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Dumbo Feather Podcast Conversations with extraordinary people

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

Conversations with extraordinary people.
New episodes every fortnight.

    Joan Scheckel Works With Feeling

    Joan Scheckel Works With Feeling

    Legendary Hollywood screenwriting teacher Joan Scheckel shares her insights about the true value of meaningful storytelling. Joan has refined a creative process called The Technique – a deep storytelling discipline so deep and profound, you dare not do it if you're not 100 per cent committed to your craft.

    Joan has worked on hundreds of films: from Little Miss Sunshine to Whale Rider to Transparent. Talking with Joan, we are in the presence of a true master.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Unlocking Enough #3 with Stephen Jenkinson

    Unlocking Enough #3 with Stephen Jenkinson

    This week’s conversation is between Berry and Canadian culture activist Stephen Jenkinson. His work is really hard to classify.

    You may have read his conversation with Pierz Newton-John in issue 54 of Dumbo Feather magazine.

    Stephen has worked extensively with people who are dying, and their families. He’s worked in medical care, agriculture, and he’s also a canoe builder and sculptor.

    Stephen’s the author of Come of Age and Die Wise. He travels the world performing the Nights of Grief and Mystery Tour, coming to Australia in late 2023.

    • 40 min
    Where Are We Headed? with Nate Hagens #2: Energy

    Where Are We Headed? with Nate Hagens #2: Energy

    This is episode 2 of our mini-series with Nate Hagens, where he and Berry explore the role of energy in our lives and in our economies, and how our short-term thinking around energy in the past two centuries in particular is bringing and will continue to bring huge implications.

    They wrestle with our collective behaviours and thinking, and unpack some of the adaptive solutions and opportunities available for us to work with the circumstances we are in.

    You can dive deeper into the work of Nate Hagens through his podcast and programs, “The Great Simplification".

    You can also explore more in our work over at smallgiants.com.au

    • 43 min
    Unlocking Enough #2 with Gabor Mate

    Unlocking Enough #2 with Gabor Mate

    Gabor Mate is a Hungarian-Canadian physician who specialises in addiction and childhood development.

    His most recent book, a must read, is The Myth of Normal, all about trauma, illness and healing in a toxic culture.

    We apologise for the rough audio in this chat, but hope you'll still be able to take in many of the gems it harbours.

    • 30 min
    Where Are We Headed? with Nate Hagens #1: Human Behaviour

    Where Are We Headed? with Nate Hagens #1: Human Behaviour

    Introducing our new mini-series with Dumbo Feather favourite, Nate Hagens!

    You may remember our conversation with Nate from a couple of episodes back, where he gave us a big picture overview of the various interlocking crises of this moment, or what he calls "the human predicament."

    We are going deeper into this with a mini-series that unpacks a range of issues and asks the question, "What can our collective future look like?"

    In this episode, Berry and Nate explore the topic of human behaviour, and why that is critical to addressing many of the systemic challenges we face.

    If you haven’t listened to our first chat with Nate, go back now to The Good Society #1.

    • 47 min
    Unlocking Enough #1 with Dr. Julia Kim

    Unlocking Enough #1 with Dr. Julia Kim

    Dr Julia Kim is the Program Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan.

    Long time readers and listeners of Dumbo Feather will be familiar with the GNH framework, which many organisations, cities and communities around the world have implemented to shape a more sustainable and holistic vision of their success.

    Julia shares more on that and why Bhutan is such a rich place for leadership exploration in this chat with Small Giants Academy head of programs, Tamsin Jones.

    You can learn more about the Gross National Happiness Centre over at gnhcentrebhutan.org

    Join Small Giants Academy on an Impact Safari to Bhutan in 2023. Visit impactsafari.com for more

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

jonibilderback ,

2 episodes in and they were revolutionary!!

Number 22 was everything to me! I was nearly in tears and I can’t love that episode more! Then #21 was also so incredible and had me thinking in ways I’ve never thought before. To put some of those concepts into words was amazing. Anyways, thanks for two amazing episodes! I’ve subscribed and hopefully I’ll love the others too!

JenFolls ,

Love them!

A wonderful way to bring Dumo Feather alive to us living abroad.

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