Phone a Friend with George Ezra & Ollie MN

Phone a Friend with George Ezra & Ollie MN

By George Ezra & Ollie MN

When long-time friends George Ezra and Ollie MN both experienced issues with mental health, they found comfort in opening up to one another about what they were going through. Phone A Friend is a podcast that captures their candid and light-hearted chats, with the intention of encouraging the listener to start conversations of their own. Each episode, George and Ollie will share the ups and downs of their week and discuss how to balance mental health concerns with the other stresses of daily life.

Episodes

Please Hold!

As the Phone A Friend hiatus begins, the boys look back on their 65 episodes of niche podcasting.  Follow @phoneafriendpod on Instagram for any news from the east relating to the podcast’s return.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.   mind.org.uk    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/21·46m 26s

George’s Baby Blues

After a difficult week, George’s baby blues are missing their trademark twinkle. The boys share some news, discuss ska’s disappearance from the pop charts, and hear from some listeners about how they’re coping with the reopening of schools. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/21·53m 37s

D.I.Y Me, Lord?

This week, Brit Award recipient George Ezra moves a pile of mud from one side of a field to the other. Meanwhile, disassembling a piece of furniture ruins Ollie’s week. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/21·53m 58s

Dear Diary, Life is Lit

This week, George sits down at the piano and lets his magic fingers dance across the keys. The Messenger Boy's luck seems to be turning around, mostly at Ollie's expense, and the boys deliver a very important message from a listener. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/21·49m 50s

In Rat A We Trust

This week, George discusses the parade of useless thoughts that keeps him up at night. The boys chat about the relationship you build with your therapist, how guilt can get in the way of happiness, and official Scrabble regulations. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/21·52m 58s

Labyrinth of Rockers

This week, the arrival of spring brings out George’s glass-half-full mentality. Meanwhile, Ollie’s glass has rolled off the table, out the window, and into a mound of dog dirt. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/21·48m 8s

Anything For A Buzz

This week, the boys discuss grief, bubble baths, and George’s earliest forays into the glamorous world of show business. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/21·54m 57s

That Hit The Spot

This week, a listener rescues George from the sprouting mass of spuds slowly taking over his kitchen. The boys discuss their shared aversion to silence, the pros and cons of keeping busy, and ask that age-old question: what’s for dinner? Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/21·1h 1m

In The Thicc Of It

This week, the boys talk at length about some of George’s old potatoes, stretching the definition of the word “content” to its absolute limit. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/21·57m 7s

ATM TBH FFS

This week, Ollie tries to get better at expressing that he is depressed without dancing around the big D word. The boys discuss the well-meaning but often unhelpful desire to provide “solutions” to someone in need of emotional support, the tendency to disguise our feelings, and steam trains. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/21·51m 5s

Willy or Won't He?

This week, the boys discuss the power of imagination. The human mind can go to some dark and upsetting places, but it is also the birthplace of great art; for example, a West End musical in which a man’s troubled marriage is saved after he transforms into a lynx. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/21·1h 2m

Blue Year's Eve

This week, George incorporates a punching bag into his fitness regime and the messenger boy breathes a sigh of relief. The boys discuss self-love and the myth of Blue Monday before reading out an inspirational email from a member of the gorgeous public. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/21·51m 58s

Mood Roulette

This week, the boys earn their place in the Health & Fitness Podcast Hall of Fame by discussing the importance of hydration. George dreams of a post-pandemic visit to the pub, and Ollie worms his way into Heathrow Airport’s first class lounge. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/21·50m 38s

Tech Will Tear Us Apart

This week, the boys discuss New Years resolutions, lockdown life, and all the ways George has been wronged by tech over the years. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/21·1h 1m

Wait a minute Mr. Oilman

This week, George struggles to get shnuggly after his boiler treats itself to a nice Christmas break. The boys reflect on how 2020 has impacted their mental health, and manage to find a few positives to take into the new year. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/21·59m 39s

As Regular As Bin Day

'Twas three days after Christmas, nearing the year's end, When a young man got shnuggly, and phoned his old friend; Though fate had come crashing into their festive plans, They still had each other, and a six pack of cans. One day every week, all through the uncertain year, The great distance between them seemed to disappear; And for that one blissful hour, they knew only joy, Two men, a horse, and their messenger boy. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/20·58m 44s

Wassailing Into Christmas

This week, Ollie’s nephew will not allow him to write an episode description. He thinks Ollie’s laptop is a machine specifically designed to access Peppa Pig content, and will not be convinced otherwise. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/20·47m 1s

Drinks on Bobby!

