39 episodes

Exploring 'the new normal' and how Covid-19 is changing the world around us. Hosted by Adam Clarkson.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings

Exploring 'the new normal' and how Covid-19 is changing the world around us. Hosted by Adam Clarkson.

    ‘I use my voice for good’

    ‘I use my voice for good’

    Adam speaks to BBC Radio Tees presenter Gary Philipson and Samaritans volunteer Lisa about helping people over 12 very unusual months.

    • 23 min
    Children's mental health

    Children's mental health

    How the pandemic has affected young people's wellbeing - and what we can do to help.

    • 20 min
    Sesh Safety

    Sesh Safety

    Adam explores a 'life-changing' Facebook group for people who use drugs. Comedian and podcaster Jacob Hawley guests.

    • 23 min
    'The last lockdown'

    'The last lockdown'

    Radio 1’s Katie Thistleton talks to Adam about staying positive and ways of coping with lockdown restrictions.

    • 23 min
    A very Unusual year...

    A very Unusual year...

    In the final episode of 2020, Adam looks back at the year and talks Christmas and 2021 with Ben Weisz from the BBC's Politix and Chill podcast.

    • 26 min
    S2 E4: Getting clean online

    S2 E4: Getting clean online

    Adam explores how the pandemic has shaped the future recovery of people with addictions.

    There are links to help and information on www.bbc.co.uk/actionline

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Mjones93 ,

A Big Help

Hearing some of the stories about what people were going through during this whole pandemic was really comforting!

And it’s such an interesting insight into how different people and industries have dealt with it.

Highly recommend this!

Ben LG 95 ,

Great perspective and a breath of fresh air

Really enjoying this podcast it offers a great variety of content with people from all different backgrounds.

Makes you realise that were all in a similar position and how we all can come through the other side even stronger.

Keep em coming

Siddy_cent ,

An honest and heartwarming guide to navigate life in lockdown Britain.

The virus-driven shut down of the country and the need for self-isolation have made daily life an obstacle course for which we’ve had no training!! To this end, Adam and Jess have a very personal and candid chat on how they’ve been coping with everyday lockdown challenges like a stressful, socially distanced food shop, striking a work-life balance whilst working from home and how lockdown is not a productivity contest! This makes the podcasts a cathartic listen especially because of how they also manage to sprinkle in a in a healthy dose of humour and life hacks. Moments where Jess and Adam often say out loud what we’ve all being silently thinking are hilarious as are pupdates about their pet dogs. They deffo add a certain je ne sais quoi to the podcast through their personalities so can’t recommend enough!

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