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Jermaine, Matt and Emma are joined by Leeds United Women Abbie Brown - named Women's Player of the Year last season - and recent signing Paige Williams. The duo reflect on their side's blistering start to the season, life as a player in the women's game, balancing playing, work and studies and more. The guys also dissect Leeds' 1-1 draw with Newcastle and look ahead to the weekend clash against David Moyes' West Ham, who come into the game after a notable Cup win over they-who-can't-be-named-from-the-wrong-side-of-the-Pennines. Got a really tough question to put to brainiac Pat Bamford? Send it to us using #WhatsThatPat…
After a three week break, Ronaldo-mania finally catches up with Left Field. There's been no escaping the Portuguese striker since he returned to England. First he broke the all-time international scoring record against Wogan's Ireland, then he helped Manchester United demolish Newcastle. Is he the missing ingredient at Old Trafford or have Pep Guardiola and City pulled a fast one by luring their neighbours into a mad deal?On the other side of the Pennines, Elland Road witnessed a horror injury to Liverpool's Harvey Elliott. The 18-year-old midfielder suffered a dislocated ankle following a tackle from behind by Pascal Struijk and will spend much of the season on the sidelines. Was this a horrible accident or the result of referees turning a blind eye to bad tackles with a view to keeping games flowing?Elsewhere in football, we discuss FIFA's plans to play the World Cup every two years. High-level tournament football every summer looks good at first sight but what are the knock-on effects for players and other sports?In a packed part one, we also cast an eye over our Fantasy Football fortunes and predict the winners of this season's Champions League, Europa League and Conference League. There's only one place to start after the break and that's Emma Raducanu's remarkable win at the US Open. The 18-year-old qualifier blitzed her way to stardom at Flushing Meadows to steal hearts and minds on both sides of the Pond. What does she do next after a dream week? To conclude the show, we talk good doggos, enthusiastic cyclists, bad eyesight and *that* crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. There's also a quality 'And Finally...' Enjoy the show. Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan
Caz Graham visits the Westmorland agricultural show in Cumbria to hear how they've weathered the Covid storm and survived. She meets rare breed sheep and an Aberdeen Angus bull, and hears about a new 'alternative National Park' for the Pennines. Presented by Caz Graham and produced by Beatrice Fenton.
What have you been saying and what have they - those lot from across the Pennines - been saying? Fan reaction to the Super Sunday match with added Steve Nicol. With levisolicitors.co.uk/thesquareball See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We're careering towards the end of the season, so we thought we'd shine a little light on the players who have exploded into the public consciousness and into our hearts in the 2020/21 season. From the Premier League to the Bundesliga to La Liga, we've experienced some of the most amazing stories as unknown quantities have brought the limelight streaming down on themselves with incredible performances. From London to Leeds, Barcelona to Bavaria and beyond, Sam ranks his favourite breakouts from a season like no other.In Things We Love, Dean discusses the possibility of Sergio Agüero taking the leap across the Pennines from Manchester to Yorkshire, and linking up with Marcelo Bielsa in the process; Sam discusses the new Ranks FC Discord server and the watchalong we enjoyed with El Clásico taking place on Saturday night; and Jack waxes lyrical about the dramatic nature of the relegation battle in Portugal's Primeira Liga. There's a Melon of the Week from lower down the English Football Pyramid as teammates turn into mortal enemies, and the Gibberish is a very special outside contribution based on club badges. It's Ranks!Come and join the Ultras on Patreon for two extra podcasts a week, our Torcida newsletter and access to the Rank Squad Discord Community! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Manchester City's 21-game winning run went head-to-head with Manchester United's 21-game streak without defeat on the road...and, to everyone's surprise, it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men who came out victorious. Given the Red Devils are still 11 points behind their neighbours, Pep still looks odds-on to have the last laugh. All the same, how big a result was this?Across the Pennines and Liverpool have become so laughably bad at Anfield that it's not even funny anymore. Relegation-threatened Fulham were the latest to snatch all three points as the reigning champions tumble further and further down the table.North of the border, Rangers ended a 10-year wait for their 55th league title. After winding up Celtic with a plane banner, supporters broke lockdown restrictions to celebrate in Glasgow city centre. Should we give them a pass or a ticking off?Elsewhere in football, we discuss the weird goings-on with gambling platform Football Index and weigh up which has the more leaks; the Titanic or Steve Bruce's Newcastle dressing room.After the break, we review new data which suggests the gap in prize money between men and women's sport is closing and close the show Stateside as the NBA gears up for the All-Star game and Dodgers' Trevor Bauer pitched with one eye closed.Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan
