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Thom Dharma Pollard hosts inspirational, intimate and unfiltered Stories That Inspire with guests and drawing from his own adventures around the world. The Happiness Quotient: connected, engaged, passionate people who inspire us.

Thom Dharma Pollard hosts inspirational, intimate and unfiltered Stories That Inspire with guests and drawing from his own adventures around the world. The Happiness Quotient: connected, engaged, passionate people who inspire us.

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United States

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Thom Dharma Pollard hosts inspirational, intimate and unfiltered Stories That Inspire with guests and drawing from his own adventures around the world. The Happiness Quotient: connected, engaged, passionate people who inspire us.

Language:

English

Contact:

603-733-6184


Episodes

Our World's Languages Are Dying! Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer in Residence

7/12/2022
Taken from Wade Davis' 20 March 2004 talk at the 100th Annual Banquet of The Explorers Club at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York CIty. Wade Davis' website: https://daviswade.com/ Support the show

Duration:00:16:41

Are You Authentic? A Life Hack Episode

6/17/2022
You might be here looking for something about Mount Everest. You might hate this episode. But, you might like it. For the YouTube version of this episode: https://youtu.be/dIfmhdKNcTQ Join this channel to get access to perks and to become part of the community: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEk3e_XGyNnqwK2ZlxH7fEA/join Support the show

Duration:00:13:05

Filming Lhakpa Sherpa's Historic 10th Ascent of Everest by a Woman - Matt Irving, Director of Photography

5/26/2022
Matt Irving is a professional director of photography. In May 2022 he filmed the historic tenth ascent of Everest by a woman, Lhakpa Sherpa. His views and insight of seeing Everest from an observant eye is refreshing. Matt Irving's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irving_matt... Support the show

Duration:00:29:24

It's Our Burden To Bear - Ukrainian Journalist Igor Nalyvaiko on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

5/19/2022
News from Ukraine - Watch. Know. Decide. Breaking news from Ukraine. News observation. Important information. Twitter: @u24_news TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@u24_news Web: https://u24.ua/ For more about Thom Dharma Pollard, about personal coaching or his inspirational presentations, virtual or in person, look for him at eyesopenproductions.com To join his mailing list for A Course In Happiness, email him at thom.dharma.pollard@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:00:35:42

Sanctity of Space - A Conversation with Filmmakers/Professional Climbers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson

5/11/2022
Sanctity Of Space - A film about the alchemy of landscape and people amidst the mountains of Alaska A conversation with co-directors Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson about the decade long journey of creating the film, from concept to completion US Theaters starting May 6th - Showtimes and Updates: https://greenwichentertainment.com/film/the-sanctity-of-space/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sanctityofspace/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sanctityofspace For podcast episode...

Duration:00:35:45

What Is China Hiding? - Jochen Hemmleb, Everest Historian on Everest Sightings of Mallory & Irvine and Maurice Wilson

5/5/2022
Jochen Hemmleb follows up on recent video with Mark Synnott about reports that the body of Sandy Irvine had been discovered, possibly removed (video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glMT08zmAP0 ). Jochen has written extensively on this topic and is as knowledgeable as any person in the world about the Mystery of Mallory & Irvine. He has personally interviewed many key players from the Chinese expeditions that report having seen the bodies. Jochen Hemmleb's...

Duration:00:27:43

Modern-Day Darwin, Bruce Means Discovers Five New Species in Guyana, The Last Tepui

4/22/2022
The ultimate Earth Day observation: following is a conversation with a modern day Charles Darwin, biologist, herpetologist, Adjunct Professor of Biological Science at Florida State University Dr. Bruce Means. We discuss a March 2021 expedition in which Means and writer/climber Mark Synnott traveled to a virtual Shangri-la in the deep, mysterious and ever dangerous jungles of Guyana to study an unclimbed tapui, where new species were discovered. American climber Alex Honnold is featured in...

Duration:00:39:08

Mystery Solved? The Body Of Sandy Irvine and the Kodak Camera Have Been Discovered, Mark Synnott Interview

4/18/2022
Following is a conversation with professional climber, author and historian Mark Synnott, whose book THE THIRD POLE: MYSTERY OBSESSION AND DEATH ON MOUNT EVEREST has just been released in paperback edition. The greatest mystery in all of mountaineering and possibly the most debated and discussed in current times just got thicker. The Mount Everest mystery deepens: Was there an international cover-up of a dead climber's...

Duration:00:29:01

All That Glitters Is Not Gold & Reflections of a Car Deal

4/5/2022
Lessons come in all sorts of packages. And, a beautiful, poignant poem from a recently found journal of my late brother's. For the YouTube version of this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AABp82bfR7g For more about Thom Dharma Pollard, about personal coaching or his inspirational presentations, virtual or in person, look for him at eyesopenproductions.com To join his mailing list for A Course In Happiness, email him at thom.dharma.pollard@gmail.com Support the show...

