Episode Fifteen - Stand Up Comedians - Felicity Ward

August 1, 2018

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Episode Fifteen - Stand Up Comedians Part Two - Felicity Ward

I meet stand up comedian Felicity Ward to discuss:

  • Her Australian guilt
  • The weird hidden misogyny of some stand up comedy audiences
  • Getting through a stand up set while having a panic attack
  • Heckles, good gigs, bad gigs and the role of comedy

Felicity's Edinburgh show "Busting A Nut" is on at The Pleasance Above at The Pleasance Courtyard, at 9pm throughout August.

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode Fourteen - Stand Up Comedians - Scott Bennett

August 1, 2018

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Episode Fourteen - Stand Up Comedians

In stand up comedians part one, I meet Scott Bennett to discuss:

  • Making the leap from a 'normal' career into stand up comedy
  • Awkward moments, awful gigs and horrendous heckles
  • What to do when your dad turns up on the front row at a show all about him

Scott's show Leap Year is at The Mash House in Edinburgh at 5:55pm throughout August 2018.

Alex

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Episode Thirteen - Private Investigators

July 15, 2018

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Episode Thirteen - Private Investigators

I meet private investigators Jason Woodcock and Paul Hawkes to discuss:

  • Being held at gunpoint during a fraud investigation in Pakistan
  • Breaking it to a woman that her husband has been visiting a transsexual prostitute
  • What to do when an heiress asks you to set fire to someone's car

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode Twelve - Male Escorts

June 25, 2018

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Episode Twelve - Male Escorts

I meet male escort James Butler to discuss:

  • His Strangest Requests - From incest fantasies to watersports to pretending to be a horse
  • His specialist virginity taking service
  • group sex, the male ego, 'banter' and disrespect.

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode Eleven - Female Escorts

June 13, 2018

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Episode Eleven - Female Escorts

I meet female escort Rachel Rossi to discuss:

  • Her clients' escapism and emotional dependences
  • Fisting Gone Weird - Her strangest client experience
  • Her treatment at the hands of rude insulting clients

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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Episode Ten - Astrologers

May 31, 2018

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Episode Ten - Astrologers

I meet two London Astrologers to discuss:

  • My skepticism Vs. their belief - Where's the proof? Can I explain their mystical stories?
  • How Astrology helps or hinders mental health in society
  • How my birth chart's ascendent means I enjoy discussing paedophiles and am quite like Hitler

Thanks for listening,

Alex

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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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