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From falling off treadmills to getting a lifelong injury from an amusement arcade horse, the lives of Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland are filled with a comedy of errors that will make you feel a lot happier about your own misdemeanors. Rather than never telling a living soul about the time Caroline accidentally created a murder scene at a teddy bear's picnic or the time Annabelle ended up naked on a wakeboard, they decided to tell anyone who'd listen. The pair met whilst working as pr ...
 
Have you ever met someone and thought their job sounded cool? Perhaps you've wondered how you can get to a position that doesn't seem to match any of the qualifications you have at the moment. If so, this podcast is for you. Each week, we'll chat to someone about their journey to the job they have today. You'll discover if their education fits their career and how interests outside of work impact their careers. This is 'What do they do?' - a podcast about jobs and how people got them. Get bo ...
 
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This weeks episode is jam packed with awkward cringeworthy funny stories! Infant, it might be our best/worst yet! First up, At least you didn't 3rd wheel your parents. That's right. Caroline went on a date with her Mum and Dad. Then there's Annabelle who describes herself as a "passionate woman" but as we learn, what this means is she can't be trus…
 
On this weeks episode, Caroline dishes out some VERY valuable life advice. Never yawn at a hippo. Turns out it provokes them as she found out twice when on two separate occassions they tried to kill her. Annabelle tells the tail of an absolutely awful date she went on that also involves a near death experience - although thankfully not hers. Or his…
 
At least you didn't...ruin your husband's job...stamp on a baby...or do something unimaginable over the Queen All of these stories are true. Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland are absolute walking disasters. On this episode, find out what happened when Caroline ruined her husband's job because she was bored and he was late finishing work...find…
 
At least you didn't...humiliate yourself on national tv...flash a mountaineer...tell a lie that backfired...or try to school a Michelin starred chef Yes. Caroline appeared on national TV. In a documentary. Very much against her will. Unsurprisingly it revealed her making a fool of herself. Thankfully it didn't involve her getting naked but that's b…
 
At least you didn't...practice being a beautician on your own face, forget the fundamentals of running, or humiliate yourself infront of a Gladiator. This weeks episode is nothing if not eclectic! With lockdown getting to Caroline, she made the horrendous mistake to sort her eyebrows out. With terrible results. Annabelle on her quest to become a ru…
 
At least you didn't...think you were famous, get naked infront of your Dad's mates or sling poo at a string quartet. Yes. Caroline Verdon worked for a local radio station and when she got her first job, she thought she was famous. All it took was a gym session to make her see the VERY embarrassing error of her ways. Accidentally letting one rip dur…
 
At least you didn't... star in your own peepshow, make a fool of yourself at the gym or nearly turn your boyfriend into a eunuch. Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland are disasters. And this episode proves it. No matter how bad your day/week/year is going, at least you can say with almost certainty that you've never accidentally starred in your o…
 
If you're having a bad day, it can be nice to know that other people have had a worse one. And those other people are Caroline Verdon and Annabelle Buckland. Their lives are utter disaster zones. Bad things happen to them. At least you didn't... is a brand new weekly comedy podcast is full of real life funny stories about the hilariously awkward si…
 
Les McBeth leads special projects for Future Design School. Based around their persona of a future ready graduate Les brings the various projects together across schools, higher education, corporate and community. We discussed the role and how Les got from a small Oil town in Canada to the role via some different degrees, studying in Lancaster, wor…
 
Matt Crowhurst is a former professional wakeboarder who now hosts and commentates on live events in arena cross, equestrian and wakeboard events. We spoke about the challenge of working in live events during 2020 and into 2021 with Covid-19 restrictions. Matt and Ben discussed Matt's initial water skiing, wakeboarding and journey to hosting a varie…
 
Brent took us through his journey to creating Far Skate Academy, where he provides education for young people through Skateboarding. Creating the boards, marketing the shop, filming skaters and art for boards provides a wide range of skills for the young people. Brent was a young skater who left school with few qualifications, however his passion t…
 
