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'Human Stories' with Tony Lloyd
23 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 55 - Linn Davies - Totally Blind
Truly inspirational even if she wasn't totally blind from birth !I talk to Linn about what it is like to never have seen anything, how she coped at school, how she has succeeded at university and in her career. Linn gives valuable advice to other blind people and their parents.Then near the end she also tells me about her personal life ! An awesome lady!
15 minutes | May 10, 2021
Episode 54 - Micky Harris - Beating Dyslexia ex Commando
In this episode I talk to the very inspirational Micky Harris who overcame Dyslexia, joined the Israeli Army and became a Commando, set up his own business and now mentors others.I find out how his dyslexia has affected his life and how he became the person he is today.He also works for Kaleidoscope, an amazing organisation helping people with disabilities of all types get fair opportunities and realise their full potential.Visit their website www.kaleidoscope.group
14 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Episode 53 - Tyler Lester - Ex Army Cadet and in the Army Now!
Now here is another inspirational man ! Tyler Lester was an Army Cadet and is now in the regular Army. I talk to him about his journey, and about what is was like to play drums at HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's funeral at Windsor Castle.
14 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Episode 52 - Jon Brett - Billy Joel Book
I talk to best selling author Jon Brett about the second edition of his book ' Billy Joel - Tales of an Innocent Fan'. If you love Billy Joel's music this is a must for you as the book (both editions) have previously un heard stories and accounts from years of research. If you don't know anything about Billy Joel then this will amaze you !Available on Amazonhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Billy-Joel-Featuring-Exclusive-Photographs/dp/152723858X/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=billy+joel+book&qid=1619171540&sr=8-5
20 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Episode 51 - Liz - Shark Expert !
In this episode I talk to Liz in Thailand who with her husband teaches children in schools and others about the importance of Sharks in the eco system.She is also a Diving Instructor so comes face to face with things under water!Her British charity is at www.sharkguardian.org where you can find out more. Fascinating!
15 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Episode 50 - London Community Gospel Choir
I talk to the inspirational Amanda Alexander who is trying with others to save the famous London Community Gospel Choir. Amanda also runs 'The Grounded Mummas', an on line group giving support to mothers stuck with the pandemic restrictions and problems.The choir have suffered terribly financially due to the pandemic as concerts and performances where cancelled, but now Amanda has organised an on line concert on the 22nd May 2021.Just look at the list of stars appearing with their support !Beverley Knight, Jools Holland, Andrew Roachford, Maxi Priest, Paul Carrack and many others. The choir has worked with or recorded with just about everyone! The concert is on line at www.lcgc.org.uk on Saturday 22nd May (was Saturday 17th April ), streamed from the website on YouTube, and you can donate at the website. Thank you.
31 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Episode 49 - Sam Tyres - Moving to other beautiful countries
Sam has lived in a few counties since leaving the UK 15 years ago, and now lives in beautiful Costa Rica with her husband and 2 children.I ask her what it's like living there (obviously!) but also what has motivated her to do it.Sam is totally inspirational and we would all be a little envious of what she has done, but she explains that anyone can do it!I interviewed her on Zoom, with palm trees, the sea and a swimming pool in the background!
21 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
Episode 48 - Shaun Bennett - Volunteering
Shaun is an example of a true volunteer, having volunteered for several organisations including The Police, The Army Cadets and other charities.I ask him why ! Plus what he gets out of volunteering and his advice to others.He currently helps out with a Radio Station where you can hear him on line at www.rockinghamradio.co.ukShaun is surely an inspiration to his community and others.
14 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Episode 47 - Paula Love Clark - 'Diary of a Lockdown Mum'
Paula's latest book, her 4th, is a funny account in diary format of her character's experiences as a single mum in lockdown. Based on her own life this book will have you in hysterics !I talk to Paula about the book, her goals in life and her inspirational videos on social media.'The Diary of a Lockdown Mum' is out on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle download.Have fun!
24 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Episode 46 - Laurie Personnet - An International Love Story
In this episode I talk to inspirational Laurie who moved from Canada to France, I discover the real reason was LOVE !Laurie tells the story of how it all happened and proves that you can do almost anything if you really want to!A lovely lady and well worth a listen.
22 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode 45 - Tony Lloyd ( the other one ! ) in Ecuador
Well this is definately a first! I interview another Tony Lloyd who is in Ecuador!Tony runs a hostel and is involved in the travel business, he tells me some interesting stories including one about his narrow escape from the mafia!He' a very nice chap (as you would expect!) and well worth a listen.
