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  • Summary

  • Broadcaster Sam Walker introduces us to some of the most fascinating and inspirational people who walk amongst us. Meet the ordinary men and women who choose to live far from ordinary lives. From epic career fails to moments of unthinkable madness, these individuals have succeeded in turning their lives around. They now choose to embrace the extreme, excessive and extraordinary.

    In exploring their remarkable lives, we might just look at our own through fresh eyes.

    ©2016 What Goes On Ltd. (P)2016 What Goes On Ltd.
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Episodes
  • S1, Ep. 1: Fran: I Didn't Think *That* Would Change My Life

    Feb 20 2017

    [Contains explicit content] Fran Barker is an award-winning business owner; she's a baker. Yet, less than three years ago she was facing a prison sentence and a life-threatening addiction after a series of extraordinary mistakes and painful revelations.

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    29 mins
  • S1, Ep. 2: Alfie: Most of the Kids Drew a Cowboy....

    Feb 21 2017

    [Contains explicit content] Alfie Joey is an entertainer. A comedian, impressionist, broadcaster and actor. Since he was a small boy, his family said he should be on the stage. But he didn't take that path.

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    25 mins
  • S1, Ep. 3: Barbara: When Colour Finds Its Way Into the Darkest Times

    Feb 22 2017

    [Contains explicit content] Barbara Myers is an artist — a painter and sculptor who sees her art as so much more than just her career. It's an extension of who she is. But until Barbara was in her forties, she'd never even picked up a paintbrush.

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    26 mins

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Excellent!

What did you like most about What Goes On Here?

Touching stories, told by the people themselves. Stories of adaptation, strength, determination and resilience

Who was your favorite character and why?

too many to mention

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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Perfect length to listen to 2-3 chapters whilst out dog walking!

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Beautiful portraits of astonishing real lives

Where does What Goes On Here rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the most moving, beautiful and inspiring sets of interviews I have ever heard.

What was one of the most memorable moments of What Goes On Here?

The artist recounting the loss of her daughter and how she subsequently rebuilt her life was an incredibly powerful story.

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Sam Walker is a masterful interviewer who asks searching yet compassionate questions to draw fascinating stories from her subjects. She also knows just when to step back and let them fill the space in the interview.

Any additional comments?

Each episode captures the joys, sorrows, failures and redemptions of a real life, lived hard.

Just Beautiful.

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Sam Walker rocking this awesome podcast

What made the experience of listening to What Goes On Here the most enjoyable?

Really enjoy this series - Sam is a brilliant host and fantastic at drawing out the best bits of the interviewee
Keep them coming Sam - a great listen

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Great stories Insightful conversations

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I must say what inspiration life stories.
They've made me cry, laugh but most of all how we all could learn from them.

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AMAZING

Wow such amazing true life stories.
Highly recommended. Heartbreaking, sad but all full of positivity. 10/10.

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Powerful and insightful conversations

Loving every episode . So much to learn from each inspiring guest and wonderful reflections .

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Amazing!

What a find! I was sad to finish the 3rd series knowing there isn't going to be any more episodes. I absolutely loved all 3 series. Sam Walker is such a sensitive, empathetic interviewer. I loved every episode.

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great interview skills

loved this, the interview skills were top, great questions been asked and the interviewer were having to assess their answers. 👏

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Inspirational

Introductions and conclusions at times inaudible I couldn't hear the speaker's name or details and wanted to do more research about them. Inspirational and great variety of life stories.

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not so amazing and not awful, just good, just good

several interviews are amazing but overall makes you feel sleepy and too ling at times