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Latest Episodes

Show 55 - Sasha Richardson - Winston's Wish

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST When Sasha Richardson first volunteered for Winston's Wish back in 1995, little did he know that 20 years later he would be heading up the Family Services programme. As the first charity to establish child bereavement support services in the UK, Winston's Wish leads the way in providing specialist child bereavement support servicesacross the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings. In this moving and revealing interview Sasha shares some beautiful stories that will make you laugh and cry, discusses some of the challenges children face in dealing with the death of a loved one and describeshow Winston's Wish is making a very real difference in this vital area of family wellbeing.

-1 s2017 NOV 7
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Show 55 - Sasha Richardson - Winston's Wish

Show 54 - Marina Cantacuzino- The Forgiveness Project

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST Our guest this month isMarina Cantacuzino - founder of The Forgiveness Project, author of the book by the same name and inspiration behind the F-Word exhibition which has toured globally since 2004. The project itself is aUK charity and not for profit org that sets out through storytelling to explore how ideas around forgiveness, reconciliation and conflict resolution can be used to impact positively on people's lives through the personal testimony of both victims and perpetrators of crime and violence. In an absorbing 35 minute interview, Marina shares insights around how the project came to be, what she has learnt along the way as she continues to document stories of reconciliation, and what she would do if she had a magic wand and could make one change in this world. For anyone who has ever been on the wrong end of hurtful or harming behaviour, or for anyone who has done something of which they are not proud, this interview could be the do...

-1 s2017 JUL 3
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Show 54 - Marina Cantacuzino- The Forgiveness Project

Show 53 - Hermione Elliott

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcasthostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewing Hermione Elliott, a leading light in the world of death and dying who founded the charity 'Living Well, Dying Well' which is helping to re-educate people in how to manage the dying process in a fearless and totally loving way. With a background in nursing, midwifery, counselling and palliative care, Hermione has worked internationally and lived in Japan for four years, where her book Gan No Serufu Hiringu, a self-help guide for people with cancer, was published. She is passionate about the care of the whole person – physical, emotional and spiritual – and about upholding dignity and self-determination at every stage of life. In this interview she talks about how she was drawn into this work, explains how a greater understanding of the dying process can help us to live more complete lives and describes why death can be a beautiful ...

-1 s2016 JUL 6
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Show 53 - Hermione Elliott

Show 52 - Andy Thomas

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST/ This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcasthostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewingAndy Thomas,one of the UK’s best-known authors and lecturers on unexplained mysteries and global cover-ups. The author of the acclaimed books 'The Truth Agenda' and 'Conspiracies', Andy has carried out over 1500 lectures/seminars and is a brilliant speaker who in the best tradition of investigative enquiry, allows the reader/listener to make up their own mind based on the evidence he presents. In the interview Andy talks about how he first got into the work he does today, the person that has most inspired him, the challenges faced by truth-seekers and whether he checks the brakes on his car every time he goes out! A bit more about Andy Thomas For twenty-five years, Andy has investigated many enduring enigmas, including crop circles, UFOs and other paranormal subjects, together with a multitude of classic conspiracy theories, always...

67 MIN2016 MAY 1
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Show 52 - Andy Thomas

Show 51 - Judy Piatkus

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcast hostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewing the founder of Piatkus Books,Judy Piatkus, a woman once described by The Times as 'one of the world's leading thinkers' and listed in their top 50 list of 'movers and shakers who define how well we live'. Judy started Piatkus Books from her bedroom in her 20s and built it into one of the UK's most successful publishing houses, making sure she was constantly ahead of trends. She was responsible for introducing many alternative and complementary health titles to the UK market and in the interview she talks to us about how publishing has changed and why publishers are still important. Judy also talks to us about the intriguing circumstances that led to the sale of Piatkus Books in 2008, and her personal move into counselling, coaching and leadership mentoring. She also tells us about her initiative ConsciousCafe, a network of people w...

