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Sklugoo Speaks

By robertcday
Hi, my name is Sklugoo. I've been a frog since at least 2014 and I meditate. I have two disciples - both of them chickens. Join us.
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How to Xerox Well
Xerox machines do (or did) make copies. Other machines do the copying now - mainly smartphones. This episode isn't brilliant, but it's unique and lovely. Enjoy!
04:03
July 27, 2021
How to Zigzag Well
Dogs are the inspiration for this episode of Sklugoo Speaks - enough said. It's not as if I'm going to give away the whole of the podcast in this description because if I did then why would you bother listening? So go on then - dive in! What are you waiting for - a permission slip?
01:57
July 25, 2021
How to Talk Well
It's after eleven, which means that the speakers (and other things) on my phone have shut down for the night. Consequently, I'm not sure the recorder in this phone hasn't shut down and this episode, ironically about talking well, isn't just a few minutes of dead air. I'd test it but, like I said, the speakers are asleep. Hope it went well. Happy listening.
02:56
July 23, 2021
How to Listen Well
Season Four is all about how to do stuff well. Each episode picks on a useful skills and tells you how to home it to perfection. Up today: how to listen well. Happy listening.
02:49
July 21, 2021
How to Read Well
This whole season is about how to do things well. It's Season Four. You can tell it's the fourth season because there are four words in the title. Check out the other seasons and you'll see that this is a pattern. Anyway, today I'm going to demonstrate How to Read Well by not reading week. Take a listen and you'll understand what I mean.
04:30
July 18, 2021
How to Yield Well
This is part two in a new season of Sklugoo Speaks, which is all about how to do things well. This one is about what to do when the pavement is too narrow for two people to pass each other safely in these plaugue-ridden times. I've been there loads of times and so I'm guessing you have too. Happy listening.
04:35
July 15, 2021
How to Walk Well
This is the first in a new series called How To. This series, the fourth one of Sklugoo Speaks will tell, teach and show you how to do things well. First off is how to walk well in which Sklugoo tells you about the benefits of introducing some variety into the way you walk. Happy listening.
03:37
July 13, 2021
A Creatury Day
There are so many creatures roaming around here in this house and garden here in York that I felt I had to tell you a little about them. Humans, of course, are the strangest of them all.
06:38
July 10, 2021
Robert C Day
There's this old movie called Invasion of the Bodysnatchers that's about aliens taking over the bodies of humans. I've never seen it but it sounds interesting. Anyway, that's pretty much what I'm doing here - I'm taking over the body of Robert C Day in order to make this podcast. This episode tells you a little about him.
07:10
July 8, 2021
No, Goodbye. Really.
This is a story I wrote last night. It's complete fiction but it still resonates with me somewhere deep inside and has me all emotional when unread it. You can find the transcript at No, Goodbye. Really. | Robert C Day (wordpress.com) (https://robertcday.wordpress.com/2021/07/05/no-goodbye-really/)
05:25
July 6, 2021
On the Floor
This episode comes to you live from the kitchen floor. It was inspired by my lying on my back on the kitchen floor. It's amazing (not) what amazing (not) thoughts come to you when you're lying on the kitchen floor. Honestly, though - this is like the total opposite of stand-up comedy, Dude. Sorry - can I call you dude?
10:26
July 4, 2021
My Movie Life
If your life was a movie then what kind of movie would you like it to be? Think carefully before you answer. ♥
11:00
July 2, 2021
The Imaginary Battle
A story about slippery frogs battling on a ridge high above a mighty river in one side and a massive flood plain on the other. Who will win in this epic conflict? Let's hope it's the good guys, right?
12:02
June 30, 2021
Biscuits and Tolerance
How on earth is it possible to talk about something without talking about it! Well, if you you want to know that then this podcast will show you how. Also, here's a warning for you: there's not much about biscuits here, despite the title, so if you're here for the biscuits then you'd be better to grab a handful from the cupboard along with a nice cup of tea before you settle down to listen.
08:04
June 28, 2021
Your Friendly Mind
A long, yet interesting, story about football, Bluetooth ear-buds, mental triggers and ways to make all of them lose their power over you.
10:51
June 26, 2021
These Secret Things
I soeak, not to you, who I know; but for those who are, from me, free.