Speaking in December 2020 Ben and Dean caught up with Jemina Talja, who works across two charity organisations. Jemina is CEO of Adventure Ashram and Grants and Trust Coordinator for Hope Health Action. Jemina shared how she discovered her passion for international development and women's rights. This informed her studies but she has returned to th…
 
Ben and Dean spoke to Emmanuel in December 2020, to find out what an user experience designer does, the experience of building a business with his college friend, Lawrence and what inspired him to move from a keen illustrator to building user experiences in websites and apps. Emmanuel shared his journey from his nursery report where he 'could be fo…
 
Ben and Dean were joined by Amy Trigg. Amy is an actor and writer who was recently announced as winner of THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING 2020 (Ellie Keel Productions and Paines Plough). Amy's theatre work has been disrupted by Covid when we spoke in late 2020, previously she had been touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company. You can check out …
 
Ben and Dean identify the themes from all the interviews in the first series. Whilst reflecting on the conversations they had, they discuss imposter syndrome, building a network, finding a champion and qualifications. Join them for this meandering chat before season 2 of What Do They Do? launches in early January 2021. Get bonus content on Patreon …
 
This week, Ben and Dean speak to Holly Daniels-Christensen, founder of Dune Jewelry, an experiential jewelry company which uses sand and natural elements from your most cherished memories to make bespoke pieces. Listen to hear how Holly left home at 15 and picked up experience in numerous jobs before starting her own business on the side of full ti…
 
Imogen Napper joined Dean and Ben remotely from her home in Plymouth. As usual we started by asking what she wanted to be growing up. Imogen is a great example of someone who was not sure what she wanted to be growing up and has ended up in a career and area of work she did not predict herself. Imogen reminisces about her school project to find the…
 
Jeminatu Alabi-isama grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. In this chat with Jem, Ben and Dean delve into the path she saw for herself growing up as she moved through school and university. Working in the USA, Africa and now Europe, the skills she picked up outside the classroom really shaped her career. Through the conversation we find out about Jem’s…
 
Lawrence met with Dean and Ben online during COVID-19 lockdown. Lawrence spoke about his time growing up through to his work now. Check out Lawrence's current work via justaguy.co.uk Follow Lawrence on social media: Twitter | twitter.com/justaguy_lt Instagram | instagram.com/justaguy_lt Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
Recorded before Lockdown at the end of 2019, Ben spoke to Sam Peck about his journey to his current career. Ben mentions "the first episode" of the podcast where Dean asked Ben what he wanted to be. This episode was not published as it did not fit with the theme and the introduction episode replaced it. Maybe we will release it one day. We discusse…
 
At the time of interview Caitlyn was working in a large multinational, building innovation culture. Caitlyn grew up in South Africa. She studied social sciences at university before beginning work in sales for an international company, while in Cape Town. and moved to a start up, creating the sales department. Now working on an MBA, Caitlyn has alw…
 
Meet the hosts, Ben and Dean, as they discuss why they started the 'What do they do?' podcast. You’ll also find out what they’re hoping to achieve and get a taster of some of the jobs they’ve come across that they’d be interested to hear about. Follow our podcasting journey and keep up with new episodes through any of your favourite podcast platfor…
 
Have you ever met someone and thought their job sounded cool? It’s now commonplace for us to switch jobs and industries multiple times throughout life. Some people even have several jobs across several industries at once. On the ‘What do they do?’ podcast, we’ll explore the journeys people have taken to their job to find out what they do and how th…
 
Love him or hate him, there is a lot that our national marathoner has to share when it comes to his passion for the sport. Here's my conversation with the 2-times SEA Games Gold medalist on what it takes to be a champion, what it really means to be humble and more. He also shares some really great tips on how to get sponsored and also why companies…
 
UK Shyam is our first retired athlete in the show! He is a former national sprinter, he still holds the record for the fastest 100m sprint in Singapore and now he is writing a book which will be out in May 2018! (Book will be called: Running on Empty: The Story Behind 0.01s find out more here: https://www.ethosbooks.com.sg/products/running-on-empty…
 
