98 episodes

Have you ever really thought about those moments that shaped your life? Those decisions that could have gone either way and the opportunities presented to you? What if you had taken a risk to get that job, or not have gone on that night out? Sliding Doors is the podcast that delves into those decisions and moments that build the path of our lives, based on the premise of the 90s movie classic. Each episode we will chat to some amazing people from all walks of life about their Sliding Doors Moments, and how things might have looked if they had never happened.
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Sliding Doors Jennie Becker

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 103 Ratings

Have you ever really thought about those moments that shaped your life? Those decisions that could have gone either way and the opportunities presented to you? What if you had taken a risk to get that job, or not have gone on that night out? Sliding Doors is the podcast that delves into those decisions and moments that build the path of our lives, based on the premise of the 90s movie classic. Each episode we will chat to some amazing people from all walks of life about their Sliding Doors Moments, and how things might have looked if they had never happened.
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    Ep90: Sliding Doors Live with Bex Smith

    Ep90: Sliding Doors Live with Bex Smith

    Bex Smith is an International Footballer, famous for captaining the Olympic and World Cup teams twice for New Zealand’s National Team and culminating her club career at VfL Wolfsburg winning The Treble as UEFA Champions League, German League, and German Cup Winners up until her retirement in 2013. She's worked as a manager of Competitions at FIFA running the women’s World Cups, then Strategic Planning for women’s football for the last 2 years at FIFA. Bex was also the Global VP of women’s football at COPA90 and in 2020 Bex started Crux Sports looking to bridge the gap between women’s football and football stakeholders.
    In this episode Bex discusses her thoughts on Women's Football and has a refreshing perspective and inspiring outlook on the game and where it can go. She chats about the sliding doors moment she got to play football in the World Cup and how that lead to her becoming a professional footballer- which was never on the cards. We delve into the 50/50 decision she made to go for a beer with a friend one night that ultimately led her to get her job at FIFA. And we find out all about the sliding doors moment of how she met her partner, in a real moment of fate and timing!
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    Guest: @bexsmithkiwi

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    • 49 min
    Ep89: Sliding Doors with Jo Elvin

    Ep89: Sliding Doors with Jo Elvin

    Jo Elvin is a celebrated Writer and former Editor in Chief of Glamour Magazine, Editor of Mail on Sunday’s YOU magazine and CEO of Children with Cancer UK. During her impressive 17 year career at Glamour magazine, Jo famously launched the Women of the Year Awards and was a trailblazer at the publication and a true pioneer of glossy pages. She contributes articles for the majority of British titles including The Times, Telegraph, Evening Standard & Observer- hosts a weekly YouTube show ‘Palace Confidential’- hosts her podcast, Fame with Jo Elvin and writes for her highly successful Substack page ‘my goodness’.
    In this episode we hear all about Jo's impressive career as an editor and journalist as well as her thoughts all around fate and how this is her decade to re write the script! Jo opens up for the first time about her 'what if' moment of the biggest move she never made to New York. We chat all about a Sliding Doors decision she took to leave working on the Aussie soap Neighbours and chose London over money, and we have an honest discussion about Jo's decision not to try for a second child.
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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28
    Guest: @jo_elvin

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    • 51 min
    Ep88: Sliding Doors with Ade Adepitan

    Ep88: Sliding Doors with Ade Adepitan

    Ade Adepitan is a TV presenter, Paralympic Medallist and Journalist. With a career spanning over 20 years, he is a disability advocate and one of the first physically disabled television presenters in the UK. Born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised in East London, he survived polio as youngster after he began to lose the use of his legs. Becoming a wheelchair basketball player, he was part of the British team that secured a Bronze medal at the Paralympics, Silver in the European Championships and Gold in The World Championships; And in 2005 he was made an MBE for his services to disability sport. He has won many awards for his work as a presenter at the Paralympics (including a BAFTA) and has hosted countless documentaries and Children in Need. 
    In this episode we get stuck in with the many Sliding Doors Moments Ade has had in his life, including catching Polio and the 'what if' moment he met his wife. Ade has an incredible outlook on life, sports and the challenges we face, especially growing up as a Nigerian family in the 70s in the UK. We delve into the life saving decision Ade made in his teenage years to move to Spain to play basketball. He opens up about the incredible achievement of crawling up a volcano for a documentary, however if it wasn't for his strong will and a courageous decision things would have been very different. And of course we discuss the Paralympics - and how being part of the Channel 4 bid to host them- changed his life!
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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28
    Guest: @adeadepitan

