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Inspirational life-stories with journalist Helen Fospero.

As a journalist, l’ve reported on and presented a wide-range of TV programmes and continue to meet incredible people – a podcast series offered a fantastic new challenge with no shortage of ideas for guests. With such a simple brief to work with, I knew I could introduce a natural mix of inspirational people, business leaders, celebrities and find a home for those without necessarily a high profile but with interesting lives worthy of airtime.

  • #116 – Sam Zeller

    Published November 24, 2022

    Sam Zeller shares the story behind lifting the first ever World Cup for Physical Disability Rugby League for England, beating New Zealand 42-10 in a tough game to become champions. Sam – a 23-year-old claims adjuster at Convex – says the England team’s focus is now on getting more exposure for the game to ensure…

  • #115 – Dr Manish Raval

    Published November 24, 2022

    Consultant anaesthetist Dr Manish Raval of Moorfield’s Eye Hospital reflects on 11 years volunteering for Orbis, travelling to places like Peru, Zambia and Mongolia to work on surgeries on board their state-of-the-art Flying Eye Hospital and in the community. Manish explains that 1.1 billion people have some sight loss yet 90% is avoidable. Orbis –…

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  • #114 – Steven Roberts

    Published November 24, 2022

    It’s Friday night at St Columba’s Church in London’s Knightsbridge. Helen joins Haircuts4Homeless founder Stewart Roberts at work and chats to some of those who turn up for a free cut and warm meal. Stewart started offering homeless people haircuts eight years ago. He now has 600 volunteers who have given more than 40,000 cuts…

  • Prof Callum Roberts

    #113 – Professor Callum Roberts

    Published November 3, 2022

    How the Convex Seascape Survey could reveal the ocean as our greatest climate ally As COP27 approaches, Callum Roberts – Professor of Marine Conservation at the University of Exeter – talks about the Convex Seascape Survey, an ambitious five-year scientific research programme to fathom out how the ocean could be a vital asset in slowing…

  • #112 – Adam Kingl

    Published October 26, 2022

    Adam Kingl gives us an insight into how to attract, motivate & retain Gen Y Globally renowned business expert Adam Kingl talks to Helen about the three generations in today’s workforce – baby boomers, Gen X and Gen Y By 2025, it’s estimated Gen Y will make up 75% of the global workforce but a…

  • #111 – Tom Lalampaa

    Published October 18, 2022

    Tusk’s first ever Conservation Award winner on brokering peace with feuding tribes in Kenya. As Hampton Court Palace prepares to host the 10th Tusk Conservation Awards, Helen is in Northern Kenya with the awards’ partner/co-creators Ninety One to meet their first ever winner, Tom Lalampaa. Tom – CEO of the North Rangelands Trust – explains…

  • #110 – Helen Saxon

    Published October 18, 2022

    MoneySavingExpert.com Deputy Editor Helen Saxon with tips on how to cope with the cost of living crisis. As the UK’s cost of living crisis deepens, Helen meets the Deputy Editor of MoneySavingExpert.com – Helen Saxon – for advice on what we can all do to survive the coming months.  With energy rates soaring, as well as food,…

  • #109 – Neal Callow and Jakob Falkner

    Published October 2, 2022

    Inside ’007 Elements’ as we celebrate 60 years of James Bond 60 years ago Sean Connery uttered those immortal words “Bond, James Bond” when Dr No premiered in October 1962.  As the franchise celebrates the milestone with a focus on the iconic music scores, Helen talks to Neal Callow – Art Director of the last…

  • #108 – Emily Wilson

    Published September 25, 2022

    Comedian Emily Wilson on performing her X-Factor one-woman show at The Fringe Fresh from performing 25 one-woman shows at the Fringe, New York comedian Emily Wilson talks to Helen about her “life-changing” experience in Edinburgh. In the show, written by Emily and Sam Blumenfeld, Emily shares the humiliating story of being a finalist on The X…

  • #107 – Betsi Rose Powley

    Published September 21, 2022

    Instagram inspiration @betsiatthemarsden explains how sharing her cancer journey has helped her and others Ten-year-old Betsi Rose Powley tells Helen that sharing her battle with Ewing Sarcoma – a rare form of cancer – with 70,000+ followers on Instagram has kept her positive through gruelling chemo & radiotherapy, and made her happy she’s helped others…

  • #106 – Pilot Matt Jones

    Published September 4, 2022

    Pilot and founder of Spitfires.com Matt Jones shares extraordinary stories with Helen from his record-breaking and risky circumnavigation of the globe

  • #105 – Ephantus Mugo

    Published July 24, 2022

    This week Helen visits a small primary school in Ntumbiri in Northern Kenya to meet Ephantus Mugo – winner of Disney’s Conservation Hero Award 2020