We're all imperfect. On this podcast, Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project chats to a variety of interesting people who are willing to make themselves vulnerable, by sharing their own struggles and imperfections. Hugh and good friend Ryan Shelton then discuss some valuable take aways we can all apply to our own imperfect lives.
The Vulnerabilitea House - Peter Helliar
Whether it’s TV, film, stand-up comedy, radio, books, podcasts... or... Straughanie, Peter “Pete” Helliar has been making us laugh for over 20 years and has found a lot of success doing it. But like anyone, Pete’s life has at times been imperfect.
In this episode of The Vulnerabilitea House, Pete speaks with Hugh, Ryan and Josh about one of the most difficult times in his life when one of his close friends and colleagues, Richard Marsland, took his own life.
Hugh then shares some practical ways you can talk to people in your life who you think might be struggling.
Your Non-Free Gift! (Unannounced Surprise Podcast Episode)
Surprise! We have something special for you. Okay fine... it MAY be merchandise. Fine, you twisted our arm... it IS merchandise. But GOOD merchandise! PUN merchandise!!!
Have a listen and go to thevulnerabiliteabag.com. BUT BE QUICK!
The Academy of Imperfection - Jeff Warren
You may have an image of what a “meditation teacher” sounds like. Whatever you’re thinking of, we’re pretty sure you’re not thinking of Jeff Warren. Jeff Warren is not your traditional meditation “guru”. He’s just... well, a guy. A Canadian guy! And alongside his own challenges with ADD and Bipolar diagnoses (among other things), he’s found a life and successful career in mindfulness and meditation. And if you’re like us, you’ll want to be his best friend.
Jeff is currently best known for his “Daily Trip” meditations on the Calm app. But he’s also written books and taught meditation to all walks of life around the world. For everything you need to know about Jeff including his weekly Do Nothing Project, go to jeffwarren.org
The Dyl & Friends crossover episode
We’ve been big fans of the Dyl & Friends podcast for a long time now. We love everything about the former AFL footballer and host of the Dyl & Friends podcast, Dylan Buckley. To that end, we are very excited to release this episode of our podcast as a Dyl & Friends and The Imperfects collaboration. As you will hear, Dylan is authentic and open. He embraces his imperfections and as such this chat is a true mix of both shows. Dylan starts off interviewing us about how The Imperfects started, and then we welcome Dylan into the Vulnerabilitea House where he delivers one of the most vulnerable and heart felt tea house shares we’ve had to date.
The Vulnerabilitea House - Dr Yves Rees
Today we welcome Dr Yves Rees into The Vulnerabilitea House.
One morning, in a hotel room in Canada, aged 30, Yves had a life changing epiphany. With this came a range of emotions - happiness, confusion, pain, joy...and almost everything in between.
As well as being a renowned history professor at La Trobe University, Yves is transgender.
In today’s episode of The Imperfects, Ryan, Josh and Hugh are educated and enlightened by the insightful and vulnerable Dr Yves Rees. Dr Rees has recently released their memoir, All About Yves.
If this episode sparks anything for you that you wish to explore further, we recommend transhub.org.au as a fantastic resource to learn more.
Becky Lucas - The power of laughter
On this week's episode of the podcast we talk to Australian comedian Becky Lucas. Becky has written a book -Acknowledgements, and as you will hear Hugh is BIT of a fan.
We cover a-lot in this ep, from bitchy English exchange students, Becky’s parents' divorce, 'dick-lit’, the stresses of lock down; and somehow we manage to squeeze in a discussion of 90s NBL basketball under the ‘auspice’ of a special birthday surprise.
Afterwards we discuss the role of laughter and comedy in our lives and why laughter is such an incredible thing for changing our mood and improving our mental health.
Yep, as I said, we cover quite a lot...
If this chat has brought up any troubling emotions or thoughts for you, as always we strongly recommend Lifeline on 13 11 14.
A positive influence
Entertaining and infectious humour; tackling mental health stories and leaves me in a better place, in a productive frame of mind when it comes to my own resilience, relationships and mental health. Huge fan.
Up there as one of my favourite podcasts! Instantly it feels like you guys have just dropped in to my garden and we’re all catching up with a new friend you brought along. We sit on comfy chairs listening to crazy intro’s from Ryan, and conversation that’s rich in experience, useful to life and has generous doses of vulnerability. Pandemic’s silver lining and life long lessons.
Raw, Real & Recommendable
I love the dynamic of the trio: Hugh, Josh and Ryan. It is difficult to find people who exude such a vulnerable and generous outlook on life. Their interview style allows the true nature of their guests to organically flow into the conversation. The hosts try not to crowd their own stories and thoughts into the guest interview, which is greatly appreciated by the audience. I actually don’t mind the 20 mins of faffing prior to the interview- it’s good ol’ Aussie banter and mateship. I feel like I’m in the room with some solid mates. This has quickly joined my list of favourite podcasts. Keep it up 👍