Clowning Around Podcast

Clowning Around Podcast

The Podcast to make you laugh and think. Join Emma Stroud and her clown Barbara interviewing experts from all walks of life. They will share their stories, wisdom and wit. This is personal development that will make you laugh and think.


March 28, 2023 16 min

ow do we grow?  What holds us back from allowing ourselves to Grow?  Join Em as she ponders the whole idea of Growth and what it means to her and you.


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Join us as we chat all things Horror!  What makes a good Horror film!  What three horror films do they both suggest that we should all watch to get into the genre… Join Em and Barbara as they chat to Mike and Becky who are obsessed by all things Horror.  Mike is the host of The Evolution of Horror and Becky is sorting out loads of cool events around the UK all things horror related!

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How are we connecting with one another?  What traps have you fallen into post Covid and are they serving you?  Join Em on this solo episode as she explores what she is doing to connect more, why it is important and what you can do to connect with others and yourself.

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February 28, 2023 36 min

How do we find the courage to change?  What led Chris go from being in a Corporate job and set up his own business?  What were the things on his journey that he found easy and what did he struggle with?  Join Em and Chris as they talk all things change and how all of us can do it.

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February 21, 2023 16 min

What difference does it make to our life when we truly let go of things?  How can we let go of things that no longer service and what choices do we need to make?

Join Em on this solo episode as she shares how she is letting go of some of her old identity and how tha...

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February 14, 2023 56 min

We all have been one.  Some of us live with them.  How can we support them through the journey of teenage life?  How can we help them thrive during this time rather than just becoming a nagging parent?  Join Em and Bar...

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EAs and PAs  and Vas are at the heart of all good business – these are often the unsung heroes who make everything happen.  Join Em as she chats to Sarah and Marianne as we explore what makes a good EA, why they are vital and how they can play a crucial role in the ever changing business world.  Oh and Barbara joins in and has a revelation

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January 31, 2023 53 min

How can we add more adventure into our lives if we don’t want to climb a mountain or two?  Or even if we do!  How can we use the mindset of adventure to make us happy to help us feel more alive?  Join Em as we chat all things Adventure with Charlotte who has stories to tell and advice to share on living our lives full of adventure.

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Instagram: @fowles.charlotte


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January 24, 2023 44 min

How can we be brilliant fathers?  Does fathering only mean those that have biological fathered children or is the role more complex than that?  Join Em as we chat all thigs fathering and so much more.

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January 17, 2023 39 min

In a truly diverse world how can we use humour to help with these challenging conversations.  What ideas can we take from someone who has been in this field all her life?  What can we do to bring the joy into celebrating our differences?  We chat this and so much more..

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Instagram: @goodenoughnow

LinkedIn: @jesspettitt

Twitter: @jesspettitt

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Why is it so important to write books for kids about the bog topics such as Death, Divorce, Bullying?  What made Claudia embark on this important and necessary journey?  Join Em and Claudia as they talk all things life, kids and books and so much more

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Facebook: @MyBloomingFamily

Instagram: @Cindifreakinrella


Twitter: @Noriega_Clau

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December 13, 2022 12 min

Join Em as she chats through end of the year, how best to reflect and how we can all take some time to really think about ourselves so we can help others.

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December 6, 2022 63 min

How do we allow ourselves to have more humour in our daily lives?  How do we find the funny in the business world?  What stops us from being all of us at work?  What can we learn from having Racoons?  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as we chat with John through his journey of life and why humour is so so important.

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November 29, 2022 16 min

Retreat.  What does that word evoke for you?  Join Em on a short solo episode as she chats through how retreating can help you in every day life.  Why retreating is so important for self and what you can do to be kind to self.

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Psychedelics to make us better leaders and people?  How can they help us explore who we truly are and challenge our own beliefs?  There is a lot of research going on currently in the world about the benefits of using psychedelics – in this episode Em and her Clown Barbara chat to two of the worlds leading lights in how psychedelics can help us all.  It’s a truly fascinating chat!!

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November 15, 2022 13 min

Ever wanted to do a TEDx talk?  Curious about how the process works?  Then join Em as she shares her journey to doing her second TEDx talk.  In this episode she shares how she got the opportunity, how it felt and so much more!

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How can we collaborate more successfully?  Why is it important to think about this and act on it?  How can we really learn the skills of collaboration in work and in life and how will they help is feel better.  Join Em Stroud and her Clown Barbara as we chat all this and so much more with the brilliant Marc.

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November 1, 2022 38 min

How do you handle Uncertainty?  How can you make Uncertainty your friend and help it become truly a gift in your life.  Join Em Stroud and Jason as they chat things Uncertainty in life, love and so much more!

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October 25, 2022 45 min

Life.  Big subject.  Who better to talk it through with that Krishna – a Gurkha, Ex SAS and so much more.  His thoughts on life are so worth listening to.  Join Em Stroud and him for an amazing (quick warning though this episode is DEEP!!!) chat.

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October 18, 2022 62 min

Laugh Think Play is happening.  The new global movement to Simply make you feel better is gathering more and more energy.  In this very special episode you will meet Jo, Anna and Sarah who are my co founders of Laugh, Think, Play.

We find out why you should get involved in our new movement – why they are so excited to be involved and who they are.  These three women are super special and you will love them.

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