Getting Better Acquainted
Summary: A weekly podcast of selected highlights from the SUT live show: A new night where people get up on stage and do some tragedy: part cabaret, part variety show. Come and let some great performers make you sad, make you think and make you smile. Sometimes they’ll be putting a new twist on what they do with brand new material tailored towards the theme. Expect music, comedy, true stories and more, all playing up to the tragic form but not taking it too seriously. The night will end, not with a whimper, not with a bang, but with a cathartic sing-a-long. Brought to you by Sony Radio Award nominated writer, musician and performer Dave Pickering, this monthly show will be recorded and released as a free weekly podcast at www.standuptragedy.co.uk and through iTunes.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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!
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 email@example.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!
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!
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!
In GBA 280 we get better acquainted with Joe Marshall. He talks about his journey from being a child who thought words weren't for him due to dyslexia and bad education to eventually becoming an award winning travel writer. Along the way we talk words, true stories, depression, hair beading in Cornwall and what crap rooms can tell us about the housing crisis. Joe plugs: Crap Rooms London: https://twitter.com/craproomslondon https://www.facebook.com/craproomslondon/ Mundial: http://mundialmag.com/ Sabotage Times: http://sabotagetimes.com https://twitter.com/SabotageTimes Joe's writing: https://joemarshallwriting.wordpress.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMarshallWrite Spark London http://stories.co.uk I don't plug The Family Tree in the episode but I will in these notes: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ http:// www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Steve Sinnott Foundation: http://www.stevesinnottfoundation.org.uk/ Joanna Yates: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-32-joanna-yates The Moth: https://themoth.org/ Cooper Union: https://cooper.edu/ Charley: https://twitter.com/charleylucyha Spark Bristol: http://www.sparkbristol.org.uk Spark Preston: http://www.sparkpreston.org.uk/ Spark Glasgow: http://stories.co.uk/glasgow/ Lizzanne: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-211-lizanne Ableism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ableism Which Magazine: http://www.which.co.uk/ Asterix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterix Tintin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin The Hobbit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hobbit Lord of the Rings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings Padstow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padstow Camel Trail: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_Trail Laos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos My blog post for my final job: http://davepickeringblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-week-of-goodbyes.html Myspace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myspace Joe in the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/south-america/peru/articles/Just-back-the-mysterious-sarcophagi-of-Karajia/ Gherkin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gherkin Shard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shard Focus e15: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-179-focus-e15-mothers https://focuse15.org/ Focus e15 play: http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/play_about_focus_e15_mums_wins_rave_reviews_at_edinburgh_fringe_1_4659411 Radical Housing Network: https://radicalhousingnetwork.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!
In GBA 279 we get even better acquainted with Liz. We explore what has happened to her since the last time she was on the show and how the ways in which we know each other have changed since then, including working on Stand Up Tragedy together and her journey into academia and teaching. We also talk about Star Trek, myths, social policy and bereavement. An extra plug from Liz (which I have failed to add into the episode but which I will add to the audio in the future) was for the David T Bailey scholarship fund: http://bailey.history.msu.edu/ Content Note: death, bereavement, illness Liz's first GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-4-liz Liz plugs: Me generally and specifically The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast My website: http://davepickeringstoryteller.co.uk Me on twitter: https://twitter.com/goosefat101 She also plugs community. We mention: Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ SUT Liz Episodes: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/the-liz-episodes Tragic Schooling: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/tragic-autumn-tragic-schooling Star Trek: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek Kirk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_T._Kirk Bones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_McCoy Spock: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spock Picard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard Leo from the West Wing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_McGarry TNG: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation Gene Roddenberry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Roddenberry Doctor Who: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who The Twilight Zone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Zone The Prisoner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_prisoner Die Hard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Hard Jaws: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaws_(film) MS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_sclerosis Ithaca: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ithaca,_New_York Odysseus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odysseus Oxbrigde Cornell The Spirit of 45: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_45 Thatcher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher John Major: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Major Tony Blair: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_blair Theresa May: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May Hamilton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_(musical) Grainne Mhaille - Grace O'Malley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_O%27Malley The Brothers Grimm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brothers_Grimm [Fact check it's 2 x 3rds not 1 3rd] of animals extinct: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/27/world-on-track-to-lose-two-thirds-of-wild-animals-by-2020-major-report-warns Jurassic Park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_Park_(film) Quantum Leap: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_Leap Why I Make Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-extra-why-i-make-tragedy Kimberlé Crenshaw: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberl%C3%A9_Williams_Crenshaw Crick Crack Club: http://www.crickcrackclub.com/ Kali: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali Shiva: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali 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!
