What might a salon (in the French literary tradition) sound like if it were a podcast? Hosts and long-time friends, Neil & Louise, recreate what they can of the salon-aesthetic and chat about what they've each been reading and reflecting on.
Episode 29: System level levers and the individual 'shimmy'
In the brand shiny 29th episode, we start exactly how we end up going on: dancing joyfully between individual context and the bigger context, with an audio tour of Neil's 'biography shelf' which introduces the cat that came with a washing machine.
We'd love to share Episode 29 of Hello You Podcast with you. Come in, the Salon is open and you're very, very welcome! If you'd like a sneak peak, or want to explore the inspirations for this month's meanderings, we invite you to cast your eyes over the show notes here: https://helloyoupodcast.wordpress.com/2023/11/03/episode-29-system-level-levers-and-the-individual-shimmy/
Episode 28 - Diving down and breaking boxes
Wait - episode 28? Already?
OK, so it's been a hot minute since we last recorded. 'Busy' and 'Adulting' are mentioned...
But that's not stopped our verve for chat - and is there ever a lot to catch up on!
We start in the realms of business, mentoring and a rather exciting new proposition Louise is working on.
We reminisce about an afternoon in a basement flat (there is a point), before going further down into the intersectional feminist masterpiece that is the Barbie Movie. Allan is the unsung hero, for reasons that we explain!
We navigate moments of blonde fragility and rupture, before going under the surface again to address the pleasure - and pain - of being Generalists.
A bit of Rousseau, a bit of egg-based communication and we resurface for air, giggling and gasping in almost equal measure.
More detail, of course, in the shownotes - but for the full experience, wrap yourself up in something comfy put on a fresh pot of tea and dive into Episode 28.
The Salon is open and you're very, very welcome.
Episode 27 - Making connections, in surprising ways?
Welcome to Episode 27 of Hello You Podcast!
It's been quite the month since our last episode. Louise is back in Britain, and having attended her sister's ordination paints a vivid picture of what happens when someone fully enters a life in ministry.
We dabble in post-COVID reflections, swing into social media, glance in the direction of what the internet could be evolving into and finally alight in the mediating effect of music on experience.
Then Neil sets Louise a music based experiential challenge which we'd love our listeners to jump into as well!
Intrigued? Come on in - the Salon is open! (And don't forget to check out the Shownotes for links and other goodies! Shownotes.Helloyoupodcast.com)
Episode 26: An assault on the eyeballs AND something to think about afterwards
It's not only the 26th Episode of Hello, You Podcast ... it's also our 2nd international episode! Louise dials in from Portugal and we have a glorious hour of chat. We talk about grief, creativity, the embodied nature of language and how excited we are for the new Barbie film ... it can only be the unfurling experiment that is HYP! Read the shownotes here: https://wordpress.com/post/helloyoupodcast.wordpress.com/620
Episode 26 is ready and waiting for you to listen to it - if you enjoy it, do share it with others and let us know what you loved about it.
Episode 25: Everything, everywhere, in 75 minutes flat
Welcome to HYP 25 (the quarter century being a milestone that we completely miss talking about...) - the Salon is open!
We dive into the cinematic marvel that is Everything, Everywhere All At Once, hurtling into language and the joys of untranslatable words. Louise drops a book recommendation, before we nuzzle up to linguistic taxonomy and its influence on reality, Algospeak and how violence is done to words. And yet, we revel in the changing nature of the words we use, whether as tools to create clarity or evade surveillance while in plain sight...
As is that wasn't enough, the conversation takes a turn into emotion at work, psychological safety and how clarity is both necessary and exposing for true leaders.
To round off, we sidle into RSS. Neil loves it, Louise thinks it's dark magic. But what say you, dear listeners?
75 minutes of pure Hello You Podcast joy await - so please, draw in your nearest & dearest, pour something nourishing and join us in a Salon of exploration in the unfurling experiment that is HYP!
(Shownotes, as always, with more explanations & links can be found here: http://shownotes.helloyoupodcast.com )
Episode 24: Being messily human all over the place
Welcome to the 24th episode of Hello You Podcast - come on in, the Salon is open!
In this riotous conversation, we talk about love, swear more than usual, think about firing stuff from the moon to give the Earth a sunscreen and ponder on whether you can truly love a troll.
Oh, and Louise drops a HYP exclusive - listen in to find out what!
As always, you can also catch up on the shownotes here: shownotes.helloyoupodcast.com