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If You're Happy, Do You Know It?
60 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
210. BELLE FAGE
A happy episode with a difference... Belle and Al talk at length about the joy they have both derived over the years from the privilege of being able to visit the Disney theme parks around the world. They discuss what it is about theme parks and the disney themed experience in general that makes people feel so happy and how it's brought them both countless happy memories and strengthened their relationships with family and partners. Belle can be found in many places:Her twitter: @annabellefageHer instagram: @bellefage_Her disney, sisterly instagram: @thefagesisters_ALSO, Belle makes fudge and it's delicious and magical, you can order it here: https://www.facebook.com/bellesfabulousfudge
71 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
209. MATTHEW McPHERSON returns
Part two of this week's double bill!Matthew McPherson returns to the podcast arena from the safety of his home in Margate to discuss his love/fury relationship with yesterday's guest - Chris Aylmer. Al and Mat attempt to navigate the enforced loneliness many people have been faced with during 2020 and how Mat has managed to stay buoyant, productive and happy in himself during this time. Al tries to convince Mat to tell his family that he loves them. Find Mat's company on instagram: @tiny_mediaukFind Mat & Chris's podcast "Forest All Over" wherever you get your podcasts!
53 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
208. CHRIS AYLMER
It's a double bill! First up...Actor, Filmmaker, deeply lovely man, Chris Aylmer joins us from Canada. Chris talks about his life, navigating chaos and finding a sense of peace now that he is in his 30s. Chris tells us about his love for a sports team that continues to disappoint him year after year, and the podcast he started on that basis with the second guest of this week's double bill - Matthew McPherson. Follow Chris and Mat's Podcast on instagram: @forestalloverTake a look at Chris's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTUvSg_UtDwFfHbYw-cjLxg
50 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
207. TAYLOR HAYDON
Taylor joins Al in the podcast arena to discuss the sudden need to examine her own sense of what brings happiness in a rapidly changing social world. Taylor muses on the simplicities of taking care of a garden, walking her dog and being able to let go of obsessive goal-setting and social media based comparison. Find Taylor on instagram: @taylorhhaydonFind Taylor's dog, Stan on instagram too: @stanley_haydonthefirst
52 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
206. AARON NEVILLE
Aaron Neville joins Al in the arena to discuss mediation, happiness as an acute AND chronic human condition and finding the time toJust. Slow. Down. He also treats us to a wonderful new song of his right from the off! Find more from Aaron on twitter: @NevilleSounds.On Instagram: @NevilleSoundsand search for NevilleSounds on Spotify, Apple Music or anywhere else you please to listen to his wonderful and soulful tunes.Happy Listening!
64 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
205. BETH RYLANCE
Beth takes an hour on one of the hottest days of 2020 to discuss staying happy whilst she attempts not to melt entirely in the heat, and we are forever grateful. Al and Beth talk about the futility of trying to stay productive, creative and career driven during a time of total chaos for the world. Find Beth on Instagram: @thebethrylanceFind Beth on Twitter: @beth_rylance
74 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
204. JASON HENWOOD
Being of earth and beautiful soul Jason Henwood joins Al remotely to discuss whether or not either of them really exist, but not as a cause for crisis, as a discovery of freedom. Jason tells us what he gained from spending 8 days in silence and how he has tried to take these lessons on in his every day life, but recognising it's often easier said than done. Jason is a focus-puller in film and television, a keen cyclist and a deep thinker. He's not hugely bothered by it, but you can find him on instagram now and then: @jasonhenwoodac
60 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
203. ISLA URE
Isla joins Al in the arena, via her living room to chat all things happiness in 2020. Isla tells us how the pandemic forced her to cancel a special event and changed her year immensely, but how she has leaned into positivity and the recognition of all she has in her life that brings her security and joy. Find Isla on instagram: @isla_ure_stories
89 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
202. ELIOT J FALLOWS
Eliot and Al discuss in detail the difficulty they can never fully appreciate - being an extrovert in a year when you're not allowed to hang around with other people. Eliot stuns and delights Al as he explains how, despite the world being such a rollercoaster of emotions in 2020, he has found himself to be the happiest he has ever been, and is looking to use this happiness to be good to others, now that he has finally learnt to be good to himself. An amazing lesson!You can find Eliot doing amazing things all over the internet, hosting and producing podcasts, starring in and directing short films and saying profound things on social media.Twitter: @EliotJFallowsInstagram: @eliotjfallowsHappy Listening!
