38 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 • 109 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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    Bobby Kerr - Building Business with Banter

    Bobby Kerr - Building Business with Banter

    Business Mogul and broadcasting personality Bobby Kerr joins the Humourology Podcast to discuss how humour can build connections within a business and keep customers coming back. From the owner of Insomnia Coffee to a regular dragon in the Dragon’s Den to the host of Down to Business, Kerr knows a thing or two about what it takes to be successful in business. What is the best way to build your business and connect with your customers? Bobby says it’s all about a bit of banter.
    “Relationships are built around similar attitudes towards humour.”
    Kerr knows that a touch of humour is the best way to show the world your humanity. For Kerr, that’s what it takes to build a business whether you are selling a cup of coffee or leading a boardroom. 
    Looking to learn how business relationships are born? Join us this week on The Humourology Podcast with Paul Boross.

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    • 52 min
    Giles Paley-Phillips – The Power of Positive Linking

    Giles Paley-Phillips – The Power of Positive Linking

    Paul Boross is joined by author of the The Fearsome Beastie and host of the Blank podcast, Giles Paley-Phillips. As a positive force on social media, Giles discuss how a being kind can help connect people in the hardest moments of life.
    “If you are having a difficult time there is a way that you can you have that release, maybe it's sharing a funny story, an anecdote, a joke. There are these moments that actually allow us to break that chain of distress that you're going through and think about the world, and it's very much a part of the human condition.”
    Giles shares his experience as an author, podcast host, and overall positive person to discuss how gratitude can influence your attitude. Join us this week as we dive into the power of positivity only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 59 min
    Matt Forde – Pricking Pomposity in Politics

    Matt Forde – Pricking Pomposity in Politics

    Political podcaster, author, and comedian Matt Forde joins The Humourology Podcast to share his impeccable political impressions and discuss the power of a punchline on the political playing field. Forde discusses the humour trends of the Prime Ministers of the past to deliver a poignant chat about the power of punchlines when winning over people politically.
    “Humour is the single best way to make people want you as a politician, or as a person.”
    Join Paul Boross and Matt Forde as the explore the presence of humour in parliament and share a few laughs of their own, this week on The Humourology Podcast.


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    Penny Mallory - Driving Ambition and Amusement

    Penny Mallory - Driving Ambition and Amusement

    Author, Keynote Speaker, and former rally car champion, Penny Mallory joins Paul Boross to discuss comedy’s crucial role in a champion’s mindset. As a master of mental toughness, Penny knows that a sense of humour is essential for those that want to be elite. Whether you are in the driver’s seat of a rally car or the driver’s seat of a business, Penny knows that a sense of humour is the key to success.
    This former racer raises resilience in drivers and business directors alike. From fierce competitors to commanders of the boardroom, Penny has the expertise to make you elite. Find out how, this week on The Humorology Podcast.


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    • 50 min
    Dan Snow - Humanity, History and Humour

    Dan Snow - Humanity, History and Humour

    Popular historian and podcaster, Dan Snow joins Paul Boross to discuss how humour has been the most human trait throughout history. As one of the most celebrated historians in the country, Dan Snow knows a thing or two about the most prolific people of the past. What did all these legendary leaders have in common? A great sense of humour.
    “Humour was, in many ways, essential to survival.”
    Dan delves into the power humour to unite people. Hear his historically proven ways to use humour to help communicate and connect with all of humanity. Join us this week on The Humourology Podcast to hear how you can help history repeat itself by using laughter to lead.

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    • 36 min
    Mark Billingham Crime Pays Comedy Stays

    Mark Billingham Crime Pays Comedy Stays

    Award-winning author Mark Billingham joins Paul Boross to discuss a career of comedy and crime-writing. Mark shares a lifetime of lessons from getting laughs on the stage to getting gasps on the page. Mark knows that humour and horror are distant cousins and that a bit of laughter can get you through murderous moments.
    “In order for the dark to be truly dark, there has to be light so you can compare the two.”
    Mark draws on his well-rounded career to give advice and share stories about the power of humour. From engaging audiences to killing a crowd, Mark has tips and tricks that even Detective Tom Thorne has not thought of. This week, only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Eloise Black ,

Refreshingly funny and fascinating podcast

Cannot stop listening to these podcasts!. Paul’s guests are not only extremely interesting but funny too. Paul leads the conversation seamlessly and his expertise and the thought provoking topics discussed make this a fascinating podcast.

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.

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