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The Catflap Chats Podcast

142 EpisodesProduced by Mikey RoweWebsite

Welcome to the Catflap Chats podcast. My name is Mikey, but lots call me Catflap, Flap, or Flapper, and I'm fortunate enough to call some pretty interesting people my mates - Professional sports, Rugby, Boxing, MMA, Football, Actors, Singers, and Business, in Wales and beyond. I'm going to have a be… read more

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Ep137 - Robin Horsfall - Former SAS Soldier, Author & Veterans Campaigner (Operations Banner, Nimrod and Mikado)

August 8th, 2022


Today was a really interesting chat - Robin joined the army at 15, after a tough childhood. He joined the Para-Troopers before his 18th birthday, and passed SAS selection at 22. Northern Ireland, The Iranian Embassy …

Ep136 - Katie Owen - DJ'ing for Kasabian, Hosting Reading & Leeds, Working in Football & Music

August 1st, 2022


Come on a whistle stop catch up with one of South Wales most active DJ's and presenters, Katie Owen. When she's not warming up the crowd at Kasabian gigs, she's working for Sport Bible at the Women's Euro's, warming up …

Ep135 - Budgy Smuggler - Freeing the thighs from the 'Curtains of Shame' (Boardshorts)

July 25th, 2022


Loved catching up with Chief Smuggler Adam 'Linny' Linforth, on his whistle stop trip to London and Paris. Anyone who knows me, knows I love the guys at Budgys, but also what the brand stands for, and the fun associated …

Ep134 - Lauren Webber - The Mum Club, & everything that goes with being a Mum (and Business Owner)

July 18th, 2022


Loved this episode - Lauren has had to sacrifice so much along the way, its great to see TMC going from strength to strength with 37 franchises and counting, let alone going global! We spoke business, but also being a …

Ep133 - Joe Gray - MyoMaster, Harlequins, Saracens, Northampton Saints & England Rugby

July 11th, 2022


Top bloke is Joe, who's grafted both on and off the field to get to where he is now. He's just hung the boots up after 16 years as a pro, and co-founded Myomaster too, which aims to rival Theragun. He was the first …

Ep132 - Charlie Sharples - Gloucester Rugby Legend, & English Premiership Stalwart (and Independent Financial Advisor IYKYK)

July 4th, 2022


Funny episode with Charles Sharples, as he introduced himself haha. He's a down to earth lad - Good to hear about the challenges he faced for both England and Gloucester, and the good times too. He gives some real …

Ep131 - Mike Ruddock OBE - Rugby, Coaching, & finding the Stars of tomorrow

June 27th, 2022


What an insightful chat this was with Mike - He delved in to all aspects of his coaching career, the highs and the lows. He's currently finding the …

Ep130 - Jordan Conroy - Ireland 7s, Olympian, & Dancing with the Stars

June 20th, 2022


What a guy Jordan is. The toughest of upbringings, and not playing rugby until he was 18 - This didn't stop Jordan working his way to the top, and doing it all with a smile on his face. Tokyo2020, The World 7s series, …

Ep129 - Deacon Manu - Fiji Rugby and Scarlets legend, with a bit of Super Rugby too

June 13th, 2022


What a lovely guy, who wasn't afraid to give his opinion on a few bits. Great career in New Zealand, Wales, and captained Fiji too, although that wasn't always plain sailing

Tough as teak but always had a smile on his …

Ep128 - Isa Nacewa - Leinster Rugby Legend, & doing bits down under...

June 6th, 2022


What a lovely bloke, who's had an interesting career in both hemispheres. Down south he made a huge impact, but in the North is where he earned hero status - Winning everything with Leinster. 

He talks about his …

Ep127 - Dean Conway - Ex ECB Physio & Owner of CRX Compression

May 30th, 2022


30 years+ years in professional Cricket, you see one or two things! Part of that historic 2005 Ashes win, and unofficially the go between (Agony Aunt) for players and management. I loved catching up with Dean, and …

Ep126 - Ed Jackson - Broadcaster, Adventurer, Ex Rugby Player, Optimist.

May 23rd, 2022


One of my fav episodes to date - What a guy Ed is. From professional Rugby player to Quadriplegic. From never walking again, to scaling mountains a …

Ep125 - Don Armand Pt2 - Exeter Chiefs Legend (We actually talk a bit of Rugby here)

May 16th, 2022


Great to talk to Don a second time, this time with a sprinkling of Rugby, his back ground, and what it takes to be in the mind of a professional …

Ep124 - Don Armand Pt1 - Exeter Chiefs legend, and being a good bloke (in general & rugby)

May 9th, 2022


An hour flew by without even realising! Part 2 coming soon. 

9 years a Chief, a few caps, winning the LV, the Premiership, and the European Champions Cup, after a few tussles with a certain team, but we hardly spoke …

Ep123 - Owen Carrick - Eating...Or Not? Living with a Male Easting Disorder

May 2nd, 2022


Bit of a different one. Whilst we normally associate Anorexia and Bulimia with eating disorders in Women, 1 in 3 men have an eating disorder of some …

Ep122 - Jarrod Evans - Cardiff Rugby and Wales Rugby Fly-Half

April 18th, 2022


I absolutely bloody love Jar. A top lad with the world at his feet Rugby wise. All the talent in the world, but happens to have been playing at a …

Ep121 - Lisa Marie Brown - Pinkspiration, Formula Women, and her love of owning and designing Supercars

April 11th, 2022


I got a chance to have a whirlwind 30 mins with Lisa, fresh off her being all over the press as the lady who's about to design Katie Price's new supercar! 

