10 episodes

No gimmicks; just Great Company.
Join Jamie every Wednesday as he's joined by great guests for great conversation: it's GREAT COMPANY
A JamPot Original Podcast

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Great Company with Jamie Laing JamPot

    • Comedy
    • 4.6 • 197 Ratings

No gimmicks; just Great Company.
Join Jamie every Wednesday as he's joined by great guests for great conversation: it's GREAT COMPANY
A JamPot Original Podcast

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    DR RAYYAN ZAFAR: CAN PSYCHEDELICS CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

    DR RAYYAN ZAFAR: CAN PSYCHEDELICS CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

    Reframing the narrative on psychedelics, how alcohol is the most destructive drug in society, and the debate on legalising drugs, leading expert in psychedelic research, Dr Rayyan Zafar joins Jamie to change your perspective on this fascinating topic.
    With only 30% of the population actually responding to anti-depressants, Dr Zafar reveals the potential of psychedelics as an alternative to anti-depressants [17.53], the REAL reason why drugs are illegal [35.48] and explains how gambling addictions are a serious mental health illness [48:44].
    This is an eye-opening conversation aiming to really challenge your perception of these subjects.
    To find out more on Dr Zafar you can find him on:
    Instagram: @rayyanzaf @icaro.events
    Twitter: @RayyanZafar6
    Websites: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/psychedelic-research-centre/ // https://www.drugscience.org.uk
    If you enjoyed this episode, please click follow - we have so many great guests like this one, you won't want to miss out!You can also follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @greatcompanypodcast
    THE CREDITS:
    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer
    Booking: Ben Johns
    Video: Jamie Gilbert
    Great Company is an original podcast from JamPot

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    CRYSTAL HEFNER: WHAT LIFE WAS REALLY LIKE INSIDE THE PLAYBOY MANSION

    CRYSTAL HEFNER: WHAT LIFE WAS REALLY LIKE INSIDE THE PLAYBOY MANSION

    From the cult-like world of Playboy, financial abuse at the hands of her husband and building her life up after leaving the “bunny” empire at 31, Crystal Hefner is a NYT best selling Author, American model and the third wife of Hugh Hefner.
    Crystal reveals how she entered the Playboy mansion as a young, introverted women; the collateral damage of a highly competitive and misogynistic environment. Running away from a cover-shoot 5 days before her wedding, and how she took back her power over the last decade.
    This is an empowering conversation about choosing yourself after years of objectification and misogyny.
    If you want to read Crystal Hefner’s book, 'Only Say Good Things', find it here: https://amzn.eu/d/44SrACp
    If you enjoyed this episode, please click follow - we have so many great guests like this one, you won't want to miss out! You can also follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @greatcompanypodcast
    THE CREDITS:
    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer
    Booking: Ben Johns
    Video: Jamie Gilbert
    Great Company is an original podcast from JamPot

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    • 57 min
    DR FEDERICA AMATI: THE DANGEROUS LINK BEHIND ALCOHOL AND BREAST CANCER

    DR FEDERICA AMATI: THE DANGEROUS LINK BEHIND ALCOHOL AND BREAST CANCER

    Misconceptions about the gut, its astonishing connection to our mental wellbeing, and the truth about Ultra-Processed Foods, leading expert and Head Nutritionist at ZOE, Dr Federica Amati joins Jamie for this special guest expert episode of Great Company.
    Dr Federica reveals staggering statistics, sheds light on alcohol's direct impact on risk of cancer [16.12], unpacks common misconceptions [05.50] and explains the surprising link between diet and our personal lives - from dating, to fertility [29.20]
    This is a fascinating conversation that will nourish your mind and change your eating habits.
    If you want to read Dr Federica’s latest book, you can find it here: https://amzn.eu/d/8cEF7hp
    If you enjoyed this episode, please click follow - we have so many great guests like this one, you won't want to miss out!You can also follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @greatcompanypodcast
    THE CREDITS:
    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer
    Booking: Ben Johns
    Video: Jamie Gilbert
    Great Company is an original podcast from JamPot

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    STEVEN FRAYNE (the magician fka DYNAMO): I’M LIVING PROOF YOU CAN ESCAPE DARK TIMES

    STEVEN FRAYNE (the magician fka DYNAMO): I’M LIVING PROOF YOU CAN ESCAPE DARK TIMES

