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INTERVIEW // Natalie Anderson from The Capsule #inconversation

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INTERVIEW // Natalie Anderson from The Capsule #inconversation

Today is International Women’s Day, and it’s a good excuse to speak to a podcaster who focuses on all aspects of women’s wellbeing and lifestyle. Natalie Anderson, is best known for her work in TV and stage (Hollyoaks fans will recognise her as police officer Lexi). But through her own platform, The Capsule, Natalie also shares her genuine recommendations in Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle.  We caught up with her to talk about her podcast offshoot, The Capsule #inconversation.

What’s your podcast about?

The Capsule #inconversation was created to provide a space for honest chats, expert advice and real insight around all aspects of women’s wellbeing and mental health with weekly special guests. It’s mainly based on my own journey; I started the podcast as I was finding out all this incredible information creating my own well-being toolkit and I just really wanted to share it. I wanted to share vital information and inspiration with other women.

What was the first podcast you ever listened to?

It was the Hot Mess Mums Club, which I loved. And since then we’ve had the girls on the podcast talking about motherhood, mood swings and muddling through. A lot of our audience are Mums and it’s important to talk about the real life aspects of mother-hood, the highs and the lows.

Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?

It was off the back of our first live Capsule event, we noticed that the audience were shy asking questions in such a public environment. After the live Q&A we had some suggestions from our audience about starting a Capsule Podcast. We realised a podcast would give us the opportunity to provide people with really important information and support from the comfort of their own homes and would be a place where we could get fantastic women to share their inspirational stories or expert advice.

Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?

The podcasts that I love listening to are Anna Mathur’s, The Therapy Edit. Anna has such a soothing voice but the topics she tackles are so raw. I listen to, The Calmer You podcast, with Chloe Brotheridge. Both of these have been guests on the Capsule but I was listening to them before. I found so much in those podcasts. I like How to Fail with Elizabeth Day, she is fantastic and I loved her book Failosophy.
I also love Happy Place, Fearne’s podcast. I think she’s really trail blazing the way on tackling anxiety and talking about those things that are really difficult to talk about. Seeing Fearne in the public eye admitting her struggles with anxiety really opened the floodgates for people to come forward and start addressing these things themselves.

Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?

I adore Joanna Lumley, if I had Joanna Lumley I would actually cry or Joan Collins. There’s too many. I’m so inspired by women that have lived and breathed it, who have paved the way and been trail blazers.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?

As a podcaster, it’s really important that you have a deeper understanding of your guests so that you ask the right questions. You want the conversation to be as free flowing and natural as possible with minimal editing that way the listener gets to be part of a much more organic and engaging chat.

Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?

That’s really hard, it depends. If you want something that’s more life stories then I think the Shirley Ballas episode was fantastic for that. If you want something that is more expert-led then Poppy Jamie’s was such a great episode about wellness. Nicola Elliott, Shirley Ballas and Poppy Jamie were great episodes for different reasons. They’d be good ones to start with.

Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?

You can listen to us from all the platforms you usually get your podcasts. You can also check out the Capsule website or you can follow us on socials. On Instagram, the podcast is @officialcapsule on Twitter and Instagram.  I’m @natjanderson on Instagram and on Twitter it’s @andersonnatalie.

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Listen to The Capsule #incoversation on APPLE PODCASTS, SPOTIFY or other podcast players. 

And why not check out the rest of our articles celebrating women in podcasting for International Women’s Day.

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