Positivi-TEA with Emily
This is a 60 minute filled positive news show which show cases the best 10 feel good, huggin', lovin', make you smile, stories from the week past. Because the world right now is a place full of anxiety, and questions, and hard-hitting news - but the world does still continue to turn and there are amazing things happening all over the globe which should be more widely shared. Intermixed with these feel good stories are a range of different, diverse tunes. No genre limitations or labels here, it's a flow of different music some old and some new. This show feeds your mind both with fact, and with music, with hopefully a bit of fun times thrown in for good measure. A feast for the ears, all surrounded by the calming nature of a good old cuppa - so tune in, to tune out. No fake news, just great news.
#2 One Happy Belly
A break from tradition, and I couldn't think of a better way to do so. This week instead of 10 feel good stories, we have one amazing hour long story. The story of my great friend Bel. In 2016 Bel contracted a tropical illness which led to Chronic Fatigue. Through this interview, we discuss Bel's illness and how she managed to handle both physically and mentally this whilst going through University, finding a Career path that suits her and is manageable, and how becoming a yogi has been a saving grace. This is a beautiful blend of tough conversations and joyous moments, and it was a pleasure and a joy to record. We laughed, we nearly cried, and we talked (a lot). Thankyou Bel, you're incredible.
#1 New Year, Same Positivi-TEA
Tune in to hear the Taiwanese grandparents taking the world of Instagram fashion by storm. The new dancing Elderly Road Crossing signs, used to tackle self-fulfilling prophesies of old age. Plus Scotland's making the news again, positively tackling period poverty. There's also a tonne of amazing music, so grab a cuppa, sit back, and tune in to tune out.
#3 Positivi-TEAly LOVE
It's February 14th which means one thing and one thing only... time to eat your heart out with anything and everything chocolate related. An excuse to gorge your way through every box of chocolates you can get your hands on - no-one to share it with? Bonus: all the more for you. Valentine's Day isn't just about sharing love with that 'someone special' but about sharing love with all your nearest and dearest. It's been a tough year for everyone, so hold your bubble tight, and find time to pick up the phone and call those you wish you could hug. A fitting day for a Positivi-TEA show, where we focus on everything good that's going on right now in the world. Another week of positive news stories, with a real eclectic mix of music - and no, don't worry, it's not a sickly sweet, Valentines Day overload. Tune in to tune out.
February is LGBTQ+ History month, as a a gay female, it's a month close to my heart. It's also my birth month, but that's as much a coincidence as attending an all female school, or playing an all female sport. This week we break from the tradition of the Positivi-TEA show style, as we focus on 6 amazing stories from the LGBTQ+ community. Join me to hear of some incredible trailblazers, and inspirational stories, alongside some amazing, beautiful music from LGBTQ+ artists. This episode has been a pleasure and a joy to record, I hope you learn something, I hope it brings you some hope and bucket loads of positivity. Tune in to tune out, and spread the love. Because love always wins.
#5 International Women's Day
Monday 8th March is International Women's Day. So buckle up as I have 5 incredible stories to tell about 5 incredible women. Interjected with amazing songs all performed by, you guessed it, women. From pedestrian crossings, to CEOs, to Billiard players we celebrate all the brilliant work produced and achieved by women which better society, the world, and us. Another joyous episode to record, I hope as a listener you learn something and feel a sense of empowerment to change the world. This show is for men and women alike, as we all have an important part to play in gender equality which, at its heart, has the power to improve the lives of everyone.
#6 This Is A Vans World
International Women's Month continues, with a show looking at Van Life through the eyes of two women. Margaux and Kim bought and renovated a van into a motor home which they are now using to travel around Europe. With Covid bringing their van adventures to a halt, they're currently living life in France but hope to continue onwards as soon as possible. Give them a follow on Instagram: Kargauxvan
#7 Women's Month 2020
We're throwing it back. March is International Women's History Month. And today, I'm treating you to a 2020 Special. One of the last time's I was live in the Fresh Air studio, this show covers a joyous array of female music from March 2020. An interactive show which tests your knowledge of female singers, part-music, part-chat, part-pub quiz - and haven't we all missed those.
#8 Positivi-TEAly Spring
Folks - the weather is improving, and the easing of restrictions is on the horizon (or already a reality if you're south of the Scottish boarder - if I see one more picture of a beer garden pint...)! Join me for another week of positive news to lift your mood even more. This week we have everything from electric cars, to LGBTQ+ retirement homes, to the controversy surrounding the news announcement of New Zealand's miscarriage legislation. Another show of uplifting, thought provoking stories intertwined with a host of *chefs kiss* music. Tune in to tune out wherever you are - on your walk (not another one...) or your daily commute, or just sitting in the park - how good does that feel now? No fake news, just great news.