48 episodes

In this new original series from Somethin' Else, Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron identify struggles faced by real-life parents and family members by inviting them in and hearing their story, in a one-time unscripted session with a real person. Claudia listens in to the conversation to discover how Tanya begins to unlock the story behind the issue and help find solutions.

With topics ranging from parental estrangement, gender identity, domestic violence, trauma, inheriting mental health issues, family dynamics after cancer and raising a severely disabled daughter, How Did We Get Here? is a passionate, insightful and moving experience with clear outcomes to each episode.

This podcast doesn’t tell people how to raise their children, or reconnect with family members, rather it helps people understand why, as perfectly competent adults, they can’t put into practice what they know they should do.

Each episode passes on useful links and contacts which listeners can find in the programme notes.

This is a Somethin' Else production.

How Did We Get Here‪?‬ Real Life Stories

    • Education
    • 4.4 • 117 Ratings

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In this new original series from Somethin' Else, Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron identify struggles faced by real-life parents and family members by inviting them in and hearing their story, in a one-time unscripted session with a real person. Claudia listens in to the conversation to discover how Tanya begins to unlock the story behind the issue and help find solutions.

With topics ranging from parental estrangement, gender identity, domestic violence, trauma, inheriting mental health issues, family dynamics after cancer and raising a severely disabled daughter, How Did We Get Here? is a passionate, insightful and moving experience with clear outcomes to each episode.

This podcast doesn’t tell people how to raise their children, or reconnect with family members, rather it helps people understand why, as perfectly competent adults, they can’t put into practice what they know they should do.

Each episode passes on useful links and contacts which listeners can find in the programme notes.

This is a Somethin' Else production.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Claudia Winkleman on the joy of imperfection - How to Fail with Elizabeth Day

    Claudia Winkleman on the joy of imperfection - How to Fail with Elizabeth Day

    Claudia Winkleman is a broadcaster who feels like your best friend - whether she's co-hosting Strictly Come Dancing, fronting her Saturday morning BBC Radio 2 show or sending shivers down your spine as the presenter of The Traitors. And now, for our season finale, she joins How to Fail to talk about her hatred of perfect, her distaste for exercise, her introversion and her failure to live in the present. Plus: struggles with sleep, the invaluable lessons her parents' taught her and why Rembrandt (as seen with minus 15 eyesight) might be her forever style icon.



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    • 1 hr
    Introducing: It’s Not You, It’s Them…But It Might Be You with LalalaLetMeExplain

    Introducing: It’s Not You, It’s Them…But It Might Be You with LalalaLetMeExplain

    Introducing...It’s Not You, It’s Them…But It Might Be You with LalalaLetMeExplain

    In her brand-new podcast, Lalalaletmeexplain is here to answer all YOUR questions around love, dating, sex, and relationships. Her unfiltered advice is not only candid and insightful, but she delivers you tough love when needed. Having swam the depths of the dating pool herself, Lala’s advice comes from a place of experience and expertise.

    It's Not You, It's Them...But it Might Be You is the trustworthy, down to earth advice that you've been waiting for!

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    • 2 min
    Season 1 & 2 Guests Revisited: Prof Tanya asks Jack if he's made contact with his father & whether a long-term relationship is more feasible for Sally

    Season 1 & 2 Guests Revisited: Prof Tanya asks Jack if he's made contact with his father & whether a long-term relationship is more feasible for Sally

    In this third bonus episode of How Did We Get Here? Tanya catches up with two more of our previous guests from Season 1 and 2, to see how things have moved on since they last spoke and what they have learned in the process.

    First we hear from Jack, our first ever episode. He was estranged from his father and was thinking about reconnecting. Listen back to Jack’s episode from Season 1 here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/my-distant-father/id1491735705?i=1000527123924

    We’ll also hear from Sally, who found it hard to make a relationship last more than 18 months. She realised that a key moment in her life had changed her forever and needed to move on. Listen back to Sally’s episode from Season 2 here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/my-long-term-relationships-dont-work/id1491735705?i=1000521783165

    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please see below for information about further support and advice.

    To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered.

    Other helpful organisations:
    NHS - www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines
    SAMARITANS - www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan or call 116 123
    MIND - www.mind.co.uk
    NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe
    WELLDOING - www.welldoing.org
    NICE - www.nice.org.uk/guidance
    Anxiety UK - www.anxietyuk.org.uk

    How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.

    If I'm Not Thin I'm Not Successful

    If I'm Not Thin I'm Not Successful

    Bea is an achiever in all areas of her life apart from one. She feels that until she is slimmer, she hasn’t achieved everything she set out to do. 



    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please see below for information about further support and advice. 



    To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered. 



    Other helpful organisations:


    NHS - www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines


    SAMARITANS - www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan or call 116 123

    MIND - www.mind.co.uk


    NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe


    WELLDOING - www.welldoing.org


    NICE - www.nice.org.uk/guidance


    Anxiety UK - www.anxietyuk.org.uk



    Find the transcript for episode 12 here: somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/hdwgh/episode3_12.txt 



    How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production. 



    If you're interested in taking part in future episodes of "How Did We Get Here?", please email describing your issue to how@somethinelse.com. 


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    • 51 min
    Grieving Multiple Losses

    Grieving Multiple Losses

    Isla has suffered more deaths in her family than most people deal with in a lifetime. 



    She finds it impossible to process what has happened and needs a way out of the pain. 



    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please see below for information about further support and advice. 



    To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered. 



    Other helpful organisations:


    NHS - www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines


    SAMARITANS - www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan or call 116 123

    MIND - www.mind.co.uk


    NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe


    WELLDOING - www.welldoing.org


    NICE - www.nice.org.uk/guidance


    Anxiety UK - www.anxietyuk.org.uk



    Find the transcript for episode 11 here: somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/hdwgh/episode3_11.txt 



    How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.  



    If you're interested in taking part in future episodes of "How Did We Get Here?", please email describing your issue to how@somethinelse.com. 




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    • 50 min
    Keep Myself to Myself

    Keep Myself to Myself

    George was a fireman for the RAF in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his tour of 2007, he came back a different person and has found it hard to reintegrate into society. 



    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please see below for information about further support and advice. 



    To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered. 



    Other helpful organisations:


    NHS - www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines


    SAMARITANS - www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan or call 116 123

    MIND - www.mind.co.uk


    NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe


    WELLDOING - www.welldoing.org


    NICE - www.nice.org.uk/guidance


    Anxiety UK - www.anxietyuk.org.uk



    Find the transcript for episode 10 here: somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/hdwgh/episode3_10.txt



    How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.  



    If you're interested in taking part in future episodes of "How Did We Get Here?", please email describing your issue to how@somethinelse.com. 




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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

NoDummy123 ,

Beautiful Best Women

Claudia and the Professor. What a remarkable pair. These stories shared are a precious gift. Thank you. I hope you continue! Just love it.

Jenny-jen420 ,

So helpful and moving!

I wish I could receive therapy from the professor...and be besties with both ladies! I ADORE this podacst. It is really helping me with my own issues in a time where many of us need someone to talk to put can't due to COVID!

MazzyJL ,

So insightful! A must listen.

I can’t believe this podcast gets anything less than a 5 star review ever. I’ve learned so much about getting unstuck from this podcast. All the guests have opened themselves up to be very vulnerable and walked away with much-needed insights. Please keep up the great work ladies!

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