Katie Piper, writer, broadcaster and star of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, brings stories that will inspire you, making you laugh and cry. Katie chats with inspirational people who have turned incredible adversity into powerful positivity. A Somethin' Else production.
Carole Baskin is extraordinary!
Carole Baskin was one of the biggest break-out stars of 2020. Having devoted her life to the Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary, she suddenly found herself at the centre of the cultural phenomenon of the year, as one of the stars of Netflix series Tiger King. On its release, it soon became clear to Carole that the series was not the ‘Blackfish for big cats’ that she signed up for, but rather a deep-dive into co-star Joe Exotic’s vendetta against her, and about her husband Don Lewis’ disappearance, thrusting Carole into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. In this very rare interview, Carole opens up to Katie about how she’s processed the events since Tiger King was released, as well as giving her personal and emotional account of how she dealt with Don’s disappearance. She explains how she found closure in that time, how she’s managed to remain positive since she learned Joe was behind a murder-for-hire plot against her, and reflects on what she felt was a betrayal by Tiger King’s producers.
Craig David is Extraordinary!
Katie sits down with singer, songwriter, DJ and all-round national treasure, Craig David MBE. Craig has had an incredible career. Soon after getting noticed by teaming up with Garage duo Artful Dodger, Craig became a huge hit in his own right. His debut single and album both went to number one when he was still just 19 years old, and the hit albums kept coming. After taking a break in the mid-noughties for a change of scenery, and a life of partying in Miami, Craig made his musical comeback in 2016, which took him straight back to number one, and he hasn’t stopped making tunes since. Fresh from being named on the New Year Honours 2021, Craig shares the highs and lows of his time in the music industry, as well as his journey with body confidence, and explains how he stays positive and motivated in difficult times.
Dr Alex George is extraordinary!
Just a few years ago, Dr Alex George would not have been a face that you’d have recognised, unless he’d treated you on the A&E wards. That all changed when he won the hearts of millions of fans in the 2018 series of Love Island. He may not have found love in the villa, but he became a much loved face on our screens, going on to use his fame to help spread awareness about mental health. What makes Dr Alex particularly extraordinary is how he remained so positive during an extremely tough 2020. Whilst most of us were told to stay at home, Dr Alex was on the front line, working day and night treating Covid-19 patients at Lewisham and Greenwich Hospital. He also dealt with tremendous personal loss, as his younger brother, Llŷr, tragically passed away in the midst of the pandemic. In this episode, Dr Alex reflects on the events of last year, sharing what life has been like on the wards, how he found his purpose again after his appearance on Love Island, and how his family is coping with the loss of Llŷr.
Elizabeth Day is extraordinary!
Writer and podcast chart-topping sensation, Elizabeth Day is Katie's guest this week. On her podcast ‘How To Fail’, Elizabeth meets guests ranging from Phoebe Waller Bridge to Alistair Campbell to Lily Allen, breaking down how they’ve learned from their personal failures. The podcast led to her Sunday Times bestseller book, also called How To Fail, and in October she released her latest book ‘Failosophy: a handbook for when things go wrong’. As we move into a year where things will continue to not go as planned, Elizabeth is the perfect guest to start 2021. In this episode, Elizabeth discusses how she took ownership of failures in her life, sharing how she learned to let go of her 5-year-plan, and explains how we can employ her ’seven key principles of failure’ in our own lives.
Paloma Faith is extraordinary!
Paloma Faith is one of life’s grafters. Having worked since she was just 14, in jobs ranging from retail to a magician’s assistant, Paloma has worked her way up to becoming the BRIT Award-winning Popstar that we know and love today. She now has five top-ten albums under her belt, including her brand new release ‘Infinite Things’, which she engineered and recorded herself from home during the pandemic. Paloma and Katie talk work ethics, learning to be confident, and about the lessons that Paloma is passing on to her young daughter.
Adam Kay is extraordinary!
Former doctor, and author of 'This Is Going To Hurt' Adam Kay is this week’s guest. After six years in the medical profession, Adam moved on to a career in writing, and in response to the 2015 junior doctors contract dispute, turned his medical journals into what became a Sunday Times bestseller. 'This Is Going To Hurt' sold an incredible 2.5 million copies, making it the bestselling nonfiction title of the decade. His stories are now being adapted into a BBC drama, starring Ben Whishaw. In this episode, Adam shares his thoughts on the outpouring of love for the NHS since the pandemic, he tells Katie all about his new children’s book ‘Kay’s Anatomy’, and he shares what happened when he finally faced Jeremy Hunt.
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Katie, host of the Katie Piper's Extraordinary People podcast, highlights all aspects of society & culture and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
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