Public speaking can be one of life’s most feared challenges – until you are doing it. Once The Moment arrives, the speaker might still tremble within, but the performance can feel as smooth as gliding through water.
My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in the first half of 2021, featuring: Open Mike Eagle; El-P; Richard Herring; Nigel Planer; Alexei Sayle; Omid Djalili; Questlove; Mariah Carey; Marc Maron; and Katey Sagal.
Victory at all costs for today is a dead end. Tomorrow will be here soon enough. Always think about tomorrow.
Against the odds, beautiful trees and flowers can flourish in the desert. Life finds a way, even in the harshest circumstances. So can you.
El-P (of Run the Jewels and Company Flow fame) makes the impossible feat of sustaining creativity through constant reinvention seem easy. His podcast series with Open Mike Eagle goes deep on his work and the fiercely independent ethos that guides it.
Kevin Hart wisdom: When the final word of the final sentence of the book of your life is written, what will your story be? A post inspired by some wise words from Kevin Hart’s incredible podcast with Joe Rogan.
The world’s attention is not on you. And that is no bad thing. You have the space, the time and the freedom to focus on being and doing better. If you went by just his Twitter feed, you could be forgiven for thinking that Ed Latimore is a gent of few words. But those few […]
How do you react to stillness? What lessons will you take from the stillness forced by the pandemic?
We can never take equality for granted. Any progress towards equality is always at risk of being reversed. Prejudice will always find new forms.
When we become history, what will our story be? Some thoughts on time and change, inspired by the all-encompassing, endlessly renewing wonder that is London.