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Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and all other outlets. A selection of various mixes in various styles. "A DJ that displays a wealth of talent & versatility" Muzik Magazine (UK) "Serves up some seriously funky sounds" (Mark McAvoy, Cluas.com) “Irelands funkiest export” 3D World Magazine (Australia) I've been a DJ for over 20 years in that time I've held residencies in The U.S., Australia and all over Ireland. I've also released music under the name 'Tantric Dex' Past Support ...
 
“Health has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it” In this podcast, we hear stories from leading health experts and exciting personalities who offer easy health life-hacks, expert advice and debunk common health myths giving you the tools to revolutionise how you eat, sleep, move and relax. Hosted by Dr Chatterjee - one of the most influential GPs in the country with nearly 20 years experience, star of BBC 1’s Doctor In the House, and author of international best-selling book ‘The 4 P ...
 
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Jonas Rosland is the executive director of Hit Save, a newly launched non-profit dedicated to games preservation efforts. We talk about where Hit Save fits in the already vast games preservation community, what Hit Save’s mission is, why we want to save games history, particularly indie games, as well as Jonas’ love for the Amiga […]…
 
Today’s episode will change the way you feel about exercise – and yourself. Do you ever feel guilty for taking the lift instead of the stairs? For swapping that workout for a lie in, or for having zero desire to run a marathon? If so, my guest has some reassuring words on why an aversion to exercise is completely natural. And some valuable advice o…
 
Siena East is a writer, actress, comedian, filmmaker, improviser, and Dungeons & Dragons player! Siena plays the role of P in a brand new D&D series on YouTube, which features an all-Indigenous persons cast, The OG Oral Storyteller’s Club: NDND. Why is P named P? Why does she hate rats? What dinosaurs would Siena be […]…
 
CAUTION ADVISED: This podcast contains swearing from the start. How long could you last in a freezing-cold shower? And for how long could you comfortably, peacefully hold your breath? My guest today insists you can learn to do both for far longer than you think. And that by doing so, you can battle disease, regulate your mood and connect with your …
 
What an unbelievably amazing episode we’ve got this week! Aj Grand-Scrutton, CEO of Dlala Studios and game director on the new BATTLETOADS game is here to talk about what it’s like to be given the reins for such an iconic franchise. We discuss: Turbo tunnel, couch co-op, hands and feet that turn into sawblades and […]…
 
Today’s episode is all about fear and how it holds us back in all aspects of our life. My guest is psychologist, Dr Pippa Grange, who has been hailed by the media ‘the doctor who helped transform the England football team’. Pippa is also author of the compelling book, Fear Less: How to Win at Life Without Losing Yourself. Fear is one of our body’s …
 
When is a piece of art finished? Should character artists make up backstories for the people and creatures they make? What should new and aspiring artists know and practice as they enter the gaming industry? Sara Wilde is a 3D modeler and illustrator, and digital media design college instructor, who’s created heads and hair for […]…
 
I was delighted to snaffle Brian Cox for the 'Great Scot!' podcast series. He lives in the USA and we hooked up when he was in Scotland recently visiting family and friends. We had last met in May 2019 when we did an In Conversation event together onstage at Dundee Rep, in celebration of the theatre’s 80th Anniversary. It was a wonderful night, pac…
 
What does immunity mean to you? In today’s Feel Better Live More podcast, researcher and lecturer, Dr Jenna Macciochi explains that it’s not just about fighting off infection. Our immune systems do not lie dormant, waiting to wage war if bacteria or viruses invade – they play a central and constant role as our bodies’ housekeepers. How do we do tha…
 
Special Effect is a UK-based charity that supplies personalized gaming hardware for people living with disabilities. They are dedicated to inclusion and fun, and, if you’re a Fall Guys fan, you may remember the huge battle of the brands fundraiser that ended up raising $1-million for the charity. Becky Frost is the Community Events & […]…
 
In today’s episode, we’re returning to one of my favourite topics. Breathwork is where my personal and professional interests collide. How we breathe affects every body system we have and I’m excited to welcome James Nestor, science journalist and author of new book Breath, which explores the data behind this ancient, but some might say lost, art. …
 
