131 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 - Do you know how Dangerous you are? (Special Guest Scott Ludlam)

    Blind Insights - Do you know how Dangerous you are? (Special Guest Scott Ludlam)

    With the challenges facing modern democracy across various parts of the world, we can draw on modern research and understandings paired with classic theory to break down systems of power. Scott Ludlam, ex-deputy leader of the Australian greens party, and activist has done the hard work of drawing patterns in the Australian context with his new book, Full Circle. While Scott visited South Australia to talk to various active groups here, we brought him into the studio to talk about systematically taking down the capitalist entities capturing control of state affairs.

    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.

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    • 39 min
    Blind Insights - Jordan Peterson's 12 More Rules Beyond Unreadable Pt 2 (Special Guest Peter Thomson)

    Blind Insights - Jordan Peterson's 12 More Rules Beyond Unreadable Pt 2 (Special Guest Peter Thomson)

    Jordan Peterson has been a formative part of this podcast's journey, gaining a significant audience in the very early days nearly 3 years ago! Whilst the first book for public consumption was well written and had excellent intellectual content, Dr. Peterson's follow-up book left us with more questions than answers. The book, "Beyond Order, 12 More Rules for Life" is an applied philosophy for a broad audience, but hasn't been met with anywhere near as much controversy as its predecessor, and arguably is less palatable. In this episode, David and Tim, along with Special Guest Peter discuss the background and consequences of the last 6 rules in the book. please see the previous episode for the first 6 rules.

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    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.

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    • 54 min
    Blind Insights - Jordan Peterson's 12 More Rules Beyond Unreadable Pt 1 (Special Guest Peter Thomson)

    Blind Insights - Jordan Peterson's 12 More Rules Beyond Unreadable Pt 1 (Special Guest Peter Thomson)

    Jordan Peterson has been a formative part of this podcast's journey, gaining a significant audience in the very early days nearly 3 years ago! Whilst the first book for public consumption was well written and had excellent intellectual content, Dr. Peterson's follow-up book left us with more questions than answers. The book, "Beyond Order, 12 More Rules for Life" is an applied philosophy for a broad audience, but hasn't been met with anywhere near as much controversy as its predecessor, and arguably is less palatable. In this episode, David and Tim, along with Special Guest Peter discuss the background and consequences of the first 6 rules in the book. A follow-up episode is to come!

    Follow Dr. Jordan Peterson's work

    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 6 min
    Blind Insights - More is Actually Less (Special Guest Steven Hail)

    Blind Insights - More is Actually Less (Special Guest Steven Hail)

    Three books we think could change the world; "The Deficit Myth", by Stephanie Kelton, "Doughnut Economics", by Kate Raworth, and "The Mission Economy", by Mariano Mazzucato, all describe how we can create a political vision in the 21st century. With the history of visionaries like Keynes, we're looking for the things to fight for and Jason Hickel has managed to provide it all in one succinct explanation with his book "Less is More". With the changing definitions of capitalism and the blurry words we use to describe the current state of things, Hickel is able to provide clear and solid ideas that need to change in order to start repairing the world. Steven Hail, Economist from the University of Adelaide and a regular guest of the show, joins Tim and David to discuss this fantastic book.

    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.

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    • 57 min
    Blind Insights - How to Optimise Teams

    Blind Insights - How to Optimise Teams

    Ever been in a group project, sports team, or in a work situation where there are too many cooks in the kitchen, or even just one over-bearing boss who takes all of your autonomy away? Well, it doesn't have to be that way, and in fact, it might not surprise you to know that those hierarchies can impede performance, and especially learning. David brings in his friend Christine Stothard who is a Ph.D. candidate writing on team learning environments drawing on some fascinating data from armed forces.

    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.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Blind Insights - Extraterrestrials Know We're Here

    Blind Insights - Extraterrestrials Know We're Here

    Why, when all the evidence points toward alien life, do we continue to err on the side of caution? Is admitting we have seen extraterrestrial technology too much for even astrophysicists to handle? While NASA insisted that 2017's phenomenon known as "Oumuamua" was a 'comet', Harvard Professor Avi Loeb who is famous for many pioneering discoveries, is correcting the leger. Tune in to Tim and David take a fun, but serious look into the controversy.



    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.

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    • 23 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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