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The Joe Wicks Podcast

19. Dermot Kennedy: Disconnecting from reality


The UK’s favourite fitness coach is back with series two of his podcast. This summer, Joe will be speaking to inspirational friends and some of his favourite people to ask them what they do to keep themselves feeling mentally and physically strong in the face of life’s little challenges. It might be going for a new personal best on the running machine or cosying up with a good book; every guest will share the one thing that works for them in the hope it might inspire you to try something new.

Dermot Kennedy went from busking in Dublin to being one of the most streamed Irish artists, and his story is one of self-determination and hard work. During the 2020 lockdown, he's been working on the follow up to his debut album which reached number 1 in the UK and Irish charts and sold more than a million copies.

Just back from a solo road trip across the United States, in their conversation, Dermot opens up to Joe about the pressures of life on the road, and the importance of keeping healthy and grounded. He explains why he finds true escapism in a couple of hours playing PlayStation, and why he's never happier than being surrounded by the Irish countryside.

This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy.

Producer: Clare Salisbury
Editor: Dimitri Houtart
A BBC Audio Bristol production for Radio 4



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