7 episodes

Georgie + Ben Ainslie chat to people in high performance partnerships from sport, entertainment, business and politics in this new podcast. They talk about success + failure, highs + lows and how to overcome all sorts together. A Folding Pocket production.
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Performance People Georgie + Ben Ainslie

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Georgie + Ben Ainslie chat to people in high performance partnerships from sport, entertainment, business and politics in this new podcast. They talk about success + failure, highs + lows and how to overcome all sorts together. A Folding Pocket production.
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    Michael Johnson + Coach Hart: The inside track on a gold medal winning partnership

    Michael Johnson + Coach Hart: The inside track on a gold medal winning partnership

    Michael Johnson is widely regarded as one of the greatest sprinters of all time. In the 1990s, he dominated both the 200m and 400m, winning 12 Olympic and World Championship gold medals and breaking world records in the 200m, 400m and the 4 X 400m relay. Since retiring from the track he has forged a successful broadcasting career while running his own sports performance business.
    Alongside Michael is the coach who guided him throughout his amateur and professional career. He was never coached by anyone else, ever. ‘Coach’ Clyde Hart was the Head Coach of Track and Field at Baylor University from 1963-2005, then Director of Track and Field until he retired in 2019. Coach Hart has coached nine Olympians who have won a total of 13 Olympic gold medals.
    Together they talk about why the historic Olympic double almost didn’t happen, how they worked together to win multiple gold medals and what happened when Michael suffered a stroke and had to learn how to walk again.
    This four way conversation was recorded on 4th November 2022.

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    • 1 hr
    Life before and after a doping scandal with Fran Millar + David Millar

    Life before and after a doping scandal with Fran Millar + David Millar

    Fran Millar built her reputation as a highly accomplished sports executive alongside Sir Dave Brailsford with Team Sky, rising through the executive peloton from Director of Business Operations to Head of Winning Behaviours and ultimately Chief Executive of the Ineos Grenadiers. In 2020 she traded cycling tours for catwalks, with her appointment as CEO of British fashion brand, Belstaff.
    Alongside Fran is her former pro-cyclist brother, David Millar; a rising star of the sport until he confessed to doping and was banned in 2004. David came back to cycling as a competitor but also as a committed and vocal campaigner for clean sport. He now splits his time between broadcasting duties and his cycling apparel company, CHPT3.
    Together in an interview for the first time, they talk candidly about living in the maelstrom of a doping scandal, how their sometimes conflicting approaches to clean cycling led to fractures in their relationship and about the crucial life lessons they learned from their shared experience.
    This four way conversation was recorded on 16th August 2022.

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    • 55 min
    Clarkson + Kaleb: Behind the Scenes on Diddly Squat Farm

    Clarkson + Kaleb: Behind the Scenes on Diddly Squat Farm

    One of the UK’s most charismatic TV presenters, Jeremy Clarkson has been entertaining the nation for some 40 years with his uncompromising take on the car industry and life in general. At 62 and with no fewer than 10 jobs at the last count, Clarkson is now trying his hand at farming. 
    Joining Clarkson is Kaleb Cooper, Jeremy’s sidekick from the smash-hit reality TV show, Clarkson’s Farm. On the show, Kaleb is the young man tasked with teaching Clarkson how to farm, earning his ‘break-out star’ status by telling Clarkson what he really thinks about his farming prowess. Alongside his day job on the Diddly Squat Farm, Kaleb has built up his own agricultural business in the Cotswolds, while gathering 1.1 million followers on Instagram.
    Together, in a podcast first, they talk about their sometimes confusing master/apprentice dynamic, how David Cameron broke Jeremy’s vintage tractor and why sheep are afflicted with an existential death wish.
    This four way conversation was recorded on 25th October 2022 at Diddly Squat Farm. 

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Speedo diplomat with Lewis Pugh + David Becker

    The Speedo diplomat with Lewis Pugh + David Becker

    Lewis Pugh was the first person to complete long-distance swims in every ocean of the world, leveraging publicity to, as he puts it, ‘shake the lapels of world leaders’. An ocean advocate and campaigner, Lewis pioneers swims in the most vulnerable ecosystems on Earth to call for their protection. He has been instrumental in protecting over 2 million km2 of vulnerable ocean – an area larger than Western Europe. His life’s ambition is to help protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030. He is known as, ‘the Speedo diplomat.’
    David Becker is a performance mind coach, sports lawyer, author and award winning screenwriter. David is a long-time friend of Lewis and also serves as his adviser and mental performance coach. He has supported Lewis on expeditions including those to Svalbard, the North Pole and Mt. Everest and been a consistent source of support throughout Lewis’ career.
    Together, they talk about winning over Putin’s inner circle, the day Lewis surprised the Queen, meeting Tony Blair in a pair of Speedos and how to significantly raise your body temperature through sheer force of will.
    This four way conversation was recorded on 6th September 2022. 

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    • 59 min
    The thoroughbred and the donkey with Toto + Susie Wolff

    The thoroughbred and the donkey with Toto + Susie Wolff

    Toto Wolff + Susie Wolff.
    Team Principal/CEO - Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 + Former Williams F1 test driver/CEO Venturi Racing Formula E
    Husband + wife. 
    Toto Wolff is one of the most influential team principals in the history of Formula 1.  Under his leadership, Mercedes disrupted the established order in the paddock, winning seven consecutive Drivers’ Championships and eight consecutive Constructors’ Championships.
    Susie Wolff is a former professional racing driver, entrepreneur and campaigner for gender equality in sport. She is also one of a handful of women to have driven for an F1 team. 
    Together, they talk about not taking success for granted and learning from failure, what Lewis Hamilton will do next and why donkeys should never be underestimated.
    This four way conversation was recorded on 6th September 2022.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Riding the merry-go-round with Eddie + Barry Hearn

    Riding the merry-go-round with Eddie + Barry Hearn

    Eddie Hearn + Barry Hearn.Chairman of Matchroom + President of Matchroom.Son + Father.
    Eddie Hearn is one of the leading boxing promoters in the fight game. Representing world class athletes Anthony Joshua and Katie Taylor he has staged some of the biggest events in recent boxing history.
    Barry Hearn spent four decades transforming sports like snooker, boxing, fishing and darts. He is still very active in the family business he founded despite being recently ‘retired’. Together they talk about why being competitive with each other works for them, why Sunday lunch matters and sleeping with one eye open.
    This four-way conversation was recorded on October 3rd 2022.

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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Sweetsalamander ,

Fantastic interviews with inspiring leaders in their field

Ben and Georgie are brilliant interviewers, getting interesting insights into highly successful people. Would certainly recommend it!

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