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The M Word Podcast
138 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
#MSP41 Mark Christian - From Commonwealth Bronze to the Tour of Italy
We are joined by Gary Hinds as an additional co-host to chat to Mark about life as a professional cyclist. Gary was team manager for the Island the year Mark against his Commonwealth silver medal. We also take a deep dive into what life is like on a three week grand tour. Mark is just back from the Giro (Tour of Italy) where he featured prominently. Some great insights into life in the pro peloton.
77 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
#MSP40 Paul Atherton - Winner Parish Walk 2021
We chat too Paul about all things sport. From getting fit through a work objective to making massive strides (no pun intended) in both running and walking disciplines. Within the space of six weeks Paul ran a sub 2hr 40m marathon and went onto winning the Parish Walk in under 15hr 30mins. Insight and information that will set anyone wanting to get fit in good stead.
40 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
#MSP39 Ian Braid FMHC - Part 2 - IOM Sport Aid Mental Health Strategy
Ian talks about the engagement and development of the new IOM Sport Aid Mental Health Strategy. Ian - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/ian-braid-fmhc-484238
66 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
#MSP38 Ian Braid FMHC - UK Sport - Part 1
Ian delivers change through consultation and collaboration, leading by his values of helping others, equality, inclusion, fairness and honesty. The welfare and wellbeing of the sector (and the people in it) and supporting the next generation to deliver a sustainable sport and activity society (not system) are real drivers. Clients include IOM Sport England Athletics, UK Coaching, ECB, British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists, Sport and Recreation Alliance, Mind, Bournemouth University and Manchester Metropolitan University. Ian - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/ian-braid-fmhc-484238
123 minutes | May 7, 2021
#MSP37 Mikey Evans & Jamie Cringle - TT and MGP
We chat with Mikey Evans & Jamie Cringle about the TT, MGP and all things bikes. Including going quicker, dealing with injuries and handle trauma. Great insight from double MGP winner and soon to be newcomer Jamie.
124 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
#MW11 - Michael Cannan - Hunting Concrete Lions
We chat with Michael. Boyhood dreams of football fame are ditched for drinking pints with the lads at the local pool hall; just the beginning of a descent into wretched self-destruction, smoking crack with homeless friends under London’s bridges, a volatile cocktail of drugs, bodybuilding and steroid use colliding with disastrous consequences. Anything and everything will eventually be employed to quell an insatiable appetite for self-loathing and denial. After leaving his beloved Isle of Man, Michael is squandering his life in a grim apartment on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand. A chance encounter with a supermodel will sweep him away to the sheer luxury of California; a stroke of good fortune that Michael promptly sets out to destroy with one sordid escapade after another across the Mexican border.
126 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
#MSP 36 Mathew Rennie - Pro Boxer & John Cain - Coach
We chat to Mathew as he moves from the amateur ranks into a professional career. Now based in Liverpool with 5 pro wins Mathew has a promising career ahead of him. We talk about him winning commonwealth youth games silver for the Isle of Man and being three times North West Champion. Follow: Twitter @mathew_rennie John has been in and around boxing most of his life. Now a qualified coach and now running New Horizon Boxing John coached Mathew during his amateur career.
84 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
#MSP 35 - Hannah Riley
Pod Footnotes Hannah has been the Islands leading hurdle sprinter for over 15 years winning bags of medals at Island Games. Hannah has also represented GB and we discuss her career, training and dealing with injuries Hannah Riley - Power of 10 Results - https://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=27913
93 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
#MW10 Steve Parrish N.L.A.M.N. pHD
Steve Parrish is a British former professional motorcycle and European and British Truck Racing champion and is now a motorsport television commentator and speaker/entertainer Parrish turned professional at the age of 22 in 1976, winning the ACU Solo title in the British Motor Cycle Championship. Parrish was a team mate to Barry Sheene on a Suzuki in the 1977 500cc world championship. After retiring from motorcycle racing in 1986, Parrish led a dual career both managing a successful Yamaha factory team to three British Superbike championship titles, and starting a successful truck racing career, winning the 1987 British Open Truck Racing Championship. Parrish took both the European and British Truck Racing championship titles in 1990, then held the British title for four years and retained the European title for three years driving for the BP-Mercedes Benz team
79 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
#MW9 Robin Davidson - Clinical Psychologist - Addiction
Professor Robin Davidson, Clinical Psychologist and is currently works for Belfast City Hospital, Queens University Belfast, London South Bank University and the Isle of Man Health Service. He is Co-Chair of GAIN (the Northern Ireland equivalent of NICE) and Chair of Alcohol Research UK, formerly AERC. Robin has been involved with MCH Psychological Services (formerly known as the Lisa Lowe Centre, then Manx Cancer Help) – for many years and is a Director of the charity. He provides clinical oversight to all of the psychological interventions
107 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
#MW8 Joseph E. Ikhalia, Ph.D. - Cyber and Hacking
Joseph is a Cyber Security Expert and works for Riela Group. We discuss some of the biggest hacks in 2020 and how they were achieved, state funded cyber attacks and also tips for keeping your Apple or Android device safe.
