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60 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Blackfishing, mental health privilege and channeling our sisu
We (Josh and Has) head into a challenging conversation around blackfishing - particularly at how the media seems to give guys who do it a pass, whilst focusing on the women who do it. As you might expect, this leads us into a wider conversation around cultural appreciation and appropriation. We then talk about World Mental Health Day in the context of inequity and privilege - discussing how many in society both lack access and are unrepresented in mental health support. We end on a discussion about the happiest country in the world before heading into reasons to be cheerful!
67 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Awkward eyes, forecourt justice and a tale of two deaths
This is a special one - the very first episode of 115 Miles with us (Josh and Has) in the same room together. After an awkward feeling start, we move into the main topics on our minds, which unsurprisingly begins with the "fuel crisis" in the UK and a discussion about who's actually responsible for it. We then discuss the tragic death of Sabina Nessa and the difference in both reporting of her death and the subsequent national reaction, compared to the tragic death of Sarah Everard. We talk about police tactics, policy and the notion of modifying behaviour. Finally - we move into the subject of youth funding cuts and it's long term implications for society. Today we give a shout out to the amazing charity Power The Fight, working tirelessly to 'End Youth Violence' and improve the lives of communities affected by it. Please check them out and if it resonates, make a donation to the cause: https://www.powerthefight.org.uk/
58 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Expressos, stressed out days and good immigrants.
We're kicking off Season 2 by talking about Josh's breakfast, but fear not, the rest of the conversation definitely goes up in quality from there ;-). We talk about about Emma Raducanu's incredible US Open win and the subsequent conversations that have ensued around her heritage and about multiculturalism in the UK. We then move into the rising levels of stress and anxiety that Gen Z and Millennials are going through today, and the continued stigma around mental health in this country. The chat is polished off as always by our reasons to be cheerful, and Josh truly has an incredible one this week.
49 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
A divided nation, deceptive directions and summertime vibes
School's out for the summer! In this final episode before a well earned summer break, Josh and Has inevitably wade into the European Cup final and the events of racism that followed. They discuss the state of a divided nation and the support for the black players following the abhorrent racism directed at them. Josh and Has then move into the fast approaching 'unlocking' of England from Covid restrictions and the confusing nature of the Government's communications, highlighting a strategy of 'plausible deniability'. A great conversation to end on before the return later in September 2021.
58 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Famous kisses, hairy rugs and speaking up
In the penultimate episode before a well earned summer break, Josh and Has, like a thrilling fairground ride, go upwards, downwards and sideways and everywhere in between. They have a lighthearted chat about Has' birthday, the Euros and the illicit Matt Hancock kiss and Hollywood's most famous kiss. Josh and Has discuss the notion of following instructions without questioning them and the fear of wanting healthy debate but being fearful of the impact of doing so. As usual, some reasons to be cheerful to add a cherry on top of a broad conversation.
59 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Ice baths, lazy vibes and Freudian frauds
After a little half term break, Josh and Has return with another rollercoaster of a conversation - beginning with Josh's ice bath practice before inadvertently falling into the topic of 'dodgy' teachers and then swiftly recovered into the breathing master Wim Hof. They talk about the extension of lockdown and the lack of education around natural means of immune boosting (vs vaccinations). Has then asks Josh about what's driving Priti Patel's Agenda (after asking if she's a bigger alien than Keir Starmer) before moving into the conversation of feeling tired, bored and needing a break - this leads to an honest conversation about Josh and Has' view on taking a short break in recording. As ever, a sweet (and quite cheesy) finish with reasons to be cheerful!
61 minutes | May 19, 2021
Getting jiggly with it, cheeky hugs and helping hands to say goodbye
Another cracking conversation between Josh and Hasan in this latest episode of 115 miles. They journey from rule-bending hugs to the Government's lack of compassion/wilful swindling of the British public to Will Smith's latest antics. From there, Josh and Hasan dive into a conversation around assisted death and unpack how complex the topic is. As usual, things are wrapped with reasons to be cheerful. And a spoiler, it's another monumental year forward for Josh.
