One of David Bowie’s most famous and best-loved songs saw him sing about going through Changes.
That’s a sentiment we can all identify with right now as we continue to navigate these tough times, so it helps to have an assured voice like Annie Mac to guide us through life’s challenges.
The Radio 1 DJ’s new podcast, Changes With Annie Mac, features conversations with artists, writers, musicians and a host of fascinating people – by that she means non-celebrities – about how we can all traverse and overcome some of the biggest changes life will throw our way.
From the societal changes that must happen, the changes we’d rather forget, or the changes we have yet to make, Annie looks at how change punctuates our lives, how we confront it, react to it and how change has never been more important than in this very moment.
Annie speaks to 11 people across the series, including Swedish singer-songwriter Robyn, journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson, academic and Vogue cover star Sinead Burke, and Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker and activist Waad Al-Kateab.
Annie also talks to Paddy, who was homeless for five years and now lives with his partner and new baby.
He is currently working for Shelter, the charity that helped him overcome his heroin and alcohol addiction and got him off the streets. She chats with Jhemar Jonas, whose brother Michael was stabbed to death and the subsequent campaigns to tackle knife crime.
In the opening episode, recorded before lockdown, Annie is in discussion with author Caitlin Moran, who discusses the two biggest changes in her life – growing up without a formal education and her regret at how she acted as a young music journalist.
Changes With Annie Mac (Apple, Spotify)
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There’s been more line-up changes than a Berti Vogts-era Scotland squad, but this podcast dedicated to Scottish football continues to go from strength to strength.
Beginning in a university studio in 2007, the show now has its own BBC TV series, A View From The Terrace. Despite no on-field action since March, there is, of course, still plenty of controversy in the SPFL to chat about in the twice-weekly series.
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