20 episodes

In 2006 Richard Hammond broke his brain. The high-speed jet-powered car he was piloting crashed at 319mph… and the thing that stopped the car from rolling? That was his head. Richard’s been on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth ever since, and now, he’s on a mission to demystify and destigmatise conversations around masculinity, mental health, and the issues that affect us all, in a bid to discover who we are now. Joined by his co-pilot and grown-up daughter Izzy, they’ll dive into the worlds of mid-life crisis’, what makes a modern man, how to raise daughters, and even question what it means to be a little shorter than average... Join Richard, Izzy and Dr Jim, as they try to figure out Who We Are Now.

Who We Are Now with Izzy & Richard Hammond Global Originals

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 78 Ratings

In 2006 Richard Hammond broke his brain. The high-speed jet-powered car he was piloting crashed at 319mph… and the thing that stopped the car from rolling? That was his head. Richard’s been on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth ever since, and now, he’s on a mission to demystify and destigmatise conversations around masculinity, mental health, and the issues that affect us all, in a bid to discover who we are now. Joined by his co-pilot and grown-up daughter Izzy, they’ll dive into the worlds of mid-life crisis’, what makes a modern man, how to raise daughters, and even question what it means to be a little shorter than average... Join Richard, Izzy and Dr Jim, as they try to figure out Who We Are Now.

    Paul Chowdhry on offensive jokes, racism and cancel culture

    Paul Chowdhry on offensive jokes, racism and cancel culture

    This week on Who We Are Now with Richard and Izzy Hammond they ask the questions that have been simmering in the background all season long... what does it mean to be cancelled? And can you be cancelled for just telling a joke? Joined by stand up comedian and host of The Pudcast, Paul Chowdhry, they explore the business of being offended, the science of comedy, and how generational trauma and racism could still be at play today.
    Listen on Global Player to hear the next episode a whole day earlier than anywhere else. Download it from the app store or go to globalplayer.com.
    And remember, Richard and Dr Jim will see you this Friday for Who We Are Now's bonus episode! Have a question for the team? Email whowearenow@global.com.

    • 51 min
    Jodie Kidd on racing super cars, heroin chic and using the girl card

    Jodie Kidd on racing super cars, heroin chic and using the girl card

    This week on Who We Are Now with Richard and Izzy Hammond they're joined by ex-supermodel, entrepreneur and race car drive Jodie Kidd. With quite the height difference between them, they discuss what it's like to exist just slightly outside the physical norms height wise, how modelling is not all it's cracked up to be, and exactly how and when to play the girl card.
    Listen on Global Player to hear the next episode a whole day earlier than anywhere else. Download it from the app store or go to globalplayer.com.
    And remember, Richard and Dr Jim will see you this Friday for Who We Are Now's bonus episode! Have a question for the team? Email whowearenow@global.com.

    • 49 min
    The Bonus Episode: How do I be?

    The Bonus Episode: How do I be?

    This week on the bonus episode of Who We Are Now with Richard Hammond and Dr Jim Alvarez they take a look back at this week's chat with comedian and writer Jen Ives. It's a big week for this chapter in the collective trans story, with the Cass review landing and the Vatican weighing in. Dr Jim and Richard discuss how binary can both help and hinder humans, how gender specific traits don't actually have to be gender specific and how cancel culture might just be erasing important lessons from our past.
    Listen on Global Player to hear the next episode a whole day earlier than anywhere else. Download it from the app store or go to globalplayer.com.
    Have a question for the team? Email whowearenow@global.com.

    • 29 min
    Jen Ives on Toby Carvery's, main stream media and the trans story

    Jen Ives on Toby Carvery's, main stream media and the trans story

    This week on Who We Are Now with Richard and Izzy Hammond they talk to comedian and writer Jen Ives about the trans story. Together, they discuss whether comedy simply represents the present or has the possibilities to forge new futures, they speak candidly about gender identity and finding yourself, and they revisit some sketchy content that may have reached it's expiration date... (Alf Garnet, we're looking at you).
    Listen on Global Player to hear the next episode a whole day earlier than anywhere else.
    Download it from the app store or go to globalplayer.com. And remember, Richard and Dr Jim will see you this Friday for Who We Are Now's bonus episode! Have a question for the team? Email whowearenow@global.com.

    • 49 min
    The Bonus Episode: Mens sana in corpore sano

    The Bonus Episode: Mens sana in corpore sano

    This week on the bonus episode of Who We Are Now, Dr Jim takes us on a journey of peacocking and meal prep, whilst Richard ponders the idea of a pre-historic food industry before they try to answer the controversial question... is there more pressure on men to look good than women in 2024?
    Listen on Global Player to hear the next episode a whole day earlier than anywhere else. Download it from the app store or go to globalplayer.com.
    Have a question for the team? Email whowearenow@global.com or find us on Instagram at @whowearenowpod.

    • 28 min
    Gregg Wallace on six packs, the obesity epidemic and Masterchef secrets

    Gregg Wallace on six packs, the obesity epidemic and Masterchef secrets

    This week on Who We Are Now with Richard and Izzy Hammond they ask the question, what is a Dad bod? Joined by Masterchef icon, entrepreneur and host A Piece of Cake Gregg Wallace they explore the idea that the pressure on men to look a certain way now might be more than women face, how we've been de-skilling generations of at home cooks, and how you really can't judge a book by it's cover.
    Listen on Global Player to hear the next episode a whole day earlier than anywhere else. Download it from the app store or go to globalplayer.com.
    And remember, Richard and Dr Jim will see you this Friday for Who We Are Now's bonus episode! Have a question for the team? Email whowearenow@global.com.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Dj Bolis :) ,

Love it

Thank you so very be much you’re both wonderful !

digusted-liverpool ,

Tedious woke self-flagellation

The "Nepo Baby" really is very irritating. Three episdoes was more than enough for me.

Podcasts_rule! ,

Other reviews are correct - the adverts

Whoa. I agree with everyone who has reviewed this pod and complained about the number of adverts. It completely ruins the listening experience. Took a look to see if there is an ad-free option on other platforms, but sadly not. It really needs to be addressed as its just awful. Shame because I love Richard and was excited to listen.

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