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Clare Balding

34 Podcast Episodes

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"It's either Jane Austen or Clare Balding" (Pride & Prejudice 1995 – part 1)

Austen Translation

We're back baby, and better than ever. This week we discuss the first two episodes of the OG Pride and Prejudice BBC miniseries with Colin Firth. So much chaos and laughter! We hope you enjoy! x  Get in touch via email at austentranslationpod@gmail.com or austen_translation_pod on Instagram. Adieu! 

1hr 9mins

9 Jul 2021

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10: Episode 10: Clare Balding

General Talk

This wide-ranging interview covers Clare Balding's experiences during her presenting career; the strong link between the Armed Forces and sport; how animals can bring strong mental health benefits; and women and their beliefs on ambition.  Clare Balding’s interview was originally recorded for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s virtual event, Friday Night In, on Friday 5th March 2021. Clare appeared alongside guest speakers such as John Simpson, Simon McCoy and General Lord Dannatt for an evening of entertainment, which raised more than £23,500 for the charity.


7 May 2021

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Clare Balding: Ms Healey, dogs on Zoom, suspensions, the power of sport, writing books and Russia | #7

My Best Teacher

In this episode of the My Best Teacher podcast we chat to author, broadcaster and journalist Clare Balding about her school days, including:How her English teacher helped her recover from an early school setbackWhy dogs need to get better at video-conferencingUsing sport to help define herself at schoolA memorable trip to RussiaA new book she's written for children called Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going


16 Apr 2021

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Who Do You Think You Are? Podcast

Sports presenter and broadcaster Clare Balding has always been curious about her maternal great-grandfather and the 'thing that has been sort of whispered in the family - could he have been gay?' Getting to the truth of the matter is a challenge when all the evidence comes from a time when homosexuality was illegal. Digging into her father's side of the family takes Clare to New Jersey and New York, where she uncovers an extraordinary dynasty and American roots stretching back generations.


13 Apr 2021

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Clare Balding and Graham Moore

The Richard and Judy Book Club, exclusive to WHSmith

This week’s Book Club read is The Holdout. What happens when the jurors who found someone guilty of murder are brought back together for a Netflix series ten years later? Will they all remember the events in the same way? Will they all stand by the decision they made? Author Graham Moore joins Richard and Judy to explain how his own experience of being a juror on a murder trial influenced his desire to ask these questions. Broadcaster Clare Balding has also published a new book – Fall Off. Get Back On. Keep Going. – a non-fiction book looking at how to inspire and cultivate confidence in young children. Together, they all explore their own childhoods feeling like outsiders, and where their confidence in adulthood has come from. Simply head online to whsmith.co.uk to browse the entire Spring Book Club collection, and use the code SPRING10 for a 10% discount.


1 Apr 2021

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A Chinwag with Clare Balding

Two Mr Ps in a Pod(Cast)

We were delighted to welcome Clare Balding OBE as a guest on to the podcast this week. Clare is a TV presenter, sportswoman, bestselling author and all-round national treasure. We talked to Clare about her first non-fiction book for children in April. Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going (https://amzn.to/37dx2pZ)is a handbook about resilience, where Clare shares her warm, funny and reassuring personal insights into what it means to make mistakes and be unafraid of failure. You can follow Clare on Instagram: instagram.com/clarebalding and on twitter: twitter.com/clarebalding Don't forget to get your tickets for our next live show - mrpict.eventbrite.co.uk.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 5mins

14 Feb 2021

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Paul McKenna's Positivity Podcast

My guest today is a BAFTA award-winning broadcaster, journalist and best-selling author. She is most well known for presenting sports programmes. I am talking today with Clare Balding. The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive.Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online.Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna


18 Oct 2020

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Clare Balding, David Baddiel and more kids review their parents’ record collections.

Scott Mills and Chris Stark

Scott and Chris set up your weekend with more laughs and your stories. This week they chat with Clare Balding, David Baddiel plays the Upside Down Quiz and more children review their mum and dad’s taste in music.

1hr 40mins

17 Oct 2020

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Clare Balding and fading now…Clinton Baptist! #254

The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast

Another batch of podcasting Chris Moyles Show goodness for you to dive into this week with infamous spiritual medium Clinton Baptsite returning to the show...in the flesh! (at a social distance of course). And, in honour of the brilliant Taskmaster moving to a new slot on Channel 4 Chris had a ‘horny’ challenge to put to Dom and Pippa! Clare Balding also joined us virtually to tell us all about her brand new book ‘Heroic Animals’ and told us a hilarious tale about a headless chicken!? We also managed to find time for a few rounds of The Lip Reading Game and Matt Parkes-Smith knocked up some Reverse Words for the team to try and replicate. Then there was also the debate over how to properly pronounce the name Yvonne. Plus, for the nerds, there’s even a special ‘Regional TV Idents Game’ inspired from Chris’ Yorkshire Television t-shirt, but how many can you get right? Find out on this week’s podcast!And if that wasn’t enough, here’s more…Chris’ Home Brewing KitSing Alone LiveHot Tub Party ShutdownEnjoy!The Chris Moyles Show on Radio XWeekdays 6:30-10amRadioX.co.uk

1hr 40mins

16 Oct 2020

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Paralympic Feels: Clare Balding

Sport and the Feels

While the athletes  are the real superstars, few can dispute the fact that live TV coverage of the Paralympics has helped change perceptions of disability sport and alter attitudes in society.  We have a lot to thank Clare Balding for: In 2004, the BBC decided to show the Paralympics live for the first time and Clare was the host.  Fast-forward to London 2012 and, after a prominent Olympics for the BBC, she was the face of Channel 4 for the biggest, most ambitious, most successful coverage of a Paralympic Games in TV history.   The coverage pushed boundaries and won a BAFTA.  Clare wasn't afraid to ask questions we wanted to but were perhaps afraid to ask.  She talks about how she took on the role, how things have moved forward with every games and the challenges still being faced by those athletes with disabilities.  Lee McKenzie joins the Sport and the Feels team for this second episode in the series.  She claims Clare helped her drink Rio out of gin.  Clare blames Lee's "ring-leader" tendencies.  Which she disputes. Plus a kitten update and a surprise mention for Eric Pickles.


26 Aug 2020