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People, Just People (Series 2)

By: Dermot O'Leary
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  • Summary

  • Dermot O'Leary welcomes you back to the second season of his interview podcast, People, Just People. Inspired by understanding how some of the most interesting people in all walks of life got to where they have, Dermot chats candidly with guests about key moments that have defined them, the lessons they have learnt and much more.

    Dermot says: 'People, Just People is born out of curiosity to find out more about the lives of individuals that I've watched from afar - but not had the chance to get to know. How they got to where they did, the highs and lows that shaped that journey, and what have they learned along the way?'

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. New episodes will arrive in your Library weekly, on a Thursday.

    ©2020 Audible, Ltd. (P)2020 Audible, Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Kate Adie
    Apr 22 2020

    As BBC Television's Chief News Correspondent in the 80s and 90s, Kate Adie was present at keys events which defined those decades... Tiananmen Square, Gulf War 1, Bosnia, Libya and the Fall of the Berlin Wall to name but some of the stories she reported on.

    As a female journalist in a male dominant world, Kate pushed back barriers – literally and metaphorically, to be at the centre of world events.

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    43 mins
  • Ep. 2: The Fastnet Race Tragedy
    Apr 22 2020

    The 1979 Fastnet Yachting Race was one of Britain’s worst maritime events. What was meant to be a thrilling leisure activity turned in to disaster, when a perfect storm hit the race. 75 boats capsized, 5 sank and 19 people died.

    Matt Sheahan was just 17 when he and his father set sail. Janet Grosvenor was Deputy Race Director. Both tell their story.

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    40 mins
  • Ep. 3: Yasmin Le Bon
    Apr 22 2020

    Yasmin Le Bon was synonymous with fashion in the 80s and 90s – living a lifestyle that millions aspired to. Working the catwalks of Paris and Milan for the likes of Lagerfeld, Versace and Christian Dior... she was one of the world’s most in demand models, at a time when the first Supermodels were household names.

    She will tell us what the fashion industry was really like back then.

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    41 mins

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A Slice of Interview History.

With much of it recorded during lockdown, I have really enjoyed these 'chats' and gained real insight into the lives of a whole range of personalities and people. After almost skipping the one about the Fastnet Disaster, I was fascinated by the story and impressed by Dermot's ability as an interviewer to shut up and let them get on with it.
Annoyed by one reviewer who stated he was annoyed by Dermot's voice... if you don't like the interviewer, don't download his work! It's like ordering pasta if you know you don't like Italian food...

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In depth 1-2-1 discussion with interesting people

I enjoyed this. Good choice of people with interesting back stories but not vacuous 'celebrities'.

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Good listen

Not sure if i would like this series of chats, but it surprised me, even better its a freebie so go and get it

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An Event I Remember

Living on the south coast, we would take our cabin cruiser over for a part of Cowes Week, and of course we followed this tragedy, and for months afterwards in discussions at the Yacht Club. The graphic details of what it was actually like to be in that race, capsized and fighting to stay alive, brought to me the escalating horror of the crew.

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loved the conversations, but each not long enough

Dermot is a great interviwer, but why does he have to say 'we much touch on that quickly, as we haven't enough time' ... very frustrating for everyone involved!!!

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Good interviewer

Dermot is a very good interviewer. I found the interview with Kate Adie particularly good. A fascinating insight into her life.

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Dermot, just Dermot

Dermot is a very natural presenter. The pick of people that he is interviewing should be mandatory listening as it's both educational and entertaining. What more could you ask for?

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Brilliant!

I hope there are more series. These interviews are not too long, but long enough to get a good feel of the interviewees. I could have listened to the 'Bletchley girls' for much longer as with Stig Abel, both from this series. I would have loved to hear more from Kate Adie and the Filming Wildlife couple Emma Napper & Tom Crowley, from the first series.
Dermot is a consummate interviewer, allowing his guests to tell their stories but I enjoyed listening to the snippets from his own life too as he related to the conversation.

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Natural and flowing

No denying it, Dermot is great at what he does. Natural interviewing and informative, interesting conversation, not stilted, just flowing. Some of the guests were more cooperative than others and engaged with Dermot in a really relaxed way. I don't think it lacked nothing from being recorded under tricky circumstances, I wouldn't have known had it not been pointed out to me. I hope there are more recorded. Well done all involved. This is a quality production.

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Great series

Dermot really brings the people he interviews to life. Not the normal boring questions, or the sensational questions, but we'll thought out and realistic questions. I loved the first series and this is right up there with great programmes.

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