This is the podcast for anyone who feels out of synch. Journalist and Author Nell Frizzell talks to some of her favourite people about The Panic Years - the period between carelessness and matching crockery, between your friends passing out on the dancefloor and those same people becoming parents; The time when we all start wondering when did everything got so serious? It talks about the big stuff, in a way that will make you feel better.
This Is An Emergency. With Laura Dockrill
This week I spoke to the children’s author, illustrator and writer Laura Dockrill. Her book, What Have I Done covers her experience of post-partum psychosis, feeling suicidal and, eventually, getting well. We discuss all of these things in the episode so it carries
a trigger warning: mentions of suicide, psychosis and mental illness.
You can follow Laura on Twitter
at @LauraDockrill https://twitter.com/LauraDockrill
on Instagram at @lauraleedockrill https://www.instagram.com/lauraleedockrill/?hl=en.
You can buy her book, What Have I Done here https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1117973/what-have-i-done-/9781529110210.html#:~:text=This%20heart%2Dbreaking%20and%20uplifting,and%20Laura%20started%20to%20struggle.
I also interviewed NHS psychiatrist and mental health campaigner Dr Benjamin Janaway about how someone gets admitted to a psychiatric hospital and what treatment they may receive. You can follow him on Twitter at @drjanaway https://twitter.com/drjanaway.
One Plus One Equals Three. With Tiffany Stevenson.
This week I spoke to the comedian and actor, Tiffany Stevenson about work, love and being a stepmother. You
can follow Tiffany on Twitter at @TiffanyStevenson https://twitter.com/tiffstevenson
and on Instagram at @tiffstevensoncomic https://www.instagram.com/tiffstevensoncomic/?hl=en
I also interviewed the psychologist and founder of Happy Steps, Lisa Doodson. You can find out more about Lisa’s work at the Happy Steps website https://happysteps.co.uk/
and follow her on Instagram at @happysteps_drlisa https://www.instagram.com/happysteps_drlisa/?hl=en.
You can also buy her book How To Be A Happy Stepmum https://happysteps.co.uk/stepfamily-books-1
Should I have sex or visit my Mum? With Rose Stokes.
This week I spoke to the writer and events doyenne, Rose Stokes about love, lockdown, self-esteem and bad break ups.
You can follow Rose on Twitter
at @RoseStokes https://twitter.com/RoseStokes and on Instagram at @rosestokes https://www.instagram.com/rosestokes/?hl=en
I also interviewed the relationship counsellor Simone Bose. You can follow Simone on Twitter at @simoneboseuk https://twitter.com/simoneboseuk
and visit her website at https://www.simonebose.com/
can also find out more about Relate at https://www.relate.org.uk/
I worried I might be a failure. With Caspar Salmon.
This week Nell spoke to Journalist, Film Critic and writer, Caspar Salmon. Caspar spoke to Nell about changing careers, self belief, coming out and representation in the media.
Caspar's website is: https://casparsalmon.com/
Nell also spoke to Clinical Psychologist Dr Sophie Mort, who unpicked some of the difficulties we have with change and the jigsaw puzzle of our identity.
Dr Soph's website is: https://drsoph.com/
Details of Dr Soph's book : https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/A-Manual-for-Being-Human/Dr-Sophie-Mort/9781471197468
The Act Of Being Fine. With Katie Wix.
This week I spoke to the comedian, actor, writer and star of Ghosts and Stath Lets Flats, Katy Wix.
Katy has just published a phenomenal memoir called Delicacy which, as she puts it, is all about cake and death. It’s funny and wry and brutal and sad. In the book, Katy covers quite a bit of her panic years, from the crap jobs to the unhappy sex, moving to London, ambition and friendship so it was a pleasure to speak to her in more depth.
You can follow Katy on Twitter at @WixKaty https://twitter.com/WixKaty and on Instagram at really_katywix https://www.instagram.com/really_katywix/?hl=en
I also interviewed the Tom Quinn from the UK eating disorder charity Beat about disordered eating, body dysmorphia and what help is available in the UK today.
You can follow Beat on Twitter at @beatED https://twitter.com/beatED or visit their website at https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ They have a helpline at 0808 801 0677
I think they've lost it. With Miranda Ward.
This week I spoke to the writer, Miranda Ward. Miranda's book Adrift: Field Notes From Early Motherhood covers the five years Miranda spent trying to get, and stay, pregnant. It's a funny, poignant, clever and thoughtful book, which tackles the seldom discussed topic of "almost motherhood."
Find Miranda on Twitter at @MirandaWardC https://twitter.com/MirandaWardC
and on Instagram at @mirandawardc https://www.instagram.com/mirandawardc/?hl=en-gb.
You can buy her book at Bookshog.org https://uk.bookshop.org/books/adrift-fieldnotes-from-almost-motherhood/9781474614153
and in shops now.
I also spoke to the brilliant midwife Sophie from Tommy’s - a charity that researches into miscarriage, premature birth & stillbirth and provide free pregnancy health information to parents-to-be.
Follow Tommy’s on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tommys.
Visit their website at Tommys.org https://www.tommys.org/ and you might find this page on supporting someone who’s had a miscarriage particularly useful:
Mensch podcast opening up conversation on the messy joy and heartbreak of the human experience
Cosy revelatory listening. I would 100% invite Frizzell to my brunch squad and craft coven. Compassion, representation, humour and food for thought on the road trip to your life - where do you want to go? Let’s explore!
Just the best!!
I can’t recommend this podcast enough. I have loved all of the interviews which are so open and honest and I have learnt so much through listening and have felt so seen! Thank you Nell for sharing so many different perspectives. I think this is truly wonderful.
Soothing and thought-provoking
I can’t listen to anything else at the moment.