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GBA 288 - Peta Lily
22 Feb 2017 @ 12:39 pm

In GBA 288 we get better acquainted with Peta Lily We talk about making performance from our personal lives, dark clowns and red nose clowns, creating solo shows, gender, identity, movement, memory, memoir, mime, physical theatre, bodies and lots more. Content note: bereavement, breast cancer She plugs: Her workshops: http://www.petalily.com/ Her shows: https://www.facebook.com/Peta-Lily-Shows-301578776530474/ Look out for a development read through of Topless in May We mention: Devoted and Disgruntled: https://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com/ Camden Peoples Theatre: https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/ D & D: Making Work That Helps Liberate Men From Patriarchy/Masculinity WITHOUT Dominating Feminist Spaces https://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com/events/dd-gap/reports/making-work-that-helps-liberate-men-from-patriarch/ Wikipedia on Peta: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peta_Lily bell hooks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks Open Space Technology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology #ManSurvey: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Sharon Burrell: http://www.to-the-moon.net/who-we-are.html La Boite Repertory Theatre Brisbane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Boite_Theatre_Company Desmond Jones: http://www.desmondjones.co.uk/ Marcel Marceau: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Marceau Edinburgh Fringe: https://www.edfringe.com/ London Mime Festival: http://mimelondon.com/ Gaulier: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Gaulier Phelim McDermott: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phelim_McDermott Complicite: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complicite Total Theatre Magazine: http://totaltheatre.org.uk/ Release Technique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Release_technique Lecoq: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Lecoq Dark Clown: http://www.petalily.com/clown-dark-clown-theatre-practice-blog The Pip SimmonsTheatre Group: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pip_Simmons_Theatre_Group Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Théâtre du Mouvement: http://theatredumouvement.fr/en/ Etienne Decroux: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tienne_Decroux Claire Heggin: http://theatredumouvement.fr/?rub=1&docId=213161 Chakra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra Richard III: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_(play) Martha Graham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Graham Tales From Vienna Woods: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_from_the_Vienna_Woods Arnold Mindell - The Flirts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Mindell Debrah Winger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debra_Winger Terms of Endearment: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_Endearment Betty Blue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Blue Ann Bancroft: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Bancroft The Graduate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Graduate 84 Charing Cross Road: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/84_Charing_Cross_Road_(film) Hamlet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet Mullholland Drive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulholland_Drive_(film) Black Swan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Swan_(film) Vaudeville: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaudeville Gertrude: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_(Hamlet) Anaïs Nin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana%C3%AFs_Nin Girls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_(TV_series) Lena Dunham: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_Dunham Eminem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eminem 8 Mile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Mile_(film) Jean Jeunet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Genet Hiroshima Mon Amour: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima_mon_amour UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ Liberating Men: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07x5vsh Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!

GBA Extra - Therapy
14 Feb 2017 @ 08:07 am

This Getting Better Acquainted Extra starts with a story I told at a Spark London night about mental heath in November 2016 and then jumps to Feb 2017 to continue the story. It's all about therapy, mental health, diagnosis and the relationship between the personal and the political. Mentioned Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Hackney Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/1362423493814282/ Spark Mind Podcast Specials: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/multiculturalminds-truestorieslive https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/imfine-shannon-sparktruestories Mind in Haringey: http://www.mindinharingey.org.uk/ Dad Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Cameryn Moore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/ Smut Slam: https://www.facebook.com/events/607321672796807/ What About the Men? https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!