We spoke about being a women in predominantly male orientated …

Ep120 - Dr Perry Crofts - The NHS, Depression, and Suicide...The Cost of Caring?

April 4th, 2022


This is a difficult listen at times, and there's graphic talk of Suicide. 

Perry is a Dr, training to be a GP, and talks of his story living with …

Ep119 - Hugh Watkins -Former Professional Rugby Referee

March 21st, 2022


20 years a Ref! Great chatting with someone on the other side of the whistle, and to get their views on rugby today, law interpretations, but in an engaging way. RWC07, Tri Nations, 6 Nations, the 7s Series, Celtic …

Ep118 - @Ginge_Unhinged (My Aunty) - Endometriosis. Early Menopause. Mental Health

March 14th, 2022


I knew my Aunty had been through some stuff. I never understood the duration/complexities or severity of her conditions, nor how common they were amongst women. This was tough for me. I heard things I hadn't heard …

Ep117 - Leon Pryce - Over 500 Pro Rugby League Games - GB & England Rugby League, Bradford Bulls, St Helens, Catalan Dragons, Hull and more

March 7th, 2022


What hasn't this guy seen or done? Played with and against the best players the world had to offer. Won it all as a team and individually. One of the best Rugby League players England have produced, who did it his way. 

Ep116 - Angus Baskerville - Becoming a Magician; Living with ADHD, Asperger's, and Autism

February 28th, 2022


Angus is an incredible young man. We met by chance at a wedding a few weeks ago, and it amazed me, not only how good he was, but his journey. We spoke then, and in more detail on the pod, about growing up with various …

Ep115 - Lloyd White - 200+ Super League and Wales RL Caps - Crusaders, Widnes Vikings and Toulouse Olympique

February 21st, 2022


Having known Lloyd for years, it's easy to not appreciate the longevity and what Lloyd has achieved in the Super League. Couple that with him being Welsh, he has probably gone under the radar.

Over 200 professional …

Ep114 - Jacques Burger - Saracens and Namibian Rugby Legend

February 14th, 2022


Maybe one of the hardest players in the game - the guy absolutely loved melting people in half! It was class to catch up with Jacques, and chat about …

Ep113 - Eorl Crabtree - Rugby League and Huddersfield Giants legend

February 7th, 2022


Absolutely loved this, and what a great bloke Eorl is. Both Union and League as a kid, Eorl grew to be a one club legend with Huddersfield Giants in …

Ep112 - Dayfdd James - Lion, Wales, Heineken Cup Hero, and struggling to find a sense of purpose, post Rugby

January 31st, 2022


I won't lie, this was tough to record, and edit back. Dayfdd was a superstar of the Game. Lions 01 (3 Test Starts), one of the top scorers ever in the H-Cup. But since leaving Rugby, he has struggled, and is still …

Ep111 - The Healthy Hangout & going on a fat loss transformation

January 24th, 2022


This episode is different to a few others I've done. The Healthy Hangout, based in Trade Street, Cardiff, have come on board as a partner, to help me finally shift some weight! They will be providing my meals for the …

Ep110 - Phil Davies - 46 Caps for Wales Rugby, 2 RWC's as a Coach, and creating great Rugby cultures

January 17th, 2022


You know when it's a good one, when you could have sat for hours, even after 90 mins of chatting. Phil was a 46 cap Wales 2nd and back row, who's …

Ep109 - Lloyd Ashley - 150 for Ospreys Rugby, and Mental Health Champion 'Living Well with Lloyd Ashley'

January 10th, 2022


Lloyd Ashley (@livingwellwithlloydashley) • Instagram photos and videos

Great catch up with Lloyd. Over 150 professional games for the Ospreys and Scarlets, and his fair share of injuries, low points and career …

Ep108 - Gareth Baber - Edinburgh Rugby Coach, Fiji Rugby, Fiji 7s 2020 Olympics and World Series 7s winning coach, and more...

January 3rd, 2022


Fascinating to see Rugby through the eyes of a successful coach. Gareth is currently plying his trade up in Scotland, but previous has coached Fiji …

Ep107 - Simon Church - Wales Footy, Euro2016, and being a Professional Footballer

December 27th, 2021


What a treat this was. Simon really lifted the lid on what it was REALLY like to be a professional footballer, brutally honest about having to retire with injuries in his prime, and THAT trip to the Euro's in 2016. 

I'd …

Ep106 - Enzo Maccarinelli - Former World Champion Boxer, who says it how it is...

