In this 'Brighton Beard Company Special', we take some time away from running injury & performance to chat with Lloyd Kite, co-founder of our lovely sponsors 'The Brighton Beard Company '.
We should WARN you that to enjoy this episode you will therefore need to fit into one of the following categories:
• Have a beard / moustache
• Want a beard / moustache
• Be interested in beards / moustaches
Lloyd tells us about how the company started, from its beginnings in the kitchen of his partner's parents' house to what is today a 3000 square meter enterprise with offices upstairs & manufacturing downstairs. We hear of the development of the oils, balms, shampoo bars and brushes, as well as reason for the recent redesign this January past.
We hear some great about advice for anyone looking to grow a beard or who's struggling with getting past the first month or two, and we take look at beards throughout history, from prehistoric man through to pharaohs with false beards, Alexander The Great ordering his men to be clean shaven so that the enemy could not grab hold of their beards, plus the origins of World Beard Day (first Saturday of September).
We also take a moment to reflect on why the resurgence of beards in 2013 has not yet faded away, drawing some interesting parallels with the fact that in these modern times there has been a welcomed shift in the ability of men to no longer be embarrassed about talking about grooming products, smelling good and feeling confident. We are all too familiar with the tragic consequences that can occur when men feel unable to talk about their emotions.
We had a great time chatting with Lloyd and hope you enjoy listening back to our ramblings. Remember there is a 15% DISCOUNT on all products at www.thebrightonbeardcompany.co.uk when you use the code 'RCL15' at checkout.
For the clean shaven of you who felt alienated by this special episode, fear not as we'll be back to normal in pursuing Sundays. As always, you can join us LIVE by heading at the right time (see adverts on social media) to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/runchatlive. All episodes are later made available on YouTube and as audio podcasts on Acast, Spotify, iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher, etc.
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