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The Breakup Monologues with Rosie Wilby

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A comedy chat show hosted by award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby. She and a rotating cast of her acclaimed performer pals look back at their best and worst romantic breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right? The Breakup Monologues was initially developed as part of a multi-platform project supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The music used in the series is Hackbeat Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

A comedy chat show hosted by award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby. She and a rotating cast of her acclaimed performer pals look back at their best and worst romantic breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right? The Breakup Monologues was initially developed as part of a multi-platform project supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The music used in the series is Hackbeat Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A comedy chat show hosted by award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby. She and a rotating cast of her acclaimed performer pals look back at their best and worst romantic breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right? The Breakup Monologues was initially developed as part of a multi-platform project supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The music used in the series is Hackbeat Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Twitter:

@rosiewilby

Language:

English

Contact:

44 7764751594


Episodes

Live from Latitude Festival 2022 - with Rachel Parris and Marcus Brigstocke

7/28/2022
In a live episode recorded at Latitude Festival, Rosie chats to comedians Rachel Parris and Marcus Brigstocke about meeting through comedy improv, emoji flirting, wearing a kilt as a seduction technique, making each other laugh, being dumped by mixtape, intense teenage breakups, going to New York alone with no money after a breakup, writing a breakup show, the different pressures on men and women to be in relationships and much more. Recorded at Latitude Festival on 22 July 2022. Please...

Duration:00:46:05

Bonus Episode - Rosie gets married

6/9/2022
In a brief break between live episodes, Rosie reflects on getting married during Pride month and how she learned to find herself and find love through all her many breakups. You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues The Breakup Monologues will also be recording live episodes at Essex Book Festival on 17 June and at Latitude Festival in July: ...

Duration:00:07:50

Live from Brighton Spiegeltent - with Zoe Lyons, Hal Cruttenden and Bibi Lynch

5/26/2022
In a live episode recorded at Brighton Spiegeltent, Rosie chats to comedians Zoe Lyons and Hal Cruttenden plus podcaster Bibi Lynch about separating during a pandemic, living in a friend’s converted garage, buying a midlife crisis sports car, going to therapy, rediscovering your partner again, being single, repackaging yourself, gratitude at being wanted, idealistic fantasy relationships, early crushes and much more. Listen out for a real-time flirtation, relationship, marriage and divorce...

Duration:01:05:31

Live from Kings Place - with Jenny Ryan, Jake Yapp and Martin Joseph

5/12/2022
In a live episode recorded at Kings Place, Rosie puts some breakup quiz questions to The Chase’s Jenny Ryan, comedian Jake Yapp and podcaster Martin Joseph. They also chat about the pain and guilt of being the breaker upper, blocking an ex on social media, attachment patterns, breakup songs and take some unexpected detours into grisly breakup metaphors and voiceover auditions for cheese ads. Recorded at Kings Place on 22 April 2022. You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram...

Duration:01:06:27

Live from Cambridge Comedy Festival - with Esther Manito

4/28/2022
In a live episode recorded early one Sunday in a somewhat secret wooded glade at Cambridge Comedy Festival, Rosie chats to comedian Esther Manito on her thirteenth wedding anniversary (with her husband and friends in attendance) about sticking together, starting standup comedy as a mother of small children, whether dick pics existed in the olden days, arguing in the background of her daughter’s Zoom lesson during lockdown, what happens when friends break up, the ethics of love drugs and why...

Duration:00:38:01

Live from Faversham Literary Festival - with Anouchka Grose

4/14/2022
In a live episode recorded at Faversham Literary Festival, Rosie chats to psychoanalyst and author Anouchka Grose about monogamy in the animal world, how ethical non-monogamy could inform a new version of monogamy, how we measure the value of relationships, celebrities that your partner would give you a pass to sleep with, decoding our childhood programming about love, no-fault divorce, pandemic dating and how Anouchka inadvertently called the police when a guy showed her a dick pic....

Duration:00:52:08

Live from Poplar Union - with Rachel Thompson, Sangeeta Pillai and Victoria Richards

3/31/2022
In a live episode recorded at Poplar Union, Rosie chats to journalist and author Rachel Thompson, journalist and poet Victoria Richards and podcaster and activist Sangeeta Pillai about teenage crushes, lockdown flings and breakups, trying to to be overly cool about meeting your ex’s new partner, discovering dating apps, being single and how the matriarchal Nair community of Kerala used to dump a man by leaving his shoes outside the door! Recorded at Poplar Union on 17 February 2022. You can...

Duration:00:43:30

Live from Poplar Union - with Jordan Gray and Vix Leyton

3/17/2022
In a live episode recorded at Poplar Union, Rosie chats to comedian and screenwriter Jordan Gray and comedian and Comedy Arcade podcaster Vix Leyton about ex-partners turning up to gigs, teenage heartbreak, the pitfalls of trying to get revenge on an ex via performing in a goth metal band, rudimentary early methods of online chat, whether Halloween should become the new Valentine’s Day, sexy pumpkin outfits, reclaiming a sense of agency by listening to Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins,...

Duration:00:48:59

Bonus Highlights Episode with Sindhu Vee, Jess Fostekew and Haley McGee

2/13/2022
As recording for season 5 begins, Rosie presents a few highlights from season 4 along with a clip of The Breakup Monologues audiobook. You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues Our next live recordings are at Poplar Union on Feb 17 and at Faversham Literary Festival on Feb 19. Book...

