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EP013 The Homeless Guy

This week on The Larb, after a 2 week imposed hiatus, I return to reflect on the homeless guy I saw this week begging in traffic on the Liffey Quays. I'm asking myself is it appropriate for me to be opinionated with regard to his position in life?


EP012 Joanna Jast On Motivation

This week on the podcast I'm chatting with writer and human nature expert Joanna Jast. In the show we're discussing her new book titled "Not Another F'king Motivation Book". In her book she attempts to debunk many of the myths about attaining and maintaining sufficient motivation for our work.


EP011 The Purposeful Accident

This week on The Larb I'm taking with Ray Heffernan about the purposeful accident, a concept that encourages us to create for the sake of creating. It is an idea that suggests that we go out on purpose to create our work for no other reason than to create, then see what happens.


EP009 Why Good Coffee Matters

Good coffee matters. But unfortunately, too many makers of coffee simply want to sell more coffee and too many people want instant gratification. The upshot of all of this is that good coffee is a rarity. Making something great takes time and effort and I'm not sure we really understand this.


EP008 When Did Work Become A Curse?

When Did Work Become A Curse? Why is work such a drag for so many? Why is it that Sunday night is a dread in anticipation of Monday morning and why does Monday morning signal the start of another dreary week doing things we don't like doing? This week on The Larb I'm looking at how work became such a curse on so many people, entire societies in fact.


EP007 The Great Existential Crisis

Over the last few weeks I've been thinking about the nature of my reality. In particular, I was considering what it means to transition through what is termed in psychology as the existential crisis and how the outside world relates to that experience. This podcast episode is about that.


EP005 Keeping Your Art Real With Harry Hoban

In this weeks episode of The Larb I'm chatting to songwriter and musician Kevin Harry Hoban about art, songwriting, music, life, freedom and the realisation that when you're doing what you want, for no other reason that you love it, anything is possible.


EP004 Why The Standard Working Model Is Broken

This week on the podcast I'm discussing The Standard Working Model. I'm digging into this idea that the traditional way the majority of us live and work is broken. We seem to live in this vicious cycle of self imposed discomfort and anxiety where we endure careers that somewhere along the line we were convinced we needed to fulfill.


EP003 Music, Solitude & Prison With Ray Heffernan

Ray Heffernan is a Dublin singer-songwriter probably best known for writing Robbie Williams’ big chart hit "Angels". He is originally from Glasnevin and now resides in Italy on the shores of lake Orta with his wife and children. Ray and I hooked up for chats a while back and probably spent about 90 mins talking about life and work and what it means to create something meaningful.


EP001 An Introduction To The Larb Podcast

Hey folks, welcome to the very first episode of The Larb, the podcast show for artists, musicians, craftspeople and creative entrepreneurs of all disciplines. If you are interested in the creative process and how to make a living from your creative work then this show is for you.