Ben Coomber Radio


Want to live an Awesome Life? Tune into the UK's #1 rated podcast and top 10 in the world interviewing the worlds best guests in health, fitness and personal development, as well as Q&A shows. This is a full fat show on everything nutrition, food, mindset, exercise, human performance and generally being awesome on every level (hopefully containing a few laughs too). Ben Coomber is a nutritionist, coach, speaker, writer & former obese man sharing his journey. Day to day Ben coaches in his Fat Loss for Life coaching program and has Awesome Supplements & The BTN Academy. Ben loves coffee & food, plays rugby, hits the gym, and tries to be as awesome as possible through constant improvement. Visit Ben at: for more info.


  • #543 - Fergus Crawley on Success, Suicide  Recovery

    #543 - Fergus Crawley on Success, Suicide & Recovery

    02/07/2020 Duration: 58min

    Fergus Crawley attempted to take his own life, but why? He's a successful guy, what could possibly be wrong? Once it all happened, how did he recover? What does a life of recovery look like now? How does he deal with the dark thoughts that linger? How did this all happen, is society to play in this? These days you'll see him on social media attempting mad charity challenges, like squatting for 24 hours, running inhuman feats, and swimming vast distances, but why, what's his mission, what is he setting out to do? A fascinating chat with an awesome human being. I give to you, Fergus Crawley. Follow him @ferguscrawley

  • #542 - Things I Regret in Life, Advice to my Younger self!

    #542 - Things I Regret in Life, Advice to my Younger self!

    29/06/2020 Duration: 10min

    What do I regret in life? What would I say to my younger self? What would I change about my 33 year journey to date? What advice would I give to someone in their 20s right now? Find out...

  • #541 - Getting hit by a car changed my life with JP de Villiers

    #541 - Getting hit by a car changed my life with JP de Villiers

    25/06/2020 Duration: 01h12min

    Major life trauma can define you, positively, or negatively. After JP got hit by a car and was left in intensive care for weeks, and to this day still limps when he walks one year on, he see's it as a blessing. In this show we delve into JPs journey to discovering himself, what it means to live your truth, how our ego gets in the way and how to solve that, where people go wrong with meditation, the value of stillness, why he's lived his life so intensely and what he was running from, why he loves extreme challenges, and more. This podcast is a rabbit hole, come burrow with us. Follow him online 'Jean-Pierre De Villiers' or find his website here: Watch his crazy documentary here:

  • #540 - Skinny Jab: Science or Scandal?

    #540 - Skinny Jab: Science or Scandal?

    22/06/2020 Duration: 12min

    Seen skinny jab on social media doing the rounds? Two 'celebrities' who have openly struggled with their weight are proponents of it (aka get paid to promote it at £250 a month to us) to encourage their followers to take it to aid weight loss. Is this a scandal, or is there some science to the compound found in Skinny Jab? co-host Tom Bainbridge, our Head of Education at The BTN Academy, delves into this topic. Enjoy.Link to the research:,weight%20loss%20compared%20with%20placebo

  • #539 - Dave Birtwistle on what it means to be a Modern Man

    #539 - Dave Birtwistle on what it means to be a Modern Man

    18/06/2020 Duration: 52min

    You might have seen David Birtwistle on TVs 'Too hot to handle', but TV aside he's a super coach, has a refreshing perspective on fitness, nutrition and life, and is passionate about discussing what it means to be a modern man. On his own journey of self discovery David realised how he could improve, how he could optimise himself, how he could gain perspective on issues of the past, improving his relationship with himself, and others. Society has been good at telling us who to be, how to behave and what is the norm, is that correct, does that need to be challenged? We think so, and that's what we do on this show, enjoy. Follow David online @David.Birtwistle and check out: https://www.endeavourlife.comBooks we discuss on the show were '7 habits of highly successful people', 'The mask of masculinity', 'The Alter ego effect', 'Ego is the enemy', 'How to win friends and influence people'. The personality test we reference is:

  • #538 - Developing Courage  A vision for your Life

    #538 - Developing Courage & A vision for your Life

    15/06/2020 Duration: 42min

    Courage is an important asset, if you had the courage and conviction to go out and fulfil the vision you have for you life, how much happiness would you have? So, how do you develop courage? When everyone else is pushing or going one way, how do you go another? I only re-share interviews I've done if they are unique, different, and can bring you insight and value, and today this is one of those shows. Ollie Jowett, The Health & Happiness show, invited me on to chat all things living an AWESOME life, which delved into the topic of courage and leading your life your way! Enjoy.

