Edinburgh entrepreneurs podcast aims to bring positivity and growth to listeners lives

Two young Edinburgh entrepreneurs have started a podcast to help bring positivity and growth into people’s lives.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 12:30 pm
The Chris and Ryan Show

Ryan Fyvie 25 and Chris Thomas 23 launched their podcast last year - The Chris and Ryan Show - to share the experience that they have both gained during life.

The pair, who also work as DJs, felt they could pass on various skills they’d developed through overcoming the trauma of losing their fathers at a young age and battling mental health issues.

They say the concept of the podcast is to pass on easily actionable actions and concepts that will help people to develop skills or thought processes that improve their lives.

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Interviewees include business leaders, experts, and influential people who have experienced real life situations that can be passed on to help others.

Chris said: “We’ve both experienced a lot in life already, both have lost our dads, and Ryan has been through mental health issues but despite this we’re both naturally positive and growth minded individuals.

“Our main aim is to help as many people as possible develop a growth mindset, become more positive and overcome their fears. We want to encourage others to achieve everything they set out to in life and find their purpose.

“I believe our skills lie with summarising what our guests say and taking that information and making it digestible for our audience.”

The hosts both said that the main thing they have learned from the podcast is that life is not a dress rehearsal and that people need to take action to realise their dreams.

Last week the duo interviewed Michele Civiera - the owner of world renowned Edinburgh based pizza brand Civerinos.

The hosts feel that Michele’s interview perfectly encapsulated what the show is all about.

Ryan said: “We got Michele on as he has come from nothing and created a massive brand with little to no initial money. His back story is amazing and he communicated really solid information that people can take on board.

“Michele talked about how community was so important for him getting off the ground. He said that being kind and looking out for others came back to help when he first launched Civerinos. People did work for free and said to him ‘pay us back later when you can’ and this was all because he treated everyone well and helped where he could.

“He also said he’s never afraid of asking for help. This resonates because everyone is either scared of asking for help in fear of judgement or the opposite thinking they don’t need any help when struggling.”

Chris and Ryan hope the podcast will help listeners realise their best selves and has urged anyone wishing to start a project to take the plunge.

They said: “It always seems really crap when you first start off but that is not the finished product. Always be open to feedback and asking for help. That way you will always improve.

“Our goal is to help others through conversation. We haven’t really thought about where the podcast could go in the future. It would be amazing to be full time interviewing the greatest minds out there.”

Episodes are released weekly every Friday on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts with video content on YouTube.

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