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FunkQuest is an interactive discussion show.

Funksters get to pick their own questions... they just don't know what they are.

We look to find out things we didn't know, by talking to people we wouldn't normally talk to.

Jon Senior's FunkQuest Funky Thinkers

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FunkQuest is an interactive discussion show.

Funksters get to pick their own questions... they just don't know what they are.

We look to find out things we didn't know, by talking to people we wouldn't normally talk to.

    World Knife Throwing League Commissioner Evan Walters

    World Knife Throwing League Commissioner Evan Walters

    If you have ever felt like poking someone in the eye, then Evan Walters is the man to help you do it. (No not really)

    Evan Walters is the Commisioner of the "World Knife Throwing League (WKTL.)"

    Using specially made knives with blunt blades but sharp points this sport is in fact very user friendly for people of all ages.

    Question 1
    'Barb picked the building'
    Where would you go naked?

    Evan Chose the 'Binoculars'
    When do you always want to beat yourself?

    Question 2
    Barb liked the 'Toad'
    How do you contribute to a better society?

    Evan picked the 'Pastries'
    What do you do differently to other people?

    Question 3
    Barb wanted the 'Man in the Ushanka' (Russian Hat)
    How often do you talk to strangers?

    Evan was persuaded into choosing the 'Solar System'
    What have you invented?

    Question 4
    Barb chose 'The River Scene'

    Where or when would you go in a Time-machine?

    Evan picked the 'Paint Blobs'
    Which historical figure would you most like to meet?

    Question 5
    Barb wanted the 'Red and Green Peppers'
    What talent do you wish you had?

    Evan chose the 'London Underground Icon'
    What shop would you shop at if it was the only one you could use?


    ​What is FunkQuest ?

    FunkQuest is a fun interactive online conversation game that features five rounds.

    Funksters (players) view a board containing 20 individual icons (pictures)

    Funksters select an icon from the board which most tweaks their interest.

    Each Funky icon, when chosen reveals a Funky question, which may or may not be related to the icon.

    Potential Funksters, have to think on their feet, answering the question within the strict time limit of one minute.

    We are looking for answers which might include; insights, useful and amusing snippets, and things we just didn't know.

    We call this FUNK.

    The winner - based on audience votes - goes through to the next round of the Funkquest series.

    What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

    The strict time limit does not allow funksters to give; multi-headed, long, complicated and self indulgent stories -
    just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

    You get to hear new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network, which truly qualifies as FUNKY.

    ​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.

    To make sure you never miss a FunkQuest episode - click https://funkythinkers.com/youtube

    What did you think ? Leave a comment

    • 27 min
    Competitive eating with Food and the beast

    Competitive eating with Food and the beast

    Competitive eating with Food vs the beast

    John 'Dawsey' Dawes can be a real animal when it comes to consuming large amounts of... well just about anything you can put on a plate.

    We pitched Dawesy against experience funkster Josh Shea to get as much funk out as possible. Dawesy is the guy with a tattoo of Greggs (sandwich shop) on his arm.

    At the time of recording, Dawesy was second in the British eating league. His eating exploits have also lost him 6 stone. (84lbs/38kgs). So forget going on a diet, get eating... he assures us there is a book coming soon.

    Question 1


    Joshua chose the 'Cruise Ship'

    What takes up too much of your time?

    Dawsey was manipulated to chose 'Healthy Food'

    What would you do if you could do anything for a whole day?

    Question 2

    Johua picked the 'Queens'

    What do you find beautiful?

    Dawsey liked the 'Snowman'

    When did you last 'bunk off' early?

    Question 3

    The 'Fairground' was the next choice for Joshua

    What is the most illegal thing you have everdone?

    Dawsey picked the 'Neon Cafe'

    What is at the end of the rainbow?

    Question 4

    Joshua wanted the 'Suitcase'

    What do you do when no-one is looking?

    Dawsey chose the 'Sheet Music'

    What have you recently formed an opinion about?

    Question 5

    Joshua picked the 'Bakelite Telephone'

    Where would you live if you had no ties to anywhere?

    Dawsey liked the 'Waves on the sea'

    What do you do while travelling?


    ​What is FunkQuest ?

    FunkQuest is a fun interactive online conversation game that features five rounds.

    Funksters (players) view a board containing 20 individual icons (pictures)

    Funksters select an icon from the board which most tweaks their interest.

    Each Funky icon, when chosen reveals a Funky question, which may or may not be related to the icon.

    Potential Funksters, have to think on their feet, answering the question within the strict time limit of one minute.

    We are looking for answers which might include; insights, useful and amusing snippets, and things we just didn't know.

    We call this FUNK.

    The winner - based on audience votes - goes through to the next round of the Funkquest series.

    What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

    The strict time limit does not allow funksters to give; multi-headed, long, complicated and self indulgent stories -
    just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

    You get to hear new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network, which truly qualifies as FUNKY.

    ​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.

