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Ever wondered what it’s like to be a national treasure? Or whether you can help yourself with self-help? If it’s possible to get rich quick without being a dick? Or how many close family members have to die before you get a dog? With the help of celebrity guests and experts, Cally will be getting to the stories you’ve never heard before - uncovering not your normal life lessons, but some big ones nonetheless. Cally Beaton knows a thing or two about self-help, having helped herself out of a b ...
 
A series of conversations with an array of creatives, hosted by Steve Whiteley. We talk about their journey, the struggles they’ve faced whilst progressing their career, strategies they use to unlock their creativity, how they balance their career with their personal lives, what impact this has on their mental health and lots more! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/balancing-acts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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In this episode, Cally talks to British novelist, songwriter, and journalist Louisa Young about addiction, alcoholism, rehab, love, life, food, books, writing, music, creativity, mothers, daughters and her memoir: ‘You Left Early’. TWITTER: @rileypurefoy INSTAGRAM: @louisalouisayoung Louisa's memoir You Left Early And novel Lion Boy Anne Brontë’s T…
 
In this episode, Cally talks to screenwriter, comedian, playwright and novelist, Anuvab Pal, about death, cremation, traditions, drumming, Edinburgh shows, family, Starbucks India, Eddie Izzard, railways, dick pics, Bollywood, Camden Town, improvisation and people born on 27 April. Follow Anuvab on Instagram @anuvabpal and Twitter @AnuvabPal Wild W…
 
Ashley is a comedian and writer from North West London. He went from being homeless to winning the London Comedy Stores brutal King Gong competition, gigging at all the top comedy clubs up and down the country, hosting The Gormania Podcast and writing and directing his proof concept film Diamanté. Ashley also found time to launch and MC at the infa…
 
In this episode, Cally talks to Irish writer, comedian and actor Alison Spittle about covid, radio, sex ambivalence, mental health, age, belonging, bullying, Morrissey, Mum love, women, weight, bullying, comedy and community. Follow Alison on Instagram @AlisonSpittle Twitter @AlisonSpittle Why can’t all lads be like Hozier article Brondby Haveby Da…
 
Bel Knight and Clare Hoey are a writing partnership working across TV, film and podcast projects. They wrote and starred in their debut play It's Not Cute Anymore, which ran at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. The play was optioned as a TV show and they now have six original TV shows and a podcast in development: Delilah Must Die, a blac…
 
In this episode, Cally talks to journalist, comedian and broadcaster and former Labour party special advisor about hair, heels, hustle, menopause, the Labour Party, impostor syndrome, panel shows, after-dinner speaking, institutional racism, stereotypes, invisibility, Ed Milliband, careers and childbearing years. Twitter: @ayeshahazarika Instagram:…
 
In this episode, Cally talks to comedian and actor, Tim McGarry about smoking, acting, politics, religion, stand-up, writing, law, humanism and Neil Delamere. Twitter: @Tim_Mc_Garry Instagram: @timmcgarry1 Give My Head Peace Blame Game Stephen Colbert Ed Byrne on Namaste Motherfuckers Danny Wallace on Namaste Motherfuckers Human Kind by Rutger Breg…
 
Ryan Dalton is the host of the nature and wildlife podcast 'Into The Wild'. Ryan spent seven years as a comedian, performing all across London, Surrey and Berkshire, alongside the likes of Paul Foot, Sara Pascoe and Joel Dommet. He also ran his own nights, The Comedy Wire, based in Surbiton, Surrey and Bracknell, Berkshire, where he would often MC.…
 
In this episode, Cally talks to comedian Seann Walsh, about music, running, drink, trauma, cancel culture, comedy heroes, reality tv, fame, hopes, dreams and tattoos. Follow Seann on Instagram @seannwalsh and Twitter @seannwalsh Seann & Paul Mccaffrey’s ‘What’s upset you now?’ podcast Blink 182 Libertines ‘Can’t stand me now’ Check out Stephen Gran…
 
In this episode, Cally talks to dog trainer, behaviourist & nutritionist, Anna Webb about dog telepathy, cats vs dogs, the countryside vs London, runner’s vs everyone, dads & their daughters, autism, lockdown dogs, therapy animals, capybaras, puppy schools and Blue Peter. Follow Anna on Twitter @annawebbdogs and Instagram @annawebbdogs Listen to he…
 
