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A weekly podcast: Join Dave Pickering on his journey to get better acquainted with the people he knows. There are lots of shows about famous people. This is a show about the rest of us. GBApodcast@gmail.com

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GBA Extra - In the dark times there will also be singing
On the 31st of Decemeber 2020 I sat down to record a reflection on this strange and terrible year in personal and political terms. Which makes it sound like a downer but I did try to focus on good things as well as bad and all the rest of the things that don't fit the good/bad binary. Then I listened back to it and did some light editing. Then I mixed it down, And now I'm sharing it with you.
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Chapter 6
Chapter 6 of my weekly unedited lockdown readings.
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Chapter 5
Chapter 5 of my weekly unedited lockdown readings.
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Chapter 4
Chapter 4 of my weekly unedited lockdown readings.
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Chapter 3
Chapter 3 of my weekly unedited lockdown readings.
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Chapter 2
Chapter 2 of my weekly unedited lockdown readings.
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Chapter 1
Chapter 1 of my weekly unedited lockdown readings.
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 18: Legacy
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Additional content note: sex, assisted dying, war  This episode is the last episode of the first (and possibly last) season of this show, and it's about legacy. I’ve been planning this show for years. The earliest recording I’ve used was recorded by my dad on cassette tape in 1984. This show has covered 96 years of my dad’s life and 38 years of mine. I started recording interviews with my dad in 2011 and began writing essays about our relationship and his journey through old age towards death in 2017. I’m glad I made this show. That it hasn’t just remained an imagined show. It’s been a tough journey at times, but it’s one I’m so glad I’ve made. Thanks for travelling on it with me. Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 17: The Box And The Jar
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Extra content note: grief, suicide, terminal illness, abuse, bereavement In the final full episode of the podcast using content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust I talk to counselor and psychotherapist Karen Pollock MBACP about grief and death. This is an episode about ways of thinking (and feeling) about bereavement, therapeutic approaches to change and loss, how the systems and attitudes around and inside us effect the ways we deal with difficult things, and so much more. It is the only episode of the show that doesn't feature my dad's voice but he is very present in the conversation. Karen on twitter: https://twitter.com/CounsellingKaz Counselling in Northumberland: https://counsellinginnorthumberland.com/ Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities: https://www.ubcpress.ca/non-binary-lives The Messiness of Grief: https://counsellinginnorthumberland.com/2020/02/03/the-messiness-of-grief/ Opening the door to difficult conversations: https://counsellinginnorthumberland.com/2018/01/23/opening-the-door-to-difficult-conversations/ Death and second chances: https://counsellinginnorthumberland.com/2016/11/22/death-and-second-chances/ Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 16: Waves
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Additional content note: euthanasia/suicide But no matter what he forgets, it can’t take away the love we have shared, that existed, and will always have existed, even when he has forgotten it; even when he is no longer alive to remember it; even when I have forgotten it; even when I am no longer alive to remember it. It happened. And that has to be enough. This episode is about movement, memory, change, time, distance, tears, connection, therapy, sadness, love, grief and everything else that can come in waves. Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 15: Death is not something that can be kept at a distance
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Extra content note: bereavement, pain, terminal illness (including cancer) and the caste system In the seventh full episode of the podcast using content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust I talk to Khyati Tripathi about studying death. This is an episode about understanding and navigating mortality and creating spaces where we can talk about difficult and taboo topics. Khyati on twitter: https://twitter.com/khyati_tripath Remaining with death: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-33/april-2020/remaining-death Association for the Study of Death and Society: https://www.deathandsociety.org/ Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 14: André Gorz Tweet
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Additional content note: euthanasia/suicide I realised that maybe our positions aren’t that different after all. And I wondered if, in the moments that I manage to believe in hope, I seem as inspiring and naïve as he does. It made me wonder if maybe the spark I see in him, that belief in people and ideas, if that isn’t also in me, despite my frequent feeling that it isn’t. If I might communicate that to other people regardless. If the world as humans know it lasts for long enough for me to reach a similar age as my dad, I wonder if I will be someone who frustrates and delights young people with my faith in them, whether I will still accept the possibility of hope and change? This episode is about belief, hope and progress. It considers technological change, generational change, spiritual change and political change. Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 13: New answers to old questions
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Extra content note: operations, medical procedures, assisted dying, euthanasia In the sixth full episode of the podcast using content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust I talk to sociologist Dr Gill Haddow about embodiment, replaceable hearts, everyday cyborgs, humanimals and unhealth. This is an episode about possible futures and how we feel about our bodies. Gill on twitter: https://twitter.com/gillhaddow Everyday Cyborgs and Humanimals 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WilTY5FF5w Animal, Mechanical and Me: https://animalmechanicalandme.com/ Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/ The BPA Fund has a survey that I’d really appreciate you filling in if you have a few moments. You can find it here: http://podcastviews.com For some extra incentive if you fill it in you can be entered into a draw for a £50 Amazon voucher. For the purposes of this survey “Getting Better Acquainted” counts as "Down to a sunless sea" whether you are listening to it via the GBA feed or not.
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 12: Hearts Breaking
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Additional content note: war, medical operations, suicidal ideation I’m still pretty terrified of my dad stopping existing. He has been such a part of my life that it feels like a world without him in it is impossible. But ever since I was a child, I have been imagining that world. I’ve played out his death so many times. I’ve written it into fiction and songs. I’ve spent hours in my mind going through how it will be. What I might think and do. How it will affect me. How it will affect my family. And I’ve always thought it would probably happen soon. But it never has. This episode is about confronting death and confronting love. It includes the story of my dad's war and of his heart attack and quadruple heart bypass. Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/ The BPA Fund has a survey that I’d really appreciate you filling in if you have a few moments. You can find it here: http://podcastviews.com For some extra incentive if you fill it in you can be entered into a draw for a £50 Amazon voucher. For the purposes of this survey “Getting Better Acquainted” counts as "Down to a sunless sea" whether you are listening to it via the GBA feed or not.
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 11 - Drink Sangria in the park
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Extra content note: PTSD, dependency/addiction, rape (touched on lightly, no descriptions) In the fifth full episode of the podcast using content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust I talk to psychologist and epidemiologist Dr Suzi Gage from the podcast Say Why to Drugs about researching recreational drug use and mental health. Say Why to Drugs with Dr Suzi Gage: https://podcasts.apple.com/il/podcast/say-why-to-drugs/id1114492774 Say Why to Drugs by Dr Suzi Gage: https://www.hachette.co.uk/contributor/suzi-gage/ Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/ The BPA Fund has a survey that I’d really appreciate you filling in if you have a few moments. You can find it here: http://podcastviews.com For some extra incentive if you fill it in you can be entered into a draw for a £50 Amazon voucher. For the purposes of this survey “Getting Better Acquainted” counts as "Down to a sunless sea" whether you are listening to it via the GBA feed or not.
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 10: Friendship Part 2
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues This episode is about creating things: imaginary worlds, homes and friendship. It's also about walls: drawing on walls, putting up boundaries, and pulling down the walls inside your mind and heart. Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/ The BPA Fund has a survey that I’d really appreciate you filling in if you have a few moments. You can find it here: http://podcastviews.com For some extra incentive if you fill it in you can be entered into a draw for a £50 Amazon voucher. For the purposes of this survey “Getting Better Acquainted” counts as "Down to a sunless sea" whether you are listening to it via the GBA feed or not.
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 9: We're not in uncharted territory
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Extra content note: Suicide, self-harm, bereavement, war, antisemitism, the Nazis, COVID-19 In the fourth full episode of the podcast using content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust I talk to health psychologist Professor Rory O'Connor about researching suicidal behaviour. And to historian Professor Julie Gottlieb about researching suicide increases in times of crisis, specifically during the "War of Nerves" (1938-1939) and the Munich Crisis (September/October 1938). Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/ The BPA Fund has a survey that I’d really appreciate you filling in if you have a few moments. You can find it here: http://podcastviews.com For some extra incentive if you fill it in you can be entered into a draw for a £50 Amazon voucher. For the purposes of this survey “Getting Better Acquainted” counts as "Down to a sunless sea" whether you are listening to it via the GBA feed or not.
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 8: Chivalry
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Additional content note: sexism, misogyny, questionable behavior, power dynamics and age gaps within romantic and sexual situations. When I made a show about my relationship with masculinity, I talked a lot about my mum and my stepdad, but my dad hardly featured at all. When he did, he was a positive presence and represented an alternative version of masculinity. When you’re trying to condense your history into an hour-long show, you have to leave some bits out. But there’s also something inside me that doesn’t want to deconstruct my dad. I don’t want to mess too much with the positive parts of my childhood. This episode is about masculinity, privilege and performance. Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/ The BPA Fund has a survey that I’d really appreciate you filling in if you have a few moments. You can find it here: http://podcastviews.com For some extra incentive if you fill it in you can be entered into a draw for a £50 Amazon voucher. For the purposes of this survey “Getting Better Acquainted” counts as "Down to a sunless sea" whether you are listening to it via the GBA feed or not.
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 7: Friendship Part 1
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues It’s important to keep in mind that the story of my relationship with my dad is only one part of his life. It’s only one of the ways he has been a father: the context of my childhood has been very different from the context of my siblings’ childhoods. While he was retired for most of my life, for the rest of my siblings, he was someone who went out to work.  This episode is about friendship, parenting, love and care. Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/ The BPA Fund has a survey that I’d really appreciate you filling in if you have a few moments. You can find it here: http://podcastviews.com For some extra incentive if you fill it in you can be entered into a draw for a £50 Amazon voucher. For the purposes of this survey “Getting Better Acquainted” counts as "Down to a sunless sea" whether you are listening to it via the GBA feed or not.
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 6: I don't want to die, but I'm dying
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Extra content note: Bereavement, suicide, disability, abortion, terminal illness In the third full episode of the podcast using content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust I talk to three doctors with different perspectives and experiences that inform their opinions around assisted dying and euthanasia, something my dad has long advocated for and wishes was available to him. Dr Rob Jonquiere is the executive director of The World Federation of Right to Die Societies: https://www.worldrtd.net Dr Jacqueline Davis chairs Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying which is part of UK organisation Dignity in Dying: https://www.dignityindying.org.uk Dr Mark Pickering is chief executive officer of the Christian Medical Fellowship and part of UK organisation Care Not Killing: https://www.carenotkilling.org.uk Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 5: Desire Paths
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Memories are like desire paths: when you first walk down them, they are overgrown and full of details. The more you walk them, the more eroded they become; they are smoothed out and set. You get to what you remember more quickly, but what you remember has become something else. You no longer have to look for landmarks because there is a path for you to walk. This episode is about time memory, childhood, dementia and Citizen Kane. Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/ The BPA Fund has a survey that I’d really appreciate you filling in if you have a few moments. You can find it here: http://podcastviews.com For some extra incentive if you fill it in you can be entered into a draw for a £50 Amazon voucher. For the purposes of this survey “Getting Better Acquainted” counts as Down to a sunless sea whether you are listening to it via the GBA feed or not.
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 4: Old people are people
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues In the second full episode of the podcast using content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust I talk to Dr Jonathan Huntley about the work he is doing looking into awareness in people living with advanced dementia. And to Dr Daniel Davis about the work he is doing looking at how delirium and dementia impact society and health at a population level.  Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 3: We are all time travellers
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues Additional content note for this episode: Euthanasia, suicide Time is the longest distance between two places. Even when we are no longer here, we are always in time. This episode is about time travel, death, dementia and love. Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 2: Comparing Notes
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues In the first full episode of the podcast using content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome Trust I talk to fellow Pulse Award recipient and podcaster Penny Bell. We compare notes on documenting a parent living with dementia, and discuss the similarities and differences between our parents' experience of, and attitude towards, dementia. You can find Penny's podcast Discovering Dementia wherever you get your podcasts. Here for example: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/discovering-dementia/id1239196983 Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/
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Down to a sunless sea: Episode 1: Documenting
General content note for the series: death, dementia, old age, mental health issues A document is a piece of evidence; a record; a proof of something. By this definition, we are all living documents, documents that may or may not be lost to history. What parts of us are recorded? What parts of us are seen? We record our lives and the lives of others, using our memory and our technology. We choose what to record, how we record it and how we present it, sometimes consciously and sometimes subconsciously. We don’t always fully choose because we can only work with what we have; sometimes our choices are more restricted than others. We are all documents; we are all documenters; we are all Documentary Makers. Artwork by my brother Tony Pickering: http://www.pick-art.co.uk/
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Announcement - Down to a sunless sea
Later this year I will be launching a Getting Better Acquainted mini series titled ‘Down to a Sunless Sea: Memories of my Dad’ about the my relationship with my dad, my dad's life story and his descent into dementia.The show will be be mixing clips from over 15 hours of interviews that I've done with my dad over the last 10 years with narrations based on these medium pieces: https://medium.com/@goosefat101 Additionally to the main thread of the show I've received The Pulse Award from the Wellcome Trust and British Podcast Awards to make some additional episodes that look at the science behind the issues covered which include dementia, heart conditions, mental health and euthanasia. https://fund.britishpodcastawards.com/news/50k-awarded-to-uk-podcasters/ As part of the requirements for this funding I'd really appreciate it if people who have listened to Getting Better Acquainted at some point since it launched in 2011 could fill in this survey: http://podcastviews.com It shouldn't take too long to fill in and you can select an option to be entered into a draw to get a pair of tickets to this year's awards ceremony.
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GBA Extra - The Split
After a year on hiatus from Getting Better Acquainted I return for a one-off extra episode to continue the tradition of beginning the new year with a round up of how the last year panned out for me, and because it's 2019 I also consider how the decade has gone for me, and also how I'm feeling about the frying pan and fire of current political events. Getting Better Acquainted is still on hiatus for a while. But there's over 350 episodes in the archives so plenty to catch up on for people just discovering the show. I mention: Made of Human with Sofie Hagen: https://www.madeofhumanpodcast.com The Breakup Monologues with Rosie Wilby: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-breakup-monologues-with-rosie-wilby/id1310409996?mt=2 My time hosting Spark Hackney: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-spark Spark True Stories: http://stories.co.uk/ The Restart Project: https://therestartproject.org/podcast/ Busy Being Black at LPF: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-josh-rivers-campbell-x-at-london-podcast-festival/id1355469484?i=1000452400087 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-family-tree-episodes What is masculinity? Why does it matter? And other big questions by Jeffrey Boakye and Darren Chetty: https://www.hachettechildrens.co.uk/titles/jeffrey-boakye-2/what-is-masculinity-why-does-it-matter-and-other-big-questions/9781526308146/ Pluse Award: https://fund.britishpodcastawards.com/news/british-podcast-awards-launches-50k-fund/ Down to a sunless sea: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-604a239b7501
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GBA Extra - The Family Tree Season 3
In this GBA Extra we get even better acquainted with The Family Tree Podcast. I'm joined by Jen Adamthwaite the co-producer/creator of GBA's weird sister podcast to talk about the whys, the hows, the highs and the lows of making the second season of this magical realist podcast drama. THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FAMILY TREE. The GBA episode where we talked about The Family Tree Season 1: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-284-the-family-tree The GBA episode where we talked about The Family Tree Season 2: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-337-the-family-tree-season-2 To listen to The Family Tree from Episode 1 and for more info about the series go over to our website: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ iTunes link: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Now also available on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/48CpMm47ugAryHgT7Rv9Ta To sign up to our Patreon go here, at this point you will only be charged when we release the Christmas special: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast
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GBA Extra - Permanent Resolution
In the final (for now) Getting Better Acquainted Extra I continue the tradition of beginning the new year with a round up of how the last year panned out for me, I consider the impact making this show has had on my life, what kinds of things you might find on your GBA feed in the future, and the distance between who I was in 2011 and who I am now in 2019. Getting Better Acquainted is now on hiatus for a while. But there's over 350 episodes in the archives so plenty to catch up on for people just discovering the show. I mention: Sofie Hagen on GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-335-sofie-hagen Made of Human with Sofie Hagen: https://www.madeofhumanpodcast.com The Breakup Monologues with Rosie Wilby: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-breakup-monologues-with-rosie-wilby/id1310409996?mt=2 My time hosting Spark Hackney: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-spark Spark True Stories: http://stories.co.uk/ The talk I gave at the London Podcast Festival: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-passion-projects-the-london-podcast-festival The 2018 Christmas Special: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-350-the-last-christmas I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast Down to a sunless sea: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-604a239b7501
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GBA 350 The Last Christmas
I have a complicated relationship with Christmas. It's been as site of both trauma and happiness for me. So in some ways you might say it's odd that since Getting Better Acquainted started in 2011 I've made a Christmas Special every year. Or perhaps it makes sense for me to keep picking at the Christmas scab because we often return to the things that have marked and shaped us. Some of the specials have been about comfort and joy and others have been about the bleak midwinter. Most have been about both and everything in between. GBA 350 is the 2018 Christmas Special but in some ways maybe it's the ultimate GBA Christmas Special, the Christmas Special I was always trying to make, the Christmas Special that I've always been making. It's a collage of the best and most personal bits from the last 7 years of GBA and Stand Up Tragedy Christmases. It has songs, stories, love, conflict, confusion, hope, despair and other Christmas things held within it. It features conversations, monologues, performances, time travel, music and moomins. It co-stars my partner Jen, my friend Nina and my dad. The Christmas songs were mostly performed with Asia, George and Sam. The episode is a soundscape, a collage, a journey, a stream of audio consciousness, rather than a documentary or a standard GBA conversation. After this episode we'll have a GBA Extra in the new year and then the show will be going on a hiatus for a while. But there's over 350 episodes in the archives so plenty to catch up on for people just discovering the show. Content Note: Physical and Emotional Violence, Trauma To hear the full conversations and context for the clips in this show listen back to the Christmas Specials from past years, although the further back you go the more I disagree with my past self, both his opinions and word choices: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/christmas-specials The full Tragic Christmas can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-christmas The best bits are collected together in shorter form here: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/selected-tragedy-vol-5-tragic-christmas I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 349 Louise Fazackerley
In GBA 349 we get better acquainted with Louise. She talks about the round about route her life has taken between when we met at university and now, finding her way to poetry, writing and teaching, her relationship with Wigan where she has lived most of her life, her new music projects, coming back to dance after years away, being a self employed person working in the arts and so much more. Also at the end of today’s episode, after the conversation is over, I repeat the announcement about how Getting Better Acquainted going on a hiatus after episode 350. And also between now and the Christmas Special. Louise plugs: 1st Dec Liverpool Cinema For All event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vote-100-born-a-rebel-liverpool-tickets-49280462189 Louise on twitter: https://twitter.com/louisethepoet wordWITCH on twitter: https://twitter.com/wordWITCHsynth Nymphs and Thugs: https://nymphsandthugs.net/ Love is a Battlefield: https://nymphsandthugs.bandcamp.com/album/love-is-a-battlefield Bird St: https://nymphsandthugs.bandcamp.com/album/bird-st I plug: My recent writing about consent and gender: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/what-about-the-women-3237e4155f2c Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 New piece: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-604a239b7501 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Ludus Dance: https://ludusdance.org/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Louise at SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-daily-ep-1-louise-f White Poppy: https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/01/my-white-poppy-doesnt-mean-im-against-remembrance-it-means-i-am-committed-to-peace-8093178/ Mike Garry: https://www.mikegarry.co.uk/ New Voices Award BBC Radio 3: https://www.theguardian.com/books/the-northerner/2014/jun/06/wigan-poet-louise-fazackerley-radio-3-verb-new-voices-award Ian McMillan: http://www.uktouring.org.uk/ian-mcmillan/ The Verb: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tnsf George Orwell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell Road to Wigan Pier: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Wigan_Pier Northern Soul: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_soul Would they wear it in wigan? http://leblow.co.uk/category/would-they-wear-it-in-wigan/ Burning Eye: https://burningeyebooks.wordpress.com/ John Cooper Clarke: http://johncooperclarke.com/ Toria Garber: http://www.toriagarbutt.net/ Luke Wright: https://www.lukewright.co.uk/ Clare Ferguson-Walker: https://www.facebook.com/ClareFergusonWalker/ Kendal Calling: https://www.kendalcalling.co.uk/ Kate Tempest: https://www.katetempest.co.uk/ Sleaford Mods: https://sleaford-mods.myshopify.com/ Joy Division: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Division Tom Waits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Waits Bob Dylan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan Nico: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nico Die Antwood: https://www.dieantwoord.com/home/ The Streets: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Streets Depeche Mode: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depeche_Mode Slummy Eve: https://twitter.com/SlummyEve https://slummyeve.bandcamp.com/ Travis Alabanza: http://travisalabanza.co.uk/ Oranges are not the only fruit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oranges_Are_Not_the_Only_Fruit_(TV_serial) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 348 Charlie
In GBA 348 we get better acquainted with Charlie. We talk about how it's hard to talk about mental health and suicide attempts, depression, suicidal ideation, accessing mental health services, the downsides of talking about mental health, disability, writing, navigating school, bullying, getting help, and so much more. It’s a serious conversation but also a thoughtful one and it doesn’t just stay in the dark places. Content Note: Bullying, suicidal thoughts/ideation, depression, mental health issues, trauma Also at the end of today’s episode, after the conversation is over, I make an announcement about the future of Getting Better Acquainted which will be going on a hiatus after episode 350. Charlie plugs: Alt-Space: https://www.facebook.com/altspacemorecambe Website: Big Charlie Poet: https://bigcharliepoet.co.uk Evidently Salford: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA8fBN5qXcQV78R5c2a9ing I plug: My recent writing about consent and gender: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/what-about-the-women-3237e4155f2c Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 New piece: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-604a239b7501 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Scott Tyrell: https://twitter.com/ScottyTyrrell Louise Fazackerley: https://www.louisethepoet.co.uk/ Sophia Walker: https://poetwalker.com/ BBC Slam: https://www.facebook.com/bbcedfringeslam/ Matt Panesh: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-346-matt-panesh Eric Morecambe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Morecambe Heysham 2: https://www.edfenergy.com/energy/power-stations/heysham-2 War of the Roses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_the_Roses Lancaster Castle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancaster_Castle Ashton Memorial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashton_Memorial Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 347 Tanaka Mhishi
In GBA 347 we get better acquainted with Tanaka. We talk about making theatre that engages with and challenges harmful versions of masculinity, making work about experiences of rape and sexual assault, engaging with young people about how masculinity is created and framed by culture, the intersection of caring and gender, navigating and expressing emotions and so much more. The topics might make this sound like a heavy conversation but it's actually a fun, thoughtful and positive. Although there is a content note for sexual assult and trauma the conversation doesn't contain any descriptions of being assaulted. Tanaka plugs: Universities and companies booking the Consent Collective: https://www.consentcollective.com/ People who hear disclosures of sexual violence regularly in their daily lives getting in touch for some research he is working on. You can find his work and contact him through his website: https://tanakamhishi.co.uk/ I plug: My recent writing about consent and gender: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/what-about-the-women-3237e4155f2c Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 New piece: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-604a239b7501 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Rita: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-rita-episodes The Cuttings: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/ Selected Shorts: https://www.symphonyspace.org/selected-shorts AV Club review of The Family Tree: https://aux.avclub.com/colbert-fey-adsit-louis-ck-and-more-perform-their-f-1798287901 Podcast Playlist: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcastplaylist Boys Don't: https://www.stagesofhalfmoon.org.uk/productions/boys-dont-2017-2018/ This is how it happens: https://tanakamhishi.co.uk/thisishowithappens/ How to be good in bed: https://www.consentcollective.com/events-1/how-to-be-good-in-bed-4th-oct bell hooks: http://www.bellhooksinstitute.com/ The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity and Love: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Will-Change-Men-Masculinity-Love/dp/0743456084 Boy accused in America: https://hellobeautiful.com/3015537/jeremiah-henry-doesnt-forgive-cornerstore-caroline-falsely-accused-groping/ Intent isn't magic: http://www.shakesville.com/2011/12/harmful-communication-part-one-intent.html Bruce Willis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Willis Ann Shulgin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Shulgin Trauma Black Hole: https://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/0006-3223(90)90437-7/pdf Meg John and Justin: https://megjohnandjustin.com Phillip Pullman: http://www.philip-pullman.com/ La Belle Savage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Belle_Sauvage Charmed OG: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charmed Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 346 Matt Panesh
In GBA 346 we get better acquainted with Matt. I visit him at his new venture, Alt-Space, in Morcambe and we talk about how he washed up in this North West seaside town, how the lack of a comedy club in the town inspired him to create an arts venue, community centre and a fringe there, his own work which spans spoken word, theatre and comedy, and lots more. Matt plugs: Alt-space, 21c Yorkshire Street, Morecambe: https://www.facebook.com/altspacemorecambe/ Call out for submissions: morecambefringe@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/altspacemorecambe/posts/2220165701541560 Alternative Space Programme: https://twitter.com/morecambespace Open Mic Fireside Tales Story Telling (2nd Thursday of the month) Fringe Friday (last Friday of the month): Next one on 30th November I plug: My recent writing about consent and gender: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/what-about-the-women-3237e4155f2c Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 New piece: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-604a239b7501 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ The story of Stewart Lee at SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-friends-act-1 PBH Free Fringe: https://freefringe.org.uk/ Rob Auton: http://www.robauton.co.uk/ Dr John Cooper Clarke: http://johncooperclarke.com/ Morecambe Fringe Festival: http://morecambefringe.co.uk/ Fringemas: https://www.facebook.com/events/1152359181563348/ Mike Garry: https://www.mikegarry.co.uk/ The Entertainer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entertainer_(play) John Osborne: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Osborne Look Back in Anger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look_Back_in_Anger John's Taxis: https://www.yell.com/biz/john-s-taxi-service-lancaster-1206721/ The Alhambra: https://www.facebook.com/AlhambraandCarletonSuiteEventsandVenueHire/ PJ Proby: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._J._Proby Suburban Opera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jflSwVn4pEs Marc Almond: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Almond TS Elliot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TS_Elliot 300 to 1 at Thespis: https://www.thespis.de/en/corin-rhys-jones/ Anthony Alderson: https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/interviews/2018/pleasance-director-anthony-alderson-interview-edinburgh-festival-fringe/ Peter Buckley Hill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Buckley_Hill Kate Copstick: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Copstick Catherine Comerford: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinecomerford Flashman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashman_(novel) The Campaign in Afghanistan by Lt John Greenwood: https://www.amazon.com/Campaign-Afghanistan-Lt-John-Greenwood/dp/1845880048 Kipling Poem: http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_youngbrit.htm Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists: https://www.pandemonialists.co.uk/ Churchill: https://crimesofbritain.com/2016/09/13/the-trial-of-winston-churchill/ Heysham 2: https://www.edfenergy.com/energy/power-stations/heysham-2 Glue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glue_(novel) Steeple for the : https://www.theexchangecic.co.uk/steeple-for-the-people The Restore: https://www.therestore.uk/ Wise Up Workshops: http://www.wiseupworkshops.com/ Gentrification/Artwashing: http://theconversation.com/artwashing-gentrification-is-a-problem-but-vilifying-the-artists-involved-is-not-the-answer-83739 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 345 Andrew #2 Pt 2
In GBA 345 Pt 2 we get even better acquainted with Andrew. In part two of our two part conversation Andrew talks working in music radio, making podcasts before anyone had said the word podcast, the history of podcasting and his place within that history making the show Podcast Squared, talking about the concept of online downloadable radio with the Hanson Brothers and lots more. I talk about some of my concerns for where podcasting may be heading post Serial and Andrew suggests what has happened on YouTube may show us what will happen with podcasting. Then after an advert break we go off on a tangent about #MeToo, both within podcasting, and within wider society. Content note post advert break: sexual assault, rape, violence, harassment, abuse Part 1 of this conversation which came out last Wednesday is here: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-345-andrew-2-pt-1 This was our first GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-291-andrew Andrew plugs: Keeping an eye on his website for when he releases his new podcast: https://www.andrewdjohnstone.com I plug: My recent writing around #MeToo: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/what-about-the-women-3237e4155f2c Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: WNUC: https://www.wnuc.org/ Hanson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanson_(band) MmmBop: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MMMBop Jason Schlafstein: http://www.flyingvtheatre.com/company-members/jason-schlafstein/ Ricky Gervais: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Gervais Answer Me This: https://answermethispodcast.com/ Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ Adam Corolla: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Carolla Joe Rogan: https://www.joerogan.com/ Kamail Najanjani: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumail_Nanjiani Emily V Gordon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_V._Gordon Welcome to Night Vale: http://www.welcometonightvale.com/ Serial: https://serialpodcast.org/ Kermode and Mayo: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lvdrj Martin Zaltz Austwick: http://www.martinzaltzaustwick.com/ Song Exploder: http://songexploder.net/ I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: http://www.nightvalepresents.com/ionlylistentothemountaingoats/ Song By Song: http://www.songbysongpodcast.com/ Who Charted! https://www.earwolf.com/show/who-charted/ Jordan Jesse Go! http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/jordan-jesse-go Totally Laime: https://www.totallylaime.com/ S-Town: https://stownpodcast.org/ Supergirl: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergirl_(TV_series) The Flash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flash_(2014_TV_series) Luke Cage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_Cage_(TV_series) Netflix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netflix Beautiful Anonymous: https://www.earwolf.com/show/beautiful-anonymous/ WTF: http://www.wtfpod.com/ Gimlet: https://www.gimletmedia.com/ Mystery Show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_Show Jorden B Peterson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Peterson PewdiePie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PewDiePie Chloe Dykstra/ Chris Hardwick: https://medium.com/@skydart/rose-colored-glasses-6be0594970ca #MeToo: https://metoomvmt.org/ Taranda Burke: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarana_Burke Aziz Ansari: https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/1/17/16897440/aziz-ansari-allegations-babe-me-too Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 345 Andrew #2 Pt 1
In GBA 345 Pt 1 we get even better acquainted with Andrew. In part one of our two part conversation Andrew gets into the history and geography of Maryland USA and we compare our experiences of living in London, moving from country to city, our accents changing and evolving, recording and having conversations and so much more. Part 2 which will come out next Wednesday will get fully into Andrew's particular position within the history of podcasting as well as lots of other things. This was our first GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-291-andrew Andrew plugs (although you won't hear this till part 2 next week): Keeping an eye on his website for when he releases his new podcast: https://www.andrewdjohnstone.com I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Smut Slam: http://www.camerynmoore.com/smut-slam/ Smut Slam London: https://www.facebook.com/smutslamlondon/ Bechdel Test: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_test Podcast Squared: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast_squared Good Ole Boys Like Me - Don Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d32h0TuSgEY The Wire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire I Hate the Weekend - tacocat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhPdDvT3wHk King's College: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/index.aspx Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 344 Rita Suszek
In GBA 344 we get even better acquainted with Rita. She talks about how her life has changed since we last recorded a conversation, how trying to work as a freelancer in the arts can affect your mental health, the relationship between trying to make things for yourself and trying to make money to pay rent and bills, her different experiences of day-jobs and so much more. Recorded just before I moved to Lancaster - partly due to the difficulty of trying to be a freelance artist in London - there is a lot of cross over between our experiences and concerns as we reflect on how stress can mean that a day job can be a better way of being able to make the work you want to make (and may be better for your mental health), trying to establish your work when you are a jack of all trades and a master of some, how many great creators don't have the admin and hustling chops needed to get their work out to people and the roles of luck, privilege, power, work ethic in trying to "make it". This was our first GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-261-rita Rita plugs: Working with her on creative things: Her twitter: @RitaSuszek https://twitter.com/RitaSuszek Here email: RitaSuszek at gmail dot com Instagram: @rita_vision https://www.instagram.com/rita_vision/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast Rita's Episode in Season 2: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/branches/the-family-tree-season-2-episode-11-message-in-a-bottle/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 We mention: GAP Salon: https://gapsalon.wordpress.com/ Travis Alabanza: http://travisalabanza.co.uk/ Busy Being Black Episode with Travis: https://www.acast.com/busybeingblack/travisalabanza-blackbonesandcycles No Such Place As London Fuck It I'm 30 Fucking European Theatre Royal Stratford East: http://www.stratfordeast.com/ 5 Dresses I Never Wear Calm Down Dear: https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/wp_theatre_season/calm-dear-2018/ Camden People's Theatre: https://www.cptheatre.co.uk Sam Rhodes Comedy Explosion: https://www.facebook.com/SamRhodesCE/ Captain Awkward: https://captainawkward.com/ Ask A Manager: https://www.askamanager.org/ Rikki Beadle Blair: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikki_Beadle-Blair John Russel Gordon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Gordon Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 343 Nik (from Nik Lettuce Clubhouse)
In GBA 343 we get better acquainted with Nik. He talks about children's entertainment, making podcasts for children, his journey "off island" from Guernsey - through lots of different jobs and parts of the country - ending up as an audio producer in London, why being a teacher wasn't for him and lots more. Nik makes Nik Lettuce Clubhouse which is a brilliant podcast for children. Before we recorded this conversation we had just recorded my guest appearance on his show which you can hear here (and most other places you can hear podcasts): https://niklettuceclubhouse.com/2018/08/19/the-dave-pickering-episode-flo-writes-a-story/ Nik plugs: Nik Lettuce Clubhouse: https://niklettuceclubhouse.com/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Power Rangers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mighty_Morphin_Power_Rangers Pat Sharp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Sharp Dave Benson Phillips: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Benson_Phillips Get Your Own Back: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Your_Own_Back NPR: https://www.npr.org/ CBBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc Cbeebies Radio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Fun Kids: http://www.funkidslive.com/ Kids Listen: http://www.kidslisten.org/ YouTube Kids: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/youtube-kids/id936971630?mt=8 Club Penguin: https://www.clubpenguinisland.com/ South Park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Park Roald Dahl: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Dahl Pongwiffy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pongwiffy Prunella Scales: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunella_Scales Ministry of Stories: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ltw29 The Gruffelo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gruffalo Buffy the Vampire Slayer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer Listening Books: https://www.listening-books.org.uk/ Peace Out podcast: https://bedtime.fm/peaceout Jonathan Messinger: http://www.finncaspian.com/about/ https://niklettuceclubhouse.com/2018/04/19/episode-1-the-jonathan-messinger-episode/ Sophy Henn: https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/117090/sophy-henn.html https://niklettuceclubhouse.com/2018/06/19/episode-3-the-sophy-henn-episode-grandma-crow-visits/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 342 Banke
In GBA 342 we get better acquainted with Banke. In a conversation recorded in an Eat at Liverpool Street Station she talks about living in lots of different parts of the world, true storytelling as a way to overcome fear of public speaking, following in her father and grandfather's footsteps and becoming a lawyer, being a middle class black woman from Nigeria living in London and so much more. Banke plugs: Spark True Stories: http://www.stories.co.uk Spark Brixton: 3rd Monday of the month (next one on 15th October) Sanaakasuwa on Instagram: Bringing African Art to the West https://www.instagram.com/sanaakasuwa/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Smut Slam: http://www.camerynmoore.com/smut-slam/ https://www.facebook.com/smutslamlondon/ Toast Masters: http://www.toastmasters.org.uk Warri: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warri Delta State: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_State Windrush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windrush_scandal https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/windrush-citizens-latest-citizenship-refused-home-office-sajid-javid-a8549101.html Guardian Longread -on slavery: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/29/slavery-abolition-compensation-when-will-britain-face-up-to-its-crimes-against-humanity Oscar Wilde: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde Microaggressions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microaggression Love Island: https://www.itv.com/loveisland Queer Eye: https://www.netflix.com/title/80160037 Atlanta: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_(TV_series) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Passion Projects @ The London Podcast Festival
This Getting Better Acquainted Extra is a talk I gave as part of the Maker Sessions at the London Podcast Festival 2018 at King’s Place. The title of the talk was: Passion Projects The blurb was: For better or worse, Dave Pickering has been working on passion projects since he can remember. In 2008, he wrote a drama series for a friend, which was nominated for a Sony Radio Award in 2009. He’s made podcasts in a variety of genres at the same time as working full time jobs and part time jobs, and for the last 4 years, around the paid freelance work that the passion projects have just about generated for him. His passion projects have won podcast awards, been recommended by the Guardian, Time Out and the Financial Times and have been featured on Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, Cbeebies Radio and Resonance FM. In this workshop, Dave will explore why you should follow your passions, why you should definitely not follow your passions, and how to find the perseverance to keep following your passions when no one else seems to be interested in them. http://www.davepickeringstoryteller.co.uk Thanks to Martin Zaltz Austwick and Zoe Jeyes for asking me to do it. My Passions: Getting Better Acquainted: http://www.gettingbetteracquainted.co.uk The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk Mansplaining Masculinity: https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk Some things mentioned (tweet me at @goosefat101 if I’ve missed stuff as I’ve just moved house so haven’t given this the time I normally would): The Boy Who Hasn’t Lived:http:// www.theboywhohasntlived.com/ Answer Me This: https://answermethispodcast.com/ The Allusionist: https://www.theallusionist.org/ Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com Griefcast with Cariad Lloyd https://www.acast.com/griefcast Where Shall We Begin? With Esther Perel: https://www.estherperel.com/podcast WTF with Marc Maron: http:// www.wtfpod.com/ Richard Herring: http://www.richardherring.com/ FAKE FRIENDS EPISODE TWO: parasocial hel1 by StrucciMovies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLA-uFKjQ-g Four Thought: Liberating Men: Liberating Men: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07x5vsh In Pod We Trust: Welcome to Podland: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06pjdjh/episodes/player Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 341 Jonathan
In GBA 341 we get better acquainted with Jonathan. Surrounded by packed boxes in an echoey flat the day before my move began we finally meet each other after years of hearing about each other. Jonathan has worked very with my partner Jen for three years as the class teacher to her teaching assistant for year 6 classes in a primary school. We talk about the way that working with Jen has changed how he thinks of teaching assistants, his journey from class clown to sports coach to learning mentor to class teacher to senior management, his interest in street fashion which has developed into the successful menswear fashion blog Street Clobber (11K followers on Instagram), developing and creating a menswear label and brand, becoming a new father, and about juggling all these parts of his life. Jonathan plugs: GFTD: https://gftdldn.com/ Streetclobber: https://streetclobber.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/streetclobber/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/streetclobberuk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/streetclobber/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Jen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Chelsea Football Club: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_F.C. TenX book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/10X-Rule-Difference-Between-Success/dp/0470627603 Clobber Kid: https://www.depop.com/clobberkid Kanye West: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_West Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Moving 2018
In this last minute GBA Extra Dave takes you on a short tour of a house full of boxes. It's completely live and unedited due to life getting in the way a bit this week. But next week things should be back to normal! I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed Edinburgh Live 4 - Samantha Mann
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. This is the last of a four episode GBA Replayed season replaying some of the live episodes recorded at previous Edinburgh Festival Fringes. The original shownotes: This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. Ms Samantha Mann: http://www.mssamanthamann.com/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed Edinburgh Live 3 - Tamer Kattan
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. This is the third of a four episode GBA Replayed season replaying some of the live episodes recorded at previous Edinburgh Festival Fringes. Find Tamer here: https://twitter.com/TamerKattan He has a comedy album called Brown Sheep here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/brown-sheep/1122642310 The original shownotes: A live recording of a GBA recorded at #edfringe 2014 at the Royal Oak as part of the PBH Free Fringe. CONTENT NOTE: The conversations touches on child abuse, drug use, violence and bullying. This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. 21st August: Tamer Kattan: http://www.tamerkattan.com/ Tamer Kattan was born an outsider and that's where he stayed. This Egyptian-born American was born into a family of Muslims, Christians and Jews leaving him incredibly comfortable in the uncomfortable. From school yard bullies to an abusive father, comedy quickly became a weapon of this underdog. This award winning international comedian with TV and commercial credits in the United States. A regular at the Comedy store, Improv and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, he now resides in the UK where you can find him at Comedy Cafe, Top Secret and The Comedy store in London. I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed Edinburgh Live 2 - Rosie Wilby
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. This is the first of a four episode GBA Replayed season replaying some of the live episodes recorded at previous Edinburgh Festival Fringes. Rosie has turned one of the shows that we talked about into a book: Is Monogamy Dead? Rethinking relationships in the 21st century: https://www.accentpress.co.uk/is-monogamy-dead And she also has a new podcast: The Breakup Monologues with Rosie Wilby: https://www.acast.com/thebreakupmonologues The original shownotes: A live recording of a GBA recorded at #edfringe 2014 at the Royal Oak as part of the PBH Free Fringe. This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. Rosie Wilby: http://www.rosiewilby.com/ Rosie Wilby is a comedian, musician, writer and broadcaster based in London. As a comedian, she has performed at Sydney Mardi Gras, The Comedy Store, Latitude Festival and on Radio 4. As a musician she has performed at Glastonbury Festival, Ronnie Scotts and on Carlton TV. I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed Edinburgh Live 1 - Fay Roberts
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. This is the first of a four episode GBA Replayed season replaying some of the live episodes recorded at previous Edinburgh Festival Fringes. Fay has show's happening at Edinburgh 2018: The Selkie: A Song of Many Waters: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/selkie-a-song-of-many-waters Other Voices: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/other-voices-spoken-word-cabaret The original shownotes: A live recording of a GBA recorded at #edfringe 2014 at the Royal Oak as part of the PBH Free Fringe. This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. 20th August: 20th August: Fay Roberts: http://www.fayroberts.co.uk/ Fay Roberts is a performance poet and peripatetic percussionist. By day she pokes projects and by night she projects across a microphone. She runs the Cambridge chapter of Hammer & Tongue, along with her own arts label/ brand/ movement/ “nebulous poetry concept” Allographic Press. And she is the director of Spoken Word at PBH's Free Fringe and runs Other Voices Cabaret. I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 340 Graham Jones
In GBA 340 we get better acquainted with Graham. He talks about cutting hair at Open Barbers, his new book The Shock Doctrine of the Left and developing London Radical Mindfulness. Which in some ways are all linked together in the deeper personal experiences, concepts and politics that thread the conversation together: change, complex systems, permeability, power, mental health, accessibility, theory, practice, healing, care, fluidity, left wing political tactics, and so much more. Graham plugs: The Shock Doctrine of the Left: http://politybooks.com/jones10052018/ Open Barbers: http://openbarbers.com/ London Radical Mindfulness: https://www.facebook.com/LondonRadicalMindfulness/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: @Unfortunatalie: https://twitter.com/unfortunatalie Polity Press: http://politybooks.com/ DSA: https://www.dsausa.org/ Momentum: https://peoplesmomentum.com/ The Shock Doctrine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shock_Doctrine Naomi Klein: http://www.naomiklein.org/ No Logo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Logo Radiohead: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiohead Complexity Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complexity_theory Complex Systems Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_systems_Theory Social Ecology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_ecology_(academic_field) Disaster Communism: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3461-disaster-communism Hurricane Katrina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_katrina Kimberle Crenshaw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberle_Crenshaw bell hooks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks Acid Communism: http://www.artnews.com/2017/10/16/acid-communism-repeater-books-to-release-anthology-of-work-by-the-late-mark-fisher/ Mark Fisher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Fisher_(theorist) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 339 Lucy Ayrton
In GBA 339 we get even better acquainted with Lucy. She talks about the process of creating her debut novel One More Chance; the writing process, getting it published and promoting it. She also talks about how skills picked up performing in spoken word Edinburgh Fringe shows have helped with all this, her journey as a writer and novelist, her interest in stories about mermaids, and lots of other things. One More Chance is "Perfect for those who love gripping, contemporary, voice-driven drama and contemporary commercial women's fiction and suspense with an unusual edge." Lucy plugs: One More Chance:Trade Paperback/Digital/Audiobook: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9780349700212 https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-More-Chance-Lucy-Ayrton/dp/0349700214 Dialogue Books: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/18/sharmaine-lovegrove-if-you-dont-have-diverse-workforce-wont-exist-dialogue-books-interview https://www.thebookseller.com/news/lovegrove-lead-new-inclusive-lbbg-imprint-dialogue-books-551496 https://twitter.com/dialoguebooks I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Getting Better Acquainted: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-69-lucy (this happened 6 years ago not 4 as Lucy said, maybe more than that tbh, we were both very different people then!) Lullabies to make your children cry: http://sabotagereviews.com/2013/07/01/lullabies-to-make-your-children-cry-by-lucy-ayrton/ The Splitting of the Mermaid: http://sabotagereviews.com/2014/07/25/the-splitting-of-the-mermaid-by-lucy-ayrton/ Hannah Gadsby: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jul/16/hannah-gadsby-trauma-comedy-nanette-standup-netflix Nanette: https://www.netflix.com/title/80233611 Ben Aaronovich: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Aaronovitch Marian Keyes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Keyes 50 Shades of Grey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Shades_of_Grey Brothers in Blood: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9780349700281 Dispatches - Syria's Disappeared: http://www.hddocumentary.com/channel-4-dispatches-syrias-disappeared-the-case-against-assad-2017/ We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062654618/we-crossed-a-bridge-and-it-trembled/ The Surface Breaks: a reimagining of The Little Mermaid by Louise O'Neill: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Surface-Breaks-reimagining-Little-Mermaid/dp/1407185535 The Little Mermaid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid Hans Christian Andersen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen Atargatis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atargatis The Mermaids and Mrs Hancock: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mermaid-Hancock-Imogen-Hermes-Gowar/dp/1911215728 Oxford Shrunken Heads: https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/shrunkenheads Huntarian Museum: https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums-and-archives/hunterian-museum/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed - GBA 19 And 43 Louise
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. ------------ In GBA 19 and GBA 43 we get better acquainted with Louise. We compare childhoods and confidence levels and talk about the death of Louise's stepdad and how his life and death have influenced her. We move out from there into a broader conversation about the death of people you love. Which makes it all sound very heavy, but there is plenty of light and warmth in this conversation. I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed - GBA 78 Louise
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. ------------ In GBA 78 we get better acquainted with Louise. She talks mostly about dance. But that doesn't mean the conversation is limited. We cover the experience of dancing, following and leading, the politics of dancing, a potted history of blues music, the relationship between types of dance, the connection between social struggle and dance, the etiquette of dance, the social value and demographics of dance, and even the science of dance! I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed - GBA 74 Mervyn
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. ------------ In GBA 74 we get better acquainted with Mervyn who is still technically my Step Dad. He talks about growing up in Belfast during The Troubles, working in factories, teaching Physics in Dubai, teaching English in China, living in a tent on a roundabout and lots more. This was a complicated conversation for me, for many reasons, and it moves from personal history to social and political analysis and back. A lot of ground is covered. It is also the first podcast I've recorded while drinking Guinness. Mervyn doesn't plugs anything, but I mention a history of Genghis Kahn that I've been listening to. That history is made by the excellent podcaster Dan Carlin as part of his Hardcore History show: http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hharchive/Show-43---Wrath-of-the-Khans-I/Mongols-Genghis-Chingis http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hharchive/Show-44---Wrath-of-the-Khans-II/Mongols-Genghis-Chingis I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - The Spark
This Getting Better Acquainted Extra features my last true story as the host of Spark Hackney. It's really the story of how Spark and true storytelling came into my life and helped to change how I see my life. Spark True Stories: http://stories.co.uk Spark True Stories Podcast: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon TONIGHT: Awkward Age: A special night of stories: https://www.facebook.com/events/162825314413460/ Mentioned: Mansplaining Masculinity: https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 338 Jessica
In GBA 338 we get better acquainted with Jessica. She talks about how she discovered reading and how she discovered audio, doing radio as a way to get into podcasting, unlearning and challenging values learnt in childhoods, the complex political situations we are experiencing and the history that has formed them, and so much more. Jessica Stone presents Dear Reader, "the no-review book show about what we read, and why it matters" which is currently in the process of transitioning from a community radio show into a podcast. Jess plugs: Dear Reader: https://www.mixcloud.com/DearReaderShow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DearReaderShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DearReaderShow/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: London Podcast Festival: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/magazine/genre/london-podcast-festival/ Podcasters' Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571436979623574/ The Restart Project: https://soundcloud.com/restart-project-1/sets/documentary-podcasts Resonance FM: https://resonancefm.com/ RTE: https://www.rte.ie/ Dublin City FM: https://www.dublincityfm.ie/ One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson: https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Summer-America-1927-Bryson/dp/0552772569 Civil War: http://www.gimletmedia.com/uncivil Hamilton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_(musical) Dear Theodosia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKpJjdKcjeo Aaron Burr: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Burr Alexander Hamilton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton Thomas Jefferson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson Churchill: https://crimesofbritain.com/2016/09/13/the-trial-of-winston-churchill/ Bob Jones University: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Jones_University Prosperity Gospel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology The Bible: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_bible Monty Python: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python On Being: https://onbeing.org/ Ruby Sales on On Being: https://onbeing.org/programs/ruby-sales-where-does-it-hurt/ The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Glorious-Heresies-Winner-Baileys-Fiction/dp/1444798855 The Power by Naomi Alderman: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-WINNER-BAILEYS-WOMENS-FICTION/dp/0670919985 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Complicity
This Getting Better Acquainted Extra features a true story I told at Spark London. Mentioned: Mansplaining Masculinity: https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 337 - The Family Tree Season 2
In GBA 337 we get even better acquainted with The Family Tree Podcast. I'm joined by Jen Adamthwaite the co-producer/creator of GBA's weird sister podcast to talk about the whys, the hows, the highs and the lows of making the second season of this magical realist podcast drama. This episode also stars a thunderstorm! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FAMILY TREE. The GBA episode where we talked about The Family Tree Season 1: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-284-the-family-tree To listen to The Family Tree from Episode 1 and for more info about the series go over to our website: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Now also available on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/48CpMm47ugAryHgT7Rv9Ta To sign up to our Patreon and help us to make Season 3 of The Family Tree go here: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Jen Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Dave Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dave-episodes Andy Goddard: https://twitter.com/soundofagoddard Martin Zaltz Austwick: http://martinaustwick.com/ Susan Cain: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0141029196 I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 336 Ruby
In GBA 336 we get better acquainted with Ruby. She talks about being a sex educator, life drawing modelling, non monogamy, sexuality, pleasure, play, communication, bodies and lots more. We recorded this conversation on a sunny Sunday in a back garden in east London drinking lemon balm tea. Ruby plugs: Body Loves Sketch Club Workshop at the Togetherness Festival on June 17th: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/togetherness-london-tickets-43878927052 Body Loves Sketch Club: coming to other places such as Wilderness in the near future. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rubyrare Twitter: https://twitter.com/_rubyrare Brook: https://www.brook.org.uk/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: ASMR: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response Lemon Balm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_balm Smut Slam: http://www.camerynmoore.com/smut-slam/ Sh! https://www.sh-womenstore.com/ The next London Smut Slam on 25th June: Hot Mess: https://www.facebook.com/events/125620798303053/ Liquid Love: https://www.facebook.com/Liquid-Love-1762181417343126/ Magic Wand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitachi_Magic_Wand Naked Cabaret: https://www.facebook.com/cabaretminusclothes/ Shibari: http://www.artofcontemporaryshibari.com/?page_id=29 Vulva: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulva Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 335 Sofie Hagen
In GBA 335 we get better acquainted with Sofie Hagen. She talks about how her politics and language have evolved, fat liberation and feminism, her interest in vulnerability, the relationship between comedy and audiences, and so much more. We also compare notes on turning conversations into podcasts, making art and activism for previous versions of yourself and we swap therapy stories. Content note: we touch on the topics of trauma, #MeToo, rape culture, fatphobia and structural oppression. Sofie plugs: Made of Human: https://www.madeofhumanpodcast.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/made-of-human-with-sofie-hagen/id1144479729?mt=2 Newsletter: http://www.sofiehagen.com/newsletter Twitter: https://twitter.com/SofieHagen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sofiehagen.komiker/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/sofiehagendk I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Spark: http://stories.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Mark Watson: http://www.markwatsonthecomedian.com/ Uber: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uber Bubblewrap: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80182704 Shimmer Shatter: http://www.sofiehagen.com/shop/ Dead Baby Frog: Look out for her third show as a video soon Harrison Ford kisses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWoP8VpbpYI Me Too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Too_movement Emma Holter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Holten Pat Burtscher: https://twitter.com/patburtscher Brian O'Gorman: https://twitter.com/bog_416 Intersectional Feminism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality Fat acceptance/fat liberation/fat activism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_acceptance_movement Kivan Bay / @kivabay: https://twitter.com/KivaBay Cat Pausé: https://twitter.com/FOMNZ Seeing White: http://podcast.cdsporch.org/seeing-white/ About Race with Reni Eddo Lodge: https://www.aboutracepodcast.com/ Bojack Horseman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoJack_Horseman Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 334 Donna #2
In GBA 334 we get even better acquainted with Donna. We reflect on and update the first conversation we had for GBA which was recorded in 2012 when we both had very different understandings of ourselves and the world around us. We compare notes on therapy and talk about some of the labels we now have to describe our experiences, in Donna's case dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and OCD, in my case depression and anxiety. Donna talks about her new job advocating for special needs within a school, and how advocating for other people's needs has helped her understand her own, and vice versa. We talk about the unique job that we both used to do working with the under 5's on behalf of the library service and catch up on what has been happening in the 4 years since we last saw each other. This was our first GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-replayed-gba-113-donna Donna plugs: Connecting with the world. I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: My Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/01/tough-choice-cut-job-enfield-children-centres-austerity Lee Valley White Water Centre: https://www.gowhitewater.co.uk/ Presents blog: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-week-of-goodbyes.html Impostor Syndrome: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impostor_syndrome Dyspraxia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyspraxia Dyslexia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyslexia ADHD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention_deficit_hyperactivity_disorder OCD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OCD Makaton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaton Capital Ring: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/capital-ring Lea Valley Walk: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/lea-valley Nugget: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-247-nugget Forty Hall: https://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/ Werther's original: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werther%27s_Original Walpole Park: http://www.pitzhanger.org.uk/walpole-park In between generation: Xenniels https://www.vogue.com/article/what-is-a-xennial-definition-attribution Hasan Minhaj: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasan_Minhaj The quote I was badly remembering is featured in this piece I wrote: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d772d9c01615 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 333 Emily Emphasis
In GBA 333 we get better acquainted with Emily. She talks drag metal, non monogamy, bondage, relationships, gender, queerness, femmephobia and lots more. Content note: eating disorders/disordered eating, mental health issues, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harm, sex/bdsm/kink/non monogamy, bullying Emily plugs: Miss Emily Emphasis - facebook https://www.facebook.com/EmilySnee/ / insta http://www.pictame.com/user/msemilysnee/178643655 / twitter https://twitter.com/emilysnee Femphasis: https://www.femphasis.com/ The Facinators: https://www.facebook.com/fascinatorsbandUK/ https://www.thefascinatrix.rocks/ https://soundcloud.com/thefascinatorsband https://fascinatorsuk.bandcamp.com/releases I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Emily at SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-horror-act-2 Play Party: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_party_(BDSM) Munch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munch_(BDSM) Shibari Rope: http://www.artofcontemporaryshibari.com/?page_id=29 The Ethical Slut: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ethical_Slut London Alternative Market: http://londonalternativemarket.com/ Fetlife: https://fetlife.com/ Relationship Anarchy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relationship_anarchy Primary Partner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_and_secondary_(polyamory) Suicidal Ideation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicidal_ideation Clear Leadership: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clear-Leadership-Sustaining-Collaboration-Partnership/dp/089106382X Smut Slam: http://www.camerynmoore.com/smut-slam/ Cameryn Moore: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-215-cameryn-moore FemDom: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Femdom&redirect=no Switch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top,_bottom,_switch_(BDSM) Femmephobia: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/femmephobia Gender Dysphoria: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gender-dysphoria/ Strapless Strapon: https://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=35130 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 332 Nav
In GBA 332 we get better acquainted with Nav. She talks about telling true stories, why she has decommissioned herself as a pharmacist, the history and cultural context of (western) medicine, how her relationship to race and migration has changed and so much more. Navreet plugs: Storytelling Sessions at Wellcome: 23rd May: Teeth: https://wellcomecollection.org/events/WtXbPiUAAA-m-5V7 https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/WgV_ACUAAIu2P_ZM I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Spark: http://stories.co.uk/ Nav's Telephone Story at Spark: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/b500071f-490c-47bd-aa81-a29eb0a3feb4 Nav's phonebox story at the Moth: https://themoth.org/stories/its-a-box Me Too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Too_movement Tarana Burke: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarana_Burke Gal-dem and Spark: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/special-nostalgia-maiya-priyal https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/special-nostalgia-sasha-lilith Cameryn Moore: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-215-cameryn-moore Phone Whore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/what-people-are-saying-about-phone-whore/ My Spark Story: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/ff1da899-bf3e-481c-8f20-8d84d1e99e9b Royal Homeopathic Hospital: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/OurHospitals/RLHIM/Pages/Home.aspx Meisner technique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meisner_technique Mulicultural Minds: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/multiculturalminds-truestorieslive Wellcome Collection: https://wellcomecollection.org/ Partition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India Churchill: https://crimesofbritain.com/2016/09/13/the-trial-of-winston-churchill/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 331 Hel Robin Gurney
In GBA 331 we get better acquainted with Hel Robin Gurney. They talk writing, fairytales, mythology, folklore, poetry, stories, the process of creating and developing their show The Sleeping Princess and so much more. Robin plugs: 5th May Poetry Society 2pm: Fairytale Double Bill: https://www.facebook.com/events/615314005470398/ The Sleeping Princess at Manchester Fringe, Reading Fringe, Camden Fringe: https://helgurney.wordpress.com/ April 28th Poetry Cafe: Wilderness: New Queer Writing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1521948347932126/ The Emergence of Trans: https://transseminars.com/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Howl of the Bantee: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-howl-of-the-bantee AJ: https://twitter.com/anathemajane The Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Larousse-Encyclopedia-Mythology-Robert-Graves/dp/185152519X National Novel Writing Month: https://nanowrimo.org/ Buffy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer Tempest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tempest_(play) Miranda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_(The_Tempest) Caliban: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliban Sycorax: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sycorax Prospero: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospero Shakespeare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare Kate Tempest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Tempest James Webster: https://websterpoet.wordpress.com/ Hackney Hammer and Tongue: http://www.hammerandtongue.com/hackney/ Genesis Poetry: https://genesiscinema.co.uk/GenesisCinema.dll/WhatsOn?Film=204877 Midas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midas Medusa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa Hollie McNish: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollie_McNish Andrew Lang's Fairy Books: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Lang%27s_Fairy_Books Tolkien: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolkien Lord of the Rings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings Eowyn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89owyn Aragorn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aragorn Faramir: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faramir The Silmarillion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silmarillion History of Middle Earth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_Middle-earth Galadriel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galadriel Christopher Tolkien: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Tolkien The Arda Reconstructed by Douglas Kane: https://www.amazon.com/Arda-Reconstructed-Creation-Published-Silmarillion/dp/1611460891 Briar Rose: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_Beauty The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood by Jack Zipes: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trials-Tribulations-Little-Riding-Hood/dp/0415908353 Once Upon A Time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_(TV_series) Poetry School: https://poetryschool.com/interviews/meet-digital-poet-residence-interview-jay-bernard/ Jay Bernard: http://jaybernard.co.uk/ Ted Hughes Award: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/ted-hughes-award/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 330 Miranda
In GBA 330 we get better acquainted with Miranda. We talk writing, working, true storytelling and lots more. She's been running There Goes The Neighborhood - a night showcasing established and upcoming writing - for a few years and is currently in the middle of putting out the podcast project, 100 Voices For 100 Years, which is releasing a piece of writing from a woman every day for 100 days to commemorate the centenary of (some) women getting the right to vote. Miranda plugs: There Goes The Neighborhood: https://www.facebook.com/theregoestheneighbourhoodclapton/ 100 Words For 100 Days: http://www.100voicesfor100years.com/ Centenary of (some) women's suffrage: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=centenary+of+women%27s+suffrage&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-GBGB456GB456&oq=Centenary+of&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.5608j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Picturehouse campaign: https://www.facebook.com/HackneyLivingWage/ Spark London Open Heart Special: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/84111e58-e95e-4abe-89a9-3c3e645df6ab Miranda's Spark Story: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/5babb0c8-01f2-4a66-85fb-e84872aeca19 To The Heart of It: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-53-to-the-heart-of-it ER: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ER_(TV_series) Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ The Office: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Office_(UK_TV_series) Then We Came To The End: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Then_We_Came_to_the_End Flash Fiction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_fiction JD Salinger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JD_Salinger Catherine Mansfield: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Mansfield Bishopsgate Institute: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Nick Cave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Cave Cameryn Moore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 329 Christian
In GBA 329 we get better acquainted with Christian. We compare notes on loving, playing, writing and learning music, being in bands, teaching young people and so much more. Christian plugs: The Music Lesson by Victor Wooten: http://themusiclesson.com/ Booking his Jazz band for gigs Partnership and collaboration I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Apples for Everyone: https://soundcloud.com/applesforeveryone UK States: https://soundcloud.com/homemade-jam-1 George: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-6-george Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Enterprise Studios Crosby, Stills and Nash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosby,_Stills,_Nash_%26_Young John Martyn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Martyn My Bloody Valentine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Bloody_Valentine_(band) The Fall: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fall_(band) Simon and Garfunkle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_and_Garfunkle Sound on Sound: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_on_Sound Miles Davis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Davis Freddie Hubbard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Hubbard The Smiths: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiths Anechoic Chamber: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anechoic_chamber Bosa Nova: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bossa_nova Tom Jobim: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant%C3%B4nio_Carlos_Jobim Girl from Ipinepa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_From_Ipanema Shadow of your smile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow_of_Your_Smile Frank Sinartra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sinatra Cajón: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caj%C3%B3n Morrissey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrissey Phil Collins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins Foo Fighters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters Ian Curtis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Curtis Darren Hayman: https://darrenhayman.bandcamp.com/ Hefner: http://hefnet.com/ Tom Waits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Waits Radiohead: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiohead Pulp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulp_(band) Pavement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavement_(band) Stephen_Malkmus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Malkmus Public Image Limited: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Image_Limited Ornette Coleman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornette_Coleman Beatles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatles Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rite_of_Spring Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 328 Virginie
In GBA 328 we get better acquainted with Virginie. She talks about Soirée Pompette - the french language cabaret night she runs and hosts, Moon Lane Ink - a not-for-profit Community Interest Company dedicated to equality of access and equality of representation in children's books and equality of roles within the publishing industry, her French and Irish heritage and her British identity, her career of combining French and Drama and lots more! Virginie plugs: Moon Lane Ink: https://www.moonlaneink.co.uk/ Moon Lane Books: 300 Stanstead Road, London SE23 1DE Soirée Pompette: http://soireepompette.blogspot.co.uk/ Next event on 19th April: https://www.facebook.com/events/416752665443117/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Matt: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-300-Matt Louise: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-louise-episodes-1 Ray Mears: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Mears Exmouth Market: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exmouth_Market Big Wheel Theatre: http://bigwheel.org.uk/ Spark True Stories: http://stories.co.uk/ Only Fools and Horses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Only_Fools_and_Horses Del Boy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del_Boy Blythe Hill Tavern: http://www.blythehilltavern.org.uk/blythe-hill-tavern/ Buffy The Vampire Slayer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer Soho House: https://www.sohohouse.com/ Allo Allo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Allo_%27Allo! Macron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_Macron Jane the Virgin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_the_Virgin Alan Partridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Partridge Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Roots and Growth
In this GBA Extra I share two stories that I told/retold recently at Spark London true storytelling nights. I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Next Hackney night 9th April: https://www.facebook.com/events/150341378983786/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed - GBA 113 Donna
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. ---------------- In GBA 113 we get better acquainted with Donna. She talks about fitting in, sticking out, dressing up, social awkwardness, creating your own reality, dancing, working with children and more. Donna is a very unique person and we met in her very unique office filled with the interesting bric a brac that she uses to entertain children. She discusses the time when she would only wear green clothes and talks about spending her free time inside her inner world. Donna plugs: "The idea that other things do exist outside of normality... You can just say, 'that doesn't exist in my world, so I'll just tunnel vision my way to the end. I can see the end, so I'll head for the end and then die.'" I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: S Club Seven: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S_Club Makaton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaton Peter Pan Syndrome: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070501112023.htm Frankie Boyle - work, consume, die: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Work-Consume-Die-Frankie-Boyle/dp/0007426798 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 327 Gabriel Ebulue
In GBA 327 we get better acquainted with Gabriel Ebulue from the 3 Track Podcast. We talk about his obsession/passion for music and comedy, making "a podcast for music nerds, by a music nerd", what the experience of doing the Edinburgh festival can give to you, struggling to fit in with different musical subgroups, why Morrissey is now cancelled, and lots more. Gabriel plugs: The 3 Track Podcast: Libsyn: http://threetrackpodcast.libsyn.com/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-three-track-podcast/id1225035251?mt=2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/3trackpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/threetrackpodcast/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ John Kearns: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kearns_(comedian) Ed Night: https://www.ednight.co.uk/comedy Sam Golin: https://twitter.com/samgolin Chris Rock: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Rock Michael Barrymore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Barrymore Bill Hicks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hicks Jerry Seinfeld: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Seinfeld Lion's Den Comedy Club: http://www.lionsdencomedy.co.uk/ Sun Ra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Ra Charles Mingus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mingus Miles Davis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Davis John Coltrane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Coltrane Fela Kuti: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fela_Kuti The Smiths: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiths The Stooges: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stooges Raw Power: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raw_Power_(band) David Hepworth - 1971: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/12/1971-never-a-dull-moment-rocks-golden-year-david-hepworth-review Jimmi Hendrix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix Bad Brains: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Brains SST Records: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SST_Records Black Flag: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Flag_(band) Factory Records: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factory_Records Husker Do: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%BCsker_D%C3%BC Minutemen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minutemen_(band) Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/3tpod/playlist/3Xw1wvaY0lFp8XngQErnaK 8 Miles High: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBKyBlJ_JN8 3 Track: Tony Law episode: http://threetrackpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-12-tony-law Morrissey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrissey Spanish - CNT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederaci%C3%B3n_Nacional_del_Trabajo Noam Chomsky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky Zapastistas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zapatista_Army_of_National_Liberation Black Panthers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party Mitch Headberg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Hedberg Stewart Lee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Lee Jamali Maddox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamali_Maddix 3 Track: Alex Petropoulos episode: http://threetrackpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-23-alex-petropoulos 3 Track: Jeffrey Boakye episode: http://threetrackpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-24-jeffrey-boakye Jeffrey Boakye - Hold Tight: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hold-Tight-Masculinity-Millennials-Meaning/dp/1910312258 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 326 Tobi
In GBA 326 we get better acquainted with Tobi from the Arts Performed Podcast. We'd already warmed up by the time we recorded this conversation with me recording an interview for his podcast and so we get into things pretty quickly. Tobi talks cultural studies, artist and resistance, navigating the world with ADHD and dyslexia, how his relationship with being the child of a Guyanese migrant has changed over his life, systems of oppression, what he has learnt from people he has interviewed on his podcast and so much more. Content note: racism, slavery, colonialism Tobi plugs: Podbean: https://artsperformedpodcast.podbean.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzaX0VXlgfOPwj7T4z0EyQ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/arts-performed-podcast/id1312992320?mt=2 Wordpress: https://artsperformed.wordpress.com Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/artsperformed/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/artsperformed I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 We mention: Walter Benjamin: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Work_of_Art_in_the_Age_of_Mechanical_Reproduction Tommy Poppers: https://www.tommypoppers.com/ Tommy Poppers on Arts Performed Podcast: http://artsperformedpodcast.podbean.com/e/art-and-communication-tommy-poppers/ David Hoyle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hoyle_(performance_artist) Genesis P-Orridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_P-Orridge Throbbing Gristle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throbbing_Gristle Phychic TV: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychic_TV Podcast Support Group Irlen Syndrome: https://irlen.com/what-is-irlen-syndrome/ Extrovert Supremacy: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-290-hamja-ahsan https://www.bookworks.org.uk/node/1917 Mehrdad Seyf and Richard Dedomenicion on Arts Performed Podcast: https://artsperformedpodcast.podbean.com/e/once-iran-to-you-2-richard-dedomenici-and-mehrdad-seyf/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Daniil Ivanovich Kharms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniil_Ivanovich_Kharms The Red Haired Man: https://allpoetry.com/The-Red-Haired-Man Spoken Word London at Vogue Fabrics: https://openmicfinder.com/UK/England/Greater-London/Dalston/Spoken-Word-London-at-Vogue-Fabrics-66-Stoke-Newington-Road-N16-7XB Travis Alabanza: http://travisalabanza.co.uk/ Jorge Ben Jor - Zumbi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFoOgKONIHY Soulfly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soulfly Sepulchura: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepultura Roots Boody Roots: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roots_Bloody_Roots Soulfly: Tribe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXMdyCK0M9Q Quilombo (A historia do Quilombo dos Palmares): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-z0M-vcCB4 Tanya Tagaq - Retribution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNYTA6SV6tM Joseph Conrad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Conrad Heart of Darkness: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness Noh Theatre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noh_Theatre Churchill: https://crimesofbritain.com/2016/09/13/the-trial-of-winston-churchill/ Leopold II: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_II_of_Belgium Just May Does Geri: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1329142532/just-may-does-geri Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 325 Giselle
