Anna Richardson to launch brand new agony aunt podcast

Broadcaster Anna Richardson is launching new agony aunt podcast, It Can’t Just Be Me.

In the new podcast from Podimo and Mags Creative, Anna will be answering listeners’ dilemmas and no topic is off-limits.

Drawing on her honest and judgement-free presenting style, Anna will speak with celebrity and expert guests to answer dilemmas sent in from listeners around the UK.

The type of topics included might be it can’t just be me who’s tempted to cheat on my partner, it can’t just be me who’s lost my libido after the menopause, or even it can’t just be me who regrets not having kids when I had the chance.

Anna’s first guest is Married At First Sight’s Mel Schilling. She is a dating coach and therapist who brings her decades of experience from the dating world as well as her own dating history to help answer listener Rachel’s dilemma – ‘is it possible to stay friends with your ex?’

The duo discuss failed relationships, their own experience with staying friends with exes, dealing with jealousy when an ex moves on, coping with loneliness as a single person, and how to know when you’re ready to start dating again.

Mel shares the pain of getting over a dysfunctional relationship despite knowing it was what she needed: “It’s that tussle between your head and heart, the rational and the emotional. On a rational level I knew that this is good for me, this is a clear boundary and I can move on now, great. But at heart level, it just hurt.”

Other guests lined up for the series include clinical psychologist and TikTok sensation Dr Julie Smith, British doctor, television presenter, author and columnist Dr Ranj and Violinist and wife of McFly star Harry Judd Izzy Judd.

Host, Anna Richardson says: “I’ve been through some really difficult times in my life and many times have thought, I can’t be alone in feeling like this.

“My brand-new podcast It Can’t Just Be Me is about listening, sharing, and supporting. I’m primed and ready to solve that big dilemma in your life, along with some very special celebrity guests and experts. I can’t wait for you to listen.”

It Can’t Just Be Me podcast will be available on all major podcast platforms from Wednesday 3 May, and then released every Wednesday.

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