Leading broadcaster Clare Balding speaks openly on topics spanning her presenting career; the strong link between the Armed Forces and sport; and how animals can bring strong mental health benefits.

The veteran broadcaster, who has reported from six Olympic games and presented four Paralympic games, explains that she’s not afraid of hard work or ambition but thinks women are conditioned to think it is a male trait:

“A lot of women are conditioned to believe that ambition is something that men can talk about and women aren’t allowed to as it’s somehow unfeminine. I believe very strongly that all girls and all women should be ambitious. I think we should be trying to achieve more, do more, try and do things that push us out of our comfort zone.”


Hosted by Harry Bucknall and featuring leading figures from across the British Army and beyond, our monthly General Talk podcast examines the changing role of the military in the modern world.


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