05:28
June 24, 2021
Dispose Responsibly
This was something I recorded while eating chewing gum. It was rejected from the Green Champions Podcast and so I thought I'd put it here instead. Beware - it contains tasteless comments (this time about Chinese foot-binding and those people who put rings around their necks to make them long) and has really poor sound quality - so nothing new there. If you don't like these things then don't listen. If you do then you have given away your right to complain.
02:37
June 23, 2021
The Last Morning
"It's strange to wake up in the morning and know that it's the last time you'll ever do that."
05:39
June 22, 2021
The Same
Sure, you and me have differences. Sure, we look, taste and smell different. Sure, we say different things. But at our heart, we're the same. We all want the same thing. Look inside you and, if you go deep enough, you'll find me. You'll find our similarities. And the deeper you go, the more alike we become. In essence, we are... Well, maybe you should just look for yourself.
02:15
June 22, 2021
For You
People don't want to read anymore. They don't have enough energy to do anything anymore. They want things done for them. What if there was an app for that. Listen up to find out what that'd be like.
02:20
June 21, 2021
Metaphorical Life
What's on the outside of your head is probably a mirror of what's on the inside of your head. Let me think about this a bit and get back to you. But while I'm doing that - make sure you don't get slapped in the head by any wet branches overhanging the paths you walk on today.
02:26
June 20, 2021
Just Be
Maybe we were all wild once ...
02:25
June 19, 2021
Take Vitamins
It's not enough to just eat bags of crisps all day long. You need something more. Bet you can't guess what!
02:24
June 18, 2021
Just Good
When you wake up in the morning and get on with being yourself without bothering what other people are getting on with being then life is just ...
02:26
June 17, 2021
Bed Time
You just gotta know when to stop and fall into bed. Like, around about now.
02:21
June 16, 2021
Justin Bieber
Not a fan? Then this is ideal for you. If you are a fan then gonna listen to some of Justin's songs instead.
02:30
June 15, 2021
Burning Fat
Here's the thing - there are only two indicators that you're burning fat from your body. Listen to this episode of Sklugoo Speaks to find out what they are. Intriguing, right? Oh, by the way - I'm not a doctor. Not many small, green, meditating frogs are. 🐸
02:34
June 14, 2021
Push Yourself
If you don't go up then you're going to go down. Because, let's face it - nothing stays the same, right? So go up. Go on. Get better.
02:10
June 13, 2021
Think Conservation
Conservation is nothing to do with politics and nothing to do with talking to people, it's about doing things practically in your own life that increase the likelihood of the world surviving a lot longer than a few decades. So, yeah - be nice to the planet - get up on your hind legs and walk to the shops (or wherever you're going) instead of driving.
02:15
June 12, 2021
Golden Balls
What would you say to a princess who had lost her golden ball and you were the only one that could retrieve it? It's kinda unlikely that you'd go all-out for a kiss; even if you were a cunningly disguised prince. Which I'm not. Well, not that I'm aware of anyway.
02:30
June 10, 2021
Avoiding Anxiety
Sometimes, the things we do, to cut anxiety from our lives, can, themselves, cause anxiety. Like, if you don't like the unpredictable nature of life you can set up routines. But if you set up too many routines, that take too much time, then this can be a cause of anxiety itself. The trick is to have a balance. There, I've given away the whole point of this episode of Sklugoo Speaks. Ah, never mind - listen anyway just for the joy of hearing my voice.
02:37
June 9, 2021
Banishing Gloom
You want to know how to banish gloomy thoughts from your mind? Well yeah, so did I. And then I realised how!
02:16
June 8, 2021
Mostly Birds
Just wondering where all the birds go at night. Answers on a postcard please to the usual address.
02:23
June 7, 2021
Species Differences
Plants are all over the place. Frogs live amongst them, even when they're in a pond or on a kitchen windowledge, but they don't take that much notice of them. Humans live amongst plants too but, for different reasons to frogs (mainly to do with mobile phones), don't notice them much neither. But maybe they should. Listen up.
02:53
June 6, 2021
Proceeding Unprofessionallly
Ah, what to do? I'm a Jack of all kinds of trades but I've never really put my back into becoming a master of any particular one. I mean, sure, I enjoy myself as I loiter from interest to interest, but I've never stayed in any one place long enough to establish myself. Not sure that it's a massive problem, though. It's just the way I am. And you still love me, right?
