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In the final episode of this season I take a look back over the last 27 shows and include clips of each one. Thank you for all your support and for subscribing, I'll be back later in the year with more conversations and characters to share with you x Title track composed by Jerry Hyde and Nick Van Gelder, produced by Nick Van Gelder, keyboards by K…
 
Chances are you won't have heard of Noel Langley. But you will have heard Noel Langley. One of the world's leading and most talented jazz musicians, indeed one of the world's leading and most talented musicians of any genre, Noel has performed with Elton John, Radiohead, George Michael, Amy Winehouse, Dionne Warwick, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, J…
 
This episode was originally released on paris based podcaster Fabrice Florent's Histoires De Mecs show, and he was kind enough to let me to share it here. He describes Histoires de Mecs (formerly The Boys Club) as a podcast that "questions today's guys about what it's like to be a guy on a daily basis and questions their definition of masculinity."…
 
If you've listened to this show before you'll be familiar with Sian O'Gorman, for it is she that provides the angelic vocal talent for the theme tune, recorded in the back of the van that is her gypsy home somewhere in Norfolk. I first met Sian by chance 6 or 7 years ago when she asked my neighbour who the person was with the doormat with the words…
 
O’Byrne is standing at the corner of Ninth Avenue and 36th Street with a to-go cup in each hand and the hood of his sweatshirt pulled up. It’s six in the morning and very cold. He’s put on twenty pounds since I last saw him and could be a laborer waiting for the gate to open at the construction site across the street. Now that he’s out of the Army …
 
Hmmmm... how best to describe Welsh actress Bettrys Jones? Known for her work at Shakespeare's Globe, the National Theatre, the Young Vic and Kneehigh to name but a few with productions of Wise Children, Hamlet, The Little Match Girl,The Tin Drum, Life of Galileo, We Want You to Watch, Edward II and War Horse, the TV series Skins and too many radio…
 
Shivam O'Brien is more than a friend, he's a brother, and like many brothers, sometimes there are misunderstandings and this deeply personal episode was the first time we had spoken in about 2 years, so what you're invited to listen to is the two of us reconnecting with a lot of laughter and a few tears after a long period of silence. Shivam is lik…
 
Claire Arrowsmith is my guest this week, raised in West Africa and Paris she was always destined to live outside of the box and in her role as an aid worker for the Red Cross she has spent time in North East Congo, Sudan, Syria and now Lebanon where she took time out to speak to me from Beirut. Last time I saw her was in Nepal where together we end…
 
Former arts editor and founding member of iconic 90's magazine Dazed & Confused, art curator, writer and consultant Mark Sanders played a key role in identifying the artistic revolution that was happening in London at the time and collaborated closely with Jake and Dinos Chapman, Barbara Kruger and Paul McCarthy. Here he takes time out to talk open…
 
Melissa Unger is a writer, artist, creative consultant and the founder & creative director of Seymour Projects, a not for profit, project-based collective committed to preserving human consciousness in an era increasingly dominated by technology, that envisions a future in which all human beings are aligned with their authentic selves and conscious…
 
Scottish Iranian actor Nick Karimi is known for his work in Macbeth, An Oak Tree, and Everyman at the National Theatre in London and War Horse in London's West End. He's appeared nationally in The Arabian Nights, A Tale of Two Cities, Lardo, The Hairy Ape, Titus Andronicus, The Magic Flute, Damascus Aleppo, Game of Life, I Was a Beautiful Day, Outw…
 
First show of the year and it's Freny Pavri, one of the most delightful, funny, intelligent, talented people I know, and in her own lovely way - quite bonkers. Freny, who's of Iranian descent and brought up in India and the UK, was raised in the Zoroastrian faith, of which I know very little other than so was Freddie Mercury, which hardly displays …
 
Aram Zarikian is a musician and teacher of creative technology at the Royal Academy of Music. That in itself is enough to impress me. Aram has worked internationally as a live and studio musician with various bands, orchestras and musical and theatre productions, appearing on stages of all sizes, as well as on radio and television. He’s been employ…
 
Nadège Nguyen is an actress and presenter of the Threads Radio Show. I'd never met her before we met to record this episode. A friend of a friend of friends, I'd seen an Instagram post she’d made about her struggles with mental wellbeing and was really impressed by her raw, unfiltered courage and willingness to break the societal taboos that routin…
 