“There is hope and change is entirely possible. But the systems and rules we will need to live by to ensure that all stakeholders (human and otherwise), live long and prosper now and into the future cannot be the same ones we abide by today.” As far back as he can remember, Neil Gaught has been consumed by “a conflict that exists in my heart and mind that pits the way things are against the way things could be”. Having grappled with that conflict much of his life, Neil is now a leader among a growing number of business thinkers who are helping companies create a whole new operating system to radically rethink and operationalize purpose in order that they (and we) might have a sustainable future. Neil discovered design in his early twenties as a solution and a discipline for seeking to reconcile the world as it is from the world as it could be. After graduating with a degree in graphic design, he found his own design consultancy and achieved success with his business for the next decade. Yet to Neil, graphic design “felt somehow too superficial and its impact too fleeting.” He sold his design business and joined the world’s biggest and, financially, most successful branding consultancy of the time. The life was fast-paced, demanding, sometimes glamorous, very well paid and ultimately "important" – at least it seemed so at the time. Neil worked around the world for a few years for big-name corporate clients in the banking, energy, pharmaceutical, infrastructure, mining and technology sectors. And then it all, quite suddenly, collapsed. The dot-com stock market bubble burst, several of Neil’s clients such as Arthur Andersen, BP and Merrill Lynch were found to be complicit in worsening the world we live in, and, at the exact same time, his belief in anything that he was doing was right was shaken to the core. Neil dropped out of the corporate system completely and moved to New Zealand, where he found the time to look with fresh eyes from a distance and consider the way things were and the way they could be. He carried on working in the private sector, but gradually his work for human rights organizations, international NGOs, various parts of the UN, billionaires’ foundations, and sustainability agencies shifted his view and opened up new questions. During this time of renewal, Neil found the three words “Single Organizing Idea” in a bestselling business book called Good to Great written by Jim Collins in 2001. He developed the words into an approach and actionable tools. Neil believes that while Single Organizing Idea (SOI®) can’t directly change the capitalist system we have created (that is in the gift of states and governments), it can change the operating systems of the enterprises that feed it. SOI ties both the economic and social strategies into one single strategy, the outcome of which is not only commercially sustainable, but also meaningful for those wishing to find fulfillment in what the business does. SOI is about total commitment and being organized around a single plan of action the progress of which is measured. It’s not about ticking a box or having a “doing well by doing good” style purpose statement. SOI is the means to get on and do it. On his return to the UK, Neil dedicated his focus to the international development sector and "those in the private sector that wish to make a contribution to society beyond corporate social responsibility and philanthropy." Today his global client list includes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CARE, CRS, Global Communities, The World Bank, several UN and human rights organizations "and, of course, businesses that have put economic and social purpose at their core." Neil’s book CORE: How a Single Organizing Idea Can Change Business For Good (2017) was born from three decades of inquiry, as an answer to how Neil himself, as well as businesses, can be a force for good. A finalist for the 2018 Business Book Award, it crystallizes his approach to taking on “business as usual”, drawing on stories, case studies and his own experiences working in the field across five continents. His follow-up book, The CORE Playbook, published in 2020, was born out of a concern that things are not happening quickly enough, and describes exactly the tools and processes any organization can employ and the steps necessary to make change for the good possible. The route to goodness is best told as a story with many characters, and Neil is a craftsman at finding common ground. In launching his book, instead of the usual presentation, Neil organizes Dinner Debates across the globe where he pits experts in different sectors against one another to dig out what it takes to accelerate change towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In groups as large as a thousand people, Neil harvests and ranks diverse suggestions using crowdsourcing platforms to create a bridge between visionaries and practitioners, idealists and realists. The son of a headmaster, Neil was born in Hertfordshire, UK, in 1963 but grew up on the Lancashire side of the Pennines. He had youthful stints in the British Army and the French Foreign Legion. Neil’s first book was dedicated to his best friend in the British Army, Fred Slough, who was killed in the Falklands/Malvinas conflict just a few hours before peace was declared in 1982. Join David Bonbright and Aryae Coopersmith in conversation with this committed change agent seeking transformation to more purposeful businesses.
"And so, I was brought into this family, who already had two children. They were my parents' biological children, two boys, very white. So, it was very interesting, when we would go out as a family. I would be stood there with classically sort of Pakistani colouring, you know, I have jet black hair. I have amazingly dark eyes, with my brothers and my parents who are blond and blue eyes. And it was, you know, it was quite amusing, really, because I could see people looking at us as a family, and questions going through their heads and said to say, what's happened with the daughter, she looks a bit different." Anna Harrington grew up in the '70s in a white, middle class area on the Pennines, an area juxtaposed to the multicultural population of Oldham. She is adopted and mixed race. She has both benefited from white privilege and experienced racism throughout her childhood. This has allowed her to viscerally recognise the effects of not fitting in and how the social environment influences behaviours. She now has her own business advising on how to enable employees to be productive and thrive through work.
