13 episodes

Paul Boross talks to the funniest and most successful leaders in business, sport and entertainment about how humour measurably improves your business and your life. Humourology is a study into why a good sense of humour is much more than a means to raise a smile – it’s a critical psychological defence against the stresses of everyday life, it’s the source of our resilience and it’s the secret weapon of all successful leaders.
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The Humourology Podcast Paul Boross

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

Paul Boross talks to the funniest and most successful leaders in business, sport and entertainment about how humour measurably improves your business and your life. Humourology is a study into why a good sense of humour is much more than a means to raise a smile – it’s a critical psychological defence against the stresses of everyday life, it’s the source of our resilience and it’s the secret weapon of all successful leaders.
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    Acast MD Georgina Holt - is comedy the key to creating quality content?

    Acast MD Georgina Holt - is comedy the key to creating quality content?

    Paul Boross is joined by accomplished Acast MD Georgina Holt. Holt shares her experience in content management to put a finger on why podcasts are made for comedy. Holt breaks down the value of humour when building an audience.

    About the episodeIn this week’s episode of The Humourology Podcast, Paul Boross is joined by publishing director and content expert Georgina Holt. Holt has built a career on the ability to identify likeable people who have comedic conversations. When looking to sign new talent Holt talks about the importance of a sense of humour.
    “I think if you can find someone who you want to laugh with that is that is what is really important.”
    Holt believes that bringing a sense of lightness to a situation is what makes good storytellers into great podcasters. How can comedy create quality content? Find out this week on the Humourology podcast.


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    • 1 hr
    Producing the Punchline: James Longman shares the value of sharing a laugh

    Producing the Punchline: James Longman shares the value of sharing a laugh

    As an Emmy-Winning producer on the Late Late Show with James Corden, James Longman knows the power of a punchline. Longman shares his experiences of how humour can be used to bring levity to any situation whether in life or on television.

    About the episodeIn this episode of the Humourology podcast, Paul Boross is joined by acclaimed Hollywood Producer James Longman. Longman reminisces on a childhood filled with laughter and a love of silliness. Longman discusses the influence that humour has had on his life as he laughed his way to Hollywood where he works with some of the world’s biggest stars (Tom Cruise), Washington royalty (Michelle Obama) and funniest people (Will Ferrell). Longman discusses the influence that humour has had on his life as he laughed his way to Hollywood where he works with some of the world’s funniest people.
    “Humor provides a moment of levity that takes you away from the misery, the tough things in life. It lifts you up.”
    Longman’s admiration for the uplifting quality of humour shines through as he shares his inspiring experiences and a hysterical story or two on this week’s episode of the Humourology Podcast.


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    • 52 min
    Spike Edney of Queen shares how humour can keep a band from breaking.

    Spike Edney of Queen shares how humour can keep a band from breaking.

    How do some of history’s most memorable musicians foster a community of creativity? Spike Edney, the legendary live keyboard player for Queen and musical director of the Nelson Mandela 46664 concerts, spills the secrets. Edney draws connections between concerts and creative teams to figure out what all good leaders have in common.

    About the episodeIn this week’s episode of the Humourology Podcast, Paul Boross is joined by legendary musician Spike Edney. Edney shares his experiences from 40 years of playing with the biggest bands and stars in the world. Whether you lead a band or the boardroom, Edney says that laughter is the key to keeping teams in tune.
    “If we make a mistake, we always laugh and make a gag out of it. It’s never a negative moment.”
    “Humour is a natural release valve.”
    Edney believes that keeping creative people comfortable is the best way to lead. What keeps bands of bards from breaking? Discover Spike hilarious star-studded stories from the stage that will make your frets curl! 


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dr. Brian Colbert flips the script on Paul Boross

    Dr. Brian Colbert flips the script on Paul Boross

    Top psychoanalyst Brian Colbert is skeptical about all this Humourology business. He won’t be subjected to funny questions or humorous quips! He will ask the questions around here, thank you very much. So, what does Paul Boross have to say about Humourology? Join us this week to share his story.

    About the episodeIn this week’s episode of the Humourology podcast, Paul Boross is joined by psychoanalyst, psychologist, and Happiness Habit author Brian Colbert. Colbert flips the script on Paul and makes him answer the bloody questions for once! Paul takes the opportunity to take a journey back to the beginning of Humourology.
    “Humourology is the art and the science of using humour and comedy in commerce”
    Boross reflects on the goal of Humourology and how a bit of humour can do wonders for a company’s happiness and effectiveness. Want to know what Humourology is all about from the man himself? Check out this week’s episode of the Humourology podcast


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    • 32 min
    René Caryol shares how Humour keeps the workplace pumping

    René Caryol shares how Humour keeps the workplace pumping

    IntroAs a leading executive coach, René Caryol knows what it takes to be a great leader. How can leaders break down their walls and open their hearts to their employees? Humour just may be the key. Join Paul Boross as he discusses leadership, laughter and life with the incredible René Caryol.

    About the episodeIn this episode of The Humourology Podcast Paul Boross is joined by author, broadcaster, and leading executive coach René Caryol. René shares his insights as an executive coach to show that humour may just be the most redeemable trait in today’s world. René discusses how humourgets to the heart of people so that they can continue a life full of love.
    “Ego is the opposite of empathy”
    René shares his take on current global leaders and how learning to own your mistakes with laughter just might keep being the most electable quality. 
    In a world where everything is so serious and everyone is so guarded, René Caryol opens his heart to lead with love.


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    • 56 min
    Our House – Mark Bedford discusses how humour gives unlikely companions a Home

    Our House – Mark Bedford discusses how humour gives unlikely companions a Home

    Is a sense of humour the main uniting melody of all creative teams? Mark Bedford, the legendary bassist from the band Madness, joins Paul Boross to talk about how humour brings people together in tough times. Mark shares his experience from decades of performing with the band and lays down the rhythm of teamwork.
    About the Episode: 
    In this week’s episode of The Humourology podcast Paul Boross sits down with musician Mark Bedford from the band Madness to discuss how humour can create harmony within the band. Bedford discusses his life as a performer and how humour may just be the best way to stay in-tune with the people around you. 
    “When you're cracking a gag or laughing, you’re actually inviting people to come with you along the way.”
    Bedford shares his experiences on the road and how humour and laughter can keep the beat in a disastrous situation.
    “Laughter is a mechanism that just keeps you from despair.”
    Can laughter help you deal with your trebles? Don’t Fret! Join Mark Bedford and Paul Boross for a whole setlist of hits on this week’s Humourology Podcast.


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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Elsa & Chase ,

Ear Candy

Ear candy & balm for the soul warmly wrapped in informative wit that proves the perfect package. Best enjoyed with a fulsome glass of red lobbing darts at a Trump poster. Paul, you are lovely, thank you!

drpitch101 ,

The perfect podcast

Having been in business for many years, I thought I knew how to do pretty much everything needed to improve my company. Having listened to three of the podcasts so far, I now realise that humour is an incredibly powerful tool and I need to up my gagging game. I have already used a couple of the tips that I gleaned from David McCourt, Neil Mullarkey and Scott Quinnell.
Most important of all, is that this podcast is a really easy, pleasant and fun experience. When the host and the guests are obviously having so much fun, you are naturally drawn in to the atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Rorrrrry ,

A great listen

Paul is a great host, steering the conversation on interesting links between humour, work and everyday life. If you could do with a laugh give this podcast a go!

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