Episodes: Masonry

30: Dave Evans – Finding Happiness at Work

In this episode we meet the man who left a successful career in silicon-valley at places like Apple and Electronic Arts to help us all design a better life… Dave Evans is the co-founder of the Stanford Life Design Lab, along with his co-author Bill Burnett, he’s written a follow up to the massive 2017...

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29: Matthew Crawford – Taking Back Control of The Road

In this episode Richard Kilgarriff meets the philosopher/mechanic Matthew Crawford, who sees freedom and democracy – reflected in the twin headlights of  travel and technology  – threatened by automation and bureaucracy. ” What we are talking about is remaking the infrastructure, not just of moving about, but of everything that goes on in a city,...

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28: Dr Amanda Brown: Inside The Biggest Women’s Prison in Europe

Dr Amanda Brown’s fifteen year prison career spans young offenders institutions, the notorious wormwood scrubs and now Her Majesty’s prison Bronzefield with 572 female inmates. She has seen and heard violence, drugs, abuse and self-harm. And now she is sharing her personal stories in a memoir ‘The Prison Doctor: Women Inside’; Go deeper into the...

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27: Stuart Ritchie – Exposing Fraud, Hype and Bias in Science Today

As the world desperately searches for a Covid-19 vaccine, Dr Stuart Ritchie claims the scientific machine is dangerous and broken. Horror stories of negligence are no less troubling than the more widespread misinformation and self-delusion that results from the way scientific research is funded reviewed and published. It is time, he says for some serious...

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26: Susie Pearl – Unlocking Your Full Creative Potential

In this episode, Richard Kilgarriff meets Susie Pearl; PR guru and celebrity manager turned psychologist, writer and coach who wants us all to unleash the creative artist lurking inside our mind and body. Having recently survived cancer, she writes from the heart and soul of someone who appreciates the value of creative expression. Get a...

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Roman Krznaric – How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World

Meet the philosopher whose ideas influence political, economic and cultural reformers around the world.Today he’s urging us all to embrace our clear and present connection to a future as deep, if not deeper, than the billions of years behind us.Go deeper into Roman’s OMI with his book, get a copy in the Bookomi section of...

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24: Robert Chesnut – Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution

In a career spanning Ebay to Airbnb, where he’s been the Chief Ethics Officer and General Counsel, Robert Chesnut has witnessed drunkenness, fraud, harassment and racism – but he’s also seen the best that people can be – empathetic, honest, brave and kind to each other and their customers. In his book, Intentional Integrity, How...

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Lily Cole – Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in a Changing World

From the age of 15, Lily Cole has travelled the world for the biggest fashion brands on the planet ; Alexander McQueen, Louis Vitton, Jean Paul Gaultier , Chanel – but the further she walked down the catwalk, the more she became aware of the damage that we’re doing to the environment -and very soon...

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22: Jack Rooke – Cheer The Fuck Up: How to Save Your Best Friend

Twenty-six (nearly twenty-seven) year old comedian Jack Rooke shares OMI with Richard Kilgarriff on dealing with the death of his Dad and then the sudden loss of his best friend to suicide. To get closer to Jack, his book CHEER THE FUCK UP is available HERE

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21: Flynn Coleman – A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Who We Are.

Flynn Coleman works with the UN and Governments to improve social justice around the world, across a diverse range of societies and cultures. Her book is a cautious statement of hope that technology will help to define us as a species. Go deeper into Flynn Coleman’s OMI with her book HERE

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20: Dr Pippa Grange – Fear Less: How to Win at Life Without Losing Yourself

Fear makes us anxious, or shameful, or turns us into perfectionists. We aim for a status that’s never truly satisfying by pretending to be someone else. Sound familiar? Dr Pippa Grange deals with these problems at the highest level and shares her OMI with to Rachel Schofield about ways to tackle the demons that distract...

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19: Tom Young – The Making of a Leader: What Elite Sport Can Teach Us About Leadership and Performance.

Tom Young is a performance psychologist who works with elite teams and individuals to get the most out of themselves and the people around them; how they communicate, how they handle pressure, maintain focus and respond to challenges. Go deeper into Tom Young’s OMI, get his book HERE

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