63 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

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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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    Mike Fenton Stevens on the Humourology Podcast

    Mike Fenton Stevens on the Humourology Podcast

    Mike Fenton Stevens has built a career on creating comedy in movies, television, and music. He joins Paul Boross to discuss the value of a laugh and the way application of humour in providing a performance that perseveres. 
    “This ability to be the entertainer, to be the person that people look to, when you needed something to liven a moment up. That person, that person in a room is always admired. They're always and valued. They're important people.”
    Join Paul Boross and the Humourology Podcast as Mike Fenton Stevens shares his insights from a career of performing from Mr Bean to Only Fools and Horses to podcasting with stars galore. Hear how humour can connect people and make tough times a touch more bearable. 

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    Jon Plowman on The Humourology Podcast

    Jon Plowman on The Humourology Podcast

    Jon Plowman is the creative production mind behind decades of comedy. As the Head of Comedy for BBC is career has been chocked full of creative comedies he commissioned like The Office. He joins The Humourology Podcast to discuss the value of laughter and how he built a career out of creating comedy.
    “I think comedies about humanity really. I see no difference between the two. I think it's a vitally important aspect of life.”
    Join Jon Plowman and Paul Boross as they discuss how humour and humanity go hand in hand. Learn how a producer influences the product and how laughter can lead the way only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 57 min
    Steve Richards on The Humourology Podcast

    Steve Richards on The Humourology Podcast

    Steve Richards has published prominent political Journalism in places like The Guardian and The Independent. He knows a thing or two about how the country’s most powerful political personalities came to be. What is the best way to vie for votes? Humour of course!
    “If you can use humour, you've got an audience with you.”
    Join Paul Boross and Steve Richards as they take a deep dive into prominent politicians and their use of humour. Learn how to balance your message with your mirth and captivate crowds across the country only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    Omid Djalili on The Humourology Podcast

    Omid Djalili on The Humourology Podcast

    Omid Djalili is an international sensation on the stage and screen, he joins Paul Boross to discuss a lifetime of laughter. From blockbuster movies to award winning stand up, Djalili has built a career in comedy. He joins The Humourology Podcast to discuss the power of humour in bringing people together through the hard times.
    “I learned very quickly that laughing can get you out of a difficult situation. I think that was I learned that humour is like a superpower.”
    Join Omid Djalili and Paul Boross as they share stories from the stage and screen. Take a peek into what makes Omid such a powerful and punchy performer only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 59 min
    Paul Zenon on The Humourology Podcast

    Paul Zenon on The Humourology Podcast

    Paul Zenon is a master magician, comedian, actor, and writer. He joins Paul Boross and The Humourology Podcast to discuss how comedy and magic have a lot in common. From misdirection to mirthful musings, Zenon knows that comedy can build confidence. Whether selling a swindle or pushing a product, Zenon shares how laughter can lead to success. 
    “It just simply indicates by involving a little bit of humour in there, that you are confident in the product, whatever it is, that you you're selling, and therefore can afford to be jovial about it.”
    From television to the stage to the street, Zenon walks Paul Boross through his life of magic and comedy. Join us to hear how humour can help you make magic on the stage and in your business only on The Humourology Podcast, listen today.


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    • 59 min
    John O’Farrell on the Humourology Podcast

    John O’Farrell on the Humourology Podcast

    Paul Boross is joined by John O’Farrell who has built a corking comedy career as a witty and wonderful writer. From television to books to musicals, he is the creative mind behind some of the cleverest pieces of comedy around. His award-winning works span a variety of topics while always having humour at the heart.
    “To be capable of engaging an audience, a good sense of humour is something that should be in your armoury.”
    O’Farrell knows how important humour is to connect people. Listen in as he shares stories from a lifetime of witty writing and performing to learn how you can use humour to bolster your business. Join us as we cover punchlines, politics, and the power of a laugh only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 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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