MOOD SWINGS: A 365ABERDEEN PODCAST
A show aiming to deal with issues such as anxiety, depression and other mental health issues in a head on and straight forward way.
info_outline EPISODE 102 w/ LENA KESSLER 02/10/2021
EPISODE 102 w/ LENA KESSLER This is episode 102 of MOOD SWINGS with this week's guest Sports Psychologist + Thai Boxer LENA KESSLER. Me and Lena sat down via Zoom and discussed her work as a Sports Psych, Muay Thai, eating disorders, Lena's experience of the condition RED-S and her recovery, surfing, Slipknot and a whole load more. This conversation turned out to be quite an emotional one, with darker topics touched on throughout so please bear in mind when listening.
info_outline EPISODE 101 w/ RHONA WALKER 02/03/2021
EPISODE 101 w/ RHONA WALKER This week's guest is Muay Thai fighter RHONA WALKER! I spoke with Rhona during the netherzone between Christmas and New Year. We discussed how she got started in thai boxing, her initial apprehension to fighting, her experiences in Thailand, the importance of the positive mentality and support network at her gym MMAG and the mental detriments that making weight can have on a fighter. This is a great chat about overcoming your own feelings around something and making it a reality for yourself!
info_outline EPISODE 100: RETROSPECTIVE w/ STEVE MURISON 01/27/2021
EPISODE 100: RETROSPECTIVE w/ STEVE MURISON Hello! It's episode 100 of MOOD SWINGS! In this special retrospective episode I invited friend and previous guest STEVE MURISON to sit down with me over Zoom, crack a beer and discuss some of the episodes over the last 100 and answer some listener questions from social media. We also discussed celebrity encounters, compliments from strangers and went over some anxiety tips. Cheers Steve!
info_outline EPISODE 99 w/ LAURA JOHNSTON 01/20/2021
EPISODE 99 w/ LAURA JOHNSTON Hello! This week's episode is with fellow podcaster LAURA JOHNSTON of the Just Like the Moon (we go through changes) podcast! In this episode we discuss Laura's struggles with bulimia and her recovery journey, Laura's dance project based on her mental health, isotonic drinks, podcasting, Laura's current endeavour of training to be a counsellor and much more mental health stuff!
info_outline EPISODE 98 w ELENA CRESCI 01/13/2021
EPISODE 98 w ELENA CRESCI Hello! This week my guest is journalist and thai boxer ELENA CRESCI. In this episode Elena tells me about her experiences working in newsrooms and how repeated exposure to violent videos online caused her to develop a form of PTSD and gives an insight into this effect both her work and personal life. As well as this we discuss her journey into Muay Thai and how this has aligned with her mental health. Thanks Elena!
info_outline EPISODE 97 XMAS SPECIAL w/ JOHN PHILIP + NATHAN HAGUE (PART 2) 12/23/2020
EPISODE 97 XMAS SPECIAL w/ JOHN PHILIP + NATHAN HAGUE (PART 2) Hello. Here's the second part of this years Christmas special and 2020 wrap up with my guests JOHN PHILIP and NATHAN HAGUE. In this second part we talk all about Christmas, the controversy around The Pogues 'Fairytale of New York', our favourite comfort blanket TV shows, Winnie the Pooh and speculate/give our hopes for 2021. Thanks guys. Merry Christmas!
info_outline EPISODE 97 XMAS SPECIAL w/ JOHN PHILIP + NATHAN HAGUE (PART 1) 12/23/2020
EPISODE 97 XMAS SPECIAL w/ JOHN PHILIP + NATHAN HAGUE (PART 1) A week before Christmas I sat down with previous guests JOHN PHILIP and NATHAN HAGUE to ruminate over some of the events of 2020 and yap about Christmas. In this first part we discuss the effects of lockdown on the tattoo and piercing industry, Nath launching his business and new shop Utopia Body Arts during lockdown, Tiger King, the community of independent Aberdeen business and shark films. Enjoy!
info_outline EPISODE 96 w/ ALEX (UNIFORM) + STOOSHY 12/16/2020
EPISODE 96 w/ ALEX (UNIFORM) + STOOSHY Welcome to episode 96 which has a festive theme as I welcome on ALEX of the band UNIFORM and STOOSHY to discuss their collaborative Christmas single 'Feels Like Christmas'. We discuss the writing and recording of the track, the making of the video, our favourite xmas songs, movies and drinks and a whole load more. Thanks guys!
info_outline EPISODE 95 w/ JODIE ROSE 12/09/2020
EPISODE 95 w/ JODIE ROSE Hello. This week's guest is Muay Thai fighter, blogger and Fight Record contributor JODIE ROSE. Via Zoom, myself and Jodie discussed her time in Thailand, being forced to come home and how the Covid-19 pandemic has altered her plans for the year, how Muay Thai helped her social anxiety, the differences in shows in the UK and Thailand, her work for Muay Thai media outlet Fight Record, Lord of the Rings and much more! Thanks Jodie!
