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Worldwide Will – Episode 7: David O’Mahoney

Afghanistan veteran Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season 2 is in collaboration with Emma Willis’ Style for Soldiers charity, who create smart, well-fitting clothing for injured veterans. Will was joined pre-lockdown by David O'Mahoney, who suffered a life-changing brain injury during service. They discussed how this affected David's life, his inspiring story of recovery, and his recent success as a motivational speaker.
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Worldwide Will: Season Two Trailer

Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. Season Two explores the stories of beneficiaries of Style for Soldiers, a charity founded by fashion designer Emma Willis, that makes bespoke clothing for injured veterans, in an effort to improve their conf idence and mental health. Just before the UK Lockdown, Will chatted to 9 veterans with life-changing injuries sustained in recent conflicts. They opened up about horrific experiences & trauma, and their inspiring stories of overcoming these obstacles.

Golden Nuggets: Episode 3 – Lee Parkinson

This week, Al had a call with Lee Parkinson, AKA Mr P - Teacher, & co-host of 2Ps in a Pod - the most popular education podcast in the UK, with 300k followers. Lee has been teaching at Davyhulme Primary in Manchester for 12 years. Alongside his teaching, he became an Apple Distin guished Educator, using technology to transform learning. He puts pedagogy at the heart of everything he does & aims to get more schools working ‘smarter, not harder.’ They discussed the growing role of technology in education & how it can be used effectively in education.

Velmondo – “Early Echoes”

Electronic artist Arnau Obiols AKA Velmondo is an electronic producer, living in Barcelona. His production style takes influence from the various blossoming genres of electronic music in the 70's, creating textures and rhythms from analogue instruments and raw primitive sounds. I n December 2019 he released his Debut EP as Velmondo on John Talabot's esteemed Hivern Discs label. He has put together a mix for whynow titled 'Early Echoes', in tribute to the Dub Pioneers of the latter half of the 20th century.

Golden Nuggets: Episode 2 – Lawrence Dallaglio OBE

Al chats to Lawrence Dallaglio about the purpose of being selfless and your impact on society.

 Lawrence is one of Englands most celebrated rugby players. After retiring from the game having won both the Rugby World Cup and Sevens World Cup, 85 caps for England and countless other achievements, he is now a BT Sports presenter and founder of Rugby Works, a long-term skills development charity based on rugby, aiming to get teenagers into sustained education, employment or training. Lawrence spoke to Al about his Italian upbringing, family values, his

Golden Nuggets: Episode 1 – Stuart Lancaster

During the midst of the Coronavirus lockdown, Al gave Stuart Lancaster a call to chat about his life, career and what it takes to become a leader. Stuart Lancaster is currently working at Leinster rugby club as a professional 1XV rugby coach. He was England Head Rugby Coach betwe en 2011-2015. He also runs leadership courses through, regularly presents on webinars and provides free resources on LinkedIn.

whynow Weekly – Episode 8

This week the whynow team spoke to Junior Tomlin, the revered rave poster artist. Caspar Giri guided us through cooking the perfect rack of lamb in Conscious Cooking. Eva Clifford chats to photographer Akasha Rabut about Death Magick Abundance – her first book about the real Ne w Orleans. Arts Editor Raphael Tiffou continues his journey through Roger Ebert’s ​Great Movies​ list and Percy Preston submitted a brand new entry into his lockdown diary. In other news, whynow Radio is now live on the website.
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Worldwide Will – Episode 6: Roy Thornburn

Will Watkins chats to fellow veterans about their lives and experiences. On this episode, he sat down with Roy Thornburn and they discussed his military career, a devastating experience in Afghanistan and the effect that had on Roy's mental wellbeing, as well as his journey to re covery.

whynow Weekly – Episode 7

We took a trip to Peckham’s Blenheim Forge, where Japanese-style kitchen knives are crafted by hand. Sammi Gale checks out Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s ‘Floating Piers' from the safety of his home. Eva Clifford chats to Parisian Photographer Sébastien Leban, who captures hi s eerily quiet neighbourhood in Paris from his 5th floor window, and Tom Glover spoke to jazz troubadour Shabaka Hutchings. Will Watkins brought us another episode of his podcast, exploring the lives of war veterans, and we had a guest mix from DJ and label-owner, Cimmerii.


