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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 529 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.

    Paloma Faith is extraordinary!

    Paloma Faith is extraordinary!

    Paloma Faith is one of life’s grafters. Having worked since she was just 14, in jobs ranging from retail to a magician’s assistant, Paloma has worked her way up to becoming the BRIT Award-winning Popstar that we know and love today. She now has five top-ten albums under her belt, including her brand new release ‘Infinite Things’, which she engineered and recorded herself from home during the pandemic. Paloma and Katie talk work ethics, learning to be confident, and about the lessons that Paloma is passing on to her young daughter.
     
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    • 44 min
    Adam Kay is extraordinary!

    Adam Kay is extraordinary!

    Former doctor, and author of 'This Is Going To Hurt' Adam Kay is this week’s guest. After six years in the medical profession, Adam moved on to a career in writing, and in response to the 2015 junior doctors contract dispute, turned his medical journals into what became a Sunday Times bestseller. 'This Is Going To Hurt' sold an incredible 2.5 million copies, making it the bestselling nonfiction title of the decade. His stories are now being adapted into a BBC drama, starring Ben Whishaw. In this episode, Adam shares his thoughts on the outpouring of love for the NHS since the pandemic, he tells Katie all about his new children’s book ‘Kay’s Anatomy’, and he shares what happened when he finally faced Jeremy Hunt.
     
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    • 42 min
    Two Years of Extraordinary People: Part 2

    Two Years of Extraordinary People: Part 2

    It's the second and final part of celebrating two years of Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People! We've been taking a look back at some particularly special moments with some truly inspirational guests. In this episode, writer Bella Mackie explains how she deals with her anxiety, the late presenter EJ Osbourne opens up about coming out as transgender, Jameela Jamil shares her experiences of staying resilient in the face of media scrutiny, and recovering addict DJ Fat Tony discusses the 'rise, and fall, and rise again' of his career, and how he's managed to find simple pleasures in lockdown.
     
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    • 33 min
    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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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
529 Ratings

529 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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