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The Joe Wicks Podcast

Monday, July 27th, 2020 - 44 minutes

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better?

Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them.

David Harewood, actor and BAFTA nominated documentary maker, is best known for his role in US drama ‘Homeland’. When he’s back home, and not on location filming in Canada and the US, he loves to start every day in the park, walking his little cavapoo ‘Sebby’.

In his early 20s David had a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned. Joe hears how David’s experience with psychosis is the subject of a BBC documentary where he re-visits that difficult time in his life. David also tells Joe how hard it’s been for him to find work in the UK as a black actor, and how his tenacity to succeed has led him to leading roles in Hollywood. They talk extreme sports, online gaming, and David tries to convince Joe that sometimes happiness is putting your feet up and taking a break.

Summer holiday’s been postponed and you’re feeling down? Forget about it. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

Producer: Clare Salisbury.
Editor: Dimitri Houtart
A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4

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