46 MIN2016 APR 1
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Show 51 - Judy Piatkus

Show 50 - Jamie Catto

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcast hostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewingJamie Catto, a man described by Stephen Fry as'kind, wise, open, boundlessly energetic, optimistic and passionate'.Jamie has been on our 'target list' for a while so we were delighted when he agreed to come on the show. Jamie describes himself as a 'Creative catalyst, a musician, and a mischief maker'. We'd say he's all that and more... A founding member of Faithless, Jamie was also the inspiration behind the double Grammy nominated '1 Giant Leap' music films (if you haven't seen them then do!) - a project in which he has found himself exploring life, philosophy and music with some of the worlds leading movers and shakers including Eckhardt Tolle, Noam Chomsky, Ram Dass, Michael Stipe, Dennis Hopper, Bono, Stephen Fry, Neale Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson, Bob Geldof and many many more! In this fascinating interview Jamie shares...

46 MIN2016 FEB 29
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Show 50 - Jamie Catto

Show 49 - Janey Lee Grace

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcast hostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewing Janey Lee Grace,anexpert in holistic health and wellbeing, author of five booksincluding two number one Amazon best sellers and someone who is also passionateabout helping people find their purpose and do the work they wereborn todo. Janey is also a regular part of the crew on the Steve Wright Radio 2 show. In this interview Janey shares her personal story, how and why she has become an advocate for wellbeing, where the idea came from for the 'Imperfectly Natural' brand and the health crisis that got her to radically change her approach to life. Janey's latest book 'You are the Brand' gives tips and exercisesfor confidence charisma and how to attract your own PR opportunities - link to that is here: http://janeyleegrace.com/shop/you-are-the-brand-paperback-edition-including-free-audio-masterclass-module/ If you buy the book direct ...

46 MIN2016 FEB 1
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Show 49 - Janey Lee Grace

Show 46 - Lynne Franks

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcast hostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewing legendary PR guru and global change-maker Lynne Franks. In this interview Lynne shares her personal story, how and why she has become an advocate for global women's work, the ideas that gave birth to her next book, 'The Pod Effect' and her hopes for our rapidly changing world. Some background on Lynne:Lynne Franks, recognised as the UK’s leading Women’s Empowerment Guru, is a successful business women, author, broadcaster and speaker. An acclaimed international spokesperson and advisor on the changes in today’s and tomorrow’s world, Lynne has throughouther career created and promoted many new initiatives that have led the way in societal shifts. Her consulting experience with both the public and private sectors, her global work with women’s enterprise, and her passion and commitment to the creation of a just and balanced world...

-1 s2015 SEP 30
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Show 46 - Lynne Franks

Show 45 - Graham Hancock

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST Merlin's Diary Podcast hosts Barry Durdant-Hollamby and Neil del Strother have just had the honour of interviewing one of the World's leading truth-seekers and authors, Graham Hancock. The interview was very inspiring for us as we learnt more about Graham's personal story and how he became the agent for change that he is today. Please share freely. All our interviews are free to share. Here's a little background on Graham, followed by some info about his stunning new book 'Magicians of the Gods'. As East Africa correspondent ofThe Economist in the early eighties Graham Hancock began to write a series of highly acclaimedbooks on economics, politics and foreign aid. His life took a whole new turn when he became fascinated by rumours that the Arkof the Covenant is real artefact, hidden somewhere in northern Africa. The story of his detective work, tracking it down to itssupposed final resting place became the international bestsellerThe Sign and...

56 MIN2015 AUG 29
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Show 45 - Graham Hancock

Show 44 - Martin Prechtel

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST Martín Prechtel was raised on aPueblo Indianreservation inNew Mexico, where he learned theKeres language.His mother was aCanadianNative American and hisfather a Swisspalaeontologist. In 1970 after his first marriage ended, he traveled south throughMexicoto end up inGuatemala. After a year of traveling through Guatemala, he foundhis home in a small village nearLake Atitlaninhabited by theTz'utujil(one of the numerous Maya sub-cultures). There he metNicolas Chiviliu Tacaxoy, a respected shaman of thevillage who believed Prechtel to be the student he prayed for. He learned theTzutujil language, married a Tzutujil woman and raised two sons (a third son had died). Though not Tzutujil by birth, Prechtel became one of the most importantvillage members both spiritually and politically.When Chiviliu died, Prechtel then became acting shaman to the approximately thirty thousand people of Santiago Atitlan. Prechteljoined theScat Mulaj(the village politi...

