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What I am listening to now

I love stories. One of the greatest privileges as a doctor is to listen to people’s stories. Each person we see has their own narrative and interpretation of the world. The podcasts that I want to share with you today are really just stories of people’s lives and how they got to where they are.

  1. How I built this with Guy Raz

Big thanks to Vanessa Nourtier for  introducing me to this. Guy Raz interviews famous entrepreneurs who have set up well-known brands such as Linked In, Instagram, AirBnB, Ben and Jerry’s, Zumba and Patagonia. Many of these have social purpose at their core. He delves into how they did what they did and why. It is totally fascinating and inspiring.

2. Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

The brainchild of broadcaster Roy Plomley, this was first aired in 1942  and celebrated its 3,000th episode in November 2014.  Castaways pick their favourite eight songs, a book and a luxury item and talk about their lives. There are too many big names to list – Sue Perkins, Guy Garvey, Bruce Springsteen and Demis Hassibis are amongst my favourites that I have listened to recently.

3. Sidehustleschool with Chris Guillebeau

With some intriguing titles such as 50 Shades of Grey inspires Bedroom Hustle, author, Chris Guillebeau, best known for his bestseller The $100 Start-Up,  interviews people who have successfully turned a hobby or opportunity into a successful business without quitting their day job. As he says:

“Starting a side hustle is like “playing entrepreneurially” without making a huge commitment. The stakes are low and the potential is high.


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