46 episodes

The Furious Curious unpacks the weird and wonderful of modern cultural phenomena. We’ll give you answers to the questions you didn’t even know you had: why is Normcore a thing? What is Yacht Rock? Why did Marie Kondo take off? Can mullets ever look good? (Spoilers, they can).

We wrestle with these big questions so you don’t have to. Never be lost for words at the water cooler again. Get curious, stay curious with The Furious Curious.

The Furious Curious The Furious Curious

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    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

The Furious Curious unpacks the weird and wonderful of modern cultural phenomena. We’ll give you answers to the questions you didn’t even know you had: why is Normcore a thing? What is Yacht Rock? Why did Marie Kondo take off? Can mullets ever look good? (Spoilers, they can).

We wrestle with these big questions so you don’t have to. Never be lost for words at the water cooler again. Get curious, stay curious with The Furious Curious.

    113. Top Episodes: Ikigai (feat. bestselling author, career and workplace expert, Lindsey Pollak)

    113. Top Episodes: Ikigai (feat. bestselling author, career and workplace expert, Lindsey Pollak)

    In this Top Episode, Brit talks with New York times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and career and workplace expert, Lindsey Pollak about the Japanese concept of Ikigai. Ikigai (生き甲斐, 'a reason for being') is a Japanese concept referring to something that gives a person a sense of purpose, a reason for living.



    LINKS:

    lindseypollak.com⁠



    BOOK:

    Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work

    TEDx talk



    MUSIC: "ekki hugsa (amsterdam) - live (Ólafur Arnalds)



    ©2021, 2024 The Furious Curious

    • 40 min
    112. Sober Living: How to Stop Overdoing It (feat. Expert, Author, Speaker, Duncan Bhaskaran Brown)

    112. Sober Living: How to Stop Overdoing It (feat. Expert, Author, Speaker, Duncan Bhaskaran Brown)

    Duncan Bhaskaran Brown is a speaker, author and coach helping those overcome over indulgence.



    According to his bio, Duncan has done his fair share of over indulgence, strictly speaking he’s drunk more than his fair share of wine and eaten more than his fair share of cake.



    Along the way he found himself in some interesting places like on stage with S-Club, a stint as Mayor of his home town and morris dancing in Westminster Abbey.



    After 20 years of over-doing it, he cleaned up his act and trained with the Easyway clinic, the world’s most successful stop-smoking service.



    Now he spends his time helping people push over-indulgence out of their life.



    Our conversation with Duncan included what led him to become an advocate, how his experiences contributed to his habit of overindulgence, and how his approach differs from traditional methods of sobriety.



    Plus, we talk brain chemistry, how small small changes can help people get over their habit of over-indulgence, and much more useful bits.



    TIMESTAMPS:

    Intro: 01:29

    03:24: Duncan's story

    12:36: Duncan's approach

    23:2: Portrayal of spirits in Media

    29:38: Boosting self confidence

    29:54: Brain chemicals

    33:07: Energy and focus

    38:02: "Spiraling Upwards"

    40:10: First steps

    43:08: Coaching

    50:30: Take the quiz!!



    LINKS:

    bhaskaranbrown.com



    MUSIC:

    "TRUSTFALL" (P!nk), "Back To The 80's" (Marvel83).



    ©2024 The Furious Curious

    • 52 min
    111. Top Episodes: The Recurring 1990's

    111. Top Episodes: The Recurring 1990's

    Today we’re talking about the recurring 1990's.



    SOURCES:

    "Gen Z brought the '90s back because it feels impossible to grow up in today's economy" (Insider, Hillary Hoffower, 01/23/22), "The Nineties: A Book" (Chuck Klosterman, 02/08/22), "How Democrats would be better off if Bill Clinton had never been president" (Boston Globe, Neil Swidey, 07/10/18), "23 Fashion Trends From the ’90s That Are Back and Better Than Ever" (Cosmopolitan, Lauren Adhav, Maggie Griswold, 03/01/22), TikTok.



    MUSIC:

    "I Want It That Way" (Backstreet Boys), "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand" (Primitive Radio Gods).



    ©2022, ©2024 The Furious Curious, Britton Rice

    • 43 min
    110. Friendship Recession (or Extinction?)

