Cathie Sabin

I owe Cathie a lot. She is the person that got me and my sister into tennis, a sport we love. I think I am really privileged to know her and she has an amazing story to tell.

After a career in teaching and a life in tennis, Cathie ended up becoming the first ever female President of the LTA. Her time in that role meant she was on court to present Andy Murray with one of his Wimbledon’s trophies, went to the Rio Olympics, and was there to receive the Davis Cup on behalf of Team GB.

It was great to talk to her about all that she has done and hear a little of her gentle wisdom on the lessons we can learn from her. I’m so delighted she agreed to do this and was one of my first podcast guests.

You can download our conversation here:

This podcast will be live on 14th April 2019

Stuart Dunn

Having grown up in Shrewsbury, Stuart’s dream as a teenager was to be a football commentator on his home town team. Now in his 40’s he has commentated on over 1,000 games for Shrewsbury Town on Radio Shropshire. He has seen them promoted, relegated and play at Wembley three times. In this podcast we talk all things football, of course, but also about how you make your teenage dreams come true.

It was great to talk to Stuart and, having had a career as a journalist and in radio, he has a natural ease in front of the microphone.

I learnt a lot from him in our conversation which you can download here:

This podcast will go live on 31st March 2019

Zoe Bolton

I’ve known Zoe for pretty much all my life and she is now about to embark on an adventure spending a year in Africa working with a Christian organisation called Hands at Work.

There is so much to admire about Zoe and you will find her interview fascinating and enlightening. We talk about faith, university choices and how to deal with your parents splitting up. Zoe is only just out of her teenage years and into her early twenties but she is very wise.

Enjoy our conversation here:

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Zoe-Bolton-e3c08c

 

Helen Piddock-Jones

In this fascinating podcast I learn about all the different types of jobs that Helen has had.

She encourages teenagers to go for every opportunity you have and it is great to hear about he career which has gone from being a barrister to being on radio, TV including becoming a cult character on children’s TV.

Helen’s approach to life has been inspiring. She is the type of person who makes things happen. She has had such a varied life and I really enjoyed our conversation.

Here’s the link to our podcast:

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Helen-Piddock-Jones-e33o59

 

Introduction to “Talking Teenage Life”

Thanks for joining me!

So we are now up and running and I’m really excited. I’ve managed to get some fairly basic podcasting equipment together and I’m learning the ropes with editing. I’ve got a pair of headphones, a couple of mics, a mixer and I’ve downloaded some software to make the podcast happen.

What could possibly go wrong!

Most importantly, I’ve found some guests willing to talk to me about their teenage years.

And what a fascinating group I’ve found to be in my first, few podcasts.

I’ve been talking to a lady who became the first ever female President of the Lawn Tennis Association. She was on court to present Andy Murray with his Wimbledon trophy!

Then I met the lady who started out as a barrister and ended up on children’s TV. She became famous as Tiswas’s phantom flan flinger – I know – I’ve never heard of it either but my parents were hugely impressed that I’d interviewed her!

Throw in an interview with a radio commentator who has already covered over 1,000 games for his favourite team, plus a girl in her twenties who is about to head off on an African adventure for a year, and you can see why I’m excited to share these stories.

So here is my introductory podcast that will get you into the feel of what they are all about. Click on the link below to download the introductory podcast:

https://anchor.fm/rose-courteen/episodes/Introductory-Episode-e39uhn/a-aas7od

You will find all my podcasts as a blog on my website, but better than that why not subscribe through your normal podcast provider.

I’d love to hear you feedback and ideas too by the way.

Hope you enjoy listening to my guests and I “talking teenage life!”

Bye

Rose