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Metaphorically Speaking

24 Jun, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

17 Jun, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

10 Jun, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

03 Jun, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

27 May, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

20 May, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

13 May, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

06 May, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

29 Apr, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

22 Apr, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

15 Apr, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

08 Apr, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

01 Apr, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

25 Mar, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

18 Mar, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

11 Mar, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

In this episode, Delia talks with business and entrepreneurial expert, Key McKay on the age old saying; 'As the crow flies'. This episode takes us through some interesting history of the phrase and its use throughout cultures and timelines, with funny missadventures along the way. With an extensive track record in business, it is no surprise Key is familiar with taking the direct approach! Join Delia and Key in navigating the intricacies of this historical and widely used phrase through the lens of business.

Metaphorically Speaking

04 Mar, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

26 Feb, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

The phrase 'I am not a mirror' is of one our guest, educator Andrew Scott, has devised. You may be familiar with the original phrase, 'I am a mirror' so we invite you to listen to Andrew’s rationale. We also 'look' back in time to the first mirrors made and the inner mirrors we all have. 'See' you soon?

Metaphorically Speaking

19 Feb, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

12 Feb, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'They wear their heart on their sleeve' is a common phrase many of us have heard over the years. But, where does this phrase come from, and why has it stayed with us for so long? This week, we take a look at some possible origins of this saying, and what it means in the end. Delia’s guest is Cheryl Ginnings, CEO and Founder of Cheryl Speaks Caregiving. Credits: Script: Joseph Whittle Script Supervisor: Delia Dolor Social media graphics by Oduwa Osemwenkae. Social media videos by Ernie de Neve. This episode of Metaphorically Speaking was edited by Giacomo D’Anselmi.

Metaphorically Speaking

05 Feb, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

29 Jan, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'A little piece of heaven on earth'. Heaven is a picture of perfection. It’s whatever anyone wants it to be, but it all gives us the same feeling of joy. In this episode, we look at how heaven can be defined in our lives and some of the emotions it evokes. Delia’s guest is Michael Vincent, a trailblazer and award-winning magician.

Metaphorically Speaking

22 Jan, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

15 Jan, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Myriam Belasse is a mother and fashion designer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born in Saint Lucia and raised in Barbados before moving to the United States. As Saint Lucia celebrates their annual Nobel Laureate Festival, Myriam tells Delia how the islands’ two Nobel Laureates’, 'excellence' shaped her life using her chosen metaphor, 'Giving up is not an option'.

Metaphorically Speaking

08 Jan, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

01 Jan, 2024 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

25 Dec, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

18 Dec, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

11 Dec, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Sarah Fitz, aged 9, lives in Saint Lucia and is already an author! Hear her interpretation of the metaphor 'No pain. No gain'. Later, Delia discusses the metaphor with one of the show’s writers, David McDade.

Metaphorically Speaking

04 Dec, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

'Move the needle' says Vanessa Wiliams, who chose this week’s metaphor. It generated so much conversation between the Metaphorically Speaking team, that we recorded our thoughts too! Research uncovered so many variations of 'moving the needle', you’ll be surprised!

Metaphorically Speaking

27 Nov, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

'Cock and bull story' illustrates Kate Iroegbu's (founder of Triumph Over Adversity) own life and struggles and path to success. 

Metaphorically Speaking

20 Nov, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'The Grass is Always Greener' is traveller, Paula Johannsson's chosen metaphor as she shares some of her biggest life changes after becoming divorced, moving country and changing career all in a short period of time.

Metaphorically Speaking

13 Nov, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet' says Tony Kelly, 2022 recipient of the Black Honours Award for his achievements in raising awareness for diabetes. He discusses how his chosen metaphor has affected his life.

Metaphorically Speaking

06 Nov, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

A lot can happen within a split second. Lives can be changed - for better or for worse. In this episode we look at different concepts of time and how we can change our mindset to become more present. Our guest is Mark Raymond Jr., founder of the Split Second Foundation.

Metaphorically Speaking

30 Oct, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Kym Carter, former Olympian and accomplished coach joins Delia to discuss why 'Sports is a metaphor for life'.

Metaphorically Speaking

23 Oct, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Did you know the metaphor 'fake it till you make it' seems to have its origins in psychology, around the 1920s with Alfred Adler, who developed a therapeutic technique called 'acting as if'? Nowadays, we call it, 'role-play'. Magician Michael Vincent continues his discussion with Delia on how this metaphors resonates in his life and career.

