GLAMOUR Presents: Hey It’s OK

GLAMOUR Presents: Hey It’s OK

United Kingdom

Jo Elvin, editor-in-chief of British GLAMOUR, presents the talk show version of the magazine’s popular Hey It’s OK feature. Each week, Jo is joined by two members of the GLAMOUR team and a celebrity guest to mull over the burning questions that have got the office talking, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Episodes

49. Charli XCX, Happiness, Drinking & Googling Important Questions  

Fresh from her killer new video and single, Boys, Charli XCX joins Jo Elvin and Lucy Jones in the GLAMOUR podcupboard to talk celebrity dating apps, happiness and stardom. So hey, is it OK to admit that you're happy? (Ignore the haters, own the good times). Is it OK to 'like a drink'? And is it OK to ask Google important questions? Plus don't forget to get your tickets for the LIVE episode of Hey, It's OK... in London on September 16 at http://kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/spoken-word/hey-it-s-ok. You can get 15% off when you buy three tickets, so don't forget to check out the Guilty Feminist and My Dad Wrote a Porno! You can tweet us your #HeyItsOK ideas for the magazine and podcast to @glamourmaguk or email in to editor@glamourmagazine.co.uk. Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick.

48. Anita Rani, Ambition, Embarrassing Families & Slagging Off Things You Haven't Seen  

Broadcaster (and Strictly alum) Anita Rani joins Jo and James in the podcupboard this week to chat Countryfile, journalism, and her mindblowing new documentary, My Family, Partition And Me: India 1947 which starts on BBC One on August 9 at 9pm. And of course there are discussions to be had, with three new Hey, It's OK... topics. So hey, is it OK to not be ambitious? To be embarrassed by a family member? And is it OK to slag off a book you haven't read, or a film you haven't seen? We cover all this and more here, and in the new issue of GLAMOUR out now. Plus don't forget to get your tickets for the LIVE episode of Hey, It's OK... in London on September 16 at http://kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/spoken-word/hey-it-s-ok. Tweet us your #HeyItsOK ideas for the magazine and podcast to @glamourmaguk or email editor@glamourmagazine.co.uk. Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick.

47. Kathy Lette, Fictional Role Models, 'Vanilla' Sex & Ageing  

Happy August everyone! The cackling goes up a notch this week as Jo and GLAMOUR's podcupboard stud, James Williams, and the completely fabulous Kathy Lette: comedian, ractoneur, and author extraordinaire. So hey, is it OK to have a fictional character as a role model? Is it OK to want a vanilla sex life? And is it OK to be scared of getting older? We cover all this and more – and there's even more in the new issue of GLAMOUR, out tomorrow. Plus don't forget to get your tickets for the LIVE episode of Hey, It's OK... in London on September 16 at kingsplace.co.uk. Tweet us your topics to @glamourmaguk using #HeyItsOK or by emailing editor@glamourmagazine.co.uk. Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more glamour in our September issue, in stores this Thursday, and by searching GLAMOUR UK online and on social media.

46. Nadiya Hussain, Hen Parties, Alone Time & Lists  

The podcupboard tastes extra delicious this week as Jo Elvin and James Williams are joined by the wonderful Nadiya Hussain, GBBO winner, cookbook author and TV presenter, here to talk about her latest double act, Nadiya's British Food Adventure. So hey, is it OK... to say no to going to that friend's wedding/hen do/baby shower. Do we have to feel guilty about that? Is it OK to enjoy being alone? And is it OK to put something on your to do list just to tick it off? Plus don't forget to get your tickets for the LIVE episode of Hey, It's OK... in London on September 16 at kingsplace.co.uk. Tweet us your topics using #HeyItsOK or by emailing editor@glamourmagazine.co.uk. Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more glamour in our August issue, in stores now, and by searching GLAMOUR UK online and on social media.

45. Greg James, Talent, 'Comfortable' Relationships & Apathy  

Jo Elvin is back in the podcupboard and swoon – she's bought one of the nicest people around to come and join us. Yes, it's GLAMOUR's Claudia Mahoney! But it's also the completely delightful BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James, who has just added to his skillset by publishing a children's book, Kid Normal, with fellow DJ Chris Smith. And in between chatting about all things radio there are crucial topics to discuss. So hey, is it OK to not be good at anything? To stay in a relationship because it's comfortable? And is it OK to have no interest whatsoever in that thing the whole world is talking about? Plus don't forget to get your tickets for the LIVE episode of Hey, It's OK... in London on September 16 at kingsplace.co.uk. Tweet us your topics using #HeyItsOK or by emailing editor@glamourmagazine.co.uk. Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more glamour in our August issue, in stores now, and by searching GLAMOUR UK online and on social media.

