The Proper Class Podcast

Working class and queer actor Laura Checkley (King Gary, Military Wives) and working class theatre director Hannah Chissick (Little Wars) discuss and celebrate all things working class. Each week they are joined by a different guest who grew up working class. They talk about their journey and rise to where they are now, celebrating their success and hopefully inspiring a few along the way. Guests include: comedians, actors, sports stars, poets, and more - fondly remembering their roots and what they have gained from being working class. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49:35 2021-11-24
In this episode of The Proper Class Podcast, Laura and Hannah speak to grime poet Debris Stevenson. They discuss dyslexia, Poet in da Corner and how challenging it is to push the door open for some real movement towards class equality. See acast.com/priva...
47:21 2021-11-10
This episode Laura and Hannah talk to comedy legend and working class hero Les Dennis. They talk about his incredible career, how being working class has had an impact on Les throughout and how imposter syndrome still sneaks up on him, even when treading ...
46:16 2021-10-27
This episode Laura and Hannah talk to actress Jamie-Lee O'Donnell about how class has had an impact on her career path and drive, how important £20 is and, of course, they discuss the award-winning Derry Girls. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o...
44:29 2021-10-13
This week Laura & Hannah talk to comedian and writer Tom Davis. They discuss his childhood home, his love of trainers and his family trips to Wong Kei's, as well as what his working class work ethic has given him. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...
42:51 2021-09-29
This week Laura and Hannah speak to ex-England footballer and pundit Lianne Sanderson. They talk about Lianne starting a football team at her all girls school, being the first footballer to come out in the UK and how class has a big impact on women's foot...
45:27 2021-09-15
In the first episode of this new series celebrating all things working class, actress Laura Checkley and theatre director Hannah Chissick talk to BAFTA winning comedian Romesh Ranaganthan. They talk about the impact class had on his teenage years, the imp...
30:43 2021-09-15
In this bonus episode, Hannah and Laura talk to each other about their reasons for wanting to do The Proper Class Podcast. They talk about the reactions each of them have had in their careers to their class and how class has shaped their friendships. Plus...