LIFE LESSONS: FROM SPORT AND BEYOND

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Johann Hari: Why you can't focus

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So many of us are struggling to focus and pay attention to what we need to. It can feel like a moral failing – as if there is something wrong with us individually. But Johann Hari argues that is not the case. The problem runs much deeper.

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Jimmy Chin: The risk of not taking risks

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"The two great risks are risking too much but also risking too little. That's for each person to decide. For me, not risking anything is worse than death. By far." - Jimmy Chin

Jimmy is a pro climber, skier, photographer and Oscar winning Film...

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Bradley Simmonds: Why Consistency Is King

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Bradley Simmonds is one of the most in-demand fitness trainers in the UK. The list of well-known people whose physical and mental health he has helped improve includes John Terry, Louise Redknapp, Brendan Rodgers, Niall Horan, Olly Murs, Declan Rice...

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Tim Harkness: How to have difficult conversations

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A guide to talking to people who don't share your opinion.

We live in really polarised times, where largely impenetrable tribes have formed around certain beliefs and world views – so having a guide to help us communicate effectively with people...

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Owen Eastwood: Belonging

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Owen Eastwood is one of the world’s top performance coaches. He worked alongside Gareth Southgate as England prepared for this year's Euros, and Team GB ahead of this summer's Olympics. He's also worked with the Scotland rugby squad, the South...

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Embracing values and compassion: Laurence Halsted

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Laurence Halsted - who competed at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics in fencing and was a European silver medalist - believes sport is falling short of its potential. The pervasive 'win at all costs' mentality has led to problems like doping,...

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Self-awareness: Amy Williams OBE

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Amy Williams MBE became the first British athlete to win Gold at a Winter Olympics in 30 years at Vancouver 2010. Her event was Skeleton - which basically involves lying face down on a small sled, hurtling down an icy track at speeds upwards of 80...

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Bill Beswick: Taking responsibility for your life

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Bill Beswick is one of the world’s top sports psychologists. He worked at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, as well as at many other top football clubs and in other elite sports. He has also worked individually with World Class...

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Jason Fox: Trauma

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Jason Fox is a former Royal Marine commando and special forces sergeant. Since leaving the army, Jason is best known for hosting Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins. The theme of this episode is trauma, and asking for help....

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Eddie Jones: Leadership

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What are the keys to good leadership? According to England Rugby Head Coach Eddie Jones, it's about setting a vision and working backwards, planning well, being adaptable and inspirational - which can simply stem from the way you care for people....

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Dr Amy Izycky: Challenging the Champion Narrative

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Everyone knows the mainstream narrative around elite athletes – that they are superhumans capable of achieving the truly incredible. True in many ways – but perhaps not the whole story. What if - in many cases - the drive required to...

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BJ Fogg: Change Your Habits Change Your Life

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Professor BJ Fogg is one of the world's top experts when it comes to behaviour change. He has spent 20 years researching and teaching insights about human behaviour, and is the author of the New York Times best-seller Tiny Habits: The Small Changes...

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John Barnes: We are all the same

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John Barnes is a former Liverpool, Watford and England footballer who would like people to think hard about discrimination and its origins. He has a new book out - The Uncomfortable Truth about Racism - which explores the human propensity for...

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Will Greenwood: Evolution

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How life helps shift our focus from me to we. Will Greenwood is one of England's greatest ever rugby players. He played centre and was a key member of the 2003 World Cup winning side. It has been nearly twenty years since England won the World...

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Paul Merson: The Cruelty Of Addiction

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How addiction can rob you of everything and how to seek help
Paul Merson – the ex Arsenal, Villa and England footballer turned Soccer Saturday regular has battled issues for years with drink, drugs and gambling, which he considers to be the...

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Sam Harris: The self delusion

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Is the voice in your head who you really are? Most of us believe that there is a 'thinker' in our heads, who is thinking all our thoughts. My guest this week Sam Harris - neuroscientist, philosopher, New York Times best-selling author, host of the ...

