BANG AVERAGE CHAT THAT YOU won’t want to END.
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Drug Smuggling, both Hash and Cocaine. Over 14.5 years in Prison. Venezuela. Columbia. Portugal. The UK. The Cali Cartel (In Columbia). Getting caught. Being a transporter. It is honestly mind blowing, and that is only the stuff he’s allowed to talk about.
Loved the honesty from Zack. He may be a professional athlete now (and look like he was carved out of Handsome Granite), but has spent years growing up having a bad relationship with food, which is actually really relatable. He’s risen to the top of the Crossfit community through grit, resilience and a determination based on his WHY, and after a disrupted 2020/21, I can’t wait to see where he goes next!
Luke is superb, giving honest insight in to Team Sky, Ineos Grenadiers, life in the TDF and other Grand Tours. The brutal realities of professional cycling and more – All a few days before the UCI Worlds in Flanders, for Team GB.
Dad The Dish
Dad the Dish has spent the last year showing everyone how to cook amazing meals at home, with step by step guides on Instagram and Tiktok. It has gone that well, he’s grown to 124k followers on Insta, 74k on Tiktok, and has helped loads of people in the community by giving back. That’s incredible, for a guy who was once homeless as an adult and had nothing, and even now, continues to receive abuse on socials…
Good to catch up with Rob, reflecting on a quality career. 2 Lions Series, 3 RWC’s, and played with and against the best players in the world. One of only 5 Welsh scrum halves to reach the 50 cap mark, and even got a Lions Test start, before his first Lions tour…A Club career spanning 3 countries, with some great highs and lows too.
Only Fans is something I get asked about a lot, so it was great to have Alaw on to discuss all things OF, especially as it has been in the news the past few weeks. She talks about some of the myths around it, what life is like as a content creator, dating whilst on OF, and the -ve’s that come with the +ve’s too.
An amazing club career, which never quite rewarded him with what I feel he deserved at international level, but no regrets all the same. Great attitude, took himself out of his comfort zone, and reaped the rewards away from the Welsh spotlight. Successful post career too, which is testament to his intelligence and character.
I loved this chat, and so grateful to Natalie for coming on, so close after Tokyo 2020. Raw and emotional at times, coming to terms with a personally frustrating games, knowing she didn’t achieve what she set out for. Some of the lessons she talks about in terms of being a girl and body weight etc are so important for athletes growing up.
I loved this episode. To overcome a bike accident that puts you in a wheelchair, and then head to Tokyo as an Olympian, is incredible. Honest and raw about the lows of life, and the highs of competing.
Her Game Too
I noticed #HerGameToo trending on Twitter, and saw their video too. It made me think (coupled with what happened at the Euros final), what is it like for Women fans in Football. Thought provoking, both inspiring and shocking in equal measures, I love the work Caz and the girls are doing, and the growing support from professionals in the game.
I was lucky to get a quick hour with Ebanie, and she just brings raw, unfiltered chat with a lot of energy! World Title fights. Breaking your ankle on debut, and winning. Selling dirty socks. Trusting no-one. Creating your own luck. UK fight fans. Resilience. Not judging a book by it’s cover.
Ben John – The Rugby Trainer
A promising career at the Ospreys with approx 80 caps, & talks of a Welsh call up, all stopped by repeated concussions, affecting Ben’s everyday life. Fast forward a few years & he is carving out a new career in Rugby, with @therugbytrainer on Instagram – Funny, insightful & engaging content for any rugby player who wants to get better!
Nicky is honest, and so relaxed about life, it’s refreshing to see. What a career, playing for some of the biggest clubs in England, and also Wales, France and NZ. 4 Rugby World Cups, a heap of stories, playing with the likes of Serevi and CauCau, but it’s the simple things in life he loves. Friends, family, and being a good bloke.
Unreal chat with Mason. It’s been a mixed start to his UFC career, but I loved how brutally honest he is about it all, and I have no doubt he will be a UFC world champion in time, after being a 2 weight Cage Warriors Champion. It is amazing a man who pays the bills with controlled violence, can talk to articulately and with such clarity.
Good to catch up with George after a successful first season out in Japan. Fascinating to hear his journey and thought process on leaving Saracens for Japan, and his desire to travel the world to gather experiences. He’s sacrificed a lot to do that – comfort zones, relationships, England and maybe even Lions caps, but its great to see he’s content with his decision, and happy how well it’s gone.