The brilliant Dara O Briain came on Tea With Alice as part of his international lockdown podcast tour to talk about online work, throwing jokes up in the air, work process, joke memory, and how he keeps coming back to the theme of pole dancers.
My glamorous powerhouse cousin Lara Fraser came and sat with me over green tea to talk about online persona, instagram activism, plastic surgery, the gender politics of music production and her new international collaboration.
Find Lara on instagram etc at @djlarafraser and find her new song "In This World" with Shingai on Spotify and other music places.
Boo Dwyer spoke to me during her quarantine period about life, fulfilment, achievement, deciding whether you've 'done enough' and what that means. Loneliness, nurturing, her open door policy and not being THAT mature age student.
Jackie Kashian is a road comic, a brilliant nerd and an all round powerhouse of thoughtfulness. We talked about the road, cartwheels, the art of conversation, online dating, the stupidity of rationality and romance novels. It was a gorgeous conversation and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as i enjoyed having it.
Catherine Jones is a specialist chest radiologist and writer, living in Queensland. We talked about the differences between practical and research based help, the place of doctors and the piece she wrote for a recently published anthology.