The All Things Risk Podcast
About This Show
The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty and resilience as applied to sports, the arts, current affairs and just about any other domain. We feature long-form conversations with interesting guests who have loads of fascinating stories, tips and tools.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 40: Souleyman Bah - Sprinting, Tunnel Vision, and Perspective
2 days ago
However, there is more to Souleyman than sprinting. He as born in Guinea (Conakry) in West Africa – one of the poorest counties on earth. At a young age, it was clear that he had a problem with his vision but because of a lack of facilities in the country, no diagnosis was possible. Souleyman’s parents decided to move to Britain so that their son could get proper diagnosis and treatment. He was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa – a type of severe “tunnel vision” that degenerates over time. Souleyman has this in one eye and is completely blind in the other. Souleyman’s has a very profound, mature and inspiring attitude towards life and it comes through in this conversation. He has a great You Tube channel, has participated in a BBC 3 show about visual impairment and has inspired many people. We have a wide-ranging conversation that covers: Souleyman’s background, moving to the UK and adjusting to life here; Language and how that affects how one thinks; Visual impairment – and what not to say to a blind person!; Running and elite training; Success, performance and the flow state; Process versus outcome goals; Overcoming injuries; Risk and resilience; Transhumanism and philosophy; Sport and its role in helping young people’s lives; The millennial generation Lots more! Show notes: Souleyman on You Tube – https://www.youtube.com/user/Soulbah1 On Twitter – https://twitter.com/KingSoulGB On Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kingsoulgb/ On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/souleymanb1 Souleyman BBC interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctZhWiJ63_I Souleyman’s gold medal performance at the 2015 Paralympic School Games - http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/partially-blind-london-teen-wins-g
Rated 5 out of
Well worth a listen!
Ben always offers interesting guests and a fresh perspective on cutting issues of the day. His 'no holds barred' approach ensures that a given topic will be thoroughly scrubbed. I've listened to a variety of his podcasts and have always found them entertaining and informative. I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2016-08-29