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Tune in every week to Gorilla Position, the biggest and best WWE fancast in the UK! If you love the Sports Entertainment juggernaut, you will love GP; a show made for fans, by fans! Join us for news, views, event recaps, behind-the-scenes gossip, competitions, plus interviews with all the biggest Superstars in WWE! It’s an unmissable slice of WWE that takes you closer to the action than ever before!
 
Life is complicated, but we love simple answers. AI and robotics are changing the nature of work. Emojis change the way we write. Fossil Fuels were once the engine of progress, now we're in a race to change how we power the planet. We're constantly trying to save ourselves...from ourselves. This Anthro Life brings you smart conversations with humanity’s top makers and minds to make sense of it all. We dig into our creative potential through design, culture, and technology. Change your perspe ...
 
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TAL Correspondent Sara Schmieder brings us an all new interview about the power of cemetery restoration, race in the American South, and bringing legacy to light. Dr. Ryan Smith is a professor of religious history, material culture, and historic preservation at Virginia Commonwealth University. His latest book Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: …
 
In today’s episode Adam Gamwell and Astrid Countee are joined by multispecies anthropologist John Hartigan jr. John is an anthropology professor at the University of Texas at Austin. In his latest work, Shaving the Beasts: Wild Horses and Ritual in Spain, John studies the social lives of wild horses in Spain and Catalonia and the Spanish ritual dat…
 
Egads - what a pleasure it was for BALANCE to chat with the sort of chap you'd take home to meet your mum: the great Nikesh Patel. We chat Nikesh's life and career, diversity and much more - including Nikesh's insightful process for picking a project (something we can all be inspired by). Starstruck is out now on iPlayer See acast.com/privacy for p…
 
Say hello to your new favourite person: the great Jessie Mei Li. Jessie makes for warm and wonderful company as we chat her life, how she is an inspiration to so many and how she will continue to inspire. This makes for an incredibly powerful and very special episode. Shadow & Bone is out now on Netflix. And you can follow Jessie on Instagram here.…
 
Henry Lloyd-Hughes has a career to die for - but you wouldn't know it to spend time in his company. Henry has shone in hit after hit: Killing Eve, Les Miserables, The Pale Horse and, now, global smash The Irregulars on Netflix. Yet he somehow undercuts everything with winning self-deprecation. It was a pleasure to chat with Henry, who truly lifts t…
 
Madeleine Shaw is positive force of nature - listen for yourself. Talk about someone who has found their calling in life! Here, the wellbeing influencer, nutritional therapist and author talks about finding her calling, her work with BetterYou and much more. Feeling stressed or anxious? Madeleine's soothing tone will change all that. To find out mo…
 
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"Woooooo!" We chat with the greatest wrester of all time, an icon of the WWE and beyond, the Nature Boy: Ric Flair. At 72 years young, we meet a Ric who's - after years of very heavy living - putting on the brakes. We talk his remarkable life, the immense pride he has in his daughter Charlotte (who could well usurp his world record 16 world titles)…
 
Strap in for a strong contender for "loveliest person ever" - the incredibly talented Thaddea Graham. This rising star of the acting world is the lead in the new Netflix hit show The Irregulars. Set in Victorian England, this series follows a street gang who are enlisted by a certain Sherlock Holmes. But please be warned! This is a very different s…
 
We chat with one of Britain's best comedians: the great Jen Brister. Jen - a star of Live At The Apollo - talks candidly about parenthood, as well as her brilliant book The Other Mother, out now in paperback and also strongly recommended as audiobook. We would also recommend you catch Jen live whenever is legally possible - she's one of the best in…
 
BALANCE and Fora - The Flexible workplace platform reimagining the working day - have partnered to bring you the 'Amazing Lives' podcast. This is a live-streamed recording hosted by BBC Radio London's Jumoké Fashola, with special guest Antoinette Tuff, created and produced by Tim Arthur. Antoinette became an accidental hostage negotiator when a gun…
 
We chat with England cricket World Cup winner Alex Hartley. Alex talks candidly about a life in sport, and why sport is so important. The Lancashire star also talks about upcoming cricket tournament The Hundred. Alex also reveals more about The Hundred Rising - a new initiative providing opportunities for anyone wanting to perhaps break into sport …
 