    110. Friendship Recession (or Extinction?)

    Friend Zone Fallout? Are we stuck in a Friendship Recession? Or is it an extinction? Today, we’re talking about Friendship Recession and this is The Furious Curious podcast.



    TIMESTAMPS:

    Intro: 0:00

    The Numbers: 6:05

    Five Reasons Why: 11:05

    Reason 2: 18:12

    Reason 3: 25:58

    Reason 4: 30:34

    Reason 5: 35:00

    Key Actions: 45:00

    Parting Thoughts: 47:21



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    SOURCES:

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3nA6WhLEeL/?igsh=MTc4MmM1YmI2Ng%3D%3D

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/02/america-decline-hanging-out/677451/

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-a-growing-number-of-american-men-say-they-are-in-a-friendship-recession

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_recession

    http://bowlingalone.com

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men%27s_shed



    MUSIC:

    "Love Quotes" (Jenevieve), "Everything I Never Told You" (Beautiful Emotional Piano Music), "Seinfeld Official Soundtrack Seinfeld Theme" (Jonathan Wolff WaterTower), "Back To The 80's" (Marvel83).



    ©2024 The Furious Curious.

    • 49 min
    109. Top Episodes: Possessions & Identity (Part 2): What Your Stuff Says About You (feat. Sam Gosling, Ph.D of Psychology, professor, author)

    109. Top Episodes: Possessions & Identity (Part 2): What Your Stuff Says About You (feat. Sam Gosling, Ph.D of Psychology, professor, author)

    Today we continue our discussion in part two about the relationship between our stuff and our personal identities with Dr. Sam Gosling.

    Sam Gosling is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin. He did his doctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley, where his dissertation focused on personality in spotted hyenas. His current research focuses on the psychology of physical space, how personality is expressed in everyday contexts in daily life, and in new methods for collecting data in the behavioral sciences. His approach is ecological, emphasizing the importance of studying individuals in the contexts of their natural habitats. He is an elected fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and Society for Personality and Social Psychology (or SPSP for short). Dr. Gosling is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution, the Carol and Ed Diener Award in Personality Psychology, and SPSP’s award for methodological innovation. His book, “Snoop: What your stuff says about you” which we’ll also discuss, is based on the idea that we deliberately and inadvertently express our personalities in the environments in which we live and work. Clarivate, which is global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics, have identified him as one of the most highly cited scientists in the world.

    SOURCES:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VbPjsPW26ZUte4wkH9h3s2TmcBHPOp_yTBgVq3C2AHk/edit?usp=sharing

    MUSIC:

    "Sun Shines Through the Leaves"

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    ©2022, ©2024 The Furious Curious

    • 54 min
    108. Dream, Then Do: Connecting Inspiration, Discipline & Execution (feat. Jurk from 5AM Studio, Professional Punks)

    108. Dream, Then Do: Connecting Inspiration, Discipline & Execution (feat. Jurk from 5AM Studio, Professional Punks)

    This week, we continue our conversation with Eric Jurkovic, or “Jurk” as he’s fondly called, the founder of 5AM Studio and creator of Professional Punks.

    We delve into the long road to overnight success, finding joy in the process, the distinction between building and activating communities, realigning our narratives, the unspoken but necessary truths about "success," and how life is more malleable than we might believe.

    With over a decade in the creative industry, Jurk's 5AM Studios crafts durable brand identities without the hassle of a large team. His work is truly amazing.

    He also spearheads Professional Punks, a weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox spotlighting entrepreneurs who've transformed their passions into successful ventures. It offers unique insights from individuals who've carved their own paths, aiming to help and inspire you on your personal and professional journey.



    LINKS:

    www.thisis5am.com

    www.professionalpunks.com



    MUSIC:

    "Back To The 80's: est of Synthwave And Retro Electro Music Mix} (Marvel83).



    ©2024 The Furious Curious Podcast, Britton Rice.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

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Surprisingly great!

A surprisingly great show w/ original analysis of familiar topics. Like listening to your two smart & funny friends - but better produced and edited.

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Enjoyable and enlightening

Engaging and fun. They tackle a pretty wide range of topics but the banter makes it digestible. Good chemistry between the hosts.

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