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Film Director Alastair Clayton invites friends, colleagues and inspirational guests from his realm and others to discuss what they believe happiness to be, how to obtain it and how to hold on to it in the chaos that is life.

Film Director Alastair Clayton invites friends, colleagues and inspirational guests from his realm and others to discuss what they believe happiness to be, how to obtain it and how to hold on to it in the chaos that is life.
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United Kingdom

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Film Director Alastair Clayton invites friends, colleagues and inspirational guests from his realm and others to discuss what they believe happiness to be, how to obtain it and how to hold on to it in the chaos that is life.

Language:

English


Episodes

JAMES ACASTER

1/23/2019
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Award Winning Comedian and performer James Acaster pops by the arena to discuss how his passions in life drive his own sense of well-being and happiness every day. James talks passionately about his love for music and the discovery of the ever-evolving art form helps him feel at peace when stressed or unhappy and how he improves his own knowledge of recognising his own feelings and how to solve problems when they arise. James discusses the responsibility of having a job which is effectively...

Duration:00:57:56

KAT SADLER

1/16/2019
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Comedian and Writer Kat Sadler joins Al halfway through her lunch to chat about her own sense of happiness and how intrinsically she feels that is linked to her sense of achievement of her own goals. Al gets distracted by some grass outside the window for a while and they ponder what role our evolution has to play in our day to day decision making and experiences. Find Kat on instagram: @sadkatler Find Kat on twitter: @SadKatler

Duration:00:37:33

MAX SAIDI

1/9/2019
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Drummer, entrepreneur and POS designer Max Saidi joins Al in the podcast arena to discuss the happiness he felt at his recent wedding, the joy he finds in his work and striving to be the best he can at everything he does. Al shares some painful truth with Max that ultimately has a very happy outcome and Max decides to change his name. They both delve somewhat into the wonder that is Derren Brown's book "Happy" and the life lessons they have taken from reading it. Find Max online:...

Duration:01:12:16

CLARISSA MAYCOCK

1/3/2019
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Comedy producer Clarissa joins Al in the arena for a conversation about what happiness means to her and in fact what hinders her path to happiness every day. Al goes on and on and on about how much he loves the movie Elizabethtown and the two of them share a mutual appreciation for the wonder of Red Dwarf. Find Clarissa on twitter: @ClarissaDM Find Clarissa on instagram: @clarissadmay

Duration:01:15:34

MATTHEW McPHERSON

12/26/2018
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Mat is a truly unique and wonderful individual. He talks passionately about the absolute importance in perspective when it comes to our own happiness. Al and Mat address the obvious privilege in even being able to muse and discuss happiness and think about the idea that depression may be more than it's often made out to be. Mat does an incredible impression of Billy Connolly and Al attempts to do one of Quentin Tarantino. Find Mat on instagram: @matmcpherson

Duration:00:56:20

SYDNEY STEVENSON

12/19/2018
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Actor, Writer, Equestrian Enthusiast, Linda. Sydney joins her long-lost brother Al in the arena. They discuss how their shared love for animals brings them both a huge amount of happiness on a daily basis, and how the connection with their pets is so important to their on-going mental well-being. Find Sydney on twitter: @SydneyStevenso3 Find Sydney on instagram: @syd_stevo1

Duration:00:51:17

JOSH BRIANT

12/12/2018
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Sporty Sportsperson Josh Briant joins Al in the podcast arena to discuss how his Christian faith drives his own sense of happiness and how he always comes back to his relationship with God when it comes to choices and decisions in his own life. Al shows his utter ignorance for these things and Josh puts up with it. Find Josh on twitter: @jabriant16

Duration:00:54:31

JONNY STACEY

12/5/2018
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Jonny is a fitness instructor, personal trainer and bearded father. Jonny and Al discuss how much of our adult lives are dedicated to work and muse that finding ways to enjoy the work we do is imperative to maintaining a happy life. Jonny bravely and candidly opens up about a very tragic year in his family life and addresses trying to maintain happiness during painful times and finding a way to move forward. They also discuss how fitness and health can be a path to a happier time on earth....

Duration:01:04:59

LAUREN REED

11/28/2018
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Al and Lauren sit down to discuss the driving desire to succeed within a chosen field and how this can ultimately lead to happiness but also deep unhappiness. Lauren talks candidly about her own fear of failure and her need to constantly make lists. They also discover the true route to happiness and it involved doughnuts. Lauren is an actor, writer and producer and incredible empath. Find Lauren on twitter: @LReed_Actress Find Lauren's theatre on twitter: @ForkedTheatre

Duration:00:33:46

RENALDO LAWRENCE

11/21/2018
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Educator, Motivational Speaker and former professional Basketball player Renaldo joins Al to discuss his take on happiness in modern life and how much of his own happiness has been shaped by his childhood. Renaldo talks about finding the positive in most situations he has encountered throughout his life, including growing up in South Carolina during a time of racial segregation. Renaldo tells us about how much pleasure he derives from the desire to make people he meets feel happier by...

Duration:00:39:03

EDWARD HULME

11/15/2018
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Ed Hulme, deep thinker and theatre director, joins Al in the podcast arena to discuss his own happiness. He talks beautifully about how important loving and being loved is to him, as well as the lessons he learnt early in adulthood from losing his father to cancer. Find Ed on Twitter: @HulmeEdward

Duration:00:50:34

ROSIE DAY

11/7/2018
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This week, Al is joined by award-winning actor and director Rosie Day. They discuss all things happiness, the quest for it, the quest to not dwell on the negative and how realistic it is to remain happy at all times. Rosie shares her love for cake and how focussing on work and creating things she can be proud of brings her a great deal of happiness, and muses on the possibility of being re-incarnated as her own family dog. Find Rosie on twitter: @rosiedaydream Find Rosie on instagram:...

Duration:00:37:47

STUART LAWS

11/1/2018
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Al's business partner, super-friend and ornithology enthusiast joins us to discuss the things that make him happy. Mainly it's Ice Cream and football and being private. Stuart is amazing, a film-maker, stand-up comic, amazing, writer and also amazing. Stuart can be found on instagram: @stuchopslaws Stuart can be found on twitter: @thisstuartlaws

Duration:00:59:38

NICOLA THORP

10/31/2018
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Welcome to the very first episode of "IF YOU'RE HAPPY, DO YOU KNOW IT?" This episode features a frank and fascinating conversation with Actor and Political Activist Nicola Thorp. Nic and Al discuss the time Nic accidentally became a hugely influential and controversial public figure in gender politics. Nicola shares her experience of being hospitalised for mental health issues and opens up about how she has learnt to cope and actively seeks to improve her happiness. Both of them cry a bit....

Duration:01:02:23

WELCOME TO THE PODCAST

10/5/2018
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Host Alastair Clayton welcomes listeners to the podcast and sheds a little light on what we can expect from this weekly delve into happiness and what it means to us all.

Duration:00:02:28