Unscripted conversations with Toni Cowan-Brown and Sorcha Rochford about current affairs, pop culture, life, and how we got here.
We are fiercely opinionated, unapologetically honest and we don’t always agree. Join us weekly for a deep dive into honest conversations where empathy and vulnerability, and facts take center stage.
Fathers, daughters and the sports that unite them.
When we set out to do this podcast, one of our core desires was to openly talk about and discuss all of the topics that have an influencer on our life - from politics to technology, to feminism, activism, motherhood, to football and Formula One.
Wait, you don't want kids?
In this episode Sorcha and Toni share their experience with the question - do you want kids? And the weight that comes with any and all decisions. These types of questions and assumptions are made every day of women without the acknowledgment of the gravity of the difficulty of that response. From a young age, we are told that pregnancy just happens. But what does it mean when it doesn't?
Can our social media presence exist without boundaries?
In last week's episode, we discussed the positive impact social media can have in helping to lower the barriers of entry to the conversation and creating awareness of mental health.
This week we discuss the damaging effects that social media can have on our mental health, and the need for boundaries online.
Mental health is not a taboo
"But there is still one private activity that no would-be political star dares admit to -- even though it's entirely legal and ethical, not to mention healthy." These were the opening words to a NYT opinion piece from 1997 and here we are 24 years later. As we were having these conversations, we realised it was mental health month which just goes to show how this topic is increasingly top of mind for us, and probably for others too. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an undertone of the ever-present mental health issues around the world.
Where the f**k's my f*****g train?
When was the last time you used public transport? In a pre-Covid era, if you live in Europe, this is most likely an odd question to ask as it probably wasn't that long ago. In America, the car is still king.
Regardless of where we live, globally the question still stands where do our comfort levels lie with utilizing public transit in our respective cities. And has our relationship to public transit changed as many of us opted to leave the city behind?
When the pandemic first hit there was a fear of a mass exodus of cities. While there were many people who left cities across the globe to be with family or have more space. This exodus is now eroding and we are seeing people move back into cities
Can a co-working company build community?
Co-working spaces were at the height of their boom when the pandemic hit. WeWork was a leader in this industry and invested in the likes of The Wing.
We discuss the illusion in WeWork's business model - i.e. they are selling desks but are branding their business as building community. Should co-working companies even be in the business of building community?
Entertaining, Informative, International
Sorcha and Toni bring interesting international perspectives to American politics and many facets of American society. At the nexus of tech and politics, Sorcha and Toni provide through unscripted conversations both informed opinions and researched facts. I look forward to continuing to learn from these two entertaining and smart female leads!
Fun, unscripted and honest conversations
Testing out this review thing.
A refreshingly natural approach to deep conversations about real-world topics
Thought the entire time I was listening to this podcast, I constantly found myself smiling and laughing along with them. They covered a wide range of topics and it felt so natural — many of which are things I talk about with my friends. They just bounce off each other and are able to talk about such deep and heavy topics with such care and intention. I would highly recommend this podcast for anyone that wants a refreshing take on current events.