Universal Language Records Founder and XOYO Resident Cimmerii brings us a mix titled 'Alice in Isolation'. The intro reflects the dream-like rabbit hole of Alice in Wonderland, before she dives into a selection of synth-heavy, space-age disco and club tracks. Expect music from Sp ace Dimension Controller, Silk Rhodes, Tei Shi and an exclusive unreleased tune from Cimmerii.

Worldwide Will – Episode 5: Alex Smith

Will sat down with Alex Smith, a fellow Afghanistan Veteran. They chatted about some dangerous moments whilst serving, overcoming PTSD and how Alex launched his clothing line, Redcoat Apparel in 2018.

whynow Weekly – Episode 6

This week, we aired our first episode of our new series, “Conscious Cooking” with chef Caspar Giri. In our Read section, We heard Charlie Mitchell's lockdown diary entry, Raphael Tiffou ticked off some films from his 300+ list, & Sammi Gale reviewed Vivarium. We also released more podcast episodes from 25 minutes and Worldwide Will.

25 Minutes – Episode 4: Julia Toppin & Cheraine Donalea Scott

Shem & Lukman spoke to lecturer, English Teacher & Record Label owner Julia Toppin & PHD candidate & Lecturer, Cheraine Donalea Scott about Black British music movements & culture.

Worldwide Will – Episode 4: Paul Nayman

This week, Will spoke to Paul Nayman, about his life and experiences in his three tours of Afghanistan. They discussed the difficulties of returning to normal life after service, how they both struggled with mental health issues and more.

whynow Weekly – Episode 5

This week we caught up with Legendary Musician, Ronnie Wood. We also explored the work of photographer Arina Voronova, who captured rare moments of romance in such trying times. Nicola Davies spoke to 21-year-old RnB artist Jasmine Jethwa & Percy Preston gave us the first entry o f his Lockdown Diary. On the listen section we had another episode from 25 minutes, where Shem & Lukman chatted to traveller, Fabio Cao, who has visited every country in the world.

25 Minutes – Episode 3: Fabio Cao

Shem & Lukman chatted to Fabio Cao, who has travelled to 198 different countries. He describes his passion for travelling, his favourite country, most dangerous experiences and more.

whynow Weekly – Episode 4

This week we spoke to hair stylist Sam McKnight, explored Tariq Disu's creative process & chatted to Berhana before his sold-out show at Village Underground. On the audio side, we had another episode from Worldwide Will, a mix from BOA & more.

Worldwide Will – Episode 3: Tairon Coronel

Tairon Coronel discusses his upbringing in Columbia, to serving in Afghanistan and more in the latest episode of Worldwide Will.

Worldwide Will – Episode 2: Stefan Egan

Stefan Egan opens up about his difficult childhood, serving in Afghanistan whilst battling a drug addiction, and his new life and passions post-service.

25 Minutes – Episode 2: Darrel Blake

Shem & Lukman chatted to Darrel Blake, a London-based public speaker, teacher and activist. They discussed equality in the education system and much more.

Worldwide Will – Episode 1: Intro

Afghanistan veteran Will chats to fellow veterans about their lives. In the first episode, Will opens up about his own life and experiences.

whynow Weekly – Episode 3

This week we interviewed music video producer Ruff Mercy. We also chatted to UK Jazz mainstay Tenderlonious, & Brixton-born musician, Santino Le Saint, about his new mixtape. We also launched our Worldwide Will podcast series.

whynow Weekly – Episode 2

Your weekly update for new content on This week we spoke to custom trainer maker Helen Kirkum, reviewed David Lynch's absurdist short, ‘What Did Jack Do?' & Takashi Miike's latest feature, 'First Love'. Shaun Lyon visited God’s Own Junkyard, a haven for all thin gs neon, & Shem & Lukman spoke to prolific music photographer and filmmaker Dean Chalkley and fashion-industry creative director Harris Elliott.

25 Minutes – Episode 1: Dean Chalkley & Harris Elliott

Our new podcast by Shem & Lukman who sit down with tastemakers and influential guests from across the music, tech, arts and culture spectrum. All within a 25 minute count down. They spoke to prolific music photographer and filmmaker Dean Chalkley and fashion-industry creative dir ector Harris Elliott. They explore everything surrounding Rudeboy heritage and culture, discussing their book and exhibition at Somerset House.

whynow Weekly – Episode 1

Your weekly update for new content on This week we explored London Sake Brewery, Kanpai, spoke to Luxury sleepwear designer Olivia Von Halle, explored 1970s New York and heard a club mix from Tommy Gold. Listen to find out more.

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