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  • 21. ADHD And Bipolar Disorder: Heston Blumenthal Opens Up [EXCLUSIVE]

    35:52
    CW: Suicide, Mental HealthIn this podcast exclusive, culinary icon Heston Blumenthal reveals his recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder.The mastermind behind the three Michelin-starred The Fat Duck is renowned for his innovative, playful, and multi-sensory culinary experiences. So it may not come as a surprise that he's also ADHD.In this episode, Ben takes a deep dive "Inside Heston’s World," unveiling a different side of the renowned chef. Heston candidly discusses the highs and lows of bipolar disorder, his hospitalisation, and how his manic episodes have fuelled his imagination. He also explores the impact of ADHD on his culinary experiments and occasional kitchen mishaps.1:36 The Different Types Of Bipolar3:31 Heston's Bipolar Diagnosis13:21 Heston's ADHD13:53 ADHD and Cooking17:29 ADHD and Sensory Issues19:13 ADHD and Mindfulness22:20 ADHD and Bipolar Disorder Combined24:13 Heston Blumenthal's Third Michelin Star28:40 Yes or No Round31:06 Heston's Neurodivergent item____________________ On "The Hidden 20%," host Ben Branson chats with neurodivergent [ADHD, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette's etc.] creatives, entrepreneurs, and experts to see how great minds.. think differently. Host: Ben BransonProducer: Bella NealeVideo Editor: James ScrivenSocial Media Manager: Charlie YoungMusic: Jackson GreenbergBrought to you by charity The Hidden 20% #1203348___________ Follow & subscribe… Website: www.hidden20.orgInstagram / TikTok / Youtube / X: @Hidden20podcastBen Branson @seedlip_benHeston Blumenthal @hestonblumenthalteam @dinnerbyhbIf you'd like to support The Hidden 20%, you can buy a "green dot" badge at https://www.hidden20.org/thegreendot/p/badge. All proceeds go to the charity.

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  • 21. Matt Willis: “ADHD isn’t an excuse for horrible character flaws”

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    Matt Willis, rose to fame with the multi-platinum band Busted and later went on to star in major West End productions.In this chat with Ben, Matt reveals a different side of himself, sharing the shock of his ADHD diagnosis following a visit to a marriage counsellor. He discusses coping strategies for ADHD which helped handle addiction, how to overcome shame, and provides a fresh perspective on his time in the jungle.Matt also spills the tea on what it was like to work with his wife, Emma Willis, on Love Is Blind (UK). 0:00 Introduction1:07 Matt's ADHD Diagnosis In Adulthood11:14 ADHD And Socializing15:17 ADHD In The Prison System16:10 ADHD and Negative Self Talk23:38 ADHD And Organization24:48 Neurodivergent Parenting38:14 Dealing With Fame As Part Of Busted42:06 When Busted Split Up44:00 Matt's Purpose48:41 Matt's Message To People Who Think They Might Be ADHD49:38 ADHD And Hyperfocus56:00 How ADHD Helped Write Busted's Biggest Hits57:17 ADHD And Drive 58:25 ADHD And Trust59:19 ADHD In I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here1:00:29 Matt's Neurodivergent Item____________________ On "The Hidden 20%," host Ben Branson chats with neurodivergent [ADHD, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette's etc.] creatives, entrepreneurs, and experts to see how great minds.. think differently. Host: Ben BransonProducer: Bella NealeVideo Editor: James ScrivenSocial Media Manager: Charlie YoungMusic: Jackson GreenbergBrought to you by charity The Hidden 20% #1203348___________ Follow & subscribe… Website: www.hidden20.orgInstagram / TikTok / Youtube / X: @Hidden20podcastBen Branson @seedlip_benMatt Willis @mattjwillisIn On The Mend, Matt Willis talks to inspiring people from all walks of life, who have hit rock bottom, and finds out how they made it through to the other side. Exploring his own drug and alcohol addiction, he digs deep into what recovery means, offering tips and tools and expert advice. Listen to the podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/0n5EkuynTmtA3ZckiZ5C7JIf you'd like to support The Hidden 20%, you can buy a "green dot" badge at https://www.hidden20.org/thegreendot/p/badge. All proceeds go to the charity.
  • 20. ADHD Diagnosis In Adulthood Explained Everything For Adam Reed

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    CW: mental health, suicide & addiction.With more than 20 years of expertise in hairstyling, salon ownership, and creating his own haircare products, Adam Reed stands as a legendary figure in the hairstyling industry.In this chat with Ben, Adam openly discusses navigating anxiety and paranoia alongside ADHD and explores his healing journey, from prescription medications to micro-dosing psilocybin. Adam also reflects on a difficult childhood and why community plays a pivotal role in his life.0:00 Introduction1:56 Adam's Journey Of Mental Health & Acceptance7:11 Identity & School17:21 Looking Back After ADHD Diagnosis In Adulthood19:02 Looking After Your ADHD Brain & ADHD Hyper Focus27:13 Adam's New Brand 'Arkive' & The Power Of Scent33:33 ADHD & Intimacy36:09 ADHD Entrepreneurship39:55 Not Choosing The Easy Route, Connection & Insomnia45:02 Adam's Neurodivergent Item_________________ On "The Hidden 20%," host Ben Branson chats with neurodivergent [ADHD, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette's etc.] creatives, entrepreneurs, and experts to see how great minds.. think differently. Host: Ben BransonProducer: Bella NealeVideo Editor: James ScrivenSocial Media Manager: Charlie YoungMusic: Jackson GreenbergBrought to you by charity The Hidden 20% #1203348___________ Follow & subscribe… Website: www.hidden20.orgInstagram / TikTok / Youtube / X: @Hidden20podcastBen Branson @seedlip_benAdam Reed @adamreedhairIf you'd like to support The Hidden 20%, you can buy a "green dot" badge at https://www.hidden20.org/thegreendot/p/badge. All proceeds go to the charity.
  • 19. Dyslexic Founder of Not On The High Street: “Business is a tool for happiness!”