In GBA 325 we get better acquainted with Giselle. She talks about making things with your body and with your voice, creation through association, travelling between cultures, the connections and intersections between art, ritual and myth and so much more. We also spend quite a lot of time talking about the process behind and around her recent appearance as Violita on the magical realist podcast drama The Family Tree. http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/branches/the-family-tree-season-2-episode-9-nine-lives/ Giselle plugs: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-family-tree/id1113714688 I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 We mention: Stratford Circus Arts Centre: https://stratford-circus.com/ Matt Hill: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-300-matt Marcus Lyon: http://www.marcuslyon.com/home/ Trinity Laban: https://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/ Andy Warhol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol Picasso: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Picasso Stanislavsky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislavsky Candomblé: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candombl%C3%A9 Collective Unconscious: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_unconscious Contact Improv: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_improvisation Pinter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinter Albee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Albee Greek Tragedies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_tragedy The Birthday Party: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birthday_Party_(play) Oedipus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oedipus_Rex Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Gin Mountain and BPA Submission 2018
Pushed for time again this week so instead of a full conversation this week's episode is a GBA Extra combining my British Podcast Award submission and a true story I told at the most recent Spark London. The BPA submission features clips from these episodes of GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-302-nicole-henriksen https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-301-nira https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-312-pandora-blake Spark London can be found here: http://stories.co.uk/ This is the next open mic at hackney: https://www.facebook.com/events/168730357188077/ I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed - GBA 66 Iris
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. ------------ In GBA 66 we get better acquainted with Iris. Sitting in my childhood home away from home we talk about Histories: personal, social, local and shared. Our conversation goes places - the excitement of London in the 60's, visiting Germany after WW2, providing educational support and assistance to disabled students, the psycho-geography of cities, the use of the word chav and discovering the heritage of a tiny part of Coventry are some of those places. Oh yeah, and we talk about what I was like when I was 12. Iris Plugs: "Don't keep hankering about going a long way away to find things out, look on your doorstep because often the answer is there, and look at your own environment and learn from it, and sortof... put your roots down where you are." And the Willenhall Local History Group that she is the secretary for and the Virtual Museum Coventry: http://www.virtualmuseum.co.uk/ She has just set up an excellent blog for the Group: http://willenhallcov.blogspot.co.uk/ This conversation took place during the events documented in: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-64-coventry Iris is Steve's Mother: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-63-steve I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book: https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ The Family Tree: thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360">medium.com/@goosefat101/down-t…my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: Standuptragedy – Sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 324 Edd Hedges
In GBA 324 we get better acquainted with Edd Hedges. He talks about stand up comedy and storytelling, accepting that you are going to make mistakes and get things wrong, different types of silence and the appeal of going off into the woods to write sad songs. We talk about and around his true story show Wonderland, compare notes on doing storytelling shows about toxic masculinity (and the life experiences that inspired them) and mention Sofie Hagen a lot. Content note: bullying, domestic violence, violence in general, body issues Edd plugs: Wonderland: 31st April 1st, 2nd May at Soho Theatre https://sohotheatre.com/shows/edd-hedges-wonderland/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/edd_hedges Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddhedges Tour Dates: http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/e/34074/edd_hedges Look out for Wonderland touring, for Edd doing stand-up and previews of For Eva, Forever Ago I plug: Mansplaining Masculinity: The Book https://unbound.com/books/mansplaining-masculinity/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: The Bill Murry: http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/bill-murray/ Angel Comedy Club: http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk NextUp: http://www.nextupcomedy.com/ The Camden Head: http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/camden-head/ Larry Dean: http://www.larrydeancomedy.com/ ASMR: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response Sofie Hagen: http://www.sofiehagen.com/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Pheonix Artists Club: http://phoenixartistclub.com/ Sofie's podcast: https://www.madeofhumanpodcast.com Mike Birbiglia: http://birbigs.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Sarah Kendall: https://twitter.com/sarah_kendall Toxic Masculinity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxic_masculinity #MeToo: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/15/me-too-founder-tarana-burke-women-sexual-assault Bon Iver: https://boniver.org/ For Emma, Forever Ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Emma,_Forever_Ago Tim Minchin: http://www.timminchin.com/ Rock and Roll Nerd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29F6nneoH0M Intersectionality: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality Caitlyn Jenner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caitlyn_Jenner Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 323 Carys
In GBA 323 we get better acquainted with Carys. She talks about music: her first memories and musical influences, her dads cassette tapes and guitar playing, studying music history and theory at Oxford, DJing dance music, managing a youth orchestra and supporting music in education work. We also cover loving/working in the arts more generally, navigating sexism and racism, how making big choices about education at a young age can backfire and renouncing Buddhism. Carys plugs: Mattana: https://www.facebook.com/carysmattana/ Carys Mattana: https://soundcloud.com/carysmattana Sisu - DJ Collective: https://www.facebook.com/sisuldn/ I plug: Cameryn Moore: http://www.camerynmoore.com https://www.facebook.com/camerynmoore Smut Slam: http://www.camerynmoore.com/smut-slam/ Smut Slam Berlin: https://www.facebook.com/SmutSlamBerlin/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1627534160673728/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Phone Whore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/category/phone-whore-blog/ The Sound of Music: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Music Oliver: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver! Tosca: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tosca Royal Opera House: http://www.roh.org.uk/ Peter and the Wolf: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_and_the_Wolf Russell Group: http://russellgroup.ac.uk/ (Correction: Lancaster is an elite university but not actually part of the Russell Group) Oxford Union: https://www.oxford-union.org/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Speaking Up and Role Models
In this GBA Extra I share two stories that I told/retold recently at Spark London true storytelling nights. I mention: Dead Poets Society: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Poets_Society Spartacus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus_(film) If it was a 'tough choice' to cut my job, then come and tell the children why: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/01/tough-choice-cut-job-enfield-children-centres-austerity I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Next Hackney night 12th February: https://www.facebook.com/events/139918386636811/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 322 Oliver
In GBA 322 we get better acquainted with Oliver. He talks about the cathartic experience of failure, sounds and shows that influenced and inspired him and making the new podcast Kane and Feels: Paranormal Investigators. We compare our experiences of making audio and making audio drama, discuss the landscapes of podcasting and radio, and reflect on both the isolation and the community that can be found from messing around with sound. Oliver plugs: Kane and Feels: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kane-and-feels-paranormal-investigators/id1291486608?mt=2 https://twitter.com/kaneandfeels A Poem and Mistake: https://poemistake.bandcamp.com/ https://twitter.com/poemistake https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL-9IEGkN9R6RUjJprIJg7g I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Kobi: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-293-kobi Podcasters Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571436979623574/ Camilla Byk: https://twitter.com/camilla_byk Podium: http://podium.me/ Matt Hill: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-300-Matt Gorillaz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorillaz Hellboy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellboy Hellboy folklorist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Corrigan Dirk Maggs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirk_Maggs Radio Production @ Bournemouth: https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/courses/ma-radio-production Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy Douglas Adams: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams Terminator 2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminator_2:_Judgment_Day Clerks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clerks The Social Network: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Social_Network Aaron Sorkin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Sorkin What-a-Mess: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What-a-Mess Netflix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netflix Thor Ragnarok: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor:_Ragnarok What We Do In The Shadows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_We_Do_in_the_Shadows Radio 4: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Radio_4 Punk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk Lead Belly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_Belly Studs Terkell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studs_Terkel Charles Parker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Parker_(producer) Ewan McColl: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewan_MacColl Peggy Seeger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Seeger Radio Ballads: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-ballad The Ballad of John Axton: https://www.mixcloud.com/daijones77128/radio-the-ballad-of-john-axon-a-radio-ballad-by-ewan-maccoll-peggy-seeger-and-charles-parker/ Manchester Rambler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YENYMwuCG2Y Dirty Old Town: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wj7xZf8xm8 The Pogues: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pogues Auteur: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auteur Welcome To Nightvale: http://www.welcometonightvale.com/ Numbers: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/numbers-an-audio-drama/id1290324649?mt=2 Family Guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Guy South Park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Park Damon Albarn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damon_Albarn 99% Invisible: https://99percentinvisible.org/ Unforgiven: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unforgiven A Fistfull of Dollars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Fistful_of_Dollars Jungian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytical_psychology Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 321 Helen
In GBA 321 we get better acquainted with Helen. She talks about the worst job she ever had, training to be a teacher, art, finding a new career path after leaving teaching, photography, her podcast Flixwatcher that reviews the films available on Netflix , how she came to love film, hating Adam Sandler films and more. We also talk about watching and loving films in the context of #MeToo. The conversation was recording while swinging on a swing in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Content Note: Bullying, Toxic Work Environments, Domestic Violence, #MeToo. Helen plugs: Flixwatcher: http://flixwatcher.tv I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Tate Modern: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern Turbine Hall: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/turbine-hal http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/hyundai-commission-superflex Kobi: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-293-kobi Felix: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-258-felix-trench Helen: http://helenzaltzman.com/ Podcasters Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571436979623574/ Jen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Song By Song: http://www.songbysongpodcast.com/ The J & D Flixwatcher Episodes: http://flixwatcher.tv/ep-007-little-prince-dave-jen-family-tree-podcast/ http://flixwatcher.tv/ep-013-lobster-w-jen-dave-family-tree/ Ben - @TopFilmTip: https://twitter.com/topfilmtip Bigger Boat Film Quiz: http://www.film-quiz.com/ Gareth - Sabotage Times: https://sabotagetimes.com/ Argus Photography Club: http://www.theargus.co.uk/photos/camera_club/ NESTA: https://www.nesta.org.uk/ The Welsh Club: https://clwb.net/ Gwdihw: http://gwdihw.co.uk/ Method Acting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_acting The Pool: https://www.the-pool.com/ "Allegations" https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/11/lars-von-trier-production-company-zentropa-allegations https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/dec/15/dustin-hoffman-denies-fresh-allegations-sexual-misconduct http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/meryl-streep-dustin-hoffman-slap-kramer-vs-kramer-a8140471.html http://www.vulture.com/2013/10/timeline-blue-is-the-warmest-color-controversy.html http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/last-tango-in-paris-butter-rape-scene-maria-schneider-marlon-brando-bertolucci-a7457251.html https://www.ranker.com/list/jared-leto-joker-method-acting/jakebaumgart http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/russell-crowe-jacqui-mckenzie-romper-stomper-aacta-sodomy-comments-joke-a8096716.html http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/spike-lee-nate-parker-casey-affleck-armie-hammer-1201906015/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/12/07/dylan-farrow-why-is-woody-allen-exempt-from-the-storm-of-sexual-assault-allegations/ http://people.com/movies/ellen-page-woody-allen-regret/ https://www.avclub.com/the-ticks-griffin-newman-says-he-regrets-working-on-new-1819492316 http://www.vulture.com/2017/01/mel-gibson-best-director-oscars.html http://time.com/4645846/what-to-know-about-the-casey-affleck-oscar-controversy/ https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/6/23/15861794/johnny-depp-assassination-joke-domestic-abuse-amber-heard https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/12/8/16746844/jk-rowling-johnny-depp-fantastic-beasts-fan-backlash http://ew.com/movies/2017/11/28/fantastic-beasts-director-defends-johnny-depp/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - New Year 2018
In this Getting Better Acquainted Extra I continue the tradition of beginning the new year with a round up of how the last year panned out for me. And I talk about my plans and resolutions for 2018. Next week the format of the show will be back to normal! I mention: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast My series of personal essays about my dad: Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad https://medium.com/goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Restart Project: https://therestartproject.org/podcast/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Smut Slam: https://www.facebook.com/camerynmoore https://www.facebook.com/smutslamlondon/ http://www.camerynmoore.com/ GBA 300: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba-300 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 320 Christmas Special 2017
In GBA 320 we get better acquainted with Christmas (again). It's the 2017 Christmas Special! This episode is contains three visits from clips of nearly Christmas past as I consider Christmas from the perspective of my 6 year old self and my 36 year old self. It also features my brother when he was 12 and my dad when he was 63. I mention my series of personal essays about my dad: Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad https://medium.com/goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 And this piece by the brilliant Meg-John Barker: Rewriting the Rules of the Festive Season http://www.rewriting-the-rules.com/self/rewriting-rules-festive-season/ Image for the episode by Paul Williams: http://www.sketchymagpie.com/ The episode ends with a Christmas song I wrote a few years back called "Time to be Nice" Here it is in video form: http://youtu.be/UiPXNO7WJAQ This is my other Christmas song in video form: Ghosts of... http://youtu.be/XqCKfOwA9vE Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year! (There will be no GBA for the next week or two. It will return in the 1st week of January 2016.) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed - GBA 33 And 34 Eric
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. This episode is being re-released because Eric sadly passed away last Saturday and I wanted to mark his passing by remembering his life. After the replayed episode 33 there are some clips from episode 34 featuring my dad and Eric talking about their friendship. ---------------- In GBA 33 we get better acquainted with Eric. He talks about his extensive BBC career, film making, writing, how he met my father, the effect of national service and the physical and sensual process of typing. And a lot more. He also has a very interesting approach to the process of being recorded. Eric deconstructs the process and purpose of plugging. And in GBA 34 we get better acquainted with both Eric and my father. It's late at night after dinner and we’ve had a few drinks. We talk about their friendship (which is older than me) and how Eric influenced me when I was a young writer. I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 319 Laura And Sarai From The JewCL Podcast
In GBA 319 we get better acquainted with Laura and Sarai from the JewCL podcast. They talk about making the podcast and doing the research which inspired it. The concept of the podcast is: "Three Jewish students and their teacher chat about their research project into Jewish life at UCL, what they discovered, how they discovered it and what they think about it all." Laura and Sarai plug: JewCL podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-jewcl-podcast/id1288986374?mt=2 Reading more about the history of other people, specifically the history and experiences of Jewish people. Listening better to each other. I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Liberating the Curriculem: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/teaching-learning/education-initiatives/connected-curriculum/liberating-curriculum Cathy: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-283-cathy-elliott UCL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ Teach First: https://www.teachfirst.org.uk/ Discourses and Practices of International Development: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/political-science/teaching/undergraduate/modules/courses/dpd "Qualitative Research": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qualitative_research Iraq War: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War Apartheid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apartheid Zionism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zionism Anti-Zionism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Zionism #MeToo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Too_(hashtag) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 318 Dexter
In GBA 318 we get better acquainted with Dexter. He talks about combining goth and cabaret influences to create the drag queen Count Addiction, navigating sex, gender and sexuality, being an Amanda Palmer mega fan, how being the son of a funeral director influenced him, finding friends, creating communities and so much more. Dexter plugs: Count Addiction: https://www.facebook.com/CountAddiction https://twitter.com/CountAddiction Bitter Sour Presents: Jingle Hell 9th December - bymonthly: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588517787870952/ The Tuck Shop: Back Up - Last Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/events/185211392040308/ I plug: Smut Slam: Next Smut Slam: 13th Jingles and Tingles: https://www.facebook.com/events/663459157190793/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Cameryn Moore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/ Caroline of Brunswick: http://carolineofbrunswick.co.uk/ Genderqueer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genderqueer West Side Story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Story The League of Gentlemen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League_of_Gentlemen Little Britain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Britain Dir En Grey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir_En_Grey Visual Kei Scene: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_kei Marilyn Manson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Manson Evanescence: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evanescence Amy Lee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Lee Arch Enemy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arch_Enemy Otep: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otep Opath: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opeth Amanda Palmer: http://amandapalmer.net/ Dresdon Dolls: http://dresdendolls.com/ Union Chapell: http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/ Timewarp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Warp_(song) Richard O'Brien: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_O%27Brien The First Orgasm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Su7VOpsl4E Brett Ratner: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/nov/02/director-brett-ratner-rape-accusations-sexual-harassment-claims Harvey Weinstein: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41594672 Missed Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5jtmIddb7k Neil Gaiman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman Kate Bush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Bush Bjork: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bjork Depeche Mode: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depeche_Mode The Cure: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cure Siouxsie and the Banshees: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siouxsie_and_the_Banshees Miner Self Indulgence: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindless_Self_Indulgence Pearl Jam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Jam Roundhouse: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/ Grand Theft Orchestra: http://amandapalmer.net/category/the-grand-theft-orchestra/ Joe Black: http://www.misterjoeblack.com/ Voltaire (Caberet Voltaire?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabaret_Voltaire_(band) Bitter Ruin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_Ruin Look Mommy No Hands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgujsG0Bk8k "We Are the Media": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcoreV10hI8 Ninja Gigs: http://wesleying.org/2011/09/17/q-what-is-an-amanda-palmer-ninja-gig/ Cherry Fakewell: https://www.facebook.com/cherry.fakewell Queer Alternative: https://queeralternative.org.uk/ Tragic Christmas: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/selected-tragedy-vol-5-tragic-christmas Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 317 Minds And Bodies
GBA 317 is a Getting Better Acquainted special featuring a true story I told at Spark London about therapy, anxiety and depression, and conversations with my dad about living with dementia and my brother, Tony about making art about being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ My brother's art: http://pick-art.co.uk/ Spark London: http://www.stories.co.uk Smut Slam: https://www.facebook.com/events/663459157190793/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 316 Kas
In GBA 316 we get better acquainted with Kas. She talks about her journey through performance, from playing the White Witch in primary school, to dancing in Pride and Prejudice, to working with Teatro Vivo to make immersive theatre that engages with locations and communities. When we recorded this conversation last week Kas was 8 months pregnant so we also talk about how that has intersected with performance and life. The conversation was recorded in a rehearsal room at the Rich Mix in Shoreditch. Kas plugs: Twistov at Rich Mix: https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/theatre/twistov Christmas Sing-A-Longs: http://www.teatrovivo.co.uk/up-next/ Teatro Vivo: http://www.teatrovivo.co.uk/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ We mention: Black Box Theatre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_box_theater Rich Mix: https://www.richmix.org.uk/ Mark Stevenson: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-114-mark Storylines: http://www.ampersandmedia.co.uk/Storylines.php Brechtian: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Brechtian Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosencrantz_and_Guildenstern_Are_Dead The White Witch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Witch Lamda: https://www.lamda.org.uk/ Sofie Austen: https://twitter.com/sophiejanesays Pride and Predjudice: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_%26_Prejudice_(2005_film) Tom Hollander: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hollander Punchdrunk: https://www.punchdrunk.org.uk/ Deptford Lounge: http://deptfordlounge.org.uk/ After the Tempest: http://www.teatrovivo.co.uk/after-the-tempest/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed - GBA 51 Sonia
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. ------------ In GBA 51 we get better acquainted with my niece, Sonia. She talks about giving birth to her two children which were very different experiences to each other, her feelings about motherhood, having a strong friendship group, smiling at strangers, experiences of Australia, the desire to work with her hands and lots more. We touch on becoming like our parents, what that means and how it can be embraced. I'm also revealed to be a Buncle, uncover her hatred for Chickens and discuss her influence on me when I was growing up. It’s a really open and wide ranging conversation that was a joy to record. Sonia Plugs: Romance, reality and positivity! I plug: I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Retelling Stories
In this GBA Extra I share two stories that I retold recently at Spark London true storytelling nights. For anyone missing the usual GBA length and format this episode of The Family Tree Cuttings may fill the gap for you: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/the-family-tree-season-2-cuttings-2-other-lives/ I plug: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Next Hackney night 11th November: https://www.facebook.com/events/116918258992374/ Smut Slam - Next London night 8th November: https://www.facebook.com/events/767863566747746/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 315 Andy Goddard
In GBA 315 we get better acquainted with Andy. Since Andy works in very similar areas of audio to me, but has a very different approach to how he works, this is a compare and contrast conversation where we talk about why bassists might have an affinity for radio production, making radio and podcast comedy and drama, working with a foot in independent audio and a foot within the mainstream radio world, what it's like when you're locked in the audio cave and whether we are pond-skaters, water-boatmen or ducks! Andy plugs: Wooden Overcoats: http://www.woodenovercoats.com/ Miniaturists Podcast(launching 16th November): http://www.miniaturists.co.uk/podcast https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/577999433/the-miniaturists-podcast The Night: (next date 6th November): http://crowleynco.com/the-night/ Cleanse at The Vault Festival (not yet announced): http://www.vaultfestival.com/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ We mention: Schnoodle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schnoodle Podcasters' Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571436979623574/ British Podcast Awards: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/ Sony Radio Awards: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Academy_Awards Radio Production Awards: http://www.audioproductionawards.co.uk/ Pix Europa Awards: http://prixeuropa.eu/home Numbers: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/numbers-an-audio-drama/id1290324649?mt=2 Answer Me This! http://answermethispodcast.com/ Cbeebies Radio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Hat Trick: https://www.hattrick.co.uk/ Audible: https://www.audible.co.uk John Wakefield: http://johnwakefieldradio.weebly.com/ Alex Lynch: https://twitter.com/alexjrlynch?lang=en Expenses Only (sitcom): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07ldv5l Funn Fragments: http://www.woodenovercoats.com/episodes/2017/9/7/funn-fragments-the-full-works Ministry of Stories: http://www.ministryofstories.org/http://www.ministryofstories.org/http://www.ministryofstories.org/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ The Moth: https://www.themoth.org/ Tim Crook: http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/staff/crook/ David K Barns: http://www.davidkbarnes.com/ Bojack Horseman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoJack_Horseman Alison Brie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Brie The Simpsons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons Apu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apu_Nahasapeemapetilon The Problem With Apu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGzvEqBvkP8 Nihilist Gardening Hour: https://soundcloud.com/thenihilistgardeninghour Radio Production @ Goldsmiths: http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-radio/ Felix Trench: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-258-felix-trench Zoom H2: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoom-H2-Handy-Recorder-Card/dp/B000VBH2IG Roman Mars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Mars Odinn Orn Hilmarsson: https://soundcloud.com/gangleri Hector v the Future: http://www.hectorvsthefuture.com/ James Hamilton: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-18-james-hamilton Etcetera Theatre: http://www.etceteratheatre.com/ Sigur Rós: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigur_R%C3%B3s London Podcast Festival: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/curated-weeks/london-podcast-festival-2017 Pod Academy: http://podacademy.org/ Resonance FM: https://resonancefm.com/ Restart Project: https://therestartproject.org/podcast Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 314 Wasi
In GBA 314 we get better acquainted with Wasi. She talks about not defining marginalised groups by their traumas, #CutFromTheSameCloth a collection of essays by hijabis, getting to the point where she is comfortable calling herself a photographer, how she became a person centred therapist, the systematic elements involved in mental health struggles, growing up with parallel experiences and cultures, experiences of Islamophobia and racism, pushing back against structural oppressions, the work that Against Borders For Children (Schools ABC) have done and so much more. Wasi plugs: Cut From the Same Cloth: https://unbound.com/books/cut-from-the-same-cloth Against Borders For Children: Schools ABC: https://www.schoolsabc.net/ Wasi Daniju photos: http://wasidaniju.com/ Inclusive Mosque: https://www.facebook.com/inclusivemosqueinitiative/ http://www.inclusivemosqueinitiative.org/ Black Girl Festival 29th October: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-uks-first-black-girl-festival/ I plug: Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Moomins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomins Royal Festival Hall: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/royal-festival-hall Media Diversified: https://mediadiversified.org/ https://twitter.com/writersofcolour The Trashies: https://mediadiversified.org/tag/the-trashies/ Signal Boosting: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/signal_boosting Follow Fridays: https://www.lifewire.com/a-guide-to-follow-friday-2655376 Wasi's recent thread: https://twitter.com/knox_o/status/914171672479092738 South London Refugee Association: https://www.slr-a.org.uk/ Women and Girls Network: http://www.wgn.org.uk/ Nadia Kamil: https://nadiakamil.co.uk/ Bang Said The Gun: http://www.bangsaidthegun.com/ Meadowlands Festival: https://twitter.com/meadowfest Body Narratives: https://www.thebodynarratives.com Indigo Williams: https://twitter.com/Indigowilliams Leslie Asare: https://twitter.com/layaxo3 I Shape Beauty: https://ishapebeautyblog.wordpress.com Moles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_(unit) Erasmus Year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_Programme Aphasia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia Prevent: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/04/prevent-hate-muslims-schools-terrorism-teachers-reject Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ 9/11: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks 7/7: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_July_2005_London_bombings War on Terror: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Terror Microaggressions: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/racial-microagressions-you-hear-on-a-daily-basis Sabeena Akhtar: https://twitter.com/pocobookreader The Good Immigrant: https://unbound.com/books/the-good-immigrant Nazeem Hussein: http://nazeemhussain.com/ Docs Not Cops: http://www.docsnotcops.co.uk/ Niemöller poem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_... Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 313 Craig
In GBA 313 we get better acquainted with Craig. Dr Craig is an academic working in the field of critical social psychology (which has a big dash of sociology within it) whose work focuses on Masculinities. As you may know I made a show about masculinity so we had a lot to talk about. However we didn't really know much about each other before we sat down, and the conversation is certainly influenced by this. In many ways I had an idea of how the conversation would go before we started recording and so part of this episode is me slowly realising it's a different conversation to the one I imagined. We talk about Craig's areas of research which include looking at the way that dancing and gender intersect, looking at Lad Culture within Universities and analyzing the way that men's magazines talk about penises. Craig plugs: Dancing Gender: https://dancinggender.wordpress.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/craigsresearch I plug: Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Smut Slam: https://www.facebook.com/events/1924476301132034/ St Mary's University: https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/home.aspx Strictly Come Dancing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006m8dq Darren Gough: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darren_Gough Latin and Ballroom Dance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballroom_dance Capoeira: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capoeira Waltz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltz Capoeiristas: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/capoeiristas Michel Foucault: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault Dr Christine Campbell: https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/staff-directory/christine-campbell GQ: http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/ Loaded: http://loaded.co.uk/ Attitude: http://attitude.co.uk/ Men's Health: http://www.menshealth.co.uk/ Manscaping: https://www.menshealth.com/style/7-must-follow-manscaping-tricks DUP: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Unionist_Party Liberation: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07x5vsh Media Studies Lecturer: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-41-chris Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 312 Pandora Blake
In GBA 312 we get better acquainted with Pandora Blake. They talk about how they became an award-winning feminist porn producer and performer, the rise and fall of their website Dreams of Spanking that was dedicated to ethically-produced BDSM erotica that prioritised gender diversity, explicit behind the scenes enthusiastic consent, and equal pay for equal work. With a wide lens they get into some of the issues around sex work law reform, censorship, obscenity law, sexual freedom and ethical/feminist porn. And in close up they talk about emerging from a few years of turmoil, change, transformation and transition, with new possibilities on the horizon and with a new understanding of their gender. Pandora/Blake on coming out as genderqueer: http://pandorablake.com/blog/2017/10/meet-the-real-me Pandora Blake plugs: Supporting their activism (and helping them to write their book) by signing up to their Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pandorablake I plug: Smut Slam London: Spooky Sex: https://www.facebook.com/events/1924476301132034/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Sex Worker's Opera: https://www.sexworkersopera.com/ Pandora's blog: http://pandorablake.com/blog Cameryn Moore: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-215-cameryn-moore Miranda Kane: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-262-miranda-kane ATVOD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATVOD Chilling Effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilling_effect AVMS Law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audiovisual_Media_Services_Regulations_2014 BBFC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Board_of_Film_Classification Obscene Publications Acts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obscene_Publications_Acts Myles Jackman Obscenity Lawyer: http://www.mylesjackman.com/ Anna Span: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Span Spanner Case Manchester: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Spanner Digital Economy Act: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Economy_Act_2017 Backlash: https://www.backlash.org.uk/ TERFs: http://sjwiki.org/wiki/Trans-exclusionary_radical_feminism SWERFs: http://sjwiki.org/wiki/Sex_worker_exclusionary_radical_feminism bell hooks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks Genderqueer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genderqueer Mx: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mx_(title) Stoya: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoya Dreams of Spanking: http://dreamsofspanking.com/ 11 Life Times: http://puttylike.com/what-are-you-going-to-do-with-your-11-lifetimes/ Tai Chi: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/taichi.aspx Cuddle Party: http://www.cuddleparty.com/ Feminist Porn How to Find it and feel good watching it: http://pandorablake.com/blog/2017/9/feminist-porn-talk-book-club Open Rights Group: https://www.openrightsgroup.org/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 311 Jez Kemp
In GBA 311 we get better acquainted with Jez Kemp. He talks learning how to make your own music, the danger of false equivalence in the time of Charlottesville, Brexit and Trump, being a femme cisgender man, realising that Nineteen Eighty-Four isn't as radical as you thought, creating and selling dinosaur and unicorn T-Shirts, the man who tried to trademark the π symbol and lots more. Jez plugs: Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/jezkemp Twitter: https://twitter.com/jezkemp JezKempInsta: https://www.instagram.com/jezkempinsta I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Liz: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-liz-episodes Lisa: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-147-Lisa-Findley Picasso: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasso Charlotteville: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/charlottesville-attack-170813081045115.html 1984: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four Fight Club: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight_Club Lord of the Rings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Rings The Hobbit Film Extra: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/nov/29/extra-too-brown-the-hobbit Warhammer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_Fantasy_Battle Mitchell and Webb - "before the incident": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnd1jKcfBRE Placebo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placebo_(band) The Manics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manic_Street_Preachers Muse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muse_(band) Clash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clash I believe in dinosaurs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK9UUjLH93g The Horned Warrior Friends: https://www.facebook.com/hornedwarriorfriends/ Queen Raptorcorn: https://twitter.com/jezkemp/status/855172298692866049 Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.co.uk/ Blog posts: http://jezkemp.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/this-guy-just-stole-pi-and-zazzle.html http://jezkemp.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/some-loser-has-tried-to-trademark.html http://jezkemp.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/zazzle-pi-fiasco-communication-problem.html Wired article on pi trademark: https://www.wired.com/2014/05/pi-takedown/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ Bandcamp: https://bandcamp.com/ Myspace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myspace Let Toys Be Toys: http://lettoysbetoys.org.uk/ Let Clothes Be Clothes: https://letclothesbeclothes.uk/ Scene on Radio: Seeing White: http://podcast.cdsporch.org/seeing-white/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 310 CJ And Arlie
In GBA 310 we get better acquainted with CJ and Arlie from The Boy Who Hasn't Lived podcast. The podcast they make is about "one friend forcing the other to read the entire Harry Potter book series for the first time" and after they tell me why they make the show I get into my issues with the Harry Potter books. From there the conversation covers problematic faves, navigating the world, calling out and calling in, dealing with individuals and with systems, looking at the intersections around gender, race and power and how everything is COMPLICATED and that's okay! CJ and Arlie plug: The Boy Who Hasn't Lived: http://www.theboywhohasntlived.com/ Sparrow: http://www.sprrw.co.uk/ Paying CJ to talk to you about gender and race I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Meg John and Justin: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-308-meg-john-and-justin Podcasters' Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571436979623574/ Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ British Podcast Awards: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/ "Ultimate Fighting Podcast" - actually called Fight Disciples: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/fight-disciples-podcast-boxing-and-ufc/id1082188856?mt=2 Harry Potter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter Buffy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer Worst Witch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Worst_Witch Charlie Bone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_the_Red_King Lord of the Rings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Rings JK Rowling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling Rowling - Isreal/Palestine: http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/13925856.Palestinian_Harry_Potter_fan_has_called_out_JK_Rowling_for_the_SECOND_time/ The Good Immigrant: https://unbound.com/books/the-good-immigrant Riz Ahmed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riz_Ahmed Faves are problematic: https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/mvnkpv/brief-look-back-at-your-fave-is-problematic JRR Tolkien: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien Shia LaBeouf: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia_LaBeouf Joss Whedon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Whedon Current Issues with Joss: Joss Whedon Is a ‘Hypocrite Preaching Feminist Ideals,’ Ex-Wife Kai Cole Says (Guest Blog) http://www.thewrap.com/joss-whedon-feminist-hypocrite-infidelity-affairs-ex-wife-kai-cole-says/ Longest Shortest Time: https://longestshortesttime.com/ Justin Bieber: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Bieber Dan Savage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Savage Calling Out/Calling In: https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/03/calling-in-and-calling-out/ Jon Ronson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Ronson So You've Been Publicly Shamed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_You%27ve_Been_Publicly_Shamed Genderqueer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genderqueer Intent isn't magic: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/camelswithhammers/2013/06/intent-is-not-magic-but-it-still-matters/ Boi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boi_(slang) Cisgender: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisgender Non Binary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/eb39cad3-6170-4141-8b28-757b3579f076 Gender Dysphoria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_dysphoria Intersectional: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality TERF: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Trans-exclusionary_radical_feminism Kimberley Crenshaw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberle_Crenshaw Song By Song: http://www.songbysongpodcast.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 309 Sam
In GBA 309, we get better acquainted with Sam. He talks about making an award winning "terrible idea" podcast, his early career as a boy soprano, being an actor/musician, occasionally discarding the idea of weighing up the pros and cons of things (via a thought experiment about icecream), the history and future of comics, the influence of his grandfather on his life and so much more. Sam does lots of things including making the Song By Song podcast which discusses the songs of Tom Waits in chronological order. Sam plugs: Song By Song: http://www.songbysongpodcast.com/ https://twitter.com/songbysongpod @SamPay: https://twitter.com/sampay Key Theatre in Peterborough: Sleeping Beauty: https://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/whatson/theatre-and-arts/sleeping-beauty/ Song By Song Live: tomorrow: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/song-by-song-a-podcast-about-tom-waits I plug: A workshop on Telling Personal Stories that I'm co-running on Sunday: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/interact/telling-personal-stories Down to a sunless sea: memories of my dad: https://medium.com/@goosefat101/down-to-a-sunless-sea-memories-of-my-dad-d1d2d3a61360 The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Martin Zaltz Austwick: http://www.martinzaltzaustwick.com/ Award Winning: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/winners/ Tom Waits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Waits Podcaster Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571436979623574/ CORRECTION: The album we talked about was Blue Valantine The Family Tree Song By Song episodes: $29.00: https://soundcloud.com/songbysongpodcast/2900-blue-valentine-tom-waits-060 Wrong Side of the Road: https://www.songbysongpodcast.com/wrong-side-of-the-road Whistlin' Past the Graveyard: http://www.songbysongpodcast.com/whistlin-past-the-graveyard Kentucky Avenue: http://www.songbysongpodcast.com/kentucky-avenue Four Days In A Room: https://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom/sets/highlights-from-four-days-in-a Benign Essential Tremor: http://www.healthline.com/health/essential-tremor Bob Carlton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Carlton Return to the Forbidden Planet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_to_the_Forbidden_Planet Penn and Teller: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_%26_Teller Jen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Auteur Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auteur Turn of the Screw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Turn_of_the_Screw_(opera) Hamlet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet Understanding Comics - Scott McCloud: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understanding_Comics Saga: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saga_(comics) Preacher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preacher_(comics) Y: The Last Man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y:_The_Last_Man Scalped: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalped Jack Kirby: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kirby Stan Lee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Lee Alan Moore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 308 Meg-John And Justin
In GBA 308, we get better acquainted with Meg-John and Justin. They talk about how they came to be sex and relationship educators, approaching sex, relationships and sexuality in an inclusive and non judgmental way, avoiding thinking in binaries and lots more. With references that include Terry Pratchett, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Professional Cycling and Homer Simpson as well as a whole range of academics, activists and theorists, it's a fun and informative conversation. MJ and Justin plug: Enjoy Sex (How, when and if you want to): a practical and inclusive guide: https://www.waterstones.com/book/enjoy-sex-how-when-and-if-you-want-to/meg-john-barker/justin-hancock/9781785780806 Their podcast and other collaborations: http://megjohnandjustin.com/ https://twitter.com/megjohnjustin https://www.facebook.com/megjohnjustin Bish UK: http://www.bishuk.com/ Rewriting the rules . com: http://rewriting-the-rules.com/ How to Understand Your Gender: http://www.jkp.com/uk/how-to-understand-your-gender-2.html I plug: Smut Slam: Sex Education on Wednesday Sept 13th: https://www.facebook.com/events/827737554066972/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Petra Boynton: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/dr-petra-boynton/ Carluccios: https://www.carluccios.com/ Open Barbers: http://openbarbers.co.uk/ Barber Streisand: https://barberstreisand.com/ Roz Gill: https://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/rosalind-gill Laura Harvey: http://brighton.academia.edu/LauraHarvey Open University: http://www.open.ac.uk/ Simone de Beauvoir: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_de_Beauvoir PUA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seduction_community Neil Strauss: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Strauss bell hooks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks Toxic Masculinity: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Toxic_masculinity Young Masculinities: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Young-Masculinities-Understanding-Contemporary-Society/dp/0333779231 Hegemonic masculinities: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hegemonic_masculinity Homer Simpson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Simpson Charles Bukowski: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bukowski This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/why-we-cant-have-nice-things Revenge of the Nerds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge_of_the_Nerds Intersectionality: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality Kimberle Crenshaw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberle_Crenshaw Patricia Hill Collins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Hill_Collins Rewriting The Rules:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rewriting-Rules-Meg-Barker/dp/041551763X Terry Pratchett: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Pratchett Relationship Anarchy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relationship_anarchy Dan Savage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Savage Joss Whedon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Whedon Joss Whedon Is a ‘Hypocrite Preaching Feminist Ideals,’ Ex-Wife Kai Cole Says (Guest Blog) http://www.thewrap.com/joss-whedon-feminist-hypocrite-infidelity-affairs-ex-wife-kai-cole-says/ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer Gaslighting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting Complex PTSD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_post-traumatic_stress_disorder Petar Sagan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Sagan Superstar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstar_(Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer) Jonathan Levinson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Levinson Laverne Cox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laverne_Cox The Eels: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eels_(band) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 307 Michael
In GBA 307, we get better acquainted with Michael. He talks about moving from stand up comedy into true storytelling, running festivals, making flashing hats and merkins, finding a voice, travelling the world and lots more. Michael hosts Natural Born Storytellers and I host the Hackney branch of Spark London and so this is a conversation between two people working in the same genre, and a lot of it is about storytelling and truth and performance. Michael plugs: Natural Born Storytellers: 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Camden Head I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Natural Born Storytellers: http://www.naturalbornstorytellers.com/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Tell It Festival: http://tellitfestival.com/ Shambala: http://www.shambalafestival.org/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Smut Slam: https://www.facebook.com/events/827737554066972/ Survivors Collective: https://www.survivorscollective.co.uk/ Magnolia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_(film) Shortcuts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Cuts_(film) Nelson Mandela: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela Video of me at NBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdBcUA5Hb4Q Willy Wonka: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_Wonka Slash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_(musician) Burning Man: https://burningman.org/ Merkin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkin Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 306 Sadia Azmat
In GBA 306, we get better acquainted with Sadia Azmat. She talks about comedy, politics, current events, the media, public speaking, being a British muslim woman who wears a hijab and does stand up while living in a society that often doesn't treat Muslims well and lots more. Content note: racism, sexism, islamophobia Sadia plugs: Follow her on twitter: https://twitter.com/sadia_azmats_ I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Made of Human: https://www.madeofhumanpodcast.com/ Sofie Hagan: http://www.sofiehagen.com/ Smut Slam: https://www.facebook.com/events/827737554066972/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Charlottesville: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/charlottesville-attack-170813081045115.html Burkini ban: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/burkini-ban-why-is-france-arresting-muslim-women-for-wearing-full-body-swimwear-and-why-are-people-a7207971.html Women's March: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Women%27s_March bell hooks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks ISIS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant Grace Dent: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-teenage-girls-want-to-join-isis-in-the-face-of-all-its-atrocities-then-they-should-leave-and-10065516.html Assad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad George Bush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush Kanye West: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_West Dwayne Johnson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwayne_Johnson Pamela Geller: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Geller Micheal McIntyre: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_McIntyre Drawer Sketch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgUpDGAIdds Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadia_Azmat Deborah Fraces White: https://deborahfrances-white.com/ Funny Women: http://funnywomen.com/ 9/11: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 305 Dave
In GBA 305 we get better acquainted with Dave. He talks about recreating the first series of the sitcom The Trip with his best friend, the smell of motor racing, being a fan of comedy, how Blackadder, Asterix and the city of York influenced his interest in history, being comfortable being and living on your own and lots more. We recorded this conversation in a snatched hour within a family get together. Dave plugs: Support comedy, specifically the PBH Free Fringe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Star Wars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars John: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-129-john Jen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes The Trip: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trip_(2010_TV_series) Steve Coogan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Coogan Rob Brydon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Brydon Micheal Winterbottom: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Winterbottom Blackadder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackadder Shakespeare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare Asterix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterix The Handmaids Tale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Handmaid%27s_Tale Return of the Native: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Return_of_the_Native An Inspector Calls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Inspector_Calls Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed - GBA 81 - Dave [guest Hosted By Alex]
It's another episode of GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. ------------ In GBA 81 we get better acquainted with... Dave. The tables are turned as Alex who was my guest in GBA 80 takes the reins and interviews me in his own unique style. His approach to hosting is very different from mine. We go on lots of interesting tangents produced by his crowd sourcing approach to coming up with questions. Personal, political, surreal, it's all there. This is the conversation I had with him immediately before we switched roles: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-80-alex Dave plugs: Personal: http://soundcloud.com/the-dave http://soundcloud.com/the-plural http://soundcloud.com/thereactionaries Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Don't Shoot the Clowns: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Shoot-Clowns-Taking-Circus/dp/1904456480 The Dispossessed: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dispossessed-Ursula-Guin/dp/1857988825 V for Vendetta: http://www.amazon.co.uk/V-Vendetta-Alan-Moore/dp/1852862912 Oryx and Crake: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oryx-Crake-Margaret-Atwood/dp/0747562598 The writing of Jenny Adamthwaite http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 304 Scarlett
In GBA 304 we get better acquainted with Scarlett. She talks about being the lead singer in a band from the age of 14 to the age of 21, writing and editing at Men's Health magazine, the landscapes of gender and masculinity, the value of asking for help, Spark London true storytelling, how complicated compliments can be and more. Content Note: Mental Health Issues, Therapy, Street Harassment, Sexism Scarlett plugs: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Next Hackney night: Friendships 14th August: https://www.facebook.com/events/520373711490463/ Next Brixton night: https://www.facebook.com/events/465238527164037/ We mention: Charley: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-200-pt-5-with-charley-harrison Men's Health: http://www.menshealth.co.uk/ Brighton Journalist Works: http://www.journalistworks.co.uk/ Esquire: http://www.esquire.co.uk/ Scarlett telling a story at Spark: http://stories.co.uk/podcasts/promises-scarlett-brian-abel/ The Podcast about street harassment might be this one: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/603/once-more-with-feeling?act=1 Comic about street harassment: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://leftycartoons.com/2010/09/01/street-harassment/&gws_rd=cr&ei=blp7Wci6H8eBgAaxrpXICg Bugle: https://thebuglepodcast.com/ This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/ Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/ Mental Illness Happy Hour: http://mentalpod.com/ Infinite Monkey Cage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w/episodes/downloads Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/ Mind Spark episodes: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/multiculturalminds-truestorieslive https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/imfine-shannon-sparktruestories Jen Teen Vogue: http://www.teenvogue.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 303 Tyrone Lewis
In GBA 303 we get better acquainted with Tyrone Lewis. He talks about documenting (and growing up within) the spoken word scene, being close to his mum, pop culture, football, editing video, taking photos and performing poems. We recorded this conversation at the Royal Festival Hall beginning in a quiet spot but during the conversation we were moved to a more challenging environment for background sound. Tyrone plugs: Scores Please: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2qc4OEmZAU Boomerang at Fringe 19th -27th: http://freefringe.org.uk/edinburgh-fringe-festival/boomerang-club/2016-08-06/ Process Productions: https://www.processproductions.org/ I plug: The next Smut Slam London: 13th September: https://www.facebook.com/events/827737554066972/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Smut Slam: http://www.camerynmoore.com/smut-slam/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Dogstar: http://dogstarbrixton.com/ Tyrone's Smut Slam video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=przuh-Oy4cc Boomerang Club: https://www.facebook.com/BoomerangLondon/ Dan Simpson: http://www.dansimpsonpoet.co.uk Artificial Ineloquence: http://www.dansimpsonpoet.co.uk/new-events/2016/8/6/artificial-ineloquence-at-the-fringe Santa Clause: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Santa_Clause Toy Story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Story Mulan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulan_(1998_film) Roundhouse: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/ Jacob Sam-La Rose: http://jacobsamlarose.com/ Batman Animated Cartoon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Animated_Series House: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_(TV_series) Breaking Bad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Bad War for The Planet of the Apes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_for_the_Planet_of_the_Apes Back to the Future: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Future Gremlins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gremlins Star Wars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars Godfather: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Godfather Falkor the Luckdragon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfKT_ndfNl8 Never Ending Story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Neverending_Story Kat Francois: http://www.katfrancois.com/ Joelle Taylor: http://joelletaylor.co.uk/ Tottenham: http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/ Taylor Swift: https://taylorswift.com/ Guardians Of The Galaxy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_(film) New Shit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF9wXMWN0_s Loud Poets: https://www.loudpoets.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 302 Nicole Henriksen
In GBA 302 we get better acquainted with Nicole Henriksen. She talks about stripping, making comedy, making theatre, flyering and other forms of work and performance, being vulnerable and open in a world that discourages these qualities, living with anxiety and being a robot in human skin. I also go into some detail about my own journey through understanding my mental health covering self diagnosis, re-understanding self harm and suicidal ideation and struggling to get therapy on the NHS. All of which may make this episode sound pretty heavy, but it's actually full of laughter and fun and was a real joy to record. Content Note: Sex and Sexuality, Racism and Sexism, Mental Health Issues, Suicidal Thoughts, Self Harm, Self Destruction Nicole plugs: Robot In Human Skin at #Edfringe: Underbelly Medquad: http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/whats-on/a-robot-in-human-skin Making It Rain at King's Head Theatre, Islington http://nicolehenriksen.com/ I plug: The next Smut Slam London: 13th September: https://www.facebook.com/events/827737554066972/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Smut Slam: http://www.camerynmoore.com/smut-slam/ Cameryn Moore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/smut-slam/ ELSC: http://ethicalstripper.com SWARM: https://www.swarmcollective.org/ Spark Sex Worker Stories: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/special-sex-worker-stories https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/more-sexworkerstories-truestoriestoldlive Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Nicole's Stripper Stories: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxGO2ejzx6b2ewA_jn2gFxohi23yK1osY Aunty Margaret: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-125-margaret Seroxat: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/16/seroxat-study-harmful-effects-young-people Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic_Beasts_and_Where_to_Find_Them_(film) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Adulthood
This Getting Better Acquainted Extra features 3 stories I told at Spark London about various kinds of adulthood and various ways that I've grown up and grown out over the years. Content Note: Some references to trauma and discussion of sex, sexuality and substance use. Mentioned: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 301 Nira
In GBA 301 we get better acquainted with Dr Nira Chamberlain. He talks about the history of black mathematicians, his personal journey from being a child told by his careers adviser that he couldn't be a mathematician to getting a PHD in maths and becoming the first black mathematician to be included in the Who's Who, how the women from Hidden Figures could have been his role-models, the real world maths of mathematical modelling and so much more. I sat down with Nira in a quiet room at University of Greenwich where he was giving a talk. We met each other for the first time at a Spark London fundraiser for the Steve Sinnott Foundation. Content note: Racism, slavery Nira plugs: Success Looks Like You: Saturday 29th July: 1pm-4pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/success-looks-like-me-tickets-34548932788 @ch_nira: https://twitter.com/ch_nira His website: http://nirachamberlain.com/ Black Heroes of Mathematics: http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/article/black-heroes-mathematics/ http://nirachamberlain.com/the-black-heroes-of-mathematics/ We mention: Steve Sinnott Foundation: www.stevesinnottfoundation.org.uk/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Nira on Spark: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/notaboxer-nira Greenwich University: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/ Babcock International Group: https://www.babcockinternational.com/ Ronaldo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristiano_Ronaldo Messi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Messi Science Council: http://sciencecouncil.org Who's Who: http://www.ukwhoswho.com/ Professor Phakeng: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamokgethi_Setati Black History Month: http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/ Black Heroes Of Mathematics: http://nirachamberlain.com/the-black-heroes-of-mathematics/ Hidden Figures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Figures Thomas Jefferson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson Target Oxbridge: http://www.targetoxbridge.co.uk/ Aston Villa: https://www.avfc.co.uk/ JFK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy Euler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonhard_Euler Paul Erdos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Erd%C5%91s Thomas Fuller 1710 - 1790, Slave and Mathematician Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 300 Extra - Bread
To celebrate the 300th episode of GBA I'm putting out a season of 3 special episodes, which ends with today's GBA Extra. Most of today's episode was produced, performed and arranged by Martin Zaltz Austwick: http://www.martinzaltzaustwick.com/ The sample used in today's episode was taken from GBA 38 Karl James: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-38-karl-james Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 300 Matt
To celebrate the 300th episode of GBA I'm putting out a season of 3 special episodes, which continues with today's conversation. In many ways this feels like a regular GBA episode and is a good example for new listeners of what the show is usually like. It's also a conversation with someone who it's taken 299 episodes to persuade to come on as a guest. Part of the motivation for that is encourage people to donate to Refuaid which you can do here: http://stories.co.uk/ https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/sparkrefuaid In GBA 300 we get better acquainted with Matt. We talk about forming a theatre company together as students, 16 years of friendship, the different collaborations we have had over the years, who is actually the hardest working person in UK podcasting, the different interests and experiences that have led to him becoming a major force in British podcasting and how experiencing and healing from a spinal injury caused by a carcrash has influenced his outlook on the world. This episode also features a cameo from previous guest (and Matt's wife) Louise and contains the moment I met their child for the first time! He doesn't plug anything but you can find out about all the things he does via his website: https://rethinkaudio.wordpress.com/ I plug: Donating to GBA: http://bit.ly/2szNgUN The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Freelance Stuff: http://www.davepickeringstoryteller.co.uk Mansplaining masculinit: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ We mention: Lancaster University: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/ Jen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Zoe: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-zoe-and-gay-episodes Richard: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-episodes Pink Floyd: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Floyd Iraq War: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War Agitprop: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agitprop Proscenium Arch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proscenium_arch Ged: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-31-ged Ringworm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringworm Helen Zaltzman: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-9-helen-zaltzman http://helenzaltzman.com/ Matt's true story at Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/podcasts/anatomy-of-a-road-traffic-accident-matt-hill-2/ Rethink Daily: http://archive.rethinkdaily.co.uk/ New York Times Daily: https://www.nytimes.com/podcasts/the-daily Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 Kerrie: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-14-kerrie Four Thought: Liberating Men: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07x5vsh Louise: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-louise-episodes-1/ South Park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Park Cbeebies: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies Ministry of Stories: http://ministryofstories.org/ Private Eye Podcast: http://www.private-eye.co.uk/eyeplayer/podcast BAFTA: http://guru.bafta.org/series/the-guru-podcast Sachsgate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Russell_Brand_Show_prank_telephone_calls_row British Podcast Awards: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/ Sony Radio Awards: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Academy_Awards Pete Price: http://ppmtelevision.com/ Crystal Maze: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_Maze Knightmare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knightmare Micheal Fenton Stevens: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-michael-fenton-stevens Hackney Hear: http://www.hackneyhear.com/ Soho Stories: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/may/17/london-soho-stories-sex-drugs-rock-and-roll Adam Curtis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Curtis Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 300 - Episode 1 Revisited
To celebrate the 300th episode of GBA I'm putting out a season of 3 special episodes, starting with today's Episode 1 Revisited which is in some ways a conversation between two different versions of me, the 2011 Dave and the 2017 Dave. This episode contains the original audio from Episode 1 with a new commentary and reflection on that material. Episode 1 focused on introducing me, featuring audio pieces and performances. It contains the first two true stories that I ever told at Spark London. I found listening back to the past version of me a difficult thing to do and doing so inspired lots of different emotions in me. Content note: Mental Health Issues, violence against children, sex and sexuality, toxic masculinity and Christmas. The 300th season will continue on Wednesday with GBA 300. In that episode a friend who has resisted being a guest for 299 episodes finally comes on the show, and it will finish on Friday with a special musical GBA Extra. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 299 - GBA Special: Visiting My Dad's Childhood: Day 2
In part 2 of this two part GBA special we join my 93 year old dad on the second day of a two day trip to some of the places where he grew up. My dad had wanted to take this trip for a while and me and my little sister (technically my half sister) managed to arrange to take him in February 2017. My 12 year old niece is the last member of the team on this roadtrip adventure. In this episode we visit the Bristol Museum, Bristol Zoo and The Downs. My dad learns why he was attracted to the Museum as a child and how much the city has transformed since he moved through it as a little boy, and bumps into a Gorilla that he used to know. It also includes an interesting moment involving an icecream van, a lack of appropriate ice-cream options for a 12 year old with very specific ice-cream tastes and a spontaneous outburst of Italian. Day 2 of the journey takes us through time, space, memory, dementia, old age, love, family and the ways places and people change. Next week will feature more podcast episodes than usual as I release some audio pieces that celebrate Getting Better Acquainted hitting 300 episodes. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 299 - GBA Special: Visiting My Dad's Childhood: Day 1
In part 1 of this two part GBA special we join my 93 year old dad on a two day trip to some of the places where he grew up. My dad had wanted to take this trip for a while and me and my little sister (technically my half sister) managed to arrange to take him in February 2017. My 12 year old niece is the last member of the team on this roadtrip adventure. In this episode we travel from London to my dad's childhood home in Sea Mills which is now a suburb of Bristol. Day 1 of the journey takes us through time, space, memory, lost branches of the family tree, dementia and old age and the ways places and people change. Next week in part two of episode 299 of Getting Better Acquainted we travel into Bristol to the Bristol Museum and other places my dad visited as a child. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 298 - Juliet Meyers And Homer
In GBA 298 we get better acquainted with Juliet Meyers and the flipping rescue dog that ruined her life, otherwise known as Homer. We talk dogs, wolves, comedy, dogs, storytelling, dogs and more dogs as we swap dog stories and consider the complexities of getting a dog and the love and anxiety dogs can bring to dog owners. Juliet plugs: Her show Juliet Meyers - This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life Edinburgh: Southside Social 2.30pm 3rd-22nd August https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/juliet-meyers-this-flipping-rescue-dog-has-ruined-my-life Buxton: http://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/descriptions2017.html Oxford: https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/whats-on/all-shows/this-flipping-rescue-dog-has-ruined-my-life/ Ludlow: TBA Leyton: June 5th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1367130813376431/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Nugget: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-247-nugget Sam: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-partition https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-out-of-the-window/ Sajeela: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-203-sajeela-kershi Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Proud Archivist: http://www.theproudarchivist.co.uk/ Immigrant Diaries: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/immigrant-diaries-sajeela-kershi-and-guests Borrow My Doggy: https://www.borrowmydoggy.com/ Odyssey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odyssey Simpsons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpsons Lack of touch for men article and podcast: http://upliftconnect.com/how-lack-touch-destroying-men/ http://www.cracked.com/podcast/why-our-society-engineered-to-make-us-feel-lonely/ Meadows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Meadows_(park) Arthur's Seat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur%27s_Seat Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 297 - Andre
In GBA 297 we get better acquainted with Andre. He talks about transformation and change in his life and work. Our conversation covers education, dialogue, theology, writing, psychology, acting and so much more. He shares the "origin story" of how he exchanged his adopted name for the original one on his birth certificate, how he became a Priest finally (after being rejected first time round) only to find himself on a different path to the one he'd expected, what he does when practicing systemic therapy, and the relationship between therapy, spirituality, performance and narrative. Andre plugs: The book he is writing about transformation and change His website: http://www.andreradmall.co.uk @radmallandre: https://twitter.com/radmallandre The Shapeshifters: https://www.theshapeshifters.org/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Azariah: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-243-azariah Andre and Azariah on The Family Tree Cuttings: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/cutting-1-podcasts-and-priests/ http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/cutting-6-the-big-questions/ http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/cutting-8-stories-and-more-stories/ My show about masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Shock and Care - Harry Giles: https://harrygiles.org/2016/04/24/shock-and-care/ Stanislavski: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Stanislavski Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Theatre de complicite: http://www.complicite.org/ CS Lewis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._S._Lewis Narnia Books: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Narnia Church of England: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_England Wind in the Willows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows Mr Toad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Toad Guardians of the Galaxy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_Vol._2 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 296 - Susie
In GBA 296 we get better acquainted with Susie. She talks about financial systems, international trade, the influence of empire, Adam Smith, comedy, walking tours of capitalism, dualism, class, Simon Amstell, awkwardness and so much more. It's a fun and awkward conversation about a whole range of really big topics containing a description of meeting me where I give the most On Brand first impression ever and one of my favourite goodbye to the audience moments. Susie plugs: Walking Tour of Capitalism - Heroes: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/susie-steed-money-walks-the-unofficial-story-of-capitalism @SussStead: https://twitter.com/sussteed I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Brixton Pound: http://brixtonpound.org/ David Graeber: https://twitter.com/davidgraeber Debt: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Debt-First-5-000-Years/dp/1612191290 Adam Smith: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Smith Keynes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Keynes Churchill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill Marxism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxism Militant Labour / Socialist Party: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/militant/ Quakers: https://www.quaker.org.uk/ Unitarians: https://www.unitarian.org.uk/ Lee Mack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Mack Simon Amstell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Amstell SA's Mockumentary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnage_(2017_film) Eddie Izzard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Izzard The Office: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Office_(UK_TV_series) Ricky Gervais: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Gervais Simon Amstell - bbc breakfast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-11811548/why-did-simon-amstell-quit-buzzcocks Ghandi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi Occupy Movement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_movement Louis CK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_C.K. Susie @ SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/selected-tragedy-vol-9-tragicomedy 50 Shades of Grey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Shades_of_Grey Citizen's Income: http://citizensincome.org/ WTF with Simon Amstell: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_465_-_simon_amstell Marc Maron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Maron Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 295 - Joseph
In GBA 295 we get better acquainted with Joseph. He talks about acting, anti-bullying advocacy, impostor syndrome, sexuality, vulnerability, social commentary and so much more. We also spend a good chunk of the beginning of our conversation talking about activism and action within the current political climate, which includes a potted history of my own (pretty inactive) activism, the rise of modern fascism, the triggering of Article 50 and the importance of defending migrant rights and showing solidarity. Joseph plugs: His just launched podcast: I Want To Be https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/i-want-to-be/id1223801760?mt=2 I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Podcaster's Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571436979623574 Felix Trench: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-258-felix-trench London Attack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Westminster_attack Militant Labour: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militant_(Trotskyist_group)#The_Open_Turn Iraq March: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15_February_2003,_anti-war_protests TUC Demo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_London_anti-cuts_protest UK Uncut: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Uncut Fortnam and Mason: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-12871359/protesters-occupy-fortnum-mason Green and Black Cross: https://greenandblackcross.org/ Martin Austwick: http://www.martinzaltzaustwick.com/ Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ Owen Jones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Jones_(writer) Article 50 being triggered: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/29/theresa-may-triggers-article-50-with-warning-of-consequences-for-uk Anti-Deportation protest: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/29/arrests-as-stansted-anti-deportation-protesters-lock-themselves-to-plane Black Lives Matter - airport protest: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/06/climate-change-racist-crisis-london-city-airport-black-lives-matter Focus E15: https://focuse15.org/ Housing March: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/31/march-for-homes-focus-e15-mums-london-homelessness-priced-out-area Josie Long: http://www.josielong.com/ Palestine - Joe Sacco: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Palestine-Joe-Sacco/0224069829 Page One: http://www.pageonepodcast.com/ Joseph on Page One: http://www.pageonepodcast.com/season4/#/page-one-116-joseph-paterson/ Charles Adrian Gillot: http://www.charlesadrian.co.uk/ Paul McCartney: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney East 15: http://www.east15.ac.uk/ Saved: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saved_(play) Edward Bond: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bond Hope Theatre Islington: http://www.thehopetheatre.com/ Two Short Plays About Gays: http://www.thehopetheatre.com/productions/two-short-plays-gays/ Louise Jameson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Jameson Tragic Beginnings: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-beginnings Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Straight Jacket - Matthew Todd: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Straight-Jacket-Matthew-Todd-x/dp/0593069781 Answer Me This! http://answermethispodcast.com/ CBT: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cognitive-behavioural-therapy/Pages/Introduction.aspx Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 294 - Charmian Hughes
In GBA 294 we get better acquainted with Charmian. She talks about finding your feet at unexpected moments, talking to your past selves, wanting to be a centaur, school reports as first reviews, complicated families, how bullies bring out her inner vigilante and so much more. Charmian plugs: Soixante Mirth: http://charmianhughes.co.uk/ at the Brighton Fringe 7,8,14,15 May 8.20pm Blue Man: https://www.brightonfringe.org/box-office/shows/view/charmian-hughes-soixante-mirth at the Buxton Fringe 20th, 21st July 10.30pm at the Edinburgh Fringe 2.25pm Stand 4 - August I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Antony and Cleopatra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_and_Cleopatra Banshee Labyrinth: https://www.thebansheelabyrinth.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Raj Rage: http://www.chortle.co.uk/shows/edinburgh_fringe_2014/c/23073/charmian_hughes%3A_raj_rage%21 Royal Festival Hall: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/royal-festival-hall Philippe Gaulier: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Gaulier Enterprise Allowance Scheme: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise_Allowance_Scheme joungellours John Gordillo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gordillo Four Days in A Room: https://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom Shelter: http://www.shelter.org.uk/ ADHD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADHD The Artists Way: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Artist%27s_Way Jerry Cottle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Cottle Seasick Steve: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasick_Steve My Dad: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/ BFI: http://www.bfi.org.uk/ WB Yeats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._B._Yeats Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 293 - Kobi
In GBA 293 we get better acquainted with Kobi. He talks about being excellent to each other, making and listening to podcasts, what he didn't get from further education, moving from chemical engineering to digital marketing consultancy, learning languages and music, coming to terms with Brexit and mortality and so much more. Kobi plugs: Flixwatcher: http://flixwatcher.tv/ Kobestarr Digital: http://kobestarr.io/ Jess Phillips - Every Woman: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everywoman-Womans-Truth-About-Speaking-ebook/dp/B01LA64ZXU I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Voting for GBA or The Family Tree for the British Podcast Awards Listener's Choice Award: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ We mention: Helen Zaltzman: http://www.helenzaltzman.com/ Podcasters' Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571436979623574/ Kobi's co-host on flixwatcher: Helen: https://twitter.com/TheCatFilmFan Jen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Wooden Overcoats: http://www.woodenovercoats.com/ Flixwatcher episodes featuring Dave/Jen: http://flixwatcher.tv/podcast-episode/ep-013-lobster-w-family-tree/ http://flixwatcher.tv/podcast-episode/ep-007-little-prince-w-family-tree-podcast/ Bill and Ted: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Ted Ed Sheeran: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Sheeran Nick Clegg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Clegg Coalition Government: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Cameron_ministry Billy Bragg: http://www.billybragg.co.uk/ The Guilty Feminist: http://guiltyfeminist.com/ Jess Phillips: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jess_Phillips_(politician) David Cameron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cameron Proportional Representation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportional_representation Nigel Farage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Farage Boris Johnson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson Kinsey Scale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_scale Trevor Noah: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Noah The Restart Project: https://therestartproject.org/podcast/ The BFG: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_BFG Non Binary Cutting: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/cutting-11-binaries-and-borders/ Gravity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_(film) Nerdist: http://nerdist.com/podcasts/nerdist-podcast-channel/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 292 - Elle
In GBA 292 we get better acquainted with Elle. She talks about being "the most boring kind of twin", the stories behind dead teeth, talking to Hugh Grant about hand cramp, being expelled from school, being the class clown, working in TV, radio and podcasting, the pros and cons of confrontation and openness and so much more. We swap stories of complicated school lives, discuss how passing exams can help you see how meaningless and damaging exams can be and share our love for true storytelling. Elle plugs: Radio Wolfgang: https://www.radiowolfgang.com/ Scienceish: https://www.radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish It's Nice That Podcast: https://www.radiowolfgang.com/s/the-it's-nice-that-podcast Matt Hill: https://rethinkaudio.wordpress.com/ The BPA's: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Voting for GBA or The Family Tree for the British Podcast Awards Listener's Choice Award: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ We mention: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Tell It: http://tellitfestival.com/ London Podcast Festival: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/curated-weeks/london-podcast-festival-2016#.WPcizNL1DIU Podcast Festival Episodes of Spark: http://stories.co.uk/events/london-podcast-festival-2016/ https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/speciallondonpodcastfestival-part2- The Restart Project Podcast: https://therestartproject.org/podcast/ Wrecking Ball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My2FRPA3Gf8 Miley Cyrus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miley_Cyrus Johnathan Chapman: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-245-jonathan-chapman Scienceish episode with eharmony: https://www.radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish/specialish-018-harmone Roundhouse: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/ Bucky O'Hare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucky_O%27Hare Jack Rooke: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-198-jack-rooke Oceana: https://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/oceana-brighton Applebottom Jeans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9iUPkb9Bbg Missy Elliot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missy_Elliott Hugh Grant: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Grant Enid Blyton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enid_Blyton What Katy Did: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Katy_Did Harry Potter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter Ex Machina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_Machina_(film) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Start Shouting
