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Radio Headspace #24 – The Comeback

by Georgie Okell

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Here on Headspace we’ve seen some amazing stories from people who’ve turned their lives around, who have taken on challenges they never thought they could handle, who have become more than they ever thought themselves capable of.

This episode is all about “the comeback,” and shines a light on some of our favorite tales of triumph over adversity from the Radio Headspace archives.

It features snippets of conversation with Rich Roll, one of the world’s fittest men, successful writer and podcast host, who just before his 40th birthday couldn’t even make it up a flight of stairs in his house. For more on his incredible story check out episode 15, Everyday Heroes.

It also showcases part of our Stereotypes episode where Gemma Cairney, Georgia LA and Jameela Jamil talked about stereotypes they faced in the TV world. Jameela talks about the challenges of being a woman on television and not being allowed to be funny. For more on their stories, and on the UN HeForShe Campaign, check out the full episode.

Finally, we return to an incredible story of what happens when a surprise diagnosis rocks your world. Earlier this year, we talked to Boarding for Breast Cancer ambassador Megan Pischke about her decision to document her own cancer treatment to help others, and how she stayed strong throughout her treatment and eventual recovery. This episode also featured a conversation with Ella Woodward, the incredibly successful food writer and blogger who used her diet to recover from a rare and debilitating condition.

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Georgie Okell

Georgie Okell is a TV and Radio host from the UK. She currently hosts and produces the podcast Radio Headspace, which has almost 1 million plays in 2015. She also runs marathons.

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