The Bull Sessions
By The Bull Sessions
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Old schoolmates Ross, Henry and Tom reunite to tackle stereotypes of the ‘lazy generation’. Each episode they delve into the life of a successful millennial, hear their story and learn about what has contributed to their success.
||ExplicitSession 017: Nicholas Bowman-Scargill | Fears Watches||This week the boys are lucky enough to interview Nicholas Bowman-Scargill, Managing Director of Fears Watches, at their popup shop in London. Fears Watches was founded in 1846 by Edwin Fear before being passed down to the next two generations of the Fear familu until 1966 where the company lay dormant until 2016. It was at this point Nick re-established the business that his great-great-great-grandfather had founded in Bristol 170 years before. He has since released new watches that combine new craftsmanship while paying homage to the roots of Fears that at one point was employing over 100 watchmakers and exporting to 95 countries. Ross and Tom chat to Nick about his incredible journey from working in PR, to becoming Rolex apprentice and the moment he found out about the family watch company. They learn how Nick re-launched the company, its ethos and he's made Fears successful again. The boys also discuss a host of topics including technology, Nick's learnings as an entrepreneur, why he's so well dressed and a whole lot more. Finally we're back with this week's game - time themed, naturally. ----more---- Check out Fears: https://www.fearswatches.com https://www.instagram.com/fearswatches/ https://twitter.com/fearswatches Check our social media: https://www.instagram.com/thebullsessions/ https://twitter.com/bullsessionspod||17 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 016: Will Edwards | England 7s||After a short break starting jobs and generally working hard, the boys are excited to be back with a long-awaited pod with England 7s player and friend of the show Will Edwards. Will takes Ross, Tom and Henry through the highs and lows of the journey that has taken him to a career as an elite athlete, from persistent injury setbacks to the surprise of signing his first professional contract with Saracens. The boys reminisce about watching Will’s Saracens debut, as he goes into detail about the sacrifices that were required to launch his professional career. Will opens up about his doubts when Saracens ended his contract, but how this gave him renewed energy to focus on his rugby at Loughborough and the drive to achieve his dream of turning pro. Will tells the boys how he was spotted by England 7s coach Simon Amor through a highlights video, and the amazing turn of events that led to his debut tournament in Vancouver. They discuss his development as a player since getting his first full time England 7s contract, including their legendary Death Zone training session and what it’s like playing with his idols. Finally, Tom hosts this week’s bread-themed game, and Will becomes the first guest to have prepared our final life advice question – this is definitely not one to be missed. ----more---- Check Will’s Social Media: https://twitter.com/willledwards https://www.instagram.com/edwards_will Check out some of his Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2AjLZTXs08 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWA4BsXvcHI Check our Socials: https://www.instagram.com/thebullsessions/ https://twitter.com/bullsessionspod||3 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 015: Liam Malone | Double Paralympic Gold Medalist||A special episode this week as the boys welcome Henry back from his travels, as well as double Paralympic gold medalist Liam Malone onto the pod. Liam represented New Zealand in the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he won Gold in the T44 200m and 400m. He achieved Paralympic records in both events, beating the times set by Oscar Pistorius in 2012. He also won a Silver medal in the T44 100m. Liam maps out his journey to the Paralympics, starting with his early life as a bilateral amputee; where his parents encouraged him to participate in all sports, noting the impact that this has on his resilience. He explains how he struggled with anxiety during his teenage years, compounded by his mum’s death at the age of 18. Liam outlines how this difficult period in his life affected him, and how it led to decision to start running. The boys learn about Liam’s journey from crowdfunding $50,000 for his blades, his promise to be a gold medalist, to his experience and success at the Olympics. Ross, Tom and Henry chat to Liam about why he decided to step away from the sport aged 24, his opinions about the Paralympics and a surprise Skype chat with Oscar Pistorius. Liam goes into detail about his life after athletics, a career in tech and his latest pursuit of a career in stand-up comedy. The boys get a fascinating insight into Liam’s mind-set and how this has contributed to his success, and a lot of hilarious stories along the way! ----more---- Check out Liam on social media: https://www.instagram.com/liammmalone/ https://twitter.com/liammalone93?lang=en Check out our social media: https://twitter.com/bullsessionspod https://www.instagram.com/thebullsessions/||29 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 014: Tim Armoo | Fanbytes||This week, the boys sit down with Fanbytes CEO Tim Armoo. Fanbytes is a video distribution company that works with brands to distribute videos on social media through influencer channels. Tom and Ross chat to Tim about his upbringing, and his early years spent living in Ghana. Tim talks candidly about his time in Ghana and the differences in culture and education compared to the UK. He explains how this provided him with the foundation and attitude that has led to his success in