You Really Shouldn't Have

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Ever had that awkward moment when you’re opening a present and you can’t believe what you’ve been given. Your eyes widen, your heart rate quickens and you wonder what you possibly did to upset them!? Welcome to ‘You Really Shouldn’t Have’, the place for tales of forced smiles, fake gratitude and most importantly, unwanted items! Each week we talk to guests about themselves and the worst gifts they have ever been on the receiving end of.

Episode Date
End of Season 1
00:16

Taking a short break from the bad gift stories! We’ll be back with more in August 2021.

May 31, 2021
Episode 58: Jeremy Nunes
22:01

What happens when a stand up comedian runs for mayor as a joke... and ends up getting elected!? Jeremy Nunes stops by to tell us just that, which is the subject of his new book 'You Can't Write City Hall'. We also discuss his career in comedy and of course, the worst gift he's ever been given! 

May 24, 2021
Episode 57: Tom Deacon
30:47

Stand Up Comedian and Presenter Tom Deacon stops by this episode as we discuss his career and the story of the worst gift he's ever been given! 

May 17, 2021
Episode 56: Bianca Wulwick
32:41

Content Creator & Podcaster Bianca Wulwick joins to discuss imposter syndrome, her own podcast 'Please don't kick me out' and the story of the worst gift she's ever been given! 

May 10, 2021
Episode 55: Daniel James
45:50

Musician, Actor & TV Host Daniel James joins this week as we discuss his career - which includes a stint under the management of non-other than Simon Cowell! We also find out the worst gift he's ever been given! 

May 03, 2021
Episode 54: Lee Chambers
21:03

Award-winning Film Director, Writer & Producer Lee Chambers joins this episode to discuss his career in film and the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Apr 26, 2021
Episode 53: Joel Byars
29:35

Stand up comedian and host of 'Hot Breath' podcast, Joel Byars is this weeks guest as we discuss his career and the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Apr 19, 2021
Episode 52: Lucas Cantor
28:12

Composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and speaker, Lucas Cantor joins to discuss his career and the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Apr 12, 2021
Episode 51: Michael Ciminera & Richard Gnolfo
26:58

Film producers and scriptwriters Michael Ciminera & Richard Gnolfo of Rebellion Films stop by to discuss their careers in the film industry and the story behind the worst gift they've ever been given! 

Apr 05, 2021
Episode 50: Connor Adams
29:59

Singer/Songwriter Connor Adams stops by as we discuss his career and latest EP 'Devil of the Night', there's also a game of 'Wrap it, Cash it, Trash it' and of course, Connor reveals all on the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Mar 29, 2021
Episode 49: Mike Valdes
32:46

Musician, Actor, Comedian and Podcaster Mike Valdes joins this episode as we discuss his career, and the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Mar 22, 2021
Episode 48: Amanda Eliasch
21:03

Photographer, Fashion Editor & Filmmaker Amanda Eliasch joins to discuss her career and the worst gift she's ever been given. 

Mar 14, 2021
Superpod 2021: Sean Hegarty
39:14

Special Live episode as part of Superpod Festival, raising money for Comic Relief. 

Joining this episode is comedian Sean Hegarty, as we discuss his career in comedy and the worst gift he's ever been given. 

 

More information on SuperPod can be found at: www.superpod.co.uk 

Mar 14, 2021
Episode 47: Eran Thomson
24:55

Entrepreneur, Master Storyteller, Comedy lover and ideas machine - the Joypusher, Eran Thomson is my guest this episode. We discuss his career as well as his latest project 'Song Saga' - a game he treats me to a round of! Plus of course, he spills all on the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Mar 08, 2021
Episode 46: Edgel Groves
25:42

Edgel Groves, currently working in A&R for Soundcloud stops by this episode to discuss his career in the music industry and in a slight twist to the usual format, lets me in on the worst gift he has ever given someone else! 

Mar 01, 2021
Episode 45: Vix Leyton
23:46

Stand up comedian and host of 'The Comedy Arcade' Vix Leyton, joins to discuss her career in comedy and the worst gift she's ever been given! 

