How to Be Curious
By Kai Lovel
STORIES OF CURIOSITY. I'm always curious about something - I think everyone is. In my second podcast, I interview remarkable people about their curious journey. Who knows, it might just spark something in you. Episodes when I'm curious.
From Debt Collection to Film Making
In this episode, I talk to Scott Quayle about changing careers and leaving the comfort zone at 39 years old, and how curiosity lead him to find his true calling amongst his many talents and interests. This is a story of fear, handling imperfection - and bloody loving what you do.
June 23, 2020
The curious road to a 99.95 ATAR
In this episode, I talk to Ben Davison-Petch, a 2019 high school graduate who came out of year 12 with impressive results. We talk about his perspective on why we choose the jobs we do, the power in loving the process and how that helps us to be more proactive and curious throughout ATAR - and life.
May 31, 2020
Making the most of COVID-19
In this cracking start to season 2, I chat to success coach, David Castelanelli, about his take on these weird times, the start of his personal development & speaking career, checking notifications when you get up and what it means to be a “real expert”. Plus, some bonus tips on creating content fast - even in the middle of a pandemic.
May 19, 2020
The Journey of Self-Publishing
In this episode, I get curious about the process of publishing books with fantasy author, Jed Herne. I hear about his love for writing, his approach to otherwise "daunting" projects and his best pieces of advice for aspiring writers - a great listen while self-isolating at home!
March 30, 2020
Creating a national events brand at 17 years old
In this episode, I get curious about the journey that has taken social entrepreneur Wil Massara around Australia TWICE with his tour of 5 state leadership conferences for young people. His philosophy on education, what it takes to run an event and how curiosity lead Wil to this point.
March 14, 2020
Wheelchairs for Kids
In this episode, I get curious about the incredible work retired teacher Bob Sheridan is doing to mobilise children in third world countries. To explore that curiosity, I spoke to him about why he was first curious about the cause, and how his team worked their way towards a solution.
February 11, 2020
The Australian Bushfire Crisis
In this episode, I get curious about the devastating bushfires that have destroyed many a home, and many a habitat. To explore that curiosity, I look towards the relief efforts (and how I can help), as well as the other side to any disaster - the protests, the politics and the problems. For information on where to donate, head to kailovel.com/bushfires.
January 15, 2020
The Electric Future of Rideshare
In this episode, I get curious about electric vehicles and the new wave of rideshare tech. To explore that curiosity, I had a conversation with the founder of electric vehicle rideshare ZZAP, Pred Zdravkovic, about the work we're doing in the Perth transport space - and what better place to do it than while driving in his Tesla Model S.
December 24, 2019
Press Freedom in Australia
In this shorter episode, I got curious about media freedom, exploring the recent "Your Right to Know" coalition campaign. To explore that curiosity, I had a look back to not only the media raids earlier this year, but the history of government opression of the media as long ago as the cold war.
December 03, 2019
The Fear of Public Speaking
In my first episode, I get curious about those nerves I feel whenever I deliver talks & presentations. To explore that curiosity, I had a conversation with my mentor and good friend, Shil Shanghavi, a public speaking specialist and the founder of Chatterbox Public Speaking, about the fear of presenting - whether it's in front of a handful of people, or on the world stage.
November 20, 2019