59 MIN2015 JUN 17
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Show 44 - Martin Prechtel

Latest Episodes

Show 55 - Sasha Richardson - Winston's Wish

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST When Sasha Richardson first volunteered for Winston's Wish back in 1995, little did he know that 20 years later he would be heading up the Family Services programme. As the first charity to establish child bereavement support services in the UK, Winston's Wish leads the way in providing specialist child bereavement support servicesacross the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings. In this moving and revealing interview Sasha shares some beautiful stories that will make you laugh and cry, discusses some of the challenges children face in dealing with the death of a loved one and describeshow Winston's Wish is making a very real difference in this vital area of family wellbeing.

-1 s2017 NOV 7
Comments
Show 55 - Sasha Richardson - Winston's Wish

Show 54 - Marina Cantacuzino- The Forgiveness Project

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST Our guest this month isMarina Cantacuzino - founder of The Forgiveness Project, author of the book by the same name and inspiration behind the F-Word exhibition which has toured globally since 2004. The project itself is aUK charity and not for profit org that sets out through storytelling to explore how ideas around forgiveness, reconciliation and conflict resolution can be used to impact positively on people's lives through the personal testimony of both victims and perpetrators of crime and violence. In an absorbing 35 minute interview, Marina shares insights around how the project came to be, what she has learnt along the way as she continues to document stories of reconciliation, and what she would do if she had a magic wand and could make one change in this world. For anyone who has ever been on the wrong end of hurtful or harming behaviour, or for anyone who has done something of which they are not proud, this interview could be the do...

-1 s2017 JUL 3
Comments
Show 54 - Marina Cantacuzino- The Forgiveness Project

Show 53 - Hermione Elliott

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcasthostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewing Hermione Elliott, a leading light in the world of death and dying who founded the charity 'Living Well, Dying Well' which is helping to re-educate people in how to manage the dying process in a fearless and totally loving way. With a background in nursing, midwifery, counselling and palliative care, Hermione has worked internationally and lived in Japan for four years, where her book Gan No Serufu Hiringu, a self-help guide for people with cancer, was published. She is passionate about the care of the whole person – physical, emotional and spiritual – and about upholding dignity and self-determination at every stage of life. In this interview she talks about how she was drawn into this work, explains how a greater understanding of the dying process can help us to live more complete lives and describes why death can be a beautiful ...

-1 s2016 JUL 6
Comments
Show 53 - Hermione Elliott

Show 52 - Andy Thomas

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST/ This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcasthostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewingAndy Thomas,one of the UK’s best-known authors and lecturers on unexplained mysteries and global cover-ups. The author of the acclaimed books 'The Truth Agenda' and 'Conspiracies', Andy has carried out over 1500 lectures/seminars and is a brilliant speaker who in the best tradition of investigative enquiry, allows the reader/listener to make up their own mind based on the evidence he presents. In the interview Andy talks about how he first got into the work he does today, the person that has most inspired him, the challenges faced by truth-seekers and whether he checks the brakes on his car every time he goes out! A bit more about Andy Thomas For twenty-five years, Andy has investigated many enduring enigmas, including crop circles, UFOs and other paranormal subjects, together with a multitude of classic conspiracy theories, always...

67 MIN2016 MAY 1
Comments
Show 52 - Andy Thomas

Show 51 - Judy Piatkus

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcast hostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewing the founder of Piatkus Books,Judy Piatkus, a woman once described by The Times as 'one of the world's leading thinkers' and listed in their top 50 list of 'movers and shakers who define how well we live'. Judy started Piatkus Books from her bedroom in her 20s and built it into one of the UK's most successful publishing houses, making sure she was constantly ahead of trends. She was responsible for introducing many alternative and complementary health titles to the UK market and in the interview she talks to us about how publishing has changed and why publishers are still important. Judy also talks to us about the intriguing circumstances that led to the sale of Piatkus Books in 2008, and her personal move into counselling, coaching and leadership mentoring. She also tells us about her initiative ConsciousCafe, a network of people w...

46 MIN2016 APR 1
Comments
Show 51 - Judy Piatkus

Show 50 - Jamie Catto

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcast hostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewingJamie Catto, a man described by Stephen Fry as'kind, wise, open, boundlessly energetic, optimistic and passionate'.Jamie has been on our 'target list' for a while so we were delighted when he agreed to come on the show. Jamie describes himself as a 'Creative catalyst, a musician, and a mischief maker'. We'd say he's all that and more... A founding member of Faithless, Jamie was also the inspiration behind the double Grammy nominated '1 Giant Leap' music films (if you haven't seen them then do!) - a project in which he has found himself exploring life, philosophy and music with some of the worlds leading movers and shakers including Eckhardt Tolle, Noam Chomsky, Ram Dass, Michael Stipe, Dennis Hopper, Bono, Stephen Fry, Neale Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson, Bob Geldof and many many more! In this fascinating interview Jamie shares...

