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We chat to amazing guests about their personal relationship with The Beatles, and discover how their lives and work have been influenced by the greatest band of them all. Guests include Adam Buxton, Jon Ronson, Mae Martin, Elis James, Josh Widdicombe, John Robins, Matthew E White, Kevin Eldon, Shaparak Khorsandi, Nish Kumar, Field Music and many more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The internet is full of misinformation about recreational drugs - both legal and illegal. Dr Suzi Gage, a psychologist interested in understanding associations between substance use and mental health, tackles one substance per episode - providing information about what we know - the harms, but also potential benefits of these substances. There's no hype, no spin and no judgement, just information. In the first series, she is in conversation with rapper Scroobius Pip. See acast.com/privacy fo ...
 
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In this episode Helen is joined by Shivani, who graduated in Medicine in 2021. Shivani looks back on her experiences of 5th year, and how reflection and journaling unexpectedly helped her cope with lockdowns and difficult situations on placement.By Dr Helen West and Dr Suzi Gage, Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool
 
It's the YOPB Christmas Special! Jack & Robin are joined by some friends of the podcast to chat about Get Back as we bid farewell to series 2. Guests popping in include James Acaster, Christine Feldman-Barrett, John Bradley, Sam Carter, Matthew Crosby, Elis James, Geoff Lloyd, Josie Long, Pictish Trail, John Robins, Jon Ronson, Matthew E White and …
 
Niamh graduated in Medicine in 2021 and was Wellbeing rep for LivPsych last year. Last Christmas, she wrote a blogpost about the “12 Days of Wellbeing”, including the Ultimate Boxing Day Sandwich: https://mindinconversation.wordpress.com/2020/12/23/niamhs-12-days-of-wellbeing/ If you’re a medical, nursing or AHP student, and you’d like to talk on t…
 
It's another Xmas bonus podcast! Before we wrap up the show with our festive Get Back special, here's our trip to Abbey Road from August. On an unforgettable summer's evening, Jack, Robin and friend of the show, Elis James, fulfil a life-long dream of stepping over the zebra crossing and through the famous doors of Abbey Road studios. In this speci…
 
As a little festive treat, here is our bonus episode from earlier this year. Johnny White Really-Really returns to the podcast as we challenge each other to cover some Beatles songs! Listen to us pick each other's songs, discuss the process of recording and producing them, and then hear the results in full! Many thanks to James Whiting for mixing a…
 
A live episode! In front of a lovely crowd at the awesome Latitude Festival, back in July 2021. Suzi Gage headed to Suffolk and was joined by previous SWTD guest Fiona Spargo-Mabbs. Their discussion covered all aspects of how to talk with your family about drugs - what age should discussions happen? How do teens want these conversations to happen? …
 
Broadcaster Shaun Keaveny joins Jack and Robin this week to chat about his love of the Beatles. Shaun chats to Jack and Robin about his experiences with the band growing up, interviewing Paul and Ringo for Eight Days a Week, and we take a deep dive into the Super Deluxe re-release of Let It Be. Jack and Robin also offer some more thoughts on The Be…
 
Medical students have made a vital contribution to the COVID vaccination programme in Liverpool There have been lots of challenges along the way, but it has transformed many people’s lives and is changing how healthcare is delivered. In this episode Helen talks to Aileen, who recently graduated in medicine and worked as a vaccinator, and Rachel Ste…
 
Comedian and podcaster Adam Buxton joins us to share his Personal Beatles. In this suitably rambling chat, Jack and Robin talk to Adam about everything from the Stars on 45 Beatles medley, the 2000 TV movie Two of US, recording his version of How Do You Sleep, and of course, interviewing Sir Paul on his podcast. You can also hear some unheard audio…
 
There have been many reports about drink spiking in recent weeks and months. Suzi is joined by Dr Lata Gautam from Anglia Ruskin University to talk about what we mean by drink spiking, what substances are thought to be used, and what a person might experience if their drink is spiked. Lata also describes some of her work exploring what people under…
 
Jack and Robin are back with the first of our post-series extra podcasts. This week, Belfast-based author Wendy Erskine joins us to share her personal Beatles, as well as discussing her recent interview with Paul McCartney: The Lyrics editor, poet Paul Muldoon, and her own short stories including 2018's Sweet Home. We also have an extended intro in…
 
After a break in podcast episodes, we’re back with a second series. Things are very different to when we were releasing podcast episodes before, but we are still “Coping with COVID” in various ways. In this episode, Helen is joined by Henry, who recently graduated in Medicine. He talks about some of the situations he found most difficult during his…
 
