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Sobriety. It is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Sobriety is why I am here living the life I am today. Every podcast will show a piece of how anyone struggling can indeed get their life back even when one thinks that there is no way possible from drug or alcohol addiction. I once had everything, achieving my lifetime goal of becoming a professional freestyle Moto-X rider for over 20 years. I was Living the rockstar life, traveling the world, riding my dirt bike in front of thousa ...
 
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“I was astonished by the experience of standing there, where the two oceans met. I knew at that very moment this would be my concept: the meeting of worlds". Okwui Enwezor.For centuries, the art establishment had been defined and dictated by predominantly white, wealthy, western critics and curators. Then in the early 90’s a young man who was born …
 
Comedian Andy Lee joins us to chat cricket and his role as Chief Hydration Officer with the Melbourne Stars, Facing Lasith Malinga in the Nets, Bowling to Glenn Maxwell, Cricket matches His Xl vs his Brother Xl in the Smash Ashes, Pete Handscomb announces his move to Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL, We chat the England v Australia T20 series Andy pick…
 
Ernie Bevin led an extraordinary life. Born in Somerset in 1881, his father is unknown and his mother died when he was eight. He left his job as a farm labourer age 11 and moved to Bristol, where he helped to found the Transport and General Worker's Union. He was Churchill's Labour minister in the wartime cabinet, and heavily involved in postwar re…
 
We wrap up the England and Pakistan Test series King Jimmy Anderson first fast bowler to 600 test wickets Zak Crawley incredible 257 Coaching news in Australia MS Dhoni's retirement and impact on Indian cricket The finisher Michael Bevan finishes on Tv's Reality show the Masked Singer Comedian Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann chooses his "Like to have a Bee…
 
Bearded, profoundly deaf and somewhat eccentric, Tsiolkovsky's theoretical work means he is, for many, the "father of space travel". He died in 1935, and so never saw his research come to fruition. To discuss Tsiolkovsky's life and achievements, Matthew Parris is joined by Peter Frankopan, Professor of Global History at Oxford and author of the int…
 
“We’re talking here about a woman who was Mexican, dark skinned, disabled and queer, who produced art and didn’t allow her disabilities to define her. She defined who she was on her own terms," says Circe Henestrosa, co curator of Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up.Circe joins Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist in discussion about the Mexican art…
 
Pete Handscomb wraps up England thrilling Test win over Pakistan We catch up with the always entertaining Aussie opener Marcus Harris Thoughts on The "Test” Doco, Coping with Starting outside the team 2019 Ashes series, How hard it was to adjust to coming in mid series 2019 Ashes then in facing rampant Eng attack including Stuart Broad and Joffra A…
 
Collingwood premiership player and Life member and Pakenham Upper Yabbies Cricket Club's Legendary inswinging Quick TYSON GOLDSACK is our Guest He chats the 2010 Grand Final replay win and celebrations , Kicking the first goal, The disappointment of being dropped for the first GF, Setbacks form illness and injuries,His guide to surviving collingowo…
 
September 1943, and German troops have just landed in gliders to rescue Benito Mussolini from the mountain resort where he was being held. “I knew my friend Adolf Hitler would not desert me,” he said later. But Mussolini died before the end of the war, shot and then strung up with his mistress in Milan. Who was this man, and is he still relevant to…
 
Aussie batsman and Victorian captain Pete Handscomb is co hosting, We chat lockdown training for cricketers Englands series win over West Indies, Former Australian opener Chris “Bucky” Rogers is our guest , He chats presenting Pete with his Baggy Green , Being a one Test wonder for five years, Changing states from WA to Victoria, The Victorian Shie…
 
Catch up with crime reporter and English cricket fan John "Sly" Silvester Review England''s 2nd Test win against the West Indies Why he supports English cricket Ben Stokes cricket What is Englands best attack Dan Christian chats all things T20 cricket and Indigenous cricket His golfing challenge v Glenn Maxwell See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
 
John Davison made an overnight name for himself, stunning the West Indies team the quickest World Cup 100 ever in 2003 world cup But we talk his cricketing journey from NSW, state cricket in Victoria and then SA and then predominately as spin bowler voted in by one vote to opening the batting in the2003 World Cup tournament Nearly went home to play…
 
Sara Wheeler first read Sybille Bedford in her early twenties, and discovered a dazzling writer. The book she read was called A Visit to Don Otavio. It's set in Mexico, a country Bedford wanted to visit because of its 'long nasty history in the past and as little present history as possible.' Born Sybille von Schoenebeck in 1911 in Germany, she liv…
 
When Sally Phillips first saw Myrna Loy, she burst into tears. It was in a film called The Best Years of Our Lives, about three veterans returning to their wives after World War Two. Myrna Loy was most famous for the Thin Man series, and she also played voluptuous baddies in flicks like The Mask of Fun Manchu. But it's not just her screen career th…
 
Victoria Wood grew up in a bungalow high up on the moors in Lancashire. The rooms were partitioned off with plywood, and she loved to play the piano on her own. She became the biggest comedy star in the UK, writing, directing, acting, and winning BAFTAS for being funny, and being serious too. Nominating the star of Wood and Walters, Dinnerladies an…
 
Ursula le Guin was born in California in 1929. Her books - including A Wizard of Earthsea and The Left Hand of Darkness - have been described as masterpieces but she battled prejudice all her life from the literary elite. Choosing her because she loves both Ursula's books and who she was is the British musician Kate Stables. She's speaking to Matth…
 
