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Eddie Izzard

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35. Eddie Izzard

My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson

Today we are joined by a guest so wondrous she wouldn't be out of place on another guest’s list! It’s comedian, activist, marathon runner and politician Eddie Izzard.  Join Clive as he hears all about Eddie’s eclectic career. From performing stand-up in a foreign language, to running over 130 marathons and even harbouring ambitions to be a member of parliament, she’s certainly done it all.If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 6mins

10 Aug 2022

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The Korean War, with Eddie Izzard

Conflict of Interest

Why is Korea divided between North and South? Who was Kim Jong Un’s grandfather Kim Il Sun, and what did he want? Why did the United Nations intervene in Korea? And did the Korean War really almost go nuclear? In this episode we were joined by celebrated stand up comedian, writer, actor and activist Eddie Izzard, in a special recording that took place on the ship HMS Belfast. ----    Excerpt from Combat footage, Korean war - newsreel (1950): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF_Ts_6oSi8&ab_channel=MilitaryPublicDomain   Excerpt from Korean War: President Truman Reports - June 1950: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWWiMS1E3nQ&ab_channel=JosephHewes   Excerpt from Inchon Landings - First Pictures (1950) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORilghHW0UQ&ab_channel=BritishPath%C3%A9


4 May 2022

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Pages 65 - 74 │ Calypso, part I │ Read by Eddie Izzard

Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce

Pages 65 - 74 │Calypso, part I│Read by Eddie IzzardAs a dramatic actor, Eddie picked up a Tony nomination for best actor in 2003 for her performance in A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg on Broadway. She was seen recently acting alongside Dame Judi Dench, playing Edward VII to Judi’s Queen Victoria, in Stephen Frears’ Victoria & Abdul. Eddie is also one of the most challenging and respected comedians of her generation, having picked up two Emmys in 1999 and is now performing standup in four languages and has performed in forty five countries. Eddie has therefore been unusual in developing a stellar reputation as a dramatic actor and as a standup comedian.On March 20, 2016, Izzard completed running 27 marathons in 27 days in South Africa as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and raised over £2.6 million ($3.3 million) for Sport Relief, a charity that helps improve the lives of people in impoverished countries. In 2009, Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days through England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland for charity and helped raise £1.8 million ($2.7 million) for Sport Relief. In January 2020 Eddie ran the first part of his 'Make Humanity Great Again' journey, an epic charity challenge running through 29 European capital cities over 29 days. And in January 2021 she ran 32 marathons in 31 days in COVID safe conditions on a treadmill at the Riverside Studios in London, again raising money for charity for the Make Humanity Great Again fund. https://www.eddieizzard.com/en*SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR EARLY EPISODES AND BONUS FEATURESAll episodes of our Ulysses podcast are free and available to everyone. However, if you want to be the first to hear the recordings, by subscribing, you can now get early access to recordings of complete sections.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/channel/shakespeare-and-company/id6442697026Subscribe on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/sandcoIn addition a subscription gets you access to regular bonus episodes of our author interview podcast. All money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit.*Discover more about Shakespeare and Company here: https://shakespeareandcompany.comBuy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulyssesFind out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/homeAdam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.netBuy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-timeDr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpSVisit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ Music production by Adrien Chicot.Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/Follow Adrien Chicot on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/adrienchicot/Photo of Eddie Izzard by Amanda Searle: https://www.instagram.com/amandas_photo/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


8 Feb 2022

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Weighed-In | Episode 90 | Footsteps To The Festival Week 4 With Eddie Izzard

Betfair Betting Podcast

Another busy show with all the weekend action covered plus it’s week 4 of ‘Footsteps To The Festival’ with the team covering The Triumph, Albert Bartlett and the Gold Cup. TC will need to have his sea legs on with his 66/1 tip in the Gold Cup. While ‘Nurse Ratched’ is mad for the Stayers.

