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New Children’s Podcast Launch: The Good Stuff with Deborah James and her two children

PRESS RELEASE — April 13, 2020

We hope that The Good Stuff podcast will bring some joy, education and positivity for children and parents at such an uncertain time. - Deborah James, host of The Good Stuff

Launching on Monday, 13th April, The Good Stuff podcast is here to see families through the next 8 weeks of staying in and staying positive.

Hosted by award-winning You, Me & the Big C podcaster Deborah James and her two children Eloise (aged 10) and Hugo (aged 12), the trio will investigate the research around the ‘good stuff’ covering questions such as how does music boost your mood? Why should we look after the animals on our planet? And what does kindness look like in different countries around the world?

Each Thursday will be a “good news only” channel, sharing good news sent in from young listeners at home, as well as exciting stories of positive news from around the world.

In the first episode airing on Monday 13th April, Deborah, Eloise and Hugo share fun facts about kindness from around the world, as well as the benefit of kindness on our bodies and minds. They also chat to Jaime Thurston, founder of 52 Lives, who started a movement of 100,000 people spreading kindness to those in need.

The Good Stuff is supported by ​F&F Clothing at Tesco​ and produced by ​Mags Creative.​​

The podcast will be available on all major podcast platforms, including iTunes and Spotify.

For good news submissions from children anywhere, please send voicenotes to​.

About Deborah James

Deborah James was a deputy head teacher leading national research teams into growth mindsets in schools. Then, in 2016, at the age of 35, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel cancer and her life with her young children and husband was thrown upside down. She has undergone numerous major operations including bowel and lung resections, multiple rounds of chemo, targeted therapy, ablation and Cyberknife - and is still undergoing treatment at the Royal Marsden. Rather than disappear into a cancer cave she started a blog, 'bowel babe’ to debunk the myth that young women don’t get bowel cancer which In turn became the award winning and popular weekly column for the Sun online, Things Cancer Made Me Say. She campaigns and fundraises alongside major UK cancer charities, and has won the just giving award for celebrity fundraiser of 2019, having raised over £250k for various cancer causes. She writes and presents the award winning, chart topping podcast 'You, Me & the Big C’ for BBC’s Radio 5 Live, has a built up a strong following on Instagram @bowelbabe and has recently been awarded an Honorary doctorate for her work in opening up the Cancer conversation on a national platform. She is an ambassador for the British Triathlon and Race for life and encourages people to just give sport a go. She has written for and featured in a range of publications including The Sunday Times, The Sun, Daily Mail, The Times, Grazia, Women’s Health and Marie Claire, and the Independent, is a regular co-host on Talk Radio and BBC radio London, and has featured on BBC Breakfast, Lorraine, Sky News, Victoria Derbyshire, Stand up to Cancer and The One Show. Her bestselling book - “F*** You Cancer” a self help guide to living your best life WITH cancer, published by Penguin is out now.

About Mags Creative

Mags Creative produces some of the UK’s top podcasts. They’ve brought a number of UK voices to the podcast space including Deliciously Ella, Laura Whitmore, Alice Liveing, Amy Lane and Clemmie Telford. With the mission of creating meaningful connections worldwide, their shows have reached over 10 million listeners to date (and that number is growing everyday!) as well as appearing in the charts hundreds of times. Their shows are featured by the likes of Evening Standard, Metro, Stylist and Women’s Health.

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