18 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 that job, or told that person in high school how much you liked them?

Sliding Doors is the podcast that delves into those decisions and moments that build the path of our lives. Each episode we will chat to some amazing people from all walks of life about their three 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 • 63 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 that job, or told that person in high school how much you liked them?

Sliding Doors is the podcast that delves into those decisions and moments that build the path of our lives. Each episode we will chat to some amazing people from all walks of life about their three Sliding Doors Moments, and how things might have looked if they had never happened.

@slidingdoorspod

    BONUS Ep18: Sliding Doors with Michal Oshman

    BONUS Ep18: Sliding Doors with Michal Oshman

    Michal Oshman is Head of Company Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at TikTok Europe and was formerly responsible for International Leadership & Team Development at Facebook. Throughout her career she has trained and coached hundreds of tech leaders as well as having three university degrees! Born in Israel, Michal served in the Israeli Defence Forces and now lives in London with her husband and four children. She also released her first book this year, 'What would you do if you weren't afraid.'


    In this episode Michal tells us about how a chance encounter in the army led her to a different path where she met her best friends for life. We chat all about faith and the importance of self belief and delve into how heartbreak in hindsight can be the best thing for you. As well as the incredible moment, when Michal covered a friend's shift at a restaurant and what happened that day was life changing!


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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28


    Guest: @michaloshman

    • 40 min
    BONUS Ep17: Sliding Doors with Babatunde Aleshe

    BONUS Ep17: Sliding Doors with Babatunde Aleshe

    Babatunde Aleshe is a Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Writer and a fan favourite on Channel's 4's Celebrity Gogglebox. He is a fast rising star and one of the biggest names on the Black British comedy circuit. Baba has previously stared in New Tricks and Waking the Dead and has won numerous awards such as the Amused Moose National New Comic Award and Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards. He can also be seen supporting Mo Gilligan on his up and coming tour and on his new children's podcast Mission Imagination.


    In this episode Baba discusses the importance of seeing the black comedy circuit on TV and how this has broken down those cultural barriers and opened doors. We chat about the moment he met fellow comedian Kojo and how this changed his whole life. We delve into some Celebrity Gogglebox secrets as well as how if he hadn't have done the show, he would not be where he is today!


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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28


    Guest: @babatundecomedian

    • 33 min
    BONUS Ep16: Sliding Doors with Frankie Ward

    BONUS Ep16: Sliding Doors with Frankie Ward

    Frankie Ward is an Esports presenter, gaming and podcast host. She is best known for hosting the likes of Ginx TV's The Bridge, CSGO and the PC Gaming show at E3. Frankie has become a staple of the Counter-Strike scene and continues to have a presence in other Esports such as League of Legends and Call of Duty. She is also the host of the Red Bull gaming podcast, Save Your Game. Bringing humour and wit as well as a real passion for the industry, Frankie's outlook is that now Esports is a serious business we can start to have fun with it!


    In the episode Frankie delves into the moments in her life and career that have really shaped her and got her to where she is today. She discusses the importance of timing and also making sure you have set yourself up, so you are ready for opportunities when they are presented to you. We chat about how Frankie got into the world of Esports and made her dream into a reality, as well as how her life might have looked if she hadn't taken some opportunities and advice.


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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28


    Guest: @getfrankgames

    • 43 min
    Ep15: Sliding Doors with Bradley Walsh

    Ep15: Sliding Doors with Bradley Walsh

    Bradley Walsh is an actor, comedian, television presenter, singer and former professional footballer. He presents some of TV’s most loved shows such as The Chase, starred in Coronation Street and Doctor Who, has sold out countless comedy shows and also has two top 15 albums! Growing up in Watford, he went on to become a professional footballer. However, when his career ended due to injury, he went on to become a blue coat and got his big break on the Royal Variety show in 1993 and the rest is history! This propelled Bradley into his career in entertainment and then on to become an established actor. He is showing no sign of slowing down, filming a new TV series and going on the road again with his son Barney later this year and he really is a true national treasure.


    In this episode Bradley tells us all about his incredible journey across his multi-facetted career. We chat all about how breaking his ankle in a football match ultimately led him to the world of entertainment and straight on to the comedy scene. We delve into his theories around never giving up, and putting your all into everything you do as you never know who you will meet along the way. Bradley made a lot of his own luck, which is what led him to present The Chase....and we find out about how whilst having a drink with Ray Winstone, Bradley was given some advice and what happened next was pretty amazing!


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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28


    Guest: @bradderswalsh

    • 58 min
    Ep14: Sliding Doors with Andrea Mclean

    Ep14: Sliding Doors with Andrea Mclean

    Andrea Mclean is an award-winning TV broadcaster, journalist, radio presenter and CEO/Co-Founder of the female personal growth site, This Girl is on Fire. Andrea was born in Scotland and grew up in Trinidad. After moving to England, she pursued her dream of becoming a writer, which turned into an amazing 26-year career in broadcasting! Best known as the host of Loose Women for 13 years, she has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business including Beyonce and Oprah. She is also now a number one Sunday Times Best Selling author and hosts Hello! Magazines, High Street Hits.


    In this episode Andrea tells us about the incredible moments and puzzle pieces that led to her successful career in broadcasting. We chat about her taking the plunge when she put everything she owned in the back of her car and moved to London to pursue her dream. Plus, the pivotal moment she misread a job advert, which ended up being the catalyst to her whole career. When the pressure is off for Andrea she actually lands where she is meant to be! As well as the time she pushed herself to go on a blind date, that turned out to be the best decision she ever made!


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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28


    Guest: @andreamclean1

    • 53 min
    Ep13: Sliding Doors with Dilly Carter

    Ep13: Sliding Doors with Dilly Carter

    Dilly Carter is the founder of Declutter Dollies and can be seen on BBC1 in 'Sort your Life Out'. Declutter Dollies is a comprehensive organising and home styling service, where Dilly helps her clients become more organised in their day to day lives and promises to turn people's chaos into calm. She has had an extraordinary life after being adopted by her parents in Sri Lanka at three years old and found her talent for decluttering after she began helping her mother, who suffers from Bipolar, organise her living chaos. She lives with her husband and daughter and has been an inspiration to so many people!


    In this episode Dilly opens up about three incredible Sliding Doors moments in her life. We chat about the number of small decisions and moments that led to her being adopted by her parents and living the life she does today. As well as the journey her and her now husband have been on, after originally getting together at 18 and then having 11 years apart, we learn how sometimes something wonderful can come out of even the most tragic moments. This episode is a true reflection on how moments and decisions shape your life, and Dilly's life is a brilliantly inspiring story!


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    Hosted by: @jenbecks28


    Guest: @declutterdollies

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

osceydarling ,

Highly recommend!

Sliding Doors is always a good listen - Jennie is a brilliant host and hearing about her guests’ life changing moments never fails to disappoint. Can’t recommend this enough!

ray270187 ,

Excellent!

Amazing podcast! Jennie is so articulate and she has brilliant guests with really thought provoking discussions. Definitely recommend!

Namjam50 ,

Great Podcast!

Love hearing all the sliding doors moments of each guest, as really makes you believe that all things happen for a reason. Jennie is a great interviewer, the conversations just flow so naturally and always seems like she has a really good connection with the guests!

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