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Paul McKenna's Positivity Podcast

The Positivity Podcast is a new, half-hour, in-depth, non-journalistic interview programme hosted by Paul McKenna. Each week, he interviews some of the world's most interesting people in a deeply explorative style.

Tracks

108 - Hugh Bonneville
My guest today is an actor famous for appearing in films such as Downton Abbey, Notting Hill, The Monuments Men and the Paddington Bear series, amongst many others. His new book Playing Under The Piano paints a vivid picture of his career on stage and screen. I’m talking today with Hugh Bonneville… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
27:51 16/10/2022
107 - Gary Numan
My guest today is a musician who came to fame as the frontman for the new wave band Tubeway Army and later as a solo artist selling over 10 million records. He is a pioneer of electronic music and has received the Ivor Novello award. A new documentary about his music and his life airs on Sky Arts on August 13th. I’m talking today with Gary Numan… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
33:21 07/08/2022
106 - Chris Hadfield
My guest today is one of the most accomplished astronauts in the world. He was named the Top Test Pilot in both the US Air Force and the US Navy and was inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame. He has flown three space missions, built two space stations, crewed the Space Shuttle, the Soyuz, and commanded the International Space Station. He's the author of four international best sellers. His latest book is The Apollo Murders. I’m talking with Colonel Chris Hadfield… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
33:29 24/07/2022
105 - Jane Fallon
My guest today is a best-selling author, having sold over a million books in the UK. Before becoming a full-time writer, she was a multi-award-winning television producer behind shows such as This Life, Teachers and 20 Things to Do Before You’re 30 as well as producing on EastEnders. Her new book is entitled ‘Just Got Real’. I am talking today with Jane Fallon… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
23:25 18/07/2022
104 - Fat Tony
My guest today found fame as a club DJ in the 1980s doing private parties for everyone from Prince to Madonna. He’s become one of fashion’s favourite acts as Vogue’s resident DJ and as Donatella Versace and Victoria Beckham’s go-to party guy. His autobiography ‘I Don’t Take Requests’ is out now. I’m talking today with DJ Fat Tony… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
24:22 20/06/2022
103 - Gary Delaney
My guest today is a writer, stand-up comedian & TV star. He’s been called the ‘king of the one-liners’. He’s become one of the most followed and quoted comedians in the country. I am talking today with Gary Delaney… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
38:39 24/04/2022
102 - Lynda La Plante
My guest today is a multiple award-winning author and screenwriter having won three BAFTAs, an Emmy, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. She has created numerous internationally-acclaimed TV shows and is best known for writing the hit crime series Prime Suspect. Her new novel is called Vanished. I’m talking today with Lynda La Plante. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
25:22 21/03/2022
101 - Joe Wicks
My guest today is a multi-million, best-selling author, TV presenter and fitness coach. His brand is one of the world’s most followed fitness accounts on all social media. He holds the Guinness World Record for ‘most viewers for a fitness workout live stream on YouTube’. His videos have had nearly 300 million views. His new book is called ‘Feel Good Food’. I am talking today with Joe Wicks. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
21:11 14/03/2022
100 - Patrick Duffy
My guest on the Positivity Podcast today is an actor best known to audiences around the world for his twelve years in one of the biggest TV shows of all time, Dallas. He also appeared in The Bold and the Beautiful and the Man from Atlantis and starred in the award-winning West End production of Art. He’s currently on tour in the UK in Catch Me If You Can. I’m talking today with Patrick Duffy… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
27:56 21/02/2022
99 - Ludacris
My guest today is a Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum rap star. He’s also an actor best known for his roles in the Fast And Furious film series, along with movies such as Crash and Gamer. His new Netflix kids’ animated series is called Karma’s World. I am talking today with Chris Bridges, professionally known as Ludacris.. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
21:26 08/11/2021
98 - Bear Grylls
My guest today is an internationally famous adventurer, writer and award-winning TV broadcaster. He has served as a soldier in the SAS and has starred in numerous TV survival shows, where he has taken stars such as Julia Roberts, Roger Federer and Barack Obama into the wild. His new book is titled ‘Never Give Up’. I am talking today with Bear Grylls.. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
28:35 05/11/2021
97 - Nadiya Hussain
My guest today is a TV chef, bestselling author and presenter. She rose to fame after winning the sixth series of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off. She has presented numerous TV shows and is a columnist for The Times Magazine. She baked Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday cake. I am talking today with Nadiya Hussain.. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
28:44 24/10/2021
96 - Dame Esther Rantzen
My guest today is a writer, broadcaster and TV icon, known for presenting the BBC show That’s Life! for 21 years, amongst many others. She founded the charities ChildLine, promoting child protection, and The Silver Line, designed to combat loneliness in older people's lives. She has just received the Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. I am talking with Dame Esther Rantzen... The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
