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Welcome to No Really, I'm Fine. A mental health podcast which sheds a light on peoples' daily struggle with mental health and telling the world you're not alone.We're returning for a limited series during the Coronavirus pandemic to provide you help and support during the crisis.We be make mental health the conversation. We want to hear about you, break the stigma, we want to share and listen.Journalists Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally and Michael Pearson host the podcast and they'll guide you th ...
 
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“The more we are proud that the Bethlehem story is plain enough to be understood by the shepherds, and almost by the sheep, the more do we let ourselves go, in dark and gorgeous imaginative frescoes or pageants about the mystery and majesty of the Three Magian Kings.” - G.K. Chesterton For our last episode of 2021, Phoebe is back again to discuss t…
 
“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” - Italo Calvino In this episode Rachel and Phoebe are back to discuss Classic literature, what is it and why does it matter? We take a look at our own reading journeys and our hopes to try to become “well-read”, as well as a look at what Classic literature means to us, the que…
 
Who will remember, passing through this Gate, the unheroic dead who fed the guns? Who shall absolve the foulness of their fate,- Those doomed, conscripted, unvictorious ones?" Siegfried Sassoon, 'On Passing The New Menin Gate' November has for many centuries held a place for Catholics as the Month of the Dead, a time to reflect and pray for the dep…
 
"I looked at her, with my mind full of that other lovely face which had so ominously recalled her to my memory on the terrace by moonlight. I had seen Anne Catherick's likeness in Miss Fairlie. I now saw Miss Fairlie's likeness in Anne Catherick." - Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White We are joined for this episode of Risking Enchantment by Catholic…
 
“For us, we like going back to a time—and I’m sure nostalgia is feeding into that—where cell phones and the internet weren’t around. If you went off with friends, it felt like you really could get lost on a grand adventure.” - The Duffer Brothers In this episode of Risking Enchantment I'm joined by Robyn Conroy, a professional animator who previous…
 
"One writes such a story [The Lord of the Rings] not out of the leaves of trees still to be observed, nor by means of botany and soil-science; but it grows like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mold of the mind: out of all that has been seen or thought or read, that has long ago been forgotten, descending into the deeps." - J.R.R. Tolkien For thi…
 
"[T]he first aim of Dante, in his landscape imagery [in the Earthly Paradise], is to show evidence of this perfect liberty, and of the purity and sinlessness of the new nature, converting pathless ways into happy ones." - John Ruskin For the first episode back from the summer Rachel is joined by Theology Professor Matthew Rothaus Moser to discuss D…
 
“[God] gave you strength to do what your conscience told you was right; and I don’t see that we need any higher or holier strength than that; or wisdom either." - Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South In this episode Rachel and Phoebe discuss North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Often dubbed ‘The Victorian Pride and Prejudice’ it is a wonderful love …
 
“Why is it that of all the billions and billions of strange objects in the Cosmos - novas, quasars, pulsars, black holes - you are beyond doubt the strangest” - Walker Percy Lost in the Cosmos In this episode Rachel is joined by Shane Jenkins to discuss Walker Percy’s satirical self-help book Lost in the Cosmos. In this book Percy explores ideas of…
 
“If we insist on keeping Hell (or even earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce In this episode we are delighted to welcome to the show David Bates, co-host of the Pints with Jack podcast. He joins Phoebe and Rachel to d…
 
“‘You will find,’ he explained, ‘that when the kings are bullies who believe in force, the people are bullies too. If I don't stand for law, I won't have law among my people.’” In this episode Rachel and Phoebe discuss the figure of King Arthur in Malory’s Le Morte Darthur, the biblical echoes of his kingship, his attempt to create a just society a…
 
"Our Lord began his public life on the Mount of the Beatitudes and closed it on the Mount of Calvary. This books tells the story of how he practiced the meekness, the mercy, and the poverty of the Beatitudes." - Ven. Fulton Sheen In this episode of Risking Enchantment Rachel and Phoebe discuss the short book by Ven. Fulton Sheen called The Cross an…
 
"I will smite Egypt with all my wonders" - The Prince of Egypt For this episode of Risking Enchantment, we are joined by animator and friend Robyn Conroy to talk about the 1998 Dreamwork's film The Prince of Egypt. A fantastic film in its own right, it is also an interesting modern example of a biblical story becoming a prestigious entertainment an…
 
