Having a Bucket List

This week Roger Williams, (no relation), shares his passion about the benefits of living an intentional life through crossing items off his bucket list and helping others do the same.  His mission is in supporting others to intentionally live out their bucket list as a great way to build confidence, get outside their bubble and bring themselves joy. He recently completed a three-month journey travelling around the world to cross items off his bucket list, and today he is featured on this podcast.

Links:

https://crossingitoffpodcast.com/rogers-bucket-list

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"My Uncle Robert" – A Remembrance Day Special

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.  This weeks' guest, Beulah Coombs, shares the true story of a World War 1 Jamaican soldier and how, through a series of amazing and incredible coincidences, his family came to discover his fate, nearly 100 years after his death, her Uncle Robert.  She is a former teacher, lecturer and now author of the book – My Uncle Robert: The True Story of a Forgotten Jamaican World War 1 Soldier.

Links:

https://www.beulahcoombs.com

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Exhile Music – A Book by Jennifer Steil

Jennifer Steil is an award-winning author and journalist who has lived in many countries. Her third book, the novel Exhile Music, was released by Viking in May 2020. It follows the lives of a family of Austrian Jewish musicians who seek refuge from the Nazis in Bolivia in 1938. Exhile Music won the Grand Prize in the 2020 Eyelands Book Awards.  Listen to find out more!

Links:
https://www.jennifersteil.net

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A Conversation with My Brother

In this special episode, , my brother, Sean, reflects on his favourite episodes for season 3 and beyond. Please feel free to get in touch to share your favourite episode.  Enjoy!

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Storytelling via Photography

My guest this week is Chris Bovell a professional photographer based in South London. He rose to notoriety in 2020, where he was featured on Sky Arts as the best beauty portrait 2020 out of 200,000 national entries. His image features in the Rankin 2020 series.  He shares his story about his journey as a photographer.  Enjoy!

Links: 
www.blaqpix.com
www.instagram.com/blaqpix2016
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Tracing Family History

My guest this week is Paul Crooks who pioneered research into African Caribbean genealogy during the 1990s.  He traced his family history from London, back 6 generations, to ancestors captured of the West African coast and enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica.

Paul gained national recognition for his work when his acclaimed historical novel Ancestors  was published in 2002. He appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) as the expert in African Caribbean genealogy. His second book A Tree Without Roots is the seminal guide to tracing African, British and Asian Caribbean ancestry.  Listen to find out more!

Links: https://paulcrooks.info

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A Time for Everything

This weeks guest is Peter Leveson, the minister of South Norwood Baptist Church, in South London, where he has served for the last 11 years.  Prior to that he worked with Baptist Churches all over London, as part of the London Baptist Association team. He is a musician,  and creative thinker, who thrives in helping people and churches grow in faith.    In this episode we reflect on the fact that there is a time and season for every situation.

Links: https://www.southnorwoodbaptist.org

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Speaking of Culture – A Conversation (Part 2)

This episode is part 2 of a conversation with special guests, Claudette Douglas, Harish Jani and Dele Ogun.

Links

https://debbiewilliamspodcast.com/episode/haris-story/
https://debbiewilliamspodcast.com/episode/a-poetic-memoir/
https://debbiewilliamspodcast.com/episode/a-slave-ship-called-jesus/

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Speaking of Culture – A Conversation (Part 1)

Understanding different cultures allows you to be more open, accepting, and tolerant of other people and having a healthy conversation can reveal commonality as well as valuable differences.  Diverse cultural perspectives can inspire creativity and drive innovation and make this world a better place. In a special two-part episode, three former guests and authors have come together to share and discuss their cultural history, perspectives and experiences, Claudette Douglas, Harish Jani and Dele Ogun.

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