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The Other Stories Podcast

The Other Stories Podcast

Hosted by: Rachel Maunder

The Other Stories Podcast is a collection of honest, open and sometimes candid conversations with people from a whole range of marginalised, under-represented and unheard groups who share their stories about feeling...

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Gurrl, you ain’t crazy: life with schizophrenia

Imagine discovering at the age of 12 that the people you’d always believed to be your parents were actually Foster Parents. Add to that the trauma of being placed in a family so culturely different from what you were...
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Why don’t you just…?

Recognising herself in some of questions during her daughter’s assessment for Dyslexia, Niki McGlynn could finally make more sense of herself and her past. As a neuro-development therapist herself, in this episode of...
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Leverage

Born in Bangladesh, raised in East London, within the Bangladeshi Muslim Community, at the age of 18 Sajna was married and a teen mum. She started work at the aged 21 as one of few people of colour working as a...
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Existing, not living

Pollie Rafferty’s pathway out of her continuing journey with depression and anxiety showed up when she discovered storytelling. Having found something creative that she could lose herself in she started to live, not...
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Shouting loud

A victim of childhood trauma and cultural abuse from a very young age, Saba went on to build her own life and to find her voice outside of her South Asian community. But that’s not been without its own physical and...
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Seeing change happen

Life has changed considerably for Marie Manley since 2012, when her husband of 25 years shared with her his desire to transition to becoming a woman. In this episode Marie shares what those years were like for her,...
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Bipolar - Undiagnosed for 9 years

After 3 rounds of the manic highs and debilitating, and suicidal lows, Mike Segall eventually got referred for psychiatric assessment leading to a diagnosis of Bipolar disorder 1. In this episode he talks about those...
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The sum of our parts

In sharing her experience of feeling ‘miss-fit’ leadership coach Anita Phagura talks about intersectionality and how we are so much more than all the different parts of us. Whatever our gender, race or personality...
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The impact of positive role models

Feeling themselves to be ‘other’ in several ways, but with nobody who seemed like them to look up to, life was more challenging for Bex Harper than it needed to be. In this episode, Bex talks about intersections of...
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To Hell & Back... And then some!

In this episode Professional Men's Mindset Coach & Speaker Marc Singer shares some of his insights about life choices and how his experience of gang culture and serving time in prison led him to feeling a somewhat...
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Nothing needs to stop you

Raised by two parents with Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, Victoria Eley shares insights into and the impact the condition has not only on her parents but also on Victoria and the wider family. Getting on and off...
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Perfect as you are

You might be surprised to hear that being highly intelligent often comes with its own challenges. Having a natural aptitude for one or  more aspects of life often means other parts of life can be hard to navigate,...
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