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A husband and wife comedy podcast hosted by world traveller and best-selling comedy author Liz Deacle and her partner-in- crime, husband, Brian. The couple talks candidly, hilariously and honestly about travel, family, food and trying hard to get through the second half of life in one piece... Expect frank and funny chats as well as wine, laughter and the occasional leak of urine.

Location:

New Zealand

Description:

A husband and wife comedy podcast hosted by world traveller and best-selling comedy author Liz Deacle and her partner-in- crime, husband, Brian. The couple talks candidly, hilariously and honestly about travel, family, food and trying hard to get through the second half of life in one piece... Expect frank and funny chats as well as wine, laughter and the occasional leak of urine.

Twitter:

@lizdeacle

Language:

English

Contact:

+64 27 847 9475


Episodes
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Goodbye. For now

5/21/2024
No description. No words. Just a story. And a thank you. A huge, huge thank you. Thank you for allowing me to share the intimate details of such a sad and heartbreaking time. And for confirming that no matter who we are, where we live, what we look like, or how we spend our days: Our hearts beat as one. And now, a tribute to the woman who made it all seem so very easy. I love you. Liz x

Duration:00:18:19

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Unexpected Respite

4/15/2024
Wrong. Wrong. And wrong again. You'd think that I'd have learned by now. I've had fifty-three years to practice, after all. But no. Still, I make the mistake of thinking that to make things 'better' and 'easier', I must look outside of myself. Go far afield. Spend a ton of money and wrap my mum and me up in cashmere rugs, then sit alongside Rose and Kathy Bates in first class on the Titanic. Way off, Liz. Not even close. This week's podcast update is brought to you with love, tenderness and gratitude. And a few tears. We wanted to share three things that happened to us in the past few weeks. Small serenities that brought unexpected comfort and respite while we attempt to navigate the imminent loss of my lovely mum. Thank you for allowing us this safe space to share the intimate details of this challenging time in our lives. You are wonderful. Yours, Liz and Brian xx PS: If you enjoy the podcast and would like to show your support, please consider leaving us a short 5-star review. It only takes a minute. You can review the It's a Drama Podcast here Thank you x nks mentioned in the show: If you aren't yet signed up for Liz's Front Row Famous Newsletter and would like to receive weekly emails, sign up for free here. Tessa's show in Wellington (she's the girl on the poster!!) Natasha, Pierre &The Great Comet of 1812

Duration:00:32:35

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Say it. While you still can

4/2/2024
This was one of the hardest podcast episodes I have ever recorded. But it was necessary. I won't watch the recording back because I know for a fact that I'll get cold feet and tell Bri to delete it. So. I hope it's okay and that it isn't too upsetting for you—my sincere apologies if it is. My intention was never to make you feel sad, only strong. Hugged. Confident. Brave enough to speak your truth. To always say what you wish to say to the people who matter the most. Because the world needs truth. The world needs real. The world needs people like you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening. Yours, Liz x Links mentioned in the show: If you aren't yet signed up for Liz's Front Row newsletter and would like to receive weekly emails, including the email that Liz and Brian talked about in today's episode, sign up for free here

Duration:00:34:41

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Troubled Times

3/12/2024
Another behind-the-scenes podcast where Liz and Brian share their decision to discuss such personal details about their marriage and life in public (including talking about Liz's mum, who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer). The couple talks about how their family is (trying) to navigate the "new normal", addressing guilt, wrestling with emotions and lastly, the importance of not assuming to know what others are thinking or feeling. You never know. Not ever. If you doubt this statement, just remember what I told you about the Spitfire. This podcast is my and Brian's outlet: our escape, our therapy. And we really, really hope it feels the same for you too. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us your ear and allowing us into your life each week to chat. You are incredibly important, cherished and loved by us both. Links mentioned in the show: Liz's Front Row newsletter. The best of my writing is shared in my weekly newsletter with the people I care about the most. Sign up now for The (FREE) Front Row Newsletter, and let me connect with and inspire you. And if I don't manage to do that, I promise to have you peeing your pants with laughter. There/How's that for an offer?? Sign up for the Front Row Newsletter here.

