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Thom Dharma Pollard hosts inspirational, intimate and unfiltered Stories That Inspire with guests and drawing from his own adventures around the world. The Happiness Quotient: connected, engaged, passionate people who inspire us.

The Happiness Quotient Thom Pollard

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    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

Thom Dharma Pollard hosts inspirational, intimate and unfiltered Stories That Inspire with guests and drawing from his own adventures around the world. The Happiness Quotient: connected, engaged, passionate people who inspire us.

    Are You Authentic? A Life Hack Episode

    Are You Authentic? A Life Hack Episode

    You might be here looking for something about Mount Everest. You might hate this episode. But, you might like it.  

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    • 13 min
    Filming Lhakpa Sherpa's Historic 10th Ascent of Everest by a Woman - Matt Irving, Director of Photography

    Filming Lhakpa Sherpa's Historic 10th Ascent of Everest by a Woman - Matt Irving, Director of Photography

    Matt Irving is a professional director of photography. In May 2022 he filmed the historic tenth ascent of Everest by a woman, Lhakpa Sherpa. His views and insight of seeing Everest from an observant eye is refreshing.

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    It's Our Burden To Bear - Ukrainian Journalist Igor Nalyvaiko on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    It's Our Burden To Bear - Ukrainian Journalist Igor Nalyvaiko on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    News from Ukraine - Watch. Know. Decide. Breaking news from Ukraine. News observation. Important information.

    Twitter: @u24_news
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    Web: https://u24.ua/

    For more about Thom Dharma Pollard, about personal coaching or his inspirational presentations, virtual or in person, look for him at eyesopenproductions.com

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    Sanctity of Space - A Conversation with Filmmakers/Professional Climbers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson

    Sanctity of Space - A Conversation with Filmmakers/Professional Climbers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson

    Sanctity Of Space - A film about the alchemy of landscape and people amidst the mountains of Alaska 

    A conversation with co-directors Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson about the decade long journey of creating the film, from concept to completion

    US Theaters starting May 6th - Showtimes and Updates:
    https://greenwichentertainment.com/film/the-sanctity-of-space/

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    What Is China Hiding? - Jochen Hemmleb, Everest Historian on Everest Sightings of Mallory & Irvine and Maurice Wilson

    What Is China Hiding? - Jochen Hemmleb, Everest Historian on Everest Sightings of Mallory & Irvine and Maurice Wilson

    Jochen Hemmleb follows up on recent video with Mark Synnott about reports that the body of Sandy Irvine had been discovered, possibly removed (video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glMT08zmAP0 ). Jochen has written extensively on this topic and is as knowledgeable as any person in the world about the Mystery of Mallory & Irvine. He has personally interviewed many key players from the Chinese expeditions that report having seen the bodies. 


    Jochen Hemmleb's website: 
    https://www.jochenhemmleb.com/english/mundi/index.php

    Mark Synnott's Salon article about the camera and Sandy Irvine:
    https://www.salon.com/2022/04/08/the-third-pole-mount-everest-mark-synnott-mystery-china/

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    Modern-Day Darwin, Bruce Means Discovers Five New Species in Guyana, The Last Tepui

    Modern-Day Darwin, Bruce Means Discovers Five New Species in Guyana, The Last Tepui

    The ultimate Earth Day observation:  following is a conversation with a modern day Charles Darwin, biologist, herpetologist, Adjunct Professor of Biological Science at Florida State University Dr. Bruce Means. We discuss a March 2021 expedition in which Means and writer/climber Mark Synnott traveled to a virtual Shangri-la in the deep, mysterious and ever dangerous jungles of Guyana to study an unclimbed tapui, where new species were discovered. 

    American climber Alex Honnold is featured in the National Geographic film and article, both released in April 2022.


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Rosewood Heart ,

Just What I Needed

As an armchair explorer and spiritual adventurer I am really happy someone shared this podcast with me. Thom is an awesome interviewer and also tells amazing stories about Mount Everest and his many wild adventures around the world. He’s also a learned person, sage like is a better way to put it. Have a listen and ‘be inspired’.

Samantha Q. ,

Spiritual and inspiring.

So many good things to say about the HQ. The explorers part, climbing, on the ocean, looking for both inside and outside recognition and learning.
The music is fabulous, great blues and awesome players.
The spiritual side offers such great insight, it’s a package of entertainment that resonates with me, that’s for Sure. Art, adventure and keeping the soul fed.

Bianchi in Jackson ,

Fascinating and engaging

What a fantastic podcast! Thanks Thom for your insights and for bringing such a great mix of guests to your show. The theme song is awesome too!

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