Welcome to Project Pod UK - The Infotainment Podcast. Enjoy an amazing new guest each episode from a variety of backgrounds to share their stories, achievements, helpful tips and advice with you. Our Ethos - Listen, Learn and Laugh! From high level athletes, authors, film makers, coaches, musicians, entrepreneurs to name a few we guarantee that if you don’t learn or come away with a more positive view on life, you will have at-least been entertained! Please don’t forget to Like, Subscribe and Share!
From Personal trainer / Health and Fitness coach to Podcaster / Vlogger, Keynote speaker, Personal development Coach and now the Worlds number 1 bucket list coach and CEO of Bucket List Coach - Travis Bell has certainly earned the title of The Bucket List Guy. Trav helps people to achieve their bucket list goals, “People are dying at 40 and being buried at 80”. Your bucket list shouldn’t be a retirement plan or have to start because something dramatic or traumatic has happened in your life. Trav talks about how we should live our bucket list, how our bucket list should be part of our normal lives tied in with work, family and everything else. It should be tangible, achievable for us all.
Follow Trav’s 12 Step programme M.Y.B.U.C.K.E.T.L.I.S.T which he explains in his Tedex, YouTube link https://youtu.be/GImTk0BzBhM.
Also follow Trav on his socials; Instagram @bucketlistguy.travbell / Facebook Trav Bell - The bucket list guy / Twitter @Travbell or check the website http://thebucketlostguy.com
Ed Kressy is a self-defense instructor, a budding entrepreneur, a volunteer first responder, a friend and family member. Yet at his core he considers himself a garden-variety recovered drug addict. Ed discusses his early life of self loathing which led him into alcohol and drug abuse, enabling him to feel like somebody other than himself. Ed eventually became hooked on Methamphetamine which initially started off self medicinal, still allowing him to function and work until eventually the addiction almost ruined his life. After 11 years hooked on Meth, Ed managed to get sober through the 12 step programme and what he calls the 3 S’s - Spirituality, Self Help and Service to others. Ed now selflessly serves many others within his community which has been so well received by the FBI he was awarded the FBI Directors Community Leadership Award.
My guest today is J. Scott Christianson who is a Technologist, AI enthusiast and Teacher at the University of Missouri.
We discuss Artificial Intelligence; what is it? What does it mean? Will machine eventually replace us? Is Skynet a real possibility!?
We also look at Algorithms and the use of them in social media and the internet with the likes of Facebook and Google.
We also discuss the Donald Trump election campaign conspiracy and the pros and cons of machine learning.
You can find Scott on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/JScottChristianson and @JScottMo on Twitter or via his website https://christiansonjs.com and subscribe to his technologist news letter here http://frt.news/ Enjoy!
Gurmit Samra is a Film and TV writer, producer and Director. Gurmit was a lecturer at Derby College for seven years before pursuing his career in film and television full time.
His career highlights have so far included a short film ‘7 Reasons Why’ being featured at the Cannes Film Festival and the feature length film ‘Get Gone’ which was filmed in Derby and is due out on Netflix Autumn 2020. We discuss Gurmit’s journey into the world of TV and Film and his love and affiliation with the City of Derby including why he chose to film Get Gone in his hometown despite its lack of notoriety. Socials - Instagram @Gurmitsamra / Twitter @Gurmit_Samra / LinkedIn Gurmit Samra
Jon Macaskill is a Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He’s a Naval Academy graduate and has his masters in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School. Jon has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, off the coast of Somalia, and in Panama. He now runs his own consulting company, Macaskill Consulting, LLC, bringing mindfulness and meditation to high performing teams to aid in dealing with stress, anxiety and depression all while increasing focus, creativity, and productivity. He also serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Veteran’s PATH, a nonprofit organisation that works to introduce meditation and mindfulness to veterans to bring them a sense of Peace, Acceptance, Transformation and Honour.
We discuss Jon's decision to join the Navy in honour of the United States Flag and what it represents after emigrating from South Africa with his parents. We look at the selection process and the mental fortitude required to get through BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL) training and Jon opens up about his struggles with survivors guilt, which ultimately led to him into healing through mindfulness and meditation.
Socials - Instagram @Jon_Macaskill
LinkedIn - Jon Macaskill
Podcast - Veterans PATH
My guest today is Author Colm Holland. Colm spent twenty-five years working in sales and marketing in the publishing industry. He was a member the Harper Collins team playing a major part in publishing Paul Coelho's The Alchemist in 1993 which has now sold over 85 million copies becoming a Worldwide best seller - The most translated book by any living author, it has been translated into 80 different languages.
Colm joins me to speak about his life changing encounter with Paulo Coelho and his own book the secret of the alchemist due out on Amazon July 31st. In The Secret of The Alchemist, Colm reveals how you can discover the power to miraculously change the world around you beyond all recognition and for the better. Socials Instagram @colm_holland / Facebook Colm Holland / Twitter @Holland_Colm / Website www.colmholland.com
Wouter is an Entrepreneur, High Performance and Business Coach, Fellow Podcaster and all round great guy!
Wouter joins me to discuss how to become the best possible version of yourself, the key to reaching your full potential in life and how to be successful in achieving your goals. We discuss where people often fail and how to break free from "the fear" of leaving your comfort zone to move into doing what you love and changing your limiting beliefs.
We also discuss the difference between motivation and discipline as well as some of Wouter's tips and methodologies.
Wouter is currently writing his book which will be available at the end of the year.