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary... Cecil Beaton famously said that and it's a clarion cry could be attributed to any one of my guests, and John Williams is no exception. A senior …
 
Lebanese activist and former child star Youmna Chamcham is the founder of Live Love Beirut, the NGO she started in 2012 to share, celebrate and help the beauty of Lebanon. A designer, artist, storyteller and musician, she defines the term 'digital nomad', dividing her time between Beirut, LA, New York, Paris and Greece whilst indulging her passion …
 
Robert Crumb is a counterculture legend. Now aged 77 he remains a prolific artist who has contributed to many of the seminal works of the underground comix movement in the 1960s, including Zap Comix, the East Village Other and Weirdo , creating characters such as Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural and his cartoon strip Keep on Truckin' . In this episode…
 
Ma Anand Sheela was the spokeswoman of the Rajneesh movement (aka Osho movement) and star of the Netflix series Wild Wild Country. In 1986, she pleaded guilty to attempted murder and assault for her role in the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack. As the personal secretary of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh from 1981 through 1985, she managed the Rajneeshpuram…
 
Clive Hally taught art at Brynteg Comprehensive School in Bridgend, Wales for 36 years. During that time he sexually abused a great many pupils, one of whom was my friend Mark Woods who's courageous decision to go to the police lead to Hally finally being arrested at the age of 67. Mark, who is now 49, was a gifted and aspiring 15 year old artist w…
 
Three brilliant thinkers - Professor Stephen Hopgood, Professor of International Relations, SOAS, University of London, Mai Hua, French Vietnamese Feminist philosopher and film director, and Stephen Price, Broadcast Advisor and Consultant, Journalist and Author join me in the midst of political mayhem as the world waits to see the outcome of the 20…
 
Here's a rare opportunity for you - a chance to sit in on a conversation between me and my therapist Amadis Cammell where we discuss absent fathers (his was cult film director Donald Cammell, creator of my favourite film of all time, the proto-gangster movie Performance, starring Mick Jagger) spirituality, ancestry, music, rock and roll, beatniks, …
 
In what could possibly become a new feature, and in keeping with an occasional theme of inviting you inside the therapy room, I'm releasing this extra show where I share some thoughts and reflections from my work and what gets brought to my practice in these weirdest of times - I'll be looking at domestic violence, lockdown, creativity and the gene…
 
If you've ever read anything about the Vietnam War you'll have heard the name Tim Page. A near mythical, larger than life figure, known not just for his extraordinary art but also for his equally extraordinary, death defying personality and spirit. Having driven overland at the age of 17 to Southeast Asia, Page is the man upon whom Dennis Hopper ba…
 
It's one thing to go to war with a gun in your hand, a whole other thing to go armed only with a camera or a notepad. My own great grandfather was a stretcher bearer in WW1, and I've always been a huge admirer of those brave enough to go into battle with the purpose of helping others, and my next guest, James Brabazon, went with the intention of br…
 
The Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Jefferson Airplane, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Hunter S Thompson, the DEA, the FBI, Her Majesty's Prison Service and The Rolling Stones all in 90 minutes? All in one lifetime? How can this be possible? I don't know, but Kevin Barron is here to tell you how he lived through some of the wildest and most colourful times in …
 
Philippa Perry is the best selling author of Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy, How To Stay Sane: The School of Life and The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did). A respected psychotherapist, journalist and TV presenter, she is married to the artist Grayson Perry. A dear old friend and colle…
 
Mai Hua is the French Vietnamese film director of Les Rivieres and Meetings With Remarkable Men (soon to be released under the new title Make Me A Man). An established and highly influential beauty blogger, colour designer, artist and feminist author, she also happens to be my partner, confidante, collaborator and muse. Here's a little glimpse into…
 
Sam Roddick - fearless truth seeker and enemy of all things corrupt, I can't think of a better first ever guest to launch this podcast. Recorded in her garden on the cusp of lockdown join us as we discuss a multitude of subjects from Covid, sex, drugs, the food chain, misogyny, government and the perversion of power... Sam comes from good knife-thr…
 
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