Her Spirit Podcast

By Her Spirit

BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson host series 2 and 3 of the Her Spirit podcasts. Our mission to inspire women everywhere to live a healthier, happier life. In these podcasts you will hear from phenomenal women in the world of sport and business everything else as well, talking about the desires, vulnerabilities and spirited ways.Her Spirit believes in inspiring EVERY woman to become fitter, stronger and healthier.We believe your Mind, Body and Fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.Her Spirit supports women of all shapes to sizes to achieve goals you never thought possible and have your #BestYearYet These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Medichecks www.medichecks.com and Sport England www.sportengland.orgDownload the Her Spirit App https://herspirit.co.uk

  1. 1.
    Louise and Annie talk to Dr Sophie Bostock AKA The Sleep Scientist about all things sleep. Sophie gives so many practical tips to sleeping better and our attitude to sleep.
    1:11:32
  2. 2.
    Annie and Louise talk to empowerment and transformation coach Emmy Brunner. Emmy talks about her work supporting many women in crisis, her love of Bruce Springsteen and being active and
    50:06
  3. 3.
    4 time Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington OBE talks to Annie and Louise about her swimming career, the importance of swimming as a life skill, becoming a mum again with the recent arrival of her first son Albie.
    1:04:07
  4. 4.
    Three times winter Olympian Sarah Lindsay talks to Annie and Louise about life as a short track speed skater, her transition into personal training and founding Roar gyms and empowering her clients to take control of their lives.
    1:09:05
  5. 5.
    Meg Matthews talks to Annie and Louise about the 80's & 90's Brit Pop scene, her love of cold water swimming and how it helps her anxiety levels and overall wellbeing, and her menopause journey
    1:07:35
  6. 6.
    Former International athlete turned broadcaster Jeanette Kwakye talks to Annie and Louise about life as a track and field sprinter, overcoming injury, missing out on a home Olympic games and how she loves broadcasting and covering so many different sports
    1:03:27
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    Louise and Annie host the second of two anniversary Her Spirit episodes. They are joined by four phenomenal past guests Claire Danson, Deborah James, Stacey Copeland and Maxine Peake who talk about the challenges of the last year.
    1:10:29
  8. 8.
    Louise and Annie host the first of two anniversary Her Spirit episodes. Dr Nighat Arif, Dr Zoe Williams and Prof Greg Whyte talk about life over the last twelve months and predictions for the years ahead
    1:04:01
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    Endurance athlete Mimi Anderson talks to Annie and Louise about her love of running, her battle with anorexia, life in lockdown and her past and latest challenges
    1:14:56
  2. 10.
    Award winning author Kate Mosse talks to Annie & Louise about her love of writing, life during lockdown and her wonderful relationship with Granny Rosie. Her zest for life & passion for supporting other women shines through as does her infectious approach
    1:11:19
  3. 11.
    Dr Pixie McKenna talks to Louise and Anne about her role as on screen doctor in Channel 4s Embarrassing Bodies, life as a mum and resident GP and her love of the outdoors
    58:16
  4. 12.
    Sky News sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao talks to Louise and Annie about life as a sports presenter at Sky News over the last 28 years, life with cancer and her recent second diagnosis and her approach to wellness
    59:39
  5. 13.
    Zee "Bulldozer" Alema talks to Annie and Louise about her love for rugby, life as an NHS neonatal nurse and mum of 3
    1:00:45
  6. 14.
    Motivational speaker and amputee Victoria Milligan talks openly to Annie and Louise about her accident in 2013 where she lost her husband, daughter and a leg in a speedboat accident.
    1:10:43
  7. 15.
    Ice swimmer Cath Pendleton AKA The Merthyr Mermaid talks to Annie and Louise about her love of swimming, life in lockdown and a life with many challenges
    1:26:39
  8. 16.
    Jockey Hollie Doyle talks to Annie and Louise about life as a jockey and racing all year round. Coming third at the BBC Sports Personality of the year was a great recognition for all her achievements
    56:09
  9. 17.
    Judy Murray OBE talks to Annie and Louise about life on the tennis circuit, being the mum of Andy and Jamie. And her work as a tennis coach and getting the best out of everyone she works with.
    1:04:04
  10. 18.
    Louise and Annie review the podcasts from series 2. In this third of three and final 2020 episodes they talk about some of the guests they have spoken to including, Maxine Peake, Claire Danson, Dr Louise Newson, Bryony Gordon and many others.
    1:01:41
  11. 19.
    Louise and Annie review the podcasts from series 2. In the second of three episodes they talk about some of the guests they have spoken to including Naga Munchetty, Helen Skelton, Dame Kelly Holmes and Stacy Copeland and many others.
    59:26
  12. 20.
    Louise and Annie review the podcasts from series 2. In the first of three episode they talk about some of the guests they have spoken to including Deborah James, Mel C, Sophie Radcliffe, Eleanor Mills, Alice Dearing and many others.
    1:12:03
  13. 21.
    Former British No. 1 professional tennis player and TV presenter Annabel Croft talks to Annie and Louise about life on the tennis circuit growing up, retiring in her early twenties and moving into TV and the importance of being active and eating well.
    1:12:56
  14. 22.
    Olympic gold medalist and conservationist Crista Cullen talks to Annie and Louise about life growing up in the UK, her hockey journey and winning gold in Rio and her love of Africa
    1:06:30
  15. 23.