Metaphorically Speaking

16 Oct, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Internationally renowned magician Michael Vincent, named Best Close-Up Magician three times by the UK’s Magic Circle, and awarded the title of International Magician of the Year in 1993, is in a great position to say 'Fake it til you make it'.

Metaphorically Speaking

09 Oct, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Once an undocumented immigrant, now a US citizen, Felicia J. Persaud is a Black Caribbean-born immigrant, journalist, entrepreneur, and advocate for the Caribbean American community. She tells Delia why 'Things are always working out for me'.

Metaphorically Speaking

02 Oct, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Lorlett Hudson is the CEO of 'One Hand Can't Clap' - and that�s our metaphor this week! Also, the author of a book about Jamaican proverbs called, 'Things Mama Used to Say', Lorlett has given a lot of thought into how this metaphor affects her life and the life of others.

Metaphorically Speaking

25 Sep, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'Life is like an onion, you peel it off one layer at time and sometimes you weep!' Delia�s guest Seme Eroh explains all in her book, 'When the fog lifts: Gaining clarity after chaos and confusion'. Her story creates dialogue surrounding the trauma within toxic marriages and how living life as if it were an onion can not only bring tears to your eyes, but as you tear off layers of skin, it provides opportunities to cut out the things that make you cry.

Metaphorically Speaking

18 Sep, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

A lot can happen within a split second. Lives can be changed - for better or for worse. In this episode we look at different concepts of time and how we can change our mindset to become more present. Our guest is Mark Raymond Jr., founder of the Split Second Foundation.

Metaphorically Speaking

11 Sep, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

04 Sep, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'To carry the can', 'etwas ausbaden müssen', 'to bathe something out', means having to bear the consequences for something that either you or another is responsible for. This week’s episode looks at its German origin and how it differs greatly from the UK’s understanding. Delia’s guest is commentator Tony Kelly.

Metaphorically Speaking

28 Aug, 2023 | 0900 | 45m 58s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

21 Aug, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

'Failure is not an option!' was always on Delia�s guest's mind during her career producing Rolls of Honour. Clare Villar is a multi award winning, internationally recognised Military Artist and successful female entrepreneur. Her hand crafted unique artwork is being commissioned to commemorate prestigious events around the world.

Metaphorically Speaking

14 Aug, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

'A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence' said British conductor, Leopold Stokowski. Delia�s guest Anyango Yarbo-Davenport is a conductor and violinist, and from her first musical performance to her early life in Germany; her adventure, and why this metaphor features strongly in her life, is one you will definitely want to hear.

Metaphorically Speaking

07 Aug, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

'It�s not the destination, it�s the journey', believes Sherry Ann Dixon, the Guyanese award-winning journalist and transformational lecturer. Highly respected in the community in Britain, Sherry has interviewed Dr. Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, Pam Grier, John Holt, Alice Walker and other celebrities. Sherry explains why this week�s metaphor has been a constant in her life.

Metaphorically Speaking

31 Jul, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Robin Hutchinson MBE, put a very interesting spin on the metaphor 'Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan' that could be interpreted either optimistically or cynically - depends on how you view life. Find out which politician was famous for voicing a variation of the phrase.

Metaphorically Speaking

24 Jul, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Marsha Powell speaks to a popular statement by Dr Maya Angelou - 'I�ve learned people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'

Metaphorically Speaking

17 Jul, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

10 Jul, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

03 Jul, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

26 Jun, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

'Directing the arrow back to yourself and unleashing your highest potential' is Beverley Douglas's chosen metaphor. The retired UK police officer shares her experiences on the beat and writing her book 'Cutie'.

Metaphorically Speaking

19 Jun, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'Don't suffer, thrive' says q ualified hypnotherapist Chris Freer who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis twenty years ago, but fought back his illness using mindfulness, exceeding medical expectations, and now helps others to flourish.

Metaphorically Speaking

12 Jun, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Amarachi Clarke, founder of Lucocoa, London’s first Bean to Bar Chocolate Maker and 'proud chocolate crusader and activist', explains her rationale of the metaphor 'gutted'.

Metaphorically Speaking

05 Jun, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'Action speaks louder than words', says Joanne Syster Blake, entrepreneur, keen hat collector, and the creator of 'Swimscarf'.

Metaphorically Speaking

29 May, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself'. That�s our metaphor this week. Inter-culturist and educator, Dr Cornelius Grove who has spent years exploring education in East Asia, explains why these students often come up on top.