Oscar Barrera is a Business Anthropologist based out of Veracruz, Mexico who brings a global mindset to helping businesses turn hurdles into opportunities for positive change. He is an expert in innovation, change management, and strategy. In this episode in partnership with Experience By Design podcast cohosts Adam Gamwell and Gary David dig into …
 
Omari Douglas is one of the most exiting acting talents around, following global smash It's A Sin. Here, we talk about how Omari did the hard yards on the stage, before landing the life-changing role of in Russell T Davies's masterpiece, currently available on All 4. Omari also shares what he went through while making the show, which continues to h…
 
The great Charlene McKenna is a multi-award-winning actor in Ireland and will now be even better-known to British audiences thanks to rollicking new thriller Bloodlands (Sundays, 9pm, BBC One). This immensely likable acting powerhouse has enjoyed huge success (and, as Charlene says, she's still only just getting started) and yet has had knockbacks …
 
Here's a tip if you're creative: keep your ears open. Stop to listen to the world around you. That might be trickier to do right now, but it could be on your lockdown walk, or in the supermarket or with your family. You never know what nuggets you might pick up. This is one of the gems we picked up from a heart-warming chat with US film producer, w…
 
One of BALANCE's favourite-ever episodes: the great Greg Rutherford. The multi-gold-medal-winning long-jumper here reveals some of the secrets of his success - while proving hilarious and heart-warming company. Greg is an ambassador for Alaska Seafood. To find out more, click here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Take a walk with anthropologist and consultant Grant McCracken and host Adam Gamwell, as they discuss Grant's new book The New Honor Code: A Simple Plan for Raising Our Standards and Restoring Our Good Names and dig into Grant's uncanny ability to excavate and weave together (American) culture, media, and storytelling, and pull out provocative insi…
 
We welcome the great Clara Amfo to the BALANCE podcast and what wonderful company she was too. We talk the magic of Beyonce, the importance of remaining grounded, getting through "Lockdown 3" and much more. Clara also reveals why she believes there's cause for optimism in the future. You can listen to Clara on Radio 1's iconic The Live Lounge here.…
 
Are you ready to meet your new favourite fitness influencer? Then strap in for the great Paul Olima. His new book Fit is out now and the book you need if you want to get, well, fit. Please find out more here. You can follow Paul on Instagram here and TikTok here. Paul proves refreshingly candid company as we chat all things fitness, sport and much …
 
In January 2021 armed rioters stormed the US Capitol in a harrowing and politically fomented insurrection. It was an apex of years of divisive and condemnable rhetoric and fear-mongering used to stoke insecurities and desperate action. How do we ensure this never happens again? Or how do we dismantle the social structures that feed hate, fear, and …
 
Rose Matafeo is one of the hottest comedians on the planet having won awards, recorded a stand-up special and chalked up a raft of TV and film appearances across the planet. The pride of New Zealand now stars in the superb Baby Done - exec produced by Taika Waititi - available to watch across digital platforms from 22 January. Rose plays Zoe, who b…
 
Our dear friends the BOSH! boys are BALANCE's first-ever repeat podcast guests - it's minor podcasting history for us here at BALANCE. The boys are on glorious form and share their tips for attempting veganism. Indeed, if you're trying Veganuary - or simply trying to be more vegan - then this is the episode for you. And even if you're not then it's…
 
We welcome one of the funniest acts on the stand-up circuit - Lloyd Griffith - to the BALANCE podcast. Lloyd is going on tour. When? Well, that's down to the ol' Panny D. We would strongly recommend getting a ticket for a night of belly laughs. Lloyd's site is here. Lloyd is on very candid form as he talks anxiety, mental health, what life is REALL…
 
Language warning. We use the word sh*t a lot in this episode, since it is, in fact all about poop. To wrap up this crappy, some may even say shitty year, host Adam Gamwell and intern Elizabeth Smyth discuss the origin of the word shit, how the way we defecate is culturally constructed, what our poop reveals about us, and so much more in this New Ye…
 
