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Honest and fun chat around all the questions you’re too scared to search for. Everyone has the same questions, so we can learn from each other’s experiences, however cringeworthy…

Honest and fun chat around all the questions you’re too scared to search for. Everyone has the same questions, so we can learn from each other’s experiences, however cringeworthy…
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Honest and fun chat around all the questions you’re too scared to search for. Everyone has the same questions, so we can learn from each other’s experiences, however cringeworthy…

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English


Episodes

Changing Careers

5/21/2019
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Is a career change on the cards? Nathan D'Laryea chats Katie & Dr Radha through subbing in professional football for teaching!

Duration:00:31:52

Life Hacks vs Worst Dates

5/14/2019
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Katie & Dr Radha spill their dating secrets in a collaboration with Arielle and Luke from Radio 1’s Worst Dates podcast!

Duration:00:27:54

From Suicidal Despair To Hope

5/7/2019
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How do you see light at the end of the tunnel when you feel at your lowest? Jonny Benjamin MBE shares his story of managing mental health after experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Duration:00:32:49

The Partner Experience of Miscarriage

4/30/2019
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What's miscarriage like when you're the partner? Gerard Scullion chats to Katie and Dr Radha about his experience.

Duration:00:33:14

Childhood Grief

4/23/2019
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How do you cope if you lose someone close to you at a young age? Author Mark Lemon drew on his own experiences of losing his Dad at age twelve to write his book 'The Magical Wood' about childhood grief. He joins Katie and Radha to explain what you can do if this happens to yourself, a friend or a member of your family.

Duration:00:32:35

Can supermarkets make you depressed?

4/16/2019
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Self-proclaimed 'King of Depression' Matt Haig chats about how our surroundings can affect our mental health.

Duration:00:23:03

App Chat

4/9/2019
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Have you ever thought about creating your own app? Or have you ever stopped and wondered what an app actually is? Or even thought about how apps are made? Apps can be created from the comfort of your own bedroom. 17 year old app developer Ayush, created his own app 'Veggie Alternatives' from his bedroom. After it got rejected 7 times, Ayush tweaked it, making him all the more determined to get it online and eventually Apple accepted his app. Ayush tells Katie and Dr Radha about his journey...

Duration:00:21:31

Black Lives Matter

4/2/2019
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Author, Angie Thomas was born in Jackson, Mississippi, a place known for being an area with strong racial tensions. Angie witnessed a lot of racism and unfair treatment of black people growing up, including a shootout when she was just 6 years old. The day after, her mother took her to the library in an attempt to open her eyes to the good in the world and this trip inspired her to start writing. Angie's first book 'The Hate U Give' shines a light on issues that African Americans face and...

Duration:00:30:33

Life Hacks and A Gay & A NonGay Talk Consent and Safety

3/29/2019
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Issues of consent are seldom talked about within the LGBTQ+ community, but they can lead to feelings of unease and people's safety can come into question. We address the main issues and tackle the myths around what consent actually means. We're joined by legal expert Sandra Paul for this one, who quickly coins the nickname Sassy Sanda and she knows her stuff.

Duration:00:32:40

Male Suicide

3/26/2019
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Do you remember Mike from Love Island? His tragic death has sparked conversation in the media about mental health and suicide among young men. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Katie and Dr Radha are joined by our very own Cel Spellman and Emma Fairhurst from suicide prevention charity Papyrus and former Love Island contestant Dr Alex join the team to give their perspectives.

Duration:00:31:25

Life Hacks and A Gay & A NonGay Talk Sex As Self Harm

3/22/2019
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Sex is sometimes used as a form of self harm, and this phenomenon is particularly common in the LGBTQ+ community. James Dan and Katie learn more about why this happens, how it works and how it relates to HIV. Dr Radha offers her sound advice on both the physical and psychological health aspects.