Wimbledon Special! Clare Balding, Animals, Sport & Meddling  

The answers are blowing in the (extremely blustery) wind – Jo Elvin and Kat Brown headed up to the roof overlooking Wimbledon in all its tennisy glory to meet Clare Balding, national treasure, author and BBC Sport commentating stalwart, to talk about Wimbledon 2017 and all things sporty. And in between new balls and Boris Becker suddenly making an appearance, there are important things to discuss. So hey, is it OK to like animals more than some people? Is it OK to be sporty, but not that bothered about watching sport? And meddling – is it OK to interfere in other people's lives? All this, chats about GLOW and Free Rein on Netflix, and at exactly what stage in your relationship you should get a dog. Plus don't forget to get your tickets for the LIVE episode of Hey, It's OK... in London on September 16 at kingsplace.co.uk. Tweet us your topics using #HeyItsOK or by emailing editor@glamourmagazine.co.uk. Episode edited by Kat Brown (with thanks to Ciprian Asante of podcast.hippie.ro for post-production wind control) and music by Martin Austwick. Get the special Instagram issue of GLAMOUR in shops now, and get more glamour online and by searching GLAMOUR UK on social media.

44. Sam Taylor Johnson, Friendship Culling, Jobs & Scares  

The podcupboard is back on tour! Jo Elvin and Kat Brown have headed to Claridges to catch up with Sam Taylor Johnson, the artist-turned-film director who is now moving into TV with her first Netflix show, Gypsy.


And in between discussing turning 50, Sam's experiences of breast and colon cancer, and the film that shall not be named, there are some important questions to put to rest. So hey, is it OK to cull friendships? To be really good at your job but hate it at the same time? And to have a friend who scares you a little bit...


Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. The new August issue of GLAMOUR is in stores now, and is dedicated to all things Instagram. Get more glamour online, and by searching GLAMOUR UK on social media.


And don't forget, Hey, It's OK... is coming to the London Podcast Festival! On Saturday September 16, join Jo, James and a celebrity guest for a special live edition of the podcast. Get tickets now at kingsplace.co.uk.

43. Eddie Izzard, Perseverance, Mentors & Challenge  

Eddie Izzard is here! Half of the office had to shove their fists in their mouths so as not to scream with excitement. And while they were doing so, Jo Elvin and Helen Whitaker nipped into the podcupboard to talk to Eddie about his new autobiography, Believe Me; his love of the SAS and GLAMOUR (both pretty similar tbh); and why Judi Dench sends him a signed banana before each new show. And of course, it's time to run through three new Hey, It's OK... topics to keep things on the road. So hey, is it OK to keep going when you're not good at something? Is it OK to be your own mentor? And to make life bloody difficult for yourself? ****Hey, It's OK... will be at the London Podcast Festival! Come and see Jo, James and a celebrity guest in London for a live episode on Saturday 16 September – buy tickets now at kingsplace.co.uk**** Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Pick up the new issue of GLAMOUR, in shops from Thursday, and search Glamour UK online and on social media for more from us.

42. Lily Pebbles & Anna Newton, Engagements, Living For Now & Phones  

In May, Jo Elin joined Lily Pebbles and Anna Gardner on their At Home With... podcast, now they're back for a return match (and a bit of a GLAMOUR love-in). And how things have changed! For one, Anna is now Anna Newton, having got married just two weeks before joining us in the cupboard. And for another, they're now fully paid-up members of the GLAMOUR features meeting academy. So hey, is it OK... to not enjoy being engaged? To constantly think "what's next" rather than living in the here and now, and is it OK to never answer your phone? ****Hey, It's OK... will be at the London Podcast Festival! Come and see Jo, James and a celebrity guest in London for a live episode on Saturday 16 September – buy tickets now at kingsplace.co.uk**** Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more Glamour in stores, online and by searching GLAMOUR UK on social media.

