Welcome to the Swi-Pad Student Pod, a new podcast show discussing the ups, downs and everything in between for UK students We will be discussing all things university; the week long benders, the horrifying hangovers and those last minute essays. So join us, along with a range of past and current students to hear the stories that have come from the best years of their lives. Swi-Pad. A student pod.
#6 Our First Blue Tick - Mike Rowlands
31:37Episode 6 brings us ex GB skier and our first blue ticked verified Instagram 'star', Mike Rowlands. Mike, takes us back through his years whilst competing for team GB and the issues he had whilst representing his country. He also tells us why you should never leave your luggage unattended in an airport, learning the hard way for himself. We also discuss his current Uni journey and what his future plans are. Thanks for coming on mate, top man!
#3 Prince of the Party - Danny Leach
28:08Episode 3 brings us one of Bradford's finest, Danny Leach. Danny talks us through all things student nightlife in Leeds and what's the best, yet strangest, parts of the job. From Paul Chuckle covered in bra's to meeting 'tech house' legend, Dave the Rave. We also discuss how you can make money working for Voodoo alongside your studies whilst at Uni.
#5 Hong Kong Paradise - Will Lawrence
31:20Episode 5 brings us our first ex University of Leeds guest, Will Lawrence which has helped us increase the IQ of the podcast dramatically. Will talks us through his student journey from first year socials to his gap year in Hong Kong, where he explains how he managed to 'referee' the countries biggest dwarf boxing event and his 'gift' for doing so! What a man, what a story!
#4 Founder of Slick Gorilla - Aria Farbod
33:39This week we are joined by the founder and managing director of global hair product Slick Gorilla. Ben and Bacon speak to Aria Farbod about his journey to date, from moving to England when he was 12 years old, not being able to speak a word of English, to creating a global brand. We discuss how it all began from when he initially thought of the idea to becoming Amazon's number 1 best seller and how Paddy 'The Baddy' Pimblett is now a brand ambassador for the product!
#2 Honey & Raw Chickens - Chris Bowler
30:21In our second episode, Ben and Bacon speak to ex Leeds Beckett and Rugby League player, Chris Bowler. Stories made up of weird initiations, raw chicken punishments and climbing 200 feet high onto the Merrion Centre via a secret nightclub ladder. An absolute legend of a bloke who really enjoyed every minute of the University lifestyle!
#1 Van Wilder - Josh Greatrix
33:51In our first episode, Ben and Bacon talk to one of the longest serving students in Leeds Beckett history, Josh Greatrix. The boys discuss Josh's University journey from where it all started, to being apart of the first Leeds Beckett Rugby Union side to win the Bucs Super Rugby Championship and everything in-between. (Mostly made up of stories being on the lash for 8 years)