Simon has a well-deserved reputation as a broadcast ‘all-rounder’. His television career started at the Daily Mirror as the paper’s youngest ever television critic. He then joined LIVE TV as a presenter fronting the daily show Live With London as well as the Breakfast Show alongside Claudia Winkleman. He was the roving reporter on the Saturday nigh…
 
In this episode, Cally talks to Apprentice star and bed entrepreneur Thomas Skinner about: pubs, fantasy football, family, market trading, reality tv, business, pillows, beds, getting expelled from school, dyslexia, love, life and dust mites. Instagram: @iamtomskinner Twitter: @iamtomskinner Bosh Beds More about Cally Instagram: @callybeatoncomedia…
 
In this bonus episode, Cally and producer Mike look back at some of the highlights from the show so far, as well as providing some interesting podcast trivia. Watch Cally finger Ricky Gervais Morning Pages Emily Dean – Everybody Died So I Got a Dog Anna Webb interviews Robert Sheldrake about animal's sixth sense on A Dog's Life Judd Appatow’s Secre…
 
Stephen is one of the few people in the UK who is fully trained in the Neuromuscular Activation technique known as Be Activated. Over the last thirteen years, he has trained in a wide range of advanced physical therapy, injury assessment, exercise rehabilitation and sports performance improvement techniques. Be Activated is a ground breaking and re…
 
In this episode Cally talks to cook and comedian George Egg about: kittens, kindness, cookery, anarchy, loaves & fishes, magic, loaves and fishes, Archaos and her Dad. More about George Instagram: @georgeegg Twitter: @georgeegg IGTV channel Snack Hacker with Mackenzie Crook Archaos Gennaro Contaldo George’s talented family: Wife Nikki Son Fashion d…
 
Naomi is an author, freelance journalist, business consultant and psychotherapist. She has written for The Times and The Guardian and since 2008 has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times, where she writes predominantly about the psychological aspects of working life. Her first book, The Man Who Mistook his Job for his Life, was publishe…
 
In this episode Cally talks to comedian, writer and host of hit BBC podcast ‘No Country For Young Women’ about: preconceptions, writing, prejudice, sex, finding your voice, comedy, crowd pleasing, creativity, podcasting, vulnerability, being single and American vs British comedy. Instagram: @sadia_azmats Twitter: @sadia_azmats_ No Country For Young…
 
Ethan is an actor and comedian. He has starred in Bad Education both the TV series and feature film, starring Jack Whitehall. Ethan has also starred in Modern Horror Stories on Comedy Central and more recently as James in Ricky Gervais' After Life. Happy listening :) Steve - @offkeysteve #actor #acting #rickygervais #afterlife #jackwhitehall #steve…
 
In this episode Cally talks to outdoor-trekking, cat-loving stand-up comedian Ed Byrne about: horticulture, home schooling, living under a flight path, pandemic-aged tour material, zookeeping, conspiracy theories, science, humanism, being angry, the great outdoors and his current tour. Twitter: @MrEdByrne Instagram: @mredbyrne Check his tour dates …
 
Dugan is a writer, director and actor. He has directed music videos for the likes of Duck Sauce, Haim and Temper Trap and lots of very funny commercials. He was a staff writer on the animated TV series Dream Corp LLC. Dugan also sits on the board of directors for non-profit group OMG Cameras Everywhere. Happy listening :) Steve - @offkeysteve #duga…
 
In this episode Cally talks to coach, mentor and writer of best-selling book ‘Why Losing Your Job Could be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You’, Eleanor Tweddell, about: free thinking, motivational theory, liminality, grief, failure, rejection, falling down, standing up, selfish thinking, bouncing back, loss, impostor syndrome, family and herd…
 
Oenone is an influencer, presenter, podcaster and comedian. Her podcast Adulting has been downloaded over 3 million times. Oenone creates content about fitness, feminism, books, jewellery, politics and everything in between. If you like this episode please do rate and review the podcast on Apple. Happy listening :) Steve - @offkeysteve #oenone #inf…
 
In this episode Cally talks to filmmaker, comedian, and writer, Danny Wallace, about: losing one’s hair, losing one’s parent, kindness, saying yes, men’s bodies, awkward moments, techniques for trolls, the mighty Boosch, and homeschooling during a pandemic. Instagram: @dannywallace Twitter: @dannywallace Books Assembly The 7 Habits of Highly Effect…
 
