“Education inspires hope.” Jordan Wylie 2022
Morethanajob podcast in association with ResearchEd have the pleasure to welcome Jordan Wylie. Jordan is a former soldier of the British Army, adventurer, author and TV personality as a cast member of Channel 4’s Hunted series. Jordan does a huge amount to raise money for charity, is a TEDX speaker and is also an ambassador for the Army Cadets in the UK.
Listen to Jordan discuss his early life growing up that wasn’t always that easy, growing up on a tough council estate in Blackpool, getting in trouble with the police and leaving school with no qualifications.
Jordan discusses the highlights and lows of his 10 years dedicated to Queen & Country in the British army, serving in N.Ireland and Iraq.
Jordan talks of his maritime security career including the moment when he was protecting a ship attacked by Somali pirates. This event went on to inspire his first book ‘Citadel: The True Story of One Man’s War Against the Pirates of Somalia’ – which became a Sunday Times bestseller.
Jordan speaks honestly about his struggle with mental health from 2015, suffering from severe depression and extreme anxiety.
Hear about Jordan’s thirst for adventure and risk and how he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro bare foot, rowed solo across the dangerous Bab El Mandeb Straits, ran the deepest underground marathon and recently completed the Antartica Extreme Ice Marathon as part of his attempt to successfully run 10 marathons in the 10 coldest places on the planet.
Star of Channel 4’s Hunted programme – listen to Jordan’s experience as a hunter!!