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All The Small Things is a weekly interview series hosted by Venetia La Manna. Venetia will be speaking to inspiring people, thought leaders, writers and activists about the rituals that help provide structure when we need it most - or perhaps if creativity lies in the chaos if it all. We'll be learning about the small things that keep them in-check and uncover more about what makes their minds tick. What’s more, we’ll hear about the seemingly small moments that perhaps felt insignificant at the time, but their impact turned out to be life-changing.
This podcast aims to encourage us to pay closer attention to the present moment and cherish all the small things.


Note: this podcast is a follow up from Talking Tastebuds.

All The Small Things Venetia La Manna

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All The Small Things is a weekly interview series hosted by Venetia La Manna. Venetia will be speaking to inspiring people, thought leaders, writers and activists about the rituals that help provide structure when we need it most - or perhaps if creativity lies in the chaos if it all. We'll be learning about the small things that keep them in-check and uncover more about what makes their minds tick. What’s more, we’ll hear about the seemingly small moments that perhaps felt insignificant at the time, but their impact turned out to be life-changing.
This podcast aims to encourage us to pay closer attention to the present moment and cherish all the small things.


Note: this podcast is a follow up from Talking Tastebuds.

    Andria Zafirakou

    Andria Zafirakou

    Andria Zafirakou (she/her) is "the best teacher in the world". Andria is art and textiles teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse places. She has worked her entire teaching career of 15 years at Alperton Community School and is now Associate Deputy Headteacher leading on staff professional development. In 2018, she won $1million when she was crowned “the best teacher in the world” by the Varkey Foundation. Using the prize money awarded by the Global Teacher prize, Andria founded a charity called Artists in Residence (AiR) with an aim to improve arts education in schools. Andria’s brand new debut book “Those Who Can, Teach: What It Takes to Make the Next Generation” is an inspiring story about what it takes to work on the frontlines of education today. A call for people to value the arts in state education, as well as a powerful reminder that a teacher ready to listen can transform a young person's life. I LOVED it. As did my mum. As did my husband. A must read!


    Find Andria: @Andriazaf
    Find her book: Those Who Can, Teach
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @ATSTpodcast
     
    This episode is kindly sponsored by Papier. Head to and use code 'VENETIA15' for 15% off your first order.
    This episode was co-produced and edited by Venetia La Manna, produced by Holly Falconer, with music composed by William Haxworth and artwork designed by Alex Sedano.
     
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    • 41 min
    Megan Jayne Crabbe

    Megan Jayne Crabbe

    Megan Jayne Crabbe (she/her), also known as her social media handle ‘BodyPosipanda’ is an eating disorder recovery advocate, unapologetic feminist, and body positivity campaigner. Her number one bestselling debut book Body Positive Power has taught tens of thousands of people how to stop dieting and make peace with their bodies for good.


    Megan's book: Body Positive Power
    Find Megan on Instagram: @BodyPosipanda
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @ATSTpodcast
     
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    This episode is kindly sponsored by Papier. Head to and use code 'VENETIA' for 15% off.
    This episode was co-produced and edited by Venetia La Manna, produced by Holly Falconer, with music composed by William Haxworth and artwork designed by Alex Sedano.
     
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    • 47 min
    Uju Asika

    Uju Asika

    Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger, digital consultant and the author of the book 'Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World'. This book is for everyone who wants to instil a sense of open-minded inclusivity in their kids, and those who want to discuss difference instead of shying away from tough questions. In it, Uju draws on often shocking personal stories of prejudice along with opinions of experts, influencers and fellow parents to give prescriptive advice making this an invaluable guide. 


    Uju's book: Bringing Up Race
    Find Uju on Instagram: @babesabouttown
    Find Uju's blog: babesabouttown.com
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @ATSTpodcast
     
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    Blog post about Megan, Harry & Baby Archie
    Black History 4 Schools
    The Black Curriculum 
    Book: Homegoing by Yas Gyasi


    This episode was produced by Holly Falconer, co-produced and edited by Venetia La Manna, with music composed by William Haxworth and artwork designed by Alex Sedano.
     
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    • 35 min
    Pandora Sykes

    Pandora Sykes

    Pandora Sykes is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. She co-created and co-hosted The High Low which is one of the most loved podcasts out there, and she’s also the host of Doing It Right and The Missing. Last year, she released her debut essay collection, "How Do We Know We Are Doing It Right?" where Pandora interrogates the stories we’ve been sold and the ones we tell ourselves, exploring themes including wellness, faster than fast fashion, millennial burnout and the rise of cancel culture.


    Pandora’s book: http://bit.ly/3cdyvzz
    Find Pandora on Instagram: @pandorasykes
    Find Pandora on Twitter:@PINsykes
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @ATSTpodcast
     
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    This episode is kindly sponsored by Wild Deodorant. Use “SMALLTHINGS” at checkout for 20% off. 
    This episode was produced and edited by Venetia La Manna, with music composed by William Haxworth and artwork designed by Alex Sedano.
     
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    • 43 min
    Gelong Thubten

    Gelong Thubten

    Gelong Thubten (he/him) is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author. He became a monk 26 years ago at Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery in Scotland, and has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years long. He is now regarded as one of the UK’s most influential meditation teachers, with pioneering work teaching in universities, schools, companies such as Google, hospitals, prisons and rehab centres. He has lectured at Oxford University and for the United Nations, and he provides courses to medical students, doctors and nurses. He trained Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton in meditation on the set of the Marvel movie ‘Dr. Strange’ and he collaborated with Ruby Wax and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura on the book and theatre tour ‘How to be Human’. Thubten is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness’ and his next book ‘Handbook for Hard Times’ will be published in 2022.


    Find Thubten’s book: 'A Monk's Guide To Happiness'
    Follow Thubten: @GelongThubten
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @ATSTpodcast
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    When Things Fall Apart by Pema Choedroen
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    This podcast is kindly sponsored by VivoLife who are supporting Akanksha Education Fund.
    Use discount code: “ATST10” for 10% off your first purchase. 


    All The Small Things was produced and edited by Venetia La Manna, music by William Haxworth and artwork by Alex Sedano.
     
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    • 49 min
    Luvvie Ajayi Jones

    Luvvie Ajayi Jones

    Luvvie Ajayi Jones (she/her) is an award-winning author, speaker and ‘professional troublemaker’. Luvvie thrives at the intersection of comedy, media and justice. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual” and she is the co- founder of the global movement #SharetheMicNow. Her TED Talk ‘Get comfortable with being uncomfortable’ has had over 5 million views.
    Her new book “The Fear-Fighter Manual, Lessons from a Professional Troublemaker” is a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear and step into lives, careers and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams.


    Find Luvvie’s book
    Find Luvvie: @Luvvie
    Find me: @venetialamanna
    Find the show: @ATSTpodcast
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    My favourite Vitamin C serum (turns out I had used one before)


    This episode is kindly sponsored by Wild Deodorant. Use “SMALLTHINGS” at checkout for 20% off.
     All The Small Things is co-produced by Holly Falconer, edited by Venetia La Manna, with music composed by William Haxworth and artwork designed by Alex Sedano.
     
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    • 42 min

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