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GLADIATORS, READY! Nearly 30 years on from the first episode, everyone's favourite Gladiator Jet (aka Diane Youdale) and journalist David Blackmore are turning back the clock to celebrate the glory days of the best Saturday night family show on British TV in the 1990s. Joined by special guests, they will be learning about the stories and characters who made Gladiators what it was, and their lives before, during and after the show.
 
Real Talk With Laurie with host Lauire Bowen shows her tenacity and determination as she brings guests who inspire and transform you; while Laurie's humour and easy going nature will keep even the most depressing of topics, light. Laurie’s faith, compassion and capacity for empathy is her greatest strength and as you tune in you will feel immediately at ease when you call in, so give her a call - don’t be shy. Laurie Bowen has lived a life of trauma and abuse and yet she continues to rise. H ...
 
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At school in the North East of the UK, Helen hated sports - especially hockey - and wrote her own ‘notes’ to be excused. It wasn’t until her late 20s that she started hitting the gym and had phenomenal success as a body-builder. Winning championships at both national and international level, she knew nothing about Gladiators when she got the GladCa…
 
resh from a stint on Capital Radio and working on BBC Radio 2, John was busy with two new ventures and then came a boozy lunch with Nigel Lythgoe which led to his long stay with Gladiators. John and co-writer Colin Edmonds quickly realised a live commentary wouldn’t work - with 15 cameras it was impossible to follow so in the end they used recorded…
 
Metin Hussein tells Di and Dave about sailing through the Glad tryouts, explains why he had monthly hair check-ins and describes his excitement after more than a year he got the call to tell him he was in, he would be called Shark and everything was shaping-up nicely. But it was on a pre-series trip to Mauritius with the Gladiators squad that thing…
 
Weininger tells Dave and Di about how using a treadmill for the first time during the trials nearly ruined his TV chances. But he reflects on making the most of his break, and says the feeling of becoming a champion never left him from that winning moment onwards. But it wasn't just the treadmill incident that left Weininger red-faced, he shares wi…
 
From a desire to ‘tone-up’ after having her son, Phoenix started seriously training and took the Miss UK title before she was spotted and asked to audition for Gladiators. Sandy Young speaks candidly to Di and Dave about how her name was based on a true story from her childhood and talks about her weight loss on the show. She also describes the emo…
 
Known for his high-kicks and splits when entering the Gladiators’ arena, Cobra was also the joker in the pack. Despite his physique, he was one of the smallest Gladiators but was never beaten by a contender in Duel and was master of Hang Tough. He tells us how he had always wanted to be on TV but his nerves almost stopped him before he got started.…
 
There are fans and then there are superfans and there is a whole world of difference as Paul tells us in his love story with Gladiators. He shares how he became friends with the stars of the show and even looked after Jet’s fan club. A surprise birthday gift from his parents saw a very young Paul travel from Darlington to London to see his first sh…
 
On this week's GladPod, we hear from Vogue, aka Suzie Cox, who admits she wasn't originally too keen on the American Gladiators and wasn't sure the UK would embrace it. Little did she know how big it would get and that not only would she be part of it all, it led her to meeting her husband Mark, a quarter-finalist contender! She reveals to Di and D…
 
This week on Real Talk With Laurie Catherine Bennett of Retire At Home will be joining Laurie as they discuss the options for seniors that doesn’t include retirement or nursing homes! Elder Abuse, Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Dancing for Parkinson’s Disease are all up for discussion!By Bold Brave Media Talk Radio
 
Clean water is a human right and there are many in Canada who do it have this simple basic right. I will be speaking with Mark from Birch Bark Coffee Company as he is on a mission to change that! Also, Catherine Bennett it from Retire-At -Home in Ottawa will be sharing this amazing business with us!By Bold Brave Media Talk Radio
 
Today on Real Talk With Laurie The Nurtured Life will be featured. An amazing Indigenous Company that provides wellness services in your home from nutrition and yoga to hypnosis and make-up! Check them out if you live in Ottawa Ontario Canada www.nurturedlife.comThe co-founder and CEO Bree Jamieson-Holloway will be joining me!…
 
Laurie’s guests today will be 2 indigenous leaders who are making a difference in the world! Mark Marsolais-Nahwagahbow and Colleen Gray. Mark owns Birch Bark Coffee company in Ottawa and gives back to help indigenous families have clean water. Colleen fundraises to send art supplies (Art for Aid) Mylar Blanket warm home initiative and maps to remo…
 
Peggy Taillon of The Hera Mission Of Canada will be Laurie’s first guest followed by Mark Marsolais-Nehwegahbow of the Birch Bark Coffee Company that gives back by bringing clean water to indigenous families. Jason Petrunik of Liv a travel experience company will be sharing all of the new and exiting trips we can all go on together. Cannabis will b…
 
Today on Real Talk With Laurie she will be following up with Peggy Taillon who just returned from her trip to Kenya and Jason Petrunik of the travel experience company Liv. As always Laurie will be reading from her book Life Lessons I Learned From My DoG Chapter 5 entitled “Be Patient, TheBest Is Yet To Come”. The recent Tornados that struck Ottawa…
 
Today on Real Talk With Laurie, Laurie will be talking with Sunshine who started Her Braids a beading program that helps bring clean water to indigenous communities. She is a partner with David Suzuki and the blue dot program trying to make access to clean water a human right! Catherine Landry will be giving us an update on her upcoming events in O…
 
This week on Real Talk With Laurie, Catherine Landry, the Founder of Ladies Who Lunch Ottawa and CEO of Call Betty will be co-hosting and showcasing some local businesses run by women. Brigitte Lord will be their very special guest talking about her book "We Live In The Shadows", the accounts of homeless people who live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, …
 
Laurie will be talking with Catherine Landry, the brain child behind Ladies Who Lunch Ottawa that boasts 20 thousand business women as members and Call Betty her marketing business. Laurie will be discussing with Catherine how she has learned to overcome the Negative Nellies, the back stabbers and the toxic people that she has encountered. Join us …
 
Shouldnt dinner always look like this? Crazy dog videos reach total furry freakout level when you mix dry and wet dog food. Try it tonight, and capture your own pups #MixMania! Obsess over more canine craziness and pick up some droolworthy dog food recipes at mixmania.dog.By MultiVu, A PR Newswire Company
 
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