Episodes

Nov. 16, 2020

Episode 49 - Tom Stubberfield, documentary filmmaker

We talk to documentary filmmaker Tom Stubberfield, founder of Bullitt Films. He talks about his projects with the Chilean mine rescue, the Thai cave rescue as well as Hurricane Katrina and the Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. Tom ...

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Nov. 9, 2020

Episode 48 - Patrick Davies, former British Deputy Ambassador to the …

We talk to former British Deputy Ambassador in Washington Patrick Davies. He talks about Biden's historic victory, the chaos of working with the Trump administration and what next for America. Having met President elect Biden...

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Oct. 26, 2020

Episode 47 - David Kwong, puzzler and magician

We talk to the multi-talented David Kwong about puzzling during lockdown, missing live audiences and his love of bringing magic to the big and small screens. David has leaned into the virtual world, hosting instagram live puz...

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Oct. 19, 2020

Episode 46 - Andy Serling, horse handicapper

We talk to the Sage of Saratoga, leading horse handicapper Andy Serling. He tells us how horse racing has grown during the pandemic, what makes the sport so special and how legal sports betting is inevitable in America. He ta...

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Oct. 12, 2020

Episode 45 - Ruaridh Jackson, ex-rugby player and Glenturret whisky

We talk to former Glasgow Warrior and Scotland rugby player Ruiradh Jackson. We talk about retiring early due to Covid and transitioning to a career in whisky and gin. He tells us about the re-launch of Glenturret, Scotland's...

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Oct. 5, 2020

Episode 44 - Jael Ballard, LAFC

We talk to Jael Ballard, director of corporate partnerships at LAFC. She tells us how much she misses live sport, how MLS has seized the moment with social activism and how the world has changed for women in sport. We …

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Oct. 1, 2020

Episode 43 - Richard Hyde, British Consul General in Texas

We talk to British diplomat Richard Hyde, Her Majesty's representative to Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. He talks about diplomacy in the age of covid, diversity in Texas and in the British foreign servic...

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Sept. 21, 2020

Episode 42 - David Laird, luxury whisky specialist

We talk to David Laird, newly appointed Luxury Portfolio Specialist for William Grant. He explains why people spend thousands on good whisky, why sales are up so much during the pandemic and why even the most expensive whisky...

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Sept. 14, 2020

Episode 41 - Alastair Boase, co-owner of MacLeod Brewery

We talk to a Californian brewery owner about how pizza saved his business, running a bar during Covid and why a Scottish landscaper started selling English-style beer in Los Angeles. He tells us about how he protects his cust...

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Sept. 7, 2020

Episode 40 - Brad Beyer, actor and co-star in 42 with Chadwick Boseman

We talk to actor Brad Beyer who pays tribute to his 42 co-star Chadwick Boseman. He talks about working with the Black Panther actor and his portrayal of Jackie Robinson, how the film handled race and his sadness at the …

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Aug. 31, 2020

Episode 39 - Marc Benardout, DUI campaigner

We talk to Marc Benardout, British producer and director turned DUI campaigner following the death of his son. We talk about the social complications of drinking and driving, how DUIs are up dramatically during Covid and he t...

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Aug. 25, 2020

Episode 38 - Gavin Ramjaun, broadcaster

We talk to news and sports broadcaster Gavin Ramjaun. He tells us about reporting on sport during a pandemic, the importance of mental health for middle-aged men and buying the Saudi Arabian oil minister a Macallan. We also t...

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Aug. 18, 2020

Episode 37 - Natalie Morales

We have a very funny and very honest conversation with actor, writer and director Natalie Morales. She talks about her love for the entertainment industry, coping with her shows always being cancelled and how smashing her fac...

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Aug. 12, 2020

Episode 36 - Matt Long, travel writer

We speak to professional traveler Matt Long. He talks about the joys of visiting Disney World even in a pandemic, how his career was launched by a Jeopardy cruise and the moral complication of encouraging travel during Covid....

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Aug. 4, 2020

Episode 35 - Matthew Wiseman, BAFTA Los Angeles CEO

We talk to Matthew Wiseman, CEO of BAFTA Los Angeles. He talks about the struggles of his members in a world without tv and film production, moving BAFTA’s education programs online and the future of cinema. He also talks abo...

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July 28, 2020

Episode 34 - Tom Hartley, British Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana

We talk to Tom about whisky and gin diplomacy, the work of diplomats in a post-covid world with no glitzy receptions and his love for Ghana. We also cover how Black Lives Matter is being handled in Ghana, the wonders …

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July 21, 2020

Episode 33 - Master Kemmer, Tang Soo Do Master

We talk to Fifth Dan Black Belt and owner of Cutting Edge Karate, Master Brandon Kemmer. He tells us about the importance of martial arts in a well rounded education, teaching karate over Zoom and meeting Chuck Norris. He als...

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July 16, 2020

Episode 32 - Rhino, Gladiator

We talk to Mark Smith - better known as Rhino from the Gladiators. He tells us his journey from food stamps to Hollywood and from body building to Batman. How he got his break on one of the most popular …

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July 7, 2020

Episode 31 - Steve Valentine, actor and magician

We talk to veteran actor and musician Steve Valentine about his time in Hollywood and his global travels. He tells us about fighting Hulk Hogan, performing magic for Michael Jackson and even dealing cards at something resembl...

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June 30, 2020

Episode 30 - Laura Schwab, Aston Martin

We talk to Aston Martin’s President for the Americas Laura Schwab. She tells us about her love for the iconic British brand, the power of James Bond and growing up in Kentucky. Laura has also worked for Jaguar Land Rover …

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June 25, 2020

Episode 29 - Jason Trost, Smarkets

We talk to Jason Trost, founder of betting exchange Smarkets. We talk about the probability of a Biden win in November, why there was only a 20% chance Trump would win in 2016 and the $20bn sports betting market in …

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June 16, 2020

Episode 28 - Gerry Cottle Jr, Rooftop Cinema Club founder

We talk to Rooftop Cinema Club founder Gerry Cottle Jr. He talks about drive in cinemas in the time of Covid, his life growing up in the circus (including his sister’s pet monkey and performing penguins) and why he wants …

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June 9, 2020

Episode 27 - Henok Negash, Magic Castle magician.

We speak to Magic Castle performer Henok Negash, the Bow Tie Magician. He talks about how much he misses performing due to the lockdown, his time in the Peace Corps and how a famous divorce lawyer helped him perfect his …

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June 4, 2020

Episode 26 - David Haines, Chief Strategy Officer BakerRipley

We talk to former Marine and Obama advisor David Haines about his work serving Houston's communities during Covid and how he feels about racial divide in America.

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