This Getting Better Acquainted Extra is a true story I told at Spark London about how getting nominated for the British Podcast Awards sent me into a spiral of anxiety and depression as I found myself flashing back to a horrible experience I had at a school talent show when I was 15. Content Note: bullying, reference to suicide Mentioned: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ British Podcast Awards: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/ Stop Whispering by Radiohead: https://youtu.be/PECnzN8P6KQ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Cameryn Moore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/ Smut Slam: https://www.facebook.com/events/1329431967123652/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 291 - Andrew
In GBA 291 we get better acquainted with Andrew. We talk about history, culture, politics, education, learning to understand your privilege, the history of genocide and ethnic cleansing, who Belle should have ended up with at the end of Beauty and the Beast, being conscious of language and word choices, Power Rangers, the influence of fear on cultural development, why I hate the Lego Batman movie and lots of other things. Content note: Mention of genocide, rape, slavery, war, domestic violence, suicide, child abuse, and other forms of violence, all of which are discussed within a broader analysis of history, politics and culture, with no descriptions or personal anecdotes. Andrew plugs: Conference on Visual Thinking in the Digital Humanities on May 19th at King's College: http://newperspectivesdh.com/ Sending the Black Cultural Archives £5: http://bcaheritage.tumblr.com/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Voting for GBA or The Family Tree for the British Podcast Awards Listener's Choice Award: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ We mention: Anita Sarkeesian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Sarkeesian Feminist Frequency: https://feministfrequency.com/ Gamergate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate_controversy Cracked: http://www.cracked.com/ Alt-Right: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt-right Pizzagate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizzagate_conspiracy_theory Agricultural Revolution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_revolution Matriarchy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matriarchy Iroquois Confederacy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois Émile Durkheim - Suicide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_(book) American Graffiti: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Graffiti Dazed and Confused: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazed_and_Confused_(film) Podcaster's Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571436979623574/ Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ Beauty and the Beast Remake: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauty_and_the_Beast_(2017_film) Beauty and the Beast Original: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauty_and_the_Beast_(1991_film) French Revolution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution Article comparing Gaston and the Beast: http://observer.com/2017/03/beauty-and-the-beast-why-belle-should-have-chosen-gaston/ Saint Simone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Henri_de_Rouvroy,_comte_de_Saint-Simon Lego Movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lego_Movie Lego Batman Movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lego_Batman_Movie Now You See Me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_You_See_Me_(film) Now You See Me 2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_You_See_Me_2 John Hodgman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hodgman The Simpsons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons Star Wars Rogue 1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_One Star Wars: The Force Awakens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Force_Awakens Ghostbusters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters_(2016_film) Ghost in the Shell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell_(2017_film) Thor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_(film) Power Rangers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Rangers_(film) Toxic Masculinity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxic_masculinity Iron Fist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Fist_(TV_series) Steps to Tyranny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk2-ZXAWkfg Red Nose Day: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/24/africa-comic-relief Live Aid: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jun/24/g8.debtrelief Confidence of a Mediocre White Man: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/254893785/confidence-tote-bag Universal Basic Income: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income Hamilton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_(musical) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Names and Dreams
This Getting Better Acquainted Extra features two stories told at Spark London nights and one told at a storytelling event I hosted in Warwick. Plus a new song. Mentioned: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Next Brixton Night: 3rd April https://www.facebook.com/events/1891953977747487/ Next Hackney Night: April 10th https://www.facebook.com/events/263159014125695/ The new song is called Isthmus and can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2vXFynC24c Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 290 - Hamja Ahsan
In GBA 290 we get better acquainted with Hamja Ahsan. He talks about his forthcoming book Shy Radicals, the zine festival DIY Cultures that he curates for, the successful campaign to free his brother Talha Ahsan, society as a teen movie, being bullied at school, mental health issues, male suicide, the history of state crimes, imprisonment, extradition and internment and so much more. Content note: Mental Health Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Suicide, Mania, Bullying, Incarceration Hamja plugs: DIY Cultures - 14th May: https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/exhibitions/diy-cultures-2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/259081314527166/ http://diycultures.tumblr.com/ DIY Knowledge - 3rd May - 2ndJune: https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/exhibitions/diy-cultures-exhibition-diy-knowledge Shy Radicals - published by bookworks and out any time now! https://www.facebook.com/ShyRadicals/ http://shyradicals.tumblr.com/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Voting for GBA or The Family Tree for the British Podcast Awards Listener's Choice Award: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/ We mention: Talha Ahsan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syed_Talha_Ahsan Hamja Ahsan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamja_Ahsan Liberty Award: https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/news/press-releases/liberty-honours-human-rights-heroes-annual-awards-ceremony Hillsborough Justice Campaign: http://www.contrast.org/hillsborough/ Sheila Coleman: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/sep/16/kevin-sampson-hillsborough Guildford Four: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guildford_Four_and_Maguire_Seven Birmingham Six: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Six Through The Wind and the Rain: http://www.contrast.org/hillsborough/issue17.shtm Red All Over the Land: http://redallovertheland.com/ Riot Grrrl: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_grrrl Hamja on Hillsborough Voices - Media Diversified: https://mediadiversified.org/2016/12/08/political-book-of-the-year-hillsborough-voices-the-real-story-told-by-the-people-themselves/ Black Panthers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party Suffragettes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffragette Tolpuddle Martyrs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolpuddle_Martyrs ANC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_National_Congress Malcolm X: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X George: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-6-george https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-106-jack-and-george Orbital: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_(band) Kurt Cobain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Cobain Elliot Smith: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Smith Mark Fisher: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/18/mark-fisher-k-punk-blogs-did-48-politics What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Mean Girls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_Girls Clement Attlee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Attlee Moazzam Begg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moazzam_Begg Cage: https://cage.ngo/ Gareth Pierce: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gareth_Peirce In the name of the father: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Name_of_the_Father_(film) Susan Cain - Quiet: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/mar/22/quiet-power-introverts-susan-cain-review Joe Moran - shrinking violets: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/01/shrinking-violets-field-guide-shyness-joe-moran-review Nina Power: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Power Political Prisoner Radio: http://www.blacktalkradionetwork.com/politicalprisonerradio/ Law and Disorder Radio: http://lawanddisorder.org/ Heathers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heathers Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 289 - Shane Solanki
In GBA 289 we get better acquainted with Shane Solanki. We talk about identity, belonging, sustainability, masculinity, storytelling, time, science, art, connection, pain, love, change and lots more. It's a really wide ranging conversation which is both very theoretical and very personal, recorded on a sunny spring Saturday morning on a balcony overlooking a canal in Hackney Wick. Content note: mental health issues Shane plugs: The project he is currently developing called The Miseducation of of Lunar Khan His website: http://lastmangoinparis.net/ Mangoes are forever: https://www.facebook.com/mangosareforever Shane Solanki on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shane.solanki.5 I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ We mention: Angela: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-26-angela Industrial Revolution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution Wes Anderson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Anderson Tim Burton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Burton Isle of Dogs (film): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Dogs_(film) Spirit Level: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spirit-Level-Equality-Better-Everyone/dp/0241954290 Stevie Wonder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder Paul McCartney: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney Ebony and Ivory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZtiJN6yiik What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Under the Skin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Skin_(2013_film) Chaps Choir: http://www.chapschoir.com/ Dominic Stichbury: https://twitter.com/domstich Suffragettes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffragette Abolition of Slavery: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abolition_of_slavery Ghandi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghandi Martin Luther King: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr. Gene Sharp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Sharp Paul Hawkin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hawken Blessed Unrest: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blessed-Unrest-Largest-Movement-Restoring/dp/0143113658 You are brilliant the earth is hiring: http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/columns/you-are-brilliant-and-the-earth-is-hiring Buckminster Fuller: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller Anthropocene: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocene Brian Eno: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Eno Stuart Brand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Brand Whole Earth Catalog: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_Earth_Catalog The Long Now Foundation: http://longnow.org/ Elon Musk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk Buddha: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha Micheal Sandel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_J._Sandel Harvard Ethics and Law: http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/law_ethics_society/ Jainism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jainism Sum: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sum-Tales-Afterlives-David-Eagleman/dp/1847674275 http://www.eagleman.com/blog/eagleman-and-eno-perform-sum David Eagelman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Eagleman Possibilian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possibilianism Dark Matter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Replayed - GBA 2 Elspeth
This is the second episode of a new strand of GBA called GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. Part of the reason for me re-releasing this episode is that Elspeth has a cause that she would like people to know about which is highlighted in the introduction. Register For Ruby: http://www.registerforruby.com/ Ruby desperately needs to be matched with a bone marrow donor with Salvadoran or Latin American heritage - something the doctors have said is not going to be easy. Her time is running out. https://twitter.com/registerforruby https://www.facebook.com/RegisterForRuby/ This is the video featured in the intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk8B8jNUYZw __________________ In episode GBA #2 we get better acquainted with Elspeth who talks about religion, feminism and sudden death. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word. If you want to get even better acquainted with the show you can email Dave at: GBApodcast@gmail.co.uk
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GBA Replayed - GBA 18 - Sam
This is the first episode of a new strand of GBA called GBA Replayed which showcases some of the conversations recorded in the early years of Getting Better Acquainted. As mentioned in the intro, Sam did came back on for follow up conversation a couple of years later: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-128-sam-2 __________________ In GBA 18 we get better acquainted with Sam. She talks about having a premature baby, being a young mum, nearly marrying a man she met on holiday in the Dominican Republic when she was 16 and other stories of innocence and experience. It's a brave and frank discussion full of hope and warmth as well as sadness and her young baby provides a soundtrack and commentary for this intimate and moving conversation. Sam plugs: Nothing. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 288 - Peta Lily
In GBA 288 we get better acquainted with Peta Lily We talk about making performance from our personal lives, dark clowns and red nose clowns, creating solo shows, gender, identity, movement, memory, memoir, mime, physical theatre, bodies and lots more. Content note: bereavement, breast cancer She plugs: Her workshops: http://www.petalily.com/ Her shows: https://www.facebook.com/Peta-Lily-Shows-301578776530474/ Look out for a development read through of Topless in May We mention: Devoted and Disgruntled: https://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com/ Camden Peoples Theatre: https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/ D & D: Making Work That Helps Liberate Men From Patriarchy/Masculinity WITHOUT Dominating Feminist Spaces https://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com/events/dd-gap/reports/making-work-that-helps-liberate-men-from-patriarch/ Wikipedia on Peta: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peta_Lily bell hooks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks Open Space Technology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology #ManSurvey: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Sharon Burrell: http://www.to-the-moon.net/who-we-are.html La Boite Repertory Theatre Brisbane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Boite_Theatre_Company Desmond Jones: http://www.desmondjones.co.uk/ Marcel Marceau: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Marceau Edinburgh Fringe: https://www.edfringe.com/ London Mime Festival: http://mimelondon.com/ Gaulier: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Gaulier Phelim McDermott: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phelim_McDermott Complicite: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complicite Total Theatre Magazine: http://totaltheatre.org.uk/ Release Technique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Release_technique Lecoq: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Lecoq Dark Clown: http://www.petalily.com/clown-dark-clown-theatre-practice-blog The Pip SimmonsTheatre Group: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pip_Simmons_Theatre_Group Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Théâtre du Mouvement: http://theatredumouvement.fr/en/ Etienne Decroux: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tienne_Decroux Claire Heggin: http://theatredumouvement.fr/?rub=1&docId=213161 Chakra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra Richard III: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_(play) Martha Graham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Graham Tales From Vienna Woods: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_from_the_Vienna_Woods Arnold Mindell - The Flirts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Mindell Debrah Winger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debra_Winger Terms of Endearment: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_Endearment Betty Blue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Blue Ann Bancroft: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Bancroft The Graduate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Graduate 84 Charing Cross Road: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/84_Charing_Cross_Road_(film) Hamlet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet Mullholland Drive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulholland_Drive_(film) Black Swan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Swan_(film) Vaudeville: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaudeville Gertrude: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_(Hamlet) Anaïs Nin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana%C3%AFs_Nin Girls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_(TV_series) Lena Dunham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_Dunham Eminem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eminem 8 Mile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Mile_(film) Jean Jeunet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Genet Hiroshima Mon Amour: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima_mon_amour UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ Liberating Men: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07x5vsh Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Therapy
This Getting Better Acquainted Extra starts with a story I told at a Spark London night about mental heath in November 2016 and then jumps to Feb 2017 to continue the story. It's all about therapy, mental health, diagnosis and the relationship between the personal and the political. Mentioned Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Hackney Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/1362423493814282/ Spark Mind Podcast Specials: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/multiculturalminds-truestorieslive https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/imfine-shannon-sparktruestories Mind in Haringey: http://www.mindinharingey.org.uk/ Dad Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Cameryn Moore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/ Smut Slam: https://www.facebook.com/events/607321672796807/ What About the Men? https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 287 - Sophie Bailey
In GBA 287 we get better acquainted with Sophie Bailey who makes The Edtech Podcast, a podcast that gets behind the personalities in global education innovation and edtech. We talk about how she came to make a podcast that explores the intersection and conversation between education and technology, working in TV development, independent book publishing and event planning, growing up on the Isle of Wight, work/life balance, life long learning and lots more. And we compare notes on the practicalities and specifics of podcasting. She plugs: The Edtech Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-edtech-podcast/id1107282759 The Edtech Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastedtech The Edtech Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodcastEdtech We mention: Southampton Podcasting Conference: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/iliad/tel/podcasting--conference.page Stephan: https://twitter.com/dotsandspaces The Yard Theatre: http://www.theyardtheatre.co.uk/ Batteries Not Included: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092494/ The Restart Project: https://therestartproject.org/podcast/ Guardian Podcast Masterclass: https://www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses Audacity: http://www.audacityteam.org/ Tech City: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_London_Tech_City Here East: http://hereeast.com/ UNHCR: http://www.unhcr.org/uk/ Global Teacher Prize: http://www.globalteacherprize.org/ Australian Angel Investor episode: https://theedtechpodcast.libsyn.com/53-an-angel-investor-take-on-edtech TES: https://www.tes.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiebailey Hannah Wilson episode: https://theedtechpodcast.libsyn.com/50-with-hannah-wilson-on-equality-leadership-in-education Ben Hammersley: https://www.benhammersley.com/ 64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Things-You-Need-Know-Then/dp/1444728601 South By Southwest: https://www.sxsw.com/ UK Podcast Association: http://www.ukpa.info/ Joe Dale: https://twitter.com/joedale Isle of Wight: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Wight Ofsted: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ofsted David Hoare - IoW Ghetto: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/ofsted-isle-of-wight-chairman-david-hoare-inbred-poor-white-ghetto-comment-a7173381.html Bestival: http://www.bestival.net/ 4 Hour Work Week: https://www.amazon.co.uk/4-Hour-Work-Week-Escape-Anywhere/dp/0091929113 Pizza Express: https://www.pizzaexpress.com/ Art Spiegelman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Spiegelman Maus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maus Talkback Thames: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talkback_Thames Brasseye: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_Eye Chris Morris: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Morris_(satirist) The IT Crowd: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_IT_Crowd Pedophile Episode: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_Eye#.22Paedogeddon.21.22_special_.282001.29 Chaucer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaucer Dirty Sanchez: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Sanchez_(TV_series) Jackass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackass_(TV_series) World Architecture Festival: https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Sir Ken Robinson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Ken_Robinson Women's March: https://www.womensmarch.com/global/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 286 - Nick Harris
In GBA 286 we get better acquainted with Nick Harris. He talks about how he accidentally got the job he'd always wanted (although he didn't know he'd always wanted it at the time), making podcasts and youtube videos for The British Museum, travelling around the world a lot during his childhood, ancient board-games, building sound studios, super cats, living in an uncertain world, getting sent to the head teacher for suggesting America isn't the best country in the world, playing the bass guitar and so much more. Nick plugs: Rob Pinney's Journalistic Photography: http://www.robpinney.com/ Book on Calais: http://www.robpinney.com/store/the-jungle Summary of 2016: http://www.robpinney.com/2016-the-year-in-review British Museum You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/britishmuseum The British Museum Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-british-museum-podcast/id1147175428 Upcoming: The Things We Preserve British Museum Membercast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/british-museum-membercast/id1185481266 We mention: British Museum: http://www.britishmuseum.org/ Podcast Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571436979623574/ Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Disney Hercules: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_(1997_film) Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules:_The_Legendary_Journeys Sara Pascoe: http://www.sarapascoe.com/ The Guilty Feminist: http://guiltyfeminist.com/ UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ West Wing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Wing Hokusai: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai South Africa Exhibition: https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/south_africa.aspx Sum 41: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sum_41 Blink 192: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink-182 Mary Beard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Beard_(classicist) Curators Corner: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0LQM0SAx601_99m2E2NPsm62pKoSCnV5 Restart Project on Recycling Plants: https://therestartproject.org/podcast/restart-podcast-ep6-where-do-our-gadgets-go-when-they-die/ Zoolander: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoolander My Dad: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Aristotle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistotle Shakespeare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare Iszi Lawrence: https://twitter.com/iszi_lawrence Z List Dead List: http://www.zlistdeadlist.com/ This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/ Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 285 - Wild Goose Road Trips, 1969
GBA 285 is a special episode of Getting Better Acquainted. It's two parts monologue and one part interview as my dad tells the story of two road trips he made across America in 1969 to film in American coal mines on behalf of the British Coal Board. We get better acquainted with him and the places and people he met. This is an edited version of some recordings I made with him before GBA had even started, so it doesn't fit the usual format. It all feels like an slightly absurd and possibly a touch melancholic comedy, perhaps directed by The Cohen Brothers or Wes Anderson, and one day I hope to make a film or book about it. You can get even better acquainted with my dad by listening to the episodes he has been on previously: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes We mention: Francis Gyson: http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b9ef24bf0 Coal Board: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coal_Board Paul Rotha: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rotha Donald Alexander: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/1144929/ Mustang: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Mustang The Beatles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles Cary Grant: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cary_Grant Moon Landing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing Mining Review: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/894075/ Around the World in 80 Days: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Around_the_World_in_80_Days_(1956_film) Patrick: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-109-patrick June: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-mum-episodes-1 Sheila: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-117-sheila Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 284 - The Family Tree
In GBA 284 we get better acquainted with The Family Tree Podcast. I'm joined by Jen Adamthwaite the co-producer/creator of GBA's weird sister podcast to talk about the whys, the hows, the highs and the lows of making the first season of this magical realist podcast drama. THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FAMILY TREE. To listen to The Family Tree from Episode 1 and for more info about the series go over to our website: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ To sign up to our Patreon and help us to make Season 2 of The Family Tree go over to our here: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Jen Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Dave Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dave-episodes Matt Hill/ Rethink Radio /Rethink Audio/ Rethink Daily: https://rethinkaudio.wordpress.com/ Sony Radio Awards: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Academy_Awards Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ Martin Zaltz Austwick: http://martinaustwick.com/ Podcast Support Group: http://helenzaltzman.com/ The Dad Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes The Mum Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-mum-episodes-1 Natasha Magigi: http://www.noelgay.com/client/natasha-magigi/ John Henry Falle: https://twitter.com/thestorybeast Joz Norris: http://www.joznorris.co.uk/ Mark Stevenson: https://twitter.com/captainsparky Vera Chok: http://www.verachok.org/ Lucy Ayrton: http://www.lucyayrton.co.uk/ Cuttings: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/ June Hoy: http://junehoy.blogspot.co.uk/ Mum Cutting: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/cutting-7-playgrounds-and-pictures/ Tony Pickering: http://pick-art.co.uk/ Charles Adrian: http://www.charlesadrian.co.uk/ Zack Polanski: https://twitter.com/ZackPolanski? Leila Al Jaboury: https://twitter.com/leilaaljeboury Krishna Istha: http://krishnaistha.com/ AV Club Review: http://www.avclub.com/detail/colbert-fey-adsit-louis-ck-and-more-perform-their--243481 CBC show: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcastplaylist/6-brand-new-podcasts-for-fall-1.3763400 The House That Jack Built: https://www.mixcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-dogstar-ep-2-the-house-that-jack-built/ Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Reuben Whitehouse: http://www.rocketfuelled.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 283 - Cathy Elliott
In GBA 283 we get better acquainted with Dr Cathy Elliott. We talk about changing your mind, being aware of your emotions, The Radical Ordinary, Temporal Othering, storytelling, her book Democracy Promotion as Foreign Policy, whiteness, creativity and so much more. We also spend quite a bit of time deconstructing our experiences of me performing my show about masculinity to her students and how we felt about meeting two Men's Rights Activists who came along and dominated the Q and A session after the show. Cathy plugs: Democracy Promotion As Foreign Policy: https://www.waterstones.com/book/democracy-promotion-as-foreign-policy/cathy-elliott/cathy-elliott/9781138669727 International Development and Public Policy at UCL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/study-abroad-ucl/study-abroad-guide/modules/pols7007 The Little Adventurer: http://www.thelittleadventurer.com/ The London Free Wheel: https://thelondonfreewheel.com/ Your Local Comprehensive School We mention: In Pod We Trust: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06pjdjh Jen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Nugget: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-247-nugget What About The Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ MRAs: https://mic.com/articles/90131/the-8-biggest-lies-men-s-rights-activists-spread-about-women Manosphere: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manosphere The Man Survey: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Gaslighting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting Red Pill: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/red-pill-mens-rights-anti-feminist-group-who-know-what-women-want/ The Ethics of Care/Carol Gilligan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics_of_care Tone Policing: http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/12/tone-policing-and-privilege/ Gordon Brown: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Brown Woody Allen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Allen#Sex_abuse_allegations The Adam Buxton Podcast: http://adam-buxton.co.uk/ad/category/adam-buxton-podcast/ Death of the Author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_the_Author Bill Cosby: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cosby_sexual_assault_allegations Foucault: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault Manhattan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_(disambiguation) Milan Kundera: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Kundera Michel Houellebecq: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Houellebecq Shakespeare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare Picasso: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasso 2005 London Bombings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_July_2005_London_bombings Gayatri Spivak: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayatri_Chakravorty_Spivak Democratic Peace Theory / Christopher Hobson: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/review-of-international-studies/article/div-classtitletowards-a-critical-theory-of-democratic-peacediv/6E58CBE0BEBB9A80A86402207858F224 Salmon Rushdie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie Satanic Verses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Satanic_Verses Shahzad Basir: http://web.stanford.edu/~sbashir/ ISIS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISIS Intersectionality: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality Writing Security/David Campbell: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Writing-Security-Foreign-Politics-Identity/dp/0816631441 Micheal Gove: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gove David Cameron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cameron The Crown Njambi McGrath: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-239-njambi-mcgrath Multicultural Minds: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/multiculturalminds-truestorieslive Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Is This Enough?
In this Getting Better Acquainted Extra, which I recorded just before Christmas, I round up how 2016 went down both personally and politically, in what has become an annual post New Year retrospective. The episode finishes off with a true story I told at Spark True Stories at the first ever London Podcast Festival. Contact me on twitter where I'm @goosefat101 on by email on goosefat101@gmail.com or GBApodcast@gmail.com Mentioned/Plugged: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Four Thought: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07x5vsh What About the Men? https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Z List Dead List: http://www.zlistdeadlist.com/post/2016/4/6/s06e5-the-spys-wife-who-loved-me Our Warwickshire: http://www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk/ The Restart Project: http://therestartproject.org/podcast Letter to myself: https://www.facebook.com/dave.pickering.180/media_set?set=a.1372768969419367.1073741848.100000588327591&type=3 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast Southampton Conference: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/iliad/tel/podcasting%20conference/davepickering.page Song By Song Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/songbysongpodcast/2900-blue-valentine-tom-waits-060 https://soundcloud.com/songbysongpodcast/wrong-side-of-the-road-blue-valentine-tom-waits-061 https://soundcloud.com/songbysongpodcast/whistlin-past-the-graveyard-blue-valentine-tom-waits-062 https://soundcloud.com/songbysongpodcast/kentucky-avenue-blue-valentine-tom-waits-063 Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Hackney Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605073879798818/ Smut Slam: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235710663116380/ Cameryn Moore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/ London Podcast Festival: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/curated-weeks/london-podcast-festival-2016 Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Previous New Year GBA Extras: Uncertain New Year (2013): https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/uncertain-new-year The Parachute Opened (2014): https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-parachute-opened New Focus (2015): https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-new-focus Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 282 Getting Better Acquainted with Christmas 6
In GBA 282 we get better acquainted with Christmas (again). It's the 2016 Christmas Special! This year contains some tributes to the late great Leonard Cohen and a conversation with my 92 year old dad about the ghosts of Christmas past. Content note: mental health issues, Christmas For other flavours of Christmas check out the Christmas specials from past years: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/christmas-specials And for more from my dad go here: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year! GBA will return on 4th January 2017. They'll be no more episodes this year. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 281 Radcliffe #4
In GBA 281 we get even better acquainted with Radcliffe. He talks about being in a coma, continuing battles with addiction, the double edged swords of being attractive and charming, storytelling, class, belief and so much more. We recontextualize his journey through addiction, prison, homelessness and public school and we talk about the pressures, ironies and positives that can come in telling audiences true stories of redemption. We talk about many dark things such as child sexual abuse, rape, violence but we talk about the light too. This conversation is both an update where we talk about things that have happened since Radcliffe was last on the show and an extension and development of the stories we have shared before. All of Radcliffe's GBA conversations are collected here: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes More about Spark True Stories here: http://stories.co.uk Radcliffe plugs: Looking out for his future work and keeping in mind that homeless people are people. I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ http://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Joanna Yates: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-32-joanna-yates My show: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity The Pilot Show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b066w9gg Wilderness Festival: https://www.wildernessfestival.com/ Amber Rudd: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_Rudd 12 Step Program: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-step_program Logical Positivism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_positivism Charley: https://twitter.com/charleylucyha Allan Girod: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-122-allan Allan @ Stand Up Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-brixton-ep-3-allan-girod In the Dark episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba-live-the-invisible-picture Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 280 Joe Marshall
In GBA 280 we get better acquainted with Joe Marshall. He talks about his journey from being a child who thought words weren't for him due to dyslexia and bad education to eventually becoming an award winning travel writer. Along the way we talk words, true stories, depression, hair beading in Cornwall and what crap rooms can tell us about the housing crisis. Joe plugs: Crap Rooms London: https://twitter.com/craproomslondon https://www.facebook.com/craproomslondon/ Mundial: http://mundialmag.com/ Sabotage Times: http://sabotagetimes.com https://twitter.com/SabotageTimes Joe's writing: https://joemarshallwriting.wordpress.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMarshallWrite Spark London http://stories.co.uk I don't plug The Family Tree in the episode but I will in these notes: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ http:// www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Steve Sinnott Foundation: http://www.stevesinnottfoundation.org.uk/ Joanna Yates: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-32-joanna-yates The Moth: https://themoth.org/ Cooper Union: https://cooper.edu/ Charley: https://twitter.com/charleylucyha Spark Bristol: http://www.sparkbristol.org.uk Spark Preston: http://www.sparkpreston.org.uk/ Spark Glasgow: http://stories.co.uk/glasgow/ Lizzanne: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-211-lizanne Ableism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ableism Which Magazine: http://www.which.co.uk/ Asterix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterix Tintin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin The Hobbit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hobbit Lord of the Rings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings Padstow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padstow Camel Trail: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_Trail Laos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos My blog post for my final job: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-week-of-goodbyes.html Myspace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myspace Joe in the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/south-america/peru/articles/Just-back-the-mysterious-sarcophagi-of-Karajia/ Gherkin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gherkin Shard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shard Focus e15: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-179-focus-e15-mothers https://focuse15.org/ Focus e15 play: http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/play_about_focus_e15_mums_wins_rave_reviews_at_edinburgh_fringe_1_4659411 Radical Housing Network: https://radicalhousingnetwork.org/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 279 Liz #2
In GBA 279 we get even better acquainted with Liz. We explore what has happened to her since the last time she was on the show and how the ways in which we know each other have changed since then, including working on Stand Up Tragedy together and her journey into academia and teaching. We also talk about Star Trek, myths, social policy and bereavement. An extra plug from Liz (which I have failed to add into the episode but which I will add to the audio in the future) was for the David T Bailey scholarship fund: http://bailey.history.msu.edu/ Content Note: death, bereavement, illness Liz's first GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-4-liz Liz plugs: Me generally and specifically The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast My website: http://davepickeringstoryteller.co.uk Me on twitter: https://twitter.com/goosefat101 She also plugs community. We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ SUT Liz Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/the-liz-episodes Tragic Schooling: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-autumn-tragic-schooling Star Trek: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek Kirk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_T._Kirk Bones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_McCoy Spock: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spock Picard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard Leo from the West Wing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_McGarry TNG: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation Gene Roddenberry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Roddenberry Doctor Who: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who The Twilight Zone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Zone The Prisoner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_prisoner Die Hard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Hard Jaws: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_(film) MS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_sclerosis Ithaca: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ithaca,_New_York Odysseus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odysseus Oxbrigde Cornell The Spirit of 45: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_45 Thatcher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher John Major: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Major Tony Blair: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_blair Theresa May: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May Hamilton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_(musical) Grainne Mhaille - Grace O'Malley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_O%27Malley The Brothers Grimm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brothers_Grimm [Fact check it's 2 x 3rds not 1 3rd] of animals extinct: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/27/world-on-track-to-lose-two-thirds-of-wild-animals-by-2020-major-report-warns Jurassic Park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_Park_(film) Quantum Leap: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_Leap Why I Make Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-why-i-make-tragedy Kimberlé Crenshaw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberl%C3%A9_Williams_Crenshaw Crick Crack Club: http://www.crickcrackclub.com/ Kali: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali Shiva: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 278 Dad #6
In GBA 278 we get even better acquainted with my dad. We sit down to talk about his working life making documentary films about the coal mining industry and the communities who provided it their labour, and we do touch on that frequently, but we also end up talking about lots and lots of other things. Threading through the conversation are the changes, both physical and mental, that have happened to my dad over the last few years. He's currently 92 so the underlying themes of the conversation are memory, age and death. Content Note: Dementia, old age, death, bereavement, assisted suicide, structural oppression Past dad episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Dad plugs: Andre Gorz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Gorz Critique of Economic Reason: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Critique-Economic-Reason-Radical-Thinkers/dp/1844676676/ Reclaiming Work: Beyond the Wage-Based Society: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reclaiming-Work-Beyond-Wage-based-Society/dp/0745621279/ Farewell to the Working Class: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Farewell-Working-Class-Post-Industrial-Socialism/dp/0861043642/ Letter to D: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Letter-D-Andre-Gorz/dp/0745646778/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Thatcher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher Wolfgang Suschitzky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Suschitzky https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/oct/07/wolfgang-suschitzky-obituary Data Cooperative: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0302636/ BFI: http://www.bfi.org.uk/ Harry Rée: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_R%C3%A9e My dad and Harry Rée: http://zlistdeadlist.tumblr.com/post/142372305681/s06e5-the-spys-wife-who-loved-me Paul Rotha: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rotha My dad's first film: Sabotage, 1942 http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-sabotage-1942/ National Coal Board https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coal_Board Citizen Kane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Kane Orson Welles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles Apples for Everyone: https://soundcloud.com/applesforeveryone Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Get Carter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Carter Eric: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-eric-episodes The Tweet: Fully Automated Luxury Communism: http://novaramedia.com/2015/06/19/fully-automated-luxury-communism/ Universal Basic Income: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income Pitman Painters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashington_Group Lee Hall (is the name we were looking for): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Hall_(playwright) Patrick Russell's book: https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/shadows-of-progress-james-taylor/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781844573226 Dads Films/Interviews on dvd: http://shop.bfi.org.uk/shadows-of-progress-dvd-bluray.html http://shop.bfi.org.uk/the-national-coal-board-collection-volume-one-dvd-bluray.html Antony Gormley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Gormley Billy Elliot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Elliot Pride: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_(2014_film) The Spirit of 45: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_%2745 The iPhone related mineral is Coltan (not Colbalt): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coltan The Restart Project: http://therestartproject.org/ Theresa May: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May 5 Steps to Tyranny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hteidPuaIdM Hassan Akkad @ Spark: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/escape-arefuaidspecial-truestorieslive Obama: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Orgreave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Orgreave Hillsborough: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 277 Zack Polanski
In GBA 277 we get better acquainted with Zack. He talks acting, therapy, art, activism, politics, that time he wen't a bit viral for heckling Jeremy Corbyn, how he views the political landscape of party politics as someone who has tried to create social change from within the system, being a hypnotherapist who doesn't believe in hypnotism and so much more. This conversation was recorded in a busy cafe on Zack's birthday, in a world where Donald Trump was not yet President Elect. Zack plugs: Team Angelica: http://teamangelica.com/ Rikki Beadle Blair: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikki_Beadle-Blair London International Gospel Choir: http://internationalgospelchoir.uk/ Stephen Hoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfYNhOMIypk I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Son of Man: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sonofman/son-of-man-a-jesus-play-for-atheists International Men's Day: http://www.internationalmensday.com/ Alex: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-alex-and-dave-files Alex's Son of Man episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-165-alex-2 Short Sighted Cinema: http://shortsightedcinema.com/ Show about Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity 42 Beans: https://www.facebook.com/42BeansCafe/ Fragile Masculinity: https://www.buzzfeed.com/lukebailey/masculinity-is-still-fracturing-all-the-time Axe the Housing Act: http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/ Momentum: http://www.peoplesmomentum.com/ Private Renters Union: http://www.sianberry.london/news/housing/2016-01-28-london-renters-union/ Focus E15: https://focuse15.org/ Black Lives Matter: http://blacklivesmatter.com/ Proportional Representation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportional_representation Compass: https://www.compassonline.org.uk/ Jo Cox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Cox Sian Berry: http://www.sianberry.london/ George (W) Bush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush Nick Clegg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Clegg Owen Smith: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Smith Green Party: https://www.greenparty.org.uk/ Jeremy Corbyn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Corbyn Anna Soubry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Soubry Caroline Lucas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Lucas Clive Lewis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Lewis_(politician) Tim Farron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Farron Heckling Corbyn: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/let-our-friend-stay-corbyn-insists 2020 Extinctions article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/27/world-on-track-to-lose-two-thirds-of-wild-animals-by-2020-major-report-warns Universal Basic Income: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income Keir Starmer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Starmer Natalie Bennett: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Bennett Death of the Author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_the_Author Tasha GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-273-natasha-magigi Beautiful Anonymous: http://www.earwolf.com/show/beautiful-anonymous/ This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/ True Blood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Blood Leftovers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Leftovers_(TV_series) Game Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 276 Rob Auton
In GBA 276 we get better acquainted with Rob Auton. He talks about finding words, what driving lessons taught him about art, what exactly it is that he does, trying to find the right balance of confidence and worry, and so much more. As I try to fit him into boxes like introvert, depression and wizard, he nimbly avoids all the labels and reaches instead for the specifics and universals of this strange experience we call being human. Rob plugs: Sleep Show: http://www.robauton.co.uk/past-productions Website: http://www.robauton.co.uk/ Bang Said The Gun (last Thurs of every month): http://www.bangsaidthegun.com/ Upcoming book: Take Hair Petrol Honey: http://www.robauton.co.uk/shop In Heaven the Onions Make You Laugh: http://www.robauton.co.uk/shop Upcoming: Scroobius Pip - CD - Speech Development Records - At Home With Rob http://www.scroobiuspip.co.uk/ Micheal Moore - Trump Videos: http://michaelmoore.com/ Mark E Smith - Renegade: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Renegade-Lives-Tales-Mark-E-Smith/0141028661/ The Fall: http://thefall.xyz/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: How to talk to a woman with headphones article: https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2016/aug/30/how-to-actually-talk-to-a-woman-wearing-headphones Hilary Benn Speech: https://youtu.be/m_dRCzd19Uc Vertigo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertigo_(film) Hitchcock: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock Leytonstone Church: http://www.stjohns-leytonstone.org.uk/ Banshee Labyrinth: http://www.thebansheelabyrinth.com/ Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ Ambivert: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambivert Susan Cain: http://www.quietrev.com/ Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0141029196/ Werner Hetzog: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Herzog Instamgram @niche Niels Bohr: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr Light both a partical and a wave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave%E2%80%93particle_duality Gareth Bale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gareth_Bale Real Madrid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Madrid_C.F. I, Daniel Blake: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Daniel_Blake Peter Kay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kay Louis CK: https://louisck.net/ Martin Galton: http://www.martingalton.com/ Dan Cockrell: http://www.danielcockrill.com/ Eminem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eminem Beck: http://www.beck.com/ Bestival: http://www.bestival.net/ Stand Up Tragedy: standuptragedy.co.uk William Blake: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake David Shrigley: http://davidshrigley.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 275 Joz Norris
In GBA 275 we get better acquainted with Joz Norris. He talks about making weird and silly comedy about ideas and disconnected feelings, why he currently doesn't think of what he does as comedy but why he probably will by the middle of next year, ending up naked apart from a gold thong on a rooftop in Edinburgh, sitcoms, comedy and drama about awkward people in awkward situations and lots more. Joz plugs: Robert Johnson and The Devil Man: http://www.joznorris.co.uk/single-post/2016/10/06/Robert-Johnson-The-Devil-Man Weirdos Panto - My Big Fat Weirdos Christmas Wedding: https://laughoutlondoncomedyclub.co.uk/2016/10/17/my-big-fat-weirdos-christmas-wedding-december-7-9/ Double Act: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfy70f59fTg The Girl Whisperer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuIqok9CXYc I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Candid Cafe: http://www.candidarts.com/sections/galleryandcafepages/candid_cafe.htm Scottish Story Telling Centre: http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Matthew Highton: http://www.matthewhighton.co.uk/ Archimedes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes Greek Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/greek-tragedy Andy Zaltzman: http://andyzaltzman.co.uk/satirist-for-hire/ Micheal Brunstrom: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-240-micheal-brunstrom David Lee Morgan: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-251-david-lee-morgan The Hay Wain Reloaded: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/michael-brunstrom-the-hay-wain-reloaded The Golden Age Of Steam: https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/490260-michael-brunstrom-the-golden-age-of-steam/ Mark Dean Quinn: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-249-mark-dean-quinn Sofie Hagan: http://www.sofiehagen.com/ Brydie Lee Kennedy: http://www.brydieleekennedy.com/ Robert Johnson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Johnson David Mills: http://www.itsdavidmills.com/ Eleanor Morton: https://eleanormortoncomedian.com/ The Office: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Office_(UK_TV_series) Ricky Gervais: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Gervais Weirdos: http://www.weirdoscomedy.com/ Adam Larter: https://twitter.com/lartymcparty Terry Pratchett: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Pratchett Harold Pinter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Pinter Peep Show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peep_Show_(TV_series) Alan Partridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Partridge John Brittain: https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/jon-brittain Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho: https://www.facebook.com/sohothatcher/ Rotterdam: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/rotterdam-9781474284172/ Comedian Destroys Heckler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2p6mxBe8pI Charley Harrison: https://twitter.com/charleylucyha John Hastings: http://www.thejohnhastings.com/ John Henry Falle: https://twitter.com/thestorybeast Ed Aczel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Aczel Gabby Best: https://twitter.com/best_gabby Ralph Little: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralf_Little When Harry Met Sally: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Harry_Met_Sally... Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 274 Guilaine Kinouani
In GBA 274 we get better acquainted with Guilaine Kinouani. She talks about structural power, racism, mental health issues and self care in relation to the experiences of women of colour, clinical psychology, feminism, the #PredatoryPeacekeepers campaign, the differences (and similarities) between British and French attitudes to race/migration and so much more. It's also the first Getting Better Acquainted recorded in a public library. Guilaine plugs: Predatory Peacekeepers: http://predatorypeacekeepers.tumblr.com/ PP Petition: https://community.avaaz.org/petitions/we-will-not-stand-by-when-un-soldiers-abuse-rape-and-murder Media Diversified: https://mediadiversified.org/ Now We Here: https://soundcloud.com/real-media-1 Real Media: http://realmedia.press/ RaceReflections: https://racereflections.co.uk We mention: Racism = prejudice + power: http://sjwiki.org/wiki/Prejudice_plus_power White Feminism: http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/need-talk-about-white-feminism/ Strong Black Woman Trope: https://blackgirlnerds.com/mental-health-and-the-strong-black-woman-trope/ bell hooks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks Audre Lorde: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audre_Lorde AL quote: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/2213-if-i-didn-t-define-myself-for-myself-i-would-be Code Blue Campaign: http://www.codebluecampaign.com/ Some articles on #PredatoryPeacekeepers: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/20/the-un-must-smash-the-culture-of-impunity-that-lets-peacekeepers/ https://mediadiversified.org/2016/04/12/the-uns-good-vs-bad-narrative-clears-the-way-for-sexual-violence-and-impunity/ Samantha Asumadu: http://www.samanthaasumadu.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 273 Natasha Magigi
In GBA 273 we get better acquainted with Natasha Magigi. She talks about making interactive community theatre out of news headlines, playing nearly all of Shakespeare's virgins, why the favourite character she has played is a many headed monster and so much more. We recorded the conversation in the National Theatre and a lot of it is about theatre and performance but we did try not to be too wanky about it! Tasha plugs: Comus: A Masque in Honour of Chastity by John Milton at Globe Theatre, 26 October – 19 November 2016 : http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/sam-wanamaker-playhouse/comus-2016 I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Storylines: http://www.ampersandmedia.co.uk/Storylines.php Ampersand Media: http://www.ampersandmedia.co.uk/ Mark episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-114-mark Brechtian: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Brechtian Deptford Lounge: http://deptfordlounge.org.uk/ Teatro Vivo: http://www.teatrovivo.co.uk/ Albany Theatre: http://www.thealbany.org.uk/ Sylvia Young: http://www.syts.co.uk/page/default.asp?title=Home&pid=1 Rose Bruford: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/ UCAS: https://www.ucas.com/ The Bill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bill Shakespeare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare As You Like It: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_You_Like_It Streetcar Named Desire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Streetcar_Named_Desire To Kill A Mocking Bird: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird The Color Purple: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Color_Purple Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_of_Thunder,_Hear_My_Cry The National Theatre: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/royal-festival-hall Proscenium Arch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proscenium Telly Addicts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telly_Addicts Learning Zone: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01b8f09 Waiting For Godot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot Mnemonic by Complicite: http://www.complicite.org/productions/Mnemonic Mother Courage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Courage_and_Her_Children The Good Person of Szechwan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Person_of_Szechwan The Odyssey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odyssey Scylla and Charybdis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Between_Scylla_and_Charybdis Rebecca Peyton: https://twitter.com/rebeccapeyton Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 272 Paul #2
In GBA 272 we get even better acquainted with Paul. After his first appearance on the show Paul wanted to return when he felt more himself to do a second conversation. We met up and walked and talked along the South Bank in the rain, covering mental health issues, masculinity, art, copyright, podcasts, ASMR, cultural appropriation, why people are like sliced bread, how facebook memories remind you regularly that your past self was a dick and lots of other stuff. It's a longer podcast than normal, partly because Paul is a fan of longform podcasts and partly because it was a conversation that flowed really well and so cutting bits out would have made it less coherent. Paul plugs: Sketchy Magpie: http://www.sketchymagpie.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyiamfAwZ7rqwOpqLztjv8w I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Paul 1: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-214-paul-williams/ You Made It Weird: http://nerdist.com/podcasts/you-made-it-weird-channel/ PJ and Duncan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PJ_%26_Duncan_discography Slipknot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slipknot_(band) 9 Inch Nails: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Nails Let's Get Ready to Rhumble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjXZmtg7GwI Arts Emergency: http://arts-emergency.org/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Natalie episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-250-natalie Dreadlock Truth: http://dreadlocktruth.com/ ASMR: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hallucinations-Oliver-Sacks/dp/1447208269 Silent Hill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Hill Resident Evil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil Download: https://downloadfestival.co.uk/ Save It For The Show: http://www.saveitfortheshow.com/ Misophonia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misophonia Dad Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-3-dad-1 Walking Dead: http://www.amc.com/shows/the-walking-dead Ram Dass: https://www.ramdass.org/ Richard Herring: http://www.richardherring.com/ RHLSP: https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/ RHLSP with Stephen Fry: https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/episode_18_stephen_fry/ WTF Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/ Mental Illness Happy Hour: http://mentalpod.com/ Alan Moore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore Ricky Gervais: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Gervais S Club 7: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S_Club_7 Billy Bragg and the skaters: https://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/billy-brag-is-a-knob-ignore-him-and-help-save-the-southbank/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 271 Nathaniel Tapley
In GBA 271 we get better acquainted with Nathaniel Tapley. He talks writing, if our current political landscape is killing satire, being a women on the internet for a short period of time, making political comedy, pissing off Dapper Laughs, creating the comic character Sir Ian Bowler, MP, the landscape of print and online media and so much more. @Natt plugs: Following him @natt and/or Sir Ian Bowler @sirianbowlermp on twitter. I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Katy Darby: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-75-katy-darby Lollitics - Chris Coltrane: http://www.chriscoltrane.co.uk/lolitics-my-camden-political-comedy-club.html Lost Treasures of the Black Heart - Josie Long: http://www.losttreasurespodcast.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Sajeela Kershi: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-203-sajeela-kershi Comedy Cottage: http://www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/whats-on/comedy-cottage/ Sir Ian Bowler: https://twitter.com/sirianbowlermp Tonightly: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/tonightly Dapper Laughs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dapper_Laughs UsVSTh3m: http://www.mirror.co.uk/usvsth3m/ Rob Manuel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Manuel Dapper Laughs Cancelation: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dapper-laughs-tells-audience-member-4602725 Review of Christmas Album: http://usvsth3m.com/post/we-listened-to-all-25-painful-minutes-of-dapper-laughs-christmas-album-so-you-dont-have-to Abi Wilkinson: https://twitter.com/AbiWilks Jake Yapp: http://jakeyapp.co.uk/ David Ike: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Icke Toxic Masculinity: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Toxic_masculinity Charlie Hebdo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Hebdo Charlie Hebdo Racist Editorial: https://charliehebdo.fr/en/edito/how-did-we-end-up-here/ Alan Kurdi - Charlie Hebdo: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jan/14/charlie-hebdo-cartoon-depicting-drowned-child-alan-kurdi-sparks-racism-debate The Onion: http://www.theonion.com/ Clickhole: http://www.clickhole.com/ Canary: https://t.co/MEwTjn7IfH Rupert Murdoch Kelvin McKenzie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin_MacKenzie Hillsborough: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 270 Karla Marie Sweet
In GBA 270 we get better acquainted with Karla. She talks about making the Arts Emergency Podcast, how radio and music have intertwined with her life, how she came to writing the long way round after her hopes to be a dancer were defeated by circumstance, how class, race and other types of privilege have an effect on the arts, the media and society and so much more. You can find her on twitter at @karlamsweet. Karla plugs: The Arts Emergency Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-arts-emergency-podcast/id1044115346?mt=2 https://soundcloud.com/arts-emergency I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Deborah Pearson: https://deborahpearson123.wordpress.com/ The Whole Darn Thing: http://thewholedarnedthing.podbean.com/ Arts Emergency: http://www.arts-emergency.org/ 127 hours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/127_Hours Precariat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precariat Degenerative Tendinosis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tendinosis Daleks vs Ethnic Minorites on the cover of the radio times: https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/writers-key-boosting-diversity-screen-bbc1-controller/ Radio 4 Front Row: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qsq5 The Streets - "don't mug yourself": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veAIHDGghP4 Kara Tointon's Don't Call Me Stupid: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vy8c7 Jimmy Mcgovern's accused: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accused_(TV_series) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 269 Terry
In GBA 269 we get better acquainted with Terry. He talks stand-up, graphic design, novels, politics, how he definitely isn't a hipster and why he makes a podcast about Formula 1. We also talk class, writing, how the darkest times in life are also often hilarious and about the time we worked together making a radio show for Cbeebies where Terry was played Jenni Murray's underling. Terry plugs: His podcast For F1's Sake: http://www.ff1s.com/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Ministry of Stories: http://ministryofstories.org/ Ministry of Stories Radio Show (looks like it is mostly no longer available online): http://bbc.in/2cmEBfB Jenni Murry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenni_Murray Podcast I recorded after we'd recorded with Jenni Murray: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-5-chris-goode-and Podcast I recorded the day after the 2015 election: http://www.londonfieldsradio.co.uk/2015/05/10/fail-better-podcast-episode-4-dave-pickering-james-harris-election-special/ Split Infinitive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_infinitive Resonance FM: https://resonancefm.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Matt Hill: https://rethinkaudio.wordpress.com/ Financial Times Article: https://www.ft.com/content/0062eed2-401e-11e5-b98b-87c7270955cf Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 268 Ben
In GBA 268 we get better acquainted with Ben. We talk about gender, sexuality, privilege, music, podcasting and lots of other things. We met for the first time about an hour before I turned the mic on after being introduced by a mutual friend via email. Ben had heard my show about masculinity and was interested in talking about some areas in and around it and we were also meeting because he is gearing up to make his own podcast using Binaural microphones. But everything else was discovery. We started talking in a quiet cafe/bar in New Cross which becomes louder by the end of the episode. We're both thinking out new thoughts influenced by personal events and national news and the cafe music provides a nice sound bed (although it means the episode is a little less edited than some). Ben plugs: His upcoming new podcast Dissident Kitchen I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: Jo Barratt: https://twitter.com/JoBarratt Life In Scents: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/life-in-scents/id455509067 Farmarama: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/farmerama/id1031542491?mt=2 Tech For Good: http://www.techforgood.global/ Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Sch%C3%BCssler_Fiorenza Kyriarchy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyriarchy Androphilia and gynephilia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androphilia_and_gynephilia Revolutionary Road: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Road_(film) Binaural microphones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_recording kitchen sisters Being A Man: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/being-a-man-2015 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 267 Dave
In GBA 267 we get better acquainted with... me. In this shorter episode than usual I share some of the true stories I've told on the Spark London stage in 2016. As host of the Spark Hackney open mic I start every night with a story from my life that fits that months theme. I've been hosting for 4 years so finding stories to tell is a constant challenge. For more about Spark True Stories: http://stories.co.uk/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 266 Richard
I'm taking a few days off after working flat out on a new podcast that's coming out in the autumn and so don't really have time to write episode notes for this one. It's a great conversation with Richard, who I studied creative writing with at University, recorded a while back in 2012 (I think!) on a trip with my partner Jen to Lancaster. She is also in the episode but not much. She's also co-producing the new show and having a break with me as it goes. If you you want to find out more about the show we're working on go here: http://www.thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk
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GBA 265 Special: When Microphones Don't Work
In GBA 265 we get better acquainted with... well... it's hard to say really. This was recorded in 2012 for what I intended to make into a Lancaster special, but things didn't go entirely to plan. Mostly you get better acquainted with me and with my partner Jen and get an idea of why audio roadtrips are not something we are best suited to doing together. This is a shorter episode than most GBAs:. It starts in a train and ends in a graveyard. I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast Donating to GBA: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt Things mentioned: Steve: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-63-steve The Priory: http://lancasterpriory.org/ Coventry Special: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-64-coventry Cardiff Special: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-17-cardiff Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 264 Jen
In GBA 264 we get better acquainted with Jen. We talk about the things she wants to have done before turning 30, the process of working on yourself, the value of sharing true stories and attempting to live authentically and so much more. Despite working together as part of the Spark London team we had never really sat down and had a face to face conversation and we dive straight in with the big questions. Jen is a brilliant and active listener with a history of interviewing/documenting people and so I end up talking a lot! Jen Plugs: Spark: http://stories.co.uk/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: The Risk episode where I told my sex club story: http://risk-show.com/podcast/3177/ Body and Soul: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/body-soul Sex Worker Stories: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/special-sex-worker-stories Kevin Allison: https://twitter.com/TheKevinAllison Two Cathedrals: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/ff1da899-bf3e-481c-8f20-8d84d1e99e9b Bright Eyes - Bowl of Oranges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUym7n7fJTQ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 263 Neil From Arts Emergency
In GBA 263 we get better acquainted with Neil. We talk about the personal and political factors and influences that motivated him to co-created Arts Emergency, how Arts Emergency has impacted his life and the vital and important work the organisation does supporting and mentoring young people from less advantaged backgrounds to find their way into to arts and humanities. Arts Emergency is the grassroots ALTERNATIVE to old boy networks in arts, culture and higher education. For more information about what they do, how you can donate and how to become an AE mentor visit http://arts-emergency.org/ Neil Plugs: Arts Emergency: https://twitter.com/artsemergency I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: Candid Cafe: http://www.candidarts.com/sections/galleryandcafepages/candid_cafe.htm Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Tragic Christmas: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-christmas No Sweat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Sweat_(organisation) Josie Long: http://www.josielong.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 262 Miranda Kane
In GBA 262 we get better acquainted with Miranda Kane. We recorded this conversation at the Audible studios in London during the recording of her new audio sitcom Slaving Away which is a comedy about a cheerful and happy-go-lucky single girl who just happens to be a dominatrix that will be hitting your earways this August. We talk about making comedy about sex work and sex worker rights, why it took a while for her to realise she could fit into the world of stand-up comedy, not making fat people and sex workers into punchlines and lots more. We also talk about her show Coin Operated Girl which is back again at this year's PBH Free Fringe: https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/602895-the-coin-operated-girl/ For more about sex worker rights, decriminalization and sex worker led activism see: Sex Worker Open University: http://www.sexworkeropenuniversity.com/ Toni Mac: The Laws That Sex Workers Really Want: https://www.ted.com/talks/toni_mac_the_laws_that_sex_workers_really_want GBA 197 - Toni https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-197-toni Miranda Plugs: Slaving Away: https://www.amazon.com/Slaving-Away-Speaking-Audible-Original/dp/B010PRLWLI I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: Audible: http://www.audible.co.uk/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Spark SW podcasts: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/special-sex-worker-stories https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/more-sexworkerstories-truestoriestoldlive Coin Operated Girl: http://www.coinoperatedgirl.co.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 261 Rita
In GBA 261 we get better acquainted with Rita. She talks about why she came to the UK, how it feels to be a Polish person in London during Brexit, her play Girl Fag, performing stand-up, writing poetry, being othered, being a freelance artist, the difference between prolific and productive and lots more. Rita Plugs: Her featured slot at Rhymes with Orange on 28th July: http://orangesrhyme.com/ Sam Rhodes Comedy Explosion: https://www.facebook.com/SamRhodesCE/ And look out for The Job Stealers Podcast with The London Pole I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: GAP Salon: https://gapsalon.wordpress.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Amy Clare Tasker: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-192-amy-clare-tasker Girl Fag: https://twitter.com/hashtag/GirlfagThePlay?src=hash The Living Songbook: https://twitter.com/livingsongbook Rita's Poem about EUref: https://youtu.be/iTgPLie_ipQ Erasmus Exchange: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_Programme Agatha Christie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agatha_Christie Media Diversified: https://mediadiversified.org/ LBC German Woman: http://www.lbc.co.uk/im-so-scared-now-german-woman-hit-by-xenophobia-calls-james-in-tears-132971 Safety Pin: http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/safetypin-the-simple-way-to-show-solidarity-with-the-uks-immigrant-population--ZJzeRPz6kHW Tragedy plus time quote: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/257244-humor-is-tragedy-plus-time Michael Jackson - Jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbHI1yI1Ndk Rikki Beadle Blair: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikki_Beadle-Blair Arts Jobs: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 260 Tom
In GBA 260 we get better acquainted with Tom. Tom is a listener and podcaster who contacted me to meet up when he was in town. We talk about why he became interested in War Studies, how he ended up in journalism and why he makes The Muckheap podcast which offers an irreverent look at farming and countryside communities. We also discuss podcasting, language evolution, UK politics, free speech and lots more. Tom Plugs: His podcast, The Muckheap: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-muckheap/id1079767773?mt=2 I plug: Stand Up Tragedy Presents at the Dogstar, Brixton, 13th and 14th July, doors open 7.30pm PWYL: SUT: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ Z List Dead List Podcast: http://www.zlistdeadlist.com/ Iszi Lawrence: http://iszi.com/ Lapel Mic: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=lapel+mix&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-GBGB456GB456&oq=lapel+mix&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2j69i61l3.1694j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=lapel+mic John Keegan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Keegan Agincourt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Agincourt Waterloo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Waterloo Hardcore History: http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 259 Zoe And Gary
In GBA 259 we get even better acquainted with Zoe and Gary. They aren't the only people who are part of this conversation, one of their daughters and my partner Jen both make significant contributions. Zoe and Gary talk about how parenthood has impacted their domestic lives, their personal lives and their working lives, both in positive and negative ways. We discuss their different reactions to being parents, what it's like taking toddlers and babies to Live Action Role Playing events and the trials, tribulations, triumphs, traumas, mistakes and joys of parenting. The context of the conversation says as much about bringing up two very young children as anything we say. Don't worry, I edited out the vomiting! I plug: Stand Up Tragedy Presents at the Dogstar, Brixton, 13th and 14th July, doors open 7.30pm PWYL: SUT: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: (I will add links to all these later this week when I have a moment) Zoe: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-22-zoe Gary: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-152-gary 100th Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba100-1 Zoe Interview episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-77-the-coventry-years 200th Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba200 Brave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_(2012_film) Merida: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merida_(Disney) Nuggett: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-247-nugget Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 258 Felix Trench
In GBA 258 we get better acquainted with Felix Trench. He talks about Wooden Overcoats, Radioman, acting, writing, growing up in Brussels and studying at a European School, how he feels about the term expat, and what it was like being in the UK when terrorist attacks were taking place in the city he grew up in. This conversation was recorded before the referendum, I'm sure we would have had a very different conversation if we recorded now, brexit and other news events that have happened recently add interesting and poignant connotations to the conversation. Felix plugs: Poke In The Eye - Georgie Morell: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/poke-in-the-eye http://pokeintheeyeproductions.co.uk/ Wooden Overcoats: http://www.woodenovercoats.com/ Wooden Overcoasts Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1667942170/wooden-overcoats-season-2 I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt SUT: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk We mention: (I will add links to all these later this week when I have a moment) South Bank Sir Walter Lawson Wooden Overcoats Radioman Lear Aufeidensen Pet European baccalaureate Brussels Attacks Paris Attack 7/7 September 11 Charlie Hebdo Tintin Manneken Pis Tom Crowley Neil Gaiman Valkarie Alice Isn't Dead Beth Eyre Flanelettes James Hamilton Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 257 Tom Crowley
In GBA 257 we get better acquainted with Tom Crowley. He talks about Wooden Overcoats, Sad Faces, producing, acting and the difference between seriousness and solemnity amongst many other things. Tom plugs: Wooden Overcoats: http://www.woodenovercoats.com/ Wooden Overcoasts Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1667942170/wooden-overcoats-season-2 The Night: 23rd June https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=287998684881698 Crowley & Co: http://crowleynco.com/ @crowlynco: https://twitter.com/crowleynco I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt SUT: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: (I will add links to all these later this week when I have a moment) Spark London Felix Trench Sad Faces Brydie Lee-Kennedy Gods of Comedy Podcast Stand Up Tragedy It Get's Better Project Crowley & Co David K Barnes - How to Write A Sitcom Andy Goddard - How to Record A Radio Drama Tom Crowley - How to write comedy John Wakefield The Allusionist Helen Zaltzman Play and Record Victoria Lloyd Toby Wilson Jack Bernhart Rachel Lehman Rosie Fletcher Monty Python James Hamilton Vault Festival Awkward Ghost Oscar French Best Served Cold John Cleese on Creativity - German Company - knock knock jokes Stewart Lee John Humphreys Johnathan Ross - awards ceremony Stephen Fry - BAFTAs Germaine Greer Tom Hiddleston Ian McEwan Richard O'Brien Self Pity Beth Air Zoot Alore Theatre Drayton Trench Welcome to Nightvale Thrilling Adventure Hour Radio 4 Itunes Best of 2015 Horse and Stables - waterloo Micheal Longey Kieran Hodgkon Mary Beth Merosa The Night Finbury Theatre Sadiq Kahn Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 256 Maggy Whitehouse
In GBA 256 we get better acquainted with Maggy Whitehouse. She talks about becoming an ordained catholic priest, becoming a comedian, combining teaching from different spiritual traditions and scholarships, interpretations of faith and the bible, her views on bereavement and healing, love and forgiveness and so much more, including an argument for why god is a woman and a lesser known definition of what adulatory means. Content note: death, terminal illness, cancer, murder Maggy plugs: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maggy.whitehouse Website: http://maggywhitehouse.com/ YouTube vids: http://www.youtube.com/maggywhitehouse Amazon page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maggy-Whitehouse/e/B00288YAXA I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt SUT: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk We mention: Shakespeare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare Book of Job: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Job Niels Bohr: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr Caroline Myss/ Woundology: https://www.nytimes.com/books/first/m/myss-heal.html Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/non-hodgkins-lymphoma/Pages/Definition.aspx Bruce Lipton: https://www.brucelipton.com Moors Murder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moors_murders Lily Tomlin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Tomlin Biology of Belief: https://www.brucelipton.com/books/biology-of-belief Frank Skinner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Skinner Old Comedian Of The Year: http://www.museumofcomedy.com/whats_on/old_comedian_of_the_year/ Huffington Post Blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/maggy-whitehouse/ Elizabeth Gilbert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Gilbert Eat Pray Love: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eat,_Pray,_Love Nevell Goddard - free nevell dot com The Muses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Muses Thalia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalia_(Muse) Calliope: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calliope A Woman's Worth: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Womans-Worth-Divine-Feminine-Hebrew/dp/1780998341 Anubis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anubis Azariah: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-243-azariah Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 255 James Ross
In GBA 255 we get better acquainted with James Ross. He talks about the differences between stand up and improv, the process of crafting comedy and developing as a performer, why he created Quantum Leopard, the relationship between audiences and performers, organising a tour of people's front rooms and more. James plugs: Quantum Leopard: https://www.facebook.com/groups/166172153722808/?fref=ts Rusty quill: http://rustyquill.com/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jamesrosscomedy I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt SUT: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk We mention: ASMR: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response Hayley: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-9-hayley Apples for Everyone: https://soundcloud.com/applesforeveryone The Reactionaries: https://soundcloud.com/thereactionaries Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Ira Glass on taste and talent: https://vimeo.com/85040589 This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ Harv: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-173-harv Richard Tyrone Jones: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-tyrone-jones Man Man video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrkzY72Vzq8&ab_channel=beeczar66 PBH Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ Hoopla: http://www.hooplaimpro.com/ Kate Smurthwaite: http://www.katesmurthwaite.co.uk/ Chris Coltrane: http://www.chriscoltrane.co.uk/index.html Austentatious: http://austentatiousimpro.com/ And so many other things that I can't links to all of them into the amount of characters soundcloud allows! Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 254 Kirby
In GBA 254 we get better acquainted with Kirby. She talks volunteering to help with crisis management during Hurricane Sandy and in the current refugee crisis, Mommy Blogging, growing up within the counter culture, being a parent and activist during Occupy Wall Street, true storytelling and more. This conversation takes place on a walk around a historic cemetery on a lovely sunny spring day. Kirby plugs: Blog Authentic: http://www.blogauthentic.com/ @kirbyarmour: https://twitter.com/kirbyamour Sending Kirby links to great content and signing up for the mailing list: http://www.kirbyamour.com/ I plug: Spark London Refuaid Appeal/Get Matt Hill on GBA: http://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/sparkrefuaid What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt SUT: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk We mention: Abney Park Cemetery: http://www.abneypark.org/ Spark: http://stories.co.uk/ The Moth: https://themoth.org/ Elna Baker: https://twitter.com/elnabaker Elna Baker's Spark Performance: http://stories.co.uk/podcasts/losing-my-religionvirginity-elna-baker-true-stories-live-in-london-2/ This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ Spark Refugee stories: http://stories.co.uk/podcasts/escape-a-refuaid-special-true-stories-live-2/ http://stories.co.uk/podcasts/escape-ii-a-refuaid-special-2/ Parents of the Revolution: http://www.parentsoftherevolution.com/ Mayor Bloomberg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bloomberg Zucotti Park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuccotti_Park Occupy Wall Street: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Wall_Street Hurricane Sandy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Sandy Red Hook: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hook,_New_York Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.uk/ Janis Joplin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin Woodstock: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock Bob Dylan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan The Band: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Band Levon Helm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levon_Helm CBGB: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBGB Justified: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justified_(TV_series) And so many other things that I can't links to all of them into the amount of characters soundcloud allows! Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 253 Lee
In GBA 253 we get better acquainted with Lee. He talks about echoes, resonance, the odd and the peculiar, class, out-liars, refrigeration, grammar and so much more. And framing and infusing all parts of this conversion are words, music, art, ideas, performance and a passionate assessment and defense of the possibilities of education. Lee plugs: His two books which can be purchased from him at gigs Utter Lutonia: 6th June: Hat Factory: https://www.facebook.com/events/699455260195361/ Whats on Luton Culture: http://www.lutonculture.com/whats-on/whats-on/2016/06/02/utter-lutonia-11/1874/ I plug: Spark London Refuaid Appeal/Get Matt Hill on GBA: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/sparkrefuaid What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt SUT: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk We mention: Richard Tyrone Jones: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-tyrone-jones Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ John Copper Clarke: http://johncooperclarke.com/ SATS: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/apr/29/more-than-30000-people-sign-petition-to-boycott-year-2-sats Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ And so many other things that I can't links to all of them into the amount of characters soundcloud allows! Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 252 Girl on the Net