info_outline EPISODE 94 w/ JOHN PHILIP 12/02/2020
EPISODE 94 w/ JOHN PHILIP Hello! This week's guest is tattoo artist and certified sad boi JOHN PHILIP. As well as John's tattoo work which I have followed for a couple of years, his involvement with the mental health group MAN CHAT and a shared love of depressing music, made me keen to get him on for a chat! In this episode we discuss John's journey into tattooing and a bit about the industry, growing to love The Smiths, his time with MAN CHAT, Phoebe Bridgers, mental health and a load more. Cheers John!
info_outline EPISODE 93 w/ BRIAN TOTTY (PART 2) 11/27/2020
EPISODE 93 w/ BRIAN TOTTY (PART 2) Welcome to part 2 of this week's episode with BRIAN TOTTY. In this second part we go more in depth about some of Brian's fights, talk about his competitive training with Spencer Brown, ruminate on some of Brian's potential opponents and talk about Brian's mental approach to thai boxing and the benefits the sport can bring. It's a belter. Thanks Brian!
info_outline EPISODE 93 w/ BRIAN TOTTY (PART 1) 11/25/2020
EPISODE 93 w/ BRIAN TOTTY (PART 1) Hello and welcome to the first two parter of this run! My guest this week is professional thai boxer BRIAN TOTTY. I spoke to Brian via Zoom one Sunday afternoon in the depths of the pandemic pandemonium and in this first part we discuss how Brian got into Muay Thai, weight cutting, One Championship, how falling out of love with the sport affected Brian and how changing gym helped him rediscover his passion for Muay Thai and much more. Thanks Brian. Part 2 to follow!
info_outline EPISODE 92 w/ EIMEAR COONEY 11/18/2020
EPISODE 92 w/ EIMEAR COONEY Hello and welcome back to MOOD SWINGS. Kicking off the new series is EIMEAR COONEY who is an anxiety coach based in Aberdeen, with over ten years experience working in mental health. We started talking off about expensive holiday's and music before discussing the current climate in terms of mental health, Eimear's new anxiety coaching venture EIMEAR COONEY COACHING and a whole load more. This was a great first chat back and I'm sure it'll be just as great a listen. Thanks Eimear!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 13 w/ ROBBIE (REWlax Massage) 06/02/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 13 w/ ROBBIE (REWlax Massage) Hello! For this week's lockdown episode I am speaking to ROBBIE EUAN WILDGOOSE of REWlax SPORTS BODY MASSAGE. We discuss the impact that lockdown has had on REWlax as a business, the new clothing range they have launched, mental health in sports and why mental health awareness is part of the REWlax ethos, hope for the younger generation and more! Thanks Robbie!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 12 w/ JUDY HUMBER 05/26/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 12 w/ JUDY HUMBER After a brief break, I am returning with the lockdown content, bringing you an interview all the way from Chiang Mai, Thailand, with muay thai fighter JUDY HUMBER. Judy headed to Thailand ahead of lockdown in the UK on a long planned journey to begin living and fighting in the home of the sport. In this episode we speak about the difficulties of getting to Thailand and settling there, the mental fortitude required to make such a journey in these uncertain times, the near future of muay thai and more.
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 11 w/ LEYLA JOSEPHINE 04/30/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 11 w/ LEYLA JOSEPHINE Hello! For this episode of MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION I was joined by poet LEYLA JOSEPHINE. Myself and Leyla were supposed to meet to record an episode but this was scuppered due to lockdown, so it was great to speak to her via Zoom. We discussed the recent release of Leyla's live album, how lockdown has affected our moods, being Scottish - and many different aspects of it, Wild Rose, yoga, the recent cover of Foo Fighters 'Times Like These' and much more!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 10 w/ BETH BLACK 04/24/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 10 w/ BETH BLACK Hello! In our tenth lockdown episode I spoke to musician (10AM/SLOWLIGHT/GRAVE MATTHEWS) BETH BLACK. In this chat I caught up with Beth about some of what's gone on since we spoke 2 years ago, her new solo project FLINCH, the US Office, yoga and a whole bunch more. This episode also features the song 'How did you do that?' from her second FLINCH EP as well as another musical treat. Thanks Beth!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 9 w/ SHANE O'NEILL 04/21/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 9 w/ SHANE O'NEILL Hello! In this episode I caught up with European muay thai champion SHANE O'NEILL. In this episode we discuss how things have changed in London since lockdown, hear about Shane's difficult journey to the European title, talk a little about the recent closed doors Cage Warrior's event and speculate about the return of sport, Shane's own podcast 'The Craic Epidemic' and a whole load more. I always love getting the chance to talk to Shane!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 8 w/ HALINA RIFAI 04/14/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 8 w/ HALINA RIFAI Hello! We're still in lockdown and hear is episode 8 of our isolation efforts. This time my guest is HALINA RIFAI, founder and host of Podcart, a well established and highly rated music podcast hailing from Glasgow as well as fantastic advocate for mental health. In this episode we discuss social distancing, the online counselling service Halina has offered in lockdown, the Mental Health First Aid course, how current events have affected our own mental health and much more. Thanks Halina!