In GBA 278 we get even better acquainted with my dad. We sit down to talk about his working life making documentary films about the coal mining industry and the communities who provided it their labour, and we do touch on that frequently, but we also end up talking about lots and lots of other things. Threading through the conversation are the changes, both physical and mental, that have happened to my dad over the last few years. He's currently 92 so the underlying themes of the conversation are memory, age and death. Content Note: Dementia, old age, death, bereavement, assisted suicide, structural oppression Past dad episodes: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-dad-episodes Dad plugs: Andre Gorz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Gorz Critique of Economic Reason: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Critique-Economic-Reason-Radical-Thinkers/dp/1844676676/ Reclaiming Work: Beyond the Wage-Based Society: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reclaiming-Work-Beyond-Wage-based-Society/dp/0745621279/ Farewell to the Working Class: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Farewell-Working-Class-Post-Industrial-Socialism/dp/0861043642/ Letter to D: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Letter-D-Andre-Gorz/dp/0745646778/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Thatcher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Thatcher Wolfgang Suschitzky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Suschitzky https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/oct/07/wolfgang-suschitzky-obituary Data Cooperative: http://www.imdb.com/company/co0302636/ BFI: http://www.bfi.org.uk/ Harry Rée: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_R%C3%A9e My dad and Harry Rée: http://zlistdeadlist.tumblr.com/post/142372305681/s06e5-the-spys-wife-who-loved-me Paul Rotha: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rotha My dad's first film: Sabotage, 1942 http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-sabotage-1942/ National Coal Board https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coal_Board Citizen Kane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_Kane Orson Welles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles Apples for Everyone: https://soundcloud.com/applesforeveryone Spark London: http://stories.co.uk/ Get Carter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Carter Eric: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-eric-episodes The Tweet: Fully Automated Luxury Communism: http://novaramedia.com/2015/06/19/fully-automated-luxury-communism/ Universal Basic Income: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income Pitman Painters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashington_Group Lee Hall (is the name we were looking for): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Hall_(playwright) Patrick Russell's book: https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/shadows-of-progress-james-taylor/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781844573226 Dads Films/Interviews on dvd: http://shop.bfi.org.uk/shadows-of-progress-dvd-bluray.html http://shop.bfi.org.uk/the-national-coal-board-collection-volume-one-dvd-bluray.html Antony Gormley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Gormley Billy Elliot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Elliot Pride: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_(2014_film) The Spirit of 45: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_%2745 The iPhone related mineral is Coltan (not Colbalt): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coltan The Restart Project: http://therestartproject.org/ Theresa May: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_May 5 Steps to Tyranny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hteidPuaIdM Hassan Akkad @ Spark: https://www.acast.com/sparklondon/escape-arefuaidspecial-truestorieslive Obama: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama Orgreave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Orgreave Hillsborough: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster 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!
In GBA 277 we get better acquainted with Zack. He talks acting, therapy, art, activism, politics, that time he wen't a bit viral for heckling Jeremy Corbyn, how he views the political landscape of party politics as someone who has tried to create social change from within the system, being a hypnotherapist who doesn't believe in hypnotism and so much more. This conversation was recorded in a busy cafe on Zack's birthday, in a world where Donald Trump was not yet President Elect. Zack plugs: Team Angelica: http://teamangelica.com/ Rikki Beadle Blair: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikki_Beadle-Blair London International Gospel Choir: http://internationalgospelchoir.uk/ Stephen Hoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfYNhOMIypk I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Son of Man: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sonofman/son-of-man-a-jesus-play-for-atheists International Men's Day: http://www.internationalmensday.com/ Alex: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/sets/the-alex-and-dave-files Alex's Son of Man episode: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-165-alex-2 Short Sighted Cinema: http://shortsightedcinema.com/ Show about Masculinity: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sut-presents-what-about-the-men-mansplaining-maculinity 42 Beans: https://www.facebook.com/42BeansCafe/ Fragile Masculinity: https://www.buzzfeed.com/lukebailey/masculinity-is-still-fracturing-all-the-time Axe the Housing Act: http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/ Momentum: http://www.peoplesmomentum.com/ Private Renters Union: http://www.sianberry.london/news/housing/2016-01-28-london-renters-union/ Focus E15: https://focuse15.org/ Black Lives Matter: http://blacklivesmatter.com/ Proportional Representation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportional_representation Compass: https://www.compassonline.org.uk/ Jo Cox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Cox Sian Berry: http://www.sianberry.london/ George (W) Bush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush Nick Clegg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Clegg Owen Smith: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Smith Green Party: https://www.greenparty.org.uk/ Jeremy Corbyn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Corbyn Anna Soubry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Soubry Caroline Lucas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Lucas Clive Lewis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Lewis_(politician) Tim Farron: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Farron Heckling Corbyn: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/let-our-friend-stay-corbyn-insists 2020 Extinctions article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/27/world-on-track-to-lose-two-thirds-of-wild-animals-by-2020-major-report-warns Universal Basic Income: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income Keir Starmer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Starmer Natalie Bennett: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Bennett Death of the Author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_the_Author Tasha GBA: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-273-natasha-magigi Beautiful Anonymous: http://www.earwolf.com/show/beautiful-anonymous/ This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/ True Blood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Blood Leftovers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Leftovers_(TV_series) Game Theory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory 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!
