68 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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    Kevin Day - Who Are Ya?! Part One

    Kevin Day - Who Are Ya?! Part One

    Kevin Day joins Paul Boross to discuss a lifetime of leading the way with laughter. As a stand-up comedian and writer for shows like They Think It's All Over, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, and A League Of Their Own, Strictly Come Dancing and, The Graham Norton Show, Day knows a thing or two about captivating crowds with comedy. 
    Humour is important. Even in the darkest of circumstances.Hear how award-winning comedian and writer Kevin Day uses humour to help others through the hard times only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Cally Beaton

    Cally Beaton

    Cally Beaton joins Paul Boross to discuss her cracking career in corporate to taking comedy worlds by storm. From being an executive at an early age to taking the stage as an award-winning comedian, Beaton knows what it takes to make humour happen. 
    “I literally don't think there's an occasion when you can't use humour including a eulogy”Join us as Cally Beaton puts on a masterclass in public speaking and presenting while hearing stories from her time producing at places like MTV, UKTV, and Viacom only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 1 hr
    Dominic Holland - Playing for Laughs with Peter Parker’s Pa

    Dominic Holland - Playing for Laughs with Peter Parker’s Pa

    Dominic Holland joins Paul Boross to discuss his life as a funny man and the father of a son who has Eclipsed his own fame. From his illustrious career in comedy to his collection of captivating books, Holland has a knack for capturing the attention of an audience. Whether he is writing, performing, or fathering his son Tom Holland, Dominic loves to lead with laughter. 
    “Laughter is always laughter and you can't have too much laughter.”Join us this week as Dominic Holland relives a life filled with laughter discussing his career, his family, and his future endeavours, only on The Humourology Podcast. 


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Adrian Walsh - Humour, Humanity and Healing

    Adrian Walsh - Humour, Humanity and Healing

    Ireland’s Ambassador of Comedy, Adrian Walsh, joins Paul Boross to discuss the ins and outs of a career in comedy. With over 300 television comedy credits to his name, Walsh is a master of comedy both on screen and on stage. Walsh shares stories from his remarkable career while offering advice on the value of humour for resilience and recovery only on The Humourology Podcast. 

    About the Episode:
    Adrian Walsh has built a career racking up comedy credits as an outstanding stand-up comic. As an expert in laughter and Ireland’s Ambassador of Comedy, Walsh has collected the best anecdotes, tips, and tricks to help you use more humour in your life. 
    “I'm a great believer that if you can laugh at something, it won't defeat you. Laughter is like internal jogging. That's what I've always believed - it's the antidote to troubled times and the perfect release valve.”
    Having rapidly recovered from a serious stroke Walsh knows the redeeming power of laughter to aid resilience and ramp-up recovery. 
    Join us this week as Adrian Walsh shares side-splitting stories packed full of knowledge that is perfect for comedians and CEOs alike only on The Humourology Podcast. 


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    • 56 min
    Jon Holmes – Negotiating Humour

    Jon Holmes – Negotiating Humour

    Jon Holmes is a sentinel of super sports and media management. Whether representing the greats of the game or serving on the Leicester City board, Jon knows what it takes to find success both with the pitch and on it. Jon discusses the art of negotiation and how to get the deal done using humour as a tool.
    “You can disarm people that way, get the other guy to grin a bit, it calms them down a bit. It's hard to get cross with someone who's making you laugh.”
    Join us this week as join gives a masterclass in the art of negotiation. Learn how to listen and laugh with everyone involved and find success at the negotiation table only on The Humourology Podcast. 


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    • 57 min
    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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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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