Duration:00:50:18

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Coping. Or Not. (Behind-the-Scenes)

2/26/2024
This week is a behind-the-scenes podcast where Liz explains why she shared a very personal journal entry with three thousand people and the outcome of doing so. Links mentioned in the show: If you aren't yet signed up for Liz's Front Row newsletter and would like to receive weekly emails, including the email that Liz and Brian talked about in today's episode, email Liz at liz@itsadrama.com, and she will send it to you, gladly. Thank you for being you, for listening and for adding your beautiful smile to the world. Stay safe, and Kia Kaha. All love, Liz and Brian Follow us on: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:44:42

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Braving Alternative Therapy. Torture or Bliss?

2/13/2024
Yesterday, Liz experienced floatation therapy. Spent the day floating in a tank of salt water. Alone. No lights. No sounds. No Bri. This week, the couple discuss the experience and Brian voices his very strong opinions on 'Crotch Eye-balling' and other weird and wonderful alternative therapies. Sit back, nod, relate, and giggle while the couple talks about whacky stress relief, disastrous Greek hotels, and listener holiday laments. Enjoy! We want to hear from you! Drop us a comment below or email liz@itsadrama and let us know what alternative therapy you have experienced! How was it?? Links mentioned in the show: Sign up for Liz's FREE newsletter, The Front Row, now! Get Liz's book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES📕 (now available on audio!) Join us in using the BEST travel hack in the world, HOUSESITTING. Use our exclusive discount code to get a WHOPPING 25% off TrustedHousesitting ❤️ Like what you heard? Please rate and review the It's a Drama Podcast here The Floatation Sanctuary New Plymouth, New Zealand is here! We want to hear from you! Comment below and let us know what alternative therapy you have experienced! How was it?? You can also email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com or leave a comment below!

Duration:00:59:52

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Swanky places & second-rate service. What the??

2/5/2024
In this week's podcast, Liz shares a recent scary memory loss experience on her solo vacation in New Zealand, Brian gets jealous about a bloke named Bernaaard, and the husband and wife couple explores why people love to visit swanky-pants places but are always too embarrassed to complain when they are treated badly... Enjoy! Links mentioned in the show: Sign up for Liz's FREE newsletter, The Front Row, now! Get Liz's book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES📕 (now available on audio!) Join us in using the BEST travel hack in the world, HOUSESITTING. Use our exclusive discount code to get a WHOPPING 25% off TrustedHousesitting ❤️ Like what you heard? Please rate and review the It's a Drama Podcast here We want to hear from you! Drop us a line and let us know what fancy-pants place you have been to that didn't live up to its reputation! Please email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com

Duration:00:54:39

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Wayward spending & Angry Reviews

1/30/2024
In this week's show, Liz and Brian dive into the world of negative reviews and comments. Brian shares a lifelong criticism, and Liz is irked by her husband spending their millions without asking... Enjoy! Links mentioned in the show: You can very kindly REVIEW Liz's Book HERE! Sign up for Liz's FREE newsletter, The Front Row, now! Get Liz's book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES📕 (now available on audio!) Join us in using the BEST travel hack in the world, HOUSESITTING. Use our exclusive discount code to get a WHOPPING 25% off TrustedHousesitting by Clicking here! Liz's VIRAL (woo hoo!) Quora post on India We want to hear from you! Drop us a line and let us know where you're listening from. Please email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com Don't forget to leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app (PLEASE!!) and share this podcast with a friend! Sharing is caring, and your support means the world to us! ❤️

Duration:00:44:13

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2024. What's up & what's in

1/21/2024
I don't know about you, but I get the feeling that people are ready for a change. I'm not sure what that collective "change" is, but I know there is one. I can feel it. Deep in my bones. Under the bits of orangey, saggy flesh. In this week's podcast, as well as bringing you bang up-to-date with what's been going on in the the world of La Deacles, we wanted to share a few personal "ins". Ins for 2024. My 'ins' are deep and meaningful. Brian's are...well ...they're... very Brianish. All this to say, this week's show is blinkin' hilarious. Enjoy! Don't forget to leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app (PLEASE!!) and share this podcast with a friend! Sharing is caring, and your support means the world to us! ❤️ We want to hear from you! Drop us a line and let us know where in the world you're listening from. Please email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com Links mentioned in the show: Sign up for Liz's FREE newsletter, The Front Row, now! Liz's latest book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES📕 (now available on audio!) Tessa's Show in Wellington, NZ (that's her in the photos!) Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Sonny's show is playing at the Fringe Festival in Wellington, NZ. The Rocky Horror Picture Show If you want to join us in using the BEST travel hack in the world, HOUSESITTING, use our exclusive discount code to get a WHOPPING 25% off TrustedHousesitting by Clicking here! We want to hear from you! Drop us a line and let us know where in the world you're listening from. Please email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com Go to the website to see the photos of Tessa!