December 21st, 2021


Enzo is a funny bloke with plenty of stories to tell. A multiple weight, champion boxer, who has had his fair share of up's and downs over the …

Ep105 - Ben Gollings - England 7s Legend, & World 7s Top Points Scorer

December 13th, 2021


Great to catch up with Ben, who I watched growing up on the 7s circuit, becoming the all time top points scorer on the World 7s series - Something I don't think will be beaten for a while. I love his outlook on life - …

Ep104 - Ryan Lamb - Still having a laugh after 17+ years in Professional Rugby

November 29th, 2021


V funny episode. I love how Ryan is so open about his experiences as a pro at club and international level, and says it all with a smile on his face. He's now coaching at Plymouth Albion, after a career at Gloucester, …

Ep103 - Mike Phillips - Wales & Lions Scrum Half, with an immense career on the pitch, & and a story or two off it

November 22nd, 2021


Mike's book, 'Half Truths' is out now on Amazon, and I highly recommend it! Some of the stories are unreal!

We spoke about his career at both club and international level, and his frustrations around the game he grew up …

Ep102 - Gary Lockett Returns - Boxing, UFC and Managing Fighters

November 15th, 2021


Good to catch up with Gary, a year on from our last Pod together. We chat about all things in his stable, his boxers, his journey through boxing, some Welsh legends, and the state of the game at the Heavyweight …

Ep101 - James Hook - Rugby and Writing. Mercurial or Maverick. Either way, the game needs more of him!

November 8th, 2021


Fortunate to steal an hour with one of the most talented Welsh players to have played the game. A man who's skill and ability to play where needed was immense, but maybe hindered an 81 cap test career

Loved the honesty, …

Ep100 - Damian Hughes - The Liquid Thinker, The Barcelona Way, The High Performance Podcast, and more!

November 1st, 2021


If you have listened to the High Performance Podcast, you'll know who Damian Hughes is. Fascinating insight in to a world of High Performance, and …

Ep99 - Dan Chapman - World Champion BKB Bare Knuckle Boxer, missing out on London 2021, and giving back to the community

October 25th, 2021


What a gent Dan is. When you think of the world of Bare Knuckle Boxing, you might think the film Snatch, or some underground shady types. Dan …

Ep98 - Scott Young - Cardiff City FC Legend #CCFC #Bluebirds

October 18th, 2021


Loved this with Scott Young - Cardiff debut as a teenager, and having to retire at 28. THAT goal against Leeds. An attempted come back at Newport County. Managing throughout the divisions in Wales, and that brief stint …

Ep97 - Paul Stromberg - Convicted, Ex International Drug Smuggler

October 11th, 2021


What a chat. I have never had a conversation like this.

Drug Smuggling, both Hash and Cocaine. Over 14.5 years in Prison. Venezuela. Columbia. …

Ep96 - Zack George - UK's Fittest Man, Professional Crossfit Athlete, and Author

October 4th, 2021


Loved the honesty from Zack. He may be a professional athlete now (and look like he was carved out of Handsome Granite), but has spent years growing up having a bad relationship with food, which is actually really …

Ep95 - Luke Rowe - Ineos Grenadiers (Formerly Team Sky), Cycling, & the Tour De France

September 27th, 2021


One of my favourite episodes. The ones where you're an hour in without realising, and could chat for way longer. Luke is superb, giving honest …

Ep94 - Dad the Dish - Cooking up a storm on Instagram/Tiktok, being homeless, and helping others

September 21st, 2021


This episode had every emotion going. Dad the Dish has spent the last year showing everyone how to cook amazing meals at home, with step by step guides on Instagram and Tiktok. It has gone that well, he's grown to 124k …

Ep93 - Rob Jones - British Lions, Wales Rugby, Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol and Western Province

September 6th, 2021


Good to catch up with Rob, reflecting on a quality career. 2 Lions Series, 3 RWC's, and played with and against the best players in the world.

One of only 5 Welsh scrum halves to reach the 50 cap mark, and even got a …

Ep92 - Alaw Haf - Only Fans, Law Degrees, and Internet Weirdo's

August 30th, 2021


Only Fans is something I get asked about a lot, so it was great to have Alaw on to discuss all things OF, especially as it has been in the news the past few weeks. 

She talks about some of the myths around it, what life …

Ep91 - Nicky Robinson - Wales, Cardiff Rugby, Gloucester, Wasps, Bristol, Oyonnax (And even talk of the Lions)

August 23rd, 2021


Loved this one. Having met Nicky recently, he's a good bloke, and I can see why he was so popular with his former teams. An amazing club career, …

Ep90 - Natalie Powell - Tokyo 2020 & Team GB in Judo

August 16th, 2021


I loved this chat, and so grateful to Natalie for coming on, so close after Tokyo 2020. Raw and emotional at times, coming to terms with a personally …

Ep89 - Thomas Matthews - Tokyo2020 Paralympics Table Tennis, and overcoming adversity

August 9th, 2021


I loved this episode. To overcome a bike accident that puts you in a wheelchair, and then head to Tokyo as an Olympian, is incredible. 

Honest and raw about the lows of life, and the highs of competing. I can't wait to …

Ep88 - #HerGameToo - A new campaign to fight the misogyny and discrimination against Women in Football

August 2nd, 2021


I noticed #HerGameToo trending on Twitter, and saw their video too. It made me think (coupled with what happened at the Euros final), what is it like for Women fans in Football

Thought provoking, both inspiring and …

Ep87 - Ebanie Bridges - Matchroom Boxer, causing a storm in Female Boxing

July 26th, 2021


What a whirlwind of an episode. I was lucky to get a quick hour with Ebanie, and she just brings raw, unfiltered chat with a lot of energy! 

