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Eddie Hearn: No Passion, No Point

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Eddie Hearn, one of the world’s best-known sports promoters, goes behind the scenes with some of the biggest names from the worlds of sport and entertainment. First episodes include YouTube star KSI, England's leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney and world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua.

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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Eddie Hearn, one of the world’s best-known sports promoters, goes behind the scenes with some of the biggest names from the worlds of sport and entertainment. First episodes include YouTube star KSI, England's leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney and world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua.

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English


Episodes
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Bugzy Malone

4/17/2024
Rapper and actor Bugzy Malone talks to Eddie about his tough childhood in Manchester and his journey to stardom. Stabbed when he was just 11 years old, he got involved in crime as a young teenager. After a short stint in prison he determined to improve his life and turned to boxing where he learned to use discipline and hard work to achieve his dreams in music. Bugzy tells Eddie about his new album, The Great British Dream, the rumours about him fighting Floyd Mayweather, acting alongside Jason Statham and his growing business involvement in fashion and fragrance. If you’ve been affected by the topics discussed, you can find more information and support on the BBC Action Line website: http://bbc.co.uk/actionline

Duration:00:34:23

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Steven Frayne, formerly known as Dynamo

4/9/2024
Magician and illusionist, Steven Frayne, formerly known as Dynamo, talks to Eddie Hearn about his tough childhood in Bradford, his rise to stardom and how being open about his mental health struggles has led to him creating magic out of joy for the first time. Dynamo is one of the world's most celebrated magicians. His tricks have seen him walk on water and stroll down the side of a huge building and his TV series Magician Impossible was watched by millions of people around the globe. But it hasn't been an easy path to success. It was being badly bullied at school that led to him learning magic in the first place. He’s also has Crohn's disease, a debilitating inflammatory bowel disease, since he was a teenager. He used these challenges to build a stunning career but has hidden behind the persona he created. In recent years he’s opened up about his mental health struggles and attempted suicide but says he’s now happier than ever and looking forward to creating new magic. If you’ve been affected by the topics discussed, you can find more information and support on the BBC Action Line website: http://bbc.co.uk/actionline

Duration:00:37:01

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Kevin Sinfield

4/2/2024
Rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield talks to Eddie Hearn about being a father, coach and charity ambassador. They discuss how raising money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease has been the most fulfilling work he’s ever done and how it’s changed him as a person. He learned early in his career that he relied on the team to do well and the way to get the best out of those around him was to try and support them. He played rugby league for England and Great Britain and captained Leeds Rhinos to seven Super League championships and two Challenge Cup wins. Kevin has taken the sense of camaraderie from team sport in to retirement taking on astonishing challenges to support one of his best friends and fellow Leeds player Rob Burrow who has MND. Whether it’s running seven marathons in seven days from Glasgow to Manchester, or seven marathons in seven days in seven cities he’s raised millions of pounds along the way. “The best thing when I look back is not the money, it's not the trophies, it's the friendships and the memories I've got. And I do know that if I fell on some difficult times there'd be some people I played alongside for a number of years... would be there for me and I don't think you can put a price on that.”

Duration:00:34:37

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Michael van Gerwen

3/26/2024
Eddie Hearn talks to one of the best darts players of all time, Michael van Gerwen. “Mighty Mike” is a three-time PDC World Champion, and in May 2023 made Premier League darts history with his seventh title, beating Phil Taylor’s record of six. At just 17 years old he won the 2006 World Masters and threw a nine-dart finish in the 2007 Masters of Darts – the youngest player to do both. In 2014, at the age of 24, van Gerwen became the youngest winner of the PDC World Championship, a record he still holds, as well as being one of only five players to win it more than once. He tells Eddie that other players might be better at one thing or another – but he believes he’s the only player with both great technical ability and strong mental attitude.

Duration:00:25:53

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Charley Hull

3/19/2024
Eddie Hearn talks to Charley Hull, a golfing superstar who's been obsessed with the game of golf since she was a toddler and always believed she’d be a professional player. When she turned professional in 2013, Hull achieved five consecutive second-place finishes on the Ladies European circuit winning Rookie of the Year, and became the youngest competitor to participate in the Solheim Cup aged 17 years. Her career so far has included two victories on the LPGA Tour and three on the Ladies European Tour. After a diagnosis for ADHD and anxiety in 2023 she came second in two majors and tells Eddie how that’s helped her understand herself better and come up with strategies to cope.

Duration:00:31:22

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Ella Toone

3/12/2024
Eddie Hearn talks to Ella Toone, Manchester United attacking midfielder and one of the Euro winning Lionesses. Irrepressibly cheerful, she tells Eddie about getting papped eating a pastie, connecting with fans on social media and inspiring the next generation of football stars. "I think the paparazzi and all that stuff is part and parcel of the game now. We want that to grow, so that's going to come with it. So, yeah, you've got to get used to it. But I definitely now brush my hair when I leave the house, just in case of an emergency.”

