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That Podcast

A new magazine-style 12-part series that tells the story of a nation and a world in rapid transition featuring original commissions and performances from some of the UK’s most exciting names in contemporary arts and entertainment.That Podcast is a co-production between Storyglass and ETT. Executive Producers: Robert Delamere & Richard Twyman, Commissioning Editor: Jennifer Bakst, Producers: Andrew Hughes & Sarah Jane Murray, Series Producer: Ben Walker.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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That Podcast - Trailer

Episode hosts Remona Aly, Desiree Burch, Sophie Duker, Terry Gilliam, Nish Kumar and Chris McCausland introduce us to... That Podcast - an ambitious collaboration between Storyglass and ETT featuring more than 100 writers, comedians, spoken word artists, scientists, journalists, musicians, and people from all walks of life, who tell tales of the extraordinary and the everyday, in an attempt to make sense of the world we now find ourselves living in.That Podcast is a co-production between Storyglass and ETT. Executive Producers: Robert Delamere & Richard Twyman, Commissioning Editor: Jennifer Bakst, Producers: Andrew Hughes & Sarah Jane Murray, Series Producer: Ben Walker.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1min

2 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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That Podcast - Episode 0

THAT PODCAST... EPISODE 0: Hip-Hop MC, writer, theatre maker and world record breaking human beatboxer Testament performs his spoken word piece ZERO, as a teaser for THAT PODCAST - a series which tells the story of a nation and world in rapid transition. Testament’s work celebrates our fundamental need for storytelling, and reflects how we view the world through narrative.Hosted by Remona Aly, Desiree Burch, Sophie Duker, Terry Gilliam, Nish Kumar and Chris McCausland, That Podcast features more than 100 writers, comedians, spoken word artists, scientists, journalists, musicians, and people from all walks of life, who tell tales of the extraordinary and the everyday, in an attempt to make sense of the world we now find ourselves living in.That Podcast is a co-production between Storyglass and ETT. Executive Producers: Robert Delamere & Richard Twyman, Commissioning Editor: Jennifer Bakst, Producers: Andrew Hughes & Sarah Jane Murray, Series Producer: Ben Walker.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

7mins

28 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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1.1 - THAT PODCAST with SOPHIE DUKER... where Keanu Reeves saves us all using the power of dreams – PART ONE

THAT PODCAST... where Keanu Reeves saves us all using the power of dreams, and we take some LSD in order to confront the unconfrontable things in life – PART ONEIn a time when people have been haunted by pandemic-influenced dreams (a weird amount of which seem to feature Keanu Reeves battling Coronavirus), host Sophie Duker delves into the weird and wonderful world of dreamscapes, hallucinations and nightmares. Part 1 of the episode features original commissions from Matilda Ibini and Abbie Spallen, as well as a conversation with scientist and director of the DrEAMSLab research centre Dr Caroline Horton, and contributions from lucid dreamers and quarandreamers. Episode 1, Part 1 credits: Host - Sophie DukerGuest - Dr Caroline Horton Commissioned pieces: The Emperor, Warhol and The Queen by Abbie SpallenChow chow - Kathy Kiera ClarkeDirector - John R. WilkinsonSound Designer - Alexandra Faye BraithwaiteWriter - Abbie Spallen Don’t Panic, Don’t Move by Matilda IbiniThe reader - Paapa EssieduDirector - Jennifer BakstSound Designer - Max PappenheimWriter - Matilda Ibini Host script - Jennifer Bakst and Sophie DukerTestimonials Research - Aina J. KhanInterview sound recording - James HingleyMusic – BMG Production MusicProduction Co-ordinator - Madeleine SharmaAssistant Producer - Ben QuashieProducers - Andrew Hughes and Sarah Jane MurraySeries Producer - Ben WalkerCommissioning Editor - Jennifer BakstExecutive Producers - Robert Delamere and Richard TwymanTHAT PODCAST is a Storyglass and ETT co-productionSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

5 May 2021

Rank #3

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1.2 - THAT PODCAST with SOPHIE DUKER... where Keanu Reeves saves us all using the power of dreams – PART TWO

