'Ultimately, all we have are our stories. If no one hears them, did we ever exist?! What you're doing offers an amazing opportunity. It's totally inspired.'
'It was fantastic and very interesting. Because I didn't quite know what I was going to answer it was good. What a joy it has been, Chris, to be with a fellow Bristol Old Vic Theatre School boy and to chat for an hour. I really enjoyed it. Thank you very much indeed!'
It's very nice talking about yourself! I wasn't feeling very well when we started but I feel much better now! Thank you Chris, you've taken your passion & made it happen. Congratulations to you!
It was wonderful, I loved it! Like one of those talking things you put on in a car on a long drive and it keeps on inspiring you! Fantastic!
'I felt comfortable. Chris really 'gets it' straightaway, he really understands. Chris really is listening, not just hosting! Chris gives you the reassurance that he has absolutely understood.'
'It was quite emotional actually, reflecting on the things that have shaped me or that are important to me. I promised myself I wouldn't blub. Really wonderful.'
'I wondered about it beforehand and I have had plenty of room. I think it worked really well.'
'Chris places his subjects in a heightened metaphorical landscape where the stories can flow. His approach is eccentric and playful, teasing connections and prompting new insights.'
'I liked it very much. I do talk too much and it's nice to verbalise your thoughts, also having the time to do it. To think about things in depth is cathartic. I enjoyed it immensely.'
'Chris is very good at giving space to guests and very actively listening. Yes, it was lovely to nice to think about what shaped you. I had a very nice time.'
It was very pleasant, enjoyable and flattering. You asked me to pause, get off the treadmill & think about MY life and the people around me who affect me and whom I affect. Really nice!
It was fun and it was different or sure. It makes you think a lot more about where your life has gone & what you believe in, so definitely not your standard. Enjoyed it!
'It's a great concept which actually makes you have to think.'
'That felt amazing, it was great! It was like scouring out a pot and finding bits that I haven't talked about before!'
What I love about your show in this dark depressing world at the moment, is that you have created a beautiful oasis of kindness and positivity. I think you've got spun Gold here. Congratulations to you and your team, it's a beautiful, beautiful life-affirming 45-50 minutes. Thank you!
'Being a guest on Chris's podcast is like having a day spa for your brain.'
'Definitely do listen to Chris because you are going to find out things you wouldn't discover anywhere else. I felt better for it.'
It was fantastic. Your way of curating your Show is wonderful. There is a plethora of podcasts and I've definitely not done or experienced one like this. The structure and the way you guide it is lovely. The 'Clearing' is a wonderful place to come to. Thank you!
It was great! Because the metaphors are so broad you really open up lots of doors and rabbit holes that have been really interesting & inspiring to go down!
'It's not often you get to talk to somebody for an hour about yourself and they listen attentively. It's a strange, but lovely, feeling. It felt quite self-indulgent to be given a good listening to.'
I loved it, you were a firm guiding hand - it was great, thank you!
'The form [of the show] is light-hearted. It's a nice way to plumb the depths of the guest and I really appreciated it and enjoyed it.'
'A brilliant podcast interview structure. Chris is warm and generous and made it effortlessly easy for me to tell the story behind my new book.'
'It's nice to be able to reach a broader audience and to talk to many more people though Chris.'
Thank you! It was absolute delight. Scary at first and then like I was being sherpered in the nicest, most pleasant way! And you made me think about things that are very good & important to think about.
'You managed me quite well. Huge fun. You are great at doing this. You are really good.'
'Chris approaches the interview in a unique and individual way so it's been great. Normally I sit down, people ask me questions and I reel off the answers, but Chris made me think.'
'It tickled my brain. And now for some cake and a lie-down!'
Very enjoyable. Love the format! It's a very good one I think for Authors with plenty of opportunity & flexibility but with a really interesting structure. Very interesting to do, I liked it a lot!
'Your extraordinary podcast format brought looking back on my life a unique focus. My children loved it and so did I.'
'It's always a pleasure to talk about yourself and take stock a bit. 'The Clearing' is a great metaphor.'
'You sent my mind down some very interesting avenues. I got an overview of my life which gave me a perspective shift. You are so receptive and affable and easy to talk to. It's been a pleasure.'
'Chris kept me on my toes and I had to make sure I'd prepared for it. I hadn't ever been on a podcast with such an interesting set of questions. I loved it. Well done!'
'I really loved the process. I'd like to do it again in five years and see how much has changed. It was great spending time thinking about me.'
Your podcast is 'Theatre for the Mind'. I congratulate you sir!
'I just love chatting with Chris. He makes it so easy. It's great to think through the things that have shaped you and inspired you. Loved that. Also, Chris had cake! You can't go wrong there.'
You’re a superstar for eliciting stories that matter. Love it!
'It's been a lovely opportunity to share some moments in life and reflect. It's been wonderful.'
'This has been such fun and a real delight. So proud to have the sign language included.'
'I did lots of US promos, radio and TV, also Sky News. Without doubt, the best interview I've had.'
I wan't very good at this when I first left the BBC Breakfast sofa because I like asking the questions! So it feels scary but that was really enjoyable! I revealed stuff about myself that I've not said before, so well done you! I agree with Michael Rosen, this is a great way for Authors to talk about their books.
'It's inspirational to learn about those light bulb moments that change everything in your life.'
'The structure of the whole podcast is brilliant. It's great to have positive flow but it goes too quickly. It's a lovely opportunity to share with other people what you think about things.'
'It was very enjoyable. I liked the structure very much. I congratulate you, Chris. You do it with such charm. It was really good fun.'
'This is perfect for family and anyone who's interested. I enjoyed sharing my emotions and life events that were important to me. I did this for my children and anyone else who's interested.'
'I learnt something about me!'
'Chatting through things I'm passionate about was a lot of fun and laidback. I had a real hoot!'
It was cool, really cool! I don't normally think in those kind of structured ways and I'm glad that I did! Thinking about things and have they have fitted in over the last few years has been great!
'There's something quite freeing about telling people who you are.'
'It's very clever the way Chris gets people to think about their answers in a slightly more imaginative way. He gave me the opportunity to say whatever I wanted to. It's been really fun.'
'I found it an absolute delight. You are more than welcome to ferret around in my subconscious any time you like.'
'I was a bit nervous at first, but it's been enjoyable. It's just a bit of a chat, isn't it? It's been lovely. It's surprisingly enjoyable and I would recommend doing it.'
'It's phenomenal and amazing. You are very skilled. It's very subtle and delicate, it's been a really good experience, enjoyable and nourishing.'
'It's lovely to be listened to. Who wouldn't want to be listened to? It was enormous fun and great to talk to you.'
It was absolutely perfect! You made me feel so at ease and handled all of that with grace & aplomb. Happy to say that the investment was well worth it. I loved it, loved all of it!
'Chris asks good questions and I felt safe and comfortable and was very happy to carry on as long as Chris wanted me to. Extremely enjoyable.'
'It was quite nice having a route map. Chris's questions made me jump a little outside my normal responses.'