15 episodes

Ian Wright is on a journey of discovery, searching for those positive role models that walk amongst us in everyday life. The real life champions that come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life - this podcast captures him meeting and learning from these inspirational, everyday people.

Ian is a goalscoring hero and football legend - a much loved and positive role model across the UK, adored for his openness, vulnerability and of course his cheeky sense of humour, all of which you will hear in this unique series.

Each episode Ian meets someone with an incredible story of bravery, resilience or transformation. Ian gets to the heart of how they’ve changed the world for the better and why they do the things they do. You’ll get to hear personal stories of hope and resilience that will move and inspire you, make you laugh and bring you to tears.

From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘David Tennant Does a Podcast With…’ and ‘How Did We Get Here’, ’Ian Wright’s Everyday People' will tell the stories of real life heroes that are the beating hearts of our communities.

Ian Wright's Everyday People Real Life Stories

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

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Ian Wright is on a journey of discovery, searching for those positive role models that walk amongst us in everyday life. The real life champions that come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life - this podcast captures him meeting and learning from these inspirational, everyday people.

Ian is a goalscoring hero and football legend - a much loved and positive role model across the UK, adored for his openness, vulnerability and of course his cheeky sense of humour, all of which you will hear in this unique series.

Each episode Ian meets someone with an incredible story of bravery, resilience or transformation. Ian gets to the heart of how they’ve changed the world for the better and why they do the things they do. You’ll get to hear personal stories of hope and resilience that will move and inspire you, make you laugh and bring you to tears.

From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘David Tennant Does a Podcast With…’ and ‘How Did We Get Here’, ’Ian Wright’s Everyday People' will tell the stories of real life heroes that are the beating hearts of our communities.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Introducing... How Did We Get Here? Season 3!

    Introducing... How Did We Get Here? Season 3!

    Gary served in the military and the British Transport Police. He was a frontline worker in the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings and is haunted by some of the tragic things he has seen as part of his job. As mentioned in the podcast, here is the link for the charity that Gary runs. https://www.ptsd999.org.uk/



    Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron identify struggles faced by real-life parents and family members by inviting them in and hearing their story, in a one-time unscripted session with a real person. Claudia listens in to the conversation to discover how Tanya begins to unlock the story behind the issue and help find solutions. With topics ranging from parental estrangement, gender identity, domestic violence, trauma, inheriting mental health issues, family dynamics after cancer and raising a severely disabled daughter, How Did We Get Here? is a passionate, insightful and moving experience with clear outcomes to each episode. This podcast doesn’t tell people how to raise their children, or reconnect with family members, rather it helps people understand why, as perfectly competent adults, they can’t put into practice what they know they should do. Each episode passes on useful links and contacts which listeners can find in the programme notes.



    This is a Somethin' Else production.
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    • 3 min
    Dyslexia: Breaking Educational Barriers

    Dyslexia: Breaking Educational Barriers

    For the final episode of the season, Ian meets William Carter, a remarkable student from South London who is refusing to let the barriers presented by severe dyslexia and dyspraxia stand in the way of the highest academic success. 



    William struggled at school so much that he didn’t learn to read until he was 13 years old. He went on to achieve record breaking exam results, a first class degree and a PhD scholarship at the University of Berkeley in California. 



    He’s had to fight for access to education at every stage, and is determined to ensure that future generations are not held back by educational inequality. 



    A Somethin' Else production.



    Unite Foundation: Providing free accommodation at university to care leavers, young carers and estranged youth - https://thisisusatuni.org



    Southward Scholarship: University tuition scholarship for low income students in Southwark, South London - https://www.southwark.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/help-you-to-find-a-job-or-training/southwark-scholarship-scheme-2021



    NHS: Information and support for Young Carers - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/support-and-benefits-for-carers/help-for-young-carers/



    You can find information and support on learning disabilities and differences in the UK through Mencap: https://www.mencap.org.uk/learning-disability-explained/what-learning-disability
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    • 40 min
    Introducing... Role Model!

    Introducing... Role Model!

    Leomie Anderson is an International Model, Spokesperson and Entrepreneur and on her podcast, she asks major names the questions that others are afraid to ask. Unapologetically different, Leomie created her brand LAPP to amplify the voices of young women across the world. On Role Model, you will hear her real conversation with big stars that will inspire you to follow your dreams. Role Model is a Somethin' Else production.
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    • 7 min
    From Refugee To Referee

    From Refugee To Referee

    Meet Jawahir ‘JJ’ Roble, a football referee blazing a trail on the pitch. 



    JJ is one of the few female, Muslim referees in the country, and though still in her 20s she hopes the strides she’s making today will inspire other young women to follow in her footsteps.



    A Somethin' Else production.




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    • 35 min
    The Teenage Bionic Model

    The Teenage Bionic Model

    Ian meets Tilly Lockey, a teenager testing the prosthetics of the future. Tilly, 15, lost both her hands as a baby after beating Meningitis. Frustrated by the prosthetics available to children, Tilly and her mum Sarah went on a journey to challenge this.



    At age 9, she became the first child in the UK to be fitted with a hero arm - a bionic prosthesis with life changing possibilities. Today she’s busy co-designing the prosthetics of the future, helping manufacturers to meet the changing needs of young people today.



    To find out more about the bionic Tilly, head here: @tilly.lockey @openbionics
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    • 36 min
    Run Dem Crew

    Run Dem Crew

    There’s a saying. If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together. For DJ and poet Charlie Dark, these are words to live by. In 2007 Charlie founded Run Dem Crew - a running crew for people who don’t typically consider themselves runners. 



    It’s been a lifeline for its members, who’ve not only found fitness but made lifelong friends. 



    In just over 10 years, the collective that Charlie started to fight his way through depression, has members from all walks of life and has inspired crews and offshoot collectives in cities all over the world.



    Insta:
    @daddydarkrdc 



    @run.dem.crew
    The Run Dem Crew account



    Twitter
    @daddydark



    Websites
    www.rundemradio.com
    www.rundemcrew.com



    Mental health help and support:
    https://www.mind.org.uk/
    https://www.rethink.org/
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Alistair59 ,

Ian Wright gets the best out his interviewees

I really enjoyed these podcasts. Ian Wright get the best out of his interviewees and allows them to tell their stories using his empathetic questioning . I normally listen the podcasts whilst I’m walking my dog and have found myself weeping with sadness or with joy at the remarkable resilience of these people! Truly inspiring!

nld thing ,

Love u Wrighty

i

Humester ,

Just gotta love Wrighty

He’s the man and we all love him. What a legend.

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