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 7 w/ NATHAN HAGUE 04/13/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 7 w/ NATHAN HAGUE Hello! Episode 7 of MOOD SWINGS in Isolation is here and my guest is body piercer and tattoo artist NATHAN HAGUE. We discussed Nathan's new studio UTOPIA BODY ARTS, the challenges of opening a business during lockdown, UFC and combat sports, Anthony Bourdain as well as discussing some conspiracy theories surrounding coronavirus! Thanks Nathan!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 6 w/ MOLLY MCLACHLAN 04/10/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 6 w/ MOLLY MCLACHLAN Hello! Welcome to the 6th isolation episode with poet and MOOD SWINGS favourite MOLLY MCLACHLAN. We cover everything from Peep Show to speaking about the current coronavirus pandemic and a whole load in between. There also a couple of 'apocalypse poems' from Molly in there too! Enjoy!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 5 w/ DARYL RANKIN 04/06/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 5 w/ DARYL RANKIN I speak to my old buddy DARYL RANKIN all about how isolation is going, how lockdown is kind of like a regression to childhood, speculate on what may happen with Scottish football and Daryl talks about his football team and the charity work they do and how they are staying motivated and in touch throughout lockdown. We also provide details of the 10k curry challenge. Thanks Daryl!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 4 w/ SPENCER BROWN 04/02/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 4 w/ SPENCER BROWN Hello! It's the final podcast of the week from us and our guest is WBC European champion and one of the UK's top Muay Thai fighters SPENCER BROWN. I caught up with Spencer about his time in Bangkok, the decision to return to Scotland, the concussion issues he has experienced, his plans for the future as well as discussing current events with coronavirus. Thanks Spencer!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 3 w/ MICHAEL DART 04/01/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 3 w/ MICHAEL DART In this third lockdown episode conducted over Skype, I caught up with MICHAEL DART and talked about his work on Scottish football TV show 'A View from the Terrace', speculated on what may happen with football on a wider scale and discussed lockdown life and coronavirus. Thanks Michael!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 2 w/ NICOLA HARKINS 03/29/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 2 w/ NICOLA HARKINS Hello. My second isolation podcast saw me speaking to NICOLA HARKINS of Body Kinect. We discussed the current goings on with Coronavirus, how we are finding lockdown and social distancing, red wine and share a laugh at interjections from Nicola's husband Colin. Thanks Nicola!
info_outline MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 1 03/25/2020
MOOD SWINGS IN ISOLATION 1 Hello! A very quick update where I forgot all the things I was supposed to say, quickly discuss what's going on in the world and review some of the mental health advice kicking about for how we all cope with Covid-19. Suggest any form of content you would like for me to get out. Send in audio clips. Talk to me about how your mental health is going during lockdown. Stay inside and take care x
info_outline EPISODE 91 w/ GAVIN BAXTER (AUDIOKICKS) 01/21/2020
EPISODE 91 w/ GAVIN BAXTER (AUDIOKICKS) Hello! Welcome to EPISODE 91 of MOOD SWINGS. This week my guest is local musician GAVIN BAXTER, who plays guitar and synth for Aberdeen band AUDIOKICKS. As well as discussing the band's plans for the coming year we talked about therapy, The Twilight Sad, sertraline, loss, life and much more.
info_outline EPISODE 90 w/ ARIZONA MERCEDES BRODIE 01/15/2020
EPISODE 90 w/ ARIZONA MERCEDES BRODIE Hello! After six months off, we're back! In this episode I spoke to artist, poet, self defence instructor and the only female jiu jitsu black belt currently active in Scotland, ARIZONA MERCEDES BRODIE. In this episode we discuss jiu jitsu, meditation, talk therapy, forgiving yourself, 'Foxcatcher' and much more. I really enjoyed recording this episode and so happy to have such a great conversation to kick us back off.
info_outline EPISODE 89 w/ SARAH ANDERSON 07/09/2019
EPISODE 89 w/ SARAH ANDERSON Hello. EPISODE 89 is with SARAH ANDERSON, who runs a body positivity and mental health awareness Instagram account highlighting her struggles with Crohn's disease. In this episode we discuss how it's not always easy to practise what you preach, living with a chronic illness, the Franco brothers, mental health, the Lazy River, emo music and I tell a horrific poop story. Thanks Sarah!
info_outline EPISODE 88 w/ STEPHEN MEIKLE + PETE SCOTT (PART 2) 07/04/2019
EPISODE 88 w/ STEPHEN MEIKLE + PETE SCOTT (PART 2) Welcome to part 2 of this week's episode with STEPHEN MEIKLE and PETE SCOTT. In this second part we talk more about muay thai before Stevie tells us about the benefits he has reaped from training and about some of his most memorable fights from Thailand. There is also a through amount of tipsy piss taking throughout. Enjoy!