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Constellary Tales is a speculative fiction (SF -- science fiction and fantasy) magazine and podcast. The podcast examines SF storytelling on the page and screen and addresses (not too seriously) how SF intersects culture and society. Selected episodes feature interviews with writers and others in the SF world as well as narrated stories from Constellary Tales magazine.
 
Two millennials exercise their right to podcast about politics despite not knowing anything. They figure that since people across the country voted for Donald Trump despite the fact that neither he nor his voters knew anything either that the atmosphere is ripe for spreading the wealth of not knowing anything around.
 
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Woke, Inc: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam The author, Vivek Ramaswamy, talks to the CSFI’s Jane Fuller Why you should watch: Ramaswamy’s critique of the “Woke industrial complex” covers the self-serving do-goodery of big business, its unholy alliance with government and the need to separate capitalism from democracy. He takes a conv…
 
'The Great Covid Panic: What happened, why and what to do next?' An interview with the co-author of this new book, Prof Paul Frijters Why you should watch: Paul Frijters is one of a small but important band of wellbeing economists who are deeply sceptical of the global response to the Covid pandemic - and deeply concerned that we lack the instituti…
 
Sometimes it can feel like we're being bombarded with training data and metrics. What's important? What's not? What's "normal"? Learn about the basics of common running metrics including...⁠⁠ GPS (pace & distance measurement)⁠ Heart rate measurement⁠ Cadence⁠ Stride length⁠ Vertical oscillation & vertical ratio⁠ Ground contact time & ground contact…
 
10-minute Explainer: What the insurance industry can do for climate change, with Ekhosuehi Iyahen (Insurance Development Forum) Why you should watch: The IDF is a public/private partnership, involving the UN, the World Bank and private insurers, with a mandate to 'build greater resilience against disasters and to help achieve the UN Global 2030 Age…
 
My guest this week, Jaci Wilson, is on the show to talk about BURNOUT, something that far too many of us experience at one point or another in our lives. Jaci is recovering from her own period of burnout and talks about understanding what burnout is, how to identify it, and how we can help prevent it. We also talk about how to create a healthy and …
 
My guest this week is Sports Dietician Holley Samuel, MEd, RD, CPT (@fitcookienutrition) and we're talking about CARBS!! How do carbs work in our body compared to other fuel sources? Where do carb cravings come from? What is glycogen & how do glycogen stores work? Glycogen-depletion runs Post-run refueling strategies "Carb-Loading" in preparation f…
 
Physiotherapist Brodie Sharpe returns to the podcast to discuss RUNNING ECONOMY! What is it? How to improve yours? Those are the two big questions we tackle in this episode! Get your free e-books (Vol. 1 & 2) from Brodie on how to overcome injury, stay injury-free, and run faster! Get them here. Running economy as a measure of "efficiency" VO2max a…
 
Learn all about your runner's feet with Sports Podiatrist Suzanne Hamilton (@suzannehamiltonpodiatry)!! Our feet are what carry us around for all these miles, but how much do you know about properly caring for your feet, and how do the things we do during our training affect them? THE CRASH COURSE ON BLISTERS! The cause of foot or toe numbness Brui…
 
My guest this week is Coach Danielle Hirt (@runwithcoachd) and we're discussing training for a half or a full marathon when your goal finish is in the 3/6 hour range! It's important to know how to train properly for the race YOU are going to run and how, or if, that training might differ from "commonly available" training knowledge (like the infamo…
 
My guest this week is Amy Haas, aka @raceacrossthestates! In this episode, we're talking about motivation, mindset, mental toughness in races, and more! When over-relying on motivation is not a good strategy Motivation vs. habit and accountability Learning to "flip the script" on negative thoughts & negative self-talk Expectations vs. reality when …
 
Dr. Marie Whitt, DPT, (@dr.whitt.fit) is back on the podcast for this episode on pronation, foot motion, shoes, and more! What actually happens in your foot when you run? How does this influence the shoes you buy (and vice versa?) What can you do to make your feet strong? Pronation: what are pronation and supination Correcting overpronation (& over…
 