Emma Gage is an Ex professional swimmer, Double Masters World Record Holder and Cross-fitter. We discuss Emma’s premature retirement from swimming at only 16 years old before making an unbelievable comeback after 10 years out of the pool to not only beat her personal best time but to go beyond this and win 2 gold medals in the 2015 Masters World championships in Kazan, breaking 2 world records in the meantime. We discuss her journey into CrossFit and how this played a major role in her achievements. Emma is now a CrossFit coach at M Squared Fitness in Manchester and owns her own coaching business SwimWod who are also running a yearly pool based CrossFit competition - Wod on Water. Emma is living proof that it’s never too late! Socials @emgage @Swimwodofficial @wodonwater @m_squared_fitness on Instagram. Websites www.swimwod.co.uk / @msquaredfitness.co.uk
This episode I’m joined by owner of Electric Motion Ltd and cousin of mine, The Bradfordian Elon Musk - Tim Ahad. We discuss his journey into the world of Electric Motor Vehicles, coinciding with the positive environment changes we’ve seen since the lockdown due to COVID-19. We discuss the the huge impact in which diesel vehicles have on the planet and how the emergence of electric vehicles is the way forward to protecting our human existence. The beers flow and we also get very self indulgent and talk about our joint love for UFC. With UFC 249 just around the corner we look at some of the fight card and give our thoughts and predictions on how they might go down. Socials - Instagram @Tim_Ahad / Website www.electricmotionltd.co.uk
The men behind the show sponsors Beast and Bulk Nutrition join me today to speak about their journey into health and nutrition, the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and sheer grit and determination to succeed and never give up. Two friends from humble beginnings chasing their dreams to become known in a packed market, the story of their business venture goes far beyond financial gains. Enjoy ! Instagram @beastandbulkofficial Website www.beastandbulk.com
Gary is a professional psychotherapist working with people suffering from Stress, anxiety, mental health issues and depression. This was an amazing and informative Pod which I really enjoyed. We delve into all of these issues and discover where the root causes lye, we discuss positive forward steps that can be taken to help you combat and come to terms with these issues. The importance of self acceptance and being / loving yourself always. Gary is running 100 miles for the charity mind in the month of May and I hope you guys can help him raise as much money as possible. Check his Intagram @Gazzamentalhealth
Clive is a great guy. Pro boxer turned trainer turned counsellor to now personal fitness trainer and gym owner. Clive is a no nonsense guy, he speaks candidly about dieting and training, mindset and how we can take the correct steps in making health and fitness a lifestyle and not a fad. We also go way back to where it all began with Clive, his underdog journey man status right through to today with his charity work and even in this tough time still helping people achieve their goals via his free YouTube workout video. I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and I hope you do to. Socials - Facebook @feronsgym and boxing academy. Instagram @fearonsgym. YouTube Clive Fearon. Twitter @fearons_boxing and website www.fearonsgym.com
My guest today is professional Kickboxer, Ammari Diedrick. It was great to be joined by Ammari to talk about his road to glory - The most elite Kickboxing organisation in the world. Ammari talks about his younger life and how he got into the sport, the highs and lows and his future ambitions within his art. An amazing young talent with a bright future ahead, Enjoy! Socials @ammaridiedrick www.glorykickboxing.com
Victoria Kleinsman is a Food freedom and body image coach. Victoria was a fantastic guest to have on the show. Her honesty and openness about her past was truly refreshing and her story is an inspiration to women going through the same issues. From being anorexic at the age of 13 to finding herself in a physically and emotionally abusive relationship at 19, Victoria explains how she broke free from a terrible place to become the self loving, positive, happy person she is today. She gives some amazing advice on how you can too achieve things such as loving yourself, knowing your worth and being a better you. We learn how to ditch the diets, taking back control of your mind and body, overcoming binge eating and the art of mindfulness. An epic length podcast, yes....but believe me one that is well worth listening too. Enjoy! Socials @victoriakleinsman on Instagram and Facebook / www.victoriakleinsman.com and check her podcast - Victoria’s Secrets to Health and Happiness
By day Steve works as an Electrician but by night he’s the Head coach and owner of Under the bar Goalkeeping further to this he runs two grassroots football teams. In his own words “like batman but shitter”. Steve’s a top guy, a good laugh and great to have on the show to talk about the world of grassroots football and his goalkeeper training, working with Eric Steele and Tony Elliot along with his future ambitions for UTB. We have the usual “get acquainted” and end of the show quiz too. Enjoy! Socials, Facebook - Under the bar goalkeeper training. Instagram - Under_the_bar_gk
Sandy Ryan is a Team GB Athlete and current women’s boxing welterweight commonwealth gold medal holder. We chat about her infamous gold medal winning bout at the Gold Coast in 2018, the dream of become a gold medalist at the olympics and further aspirations of going pro. We also discuss Derby and how as a small city we can do big things! It was a pleasure to have Sandy on the show, I hope you guys enjoy this one. The usual get to know the guest and quiz are in feature, can Sandy topple our previous guests as she has many opponents in the ring? Socials - @sandyryan93 on Instagram and Twitter/ Sandy Ryan Boxing on Facebook
Dwaine is a singer songwriter from Derby who was a finalist on the Voice 2016. Dwaine is one of the most vibrant, happy, positive guys I have ever met. We catch up on life in lockdown, the new emotion and feelings we now get in what seems a whole new world. There’s the usual 60 second quiz and so many laughs on this episode, I really hope you enjoy as much as I did. @dwainehayden on Instagram / Dwaine Hayden on Facebook and YouTube
Joining me today on Project Pod, Arun Summan aka Mr Positive. Hard unprecedented times right now, we’re on lockdown, we have all had to adapt to new ways of life. Arun is a personal trainer and lives a life full of positivity, he’s a great example of a hard working, Motivated go getter. Arun has adapted his lifestyle in the most positive manner and gives us his take on COVID-19. Socials A.S_movement on Instagram / Arun Summan on Facebook.