August 15, 2016

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: Episode 29 with Gemma Cairney


Gemma Cairney is a radio presenter who currently presents The Surgery on Wednesday evenings at 9.00pm on bbc radio 1.

In January 2015, Gemma started a production company called Boom Shakalaka Productions. The company produces various types of content, including podcasts and theatre. Boom Shakalaka produced a show about depression at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 called ‘My Beautiful Black Dog

Since 2008 Gemma has presented the BBC’s Glastonbury festival coverage and in 2015 she co-hosted BBC1’s New Year’s Eve coverage alongside Nick Grimshaw.

In 2013, Gemma launched the Fox Problem alongside Georgia LA and Georgie Okell which was an entertainment show live-streamed via YouTube

A few weeks before recording this podcast Gemma announced her first book called guide for life called Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be which comes out March next week.

We talk about female empowerment, role models, the power of being true to yourself and the joy of a zig-zaggy career.

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