"We are not here to triumph by fighting, by stratagem, or by resistance, Not to fight with beasts as men. We have only to conquer Now, by suffering. This is the easier victory." - T.S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral In this episode, Rachel and Phoebe delve into two texts, T.S. Eliot's verse drama Murder in the Cathedral about the death of St. Thoma…
 
"The joy of the festival, drawing together the memory of both earthly and divine blessings, points to the eternal joy of heaven by giving us a small, imperfect glimpse of the eternal feast. "Why We Feast: A Matter of Life and Death", R. Jared Staudt Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast o…
 
"Men reverently doffed their hats; women wept and knelt before the pictures, and some even crawled like penitents through the show." Jesus, Illustrated: Tissot’s New Testament" by Ken Johnson In this episode, Rachel is joined by Shane Jenkins, who was previously on our Risking Enchantment episode 'Time and T.S. Eliot: Modern and Eternal Poetry'. In…
 
"The whole story of her life... It was here waiting for her … She had never needed to think about it before. It had been quite easy to fill her life with unimportant trivialities that left her no time for self-knowledge." - Absent in the Spring In this episode of Risking Enchantment Rachel and Phoebe discuss two books: Absent in the Spring by Agath…
 
''Bless that good, good woman who hung the crucifix round my neck! For it is a comfort and a strength to me whenever I touch it. '' - Dracula In this episode Phoebe and Rachel discuss the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, and delve into the use and misuse of sacraments and sacramentals in the story. Also discussed is Eleanor Bourg Nicholson's novel A B…
 
"This seeming paradox reflects two concurrently pervasive - and strikingly contradictory - perspectives. One is to be engrossed by the past, the other to dispense with it." The Past is a Foreign Country - Revisited By David Lowenthal We are delighted to welcome Catholic author and writer Fiorella de Maria. To find out more about her, and for links …
 
“The Beauty of the House is immeasurable; its Kindness infinite" In this episode Rachel and Phoebe discuss Susanna Clarke's new novel Piranesi. Set in a mysterious world, all contained in one vast house of marble statues and rising tides, the novel gives a wonderful opportunity to examine the way humans interact with the world around them. Works Me…
 
Often dismissed as 'the Dark Ages' of the Church before the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the Middle Ages was in fact a fascinating era for Christian preaching. Richly textual, highly informed, and even, entertaining, Fr Conor McDonough OP joins us on the podcast to discuss a Dominican perspective on preaching, especially in the Middle Ages,…
 
We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Lev to the podcast. Elizabeth is an acclaimed art historian based in Rome, and author of several books including How Catholic Art Saved the Faith: The Triumph of Beauty and Truth in Counter-Reformation Art. In this episode we have a discussion about how early Christians evangelised to the Romans through art and…
 
“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing." In our first episode back after the summer Phoebe and Rachel discuss the sense of longing found in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin Mac…
 
This week, Gemma talks to Denise Welch about Mental health, postnatal depression, alcoholism and her new book 'The unwelcome visitor'. Denise opens up about her life, spending 20 years struggling to get a diagnoses, life with a family in the entertainment industry, and of course life in lockdown.By Reach Podcasts
 
If you live anywhere near Merseyside you'll know the name Lindzi Germain, the hilarious actress and comedian has been entertaining crowds across the country for decades and is a Mersey Icon. During lockdown, she's been entertaining hundreds of thousands of people on social media with her online lockdown series across various groups on Facebook. She…
 
'The things I believed most then, the things I believe most now, are the things called fairy tales. They seem to me to be the entirely reasonable things.' G.K. Chesterton In this episode Rachel and Phoebe discuss Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, why it's a great example of a fairy story and how fairy stories help us to know and love the w…
 
This special episode entitled ‘Hope from the Frontline’ which features clips from seven keyworkers coving A&E, Home Care, Criminal Justice, Charity & Supermarket settings. For the second time we are teaming up with the guys over at Mental Podcast so thank you once again for this. The guests share how their world has changed during the pandemic, men…
 
This week we're joined by Bobby Bobby Temps host of the award-winning podcast Mental. We come together to discuss mental health podcasting, his dealings with anorexia and eating disorders, and Mental Health Awareness Week's Kindness theme. Join 195,000 others in Bobby's petition for Mental Health Education: bit.ly/MentalPetition You can also contac…
 
