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Passions

By Phil Crowshaw
A podcast from founder of Geeky Group, Phil Crowshaw and Spencer Phillips, dedicated to exploring and investigating the drivers behind our passions including, how to develop careers and businesses from them.
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Julia Fry - Head of Communications at Extreme E shares her passions.
Julia Fry is Head Of Communications at Extreme E. With 15 years of experience in PR, Communications and Press Operations under her belt she is passionate about using sports to tell stories which inspire or have a greater purpose. She specialises in sports, adventure and lifestyle media management, major event press operations, and global media relations. She loves seeking out and telling stories, creating impact and building positive relationships.
41:32
August 22, 2021
Motorsport Montage 1
Motorsport Montage 1
43:05
August 22, 2021
Motorsport journo, Sam Smith talks about his passion for Formula E
Sam Smith is a journalist and media specialist with extensive experience specifically in Formula E and endurance sportscar racing, but also many other categories of motorsport. He has attended all but six Formula E races since the start of the series in 2014, and has reported on Formula E for Autosport, Motorsport.com and the e-racing 365 website. He has also been the host of many post-race press conferences in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Formula E. He has contributed to many other magazines, including Motor Sport, Racecar Engineering, Motorsport Aktuell and the official FIA magazine. Residing in Cambridgeshire, UK, he is married with a daughter and is part of the founding editorial team of ‘The Race’ digital motorsport channel.
01:08:21
July 20, 2021
Director at Crunch, Peter Secchi shares his passion for sport and particularly Motorsport.
Peter Secchi is an expert in the area of sponsorship and particularly in Motorsport. In this interview he talks about his passion for sport and how his company, Crunch, has surfed the challenges created by the global pandemic and the continual changes in client expectation. Enjoy.
40:41
July 13, 2021
Ian Freeman talks about his Passions
Businessman, television consultant and former theatrical agent Ian Freeman was born into what was then considered the most powerful dynasty in entertainment. Lew Grade, a former Russian Charleston dancer, secured the rights for Britain’s first commercial television network in 1955 and together with London Palladium manager Val Parnell established Associated Television (ATV). This wasn’t the only Grade family business that was thriving as during the early 1930’s Lew and his brother Leslie had created The Grade Organisation which would become one of the most prolific talent agencies in the world. Ian promptly joined the organisation as a junior theatrical agent in 1968 working under the formidable entertainment agent Cyril Berlin who was specifically responsible for such stars as Des O’Connor, Lonnie Donnagan and Ted Rogers. This was a true powerhouse of entertainment and anyone who was anyone wanted to be associated with the Grade’s. It was a great grounding for Ian and there’s not a day that goes by where he doesn’t use a piece of knowledge that he learned during these four glorious years. Surrounded by significant figures within the development of British Light Entertainment who are somewhat sadly forgotten about today including Billy Marsh, Kenneth Earle and Peter Prichard, Ian was in the perfect environment to learn about the fine workings of theatrical representation.     After four years at the Grade Organisation, Ian made a significant move into the Leisure industry with his cousin Michael Grade. To Ian, Leisure and entertainment go hand in hand as you’re essentially providing a service and everyone is constantly on show. Their company First Leisure was founded in 1986 and quickly expanded to music bars and seaside attractions. As Ian explains, running a nightclub can be compared with being the director of a big budget variety show for the simple reason that the aim is for everyone to have the best possible time and every member of the production company knows their role. Providing entertainment is what the Grade’s have been bred on so Ian found it easy to adapt and customise the execution of the entertainment performance to cater for different audiences. Such a formula proved lucrative and for over a decade First Leisure was one of the most popular entertainment outlets in Britain. Yet the stars kept calling him back into the spotlight…     Having enjoyed a long association with the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund ever since his uncle; Bernard Delfont was made life president in 1962, Ian has always felt close to the charity. In 2007 he was honoured when he was asked to become the honorary treasurer of the EABF, now the Royal Variety Charity, raising money for unfortunate people throughout the UK. Primarily established to help and support entertainers who had fallen on hard times, the Royal Variety Charity has a responsibility to look after those who might be down on their luck and in need of a helping hand. The theatrical residential home; Brinsworth House in Twickenham is funded through profits from the Royal Variety Performance and other charity events throughout the year. This is something that Ian remains extremely proud of and the emotional attachment to the charity makes it so much more than a job.
