142 episodes

David Olney's blind insights include complex problem solving, applied philosophy, and politics, and Tim Whiffen curiosity on the matters have opened up plenty of conversations between the two. Join the teacher and student on journeys of deep discussions about life's many curiosities, this a podcast for thinkers and doers. There's much to learn and plenty to discuss. Agree? Disagree? Questions? Contact us!

Blind Insights Auscast Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

David Olney's blind insights include complex problem solving, applied philosophy, and politics, and Tim Whiffen curiosity on the matters have opened up plenty of conversations between the two. Join the teacher and student on journeys of deep discussions about life's many curiosities, this a podcast for thinkers and doers. There's much to learn and plenty to discuss. Agree? Disagree? Questions? Contact us!

    Blind Insights - Coding for Ability (Special guest Nathan Smith)

    Blind Insights - Coding for Ability (Special guest Nathan Smith)

    David relies on accessibility software to get lots of things done, and today we are joined by Nathan Smith who created one of the software applications that increases David’s ability. Nathan is committed to coding to enable people to manifest their capabilities. You can find Nathan's work at Nathantech.net.

    If you have any thoughts, questions, or want to how to best manifest destiny and contribute to your community, contact us and send us an audio clip at timwhiffen@auscastnetwork.com

    Want to work with David? Get in contact on his website.

    Need help with your podcast project? Ask Tim of Whimsy Productions.

    Support the show: https://auscast-network.myshopify.com/collections/blind-insights

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    • 40 min
    Blind Insights - How to become a high performer (Special guest Scott Murphy)

    Blind Insights - How to become a high performer (Special guest Scott Murphy)

    Some people become high performers, while other people help to empower them. David and Tim are joined by Scott Murphy, an Australian physiotherapist living in Ireland who does both things at once.

    If you have any thoughts, questions, or want to how to best manifest destiny and contribute to your community, contact us and send us an audio clip at timwhiffen@auscastnetwork.com

    Want to work with David? Get in contact on his website.

    Need help with your podcast project? Ask Tim of Whimsy Productions.

    Support the show: https://auscast-network.myshopify.com/collections/blind-insights

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Blind Insights - From Infantry Platoon Sergeant to Artist and Advocate; Jon Duncan’s Story (Episode I)

    Blind Insights - From Infantry Platoon Sergeant to Artist and Advocate; Jon Duncan’s Story (Episode I)

    When veterans return to civilian life, the adjustment is immense, and  the journey that people take from a life in the military to forging their own path in the civilian world is fascinating.

    Jon Duncan is a fantastic example of someone who has chosen positive growth, as well as being a wonderful guest on the show, and as such we will be dedicating a small series to his life and work, so stay tuned for future appearances. This is the first story of Jon Duncan's Story, to listen to part IV (as a nod to Star Wars) please follow the link.

    If you have any thoughts, questions, or want to how to best manifest destiny and contribute to your community, contact us and send us an audio clip at timwhiffen@auscastnetwork.com

    Want to work with David? Get in contact on his website.

    Need help with your podcast project? Ask Tim of Whimsy Productions.

    Support the show: https://auscast-network.myshopify.com/collections/blind-insights

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 55 min
    Blind Insights - Making Musicians Happy: the Rise of Artist Guitars (Special guest Ian Bush)

    Blind Insights - Making Musicians Happy: the Rise of Artist Guitars (Special guest Ian Bush)

    Ian Bush has built Artist Guitars up from nothing, based on his experience in the musical instruments industry and his passion for putting exceptionally good value instruments into enthusiastic musicians’ hands.

    If you have any thoughts, questions, or want to how to best manifest destiny and contribute to your community, contact us and send us an audio clip at timwhiffen@auscastnetwork.com

    Want to work with David? Get in contact on his website.

    Need help with your podcast project? Ask Tim of Whimsy Productions.

    Support the show: https://auscast-network.myshopify.com/collections/blind-insights

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 56 min
    PSA - Australia's plan to build a fleet of nuclear powered submarines (AUKUS) with Andy Martin

    PSA - Australia's plan to build a fleet of nuclear powered submarines (AUKUS) with Andy Martin

    We went into doing something very complicated with the French, building an entirely new submarine with an entirely different propulsion system. It's been seen to be too expensive and too much of a time lag, and we've come up with a complicated, but not as complicated alternative, which is dealing with allies, doing something very complex, but at least believing it's doable. Now we'll get to have a debate about whether it's actually going to happen. And it's really important that people remember this is about nuclear-powered submarines, not nuclear-armed submarines. This is a debate about how we make a platform move, not what kind of weapons we launch from it. So please audience, Remember that as much as this is confronting in new, it's very different to being a quote-unquote nuclear-armed power.

    If you have any thoughts, questions, or want to how to best manifest destiny and contribute to your community, contact us and send us an audio clip at timwhiffen@auscastnetwork.com

    Want to work with David? Get in contact on his website.

    Need help with your podcast project? Ask Tim of Whimsy Productions.

    Support the show: https://auscast-network.myshopify.com/collections/blind-insights

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 13 min
    Blind Insights - The Compulsion to Act (Special Guest Edmund Pegge)

    Blind Insights - The Compulsion to Act (Special Guest Edmund Pegge)

    Life as an actor is colourful, or at least our guest Edmund's life has been. Through the years Edmund has played all kinds of roles and experienced some truly wonderful things, and with that career along came challenges. Detailed in his book "Forever Horatio" Edmund's life is a curious one and something we can all learn from, especially those looking to pursue creative careers.

    If you have any thoughts, questions, or want to how to best manifest destiny and contribute to your community, contact us and send us an audio clip at timwhiffen@auscastnetwork.com

    Want to work with David? Get in contact on his website.

    Need help with your podcast project? Ask Tim of Whimsy Productions.

    Support the show: https://auscast-network.myshopify.com/collections/blind-insights

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Noel_pat ,

Informative and insightful

I came across this gem of a podcast after listening to David Olney on Unforgiving60. I didn’t expect answer to the big questions but got perspectives and tools to look, question and comprehend the world we live in. The discussions are thought provoking and honest. Glad I have a fair few episodes to binge and digest. Keep up the awesome work it’s quite engaging.

SmallCog ,

Exquisite Conversations

These gentlemen (and they really are gentlemen) have the most exquisite conversations with each other and their guests. It’s obvious David and Tim are both highly intelligent and knowledgeable - admirable traits but not exactly uncommon. What sets them apart is that they’re respectful considerate and receptive to others thoughts whilst obviously having their own highly developed and well thought out opinions. They’re obviously their own people but if you enjoy the thoughts of people like Richard Fiedler, James May, or Louie Theroux it might be up your alley.

quayofsea ,

Enjoyable

I came to this via Ben & Tim at U60. The thinking is great. The episode on Eastern & Western thought to a degree however conflates Christianity the religion with the Christianity of Jesus direct teachings. The teachings are to be anything but compliant - in fact always be counter-cultural, seek equally for others as for yourself, whereas modern Christianity can easily fall into the trap of being a good little democratic capitalist, or close to. Jesus taught that self-gain is a razors edge. Dr N.T. Wright has done some excellent work in Christianity, Epicureanism & Stoicism. Cheers 🤙🏽

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