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Amy Talks

41 EpisodesProduced by Amy JonesWebsite

Do you want a show that brings you comment and analysis of topics you've always wondered about? Then look no further! Amy Jones interviews the people who are part of these stories and have interesting things to say. Be sure to subscribe for more!

41 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

#41: About Cancel Culture

January 6th, 2022


Here's my first episode of 2022! It's all about cancel culture, something that has definitely been more prevalent within the social media age. I …

#40: 2021 Highlights Special

December 30th, 2021


In this episode, listen to highlights from all of my interviews in 2021 - there's insight from Iain Dale, Jacqui Smith, Deanna Kloostra and more. I hope you've enjoyed hearing these discussions throughout the year, I've …

#39: About Overcoming Trauma (Interview with Trauma Therapist Janine Wirth)

October 7th, 2021


In this episode of Amy Talks, I speak to Janine Wirth, a home trauma therapist, who helps women to overcome conditions such as PTSD and disordered eating, as well as offering success coaching. We explore how she started …

#38: About the Wall Street Journal's September 12th 2001 edition (interview with Dean Rotbart, author of 'September Twelfth')

September 9th, 2021


With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 coming up, I speak to Dean Rotbart, author of the book September Twelfth. The book concerns the story of the Wall Street Journal's staff (whose offices were right next to the World …

#37: About Life In Government (Interview with ex-Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith)

June 17th, 2021


For this episode of Amy Talks, I speak to ex-Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and we discuss her previous career as a teacher, life in government …

#36: About Running Marathons and Ultra-Marathons (Interview with Alison Jones, an Abbotts medal holder)

June 10th, 2021


In this episode of Amy Talks, I speak to Alison Jones (who just so happens to be my mum!) about her running achievements, which include running 50 …

#35: About Changes in Public Discourse (Interview with LBC presenter, author and blogger Iain Dale)

April 29th, 2021


LBC presenter, author and blogger Iain Dale joins me to discuss his book Why Can't We All Just Get Along..., discussing the changes in public …

#34: About a Miscarriage of Justice (Interview with Pamela Troutman)

April 17th, 2021


In this episode of Amy Talks, I speak to Pamela Troutman, a woman whose daughter was convicted of murdering her abuser and sentenced to 14 years in prison. We talk about Alicia's story, the court process and how Pamela …

#33: About Domestic Abuse and Family Court (Interview with domestic abuse coach Deanna Kloostra)

March 4th, 2021


In this episode, I speak to Deanna Kloostra, a domestic abuse coach who has first-hand knowledge that family courts in the USA are corrupt, and abusive dads can pay for the custody of their children. We also discuss her …

#32: About Making a Christmas Song (Interview with Adrian Christian)

January 7th, 2021


I'm back! In this episode, I speak to Adrian Christian, a performer who has just released a compelling Christmas song, 'Midnight Will Be Clear', about someone who was now sober and enjoying their first Christmas without …

#31: About Teaching Children about LGBT+ Families (Interview with author Rick AKA Sudi Karatas)

October 1st, 2020


I'm back! I've been away for a while, and I have explained my absence, so apologies for being away for so long. In this episode of Amy Talks, I speak …

#30: Amy Talks End-Of-Year Special 2019

March 12th, 2020


Sorry it's quite late in being released, but I had extra interviews to do, and it just wouldn't be the same without them! It's time for the annual …

#29: #GE2019 Special

December 23rd, 2019


71% of you voted in favour for it on Twitter, so the ayes have it! Here's the General Election special of 2019, allowing me to indulge in my love of …

#28: About Helping US Veterans (Interview with Richard Lynch, Founder of the Love Tattoo Foundation)

December 3rd, 2019


In this episode of Amy Talks I speak to Richard Lynch, a musician and founder of the Love Tattoo Foundation that donates money to help veterans get the care they need after their service. We discuss the charity, how his …

#27: About the Delicate Subject of Divorce (Interview with Gabrielle Hartley, leading divorce attorney, founder of the Positive Divorce Movement and creator of the Better Apart Method)

October 7th, 2019


Divorce is a tricky subject for many people, but divorce attorney Gabrielle Hartley aims to make it about resolution rather than arguing. We discuss …

#26: About Being a Thriller Writer and News Presenter (Interview with ITV News at Ten's Tom Bradby)

June 13th, 2019


For as long as ITV News at Ten host Tom Bradby has been a broadcast journalist he has also been a writer, penning seven books, a film and a TV drama. He joins me to discuss his latest novel Secret Service, reveals the …

#25: About Climate Change

June 8th, 2019


In this episode of Amy Talks, I’ll be discussing the delicate issue of climate change - something that’s now on the global agenda due to Extinction Rebellion protests.