Duration:00:26:55

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

3/19/2019
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A hand on someone's back, complimenting their fragrance - is this a colleague being friendly, or are they crossing a line? What constitutes sexual harassment? BBC Three conducted a social experiment, bringing together 20 people between the ages of 18-30 to see if they understood the rules of behaviour in the workplace. Helen featured in the documentary, sharing her story about how she was a victim of sexual harassment. Helen joins Katie and Dr.Radha to share some advice on ways to deal with...

Duration:00:38:14

Life Hacks and A Gay & A NonGay Talk Coming Out

3/17/2019
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In this second episode in our exciting collaboration between Life Hacks and A Gay & A NonGay, Katie and Dr.Radha help James and Dan tackle some of the more complicated queries they have received from their listeners around coming out. The boys have called on our pros to help them address a range of listeners’ issues and share some helpful advice with them. This week, the guys focus on some of the difficulties young people face when they decide to ‘come out’ and what help and support family...

Duration:00:31:20

Life Hacks and A Gay & A NonGay Depression

3/12/2019
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In this exciting collaboration between Life Hacks and A Gay & A NonGay, Katie and Dr Radha help James and Dan tackle some of the more complicated queries they have received from their listeners. The boys have called on our pros to help them address a range of listeners' issues and share some helpful advice with them. From coming out, to identifying a person in life to confide in when we aren't feeling mentally well, all areas are covered in this special edition of our Life Hacks podcast.

Duration:00:35:33

International Women's Day: Women in Work

3/5/2019
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What do you want to do when you grow up? Doctor? Astronaut? Fireman? In light of International Women's Day, we're asking if young women's aspirations are limited by their gender? After having a hugely successful career in a male dominated industry, Edwina Dunn decided it was time to change things for women in the working world and founded her charity - The Female Lead - to do just that. Alongside entrepreneur Vanessa Sanyauke and inventor Ruth Amos, she tells Katie and Dr Radha about her...

Duration:00:32:23

Millennial Burnout

2/26/2019
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Have you ever avoided doing things like washing the dishes or even texting a friend back? Do you constantly check work emails even when you're not in work? Or do you ever feel guilty for sitting doing absolutely nothing? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you could be suffering from millennial burnout, a product of the mentality that enough is actually not enough. When journalist Dawn Foster wrote an article about this last month in The Guardian, it struck a chord with...

Duration:00:26:18

Learning To Sleep

2/19/2019
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Have you ever thought about why you sleep? Ever wondered if napping is good for you? If you should be measuring your sleep on that all-important app? Or even how often you dream? Well, luckily, Dr Guy Meadows from the Sleep School is here to explain all.

Duration:00:35:05

Life Hacks Podcast is 1 Year Old!

2/12/2019
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Katie and Dr. Radha look back at some of the highlights on the Life Hacks Podcast from over the last 12 months. We have touched on some really serious and important topics, like employment opportunities for young people with learning disabilities. Claire Harris and her sister Abigail are featured as Claire has Down's syndrome and wants employers to give some of her peers a chance in the world of work. We have delved into a variety of weird but wonderful areas on the podcast over the last 12...

Duration:00:51:22

Dealing with Trauma

2/5/2019
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Have you suffered trauma in your life? Do you even know what a trauma actually is? Trauma is explored by Katie and Dr. Radha this week as they are joined by artist Bryony Kimmings who talks about her life and how trauma has affected her. Bryony uses her art as a creative measure to address and deal with trauma in a unique, raw way that not only helps her, but educates audiences about difficult subjects that are usually hard to broach.

Duration:00:23:29

Organisational Skills

1/29/2019
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Do you procrastinate? Do you make lists but never actually complete the tasks on said lists? Do you have A LOT of unread emails in your inbox? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions then you need to be more organised. Graham Allcott used to be disorganized and he had no idea how he could go about organizing his life. But after making some changes and putting a few things in place, he has written a book all about productivity and shares some helpful advice on this week's podcast...

Duration:00:30:34