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A Wonderbox is a place where you keep little reminders of what makes life worth living. Each week Russell will chat to a special guest about what they’d keep in their Wonderbox, recounting the most memorable and funniest moments of their lives.
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What are the issues that men spend a lifetime avoiding talking about? This is the show that gets men talking about them. With a mix of humour and serious conversation, each week Russell Kane and his panel of guests dig deep into the inner recesses of male insecurity - from group holidays to mental health, body hair to Brexit, it's thoughtful, surprising, laugh-out-loud funny, and above all, it makes you think.Subscribe now for free. New episodes every Thursday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com ...
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Promising to transform your understanding and approach towards physical activity in primary care, The Movement Prescription podcast is a treasure trove of insights. The Royal College of GP's Lifestyle and Physical Activity Champions, Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi, Dr Callum Leese and Dr Suzy Scarlett, are here to paint a picture that moves away from rigorous exercises and lays focus on the importance of re-introducing movement into our daily lives. We have a line-up of exceptional guests offering th ...
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Spirit Studios & Russell Kane

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Join Russell and his celebrity panel as they unpack the emotional baggage that men spend their lives avoiding. With no topic off the table, Russell and his guests explore all the uncomfortable and anxiety inducing conversations that usually make men run for the door by doing what blokes do best - make daft jokes about them. Are men biologically more reckless? Are women naturally more assertive than men? Should all men wear a watch? Thought provoking, insightful and laugh out loud funny, Man ...
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A weekly podcast that challenges stigma associated with mental health, often through the lens of skateboarding and art culture. Episodes drop every Sunday, so hit the follow/subscribe button to get notified. Hosted by Shannon Farrugia
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James Haskell is facing an existential crisis. Since retiring as an international rugby star, he has become a ubiquitous personality, shape-shifting week-to-week from elite athlete to reality TV star, DJ, podcaster, author, MMA fighter, influencer and pundit. While James adapts to rapid-onset fatherhood, he is looking for his final form. In Haskell's opinion, the common thread running through his many post-rugby ventures is his unique brand of ‘comedy’... which brings us here. Amuse Douche p ...
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A comedy podcast from Radio 1, showcasing the brightest and best new comedy talent. There will be box sets ranging from 4-6 episodes, with a new episode available every Monday.
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Sparky chatter and peformances from top comedians, plus insightful analysis from Guardian critics. Featuring the best acts rom the Edinburgh Festival 2009. Recorded live every day at the Gilded Balloon, hosted by Miles Jupp and featuring last year's if.comedy best newcomer Sarah Millican
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In times of crisis, we all need some optimism and positivity. That time is now. Sarah-Jane Mee hosts the weekly podcast which focuses on the good news emerging from the coronavirus pandemic. Community projects, uplifting moments and local heroes. Sarah-Jane talks to ordinary people doing extraordinary things, proving that we really are #InThisTogether
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The Paul Mort Talks Sh*t podcast was created August 13th 2020 after much request to meet the high demand that there was for guests to come and "shoot the sh*t". This laid-back, conversational approach to podcasting allows the authenticity and rawness of personal journeys through life, from both host and guests, to shine through and resonate with the masses.
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Ask Fred Sirieix (First Dates) to sum up his attitude to life, and he’ll say ‘Oh Là Là!’ To him, the phrase encapsulates what Socrates said, ‘the meaning of life is about the pursuit of virtue’. So for Oh Là Là! the podcast, Fred wants to explore what makes his guests say the phrase – and to find out what drives and motivates them as they pursue happiness, love and laughter.
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1 in 4 people experience mental health problems every year – half of them say that isolation and shame is worse than the condition itself. In Open Mind, Frankie Bridge opens up about her ongoing journey from her breakdown to her breakthroughs, and invites her guests to share their own experiences with mental health. In opening up about her battles, Frankie hopes to help a generation of people to be more open about their mental health. Speak out. Ask for help. And be helped. Open Mind, the po ...
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Superstar couple James Haskell and Chloe Madeley are today's modern agony aunts. Each week they will give their own unique perspective on what it's really like to be in a relationship - from bedroom antics, to PDA's, to life in a relationship during lockdown and beyond. Send us your questions, comments and stories on @CouplesQuarantinePod or cqquestions@jameshaskell.org for James and Chloe to answer. And don't be shy - send us your juiciest stories, your other half's most annoying habits or ...
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Jess Phillips MP has always been a prolific letter writer and knows more than most the power of putting words to paper. In the middle of a pandemic that was claiming the lives of so many of her constituents and their loved ones, Jess was inspired to write her husband and children a letter telling them how much she loved them. So in Yours Sincerely, Jess is giving her guests a chance to celebrate three people that mean the world to them. Someone they love… someone who’s no longer around … and ...
