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Don't Tell Me The Score is the podcast that uses sport to explore life's bigger questions. Each week Simon Mundie sits down with an expert, from the biggest sporting names in the world to former Buddhist monks, neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers. They discuss a theme that tells us something insightful about life and how best to live it, from the importance of self-acceptance, to facing addiction and developing resilience - right through to getting your circadian rhythms in sync ...
 
Russ Grazier, co-founder of the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, hosts visiting artists, musicians and mentors in casual conversations about finding their way into the arts, sharing their art with others, and their lives outside of performing and creating. PMAC faculty lead off each episode with a true story from their creative and colorful lives.
 
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The importance of separating our self-worth and sense of who we are from what we do. As one of Britain's best swimmers, Siobhan-Marie's sense of self-worth was often bound up with her performance in the pool. When she recorded the third fastest time in history at Rio 2016, she was on cloud nine, but when her times slipped she felt like she was a fa…
 
We at Hogcast: Speedy Delivery are proud to present Hogcast Direct: a tantalizing first look at the hottest goofs and gaffs coming to the Hogcast in the near future. Notes: Alan’s neutral special, the Catscratch Mech, Leguizamo Toons, Mars needs John Carter, Nostalgia Critic Ken Burns Doc, Pleakley Minute, the Jollibee, Pizza Veritas, Sonic negotia…
 
The power of embracing a cause bigger than yourself. The qualities associated with being selfless include generosity, kindness, thoughtfulness and a sense of humility. Former England captain Lewis "Mad Dog" Moody is someone who has embodied selflessness throughout his life, on the pitch and off it. Connection is one of his top values, which has all…
 
Why resisting and battling uncomfortable thoughts and feelings doesn't work, but acceptance and self-compassion does. Dr. Russ Harris is the world's best-know teacher of Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) Experiencing emotions like anxiety is entirely normal. It is part of the human experience. If you DIDN'T experience them, then there may be …
 
Why learning to face uncomfortable feelings is vital for our wellbeing. Clarke Carlisle, once crowned "Britain's brainiest footballer", has had well publicised mental health difficulties and issues with drink and gambling. He believes his issues with drink, gambling and other activities stemmed from an inability to sit with painful emotions. In thi…
 
Everyone has had the experience of being 'in flow' - but what about being able to create it during the exact moment you've trained your life for? Goldie is an Olympic medalist in the javelin and was Britain's top thrower for a decade. In this episode we reflect on some of the implications and possible lessons that came up during the 'philosophy of …
 
It's finally here: the debut of our sexy new vcaster (virtual podcaster) outfits. Time to kick back and imagine a sexy catboy and a weird little bowling pin man Notes: Our new costume reveals, libertarian prog, Cracked guys, Mark Mothersbaugh Day, T levels of Nickelodeon dads, American Darling in the Franxx, Broom Kid, Under the Cheese, the Center …
 
The main battle we all face is with our self - even when you've been a World Champion boxer. Tony Bellew was the WBC Cruiserweight Champion, but he's also been a Hollywood star and is now an author too. One thing Tony isn't - is full of himself. He understands we are all the same, irrespective of what we achieve in life. We all have good days and b…
 
The power of creating and living a compelling vision of how you want to be in the world. Helen Richardson Walsh scored one of the crucial penalty shootout goals as Team GB won a historic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The team's journey to the top of their sport was a bumpy one; after winning bronze at London 2012 they finished 11th at the 20…
 
What the experience of flow in sport may reveal about the nature of reality One theme that has arisen time and again with sportspeople on DTMTS is the experience of flow: when we lose ourselves in whatever it is that we are doing. Several sportspeople have spoken on DTMTS about the experience of "me" not being there in such moments. But what is tha…
 
Meltdown May is here and we're betting all that we have with our bookie Chris (@cobrafontaine). This is how we win Note: the Meltdown May Odds, gifted kid third impact, Melting Down at God, Ageplay Movies, Wendell the Baker spirals into madness, Grimes dirty foot origins, ConstableFrozen’s tontine, BDS Watto, Ernest Gets Superpowers, turtle salmone…
 
Reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses to grow as a person in sport, business and life. Kerry is one of Britain's best coaches, leading Team GB's women's hockey team to gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He's now leading GB's men to Tokyo 2021. Rio was Kerry's third Games as GB hockey coach. His first was at Beijing 2008, after which he endured…
 
Letting go of control and self-importance to find peace of mind with Jonny Wilkinson. While we explore the art of letting go of control in order to find peace of mind, we talk about the concept of pressure and how it is created by thought, not by external factors. Wilkinson opens up about the emptiness he felt after winning the Rugby World Cup, and…
 
How to go from surviving to thriving with All Black legend and mental health advocate Sir John Kirwan. Back when All Blacks legend Kirwan was one of the best rugby union players in the world, he had a serious mental health crisis which sent him on a wellness journey that eventually led to him being knighted for services to mental health. Here he sh…
 
What causes addiction and how to face it, with the Arsenal and England legend Arsenal and England footballer Adams captained a title-winning team in three different decades - the 80s, 90s and 00s – but describes founding the Sporting Chance Clinic, that provides treatment for sports men and women suffering from drink, drug or gambling addictions, a…
 