Duration:00:20:40

Ukraine: Fighting the War From Behind the Front Lines - A Voice From Ukraine

3/27/2022
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE AND COMMENT AND SHARE Recorded on 26 March 2022 Iryna Kabluchko is a journalist from Ukraine. Full Episode on YouTube The Happiness Quotient at: https://youtu.be/2-dVs0wGVg4 To help the effort please visit Come Back Alive and donate: https://savelife.in.ua/en/donate/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backandalive Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackAndAlive Support the show

Duration:00:33:32

Ukraine: Battling Disinformation In the Fight for Existence - A Voice From Ukraine 25 March 2022

3/25/2022
PLEASE SHARE SO THAT OTHERS MAY HEAR Subscribe, leave a review and a rating. Igor Nalyvaiko is a journalist from Ukraine, and currently in hiding he is helping to battle disinformation with contacts around the globe. To help the effort please visit Come Back Alive and donate: https://savelife.in.ua/en/donate/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backandalive Twitter: https://twitter.com/BackAndAlive Support the show

Duration:00:38:11

Quit Taking Things So Personally - Reflections on the Greatest Mystery in All of Adventure

3/21/2022
A muse on the 91st anniversary of my father's birth, 18 March. And reflections on how the Mystery of Mallory and Irvine's fate has taken a personal tone. Thanks to Oliver and Chris Wood, Jano Ricks and The Wood Brothers management, as well as their publicist Kevin Calabro for granting us the rights to use HAPPINESS JONES for our theme music. We are deeply honored. Find The Wood Brothers at: https://www.thewoodbros.com/ The Wood Brothers on...

Duration:00:21:04

Laura Dekker, at Age 16 Became Youngest Ever to Solo Circumnavigate the Globe

9/16/2021
Can you imagine achieving at the age of 16 what other dream their entire lives of doing and even then never take the first step toward embarking on the journey of their dreams? Our remarkable guest today knew from a very early age that she wanted to sail around the world, alone...in her own boat. It appeared as if everyone in her sphere were conspiring against her, to dash her dreams….well, I should say that her parents were very supportive, and encouraged her to put her thoughts into...

Duration:00:30:08

Dr. Peter Hackett - Think You Have What It Takes To Climb Everest? A Conversation with the Doctor of the Death Zone

8/25/2021
Do you think you have what it takes to climb Mount Everest? Did you ever think about what it might be like, and if you did it, would you kill a bunch of brain cells and come home…..different? Or, maybe not at all….? Fact is, today’s guest feels that a person of moderate physical capacity could take on The Big E given the right conditions, with the use of bottled oxygen.... He also says to climb Everest it really helps to have been born with what he calls The Stupid Gene...the quality of...

Duration:00:36:35

Shrink Wrap for Crap: Diana Yousef CEO and Founder of change:WATER Labs

8/2/2021
It never ceases to amaze me in the way people are brought into your life - today’s guest I discovered when I began researching the garbage and human waste problem on Mount Everest and the KHUMBU region of Nepal - In Episode #90 and in a recent streaming event about the garbage and human waste problem on Everest I discussed how Everest has been referred to as the HIGHEST GARBAGE DUMP ON THE PLANET. Among the many guests on the program I spoke with entrepreneur and businesswoman Diana Yousef...

Duration:00:39:26

Mount Everest is a Mess! An Investigation Into The Garbage and Human Waste Problem on Everest (PS, It's Getting Fixed)

7/23/2021
I recently hosted a live streaming event for the Musa Masala organization, who in their multiple capacities of forwarding safe and ethical mountain travel are raising money for the Wongchu Memorial Hospital….a good cause indeed. Our event talked about the garbage and human waste problem on Everest and the KHUMBU region - if you look for episode #87 of this podcast you’ll remember my interview with Peter Hillary about the current situation on Everest….he gives us a good picture of the Khumbu...

Duration:00:45:11

Chris Carter LIVE From the Continental Divide Trail and the Adventures of Jim and Tim (His Feet!)

7/9/2021
Today we welcome back our inspiring and intrepid Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hiker and filmmaker, CHRIS CARTER, who I caught up with on a LIVE Instagram session on July 9, 2021….where he was camping in Jackson, Montana….(population of about 111)…. The first time I spoke with Chris was in Episode 67 to talk about his beautiful and moving documentary about his Pacific Crest Trail through hike called TO MEASURE A MILE… At that time Chris was in the nascent stages of planning a double thru hike...

Duration:00:46:16

Art Crime Professor Erin Thompson on Smashing Statues, Guantanamo and Michelangelo (the World's Greatest Art Forger?)

7/2/2021
Episode #88 on The Happiness Quotient: America’s only full-time professor of art crime. Erin Thompson studies a variety of relations between art and crime, including the looting of antiquities, museum theft, art made by detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and the legalities and ethics of digital reproductions of cultural heritage. Erin Thompson has discussed these topics for the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and the Freakonomics podcast, among many others...and coming up next on The Happiness...

Duration:00:49:27

Peter Hillary, Son of Sir Edmund - What's Wrong With Everest

6/25/2021
Today, a special guest, Peter Hillary, son of the first man to ever climb Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary,…..Peter himself has climbed Everest twice. In addition to being an accomplished mountaineer Peter is a speaker, and he raises funds for Himalayan Foundations around the world.... Together with his sister Sarah Hillary, they manage the intellectual property of the Ed Hillary estate. I can almost guarantee you know someone named after his dad... During a recent conversation, Peter and...

Duration:00:33:02

Renan Ozturk, Modern Day Renaissance Man on Everest, Creativity and Nutrition, an Instagram LIVE Event

6/18/2021
Greetings to you all - this is a special edition of the HQ. In April I had the honor of doing an Instagram Live event with my old friend Renan Ozturk to talk about Everest, creativity, filmmaking and, yup, nutrition in the mountains. I mean, we’re talking to a guy who used to sustain on candy bars and Ramen and coffee at altitude. The event was hosted by one of our 2019 Sandy Irvine Search Expedition sponsors, Good To-Go foods, the ultimate in dehydrated backpacking food. THANK YOU TO THE...

Duration:00:41:09