Distraction Therapy Podcast 015 – Leicester Soundwalk New Walk

25 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Today I braved the snow and the ice to record this week’s soundwalk. I wandered up New Walk, which runs from the centre of the city to Victoria Park. On the way I visited Leicester Museum, the Midland Mainline bridge, De Montfort Square and then ended up just at Victoria Park gates. It was very […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 014 – Catherine Flick

19 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

It was really nice to catch up with Catherine Flick today, and talk about the things that have been distracting her through the lockdown. We talked about Zoom meetings, children, pets, Instagram perfectionism, doom scrolling and the joy of jumping in puddles and getting wet. Catherine is a researcher at The Centre for Computing and […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 013 – Leicester Soundwalk

17 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Today I had a walk along the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal here in Leicester. I started off at Leicester Castle, and made my way up along the canal through to Abbey Park and Wolseley Point, before finishing at the Leicester Space Centre and the Abbey Pumping Station.   https://robwatsonmedia.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Distraction-Therapy-Podcast-013-Leicester-Soundwalk-Mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 012 – Cat Thompson

13 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

We need to make time in our lives for creativity and growing things if we are to balance the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. That was what emerged from my conversation with Cat Thompson today. Cat is an Emergency Physician who enjoys playing around at photography. We chatted about gardening, going for walks, and […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 011 – Scott Choucino

11 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

It was really nice to catch up with Scott Choucino and chat about how he’s been managing through the lockdown, what kind of coffee he’s drinking, how his cat is becoming more famous than him, and how things might pick up when the lockdowns ease and the vaccinations are rolled out. https://robwatsonmedia.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Distraction-Therapy-Podcast-011-2021-01-11-Mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 010 – Leicester Sound Walk

11 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

This week I had a stroll along the River Soar in Leicester, up to Aylstone Meadows. As lockdown permits I’m looking to find some guests to take part in a stroll around Leicester, where we can chat about what these places mean to us. Message me on Twitter or Instagram, or email rob@robwatsonmedia.net   https://robwatsonmedia.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Distraction-Therapy-Podcast-010-Leicester-Soundwalk.mp3Podcast: […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 009 – Leicester Soundwalk January

2 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

I’m starting a new project for 2020. I’m developing a series of podcasts and radio programmes that will be based on soundwalks around Leicester. The idea is to meet up with a guest and to go for a short stroll along a route of their choice. As we walk, in a suitably socially distanced way, […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 008 – John Coster

12 August 2020 Rob Watson 0

It might be a combination of the heat and the lockdown, but getting my brain working and focussed seems to take more effort as the pandemic continues. Trying to make sense of this I met for a coffee and a chat with John Coster. Hopefully we made some sense even though it’s difficult to have […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 007 – Jon Prest aka Brandmaster Flash

12 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

It was great to catch up with Jon Prest, aka Brand Master Flash, this evening, and chat about how we are coping under lockdown, and what we are doing to keep our routines going, while also thinking about adapting. Jon introduced me to the concept of ikigai, and how we can use it to manage […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 006 – John Halker Psychotherapist and App Developer

2 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

This afternoon I’ve been chatting with John Halker, who is a psychotherapist and app developer. We chatted about how we are keeping busy during the lockdown, and what media and music we are distracting ourselves with. John explained why he dislikes joggers who can’t social distance, and I talked about how the praise for heroes […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 005 – Jay Sykes on Cats, Haircuts and Finding Time to Write

1 May 2020 Rob Watson 0

I’ve been chatting with my friend Jay Sykes, who is an audio drama producer and writer, who is based in Sunderland. We chatted about how he is coping with the lockdown, what he’s been watching on Netflix, how he’s getting on with his cats, and how he’s managed to find some time to get some […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 004 – Jackie Crawfords Beatles Selection

23 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

There are many different ways for us to cope with the lockdown. I wanted to find out how my sister, Jackie Crawford has been coping. It’s a mixture of Beatles songs, Carry On movies and gardening apparently. https://robwatsonmedia.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Distraction-Therapy-Podcast-004-2020-04-18-Mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | RSS | More

Distraction Therapy Podcast 003 – Leon Barton in Innsbruck and Russell Todd in Cardiff

15 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

This evening I’ve been chatting with Leon Barton and Russell Todd about how they have been managing during the lockdown, and what they have been doing to keep themselves occupied while they are based at home. Leon is based in Innsbruck in Austria, and Russell is in Cardiff, Wales. We chatted about our coping strategies, […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 002 – Jurgis Masilionis in Vilnius

4 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

The lockdown is affecting all countries across Europe, and to get a sense of what the mood is like in Lithuania I spoke with Jurgis Masilonis, who is an audio engineer based in Vilnius. We chatted about the way he is coping with the lockdown, what his creative response has been like, and how he […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 001 – Dr Eric Chowanietz Resilience Sustainability and Risk

3 April 2020 Rob Watson 0

This is the first Distraction Therapy Podcast. I wanted the chance to do something more persona and to connect with people who have something valuable to share about how they are coping with the coronavirus lockdown. I’ve known Eric for over twenty years, and he has one of the best engineering minds around. So I […]