Feb 22, 2021
Episode 44: Stephen Perkins
42:56

Drummer Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros) drops by the show to discuss his journey in the music industry and the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Feb 15, 2021
Episode 43: Dan Shipton
29:09

Joining the show this week is Creative Director Dan Shipton. We discuss his career working on huge projects including stadium tours and Olympic ceremonies along with the story of the worst gift he's ever been given. 

Feb 08, 2021
Episode 42: Daniel Lir & Bayou Bennet
15:41

Joining the show this week is film directing couple Daniel Lir & Bayou Bennet, otherwise known as 'The Dream Team Directors.' 

The multi-award-winning team dropped in to discuss their career in film, along with the worst gift they've ever been given! 

Feb 01, 2021
Episode 41: Gus Frerotte
29:41

Joining the show this week is former NFL Quarterback, Gus Frerotte! 

Drafted by Washington in 1994, Gus would spend a total of 15 seasons in the league, leading both the Detroit Lions & Denver Broncos to playoff appearances, whilst also playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, St Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings – where he became one of only 13 quarterbacks to date to be involved in a 99 yard Touchdown play.

 

Gus stopped by to discuss his life in Football, along with unwrapping the story behind the worst gift he’s ever been given!

Jan 25, 2021
Episode 40: Peter Moore
30:10

Record & Concert Promoter and host of The Entertainment Engine podcast, Peter Moore drops in to discuss his career and the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Jan 18, 2021
Episode 39: Frank Zafiro
21:11

Author & former US Police Officer, Frank Zafiro joins to discuss his series of crime novels set in River City along with the worst gift he's ever been given.

Jan 11, 2021
Episode 38: Eliot Kennedy
32:13

Musician and Songwriter Eliot Kennedy is the first guest of 2021! Credited as the man behind huge hits for artists including Take That, The Spice Girls, Bryan Adams and S Club 7 to name a few, Eliot drops in to discuss his songwriting career, his own upcoming solo project and of course to tell all on the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Jan 04, 2021
Episode 37: Ben Sorensen
24:21

Australian media personality Ben Sorensen is the final guest of 2020! He drops by to discuss his career and unwraps the stories on the worst gifts he's ever been given!

Dec 28, 2020
Christmas Special 2020
45:45

The season of gift-giving is upon us! In this Christmas Special, Grand Old Uke of Dork returns to discuss the worst gifts of 2020 and also treats us to a festive song! We also have Christmas Dinner tips with Chef Hollywood, Toy recommendations from Toy Line Podcast as well as plenty of bad gift stories to help get you in the festive spirit! 

Dec 21, 2020
Episode 36: Kenny Lee Lewis
23:06

Kenny Lee Lewis, bass player for the Steve Miller Band drops by to discuss his career in music along with the story of the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Dec 14, 2020
Episode 35: Paul Kerensa
18:21

Stand up comedian, writer & podcaster Paul Kerensa stops by to discuss his career in comedy, his love of Christmas and to share some bad gift stories of his own! 

Dec 07, 2020
Episode 34: Tony Franklin
25:18

The 'fretless monster' joins us this week! Bass guitarist Tony Franklin stops by to discuss his time playing as member of the Firm alongside Paul Rodgers and Led Zeplin’s Jimmy Page as well as performing with acts including Kate Bush & Whitesnake. Alongside that he also has a Bad Gift story of his own! 

Nov 30, 2020
Episode 33: Iain Ward
33:21

Fitness Instructor, Youtuber and Fundraiser Iain Ward was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year, at the age of just 31. He joins this episode to discuss his journey, his world record fundraising attempts and of course, the worst gift he's ever been given. 

Nov 23, 2020
Episode 32: Sheila Conlin
30:04

TV Producer and Casting Director Sheila Conlin stops by to discuss her career along with the worst gift she's ever been given!

Nov 16, 2020
Episode 31: James Roberts
27:45

Former Team GB Paralympian James Roberts is this weeks guest. We talk bad gifts alongside his athletics career and life after retirement. 

Nov 09, 2020
Episode 30: Jennifer McGill
31:06

Actress & Singer Jennifer McGill joins this episode. Jennifer began her career in the entertainment industry as a mouseketeer on Disney's 'All New Mickey Mouse Club'. She stopped by to discuss the highlights of her career as well as unwrapping the story behind the worst gift she's ever been given! 