52 minutes | May 5, 2021
Un-funny letters, sleazy makeovers, and embarrassing mishaps
In this episode, Josh and Hasan begin by dissecting Josh's letter to Keir Starmer. From that auspicious start, they head into the cash for makeovers scandal that is currently engulfing the British government, however they somehow head back towards Keir Starmer and explore what they think his musical tastes are! On a more serious note, Hasan and Josh talk about authenticity and discuss whether we have one true authentic self, or many different versions of authenticity. They then move into some uncomfortable questions for Josh (many of which Josh avoids by the way...) such as "what's the most embarrassing thing you've been caught doing by your mum?" And as you've come to expect, a close out with some reasons to be cheerful.
58 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
The line of duty, forgotten anniversaries and Keir Starmer is an alien
Officially one episode after 115 miles' first anniversary - Josh and Hasan take a moment to review their first year as podcasters, with the high, lows and laughs in between. This conversation was preceded by the question on everyone's lips (according to Josh that is)...what happened in Line of Duty on Sunday night (for non-UK listeners, it's worth digging out if you can!). This led to a discussion about whether there is a role for the BBC in today's society, or whether it is past its value. Josh and Hasan then move into a more serious conversation about the role of an opposition party leader and whether Labour Leader, Keir Starmer, is a culpable as Boris Johnson. And also, if he's an alien from space. Reasons to be cheerful rounds out the episode as usual. Enjoy!
55 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Addictions, willpower and two sides to every argument
In this episode, Josh and Has go deep on addiction. As we come to the proposed end of lockdown in the UK, we are facing an emergent world where many have found comfort and support through various forms of additional consumption - be that alcohol, food, drugs, work, fitness etc. They unpack Josh's own personal journey - where Has asks Josh about his triggers and replacement strategies. They talk about whether addiction can ever be healthy and what role ‘WILLPOWER’ has to play in keeping addiction at bay. As usual, their talk is unplanned and they dive further into this are and look at topics of class, race, criminalisation and judgement. An important conversation that Josh and Hasan hope people will find helpful, useful and resonant.
56 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Chivalry should be dead, men aren't "saviours" and Boris' mustiness.
In this episode, Josh and Hasan talk about the tragic death of Sarah Everard and the impact it's had on the UK. They talk about the appalling statistics around how women are routinely sexually harassed and the lack of faith and trust that anything will ever be done. As you would possibly expect from two men having a conversation about women's rights and safety, Josh and Hasan explore their naiveté and lack of action around this topic. It's a raw, vulnerable and exposing discussion of the male fragility around this subject. Josh and Has then talk about one year of UK lockdown and discuss the impact it's had on our society and the role of this nation's government in leading through this crisis. As always, heavy topics discussed with some lightness and humour along the way and ended as always with some reasons to be cheerful!
60 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Mindful mouthfuls, hopeful futures and independent women
In today’s episode, Josh and Has kick off by talking about their relationship with food and how the concept of intuitive eating can help us be more mindful about what is going on. Has then asks Josh what he would change about society today that would make it a better place, which takes them to talking about children and the future. They then head into Big Tech & regulation, and the role it has to play in functional modern democracies. Inevitably, Has & Josh then wade into the big debate around Megan and Harry, and discuss the silly little (now currently unemployed) man boy that is Piers Morgan. They talk about Blackout Tuesday, International Women’s Day, the anxiety around the opening post lockdown - and then give some tactical ways to tackle it. And they still fit in some top reasons to be cheerful too!
59 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Fake gurus, age of innocence and changing social media
Possibly one of the most challenging episodes of 115 Miles to date. Josh and Has talk about being triggered and what's currently causing it for them, before heading into a deep conversation about the impact of social media on children and how it has raised the age of innocence. In between this, they cover the effects of influencers, algorithms and pornography on children, sometime leading to awkward moments in the conversation. As always, Josh and Hasan ensure they are having the most difficult conversations that most people don't want to have. In doing, they are trying to raise consciousness and influence people to think deeply about the choices we have/make in society.
