"Getting Emotional is a podcast about obscure emotions that you may have felt, but had no idea there was a name for. "
Have you ever experienced “fago” or felt “limerence”? Most likely you have, but didn't realise there were words for these emotional states.
Getting Emotional is a podcast at the intersection of culture, language and emotion. Each episode is devoted to discovering a feeling or emotion, the word for it and the cultural context of its origin and use.
Bex Lindsay is the presenter of Getting Emotional and described the discovery of a word related to grief that inspired her to create the podcast: "it's such a lovely thing when you feel a hand has been put out there in the darkness and it's for you - nobody else had shaken my hand in that way before."
When she’s not podcasting, Bex is a radio presenter in the UK at Fun Kids Radio. She’s been recognised and awarded for her work in radio and podcasting and most recently won Silver at the 2022 British Podcast Awards for the Getting Emotional podcast.
In this episode of MetaPod, Wendy and Bex discuss emotions, feelings and moods, as well as the changing cultural understandings of them over time. They also discuss music and emotion and you'll hear why Bex is such a big fan of the Scottish band Belle & Sebastian.