Daddy Issues Podcast
Wednesday, 11 November
In this weeks episode I am speaking to Reggie Nelson.
I first heard of Reggie Nelson when a friend started harassing my phone to get me to stop whatever I was doing and turn on Radio 4. It was broadcasting an interview with Reggie where he’d been asked to appear on Four Thought to speak about his extraordinary life transformation, which led him to gain one of the most senior members of investment management company, BlackRock, as a mentor, become Whatsapp pals with Theresa May, and host his own podcast for the BBC. It didn’t take me long to completely stop all I was doing, and just listen, transfixed.
Not only was I hearing a beautiful piece of spoken word - which is how Reggie chose to deliver his story - but I also was in complete awe of this man’s story of survival, strength, resilience, determination and faith. He'd grown up with an absent father due to both alcoholism and separation, with his father’s death eventually acting as the catalyst that pushed him to make the changes that he did, and become who he is today. I needed to get him on Daddy Issues.
I found him on Twitter, emailed him, and waited. Weeks later an email popped into my inbox with the green light, and weeks after that, we recorded this wonderful episode.
I am SO in awe of this man, and can’t wait to watch him continue to flourish and change, in his own words, ‘as many other lives as possible’ whilst doing so.