Join This World is Mental | Mental Stories | Mental outcomes with your hosts Robby Thompson and Francesca stutley while we collectively explore how we can overcome the adversities life inevitably throws at all of us. Robby and Fran are joined by guests including celebrities, people who've competed and performed on some of the world’s largest stages, health professionals and everyday people who've led exceptional lives. Our aim is to take an in-depth but often light hearted approach. We hope you enjoy it.
Bring it On with Paddy Brennan | This World Is Mental
In this riveting episode of our podcast, we delve into the extraordinary life of Paddy Brennan, an Irishman whose early life was shaped amidst the turmoil of civil war. Forcibly uprooted from his homeland and whisked away to the UK under the cloak of night, Paddy's tale begins with a dramatic departure from Ireland aboard a clandestine ship.
Growing up in the harsh realities of poverty and a tough neighborhood in the UK, Paddy faced numerous challenges that tested his spirit. His encounters with the law and the gritty streets could have defined his future, but Paddy chose a different path. Through sheer determination and an unbreakable spirit, he rose above his circumstances to become a celebrated boxing champion.
But Paddy's story doesn't end in the ring. He turned his hard-earned lessons and his passion for boxing into a force for good. Today, he stands as a beacon of hope, guiding those ensnared by the perils of drug abuse and abusive homes. Through the transformative power of boxing, Paddy Brennan not only reshapes lives but also instills a sense of purpose and strength in those he mentors.
Join us as we explore the journey of a man who went from battling personal demons to becoming a champion in every sense - not just in the boxing ring, but in the hearts of those he helps. Paddy Brennan's life is a testament to the power of resilience and the human spirit's capacity to overcome. He is not just a boxing champion; he is a true champion of the people.
Ep. 16. Gina Gatoli | Loss and Remembering
In this heartfelt episode, Fran and Robby sit down with Gina Gatoli-King, the author of the brutally honest and moving book, "Oi Oi, Saveloy!" Gina shares her deeply personal journey of love, loss, and resilience as she recounts the life of her son, Kenan, who tragically lost his battle with Leukaemia at just eleven years old.
This is one of our most moving episodes and sure to touch those who listen.
Ep. 14 Jean Clauteaux | Identify Yourself | How VR will Change Personal Identity
Jean Clauteaux is no stranger to creativity or pushing capabilities to their max potential. His background as former country CEO of L'oreal in Venezuela proves this. Jean is responsible for opening up new possibilities for women in places like Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other muslim nations where women's expression through beauty isn't always an easy sell.
Through is career, Jean has helped to break down norms and expression at the status quo. He is taking this approach to the metaverse where he sees new possibilities for expression, creativity and community.
This episode is about identity and what it will mean when material or physical traits aren't important. Where wisdom, kindness and self-expression and creativity are the new measures of "cool".
This is one episode you will not want to miss.
Lelia Berrada Gouzi - Overcoming Addiction
A true story of triumph over one of society's fastest growing problems: addiction.
In this intimate interview with Lelia Berrada Gouzi we explore the mental side of 15 years of substance abuse and what it takes to change your life around. This episode is full of details that seem lifted from an episode of Breaking Bad and you will not want to miss it!
This is a story of struggle, violence and ultimately triumph. We hope it can inspire people going through this situation that it is never too late to change your life around and find true purpose.
Paul Booth - The Male Ego
Paul Booth is a 7 figure brand builder across multiple different genres including supplements, bodybuilding, CBD and wellness. Paul was ex Royal Navy and patrolled the Caribbean busting over $1 billion in Cocaine.
On this episode, this tough guy talks about the male ego and how it can literally destroy a person if left unchecked. Not only that, if you are trying to build something in your life, you don't have to do it alone.
This is an episode for all and it may help you understand that frustrated guy who won't take advice from anyone.
Javier Bello - We Rise Together Always
Usually, where we come from, being so close to family can create friction and division. With everyone’s personal opinions about the world being influenced by their own wants, desires and individual experience. But imagine putting all of that aside and working as a single unit with an aligned goal.
Meet Javier Bello, one part of the Bello Brothers, Great Britain's number 1 beach volleyball team.
Javier and his twin brother Joaquin started playing volleyball at the age of 6. At age 16, they were playing professionally with a goal to become a dominant force on the sandy courts around the world. With their father as their coach and their mother as their manager, family issues carry a significant weight.
This podcast explores the family dynamic and follows the success of the Bello Brothers. We will learn about how these 22 year olds put things aside and focus on what is in front of them. This is an episode you won’t want to miss.