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Join me on this kung fu movie podcast and let's discuss kung fu movies, martial arts cinema, and action TV & entertainment, past, present, and future then interview the actors, directors, writers, stunt performers, and fight choreographers that bring the action genre to life! Just remember ... your kung fu is good ... but MINE is BETTER!
 
Global campaigner and author Sarah Brown chats with people who've had a positive influence on the world around them, and unearths the lessons to help us do the same. Find out how to develop the better angel inside yourself. Featuring stories from globally renowned campaigners, Nobel Prize winners, celebrities, politicians and remarkable young people, Better Angels with Sarah Brown champions the activist spirit. Credits: Executive Producers: Ben Hewitt & Lolita Laguna Music: Pete Lyons Photo: ...
 
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Fresh off his work as an Action Designer for SHANG CHI & THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, JOSEPH LE stops by to share some behind the scenes details on the Marvel martial arts superhero epic! We also talk about his work as a Film Director with Team Red Pro and how that got the attention of Brad Allan and Andy Cheng and ultimately got him onto the set o…
 
Martial Artist, Actor, Filmmaker and one of the Founders of The Martial Club, ANDY LE joins the show fresh off his appearance on the big screen as DEATH DEALER in Marvel's new martial arts superhero epic, SHANG CHI! Andy talks with me about his moves from the streets of Vietnam to the red carpet of Hollywood, bringing Death Dealer to life for Shang…
 
Fight Coordinator, Action Director, and member of the legendary Jackie Chan Stunt Team, ANDY CHENG joins the show to talk about his work on the new Marvel martial arts superhero epic, SHANG CHI! Andy talks with me about designing the Shang Chi "no style" with the late Brad Allan. We talk about training the actors and putting in months and even year…
 
Singer/songwriter MASUMI makes her acting debut in the gritty, martial arts action thriller YAKUZA PRINCESS! MASUMI chats with us about connecting with her character, learning the art of the katana for the role, and bringing more representation to Asian leading women in film. YAKUZA PRINCESS is in theaters and On Demand September 3! MASUMI'S YOUTUB…
 
Director, Stunt Coordinator, BRETT CHAN joins us to talk about his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for WARRIOR! Brett breaks down his process for designing the Bruce Lee inspired world of Warrior and talks about pushing the action to the limit! We also get into the commitment from his team and the cast to earn the show a th…
 
Action Director, Fight Coordinator, Filmmaker KENJI TANIGAKI joins us fresh from coordinating the amazing fights in SNAKE EYES to talk about his work in the action film industry with the likes of DONNIE YEN and YASUAKI KURATA. SNAKE EYES is out in theaters right now featuring Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, and Iko Uwais falshing the brilliant fight de…
 
Action Director, Stunt Coordinator, Director THOM KHOURY WILLIAMS joins us to talk about his second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for DC's DOOM PATROL! Thom shares his own origin story from stuntman to director and how he brings the insane action of Doom Patrol to life with his amazing stunt team! THOM'S INSTAGRAM: @reactionstu…
 
Today on the Glolifewellnes podcast I have Andrea Parker from Boxed Green We have a fun informative chat about organic food, fruit and veg and why we should all think about buying organic. We chat about the benefits and what it means to be organically certified. Andrea set up her organic fruit and veg box business in lockdown. If you want to find A…
 
Today on the Glolifewellnes podcast I have Lynsey Wilkinson from Timeless Aesthetics We have a fun informative chat about the importance of choosing a reputable aesthetics provider for all your procedures. We chat about safety to self-esteem. If you want to book with Lynsey you can find her at www.timelessaestheticsmcr.com or on IG @timelessaesthet…
 
Today on the Glolifewellnes podcast I have Pauline Harrison from Baliwhispers We have a fun informative chat about electrolysis and what it entails and who it is suitable for, delving into skin blemishes and self-esteem. If you want to book with Pauline you can find her at www.baliwhispers.co.uk or on IG @baliwhispersskinspecialist Find out who the…
 