This week, Ollie is back on the streets of old London town*, and a productive week in the studio has George feeling like the luckiest boy** in the world. The boys discuss travel anxiety, and explore why rational thinking is so difficult for someone in a state of panic. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk *self-isolating in his sister's loft **middle-aged man Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/20·51m 17s

Doorknobbing

This week, George barely mentions how tired he is. The boys discuss their experiences of Zoom therapy sessions, and Ollie fantasises about going to a big Sainsbury’s. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk If you’d like to find out more about The Lions Barber Collective you can find them here: https://www.thelionsbarbercollective.com/find-locate-a-lion/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/20·47m 7s

Moodswings and Roundabouts

This week, George’s Christmas Pecker is sky-high and he doesn’t care who knows it. Ollie’s bad batch of brain-fog begins to clear as soon as he talks to his dear podcast friend, and a listener encourages the boys to explore the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/20·51m 25s

Still Ropey After All These Years

This week, Ollie puts his soul up for sale and struggles to find a buyer. Meanwhile, a visit to the optician threatens to destroy George’s famous bad-boy image.  Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/20·51m 13s

Newsaholics Anonymous

This week, George sharpens his pencils, grabs his lunch box, and heads back to school. Meanwhile, Ollie is forced to root around Lost Property for something to play rounders in after “forgetting” his P.E kit. The boys also hear from a university student about how their mental health has been affected by coronavirus restrictions. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/20·53m 18s

The Everything's Fine Podcast

As the last call bell rings out in pubs across England, George prepares for another month of lockdown. The boys discuss their confinement coping strategies, as well as the habits they’re hoping to avoid this time round. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/20·55m 46s

Happy Halloweeners

It was a dark and stormy night. Deep in the English countryside, the lonely light of a distant window strained against impenetrable blackness. Inside, a man with a horse’s head prepares to record an episode of his niche podcast. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/20·58m 20s

One Foot in the Pool of Reality

This week, Ollie confronts George about his divisive new social media strategy. A week in the studio has George feeling excited about new music, and Jexton finally returns. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/20·50m 27s

Purple Drank of the Folk World

This week, the boys take a trip down memory lane and discover that it stinks of K cider. This origin story begins a decade ago, on the muddy fields of Reading festival, when a fair-haired boy with a bright future seeks assistance from a scowling stranger. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/20·54m 41s

Anything For A Quiet Life?

his week, the boys use the power of friendship to overcome a vibes deficit. George discusses how resuming his regular meditation routine has helped him cope with intrusive thoughts, while Ollie wonders if he has denied himself the thrill of chaos in his search for a quiet life. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/20·52m 41s

The Big Sleep 2020

This week, the arrival of autumn makes Ollie very homesick. George awakes from his Big Sleep for long enough to discuss imposter syndrome, the feeling of accomplishment and Saint Nick’s Stag Do. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/20·57m 19s

Sad Boy in Corduroy

Following a week of low vibes, the boys discuss the effect of routine on mood and stray dangerously close to becoming a fitness podcast. If you’d like to help the boys raise money for Mind UK, check out their fundraising page: https://moveformind.blackbaud-sites.com/fundraising/phone-a-friend. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/20·50m 53s

Two-Legged Freak

A serious case of Yoga-induced fatigue can’t stop your brave, handsome and humble hosts from providing another hour of quality content. This week, George is confronted by a spider with a bad attitude, and Ollie’s cursed Wednesday culminates in a visit from the fire department. If you’d like to help the boys raise money for Mind UK, check out their fundraising page: https://moveformind.blackbaud-sites.com/fundraising/phone-a-friend  Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/20·58m 39s

Hoof Do You Think You Are?

Ollie has achieved enlightenment after just three days of yoga, smashing all previous records and leaving Adrienne in his dust. Meanwhile, two days of hiking in deepest, darkest Dorset has left George weary and in need of his friend’s new-found zen energy. If you’d like to help the boys raise money for Mind UK, check out their fundraising page: https://moveformind.blackbaud-sites.com/fundraising/phone-a-friend Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/20·53m 20s

Read All About It

The Move for Mind fundraising challenge has officially begun! After Ollie attempts to jog to the mournful strains of Bon Iver, George suggests a slightly more upbeat running playlist. George also opens up about how headlines about him opening up make him more reluctant to open up, and a listener emails in about the NHS IAPT service.  To help the boys raise money for Mind, check out their fundraising page here: https://moveformind.blackbaud-sites.com/fundraising/phone-a-friend.  Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/20·47m 43s

Get A Pizza This

This week, the boys discuss the Move for Mind challenge. During September, George and Ollie will be alternating between running and yoga every day in order to raise money for Mind. The act of typing this description gave Ollie a stitch, so he couldn’t be more thrilled about 30 consecutive days of physical activity. To learn more and donate, visit https://moveformind.blackbaud-sites.com/fundraising/phone-a-friend Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/20·47m 11s

Does Not Compute

This week, a messy breakup with his phone is no match for George’s resilient pecker. A visit from his mum leads Ollie to reflect on how often life’s highs and lows coexist simultaneously, and the boys receive an email from an old friend. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/20·50m 31s

World's Hottest Podcast

This week, George records the podcast from within the earth’s molten core. Ollie joins him on the line from the bowels of hell, and the two attempt an unprecedented feat of endurance podcasting. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/20·51m 23s

Abandon(ed) Sheep!

