Each week Founder and Host, Bryn Edwards, has a deep dive conversation with fascinating people who either live, or are visiting, Western Australia to have a real and authentic conversation.These aren’t your standard feel good interviews that’s served up on mainstream media, each week Bryn goes deep into the human journey behind the story, going to the heart of where people came from to achieve what they achieved and what makes them tick.It’s a space where guests openly and honestly share their highs and lows, their unique learnings and perspectives, their vulnerabilities and their journey. It’s a space that captures the human journey in a way that we can resonate and connect with covering the 4 main games of life - health and wellbeing, relationships, business and connection to something bigger than ourselves.
#176 The Electric Universe - Wallace Thornhill
This week I had a great conversation about science, the natural beauty and purity of science and scientific investigation with Wallace Thornhill, Vice President of the Thunderbolts Project.Wallace shares his paradigm changing Electrical Universe theory.What makes this so interesting is that Wallace, and others, have conducted their research and exploration separate from the university infrastructure.As well as expanding your understanding of the fabric of the universe, hopefully from this conversation you will be inspired to rethink your own relationship with science and consider your own scientific exploration and experimentation to further your own horizons rather than abrogating to University Scientists.
#175 Discerning Media Consumption – Nic Hayes
This week I welcomed back Nick Hayes, Managing Director of Media Stable, to discuss his observations across the media landscape and media consumption over the last six to nine months during this changeable period.Nick explains is that, as he predicted in the last podcast, that there's been a real move back to traditional forms of media, in particular radio. We really had a great discussion about becoming more discerning in our media consumption and sense making, particularly recognising the leanings, particularly the political orientation, of the sources that you're listening to. We also talked about the pitfalls of going to social media as a source of news and also the concept of consuming too much information.Nick is really articulate and has a great sense of humour. He brings a very grounded and grown up perspective to the topic of news and media in general.
#174 Exploring our Inner World: Hearing Voices - Johanna Badcock
Take a deeper refection into our interior subjective human experience by considering auditory hallucinations, in particular hearing voices, with Johanna Babcock, Adjunct Professor at UWA School of Psychological Sciences, and also one of the founders of Perth Voices Clinic.Surrounded in cultural interpretation, what becomes more and more apparent in this conversation is the fact that hearing voices is not quite what you think - it's very subjective to an individual and a lot more common than one might expect.We also dive into the link with loneliness to mental health and the onus on those of us who are not lonely to open the door to those who are for the sake of a healthy society.Why would you listen to this conversation? Because it’s a fascinating exploration into holding space for the legitimacy of your interior personal experiences. It highlights how much there is to explore and just how normal ‘things we don’t necessarily feel comfortable talking about’ really are.
#173 Medicinal Mushrooms – Graham Upson
Take a deep dive into incredible world and healing power of Medicinal Mushrooms with Graham Upson of Touchwood Mushroom Farm.With over 45 years of mushroom growing experience, Graham is WA’s leading expert in this field. He shares some of his stories learning how to grow and think like a mushroom as well as the businesses he’s developed along the way. You will soon begin to appreciate just how complex and precise growing mushrooms is.Graham then talks about the main medicinal mushrooms that he supplies and their properties - lion’s mane, turkey tail, cordyceps, chaga, reishi, maitake and shiitake.This is a fascinating conversation; Graham is a real font of knowledge in this field.As the listener, you will soon realise that there's so much more to learn and explore when it comes to mushrooms. https://www.touchwoodmushrooms.com/
#172 WA Mental Health: What Happened to you? – Bill Saunders
This week I had the great pleasure of welcoming back Bill Saunders, one of Perth’s leading clinical psychologist who's recently come out of retirement.Through Bill’s research for his new book, he’s really dived into the true reliability and robustness of the underlying psychiatric framework and treatment protocols that shape the mental health space.The picture that soon emerges is one that may well have lost its way scientifically becoming too complex, overly industrially influenced and separated too far from the true nature of the human journey.Bill suggests that rather than asking ‘what's wrong with a client?’ the better starting point is to ask ‘what has happened to you?’ because more often than not the source of the majority of mental health issues originated from an early traumatic event in childhood.This is a super engaging and detailed conversation with someone with over 40+ years of clinical practice and research experience.If you or a loved one has any mental health issues or is receiving treatment – particularly medical drugs – then I would strongly recommend taking this on board.
#171 Dreams: Your connection to psyche – Debbie Ford
Dreams - we all have them, whether wild or wacky, recurring nightmares, vividly exciting or highly sexual.But how often do you pay attention to your dream? How often do you legitimise them? How often you actually talk about them and share them?This week it was absolute pleasure to talk to Debbie Ford, dream therapy psychotherapist, about this rich source of connection to psycheDebbie explains what dreams are, their underlying dynamics and mechanics and just how beautifully subjective they are in their very essence. She gives an insight into how she works with clients and their dreams and provides some wonderful examples to really set some context of how we can begin to work with our own dreams.Fascinatingly, we also discussed on a bigger level of what she's beginning to see across her client’s and their dreams at this time in this COVID disrupted time – messages from the collective psyche.This is a truly subtle, beautiful, yet really powerful conversation with a wonderful lady who is really amazing at holding space for something that our own ego so often sweeps over or puts to one side.
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Entertaining, intellectual journeys. these podcasts are a wonderful dive into the depth of knowledge and humanity that lives around us. Thanks for the learning experiences Bryn!
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Bryn is a captivating host who connects most fascinating people to curious listeners.
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Inspiring and compelling stories from amazing West Australians. Bryn's also a great interviewer who asks questions that get really insightful answers.