The Here & Now Podcast

Episode 1 The Tinder Paradigm

The Here & Now enters the podcast space with our first exploration of popular culture.

Since its first appearance in 2012, Tinder has grown to become the leading online dating platform with over 57 million users worldwide. Just as Facebook, Instagram and Uber have transformed our digital lives, Tinder offers users the promise of romantic connection simply by swiping right. Is Tinder a new paradigm in human relationships or is it merely another way of doing what we’ve always done? Exploring themes of online dating etiquette, the ‘gamification’ of dating and what Tinder says about us. Have a listen to the Here & Now podcast episode one – The Tinder Paradigm with my guest Hamish Williams.

Episode 2 Passion

What is it about passion? It drives us, it defines us, it is the source of our obsession. But, how important is it? Here is my take on the strengths and pitfalls of passion with a personal anecdote and a little Picasso thrown in for good measure.

Mark Manson on passion
Open: An autobiography – Andre Agassi

Music: Autumn Leaves by Audiohub

Episode 3 Happiness (Navigating life part one)

Happiness. It’s elusive but we are all searching for it. In this first part of the navigating life series I look at why happiness may sometimes be unobtainable, why that shouldn’t bother you, and how you can find true happiness in the most extreme of circumstances.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
The Happiness Curve – Jonathan Rauch
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – Richard Carlson
Bravo Two Zero – Andy McNab
Jocko Willink – “Good”

Episode 4 Negativity

Some days are harder than others, fact. Good news, it’s all in your head. Bad news, it’s all in your head. Here are some thoughts for managing those days that just seem too hard.

The Prefrontal Cortex
SSRI’s (2 minute neuroscience)
Eckhart Tolle – Awakening to your life’s purpose
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy