24 episodes

What might a salon (in the French literary tradition) sound like if it were a podcast? Hosts and long-time friends, Neil & Louise, recreate what they can of the salon-aesthetic and chat about what they've each been reading and reflecting on.

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    • Society & Culture

What might a salon (in the French literary tradition) sound like if it were a podcast? Hosts and long-time friends, Neil & Louise, recreate what they can of the salon-aesthetic and chat about what they've each been reading and reflecting on.

    August 2022: Spiders, Spuffy and impossible birds

    August 2022: Spiders, Spuffy and impossible birds

    Welcome to Episode 19 of Hello You Podcast - the Salon is open!

    In this episode, we talk spiders, Spuffy, neurodivergence, intersectionality and why animation can do things that 'live' TV shows just can't.

    Louise liberally sprinkles fabulous recommendations for things to read and listen to.  Neil pops in a few of his own too. And, for some reason, birds keep cropping up...

    It's another glorious conversation and exploration of our messy humanity.   Check out the shownotes to find out more (shownotes.helloyoupodcast.com) 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    July 2022: [To Pigeon] Are you in the Holly tree? Random animals abound ...

    July 2022: [To Pigeon] Are you in the Holly tree? Random animals abound ...

    Hello you! If you're cool to slide into the chat via the picturesque venue of Lewes-twinned-with-Mordor (it will make sense during the first 5 minutes of listening) - WELCOME!

    Come on in - the Salon is open and we'd love you to join us!

    You can also find the shownotes at this link here: https://helloyoupodcast.wordpress.com/2022/07/18/episode-18-to-pigeon-are-you-in-the-holly-tree-random-animals-abound/ 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    June 2022: Disrupting wolves with bananas

    June 2022: Disrupting wolves with bananas

    Well hello! Pull up a comfy chair for Episode 17 of Hello You Podcast ...

    This month we talk a lot about disruption in one form or another. Disrupting the dominant narrative, disrupting how we experience the world by (re)naming, disrupting our own ideas of what inclusion means and what it implies. And, of course, something about wolves and bananas ... (hint, it's Eurovision related).

    Come on in - the Salon is open and we'd love you to join us. For links & resources mentioned in the episode have a look at the shownotes here: https://helloyoupodcast.wordpress.com/2022/06/01/episode-17-disrupting-wolves-with-bananas/ 

    • 51 min
    May 2022: The unbearable heaviness of being perfect

    May 2022: The unbearable heaviness of being perfect

    Welcome to Episode 16 of Hello You Podcast! Come in, sit down and get comfy all in the name of exploring discomfort. It turns out that reflecting on things that make us uncomfortable is the emergent theme for this month's episode and, as ever, Neil & Louise dive in. Come on in - the Salon is open and we'd love you to join us. See the shownotes at the link below to give you a flavour of what you'll be dipping into ...

    https://helloyoupodcast.wordpress.com/2022/05/01/episode-16-the-unbearable-heaviness-of-being-perfect/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    April 2022: From big views to navigating news

    April 2022: From big views to navigating news

    This is our first international episode - Louise is discovering new, big views, in Portugal where the weather isn't behaving as expected.  The coffee is cheap, and it transpires that Neil may be a coffee snob.  
    We cover a huge amount of ground in this episode - from appreciating big views and the effects they have on us, to deep reflections on cultural narratives and how is behind them.
    We do speak about the war being waged against Ukraine and its people from 22minutes in.  We understand if you are limiting your exposure to talk to the war - we speak explicitly about it for a bit before moving into other avenues of enquiry, before circling back in the last moments of the show with a reflection on something inspiring that is taking root despite the invasion.
    Shownotes as always waft a flavour of what you'll get in this constantly unfurling experiment into what it means to be human - or, more specifically, us.  Shownotes.helloyoupodcast.com

    • 59 min
    March 2022: An episode in which we discover Nyctous

    March 2022: An episode in which we discover Nyctous

    Welcome to Episode 14 of Hello You Podcast!
    As always, the Salon doors are thrown open and you're invited in!
    This time, Louise & Neil dive into the ebbs and flows of language, dig into a fabulous poem and explore issues of equality and inclusion.
    We'd also love to hear from you - what words or phrases have you collected over your lifetime which no one else has ever heard of?  Let us know!
    Shownotes and links are available here shownotes.helloyoupodcast.com

    • 1 hr