Hello you and welcome to the 2020 goodbye episode of Gorilla Position! On this end-of-year farewell, James Delow, The Man They Call Skillit and Kevin Clifton talk WWE TLC predictions, the issues of modern day wrestling creative, the highlights of the year, plus all the action - good, bad and ugly - from this week's RAW, SmackDown and NXT. Sit back,…
 
On this week's Gorilla Position, James Delow and Kevin Clifton break down all the latest WWE action including RAW and SmackDown, plus Sunday night's hugely enjoyable NXT TakeOver: WarGames. The boys also chat the genius of Bret Hart, wrestling styles across the brands, a returning Goldberg and Roux Rollins VS Mo Moxley...?! Sit back, relax and get …
 
On this week's Gorilla Position, NXT UK Heritage Cup winner A-Kid calls in for a chat, plus James Delow and Kevin Clifton remember the legend that is Pat Patterson, and talk through Kevin Owens' return to the main event scene, the end of Retribution, possible title matches at WrestleMania, Rhea Ripley's 2020, plus NXT War Games build-up! Sit back, …
 
In this episode we meet Dr. Stan Thangaraj, an anthropology professor at the City College of New York whose research includes immigration in the U.S, being interviewed by Vyjayanthi Vadrevu, a business anthropologist and ethnographer. Together, the two discuss basketball, community, identity, race relations and so much more. Stay tuned with us as y…
 
On this week's Gorilla Position, NXTUK Heritage Cup finalist Trent Seven calls in to talk the UK scene, working without fans and the difference it really makes, plus backstage jokes about talents' 'go-to promo lines', plus James Delow and Kevin Clifton chat the Survivor Series post-show edition of RAW, the lacklustre women's division, Drew's next o…
 
Download our Survivor Series reaction special of Gorilla Position right now to hear James Delow and Kevin Clifton break down all the action from the ThunderDome, Undertaker's final farewell, Drew and Roman's epic main event, plus the highs & lows from a night of 'brand supremacy'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
On this week's Gorilla Position, 'voice of WWE' Michael Cole comes on to talk The Undertaker's 30th anniversary at this Sunday's Survivor Series, his 24 year career with the company, Vince McMahon in his ears on commentary, plus favourite moments behind the desk. Plus, James Delow & Kevin Clifton chat Roman's Empire, Rollins VS Murphy, Monday Night…
 
On this week's Gorilla Position, former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston comes on the show, plus James Delow and Kevin Clifton talk RAW issues, Undertaker interactions, Celtic Warriors, Lana's streak & the greatness of Friday nights! Download now and get yourself into the Gorilla Position! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Do you have a sense of how much time you spend each day on social media and smartphone? Whether you can live with them or you can't live with them, we know for most of us, these are ingrained parts of our everyday lives. In this episode, we will uncover the life in the age of social media and smartphones, featuring Dr. Daniel Miller and Georgiana M…
 
On this week's Gorilla Position, former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia talks her career with WWE and her all new Chasing Glory series on the WWE Network. Plus James Delow and Kevin Clifton break down the NXTUK war between Ilja Dragunov and Walter, plus the hits and misses from RAW, SmackDown & NXT! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in…
 
We're back, beebee! And what a way to return: one of the icons of the personal development world: Rhonda Byrne. We cover so much in this memorable episode: Rhonda's global breakthrough via Oprah Winfrey, the way Rhonda's work continues to change lives and, of course, her fabulous new film The Secret: Dare To Dream. To the uninitiated, Rhonda is the…
 
Welcome back to Gorilla Position, the biggest and best WWE podcast in the UK. On this week's show James Delow and Ash Rose breakdown all the action from Monday Night RAW and NXT's Halloween Havoc special, plus Big E chats New Day break up, SmackDown creative and loads more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
What a night in the ThunderDome! Download this brand new episode of Gorilla Position as James Delow and a returning Skillit breakdown all the action from WWE's Hell in a Cell 2020 pay-per-view and why the opening match of the show was one of the best bits of television the company has ever produced! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inf…
 
A special bonus edition of Gorilla Position ahead of tomorrow night's Hell in a Cell PPV. James Delow is joined on the line by Roman Reigns' 'Special Counsel' Paul Heyman. Paul talks HIAC, his relationship with 'The Tribal Chief', WWE ThunderDome, Drew McIntyre VS Tyson Fury & more. Download now! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
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