Duration:00:06:33

Looking for My Sister: Pilot

9/30/2021
Here’s something a bit different this week. Rosie has been working on a pilot for this new podcast idea… I am an only child. I do not have a sister. As far as I know. That is enough for the rational, scientific part of me, the part inherited from my pragmatic mathematician father. Yet I have always believed deep within the more spiritual part of me that I do have a sister. So where the hell is she? This is a story about the conflict between what we know and what we feel... and how we make...

Duration:01:41:06

Live from London Podcast Festival at King's Place - with Ania Magliano, Haley McGee and Sarah Mills

9/16/2021
In a live episode recorded at London Podcast Festival, Rosie chats to comedian Ania Magliano, author of The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, Haley McGee, and creator of The Chemo Chat Show, Sarah Mills, about whether we can calculate a mathematical formula for the cost of love, crying so much that your nose bleeds, the dubious reliability of scientific studies, smoking after a breakup, first date locations, why fleeting relationships and their unexplored potential can torture people the most and...

Duration:01:11:27

Live from Green Man Festival - with Jude Rogers

9/2/2021
In a live episode recorded in Einstein’s Garden at Green Man Festival, Rosie chats to journalist and author Jude Rogers about her forthcoming book The Sound of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives, how music can help us to heal after a breakup and Jude’s breakup playlist choices from Abba, Blur, Soft Cell, Erasure and Will Young. Recorded at Green Man Festival on 22 August 2021. You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book...

Duration:00:40:27

Live from Underbelly Festival - with Felicity Ward and Maisie Adam

8/12/2021
In a live episode recorded at Underbelly Festival, Rosie chats to comedians Felicity Ward and Maisie Adam about meeting partners at raves and at Edinburgh Fringe, dating apps, gender stereotypes, being an awkward teenager and the future of breaking up over TikTok. Recorded at Underbelly Festival on 7 August 2021. You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and buy The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues The...

Duration:00:55:15

Live from Primadonna Festival - with Helen Lederer and Samantha Baines

8/5/2021
In a live episode recorded at Primadonna Festival, Rosie looks to comedians and authors Helen Lederer and Samantha Baines for wedding advice. They discuss wedding dress fittings, cats, sorbet relationships, sexual explosions, Dawn French’s matchmaking skills and sex in toilets, hot tubs and swimming pools. Rosie also has a lightbulb moment about why she’s so fascinated by talking about breakups - if you document a relationship’s ending, you acknowledge that it existed in the first place....

Duration:00:41:52

Live from Wimbledon Book Fest - with Shappi Khorsandi

6/24/2021
In a live episode (our first with an actual audience for some time!) recorded at Wimbledon Book Fest, Rosie is joined by acclaimed comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi. They discuss how the way we talk about relationships has evolved, the self-knowledge and empowerment that can come from being single, how her divorce coincided with the moment her career was really taking off, how running and books helped her through heartbreak, how her ADHD impacts relationships, an unfortunate electrolysis...

Duration:00:56:15

The Four Seasons of Breakups - with Dave Pickering

5/20/2021
Rosie is joined by podcaster, writer, performer and Breakup Monologues producer Dave Pickering to reflect on the first four seasons of the podcast, what they’ve learned from the show and the guests, their personal highlights and Dave’s teenage breakups. You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues and preorder The Breakup Monologues book from all good bookshops: https://linktr.ee/breakupmonologues The Breakup Monologues will also be recording live episodes...

Duration:00:47:49

Live from Poplar Union - with Sindhu Vee

5/6/2021
In a special live online episode recorded in partnership with Poplar Union, Rosie is joined by award-winning comedian, podcaster, writer and actor Sindhu Vee. They discuss the work that it takes to keep a marriage going, how she learned about addiction when her mother ran a nonprofit drug and alcohol rehab from their home, her decision not to have an arranged marriage, meeting her husband, learning to compromise but not at the cost of your self respect, why first loves are not the ones to...

Duration:00:46:44

Live from Poplar Union - with Jessica Fostekew

4/22/2021
In a special live online episode recorded in partnership with Poplar Union, Rosie is joined by comedian and Hoovering podcast host Jessica Fostekew. They discuss her journey along the sexuality spectrum, pansexuality, the privilege attached to coming to queerness later in life after a more heteronormative existence, how therapy helped her to break up as kindly as possible with the father of her child, the shifting social attitudes to whether women can or should leave relationships, how she...

Duration:00:41:52

How to Move On - with Laura Kay, Sam Pamphilon and Terri White

4/8/2021
Rosie investigates how to move on (or not) after trauma. She speaks to author Laura Kay about her novel The Split and the real life breakup experiences that inspired it, whether we need travel discounts for the newly broken-hearted, the nuances of queer endings and why she thinks the aftermath of a separation is a good time to make big life decisions. Rosie also chats to actor, comedian and writer Sam Pamphilon about what happens when you and your ex stay living in the same house and how to...

Duration:00:59:01

Breakups and Travel - with Anna Hart, Carl Donnelly and Rachel Creeger

3/25/2021
Rosie investigates how travel can help us heal after a breakup. She speaks to author and travel writer Anna Hart about a youthful hedonistic post-heartbreak trip to Holland which involved sleeping wrapped in a curtain on a drug dealer’s floor, the joyful power of dancing and how we can still channel the spirit of travel when we have to stay in one location. Rosie also chats to award-winning comedian Carl Donnelly about a post-divorce trip to India that gave him a new perspective on some of...

Duration:01:11:27