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Metaphorically Speaking

03 Oct, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

26 Sep, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Our Metaphor this week is 'With faith your cup is full of great things'. Victoria Akinrujomu, the author of the book titled Agony of a Child Bride joins Delia to discuss this interesting phrase!

Metaphorically Speaking

19 Sep, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Tony Cealy is an arts practitioner, facilitator and creative producer who makes work designed to engage the public in issues that are important for social change. Tony says 'mistakes are the foundation of achievement' afterall he learned from his mistakes and those of others, to achieve.

Metaphorically Speaking

12 Sep, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Juanita Rosenior, the managing director of Girl in Red Glasses, joins Delia to discuss the phrase 'It's a marathon not a sprint' and what red glasses mean to her!

Metaphorically Speaking

05 Sep, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'You can have too much of a good thing' says   nutritionist Fiona Hunter who is known for her honest, practical and evidence-based approach to nutrition. This episode may be sensitive for people with eating disorders.

Metaphorically Speaking

29 Aug, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

22 Aug, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'Love makes you do stupid things' is what we’ve all heard at one point or another. Whether it was as a rebellious teenager or hearing about it in Shakespeare classes, we all know love can make people do stupid things. Delia and Metaphorically Speaking team member Gerardo Pastor Ruiz share their views and ‘love stories’.

Metaphorically Speaking

15 Aug, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Delia�s guest is Lois Elfman, a freelance journalist and activist based in New York. Lois has covered sports reporting and fashion to crucial conversations about social justice, along gender, race, and sexuality lines, and the barriers in higher education. So her resonance with 'under the thumb' is varied.

Metaphorically Speaking

08 Aug, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Francesca McMahan and Nasir Simmons from the Metaphorically Speaking chose the metaphor - 'It's an ill wind that blows no one any good'. Hear their personal stories and how damaging ill winds can be!

Metaphorically Speaking

01 Aug, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'Sticks and stones my break my bones but words will never hurt me' . Anthony Brightly strongly believes in this metaphor as he’s lived it his whole life! Anthony is a certified phenom - a former child prodigy, born in Hackney, East London, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inherited leader of Sir George Sound System and of Black Slate, the UK’s first internationally charted Roots Reggae Band.

Metaphorically Speaking

25 Jul, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'If your aunt had balls, she would be your uncle.' Although funny at first, you�ll hear in this episode and from chocolatier and author Chantal Cody about how this metaphor has been used to refute hesitations and sophisms, but also how it is slowly starting to become obsolete.

Metaphorically Speaking

18 Jul, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

11 Jul, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

04 Jul, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

27 Jun, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

20 Jun, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

13 Jun, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

To Tony Fairweather 'every bench has a batty'. Hear Tony discuss his debut novel, Twenty-Eight P1ounds Ten Shillings: A Windrush Story. A true librophile, he’s finally penned his first book, exploring a history he’s passionate about. Seat your batty on a bench for this week’s episode!

Metaphorically Speaking

06 Jun, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

30 May, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

23 May, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'It's the thought that counts!' says Cecilia Fitz, a successful business woman, and boss of the Institute of Cosmetology in Saint Lucia. Thanks to her work and entrepreneurship, there’s a place for professionals to receive high quality training.

Metaphorically Speaking

16 May, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

To British Reggae and Soul singer, producer and director, Momo-Watt, 'Love is a journey'. He tells us how music and his relationships guided his journey of love.

Metaphorically Speaking

09 May, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'Sticks and stones my break my bones but words will never hurt me' . Anthony Brightly strongly believes in this metaphor as he’s lived it his whole life! Anthony is a certified phenom - a former child prodigy, born in Hackney, East London, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inherited leader of Sir George Sound System and of Black Slate, the UK’s first internationally charted Roots Reggae Band.

Metaphorically Speaking

02 May, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

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

Metaphorically Speaking

25 Apr, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

18 Apr, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

It’s Easter, and our guest is Choc Chick entrepreneur, Galia Orme. She tells Delia why 'life is like a box of chocolates'!

Metaphorically Speaking

11 Apr, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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 Apr, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

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

Metaphorically Speaking

28 Mar, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'Head over heels' is author Rosalind Severin McClean's chosen metaphor. McClean uses expressive poems from her series of books titled, Oceans of Thoughts to discuss relatable themes along with shedding light on her own memories, history and culture.

Metaphorically Speaking

21 Mar, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

14 Mar, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

07 Mar, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

28 Feb, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

21 Feb, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 33s | More

Welshman Tudor Davies is a retired entrepreneur, who loves rugby and auctions, so his take on the metaphor, 'fit as a fiddle', is interesting and full of history.

Metaphorically Speaking

14 Feb, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'Head over heels' is author Rosalind Severin McClean's chosen metaphor. McClean uses expressive poems from her series of books titled, Oceans of Thoughts to discuss relatable themes along with shedding light on her own memories, history and culture.

Metaphorically Speaking

07 Feb, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'It's the thought that counts!' says Cecilia Fitz, a successful business woman, and boss of the Institute of Cosmetology in Saint Lucia. Thanks to her work and entrepreneurship, there’s a place for professionals to receive high quality training.

