Movember: In The Barber Chair

Movember

In The Barber Chair is a podcast series by Movember bringing you real cuts and real conversations about what it means to be a man today. Recorded at Ted's Grooming Room, London, with hosting duties split between Tim Lovejoy and Matt Johnson, each episode features an open and honest conversation between guest and host, because while the moustache has always been the conversation starter, it’s talking and being there for someone that really matters. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

All Episodes

Rugby star George Furbank chats to Matt about playing for England, dealing with disappointment and maintaining a positive mindset. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 5

30 min

Matt Johnson catches up with Father of Daughters blogger Simon Hooper for this week's episode. They chat about how to explain a global pandemic to your children, representing dads on social media, and lessons in loss. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

48 min 41 sec

This week’s guest is singer, television presenter and actor, Matt Willis. Matt talks about overcoming addiction, the benefits of opening up, and looking like a WWI fighter pilot for Movember. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

1 hr

Actor Will Mellor stops by for a chat about his new campaign with KP Nuts to raise awareness of the importance of men checking their nuts. Matt and Will also talk about grief and loss, and the impact of lockdown on men across the country. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

35 min 36 sec

Matt talks to comedian, writer, and fellow Podcaster Richard Herring about Richard's experience dealing with men tweeting 'When is International Men's Day?' on International Women's Day. Which is incidentally the subject of his new book. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

44 min 24 sec

Today's guest is Scottish broadcaster and former journalist and editor of The Scottish Sun, Gordon Smart. Gordon and Matt reminisce over their careers and discuss how working at The Sun has influenced Gordon's life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

49 min 48 sec

James McVey and Bradley Simpson from British pop rock band The Vamps stop by for a chat ahead of their cycling challenge for Movember. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

30 min 57 sec

Former Special Forces Sergeant Jason Fox chats to Matt about PTSD, finding purpose past your job, and being a secret hippy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

48 min 51 sec

English television presenter and journalist Jake Humphrey drops in for a chat with host Matt Johnson about life in the public eye and dealing with negative criticism on social media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

48 min 57 sec

This week's guest is television and radio presenter, Ore Oduba. Ore talks to host Matt Johnson about challenging moments in lockdown, Strictly, and the importance of showing vulnerability. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

32 min 57 sec

Matt Johnson talks with English fashion designer Henry Holland about stepping back from his label earlier this year, imposter syndrome, and the power of positive thinking. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

34 min 14 sec

The first episode in the new series of In The Barber Chair welcomes British actor, columnist, LGBT rights activist, and dad Charlie Condou talking to host Matt Johnson about an acting career that includes seven years on Coronation Street, and the ups and downs of being a father See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2020

34 min 46 sec

Former Olympian Iwan Thomas talks to host Matt Johnson about his struggles after an injury-plagued career forced him into retirement and about the importance of speaking out when you have a problem with your mental or physical health See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2020

36 min 14 sec

In a special Mental Health Awareness Week edition of Movember: In The Barber Chair, guest host Simon Thomas talks to British boxing legend Ricky Hatton about his career and the challenges he faced in his life. In association with the Rugby League World Cup 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2020

18 min 48 sec

Former Love Island winner Jack Fincham takes to the barber chair at Ted's Grooming Room to talk to host Matt Johnson about his own mental health struggle, his ambitions as a boxer, and the ups and downs of life after reality TV. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 2020

38 min 38 sec

Comedian Paul Chowdhry takes a seat in the barber chair at Ted’s Grooming Room for a chat with host Tim Lovejoy about his life in comedy and how the best jokes don’t always come from the happiest places See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

30 min 23 sec

Youtuber Jim Chapman is next up in the barber chair at Ted’s Grooming Room to talk to host Tim Lovejoy about life as a modern man and how it feels to be part of ‘Britain’s most influential family’ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

33 min 31 sec

Comedian Ben Miller joins host Tim Lovejoy in the barber chair at Ted's Grooming Room to talk about mental health, meditation, and what it means to be a man today See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2019

25 min 42 sec

A familiar face returns to the Movember Podcast, this time as guest rather than host. Osher Günsberg is a longtime Mo Bro and friend of Adam, and in this episode they retrace the personal, mental and professional transformation Osher has been through since he went by 'Andrew G' in the nineties. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2017