Why you should watch: Janine Hirt took over from Charlotte Crosswell as CEO of Innovate Finance a couple of months ago, having previously been COO - a role she took on in 2017. It will be a tough act to follow. IF is the umbrella body representing the UK FinTech sector - but it also sees itself as 'the voice of global FinTech'. It represents compan…
 
In this solo episode, it's all about STRESS! Poor, misunderstood stress. Did you know that stress is actually a good thing, in the proper doses? Did you know how important the recovery from a stressor is? Do you know WHY chronically elevated cortisol is so dangerous? What IS stress? Chronic vs acute stress Stress & the stress response Allostatic lo…
 
My guest this week is Chris McClung of Rogue Running, host of the Running Rogue podcast and co-host of the Clean Sport Collective podcast with Kara Goucher and Shanna Burnette, and I couldn't think of a better guest to discuss this week's topic: PACING! What IS pacing? The relationship between your pace and your effort How to effectively use your w…
 
Why you should watch: Barney Reynolds's latest review focuses on the Treasury's strategy paper on MIFID2, the proposed review of the prospectus regime (post-Hill Review) and the latest Treasury paper on Solvency2 - plus a discussion of how/whether the UK should open up more to cryptos in the wake of the crackdown on Binance, and thoughts on what we…
 
This week we're talking about how to LEVEL UP your running game! Running Coach Sara Manderscheid (@sayrahrunshappy) talks about the things we can all do to take our running to the next level, including... -How to set the right goals that challenge you (& the importance of thinking long-term) -The difference that fueling makes in your performance an…
 
Whither Europe? Interviewing author David Harley on his recent book Matters of Record Why you should watch: David Harley was, for many years, at the heart of the European bureaucracy - the face in the photo right behind the Prime Minister or the President of the day, who had to make sure that the machinery of the EU worked. He has now published his…
 
GET READY FOR THE SCIENCE! Dr. Jason Karp, PhD, MBA (@DrJasonKarp) joins the podcast this week for a fascinating and in-depth discussion on the physiology of what happens at different training intensities, how to think about the application and distribution of volume vs training intensity, what "80/20 running" really means, what limits us from fulf…
 
Why you should watch: With the scale of financial markets dwarfing the resources of governments, companies and those who invest in them cannot escape a central role in funding the changes needed to save the planet. In an interview with the CSFI, Anne Simpson, an international leader on governance and investment strategy, explains how finance can be…
 
Why you should watch: 'Without payments, money doesn't work' - that is the message of this new book (published on July 1, by Elliott & Thompson) by two former senior executives at SWIFT, which begins as a (highly readable) trawl through the early-modern history of cheques and cards and cash, and which chronicles the development of both retail/consu…
 
Mental health = physical health! In this episode I sat down with Coach Lauren Sheu (@running.for.welllness), runner and mental health advocate, to talk about how running and mental health are intertwined! 🧠WHY is running good for our mental health?⁠ 🧠How the lessons we learn from running translate to our life⁠ 🧠Breaking up with the "all or nothing"…
 
Geopolitics after the pandemic: A tour d'horizon of global threats, with Prof Joe Nye (Harvard) Why you should watch: The G7, the NATO Summit, Biden's tete-a-tete with Merkel next month in DC... Global geopolitics have seldom been so febrile. Other world leaders may be ecstatic that they don't have to deal with (or work around) Trump. But even with…
 
How do you train for the race you want to run? How does your training CHANGE AND DIFFER depending on your goals and experience? In this jam-packed episode with Coach Laura Norris (@lauranorrisrunning), we dive into "the specificity of training", what it means, and how to apply it to YOUR training!⁠Some of the topics we cover include... HOW do you t…
 
Why you should watch: The UK (and most other advanced countries) have made very ambitious commitments to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050 or earlier -commitments enshrined in the Paris Accords, and likely to be reaffirmed (or even advanced) at COP26 in November. Are the targets realistic? There is certainly a huge amount of activity at the level of …
 