In GBA 252 we get better acquainted with Girl on the Net. I talk to her about sex, anonymity, blogging, masculinity, porn, feminism, anxiety and more. She discusses why she started sex blogging, the realities of your blog becoming your job, how her politics and feelings around sex, sexuality and gender have changed and expanded as a result of talking sex online, and how laws around porn and internet regulation would effect her ability to do what she does. GotN plugs: HER NEW BOOK: How A Bad Girl Fell In Love: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Net-How-Fell-Love/dp/1910536571 HER FIRST BOOK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Net-Not-So-Shameful-Sex-Secrets-ebook/dp/B00CU86FDG HER WEBSITE: Girl on the Net: https://www.girlonthenet.com HER TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/girlonthenet I plug: Spark London Refuaid Appeal/Get Matt Hill on GBA: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/sparkrefuaid What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt SUT: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk We mention: SWOU: http://www.sexworkeropenuniversity.com/ Guest Post for GOTN: https://www.girlonthenet.com/2015/05/29/guest-blog-what-do-men-think-about-patriarchy/ Kink: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kink_(sexual) Sex Positive Movement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex-positive_movement Dan Savage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Savage GGG: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savage_Love#GGG GOTN on domestic chores: https://www.girlonthenet.com/2014/10/08/washing-up-feminist-issue-chore-wars/ Lost Girls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Girls Alan Moore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore Porn Blocking/Banning Laws: http://pandorablake.com/blog https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2014/dec/05/uk-pornography-law-scientific-perspective-children-safety Stuart Taylor: http://www.chainbear.com/ Greetings Cards: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChainBearShop Fetish: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_fetishism Pegging: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pegging OK Cupid: https://www.okcupid.com/ Consensual Non Consent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consent_(BDSM)#Consensual_non-consent BDSM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BDSM Nordic Model/Decriminalization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJRBx0JjM_M Dean Burnett: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/dean-burnett Article on Ashley Madison: https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2015/aug/24/ashley-madison-hack-victims-deserve-punished Eroticon: http://writesexright.com/eroticon-2015-2/ Vice: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 251 David Lee Morgan
In GBA 251 we get better acquainted with David Lee Morgan. He talks science, love, revolution, violence, art, history, activism, politics and so much more. In the conversation we trace his creative and political development over the course of his life, how he became an American revolutionary communist who spits words in the UK, and how that relates to where he has come from, the places, people and events he has encountered on the way. David plugs: Science, Love at Revolution on 24th May: https://www.facebook.com/events/1016837591729123/ Text of the show: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Science-Love-Revolution-David-Morgan/dp/149125694X davidword: http://www.davidword.com The Other Side of the Flood (Free Fringe 2016): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U17N5gY9Tj0 I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt SUT: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk We mention: FF Album: David's track: https://pbhfreefringespokenword.bandcamp.com/track/duh-mockracy Crosby, Stills and Nash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosby,_Stills,_Nash_%26_Young David Hilliard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hilliard Black Panthers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party Nixon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon Invasion of Cambodia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_Campaign Vietnam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_Campaign Kent /Jackson murders: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_State_killings Stalin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin Marx: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Marx Lenin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Lenin Conspectus on Hagel: https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1914/cons-logic/ Hot Autumn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Autumn Dallas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_(1978_TV_series) Rodney King: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_King Trump: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump Hitler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler Joe Cocker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Cocker LSD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysergic_acid_diethylamide Socialist Workers Party: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_Workers_Party_(United_States) International Socialists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Socialists_(United_States) Seattle Liberation Front: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Liberation_Front Chicago Conspiracy Trial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Seven Abbie Hoffman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbie_Hoffman Bobby Seale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Seale John Coltrane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Coltrane Lenin: The State and Revolution (PDF): Lenin: The State and Revolution Anti-War Demo - Iraq War: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_15,_2003,_anti-war_protests Revolutionary Communist Party: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Communist_Party,_USA Medea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medea_(play) Euripides: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euripides Iran Hostage Crisis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_hostage_crisis Khomeini: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruhollah_Khomeini Teach-in: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teach-in CIA/Chile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Chilean_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat Russian Revolution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Revolution Chinese Revolution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Communist_Revolution The Cultural Revolution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Revolution Mao: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Zedong Thatcher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher Reagan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan Alain Badiou: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_Badiou Paris 1968: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_events_in_France BLM: http://blacklivesmatter.com/ St Augustine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_of_Hippo
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GBA Live 18 - James Hamilton
In this special GBA Live recorded at the Old Red Lion Theatre as part of Radioman Lates I get better acquainted with James Hamilton. http://www.jameshamiltoncomedy.co.uk/ http://www.casualviolencecomedy.co.uk/ We talk comedy, writing, Casual Violence!, Hector Vs. The Future, Truncated Nightmare Hour, drama, darkness and lots more in what is half a conversation and half an existential Kafkaesque trial. James plugs: Hector Vs. The Future: Live recordings of episode 3 and 4 on 16th May at Etcetera Theatre Camden: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767282563491514/ I plug: Get Matt Hill on GBA by donating to the Spark RefuAid appeal: http://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/sparkrefuaid Donate to GBA: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 250 Natalie
In GBA 250 we get better acquainted with Natalie. She shares some of her personal story and talks about her faith and her feminism, we compare notes on patriarchy and masculinity and discuss some areas we disagree on. Content note: Discussion of child sexual abuse, rape, violence against women, self-harm, PTSD and domestic violence. Natalie plugs: Emailing her if you want to have a conversation with her about the areas and issues discussed: natalie.collins[at]dayprogramme.org I plug: What Sex Worker's Want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJRBx0JjM_M Toni: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-197-toni Get Matt Hill on GBA by donating to the Spark RefuAid appeal: http://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/sparkrefuaid Live GBA @ Radioman Lates: http://www.facebook.com/events/1400049843627973/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Twitter: twitter.com/goosefat101 Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: God Loves Women: https://twitter.com/god_loves_women DAY Programme: http://www.dayprogramme.org/ Christian Feminist Network: https://christianfeministnetwork.com/ PTSD: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/ Gender Reconciliation International: http://www.genderreconciliationinternational.org/ Apartheid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apartheid Female Genital Mutilation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_mutilation MRAs: http://www.buzzfeed.com/adamserwer/how-mens-rights-leader-paul-elam-turned-being-a-deadbeat-dad Universal Basic Income: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income End Demand/The Nordic Model/The Swedish Model: http://www.sexworkeropenuniversity.com/blog/swou-statement-on-poverty-sex-work-and-the-swedish-model-poverty-is-objectifying-demeaning-and-coercive1 Radical Feminism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_feminism Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 249 Mark Dean Quinn
In GBA 249 we get better acquainted with Mark Dean Quinn. He talks about trying not to make people laugh, making people laugh, the art of flyering, having a complicated relationship with audiences, how being in recovery from gambling addiction and going fly fishing with his father have both influenced him to make to the kind of comedy he makes and feeling truly himself inside the transitory space that is Edinburgh during festival season. Mark plugs: Going and doing something you've been putting off His most recent show was called Observation Without Comedy and you can find him at: https://twitter.com/markdeanquinn I plug: Get Matt Hill on GBA by donating to the Spark RefuAid appeal: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/sparkrefuaid Live GBA @ Radioman Lates: http://www.facebook.com/events/1400049843627973/ Radioman: http://www.facebook.com/events/1739174112978825/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/goosefat101 Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: All You Read Is Love: http://www.allyoureadislove.com/ Richard Tyrone Jones: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-tyrone-jones Frog Morris: http://www.frogmorris.net/ Radcliffe Royds: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes Ben Target: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-92-ben-target Banshee Labyrinth: http://www.thebansheelabyrinth.com/ PBH Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ Duchamp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Duchamp Urinal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_(Duchamp) Joseph Beuys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Beuys The Vanishing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vanishing_(1988_film) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 248 James Harris
In GBA 248 we get better acquainted with James. He talks about learning languages, writing and reading stories, telling jokes, the balance between optimism and pessimism, the relationship between suffering and hope, the process of growing up, seeing Berlin through the eyes of an outsider among many other things. James plugs: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesharrisnow Blog: https://shoeleatherexpress.org/ Film: The Village in the Morning: https://www.facebook.com/thevillageinthemorning/ I plug: Live GBA @ Radioman Lates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1400049843627973/ Radioman: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739174112978825/ Wooden Overcoats: http://www.woodenovercoats.com/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/goosefat101 Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: Paula: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-194-paula-varjack Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Hackney Picture House: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse Hackney Attic: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/Whats_On?filter=Attic Never Mind the Fullstops/Poetry Goes Pop: http://varjackandsimpson.tumblr.com/poetrygoespop Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Schopenhauer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Schopenhauer Kafka: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kafka Beckett: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Beckett American Adventure: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Adventure_Theme_Park David Eddings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Eddings The Losers: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/110689.The_Losers Conrad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_conrad Sherlock Holmes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes Camus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Camus Dostoyevsky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyodor_Dostoyevsky Tolstoy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolstoy,_Leo_Nikolayevich The Lord of the Rings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings War and Peace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_and_Peace Crime and Punishment: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_and_Punishment Mean Machine - 200AD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_Machine_Angel So You Think Your Funny: http://soyouthinkyourefunny.co.uk/ Kafka monkey story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Report_to_an_Academy Brian Eno: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_eno Wim Venders: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wim_Wenders Wings of Desire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_of_Desire Faraway, So Close: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraway,_So_Close! Rossellini, - Germany in Year Zero: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany,_Year_Zero Rhodes Must Fall: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodes_Must_Fall Josie Long: http://www.josielong.com/ James @ SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-autumn-tragic-fall Workers Fight: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workers%27_Fight Militant Labour: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militant_Labour UKIP: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKIP Francis Bacon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Bacon Trump: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump Corbyn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Corbyn Hamas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamas Fail Better Podcast: http://varjackandsimpson.tumblr.com/fail-better The day after the election: http://www.londonfieldsradio.co.uk/2015/05/10/fail-better-podcast-episode-4-dave-pickering-james-harris-election-special/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 247 Nugget
GBA 247 is a Getting Better Acquainted special where I'm joined by my partner Jen to discuss an intense and short-lived friendship that we experienced on our recent 15-year-anniversary. If you like dogs then this episode is probably for you, if you aren't keen on dogs then maybe this episode will help you understand something about the experiences of dog lovers, or at least neurotic ones who over think things. You can find Jen here: http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/ Or here: http://www.twitter.com/jadamthwaite Here are her complete GBA episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes I plug: Spark: www.stories.co.uk What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: Battersea Dogs Home: http://www.battersea.org.uk/ All Dogs Matter: http://alldogsmatter.co.uk/ Our Warwickshire: http://www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk/content/blog/meet-dave-pickering-warwickshire-storyteller Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 246 Lauren
In GBA 246 we get better acquainted with Lauren. We talk telling stories, cultivating awkward moments, living in the grey areas, the cracks in things, running away to join the circus band, calling yourself a comedian, attempting to make a living from making art, the poetics of failure and being excited among many other things. You also get to hear her singing a really lovely song. Lauren plugs: 4th - 7th May Sad Siren Present: I Love You Will You Mary Me: http://theatredelicatessen.co.uk/js_events/sad-siren-present-i-love-you-will-u-marry-me/ Sad Siren Theatre: http://www.sadsirentheatre.co.uk/ https://twitter.com/sadsirentheatre Circus Central: http://www.circuscentral.co.uk/ Alphabetti Theatre: http://www.alphabettitheatre.co.uk/ Theatre Deli North: https://twitter.com/MoorDeli North East Circus Network: https://www.facebook.com/North-East-Circus-Music-Network-389796537880952/ Tatters Catman and the Infinite Broken Sequins: https://soundcloud.com/tatters-catman Twitter: https://twitter.com/lstone345 Her song can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/laurenstone1 I plug: Spark: http://www.stories.co.uk What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/goosefat101 Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: Tamer Kattan: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-13-tamer-kattan Canal Cafe Theatre: http://www.canalcafetheatre.com/ Exmouth Market Theatre: http://stories.co.uk/locations/exmouth-market-theatre/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Lauren at Spark: http://www.podcastchart.com/podcasts/spark-london/episodes/best-of-spark-5-tamer-kattan Lauren at SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/selected-tragedy-vol-9-tragicomedy Fairystory: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-winter-act-1-tragic-fairytales Song By Song: http://www.songbysongpodcast.com/ Martin Austwick: http://www.martinzaltzaustwick.com/ Sam Pay: https://twitter.com/sampay Tamer at SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-edinburgh-2014-a-tragic The Poetics of Failure: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Performance-Theatre-Poetics-Failure-Bailes/dp/0415585651 The Seagull: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seagull Turkish Delight: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_delight Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 245 Jonathan Chapman
In GBA 245 I talk to Jonathan Chapman about his concept Emotionally Durable Design. This conversation is a departure from the usual format and tone of the show and was recorded as part of the development of Episode 9 of The Restart Project Podcast. Jonathan Chapman: https://twitter.com/iamjchapman Emotionally Durable Design: http://emotionallydurabledesign.com/ The Restart Project: http://restartproject.org/ The Restart Project Podcast: https://therestartproject.org/podcast/ Episode 9 on Resonance FM: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/the-restart-project-22nd-march-2016/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 244 Alison Phipps
In GBA 244 we get better acquainted with Alison Phipps. She talks about her roundabout route to becoming an academic, how her politics have changed and grown over time, researching lad culture, sexual violence and reproductive rights, the dialectics of feminism, including sex worker and trans rights within feminism, how institutions work and the way that music and singing have framed and shaped her life. Content note: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault, rape and violence. Alison plugs: Blog: https://genderate.wordpress.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/alisonphipps Pastachips: https://twitter.com/pastachips I plug: What do sex workers want?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJRBx0JjM_M Toni Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-197-toni What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/goosefat101 Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: (Re)theorising laddish masculinities: https://t.co/XVhIziHi5e Elmhurst Ballet School: http://www.elmhurstdance.co.uk/ Manchester University: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/ The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age, Alison Phipps, 2014: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Politics-Body-Neoliberal-Neoconservative/dp/0745648886 Radical Feminism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_feminism Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Intersectional Feminism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality Dialectics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectic Sex Worker Open University: http://www.sexworkeropenuniversity.com/ Shula Firestone - Dialectics of Sex: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dialectic_of_Sex Carceral Feminism: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/10/against-carceral-feminism/ Prison Abolition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_abolition_movement Restorative Justice: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restorative_justice Survivors Network: http://www.survivorsnetwork.org.uk/ Stoya/ James Deen: http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/dec/04/how-stoya-took-on-james-deen-and-broke-the-porn-industrys-silence Unilad: http://www.unilad.co.uk/ Gamergate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate_controversy Steve Dempster: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/educational-research/about-us/people/steven-dempster NUS Report Lad Culture: http://www.nus.org.uk/Global/Campaigns/That's%20what%20she%20said%20full%20report%20Final%20web.pdf 50 Shades is Abuse: https://twitter.com/50shadesabuse Germaine Greer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germaine_Greer Female Eunach: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Female_Eunuch Janice Raymond: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janice_Raymond Andrea Dworkin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Dworkin Brownmiller: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Brownmiller McKinnon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharine_MacKinnon Baudrillard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Baudrillard Focualt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault Lean In: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_In Fawcett Feminism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fawcett_Society Centre for Gender Studies: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/gender/ Solidarity With Sex Workers: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/broadcast/read/31323 Kimberle Crenshaw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberl%C3%A9_Williams_Crenshaw Hamilton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_(musical) Prince: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_(musician) REM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.E.M. Nirvana: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_(band) Pearl Jam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Jam Stone Temple Pilots: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Temple_Pilots The other Alison Phipps: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/08/hosting-refugees-in-my-home-migration-crisis Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 243 Azariah
In GBA 243 we get better acquainted with Azariah. He talks about being a father, a husband, a priest, a runner and a storyteller. We talk about race, religion, podcasts, comics, questions and how sharing true stories can bring people together. The conversation ranges from Ecclesiastes to The Incredible Hulk, from Aesop's Fables to personal recollections, as we investigate stories, communication and shapeshifting. Azariah plugs: The Shapeshifters: http://www.theshapeshifters.org/ I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/goosefat101 Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Church of England: https://www.churchofengland.org/ Park Run: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/ St Paul's Cathedral: https://www.stpauls.co.uk/ Multicultural Minds: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/multiculturalminds-truestorieslive Mind in Haringey: http://www.mindinharingey.org.uk/ Ecclesiastes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesiastes Revelations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Revelation Incredible Hulk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulk_(comics) Knightrider: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_Rider_(1982_TV_series) Spider-man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man Marvel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Comics Aesop's Fables: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesop%27s_Fables Wind and the Sun: http://www.bartleby.com/17/1/60.html Stan Lee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Lee Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 242 Maco
In GBA 242 we get better acquainted with Maco. He describes a life spent with sound, from free parties, to roadying, to speech radio, to music; from hiding with the music equipment at school to listening to his voice in an Anechoic Chamber. We also cover being a father, how travelling and background influences your accent and the importance of wilderness years. This conversation was recorded in Studio 2 at the community radio station where he works. Maco plugs: 5th March - 24 Hour Broadcast - Reverbathon: https://www.facebook.com/events/563823997108936/ macohibs on twitter: https://twitter.com/macohibs Website: http://macoaudio.co.uk/ I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/goosefat101 Donating: http://bit.ly/1LUtbKt We mention: Irvine Welsh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvine_Welsh Ian Rankin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Rankin Hibs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernian_F.C. Hearts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Midlothian_F.C. Brighton Bears: http://brightonbearweekend.com/ Radio Reverb: http://www.radioreverb.com/ Remember You're A Womble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIxkqoNi8I4 Second Summer of Love: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Summer_of_Love Pure/Sativa: http://markterrylush.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/pure-most-mental-club-in-history.html http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2014/01/nightclubbing-pure-scotland Detroit Techno: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_techno Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/ Sex Pistols: http://www.sexpistolsofficial.com/ Joy Division: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Division University of Brighton: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/index.aspx 6 Music: http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music Late Junction: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tp52 Radiolab Criticism: http://hyphenmagazine.com/blog/2012/10/22/science-racism-radiolabs-treatment-hmong-experience Cbeebies Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Ministry of Stories: show http://bit.ly/1LUv2iD Ministry of Stories: org http://ministryofstories.org Jenni Murray: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenni_Murray Terry Saunders: http://www.terrysaunders.co.uk/ Listen with Mother: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listen_with_Mother Out in Brighton: http://www.radioreverb.com/shows/out-in-brighton HIV Happy Hour: http://www.radioreverb.com/shows/HIV-Happy-Hour Refugee Radio: http://www.radioreverb.com/shows/refugee-radio Carousel Radio: http://www.radioreverb.com/shows/shut-up-listen English Disco Lovers: http://www.radioreverb.com/shows/English-DiscoLovers EDL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Defence_League Resonance: https://www.resonancefm.com/ The Restart Project: https://therestartproject.org/podcast/ Resonance Extra: https://extra.resonance.fm/ The Artist Taxi Driver: https://www.youtube.com/user/chunkymark Taxi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxi_(2015_film) Non Linear Hearing: http://bit.ly/1LUw8La Anechoic Chamber: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anechoic_chamber Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ Soundcloud's trouble: http://www.factmag.com/2016/02/11/soundcloud-financial-report-44m-losses/ Feedburner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FeedBurner Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 241 Vera Chok
In GBA 241 we get better acquainted with Vera Chok. We struggle through a little bit of social awkwardness to get into a great conversation about acting, writing, performance, identity, race and sex. The conversation grapples with perception, the self, image, shame and the body which makes it sound a bit worthy and pretentious which it very much is not! Vera plugs: The Good Immigrant: https://unbound.co.uk/books/the-good-immigrant Short Story coming up (in the future) on The Toast: http://the-toast.net/ Charles Adrian Gillot: http://charlesadrian.typepad.com/ Page One: http://www.pageonepodcast.com/ Muselings: http://muselings.uk/ I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk We mention: PBH Spoken Word Album: https://pbhfreefringespokenword.bandcamp.com/album/a-maze-of-breaths-spoken-word-at-pbhs-free-fringe Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ Peter Buckley Hill's GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-8-peter-buckley-hill LAMDA: https://www.lamda.org.uk/ Enid Blyton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enid_Blyton Samantha Mann: http://mssamanthamann.com/ Arts Admin: http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/ People Show Studios: http://www.run-riot.com/venue/people-show-studios Adrian's GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-162-adrian Stacey Makishi: http://www.stacymakishi.com/ Bryony Kimmings: http://www.bryonykimmings.com/ Greg Woehead: https://gregwohead.com/ The New Year Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-new-focus Peter Morris: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Morris_(playwright) Wikipedia entry on Vera: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Chok Wallace Shawn's The Fever: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Shawn Krystian Godlewski: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5395388/ Cameryn Moore's GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-215-cameryn-moore Brautigan Bookclub: https://thebrautiganbookclub.wordpress.com/ Richard Brautigan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Brautigan Chimerica: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimerica_(play) Diverse December: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/07/diverse-december-creators-expand-social-media-campaign-readdiverse2016 Kin Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/kin-podcast Vera and Anna on Kin: https://soundcloud.com/kin-podcast/kin-3-oh-shit-im-not-white Nikesh Shukla: http://www.nikesh-shukla.com/ Sense 8: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sense8 Samantha's GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-16-ms-samantha-mann I Love Being Asked About My Sexual Desires — But I Just Can’t Answer: http://www.theestablishment.co/2015/12/30/why-cant-i-ask-for-what-i-want-in-bed/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 240 Micheal Brunstrom
In GBA 240 we get better acquainted with Michael Brunstrom. As we walk between Angel Islington and Victoria Park we improvise a conversation that pulls at the strands of what drives Michael to make the kind of comedy he does. We talk fringe theatre, enthusiasms, generalisations, milieus, breaking up with improv, the truth behind the surreal and so much more. I plug: Stand Up Tragedy Presents on Thursday Feb 18th at the Dogstar Brixton: Stand Up Tragedy Presents on 18th Feb: http://www.facebook.com/events/1129825877029165/ Michael plugs: Leicester Comedy Festival: The Hay Wain Reloaded 20th Feb Heroes at the criterion at 3.30pm http://www.michaelbrunstrom.co.uk We mention: Steve Roe: http://www.hooplaimpro.com/about-steve-roe.html Improvised Greek Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/stand-up-tragedy-19 Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk James Ross: https://twitter.com/jamesrosscomedy Sofie Hagen: http://www.sofiehagen.com/ Mark Dean Quinn: https://twitter.com/markdeanquinn Jeremy Clarkson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Clarkson The Golden Age of Steam: https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/490260-michael-brunstrom-the-golden-age-of-steam/ Myself and Micheal performing at SUT in 2015: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-spring-act-1-tragic-beginnings Darren Walsh: http://darrenwalsh.co.uk/ Bec Hill: http://www.bechillcomedian.com/ Pun Run: http://www.thepunrun.com/ In the Dark Radio: http://www.inthedarkradio.org/ Nina Garthwaite: http://www.inthedarkradio.org/nina-garthwaite-founding-director/ In the Dark Residency: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba-live-the-invisible-picture Ken Campbell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Campbell Cottesloe Theatre: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/backstage/cottesloe-theatre National Theatre Illuminatus!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminatus! Robert Anton Wilson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Anton_Wilson The Warp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Warp_(play) Neil Oram: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Oram Furtive Nudist,Jamais Vu, Pigspur: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bald-Trilogy-Recollections-Pigspurt-Happiness/dp/0413690806 Pidgin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin Macbeth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbeth Torriano Meeting House: https://torrianomeetinghouse.wordpress.com/ Josh Darcy: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1591591/ School of Night: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_School_of_Night Zoot Lynam: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0528209/ Chris Langham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Langham Justin Bieber: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Bieber Sophocles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophocles Oresteia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oresteia Antigone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigone_(Sophocles_play) Rosemary Branch Theatre: http://www.rosemarybranch.com/ Time Out: http://www.timeout.com/london Ricardo Pinto: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricardo_Pinto Hope and Anchor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hope_and_Anchor,_Islington John Stahl: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0821471/ Almeida: http://www.almeida.co.uk/whats-on Battersea Arts Centre: https://www.bac.org.uk/ Yes And... : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes,_and... John Luke Roberts: http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/j/291/john-luke_roberts Victoria Park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Park,_London Bethnal Green: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethnal_Green John Constable: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Constable The Hay Wain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hay_Wain Islington: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islington Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 239 Njambi McGrath
In GBA 239 we get better acquainted with Njambi McGrath. She talks about how the sudden death of her father forced her to confront a past she'd left behind and begin a journey of discovery into personal and cultural history she knew little about. We talk about making comedy out of dark topics, the effects of colonialism on the continent of Africa (particularly on Kenya where Njambi is from) and how the west views and distorts the lives of people from African countries. Njambi will be previewing her new show in a double bill with my solo show at Stand Up Tragedy Presents on Feb 18th at the Dogstar Brixton: Stand Up Tragedy Presents on 18th Feb: http://www.facebook.com/events/1129825877029165/ Listen to a sneak preview of the preview in this episode of the Spark True Stories Live Podcast: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/multiculturalminds-truestorieslive Njambi plugs: Her Blog: http://www.njambimcgrathcomedy.co.uk/#!blog/c1o4u Her website: http://www.njambimcgrath.co.uk Her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Njambi-McGrath-comedy-211852255541445/ Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/njambi1 Her Instagram: https://instagram.com/thehotafrican Look out for her book and her new show A Last Dance With My Father We mention: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Pulp Fiction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulp_Fiction Concentration Camps in Kenya: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_Detention_Camps_during_the_Mau_Mau_Uprising Gay Ugandan King: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100256386/it-was-homophobia-not-homosexuality-that-was-introduced-to-uganda-by-europeans/ Scott Lively: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Lively King Leopold II: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_II_of_Belgium Live Aid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Aid Comic Relief: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Relief Bill and Melinda Gates: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/ Dr Leakey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Leakey Nairobi Museum: http://www.museums.or.ke/content/blogcategory/11/17/ Idi Armin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idi_Amin Kampala: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampala Mau Mau: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau_Mau_Uprising Kikuyu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikuyu_people Maassi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maasai_people World Bank: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank Margaret Thatcher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 238 Sarah #2
In GBA 238 we get even better acquainted with Sarah. She returns to the show to talk about being a pianist, performer, inventor and mum. We cover the process of composing an album made with a recreated and adapted piano and her new theatre about the experience of being a mother. It's a conversation of two parts, recorded in two different locations and two different times. Part of the original is lost and so it's partly a conversation about a lost conversation. Sarah plugs: Her website: http://sarahnicolls.com/ Talk To Me: http://sarahnicolls.com/in-our-hands/ NEW ALBUM Digital Download from 12th February: http://sarahnicolls.com/album/ Moments of Weightlessness: http://sarahnicolls.com/moments/ I plug: Donating to GBA: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4RCU5NHZURXUL Stand Up Tragedy Presents on 18th Feb: http://www.facebook.com/events/1129825877029165/ We mention: Paul Simon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Simon Grovesnor Hotel: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Grovesnor+hotel&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-GBGB456GB456&oq=Grovesnor+hotel&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.4425j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8 Richard: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-episodes Sarah 1: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-5-sarah Percy Granger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Grainger Henry Cowell - Aeolian Harp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVJDyfY0siM John Cage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cage George Crumb: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Crumb Confusion is the beginning of wisdom is Socrates: http://www.all-famous-quotes.com/Socrates_quotes.html Hitchcock: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock Suspense quote: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/728496-there-is-a-distinct-difference-between-suspense-and-surprise-and Hypnobirthing: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnobirthing?redirect=no Breach Birth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breech_birth Sonia: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-51-sonia Water birth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_birth Call The Midwife: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0118t80 Brunel: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/ Nick Cave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Cave David Bowie Blackstar: http://davidbowie.com/blackstar/ Writing Begins With Forgiveness: http://sevenscribes.com/writing-begins-with-forgiveness-why-one-of-the-most-common-pieces-of-writing-advice-is-wrong/ Felix's Machines: http://felixsmachines.com/ Ten Hertz: http://tenhertz.com/ Radio 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3 In Tune: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tp0c Leafcutter John: http://leafcutterjohn.com/ Stockhausen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlheinz_Stockhausen Luke Jerram - Play Me I'm Yours: http://www.streetpianos.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 237 Muffy Hunter
In GBA 237 we get better acquainted with Muffy. We met in a pub in Brighton to have an in depth conversation about fandom, fan fic and slash fic. We cover how Muffy came to fandom, community, shame, enthusiasm,. ethics and politics, art and artistry, gender and sexuality, working through trauma, how texts, fanfic and fans relate to each other, representation and so much more. Muffy plugs: Slash Night 12th Feb: http://www.marlboroughtheatre.org.uk/event/slash-night-4/ I plug: Donating to GBA: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4RCU5NHZURXUL How To Be Fat: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-how-to-be-fat Stand Up Tragedy Presents on 18th Feb: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129825877029165/ We mention: Tragic Spring: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-spring Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Mathilda Gregory: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-221-mathilda-gregory Tragic Bodies: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-spring-act-2-tragic-bodies Slash Night: https://slashnight.wordpress.com/ Fan Fic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_fiction Slash Fic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_fiction NME: http://www.nme.com/ Manic Street Preachers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manic_Street_Preachers Meet Cute: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_cute Kink: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kink_(sexual) Cisgender: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisgender Sherlock: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_(TV_series) Sherlock and FanFic: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/01/sherlock-and-adventure-overzealous-fanbase Heteronormative: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heteronormativity Queerbaiting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queer_baiting Sherlock Season 3 Episode 1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Empty_Hearse Supernatural: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernatural_(U.S._TV_series) Ginger Snaps: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_Snaps_(film) Queer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queer Non-Binary: http://gender.wikia.com/wiki/Non-binary Captain America: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_America Bucky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucky Marvel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Comics Slash Night Image: http://brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/event/slash-night-3/ Hannibal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal_(TV_series) Silence of the Lambs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silence_of_the_Lambs_(film) Thomas Harris: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Harris Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/ BDSM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BDSM Joss Whedon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Whedon "Jossed": http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Jossed Everything is A Remix: http://everythingisaremix.info/ Kieron Gillen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kieron_Gillen Young Avengers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Avengers#Volume_2 Mads Mikkelsen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mads_Mikkelsen Archive of Our Own: https://archiveofourown.org/ Room of One's Own: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Room_of_One%27s_Own Dobby Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 236 Darcie
In GBA 236 struggling against the background sound and a few other things I do my best to we get better acquainted with Darcie. In an increasingly noisy pub we talk about studying journalism, creativity, careers, feminism, fashion, the social media landscape and more. This episode was recorded a year ago and I am sure we have both changed and developed our thoughts since then! Darcie plugs: Hiring her: http://www.twitter.com/DarcieTF I plug: Donating to GBA: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4RCU5NHZURXUL Stand Up Tragedy Presents on 18th Feb: http://www.facebook.com/events/1129825877029165/ We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Ewa: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-140-ewa Intersectional Feminism: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10572435/Intersectional-feminism.-What-the-hell-is-it-And-why-you-should-care.html TERF: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Trans-exclusionary_radical_feminism bell hooks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks Kimberlé Crenshaw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberl%C3%A9_Williams_Crenshaw Alice In Wonderland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Adventures_in_Wonderland The Hobbit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hobbit UniLad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UniLad Lad Bible: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=lad+bible&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-GBGB456GB456&oq=lad+bible+&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3860j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8 Fake house of commons votes pictures: http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/trust-social-media-mainstream-press-bbc.html Britain First: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain_First Richard Dawkins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawkins No More Page 3: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_More_Page_3 The Sun: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_(United_Kingdom) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 235 Iszi Lawrence
In GBA 235 we get better acquainted with Iszi Lawrence. She talks about making The Z List Dead List (a podcast about obscure people from history), how glandular fever, not fitting in and Eddie Izzard contributed to her becoming a comedian, the similarities between Jujitsu and gigging and lots more. Iszi plugs: The Z List Dead List: http://www.zlistdeadlist.com/ Her Website: http://iszi.com/ I plug: Donating to GBA: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4RCU5NHZURXUL Stand Up Tragedy Presents on 18th Feb: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129825877029165/ We mention: Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ Roman Mars: http://romanmars.com/ Candid Cafe: http://www.candidarts.com/sections/galleryandcafepages/candid_cafe.htm Sundays Supplement: http://sundayssupplement.blogspot.co.uk/ Jon Ronson: http://www.jonronson.com/ Jon Ronson On...: http://www.jonronson.com/this.html Jujitsu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_jiu-jitsu Dan Carlin: http://www.dancarlin.com/ Jackie Kashian: http://www.jackiekashian.com/ The Dork Forest: http://tdf.libsyn.com/ Maria Bamford: http://www.mariabamford.com/ Christopher Hitchens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Hitchens Skepticalty: http://www.skepticality.com/ Skeptics Guide to the Universe: http://www.theskepticsguide.org/ Joe Rogan: http://podcasts.joerogan.net/ Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 John Hegley: http://www.johnhegley.co.uk/ Stewart Lee: http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/ Live at the Apollo: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008cnxn Glandular Fever: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Glandular-fever/Pages/Introduction.aspx Eddie Izzard: http://www.eddieizzard.com/ Dress to Kill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIE7BOhIL7I Definite Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definite_Article Baddiel and Skinner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baddiel_and_Skinner_Unplanned Camden Head: http://camdenhead.com/ Canteen on the Death Star: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzw Hannibal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal Stalin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin Red Terror: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Terror Daniel Kitson: http://danielkitson.com/ Philip Larkin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Larkin Podcast about Zen: http://www.zlistdeadlist.com/post/2015/12/16/s05e5-watts-zen Suffragettes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffragette Noami Paxton: http://www.naomipaxton.co.uk/ Sherlock Holmes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes Bartitsu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu House of Flying Daggers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385004/ Hero: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/ Kendo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendo Star Wars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars Paul Kerensa: http://www.paulkerensa.com/ Wil Hodgson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil_Hodgson Noel James: http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/n/529/noel_james Steve Best: http://www.stevebest.com/ Spinning Jenny: http://www.chortle.co.uk/shows/edinburgh_fringe_2002/s/517/spinning_jenny Christian Slater: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Slater Owen Niblock: http://www.comedygeek.com/ Kermode and Mayo: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lvdrj Wittertainment: https://twitter.com/wittertainment Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA Extra - New Focus
In this Getting Better Acquainted Extra recorded on New Years Eve and edited on New Years day(!) I round up of how 2015 actually panned out for me in what has become an annual post New Year retrospective, mixed in with some true stories that I told told at Spark London and some clips from the podcast I make for The Restart Project. Contact me on twitter where I'm @goosefat101 on by email on goosefat101@gmail.com or GBApodcast@gmail.com I plug: Spark True Stories: http://stories.co.uk/ The Restart Project podcast: https://therestartproject.org/category/podcast/ - Sex Worker Stories Episodes: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/special-sex-worker-stories https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/more-sexworkerstories-truestoriestoldlive - Multicultural Minds Episodes: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/multiculturalminds-truestorieslive https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/imfine-shannon-sparktruestories Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy Presents... : 18th Feb @ Dogstar: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129825877029165/ Content note for the true stories sections: anxiety, depression, bullying, childhood trauma, racism. Next week normal service will resume and GBA will be back to it's in conversation format. Things mentioned: Uncertain New Year: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/uncertain-new-year The Parachute Opened: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-parachute-opened The Restart Project: https://therestartproject.org/ Storylines which was produced by Ampersand Media: http://www.ampersandmedia.co.uk/ GBA 200: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba200 Radcliffe Royds: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes Why I Make Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-why-i-make-tragedy What About the Men: http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ The Edinburgh Storify: https://storify.com/goosefat101/responses-to-the-mansurvey-show-on-twitter Samantha Mann Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-16-ms-samantha-mann Edinburgh Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/edinburgh-2015 AJ McKenna: https://soundcloud.com/aj-mckenna Howl of the Bantee: https://soundcloud.com/aj-mckenna/sets/howl-of-the-bantee-live-at-dogstar-brixton Howl Press Coverage: http://www.gadgette.com/2015/11/20/transgender-day-of-remembrance/ International Men's Day Blog: http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/liberation-a-response-to-internationalmensday/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 234 Getting Better Acquainted With Christmas 5
In GBA 234 we get better acquainted with Christmas (again). It's the 2015 Christmas Special! This episode is a series of different Christmas presents, although not all of them are filled with comfort and joy. It starts with a carol. Then I share with you a short story that I wrote a few years ago called "Bringing Things Up". It's kind of a detective story, kind of a ghost story, and it is certainly the bleakest part of this episode as well as being the biggest part of the episode. I've adapted it as an audio piece and spent some time creating sound design that aims to immerse you in the narrative. Next we have a recording from a long time ago when audio was recorded onto cassette tapes. It's my dad reading The Fir Tree by Tove Jansson which gives us some warm and fuzzies to offset my story. The episode ends with a Christmas song I wrote a few years back called "Time to be Nice" Here it is in video form: http://youtu.be/UiPXNO7WJAQ This is my other Christmas song in video form: Ghosts of... http://youtu.be/XqCKfOwA9vE Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year! (There will be no GBA for the next 2 weeks. It will return in the 1st week of January 2016.) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 233 Ali
In GBA 233 we get better acquainted with Ali. He talks about writing sports listicles, having to choose between football and drama, how sport and theatre are not that different, his Northern and Jewish heritage and identity and so much more. Shared interests lead to us discussing interviewing and podcasting, the issues and tensions around digital and print media and the various approaches to the craft of true storytelling. Ali doesn't plug anything. I plug: Donating to GBA: http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm%E2%80%A6_id=4RCU5NHZURXUL We mention: The Nerdist: http://nerdist.com/podcasts/nerdist-podcast-channel/ Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/alimason Marc Maron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Maron WTF: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast President Obama WTF Episode: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_613_-_president_barack_obama Richard Herring: http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/ Desert Island Discs: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnmr Press Association: https://www.pressassociation.com/ Listicle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listicle Snappa: http://snappa.press.net/ I100: http://i100.independent.co.uk/ Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ Advertorial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advertorial Metro: http://metro.co.uk/ Evening Standard: http://www.standard.co.uk/ NME: http://www.nme.com/ BBC Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/i The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/ Citizen Journalism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_journalism Martin Ziegler /Sepp Blatter: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/sepp-blatter-resignation-celebrate-yes-but-his-exit-must-lead-to-real-change-10293234.html Wikileaks: https://www.wikileaks.org/index.en.html Whitehaven newspaper: http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/ Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk Joanna Yates: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-32-joanna-yates Chris Hardwick: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hardwick For Folks Sake: http://www.forfolkssake.com/ Avi Buffalo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi_Buffalo Ashes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ashes Sarah Kane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Kane Simon Stevens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Stephens Electra: http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2014/electra/ Jos Butler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos_Buttler Spark London: Bernard : https://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/bernard-ali-mason/ Harrowgate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrowgate_Hill Stand Up Tragedy story: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-history-act-3 Isle of Man internment camp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hutchinson_Internment_Camp Who Do You think You Are? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007t575 Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 232 Jannath
In GBA 232 we get better acquainted with Jannath. She talks about studying spatial abilities in infants and children, tickling babies to better understand their cognitive markers, studying and researching psychology, working as a casual library assistant, brain development and diagnosis and so much more. Jannath doesn't plug anything. I plug: Donating to GBA: http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm…_id=4RCU5NHZURXUL We mention: Birkbeck: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ Contact Disorder: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000919.htm Asperger's: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome Hyperacusis: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/hyperacusis/Pages/Introduction.aspx Jessie Ware: http://jessieware.com/ Brixton Academy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brixton_Academy The Guardian Enfield Experiment: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/series/the-enfield-experiment My CiF: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/01/tough-choice-cut-job-enfield-children-centres-austerity Riots: Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 231 Paul
In GBA 231 we get better acquainted with Paul. He talks about moving from fine art to photography and from fashion photography to portraiture, navigating the renting, fatherhood and freelance, growing up in Blackpool and Long Island, going on a roadtrip across Mongolia and lots more. Paul plugs: His website: http://www.pauljcochrane.co.uk I plug: Donating to GBA: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm…_id=4RCU5NHZURXUL We mention: Ged: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-31-ged Richard: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-episodes Infinity Wall: https://vimeo.com/blog/post/to-infinity-wall-and-beyond Matrix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Matrix Heath Robinson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Heath_Robinson Pleasure Beach: https://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/ Long Island: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Island Aer Lingus: https://www.aerlingus.com/ Blue Velvet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Velvet_(film) Little Shop of Horrors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Shop_of_Horrors_(film) Dresden: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresden Frankfurt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt Mongol Rally: http://www.theadventurists.com/mongol-rally/ Matt Hill: https://rethinkaudio.wordpress.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 230 Sally
In GBA 230 we get better acquainted with Sally. She talks about connecting with people, maths, computers and horses, teaching teenagers, IT training, being independent, self knowledge, stepping out of your comfort zone and so much more. Sally plugs: Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Skeptics in the Pub: http://www.skeptic.org.uk/events/skeptics-in-the-pub And stepping out of your comfort zone I plug: Stand Up Tragedy Presents: http://www.facebook.com/events/461679520679231/ Spark Hackney Open Mic: Gifts https://www.facebook.com/events/689270927876614/ Donating to GBA: http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm…_id=4RCU5NHZURXUL We mention: CERN: http://home.cern/ Good Thinking Society: http://goodthinkingsociety.org/ Simon Singh: http://simonsingh.net/ David Nutt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Nutt Bradford Photography Museum: http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/ Matt Parker: http://standupmaths.com/ Full Frontal Nerdity: http://festivalofthespokennerd.com/dvd/ Festival of the Spoken Word: http://festivalofthespokennerd.com/ Oresteia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oresteia Almeida Theatre: http://www.almeida.co.uk/ The Beaux' Stratagem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beaux%27_Stratagem National Theatre: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ Kent PCC resigns over twitter: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22083032 Amy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_(2015_film) Amy Winehouse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Winehouse Manfred Mann: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_Mann Val Doonican: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Doonican Sandie Shaw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandie_Shaw Andrew Jennings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jennings Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 229 Nick van der Kolk (from Love + Radio)
In GBA 229 we get better acquainted with Nick Van Der Kolk from Love + Radio. He talks about how and why he produces this unique podcast, his approach to the subjects that the show covers (both the people and the issues) and what he has learnt about podcasting in his time making podcasts. He also gives me an on air tutorial in recording technique. Nick plugs: Love + Radio: http://loveandradio.org/ Radiotopia: http://www.radiotopia.fm Radiotopia Fall Campaign 2015: https://www.commitchange.com/ma/cambridge/prx-inc/campaigns/radiotopia-fall-campaign-2015 I plug: Stand Up Tragedy Presents: http://www.facebook.com/events/461679520679231/ Donating to GBA: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4RCU5NHZURXUL In Pod We Trust: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06nhpxl We mention: Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ The Allusionist: http://www.theallusionist.org/ Serial: http://serialpodcast.org/ This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ In the Dark: http://www.inthedarkradio.org/ Episode with voice disguising: https://soundcloud.com/loveandradio/jack-and-ellen Dan Savage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Savage The Wisdom of J Thunderbolt: https://soundcloud.com/loveandradio/the-wisdom-of-jay Third Coast International Festival: http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/ Ira Glass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Glass Answer Me This! http://answermethispodcast.com/ No Such Thing As A Fish: http://qi.com/podcast/ HBO: http://www.hbo.com/ Digital Native: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_native PRX: http://www.prx.org/ Snap Judgement: http://snapjudgment.org/ Chicago Public Media: https://www.chicagopublicmedia.org/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 228 Mathy 2
In GBA 228 we get even better acquainted with Mathy. She talks about her book Quit or Embrace Your Job Crisis, being a Third Culture Kid, navigating change, race, grief, stereotypes, depression, faith and creativity. We met up at the William Morris Gallery​ a few months back to ago. A lot has changed for both of us since she we had our last conversation way back in GBA 50. This is the first GBA conversation that I had with Mathy: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-50-mathy Mathy plugs: Quit or Embrace Your Job Crisis: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quit-Embrace-your-job-crisis/dp/1508592136/ Good Morning Mathy: https://www.youtube.com/user/whathejobisthis I plug: Spark London: Muticultural Minds: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735829253307581/ Stand Up Tragedy Presents: https://www.facebook.com/events/461679520679231/ We mention: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ The Parachute Opened: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-parachute-opened Janelle Monáe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janelle_Monáe Tightrope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwnefUaKCbc What the Job is This? http://whathejobisthis.com/ Personal Page: https://www.facebook.com/MathyLisikaM/ William Morris: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morris William Morris Gallery: http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/ Third Culture Kid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_culture_kid Amy Clare Tasker: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-192-amy-clare-tasker Change Curve: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_96.htm Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Why I Make Tragedy
This getting better acquainted extra features various performances I've done on stage during 2015. Stand Up Tragedy Presents: https://www.facebook.com/events/461679520679231/ Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Multicultural Minds: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735829253307581/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Arts Emergency: http://www.arts-emergency.org/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk GBA 106 Jack and George: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-106-jack-and-george Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 227 Charlie
In GBA 227 we get better acquainted with Charlie. Over coffee and cake he talks about commissioning documentaries for The Guardian, being arrested for protesting tax avoidance, what he looks for in documentaries, activism, being a vegan, working at Sheffield Doc Fest, Jewishness, solidarity and more. Charlie plugs: Guardian Documentaries: http://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-guardian-documentary and giving him feedback on the Guardian Docs: Charlie.Philips@guardian.com I plug: Stand Up Tragedy presents.... http://www.facebook.com/events/461679520679231/ #ManSurvey: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk We mention: Sonjas episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-164-sonja Spark London: http://www.stories.co.uk Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/ Auto Trader: http://www.autotrader.co.uk/ Alan Rusbridger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Rusbridger Owen Jones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Jones_(writer) Polly Toynbee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polly_Toynbee Jonathan Freedland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Freedland Vlogging: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_blog Sheffield Doc/Fest: https://sheffdocfest.com/ 291 Gallary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/291_(art_gallery) Channel 4: http://www.channel4.com/ Andrew Kötting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_K%C3%B6tting Pan's Labyrinth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan%27s_Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_del_Toro Super 8: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_8_film Structuralist Filmakers of the 60's and 70's: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structural_film Hasidic Judaism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasidic_Judaism Radical Jewish Identity of the late 19th and early 20th Century: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_left Trash: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trash_(nightclub) Betty and the Werewolves: http://damagedgoods.co.uk/bands/betty-and-the-werewolves C86: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C86_(album) Paper Thin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2A2XBrI_T0 Damaged Goods: http://damagedgoods.co.uk/ Mumblecore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumblecore Lena Dunham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_Dunham Appropriate Behaviour: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appropriate_Behaviour SXSW: http://www.sxsw.com/ 20,000 Days on Earth: http://nickcave.com/news/nick-cave-20000-days-on-earth/ Jeremy Deller: http://www.jeremydeller.org/ Joe Sacco: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Sacco Maus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maus Ariel Shrag: http://www.arielschrag.com/ Persepolis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persepolis_(comics) Tiny Furniture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Furniture Ira Glass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Glass Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/ Door Into The Dark: http://doorintothedark.com/ Socialist Worker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_Workers_Party_(UK) Tony Benn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Benn Climate Rush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_Rush Climate Camp: https://twitter.com/climatecamp UK Uncut: http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/ Jewdas: http://jewdas.org/ EDL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Defence_League Britain First: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain_First Horse Meat: http://www.theguardian.com/uk/horsemeat-scandal Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 226 Cheryl
In GBA 226 we get better acquainted with Cheryl. She tells the story of when as a result of misunderstandings and other circumstantial issues she was taken from her home by the police and put into a mental institution against her will. This experience changed her understanding of the human rights afforded to people with mental health issues and her knowledge of what mental health services can be like. This traumatic experience inspired her to become an anti-psychiatry activist. We have a conversation around her story about our different perspectives on mental health but mostly the episode focuses on the details of her experience which are terrifying, vivid and often horribly darkly funny. For more perspectives and experiences of mental health listen to this collection of Getting Better Acquainted episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/mental-health-issues Cheryl plugs: Speak Out Against Psychiatry: http://speakoutagainstpsychiatry.org/ Asylum Magazine: http://www.asylumonline.net/ Petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/104681 I plug: Spark London: Multicultural Minds: https://www.picturehouses.com/film/spark-london-storytelling-multi-cultural-minds Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Autumn: http://www.facebook.com/events/1453089018350037/ Stand Up Tragedy presents.... http://www.facebook.com/events/461679520679231/ #ManSurvey: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ We mention: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Mind Freedom International: http://mindfreedom.org/ Network Against Psychiatric Assault: http://networkagainstpsychiatricassault.org/ Kidnapped by Psychiatry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU0Ue1xg9m4 ECT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroconvulsive_therapy Mind: http://www.mind.org.uk/ DSM 5: http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx Bupa: http://www.bupa.co.uk/ Rethink: http://www.rethink.org/ Nellie Bly - 10 days in a Mad-House: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/bly/madhouse/madhouse.html Aunty Margaret: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-125-margaret My story from the Spark London Mental Health Stories night is included in this GBA episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/uncertain-new-year Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 225 Frog Croakley
In GBA 225 we get better acquainted with Frog. He talks about Daniel Barker's Birthday, glass aquariums, a love for natural history and the history of science, high and low culture and literature, the twitter-verse, the story of the family Tench and how he came to be writing a book about whaling. And he did all this whilst at the same time cooking a delicious meal for two. Frog plugs: China_Miéville: Iron Council: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Iron-Council-New-Crobuzon-3/dp/0330534203 China_Miéville: Perdido Street Station: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perdido-Street-Station-New-Crobuzon/dp/0330534238 Twitter: @gimzify: https://twitter.com/gimzify @FrogCroakley: https://twitter.com/frogcroakley The Sea Hates A Coward (Tomes of the Dead) by Nathan/Nate Crowley: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Hates-Coward-Tomes-Dead-ebook/dp/B013I681P8 I plug: Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Autumn: http://www.facebook.com/events/1453089018350037/ Stand Up Tragedy presents.... http://www.facebook.com/events/461679520679231/ #ManSurvey: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ We mention: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Daniel Barker: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-177-daniel-barker Daniel Barker's Birthday: https://storify.com/FrogCroakley/the-colelcted-daniel-barker-s-birth http://danielbarker.cogdiss.com/ On Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/a-guy-complained-no-one-had-wished-him-happy-birthday-on-twi Guy / @brainmage: https://twitter.com/brainmage China Miéville: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Mi%C3%A9ville Shakespeare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare Dickens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens Star Wars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_wars Timehop: http://timehop.com/ Helen Zaltzman: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-200-pt-1-with-helen-zaltzman London Aquarium: https://www2.visitsealife.com/london/ London Zoo: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo Tench: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tench Izaak Walter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izaak_Walton The Compleat Angler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izaak_Walton#The_Compleat_Angler Whipsnade: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo Amsterdam: http://www.artis.nl/en/artis-royal-zoo/ National Aquarium Atlanta Georgia: http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/ Whale shark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whale_shark Steampunk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk His Dark Materials: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Dark_Materials Studio Ghibli: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_Ghibli Warhammer 40k: http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Warhammer-40-000 Great Exhibition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Exhibition Dinosaurs in Chrystal Palace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Palace_Dinosaurs Moby Dick: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby-Dick ASMR: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 224 AJ McKenna
In GBA 224 we get better acquainted with AJ. She talks about writing and performing poetry, finding her poetry voice as a result of transitioning, responding to banter culture, transphobia and transmisogyny, kink, sex and sexuality. This was a snatched conversation during the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 where we were both did solo shows. Our shows had a lot of cross over and that's reflected in the conversation. AJ plugs: A Lady of a Certain Rage: http://www.lulu.com/shop/aj-mckenna/a-lady-of-a-certain-rage/paperback/product-21075072.html The Gunshots that Kill Us Are Silenced: https://ajmckenna.bandcamp.com/album/the-gunshots-which-kill-us-are-silenced Public Address III: http://www.applesandsnakes.org/page/108/PUBLIC+ADDRESS+THE+SOAPBOX+TOUR/1597 @AnathemaJane: https://twitter.com/anathemajane I plug: Stand Up Tragedy presents.... https://www.facebook.com/events/461679520679231/ Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Autumn: http://www.facebook.com/events/1453089018350037/ #ManSurvey: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://standuptragedy.co.uk Cis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisgender David Cameron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cameron UKIP: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Independence_Party Jeremy Clarkson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Clarkson #KillAllMen: https://stavvers.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/kill-all-men/ https://medium.com/matter/the-meme-ification-of-misandry-3b0c95ad51f5 Bahar Mustafa: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/bahar-mustafa-goldsmiths-university-diversity-officer-could-lose-job-after-being-accused-by-students-10260697.html #FuckCisPeople: https://cisnormativity.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/disrupting-the-politics-of-etiquette/ Kate Fox: http://katefox.co.uk/ Angela Readman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Readman Rich Mix: http://www.richmix.org.uk/ The Bathroom Thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7qfU45jhOQ Queer'Say: http://bit.ly/1OGtG04 Daniel Bye: http://www.danielbye.co.uk/ Marina Abramović: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Abramovi%C4%87 Sarah Thomasin: http://sarahthomasin.com/ Kate Tempest: http://katetempest.co.uk/ Stewart Lee: http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/ If You'd Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask for One: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stewart-Lee-Prefer-Milder-Comedian/dp/B003XMVGYQ Josie Long: http://www.josielong.com/ Fun Home by Alison Bechdel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun_Home Eggshells: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUQdVTNnr_4 Stonewall: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots Mattachine Society: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattachine_Society Ferguson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferguson_unrest Autogynephilia: http://www.tsroadmap.com/info/autogynephilia.html DSM: http://psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/dsm Breuer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Breuer Charcot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Martin_Charcot Freud: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud Hirschfeld: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Hirschfeld Paraphilia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraphilia Topping from the Bottom: http://houseofvoid.com/2012/04/18/topping-from-the-bottom-what-does-it-mean/ Fay Roberts: http://www.fayroberts.co.uk/ 6 Sexes: http://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943 Niels Bohr: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr My Revelation Will Not Be Trivialised: https://ajmckenna.bandcamp.com/track/my-revelation-will-not-be-trivialised Gil Scott-Heron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott-Heron Pegging: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegging_(sexual_practice) Chella Quint: https://chellaquint.wordpress.com/ Kyriarchy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyriarchy Chelsea Poe: http://chelseapoe.com/ Kasey Platt - A Safe Girl to Love: https://alumni.columbia.edu/node/984451 Gender dysphoria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_dysphoria Transmisogyny: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Transmisogyny
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GBA 223 Renee
In GBA 222 we get better acquainted with Renee. She talks about storytelling, identity, culture, feminism and feeling like a grafted tree. The conversation maps out her story, the different countries she has lived, the different heritages that have formed who she is. Renee plugs: Her twitter: https://twitter.com/BOHOSOJO Her blog: http://bohosojo.com/ I plug: My twitter: https://twitter.com/goosefat101 Spark Encore: Infectious: https://www.facebook.com/events/420281474843128/ Spark Hackney: Borders: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658041704462196/ Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Autumn: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453089018350037/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453089018350037/ http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ We mention: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ SOAS: https://www.soas.ac.uk/ Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Women-Who-Run-With-Wolves/dp/1846041090 Putin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Putin Utrecht: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utrecht The Moth: http://themoth.org/ Rachel Dolezal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Dolezal Hafu: http://hafufilm.com/en Miss Japan: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/30/world/asia/biracial-beauty-queen-strives-for-change-in-mono-ethnic-japan.html International Women's Day: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/ Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mistakes-Made-Work-Influential-Reflect-ebook/dp/B00FX7LUUO Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 222 James
In GBA 222 we get better acquainted with James. He talks about coding, the power dynamics around public shaming, the tech industry, online culture, masculinity and privilege. Clearly I was very much inside the process of writing the #ManSurvey show and interpreting the #ManSurvey when we recorded this episode! James plugs: The software he makes. His book Javascript Testing Recipes: http://jstesting.jcoglan.com/ All of which can be found at: http://jcoglan.com/ I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ We mention: Geek/Science Showoff: http://www.scienceshowoff.org/ Moomins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin Steve Cross: https://twitter.com/steve_x Myspace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myspace What if Hemingway Wrote Javascript?: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hemingway-Wrote-JavaScript-Angus-Croll/dp/1593275854 Twitter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter Facebook:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook Samaritans App: http://publicsectorblogs.org.uk/2014/11/samaritans-radar-suspended-but-its-not-over-yet-adrian-short/ Doxxing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxing You Have Been Publicly Shamed: http://www.amazon.co.uk/So-Youve-Been-Publicly-Shamed/dp/1594487138 Adria Richards: http://www.shakesville.com/2015/02/the-falsest-of-false-equivalencies.html Revenge of the Nerds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge_of_the_Nerds Harrison Ford: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Ford Star Wars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars Blade Runner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner Indiana Jones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Jones_(franchise) X-Men: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_men Studies of gender balance in films: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/20-mustknow-facts-about-g_b_5869564.html Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 221 Mathilda Gregory
In GBA 221 we get better acquainted with Mathilda. She talks about #HowToBeFat, writing werewolf erotica, comedy, writing, performance, parenthood, slash fiction and more. We recorded the conversation in Edinburgh during the Fringe where both of us were doing solo shows that (in different ways) talk about taboo subjects, shame, identity, stigma, privilege and social pressure. We compare notes on doing shows that people might describe as brave. Mathilda plugs: Her Website: https://mathildia.wordpress.com Slah Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/1114214225259785/ September 17th, Brighton @Mathildia: https://twitter.com/mathildia I plug: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ We mention: Rosie Wilby: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-10-rosie-wilby Mathilda at SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-horror-act-2 Tragic Bodies: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-spring-act-2-tragic-bodies How to Be Fat: https://mathildia.wordpress.com/performance/how-to-be-fat/ Werewolf Erotica: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jun/14/sexy-werewolf-novel-review-us-judge Slash Night: https://slashnight.wordpress.com/ Fan Fic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_fiction Komedia: http://www.komedia.co.uk/ Jo Neary: http://www.joneary.com/home.html Black Lace: http://www.blacklace.co.uk/ Equal Opportunities: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Equal-Opportunities-Black-Mathilde-Madden-x/dp/0352340703 Erotic Awards: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotic_Awards Cameryn Moore: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-215-cameryn-moore Phone Whore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/ Slash Fic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_fiction Kids doing PE in school: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/07/pe-teachers-fat-children-stereotyped-overweight Doctor Who: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who Pre Internet Slash Fic: http://www.kelper.co.uk/helenraven/prehistoryfull.html Professionals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Professionals_(TV_series) Tumblr: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumblr Bridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contract_bridge Steven Universe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Universe Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 220 Rachel Souhami
In GBA 220 we get better acquainted with Rachel. She talks about the different strands of her life and interests that lead to or from museums: Museums Showoff, academia, science, arts and humanities, museology, consulting, producing, communicating, travelling and the theory and history of museums and exhibition design. http://rachelsouhami.com/ https://twitter.com/rachelsouhami Rachel plugs: Museums Showoff: https://museumsshowoff.wordpress.com Next one on 29th September Slaughtered Lamb: https://museumsshowoff.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/sept-29-sign-up/ @MuseumsShowoff: https://twitter.com/MuseumsShowoff I plug: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ We mention: Arts Emergency: http://www.arts-emergency.org/ Helen & Martin: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-answer-me-this-episodes-1 Science Showoff: http://www.scienceshowoff.org/ Steve Cross: https://twitter.com/steve_x Bristol City Museum: http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/ Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/royal-festival-hall Carsten Holler: Decision http://carstenholler.southbankcentre.co.uk/ Hayward Gallery: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery Jon Durant: http://web.mit.edu/sts/people/durant.html Science Museum: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ Welcome Wing: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about_us/doing_business_with_us/corporate_and_private_events/receptions_galas/wellcome_wing.aspx NESTA: http://www.nesta.org.uk/ Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum by Sharon MacDonald: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Behind-Scenes-Science-Materializing-Culture/dp/1859735711 Kierkegaard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B8ren_Kierkegaard Museum of Copenhagen: http://www.copenhagen.dk/en/ Louisiana Museum of Art just outside of Copenhagen: http://en.louisiana.dk/ Manchester Museum: http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/ Launchpad: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum_OLD/galleries/launchpad.aspx Bodmer Report: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_awareness_of_science#The_Bodmer_Report National Gallary: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/ Future of Museums Conferance: https://museumsshowoff.wordpress.com/the-future-of-museums/ Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ny_Carlsberg_Glyptotek Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Live 17 Keith Jarrett
This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. 25th August: Keith Jarrett: http://zoneonetosix.blogspot.co.uk/
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GBA Live 16 - Ms Samantha Mann
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GBA Live 15 - Jenni Pascoe
A live recording of a GBA recorded at #edfringe 2015 at the Banshee Labyrinth as part of the PBH Free Fringe. This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. 11th August: Jenni Pascoe: http://freefringe.org.uk/edinburgh-fringe-festival/jibbajabba-3/2015-08-12/
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GBA Extra -Edinburgh 2015 Recommendations
In this getting better acquainted extra I talk with/at my partner Jen about Edinburgh Fringe prep as well as recommending a bunch of excellent shows. Plus a clip from a few years ago where my niece interviewed me about a children's show we had just seen. Due to time constraints this conversation hasn't been edited at all so it's a good way of noticing how much editing I usually do. Not editing it means that I haven't worked on the levels. Sorry about that! My shows: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: 12.05 at Cabaret Voltaire Mini Cini 8th-30th August: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk Stand Up Tragedy: 19.30 at Banshee Labyrinth Banqueting Room: 8th-30th August: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk Getting Better Acquainted: 19.30 at Banshee Labyrinth Banqueting Room: 11th/18th/25th August: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446178112341943/ Recommendations: Mathilda Gregory: How To Be Fat: 18.55 at Zoo Southside 7th-31st August Tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/how-to-be-fat Cameryn Moore: Phone Whore (A One Act Play With Frequent Interruptions): 19:05 at Sweet Grassmarket 6th-30th August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/phone-whore-a-one-act-play-with-frequent-interruptions Jack Rooke: Good Grief: Delhi Belly @ Underbelly 16.00 at 6th – 30th August: http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/whats-on/jack-rooke-good-grief Hannah Chutzpah: Asking Nicely: 18.45 at the Pilgrim 8th-29th August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/asking-nicely AJ McKenna: Howl of the Bantee: 18.15 at The Stafford Centre 16th-22nd August: freefringe.org.uk/edinburgh-fringe-festival/howl-of-the-bantee/all/ Paula Varjack: How I became my self (by becoming someone else): 12:30 at Cowgatehead UpTwo 8th - 30th August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/how-i-became-myself-by-becoming-someone-else Cameryn Moore: Slut (R)evolution: 21:35 at Sweet Grassmarket 6th-30th August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/slut-r-evolution-no-one-gets-there-overnight Rosie Wilby: The Science of Sex: 17.00 at Sneaky Pete's 8th-15th August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rosie-wilby-the-science-of-sex Brydie Lee-Kennedy Loves You Two: 16:15 at Just the Tonic at the Caves (Salvation Rooms) 6th-31st August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/brydie-lee-kennedy-loves-you-two Chella Quint: Adventures in Menstruating: 19.30 at The Stafford Centre at 8th – 28th August: https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/504763-adventures-in-menstruating-with-chella-quint/ Miranda Kane: The Coin-Operated Girl – A Sex Worker’s Real Life Revelations of Frivolous Fornications: 16.05 at Liquid Room Annexe 8th-30th August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/coin-operated-girl-a-sex-worker-s-real-life-revelations-of-frivolous-fornications Kids Do Forth at the Fringe: 11.00 at Gilded Balloon 14th/15th August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/kids-do-forth-on-the-fringe Comedy Club 4 Kids: 16.15 at Assembly Roxy 6th-30th August: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy-club-4-kids Previous GBA's with some of the people whose shows are on the list: Cameryn Moore: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-215-cameryn-moore Jack Rooke: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-198-jack-rooke Hannah Chutzpah: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-45-hannah Paula Varjack: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-194-paula-varjack Rosie Wilby: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-10-rosie-wilby Brydie Lee-Kennedy/Bec Hill: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-7-gods-of-comedy Chella Quint: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-11-chella-quint https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-200-pt-2-with-chella-quint Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 219 Anna Sulan Masing
In GBA 219 we get better acquainted with Anna Sulan Masing. She talks about how food, performance and post colonial feminism are bound up together in her in her life and work, discusses cultural practice and appropriation and considers her feelings and thoughts around identity, race, gender and home. We also discuss her new play "Don't sing in the kitchen or you'll marry an old man", my solo show "What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity" and the survey I did of 1000 anonymous men. Anna plugs: Plug: Don't sing in the kitchen or you'll marry an old man: 6th August at Barge Bar: https://www.facebook.com/events/1467633526881495/ Website for show: http://dontsing.co.uk Her website: http://annmasing.com On twitter: http://www.twitter.com/annasulan I plug: What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ GBA and SUT in Edinburgh: http://www.facebook.com/events/1378858509079820/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1446178112341943/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1554323898168649/ We mention: ManSurvey: http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/the-survey/ Adrian: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-162-adrian Paula: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-194-paula-varjack Chefs of Tomorrow: http://www.chefsoftomorrow.co.uk/ Duck and Waffle: http://duckandwaffle.com/ Iban: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iban_people Interview with woman from Sambal Shiok: http://www.dontsing.co.uk/#!Behind-the-scenes-Mandy-of-Sambal-Shiok/c1kod/55a19be80cf286eab020864b Sarawak: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarawak Borneo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borneo Flashdance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashdance Monet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Monet Trinh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinh_T._Minh-ha Cinderella: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinderella Jamie Oliver: http://www.jamieoliver.com/ Jamie Oliver "Jollofgate": http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/jamie-olivers-version-of-jollof-rice-does-not-go-down-well-with-west-africans-9829847.html Citizenship Test: http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/can-you-pass-a-uk-citizenship-test-most-young-people-cant--gJ0v-H6BQx Rihanna video: http://www.vevo.com/watch/rihanna/bitch-better-have-my-money-(explicit)/QM5FT1590005 Talk around BBHMM video: http://mediadiversified.org/2015/07/04/so-were-still-all-talking-about-rihannas-bitch-better-have-my-money/ The Island - Bear Grylls: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-island-with-bear-grylls Gloria Steinham - playboy bunny: http://www.gloriasteinem.com/updates/2011/8/22/i-was-a-playboy-bunny.html Zonta International: http://www.zonta.org/ Family Reunion Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-135-the-osmaston-family Sheila Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-117-sheila LASSCO: http://www.lassco.co.uk/ Anna at Stand Up Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-summer-act-3-tragic-leisure Vera Chok: http://beautifulbitchmonsteridiot.com/ Samantha Mann: http://www.mssamanthamann.com/ Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 218 Shaun Attwood