    TW: This episode contains discussion of suicide
    Living in fear, burying the past and discovering magic in unusual places, STEVE FRAYNE is one of the most successful magicians of our time, having overcome health issues, bullies, and an alter-ego that came to be too much to live up to.
    Having destroyed his alter-ego, DYNAMO, in December 2023, Steven chats to Jamie about the beauty of naiveté, arriving in London on a £1 Megabus from Bradford, to taking a leap in the states, which ultimately led to him to find the persona of Dynamo. It’s a story inspired from humble origins of watching his grandfather perform magic [06.55], which has enabled him to overcome shyness and connect with people all over the world [28.22]. Steven also opens up about finding light after dark times [34.59]
    AND of course, Steven blows Jamie away with some sleight of hand, and real magic. 
    This episode is truly inspiring and shows that everyone has their own magic to share…
    If you enjoyed this episode, please click follow - we have so many great guests like this one, you won't want to miss out!
    You can also follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @greatcompanypodcast
    THE CREDITS:
    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer
    Booking: Ben Johns
    Video: Jamie Gilbert
    Great Company is an original podcast from JamPot

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    ZARA LARSSON: WE DID A LOT OF FAMILY THERAPY

    ZARA LARSSON: WE DID A LOT OF FAMILY THERAPY

    Craving validation, the pitfalls of being a perfectionist and having to grow up quickly, Zara Larsson's lived a lifetime in the spotlight; her story is one of fearlessness and passion.
    Join Jamie as he chats to the sunniest popstar in the biz; from finding fame aged 10, to why Beyonce brings her to tears, Zara is a force of good energy and positivity. However, with great fame comes responsibility - Zara shares about her destructive teens [31.58], her innate need for validation [14.23] and the pressure of living up to the success of her first album [46.03].
    Zara’s album ‘Venus’ is out now, listen here: https://www.zaralarssonofficial.com/listen.html
    If you enjoyed this episode, please click follow - we have so many great guests like this one, you won't want to miss out!
    You can also follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @greatcompanypodcast
    THE CREDITS:
    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer
    Booking: Ben Johns
    Video: Jamie Gilbert
    Great Company is an original podcast by JamPot

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    ELIZABETH DAY: WHY MY FORTIES ARE MY BEST DECADE YET

    ELIZABETH DAY: WHY MY FORTIES ARE MY BEST DECADE YET

    TW: This episode contains discussion of baby loss
    Finding peace after miscarriage, overcoming heartbreak six times and surviving bullying at school, Jamie is joined by his great friend, and podcasting OG, Elizabeth Day.
    As the powerhouse behind hit podcast. 'How to Fail', with over 50 million downloads, Elizabeth is a voice of resilience, discussing divorce, fertility struggles and navigating the transformative decades of Elizabeth Day's life, from the pursuit of coolness in her twenties to the acceptance of herself in her forties
    ....not to mention the intriguing first encounter between Elizabeth and Jamie, including a digger and a LOT of tequila.
    This episode is open, honest and incredibly raw.
    If you'd like to listen to Elizabeth's own podcast, you can here: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m7U7kNne0iu35HK571Ui8?si=b7161374c87444ed
    And if you want to read her latest book, Friendaholic: Confessions of Friendship Addict: https://amzn.eu/d/2lhRoTD
    If you enjoyed this episode, please click follow - we have so many great guests like this one, you won't want to miss out!
    You can also follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @greatcompanypodcast
    THE CREDITS:
    Exec Producer: Jemima Rathbone
    Assistant Producer: Gurlina Heer
    Booking: Ben Johns
    Video: Jamie Gilbert
    Great Company is an original podcast by JamPot

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

mummaraz ,

Surprising

Just listened to Jamie interviewing Steven. What a great episode, I was crying and laughing equally. Loved listening to Dynamos journey and realising Jamie is a great interviewer. Great podcast will go back and listen to some earlier episodes now.

efgrant ,

Great pod!

Jamie is genuinely such an incredible interviewer. He manages to connect on a deep and honest level with the guests and it allows for such brilliant conversations. Im really impressed and cant wait to hear more! 👏🏼

Mary - kate ,

Amazing podcast!

Really great Jamie, Steven Frayne was so inspiring!

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