I’m so glad that Alan Cumming and I were able to meet face to face in Glasgow for our 'Great Scot!' chat in those heady pre-Covid days at the end of last year. I’ve known Alan since he was starting out in his career in the 1980s and he really hasn’t changed that much. The hair may be silver, but he still has those twinkly eyes, the dimples, that wi…
 
CAUTION: Contains mild swearing and adult themes. If there is any certainty in life, it is that things will never stay the same, yet so many of us struggle to embrace and accept change. In the conversation today, Julia Samuel, a leading British psychotherapist, with over 3 decades of experience teaches us how we can all adapt and thrive during our …
 
Our guest this week is chiptune sensation Nyokeë! Nyokeë is an out-of-this-world audiovisual artist and university lecturer with a PhD in Sound Recording and Psychoacoustic Engineering. Video games and dance music is my happy place! Nyokeë makes the kind of music that makes me want to party, but somehow also makes me feel like being […]…
 
What can I say about Billy Connolly? He’s a global star, one of the most influential comedians of all time, an actor, musician, artist, writer and adventurer. Think of Billy and you smile – he’s brought laughter and light into the lives of millions of people across the world. It’s a delight and an honour to have Sir William Connolly - The Big Yin -…
 
I am delighted to kick off Season 4 of Feel Better Live More with former monk turned social media superstar, Jay Shetty. After having spent three years living as a monk in India, Jay believes that you don’t have to live like a monk to think like one. With his social media following now totaling over 32 million, Jay is transforming the ancient wisdo…
 
Consider how many video games have been released, even just for one console. Now think about how many *didn’t* get released. Our guest this week has been thinking about that for a long time. Frank Gasking has been running Games That Weren’t for more than 20 years; it’s a website dedicated to finding and preserving […]…
 
I’m thrilled that my guest for Episode 2 of 'Great Scot!' is one of my all-time favourite actors – a star of stage and screen who just happens to be a fellow Glaswegian, James McAvoy. His ascent to the top of his profession has been rapid - in films as varied as Atonement, Filth, X-Men, Victor Frankenstein and Split, as well as his much lauded, Oli…
 
I'm delighted to launch the 'Great Scot!' podcast series with the wonderful Annie Lennox - music superstar and celebrated humanitarian and activist. Named as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone, she has sold over 80 million records worldwide, and won countless awards and accolades including more Brit Awards than any other f…
 
What are games companies doing to increase accessibility for people who are visually impaired? What company is doing the most? And why is it important to be mindful of accessibility right from the beginning of development, as opposed to adding it as an afterthought? Find out on this week’s SUPER GAMER! Our guest, Liam Erven, […]…
 
Some people want to watch the world burn. And some people are just super friendly and helpful! The Perky Pugs is a World of Warcraft community whose mission is to help people tackle in-game content, free from toxicity and gamier-than-thou attitudes. They’re all over the North American retail servers, on both Horde and Alliance, and […]…
 
Do you love rollercoasters? Well, how about a rollercoaster that lasts 232 days? 12 years? 45 years? 135 years?! Our guest this week, Marcel Vos, has built such coasters — in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, of course. In fact, Marcel holds the world record for longest coaster. Marcel has also built an in-game maze that takes […]…
 
Dr. Rachel Kowert is this week’s guest! Dr. Kowert is a psychologist who, on her Twitch stream, Psychgeist, delves into “the psychology of the era, the science of games!” She’s the writer of A Parent’s Guide to Video Games and Video Games and Social Competence, and the creator of Pragmatic Princess: 26 Superb Stories of […]…
 
Vojtěch “sCZther” Straka is a video game archivist and historian, preserving obscure games, with a keen interest in local gaming history and early mobile games. Straka is also a founder of RetroHerna and Herní historie, bringing games history to the masses! We talk about the RetroHerna project, as well as Brand Old Games, Sintax and […]…
 
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing. Today, I welcome Peter Crone, aka ‘The Mind Architect’ back to the podcast. Peter is a writer, speaker and thought leader in human potential. He has worked with world-famous actors, athletes and the business elite yet what he has to say is just as likely to resonate with the average person, seeking t…
 
