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The podcast that takes you from where you are to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Every week Imrie is joined by a groundbreaking guest to discover the tools and techniques that have set them up for success in their personal or professional lives.

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#110 Jameela Jamil: Being an Ally

June 24th, 2020

28:05

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! A behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to
where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your …

#109 Tasha Reiko Brown: Authentic Artistry

June 17th, 2020

29:47

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! A behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to
where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your …

#108 Seyi Akiwowo: Fighting Racial Abuse in Politics

June 10th, 2020

29:40

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to
where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your …

#107 Lolly Adefope: Laugh Out Loud

June 3rd, 2020

20:52

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to
where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your …

#106 Coco Khan: Know Yourself

May 27th, 2020

25:41

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to
where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your …

#105 Jamelia Donaldson: The Beauty of Business

May 20th, 2020

24:25

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! A behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to
where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your …

#104 Lauren Currie: Lead The Way

May 13th, 2020

28:22

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to
where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your …

#103 Arlan Hamilton: Capturing Capital

May 6th, 2020

20:11

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! A behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to
where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your …

#102 Elaine Welteroth: More Than Enough

April 29th, 2020

29:53

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! A behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get towhere you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your …

#101 Lacy Redway: Intimacy of Style

April 22nd, 2020

24:47

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to where you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course …

#100 Malorie Blackman: Strength In The Story

April 15th, 2020

35:18

Hello and welcome to the 100th episode of the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get to
where you wanna be 30 minutes or …

#99 Andy Ayim: Startup Success

April 8th, 2020

29:56

Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel!The response to Tori’s episode was …

#98 Tori Dunlap: Mastering Money

April 1st, 2020

27:59

Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel!
A huge thank you to you if you …

#97 Elijah Lawal: Make Your Mark

March 25th, 2020

24:47

Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel!
A huge thank you to you if you …

#96 Gabby Edlin: Dare To Ask

March 18th, 2020

27:20

Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel!
Guys! How good was Natalie Lue’s …

#95 Natalie Lue: Putting An End To People Pleasing

March 11th, 2020

29:26

Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel!
Thank you for listening to last …

#94 Mary Otumahan: Securing The Bag

March 4th, 2020

20:42

Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.
Shout out to everyone that listened to last week’s episode with …

#93 Miranda Cromwell: Starting Over Again

February 26th, 2020

12:47

Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.
Thank you so much for tuning in last week to Mercedes Benson’s …

#92 Mercedes Benson: Be Your Best Self

February 19th, 2020

24:46

Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.
For any of you listening I have a simple request. Get your phone out, …

#91 Keke Palmer: Stop Seeking Approval

February 12th, 2020

17:11

Hello and welcome to Season 3 of the Wanna Be Podcast. The podcast that takes you from where you are now to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less.

#90 Nels Abbey: Think Like A White Man

May 1st, 2019

30:51

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where You Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening …

#89 Kerstin Cable: How to Learn A Language Fluently

April 24th, 2019

32:05

This episode is brought to you by PRX and Google: PRX is accepting applications for Round 2 of the Google Podcasts creator program. It’s an accelerator designed to get more underrepresented voices into podcasting. …

#88 Sarah Ozo-Irabor: Building An Engaged Community

April 19th, 2019

31:18

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening …

#87 Greta Solomon- The Life Changing Power Of Writing

April 10th, 2019

33:10

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening …

#85 Blitz Bazawule: Preparing For Global Recognition

March 27th, 2019

35:24

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening …

#84 Anne Milton: Working in UK Politics

March 20th, 2019

26:20

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where You Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening …

#83 Coral Messam: The Unexpected Joy Of Movement

March 13th, 2019

33:21

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening …

#81 Mimi Leder: How To Tell Someone's Story

February 27th, 2019

18:33

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening …

#80 Sadiq Khan: Becoming The Mayor

February 20th, 2019

21:31

Hello and welcome to the Wanna Be Podcast. I’m your host Imrie! Wanna Be is the podcast that takes you from where you are right now to Where you Wanna Be in 30mins or less. Thank you for staying subscribed and listening …

#79 Angie Thomas: Becoming An 'Overnight' Success

October 31st, 2018

18:47

The Wanna Be Podcast is back for a Black History Month special and I’m going to be sharing the stories of phenomenal black women who are almost certainly making history with their work.


I got to interview New York Times …

#78 Amandla Stenberg: Feeling Like You're Enough (The Hate U Give)

October 24th, 2018

19:40

The Wanna Be Podcast is back for a Black History Month special and I’m going to be sharing the stories of phenomenal black women who are almost certainly making history with their work.