This week, George attempts to rescue a stray sheep, with mixed results. Meanwhile, a bad week and some missed therapy appointments leave Ollie feeling even more sorry for himself than usual. Plus, the boys read some follow-up emails from listeners who have previously been in touch with the show. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/20·52m 0s

Shrek, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll

This week, the boys travel back to a time when VHS was king and the streets were paved with counterfeit Linkin Park merchandise. George recalls the early formative experience of listening to the Shrek soundtrack, before Ollie ropes him into a domestic dispute. The boys then respond to a listener’s email about the importance of encouraging conversations about body dysmorphia among men. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/20·56m 29s

Hot Chocolate, Hot Mess

This week, George dons his favourite pair of striped pyjamas in preparation for a particularly cute and snuggly episode. Meanwhile, Ollie tries to compose himself after becoming the victim of bread-battery. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/20·53m 19s

Skylight's The Limit

This week, Ollie issues a sincere apology for his Boggart Blunder in the last episode. The boys also discuss extraterrestrials and Ollie’s criminal past before an enormous vape cloud heralds the messenger boy’s arrival. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod on Instagram for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/20·55m 34s

2 Wheels & The Truth

This week, George (2019 Brit Award recipient) and Ollie (Simon Balle Sports Day 2010 Obstacle Relay participant) discuss grief, bathroom anxiety, and boggarts. The boys also cement their reputation as innovators by starting an official Phone A Friend instagram page. Follow @PhoneAFriendPod for extra resources, links, and content from each episode. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/20·56m 54s

One Thicc Leg

After a high-speed journey up and down the winding streets of London Town, George dismounts from his micro scooter and prepares to podcast. Hundreds of miles away, Ollie’s back has bonded with his chair in a nightmarish fusion of flesh, sweat and leather. The boys discuss George’s weekly therapy sessions, the importance of mental health charities, and Tudor slang. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/20·54m 21s

Pillow Talk

This week, Ollie helps his ageing friend understand youth culture. The boys also indulge in some pillow talk, before discussing obsessive thoughts and sleep-deprivation. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/20·50m 48s

Always Sleep Responsibly

This week, the boys encourage you to check out Black Minds Matter UK. Black Minds Matter is an organisation that provides free mental health services to Black people in the UK, including therapy, support groups, and mentorship. If you think you could benefit from any of this, or want to donate to keep this amazing organisation going, please check out www.blackmindsmatteruk.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/20·50m 23s

27 Going On 35

This week, all of George’s nearest and dearest come together to celebrate his birthday. Ollie discusses the anxiety caused by the easing of lockdown restrictions, and the boys debate what to do about George’s hair. Plus, George talks to Emily about how volunteering at a hospital during the Corona Virus crisis helped to keep her own well-being in check. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/20·1h 12m

Sick Bag For Life

After 21 episodes (and a decade of friendship), Ollie is delighted to hear that he’s finally growing on George. Topics discussed this week include the physical side effects of anxiety, toxic masculinity and the surprisingly positive reaction to George’s inventions. Plus, George chats to Chelsey, a biochemist working in the NHS, about how the Corona Virus has affected her. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/20·57m 36s

Break Glass For Emergency Vibes

After a few difficult days, George and Ollie are desperate for an emergency injection of #GoodVibes. The boys discuss self-criticism, lack of motivation, and how helpful they both find their weekly conversations.  George also chats to Elaine, a Primary Mental Health Worker, about her job and the importance of self care. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/20·1h 3m

The Belt of Plenty

This week, the boys discuss Ollie’s back hair for far too long. George reveals that he’s been working on some inventions during lockdown, and the messenger boy delivers emails on the subjects of online therapy and how to approach potentially difficult conversations. Plus, George talks to Dr Hazel Wallace about working on a Covid ward. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health. https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/20·1h 18m

Phone a (new) friend

This week’s episode features the first in a series of conversations with key workers recorded via the wonders of modern technology. Penny, an ambulance worker, talks to George about her work and the ways she tries to keep her mental health in check. The boys also discuss panic attacks, uncertainty, and the healing benefits of loud grunting. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/20·1h 1m

Ringo’s Sketchers Addiction

This week, Ollie’s first proper trip outdoors after two months of lockdown culminates in an altercation with some of the local wildlife. In between blasts of his harmonica, George proposes some modifications to the British national anthem. The boys also discuss safety mask anxiety, night-time rituals, and Iceland. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/20·1h 2m