Duration:00:58:54

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job Seeking and Cock-Tales

12/12/2023
It's jobs, jobs, jobs in our house at the moment. Honestly, it's all we can talk about. We've got a son who needs one, a daughter who's juggling one and a woman in Australia who's jumping over the tins of baked beans to avoid one... In this week's episode, Brian and Liz discuss what is and isn't acceptable in a job interview, disagree about mardy men on building sites, and recall a few white lies they told to get where they needed to be... Enjoy! Don't forget to leave us a review (PLEASE!!) and share this podcast with a friend! Sharing is caring, and your support means the world to us! ❤️ We want to hear from you! Drop us a line and let us know your embarrassing job interviews! Please email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com Links mentioned in the show: Sign up for Liz's FREE newsletter, The Front Row, now! Liz's latest book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES📕 (now available on audio!) If you want to join us in using the BEST travel hack in the world, HOUSESITTING, use our exclusive discount code to get a WHOPPING 25% off TrustedHousesitting by Clicking here!

Duration:00:34:36

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Mangled memories & cringey chitchat

12/7/2023
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and then beat yourself up for days (or years) because you were convinced you said something rude or inappropriate? In this week's podcast, Liz and Brian talk about distorted marriage memories, Liz roasts Brian with a Mandella Effect quiz, and together they try out some proven America conversation starters in an attempt to stop being so sodding anti-social. Don't forget to leave us a review (PLEASE!!) and share this podcast with a friend! Sharing is caring, and your support means the world to us! We want to hear from you! Drop us a line and let us know where you are listening from! Please email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com Links mentioned in the show: Sign up for Liz's FREE newsletter, The Front Row, now! Liz's latest book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES📕 (now available on audio!) If you want to join us in using the BEST travel hack in the world, HOUSESITTING, use our exclusive discount code to get a WHOPPING 25% off TrustedHousesitting by Clicking here!

Duration:00:47:39

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Gatecrashers, royalty & deranged morning routines

11/28/2023
Liz and Brian’s morning routine has changed drastically. Just when they thought they’d discovered a nice quiet hidey-hole to indulge in some golfy meditation, a bunch of rude gatecrashers (and a soggy beast) forced Liz to act quite strangely. Talking of strange… In this weeks husband and wife we discuss the glorious habits of the Queen’s alkie sister, why Brian feels inferior to a hunk who never sleeps and what on earth we will tell our 19-year-old daughter, Tess when she comes home for Christmas and is faced with a lucky bag. Don't forget to leave us a review (PLEASE!!) and share this podcast with a friend! Sharing is caring, and your support means the world to us! We want to hear from you! Drop us a line and let us know where you are listening from! Email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com Links mentioned in the show: Sign up for Liz's FREE newsletter, The Front Row now! Liz's latest book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES

Duration:00:45:35

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Couples Who Overshare

11/20/2023
In this week's episode, husband and wife Liz and Brian set out to discover if it is healthy for a couple to spill the beans about personal stuff online. Reveal all. Is it really necessary to wash those filthy sheets in public, or should 'things like that' be folded neatly into a square and rammed into the top drawer with the flowery hankies? Let's find out... While we're at it, you'll also hear about rabbits, breasts, and Michael's best friend, Viagra. Enjoy! Don't forget to leave us a review (PLEASE!!) and share this podcast with a friend! Sharing is caring, and your support means the world to us! ❤️ We want to hear from you! Drop us a line and let us know where in the world you are listening from and if you think we overshare?!" Email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com Links mentioned in the show: Sign up for Liz's FREE newsletter, The Front Row now! Liz's latest book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES📕 NZ Ahead Podcast (our other fabulous podcast all about moving to and living in New Zealand)

Duration:00:40:41

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Sonny. How's Life Online? (Behind The Scenes)