Just after Christmas, a train full of bleary-eyed travellers makes it's way across the Pennines. As they enter a tunnel at 70 miles an hour, the driver is horrified to see a wall of ice across the track.What went wrong, and hour could it have been prevented? Listen in to find out.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/SignalstoDanger)
We’re crossing the streams this week and combining our main and preview shows into one big bumper Christmas special! Natalie is joined by Tom and Dave to look back at the wonderful win over Wolves at the Turf on Monday night and look ahead to Sunday’s trip across the Pennines to Elland Road.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær described Manchester United’s 6-2 victory over Leeds as one of the “great performances” against their cross-Pennines rivals. With United moving into third place with a game in hand, why would anyone think they can't win the league? The table doesn't lie, does it?
On today's 100% United Postgame Show we give our instant reaction to the absolute spanking Manchester United dished out to old rivals Leeds at Old Trafford. We wax lyrical about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men showing the early attacking intent we've been craving, led by an inspired Scott McTominay. Bruno Fernandes continued his outrageous output with a brace, with Daniel James and Victor Lindelof completing a very unusual list of scorers for United. It's been 16 years since we faced our enemies from across The Pennines and it was well worth the wait, we reminisce about past clashes and what this clash means to fans from both sides too.
The first return fixture of the season takes us across the wintry Pennines to Old Trafford and another meeting with Alex Ferguson's men. A Mel Sterland rocket is enough to send the Whites back across to West Yorkshire with a point - if they can make it through the snow and get back over the hills. With levisolicitors.co.uk/thesquareball See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gordon Strachan is one of the greatest characters in the game. He played under Sir Alex Ferguson as a young man at Aberdeen, before travelling south to join up with his mentor again at Manchester United. After 5 years at Old Trafford, Gordon crossed the Pennines to join Howard Wilkinson’s Leeds United revolution, and then moved to Coventry City where he played in the top flight with the sky blues until the age of 40! In addition, Gordon has managed Coventry City, Southampton, Celtic, Middlesbrough and Scotland no less, and there are few who have better stories than his! From pretending unsuccessfully to be Billy Bremner, to making Noel Whelan move into the Strachan family home, just so Gordon could try and keep his wayward striker out of trouble! The challenge here is to try and listen to this episode in public while keeping a straight face! Recorded remotely during lockdown, so please forgive the sound quality.
Johnny Campbell meets Carol Hodge, Huddersfield-based artist (Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts) and solo musician in her own right for an informal chat about creativity in the North.
After 30 years, Liverpool have been crowned champions of England. Wogan's emotions got the better of him in the end. We discuss why that happened given his increasingly complicated relationship with the club. The big challenge for Jurgen Klopp is keeping this group of players motivated. Have they peaked or is it the start of a dynasty? There won't be many Manchester United fans celebrating this week but the return of key players and a couple of wins, including progression to the FA Cup semi-final, suggests Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned a corner. An in-form Chelsea await at Wembley, they’re going well too. Or do Arsenal have next season in the bag with Kieran 'Tesco' Tierney Across the Pennines, Leeds United are edging closer to promotion. Allen isn’t happy about it. What will Bielsa bring to the Premier League? We also run the rule over Watford's lockdown issues, Arjen Robben's return and a new study that suggests football commentators are guilty of entrenching archaic racial stereotypes.In a quick-fire second half, we discuss Vince Carter's NBA legacy, check in on golf's coronavirus problem and drool over Mercedes' new black Formula 1 livery. Enjoy! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan
Finally the football returns and this week the pod look ahead to Cardiff away. A young man from across the Pennines has been doing good, but can we do the unthinkable? With levisolicitors.co.uk/thesquareeball See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Generations of schoolchildren remember watching it. 20 minutes of historical drama brought to ITV by Yorkshire Television. How We Used To Live is a legendary show which graced our screens for over 30 years. Freda Kelsall was the main writer and helped to create the series back in 1968. On a rainy day, long before lockdown, MIM's Ashley Byrne spent an afternoon with Freda learning all about this wonderful drama series at her home in the Pennines. The Distinct Nostalgia theme is composed by Rebecca Applin and Chris Warner. From now onwards you can enjoy 3 NEW Distinct Nostalgia shows every single week ...Wednesday is now Distinct Nostalgia soap day. Loads of retro soap chat with the actual stars who were there ... The regular Distinct Nostalgia programme moves to Fridays with a variety of shows celebrating all our tv and film yesterdays.And then we’ve the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz every Sunday from 11.Distinct Nostalgia - 3 Times A Week plus a treasure trove of programmes to listen to any time at DistinctNostalgia.com
Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand links up with Robbie Savage to answer listener questions. Topics include his biggest career highs and lows, the controversial move across the Pennines from Leeds, his first meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson, advice for young players and which footballers he’d sign if he was in charge at Old Trafford. 606 Savage Social is a Shooting Shark Production for BBC 5 Live.
