In the penultimate episode of Season Four of the Worldly Wellbeing podcast, Luke and Holly’s special guests are…themselves! An opportunity to find out a little more about your hosts; including the origins of their friendship, their journeys from teenagers to thirty-something year olds, and plenty of laughs along the way!
In this Worldly Wellbeing episode Luke and Holly are joined by Helen Bazuaye (IG: @bazuaye), a “company of one” and a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. She channels her passion through the endeavours of Creative Grace (IG: @creative.grace___) and works as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant. More than that, she’s a wonderful human being with an energy that felt like it was radiating throughout our episode; Helen’s openness to share some of her own personal story, what motivates her, and how she tends to her own needs, makes for a profound and encouraging episode.
This week's Worldly Wellbeing podcast is with Andrew Cunning (Twitter: @TheTad92, IG: @tadcunning), a theologian, teacher and writer based in Belfast, NI. He has a PhD in theology and literature, and published his first book, Marilynne Robinson, Theologian of the Ordinary, in 2020. He is now writing and teaching theology across Ireland, from Trinity College Dublin to Harbour Faith Community in Carrickfergus. Andrew is passionate about inclusion and all that entails within religious communities, and is currently writing a book aimed towards helping people join the theological conversation.
In this episode, we talk about the value of reading in groups, how faith can and continues to be divisive, the joy of literature, and the complexities of building genuine community. Andrew mentioned some great resources and authors in our chat - here’s the list we promised!
Andrew’s website is: http://www.andrewcunning.com/
Ralph Waldo Emerson: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ralph-Waldo-Emerson
The Dictionary of Sorrows: https://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/
In this episode of the Worldly Wellbeing Podcast, Luke and Holly are joined by Yumiko who is the founder and baker of Gu Choki Pan (IG: @guchokipan_london), a micro-bakery in West London. Yumiko mixes up Japanese baking by creating her own sourdough versions of traditional Japanese favourites. In this episode Yumiko not only talks about her business and her passion for baking, but also the ups and downs of starting a new business. Prepare to get food envy along with Holly at the descriptions of the Japanese buns, and enjoy a slightly different style of episode with some reflections from Luke and Holly along the way.
Luke and Holly welcome their second guest of the season to the Worldly Wellbeing podcast. Amit is the founder of Audea (IG: @getaudea), a new platform positioning itself as the audio YouTube. Amit talks about the value of spoken word, the challenges of being a start-up, the need to connect people with thought and new insights, and the necessity of free speech.
This week we’re welcoming Tiffany Wallace from Slow Garments to the Worldly Wellbeing Podcast! Tiff set up her own business, Slow Garments, as a hands-on way to tackle the monstrous fast fashion industry. Slow Garments produces handmade and long-lasting clothing that are designed to transcend the endless cycle of runway seasons. In this episode we take an honest look at the reasons why we are so anti-fast fashion, and find a whole lot of inspiration from Tiff who continues to educate through her work.
Come and say hello on Instagram: @worldlywellbeing, and check out @slowgarments whilst you’re there!
We're-a-back! Luke and Holly return for Season Four of the Worldly Wellbeing Podcast; checking in on what they've been working on over the last few months, bringing a teaser of what's to come this season, and reflecting on the value of the voyage.
Come say hi on Instagram @worldlywellbeing
And our website www.worldlywellbeing.org
In this final episode of Season Three, Luke and Holly round things up, sharing their appreciation for the wonderful guests this season has seen, and their own thoughts and reflections on the conversations that were had.
There’s some GCSE style alliteration, some hints of future Worldly Wellbeing plans and plenty of outtakes thrown in to end on a laugh!
Preya is one of the founders of Bloomtown, a body & skincare company based in Cornwall, UK, that became the first company in the country to receive accreditation for being entirely palm oil free! In this informative (and delightful!) conversation, we hear the story of Bloomtown - from kitchen to store cupboard, the passion and necessity for goods free from palm oil, and how to engender an open and honest relationship with your customers.
You can order products from Bloomtown with this special Worldly Wellbeing discount code: WELLBEING20 at www.bloomtown.co.uk - giving you 20% off whatever you spend (which is an update from what was recorded in the episode)!
Bloomtown can also be found on Instagram: @bloomtownuk
Kanav is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in India. Whilst currently studying for his Masters in Bangalore, he has temporarily moved back to Kolkata whilst the country suffers from the devastating impact of Covid-19. Holly and Luke talk to Kanav about the impact of the pandemic on Kanav’s life and those close to and around him, as well as discussing the impact of colonialism on India’s approach to LGBTQ+ inclusion, consider intersectionality as a useful framework in India (read Kimberle Crenshaw’s paper here: https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1052&context=uclf), and looking ahead to the future of LGBTQ+ rights there.
Kanav can be found on Instagram: @kanav.sahgal
The LGBTQIA+ collective in Delhi is Harmless Hugs: https://www.facebook.com/harmlesshugs/