SOS Angel

SOS Angel

When not presenting on television shows like BBC’s The One Show, Kate McIntyre runs London’s cheekiest card and gift shop in Islington’s Camden Passage, N1 – a hidden lane away from the usual bustle of Upper Street, teeming with smaller independen


7. I ‘Get It Done’ With Fitness Superstar Bradley Simmonds!
Aug 11 • 20 min
I chat to rising superstar fitness influencer Bradley Simmonds about ‘Getting It Done’ during lockdown. We talk live workouts, fundraising, and find out about the exciting new fitness platform he will be launching in a month’s time. Sign me up now! A…
6. Rebonjour Bellanger … Deja Vu … Hello You … Welcome Home
Aug 2 • 17 min
The Bellanger sign first appeared in Angel 5 years ago and the restaurant quickly became the place to go for brunch, that business lunch, an after work cocktail and a thousand intimate catch ups. Like many, I was sad to see it close down in 2019 with…
5. Putting the Kitch into Kitchen … Hair!
Jul 31 • 13 min
In this episode, I chat to Luca who has just opened Kitch Hair on Charlton Place just off Camden Passage with his partner Scott. This dream team have hit the ground running and are already a big hit with the locals and some celebs too - listen up to…
4. “Walk The Line” With Islington Giving This Summer To Raise Some Johnny Cash!
Jul 16 • 10 min
In the first series of SOS Angel, we met Sarah Benioff who leads the inspirational team at Islington Giving and talked about the work that “Angel’s Guardian Angel” did through the lockdown period to look after Islington’s most vulnerable. In this…
3. Thank You Angel … Local Support Has Been Brill!
Jul 14 • 7 min
Join us for the freshest catch up of the day, as we revisit Sam at Moxon’s fishmonger to see how they have weathered the lockdown storm. In Episode 1 of Series 1, we met Sam as the lockdown was in its first days. Moxon’s, as an essential service to…
2. The Espresso Martini Episode … Why Choose Between Coffee and Alcohol At The Moment?
Jul 10 • 13 min
What do Strict Media, swinging Salsa and Espresso Martinis have in common - apart from all making you feel great? “Andy in Angel” is the answer! Listen up to find out more about @andy.creative’s exciting new venture in Angel.Strict Media can be found…
1. paul a young is Open Again … Choc is Back on the Block!
Jun 20 • 16 min
Master chocolatier paul a young’s Angel shop is open again and has, in the words of the song, come back to stay! I catch up with the celebrated master chocolatier himself on everything from the hardships of lock down to the health benefits of chocolate…
Welcome to Season 2: The Reopening
Jun 20 • 1 min
As the businesses of Camden Passage open their shutters and start the long journey back from the lockdown to a new normal, SOS Angel is back for a new Season. I talk to many of the traders that we met in Season 1 tracking their progress as they open…
Goodbye to Season 1: The Lockdown is Ending
Jun 18 • 2 min
Thank you for listening to Season 1 of SOS Angel. We have talked to many of the traders in the Angel as they struggle to come to terms with the lockdown. For most, this is the start of a period of unprecedented uncertainty. I have been struck the…
16. Islington Giving … Angel’s Guardian Angel!
Jun 15 • 12 min
I chat to Sarah Benioff about the inspirational work that the team at Islington Giving continue to do through this lockdown period to look after Islington’s most vulnerable. To find out more about Islington Giving, go to https://islingtongiving.org.uk/
15. Give Your Pad The POD Treatment … David Goldberg On This New Kid On The Block
Jun 10 • 16 min
Founder and CEO David Goldberg takes us through the keyhole into the world of Residential Property Management and tells us how his company POD have been busier than ever looking after people’s homes during the pandemic.POD Management can be found online…
14. From Cattle, to Catwalks and Conference Goers … What’s the Buzz About The BDC?
Jun 9 • 11 min
There has always been a buzz around the Business Design Centre in Angel - from the flies around the cattle in at Agricultural shows in the 1860’s, to the paparazzi buzzing around stars of stage and silver screen arriving for the most glamorous parties,…
13. Burpee or not Burpee … That Is The Question Answered by Personal Trainer Ali
Jun 4 • 13 min