Johnny Lynch AKA Pictish Trail joins us this week from the Isle of Eigg to share his Personal Beatles. We chat about his formative Brit Pop years, his first exposure to The Beatles in second hand CD shops in America, and how he set up is record label, Lost Map. Johnny’s critically acclaimed latest album as Pictish Trail, Thumb World, is available n…
 
This week, Jack and Robin are joined by Alasdair MacLean of the band The Clientele. We discuss the impact Twist and Shout and Strawberry Fields had on Alasdair, slightly dodgy Beatles compilations including Beatles Ballads and the Rock n Roll Music albums of the 70s, the book, Songwriting Secrets of the Beatles, and a whopping controversial Beatles…
 
For more than 18 months, the global COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every part of society. And with more and more data being shared by the minute, we've become swamped with information - and that's not a good thing right now. So to learn more about the "infodemic", we're joined by Samantha Yammine (Canada's favourite science communicator/neur…
 
Jeremy Pritchard of the band Everything Everything joins Jack and Robin this week to reveal his personal Beatles and take a deep dive into Paul's bass playing. We chat about what makes a McCartney bass lines special, the influences on Everything Everything's approach to songwriting, and Jeremy offers his 'controversial Beatles opinion'. Everything …
 
American academic, Christine Feldman-Barrett joins us this week to discuss her personal Beatles and her new book, A Women's History of the Beatles. Christine is a senior lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, and chats to Jack and Robin about the how her love of the Beatles and her connections to Hamburg and the epicentre of grun…
 
Folk singer and songwriter Jim Moray pops in this weeks to chat about his personal Beatles. In a fascinating and rambling chat, Jim talks about the presence of Beatles songs in the folk cannon, the 'Sgt Pepper of folk', Bright Phoebus by The Watersons, and we take a deepish dive into the Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello demos from the 1980s. See a…
 
Music journalist and author Laura Barton joins Jack & Robin to discuss growing up in the Beatles heartland of North West England. In a very sprawling chat, we cover everything from the intensity of being a music fan 17, the joy of sad songs, the ever-changing relationship with Beatles albums, and her experiences interviewing some musical heroes inc…
 
We're back for Episode 50! Break ups can be hard for everyone but eventually, you get over them. Right? This week, we take a deep dive into the world of relationships, neuroscience and medicine as we try to find out if science can answer the question: "can heartbreak actually break your heart?" We jump into: Coming to America (4:03) Lockdown love l…
 
Comedian, broadcaster and 1/3 of the fantastic sketch group, Pappy's, Matthew Crosby joins us this week to talk in depth about Yellow Submarine, Beatles for Sale, and Richard Curtis's Yesterday, amongst many other things. You can also hear Jack make a pig's ear of the introduction to Mr Moonlight. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy a…
 
On the show this week is the fantastic comedian and host of The Mash Report, Nish Kumar. Nish reveals his love of the Beatles Anthology, notably the gigantic silver book, and how his love for the Beatles and the music of the 60s shaped his musical taste, with lots of chat about Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. Amongst many other things, we discuss Georg…
 
Felicity Ward, the fantastic Australian comedian and actor joins Jack & Robin this week to discuss her Personal Beatles. In this fantastically wandering chat, topics up for discussion include Felicity loves of The White Album and Abbey Road, formative musical loves including Urge Overkill, British Big Beat acts of the 90s, and Wilco. We also lean s…
 
Award winning broadcast, podcaster and Beatles superfan Geoff Lloyd joins Jack and Robin this week to share his personal Beatles. There's fantastic chats about Beatle fandom, what it's like interviewing Paul, and what made The Beatles the GOAT. Check out Geoff's podcast, Beatle Juice wherever you get your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
This week's guests is the fantastic comedian and writer, Shappi Khorsandi. Jack & Robin chat to Shappi over a glass of wine about her introduction to The Beatles, which includes a Beatles-themes school play about an Ealing shopping centre, and the Fab Four's place in our shared cultural identity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
David and Peter Brewis of Field Music join Jack & Robin to discuss their personal Beatles. There's special love for Ringo, how Happiness is a Warm Gun shaped their sound, and the enduring influence of The Beatles and George Martin on their music. Field Music are a rock band from Sunderland who have been releasing music since 2004. Their latest albu…
 
We're back! Jack & Robin are returning for another series of Your Own Personal Beatles with more amazing guests. Make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss out on more of our favourite comedians, musicians, writers and broadcasters discussing their own Personal Beatles. If you want to gain access to ad-free, extended episodes as well as monthly …
 