    To make sure you never miss a FunkQuest episode - click https://funkythinkers.com/youtube

    What did you think ? Leave a comment

    • 22 min
    London Marathon winner Deena Kastor

    London Marathon winner Deena Kastor

    Deena Kastor, marathon runner, Olympic medalist, former world record holder, author, mum and general all round good egg stopped by on FunkQuest.
    Playing the new retired athlete edition, Jonathan and Deena discussed, one on one the following FUNK.

    1. Who was your best sponsor?

    2. What was your pathway into elite sport?

    3. What is the stupidest thing you have seen?

    4. Which opponent did you most admire?

    5. What really happens in the locker room?

    And much more besides.
    Does Deena wake up worry about going the wrong way in a race? What is she thinking about with 5 or 10 minutes to run, about to WIN the race, with 40,000 people behind her?

    • 16 min
    Bobsledding - Team GB's Nikki McSweeney

    Bobsledding - Team GB's Nikki McSweeney

    Team GB bobsledder Nikki McSweeney took a break from sliding down icy runways to stop by and talk to us on FunkQuest.

    ​What is FunkQuest ?
    FunkQuest is a fun interactive online conversation game that features five rounds.
    Funksters (players) view a board containing 20 individual icons (pictures) Funksters select an icon from the board which most tweaks their interest. Each Funky icon, when chosen reveals a Funky question, which may or may not be related to the icon.
    Potential Funksters, have to think on their feet, answering the question within the strict time limit of one minute.
    We are looking for answers which might include; insights, useful and amusing snippets, and things we just didn't know.
    We call this FUNK.
    What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

    The strict time limit does not allow funksters to give; multi-headed, long, complicated and self indulgent stories - just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

    You get to hear new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network, which truly qualifies as FUNKY.

    ​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.

    To make sure you never miss a FunkQuest episode - click https://funkythinkers.com/youtube

    • 22 min
    World dominos champion Travis Newsome

    World dominos champion Travis Newsome

    3 x world dominos champion Travis Newsome drops by FunkQuest to share some funk with us.

    Travis got a prescription from his Doctor so he can play dominos every day...

    We find out what it is like at the domino world championship. Is trash talking (sledging) allowed?

    Travis explains how some of students are now beating him (so he isn't that smart after all)...

    Question 1
    Joshua chose the 'Apples'
    How well can you read a map?
    Travis chose to answer the same question

    Question 2
    Joshua picked the 'Camel'
    What was your first computer?

    Travis decided on the Tuxedo
    Where do you visit the internet most?

    Question 3
    Joshua wanted the 'Swimmer'
    Where do you exercise?

    Travis went for the 'Soccer Ball'
    What old person thing do you do?

    Question 4
    Joshua liked the 'Boat'
    What are you most grateful for?

    Travis wanted to answer the same question

    Question 5
    Joshua picked the 'Wedding'
    When have you been on TV or Radio?

    Travis chose the'Eggs'
    What can you talk all day about?

    • 30 min
    6 time paralympic athlete - Stephen Miller

    6 time paralympic athlete - Stephen Miller

    Shawny Hill plays FunkQuest with Stephen Miller MBE , a British athlete who competes in the fields of Paralympic club and discus throwing. He has won three gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the F32/51 club throw at the Paralympics. In Paralympic F32/51 discus he won one bronze medal.

    Question 1
    Shawny picked the 'Fox'
    What do you think you could give a one hour lecture on with no preperation?

    Stephen Chose the 'Amphitheatre'
    What letters are on the bottom line of a keyboard?

    Question 2
    Shawny liked the 'Motorbike'
    What was the first album you bought with your own money?

    Stephen went for the 'Horse Rider'
    What would you show to extra terrestrials as an accurate depiction of the world?

    Question 3
    Shawny chose the 'Wax Crayons'
    Where is the worst place you got lost?

    Stephen picked the 'Ladies Hockey'
    What was the worst DIY you have done?

    Question 4
    Shawny went for the 'Pizza'
    What would you do with £/$/€ 100 if you found it in the street?

    Stephen plumped for the 'Wellingtons'
    What is the most ridiculous thing you have recieved?

    Question 5
    Shawny decided on the 'Yoga Ladies'
    Which car would be your dream car?

    Stephen chose the 'Teacup'
    What do you think about before going to sleep?

    What is FunkQuest ?

    FunkQuest is a fun interactive online conversation game that features five rounds.

    Funksters (players) view a board containing 20 individual icons (pictures)

    Funksters select an icon from the board which most tweaks their interest.

    Each Funky icon, when chosen reveals a Funky question, which may or may not be related to the icon.

    Potential Funksters, have to think on their feet, answering the question within the strict time limit of one minute.

    We are looking for answers which might include; insights, useful and amusing snippets, and things we just didn't know.

    We call this FUNK.

    The winner - based on audience votes - goes through to the next round of the Funkquest series.

    What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

    The strict time limit does not allow funksters to give; multi-headed, long, complicated and self indulgent stories -
    just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

    You get to hear new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network, which truly qualifies as FUNKY.

    ​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.

    To make sure you never miss a FunkQuest episode - click https://funkythinkers.com/youtube

    What did you think ? Leave a comment

    • 21 min

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