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We are releasing some of our classic older episodes for the next few weeks. This episode was originally released in September 2019. David Harbour is an American actor from New York who has performed in film, television, and the theatre. He is best known for his role as Chief Jim Hopper on the Netflix original series, Stranger Things and the lead in the new adaptation of HELLBOY He is also known for his role as CIA agent Gregg Beam in Quantum of Solace, Shep Campbell in Revolutionary Road...
Published 05/16/22
We are releasing some of our classic older episodes for the next few weeks. This episode was originally released in November 2018. Dubbed 'The Iceman', Wim Hof is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set Guinness world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half-marathon on ice and snow. In short, he is superhuman. He attributes many of his feats to his Wim Hof...
Published 05/09/22
We are releasing some of our classic older episodes for the next few weeks. This episode was originally released in November 2018. Roisin Conaty is a brilliant and multi-talented comedian and actress. Having won the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 for Best Newcomer, Roisin is now one of the nation’s favourite comic faces on television, appearing regularly on hugely popular entertainment shows such as Have I Got News For You (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown (Channel 4), Would I...
Published 05/02/22
This episode is supported by Surfshark. Get Surfshark VPN at Surfshark.deals/blank Chrissie Wunna is an actress, model and reality TV star. Well known for her roles in B-Movies like DInosaur Hotel and Dragon Fury, and Amazon Prime's 'Series of Light'. Chrissie is also a regular guest and contributor to Channel 4's Steph's Packed Lunch. We talked to Chrissie about her time in LA where she lived for six years from the age of 19, her time on reality TV and how she deals with negativity on...
Published 04/25/22
Something different from us this week, let us introduce to you a favourite podcast of ours; The Joe Marler Show. England rugby international Joe Marler wants to know about your job. This is not another rugby podcast. It’s about prison guards, marine biologists, vicars, boxers, tattoo artists, sex workers and more.  Because everyone is interesting if you ask the right questions. This episode is about songwriters. If you’d like to hear the others, search for The Joe Marler Show, wherever you...
Published 04/25/22
This episode is supported by Surfshark. Get Surfshark VPN at Surfshark.deals/blank Chrissie Wunna is an actress, model and reality TV star. Well known for her roles in B-Movies like DInosaur Hotel and Dragon Fury, and Amazon Prime's 'Series of Light'. Chrissie is also a regular guest and contributor to Channel 4's Steph's Packed Lunch. We talked to Chrissie about her time in LA where she lived for six years from the age of 19, her time on reality TV and how she deals with negativity on...
Published 04/24/22
This episode is supported by Surfshark. Get Surfshark VPN at Surfshark.deals/blank Sian Williams is a journalist, current affairs presenter, author, and psychologist. Sian is most well-known for her work with the BBC. From 2001 until 2012, Williams regularly presented weekday editions of BBC Breakfast as well as being the main anchor of Channel 5 News. In 2016, Williams wrote a critically acclaimed book on dealing with adversity; Rise Surviving and Thriving after Trauma. PLUS extra chat...
Published 04/18/22
This episode is supported by Surfshark. Get Surfshark VPN at Surfshark.deals/blank Tom Speight is a singer/songwriter with a string of EPs and a full-length album under his belt, gaining strong radio support from BBC Radio 2 with seven playlisted records in a row, and over 160 million streams across platforms.  Tom's new album ‘Everything’s Waiting for You’ is out now. Tom spoke to Giles and Jim about his music writing process, the first album he ever bought, terrible stag dos, UK service...
Published 04/11/22
Lisa Ann is one of the world's most famous former pornographic film actresses, she is an author, radio personality, and podcaster. She has also worked as a director and talent agent. She parodied former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin in six adult films and an Eminem music video. She is the author of two books, 'The Life' and 'The Life Back', and is also an expert on American Fantasy Sports.  We talked to Lisa about her time in the adult industry, what made her decide to leave, her love of...
Published 04/04/22
Justin Moorhouse is a standup comedian, radio DJ and actor. He has been a mainstay of the UK standup circuit for the past 20 years and has appeared on Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. He has had various TV roles including in Phoenix Nights, Looking for Eric,  Guess The Attendance and Coronation Street. He has presented various radio shows at Manchester commercial radio station, Key 103 and is a regular on BBC Radio 5Live and TalkSPORT. Justin spoke to Giles and Jim...
Published 03/28/22
Vix Leyton is a stand-up comedian and podcaster. her Edinburgh Fringe show was a sell-out and she acts as the TimeLord’s assistant on Rich Wilson’s Tuned Up Time Machine, a weekly music show on Islington Radio. We talked about Vix getting into comedy in her mid-thirties after being discovered by comedian Mark Watson via a tweet, the ups and downs of gigging and why stag dos bring out the worst in people. PLUS we have extra content for our Patreons at patreon.com/blankpodcast Massive...
Published 03/22/22
Zoe Lyons is a one of the UK's most recognised and successful stand-up comedians. She has been performing since 2003 and has taken multiple shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, appeared in many TV shows including Mock the Week, The Wright Stuff, Michael McIntyre Roadshow as well as being a regular on radio too. She spoke to Giles and Jim about growing up in Ireland and going to catholic school, those early gigs in horrible venues and the constant pursuit of creativity. PLUS we have extra content...
