32 episodes

Sometimes we just need a dummies guide to things. What better Dummy than our Baz. This podcast is an uncensored and achingly honest chat with interesting people about various topics and life stories that have peaked the interest of the host. Through the smudged filter of award winning Irish/Egyptian presenter and comedian Baz Ashmawy everything becomes a little clearer…oddly!
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The Good, The Baz and The Ugly Baz Ashmawy

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

Sometimes we just need a dummies guide to things. What better Dummy than our Baz. This podcast is an uncensored and achingly honest chat with interesting people about various topics and life stories that have peaked the interest of the host. Through the smudged filter of award winning Irish/Egyptian presenter and comedian Baz Ashmawy everything becomes a little clearer…oddly!
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    EP 30: Baz and "The Worries"!

    EP 30: Baz and "The Worries"!

    Baz chats to Jion Sheibani about her books "The Worries"... Which help kids draw their worries to define them.
    You can find out about the books and Jion and her amazing illustrations here http://www.jionsheibani.com/
    And you can follow Jion on Instagram @jionsheibani

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    • 43 min
    EP 29: Baz and Hidden Valley Road

    EP 29: Baz and Hidden Valley Road

    In this episode, Baz chats to Robert Kolker; Author of Bestselling book “Hidden Valley Road”. A book about the Galvins; a midcentury American family, with twelve children, 5 of which were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Kolker was originally approached by the two Galvin sisters to write their family story and he talks to Baz today about the family and what did he find out.
    TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains discussion of mental health disorders and reference to abuse.


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    • 40 min
    EP 28: Baz and The Man Who Fought Isis

    EP 28: Baz and The Man Who Fought Isis

    In this Episode, Baz chats to Calvin James, one of the founders of The SCOOP Foundation and he established the Syrias Vibes campaign. Oh... and he also fought Isis!!
    You can find our more about SCOOP Here.

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    • 59 min
    EP 27 : Baz and Group Therapy

    EP 27 : Baz and Group Therapy

    This episode Baz chats to Christie Tate; bestselling Author of “Group : How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life”. They talk about group therapy, and Christies shares with us the daring, exhilarating, painful, and hilarious journey that is group therapy - an under-explored process that breaks you down, and then reassembles you so that all the pieces finally fit.


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    • 48 min
    EP 26: Baz and The January Blues

    EP 26: Baz and The January Blues

    TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains a discussion of suicide and depression.
    This episode, Baz chats to John Boland. John is a suicide survivor and is a very influential member of Suicide Awareness in Dublin 15. Times could get tough... but we will focus on the fractions of the good that we get.
    If you need to talk to someone, here are a number of helplines you can contact for confidential non-judgemental support.
    If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self-harm, you should make contact immediately with one of the following:
    Phone or go to your local doctorGo to the Accident & Emergency department of the nearest hospitalCall 999Samaritans - Free 24 hour listening service for anyone in distress. FreePhone: 116 123
    Most helplines will provide a listening service, give information and advice, provide emotional support and point you in the direction of other services. They are often free-phone services which are staffed by trained volunteers or employees.

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    • 46 min
    EP 25: Baz and The Flat Earther

    EP 25: Baz and The Flat Earther

    Are we living on a spinning ball? In this episode Baz talks to free thinker Maciek to know what made him believe that the Earth is flat.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Mooksey4 ,

Quality

Thanks Baz and crew. You get me round my 5k walking lap without even noticing the time. Entertaining, topical, relevant and an overall good way to spend an hour.

Loreaine F ,

Smashed it

First listen. Loved it. Topical, punky, a little irreverent. Spot in. Lorraine

burkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ,

Amazing 🤩

Simply brilliant Baz 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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