40:03
June 28, 2021
Perou joins us to talk about his passion for...well....check it out.
Ralph John Perou known professionally as Perou and @mrperou on social media, is a Great British fashion, portrait and music photographer who has also appeared as a judge on Make Me a Supermodel UK and on season 2 of Bravo TV's American Make Me a Supermodel. He was part of the T.V series called "Dirty Sexy Things" on the British network E4 which aired in 2011. Perou photographed models to be put in his exhibition at the end of the series.
47:56
June 22, 2021
Ed Rusling Interview
CEO and business leader Ed Rusling joins us to discuss his passions.
43:59
June 14, 2021
Ian Dickerson Interview
Ian Dickerson is a British writer, director and producer. He has written about adaptations of Leslie Charteris's The Saint and Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.  He directed Randall and Hopkirk (Revisited) for Network in 2007 and the following year acted as producer on the documentaries The Saint Steps In...To Television and The Saint Steps In...To Colour also for release on Network DVDs. He wrote, produced and directed The Saint Steps In...To the 70s for Network and these were subsequently combined and released as a standalone DVD entitled The Saint Steps In...To Television later that year. His first book, The Saint on TV, was published by Hirst Publishing in 2011.[Further books include The Saint on the Radio (Purview Press, May 2015), Who is the Falcon? (Purview Press, December 2016) and "A Saint I Ain't" (Chinbeard, 2019). He lives with his wife and children in Hampshire, England.  Dickerson wrote a book about US radio adaptations of Sherlock Holmes, titled Sherlock Holmes and His Adventures on American Radio (2019). He also published previously unreleased scripts from the 1940s radio series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Dickerson explained in a 2018 interview that he was given the scripts by the family of Leslie Charteris, the creator of the Saint who also wrote Sherlock Holmes radio scripts.
34:22
June 6, 2021
James Hanaway Interview
James Hanaway is Head of Partnerships at The Big Cat Sanctuary which was founded in 2000 and is a UK registered conservation charity which is home to over 50 wild cats. A 32 acre site hidden in the peaceful Kent countryside began by default as a refuge for rescued cats. Now recognised as a centre of excellence and one of Europe's biggest wild cat centres making global partnership and supporting conservation initiatives.
38:14
June 6, 2021
Bill Deamer Interview - You 100% know his work! Enjoy.
Bill Deamer is one of Britain's leading choreographers whose extensive training is grounded in ballet, jazz and tap.  He is the first-choice go-to choreographer for period choreography.  He started his career when, employed as lead dancer in a production of Cabaret in the West End (choreographed and directed by his mentor Dame Gillian Lynne OBE), he was offered an opportunity to choreograph his own version of Cabaret at Salisbury Playhouse.   From there he has never looked back…    He was reunited with Gillian Lynne when he was invited by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Trevor Nunn to create the new tap choreography for the critically-acclaimed production of Cats at The London Palladium 2014 (which has subsequently run world-wide).  Other notable productions include Top Hat (For which Bill won the Olivier Award for Best Choreographer), the 50th Anniversary UK Tour of The Sound of Music,  Evita at the Dominion Theatre and the acclaimed Follies at The National Theatre directed by Dominic Cooke, for which Bill was nominated for his third Olivier Award.     Bill is also a very successful choreographer for film & television - His keen eye for the camera has served him well, most notably for So You Think You Can Dance, ITV’s All Star Musicals and the hit BBC series Strictly Come Dancing, where he continues to contribute featured group professional routines and Charlestons.  Throughout his career Bill has also become an expert on Fred Astaire, one of his dance idols.  He directed and choreographed the first-ever tribute to Fred at the London Palladium, and has appeared in ITV's Perspectives programme For the Love of Fred Astaire.
39:60
May 16, 2021
The amazing Ian Redmond joins us for Part 2 talking Conservation. Enjoy.
Ian Redmond is a tropical field biologist and conservationist, renowned for his work with great apes and elephants. For more than 35 years he has been associated with Mountain Gorillas, through research, filming, tourism and conservation work.  He has served as Ambassador for the UN Year of the Gorilla in 2009 and for the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species since 2010. He says, “I am a naturalist by birth, a biologist by training, and a conservationist by necessity. But conservation for me isn’t just about saving species. On a larger scale, the planet needs us to save functioning eco-systems; on a smaller scale, we must also recognise that species are made up of individual animals. For me, it became personal when I had the privilege of getting to know individual wild animals in the wild... I can truthfully say that some of my best friends are gorillas, and I care passionately about them and the future of all life on Earth."
