59 episodes

Three friends are figuring out how to communicate better—sometimes succeeding. Sometimes not. But at the end of the day, we're laughing at ourselves and feeling closer than ever.

The Unbecoming Platypus Frank Sloan, Jake Sebok, Noah German

    • Business

Three friends are figuring out how to communicate better—sometimes succeeding. Sometimes not. But at the end of the day, we're laughing at ourselves and feeling closer than ever.

    The Quest for Emotional Clarity in a Complex World

    The Quest for Emotional Clarity in a Complex World

    Have you ever found yourself at a loss for words when trying to explain how you feel? That's where our latest Unbecoming Platypus podcast episode kicks off, navigating the sometimes murky waters of our emotional states. Amy and I get real about the challenges of identifying our feelings, despite being considered experts on the topic. We delve into the deceptive nature of tears, the fleeting shock of surprise, and how our linguistic toolbox can both help and hinder our emotional expression. It...

    • 51 min
    Finding the Beautiful State | Exploring Childhood Wounds as a Map to Peace

    Finding the Beautiful State | Exploring Childhood Wounds as a Map to Peace

    Have you ever found yourself sipping on San Pellegrino instead of typical tap water, only to realize the small change was a lifesaver for your mental health? This episode is peppered with such light-hearted revelations, yet it digs into the crucial, and often overlooked, landscape of burnout and the essential practice of self-care. We share our own tales and tactics for maintaining sanity in a world filled with chaos - think meditation, nature walks, and the artful dance of balancing caring f...

    • 46 min
    Burnout and Embracing Endings

    Burnout and Embracing Endings

    Ever found yourself chuckling at the absurdities of daily life, or nodding along as someone shares the trials of navigating work stress? Buckle up for an episode that's a rollercoaster of laughter, empathy, and insight. From kicking off with an impromptu fitness challenge and musing on why coffee-flavored treats can't seem to get it right, to the heartier stuff like the impacts of health woes on our social lives – we've got you covered. You'll feel like you're part of the banter, as we recoun...

    • 59 min
    Reframing Potential: A Deep Dive into Intentional Hiring and Evolving Workplace Roles

    Reframing Potential: A Deep Dive into Intentional Hiring and Evolving Workplace Roles

    Picture the hiring process turned on its head, where potential shines brighter than checkboxes and adaptability trumps rigid qualifications. That's the vibrant landscape we traverse as we examine intentional hiring and job design. We're putting traditional recruitment under the microscope, sharing stories from the trenches and unpacking the transformative potential of real-time insights into team wellbeing. This isn't your average HR spiel; it's an invitation to boldly reframe the way we view...

    • 50 min
    Cassette Tapes & Job Descriptions: A Conversation About Connection

    Cassette Tapes & Job Descriptions: A Conversation About Connection

    Have you ever wondered if the nostalgic hiss of analog tape could compete with the crystal-clear sound of today's podcast technology? We kick things off with a playful debate that's not only for audiophiles but anyone curious about the blend of old charm and new tech. Then, we meander through the digital landscape of Reddit, revealing its surprising role in connecting us amidst our tech-saturated lives. As we share stories that range from algorithmic trust to the simple joy of neighborhood co...

    • 52 min
    Beyond Right and Wrong: A Journey into Moral Nuances and Self-Discovery

    Beyond Right and Wrong: A Journey into Moral Nuances and Self-Discovery

    Have you ever dared to imagine yourself as morally perfect? Jake leads us down the rabbit hole questioning the very fabric of morality itself. With candid conversations and challenging ideas, we paint a picture of morality as a collective construct that may not hold the absolute truth we once believed. Our dialogue veers into the realm of self-perception, where I propose that breaking free from external moral standards could lead to a more genuine understanding of who we are. Frank shares a f...

    • 29 min

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