50 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Linkedin Park, keep it in the day and stolen teddy bears
Josh and Has take another topsy turvy look at life in the latest podcast episode. They begin the conversation by exploring what's taking up headspace for them this week in the spirit of going beyond the surface level. Hasan then brings up the topic of Valentines Day and they explore whether it has a place today as a genuine show of affection or whether it has simply become an instrument of marketing for brands. They move into a conversation about feelings of numbness that this current lockdown is bringing and ways to cope with it. As usual, the serious is peppered with lots of gaffes and funny moments including Hasan getting a famous band's name wrong and Josh doing his best Marvin Gaye impression, to name a few....
58 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Vaccine rollouts, same old media barons and getting the giggles
In this episode, Josh and Hasan begin by discussing their aversion to spending money on themselves, and some of the reasons for it. They explore the rollout of the vaccine in the UK and delve into the rationale behind focusing on the impacts of Covid vs others, say Tobacco & Alcohol and pollution related impacts. Josh and Hasan discuss the impact of the current situation on those families that are truly suffering economically and their perceptions of the class divide in politics, which leads them towards discussing whether the media has changed significantly over the last few decades. As usual, they end with reasons to be cheerful...enjoy!
61 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Life in numbers, double standards and censoring extremists
Welcome to the first episode of 2021. As usual, Josh and Has dive straight into the main topics surrounding us in society. Being the beginning of the year, they talk about resolutions, or more aptly, failed resolutions. And discuss ways we can make them last. They cover the recent Capitol riot in the US and then look at the travesty of the food parcels fiasco here in the UK. Several topics come in and out of the conversation, including Hasan's inability to get his numbers right, censoring extreme right/left wing voices and the role of technology and media in forming opinions.
61 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Driving home from oil rigs, Bono's terrible lyrics and open yer windows!
In the final episode of 115 Miles for 2020, Josh and Hasan tackle some of the most important topics of the moment. Things like: What's their favourite Christmas song? What's their worst? When is Christmas film not a Christmas film? Why Josh hates Christmas jumpers Also discussed amongst those serious topics above are the approaching Christmas festive break from restrictions - should people be allowed to mix, is it fair on people of other faiths etc. And to wrap the year, Josh and Has discuss their final reasons to be cheerful in 2020.
57 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Pints for cronies, cultural contexts and prepping for tough times
In this 20th and penultimate episode of 2020, Has and Josh go deep on the topic of cronyism within the current government - exploring the awarding of uncontested contracts to friends of politicians. They explore whether it's ever ok to help "friends" out like this in the real world. They move into the topic of race and cultural contexts, discussing a recent social media post by a non-British footballer who used a potentially offensive word in this country, but one that he argued was a term of endearment in his country. Has & John then look at the tough year predicted in 2021, the impact it will have on families and lives and how best to support people through it. They end this episode with not 1, not 2 but 3 reasons to be cheerful!
49 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Grass roots racism, out of touch leaders and bridging divides
In this episode, Josh and Hasan explore the realities of living life in the UK as a person of colour and what happens when Josh, as a white man, is confronted by racism he sees towards others on the football field. They then move into a conversation around the accountabilities of leaders and what happens when a 'gaffe' goes public - a one off mistake or a signal of an inherent set of beliefs? As they move to reasons to be cheerful, Josh tells a story that gives hope for unity. Another raw, honest conversation from 115 Miles.
51 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Presidential relations, death in numbers and Josh has the X factor
Episode 18 begins with Josh singing his favourite Westlife song. Though difficult to move on from that big opener, Josh and Hasan then go into a deep topical discussion about lockdown part 2 in the UK and the current impacts of Covid. Within that discussion, they talk about the value of life in numbers and the consequences of decisions taken against this. Has and Josh then dive into the US election and Brexit – talking about whether society is more divided or united. They find out that Josh doesn’t really like Joe Biden until he finds out about his family connections to Has' household. A riproarer of an episode – hope you enjoy it.
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