90 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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    • 4.9 • 115 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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    Wayne Garvie - Leading with Laughter

    Wayne Garvie - Leading with Laughter

    President of International Production at Sony Pictures Television Wayne Garvie joins Paul Boross and The Humourology Podcast to discuss humour’s role in keeping creative teams together through the difficult times. 
    “That's what you're always looking for when you're communicating with people, isn't it? A rapport. How do you make them all feel they're part of the conversation? And engage.”Learn how you can connect with your teams from a legend of the television industry. Hear how humour can help you deal with failure, build relationships, and put some of the most creative projects on the telly, only on The Humourology Podcast.

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    • 49 min
    Clive Tyldesley - Finding the Fun in Football

    Clive Tyldesley - Finding the Fun in Football

    Broadcasting legend and Football Commentator extraordinaire Clive Tyldesley joins Paul Boross and The Humourology Podcast to share stories from his illustrious career behind the mic. Tyldesley shares valuable insight on how humour can help us understand humanity and ourselves. 

    “What makes us laugh tells us more about ourselves than virtually anything.”
    Join Paul Boross and Clive Tyldesley for a captivating conversation about commentary, comedy, communication, and connecting with those around us.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Mark Thomas Part Two - Political Practical Jokes

    Mark Thomas Part Two - Political Practical Jokes

    Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas returns for a continuation of his masterclass on comedy and communication. Hear a collection of side-splitting stories from Mark Thomas as he explains the ins and outs of comedy’s role in communication. 
    “We can be the person who gets the lowest marks or whatever, but when we tell jokes, we're Kings.”Join Paul Boross and Mark Thomas for a continuation of their conversation about a career in comedy, communication, and activism. Learn how to improve your storytelling and how humour can help in the hardest of political movements, only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Mark Thomas Part One - Playfully Poking People in Power

    Mark Thomas Part One - Playfully Poking People in Power

    Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas visits The Humourology Podcast for conversation with Paul Boross about the power of a joke in performance and politics. Thomas discusses the duality of humour as a tool to poke fun and connect with the crowd.
    “Comedy works on all sorts of different levels. It represents all sorts of different threats. And it's also as welcoming as it is threatening.”Join Paul Boross and Mark Thomas for a conversation filled with side-splitting stories and a deep discussion of the value of humour in social interactions and political activism only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Alastair Campbell - What YOU can do

    Alastair Campbell - What YOU can do

    Alastair Campbell returns for another go at The Humourology Podcast to discuss his new book, But What Can I Do? and the intersection of leadership and humour with Paul Boross. Campbell shares a preview into his new book and shares just how important humour can be in getting through our current political landscape. 
    “Humour is important in perseverance. Getting through bad moments. With dark humour, the number of times you see people are in real mess, but they somehow make a joke of it.”Join Paul Boross and Alastair Campbell for sneak peek into his new book But What Can I do? and an insightful conversation on laughter, leadership, and learning how to grow your confidence only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 57 min
    Simon Evans Part Two - Creating Connection Through Comedy

    Simon Evans Part Two - Creating Connection Through Comedy

    Comedian Simon Evans returns to The Humourology Podcast to finish his conversation with Paul Boross about the value of humour in captivating crowds and connecting humanity. Evans shares his insights on the value of humour and provides valuable tips on how to improve any speaking engagements.
    “A lot of comedy is about creating a certain amount of tension in the room. And then relieving it.”Join Paul Boross and Simon Evans for a continuation of a masterclass in crowd work, comedy, and connection. Hear how Evans masters the tension with humour only on The Humourology Podcast.


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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

Sticky sticky cricket ,

HUGELEY ENTERTAINING & INFORMATIVE

A great idea and really enjoyed the first episode - I so want to meet Steve Lee! Some clever tips on the difference between being witty and being funny, as well as the art of repetition. Learning about the importance of repetition was also really useful! Looking forward to the next episode.

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.

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