31 min 43 sec

Mick and Adam met as officers in the Australian army in their early 20's. Since then, Mick has seen 28 years of service including operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was awarded two orders for Distinguished Service. Now retired, Mick reflects on his career, and the transition from service to civilian life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2017

39 min 11 sec

In episode 4 of season 2 of the Movember Podcast, Adam sits down with TV writer, producer and host of 'Better Off Dead', Andrew Denton. Unfiltered, Andrew lays out the reality of losing his father and how it has impacted the way he takes action to protect his own health: physical and mental. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2017

29 min 22 sec

In this episode of the Movember Podcast, our host and co-founder Adam Garone sits down with the first Canadian to walk in space: Chris Hadfield. Adam and Chris explore the challenges of being a husband and father in an inherently high-risk profession, following his Dad's advice, and driving yourself to the 'very hairy edge of possible'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2017

35 min 50 sec

Reggie Ossé discusses major turning points and challenges in his life. From growing up in a one-parent house and having to find his own role models, to becoming successful in three separate careers, and experiencing some dark moments: Reggie tells Adam about how he's handled transitions and what he'd say to others in the same situation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 2017

35 min 47 sec

In the first interview of this season, our host Adam Garone sits down with filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. From the times he slept in a hammock to fund his dreams to what he now teaches his sons about being a man, Morgan tells Adam about key moments and decisions in his life. Here, they dig deeper into the man behind (and face of) the fast food hit, SuperSize Me. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2017

39 min 1 sec

This is the second in a series of episodes of Movember Radio raising awareness in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th with the powerful message of “Men, let’s talk when things get tough”. We talk to Mo Bro Allan Sparkes CV, a decorated police officer and one of only five Australian heroes to be awarded the highest bravery decoration, the Cross of Valour. Through Al’s service he developed chronic post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and associated chronic depression and became suicidal. He spent a lot of time recovering from these illnesses. Al has been an ambassador for beyondblue and Soldier On for the past three years and regularly speaks about suicide and mental health. His Twitter handle is @allansparkes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2016

31 min 14 sec

This is the first in a series of episodes of Movember Radio raising awareness in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th with the powerful message of “Men, let’s talk when things get tough”. We talk to Mo Bro Justin Geange who shares his own personal experience of suicide and the challenges he faced in not being able to speak out about what he was going through when he lost his job back in 2013. Justin has since passionately advocated the importance of talking about men’s health and particularly mental health. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 2016

22 min 9 sec

In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to two new dads about the highlights and challenges they face in fatherhood. Justin Baldoni, actor, director, filmmaker and star of hit TV show “Jane the Virgin” where he also happens to play a new dad similar to his role in real life. He’s also joined by Stuart Holden, Sports Commentator who recently retired from professional soccer having played for the Bolton Wanderers, Houston Dynamo and the US National Team. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2016

54 min 5 sec

In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Kieran Ryan, a passionate Mo Bro from Stawell, Australia who first got involved with Movember in 2009 when he was 21 years old, after losing two close mates to suicide. Kieran has been a champion for men’s health, running 100km for Movember back in 2012 and his team helped raise more than $50,000 over seven years. Kieran then went on to trek the Kokoda Trail with Mo Bro Ambassador and Paralympian Kurt Fearnley for the 100th Anniversary of ANZAC Day in 2014. Kieran now works for the Movember Foundation development team. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 2016

31 min 21 sec

In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Andy Puddicombe, a meditation and mindfulness expert and founder of the hugely popular mindfulness app “Headspace”. In 2013, Andy was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Mindfulness has helped him to cope with the physical, emotional and mental impact of the illness. Prior to this, Andy undertook a ten-year journey, which took him around the world, culminating with ordination as a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Northern India. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2016

39 min 8 sec

In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Jonny Imerman, the founder of Imerman Angels and a testicular cancer survivor who was diagnosed at the age of 26. Jonny talks openly about the challenges he faced going through surgery and chemotherapy and the support he received on his journey from family and friends, but never met anyone his age that was a cancer survivor. He decided to set up Imerman Angels to introduce each cancer fighter to one survivor who can inspire them to know that they can overcome their cancer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2016

