The Love Louder Podcast

The Love Louder Podcast

If you think the world could do with a little more love, then you've come to the right place. We're giving a platform to people who love louder, covering topics like wellbeing, advertising, the climate crisis, racism, addiction, self-discovery and more. Released fortnightly. Part of the Love Louder Project. Support us on Patreon.

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December 21, 2020 29 min

Join us for a special festive episode where we take a look back on Series 2 and share some of our favourite moments. A big thank you to all our guests across the series, and to you the listeners. We'll be back in 2021 - until then!

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In this penultimate episode of the series, we hear from 3 guests in 3 continents, who share 1 goal: to elevate the role of women in science. Gabriela Ivan, Stephanie Okeyo and Ammad Haider work in the fields of robotics, STEAM education and international development, guided by the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and campaigning for equality, inclusivity and access to science education.

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In this episode, we hear from Colleen Lally, a yoga and mindfulness practitioner supporting families, friends and children affected by substance abuse. Through her company Splendour Wellness, she helps people discover new ways of expressing difficult emotions, connecting mindfulness practice with body movement and breathing techniques, to better cope with drug misuse, alcohol dependency, emotional eating and addictions of all kinds...

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In this episode, I speak to Richard Foster, a secondary school teacher from Wigan, Greater Manchester. Growing up, he faced bullying and isolation, and turned to food for comfort. I spoke to him to hear about his journey, emotional eating, the benefit of hindsight and paying it forward to the next generation.

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In this episode I speak to Tracy Douthwaite, founder of Way to Wellbeing, a training and consulting service that helps businesses prioritise the wellbeing of employees. It was such a warm conversation, ranging from simple mindfulness practices to the importance of connecting with nature – a must-listen for any HR professional looking to improve their company offering, as well as anyone struggling with the stresses of modern work.

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Dr. Paramabandhu Groves is clinical director of Breathing Space, the health and wellbeing wing of the London Buddhist Centre, and teaches mindfulness meditation for depression, addiction, and for carers. In this episode, he tells us how he ended up being ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order, how Buddhist teachings translate to addiction recovery, and how Buddhist principles of loving kindness can be cultivated to create a more...

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In this episode, we speak to Alexandra McMillan, co-founder of the Legendary Community Club, a grassroots project delivering emergency food provision across Lewisham, London, and campaigning for systemic change alongside Save The Children, the Children Society and Child Poverty Action Group, to make sure that food banks become a thing of the past.

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What lurks behind the climate crisis? Could it be that the child-like view we have of the world – as something separate from ourselves, as a resource to plunder, control and colonise – sits at the very heart of it? And could it be that our patriarchal society is rewarding this immature boy-like behaviour instead of rewarding wisdom?

Jonathan Wise enjoyed an award-winning career in advertising, but in 2009 awakened to the part he was...

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How does somebody end up homeless? What's the best way to help a rough sleeper? We put these questions and more to Wendy Lewington, CEO of DENS, a Hertfordshire charity supporting people facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion. It was a brilliant conversation that offered us a unique insight into the causes and conditions of homelessness in the UK today.

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We’re kicking off Series 2 with advertising legend and diversity champion Michael Brown, to learn about the people daring to break stereotypes in UK advertising, and the power of media in shaping cultural norms.

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