LIFE LESSONS: FROM SPORT AND BEYOND

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Rupert Spira: A Philosophy Of Sport And Reality

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What the experience of flow in sport may reveal about the nature of reality. One theme that has arisen time and again with sportspeople on DTMTS is the experience of flow: when we lose ourselves in whatever it is that we are doing. Several...

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Danny Kerry: Self-Awareness

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Reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses to grow as a person in sport, business and life. Kerry is one of Britain's best coaches, leading Team GB's women's hockey team to gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He's now leading GB's men to Tokyo 2021.Rio was...

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Jonny Wilkinson: Obsession

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While we explore the art of letting go of control in order to find peace of mind, we talk about the concept of pressure and how it is created by thought, not by external factors. Wilkinson opens up about the emptiness he felt after winning the Rugby World...

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John McAvoy: The Power Of Environment

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Having grown up around some of the most notorious criminals in the country, McAvoy spent ten years in the UK's highest security prisons – where he had an epiphany that transformed his outlook and identity. McAvoy – now a Nike-sponsored Iron Man...

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Sir John Kirwan: Mental health

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Back when All Blacks legend Kirwan was one of the best rugby union players in the world, he had a serious mental health crisis which sent him on a wellness journey that eventually led to him being knighted for services to mental health. Here he shares his...

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Lucy Gossage: Self Talk

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A 13-time Ironman Champion and oncology doctor, Gossage tells us about how she learned to understand how the way she was talking to herself, and the unconscious beliefs she held about herself and the world around her, impacted and hindered her performance. She...

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Helen Davis: Beliefs

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A sports psychologist who has worked with a number of top athletes, including previous DTMTS guest Lucy Gossage, Davis explains the key understanding that it is not people or events that make us feel or behave in a certain way, but rather our perceptions and...

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Ronnie O'Sullivan: Moderation

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Having struggled with various addictions throughout his life, including food, drink, drugs and even running, snooker legend O’Sullivan tells how learning to exercise restraint in all areas of life, including in planning his playing schedule, has extended...

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Sir Clive Woodward: Culture

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After Woodward was appointed England coach in 1997, he went about transforming the culture of the team using many of the lessons he had learnt running a small business - taking England to the Rugby World Cup in 2003. Here he shares his thoughts on how to...

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Dave Alred: Pressure

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Alred is the go-to elite performance coach of many of the world's best athletes, including golf major champions and world cup winners including, most famously, Jonny Wilkinson. He started his career as a teacher, though, and it was during that period that he...

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Steve Peters: Managing Your Mind

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Learning to manage your mind is crucial to both happiness and success, so we can look to Peters – who famously created a model of the mind that was the subject of his first book The Chimp Paradox – to help us develop techniques to do so. He argues...

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Dr David Hamilton: The power of kindness

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Hamilton – who has a PhD in organic chemistry and is now an author, speaker and TV personality – explains how kindness can make us happier, deepen our relationships and even improve our heart health and immunity. Fascinatingly, with an R number of...

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Ryan Holiday: Stoicism

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See clearly, act correctly and endure and accept the world as it is; these are the three key pillars of stoicism. Best-selling author Holiday teaches us how to use this ancient Greek philosophy to cope with the ups and downs of life, and explains why we should...

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Kate Richardson-Walsh: Role-Model

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As Team GB hockey captain, Richardson-Walsh captained the UK to a historic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She talks about actively seeking out other people to learn from, the importance of having tough conversations, and explains why it’s worth...

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Jos Buttler: Exploration

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One of England’s greatest cricketers and an integral member of the team that won the World Cup in 2019, Buttler tells how staying in touch with the childlike enthusiasm for what you are doing and by taking delight in exploring your own limits you can tap...

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Frances Houghton: Teams

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Over the course of her two decades in the British rowing system, including competing at five Olympic Games and winning three silver medals, Houghton underwent a big evolution that led her to question what is truly important. What she found out is valuable to...

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Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence

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An internationally known psychologist and author of the best-selling book Emotional Intelligence, Goleman explains how EQ is about understanding ourselves better, managing our own emotions, and using empathy to better understand the feelings and emotions of the...

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Ebony Rainford-Brent: Self-Development

The importance of habits, embracing your flaws and accepting yourself rather than trying to fix yourself are just a few of the topics tackled by Rainford-Brent, who won both the World Cup and the Ashes during her cricket career and was also the first black woman to play for England. Sharing...

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Damon Hill: Knowing Yourself

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When Hill secured the Formula1 Championship in 1996, he ensured that he and his father Graham Hill entered the record books as the first father-and-son pair to win the sport’s biggest prize. But sadly, his dad was not there to celebrate the achievement;...

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Bill Beswick: Character

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Beswick is one of the world's best-respected sports psychologists, having worked at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson during the club's dominant reign. In this episode he talks about developing a ‘fighter mindset’; ie taking full...

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Billy Monger: Acceptance

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The power of accepting yourself and letting go of the need for approval are the main takeaways from this episode with Monger, a racing driver who, after having both his legs amputated after a crash, was back behind the wheel of a car within a year. Since the...

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Andy Puddicombe: Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Puddicombe, former Buddhist monk and founder of Headspace, has arguably done more...

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Chris Hoy: Confidence

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Having won six Olympic gold medals during a dazzling cycling career, becoming World Champion 11 times, Hoy is perfectly placed to explain how to develop the right attitude, why looking a fear of failure in the face can be utterly transformative, and how...

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Alex Danson: No Regrets

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After suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2018, Danson – one of Britain’s greatest ever hockey players – shares why the most difficult aspect of her accident was the loss of identity and purpose that she suffered. She has now come to see...

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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.