02:29
June 5, 2021
Gathered Thoughts
Sometimes (sometimes?) Okay, always (better)... My thoughts are always scattered. That's fine most of the time but I sometimes need them to be organised (surprisingly, not that often) and so I look for boxes to put them in. No, not boxes. Frameworks is a better word (not per se, but just for this (and similar) occasion(s)) and so, well, where do we find these framework boxes? Well, there are lots. Buddhism is one and I guess all religions, spiritualities, philosophies, cults and other systems of thought are others too. So, yeah - if you want to stop having scattered thoughts then put your mind in a box. Just make sure you choose a nice one. Okay?
02:25
June 4, 2021
Difficult Stuff
If the world seems too complicated then you're probably over-thinking it. Do yourself a favour and keep it simple.
02:15
June 3, 2021
Beer Garden
Another one of those lazy mornings in an empty beer garden - you know the kinda thing I mean. Its, like, yeah - nothing to do until opening time, which could well be a million hours away. Is this a sunny daydream? Yeah, why not, man!
02:26
June 2, 2021
Radio Nature
Nature is just so very wonderful. Imagine, for a moment, that you're not listening to a podcast but instead have tuned into... erm... Well, imagine that you have tuned into nature!
02:34
June 1, 2021
Different Things
Acorns are different things from sweetcorns, despite them both having the word 'corn' in them. Similarly, don't eat the corns from your feet (or anyone else's feet) because that'd be just nasty. I hope that clears a few things up for you.
02:31
May 31, 2021
Mother Cow
So I says to this cow "you cow!" and can you guess what happened next? Yep, the cow made a long noise, which I guess could best be translated as you human!"
02:15
May 30, 2021
Banana Forlese
You don't want to listen to this one. Honest. And that isn't some kind if reverse psychology bullpoop. There are things that are worth saying and then there's this. You have been warned.
02:13
May 29, 2021
Underneath Consciousness
I wonder if anyone reads these descriptions before they decide whether to listen (or not) and I wonder if they realise that if they do decide to listen, it not a conscious decision - it's actually their sub-consciousness that decides for them. Strange, but true. If you're interested (or, to be more exact, your sub-consciouness is interested) here's an article in National Geographic that talks about it: https://api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/science/article/unconscious-brain-activity-shapes-our-decisions
02:26
May 28, 2021
Love Thoughts
Love is as much a mystery to me as it (probably) is to you but this I know: you can't learn about it by reading books or listening to podcasts. Hey wait - come back - where you going?
02:23
May 27, 2021
Plant Power
Plants are really powerful. Chances are that it's not the meek that'll inherit the earth, it's plants. Seriously - there are loads of them!
02:45
May 26, 2021
Sharing Stuff
Rather than keeping stuff to ourselves and creating several billion tiny castles, perhaps it might be nice to share stuff so that we can be stronger together. Just a thought.
02:29
May 25, 2021
Pasta Cuddles
Pasta Shells are the most infuriating creatures jn the whole of existence, and I'll tell you why ...
02:22
May 24, 2021
Rubber Limbs
Being an erudite (clever) exposition (talk) about the ramifications (causes and effects) of rubber arms and legs. You know, like when you've been slept funny and you wake up to find that your arm (or leg) has gone to sleep.
02:41
May 23, 2021
No Um
Being specifically my attempt not to say the word 'um' for two whole minutes, which is freakishly difficult actually. Go on - try it yourself if you don't believe me!
02:15
May 22, 2021
WTOP News
So, there are a lot of listeners to this podcast in Seattle, which is in Washington DC, which is in the United States ot America (which is in the world). Being the curious frog I am I wonder why this is and so I reached out to WTOP News to ask them to ask their listeners to solve this mystery for me. Is it people, frogs or robots listening? I'm keeping an ear on WTOP News; hopefully my segment will come up real soon.
02:22
May 21, 2021
Taylor Swift
Just to be clear - I'm not Taylor Swift. But if I was ...
02:15
May 20, 2021
Good Morning
Even trivial things that, on a scale of one to ten in terms of importance are a solid one; things that you will have forgotten six months down the line are opportunities to change the way we interact with people and the world. They can enable to to learn about the ways in which we can influence others for the better and turn trivialities into positivities. An appropriate and effective response to a minor challenge can teach us to choose better responses in the future. So, yeah - Good Morning.