In this episode Cally talks to comedian and presenter Matt Richardson about: careers advice, worst ever gigs/heckles, fame, success, failure, impostor syndrome, worry, writing, performing, Billy Connolly, lovers, haters, parents, dancing on ice, autism, and saying no. Instagram: @mattrichardson3 Twitter: @mattrichardson3 Live shows Podcast Namaste …
 
In this episode Cally talks to Mark and Keith of Mini Moderns – a much-loved interiors brand specialising in pattern with a story and known, among other things, for their beautiful wallpapers. They talk about: the 90s, Doc Martens, day jobs, side hustles, Red or Dead, reinvention, mid- century design, Instagram, Dungeness and childhood in Yorkshire…
 
In this episode Cally talks to TV and digital media guru Dave Bernath about: Saturday Night Live, lockdown in New York, Netflix, Comedy Central, 9/11, Giuliani, how to make it as a comedian, left brain/right brain, singularity and New York Governor Cuomo’s fall from grace. FOLLOW Dave: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-bernath/ New York New York New…
 
In this episode Cally talks to comedian Maisie Adam about: life decisions, auditions, acting, comedy, first jobs, burger vans, epilepsy and ice creams. TWITTER: @MaisieAdam INSTA: @maisieadam That’s a First podcast Maisie as Siouxie Sioux For more about Cally go here TWITTER: @callybeaton INSTAGRAM: @callybeatoncomedian Produced by Mike Hanson and …
 
In this episode Cally talks to crime writer Mark Billingham, about writing, fans, zoom life, reviews, crowd-pleasing, Elvis Costello, showing off, personality types, writing, reading, poker, luck vs hard work, midlife crises and John Irving. TWITTER: @MarkBillingham Find out more about Mark Billingham A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving John Cle…
 
In this episode Cally talks to comedian, TV and radio personality, Stephen K Amos, about friendship, family, age, loss, inspirational teachers, Twitter, race and being a twin. Twitter: @stephenkamos Instagram: @stephenkamos I Used To Say My Mother is Shirley Bassey BBC Pilgrimage – The Road To Rome Stephen in ‘My Night With Reg’ at the Turbine Thea…
 
In this episode Cally talks to founder of the Hoffman Process UK and Bond co-star, Serena Gordon, about childhood, reinvention, wellbeing, teenage pin-ups, parenting, Piers Brosnan, fame, healing, mind, body and soul. TWITTER: @hoffmanuk Instagram: @hoffmanprocessuk GQ Magazine The Hoffman Process - Seven days to change a lifetime: Cosmopolitan The…
 
In this episode Cally talks to comedy’s favourite couple, Sara Barron & Geoff Lloyd, about parenting, parents, fertility, compatability, mid-life crises, homeschooling, special needs, origin stories, love at first sight, marriage, family and sobriety and couple’s counselling. TWITTER & INSTA: @sarabarron @GeoffLloyd Sara on Live at the Apollo Birds…
 
In this episode Cally talks to Irish TV & Radio personality, Baz Ashmawy, about: Mammies, Daddies, kiddies, being fellow adrenaline junkies, nearly dying, impostor syndrome, tattoes, being tasered, skydiving, grief, ageism, hitting rock bottom, & bouncing back up again. Follow Baz on Instagram @bashmawy or Twitter @bazashmawy The Good, The Baz & Th…
 
In this special bonus Pride episode of the podcast, Cally talks to writer, comedian, producer, host and actor, Leila Navabi, at a virtual event hosted by award-winning digital product studios: Us Two. It was recorded in front of a live audience on 30 June 2021 – the last day of Pride month. Thanks to ustwo for hosting today's pod. Follow Leila on T…
 
In this episode Cally talks to award-winning comedian, actor, podcaster and writer, Jess Fostekew about: success, failure, parenting, love, emotions, women, men, comedy, creativity, self-belief, self-care, food, body image, eating disorders, growing up in Dorset, mental health, shame, nudity, toxic compliments, sterotypes, expectations, extreme emo…
 