41. Geri Horner, Random Dislikes, Getting Older & Love  

Jo and James take the podcupboard on tour to join the one and only Geri, who this week released her first single in 12 years – Angels in Chains, a tribute to her late friend George Michael. She talks about loss, loneliness and coming to terms with George's death, and how to move on.


And of course, it's time to recruit Geri to the GLAMOUR features meeting fold. So hey, is it OK to dislike somebody, and not really know why? To be a bit scared of getting older? And is it OK to tell your friends that you love them? (Spoiler: this is when Geri went around the room and hugged everyone and some people cried.)


Don't forget, Hey, It's OK... will be at the London Podcast Festival on September 16th! Join Jo, James and a celebrity guest for a special live episode. Tickets available at kingsplace.co.uk.


Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more GLAMOUR in stores now, online, and by searching GLAMOUR UK on social media.

40. Charlotte Ritchie, Muting Friends, Imaginary Speeches & Womanhood  

Charlotte Ritchie, the star of Call The Midwife, Fresh Meat, and now The Philanthropist at London's Trafalgar Studios, got chatting in the GLAMOUR podcupboard with Jo and Entertainment Director Helen Whitaker. The play has themes that relate to the recent terror attack in Manchester, and in this episode, recorded on May 26 and so before the attacks at London Bridge, Charlotte described what it feels like to be in a show that suddenly has very real references to current events, and how director Simon Callow decided to proceed. And the trio discuss things that matter, and really don't. Is it OK to mute your friends on social media? Is it OK to waltz around your kitchen making an imaginary awards speech, or declaring your Desert Island Discs? And is there a 'wrong way' and a right way to be a woman? Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more GLAMOUR in stores now, online, and by searching GLAMOUR UK on social media.

39. Jennifer Saunders, Small Talk, Fame & Politics  

Tonight, we honour some of the most inspiring, talented and brilliant women around at GLAMOUR's 14th Women of the Year Awards. And in the podcupboard, our host Jennifer Saunders joins Jo and James to talk about Ab Fab, the awards, and invading Kourtney Kardashian photo ops on the red carpet. In this week of voting in all its different forms, we ask – is it OK to hate small talk? Is it OK to want to be famous? And is it OK to change your politics? ****Hey, It's OK... will be at the London Podcast Festival! Come and see Jo, James and a celebrity guest in London for a live episode on Saturday 16 September – tickets at kingsplace.co.uk**** Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get the GLAMOUR Women of the Year issue in all good shops this Thursday, and follow us online by searching GLAMOUR UK. This episode was recorded before the appalling events in London Bridge that took place this weekend. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the emergency services who helped them,...

38. Louise Redknapp, Other People's Babies, Fake Friends & Beaches  

Louise Redknapp, Jo Elvin and Lucy Jones solve all the world's problems in the magical podcupboard of authority – at least that's the plan, anyway. Louise talks about wanting to do musicals in the West End, Strictly and her new blog, and her worst paparazzi experience on the beach. So hey, is it OK to have no interest whatsoever in holding that friend's baby/dog/cat? Is it OK to have fake friends? And is it OK to actually really care what you look like on the beach? And if you've got a burning topic you'd like the group to discuss, tweet it to us at @glamourmaguk using #HeyItsOK. Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more GLAMOUR in stores, at glamour.com, and by searching Glamour UK on social media.

37. Bryony Gordon, Crowds, Wedding Dresses & Self-Centredness  

Jo and Helen talk mental health, Prince Harry, and podcasting with Bryony Gordon, the Telegraph journalist and author of Mad Girl who has become an advocate for all things MH. And in between talking about parties at the palace (yes please) and talking about what's going on inside your head, they discuss three topics that have got the GLAMOUR office talking this week. So hey, is it OK to hate big crowds? To say no to the big white wedding dress? And to sometimes think, hey, it should be all about me. Is it OK to be really self-centred on occasion? Don't forget to tweet your topic ideas to @glamourmaguk using the hashtag #HeyItsOK. This episode's winner is Georgie_W – congratulations Georgie, email editor@glamourmagazine.co.uk to claim your prize. Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more GLAMOUR in stores, on glamour.com and by searching Glamour UK on social media.