This is the first in our series of special episodes this week to mark mental health awareness week. Host Gemma chats with Alica Ewington from the mental health charity, PAPYRUS. Find out about their #keeptheconversationrolling campaign and the brilliant work they do to help the prevention of suicide among young people. Kindness and hope are feeling…
 
“Somebody, after all, had to make a start.” - Sophie Scholl Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Greg Daly Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Follow Greg on social media: @GregDalyIC, @thirstygargoyle http://thethirstygargoyle.blogspot.com/ Find out more at w…
 
Best-selling author and social media phenomenon Megan Crabbe AKA BodyPosiPanda and body image campaigner Alice Dunbar speak to Michael Pearson about staying body positive during the lockdown. Specifically for this week’s episode, we’ve teamed up with Beat the UK’s eating disorder charity which has an online support group called The Sanctuary, which…
 
This bank holiday bonus episode features two interviews with two doctors to talk about live in lockdown. Host Michael Pearson speaks Dr Kishan Bodalia, a front-line doctor in Birmingham who tested positive for COV-ID 19 a few weeks ago and talks about how he's been coping living with the virus. Then Gemma Sherlock speaks to doctor and BBC Life Hack…
 
Award-winning author Giles-Paley Phillips speaks to Gemma about his fundraising challenge for the NHS in which a full marathon around his house has raised more than £6,000. The co-host of Blank Podcast also talks candidly about losing his mum and how grief has shaped his life. Listen for his tips on kindness and more during lockdown.…
 
"The young warrior awoke, dauntless from the dust, majesty arose, victorious and wise." -The Descent into Hell In this episode Chloe and Rachel discuss their love of Old English literature, along with three Old English poems on the theme of Easter: The Dream of the Rood, The Descent into Hell, and Christ II Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Host…
 
This week we hear from a nurse and part time police officer on the front line fighting the Coronavirus pandemic. Louise speaks to Gemma about being separated from her family and how she is coping with being parted from them during the pandemic as well as trying to stay positive during the pandemic. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
 
“The music had such an extraordinary force of reality that we realized, no longer by deduction, but by the impact on our hearts, that it could not have originated from nothingness, but could only have come to be through the power of the Truth that became real in the composer's inspiration.” Pope Benedict XVI In this episode, Phoebe and Rachel discu…
 
Gemma speaks with Emma Carrington from Rethink.org about the impact of Coronavirus and Covid-19 on mental health, along with a few insights to the temporary changes in Mental Health Legislation and some advice on how to support your mental health during Lockdown. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…
 
Gemma speaks to Dr Ravi Dr Jayaram who is a consultant paediatrician at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Dr Jayaram gives parents some advice on caring for your children during this difficult time along with his own personal experiences on the ward caring for patients during this pandemic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.co…
 
“Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” -Roald Dahl In this episode, Phoebe and I discuss the wonderful, wacky and sometimes wicked world of Roald Dahl's stories, and we look to Chesterton to see how we should approach humour from a Christian perspective. M…
 
Gemma and Matt (producer) talk about this three part special series, and what the No Really, I'm Fine team are doing during these difficult time. Gemma then talks to Rosie Weatherly from 'Mind' about Coronavirus, and how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-…
 
"There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet" In this episode Rachel is joined by Shane Jenkins to discuss the poetry of T.S. Eliot and the themes of time on his poetry, as well as his place in the modernist movement, the impact of his conversion on his writing, and the ways we can approach his writing t…
 
"Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come. For the winter is now past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have appeared in our land." Cant., ii. 10-12. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Maria Connolly Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentp…
 
As we come to a close for series two of No Really, I'm Fine. Host Gemma Sherlock opens up about her battle with anxiety, depression and how she tried to take her life before being stopped by her dad. This really honest and inspiring talk, Gemma talks about how she's dealt with anxiety growing-up, abusive relationships and watching her mother battle…
 
"At the touch of Vermeer's brush, the canvas transforms, so to speak, into a spectral, silver-backed mirror; into a magical retina... we are elevated from the realm of reality into the paradise of essentiality." Paul Claudel Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Greg Daly Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the p…
 
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