    Marathon swimmer Alice Dearing talks to Annie and Louise about her life into swimming and then open water swimming. And being one of the co-founders of the Black Swimming Association.
    55:08
  16. 24.
    Journalist Bryony Gordon talks to Annie and Louise about her relationship with alcohol and drugs, and her passion for mental health and her charity Mental Health Mates
    1:06:37
  17. 25.
    Actor Maxine Peake talks to Annie and Louise about her life as an actor, love of cycling and passion for life and people
    1:03:56
  18. 26.
    Endurance runner Susie Chan talks to Annie and Louise about her love of running, overcoming thyroid Cancer and her advice for every woman to have her best year yet.
    1:02:24
  19. 27.
    Double Paralympic champion Libby Clegg talks to Annie and Louise about her time on Dancing on Ice, life as a mum and her Paralympic career.
    58:29
  20. 28.
    Dr Louise Newson talks to Annie and Louise about all things menopause, the importance of being active and living a healthy life.
    1:04:00
  21. 29.
    Dr Josie Perry talks to Annie and Louise about he power of the mind, finding your WHY, appreciating the journey and her 5 top tips for Your Best Year Yet.
    1:01:52
  22. 30.
    Chemmy Alcott talks to Louise and Annie about her love of skiing, her life growing up, losing her mum at a very early age and her numerous injuries and accidents on the slopes. She shares her tips for Your Best Year Yet and so much more.
    59:07
  23. 31.
    Dr Nikki Kanani MBE talks to Louise and Annie about her job as Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement, life as mum of 2 and how running has kept her moving during COVID19.
    51:48
  24. 32.
    Mel C talks to Annie and Louise about life as a Spice Girl, her challenges in life, being kind to yourself and how you can achieve Your Best Year Yet
    55:54
  25. 33.
    Claire Danson talks openly to Louise and Annie about her life over the last year. A cycling accident one year ago left her paralysed but her zest for life is still as strong. It's a story of going from European champion to life in a wheelchair.
    59:35
  26. 34.
    Olympic cycling champion Jo Rowsell talks to Louise and Annie about her journey into cycling, over coming nerves and "exercising your chimp" and growing up with alopecia. She gives some great tips for being active and motivating yourself and others
    1:02:22
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    Physical activity expert Professor Greg Whyte talks to Louise and Annie about the importance of being active, his amazing challenges for Comic and Sport Relief and doing more today than you did yesterday is a great way to get the best out of yourself.
    1:04:46
  28. 36.
    Professional boxer and England Footballer Stacey Copeland talk to Louise and Annie about her love of sport and her passion for gender equality for all
    1:04:23
  29. 37.
    Four time Olympian Donna Fraser talks to Louise and Annie about her career in athletics and her fight with breast cancer in 2009. Three years later she qualified for her fourth Olympics in London.
    51:54
  30. 38.
    TV presenter Julia Bradbury shares with Louise and Annie talks about her love of the outdoors and walking, and her passion for sustainable tourism, the need to reduce plastic and raising the awareness of plastic pollution.
    55:57
  31. 39.
    Award winning broadcaster and author Claudia Hammond talks about the art of rest and why taking small breaks are so important.
    58:57
  32. 40.
    Double Olympic Champion Dame Kelly Holmes talks about life in lockdown, her own mental health and the importance of taking time for yourself.
    55:38
  33. 41.
    Radio DJ and TV presenter Jo Whiley talks about her passion for music, love of swimming, menopause and getting into triathlon last year with Annie and Louise.
    53:17
  34. 42.
    It’s no wonder they call her Iron Gran. At the age of 76, Edwina Brocklesby is the UK’s oldest female Ironman triathlete and the driving force behind her charity Silverfit
    55:28
  35. 43.
    Adventurer, speaker and mischief maker Anna McNuff talks about cycling the Andes, running barefoot across Britain and challenging herself to show everyone what is truly possible.
    54:38
  36. 44.
    Helen Skelton is an English TV presenter and actress. She talks about her time on SAS Who Dares Wins, her challenges and life as a mum of 2 boys.
    58:53
  37. 45.
    Jodie Stimpson is double Commonwealth Champion and Great Britain triathlete. She talks about her ongoing relationship with food and body confidence, her love of triathlon and the recent loss of her dad Ian.
    1:02:23
  38. 46.
    BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty talks about her love of golf, tackling swimming, her life with sport and her competitive nature. She knows how being active is so important for her mental and physical health.
    1:01:37
  39. 47.
    Sophie Radcliffe talks about her passion for adventure . The night before she decided to quit her job at the age of 27 at a tech start up, a friend said to her: "A ship in a harbour is safe, but that's not what the ship was built for. Go Sailing."
    1:02:23
  40. 48.
    Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support talks about her passion for running, missing watching her Mighty Arsenal and overcoming life obstacles.
    51:18
  41. 49.
    Helen Jenkins MBE is two-time triathlon world champion (2008 & 2011) and three time Olympian. She loves life as a mum of two, wife to Marc and having a real balance in life. She know being outdoors make her feel alive and a better me.
    51:42
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    Dame Sarah Storey has won fourteen Paralympic gold medals, which makes her the most successful female British Paralympian of all time. She talks her life as a Paralympian, being a mum of two, her job as the Active Travel Commissioner for the Sheffield C
    54:25

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