Duration:00:29:33

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Zharnel Hughes

3/5/2024
Eddie Hearn talks to British sprint record holder at 100m and 200m, Zharnel Hughes. In 2023 he became the first British man to win a world 100m medal in 20 years when he claimed a bronze at the World Championships in Budapest. He’s also a double Commonwealth Games gold medallist and European champion as part of the 4 x 100m relay team. He was on the Great Britain team that won silver in the 4 × 100m relay at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (in 2021) though the team was stripped of their second place after the Court of Arbitration for Sport found CJ Ujah guilty of a doping violation. Born and raised Anguilla, which is a British Overseas Territory, Zharnel lives in Jamaica and trains with Glen Mills – Usain Bolt’s coach. He tells Eddie about some of the posturing antics that go on ahead of a race, how he holds on to his innate sense of calm, and his passion for flying planes.

Duration:00:35:08

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Stuart Broad

2/27/2024
Eddie Hearn talks to cricket legend Stuart Broad. He shares his journey as a professional athlete, his mental strategies in cricket, lessons on success, and his parents' influence. His mother was determined to keep the game fun for him at all times irrespective of results, making him very much at home in a team led by Brendan McCullum that put an entertaining playing style and positive attitude ahead of winning. Broad says he scoffed when his father, Chris, told him Test match cricket was 80 percent mental – but now believes that was an underestimate. And he tells Eddie how writing down his feelings and concerns about the day ahead helps him take action to keep focused; about the importance of staying in the moment, and about setting new goals for himself now he’s retired.

Duration:00:33:12

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James Maddison

4/13/2022
World-renowned sports promoter Eddie Hearn talks to the great and the good of sport, entertainment and business about what makes them tick, how they deal with success and what gets them up in the morning. For the final episode of this series, Eddie is on holiday in Antigua but couldn’t miss out on the chance to speak to Leicester City star James Maddison via video chat. They talk about the importance of family, the challenges of living in the moment and James’ hopes to be selected for the England squad. Producers:Gwyn Rhys Davies and Georgia Keating Production Coordinator : Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Gurdeep Singh BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 5 Live

Duration:00:28:00

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Meatball Molly

3/31/2022
World-renowned sports promoter Eddie Hearn talks to the great and the good of sport, entertainment and business about what makes them tick, how they deal with success and what gets them up in the morning. After a busy weekend in Leeds witnessing Josh Warrington become a two-time world champion, Eddie chats to one of the most exciting names in the UFC, Molly McCann, otherwise known as Meatball Molly. Molly and Eddie chat about her and Paddy Pimblett’s astronomical rise in the UFC, including her sensational win at UFC London. They also discuss what MMA has done for Molly and how she wants to give back to her community. This series, you can get in touch with the show if you have a question for Eddie, you can email the show at nopassionnopoint@bbc.co.uk and your email could be read out on the show. Production Coordinator : Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Gurdeep Singh The producers are Gwyn Rhys Davies and Georgia Keating, and it’s a BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Duration:00:33:34

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Wim Hof

3/23/2022
World-renowned sports promoter Eddie Hearn talks to the great and the good of sport, entertainment and business about what makes them tick, how they deal with success and what gets them up in the morning. After front row seats at this weekend's UFC event, Eddie is back in interview mode to talk to someone who he has been fascinated by for a long time - Wim Hof, known as the Ice Man. Wim and Eddie talk about how he developed his technique, and what he thinks it can do to change your mindset, and how he has so much energy at 62 years of age. Wim also discusses his reaction to his wife's suicide. If you are affected by any issues raised in the programme, support can be found at the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4WLs5NlwrySXJR2n8Snszdg/information-and-support-suicide-emotional-distress This series, you can get in touch with the show if you have a question for Eddie - you can email the show at nopassionnopoint@bbc.co.uk and your email could be read out on the show. Production Coordinator : Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Gurdeep Singh The producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it’s a BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Duration:00:33:00

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Jimmy Anderson

3/17/2022
After a couple of weeks off, jetsetting from San Diego to Nottingham, Eddie is back to talk to England’s leading wicket taker Jimmy Anderson. Jimmy and Eddie talk about Jimmy’s incredible 20-year career, what it takes to stay at the top for so long – and even keep improving with age. As well as the highs, they discuss Jimmy’s surprise exclusion from the new-look England side currently in the West Indies, and share memories of the late, great Shane Warne. This series, you can get in touch with the show if you have a question for Eddie, you can email the show at nopassionnopoint@bbc.co.uk and your email could be read out on the show. Production Coordinator : Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Gurdeep Singh The producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it’s a BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Duration:00:32:57

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Lawrence Okolie

2/23/2022
This week, Eddie is in London, looking over a wind-damaged O2 Arena with the man who will be lighting up the ring on the weekend: WBO cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie. Ahead of a crucial bout, Eddie and Lawrence take a step back and look at his career; from being an amateur working at McDonalds, seeing AJ and Usain bolt take London 2012 by storm, to deciding to follow his dream, which led him to Rio 2016, the Commonwealth Games, and eventually to being a world champion. This series, you can get in touch with the show if you have a question for Eddie, you can email the show at nopassionnopoint@bbc.co.uk and your email could be read out on the show. Production Coordinator : Sarah Nicholls Sound Recordist: David Thomas The producers were Rajiv Karia & Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it’s a BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Duration:00:34:46