Omg I’m screaming inside about …

Live Show: Brand Builders Masterclass with Prisca Moyesa

July 25th, 2018

52:13

For the final episode of Season 1, I present the highlights of our very first live show, the Brand Builders Masterclass.


Joined by the incredible brand and marketing expert Prisca Moyesa, we sat down for a whopping 4 …

Live Show with Special Guest Bethany Rutter

July 18th, 2018

1:10:02

Wanna Be is the podcast that takes brand builders and high-achievers from where they are now to where they 'Wanna Be' in 30 minutes or less. In this special live recording at ShoutOut Live! Radical Women, Imrie will be …

#72 The Slumflower: Creating A Lasting Legacy

July 11th, 2018

31:42

In today’s episodes, The Slumflower and I talk about the pursuit of fame, the journey that leads to her loving and accepting herself. We talk about the difference between people who naturally have lots a friends and …

#71 The Slumflower: Taking The Biggest Risk

July 9th, 2018

26:06

We’re only a few days away from ShoutOut Live! Radical Women sponsored by Spotify and I’m allowed to share the £10 off code on the podcast! So this Saturday you can learn how to record, edit, and script your future …

#68 Prisca Moyesa: Is IGTV Worth It?

June 27th, 2018

31:00

We’re only 3 weeks away from ShoutOut Live! Radical women which I can now proudly say is sponsored by Spotify!!
We’ve added some great new workshops which now include:


1. Choosing Yourself with The Slumflower (aka …

#66 Ruby Aryiku: Building Self-Confidence

June 20th, 2018

33:28

A quick reminder that if you’ve been thinking about podcasting or you want to become a confident storyteller or public speaker, I think you’ll benefit from attending ShoutOut Live! Radical Women. Register at …

#65 Ruby Aryiku: Preparing For A Successful Career

June 18th, 2018

31:14

A quick reminder that if you’ve been thinking about podcasting or you want to become a confident storyteller or public speaker, I think you’ll benefit from attending ShoutOut Live! Radical Women.
This week I’m joined by …

#64 Yrsa Daley-Ward: Writing Someone Else's Story

June 13th, 2018

26:30

This week I’m joined by Yrsa Daley-Ward who is a poet, writer and model. Yrsa first wrote On Snakes and Other Stories, Bone and her most recent book The Terrible which is a memoir. In today’s episode, we talk about how …

#63 Yrsa Daley-Ward: How To Tell Your Story

June 12th, 2018

25:42

Get the goss from radical women in podcasting at the UK's first ever female-focused podcast festival. Tickets are limited so register at …

#62 Danielle McDonald: The Importance Of Accountability

June 6th, 2018

18:27

Danielle McDonald is the Clarity Architect and Founder of Brands of Colour which is the leading and award-winning membership platform committed to …

#61 Danielle McDonald: How To Be Happy For Someone Else

June 4th, 2018

25:08

Massive thank you to everyone that came to Wanna Be Live! Massive shout out to the tastiest vegan food around courtesy of @leafyrealm. Hire them for all of your vegan food needs!


This week I'm joined by Danielle McDonald …

#59 Prisca Moyesa: Doing Less For More

May 28th, 2018

31:43

This week I’m joined by Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa. Remember we’re going live this Saturday on June 2nd for the Brand Builder Masterclass where we’ll be sharing all of our growth secrets, how we launch …

#58 Dorcas Shola Fapson: Eliminating Limiting Beliefs

May 23rd, 2018

36:21

This week I’m joined by Dorcas Shola Fapson. Dorcas studied Criminology at university but wanted to pursue her passion for acting. She was granted a …

#57 Dorcas Shola Fapson: Living Your Truth Online

May 21st, 2018

20:28

This week I’m joined by Dorcas Shola Fapson. Dorcas studied Criminology at university but wanted to pursue her passion for acting. She was granted a …

#53 DJ Nikki Beatnik: How To Succeed As A Working Mum

May 7th, 2018

24:43

A quick reminder to get tickets to Wanna Be Live: Brand Builders Masterclass with myself and Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa on June 2nd in London Bridge. At the live show we’ll show you how to:




1. Brand …

#51 Natalie Kane: Planning For A Successful Future

April 30th, 2018

29:22

**Wanna Be will be live with Brand and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa, and I will be running an extended Masterclass session in London on June 2nd. At the live show we’ll break down how to switch your business model if …

#50 Prisca Moyesa: Recycling Your Old Content

April 25th, 2018

33:55

Prisca and I are going to be live in London on Saturday 2nd June. You can expect a Masterclass feel just like the podcast where we'll have a …

#49 Prisca Moyesa: Creating Successful Partnerships

April 23rd, 2018

29:54

Prisca and I are going to be live in London on Saturday 2nd June. You can expect a Masterclass feel just like the podcast where we'll have a …

