Episode 44: Brief Encounter + Lost in Translation with Demi Rodriguez
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2y ago
Welcome to ‘Breaking Up’ - a podcast about break-ups, love, and pop culture. I’m your host, Isabella Shields and this week I’m joined by Demi Rodriguez!   Demi is the digital marketing coordinator at Anime Limited, the UK's largest independent anime distributor. She’s been working in film marketing for the past five years, with her previous home being Park Circus Films, who bring Hollywood classics back to the big screen.   Today we’re talking about Noel Coward’s classic of British cinema Brief Encounter (1945) and Sofia Coppola’s critically acclaimed recent classic Lo ..read more
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Episode 43: Toxic Masculinity in Relationships/Incel Feelings with Eden Dodd
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3y ago
Welcome to ‘Breaking Up’ - a podcast about break-ups, love, and pop culture. I’m your host, Isabella Shields and this week I’m joined by the artist Eden Dodd (@edengrantdodd)to discuss toxic and fragile masculinity and how that reverberates in relationships.    We answer questions about: - A bisexual boyfriend who keeps making misogynistic and homophobic jokes - How to feel and communicate loneliness and difficult feelings as a man without seeming like an incel - Whether or not it's a red flag that his favourite film is Fight Club.    CONTENT WARNING: Mental health con ..read more
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Episode 42: Sacred Personal Objects with Rush Johnstone
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3y ago
Welcome to ‘Breaking Up’ - a podcast about break-ups, love, and pop culture. I’m your host, Isabella Shields and this week I’m joined by artist and web designer Rush Johnstone to chat all about relationships.   In this episode artist and web designer Rush Johnstone and I are chatting about: • telling your partner you don’t want to use your vibrator with them • dating someone you work with and the awkwardness and anxiety that comes with that • ways to create intimacy with a partner who doesn’t have the same libido as you   This episode was sponsored by @wore - use the discount co ..read more
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Episode 41: Dating and Being Intersex with Matthew Rimmer
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3y ago
Welcome to ‘Breaking Up’ - a podcast about break-ups, love, and pop culture. I’m your host, Isabella Shields and this week I’m joined by the lovely Matthew Rimmer. Matthew’s an incredible artist who recently exhibited at 16 Nicholson Street and who’s here with me today to talk all about relationships and about being intersex.   After we’ve spoken about Matt’s experience with intersexuality we answer some agony aunt questions about:    Introducing the exes you’re still friends with to your new partner How to tackle your partner having a friendship you find weird and unpleas ..read more
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Episode 40: Cher's Break-Up Films (Mermaids + The Witches of Eastwick)
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3y ago
Welcome to ‘Breaking Up’ - a podcast about break-ups, love, and pop culture. I’m your host, Isabella Shields, and in this episode I’m rejoined by Debbie Young! You can hear all about Debbie and the amazing things she’s doing in our Achilles Heel episode but today we’re all about Cher!    We’re discussing the films Mermaids (Dir. Richard Benjamin; 1990) and The Witches of Eastwick (Dir. George Miller; 1987) so watch the films and come back to hear us talking about them!   Links to Debbie’s websites here: http://www.debbieyoung.space/   https://www.studiomama.co.uk/ &nbs ..read more
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Episode 39: Performing Heartbreak with Tamara MacArthur
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3y ago
Welcome to ‘Breaking Up’ - a podcast about break-ups, love, and pop culture hosted by Isabella Shields.  In today’s release the gorgeous Tamara MacArthur and I are talking about performing heartbreak. Tamara is a visual artist whose works explore yearning, futility and the boundaries of intimacy. In this episode we’re answering questions from people who are struggling through heartbrokenness by telling them what’s worked for us and by appropriating anti-terror slogans as relationship advice ..read more
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Episode 38: Interracial Relationships with Tineka Smith (Author of 'Mixed Up')
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3y ago
Welcome to ‘Breaking Up’ - a podcast about break-ups, love, and pop culture. I’m your host, Isabella Shields. In today's episode I’m joined by Tineka Smith to discuss the trials of and tribulations of interracial relationships. Tineka is a racial equality advocate and founder of Huetribe, a diverse greetings card company and author of ‘Mixed Up: Confessions of an Interracial Couple’. In ‘Mixed Up’, Tineka and her husband Alex Court explore what it means to be an interracial couple in a world in which the Black Lives Matter movement and racial tensions are at the forefront of the internati ..read more
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Episode 37: Achilles Heel with Debbie Young
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3y ago
Welcome to ‘Breaking Up’ - a podcast about break-ups, love, and pop culture hosted by Isabella Shields.    Today I’m joined by Debbie Young, a very close friend of mine who exhibited her first solo show at the gallery back in 2019! She got her degree in fine art from the The Hague’s Royal Academy of Art and has been producing incredible paintings, ceramics, textiles, performance works and sculptures ever since. She also runs Studio Mama from 16 Nicholson Street and she’s the jewel in my crown!   What to do when a guy’s perfect on paper but there’s no tension in the relatio ..read more
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Episode 36: If You Wanna Be My Lover with Thomas D
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by Breaking Up Podcast
3y ago
Welcome to ‘Breaking Up’ - a podcast about break-ups, love, and pop culture.   I’m your host, Isabella Shields, and in this episode I’m joined by one of the most beautiful, gazelle-like people I’ve ever seen in my life - Thomas D. Thomas works with me at 16 Nicholson Street contemporary art gallery in Glasgow and has also worked in media in Athens and an archivist at Spirit of Revolt Archives, having graduated from Cambridge University in History of Art. But today we’re all about sex, romance and heartbreak.   Whether you can really know someone within the first five minutes of ..read more
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Episode 35: Pre-Love with Regina Sinnott ("Let Them Eat Face")
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3y ago
Welcome to ‘Breaking Up’ - a podcast about break-ups, love, and pop culture hosted by Isabella Shields.    In this episode I’m joined by the lovely Regina Sinnott, an illustrator based in upstate New York who I met the other week over Instagram. I’ve followed Regina for a while thanks to the algorithms, and I put a call out for guests on the podcast Instagram and Regina slid into my DMs.   Regina identifies as a late single and for that reason we're answering questions from perpetual singles and people who are yet to be in relationships!      We're talking ab ..read more
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