My name is Ryan Collymore and I have created this new Podcast Influence and Inspire. My motivation for creating this Podcast was listening to the negative issues surrounding young people today whether it was regarding knife crime, unemployment, mental health or education. I felt there was too much negativity around with no real balance with positive messages. The sad thing is lots of young people are doing positive things we just never really hear about them. The aim of this Podcast is to bring these positive messages to listeners through a series of interviews with people who are doing/creating/being positive in their communities and in their own lives. My hope is that these individuals will be able to influence and inspire listeners  to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their families.