As lockdown continues Cathy and Jo go out to explore their immediate locality: a post-industrial valley cut deep into the South Pennine hills. They survey the landscape from the moor tops, with the skylarks high above them, then journey down to a small wooded valley to investigate what’s living in the stream. The episode wraps up with a visit to an area of nearby upland fenced off some 20 or 30 years ago for tree planting, and a chat about the positive impacts of this small ‘rewilded’ patch of the moor.
We're back again and managed to get a connection through to the West of the Pennines, where you'll find the likes of Wigan, Widnes and Toronto, as well as this week's guest Paul Bennett, of editing League Weekly fame, to talk all the non-action in Rugby League over the past seven days. There's £16m to spend, as long as we can pay it back, but how much will be going to top up players who have taken a pay cut recently? That, plus, will there be any crowds at matches for the rest of 2020, including a Grand Final behind closed doors? We also say goodbye to Nigel Wood, or do we?
We are joined by an alien from south of the border, not to mention the wrong side of the Pennines. Join Simon, Firebolt & The Orbiter as we discuss all kinds of weirdness... An extended uncut video version of this and other Breaking Dad episodes is available by subscribing on Patreon for just $1 per month. Visit https://www.patreon.com/breakingdad for further details. Supporter links: Website - http://bit.ly/WebBDO Patreon - http://bit.ly/2Fh3Hvp Merch - http://bit.ly/BDOME Discord - http://discord.gg/3kYfdrS Facebook - http://bit.ly/FbBDO Twitter - http://bit.ly/TwBDO Twitch - http://bit.ly/TwtBDO YouTube - http://bit.ly/YTBDO TheOrbiter's YouTube - http://bit.ly/PBMus This podcast is part of the Breaking Dad Official channel & The After Dark Podcast Network.
Its midweek fixture madness in the Premier League and Football Social Daily has got your back! Marley and the team take a look back at a 2-2 draw for Chelsea as they welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge, a dramatic comeback for Newcastle who pulled it out the bag against Everton and a late winner for Manchester City who had to call on the services of Sergio Aguero to nick them a win across the Pennines in Sheffield. We'll also take a look ahead to tonights games: Leicester City vs West Ham United, Tottenham vs Norwich City and Manchester United vs Burnley!Follow us on Twitter via @TheSportSocial and you fan find todays team...Marley Anderson @91MarleyAdam Brown @AdsBrownLee Whitehouse (He's free from the constraints of social media so just shout loudly instead if you want him). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode I interview Simon Hartley.Simon is a globally respected sport psychology consultant and performance coach. For over 20 years, Simon has worked with gold medallists, world record holders, world champions, top five world-ranked professional athletes, Olympians and championship winning teams.Since 2011, Simon has published seven books, including Two Lengths of the Pool; Sometimes the simplest ideas have the greatest impact and Master Mental Toughness.During the last 10 years, Simon has also applied the principles of sport psychology to business, education, healthcare and the charity sector. This has included projects with some of the world’s leading corporations and foremost executives.He is also an award winning international professional speaker, delivering keynotes throughout the world.In this episode we discuss:Finding his way when his partner has a long-term health condition and managing the tension of needing to earn and wanting to be at homeHow partnership with his wife helps bring perspective and balance into his lifeHow having his back to the wall financially brought about a moment of profound support from his wife and a life-changing decision in his businessThey keys to survival when running your own business and being on the road so muchFinding a way through the pull of chasing business and supporting family lifeHow being intentional in his relationships and business makes all the difference to quality of lifeHow a drive across the Pennines woke him up to a situation that was running out of controlHow surrendering to the reality of his wife's health shifted things profoundly in his relationship with himself and his businessThe importance of flexibility when life throws a curveballChoosing time for self vs choosing time to connectAgreements vs expectations in his relationshipGetting clear on spend vs investmentA powerful reframe of the idea of sacrificeFor more information on Simon, please visit www.be-world-class.comJoin us in our community at: www.facebook.com/groups/heartofdad and apply to be on the podcast here: https://www.heartofdad.com/contact/
Nicola is joined this week at the helm by Mark Brocklehurst as Danny takes a well deserved break. Nicola and Mark delve into your things, your arbitraries and discuss, just for fun, your alternative parkrun rules. Mark was at Hove Promenade parkrun whilst Nicola crossed the windy Pennines to visit Fletcher Moss parkrun. And, as ever, there are that bloke's stats and more than a few giggles