Capoeira practitioner, fight coordinator, stuntman, filmmaker LOYD BATEMAN joins the show fresh off of Season One of Marvel's LOKI! Loyd served as the fight coordinator for the series and talks with me about designing action for an Asgardian god as he skips through time. Also, we go into his study of the brazilian martial art of capoeira and how it…
 
The Urban Action Showcase June Jump Off brought together some of the legends behind the WMAC MASTERS! HAKIM "THE MACHINE" ALSTON, ERIK "THE PANTHER" BETTS, WILLIE "THE BAM" JOHNSON, HERB "OLYMPUS" PEREZ, CHRISTINE "LADY LIGHTNING" BANNON-RODRIGUES, and JAMIE "GREAT WOLF" WEBSTER! The Masters talked about their time on the hit show and their passion…
 
Actor, artist, and author RAYMOND J. BARRY joins the show to talk about his work in films like "Born on the Fourth of July", "Dead Man Walking", and the new kung fu mobster comedy "MAde in Chinatown"! Raymond goes into detail on what he brings to the acting world in terms of effort and passion plus how that passion translates to his sculptures and …
 
"THE PAPER TIGERS" is a fresh take on a familiar kung fu movie trope and Director, BAO TRAN mixes it up as he sprinkles in some honest characters with genuine belly laughs along with some good kung fu. Bao, along with Producer YUJI OKUMOTO and Action Director KEN QUITUGUA stop by the Kung Fu Drive-In Live room on Clubhouse to talk about the nearly …
 
Actor, Filmmaker, and Musician MAX HUANG returns from the Outworlds of MORTAL KOMBAT to talk about his role as Earthrealm's deadliest haberdasher, KUNG LAO! Max shares the motivations behind his move into acting, the influence of his mom in his work and life, and the making the meaning of martial arts more prominent in films. Plus. we talk about hi…
 
Filmmaker and Director of the martial arts, horror film TRIBAL: GET OUT ALIVE, MATT ROUTLEDGE joins me to talk about the ups and downs of making a kung fu movie with indie resources. Matt goes into his influences in an dout of the martial arts genre and why he wants to keep the spirit of kung fu films alive on screen. Tribal: Get Out Alive starring…
 
CEO of Powerhouse Animation Studios and Co-Creator of SEIS MANOS, BRAD GRAEBER, joins me to talk about the love and respect that went into the creation of the Netflix "Mexicanime" series. Brad goes into the effort that went into crafting the show's martial arts as well as the influences of the kung fu films that fed the creative team. POWERHOUSE AN…
 
Martial Artist, stuntman, fight choreographer MALAY KIM joins me to talk about his rise in the industry from YouTube videos with the EMC Monkeys to working on the upcoming Marvel martial arts superhero movie, SHANG CHI and the LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Malay shares his insights on the struggles of working your way through the ranks but trusting your…
 
In this episode, we hear some highlights from Theirworld's International Women's Day event and speak with some of the event's attendees about girls’ education and gender equality Theirworld hosted its 7th annual International Women’s Day event on Thursday 4 March - but went virtual for the first time ever, due to Covid-19. Covid-19 has put the issu…
 
In this episode, Jamira Burley, Theirworld's Head of Youth Engagement & Skills, talks to two remarkable young women who are doing incredible work on the ground to open up education to the next generation of female leaders. Together we explore what the global recovery should look like, and why girls’ education needs to be front and centre. Educating…
 
Martial Artist and Actor, SEAN PATRICK FLANERY joins me to talk about his passion for martial arts, and pouring his heart and soul into BORN A CHAMPION. Playing American BJJ fighter, Mickey Kelley, Flanery chats about the central themes of the film: family, faith, fatherhood, love, and legacy. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and marti…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together a most powerful panel of femmes fatales with the SHEROES OF ACTION CINEMA PANEL featuring SARAH CHANG, AMY JOHNSTON, MAYLING NG, ZARA PHYTHIAN, and CYNTHIA ROTHROCK! These ladies jpoined me to talk about the role and impact of women in martial arts and action cinema. We discuss, d…
 