World Title fights. Breaking your ankle on debut, and winning. Selling dirty …

Ep86 - Ben John - Ospreys, & The Rugby Trainer

July 19th, 2021


Loved this. A promising career at the Ospreys with approx 80 caps, & talks of a Welsh call up, all stopped by repeated concussions, affecting Ben's everyday life.

Fast forward a few years & he is carving out a …

Ep85 - Nicky Little - A Rugby Legend! 4 Rugby World Cups with Fiji, and clubs in England, Wales, France, and New Zealand

July 12th, 2021


What a chat. Nicky is honest, and so relaxed about life, it's refreshing to see. What a career, playing for some of the biggest clubs in England, and also Wales, France and NZ. 

4 Rugby World Cups, a heap of stories, …

Ep84 - Mason Jones - Wales' next UFC and MMA Star, and 2 weight Cage Warriors Champ!

July 5th, 2021


Unreal chat with Mason. It's been a mixed start to his UFC career, but I loved how brutally honest he is about it all, and I have no doubt he will be a UFC world champion in time, after being a 2 weight Cage Warriors …

Ep83 - George Kruis - Panasonic (Japan), Saracens, England, Lions

June 28th, 2021


Good to catch up with George after a successful first season out in Japan. Fascinating to hear his journey and thought process on leaving Saracens …

Ep82 - Greg Bateman - Dragons Rugby, The Peoples Captain, Leicester Tigers, Exeter Chiefs & London Welsh

June 21st, 2021


What a fantastic bloke Greg is, and some personal journey he's been on. We actually hardly spoke about Rugby, so will be getting him back in for part 2.

We spoke about some really thought provoking topics - Mental …

Ep81 - Dominic Day - FourFive CBD, Wales, Saracens, Super Rugby, Japan, Bath, Scarlets

June 14th, 2021


Good to catch up solo with one half of FourFive CBD, one of my best mates, Dom Day.

What a Career - Wales, Saracens, Melbourne Rebels, Toyota …

Ep80 - Sonny Webster - Rio2016 Olympic Weight Lifter, Big Friday Supplies, Sonny Webster Academy, and so much more

June 7th, 2021


What a great bloke. Having been through a mental journey over the last however many years, from growing up in Devon, to the Rio2016 Olympics, and …

Ep79 - Rylee Foster - Liverpool FC Women's Goalkeeper, and Canada International

May 31st, 2021


Most 22 year olds I knew growing up, wanted to live for the weekends, chase the opposite sex, and enjoy life...

Rylee is very much focused on one …

Ep78 - Alix Popham - Early Onset Dementia, CTE, Head for Change, and a superb career in Rugby

May 24th, 2021


This was both inspiring and informative. Alix is a fantastic bloke, and his positivity since revealing his condition, and the condition of others, has been unreal. It was a real pleasure to get to understand him, his …

Ep77 - Scott Baldwin - Harlequins, WRU, Ospreys, enjoying life and battling demons

May 17th, 2021


Scott is a top bloke, and loving his rugby atm.

Absolutely love the brutal honesty about a heap of topics - Rugby, Wales, Harlequins, Addictions, …

Ep76 - Leon Fricker - PGA EuroPro Golfer, FourFive CBD, and one of the coolest men in the game...

May 10th, 2021


What a top bloke Leon is - Cutting his teeth in the pro game, and aiming to get on the European Tour this year, we spoke about life in Pro Golf away …

Ep75 - Sarah Underwood - TikTok Star juggling home life, being a Dr, and dancing through lockdown

May 3rd, 2021


Loved finding more about the TikTok world that Sarah joined in Lockdown 1. Dancing kept her sane during Lockdown, and she’s found a following over on …

Ep74 - Rangi Chase - Man of Steel, Super League, NRL, England, and making amends in South Wales

April 26th, 2021


It's funny when you meet and chat with someone who's highlights reel you'd often chat about and try to emulate when you were still playing. 

Ep73 - Sunil C Patel - The Student Loan Millionaire

April 19th, 2021


Without spoiling the rest, imagine going to Uni, just to take the £4000 Student loan, and use it to build a property portfolio...

There's more to it, …

Ep72 - Josh Lewellyn-Jones OBE - Ultra Athlete, Cystic Fibrosis, World Record holder, and the most mental challenges ever

April 12th, 2021


This could be the most honest and best Ep we have done. What a superhuman bloke Josh is, both physically and in mindset. 

Given 10% chance of …

Ep71 - Willis 'Uilisi' Halaholo - Wales, Cardiff Blues, Hurricanes and one hell of a journey

April 5th, 2021


What a guy. A real journey of discovery through rugby. Growing up on potentially the wrong side of society in Auckland, to bringing up 4 awesome girls with his wife in Cardiff. I respect the honesty, and the sacrifice …

Ep70 - Mark Little - Pro Footballer (400+ App's) - Wolves, Peterborough, Bristol City, Bolton Wanderers and Bristol Rovers

March 29th, 2021


Amazing insight in to Professional Football across the Premier League, Championship, & League One. 

