49 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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    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
    Sir Tony Robinson – A Historic Sense of Humour

    Sir Tony Robinson – A Historic Sense of Humour

    Paul Boross is joined by the actor, humourous force in historic presentation and star of Blackadder, Sir Tony Robinson. Robinson is an expert at using humour to educate and entertain an audience of any size. As an acting national treasure and the nation’s premiere presenter of popular history, Robinson has learned just how powerful a sense of humour can be.
    “Humour is just wonderful for pricking those little pomposities, fears, anxieties, and neuroses.”
    Whether using comedy to communicate across cultures or having a laugh to pacify a tense moment, Robinson is a master of using mirth meaningfully. Join us for a lesson in laughter from a performance legend, only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 59 min
    Dani Klein Modisett – Cognition, Connection, and Comedy

    Dani Klein Modisett – Cognition, Connection, and Comedy

    Comedian and Founder of Laughter on Call Dani Klein Modisett joins Paul Boross to discuss the act of bringing joy to those who need it most. Modisett shares her stories of her own mother’s Alzheimer’s and how humour can bridge the gap for those struggling to make a connection.
    Paul Boross is joined by comedian, actress, author and founder of Laughter on Call Dani Klein Modisett. Modisett’s company connects comedians with patients in cognitive decline to bring joy and connection to those who need it most. In addition to providing comedians for families looking to bring laughter to their loved ones, Modisett and Laughter on Call also provide training on how to connect through comedy. 
    “That feeling of belonging and mitigating isolation, like not feeling so alone as we continue to face this situation. How can we use humour to build relationships and build trust?”
    Join us this week as Dani Klein Modisett chats about the power of comedy in connection. Learn how to bring laughter to your loved ones and lift them up when life has them feeling low.


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    • 56 min
    Guy Jenkin – Directing Delight

    Guy Jenkin – Directing Delight

    Award-Winning writer and director Guy Jenkin joins The Humourology Podcast to discuss humour's place in politics, business, and on set. Jenkin, of Outnumbered and Drop The Dead Donkey fame, shares his experiences from the silver screen to share how a sense of humour can serve as a tool for connection on set.
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    • 59 min
    Tessy Ojo, CBE – Leading Diana’s Legacy of Love

    Tessy Ojo, CBE – Leading Diana’s Legacy of Love

    Tessy Ojo, CBE is the Chief Executive of The Diana Award – the only charity that bears the name of Diana, Princess of Wales. She joins The Humourology Podcast to discuss the power of gratitude, hope, and humour. Ojo shares stories of hope to talk about how a sense of humour can get you through the hardest of times. Whether running a business or a charity, Tessy knows that when you lead with lightness, everyone wins.
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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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