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Football and feminism are both huge parts of our culture and everyday lives, but rarely have they been brought together and forced to get along.In this podcast, comedian and feminist activist Grace Campbell, and her father, that well-known guy from politics, Alastair Campbell, bring Grace’s obsession of feminism, and Alastair’s obsession of football together to create what they hope is a fun and thought provoking podcast.Each week they’ll be joined by people from varying industries to chat f ...
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An unashamedly Jewish comedy chat show where all are welcome! Jew Talkin' To Me? is hosted by award winning comedians, Rachel Creeger and Philip Simon, and produced by Russell Balkind. Each show features two guests from the entertainment industry sharing their views on a variety of topics connected to modern Jewish life in a secular world, as well as their memories of growing up Jewish. Both Philip and Rachel are well known as Jewish comedians on both the mainstream and community circuit and ...
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Russell Kane joins Russell in an all-Russell Wonderbox. And it takes in so much; why English people have such trouble dancing with freedom, some serious advice on making home curry taste like takeaway curry and just so many fascinating little pockets of information and chatter in this one. A podcast that just keeps giving. Russell Kane has just set…
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Stand-up comedian Fatiha El Ghorri is in the studio to talk Russell through her Wonderbox offerings, including ramadan, baby fat and birds in the wind. It’s a fascinating chat that covers Moroccan family life, and what it’s like being a female Muslim comedian in the UK. It's a lot of fun; Fatiha doesn't hold back. Fatiha is currently working on her…
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It's Seann Walsh! One of the most naturally talented comics of his generation, Seann tells us about choosing his flat so that he could still get to QPR while hungover. He explains why Blink 182 mean so much to him. And he reveals some of the people who were most helpful after the grisly business of Strictly. You want more Seann? You got it. He's to…
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When I sat down with Kane Horsepool, the artist also known as Trait, we didn't just talk art; we ventured into the depths of personal growth, the struggle for authenticity, and the profound effects of integrating one's deepest values with creative pursuits. Kane’s candid reflections on mental health, his commitment to being a present husband and fa…
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Geoff Norcott, Felicity Ward and Sophie Duker debate - wearing a crown, or going down? Taking in Geoff's hatred of dressing gowns, how it's a difficult time to be an ugly Ryan, and who the panel would allow to tap cigarette ash into their palm. Producer Sally HeavenEvil Genius with Russell Kane is a BBC Audio Bristol production for BBC Radio 4 and …
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Beloved voice of radio Shaun Keaveny is this week’s Wonderbox guest and he chooses some belters to box up for posterity. Shaun tells some amazing stories; about being backstage with Dave Grohl, about his own band ‘Mosque’, and Russell and Shaun share memories about being the least cool people at BBC Radio 6 Music. Shaun has transitioned from radio …
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Tune in to this week's episode as Hussain sits down with Chrissie Wellington, the Health and Wellbeing Lead at parkrun UK, to delve into the incredible phenomenon that is parkrun. Many of you will know Chrissie as the greatest female long distance triathlete of all time, winning a mind boggling 4 Ironman world titles! They discuss the importance of…
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At 60, John's tale is one of enduring passion, a chronicle that zigzags the drainage ditches of Blacktown to his personal vert ramp, with detours into the realms of music, friendship, skate shops, and even the glittering world of jewellery. This episode promises a rich tapestry of stories that reveal the heart and soul of skateboarding through gene…
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It’s Paul Chowdhry this week. The dead-pan British Asian comedy sensation sits down with Russell and selects some topics to chat about that vaguely might represent items for the Wonderbox if you look at them carefully in the right light. Paul tells a story about getting mugged whilst holding a gearstick, and Russell explains why acting up in school…
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Russell and Jon are reunited from their time years ago hosting BBC Radio 6 Music shows together and as you might expect it’s a great episode. Jon and Russell disagree about the need to rehabilitate a happy old woman, Jon waxes lyrical about a wild-west themed pub. He then praises a man who threatened a crowd with a hand grenade. It’s a lot of fun a…
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Buckle up for a soul-stirring session as former sponsored skateboarder and current World Skate judge Russell Grundy takes us through a mind-expanding traverse of the skatepark known as life. Russell unveils his own version of that profound connection between the skate life and personal growth. We explore the emotional richness of scaling the peaks …
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Are you a cold water convert? Or still not sure? Regardless, join us for a conversation with Rachel Ashe, the Founder of Mental Health Swims. In this short episode, we talk swimming (in both hot and colder water) and the power of community to improve and empower mental health. Produced using funding from NHS Tayside Educational Fund and the British…
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James and Clair Buckley join Russell to preserve their best memories in the Wonderbox. It’s quite a ride. James explains why a man would need five barbecues. Clair explains why five barbecues is too many for anyone. The highlight is probably a story about saving Sonic the Hedgehog from a drugs gang. Sounds implausible but it’s true. Get in there. J…