02:33
May 19, 2021
Wonderful Person
There's this part of your brain (I'll tell you what it's called in a bit) that actively finds evidence for anything that's on your mind and tells you all about it. So if, for example, you were to think 'I am a wonderful person' then it would straight away tell you all the things that make that true. Great, huh! So, here's the science: it's called the Reticular Activating System, or RAS for short. Tell all your friends.
02:16
May 18, 2021
Grumpy People
I contest that people (and frogs) that seem like grumpy people (or frogs) on the outside actually have a rich and fruitful inner life that we should try to draw out of them by giving them space (and time) to express themselves. A Man Called Ove certainly falls into this category of people (or frogs).
02:19
May 17, 2021
Our Nature
We have many parts to our natures. Saving lives and saying 'good morning' is one part but there are others. Like, if you gave over a whole continent to dogs then they'd be free to follow their own natures, but I'm not sure the rabbits would be very appreciative. So, yeah - follow your best nature. Good morning.
02:35
May 16, 2021
Personal Choice
People are sane enough, except when they're not and if they're not sane then maybe it's okay to help them, even if they don't want to be helped, but what if it's a whole country that's insane; what do you do then? Ove would probably say to leave them alone. Particularly if they don't consider themselves to be insane. What do you think?
02:44
May 15, 2021
Opposites Attract
A Man Called Ove gets on really well with his wife who has a really different nature to him. He's a lot like her dad, who's passed away and so maybe Ove's a replacement dad. Ove's wife colours in a lot of the blank spaces in Ove's life so maybe that's why he's attracted to her. Interesting.
02:25
May 14, 2021
Loving Neighbours
A Man called Ove has neighbours and they have him and, although it can be challenging, there's a lot of benefit that can be had from getting on with your neighbours.
02:20
May 13, 2021
Deeper Understanding
Wouldn't it be cool if people had instruction books so that others could get to know them better? Maybe we should each write our own. Or, at the very least, have a podcast.
02:30
May 12, 2021
The Interview
Sklugoo is interviewed and brings up many important things like the fact that he is alive and that meditation can bring about an inner calm that can stop you from getting upset.
02:10
May 11, 2021
Try Talking
Thoughts are like birds: sometimes they fly by and sometimes they flock around your head cawing. If you want to be rid of a thought it's beat to acknowledge it somehow. You can either write a list of them or you can talk about them. Either way, this 'naming' of things somehow gives you power over them. Just try it.
02:13
May 10, 2021
Placebo Effect
There are, so they say, five stages to grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) and it seems to me that people think that these are, like, bad things. I reckon that denial is actually good because it acts like the placebo effect and cures stuff. Never underestimate the power of the mind. But that's just me. Don't buy it if you've prodded it and found it isn't ripe.
02:31
May 9, 2021
Mrs Thatcher
Politics polarises people but frogs tend to be immune to that because not many of them hold positions of absolute power in political parties and so, yeah - I figure it's okay for me to talk briefly on the subject. Here's a place for you to reply if you want to: https://sklugoospeaks.wordpress.com/
02:25
May 8, 2021
This Feeling
You can't beat the feeling of being... being what? Alone with nature? At one with nature? Surrounded by life? In the midst of life? Away from it all? Together with everything? Anyways, it's a good feeling to be here. Hope you're having a great day wherever you are. And that you're feeling good.
02:20
May 7, 2021
Me Time
It's not that easy to find a little 'me time' when you need it and if you're an introvert like me then you do need it. But if you look hard enough then you'll find your sweet spot in the middle of a field leaning against a goalpost (yeah, I know - it's not technically a 'field' if there are goalposts in it) and you'll be good for a while. But if you need more space than that then watch out because it's sometimes not so hot to get what you wish for, right?
02:34
May 6, 2021
Circling Around
The circle of life is not something Disney invented for the Lion King. Nope, it's some bonkers thing that some people are driven to travel around day after day after day. Some things need to be broken, right?
02:25
May 5, 2021
Better Legs
If we had a variety of ways that we walked then we'd stretch different muscles each time we went out and would end up with better legs. Here are a few examples for your delectation ...
02:15
May 4, 2021
Getting Wet
Don't worry about getting wet. I mean, look at me - I don't bother about that at all. Possibly this is something to do with me being a small, green, naked, meditating frog, possibly not - who knows.