32:40
May 7, 2021
When Brian was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2010, his friend Alison Hitchcock offered to write letters to cheer him up, enjoy their story.
When Brian was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2010, his friend Alison Hitchcock offered to write letters to cheer him up. Over the next two years, as Brian’s cancer moved from stage III to IV, Alison’s letters kept on coming. The letters became part of Brian’s recovery process, while Alison discovered a passion for writing she never knew existed. Four years on, Brian is now cancer-free, Alison is an author, and the two have a relationship that only the term ‘best friends’ can describe. Alison and Brian are now dedicated to getting us all writing letters and they discuss their  journey today with Passions.
52:13
May 5, 2021
Sarah Jane Morris is a singer with an astonishing vocal range and she was live on Passions
Sarah Jane Morris is a singer with an astonishing vocal range. Her thirty-year career, during which she has garnered a loyal and loving international audience, has been wide-ranging and her rich contralto voice goes from strength to strength. She has performed with many groups over the years, from rock to soul to African blues, with classical orchestras, a one-hundred cello ensemble, with acoustic guitars and jazz big bands. Her voice, her versatility, and her emotional intelligence - the absolute authenticity of feeling which she conveys - make her a world-class compelling performer. Well known for her stella performance with the Communards on their hit single 'Don't Leave Me This Way'
58:26
May 5, 2021
Singer Tom Seals joins us for some Passions banter and music
Tom Seals joins us for some Passions banter and music. He was born to entertain. He’s got fingers that extract extraordinary sounds out of a piano, he possesses a super voice, and he’s got a big personality. No wonder, he’s regularly compared with the mighty Jools Hollands. He’s boogie-woogie on acid and he was live on Passions.
01:00:21
May 5, 2021
Singer Saskia Griffiths-Moore Interview and Performance
As part of our Passion4Music mini series we will be live with Saskia Griffiths-Moore who is a folk/acoustic singer known worldwide for championing acoustic music, most recently with her lockdown initiative 'Talent Is Timeless' - the UK's first Age-Positive Songwriting Competition exclusively for the over 50's, attracting support from Tony Moore (Iron Maiden), Ian Matthews (Kasabian), Caffe Nero, Costa Del Folk, and being retweeted by the Cabinet Office of Veterans UK, the F-List, and many more.  Endorsed by JWC Guitars and Agnew Instruments and having signed a transatlantic record deal with The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation Inc., she has completed her third recording at Abbey Road Studios and is expecting to release a new album in the early summer 2021.  Saskia performed live for us on the show.
52:49
May 5, 2021
Masterchef finalist Mike Tomkins is in the house sharing his passion for food.
Mike is a Telecom sales manager in Surrey. He wowed the judges to win a place in the Masterchef grand finale.  Mike’s Instagram page, @thenotecook, boasts a love for cooking, showing off dishes ranging from roasted duck breast to chickpea curry.  His Instagram bio displays his knack for “Traditional Italian food, experimenting with some modern twists” and his style takes influence from his mum’s roots.  As you will see, Mike is a genuine guy with a genuine passion for food that is just inspiring! Enjoy.
33:31
April 26, 2021
Rugby legend AND Strictly star Austin Healey joins us for a Passions chat.