Published 03/15/22
Les Dennis is an an icon of British show business, having made his name as a comedian, television presenter and actor. He has been a mainstay on television light entertainment for more than 50 years, most notably as presenter Family Fortunes from 1987 until 2002. Les spoke to Giles and Jim about the sliding doors moment that got him into comedy at a young age, the secret to a long career, being on stage when Tommy Cooper died and much, much more. PLUS we have extra content for our Patreons...
Published 03/08/22
Phil Wang is a comedian, actor, and writer. His Netflix special 'Philly Philly Wang Wang' explores race, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage. He recently released his first book Sidesplitter, part memoir, and partly a series of observational essays.  We talk to Phil about his late teens when he returned to live in the UK after growing up in Malaysia, how he started getting into comedy and the joy of discovering our family histories. PLUS we have extra content for our...
Published 03/01/22
Nova Reid is an anti-racism activist, TED Speaker, author and podcast host. She spoke to Giles and Jim and growing up in Hertfordshire, creating Nu Bride and what drives her in her work as an anti-racism activist. PLUS we have extra content for our Patreons at patreon.com/blankpodcast Massive thanks to our Patrons: Mary Catherine Byrnes, Victoria Nielsen, Manya Kay, Alex Williams, Joel Piveteau, Richard Astill, Samantha Beaton, Claudia McKelvey, John Holland, Katherine Keen, Lynn...
Published 02/22/22
Leonie Benesch is a German actress who has played roles in major productions including Babylon Berlin, The Crown and Around the World in 80 Days. We talked to Leonie about her journey into acting via circus school, moving to London to study acting, and her love of movement.  PLUS we have extra content for our Patreons at patreon.com/blankpodcast Massive thanks to our Patrons: Mary Catherine Byrnes, Victoria Nielsen, Manya Kay, Alex Williams, Joel Piveteau, Richard Astill, Samantha Beaton,...
Published 02/15/22
Florence Hall is a actor who stars in AcornTV's “Queens of Mystery” and the massive Netflix series “The Princess Switch" alongside Vanessa Hudgens and Sam Palladio. She graduated from the Drama Centre London in 2009 and since then has worked for the BBC on Jonathan Creek, Holby City, Doctors and Mayday. She is also an experienced stage actor and her theatre work includes "You May Go Now" at the Finborough Theatre, "The Importance of Being Earnest" and the Library Theatre, Manchester and...
Published 02/08/22
Tim Downie is an actor and writer. Well known for his roles in Toast of London, Outlander, Upstart Crow, and Good Omens. Tim has also starred in many films including Paddington, War Machine, and The King's Speech.  Tim has also written several plays including A Portrait of Maureen Flange. We started by talking to Tim about school and the challenges he faced having dyslexia. He shares his passion for film and literature and getting to do improv with Brad Pitt. PLUS we have extra content for...
Published 02/01/22
Rich Wilson is a multi award-winning standup comedian who has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years.  He has performed at sellout shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival as well as winning Best International Guest at the 2016 New Zealand Comedy Awards, followed by a sell out run in 2017 which saw him nominated for the same award again.  He is also a successful writer -having contributed on shows for BBC...
Published 01/25/22
In celebration of reaching 150 episodes, today we're bringing you a classic Blank episode from the archive. Stephen Fry is a writer, comedian, and actor. A prolific career spanning some over 35 years, Stephen Fry has become an icon of British TV, film, and literature and a genuine national treasure. We caught up with Stephen while he was in LA and began our conversation by talking about America and how it has changed since the time Stephen spent there filming his documentary series 'In...
Published 01/24/22
In celebration of reaching 150 episodes, today we're bringing you a classic Blank episode from the archive. Vicky McClure is a Bafta award-winning actress and presenter. Best known for her roles as DI Kate Fleming BBC's Line of Duty and Lol in Shane Meadows This Is England film and subsequent series on Channel 4. In 2019 she made a very personal documentary called Our Dementia Choir, which showed the powerful and positive impact music has on those with all different types of dementia. Vicky...
Published 01/23/22
In celebration of reaching 150 episodes, today we're bringing you a classic Blank episode from the archive Nick Offerman is an actor, comedian, writer and professional woodworker. Best known for his TV roles in Parks and Recreations, Devs and Fargo and films including We're the Mill, 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie. We talked to Nick from his house in the hills of LA about his love of writer Wendell Berry, his journey into acting from his rural home in Illinois to his theatre days in...
Published 01/22/22
In celebration of reaching 150 episodes, today we're bringing you a classic Blank episode from the archive Dame Kelly Holmes is one of Britain's best-loved and most highly decorated athletes and what better person to help celebrate our 50th Episode. We met up with Dame Kelly at Acast Studios to chat about all things Blank, she talked about her time in the army and how the levels of discipline helped her when competing as an athlete. We discussed the difficult moments that come when form...
Published 01/21/22
In celebration of reaching 150 episodes, today we're bringing you a classic Blank episode from the archive Louis Theroux is an American-British documentary filmmaker, journalist and broadcaster. Theroux is best known for his documentary series, including Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met..., and many BBC specials, including most recently his series Altered States. His career started in journalism and it bears the influences of notable writers in his family, such as his...
Published 01/20/22