The Book Of Firsts

Emma Tindall

Podcaster and producer, Emma Tindall, flicks back through the pages of her guests live's to uncover three of their most profound first time experiences...


A memorable first they’ve had

A first they want to have

A first they wish they’d never had...


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NICOLA CORREIA DAMUDE: Women, Weight and Realising your Worth
Apr 26 2023
NICOLA CORREIA DAMUDE: Women, Weight and Realising your Worth
Ever heard of a little show called The Boys? How about Shadowhunters? Or maybe even Resident Alien? Well today I am thrilled to be joined by a familiar face to screens worldwide; actress, activist and all round wonderful human being Nicola Correia-Damude.This is an extremely special episode to me because not only was it the first face to face interview I’ve done in what feels like forever, but it was also filled with laughs, tears and beautiful spontaneous anecdotes from the wonderful Nicola. We talk all things from self acceptance and learning to like yourself, to the toxicity of the film industry while battling a lifetime of disordered eating.Memorable First: The first time Nicola realised she liked herselfFirst she wants: For an entire day to go by where she didn't think badly about her body.First she wished she never had: Tragically losing her Aunt.If you are interested in starting your OWN podcast and looking for a producer or editor for your show; feel free to reach out to me on Instagram @tindallpodcasts or via email at tindallpodcasts@gmail.comThe Book of Firsts Podcast is hosted by Emma Tindall. With music by Alec Switzman and proudly sponsored by First and Last Coffee. If you’d like to get in touch regarding a guest, topic or just want to give some thoughts on the episode, email thebookoffirstspodcast@gmail.com or reach out to us via our website at www.thebookoffirsts.co.uk—---------------------------------------Social Media: Emma Tindall: @tindallpodcastsGuest: @nicolasummerSponsors: @firstandlastcoffeevintageAlec Switzman: @rugsvalentine  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
LISTENER STORIES: Memorable Firsts
Mar 3 2023
LISTENER STORIES: Memorable Firsts
If you’re a frequent listener of this podcast you’ll know that every week I bring on a guest to talk about a memorable first they’ve had, a first they want to have and a first they wish they’d never had... This week I wanted to focus a listener stories episode all around the 'Memorable Firsts' you guys have had; from the first time you met your partner, to the first time you ran away from home, first break-up, first concert or even perhaps the first time you shat yourself as an adult.... Joining me to bring even more nostalgia, sentimental stories and all the laughs is the the legendary podcaster and someone I'm lucky enough to call a close friend, Taylor James from the Waffle Shop Podcast.If you fancy taking a rip down memory lane and reminiscing on those all important coming of age moments then definitely give this one a listen. —----------------------------------------The Book of Firsts Podcast is hosted by Emma Tindall. With music by Alec Switzman and proudly sponsored by First and Last Coffee. If you’d like to get in touch regarding a guest, topic or just want to give some thoughts on the episode, email thebookoffirstspodcast@gmail.com or reach out to us via our website at www.thebookoffirsts.co.uk—---------------------------------------Social Media: Emma Tindall: @tindallpodcastsGuest: @waffleshoppodcastSponsors: @firstandlastcoffeevintageAlec Switzman: @rugsvalentine  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
JESS IMPIAZZI - Rejection & Reframing Perspectives
Nov 3 2022
JESS IMPIAZZI - Rejection & Reframing Perspectives
There are many words I could use to describe today’s guest; author, actress, model, TV personality, but none of them quite seem to do her justice. So instead I’ll just say, today I am joined by someone who encompasses strength, passion and above all resilience, it's Jess Impiazzi.Memorable first: First rejectionFirst she wants: To experience a new perspectiveFirst she wished she'd never had: Experiencing domestic violence as a childJess and I discuss all things from her first rejection - not getting into theatre school, to her desire to travel the world and experience different perspectives and culture. We also reflect on the first she wished she'd never had, experiencing domestic violence as a child, and how that experience shaped her life. Jess also teases the new book she's writing and explore how her first experiences in love have directed her adult life.*TW* - Domestic Violence and Assault—----------------------------------------The Book of Firsts Podcast is hosted by Emma Tindall. With music by Alec Switzman and proudly sponsored by First and Last Coffee. If you’d like to get in touch regarding a guest, topic or just want to give some thoughts on the episode, email thebookoffirstspodcast@gmail.com—---------------------------------------Social Media: Emma Tindall: @tindallpodcastsGuest: @jess_impiazziSponsors: @firstandlastcoffeevintageAlec Switzman: @rugsvalentine  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