The D Word

This week, George reveals that he’s been cheating on Ollie with other podcasters. Ollie tries to explain why he finds it so difficult to talk about his D*, and a moving email leaves the boys teary-eyed. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk *depression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/20·52m 45s

Podcast Pageboys

After another week of quarantine, Ollie tries to fill the gaping hole inside of him by purchasing a new toastie machine. Meanwhile, George works his way through a backlog of lentils, and an online session with Ollie’s psychiatrist prompts a discussion about intrusive thoughts. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/20·1h 1m

Namaste At Home

This week, George basks in the afterglow of a Screen-Free Saturday. The boys discuss reduced access to therapy and medication during lockdown, and the messenger boy delivers more inspirational emails from the listeners. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/20·1h 6m

*Video Call A Friend

This week, another stack of listener messages arrive, and the boys use cutting-edge technology to stare lovingly into each other's eyes. Out of his mind on iced americano, George outs himself as a puzzle snob, while Ollie reveals that he now lives in the bath. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/20·1h 8m

Get Out Of My Houseparty

George reflects on another week of self-isolation, and finds himself more susceptible to intrusive thoughts during this time alone. Meanwhile, a poor performance in a digital pub quiz bruises Ollie’s ego, and the messenger boy delivers more stories of how people are dealing with the Corona crisis. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/20·1h

Bored of the Rings

This week, the increasingly-dishevelled messenger boy delivers a pile of uplifting emails submitted by the listeners. The boys devote the entire episode to these stories, shining a light on the inspiring ways people across the world are helping one another in difficult times. Subscribe now to get nw episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don't forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/20·1h 6m

Quarantine Routine

This week, the little messenger boy delivers a particularly heavy sack of listener correspondence concerning the current Corona Virus situation. George and Ollie work their way through the pile, sharing thoughts and advice on how to keep your mental health in check during uncertain times. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/20·54m 8s

Shaking Hands With Maharishi

This week, the boys discuss memes, meditation, and mantras. George describes how daily meditation has benefitted him, and Ollie decides to give it a try himself. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/20·1h 1m

Watchdogging

As Parched March begins, George's attempt to buy a camera culminates in an act of cyber-swindling. Meanwhile, Ollie’s relaxing spa day takes a turn when he accidentally exposes himself. The boys also discuss how to cope with feeling anxious in public, and respond to a listener’s email about panic attacks at school. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/20·1h 8m

Ancient Swedish Curse

Ollie goes to battle with a particularly stubborn piece of flatpack furniture and emerges changed forever. Meanwhile, George returns from his trip to Paris in need of some home comforts. Finally, the boys discuss an inspiring email from one of their listeners. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/20·1h 5m

Bon Appétit, My Love

This week, George wrestles with the responsibility of dog-ownership, and Ollie helps him prepare for a trip to Paris. The boys also share some of the listeners’ advice on making new friends as an adult.  Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/20·57m 32s

Pros & Cons Of The Public Eye

In this week’s episode, George helps Ollie recover from a day of high-anxiety. The boys describe how their lives have changed since being named one of Apple’s New and Noteworthy podcasts, and George discovers that he’s been mispronouncing “almonds” his entire life.   Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/20·1h 4m

I Can Be Your Despacito

This week, George has an exciting Monday and lifts Ollie out of his somber mood. The boys talk about the difficulty of making new friends as an adult and how to gently break up with your therapist, with several soulful renditions of Despacito along the way.  Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/20·1h 8m

Email For You M’Lord

In this week’s episode, Ollie finds himself in conversation with the newly-appointed sixth sexiest man in Hertfordshire. George discusses his experiences with intrusive thoughts, and a listener asks for advice on maintaining long-distance friendships. All this, plus some public nudity and Tudor chat along the way. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/20·1h 14m

Shout Out To My Ex (Therapist)

This week, George recounts his brave battle with the common cold and Ollie helpfully suggests some medieval remedies. The boys also discuss what to do when a friend is having a tough time, toasters and time travel. You know, the usual. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health: https://www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/20·1h 3m

Liquid Assets

In this week’s podcast, Ollie describes the various side effects of his anti-depressants to George in graphic detail, and the boys discuss some listeners’ emails on the subject of therapy. Subscribe now to get new episodes of Phone A Friend every week, and don’t forget to rate and review too.  Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health: www.mind.org.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/20·53m 54s

The Mysterious Christmas Log

In the first introductory episode of their brand new podcast, George Ezra calls his old friend and schoolmate Ollie MN for a chat about life, mental health, and defecating Christmas logs.  Subscribe now to get weekly episodes downloaded straight into your phone, and don't forget to rate and review too. Visit Mind’s website for information and support on the subject of mental health.  https://www.mind.org.uk/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/19·55m 33s
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