Austin Healey, also known as the Leicester Lip, was a hugely versatile player, gaining international caps for England at scrum-half, fly-half and wing.  Healey began his career with Orrell and Waterloo at wing or outside centre before switching to scrum-half when he signed for Leicester Tigers in 1996. It was this admirable versatility that proved to be Healey's greatest success and disadvantage in the game leading to him often, unfairly, being labelled as a "jack of all trades, master of none".  In reality Healey was at times a fiercely intelligent scrum-half, full of snap and niggle and always aware of the chance for a sniping break. On the wing, his pace and tactical awareness allowed him opportunities at club and international level following the arrival of Fijian Waisale Serevi at Leicester. His desire to play at fly-half was granted at Leicester at the expense of Andy Goode, but Healey never reached the heights expected of him in the position. Indeed, he only won a single England cap at 10.  Healey was an often outspoken member of the rugby fraternity, having spats with coaches Graham Henry, Andy Robinson and Pat Howard during his eventful career.  He received his full England debut against Ireland in the 1997 Five Nations, and went on to amass 51 England caps. During his career he was a Lions tourist in 1997 on the victorious tour of South Africa and again in 2001 during the series loss to Australia. His only Test caps came as a replacement in the second and third Tests in 1997.  Healey's finest moments on a rugby pitch came in the green and red of Leicester however. In the 2001 an 2002 Heineken Cup finals Healey was instrumental in bringing the silverware to Welford Road. He provided the break that led to the winning score against Stade Francais in 2001, and he scored the decisive try himself against Munster in 2002.  Following the high of the 2002 Heineken Cup win, it was back down to earth when Healey was left out of England's World Cup-winning squad in 2003. This event would gnaw at Healey to the end of his career, and he never played for England again following the World Cup warm-up with France in August 2003.  His retirement came at the end of the 2005-06 season following several damaging injuries. Healey then worked for Credit Suisse and served as an analyst for the BBC and Sky. In 2008 Healey took part in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing, following in the footsteps of Matt Dawson and Kenny Logan. In 2010, Healey was confirmed as ESPN's lead analyst prior to the UK channel's first season of Aviva Premiership rugby.
48:39
April 21, 2021
Part 2 - Sam Bird Formula E Jaguar driver interview. Sam talks about his Passion and how it was such a difficult journey to achieve his dream.
Part 2 - Sam Bird Formula E Jaguar driver interview. Sam talks about his Passion and how it was such a difficult journey to achieve his dream.
10:17
April 11, 2021
Part 1 - Sam Bird Formula E Jaguar driver interview
Part 1 - Sam Bird Formula E Jaguar driver interview. Sam talks about his Passion and how it was such a difficult journey to achieve his dream.
12:56
April 11, 2021
TV Producer Lee Connolly on his passions and success.
Lee Connolly joined the Comedy Department of London Weekend Television in 1998 before moving on to Entertainment where he would spend the next 18 years. Early on, Lee worked across many of ITV's flagship programmes as an associate producer.  As an Executive Producer and Creative Director, Lee became synonymous with large scale, shiny floor and event programming across music, comedy and entertainment including Bafta wins for The Sound of Music Live and Her Majesty the Queen's 90th Birthday. With over 50 music and event specials to his name, celebrating artists such as Neil Diamond, Bette Midler, Michael Buble, Take That, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Justin Bieber and many more.  Having also created and delivered a number of brand new series across various broadcasters including ITV and Sky, Lee finally left ITV Studios in 2018 to set up Penny Lane Entertainment. In the 10 years as Creative Director for ITV Studios Lee created, produced and oversaw a programme slate in excess of £160 million.
45:29
April 11, 2021
Going Fishing with Clive Bruton
Going Fishing with Clive Bruton 
37:01
April 11, 2021
Jim Simonette talks about The Jimmy Johnstone Academy and his passion for football.
Jim Simonette talks about The Jimmy Johnstone Academy and his passion for football.
39:31
March 30, 2021
Live Passions interview with CEO & Co Founder at Rebalance Earth, Walid Al Saqqaf.
Live Passions interview with CEO & Co Founder at Rebalance Earth, Walid Al Saqqaf. Walid will be sharing his Passions and what drives him forward. Enjoy.
56:48
March 29, 2021
Paul Zenon Interview. A little bit of magic. enjoy.
You will recognise Paul Zenon from TV. He is Britain’s leading magician – and funny with it. He has performed in around thirty countries in every conceivable location, from the London Palladium to the jungles of Belize, from the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas to an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic, and from the Comedy Store to the back of a truck in a Bosnian war zone.  He has literally hundreds of television appearances to his name including three top-rating hour-long one-man specials on Channel 4 and one on ITV. Paul is probably the UK’s busiest stand-up corporate entertainer, performing after-dinner entertainment, link-presenting and hosting awards ceremonies at events worldwide. In the last year alone he has appeared in Paris, Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo, Dubai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila, Mauritius and Tokyo.  We are truly honoured to have him on the show .
59:13
March 23, 2021
Footy interview with Steve Wilkes, Manager at Northwich Victoria
Footy interview with Steve Wilkes, Manager at Northwich Victoria. Steve talks about his passion for football, his claim to fame being featured on the BBC shouting at his players from up a ladder and coping with the impact of the pandemic. Enjoy.
