18 episodes

Since forming Vocal Health Education, one question that comes up time and again is, “When are you doing a podcast?!” Well we now have an answer! It’s NOW! The Thinking Voice podcast by Dr Jenevora Williams, Robert Sussuma and Stephen King is all about exploring the human voice through open conversation. The podcast is split in to two types of episode; INTERVIEWS and CONVERSATIONS. The Interviews; The Interviews will be released every two weeks, and will follow a standard interview format, with one host interviewing a special guest. The topic of conversation is always about how the guest journeyed into the world of Vocal Health. The Conversations; The conversations are real time, unplanned musings between Dr Jenevora Williams, Stephen King and Robert Sussuma and include phenomenological, existential, anatomic, pedagogic and experiential motor learning principles. The nature of these conversations will see a one word topic be steered down all kinds of cobbled conversational streets between the three hosts, unpicking relevant research (sometimes published by the hosts themselves) or anecdotal concepts and “practice based evidence”. We can’t wait to share this with you!For more information:Vocal Health Education: www.vocalhealth.co.ukThe Singing Self - Robert Sussuma: www.thesingingself.comJenevora Williams: www.jenevorawilliams.com

The Thinking Voice Vocal Health Education

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Since forming Vocal Health Education, one question that comes up time and again is, “When are you doing a podcast?!” Well we now have an answer! It’s NOW! The Thinking Voice podcast by Dr Jenevora Williams, Robert Sussuma and Stephen King is all about exploring the human voice through open conversation. The podcast is split in to two types of episode; INTERVIEWS and CONVERSATIONS. The Interviews; The Interviews will be released every two weeks, and will follow a standard interview format, with one host interviewing a special guest. The topic of conversation is always about how the guest journeyed into the world of Vocal Health. The Conversations; The conversations are real time, unplanned musings between Dr Jenevora Williams, Stephen King and Robert Sussuma and include phenomenological, existential, anatomic, pedagogic and experiential motor learning principles. The nature of these conversations will see a one word topic be steered down all kinds of cobbled conversational streets between the three hosts, unpicking relevant research (sometimes published by the hosts themselves) or anecdotal concepts and “practice based evidence”. We can’t wait to share this with you!For more information:Vocal Health Education: www.vocalhealth.co.ukThe Singing Self - Robert Sussuma: www.thesingingself.comJenevora Williams: www.jenevorawilliams.com

    The Lynn Bursten Interview

    The Lynn Bursten Interview

    In this episode, Robert opens a conversation with Dr Lynn Bursten about her dissertation 'Constructed realities and transformation of consciousness: A holonomic approach'.

    Links to materials mentioned:

    FLOW, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

    Open Space Technology by Harrison Owen

    • 41 min
    The Awareness Conversation

    The Awareness Conversation

    Robert Sussuma, Stephen King and Dr Jenevora Williams open up this conversation with the randomly generated topic of ‘awareness’. 

    What makes us aware, and what are we aware of? From bats to phenomenology, our hosts dive deep into the world of awareness.

    • 53 min
    The Anne Luise Interview

    The Anne Luise Interview

    “I did not respond adequately to your question concerning the role of phenomenology in my work. Phenomenology has, in fact, been the major theoretical framework and methodological tool in my research from the beginning. Thus, I described both theory and method most exhaustively in my thesis. This thesis (defended I 1998) was transformed into a book and published by Kluwer Academic Publishers – who later fused into Springer – in 2001. Springer has defined the book as a “classic text” and holds it available upon request in their “Classical Library”. The electronic version is also available in Amazon’s Kindle-Edition.
    I mention this book because most of my colleagues have responded that they find the theoretical chapters in my book far too heavy to read. Still, exactly these chapters give insight into both how the in-depth interviews were performed, how my way of asking and responding contributed to the shaping of the text = the data, and how the analysis was done. This analysis, by means of rules and principles in phenomenology, did the most salient job in the whole process: It allowed me to identify the patterns of lived experience inscribed in the bodily structures. Precisely these patterns have by now, twenty years later, been confirmed by means of biomedical tests (stress-research etc.) and neuro-radiological documentation (brain research), clearly demonstrating the reliability and the validity of a phenomenological approach to embodied hardship and integrity violation.
    In short: the extensive excerpts from the original interview-transcripts in my thesis may be illuminative as to “how to talk with people whose complex suffering is medically unexplained yet still real”, which may be a basic point of departure in your work, if I got it right. The book: Kirkengen AL. Inscribed Bodies. Springer 2001.
    Kind regards from Oslo
    Anna Luise”
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Play Conversation

    The Play Conversation

    Robert Sussuma, Stephen King and Dr Jenevora Williams open up the fourth conversation with the randomly generated topic of ‘play’. 
    Theory, origins and etymology… what could we consider about play in pedagogy?

    • 56 min
    The Marissa Lee Naismith Interview

    The Marissa Lee Naismith Interview

    Dr Marisa Lee Naismith shares some of her early experiences as a touring rock singer, life on the road wasn’t easy and of course there’s a vocal health story in there.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Posture Conversation

    The Posture Conversation

    Robert Sussuma, Stephen King and Dr Jenevora Williams open up the fourth conversation with the randomly generated topic of ‘posture’. 
    From racist roots, to bio-tensegrity, what can we learn from exploring posture for singing?

    Also, find the October edition of the Vocal Health Education newsletter HERE with some super cool thoughts about posture! 

    • 50 min

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