Distraction Therapy Podcast 019 – Soundwalk Lockdown Reflections

15 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreI had a stroll in the sunshine this afternoon, and captured some thoughts and some sounds as I found places to sit in the sunshine. It was a relaxing approach, less informational than I have been […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 018 – Braunstone Park Soundwalk

8 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreToday I went out in the snow and walked up to Braunstone Park in Leicester. It was bitterly cold today, and the snow was only a dusting on the road, but it was atmospheric, if rather […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 017 – Jonathan Taylor

5 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreIn this episode of the Distraction Therapy podcast I chatted with Dr Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan is an author, lecturer, editor and critic. John writes creatively and critically. His specialisms include fiction and creative non-fiction, memoir, poetry, […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 016 – Leicester Soundwalk

1 February 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreToday’s soundwalk was a journey across the Leicester City centre, taking in the roadworks and environmental improvements that are making changes to the roads bringing people into and through the city centre. I also stopped off […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 022 – Lockdown Continues

31 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreThe lockdown continues here in Leicester. It’s cold and not a lot is happening, so here’s a music mix I’ve put together as a way of interrupting the boredom. The Good Morrow – John Donne Read […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 015 – Leicester Soundwalk New Walk

25 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreToday 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, […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 014 – Catherine Flick

19 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreIt 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 […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 013 – Leicester Soundwalk

17 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreToday 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 […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 012 – Cat Thompson

13 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreWe 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. […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 011 – Scott Choucino

11 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreIt 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 […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 010 – Leicester Sound Walk

11 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreThis 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 […]

Distraction Therapy Podcast 009 – Leicester Soundwalk January

2 January 2021 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreI’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 […]

Brexit Blog – Who Speaks for the 48%?

30 December 2020 Rob Watson 0

One of the defining characteristics of the Brexit process has been the shifting of both blame and responsibility almost entirely onto the shoulders of the losing side. I voted to remain. I continue to advocate that the UK’s future is inextricably linked with the European Union. My opinion on these issues, however, has been continually […]

Brexit Blog – All I’m Left With is a Sense of Fatalism

27 December 2020 Rob Watson 0

At the time of the 2016 referendum on the UK’s future membership of the European Union, I was looking for a political home. After being let down by the Labour Party and the failure of Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to oppose George Osbourne’s savage austerity cuts, I was bouncing around looking for a party […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 021 – Leicester Soundwalk

29 November 2020 Rob Watson 0

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | TuneIn | RSS | MoreI went for a walk into Leicester on Saturday and recorded some sounds and some thoughts. I’ve mixed them together with a couple of tracks. It was a gloomy day. It was raining, and the city […]