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  • Ep 1: Nadiya & Abdal Hussain: Rearranged

    Jun 23 2021

    Can you imagine building a life with someone you had barely met? Idris & Sabrina sit down with Nadiya Hussain – the breakout star of The Great British Bake Off – and her husband Abdal to talk about living in an arranged marriage and how that marriage had to change when Nadiya entered the public eye.

    Coupledom discusses mature themes and in this episode there is a reference to sexual abuse which some listeners may find upsetting. Listener discretion is advised. If any of the themes in this conversation have affected you, then there are links to organisations that may help you.

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    41 mins
  • Ep 2: Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield: On Purpose

    Jun 23 2021

    After achieving financial success that most entrepreneurs could only dream of, the founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream discovered something surprising: it wasn’t enough. That realisation sent them on a shared journey to build an entirely different kind of business.

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    39 mins
  • Ep 3: Mary & Sharon Bishop-Baldwin: A Shelter in the Storm

    Jun 23 2021

    For most of us, wedding planning means shopping for dresses and touring venues. For Mary & Sharon, it meant suing the government for the right to get married in the first place. Their case – which went all the way to the US Supreme Court – was a pivotal milestone in the fight for marriage equality. How did their partnership sustain them through their decade long legal battle – and why was it a battle they felt called to take on in the first place? 

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    41 mins

Publisher's Summary

Can finding the perfect partner - whether in friendship, business, love or otherwise – help us reach our full potential?

Our relationships can challenge us. They evolve over time. Sometimes they’re fleeting. But when managed properly they can unlock our best selves.

In Coupledom, Idris & Sabrina Elba sit down with some of the world’s most interesting duos for honest, unguarded conversations about all the complexities of living a shared life. Along the way, they’ll unlock wisdom for those of us navigating our own coupledoms, and for those still seeking their perfect match.

Produced by Awfully Nice and S’able Labs.

This original podcast is 6 episodes in total, please begin with “Ep 1: Nadiya & Abdal Hussain: Rearranged."

©2021 Audible, Ltd (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

Idris and Sabrina play 'Who does what?'

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We went from arranged to love to so much more… – Nadiya Hussain | Just like in marriage, the best thing you can do for a partnership is bring your best self - Tommy Oliver | Every artist needs someone to provoke them - Mika

About the Creators and Hosts

Award-winning actor, filmmaker, musician and philanthropist Idris Elba can be seen on hit TV shows The Wire and Luther as well as in films including American Gangster, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Beasts of No Nation. In 2020, Elba was appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Sabrina Elba is a model, philanthropist and actress. A United Nations’ IFAD Goodwill Ambassador, Sabrina advocates for many charities and causes. She has appeared on the cover of magazines such as Vogue and Sunday Times Style, written for Vogue and ELLE, and worked with brands including British Fashion Council, Harrods and Christian Louboutin.
Idris and Sabrina locked eyes at a jazz bar in Vancouver in 2017 and it was love at first sight. With the founding of S'able Labs their partnership has extended into the business and creative spheres. Coupledom to Sabrina and Idris means the realm of shared experiences between two partners in life or business, creating extraordinary outcomes.

Meet the Guests: Nadiya and Abdal married in 2005 in Bangladesh and now live in Milton Keynes. Before winning The Great British Bake Off and becoming a TV presenter and author Nadiya was a stay-at-home mum to their three children while studying for a degree in social work. Abdal, using his degree in computer science, works in IT. | Longtime friends and business partners Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield hail from Brooklyn, New York. In 1978 they set up a successful homemade ice cream parlour in Vermont before distributing the ice cream globally. In addition to recognition of their commitment to social responsibility through awards they also authored a book on the subject. | As the lead plaintiffs in the Oklahoma marriage equality lawsuit Mary Bishop-Baldwin and Sharon Bishop-Baldwin fought a ten-year battle. They married at the Tulsa County Courthouse on 6 October, 2014, less than ten hours after the decision that made it possible. Today, the couple are still journalists, still Oklahomans, and still voices for justice. | Husband and wife duo, Tommy Oliver and Codie Elaine Oliver, are the creators of the hit Oprah Winfrey Network docu-series, Black Love. Through their companies, Black Love Inc., and Confluential Films, the couple produces content for film, TV, and digital. They also run the lifestyle site BlackLove.com and produce live events including the annual Black Love Summit. | Global fashion force Christian Louboutin creates shoes, bags and accessories, as well as a beauty range. Mika crafts a world of gritty romance amid the joy and playfulness of technicolored alternative pop. When Mika needed shoes for a concert, he looked to Christian resulting in Christian’s first menswear line and a life-long friendship. | Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian West starred in their family reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which ended this year. Kris manages her six children and is an instrumental guiding force behind their successful family brands including her own, Safely. Kim is passionate about criminal justice reform and in 2018 began studying for a law degree. In 2017 she launched her beauty brands and in 2019 she launched SKIMS.