35 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Episode 44 - Eliot Kennedy - Composer of Hits!
Eliot Kennedy is an English songwriter and record producer based in Sheffield.He has worked with artists such as the Spice Girls, Mary J. Blige, Donny Osmond, Bryan Adams, Lulu, S Club 7, Five, Gary Barlow and Take That, Delta Goodrem, The Wanted and many more!He is also involved with writing music for films.I chat to Eliot about how it all started for him, the very talented people he has written for, and just some of the many hit songs he has written or co written. There is also some gossip surrounding the time when The Spice Girls lived with him in his house for a while !If you need inspiration then here it is ! Eliot's latest Album is out on all download platforms and is called 'A Yacht Named Sue' .
4 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Episode 43 - Sarah Hart - Cancer Survivor & Runner
Sarah is an inspirational lady who has survived breast cancer and taken up running to keep fit.I talk to her about all the many benefits of running and specifically how it has helped her in her life. Her wish is that she will help others who listen to her here.An inspirational lady indeed!
20 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Episode 42 - Russ Kane - Mens Radio Station - 'Where Men Really Talk'
I talk to author, stand up comic and broadcaster Russ Kane about Mens (& Womens ) Radio Station which helps people with mental heatlth problems and tries to remove the stigma that surrounds it by offering a non judgemental platform to share experiences to help others.Sony Award winner Russ was the voice of Capital Radio's 'Flying Eye' over London for 20 years, working with Chris Tarrant on the world's most listened to commercial radio show with a daily audience of over 4 million.Today he can be heard on Talk Radio and Radio London.I last met Russ 32 years ago so it was a pleasure to catch up !Visit www.mensradiostation.com
21 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Episode 41 - Verity Geere - Man Detox!
Broadcaster Verity Geere's book 'Man Detox' is a hilarious account based on her personal experiences with dating men. Some of the consequences will have you in stitches!I talk to Verity about her break from dating and she tells me some of the very funny stories from the book. You will love this even if you've never dated anyone ! Come on !'Man Detox' is available on Amazon.PS - Verity is now in a stable relationship !
29 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Episode 40 - Harry Levi - Army Cadets
Now talk about inspirational ! In this episode of Human Stories I talk to Cadet Company Sergeant Major Harry Levi who at 18 has just 'aged out' of the Army Cadet Force.He tells me what the Army Cadets have done for him in the past, and how having been a cadet is already helping him with his life and career.It is very easy for people to criticise our young people for all sorts of things, listen to Harry and you will be inspired.To find out more about Army Cadets or to join as a cadet or a volunteer instructor go to www.armycadets.com
19 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Episode 39 - John Michell - Thriller Writer Extraordinaire
In this facsinating episode I talk to accomplished writer John Michell about his life and his books.John was an Australian Diplomat for thirty three years and has unique insight into intriguing international activities, sometimes puting his life at risk. Included in his world wide experiences was his service in Moscow where he witnessed the collapse of The Soviet Union.His books are a clever mix of fact and fiction, but which is which?He gives me some tips for prospective writers during our chat, and his books 'Dublin Zoo' and The Far Grass' are available on Amazon and at other stores.
24 minutes | Jan 16, 2021
Episode 38 - Gemma - Louise, Domestic Abuse Victim
Gemma - Louise was physically and sexually abused for 3 years by her partner.I find out what happened and how she survived, and what advice she can give to others now from her dreadful experiences.A harrowing but also inspirational interview.The National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
23 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
Episode 37 - Karen Withers - Life Coach
This is a truely inspirational story about an empowered woman who turned her life around and now helps others in her new career.Karen is a qualified professional Life Coach, helping all sorts of people sort out their lives.I find out how it happened for her, and why some people need a life coach and the benefits.As usual I learned a great deal whilst conducting this interview. Hopefully it will inspire others too which is the whole point of 'Human Stories'Karen's website is www.amonthfromnow.com
13 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Episode 36 - Barbara The Bell Ringer
This is a typical Tony Lloyd interview I'm afraid, and who knew there is so much to know about bell ringing!In this episode I talk to Barbara who expalins all and makes me (and you?) giggle throughout!I did ask if her bells are regularly serviced!Ding Dong ! and Happy Christmas ! x
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