  • #537 – Martial Arts  Movies with actor Scott Adkins

    #537 – Martial Arts & Movies with actor Scott Adkins

    11/06/2020 Duration: 30min

    This podcast was SO much fun! I talk to movie star Scott Adkins... LEGEND. We talk about the fear he had growing up and becoming an actor, not becoming a butcher but instead a movie star despite his families wishes, what got him so interested in martial arts as a kid, his approach to nutrition for movies, what his goals are and how he’s set goals in the past, his fast chocolate biscuit grabbing hands, kung fu kicks, and more. PLUS, he does an excellent movie promo voice. Watch his new film 'Payback' available now on digital download and on DVD from 6th July. I had a ton of fun chatting to Scott. Follow him on social media @thescottadkins

  • #536 - The AWESOME Morning Challenge!

    #536 - The AWESOME Morning Challenge!

    08/06/2020 Duration: 10min

    My morning routine involves reading a list of statements, this list anchors who I am and what I want to live everyday. I want to live THE MOST AWESOME LIFE POSSIBLE. But to do this our environment must be just right to live the life we want to live. People, places, your bed, what's in your fridge, in your ears, on your phone, EVERYTHING contributes to how we feel and act daily. I hope you decide to create your own AWESOME morning list, please tag me in it when you post it on social media, if you do (feel free to keep it personal, but I want to inspire others to do the same). I think this will help improve your motivation and momentum daily.

  • #535 - CBD, Recovery  The Pyramid of Importance with Tom Bainbridge

    #535 - CBD, Recovery & The Pyramid of Importance with Tom Bainbridge

    04/06/2020 Duration: 50min

    When it comes to recovery, what are the most important building blocks to have in place? Does CBD fit into this picture, seeing as lots of athletes are claiming it benefits recovery? What can CBD help with, where is the research on it to date, as lots of claims are made? We also discuss adaptogens, melatonin, vitamins, minerals, sleeps impact on 1RM, and more. Enjoy. And for further reading visit: Supplements NOT to take: Supplements TO take:

  • #534 - What to do when you’re not reaching your goals

    #534 - What to do when you’re not reaching your goals

    01/06/2020 Duration: 14min

    Today I'm having more reflections from therapy, at the age of 33, having been on a 15 year journey to date with my body, mind, relationships and career, I'm trying to reach the next level of me. Thus, my goals have changed, BUT, I'm not quite achieving them, why is that? What can I do? And what can you learn today from my deep reflections of self, my goals, and the process we take to achieve them. After all, we all get caught in a rut, its how we get out of it that's key...

  • #533 - Challenging Comfort Zones  Social Anxiety with Dave Cottrell

    #533 - Challenging Comfort Zones & Social Anxiety with Dave Cottrell

    28/05/2020 Duration: 58min

    How often do you challenge your comfort zone, and should you? Lockdown has spurred many interesting conversations, and today is one of those. As people have stayed at home for a long time now, how will that effect us mentally? Have our comfort zones now diminished? Are we aware of it? Are we stronger as a result of Lockdown, or has the fear weakened us? Are we anxious? The 2nd part of this show looks at compartmentalising different emotions so it doesn't take over your whole life, after all, should something like grief change you as a person, or just change part of you as a result of a life event? Dave and I also share our personal approach to managing lockdown so we stayed mentally strong. Join us as we go down a complex mindset rabbit hole, but one crucial to peoples future mental health. Check out Dave online @MindsetByDave

  • #532 - Improve your Problem Solving skills

    #532 - Improve your Problem Solving skills

    25/05/2020 Duration: 12min

    Moving forwards in life means we have to problem solve, but are you using the right people, are you leaning on the right relationships with others to effectively solve those problems? Some people are more logical, some are more emotional, some are impulsive, the key is knowing how we usually behave and having that person that compliments how we think and feel and thus, over the course of a chat, leads us to a better outcome. Effective problem solving, essential for living an AWESOME life.

  • #531 - Are we Addicted to Social Media with Nir Eyal

    #531 - Are we Addicted to Social Media with Nir Eyal

    21/05/2020 Duration: 44min

    Social media usage is at an all time high, and people say its addictive, but is it? Or are we distracted by it for other reasons? And thus, is procrastination a real or imagined problem? As an expert in behavioural psychology and as someone who has helped tech companies develop such ‘addictive’ apps, I speak to Nir Eyal on the fascinating world of technology, a huge part of our modern lives. We discuss life traction vs distraction, procrastination, time blocking, life systems for better control, if a % of the population are pathologically out of control with such devices and technology, and more. I loved this chat, I know you're gonna love it too!! For advanced reading click here: is the schedule maker tool Nir mentioned: link to a cool distraction guide here: Habits vs routines article here: follow Nir @Neyal99

  • #530 - Are you being too hard on yourself?

