Normal Not Normal

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In this episode we chat to graphic design duo MinaLima. Throughout the Harry Potter films, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima worked together to concoct the style at the heart of the films, from the intricately detailed Marauder’s Map, the wonderf
In this episode we chat to British Paralympian and self-described javelin queen Hollie Arnold MBE. Hollie, who was born without a right forearm, became a household name in 2016 when she won gold at the Rio Paralympics, smashing the world recor
In this episode we talk to Cameo app co-founder Martin Blencowe. Martin’s story is sure to inspire you, although his journey to success was not smooth. We hear about his struggle with steroids as a teenage athlete in the UK, his pursuit of the
In this episode we talk to our brilliant friend Nat Tena, who you might know better as Nymphadora Tonks. Nat landed her first film role aged sixteen, when she starred alongside Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult in About a Boy. Since then she’s bee
In this episode we talk to someone who makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s Karamo Brown from Queer Eye! Karamo is the culture expert on the Netflix show Queer Eye, and helps guests tackle emotional issues that have been holding them
This episode is a little bit different. This season we’ve been asking an amazing selection of guests what the word ‘normal’ means to them but in this episode we’re putting ourselves in the hot seats, and interviewing each other.   Listen in to
In this episode we talk to everyone’s favourite sports presenter, the brilliant Kelly Cates. Football is well and truly in Kelly’s DNA because her father Kenny Dalglish is a world-renowned football player and manager.   Kelly tells us about dit
In this episode we talk to our friend and fellow Hogwarts alumnus Alfred Enoch.   After playing Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films Alfie went on to star in Shonda Rhimes’ hit show How to Get Away with Murder alongside the great Viola Davis. 
In this episode we talk to former rugby player and charity founder Matt Hampson. At 21, Matt was a rising rugby star with a glittering future ahead of him. All that changed in March 2005 when a catastrophic training accident ended his career a
In this episode we talk to our friend (and ex-boss) Paula DuPré Pesmen. As Associate Producer on the Harry Potter films Paula watched us grow up over the years and has plenty of behind-the-scenes tea to spill.   We reminisce about our first ter
In this episode we talk to TV chef and author Nadiya Hussain MBE, winner of the UK’s Great British Bake Off 2015. Nadiya became a national treasure overnight when her acceptance speech on the final of the Bake Off touched hearts all across the
In this episode we talk to Harry Potter fan James Haskell. Oh, and he’s also an England rugby star, reality TV contestant and podcast host.   James Haskell had a glittering rugby career before retiring from the game in 2019, but whether you’re
This episode is part two of our conversation with our friend Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films.   In this episode things get personal. We get honest about going to therapy, having our identities stolen online and
This episode is part one of our conversation with the brilliant Evanna Lynch, who you might know better as Luna Lovegood.  Growing up in rural Ireland, Evanna was a quiet, shy child who found comfort in the pages of Harry Potter. When she was
In this special Super Bowl episode we talk to the NFL Pro Bowl star Cameron Jordan. Cameron followed in his father’s footsteps when he became one of America’s greatest football players. Since joining the New Orleans Saints he’s used his influe
In this episode we talk to ‘the girl who silenced the world for five minutes’, Severn Cullis-Suzuki.    At just twelve years old Severn stunned the 1992 UN Earth Summit with a passionate speech about the growing environmental crisis.    Known a
In this episode we talk to Umbrella Academy actor Tom Hopper. Tom has appeared in all our favourite shows, from Game of Thrones to Merlin and Black Sails. He’s known for being 6 foot 5, ripped, and the nicest man in show business. We find out
In this episode we talk to WWE pro-wrestler Mercedes Varnado, aka Sasha Banks.  Mercedes was named Sports Illustrated’'s top Superstar of 2020, and she’s just as impressive outside the ring. Check out the hit Star Wars series The Mandalorian o
In this episode we talk to our old friend Katie Leung. At the age of seventeen Katie joined the Harry Potter cast for the fourth film, The Goblet of Fire, as Harry’s love interest, Cho Chang. We ask her what it was like to have the nation’s at
Few people know more about growing up in the limelight than our first guest, Mara Wilson.  Mara starred in the ‘90s blockbusters Mrs Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street and Matilda... all before the age of ten.  But when you’ve grown up meeting
We have news - The Double Trouble podcast is now called Normal Not Normal. The new season kicks off on 1st January, 2021. Expect the same high-jinx as last season with the usual 'Did You Knows?' and an array of (very) special guests. It takes a
In todays last episode of the season we pick out some highlights from all of our guests. Johanna Konta, Haley Joel Osment, Bonnie Wright, Luke Youngblood, James Taylor, Tom Felton, Ben Nealon, Keri-anne Payne and Mark Foster. A HUGE thank you f
This week we are chatting with 2 time open world swimming champion Keri-Anne Payne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week we are chatting with one of Britians greatest ever swimmers Mark Foster. In his carrer Mark broke 8 world records as well as winning British, Commonwealth and World Championships. A five time olympian who got to carry the Union Jack i
This week we talk to theatre actor Ben Nealon about times on the road in different theatres in different plays. His time in India - filming a oscar nominated film *which is also regarded as one of the best sports films of all time* and the char
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