Strut And Bellow Podcast


Strut and Bellow is a podcast about women who make stuff. Each episode is a conversation between Melanie Clark Pullen and a female artist.


  • Conversation with Lucy Pearce

    Conversation with Lucy Pearce

    04/12/2018 Duração: 43min

    In this conversation, Lucy shares her unique approach to writing, her commitment to her work as an act of service for others. She talks about her own health struggles and those of her family's and how they have impacted the publishing company she set up. She also exclusively reveals the title of her new book which is the next in her series. Have a listen.

  • Conversation with Janine Boyd

    Conversation with Janine Boyd

    28/11/2018 Duração: 43min

    In this conversation, we discuss our shared love of sea swimming, Janine's unique outlook on life, her struggle with anxiety and how it shapes her photography and how she's now getting to combine her teaching and photography with really fun and helpful workshops. Have a listen.

  • Conversation with Mel Wiggins

    Conversation with Mel Wiggins

    18/04/2018 Duração: 43min

    In this conversation, we chat about Mel's passion for women's empowerment and social justice. We delve into our shared interest in the Enneagram, the ancient personality typing system, and how it has helped us in our work and family relationships. And we discuss Mel's new online group coaching course Movements. Have a listen.

  • Conversation with Angela Josephine

    Conversation with Angela Josephine

    18/04/2018 Duração: 39min

    This week Melanie talks with Angela Josephine about the journey to her latest album Daylight (Stone Bright Solid Vol.2) which will be released on May 4th. This conversation was recorded in October 2017 when they were both participants in Pete Rollin's boutique festival One Day We Might Live - an exploration of the theology and philosophy of C.S.Lewis.

  • Conversation with Amanda Coogan

    Conversation with Amanda Coogan

    04/10/2016 Duração: 49min

    This week Melanie talks to performance artist Amanda Coogan. She talks about her artistic process and her fight to get back to work after having her son.

  • Conversation with Cara Augustenborg

    Conversation with Cara Augustenborg

    17/09/2016 Duração: 43min

    This week Melanie talks to climate scientist and award winning blogger Dr. Cara Augustenborg. They talk about the reality of climate change, Cara's move towards activism and what she sees as the possibilities and the opportunities for the future. Have a listen.

  • Conversation with Susan Bracken

    Conversation with Susan Bracken

    14/06/2016 Duração: 27min

    This week Melanie talks to actress Susan Bracken. They talk about her round the world journey to the stage, her passion for American theatre and how she is sharing everything she's learned back home to Dublin. Have a listen.

  • Conversation with Aoife Spillane-Hinks

    Conversation with Aoife Spillane-Hinks

    27/04/2016 Duração: 59min

    This week Melanie talks to Aoife Spillane-Hinks on her journey as a theatre director. They discuss her love of great plays, her passion for Shakespeare and what she has learned as an emerging female director in Ireland. She also shares a great list of podcasts that she loves. Have a listen.

  • Conversation with Heather McKay

    Conversation with Heather McKay

    27/04/2016 Duração: 32min

    This week Melanie talks to Heather McKay, an artist and illustrator and the creator of Head in the Clouds Ireland, selling original prints and cards. They discussed the tricky balance between art and business, how motherhood enhances creativity and the spiritual path and how it intersects with creativity. Have a listen

  • Conversation with Lian Bell

    Conversation with Lian Bell

    12/04/2016 Duração: 33min

    This week Melanie talks to stage designer, arts manager and instigator of the Waking the Feminists movement, Lian Bell. They discuss waking up to everyday sexism in the creative arts, shadow artistry, the wonder of the everyday and much more. Have a listen.

  • Conversation with Charlotte Darbyshire

    Conversation with Charlotte Darbyshire

    15/03/2016 Duração: 21min

    This week Melanie talks to British dance artist Charlotte Darbyshire. Charlotte is a founding member of Candoco Dance Company. They talk about her process for making work and how it has changed in recent years. Have a listen.

  • Conversation with Róisín O’Farrell

    Conversation with Róisín O’Farrell

    15/03/2016 Duração: 43min

    This week Melanie talks to Irish artist Róisín O’Farrell. Róisín is one of Ireland’s best loved contemporary artists. They talk about being healthy as an artist and how to fill the creative well. Have a listen

  • Conversation with Noni Stapleton

    Conversation with Noni Stapleton

    08/03/2016 Duração: 37min

    This week Melanie talks to actress and writer Noni Stapleton. Noni was recently nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn playwriting award for her play 'Charolais'. They discuss bravery, vulnerability and joy. Have a listen.