GBA 287 - Sophie Bailey
8 Feb 2017 @ 11:59 am

In GBA 287 we get better acquainted with Sophie Bailey who makes The Edtech Podcast, a podcast that gets behind the personalities in global education innovation and edtech. We talk about how she came to make a podcast that explores the intersection and conversation between education and technology, working in TV development, independent book publishing and event planning, growing up on the Isle of Wight, work/life balance, life long learning and lots more. And we compare notes on the practicalities and specifics of podcasting. She plugs: The Edtech Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-edtech-podcast/id1107282759 The Edtech Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podcastedtech The Edtech Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodcastEdtech We mention: Southampton Podcasting Conference: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/iliad/tel/podcasting--conference.page Stephan: https://twitter.com/dotsandspaces The Yard Theatre: http://www.theyardtheatre.co.uk/ Batteries Not Included: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092494/ The Restart Project: https://therestartproject.org/podcast/ Guardian Podcast Masterclass: https://www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses Audacity: http://www.audacityteam.org/ Tech City: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_London_Tech_City Here East: http://hereeast.com/ UNHCR: http://www.unhcr.org/uk/ Global Teacher Prize: http://www.globalteacherprize.org/ Australian Angel Investor episode: https://theedtechpodcast.libsyn.com/53-an-angel-investor-take-on-edtech TES: https://www.tes.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiebailey Hannah Wilson episode: https://theedtechpodcast.libsyn.com/50-with-hannah-wilson-on-equality-leadership-in-education Ben Hammersley: https://www.benhammersley.com/ 64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Things-You-Need-Know-Then/dp/1444728601 South By Southwest: https://www.sxsw.com/ UK Podcast Association: http://www.ukpa.info/ Joe Dale: https://twitter.com/joedale Isle of Wight: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Wight Ofsted: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ofsted David Hoare - IoW Ghetto: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/ofsted-isle-of-wight-chairman-david-hoare-inbred-poor-white-ghetto-comment-a7173381.html Bestival: http://www.bestival.net/ 4 Hour Work Week: https://www.amazon.co.uk/4-Hour-Work-Week-Escape-Anywhere/dp/0091929113 Pizza Express: https://www.pizzaexpress.com/ Art Spiegelman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Spiegelman Maus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maus Talkback Thames: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talkback_Thames Brasseye: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_Eye Chris Morris: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Morris_(satirist) The IT Crowd: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_IT_Crowd Pedophile Episode: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_Eye#.22Paedogeddon.21.22_special_.282001.29 Chaucer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaucer Dirty Sanchez: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Sanchez_(TV_series) Jackass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackass_(TV_series) World Architecture Festival: https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Sir Ken Robinson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Ken_Robinson Women's March: https://www.womensmarch.com/global/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!

GBA 286 - Nick Harris
1 Feb 2017 @ 10:50 am

In GBA 286 we get better acquainted with Nick Harris. He talks about how he accidentally got the job he'd always wanted (although he didn't know he'd always wanted it at the time), making podcasts and youtube videos for The British Museum, travelling around the world a lot during his childhood, ancient board-games, building sound studios, super cats, living in an uncertain world, getting sent to the head teacher for suggesting America isn't the best country in the world, playing the bass guitar and so much more. Nick plugs: Rob Pinney's Journalistic Photography: http://www.robpinney.com/ Book on Calais: http://www.robpinney.com/store/the-jungle Summary of 2016: http://www.robpinney.com/2016-the-year-in-review British Museum You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/britishmuseum The British Museum Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-british-museum-podcast/id1147175428 Upcoming: The Things We Preserve British Museum Membercast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/british-museum-membercast/id1185481266 We mention: British Museum: http://www.britishmuseum.org/ Podcast Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571436979623574/ Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Disney Hercules: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_(1997_film) Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules:_The_Legendary_Journeys Sara Pascoe: http://www.sarapascoe.com/ The Guilty Feminist: http://guiltyfeminist.com/ UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ West Wing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Wing Hokusai: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai South Africa Exhibition: https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/south_africa.aspx Sum 41: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sum_41 Blink 192: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink-182 Mary Beard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Beard_(classicist) Curators Corner: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0LQM0SAx601_99m2E2NPsm62pKoSCnV5 Restart Project on Recycling Plants: https://therestartproject.org/podcast/restart-podcast-ep6-where-do-our-gadgets-go-when-they-die/ Zoolander: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoolander My Dad: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Aristotle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistotle Shakespeare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare Iszi Lawrence: https://twitter.com/iszi_lawrence Z List Dead List: http://www.zlistdeadlist.com/ This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/ Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!

GBA 285 - Wild Goose Road Trips, 1969
25 Jan 2017 @ 10:38 am

GBA 285 is a special episode of Getting Better Acquainted. It's two parts monologue and one part interview as my dad tells the story of two road trips he made across America in 1969 to film in American coal mines on behalf of the British Coal Board. We get better acquainted with him and the places and people he met. This is an edited version of some recordings I made with him before GBA had even started, so it doesn't fit the usual format. It all feels like an slightly absurd and possibly a touch melancholic comedy, perhaps directed by The Cohen Brothers or Wes Anderson, and one day I hope to make a film or book about it. You can get even better acquainted with my dad by listening to the episodes he has been on previously: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes We mention: Francis Gyson: http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b9ef24bf0 Coal Board: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coal_Board Paul Rotha: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rotha Donald Alexander: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/1144929/ Mustang: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Mustang The Beatles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles Cary Grant: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cary_Grant Moon Landing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing Mining Review: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/894075/ Around the World in 80 Days: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Around_the_World_in_80_Days_(1956_film) Patrick: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-109-patrick June: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-mum-episodes-1 Sheila: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-117-sheila Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!