THAT PODCAST... where Keanu Reeves saves us all using the power of dreams, and we take some LSD in order to confront the unconfrontable things in life – PART TWOFollowing our deep dive into pandemic-influenced dreams in Part 1, host Sophie Duker looks into how hallucinogenic-influenced altered states might help to cure PTSD, and confronts the trauma of the past yearPart 2 of the episode features an audio drama from writer Eno Mfon, as well as a conversation with Mariel Richards, CEO of gal-dem - a media publication for people of colour from marginalised genders, and an account from a patient of MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).  Content Warnings – suicide, sexual violence, violence, discussions about racial injustice  Episode 1, Part 2 credits: Host - Sophie DukerGuest - Mariel Richards Commissioned pieces:Selling Dreams by Eno MfonD-Boy/Idris Alba/Kwame - Alexander BeanMorineke - Lois ChimimbaSharon - Morag DaviesCharlene/Auntie/Susie - Debbie KorleyDirector - Ben QuashieSound Designer - Mike WinshipWriter - Eno Mfon Host script - Jennifer Bakst and Sophie DukerTestimonials Research - Aina J. KhanInterview sound recording - James HingleyMusic – BMG Production MusicProduction Co-ordinator - Madeleine SharmaAssistant Producer - Ben QuashieProducers - Andrew Hughes and Sarah Jane MurraySeries Producer - Ben WalkerCommissioning Editor - Jennifer BakstExecutive Producers - Robert Delamere and Richard TwymanTHAT PODCAST is a Storyglass and ETT co-productionLinks:M.A.P.S. - https://maps.org/Footage of BLM protests - 'Black lives matter ( BLM ) London Protest In Hyde Park 2020' from CJ Photography Photo & Video YouTube channel (Creative Commons Licence)See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

5 May 2021

Rank #4

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2.1 - THAT PODCAST with DESIREE BURCH... in which we look at rituals, relationships, sex and bodies – PART ONE

THAT PODCAST... in which we look at rituals, relationships, sex, and bodies, and which is definitely NSFW so don’t listen with your kids – PART ONEA global pandemic is far from an aphrodisiac. How does shifting the satisfaction of our sexual needs to a digital plane change this most intimate and physical of acts? From couples revealing the rituals they used to negotiate each other during lockdown, to accounts of how the world of sex work is changing in response, Desiree Burch hosts an episode which is definitely NSFW.Part 1 features commissions from writer Ella Hickson and Alissa Anne Jeun Yi, as well as conversations with comedian Celya AB and relationship expert Carol Bruess. Content Warning – graphic sexual contentEpisode 2, Part 1 credits:Host - Desiree BurchGuest - Celya ABGuest - Carol BruessDavid Attenborough - Luke KempnerCommissioned pieces:Lay(er) by Ella HicksonA - Jodie McNeeB - Prisca BakareHusband - Tobi BakareChild - Isaac BakareDirector - Sacha WaresSound Designer - Gareth FryComposer - Adrian LeeWriter - Ella HicksonAlissa’s Choose Your Own Porn Adventure by Alissa Anne Jeun YiWriter-Performer - Alissa Anne Jeun YiDirector - Jennifer BakstSound Designer - Helen Atkinson Host script - Jennifer Bakst and Desiree BurchTestimonials Research - Aina J. Khan and Ruth McKeeInterview sound recording - James HingleyMusic – BMG Production MusicProduction Co-ordinator - Madeleine SharmaAssistant Producer - Ben QuashieProducers - Andrew Hughes and Sarah Jane MurraySeries Producer - Ben WalkerCommissioning Editor - Jennifer BakstExecutive Producers - Robert Delamere and Richard TwymanTHAT PODCAST is a Storyglass and ETT co-productionSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55mins

12 May 2021

Rank #5

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2.2 - THAT PODCAST with DESIREE BURCH... in which we look at rituals, relationships, sex and bodies – PART TWO

