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Ep. 34 – British Actor & Singer Richard Shelton

British Actor & Singer Richard Shelton

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews British actor and singer, Richard Shelton.

Richard has enjoyed enormous success on both sides of The Atlantic starring in film, TV and theater. Music is his passion. He’s a wonderful singer.

Combining his talents, Richard wrote and stars in ‘Sinatra: RAW’, a play about the last intimate performance by Frank Sinatra prior to his first retirement in 1971, imagining the icon’s state of mind as he answers life long allegations in-between some of Frank’s best loved songs.

http://richardshelton.co.uk/

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Ep. 33 – Artist & Environmentalist Dianna Cohen

Artist & Environmentalist Dianna Cohen

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews visual artist and co-founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Dianna Cohen.
The Plastic Pollution Coalition has many initiatives but one in particular is something we can all get on board with – drastically cutting down on single use plastics like straws, bags and containers.
They’ve been banned in many places but there is still much we can learn from this environmentalist who has traveled the world looking for solutions to plastic pollution that is killing animals and fish and poisoning our oceans and land.

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Ep. 31 – Producer & Songwriter Simon Climie

Producer & Songwriter Simon Climie

In this first anniversary episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews multi Grammy award-winning Producer and Songwriter Simon Climie.

Simon enjoyed great international success in the 80s as the singing half of the British pop duo Climie Fisher with smash hits including Love Changes (Everything). He also wrote hits for George Michael, Aretha Franklyn, Pat Benatar, Smokey Robinson and Jeff Beck.

But it’s as Eric Clapton’s long time producer and collaborator that Simon is best known. Very conveniently, Eric Clapton’s first Christmas album, Happy Xmas, is released today.

We have tracks from Eric’s hot of the presses new album as Producer Simon Climie explains how the songs were chosen and played. Also some of Simon’s biggest hits and tracks he produced for Singing Sensation Michael McDonald.

And Tracy Ullman and Julia Fordham sing us Happy Birthday!

http://simonclimie.com/

http://www.ericclapton.com/

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Ep. 30 – Homeless Activists Dr. Marilyn Wells and KamGi & Kyle Finch

Dr. Marilyn Wells

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews Homeless Activist and Philanthropist Dr. Marilyn Wells, KamGi and Kyle Finch who feed the homeless and “S”, a homeless man.

With 58,000 people currently sleeping rough in LA, one podcast can’t begin to explain the enormity of the issue or discuss all the solutions but we hope that by hearing these inspiring and fascinating people share their observations and stories of what they are doing to help the homeless and in one case, try to escape homelessness, it might inspire you to get involved and help.

It’s a sobering thought that most of us live paycheck to paycheck and are therefore one month away from homelessness ourselves. At the very least, we hope this episode will make us all more compassionate.

www.storiesfrontline.org

www.csh.org

www.beloveapparel.com

KamGi & Kyle Finch

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Ep. 28: Advertising Titan Aaron Walton

Advertising Titan Aaron Walton

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews Advertising Titan Aaron Walton.

Aaron is co-founder of Walton Isaacson, a full-service advertising agency, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami and Dallas. Aaron’s boundless creativity and strategic acumen have made him one of the most admired executives throughout the advertising, brand marketing and entertainment industries.

Since turning 50, Aaron has been a runway model and muse for the internationally renowned haute couture fashion designer, Rynshu. He walks the runway twice a year during Paris Men’s Fashion Week.

Aaron chats about the changing world of advertising, working with Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando on iconic Pepsi ads and how he feels about people like me fast forwarding through the ads when we watch our favorite TV shows.

www.waltonisaacson.com

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Ep. 27 – Singer & Entertainer Mari Wilson

Singer & Entertainer Mari Wilson

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews British singing sensation Mari Wilson.

Known in the UK as the Neasden Queen of Soul, Mari had a string of hits in the 80s then ditched her signature Beehive hair do for something more manageable, carried on making great music and has never stopped writing songs and gigging.

Mari chats about being a working class girl from Neasden who made it big and then made it bigger, starring as her singing heroine Dusty Springfield in Dusty: The Musical and getting her first Emmy nomination this year after 35 years in the biz.

http://www.mariwilson.co.uk/

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Ep. 26 – Hollywood Legend Cloris Leachman

Hollywood Legend Cloris Leachman

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews Hollywood Legend Cloris Leachman.

In a brilliant career spanning seven decades, Cloris has won eight Prime Time Emmy awards (a long standing record now tied with Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a Daytime Emmy and the big one – an Academy Award – for her role in The Last Picture Show.

Cloris chats about love, family, her favorite roles and what it’s like to be a Hollywood Legend aged 92.

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Ep. 25 – Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Suzanne Donovan

Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Suzanne Donovan

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews Infectious Disease expert Dr. Suzanne Donovan who went to Sierra Leone at the height of the Ebola outbreak where her first consult was for an American doctor infected with the deadly disease.

Dr. Donovan is Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and the Infectious Diseases Department at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. There’s not much she doesn’t know about infectious diseases from TB, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Ebola and Zika to the importance of condoms to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

She talks about the real and present danger of drug resistant bacteria and how critical it is to vaccinate our children.

We’ll also hear about the time a tribal chief in the Amazon personally supervised an Ayahuasca ceremony for her as a thank you for helping his people during an outbreak of typhoid fever.

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Ep. 22 – British Broadcaster Russ Kane

British Broadcaster Russ Kane

 

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews British broadcaster Russ Kane.

For twenty years, Russ was the voice of Capital Radio’s ‘Flying Eye’, forming an on-air partnership with Chris Tarrant to create the most listened-to commercial radio show in the world.

Now, Russ has a show on BBC Radio London, is writing a novel and doing stand up comedy in London and LA.

Russ talks about being in the Flying Eye when it crashed into a tree, why he won’t appear on Britain’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and lots of fun stuff.

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www.twitter.com/RussKane

www.Facebook.com/RussKane

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Ep. 019 – Singer-songwriter Judith Owen

Singer-songwriter Judith Owen

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews singer songwriter Judith Owen.

This Welsh Wonder has a new album out on May 25th, redisCOVERed, where Judith works her musical magic on some classic songs both old and new.

Her live shows are not to be missed. Judith Owen rocks it real hard. A US tour to promote the album kicks off in New York on May 10.

In between some tracks from the album, Claire and Judith chat about touring with Brian Ferry, her brilliant band and being married to the most iconic bass player in the world – Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap A.K.A Harry Shearer.

www.judithowen.net

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