In GBA 218 we get better acquainted with Shaun Atwood. He talks about being "the Walter White of the Ecstasy market in Arizona", struggling to survive in maximum and medium security prisons, starting a blog from the inside jail, playing chess with the Mafia, racism within criminal justice systems, teaching creative writing to prisoners, the Prison Industrial Complex, prohibition, the War on Drugs and more. Shaun plugs: Trilogy of memoir books: Hard Time, Party Time, Prison Time Website: http://www.shaunattwood.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/shaunattwood Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shaun-Attwood/228166633865948 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/derickatt/featured Blog: Jon's Jail Journal: http://jonsjailjournal.blogspot.co.uk/ I plug: My preview on 23rd July: http://www.facebook.com/events/1598769017027875/ GBA and SUT in Edinburgh: http://www.facebook.com/events/1378858509079820/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1446178112341943/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1554323898168649/ We mention: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com HMP Thameside: http://www.hmpthameside.org/ To Kill A Mockingbird: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird Hard Time: Wolf of Wall Street: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wolf_of_Wall_Street_(2013_film) Scarface: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarface_(1983_film) Pulp Fiction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulp_Fiction Rambo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambo_(film_series) Breaking Bad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Bad OJ Simpson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson Law Enforcement Against Prohibition: http://www.leap.cc/ Schopenhauer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Schopenhauer A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Day_in_the_Life_of_Ivan_Denisovich Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn Shawshank Redemption: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shawshank_Redemption Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chasing_the_Scream Johann Hari on Little Atoms: http://www.littleatoms.com/podcast/johann-hari-chasing-scream Orange is the New Black: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Is_the_New_Black Queen Victoria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria Freud: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud Fred West: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_West David Nutt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Nutt The Bush Family: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_family Corrections Corporation of America: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrections_Corporation_of_America Three Strikes Law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-strikes_law California Prison Guards Union: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Correctional_Peace_Officers_Association Broadcom: https://www.broadcom.com/ Chris Grayling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Grayling Kill the Messenger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_the_Messenger_(2014_film) Gary Webb: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Webb Nancy Reagan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Reagan Just Say No: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Say_No Ronald Reagan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan George Bush Sr: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._W._Bush Bill Clinton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton Contras: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contras Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 216 Tiernan Douieb
In GBA 216 we get better acquainted with Tiernan Douieb. He talks making comedy for kids and adults, checking his privilege, the landscape of TV comedy, making politics funny, Arts Emergency and more. Tiernan plugs: This Isn't For You: http://www.tiernandouieb.co.uk/ 2.30pm - PBH Free Fringe - Liquid Room Annex - The World is Full of Idiots Let's Live in Space: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tiernan-douieb-the-world-s-full-of-idiots-let-s-live-in-space @TiernanDouieb: https://twitter.com/TiernanDouieb I plug: GBA and SUT in Edinburgh: http://www.facebook.com/events/1378858509079820/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1446178112341943/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1554323898168649/ We mention: Caimh McDonnell: http://whitehairedirishman.com/ March Against Austerity: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/21/protest-march-austerity-london-russell-brand-peoples-assembly Arts Emergency: http://www.arts-emergency.org/ The Moth: http://themoth.org/ Louis CK: https://louisck.net/ Louis CK Moth Acceptance Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1iXJPFnFyA Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Natural Born Storytellers: http://www.naturalbornstorytellers.com/ Truth Be Told: Pilot on 26th August: https://twitter.com/truthbetold_bbc Sarah Benetto - Storytellers Club: https://www.facebook.com/StoryClub Eddie Brimsom: http://www.eddybrimson.com/ Craig Campbell: http://www.avalonuk.com/artists/view/14 Comedian's Comedian Podcast: http://www.comedianscomedian.com/ Alexei Sayle: http://www.alexeisayle.me/ Jo Brand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Brand Harry Enfield: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Enfield Eddie Izzard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Izzard Jack Dee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Dee Comedy Club 4 Kids: http://www.comedyclub4kids.co.uk/ Bec Hill: http://www.bechillcomedian.com/ Bec Hill GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-105-bec-hill Bec and Tom's Awesome Laundry: http://www.becandtom.com/ Tom Allen: http://www.tomindeed.com/ Andrew O'Neill: http://www.andrewoneill.co.uk/ Nick Doody: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Doody Howard Read: http://www.howardread.com/ James Acaster: http://www.jamesacaster.com/ Nish Kumar: http://www.nishkumar.co.uk/ Ben Hilton: http://www.mrbenhilton.com/ VHX: https://www.vhx.tv/ Greg Proops: http://www.gregproops.com/ Aziz Ansari: http://azizansari.com/ Dan Harmon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Harmon Harmontown: http://live.harmontown.com/ Russell Howard's Good News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00phwkz John Oliver's Last Week Tonight: https://www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Partly Political Broadcast: http://www.tiernandouieb.co.uk/shows_partlypolitical.php Josie Long: http://www.josielong.com/ Chris Coltrane: http://www.chriscoltrane.co.uk/ Joe Wells: http://www.joewells.org.uk/ Charlie Brooker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Brooker Frankie Boyle: http://www.frankieboyle.com/ Frankie Boyle's Election Autopsy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qs82x Mock the Week: http://www.mocktheweek.tv/ FB's Guardian articles: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/frankie-boyle Daily Show: http://thedailyshow.cc.com/ Stephen Colbert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Colbert Jon Stewert on Charleston shooting: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/19/daily-shows-jon-stewart-on-charleston-shooting-this-was-a-terrorist-attack Lolitics: http://www.chriscoltrane.co.uk/lolitics-my-camden-political-comedy-club.html Andy Zaltzman: http://satiristforhire.com/ Lampoon Apathy: http://www.lampoonapathy.com/ Election Giggle: https://www.facebook.com/events/769185533174803/?ref=5 Thom Tuck: http://turlygod.com/ Tim Fitzhigham: http://www.fitzhigham.com/ Y: The Last Man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y:_The_Last_Man Preacher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preacher_(comics) Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 215 Cameryn Moore
In GBA 215 we get better acquainted with Cameryn Moore. She talks about her shows Phone Whore, Smut Slam Caberet and Slut (R)evolution, the ethics around making art about difficult subjects; responsibility, accountability and authenticity, balancing doing phone sex work and being a touring artist, fat acceptance, authentic sexuality, "bigot comedy bingo" and more. Cameryn plugs: Phone Whore and Slut (r)evolution at the Buxton Fringe: http://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/descriptions2015.html Phone Whore at the Manchester Fringe: http://www.greatermanchesterfringe.co.uk/ Dundee - Phone Whore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/current-tour/ Phone Wore, Slut (R)evolution and Smut Slam Caberet at the Edinburgh Fringe: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/phone-whore-a-one-act-play-with-frequent-interruptions https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/slut-r-evolution-no-one-gets-there-overnight https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/smut-slam-cabaret-where-sexy-and-storytelling-collide Website: http://www.camerynmoore.com/ I plug: GBA and SUT in Edinburgh: http://www.facebook.com/events/1378858509079820/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1446178112341943/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1554323898168649/ We mention: Adrian: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-162-adrian Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Natural Born Storytellers: http://www.naturalbornstorytellers.com/ Smut Stand: http://www.camerynmoore.com/sidewalk-smut/ Heather McAllister: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_MacAllister_(activist) Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 214 Paul Williams
In GBA 214 we get better acquainted with Paul. He talks about drawing portraits for Arts Emergency, his experience of bipolar, how he relates to the idea of being an artist, growing up in Stafford and lots more. Paul plugs: Arts Emergency: http://www.arts-emergency.org/ @PaulWilliamsArt: https://twitter.com/paulwilliamsart I plug: GBA and SUT in Edinburgh: http://www.facebook.com/events/1378858509079820/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1446178112341943/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1554323898168649/ We mention: Avatars: http://www.arts-emergency.org/aobn-portraits-paul-williams/ Black Mirror: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror_(TV_series) Stephen Fry - Secret Life of a Manic Depressive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fry:_The_Secret_Life_of_the_Manic_Depressive Nine Inch Nails: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Nails Pink Floyd: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Floyd The Wall: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wall The Wall Film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Floyd_%E2%80%93_The_Wall Gerard Scarfe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Scarfe Lord of the Flies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies_(1963_film) Terrence McKenna: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_McKenna Timothy Leary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary Josie Long: http://www.josielong.com/ Neil Griffiths: https://twitter.com/_griff Housmans: http://www.housmans.com/ McMillan's: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/ Fedora: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora MRA's: http://mic.com/articles/90131/the-8-biggest-lies-men-s-rights-activists-spread-about-women Tiernan Doueib: http://www.tiernandouieb.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Tragic Christmas: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-christmas Arts Emergency at BAFTA: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a646595/jessica-hynes-has-a-powerful-anti-cuts-message-in-baftas-speech.html#~pgvS61e78kY0TN 200AD: http://www.2000adonline.com/ Zenith: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenith_(comics) Ballad of Halo Jones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_Halo_Jones Alan Moore: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Alan_Moore Watchmen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchmen Mazeworld Arthur Ranson: http://www.arthurranson.com/content/mazeworld Proportional Representation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportional_representation XTube: http://www.xtube.com/ Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 213 Bisha K Ali
In GBA 213 we get better acquainted with Bisha. We talk about feeling like frauds, the prison industrial complex and restorative justice, kindness, empathy, hierarchical systems, turning difficult subjects into comedy, insecurity, creativity, privilege and so much more. Bisha plugs: The Turtle Bookclub: http://www.turtlebookclub.com/ Bisha website: http://www.bishakali.com/ Bisha fringe show: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bisha-k-ali-ridiculous Bisha twitter: https://twitter.com/bishakali I plug: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ What About the Men: http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ GBA and SUT in Edinburgh: http://www.facebook.com/events/1378858509079820/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1446178112341943/ We mention: Tamer Kattan: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-13-tamer-kattan bell hooks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks Restorative Justice: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Restorative_justice Angela Davis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Davis Anarchist Book Fair: http://www.anarchistbookfair.org.uk/ Gift Economy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gift_economy Universal Basic Income: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income Johann Hari on Little Atoms: http://www.littleatoms.com/podcast/johann-hari-chasing-scream Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Davis: http://www.feministes-radicales.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Angela-Davis-Are_Prisons_Obsolete.pdf Niels Bohr: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Niels_Bohr https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/821936.Niels_Bohr George Carlin: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=George_Carlin How to Explain White Priviledge to a Broke White Person: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gina-crosleycorcoran/explaining-white-privilege-to-a-broke-white-person_b_5269255.html Billy Bragg: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Billy_Bragg Comic Relief: http://www.comicrelief.com/ Bob Geldof: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Bob_Geldof Lenny Henry: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Lenny_Henry Hitler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler Majid Nawaaz - Quilliam: http://www.quilliamfoundation.org/about/staff/maajid-nawaz/ Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 212 Ian
In GBA 212 we get better acquainted with Ian. He talks about finding growing up and looking back, accidentally getting into computing, playing chess against adults as a boy, and we chart his experience of living for over a decade as someone with a long term illness, how ME was for him and his journey of recovery. Ian plugs: Believing ME sufferers when they express their experiences. ME Story: http://sparklondon.libsyn.com/me-story-ian-barratt I plug: Spark Bristol: http://www.sparkbristol.org.uk/ Spark Preston: http://www.sparkpreston.org.uk/ Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Radio 4 Pilot: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432959260340325/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ What About the Men: http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ GBA and SUT in Edinburgh: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378858509079820/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1446178112341943/ We mention: Louise: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-louise-episodes-1 Four Days in a Room: https://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom In the Dark: http://www.inthedarkradio.org/ Thatcher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher Douglas Rushkoff: http://www.rushkoff.com/ Program or be programmed: http://www.rushkoff.com/program-or-be-programmed/ Sutton Coldfield: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutton_Coldfield Birmingham: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham Garry Kasparov: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Kasparov Nigel Short: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Short Glandular Fever: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Glandular-fever/Pages/Symptoms.aspx Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Chronic-fatigue-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx CBT: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cognitive-behavioural-therapy/pages/introduction.aspx St Bartholomew’s Hospital: http://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/our-hospitals/st-bartholomew%E2%80%99s-hospital/ Kafka: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Kafka Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 211 Lizanne
In GBA 211 we get better acquainted with Lizanne. She talks van driving, assembly lines, office jobs, corporate catering, what it's like being a woman working in male dominated industries, her love of cars, vans and other driving machines and turning her life and thoughts into stories and comedy. Lizanne plugs: YouTube/ Shepherd1964 Twitter: https://twitter.com/lizanne_davies I plug: Tragic Summer: http://www.facebook.com/events/1374545949536475/ Spark Hackney Open Mic: Head/Heart: https://www.facebook.com/events/455504937947384/ We mention: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ HGV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_goods_vehicle Fiant Mutipla: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Multipla Ford Motor-company Dagenham: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Dagenham West Ham: http://www.whufc.com/ Lewis Hamilton: http://www.lewishamilton.com/ Formula 1: https://www.formula1.com/ The Goodies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goodies Monty Python: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python Dave Allen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Allen_%28comedian%29 Jasper Carrot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_Carrott Two Ronnies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Ronnies Aston Martin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin Jo Brand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Brand Lee Hearst / Backyard: http://www.leehurst.com/ Harry Hill: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Hill Bill Bailey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bailey Rhythm Factory: http://www.rhythmfactory.co.uk/ Mslexia: https://mslexia.co.uk/ NHS Direct: http://www.nhs.uk/nhs-direct/pages/nhs-direct-legacy-enquiries.aspx DVLA: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-licensing-agency Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 210 Stephen
In GBA 210 we get better acquainted with Stephen. As we sit on London Fields in the sunshine he tells me about growing up: childhood in Middlesborough, early adulthood in Uganda and London, working in the mental health system, losing anger and finding perspective. The conversation features stories of risk taking, danger, violence and car crashes told openly and with humour. Content Note: Mental Heath, Fighting, Discription of an animals violent death Stephen doesn't plug anything. I plug: What About the Men: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554323898168649/ The #ManSurvey: http://mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Tragic Summer: http://www.facebook.com/events/1374545949536475/ And Tragic Spring on the Stand Up Tragedy podcast: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy We mention: London Fields: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Fields Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ PTSD: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/pages/introduction.aspx H Rider Haggard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Rider_Haggard Joseph Conrad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Conrad Whitby: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitby Scarborough: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarborough,_North_Yorkshire Cuban Heals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_heel Carrie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_%281976_film%29 Diagram: http://platformthing.com/2014/06/11/this-is-why-editing-your-own-work-is-problematic/ Kafka: Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 209 Juliet Jacques
In GBA 209 we get better acquainted with Juliet Jacques. She talks about football, comment and opinion journalism, the differences and tensions between writing non fiction and writing fiction, marginal art and voices, the material reality of being a writer and so much more. Juliet plugs: Her memoir Trans will be out on 22nd September: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1975-trans At Home She's A Tourist: http://julietjacques.blogspot.co.uk/ I plug: Tragic Summer: www.facebook.com/events/1374545949536475/ And Tragic Spring on the Stand Up Tragedy podcast: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy We mention: Hattie Jacques: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hattie_Jacques Steve Cross: https://twitter.com/steve_x Dawn Foster: https://twitter.com/dawnhfoster https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-206-dawn-foster Alice Bell: https://twitter.com/alicebell https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-115-alice-bell David Peace: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Peace Belle and Sebastian: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_and_Sebastian The Smiths: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiths The Guardian: A Transgender Journey http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/series/transgender-journey Hillsborough: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster Luton / Millwall Riot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_Kenilworth_Road_riot Review of Anna Krien's Night Games : http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2015/01/journey-dark-heart-sport-anna-kriens-night-games Hollis Frampton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollis_Frampton Goodbye to the NHS: a personal story of a public service: http://www.newstatesman.com/juliet-jacques/2014/09/goodbye-nhs-personal-story-public-service On the “dispute” between radical feminism and trans people: http://www.newstatesman.com/juliet-jacques/2014/08/dispute-between-radical-feminism-and-trans-people Writers of Colour: http://mediadiversified.org/ Manifesto for Confessional Journalism: http://thenewinquiry.com/features/manifesto-for-confessional-journalism/ Brixton East Art Gallery: http://www.brixtoneast.co.uk/ White Review - Lars Iyer manfesto: http://www.thewhitereview.org/features/nude-in-your-hot-tub-facing-the-abyss-a-literary-manifesto-after-the-end-of-literature-and-manifestos/ 200th Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba200 Huw Lemmey: https://twitter.com/spitzenprodukte Reasons why your landlord is awesome: http://www.buzzfeed.com/dclg/is-your-landlord-actually-incredible-mu2w My comment is free piece: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/01/tough-choice-cut-job-enfield-children-centres-austerity Reflections on Villaplane: http://www.berfrois.com/2014/09/reflections-on-villaplane-juliet-jacques/ Skunk Anansie: Yes it's fucking political: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcaUer4fuU8 Liz Jones: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_Jones A Week of Goodbyes: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-week-of-goodbyes.html Noam Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQhEBCWMe44 "Masculinity": http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/jan/26/transgender-juliet-jacques-masculinity-football Travels of a transsexual football fan: http://www.newstatesman.com/juliet-jacques/2013/11/travels-transsexual-football-fan Verso Books: http://www.versobooks.com/ Gang of Four: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Four_%28band%29 Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 208 Jude Cowan Montague
In GBA 208 we get better acquainted with Jude Cowan Montague. She talks about her show The News Agents on Resonance FM, turning the Reuters newsfeeds into art, improvised singing and the relationship between journalism and the arts. Jude plugs: The Leidenfrost Effect: http://folkwit.com/artists/jude-cowan-and-wim-oudijk The News Agents on Resonance FM - 2.30-3.30 Saturday: http://resonancefm.com/listen And on Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/playlists/the-news-agents/ Her website: http://www.judecowanmontague.com/ I plug: Tragic Summer: http://www.facebook.com/events/1374545949536475/ And Tragic Spring on the Stand Up Tragedy podcast: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy We mention: Richard Tyrone Jones: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-tyrone-jones Resonance FM: http://resonancefm.com/ GBA on Resonance: https://soundcloud.com/resonance-fm/sets/getting-better-acquainted Rosie Wilby: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-10-rosie-wilby Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/ ITN: http://www.itn.co.uk/ For the Messangers: http://judecowan.net/ Iain Overton / Action on Armed Violence: https://aoav.org.uk/staff/iain-overton/ Jo Thomas: http://www.jothomas.me/ Pink Guns on Iain Overton's blog: http://www.gunbabygun.com/gun-baby-gun/women-show-off-pink-guns-on-social-media-sites/ Paxman New Agents Manifesto: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Paxman Candle dancing story: http://www.itnsource.com/jp/shotlist/RTV/2007/01/05/RTV22707/?v=1 " A, I" (All India Radio): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_India_Radio Agnès Varda: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agn%C3%A8s_Varda French New Wave: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_New_Wave Associated Press: http://www.ap.org/ My dad: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Grierson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Grierson BFI: http://www.bfi.org.uk/ BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ Jimmy Saville: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Savile Bermunda Triangle Test Engineers: http://btttb.blogspot.co.uk/ Melanie Clifford: http://melanieclifford.net/ Howard Jacques: https://twitter.com/howardjacques1 Sumatera_Barat: http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumatera_Barat The Leidenfrost Effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leidenfrost_effect Wim Oudijk: https://soundcloud.com/wim-oudijk Polydor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydor_Records Native Instruments: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/ BBC Radio Shropshire - Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt Disco Fair / Burt Coops: http://www.discofair.nl/ Royal Society of Printmakers: http://www.re-printmakers.com/ Billie Holiday: http://www.billieholiday.com/ Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 207 Simon
In GBA 207 we get better acquainted with Simon. He talks about dealing with the death of both his parents at a young age and how that, and the lives and values his parents had, has shaped his own life and world view. It's a conversation about bereavement, life, mental health and perspectives but most of all it's a conversation about stories, about the narratives and fictions we create and refine. Simon doesn't really plug anything. I plug Tragic Summer: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374545949536475/ and the Stand Up Tragedy podcast: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy We mention: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Risk! Live from London: http://risk-show.com/podcast/3177/ Kevin Allison: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-90-kevin-allison After Effects: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_After_Effects Charlie Hebdo: http://mediadiversified.org/2015/01/10/hatred-breeds-hatred-charlie-hebdo-marginalisation-and-terrorism/ Tony Judt - Post War Europe: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Postwar-History-Europe-Since-1945/dp/009954203X Rosa Parks: http://mediadiversified.org/2014/04/11/no-alibis-educating-children-about-racism/ MLK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr. Mark Cousins: https://twitter.com/markcousinsfilm Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Bill Hicks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hicks Joris Luyendijk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joris_Luyendijk Niels Bohr: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr Schrödinger's cat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_cat Micheal Frayn - Copenhagen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_%28play%29 Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 206 Dawn Foster
In GBA 206 we get better acquainted with Dawn Foster. She talks journalism, class, the housing crisis, the cuts, the election, writing a blog about receiving street harassment when cycling, the way that the media presents poverty and so much more. Dawn plugs: Her book "Lean Out" that is coming in November. You can find her here: https://twitter.com/DawnHFoster We mention: Focus e15: http://focuse15.org/ The Story: http://thestory.org.uk/ Laurie Penny: http://laurie-penny.com/ Alice Bell: https://alicerosebell.wordpress.com/about/ Juliet Jacques: http://julietjacques.com/ Geek Showoff: http://www.scienceshowoff.org/ Dawn at Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/dawn-foster Inside Housing Magazine: http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/ Sky News: http://news.sky.com/ Tories: https://www.conservatives.com/Together.aspx Labour: http://www.labour.org.uk/ Greens: https://www.greenparty.org.uk/ Lib Dems: http://www.libdems.org.uk/ Nick Clegg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Clegg Nikki Morgan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Morgan_%28politician%29 Human Geography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_geography Coventry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry Leamington Spa: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Leamington_Spa Kenilworth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenilworth Question Time: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006t1q9 Rover: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_Company Lehman Brothers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehman_Brothers Northern Rock: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Rock Mary Poppins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Poppins_%28film%29 Everyday Sexism: http://everydaysexism.com/ Arts Emergency: http://www.arts-emergency.org/ NEET: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEET David Blunkett: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Blunkett Keynes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Keynes Benefits Street: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/benefits-street Tatler Documentary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04q0wwg John Major: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Major Road to Wigan Pier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Wigan_Pier North and South: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_and_South_%28Gaskell_novel%29 Iraq War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War Lean In: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_In Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 205 Suraya
In GBA 205 we get better acquainted with Suraya. She talks about creating an erotica magazine for women, moving between cultures, countries and cities, the therapeutic and social value of storytelling, singing, writing, mental health and more. Suraya plugs: Tragic Spring at the Hackney Attic 25th April: http://www.facebook.com/events/588668424609848/ We mention: Risk! : http://risk-show.com/ The Moth: http://themoth.org/about/programs/the-moth-podcast Fran: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-170-fran Risk! Live in London: http://risk-show.com/podcast/3177/ Jen Hazel: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jen-hazel/b/302/2b6 Adele: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adele Faure's Requiem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requiem_%28Faur%C3%A9%29 Mickey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E-Zrg9CB_Q Sweet Valley High: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Valley_High Babysitters Club: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Baby-Sitters_Club Dangermouse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danger_Mouse_%28TV_series%29 Jamm: http://jaam.net.nz/ Radio 3 - The Verb: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tnsf Arcola Theatre: https://www.arcolatheatre.com/ Filament: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filament_%28magazine%29 http://web.archive.org/web/20090406063332/http://www.filamentmagazine.com/ Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ Foyles: http://www.foyles.co.uk/ Mind Haringey: http://www.mindinharingey.org.uk/ Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ CBT: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Cognitive-behavioural-therapy/Pages/Introduction.aspx Both my Sex Club and Mental Health Stories are in this GBA extra: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-parachute-opened Kinsey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Kinsey Meridith Chivers: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15482445 Nexus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Books#Imprints Black Lace http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Books#Imprints Mils and Boon: http://www.millsandboon.co.uk/ Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 204 Jim
In GBA 204 we get better acquainted with Jim. He talks about being an accidental archaeologist, running a mobile disco for 30 years, volunteering in the opening ceremony of the Olympics, growing giant pumpkins and more. Also we talk about making Forty Hall by Candlelight 2014 and he gives me a parsnip. Jim plugs: The investigation he is currently involved in. I plug: Tragic Spring at the Hackney Attic 25th April: http://www.facebook.com/events/588668424609848/ We mention: Forty Hall: http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/ Candlelight Tours: http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/media/gallery/forty_hall_by_candlelight_2015 Nicholas Rainton: http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/about_forty_hall_estate/sir_nicholas_rainton Ade Edmonson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ade_Edmondson Enfield Council: http://www.enfield.gov.uk/ Saturday Night Fever: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Fever Top of the Pops: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_of_the_Pops Hold My Hands: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a639994/jess-glynnes-hold-my-hand-remains-uks-number-1-single.html Elsyng Palace: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsyng_Palace English Civil War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Civil_War That's Life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That%27s_Life! Esther Rantzen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Rantzen Danny Boyle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Boyle Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/royal-festival-hall 3 Mills Studio: http://www.3mills.com/ What's the time, Mr Wolf? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_the_time,_Mr_Wolf%3F Birdy Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jAG9GAqktY Vienna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DuCIGvsbMA Shaddap You Face: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaddap_You_Face Enfield Archaeology Society: http://www.enfarchsoc.org/ Go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_%28game%29 Imagine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhq-yO1KN8 Star Wars Day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day Toby Sedgwick: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toby_Sedgwick War Horse: http://www.warhorseonstage.com/ Steve Boyd: http://www.steveboydportfolio.com/ Underworld: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underworld_%28band%29 Industrial Revolution: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution Jersey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey Opening Ceremony Hidden Camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZlZZf8MKpM Pandemonium Drummers: http://www.pandemoniumdrummers.co.uk/ Vision Choir: http://www.visionmusic.org.uk/ Blackpool: https://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/ Alton Towers: http://www.altontowers.com/ Much Wenlock: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenlock_Olympian_Games Philomena: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philomena_%28film%29 The Rock: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rock_%28film%29 The Shawshank Redemption: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shawshank_Redemption St Bartholomews Hospital: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Bartholomew%27s_Hospital Pro Mobile Disco: http://promobiledisco.com/ Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 203 Sajeela Kershi
In GBA 203 we get better acquainted with Sajeela Kershi. She talks about making comedy and her show Immigrant Diaries where people share their true life stories, and we move from these topics into wider discussions of Islamophobia, racism, belonging, social responsibility as well as into personal recollections of Sajeela's childhood. Sajeela plugs: Changing Britain Festival: Immigrant Diaries: 24th April: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/immigrant-diaries-91203 Twitter: https://twitter.com/sajeelakershi Shallow Hallal: https://boxoffice.brightonfringe.org/comedy/7742/sajeela-kershi-shallow-halal Comedy Cottage: 16th April: https://www.facebook.com/events/1414664585508687/ I plug: Tragic Spring at the Hackney Attic 25th April: https://www.facebook.com/events/588668424609848/ We mention: The treatment in the press and public opinion of the young girls who wanted to join IS: http://mediadiversified.org/2015/02/24/the-denial-of-childhood-to-children-of-colour/ http://mediadiversified.org/2015/03/05/thetrashies-challenging-the-medias-misinformed-consensus/ http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-teenage-girls-want-to-join-isis-in-the-face-of-all-its-atrocities-then-they-should-leave-and-never-return-10065516.html Brief Encounter: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037558/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Eddie Peppitone: http://eddiepepitone.com/ Pro Resting: https://twitter.com/proresting Keith Jarrett: http://zoneonetosix.blogspot.co.uk/ Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Leicester Comedy Festival: http://www.comedy-festival.co.uk/ Amnesty: http://www.amnesty.org.uk/ USP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unique_selling_proposition Big Brother: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Brother_%28UK_TV_series%29 TOWIE: http://www.itv.com/essex Punjab: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjab_region Partition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India Thatcher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher Radcliffe Royds: https://radclifferoyds.wordpress.com/ Al Qaeda: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qaeda Salman Rushdie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie The Satanic Verses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Satanic_Verses Malcolm X: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X Cartoon - bikini / hijab: http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/02/22/questioning-definitions-of-freedom/ Hipsters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hipster_%28contemporary_subculture%29 Lumbersexual: http://gawker.com/are-you-a-lumbersexual-1657844454 Algerian War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerian_War The Charlie Hebdo March: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/11338185/Paris-shootings-Crowds-join-Unity-march-for-Charlie-Hebdo-attacks-in-pictures.html Leaders: http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2015/jan/13/charlie-hebdo-attack-world-leaders-paris-press-freedom Backlash to French Muslims: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/13/europe/france-anti-muslim-threats/ Enoch Powell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch_Powell Rivers of Blood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch_Powell#.22Rivers_of_Blood.22_speech Lenny Henry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenny_Henry Romesh Ranganathan - Jonathan Ross: https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/the-jonathan-ross-show/series-8/episode-5 BNP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_National_Party Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 202 Tom Humberstone
In GBA 202 we get better acquainted with Tom Humberstone. He talks about turning the news into comics for the New Statesman, looking for nuance in political discourses, the landscape of the comics industry and how the internet effects argument and a lot more. Also we get into the comic he drew in response to the response to the Charlie Hebdo killings and how people responded to this response Tom plugs: His website: http://tomhumberstone.com/ In the Frame: http://www.newstatesman.com/subjects/In%20the%20Frame We mention: Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ Unfortunatalie/Nat Guest: https://twitter.com/unfortunatalie Wil Hodgson: https://wilhodgson.wordpress.com/ Kieron Gillen: http://gillen.cream.org/wordpress_html/ Hannah Berry: http://hannahberry.co.uk/ Alex Herne: https://twitter.com/alexhern Jen Adamthwaite: http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/ Edward Ross: http://edwardmaross.blogspot.co.uk/ Darren Hayman: http://www.hefnet.com/ January Songs: http://januarysongs.tumblr.com/ January songs picture: http://januarysongs.tumblr.com/post/2875721900/drawing-by-tom-humberstone New Statesman: http://www.newstatesman.com/ Helen Arney: http://helenarney.com/ Lorne Micheals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorne_Michaels Tina Fey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_Fey Solipsistic Pop: http://solipsisticpop.com/ McSweeneys: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/ Roar: http://roarcomics.com/ Drawn and Quarterly: https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/ Occupy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_movement Tom's Occupy comic: http://www.cartoonmovement.com/comic/7 Joe Sacco: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Sacco On Satire: http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2015/jan/09/joe-sacco-on-satire-a-response-to-the-attacks Tom Humberstone: I Am Not Charlie: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/01/frame-i-am-not-charlie Helen Lewis:https://twitter.com/helenlewis Comedian who got arrested: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/quenelle-comedian-dieudonne-arrested-for-apology-for-terrorism-9976667.html Boko Haram: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boko_Haram Chalie Hebdo's Boko Haram cartoon: http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2015/01/outside-charlie-hebdo/ Not All Men: http://time.com/79357/not-all-men-a-brief-history-of-every-dudes-favorite-argument/ Clapter: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/30-Rock-s-Tina-Fey-Clarifies-Her-Remark-About-The-Daily-Show-9612.html Steve Bell: http://www.belltoons.co.uk/ Adrian Tomine: http://www.adrian-tomine.com/Booksandcomics.html Daniel Clowes: http://danielclowes.com/ Chris Ware: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Ware Scott McCloud: http://scottmccloud.com/ Birdman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birdman_%28film%29 Justice League International: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_League_International Jamie McKelvie: http://mckelvie.tumblr.com/ Hawkeye: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkeye_%28comics%29 Marvel: http://marvel.com/ Brian Bendis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Michael_Bendis Punisher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punisher Black Panther: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_%28comics%29 Image: https://imagecomics.com/ Ed Brubaker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Brubaker Matt Fraction - Sex Criminals: https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/sex-criminals Pretty Deadly: https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/pretty-deadly Saga - Brian K Vaughan: https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/saga Kelly Sue - Bitch Planet: https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/bitch-planet Y: The Last Man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y:_The_Last_Man Elipsis: http://ventedspleen.com/blog/category/comics/ellipsis/ Chrissy Williams: The Sky Dream: http://ventedspleen.com/blog/2012/05/08/the-sky-dream/ The Heart Horse: http://ventedspleen.com/blog/2012/05/01/the-heart-horse/ My Fellow Americans: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dan-Hancox-and-Tom-Humberstone/e/B00JR5DC2C Dan Hancox: https://twitter.com/danhancox Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 201 Mel Jones
In GBA 201 we get better acquainted with Mel Jones. She talks about so many things both personal and political; sex, depression, therapy, age, forgiveness, family, performing, community, discrimination, news, songwriting and speaking words are just a few of the topics and tangents we cover. Content Note: This episode deals with mental health issues and therapy. The conversation also covers issues around child abuse and sexual abuse, although it doesn't contain graphic descriptions of either. It also contains plenty of love, warmth and laughter Mel plugs: Friggers of Speech: https://www.facebook.com/FriggersofSpeech Contact Mel poetrymel@hotmail.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/mel.jones.505 The next SUT is: Tragic Spring: http://www.facebook.com/events/588668424609848/ We mention: PBH Free Fringe CD: https://pbhfreefringespokenword.bandcamp.com/album/a-maze-of-breaths-spoken-word-at-pbhs-free-fringe Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Porn Poem: https://pbhfreefringespokenword.bandcamp.com/track/porn Asexuality: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asexuality fog in the channel europe cut off: http://politicalquotes.org/node/19094 Page 3: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_3 Indigo Girls: http://www.indigogirls.com/ Joni Mitchell: http://jonimitchell.com/ Leonard Cohen: http://www.leonardcohen.com/home Lily Tomlin - forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/87427-forgiveness-means-giving-up-all-hope-for-a-better-past Oscar Wild quote: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/o/oscarwilde124821.html Ambivert: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambivert Tantalus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantalus The Crib: http://www.thecrib.org.uk/ John Pilger - the inevitable ring of the unimaginable: http://www.rickieleejones.com/forum.htm RT: http://rt.com/uk/ Al Jazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 Bang Said the Gun: https://twitter.com/bangsaidthegun Dan Cockrill: http://www.danielcockrill.com/ Paul Excentric: http://pauleccentric.co.uk/ Dan Simpson: https://dansimpsonpoet.wordpress.com/ Luke Wright: http://www.lukewright.co.uk/ Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 200 Pt 5 With Charley Harrison
This is GBA 200 pt 5 with guest host Charley Harrison. The #GBA200 season will celebrate 200 episodes of Getting Better Acquainted with a week of daily episodes where the script is switched and the people I know interview me. It's taking place from the 16th-20th of March. The guest hosts are Helen Zaltzman, Chella Quint, Sophia Walker and James McKay, Jen Adamthwaite and Charley Harrison. During this week we'll learn what Getting Better Acquainted might be like if it was made by someone else, and whether I'm a consistent character or not; we'll explore and celebrate how combinations of people and places create wildly different conversations. I'll also be re-sharing and discussing the first 200 episodes of GBA on the show's twitter feed, using the hashtag #GBA200. If you want to join in the celebrations by sharing your favourite episodes, you would be very welcome to do so! I plug: Listening to marginalised voices and non mainstream media sources via Social Media Mentioned in the episode: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Jess: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-195-jess Orange is the New Black: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Is_the_New_Black Dead Poets Society: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Poets_Society Sparticus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus_%28film%29 X Factor: http://www.itv.com/xfactor The Middle Class Bastards: https://soundcloud.com/themiddleclassbastards/sets Jedward: http://www.planetjedward.net/ Sapiosexual: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/submission/6304/Sapiosexual Black Mirror: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror_%28TV_series%29 Moominland Midwinter: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moominland-Midwinter-Puffin-Books-Jansson/dp/0140305025 Sex Club: http://risk-show.com/podcast/3177/ Mark Silcox: http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2015/01/08/21601/women_not_allowed Woman's Hour: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qlvb Cbeebies - Ministry of Stories: http://bit.ly/MiScbeebies bell hooks - Men, Masculinity and Love: http://aia.berkeley.edu/strengthening_connections/handouts/1a/Bell%20Hook%20Men%20to%20Masculinity%20%20Tanji%20Donald.pdf http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Will-to-Change/bell-hooks/9780743456081 Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 200 Pt 4 with Jen Adamthwaite
This is GBA 200 pt 4 with guest host Jen Adamthwaite. The #GBA200 season will celebrate 200 episodes of Getting Better Acquainted with a week of daily episodes where the script is switched and the people I know interview me. It's taking place from the 16th-20th of March. The guest hosts are Helen Zaltzman, Chella Quint, Sophia Walker and James McKay, Jen Adamthwaite and Charley Harrison. During this week we'll learn what Getting Better Acquainted might be like if it was made by someone else, and whether I'm a consistent character or not; we'll explore and celebrate how combinations of people and places create wildly different conversations. I'll also be re-sharing and discussing the first 200 episodes of GBA on the show's twitter feed, using the hashtag #GBA200. If you want to join in the celebrations by sharing your favourite episodes, you would be very welcome to do so! I plug: Watching TV! Mentioned in the episode: #ThePush https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ThePush&src=typd #VSS https://twitter.com/search?q=%23VSS&src=typd #ALineADayPoem: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ALineADayPoem&src=typd Kirsty Higginson: https://twitter.com/KirstyHigginson #FF https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FF&src=typd Library of Alexandria: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Alexandria Women's Hour Message Board: http://www.theguardian.com/media/pda/2009/feb/03/bbc-web20 Women's Hour: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qlvb Live Journal: http://www.livejournal.com/ Owain: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-16-owain bell hooks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks Intersectional Feminism: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10572435/Intersectional-feminism.-What-the-hell-is-it-And-why-you-should-care.html Apples for Everyone: https://soundcloud.com/applesforeveryone/sets Shakespeare: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare Arthur Miller: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Miller Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ The Wire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire Breaking Bad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Bad Orange is the New Black: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Is_the_New_Black The Americans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Americans_%282013_TV_series%29 Once Upon A Time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_%28TV_series%29 Our Friends in the North: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Friends_in_the_North My Mad Fat Diary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Mad_Fat_Diary Deadwood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadwood_%28TV_series%29 Six Feet Under: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Feet_Under_%28TV_series%29 Buffy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer Joss Whedon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Whedon Dollhouse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollhouse_%28TV_series%29 Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 200 Pt 3 With Sophia Walker And James McKay
This is GBA 200 pt 3 with guest hosts Sophia Walker and James McKay. The #GBA200 season will celebrate 200 episodes of Getting Better Acquainted with a week of daily episodes where the script is switched and the people I know interview me. It's taking place from the 16th-20th of March. The guest hosts are Helen Zaltzman, Chella Quint, Sophia Walker and James McKay, Jen Adamthwaite and Charley Harrison. During this week we'll learn what Getting Better Acquainted might be like if it was made by someone else, and whether I'm a consistent character or not; we'll explore and celebrate how combinations of people and places create wildly different conversations. I'll also be re-sharing and discussing the first 200 episodes of GBA on the show's twitter feed, using the hashtag #GBA200. If you want to join in the celebrations by sharing your favourite episodes, you would be very welcome to do so! I plug: Sophia Walker: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaWalker https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-172-sophia-walker James McKay: http://www.mckaypoetry.com/ https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-169-james-mckay Mentioned in the episode: Snufkin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snufkin The Moomins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin Adele Hampton: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-199-adele-hampton Intersectional Feminism: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10572435/Intersectional-feminism.-What-the-hell-is-it-And-why-you-should-care.html Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ David Lee Morgan: http://www.davidword.com/ Faggots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8muDiSOjOQY Shewee: http://www.shewee.com/ La-Z-boy: http://www.la-z-boy.co.uk/ Rambo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462499/ Simon Cowell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Cowell Glitter poo: http://metro.co.uk/2014/12/12/the-ultimate-party-girl-gift-pills-that-make-you-poop-rainbow-glitter-4984836/ "vaginal lipstick" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2419876/Who-knew-greying-genitals-problem-Amazon-stocking-30-labia-dye-restore-rosy-hue.html Vajazzling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajazzle Lord of the Rings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings Ents: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ent Susie Bright: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susie_Bright Suzy Sexperts Lesbian Sex World: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Susie-Sexperts-Lesbian-Sex-World/dp/1573440779 On Our Backs Magazine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Our_Backs Radcliffe Royds: https://radclifferoyds.wordpress.com/ Eliza Cathy: http://www.eliza-carthy.com/ Phish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phish Boris Johnson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson Why chihuahuas don't run on the snow? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDaLg7G8rH0 The Magic Bike Ride https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=The+Magic+Bike+Ride&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-GBGB456GB456&oq=the+ma&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i60j69i57j69i60l2j0.1781j0j9&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8 Stephen Fry: http://www.stephenfry.com/ Hackney Lido (London Fields Lido!) http://www.better.org.uk/leisure/london-fields-lido Goldilocks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_the_Three_Bears Bears: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_%28gay_culture%29 Napoleon Complex: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_complex YMCA: http://www.ymca.org.uk/ Once Upon A Time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_%28TV_series%29 What About the Men: Mansplaining Masculinity https://www.facebook.com/events/1554323898168649/ Genderqueer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genderqueer Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 200 Pt 2 With Chella Quint
This is GBA 200 pt 2 with guest host Chella Quint. The #GBA200 season will celebrate 200 episodes of Getting Better Acquainted with a week of daily episodes where the script is switched and the people I know interview me. It's taking place from the 16th-20th of March. The guest hosts are Helen Zaltzman, Chella Quint, Sophia Walker and James McKay, Jen Adamthwaite and Charley Harrison. During this week we'll learn what Getting Better Acquainted might be like if it was made by someone else, and whether I'm a consistent character or not; we'll explore and celebrate how combinations of people and places create wildly different conversations. I'll also be re-sharing and discussing the first 200 episodes of GBA on the show's twitter feed, using the hashtag #GBA200. If you want to join in the celebrations by sharing your favourite episodes, you would be very welcome to do so! I plug: My Patreon account is coming soon. Currently it's half finished because things like #GBA200 have been getting in the way of me finishing it! https://www.patreon.com/ Mentioned in the episode: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com Risk: http://risk-show.com/podcast/3177 Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk Steve Cross: https://twitter.com/steve_x Tragic Christmas: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/selected-tragedy-vol-5-tragic-christmas https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-christmas Christmas Story: http://sparklondon.libsyn.com/two-cathedrals Arts Emergency: http://www.arts-emergency.org/ PSHE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal,_Social_and_Health_Education Richard Tyrone Jones: http://www.richardtyronejones.com/ Kuiper Belt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuiper_belt Pluto: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto Chella on GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-11-chella-quint Chella on SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-edinburgh-2014 Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 200 Pt 1 With Helen Zaltzman
This is GBA 200 pt 1 with guest host Helen Zaltzman. The #GBA200 season will celebrate 200 episodes of Getting Better Acquainted with a week of daily episodes where the script is switched and the people I know interview me. It's taking place from the 16th-20th of March. The guest hosts are Helen Zaltzman, Chella Quint, Sophia Walker and James McKay, Jen Adamthwaite and Charley Harrison. During this week we'll learn what Getting Better Acquainted might be like if it was made by someone else, and whether I'm a consistent character or not; we'll explore and celebrate how combinations of people and places create wildly different conversations. I'll also be re-sharing and discussing the first 200 episodes of GBA on the show's twitter feed, using the hashtag #GBA200. If you want to join in the celebrations by sharing your favourite episodes, you would be very welcome to do so! I plug: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Storylines: http://www.ampersandmedia.co.uk/current.php Edinburgh - SUT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378858509079820/ What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554323898168649/ Mentioned in the episode: I Hated Being Young: https://soundcloud.com/the-dave/i-hated-being-young Four Days in a Room: https://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom/sets/highlights-from-four-days-in-a Matt Hill: http://rethinkdaily.co.uk/ Richard: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-episodes Jen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Jo: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-52-jo Apples for Everyone: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/ RethinkDaily: http://archive.rethinkdaily.co.uk/ Numbers: https://t.co/6jywRxG5xC Quantum Leap: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_Leap Answer Me This! http://answermethispodcast.com/ Richard Herring - Collings and Herrin: http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/collingsherrin/archive/ This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/ WTF: http://www.wtfpod.com/ Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ The Open Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-open-episodes Risk! http://risk-show.com/podcast/3177/ GBA Specials: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba-specials Helen on SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/selected-tragedy-vol-6-tragic-history Forty Hall: http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/ Enfield Council: http://www.enfield.gov.uk/ Dad episode - virginity: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-118-dad-3 Dad Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Anthony Kiedis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Kiedis Martin: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-67-martin-the-sound-man Everyday Sexism: http://everydaysexism.com/ Arthur Miller: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Miller Ian Curtis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Curtis Slipknot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slipknot_%28band%29 Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 199 Adele Hampton
In GBA 199 we get better acquainted with Adele Hampton. She talks spoken word, journalism, finding her voice, navigating the intersections of class, race, gender and sexuality, her specific experiences of growing up biracial, moving to London from America and so much more. Adele plugs: Her video production work: Contact her at Adele Hampton on facebook. Check out her previous video work: http://adelehampton.com/ I plug: The upcoming #GBA200 season (16th-20th March 2015) where I will be celebrating 200 hundred episodes of Getting Better Acquainted with a week of conversations where the table is turned and other people run the show and I am the guest. And Tragic Spring: https://www.facebook.com/events/588668424609848/ We mention: Sophia Walker: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaWalker Can't Care Won't Care: http://www.rondotheatre.co.uk/production/1159/ Around the World in 8 Mistakes: http://sabotagereviews.com/2013/08/29/edinburgh-fringe-review-around-the-world-in-eight-mistakes-by-sophia-walker/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Oxford Brookes: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/ New College of Humanities: https://www.nchum.org/ My dad: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Adele's dad: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3563885/ http://www.transcendingsurgeon.com/ Miner's Strike: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_miners%27_strike_%281984%E2%80%9385%29 Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Doctor Who: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who Daniel Radcliffe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Radcliffe Rhianna: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhianna_(singer) Annie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_(2014_film) Ferguson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Ferguson_unrest The Wire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_wire Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 198 Jack Rooke
In GBA 198 we get better acquainted with Jack Rooke. He talks about co-writing a show about the death of his dad with his Nan, the barriers to education and the arts that people from working class backgrounds have to deal with, how suicide is presented in the media, watching daytime TV and so much more. He *is* crowdfunding his show: http://t.co/TWiOZCoU3K Here he is in a video telling you about it: http://t.co/pZ50wGETXV Content Note: Bereavement and reference to suicide and mental health. Jack plugs: @JackRooke: https://twitter.com/jackrooke Good Grief: http://www.thegoodgriefproject.com Child Bereavement Network: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/ Plan If: http://www.planif.org.uk/ I plug: The upcoming #GBA200 season where I will be celebrating 200 hundred episodes of Getting Better Acquainted with a week of conversations where the table is turned and other people run the show and I am the guest. We mention: Roundhouse: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/ Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Wilderness Festival: http://www.wildernessfestival.com/ Charley Harrison: http://charleylucyharrison.com/ About A Boy: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0276751/ Owain: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-16-owain University of Westminster: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/ Trafalgar Studios: http://www.trafalgar-studios.co.uk/ Meera Syal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meera_Syal Arts Council: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/ The Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ This Morning: http://www.itv.com/thismorning Loose Women: http://www.itv.com/loosewomen The Chase: http://www.itv.com/thechase Doctors: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mh9v Bang Said the Gun: http://www.bangsaidthegun.com/ The Surgery - Radio One: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wkj8 Widow's Parents Allowance: http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/jul/15/widowed-parents-allowance-cut Bono: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bono CALM: https://www.thecalmzone.net/ My Aunt: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-125-margaret Lana Del Rey: http://lanadelrey.com/ L'Wren Scott: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Wren_Scott Mick Jagger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Jagger Samaritans: http://www.samaritans.org/ Bowl of Oranges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUym7n7fJTQ Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0W1v0kOELA Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 197 Toni
In GBA 197 we get better acquainted with Toni. She talks about being a sex worker and sex worker rights activist, decriminalisation, the problems with the Swedish Model, the language and stigma around sex work, harm reduction, how various systems of oppression intersect around the lives of sex workers and more. Toni is a member of the Sex Worker Open University: http://www.sexworkeropenuniversity.com/ Content Note: Some reference to violence against sex workers and to rape and sexual assault, although none of these references are graphic or personal accounts. Toni plugs: @SexWorkerOU: https://twitter.com/SexWorkerOU CONFIDE: Helpline: http://confideinfo.com/about/ I plug: Tragic Winter @ Hackney Attic: 28th February: http://www.facebook.com/events/1516191711967276/ We mention: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers: http://www.december17.org/ Carol Leigh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Leigh Tres Cosas Campaign: https://3cosascampaign.wordpress.com/about/ Decriminalisation: http://prostitutescollective.net/2010/09/28/decriminalisation-of-prostitution-v-legalisation-2/ Swedish/Nordic Model: http://www.sexworkeropenuniversity.com/blog/swou-statement-on-poverty-sex-work-and-the-swedish-model-poverty-is-objectifying-demeaning-and-coercive1 Amnesty International - the backlash: http://www.amnesty.org.uk/agm-decisions-to-date http://www.newstatesman.com/lifestyle/2013/06/amnesty-human-rights-and-criminalisation-sex-work Friends: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friends Petite Jasmine: http://titsandsass.com/the-bloody-state-gave-him-the-power-a-swedish-sex-workers-murder/ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/alex-bryce/petite-jasmine-sex-workers_b_4439049.html Arrested Development: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrested_Development_%28TV_series%29 Tina Fay: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_Fey Morecambe Bay Cockle Picking Disaster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Morecambe_Bay_cockling_disaster ECP: http://www.nswp.org/members/europe/english-collective-prostitutes http://prostitutescollective.net/ x: talk: http://www.xtalkproject.net/ NSWP: http://www.nswp.org/ Ipswich Serial murders: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipswich_serial_murders Associated Press: http://www.ap.org/ Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 196 Siobhan
In GBA 196 we get better acquainted with Siobhan. She talks about making comedy, being a sign language interpreter, the politics of marriage, honeymooning in lapland, grief and bereavement, spreading eccentric joy, feminism, being an identical twin and so much more. The conversation focused on Siobhan's breasts much more than either of us were expecting. Siobhan plugs: We Are Funny Variety @ Dirty Dicks: 25th February: https://www.facebook.com/events/807156749349594/ I plug: Tragic Winter @ Hackney Attic: 28th February: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516191711967276/ We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Tragic Heroes: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-heroes CUNTH: http://www.cunth.co.uk/ Charley Harrison: http://charleylucyharrison.com/ We Are Funny: http://wearefunnyproject.com/ Tragic Christmas: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-christmas BSL: http://www.british-sign.co.uk/ SSE: http://www.signedlanguage.co.uk/signsupportedenglish.html Sense: http://www.sense.org.uk/ Usher Syndrome: http://www.sense.org.uk/content/usher-syndrome Disability Challengers: http://www.disability-challengers.org/ Cochlia Implant Video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2590509/Watch-The-moving-moment-deaf-woman-overcome-emotion-HEARS-time-having-cochlea-implants-switched-on.html Ged: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-31-ged Womanism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Womanism Louisa Omielan: http://www.iloveluisa.com/ Nadia Kamil: http://nadiakamil.co.uk/ Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 195 Jess
In GBA 195 we get better acquainted with Jess. He talks about positivity as a political act, being a tour guide, the representation of minority religions, teaching English in China, the impact of his sister's life and death on his family and exploring the infinite and the unknown. Jess plugs: Upcoming short film in production: working title Duty of Care: http://www.ideastap.com/People/Jess-Brownrigg @JessBrownrigg Thinking beyond ourselves. Extra plug: Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Winter 28th February: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Stand_Up_Tragedy_Tragic_Winter/ We talk: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy Story: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-beginnings-act-1 Tour Guide Spark Story: https://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/a-grand-gesture-jess-brownrigg/ Kepler Telescope: http://kepler.nasa.gov/ New Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/ Aristotle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle 38 Degres: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/ George Mobiot on growth: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/27/if-we-cant-change-economic-system-our-number-is-up Green Party: http://www.greenparty.org.uk/ The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Songlines-Vintage-Classics-Bruce-Chatwin/dp/0099769913 Rik Mayall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rik_Mayall Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 194 Paula Varjack
In GBA 194 we get better acquainted with Paula Varjack. She talks about finding herself through becoming someone else, creating performed documentary, how money and art and identity intersect, singing the Cat in the Hat to the tune of Radiohead's Creep, the ethical and practical concerns of producing shows and more. I also get a chance to tease out some of the nuances around my attitude to copyright. Paula plugs: Her website: http://www.paulavarjack.com How I Became Myself (By Becoming Someone Else): http://www.paulavarjack.com/projects/How-I-Became-Myself-(By-Becoming-Someone-Else).html Contacting her if you are an artist wanting to get involved with Show Me the Money: http://www.twitter.com/paulavarjack Extra plugs: The Fail Better Podcast: http://www.londonfieldsradio.co.uk/2015/02/01/fail-better-podcast-episode-1-amy-acre-james-harris/ Anti-Slam Anti-Valantines - 14th Feb Hackney Attic: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Anti_Slam_Valentine_S_Special/ Varjack and Simpson: http://varjackandsimpson.tumblr.com Never Mind the Fullstops 5th March: http://varjackandsimpson.tumblr.com/fullstops Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Winter 28th February: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Stand_Up_Tragedy_Tragic_Winter/ We mention: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ The Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ The Anti Social Network: http://www.paulavarjack.com/projects/the-anti-social-network.html Rada: https://www.rada.ac.uk/ Chelsea Theatre: http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/ Lesley Ewen: http://www.generallife.org/ Everything's A Remix: http://everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/ Manchester Rambler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YENYMwuCG2Y Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/ James Harris: http://jamesharrisstandup.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBzeRGnvFEJTvI-cFw-TqIA Miranda July: http://mirandajuly.com/ No One Belongs Here More Than You: http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Belongs-Here-More-Than/dp/1847671160 Bargehouse - GrimmTales: http://www.grimm-tales.co.uk/ Soho Theatre: http://www.sohotheatre.com/ Leicester Square Theatre: http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/ Hackney Attic: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/Attic/Hackney_Attic/ The Anti-Slam: http://varjackandsimpson.tumblr.com/anti-slam Raymond Antrobus: http://raymondantrobus.blogspot.co.uk/ The Dogstar: http://dogstarbrixton.com/ Superbard: http://www.superbard.co.uk/ Creative One: https://www.creativeone.com/cmindex.aspx Paloma Faith: http://www.palomafaith.com/ Myspace: https://myspace.com/ Cat in the Hat / Creep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wl3Yc4FgjA Radiohead: http://www.radiohead.co.uk/ Cat in the Hat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cat_in_the_Hat The Christmas Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfHaBbCLzDo Dan Simpson: https://dansimpsonpoet.wordpress.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Public Liability Insurance: http://www.confused.com/small-business-insurance/guides/understanding-public-liability-insurance Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 193 Dan Simpson
In GBA 193 we get better acquainted with Dan Simpson. He talks about performance and process, working with words, learning acceptance, geek culture, categorising the arts and lots more. Dan plugs: Anti-Slam Anti-Valantines - 14th Feb Hackney Attic: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Anti_Slam_Valentine_S_Special/ Varjack and Simpson: http://varjackandsimpson.tumblr.com// Stand Up And Slam: http://www.standupandslam.com/ https://twitter.com/StandUpAndSlam Dan Simpson: https://dansimpsonpoet.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/dansimpsonpoet We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ PBH Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ Robin Williams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Williams Eddie Peppitone: http://eddiepepitone.com/ Pac-Man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man Clyde: http://pacman.wikia.com/wiki/Clyde Richard Marsh: https://richmarsh.wordpress.com/ Dirty Great Love Story: https://richmarsh.wordpress.com/dirty-great-love-story/ Wingman: https://richmarsh.wordpress.com/wingman/ Skittles: https://richmarsh.wordpress.com/skittles/ We Are All Orange Ghosts: https://dansimpsonpoet.wordpress.com/orange-ghosts/ Ross Sutherland: http://www.rosssutherland.co.uk/ Standby for Tape Backup: http://www.rosssutherland.co.uk/main/archives/960 Apples and Snakes: http://www.applesandsnakes.org/ Canterbury Laureate: https://dansimpsonpoet.wordpress.com/tag/canterbury-laureate/ Benjamin Zephaniah: http://benjaminzephaniah.com/ Kate Tempest: http://katetempest.co.uk/ Rob Auton: http://www.robauton.co.uk/ Mark Grist: http://www.markgrist.com/ Tim Key: https://twitter.com/timkeyperson Tim Minchin: http://www.timminchin.com/ Storm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGuXCuDb1U John Cooper Clarke: http://johncooperclarke.com/ Indie Feed: http://indiefeedpp.indiefeed.libsynpro.com/ Bang Said the Gun: http://www.bangsaidthegun.com/ Arts Emergency: http://www.arts-emergency.org/ Alternative Old Boys Network: http://www.arts-emergency.org/alternative-old-boys-network/ Future First: http://futurefirst.org.uk/ Ricky Tomlinson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Tomlinson Rada: https://www.rada.ac.uk/ Central: https://www.cssd.ac.uk/ Eastenders: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006m86d Never Mind the Fullstops: http://varjackandsimpson.tumblr.com/fullstops The Antislam: http://varjackandsimpson.tumblr.com/anti-slam Fay Roberts: http://www.fayroberts.co.uk/ Greece - Summer Nights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW0DfsCzfq4 Paula Varjack: http://www.paulavarjack.com/ Paul Sweeney: https://twitter.com/sweencutscomedy Hammer and Tongue: http://www.hammerandtongue.com/ Forbidden Planet: https://forbiddenplanet.com/ Call of Duty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty Grand Theft Auto: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_%28video_game%29 Mark Zuckerberg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Zuckerberg Star Trek: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek Lord of the Rings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings Gamergate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate_controversy Fake Geek Girl: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Fake_geek_girls Climate Change Poems: Tipping Point: Weatherfronts http://weatherfronts.dansimpsonpoet.co.uk/ Canterbury Roman Museum Residency: https://dansimpsonpoet.wordpress.com/projects/canterbury-roman-museum-residency/ Burning Eye Books: https://burningeyebooks.wordpress.com/ Myers Briggs Personality Type: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator NotAllMen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NotAllMen Mansplaining: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansplaining Ministry of Stories - Cbeebies Radio Series: http://bit.ly/MiScbeebies The Richard Tyrone Jones Live Edinburgh Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-6-richard-tyrone Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 192 Amy Clare Tasker
In GBA 192 we get better acquainted with Amy. She talks about asking who is Helen of Troy, gender and performance, the cultural experience of Third Culture Kids, diversity in the arts, feminism, mythology, identity and more. Amy plugs: GAP Salon: https://gapsalon.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/gapsalon https://twitter.com/GAPsalon The Helen Project: http://www.amyclaretasker.com/directors-notes/the-helen-project/ Hyphenated: http://www.amyclaretasker.com/hyphenated/ http://weareimprobable.tumblr.com/post/105599395518/hyphenated-a-viral-storytelling-project-about Amy Clare Tasker: http://www.amyclaretasker.com/ I plug: The next D and D event: D&D 10, 24 - 26 January 2015: What Are We Going To Do About Theatre And The Performing Arts? http://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com/events/devoted-and-disgruntled-10-what-are-we-going-do-ab/ Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Winter: Saturday 28th Feb at Hackney Attic: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516191711967276/ (Featuring Alice Bell: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-115-alice-bell) We mention: Devoted and Disgruntled: http://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ WOW Parties: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/wow-parties-81651 Women of the World Festival: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/women-of-the-world South Bank Centre: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk Improbable Theatre: http://www.improbable.co.uk/ Open Space: http://www.openspaceworld.org/ Greek Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/greek-tragedy Megan Cohen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-14-megan-cohen http://plays.megancohen.com/ Iliad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iliad Odyssey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odyssey Helen of Troy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_of_Troy Euripides: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euripides Simpsons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpsons Friends: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friends Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia Milihelens: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/millihelen Marlowe's Faustus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Faustus_(play) DIVAfest: http://www.theexit.org/divafest/ Dramaturge/ Dramaturg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dramaturge My website: hhtp://davepickeringstoryteller.co.uk Beethoven: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_van_Beethoven Verbatim Theatre: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbatim_theatre Third Culture Kid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_culture_kid Teddy Roosevelt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt National Theatre: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ Between Us - Arcola Theatre: https://www.arcolatheatre.com/production/arcola/between-us Mistress Contract - Royal Court: http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/the-mistress-contract Blurred Lines - National Theatre: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/blurred-lines Female Arts: http://www.femalearts.com/ So and So Arts Club: http://www.thesoandsoartsclub.com/ Women's History Month: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_History_Month Etcetera Theatre: http://www.etceteratheatre.com/ Lucy Kerbel - 100 Great Plays for Women: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Plays-Women-Lucy-Kerbel/dp/1848421850 bell hooks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks Andrea Dworkin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Dworkin You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 191 Jonathan Blake
In GBA 191 we get better acquainted with Jonathan Blake. He is one of the real people who are fictionalised in the film Pride. We talk about being played by Dominic West, living with HIV, LGBT rights and homophobia, the politics of the left, coming out, housing cooperatives, acting, activism, costume making and more. Content Note: Discussion of suicide, depression, living with HIV, homophobia, transphobia Jonathan plugs: The reformed LGSM who can be found here: http://www.twitter.com/LGSMpride Their Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1414067749/funding-for-tredegar-band-at-london-pride-2015 We mention: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Pride: http://www.pridemovie.co.uk/ Mike Jackson: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-185-mike-jackson GBA 179 Focus E15 Mothers (feat Mike Jackson): https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-179-focus-e15-mothers Dominic West: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_West The Wire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire Stephen Beresford: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Beresford Matthew Warchus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Warchus Janet Baker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Baker Julius Ceaser: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Caesar_%28play%29 The Miner's Strike: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_miners%27_strike_(1984%E2%80%9385) Margaret Thatcher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher "Equal" Marriage Bill: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_(Same_Sex_Couples)_Act_2013 Dulais: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulais_Valley Leelah Alcorn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Leelah_Alcorn Philip Larkin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Larkin CBS Films: http://www.cbsfilms.com/ Sian James: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si%C3%A2n_James_%28politician%29 Rose Bruford: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/ Joe Allen: http://www.joeallen.co.uk/ Act Up / Larry Kramer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Kramer Rupert Murdoch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Murdoch Norman Fowler: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Fowler Terrence Higgins Trust: http://www.tht.org.uk/ Body Positive: http://www.self-help.org.uk/directory/aids-hiv/?entryid54=29538 George House Trust: http://www.ght.org.uk/ Greenham Common: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenham_Common_Women%27s_Peace_Camp AZT: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/the-rise-and-fall-of-azt-it-was-the-drug-that-had-to-work-it-brought-hope-to-people-with-hiv-and-aids-and-millions-for-the-company-that-developed-it-it-had-to-work-there-was-nothing-else-but-for-many-who-used-azt--it-didnt-2320491.html Gay is the Word: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay%27s_the_Word_%28bookshop%29 Gay Left: http://www.gayleft1970s.org/ Trotsky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Trotsky NUT: http://www.teachers.org.uk/ SWP: https://www.swp.org.uk/ Equity: http://www.equity.org.uk/home/ Housing Corporation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housing_Corporation Grand Theatre: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/swanseagrandtheatre All Out Dancing in Dalice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHJhbwEcgrA Still the Enemy Within: http://the-enemy-within.org.uk/ Soma Mining Disaster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soma_mine_disaster Ken Livingstone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Livingstone GLC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_London_Council The Stage: http://www.thestage.co.uk/ English National Opera: http://www.eno.org/ Wagner: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagner You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - The Parachute Opened
In this Getting Better Acquainted Extra I follow up last year's Uncertain New Year episode with a round up of how 2014 actually panned out for me, mixed in with some true stories that I told told at Risk!, Spark London and Stand Up Tragedy. It's a bumper sized episode but it's much shorter than the year it sums up. The true stories and reflections cover some dark times both from this year and from my past (content note for anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, bullying, body image) as well as plenty of fun and positive times from both this year and from my past. There's also music, reflection, sex clubs, a cameo from Stewart Lee* and quite a lot of me talking. Next week normal service will resume and GBA will be back yo it's in conversation format. * Stewart Lee does not literally appear in this episode. I plug: This kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1414067749/funding-for-tredegar-band-at-london-pride-2015 LGSM: https://twitter.com/LGSMpride Pride: http://www.pridemovie.co.uk/ Things mentioned: Uncertain New Year: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/uncertain-new-year Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ GBA Christmas Special 2014: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-190-christmas Stand Up Tragedy Christmas Special: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/selected-tragedy-vol-5-tragic-christmas Open EP: https://soundcloud.com/the-dave/sets/the-open-ep My Week of Goodbyes: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-week-of-goodbyes.html Pod Acadamy: http://podacademy.org/ RSA: http://www.thersa.org/ My website: http://www.davepickeringstoryteller.co.uk/ Jo Barrett: http://muteandinvisible.com/ Life in Scents: http://lifeinscents.com/ #GBA2014 Open Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-open-episodes Personal Season: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-personal-season-2014 Comment is Free: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/01/tough-choice-cut-job-enfield-children-centres-austerity Living Streets: http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/ Geek Showoff - Science Showoff: http://www.scienceshowoff.org/ The Moomin Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-moomins-episode Stand Up Tragedy Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy Tragic Christmas: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-christmas Arts Emergency: http://www.arts-emergency.org/ @Kit Lovelace: https://twitter.com/kitlovelace Kit Lovelace Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-68-kit-lovelace Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ Eddie Peppitone: http://eddiepepitone.com/ Rob Auton: http://www.robauton.co.uk/ GBA Live: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba-live-at-edfringe-2014 Sara Pascoe: https://twitter.com/sarapascoe Andy Zaltzman: https://twitter.com/zaltzcricket Bouncy Poppy Songs About Death: http://thereactionaries1.bandcamp.com/album/bouncy-poppy-songs-about-death BPSAD GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-178-bouncy-poppy-songs-about-death Matt Hill: http://rethinkaudio.wordpress.com/ BAFTA Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/bafta Storylines: http://www.ampersandmedia.co.uk/current.php Ampersand Media: http://www.ampersandmedia.co.uk/ Focus e15 Mums: http://focuse15.org/ Musa Okwonga: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-148-musa-okwonga Neil Denny: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-175-neil-denny Reni Eddo Lodge: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-182-reni-eddo-lodge Mike Jackson: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-185-mike-jackson Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Mind Haringey: http://www.mindinharingey.org.uk/ Forty Hall: http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/whats-on/events/forty_hall_by_candlelight_1 Jen: http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 190 Christmas
In GBA 190 we get better acquainted with Christmas (again). It's the 2014 Christmas Special and this time we focus more on the complicated than the uplifting. The majority of the episode is a conversation between me and my friend Nina, two people with a complicated relationship with Christmas swapping our war stories. Also so featured in the episode is a story of recent Christmas joy from Connor and a song from Martin Austwick. The episode also contains my father's voice speaking to his granddaughter in the past and providing some Tove Jannson style Christmas spirit. This episode hopes to offer solidarity to the seasonally afflicted and an explanation to those who love Christmas for why many of us might not. It does touch on upsetting family dynamics and mental health issues, including specific reference to traumatic events, depression and violence against children but in an actually pretty light and seasonal way. For other GBA flavours of Christmas see the past 3 Christmas Specials: 2011: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-christmas-special 2012: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-91-getting-better 2013: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-141-a-room-full-of Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year! To hear the contributors at length in a none Christmas context listen to these episodes: Nina: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-132-nina Connor: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-186-connor Martin: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-67-martin-the-sound-man Dad: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Mentioned/Plugged: Martin Austwick: http://www.martinzaltzaustwick.com/ https://twitter.com/martinaustwick http://www.thesoundoftheladies.com/ https://martinaustwick.bandcamp.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy Full Tragic Christmas: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-christmas Tove Jansson: http://www.tovejansson.com/ The Fir Tree: http://tygertale.com/2013/12/01/december-1st-the-fir-tree-by-tove-jansson/ The Moomins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin The Mum Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-mum-episodes-1 (There will be no GBA next week. It will return in January 2014.) You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 189 Heather
In GBA 189 we get better acquainted with Heather. She talks about how faith and theatre has influenced her passion for working with young people and in getting involved with LGBT rights, her methodist upbringing and personal relationship with God, the experience of being pregnant and how she first knew me as "Pajama Boy". Heather Plugs: Speaking up for other people's rights. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke We mention: Tim: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-188-tim Mencap: https://www.mencap.org.uk/ PGCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postgraduate_Certificate_in_Education I Have 2 Mummys books: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Has_Two_Mommies http://www.amazon.co.uk/Some-people-have-Mums-SomeFamilies-net/dp/1484097122 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tale-Two-Mommies-Vanita-Oelschlager/dp/0982636679 Central Park Penguins book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Tango_Makes_Three Heteronormativity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heteronormativity Methodism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methodism Rowan Williams (The Archbishop of Canterbury at the time of recording): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowan_Williams You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 188 Tim
