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the Balance podcast

By Balance

Welcome to the BALANCE podcast, from the team behind the award-winning wellness and lifestyle media brand, BALANCE.In each episode, deputy editor James Gill (occasionally joined by founder / editor Sophie Scott) chats with luminaries from entertainment, wellness, sport, business and beyond about how to optimise health, happiness and performance. 

  1. 1.
    Episode 121: Rose Matafeo on flaws, finding the funny and Baby Done01/18/2021
    38:58
  2. 2.
    Episode 120: BOSH! on veganism, Veganuary and making changes in your life 01/11/2021
    42:08
  3. 3.
    Episode 119: Lloyd Griffith on the need for more working-class voices, anxiety and life on the road01/04/2021
    55:02
  4. 4.
    Episode 118: Rhonda Byrne on making a movie, Oprah and changing lives11/05/2020
    54:18
  5. 5.
    Episode 117: Heidi Lynch on Avocado Toast and the magic of making things happen08/24/2020
    41:31
  6. 6.
    Episode 116: RHODES on music, hope and finding light in the dark08/17/2020
    56:32
  7. 7.
    Episode 115: Khadijah Mellah on racing, being an inspiration and finding your calling08/10/2020
    36:52
  8. 8.
    Episode 114: Toheeb Jimoh on Anthony, diversity and the magic of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air08/03/2020
    47:24
  1. 9.
    Episode 113: Eddie Hearn on drive, determination and becoming a meme sensation07/27/2020
    56:05
  2. 10.
    Episode 112: Esme Creed Miles on creativity, Hanna and the importance of indie07/20/2020
    41:23
  3. 11.
    Episode 111: Seann Walsh on the art of comedy07/13/2020
    50:43
  4. 12.
    Episode 110: Gaz Oakley on the joy of veganism07/06/2020
    29:04
  5. 13.
    Episode 109: Hanna Sillitoe on turning a criticism into success06/29/2020
    1:00:45
  6. 14.
    Episode 108: Weruche Opia on I May Destroy You and dreaming big06/22/2020
    51:13
  7. 15.
    Episode 107: Himesh Patel on breakout success and The Luminaries06/15/2020
    59:09
  8. 16.
    Episode 106: Jake Lambert on turning creativity into a career06/08/2020
    59:52
  9. 17.
    Episode 105: Iain Morris & Damon Beesley on taking that big leap06/01/2020
    42:25
  10. 18.
    Episode 104: Laura Woods on working up from "the bottom", trolls and triumph05/25/2020
    53:50
  11. 19.
    Episode 103: Pippa Bennett-Warner on a zen mindset, Gangs Of London and diversity05/18/2020
    57:09
  12. 20.
    Episode 102: Rafe Spall on Trying, home schooling and the "Panny D"05/11/2020
    34:06
  13. 21.
    Episode 101: Alice Liveing on explosive fame and blazing a trail05/04/2020
    45:22
  14. 22.
    Episode 100: Alexandra Daddario on listening to your heart04/27/2020
    45:43
  15. 23.
    Episode 99: Dr Kalanit Ben-Ari on lockdown relationship advice 04/20/2020
    36:36
  16. 24.
    Episode 98: Jo Hartley on AfterLife, Shane Meadows and building a body of work04/13/2020
    1:07:22
  17. 25.
    Episode 97: Spencer Matthews on the joy of sobriety04/10/2020
    39:53
  18. 26.
    Episode 96: Arron Crascall on breaking the internet04/06/2020
    55:52
  19. 27.
    Episode 95: Lennie James on a remarkable life and Save Me Too04/03/2020
    56:37
  20. 28.
    Episode 94: Kevin Guthrie on grit, Scotland, football and The English Game03/30/2020
    40:53
  21. 29.
    Episode 93: Alistair Petrie on Sex Education and positivity03/27/2020
    59:29
  22. 30.
    Episode 92: Amrita Acharia on The Good Karma Hospital and Norwegian comfort 03/23/2020
    1:02:55
  23. 31.
    Episode 91: Dr David Hamilton on kindness (live episode)03/20/2020
    1:04:43
  24. 32.
    Episode 90: Prue & Peta Leith on the food industry and the secret to eternal youth03/16/2020
    46:37
  25. 33.
    Episode 89: Mark Stanley on the North and being true to yourself03/13/2020
    56:24
  26. 34.
    Episode 88: Dynamo on beating the bullies and bouncing back03/09/2020
    39:27
  27. 35.
    Episode 87: Kate Phillips on Era 50:50, Peaky Blinders and breakout success03/08/2020
    1:01:14
  28. 36.
    Episode 86: Kori Rae on life inside Pixar and Onward03/06/2020
    26:55
  29. 37.
    Episode 85: David Schwimmer & Nick Mohammed on feeling the funny03/02/2020
    26:07
  30. 38.
    Episode 84: Tom Rosenthal on circumcision and finding a purpose02/28/2020
    1:01:49
  31. 39.