GBA 284 - The Family Tree
18 Jan 2017 @ 10:07 am

In GBA 284 we get better acquainted with The Family Tree Podcast. I'm joined by Jen Adamthwaite the co-producer/creator of GBA's weird sister podcast to talk about the whys, the hows, the highs and the lows of making the first season of this magical realist podcast drama. THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FAMILY TREE. To listen to The Family Tree from Episode 1 and for more info about the series go over to our website: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ To sign up to our Patreon and help us to make Season 2 of The Family Tree go over to our here: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Jen Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Dave Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dave-episodes Matt Hill/ Rethink Radio /Rethink Audio/ Rethink Daily: https://rethinkaudio.wordpress.com/ Sony Radio Awards: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Academy_Awards Helen Zaltzman: http://helenzaltzman.com/ Martin Zaltz Austwick: http://martinaustwick.com/ Podcast Support Group: http://helenzaltzman.com/ The Dad Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes The Mum Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-mum-episodes-1 Natasha Magigi: http://www.noelgay.com/client/natasha-magigi/ John Henry Falle: https://twitter.com/thestorybeast Joz Norris: http://www.joznorris.co.uk/ Mark Stevenson: https://twitter.com/captainsparky Vera Chok: http://www.verachok.org/ Lucy Ayrton: http://www.lucyayrton.co.uk/ Cuttings: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/ June Hoy: http://junehoy.blogspot.co.uk/ Mum Cutting: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/cutting-7-playgrounds-and-pictures/ Tony Pickering: http://pick-art.co.uk/ Charles Adrian: http://www.charlesadrian.co.uk/ Zack Polanski: https://twitter.com/ZackPolanski? Leila Al Jaboury: https://twitter.com/leilaaljeboury Krishna Istha: http://krishnaistha.com/ AV Club Review: http://www.avclub.com/detail/colbert-fey-adsit-louis-ck-and-more-perform-their--243481 CBC show: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcastplaylist/6-brand-new-podcasts-for-fall-1.3763400 The House That Jack Built: https://www.mixcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-dogstar-ep-2-the-house-that-jack-built/ Radiolab: http://www.radiolab.org/ Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Reuben Whitehouse: http://www.rocketfuelled.com/ Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!

GBA 283 - Cathy Elliott
11 Jan 2017 @ 12:23 pm

In GBA 283 we get better acquainted with Dr Cathy Elliott. We talk about changing your mind, being aware of your emotions, The Radical Ordinary, Temporal Othering, storytelling, her book Democracy Promotion as Foreign Policy, whiteness, creativity and so much more. We also spend quite a bit of time deconstructing our experiences of me performing my show about masculinity to her students and how we felt about meeting two Men's Rights Activists who came along and dominated the Q and A session after the show. Cathy plugs: Democracy Promotion As Foreign Policy: https://www.waterstones.com/book/democracy-promotion-as-foreign-policy/cathy-elliott/cathy-elliott/9781138669727 International Development and Public Policy at UCL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/study-abroad-ucl/study-abroad-guide/modules/pols7007 The Little Adventurer: http://www.thelittleadventurer.com/ The London Free Wheel: https://thelondonfreewheel.com/ Your Local Comprehensive School We mention: In Pod We Trust: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06pjdjh Jen: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-jen-episodes Nugget: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-247-nugget What About The Men? Mansplaining Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ MRAs: https://mic.com/articles/90131/the-8-biggest-lies-men-s-rights-activists-spread-about-women Manosphere: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manosphere The Man Survey: http://www.mansplainingmasculinity.co.uk/ Gaslighting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting Red Pill: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/red-pill-mens-rights-anti-feminist-group-who-know-what-women-want/ The Ethics of Care/Carol Gilligan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics_of_care Tone Policing: http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/12/tone-policing-and-privilege/ Gordon Brown: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Brown Woody Allen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Allen#Sex_abuse_allegations The Adam Buxton Podcast: http://adam-buxton.co.uk/ad/category/adam-buxton-podcast/ Death of the Author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_the_Author Bill Cosby: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cosby_sexual_assault_allegations Foucault: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault Manhattan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_(disambiguation) Milan Kundera: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Kundera Michel Houellebecq: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Houellebecq Shakespeare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare Picasso: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasso 2005 London Bombings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_July_2005_London_bombings Gayatri Spivak: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayatri_Chakravorty_Spivak Democratic Peace Theory / Christopher Hobson: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/review-of-international-studies/article/div-classtitletowards-a-critical-theory-of-democratic-peacediv/6E58CBE0BEBB9A80A86402207858F224 Salmon Rushdie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie Satanic Verses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Satanic_Verses Shahzad Basir: http://web.stanford.edu/~sbashir/ ISIS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISIS Intersectionality: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality Writing Security/David Campbell: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Writing-Security-Foreign-Politics-Identity/dp/0816631441 Micheal Gove: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Gove David Cameron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cameron The Crown Njambi McGrath: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-239-njambi-mcgrath Multicultural Minds: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/multiculturalminds-truestorieslive Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!