In GBA 188 we get better acquainted with Tim. He talks about mathematical physics, particle accelerators, the dark matter that may form the universe, E=mc2, films, playing the bass, being a twin, having a happy childhood and more. Tim Plugs: His website: http://www.t-j-walton.co.uk/ We mention: Edinburgh Special: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-15-edinburgh-festival Large Hadron Collider: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/646.aspx CERN: Cern Particle Accelerator: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particle_accelerator Ion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion Plasma: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_%28physics%29 Special Relativity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity General Relativity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_relativity Michelson-Morley Experiment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelson%E2%80%93Morley_experiment E=MC2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass%E2%80%93energy_equivalence Tachyon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachyon King's Lynn: http://www.kingslynnonline.com/ Hunstanton: http://www.norfolk-on-line.co.uk/hunstanton-norfolk/ Richard: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-episodes Nuffield Theatre: https://www.liveatlica.org/information/visiting/live-at-lica-venues/lancaster-nuffield-theatre Muse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muse_%28band%29 Philip Glass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Glass Cinematic Orchestra: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cinematic_Orchestra Dad: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 187 Hannah
In GBA 187 we get better acquainted with Hannah. She talks about connecting with people, about the crack in everything that lets the light get in, about rootlessness, relationships, family, love, death and pain. It's a conversation that threads itself around how facebook can connect and dissect people, making your life into fiction and finding out what how people relate and connect to each other. Content Note: The conversation is warm but it covers dark and difficult subjects including suicide, bereavement and experiences of mental health issues and traumas. Hanna plugs: Boyhood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyhood_%28film%29 We mention: Spark London: sparklondon.com/ "There is a crack, a crack in everything That's how the light gets in" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ma5tF6TJpA Watching the English - Kate Fox: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-English-Hidden-Rules-Behaviour/dp/0340818867 https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-131-carl You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 186 Connor
In GBA 186 we get better acquainted with Connor. In a glass house late at night in the cold eating crisps we have a conversation where all roads lead back to radio, passing through Ireland, Brussels, China, childhood, The Third Coast Festival, In the Dark and more. There's also lot's of podcast talk. Connor plugs: In the Dark: http://www.inthedarkradio.org/ Invisible Picture Palace: http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/ We mention: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-87-in-conversation Invisible Picture Palace episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba-live-the-invisible-picture Helen and Olly's Required Listening: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m5j91 Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-127-robin-the-fog Rethink Daily: http://rethinkdaily.co.uk/ Ricky Gervais podcast: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ricky_Gervais_Show Radio Sweden: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/default.aspx?programid=2054 Ministry of Stories Ouch! http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/podcast/ Farming Today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/farming The Live GBA Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba-live 100th Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba100-1 International Crisis Group: http://www.crisisgroup.org/ Magritte: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Magritte BBC Chinese Service: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/chinafocus DX Listening Digest: http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html The World Service: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 China Radio International: http://english.cri.cn/ Coffee Flavoured Tea: http://www.coffeeflavouredtea.net/wordpress/ https://soundcloud.com/coffeeflavouredtea RTE: http://www.rte.ie/ Radio 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1 Radio 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 Radio 5 Live: http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live Murphy Radio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy_Radio https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-74-mervyn Good Friday Agreement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Friday_Agreement 6 Degrees of Separation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separation Open Society Foundation: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/ George Soros: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/ Third Coast Festival: http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/ The Story: http://thestory.org.uk/ Karl James episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-chris-and-karl-episodes Timehop: http://timehop.com/ Maplin: http://www.maplin.co.uk/ The Sound of Silence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLfCnGVeL4 Simon and Garfunkle Greatest Hits: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_and_Garfunkel's_Greatest_Hits Carry On Up the Charts Beautiful South: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carry_On_up_the_Charts Bailrigg FM: http://bailriggfm.co.uk/ Teenage Kicks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAtUw6lxcis John Peel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Peel Micheal Fenton Stevens episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-michael-fenton-stevens Pigs in Space: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTGDpUg3CHY Lights Out Listening: https://lightsoutlisteninggroup.wordpress.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 185 Mike Jackson
In GBA 185 we get better acquainted with Mike Jackson. I met Mike at theFocus E15 Mothers Occupation earlier this year and he is one of the real people who are fictionalised in the film Pride. We talk about the personal and the political, going through class experience and class struggle, LGBT rights, solidarity between differently oppressed groups, consciousness raising, activist and trade union history and so much more. Mike plugs: The reformed LGSM who can be found here: http://www.twitter.com/LGSMpride And in the future they'll be on facebook too here: LGSM 2014 We mention: GBA 179 Focus E15 Mothers (feat Mike Jackson): https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-179-focus-e15-mothers Focus e15 Mothers: https://twitter.com/FocusE15 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-E15-Mothers/602860129757343 http://focuse15.org/ Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Pride: http://www.pridemovie.co.uk/ Billy Elliot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Elliot Brassed Off: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brassed_Off The Full Monty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Full_Monty Stephen Beresford: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Beresford Marc Ashton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ashton Joe Gilgun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Gilgun This Is England: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_England The Miner's Strike: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_miners%27_strike_(1984%E2%80%9385) Margaret Thatcher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher Pricewaterhouse Coopers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PricewaterhouseCoopers Neoliberal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoliberalism Neoconservative: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoconservatism Von Hayek: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Hayek Milton Friedman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Friedman Tony Benn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Benn Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: http://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Changes-Everything-Capitalism-Climate/dp/1451697384 Freddie Fox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Fox_(actor) Pink Triangle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_triangle Print Workers Strike: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wapping_dispute Still the Enemy Within: http://the-enemy-within.org.uk/ Women Against Pit Closures: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_Against_Pit_Closures Clement Attlee http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Attlee Accrington: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accrington 1967 Sexual Offences Act: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_Offences_Act_1967 Johnathan Harvey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Harvey_(playwright) Beautiful Thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Thing_(play) Canary: http://www.amazon.co.uk/22Canary-22-Modern-Plays-Jonathan-Harvey/dp/1408131048 "Equal" Marriage Bill: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_(Same_Sex_Couples)_Act_2013 Mark Ashton's Fund: https://www.facebook.com/markashtontrust Soma Mining Disaster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soma_mine_disaster You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 184 Duncan
In GBA 184 we get better acquainted with Duncan. He talks about writing for theatre, day jobs, The West Yorkshire Playhouse writer's programme, the Royal Court Theatre Young Writer's Programme, getting involved in youth theatre, studying law, challenging your own beliefs and attitudes, moral ambiguity and growing up in Malvern. Duncan doesn't plug anything but you can find him here: https://twitter.com/duncan_gates http://thethingsthatarenotthere.wordpress.com/ I plug: http://www.davepickeringstoryteller.co.uk We mention: Matt Hill: http://rethinkdaily.co.uk/ Malvern: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malvern,_Worcestershire Grease: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grease_(musical) Oh What A Lovely War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh!_What_a_Lovely_War UB65: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_UB-65 Charles Bukowski: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bukowski John Steinbeck: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Steinbeck Of Mice and Men: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Of_Mice_and_Men Festival Theatre: http://www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/events/venues/festival/ Theatre of Small Convenience: http://www.wctheatre.co.uk/ Shakespeare: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare Alien: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_(film) Royal Court Theatre: http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/ West Yorkshire Playhouse: http://www.wyp.org.uk/ Richard: The Weir: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weir Donmar: http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/ Sarah Kane: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Kane UEA: https://www.uea.ac.uk/ ATOS: http://uk.atos.net/en-uk/home.html Professor X: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professor_X Karl Popper: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Popper Black Swan Theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swan_theory DV8: http://dv8.co.uk/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 183 Vicky
In GBA 183 we get better acquainted with Vicky who I met through the Ministry of Stories where she works and we talk about engaging children through creative writing, working in a Monster Supplies shop, the human capacity for learning, how the French Horn is received in folk clubs, commuting between the country and the city, the joys of birdwatching, navigating the education system and so much more. Vicky plugs: Her band the flowing: https://www.facebook.com/theflowing Birdwatching We mention: Ministry of Stories: http://www.ministryofstories.org/ Ministry of Stories on Cbeebies: http://bit.ly/MiScbeebies Poetry Garden: http://www.ministryofstories.org/planting-poetry/ Acrostic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrostic Mesostic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesostic Matt Hill: http://rethinkdaily.co.uk/ The Story: http://thestory.org.uk/ Hoxton Monster Supplies: http://www.monstersupplies.org/ Plainchant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plainsong Early Folk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_music#Early_folk_music.2C_fieldwork_and_scholarship Yann Tiersen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yann_Tiersen Apples for Everyone: https://soundcloud.com/applesforeveryone Isle of Grain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Grain Boris Johnson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson How to Be a Bad Birdwatcher: http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Bad-Birdwatcher-Greater-Glory/dp/1904977057 Jem Rolls: https://www.facebook.com/jem.rolls.1 - Bird Poem: https://pbhfreefringespokenword.bandcamp.com/track/i-know-what-the-birds-are-thinking-and-i-understand-that-look-in-their-eyes RSPB Website bird songs: http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdidentifier/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 182 Reni Eddo-Lodge
In GBA 182 we get better acquainted with Reni Eddo-Lodge. She talks about coming to mainstream journalism via activism and blogging, analyzing how power works, how the both the left and the media are held back by viewing everything through the lens of middle class white men, the "Great Intersectionality Wars" of 2012, black feminism, cultural capital, critical race theory and more. If that makes the conversation sound academic and dry then let me assure you it really isn't. The conversation takes place in a busy cafe in Hackney, Reni is battling the end of an illness, I am battling my privilege based ignorance, but despite that we manage to have a great conversation about race, class, gender and the media. http://renieddolodge.co.uk/ Reni plugs: Email her if you want her to speak at things you are doing: http://renieddolodge.co.uk/contact/ You can find her online at: https://twitter.com/renireni I plug: Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Horror: https://www.facebook.com/events/707597412628896/ Tragic Friends Act 3: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-friends-act-3 We mention: Focus E15 Mum's: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-179-focus-e15-mothers https://twitter.com/FocusE15 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-E15-Mothers/602860129757343 Facebook Egg Freezing: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/21/facebook-apple-egg-freezing-virgin-unlimited-holidays-business-benefits Channel 4 Best Young Blogger Award: http://www.theguardian.com/media/pda/2010/oct/25/channel-4-britains-best-young-blogger-louise-jones Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/ Intersectionality: http://www.feministtimes.com/call-yourself-an-intersectional-feminist/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10572435/Intersectional-feminism.-What-the-hell-is-it-And-why-you-should-care.html Billy Bragg: http://www.billybragg.co.uk/ Critical Race Theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_race_theory Kimberley Crenshaw: http://www.newstatesman.com/lifestyle/2014/04/kimberl-crenshaw-intersectionality-i-wanted-come-everyday-metaphor-anyone-could Kimberley Crenshaw's LSE lecture: http://www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2014/03/20140326t1830vOT.aspx Marx: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Marx New Statesman: http://www.newstatesman.com/ Intersectionality Wars of 2012: http://www.utne.com/community/intersectionality-zm0z14uzwil.aspx#axzz3Gs0ZAAWL http://www.thefword.org.uk/blog/2012/10/a_problem_that Sheryl Sandberg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Sandberg You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 181 Kary
In GBA 181 we get better acquainted with Kary. We talk about making Ministry of Stories for Cbeebies Radio, journeying into radio via 90's alternative music, living in many countries, practicing and teaching kundalini yoga. As often happens when talking to someone who also does interviews the tables are occasionally turned. Expect adventures, narrative, conscious living, feminism and more! Kary plugs: http://www.inspiredradio.co.uk/ You can hire me to do freelance work: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-week-of-goodbyes.html We mention: Matt Hill: http://rethinkdaily.co.uk/ Ministry of Stories: http://www.ministryofstories.org/ Cbeebies Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/ Ministry of Stories series: http://bit.ly/MiScbeebies Terry Saunders: http://www.terrysaunders.co.uk/ Jenni Murray: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/17dynSh8ZdhxqcljQ99TPqP/jenni-murray Woman's Hour: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qlvb Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 Ignite: http://ignitecreative.tv/ Radio Production Awards: http://www.radioacademy.org/events/radio-production-awards-2/ Media Week: http://www.mediaweek.co.uk/ Something Else: http://www.somethinelse.com/ Acid House: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_house Techno: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techno Psychedelic Trance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychedelic_trance Drum and Bass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drum_and_bass Reggae: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggae Bashment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashment Latin Jazz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_jazz Straight no Chaser: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_No_Chaser_(magazine) Jez Nelson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jez_Nelson Jazz FM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/102.2_Jazz_FM Gilles Peterson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_Peterson Benji B: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benji_B Sun Ra: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Ra Steve Chandra: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Chandra_Savale Asian Dub Foundation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Dub_Foundation Kundalini Yoga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kundalini_yoga Kundalini Yoga Collective: http://kundaliniyogacollective.co.uk/ Burning Man: http://www.burningman.com/ Earth Dance: http://www.earthdance.org/ Aisha and Abdel GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-7-aisha-and-abdel You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 180 George
In GBA 180 we get better acquainted with George. He talks about connecting with comics and manga as a child , being told being an animator wasn't for him by his careers adviser, going to art school, and making a living as an animator. We also cover memory, libraries, Hong Kong and more. George (http://www.georgecheng.co.uk/) plugs: Your local library. I plug: This blogpost: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-week-of-goodbyes.html Hiring me to do freelance work: https://dave-pickering.squarespace.com/hire-me-to-tell-stories/ Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Friends at the Dogstar in Brixton on Thursday 25th September from 7.30pm. Pay What You Like: www.facebook.com/events/571116096344062/ We mention: Ged: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-31-ged South Hill Park: http://www.southhillpark.org.uk/ Richard: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-episodes The Middle Class Bastards: https://soundcloud.com/themiddleclassbastards Transformers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers Akira: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_(manga) Sonic the Hedgehog: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(series) Lemster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leominster Byam Shaw School of Art: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byam_Shaw_School_of_Art Hereford College of Art and Design: http://www.hca.ac.uk/ Bauhaus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Ad Block: https://adblockplus.org/ Nirvana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_(band) Nevermind: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevermind Unplugged: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Unplugged_in_New_York Don Hertzfeldt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Hertzfeldt Loony Tunes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes Southpark: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Park You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 179 Focus E15 Mothers
In GBA 179 we get better acquainted with Focus E15 Mothers. I talk to some of the people involved in the political struggle taking place at the Carpenters Estate, where a group of mothers and their supporters have turned some uninhabited (but perfectly fit to be inhabited) flats into a social centre serving the community and raising awareness of the harsh realities of local and national housing policy. https://twitter.com/FocusE15 https://twitter.com/E15OpenHouse https://www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-E15-Mothers/602860129757343 https://www.facebook.com/pages/E15-Open-House-Occupation/1630838387142657 https://www.facebook.com/events/322455237939436/ Also in the episode is a talk given by Mike Jackson one of the members of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners the activist group featured in the recent film Pride. http://www.coolcave.co.uk/blog/video/all-out-dancing-in-dulais-1986.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsFY0wHpR5o More info on Focus E15: http://t.co/A5mO2CKqmj http://t.co/ySKSDDOKKj http://t.co/xcFAZ24103 https://t.co/C7ssh19igq https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAjCiXwP46w http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/23/real-politics-empty-london-housing-estate We mention: South London Revolutionary Communist Group: http://www.revolutionarycommunist.org/ https://www.facebook.com/southlondonrcg Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbians_and_Gays_Support_the_Miners Robin Wales: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Wales Newham Council: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newham_London_Borough_Council Toll Puddle Martyrs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolpuddle_Martyrs The Chartists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chartism You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 178 Bouncy Poppy Songs About Death
In GBA 178 we get better acquainted with Bouncy Poppy Songs About Death. Join me, Hayley and George at a listening party for the new album by The Reactionaries. It's the first time we'd all sat down and listened to the finished album together. Plugs: Bouncy Poppy Songs About Death on bandcamp: https://thereactionaries1.bandcamp.com/releases Our eponymous first album on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thereactionaries/sets/the-reactionaries To leave feedback or to approach Hayley about her novel or George about his production skills contact GBApodcast@gmail.com or @GBApodcast on twitter. Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Friends at the Dogstar in Brixton on Thursday 25th September from 7.30pm. Pay What You Like: www.facebook.com/events/571116096344062/ Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Horror at the Hackney Attic on Saturday 25th October from 7.30pm. Tickets £5 in advance and £7 on the door: https://www.facebook.com/events/324271494401590/ We mention: Apples for Everyone: https://soundcloud.com/applesforeveryone/sets Apples For Everyone on GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/apples-for-everyone Hayley's GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-9-hayley George's GBAs: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-6-george/ https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-106-jack-and-george/ https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/a-room-full-of-friends-the Ollie's GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-167-oli Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Elspeth's GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-2-elspeth Writing Group: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-84-writing-group The Dad GBA's: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Stylist: http://www.stylist.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 177 @daniel_barker
In GBA 177 we get better acquainted with Daniel. He talks magic, twitter, words, comedy and opinions and has opinions and apologies for having opinions on all of those pursuits. The conversation is a delightful dance of arrogant self-deprecation and comfortable social awkwardness with some live card tricks thrown into the mix. Daniel plugs: @daniel_barker: https://twitter.com/daniel_barker Buying him beer in pubs. I plug: Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic Friends at the Dogstar in Brixton on Thursday 25th September from 7.30pm. Pay What You Like: https://www.facebook.com/events/571116096344062/ We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Barnardos: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/ James Ross: https://twitter.com/fki01 Eddie Izzard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Izzard Bill Bailey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bailey Tweet typos: http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2012/11/inside-nitpicky-minds-twitter-typo-police/59412/ Derren Brown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derren_Brown Houdini: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Houdini Spiritualists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism Richard Wiseman: http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/ NLP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuro-linguistic_programming Hamleys: http://www.hamleys.com/ Mitcham: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitcham,_London Richard Dawkins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawkins https://twitter.com/richarddawkins You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 176 Eithne
In GBA 176 we get better acquainted with Eithne. She talks about movement between cultures, both her own global travel experiences and the experiences and issues facing groups of migrants within London . She also talks about working on equality and diversity within museums, telling her own stories in memoir and on stage and introduces me to the concept of Intangible Heritage. Content note: Some complex or upsetting issues are touched on briefly at times during this conversation: e.g FGM, abortion, bereavement, racism Eithne plugs: Her website: http://www.ethnienightingale.com Her Spark London story The Milkman's Round: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/the-milkmans-round-eithne-nightingale/ If any agents are interested in representing her memoir get in touch! We mention: Spark London: http://wwwsparklondon.com/ V and A: http://www.vam.ac.uk/ Museum of Childhood: http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/ Heritage Lottery Fund: http://www.hlf.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx Nyerere: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Nyerere Hutons: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/beijing/hutong/ Al Jazeera http://www.aljazeera.com/ Equality and Social Justice: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Museums-Equality-Social-Justice-Meanings/dp/0415504694 Dad Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Unesco Convention on Intangible Heritage: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/convention Simone de Beauvoir: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_de_Beauvoir http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Sartre You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 175 Neil Denny
In GBA 175 we get better acquainted with Neil Denny. He talks about balancing and compartmentalizing his day job and his "hobby" (producing and presenting the podcast and radio show Little Atoms). We get into class, road-trips across America, whether prayer or masturbation is the more shameful act, being both inside and outside the media and lots more. Neil plugs: His podcast and radio show Little Atoms: http://littleatoms.com/ Available on iTunes and to hear live via the radio in the London area at 10.30am every Saturday on Resonance 104.4 FM or streamed at that time via the Resonance FM website: http://resonancefm.com/ He also plugs his live appearances as and when they arise. Follow him on twitter: @littleatoms We mention: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Neil on Spark London: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/best-of-spark-2-neil-denny/ Geek Showoff: http://scienceshowoff.wordpress.com/geeks/ Z List Deadlist: http://www.zlistdeadlist.com/ Izy Lawrence: https://www.iszi.com/ Winchester Science Festival: http://winchesterscifest.org/ Padraig Reidy: https://twitter.com/mePadraigReidy Beckie Hogg: http://barefootintocyberspace.com/ Rebecca Watson: https://twitter.com/rebeccawatson Skepchic: http://skepchick.org/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-9-helen-zaltzman Skeptics in the Pub: http://www.skepticsinthepub.net/ Churchill Trust: http://www.wcmt.org.uk/ Little Atoms Road trip: http://www.littleatoms.com/roadtrip.htm Neil's Guardian blogs: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/neil-denny Radcliffe Royds: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes Rod Liddle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Liddle Musa Okwonga: http://www.okwonga.com/ https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-148-musa-okwonga Richard Sanderson: http://www.richard-sanderson.com/ Richard Dawkins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawkins You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Imperfect Enjoyment by Rochester
In this GBA Extra James McKay recites Imperfect Enjoyment by Rochester for your NSFW enjoyment. Rochester: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wilmot,_2nd_Earl_of_Rochester James: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-169-james-mckay
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GBA Live 14 - Megan Cohen
A live recording of a GBA recorded at #edfringe 2014 at the Royal Oak as part of the PBH Free Fringe. This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. 22nd August: Megan Cohen: http://plays.megancohen.com/ Megan Cohen is playwright, friend to the meek, and transmedia cultural juggernaut. Member of San Francisco Neo-Futurists. She is doing her solo show Take Me Home at #edfringe 2014.
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GBA Live 13 - Tamer Kattan
A live recording of a GBA recorded at #edfringe 2014 at the Royal Oak as part of the PBH Free Fringe. CONTENT NOTE: The conversations touches on child abuse, drug use, violence and bullying. This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. 21st August: Tamer Kattan: http://www.tamerkattan.com/ Tamer Kattan was born an outsider and that's where he stayed. This Egyptian-born American was born into a family of Muslims, Christians and Jews leaving him incredibly comfortable in the uncomfortable. From school yard bullies to an abusive father, comedy quickly became a weapon of this underdog. This award winning international comedian with TV and commercial credits in the United States. A regular at the Comedy store, Improv and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, he now resides in the UK where you can find him at Comedy Cafe, Top Secret and The Comedy store in London.
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GBA Live 12 - Fay Roberts
A live recording of a GBA recorded at #edfringe 2014 at the Royal Oak as part of the PBH Free Fringe. This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. 20th August: 20th August: Fay Roberts: http://www.fayroberts.co.uk/ Fay Roberts is a performance poet and peripatetic percussionist. By day she pokes projects and by night she projects across a microphone. She runs the Cambridge chapter of Hammer & Tongue, along with her own arts label/ brand/ movement/ “nebulous poetry concept” Allographic Press. And she is the director of Spoken Word at PBH's Free Fringe and runs Other Voices Caberet.
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GBA Live 11 - Chella Quint
A live recording of a GBA recorded at #edfringe 2014 at the Royal Oak as part of the PBH Free Fringe. This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. 19th August: Chella Quint http://www.chellaquint.com/ Chella Quint is a comedian, designer, artist, education consultant, and old school zine girl from Brooklyn, New York who now lives in Sheffield. She is the Sheffield Docfest 2013 Specialist Factual New Talent Pitch winner (for which she wrote and presented Lifting the Lid, a short film about menstruation education for the Open University) and she has recently completed a Master’s Degree in Education focusing on changing attitudes to menstruation in secondary schools. Her research has an accompanying #PeriodPositive campaign and website. She regularly performs science communication comedy in the UK and abroad, and recently hosted a comedy show live from CERN. She’s been commissioned by the Institute of Physics to develop a new show based on her fanzine It’s Not You, I Just Need Space (interplanetary letters of love and rejection) as part of the Off the Shelf Festival this October.
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GBA Live 10 - Rosie Wilby
A live recording of a GBA recorded at #edfringe 2014 at the Royal Oak as part of the PBH Free Fringe. This recording is unedited and posted in a no frills way due to the intensive workload of the festival, and for that reason these shows will also not have shownotes attached to them. 18th August: Rosie Wilby: http://www.rosiewilby.com/ Rosie Wilby is a comedian, musician, writer and broadcaster based in London. As a comedian, she has performed at Sydney Mardi Gras, The Comedy Store, Latitude Festival and on Radio 4. As a musician she has performed at Glastonbury Festival, Ronnie Scotts and on Carlton TV.
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GBA 174 Tim Ralphs
In GBA 174 we get better acquainted with Tim Ralphs. He talks about being a storyteller and an interfaith minister, growing up at folk festivals, how life inflences how you understand stories and lots more. Tim plugs: Rebranding Beelzebub - 9.50pm at Banshee Labyrinth: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rebranding-beelzebub His website: http://www.timralphs.com/ Story Forge - 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Fat Cat: https://www.facebook.com/groups/94064587663/ I plug: Stand Up Tragedy at the Free Fringe - 7.30pm every day from 2nd-22nd August at the Banshee Labyrinth: www.facebook.com/events/316554115169995/ Getting Better Acquainted Live at the Free Fringe 3.15pm every day from 18th-22th August at the Royal Oak: www.facebook.com/events/773670469351784/ Edinburgh shows we shout out: Lucy Ayrton's The Splitting of the Mermaid: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/lucy-ayrton-the-splitting-of-the-mermaid Sofia Walker's Can't Care Won't Care: http://freefringe.org.uk/edinburgh/cant-care-wont-care/2014-08-02/ Her other show is Around the World in Eight Mistakes:http://freefringe.org.uk/edinburgh/around-the-world-in-eight-mistakes/2014-08-09/ Brydie Lee Kennedy Repeats on You: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/brydie-lee-kennedy-repeats-on-you Mega Games: http://www.tomwebb.info/megagames.html We mention: Rachel Rose Reed: http://www.rachelrosereid.com/ Science Showoff: http://scienceshowoff.wordpress.com/ Bright Club: http://www.brightclub.org/ The Moth: http://themoth.org/ Society of Storytelling: http://www.sfs.org.uk/ pippa reid: http://pippareid.com/ Edinburgh fringe: http://www.edfringe.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Robin Ince: http://robinince.com/ Josie Long: http://www.josielong.com/ Njord and Skadi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ska%C3%B0i Hugh Lupton: http://www.hughlupton.com/ Dan Keding: http://dankeding.com/ Dovie Tomason: http://doviethomason.com/ Young Storyteller of the Year: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Storyteller_of_the_Year Michael Harvey: http://www.michaelharvey.org/ Mabinogion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabinogion Free Fringe: http://www.freefringe.org.uk/ Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Dave Pickering Storyeller: http://davepickeringstoryteller.co.uk/ Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ Game of Thrones: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones Breaking Bad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Bad Beyond the Border: http://www.beyondtheborder.com/ Joffrey: http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Joffrey_Baratheon You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 173 Harv
In GBA 173 we get better acquainted with Harv. He talks about working in low paid jobs in the catering industry,how childhood bereavement and a religious upbringing have impacted on his life, how his political thinking and musical taste has developed and how class has influenced his thoughts on all these issues. Harv used to be the producer in Apples for Everyone and he has been Stand Up Tragedy's sound technician in residence since it started. He's really great at all things sound related and a wise and loyal friend. Harv plugs: Stand Up Tragedy - donations and shows: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ His Soundtech/production work: http://www.stephenharvey.me.uk/ https://twitter.com/SteveHSoundtech We're up in Edinburgh already of course and both Harv and me are running Stand Up Tragedy daily. Harv will be performing music up there too on 3rd, 12th and 15th. As promised in the episode I will put the track Harv produced and played drums on at the end of the show. It was put together for my Open EP.Which you can find and download at http://soundcloud.com/the-dave I plug: Stand Up Tragedy at the Free Fringe - 7.30pm every day from 2nd-22nd August at the Banshee Labyrinth: www.facebook.com/events/316554115169995/ Getting Better Acquainted Live at the Free Fringe 3.15pm every day from 18th-22th August at the Royal Oak: www.facebook.com/events/773670469351784/ We mention: Apples for Everyone: https://soundcloud.com/applesforeveryone/sets/ Hemel Hempstead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemel_Hempstead Bovingdon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovingdon Nirvana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_(band) Ben Sherman shirts: http://www.bensherman.com/clothing/shirts/ Puffer Jackets: http://www.zalando.co.uk/puffer-jacket/ Illuminatus trilogy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illuminatus!_Trilogy The Dispossessed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dispossessed V for Vendetta: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_Vendetta The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy Brakes Bros: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_Bros Beefeater: http://www.beefeater.co.uk/ Premier Inn: http://www.premierinn.com/ Gorden Ramsey: http://www.gordonramsay.com/ Gastrectomy: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Gastrectomy/Pages/Introduction.aspx Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/ The Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html prefigure the revolution: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefigurative_politics Guns and Roses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_N'_Roses Bon Jovi - first album: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Jovi_(album) Nevermind: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevermind Richie Sambora: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Sambora Iron Maiden: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Maiden Kurt Cobain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Cobain Smells Like Teen Spirit: http://youtu.be/hTWKbfoikeg Dave Grohl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Grohl Foo Fighters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters Chris Novaselic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krist_Novoselic Beyoncé: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyonc%C3%A9 HR Giger - StillBirth Machine: http://bit.ly/UAfJXL The Mekons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mekons You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 172 Sophia Walker
In GBA 172 we get better acquainted with Sophia Walker. She talks about going round the world in 8 mistakes, drawing on her experiences of working in the care industry to create a new piece of spoken word theatre, experiencing 9/11 through the wider social context of her international school classmates, filming documentaries in warzones, the etymology of the words and so much more. Sophia plugs: Can't Care, Won't Care 2-24th August 1.40pm at the Banshee Labyrinth: http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/420338-cant-care-wont-care/ Around the World in Eight Mistakes 9-24th August at the Pilgrim 5.30pm: http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/420579-around-the-world-in-eight-mistakes/ Both shows are part of The Free Fringe. Her first book Opposite the Tour Bus coming out this year from Burning Eye Press Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaWalker Twitter: https://twitter.com/poetwalker I plug: Stand Up Tragedy at the Free Fringe - 7.30pm every day from 2nd-22nd August at the Banshee Labyrinth: www.facebook.com/events/316554115169995/ Sophia Walker will be performing with Stand Up Tragedy on 6th and 23rd. Getting Better Acquainted Live at the Free Fringe 3.15pm every day from 18th-22th August at the Royal Oak: www.facebook.com/events/773670469351784/ We mention: Free Fringe spoken word album: http://pbhfreefringespokenword.bandcamp.com/album/a-maze-of-breaths-spoken-word-at-pbhs-free-fringe Lucy Ayrton: http://www.lucyayrton.co.uk/ Dogstar: http://dogstarbrixton.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Andrea Gibson: http://www.andreagibson.org/ Arts Council: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/ Kevin Cadwallender: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poets/kevin-cadwallender Ted Talks: http://www.ted.com/ BBCQT Watchalong: https://twitter.com/BBCQTWatchalong Moscow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow Washington: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C. Soviet Union: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union UPI: http://www.upi.com/ National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ The Mountain People: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mountain-People-Colin-M-Turnbull/dp/0671640984 David Pluth - Green Peace: http://www.ugpulse.com/heritage/1-on-1-with-national-geographic-photographer-david-pluth/530/ug.aspx IkLand: the worst people in the world http://iklandmovie.com/index.php Boston International Film Festival: http://www.bifilmfestival.com/biffhome.html Hanoi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi George Bush: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush Haringey: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/ Baby P: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Baby_P Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Ross Sutherland: http://www.rosssutherland.co.uk/ Jordan - spoken word: http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2013/11/16/jordan-s-female-slam-poetry-scene.html Upworthy: http://www.upworthy.com/ Shane Koyczan - To This Day : http://www.tothisdayproject.com/the_poem.html Talha Ahsan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syed_Talha_Ahsan Stonewall: http://www.stonewall.org.uk/ Keith Jarrett - Gay Poem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g81EKU1lXbw Sophia Walker - Faggots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8muDiSOjOQY Chumbawamba - Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbXvfVlXt4s 300 to 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/607036452716549/ Monkey Poet: http://www.monkeypoet.co.uk/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 171 Liam
In GBA 171 we get better acquainted with Liam. He talks about working as a brewer, discovering drawing, having a tough time growing up, being the first person from his family to go to university, going from a small village to the capital city, coping with social anxiety disorder and so much more. Liam plugs: His art: http://liamwillday.com/ His beer stall at Brockley Market: http://www.brockleymarket.com/ I plug: Stand Up Tragedy at the Free Fringe - 7.30pm every day from 2nd-22nd August at the Banshee Labyrinth: https://www.facebook.com/events/316554115169995/ Getting Better Acquainted Live at the Free Fringe 3.15pm every day from 18th-22th August at the Royal Oak: https://www.facebook.com/events/773670469351784/ We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Ewa: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-140-ewa London Brewers Alliance: http://www.londonbrewers.org/ Late Knights Brewery: http://www.lateknightsbrewery.co.uk/ Adnams Southwold: http://adnams.co.uk/ University of Westminster: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/ Tim Marrs http://timmarrs.co.uk/ Paul Foot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Foot_(comedian) Crumbling Cookie: http://www.thecookieleicester.co.uk/ Ralph Steadman: http://www.ralphsteadman.com/ Dan Savage - Savage Love: http://www.savagelovecast.com/ Harold Pinter - life is hell interview: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/5110060.stm Social Anxiety Disorder: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-anxiety/pages/social-anxiety.aspx Tragic Christmas: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-christmas You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 170 Fran
In GBA 170 we get better acquainted with Fran. We catch up on what's been happening since we studied together 12 years ago, which for Fran involves becoming a Goth, founding the Cheshire Liberation Front, doing interesting things with Harvest Mice, becoming an Interpretation Officer at the British Museum, climbing mountains and lots more. Also I am outed as a man who has worn a fedora and I duly squirm about it. Fran plugs: The Sheriff of Nottingham the HR Years The Musical: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/sheriff-of-nottingham-a-musical-musing-on-middle-management 10th-16th August at 7.30pm at The Hotel Ibis The Cheshire Liberation Front: http://cheshire4life.blogspot.co.uk/ I plug: Stand Up Tragedy at the Free Fringe - 7.30pm every day from 2nd-22nd August at the Banshee Labyrinth We mention: Fedora: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora Fedora Meme: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/fedora-shaming Nice Guys of OK Cupid: http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/nice-guys-on-okcupid-are-the-worst MJ Hibbett: http://www.mjhibbett.co.uk/ Carsmile Steve: https://twitter.com/CarsmileSteve Moon Horse: http://www.mjhibbett.co.uk/moonhorse/ Edinburgh Special 1: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-15-edinburgh-festival Edinburgh Special 2: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-71-edinburgh-festival Edinburgh Special 3: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-124-stand-up-tragedy-at PBH Free Fringe: http://www.freefringe.org.uk/ PBH Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-8-peter-buckley-hill Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com Hackney Attic: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/Attic/Hackney_Attic/ Jen episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Alan Moore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore Sir Gawain and the Green Night: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Gawain_and_the_Green_Knight Cheshire Liberation Front's Political Indoctrination Rally: http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/227497-cheshire-liberation-fronts-political-indoctrination-rally/ Weight Watchers Magazine: http://www.weightwatchers.co.uk/shop/mag/ Slimelight: http://www.slimelight.com/ Erotic Reading Group: http://metro.co.uk/2012/11/21/fleshing-out-the-story-the-rise-of-erotic-book-clubs-537703/ Mexican Wrestling London school of Lucha Libre: http://londonschoolofluchalibre.blogspot.co.uk/ Darryl Hannah - Blade Runner: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=daryl+hannah+blade+runner&safe=off&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-GBGB456GB456&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=5oXGU9PLGpPG7AaIgIG4BA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=985&bih=423 Scafell Pike: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scafell_Pike William Makepeace Thackeray's belated Bicentenary: http://www.freefringeforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=1583 Al Murray: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Murray Miriam Margolyes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miriam_Margolyes Austentatious: http://austentatiousimpro.com/ British Museum: http://www.britishmuseum.org/ UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ The Story: http://thestory.org.uk/ Scott of the Antarctic: The Musical: http://www.chortle.co.uk/shows/edinburgh_fringe_2013/s/21909/scott_of_the_antarctic%3A_the_musical Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedt.co.uk Richard Herring - The Leicester Square Podcast: http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/ The Art of Wrestling - Colt Cabana: http://tsmradio.com/coltcabana/ Sisters of Mercy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sisters_of_Mercy The Cure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cure Fields of Nephilim: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fields_of_the_Nephilim The Mission: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mission_(band) The Cult: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cult Marilyn Manson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Manson Lee and Herring: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_and_Herring janta - swedish term: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_Jante Jerry Lee Lewis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lee_Lewis Elvis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley Morrisey - Friends are Successful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Hate_It_When_Our_Friends_Become_Successful You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 169 James McKay
In GBA 169 we get better acquainted with James McKay. He talks us through Victorian poetry recitals, classical literature and history, plundering and re-contextualising the canon, the relationship between the Moomins and Zen thinking, putting on gigs in your front room and being an "Arts Thatcherite". If all of that sounds dry and worthy and highbrow then think again as this conversation is very much the opposite of that. James plugs: His Website: http://www.mckaypoetry.com/ Utter: Space: https://www.facebook.com/events/1403219706606930/ I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo Campaign: http://bit.ly/TragicFringe Tragic Misadventures: Wednesday 9th July at the Black Heart: http://www.facebook.com/events/601978073250123/ We mention: The book of Job: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Job Stand Up Tragedy: http://standuptragedy.co.uk Stand Up Tragedy performances by James: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-james-mckay-ep-2 https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/stand-up-tragedy-16 https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-daily-ep-14-fay-roberts City of Dreadful Night: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Dreadful_Night Tragic Christmas: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/tragic-christmas The New Mother: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Mother How Horatius Held the Bridge: http://www.englishverse.com/poems/horatius Rochester: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wilmot,_2nd_Earl_of_Rochester https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-imperfect-enjoyment-by-rochester Whitman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Whitman James on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mckay_poetry The Libertine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Libertine_(2004_film) King James Bible: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_James_Version Sermon on the Mount: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sermon_on_the_Mount Ecclesiastes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesiastes Book of Revelation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Revelation Song of Solomon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_of_Songs Leviticus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Leviticus The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4 Boney M - The Rivers of Babylon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm1g8FFRArc&feature=kp Hinduism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism Monotheism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotheism Norse Myths: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse_mythology Rhetoric: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetoric Arundel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundel Inky Fingers: http://inkyfingers.org.uk/ Christopher Smart - Jubilate Agno http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubilate_Agno Stopham: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stopham Coventry Cathedral: http://www.coventrycathedral.org.uk/ Beat Poetry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_Generation E M Forster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._M._Forster Kipling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudyard_Kipling Coleridge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Taylor_Coleridge Wordsworth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wordsworth Swinburne: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Charles_Swinburne Tennyson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred,_Lord_Tennyson Browning: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Browning Snufkin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snufkin Moomins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin Comet in Moominland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_in_Moominland Little My: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_My Snorkmaiden: http://moomin.wikia.com/wiki/The_Snork_Maiden Moomin Valley in November: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moominvalley_in_November Moominland Midwinter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moominland_Midwinter Finn Family Moomintroll: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finn_Family_Moomintroll Moomin Pappa at Sea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moominpappa_at_Sea The Way of Zen - Alan Watts: http://www.amazon.com/The-Way-Zen-Alan-Watts/dp/0375705104 Japanese cartoons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnOj1EyMLgg&feature=kp Polish Cartoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utXbpKrWRBs Dubbed Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiZ0eBFTH6k Comics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin_comic_strips Tove's Hobbit: http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/2013/illustration-tove-janssons-hobbit/ Hobbit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobbit The Lord of the Rings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings The Decline of the West: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decline_of_the_West Exploits of Moomin Pappa: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exploits_of_Moominpappa Peter Jackson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Jackson Tolkien: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien Tolkien's letter's to Hitler: http://io9.com/5892697/whats-classier-than-jrr-tolkien-telling-off-nazis-absolutely-nothing Saruman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saruman Septimius Severus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septimius_Severus Spartacus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus I was mixing up this scene: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnedde_snails-and-oysters-from-spartacus-1960_shortfilms with this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNzFLwsFiOM Ovid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovid Kipling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudyard_Kipling Female of the Species: http://www.potw.org/archive/potw96.html Space song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-wIvsZBFhQ&feature=kp Shakespeare: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare Sunday Assembly: http://sundayassembly.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. 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GBA 168 Sam
In GBA 168 we get better acquainted with Sam. She talks about a childhood full of change and travel, being a mum (but not being defined by it), we compare notes from University and catch up on what we both did in our 20's. Plus she shows me her extensive collection of tattoos and we talk about putting art all over your body. Sam plugs: Oil Pulling and relaxing I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo Campaign: http://bit.ly/TragicFringe Tragic Misadventures: Wednesday 9th July at the Black Heart: http://www.facebook.com/events/601978073250123/ My blogpost about leaving/losing my job: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/%E2%80%A6yes.html We mention: Ged: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-31-ged Richard: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-episodes The Platform Theatre: http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/about-csm/facilities/general/platform-theatre/ Hugo Chavez: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Ch%C3%A1vez Ministry of Stories: http://www.ministryofstories.org/ Chris: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-41-chris Inka: http://inkatattoos.co.uk/ Oil Pulling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_pulling Bindweed: http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/problems/weeds/field-bindweed/456.html Swallows: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swallow Jack Sparrow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Sparrow Snow Camp: http://www.snow-camp.org.uk/ Red Bush Tea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooibos Keenwah: http://www.keenwah.com/ Palm Oil - Orangutans: http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/about_forests/deforestation/forest_conversion_agriculture/orang_utans_palm_oil/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 167 Oli
In GBA 167 we get better acquainted with Oli. We compare parallel teenage lives in Cardiff, reminisce about the early days of Apples for Everyone, and get into Unitarian thinking, why he prefers the Silmarillion to the Lord of the Rings, the appeal and power of comics, pint's of filth, the Mabinogion, speaking welsh, spoilers for Promethea and lots more. The Apples for Everyone Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/apples-for-everyone/ The Apples for Everyone Archive: https://soundcloud.com/applesforeveryone/sets Oli Plugs: Modern Television particularly: Parks and Recreation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parks_and_Recreation Spaced: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced The Shadow Line: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow_Line_(TV_series) Community: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_(TV_series) New Thundercats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThunderCats_(2011_TV_series) Battlestar Galactica: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar_Galactica_(2004_TV_series) The West Wing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Wing I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo Campaign: http://bit.ly/TragicFringe Tragic Misadventures: Wednesday 9th July at the Black Heart http://www.facebook.com/events/601978073250123/ My blogpost about leaving/losing my job: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/…yes.html We mention: Red Dwarf: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dwarf 2001: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001:_A_Space_Odyssey_(film) League of Gentlemen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League_of_Gentlemen Jack Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-46-jack Cadw: http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/splash?orig=/ The Plural: https://soundcloud.com/the-plural Enterprise Studios: http://www.enterprisestudios.com/ Hayley Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-9-hayley Henry Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-56-henry Vale of Glamorgan: http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/index.aspx Steve Bland Assembly: https://myspace.com/thesteveblandassembly Scampi Fries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smith's_Snackfood_Company Metros: http://www.visitcardiff.com/eat-and-drink/club-metro-metros-p106771 Angel Tavern: http://www.walesuk.info/angel.html Zeus: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/fun-stuff/45-nightclubs-you-definitely-went-6436231 London Welsh Centre: http://www.londonwelsh.org/ Unitarian: http://www.unitarian.org.uk/index.shtml 200AD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_AD_(comics) Zenith: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenith_(comics) Grant Morrison: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Morrison Invisables: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisibles Pat Mills: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Mills Alan Moore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore Rouge Trouper: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_Trooper Supreme: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_(comics) The Boys: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_(comics) Preacher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preacher_(comics) Batman films: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/search/?search=batman&sitesearch=rt Superman films: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/search/?search=superman&sitesearch=rt Superman 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_II Green Lantern: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/770677993/ Thor: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/thor/ Iron Man films: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/search/?search=iron+man&sitesearch=rt 300: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/300/ Dawn of the Dead: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dawn_of_the_dead/ Tolkien: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien Lord of the Rings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings Silmarillion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silmarillion Mabinogion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabinogion The Chronicles of Prydain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Prydain Arthurian Legends: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur The Wire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire Narnia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Narnia Promethea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promethea League of Extrodinary Gentlemen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League_of_Extraordinary_Gentlemen Tom Strong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Strong Voice of the Fire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_of_the_Fire Lost Girls: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Girls Neil Gaiman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman Dave Mckean: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_McKean Arkham Asylum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkham_Asylum:_A_Serious_House_on_Serious_Earth Mick Jagger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Jagger You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. 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GBA 166 Tamsin
In GBA 166 we get better acquainted with Tamsin. We swap Lancaster University Theatre Studies war stories and she talks about speech and language therapy, recovering from a brain tumor and from breast cancer and lot's more. Tamsin Plugs: Speech and Language Therapy I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo Campaign: bit.ly/TragicFringe Tragic Misadventures: Wednesday 9th July at the Black Heart https://www.facebook.com/events/601978073250123/ My blogpost about leaving/losing my job: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-week-of-goodbyes.html We mention: Connexions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connexions_(agency) Howard Pinter poem: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/mar/14/poetry.haroldpinter Breast Cancer Care: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/ Penny Brohn Cancer Care: http://www.pennybrohncancercare.org/ Mesothelioma: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesothelioma Narrative Therapy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrative_therapy Mr Tumble: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/something-special/ Makaton: https://www.makaton.org/ British Sign Language: http://www.british-sign.co.uk/bsl-british-sign-language/ Singing Hands: http://www.singinghands.co.uk/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 165 Alex 2
In GBA 165 we get even better acquainted with my fernweh friend Alex. He talks about his play Son of Man. We talk about the themes behind the play and his research he has done while writing it. We cover interpretations and reinterpretations of Jesus in fiction, comparative mythologies, a discussion of the historical Jesus, a tour through CS Lewis' version of judgement day in The Last Battle, Christian Atheism and lots more. Alex Plugs: His kickstarter campaign for backing Son of Man will be up on Kickstarter soon. In the meantime it's facebook group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/272636382906179/ and it's on twitter here: https://twitter.com/sonofmanplay I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo Campaign: http://bit.ly/TragicFringe Greek Tragedy: Thursday 12th June at the Dogstar: http://www.facebook.com/events/625249897568126/ We mention: Alex's two episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-alex-and-dave-files Fernweh: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/23-charming-illustrations-of-untranslatable-words-from-other Hiraeth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiraeth Jesus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus Thor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor Yahweh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahweh Zeus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus Odin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odin Loki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loki Prometheus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus Lucifer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer John the Baptist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_the_Baptist Matthew: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Matthew Luke: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Luke Mark: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Mark Philip Pullman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Pullman The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Man_Jesus_and_the_Scoundrel_Christ His Dark Materials: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Dark_Materials Messiah: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah John: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_the_Apostle The Last Temptation of Christ: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Temptation_of_Christ_(film) Martin Scorsese: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Scorsese Richard Dawkins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawkins Midrash: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midrash Christology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christology Christian Atheism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_atheism Nicaea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Council_of_Nicaea Aslan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aslan CS Lewis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._S._Lewis Tolkien: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien Narnia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Narnia The Last Battle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Battle Diogenes The Cynic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes_of_Sinope Alan Moore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore Kingdom of God: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_God_(Christianity) Dominic Crossan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dominic_Crossan The Good Samaritan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Good_Samaritan Dawkins + Mehdi Hasan: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/21/richard-dawkins-mehdi-hasan_n_3127629.html Leap of Faith: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_of_faith You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 164 Sonja
In GBA 164 we get better acquainted with Sonja. We talk about making and loving comics, being interested in novelty, veganism, thinking creatively and commercially, giving up work to go freelance and more. Also featured in this episode are two true stories Sonja told at Spark London events. Sonja Plugs: Plug: Her comics course: Prince's Drawing School: Drawing the Graphic Novel http://www.princesdrawingschool.org/programmes/public/shoreditcheve.asp Run by Emily Haworth-Booth http://emilyhaworthbooth.blogspot.co.uk/ Leaving a job How To Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric http://www.romankrznaric.com/how-to-find-fulfilling-work "Act Now, Reflect Later" Sonja's Spark Story: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/reaching-out-sonja-todd/ Twitter and instagram: https://twitter.com/sonjatodd http://instagram.com/sonjatodd Spark London plugs: http://www.sparklondon.com https://twitter.com/sparkLDN https://www.facebook.com/sparklondon Mon 9th June Father Figures open mic at the Hackney Attic with Letter Lounge: https://www.facebook.com/events/722460404485371/ Mon 16th June Reality Check open mic Upstairs at the Ritzy: https://www.facebook.com/events/625377634222503/ Fri 4th July Spark London teams up with Risk! at the Hackney Attic: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Spark_Presents_Risk_Live_In_London_One_Night_Only/ Mon 7th July Best of Spark London at Canal Cafe Theatre: http://www.canalcafetheatre.com/Calendar.php I plug: Myself: http://www.davepickeringstoryteller.com Here are some extra plugs: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo Campaign: bit.ly/TragicFringe Greek Tragedy: Thursday 12th June at the Dogstar: www.facebook.com/events/625249897568126/ We mention: Labyrinth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth_(film) Timmy's Pies: http://timmyspies.com/ Bloomsbury Festival: http://bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/ Sonja's podcast: https://soundcloud.com/sound-like-you-mean-it Erwin Blumenfeld: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Blumenfeld Surrealism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealism Dada: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dada Pixar: http://www.pixar.com/ Tatty Divine: http://www.tattydevine.com/ Creating A Life Worth Living: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creating-Life-Worth-Living-Filmmakers/dp/0060952431 The Artists Way: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Artists-Way-Discovering-Recovering/dp/0330343580 Scott McCloud: http://scottmccloud.com/ Understanding Comics: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Understanding-Comics-The-Invisible-Art/dp/006097625X Reinventing Comics: http://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Comics-Imagination-Technology-Revolutionizing/dp/0060953500 Making Comics: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Comics-Storytelling-Secrets-Graphic/dp/0060780940 Look In: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look-in The Beano: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beano The Dandy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dandy Eddie Campbell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Campbell Graffiti Kitchen: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Graffiti-Kitchen-Eddie-Campbell/dp/1568620217 From Hell: http://www.amazon.co.uk/From-Hell-Alan-Moore/dp/0861661419 Eddie Campbell on Too Much Information: http://canadapodcasts.ca/podcasts/TooMuchInformation/2375011 Watchmen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchmen Alan Moore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore Neil Gaiman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman Blankets - Craig Thompson: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blankets-Hardcover-Edition-Craig-Thompson/dp/1603090967 Gail Simone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Simone Maus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maus Ladies Do Comics: http://www.laydeezdocomics.com/ Ariel Schrag: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_Schrag Potential: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Potential-School-Comic-Chronicles-Schrag/dp/1416552359 Ghostworld: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_World American Splendor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Splendor The Amazing Adventures Kavalier Clay by Michael Chabon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Amazing-Adventures-Kavalier-Clay/dp/1841154938 Sandman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandman_(Vertigo) Y: The Last Man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y:_The_Last_Man Lost: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_(TV_series) Mad Men: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Men Joss Whedon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Whedon Buffy Comics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_comics X Men Run: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astonishing_X-Men#Joss_Whedon_run The L Word: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_L_Word The Nerdist Writers Panel - comics episodes: http://www.nerdist.com/podcast_channel/nerdist-comics-panel-channel/ Len Wein: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Wein Name and shame vegan site: http://jezebel.com/im-vegan-and-this-vegan-sellout-site-is-fucking-embarr-655161955 Popco by Scarlett Thomas: http://www.amazon.co.uk/PopCo-Scarlett-Thomas/dp/184767335X The End of Mr Y: http://www.amazon.co.uk/End-Mr-Y-Scarlett-Thomas/dp/1847670709 Isa Chandra Moskowitz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa_Chandra_Moskowitz Veganomicon: http://www.theppk.com/books/veganomicon-the-ultimate-vegan-cookbook/ Vegan Cupcakes Take over the world: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vegan-Cupcakes-Take-Over-World/dp/1569242739 Vegan Yum Yum: http://veganyumyum.com/ The Mighty Fork: http://themightyfork.co.uk/ Radio 4 Vegan programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037524t Engevita: http://www.bio-lallemand.com/products/engevita/ White Pudding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_pudding Madonna: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) Whitney Houston: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitney_Houston Janet Jackson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Jackson Paula Abdul/ Opposites attract: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xweiQukBM_k&feature=kp The Man Whose Mind Exploded: http://www.themanwhosemindexploded.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. 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GBA 163 Emma
In GBA 163 we get better acquainted with Emma. We talk about The Moomins, adolescent brain development, The Moomins, knitting, The Moomins, the prefrontal cortex, The Moomins, researching and writing a PHD, The Moomins and more. After the conversation there is an added extra that was recorded at Geek Showoff earlier this year. This involves more from me about The Moomins. Geek Showoff is an offshoot of Science Showoff: http://scienceshowoff.org/ Emma Plugs: The Moomins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin Emma recommends starting with Finn Family Moomintroll: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finn_Family_Moomintroll I recommend starting with Comet in Moominland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_in_Moominland Blakemore lab: read about the work Emma is doing and take surveys: https://sites.google.com/site/blakemorelab/ I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo Campaign: http://bit.ly/TragicFringe Greek Tragedy: Thursday 12th June at the Dogstar: http://www.facebook.com/events/625249897568126/ We mention: Steve X: https://twitter.com/steve_x Bright Club: http://www.brightclub.org/ The Moomins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk Science Showoff: http://scienceshowoff.org/ UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience: http://www.icn.ucl.ac.uk/ Neuroscience: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroscience Matilda: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_(novel) All the Moomin characters mentioned: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Moomin_characters Tove Jannson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tove_Jansson MRI scan: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/mri-scan/pages/introduction.aspx Prefrontal cortex: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefrontal_cortex Psychology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology Haberdashery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haberdasher Psychiatry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychiatry Fine Art: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fine_art The Moomins and the Great Flood: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3300083-the-moomins-and-the-great-flood Moominland Tales The Life of Tove Jansson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSZKzLHI5wg Moominvalley in November: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moominvalley_in_November Moominland Midwinter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moominland_Midwinter You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 162 Adrian
In GBA 162 we get better acquainted with Adrian. He talks about making performance, how we can never be certain about anything, type-casting yourself, how life and making art have woven themselves together, and he explains who Samantha Mann is. Adrian Plugs: His website: http://www.charlesadrian.com His podcast: Page One: http://pageonepodcast.com/ Samantha Mann: http://www.MsSamanthaMann.com Letters From Samantha: https://soundcloud.com/mssamanthamann And Vera Chok: http://www.verachok.com I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo Campaign: http://bit.ly/TragicFringe Greek Tragedy: Thursday 12th June at the Dogstar: https://www.facebook.com/events/625249897568126/ We mention: Paula Varjack: http://www.paulavarjack.com/ Edinburgh episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/edinburgh-episodes George episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-70-superbard Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Nico and the Navigators: http://www.navigators.de/ Jacques Lecoq school: http://www.ecole-jacqueslecoq.com/en Mick Barnfather: http://www.mickbarnfather.com/ Phillippe Gaulier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Gaulier Fred Astaire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Astaire Ginger Rodgers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_Rogers Little Shop of Horrors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Shop_of_Horrors_(musical) Pirates of the Caribbean: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_of_the_Caribbean_(film_series) Johnny Depp: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Depp Orlando Bloom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Bloom Apples for Everyone: https://soundcloud.com/applesforeveryone Superbard: http://www.superbard.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ The Intentional Fallacy: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/289889/intentional-fallacy Theodor W. Adorno: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_W._Adorno Roland Barthes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Barthes Michel Foucault: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault Death of the author: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_the_Author tissue of quotations: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/98418-the-text-is-a-tissue-of-quotations-drawn-from-the Jorge Luis Borges: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Luis_Borges Don Quixote by Cervantes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote Desert Island Discs: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs Letters from America: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00f6hbp You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 161 Jo
In GBA 161 we get better acquainted with Jo. He talks about smell, history and memory, the intangible things. We explore ideas around his podcast Life in Scents and how they relate to his life. Jo Plugs: The Podcast: Life in Scents - iTunes / http://lifeinscents.com/ freelance audio and scents: jobarratt@gmail.com paying attention to your senses smelling a lemon I don't plug but probably should have plugged: Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic History at the Hackney Attic on Friday 16th May from 7.30pm: http://www.facebook.com/events/231570123709490/ We mention: RSA: http://www.thersa.org/ Pod Academy: http://podacademy.org/ This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ NPR: http://www.npr.org/ Geranium: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geranium Distiller episode: http://lifeinscents.com/post/76108446561/darren-rook-is-the-co-founder-and-ceo-of-the Life In Scents: Astronomer episode: http://lifeinscents.com/post/33719749457/marek-kukula-life-in-scents Fennel seeds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fennel Steve episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-107-steve Brixton Academy: http://www.o2academybrixton.co.uk/ Lady Gaga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 160 Emily
In GBA 160 we get better acquainted with Emily. She talks writing, working in a bookshop, her baby going viral, bat invasions, television research and more. And at the end of the episode you can hear one of her short stories being performed at Stand Up Tragedy by her partner Richard who was last week's guest: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-159-richard Emily Plugs: Her website: http://emilycleaver.net/ I plug: Stand Up Tragedy: Tragic History at the Hackney Attic on Friday 16th May from 7.30pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/231570123709490/ We mention: Writing Group: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-84-writing-group Small plays blog: http://smallplays.com/ Sherlock Holmes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Liars League: http://www.liarsleague.com/ Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Arthur's blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/baby-arthur-recreates-scenes-movies-blog_n_1082634.html http://www.studioarthur.co.uk/ The Blair Witch Project: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blair_Witch_Project Total Recall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Recall_(1990_film) Alien: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_(film) Fargo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fargo_(film) American Beauty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Beauty_(film) Neil Gaiman: http://www.neilgaiman.com/ The Dice Man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dice_Man Steal Like An Artist: http://austinkleon.com/2011/03/30/how-to-steal-like-an-artist-and-9-other-things-nobody-told-me/ Huckleberry Finn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_of_Huckleberry_Finn Just William: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_William Wizard of Oz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonderful_Wizard_of_Oz Moomins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin Rainy Night on Soho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSyL-TrD_2g Spark Story: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/how-to-remove-bats-from-your-bedroom-emily-cleaver/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 159 Richard
In GBA 159 we get better acquainted with Richard. He explores ideas of belonging, pushing at frontiers, the ways that generations relate to each other and the human desire for narrative, through the topics of video games, fatherhood, employment, Oxford, personal and social history and more. Richard Plugs: If you have something creative you should do it. We mention: The Royal Court Theatre: http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/ Verity Bargate Award: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verity_Bargate_Award Atari 2600: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_2600 Space Invaders: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Invaders Galaxian: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxian Pong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong Break Out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakout_(video_game) Asteroids: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroids_(video_game) Spectrum ZX80: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX80 Master System: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_System Mega Drive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Genesis Carl Sagan: http://www.carlsagan.com/ Quantum Physics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_theory Higs Boson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higgs_boson Lord Nuffield Morris: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morris,_1st_Viscount_Nuffield Radiohead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiohead Supergrass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergrass Ride: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ride_(band) You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 158 Laura
In GBA 158 we get better acquainted with Laura. She talks music, fibromyalgia, her relationship with religion, Italian adventures and more. Laura Plugs: Her EP: Faces at the Fair: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/faces-at-the-fair-ep/id719163554 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faces-at-Fair-Laura-Bazell/dp/B00FHO1O3G http://www.laurabazell.co.uk http://laurabazell.wordpress.com/ We mention: EAL: http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/resources/practical_resources_info/1067_english_as_an_additional_language EFL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EFL Jane Eyre: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Eyre Matt W: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-29-matt Fibromayalgia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_fatigue_syndrome spoonies/ spoon theory: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/wpress/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/ Groupon: http://www.groupon.co.uk/ Louise episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-louise-episodes-1 Monkey Music: http://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 157 The Personal Episode
In GBA 157 we get better acquainted with... me. The Personal Season ends with The Personal Episode: True stories told by me live on stage at Spark London over the last few years, broken up with tracks from The Open EP that I released for free download earlier this year. It starts with a vasectomy and ends in vomit! In between there's bullying, smashing through windows, an unusual stag night, crime and punishment and more. It's another episode I feel uncomfortable about putting out. Which has been a feature of this 3 week season. For more about Spark London go here: http://www.sparklondon.com/ This is the final episode of the 3 week "Personal Season". I plug getting better acquainted! Related episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-open-episodes https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-31-ged https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-106-jack-and-george https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-77-the-coventry-years https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-80-alex https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-81-dave-guest-hosted-by https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-17-cardiff https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-67-martin-the-sound-man The Open EP: https://soundcloud.com/the-dave/sets/the-open-ep Hero: https://soundcloud.com/the-dave/hero Producers: Stephen Harvey - https://twitter.com/SteveHSoundtech tech[at]standuptragedy.co.uk Martin Austwick: https://twitter.com/martinaustwick http://www.thesoundoftheladies.com/ Shameem: https://soundcloud.com/muzikal-azylum You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 156 Jen #2 Pt 2
In GBA 156 pt 2 we get even better acquainted with my partner, Jen. We talk about how our 13 year relationship works, exploring the domestic compromises and tensions, arguments and conflicts, friendship and love, that come from living with someone and sharing a life together. We also cover the experience of living with (and living with someone who lives with) mental health issues. We push at the boundaries of openness and honesty in a conversation that is full of quiet revelations. Whether you know us well or know nothing about us, by the end of this conversation you will be intimately acquainted with who we are and how we fit together. This conversation picks up where Part 1 left off and I recommend listening to that episode first: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-156-jen-2-pt-1 This is the forth episode of a 3 week "Personal Season". On next wednesday (16th) the season will be rounded up with an episode collecting together true stories and personal songs that I've told and recorded over the last 2 years. Jen Plugs: Openness and honesty. We mention: Crying For No Reason - Katy B: http://open.spotify.com/track/3DDxYAT7Nuj0tfkHICWYi3 Dan Savage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Savage Savage Love: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=19234246 Sex at Dawn: http://www.sexatdawn.com/ Smugsexual - on twitter http://stavvers.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/smugsexual-and-the-closet-two-faces-of-feminist-biphobia/ http://sometimesitsjustacigar.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/thoughts-on-being-a-smugsexual/ Radcliffe Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes/ Niels Bohr: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr Niels Bohr quote: “There are trivial truths and there are great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.” You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 156 Jen #2 Pt 1
In GBA 156 pt 1 we get even better acquainted with my partner, Jen. We talk about how she feels being presented and represented on the podcast, introverts, ambiverts and extroverts, the way her memory works, the different distinctive smells of books, refining the mind and body, how we interact and intersect with each other as a couple and whether consciousness is an evolutionary disadvantage. Also I propose to her live on mic. This is the third episode of a 3 week "Personal Season". The second (and arguably even more personal) half of this conversation will come out on Friday (11), and on next wednesday (16th) the season will be rounded up with an episode collecting together true stories and personal songs that I've told and recorded over the last 2 years. Jen Plugs: Nothing in this half of the conversation, her plug will come at the end of Friday's episode. We mention: Our past GBA conversations: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes MJ Hibbett Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-12-mj-hibbett Susan Cain - Quiet: http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/ Susan Cain - Ted Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts Susan Cain test: http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/quiet-quiz-are-you-an-introvert/ Audry Lorde: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audre_Lorde “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” Meg and Mog Books: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meg_and_Mog Four Wise Monkeys: http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/four-wise-monkeys Jen's Website: http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk Bright Eyes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_Eyes_(band) "And we'll keep working on the problem we know we'll never solve Of Love's uneven remainders, our lives are fractions of a whole." You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 155 Dad #5
In GBA 155 we get even better acquainted with my Dad. We talk about being a new father in different decades, mortality, how we are all time travelers through history, my childhood and if he has any regrets. This is the second episode of a 3 week "Personal Season". The first episode of the season came out last Wednesday: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-154-dad-4 Next week they'll be another conversation with my partner Jen that will be broken into 2 parts and come out on Wednesday (9th) and Friday (11), and then the week after that (16th) they'll be an episode that collects together true stories and personal songs that I've told and recorded over the last 2 years. Dad plugs Al Jazeera again: www.aljazeera.com/ We mention: Dad's previous episodes: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Tony Blair: The episode that cover's my Mum's time working on theAdventure Playground: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-24-mum-1 The Partition: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-partition The Coventry Years: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-77-the-coventry-years Slaughter House 5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaughterhouse-Five Carpal Tunnel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpal_tunnel Arthritis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthritis Getting On: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_On Joss Whedon commencement speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn866ryQ5RY To the Heart of It: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-53-to-the-heart-of-it Liz Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-4-liz Buffy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer Citizen Kane: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Kane Jack and George's conversation: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-106-jack-and-george| Copenhagen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen_(play) Niels Bohr: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr Niels Bohr quote: “There are trivial truths and there are great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.” You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 154 Dad #4
