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Dozens of comedians join a new CALM podcast with Dave

Today, our partner and close personal friend, UKTV Channel Dave launch Conversations Against Living Miserably a podcast that turns a welcome comedic eye to coping with life’s shit moments.

Hosted by CALM ambassador and author Aaron Gillies of Technically Ron fame; and fellow funny person and award-winning comedian Lauren Pattison – each episode features comedians reflecting on their mental health, their ups and downs, and having a meandering and hilarious chat about what gets them through.

Upcoming guests include Matt RichardsonElis JamesDarren HarriotCariad LloydLou Sanders and Jamie Demetriou. In the first episode, Lauren and Aaron are joined by stand-up comedian Zoe Lyons who talks about appreciating the small stuff, the pointlessness of competitive comparability, and… looking at trees.

Listen to the full episode right here, right now.

The weekly 30-minute podcast launches today and is available on all podcast platforms including iTunes, Spotify and Acast.

Aaron and Lauren said:

Whatever situation our listeners are in, we want them to be safe in the knowledge that they’re not alone and things will get better. We’ve had a lot of fun recording each episode and we hope everyone can take something from the brilliant stories and journeys our guests have shared.

Dave’s channel director Luke Hales added:

Seeing our partnership with CALM develop is a genuine honour and I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to create a new platform to share meaningful conversations. With humour and laughter at its heart, this podcast is exactly what Dave is all about.

Dave and CALM’s partnership campaign, Be the mate you’d want, centres around the idea that small gestures from a friend can be a lifeline for someone going through a tough time.

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