What IS a "tempo run"? What do they do and when are they beneficial to include in your training? My guest this week is RRCA Coach Brian Lock (@roadrunner309) and we talk in depth and in detail about... What is (and is not) a tempo run? What is lactate threshold and how are threshold runs structured? What is the purpose of goal pace workouts in a tr…
 
This week Starla Garcia (@starla_shines), Registered Dietician and OTQ Marathoner joins the show to talk all about in-run and in-race fueling! Wondering if, when, or how to fuel during your runs and your races? In this episode we discuss... The importance of proper run & race fueling The common reasons runners neglect to fuel, or underfuel, their r…
 
Why you should watch: Andy Haldane counts... He is one of the few economists or central bankers who can genuinely move markets. Here, he offers his views on the current state of monetary and fiscal policy, the dangers of inflation, the impact of the pandemic on inequality and on the possibility of a 'kinder, gentler' form of capitalism - which migh…
 
Questions about strength training and how it fits into your running? Wondering how important it is? RRCA Running Coach Stacey Gross (@s__gross) answers all your questions! We talk about... HOW & WHY strength training is important for runners Why hills don’t replace strength training How to include strength in your training Heavy weights/lower reps …
 
Why you should watch: Martin Gilbert built Aberdeen into a global investment management powerhouse. He now chairs Revolut, one of the fastest-growing FinTechs in the world, as well as AssetCo - a newish vehicle aimed primarily at the SME market. He is also a director of Glencore, which gives him a front-row seat of the climate change saga. As someo…
 
Why you should watch: Antony Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Chairman of 10x Future Technologies (or 10x). 10x, a London-based FinTech, “aims to transform banking… with [its] next-generation cloud-native technology platform.” It is backed by Oliver Wyman, Nationwide Building Society, and Ping An. We discuss cloud computing (and its role in fin…
 
In this episode, Dr. Marie Whitt (@dr.whitt.fit) and I talk all about CROSS-TRAINING as it relates to running! What *is* cross-training? Why and when would you include cross-training when you're training for a running-specific race? Do you NEED to include cross-training in your overall training?⁠ ...IT DEPENDS!⁠ ⁠The big takeaway? Cross-training ca…
 
Nemat Shafik (or Baroness Shafik, as she is now) follows in the footsteps of another distinguished Director of the LSE, William Beveridge, in putting forward a comprehensive programme for a new 'social contract', covering everything from childcare to health to work to the environment to taxation and to care of the elderly and inter-generational con…
 
Jen Scott, RD, helps us break it down and talk about the FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION for athletes. What are macronutrients? What are micronutrients? How do these things behave in our bodies and WHY do we need more of this or that than a non-runner might need? In this episode we talk about... Macronutrients: 1. Protein (& amino acids) 2. Carbohydrates…
 
Let's talk about shoes!! Every new runner is advised to go to a running shoe store to get "properly fitted for a pair of running shoes", but what does that MEAN? In this episode, we break down... A Brief History of Running Shoes Parts of a shoe: Uppers & Lowers FOAM!! & the principles of elastic energy return Stack Heigh, Heel Drop, Cushion Neutral…
 
Interviewing John Glen MP (Economic Secretary to the Treasury): The agenda for the City Why you should watch: The City Minister's agenda is a full one. It includes the future of London as a FinTech centre after the Kalifa Review, implementation of the listings proposals made by Lord Hill, the new push on sustainable finance ahead of COP26 - and, of…
 
Dambisa Moyo: An interview with the best-selling economist on her forthcoming book Why you should watch: Dambisa Moyo is famous. She was on Oprah Winfrey's Power List, she stars at Davos, at Bilderberg, at Ambrosetti - and she is also a serious economist, with a DPhil from St Antony's to go with her MPA from Harvard and her MBA from American. She a…
 
What is power, do you ask? Well, this episode with Nathan Fenton of RunPowerCoach will teach you all about what "power" is, how you measure it, why it's useful, and then of course the conversation just gets nice and nerdy about training like all conversations between running coaches tend to do!! I learned some VERY cool stuff from Nathan in this co…
 
