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Blank Podcast with Giles Paley-Phillips & Jim Daly

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Do you ever have blank moments? Then this is the podcast for you. Blank is an insightful interview podcast hosted by writer Giles Paley-Phillips and comedian Jim Daly, which delves into those moments when we go 'blank' whether it's writer's block, forgetting lines, losing an audience or being off form. In short, those times when everything just went...blank! We chat to well-known people from comedy, acting, writing, broadcasting, politics and sports people about their careers and how they get through these moments when things aren't going to plan. 

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Best of Blank Vol.1

Best of Blank Vol.1

2019-08-0401:01:21

It's the summer break, so we though we'd put together a little selection of clips from some of our favourite episodes so far to keep you going till we return in the Autumn with some amazing new episodes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
John Lloyd

John Lloyd

2019-07-3001:01:291

John Lloyd is an English television producer and writer best known for his work on comedy television programmes, including Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Blackadder and QI, blackadder and QI.We spoke to John as our special guest on our first ever live podcast at Latitude Festival, which was daunting enough in itself as well as meeting one of British comedy's most influential producers and writers.We started our conversation by taking John back to school days where he began to first cultivate, what has been his lifelong determination to question authority and buck trends.John tells how Blank moments are an ever present part of the creative life and how using mindfulness techniques and practices has really helped him in these moments.We talked about the lack of questioning for high level politicians now that shows like Spitting Image are no longer on TV and how we need to get back to a place in comedy where we can start to do that again. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed

2019-07-2301:16:02

Matthew Syed is a British journalist, author, broadcaster, and former British number one table tennis player.We met with Matthew at Acast Studios near Old Street on a hot day in central London. We started our conversation by talking about the challenges facing top coaches in sport and in particular the ongoing success and adaptability of top football managers like Sir Alex Ferguson.Matthew told about his journey to becoming Britains No.1 Table Tennis player and how he sustained that position for 10 years. We talked about the power of camaraderie in team sports allowing the victors a greater sense of achievement and enjoyment at winning, than in individual sports.In discussing his new book 'Rebel Ideas' Matthew tells us about how he been looking into anthropology, performance and the echo chambers so many of us find ourselves. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sanjeev Bhaskar

Sanjeev Bhaskar

2019-07-1601:13:491

Sanjeev Bhaskar is a British comedian, actor, documentarian and broadcaster, he best known for his work in the BBC Two sketch comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No. 42 as well as documentary series 'India with Sanjeev Bhaskar' and Bollywood and Beyond. Most recently Sanjeev has been none for his role as DI Sunny Khan in Unforgotten and is currently the Chancellor of the University of Sussex.Jim and Giles met with Sanjeev at Acast studio and started by talking about Sanjeev's lifelong love of The Beatles and how a lot of us consume music differently these day, rarely listening to full albums.Sanjeev explains his late arrival into comedy having studied marketing at university and after experiencing a dark period in his professional life he decided to pursue comedy and live performance.We discuss the power of the creative journey and how that is why we often do what we do, not the end goal. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rufus Sewell

Rufus Sewell

2019-07-0901:04:06

Rufus Sewell is an Olivier award-winning actor and has appeared in films such as Dark City, A Knight's Tale, The Illusionist, Tristan and Isolde, and Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence. As well as films Rufus has appeared in many high profile TV shows including Victoria, Zen, Pillars of the Earth, Middlemarch, and most recently The Man in the High Castle, Zen, The Pillars of the Earth.We met with Rufus down at the Nordic Bar in central London to chat about all things BLANK. Rufus had just finished filming with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in feature film The Father, before heading back to his home in LA.Rufus talked openly about his early life, the loss of his father at a very young age and how being a truant during secondary school had a lot to do with anxiety.We talked about the power of critics and knowing when to say no to the things.WARNING there is some strong language used in this episode that some might find offensive For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jamie Murray