Honest, open, & hugely passionate. We …

Ep69 - Noel Sullivan - Hearsay, Popstars and a career in Theatre, TV and Music

March 22nd, 2021


What a great guy, who genuinely seems content in life. From Hearsay, Popstars, and the early Noughties fame in the Press, to Theatre, Acting and Music, Noel has had many ups and downs, but continues to learn, grow, and …

Ep68 - Jessica Fishlock MBE - Wales' most capped Footballer, with a trophy cabinet better than most!

March 15th, 2021


Jess is open, honest, thought provoking - A proven winner - 7 Countries, 11 teams, multiple Champions Leagues, Leagues and Cups. The most capped …

Ep67 - Hadleigh Parkes - Wales, Scarlets, Panasonic in Japan, and making the most out of the global game

March 8th, 2021


What a guy. I absolutely love the fact that the Parkes family give their absolute all for every team, culture & family they have been part of, …

Ep66 - 'Dodge' Roger Woodall - Bournemouth 7s founder, and The Eventful Entrepreneur

March 1st, 2021


Brilliant chat with Dodge. People see the success of the Bournemouth 7s, but it's his back story that intrigued me. That entrepreneurial spirit from such an early age - Wheeling and dealing to make money and get on in …

Ep65 - Carley Belmonte - MTV's The Valleys, Mum Blogging and Influencing (or not)

February 22nd, 2021


21 and given the keys to Cardiff for MTV's Valleys, I loved hearing how Carley dealt with that, dealing with personal grief at the same time, and learning more about the person behind the character. 

We talk Reality TV, …

Ep64 - Jazz Carlin - GB Swimmer & Double Olympic Silver Medalist (Plus a heap of other medals), Podcaster, Swimming Academy Owner

February 15th, 2021


Jazz won two Olympic Silver medals at Rio 2016, amongst a heap of other medals too, at the Commonwealths, Worlds and European Champs. 

It was so interesting to hear her journey, and understand the commitment is takes to …

Ep63 - David Buttress - Dragons Rugby Chairman, Co-Founder of 'Just Eat', Entrepreneur, Investor

February 8th, 2021


An open, honest, and candid chat with Dragons Rugby Chairman, David Buttress. What a career so far - Coca Cola. Starting up Just East, and then …

Ep62 - Lowri Morgan - Adventurer, Endurance Athlete, Ultra Runner, Broadcaster, Author, and so much more...

February 1st, 2021


I can only say 'WHAT A MINDSET'! They told her she couldn't, so she did. 

What makes someone tick, that has run a 150 mile Amazon Jungle Ultra …

Ep61 - Sitiveni Sivivatu - All Black. Fijian. World class Winger, and now a successful Coach

January 25th, 2021


What an honour. A genuine legend of the game and the All Blacks. Siti and I talk about being Fijian, moving to NZ, his electric pro career, the All Blacks, the Pacific Islanders, The Lions 05, RWC's 07 and 11, his move …

Ep60 - Thomas Powell - Love Island, OnlyFans, Instagram, Business Owner, Crossfitter

January 18th, 2021


Bad Language! A funny chat. Louder than life and doesn't seem to care too much for random peoples opinions. But under that tattooed exterior, there's a heart and a soft side too! 

Love Island, dealing with the fall out …

Ep59 - Lydia Hall - Professional Golfer & LET/LPGA Tour Winner

January 11th, 2021


I LOVED this episode, partly because Lydia answered all those questions I had thought were stupid, so never asked!

Great to learn more about …

Ep58 - Ryan Jones - Ospreys, Wales, Lions. Charity, winning, and finding himself,

January 4th, 2021


Recorded this just before Christmas, and it was not what I was expecting. Ryan opens up about wearing many masks, from the Macho Rugby one, to one …

Ep57 - Jack 'Tank' Shore - Undefeated UFC fighter and former Cage Warriors Champion

December 28th, 2020


Recorded just before Christmas, it's not every day you have a catch up with one of the hottest prospects in the UFC! I love Tank's work ethic, his confidence, his outlook on the negative things in life, and his desire …

Ep56 - Elma Smit - One of SA's leading Rugby and Cricket Broadcasters. Content, TV, Radio and Social Creator

December 21st, 2020


Lovely to catch up with Elma, fresh off the RWC2023 World Cup Draw and the World Series 10's in Bermuda. 

Growing up as a white, Afrikaans female, in a predominantly male dominated industry was interesting to listen to, …

Ep55 - Ollie Phillips - Eng7s Captain, 4x World Record Holder, Business Owner, and all round good bloke!

December 14th, 2020


Loved this chat, recorded over 2 sessions. Only known Ollie a short while, but his mindset and outlook is infectious. He's taken a lot of what he …

Ep54 - Gary Lockett - Professional Boxing and MMA Coach, and former World Title Challenger

December 7th, 2020


When you think boxing, you may think of AJ, Matchroom, Eddie Hearn etc. 

