Peter Dinklage on Why You Probably Need to Struggle, and Walk Your Own Path, and Not Live in the Past, and Say Yes!

Today’s show features words of wisdom from the mighty Peter Dinklage. If you don’t know the name, you’ll certainly know the face. You may know him as the children’s book agent from the film Elf, alongside Will Ferrell, and memorable seen in which he grabbed Will (or rather, Elf) around the neck and tried to strangle him. You may know him as Bulivar Trask from X-Men; Trumpkin, from The Chronicles of Narnia; or as Eddie Plant, from Pixels. If you haven’t watched any of these movies, and know not of Game of Thrones, then, well, it’s very likely that you are one of Rick Sanchez’s (from Rick and Morty) alien friends from another Galaxy: in which case, go watch Game of Thrones. If you aren’t an alien, then for just how long have you been hiding under a rock. Why Game of Thrones? because it is this show, in which he plays the role of Tyrion Lannister, that so many people have come to love Peter Dinklage.

He has quite an intriguing life story to tell, and you’ll hear quite a bit of it in this podcast; but why you want to hear this is not just for his propensity for storytelling, polarising jokes and distinctive voice, it is because buried in his stories are some very useful home truths, lessons, and lots of practical wisdom. What’s more, because of the way he delivers, they will stick in your head.


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