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Radio Headspace #50 – Add One Thing: Coach Jim White

by Georgie Okell

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This week we release episode 50 of Radio Headspace, an exciting milestone which we celebrate with a very special episode. As part of our Add One Thing, Change Everything series, I got to interview a true local legend this week.

Coach Jim White is the real life inspiration behind the 2015 Disney movie, McFarland USA, about a team of unlikely high school cross country runners who managed to change their town forever. I went to McFarland High School to interview Danny Diaz, a former runner, who now works as a counsellor at the school, and Coach White himself, who is widely regarded by the community of McFarland as a hero.

I’ll be back next week speaking to Maria Popova, creator and curator of Brain Pickings. As always, if you want to get in touch with us you can:,​ and don’t forget to subscribe to Radio Headspace on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode.

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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