Paul and Danny meet every Wednesday for a pint after work. It’s been a tradition for three years. But 2020 is different. As the weeks pass and the country descends into chaos, the reality of this new world dawns upon the two friends. Paul and Danny are connected, just as we all are.

Here's Episode One, co-written with Paul Fox, entitled: Jacko, Mystic Meg and the mental fortitude of Leeds United.

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Chris regularly co-hosts the Mantality podcast with Leeds Rhinos’ captain Stevie Ward, and has had the privilege of speaking to many fascinating people. Here are few of his favourites...

#006  Silence and the Self

A conversation about a 10-day silent meditation retreat Chris went on and the general benefits of meditation.

#013  Josh Warrington

Speaking with with the IBF featherweight world champion legend about winning the title at Elland Road.

#015  Friendship, Banter & Masculinity

Talking to actor Paul Fox and writer Ben Tagoe about 'banter' and how groups of men use it.

#019  SAS: Who Dares Wins

Mark Peart talks about coping with tragic loss and winning Channel 4's Who Dares Wins SAS reality show.

#027  The effects of stress

An conversation with Professor Daryl O’Connor, Professor of Psychology at the University of Leeds.

#030  Just a boy

An inspiring conversation with Richard McCann, whose mother was the first victim of the Yorkshire Ripper.

#032  Living and thriving with MND

How Dr Neil Verner found a whole new purpose in life after being diagnosed with a devastating illness.

#049 Fighting silence

A challenging conversation with undefeated boxer Callum Hancock on overcoming childhood sexual abuse.

#071 Becoming the 0.1% (with Gareth Timmins)

Chatting with former Royal Marine commando, Gareth Timmins, about his new book: “Becoming the 0.1% - How To Build An Elite Mindset”. The first-ever diary account of this elite training regime.

#080 Psychedelic Therapy: Trippin’ Towards a Better Life (with Manesh Girn & Johnathan de Potter)

An interesting conversation with Jonathan de Potter and Manesh Girn about the benefits of plant medicine therapy, and its potential to improve wellbeing and mental health.

Other podcasts

The Life & Soul

Listen to Chris's full play, recorded for episode #029 of the Mantality podcast.

Leeds & York NHS Foundation Trust

Chris and Stevie chat to the NHS about men's mental health, suicide and reducing stigma for World Mental Health Day.

Chris and Stevie chat to the NHS about men's mental health, suicide and reducing stigma for World Mental Health Day.

Man to man

A conversation about mental health, what it means to be a modern man, and how to get more men talking about masculinity.


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