107 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
#MSP34 - David Knight MBE - ‘Knighter’
David Knight MBE - ‘Knighter’ Multi world enduro champion and extreme enduro legend talks about his unbelievable career and the plan for Dakar 2021 - Fund Raiser - https://uk.gofundme.com/f/knighter-to-dakar-2021
184 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
#MW7 Phil Quirk - Maximise Your Mind
Phil Quirk - Maximise your mind A thought leader and respected authority in the field of Human Performance Coaching & NLP. We chat about Phil’s career in the marines and RAF and dig into.... Communications and Language, Neuro-linguistic programming, Personal development, Conscious and Sub-conscious, Commitment and Motivation, Lockdown and mindset, Stress, Phobia, Hypnosis, Pain management, Mediate and flow state, Behaviour and habit change https://pq-performance.com
79 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
#MW6 Dan Thomas - Blockchain and Bitcoin
In an extended episode we chat to Dan about studying Egypotology and how he transitioned to a local telecommunications before going down the rabbit hole of bitcoin and into blockchain. Now working full time in the blockchain space we chat about: Basics of Bitcoin, decentralization, self sovereignty, documentary fakefluencer, Isle of Man, Capitalism and a lot more. Find Dan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thewetwareia/
125 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
#MSP33 - Gary Hinds
We chat with Gary about a life in cycling. From early days of representing the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games to becoming head of performance for Isle of Man Cycling and working with riders such as Mark Christian and Mark Cavendish. A wonderful trip down memory lane with lots of great stories.
101 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
#MW5 Paul Phillips - IOMTT & Grand Fondo
Paul talks about growing up on the IOM TT course and how his career path took him to the position of Business Development Manager for the TT. Known for being Mr TT, Paul talks candidly about all aspects of the TT; its growth, the digital revolution, the glory, the danger and trying to segregate personal life and the TT. Great insight for any TT fan. Paul, along with his team, also run the Grand Fondo sportive cycle event. With its growing reputation as a cycling challenge and race in 2021, its status is upgraded to a UCI event. Which brings massive prestige and the ability to showcase the Island for all its beauty.
97 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
#MW4 - Graham Clucas
Graham kindly shares his life story with us. As a troubled child he turned to drugs at 14 which escalated to crime and twenty turbulent years. Graham recalls stories of his time in prison on and off Island, trying to set himself on fire, being charged with manslaughter, being an enforcer for a drug gang and being sectioned. At 35 and having gone through the systems, he took charge of his own situation and rebuild himself. Graham discusses the last 14 years of educating (and another bombshell he had to deal with!) and understanding his situation and his work with Quing around recovery capital and managing people and power.
83 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
#MW3 - POC IOM - Racism
We chat with Catherine, Elsa and Haafizah of POC IOM. Starting constructive conversations about racism and bias can be daunting, regardless of the audience. It shouldn’t be; dialogue and education can only help the understanding and discussion. If you think racism isn’t on the Island - you're mistaken. We talk about micro aggression, the meaning of white privilege and what BLM means. A wonderfully open conversation about experiences and understanding.
127 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
#MSP32 - Andrew Roche
We chat with Andrew Roche on his unbelievable cycling career. Andrew talks honestly about having witnessed doping while racing and arguably then making the harder choice to end racing on the continent, rather than participate in those dark times. We also chat about : - Commonwealth games - Carrot diet and the lovely Tony Paxton - Island Games Medals - Riding for Mark Cavendish - Watts Up Performance - Working and Training with Cal Crutchlow
116 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
#MW2 - Ian Kirk
We chat to Ian Kirk about his journey through self healing. Ian’s journey started with mental health problems and suicidal thoughts. He decided to take control of the situation and started to look at his diet and wellbeing. Now a trained Wim Hof instructor we chat through food intake, fasting, Dr Sebi and the body’s ability to heal itself and how the Wim Hof method can change your life. Reach out to Ian: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ian.iansson.5 Facebook - Inner Alcemy - https://www.facebook.com/inneralchemyiom/
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