business. Tim gives the boys an amusing look into his childhood, and tells stories about his early career that shaped his journey; including selling ice creams at school and a slight mishap with spread betting after selling his second business, Entrepreneur Express. Ross and Rom learn about the development of Fanbytes; from an overly-ambitious idea to a hugely successful business with clients such as Universal and Apple Music. Tim explains the transition, and how the business has pivoted numerous times to get to where it is today. The boys chat to Tim about his ambitions for the future, including his goals of becoming a Health or EdTech investor. Tim gives his top three pieces of advice for young entrepreneurs, and shares the importance of aggressively learning in order to be successful in any field. The Bull Sessions’ game segment returns once again, with Tom hosting this week’s social media themed game. ----more---- Check out Tim: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyarmoo/ https://twitter.com/TimArmoo Check out Fanbytes: https://fanbytes.co.uk https://twitter.com/FanbytesHQ Check out our social media: https://twitter.com/bullsessionspod https://www.instagram.com||15 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 013: Andy Shovel | Chosen Bun and (NOT)MEAT||The boys are back after a short break with Andy Shovel, Co-Founder of Chosen Bun and (NOT)MEAT. Andy talks Ross and Tom through his transition from a recruitment business to starting Chosen Bun with Co-Founder Pete Sharman. They wanted to put an end to the lack of decent burger delivery services in London, and so decided to create their own. Andy tells the story of how himself and Pete sampled thousands of burgers in the US to ensure they had the best product, which without a doubt took its toll on their health. He goes on to chronicle the success of Chosen Bun, which included patenting their own burger delivery packaging, and sending the first burger and chips to space. The boys discuss what Andy learnt from Chosen Bun, and he explains how after selling the business he wanted to tackle a global problem. Then ensued the biggest 360 in food business history, with Andy and Pete founding (NOT)MEAT, a vegan meat alternative appealing to the masses that eat meat. Andy explains the thinking behind (NOT)MEAT, going through the soon to launch first products, their main selling points and shows Ross and Tom their incredibly real bacon product. Ross and Tom ask Andy about the reaction to his recent TEDx talk, and the ensuing conflict with vegans over the rhetoric behind the brand. Finally, the boys play a vegan-related game, and ask Andy about his future plans to tackle other global issues. ----more---- Check out Andy's TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcyPbgO21SQ Chosen Bun and (NOT)MEAT: https://www.notmeat.co.uk https://www.chosenbun.com Check out our social media: https://www.facebook.com/thebullsessionspod/ https://www.instagram.com/thebullsessions/ https://twitter.com/bullsessionspod||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 012: Chris Moss | The University Paper||This week Ross and Tom welcome Chris Moss on the pod. Chris is CEO of The University Paper, the trusted voice of UK students, connecting brands with the student audience and producing student-led content for university campuses across the UK. Chris opens up about his upbringing, and how overcoming significant childhood trauma shaped his career and gave him the drive to become successful. He explains discovering his love for business and the inspiration behind the decision to start his own company. The boys learn about how The University Paper developed from ‘Groupon for students’ to an online publication available in 53 university campuses in 16 cities across the UK, working with some of the world’s biggest companies. Chris also talks about competition with existing university publications, his ambitions to grow The University Paper into a global brand, and his love of Rolo yoghurts. Ross hosts this week’s university-related game. ----more---- Check out Chris on social media: https://www.instagram.com/chrismoss.1/ Check out The University Paper: https://unipaper.co.uk https://twitter.com/TheUniPaper||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 011: Jack Parsons | Big Youth Group||The boys are back into interviews and welcome Jack Parsons onto the pod. Jack is CEO of Big Youth Group, a collective of youth first companies improving the odds of young people between the ages of 18-30. Jack opens up about his upbringing, his decision to leave school at 16 to pursue work and how this led to founding his first business Yourfeed at the age of 20. Jack tells Ross and Tom the story Yourfeed’s incredible growth to the events that led to its liquidation late last year. Jack highlights the positives he took from the experience and how this has shaped his success today. Jack then introduces Big Youth Group, the different elements of the business, and the rapid success since its launch in February 2018. Ross and Tom hear about Jack’s ambitious aims for the future of the business. The boys also discuss a host of issues including whether university is always the best path, and the pros and cons of being in the social media spotlight. Tom gives a brief update on Henry’s travelling movements, and the boys play this week’s quote-based game. Listen out for Jack’s 10/10 life advice and tips for success throughout this episode! ----more---- Check out Jack on social media: https://twitter.com/jackparsons_ceo https://www.instagram.com/jackparsons_ceo Check out Big Youth Group: https://www.bigyouthgroup.co https://twitter.com/bigygroup||6 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 010: Henry's Going Travelling||The boys mark their 10th episode with a review of the podcast so far. They chat about what they have learned, what they need to improve and their favourite bits from the interviews so far. Tom and Ross bid Henry farewell as he heads off on 3 months of travelling, discuss how he can promote the podcast in South-East Asia and what he'll miss about TBS. They lads also tell the story of the much-discussed jingle, plan the future of the pod and more inside info our their thought process behind the pod. Ross introduces a new athletic term and struggles to say the word 'excerpt', while Tom advertises for a new role on the podcast.