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Backchat: Norman Lamb – the personal and political
Hi and welcome to Backchat, where Suzy and Claire talk about the latest episode of The Backstory. This week we're talking about Norman Lamb - the personal and political (Season 2 ep 1). Join us as we ramble on about confidence and how to get it, cycling and why we're definitely not psychopaths.
Norman Lamb – the personal and political
#1 Norman Lamb - the personal and political Welcome back to Season 2. We're kicking off with Norman Lamb, Lib Dem MP and former care minister. Norman has spoken openly about his own family's mental health and we wanted to know whether these experiences had influenced his career. We return to the subject of OCD and Norman talks about the impact of his sister killing herself in 2015. We also talk confidence, compromise and coalition. We're delighted once again to be sponsored by 16 Degrees...
backstory backchat #4
In this, our final podcast of Season 1, Claire and Suzy talk about 'Blood, sweat and trauma' (Season 1 Episode 8) and Lotty's traumatic experience following the birth of her daughter. Keep us in your feed as we'll be back in 2018 with more docupods telling stories that we think are worth listening to. We're proud to be sponsored by Farmdrop - the ethical grocer that brings the farmers' market to your door. Use promo code BACKSTORY to get £25 off your first £50 order.
#8 – Birth, sweat and trauma
#08 - Birth, sweat and trauma What happens when the birth of your baby, that long-awaited happy event, leaves you traumatised? How do you manage when it feels as though every other new mum is coping and you're struggling just to get through the day? Lotty speaks out about her experience of having her daughter, 7-month old Daisy and how the series of traumatic events she experienced will have lifelong consequences for her and her family. We're proud to be sponsored by Farmdrop - the ethical...
backstory backchat #3
In today's backchat Claire and Suzy talk about 'What are the chances?' (Season 1, ep 7)and discuss the unique friendship that Zoe and Emma have, and what's important in friendship in general. And glitter poo, of course. We're proud to be sponsored by Farmdrop - the ethical grocer that brings the farmers' market to your door. Use promo code BACKSTORY to get £25 off your first £50 order.
#7 – What are the chances?
Emma and Zoe had baby boys a few months apart with Down’s Syndrome which was undiagnosed before birth - quite a rare event these days. It turned out that they had older boys at the same school and when a mutual friend introduced them - to their surprise they got on! On talking with them Claire realised their backstories perhaps explained this remarkable friendship and a philosophy that has built up between them which helps them create a positive future for their sons.
backstory backchat #2
Hi, welcome to the second episode of the backstory backchat. Claire and Suzy talk over a cuppa about the latest episode of the backstory. This week we're talking about 'Marrying a stranger' (Season 1, episode 6).
#6 – Marrying a stranger
When Hina got married the first time, as a modern British Asian, she went down the conventional route of marriage for 'love' - seeing arranged marriages as rather old fashioned. However, when the first marriage went wrong Hina was faced with a new proposition on a trip to Lahore with her mother and opened her mind and her heart to a totally new arrangement. Hina and her husband talk to Claire about different approaches to love.
backstory backchat #1
Hi, welcome to the first episode of the backstory backchat. Claire and Suzy talk over a cuppa about the latest episode of the backstory. This week we're talking about 'Aspergers for girls' (Season 1, episode 5).
#5 – Aspergers for girls
Isabella always felt different. As a child she was something of a loner with few friends. After three unsuccessful marriages, and with two children, one of whom is autistic, she met Edward who worked with children with special needs. Finally, in her 30s, Isabella was diagnosed with high-functioning autism. She explains to Suzy why she was diagnosed so late in life, the effect her condition has and what family life is like when half the members have autism and half are neurotypical.
#4 – A new gender frontier
#04 A New Gender Frontier Felix was born female and grew up as a girl with a different name. At 17, having gone through a lot of change at home, and in a lesbian relationship with Rebecca, Felix started to question his gender. Rebecca began to identify as gender neutral and Felix realised he identified as male and started the transitioning process. They both talk to Claire to explain this new gender frontier where people who now feel they weren’t assigned the right gender at birth or don’t...
#3 – An unwelcome presence
In her late 20s, Natasha woke up one morning and knew that she was HIV positive. She spent the next 9 years trying to hide her anxiety, planning her funeral and imagining how she would be rejected when everyone found out the truth. Natasha was suffering from a form of OCD which took over her life and cost her a career she loved, a family and countless opportunities. Natasha talks to Suzy about her OCD, its beginnings in early childhood and how she has learnt to survive a condition that...