GBA Extra - Is This Enough?
4 Jan 2017 @ 11:17 am

In this Getting Better Acquainted Extra, which I recorded just before Christmas, I round up how 2016 went down both personally and politically, in what has become an annual post New Year retrospective. The episode finishes off with a true story I told at Spark True Stories at the first ever London Podcast Festival. Contact me on twitter where I'm @goosefat101 on by email on goosefat101@gmail.com or GBApodcast@gmail.com Mentioned/Plugged: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Four Thought: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07x5vsh What About the Men? https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity Z List Dead List: http://www.zlistdeadlist.com/post/2016/4/6/s06e5-the-spys-wife-who-loved-me Our Warwickshire: http://www.ourwarwickshire.org.uk/ The Restart Project: http://therestartproject.org/podcast Letter to myself: https://www.facebook.com/dave.pickering.180/media_set?set=a.1372768969419367.1073741848.100000588327591&type=3 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast Southampton Conference: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/iliad/tel/podcasting%20conference/davepickering.page Song By Song Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/songbysongpodcast/2900-blue-valentine-tom-waits-060 https://soundcloud.com/songbysongpodcast/wrong-side-of-the-road-blue-valentine-tom-waits-061 https://soundcloud.com/songbysongpodcast/whistlin-past-the-graveyard-blue-valentine-tom-waits-062 https://soundcloud.com/songbysongpodcast/kentucky-avenue-blue-valentine-tom-waits-063 Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Hackney Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605073879798818/ Smut Slam: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235710663116380/ Cameryn Moore: http://www.camerynmoore.com/ London Podcast Festival: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/curated-weeks/london-podcast-festival-2016 Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Previous New Year GBA Extras: Uncertain New Year (2013): https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/uncertain-new-year The Parachute Opened (2014): https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-the-parachute-opened New Focus (2015): https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-new-focus Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!

GBA 282 Getting Better Acquainted with Christmas 6
21 Dec 2016 @ 10:07 am

In GBA 282 we get better acquainted with Christmas (again). It's the 2016 Christmas Special! This year contains some tributes to the late great Leonard Cohen and a conversation with my 92 year old dad about the ghosts of Christmas past. Content note: mental health issues, Christmas For other flavours of Christmas check out the Christmas specials from past years: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/christmas-specials And for more from my dad go here: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year! GBA will return on 4th January 2017. They'll be no more episodes this year. Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!

GBA 281 Radcliffe #4
14 Dec 2016 @ 10:36 am

In GBA 281 we get even better acquainted with Radcliffe. He talks about being in a coma, continuing battles with addiction, the double edged swords of being attractive and charming, storytelling, class, belief and so much more. We recontextualize his journey through addiction, prison, homelessness and public school and we talk about the pressures, ironies and positives that can come in telling audiences true stories of redemption. We talk about many dark things such as child sexual abuse, rape, violence but we talk about the light too. This conversation is both an update where we talk about things that have happened since Radcliffe was last on the show and an extension and development of the stories we have shared before. All of Radcliffe's GBA conversations are collected here: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-radcliffe-episodes More about Spark True Stories here: http://stories.co.uk Radcliffe plugs: Looking out for his future work and keeping in mind that homeless people are people. I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ http://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Joanna Yates: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-32-joanna-yates My show: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity The Pilot Show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b066w9gg Wilderness Festival: https://www.wildernessfestival.com/ Amber Rudd: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_Rudd 12 Step Program: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-step_program Logical Positivism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_positivism Charley: https://twitter.com/charleylucyha Allan Girod: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-122-allan Allan @ Stand Up Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-brixton-ep-3-allan-girod In the Dark episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/gba-live-the-invisible-picture Help more people get better acquainted. If you like what you hear why not write an iTunes review? Follow @GBApodcast on Twitter. Like Getting Better Acquainted on facebook. Tell your friends. Spread the word!