35 min 34 sec

In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Sam Gledhill, Testicular Cancer Programs Lead at the Movember Foundation. Sam explains why its important for every bloke to getting to know what’s normal for your nuts as part of the “Know thy nuts” campaign by the Movember Foundation for testicular cancer awareness month in April. Early detection is key as testicular cancer is a highly treatable disease. Sam also shares the progress of testicular cancer programs funded by the Foundation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 2016

22 min 42 sec

In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Niiobli Armah IV, Program Manager at Prevention Institute in the U.S on promoting mental health and wellbeing. Niiobli also works with the Movember Foundation team on the groundbreaking new initiative called “Making Connections”. This will develop and implement actionable, community-level prevention plans to improve mental health for men and boys. Niiobli hopes to encourage more positive notions of masculinity in the community and effectively utilize social connectedness as a preventative measure to decrease the risk of suicide in men. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 2016

27 min 38 sec

In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Jonny Benjamin - a mental health campaigner who spends his life visiting schools, universities, prisons, hospitals and corporations talking about his experience. In 2008, Jonny was about to jump off a bridge over the river Thames before a stranger stepped in and talked him back from the brink. This experience led to a personal transformation for Jonny and a television documentary about that moment which has been viewed by 300 million people online. Jonny now works to inspire people with the message that mental health problems can get better. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 2016

32 min 56 sec

In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to long-time Mo Bro and Global Director of Programs for the Movember Foundation, Owen Sharp. Owen oversees a number of the Foundation’s global initiatives including True NTH, which is the largest single investment in prostate cancer interventions and programs in the world. He started his career as an emergency nurse in Glasgow, and as a result, Owen has some amazing stories to tell. We chat to Owen in time for this year’s World Cancer Day. On February 4th, the world will unite to show that we can do something about cancer. Check out Movember.com to find out how you can show your support World Cancer Day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Feb 2016

26 min

In this episode of Movember, we chat with Professor Steve Robertson who specialises in the study of gender, men and health. Steve's interested in social theories of gender and masculinity and he researches why blokes go to the doctor and why they don’t go to the doctor. It’s a fascinating insight into what goes on with men and their health. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 2016

31 min 47 sec

In this special edition of Movember Radio for the holidays, former captain of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team, Richie McCaw, shares how seemingly bulletproof men aren’t immune to the physical and mental struggles life throws everyone’s way and the role mates play in keeping you grounded. Richie details the pressures and expectations of captaining the Rugby World Cup champions as well as how he built in ways of managing the stress of such a role. Richie got involved with the Movember Foundation to help spread word that it’s ok for men to talk about what’s going on and it’s also important to check in with friends to see how they’re doing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 2016

28 min 57 sec

In this special edition of Movember Radio for the holiday season, we revisit our chat with actor and Mo Bro Dom Purcell. Best known for his role as Lincoln Burrows on Prison Break, amongst many others, Dom’s on-screen persona is as tough as you can get. But underneath this tough exterior is a man who has had his own struggles. In this episode, he shares how he has struggled with anxiety, depression and alcohol problems and also reveals how, by opening up and taking action, he was able to take control of his life and thrive at the same time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jan 2016

33 min 49 sec

This holiday edition of Movember Radio takes us back to our chat with sex therapist, relationship advisor, author, SKYN ambassador and Mo Sista - Emily Morse. Tune in as Emily dishes the dirt on how men can have a healthier sex life as well as look after their general health and wellbeing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2015

27 min 8 sec

In this special holiday episode of Movember Radio, we revisit our chat to Marshall Dunn - an author, speaker, suicide-loss mentor and coach – about his experience with suicide to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day. In October 2002, Marshall’s older brother took his own life. To deal with his grief, Marshall started writing and with the help of a mentor, had a breakthrough and is now working with others to share what he has learnt and help them in their own journey following the loss of someone to suicide. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2015

29 min 19 sec

Matt Wade, Australian cricketer and Mo Bro, shares his story in this episode of Movember Radio of the challenges he has overcome in his sporting and personal life. Matt talks about how he was diagnosed with testicular cancer at just 15 years old, which is one of the reasons he is so passionate about men’s health and spreading the word to encourage men to take action. The Movember Foundation is the official men’s health charity partner of Cricket Australia and Matt has been a Mo Bro for three years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2015