In GBA 154 we get even better acquainted with my Dad. We talk about his experiences of non-monogamy, try and get into an untold war time love story and explore general issues around sex and sexuality. WARNING: If you are related to us you may not want to listen to this episode. This is the first episode of a 3 week "Personal Season". On Friday (4th) they'll be another conversation with my dad, this time about parenting and mortality. Then next week they'll be another conversation with my partner Jen that will be broken into 2 parts and come out on Wednesday (9th) and Friday (11), and then the week after that (16th) they'll be an episode that collects together true stories and personal songs that I've told and recorded over the last 2 years. Dad plugs Al Jazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/ I plug chocolate covered Hob Nobs. We mention: Dad's previous episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes War Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-3-dad-1 Francis Cammaerts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Cammaerts Harry Rée http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_R%C3%A9e SOE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Operations_Executive Émile Cammaerts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89mile_Cammaerts Paul Rotha: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rotha Dan Savage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Savage Sheila: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-117-sheila Kink: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kink_(sexual) BDSM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BDSM Sex Positive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex-positive_movement The Coventry Years: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-77-the-coventry-years Fetish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetish You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 153 Asia
In GBA 153 we get better acquainted with Asia. She talks about collaboration, music, depression, singing, a complicated divorce, yoga, Poland, family, religion and more. This conversation touches on sensitive subjects, it also contains sensitive songs. Asia plugs: People collaborating with her on folk projects and Getting Better Acquainted as a language learning tool. Related episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-2-a-room-full-of https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-100-pt-2 https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-141-a-room-full-of https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/stand-up-tragedy-spotlight-9-a https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-6-george https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-21-navin You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 152 Gary
In GBA 152 we get better acquainted with Gary. He talks about the psychology, LARP, the statistical analysis of people's personalities, relationships, dyslexia, being bullied, living with siblings experiencing illness and more. Gary plugs: Plug: If you are interested in LARP listen to Zoe's episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-22-zoe If you are interested in alternative medicinelisten to a podcast that his sister April Blake did. I currently can't locate this podcast, and I will add it when I do track it down, assuming it still exists! We mention: Likert Scale: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Likert_scale Four Days in a Room: https://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom/sets/highlights-from-four-days-in-a LARP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_action_role-playing_game Tabletop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabletop_role-playing_game Terry Pratchett: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabletop_role-playing_game Pope John Paul II: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_behavioral_therapy Acromegaly pituitary gland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acromegaly Tim Minchin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Minchin Iboga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabernanthe_iboga Ayahuasca: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayahuasca Placebo Effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placebo Galway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galway
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GBA 151 Richard Tyrone Jones #2
In GBA 151 we get even better acquainted with Richard Tyrone Jones returns to talk about how he is a crap time lord, bereavement, sexuality, poetry, comedy and more. The conversation attempts to be about nuanced and emotional things despite the slightly surreal backdrop of a noisy pub in Deptford. Also included is a poem Richard told at Stand Up Tragedy about dementia. Here are Richard's previous GBA appearances: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-tyrone-jones And here is the episode of Stand Up Tragedy we refer to: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/stand-up-tragedy-spotlight-2 Richard plugs: 17th March: Alternative Comedy Memorial Society: http://noblefailure.org/shows/2014-03-17 6th April: UTTER!’ 10th BIRTHDAY – Mini-Edinburgh Fringe: https://www.facebook.com/events/1471587036401662/ August 1st-23rd: Crap Time Lord - details tbc & What the F*ck is this? 23.30 Banshee labyrinth at Edinburgh Free Fringe. . I additionally plug: Mon Apr 7th - Spark! Storytelling, Canal Cafe, Little Venice, 7.30pm www.sparklondon.com And here are some more RTJ things that relate to the conversation: Thurs 8th May - Big Heart, Le Grand Depart (Tour de France) fest, Picture House, York 7.15pm: http://festival.yorkshire.com/events/richard-tyrone-jones-in-big-heart Sat 17th May - Big Heart, Kettering Arts Centre - further details TBC. Sat 31st May - 'Utter!' MisGuided tour of Deptford http://bit.ly/utterdept donation c.£5 Sat 26th July - Crap Time Lord, Perverse, Aberdeen. We mention: Hayley: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-9-hayley James Ross: https://twitter.com/fki01 Utter Spoken Word: http://www.utterspokenword.com/ Spoken Word at the PBH Free Fringe: https://www.facebook.com/PBHSpokenWord The Birds Nest: http://www.thebirdsnestpub.com/ Death Grips: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Grips Warhammer 40,000: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000 Warhammer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_Fantasy_Battle Chris Eubank: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Eubank Radio 4 Show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036tqq5 Horrible Histories: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories The Infinite Monkey Cage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc Cardioverta Defibrillator: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implantable_cardioverter-defibrillator Wellcome Trust: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/ Ablation: http://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/treatments/ablation.aspx Doctor Who: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who Dilated cardiomyopathy: http://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/conditions/cardiomyopathy/dilated-cardiomyopathy.aspx Ethical Slut: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ethical_Slut Michael Haneke: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Haneke Foucault: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault Botticelli's Venus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus_(Botticelli) Sildenafil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sildenafil Jason Statham: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Statham Byron: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Byron Keats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Keats Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Cognitive-behavioural-therapy/Pages/Introduction.aspx Four Days in a Room: https://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom/sets/highlights-from-four-days-in-a You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 150 Becca
In GBA 150 we get better acquainted with Becca. She talks about the art, culture and significance of calligraphy, football and rock concerts. And we get into her New Jersey upbringing, studying at Cornell University, how an introvert responds to London and the relationship between art and artists. Becca Plugs: Paying more attention to lettering We mention: Liz: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-4-liz Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ 100th Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba100-1 Book of Hours: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_hours Book of Kells: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Kells Irvine Welsh Malibou Stork Nightmares: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marabou_Stork_Nightmares Death of the Author: http://www.tbook.constantvzw.org/wp-content/death_authorbarthes.pdf Foucault: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault Barthes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Barthes Oyster Card: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/14836.aspx Real Madrid: http://www.realmadrid.com/en Pearl Jam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Jam Quiet - Susan Cain: http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/ Ted Talk - Susan Cain: http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 149 Kathleen
In GBA 149 we get better acquainted with Kathleen. She talks about being arrested for political activism, being nomadic, going to a Steiner School, podcasting, Bangladesh, Northern Ireland, community organising and more. Kathleen plugs: Her podcast Citizens Discs which will be launching on Friday 4th April. I will give it further shout outs on GBA nearer the time. Living in a Boat. The possibility of building more canals and having more house boats to address the housing shortage. Nomadism. We mention: Guest hosted by Alex episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-81-dave-guest-hosted-by In the Dark: http://www.inthedarkradio.org/ Wapping Project: http://www.thewappingproject.com/ Radcliffe Live Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-4-radcliffe Desert Island Discs: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs Steiner: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldorf_education Steiner Centre London: http://www.waldorftraining.org.uk/ Hollywood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holywood Global Exchange: http://www.globalexchange.org/ Fortnam and Mason 145: https://www.facebook.com/FortnumMason145 The March for the Alternative: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_London_anti-cuts_protest UK Uncut: http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/ WTF with Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/ DiD - archive: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/find-a-castaway This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ RadioLab: http://www.radiolab.org/ The Moth: http://themoth.org/ Mum conversations: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-mum-episodes-1/ Adobe Audition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Chris extra: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-chris Hannah's Starbuck Zombie featuring episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-45-hannah Citizen Radio: http://wearecitizenradio.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 148 Musa Okwonga
In GBA 148 we get better acquainted with Musa Okwonga. We talk privilege, empathy, black history, climate change, progressive economics, TV/film, rape culture, inequality, journalism and so much more. Musa plugs: http://www.okwonga.com/ https://twitter.com/Okwonga I plug: Edit's of earlier GBA episodes are going out on Resonance 104.4 FM at 11am Fridays (repeated 2am Tuesdays): http://resonancefm.com/ Tragic Heroes: 21st March @ The Hackney Attic: https://www.facebook.com/events/502957866479816/ We mention: Musa's blog on feminism that I was reading while waiting to have a vasectomy: http://www.okwonga.com/?p=591 Fast and the Furious: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fast_and_the_Furious Spock: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spock Zachary Quinto: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spock Chris Pine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Pine Star Trek: Into Darkness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_Into_Darkness New Statesman: http://www.newstatesman.com/ Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/ Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/uk This is Africa: http://www.thisisafricaonline.com/ EDL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Defence_League Musa's blog on Tommy Robinson: http://www.okwonga.com/?p=820 Owen Jones: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Jones_(writer) Laurie Penny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Penny Musa's Nelson Mandela Article: http://www.okwonga.com/?p=869 Audre Lorde: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audre_Lorde Ivan Massow in Evening Standard: http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/ivan-massow-this-new-gay-hedonism-is-not-what-i-fought-for-8678761.html Rosa Parks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks Stokely Carmichael: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stokely_Carmichael Kate Tempest: http://katetempest.co.uk/ March for the Alternative: http://goosefat101twitterspills.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/truth.html Musa's blog on empathy: http://www.okwonga.com/?p=933 Ian Duncan Smith: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_Duncan_Smith Tim Montgomerie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Montgomerie This American Life: money episode - http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/423/the-invention-of-money Black Tudors article: http://mediadiversified.org/2014/02/12/its-time-to-talk-about-black-tudors/ Margaret MacMillan: The Uses and Abuses of History: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Abuses-History-Professor-Margaret-MacMillan/dp/1846682045 Musa's article on WW! and Empire: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/01/dear-mr-gove-we-need-talk-about-empire-our-schools Orientalism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientalism Edward Said: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Said Male Gaze: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Foucault: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault Eminem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eminem Little Britain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Britain David Cameron: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cameron James Arthur: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Arthur_(singer) Property article in the evening standard: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/londons-100bn-property-boom-as-last-homes-under-100k-are-snapped-up-9082716.html Niels Bohr: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/941-the-opposite-of-a-correct-statement-is-a-false-statement You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 147 Lisa Findley
In GBA 147 we get better acquainted with Lisa. She talks about travelling round the world; including the experience of being hit by a car in Vietnam, the commercialization of atrocities, the practicalities and politics of travel and so much more. Lisa plugs: Her blog: http://lisafindley.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stowaway/152841568136841 I plug: Tragic Love: 13th February @ the Dogstar, Brixton: https://www.facebook.com/events/679186822103633/ We mention: Liz Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-4-liz The Killing Fields: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_Fields Uluru: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uluru Carl Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-131-carl You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 146 Nick
In GBA 146 we get even better acquainted with Nick who is the brother of my old friend Richard: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-episodes Nick talks candidly about trying to find is way in life, being bullied at school, being a younger brother comparing yourself to a successful older brother, fitting in, being a life guard, going to America on a whim and having an epiphany at the top of the Grand Canyon, deciding against a career in radio and more. This is the third and final conversation in the Kingdom season which started last week with Richard 2. Nick plugs: the idea of taking off your masks and seeing yourself for who you are. GBA has another season coming up on Resonance FM. Episodes from the back catalogue reedited to fit the hour slot will be going out at 11am on Fridays (repeated at 2am on Tuesdays) from the 31st of January. http://www.resonancefm.com/ Resonance FM could do with your support. Please consider helping fund what they do: http://resonancefm.com/support We mention: Jackass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackass_(TV_series) Radio 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/ Chris Evans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Evans_(presenter) Coachella:http://www.coachella.com/ All the world's a stage speech: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_world%27s_a_stage Shakespeare: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare David Beckham: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Beckham You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 145 John
In GBA 145 we get even better acquainted with John Kingdom who is the father of my old friend Richard: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-episodes John talks about his interest in pianolas, engineering, being a project manager, living in the Soviet Union during the time that it was stopping being the Soviet Union, father and grandfather-hood and so much more. He also outlines his "compassionate conservative" views and presents his view of recent political history. It has quite a strange start and features a cameos from Richard, a pianola and a baby. This is the second conversation in the Kingdom season which started last week with Richard #2. Next week I will air conversations with Nick who is John's son and Richard's brother. John Plugs: Compassion and love GBA has another season coming up on Resonance FM. Episodes from the back catalogue reedited to fit the hour slot will be going out at 11am on Fridays (repeated at 2am on Tuesdays) from the 31st of January. http://resonancefm.com/ Resonance FM could do with your support. Please consider helping fund what they do: resonancefm.com/support We mention: Julian Dyer: http://www.pianorolls.co.uk/ Hickies: http://www.hickies.co.uk/home.php Kunkel - Alpine Storm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLfjWCfrLV8 Beethoven's 9th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz8P8D8MdNU Wurlitzer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wurlitzer American Beauty: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169547/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 144 Richard #2
In GBA 144 we get even better acquainted with Richard. I interrogate him about his youthful mistakes and he pushes me to ask him all the questions on my list. We cover rat welfare, changes in approach, growing up, the relationships of artists and audiences, changes in political thinking and more. This is the second conversation that I have had with him and it starts the Kingdom season: over the next two weeks I will air conversations with Richard's father and brother. Richard #1: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-57-richard The plugs are peppered through the episode! GBA has another season coming up on Resonance FM. Episodes from the back catalogue reedited to fit the hour slot will be going out at 11am on Fridays (repeated at 2am on Tuesdays) from the 31st of January. http://resonancefm.com/ Resonance FM could do with your support. Please consider helping fund what they do: http://resonancefm.com/support We mention: Clive: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-11-clive Ged: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-31-ged Russell: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-82-russell Eitan: http://www.eitanbuchalter.com/ Christopher Biggins: http://www.christopherbiggins.com/ Kids: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_(film) Chomsky: http://www.chomsky.info/ Harry is Always Right: http://www.greenroomutd.org/show/harry-always-right Channel 4 : Tsunami: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/tsunami-caught-on-camera/4od A Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sense_of_an_Ending Ridley Walker - Russell Hoben: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riddley_Walker The Corrections - Johnathan Franzen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Corrections Broken Glass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_Glass_(play) Royal Court: http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/ National Theatre Live: http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ The Collaborators: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaborators_(play) Matt Waldoc: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-29-matt Edinburgh special 1: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-15-edinburgh-festival Reverend Billy: http://www.revbilly.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 143 Joe Murphy
In GBA 143 we get better acquainted with Joe Murphy. He talks music, record labels, the History of the Popes, re-imagining Robin Hood, finding inspiration on the Holloway Road and more. Joe plugs: Go to the devil and shake yourself: http://www.blang.co.uk/shop?view=album&album=44 Segeant Buzfuz: http://www.sergeantbuzfuz.com/ Blang: http://www.blang.co.uk/ Next Sergeant Buzfux gig: Monday March 31 at 12 Bar Club with the fantastic Jinx Lennon from Dundalk I plug: Tragic Beginnings: 17th January @ Hackney Attic (upstairs at the Hackney Picturehouse): http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Stand_Up_Tragedy_Tragic_Beginnings/ This is Joe performing at SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-episode-8-joe-murphy We mention: 2012 Edinburgh Special: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-71-edinburgh-festival Utter Spoken Word: http://www.utterspokenword.com/ Richard Tyrone Jones: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-richard-tyrone-jones Stand Up Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy Polly: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-daily-ep2-polly-mclean Joy Division: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Division Darren Hayman: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-62-darren-hayman The Pogues: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pogues The Mekons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mekons 12 Bar Club: http://www.12barclub.com/ Johny Brown - Resonance FM: https://soundcloud.com/resonance-fm/sets/such-a-nice-radio-show/ MCB: 48 hour Album: https://soundcloud.com/themiddleclassbastards/sets/future-children Rough Trade: http://www.roughtrade.com/ Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com/ Alex conversation from 4diaR: https://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom/4diar-episode-18-promotion Marc Lamarr: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lamarr Gideon Coe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Coe Ian Rankin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Rankin T Rex: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._Rex_(band) Bowie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie The Dave album: https://soundcloud.com/the-dave/sets/going-back-to-finish-the-job David Cronenbergs Wife: http://www.davidcronenbergswife.com/ Spotify: https://www.spotify.com/uk/ Amanda Palmer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Palmer Radiohead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiohead HMV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMV Elton John: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John Jay-Z: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay-Z Beyoncé: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyonce Mike Harding: http://www.mikeharding.co.uk/ 6 Music: http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music Pickwick Papers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pickwick_Papers You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 142 Nicole
In GBA 142 we get better acquainted with Nicole. She talks about storytelling, complicated families, jive dancing, the history of search engines and more. Nicole plugs: Her playwriting Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com Don't dance holding beer This is the story she told at Spark London: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/the-cookie-monster-nicole-thomas/ And this is a blogpost she wrote about a very sad event that we didn't get to on mic, but covered off mic [content note: addiction, death]: http://treefroggirl.tumblr.com/post/33664383911/the-duke-of-earl-wont-go-to-rehab I plug: Tragic Beginnings: 17th January @ Hackney Attic (upstairs at the Hackney Picturehouse) We mention: Yahoo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo! GoTo.com: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goto.com Microsoft: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft Google: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google Bing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bing Search Alliance: http://yahoobingnetwork.com/en/home David Lee: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/david-lee Aaron Sorkin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Sorkin The Wire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire Swingers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swingers_(1996_film) Hula Boogie: http://www.hulaboogie.co.uk/ The Black Eyed Peas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Eyed_Peas Louise Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-78-louise Mayors Festival: http://thamesfestival.org/ Diamond Jive: http://www.diamondjive.com/ Up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_(2009_film) Dead Poets Society: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Poets_Society Spartacus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus A Raisin in the Sun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Raisin_in_the_Sun_(1961_film) You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - Uncertain New Year
In this GBA Extra I discuss the uncertain position I find myself in this New Year, have a brief round up of what's been going on with Getting Better Acquainted in 2013 and offer up various rants and explanations. Reflections, apologies, resolutions and possible solutions. I plug: Suggesting/offering me jobs, commissions and solutions! - GBApodcast@gmail.com Mentioned: The 2012 Christmas Special: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-91-getting-better?in=gettingbetteracquainted/sets/christmas-specials GBA 100: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba100-1 Live episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba-live Edinburgh Season: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/stand-up-tragedy-at-edinburgh Resonance FM: http://resonancefm.com/ GBA Resonance Edits: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/resonance-fm-edits Helen Zaltzman: http://www.helenzaltzman.com/ Helen Zaltzman Live Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-9-helen-zaltzman Family Season 2013: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-family-season-2013 Family Reunion Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-135-the-osmaston-family Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Tragic Christmas: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-christmas-act-1 https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-christmas-act-2 Tragic Beginnings: Friday 17th Jan at Hackney Attic / 7.30pm / £5 advance, £7 on the door https://www.facebook.com/events/208432709344135/ http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Stand_Up_Tragedy_Tragic_Beginnings/ Josie Long: http://www.josielong.com/ Josie Long on SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-daily-ep1-josie-long Robin Ince: http://robinince.com/ Robin Ince on SUT: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-daily-ep-8-robin-ince-and My Gran's passing: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-true-stories-of-time Gods of Comedy Podcast: http://godsofcomedypodcast.com/ My GoC cameo: http://godsofcomedypodcast.com/podcast/episode-13-brydie-and-becs-non-denominational-festive-stick/ Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Jan Spark Hackney open mic: Monday 13th Jan / 7.30 / £4 https://www.facebook.com/events/567796609975761/ Spark London Special: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/open-hearts-a-spark-london-special/ Hackney Attic: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/Attic/ Risk! : http://risk-show.com/ A Room Full of Christmas Friends: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-141-a-room-full-of You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 141 A Room Full Of Christmas Friends
In GBA 141 we get better acquainted with Christmas (again). It's the 2013 Christmas Special: A festive curiosity once again full of intimacy, doubt, shared history, music & cheer. This year we join the GBA house band and A Room Full of Friends to sing some Christmas songs and talk some Christmas talk. This year's Christmas special is designed to be: "Like an episode of Killroy where the issue being discussed is Christmas. With songs." As part of the house band I am joined by: Asia - (GBA not yet aired) Sam - https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-99-sam George - https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-6-george https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-106-jack-and-george With special guest Harv who shared a song and recorded the room: https://twitter.com/SteveHSoundtech The rest of the room full of friends are: Jen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes/ Dad: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes/ Tony: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-35-tony Liz: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-4-liz Chris: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-25-chris Nina: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-132-nina Natti: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-98-natti Alex: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-80-alex Charities plugged at the end of the episode are: Crisis at Christmas: http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/christmas.html Core Arts: http://www.corearts.co.uk/ Arts Emergency: http://www.arts-emergency.org/ St Mungos: http://www.mungos.org/ Self Determination: http://developmentforafrica.org/selfdetermination.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/charity/against_1.shtml Red and Black social club: http://www.soundthealarm.org.uk/red-black-social-club-septembe/ GBC Legal: http://greenandblackcross.org/legal Previous incarnations of A Room Full of Friends: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-2-a-room-full-of https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba100-1 For other GBA takes on Christmas: The first GBA Christmas special focused on how I learned to love (albeit a highly neurotic and ambiguous love) the season despite its past crimes against my childhood. Here it is: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-christmas-special The second was a longform true story of the trip I took to Amsterdam with my mum in 2005. Warning it could be described as NSFW: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-91-getting-better I made this for Christmas this year: https://soundcloud.com/the-dave/time-to-be-nice I made this for a Christmas a few years back: Ghosts of... youtu.be/XqCKfOwA9vE This is a true story I told at Spark London that focuses on an incident that is touched on as back story in this episode: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/two-cathedrals-david-pickering/ Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year! (There will be no GBA next week. It will return on the 2nd of January 2013.) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 140 Ewa
In GBA 140 we get better acquainted with Ewa. She talks about Polish political and religious history and relates it the present & the personal. We also get into the experience of being a student, working as a waiter in the UK when you are perceived as an "Eastern European" immigrant, studying PR, friendship and lots more. This is the second time (and first that has aired) in GBA history where I recorded a conversation, lost the recording and then had to record a second one! Ewa plugs: The art of Liam Willday: http://cargocollective.com/LiamWillday Her boyfriends (ex)band: https://soundcloud.com/the-angry-lesbians https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nikita-The-Angry-Lesbians/125129054330569 I plug: Tragic Christmas: 12th December @ The Dogstar in Brixton: www.facebook.com/events/215735955261699/ We mention: Volunteer Centre Westminster: http://www.volunteer.co.uk/ Warsaw Uprising: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Uprising Women's Party in Poland: http://www.partiakobiet.org.pl/ Brave New World: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA Extra: True Stories of Time and Space
This Getting Better Acquainted extra brings together two true stories that are in some ways about time and space. They deal with memory, with family, with childhood and with relationship between different generations and cultures. Both stories in some way relate to each other and to this weeks main GBA episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-139-patricia The first is very directly related as it expands on some of the conversation that takes place in Episode 139. Patricia told this story live on stage at a Spark London night. http://www.sparklondon.com/ The second story was written and performed by me at my night Stand Up Tragedy. http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk It's about my gran who passed away less than 2 weeks ago. In some ways this extra episode is meant as a tribute to her, she is someone I will never be able to get better acquainted with. It's a different version of the story featured in this previous GBA episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-119-mum-3 Stand Up Tragedy are having a Tragic Christmas next Thursday at the Dogstar. Come and join us: https://www.facebook.com/events/215735955261699/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 139 Patricia
In GBA 139 we get better acquainted with Patricia. She talks about childhood, dead bodies, displacement, childhood, The European Union, storytelling, bereavement, Law School and more. On Friday a GBA extra will come out featuring a story Patricia told at Spark London which builds on many of the things she touches on in this conversation. Patricia plugs or perhaps negotiates with: her writing I plug: Tragic Christmas: 12th December @ The Dogstar in Brixton: www.facebook.com/events/215735955261699/ We mention: Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Radcliffe Royds: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes/ Appellate Law: http://www.appellatelaw.net/g-appellatelaw.htm You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA Live 9 Helen Zaltzman
In this special GBA Live recorded at the Idea Store Whitechapel as part of the Write Idea Festival Fringe I get better acquainted with Helen Zaltzman. http://www.helenzaltzman.com/ We talk adapting Answer Me This! into a book, badger taxidermy, old gods, Sound Women and books. Helen does a pretty excellent job of counter-interviewing me, getting a surprising amount out of as yet unrevealed Dave related info. In return I talk to her about her oddest editing jobs, how her artist father has influenced what she does, ghost writing and lots more. Helen plugs: Answer Me This!: http://www.answermethispodcast.com/ Sound Women Podcast: http://www.soundwomen.co.uk/podcast/ The Answer Me This! Christmas Album: http://answermethispodcast.com/albums I plug: Tragic Christmas: 12th December @ The Dogstar in Brixton: https://www.facebook.com/events/215735955261699/ We mention: Write Idea Festival: http://writeideafestival.org/ Unfortunatalie: https://twitter.com/unfortunatalie JJ Abrams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._J._Abrams Stephen King: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_King Chvrches: http://chvrch.es/ Fun.: http://www.ournameisfun.com/ Olly Mann: http://ollymann.com/ Martin Zaltz Austwick: http://www.martinzaltzaustwick.com/ Jen Adamthwaite: jadamthwaite.co.uk cardboard box tree funerals: http://www.beatree.com/ Answer Me This book: http://answermethis.wordpress.com/book/ JK Rowling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling Harry Potter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter Tolkien: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien Upper Norwood Library: http://uppernorwoodlibrary.org/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 138 Scott
In GBA 138 we get better acquainted with Scott. He talks about living with cluster headaches, primary stabbing headaches and other forms of neurological disability, watching and playing football, growing up in South London, working in electrical distribution trade, going to music festivals and more. We sit back and relax in the park on the South Bank during the sunshine of last summer and get pleasantly tipsy during the recording, I give an account of my only encounter with the Glastonbury festival and we consider the values of love, empathy and George. Scott plugs: Love. We mention: Apples for Everyone: https://myspace.com/applesforeveryone George Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-6-george Udderbelly: https://www.underbelly.co.uk/ London Eye: http://www.londoneye.com/ Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/royal-festival-hall SOAS: http://www.soas.ac.uk/ Crash: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115964/ Talha Ahsan: http://freetalha.org/ George and Jack episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-106-jack-and-george Lou Reed: http://www.loureed.com/inmemoriam/ Ash: http://www.ash-official.com/ David Bowie: http://www.davidbowie.com/ Macy Gray: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macy_Gray Manu Chao: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manu_Chao Clandestino: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clandestino White Stripes: http://www.whitestripes.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 137 Liz
In GBA 137 we get better acquainted with Liz. She talks about her years as a Traffic Warden, writing, making music, being a Claims Adviser and more. Liz plugs: Her music - http://lizwyatt.com/ https://www.facebook.com/LizWyattMusic We mention: Paul Farley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Farley Requiem for a Dream: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requiem_for_a_Dream Paolo Nutini: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Nutini Heartbeat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbeat_(UK_TV_series) Parking chaos claim over no Aberystwyth traffic wardens: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13712977 You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 136 Tony Hickson
In GBA 136 we get better acquainted with Tony. He talks knife throwing accidents, impersonating Elvis on Channel 5, being a paparazzi photographer, transgressive art, travelling with the Circus, the World Gurning Championships, making serial killer puppet shows and more. Tony plugs: Meat Plough - https://www.facebook.com/groups/265143463593665/ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Magazine-journal-transgressive-Londons-pigeons/dp/B008LF8UNA http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thatcher-death-special-Tony-Hickson/dp/B00C9JM9C2/ http://tonyhickson1.wix.com/tonyhickson I plug: Tragic Christmas: https://www.facebook.com/events/215735955261699/ We mention: The Dave: https://soundcloud.com/the-dave Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Spark story: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/papped-out-tony-hickson/ Paul Daniels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Daniels Gary Newman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Numan Amy Winehouse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Winehouse Pete Doherty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Doherty Kate Moss: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Moss Kate Middleton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine,_Duchess_of_Cambridge The Ivy: http://www.the-ivy.co.uk/ Christopher Biggins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Biggins Lady Gaga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga Guinness Book of Records: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness_World_Records Stand Up Tragedy story: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/stand-up-tragedy-14 Foolhardy Circus Knife Throwing Inccident 1995: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm9og5oFfpE Egremont Crab Fair World Gurning Championships: https://www.facebook.com/EgremontCrabFairWorldGurningChampionships Worlds Ugliest Face - The Gurning: http://youtu.be/1kRTOhP28lk Mary Bell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Bell Where's Mary: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250289/ Skunk Anansie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_Anansie Dodgy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodgy Psychic TV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychic_TV Nirvana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_(band) Frank Sidebottom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Sievey Channel Five: http://www.channel5.com/ Dogem Logic: http://www.dodgemlogic.com/ Alan Moore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore Stewart Lee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Lee You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 135 The Osmaston Family
In this GBA Special we get better acquainted with The Osmaston Family. This episode is in a more documentary style and explores the posh part of my family history as I travel to the Osmaston family reunion to capture their memories of a quarter of my genetic heritage. A personal journey into the unknown territories of family history featuring rediscovered wartime diaries, the legacy of the British Empire, childhoods in India filled with tigers and elephants, engineering the industrial revolution, walking on graves, landed gentry, confronting the judgement of my 15 year old self and more. People I get better acquainted with in this episode include: June Hoy Stephen Nash Bill Wright Mark Giles Charles Wright John Osmaston Charles Nichols Henry Osmaston Jill Button Plugs: Doreen's Diary: http://www.doreensdiary.org.uk/ Three Posh Boys: http://goosefat101twitterspills.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/three-posh-boys.html Clive's episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-11-clive We mention: People's Assembly: http://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/ Time Team: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/time-team St Pancras: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Pancras_railway_station Victoria Falls Bridge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Falls_Bridge Falkirk Wheel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkirk_Wheel Cromford High Peak Railway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromford_and_High_Peak_Railway Vauxhall Bridge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vauxhall_Bridge Kirdford Church (St John the Bapist) http://www.achurchnearyou.com/kirdford/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 134 Caroline
In GBA 134 we get better acquainted with Caroline. She talks about changing her own perspectives and challenging other people's perceptions, travelling to Honduras and her plans to cycle from the UK to Africa, and we swap teenage stories from the POV of ex "Mean Girl" and ex "severely bullied geek". Caroline plugs: Her future travel journalism idea: Livingstone to Livingstone! And the episode was put out to help fund this campaign she is currently running for the Honduras Child Alliance (9 days to go if you want to donate): http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/building-bathrooms-honduras-child-alliance We mention: Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Ritzy Cinema: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/ Dole: http://www.dole.com/ VSO: http://www.vso.org.uk/ Mathy's episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-50- mathy How does hollywood see africa - you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKYVfmNKsDU Don't Shoot the Clowns - Jo Wilding: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Shoot-Clowns-Taking-Circus/dp/1904456480 Mean Girls: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_Girls You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 133 Paul
In GBA 133 we get better acquainted with Paul. He talks equal marriage, immigration, life changes, the death of his father and so much more. It's a really warm and open conversation with the theme of history running through its centre. Paul plugs: The recognition of same sex immigration and equal marriage rights for all. We mention: Louise's episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-78-louise Dan Savage - Savage Love: http://www.savagelovecast.com/ Dad Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Mum Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-mum-episodes-1/ Time Team: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Team You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 132 Nina
In GBA 132 we get better acquainted with Nina. She talks bullying, complicated childhoods, feminism(s), mental health, France, twitter and more. The first GBA conversation with someone who had made a spider diagram of their life for me to follow during the conversation. And the first time Nina and I had met in person. Until then our friendship had been via email and twitter. Nina first reached out to me as a listener to the show. Some of our initial correspondence was featured in the 100th episode. https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba100-1 Nina plugs: North East Feminist Gathering: http://www.nefeministgathering.com/ Blog and writing: http://fifty2stories.tumblr.com/ http://www.quailpipe.co.uk/ Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/gourenina Her podcast: https://soundcloud.com/nina-gray-1 Her radio play: https://soundcloud.com/epilepsyaction/play-diagnose-it-yourself-nina-gray-ilkley-players Epilepsy Action: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/ We mention: Martin's episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-67-martin-the-sound-man Ally Fogg: https://twitter.com/AllyFogg http://freethoughtblogs.com/hetpat The Push: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ThePush&src=hash Artwiculate: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23artwiculate&src=hash 1 Million and Rising: http://www.onebillionrising.org/ Ira Glass - taste / ability: http://greyscalegorilla.com/blog/2010/09/how-beginners-get-better-ira-glass-explains/ Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Audre Lourde: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audre_Lorde Laurie Penny: https://twitter.com/PennyRed http://www.newstatesman.com/laurie-penny You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 131 Carl
In GBA 131 we get better acquainted with Carl. He stops off in the middle of travelling around the world to talk neuroscience, culture, the merely real and share some stories of his travels. Carl plugs: "Have joy if you can in the merely real." "Do stuff while you can because there's a fine line between can and can't and you don't want to discover it on the wrong day." His Blog: http://themerelyreal.blogspot.com/ We mention: BBCQT Watch-a-long: https://www.facebook.com/events/361392280657539/ https://twitter.com/BBCQTWatchalong Unfortunatalie: https://twitter.com/unfortunatalie couchsurfing.org: https://www.couchsurfing.org/ Watching the English - Kate Fox: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-English-Hidden-Rules-Behaviour/dp/0340818867 The Two Cultures - CP Snow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Cultures Program or be Programmed - Douglas Rushcoff: http://www.amazon.com/Program-Be-Programmed-Commands-Digital/dp/159376426X Centre for Applied Rationality: http://rationality.org/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 130 Charley
In GBA 130 we get better acquainted with Charley. She talks childhood, family, divorce, storytelling, comedy, bitcoin and more. We swap our differently complicated childhoods, covering everything from rat based tragedy to everybody's wall's. Plus there's a performance she gave at Stand Up Tragedy. Charley plugs: Twitter: https://twitter.com/charleylucyha Make Me Funny: https://soundcloud.com/charley-lucy-harrison See You Next Thursday: https://www.facebook.com/seeyounextthurs NEXT THURSDAY: 3rd October 2013, 7.30pm, The Royal George, PWYL: https://www.facebook.com/events/186435714871900/ We mention: Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy at the Edinburgh Festival Special: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-124-stand-up-tragedy-at Brixton Blog: http://www.brixtonblog.com/ The Partition: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-partition Christmas Episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-91-getting-better Priory Arms: stockwell: wednesdays: http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/ai1ec_event/free-comedy/?instance_id=65401 WTF podcast: http://www.wtfpod.com/ Spark Story: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/sonnet-107-charley/ This American Life - money: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/423/the-invention-of-money You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 129 John
In GBA 129 we get better acquainted with John. He talks playwriting and theatre, how to fit writing plays into your life and if and if it's a medium that is relevant the modern world. It's a conversation about process, using writing as a way of trying to understand the world, a way of expressing things you can't quite put into words in your everyday life. "I know you need your sleep now, I know your life's been hard. But many men are falling, where you promised to stand guard." Leonard Cohen John doesn't plug anything. We mention: Cherry Orchard - Chekhov: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cherry_Orchard Old Times - Pinter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Times Realism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Realism_(theatre) Naturalism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturalism_(theatre) Stanislavski: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislavski David Hare: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hare_(playwright) Brechtian / Brecht: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brecht Peter Brook: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Brook Leonard Cohen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Cohen Nick Cave: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Cave You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 128 Sam #2
In GBA 128 we get even better acquainted with Sam. It's a follow up conversation to the one we had in Episode 18: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-18-sam We talk about infidelity, her relationships falling apart, becoming a single parent, getting your life back together and embracing a new start, spirituality, growing up with dual heritage, spirituality, blogging, travel, photography and ideas around freedom and Karma. Sam plugs: Her blog: http://discardeddream.blogspot.co.uk/ Her photography: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lara-Feeney-Photography/137294306454007 I mention a quote from Sartre: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/33589-freedom-is-what-we-do-with-what-is-done-to You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 127 Robin The Fog
In GBA 127 we get better acquainted with Robin the Fog. He talks radiophonics, records, finding sounds, Resonance FM, why he's called the fog and so much more. We go from The Prodigy to John Cage to Simon and Garfunkle to Thundercats, all the time talking about how you find sounds and how you find ideas. Robin at one point quotes Charlie Parker: "Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn." And that is pretty much what this conversation is about! Robin plugs (plus extras): His website: http://www.robinthefog.com His releases: http://www.thefogsignals.com The Ghosts of Bush: http://thefogsignals.com/album/the-ghosts-of-bush The Original Sound Track Show (OST) resonance: BBC Records Special: http://robinthefog.com/2012/10/23/a-living-sermon-ost-bbc-records-special/ Howlround: https://twitter.com/Howlroundmusic Howlround play London Analogue Festival on Sunday 8th September: http://www.londonanalogue.com/ Howlround LP. Secret Songs Of Savamala will be released September 16th on The Fog Signals in a strictly limited vinyl edition of 300 copies (plus download), with spine sleeve and beautiful cover photography by Milica Nikolic. Prequel to Ghosts of Bush: http://thefogsignals.com/album/earl-grey-whistle-test Resonance FM: http://resonancefm.com/ You can catch the follow up to The Ghosts of Bush Whirled Service is a twenty-minute nocturnal perambulation around the empty corridors, studios, stairwells and basements of the BBC’s recently completed home, New Broadcasting House on BBC3's Late Junction which is still on the iplayer till Thursday 5th http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038ygzc We mention: The Radiophonic Workshop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Radiophonic_Workshop In the Dark: http://www.inthedarkradio.org/ John Cage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cage Stockhausen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlheinz_Stockhausen altern-8: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altern-8 Lone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_(musician) Alern-8 active - 8 on top of the pops: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSWTNeg-uog The Prodigy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prodigy Smack My Bitch Up - video: http://vimeo.com/44561183 Out of Space: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qriH-8yeqcE Take That: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_That Cradle of Filth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_of_Filth Simon and Garfunkle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_%26_Garfunkel DJ Shadow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Shadow Everybody in the Place - Prodigy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKmhlA2S2KU Robin the Fog in Wire magazine: http://robinthefog.com/2012/05/29/fog-on-the-wire/ Charlie Parker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Parker Decasia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decasia Resonance FM Inteview with Stewart Lee: https://soundcloud.com/resonance-fm/til-debt-do-us-part-the-entire Stewart Lee on Blasphemy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9EUe8jNr6o Stewart Lee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Lee James Baldwin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin Captain Planet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Planet_and_the_Planeteers Thundercats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThunderCats Oasis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis_(band) The Dave Album: https://soundcloud.com/the-dave/sets/going-back-to-finish-the-job Canary album: http://www.discogs.com/Jim-Fassett-Symphony-Of-The-Birds/release/3973873 You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 126 Uncle Willie
In GBA 126 we get better acquainted with my Uncle Willie talks about going from a transitory, working class Scottish background through a life as a military engineer and into the comfortable life of a successful entrepreneur. His episode makes an interesting addition to this week's episode with his wife my Aunty Margaret: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-125-margaret In many ways his episode is all about flying. You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 125 Aunty Margaret
In GBA 125 we get better acquainted with my Aunty Margaret. We learn a lot about each other that we didn't know in a conversation that covers singing in choirs, suicide attempts, God, the WI, depression, medication, boarding school, yoga and more. It's a really special moment captured on microphone where two people who know each other and share many things but have never really sat down and talked person to person do so. Margaret doesn't plug anything. You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 124 Stand Up Tragedy At The 2013 Edinburgh Fringe
In GBA 124 we get better acquainted with the Stand Up Tragedy team and our journey up to be a part of the PBH Free Fringe at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. This show is a kaleidoscope of the fringe experience, mixing together intimate conversations, the sounds of the Royal Mile, stories, reviews and so much more. From stories late night conversations about sex to an 8 year old interviewing me about a children's show, from soul searching to love, from the overwhelmingness of the festival to its power and glory, this bumper edition of GBA captures a group experience in a time and place. Much of it was recorded by other members of the team. The SUT Team: Liz: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-4-liz Charley: https://twitter.com/charleylucyha Bryony: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-108-bryony Oona: https://twitter.com/carloona Harv: https://twitter.com/SteveHSoundtech Andy: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-94-andy Extra members of the cast: Nina: https://twitter.com/gourenina Alex: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-101-alex Richard Tyrone Jones: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-6-richard-tyrone James Hamilton: https://twitter.com/jameshamilton Peter Buckley Hill: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-8-peter-buckley-hill The shows mentioned or reviewed: Stand Up Tragedy: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/spoken-word/stand-up-tragedy Superbard: The Flood: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/spoken-word/superbard-the-flood Dan Simpson: We Are All Orange Ghosts: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/spoken-word/we-are-all-orange-ghosts James McKay: Utter! Presents The New Popular Reciter: http://freefringeforum.org/event.php?event=295 The AntiSocial Network: http://freefringeforum.org/event.php?event=2593 The Moon Cannot Be Stolen: http://freefringeforum.org/event.php?event=4462 Bec and Tom's Awesome Laundry: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/childrens-shows/bec-tom-s-awesome-laundry Beats byKieran Hurley : https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/beats-by-kieran-hurley Agnes of God: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/agnes-of-god Monkey Poet: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/monkey-poet-love-hurts-actually https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/spoken-word/monkey-poet Sophia Walker: Around the World in 8 Mistakes: http://freefringeforum.org/event.php?event=5111 Other Voices: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/spoken-word/other-voices-spoken-word-cabaret Forget What You Heard About the Spoken Word Matthew Highton: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/matthew-highton-s-it-came-from-the-mud Casual Violence: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/casual-violence-presents-house-of-nostril Patti Smith Mega Gamers A Complete and Comprehensive History of the Roman Empire in Less Than an Hour - With Jokes: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/complete-and-comprehensive-history-of-the-roman-empire-in-less-than-an-hour-with-jokes Domestic Science: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/domestic-science Chris Coltrane: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/chris-coltrane-compassion-is-subversive Also mentioned: Joe Murphy from Sergeant Buzfuz: http://www.sergeantbuzfuz.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA Live 8 Peter Buckley Hill
In this special GBA Live recorded at the Banshee Labyrinth as part of the PBH Free Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival. I get better acquainted with Peter Buckley Hill the creator and director of the PBH Free Fringe. We talk about the creation of the Free Fringe, his parents attitude to creativity, transferring from the Folk circuit to the comedy circuit, the way running the Free Fringe has affected his life and his art and more. We plug: The PBH Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ Spoken Word at PBH's Free Fringe: https://twitter.com/PBHSpokenWord And these are some of my recomendations from the Spoken Word line-up: Rob Auton: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/rob-auton-the-sky-show Jem Rolls: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/spoken-word/jem-rolls Sofia Walker: http://freefringeforum.org/event.php?event=5117 Dan Simpson: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/spoken-word/science-love-and-revolution Other Voices: http://freefringeforum.org/event.php?event=162 David Lee Morgan: https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/spoken-word/we-are-all-orange-ghosts You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA Live 7 Gods Of Comedy
In this special GBA Live recorded at the Banshee Labyrinth as part of the PBH Free Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival. I get better acquainted with Bec Hill and Brydie Lee-Kennedy from the Gods of Comedy podcast. We talk comedy, religion, belief and more. We plug: Gods of Comedy: http://godsofcomedypodcast.com/ Sugar & Vice: All the Men We've Never Slept With Venue: Gilded Balloon Teviot ​ Date:13-26 August Time: 21:00 https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/cabaret/sugar-vice-all-the-men-we-ve-never-slept-with Bec Hill: Bec by Popular Demand Venue: Gilded Balloon Teviot ​ Date: 13-25 August Time: 16:00 https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/bec-hill-bec-by-popular-demand Pun Run Venue: The Canons' Gait ​ Date: 14 August Time: 18:05 https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/pun-run Stand Up Tragedy (Fiddler's Elbow Downstairs, Venue 71) 3rd - 14th August at 6.30pm: http://www.facebook.com/events/597921693564454/?fref=ts And my next live GBA shows 13th August w/ Peter Buckley Hill: 1.40pm Banshee Labyrinth Banquetting Hall: http://www.facebook.com/events/197046307128430/?fref=ts And we all plug: A Maze of Breaths - pbhfreefringespokenword.bandcamp.com/album/…fringe You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA Live 6: Richard Tyrone Jones (and Dan Simpson)
In this special GBA Live recorded in the Soundcloud space on the royal mile we get even better acquainted with BBC Radio 4's Richard Tyrone Jones who was on the show a few years ago: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-13-richard-tyrone-jones We talk Edinburgh, spoken word, heart conditions and challenging performance art, plus Dan Simpson drops by to join us and talk pac man, poems and chiptunes. Richard Tyrone Jones plugs his Cananda tour. You can find him here: http://www.richardtyronejones.com/ http://twitter.com/RTJpoet Dan Simpson plugs his show We Are All Orange Ghosts (Fiddler's Elbow Downstairs, Venue 71)3rd - 18th August at 2.45pm You can find him here: http://dansimpsonpoet.wordpress.com/ http://twitter.com/dansimpsonpoet I plug: Stand Up Tragedy (Fiddler's Elbow Downstairs, Venue 71) 3rd - 14th August at 6.30pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/597921693564454/?fref=ts And my live GBA shows: 12th August w/ Gods of Comedy: 1.40pm Banshee Labyrinth Banquetting Hall: https://www.facebook.com/events/489862131092073/?fref=ts 13th August w/ Peter Buckley Hill: 1.40pm Banshee Labyrinth Banquetting Hall: https://www.facebook.com/events/197046307128430/?fref=ts And we all plug: A Maze of Breaths - http://pbhfreefringespokenword.bandcamp.com/album/a-maze-of-breaths-spoken-word-at-pbhs-free-fringe You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 123 Daniel Simpson
In GBA 123 we get better acquainted with Daniel Simpson. He talks about his experience trying to bring Ibiza to the Balkans in a story that involves being a journalist for the New York Times, drug smuggling, the Serbian mafia, Sonic Youth, and the conflict between idealism and egotism. We also get into both the wider politics that frame this story (the media, the Balkans, The War on Terror, The War on Drugs, Western Foreign Policy) and what he learnt personally about himself from his terrible experiences. At PBH's Free Fringe (part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival): Getting Better Acquainted - 1.40pm, 12th August, Banshee Labyrinth w/ Gods of Comedy: http://www.facebook.com/events/489862131092073/ - 1.40pm, 13th August, Banshee Labyrinth w/ Peter Buckley Hill: http://www.facebook.com/events/197046307128430/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ 6.30pm, 3rd - 14th August, Fiddler's Elbow (downstairs): http://www.facebook.com/events/597921693564454/ Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ 12.15pm, 8th August, Fiddler's Elbow (Downstairs): http://www.facebook.com/events/120455901458002 Daniel Plugs: Rough Guide to the Darkside: http://www.roughguidedarkside.com/ Spark London in August: 12th August @ Hackney Attic: https://www.facebook.com/events/431964896916829/ 19th August Upstairs @ The Ritzy: https://www.facebook.com/events/153907941477134/ We mention: George Orwell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell Echo: http://www.echofestival.com/croatia/ Sonic Youth: http://www.sonicyouth.com/ Hunter S Thompson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson Glenn Greenwald: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/glenn-greenwald Derrick May: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrick_May_(musician) Ram Dass: http://www.ramdass.org/ Gary Web - dark alliance - consortium news: http://consortiumnews.com/2011/12/09/the-warning-in-gary-webbs-death/ The Truth is Out There: http://www.truth-is-out-there.com/ Chillpack Hollywood Hour: http://www.chillpakhollywood.com/ Phil Leirness: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-60-phil-leirness/ Chris Roberts: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-41-chris You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 122 Allan
In GBA 122 we get better acquainted with Allan. He talks about being tall, being vulnerable, being shy and so much more. We discuss storytelling, acting, growing up as an introverted "dork" within a struggling single parent family in Perth, Australia and auditioning to be a giant clown in Cirque du Soleil. The episode also features a clip of Allan performing a true story at Stand Up Tragedy. At PBH's Free Fringe (part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival): Getting Better Acquainted - 1.40pm, 12th August, Banshee Labyrinth w/ Gods of Comedy: https://www.facebook.com/events/489862131092073/ - 1.40pm, 13th August, Banshee Labyrinth w/ Peter Buckley Hill: https://www.facebook.com/events/197046307128430/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ 6.30pm, 3rd - 14th August, Fiddler's Elbow (downstairs): https://www.facebook.com/events/597921693564454/ Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ 12.15pm, 8th August, Fiddler's Elbow (Downstairs): https://www.facebook.com/events/120455901458002 Allan Plugs: General Assembly: https://generalassemb.ly/ Soccket: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/unchartedplay/soccket-the-energy-harnessing-soccer-ball Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/ We mention: Cirque Du Soleil: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/welcome.aspx Colin McPherson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conor_McPherson You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 121 Sue
In GBA 121 we get better acquainted with Sue. She talks about friendship, judgement, the NHS, the founding of a community garden, talking to children, working in many positions within the health service, the state of public services and so much more. Sue is a close family friend to all branches of my complicated non-nuclear family. She brings the family season to a close with this warm, open and wise conversation. Sue Plugs: The Waterboys : An Appointment with Mr Yeats: http://www.mikescottwaterboys.com/waterboys-mr-yeats-album.php http://open.spotify.com/album/4EStbTDHbaKdWUMs25Xbfa These other GBA episodes are mentioned: The special episode about the way the family experienced my father's heart condition: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-53-to-the-heart-of-it Conversation with Karl James from the Dialogue Project: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-38-karl-james Conversation with Lucy about her time working in the Library Service: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-173-lucy You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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The Truth Of Today
GBA 120 is a special episode that was mostly recorded whilst travelling on buses a couple of years ago. For half of it you join me on a National Express bus that is going from Bristol from London and for the other half I am returning from this journey. This trip to Bristol wasn't really about travelling between locations. It was a journey about family, memory and coming to terms with various things that have made me and my family who and what we are. This episode documents a life changing, revelatory weekend, where I spent time with 4 generations of my family, held an almost new born baby, interviewed close friends about their lives, had various experiences at St Paul's Carnival, and sat down on a sunny Sunday morning to have three very different conversations with my mother, the third one of which focused on our relationship with each other, the full episode that features that conversation went out last Wednesday. This episode is a kind of commentary on all of the above, a summation of how those things intertwined around my life and sense of self for a while, a documentation of an epiphany live as it occurs, before it becomes part forgotten like all realisations. It contains clips from all three conversations with my mother: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-mum-episodes-1/ And also from conversations I had with my friends Jess and Dan: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-111-jess https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-112-dan You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 119 Mum #3
In GBA 119 we get even better acquainted with my Mum as she returns for her 3rd full episode. We talk about the tensions and similarities between us, nature verses nurture, rage, depression and mother issues! It was a hard but revelatory conversation to have. And in some ways is as personally revealing as last weeks episode with my dad. Another one I'm nervous to share. We talked about my mothers relationship with my gran too and how that relationship has shaped and influenced her. So I have also included a short story I wrote about my grandparents in the middle of the conversation. That story was written in part as a reaction and extension of this conversation. It was performed in front of a live audience at Stand Up Tragedy. The conversation was a big one for me. You hear me having unexpected feelings live on mic. And it's actually a very unconfrontational conversation. It was the third one in a row that I'd recorded with her. https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-mum-episodes-1 These conversations were part of a very intensive life changing visit to Bristol and on Friday I'm releasing a GBA special called The Truth of Today which documents and deals with the experiences that I had that weekend. You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 118 Dad #3
In GBA 118 we get even better acquainted with my Dad as he returns for his 3rd full episode. We compare losing virginity stories and our first sexual experiences (which were many generations apart), infidelity, sex workers, male sexuality, women, love, romance, attraction and lots more. It's a very personally revealing episode that I'm nervous about sharing with the world. These are the other GBA episodes my dad has appeared in: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA Extra: Annie Jones
In this very special GBA extra the guest host is my older(half) sister Rebecca when she was 8 years old, she is interviewing her Nanny Annie Jones who was born in Victorian times about what life was like back then. It was recorded by Sheila who was last Wednesday's guest: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-117-sheila This is Rebecca doing her GBA as an adult: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-28-rebecca You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 117 Sheila
In GBA 117 we get better acquainted with Sheila. She talks World War Two: her experiences being an evacuee, going dancing during the bombings, rationing, war being declared, the war ending, the way the war influenced the role of women in society and the Austerity Olympics. We also talk about taking up teaching late in life, falling in love with Cornwall, age and lots more. Sheila was my dad's first wife and the mother of my two older (half) sisters. This is the first episode in a four week family family season. Sadly Sheila passed away shortly after we recorded this conversation. She was much loved and will be missed by her family. RIP. Sheila plugs: The Royal National Lifeboat Institute: http://rnli.org/Pages/Default.aspx The Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust: http://www.cornwallairambulancetrust.org/ Other things mentioned: The John Betjeman Centre: http://www.yor-tec.co.uk/cornwall/betjemanctr.htm You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 116 Janet Varney
In GBA 116 we get better acquainted with Janet Varney (from the JV Club podcast). Janet talked to me via Skype from LA. We talk about The JV Club, teenage years, interior design, recording conversations, divorce, acting, comedy, Joni Mitchell and more. This is an episode in the strand of GBA where I talk to other podcasters. JV's podcast describes itself like this: "Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven't really changed that much for you since then? Join proud dork Janet Varney as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with some of her favorite women as they talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence. Warning: This Podcast Contains Sincerity." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Varney Janet plugs: The JV Club: http://www.nerdist.com/podcast/the-jv-club/ Neil's Puppet Dreams: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl4T6p7km9dbx0o8J35KjWAwaiEo5tV7G Burning Love: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Love_(web_series) Legend of Korra: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-legend-of-korra/id507589044 Other things mentioned: Huffpost live: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/ Christina Hendricks: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/03/the-jv-club-1-christina-hendricks/ Lindsey Lohan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsay_Lohan Mental Illness Happy Hour: http://mentalpod.com/ Paul Gilmartin: http://paulgilmartin.com/ Radiolab Presents TJ and Dave: http://www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiolab-blog/2013/apr/02/radiolab-presents-tj-dave/ Say Hi: http://ilikesayhi.tumblr.com/ Joni Mitchell - Come in from the cold: http://www.artistdirect.com/video/joni-mitchell-come-in-from-the-cold/28701 Joni Mitchell - River: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVwo9IQMWM0 Neko Case - That Teenage Feeling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qEwj0HgJ-g You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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Stand Up Tragedy: 4th July at the Dogstar, Brixton
Stand Up Tragedy is coming to the Dogstar in Brixton on 4th July 2013 https://www.facebook.com/events/276924519117617 http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk
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GBA 115 Alice Bell
In GBA 115 we get better acquainted with Alice Bell. She talks Crystal Palace dinosaurs, working in the Science Museum, knitting, academia, blogging, science communication, teenage politics, how children's non fic communicates ideas, Captain Planet, communicating on the internet, and so much more. Alice is a science/media blogger for The Guardian, The New Left Project and also has her own blog on science communication and politics. http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/alice-bell http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/authors/tag/Alice+Bell http://alicerosebell.wordpress.com/ Alice plugs: The Brain Train: https://soundcloud.com/brain-train-podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/brain-train-podcast/id567550209 http://braintrainpodcast.wordpress.com/ Her twitter: https://twitter.com/alicebell I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo campaign: www.indiegogo.com/projects/stand-u…oes-to-edinburgh We mention: Crystal Palace Park: http://www.crystalpalacepark.org.uk/ GBA Road Trips: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/cities/ Helen Zaltzman: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-65-helen-and-olly http://helenzaltzman.com/ Darwin and the Dinosaurs audio trail (Crystal Palace): http://www.audiotrails.co.uk/dinosaurs/ Richard Owen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Owen Natural History Museum: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ The Great Exhibition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Exhibition Victoria and Albert Museum: http://www.vam.ac.uk/ Jurassic Park: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/ Gideon Mantell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Mantell Science Museum: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ Martin Austwick: http://martinzaltzaustwick.wordpress.com/ https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-67-martin-the-sound-man The Story: http://thestory.org.uk/ Captain Planet Episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwUHHw7GL3A Doctor Who: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who Pokemon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon Blue Peter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Peter Tiswas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiswas Captain Underpants: http://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/ Horrible Science: http://www.horrible-science.co.uk/ Infinite Monkey Cage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc Brian Cox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Cox_(physicist) Robin Ince: http://robinince.com/ Horrible Histories: http://horrible-histories.co.uk/ BlackAdder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackadder Terry Deary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Deary CND: http://www.cnduk.org/ Ken Livingston: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Livingstone Militant Labour / Socialist Party: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_Party_(England_and_Wales) SWP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_Workers_Party_(UK) new left project - stop the war movement debate: http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_comments/the_stop_the_war_coalition_the_socialist_workers_party_and_iraq Andy Warhol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol Emmerdale: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmerdale Call the Midwife: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_the_Midwife https://soundcloud.com/brain-train-podcast/brain-train-8-vincent-plagnol You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 114 Mark
In GBA 114 we get better acquainted with Mark. He talks about studying film in Russia, site specific theatre, self reflection, performing Shakespeare in supermarkets, Father's Groups and more. Mark plugs: Teatro Vivo: http://www.teatrovivo.co.uk/ Frankenstein's Army: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1925435/combined He is directing (and devising with the twitter audience) STORYLINES at The Albany in Deptford (17-21 June 2013) - Follow @ampersandmedia http://www.ampersandmedia.co.uk/ FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY will be at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 28 & 29 June - http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/2013/frankensteins-army He is playing the white rabbit in ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at The Oxford Story Museum (3-7 July) http://www.teatrovivo.co.uk/adventures-in-wonderland/ Caliban in AFTER THE TEMPEST in various parks (13th July - 10th August) http://www.teatrovivo.co.uk/after-the-tempest/ And returning to the white rabbit and ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at The Watermill in Newbury (12-18 August) http://www.watermill.org.uk/adventures_in_wonderland I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo campaign: www.indiegogo.com/projects/stand-u…oes-to-edinburgh We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk Rebecca Peyton: https://twitter.com/rebeccapeyton / http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/rebecca-peyton-my-grief-made-me-dance-drink-and-cry-2054353.html Richard Tyrone Jones: http://www.richardtyronejones.com/ Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com James Cagney: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cagney All Creatures Great and Small: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Creatures_Great_and_Small_(TV_series) Flux Peter Brook: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Brook Eisenstein: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Eisenstein Tarkovsky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Tarkovsky Stalker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalker_(1979_film) Chekhov: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Chekhov Tolstoy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy Augusto Boal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Boal Mel Brooks on WTF with Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_358_-_mel_brooks Richard Little John: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Littlejohn Lucy Meadows coverage: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/05/29/daily-mail-defends-transphobic-richard-littlejohn-column-despite-criticism-by-lucy-meadows-coroner/ GBA 42 Lucy: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-42-lucy GBA 30: Rosemary [story of me getting into theate]: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-30-rosemary National Theatre: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/royal-festival-hall John Lennon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon Citizen Kane: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Kane George Osborne on Twitter: http://storify.com/goosefat101/george-osbourne-s-deleted-tweets-parody You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 113 Donna
In GBA 113 we get better acquainted with Donna. She talks about fitting in, sticking out, dressing up, social awkwardness, creating your own reality, dancing, working with children and more. Donna is a very unique person and we met in her very unique office filled with the interesting bric a brac that she uses to entertain children. She discusses the time when she would only wear green clothes and talks about the spending her free time inside her inner world. Donna plugs: "The idea that other things do exist outside of normality... You can just say, 'that don't exist in my world, so I'll just tunnel vision my way to the end. I can see the end, so I'll head for the end and then die.'" I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo campaign: www.indiegogo.com/projects/stand-u…oes-to-edinburgh We mention: S Club Seven: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S_Club Makaton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makaton Peter Pan Syndrome: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070501112023.htm Frankie Boyle - work, consume, die: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Work-Consume-Die-Frankie-Boyle/dp/0007426798 You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 112 Dan
In GBA 112 we get better acquainted with Dan. He talks about being superstitious about songwriting, where songs come from, making music for film, Primary School, the tension between popular music and academic musical theory, growing up as a skater in the suburbs in the 90's, quitting jobs and more. The conversation was recorded a few years ago, in Bristol during the night before St Paul's Carnival, late at night on a roof. Dan plugs: Daniel Weltman: http://www.danielweltman.com/ Snails: http://snails.bandcamp.com/ Hollowbody: http://hollowbody.bandcamp.com/ I plug: The Stand Up Tragedy IndieGoGo campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stand-up-tragedy-goes-to-edinburgh We mention: Good Will Hunting: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119217/ Dead Poets Society: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097165/ Stockhausen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlheinz_Stockhausen Basic Instinct: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103772/ Eisenstein: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Eisenstein Aphex Twin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphex_Twin Handels Water Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuw8YjSbKd4 Dodgy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodgy Wonder Stuff: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonder_Stuff Ned's Atomic Dustbin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned's_Atomic_Dustbin Smashing Pumpkins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smashing_Pumpkins Pearl Jam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Jam Sebadoh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebadoh Pavement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavement_(band) Sonic Youth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Youth Siamese Dream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HeGu6-Ji7E ABBA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABBA James Last: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Last The Carpenters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carpenters Simon and Garfunkel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_%26_Garfunkel Sounds of Silence: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sounds_of_Silence The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Freewheelin'_Bob_Dylan Bob Dylan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan Karen Dalton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Dalton_(entertainer) The Pastels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pastels The Smiths: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiths Nick Drake: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Drake Leonard Cohen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Cohen Famous Blue Raincoat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aRKZFR5imM Bernard Herrmann: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Herrmann Enio Morricone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennio_Morricone Neil Young: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young Joy Division: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Division Ian Curtis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Curtis You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 111 Jess
In GBA 111 we get better acquainted with Jess. She talks social work, running, having a perfect time, travelling, transitions, finding yourself, music, change, friendship and more. The conversation was recorded a few years ago, in Bristol during the St Paul's Carnival, late at night after a long day, drinking gin. Jess plugs: Her family. Her partner Dan. And me(!) Dan's Music: http://www.danielweltman.com/ http://hollowbody.bandcamp.com/ http://snails.bandcamp.com/ My music: https://soundcloud.com/the-dave https://soundcloud.com/thereactionaries http://www.myspace.com/themiddleclassbastards You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 110 Bill
In GBA 110 we get better acquainted with Bill. He talks God is in the TV Zine, music, media, blogging, Cardiff and more. It was recorded during my first GBA Cardiff pilgrimage: http://www.soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-17-cardiff Bill Plugs: A music night he's running at Dempsey's in Cardiff on the 23rd of May, featuring Glasgow's Three Blind Wolves, North Walians Shy and the Fight, Swansea's The Adelines and Cardiff's Brothers: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/210571 God is in the TV Zine: http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/ And his PR company: http://soundandvisionpr.tumblr.com/ We mention: NME: http://www.nme.com/ Quietus: http://thequietus.com/ Factory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factory_Records John Peel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Peel Michael Stipe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Stipe Melody Maker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melody_Maker Lester Bangs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Bangs Paul Morley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Morley John Harris: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/johnharris Super Furry Animals: http://www.superfurry.com/ Catatonia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catatonia_(band) The Manic Street Preachers: http://www.manicstreetpreachers.com/ The Stereophonics: http://www.stereophonics.com/ Design For Life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M55BGyxZbY The Simpsons Movie: http://www.simpsonsmovie.com/ New Order: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Order Joy Division: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Division Motorcycle Emptiness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gavcjNniIvk Nirvana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_(band) Foo Fighters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_Fighters Sylvia Plath: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Plath J D Salinger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._D._Salinger Neil Young: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young The Smiths: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smiths Oscar Wilde: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde Alan Bennett: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Bennett Morrisey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrissey Oasis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis_(band) Cigarettes and Alcohol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaeLKhRnkhQ Rock and Roll Star: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBZ1HTkGF4s Gorky's Zygotic Monkey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorky's_Zygotic_Mynci Sŵn Festival: http://swnfest.com/ The Vaccines: http://www.thevaccines.co.uk/gb/home/ Marina and the Diamonds: http://www.marinaandthediamonds.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 109 Patrick
In GBA 109 we get better acquainted with Patrick. He talks British documentary film, the process of history, an academic appraisal of my dad, and romance verses analysis. We get into questions of art, inner life, the different effect of the two world wars in UK society, social documents and lots more Patrick Plugs: 2014 anniversary of WW1 - "it had a truly profound effect at the micro and macro levels of our society and this is a good moment to consider it and judge it's effects." And then he went on to discuss WW2's effect as of displacing the effects of both WW2 and guilt over the empire. We mention: Patrick at the BFI: http://www.bfi.org.uk/people/patrick-russell The BFI: http://www.bfi.org.uk/ My dad and Patrick in conversation: http://www.bfi.org.uk/live/video/140 The book Patrick co-edited containing a chapter on my dad: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadows-Progress-Documentary-Post-War-Britain/dp/1844573222 The DVD collections that feature interviews with my dad plus his films: Portrait of a Miner: http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_13726.html Shadows of Progress: http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_26255.html Paul Rotha: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rotha John Grierson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Grierson Mining Review: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/894075/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 108 Bryony
In GBA 108 we get better acquainted with Bryony. She puts up with me treating her as an ambassador for people in their early 20's! She talks studying radio production, teenage years, Canada, pets, memory, interviewing, living in the countryside, generations and lot's more! There is also a cameo from the cat that I had at the time. Bryony Plugs: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Next live show is on Friday 17th May at the Hackney Attic: https://www.facebook.com/events/635498473143002/ Our podcast which Bryony produces is available on iTunes, Sticher Smart Radio and here: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy She also makes a plea for people to give her a job or hook her up with radio related content that she might be interested in. Drop me an email at GBApodcast@gmail.com and I will pass it on to her. We mention: WTF with Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/ This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ Savage Love: http://www.savagelovecast.com/ Dan Carlin: http://www.dancarlin.com/ Stitcher Smart Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/ The Super Times: http://thesupertimes.com/ Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Jeremy Vine Show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wr3p Mad Men: http://www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men Colin Murray: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Murray Sam episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-18-sam Urie episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-live-3-urie Frost/Nixon: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0870111/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA Extra - The Band
In this GBA Extra I talk to Steve, Alex and Owain about the band we were in when we were at school. It features clips from some of the bands songs. We talk music, artistic differences, and teenage friendships. It's a rather chaotic conversation that took place in Steve's back garden in Cardiff the day after his wedding. We mention: The Middle Class Bastards: https://soundcloud.com/themiddleclassbastards To the Heart of It: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-53-to-the-heart-of-it Four Days in a Room: https://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom/sets/highlights-from-four-days-in-a - The episode that documents Alex and me falling out over making music: https://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom/4diar-bonus-episode-scenes - The episode where I interview Alex about music: https://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom/4diar-episode-18-promotion?in=fourdaysinaroom/sets/highlights-from-four-days-in-a Joy Division: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Division REM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.E.M. The Big Bang Theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Bang_Theory Oasis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis_(band)
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GBA 107 Steve
In GBA 106 we get better acquainted with Steve. I talk to my school friend Steve in his house in Cardiff surrounded by furniture he made himself the day after his wedding last year. He talks about being someone who constructs things, the birth of his son, what being a builder means these days, running a DJ business in your teens, being a Master Carpenter and Joiner, growing up as "the man of the house", his relationship with his absent father and more. (Mostly I just ask him what it's like to be a man.) Steve doesn't plug anything. He does mention Norm Abram: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norm_Abram And Bellway Homes: http://www.bellway.co.uk/ This is Owain's GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-16-owain You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review?
