Interviews

Emma Gannon on women, confidence and success

Emma Gannon hosts the hugely popular Ctrl, Alt, Delete podcast (2m downloads), was one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 this year and is about to publish ...
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Turning Earth founder Tallie Maughan shares her business secrets

“Four out of five businesses fail in the first three years,” says Tallie Maughan, founder of open-access ceramics studio Turning Earth. So how did she ...
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Journalist Robyn Wilder: “I’d feel overwhelmed by the tiniest things”

Robyn Wilder left London for Kent while heavily pregnant, quit her job at Buzzfeed and found herself struggling to cope at home with a new baby. We talk ...
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Guardian journalist Stuart Heritage on becoming a dad for the first time

“Jurassic World was good, but was it as good as two and a half hours of sleep? Was it bollocks.” The Guardian columnist Stuart Heritage ...
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Dame Jacqueline Wilson: “I have a coffee then go back to bed to write for an hour or so”

She changed the face of children’s literature by writing books with controversial themes: adoption, divorce, mental illness. We ask Dame Jacqueline Wilson – the author of ...
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Exclusive: Directors Hope Dickson Leach and Alice Lowe on motherhood and film

In this exclusive transcript, director Hope Dickson Leach and director/actress Alice Lowe have a brilliantly raw and in-depth conversation about motherhood, working in the film ...
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Raymond Blanc on the importance of sustainable food

World-renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE was involved in launching the Food Made Good campaign – encouraging a more responsible way of eating out. He tells ...
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The life of Laura Dockrill: writer, drawer, talker

Brixton-born Laura Dockrill – children’s author, poet, songwriter, scriptwriter – says her dreams are “to make sure potatoes always exist because they are sensational.” Read ...
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The People’s Poet: Benjamin Zephaniah

“As I’m getting older, I’m getting more radical. I’m more political, more angry – maybe because I think things should have changed by now.” Dr ...
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Ex-West Ham player Jack Collison on football and fatherhood

From Premiere League career to a year at home recovering from a knee injury, Jack Collison tells Annie Ridout about being a dad, counting Andy ...
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Hollie McNish on poetry and motherhood

Millions of YouTube hits, a new poetry book about parenthood set for publication and a breastfeeding poem soon to be aired on Channel 4. It’s ...
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Strictly Come Dancing: Anton Du Beke Reveals All…

“My girlfriend doesn’t get jealous. I dance with Lesley Joseph and Anne Widdecombe, so I don’t think she’s uncomfortable with it.” With a new series ...
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Rudimental’s DJ Locksmith on Fame and Fatherhood

They’re about to release their second album and start a world tour but Rudimental’s DJ and frontman Leon Rolle – aka DJ Locksmith – took ...
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My Early Hour: Rob Auton, poet and performer

Poet and comedian Rob Auton has performed at Glastonbury Festival, Soho Theatre (last month) – and he won Funniest Joke at Edinburgh Festival in 2013. ...
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Gorgon City: Bringing Down The House

Song-writing sessions with Emeli Sandé, a collaboration with Jennifer Hudson and a top ten album – meet Matt Robson-Scott, one half of the house duo Gorgon ...
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An actor’s life: Barry Ward, on fatherhood

From a street casting aged 13, to the lead in Ken Loach’s award-winning 2014 film Jimmy’s Hall, Barry Ward tells us about growing up in Dublin and his ...
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Brooke Smart on Illustration and Motherhood

US-based illustrator Brooke Smart lives with her four-year-old daughter and is working on a 100-day project focusing on her life as a mother. It’s superb. ...
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James Massiah on Poetry, Family and Religion

His first poetry recital was a church sermon that he delivered in rhyme. James Massiah is now being commissioned by the BBC, Tate and Nike and ...
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