What you don;t think of is the other side of boxing - Ticket Sales at Hall Shows. Boxers giving their all to earn a pittance as they build a rep. …

Ep53 - Ryan Evans - @RyanTheHolisticHealthCoach on Insta

November 30th, 2020


This was like therapy for me, the most honest I've ever spoken to someone on the pod. 

We chat healthy food, lifestyles, mindsets, tough upbringings, quitting porn, simple life hacks, gut health, body health, mind …

Ep52 - Josh Turnbull - Cardiff Blues, Scarlets and Wales Rugby

November 23rd, 2020


Great chat with JT - He's a funny bloke and easy to see why he's a popular squad member whether that's at the Blues, the Scarlets before, or with …

Ep51 - Suzy Drane - Welsh Netball Captain, Celtic Dragons and Bath Toucans

November 16th, 2020


13 years since I last caught up with Suzy! Was amazing to see her and catch up on what has been a fantastic career (With more to hopefully come), and …

Ep50 - Dominic Day, George Kruis, & FourFiveCBD

November 9th, 2020


London, Japan, Cardiff. Good to catch up with these two Rugby Nomads, seeing what they're up to at the moment, and why FourFiveCBD is growing at a rate on knots! 

We kept the rugby chat to a minimum, but it became …

Ep49 - Jack Yeandle - Exeter Chiefs Club Captain - Prem & Champions Cup 2020 Winner

November 2nd, 2020


Fresh off Exeter Chiefs European and Domestic titles, it was good to have a beer with club captain, Jack Yeandle. He gives an insight into the club, …

Ep48 - Jess Davies - Former Glamour & Lads Mag Model, TV Presenter, Blogger, Feminist and so much more!

October 26th, 2020


What a great chat with Jess. She's an open book, and far more clever than most blokes would give her credit for I imagine. I learned a lot about …

Ep47 - Aled Brew - 4 Regions, Bath, Biarritz, & Wales/Wales 7s World Cup Winner

October 19th, 2020


Very funny catch up. Aled has been there and done it. Playing in the Top Leagues across 3 countries, with a career spanning some of the biggest clubs in Rugby,. We chat about the 4 regions, 7s, his time in France and …

Ep46 - Nathan Palmer - Bespoke Tailor, Suit Maker, Celebrity Stylist

October 12th, 2020


Bit of a different one this week. Nathan's Suits and Jackets have had world wide and Red carpet coverage, but what did it take for him to build the …

Ep45 - Sam Cross - Ospreys, Wales, Olympic 7s, and an advocate of not being offended so easily!

October 5th, 2020


Loved catching up with Sam - Says it how it is, no bullshit, and a funny bloke. Ospreys, Olympic Silver medalist, over 100 Wales 7s tournaments …

Ep44 - David Moffett - Ex WRU CEO, and a visionary with 'Rugby Rules'

September 28th, 2020


I don't even know where to begin with this chat. I could have spoken to Moff for another 3 hours. We spoke about his new venture Rugby Rules, and how …

Ep43 - Lee Selby - Do we have a two weight world champ in waiting?

September 21st, 2020


What a guy Lee is - Former IBF World Champion, on the hunt for the same title at Lightweight. His mindset, despite some pretty horrid setbacks in his personal and professional life, is unbelievable - Drive, …

Ep42 - Micky Young - Newcastle Falcons, Leicester, Bath and a Saxon

September 14th, 2020


Micky was in good spirits for this chat - Open and reflective of where Newcastle have been and where they should be. Interesting hearing about the …

Ep41 - MariellaLifeUK - Instagrams Fitness Handstander

September 7th, 2020


Mariella and I put the world to rights on today's pod - Book Club, Body Positivity, being yourself on Instagram and Youtube, Mental Health, Trolls, …

Ep40 - Lee Byrne - Wales, Lions, Rugby and Dyslexia

August 31st, 2020


Loved catching up with my old pal Lee Byrne. His positivity and desire to win, despite having some setbacks in life, is inspiring, and I love he's …

Ep39 - Ken Owens - Scarlets, Wales and The B&I Lions

August 24th, 2020


Good catching up with The Sheriff a few weeks ago, back in training as the season almost resumes. He chats about life in Carmarthen, what it means to be a Scarlet, enjoying his time with Wales, and his Lions …

Ep38 - Michelle Owen - Sky Sports News, BBC 5Live, Broadcaster, Presenter, Columnist

August 17th, 2020


Michelle is an ex colleague of mine at Capital FM, but even then it was great to learn more about her journey, which has seen her work with some of …

Ep37 - Rhys 'Stinky' Thomas - Dragons, Scarlets, Wales, Heart Attacks and Addictions

August 10th, 2020


When we sat down, I was expecting a chat about rugby careers and funny stories...What I got was a man looking to open up about the reality of his world then and now;

- Stinky, the fun loving Rugby player people knew …

Ep36 - Josh Adams - Wales, Cardiff Blues and Worcester Warriors

August 3rd, 2020


Real down to earth chat with Josh - Everything from his Rugby journey, to Netflix, snacks in Lockdown, future aspirations and so much more! The last few years have been a whirlwind for him, so it's refreshing to hear …

Ep35 - Rob Eades - Instagram's 'The Lean Student Chef' & ''