PETER SAWKINS: Achieving the Unexpected & Starting from Scratch
Oct 20 2022
PETER SAWKINS: Achieving the Unexpected & Starting from Scratch
It takes a special kind of guest to launch the FIRST ever episode of The Book of Firsts podcast... and I'm certain I found the perfect person for the job.Today I am joined by baker, badminton seasonaire and the best florentine biscuit maker I’ve ever met... the wonderful Peter Sawkins.His memorable first: Achieving the unexpected...(AKA WINNING BAKE OFF) First he wants: Starting from scratch in a new city.First he wished he'd never had: Struggling with anxiety as a teenager.We dive deep into Peter's firsts and discuss all things from how winning Bake-Off helped him 'chill out', to big fish small pond syndrome, and reframing his difficult teenage years in an attempt to move forward and learn from the past.He also gives us the inside scoop into his latest ventures, including a brand new baking book which was released earlier this week! You can order 'Peters Baking Party' here!—----------------------------------------The Book of Firsts Podcast is hosted by Emma Tindall. With music by Alec Switzman and proudly sponsored by First and Last Coffee. If you’d like to get in touch regarding a guest, topic or just want to give some thoughts on the episode, please email thebookoffirstspodcast@gmail.com—---------------------------------------Social Media: Emma Tindall: @tindallpodcastsPeter Sawkins: @peter_bakesSponsors: @firstandlastcoffeevintageAlec Switzman: @rugsvalentine  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Out with the old, in with the... NEW PODCAST
Oct 20 2022
Out with the old, in with the... NEW PODCAST
WE'RE BACK BABY... Not only from a brand new location, but also with a brand new theme, name, premise, music... I'm gunna level with you guys, it's a brand new podcast: THIS is The Book Of Firsts.Imagine all the best bits of 20 NOT Something, but bound into a page turning new format. We’re still reminiscing on those formative years, but now with an exciting new twist…Each wonderful guest flicks back through the pages of their lives and explores three key first time experiences:✔️ A memorable first they’ve had 🙏🏼 A first they want to have❌ A first they wish they’d never had…We’re also compiling in a load of bonus content, hearing from you guys at home about all your first kisses, first dates, first friendships, first f*ck ups (the list goes on).So excited to be starting this new chapter; you’re bound to love it 📖(promise I’ll stop with the book puns soon)Subscribe now to get notified when all the good stuff drops.—----------------------------------------The Book of Firsts Podcast is hosted by Emma Tindall. With music by Alec Switzman and proudly sponsored by First and Last Coffee. If you’d like to get in touch regarding a guest, topic or just want to give some thoughts on the episode, email thebookoffirstspodcast@gmail.com - we love to hear from you!—---------------------------------------Emma Tindall: @tindall2.0Sponsors: @firstandlastcoffeevintageAlec Switzman: @rugsvalentine  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
LET'S TALK ABOUT: Sex
Mar 30 2022
LET'S TALK ABOUT: Sex
...baby, let's talk about you and me... Actually, let's not. Instead let's talk to a man and a woman all about their perspective on sex and how age, gender and individual experiences have shaped the way they give and receive pleasure. This episode I am joined by two friends, let's call them Dan and Poppy, who get down and dirty (pun intended) recounting personal stories and experiences to shine a light on the differences men and women have when it comes to talking about sex. As with all of these episodes, the opinions shared on this subject matter, are in fact just that, OPINIONS. Totally respect that no one likes a sweeping generalisation of genders when it comes to topics like sex, but some really interesting points are raised in this chat, many of which I found highly relatable so I'll be interested to hear if you guys did too. We talk all things from surrendering egos and faking orgasms to admitting ignorance in the bedroom and the difference between sex in your twenties compared to your thirties and forties.  I hope you enjoy it! Also, Netflix recently released this amazing new show 'The Principles of Pleasure' (annoyingly after we recorded this episode as it would have cleared a lot of our questions up!) but if you enjoyed this episode then definitely give it a watch as it's right up the same street. Drop us a line @20notsomething with any thoughts/feelings on the ep and if you have time to leave us a review then we'd really appreciate it!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