Jenny McBean is the associate director of Bryter, a market research company that since 2018 has released an annual female gamers survey, exploring women and girls’ gaming habits, whether or not they feel represented in the games industry, and abuse and toxicity. This year’s survey also asked male gamers about their experiences. 2,000 people were [……
 
We are living through a crisis of distraction. Plans get sidetracked, friends are ignored, work never seems to get done. You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, you receive an email that you need to reply to. At home, screens get…
 
So you’re quick on the draw, you’re one-shotting enemies, and you know all the best strats — and you’re wondering how to take your game to the next level. Get healthy! Posture, eye health, proper sleep habits, proper diet — they all contribute to how well we function, whether it’s for conventional sports or the […]…
 
As human beings, relationships are fundamental to who we are. We know that relationships can be a big source of happiness and fulfillment in our lives but they can also be one of the major sources of stress. So, why is it that we often find relationships so hard? In this conversation, I speak to arguably one of the world’s leading and most original…
 
Why is it that we equate long hours with greater effort? Could a four-day working week be the change we need for public health as well as the economy? My guest on today’s conversation is Alex Pang, an author and former Silicon Valley tech consultant who noticed that, when he went on sabbatical from work, he suddenly got a lot more done. This led hi…
 
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains themes of an adult nature. Darryl Edwards – aka The Fitness Explorer – was one of the very first guests to appear on this podcast, all the way back on episode 7. He is someone who is passionate about promoting movement that is fun and playful. But that’s not why I invited Darryl back to talk to me on this epis…
 
Cozy on up to the fire and listen to writer, editor, streamer, and narrative designer Cara Hillstock talk about cozy games! And scary games. And games with fictionalized real people in them. And which games are dateable. Reading books on stream. And, of course, Egg. Find Cara’s Twitch stream here. Find her website here. Download […]…
 
For many people, lockdown has provided a time for personal development. You may have discovered and worked on new qualities or skills. But I’m very aware that just as many people have found it a really stressful and incredibly busy time. Perhaps you’re a key worker, or a working parent juggling schooling and office hours. Maybe you’re out of work, …
 
There’s so much craziness going on in the world right now and it can often be hard to know what to feel, or even what to do. In times like these, a practice of mindfulness or meditation becomes even more important. It can help improve sleep, reduce levels of stress and anxiety and so much more. But for me, the most important benefit is that it allo…
 
Black Lives Matter. It feels inappropriate releasing a gaming podcast right now. People are being brutalized by police for having the audacity to stand up for their right to live. But this week’s episode is somewhat time sensitive — it’s about NarraScope, a conference currently underway — and my guest, Andrew Plotkin, generously donated his […]…
 
My guest on today’s conversation is Vivek Murthy. Vivek was the US Surgeon General under the Obama administration and is now author of the fantastic book, Together, about the healing power of human connection. And connect is exactly what Vivek and I did during this conversation in a really deep and profound way. During this conversation, we talk ab…
 
I’ve never been a builder. I was bad at LEGO and I’m bad at Minecraft. But I’ve always enjoyed both, and I’m in awe of those who can create without the help of an instruction manual. Well, it doesn’t get more awe-inspiring than the subject of this week’s episode: Greenfield is the biggest city in […]…
 
CAUTION ADVISED: this podcast contains swearing It is the first thing we do when we arrive in the world and the last thing we do before we leave. It happens automatically 26,000 times a day without us even having to pay any attention to it, yet breathing is one of the only autonomic systems in our body that we can control, if we choose to. But beca…
 
Music! Video games! Together at last! Anyone who knows me knows I *love* gaming music and chiptunes and all that fun stuff. And it’s always an honour and a pleasure to speak to the people who create such music. For this week’s episode, composer, arranger, performer, and educator Doug Perry stops by to talk about […]…
 
CAUTION ADVISED: This podcast contains swearing themes of an adult nature. Do you believe that we have control over how we age? Is mental decline inevitable? Or, does how we live now determine our later years? This week’s guest is Dr Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist and best-selling author. His latest book, The Changing Mind…
 
Bad dialogue, questionable voice-acting, frustrating camera angles — all the ingredients of a great b-movie, and, in this case, the most iconic survival horror game of all time! A continuation of last week’s episode, we’ve got Philip J Reed on the podcast to talk about his Resident Evil book – one of the books included […]…
 
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