The Northern Guide to Happiness
Episode 64 - Sara Bryson

Episode 64 - Sara Bryson

January 18, 2022

This week we talk to the brilliant Sara Bryson. Sara works as a Community Organiser for Citizen’s UK providing training and support to communities who want to bring about change and social justice. She told me about some of the campaigns she’s been working on including the Living Wage campaign and others around poverty and hate crime. 

Episode 63 - Sarah Sutton

Episode 63 - Sarah Sutton

January 11, 2022

Sarah Sutton works at Whitley Bay Big Local which is a community venue in North Tyneside offering a range of different activities and services for the local community. We talked about what’s been happening at Whitley Bay Big Local recently including their own Action for Happiness sessions. Sarah also talks about where she personally finds happiness and what it means to her.

Episode 62 - Festive round up

Episode 62 - Festive round up

December 14, 2021

It's the end of the year episode! Alex, Chris and Kath look back on the project so far and talk about some of their best bits from all the episodes so far. Do you have a favourite episode or moment so far? We'd love to hear from you.

Episode 61 - Jordan Blyth

Episode 61 - Jordan Blyth

November 30, 2021

This week we talk to Jordan Blyth. Jordan is our other crucial member of the podcast production team. He works with Emma from last week on this podcast making sure each episode sounds fabulous. We had a really good chat about what it’s been like working on the podcast, his working life and things that bring him happiness.

Episode 60 - Emma Millen

Episode 60 - Emma Millen

November 23, 2021

Our interviewee this week has been working super hard behind the scenes on this podcast and is one of our producers, Emma Millen. Alongside her co-pilot Jordan Blyth, they both make us all sound good and sort pull all the audio pieces together to make the finished podcast episode each week. Emma is passionate about radio and sound, people and cats!

Episode 59 - Alfie Joey

Episode 59 - Alfie Joey

November 16, 2021

Alfie Joey who is probably best known for presenting on BBC Radio Newcastle talks to us this week on the podcast. He is also known for his stand up comedy and more recently for his art work which he rediscovered again and which helps with his mental health and wellbeing. Lots of fascinating discussion points in this episode around happiness and what it means to Alfie.

Episode 58 - Alison Stenning

Episode 58 - Alison Stenning

November 9, 2021

This week we talk to Professor Alison Stenning based at Newcastle University. Chris and Alison talk about the importance of place, places that mean something to us and places that make us happy and why. They also talk about neighbourhoods, street, why playing out is important and her work with Play Meet Street North Tyneside.

Episode 57 - Lucy and Paul Hull

Episode 57 - Lucy and Paul Hull

November 2, 2021

Lucy and Paul Hull run a fabulous place in Spanish City in Whitely Bay called For the Love of the North which is small business supporting other small businesses and the local community. They talk about finding happiness in their work and their passion for the North East region and how they think they have the best location for a shop in the whole of the UK!

Episode 56 - Carol Moxam

Episode 56 - Carol Moxam

October 26, 2021

We talk to Dr Carol Moxam this week who is a speech and language therapist and lecturer at Newcastle University. She talks to Chris about language and communication, students and wellbeing and building self belief in others. She talks about how she enjoys sharing and exchanging knowledge through her lecturing and how happiness is a feeling and not a material thing.

Episode 55 - Tim Crook

Episode 55 - Tim Crook

October 19, 2021

This week we talk to Tim Crook who is a Trustee for the Friends of Gosforth Central Park. Green spaces have been particularly valuable for all of us, especially over the last year or so. Tim talks to Chris about what he's been doing with his retirement and what it takes to keep our parks looking beautiful for us all to enjoy. 

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