74 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
201. SKYLER DAY
We kick off this remotely recorded season two with the wonderful and thoughtful words of Skyler Day. Skyler and Al discuss how their concepts of what brings happiness and joy in a rapidly changing culture has changed. They share an experience of being in jobs that suddenly changed with the arrival of a global pandemic and how they've both navigated the intrinsic connection between staying happy and not being able to stay "productive" in the traditional sense. -Skyler is an actor and singer/songwriter and can be found on your television and computer screens doing both!-Search out Skyler on Spotify or wherever you get your music and find her on instagram: @skylerday.-Listen to Six Feet Apart (as featured in this episode) - https://open.spotify.com/track/1UqBegZqCk7mjouWLmwGnq?si=ofMDHHffSwqmezSDFdceWw
50 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
200. Season Two is coming... but for now, let's recap!
Some of our favourite moments from the epic dive into happiness that was Season One and our first 38 episodes.Season Two is coming soon and will specifically discuss with guests, remotely, the quest to remain happy during one of the strangest years in memory that is 2020. Al and guests will try to find ways to be content, be happy and explore how our notion of what makes us happy might evolve in a changed world. But for now, we shall enjoy a few key moments from last year's guests.
86 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
The mystical and beautiful Boz joins Al in the arena to talk about his atheist re-birth, his life as a narcissist and many a topic that guides his own pursuit of happiness. •Find Boz online: backontrackliving.com Find Boz's podcast: Search for: The Little Pod of Horrors.
48 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
137. KENAGH BABCOCK
Turtle Canyon's wonderful intern, Kenagh Babcock realises that part of her internship is to be a guest on a drastically underwhelming podcast (this one).Nevertheless, she's really good on it, passionate, interesting and full of happy thoughts for her past, present and future. Grab a listen if you can!Find Kenagh on instagram: @kenaghbabcock
71 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
136. CHRIS BONWELL feat. Sydney Stevenson's return
Please welcome Chris Bonwell to the arena, and fixed delightfully to his side is our first returning-guest, Sydney Stevenson, who is in an amorous, co-habiting, consciously coupled union with Chris.Chris and Syd tell us about the happiness they derive from "singing from the same hymn sheet" in their relationship. Chris talks of his love for food and cricket, but not necessarily in that order, Al and Chris share a love for being sad, embracing sadness for its allotted time and moving back into the light when ready. Find Chris on instagram: @christopherbonwellFind Chris on twitter: @ChrisBonwell
41 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
135. CAROLINE BRIDGES
Human Person, Mother of Miniature Human and Director of Photography, Caroline Bridges joins us in the arena this week to discuss the journey she took in life whilst switching from one vocational career to another. Caroline tells us how the shocking discovery of having achieved everything she'd dreamed of as a dancer led her to feel a great sense of loss, now that her goals were no longer a driving force. This inevitably led her to her new career, passion and ultimately to the podcast arena and your very ear canals! Find Caroline on Instagram: @carolinebridgesdop
75 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
134. DAVE FULTON
Comic, Climber, Father, Blue-Eyed Wonder Dave Fulton joins Al in the podcast arena to discuss the elation he finds from having an extreme hobby. Dave accidentally wanders into a metaphor for life that gets Al all kinds of excited to explore, he talks about adopting his son and how this adjusted his outlook on his own happiness and his son's potential for happiness. Dave also explains how it's taken a long time, but how he feels increasingly happy being simply "content" as opposed to constantly chasing after things that supposedly make him happy.Find Dave on twitter: @fulton_daveFind Dave on instagram: @fultonville
75 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
133. JESS REVELL
Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Thinker and Genuinely lovely human, Jessica Revell pops by the arena to share her thoughts on staying happy, finding happiness and peace and leaves us with an absolutely beautiful treat for the ears. Find Jess on instagram: @jessvrevellFind Jess on twitter: @jessvrevell
48 minutes | May 29, 2019
132. JAMES WICHALL
Please open your ear canals and welcome James Wichall (Jimmy Two Ears/Jimothy) to the podcast arena. This week we discuss Happiness on an entirely new and more macro level as James ponders the idea that we could all try a 'do-over' with society's structure as a whole and this could lead to being a happier culture. James puts forward that the ideals of communism are far more attractive than what has been put into practice and the two chaps talk about how loneliness can seriously impact one's life. James also tells us of his dreams of buying a yacht and the intricacies of Quantum computing. ENJOY!Find James on Instagram: @jimmytwoears
65 minutes | May 22, 2019
131. EMMA BAKER
Join Al and friendly friend-colleague Emma "13" Baker in the podcast arena. Al and Emma discuss how taking pride in one's work, finding work that brings a great deal of passion can give you a real sense of happiness, day to day, even when it's stressful! Emma extols the virtues of seeing the world and discovering other cultures.Find Emma on instagram: @emmabee123
97 minutes | May 15, 2019
130. STEVE DUNNE
Joyful, honest, pragmatic Steve Dunne sits down in the arena for a decaf cappuccino and a wonderful chat about all things happiness. Steve muses on the idea of happiness being fundamentally undefinable whilst also recognising it as potentially a three-stage process and wonders if it's possible to achieve all three. Steve talks about his past, his future as a new father and how he's found himself comfortable with living pretty neatly in the present... mostly!You can find Steve on twitter: @stevedunnemusicSteve also co-hosts the much better podcast @teenagemixtape which can be found everywhere one would find podcasts.
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