TRANSFORMING… is a brand new podcast that will transform YOU!
Neil Henry & Stu Piper promise to peel back the curtain on the most extraordinary transformations on Planet Earth. Together they set out to inspire, to lift and to laugh.
How did you meet? Neil: In a theatre group as kids, then years later Stu became my agent representing me as a magician. Stuart: Yeh, as Neil says we met in childhood doing National Youth Music Theatre shows, and when we grew up I became his agent. I represented Neil as a magician initially playing a 100 seat room at the Edinburgh Festival. Neil came up with the brainwave of becoming an online superstar after his Alphabetty Spaghetti magic trick wedding proposal video blew up on YouTube – but I said it wasn’t possible because we were too old to become famous on YouTube! Neil thought I wasn’t right, so set about proving me wrong… and he did! Neil then gained 10 million followers and was viewed 2 billion times last year!
What inspires you?
Neil: Fresh air, jazz music and anyone getting things done. I love to surround myself with “do-ers”. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing friends succeed.
Stuart: Neil’s creativity, imagination and talent to create his own channels of entertainment, one of the biggest in the UK, across 5 platforms. It boggles my mind and I’m in awe! It was my transition from a stressed, overweight, heavily drinking Soho-based agent to the stars, to a leaner, sober, vegan, runner. It was very radical and an extraordinary life transformation and it inspired Neil to explore more about Transformations of all kinds, physical, mental, spiritual – and that’s what our new podcast is about. It’s begun with one of the most famous men on the planet currently: the awesomely inspiring Iceman, Wim Hof!
What advice would you give your younger selves?
Neil: Find a camera and make videos. Stop writing ideas and just make them. The moment I started doing that my life took off!
Plus, of course, as per Stuart’s first answer… Your agent isn’t always right!!! 🙂 Stuart: Slow Down: Stop Striving for extreme success: you are already enough. Listen more – you have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Help others. And forgive: resentment is like drinking a cup of poison yourself, and expecting the other person to die. Enjoy the moment, and be kinder along the way. Life is a journey not a destination. And: worry less. Everything is eventually going to be just fine.
What do you hope to achieve with the podcast?
Neil: My job is being a professional idiot. Entertaining with tricks, jokes and all sorts of silly stuff that makes people laugh. I am really enjoying the chance to be exploring something more meaningful in the podcast. Still having a ton of laughs but also discovering things I’d never even dreamt of.
Stuart: We hope to inspire people, to live, and to laugh! We’re not just meeting people who have achieved amazing Transformations, they are telling us how YOU can transform yourselves and your own lives.
Who would be your dream podcast guest?
Neil: We can’t say his name yet as we are still in talks but if all goes well we will have our dream guest in the first season. I’ll give you a clue… he’s one of the most inspiring Hollywood actors….. (subscribe to the pod and you’ll be alerted when season 1 is available!)
Stuart: Yes as Neil mentions, we are already in talks with a Hollywood Oscar winner, plus an all-time record breaking Olympic athlete – we hope to keep bringing in some of the most extraordinary icons and gurus on Planet Earth. Definitely click ‘subscribe’ or ‘follow’ on your favourite podcast platforms so you are alerted when Season One drops.
Why did you choose Wim Hoff as your first guest?
Neil: Both Stuart and I have had huge transformative experiences because of our time using the Wim Hof method. We made a big list of people and his name was at the start – knowing how much he can literally change peoples lives with his methods we knew we had to have him on.
Stuart: I’m amazed by Wim Hof. He has developed the Wim Hof Method (cold exposure, special breathing technique and harnessing the power of the mind) which promises to help you Freeze Your Fears transforming both the body and mind to alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, improve cognitive and athletic performance, lose weight and even boost the immune system to help fight disease… and Wim himself has both overcome adversity and broken Guinness World Records. These include climbing Mount Everest in his pants, swimming under ice for longer than any other human being in history and running the Sahara Desert without drinking water. He teaches us and you: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. The conversation really does have to be heard to be believed.
What can we expect from further episodes of Transforming?
Neil: We have Oscar winners, Olympic athletes, huge comedians and gurus all in line for season 1 and a massive life changing experience for everyone to witness in real time! Very excited for this!
Stuart: We have both been truly transformed by meeting Wim: and our audience has already reached over 100,000 people, far exceeding our expectation for a soft launch brand new podcast pilot episode. All we want to do now is keep bringing positive energy for free to our audience – and to try and make the world a better place. That might sound lofty, but it really is our simple intention. We really hope you get something from it: go on, give it a listen! There are some golden nuggets in there from Wim: some true life hack gems. And most of all: thank you Wim Hof for transforming US.
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