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Interview with Linda McLachlan of The Arena podcast
Episode 1331st August 2021 • Pod Buffet • Pod Buffet Podcasters
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A conversation with Linda McLachlan, host of The Arena Podcast, to explore the origin and development of her podcast.

A daily dose of ordinary courage can lead to extraordinary change. Join me, Linda McLachlan, and my diverse and inspiring guests for stories of conscious, everyday courage.

PODCAST LINK: https://thearena-podcast.com/

CONTRIBUTORS: Linda Mclachlan, Steve Heatherington

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[00:00:18] And in this episode, we talk to Linda McLachlan of The Arena.

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[00:00:35] Steve Heatherington: Hi, Linda. And welcome to the Pod Buffet. It's so good to have you here.

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[00:00:42] Steve Heatherington: So why don't we start with you, tell us a bit about yourself and your background and where you are.

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[00:01:18] having reached a bit of a crossroads in my life. And so I was in the process of becoming an actor again, when the pandemic struck and because we couldn't do live events and I wanted to become a performer again, I thought that maybe podcasting was a way of me being able to express myself. And what I discovered through the workshop was.

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[00:02:07] So that's basically the story of how I've arrived at having a podcast.

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[00:02:14] interesting. And you're based in Canada because you've got that lovely accent. Not that, not that you think you've got an accent, you don't hear it in ourselves. I mean, I haven't got an accent any anyway.

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[00:02:28] Steve Heatherington: The title of your podcast is the arena, which evokes really strong imagery.

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[00:02:41] Linda McLachlan: Renee Brown's books I've read the complete works of Bernay brown. One of her books is called daring greatly, which was drawn from the man in the arena speech, which was. Teddy Roosevelt's speech and years ago, I wasn't familiar with it and then was, was exposed to it through her, her book.

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[00:03:26] And so evoking the arena of Woking, that idea of, of stepping in like a gladiator to do battle with whatever it is that you are challenged by was a really strong image for me. I think it works for people when they understand where that comes from.

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[00:03:51] Even when they're talking about some pretty deep experiences and the difficulties, challenges, things. What is it that you hope to bring to your listeners from that?

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[00:04:20] And that I think is the through-line or the theme that I hear over and over again from the people who come on the podcast is you have to go through something. Day by day, there is no skipping over steps or getting to the finish line quickly. You have to walk each one of those steps and as difficult as it may seem at the beginning, if you focus on the next step, you can get through it.

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[00:05:24] Steve Heatherington: Yeah, no, certainly the episodes I've listened to, it brings a sense of hope, a sense of possibility. And you hearing somebody else's story, but it's very accessible to you to say, actually my life could be different and you can take inspiration from someone else's journey, which is great.

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[00:05:50] Delighted to hear that that in fact comes through.

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[00:06:00] Linda McLachlan: I think the best place really is on the website. So which is www dot the arena, hyphen podcast.com. And from there are my Instagram and Facebook, but ultimately at the website, you'll find all of the episodes from season one through three.

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[00:06:24] Linda McLachlan: Thank you.

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[00:06:44] Steve Heatherington: I hope you enjoyed this taster from the Pod Buffet. Check out the full podcast by following the links in the episode notes. See you again soon.

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