29:48 12/10/2021
95 - Ben Fogle
My guest today is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and adventurer. He is the author of nine Sunday Times bestselling books and is a United Nations Patron of the Wilderness. He has climbed Mount Everest and rowed across The Atlantic Ocean. I am talking today with Ben Fogle
27:31 26/09/2021
94 - Michel Roux
My guest today is a Michelin two-star chef at the London restaurant La Gavroche. He is a judge and presenter on the BBC’s popular prime-time show MasterChef. His new series is ‘French Country Cooking’. I am talking today with Michel Roux, Jnr. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
24:23 16/09/2021
93 - Dr Hilary Jones
My guest today is a medical doctor, presenter, and writer on medical issues and now fiction. He is known to millions from his regular appearances on television. He is the UK’s favourite TV doctor. I am talking today with Dr Hilary Jones… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
27:54 13/09/2021
92 - Kevin McCloud
My guest today is an award-winning designer, writer and television broadcaster. He has presented the internationally-renowned TV show Grand Designs since 1999 and later this year, he’ll be presenting House of The Year. I am talking today with Kevin McCloud. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
29:59 10/09/2021
91 - Paula Radcliffe
My guest today is a former long-distance runner. She is a three-time winner of the London Marathon, three-time New York Marathon champion and Chicago Marathon winner, as well. She was previously the fastest female marathon runner of all time. I am talking today with Paula Radcliffe... The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
23:29 05/09/2021
90 - Anthony Horowitz
My guest today is a novelist and screenwriter whose work includes the Alex Rider series and Foyle’s War. He was chosen by the Arthur Conan Doyle estate to write Sherlock Holmes novels and by the Ian Fleming estate to write James Bond novels. I am talking today with Anthony Horowitz. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
34:43 16/08/2021
89 - Reverend Richard Coles
My guest today is a musician, broadcaster and a Church of England parish priest. His musical career involved partnering with Jimmy Somerville in the band The Communards. He has appeared on BBC shows such as QI, Would I Lie To You? and Have I Got New For You - as well as regularly on Radio 4. He is also Chancellor of The University of Northampton. I am talking today with the Reverend Richard Coles… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
30:25 04/08/2021
88 - Jenny Seagrove
My guest today is an actress famous for appearing in films such as Local Hero, TV shows such as Judge John Deed and countless West End shows. She is also an animal rights campaigner. Her new film is called Off The Rails. I am talking today with Jenny Seagrove. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
28:46 23/07/2021
87 - Stephen Mulhern
My guest today is a multi-award-winning broadcaster, magician, comedian, entrepreneur and actor. Known to millions from Saturday night TV shows and currently presenting ’Rolling In It’ for ITV, I am talking with Stephen Mulhern. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
31:41 13/07/2021
86 - Caitlin Moran
My guest today is a multi-award winning journalist, international best-selling author of ‘How To Be A Woman’ and broadcaster. She has been named as one of Britain’s most influential women and her new book is called ‘More Than A Woman’. I am talking today with Caitlin Moran. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
26:20 12/07/2021
85 - Professor Green
My guest today is an award-winning rapper, songwriter, multi-platinum artist, bestselling author, documentary-maker and television star. He is the patron of the anti-suicide charity CALM and recently set up an online IG support group for new dads @theunlikelydadsclub. I am talking today with Professor Green. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
36:42 21/06/2021
84 - Arlene Phillips
My guest today is a choreographer and theatre director of numerous West End and Broadway musicals, films and TV shows. She has worked with legends like Elton John, Diana Ross, Tom Cruise and Clint Eastwood. She is most famous as a TV judge on such shows as Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance. I am talking today with Arlene Phillips.. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
28:04 07/06/2021
83 - Neil deGrasse Tyson
My guest today is a multi-award-winning astrophysicist and international best-selling author. I am talking today with Neil deGrasse Tyson.. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
28:04 01/06/2021
82 - Jared Harris
My guest today is an award-winning actor - best known for starring in TV shows such as Mad Men, The Crown and Chernobyl and movies such as Sherlock Holmes and Lincoln amongst many others. I am talking today with Jared Harris... The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
23:45 23/05/2021
81 - Daniel Howell
My guest today is a YouTube star with over six million subscribers, with one of his channels having had over 70 million views. He’s an international bestselling author and BBC broadcaster, presenting for Radio 1. I am talking today with Daniel Howell… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
27:54 17/05/2021
80 - Vernon Kay
My guest today is an award-winning radio and television broadcaster - famous for shows on ITV, the BBC, Radio One and Radio X amongst others. I am talking today with Vernon Kay… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
36:41 14/05/2021
79 - Sanjeev Bhaskar
My guest today is an award-winning comedian, actor and broadcaster - best known for TV shows such as The Kumars at No:42, Goodness Gracious Me and Unforgotten. I am talking today with Sanjeev Bhaskar. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online. Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna
31:38 22/03/2021