#48 Chloe Marlow: Developing A Luxury Brand

April 18th, 2018

26:32

This week I’m joined by young fashion designer Chloe Marlow, Chloe is the founder and designer of Marlow London a luxury accessories brand. Chloe attended Central St Martin and 1 year later launched Marlow London. Her …

#46 Leona Nichole Black How To Feel Good Enough

April 11th, 2018

32:09

This week I’m joined by my friend and confidante Leona Nichole Black. Leona is a Tarot therapist who launched her Tarot business last year. She has a …

#45 Leona Nichole Black: Dealing With Chronic Fear

April 9th, 2018

34:09

This week I’m joined by my friend and confidante Leona Nichole Black. Leona is a Tarot therapist who launched her Tarot business last year. She has a …

#43 Sapphire Bates: How To Charge Clients Correctly

April 2nd, 2018

31:55

This week’s guest is a tattoed Bill Murray and flower obsessed woman Sapphire Bates, owner and Creative Director of the The Flower Arranger who …

#1 Bonus: Ava DuVernay: Creativity, Intention and Perfection

March 31st, 2018

19:50

Welcome to a bonus episode of Wanna Be with Ava Duvernay!


Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time is in Cinema’s now, and I had the honour and privilege to sit down with Director Ava DuVernay. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to put …

#42 Prisca Moyesa: Building Your E-mail List

March 28th, 2018

29:58

***To come along to my 12-week Growth Strategies course
visit weheartmondays.com/growth and use code IMRIE10 for £10 off your class. The first class starts on Wednesday 25th, 2018, I’ll see you there!***


This week Brand …

#40 Nathan Bryon: How To Get On TV

March 21st, 2018

32:23

This week I’m joined by the incredibly funny Nathan Bryon. Nathan is a writer and actor.  He is best known to viewers for his role as regular …

#39 Nathan Bryon: How To Make Anything With No Money

March 19th, 2018

30:23

**Nathan is a hoot but keep your headphones in as there’re a few swear words in this.**


This week I’m joined by the incredibly funny Nathan Bryon. …

#37 Tobi Oredein: The Reluctant Entrepreneur

March 12th, 2018

29:21

This week I’m joined by Tobi Oredein. Tobi is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Black Ballad which is a subscription lifestyle magazine written …

#35 Ijeoma Oluo: Talking About Race

March 5th, 2018

31:33

This week I’m super pumped to bring you this episode with Ijeoma Oluo she is an incredible writer and someone I admire. Ijeoma is based in Seattle, and she is the author of the New York Times Best-Seller, So You Want to …

#34 Prisca Moyesa: Is Blogging A Waste Of Time?

February 28th, 2018

31:28

Prisca is back again today, and we are answering your most pressing questions including: How do I pitch myself as a guest on podcasts? Do you have any tips for launching a natural hair magazine? And Is blogging a waste …

#33 Prisca Moyesa: The Comparison Trap

February 26th, 2018

33:05

This week Prisca is back and we had so much fun recording this episode. We are talking about the comparison trap, we share what it is, how it makes you feel and what to do about it. We also share a super simple action …

#32 Amma Asante: An Award-Winning Director

February 21st, 2018

30:50

Today I’m joined by BAFTA Award-Winning Director Amma Asante. Amma started out as an actress. In 2004 Amma’s directorial debut film A Way of Life premiered at the Toronto Film festival, and Amma won 17 International …

#31 Amma Asante: The Only One

February 19th, 2018

32:29

This week I’m joined by BAFTA Award-Winning Director Amma Asante. Amma started out as an actress and has appeared in Grange Hill, Desmonds and Birds of A Feather. In 2004 Amma’s directorial debut film A Way of Life …

#30 April Reign: Moving From Viral To A Movement

February 14th, 2018

28:53

This week I’m joined by April Reign who is currently Senior Director of Marketing Fractured Atlas an organisation that empowers artists eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression to foster a more agile and …

#29 April Reign: Creating Viral Hashtags

February 12th, 2018

32:09

This week I’m joined by April Reign who is currently Senior Director of Marketing Fractured Atlas an organisation that empowers artists eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression to foster a more agile and …

#27 Melissa Silverstein: Overpowering Negative Thoughts

February 5th, 2018

12:33

To kick off, I’m joined by Melissa Silverstein she is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood. She is the Artistic Director and co-­founder …

#26 Prisca Moyesa: How To Become An Instagram Influencer

January 31st, 2018

29:56

For today’s episode, Prisca is back, and we’re to answer your questions which include: How can I use social media to promote my podcast? How do I get big brands to sponsor me? What do I do if the job doesn’t advertise …