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Sally Gunnell: Asking For Help

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Sally Gunnell is a British athletics Great; the only woman to be Olympic, World and European 400 metres hurdles champion while simultaneously holding the World Record. While she dominated her sport in the early 1990s – Sally admits she...

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Chris Clarey: Embracing each moment like Roger Federer

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What lessons can we take from the approach, attitude and outlook of Roger Federer Helping me answer that question is Christopher Clarey – arguably the top tennis journalist in the world, who writes for the New York Times.

Chris has written a...

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Josh Warrington: Making Good Decisions

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Making good choices - even when you feel like you are missing out or not progressing as quickly as you would like. This is something Josh has done throughout his life, even in the face of peer pressure and frustration. We also talk about getting...

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Cal Newport: The Dangers of Digital

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How smartphones and social media may be making us more anxious and distracted - and what to do about it.Cal Newport is the author of two seminal books: 'Deep Work' and 'Digital Minimalism'. He argues that our ability to perform undistracted work on...

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Ed Jackson: The Healing Power of Hard Conversations

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Why self-sacrificing and people-pleasing can be selfish, while looking after yourself can be selfless. Ed Jackson suffered a devastating accident after diving into a shallow swimming pool and breaking his neck in 2017. He made a miraculous recovery...

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Chrissie Wellington: Intuition

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The power of tapping into our internal guidance system - and trusting that it will take us where we need to go. Chrissie Wellington is one of the greatest athletes of all time: a four-time Ironman World Champion who broke the world record and retired...

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Laura Massaro: Remaining Grounded

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Why avoiding sport's undoubted riches and ensuing fame - and remaining grounded and humble - can be a blessing. Laura was the world's number one squash player and its World Champion. However, squash doesn't get the attention of some other sports, and...

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Helen Glover: Fun and Games

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Remembering the importance of play - with the first woman to make a British Olympic rowing team after having children. Helen Glover is already a two-time Olympic Gold medal winner, and wasn't expecting to have the opportunity to win a third. Since...

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DTMTS CHANGED MY LIFE

It pulled me out of a deep depression, enabled me to finally confront and fade down my demons at the age of 58, and has kick-started my business. It's clear that this is Simon Mundie's vocation/life purpose. He has to do it. Thank goodness. I feel an immense debt of gratitude.

NEVER MISS AN EPISODE

I’m a regular listener on my long runs, with back-to-back episodes regularly taking me through half marathons and training runs of up to 20 miles building up to another marathon. Simon’s interview style is exceptional and the research he does to deliver the conversations and dive into incredibly interesting areas with each guest, is outstanding. Thank you and can’t wait to see what future episodes will bring.

TOP CLASS

Simon has a fantastically positive and enthusiastic style that can’t help but rub off on the listener. Combined with thoughtful and exceptionally knowledgeable guests Don’t Tell Me The Score is essential selection for any podcast library.

NOTHING BETTER

Whether you’re interested in sport or not, this podcast is so relatable and engaging! Brilliant guests, inspiring stories and so much to learn from each one. Highly recommend.

YOU NEED TO LISTEN!

Best podcast I have found and don’t let the sport side put you off... I’ve passed this podcast onto people who aren’t massively involved or interested in sport and they too have spoken highly of it!

BRILLIANT PODCAST!

I’m so glad I found this. Simon is great at bringing out the best in his interviewees and letting them speak. You don’t need to be a fan of a particular sport or even sport in general to appreciate the life lessons and attributes covered.

GREAT PODCAST. NOT JUST FOR SPORTS FANS

I only discovered this in the last month or so, and I’m now hooked as it’s terrific. Simon has a naturalistic style and chats with the guests as if they’re old friends, and the subject matter is always engaging and stimulating.

LOVE LOVE LOVE

A fantastic podcast which, whatever the subject, never fails to inspire. The relaxed conversational style makes it a very easy listen and I never come away from an episode without having learned something, about myself, about others, about life.