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How do you make a career out of hula hooping? What book inspires a Grammy award-winning DJ? Where do you start if you want to set up a snowboard school? What’s it actually like to sell alcoholic sweets for a living?

On a mission to inspire and encourage young people to make a career from doing something they love, this is a series of weekly podcasts with creatives and start-ups. These chinwags include circus performers, musicians, food makers, writers, charity founders, actors, wine tasters, designers and are hosted by BBC Broadcaster Emily Chiswell - a name you may not recognise but a voice you’re almost certain to have heard!

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How do you make a career out of hula hooping? What book inspires a Grammy award-winning DJ? Where do you start if you want to set up a snowboard school? What’s it actually like to sell alcoholic sweets for a living?

On a mission to inspire and encourage young people to make a career from doing something they love, this is a series of weekly podcasts with creatives and start-ups. These chinwags include circus performers, musicians, food makers, writers, charity founders, actors, wine tasters, designers and are hosted by BBC Broadcaster Emily Chiswell - a name you may not recognise but a voice you’re almost certain to have heard!

    #107 Hubbub.co.uk with The Bread & Butter Festival

    #107 Hubbub.co.uk with The Bread & Butter Festival

    Hubbub.co.uk are on a mission to help small shops compete with big supermarkets by delivering food and drink from London’s best independent’s right to your doorstep. Founded by Marisa Leaf this rather special pod of ours is the first of a...

    #106 The Fold Line

    #106 The Fold Line

    Becoming a milliner is tough enough quite frankly as you heard from Kate Underdown in Passion Pod #8 and not just because most people have no idea what one is! Little gear shift for Kate of late though has led her to become a co-founder of The Fold...

    #105 The Tempest Two

    #105 The Tempest Two

    Rowing across the Atlantic for 54 days straight, in a seven metre long boat (having never been in one before!), over Christmas Day, through a hurricane and dealing with broken oar and a tanker nearly navigating in to you…and they enjoyed it?! The...

    #104 Luke Keen

    #104 Luke Keen

    Comedy and flowers. Not a combo you’d usually put together is it really. Well, not unless you’d met Luke Keen in which case it’s a match made in heaven. After taking up gardening to sooth the noise that making comedy (or to be honest,...

    #103 Gemma Compton

    #103 Gemma Compton

    Painting for a living is what led Gemma Compton to the wall we found her decorating for this year’s Upfest. Not a bad place to making your mark really is it?! After graduating with a First in her degree right at the time of the economic crash a...

    #102 Raise the Roof

    #102 Raise the Roof

    Becoming a camerawoman is a tough enough gig to break in to but it didn’t seem quite enough for Holly Bantleman. She was so affected by a visit to a community in Kenya, one boy that she met in particular, that at 21 years old she decided to raise...

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