1hr 8mins

31 Jan 2022

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Eddie Izzard - Dress to Kill

The Sit Down Comedy Podcast

Ladies and gentlemen and everything far and in-between... What we've got here is a man who is not ashamed of what he's wearing on his sleeve. It's Eddie Izzard! Don't forget to feel bad that this man ran 26 marathons in 26 days IN HEELS. If that's not impressive, you must be dead. Now, put yer heels on and get it moving, sister! Watch before you listen on Amazon Prime Video, which comes with the Amazon Prime membership, free of charge. Thank the bald man himself, when you get a chance - Jeff. Not Chris. P.S. Apologies for the late submission, everybody. The cows got out of the fence again, so it took us a couple of months to wrangle them up. Please use wrangle in a sentence today and call in to tell us at 867-5309. Balls.


31 Jan 2022

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Episode 14: Eddie Izzard

The Q Interview

Eddie Izzard has got to be one of the bravest comedians out there. Her new stand-up show, Wunderbar, is everyone else’s worst nightmare: performing live on stage in her second, third and fourth languages. Izzard sat down with Tom Power to tell us how she does it, and why her goal is to connect with as many people as possible at a time when we seem to be drifting apart.


5 Nov 2021

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Eddie Izzard

What if? with Lorraine & Rosie

Comedian and Actor, Eddie Izzard, joins Lorraine and Rosie to discuss key turning points in her life and the obstacles she's had to climb over.


28 Oct 2021

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Eddie Izzard Talks About Her Comedy Specials, Upcoming Canadian Tour, and Being Happy Within Yourself

Bob Saget's Here For You

Eddie Izzard shares stories from her early teenage years to touring her comedy act all over the world in many languages. Eddie also talks about her involvement in politics, running marathons, and her hopes for the future.See Eddie Live in Canada! https://eddieizzard.com/en/showsCheck out The Lost Symbol on Peacock.I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting my sponsor at BetterHelp.com/bob Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 48mins

18 Oct 2021

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[Full episode] Eddie Izzard, Er-Gene Kahng, Mark Critch

Q with Tom Power

Eddie Izzard talks about touring Canada with her new comedy show, Wunderbar, and why she performs standup around the world in foreign languages — even if she's not fluent. Violinist Er-Gene Kahng explains how an unlikely discovery revived the work of Florence Price, the first Black female composer to have her music played by a major American orchestra. Mark Critch discusses his new memoir, An Embarrassment of Critch's, and the upcoming CBC adaptation of his first book, Son of a Critch.

1hr 6mins

5 Oct 2021

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Eddie Izzard, Black Widow, Tove, Truffle Hunters

Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Mark and Simon are joined by Eddie Izzard, who talks about her film Six Minutes to Midnight.Mark reviews The Truffle Hunters, about older Italian men who hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle; Jason Isaacs in action sci-fi Occupation: Rainfall about survivors of an alien invasion; David Oyelowo’s The Water Man, about a boy who sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure said to have magical healing powers, To Be Someone, a drama set in the world of the mods; Tove, about the life of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomin books; drama Jumbo, which stars Noemie Merlant as Jeanne, a shy young woman who works in an amusement park; and the latest Marvel film Black Widow. And Mark and Simon’s North American Movie Road Trip continues into Québec.They also talk you through the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week, and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to mayo@bbc.co.uk for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents’. 00:13:23 Celebrating Cinema00:16:27 Digital releases00:18:08 Box Office Top 1000:35:27 The Truffle Hunters review00:41:46 Tove review00:44:04 Eddie Izzard interview00:59:36 Jumbo review01:04:22 To Be Someone review01:09:25 North American Movie Road Trip01:15:01 Occupation: Rainfall review01:21:14 The Water Man review01:28:03 TV Movies of the Week01:32:55 Black Widow review01:44:52 DVD of the WeekDownload our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app. We welcome your contributions: Email: mayo@bbc.co.uk Twitter: @wittertainment

1hr 51mins

9 Jul 2021