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For as long as I can remember I’ve been on the hunt to find the answer to one big question: how do we make the most of this thing called life? But of course, there is no singular answer.

There isn’t a magic key out there that, when you find it, just unlocks everything and you can say, “yep great, I know how to do life now.” Instead, it’s a process. A process of listening and learning, of questioning and challenging. Gathering together threads of knowledge and wisdom that, over time, weave together to create a life of deeper awareness and understanding.

So that’s what I’m trying to do with this podcast. I’ll be speaking to people with a range of expertise and experiences. People with a unique perspective on what a meaningful life looks like. Writers, scientists, philosophers, artists, thought-leaders, innovators and more. We’ll sit down over a nice cup of tea and…while we won’t get to cover everything…we’ll try to get to the most of it…

the most of it Antonia Prebble & Roar Collective

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

For as long as I can remember I’ve been on the hunt to find the answer to one big question: how do we make the most of this thing called life? But of course, there is no singular answer.

There isn’t a magic key out there that, when you find it, just unlocks everything and you can say, “yep great, I know how to do life now.” Instead, it’s a process. A process of listening and learning, of questioning and challenging. Gathering together threads of knowledge and wisdom that, over time, weave together to create a life of deeper awareness and understanding.

So that’s what I’m trying to do with this podcast. I’ll be speaking to people with a range of expertise and experiences. People with a unique perspective on what a meaningful life looks like. Writers, scientists, philosophers, artists, thought-leaders, innovators and more. We’ll sit down over a nice cup of tea and…while we won’t get to cover everything…we’ll try to get to the most of it…

    Adrienne Bankert

    Adrienne Bankert

    What’s the difference between being nice and being happy? According to Adrienne Bankert, it’s a lot.

    Adrienne Bankert is an ABC news correspondent in America, and the author of the book Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You With Anyone. It’s a remarkable book that goes deep into what kindness really is, and the transformative power we all have over ourselves and the people around us.

    Adrienne’s message is that you can make someone’s day, and make yourself feel amazing, just by being kind. This is an illuminating conversation that really unpacks the basics of kindness - what it actually means, how it can be used and how it can impact people. It’ll give you the tools to look at your day with positivity, and help others to do the same.

    • 58 min
    Maggie Hewitt

    Maggie Hewitt

    What’s wrong with sustainably? It’s something that plenty of businesses and households are aiming for, but do we need to be setting our sights even higher?

    Maggie Hewitt is someone doing just that. As the founder of fashion boutique Maggie Marilyn, she’s committed to driving fashion towards fully ethical production that doesn’t just sustain the planet, but gives back to it.

    She’s about so much more than fashion too - Maggie talks with real honesty about the importance of having a purpose, being vulnerable, and her struggles with being a boss. She can allow herself to talk about her battles because she truly believes in her end goal. This is a really relevant conversation about a young woman’s altruistic journey towards trying to make the world a better place.

    Brought to you by: Antonia Prebble & Roar Collective
    Host: Antonia Prebble
    Produced by: Antonia Prebble & Roar Collective

    Mandy Len Catron

    Mandy Len Catron

    When Mandy Len Catron blew up in 2015, people were asking: could someone really have unlocked the key to falling in love? Spoiler alert: not quite...but also maybe.

    Mandy is perhaps best known as the writer of a New York Times article titled; To Fall In Love With Anyone, Do This. It was one of the most popular features in the New York Times in 2015. She’s also authored a popular book, How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays.

    She shares with Antonia what love is, and how to get better at falling in love. She won’t take you from single to attached next week, but her scientific approach to love has real life benefits that aren’t as impractical as they might sound.

    It really is a fascinating listen, giving an insight into love and how it works, with wide-reaching implications on the way we live our lives and how we feel about a whole bunch of things - including ourselves. Mandy isn’t some weirdo love doctor - she’s very real and a lot of fun. Enjoy!

    • 56 min
    Nigel Latta

    Nigel Latta

    What makes our personality? Why does it seem like we’re developing more mental health problems? How can we look after our brains? Antonia sits down with leading New Zealand psychologist Nigel Latta for a fascinating deep-dive in the human brain. 

    Everyone knows Nigel Latta. He’s one of New Zealand’s best known psychologists, and a prominent media commentator with an easy going, plain language way of explaining complex issues.

    For example, how do we actually change when we get older? Will we actually learn anything from COVID-19? And what are the universal tricks to being successful? These are all big, juicy questions that Nigel breaks down in a way that will have you thinking about what he’s said long after this podcast is over.

    You can find more details about Nigel and check out his resources here and here or find him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nigellatta or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nigel_latta/?hl=en

    Brought to you by: Antonia Prebble & Roar Collective
    Host: Antonia Prebble
    Produced by:  Antonia Prebble & Roar Collective

    • 51 min
    Emily Esfahani Smith

    Emily Esfahani Smith

    The concept of happiness is reasonably straightforward, but what does it mean? According to bestselling author Emily Esfahani Smith, it’s often misunderstood. Emily draws on psychology, philosophy, and literature as she goes on a deep dive to explore the true meaning of what it is to be happy.

    Emily is the host of a transformational TED talk that’s been viewed more than nine million times. Her most recent book is called The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfilment in a World Obsessed with Happiness, and it’s a thought-provoking take on what true happiness really is. She takes an all-angles look at the concept of happiness in personal, professional and emotional senses, with an eye to overall happiness that may not be quite what you think it is.

    Why do we make decisions we know are bad for us? Should we just follow our innermost passions? Can our actions influence our feelings? Emily’s answers to these questions are enlightening and at-times confronting, and she’ll challenge your approach to being happy in a really rewarding way.

    Thank you so much to Emily! You can find her http://emilyesfahanismith.com/ here, and Kiwis you can see details on where to find her wonderful book here .

    Brought to you by: Antonia Prebble & Roar Collective
    Host: Antonia Prebble
    Produced by:  Antonia Prebble & Roar Collective

    • 38 min
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    For as long as I can remember I’ve been on the hunt to find the answer to one big question: how do we make the most of this thing called life? But of course, there is no singular answer.

    There isn’t a magic key out there that, when you find it, just unlocks everything and you can say, “yep great, I know how to do life now.” Instead, it’s a process. A process of listening and learning, of questioning and challenging. Gathering together threads of knowledge and wisdom that, over time, weave together to create a life of deeper awareness and understanding.

    So that’s what I’m trying to do with this podcast. I’ll be speaking to people with a range of expertise and experiences. People with a unique perspective on what a meaningful life looks like. Writers, scientists, philosophers, artists, thought-leaders, innovators and more. We’ll sit down over a nice cup of tea and…while we won’t get to cover everything…we’ll try to get to the most of it…

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