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Alex Holmes hosts weekly conversations with thought leaders, writers, and masters of their craft from all corners of the world, generations, and cultures to unpack topics around love, belonging, and connection and what it really means to be human.
For more information about Alex, go to:
- alexholmes.co
- instagram.com/byalexholmes

Time To Talk With Alex Holmes Alex Holmes

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 65 Ratings

Alex Holmes hosts weekly conversations with thought leaders, writers, and masters of their craft from all corners of the world, generations, and cultures to unpack topics around love, belonging, and connection and what it really means to be human.
For more information about Alex, go to:
- alexholmes.co
- instagram.com/byalexholmes

    Robin DiAngelo: Challenging Nice Racism

    Robin DiAngelo: Challenging Nice Racism

    Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D. is an academic, lecturer, and author working in the fields of critical discourse analysis. She is the affiliate professor of education at the University of Washington, and we speak about her new book: Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm.
    In this episode we talk about:

    Defining niceness

    Wokeness

    Cancel culture

    Why Is It Okay To Generalise About White People?

    White people can still be racist even if they have a level of oppression

    The role and impact of white women in ‘nice’ racism


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    Executive Produced: Alex Holmes
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    • 56 min
    Dr Alex Lathbridge: Are Ancestry Tests Good For Black People?

    Dr Alex Lathbridge: Are Ancestry Tests Good For Black People?

    Speaking to Dr Alex Lathbridge is a joy.
    We talk about ghosts and hobbies, but more seriously we ask the questions about genetic and ancestry tests for the Black community, whether they are safe and what we should be looking out for. Also, are you interested in taking a Ph.D.?
    This might encourage you.

    Not one to miss!
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Michael Holding: Why We Kneel, How We Rise

    Michael Holding: Why We Kneel, How We Rise

    This week in our first Black History conversation is with a living cricket legend, Michael Holding.
    Michael Holding is an elder, a wise connection, and leader of our experience as Black people in this country. We talk about his long career in cricket, his experience post-George Floyd and what he remembers about his career. He retired in September 2021.
    He wrote Why We Kneel, How We Rise - a sober, densely researched account of racial discrimination, partially told through discussions with leading athletes including Usain Bolt, Thierry Henry, Michael Johnson and Naomi Osaka.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Heart To Heart: On Hope

    Heart To Heart: On Hope

    Today is Time To Talk's 3rd Birthday!
    Read the essay here. TW: Rape, Murder, Police.
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    Thank you for all of the support.
    Always,
    Alex
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    • 21 min
    Talk More: Student Mental Health with Neil Smith, Richard Harris and Jeremy Lyons

    Talk More: Student Mental Health with Neil Smith, Richard Harris and Jeremy Lyons

    Welcome to Time To Talk. I’m your host Alex Holmes.

    This week is all about student mental health! 

    With more students going back to university this month, I wanted to have a chat about mental health at uni. 

    I have a conversation with the Managing Director of Scape, Neil Smith. Scape is a university residence that holds student wellbeing at the center of its message. We had a chat about Scape over in Wembley, and how much these residences had changed since I was in university back in 2010.

    Then…we have a round table discussion with my two friends. Richard Harris and Jeremy Lyons. Richard is my partner in crime here on Talk More, but we welcome Jeremy who is working with the charity Shawmind founding Breathe Uni which endeavours to create and hold space for student mental health at university.

    We spoke about the pitfalls in university mental health and wellbeing, almost dropping out and our struggles with getting the help we needed. 

    This was a fun episode to put together.

    Before we get into the episode though - wanted to direct you to a few things.


    Book Club: We will be meeting for our second chat on Thursday 30th September to discuss chapters 4-6 of Tara Brach’s Radical Compassion. If you’re interested in joining, click the link in the show notes.


    Henley Literary Festival: Podcasting To Publishing. At 8.30pm on Sunday 3rd of October. I’ll be there.


    Token Man - I will be speaking on Token Man. It’s a free online event and will be on October 7th, online. I will be discussing heartbreak in men, and how we can become better people while addressing innermost selves.

    As ever, for more information on my blog, book club, and more head over to alexholmes.co.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    David Poses: The Truth About Addiction

    David Poses: The Truth About Addiction

    Trigger Warning: Conversations on Drug Use, Suicide, and Depression.
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    David Poses is a writer. His book The Weight of Air: A Story of the Lies About Addiction and the Truth About Recovery, is a book I will continue to go back to in my own self-development as I progress on my own journey.
    He is also a speaker and activist. After twenty years of hiding his struggle with depression and opioids, he started opening up and challenging the disregard of science and evidence in drug treatment, prevention, and policy. 
    We discuss:

    Shame and drug addiction

    Breaking down the stigma of addiction

    How to rethink policies relating to drugs

    Books that might help


    Not one to miss!
    This episode is brought to you in partnership with Trigger Hub. For 15% off ebooks, to support authors and mental health charity Shaw Mind with your purchase, use discount code: AlexHolmes15.
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    Henley Literary Fest - October 3rd
    Token Man Event - October 7th
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    Credits:
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    Engineered and Co-Produced: Ryan Nile/Pure Creation Media
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

airsemon ,

Top podcast with great conversations

Great host and great guests

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Added to the weekly queue

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Eazzzy Ee ,

Awesome!

Just listened to the most recent podcast and what a fantastic, enjoyable podcast addressing real issues! The audio sounds top quality. Well done bro 🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯

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