55 episodes

Katie Piper, writer, broadcaster and star of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, brings stories that will inspire you, making you laugh and cry. Katie chats with inspirational people who have turned incredible adversity into powerful positivity. A Somethin' Else production.

Katie Piper's Extraordinary People Somethin’ Else

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    • 4.8 • 518 Ratings

Katie Piper, writer, broadcaster and star of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, brings stories that will inspire you, making you laugh and cry. Katie chats with inspirational people who have turned incredible adversity into powerful positivity. A Somethin' Else production.

    Two Years of Extraordinary People: Part 1

    Two Years of Extraordinary People: Part 1

    It’s officially two years of Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People! In that time, over fifty incredible guests have opened up about their personal journey, with their stories involving anything from trauma, to recovery, to success. As this year has been so difficult for so many, we wanted to look back at the moments that left us feeling uplifted and inspired. In this episode, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill shares how her athletics background has helped her face other challenges in life, Manchester Arena bombing survivor Freya Lewis explains how she’s dealt with life after trauma, Busted’s Matt Willis talks about how he manages his demons after dealing with fame at a young age, and TV chef Nadiya Hussain explains how she deals with anxiety.
     
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    • 34 min
    Nikki Lilly is extraordinary!

    Nikki Lilly is extraordinary!

    Nikki Lilly is an award-winning presenter and vlogger, with an Emmy, a BAFTA and over one million YouTube subscribers to her name. She’s presented several of her own CBBC shows, and even has a book on the way 'Come on Life'. It’s a phenomenal set of achievements, made even more amazing by the fact that she’s only 16 years old. It’s what Nikki gives back that makes her truly inspiring. As a child, she displayed symptoms of what was later diagnosed as Arteriovenous Malformation. She’s endured more than 70 operations to treat it, and at just nine years old she set up the Butterfly AVM Charity to help others and raise awareness. In this conversation, Nikki explains what real beauty means to her, how she overcomes her darkest days, plus Nikki and Katie share their respective experiences of living with a visible difference.
     
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    • 37 min
    Andrea McLean is extraordinary!

    Andrea McLean is extraordinary!

    TV presenter, journalist and writer Andrea McLean is also a much-loved panellist on Loose Women, who we're used to hearing open up about her personal life and experiences. However, when Andrea experienced a breakdown, she kept it private from the public - until now. Ahead of the release of her book ’This Girl Is On Fire’, detailing the cause and aftermath of her struggles, Andrea shares her story.
     
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    • 34 min
    Jameela Jamil is extraordinary!

    Jameela Jamil is extraordinary!

    Actress, activist, TV presenter, writer and self-proclaimed ‘feminist-in-progress’, Jameela Jamil, opens up about how she overcame trauma at various stages of her life, now using her platform to amplify the voices of others via her I Weigh movement. In this incredibly frank conversation she shares how her ‘high hopes, low expectations’ mentality took her from being a television presenter in the UK, to becoming the star of the hit US sitcom The Good Place. She’s certainly lived an extraordinary life.
     
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    • 46 min
    Stephanie Yeboah is extraordinary!

    Stephanie Yeboah is extraordinary!

    Stephanie Yeboah is an author, public speaker, and role model for so many. Over the past 11 years, she's built up an online following as an advocate for self-love, whilst sharing her honest, and sometimes brutal experiences as a plus-size black woman. Katie and Stephanie catch up ahead of the release of Stephanie’s debut book ‘Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girls’ Guide to Living Life Unapologetically’, discussing the ‘acceptable fat’ shape, how brands could improve their diversity and inclusivity, and Stephanie’s viral article, titled ‘I Found Out The Guy I Was Dating Did It For A Dare’.
     
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    • 43 min
    Introducing.... The Passion Economy

    Introducing.... The Passion Economy

    Hey Katie Piper fans! Here's a show we think you'll like from our friends at 3Uncanny4..... The Passion Economy!


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    Damali tells Adam about her “aha moment” The moment she realizes she wasn’t using 100% of her skills and passions in her current 9-5 job in banking and details how exactly she was able to identify her unique set of passions and interests that fueled her to quit her job, and create her own business where she was able to truly do what she loves.  
     
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
518 Ratings

518 Ratings

Wolfie in the wild ,

Katie Piper's interview with Nikki Lilly

I've just listened to Katie's chat with Nikki Lilly - what a wonderful and naturally flowing conversation it is! I felt like I was in the room with them, pre cover, all snuggled up on a sofa with a log fire burning, mug of tea in hand. Nikki Lilly is so inspiring and it was a joy to listen to.

southseagirl ,

Brilliant

What a fabulous podcast and what a brilliant interviewer you are Katie. It’s like listening to friends chatting, and your guests are well chosen. Your warmth and genuine interest in your guests is a pleasure to listen to.

Ten stars from me, five is not enough. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

toni 120 ,

Love your podcasts

Again! Best ever interviewer

Please do more!!

I love listening to your podcasts. You’re such a great interviewer. Since lockdown I’ve stopped listening to the radio when getting ready for bed and listen to you. So honest and interesting. You need your own chat show! 😊👍👏👏

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