#25 Prisca Moyesa: How To Get The Skills You Need

January 29th, 2018

29:10

his week Prisca is back and we’re here to discuss ‘How to getting the skills you need’ as voted by you. In today’s episode we cover education versus experience, if there’s a specific characteristic or trait that makes …

#24 Tiffany Ford: Influencing With Colour

January 24th, 2018

29:38

Tiffany Ford is a Storyboard artist at the Cartoon Network and has worked on Clarence, Craig of the Creek, The Powerpuff Girl Dance Pantsed special, …

#23 Tiffany Ford: Accepting Criticism Like A Pro

January 22nd, 2018

26:25

In the final instalment of the Meet the Cartoonists Special I’m so glad the finale episodes are with Tiffany Ford! Tiffany is a Storyboard artist at the Cartoon Network and has worked on Clarence, Craig of the Creek, …

#22 Lisa Hanawalt: Managing Anxiety

January 17th, 2018

28:46

This week I’m joined by Lisa Hanawalt the Producer and Production Designer of Bojack Horseman. Lisa has published two books with Drawn and Quarterly the first My Dirty Dumb Eyes in 2013 and The Hot Dog Taste Test …

#19 Eleanor Davis: How to Be Happy

January 8th, 2018

21:01

We’re back at it again with the Design Special: Meet The Cartoonists.


I’m joined by illustrator and Cartoonist Eleanor Davis. Eleanor is the author of the New York Times Bestseller How To Be Happy; she has also written …

#17 Leslie Hung: Life After You Achieve Your Goals

January 1st, 2018

13:40

Happy New Year and welcome to the Design special: Meet the Cartoonists. To kickstart the design special I’m joined by Leslie Hung, Leslie is the co-creator of Snotgirl with Bryan Lee O’Malley who is also the creator of …

#14 Don't Jealous Me: Published in 4 Weeks (Tolulope Ogunmefun)

December 20th, 2017

30:55

Key takeaways from the episode are how to get published in 4 weeks. Creating viral content and why it’s essential for you to create content that feels natural and fluent to you. Being consistent and knowing how to …

#13 Don't Jealous Me: A Youtuber with 40+ Million Views with (Tolulope Ogunmefun)

December 18th, 2017

26:12

This week I’m joined Tolulope Ogunmefun (Oh Goon May Fun) who is more famously known as comedian Don’t Jealous Me. Tolu’s Youtube channel has amassed …

#12 Emilie Wapnick: Why You're A Multipotentialite

December 13th, 2017

31:08

In today’s episode, we talk about how Emilie prepared for her viral Ted talk, how she secured a book deal, and how she came to the realisation and acceptance that she didn’t have one true calling.
The key takeaways for …

#11 Emilie Wapnick: How to be Everything

December 11th, 2017

15:24

This week I’m joined by the incredible writer, speaker and community builder Emilie Wapnick! Some of you may be familiar with Emilie because of her TedxBend talk called ‘Why Some of us don’t have one true calling’ where …

#10 Ruby Raut: Sustainable and Environmentally-Friendly

December 6th, 2017

29:51

For this episode, I’m joined by Ruby Raut the Founder of Wuka Wear. Wuka wear is environmentally-friendly sustainable period underwear.
In today’s episode, Ruby and I discuss Chhaupadi a practice in Nepal that exiled …

#7 Prisca Moyesa: Financially Free

November 27th, 2017

30:05

This week I'm finally joined by Branding and Marketing expert Prisca Moyesa of Moyesa & Co. The topic is Financial Freedom, we cover what it is, …

#6 Miss India America: Wearing A Crown of Authenticity

November 22nd, 2017

28:17

India is incredibly high-achieving, professing that she did not take a break from full-time education until she decided to enter the Miss India …

#5 Miss India America: A Beauty Queen With A Cause

November 20th, 2017

21:46

This week I’m joined by Miss India America- India LaRoda. India is African American and Indian and is the first bi-racial Miss India America. India is currently studying to be a paediatrician and was recently the …

#4 Georgia Dodsworth: A Creative Influencer

November 15th, 2017

31:09

It's Self-Care Awareness Week (13th-19th Nov) and this week I'm joined by the Founder of The World of Self-Care, Georgia Dodsworth. In this week's episodes Georgia shares her journey with Borderline Personality Disorder …

#2 Adrian Hon: Game Developer With 3+ Million Downloads

November 8th, 2017

29:44

Adrian is co-founder and CEO of Six to Start. He is best known as the co-creator of the international smash hit mobile app, “Zombies, Run!” Previously, Six to Start has worked with Disney, the BBC, Channel 4, and …

#1 Adrian Hon: A Creative CEO

November 6th, 2017

16:00

Meet Adrian Hon the CEO and Founder of Six to Start an incredible game development and entertainment agency. Adrian and author Naomi Alderman are the …

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