Isolation update families, fitness, music and Tiger King T20 World Cup champion Jess jonassen is our guest Chat the Final v India, crowd, the game and how Katy Perry celebration came about The changing of momentum through the tournament White line fever Her off field study Hodgey fires up in Socal media Self Promotion Retro Book review and potentia…
 
"One of the best things a children's writer can do is to implant sign posts in childhood to things that are good, and to the small pleasures that will get you through life" Frank Cottrell-Boyce Tove Jansson was born in Helsinki in 1914. An artist, illustrator and writer she became best known as the creator of The Moomins, the little white trolls wh…
 
Jason Gillespie talks UK cricket isolations dilemma's Changing world and cricket landscape since the Womens T20 World Cup Sheffield Shield X Steve O Keefe Retires Reviewing the Test documentary We go thru our best ever Captains, bowlers, Batsman and keepers etc Our Guide to the Victorian cricket team one day win playing in shorts in 1994/95 A big n…
 
When Andi Oliver first read Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye' she felt as though someone climbed inside her head. Morrison's books saved her life - both emotionally and cerebrally. The author, editor and college professor Toni Morrison chronicled the lives of African-Americans in novels such as 'Beloved', 'Sula' and 'Song of Solomon'. She once said …
 
From Kansas City to New York, young Charlie Parker conquered the world of jazz.. He was famous during his life, and even more famous after he died aged 34. He's nominated here by former health minister, home secretary and chancellor of the exchequer, Kenneth Clarke. Together with Richard Williams and Val Wilmer, Ken recounts what made Bird great, a…
 
Bill Bailey has not just travelled in naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace's footsteps, he's crazy about him too. "I love him, I really do." Wallace is best known for what used to be known as the Wallace-Darwin theory of evolution. When he died in 1913, the New York Times called him the last of the 'giants belonging to that wonderful group of intellec…
 
What makes a brilliant politician? What should motivate them? Does having a faith help? Broadcaster and writer Jeremy Paxman chooses the seventh earl of Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley-Cooper. a Victorian politician whose numerous and wide-ranging social reforms transformed working and living conditions for impoverished children, miners and chimney-swe…
 
In the early summer of 1945, Lee Miller sent a telegram back to London about what she had seen in the Nazi death camps. “I implore you to believe this is true,” she wrote. Her employers were Vogue magazine. How did a famous beauty like Miller end up covering the war?Her extraordinary life and the images she left, most famously posing in Hitler's ba…
 
"It's absolutely joyous, one of the highlights of my career!" Peter Oborne on being joined by Martin Jarvis, the man who brings Just William to life.Journalist Oborne is nominating both William Brown and his creator, Richmal Crompton. She wrote 39 multi-million selling books, and her delight in William is clear to hear in the archive. Other contrib…
 
Fiona Shaw, BAFTA award-winning star of Killing Eve, joins Matthew Parris to explore the life of one of history's most remarkable actresses whose name has slipped from public memory. She inspired Stanislavski's 'method', changed Chekhov's mind about acting, and took Chaplin's breath away - the nineteenth-century performer, Eleonora Duse. Kirsten Sh…
 
1.20 -Preview of 4th Ashes Test Changes And Banter, 3.40- The Aussies best attack, 8.45 - Flashback to Ashes 2005 and Rick Ponting’s run out by super sub Gary Pratt, 10.45- English team and How does Joe Root use Joffra Archer, 17.10- How will Steve Smith recover from Archer bouncer, 21.32- Tugga is back. Steve Waugh back as Aussie team mentor, 26.2…
 
Psychotherapist Philippa Perry nominates the Italian educator and doctor Maria Montessori, who revolutionised children's education. Montessori schools exist today in over 170 countries. They are defined by a child-centred approach to learning, nurturing independence and individuality in children as young as three years old. In Philippa Perry’s work…
 
Ramsay Macdonald, Labour's first Prime Minister, chosen by Shaun Ley.In 1931 Ramsay MacDonald went to see the king in order to resign. George V persuaded him to stay, and a story of party betrayal began. Broadcaster Shaun Ley and journalist Anne Perkins pick though events that have a contemporary ring as the political class of the thirties struggle…
 
From acting in Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek to restoring dozens of period properties and touring India for TV, the actress Caroline Quentin loves variety. When she discovered the life of the playwright and architect Sir John Vanbrugh, she found a kindred spirit. Jonathan Glancey, architectural critic and broadcaster, joins Caroline and pre…
 
Laura Marling, folk singer-songwriter, nominates the first female psychoanalyst, Lou Andreas-Salomé.Laura has been unravelling the mysteries of Russian-born Lou Andreas-Salomé ever since she came across her name in the biography of the poet, Rainer Maria Rilke. She'd never heard of Salomé's name but discovered she was Rilke's literary mentor for ye…
 
All things Lords Test, The Lord’s experience as a player tradition, slope and the lunch, Jofra Archers Tests debut, How to get Steven Smith out, Changes to both teams, Matthew Elliott 1997 Ashes hero talks, Matty talks about being Beaten and bruised for Baggy Green at the Edgbaston Test, Scoring a 112 at Lords, Batting with under the pump captain M…
 
Hodgey and myself dissect the First Ashes Test, Steven Smith's greatness, Matty Wades comeback The Aussie quicks, Lyon v ALi mismatch, England's batting woes, Will Joffra Archer turn this Ashes on its head, Neutral umpires, Poll Question Who is the best Aussie bat since Bradman?, New names in the Social Media Self Promotion award, Swedish cricket u…
 
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