4 episodes

Fob and Rols are mates who spend a lot of time unashamedly wigging out.
For a while now they've been exploring the challenge of retaining confidence in agency as a solitary human being in a world with 7 billion others.

Can one person really make a difference to the climate crisis?
Will mental health ever be quantified to truly eradicate suicide?
Feeling overwhelmed by civilisation itself seems to be an all too common experience yet is rarely acknowledged - let alone discussed at length.

That's where these blokes come in - if you've ever felt paralysed by certain modern realities, then you too have experienced #thesunkenplace.
Dive in, embrace, and hope for the best.

The Sunken Place The Sunken Place

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Fob and Rols are mates who spend a lot of time unashamedly wigging out.
For a while now they've been exploring the challenge of retaining confidence in agency as a solitary human being in a world with 7 billion others.

Can one person really make a difference to the climate crisis?
Will mental health ever be quantified to truly eradicate suicide?
Feeling overwhelmed by civilisation itself seems to be an all too common experience yet is rarely acknowledged - let alone discussed at length.

That's where these blokes come in - if you've ever felt paralysed by certain modern realities, then you too have experienced #thesunkenplace.
Dive in, embrace, and hope for the best.

    TSP39

    TSP39

    “TSP 39 live from Barangaroo boardwalk!

    Ever wanted that iconic photo of yourself from somewhere, in front of something, but couldn’t find the time or the money? Good news! #fakavacation have got your backs, offering everything a holiday can and more, with prices starting at just $50!

    And how about those rare folks that engage in urban parkour on the top of skyscrapers... trailblazers for human progress or reckless fools?

    Come join us for this chat by the harbour and let your thoughts float away like a helium balloon in the wind... far, far away...

    #sunkenplacepodcast

    • 42 min
    TSP38

    TSP38

    **LIVE FROM CHATSWOOD STATION - ever wondered what sort of shit your baristas talk after knocking off for the day? Hit play to find out**

    We recorded this episode after a long full day at the cafe in chatty, and figured the excitement of peak hour commuters surging through the station would be an appropriate backdrop for us to share in some mutual 21st-century delirium.

    Have you ever wondered what bus drivers are thinking while they’re driving? Us too: we got to the bottom of that today.

    Also, just how much is technology interfering in our genuinely benevolent and loving behaviours? We moan about social media a lot, but are we actually nicer people in some cases?

    If only the internet was actually a calm place of objective data, rather than brimming with the horrors of subjective emotional warfare that it became. Imagine if none of that was in the way of us legitimately combining our intelligence and evolving... that way we could make sure it was globally mandated information that BANANAS AND HOTDOGS ARE NOT TO BE EATEN FROM THE SIDE. Yes, some food is phallic, but how is that even a factor when something is delicious. All eyes on Bill Shorten around the BBQs this election campaign - get over it bruh! No one is going to allege you are homosexual because you eat a sausage roll front on, if you’re gonna be PM you gotta show more self-security than that. Wonder how Scomo gets stuck into a dagwood...

    Anyway obviously we put words towards true absurdities this ep. Let’s go deep.

    Hilarity > terror, See you on the sea floor!

    #sunkenplacepodcast #fobandrols

    • 36 min
    TSP37

    TSP37

    BRUNCH IS B******T - said no Australian ever. Except Fob... Fob said it a few times this episode.

    “Situational influence”. Mean anything to you? How about this - reckon you’d digest the same meal differently in a situation where you’re upset versus a situation where you’re happy? What about digesting information?

    How our headspace affects - or even generates - our physical circumstances is a wonderfully exciting realm of undiscovered science that (if we’re onto something) has very broad reaching consequences.

    Sink down to the sea floor and chat about it with us!
    #thesunkenplace

    • 49 min
    TSP36

    TSP36

    We lit a couple of homemade candles to kick this one off, which was a challenge in the wind. (Speaking of, there’s a tiny bit of wobbly sound around the 10minute mark as nature joined us shooting the breeze, but otherwise it’s a crystal clear yarn from yet another incredibly picturesque cove of Sydney harbour don’t panic)

    Things we covered?

    Well, we definitely reckon mozzies need new representation in terms of PR, and our legal system is pretty weird in being “innocent until proven guilty... unless you wanna try and prove you’re innocent again, and again and again”.

    Also what’s up with some peoples uber aggressive aesthetics? You know? Like when someone has a hectic hair style that basically says “fuck off” without them opening their mouths? Yeh that’s weird too.

    Look all in all it was a bloody treat to be back in the bush with the microphone after an extended hiatus. Hope you missed our b******t as much as we missed each other’s xx #gossipboys

    • 38 min

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SamToohey95 ,

Eye opening stuff

Love the perspectives, highly recommend taking a bit of time to listen to this podcast and think a bit more about life and society

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