Metaphorically Speaking

31 Jan, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

24 Jan, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

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

Metaphorically Speaking

17 Jan, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Poet and renowned writer John Robert Lee discusses his poem Lusca, dedicated to Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott, and how the main character, Lusca is used as a metaphor for the land of their birth, Saint Lucia.

Metaphorically Speaking

10 Jan, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'Blowing hot and cold!' Reading this metaphor you'd probably think about mood swings. TV journalist, Amanda Alexander, chose this metaphor as it describes her turbulent relationship with her mother who she's not seen for two years as she's A MISSING PERSON!

Metaphorically Speaking

03 Jan, 2022 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'We likkle but we talawa!' is Leroy Logan's chosen metaphor. In part 2, Logan further shares the effect this metaphor had on his life and career and the climate and culture of his start in policing in a disruptive and racist environment.

Metaphorically Speaking

27 Dec, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'We likkle but we talawa!' is Leroy Logan's chosen metaphor. Logan discusses how this metaphor affected his life and career and the climate and culture of his start in policing in a disruptive and racist environment.

Metaphorically Speaking

20 Dec, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

For the X'mas 2021 episode, Delia and team chat Christmas Metaphors, pastimes, and loads of fun in-between.

Metaphorically Speaking

13 Dec, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 34s | More

'Better late than never', says 'An American Uprising in Second World War England: Mutiny in the Duchy' author Kate Werren.

Metaphorically Speaking

06 Dec, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'Music is a language' says Dr Immanuel T. Abraham, the composer, performer, academic, social reformer, teacher, and mentor.

Metaphorically Speaking

29 Nov, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

To Karen Alexander-Banks, founder of the global arts-based non-profit organisation, Auntie Karen Foundation, with faith all things are possible!

Metaphorically Speaking

22 Nov, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

15 Nov, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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 Nov, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'Embracing culture leads to a wonderful life!' says Africa Yoon who has attained feats that most of us would not believe! Her book 'The Korean' details how she lost 110 pounds on a Korean diet, postpartum riddled with a misdiagnosed thyroid issue, and parenthood. Plus, her monumental runs from NY to Chicago and Milan to Cannes ... and meeting Oprah Winfrey.

Metaphorically Speaking

01 Nov, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

25 Oct, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'Blowing hot and cold!' Reading this metaphor you'd probably think about mood swings. TV journalist, Amanda Alexander, chose this metaphor as it describes her turbulent relationship with her mother who she's not seen for two years as she's A MISSING PERSON!

Metaphorically Speaking

18 Oct, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Appearing alongside Vanessa Williams, violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport chose the metaphor, 'All dolled up'! And Vanessa, well, you’ll need to listen in to find out!

Metaphorically Speaking

11 Oct, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'Lion!' That's the metaphor chosen by author Tarik Walton. To him, the word signifies not only power, but the strength of body and mind needed to carry out ambition.

Metaphorically Speaking

04 Oct, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

For internationally renowned reggae artist Taj Weekes, 'Reggae is a verb'. The goodwill Ambassador for the International Consortium of Caribbean Professionals speaks to Delia about his journey and the launch of his album, Pause.

Metaphorically Speaking

27 Sep, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'You got sticks. I got a match and together we can make a fire!' Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman calls Delia’s guest, Marie Pizano’s book, 'The inspiring first-person story of a woman driven to prove to the world that she can.' Marie talks to Delia about about how she overcame one setback after another, reinvented herself, and formed meaningful business partnerships — all while supporting multiple charities and community activism efforts.

Metaphorically Speaking

20 Sep, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obscure metaphors 'Kicked the bucket'. Working in the death industry taught Delia's guest, Donna Francart, valuable lessons about living. She discusses her book, 'I've Seen Dead People' which provides gripping accounts of death investigations that touched her soul and profoundly impacted her views on life.

Metaphorically Speaking

13 Sep, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

'The extra large pink elephant in an extra small black and white room!' Guest Ademola Adeyeba, a Forbes featured entrepreneur and a leading mindset, transformation and leadership coach, provides insight to a metaphor he created!

Metaphorically Speaking

06 Sep, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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

30 Aug, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | 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 someone asked you to choose a metaphor that describes what you've been through, 'Living on a prayer' comes to mind but Carole Pyke chose 'Stand on your own two feet.'

Metaphorically Speaking

23 Aug, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

16 Aug, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

09 Aug, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

02 Aug, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

26 Jul, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

19 Jul, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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12 Jul, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

05 Jul, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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28 Jun, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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31 May, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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26 Apr, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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19 Apr, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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12 Apr, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

05 Apr, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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29 Mar, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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22 Mar, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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15 Mar, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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08 Mar, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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01 Mar, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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22 Feb, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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15 Feb, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

Metaphorically Speaking

08 Feb, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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01 Feb, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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25 Jan, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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18 Jan, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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11 Jan, 2021 | 0900 | 53m 35s | More

Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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Exploring popular and obsure metaphors

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