    Episode 83: Slumflower on astrology and getting over a break-up02/24/2020
    44:17
  32. 40.
    Episode 82: Paul McKenna on love, life and relationships02/21/2020
    49:33
  33. 41.
    Episode 81: Rebecca Dennis on breathwork (with an exercise for you included!)02/17/2020
    51:12
  34. 42.
    Episode 80: Joel Dommett on graft and making it happen02/14/2020
    1:11:26
  35. 43.
    Episode 79: Henry Cavill on mental wellbeing, turning setbacks into wins and investing in No1 Rosemary Water02/10/2020
    39:47
  36. 44.
    Episode 78: Pinch Of Nom on being reluctant superstars02/07/2020
    41:22
  37. 45.
    Episode 77: Rufus Sewell on the universe, life and The Pale Horse02/03/2020
    46:59
  38. 46.
    Episode 76: Rhys James on resilience, setbacks and comedy01/31/2020
    42:32
  39. 47.
    Episode 75: Melissa Hemsley on eating green and... socks?!01/27/2020
    38:26
  40. 48.
    Episode 74: Dr Rangan Chatterjee on changing your life01/24/2020
    57:35
  41. 49.
    Episode 73: Marielle Heller on doing what we love and the magic of Mr Rogers01/20/2020
    25:43
  42. 50.
    Episode 72: Freddie Fox on fun, fishing and the best movie game ever01/17/2020
    59:29
  43. 51.
    Episode 71: Tom Kerridge on work ethic and... running for Parliament?!01/13/2020
    45:22
  44. 52.
    Episode 70: Dean-Charles Chapman on ancestry, 1917 and life on Game Of Thrones01/11/2020
    42:21
  45. 53.
    Episode 69: Izzy Judd on anxiety and mindfulness01/10/2020
    49:47
  46. 54.
    Episode 68: Karl Pilkington on life, Sick Of It and the possibility of "that" reunion01/06/2020
    1:07:41
  47. 55.
    Episode 67: John Rain on the positive power of social media - and James Bond12/30/2019
    51:57
  48. 56.
    Episode 66: Rachel Parris on doing the hard yards12/23/2019
    1:19:35
  49. 57.
    Episode 65: Ellie Bamber on changing perceptions, staying grounded and the joy of reading12/20/2019
    32:05
  50. 58.
    Episode 64: Susannah Fielding on office politics, personal development and Alan Partridge12/16/2019
    41:11
  51. 59.
    Episode 63: Da'Vine Joy Randolph on Dolemite, cooking and breaking big12/13/2019
    25:41
  52. 60.
    Episode 62: Scott Britton on Battle Cancer and the magic of momentum12/09/2019
    59:27
  53. 61.
    Episode 61: Caroline Britton on life coaching (and tips on changing your own life)12/06/2019
    49:24
  54. 62.
    Episode 60: Steven Levenson on social media, belonging and Dear Evan Hansen12/02/2019
    35:11
  55. 63.
    Episode 59: Tim Minchin on creativity, success & failure and Upright11/28/2019
    55:14
  56. 64.
    Episode 58: John Bishop on life, laughter and growing old11/25/2019
    1:00:19
  57. 65.
    Episode 57: James Reeves & Gabrielle Brown on how to rest11/22/2019
    53:56
  58. 66.
    Episode 56: Nadiya Hussain on family, food and fighting for what's right11/18/2019
    52:34
  59. 67.
    Episode 55: Caitriona Balfe on drive, success and Le Mans 6611/15/2019
    33:31
  60. 68.
    Episode 54: Ed Gamble on diabetes and breaking through11/14/2019
    56:43
  61. 69.
    Episode 53: Gabby Logan on stress, sport and success11/11/2019
    1:03:42
  62. 70.
    Episode 52: Sarah Kendall on finding your tribe11/08/2019
    1:10:25
  63. 71.
    Episode 51: Dr Megan Rossi on how to improve gut health11/04/2019
    43:18
  64. 72.
    Episode 50: Jillian Bell and Paul Downs Colaizzo on Brittany Runs A Marathon11/01/2019
    45:26
  65. 73.
    Episode 49: Regina King on race, spirituality and Time's Up10/28/2019
    34:36
  66. 74.
    Episode 48: Dr Sarah Jarvis on how to be healthy and happy10/25/2019
    46:08
  67. 75.
    Episode 47: Gabriel Luna & Natalia Reyes on Terminator Dark Fate and hanging in there10/23/2019
    25:37
  68. 76.
    Episode 46: Emeli Sande - LIVE!10/21/2019
    59:55
  69. 77.
    Episode 45: Ryan Libbey on finding confidence through exercise10/18/2019
    47:02
  70. 78.
    Episode 44: Daisy May & Charlie Cooper on breaking through, Baftas and ghosts10/14/2019
    54:13
  71. 79.
    Episode 43: Jonathan Safran Foer on climate change and a crisis of belief10/11/2019
    53:17
  72. 80.
