What Goes On Here [5 Live]

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Sam Walker hears stories of people who changed their lives and those of people around them after life changed them.

This week Sam meets the award winning business owner, who less than three years ago was facing prison after a series of extraordinary mistakes and painful revelations. How does one person get themselves into so much trouble, then find their way out again?

And what do you do when, in your mid 30's you realise you've changed your mind about the person you want to be? Sam speaks to the man who dedicated his life to the church - training as a priest, and becoming a monk - before a meeting with a childhood hero changed everything.

A series of in-depth interviews with people who changed their lives after life changed them.

Whoever you are, whatever you do, we all have times when we feel like we don't fit with the world around us.

What Goes On Here brings you stories of people who at times couldn't see a way forward, who maybe found themselves stuck in a life they never imagined would be theirs. But they faced their fears, faced themselves and changed and changed lives of people around them too.

A series of interviews with people who changed their lives after life changed them.

2016032720161225

Stories about people who experience life at its extremes and not only cope, but change their lives for the better.

This week: The successful painter and sculptor who views art as more than a career - it's the very thing that makes her tick. But it was a series of unbearable personal tragedies that led her walk into a shop and buy a paintbrush when she was in her forties.

And the restaurant owner who had a secret that eventually lost him his job, his car, his family and nearly his life. How do you rebuild your life when you no longer feel like a human being?

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Sam Walker presents a series of in-depth interviews with people who changed their lives after life changed them.

John Joseph is an Iron Man athlete, a published author and lead singer of a seminal punk band. He also experienced nothing but violence, crime and abuse for the first decades of his life. If violence is all you have ever known - how do you change who you are?

And Matthew Syed is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and champion table tennis player. But at a crucial point in his career- something happened that he admits changed him forever. If you've been building your whole life to one moment and at that moment you fail- how do you carry on.

John Joseph and Matthew Syed talk to Sam Walker about what changed their lives.

Barbara And Steve2016032720161225

Stories about people who experience life at its extremes and not only cope, but change their lives for the better.

This week: The successful painter and sculptor who views art as more than a career - it's the very thing that makes her tick. But it was a series of unbearable personal tragedies that led her walk into a shop and buy a paintbrush when she was in her forties.

And the restaurant owner who had a secret that eventually lost him his job, his car, his family and nearly his life. How do you rebuild your life when you no longer feel like a human being?

Stories about people who have changed their lives for the better.

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John And Matthew2016040320161225

Sam Walker presents a series of in-depth interviews with people who changed their lives after life changed them.

John Joseph is an Iron Man athlete, a published author and lead singer of a seminal punk band. He also experienced nothing but violence, crime and abuse for the first decades of his life. If violence is all you have ever known - how do you change who you are?

And Matthew Syed is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and champion table tennis player. But at a crucial point in his career- something happened that he admits changed him forever. If you've been building your whole life to one moment and at that moment you fail- how do you carry on.