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GBA 106 Jack and George
In GBA 106 we get better acquainted with Jack and George. Whilst drinking brandy & chain-smoking Jack, George and me trade differing views of the legal system and ask whether you change significantly after childhood: what stays the same and what changes. This episode includes an account of being arrested for destroying a house, an account of being a witness to an assault, an account of a bus kidnapping and the curious case of the police confiscating George's Lou Reed collection. It's an interesting ride: Part surprise therapy session, part series of complimentary and contradictory experiences of the law and part documentation of a friendship. We actually don't sound as drunk as we were! We don't really plug anything. These are the individual GBAs with George and Jack: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-46-jack http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-6-george And this is the collected GBAs with Apples for Everyone members: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/apples-for-everyone/ We mention Talha Assan http://freetalha.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syed_Talha_Ahsan Aim: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aim_(musician) Lou Reed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Reed Prince: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_(musician) Thundercats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThunderCats You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 105 Bec Hill
In GBA 105 we get better acquainted with Bec Hill. She talks talks loving puns, creating comedy for children and adults, coming from Australia to the UK, going straight from school to stand-up, where her comedy influences came from, giving up the day job and more. Bec plugs: Pun Run: April 18th Pheonix 7.30 £3 / £10 Pun Run Pun Size: May 18th Camden Head https://www.facebook.com/thepunrun https://twitter.com/ThePunRun I suggest: Youtube vids: http://www.youtube.com/user/rolypolygrandma Website: http://bechillcomedian.com/ Bec and Tom - Edinburgh Fringe https://www.facebook.com/BecandTom https://www.facebook.com/events/350150775089928/ Mentioned: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Rachel Parris: http://rachelparris.com/ Bec Hill: Bec Hill is More Afraid Of You Than You Are of Her! http://www.theskinny.co.uk/comedy/reviews/303067-bec_hill_bec_hill_more_afraid_you_than_you_are Edinburgh Special: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-71-edinburgh-festival The Ministry of Stories: http://www.ministryofstories.org/ Mark Trenwith / Mr Snot Bottom: http://www.marktrenwith.com/ Kevin Eldon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Eldon Jackie Chan: http://jackiechan.com/ Greg Davies: http://www.gregdavies.co.uk/ The Goodies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goodies Monty Python: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python Dave Allen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Allen_(comedian) Kenny Everett: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Everett Black Rock: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1930294/ Class Clowns: http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2013/classclowns/ Raw Comedy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raw_Comedy_Award Gilded Balloon: http://www.gildedballoon.co.uk/ Sarah Millican: http://www.sarahmillican.co.uk/ Tony Law: http://www.mrtonylaw.com/ Justin Hamilton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Hamilton_(comedian) Louis CK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_C.K. Josie Long: http://www.josielong.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 104 Jessie
In GBA 104 we get better acquainted with Jessie. She talks about living through an earthquake, connecting to cultures and expressing artistic impulses through food, her complicated relationship with her father, written and radio journalism, her experience of China and more! Jessie plugs: Women and Health - Camden: http://www.womenandhealth.org.uk/ Her Website: http://jessielevene.com/ Twitter: Chinatown Food Tours with Jessie Levene: http://jessielevene.com/?p=277 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chinatown-Food-Tours-with-Jessie-Levene/152643261563669 The Listening Project: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/the-listening-project Mentioned: In the Dark: http://www.inthedarkradio.org/ The Partition: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-partition Cello Piece: The Singing Instrument: http://soundcloud.com/london_laowai/the-singing-instrument Abigail Washburn: http://www.abigailwashburn.com/ Ai Weiwei: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Weiwei Alan Hall: http://www.fallingtree.co.uk/production_team/alan_hall You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 103 Ben
In GBA 103 we get better acquainted with Ben. He talks style, substance and content, sexuality and fitting in, being a teenage actor, coming from the Caribbean to London, hipster culture, making art, digital media and so much more! We met in the coolest cafe I know on a day when I was wearing a bowler hat and had a really open, connected conversation captured on a mic with only one bar of battery. The cafe gets crowded and so its not the greatest sound quality but it's certainly great conversation quality. Ben plugs: Nothing but we talk about his interest in creating his own podcast. Mentioned: Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com Ben Chapman: Inner Voice: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/inner-voice-ben-chapman/ Being a Dickhead's Cool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVmmYMwFj1I Dan Savage: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=16348913 Edinburgh Special: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-71-edinburgh-festival Angela: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-26-angela Hayley: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-9-hayley Susan Cain - Quiet: The Power of Introverts: http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/ Four Days in A Room: http://soundcloud.com/fourdaysinaroom/sets/highlights-from-four-days-in-a You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 102 Julie
In GBA 102 we get better acquainted with Julie. She talks about becoming a stand up comedian in her 70's, living through political and personal tyranny, her relationship to ageing, telling stories, living all over the world, surviving three tyrannies, being part of the computer revolution, how Elena Ceaușescu stole her desk and more! Julie plugs a great many things but ends up with: "There is always something good that comes from bad." "I don't mind a one night stand if you give me warmth. But don't call me in the morning. Google me." - Julie Kertesz Julie recently appeared on Channel Four: http://www.4thought.tv/themes/what-does-it-take-to-change-your-life/julie-kertesz Mentioned: Spark London: http://sparklondon.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Mistaken Identity Story: http://vimeo.com/21642360 Leaving Home Story: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/leaving-home-julie-kertez/ Now or Never Story: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/now-or-never-julie-kertez/ Grants True Tales video "When I was 10 years old" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-JHZKFzoHE Toastmasters: http://www.toastmasters.org/ Lewisham Speakers: http://lewishamspeakers.blogspot.co.uk/ Julie70's Flickr Account: http://www.flickr.com/people/joyoflife/ Julie on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user6441144 Julie's Diary: http://julie70diary.blogspot.co.uk/ Photo Blog: http://photoblogjulie70.blogspot.co.uk/ Video Blog: http://julie70video.blogspot.co.uk/ Il y a de la vie après 70 ans (French Blog): http://julie70.blogspot.co.uk/ Julie in London at 77: http://julie70inlondon.blogspot.co.uk/ Competent Communicator: http://competentcommunicator.blogspot.co.uk/ Logan Murray: http://www.loganmurray.com/ - Stand Up and Deliver David Jones: http://www.stammering.org/news_toastmasters.html Silver Comedy (http://silvercomedy.co.uk/) Best Newcomer 2012: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyoflife/6908120513/ Cavendish Arms - Tiny Cup: http://competentcommunicator.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/two-clowns-at-cavendish-arms.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julie.kertesz GBA Episode 1: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-1-dave You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 101 Alex
In GBA 101 we get better acquainted with Alex. He talks international law, Canadian identity and politics, studying in America and the UK, falling into radical research, strange jobs, being a part of a reality style TV show that was also a university course and more! If you are a US listener and you want to help podcasters and others fight patent trolls this is the place to go: https://www.eff.org/action Alex plugs: He joked about finding a job through his appearance and certainly anyone who has a job opportunity for this intelligent and modest man should send them to GBApodcast@gmail.com and I will pass them on. But after that quip he said he had nothing to plug. You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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Audiobiography: Getting Better Acquainted with Dave Pickering
This is a short piece for the SoundCloud AudioBiography project: http://blog.soundcloud.com/2013/02/06/audiobiography/ I have created completely from clips from my podcast series Getting Better Acquainted. __________ Getting Better Acquainted is a weekly podcast where we join Dave Pickering on his journey to get better acquainted with the people he knows. There are lots of shows about famous people. This is a show about the rest of us. Part interview show, part oral history project, the show was nominated for a 2012 Radio Production Award and was featured on the Radio 5 Live podcast special, Helen and Ollie's Required Listening.
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GBA 100 pt 2
Part 2 of The GBA 100th Episode Special: To celebrate 100 episodes of the show I gathered a bunch of my favourite people together in a room and made them sit and listen to a special live episode of the show. There was talk and there was food. Part 2 features more clips from the first 100 episodes, in this second part the listeners pretty much programme the clips, the much of the focus is on correspondence from both listeners and past guests, the GBA house band A Room Full of Friends play two songs and there is a cake with 100 candles. The clips include discussions and experiences of guns, art movements, teenage romance, psycho-geography, homelessness, yoga in prisons, WW2, Chris Evans, inner city youth in the 70’s, dancing and lots and lots more. It also features a message from fellow podcast Chillpak Hollywood Hour. These episodes were recorded in January 2013. Full show notes here: http://gettingbetteracquainted.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/show-notes-gba-100-pt-2.html You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 100 pt 1
Part 1 of The GBA 100th Episode Special: To celebrate 100 episodes of the show I gathered a bunch of my favourite people together in a room and made them sit and listen to a special live episode of the show. There was talk and there was food (including a cake). In part 2 they’ll even be some live music from the GBA house band A Room Full of Friends. Part 1 features clips from the first 100 episodes, focusing first on the way that doing Getting Better Acquainted has influenced and changed my life, then moving into more general examples of what GBA conversations can be, and then getting into how the show has developed its own internal logic and has begun to create itself. It features messages from fellow podcasts I Like You and Risk!. Chillpak Hollywood Hour also gets focused on quite a lot. The conversation I had with Phil Leirness about his film The Truth Is Out There is was an interesting episode not just in itself but also in relation to how GBA works. The clips include childbirth, death, the time I poured coke on a friends white shirt because I thought it would be funny, dealing with anger, life during the Northern Irish "Troubles", epiphanies and lots and lots more. These episodes were recorded in January 2013. Part 2 comes out on Friday. Full show notes here: http://gettingbetteracquainted.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/show-notes-gba-100-pt-1.html You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Live 5 Chris Goode and Karl James
Episode 5 of GBA Live: 5 conversations recorded as part of my Invisible Picture Palace (http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/) residency for In the Dark Radio (http://www.inthedarkradio.org/) that took place in November 2012. These episodes are going to come out daily in the week leading up to the GBA 100 two-part special. Each one has a different audience of people who came out to a greenhouse in Wapping to be a part of the conversation. Today we get we get even better acquainted with return guests Chris Goode and Karl James. Both have had individual conversations, this is the first time they have appeared on GBA together. http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-38-karl-james http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-83-chris-goode This was a very surprising and interesting conversation which is really hard to sum up in a blurb. It moves through themes of performance, listening, provocation, violence, shame, authority, empathy, difference, therapy, forgiveness and more. All this spills out of the starting point of two projects which Chris and Karl have collaborated on. A piece by Tim Crouch called The Author which seems to have had a powerful effect on audiences but also on Chris who acted in it and Karl who co-directed it. And the more recent Monkey Bars, a piece of theatre where adults perform verbatim dialogue originally spoken by children. This conversation went to places I hadn't expected it too and was a challenging and rewarding experience. Chris plugs: Chris Goode and Company: http://chrisgoodeandcompany.co.uk/ Thompson's Live: http://chrisgoodeandco.podbean.com/ Karl Plugs: Dialogue Project: http://www.thedialogueproject.com/ His future Book: Big Conversations And audio podcasts/conversations in general. We mention: The Author: http://www.newsfromnowhere.net/shows/the-author/the-author.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/sep/30/the-author-review http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/charlottehigginsblog/2010/aug/12/edinburghfestival-theatre Tim Crouch: http://www.timcrouchtheatre.co.uk/ Andy Smith: http://www.asmithontheinternet.com/ Monkey Bars: http://chrisgoodeandcompany.co.uk/?page_id=69 http://www.standard.co.uk/arts/theatre/monkey-bars-unicorn--review-8447564.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/aug/16/monkey-bars-edinburgh-festival-review God/Head: http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/god-head Irreversible: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290673/ Brené Brown Tedtalk: http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame.html GBA Abbie: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-85-abbie Georgie Meadows: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/georgie-meadows.aspx You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Live 4 Radcliffe
Episode 4 of GBA Live: 5 conversations recorded as part of my Invisible Picture Palace (http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/) residency for In the Dark Radio (http://www.inthedarkradio.org/) that took place in November 2012. These episodes are going to come out daily in the week leading up to the GBA 100 two-part special. Each one has a different audience of people who came out to a greenhouse in Wapping to be a part of the conversation. Today we get we get even better acquainted with return guest Radcliffe. http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes/ Rad talks about life before and after homelessness, crime, punishment and upbringing, addiction, being an options broker in the city, an unofficial school exchange trip, what to do when you find your father urinating in the mashed potato, how David Bowie is to blame for the financial crisis and lots more. We plug: Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com Radcliffe hosts the Spark Brixton Open Mic at the Ritzy Cinema on the third Monday of every month. The next night is 18th March at 7:30pm where the theme is Birthdays. I host the Spark Hackney Open Mic at the Hackney Attic on the second Monday of every month. The next night is 11th March at 7:30pm where the theme is Awkward. We mention: The Liar Show: http://www.theliarshow.com/ On Living in a Soho Skip: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/on-living-in-a-soho-skip-radcliffe-royds/ David Bowie: http://www.davidbowie.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Live 3 Urie
Episode 3 of GBA Live: 5 conversations recorded as part of my Invisible Picture Palace (http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/) residency for In the Dark Radio (http://www.inthedarkradio.org/) that took place in November 2012. These episodes are going to come out daily in the week leading up to the GBA 100 two-part special. Each one has a different audience of people who came out to a greenhouse in Wapping to be a part of the conversation. Today we get better acquainted with Urie. She talks about Little Apple Dolls, making art, nearly getting signed to DC comics, growing up shifting between different religions as her mum followed a spiritual quest, depression, family, dogs with silly faces, bullying and much more. It's a really open and honest conversation which covers a lot of ground, from comics conventions to Nigerian Church Cults, from the imaginary space of The Inbetween to living with mental health issues, Urie is engaging, funny and wise. The live recording of this episode was picked as part of Something You Said's Top Gigs of 2012: http://somethingyousaid.com/2012/12/28/something-you-saids-top-gigs-of-2012/ Urie plugs: Her new Little Apple Doll: http://screamingmatriarch.bigcartel.com/product/new-limited-edition-lustravi-14-little-apple-doll And Screaming Matriach: http://screamingmatriarch.bigcartel.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Apple-Dolls/10150159360495593 We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk Urie will be performing at SUT on Thursday 28th March at the Dogstar in Brixton. Byron Burger: http://www.byronhamburgers.com/ J Horror: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_horror Robert Rodriguez: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rodriguez Quentin Tarantino: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Tarantino You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Live 2 A Room Full of Friends
Episode 2 of GBA Live: 5 conversations recorded as part of my Invisible Picture Palace (http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/) residency for In the Dark Radio (http://www.inthedarkradio.org/) that took place in November 2012. These episodes are going to come out daily in the week leading up to the GBA 100 two-part special. Each one has a different audience of people who came out to a greenhouse in Wapping to be a part of the conversation. Today we get we get better acquainted with A Room Full of Friends. This is the pilot of a new strand of the GBA podcast. The Getting Better Acquainted house band, A Room full of Friends, will play regular gigs in rooms full of different groups of friends. We play songs, we talk, we talk to the audience, and we have fun. In this episode the songs and the conversation take us to all sorts of places from Steven Seagal, to heart attacks, to Winnie the Pooh, to teenage goth memories, to eulogies to dead friends and much, much more. The current line up of a room full of friends is: Dave: Vox/Guitar/Uke Asia: Vox Sam: Drums: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-99-sam George: Bass: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-6-george We plug: Sams other projects: Stark Dangerous: http://www.starkdangerous.com/ Hwan: http://soundcloud.com/indifference-engine We mention: Steven Seagal: http://stevenseagal.com/ Arnold Schwarzenegger: http://www.schwarzenegger.com/ Johnny Cash: http://www.johnnycash.com/ Where Wild Roses Grow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDpnjE1LUvE Bruce Springsteen: http://brucespringsteen.net/ Winnie the Pooh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie-the-Pooh You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Live 1 Michael Fenton Stevens
Episode 1 of GBA Live: 5 conversations recorded as part of my Invisible Picture Palace (http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/) residency for In the Dark Radio (http://www.inthedarkradio.org/) that took place in November 2012. These episodes are going to come out daily in the week leading up to the GBA 100 two-part special. Each one has a different audience of people who came out to a greenhouse in Wapping to be a part of the conversation. Today we get we get even better acquainted with return guest Michael Fenton Stevens http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-79-micheal-fenton-stevens Mike talks about acting for the radio, growing up in Bermondsey, his view of recent UK comedy history, putting pets down, his relationship with and to religion and in particular to his Catholic upbringing, and lots more. The conversation is engaging, fun and surprising. We also discuss the fate of my pet rats, reveal what was then a spoiler for The Archers, hear a passionate case for atheism from a former altar boy and consider the value of empathy and compassion in relationship to people who damage other people. We plug: I plug the two places you can currently find him: Performing as the Prime Minister in Yes Prime Minister: http://www.yesprimeminister.co.uk/ Performing in The Archers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qpgr And then Mike plugs Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ We mention: Stewart Lee: http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/ Keith Allen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Allen_(actor) Leonard Cohen: http://www.leonardcohen.com/ Andy Hamilton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Hamilton This Episode of the Nerdist Podcast: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/11/nerdist-podcast-eric-idle-eddie-izzard-billy-connolly-and-sophie-winkleman/ Old Harry's Game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/oldharrysgame/ Eddie Izzard: http://www.eddieizzard.com/ Ricky Gervais: http://www.rickygervais.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 99 Sam
In GBA 99 we get better acquainted with Sam. He talks rhythm, SantaCon, Burning Man, chasing the pony of enlightenment and "that" gig. He also turns the tables and grills me on my writing history and creative process. Sam was the last drummer in my old band Apples for Everyone and we get into music, drumming, bands and whether being drunk on stage is always a good thing. http://www.myspace.com/applesforeveryone Sam doesn't plug anything because it would "tarnish this whole conversation." We mention: SantaCon: http://santacon.info/ Burning Man: http://www.burningman.com/ Jojo Mayer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jojo_Mayer Oblique Strategies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblique_Strategies Phil Collins: http://www.philcollins.co.uk/ The Plural: http://soundcloud.com/the-plural You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 98 Natti
In GBA 98 we get better acquainted with Natti. She talks writing, leaving her job, race, identity, faith, class, gender, politics, change, being part of the early days of Occupy London Stock Exchange and more. This is one of the conversations where I end up talking a lot. Some guests have referred to doing GBA as a therapeutic experience. I found this one a bit like therapy myself. We get into the big questions but in a really personal and human way. This episode was recorded over a year ago; this is worth bearing in mind for two reasons: 1. Much of the conversation touches on events and movements that were current at the time but have evolved since then. 2. This is a conversation where both parties are feeling out their ideas about the world, both of us will have changed our positions in some ways based on new things we have learnt or thought. Natti plugs: Her writing (Here is some old stuff: http://illiterateiguana.blogspot.co.uk/) and Occupy London Stock Exchange (now updated to Occupy London): http://occupylondon.org.uk/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 97 Angela and Sofia
In GBA 97 we get even better acquainted with Angela and Sofia. I follow up with them both at our writers retreat in Ramsgate in August 2012, catching them both in very different moments of transition. We talk writing, work, happiness, balance, jungles, guns, bullying, breasts & more. This episode does stand alone but you may want to listen to their previous GBA conversations either before or after. I think you can tell that by this conversation we all know each other much better as friends, and the changes in their lives from when I first talked to them are interesting. http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-95-sofia http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-96-angela Angela gives a very specific plug for Birkbeck to accept her for a creative writing MA. This episode goes out much later and so it is my pleasure (but not my surprise) to tell you that she was indeed accepted to this course. Sofia's plug is also very specific; she is looking for a more fulfilling job that pays more money. She is talented in many ways including but not limited to writing, photography and organisation. She is still looking so please contact GBApodcast@gmail.com if you have any leads on potential jobs for her (in London). You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 96 Angela
In GBA 96 we get better acquainted with Angela. She talks about being a librarian, being a teenage Goth in Michigan, being a "start up wife", being someone who follows their wanderlust to New Zealand, being an A & R person for hair metal bands, being a writer with a flair for editing and lots more. This is the first instalment of Angela this week. She returns with along with GBA 95 guest Sofia on Friday in an episode where I follow up with then both and delve into some of the areas I missed the first time. She is the second Angela to have appeared on the show. Angela plugs: Her husband's internet start up company: http://www.bookingbug.com You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 95 Sofia
In GBA 95 we get better acquainted with Sofia. She talks about writing screenplays and being interested in film making, going from Sweden to Texas, back to Sweden, then to LA, then to London, with some stop offs in Malaysia, surviving on a low wage in London, the etiquette of working as a barista in a coffee chain, not wanting children but wanting a relationship and more! Sofia plugs: Her photography and her writing: Contact GBApodcast@gmail.com to be put in contact with her about either of those skillsets. This is her flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sofialundberg/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 94 Andy
In GBA 94 we get better acquainted with Andy. He talks about sex, suicide, evolution, Countdown, cocaine addiction, true storytelling and more. It's very open & honest conversation. A substantial amount of this episode covers issues around sexuality, feminism, evolutionary psychology/biology, sex work and we even touch on "nice guys" (although the conversation was recorded before the Nice Guys of OK Cupid Tumblr appeared and disappeared.) We also talk about how Phil Collins saved his life, get the inside scoop on behind the scenes at the Channel Four series Countdown, the relationship between stand up comedy, journalism and Oxford University and how his two Grandmothers influenced his life. Andy will be telling a true story at the upcoming Stand Up Tragedy which is also at the Hackney Attic on Friday 18th January: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/show-1-18th-january-2013/ http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Stand_Up_Tragedy/ https://www.facebook.com/events/232685033529087/ Andy plugs: Womanology: http://www.womanology.co.uk/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/_Womanology_ Mentioned: The audio version of the Womanology blog we'd just recorded: http://www.womanology.co.uk/folder/?p=437 Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Down Post Office Lane: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/down-post-office-lane-andy-bodle/ Escorts: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/escorts-andy-bodle/ Daily Mail Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1190966/I-addicted-girls-A-respected-script-writer-explains-succumbed-lure-paying-sex.html Stuart Jeffries: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mrs-Slocombes-Pussy-Stuart-Jeffries/dp/0002258897 Sex at Dawn: http://www.sexatdawn.com/ Dan Savage: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=15754593 You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 93 Alastair
In GBA 93 we get better acquainted with Alastair. He talks about putting on shows, creativity, filmmaking, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, Doctor Who, activism, hugging and more. This episode was recorded at the Hackney Attic (where he works), just before the last Spark London Hackney Open Mic of 2012 (which I run.) The episode will also feature two Spark London true stories recorded at the attic, both touching on sibling relationships. Al told his story at the first ever Spark Hackney Night when the theme was "Back to School". I told my story on the evening after we recorded the episode when the theme was "Family". The next Hackney Open Mic and first Spark London event of 2013 is on Monday 14th January: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Spark_London_Story_Telling_Theme_Open_Heart/ http://sparklondon.com/ We also mention the upcoming Stand Up Tragedy which is also at the Hackney Attic on Friday 18th January: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/show-1-18th-january-2013/ http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Stand_Up_Tragedy/ https://www.facebook.com/events/232685033529087/ Alastair plugs: The Hackney Attic: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/Attic/ The Hackney Picture House: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/ Autumn Shift: http://autumnshift.co.uk/ http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Autumn_Sessions_Poetry_Special/ TeaFuelled: http://www.teafuelled.co.uk/ Once Upon A Console: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Once_Upon_A_Console_Marvel_Vs_Capcom/ Filmphonics: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Filmphonics_The_General_Live_Score_By_Costas_Fotopoulos/ Mentioned: The Adventures of Prince Achmed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Prince_Achmed The Story of the Best Movie Ever Told (Hitler 2): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enKnQ8AoBWI Superbard: http://www.superbard.co.uk/ http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-70-superbard BBC Question Time Tweetalong: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Bbc_Question_Time_Tweetalong/ Unfortunatalie: http://twitter.com/unfortunatalie http://nothingbutawordbag.wordpress.com/ Everyday Sexism: http://twitter.com/EverydaySexism http://www.everydaysexism.com/ MA'AM: http://menagainstassholesandmisogyny.tumblr.com/ http://menagainstassholesandmisogyny.tumblr.com/post/36955802825/dave-pickering-is-a-maam You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 92 Ben Target
In GBA 92 we get better acquainted with Ben Target. He talks about being enigmatic, stand up comedy, creativity, family history, observing from the outside and more. http://vimeo.com/49831059 The conversation takes place upstairs in a central London pub as a comedy gig (a London showing of Lou Sanders http://lousanders.com/ Edinburgh show) is set up around us and features cameos from Lou and others. Ben Target is a really brilliant "upcoming" comedian and so this is the perfect setting to capture a conversation with him. Ben will be performing at the first Stand Up Tragedy of 2013 on Friday 18th January at the Hackney Attic. It will be a great show: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/show-1-18th-january-2013/ http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Stand_Up_Tragedy/ https://www.facebook.com/events/232685033529087/ Ben Plugs: http://plebtalks.com/ 2013 - Discover Ben Target: Upcoming gigs including one with Nick Sun on 25th Jan: http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/b/33760/ben_target http://bentarget.com/ http://twitter.com/BenTarget Mentioned: John Kearns: http://www.thatjohnkearns.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Lou Sanders: http://lousanders.com/ WTF with Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/ Tangentially Speaking episode that talks about Flamenco: http://feralaudio.com/3-tao-ruspoli/ Stewart Lee: http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/ Demeteri Martin: http://www.demetrimartin.com/ Nick Sun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Sun Kim Noble: http://www.mrkimnoble.com Andy Kaufman: http://andykaufman.jvlnet.com/core.htm George Carlin: http://www.georgecarlin.com/ Milton Jones: http://www.miltonjones.com/ Tony Law: http://www.mrtonylaw.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 91 Getting Better Acquainted with Christmas 2
In GBA 91 we get better acquainted with Christmas (again). It's the 2012 Christmas Special: A festive curiosity once again full of intimacy, doubt, shared history, music & cheer. This year though it's much more NSFW. It's a longform true story of the trip I took to Amsterdam with my mum in 2005. It features a man in a Gorilla suit wearing a strap on, my mum teaching me how to look at art, a sex worker telling me I'm not a good writer, a moment of closure in my relationship with both Christmas and my mother, a classic weed freak out, beautiful churches and lobster for Christmas dinner. DISCLAIMER:This contains reference to actions which are not legal in this country but are legal in Holland and it should go without saying that I have never and would never do anything that is illegal in this county. The audio was originally told via skype to Kevin Allison (http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-90-kevin-allison) from Risk! (http://risk-show.com/) It's has been edited and scored by me, using music from many music projects that I've done over the years, and a few samples. The episode ends with a Christmas song I wrote a few years back called "Time to be Nice" Here it is in video form: http://youtu.be/UiPXNO7WJAQ This is my other Christmas song in video form: Ghosts of... http://youtu.be/XqCKfOwA9vE This is a true story I told at Spark London that focuses on an incident that is touched on as back story in this episode: http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/two-cathedrals-david-pickering/ Last year's episode focused on how I learned to love (albeit a highly neurotic and ambiguous love) the season despite its past crimes against my childhood. Here it is: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-christmas-special Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year! (There will be no GBA next week. It will return on the 2nd of January 2013.) Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 90 Kevin Allison
In GBA 90 we get better acquainted with Kevin Allison. We link up between London and New York via Skype and talk storytelling, comedy, BDSM, what to do when expecting a hurricane, where sexuality and religion meet, The State, polyamory, being recognised in the street, how making his podcast Risk! has transformed his life and more! http://risk-show.com/ https://twitter.com/RISKshow Kevin Plugs: The Story Studio: http://thestorystudio.org/ https://twitter.com/StoryStudioNYC Follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/TheKevinAllison 3 non Kevin related Risk stories I really, really, really recommend: http://risk-show.com/podcast/in-my-own-skin/ http://risk-show.com/podcast/mani-sheriar/ http://risk-show.com/podcast/danny-lobell/ Mentioned: Kevin's Kink Camp Saga: http://risk-show.com/podcast/kevin-goes-to-kink-camp-part-1/ http://risk-show.com/podcast/kevin-goes-to-kink-camp-2/ http://risk-show.com/podcast/beyond-kink-camp-part-1/ http://risk-show.com/podcast/beyond-kink-camp-part-2/ His recent story: http://risk-show.com/podcast/the-god-problem/ Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. AND Cacilda Jethá, M.D. (apologies for only remembering one authors name!): Tangentially Speaking: http://feralaudio.com/show/tangentially-speaking-with-dr-christopher-ryan/ Christopher Ryan and Dan Savage: http://www.thestranger.com/SavageLovePodcast/archives/2010/07/06/savage-love-episode-194 http://www.thestranger.com/SavageLovePodcast/archives/2010/10/27/savage-love-episode-210 You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 89 Laraby
In GBA 89 we get better acquainted with Laraby. She talks about how storytelling and class have shaped her life, of her journey from poverty in the Lower East Side of New York to relative comfort in South London. This journey has taken her from an unstable home in the ghetto, Children’s Homes, running away at 14 to find a new life, the music industry, an Ivy League University, writing, immigration, working with young offenders, completing the citizenship test and so much more! Laraby Plugs: Penny Arcade: BITCH! DYKE! FAGHAG! WHORE! at The Albany 15-23rd December 2012: http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/893/Theatre/Penny-Arcade-B!D!F!W! Laraby's Spark Story (told on the night we met): http://www.mixcloud.com/sparklondon/tit-trauma-laraby/ Mentioned: Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ The Moth: http://themoth.org/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 88 Alex
In GBA 88 we get better acquainted with Alex. He talks about his childhood in Bahrain and Jordan, friendship, philosophy, being a "stay at home dad" & lots more! We knew each other at university but were estranged for quite some years. We reconnect with each other and check in with where each other have got to, and address some of our similarities and differences, finally racing against time to get in our conversation before the microphone runs out of space! He is the second Alex to have appeared on the show. Alex Plugs: An Intimate History of Humanity by Theodore Zeldin: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intimate-History-Humanity-Theodore-Zeldin/dp/0749396237 Errata: An Examined Life by George Steiner: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Errata-examined-life-George-Steiner/dp/0753804697 An Unbearable Lightness of Being: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unbearable-Lightness-Being-Milan-Kundera/dp/0571135390 Mentioned: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes_of_Sinope You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 87.5 In Conversation Q and A
This is the Questions and Answers conversation that I had with the audience at the talk I did for In the Dark at the Invisible Picture Palace on "In Conversation" podcasting. You can hear that talk here: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-87-in-conversation Original Blurb: Independent podcaster Dave Pickering presents a discussion of the “in conversation” podcast genre, focusing on what makes these conversations different from interviews that take place in mainstream media. He’ll play highlights from some of the best examples of these podcasts and include some extracts from his own conversation based show, Getting Better Acquainted. Dave’s work was nominated for the Sony Best Internet Programme Award in 2009 and the Best Online Creator Award in the 2012 Radio Production Awards. GBA was recently featured on Helen and Olly’s Required Listening on Radio 5 Live. Dave has a day job and works in many other mediums but is a passionate audio creator who wants to involve you in the conversation. This presentation will be recorded and eventually posted as an episode of the GBA podcast. The Invisible Picture Palace: http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/ SHOW NOTES: GBA Episodes referred to: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-86-reuben http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-after-dinner-dreams http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-17-cardiff http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-38-karl-james http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes/ http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes/ Other references: Karl James: http://vimeo.com/20141340 / The Story: http://thestory.org.uk/ The Dialogue Project: http://www.thedialogueproject.com/ Alan Hall: http://www.fallingtree.co.uk/production_team/alan_hall Karl James In Conversation with Tourettes Hero: http://soundcloud.com/thedialogueproject/happy-birthday Mac Maron and Louis CK in conversation: WTF with Marc Maron Episode 111/112: http://wtfpod.libsyn.com/episode-111-louis-ck-part-1 http://wtfpod.libsyn.com/episode-112-louis-c-k-part-2 The Mental Illness Happy Hour: http://mentalpod.com/ WTF with Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/ You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes: http://www.nerdist.com/podcast/you-made-it-weird/ Short Cuts: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mk3f8 Wiretap: http://www.pri.org/wiretap.html David Weinberg: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19546096 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/random-tape/id491990698 Melvin Bragg / Dennis Potter: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/video/2007/sep/11/dennis.potter NOTE: Incorrectly remembered by me as being in a back garden!!! Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/series/podcasts/ Strangers KCRW: http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/sg On Being: http://www.onbeing.org/ Rosanne Cash: http://www.onbeing.org/program/rosanne-cash-time-traveler/1048 Radiolab Yellow Rain Issue: http://www.radiolab.org/2012/sep/24/ http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2012/10/science-racism-radiolabs-treatment-hmong-experience http://www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiolab-blogland/2012/sep/26/yellow-rain/ http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/2012/09/why_the_radiolab_interview_wen.shtml This American Life – Mike Daisey: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/blog/2012/03/retracting-mr-daisey-and-the-apple-factory In the Dark Radio: http://www.inthedarkradio.org/ Jessie Levene: http://jessielevene.com/ Falling Tree: http://www.fallingtree.co.uk/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 87 In Conversation Podcasting
This is the talk I did for In the Dark at the Invisible Picture Palace on "In Conversation" podcasting. Showcasing clips that give an idea of the range, style and content of the shows that are out there + a history and analysis of the genre. Original Blurb: Independent podcaster Dave Pickering presents a discussion of the “in conversation” podcast genre, focusing on what makes these conversations different from interviews that take place in mainstream media. He’ll play highlights from some of the best examples of these podcasts and include some extracts from his own conversation based show, Getting Better Acquainted. Dave’s work was nominated for the Sony Best Internet Programme Award in 2009 and the Best Online Creator Award in the 2012 Radio Production Awards. GBA was recently featured on Helen and Olly’s Required Listening on Radio 5 Live. Dave has a day job and works in many other mediums but is a passionate audio creator who wants to involve you in the conversation. This presentation will be recorded and eventually posted as an episode of the GBA podcast. The Invisible Picture Palace: http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/ CLIPS: 1. JV Club 36 w/ Kathleen Perkins: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/11/the-jv-club-36-kathleen-rose-perkins/ 2. The Duncan Trussell Family Hour Episode 16: Natasha Leggero: http://duncantrussell.com/natasha-leggero/ 3. WTF with Marc Maron Episode 111/112 Louis CK: http://wtfpod.libsyn.com/episode-111-louis-ck-part-1 http://wtfpod.libsyn.com/episode-112-louis-c-k-part-2 4. GBA 58: Radcliffe: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes/ 5. The Dialogue Project: The Story: http://understandingdifference.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/story.html 6. GBA 38 Karl James: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-38-karl-james 7. Thompson's Live 3: http://chrisgoodeandco.podbean.com/2012/10/23/thompson%E2%80%99s-live-episode-3-22nd-october-2012/ SHOW NOTES: The JV Club: http://www.nerdist.com/podcast/the-jv-club/ Ricky Gervais: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ricky-gervais-podcast/id135789411 The Media Show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/media NETWORKS: Jimmy Pardo : Never Not funny: http://www.pardcast.com/ Chris Hardwick: Nerdist Network: http://www.nerdist.com/ Kevin Smith: Smodcast Network: http://smodcast.com/ Scott Aukerman /Jeff Ullrich: Earwolf: http://www.earwolf.com/ Jesse Thorn: Maximum Fun: http://www.maximumfun.org/ Unmentioned Networks: http://allthingscomedy.com/ http://feralaudio.com/ WTF with Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/ Seinfeld: http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/shows/seinfeld/ Who Charted? / Two Charted? http://www.earwolf.com/show/who-charted/ The Dork Forest: http://tdf.libsyn.com/ Collings and Herrin podcast: http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/collingsherrin/ Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast: http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/ Answer Me This: http://www.answermethispodcast.com/ The Bugle: http://www.answermethispodcast.com/ The Duncan Trussell Family Hour: http://duncantrussell.com/ The Lavender Hour: http://lavenderhour.com/ The Long Shot Podcast: http://www.thelongshotpodcast.com/ The Mental Illness Happy Hour: http://mentalpod.com/ Pedestrian Polyamory: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pedestrian-polyamory/id470472148 Bright Club: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-bright-club-podcast/id368949295 Conversations with Matt Dwyer: http://feralaudio.com/show/conversations-matt-dwyer/ Dawn and Drew Show: http://thedawnanddrewshow.com/ Totally Laime: http://www.totallylaime.com/ Richard Herring/Stewart Lee: http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richard_herring_lst_podcast/episode_8_stewart_lee/ Tig Notaro: Professor Blastoff: http://www.professorblastoff.com/ Totally Laime: http://www.earwolf.com/episode/stool-pushing/ You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes: http://www.nerdist.com/podcast/you-made-it-weird/ Celebrities: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/10/nerdist-podcast-tom-hanks/ http://harmarsuperstar.com/tag/ellen-page http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_215_-_jon_hamm http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_307_-_tenacious_d http://wtfpod.libsyn.com/episode_67_robin_williams http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_242_-_russell_brand I Like You: http://ilikeyoupodcast.com/ Savage Love: http://post.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLovePodcast/Page/ Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/series/podcasts/ The American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/ Karl James: http://vimeo.com/20141340 The Story: http://thestory.org.uk/ The Dialogue Project: http://www.thedialogueproject.com/ Radiolab Yellow Rain Issue: http://www.radiolab.org/2012/sep/24/ http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2012/10/science-racism-radiolabs-treatment-hmong-experience http://www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiolab-blogland/2012/sep/26/yellow-rain/ http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/2012/09/why_the_radiolab_interview_wen.shtml Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/did Fresh Air with Terri Gross: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=7060034 Kermode and Mayo's Film Review: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/kermode The Listening Project: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/the-listening-project In the Dark Radio: http://www.inthedarkradio.org/ Jessie Levene: http://jessielevene.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 86 Reuben
In GBA 86 we get better acquainted with Reuben in his art studio in Bristol. He talks about chasing the summer in Australia, growing up in many places, art in a time of Internet, trying to travel the world in a van & lots more! We didn't know each other very well when we started the conversation but during it we realise we had parallel teenage years in Cardiff. Since this episode was recorded he has gone off on another adventure, this time to Montreal. Reuben Plugs: http://www.rocketfuelled.com/ http://twitter.com/rocketfuelled https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocketfuelled-Reuben-Whitehouse/181982328497941 http://dribbble.com/reuben Mentioned: Spark London: http://www.sparklondon.com/ Said FM that became Super Owl that became: http://thesupertimes.com/ Said Fm Episodes: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-7-aisha-and-abdel http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-48-emma http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-49-frank And Eric who talks about the physical/sensual experience of typing and cutting film: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-33-eric You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 85 Abbie
In GBA 85 we get better acquainted with Abbie. She talks health and fitness, the dying days of DJ culture, earning the nickname Satan, the social and emotion aspects of losing weight through a "booty camp", finding your way through your twenties and lots more! I met up with Abbie on a recent trip back to Cardiff. We hadn't see each other since school. Ironically I'm struggling through a hangover as we talk about the value and process of being healthy. The coffee and the beautiful sunny day helped. Abbie Plugs: Her recipe book Lean For Life: https://fitness-and-motivation.dpdcart.com/ Booty Camp Cardiff: https://www.facebook.com/bootycampcardiff 30+ Bootcamp for Lads: https://www.facebook.com/30plusbootcamp Fitness and Motivation http://fitnessandmotivation.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fitness-and-Motivation-Personal-Training/114202301932061 Closed group 21 day programme: Gimme the Skinny Abbie Skene's brand new 21 day online fat loss programme commences on Monday November 12th but you can purchase the manual as from now. https://gimme-the-skinny.dpdcart.com/cart/add?product_id=48008&method_id=48615 'Booty Camp' - Cardiff's Female Only Fitness Boot camp members will be charged £15 (get your discount code by texting Abbie or Mark) and this will remain until we close the doors to sign up on November 11th - enter your discount code where it says 'coupon' on the checkout page. Once you pay, simply tag yourself in the picture in the facebook group (your friends can then see what you are involved in and we can verify your payment). Once your payment is verified they will add you to their closed 'Gimme the Skinny' group where Abbie has already uploaded a welcome video tellng you what to expect. Nobody else will be able to access the information in the group unless they have paid and been entered into it by ourselves. Sure, people will be able to see the group and its members but thats it - nothing else Mentioned: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA Extra - After Dinner Dreams
In this spur of the moment GBA Extra we get even better acquainted Jen. This summer after dinner Jen was talking about some research she was doing about sleep paralysis which sparked a childhood memory in me. We decided to turn the mic on and share the conversation with the show. We talk about strange sleep states, dreams, memories and writing. We have a false ending and then we come back with some readings and analysis of Jens sleep diary. And the episode is capped with a short story which Jen wrote about "locked in syndrome" which was performed by previous GBA guest Louise at Stand Up Tragedy earlier this year. This story isn't about dreams but it does contain many of the themes of both this episode and of Jen's writing in general. GBA's of the people who are featured or get mentioned: Jen: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-61-jen Louise: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-louise-episodes-1/ Owain: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-16-owain Vaughan: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/vman-1/ Chris Goode: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-83-chris-goode Also mentioned: The Podcast with the crazy dream / sleepwalking story is in this episode of the brilliant Risk Podcast: http://risk-show.com/podcast/state-of-emergency/ It's the one called Nude Descending a Staircase by Morgan Bartlett Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ We plugs: JEN! http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk http://twitter.com/jadamthwaite You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 84 Writing Group
In GBA 84 we get better acquainted with my writing group. It's a 7 way conversation focused on our shared interest of writing. Half the group are making their second appearance. For the other half this is a teaser for upcoming episodes focuses on them. We sit down for tea and cake in the dining room of a Camber Sands holiday house during our first trip away together. We tell the story of how the group formed, discuss the way the group works, consider writing as a craft, a passion and a form of work, tackle writing "block", the future of the novel, whether writing can be taught and other aspects of this thing we do. The group are: Jen: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-61 http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/ http://twitter.com/jadamthwaite Nathalie: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-20-nathalie http://twitter.com/NathalieLeonora http://countingzeros.wordpress.com/what-is-counting-zeros/ Joss: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-27-joss http://www.stormboy.net/ http://soundcloud.com/jossarmitage Angela: http://twitter.com/angelashoosmith Sofia: http://twitter.com/jslundberg Emily: http://emilycleaver.net/ http://twitter.com/EmilyCleaver Me: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dave-episodes/ http://goosefat101.blogspot.co.uk/ Blogs about that Writing Retreat: http://nathaliehourihan.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/i-love-my-friends-but-1/ http://nathaliehourihan.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/i-love-my-friends-but-2/ http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/from-the-living-room/2011/10/22/seven-writers-and-a-cottage.html http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/from-the-living-room/2011/10/30/seven-writers-writing.html And blogs on our 2nd Writing Retreat: http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/from-the-living-room/2012/8/19/headspace.html http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/from-the-living-room/2012/8/26/the-retreat-and-beyond.html Nathalie's blog about our first "intervention" session: http://nathaliehourihan.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/help-for-blocked-writers/ Instead of asking for plugs I asked for people to recommend books on writing: Joss: Teach Us How To Sit Still by Tim Parks: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Teach-Us-Sit-Still-Sceptics/dp/0099548887 Angela: That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith: http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/?p=73547 How I Write in Time Out: eg http://www.timeout.com/london/books/features/2100/Neil_Gaiman-how_I_write.html Jen: This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley: http://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Year-Write-Your-Novel/dp/0316065412 Dave: Steering the Craft by Ursula Le Guin: http://www.amazon.com/Steering-Craft-Exercises-Discussions-Navigator/dp/0933377460 How to Write a Damn Good Novel II by James N. Frey: http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Write-Damn-Good-Novel/dp/0312104782 The Carrier Bag Theory Of Fiction by Ursula Le Guin: http://www.trabal.org/texts/pdf/LeGuin.pdf Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud http://www.amazon.co.uk/Understanding-Comics-Invisible-Scott-McCloud/dp/006097625X http://www.amazon.co.uk/Reinventing-Comics-Scott-McCloud/dp/0060953500 Emily: On Writing by Stephen King: http://www.amazon.co.uk/On-Writing-A-Memoir-Craft/dp/1444723251 Rhyme's Reason by John Hollander: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rhymes-Reason-Guide-English-Verse/dp/0300088329 Sofia: On Writing by Stephen King Story by Robert McKee: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Story-Substance-Structure-Principles-Screenwriting/dp/0060856181 The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Writers-Journey-Christopher-Vogler/dp/0330375911 You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 83 Chris Goode
In GBA 83 we get better acquainted Chris Goode. It's a conversation between an audience member and performer as I meet Chris properly for the first time. We talk God, theatre, religion, mental health, BDSM, bereavement, neuroscience, politics and more. We pick apart a piece of theatre Chris made called God/Head which I saw him perform earlier this year. It's a very personal piece of performance based on recent personal experiences. You may also get better acquainted with me as I discuss what areas of my own story intersect with this performance, going into what might be considered my more "weird" psychological experiences and examining my relationship with faith and to mental health. Chris plugs: God/Head at the Bristol Old Vic from 1st – 3rd November 2012: http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/godhead.html Also you should check out his podcast: http://chrisgoodeandco.podbean.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/thompsons-live/id564973025 And his theatre company: http://chrisgoodeandcompany.co.uk/ Also come and see Chris and previous GBA Guest Karl James (http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-38-karl-james) in conversation with me live at the Invisible Picture Palace on Wednesday 21st November: http://invisiblepicturepalace.com/events/residencies/getting-better-acquainted-live/ We also mentioned this piece that he made: Where You Stand: http://vimeo.com/14135962 You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 82 Russell
In GBA 82 we get better acquainted with Russell. He talks oceanography, improvementism, embarrassing stories, teaching science, making art, punk bands and more! Plus we share experiences of times when our mutual friend Richard who we know each other through has led us into "interesting" situations! This is Richard's GBA: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-57-richard Russell plugs: Cautionhorses: https://www.facebook.com/CAUTIONHORSESROCK http://www.myspace.com/cautionhorses http://youtu.be/PVfC4l1vRRI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH4jLCkBK08 Casa Bonita: http://casabonita.bandcamp.com/ https://twitter.com/casabonitaUK http://www.myspace.com/casabonitaband Mentioned: http://soundcloud.com/themiddleclassbastards Blanket is my Basecamp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhZQL0_zwOs You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 81 Dave [guest hosted by Alex]
In GBA 81 we get better acquainted with... Dave. The tables are turned as Alex who was my guest in GBA 80 takes the reins and interviews me in his own unique style. His approach to hosting is very different from mine. We go on lots of interesting tangents produced by his crowd sourcing approach to coming up with questions. Personal, political, surreal, it's all there. This is the conversation I had with him immediately before we switched roles: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-80-alex Dave plugs: Personal: http://soundcloud.com/the-dave http://soundcloud.com/the-plural http://soundcloud.com/thereactionaries "Numbers" on RethinkDaily: http://rethinkdaily.co.uk/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Alex's music (although it isn't available) - at this point Alex plugs his DJ Mix: http://soundcloud.com/themanamp Working with George - These are his embryonic mixes : http://soundcloud.com/geojams And this is his GBA: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-6-george Checking out the work of unknown artists such as those featured regularly on GBA: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/musicians/ http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/writers/ The place to find an up to date account of his projects: http://goosefat101.blogspot.co.uk/ Political: UK Uncut: http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/ The People's Supermarket: http://www.thepeoplessupermarket.org/ Don't Shoot the Clowns: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Shoot-Clowns-Taking-Circus/dp/1904456480 The Dispossessed: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dispossessed-Ursula-Guin/dp/1857988825 V for Vendetta: http://www.amazon.co.uk/V-Vendetta-Alan-Moore/dp/1852862912 Oryx and Crake: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oryx-Crake-Margaret-Atwood/dp/0747562598 Extra: The writing of Jenny Adamthwaite http://www.jadamthwaite.co.uk/ More generally: Honesty Truth Empathy Alex recommends people study psychopathy. Dave mentions Jon Ronson's Psychopath Test: http://www.jonronson.com/psycho.html Finally: Listening to podcasts now while they are still exciting, full of innovation and doing new things without gatekeepers. You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 80 Alex
In GBA 80 we get better acquainted Alex. He is probably my best friend but we don't have an uncomplicated friendship. He talks computer games, prehistory, technology, television, friendship, song writing and more. The episode features some rarities from our musical back catalogue. More of which you can find in these places: http://soundcloud.com/themiddleclassbastards http://soundcloud.com/themanamp http://soundcloud.com/the-dave/sets http://www.myspace.com/applesforeveryone On Friday in GBA 81 the tables are turned as Alex interviews me. His style is very different from mine and the conversation is a brilliant contrast and compliment to the usual format. Alex plugs: Content: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Content-A-New-British-Sci-Fi-Drama/133914976650155 Echo: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Echo-A-Science-Fantasy/209422702425826 Mentioned: WTF conversation between Louis CK and Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/ http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_111_-_louis_ck_part_1 http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_112_-_louis_ck_part_2 Century City: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377153/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 79 Michael Fenton Stevens
In GBA 79 we get better acquainted with Michael Fenton Stevens. He talks talks about the life as a working actor, being a familiar face, how playing vicars can impact your life, death, friendship, ageing and much, much more. We get into some the behind the scenes stuff of television and radio. We take a tour through the history of UK comedy from someone who has seen it from the inside. But we also get personal with conversation about love, family and friendship, both the beauty of these things and the sadness at their passing. You have almost definitely seen or heard Mike before. He sang the Chicken Song for Spitting Image, he's been in Eastenders, Coronation Street, Casualty, pretty much any comedy series from the last 30 years, Barclays and other adverts, loads and loads of radio, audiobooks, and a vast variety of stage work, including in recent years a strong line in Pantomime Dames. http://www.mikefs.co.uk/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fenton_Stevens Mike doesn't plug anything but then he plugs his sons music: John Fenton / John Fenton-Stevens Pass the peas music: http://www.passthepeasmusic.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 78 Louise
In GBA 78 we get better acquainted with Louise. A different Louise this time! She talks mostly about dance! But that doesn't mean the conversation is limited. We cover the experience of dancing, following and leading, the politics of dancing, a potted history of blues music, the relationship between types of dance, the connection between social struggle and dance, the etiquette of dance, the social value and demographics of dance, and even the science of dance! Louise plugs: Dancing! Social Dancing in general. If you want to dance there are dance nights every night of the week. Easy Dance to start: guaranteed to be dancing in 6 weeks: http://jivenation.co.uk/ If you want to learn swing dancing from the best people in the country: http://www.swingpatrol.co.uk/ Blues dancing: Google: Blues in my shoes, blues baby blues, sin city blues or check out: http://bluesrevolution.co.uk/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 77 The Coventry Years
In GBA 77 we get better acquainted with... Dave. In this special edition of GBA guest host Zoe talks to the man writing this blurb about "The Coventry Years". Prompted by the way that I've hinted at and touched on this time in my life previously in the series but have never fully covered it, I decided to invite one of my closest friends along to host a conversation about it. In this frank and candid conversation I talk about what I've learnt from looking back at those years and some of the "work" I've done on myself as a result. This work is very much connected to, and prompted by, the GBA Project. "The Coventry Years" refers to the time I spent between the ages of 8 and 13 in a house in Coventry which had very thin walls. Some of the main things we cover is the impact of the domestic implosion that happened to my family in that house; how it influenced my character, my future and my burgeoning adolescent sexuality. Thanks so much to Zoe for doing such a brilliant job at witnessing and responding to all this. I couldn't have asked for a better foil! I think she genuinely got better acquainted with me in the process, which was a surprise as we’re pretty open with each other and are long time close friends. I Plug: Considering this quote from the Bright Eyes song Bowl of Oranges in relation to yourself as well as in the context of relationships: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUym7n7fJTQ "And we'll keep working on the problem we know we'll never solve Of Love's uneven remainders, our lives are fractions of a whole. But if the world could remain within a frame like a painting on a wall. Then I think we would see the beauty. Then we would stand staring in awe at our still lives posed like a bowl of oranges, like a story told by the fault lines and the soil." And talking to your parents about their lives, even if they aren't easy for you to talk to. Which is the major theme of this GBA Special:http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-53-to-the-heart-of-it Also mentioned: The full Christmas Story and the Inventing Masturbation story are featured in Episode 1 of the Show: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-1-dave The Cardiff years, and specifically my experiences being bullied in school are covered fully in the Cardiff Special: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-17-cardiff Other parts of my life in Coventry, including Steve's valiant defence of the City, and the intro which I talk about cutting stuff out of, and some hints at the material in this episode, are covered in the Coventry Special: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-64-coventry The GBA with my Step Dad that also touches on the events and themes from this episode is here: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-74-mervyn There have been two GBA conversations that I did with my mum released. The one we talk about most in the episode won't be aired for quite some time. But when it is it will join the first two in this playlist: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-mum-episodes-1/ The set up in North Wales is explored fully in this GBA Extra: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-partition Zoe has a GBA all of her own, it is a good one: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-22-zoe Spark London where the intro was recorded and which has also been very influential on where I find myself currently both personally and creatively can be found here: http://www.sparklondon.com/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 76 Liam
In GBA 76 we get better acquainted with Liam. He talks industrial tuna fishing, what Marxism means in the modern world, hope, perception, environmentalism and smoking, while sitting in my back garden on a sunny day last year. This episode is closer to a debating style than most episodes as we get into the what divides and what unites the red and the black, divisions in left-leaning activism and the roads that led us both to our current personal and political ideas about the world. It’s also one where I talk too much. So it goes! Liam Plugs: The documentaries of Adam Curtis http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/ http://adamcurtisfilms.blogspot.co.uk/ on google video: https://www.google.com/search?q=adam%20curtis&source=vgc&tbm=vid Also mentioned: Billy Collins - The Best Cigarette: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbRifIzMth0 Procrastination: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItMFWpKofSg The Dispossessed: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dispossessed-Ursula-Guin/dp/1857988825 Hugh's Fish Fight: http://www.fishfight.net/hugh-fearnley-whittingstall/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 75 Katy Darby
In GBA 75 we get better acquainted with Katy Darby. She talks co-creating Liars' League, life before and after publication, the importance of editors, short stories, teaching and studying creative writing, how the Internet and eBooks are changing writing and more. Katy Plugs: Her Novel: The Whore's Asylum / The Unpierced Heart http://www.penguinrights.co.uk/Penguin/276809 http://lane7.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/judging-a-book-by-its-title-interview-about-the-renaming-of-the-whores-asylum/ Liars League: Website: http://www.liarsleague.com Next Live Show: Food & Drink, Tuesday 11th September, 7.30pm @ The Phoenix: http://liarsleague.typepad.com/liars_league/2012/09/food-drink-stories-for-tuesday-11th-september.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/liarsleague Search Facebook to join the group. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/liarsleague Liars' League Leeds: http://liarsleague.typepad.com/liars_league/liars-league-leeds.html Liars' League New York: http://www.liarsleaguenyc.com/ Her Blog: http://katydarby.blogspot.co.uk/ Also mentioned: Spark London Hackney Launch, Monday 10th September 7.30pm @ The Hackney Attic): http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Spark_London_Story_Telling/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Neil Gaiman on prose piracy: http://blog.taleist.com/2011/02/12/ebook-promotion-neil-gaiman-says-piracy-is-really-marketing/ You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 74 Mervyn
In GBA 74 we get better acquainted with Mervyn who is still technically my Step Dad. He talks about growing up in Belfast during "The Troubles", working in factories, teaching Physics in Dubai, teaching English in China, living in a tent on a roundabout and lots more. This was a complicated conversation for me, for many reasons, and it moves from personal history to social and political analysis and back. A lot of ground is covered. It is also the first podcast I've recorded while drinking Guinness. Mervyn doesn't plugs anything, but I mention a history of Genghis Kahn that I've been listening to. That history is made by the excellent podcaster Dan Carlin as part of his Hardcore History show: http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hharchive/Show-43---Wrath-of-the-Khans-I/Mongols-Genghis-Chingis http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hharchive/Show-44---Wrath-of-the-Khans-II/Mongols-Genghis-Chingis You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 73 Lucy
In GBA 73 we get better acquainted with the third Lucy of the series. She talks about her 30 years in the Library service in a personal and political account of a life spent in public service. It traces changes in government policy and administrations, windows of opportunity for funding opening and closing and the integration and evolution of children's services into libraries. She paints a portrait of the way London boroughs work and the issues that arise from serving communities that juxtapose extreme poverty with extreme wealth. We also cover having children late in life and her passion (original and then reborn) for Israeli dancing. Lucy was my boss until relatively recently. Lucy plugs political action for the sake of the current and future generations. You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 72 Alison Thea-Skot
GBA Edinburgh Festival 2012 Season: Three weeks of episodes related to the Edinburgh Festival 2012 In GBA 72 we get better acquainted with Alison Thea-Skot. She talks about character comedy, audience participation, acting, writing, singing and why she does what she does. This is the fourth episode of the 2012 GBA Edinburgh Festival Season (http://goosefat101twitterspills.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/around-year-ago-getting-better.html) It's the last episode in the season. This is the 2012 Season as a playlist: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-gba-edinburgh-festival/ This was last years season: http://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/fringe-festival-season Alison plugs her show: Thea-Skot's Miss Adventures: http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/thea-skot-s-miss-adventures 3.40pm 4-26 August at Just the Tonic at The Caves Price: £7 http://www.alisontheaskot.com/ Also mentioned: Margaret: http://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/stand-up-tragedy-15 The Human Tuning Fork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-owFcStjBO0 Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Ben Target: http://bentarget.com/ http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/discover-ben-target The Twisted Twins: http://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/stand-up-tragedy-14 John Kearns: http://www.thatjohnkearns.co.uk/ http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/comedy-reserve Chris Bennion: https://twitter.com/PigLimbedViking Hennessy and Friends: http://www.mirandahennessy.com// http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/hennessy-friends-a-history-of-violence Adam Riches: http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/bring-me-the-head-of-adam-riches You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 71 Edinburgh Festival Special 2012
GBA Edinburgh Festival 2012 Season: Three weeks of episodes related to the Edinburgh Festival 2012 GBA 71 ia the Edinburgh Festival 2012 Special! We get better acquainted with the Festival and the many and varied people and performances that I saw there. It documents my journey into the opening weekend of the 2012 festival, mixing in previews, reviews and conversations! This is the third episode of the 2012 GBA Edinburgh Festival Season (http://goosefat101twitterspills.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/around-year-ago-getting-better.html) You can hear Getting Better Acquainted on Stitcher SmartRadio, Stitcher allows you to listen to your favourite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle Fire and beyond. On-demand and on the go! Don’t have Stitcher? Download it for free today at http://www.stitcher.com or in the app stores. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!
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GBA 70 Superbard
GBA Edinburgh Festival 2012 Season: Three weeks of episodes related to the Edinburgh Festival 2012 (This was last yea