Nov 02, 2020
Episode 29: Sola
24:23

Musician Sola is our guest in this episode as we talk all things music, the experience of songwriting with a member of The Beatles, some cultural differences between the US and the UK and of course, she lets me in on the worst gift she's ever been given!

Oct 25, 2020
Episode 28: Elliott Hasler
12:40

Film Director Elliott Hasler joins this episode to discuss the release of his new feature film 'WWII – The Long Road Home' as well as letting me in on the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Oct 25, 2020
Episode 27: Kenny Aronoff
31:50

Voted by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Drummers of all time, Kenny Aronoff joins to discuss his legendary music career along with the worst gift he's ever been given. 

Oct 18, 2020
Episode 26: Jemma Moore
23:31

Actress and host of The HobbyCast, Jemma Moore joins this episode to discuss her career so far and the worst gift she's ever been given.

Oct 11, 2020
Episode 25: Victoria Summer
14:43

Victoria Summer, star of Transformers and Saving Mr Banks, joins this episode as we discuss her career alongside the worst gift she's ever been given! 

Oct 04, 2020
International Podcast Day 2020
30:25

It's International Podcast Day! To celebrate, co-founder of International Podcast Day, Dave Lee joins to tell us more about the day of celebrations and of course the worst gift he's ever been given. 

And if that wasn't enough, broadcast entrepreneur James Mulvany talks about his latest platform matchmaker.fm and the worst gifts he's received!  

Sep 29, 2020
Episode 24: Kenny Olson
26:07

Guitarist Kenny Olson joins to discuss his musical career, including time spent alongside Kid Rock as a member of 'Twisted Brown Trucker' and as always, we find out the worst gift he's ever been given. 

Sep 27, 2020
Episode 23: Leland Sklar
28:29

Legendary session bassist Leland Sklar who has performed on over 2,000 hit records joins this episode as we discuss his incredible music career and the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Sep 20, 2020
Episode 22: Empress
22:33

Musician and former professional ballerina Empress joins this episode as we discuss her career journey and the worst gift she's ever been given.

Sep 13, 2020
Episode 21: Shawn Harper
18:13

Former NFL Offensive Lineman Shawn Harper (LA Rams & Indianapolis Colts) joins this episode as we discuss his NFL career and life after his sporting career as well as discovering the worst gift he's ever been given.

Sep 06, 2020
Episode 20: Venk Potula
26:01

Actor, Filmmaker and comedian Venk Potula joins this episode to tell all on the worst gift he's ever been given! 

Aug 30, 2020
Episode 19: Hooked Like Helen
14:58

Cleveland based pop duo Hooked Like Helen join this episode of the show to talk all about their music career so far and we find out the worst gifts they've ever been given!

Aug 30, 2020
Episode 18: CJ Walley
22:43

Screenwriter and film producer, CJ Walley joins this episode as we delve into the art of scriptwriting and as always, discover the worst gift he's ever been given.  

Aug 23, 2020
Episode 17: Mark Toland
22:41

International award-winning mind reader and magician Mark Toland joins this episode to discuss the art of mentalism and his beginnings in magic. As always we also find out the worst gift he's ever been given and as a special treat, he attempts to read my mind!

Aug 16, 2020
Episode 16: Scott Curtis
19:20

Stand up comedian and podcaster Scott Curtis joins the show to discuss his late start in the comedy world, his own podcast 'Behind the Bits' and as always, tells all on the worst gift he's ever been given.

Aug 09, 2020
Episode 15: Rocky Kramer
18:47

Musician Rocky Kramer joins to discuss his musical beginnings growing up in Norway, his move to the United States and his latest record Firestorm. As always, he also lets me in on the worst gift he’s ever been given.

Aug 02, 2020
Episode 14: Daniel Trotter
19:43

Film camera technician Daniel Trotter joins this episode to discuss his career working on some of the biggest films of the past few years as well as unwrapping the story behind the worst gift he's ever been given. 

