Doffing the Hat is a podcast talk show hosted by British Journalist Paul Godbold, the founder of Luxurious Magazine. In each episode, Paul talks to exceptional people, leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries, business owners and more via a general conversation to learn their stories and missions.The show is meant to be light-hearted and informative and is in an easy-listening style, suitable for all ages. As the show is on behalf of Luxurious Magazine, the show will be featuring luxury and lifestyle; however, the lifestyle aspect allows free reign to cover a wide range of topics. Throughout 2022, we will be featuring experts in wellness, luxury, science, technology, manufacturing, bespoke services, health and more.
Philip Mantle talks UFOs, Alien Life, Abductions, Bob Lazar and the Ariel School Incident
In this episode of Doffing the Hat, we explore the unexplained, particularly UFOs. The guest on the show is Philip Mantle, a Broadcaster, Lecturer and Speaker, Author and Publisher and the UK's foremost UFO investigator. With Ufology being so broad, we couldn't cover every topic we are sure everyone would've had on their wish list, but Paul and Philip did make a darn good effort!
In their 90-minute conversation, they discuss the possibility of alien life visiting earth and Philip's path to becoming the renowned expert he is today. In addition, what the US military might be seeing in the skies in their videos, and whether Bob Lazar's S4 and Area 51 story could be true.
Other topics discussed include how abundant life might be in the universe and the odds. The Ariel School UFO incident, one of the most compelling cases ever to be documented. They also discuss the possibility of government misinformation, what could be behind alien abductions, how to report a UFO sighting and some lesser-known cases backed up by hard-to-dismiss evidence.
Philip Mantle is one of the fathers of modern-day Ufology, and if you are interested in what might be in our skies, under the water and further out in the vastness of space, you're sure to learn from what Philip has to say.
Dr Prem Kumar on Bipolar Disorder, Classifications, Symptoms, Treatments, Depression & Mania
What is Bipolar?
Bipolar or Bipolarity is a complicated condition. Many people think they have it without any medical diagnosis but probably don't, and probably, even more, do have it and don't know it yet.
In this episode of Doffing the Hat, I talk to one of the world's most knowledgeable minds on the condition, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prem Kumar Chandrasekaran
Dr Prem is the Head of Neuro behavioural Services at Penang Adventist Hospital and, during his career, has worked in many leading hospitals, including ones in the UK and Australia. He peer-reviews papers, is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and is a Council member of the College of Physicians.
Dr Prem has recently published a book called The Varied Masks of Bipolarity. In our conversation, we'll be talking about all things bipolar, explaining what it is, causes, symptoms, misdiagnosis, treatments, general depression, schizophrenia and more.
In addition to talking about all things relating to the condition, Paul Godbold and Dr Prem talk about alternative therapies, living with bipolar conditions, how friends and family should interact with someone who has been diagnosed, and we also explore some of the common myths associated with the condition.
How to contact Dr Prem and where to purchase his book
You can purchase Dr Prem's book The Varied Masks of Bipolarity here. Dr Prem can be contacted via his professional Facebook page here.
Dr Prem is the Head of Neurobehavioral Services at Penang Adventist Hospital. He graduated with MBBS in 1993, Masters in Psychological Medicine in 2000 and Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry in 2007. He has worked in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, St. Charles Hospital, London and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.
He had been accredited for ECT in England in 2003 and for Psychopharmacology in France in 2004, trained in Dementia and Old-age Depression and Bipolar Disorder in Denmark in 2009 and 2012, respectively and certified in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Neuronavigation in The Netherlands in 2015.
He was admitted into the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia in 2004 and made a Fellow in 2014, and is currently the Field of Practice reviewer, CPD Accreditation Team member, Psychiatry Chapter Founding Chairman, as well as Council member of the College of Physicians. He served as the Head of the Medical Unit at Penang Adventist Hospital from 2012 to 2014.
He has published and reviewed articles in local and international journals and was the Founding Editor and later Sub-editor of his alumni medical journal. He has contributed to book chapters and is the author of the handbook ‘The Varied Masks of Bipolarity’.
He maintains his love for teaching by lecturing at the Royal College of Surgeons-University College Dublin’s Malaysia Campus in Penang, where he holds an Associate Professor post. He also conducts training in collaboration with medical associations and selected pharmaceuticals.
Sifu George Fitzgerald talks about Martial Arts, Black Belts, Greatest Fighters & Self Defence
Paul Godbold talks to Sifu George Fitzgerald in this episode of Doffing the Hat.
Around the world, labels such as the best martial artist, the world's most dangerous man, and the most formidable fighter are chucked around like confetti. Sifu George is happy to let others lay claim to these titles. As an incredibly modest man, Sif George is content with being known as one of the experts in martial arts.
Over his career that spans almost half a century, Sifu George has earned his incredible seventeen black belts through blood, sweat and tears. His fighting background includes Kung Fu, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Russian Sambo, weapons training, Muay Thai, Judo, and even boxing. He has trained with some of the greatest martial artists of modern times, which has led to long-standing friendships, of which he is incredibly proud.
George, to this day, religiously trains himself alongside offering personal tuition to the rich and famous and even their children. In this conversation, Sifu George, for the first time, tells his complete story and, in doing so, answers many questions from Paul.
In this no holds barred chat, George discusses his upbringing, mental mindset, his self-developed Tang Lung fighting technique, self-defence, influences and dislikes, and interactions with well-known names, including celebrities, martial arts legends and even Bruce Lee's family.
Psychologist, Dr Audrey Tang talks about Social Media, Mental Health, Wellness and DNA
In this episode of Doffing the Hat, Paul Godbold talks to Dr Audrey Tang, a British Chartered Psychologist, Motivational Speaker, Author and Wellness Expert. In the conversation, Paul learns about Dr Tang's journey into the field of Psychology, the areas she specialises in and grabs the opportunity to ask her for her professional opinion on several topics.
The areas covered in this episode include the impact of DNA on the personality, particularly Denisovan and Neanderthal DNA, and could they explain some people's non-standard behaviour? Ways to minimise or eliminate stress. The impact of social media on mental health and aspects such as what provokes people to write hate and curated information that could define a person's outlook on the world.
Other topics include how social media generates Dopamine spikes similar to illegal substances, her charity work, the positive aspect of giving, meditation benefits, and more.
00:00: Introduction and About the Podcast00:47: About Dr Audrey Tang01:29: Her journey into Psychology03:50: Her mission and goals04:48: The different roles in the mental health profession07:18: Her preferred area of Psychology09:36: Neuroscience and Neuropsychology12:35: Social Media general discussion19:42: Social Media, Addiction and23:26: What prompts people to post negatively online?27:03: Mass Psychosis and shortcutting28:33: The possible impact of DNA on personality35:05: Burning bridges38:20: Stress and ways to deal with it44:05: Meditation51:52: Writing53:08: Public Speaking55:08: Charity Work1:01:17: Do psychologists instinctively analyse the people they meet?1:01:50: How to contact Dr Tang1:03:14: Wrap up and who's in the next episode
The Hiking Bug Podcast #1
Thank you for taking the time to read about the The Hiking Bug Podcast. In this episode, we discuss a wide range of topics. Some of the things covered in this episode include ways to save money, the latest hiking-related news and scientific studies from around the world. What music to listen to on a hike and one of our recent hiking adventures.
The host of this podcast is one of the co-founders of The Hiking Bug, Paul Godbold.