80 episodes

Join award-winning author and psychologist Fiona Murden in the Dot to Dot podcast - connecting the dots on what makes you, you.

Listen as we explore self-development through a science-backed approach, hearing from interesting people across all walks of life, 'role models and real models' sharing their lived experience. We talk to leaders - across industries, from all over the world - about behavior and the mind. How can behavioral science impact your personal and professional development?

Dot to Dot Behind the Person Fiona Murden

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Join award-winning author and psychologist Fiona Murden in the Dot to Dot podcast - connecting the dots on what makes you, you.

Listen as we explore self-development through a science-backed approach, hearing from interesting people across all walks of life, 'role models and real models' sharing their lived experience. We talk to leaders - across industries, from all over the world - about behavior and the mind. How can behavioral science impact your personal and professional development?

    Ask Fiona - Why do I lose motivation as the day goes on?

    Ask Fiona - Why do I lose motivation as the day goes on?

    This week is a solo cast - I answer the question of one listener 'Why is it so difficult to maintain the resilience and positivity I start the day with? A solid morning routine of positive intent often degrades into something far less positive and more destructive during the day.'

    • 27 min
    Award-winning author, podcaster and screenwriter - Giles Paley-Phillips

    Award-winning author, podcaster and screenwriter - Giles Paley-Phillips

    Back again, on this episode Fiona speaks to her good friend Giles Paley-Phillips. Fiona and Giles talk about Giles’s 14th book, the fascinating podcasts he’s the host of, how to spark creativity, mentoring, giving back, gardening and how important it is to reconnect with nature, Native American Indian culture, friendship, the personal impacts of trolling on social media and much more.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Award-winning conservation & wildlife artist - Sophie Green

    Award-winning conservation & wildlife artist - Sophie Green

    On this episode I speak to the truly wonderful Sophie Green. Sophie is an award-winning conservation & wildlife artist who specialises in capturing the photorealistic details of animals and their surroundings. We talk about her journey through life including how she suffered with selective mutism as a child. This led to her being unable to speak in certain social situations meaning she developed an ability to listen and observe what people said, how they said it and what reactions that led to in others.

    • 45 min
    Might Bite The Secret Life of a Gambling Addict - with Patrick Foster

    Might Bite The Secret Life of a Gambling Addict - with Patrick Foster

    On this episode Fiona speaks to Patrick Foster, former cricketer and recovering gambling addict. Gambling addiction is a dark and interesting world, one which is made yet darker still because of the social undesirability. Patrick says ‘I spent £4m on gambling and my betting addiction almost killed me, yet I told no-one’ highlighting the secrecy and shame associated with what is as much addiction as drugs or alcohol. Leading what he describes as a double life, Patrick fought a secret gambling addition for over 12 years, causing him ‘trouble and pain in ways I could never have imagined.’ Patrick explains how he gambled at every opportunity. And because he gambled, he lied, and he stole. He stole from those close to him as well as from those he barely knew. He even stole money intended for charity

    • 51 min
    Everyday spy - with former CIA agent Andrew Bustamante

    Everyday spy - with former CIA agent Andrew Bustamante

    On this episode I speak to Andrew Bustamante, a former ‘covert CIA intelligence officer’. We delve into the psychology of being a spy. Andrew explains the need for officers to know themselves really well, to know how to optimise their own recovery which is in part something helped through profiling and in part a process of self-discovery. We discuss the extreme cognitive load experienced as an officer and the need to retreat to a safe space in order to recover. Getting this wrong isn’t just a case of burnout, but as a spy it means ‘you become a major liability, not just to the operation, but to yourself and your own life.’

    • 55 min
    The real Alan Turing - with Dermot Turing

    The real Alan Turing - with Dermot Turing

    Sir Dermot Turing is the acclaimed author of 7 books including Prof, a biography of his famous uncle Alan Turing. He is brilliant in his own right but has also strived to tell the ‘real’ story of an extraordinary man. As he says himself Alan Turing ‘crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero grossly mistreated by his country and it has become hard to disentangle the real man from the story.’

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

SnowboarderUK ,

Great podcast series

So often do we wonder why we are as we are, what makes us tick and more importantly how can we optimise that for an all round better approach to life. Fiona helps us along that journey, great podcasts and a lot of practical insight and help for these ever increasing hectic lives we lead.

Izzi A ,

Insightful and fun

Fiona manages to get right under the skin of guests to really understand what makes them tick. She does this in a very subtle and skilled way which shows her many years experience in profiling. In depth whilst warm and engaging.

The episodes with Lou are informative on so many psychological topics whilst also very amusing.

LindseyPopps ,

Wonderful podcast series!

Really interesting guests and the discussions between Fiona and Lou take this complex and fascinating subject matter and make it accessible and relatable to everyone. So many priceless nuggets to take away, I can get enough!

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