TIWALOLA OGUNLESI: Body Image, Friendship Breakups & Finding Confidence
Mar 23 2022
TIWALOLA OGUNLESI: Body Image, Friendship Breakups & Finding Confidence
Today I am joined by international speaker, confidence coach and founder of Confident and Killing It, Tiwalola Ogunlesi. Tiwa moved to the UK from Nigeria aged 15 and began to struggle with low self-esteem issues throughout her teenage years. After graduating from university she felt immense pressure to live up to the expectations she’d set for herself, get a job and become a quote on quote ‘Adult’. She finally accepted a job at an engineering firm in Oxford, despite having no real interest in the company, or the job, and so as a year or more went by Tiwa found herself slowly suffocating in the boredom and monotony of living a life she felt incredibly uninspired by. It was around this time that Tiwa decided to start volunteering at a local church and become a youth leader; there she met various girls aged 15-17 and realised from speaking to them on a regular basis that there was a major confidence crisis in yet another generation of girls growing up in the world thinking they weren’t good enough. Tiwa started making videos on instagram about the subject matter and 2 years later she was working full-time on her own business, Confident and Killing It, the self-love revolution to wake women up to their worth and dare to live the life they truly desire... Since then, Tiwa has equipped over 3000 women in London, Lagos, New York and Johannesburg at The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls with the tools and knowledge they need to be confident.  She has been interviewed by the likes of Jameela Jamil, spoken at UN women's conference, recently signed a book deal with Harper Collins and worked her ass off to ensure that the next generation of women we raise are ready to look themselves in the eye and say those three words which we all seemingly struggle with so much; I love myself.You can pre-order Tiwa's book 'Confident & Killing It' HEREOur favourite Millennial Minesweeper quote this week was: "Perhaps imagination is not where we go to escape reality, but where we go to remember it" - Glennon Doyle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
JACQUELINE HURST: Control, Getting Clean & Grabbing Your Life
Mar 9 2022
JACQUELINE HURST: Control, Getting Clean & Grabbing Your Life
Today's guest is someone I have wanted to come on the podcast for a long time... I'm so excited to tell you that this episode I am joined by the UK’s Leading life coach and No.1 international best selling author Jacqueline Hurst. Growing up in North London, Jacqueline was bullied from an early age, which lead to her feeling incredibly lonely and isolated. Throughout her teenage years she turned to drugs and alcohol, and entered her twenties decade with cripplingly low self-esteem as well as  suffering from anorexia, bulimia and severe anxiety. Her early twenties saw Jacqueline through various jobs as a PA and a secretary, but she continued to struggle internally and was fighting a battle which was showing no signs of easing. It was an incredibly tough period of her life and by the time Jacqueline hit 25 she was squatting in an empty flat, suffering from drug addiction, out of touch with friends and family and had hit what she refers to as rock bottom. It was only after finally admitting she needed help, that Jacqueline was able to turn a corner, get clean and take ownership over her life again. She discovered self-development and travelled to the US to get training in neuro-linguistic programming where she found a passion for coaching and understanding the importance of mindset. When Jacqueline turned 30, she became a full-time life coach, qualified hypnotherapist and an NLP master practitioner.This is of course an incredibly condensed overview of what was a decade of tremendous highs and unthinkable lows. Jacqueline has since gone from strength to strength in the coaching world, as well as being a columnist for GQ, she has also written the best-selling book ‘How To Do You’, and has helped thousands of people across the world to step into their power and realise their full potential.  