July 27th, 2020


Funny catch up with Rob, and great to hear his story. You may know him as The Lean Fitness Chef on Insta - Falling in to the world of food (Worth listening too just for this story!), and making a career out of it. …

Ep34 - Luke Treharne - Wales 7s Captain, and 'This is 7s'

July 20th, 2020


Lockdown catch up with Wales 7S Captain, Luke Treharne. Travelling the world on the HSBC 7s circuit is some gig, and not a bad way to earn a living. Luke has also set up 'This is 7s', where people can learn what it …

Ep33 - Morgan Stoddart - Wales, Scarlets, Velindre and the big C

July 13th, 2020


Great to have a virtual beer with Stodds - From grassroots through the PRemiership, Scarlets and Wales. His career was cut short due to horrific …

Ep32 - Emily Solman AKA @_emilysworld - Food, Fitness, Real Life in a Girls World

July 6th, 2020


Loved this chat. Emily has built a great community on Instagram and YouTube, focusing on food, health, body positivity and getting people smiling! 

She's so positive despite many ups and downs, keeps a mental diary to …

Ep31 - Phil Dollman - Exeter Chiefs Stalwart, Dragons Rugby, and should have been Wales...

June 29th, 2020


Enjoyed catching up with ex UWIC Uni mate, Dolly. He's been at the Chiefs now for over 10 years, coming up with them from the Championship, and an …

Ep30 - Andries Pretorius - Rugby, Mental Health and owning your environment

June 22nd, 2020


What a fascinating episode. I first saw Andries playing rugby for Cardiff Blues and Wales, but my first real interaction with him was watching him give a talk at a Business breakfast - Mental Health, unlocking your …

Ep29 - Mica Moore - From Sprint Athletics to GB Olympian Bobsled

June 15th, 2020


It was a pleasure chatting to Mica. Her enthusiasm and smile is infectious, and despite some off-track twists and turns in her life, you can tell she …

Ep28 - Billy Root - Glamorgan Cricket, and learning on the job at 16

June 8th, 2020


Couldn't find a nicer guy than Billy. Great to learn more about his route (Couldn't resist) in to cricket, being a boy amongst men, and being the …

Ep27 - Bethzienna Williams - The Voice 2019, Acting, Singing and going it alone

June 1st, 2020


Lovely chat with Bethzienna - Not many can say they have been a finalist on The Voice, and sang with Tom Jones! 

She has a great outlook on life, has worked hard to get where she is now, and there's some big plans for …

Ep26 - Josh Navidi - Cardiff Blues, Wales, and keeping busy during Lockdown

May 25th, 2020


Lovely catch up where we are both sober for once! Good to see Josh enjoying lockdown, touching up on his DJ Navicii  skills, and a look back on a …

Ep25 - UFIT x Catflap Chats - Liam Williams - MTK Global, and one of Britain's next Boxing World Champs?

May 18th, 2020


Another Ufit gym Insta live collab coming to you! 

No holds barred with the man they call Dully. From his boxing background in the Valleys, to the …

Ep24 - UFIT x Catflap Chats - Alecs Donovan - Wales Women, Wales 7s, and Yoga with a difference (Yogability)

May 11th, 2020


Lovely catching up with Al - Brilliant Yoga teacher, teaching her own form of Yogability - Yoga and Body Weight Mobility. Combining that with playing for Wales, Wales 7s, and opening her own Yoga hub, she's a pretty …

Ep23 - Jackson Wray - Saracens Stalwart and Eighty20 Coffee connoisseur

May 4th, 2020


Interesting catching up with Jackson in such strange times, especially after the season Saracens have had, but he's in good spirits, and lifts the lid on Sarries, England, and life outside of Rugby! Cup and league …

Ep22 - Rob Webber - Carnegie, Wasps, Bath, Sale, England Rugby, and Jersey Reds Coach...?

April 27th, 2020


Great catch up with a fellow tourist and someone who's grown man and boy in Professional Rugby. Rob's played for some great clubs, reflects on the highs and lows of playing for England, and has definitely taken the best …

Ep21 - UFIT x Catflap Chats - Flex Lewis - The GOAT of Olympia #7Times

April 20th, 2020


Another UFIT x Catflap Chats Collabs - One of the best chat's I have had. What a guy Flex Lewis is! Not only is he regarded as the GOAT in terms of …

Ep20 - UFIT x Catflap Chats - George North - Scarlets, Saints, Ospreys, Wales, Lions

April 13th, 2020


UFIT x Catflap Chats Insta Live with George North. Great fun, chatting about his career, how he's getting on in Isolation, and reliving some classic …

Ep19 - Chris Czekaj - Cardiff Blues, Wales, Merthyr, and '28' in Scrabble

April 6th, 2020


Great to have a beer with Chris, talking openly and honestly about life at the Blues, caps with Wales, horrific injuries, worrying concussions, and life now. 

Great bloke, and enjoyed learning more about what makes him …

Ep18 - Joshua Batch - Cardiff Devils & GB Ice Hockey

March 30th, 2020


Good to have a beer with Josh and find out what makes him tick, and what it's like playing in the Pro world of Ice Hockey in the UK. 

