No Approval Podcast
By Pilar Nalwimba
No Approval Podcast Aug 17, 2023
Breaking Mold: Issa Rae as President Barbie
Deep Dive Behind the Camera of Barbie Director Greta Gerwig
This Barbie is doing a Margot Robbie Deep Dive
30 life crisis
This week I reflect on my 30 life crisis, life after hitting the big 3-0 and get some encouraging words from my conversations with Stephanie Sward Williams and Dr Jessica Katanga.
Demystifying Chat GPT & Artificial Intelligence ft Matthew Njovu
Software engineer and founder of Wrangle, Matthew Njovu helps us get to grips with all things AI and Chat GPT.
5.00 - Jack of All trades vs Specialists
11.50 - Matt's journey into tech
23.10 - What is Chat GPT, using it for emails, 10 x your productivity with chat GPT
40.00 - The AI dilemma, AI in music,
48.00 - Is AI gonna take our jobs?
1.01.00 - Matt's startup journey
Boob-ology and Body Image ft Jackie Adedeji
I revisit my conversation with Broadcaster, Presenter and Writer Jackie in a new edit to discuss her relationship with her boobs and how this shapes her ideas on body image and confidence.
London to LA... work culture and accent privilege ft Antoinette William
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Toxic Burnout Culture and Fertility in Your 30s ft Dr Jessica Katanga
Dr Jessica joins me in the studio to talk burnout, wellness, stress management and shares the reality of *fertility in your 30s. *Spoiler alert it's not quite like what we see on the headlines.
Dr Jessica: https://www.instagram.com/drjessicakatanga/
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The Rise & Fall of Topshop
This week I deep dive into the rise & fall of Topshop from launch, growth, iconic endorsements to the eventual closure of their flagship store.
Level up your career ft Tasha Antwi
Tasha Antwi shares some of her career gems from Influencer marketer to 40 under 40 Search Director https://www.instagram.com/tasha.antwi/
Is Fast Fashion Ruining the Planet ft Bianca Foley
Listen to Sustainably Influenced Podcast: open.spotify.com/show/3A3bWQYXfHhAQb21EhPaxN?si=afbd6a670cdb4d44
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Does the Brain Influence our Behaviour, Seeking Validation + Creating Habits? ft Dr Julia Ravey
We're joined by Dr Julia Ravey to talk all things Braintenance, how it effects our need of approval, the dangers of the 'it takes 21 days to make a habit' rhetoric, generational trauma and creating habits that stick.
Follow Julia: https://www.instagram.com/julia.ravey.science/
Grab her book: https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/dr-julia-ravey/braintenance/9781529080056
Feminine Energy and Red Pill Women Deep Dive
IWD 2023 - Equity vs Equality
Happy International Women's Day!!!
This years theme is #EmbraceEquity so we explore equity vs equality and share lessons on money, confidence and advocating for yourself from No Approval Guests Melanie Eusebe - https://www.instagram.com/melanieeusebe/, Stefanie Sword Williams - https://www.instagram.com/fbeinghumble/, Tiwa Ogunlesi - https://www.instagram.com/tiwalowla/ and Denise Duffield Thomas https://www.instagram.com/denisedt/.
Andrew Tate and the Manosphere
Deep diving into the side of the internet known as the Manosphere which is led by controversial figures like Andrew Tate.
Life & Times Of A Private Investigator
New Year Debrief
And we're back, easing in for a new szn with a look ahead at my new year reflections and up coming episodes.
Doing everything they said I couldn't ft King Of Trainers
I chopped it up with Franklin AKA King Of Trainers about his latest collab with Ellesse, he gave me the 411 on all things sneaker culture, his come up from trainer loving digital marketer to being one of the best trainer taste makers in the game. He also gave me an insight into widening his portfolio to include storefronts at Boxpark Shoreditch and a CBD business with Wretch 32.
Guest Social: https://www.instagram.com/kingoftrainers/
Host Social: https://www.instagram.com/pilarofsociety/
The boob ministry ft Jackie Adedeji
Embarrassing stuff & setting boundaries on Tik Tok ft Ryan Maxwell
When Ryan isn't laughing at the internets most embarrassing stuff on Tik Tok he's fighting for rights and setting boundaries. We chat showing up when having mental health days, his coming out story and why Instagram isn't dead!
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The mean girl in your mind ft Tiwa Ogunlesi
Chill and Prosper ft Denise Duffield-Thomas
It was a London to Aussie link up with Best Selling Author Denise Duffield-Thomas to talk about her new book Chill and Prosper. Our convo covers everything from why rise & grind culture is on the way out, productivity hacks for disorganised people , the responsibilities of first born sons and daughters and why it's important to do the inner teen work so it doesn't hold you back as an adult.
Fighting fibroids with Womb Bae ft Latoya B
It's Fibroids awareness month so this ep is getting up, close and personal with all things out womb and women's health with health and wellness advocate, coach and founder of Womb Bae Latoya B. She shares her story on getting fibroids, her journey to healing and helping other woman through her social media platforms with conditions like PCOS, PMS and Endo.
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1st Time Buyer ft Topsy Taiwo
This week I'm joined by property expert Topsy Taiwo to give us the low down on how social media is influencing the conversation around property and how p=1st time buyers can get on the ladder or expand their portfolios during these trying times.
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Beyonce's Internet - Social Media lessons from Queen Bey
This week I deep dive into how Beyonce uses social media to promote her music using her new single Break My Soul as an example.
I look at her Personal use of Social media and how it’s different to how uses social media for her business ventures and album campaigns
Then i'll look at her approach to Content - in this case her music and her assets so video, images etc is the content and how the biggest star in the world makes music that is relatable to the everyday person.
