11 episodes

Thinking Out Loud is the podcast where there are no stupid questions. Every episode, Konnie Huq and her best mate Liz Owens pick a big topic, and share what they know (or what they think they know). Then, they invite a bona fide expert into the studio, to correct mistakes, answer questions, and teach us all some interesting facts. Think of it like a cross between your favourite class at school and a really interesting chat down the pub!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 59 Ratings

Thinking Out Loud is the podcast where there are no stupid questions. Every episode, Konnie Huq and her best mate Liz Owens pick a big topic, and share what they know (or what they think they know). Then, they invite a bona fide expert into the studio, to correct mistakes, answer questions, and teach us all some interesting facts. Think of it like a cross between your favourite class at school and a really interesting chat down the pub!

    Sugar, Sugar

    Sugar, Sugar

    Do you know your fructose from your dextrose? What's free sugar? Why does Liz's husband call her the Human Ant? And which cereal causes Mr Konnie Huq to always let the side down? Try some Thinking Out Loud with Konnie, Liz, and the award-winning Dietician Dr Rona Antoni.
     
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    • 41 min
    Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter

    On 25th May George Floyd was arrested for passing what was thought to be a fake $20 bill. The appalling moments that followed have put Black Lives Matter on the agenda of politicians and news agencies alike. In this episode, Konnie and Liz talk to Henry Bonsu about the history, context, and aims of the movement.


    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_(film)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Floyd
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Breonna_Taylor
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Ahmaud_Arbery
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trayvon_Martin
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Philando_Castile
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Kaepernick
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Colston
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52988251 - Wretch 32 reference
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/atlanta-police-officers-charged-excessive-force-assaulting-college-students-protest/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park_birdwatching_incident
    http://www.stop-watch.org//
    https://www.inquest.org.uk/
    https://twitter.com/bonsuman?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
     
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    • 57 min
    Shopping

    Shopping

    How do know when a bargain is really a bargain? Do you buy stuff because you think it says something about you? And are you allowed to eat a sandwich before you pay for it? With the exception of that last question, Behavioural Scientist, Richard Shotton, informs us about how much freewill we really have in the supermarket.


    Link: https://www.richardshotton.com/the-choice-factory
     
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    • 47 min
    Mental Health

    Mental Health

    Is it 'normal' to suffer from mental ill health and how do different cultures react to and treat depression? Konnie & Liz are joined by the author of Lost Connections, Johann Hari to discuss what they think they know.


    If you think you might be suffering from some of the issues discussed in this episode you should consult with your GP or speak to someone. If you don't feel there's anyone you can talk to then you can call the Samaritans any time, day or night on: 116 123.


    Thinking Out Loud is a Podcast Works production and this episode was produced by Matt Nielson.
     
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    • 41 min
    Conservation (with Cel Spellman)

    Conservation (with Cel Spellman)

    Is the ozone layer healing? Is being vegan good for the planet? And what can we all do to help? Konnie Huq and Liz Owens go green and get some answers from World Wildlife Fund ambassador, actor and DJ Cel Spellman.
     
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    • 40 min
    Space (with Dr. Sheila Kanani)

    Space (with Dr. Sheila Kanani)

    How do you divert an asteroid? Do aliens exist? Where do you poo on the International Space Station? Konnie and Liz call mission control and get some answers from Dr. Sheila Kanani, expert astronomer!
     
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

sash1579 ,

Great!

Love this podcast- they’re both very funny but it’s also interesting too

greenfingeredmna ,

WOW

I love this podcast it lights up the learning world for me , very interesting thank you liz and konnie
Keep it up you two x

AngiePDC ,

Brilliant!

Thank you for these!

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