||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 009: Callum Bramley | Streamoid and RESPOND||For this week’s episode the boys are joined by the awesome Callum Bramley. Callum works for Streamoid, a tech company building an AI platform for the fashion and retail industry. He spends the rest of his time building RESPOND, an artificially intelligent app to help dementia patients with their everyday lives. Callum outlines his amazing journey; from not knowing what to study at university, to being selected as a global finalist for the National Instruments Engineering Impact Awards after developing the idea for RESPOND whilst still studying. The boys learn about Streamoid, debating how AI could change the world of fashion and whether this is positive for the industry. The debate gets existential when they ponder how AI could impact the future of the human race. Callum then explains how he balances a full-time job with the development of RESPOND, his inspiration for the app and the potential ground-breaking impact that it could have when it’s up and running. Session 009 also brings the return of the pod’s game segment, Callum confesses his secret love for the film Notting Hill, while Ross explains the story behind Tiger Woods’ supernatural vision. ----more---- Check out Callum's socials: https://twitter.com/CallumBramley https://www.instagram.com/instabram_94/ Check out RESPOND: https://twitter.com/app_respond||9 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 008: Torz Anderson | England Lacrosse||Ross, Henry and Tom are excited to welcome their first sportswoman on The Bull Sessions. This week they are joined by Torz Anderson, England Lacrosse player and 2017 World Cup Bronze medallist. Torz teaches the boys about the ins and outs of lacrosse, and how the England team copes without funding. She gives an insight into what it’s like juggling a full-time job with the commitment and training that it takes to play international sport. The lads learn about Torz’s journey to the 2017 world cup, beginning when she had to decide between pursuing high jump or lacrosse itself, and the heartbreak of being left out of the 2013 World Cup squad. Torz explains how this feeling drove her to work even harder for the 2017 World Cup, which culminated in England winning a Bronze medal in dramatic fashion. The boys and Torz discuss the future of lacrosse and Torz ambitions, while Henry introduces an all new game segment to the pod – this one’s well worth a listen! ----more---- Check Torz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/torzanderson/ Follow England Lacrosse: https://www.instagram.com/teamenglandlacrosse/||25 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 007: Christian May | City A.M.||This week’s guest is City A.M Editor Christian May. City A.M is London’s most read daily business newspaper, with a readership of nearly 400,000 people every day. Christian introduces the aims and target audience of City A.M., and talks to the boys about his role. He explains his remarkable journey from a politically-focused career, to being approached for the editor position and his reasons for taking the job. Christian gives a fascinating insight into the challenges and excitement that come with producing a newspaper every day. This includes the process of selecting stories and how he prioritises what goes into the paper each day. The boys also chat to Christian about how is age has affected his career, the benefits of having a young workforce and debate approaching bias in the press. He also gives his opinion on the country’s political climate and how Brexit has affected City A.M. ----more---- Check out Christian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristianJMay Check out City A.M.: http://www.cityam.com https://twitter.com/cityam||11 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 006: Lindsey Noakes | Gather||The Bull Sessions boys are joined by Lindsey Noakes, Co-Founder of Gather, for Session 006. Gather brings people and data together to solve the urban sanitation crisis. Three billion people are living in cities around the world without access to a safe, clean toilet, and Gather uses data to get toilets to people who need them most. Lindsey introduces Gather, explains the power of data and how it can make a critical difference to the sanitation crisis. She outlines Gather’s methods of data collection and how this will provide crucial information for organisations to to build toilets in the areas that need them the most, highlighting the importance of sanitation and the repercussions it has on shaping people’s lives. Lindsey goes on to explain Gather’s growth from one-off funding to an established charity conducting ground-breaking research, while also delving into her personal journey and the risks involved starting Gather. Finally, the boys query Lindsey on some big questions about Gather’s future and its potential impact on solving the sanitation crisis and other global issues. Henry gives his perspective of three days without water, Tom struggles to ask a question, and Lindsey gives her advice for young people seeking to achieve their career goals. ----more---- Check out Gather: http://gatherhub.org https://twitter.com/gatherhub_ Check out Lindsey: https://twitter.com/lindsey_noakes||28 