Jacqueline’s tremendous empathy, vulnerability and brutal honesty has impacted so many lives, myself included, and her desire to grab life by both hands every day is infectious. In her powerful words “Every day now I feel grateful I’m still alive. There are so many times I should have died from the number of drugs I’d taken. Now I’d just put my arms around the 15-year-old girl I was and tell her how much I love her”.You can find out more about Jacqueline's coaching courses and classes here  Order her book 'How To Do You' (which will absolutely change your life) hereYou can also follow her on Instagram here We sadly didn't have time to play Millennial Minesweeper this week but one thing Jacqueline said which will stick with me for a long time is: "We are so busy trying to control the situation that we lose ourselves. We think it's the situation that creates how we feel but it’s not. It’s our minds.’ - Jacqueline Hurst Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
CHRIS BAVIN: Sacrifices, Imposter Syndrome & Getting Sentimental
Feb 23 2022
CHRIS BAVIN: Sacrifices, Imposter Syndrome & Getting Sentimental
Today I am joined by Television Presenter Chris Bavin.You might know him from presenting on a host of BBC food shows, but Chris actually spent the majority of his twenties working in wholesale food exports. Turning 20 on the turn of the century, Chris was headhunted to work for a large company selling flowers before moving on to fresh produce. His decade was spent prioritising his career above most other things, and 2 years after meeting his wife Millie, the two of them opened their own high street store called 'The Naked Grocer', when Chris was 29. They ran the business for seven years and in that time the store won the title of 'National Independent Retailer of the Year' twice thanks to its loyal customers, their passion for fresh ingredients and being ahead of its time with no plastic packaging. Chris’s career then took an unfor-seen turn in his thirties when in 2013 he was cast to co-present Eat Well For Less on BBC One, which lead him on to present other shows including Food: Truth or Scare and judging on Britain’s Best Home Cook with co-star national treasure Mary Berry. Chris is a food fanatic, a proper people person and can banter his way out of trouble in any given situation. His twenties are evidence that working towards something you’re deeply passionate about, can often lead you somewhere better than you could have predicted.Our favourite (and perhaps most contested) Millennial Minesweeper Quote this week was: 'The problem isn't the problem. The problem is the way you think about the problem’ - Stephen Bartlett  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
LET'S TALK ABOUT: Women & Power
Feb 16 2022
LET'S TALK ABOUT: Women & Power
This series in addition to our usual episodes we're going to be flip-flopping with the 'Let's Talk About 'X' bonus episodes.A few of you mentioned that you wanted to hear more themes relating to the decade in terms of dating, sex, feminism, ableism, friendships etc. and so I’ve decided to throw together this mini series to explore those ideas in a bit more detail.In this Let’s Talk About: Women and Power episode , you'll be hearing from two previous guests on the podcast who are both good friends of mine, Emma Fleming and Laurence White. First you’ll be hearing from Emma; this was such an interesting chat as we  debated whether women posting sexualised content on social media platforms is a form of 'empowerment'  or whether it contributes to the objectification of our bodies. This conversation really made me realise that when it comes to talking about women online it boils down to our internalised misogyny and our JUDGEMENT of each other. Emma and I discuss everything from comparing nudes and the dangers of choice feminism, to discussing the power that comes with expressing your sexual desires as a woman.You can read the article Emma refers to about nude collections online here.You'll also hear from social media artist Laurence. Laurence has actually got an exhibition coming up at the South Place Hotel in London where he’s featuring 9 paintings of famous women throughout history. So I thought what better time to sit down and have a chat with him about where he got his inspiration from to paint purely women for this exhibitio, whether he considers himself a feminist, and how dedicating time to draw these female icons has taught him more about female empowerment and the struggles women face. Laurence's exhibition starts TOMORROW (Thursday 18th February) and he'll be in residence for 3 months so do go and check it out! You can check out more of his art work here.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.