What Matchas

What Matchas

A weekly episodic discussion between a drag queen and their mother. These conversations tackle important societal issues and are based around their own experiences of varying topics, with statistics, questions and poetry woven within each episode.

Episodes

July 20, 2020 47 min

Grief comes in many forms, and some are less known than others. Join Mama and Chai, on the first part of our latest topic, as they break down what grief is, its differing types and our roads leading up to personal experiences.

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The final part of our Mama & Chai trilogy shines a spotlight upon our journey since Chai left Gloucester for university until the present day. Mama's move to Kent, Chai's trials in London and their blooming creativity are all discussed, with emotional poetry to end.

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June 29, 2020 54 min

In the second part of our relationship topic, we recollect Chai's teenage years, and the extreme ups and downs that formed within our relationship within this time frame. Poetry rounds off this weeks podcast.

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topics and kickstart conversations.

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June 21, 2020 25 min

Bloopers 1 sees us put together our outtakes from recording sessions to serve as a reminder that smiling heals and laughing can ease the weight of the topics we discuss. 

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topics and kickstart conversations.

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June 21, 2020 41 min

On the first of this weeks episodes we begin to discuss our relationship, focusing mainly on Chai's childhood, how Mama's life changed after giving birth and the many adventures they made together.

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topics and kickstart conversations.

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June 1, 2020 49 min

Feminine Identity is the topic in discussion this week, as we uncover shocking (but not surprising) facts regarding gender inequalities, Mama's journey to self acceptance, Chai's oneness with her femininity and how society devalues feminism.

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topic...

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May 24, 2020 49 min

We're back with a 2 part look at ADHD! The second part has us looking at how ADHD can overlap with other mental disorders, coping mechanisms and the positives and setbacks ADHD can have on a relationship.

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topics and kickstart conversations.

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May 18, 2020 54 min

We're back with a 2 part look at ADHD! The first part sees us delving into how it's perceived and classified, my (and Mama's?) diagnosis and the journey so far. We also speak on how it presents differently and provide websites for research.

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May 4, 2020 63 min

This episode sees the dialogue steer towards homelessness, delving into our personal experiences and how it effects women and queer people. Poetry performances and helplines round out the show.

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topics and kickstart conversations.

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April 26, 2020 72 min

On this week's topic we turn our conversational direction towards drag. Delving into its origins, how Chai got into it, Mama's outside perspective, the pros and cons of this art form with advice for getting started.

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topics and kickstart conversati...

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April 19, 2020 62 min

This week the conversation turns to substance abuse, highlighting our experiences with addiction and witnessing it, exploring various environments and situations we've found ourself in.

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topics and kickstart conversations.

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April 11, 2020 55 min

On this episode we discuss all things Lockdown, including the anxieties, creative and physical outlets, as well as being trapped... together!!

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topics and kickstart conversations.

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April 3, 2020 66 min

This week we continue our conversation surrounding abuse, focusing instead upon our experiences of sexual abuse, how it's normalised, healing from it and why it's an important discussion as we move through statistics, experiences and poetry.

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topic...

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March 28, 2020 71 min

This week we continue our conversation surrounding abuse, focusing this time on physical abuse, explored within the contexts of domestic violence, reasons for staying and more, through statistics, experiences and poetry.

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March 19, 2020 73 min

This week we begin our conversation surrounding abuse, and in particular Mental Abuse, explored within the contexts of gaslighting, relationships and more, through statistics, experiences and poetry.

We are not professionals nor are we trained psychologists, all conversations are based off our own personal experiences and should be treated as such. We aim to shed light on these topics and kickstart conversations.

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