42 episodes

A collection of stories, essays, interviews, thoughts and rediscovered notes found down the back of sofas rehashed in order to create content. Topics include politics, environmentalism, veganism, spirituality, atheism & religion, creativity, body image, feminism, pornography, grief, mental health and so on.

Savage Balance Podcast savbalpod

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

A collection of stories, essays, interviews, thoughts and rediscovered notes found down the back of sofas rehashed in order to create content. Topics include politics, environmentalism, veganism, spirituality, atheism & religion, creativity, body image, feminism, pornography, grief, mental health and so on.

    Ep. 37 - How You Can Navigate Your Difficult Relationships?

    Ep. 37 - How You Can Navigate Your Difficult Relationships?

    I offer advice & support on how to navigate poisonous relationships.


    Have you ever been made to feel small by a family member? Insulted by a work colleague? Made to feel worthless by a passive-aggressive postman? It’s not uncommon.


    Many of us have experienced difficult relationships in our lives. They have the power to serious damage our mental health - effecting our decisions, corroding our outlook, causing unwarranted stress and spiking our emotions.


    It can be psychically draining and emotionally exhausting; anxiety, anger, depression, low self esteem, embarrassment, the list goes on.


    On this weeks podcast, I offer advice & support on how to protect yourself, cope and navigate these poisonous relationships, talking about topics including:


    Changing the environment

    Having respectful & adult conversations

    The difference between accepting reality as it is & not accepting being disrespected

    Acknowledge your differences 

    Practising non judgement (of yourself & others)

    What you can and cannot control


    This podcast may difficult to listen to if you’re experiencing this, so I recommend trusting yourself to listen when you feel ready and prepared. It can be triggering to confront these issues, especially when they can make us feel so powerless.


    I hope that this presents you with some coping strategies and new perspectives to relieve some tension, find peace and freedom. 


     


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    Logo, Youtube & Website artwork by Dolly grey


    Music by Danny Tonks 


    They’re both tremendously talented, so please support them however you can.


     


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    • 52 min
    Ep. 36 - The Question No One Asks About Your New Years Resolution!

    Ep. 36 - The Question No One Asks About Your New Years Resolution!

    I share my thoughts and offer advice around the concept of New Years resolutions.


     


    Many of us are familiar with the pattern - over indulge at Christmas, set grand goals for the new year, fall short of those goals and feel upset. Don’t worry we’ve all been there.


     


    In this loose and meandering episode, recorded on a walk in the woods, I offer my thoughts on the problematic nature of New Years resolutions and offer advice on how to best navigate this time of year.


     


    I talk about subjects including:


     


    How to make habits stick

    Repetition vs Emotional reward

    Making new habits easy

    Redefining your goals

    How the New Year is an industry

    What messages we are told about ourselves

    Do you actually want to change something about yourself?

    And much, much more…


     


    This is an illuminating, differing perspective on the concept of New Year’s resolutions, one that needs to amplified more in the current climate of continually seeking unattainable perfection.


     


    Happy New Year!


     


    Please support this on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/savbalpod 


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    WEBSITE: www.savbalpod.com 


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    Logo, Youtube & Website artwork by Dolly grey


    Music by Danny Tonks 


    They’re both tremendously talented, so please support them however you can.


     


    Hey, thanks for scrolling down and reading all that. That’s very sweet of you. Have a beautiful day.  

    • 46 min
    Ep. 35 - Is James Bond Clinically A Psychopath?

    Ep. 35 - Is James Bond Clinically A Psychopath?

    I run through the psychopath checklist to determine whether James Bond could clinically be diagnosed as a psychopath. If you wish to understand more about psychopathy, you can listen to the previous episode - Ep.34 Psychopathy: What is it & how is it shaped by our culture?


     


    “Keeping the British end up, Sir” - sexual promiscuity?


    “Shaken, not stirred” - controlling behaviour?


    “The name’s Bond - James Bond” - grandiose sense of self worth?


     


    From womanising & killing without remorse, to impulsivity & manipulation - James Bond displays a frightening number of psychopathic traits, as laid out on the psychopath checklist. In this podcast, I go through three separate Bond films - Octopussy, From Russia With Love & Skyfall - analyse them for psychopathic traits & compare scores at the end.