This episode is sponsored by Coffee Snake Studios, an excellent source of TTRPG resources, RPGs, Spells and other content. You can purchase their content on Itchio and follow them on Twitter and Patreon +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Richard is joined by John Mizon of SW Megagames to chat about 30 player huge turnabouts of fun. AND ITS MEGA. Links of Notes Megagames are massive day-long experiences that blend roleplaying, board game-style mechanics, social gameplay and model-UN style simulation to a venue filled with anywhere from 30 to 300 players. Though the themes of games can range from sci-fi colony planets all the way to medieval courts, the unifying feature is simulating a massive, confusing crisis or conflict, and seeing how the existing structures and factions deal with the challenges of information and communication that the situation brings.Links: https://giantbrain.co.uk/2019/10/05/watch-the-skies-diary/Watch The Skies - Shut Up & Sit Down Play a Goddamn Megagame!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN71v9H_gg8 What is a Megagame?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IlqTWTiiN8 Megagame Makers and Megagame Assembly international megagame calendars:https://megagamemakers.uk/plannedevents.php https://www.megagameassembly.com/calendar-view Scotland/North England: https://www.facebook.com/groups/truenorthmegagames/ Pennines: https://www.penninemegagames.co.uk/ Cambridge: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cambridgemegagames/ London: https://www.swmegagames.co.uk/ and https://www.horizonmegagames.com/ South West: https://www.swmegagames.co.uk/ Reading: http://readingmegagames.co.uk/ Southampton: http://diversionarygames.co.uk/about-diversionary-games/ OUR LINKS OF NOTES Apple Podcasts Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild Board Game Geek Page Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Buy Some Merch
Paul and Mags defied the technology Gods to chat with Wrestling Twitter Royalty, UTTRob, about the GOAT’s and NXTUK Mount Rushmores. Twitter: https://twitter.com/dejkirkby https://twitter.com/raincounter https://twitter.com/BadlandsPod https://twitter.com/theCHAIRSHOTcom Also on: https://twitter.com/5Nerdsgo https://twitter.com/WhyWeWatchPod https://twitter.com/FiveRoundsPod Music: johnfrantz17- “Awake” http://ccmixter.org/files/johnfrantz17/582722018 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)
In this week’s episode, Nick ventures over the Pennines to one of the leading breweries in contemporary beer: Cloudwater Brew Co. However, if you’re expecting an episode about Cloudwater rise to success or how they obtain bold, punchy flavours in their beers, then think again! We caught up with founder and director, Paul Jones, in Cloudwater’s Unit 9 Tap Room to chat about mental health and the impact of negative social media - a.k.a Beer Twitter - on brewers in today’s industry. Paul shares his first-hand experience the triumphs and the criticisms Cloudwater have faced over their relatively short history, and how he and the team have managed to keep their head in the game. Today’s show is proudly sponsored by Brew Broker - the marketplace for the brewing industry. With over 500 traders already on board, BrewBroker will find you buyers for your spare capacity, or the perfect brewery to create, contract or white label a beer. Create a supplier profile to fill capacity or sign up as a buyer to start your tender with their easy to use platform. JOIN TODAY FOR FREE at BrewBroker.com
With the Giro d'Italia in our slipstream, BeSpoke pops across the Pennines to Leeds and a catch-up with Lizzie Deignan - the dominant British female road racer of her generation and, as of eight months ago, a mother to daughter Orla. We find out how she is balancing the competing demands of racing and motherhood, chew over her chances of winning back her World title in Yorkshire this September and ask whether her Trek-Segafredo team-mates have got any closer to cracking the correct pronunciation of her married name
This week: The Doc welcomes back infrequent guest Beeso to talk NBA playoffs, Euro football and some touch world cup (more on that in a forthcoming bonus ep). Also: Getting shots up, Very Kroenke, Agent Zion, Pelican-do attitudes, you can't spell trade without AD, failsons of NBA ownership, the second best basketball team in history, the Blazers are cooked, Klay to Portland, Spare Curry, terrible Sixers takes, one bounce away, frank(vogel)ing credits, there's a fraction too much factions, rich people get bad advice, laughing at Boston, Kaw-bye, you can't spell brand without AD, the Rockets playing offensively, a touch of Moreyball, major Sarver vibes, Leeds losing leads, Leicester's title is not a template, MUFC cross the Pennines, Splash Mountain, real-time evolution, weird coach fetishes and never reading anything Beeso tags you into on Facebook. Get BALLS and After Dark in your ears via Omny Studio,Spotify and Apple Podcasts, and hurl reckons at us via Twitter, Facebook and email.