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSession 005: Becca Dean | The Girls' Network||This week the boys are lucky enough to be joined by Becca Dean, Co-Founder of The Girls’ Network. The Girls’ Network is an amazing charity that provides one-to-one mentoring to girls from the most disadvantaged communities in England, which currently works with 2,000 girls every year. Becca began her career as a teacher, before realising that girls needed access to greater opportunities and support to reach their career goals. She tells Ross, Henry and Tom about how this provided her lightbulb moment for starting The Girls’ Network. Becca then explains the process of recruiting the first mentors, and how the movement developed from a networking evening into a hugely successful nationwide scheme. The boys and Becca also discuss gender inequality, some of the incredible success stories of the mentoring scheme, and her goals for the future of The Girls’ Network. ----more---- Check out The Girls’ Network: https://www.facebook.com/thegirlsnetwork/ https://thegirlsnetwork.org.uk https://twitter.com/TheGirlsNet https://www.instagram.com/thegirlsnetwork/||14 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSession 004: Keyu Sumaria | The Oblique Life||For Session 004 the boys are joined by Keyu Sumaria, Co-Founder of The Oblique Life. The Oblique Life is a new kind of members’ club – one that redefines and repersonalises the way millennials meet and helps them to unlock the best experiences across London and beyond. This is done through a mobile app and Oblique’s unique ‘Make It Happen’ service. Keyu tells Tom, Henry and Ross about his early life growing up in Kenya, and how his experience there with his two older brothers inspired them to create Oblique. The boys hear about The Oblique Life’s story; from their first partners in London, to international ambitions in the future. Keyu walks them through the process of becoming a member of The Oblique Life, the functionality of the app and the benefits they offer in seven different areas. Finally, the lads debate attitudes towards graduate jobs, and the difficulty for graduates finding opportunities in startups. Henry briefly considers a career as a nude life model. ----more---- Check out Oblique here: https://www.obliquelondon.com https://www.facebook.com/ObliqueLondon/ https://www.instagram.com/obliquelondon/||28 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 003: Jeremy Hindle | Headstart||In this week’s episode, Ross, Henry and Tom chat to Jeremy Hindle, Co-Founder of Headstart. Headstart is an app that uses Machine Learning technology to help employers identify the best-suited talent in the shortest period. Unlike many job-searching platforms, Headstart focuses on candidates’ personality, behaviours, strengths and motivations, rather than just grades and experience. Jeremy gives an intriguing insight into his life, including overcoming struggles during his childhood and teaching himself to code. He talks through his decision not to pursue a career as a neuroscientist, and building one of the most successful Minecraft communities online. He outlines his journey through employment, from struggling to find a job to his rapid rise owning his own games company. In between the boys discuss Jeremy’s philosophy behind building successful teams, his brief stint as a topless model and why Elon Musk is so successful. Finally, Jeremy explains how all his past experiences came together when he met Nick Shekerdemian, an Oxford student with the idea for Headstart. He explains the philosophy behind the company, its benefits to both employers and graduates, as well as why it could be a game changer for large companies. ----more---- Check out Headstart here: https://www.headstartapp.com https://www.facebook.com/headstartapp||14 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSession 002: Jesse Wilson | Jubël||Ross, Tom and Henry are joined by Jesse Wilson for Session 002. Jesse is Co-Founder of Jubël - a peach-flavoured beer inspired by demi-pêche, the French tradition of pouring peach cordial into a pint of lager. Jesse tells the story of Jubël, from the initial idea on a university ski trip to the point where he and business partner Tom decided to leave their graduate jobs and pursue the business full time. He explains how Jubël secured their first investment, and talks through the challenge of learning how to make a peach-flavoured beer with no prior knowledge. Finally, the boys discuss Jubël’s expansion across the South-West of England, and Jesse gives an insight into their ambitions as the brand continues to grow. ----more---- Check out Jubël here: http://www.jubelbeer.com http://instagram.com/jubelbeer/||31 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSession 001: Introduction to The Bull Sessions||Henry, Tom and Ross introduce The Bull Sessions, explaining how they generated the idea, the meaning behind the name and their aims for the pod. The boys chat about the kind of people they are looking to interview, as well as picking their dream guests for the show. Finally, they debate what it means to be a millennial, and why the generation has got a bad rep in the age of social media. Ross highlights why Wikipedia is not the best tool for getting through school.||28 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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amazing insight into how Millenials think, really informative, in -depth chat without it ever becoming prescriptive.Learnt a lot and quite inspirational!
My new favourite podcast!
Love the millennial hosts and guests- really interesting to hear a positive focus!
This is fantastic!! Finally a platform that projects the creativity, talent and work ethic of millennials. Well done guys - keep up the great work!