I talk about what you can do to help climate change …

#24: About Owning A Small Business (Interview with business owner Michael Jones)

June 1st, 2019


I'm joined for this episode by small business owner Michael Jones, who just so happens to also be my Dad. I asked him about the perks and pitfalls of being your own boss, how Brexit will affect his business in the …

#23: About Beating Mental Health Stigma

May 18th, 2019


Mental health stigma is something that definitely needs tackling. Luckily more people are opening up about the way they're feeling, but there's a …

#22: About Porn Addiction (Interview with Joshua Shea, a Recovered Porn Addict)

April 8th, 2019


In today's episode, we're discussing the delicate subject of pornography. I interview Joshua Shea, a now-recovered porn addict, who got a big …

#21: About Alcoholism (Interview with former alcoholic Lisa Boucher)

March 30th, 2019


This episode is all about alcoholism, as I speak to former alcoholic-turned-author Lisa Boucher all about her journey to recovery, what factors can …

#20: About Online Abuse & Cyberbullying

March 23rd, 2019


Online abuse is nothing new, but something that British Members of Parliament have to deal with on a daily basis. After watching a recent documentary about said abuse, I decided to talk about it as well as addressing …

#19: About My Thoughts on Veganism

March 14th, 2019


Ever wondered what my thoughts are about veganism? Well, wonder no further. In this episode I discuss the rise in people taking up a vegan diet, …

#18: Welcome to Amy Talks in 2019

February 15th, 2019


As we're into 2019, it's time to refresh the show a bit - I've given it a new look and will be making lots of new episodes for your listening pleasure. I hope you enjoy what is to come throughout the year.

Keep up with …

#17: 2018 End-Of-Year Special, Part Two

February 10th, 2019


It's taken a little while, but Part 2 of the End-Of-Year Special for 2018 is finally here! Listen as I catch up with more guests and play clips from past episodes. More is to come from me in 2019, so be sure to check …

#16: 2018 End-Of-Year Special, Part One

December 20th, 2018


In part one of this two-part End-Of-Year Special, I reconnect with some of my guests throughout 2018 and ask them about how their year has been. I also spill some gossip about the production of episodes, as well as …

#15: About A Life Update + Exclusive End-Of-Year Special Preview

December 18th, 2018


Since it's nearly the end of the year, I decided to give you all a life update from me, including my Christmas plans, passing my driving test and more. I also give you lovely people an exclusive preview of the …

#14: About Finding Happiness (Interview with Journalist and Public Speaker Maura Sweeney)

November 26th, 2018


Have you ever wondered how to change your situation and be happier? Podcaster and journalist Maura Sweeney provides advice for just this problem and …

#13: About Testing Drugs at Music Festivals (Interview with Chris Brady, Harm Reduction Worker at The Loop)

November 8th, 2018


Drugs are rife at music festivals, and Chris Brady's job is to go to festivals and test what people are taking. We discuss what has been found in these samples, the public attitude to drug users and more.

Links …

#12: About Unrealistic Beauty Standards

November 5th, 2018


In this episode, I explore unrealistic beauty standards, including Instagram and the pressure to be beautiful, as well as the bizarre trend of people …

#11: About Celebrating Christmas Every Day (Interview with Andy Park, AKA Mr Christmas)

October 11th, 2018


Ever dreamed you could celebrate Christmas every day? Andy Park is living that dream, by celebrating Christmas 365 days a year for the last 25 years. …

#10: About Being Transgender (Interview with Lucas Parker from ITV's Transformation Street)

July 27th, 2018


ITV's Transformation Street was an educational documentary for everyone. I interview one of the subjects of the show, Lucas Parker, about his transition from female to male, starting on hormones, the lovely people of …

#9: About What It's Like To Be A Twin (Interview with my sister Sarah Jones)

July 5th, 2018


Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a twin? Well I interview my twin sister Sarah and feed your curiosity, whilst also discussing whether …

#8: About Having Anxiety

May 31st, 2018


In this episode of Amy Talks, I discuss an issue that affects everyone at some point in their lives - anxiety. For some, it can be a driving test or exam that fills them with fear, for others it's a very debilitating …

#7: About My Favourite Conspiracy Theories

May 15th, 2018


Conspiracy theories are all the rage at the moment - is Paul McCartney really dead? Who is Lil Miquela? I explore these mysteries and more as they're …

#6: About Being A Broadcast Journalist (Interview with ITV News' Europe Editor, James Mates)

April 19th, 2018


Having worked at ITN for over 35 years, ITV News' current Europe Editor has certainly experienced a lot in the name of news journalism. I quiz him about taking his entire family abroad, reporting on the election of …

#5: About Drawing Celebrities (Interview with Chibi Village artist Hann Fernee)

April 12th, 2018


Artist Hann Fernee is known for her drawings on Instagram, but where does she get her inspiration for chibi drawings that get her noticed by her favourite people? She speaks to me about this and more, including what …

#4: About Mental Health Awareness (Interview with Kristin Walker)

April 5th, 2018


Mental health is a big awareness topic at the moment, as more and more people come forward with their stories of how it has affected them or someone they know.

As a behavioural health practitioner of more than 20 years, …

#3: About #DeleteFacebook

March 29th, 2018


It's been reported a lot in the media about Cambridge Analytica stealing Facebook users' data, so I analyse this and what impact this could have for …

#2: About Being A GRAMMY-Nominated Artist (Interview with Luanne Hunt)

March 1st, 2018


This episode of Amy Talks features an interview with Luanne, a Grammy-nominated indie artist - we discuss recording a song of Patsy Cline's and how she's singing by pursuing what she loves, even without harbouring a …

#1: About January Diets (Interview with Jenn Hand)

January 3rd, 2018


In the premiere episode of Amy Talks, I discuss January diets with food nutritionist Jenn Hand, who advises on what to do when starting a diet and how most of them are doomed to fail.

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