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The concept of le flâneur politique becomes my "vehicle for the examination of the conditions of modernity". Dr Michael de Percy is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Canberra, Academic Fellow of the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon. All comments on this podcast are Dr Michael de Percy's personal views and those of the participan ...
 
The Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. In 1859 Dickens founded a new journal called All the Year Round and the Uncommercial Traveller articles would be among his main contributions. He seems to have chosen the title and persona of the Uncommercial Traveller as a result of a speech he gave on the 22 December 1859 to the Commercial Travellers' School London in his role as honorary chairman and treasurer. The persona sits we ...
 
The Open Government Podcast features 10-12min interviews with voices from the Open Government, Open Data, and Civic Engagement communities. You will hear from public servants, technologists, and engaged citizens on how they are working towards creating a more accountable, transparent, and collaborative government. About the Hosts Richard Pietro considers himself as a Fanboy of Open Government & Open Data, is a founding member of www.citizenbridge.org and was the host for the Open Government ...
 
In a world where most people get married, where do you turn for advice if you don’t want to settle down – for now, or forever? Solo is the single person’s guide to a remarkable life. Welcome to the podcast that explores how being unattached affords you the opportunity to be adventurous, start a business, make art, travel the world, get in shape, or simply sleep in when you want to. Join Dr. Peter McGraw – behavioral scientist, humor researcher, and bachelor – as he interviews unmarried men a ...
 
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Academic, author, and happy solo, Federico Castigliano, joins Peter McGraw to discuss Federico's book, Flâneur: The Art of Wandering the Streets of Paris. A flâneur practices wandering without destination in order to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the cityscape. Peter and Federico discuss the origins of the flâneur, some best practice fo…
 
This episode starts a series on conventional and unconventional relationships. Peter McGraw's return guests, a sociologist and a stand-up comedian, revisit the topic of a popular episode on the Relationship Escalator to discuss the hallmarks of this common, conventional relationship that receives so much attention and special treatment in society. …
 
Our 30 days are up...so it's time to check the results.Did we stick to our new habits? What have we learnt going forward into the rest of 2021?Also...George has also been crashing through EVERY Best Picture winning movie since 1950. Which are his top recommendations, and what are the great stinkers? Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher.And don…
 
Coinciding with Valentine's Day, Peter McGraw talks to Lisa Bonos, a journalist who writes the relationship column for the Washington Post. They talk about ghosting, why it happens, how to deal with it, and how to properly break up. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Solo community today: petermcgraw.org Peter …
 
This week, Peter McGraw repeats one of his favorite Solo episodes, “Dating Friends and Sleeping with Strangers,” as a fitting close to his series on making remarkable friends. The episode reveals some of his early thinking about what makes a good friend. He and his guests, Josh Gray-Emmer and Lily Rains, present tips for developing friendships and …
 
Maybe you think you know what virtues make for a good person:- Kindness- Moral courage- HonestyBut do we all ACTUALLY agree on what makes for praiseworthy character? And are some of these values restrictive and overrated? Join us for a chat as we wrestle with Aristotle and grapple with the problem of goodness. Follow Stephen (@stephenhhussey) on In…
 
This episode I talk to Wet Plate Collodion Photographer Shane Balkowitsch. Shane reached out to me about coming on the podcast and knowing his work I jumped are the chance to talk with him. The conversation is close to two hours long and I did think about breaking it down to two episode but I think that would ruin the flow of the conversation. Shan…
 
The Solo series on making remarkable friends continues with today’s episode featuring Ryan Malcolm-Campbell, professionally known as MR. KOA, and Zamour Johnson, known in the world of media as TOPB0Y, two friends who are living remarkable lives. Besides learning about the origins of their monikers, Peter McGraw talks to them about their transition …
 
Just a small update about the podcast and where I hope to take it in 2021. Matt Loves cameras Sprocktastic and Pantastic zines Fuji to discount another film stock Sprocktastic 2020 Judging https://mattlovescameras.com/sprocktastic-2020-entries/ Music used in the podcast: "Welcome to the Show" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative …
 
Do you have a friendship that is more important than your romantic relationship? In this episode, Peter McGraw is joined by Rhaina Cohen, a writer and NPR producer, to talk about her emerging work on friendship. They discuss how some people are elevating the status of a friendship to the level of exclusive romantic relationships. Notably, Rhaina no…
 
An interview with Paul McKay of Analogue Wonderland, about their UK Film Photography Fund https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/pages/film-photography-community-fund Music used in the podcast: "Welcome to the Show" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Funkorama"…
 
Welcome back to the Solo series on making remarkable friends. In this episode, Peter McGraw and Mary Dahm interview a scholar, Ruth Abbey, who has written about an unlikely expert on friendship: Friedrich Nietzsche. They discuss Ruth’s analysis of Nietzsche’s focus on the value of friends. In short, friends make us better people through their hones…
 
Peter McGraw invites back his good friend, Julie Nirvelli, to kick off a mini-series on how to make remarkable friends. They define what a friend is and what makes one remarkable. They also discuss some tips on how to make and maintain friends--including when to move fast and when to move slow. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Her…
 
Welcome back. This is the final episode in a series on Reinvention, which coincides with the start of a new year. Regardless of the date, it is a good idea to take time to assess making changes in your life. After three episodes featuring experts, Peter McGraw concludes with a remarkable single and contributor to the podcast, Kym Terribile. Kym is …
 
An end of year episode, with guests Mel Robinson and Ben Mills A chat about the year, what's to come and side tracked on other subjects. Music used in the podcast: "Welcome to the Show" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompet…
 