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loved it

wonderful encouragement couples that decided to build a business together. my husband and I did the same. it has it ups and downs but always positive

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loved it!

First episode was great! I recognized Nadiya's voice because I watched her baking show on Netflix and I also watched her in Britain's Great Baking Show. I love baking competitions. It was great to get to know the personal relationships of both couples. Oh and Sabrina is great! Her voice is so soothing and she is just a natural at this. I love her! Ofcourse I love Idris (who doesn't?) How I wish I could see them and guests in person. We need a televised series, it's that good.

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Engaging and Insightful!

I am thoroughly enjoying every episode. The Elbas and their guests are fascinating and their conversations prompt great reflection and introspection. Bravo!

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Five Stars All Around!

I didn't know much about Elba's, but was intrigued by the title. wow! I am so uplifted by all of the "couples" they have interviewed! The holistic expressiveness that breeds such a diverse human experience to this podcast is divine! I am enjoying the banter and laughter of everyone interviewed and the hosts. A shout out to the theme song Idris sings! Makes me smile and wriggle with joy to hear such fun being had. Thanks lady and gentleman... the world needs this.

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Excellent podcast!

I truly enjoyed this podcast! These shows left me both entertained and educated. Entertained by the very interesting diverse guests as well as the co-hosts.

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COMING TOGETHER

Idris and Sabrina are beautifully working together in this beautiful podcast. It gives so much affirmation for couples (of different dynamics) and their working together and building each other up. Each bring something unique and special. I LOVE IT!!❤❤

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Loving This Podcast

Your style of sharing the couples' story is so refreshing, interesting, and educational. Thank you

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This was so good!

If the rest of the episodes are like this one then count me in! Bravo!

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To Be or Not To Be?

When I first saw the podcast on my trending now list on Audible my initial thought was yeah okay another couple's podcast how interesting could it be! Well I was proven wrong. The show is very diverse in content and the mixing of coupledom partners was very stimulating. I am truly look forward to Season 2.

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learned a lot

this was very informative and very inspiring.it was great to hear from different "couples". thank you

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  • Claudia
  • 06-24-21

Amazing

I watched the commercial for this and instantly got obsessed. It doesn’t disappoint, it’s an amazing podcast. Love Idris and Sabrina’s energy.

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  • Rita
  • 07-09-21

very inspirational

I just loved it! I hope the second 1 won't take long to come out

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  • Miss R. K. Alford
  • 07-08-21

Fantastic insight

Loved being able to hear how other people survive "normal" issues within relationships.. inspiring, funny, real.. thank you 😊

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  • Susan Head
  • 07-21-21

I was not interested in all stories

I did liaten to eacgh podcasts but in all wasnt reallt what id expected

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-18-21

Very enjoyable

Very informative podcast about partnerships in love, family and business. I was entertained throughout.

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  • Aik B.
  • 07-18-21

So inspirational! ♡♡♡ Highly recommended !

It's an amazing podcast, totally inspiring and insight. I'm looking forward to hearing Season 2. Idris and Sabrina are power hosts. I particularly like the episode of Nadiya + Ben and Jerry. It's just interesting!

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  • Jayne
  • 07-18-21

Inspiring

I really enjoyed this series, many of the stories we're very moving. I would definitely recommend

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  • Surrey25
  • 07-17-21

nothing new, odd format, feels very staged

wasn't natural at all, odd breaks and the content was nothing new. I know podcasts are prepared in advance with questions but the whole thing felt staged and the two interviewers didn't seem to me like they were on the same podcast. perhaps it's the editing but I didn't rate it

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  • Sabrina Moutarde
  • 07-13-21

Fantastic podcast series.

I really enjoyed all 6 episodes of this podcast series. Each one brought a fresh and authentic learning point and time of reflection for me when I considered what partnership means to me both personally and professionally.

I cannot wait to hear more.

Thank you Idris and Sabrina