THAT PODCAST... in which we look at rituals, relationships, sex, and bodies, and which is definitely NSFW so don’t listen with your kids – PART TWOHost Desiree Burch returns to her examination of how sex and intimacy got knotted up with a pandemic, dick pics and how lockdown has affected sex workers. Part 2 of the episode features writer-performers Travis Alabanza and Hollie McNish, comedian Richard Herring, and conversations with virtual strip club Cybertease and historical sex work expert and founder of Whores of Yore, Dr Kate Lister.  Content Warning – graphic sexual content Episode 2, Part 2 credits: Host - Desiree BurchGuest - Richard HerringGuest - CyberteaseGuest - Dr Kate ListerDavid Attenborough - Luke KempnerCommissioned pieces:The Main Tip Is To Breathe by Travis AlabanzaWriter-Performer - Travis AlabanzaDirector - Jennifer BakstSound Designer - Helen Atkinson Family Life in Lockdown by Hollie McNishWriter-Performer - Hollie McNishSound Designer - Ben WalkerHost script - Jennifer Bakst and Desiree BurchTestimonials Research - Aina J. Khan and Ruth McKeeInterview sound recording - James HingleyMusic – BMG Production MusicProduction Co-ordinator - Madeleine SharmaAssistant Producer - Ben QuashieProducers - Andrew Hughes and Sarah Jane MurraySeries Producer - Ben WalkerCommissioning Editor - Jennifer BakstExecutive Producers - Robert Delamere and Richard TwymanTHAT PODCAST is a Storyglass and ETT co-productionSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 1min

12 May 2021

Rank #6

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3.1 - THAT PODCAST with CHRIS MCCAUSLAND... where we rely on the kindness of strangers – PART ONE

THAT PODCAST... where we rely on the kindness of strangers and wonder if, generally, we’re good people (or not so much) – PART ONE Lockdown made us all pioneers in a brave new world of digital socialising - and increasingly, interaction with perfect strangers. From QuarantineChat to neighbourhood WhatsApp groups, we started building new local and international networks in our lives. Chris McCausland hosts an episode that explores intimacy with strangers from multiple perspectives – and what will and must change going forward. Part 1 features a piece by writer Shahid Iqbal Khan, as well as conversations with kindness research director Dr Oliver Scott Curry and artist and entrepreneur Danielle Baskin.Episode 3, Part 1 credits:Host - Chris McCauslandGuest - Danielle BaskinGuest - Dr Oliver Scott CurryCommissioned piece:THE RETURN by Shahid Iqbal KhanAadam - Alim JaydaBoss - Ayesha AntoineColleague 1 - Gershwyn Eustache JnrColleague 2 - Annabel BaldwinDirection and Sound Design - Ben and Max RinghamWriter - Shahid Iqbal KhanHost script - Jennifer Bakst and Chris McCauslandTestimonials Research - Aina J. Khan Interview sound recording - James HingleyMusic – BMG Production MusicProduction Co-ordinator - Madeleine SharmaAssistant Producer - Ben QuashieProducers - Andrew Hughes and Sarah Jane MurraySeries Producer - Ben WalkerCommissioning Editor - Jennifer BakstExecutive Producers - Robert Delamere and Richard TwymanTHAT PODCAST is a Storyglass and ETT co-productionSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

19 May 2021

Rank #7

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3.2 - THAT PODCAST with CHRIS MCCAUSLAND... where we rely on the kindness of strangers – PART TWO

THAT PODCAST... where we rely on the kindness of strangers and wonder if, generally, we’re good people (or not so much) – PART TWOHost Chris McCausland returns to the subject of isolation and relying on the kindness of strangers in the pandemic, and discovers that whilst this felt like new territory for many of us, there is a portion of the population for whom this was not a new normal, but the norm. For many people with disabilities, barriers to socialising and engagement with strangers has been part of their lives for the longest time.Part 2 of the episode features commissions from Athena Stevens and Tim Crouch, and a conversation with novelist Dina Nayeri.Content Warning – graphic violenceEpisode 3, Part 2 credits: Host - Chris McCauslandGuest - Dina NayeriCommissioned pieces:THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS by Athena StevensWriter-Performer - Athena StevensDirector - Jennifer BakstSound Designer - Helen Atkinson MILKY DRINKS by Tim CrouchThe Reader - Amber JamesDirector - Jennifer BakstSound Designer - Max PappenheimWriter - Tim Crouch Host script - Jennifer Bakst and Chris McCauslandTestimonials Research - Aina J. Khan Interview sound recording - James HingleyMusic – BMG Production MusicProduction Co-ordinator - Madeleine SharmaAssistant Producer - Ben QuashieProducers - Andrew Hughes and Sarah Jane MurraySeries Producer - Ben WalkerCommissioning Editor - Jennifer BakstExecutive Producers - Robert Delamere and Richard TwymanTHAT PODCAST is a Storyglass and ETT co-productionSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59mins