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Sophie Duker, Felicity Ward and Geoff Norcott decide whether the yellow patriarch is Duff Beer or just duff. Also, what do Geoff Norcott and Homer have in common, and what would a Gen Z Homer sound like? Producer Sally HeavenEvil Genius with Russell Kane is a BBC Audio Bristol production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds…
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One of the most iconic voices of the 21st century is with us - the inimitable Iain Stirling! He takes an hour off his busy Love Island voice-over schedule to fill his Wonderbox. Iain lifts the lid on what it’s like behind the scenes in Spain when Love Island is being filmed, he tells Russell about his surprising past as a lawyer (!?) and reveals wh…
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As I sat down with Tim Levinson, the artist known as Urthboy, I felt the anticipation of unearthing the layers that compose the vibrant tapestry of the music industry. The Managing Director of Elefant Traks and a pivotal figure in Australian Hip-Hop, Tim lays bare his artistic journey, from scribbling poetry in the Blue Mountains as a child, to co-…
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Desiree Burch, Josh Jones and Sara Barron - will their final thought on the chat show host be evil? Or genius? Plus, why does Desiree have Jerry Springer dolls? And what did Jeremy Kyle say about Josh's shirt? Producer Sally Heaven. Evil Genius with Russell Kane is a BBC Audio Bristol production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds…
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Join me as I sit down with the remarkably knowledgeable Jim Turvey, skate historian and zine aficionado, for a captivating exploration of the gritty heart of Australian skate culture. In a storytelling tapestry weaved with personal anecdotes and historical threads, Jim takes us on a ride through the pivotal moments of his life, starting with his fa…
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Are you ready to get on your bike and ride? Tune in to our latest podcast featuring cycling legend Mark Beaumont (redefining what is possible on two wheels), and Angus Rodney from Love 2 Ride (the home of cycling encouragement) which we hope will have you dusting off your cycling gear to rediscover the childhood mischief to be had on two wheels. A …
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It’s the brilliant John Kearns filling his Wonderbox this week. John goes deep, educating Russell on the delights of being on your own scoffing a YumYum, and has the Wonderbox not only filled, but being held by football commentator Jonathan Pearce. You’ll have to listen to find out what it’s all about, and I recommend you do. John is one of the gre…
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Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger & Philip Simon for their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish, produced by Russell Balkind. This week we're joined by multi award winning TV producer and playwright, creator of shows including Mock The Week and Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Dan Patterson! Subscribe to our Patreon: @JewTalkin Facebook:…
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When life knocks you down, how do you pull yourself back up? Sid Tapia, the artist and skateboarder with a story that stitches together the fabric of resilience, faith, and creativity knows all about that. Join us as Sid opens up about the nexus of his art and skateboarding, revealing how injuries became his motivation to maintain peak physical con…
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Hollywood star Jameela Jamil is in the studio with Russell this week selecting items from her life for the Wonderbox, and it’s a real treat. Jameela tells some truly exceptional stories, the highlights being when she was caught eating all the ice cream in a video shop, and an incredible story about bumping into Dustin Hoffman with five steaks betwe…
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The one and only Darren (Rudolph) Stapleton joins myself, and this week's co-host, Ti Coleing for an in-depth exchange about his life so far. A trailblazer of the street skating scene from the late 80s, Darren unpacks his journey from Ho Ho's to guitar riffs, and what it was like to witness the cultural revolution that propelled street skating into…
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This episode we are joined by Craig Blain from Move Consulting where we discuss how we can successfully deliver physical activity projects in primary care. His breath of experience and knowledge has meant he has lead and been involved in numerous physical activity projects working with a number of stakeholders. Key points discussed: - Importance of…
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This week's Wonderbox belongs to Babatunde Aleshe, star of I'm a Celeb and Celebrity Gogglebox. Babatunde gives Russ some pointers on becoming a Grime MC, how to catch a fainting believer in church and tells Russell who he's stayed in touch with from the jungle (spoiler alert: it's not Matt Hancock). If you want more Babatunde then you're in luck, …
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Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger & Philip Simon for their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish, produced by Russell Balkind. This week we're joined by Canadian comedian, actor and coach, Mike Sheer Subscribe to our Patreon: @JewTalkin Facebook: @JewTalkin Twitter: @JewTalkin Instagram: @JewTalkin Lots more fantastic episodes wait…
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Robin Morgan, Gráinne Maguire and Athena Kugblenu ask: you OK, hun? Was Attila all that bad? Is a spike up the bum really the worst way to go, which is the best Hun gadget, and why is Gráinne such a fangirl? Producer Sally HeavenEvil Genius with Russell Kane is a BBC Audio Bristol production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds…