He calls Cardiff home now, and if you've been down to the Ice Arena, you'll know what …

Ep17 - Matthew Pritchard (OVER 18s ONLY) - Dirty Vegan, Dirty Sanchez, Endurance Athlete, and Dirty Chats ;)

March 23rd, 2020


ONLY LISTEN IF OVER 18!! What a chat...

Pritch is some guy, impressing in different ways through his career, from Dirty Sanchez in MTV's hayday, Ironman after Ironman, and Dirty Vegan - That's without SWYD and other …

Ep16 - Scheiffer Bates - 'Are you the guy that does voices for a living...'

March 16th, 2020



Renegade episode this week, on the sofa with Scheiffer - Voiceover Artist, Voice Actor, Impressionist and generally philosophical but funny guy!

He's killed it on Youtube, …

Ep15 - Fox & the Flap; Jonathan Davies - Scarlets Rugby, Wales, Lions

March 9th, 2020


Good to catch up with Foxy over a beer. There isn't much he hasn't done in Rugby, and there's more to come once he's back from injury. Fascinating insight into the mindset of an elite level player!

Please Download and …

Ep14 - Scott McGlynn - Influencer, Model, Podcaster

March 2nd, 2020


Interesting catch up with Scott over a Heineken - I had never really understood how people make a career from brands, online, and the work that goes in to it! It's not a case of just posting gifts you get given! He …

Ep13 - Brett Morse - Olympics London 2012, Modelling and Mental Health

February 17th, 2020


I had a beer with Brett Morse - 2012 Discus Olympian, Model, Mental Health advocate, and training for Tokyo 2020. 

This was such a fascinating episode, and quite raw when we were chatting - Top of the world one year, to …

Ep12 - Love Island's Connagh with a G...

February 10th, 2020


Fresh from the South African Villa this Winter, I had a beer with Connagh Howard. 

A whirlwind couple of months for him, although he's used to the camera - Modelling contracts, TV ad's with Anthony Joshua - He's been …

Ep11 - Gareth Anscombe - Auckland Blues, Chiefs, NZ20's, Cardiff Blues, Ospreys & Wales Rugby

February 3rd, 2020


Some journey this guy has been on, and there's so much more to come. Gareth has won titles in both Hemispheres, and his U20's team would challenge …

Ep10 - Dillon Lewis - Cardiff Blues, Wales, and all round funny guy

January 27th, 2020


With Wales playing Italy in the start of the 6 Nations, I sat down with Dillon Lewis and chatted all things Valleys Rugby, Blues, Wales, learning from the legends, and some funny stories along the way. 

Loved doing this …

Ep9 - Lenny Woodard, 30+ clubs, 150+ tries, and a Wales test Cap that almost came...

January 20th, 2020


Having a beer with Lenny was refreshing - Brutal honesty about a bygone era of pre-regional rugby, professionalism, amatuer ranks, sponsorship deals and a Wales tour to Zimbabwe and South Africa in '98. 

Thats without …

Ep8 - Nick Williams, Rugby's Gentle Giant

January 13th, 2020


He may be a hard man on the field, but Nick is one of the nicest guys off it - Family, Culture and Respect mean more to him than any rugby accolade. 

Ep7 - 2020 FITNESS GOALS with MJ Fitness and Chef Geoff

January 6th, 2020


I have a beer (and Gin), with PT's @MJFitnessCardiff and @ChefGeoffFitness (Check them out on Insta), and we chat all things;

Fitness - New Year New …

Ep6 - Joe Cordina - Matchroom's future World Boxing Champion

December 16th, 2019


WBA International Lightweight Champ.

WBA Commonwealth Lightweight Champ.

British Lightweight Champ.

WBA Continental Super Featherweight Champ.

2016 …

Ep5 - Thaer Al Shayei - Actor on TV, FIlm and soon to be Hollywood

December 9th, 2019


Caught up with my close mate Thaer, who i know from my brief boxing stint, but he's so much more. With a Hollywood Film & Channel 4 series coming …

Ep4 - Ellis Jenkins - Cardiff Blues & Welsh Rugby Captain

December 2nd, 2019


Managed to sit down with Ellis as he comes back from injury, (Hence the water!) 

He takes us into the life of a pro-player, initiations, facing the All Blacks on Debut, and who's got the dodgy get-ups in the Blues …

Ep3 - Sophie Evans of West End and Singing Stardom #Glinda #Dorothy

November 25th, 2019


I managed to grab a beer with a true West End star, whos already played Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, and Glinda in Wicked. Not only has Sophie Evans achieved so much in her career already, there's no sign of it slowing …

Ep2 - Polly James off the Radio

November 18th, 2019


I chewed the fat with renegade mum to be and one of the hardest workers I've seen in the industry, Polly James. 

Radio, Event Host, Voiceover, Darts …

Ep1 - Callum Macleod from Love Island

November 11th, 2019


We sit down with Callum Macleod from the hit TV show 'Love Island' and chat all things life, women, Love Island, and what it's like living in that …

Catflap Chats - The Trailer

November 5th, 2019


Here's a sneak preview in to what we will be getting up to - Having a laugh across the first few podcasts with; Callum from Love Island, Polly James …

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