Leeds United have been knocked off top spot and seen their leading goalscorer sidelined with yet another injury to Marcelo Biesla's squad. And that all happened during a weekend off for the Whites. Joe Mewis and Beren Cross discuss all this and more in the audio from our post-match Facebook Live following the under-23s win over Bolton Wanderers at Elland Road on Monday afternoon. As well as discussing another win for Carlos Corberan's men, we look back at last weekend's action and ahead to Marcelo Bielsa's side's next match which sees the Bolton first-team cross the Pennines. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
In this episode of How I Got There, Matt is joined by television presenter Anita Rani. In her own words, Anita grew up on the 'right side' of the Pennines after her Hindu Father was brought to Bradford as a 4-year-old by Anita's Grandfather. Her interest in a broadcasting career started early on, and from the age of 14 she had a show on the local Asian radio station. Hear how Anita carved out her career from University to Countryfile, whilst keeping a grounded home life.
Lynda Shillaw sits down with EG a month into joining Town Centre Securities as group property director. Shillaw spent four years leading MAG Property, spearheading the £1bn Airport City development in Manchester and is now heading back across the Pennines to her home in Leeds. She reflects on twists and turns in her career, the accidental decisions that led to where she is now and on the responsibility she feels as a leader in the industry.
This month we’ve gone a little grain mad at UK Grain Lab. We learn about grain populations and heritage grains, innovative projects that connect millers, bakers and farmers and we chat to bakers around the world experimenting with more diverse flours. Then we jump across the Pennines to hear from students embedding sustainable food into student life. Thanks to our supporters Rebel Kitchen for making this episode possible.
Alan Bennett's new play Allelujah! opens at the Bridge Theatre in London directed by Nicholas Hytner, with music by George Fenton and choreography by Arlene Phillips. It stars Deborah Findlay, Rosie Ede, Sacha Dhawan, Manish Gandhi and Simon Williams. The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an NHS efficiency drive. Meanwhile, a documentary crew eager to capture its fight for survival follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people's choir. Pulitzer Prize winning writer Anne Tyler's new novel Clock Dance tells the life story of Willa Drake and her decision late in life to take on the care of a 9 year old child. Anne Tyler is an American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. She has published over 20 novels, the best known of which are Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982), The Accidental Tourist (1985), and Breathing Lessons(1988). All three were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with Breathing Lessons winning the prize in 1989. The tenth edition of the Liverpool Biennial includes more than 40 artists from over 22 countries. In the words of the lead curators, "The Biennial asks Beautiful world, where are you?" - a question derived from a 1788 poem by the German poet Frederich Schiller. Artists include Agnes Varda, Inci Eviner, Holly Hendry, Duane Linklater, Taus Makhacheva, Annie Pootoogook, Joyce Wieland and Rehana Zaman and their works ares spread across the city including public spaces, civic buildings and the city's leading art venues. Taiwanese writer/director Jenny Lu's film debut feature film The Receptionist is a drama based on an illegal massage parlour in London and follows the lives of the employees and clients as seen through the eyes of a Taiwanese graduate employed as a receptionist. In a new five part documentary series on BBC Four, Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema, film critic Mark Kermode presents a fresh and very personal look at the art of cinema by examining the techniques and conventions behind some classic genres: romcoms, heist movies,coming-of-age stories, science fiction and horror.
Beebs and Smith attempt there first double-ender from across the Pennines. They ask who are the guitar heroes of today? Debate the pros and cons of the UK grade exam system and how to balance teaching to them Vs musical life skills. The famous bassist Dave Gilmour and the Millenial Whoop come up too.
Pat Rodgers is an ultra runner and endurance athlete. In this podcast, we talked about his many adventures over his career (so far) in the world of extreme physical challenges. This includes rock climbing expeditions while in College in France, to taking on the challenge of a solo kayak around the entire island of Ireland, attempting to climb Aconcagua in South America, to completing the Kerry Way 120 Mile run, the UTMB (which I learned during the podcast is the Ultra Trail Mount Blanc), and many other challenges along the way.We focused a good section of the conversation around his most recent event, the Spine Race in the UK, where Pat completed the 268 mile race along the Pennines in January. This took 7 days to complete and is fascinating to hear how Pat planned it, endured it and completed it. He shared the journey and provided some great takeaways in this episode around motivation, pushing through pain, facing and overcoming the infamous Wall! Pat’s message is a clear one - don’t limit yourself or put up roadblocks to prevent you doing something you really want to. It’s inspiring in many ways and hope you find it a great listen. Pat’s motto is ‘give it a lash’ and this is very much what he puts into practice as you’ll hear. Don’t think about doing these things too much or look for all the reasons why you can’t do it, just go for it.Thank you Pat for taking the time out to tell your story.Enjoy.