Stunt Coordinator, Fight Coordinator, and Fight Choreographer RYAN WATSON shows us the way as he joins the show to talk about designing the amazing action for THE MANDALORIAN! A true martial arts warrior spirt, Ryan talks with me about how his martial arts journey has carried him into the world of stunts and beyond. Whether it's working with superh…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together living legends past, present, and future with the URBAN FISTS OF LEGEND Panel! GRANDMASTER RON VAN CLIEF, GRANDMASTER CARL SCOTT, THE NEW BLACK DRAGON, MICHAEL JAI WHITE, and DON "THE DRAGON" WILSON took some time out to share their thoughts on how martial arts has shaped action c…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together some of the amazing talent that crafts the action that we fans love so much with the BEHIND THE ACTION Panel! BRETT CHAN (Marco Polo, Warrior, Kung Fu), DAN RIZZUTO (Wu Assassins) SARAH CHANG (Bloodhunters) VLAD RIMBURG (Lucifer, Peaky Blinders) EMMANUEL MANZANARES (Bloodshot, The…
 
Actor, Producer VINCENT PASTORE joins me to talk about his career from rock club manager to tough guy movie star in films like GOODFELLAS, TVs THE SOPRANOS, and the kung fu mobster comedy MADE IN CHINATOWN! Vincent shares tales in the industry with the likes of Sean Penn, Madonna, and even a moment of being starstruck with Eddie Murphy! ONLY on the…
 
Rangina Hamidi, the Minister of Education in Afghanistan, talks to Sarah Brown about growing up as a child refugee in Pakistan. She says she was faced with threats of acid attacks just because she went to school. Her parents decided to flee to America to enable her and her sister to have an education. She says the struggles she faced as a child mad…
 
Sanda Ojiambo, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, talks to Sarah Brown about how businesses can take positive action to address some of the world's biggest challenges. Talking about climate change, she says that businesses have a choice: they can grow in a "GDP-led way" or follow "a green model of growth". "If [these decisions…
 
Danielle Green, a Theirworld Global Youth Ambassador from the United Kingdom, speaks to Sarah Brown about the importance of children receiving a good quality education. Danielle says: “It really matters that children have not just an education or appear in an educational space, but that what they're being taught is really, really relevant and impor…
 
Palak Sharma, a Theirworld Global Youth Ambassador from India, talks to Sarah Brown about the challenges facing the education system in her country. She says that if the country is serious about advancing education for children, they must address issues around sanitation at the same time. “The important task right now is to ensure that these two go…
 
Marianne Bitar Karam, Country Director at DOT Lebanon, a non-governmental organisation, speaks to Sarah Brown about the challenges facing children in her country during Covid-19. She says that the digital divide in Lebanon meant that many children were excluded from education because they were unable to access online learning materials during the p…
 
Actor, singer, comedian TONY DARROW joins me to talk about his career on stage, in nightclubs, and in films like GOODFELLAS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and the kung fu mobster comedy MADE IN CHINATOWN! Tony shares thoughts on his career, breaking into acting, and swatting away Martin Scorsese's hand just because he could. PLSU Tony sings us a Frank Sin…
 
Obakeng Leseyane, a Theirworld Global Youth Ambassador, talks to Sarah Brown about the transformational impact of education on others. He says that educating even just one child has a "ripple effect" on their community. Growing up in Rustenburg, South Africa, Obakeng was told that the only way to be successful was to become a platinum miner. He cha…
 
Theo Sowa, CEO, The African Women's Development Fund, talks to Sarah Brown about the rampant inequalities around the world which are depriving children of a better future. She says that in the current situation, children who have benefited the most are those "who are wealthier and who are in economically secure situations." To help the most margina…
 
Annemiek Hoogenboom, Country Director, People's Postcode Lottery, tells Sarah Brown that "radical goals, patience and execution" are the building blocks for change. She also says that luck has a big part to play. She says: "When we admit that a big part of our success is pure luck, it makes us want to help other people more.“ Annemiek also touches …
 
Martial artist, writer, producer, and filmmaker DR. MARK WILEY joins me to talk about the making of the award-winning kung fu, mob, comedy MADE IN CHINATOWN. We talk about the trials of bringing the film to the screen, working with the amazing cast, and some of the great behind the scenes stories during production. Plus we talk about his extensive …
 