Jul 26, 2020
Episode 13: Wendy Stuart
22:29

Model and Documentary filmmaker Wendy Stuart joins James on this episode to discuss her career and latest memoir ‘She’s The Last Model Standing’ as well as revealing all on the worst gift she’s ever been given.

Jul 19, 2020
Episode 12: Scott Page
26:19

Saxophonist Scott Page who has toured the globe with bands such as Supertramp & Pink Floyd stops by to discuss the stories from his years on the road as well as uncovering the worst gifts he's ever been given. 

Jul 12, 2020
Episode 11: Mickey Burns
20:37

Joining me this week is US TV host, Mickey Burns. Mickey began hosting his Celebrity interview show ‘Profiles’ back in 1999 and has presented over 400 episodes to date. He popped by to discuss His recent book ‘From the Projects to Profiles’, his early life as a promising football player, the move into media and the prestigious career that followed. Along with finding out the worst gift he’s ever been given.

Jul 05, 2020
Episode 10: Gaby Deimeke
16:56

New York-based photographer Gaby came by to discuss her photography career to date, her time spent right here in London and of course, to tell me about the worst gifts she’d ever been given.

Jun 28, 2020
Episode 9: Howard Bloom
32:15

Legendary Rock & Roll PR executive Howard Bloom joins this episode to discuss his phenomenal career, as well as uncovering the worst gifts he’s ever been given. Howard helped build or sustain the careers of some of the biggest musicians in the world, including Michael Jackson, Prince, Bob Marley, Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and many many more.

Jun 21, 2020
Episode 8: Brenden Kumarasamy
16:55

Public speaking expert Brenden Kumarasamy drops by to discuss his online coaching platform MasterTalk as well as unwrapping the story behind the worst gift he's ever been given. 

Jun 14, 2020
Episode 7: Gloria Kiazi
18:23

London based baker Gloria Kiazi stopped by to talk all about her business GloBakes, gave me some top baking tips and discussed the worst gifts she's ever been given. 

Jun 07, 2020
Episode 6: Aaron Kleiber
21:11

Fresh from his Amazon Prime comedy special ‘Grown Ass Dad’, Aaron Kleiber came by to discuss the worst gifts he’s ever been given.

May 31, 2020
Episode 4: The Grand Old Uke of Dork
22:44

Ukulele playing comedy musician Phill Cooper better known as 'The Grand Old Uke of Dork' joins me on this episode as we discuss his musical journey, his love of a particular boardgame, Pac Man and the worst gift he's ever been given. 

May 24, 2020
Episode 5: Tristan J Miller
27:55

Stand up comedian, actor and writer Tristan J Miller dropped by to discuss the worst gifts he's ever been given. Alongside discussing his recent solo show 'Manic Impressive' and the sudden change to stand up shows amid the global Covid-19 lockdown. 

May 24, 2020
Episode 3: Chris Waters
29:39

My guest this episode is Chris Waters from Constructed Adventures. Chris has spent years building bespoke treasure hunt experiences for people around the world and he gives a fascinating insight into the work needed to pull these kind of unique events off. As always, he will also fill us in on the worst gift he's ever been given! 

May 16, 2020
Episode 2: Jonesy
30:22

Stand up Comedian, Actor and Podcaster Jonesy drops by to discuss the worst gifts he's ever been given alongside discussing what it's like to plan a daily news podcast in the middle of a global pandemic! 

May 16, 2020
Episode 1: Rachel Rose
22:56

In this episode, I'm joined by singer-songwriter Rachel Rose. We discuss the creative process that goes into songwriting, her upcoming projects and what it's like to appear on a TV talent show - As well as always, discussing the worst gifts she's ever been given! 

May 16, 2020
TRAILER: You Really Shouldn't Have
00:59

Ever had that awkward moment when you’re opening a present and you can’t believe what you’ve been given. Your eyes widen, your heart rate quickens and you wonder what you possibly did to upset them!?

Welcome to ‘You Really Shouldn’t Have’, the place for tales of forced smiles, fake gratitude and most importantly, unwanted items! 

Each week we talk to guests about the highlights of their career and swap stories on the worst gifts they have ever been on the receiving end of. 

Launching Monday May 18th 2020

May 10, 2020