28 min 55 sec

Lance Armstrong speaks openly and honestly with Movember CEO, Adam Garone, about how he’s been coping with life in recent years, how experience has shaped him, and what he wished he would have done differently, as well as what’s next for the controversial sports icon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2015

40 min 9 sec

In this special second episode of Movember Radio with Mo Bro Craig Cooper, he talks to us about how important it is to focus on relationships and social connections, which have a significant impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Craig also chats about how to have better sex in 30 days. Tune in for some Mo wisdom… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2015

31 min 16 sec

Tune into this week’s episode of Movember Radio as we hear from Craig Cooper – the first episode of a special two part series. Author, Mo Bro and former pro skateboarder, Craig is originally from New Zealand and moved to the States at 38 years old to cofound Boost Mobile. He’s passionate about advocating for men’s health and fitness and is redefining what it means to be middle aged. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2015

28 min 13 sec

Mo Bro Lou Silluzio opens up about his life’s ups and downs in this episode of Movember Radio – from losing it all in the recession to building a new business, and battling health difficulties at the same time. In 2011, Lou was diagnosed with prostate cancer and has since battled the disease three times. In his journey to beat prostate cancer, Lou realised his passion for writing children’s books, spurred on by his love of reading to his grandkids. Tune in as Lou shares his story, and works towards growing his Mo this Movember. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2015

30 min 33 sec

Tune into this episode of Movember Radio as Mo Bro Cleto Escobedo (leader of Cleto and the Cletones, the house band for Jimmy Kimmel Live!) talks about relationships with his band mates, who have been making music together for 20 years. He also speaks about his lifelong friendship with Jimmy Kimmel, and how his relationship with his father, who plays with the Cletones, changed once he became a professional musician. Cleto plays on the WholeWorldBand charity single Changes - anyone can create their own version of the song by downloading the WholeWorldBand app! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2015

19 min 13 sec

Listen to this episode of Movember Radio as 9-year Mo Bro Ashley Boddy chats about raising awareness for men’s health through his work in animation. Ashley is a Senior Story Artist at Aardman studio in the UK, and has worked on films like Shaun the Sheep, the Pirates and rubbed shoulders with celluloid royalty like Wallace and Gromit. Ashley speaks openly about how his training and career has taught him to observe and replicate human behavior. He’s learnt a thing or two about how guys think and act around their health too. This has inspired him to make videos for Movember including a new one about manliness. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2015

24 min 38 sec

On this week’s episode of Movember Radio, we chat to sex therapist, relationship advisor, author, SKYN ambassador and Mo Sista - Emily Morse. Tune in as Emily dishes the dirt on how men can have a healthier sex life as well as look after their general health and wellbeing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2015

27 min 12 sec

In this episode of Movember Radio, listen as Mo Bro Josh Beharry takes us on his rollercoaster of a journey from being suicidal and attempting to end his own life by jumping off a bridge, to surviving the fall and turning his situation around and becoming a passionate mental health advocate. Josh has since teamed up with the Movember Foundation to develop a website – HeadsUpGuys – focused on helping guys with mental health problems by educating them on the signs and symptoms and showing them how to take action. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2015

26 min 29 sec

Join us for this episode of Movember Radio as we chat to Jeff Raider, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Harry’s, a men’s grooming company with products designed and formulated for a quality shave. A successful entrepreneur, Jeff believes in giving back to the community, which he does through Harry’s and his other co-founded company, Warby Parker. Tune in to find out more about the impact Jeff and his employees are having and how he got involved with the Movember Foundation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2015

26 min 53 sec

This episode of Movember Radio features the ultimate power couple, Kirk Pengilly and Layne Beachley. Kirk is the guitarist and saxophone player for one of the biggest bands of all time, INXS, while Layne conquered the waves as a seven-time champion professional surfer, the only woman to ever do so. But the couple was rocked earlier this year when Kirk was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer in February. Tune in as Kirk and Layne take you on their journey from diagnosis to life after surgery, and how they dealt with everything in between. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2015

40 min 33 sec