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Here we are, twin brothers in sister cities with a strange urge: To talk about stage to screen (and screen to stage) adaptations! Follow us as we bumble through some of the greatest cross-pollination between mediums since people figured out they didn't have to write original material for the screen! Hosts Social Media (mostly twitter) Robert Tiemstra: @the_timestar Matthew Tiemstra: @TheTimesRat
 
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Get the tissues ready! Todays special guest is the beautiful Izzy Judd, who joins me to share her moving story of conquering anxiety, surviving a miscarriage and going through IVF with the love of her life, her husband Harry Judd. We hear what it’s like to be married to a member of one of the biggest boy bands in the world, and Izzy speaks candidly…
 
Today's special guest really has the most extraordinary life story. At 54 Caroline La Bouchere literally went from rags to riches. From losing everything and sleeping on the floor of friends' apartments to becoming an overnight sensation in the world of Fashion. Caroline spills the beans on how she fought depression and turned her life around, and …
 
It's my final episode of the BALANCE podcast (this is James typing here) - but the podcast will continue! So there was no one better to welcome back than returning hero: the great Freddie Fox. Freddie can be seen stealing the show in The Pursuit Of Love (on iPlayer). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
One for all the beauty fiends. You may well think that today's guest has the perfect job. Alice Hart-Davis has made a career out of testing and reporting on practically every beauty treatment on the market and joins me today to share some of her wisdom. She shares her journey, from beginnings as an intern at Vogue Magazine to becoming the creme de …
 
Today’s guest is the host of one of the top podcasts in the world. Emma Guns hosts the hugely successful Emma Guns Show, with over 8 million global subscribers. Emma candidly discusses how she pulled herself back from a breakdown after 10 years as Beauty Editor of Ok Magazine, we chat about depression, anxiety, binge-eating disorder, adrenal fatigu…
 
What a man. What a life. What energy. We chat with the great Gennaro Contaldo about a remarkable life dominated by his great passion: food. The icon of Italian cuisine also shares tips for eternal youth. And we chat about another great love of his: Parmigiano Reggiano. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Gayle shares her secrets to success as one of the leading fashion stylists in the industry. We discuss her most memorable moments from her incredible 25-year career in fashion, hearing about how she broke into the business working as an intern on the glossy magazines, to what it’s like to be the no1 celebrity go-to stylist in town and the Style Dir…
 
We sit down with one of the truly great Britons: the iconic Barry Hearn. The self-made sports promoter talks about an extraordinary life packed with ups and downs - with the ups proving genre-defining. Barry is a hugely inspiring figure, having made his fortune from his proud working-class roots with hard work, passion, a lust for life and a never-…
 
We chat with one of the icons of the world of wellbeing: the great Fiona Arrigo. Fiona is founder of The Arrigo Programme, she is an internationally acclaimed and much-loved psychotherapist, intuitive healer, mentor and Life teacher. We talk about Fiona's remarkable journey into wellbeing, and what her thoughts are as we all come out of lockdown. T…
 
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…
 
"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 …
 
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 …
 
It's episode 50! And we celebrate this milestone with a chat with world renowned cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, who has worked on titles such as Atonement, Anna Karenina, Nocturnal Animals, High Fidelity, Godzilla and The Avengers. He has achieved much acclaim with nominations for two Academy Awards, four Baftas and an Emmy. And many wins includi…
 
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.…
 
Johan Nilsson is a screenwriter and producer based in Sweden who has worked within the film industry for years while writing several film scripts on a journey to get to the one that would be made into his first feature. That script turned out to be indie science fiction drama Among Stars, now in post production, which he also self produced together…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Hi Wonder Chasers! What do you do when your plans get interrupted? How do you move forward when it all hits the fan? Today we take on that topic with a nostalgic drive in a 1954 Chevy. So pop the top on that soda, hop in and let's chase wonder together. We would love to hear how you are chasing wonder. Leave us a message at 323-524-7456 Connect wit…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Åsa Ekström is a Manga comics artist from Sweden living i Japan for the past decade. She started her path back home being one of the few who drew in the Japanese style and managed to get her career started. Her dreams of living in Japan drew her to move and has since established herself drawing the strip "Hokuou Joshi: A Swedish girl discovers the …
 
Heidi Lynch was an auditioning actor - go for parts in the hope you might land them. And then, who knows what? And then the affable Canadian had an epiphany: surely it makes more sense to create things myself? Fast forward and we have new hit show Avocado Toast - available to watch now on Amazon Prime (in the UK, at least). Heidi proves uplifting a…
 
The brilliant British singer/songwriter RHODES is guest on the BALANCE podcast, and what an uber-mensch he us too. We talk about his career, his mental health, music and so much more in a wonderfully candid chat. Please check out RHODES'S YouTube channel here. And his Insta here. As ever, to drop me a line, I'm on podcast@balance.media See acast.co…
 
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