Eight must-listens pods

9th April 2020

Andy Williams

A father of two grown-up daughters, a cyclist, an activist and a serial volunteer, Andy is most intrigued by what makes you tick. He’s also co-MD of Cohesive.

Work like a woman

Mary Portas – on a mission to put kindness at the heart of business. It’s how we want to work, and it’s profitable.  Every week some great guests share their experiences and prove it can be done.

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TED Talks daily

There’s a reason this one is almost a cliche – it’s loved by millions. No subject is off limits for host Elise Hu, but expect a concentration on wellbeing, sustainability, fairness and equality both in the workplace and beyond.

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Fake Heiress

An episodic documentary, this charts the rise and fall of Anna Delvey, who conned New York high society into believing that she was an heiress.

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10% Happier

Host Dan Harris is an anchor for US network ABC News. A famous on-air anxiety attack put him on the path to discover just what it takes to make us happier. Dedicated to mental wellbeing through mindfulness. The featured episode is one for the here and now: surviving anxiety by making it RAIN.

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Happy Place – Russell Brand: In Isolation

This will cheer you up. Russel Brand – comedian, writer and decidedly off-beat thinker – on approaching this sudden change in all our lives. With Fearne Cotton.

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Talk Art

You know how chemistry between two enthusiasts can make every subject appealing? Actor Russel Tovey and good mate Robert Diament talk art. Distracting for all the right reasons – you’ll learn too.

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Table Manners

Classic format transferred wonderfully to the world of pods. Famous guests from music, culture and politics drop in for a dinner table chat with host Jessie Ware and her fabulous chef mum.

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How to fail

Elsewhere in this newsletter we’ve quoted Becket: “try again, fail again, fail better.” If that resonates, then this pod is for you. Elisabeth Day talks with guests about their failures and what they learned. Recent subjects include embracing vulnerability and coping with anxiety – just two of the skills we all need right now.

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