Why must boy be boys? What do you do WITHOUT CONSENT ? What is radical emotional composting? What values do you hold that help you stay sane in the mad crazy world that we live in? Funky Thinkers 115 with Jessie Sutherland
Arrogance is an ignorance - an untitled book for young women going to college. Two women crossing the Iraq/Kuwait border in the early 1980's with border guards on the look out for pornography and probably the most organised person ever to go to the Funky Thinkers desert Island.
As well as Travelling the world full time, Matt Javit is on a mission to resurrect the art of conversation - in a blindingly obvious location. Clue - you are sat there and you can't move - no not where you think. Plus, David Blaine, public enemy and more. Funky Thinkers 113.
Dave Blum runs team building events that are actually fun... Instead of boring stuff - think scavenger hunts, solving riddles and clues - out in the real world - anywhere in the world. Gene Wilder, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and more.
When people verbalise one of the Funky Thinkers key messages - with no prompting - we know that we have picked the right people. Listen how Laura answers my question about phone call vs text and why...
Everything you know about bringing up kids is wrong! That's according to a book recommended by Funky Thinker 110 Heather Vickery. What did Barack Obama say to the first person he saw when he found out he had been elected president? (That person didn't know...) THAT is part of history. The Police (rock group), single parenting and more.
Lisa-Marie Platske caught me unawares on this episode. You are marooned on a desert Island ? How did I get here? Plus - it's all about choice - life can always be better - you just have to chose where to stand and where to look. Plus Lisa-Marie shared a particularly moving piece of her life when she thought she was going to die. In Ethiopia - surrounded by loud angry protesters - who obviously didn't speak English
Movement for the independence of Northern England, Tennis, Psycho-Cybernetics, why do people say "like" all the time, the Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain), being more famous in another part of the world that in your own town (and why you would want to be). Standard episode really...
Joel Wolh - Children grew up much simpler way back when. You didn't have to call ahead to make sure that someone was free - you just took a ball or a bat and went round to call for them. If they were there, you hung out, if not - you knocked on the next door.
Ada Cheng - University professor turned speaker, poet and performer. We talk about the racism and misogyny she has experienced. The rules of the show are No politics - no religion - no swearing. Turns out that THESE are the things that make Ada's eyes roll... Phil Collins - No jacket required turns up - does anyone wear a jacket any more?
Dana Pharant would make a terrible employee... She said so herself... What would you be like if you HAD to do something the SAME WAY every time from now until... forever. Would it keep you sane ...? Or send you nuts?
Lucinda Bakken White bought the American dream. One of external validation of accomplishments and decided to get a refund. Botswana cropped up for the first time - as did the Kalahari desert. Plus - next time you are out - use ALL your five senses...
There is NO WAY sales sharpshooter Darrel Frater can get away from writing a book now. He gave us a Funky Thinkers exclusive about the human conservation theory. That is - people are physically unwilling and unable to do more than the absolute minimum required to stay alive. Thriller by Michael Jackson, Obama and Gary Vaynerchuk also cropped up.
Is this a backlash against political correctness on the show? Alison was not offended by someone who referred to her as a wench. (The guy was 80 years old). Plus the exchanging of energy at a live event - sitting across from somebody, Alison was also called an angry white male - go work that one out...
Do people need motivating? Why would you go and listen to a motivational speaker? If your life is all about your business and your family is relying on you - surely that's all the motivation you need? Be your own parent - lambrini girls, The pyramids of Egypt - all fun stuff
Colton Geschwandtner is *cough* younger than me. This is FUNKY because it gives me MULTIPLE different perspectives I would have missed by hanging out with people from the same background. Dreams vs possibilities crops up - otherwise called PROCRASTINATION. Taking a long walk crops up - as does driving a car while under the influence of drugs. (Not recommended...)
Modern communication has no rule book, laws or customs. We are making it up as we go along. Listen as Tristan Wright as he points out a startling truth about emoticons in text messages. High achieving people crop up. Plus for the first time, Alanis Morissette & Celine Dion. Business in a suit and tie vs soft shoes.
Sleep, daylight, blackout curtains, productivity and more with coach, author and consultant Hari Kalymnios. Also JFK, Michael Jackson, Gratitude (that you are alive) and people that say "I don't have time" Standard episode...