The World From My Window

The World From My Window

The World From My Window is an unscripted show where we lead our guests through a conversation inspired by the process a writer takes when planning their work, with the aim of uncovering the true life stories of our guests and bringing new learnings and positivity to our listeners.

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Louis is a hairstylist who has worked with the likes of Chanel, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Vogue, whilst also being the personal stylist for Vicky McClure, Emma Willis and Ellie Goulding. His rollercoaster of a life story is incredible - highs and lows that would have scuppered most people, but even when his bones and his body were literally broken his spirit never was. Louis has used these darker moments to grow, and has now created a life that is full to the brim with positivity and joy.  He is the Founder of 'I can I am I will’, an empowerment project that aims to motivate and inspire, and the conversation on this weeks podcast has definitely done both of those things for us.

Dec 6

1 hr

We're taken on a unique journey through the back rooms of Westminster and given access to a world that most people won't ever get to witness. Hilary has dedicated her life to raising the voices of people living on the margins of society, which started in the early stages with VSO and has remained a constant throughout her career at the heart of British politics.

Nov 29

52 min 17 sec

Matthew is an award winning writer, performer and campaigner for climate change. He is the author of "Straight Jacket”, which deals with the legacy of gay shame and was editor of Attitude magazine from 2008-16. In this episode we talk deeply about climate change, the need for peaceful protest, how Madonna can change a life and what it feels like to put the first member of the Royal Family on the cover of a gay magazine. Not to be missed.

Nov 22

51 min 50 sec

Paula is a campaigner, mother, trailblazer within the criminal justice system and a former prisoner. After her release from prison, Paula climbed fiercely up the professional ladder and now works tirelessly to ensure that prisoners' voices are heard at every level of decision making within the criminal justice system.  In this deeply inspiring conversation, we're led through the decades of a life that has had moments of joy, and of pain. We hear about the impact of prison, the tools she used to get through it, and the resulting power and determination she now carries with her.

Nov 15

57 min 5 sec

Megan is a best selling author, speaker and digital creator with more than 1.3 million followers on her instagram account; a page that feels like a celebration of everything life throws her way.    In this episode Megan bravely invites us to look through her window, at a life that is inspiring thousands of people around  the world to be happy with who they are, not striving for a version of themselves that other people want them to be. We talk about siblings, slowing down, and whether it might actually be society, and not us, that is the problem.

Nov 8

44 min

Now, more than ever, is the time to be celebrating, and amplifying, the stories of the people of Sudan. Recorded just weeks before the military tried to wrestle back power from the civilian-led transitional government, Maya walks us through the back streets of Khartoum and through the avenues of her own life. We talk openly about the complexities of living in the Horn of Africa, the power of young people and the role art can play in helping shape our futures.

Nov 1

41 min 36 sec

Thomas is a man on a mission to 'rebrand the ginger male stereotype'. In 2013 Thomas created an exhibition of 100 beautiful men, all with beautiful ginger hair, which soon became a global movement that put two fingers up to all the haters out there. We speak to the photographer, director and music producer in his Kings Cross hideaway about shame, depression and how he's been able to push through the low points in his life in order to seek out, and hold on to the amazing highs. 

Oct 25

50 min

In this episode we sunk back into our chairs with some wine and joyfully meandered through the technicolour world of multi-disciplinary artist, actor, writer and director Adébayo Bolaji. He unpacks some of the tightropes and tensions he's been balancing throughout his career, exploring culture, identity, place and belonging. We're given an intimate tour of the inner workings of a truly creative mind, and leave feeling all warm and fuzzy (nothing to do with the wine).

Oct 18

57 min 24 sec

The World From My Window is an unscripted show where we lead our guests through a conversation inspired by the process a writer takes when planning their work, with the aim of uncovering the true life stories of our guests and bringing new learnings and positivity to our listeners. Jordan talks candidly about life during lockdown, the power of positive male role models, and that one slightly weird time with a Shaman in Archway. Open, honest and heartfelt, this is one to open minds and challenge preconceptions about what it means to be a man today. We want to find out what the world looks like from his window, hear about the characters that have inspired him, the moments that have shaped the chapters of his life, what he has learnt along the way and even, what the title of their life story might be.

Oct 11

54 min 26 sec

The World From My Window is an unscripted show where we lead our guests through a conversation inspired by the process a writer takes when planning their work, with the aim of uncovering the true life stories of our guests and bringing new learnings and positivity to our listeners. In this episode we talk to Dom Evans who is an illustrator and all round brilliant human being currently taking the world by storm. Dom takes us on a rapid rollercoaster ride through his life; it's an hilarious journey from the changing rooms of Top Shop to Ru Pauls Drag Race, via the park bench outside his window. We want to find out what the world looks like from his window, hear about the characters that have inspired him, the moments that have shaped the chapters of his life, what he has learnt along the way and even, what the title of their life story might be.  

Oct 11

41 min 22 sec

The World From My Window is an unscripted show where we lead our guests through a conversation inspired by the process a writer takes when planning their work, with the aim of uncovering the true life stories of our guests and bringing new learnings and positivity to our listeners. Julie's memoir, “The Pendulum,” reveals her 6-year journey through Europe and Latin America to discover the role her grandparents played in the Third Reich. We talk about generational trauma, empathy, forgiveness and go deeper into the role of storytelling to make sense of your past, present and future. We want to find out what the world looks like from her window, hear about the characters that have inspired her, the moments that have shaped the chapters of her life, what he has learnt along the way and even, what the title of their life story might be.

Oct 11

49 min 40 sec