37:34
March 14, 2021
Entrepreneur, Shami Kalra talking watches, motorsport and entrepreneurship.
Shami Kalra set up Omologato in 2015 and hasn't looked back since. In this fantastic interview his passion for motorsport and watches oozes out of every pore. Enjoy.
01:01:28
March 10, 2021
Saul Davies from James Interview
Saul Davies from James Interview
46:12
March 1, 2021
International Photographer to the stars Craig Sugden is in the house!
International Photographer to the stars Craig Sugden shares his passion and his own journey to get to become a highly acclaimed celebrity photographer. He also shares how he has coped with the year of the Covid Pandemic. Enjoy.
01:00:49
March 1, 2021
Rocco Buonvino, artist, concert impresario and event organiser talks to Passions.
Rocco Buonvino, artist, concert impresario and event organiser talks to Passions. With over 20 years in the music industry, artist and concert impresario, Rocco Buonvino has been at the forefront of staging some of the biggest entertainment events, from sold-out concerts to musical theatre productions and bespoke events with world superstars. Over two years until his untimely death in May 2012, Rocco looked after some of Robin Gibb's activities including the completion of his first classical work "The Requiem for Titanic 2012 Concert", with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Westminster Central Hall. Early in 2010 Rocco staged his own very first classical production, The Beatles Philharmonic Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, a spectacular orchestral concert of pure classical interpretations to celebrate the music of the World's Greatest Legendary Band, The Beatles. Special star performers included Dame Shirley Bassey, Beverly Knight, Tony Christie, Susan Black to name a few. Again, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alan Chircop and orchestral arrangements by Wayne Grima. Other musical credits include The Soldiers Charity Concert at the London Palladium, promoting and staging of shows for world-renowned artists such as Sir Cliff Richard, Rod Stewart, The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran. Each year Rocco co-stages the Malta Music Awards where he brought and orchestrated Peter Andre and his ITV team in 2013, Peter receiving several awards. Rocco did the same with Robin Gibb and Billy Ocean to name but a few. Rocco produced and directed his first live TV show, called Let's Talk Music, a highly successful award winning weekly music debate show on ONE TV in Malta. In June 2013 Rocco brought Hollywood icon Al Pacino with his acclaimed event, An Evening with Pacino to the UK for the very first time, for one unmissable night at the London Palladium. A unique event, a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal and share private moments with one of the greatest actors of his generation. The evening included an on-stage interview projected on large screen as well as giving audience members a rare chance to speak to Pacino in an audience Q&A session.  More recently Rocco has been active in the world of TV producing a range of programmes broadcasting on the Sky TV platform.
37:53
March 1, 2021
Part 2 - Formula E's DS Techeetah’s chief commercial officer Keith Smout talks to Passions about his passion for motorsport and life in the fast lane! - Part 2
Part 2 - Formula E's DS Techeetah’s chief commercial officer Keith Smout talks to Passions about his passion for motorsport and life in the fast lane! - Part 2
22:12
March 1, 2021
Part 1 - Formula E's DS Techeetah’s chief commercial officer Keith Smout talks to Passions about his passion for motorsport and life in the fast lane! - Part 1
Part 1 - Formula E's DS Techeetah’s chief commercial officer Keith Smout talks to Passions about his passion for motorsport and life in the fast lane! - Part 1
27:32
March 1, 2021
Laura Frey Interview about her passion for broadcasting
Laura Frey is a presenter and all round performer with a wealth of experience both in theatre and broadcasting. Laura is best known for her world famous breakfast show on Classic Gold which she performed with Tony Blackburn for 4 years. In fact Laura Pittson (Frey) and Tony Blackburn still hold the record for the longest running male/female duo on a national radio station breakfast show! In 2009 Laura joined www.gorgeousshop.com and launched their radio show. She now produces and presents the Gorgeous Shop Podcast – which has become the most downloaded beauty broadcast on the net. More recently you could have found Laura teaching Countryfile Presenter Matt Baker to tap dance in her dance studio!
56:33
February 8, 2021
Jillian Miller from The Gorilla Organisation joins us.
Jillian Miller has been leading The Gorilla Organization since 1992 and is the founder of its award-winning community-led conservation programmme. In this interview she tells her stories of passion and adventure. Enjoy.
