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TOAST is a clothing and lifestyle brand that aspires to a slower, more thoughtful way of life. You can visit our website at: www.toa.st

TOAST podcasts are presented by Laura Barton, produced by Geoff Bird and conceived by Emily Cameron.

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    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

TOAST is a clothing and lifestyle brand that aspires to a slower, more thoughtful way of life. You can visit our website at: www.toa.st

TOAST podcasts are presented by Laura Barton, produced by Geoff Bird and conceived by Emily Cameron.

    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Ita O'Brien

    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Ita O'Brien

    The role of an intimacy coordinator is still fairly new in the world of film and TV but one that is fast gaining adoption in production houses including the BBC and Netflix. A pioneer and principal practitioner in the field, Ita O’Brien works to choreograph the often complex rhythms of intimate scenes and ensure best practice on set and stage when performances include nudity and sexual content. Ita has worked on productions including Normal People, Sex Education, I May Destroy You, The Dig and It’s a Sin.

    Joining Laura Barton from her home in Kent, Ita speaks about her work, physical rhythm and how she moved from dancing to acting to intimacy.

    TOAST Podcast Series 5 is presented by Laura Barton and produced by Geoff Bird. Music for this season was written and performed by Laura James. All views expressed in the podcast are the interviewees own and not necessarily those of TOAST.

    • 32 min
    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Valerie June

    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Valerie June

    Musician Valerie June was in New York when Laura Barton spoke to her for our fifth podcast series. She spoke of the stillness she has found through guided meditation, the natural rhythms that have steered her new album, 'The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers', and all of the ways her music carries her history – from singing gospel to recording with the queen of Memphis soul, Carla Thomas.

    TOAST Podcast Series 5 is presented by Laura Barton and produced by Geoff Bird. Music for this season was written and performed by Laura James. All views expressed in the podcast are the interviewees own and not necessarily those of TOAST.

    • 40 min
    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Patsy Rodenburg

    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Patsy Rodenburg

    It would be hard to look at rhythm in all its forms without observing the breath and the way we speak. For over 40 years the world’s most formidable voice coach, Patsy Rodenburg, OBE, has done just that. Speaking to Patsy from her home in London, we discover her passion for storytelling, her focus on the breath and its rhythms which link us all.

    Patsy has worked with politicians, business leaders and actors including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Daniel Craig. She’s collaborated with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre and is head of voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is the author of books on speech and presence and her great literary love, William Shakespeare.

    TOAST Podcast Series 5 is presented by Laura Barton and produced by Geoff Bird. Music for this season was written and performed by Laura James. All views expressed in the podcast are the interviewees own and not necessarily those of TOAST.

    • 47 min
    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Fiona Benson

    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Fiona Benson

    It was the first days of spring when Laura Barton spoke to our third podcast guest, the Forward Prize winning poet Fiona Benson. Speaking about the itinerant rhythms of growing up in an RAF family, of boarding school and academia, the pleasing rhythms of a settled life in rural Devon and how each has shaped her poetry. Fittingly for this spring season Fiona shares her poem Almond Blossom to ease us out of winter into a hopeful and trusting green havoc.

    TOAST Podcast Series 5 is presented by Laura Barton and produced by Geoff Bird. Music for this season was written and performed by Laura James. All views expressed in the podcast are the interviewees own and not necessarily those of TOAST.

    • 37 min
    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Cassa Pancho

    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Cassa Pancho

    Our second podcast guest is founder and artistic director of Ballet Black, Cassa Pancho. After completing a degree in classical ballet, Cassa founded Ballet Black in 2001 to provide role models to Asian and black aspiring dancers, gaining an MBE in 2013 for services to classical ballet. The founder of the revolutionary classical company speaks to Laura Barton about her deep need for rhythm, diversity in the ballet world and the sounds and sensations that led her to enter the world of dance.

    TOAST Podcast Series 5 is presented by Laura Barton and produced by Geoff Bird. Music for this season was written and performed by Laura James. All views expressed in the podcast are the interviewees own and not necessarily those of TOAST.

    • 47 min
    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Peggy Seeger

    Rhythm Podcast Series 5 | Peggy Seeger

    For our fifth podcast series, writer and broadcaster Laura Barton looks to the theme of Rhythm, exploring the ways in which it is harnessed creatively to stir the senses, how it forms in us, how we carry it and where it can lead us. From the rhythmic pattern that propels you into a poem, the expressiveness of a musical composition to the cadence of speech on stage or sculpting intimate scenes on a film set. Join Laura as she interviews six guests who have each developed their own unique sense of rhythm in their work.

    The episodes will be released weekly throughout April and May and are presented by Laura Barton and produced by Geoff Bird. Music for this season was written and performed by Laura James. All views expressed in the podcast are the interviewees own and not necessarily those of TOAST.

    Peggy Seeger
    Kicking off our fifth series, Laura Barton joins Peggy Seeger at home in Oxfordshire where they spoke about where rhythm sits in Peggy’s own relationship with music, growing up a member of America’s famous folk family, the music that carried her to the UK, her partnership with Ewan MacColl, and why music can never be in the background of her life.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

imnotemilyok ,

A hidden gem!

This podcast is so peaceful and inspiring. I love how Laura Barton leads us through different soundscapes during the interviews.

Kathleen.mh ,

So good

A random podcast for a lifestyle brand has no business being this good! It resonates with me so much.

carly hoffman ,

Inspiring

Each episode has been so inspiring for me. There is a very personal quality to the questions and answers and I love that each is filmed at a location the artist chooses. How lovely to hear all the sounds of these magical places!

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