Bad days... we all have them! But there is a heck of a lot to learn from the days that don't go the way we planned. In this episode, we break down the common causes behind "bad days", whether in a normal everyday run, in a workout, or on race day and cover topics like... Cumulative Fatigue Expectation vs Reality WHY you keep your easy days easy HOW…
 
COMMON RUNNING INJURIES with Carmen Scuito, aka @chocolatemilkrunner! This episode is a massive survey of the most common running injuries, their symptoms, and their causes!⁠⁠ IT Band Syndrome⁠ Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Syndrome)⁠ Inner Knee Pain/Bursitis⁠ What Hip Flexors Do⁠ Piriformis Syndrome⁠ Importance of Core Strength⁠ Quad & Hamstring S…
 
Summer is coming... are you ready? In this episode, I break down everything you need to know about running in the heat and how to become acclimated to running in warmer temps!⁠ 🌡️Thermoregulation & core temperature⁠ 🌡️What about humidity?⁠ 🌡️ALL ABOUT SWEATING!!⁠ 🌡️Signs of heat stress/heat stroke⁠ 🌡️How to stay hydrated⁠ 🌡️What happens during the …
 
This episode was a total blast to record with Run Coach & Under Armour Running Ambassador Alison Staples (@alioop_0_o_runs on Instagram!) We went through some common "rules" of running and discussed if it was an *always* rule or if or when you can "break" that rule!!Some of the "rules" we discussed... Always follow a hard day with an easy day Never…
 
Why you should watch: Post-Kalifa, post-Hill, post-DMU, post-Budget, post-Brexit, post-Covid... so much has taken place over the past few months. KPMG's quarterly tech monitor shows a 7-year high in optimism around short-term growth prospects among start-ups, and there has been a lot of good news (the continuation of the Future Fund, the FCA's scal…
 
This week we're talking about TRAINING PLANS! What they are, why they are structured the way they are, differences between different plans, and how to read one! When & why do you need a training plan? Why & how are training plans structured the way they are! The basics of training periodization Race-specific training plans Base-building training pl…
 
What is mobility and why is it SO important?? My guest this week is Kaila Morgante, aka @Bodkick on Instagram, and we took a dive into mobility this week: what it is, why it's important in running, and how to make sure you're working on it!We covered... Mobility vs. flexibility: which one is more important? What's really happening when something "f…
 
This week we're talking about RECOVERY and the vital role that it has in your training! What IS recovery and why is it important? Rest days vs. "Active Recovery" days What are the most effective recovery methods & tools? Post-Race Recovery--If you like the show, please remember to rate & subscribe!TRAINING PLANS NOW AVAILABLE: www.runningexplained.…
 
Why you should watch: Gavin Oldham has spent a long career in the City promoting wider share ownership and more responsible capitalism - particularly focusing on young people from deprived communities, including children in care. He was a driving force behind child trust funds and behind PFEG. Having sold The Share Centre to Interactive Investor la…
 
Thousands of runners get pregnant and give birth every year... but information about being a postpartum runner isn't nearly as readily available as it should be! Julie Leonard (@strongbodystrongmama) and Sarah Highland (@pelvicfloorandmore) are cutting through that dearth of information with their evidence-based "Ready to Run Postpartum" 10-week pr…
 
How we FEEL about running is one of the most important things... so what do we do when things "feel" not so great? In this episode I discuss...-How do I stop comparing myself to other runners?-Dealing with guilt when you miss a run-What to do when a run doesn't go how you planned-Dealing with mental fatigue (wanting to stop) and mental 'burnout' on…
 
My guest this week is Steph Hnatiuk, aka @steph.the.runners.dietitian on Instagram, and we're talking about RUNNING and WEIGHT LOSS! But if you're looking for answers on how many calories to eat, or what specifically your meals should be made of in order to lose weight, you won't find those answers in this episode. In this hour-long discussion, we …
 
Why you should watch: In 2019, Prof Dasgupta was commissioned by the Chancellor to prepare a report on biodiversity, and what we can do to reverse or ameliorate an alarming acceleration in biodiversity losses. The result was published in February: a 610 page volume, which goes far beyond any previous work in this crucial area. Its recommendations -…
 
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