Julia Samuel MBE is an author and leading psychologist, she's helped many, many bereaved parents through the tragedy of losing a child. Julia spent 23 years at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, with her experiences, leading her to launch the charity Child Bereavement UK.
Julia was a close confidante of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was a big supporter of the charity, and she remains close to Prince William and his family today. Julia’s now the one answering the questions, sharing her...
Recorded during lockdown in their homes, Katie speaks with chef, entrepreneur, novelist and TV star Prue Leith, who is video-calling from her home in the English countryside. Prue has been at the top of the British food scene for decades, opening her own restaurant Leith's in 1969 that led to a Michelin Star, then in 1975 she founded the Leith's School of Food and Wine, which has trained some of the UKs top chefs.
Prue is no stranger to television having spent years critiquing food on The...
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Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his Rotterdam clinic and leave pregnant. But when the clinic closed, rumours began about the methods Karbaat used to achieve his success. The children conceived at the clinic - the Karbaat Kids - began asking difficult questions about what happened to their mothers.
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Ex-Eastenders actress, and reigning Queen of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Jacqueline Jossa discusses life in the jungle, dealing with internet trolls, and the struggles she faced in her early days as Lauren Branning on Eastenders. The two also discuss motherhood and sharing their experiences with postpartum hair loss. This episode is recorded in partnership with the NEW Pantene Pro-V Miracles Grow Strong range. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Kevin Clifton speaks with Katie about the struggles he has faced in the past; how he lacks confidence, dealing with depression and how he became disillusioned with dance. Kevin speaks openly about life in the spotlight and how he manages to balance his life, not putting all his eggs in one basket. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill speak to Katie about how she deals with negative thoughts, balancing motherhood alongside being a professional athlete and how she became the best in the world at the seven disciplines that make up the heptathlon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jason Fox served in the Special Forces for 20 years, dealing with many traumatic experiences – but also living for his work. After two decades he was told to leave the military services, due to suffering from PTSD and depression. He has since become a world-renowned TV presenter and author, having presented ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ amongst so much more. In this episode he talks about the rigours of working in the military, dealing with PTSD, and life after having his dream job (and all he knew)...
Jono Lancaster has overcome a huge amount of adversity from the minute he was born. He has Treacher Collins Syndrome and experienced bullying for the way he looked, resulting in a life of self-loathing for 20 years. He has since founded his own foundation, ‘Love Me, Love My Face’ and Jono says the power of meeting other people and hearing about their journeys has helped to motivate him. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Michelle Elman had 15 surgeries before she was 20 years old, spending a lot of her childhood and teenage years in and out of intensive care. She’s battled with her mental health, body confidence and PTSD but has shown that such adversity can be overcome. She is now a life coach, specialising in body confidence and opens up to Katie about surviving and embracing life. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
AKA Courtney Act - Shane Jenek’s drag persona. Shane is an Australian singer and TV presenter and speaks honestly about identity, finding inner confidence, and his reality TV experience, which peaked in the UK when he won Celebrity Big Brother 2018. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Katie is joined by former police officer Maggie Oliver who tells her incredible story. Disgusted with the handling of the Rochdale grooming scandal she became a whistleblower and is now a campaigner and author. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Recorded live from The Meatless Farm in Leeds, Katie talks to multi-award winning screenwriter, director and professional blogger, Vicki Psarias, aka Honest Mum. Vicki talks about her personal journey, sharing insight as to how to overcome self doubt. Katie then talks to Chris Shields from The Meatless Farm, about the product and how it can help to save the planet. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Bake Off winner and author Nadiya Hussain talks about motherhood, the importance of speaking openly about her anxiety, how The Great British Bake Off changed her life and ‘Finding My Voice’ her new memoir. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Gail Porter is a TV presenter, writer, fitness enthusiast and is currently working on a BBC One documentary – Gail Porter Mental Health and Me. Following her involuntary section into hospital in 2011, Gail was motivated to write and speak about her mental health. She talks openly about unconditional love, how she was misled into having her naked bottom projected on the Houses of Parliament, losing her hair 15 years ago to alopecia and the importance of a support network around her. For...
A one off special, live in collaboration with Pantene, Katie talks to boxer and Vogue cover girl, Ramla Ali, and writer and transgender campaigner, Paris Lees. Ramla talks about boxing in secret for six years due to her family disagreeing with her being involved in the sport. Paris talks about what it was like growing up as a boy who knew she was female. They are later joined by MBE Errol Douglas and talk about how the power of hair connects them all. For information regarding your data...
Mother Pukka aka Anna Whitehouse is a writer, broadcaster, columnist, government advisor and the founder of Flex Appeal – a campaign to push flexible working for all. She talks to Katie about miscarrying in her daughter’s nursery and why she started campaigning for flexible working for everyone. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jason Vale also known as The Juice Master is an author, motivational speaker and lifestyle coach. He was a junk food addict, heavy smoker and prolific drinker. Jason had a chronic skin disease and severe asthma but transforming his diet, juicing and changing his lifestyle over 20 years ago, has turned his life around. Jason has devoted his time to help others, he’s sold over 6 million books, produced a ground breaking documentary ‘Super Juice Me! The Big Juice Experiment’. For information...
Giovanna Fletcher is a Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author, blogger and presenter. In this episode she opens up about motherhood, fitting into the world of social media, writing about her miscarriage for the first time and the importance of communication when dealing with her husband's depression (Tom Fletcher). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer when she was just 23 years old. Within a few months following her diagnosis, she founded CoppaFeel! the breast cancer charity, to raise awareness, especially for young people, about the disease. Through her ingenuity and perseverance Kris has saved lives through CoppaFeel! She speaks openly about living with cancer over the last 10 years. Katie then talks with Carol Bremner, a dedicated nurse advisor in AXA PPP healthcare’s cancer care...
Journalist, author and runner Bella Mackie joins Katie to discuss how running saved her life. She openly speaks about her anxiety, intrusive thoughts, agoraphobia and how she’s turned her life around. Katie then speaks with Dr Mark Winwood, Director of Psychological Services at AXA PPP healthcare, who shares the ways people struggling with anxiety can help themselves. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
TV presenter Tim Lovejoy speaks honestly about losing his brother to cancer, who was only 37 years old. Tim talks about the bereavement he experienced and indirectly, how he became fascinated with food and nutrition. Katie then speaks with Jason Webb, a registered nurse who helped to set up AXA PPP Healthcare’s bereavement support service for members. Jason shares the ways he can help people going through a similar situation to Tim.
Louise Pentland is an author, vlogger, wife and mum of two. With over 2.4 million subscribers on her YouTube channel Louise redeveloped her brand to reflect her life as she matured. Louise vlogs about motherhood, providing advice, recommendations and her home birthing story. In this episode Louise talks about growing up with divorced parents, chopping and changing between multiple homes and schools from the age of seven. She speaks about her first marriage that broke down and how she’s found...
Bryony Gordon is an award winning journalist, author, podcaster and mental health campaigner. In this episode she speaks openly about working through her OCD and intrusive thoughts which became unbearable after a lengthy addiction to drugs and alcohol. Plus she chats about the importance of body acceptance and running marathons in her pants.
Fearne Cotton is a TV and radio presenter, author, podcaster, mother and all around creative force – from releasing her own clothing line and homeware range to developing and curating the Happy Place Festival. Fearne speaks honestly about lazy journalism, her relationship with social media, and who she is compared to how people may perceive her.