May 20, 2019
In this episode we chat to local hip hop producer, rapper and radio show host Al English.
AKA Dweller. You can check out his music here https://dwellerofficial.bandcamp.com/
There is a funny story to how we hooked up but we'll leave that for the podcast.
Al has got his finger on the pulse when it comes to hip hop but his love for the genre goes back many years and this shows in the care, thought and artistry he puts in to every radio show. Hosted on Bolton FM The Realness Radio show has gone from strength to strength over the last 12 months and it's far bigger than Bolton and in fact international. Al has got big plans for the future and with his own producing and music getting recognition the future is looking very bright indeed.
You can access everything single episode from the mix cloud website and we recommend working your way through them all. Also follow the Facebook group for updates and links.
You can check Dweller out performing at Darwen Live, on the main stage on 26th May and has plenty of gigs on the and plans for world domination are afoot.
Enjoy the episode and keep it REAL....
May 13, 2019
It was a pleasure to catch up with Wayne Dixon (without Koda) before he set off on his second leg of walking the UK Coastline on his litter picking mission. Wayne has now set off so please support him via:
After the 1st episode we wanted to find out more about Wayne's adventures so this episode covers the first stage of his walk and some of the funny stories he has to tell from his 3000+ mile journey.
Wayne is out and about picking up litter so please get behind him and support where ever you can - he might be coming to a town near you soon. Why not join him and put some pride back in to where we live!
Who knows you might even feature on the next episode in one of Wayne's stories
Don't forget to follow @KeepBritainTidy for updates and events
May 5, 2019
In this episode we give an honest review of some nootropics (or smart drugs as they are sometimes referred to) that we both tested. Nootropics have been scientifically proven to improve cognitive ability, mood and focus as well as better concentration.
100% natural and vegan friendly, nootropics are classed as a food supplement and can be purchased online or even via health shops like Holland & Barrett. If you want to find out more about nootropics check out this article.
The two products we tested were from BrainZyme and BrainPower
You'll have to listen to the podcast to find out what we thought of the different products and if they worked, but let's say we were very impressed and would recommend them
If you give the podcast a listen and want to try them out for yourselves then you can get a great discount from BrainPower using the discount code HotPod20
Enjoy and stay smart..
April 17, 2019
This episode came about through the Lancashire Hot Pod being covered in the Lancashire Telegraph. The story was covered by Amy Farnworth after Gav had got in touch to see whether they’d be interested in telling our story about how the podcast was started.
The story was published in the printed paper and online and Amy did a great job and we got chatting through social media. The story is here if you want to take a look
One area of interest for me and Gav is media in general and how it’s changed over the last few years and we invited Amy to come on the podcast to talk about the change in journalism, the role social media now plays and the impact on the printed press. Supporting our local is so important and plays a vital role in the community so we hope you enjoy the conversation and as always, we’re keen to hear your thoughts and views!
We hope you enjoy this episode…..
March 25, 2019
In this episode we're joined by Wayne Dixon and his canine friend Koda. Wayne is a Lancashire lad who has become infamous in recent years for amazing charity work and combining it with picking up litter across the UK. He is probably best known for walking the entire UK coastline on his litter picking mission. He has completed half his 8000 mile journey, picking up over 50 tonnes of litter and promoting the great work of @KeepBritainTidy, @MindCharity and @Nis_Dogs.
As an ambassador for @KeepBritainTidy, Wayne is a fantastic role model for others and his experience in social work as provided a platform to support and promote @MindCharity which provides support for any type of mental health.
We wanted to understand Wayne's motivation and where his litter picking inspiration came from, so we invited Wayne to come on the podcast. Wayne talks about his early years and struggles growing up and the good and bad choices he makes which leads him an a roller coaster of emotions and life challenges. Through adversity and battling with his own mental health, Wayne has used his experiences and turned them in to a positive mission, that is making a difference right across the country.
We hope this story inspires you like it's inspired others throughout the UK and across the world.
Not all heroes wear capes!
March 10, 2019
This is the first podcast in a series following David Whitehead's mum and uncle's battle against cancer. This is no ordinary story as these patients refused conventional treatment e.g. chemo / radiotherapy.
Instead taking a trip round the world to Mexico to explore a more natural and alternative therapy.
There are some elements to this story that you may or may not agree with but we would encourage you to do your own research and make up your own mind. This is a real story involving real people and Dave will return to provide an update on his mum's and uncle's health.
Here are some links to the resources and research referred to in the podcast.
Big Pharma and suppression of natural medicine
How Rockafeller founded big pharma and destroyed natural cures
The Truth about Cancer - a Global Quest
Hoxsey : The quack who cured cancer
** The recording of this podcast was done at La Corsia Studios, editing and mastering including the use of music done by Mike Collins & Gav Scott**
February 3, 2019
In this episode we're joined by three members of the Embrace Charity in Wigan & Leigh.
Their mission : To work towards a better life for people with disabilities and their families, that all people with disabilities feel valued, are included and have real choice. Everything they do is about ensuring all people are included in their local community.
This podcast demonstrates the passion and innovation that lives in our great County, with amazing people doing fantastic work in the community. The team have reached the final of a national competition with their 'Dating Agency' concept giving those who need it, a little extra support finding the love of their lives.
Fantastic stories, great humour and a mission to both admire and respect.
Come and meet the team and find out more about their work.
Find out more and get in touch https://www.embracewiganandleigh.org.uk/
January 22, 2019
In this episode we're joined by Philip Walsh, the chairman of the Friends of Real Lancashire Association. Their aim as a group is to promote, protect and preserve the true identity of the county of Lancashire. Since it was established the Friends of Real Lancashire has helped to found Lancashire Day; created (with the help of the Flag institute) registered the Lancashire Flag and paid for and erected boundary signs in many Lancashire areas, for which work which still continues...find out more here http://www.forl.co.uk
Philip has some great stories and talks with passion on the subject....so check it out and help the REAL Lancashire stand up!
January 13, 2019
In this episode we discuss the changing laws surrounding Medical Marijuana and Hemp. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is now available in the UK in everything from skin creams to beers. The 2018 US Farm Bill has legalised commercial production of hemp which has over 50K commercial, medical and personal ways of use including textiles, paper, building materials and body care.
Love it or loathe it it's important to understand the differences across the cannabis plant species and how this natural ancient plant continues to offer benefits in so many ways. What ever your views, give it a listen and let us know what you think.
December 23, 2018
In this episode Sid Calderbank joins us, Sid has been collecting and researching the songs, stories and poems of old Lancashire for over 40 years, interpreting them for modern day audiences and performing them at folk, arts and literary festivals anywhere from Aberdeen to Dartmoor. Sid treats us to some great stories and recites some ancient Lancashire texts as well as tells us how the dialects have developed all over the county.
You can check out Sid's work over on his website here http://www.sidcalderbank.co.uk/