     


    This episode is filled with plenty of humour, as well as a stark examining and redefining of the UK’s most famous fictional character. From sexual assault to defusing a bomb dressed as a clown, this episode is very silly, serious & saucy (problematically saucy…)


     


    Is Bond a genuine psychopath? What does this mean in the wider context of society? And what does it say about us?


     


    This has been one of my favourite podcasts to date - absolutely worth giving this one a listen!


     


    Please support this on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/savbalpod 


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    Logo, Youtube & Website artwork by Dolly grey


    Music by Danny Tonks 


    They’re both tremendously talented, so please support them however you can.


     


    Hey, thanks for scrolling down and reading all that. That’s very sweet of you. Have a beautiful day.  

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 34 - What Is Psychopathy & How Is It Shaped By Our Culture?

    Ep. 34 - What Is Psychopathy & How Is It Shaped By Our Culture?

    I take a deeper into the world of psychopaths, trying to broaden our understanding and consider the wider ramifications for society.


     


    This is the 1st part of two parter - next week, I will be applying what has been discussed in this episode to the world of James Bond.


     


    During this episode, I discuss:


     


    - What is a psychopath?


    - Can you be officially diagnosed as a psychopath?


    - What's the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath?


    - What is Antisocial Behavioural Disorder?


    - What are the 4 core components of psychopathy?


    - What is the psychopath checklist?


    - How common is psychopathy?


    - How does society shape and effect psychopaths?


    - How do we empathise and exist with psychopaths?


     


    You can read the full transcript of this episode at www.savbalpod.com 


     


    Please support this on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/savbalpod 


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    EMAIL: savbalpod@gmail.com 


     


    Logo, Youtube & Website artwork by Dolly grey


    Music by Danny Tonks 


    They’re both tremendously talented, so please support them however you can.


     


    Hey, thanks for scrolling down and reading all that. That’s very sweet of you. Have a beautiful day.  

    • 55 min
    Ep. 33 - Carbon Neutral Christmas: Eco Tips For The Festive Period

    Ep. 33 - Carbon Neutral Christmas: Eco Tips For The Festive Period

    I address the environment impact of our choices at Christmas, and offer up some advice on how to make your festive period more carbon neutral, examining the key areas including food, decorations and presents. I also talk about the recent news that McDonald’s have created the UK’s 1st net zero restaurant.


     


    Climate change - it’s arguably the most pressing issue humanity has ever faced. It’s an ever pervasive threat, caused by our continual interference & rapid destruction of nature. We as individuals who wish to be proactive can often feel overwhelmed and defeatist in the face of corporate, governmental & systemic abuse of our planet. 


     


    And yet, in terms of domestic consumption & personal carbon footprints, national holiday celebrations, such as Christmas, produce a spike in harmful emissions to our atmosphere. 


     


    It turns out our actions are not aligned with our beliefs. But what can we do!?


     


    In this podcast, I address the emission issues caused by our choices, and offer up some advice on how to make your Christmas more carbon neutral, examining key aspects of the festive period including food, decorations and presents. I also address the recent news that McDonald’s have created the UK’s 1st net zero restaurant.


     


    Being more aware of our environmental impacts in the build up to December merrymaking doesn’t have to mean sacrifice and solemnity. With a healthy combination of reevaluating and innovative thinking, it can bring greater connection to our loved ones and surroundings during this time of celebration.


     


    So, have a carbonless Christmas and net zero New Year!


     


    Please support this on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/savbalpod 


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    Website: www.savbalpod.com 


    EMAIL: savbalpod@gmail.com 


     


    Logo, Youtube & Website artwork by Dolly grey


    Music by Danny Tonks 


    They’re both tremendously talented, so please support them however you can.


     


    Hey, thanks for scrolling down and reading all that. That’s very sweet of you. Have a beautiful day.  

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 32 - Reading From My Diary

    Ep. 32 - Reading From My Diary

    I read extracts from an old diary, discussing a wide range of subjects including judgement, grief, gender identity and old dogs.


     


    To access more exclusive content like this, every Thursday, please consider supporting the Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/savbalpod 


     


    Website: http://www.savbalpod.com 


    EMAIL: savbalpod@gmail.com 


    YouTube


    Twitter 


    Instagram


     


    Logo, Youtube & Website artwork by Dolly grey


    Music by Danny Tonks 


    They’re both tremendously talented, so please support them however you can.


     


    Hey, thanks for scrolling down and reading all that. That’s very sweet of you. Have a beautiful day. 

    • 59 min

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