    #530 - Are you being too hard on yourself?

    18/05/2020 Duration: 13min

    There are times we need to GO GO GO, to take ACTION. But also times we need to rest, recover and get our AWESOME back. This was me this weekend, but I struggled, I struggled due to not knowing the root cause of the problem and then trying to fix something that wasn't broken. Hopefully from todays short show it will help you know when to put your foot on the gas, know when to chill, and know when and why you need fluidity vs structure. Enjoy.

  • #529 - Alcohol, Friend or Foe? with Chris Williamson

    #529 - Alcohol, Friend or Foe? with Chris Williamson

    14/05/2020 Duration: 01h15min

    Alcohol, a huge part of our culture, not just in modern times, but in past times too, what TV program doesn't show everyone enjoying their drink in their downtime even in bygone eras? But, is it serving us? Is it having a positive impact on our lives? Chris Williamson, todays guest after his first appearance on the show thinks it should be a class A drug, but why, how is it affecting us and does it allow us to live our truth? We drink it to relieve stress, to be more confident, to be sociable, and to escape, but, the big question, is this serving us? Time to go down a rabbit hole.... enjoy. Find Chris online on IG @chriswillx - find his podcast Modern Wisdom - and his sobriety course -

  • #528 - The Future of The Fitness Industry After Covid-19

    #528 - The Future of The Fitness Industry After Covid-19

    11/05/2020 Duration: 01h03min

    The future of fitness right now is looking bleak, gyms are still closed, coaches are doing the best they can training clients online, but there is a complete unknown what fitness will look like post lockdown. Especially as other countries like China have closed their gyms again in fear of a 2nd wave, and many countries in Europe lifting lockdown slowly have kept gyms closed. So what can we do, what might the future of fitness be? How do we as coaches keep our jobs? In this podcast I discuss the future, what trends I have observed and studied, what other countries are doing, what we as fitness professionals could do, what opportunities there will be, what future skills coaches might need, how roles might change, how gyms might change, and essentially how we need to adapt for the future, with us essentially having a Plan A, B, C and D. Enjoy, and I hope this gives some honest and realistic, but optimistic inspiration to the coaches out there in the fitness and health industry.

  • #527 - Are Shoes Damaging our Feet with Galahad Clark

    #527 - Are Shoes Damaging our Feet with Galahad Clark

    07/05/2020 Duration: 42min

    We're born barefoot, then as we grow older we wear more and more types of shoes, a shoe for school, a shoe for sport, a shoe to go out, there is a shoe for everything. BUT, are all these shoes built to allow us to move naturally, do they look after our foot biomechanics, the part of our body that connects our movement with the ground? With many people with lower limb pain, and a culture of a shoe for every job, and fashion over function as most peoples primary concern for a shoe, I speak to Galahad Clark, the founder of VivoBarefoot about shoes, movement, evolution, pain, nature, foot science, cultural adoption of shoes in the west compared to the east, and much more. Check out VivoBarefoot at:

  • #526 - Living an AWESOME Life (Pt 2): Discovering your Truth

    #526 - Living an AWESOME Life (Pt 2): Discovering your Truth

    04/05/2020 Duration: 11min

    Last week I restarted therapy. Why? Find out....

  • #525 - The Lockdown Life Battle-plan

    #525 - The Lockdown Life Battle-plan

    30/04/2020 Duration: 41min

    We're deep into lockdown life now in the UK with no end in sight, and thus there are some key struggles for people. Motivation to eat well and exercise, snacking too much through boredom, balancing work with kids, staying positive, keeping energy output high when at home, drinking in the evening more, and the uncertainty of the end. This podcast gives you a battle plan to combat this, but it starts with accepting the new norm, only then can we progress. So if you're struggling right now, get this podcast in your ears, I PROMISE it will help!

  • #524 - What does living an AWESOME life mean?

    #524 - What does living an AWESOME life mean?

    27/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    I say AWESOME a lot, but why, what does it mean to me? Many people have words and stories they live by, and part of my story is the word AWESOME. Why am I so passionate about it? Listen for 11 minutes and find out...

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