02:19
May 4, 2021
Multigenerational Connectivity
Old people have experience of stuff that kids don't know about and kids know stuff that old people can never have dreamt of so wouldn't it be great if it had be some kind of scheme where they meet up and share their strength with each other? I think so.
02:17
May 2, 2021
Square Metre
You ever sat down and looked at a random square metre of outsideness? There's probably loads of stuff there that I can't see but here's the stuff I can...
02:21
May 1, 2021
Time Spent
Seven ways you possibly live your life according to which room in the house you spend the most time in. Totally made up and not based on science so don't sue me if'n you're nothing like this. Be fun, have fun.
02:25
April 30, 2021
Chicken Calypso
I wrote a whole Calypso from scratch and sang it, despite not being a Trini. Listen and weep (oh but you will weep).
02:05
April 29, 2021
Series Two
Welcome to Series Two of Sklugoo Speaks - a podcast by me, a small, green, meditating frog sat on a kitchen windowledge. There are changes afoot and... okay, stop reading now and take a listen. I'll explain.
02:19
April 29, 2021
Tree
Upside-down grows the tree, with branch-tips and buds going further from the sun than ever I was from love. What's the import of a small, red car to a small, green frog?
01:26
April 29, 2021
Grateful
The world is, like, so big and rich and there are depths of wonderment wherever we look, whenever it's inside the mind of a stranger or the grass at our feet or even in our own experience. Dude - be grateful!
01:17
April 28, 2021
Vegetarian
Anyone know any good vegetarian jokes? No, me neither. But I tried my best.
01:19
April 27, 2021
Connections
I have this theory that there are hidden passages between things that connect them in unusual and unexpected ways. So that means that if you have a problem with one aspect of your life, it can be fixed by making adjustments to a totally different part of your life. I dunno - maybe I'm wrong, so perhaps just give it a go.
01:13
April 27, 2021
Sign
Spring has sprung and the flowers are smattering the grass with little splashes of colour and signs are appearing on the grass with messages like "bag it and take it away" and the doga are, like - what?!
01:07
April 26, 2021
Impersonator
Did you hear the one about the frog-impersonator ...
01:21
April 26, 2021
Loop
Even if you're workng from home you can still walk to work. And I don't mean go up and down the stairs a few times and circle the spare bedroom, I mean that you can go outside and loop your way into some green spot and hug a tree or two on the way. Just enjoy yourself for a few minutes before you get down to the daily grind.
01:06
April 26, 2021
Ants
Seen from above, people are a little like two-legged ants. Seen from below ... erm - forget that; it's too dark down there to see anything.
01:33
April 26, 2021
Tickertape
As a small, green, meditating frog I've learned many things about the mind and one of the must useful is about the nature of thoughts and how to stop them causing problems for us.
01:20
April 25, 2021
Comedy
Despite probably not having a promising future in stand-up comedy I did think up a joke today. It's about lettuce.
01:22
April 25, 2021
Importance
Some things come and go very quickly, but there a lot of them. Other things come and go more slowly and there are few of them. Which are the most important?
01:15
April 24, 2021
Allergies
This morning's burning question: what do you do when you have allergies and so you want to send your fingernails to be tested to find out what they are but you can't cut your nails yet (in case they die (or something)) because the instructions for the testing kit haven't arrived yet but at the same time you want to dry your ears (from the shower) with a little piece of tissue-paper at the end of your little finger but you can't do that because your fingernail is too long!!
01:11
April 24, 2021
Obesity
I wasn't thinking about fat people or even thin people but I was thinking about how to change from one to the othe andI think I have the bare bones of the latest diet. Have a listen and see what you think.
01:25
April 23, 2021
Opinions
I mean, like, opinions are okay, so long as we don't try to make others eat them without a garnish or a side-salad or at least a dash of salt and pepper.
01:10
April 22, 2021
Supradimensionary
A confession for you - I'm not a small, green, meditating frog sat on a kitchen window-ledge.
01:15
April 22, 2021
Off
You know what would be a really great meditation: like, if all your senses were turned off and you were just there in a formless void. That'd be cool, right?
01:07
April 21, 2021
Aimless
Why have a destination when a journey can be just as enjoyable. Here's to aimlessness.
01:17
April 21, 2021
Mathematically
Lots of things are mathematically possible. Here are a few of them for your entertainment ...