Sarah Brown talks to Emanuel "Boo Milton", about his work as a community organiser and youth advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When Covid-19 struck, Boo created activity packs - called Spark Boxes - for children to ensure that they were able to continue their learning during the pandemic. Talking about the power of learning, he says: "Education u…
 
Tariq Al Gurg, CEO of Dubai Cares, talks to Sarah Brown about the importance in developing countries of providing parents with incentives to send their children to school. He says that health and sanitation programs which ensure children are fed and kept clean in the classroom help to persuade parents of the benefits of sending their children to sc…
 
John Goodwin, CEO of The LEGO Foundation, talks to Sarah Brown about the need to “redefine” play and “reimagine” learning. He argues that play is often overlooked by society when in fact it helps children to develop important skills for adult life, such as critical thinking and problem solving. “Play is the way that children are naturally wired to …
 
Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, speaks with Sarah Brown about the need for young people to vote - and to vote well - if they want to make a difference to people’s lives. In the inaugural episode of this Better Angels podcast series, he argues that voting is “the most basic and fundamental form of engagement” in democr…
 
Champion martial artist, actor, and director ROBERT PARHAM joins me to talk about his upcoming documentary, "The Hanged Man: The True Story of Ron Van Clief". Plus, we chat about the state of martial arts and martial artists in today's Hollywood and where the genre evolves from here. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts ci…
 
We are back everyone! After our long break we are finally producing content again, and bringing you some updates for Sanda Fighting Arts. Coach Tye talks about the start of Sanda Fighting Arts for the small back room in a community center to opening a brand new state of the art facility and gives you a look into the journey to building out our prog…
 
Stuntman, Actor, and Champion Martial Artist SIMON RHEE joins me to talk about his rise in both the martial arts and movie worlds and where the two began to intersect in his career. Known worldwide as the infamous Dae Han from the martial arts classic, BEST OF THE BEST, Master Rhee recounts his "backwards" entry into Stunt Coordination as well as t…
 
Stuntman, Actor, and Martial Artist CHIU CHI LING joined me at the Chinese Kung Fu and Karate Expo to talk about his Hung Gar style and making it work for him in film! Strict training from his parents got him noticed by film studios like the Shaw Brothers and soon films like Enter the Fat Dragon and Kung Fu Hustle followed! PLUS, Sifu tried to show…
 
Stunt performer, martial artist, and all around femme fatale, MICKEY FACCHINELLO joins me to talk about her daring moves on and off screen! From stepping out at a young age and following her passion to stepping out of moving planes, trains, and automobiles, Mickey shares somme highlights from her time on shows like Into the Badlands, and films like…
 
WWE Wrestler turned actor, and now starring as "John Gold" in the "I Am Vengeance" franchise, STU BENNETT joins me to talk about going from the wrestling ring to the silver screen, John Gold vs John Wick and where he goes from here. And does that future possibly include BananaMan!? We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cine…
 
Writer, Director, and Filmmaker ROSS BOYASK joins me to talk about I AM VENGEANCE: RETALIATION, starring Stu Bennett and Vinnie Jones, now streaming on all major services. Ross talks with me about his influences and approach to action film, why he's still a fan of the genre, and what's next in line for himself and Evolutionary Films. We discuss, de…
 
Whether fighting kung fu zombies in the award-winning indie flick REDCON-1, or brawling with Scott Adkins in AVENGEMENT, or even exchanging blows with a young Bruce Lee in IP MAN $, MARK STRANGE always brings 100% to the table. We talk about his work ethic on and off screen plus keep an eye on future projects for the muscle-bound martial artist. We…
 
In an open love letter to classic kung fu films and retro video games, FIVE GODS OF KUNG FU is game developer GREGOR BESTELMEYER's action packed effort to marry the two and drop us all into a world where mastery is the goal and martial arts is the game. Follow FIVE GODS OF KUNG FU on KICKSTARTER and keep the spirit of kung fu alive! We discuss, deb…
 
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