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    BONUS EP: Sliding Doors International Women's Day Special

    BONUS EP: Sliding Doors International Women's Day Special

    To celebrate International Women’s Day and all the incredible women we have had on Sliding Doors- we wanted to bring some of the best Sliding Doors Moments they have had to you in a compilation episode! These moments are just a piece of these amazing women's stories so please go back into the archive and listen to their full episodes now!
    Roxie Nafousi: The Manifest Queen who tells us all about her decision to send an email and go with her gut, that got her THE book deal that changed her life forever.
    Candice Brathwaite: Author, Journalist & Podcaster opens up about the moment her father passed away and how this was a life changing moment for her in more ways than one.
    Rixo: Dynamic fashion designers tell us all about the moment they met during Uni which was the catalyst to create their whole brand.
    Jo Tutchener Sharp: CEO & Founder of Scamp and Dude opens up about how her brain haemorrhage turned into an idea for a brand that’s helped so many people and is an amazing example of the different paths life can take you.
    Dilly Carter: Declutter Dolly and star of Sort Your Life Out describes the amazing story of fate that brought her and her husband back together again.
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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28
    Guests: @roxienafousi @candicebrathwaite @Rixo @scampanddudejo @declutterdollies

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    • 51 min
    Ep87: Sliding Doors with Will Best

    Ep87: Sliding Doors with Will Best

    Will Best is a presenter, broadcaster and entrepreneur and is currently best known as the co-host of Big Brother alongside AJ Odudu. He began presenting on some of the UK's biggest youth music channels including MTV, T4 and 4 Music and since then has hosted live coverage across global music festivals, broadcast for BBC Three, Sky Arts and Channel 5 amongst many other impressive credits. Will is also the co-founder of the award winning drinks brand Bloody Drinks and is currently on our screens presenting the revival of Celebrity Big Brother.
    In this episode we delve right into Celebrity Big Brother, past and present and Will reveals all he can for the long anticipated new series....including a few interesting housemate predictions. Will opens up all about his journey into TV presenting and how he gave himself a year to get onto MTV, and he did it! We delve into his incredible Sliding Doors Moment when he nearly missed the auditions to host Big Brother but a last minute decision was the reason he got the job which totally changed his life! We chat about how being locked in a hotel room for 10 days was the catalyst for change and we talk about the moment Will was very nearly cast as THE Milky Bar Kid!
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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28
    Guest: @iamwillbest

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    • 59 min
    BONUS EP: Sliding Doors- Love Stories

    BONUS EP: Sliding Doors- Love Stories

    Surprise! We have a bonus episode for you. To celebrate Valentines Day we wanted to take a look back at some of the best Sliding Doors Love Stories our guests have shared with us over the years- everything from blind dates, to making a last minute decision to go to the pub and meeting the love of their life...we have it all!
    This episode we will hear Owain Wyn Evans- Broadcaster & BBC Radio 2 Host, Rosie Nixon- former Editor-in-Chief at Hello! Magazine, Andrea McLean- TV Broadcaster & Journalist, Dan Schreiber- Podcaster & Author and Michal Oshman- Head of Company Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Tik Tok.
    If you enjoy these moments, please go back into our Sliding Doors archive wherever you get your podcasts to listen to the full episodes....enjoy!
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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28
    Guests: @owainwynevans @rosiejnixon @andreamclean1 @schreiberland @michaloshman

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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103 Ratings

103 Ratings

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