In this episode Cally talks to legendary comedy producer, presenter and writer, John Lloyd, whose credits include: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Not The 9 O Clock News, Blackadder, Spitting Image and QI. He is currently the presenter of The Museum of Curiosity on Radio 4. As well as being fired, we talked about boarding school, Douglas Adam…
 
In this episode Cally talks to comedian, satirist, writer, and presenter, Matt Forde, about his time in the labour party, leadership, comedy, the Blair years, single mums, doing impressions, burglaries, Oasis, Billy Connolly and Bin Laden wanking. Yes really. Follow Matt on @mattforde His book Politically Homeless And podcast The Political Party Oa…
 
In the first episode of Series Two, Cally talks to comedian, actor, writer and author, Rosie Jones, about fame, bananas, mother love, disability, stereotypes, perception, being 30, writing, Covid winners and losers, the best time to have a baby, confidence, self-esteem, sex, sexuality and when not to apologise. Follow Rosie on Twitter @josierones a…
 
In this episode Cally talks to author, political activist, journalist and founding leader of the Women's Equality Party, Sophie Walker about impostor syndrome, running, single parenting, authenticity, allyship, depression, mindfulness, bullying, leadership, crying, feminism, optimism, ageism, professionalism, cynicism, autism – and some things that…
 
In this episode Cally talks with comedian, writer and political commentator, Geoff Norcott about an eclectic range of things, including: Jeremy Clarkson, Aldi vs. Waitrose, Meghan & Harry, Patreon, socialism, capitalism, Blue Peter, Question Time, men’s mental health, anti-depressants, therapy, grief, the right, the left, class, Russ Abbott, mascul…
 
In this episode Cally talks with writer, comedian, presenter, producer, QI elf and co-host of hit podcast ‘no such thing as a fish’, Dan Schreiber, about weird and wonderful things, including: a peek behind the scenes of NSTAAF in lockdown, a day in the life of a QI elf, unconditional love, growing up in Hong Kong, Spike Milligan, fellow QI elf And…
 
In this episode Cally talks with TV producer, presenter of Pointless and House of Games and now best-selling author, Richard Osman about: intelligence, Boris Johnson, turning 50, being stared at, middle life crises, stereotypes, belonging, Twitter, fathers, mothers, gender, testosterone, toilet seat weeing, vulnerability, impostor syndrome, writing…
 
In this episode Cally talks with writer, presenter, TV producer and podcaster Emily Dean about: childhood, grief, being single, famous friends and of course her superstar dog, Raymond. Oh, and the really important stuff – teeth. Follow Emily on: TWITTER: @Divine_Miss_Em INSTA: @emilyrebeccadean Emily's book Everyone Died So I Got A Dog is available…
 
Christine Rose is a TV comedy writer. Christine has written on shows including Graham Norton, Jonathan Ross Show, Chatty Man, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You, Roast Battle, Horrible Histories and awards shows such as the BAFTAs, The Brits and The Royal Variety. As well as reality shows, dating shows, survival shows and…
 
Cally talks with Arthur about wide-ranging topics, including: poetry, bobby on the beat Dads, conspiracy theories, Van Gogh, Leonard Cohen, the North/South London divide, unconditional love and life after intensive care. Follow Arthur on Twitter His autobiography is My Name is Daphne Fairfax Photos of our bobby on the beat Dads are here Micky Flana…
 
Cally gets under the skin of sex workers and talks with Desiree about everything from ancestry, to love, to lockdown dating, to meditation, to body image, to paying her way through Yale working as a pro dominatrix. Find out more about Desiree here Or follow her: @destheray Welcome to Nightvale National Ugly Mugs (NUM) Ending Violence Against Sex Wo…
 
Cally talks with Oliver about wide-ranging topics, including: silent meditation retreats, goal-free living, writing ‘this column will change your life’ for The Guardian and why it’s important to ‘stay on the fucking bus’. Sign up for Oliver’s ‘The Imperfectionist’ newsletter here Follow him on Twitter @oliverburkeman Find out more about The Hoffman…
 
James Farmer is a comedian and writer. James has worked as a writer on some of the most successful UK TV shows. From pretty much all of Jimmy Carr shows, to the Last Leg, Romesh on the Ranganation and Frankie Boyle on his shows. As a stand up he has supported both Jimmy Carr and Patrick Kielty on tour. Jimmy Carr on several dates for his Funny Busi…
 
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