Helen discusses resilience with Dr Warren Donnellan. Warren talks about the ecological model of resilience and identifying the resources that can help us through challenging times. Here are links to the two papers that Warren refers to in the podcast: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13607863.2014.977771?journalCode=camh20 https://www.ta…
 
This week, we find out what Suhail has been doing for all the months he's spent in lockdown. From navigating work and sex during a global health crisis to lockdown vices and Discord vaccine conspiracies, we chat about how his life has changed over the last year. A quick note: this episode talks about death, mental health issues and intensive care. …
 
In this episode, Helen is joined by Etienne, a third year diagnostic radiography student who has worked and been on placement in the NHS during COVID-19. We talked about how placements have been different during the pandemic, and what parts of the experience have stood out for her. If you’re a medical, nursing or AHP student, and you’d like to talk…
 
Surprise! As a Christmas treat, here's more from our festive chat with John Robins, in which John talks about his favourite Beatles songs, more cans are consumed, and everything gets a little bit silly. Contains language that might make Santa sad. Happy Christmas and thanks for listening. J & R. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informa…
 
In this episode, Helen talks to Danny Blair, a Lecturer in Radiotherapy at the University of Liverpool. They discuss the importance of social connections, how the Radiotherapy Department have been supporting students during COVID-19, and Danny shares his tips for hosting a great Zoom quiz. We’d love to hear your feedback and experiences. You can co…
 
It's a YOPB Christmas special! And as a festive treat, we're joined by comedian, broadcaster and Beatle-skeptic, John Robins for a very merry, can-fuelled session. Will we convert John into a Beatlemaniac and get him to renounce Queen? Seems unlikely, but you'll have to listen to find out. We also offer our thoughts on Paul McCartney's new Lockdown…
 
In this episode, Helen is joined by Dr Dean Burnett, a neuroscientist and author. They talk about the effect on our mental wellbeing of spending time outdoors or with a view of nature, and the new appreciation many of us have for going outside after lockdown and self-isolation. We’d love to hear your feedback and experiences. You can contact us at …
 
Helen is joined by Professor Vicky Karkou, Director for the Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing at Edge Hill University. Lots of us have been dancing, singing, painting, cooking, gardening, and doing craft projects during COVID-19. In this episode we talk about how arts and creativity benefit our mental wellbeing, the research evidence in this a…
 
In this episode, Helen is joined by Professor Laurence Alison and Emily Alison, to revisit the topic of resilience (episode 2). We talk about the four pillars of resilience: health, purpose, joy and feedback, and think about strategies to help us keep going after months of challenges and uncertainty. More information about resilience and stress, in…
 
A live episode recorded earlier in the year in London at Vault Festival, in association with Child.org. Suzi speaks to Alex Aldridge. Alex is a Phd student at Royal Holloway, researching sex, drugs and sexual ethics. The conversation touches on various aspects around drug use during or around sex, including chemsex, issues of consent, and in partic…
 
In this episode, Helen is joined by Luke, a junior doctor who worked as a sub-FY1 in the NHS at the end of his final year of medical school. We talked about what it’s been like, the things that have helped him to cope, and the importance of looking out for each other.If you’re a medical, nursing or AHP student, and you’d like to talk on the podcast…
 
In this episode Suzi talks to James Nicholls, the CEO of an organisation called Transform, who are a think-tank working in drug policy reform. The conversation covers what is meant by various different types of drug policy, from regulation to decriminalisation to legalisation, as well as discussing what evidence-based drug policy might look like, b…
 
Josh Widdicombe is here to share his personal Beatles in a bumper episode. In addition to Josh's relationship with the Fab Four, we chat about Glastonbury, the danger of becoming a music dweeb, persisting with Pet Sounds, and being pranked by Trout Mask Replica. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this episode Suzi speaks to Tom West, head of operations in one of the University’s institutes, about how he changed how he consumed news, after finding it was impacting on his mental health. This includes an exploration of the evidence around how news can affect us, strategies he found worked for him, and how the COVID-19 pandemic interfered wi…
 
It's a Yoko Ono special! Actor and comedian Gabby Best joins us to talk about her love for Yoko Ono, and particularly her Twitter feed. Other topics of discussion include reassessing Yoko and her work, musical theatre audition nightmares, roasted baguettes, and the 1993 power ballad from the film The Three Musketeers. We also hear the details of Ga…
 
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