The ‘F’ Word, ‘Fitness’ is on most peoples agenda during the lockdown. I chat to personal trainer Ali who works out of a private studio at Lift in Islington about how important it is to keep both our physical and mental health in tip top condition…
12. Grease Is The Word … Well, Elbow Grease that is! Glen’s Cleaners Tell Us More.
Jun 3 • 7 min
Glen tells us how he and his company are keeping their clients clean and safe during the lockdown - and gives us some top cleaning tips and a slice of positivity too! Glen’s Cleaning can be found online at www.glenscleaning.com and contacted at…
11. The Long and Short of Lockdown? … Here is the Short, Back and Sides of It!
May 29 • 8 min
Guys, what’s better than hanging out in that man cave at home - visiting Mancave Barber Shop in Camden Passage of course, to sort out all of your male grooming needs. I chat to Jay about how they are responding to the lockdown and helping their clients…
10. Pinocchio’s Nose Isn’t Growing, The Little Angel Theatre Team Are Still Pulling the Strings During Lockdown!
May 25 • 14 min
The Little Angel Theatre are engaging with their audiences online as they help children and parents through the lock-down with their puppet shows and make and do ideas. So grab your egg boxes and toilet rolls (ah so that’s why people were hoarding…
9. O Brother Marcus, Where Art Thou?
May 19 • 10 min
I chat to Alex, one of the owners of Brother Marcus about the struggles of lockdown as he tries to juggle managing his 3 locations and almost 70 employees. So when will we be able to get a coffee and their famous instagramable brunch? We get the scoop! …
8. This Lockdown is Pants! Which Coincidentally is Where it All Started for SirPlus Many Moons Ago
May 14 • 12 min
Having five shops locked down is quite a challenge for Henry the creator of the SirPlus menswear brand. But this nimble business is certainly rising to the challenge and adapting to the current situation. We discuss everything from the humble boxer to…
7. Hummingbirds Can Fly Backwards … But We Are Looking Forwards With This One! Confused? Then Listen Up!
May 14 • 14 min
Cristina from Colibri Boutique tells us how she is taking the lockdown by the horns and future proofing her business from improving her website to at-home video consultations, she’s got you covered - well your body with glad rags anyway! Colibri…
6. How To Stay Zen During The Crisis … This Is Epic!
May 8 • 16 min
We talk to Ivo from EpicZen health and wellbeing store about the challenges of staying open during the crisis, why it’s important to keep your vitamin D3 levels topped up and the benefits of face masks. A great one to listen to whilst soaking up the…
5. The Lockdown is a Hairy Situation for us all … Literally!
May 5 • 12 min
In this episode we find out how Coco Beautique on Camden Passage is coping with the lockdown and how the Coco team are helping their clients from afar with tips on how to stay tidy during this time of social isolation and they’re not talking about the…
4. When I’m Cleanin’ Windows … or Not!
May 1 • 12 min
The lockdown extends far beyond physical shops and offices and impacts many self employed workers and freelances. Jimi has run his one-man-band window cleaning business in Islington for many years - although his East End character makes it feel more…
3. Thanks a Latte for Keeping us Caffeinated During the Lockdown!
Apr 27 • 9 min
Coffee shops have long been an essential service in my book. If you’re suffering withdrawal symptoms from not having your oat milk flat white or failing abysmally to create a beautiful love heart on top of your cappuccino then Leo at Kobo is your man…
2. Thank Frederick’s It’s Friday
Apr 25 • 15 min
In this episode of SOS Angel, I talk to Matt, the manager of Frederick’s bar and restaurant - an Institution in the Angel community for over 50 years. For me, Frederick’s is the place to head after a long week’s work to relax and catch up with other…
1. For Cod’s Sake Keep Calm and Carry On!
Apr 20 • 7 min
There’s something fishy about our first Episode of SOS Angel - yep… you guessed it, I chat to Moxon’s Manager Sam Earles to find out how our friendly fishmongers are managing to continue serving customers both old and new as one of the few shops…
Welcome to SOS Angel
Apr 18 • 1 min
Welcome to my new Podcast series talking to the local business in the Angel Islington about their experiences of the lockdown and plans for recovery once the lockdown is over. Let me tell you a bit about myself and what the series is going to talk…