Episode Nine - Christmas

December 10, 2017

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Episode Nine - Christmas

The Christmas special of am i normal? Podcast bringing together three of Series One's best guests:

  • Dominatrix Mistress Evilyne
  • Psychotherapist Diane Stevens
  • Vicar Alistair Tresidder

For a conversation on some normal things (like Christmas, family and divorce), and some not so normal things (like acting out Christmas based sexual fantasies, who would win in a fight between Santa and Jesus, and having Stalin round for Christmas dinner)

Thanks for listening and see you in 2018 for series 2.

Merry Christmas!

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Episode Eight - Death

August 13, 2017

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Episode Eight - Death

In the final episode of the series, I meet Edward Turner, who helped terminally ill mum Anne to Swiss clinic Dignitas for an assisted death in 2006 to discuss:

  • The experience of going to Dignitas - What happens and how does it work?
  • The Religious element of the opposition to the campaign for assisted dying
  • Edward's advice on how to live well, and prepare for death

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode Seven - Masculinity

July 30, 2017

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Episode Seven - Masculinity | Fat Body, Fat Mind

I meet London Personal Trainer Adam White To Discuss Masculinity, Body Image & Exercise:

  • The Relationship Between Masculinity and Fighting, Dancing and Social Embarrassment
  • What Mental Health Advice I can take from Adam's lifestyle and work
  • I Ponder The Connection Between Machismo And Sexism

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode Six - Justice

July 16, 2017

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Episode Six - Law & Order Pt.1 - Justice

I meet London Defence Lawyer Alistair Parker from Brett Wilson LLP to discuss:

  • The impact and meaning of deceit, intent, intelligence, crime and mental health in his world
  • What Mental Health Advice I can take from Alistair's own mental and occupational experience
  • The damaging, worrying effects of major cuts to public funding in the legal system
  • The challenges of clear-thinking in a society Alistair describes as a consumerist, social media envy machine

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode Five - Career

July 2, 2017
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Episode Five - Career

I meet Career, Life & Creativity Coaches Ian Hanreck, Kate Taylor & Simon Broomer to discuss:

  • The relationship between career and mental health
  • Gender Equality In The Workplace
  • The Language of the Corporate / Office Worlds
  • How to work towards happiness rather than promotion

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode Four - Dominatrixes

June 18, 2017

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Episode Four - Dominatrixes

I meet two of London's Best Dominatrixes to discuss:

  • The effects of sexuality and secrecy on mental health
  • The strangest requests they've ever received
  • How the law can endanger sex workers
  • How to use thumb-sucking, masturbation and fresh air to benefit mental health

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode Three - Psychics

June 4, 2017

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Episode Three - Psychic Mediums

I meet four Psychic Mediums for:

  • A Tarot Card Love-life analysis that tells me to reconsider my relationship
  • A Palm-read health check that descends quickly to my prostate
  • A Debate on the evidence for the spirit world
  • A Past-life regression for phobia cure

 And not least a bit of contact with someone dead - Specifically my Grandfather Gordon.

We discuss the complexities and controversies of Psychic Mediumship, and what I can take from it to benefit my mental health

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode Two - Religion

May 21, 2017

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Episode Two - A Tale Of Two Vicars

I meet two sharply disagreeing London Christian Vicars - Evangelical Hardliner Alistair Tresidder and Progressive Liberal Andrew Foreshew-Cain.  

Alistair tells me I'm hell-bound, homosexuality is wrong, and suggests bible study and marriage. Andrew says hell is empty and is gay himself, and married - Notably to an Atheist

We discuss the complexities of belief and lifestyle, and what religion can do - good or bad - for mental health.

I tell both vicars my mental health story and ultimately I ask two questions - What can I do to be more mentally well? And Am I Normal?

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Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode One - Psychotherapists

May 5, 2017

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Episode One - Psychotherapists

I meet London Psychotherapists Diane Stevens, Ashley Horsley, Tamar Posner and Jacqueline Palmer to discuss the mental health challenges of everyday life.

My experiences with Emetophobia (Fear of vomiting), Agoraphobia (Fear of going out) and Panic Attacks take our discussions through Anxiety, Death and Divorce via Circumcision, Eating with dirty hands and The Islamic State.

Ultimately I have two questions for them - What can I do to be more mentally well? And Am I Normal?

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Thanks for listening,

Alex.

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