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‘I Interview Myself’

If talking to yourself is a concern, interviewing yourself is deeply worrying! Here, Adrian opens up – to himself – about how he was drawn to radio, as well as sun and clouds in family life on the outskirts of London. Plus, he’s guilty of industrial quantities of namedropping over his radio hero, Kenny Everett, with whom he worked at BBC Television Centre in west London.

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Photo (at Londonpodcast.net) Adrian reflects on his life in audio
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net) Adrian reflects on his life in audio

If you identify with any of the mental health issues in this show, try visiting this NHS siteMind or getselfhelp.co.uk

Produced and presented by Adrian Lacey, copyright 2017

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Idiot Child in Shoreditch

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Nervous? Stressed? Petrified? Try some theatre therapy! The London Podcast heads to Shoreditch Town Hall to meet Susie Riddell, Emma Keaveny-Roys and Adam Fuller from Idiot Child theatre company. Adrian Lacey catches up with the troupe as they take their latest play What If the Plane Falls Out of the Sky? to East London.

Hear some clips from this dynamic show put in context by Susie, co-director of the company. You may know her as Tracy Horrobin in BBC Radio’s soap opera The Archers!

Adrian gives a bit of background, too, to this part of the capital, from the steps of the venue.

Thanks to Anna Harpin, Idiot Child’s other co-director and to What If..? producer Charlie Parker.

Thanks also to audience members Debbie, Phil, Nicky and Jacob.

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Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Adam, Susie & Emma from Idiot Child
Photos (at Londonpodcast.net): Adam, Susie & Emma from Idiot Child
Shoreditch Town Hall
Shoreditch Town Hall

East End Mindfulness

From an East End London council estate to the Royal Academy of Music – at the age of two! That’s part of the unique life story of clinical psychologist Dr Genevieve von Lob. There’s more in her new book Five Deep Breaths: The Power of Mindful Parenting, which she talks about here.

Adrian also joins Genevieve on a pilgrimage back to the site of her Stepney Green home as a child. As well as happy memories, it has one huge tragic association for her, as you’ll hear. Will going back to her roots mean revisiting the trauma she suffered at the age of nine?

In the studio, Genevieve talks about what mindfulness means and how it can help you raise children – and how you can look after yourself better, whether or not you’re a parent.

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Adrian & Genevieve in Stepney Green, London E1, April 2017 in a local park
Adrian & Genevieve in Stepney Green, London E1, April 2017

Music by James Taylor (jtq.co.uk)

Presented  and produced by Adrian Lacey (adrianlacey.com) © 2017

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Rana: Making Your Smartphone Smarter! :)

Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Rana el Kaliouby near Regents Park, NW1
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Rana el Kaliouby near Regents Park, NW1

Egyptian American woman Rana el Kaliouby is CEO of Affectiva, an emotion-reading technology company. Adrian Lacey catches up with her in London while she’s in town, and discovers she’s no stranger to the city.

They talk about how her company’s technology could help your smartphone know how you feel, which could have repercussions for the treatment of mental illness and autism – and how it’s already helping sell you Kellogg’s cereals!

Adrian links the show from the beautiful Regent’s Park in NW1, which has had a royal connection since the 16th century.

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Books, bombs and embattled minds

The UK capital’s oldest purpose-built bookshop, Daunt Books in Marylebone is the setting for a relaxed but revealing conversation with London writer and journalist Matthew Green. His latest book, Aftershock, describes what is often a difficult transition between war and peace for military personnel.

A studio discussion follows with Matthew and Adrian joined by Hilary Horton, a healthcare manager who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after service in Iraq. The condition’s serious, but the discussion includes lighter moments, too.

And there’s humour from 17th-century London ‘blogger’ Samuel Pepys having, er, fun with new communications technology!

Matthew Green in Daunt Books

 

Pictures (at londonpodcast.net): Matthew Green in Daunt Books/Hilary Horton in Iraq, 2003