Learning to manage your mind is crucial to happiness and success- in sport and in life. Professor Steve Peters famously created a model of the mind that was the subject of his first book The Chimp Paradox – to help us develop techniques to do so. He argues that learning how to manage your inner chimp is the key to peace of mind, as well as getting …
 
How our beliefs and perceptions shape how we experience ourselves and the world. A sports psychologist who has worked with a number of top athletes, including previous DTMTS guest Lucy Gossage, Davis explains the key understanding that it is not people or events that make us feel or behave in a certain way, but rather our perceptions and beliefs th…
 
The art of embracing moderation to be happier and healthier with snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan. Having struggled with various addictions throughout his life, including food, drink, and even running, snooker legend O’Sullivan tells how learning to exercise restraint in all areas of life, including in planning his playing schedule, has extended hi…
 
How to create a winning culture with in sport, business and life with Sir Clive Woodward. After Woodward was appointed England coach in 1997, he went about transforming the culture of the team using many of the lessons he had learnt running a small business - taking England to the Rugby World Cup in 2003. Here he shares his thoughts on how to creat…
 
How to deal with pressure and thrive when the stakes are high with elite performance coach Dave Alred. Alred is the go-to elite performance coach of many of the world's best athletes, including golf major champions and World Cup winners including, most famously, Jonny Wilkinson. He started his career as a teacher, though, and it was during that per…
 
How to use the ancient Greek philosophy of stoicism to cope with the ups and downs of life. See clearly, act correctly and endure and accept the world as it is; these are the three key pillars of stoicism. Best-selling author Holiday teaches us how to use this ancient Greek philosophy to cope with the ups and downs of life, and explains why we shou…
 
Taking full responsibility for your life and facing challenges head on with the former Manchester United psychologist Beswick is one of the world's best-respected sports psychologists, having worked at United under Sir Alex Ferguson during the club's dominant reign. In this episode he talks about developing a ‘fighter mindset’; ie taking full respo…
 
Judging behaviour but not the person with the ex-armed robber reformed through sport in high-security prison. Having grown up around some of the most notorious criminals in the country, McAvoy spent ten years in the UK's highest security prisons – where he had an epiphany that transformed his outlook and identity. McAvoy – now a Nike-sponsored Iron…
 
Giving your everything and having no regrets with Olympic gold medal winning hockey player Alex Danson After suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2018, Danson – one of Britain’s greatest ever hockey players – shares why the most difficult aspect of her accident was the loss of identity, connection and purpose. She has now come to see what happened…
 
Why emotional intelligence can be more important than IQ. An internationally known psychologist and author of the best-selling book Emotional Intelligence, Goleman explains how EQ is about understanding ourselves better, managing our own emotions, and using empathy to better understand the feelings and emotions of the people around us. In this epis…
 
Resolving complicated feelings, recognising patterns and understanding yourself better – with the 1996 Formula One World Champion. When Hill secured the Formula1 Championship in 1996, he ensured that he and his father Graham Hill entered the record books as the first father-and-son pair to win the sport’s biggest prize. But sadly, his dad was not t…
 
How to use mindfulness to thrive with Headspace co-founder and former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe Mindfulness is about focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Puddicombe, former Buddhist monk and founder of Headspace, has arguably done more than anyo…
 
Why having self-doubt is normal and how preparation and perspective are key, with the six-time Olympic gold medalist. Having won six Olympic gold medals during a dazzling cycling career, becoming World Champion 11 times, Hoy is perfectly placed to explain how to develop the right attitude. He explains why looking a fear of failure in the face can b…
 
The power of accepting yourself and letting go of the need for approval. Billy Monger is a racing driver who, after having both his legs amputated after a crash, was back behind the wheel of a car within a year. Since the accident, he has been thrust into the limelight, but he has not lost sight of what is important; positivity, kindness and authen…
 
Exploring your own limits and trusting your own judgement with the England cricketer and World Cup winner. One of England’s greatest cricketers and an integral member of the team that won the World Cup in 2019, Buttler tells how staying in touch with the childlike enthusiasm for what you are doing and by taking delight in exploring your own limits …
 
Why being true to yourself is vital to success and happiness with Wales rugby legend ‘Being true to yourself’ is something Warburton values highly – and it can as simple as saying no to something that doesn’t feel right, he explains in this episode. The former Wales rugby captain also talks about the importance of knowing yourself and keeping your …
 
Being willing to throw yourself into something without any guarantee of a successful outcome – with the former Special Forces soldier. Ollerton is a former Special Forces soldier turned TV star and author who passed the SAS's gruelling six-month selection process – testing his physical and mental endurance to the limit – before spending six years w…
 
How to address insomnia and anxious thoughts with the Sleep School founder Meadows uses an approach known as ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - which teaches you to relate to your uncomfortable feeling and emotions in an often counter-intuitive way. (ACT has helped a number of top sportspeople including Sir Alastair Cook, who talked about it…
 
