11 episodes

Olympic champion diver turned knitting enthusiast, Tom Daley, is on a mission to explore the benefits of allowing the things we love to guide our lives! Each week, he speaks to a much loved celebrity about turning passion into purpose, how doing what they love has influenced the way they look at life, and crucially, all the lessons they’ve learned from the highs and lows along the way.
You’ll hear from elite athletes who have taken the sport they love to the next level, activists who are driven by passion for a great cause, as well as musicians who have music running through their veins! Tom’s guests also share who has made them with love; the people, places and things that have enabled them to be their truest selves and pursue a life they love.

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Made With Love Tom Daley

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    • 4.1 • 131 Ratings

Olympic champion diver turned knitting enthusiast, Tom Daley, is on a mission to explore the benefits of allowing the things we love to guide our lives! Each week, he speaks to a much loved celebrity about turning passion into purpose, how doing what they love has influenced the way they look at life, and crucially, all the lessons they’ve learned from the highs and lows along the way.
You’ll hear from elite athletes who have taken the sport they love to the next level, activists who are driven by passion for a great cause, as well as musicians who have music running through their veins! Tom’s guests also share who has made them with love; the people, places and things that have enabled them to be their truest selves and pursue a life they love.

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    Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Hillary Rodham Clinton

    The first series of Made With Love may be over, but we simply couldn’t wait to share this very special episode with you! Regardless of your politics, you can’t deny that Hillary Rodham Clinton has been one of the most prominent women in global politics, and she is a history maker: Secretary Clinton is the only woman to date who has run as a major party nominee to be President of the United States of America.
    With a career spanning six decades, she has worked through a very interesting time in history when it comes to women’s rights and has had to constantly adapt to shifting perceptions. But, as she discusses with Tom, one thing has remained constant: her desire to help others. Hillary also speaks about how she’s stayed resilient through the ups and downs of public life, why compromise and change are not mutually exclusive, and the events that inspired her to work to improve the lives of others in the first place. 
    From living at The White House as First Lady to traveling to over 100 countries as America’s Secretary of State, from blazing a trail as a working mother to helping a city heal from the harrowing terrorist attacks of 9/11; Hillary Rodham Clinton has plenty of wisdom to share in this podcast.  


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    • 46 min
    Special Bonus Episode with Matty Lee

    Special Bonus Episode with Matty Lee

    In this special bonus episode we have partnered with The National Lottery to discuss the question we have all pondered in our lives; What would you do if you won the National Lottery?
    I am joined by British diver, olympic medalist, and a very close friend of mine - Matty Lee!
    We discuss what new olympic sport we would bring back, our extravagant purchases and what kind of sports car Matty wants!
    Hope you enjoy it!

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    • 17 min
    Dina Asher-Smith

    Dina Asher-Smith

    Today’s guest has changed the game when it comes to the thing she loves; Dina Asher-Smith is officially the fastest woman in British history! When you look at the sprint records Dina has smashed, it’s easy to think that it all comes easy to her, but in this episode, you’ll hear about the hard work, dedication and steely determination required to turn the thing you love into something you are one of the very best in the world at.
    Dina’s passions are not all sport related though - she’s modeled on the Paris catwalk, appeared in one of Dave’s music videos, and she has a top degree in History - and she chats to Tom about how expanding your horizons helps you gain perspective and maintain love for what you do. Dina is a world beater for a reason and she has so much wisdom to share - this episode is packed full of it! 


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    • 45 min
    Munroe Bergdorf

    Munroe Bergdorf

    As a model, a writer, and a broadcaster, Munroe Bergdorf has already achieved so much!
    But it’s herwork as an activist that she feels most passionately about. As a black trans woman, Munroe says her greatest achievement is continuing to live a happy life as her authentic self, and in the process, she’s proving to others that they can too.
    Munroe speaks about the impact that Section 28 had on her as young person, what and who has made her the activist she is today, and why she feels compelled to leave behind a better world than the one she inherited. Tom and Munroe also talk openly about their experiences growing up queer, and the moments they realised there was true happiness waiting for them on the other side of the shame being projected onto them.
    This is a powerful and poignant chat, but it’s also a very positive one! Munroe is ever hopeful, and more committed than ever to making real change for all trans people. She also speaks about getting her fun back, and why now feels like the right time for her book Transitional: In One Way or Another, We All Transition to be out in the world.
    Below are some links to charities, events and people which Munroe mentioned in this podcast:
    Mermaids
    Good Law Project
    London Trans+ Pride
    UK Black Pride
    Chase Strangio on Instagram
    Lady Phyll on Instagram


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    • 52 min
    Antoni Porowski

    Antoni Porowski

    This time, it’s all about food glorious food!
    Cook and TV personality, Antoni Porowski, joins Tom to chat about how his childhood love of food led to his breakthrough role in the hugely successful reality show, Queer Eye. 
    Antoni also lifts the lid on what it’s like when the Fab Five all get together, how he grew up thinking everyone’s family was as obsessed with food as his was, and the challenges he’s overcome accepting his place as the food and wine expert on the show, despite not having any formal chef training. 
    Antoni’s story is a perfect example of how people can flourish when they take the thing they love and make it what they do. 
    We also learn that food is about so much more than just taste for Antoni, and that it’s been a way of communicating love throughout his life – although, heaven forbid you should forget to salt a meal in his presence! 


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    • 50 min
    Yusra Mardini

    Yusra Mardini

    Tom knows all too well that athletes who make it to an Olympic Games must face trials and tribulations along the way, but few have had to overcome what Yusra Mardini did to make their sporting dreams come true.
    As the war in Yusra’s home country intensified, she left to seek safety for her and her family in Europe. In this episode, she speaks about the traumatic journey to Germany that followed, and what it was like to literally swim for her life when the small boat she was traveling in began to take on water. Not one to dwell on the negative, Yusra speaks passionately about the power of love and kindness in the face of adversity, and how finding hope and positivity in difficult situations is the key, not just to success, but also survival.
    Yusra also shares what her life was like in Syria, including growing up with her father as her coach! Why a break from doing what she loved reignited her passion, and how representing her parents at the Olympics was the start of a beautiful journey to accepting her status as a refugee and embracing all that she is.
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    Below are some of the charities and organisations Yusra mentions in this episode:
    - The Swimmers
    - Free Humanitarians
    - #DropTheCharges Petition
    - There is a documentary about Sara Mardini’s story – The Long Distance Swimmer: Sara Mardini – and you can find out more about Sara’s story here
    - Yusra Mardini Foundation
    - Give Your Best UK
    - Choose Love
    - Epimonia

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Lbbied ,

RE: wonderful

Wonderful! The last episode was quite a while ago. Are you able to say whether this this podcast is continuing or not? 🙂

rabtrekker ,

Tom’s deep dive into what really matters.

I have been really moved by these conversations. It’s phenomenal what people can achieve and overcome when fuelled by passion and a desire to succeed. Just in the first few episodes there have been discussions with; country music legend Shania Twain, TikTok train spotting sensation Francis Bourgeois, climate activist Greta Thunberg and F1 talent Lando Norris. I’m looking forward to who’s coming next!

lovelylaurajd ,

Brilliant series, would recommend

This is a brilliant series, inspired in part by Olympic Champion Tom Daley’s passion for knitting. Tom is a really good interviewer and I have found each episode to be calming, insightful and informative. Each episode ends with the guest writing a Made With Letter to a person or a thing that means a lot to them and has influenced them in their life. It’s been really interesting to see who/what each guest has chosen! Francis Bourgeois’ was genius whereas Lando Norris’ was really sweet. I would thoroughly recommend this podcast series.

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