Enjoy this third of a four-episode series on reinvention. Peter McGraw and guest co-host Lily Rains talk to Rolonda Watts, a reinventionist (a term she invented). Rolonda's approach to reinvention focuses on pursuing the positive – and asks to follow your dreams. If you are looking for a wake-up call, this episode is it. Love the show? Subscribe, r…
 
Maybe you've heard about the idea of choosing a word to guide your year and wondered how useful this concept can be. In this episode, I'll talk about what worked for me in 2020, what didn't work in 2019, and why. Also, I'll review and recommend Octavia Cade's Mary Shelley Makes a Monster (Aqueduct Press 2018). For more information about the show, v…
 
This is the second episode in a series that examines reinventing yourself as a single person. Peter McGraw talks to Kimmy Seltzer, a professional who helps people develop confidence and charisma. Kimmy takes an "outside-in" approach, where she helps people improve their look first and then move onto more social, emotional, and psychological issues.…
 
Want to know more about fostering your creativity without all the woo so commonly found in creativity guides? On Creativity for Skeptics, we'll untangle the advice from the supernatural to find out what actually works. In this episode, I'll introduce myself, talk about what the podcast will cover, plus geek out a bit about radio.…
 
This episode is part of a mini-series designed to look at reinvention (i.e., making your single life more remarkable). Peter McGraw welcomes Scott Barry Kaufman, a psychologist and author, to talk about Scott's revision of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Scott debunks some of the mythology around the hierarchy, including that Maslow never drew the pyr…
 
What is the story of your life? Peter McGraw presents an alternative narrative for singles that features his new 3R model: Recognize - Rebel - Reinvent. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Solo community today: petermcgraw.org Peter McGraw Twitter Peter McGraw LinkedIn…
 
This episode is related to the recent series on Singles in the Marketplace. Peter McGraw speaks to a journalist – Ann Babe – about a group of Korean singles, Honjoks, who are rebelling against the strong cultural norms in South Korea to marry and have children. Besides going solo, this group is also opting out of the typical high-pressure corporate…
 
This week's episode features a remarkable single, Gala Darling. Gala is a “for now” single who is unapologetic about how she lives her life (so get ready for some F-bombs). A speaker, author, and coach, she helps women live their best lives through radical self-love. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Solo comm…
 
Welcome to the last episode of a three-episode series that examines Singles in the Marketplace. Peter McGraw invites Shane Mauss to talk about the best innovations for singles. No spoilers here, but you will see a theme emerge where the innovation they discuss are related to freedom, mobility, and an escape from the family unit. Moreover, what beco…
 
Steve knows what it's like to struggle with weight. George is worried he's eating too much in lockdown. Together, we talk about:- How Steve went from chubby boy to healthy man- Why "identity" matters in getting yourself to exercise- The importance of deciding what body weight works for YOU - The 80/20 rule applied to snacks- Health advice from Warr…
 
Peter McGraw hosts the second episode of a three-episode series that examines Singles in the Marketplace. He talks to Julie Nirvelli about Selling to Singles. They each present three ideas related to the topic, and Julie shares very exciting news about her solo-inspired small business that she is launching. As always, thank you for spreading the wo…
 
The first of a three-part series that looks at singles in the marketplace, this episode examines the rise of singles. Peter invites a return guest, sociologist and demographer Kris Marsh, to talk about the demographic and cultural changes behind the steep rise of singles and singles living alone – not only in the US, but abroad. They conclude by di…
 
This week, we celebrate the 50th episode of Solo. To do so, Peter McGraw invites back Julie Nirvelli and Kym Terribile, who joined him on Episode 1 – an Introduction to Solo. He starts by presenting how far the project has come, from its exponential listener growth, fueled by listener word of mouth, to the new Instagram account @unapologetically_un…
 
This episode welcomes Michael Buckley, a remarkable solo, former YouTube star and now life coach who coaches humanness, not happiness. Michael talks about his process of realizing that being single is an amazing choice, but he had to get past the nagging thought that “it would be nice to have someone.” Peter and Michael talk about his breakthrough …
 
One of the benefits of being solo is optionality. You can do more with your life than the standard Monday through Friday 9-to-5 (or these days 8-to-6). This week’s episode explores an intriguing idea: give up your residence and head out on the road to live and work. The rise of the digital nomad lifestyle has been fueled by the rise of remote work,…
 
In this episode, comedian Alonzo Bodden joins Peter McGraw to talk to Craig Wynne, the author of a new book called The Happy Bachelor. They discuss how the book is different than other books in the single living space, what the term masculinity means to them, and present some tips for being a happy bachelor. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, …
 
The four burners theory says you have four areas of focus in life:1. work2. family3. health4. friendsBut can you have them all? Is trying to achieve perfect balance the path to the good life, as suggested by the Greeks and Confucian wisdom? Or is sacrifice necessary to do great things with our time on earth?Let's weigh the scales and balance out th…
 
In this episode, Peter McGraw speaks to Dr. Kris Marsh, a sociologist who researches alternative paths to becoming middle-class for Black Americans. She identifies a group that goes against the assumption that marriage is the path to middle-class living, and she invented a new term SaLA to describe this group: Single and Living Alone. They discuss …
 
In this episode, Peter McGraw and his guest co-host talks to a singles advocate about the differential benefits that married people receive over single people. They discuss common anti-singles rhetoric and how the questions that singles are asked typically fail simple tests of logic. Recognizing the prejudice against singles is largely overlooked o…
 
Want to dress better? In this episode, Peter McGraw has a far-ranging conversation about fashion with Rachel Lefort, a stylist with more than 20 years of fashion experience. In a previous episode, The Solo’s Promise, Peter explores an alternative story structure to the Hero’s journey. The Virgin’s Promise is a good metaphor for the single person re…
 
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