OwlTail

Cover image of Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer

31 Podcast Episodes

Latest 1 May 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

Johnny Mercer, Super League in Tatters and Not A Goodbye but A See You Soon!

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham

John Rentoul starts the show, to discuss Johnny Mercer leaving government. Jason Cundy and Ray Parlour join Mike to give their opinion on the European Super League. Neil Oliver joins Mike for their weekly chat. Finally, legendary music producer Steve Lillywhite speaks to Mike about his love for football and his thoughts on the big six backing out.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 12mins

21 Apr 2021

Episode artwork

9: Episode 9: Johnny Mercer

General Talk

Podcast host Harry Bucknall talks to Johnny Mercer, minister for defence people and veterans. The wide-ranging interview covers the rights of Commonwealth veterans to residency after they’ve served; the ‘egregious’ experiences of servicemen and women at the hands of the Historic Investigations Unit; and the ‘huge resistance’ to talking about suicide, Mercer admits he finds politics a challenge and resolves “I’ll keep going until we do our duty by our people or someone comes along and does it better.”

28mins

1 Apr 2021

Similar People

Episode artwork

With Johnny Mercer MP and Howard Davies from Salcombe Gin

In Conversation With... from Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to episode 1! Stuart Elford talks to Johnny Mercer MP, in a very open interview, about the highs and lows of being an MP, his opinions on politics and politicians, and 'that' shower scene. Our first Chamber Made guest is Howard Davies from Salcombe Distilling, home of Salcombe Gin.

36mins

1 Feb 2021

Episode artwork

Johnny Mercer and a Brief History of Time in Savannah, GA

Middle Name Hercules

Join us as we take a deep dive into the life of Johnny Mercer...'s hometown, Savannah, GA. Mercer wrote the lyrics to approximately 1,500 songs in his lifetime and went on to found Capitol Records. 

56mins

26 Jan 2021

Most Popular

Episode artwork

Johnny Mercer MP

Veterans In Politics by CampaignForce

Veterans In Politics Premiere Episode with Veterans' Minister Johnny Mercer MPWe kick off this Pilot Series of the Veterans In Politics Podcast with none other than former 29 Commando Officer, Johnny Mercer MP.During this 20 minute chat our host Jonny Ball delves into our guest's early entry into politics, finds out what motivates him as well as who inspires him.  We simply had to kick off this series with Johnny.NOTE- We are independently funded without any fancy sponsors so rely on you to rate, donate or become our mate.  To help get us started, please don't forget to rate (here!), and to donate (https://www.gofundme.com/f/armed-forces-stand-up-and-serve-again) or become our mate (on our website www.campaignforce.co.uk/contact).  For more info on Johnny go to https://www.johnnyforplymouth.co.uk/#StandUpServeAgain

20mins

4 Oct 2020

Episode artwork

OTR Christmas Shows - First Song - Johnny Mercer Let It Snow - 1946-02-16 AFRS Your Hit Parade

OTR Christmas Shows

---------------------------------------------------------------------------Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to Listenhttps://live365.com/station/Sherlock-Holmes-Classic-Radio--a91441----------------------------------------------------------------------------Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

28mins

4 Oct 2020

Episode artwork

OTR Christmas Shows - First Song - Johnny Mercer Let It Snow - 1946-04-20 AFRS Your Hit Parade

OTR Christmas Shows

---------------------------------------------------------------------------Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to Listenhttps://live365.com/station/Sherlock-Holmes-Classic-Radio--a91441----------------------------------------------------------------------------Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

29mins

4 Oct 2020

Episode artwork

Johnny Mercer

The Bad Piano Player

The bad piano player learns about Johnny Mercer this week, the Oscar-winning lyricist who penned many jazz standards including "Autumn Leaves" and the everlasting "Moon River." 

34mins

14 Jul 2020

Episode artwork

5. Johnny Mercer on mental illness, grief and grit

Crisis What Crisis?

Johnny Mercer, government minister and former Commando, talks with brutal honesty about his childhood battles with mental illness, including severe OCD. And, with astonishing frankness, he describes his brutal and heart-breaking experiences in Afghanistan where he was witness to countless horrors, not least the death of his close friend Mark Chandler. An emotional, powerful – and for those looking for crisis lessons – useful episode. Johnny’s Crisis Cures: 1. Stay strategic: “You have your goals and they have to be realistic; but once they are set the key is to focus on those and not get distracted by the niff naff and trivia.” 2. Keep perspective: “So much is down to luck; whether it’s an accident, whether it’s your career, whether it’s war, luck has such a heavy hand to play that you have to bear everything you do in perspective.” 3. It will end: “Seize the initiative; you’re never going to be in a crisis forever... whatever you’re going through things will return to normal just stick it out.” Links: We Were Warriors – One Soldier’s Story of Brutal Combat is available via Amazon.co.uk OCD-UK: https://www.ocduk.org Tickets For Troops: https://www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk Help for Heroes: https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk Episode Notes: Johnny Mercer is the non-graduate who should never have succeeded at Sandhurst – but who went on to be one of the most combat experienced officers in Afghanistan. The non-voter who should never have got elected, but who is now a Government Minister tipped as a potential future PM.   What’s more remarkable are the challenges – as both a child and adult – that Johnny has faced down. An upbringing in a strict religious household that almost, in his words, destroyed his mind. A childhood that led him to develop an extreme Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the management of which Johnny describes as a continual ‘work in progress.’ His approach to these crises, with the support of CBT and other treatments, was to find a greater, tougher challenge to focus on. That came in his three Afghan tours during which he risked his life almost daily. But it also left him confronting visceral grief when his close colleague and friend Mark ‘Bing’ Chandler was killed instantly as they fought side by side. I found Johnny’s methods of coping in these extreme situations compelling. Accepting and embracing that luck plays such a huge part in crisis situations, understanding and accepting your limitations as well as your potential and, perhaps most powerfully, remembering always that courage is just as contagious as fear. Stream/Buy 'Allies' by Some Velvet Morning - https://ampl.ink/qp6bmSome Velvet Morning Website: www.somevelvetmorning.co.uk

1hr 10mins

2 Jul 2020

Episode artwork

Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from shadow cabinet - do you back Starmer's decision? & mental health hour with Johnny Mercer MP

Iain Dale - The Whole Show

Rebecca Long-Bailey is sacked from the shadow cabinet for sharing an article containing an "anti-Semitic conspiracy theory"- do you back Starmer's decision? Johnny Mercer MP (Minister for Defence People and Veterans) joins us on the mental health hour to answer your questions on mental health in the armed forces.

2hr 25mins

25 Jun 2020

Loading