    Episode 42: Craig Roberts on anxiety, mental health and Pro Evolution Soccer10/10/2019
    58:35
  73. 81.
    Episode 41: Above & Beyond on finding that flow state10/07/2019
    31:32
  74. 82.
    Episode 40: Charly Cox on poetry, mental health and validation10/03/2019
    53:11
  75. 83.
    Episode 39: Nina Toussaint-White on belief, wellbeing and breaking through09/30/2019
    42:35
  76. 84.
    Episode 38: Ian Wright on anger, therapy and glory09/27/2019
    40:03
  77. 85.
    Episode 37: Max La Manna on sustainability, zero waste and Elvis09/23/2019
    50:48
  78. 86.
    Episode 36: Maro Itoje on rugby, winning and musicals09/20/2019
    46:39
  79. 87.
    Episode 35: Caroline Penney on the Parenting Toolkit09/16/2019
    40:08
  80. 88.
    Episode 34: Lauren Armes on how to get a career in wellness09/13/2019
    53:31
  81. 89.
    Episode 33: Deepak Chopra on helping a "totally unsustainable planet" 09/09/2019
    38:48
  82. 90.
    Episode 32 (bonus episode): Nick Helm on coping with depression and the power of comedy09/06/2019
    54:10
  83. 91.
    Episode 31: Romesh Ranganathan on preparation, social media and balance09/02/2019
    36:08
  84. 92.
    Episode 30: Emma Kennedy on grief, family and the genius of a small business mindset08/26/2019
    1:02:52
  85. 93.
    Episode 29: Mark Manson on not giving a f*ck08/19/2019
    51:39
  86. 94.
    Episode 28 (bonus episode!): Dougie Freedman on helping to shape lives08/16/2019
    51:08
  87. 95.
    Episode 27: Josh Widdicombe on not planning comedy stardom08/12/2019
    55:42
  88. 96.
    Episode 26: Laura Whitmore on combating loneliness in a city08/05/2019
    37:17
  89. 97.
    Episode 25: David Haye on knowing your goals07/29/2019
    57:04
  90. 98.
    Episode 24: Mo Gilligan on the law of attraction07/22/2019
    1:18:33
  91. 99.
    Episode 23: Dr Tara Swart on the magic of manifestation07/15/2019
    51:04
  92. 100.
    Episode 22 (bonus episode!): Lee Mack on the art of quick thinking07/12/2019
    28:57
  93. 101.
    Episode 21: Chace Crawford on the magic of shaking things up07/08/2019
    34:30
  94. 102.
    Episode 20 (bonus episode!): Will Poulter on the importance of communication07/05/2019
    28:55
  95. 103.
    Episode 19: Ian Haste on one heck of a smart idea07/01/2019
    39:42
  96. 104.
    Episode 18: Dame Jess Ennis on golds, Jennis and beating the bullies06/24/2019
    46:51
  97. 105.
    Episode 17: Patricia Arquette on longevity, strategy, Oscar and The Act06/17/2019
    28:33
  98. 106.
    Episode 16: Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones on tech, the future and Black Mirror06/10/2019
    55:42
  99. 107.
    Episode 15: Will Williams on how meditation will change your life06/03/2019
    52:56
  100. 108.
    Episode 14: BOSH! on a vegan revolution05/27/2019
    52:13
  101. 109.
    Episode 13: Ruth Madeley on a heartwarming breakthrough05/20/2019
    35:52
  102. 110.
    Episode 12: Tom Daley on body image, anxiety and PTSD05/17/2019
    55:58
  103. 111.
    Episode 11 (bonus episode!): Stuart Sandeman on the magic of breath work05/15/2019
    35:54
  104. 112.
    Episode 10: Chloe Brotheridge on overcoming anxiety and being brave05/13/2019
    46:32
  105. 113.
    Episode 9: Esther Wojcicki on raising successful people 05/06/2019
    43:10
  106. 114.
    Episode 8 (bonus episode!): Kevin Smith on surviving the Widow Maker05/03/2019
    44:56
  107. 115.
    Episode 7: Matt Forde on finding hope and positivity amidst Brexit fatigue04/29/2019
    51:22
  108. 116.
    Episode 6: Kriss Akabusi on existentialism, winning gold and how decisions define lives04/22/2019
    1:25:55
  109. 117.
    Episode 5: Darren Harriott on swapping gang life for greatness04/15/2019
    42:22
  110. 118.
    Episode 4: Fearne Cotton on therapy, wellness and listening to your gut04/08/2019
    40:57
  111. 119.
    Episode 3: Professor Richard Wiseman on luck, teamwork and shooting for the moon04/01/2019
    57:51
  112. 120.
    Episode 2: Jasmine Hemsley on the benefits of an ayurvedic life03/25/2019
    45:35
  113. 121.
    Episode 1: Ricky Gervais on love, life, loss and laughter03/14/2019
    36:17

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