Jamie Murray

2019-07-0201:34:25

Jamie Murray is is a British professional tennis player from Scotland. He is a six-time Grand Slam doubles winner and a Davis Cup champion, currently the world No. 8 doubles player, and a former doubles world No. 1.We caught up with Jamie just before the start of the grass court season, and with Wimbledon about to begin we chatted about what goes into preparing for a major tournament and processes you go through during each match.Jamie talked candidly about his teen years when he was one of the top singles player in the world and the challenges of seeing many of his peers, among them Rafael Nadal, progress, while he struggled to settle whilst being away from home, and how it affected his confidence.He tells us about how working with a new coach helped him to believe in his own style and play the game to his own strengths which lead to him become the No.1 doubles player in the world.Jamie talks about living out of suitcases during the touring months and we discuss how the tragic events in Dunblane when he was a child, haven't changed the way he lives his life. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Edith Bowman

Edith Bowman

2019-06-2501:25:27

Edith Bowman is a broadcaster, DJ and podcast presenter, as well as for presenting a variety of music-related television shows and music festivals.We met with Edith down at the Nordic Bar to chat and have a cuppa tea. Edith tells us about her brilliant podcast Soundtracking and her methodical preparation for interviews, including the time she was able to keep Harrison Ford interested by talking about carpentry. We discuss dream guests and Edith's early days helping out at her parents hotel in Scotland.Edith tells us about the time she was told by producer she wouldn't make it as a presenter because of her accent and we find out what it takes avoid blank moments in front of famous people. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Lucy Porter

Lucy Porter

2019-06-1801:40:441

Lucy Porter is an actress, writer and comedian. She has performed extensively at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Festival and many clubs around Britain.Jim and Giles caught up with Lucy for an epic chat about all things from sex robots to the menopause. Lucy tells us about her early stand-up gigs and working hard on the craft of comedy.Jim talks about his own fears of getting back into stand-up and we discuss what it means to have empathy with an audience and dying on stage For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Hal Cruttenden

Hal Cruttenden

2019-06-1101:26:23

Hal Cruttenden is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor, who has appeared on many shows including Mock the Week, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News for You, and The 11 O'Clock Show.He has also written for The Omid Djalili Show and The Rob Brydon Show. In 2002 Hal was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.We sat down with Hal at Acast Studios in London on a warm day in May. Hal is a true bundle of energy and such lovely company, we started off by talking about Hal's university days and wanting to marry Kylie Minogue. We discuss For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Reece Shearsmith

Reece Shearsmith

2019-06-0401:14:042

Reece Shearsmith is an English actor, writer and comedian. He created, wrote and starred in sketch show The League of Gentlemen, along with Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss, and Jeremy Dyson.Reece and Steve Pemberton also created, wrote and starred in the dark comedy series Psychoville, before going on to write and star in their anthology series Inside No. 9. Reece has also starred in Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, The World's End and Doctor Who.Giles and Jim met with Reece down at the Nordic Bar and started our chat by talking about having vivid dreams and trying to come down from live performances. Reece tells us about that terror and injustice of being told off at school when you've not done anything wrong. We discuss a love of horror stories and Reece making mini-sketches of magic shows where he would fire shots with his uncle's air rifle at his toy Hugo the Man of a 1000 Faces.We delve into shyness and how that forms a big part of Reece's 'Blank' moments and how difficult social occasions are if you are incredibly shy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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CornishDarren

Blank is a life affirming podcast that never fails to provide me with an uplift every Wednesday.

Jul 24th
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Giles Paley-Phillips

CornishDarren thank you so much

Jul 24th
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Lorraine Bridges

the show with Louis Theroux is an absolute cracker. v funny

Jul 6th
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Giles Paley-Phillips

Lorraine Bridges thank you so much Lorraine

Jul 16th
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Kerry Fleming

Brilliant podcasts! Love Mark Gattis - Leage of Gentlemen is the best television programme ever made!!

Jun 28th
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Giles Paley-Phillips

Kerry Fleming thank you very much x

Jul 16th
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Steven Lawley

Brilliant Pod. Looking forward to the next one.

Jun 27th
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Hannah Morgan

Thanks for the recommendation Giles, very interesting podcast with a great guest.

May 13th
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