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38 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Taking A Break
This week, as a precursor to our summer holiday, we are talking about the benefits of taking a break.We discuss what you have to gain from a little rest and recuperation as well as the dangers of ignoring the joys of a little downtime.Martin tells us about some drunk birds and we're both double grateful.See you in September.
39 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
This week we're talking about intrusive thoughts. Where they come from, why they tend to be so alarming, and what we can do to reduce their power.In addition, Martin gets dewy-eyed about swings, I moan about the length of school holidays, and there is gratitude in the shape of dogs chasing butterflies and punting.
33 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Getting Things Into Perspective
This week we're talking about why we tend to blow things out of proportion to our detriment and what we can do in order to try and avoid it.There are some other things too but I can't remember what any of them are because my wife has covid and I'm already three hours late posting this episode, so you'll just have to listen and find out.
34 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
This week we're talking about the judgements we make about situations and people without having any justification or knowledge to back it up. We explore why we do it and why we ought to try and stop it.Martin has another tale about dangerous animals, we upset the Duran Duran fans, can't stop talking about the weather, and pay homage to the humble chip shop.
39 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
This week we're talking about the benefits, physical, mental, and emotional, of having a good cry.My lack of coffee causes us to reminisce about a time when Martin used to tease me about my asthma medication, we celebrate the passing of the jubilee without having had to attend a street party, and we get smug about the price of beer.
41 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Loneliness or Solitude?
This week we're talking about the difference between feeling lonely and enjoying the solitude of spending time with someone you love (ie you).In what I think is one of my favourite episodes, we also cover a whole host of other topics including bunting, giving birth at a Metalica gig, the musical tastes of our fathers, being sent to your room as a child, cutting your own hair, suede jackets, and famous families.Come on, kick back and have some quality time alone while listening to two ageing fools talk nonsense and sense in equal measure.
40 minutes | May 26, 2022
This week we're talking about panic attacks and how dealing with them is not only challenging but counterintuitive.Martin tells me we can't take a break, even for the Queen's Jubilee, I moan about street parties, we agree that traveling to Florida sounds incredibly dangerous, and there is some fish snobbery.At the end, I've left you a little gift to mark the end of season 5(!!)
39 minutes | May 19, 2022
Why We Don't Take Advice
This week we're talking about why offering advice might not be as good an idea as helping someone decide for themselves that change is needed.Martin forgets to turn on his microphone which makes me sound louder than I feel comfortable with, we have a disagreement about Eurovision, and there's panic in a restaurant.
40 minutes | May 12, 2022
This week, we're discussing how to be tactful and why it's important for the health of relationships and how it relates to assertiveness.We agree on silent movies, Martin has a reductionist view of Charlie Chaplin, I share my appalling record-keeping habits, and I try to convince that Martin's dreams about a tiger might have some significance.
36 minutes | May 5, 2022
What Is Normal?
This week we're discussing the myth of normality and how when people say, "I just want to feel normal," they mostly mean that they just don't want to feel like they do anymore.Martin gets frustrated about batteries, I get fed up with the cats from next door, we hear a sobering tale about the demise of a landlady from long ago, and we find it impossible not to have a chat about MP's watching porn on their phones while they're at work.Honestly, it's not normal.
38 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Who Are You?
This week we’re talking about Phil Daniels in the film Quadrophenia, or rather the issue of multiple identities that the film deals with. Martin gets excited about sticky tape, gives us some illuminating information about stealing from the bees, we both recall experiencing a common metaphor in real life, and wonder why people bother to put the progress they’ve made with games on the internet.
37 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
This week we’re talking about rituals and how they can be both destructive and constructive. I wear a beret for easter, Martin has new information about raising your pet as a vegan, we discuss how easily I would beat Paul McCartney in a sprint, and which albums are likely to have been the most popular historically for use as a surface on which to roll a joint.
34 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
This week we're talking about the importance of being able to act, think, and express ourselves in the way we choose to, and the importance of considering the impact on other people when we are doing so.We debate the impressions it's no longer socially acceptable to do, hear about a trouser-related disaster, and there is gratitude for biscuits and new cookware.
42 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Dealing With Uncertainty
This week we're talking about how to cope when nothing feels solid enough to rely on.I get excited about pressure cookers, hit upon a flawed plan to finally get myself involved in yoga, Martin mocks my first bicycle, and there is a sobering tale about the dangers of foraging.
39 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
This week we're talking about happiness, what it really is, and how much of it we can realistically expect to enjoy.We discuss the possibility of turning our hand to opera, get some interesting new information on the topic of vegan pets from one of our listeners, and Martin gets a bit upset when he thinks I've set him some homework.
33 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
This week we're talking about how to manage when you feel an insatiable desire for something you either can't or ought not to have.We discuss how cravings are a way of indicating that there is space within us that needs to be filled but not necessarily with whatever it is we're trying to get hold of.There's chat about my experience of covid, how to call "shotgun" on other people's possessions when you think they might be gravely ill, and we agree on an album that ought to be a fixture of every household.
37 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
This week we're talking about being bullied, whether it happened at school when you were duffed up in the playground and had your lunch money stolen, or whether it's happened in your adult life when someone used aggression and force to cover up their own insecurities.We examine how bullying can have a devastating impact on us for years after it happened and what you can do to release yourself from its miserable legacy.I get upset about some coffee advice and we deal with the perils of admitting that you are a terrorist.
35 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
This week we're discussing the difference between being likeable and having status and why you're better off in the long-term developing one in favour of the other.We also chat about the cult of fake tanning and memories of lying to small children.
34 minutes | Mar 3, 2022
This week we're talking about how we handle hold-ups and frustrations when we are trying to achieve something in our lives.We look into the roots of impatience and some ways in which we can help ourselves to be a bit more relaxed when things don't go quite as we had planned.We also exchange memories of being struck by falling debris and a way of getting to Norway without paying regardless of whether you want to or not.
33 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
This week we're talking about what to do if you're in a relationship where you're constantly being told that everything is your fault to the extent that you begin to wonder what's true and what isn't.Martin has some apple-related disappointment, and we discuss which of the sports either of us would be willing to have a go at in the Winter Olympics.Also, Martin pretty much admits he likes American rock with his choice of tune to add to the Spotify playlist this week.
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