Beyond the basement

Beyond the basement

By Chris Kenworthy
Hello. I'm Chris. I'm a coach and writer. ​I help practically-minded do-ers, makers and thinkers find their place in the world. I also once went mad in my basement. Not face-smeared-in-faeces-mad, just low-grade, brooding, existential despair mad.

This irreverent audio blog is about rekindling your curiosity and creativity in life (the kind I lost beneath sawdust in my basement DIY). You'll find urban exploration and half-arsed philosophical musing here. I wander, walk and wonder what makes things tick. Occasionally there's wisdom, usually just throwaway rants and whimsy.
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The very serious incident of the subscribe form
Join me, on a voyage into unchartered territory - pushing the boundaries of technology and communication, on a quest to add a text box and a button to my website. Bear witness as this human being, like many others before him, takes the problem way too seriously, overcomplicates things, and loses all perspective on the situation. Time for a bit of space, maybe?
10:54
July 29, 2020
The tale of Bob and Decca
Two little urchins at an inner city college are about to tear strips out of each other, until a wise, kindly, yet grossly under-trained classroom assistant steps in and does very little. Crisis averted? Let's find out. Maybe we can squeeze something insightful out of this...
13:04
July 20, 2020
Rebuttal from Cabbage Hill
The last thing we need from lockdown is more podcasts by middle-aged white men; said some plonker on the Twitters I've never met, yet whose opinion I decided to heed. Isn't it funny how we let off-hand remarks like this (regardless of who made them) influence the course of our lives? That's the story behind this short public rebuttal. Yes, they're probably correct, but why do we, and should we ever pay attention to naysayers? I didn't, that's why you're listening to another podcast by a middle-aged white man. 
08:52
July 13, 2020
Let's play the Phil Collins game
An  old man speaks on BBC Radio 6Music. He sounds wrought, his cockney  tones lacerated with vocal fry and weariness. He sounds familiar yet  distant. A voice speaking of and from my past. I  recognise it, and all at once, Phil Collins becomes the harbinger of  death. This jovial, pinball-headed drummer assumes the form of the human  condition — mortality itself, squaring up to me, eyeball-to-eyeball,  toe-to-toe, sizing me up for the fight of my life. https://medium.com/@chris_kenworthy/lets-all-play-the-phil-collins-game-51e879872854
10:49
July 1, 2020
Walking the Wortley Curve
Welcome to the epicentre of creativity and self-destruction in West Yorkshire. A sheltered spot for private human indlugence, just a stone's throw from civilisation.
12:43
June 30, 2020