LIFE LESSONS: FROM SPORT AND BEYOND

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Nigel Owens: Self-acceptance & self-compassion

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"If compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete"

Self-acceptance and self-compassion are two of the most powerful mental health 'tools'. As part of mental health awareness week, I explore both topics with the help of Nigel Owens, the...

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Make every day a good day: Henry Fraser

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Could the keys to making every day a good day basically come down to three things: acceptance, presence and gratitude? This week's guest says so. His name is Henry Fraser, a best-selling painter, best-selling author and highly in-demand public...

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Developing a growth mindset: Tony Stanger

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"People will remember how you made them feel, not what you said."

This week's conversation is with the man who scored the most famous try in Scottish rugby history – Tony Stanger. He touched the ball down to secure Scotland the Five...

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Are you coming for Love or Fear: Katie Warriner

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"Why do we always have to be better than yesterday? If it's because you feel like you're not enough as you are - let's talk about that"

Katie Warriner is a performance psychologist who has worked with a dazzling array of top sportspeople, including...

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Challenging the mainstream model of reality: Bernardo Kastrup

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Do we really live in a fundamentally physical universe? Are we fundamentally physical beings?

Most of us feel there is a world of stuff out there – trees, cars, buildings, clouds. People believe we are born into this world in the form of a body,...

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Barry Hearn: Being your own best friend

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"If you can't be your own biggest champion - why would anyone else be?"

Barry Hearn is a towering figure in the world of sport – a sports promoter par excellence. He is the founder of Matchroom sports and has been involved in loads of sports...

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Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu: Gratitude

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Thomas Hal Robson-Kanu is the footballer who scored probably Wales’ most famous goal of all time against Belgium in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. The theme of this episode is the power of gratitude. And we are not just talking about being...

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Dr Nicky Keay: Hormones

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Hormones are the internal chemical messengers that have a powerful influence on our mental and physical wellbeing. When your hormone levels are balanced, you will tend to have stable moods and feel energetic, motivated, and mentally sharp. But -...

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Paul Dolan: Happiness by Design

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"Do things that bring you pleasure or purpose. If they don't - stop doing them." Paul Dolan is a behavioural scientist and author of the bestselling book Happiness By Design and Happy Ever After.

Our conversation is about recognising that the stories...

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Cath Bishop: Winning does not change who you are

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What is a price worth paying for a gold medal? That's a question that Cath Bishop seeks to answer in her work. Cath is a former World Champion British rower who won silver at the Olympics. She was also a diplomat and is now a leadership speaker,...

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Stevie Ward: Surrendering to life's challenges

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We like to think we know what will happen, but we don't actually know what will happen an hour from now let alone in a years time. Stevie Ward burst onto the rugby league scene as a teenager, helping Leeds Rhinos win the...

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Alistair Brownlee: Tips From the Sporting Elite

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Alistair Brownlee is the only triathlete in history to successfully defend an Olympic gold medal – he won his first at London 2012 and backed it up by repeating the trick in Rio in 2016. He is also a two-time world champion, a four-time European...

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Aimee Fuller: Fear Less, Live More

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Aimee Fuller is a former professional snowboarder who made history as the first woman to land a double backflip in competition and competed in two Winter Olympics. In 2019, Aimee fronted the documentary Running in North Korea, which...

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Max Lowe: Radical Vulnerability

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Max's father was Alex Lowe – the greatest mountain climber of his generation. Days before Max’s 11th birthday, Alex was killed in an avalanche while on expedition. Alex Lowe’s best friend and climbing partner Conrad Anker escape from...

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Chloe Brotheridge: Calming anxiety

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Rates of anxiety were rising rapidly before the pandemic – and have shot up since the world changed in 2020. In 2021, 'anxiety' was chosen by children as their word of the year. It’s clearly a huge issue.

One of the most powerful tools to...

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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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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.