The British Army has welcomed its newest recruits from Nepal. Almost 300 young Gurkhas landed at Manchester Airport and swiftly headed across the Pennines. Chris Kaye went to meet the trainee soldiers in North Yorkshire.
You know there are people – bad, mean people – who've been known to accuse CityMetric of being a bit London-centric. As the world's leading purveyor of news about minor changes to the tube map, we can't understand this at all. Anyway. In an attempt to balance things out a bit, we're dedicating the whole of this week's episode to the world on the other side of the north/south divide. I talk about my recent trip to Liverpool, and what I made of that great city (which is, I'm sure, dying to know what another bloody Londoner thinks of it). Then Stephanie, an actual northerner, tells me about the relationship between Liverpool and her home town of Manchester. While we're at it, we also discuss why it is that, in Lancashire, local identity comes from cities while, across the Pennines, the Yorkshire identity still dominates Leeds and Sheffield. Next two staffers from the Centre for Cities – Newcastle's Ben Harrison and Sunderland's Paul Swinney – talk about their relationship between their two cities and why... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, of course, is dominated by the budget, and coming on a Wednesday it telescopes my deadlines. Not helped by the fact that I'm on jury service this week and the judge won't let me take my laptop into court. Who needs a jury anyway, when we now have the thinking power of Google's Deep Mind? Deep thinking has been going on at the National Infrastructure Commission, thinking about tunnels under the Pennines and more tunnels under London, among other things. I bring you sounds of the past, and a very little about Hinckley C and EDF because I think we've all had enough of that. And do you remember COP21? Americans are claiming that President Obama had no constitutional right to enter into the agreement. Hello, yes, this is Anthony Day and here is the latest edition of the Sustainable Futures Report for Friday 18th March. Let me take a moment to remind you about the Sustainable Best Practice Exchange coming up on the 14th April. Go to sbpe.co.uk and book now before you go away on your Easter Holidays and before the tickets run out. If you can't make it, or even if you can, you might be interested in the report of the Sustainable Best Practice Survey published at a very reasonable £25. But just for you, if you go to the front page of sbpe.co.uk today you can download a copy absolutely free.
Edition 24 of the Walks Around Britain podcast presented by Andrew White features walker Rose Hakin and writer Damian Hall talking about their experiences of the Pennine Way and Andrew discovers the work being done to repair the moorlands of the Peak District and the South Pennines. #WalksAroundBritain #PennineWay #SouthPennines #MoorsForTheFuture #PeakDistrict #AndrewWhite
As the final preparations are made for the arrival, in Yorkshire, of the world's most famous cycle race, Front Row comes from Britain's largest county with a special edition dedicated to the first cultural festival to accompany the Tour de France. Kirsty's guests include Maxine Peake on making her stage debut as a playwright with the premiere of Beryl; David Nobbs, the creator of Reginald Perrin, discusses his new novel which is set in a small town in the Pennines; Graham Watson on photographing every Tour de France since 1983, and a visit to the Fields of Vision, a project which has turned farmers' fields into works of art.
Jan. 7, 2014. For well over two and a half centuries, the performance of distinctive carols has been a feature of the seasonal holiday of Christmas in villages in many parts of England, especially in the West Country and in the region of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire around Sheffield, on the eastern edge of the Pennine hills. In this talk Ian Russell explores the development of this tradition in terms of musicality, group structure, style, and repertoire with recorded examples. He also discusses the overall sound ideal created by such carolling and the dynamic soundscape that identifies this form of cultural expression, drawing on the ethnographic fieldwork he has undertaken during the past forty years. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6270
Sunday Feature: Alexandra Harris presents a cultural history of the cold. With the help of writers including Simon Armitage, A.S. Byatt, Katherine Swift and Adam Gopnik Alex looks at the way our literature began with work mesmerised by the beauty and horror of cold. In Yorkshire Simon Armitage discusses Sir Gawain and the Green Knight imagining the Pennines crossed by Gawain, hung with icicles on his hunt for the Green Knight. And Katherine Swift takes us on a winter tour of her garden in Shropshire.
