Thu, 4 May 2017
Rowen Colman is an Award Winning New York and Sunday Times best-selling author; she’s been writing professionally for over 15 years and has published over 30 books. However, she still finds it difficult to fill in online forms and sometimes gets lost on buses.
In this episode of The Codpast, Rowen talks about how despite the general consensus dyslexics make fantastic writers, she shares her advice on writing with dyslexia and explains why sometimes non-dyslexics can be ‘a bit rubbish.’
Direct download: 045_-_Epiosde_34_-_Confessions_of_a_Poldarling.mp3
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Tue, 4 April 2017
Born entrepreneur Rob Manly, used school more as a business incubator than a place for gaining grades. Although he was persistent, full of drive and bursting with innovative ideas. By the age of 17, a string of failed ventures forced him into every entrepreneur’s nightmare…working for the man!
In this episode of The Codpast, we hear how Rob went from being a retail assistant to making the business pitch of his life to the panel of the BBC’s Dragons Den.
You can hear the full story on this month’s episode of The Codpast.
Tue, 14 March 2017
It’s said that 50% of the prison population are dyslexic or struggle with reading and literacy. Jason Cook, a veteran member of the 50% club, for the second time found himself on the wrong side of prison bars. Although he’d become hardened to the crime, drugs and violence that came with the territory, there was one thing that still filled him with dread…facing his fear of education. That was until a prison teacher helped him unlock a part of him that he never knew existed. To hear the whole story, listen to this month’s episode of The Codpast.
Direct download: 043_-_The_Codpast__Eps_32_-_On_the_Write_Track.mp3
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Tue, 7 February 2017
In this episode of The Codpast, we speak to Tina Crawford about how an incident that could have brought her life to a halt, instead became the starting point of her new career as one of the UK’s most unique artists.
Direct download: 042_-_The_Codpast_Esp31_-_Rage_Against_the_Machine_2.mp3
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Tue, 10 January 2017
It’s the start of 2017 and as usual we like to take a look back at some of the great conversations we’ve featured throughout the last year. We’ve interviewed some great guests who’ve shared some truly entertaining and inspirational stories.
This year we’ve got some great guests and shows lined up for you. So subscribe to our podcast and blog to make sure you don’t miss any of the fantastic guests we’ve got lined up for you this year. But until then have a listen to some of the great moments from 2016 that you may have forgotten about.