When I first met Sasha, I thought she was too cool to talk to me but she turned out to be super nice and humble and I was totally smitten with her! In our conversation, I learned a lot more about not only wakeboarding- how the competition works and what wakeboarders do for training and I got to know Sasha more. I found out how determined she is and…
 
Here's our very own National Highjumper, Michelle Sng, as we talked how she got out of retirement to winning a SEA Games Gold medal and what she did to get her own sponsorship for her school to be able to train and study at the same time. Talking about #makingithappen, this lady is a kick-ass example of taking ownership of her life and paving her w…
 
She's a four times Paralympian, a Paralympic Bronze medalist in the SB4 100m breaststroke in Rio 2016, and a world record holder in the SB4 50m and 200m breaststroke but amidst all the achievements she has achieved, Theresa Goh is a super down-to-earth person. We talked about the good parts about being an elite athlete and the ugly bits where the p…
 
Took this opportunity to interview a 3-times Olympian from Austria while she was in Singapore for a Judo competition as a coach! We talked about her love for the other stuff in her life besides Judo which makes her happy and which actually in a way helps her become a high-performing athlete. Find out what keeps her going at 37 years old and if she'…
 
Meet this amazing athlete from the Singapore Goalball Team but don't be fooled by her sweet and bubbly character because when she's on court, her throws are fast and strong!Find out more about Goalball here: https://youtu.be/NL65BGgqQ2MLike their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/goalballsg/Or drop them an email to find out more: goalballsg@g…
 
It's no secret that kiteboarding is a male-dominated sport. Data suggests that as many as 90% of the kiteboarders in the US are men. We sat down with a group of female kiteboarders and talked about the status of women within kiteboarding and what can be done to bring more women into the sport. Read the full story in Volume 10, Number 3 of The Kiteb…
 
Ever wondered what kitesurfing looks like from the photographer's perspective? Wonder no more. Go behind the scenes with photographers Paul Lang and Gilles Calvet. Featuring kitesurfers Mitu Monteiro, Mika Fernandez, Alec Dektor, and Raphael Salles. See the photos and learn more about Donkey Island in The Kiteboarder Magazine Volume 10, Number 1 (S…
 
Offshore Odysseys’ Gavin McClurg joins us to talk about the recent article in The Kiteboarder Magazine about his 5-year circumnavigation with the Best Odyssey and also announces his next project, the Cabrinha Quest. Visit http://offshoreodysseys.com for more info.By paul@thekiteboarder.com (The Kiteboarder Magazine)
 
Sherman Island is not just a kiteboarding spot, but is home to a very strong and passionate kiteboarding community. It has a unique history and is not a spot where all kiteboarders can ride as the launch sites are small, crowded, and full of obstacles. This is a companion video for the featured article about Sherman Island in the Volume 8, Number 4…
 
Kiteboarding Designer and Musician Julien Fillion talks with The Kiteboarder Magazine over Skype about how he started kiteboarding, his history as a designer, and his band’s upcoming album. Julien is the current Liquid Force Kiteboarding kite designer. This interview is taken from the full DESIGN BY JULIEN FILLION article appearing in the June issu…
 
Living by the motto “nothing endures but change”, Mark Shinn has consistently redefined himself and his riding as the different sports around him have evolved over the years. A former pro windsurfer, Mark saw the potential of kitesurfing early on and was one of the sports first pro riders. In 2002, he achieved the unthinkable when he won the PKRA a…
 
Our guest on today’s podcast brought to you by The Kiteboarder Magazine is the founder of F-One, Raphael Salles. Established in 1996 as one of the first kiteboarding companies in the industry, F-One launched the Bandit, a delta-shaped kite, in 2008 and has dedicated its kite line to this shape for the last few years. Raphael is joining us live from…
 
The Raley is one of the easiest unhooked moves to do in kiteboarding and is a building block for many more advanced moves. The Kiteboarder Magazine takes you through the steps of your first raley. For more kiteboarding news, videos, and articles, visit http://www.thekiteboarder.comBy paul@thekiteboarder.com (The Kiteboarder Magazine)
 
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