100 episodes

Where are our minds these days and where are they heading?

Where is our culture and where are we heading?

And what is the relationship between our minds and our culture?



Let's look at the many layers of culture - relationships, family, schools, workplace, neighborhood, etc.

Weather of the Mind Weather of the Mind

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Where are our minds these days and where are they heading?

Where is our culture and where are we heading?

And what is the relationship between our minds and our culture?



Let's look at the many layers of culture - relationships, family, schools, workplace, neighborhood, etc.

    Listener Challenge: Embark on an Experiment

    Listener Challenge: Embark on an Experiment

    Episode #113

    Original Air Date: 10 September 2023

    Produced by: Doug Krisch

    Length: 11 minutes



    An addendum to the last episode on Experiments.  In this episode I more explicitly encourage the listener to design one's own experiments!



    Embark!



    Living and Learning,

    Doug

    • 10 min
    Experiment Results: A Year without Home Internet

    Experiment Results: A Year without Home Internet

    Episode #112

    Original Air Date: 27 August 2023

    Produced by: Doug Krisch

    Length: 28 minutes



    What is the nature of experiment in our lives?  How does experiment help our local culture evolve, our local rituals and habits?



    In this episode, I explore these questions and share my recent experiment: a year without home internet.



    Plus, I revisit some passages from the unpublished Urbanmonks Handbook on the topic of experiment.



    A riveting episode! Please tune in.



    Living and Learning,

    Doug

    • 28 min
    How to Host a Skewer BBQ Feast

    How to Host a Skewer BBQ Feast

    Episode #111

    Original Air Date: 7 July 2023

    Produced by: Doug Krisch

    Length: 32 minutes



    The first Weather of the Mind cooking episode!  Learn some tips for hosting a 20 person bbq gathering featuring skewers!



    Living and Learning,

    Doug

    • 32 min
    Your Annual Play Check-Up

    Your Annual Play Check-Up

    Episode #110

    Original Air Date: 5 May 2023

    Produced by: Doug Krisch

    Length: 23 minutes



    Grab some pen and paper, for it's time to reflect on the state of play in your life. Join us for your annual play check-in, your annual play self-assessment.



    Living and Learning,

    Doug

    • 23 min
    Poker as Emotional Health Training

    Poker as Emotional Health Training

    Episode #109

    Original Air Date: 3 March 2023

    Produced by: Doug Krisch

    Length: 29 minutes



    This episode features some stories and some reflection on the topic of Poker as it pertains to emotional health.  Over the past 7 months, I have had the opportunity to play over 50 poker sessions - mostly home games, with a few casino trips interspersed. In this episode I share what I have learned about the relationship between playing poker and developing emotional health skills.



    Some people have told me that they are surprised that I would play poker, for they saw it is incompatible or even contradictory to the Weather of the Mind pod.



    In this episode I hope to set the record straight - - poker can be a great teacher of focus, decision-making, emotional regulation, social skills, risk/rewards strategy.



    Best to you  - -

    Doug



    PS If this show resonates, please share with your people, that is a real help.  Thanks. (plenty of ways to link to social media on the audio player on the weather of the mind page.) (Episode 101 is a great introductory episode to share)



    PPS Seriously though, we have no new school social media for this podcast.  So word of mouth is extremely helpful.  Old school.

    • 29 min
    New Season Intro - Chaos and Calmness

    New Season Intro - Chaos and Calmness

    Episode #108

    Original Air Date: 8 February 2023

    Produced by: Doug Krisch

    Length: 14 minutes

    Music sample: Orgachella, Buena Vista Social Club



    Hello!



    The Weather of the Mind pod is back! 



    This episode features a little meditation on Chaos and Calmness as well as an introduction to this new podcast season.



    So happy to be back with you.  I have missed working on pods.  Drop me a line, let me know you are good out there!



    Best to you and a Happy Wintertimes to you - -

    Doug



    PS If this show resonates, please share with your people, that is a real help.  Thanks. (plenty of ways to link to social media on the audio player on the weather of the mind page.) (Episode 101 is a great introductory episode to share)



    PPS Seriously though, we have no active social media for this podcast.  So word of mouth is extremely helpful.  Old school.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

John T Carroll ,

Magnificent

I feel as though Doug provides a weekly outlet for people to tune in to, allowing us to escape our monotonous routines and reflect on the deeper virtues of life, and practical ways to access them

etcworldwide ,

“Carpe Diem” to All Humans. May “Weather of the Mind” long live and prosper

I see this podcast as a great international tool, but more focused on immediate benefits of a close-knit community. Local. Those daily in our Immediate surroundings benefited by Truly discovering and learning more from each other.
How we can all be more compassionate and understanding on our paths. Yet, always remembering the nitty gritty and realness of some of our relationships with others best coined as, “ I love you, but I don’t have to like you. “

We can disagree with others without being disagreeable.

I praise Doug over his numerous years that I’ve only subtly known him through a few phone calls, emails and 1 time meeting in person... for his vigilance, persistence and pursuit of dedicating his life and existence toward improving lives.

“Weather of the Mind...”
Our minds are just as the weather is (constantly changing each breath of air we breathe)...and this is a great podcast in which Doug dissects various aspects our minds take us in this life. This podcast has no boundaries and is true Art.

I believe Doug is a true anthropologist. A true philanthropist.

Def:
phi·lan·thro·pist
/fəˈlanTHrəpəst/
noun
a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.
synonyms: benefactor, benefactress, patron, patroness, donor, contributor, sponsor, backer, helper, good Samaritan; do-gooder, Lady Bountiful; historicalalmsgiver
"the trust was funded by an anonymous philanthropist"

JulioS22 ,

A sobering podcast

Great podcast! Love the format, music, and the interactive nature that encourages people to take the podcast outside.

Julio S. Cristo Rey.

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