Episodes

Sept. 5, 2021

11. Thinking's only part of the story - what about deciding?

Think of this episode as the end of the first season, and the beginning of the second season. We took a winding journey through c…

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June 27, 2021

10. Thinking for ourselves. Thinking critically, and why it matters.

I've always been clear that the Free-dumb Sessions' role is to provoke debate, awaken critical thinking, and help people ' break …

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May 29, 2021

9. Truth, lies and questionable facts.

Most of us pride ourselves on our honesty. Our businesses love to talk about honesty and integrity It is important to us. But are…

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May 8, 2021

Episode 8 - The P-word. Purpose. A way to lead a business or just an…

This episode is a discussion with my guest and friend Nick Leach. There’s so much talk about ‘Purpose’, but what is it exactly? I…

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April 3, 2021

7. Part 2 of Sticks and Stones - responding to listener feedback

While we seem to agree that words matter, are people really getting taken in by the media? Are we really that dumb? The power of …

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March 14, 2021

6. Sticks and stones - or, words do matter.

" Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me" Really? A discussion about young people and resilience, th…

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Feb. 17, 2021

5. Does 'Charisma and Charm' make the world go round?

Let’s discuss ‘Charisma’. We are all drawn to people with ‘natural charisma’, but what is it exactly? The Oxford English Dictiona…

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Jan. 31, 2021

4. Empathy, or "Just because I walked a mile in your shoe doesn't mea…

Some thoughts about the quest for a more empathetic society. How it isn't always what it seems. What empathy is, and isn't. Empat…

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Jan. 7, 2021

3. Conspiracy theories “You tell me your truth, and I’ll tell you mi…

You tell me your truth, and I’ll tell you mine. What are conspiracy theories? Are they a new 'internet age' phenomenon? What cond…

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Jan. 5, 2021

2. Fake news and all its friends.

A new vocabulary, new etiquette, and new rules for these COVID19 and' post-truth' times. How Trump and COVID19 are managing to ch…

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Jan. 5, 2021

1. The Last Man.

Thoughts about COVID19, existentialism, and whether we are now living in some kind of dystopian world. If so, are we on a path to…

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