11/9/2023
Sonny, our son, is now 22. (I still can't quite get my head around that one). It has been two years since Sonny last joined me for a chat on the podcast (the podcast that he and I started together), and A LOT has changed in his life since then. Sit back, listen and enjoy as Sonny and Liz talk about breakups, the damage of social media, making money online and how it feels to be the main character in your mother's book... Links Mentioned in the Podcast Liz's latest book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES Earlier podcasts with Sonny: Sonny at 20. How to deal with rejection (when all you want to do is bawl your eyes out) Sonny's TikTok (Sonny Deacle Minecraft - please go and follow him!!) Thank you for being here. Your support means the world to us! Please share this podcast with a friend, and if you could find it in your heart to leave us a review, we'll wet our pants with gratitude. Not a nice thought, I know, but completely true. You can email Liz at liz@itsadrama.com Drop her a line and say hi. She'd love to hear from you.

Duration:01:10:54

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Unwanted News

11/3/2023
In the five years that this podcast has been going, this week's episode was the hardest one to record. For those who have been with us for a while, you will know we try our hardest to promote honesty and transparency. We like to keep it real. Sometimes (for those who have read my book) maybe a little too real. I'm not one for tricking people. Making things look better than they are. So, as hard as it was to make this episode, it was necessary. You see, we are the same, you and me. We laugh at the same things, and we cry at the same things, too. And knowing that you are there for me and I for you makes us both feel stronger. Thank you for allowing me to lean on you this week. Liz's latest book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES Tessa's (our 19-year-old daughter) latest podcast How's Life Alone, Tessa? Thank you for being here. Your support means the world to us ❤️ You can email Liz at liz@itsadrama.com Drop her a line and say hi. She'd love to hear from you.

Duration:00:53:13

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Wet Behind The Ears

10/20/2023
Looking back, I was so wet behind the ears I'm surprised I didn't drown. Two years ago, I announced to the world that I would be writing, publishing and marketing my first-ever book with no clue what lay ahead. Ahh...isn't ignorance bliss... But as challenging as it has been, writing and publishing my book is STILL the best thing I have ever done. In this week's special edition podcast, Brian and I are celebrating something we have been working on for months: the AUDIOBOOK of the Travel Bog Diaries (narrated by me and produced by Brian) is now ready and available to purchase! Links to the book: If you are in the USA and are new to Audible, use THIS LINK and get your FREE copy of The Travel Bog Diaries Here! If you are in the UK and are new to Audible, use THIS LINK to get your FREE copy of the Travel Bog Diaries Here! You can also get the Travel Bog Diaries from Spotify, iTunes, or your favourite audiobook retailer! To mark this special occasion, Brian is steering the It's a Drama Podcast ship as Liz takes you behind the scenes and into the life of a first-time author and audiobook narrator by answering personal questions that close friends and long-time listeners have kindly submitted. Questions include: Did writing this book and making the audiobook affect your marriage? What was the hardest part of the audiobook process? How did the kids feel about being so exposed in the book? Was making this book anything like you expected? Enjoy! Where to buy the Audiobook: If you are in the USA and are new to Audible, use THIS LINK and get your FREE copy of The Travel Bog Diaries Here! If you are in the UK and are new to Audible, use THIS LINK to get your FREE copy of the Travel Bog Diaries Here! You can also get the Travel Bog Diaries from Spotify, iTunes, Amazon or your favourite audiobook retailer! Special thanks to: Madison (New Zealand), Jenn (New Hampshire), Talitha (New Zealand), Suzanne and Randy (somewhere on the long and winding road), and Renata (Canada). You are all amazing x (Links and photos of the barn and the little wooden boats from the famous chapter in Croatia are over on the website)

Duration:01:12:33

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Proverb: Man who work non-stop has small sausage

