53 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
    • 5.0 • 137 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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    Danny Wallace – Whip-Smart Wisecracking

    Danny Wallace – Whip-Smart Wisecracking

    Paul Boross is joined by writer, producer, presenter and creative extraordinaire Danny Wallace. Wallace has built a career on a quality collection of creative endeavours that captivate crowds and inspire comedy.  His book, Yes Man inspired the film of the same name starring Jim Carrey. In addition to his writing credits, Wallace has performed in a variety of roles on the stage, screen, and radio airwaves. No matter what his role is in the creative process, Wallace always places funny at the forefront. 
    “So much of humour is about surprise, and delight, and taking people down one path, and then revealing that it's another.”
    Join us this week as Danny dishes out side-splitting stories and recalls countless adages of advice from his successful creative career. Come say ‘yes!’ to a creative life filled with funny only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 58 min
    Andy Hamilton – Jest a Minute

    Andy Hamilton – Jest a Minute

    Award-Winning writer, comic and performer Andy Hamilton joins The Humourology Podcast to discuss how creative works can connect with a crowd. From stand-up comedy to sitcoms to his new book, Hamilton discusses how he uses his sense of humour to connect characters, comics, and crowds with comedy.
    Paul Boross is joined by the creative force behind a variety of content from stand-up comedy to popular sitcoms, Andy Hamilton. Hamilton has built a career creating comedic works that connect with audiences. As a co-creator of Outnumbered and the voice behind Dr. Elephant in Peppa Pig, Hamilton has used his sense of humour and smarts as a writer to craft characters that are believable and loveable by audiences everywhere.  
    “Your sense of humour would be one of the last defences you have against how awful things can be.”
    Hamilton shares stories of hope, humour, and the how of creating captivating characters and a quality concerto of comedy this week only on The Humourology Podcast.

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    Graham Stuart - Production Power with Punchlines

    Graham Stuart - Production Power with Punchlines

    Paul Boross is joined by award-winning producer of The Graham Norton Show, Graham Stuart. Stuart knows what it takes to make memorable and mirthful TV moments possible. Graham knows that when you support exceptional talent, you are sure to get a performance that is unforgettable. 
    “True star power is the ability to show all kinds of emotions and embrace humour.”
     
    Join us this week to learn how Graham has built a career on producing punchlines and supporting performers to put on a powerful and priceless performance.


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    • 59 min
    Milton Jones – One Liner Merchant Mirth Maker

    Milton Jones – One Liner Merchant Mirth Maker

    Paul Boross is joined by one of the nation’s most recognisable comics. From his crazy hair to his even crazier shirts, Milton Jones has established his stage presence as one of the wittiest wizards of the one-liner. Milton shares his experiences on the stage and discusses just how important humour can be when the curtain goes up.
    “Humour, if used properly, fills in that gap between hope and actual reality. And that's very valuable.”
     
    Join us this week as Milton Jones draws on years of experience to provide a Masterclass on comic performance, handling hecklers, and the power of proper stage presence.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dermot Murnaghan – Breaking News with Banter

    Dermot Murnaghan – Breaking News with Banter

    Paul Boross is joined by the UK’s all-action anchor of the news, Dermot Murnaghan. Dermot has built a career on being a trustworthy voice in the hardest of times. He shares how his sense of humour has helped him herald in some of the hardest news to the nation. Murnaghan knows that building a trustful relationship with your audience is all about being your authentic self and finding humour along the way.
    “Be yourself, whatever you are, and, and by and large, there is some humour in you somewhere.”
     
    Join us this week as we dive into the decorated history of Dermot Murnaghan and discuss the power of humour in building connections with guests and audiences alike. 


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    • 49 min
    Deborah Meaden - Breathing Fire and Fun into Business

    Deborah Meaden - Breathing Fire and Fun into Business

    Paul Boross is joined by fire-breathing businesswoman, investor, and star of Dragon’s Den, Deborah Meaden. Meaden joins The Humourology Podcast to share stories from her scintillating  career as an investor and businesswoman. What does it take to make deals on budding businesses? Meaden says a great attitude is the way to go.
    “You have to build a rapport and a relationship, I learned that it was really important not just to recognise people, but to remember, even something small about them, you know, to make them know, they genuinely matter.”
    Learn how to create connections and seal the deal with a sense of humour and a great attitude. Hear the secrets to slaying the dragon and securing an investor this week on The Humourology Podcast.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

H tastic ,

Thoroughly recommend

Really enjoy this podcast. Both informative and entertaining. It gives a fascinating insight into the minds of people I really admire (eg the Jo Brand episode). It’s also fabulously thought-provoking (eg the Rory Sutherland episode about creativity)

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!

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