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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 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

The Breakup that Broke the ‘Rules’ - with Sarah Southern, Kimberley Wilson and Paula Varjack

3/11/2021
Rosie unravels the mystery of why one of her breakups, after only a couple of dates, ripped to the heart of her vulnerabilities... and transported her right back to feeling excluded at school. She speaks to comedian and coach Sarah Southern about how one of the ‘rules’ of breakups - the idea that the length of time it takes to recover is proportional to the length of time you were together - doesn’t always apply. They share stories about fleeting connections that left a big impression on...

Duration:01:09:24

The Future of Breakups - with Mia Levitin, Shazia Mirza and Lola Phoenix

2/25/2021
Rosie investigates the future of breakups. She speaks to author of The Future of Seduction and cultural critic Mia Levitin, who re-entered the dating game after divorcing in her thirties... and found that dating really had become a game. They discuss ghosting, the paradox of choice, video dating and robot companions. Rosie also chats to award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza about the near-future possibility of taking an ‘anti-love drug’ to forget a bad breakup and how long-term relationships...

Duration:01:12:33

Celebrating Singledom - with Helen Thorn, Francesca Specter and Juliet Meyers

2/11/2021
To launch this brand new season, Rosie investigates and celebrates singledom. She speaks to Scummy Mummies podcaster Helen Thorn, who found herself suddenly single after twenty-two years of marriage just as the U.K. went into lockdown. Helen entered a sort of ‘separation boot camp’, filled with sad songs and sneaky fags at the back of the garden, in the absence of being able to hug friends. But she revelled in the liberation of reclaiming the house, spending quality time with her children...

Duration:01:00:22

Bonus Highlights Episode with Miranda Sawyer, Carly Smallman, Nat Luurtsema, Kate Leaver and Abigail Tarttelin

6/4/2020
While the Breakup Monologues team await the return of live shows, Rosie presents a few highlights from episodes recorded in 2019 at Kings Place and Port Eliot Festival. Featuring Miranda Sawyer, Carly Smallman, Nat Luurtsema, Kate Leaver and Abigail Tarttelin on sexual health misdiagnosis mishaps, friendship breakups and much more. If you listen to The Breakup Monologues, please go to www.podcastviews.com and fill in the short survey. You could win a £50 Amazon voucher. You can now...

Duration:00:16:45

Bonus episode with Kate Cheka

4/23/2020
In this bonus episode, Rosie is joined by comedian and podcaster Kate Cheka to discuss how social distancing and lockdown are affecting the dating scene in Berlin and what happens when you move in with someone you’ve only just met. If you listen to The Breakup Monologues, please go to www.podcastviews.com and fill in the short survey. You could win a £50 Amazon voucher. You can now follow The Breakup Monologues on Instagram @breakupmonologues You can subscribe to The Breakup...

Duration:00:19:20

My Chemical Romance? Part 2

4/16/2020
In the second part of a special mini season, Rosie hears your stories about the ways in which drugs we currently take (such as SSRI antidepressants, contraceptive pills and recreational drugs like alcohol) are influencing our romantic choices and asks whether you would ever take a love drug. Contributors include comedian Kate Smurthwaite, author Abigail Tarttelin and podcaster Caitlin Durante. This podcast includes content funded by the British Podcast Awards and the Wellcome...

Duration:00:43:21

My Chemical Romance? - with Brian D. Earp

3/26/2020
In the first part of a special mini season, Rosie is joined by Brian D. Earp, author of Love is the Drug, to discuss the ways in which drugs we currently take (such as SSRI antidepressants, contraceptive pills and recreational drugs like alcohol) are influencing our romantic choices. How could SSRIs and MDMA be used either to help us stay in a long-term relationship or to reduce the traumatic effects of leaving one? How should these biochemical interventions work alongside actions like...

Duration:00:42:11

with Chris Neill and Faye Treacy

2/27/2020
Rosie is joined by comedians Chris Neill and Faye Treacy to discuss glasses, exploding bras, looking for a dog after a breakup, being dumped while on a flight to New York to see your lover, dating apps, unrequited love, growing up queer and giving up drinking. Recorded at Poplar Union on Feb 13 2020. The next London live recordings are at Kings Place on March 20 and April 24. Book tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/the-breakup-monologues/ If you listen to The...