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Fin Taylor takes time away from being a bloody good stand-up and internet sensation to sit down with Russell and whack his belongings into the Wonderbox. Fin goes on a voyage of self-discovery, uncovering some very traditional tastes (don't worry that's not a euphemism for 'he discovers he's a racist'), followed by a fairly in-depth discussion on b…
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Embark on a journey with the enigmatic James McMillan, where we sweat under the Mullumbimby sun, surrounded by the verdure of sprawling cow pastures, and discuss the vibrant world of art, and surfing. James, an artist, author, and the mastermind behind the thriving Byron Bay Surf Festival, delves into life since our last exchange back in 2021 - whi…
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Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger & Philip Simon for their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish, produced by Russell Balkind. This week we're joined by BAFTA award-winning broadcaster, vocal coach, leadership coach and campaigner, Carrie Grant Subscribe to our Patreon: @JewTalkin Facebook: @JewTalkin Twitter: @JewTalkin Instagram:…
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Join us for a conversation with Dr Edney Boston-Griffiths as we talk about physical activity and cardiovascular health. Edney is a consultant in interventional cardiology with a passion for physical activity and lifestyle medicine. With hypertension and hypercholesteremia management in primary-care fairly bread and butter we delve deeper into the s…
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When Jed Smith sat across from me in Byron Bay, the air was thick with stories of transformation and the hum of cicadas. Our conversation swept from the tangible - dietary shifts post-concussion, to the profound - the interplay of meditation and psychedelics on our mental landscapes. Jed, returning for his third candid exchange, peels back the laye…
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New York-based comedy star Mark Normand sits down with Russell to tell us what gets him going. Mark is an exceptional stand-up from out of New Orleans, called the 'best young up-and-coming comic' by none other than Jerry Seinfeld. Mark opens spicy by talking Russell through a trip to a Berlin sex club, explains the majesty of skateboarding; the pun…
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I'm stoked to bring you a conversation with Chad Caruso, a dude who embodies what it means to push yourself to the limits. Chad's story is a wild ride from the streets of New York to the Guinness Book of World Records, and he doesn't just tell his story; he inspires us to redefine our own limits. This episode has us cruising down memory lane and th…
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Maisie Adam, Stevie Martin and Johnny Cochrane prise open the coffin to assess the undead legend in the cold light of day. Superhero powers, seductive charm and also looks great in a cape. Genius, surely? Producer: Beth O’DeaEvil Genius with Russell Kane is a BBC Audio Bristol production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds…
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Roisin Conaty tells Russell about the things she loves the most in the world, and commits them to her Wonderbox. Roisin tells us about having an existential crisis inside an inflatable doughnut, how a curry opened her eyes, and why as a child she got Pat Sharpe's haircut. Roisin's sitcom GameFace is still available to watch on Channel 4's website. …
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Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger & Philip Simon for their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish, produced by Russell Balkind. This week we're putting out a sort of holding episode reflecting on life as a British Jew since the terrorist attacks of 7th October in which over 1200 Israelis were killed and more than 200 hostages taken …
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Greg Davies and Russell sit down to discuss the most precious items in Greg's life. As you might expect from one of the world's greatest storytellers, it's an absolute cracker. You'll get tales about when Greg pretended to die, when a tree spoke to him and Greg tells the story of why he started stand-up comedy in the first place. It's tremendous fr…
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Join Suzy in conversation with Duncan Galbraith, the founder of World Walking (https://worldwalking.org/), as he explains the story behind the movement that has walked to the moon. Produced using funding from NHS Tayside Educational Fund and the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Find us at https://themovementprescription.co.uk/…
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Recorded in sunny Los Angeles, Russell sits down with one of Philadelphia's hottest stand-ups, Clint Coley. Clint takes Russell through his extensive collection of rare music, Russell takes Clint on a tour of UK accents and they both get deep into a conversation about killer rats. Clint has self-released his special on YouTube. This means you get t…
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Have you ever tried to break bad-habits or make new ones, only to fail? For me new years resolutions often act as a painful reminder! In this podcast with behavioural economist, Noemi Molnar, we explore the science behind behaviour that shapes our decision making processes. Using this she provides some hints and tips we can use to help get our pati…
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Rising comedy star Maddie Wiener and Russell meet up in New Yeawk and chat about what it's like on the comedy circuit over there. The conversation then takes an unexpected but hugely entertaining turn when Maddie chooses to put Wilbur the syphilitic rabbit into the Wonderbox. That springboards us into a chat about the pros and cons about dropping y…
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