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A brand new podcast from comedian/writer/director Steve Whiteley, featuring an array of talented peeps, from actors, comedians, writers and producers. We discuss how they find a sense of balance (or not) between their careers and everyday life, what impact this has on their mental health, strategies they use to unlock their creativity and loads more!

A brand new podcast from comedian/writer/director Steve Whiteley, featuring an array of talented peeps, from actors, comedians, writers and producers. We discuss how they find a sense of balance (or not) between their careers and everyday life, what impact this has on their mental health, strategies they use to unlock their creativity and loads more!
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Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A brand new podcast from comedian/writer/director Steve Whiteley, featuring an array of talented peeps, from actors, comedians, writers and producers. We discuss how they find a sense of balance (or not) between their careers and everyday life, what impact this has on their mental health, strategies they use to unlock their creativity and loads more!

Twitter:

@offkeysteve

Language:

English

Contact:

07779269319


Episodes

Episode Seven - Selom Awadzi

12/4/2019
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In this episode I talk with the very funny actor and writer Selom Awadzi (@selomlom). Selom played Ryan in my short film 'Swiped' and we discuss the impact that being in the film has had on him. Selom talks about the death of his Dad and how that motivated him to succeed as an actor. We talk about Seloms battles with depression and the strategies he puts in place to move beyond it and shift his mindset. Selom also shines a light on his process for learning lines and how he calms himself...

Duration:00:59:34

Episode Six - Samantha Baines

11/27/2019
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In this episode I talk to actress, comedian, children's author and host of Magic Mike Live, Samantha Baines (@samanthabaines). Samantha is a go getter, she makes things happen and it was inspiring to hear how she goes with the flow and things just seem to happen. There was no grand plan to be a comedian, Samantha just decided want to do it so she did. We talk about the positive effect stand up comedy has had on Samantha's acting career and how it's helped her find herself. Samantha is also...

Duration:01:10:24

Episode Five - Josh Wilson

11/20/2019
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In this episode I got to sit down with Josh Wilson (@joshbvwilson), founder and MD of TV production company Wilson Worldwide. Josh is a super inspiring guy and talks about the importance of developing a positive mindset, how not to self sabotage your own efforts and why we all need to find out what our skill sets are and how to monetise them. He emphasises the value he places on having down time to recharge, we talk about why he does intermittent fasting and the impact it has on him. He also...

Duration:01:39:21

Episode Four - Sarah Callaghan

11/13/2019
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In this conversation I talk with poet and comedian Sarah Callaghan (@scallaghan1). Sarah is a super inspiring person, she talks about how she shifted her mindset to become a more positive person, how important it is to go out and enjoy your life and try new experiences rather than sitting in front of a laptop forcing the inspiration to hit. She talks about how attending meditation and sound healing classes helped her overcome depression and heartbreak, which ultimately led her to...

Duration:01:02:22

Episode Three - Travis Jay

11/6/2019
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In this episode I chat with Travis Jay (@travisjayent) an actor, comedian and writer. Travis talks about the importance of having family around you, why you need to develop tough skin in the entertainment industry, the challenges of being a single Dad and shines a light on his writing process. He also discusses about how important it is to protect your mental health, the ups and downs of acting auditions, why saying no to opportunities can a positive thing and how opening up to your friends...

Duration:01:05:21

Episode Two - Camilla Fågelborg

10/30/2019
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In this episode I chat with Swedish comedian and producer Camilla Fågelborg (@fagelborg). Camilla and I met in LA on an improv course at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Half of this conversation was recorded outside in sunny LA under a lemon tree and then we moved indoors due to cries of a baby. Cries, it was more like laughter, the baby was clearly enjoying our conversation which was great and everything, I just wished it would have shut up for a minute. All jokes aside, this was a fun...

Duration:00:55:48

Episode One - Reuben Christian

10/30/2019
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Welcome to the very first episode of 'Balancing Act's'. In this conversation I sit down with comedian, host and 'edutainer', Reuben Christian (@reubenchristian1). We talk about the struggles creatives face to figure what their 'thing' is, why it's hard being a polymath rather than a specialist and how therapy helped Reuben alter his approach to his creative career. Reuben also talks about his morning routine and why it's so important to him, the pressures and distractions of social media...

Duration:01:23:04