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A series of conversations with an array of creatives, hosted by Steve Whiteley. We talk about their journey, the struggles they’ve faced whilst progressing their career, strategies they use to unlock their creativity, how they balance their career with their personal lives, what impact this has on their mental health and lots more!
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Balancing Acts Steve Whiteley

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A series of conversations with an array of creatives, hosted by Steve Whiteley. We talk about their journey, the struggles they’ve faced whilst progressing their career, strategies they use to unlock their creativity, how they balance their career with their personal lives, what impact this has on their mental health and lots more!
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    Ashley Gorman on going from being homeless to following his comedy dreams

    Ashley Gorman on going from being homeless to following his comedy dreams

    Ashley is a comedian and writer from North West London.
    He went from being homeless to winning the London Comedy Stores brutal King Gong competition, gigging at all the top comedy clubs up and down the country, hosting The Gormania Podcast and writing and directing his proof concept film Diamanté. Ashley also found time to launch and MC at the infamous South Kensington Comedy Club.
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    Happy listening :)
    Steve
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    • 49 min
    Bel Knight & Clare Hoey on becoming a successful writing partnership

    Bel Knight & Clare Hoey on becoming a successful writing partnership

    Bel Knight and Clare Hoey are a writing partnership working across TV, film and podcast projects.
    They wrote and starred in their debut play It's Not Cute Anymore, which ran at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. The play was optioned as a TV show and they now have six original TV shows and a podcast in development: Delilah Must Die, a black comedy drama in development with Big Talk that made the Brit List in 2021. Dody The First a mockumentary with Roughcut. Flutter, a romantic comedy with Sid Gentle. Heart Squad 5, a Y2K whodunnit with Firebird Pictures and BBC Studios. King Hit, an Australian zillennial noir with NBC Universal and That's Showbiz Baby, a musical comedy podcast with Audible.
    They are writing their first feature film for Netflix, due to shoot in Summer 2022.
    Happy listening :)
    Steve




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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ryan Dalton on growing his podcast and going back to nature

    Ryan Dalton on growing his podcast and going back to nature

    Ryan Dalton is the host of the nature and wildlife podcast 'Into The Wild'.
    Ryan spent seven years as a comedian, performing all across London, Surrey and Berkshire, alongside the likes of Paul Foot, Sara Pascoe and Joel Dommet.
    He also ran his own nights, The Comedy Wire, based in Surbiton, Surrey and Bracknell, Berkshire, where he would often MC. At the start of the pandemic Ryan decided to leave stand up and solely focus on growing the already successful podcast.
    In each episode of 'Into The Wild', Ryan chats to experts in the field of natural science. Discussing everything from facts of individual specie, to more complex conservation topics.
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    Steve
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    • 56 min
    Simon London on the good, bad and ugly side of the BBC and TV industry

    Simon London on the good, bad and ugly side of the BBC and TV industry

    Simon has a well-deserved reputation as a broadcast ‘all-rounder’.
     His television career started at the Daily Mirror as the paper’s youngest ever television critic. He then joined LIVE TV as a presenter fronting the daily show Live With London as well as the Breakfast Show alongside Claudia Winkleman. He was the roving reporter on the Saturday night National Lottery Show, before joining the BBC’s City Hospital presenting team. After presenting shows for several major broadcasters he joined the production team of the BAFTA award-winning So Graham Norton before producing V Graham Norton, which won a NTV Award. He then joined Talkback as Head of Comedy Entertainment and has held executive television roles at Fremantle, RDF and back at the BBC where he was the Creative Head of Comedy and Head of Comedy North. Simon is also an expert in digital media after a stint as Social Content Director for The Stylist Group. More recently he was Head of Original Programming and Content for Africa Media Works’ Yanga TV, winning the channel a Screen Nation Award in 2019 for Favourite Black Broadcaster.
    Simon has given talks at Google, You Tube and Guardian Panels about content creation. He is also a regular contributor on Talk Radio and BBC Radio London where he discusses news, current affairs and pop culture. Finally, he is the co-founder of KidRated – a website where children review family days out and attractions.
    Happy listening :)
    Steve - @offkeysteve


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Stephen Tomlinson on using the breath to increase physical and mental performance

    Stephen Tomlinson on using the breath to increase physical and mental performance

    Stephen is one of the few people in the UK who is fully trained in the Neuromuscular Activation technique known as Be Activated.
    Over the last thirteen years, he has trained in a wide range of advanced physical therapy, injury assessment, exercise rehabilitation and sports performance improvement techniques. Be Activated is a ground breaking and relatively new method used by elite sports teams and professionals to effectively treat injury and revolutionise performance. A former national medallist swimmer and a single figure handicap golfer himself, Stephen has Activated Olympians, Paralympians, Ladies & Mens European and PGA tour golfers, world record holders and me...
    Happy listening :)
    Steve - @offkeysteve

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    • 53 min
    Naomi Shragai on how our past informs our working relationships

    Naomi Shragai on how our past informs our working relationships

    Naomi is an author, freelance journalist, business consultant and psychotherapist.
    She has written for The Times and The Guardian and since 2008 has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times, where she writes predominantly about the psychological aspects of working life. Her first book, The Man Who Mistook his Job for his Life, was published by Penguin in August 2021.
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    Steve - @offkeysteve


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Georgie Lisle ,

Fascinating!

A fascinating listen! I’ve learnt so much from this podcast! It’s highly entertaining as well as informative. Steve asks all the questions that you want answered. 5/5!

Campbemk ,

A great listen!!

There’s such a wonderful array of guests on this podcast. Each episode brings something new. Steve is a great listener and asks the right Q’s. Can’t recommend it enough!! 10 out of 10

gabyb0611 ,

Amazing podcast

Love the interviews! Always looking forward to the next episode. I always feel so inspired after listening. Couldn’t recommend enough!

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