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Emma Gannon

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Welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete! I'm Emma Gannon and this is my podcast. It's been nominated for a WEBBY, been recommended by Sunday Times 'top 50 podcasts', voted one of the '30 best podcasts for curious minds' by WIRED magazine and selected in 'best podcasts of 2017' by ESQUIRE.


I interview people I admire about the themes in my first book Ctrl Alt Delete, such as creativity, work, wellbeing, the internet, social media, feminism, identity, mental health, careers and everything in between. 


Past guests include Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Liz Gilbert, Alice Levine, Zoella, June Sarpong, Dawn O'Porter, Rowan Blanchard, Will Young and Mara Wilson. I hope you enjoy the chats!

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#201 Emma Dabiri: Don't Touch My Hair

Emma Dabiri is a presenter, social historian and writer.She has been listed asone of the BBC’s broadcasting stars of the future, and one of The Observer's 2019 rising stars. ​​Sheis also a columnist for The Dublin Inquirer and is one of the BBC's Expert Voices. She has also had work published in a number of academic journals and newspapers​ and her​work crosses African Studies, art, sociology and history. She is​ also​a teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS. Today we are discussing herdebut book Don’t Touch My Hair published by Penguin​. Abook about why black hair matters.​ Stylist magazine recently said "Pulled together with meticulous research,Don't Touch My Hairis an unmissable read by a writer who's set to become a household name​." We discuss body image, beauty standards, colourism, growing up and why she wrote her book. ​I hope you enjoy this episode and please don't forget to leave a rating or a review on iTunes - it really helps!​

37 MIN4 hours ago
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#201 Emma Dabiri: Don't Touch My Hair

#200 Poorna Bell: In Search Of Silence, Not Self-Help

Poorna Bell is award-winning journalist of 15 years and a digital expert having worked as UK Exec Editor and Global Lifestyle Head for Huffington Post. She currently writes for Grazia, The iPaper, The Guardian, Red magazine, and Stylist. She was recently named one of Balance magazine’s top 100 wellness personalities, a Stylist magazine Rising Star, a judge for the Mind Media Awards and British Book Awards, plus so much more. Her debut non-fiction book Chase The Rainbow (Simon & Schuster) came out last year; a moving memoir about how Poorna's life was affected —but not defined—by the suicide of her husband Rob. Ariana Huffington said about the book: ‘Chase the Rainbowis a game-changing book. Poorna Bell’s moving account of the pressures on modern men could be a life-saver." Poorna's second book In Search Of Silence is out now, all about her deeply personal journey which asks us all to define what 'happiness' truly means to each of us. In this episode we discuss the inspiration b...

45 MIN1 weeks ago
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#200 Poorna Bell: In Search Of Silence, Not Self-Help

#199: Philippa Perry: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

Philippa Perry is an author, psychotherapist, factual presenter for radio and television and someone I've been a fan of ever since I read her book called How to Stay Sane back in 2012. After volunteering with the Samaritans, Philippa trained as a psychotherapist and worked in the mental health field for several years before writing her graphic novel, Couch Fiction which lays bare the process of psychotherapy, published in 2010. Philippa is also an agony aunt for RedMagazine and contributes to The Guardian. She has presented severaldocumentaries including The Truth about Children Who Lie for BBC Radio 4, Being Bipolar for Channel 4 and How To Be A Surrealist with Philippa Perry for BBC Four. Her most recent book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did), was a number one Sunday Times bestseller -a book all about what really matters and what behaviour it is important to avoid - the vital dos and don'ts of parenting.

32 MIN2 weeks ago
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#199: Philippa Perry: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

Latest Episodes

#201 Emma Dabiri: Don't Touch My Hair

Emma Dabiri is a presenter, social historian and writer.She has been listed asone of the BBC’s broadcasting stars of the future, and one of The Observer's 2019 rising stars. ​​Sheis also a columnist for The Dublin Inquirer and is one of the BBC's Expert Voices. She has also had work published in a number of academic journals and newspapers​ and her​work crosses African Studies, art, sociology and history. She is​ also​a teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS. Today we are discussing herdebut book Don’t Touch My Hair published by Penguin​. Abook about why black hair matters.​ Stylist magazine recently said "Pulled together with meticulous research,Don't Touch My Hairis an unmissable read by a writer who's set to become a household name​." We discuss body image, beauty standards, colourism, growing up and why she wrote her book. ​I hope you enjoy this episode and please don't forget to leave a rating or a review on iTunes - it really helps!​

37 MIN4 hours ago
Comments
#201 Emma Dabiri: Don't Touch My Hair

#200 Poorna Bell: In Search Of Silence, Not Self-Help

Poorna Bell is award-winning journalist of 15 years and a digital expert having worked as UK Exec Editor and Global Lifestyle Head for Huffington Post. She currently writes for Grazia, The iPaper, The Guardian, Red magazine, and Stylist. She was recently named one of Balance magazine’s top 100 wellness personalities, a Stylist magazine Rising Star, a judge for the Mind Media Awards and British Book Awards, plus so much more. Her debut non-fiction book Chase The Rainbow (Simon & Schuster) came out last year; a moving memoir about how Poorna's life was affected —but not defined—by the suicide of her husband Rob. Ariana Huffington said about the book: ‘Chase the Rainbowis a game-changing book. Poorna Bell’s moving account of the pressures on modern men could be a life-saver." Poorna's second book In Search Of Silence is out now, all about her deeply personal journey which asks us all to define what 'happiness' truly means to each of us. In this episode we discuss the inspiration b...

45 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
#200 Poorna Bell: In Search Of Silence, Not Self-Help

#199: Philippa Perry: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

Philippa Perry is an author, psychotherapist, factual presenter for radio and television and someone I've been a fan of ever since I read her book called How to Stay Sane back in 2012. After volunteering with the Samaritans, Philippa trained as a psychotherapist and worked in the mental health field for several years before writing her graphic novel, Couch Fiction which lays bare the process of psychotherapy, published in 2010. Philippa is also an agony aunt for RedMagazine and contributes to The Guardian. She has presented severaldocumentaries including The Truth about Children Who Lie for BBC Radio 4, Being Bipolar for Channel 4 and How To Be A Surrealist with Philippa Perry for BBC Four. Her most recent book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did), was a number one Sunday Times bestseller -a book all about what really matters and what behaviour it is important to avoid - the vital dos and don'ts of parenting.

32 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
#199: Philippa Perry: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read
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