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Who are you? Who are any of us? Why do we feel, act and behave the way we do? Why are things this way and not that? What is really going on, just beneath the surface? What makes life worth living? The Here and Now Podcast sets out to explore these questions and many others, always asking the question, why?

Each week a new topic is explored through the lenses of psychology and philosophy. Drawing from academics, scientists and histories greatest thinkers, The Here and Now Podcast sets out to ask the big questions and explore the many ways they can be answered. There is never just one answer, life is messy, confusing and complicated, but the search continues…

The Five Factor Model of personality, also known as the big five, is the mostly widely accepted model of personality in psychology. We explore the origins of the FFM, evidence of its validity, how it has informed theories of personality and what a model of personality means for the individual. Show NotesBig 5 Personality TraitsThe HEXACO model of personalitySupport the show (
  1. The Big Five
  2. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  3. How to Pack a Suit Case
  4. Sacrifice and purpose with Patrick Bronte
  5. Individual Power – (Power IV)