14 episodes

Tamer Hassan has lived an extremely colourful life, ringing every last drop of opportunity from whatever he’s been faced with. But one thing has remained constant and kept him on the straight and narrow(ish)…..…and that’s family.

Family Business is a new podcast series hosted by Tamer Hassan. In each episode he’s joined by a guest from the world of sports, movies, TV and even his own flesh and blood as he tries to get to the bottom of what ‘family’ really means to all of us.

Tamer looks at how these experiences influence our lives as parents and children and delves into the good, bad and ugly stories that every family has faced at some point along the way.

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Tamer Hassan has lived an extremely colourful life, ringing every last drop of opportunity from whatever he’s been faced with. But one thing has remained constant and kept him on the straight and narrow(ish)…..…and that’s family.

Family Business is a new podcast series hosted by Tamer Hassan. In each episode he’s joined by a guest from the world of sports, movies, TV and even his own flesh and blood as he tries to get to the bottom of what ‘family’ really means to all of us.

Tamer looks at how these experiences influence our lives as parents and children and delves into the good, bad and ugly stories that every family has faced at some point along the way.

    Willard Wigan MBE "Not all policemen are bad, not all Jamaicans eat jerk chicken"

    Willard Wigan MBE "Not all policemen are bad, not all Jamaicans eat jerk chicken"

    "If you don't try, you'll end up like Willard" his teacher used to say to the rest of his classmates.
    At the age of five years old, yet to be diagnosed with autism, Willard Wigan had had enough. He was fedup of being used as the example of failure. His teachers told him he'd never be able to read and called him 'Blackie'. So one day Willard ran away.

    He ran to a lake and discovered a world of insects, dragonflies and ants and became obsessed with the 'Small World'.

    After showing off an Ant village he hand carved, his mother declared 'The smaller your sculpture, the bigger your name will become'

    Words that stuck with Wigan and led to him sculpting work for some of the most prestigious people including Her Majesty the Queen. He has learnt to create sculptures so small they fit inside a human egg, with tools visible only under microscope, and all his work is by hand.

    Hear this rare and fascinating interview with the worlds best microsculpter, about how his abusive experiences at school and from his father led to him becoming the king of the 'Small World'

    Listen and subscribe now, on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.

    If you have a question for Tamer, or any thoughts you'd like to share, you can contact him on:

    Insta @realtamerhassan
    Twitter @tamerhassan

    • 48 min
    Tom Davis "I drank and thought 'this is life, you've got to drag yourself through'"

    Tom Davis "I drank and thought 'this is life, you've got to drag yourself through'"

    Growing up in a poor area of South East London, Tom's life seemed written on the wall.

    He was a scaffolder, labourer and was used to hard graft and long hours. But he dreamed of something different. To his friends amusement, he wanted to break out of life on the building site and start a career on stage.

    Yet, it seems Tom had the last laugh. From humble beginnings he started appearing on TV and onstage as a comedian, eventually becoming the leading role, DI Sleet in BBC three comedy 'Murder In Sucessville'.

    Tom explains to Tame how his formative years, his parents relationship and now his relationship have made this possible for him and the tough road he's had to walk to get there.

    Listen and subscribe now, on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.

    If you have a question for Tamer, or any thoughts you'd like to share, you can contact him on:

    Insta @realtamerhassan
    Twitter @tamerhassan

    • 48 min
    Dougray Scott "People will always hate you"

    Dougray Scott "People will always hate you"

    Dougray Scott takes time out from his busy schedule in LA tom talk to Tamer about his life growing up and how he became shortlisted as the next James Bond.

    Growing up in a poor Scottish community and not getting on well at school, it seemed as if Dougray was destined for a hard working life to make ends meet. His Parents encouraged him to get into a trade, but Dougray had his sights set on acting.

    Despite the challenges of raising twins and going through divorce, he became a recognised Hollywood name and has built an impressive list of credits, but not without heartache and challenge as Tamer finds out in this incredible and rare interview.

    Listen and subscribe now, on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.

    If you have a question for Tamer, or any thoughts you'd like to share, you can contact him on:

    Insta @realtamerhassan
    Twitter @tamerhassan

    • 35 min
    Aaron Crascall "I was standing on the edge ready to jump and end it all"

    Aaron Crascall "I was standing on the edge ready to jump and end it all"

    Youtube star Aaron Crascall talks to Tamer about his rise to fame, the times he was bullied at school and how he was driven to the top of multi storey car park to take his own life.

    Hear Aaron's touching moments as he breaks down in front of Tamer, remembering his Dad and facing the tough times in his life.

    And discover the strength and resilience Aaron has to give a better start to his kids lives, while supporting his mother through her grief and his partner in parenting his three children.

    Listen and subscribe now, on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.

    If you have a question for Tamer, or any thoughts you'd like to share, you can contact him on:

    Insta @realtamerhassan
    Twitter @tamerhassan

    • 53 min
    Lee Ryan "I saw everything; my friend's Dad shot himself dead in the street"

    Lee Ryan "I saw everything; my friend's Dad shot himself dead in the street"

    Behind the glossy pop star image, Lee Ryan has been through tougher times than you might expect.

    Growing up in a deprived community in South East London, Ryan's freedom to roam sometimes meant he saw more than he should.

    Like the time his friends Dad attempted to murder his daughter with a shotgun and then took his own life in the middle of the street, or the time his next door neighbour was found brutally murdered.

    These traumas led to a complicated relationship with drugs and alcohol, yet Ryan managed to get ahold of his life and his built an impressively successful career for himself and his family.

    Listen and subscribe now, on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.

    If you have a question for Tamer, or any thoughts you'd like to share, you can contact him on:

    Insta @realtamerhassan
    Twitter @tamerhassan

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Joe Egan "My Mum put a knife in her stomach, we were a good family"

    Joe Egan "My Mum put a knife in her stomach, we were a good family"

    Boxers come from humble beginnings, and none are more humble than those of Big Joe Egan.

    His career has achieved the near impossible. From an unknown name in Ireland, he became Mike Tyson's sparring partner and by the age of 24 he was winner of the Golden Gloves with an impressive 80 wins to his name.

    Joe went on to go the distance with Lennox Lewis three times and then win against heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon and sealed his name, but behind all his successes are some deeply disturbing times.

    Joe explains how his mum came to attempt suicide, how events at home led to the collapse of his parents marriage, the loss of his family home and all his trophies, and eventually how Joe moved from boxing to acting and a new life.

    Listen and subscribe now, on Global Player or wherever you get your podcasts.

    If you have a question for Tamer, or any thoughts you'd like to share, you can contact him on:

    Insta @realtamerhassan
    Twitter @tamerhassan

    • 46 min

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Inspirational

If you know Tamer Hassan, you know that both online and offline, he (and his family) provide motivation, inspiration and positive energy to others as much as they can. I really appreciate how honest and open this podcast is. It’s very relatable, but still extremely inspiring. Thank you to Tamer and Belle. Looking forward to more!

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