10/12/2023
You leave your home to go "away" for a few weeks and believe that everything will be Puuurfecct. You tell yourself you'll relax. Take massages. Eat out (without complaining). Wrong. Join Liz and Bri this week as they open a can of sausages (small ones) and share the highs and lows of being away from home for 5 weeks. They reveal the gourmet and gross food they've eaten in New Zealand, the things they've ditched and discovered since being away, and Brian blurts out his problem with little dogs... Enjoy! Don't forget to leave us a review (PLEASE!!) and share this podcast with a friend! Sharing is caring, and your support means the world to us! ❤️ We want to hear from you! Do you have a question for us that we could answer in the next episode? What did you think of the "new jingle and format??" Email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com and let us know! We answer every single email! Links mentioned in the show: NZ Ahead Podcast (our other podcast about moving to and living in New Zealand) Yoga Nidra (Sleep Meditation that we talked about!) Magnet Cafe (the one on the Shoreshee) If you want to join us in using the BEST travel hack in the world, use our exclusive discount code to get a WHOPPING 20% off TrustedHousesitting by Clicking here! Liz's latest book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES📕 Housesitting 25% DISCOUNT Code

Duration:00:59:42

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What a Drip

10/4/2023
This week's episode is brought to you from the lovely and very gorgeous art deco city of Napier in New Zealand, where Liz and Bri are housesitting for five weeks in a rambling old villa perched high on a lofty hill. Ah...Life is perfect. Me and Bri, living like a Lord and Lady Muck in our ole kiwi manor house. What's not to love about that? Well...get yourself comfy, and we'll tell you... This Ole Kiwi House I don't know anyone who doesn't see a picture in a glossy house magazine of a rambling old villa and romanticize about living in it. I know I do. I see it all so perfectly. There's me, dressed in my floral frock, washing my dishes in the stone-fired, enamelled porcelain Belfast sink. Inhaling the wafts of wisteria that creep over the pretty glass paned windows... And there's Bri. Dripping snot from his left nostril. Show Notes and More at: https://itsadrama.com/what-a-drip Links mentioned in the show: If you want to join us in using the BEST travel hack in the world, use our exclusive discount code to get a WHOPPING 20% off TrustedHousesitting by Clicking here! Liz's latest book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES📕 Housesitting 25% DISCOUNT Code Don't forget to leave us a review and share this podcast with a friend! Sharing is caring, and your support means the world to us! ❤️ We want to hear from you! You can email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com and let me know where you are listening from and what you would like to hear more of on the show.

Duration:00:40:25

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How's Life Alone? Tessa. (Behind The Scenes)

9/19/2023
This week's podcast is a behind-the-scenes chat with Liz and her daughter, Tessa. Tessa (19) is a regular guest on the podcast. Since her last visit, she has flown the nest to start a new life alone in the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington. As is often the case with life, things don't always turn out as we expect them to. We don't feel the way we anticipate. Life throws us challenges, and although they are necessary for us to grow, new experiences aren't always easy or pleasant. And that's why we wanted to share this conversation. I asked Tessa to come to the microphone and share what life has been like moving away and living alone for the first time. We know that many of you listening to this podcast have kids, and we hope by sharing what Tessa feels (and her experiences), you will resonate, and it will help in some small way. Sit back, pour yourself something nice and join this intimate conversation between mother and daughter. (Click the website link to see the photos. You can also leave a comment and say hi!) Links mentioned in the show: Other Behind The Scenes Podcasts with Tessa (and Sonny): Tessa at 17. (Behind the scenes) Our Daughter Tessa. Time to Leave Home (Behind The Scenes) Tessa. Quitting Education. (Behind The Scenes). Sonny at 20. (Behind The Scenes) Don't forget to leave us a review on your podcasting app and share this podcast with a friend! Sharing is caring, and your support means the world to us! ❤️ You can email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com and let me know where you are listening from and what you thought of the show!

Duration:01:10:14

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Up Yours, Hugh

9/14/2023
Is there anything worse than a fraud? Someone who poses to be someone they aren't?? In this week's episode, Liz and Bri talk about family reunions, tell-tales, defending titles, overstepping the limit at work and being presented with a half-naked chocolate Italian. My, my. I hope you're ready... Links mentioned in the show: If you want to join us in using the BEST travel hack in the world, use our exclusive discount code to get a WHOPPING 20% off TrustedHousesitting by Clicking here! Liz's latest book, THE TRAVEL BOG DIARIES📕 Housesitting 25% DISCOUNT Code Don't forget to leave us a review and share this podcast with a friend! Sharing is caring, and your support means the world to us! ❤️ We want to hear from you! You can email us at liz@itsadrama.com or brian@itsadrama.com and let me know where you are listening from and what is the most bizarre thing you have ever been presented with at a hotel!

Duration:00:41:44