36. Graham Norton & Maria McErlane, Restaurants, Struggling & Hoarding  

Eurovision meets Eurotrash as our favourite Radio 2 couple, Graham Norton and Maria McErlane, bring their problem-solving finesse to Jo Elvin in the GLAMOUR podcupboard. They talk about Graham's new book, Holding, this year's Eurovision, and tackle the major issues of the day, including one that you, dear listeners, tweeted in to us @glamourmaguk using the hashtag #HeyItsOK. So hey, is it OK to avoid no-reservation restaurants? Is it OK to admit you're struggling? And is it OK to be a hoarder? Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more GLAMOUR in stores, at glamour.com and by searching Glamour UK on social media.

BONUS! Jules & Sarah, Word Hatred, Hypochondria & Swimsuits  

It's a Friday bonus episode! Jo Elvin has one of her besties in the podcupboard: tanning superstar Jules Von Hep, and Heat Radio DJ Sarah Powell, aka the dream team behind Jules and Sarah The Podcast. And speaking of Sarahs, one has won our spot prize this week! iTunes reviewer sarahpaddock87, send your details to editor@glamourmagazine.co.uk. While Jules spills the T on having seen every major celebrity you can think of in tiny paper pants, the trio tackle some pre-tty deep stuff: so is it OK to hate certain words? Is it OK to be a hypochondriac? And is it OK to really loathe swimsuits? Tweet us your topics and comments for the podcast @glamourmaguk using the hashtag #HeyItsOK. Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Check out Jules and Sarah The Podcast today for a guest appearance by Jo, and get more GLAMOUR on glamour.com, or by searching GLAMOUR UK. Have a great weekend!

35. Anne-Marie, Motivational Quotes, Change & Hairdressers  

Jo and Claudia are joined by Rockabye singer Anne-Marie before she sets off on her festival tour. Anne-Marie talks about her old mate Ed Sheeran, determination, her love of karate, getting her first audition aged six, and the trio then discuss all the important (and not) things in life. So hey, is it OK...to love an inspiring quote? To want to change something you don't like about someone? And to tell your hairdresser if you really hate your style. Got a topic or a comment for us? Tweet it to us @glamourmaguk using #HeyItsOK Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more GLAMOUR at glamour.com, or by searching Glamour UK on social media.

34. Lorraine Pascale, Impatience, Finances & Girlbosses  

The chef and cookery writer Lorraine Pascale joins Jo and James in the podcupboard to talk about her latest book, Bake. And in between talking about coffee, weights and the Glamour Beauty Festival, the trio tackle some of the most gripping questions to trouble the Glamour office, as well as some infinitely sillier stuff. So hey, is it OK... to be incredibly impatient? To be scared of your finances? And to not want to be a girlboss? Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get more Glamour on glamour.com, and by searching Glamour UK on social media.

33. Charlotte Riley, Emojis, Underwear & Travelling  

Charlotte Riley, star of Peaky Blinders and soon to be seen playing the Duchess of Cambridge in the BBC drama King Charles III, pops into the podcupboard for a chat with her old roommate, Kat Brown, and Jo Elvin, who has never knowingly lived with Charlotte but obtained her an excellent cup of tea. And in between talking about the Royal Family's amazing work with Heads Together, and the ins and outs of playing Kate Middleton, the trio talk about some deeply important issues. So hey, is it OK... to use the same emoji over and over again; to never wear matching underwear; and is it OK to not want to travel the world? Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. King Charles III is available on digital download and DVD from 15th May. Get more Glamour in our May issue, in stores now with Amy Schumer on the cover, and on glamour.com and social media by searching Glamour UK.

33. Megan Mullally, Outfits, Working Out & Weekends  

KAREN IS HERE! Megan Mullally, star of Will and Grace and Parks and Rec, joins Jo for a special Easter Sunday podcupboard recording to celebrate her new band, Nancy and Beth, and find out what Karen and Jack are going to be up to in the new W&G series this autumn. And of course there are three very important topics to discuss. So hey, is it OK...to wear what the hell you want, whenever you want? To work on your mind more than your body? And to do nothing on the weekend and not feel guilty about it? Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get the May issue of GLAMOUR in stores now, with Jo's brilliant Amy Schumer cover interview, and all the best fashion, beauty and features. And find more Glamour online, and on social media by searching Glamour UK.

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