Episode 25

Published on:

2nd Nov 2020

A Quarantini with a picture book about grief

In this first episode of season 4, and as the UK heads back into lockdown, we think about grief.

In the wake of Bristol's Good Grief Festival, we talk to Eva Hibbs author of a picture book called Where is Uncle AL? and together with illustrator Sarah Harrison, they discuss how the book came about, why we need to get better at talking about death in a more straightforward way and how Covid may be changing our approach to grief.

To find out more or to buy a copy of the book, click here.

A donation with each purchase goes to Action for Children

And we have music from Some Bodies, courtesy of Funnel Music

PLUS - our usual round up of positive responses to the virus from around the world....


Ain't Over Yet , Some Bodies

Hot Flu, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective - opening music

Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar

Producer: Pommy Harmar

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About the Podcast

The Quarantini
A refreshing cocktail mix of ingenious and creative responses to Coronavirus together with a dash of the unexpected..
The Quarantini is a refreshing cocktail mix of ingenious and creative responses to Coronavirus. It combines interviews, a weekly round up of exciting ideas dreamed up by people from across the globe, together with a dash of the unexpected. It will charm, excite and inform you and all served up by hosts Pommy Harmar and Melissa Chemam!

About your hosts

Pommy Harmar

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Freelance Journalist, radio producer, podcaster and walker. Pommy has been working in radio since 2013. She has produced and hosted podcasts including Sleeping with the Moon, Footprints, The Quarantini, and Follow The Sun.

Footprints season 2 starts January 2022, a podcast produced for Bathscape exploring inter-generational themes around the landscape surrounding the city of Bath.

"Thank you so much for Bathscape! Big, big fan of your podcast. All your topics on the podcast were relevant and fascinating to me as an older, female solo walker for the first time in the U.K." (Season 1 listener)

Email: pommyharmar@yahoo.co.uk

Melissa Chemam

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Journalist, reporter and writer for online/magazines/radio (BBC, CBC, DW), writer in residence at the Arnolfini gallery, Melissa also worked on films as a researcher and is a journalism lecturer. She has been based in Prague, Miami, London, Paris, Nairobi and Bristol, UK, travelled from Italy to Haiti, via Tunisia, Liberia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Niger, Turkey, Iraq... She has been working in radio since 2008 and in podcasting since 2018.