Episode 23

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Published on:

5th Oct 2020

A Quarantini with Holly Stoppit

It's all Clowning and Covid this week with clown, clown teacher, drama therapist, Ted Talker and theatre director Holly Stoppit.

How does a clown approach the pandemic?

Does clowning help?

How do you even become a clown?

Holly Stoppit reveals all...

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

PLUS - a huge thanks to world-famous and Bristol-based band IDLES for letting us use one of the tracks - A Hymn - from their brand new album hot off the press only this week!

Music:

A Hymn, Idles -from their new album Ultra Mono, courtesy of

Partisan Records

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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Pommy is a freelance broadcast journalist, radio and podcast host and producer. She produces Ujima Radio's Monday Rise Up Breakfast show. She has worked as a researcher and before radio, she worked in a women's mental health charity in Bristol 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.