50:34
January 22, 2021
Paul Stainton talks about his passion for showing off.
Paul was born in Goole in Yorkshire. He took charge of sport at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in the early 90s and was responsible for bringing football commentary to the airwaves of the county. Paul then moved to the big smoke with BBC Radio Five Live, as a producer/editor, before then becoming a reporter for BBC Television Sport News. Despite travelling the world with the BBC, he never left the Peterborough area so it was inevitable he would come home to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
50:09
January 22, 2021
Interview with International Media Mogul Paul Robinson
Paul is an experienced international senior media executive with a strong track record of success at major organisations including the BBC, Walt Disney Company and KidsCo (NBC Universal and Corus Ent). He has strategic and operational expertise, and is equally comfortable in commercial and public service organisations. For the last 20 years Paul has worked at CEO/MD level and is known to make things happen in a pragmatic yet focussed, goal oriented style. Paul is adept at securing change in large organisations and is also a talented entepreneur. He started KidsCo from an initial idea. He devised the business plan, securing shareholder funding,hired staff and launched the business and as CEO achieved 15 million customers in 98 countries in 5 years before majority sale to NBC Universal. Prior To his television and digital career, Paul was a successful radio exec, turning round national commercial station Talk Radio/Talksport from loss, as a senior leader in BBC national radio and as a Program Director and presenter in local commercial radio. He is a regular contributor to debate on media matters and is an accomplished TV, radio and press contributor. He is successful regular speaker and chair for numerous industry events including The IBC, Amsterdam, TV Connect, OTT World Congress, MipCom/Miptv and Radiodays Europe.
41:13
January 6, 2021
Interview with Ice Skating legend Robin Cousins
Robin Cousins is a British former competitive figure skater. He is the 1980 Olympic champion, the 1980 European champion, a three-time World medalist (1978–1980) and four-time British national champion (1977–1980), obtaining all of these titles during his amateur career. He followed this with a successful career as a professional figure skater and later starred in ice shows as well as producing several of his own. He is able to spin in either direction, both clockwise and anti-clockwise,[2] which is an unusual skill for a figure skater. Off the ice, Cousins has commentated on figure skating events for the BBC, and he assumed the position of head judge on ITV's Dancing on Ice show from 2006 to 2014. He has also appeared in theatre productions, including in the West End.
48:42
January 4, 2021
Conservation legend Ian Redmond joins me to talk in Primate language
Ian Redmond is a tropical field biologist and conservationist, renowned for his work with great apes and elephants. For more than 35 years he has been associated with Mountain Gorillas, through research, filming, tourism and conservation work.  He has served as Ambassador for the UN Year of the Gorilla in 2009 and for the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species since 2010. He says, “I am a naturalist by birth, a biologist by training, and a conservationist by necessity. But conservation for me isn’t just about saving species. On a larger scale, the planet needs us to save functioning eco-systems; on a smaller scale, we must also recognise that species are made up of individual animals. For me, it became personal when I had the privilege of getting to know individual wild animals in the wild... I can truthfully say that some of my best friends are gorillas, and I care passionately about them and the future of all life on Earth."
44:36
December 23, 2020
Russell Hayes Interview talking cars
Russell Hayes originates from Somerset, England and now lives in London. During fourteen years' of motoring journalism in print, television and online, clients included the BBC's original Top Gear programme, Channel 4's Driven, The Times and London Evening Standard. Since 2007 he's written an eclectic mix of seven motoring history books on subjects as diverse as the story of the Earls Court Motor Show, the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Beetle and Bus, and the Aston Martin V8 cars of 1969-2000. The Lotus and Volkswagen Golf histories are available as German editions. Many of the books were his own concept and he loves nothing better than rooting around in photo archives for that rare image!