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Aitch

2/16/2022
World-renowned sports promoter Eddie Hearn talks to the great and the good of sport, entertainment and business about what makes them tick, how they deal with success and what gets them up in the morning. This week Eddie is out and about looking at potential venues for Joshua v Usyk II, but as well as that, he's taken time to speak with rap sensation and fast rising star Aitch. They chat about the role kickboxing played in Aitch's early life, the self-belief he had to keep going and break through, and how he handles the responsibility of being a role model at 22 years old. This series, you can get in touch with the show if you have a question for Eddie, you can email the show at nopassionnopoint@bbc.co.uk and your email could be read out on the show. Production Coordinator : Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Gurdeep Singh The producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it’s a BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Duration:00:35:52

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Jake Paul and Amanda Serrano

2/9/2022
World-renowned sports promoter Eddie Hearn talks to the great and the good of sport, entertainment and business about what makes them tick, how they deal with success and what gets them up in the morning. This week Eddie is back from a trip around the US for the London press event for the upcoming women's boxing championship fight between Katie Taylor v Amanda Serrano. Eddie is co-promoting the fight with YouTuber and boxer Jake Paul. Around the frantic press conference, Eddie gets time to sit with Jake and Amanda to discuss the state of women's boxing over the years, the effect of social media on big events like this, as well the effect on young people today. This series, you can get in touch with the show if you have a question for Eddie, you can email the show at nopassionnopoint@bbc.co.uk and your email could be read out on the show. Production Coordinator : Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Gurdeep Singh The producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it’s a BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Duration:00:22:38

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Sonny Bill Williams

2/2/2022
World-renowned sports promoter Eddie Hearn talks to the great and the good of sport, entertainment and business about what makes them tick, how they deal with success and what gets them up in the morning. This week Eddie is in New York City, more specifically, Madison Square Garden, and calls up Rugby League, Union, Sevens champion turned boxing heavyweight Sonny Bill Williams. Williams is in Ireland training for his next bout, and takes time out of his training schedule to talk Rugby, mindset, faith and boxing. Eddie also picks Sonny’s brains about the upcoming 6 Nations competition. This series, you can get in touch with the show if you have a question for Eddie, you can email the show at nopassionnopoint@bbc.co.uk and your email could be read out on the show. Production Coordinator : Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Gurdeep Singh The producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it’s a BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Duration:00:34:16

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Conor Benn

1/26/2022
World-renowned sports promoter Eddie Hearn talks to the great and the good of sport, entertainment and business about what makes them tick, how they deal with success and what gets them up in the morning. This week Eddie is in his offices, and is joined for a walk around the grounds with fast-rising star of British boxing, Conor Benn. They look back on the first time Conor turned up at the offices with nothing but is father's name, and how his hard work and dedication have turned him into a prospect for a world title. They also discuss stepping out of the shadows of their famous dads, and making a name for themselves in the world of boxing. This series, you can get in touch with the show if you have a question for Eddie, you can email the show at nopassionnopoint@bbc.co.uk and your email could be read out on the show

Duration:00:43:44

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Adam Peaty

1/19/2022
Eddie Hearn is back for a brand new series of No Passion No Point. Across the series, the world-renowned sports promoter talks to the great and the good of sport, entertainment and business about what makes them tick, how they deal with success and what gets them up in the morning. To kick off series 4, Eddie is joined by Olympian and world record holder, Adam Peaty. They talk about all sorts, from to sacrifices, the discipline of team events and the future of British swimming, to cheating in sport, how to handle pressure and Adam's life outside of the pool. This series, you can get in touch with the show if you have a question for Eddie, you can email the show at nopassionnopoint@bbc.co.uk and your email could be read out on the show. Subscribe on BBC Sounds ==================== Credits: Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Gurdeep Singh Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies No Passion, No Point is a BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Duration:00:41:14

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Eddie Hearn

1/14/2022
The tables are turned on Eddie ahead of series 4 of No Passion, No Point. Nihal Arthanayake takes the mic and Eddie's in the hot seat. Find out what's rule number one in the Hearn handbook, Eddie's tips for a good day, turning Ls to Ws, how his mentality and perception of success have changed over the years and exactly why he feels cleansed!

Duration:00:44:03

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Patrice Evra

6/23/2021
One of the world’s best-known sports promoters Eddie Hearn chats to some of the biggest names in sport, entertainment and business, including Rio Ferdinand, Sir Mo Farah and Tyson Fury. He’ll learn about their passions, what gets them up in the morning, and how they built their successful careers. In the last of the current series, Eddie is chatting to former France and Man Utd captain Patrice Evra. Patrice tells Eddie how he applies his catchphrase ‘I Love This Game’ to his whole life, the strength he has taken from his difficult upbringing, and how we can use education to combat racism in the game and society. Thanks for listening to this series of No Passion No Point – Eddie will be back soon to get into the minds of more successful people. No Passion, No Point is produced by Gwyn Rhys Davies, and is a BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 5 Live. Listen now on BBC Sounds.

Duration:00:41:47