12 episodes

You never know what is going on in someone's life #UnderTheSurface. Our Podcast series with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) aims to drive conversations and challenge the stigma surrounding mental health. Listen to hosts, 'Smithy' (Sky Sports) and co-host ex-player Marvin Sordell speak to guests from the world of sport, as they open up about the battles they have kept #UnderTheSurface. 

Under the Surface Smithy and Marvin Sordell

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

You never know what is going on in someone's life #UnderTheSurface. Our Podcast series with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) aims to drive conversations and challenge the stigma surrounding mental health. Listen to hosts, 'Smithy' (Sky Sports) and co-host ex-player Marvin Sordell speak to guests from the world of sport, as they open up about the battles they have kept #UnderTheSurface. 

    S4E1 - Tubes: Overcoming Alcoholism, Surviving a Heart Attack, and How Golf Saved Me

    S4E1 - Tubes: Overcoming Alcoholism, Surviving a Heart Attack, and How Golf Saved Me

    For the launch of Season 4, host Smithy is joined by Peter Dale, better known as Tubes to millions of fans from his work on Soccer AM. This season, we're on the road, and for episode one, our journey takes us to a place pivotal to Tubes' personal battle against addiction—his home golf course at Foxhills.Despite his fun-loving on-screen persona, Tubes candidly opens up about his past struggles with alcohol addiction. He shares how drinking gave him the confidence boost he craved but soon spira...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S3E1 - Comedian Romesh Ranganathan opens up about his own personal struggles with depression and grief

    S3E1 - Comedian Romesh Ranganathan opens up about his own personal struggles with depression and grief

    Comedian, Actor and TV Host Romesh Ranganathan is the first guest for the new season, produced by Original Penguin and Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).Romesh joined hosts Smithy (Sky Sports) and Marvin Sordell, a fellow CALM ambassador and former footballer, to discuss his own personal struggles with depression and grief.The BAFTA-winning performer spoke about how his upbringing and a series of setbacks led him to experience depression and suicidal thoughts during his late teens and ...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S3E2 - Former professional footballer turned TV star Ashley Cain, discusses his daughter's passing, along with his daily struggle with grief and loss.

    S3E2 - Former professional footballer turned TV star Ashley Cain, discusses his daughter's passing, along with his daily struggle with grief and loss.

    In this latest episode of Under The Surface, we talk to former professional footballer turned TV star Ashley Cain, who bravely opens up on how he's dealing with the tragic loss of his 8-month-old daughter Azaylia, to cancer two years ago.In this powerful new episode of the third series, hosts Smithy and Marvin Sordell talk to Ashley about Azaylia's diagnosis, her care, the support from his social community and her tragic passing. Along with coping mechanisms for his daily struggle with grief ...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S3E3 - Jack Fincham, the winner of Love Island 2018, talks about his struggles with anxiety and money problems since winning the show.

    S3E3 - Jack Fincham, the winner of Love Island 2018, talks about his struggles with anxiety and money problems since winning the show.

    In this latest episode of Under The Surface, we talk to Jack Fincham, the winner of Love Island 2018 and current British boxer who bravely discusses his battles with anxiety from an early age, as well as his struggles since winning the hit ITV show.In the third episode of the new series, Smithy is joined by a new co-host, former Premier League footballer and boxer Leon McKenzie. Guest Jack Fincham opens up to Smithy and Leon about his struggles with panic attacks, grief, career mistakes and m...

    • 53 min
    S3E4 - Rugby Star Danny Cipriani shares his battles with depression, suicidal thoughts and the tragic loss of close friend Caroline Flack.

    S3E4 - Rugby Star Danny Cipriani shares his battles with depression, suicidal thoughts and the tragic loss of close friend Caroline Flack.

    In this latest episode of Under The Surface, host Smithy and co-host Leon McKenzie are joined by Danny Cipriani, the English rugby union player who bravely discusses his lifelong struggles with acceptance and mental health.Danny opens up about the difficulties surrounding his upbringing and troublesome teenage years where he felt like an outsider in the rugby world. He shares his battles with depression, suicidal thoughts and the tragic loss of close friend Caroline Flack.Despite his talents ...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    S3E5 - Podcaster and content creator JaackMaate opens up on his battles with health anxiety and OCD

    S3E5 - Podcaster and content creator JaackMaate opens up on his battles with health anxiety and OCD

    For the latest release, host Smithy and co-host Leon McKenzie are joined by Jack Dean, better known as JaackMaate to his millions of social followers.Despite his meteoric social media fame, Jack candidly shares his lifelong struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety. He opens up about his traumatic childhood filled with family turmoil, and how creating YouTube videos became his lifeline. Jack paints an unfiltered picture of living with severe OCD, including constant i...

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

PaulMc1987 ,

Fantastic podcast

Some truly inspirational stories, from some fantastic guests

Jon Turko ,

Super podcast

Deeply moving and inspirational. Think sound could be louder but otherwise a fantastic listen

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