In GBA 276 we get better acquainted with Rob Auton. He talks about finding words, what driving lessons taught him about art, what exactly it is that he does, trying to find the right balance of confidence and worry, and so much more. As I try to fit him into boxes like introvert, depression and wizard, he nimbly avoids all the labels and reaches instead for the specifics and universals of this strange experience we call being human. Rob plugs: Sleep Show: http://www.robauton.co.uk/past-productions Website: http://www.robauton.co.uk/ Bang Said The Gun (last Thurs of every month): http://www.bangsaidthegun.com/ Upcoming book: Take Hair Petrol Honey: http://www.robauton.co.uk/shop In Heaven the Onions Make You Laugh: http://www.robauton.co.uk/shop Upcoming: Scroobius Pip - CD - Speech Development Records - At Home With Rob http://www.scroobiuspip.co.uk/ Micheal Moore - Trump Videos: http://michaelmoore.com/ Mark E Smith - Renegade: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Renegade-Lives-Tales-Mark-E-Smith/0141028661/ The Fall: http://thefall.xyz/ I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: How to talk to a woman with headphones article: https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2016/aug/30/how-to-actually-talk-to-a-woman-wearing-headphones Hilary Benn Speech: https://youtu.be/m_dRCzd19Uc Vertigo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertigo_(film) Hitchcock: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock Leytonstone Church: http://www.stjohns-leytonstone.org.uk/ Banshee Labyrinth: http://www.thebansheelabyrinth.com/ Free Fringe: http://freefringe.org.uk/ Ambivert: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambivert Susan Cain: http://www.quietrev.com/ Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0141029196/ Werner Hetzog: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Herzog Instamgram @niche Niels Bohr: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr Light both a partical and a wave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave%E2%80%93particle_duality Gareth Bale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gareth_Bale Real Madrid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Madrid_C.F. I, Daniel Blake: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Daniel_Blake Peter Kay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kay Louis CK: https://louisck.net/ Martin Galton: http://www.martingalton.com/ Dan Cockrell: http://www.danielcockrill.com/ Eminem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eminem Beck: http://www.beck.com/ Bestival: http://www.bestival.net/ Stand Up Tragedy: standuptragedy.co.uk William Blake: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake David Shrigley: http://davidshrigley.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!
In GBA 275 we get better acquainted with Joz Norris. He talks about making weird and silly comedy about ideas and disconnected feelings, why he currently doesn't think of what he does as comedy but why he probably will by the middle of next year, ending up naked apart from a gold thong on a rooftop in Edinburgh, sitcoms, comedy and drama about awkward people in awkward situations and lots more. Joz plugs: Robert Johnson and The Devil Man: http://www.joznorris.co.uk/single-post/2016/10/06/Robert-Johnson-The-Devil-Man Weirdos Panto - My Big Fat Weirdos Christmas Wedding: https://laughoutlondoncomedyclub.co.uk/2016/10/17/my-big-fat-weirdos-christmas-wedding-december-7-9/ Double Act: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfy70f59fTg The Girl Whisperer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuIqok9CXYc I plug: The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thefamilytreepodcast We mention: Candid Cafe: http://www.candidarts.com/sections/galleryandcafepages/candid_cafe.htm Scottish Story Telling Centre: http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre Stand Up Tragedy: http://www.standuptragedy.co.uk/ Matthew Highton: http://www.matthewhighton.co.uk/ Archimedes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes Greek Tragedy: https://soundcloud.com/standuptragedy/sets/greek-tragedy Andy Zaltzman: http://andyzaltzman.co.uk/satirist-for-hire/ Micheal Brunstrom: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-240-micheal-brunstrom David Lee Morgan: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-251-david-lee-morgan The Hay Wain Reloaded: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/michael-brunstrom-the-hay-wain-reloaded The Golden Age Of Steam: https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/490260-michael-brunstrom-the-golden-age-of-steam/ Mark Dean Quinn: https://soundcloud.com/gettingbetteracquainted/gba-249-mark-dean-quinn Sofie Hagan: http://www.sofiehagen.com/ Brydie Lee Kennedy: http://www.brydieleekennedy.com/ Robert Johnson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Johnson David Mills: http://www.itsdavidmills.com/ Eleanor Morton: https://eleanormortoncomedian.com/ The Office: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Office_(UK_TV_series) Ricky Gervais: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Gervais Weirdos: http://www.weirdoscomedy.com/ Adam Larter: https://twitter.com/lartymcparty Terry Pratchett: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Pratchett Harold Pinter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Pinter Peep Show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peep_Show_(TV_series) Alan Partridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Partridge John Brittain: https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/jon-brittain Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho: https://www.facebook.com/sohothatcher/ Rotterdam: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/rotterdam-9781474284172/ Comedian Destroys Heckler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2p6mxBe8pI Charley Harrison: https://twitter.com/charleylucyha John Hastings: http://www.thejohnhastings.com/ John Henry Falle: https://twitter.com/thestorybeast Ed Aczel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Aczel Gabby Best: https://twitter.com/best_gabby Ralph Little: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralf_Little When Harry Met Sally: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Harry_Met_Sally... 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!