How Do You Cope? …with Elis and John
By BBC Radio 5 live
Elis James and John Robins talk to a range of guests about the challenges and hurdles they've faced in their own lives, whilst asking the question... How Do You Cope?
#10 - Sally Phillips: ‘Life is harder, but it’s much funnier’
For the final episode of this series, actor and comedian Sally Phillips talks to Elis and John about bringing up her son Olly, who has Down’s syndrome.
#9 - Paul Sinha: ‘It’s my story, it’s not anybody else’s story’
Comedian and quizzer Paul Sinha discusses with Elis and John the challenges he’s faced in the comedy world, as well as his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
#8 - Jane Couch: ‘Keep going, keep going, just keep going’
Former boxer Jane Couch talks to Elis and John about how she battled to become the first ever licensed female boxer in Britain and the challenges she faced in the process.
#7 - Poorna Bell: ‘I was never angry at him’
Journalist Poorna Bell talks to Elis James and John Robins about how she coped with the grief of losing her husband to suicide in 2015.
#6 - Mark Watson: ‘I blame myself for a lot of the problems’
Comedian and novelist Mark Watson discusses anxiety, relationships and his near-death experience on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.
#5 - Bryony Kimmings: 'I didn’t want to be someone’s sorrow'
Performance artist Bryony Kimmings discusses her struggles with psychosis, postpartum depression, and the health of her son.
#4 - Tom Bradby: ‘The mental health equivalent of a heart attack’
Journalist and novelist Tom Bradby talks to Elis and John about his past struggles with insomnia and what brought on this disorder in the first place.
#3 - David Cotterill: ‘You need to want it for yourself’
Ex-footballer David Cotterill talks to Elis James and John Robins about his recent struggles with alcoholism and depression.
#2 - Emily Dean: 'The picture and not the frame'
The brilliant Emily Dean talks to Elis James and John Robins about how she coped with losing her mum, dad and sister all in the space of three years.
#1 - Adam Kay: 'You just scar a bit'
Launching this new series for BBC Sounds, presenters Elis James and John Robins invite Adam Kay to talk them through his coping techniques from his time as an NHS junior doctor.
Teaser: An Introduction
Elis James and John Robins talk through the vibe you can expect from their new podcast: the guests, the subjects and why you should listen.