102. Michelle De Swarte - The Spice Girls lied to us
Sofie talks to New York-based standup comedian and Vice reporter Michelle De Swarte about pyjama modelling, moving to LA and becoming a Buddhist, growing up in a women's refuge, swallowing emotions and learning to be upset, constant reinvention, making yourself a martyr, trying not to weird out your therapist, emotional alleyways, school troubles, dysfunctional relationships, physical appearance, social media, a 1am timeslot at the Edinburgh Fringe, why the Spice Girls lied to us and doing a bit of chanting.
Trigger Warning: alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, panic attacks, bi-polar disorder, Schizophrenia
Artwork by Linda Brinkhaus
Jingle by Bailey Lenart
Produced by Sarah Garvey
A huge thanks to Phoenix Artist Club in London for letting me record my podcast and do my shows with them. Special thanks to Peter Dunbar.
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