46 MIN2016 FEB 29
Comments
Show 50 - Jamie Catto

Show 49 - Janey Lee Grace

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcast hostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewing Janey Lee Grace,anexpert in holistic health and wellbeing, author of five booksincluding two number one Amazon best sellers and someone who is also passionateabout helping people find their purpose and do the work they wereborn todo. Janey is also a regular part of the crew on the Steve Wright Radio 2 show. In this interview Janey shares her personal story, how and why she has become an advocate for wellbeing, where the idea came from for the 'Imperfectly Natural' brand and the health crisis that got her to radically change her approach to life. Janey's latest book 'You are the Brand' gives tips and exercisesfor confidence charisma and how to attract your own PR opportunities - link to that is here: http://janeyleegrace.com/shop/you-are-the-brand-paperback-edition-including-free-audio-masterclass-module/ If you buy the book direct ...

46 MIN2016 FEB 1
Comments
Show 49 - Janey Lee Grace

Show 46 - Lynne Franks

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST This monthMerlin's DiaryPodcast hostsBarry Durdant-HollambyandNeil del Strotherhave the pleasure of interviewing legendary PR guru and global change-maker Lynne Franks. In this interview Lynne shares her personal story, how and why she has become an advocate for global women's work, the ideas that gave birth to her next book, 'The Pod Effect' and her hopes for our rapidly changing world. Some background on Lynne:Lynne Franks, recognised as the UK’s leading Women’s Empowerment Guru, is a successful business women, author, broadcaster and speaker. An acclaimed international spokesperson and advisor on the changes in today’s and tomorrow’s world, Lynne has throughouther career created and promoted many new initiatives that have led the way in societal shifts. Her consulting experience with both the public and private sectors, her global work with women’s enterprise, and her passion and commitment to the creation of a just and balanced world...

-1 s2015 SEP 30
Comments
Show 46 - Lynne Franks

Show 45 - Graham Hancock

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST Merlin's Diary Podcast hosts Barry Durdant-Hollamby and Neil del Strother have just had the honour of interviewing one of the World's leading truth-seekers and authors, Graham Hancock. The interview was very inspiring for us as we learnt more about Graham's personal story and how he became the agent for change that he is today. Please share freely. All our interviews are free to share. Here's a little background on Graham, followed by some info about his stunning new book 'Magicians of the Gods'. As East Africa correspondent ofThe Economist in the early eighties Graham Hancock began to write a series of highly acclaimedbooks on economics, politics and foreign aid. His life took a whole new turn when he became fascinated by rumours that the Arkof the Covenant is real artefact, hidden somewhere in northern Africa. The story of his detective work, tracking it down to itssupposed final resting place became the international bestsellerThe Sign and...

56 MIN2015 AUG 29
Comments
Show 45 - Graham Hancock

Show 44 - Martin Prechtel

CLICK HERE TO STREAM OR DOWNLOAD PODCAST Martín Prechtel was raised on aPueblo Indianreservation inNew Mexico, where he learned theKeres language.His mother was aCanadianNative American and hisfather a Swisspalaeontologist. In 1970 after his first marriage ended, he traveled south throughMexicoto end up inGuatemala. After a year of traveling through Guatemala, he foundhis home in a small village nearLake Atitlaninhabited by theTz'utujil(one of the numerous Maya sub-cultures). There he metNicolas Chiviliu Tacaxoy, a respected shaman of thevillage who believed Prechtel to be the student he prayed for. He learned theTzutujil language, married a Tzutujil woman and raised two sons (a third son had died). Though not Tzutujil by birth, Prechtel became one of the most importantvillage members both spiritually and politically.When Chiviliu died, Prechtel then became acting shaman to the approximately thirty thousand people of Santiago Atitlan. Prechteljoined theScat Mulaj(the village politi...

59 MIN2015 JUN 17
Comments
Show 44 - Martin Prechtel
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