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Applied improvisation podcast. Interviewing people from all over the world who use improv in their work and life.

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Applied improvisation podcast. Interviewing people from all over the world who use improv in their work and life.

    Podcast: Jim Ansaldo - Teaching improvisation to teenagers with autism

    Podcast: Jim Ansaldo - Teaching improvisation to teenagers with autism

    Jim Ansaldo is a Research Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, a member of Comedysportz Indianapolis and an instructor at Camp Yes And, which teaches improv Teenager on the Autism Spectrum. "Improv gives us a means for everyone to bring their life experience to the table" I had the chance to catch up with Jim earlier […] The post Podcast: Jim Ansaldo - Teaching improvisation to teenagers with autism appeared first on John Cooper.

    Podcast: Series 2 Summary | Question and create

    Podcast: Series 2 Summary | Question and create

    In this episode I recap what I've called  'series 2'. The last eight interviews with some great people who use applied improvisation (improv, impro...that particular way of thinking and responding, and using mental agility). Beginning with Paul Z. Jackson and culminating  with Pam Victor. There's a wealth of information to be had, on a load of different […] The post Podcast: Series 2 Summary | Question and create appeared first on John Cooper.

    Podcast: Pam Victor | The Zen of Improv

    Podcast: Pam Victor | The Zen of Improv

    Pam is the founder of Happier Valley Comedy whose mission it is to make the world a happier place through improv. She's co-author of "Improvisation at the Speed of Life", with Chicago's TJ & Dave and uses improv to teach personal and professional growth. She has her own podcast, Conversations with Funny Feminists. We chat […] The post Podcast: Pam Victor | The Zen of Improv appeared first on John Cooper.

    Podcast: Paul Goddard | Improv in Agile development

    Podcast: Paul Goddard | Improv in Agile development

    Paul is a coach in agile development and certified Scrum trainer. He's the founder of training company agilify and his book 'Improving Teams' brings together his work in agile and improv theatre, highlighting the overlaps and connections between the two. In conversation we talk about the cost of change in the workplace and how similarities […] The post Podcast: Paul Goddard | Improv in Agile development appeared first on John Cooper.

    Podcast: Cathy Salit | Performance of a lifetime

    Podcast: Cathy Salit | Performance of a lifetime

    Cathy Salit is CEO of Performance of a Lifetime. She has delivered hundreds of keynote speeches on how using performance in everyday life helps with growth and productivity. She's the author of Performance Breakthrough' A radical approach to success at work. In conversation with Cathy we chat about her work at POAL, and how treating life as a […] The post Podcast: Cathy Salit | Performance of a lifetime appeared first on John Cooper.

    Podcast: Dan Starkey | An Actors Foundation

    Podcast: Dan Starkey | An Actors Foundation

    Dan Starkey is an actor appearing in television series such as Doctor Who, inside No.9 and Class Dismissed on CBBC. He's performed with many improv groups and done improv marathons. I'm a massive Doctor Who fan, and seeing Dan improvise some online shorts for Doctor Who, a big TV production,  made want to delve into how […] The post Podcast: Dan Starkey | An Actors Foundation appeared first on John Cooper.