19 May 2021

Rank #8

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4.1 - THAT PODCAST with NISH KUMAR... where we feel the pull of Wanderlust – PART ONE

THAT PODCAST... where we feel the pull of Wanderlust and travel the world with our imaginations, and also sometimes our feet – PART ONEIn March 2020, the world stopped. We went from being a peripatetic society of nomads to a society locked down… Instead, we started travelling with our imaginations. Host Nish Kumar invites you to join him as he embarks on a fantastical journey.  Part 1 of this episode features writer-performer Jordan Brookes, a new commission from playwright Sami Ibrahim, an interview with travel writer Jini Reddy and accounts from lockdown adventurers. Episode 4, Part 1 credits:Host - Nish KumarGuest - Jini Reddy Commissioned pieces:The Prodigal Self by Jordan BrookesWriter-Performer - Jordan BrookesDirector and Sound Designer - Ben WalkerThe Twig by Sami Ibrahim Performer - Lois ChimimbaDirector - Anthony AlmeidaSound Designer - Mike Winship Writer - Sami IbrahimHost script - Jennifer Bakst and Nish KumarInterview sound recording - James HingleyTestimonials Research - Aina J. Khan and Ruth McKeeMusic – BMG Production MusicProduction Co-ordinator - Madeleine SharmaAssistant Producer - Ben QuashieProducers - Andrew Hughes and Sarah Jane MurraySeries Producer - Ben WalkerCommissioning Editor - Jennifer BakstExecutive Producers - Robert Delamere and Richard TwymanTHAT PODCAST is a Storyglass and ETT co-production Clip from 'Joel & Nish Vs The World', produced by Rumpus Media for Comedy Central UKSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54mins

26 May 2021

Rank #9

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4.2 - THAT PODCAST with NISH KUMAR... where we feel the pull of Wanderlust – PART TWO

THAT PODCAST... where we feel the pull of Wanderlust and travel the world with our imaginations, and also sometimes our feet – PART TWOFollowing the flights of fancy and fantasy of part 1, host Nish Kumar interrogates some of the more difficult aspects of travel in a pandemic as he considers those whose journeys are to seek refuge and asylum, the rhetoric around immigration and Britain's colonial legacy and the future of travel in a time of climate change.This part features a commission by novelist and playwright Dina Nayeri, as well as accounts from Luke Murphy, asylum seeker-turned-foodbank organiser MD Mominul Hamid and an interview with Professor Kehinde Andrews.Content Warnings – human trafficking, modern slavery Episode 4, Part 2 credits: Host - Nish KumarGuest - MD Mominul HamidGuest - Professor Kehinde AndrewsGuest - Luke MurphyCommissioned piece:We Still Have Our Feet by Dina NayeriDina - Nathalie ArminHalimah - Anissa MuradFilippo - Philip ArdittiSam/Halimah’s Father - Scott KarimCamp Worker/Halimah’s mother - Lisa ZahraDirector - Tinuke CraigSound Designer - Mike WinshipWriter - Dina NayeriHost script - Jennifer Bakst and Nish KumarInterview sound recording - James HingleyTestimonials Research - Aina J. Khan and Ruth McKeeMusic – BMG Production MusicProduction Co-ordinator - Madeleine SharmaAssistant Producer - Ben QuashieProducers - Andrew Hughes and Sarah Jane MurraySeries Producer - Ben WalkerCommissioning Editor - Jennifer BakstExecutive Producers - Robert Delamere and Richard TwymanTHAT PODCAST is a Storyglass and ETT co-productionLinks:For more information on MD Mominul Hamid’s food bank:https://abirking.com/https://abirking.com/mds-little-help-foodbank-covid19/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyTSodFLPd8&list=PLGvItNrhJ8VHhqqbLVXQ0MvubWSjLvj5uSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 4mins

26 May 2021

Rank #10