Almost 80 years since the Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout, Clare Balding joins ramblers from Manchester and Sheffield to mark this inspirational moment in walking history. On April 24th 1932, around 400 ramblers from Lancashire set off from Bowden Bridge quarry near Hayfield to walk up onto the plateau of Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Derbyshire Peak District, in protest at the lack of the right to roam on open land. As they scrambled upwards towards the moorland plateau of Kinder, the trespassers were met and confronted by the Duke of Devonshire's gamekeepers. A group of ramblers from Sheffield, who had also set off that morning from Edale, did eventually reach the plateau and the two groups met up before turning and retracing their steps. The following day six of the Manchester ramblers were arrested and imprisoned, a move which was to outrage many people and serve only to highlight and sympathise with the ramblers cause, resulting finally in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act in 2000 Today Clare joins members of the Sheffield Ramblers, as well as Manchester-born broadcaster and avid walker, Mike Harding. They represent the two groups of ramblers that set off from Edale and Hayfield respectively, to take part in the Mass Trespass back in 1932. Leaving from Bowden Bridge, just as the original trespassers did, the group walk towards Kinder Reservoir and on to William Clough, where the Duke of Devonshire's gamekeepers were waiting. As they walk, the old cross-Pennines rivalry is still in evidence as the Sheffield walkers remind Clare that it was their group that had actually reached the top all those years ago. But everyone on that day 80 years ago shared a common passion for the hills and the moors around which, as folk singer Ewan Maccoll wrote, no one man should have the right to own. The Mass Trespass of Kinder Scout was one of the most inspirational moments in the history of the rambling movement, inspiring walkers and campaigners of access to open land for years to come. It wasn't the only trespass to take place - there were others before it and many more inspired by it. But it lives on in the memory of all those who believe that all should have the right to roam. Presenter: Clare Balding Producer: Helen Chetwynd.
Clare Balding returns with a new series of walks based on suggestions from listeners to the programme. The series begins as Clare joins John Jones, lead singer and melodeon player of the folk rock group, Oysterband. Back in 2009, John decided to bring together the two passions in his life, walking and music. Marrying the private and public for the first time, he set off on the Feet Don't Fail Me Tour, in which he walked from gig to gig sometimes covering up to 20 miles a day before arriving in the next town for the next evening's show. Since then, John has completed two further walking tours, the latest being the "Spine of England" in May 2011 during which he walked with his group the Reluctant Ramblers across the Pennines. Playing gigs in and around the Peak District, he picked up friends, fans and fellow musicians along the way. Today Clare joins John high up in the Chiltern Hills. They take one of the most spectacular paths down the chalk escarpment and on to the Ridgeway, walking through the villages of Crowell and Chinnor before descending into the Vale of Oxfordshire. Accompanied by Darren Spratt, Walks Leader with the Chiltern Society, they pass through red kite country and follow ancient footpaths to arrive at the Towersey Folk Festival where John will perform at the end of the walk. Presenter: Clare Balding Producer: Helen Chetwynd.
Helen Mark travels along a stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and hears from just a few of the people whose lives revolve around it. Stretching 127 miles the canal crosses the Pennines, and climbing to 487 feet at its summit, the canal has 91 locks including the unique 5-rise lock at Bingley in Yorkshire. Helen hears from Vince Moran of British Waterways about the reason for the recent closure of almost half of the canal from Wigan to Gargrave following the prolonged spell of dry weather earlier this year. She also chats to boaters who have made the canal their home. Mike Clarke of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society tells Helen about the canal's history and about his involvement with the Short Boat Kennet, one of the last unconverted boats which worked on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Kennet is on the Register of Historic Vessels and serves as a reminder of the canal's heritage. Helen then joins Don Vine from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on a boat trip to an area between the canal and the River Aire where a special project is underway to improve the habitat for otters, before meeting up with John Fairweather at the unique 5 Rise Lock at Bingley for an insight into life as a lock-keeper on the longest canal in the UK. Producer: Helen Chetwynd.
Paddy is a prolific outdoor writer with over 30 books to his name. Brought up in the Pennines, Paddy's love of walking quickly translated into a career as a writer. Here he describes how he actually goes about preparing information for one of his many guide books. He also explains how his life as an outdoor writer is highly organized so as to maximize opportunities throughout the year.
BeerCast #3 – Northern Charms. We head into England for our third podcast, as the two Northerners on the panel sample four beers local to them. Richard (from Lancashire) and Shovels (Yorkshire born) talk about the merits of a decent bitter, and sit on either side of the great raisin debate (not to mention the Pennines). 1. Coniston Bluebird Bitter (4.2%) 2. Daleside IPA (4.5%) 3. Hawkshead Lakeland Gold (4.4%) 4. Cain’s Fine Raisin Beer (5.0%) www.thebeercast.com email@example.com @thebeercast The post BeerCast #3 – Northern Charms appeared first on The BeerCast.