Ends 2 Excellence takeover ft Pilar
It's an Ends 2 Excellence podcast takeover and this week we're turning the interview questions on me, Pilar. Get to know how I left making memes to start making podcasts with this throwback interview with hosts Rahman and Emmanuel.
Listen to more interviews by Ends 2 Excellence: https://linktr.ee/ends2excellence
Emmanuel - https://www.instagram.com/emansnappedthis/
Rahman - https://www.instagram.com/rahmsmusti/
Pilar - https://www.instagram.com/pilarofsociety/
The Great Resignation ft Lola Abitogun
Issa podcast link up, this week i'm joined by 1/3 of Everybody Hates HR - Lola Abetogun. Lola is a HR specialist that gives us the tea on why she and many others are quitting their job with no plans just vibes, what happens when people send problematic tweets to employees, talks all things adulting, why it's currently an employee market meaning it's your time to ask for more money and her masters research piece on gen z.
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Redefining Sex Bomb ft Sadia Azmat
Sadia is a writer and comedian sharing her truth on being a young, Muslim woman from East London one joke at a time. She's given us the critically acclaimed BBC Podcast No Country For Young Women, made headlines that would make your mouth drop open, performed Stand Ups that would leave you ROTF and now she's telling it all in her debut book Sex Bomb (the life & loves of an Asian babe) where she discusses desirability, culture and dating traditions.
Has the Girlboss era left the chat?
Hey Ya'll, I'm back after my week off recovering from a bug :-(
For my first ever solo episode I decided to deep dive into #Girlboss, we look at how the term started with Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, the rise and fall of the Girlboss era and whether it's been replaced by Soft Life.
Let me know your thoughts on @pilarofsociety, my DMs are always open to listeners --> https://www.instagram.com/pilarofsociety
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Young, Famous & African ft Kayleigh Schwark
Creative Careers & Tackling Anxiety ft Denola Grey
Nigerian actor & digital content creator Denola Grey came through to the studio to share his creative career journey, accepting his big acting break, avoiding toxic twitter culture, opening up on anxiety and why more creatives are setting up income streams outside the industry.
Theory mentioned: https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/
F*ck Being Humble ft Stefanie Sword-Williams
Renovation Realness ft Ore At Home
This week we’re back in our home ownership bag, I’m joined by Ore At home who shares the reality of running a popular reno page, being cost transparent, creative outlets and interior inspo.
Her beaut home can be seen here: https://www.instagram.com/oreathome/
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Growing Strands And Brands ft Ama Amo-Agyei
Content Queen ft Leoni Joyce
hey guys, had a mare with the audio but we managed to recover it from the footage so just a heads up. This week i'm joined by the edit queen herself Leoni Joyce and we go BTS on her life as a creator, the creative process and embracing growth.
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Money Moves ft Melanie Eusebe MBE
The powerhouse that is Melanie Eusebe drops into the podcast to chat all things MONEY from her new book Financial Wellness And How To Find It. She shares her lessons on negotiating, having a better relationship with money and gives us her take on social media money trends like earning 6 figures and rich auntie lifestyle.
Melanie is a creative entrepreneur, founder of The Black British Business Awards and a director at Accenture https://www.instagram.com/melanieeusebe/
Breaking The Bias ft Tasha Antwi
Tash is taking up space in a heavily male dominated industry as Head Of SEO working with fashion & Beauty Brands. We talk everything from dealing with delays to the challenges of dating as a senior woman. Here's a break down of our discussion:
04.00 - Being named in the top 40 SEO professionals
08.00 - Trusting the timeline of your life
18.00 - Bias BTS in the influencer marketing
28.00 - Secret sauce of climbing up the career ladder
33.00 - Life as a carer for her twin brothers with autism
41.00 - Our friend Charles enters the chat
43.00 - Challenges of dating as a senior woman
Are you cosplaying as working class? Ft Yomi Adegoke
I'm joined by Yomi to discuss how her work as a journalist is evolving in the age of social media, people in denial of their change in class identity and how that means you're taking up space in conversations no longer for you, the relationship between class and luxury shopping and whether the influencer industry is sustainable.
Home Ownership Is Living On Our Timelines Rent Free
It's my first deep dive and this week I explore our relationship with Home Ownership on social media, the reality of getting on the property ladder, being cost transparent and the BTS of running a renovation page.
Hidden Lessons ft Mehreen Baig
This week I have a chat with Teacher turned BAFTA award winning TV presenter Mehreen Baig about hidden lessons from her career, navigating social media scrutiny as a South Asian woman on TV and dealing with a family emergency on the same week as her book launch.
No Approval Moment: https://twitter.com/thequeenmehreen/status/1276266157423632385
Guest Social: https://www.instagram.com/queenmehreen
Host Social: https://www.instagram.com/pilarofsociety/
I was self isolating with covid when we recorded this virtually so please excuse my voice :-)
Slashing Social Media ft Unsah Malik
This week I chat to your favourite influencers, influencer - Unsah Malik. She's a social media influencer marketing lead and author of the super successful Slashed it book. We talk about life behind the scenes working in social media for brands, 9-5 vs entrepreneurship, whether NFT is a buzzword and so much more. Listen right through to the end for your chance to win a copy of Slashed It.
Insta vs Reality (TV) ft Amanza Smith
For my first episode I chat with the amazing Amanza Smith from Selling Sunset on Netflix. We talk about reality TV, online transparency, dating younger men, vision boards and keeping it 100 on the gram.
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Host TW + IG: @PilarOfSociety
Guest TW + IG: @Amanzasmith