Savage and Syed explore stories of success and failure, plus, special guests share their wisdom and expertise to encourage lifelong behaviours that are conducive to fulfilling potential. A mosaic of stories that will give every listener – from students to aspiring sportspeople, to coaches and teachers and parents – powerful and practical lessons.
Stef Reid MBE
Paralympian Stef Reid MBE joins Matthew and Robbie to discuss the challenges she overcame to achieve success. Stef was involved in a boating accident, aged 15, which cause her to have her right foot amputated and prevented her from fulfilling her dream of becoming a professional rugby player. In this inspiring and revealing discussion, she sheds light on how she overcame the mental challenges of losing her foot to become one of Britain’s most successful Paralympians.
Ian Poulter is the guest on this week’s episode of Talent Takes Practice, as he, Matthew and Robbie discuss what it takes to reach the top in your chosen field. Ian discusses his illustrious golfing career including being part of a European Ryder Cup winning team on six occasions and being a two-time winner of the World Golf Championships. Ian reveals how his passion initially lay in football and how being rejected by a Premier League side spurred his desire to achieve success in golf. In this insightful conversation Ian shares his advice on how to achieve your best and how dedication, focus and confidence helped him to achieve success in his career.
Matthew and Robbie speak to Judy Murray, mother of professional tennis players Andy and Jamie, discussing the challenges she faced trying to help her sons achieve their best and her advice for parents navigating such challenges. She discusses maintaining balance between the siblings, her journey as a tennis coach and how she aimed to give her children drive without spoiling their passion for the game. She also reminisces with Robbie about their time spent on Strictly Come Dancing, in this insightful episode.
Matthew and Robbie speak with Leicester City Manager, Brendan Rodgers, about his journey from managing a team of under 9s and 10s players to being one of the top coaches in the Premier League. Brendan shares the techniques and methodologies that have brought him success in his career, spanning more than 30 years in football.
Rio and Anton Ferdinand
In the first episode of brand-new podcast, Talent Takes Practice, Matthew Syed and Robbie Savage speak to ex-professional footballers and brothers Rio and Anton Ferdinand. They discuss their careers, their sibling rivalry growing up and what drove them to achieve their potential, as well as how they now support their own children in achieving their best.
A mosaic of stories that will give every listener – from students to aspiring sportspeople, to coaches and teachers and parents – powerful and practical lessons .
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A really good podcast in a genre which is pretty competitive.
Brendan Rodgers episode was great and he said one thing about being a learner that Robbie should take on board because this felt like I was at times listening in on Robbie speaking to a careers advisor.
Matthew Syed is excellent, Robbie, enthusiastic and developing his own style of interviewing so I’m not going to be too critical. It’s a good listen.
Crying with laughter
Right at the end of Stef Reid episode 6, I had uncontrollable laughter. Have to listen. 😂😂😂
Fantastic listen and great insight! Look forward to the other guests!