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Taylor Glenn: Comedienne, writer and flailing mother

In this episode of The Resilient, we’re going to hear how getting what you wish for may be the worst thing in the world. Taylor Glenn originally trained as a psychotherapist in New York City, but over a decade ago she jumped the Atlantic for a new life and a new career in the UK. After winning her first stand-up competition (surprise!), and winning plaudits and awards across the country, she and her husband decided it was the right time to start a family. Taylor wasn’t a novice to the...


Dr Kelsey Crowe (Part 2): The Grief Contract

Grief is a social contract, says Dr Kelsey Crowe in this second of our two-part special with the professional empathy expert. In a revealing and intimate conversation, Kelsey and Aleks dive into the moment Kelsey realised the griever's role in a crisis period, and what that means for personal resilience. It's not what you might think. The Resilient is a podcast about powerful people, like you and me. It’s an eavesdrop session on their toughest times, and what they’ve done since then. It’s...


Tony Myers: Transformer

Toni Myers is a person of many selves. As a child, Toni moved to a new town, a new state, a new school every other year. As an adult, Toni continues to live a peripatetic lifestyle. Every place Toni lands, there is a period of uncomfortable reinvention and transformation - something that is common of all life changes. Toni's superpower is having the self-awareness to maximise the pitfalls and possibilities of reinvention. Yet we are all coming up to speed with Toni's breakneck pace in the...


Ben Saunders: The Polar Adventurer

British explorer Ben Saunders has broken more records in extreme conditions than most people "sitting on their sofas eating crap" could ever imagine. He's led more than 11 expeditions across the tundras, both solo and as part of a team. And in 2014, Ben and his explorer teammate Tarka L'Herpiniere, completed the expedition that defeated both Edward Shackleton and Capt. Robert Falcon Scott: 1801 miles from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. On foot. Naturally, they faced...