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The Wheel of Life is a weekly talk show , hosted by John Clarke and Rich Lowndes. The talk show airs on Midlands based internet station Micro Brew Radio every Thursday @ 6pm. We endeavour to change the perception of disability, through good conversation and demonstrating that whatever someone’s limitations, they can be transcended with positivity and determination. We chat to a wide variety of guests about music, mindset and human connection.
 
Chris chats about all things related to the world of therapy and explores with different guests each week what therapy is for them, from talk therapy to running up mountains. He chats to people about their different experiences and challenges they have had. He also meets different therapists and researchers to find out about the approach they use. And along the way there will be lots of laughs as well.
 
Comic Nerds and Newbies Assemble! Deep in the Four Color Fortress, The Four Color Comrades meet bi-weekly to chat all about comics for your listening pleasure! Alan loves Hal Jordan, Manga, and the technical side of comics. Chewie is a comic newbie with a love of horror and the dark side. Ian wants super powers, is way into Batman, and is easy to please. Ryan is our indie guru, comics historian, and geek father of two. With our powers combined, we are... Four Color Commentary: The continuing ...
 
We talk to political scientists about what field research looks like on the ground. In each episode, we bring on expert guests to discuss different ethical and logistical aspects of the field research process, based on the book we co-edited with the same title: Stories From the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science (Columbia University Press, 2020).
 
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This week, John and Rich talk to actress and singer/ songwriter Aine Rose Daly. They discuss her role in the hit Amazon Prime series “Hanna”. They also discuss the need for transparency around mental health issues within the creative industries and much more. ———————————————————————— Listen to Aine’s music here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7i3k…
 
Dr. Leyla Hussein went through her own Islamic divorce over 15 years ago, and has since spoken out about her marriage, her difficult divorce, finding happiness after divorce and ‘divorce parties’. In this episode, Kate and Leyla discuss the challenges surrounding her divorce, given her Somali and her husband’s Kenyan heritage as well as why she thi…
 
This week, John and Rich talk to Simon Howard about his brand new EP “Youth’s Ground”. They discuss how a trip to the USA was the catalyst for the record, producing the EP with the help of Sloe Flower Studios and much more. ———————————————————————— Listen to Simon’s new EP here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0Y1U1lonq5gOWk0ZSBbPph?si=OvG4MGmYQzi84…
 
This week, John and Rich talk to Tadhg Daly about his brand new EP “Forever Young”. They discuss the importance of lyrics, the concept behind the EP and much more. ———————————————————————— Listen to Tadhg’s new EP here: https://ffm.bio/tadhgdaly You can follow John here: https://linktr.ee/mrjmdclarke And check out Rich’s Instagram account: https://…
 
Harriet Hadfield is a broadcaster and journalist who’s covered notable news stories for the BBC and Sky News over the past 15 years. Since her marriage broke down suddenly and unexpectedly last year, she and her 3-year-old son Jack have settled on the Isle of Wight to be near her family and to the beach. Jack’s dad lives in Switzerland so they have…
 
This week John and Rich speak to Ian Barstow from the "3 Men and A Microphone" Podcast. They discuss the change in landscape of creating a podcast. They also discuss representation of the LGBTQ+ community within society today, along with much more. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ You can follow John here: ht…
 
In this episode, Kate is joined by Cecilia Corbetta and Judah Racham from Place2Be. Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years of experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. Its mission is to improve children and young people’s mental health. Place2Be's vision is for all children and young people to have…
 
John and Rich are joined by their friends Nicola, Jess and Faye. They discuss the rigmarole of trying to purchase concert tickets as disabled people. They also delve into the extraordinarily stressful situation of not being able to use the toilet whilst out and about. ——————————————————————— You can follow John here: https://linktr.ee/mrjmdclarke A…
 
Steve Tummon talks to Chris about his preparations for swimming the English Channel in July 2022. He shares his insights that he has learned through his training regime and how valuable it is to stay in the present moment. They chat about all things swimming and much much more. Steve brings a passion to his lived experience and there is much to ins…
 
After years harassing and cajoling him, we are delighted to finally have Ian Chapman on the show. Welly talks about his time in the FA Academy in Lilleshall, coming through the ranks at Brighton, his career, exit, and re-emergence as a coach. And how he acquired the nickname 'Welly'. Listen back to one of our own. Shirt of the week is... horrible.…
 
This week, John and Rich talk to their friends, Faye and Terrianne about the pitfalls of being able to find truly accessible accommodation.They draw on their personal experiences and endeavour to shine a light on this often taboo subject. You can follow John here: https://linktr.ee/mrjmdclarke And check out Rich’s Instagram account @lowndespencilar…
 
Kate is joined by Maria Boghiu and Graham Landi from Spill. Spill is a health-tech start-up with a mission to bring high-quality therapy to as many people as possible. Maria is Head of Product at Spill, with a background in tech as a software engineer and is currently in the process of re-training to become an existential therapist. She has a small…
 
Kate is joined by Bec Jones and Anthony Syder. Bec has a background in family law as a family law solicitor with over 8 years’ experience and has also been through her own divorce. She is fantastic at offering pragmatic advice and is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the legalities around divorce and separation. Bec has been a divorce coach …
 
While we twiddle our thumbs waiting for the Premier League to return, Proud Canaries organiser Di Cunningham told the Roar about their concerted efforts to stamp out homophobia, while Mental Health United founder Tim Allen told Al about the club, and the benefits it brings to the community. Ady was knocked for five in the Albion Quiz Round, while S…
 