Metaphorically Speaking

22 May, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Jenn Brandel, licensed clinical social worker, centers her work on the use of mindfulness and humour to promote compassionate practices. As a recognized leader in her field she has released books that offer insight to her work such as When Rabbits Spill Their Tea: Metaphors to Guide Us Through Difficult Times, a title that makes it clear she�s well-versed in the understanding and study of metaphors.

Metaphorically Speaking

15 May, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

�Culture leads to a wonderful life�, says Africa Yoon, celebrated activist and author of �The Korean� who in this follow-up episode delves deeper into the issue of migration.

Metaphorically Speaking

08 May, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

'What eh miss yuh eh pass yuh' meaning 'If it's meant for you, it won't pass you by.' That’s the metaphor chosen by David Kallo, author of 'Jumbie in Town' about his childhood adventures in search of characters from the rich amalgamation of Trinidad and Tobago folklore.

Metaphorically Speaking

01 May, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

24 Apr, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

'Change is mandatory for extraordinary results' says Jamie-Lee Abtar, a professional globetrotter and marketer. Abtar is well versed in topics such as diversity, inclusion and community engagement and uses her knowledge around the world to reach chosen audiences and educate others.

Metaphorically Speaking

17 Apr, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'Life is like an onion, you peel it off one layer at time and sometimes you weep!' Delia�s guest Seme Eroh explains all in her book, 'When the fog lifts: Gaining clarity after chaos and confusion'. Her story creates dialogue surrounding the trauma within toxic marriages and how living life as if it were an onion can not only bring tears to your eyes, but as you tear off layers of skin, it provides opportunities to cut out the things that make you cry.

Metaphorically Speaking

10 Apr, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'I walk my talk... and my talk is as authentic and bold as my walk' says fashion model, speaker, philanthropist, and author of Model Patient, Camerone Parker. She tells Delia about her experiences, her battle with autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis, and what it takes to be a badass woman.

Metaphorically Speaking

03 Apr, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

27 Mar, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'Move the needle' says Vanessa Wiliams, who chose this week’s metaphor. It generated so much conversation between the Metaphorically Speaking team, that we recorded our thoughts too! Research uncovered so many variations of 'moving the needle', you’ll be surprised!

Metaphorically Speaking

20 Mar, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

'Stop setting yourself on fire to keep others warm!' says Liliana Dominguez-Grajales, founder of LG Wellness.  She explains how this metaphor took center-stage in her life and work.

Metaphorically Speaking

13 Mar, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

To Alison Knowles, 'The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree'. Knowles develops programmes for children to help them regulate their emotions using Ollie!, star of a Super Power series and shortly to be a cartoon character.

Metaphorically Speaking

06 Mar, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

To Dr Diahanne Rhiney, founder of the Baton Awards, the metaphor 'for a Woman, life is a battle and her beauty is a goddamn machine gun' is everything. She explains it all.

Metaphorically Speaking

27 Feb, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

Marsha Powell speaks to a popular statement by Dr Maya Angelou - 'I�ve learned people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'

Metaphorically Speaking

20 Feb, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

13 Feb, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

When you've had two strokes, you're waiting in hospital for your mother to visit you only to be told she passed away 23 years ago and you looked in the mirror and didn't know you were looking at yourself and someone asked you to choose a metaphor that describes what you've been through, what would you choose? Maybe, 'Living on a prayer�' Carole Pyke chose as her metaphor, 'Stand on your own two feet.'

Metaphorically Speaking

06 Feb, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

A lot can happen within a split second. Lives can be changed - for better or for worse. In this episode we look at different concepts of time and how we can change our mindset to become more present. Our guest is Mark Raymond Jr., founder of the Split Second Foundation.

Metaphorically Speaking

30 Jan, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

'To carry the can', 'etwas ausbaden müssen', 'to bathe something out', means having to bear the consequences for something that either you or another is responsible for. This week’s episode looks at its German origin and how it differs greatly from the UK’s understanding. Delia’s guest is commentator Tony Kelly.

Metaphorically Speaking

16 Jan, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 39s | More

'If you rush it, you’ll ruin it' is a phrase that can be applied to so many areas of life, but its power lies in its simplicity. We will hear how different cultures take varied approaches to time and the pace of life. In this episode, Delia has invited Saint Lucian born, Scotland-based rum distiller Sylvester Herman as the island celebrates its two Nobel Laureates, Sir Arthur Lewis (Economics) and Sir Derek Walcott (Literature).

Metaphorically Speaking

09 Jan, 2023 | 0900 | 55m 40s | More

In this episode, our research uncovered so many variations of the metaphor, 'move the needle'. You’ll be surprised!

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