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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.

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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!

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Ep. 30.5 – Happy 1-year Anniversary Wishes from Tracey Ullman and Julia Fordham

Julia Fordham and Tracey Ullman

 

Comedy Legend Tracey Ullman – a former guest of The Chat and tennis partner of Claire’s – and Legendary Songstress Julia Fordham – Claire’s sister and singer of The Chat theme tune – wish Claire Fordham and The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast a happy 1-year anniversary in this quick clip sent from London.

You will not want to miss Tracey’s spot-on impression of Claire or their beautiful rendition of the ‘Happy Birthday’ song!

 

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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.

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Ep. 018: Law Professor Jeff Baker

Law Professor Jeff Baker

 

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews law professor Jeff Baker.

Jeff runs Pepperdine University’s Community Justice Clinic, where he practices with law students to provide pro bono legal services to local nonprofits in Malibu and international nongovernmental organizations dedicated to justice, human rights, and community empowerment among vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Some of the clinic’s client’s have a global reach like Malibu based Medicine for Humanity. Listen as Jeff explains why the law is important and whether President Trump is playing fast and loose with the constitution.

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Ep. 14: Comedy Legend Tracey Ullman

Comedy Legend Tracey Ullman

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews comedy legend and actress Tracey Ullman.

Tracey has won seven Emmys and been nominated 24 times. So far.

Tracey has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and was the first recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy.

She’s at the top of her game on both sides of the Atlantic with new series on HBO and the BBC. I reckon the best is yet to come for this outstanding tour de force. This is us chatting  about tennis, comedy, acting, plastic surgery and much more.

 

Tracey as Dame Judi Dench

 

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Ep. 010: Shaman Mandy King

Shaman Mandy King

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews Shaman Mandy King.

Mandy talks about her work as a spiritual healer and we listen in as Mandy locates Claire’s inner soul during a session and gives advice on how to be more effective in work and life in general.

Also, hear Mandy’s thoughts on why Claire broke her elbow.

 

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Ep. 008: Actress Denise Welch and Artist Lincoln Townley

Actress Denise Welch and Artist Lincoln Townley

In this episode of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast, Claire interviews top British actress Denise Welch and her husband, artist Lincoln Townley.

The couple has defied tabloid predictions that their showbiz marriage wouldn’t last. Since they both gave up booze and drugs five years ago, their careers, health and happiness have gone from strength to strength.

Denise and Lincoln talk about their success, the importance of family and sobriety. Be inspired by Lincoln who was rejected by 93 galleries before getting a yes that’s led to him being one of Britain’s most collectible artists. Join me in applauding Denise as she talks about her ongoing battle with depression and her latest West End play.

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Ep. 005 – Exonerated Man Bruce Lisker – Part 2

Exonerated Man Bruce Lisker

     This is Part 2 of The Chat with Claire Fordham podcast episode where Claire interviews exonerated man Bruce Lisker who spent 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, his fight for freedom and justice. And we learn who did kill Bruce’s mother.

Bruce is joined by his wife, Kara Noble Lisker, who began writing to Bruce when she read about his case in the LA Times.

The couple, who married in 2011, talk openly about their relationship, the need for criminal justice reform and what they are doing to help others.

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