A welcome return to the show for Jason Thackeray who joined Ady & Al to discuss the Arsenal game, and its social connections with the Market Diner (aka the all-night café) from the 1990s. Plus we looked at safe-standing and drinking in sight of the pitch potentially being decriminalised. Contains ranting. Shirt of the week is a harmonious affair.…
 
Brian Owen and The Treason Show's Mark Brailsford join Ady & Al for a 'forensic dissection' of the Palace v Brighton game. Plus there is chat on the aftermath, the Albion women reaching the FA Cup Semi-Final, the return of crowds to theatres and much more. Plus Ady talks to Seagulls Travel boss Darren Gillis on how the fuel shortages are affecting …
 
Helen Lederer is a comedian, writer and actress who emerged as part of the alternative comedy boom at the beginning of the 1980s. She established a stand-up act at the Comedy Store in London and then won parts in episodes of The Young Ones, which had been written by her Comedy Store contemporaries Ben Elton and Rik Mayall. Among her television cred…
 
With the so-called controversy of the Leicester match falling into our laps for once, TV's Dave Beckett and Social Media's Ryan Adsett joined Ady for a chew over the previous weekend's fun and games, while Stand Up's Jim Daly pondered the match coming up at Selhurst, while paying tribute to Robert Eaton's family. Maillot de la semaine est français.…
 
Kate is joined by Rory the Vet and Oli Juste, dog behaviourist, to discuss all things pet and separation. Kate and her guests explore all topics related to pets, divorce and separation – from pet anxiety when their owners split to whether ‘petnups’ might be the way forward. Dr Rory Cowlam, also known as Rory the Vet is a practising veterinary surge…
 
Dr. Amy Baker has a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College of Columbia University in the USA and is a researcher, expert, author, and a nationally recognized expert in parent child relationships, especially children of divorce. She is the author or co-author of 8 books and over 115 articles on parental alienation, co-parenting with a…
 
Carl Donnelly is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer, and podcaster. He’s been twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award and appeared on a selection of TV shows such as Mock The Week, and Russell Howard’s Good News. Carl has travelled the world having performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, The Melbourne International Com…
 
Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian, author and podcaster who has appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman's Hour and Four Thought. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? was longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and followed a trilogy of solo shows investigating the psychology of love and relationships. Her new book The Br…
 
Zemar Dajani is a proud mum of two girls, Dania and Yasmina, who are from two different marriages in two different countries. Zemar’s first marriage in Jordan was very difficult, after her first divorce she re-invented herself and decided to go to law school. Since qualifying, Zemar has been working as a Commercial Solicitor in London for over 15 y…
 
Lucy Fry is a writer, author and speaker. Her memoir, Easier Ways To Say I Love You, explores love, lust and loss in all its rawest forms. During this episode, Lucy shares how she and her wife co-parent their son and how they've achieved an amicable split, even with bumps in the road. Thank you Lucy for your realistic and honest insights into relat…
 
This episode is about the beginning of a separation. The difficult bit when one of you knows the relationship is over but the other person isn't ready to move forwards. Our guests are Relate counsellors, Dee Holmes and Peter Saddington. Relate is known as ‘the relationship people’, specialising in counselling for every type of relationship includin…
 
Dan is a 31-year-old Dad from Hampshire, and co-parent to his beautiful four-year-old daughter Evie. Evie’s mum and Dan separated just over two years ago when she was two and have since been navigating the ups and downs of a co-parenting life which as we know can be tough. Dan started to share their journey together on social media in an honest, no…
 
In this episode, Kate is joined by two guests to discuss the newly launched campaign, the Parents Promise. James Hayhurst is the founder of the Positive Parenting Alliance and creator of the Parents Promise. Having seen up close the multitude of issues in the family courts and the scale and numbers of children affected James wanted to begin a new c…
 
Holly Bell is an award-winning blogger, author and a finalist of the Great British Bake-Off. Holly is divorced and has three sons and recently released her book, “I know I don't know you, but... True stories, reflections & advice on divorce" after experiencing many women reaching out to her for advice and support. Holly wrote the book to be a bit l…
 
Tamsin Caine has a background of over 15 years in financial services. She began Smart Divorce following her own experience of divorce. Tamsin now advises people in the same situation as she once was in, helping and empowering them to take back control of their life and finances. Smart Divorce provides bespoke divorce financial planning services to …
 
In this bumper penultimate show of the season, we've invited first-time writer Simon Medhurst, first time poet The Brighton Bard (aka Jonathan Bradshaw) back to chew over the West Ham and Man City games. We also talk to Gavin Wilson of Hibs Talk to glean how the new Brighton / Hibs tie-in is being received in Edinburgh. Shirt of the Week is just tr…
 
Dr Malie Coyne talks to Chris about the value of compassion and the work of meeting others in a very real and authentic way. They talk about her book and the experience of her work with children and also the experiences of working on TV. They have a very real and honest conversation about the value of connection. She talks about separating her diff…
 
Ulrika Jonsson is a television presenter and writer. She has an illustrious TV career including TV AM, Gladiators, Shooting Stars and Celebrity Big Brother to name just a few. Ulrika has been married three times and has four children. During this episode, Ulrika talks honestly and openly about each of her three divorces and how she and her exes hav…
 
With the Albion safe for a fifth consecutive year in the top flight, reporters Derren Howard (Brighton & Hove Independent) and freelance Nick Szczepanik joined Ady & Al on a host of subjects, from leadership, indiscipline, fake transfer stories, printed news and much more. Shirt of the week is VERY 90s.…
 
On this week's show, we continue with part 2 of the interview with four of the team who so handsomely won promotion to the Championship in 2011. Plus we talk to Piglet's Pantry founder Jo Hunter on her first 10 years' experience of being award-winning pie supplier to the Amex.By RadioReverb
 
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