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Phone a Friend with George Ezra & Ollie MN

Phone a Friend with George Ezra & Ollie MN

Author: George Ezra & Ollie MN

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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.

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2 Wheels & The Truth

2 Wheels & The Truth

2020-07-1358:291

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
One Thicc Leg

One Thicc Leg

2020-07-0654:481

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
Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

2020-06-2951:121

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
Always Sleep Responsibly

Always Sleep Responsibly

2020-06-2250:231

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
27 Going On 35

27 Going On 35

2020-06-1501:11:433

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
Sick Bag For Life

Sick Bag For Life

2020-06-0858:091

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
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
The Belt of Plenty

The Belt of Plenty

2020-05-2501:19:102

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
Phone a (new) friend

Phone a (new) friend

2020-05-1801:02:412

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
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
The D Word

The D Word

2020-05-0453:382

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.
Podcast Pageboys

Podcast Pageboys

2020-04-2701:02:052

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
Namaste At Home

Namaste At Home

2020-04-2001:06:464

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
*Video Call A Friend

*Video Call A Friend

2020-04-1301:07:082

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
Get Out Of My Houseparty

Get Out Of My Houseparty

2020-04-0601:01:181

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
Bored of the Rings

Bored of the Rings

2020-03-3001:07:332

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
Quarantine Routine

Quarantine Routine

2020-03-2354:501

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
Shaking Hands With Maharishi

Shaking Hands With Maharishi

2020-03-1601:02:111

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
Watchdogging

Watchdogging

2020-03-0901:08:052

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
Ancient Swedish Curse

Ancient Swedish Curse

2020-03-0201:05:342

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
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Comments (11)

AK H

your extremely cool👏👍😘

Mar 21st
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AK H

Thank you😚😘💞

Mar 16th
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AK H

"sayonara chaomera"😂😂😍

Mar 13th
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leah shutt

I prithee keep thy good humour while these men do entertain thee, George wilt thou favour me with thy hand? 😂✋

Feb 19th
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Dasom Choi

The two of you are great. I'm happy to listen to your stories, those are helpful. I hope you to be happy.

Feb 11th
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Nails Kitty

😍😍

Jan 27th
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Nails Kitty

😍

Jan 27th
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Aaditya Pandey

george is the purest man

Jan 20th
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Lady Woo

George you've done it again! Already looking forward to hearing more chin wagging shenanigans!

Dec 27th
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Caden Hoffman

ollie it's been awhile since I've heard anything from you!!!

Dec 27th
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