Given the extraordinary circumstances through which we are living, I decided to devote the first half of today’s radio show to talking to some experts about mental health. First up was Subitha from CASS Bristol who are your one-stop shop for mental health support if you live in the Bristol area. She’s followed by Dr. Dominique Thompson who is a former GP and has written a number of books on mental health, specifically for students.
In the second half of the show I was delighted to welcome back Tamsin from the Popelei Theatre Company. She and her colleagues have launched a Women in Lockdown project, calling for 4-minute monologues featuring women who, for various reasons, are restricted in their movements.
I only had three interviews this week. I was keeping the fourth slot free for some boat-dwelling pals who were being treated very shabbily by Bristol Harbour. Thankfully we made enough noise on social media for them to get picked up by the BBC so they didn’t need me. I got to play some fun music instead.
You can listen to the show via this link.
The playlist for today’s show was:
- Jama – Free Your Mind
- Richie Havens & Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Trouble in Mind
- Bat for Lashes – Peace of Mind
- Bob Marley – No woman, no cry
- Patti Labelle – Messing with my mind
- Jamiroquai – Music of the mind
- Dreadzone – Heat the Pot (especially for Aliette & Tasha)
- Afro-Celt Sound System – Whirl-y-Reel 2
- Donna Summer – The MacArthur Park Suite