How to overcome fear with the legendary Free Solo climber and Oscar winner As the saying goes, there’s nothing to fear but fear itself. In this episode, free solo climber Honnold, the man who scaled a 3000 foot vertical cliff without ropes, discusses fear and how to overcome it. His conquering of the awe inspiring El Capitan in America has been des…
 
The importance of a positive outlook in achieving success is crucial, according to legendary jockey Dettori. While he tells us he aims to be in a positive frame of mind every time he leaves the house, which has contributed to his remarkable longevity, he says it also has a tangible effect on his horses, who can sense the frame of mind he is in and …
 
Why all the greats have hard work in common, with the England cricket legend. As well as being England captain, Cook was one of the most prolific batsmen cricket has ever seen. He remains England's most capped player, and is still their leading run scorer in Test matches – and he says it is in a big way down to his work ethic. Here, he gives us tip…
 
Setting a positive example with former Team GB hockey captain and Olympic gold medal winner Kate Richardson-Walsh. As Team GB hockey captain, Richardson-Walsh captained the UK to a historic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She talks about actively seeking out other people to learn from, the importance of having tough conversations, and explains…
 
The value of observing and evaluating yourself in order to grow as a person. Unlike many athletes, rugby league great Peacock made a smooth transition out of the sport upon retiring, thanks in no small part to his ability to separate his personal from his sporting identity. He explains the importance of living your values, what sport teaches you ab…
 
Whatever you achieve in life - you are no better or worse than any other human being, with the former Heavyweight Champion of the World. Bruno is one of Britain's best loved athletes of all time. His greatest moment in the ring came in 1995 when he beat Oliver McCall to win the WBC Heavyweight crown. He had two fight against Mike Tyson too that dre…
 
Exploring the stories we tell ourselves and the impact they can have on our lives with Ironman champion and cancer doctor Lucy Gossage. A 13-time Ironman Champion and oncology doctor, Gossage tells us about how she learned to understand how the way she was talking to herself, and the unconscious beliefs she held about herself and the world around h…
 
How to create a successful team culture and thrive within it – with the five-time Olympic rower. Over the course of her two decades in the British rowing system, including competing at five Olympic Games and winning three siler medals, Houghton underwent a big evolution that led her to question what is truly important. What she discovered is valuab…
 
Hamilton – who has a PhD in organic chemistry and is now an author, speaker and TV personality – explains how kindness can make us happier, deepen our relationships and even improve our heart health and immunity. Fascinatingly, with an R number of five, kindness has the power to ripple out and make a big impact on the world around us. See acast.com…
 
What does it take to be utterly dominant at what you do, with the snooker all-time great. In the 1990s, Hendry was the undisputed best snooker player in the world, winning the World Championship a record seven times. But what does it take to be as dominant as he was? Hendry emphasises the importance of loving what you do, but also putting in the ho…
 
Though you might not remember, you’ve been here many times before. One day—just as it does for you and for all—it appears to a troubled podcaster in his time of need. Through its doors he embarks on an adventure into the magical land that dwells within his cohost’s dining room: Alan’s Wonderworld. Also our friend Bee (@cavegift) is here! Notes: Ala…
 
It's March Madness folks, so naturally we're celebrating by pretending to draft cartoon characters from fifty years ago. That's right, it's the first annual Hogcast Hanna-Barbera Draft, and we've got our friend and resident Scoob fanatic Shane (@ShaneHosea) here to pick the best of the best. Notes: Scoob mythology, Tom & Jerry malaise, Droopy Joker…
 
Notes: Our Big Next Gen Upgrade, precog nootropics, food youtubers at E3, CrimeStop, Tripping the Grift, Wyatt’s beard, Kanye’s Bladerunner theater post-divorce, Dexter’s Real World vs Road Rules Challenge, Pepper Potts’ jade eggs, Agent 47’s pizza kills, American Goulash, TMNT ideologies, Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage, Jeepers, our Primary Targe…
 
Notes: molemen tunnels, stinky brownies, chuuni Dan Crenshaw, minionpilled, Win A Business Lunch with Ben Stein, The Wyatt Minute, Hail Caesar, Mr Ice Cream, Heavy Cream in the Bathroom, take-out buffets, stuffed crust lei, tsuchinoko calzone, Scooby Doo EATS, Ken Penders’s three incorruptible heroes, our YIIK discovery, our WW84 takes, Niro Ga The…
 
Professor Mickey (@goomvi) has once again used the power of waking to bring us all together for another in-depth discussion of Tetsuya Nomura’s latest rhythm game – Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory. This time, the podcast is longer than the actual amount of new story content in the game, so buckle up. Notes: Walter Mitty, Chris Pine’s Verum Rex, Fa…
 
Huzzah! A Christmas Extravaganza! Shootcast: Jabroni Delivery presents Randy Bludd’s Rudeboy Rockventures Christmas Blast, featuring a variety of Christmas Special Guest Appearances!In this Christmas adventure, Randy Bludd (@the_double_J) and his ragtag ska band of adventurers Breakin’ Mike (@scottblah) and “The Disruptor” (@findomearle) must unite…
 
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