60 episodes

A podcast about a man trying to reconnect with a shattered, shattered world... by talking to his friends about their everyday habits!

Following an unfortunate series of life oopsy-daisies, musician and community radio broadcaster Scott Mercer found himself feeling alienated by the desires and habits of his fellow human beings. He began questioning the idea of the Golden Rule, centrepiece of so many philosophies and religions. In a world of myriad subcultures, mental states and identities, does "do unto others" really make sense when everybody seeks to be treated differently according to their own values? Determined not to fall into misanthropy and cynicism, Scott set about talking to his friends about their personal likes and dislikes, their dreams and routines. By finding out how others approach life, from the most mundane detail to the freakiest far-out thoughts, he attempts to fumble his way to understanding, one conversation at a time.

This podcast is rated 'T' for Tangents about movies and television shows.

Gimme Empathy Scott Mercer

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A podcast about a man trying to reconnect with a shattered, shattered world... by talking to his friends about their everyday habits!

Following an unfortunate series of life oopsy-daisies, musician and community radio broadcaster Scott Mercer found himself feeling alienated by the desires and habits of his fellow human beings. He began questioning the idea of the Golden Rule, centrepiece of so many philosophies and religions. In a world of myriad subcultures, mental states and identities, does "do unto others" really make sense when everybody seeks to be treated differently according to their own values? Determined not to fall into misanthropy and cynicism, Scott set about talking to his friends about their personal likes and dislikes, their dreams and routines. By finding out how others approach life, from the most mundane detail to the freakiest far-out thoughts, he attempts to fumble his way to understanding, one conversation at a time.

This podcast is rated 'T' for Tangents about movies and television shows.

    60 - Every Culture Has A Dumpling (with Emma White)

    60 - Every Culture Has A Dumpling (with Emma White)

    Brisbane musician and clinical psychologist Emma White (June Low) talks to Scott about music, mental health and the importance of finding Ani DiFranco as a teenager. Stick around at the end to hear Emma play a jaw-dropping new song called "Wild Loving Heart".

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    59 - Nerdy Podcast Talk (with Seja Vogel)

    59 - Nerdy Podcast Talk (with Seja Vogel)

    Scott talks to musician and podcaster Seja Vogel (Sekiden, Regurgitator) about moving from Germany to Australia as a child, working at Megamart with her rock band, making a cottage industry out of miniature felt synthesisers and how a nightmare gig supporting Goldfrapp sparked the idea for her podcast, HearSej.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    58 - Seven Questions, Part Two (with Murray Bowler)

    58 - Seven Questions, Part Two (with Murray Bowler)

    Continuing the conversation begun in episode 57, Scott and Murray Bowler continue their late-night examination of seven big life questions, covering top inspirations, where they see themselves in 2029 and the nature of happiness versus contentment.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    57 - Seven Questions, Part One (with Murray Bowler)

    57 - Seven Questions, Part One (with Murray Bowler)

    Scott's frequent bandmate Murray Bowler returns to the podcast to pose a series of seven questions about life and philosophy. In the first part of this conversation, Scott and Murray exchange life "achievements", top five memories, definitions of success and speculations as to what their 20-year-old selves would think of them now.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    56 - A Full Lap Around The Sun (with Grace Pashley)

    56 - A Full Lap Around The Sun (with Grace Pashley)

    Scott talks to 4ZZZ Station Manager Grace Pashley about growing up on the Sunshine Coast, spending time in a Texan co-op, the trials and triumphs of running a community radio station and the prospect of a 4ZZZ Family Band.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    55 - A Bit More Of A Conversation (with Andrew Bartlett)

    55 - A Bit More Of A Conversation (with Andrew Bartlett)

    He's been a social worker, community radio host, drummer, activist, café manager, swampy and Senator. House of Reps candidate for Brisbane Andrew Bartlett talks to Scott about his history in activism and politics, from 4ZZZ to the Australian Democrats to the Greens.

    • 2 hrs 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Nick Naulty ,

DMc

The best conversations for commutations.

elanorRigby ,

Thoughtful conversations

Beautiful convos with cool people. Especially love hearing hyperlocal Brisbane stuff. Scott has a soothing voice

Jd478 ,

A+++

Witty and insightful!

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