28:33
December 23, 2020
Terry Burwell talks Rugby - Part 2
Terry Burwell is a Graduate of Loughborough College, he played for Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints, Hampshire and East Midlands before coaching Northampton Trinity and Northampton Saints.  In 1990 he was appointed as one of the first full time Directors of Rugby at Newbury RFC guiding them to the National Leagues and overseeing the move to their new ground at Monks Lane.  Terry joined the RFU as Director of Twickenham Services in 1997, as part of a new professional directorate, and subsequently had responsibility for RFU Community Rugby and Operations, serving on several of the RFU Committees with responsibility for game, coaching and match official development.  Terry, was a founding Trustee of the Rugby Football Foundation and actively involved in key Governance issues for Anti-Doping, Laws, Player Safety and Competitions Management.  He was a Director on ERC Board, Chairman of ERC Referee Committee, Chairman of Churchill Cup, FIRA/AER Representative as well as serving on various World Rugby/IRB working parties that introduced the World Sevens Series, the Under 20 RWC and the Global Structured Season.  As Tournament and Competitions Director he worked closely with Premier Rugby and the Community Game to develop our competitions structure and had responsibility for the RFU successful tender for RWC2015.   Terry retired from the RFU in 2011 and started refereeing again with Berkshire and Hampshire Referees Societies.  He is Chairman and Re-appointments Secretary of Hampshire Rugby Referees and is a qualified Match Observer/Adviser, a role that enables him to spend valued time with volunteers and match officials in clubs, schools and colleges throughout Hampshire.
24:57
December 17, 2020
Jo Diamond is Partnerships Director at W Series Motorsport. Jo shares her insights and experience.
Jo Diamond  is Partnerships Director at W Series Motorsport. Jo shares her insights and experience on women in motorsport and sport in general. She talks about how W Series will be supporting the Formula 1 Calendar in 2021 along with the mindset required to be the very best and how passion plays a vital role. She also has a realisation that her passion can sometimes make her a bad loser. Enjoy.
39:07
December 17, 2020
Entertainment supremo Ray Jones Interview
Entertainment supremo Ray Jones Interview
43:51
December 11, 2020
Terry Burwell talks Rugby - Part 1
Terry Burwell talks Rugby - Part 1
25:29
December 11, 2020
Interview with Theatre Producer Gary England
Interview with Theatre Producer Gary England
41:30
December 11, 2020
Dr Jane Galton talks Cheetahs
Episode 14 - Dr Jane Galton talks Cheetahs
31:24
December 11, 2020
Chairman of Royal Variety Charity, Giles Cooper Interview
Chairman of Royal Variety Charity, Giles Cooper Interview
29:52
December 11, 2020
LIVE interview on conservation and animal welfare with TV's Giles Clark
LIVE interview on conservation and animal welfare with TV's Giles Clark  
57:53
November 19, 2020
Great interview with CEO of Tallships.org Richard Leaman discussing his passion for the charity.
New on Passions. Great interview with CEO of Tallships.org Richard Leaman discussing his passion for the charity, the young people it supports and the imperative that is effective leadership. Enjoy.
32:08
November 14, 2020
Linked In Live Passions episode
Linked In Live Passions episode 
27:52
November 8, 2020
Talking training and development with Mandy Cresswell Phillips
Talking training and development with Mandy Cresswell Phillips
36:14
November 8, 2020
New today on the 'Passions' channel, we welcome Dawn Farrow to the show.
New today on the 'Passions' channel, we welcome Dawn Farrow to the show. Dawn is an industry leader in marketing communications, teams and business development. She shares her passions along with how what she thought was a passion turned out to be not quite so deep as she first thought. Enjoy. 
39:53
November 4, 2020
Passion at Quarry Bank Mill
Passion at Quarry Bank Mill 
04:27
November 3, 2020
Mark Preston, Team Principle at Formula E team DS TECHEETAH shares his Passion.
Mark Preston, Team Principle at Formula E team DS TECHEETAH shares his Passion.
30:43
November 1, 2020
Becky Palmer talks Colic
Becky Palmer talks about Colic, the causes and the solution. 
21:24
October 21, 2020
We are getting passionate at Rivington Gardens!
We are getting passionate at Rivington Gardens! 
03:39
October 19, 2020
Spencer Phillips shares his passion with charities
Spencer Phillips shares his passion with charities
43:55
October 16, 2020
Talking radio station passions with Kirk Pickstone
Talking radio station passions with Kirk Pickstone who runs Duggystone Radio....it's freakin global!
53:32
October 14, 2020
Passions getting spooky!!
Passions getting spooky!!
08:34
October 8, 2020
Janine Crowshaw talks Crystals
Janine Crowshaw talks to me about her passion for Crystals and Reiki
23:08
October 4, 2020
A Deeper Dive into our Passions
A Deeper Dive into our Passions 
08:03
October 4, 2020
Introduction to Passions
This podcast is a brief introduction to the Passions podcast.
03:30
September 28, 2020