Duration:00:48:38

with Lee Peart and Diane Spencer

2/20/2020
Rosie is joined by comedians Lee Peart and Diane Spencer to discuss sex, open relationships, whether or not to cut off contact with an ex, whether the drama of toxic relationships can become addictive and getting breathalysed by the police while dressed in a cowboy outfit and a trench coat. Recorded at Poplar Union on Feb 13 2020. The next London live recordings are at Kings Place on March 20 and April 24. Book tickets: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/the-breakup-monologues/ If...

Duration:00:42:57

with Matt Hoss and Kate Fox

2/6/2020
Rosie is joined by comedian Matt Hoss and poet Kate Fox to discuss the role that outdoor swimming plays in our breakups, whether getting a dog ruins your sex life, the idea of liminality and the creative space that breakups open up, falling in love while going through a breakup, Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy and the bizarre experience of recording a podcast about breakups just down the road from your very recent ex’s house. Recorded at Podcast Social Club in Thirsk on Nov 23 2019. Our...

Duration:00:57:11

with Sadia Azmat, Mariana Feijó and Kemah Bob

11/21/2019
Rosie is joined by comedians Sadia Azmat, Kemah Bob and Mariana Feijó to discuss how polyamory changes the conversation around breakups, the stigma faced by divorced Asian women, sex with the ex, advising your mum to be poly, dating in a foreign language and the problems with serial monogamy. Recorded at Kings Place on Nov 8 2019. Our next live recordings are at Podcast Social Club in Thirsk on Nov 23. Book tickets: http://www.podcastsocialclub.com Our next London live recordings are at...

Duration:00:52:15

with Helen Croydon and Luke Turner

11/14/2019
Rosie is joined by authors Helen Croydon and Luke Turner to discuss the new journeys and life adventures that we embark on in the wake of a breakup, bisexuality, forests, nature, running, extreme sports and the ex who takes all the CDs and cutlery and lands you with a speeding ticket when they borrow your car. Recorded at Kings Place on Nov 8 2019. Our next live recordings are at Podcast Social Club in Thirsk on Nov 23. Book tickets:http://www.podcastsocialclub.com You can now follow The...

Duration:00:48:16

with Dr Anna Machin and Charvy Narain

10/31/2019
Rosie is joined by evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin and science communicator Charvy Narain to discuss the similarities between breakups and drug withdrawal, sniffing babies, divorce rates around the world, the increase in divorces among UK women over fifty, eating chocolate to recover from heartbreak, the ethics of love drugs and being dumped online versus face to face. Recorded at The Bullingdon as part of IF Oxford on Oct 23 2019. The next London live recordings are at Kings...

Duration:00:50:25

with Meg-John Barker, Iszi Lawrence and Sharan Dhaliwal

10/24/2019
Rosie is joined by academic, therapist and author Meg-John Barker, comedian and podcaster Iszi Lawrence and journalist Sharan Dhaliwal to discuss looking beyond the binary breakup scripts of needing to move rapidly from love to hate, relationship anarchy, placing a value on friendships and other types of connection outside of traditional romantic relationships, breakup language, bisexuality, biphobia, polyamory, labels, early sexologists, saving the world and much more. Recorded at Kings...

Duration:00:47:35

with Kate Spicer and Miranda Kane

10/17/2019
Rosie is joined by journalist and author Kate Spicer and comedian and podcaster Miranda Kane to discuss how dogs and cats bring levity into our relationships but disrupt our sex lives when they hog the middle of the bed, the transformative nature of breakups, how sex workers are depicted in the media and harnessing our sexual power. Recorded at Kings Place on Oct 11 2019. The next London live recordings are at Kings Place on Nov 8. Book tickets:...

Duration:00:41:04

with Katy Brand and Miranda Sawyer

10/3/2019
Rosie is joined by comedian and author Katy Brand and journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer to discuss how cultural influences from Dirty Dancing and Mary Poppins to James Bond books and Blondie influenced their early thoughts about love and sexuality, internet dates in the days of dial-up, how desire waxes and wanes during midlife particularly for women at perimenopause and how this can lead us to suddenly fancying someone totally inappropriate, how breakups can fuel our creativity......

Duration:00:49:48

with Robyn Perkins and Lynn Ruth Miller

5/23/2019
Rosie is joined by comedians Robyn Perkins and Lynn Ruth Miller to discuss the third date rule, the evolutionary drives underpinning our relationship behaviours, lesbian divorce rates, participating in scientific sex research and online dating for the over-80s. Recorded at Kings Place on May 10 2019. The next London live recordings are at Kings Place in the Autumn (however you can also catch us at festivals in July). Book tickets at:...

Duration:00:46:37