Aside from fertility awareness, I also do other stuff… yep, it’s true. This year I launched my own show on BBC Three Counties Radio.
It’s called ‘The People’s Playlist’ and features interesting people from Beds, Herts and Bucks telling me their life stories and choosing eight of their favourite pieces of music over the course of the hour.
You can find this live on Sunday’s at 1pm and Tuesday’s at 7pm on BBC Three Counties Radio.
Or here for 3o days after each episode: The People’s Playlist
This month we were interviewed about mental health and infertility – one and the same thing if we’re honest. It was published by the lovely Alice Fyles’ in her “TTC Life Raft” podcast.
Alice says: “Making this podcast is one more way I can work on my mission: to empower anyone experiencing a struggle to have a baby (or while ‘TTC’: trying to conceive)”
And she’s right. If I had access to this podcast when we were in the throes of hell, I know it would have helped us. So thanks for having us Alice, and here we are in The TTC Life Raft
Once our PM series was underway, I was approached by Natalie Silverman from ‘The Fertility Podcast’ to ask if she could interview me about our work so far.
It felt like a strange request… it was my job to interview people about their lives. What would I say?
Turns out, I had a lot to say. In fact, I didn’t take a breath! As you can hear:
Thank you to Natalie for finding me, and asking me to be a part of your fantastic podcast series.
“I don’t think we’ll ever accept the idea that we won’t meet our own biological baby…”
On our fifth wedding anniversary we spoke to Jeremy Vine on Radio 2. A big deal for both of us, of course – he’s a legend.
Jeremy wanted to know exactly what it’s like for a couple to face many years of fertility problems.
So we told him:
We felt strong as we told Jeremy our story… until we started taking calls.
One brave lady called Sharon had not only faced five rounds of IVF, but during the treatment her husband passed away.
It broke my heart, and made me realise how lucky we are.
The best review we received so far. Thank you Bio News.
“As a whole, the radio series achieves what it sets out to do. It offers listeners a window into the tumultuous world of assisted reproduction and demonstrates just how pervasive the desire to start a family can be when all attempts to conceive naturally fail. It is open and honest and isn’t afraid to shine a spotlight on the darker emotions that can descend when future plans seem unattainable.
It is very easy as a listener to become invested in Sophie and Jonny’s journey and I would thoroughly recommend the series to anyone who has experienced their own fertility struggles. The series would also be of benefit to anyone wanting to gain an understanding of how best to support friends or family through fertility treatment.”
Full review here: https://www.bionews.org.uk/page_96296