    41:34
    Holly Tucker has made small business’ her lifeblood as the founder of Europe’s biggest small business marketplace, Not On The High Street and Holly & Co.In this episode Ben chats to Holly about how she got the name "hurricane holly", the benefits of naivety in business and why dyslexic thinkers are incredible entrepreneurs.0:00 Introduction1:10 Business & Naivety7:27 Holly's Life Mission13:31 Shame Around Dyslexia17:57 Holly's Dyslexia Diagnosis22:24 Dyslexia Is Great For Business24:00 Holly's eCommerce Founder Journey31:12 Self Doubt As An Entrepreneur34:01 Trusting Your Instinct As A Founder39:19 Holly's Neurodivergent Item___________  On "The Hidden 20%," host Ben Branson chats with neurodivergent [ADHD, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette's etc.] creatives, entrepreneurs, and experts to see how great minds.. think differently. Host: Ben BransonProducer: Bella NealeVideo Editor: James ScrivenSocial Media Manager: Charlie YoungMusic: Jackson GreenbergBrought to you by charity The Hidden 20% #1203348___________ Follow & subscribe… Website: www.hidden20.orgInstagram / TikTok / Youtube / X: @Hidden20podcastBen Branson @seedlip_benHolly Tucker @hollytuckerIf you'd like to support The Hidden 20%, you can buy a "green light" badge at https://www.hidden20.org/thegreendot/p/badge. All proceeds go to the charity.
  • 18. Sunil Patel: "That hidden 20% makes the magic happen"

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    With season 2 right around the corner, we thought we'd drop a bonus episode to keep you going!A few weeks back, we recorded a special episode LIVE at The Podcast Show with our friends from TYX. We invited Sunil Patel from the award-winning Whisper to talk all things late-diagnosis ADHD, running a business when you're neurodivergent, and pushing the boundaries of television. Sunil was amazing, and so is this episode!Season 2 is coming soon, watch this space! Literally...WATCH the full episode at www.youtube.com/@hidden20podcast___________  On "The Hidden 20%," host Ben Branson chats with neurodivergent [ADHD, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette's etc.] creatives, entrepreneurs, and experts to see how great minds.. think differently. Host: Ben BransonProducer: Bella NealeVideo Editor: Jame ScrivenSocial Media Manager: Charlie YoungMusic: Jackson GreenbergBrought to you by charity Prism ND #1203348___________ Follow & subscribe… Website: www.hidden20.orgInstagram / TikTok / Youtube / X: @Hidden20podcastBen Branson @seedlip_benIf you'd like to support The Hidden 20%, you can buy a "green light" badge at https://www.hidden20.org/thegreendot/p/badge. All proceeds go to the charity.
  • 17. Sam Branson: "You being autistic f****** saved us"

    46:16
    In The Hidden 20% season finale, things get personal.Sam Branson, Ben's wife, takes a seat in the green chair for the first time, giving a new perspective on Ben's journey with autism and ADHD.With raw honesty, they delve into the impact of Ben's diagnosis on their marriage. Sam talks about handling Ben's shutdowns, going solo to events and challenges with communication.But they don't stop there—they also share how they overcame these challenges, emerging stronger than ever.WATCH the full episode at www.youtube.com/@hidden20podcast___________  On "The Hidden 20%," host Ben Branson chats with neurodivergent [ADHD, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette's etc.] creatives, entrepreneurs, and experts to see how great minds.. think differently. Host: Ben BransonProducer: Bella NealeVideo Editor: Jame ScrivenSocial Media Manager: Charlie YoungMusic: Jackson GreenbergBrought to you by charity Prism ND #1203348___________ Follow & subscribe… Website: www.hidden20.orgInstagram / TikTok / Youtube / X: @Hidden20podcastBen Branson @seedlip_benSam Branson@manta_bransonIf you'd like to support The Hidden 20%, you can buy a "green light" badge at https://www.hidden20.org/thegreendot/p/badge. All proceeds go to the charity.
  • 16. Leanne Maskell: "Internally, it's just chaos"

    35:30
    Leanne Maskell, a former Vogue model turned law graduate, author, mental health advocate, and founder of ADHD Works.In this chat with Ben, Leanne opens up about the "hidden parts" of ADHD, from financial impulsivity to medication shortages. They also delve into the importance of making noise and disrupting narratives in order to incite change.WATCH the full episode at www.youtube.com/@hidden20podcast___________  On "The Hidden 20%," host Ben Branson chats with neurodivergent [ADHD, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette's etc.] creatives, entrepreneurs, and experts to see how great minds.. think differently. Host: Ben BransonProducer: Bella NealeVideo Editor: James ScrivenSocial Media Manager: Charlie YoungMusic: Jackson GreenbergBrought to you by charity Prism ND #1203348___________ Follow & subscribe… Website: www.hidden20.orgInstagram / TikTok / Youtube / X: @Hidden20podcastBen Branson @seedlip_benLeanne Maskell @leannemaskell@ADHDWorksIf you'd like to support The Hidden 20%, you can buy a "green light" badge at https://www.hidden20.org/thegreendot/p/badge. All proceeds go to the charity.