01:07
April 20, 2021
Eco
Seven ways to be more green that you'll not find if you search the internet (unless you happen across this podcast).
01:14
April 20, 2021
Sheep
Sheep, I got your picture on the wall, sheep, I love you most of all.
01:02
April 19, 2021
Goodbye
Goodbye doesn't mean loss when you make something or someone a part of yourself. Goodbye doesn't exist when you are one.
01:28
April 19, 2021
Traffic
Traffic is not just about cars and trains and the rush of bodies from home to work or school and back again. Traffic is about life. Listen.
01:13
April 19, 2021
Tolerate
Haha, I just did this and turned my allergies down from a nine to a two. I told my body it could deal with the pollen and I just opened my eyes, nose and mouth to let it all in ... and out. My nose has stopped running and my eyes arent itching and my throat is still a little tight, but that'll pass. Not bad for a small, green, meditating frog, right?
01:24
April 18, 2021
Appreciate
Pause, once in a while, to listen to the flowers, smell the bees and taste the birdsong in your hair. Appreciate the journey as well as the destination.
01:23
April 18, 2021
Play
Play your part and play it well and when the time comes to leave the stage then take a bow and just move on.
01:09
April 18, 2021
Listen
I don't want your love or your houses or your tolerance or your money or your chocolate (okay, maybe just a little piece of chocolate). No, none of those things. I just want you to lend me your ears for a few seconds. Okay?
01:15
April 17, 2021
Alone
They call us lonely when we're really just alone.
01:24
April 16, 2021
Transcendence
If I can move so far, in my mind, beyond this small, green, froggy body then just think how far I can go when I slip beyond this costume completely. What an adventure that'll be!
01:14
April 16, 2021
Song
Life is a song. Everything's a song. Listen up and I'll prove it.
01:03
April 15, 2021
Spiders
People are like spiders - they're all over the place. A whole planet full of people. And spiders. And it's a close call as to which are more creepy.
01:17
April 15, 2021
Humble
You might be right, but then again - you might not be, and it's really difficult to figure out which it is. Next time you're at loggerheads with someone - remember this and, hopefully, humility'll wash over you and make everything alright. Then you can both calm down and have a lovely day.
01:38
April 14, 2021
Death
They (in books) say that there are four things that you need to sort out or acknowledge before you die: the good things you did for others (that's love), the bad things you did to others (conciliate (look it up)), the good things others did for you (thank them) and the bad things others did to you (forgive them). And if you don't? Well, that's where reincarnation (or haunting) comes in, I guess. Hmm.
01:06
April 14, 2021
Football
Chicken Radio tells me that his team are losing and I get that it's about this thing called football and, for me, I'm not going to have anything to do with that because it makes people sad. I don't like to be sad.
01:16
April 13, 2021
Radio
There are serial killers in our neighborhood. I tuned into Chicken Radio to find out about them. Listen up and I'll tell you more!
01:21
April 13, 2021
Words
With there being so many easy words in all the many languages of the world you'd think that people wouldn't have to use long, complicated ones. Hmm; think again.
01:08
April 12, 2021
Creams
What would you do if you found that all the creams for moisturising and protecting your skin from the sun were tightening your throat? You'd find out about it, right? You'd, like, get yourself tested for allergens and sh..tuff, yes? Hmm.
01:05
April 12, 2021
Beautiful
How did I get by the river to see this beautiful morning? Am I an astral-travelling frog after all? Surely not. There must be a better explanation, right?
01:20
April 11, 2021
Flippers
Frogs and guitars don't always mix but that just life, right? You got to take the ringing strings with the flubs but overall - just try to hit the right notes as often as you can.
01:01
April 10, 2021
Anxiety
Overcoming anxiety is difficult for me because I never feel anxious. I mean, hey, what's a small, green, meditating frog to to be anxious about! Yep, that's right - nuffink.
01:13
April 10, 2021
Yorkshire
There's more to Yorkshire than a broad accent. Struggling to think of what that might be right now. But there definitely is.
01:14
April 9, 2021
Trees
In these times of blah, blah, blah get yourself out there into nature and high-five the trees. Trees are cool and will make you feel better even if you don't feel it straight away. And listen to the birds too. They're nice.
01:22
April 9, 2021
Nothing
Lots of little things don't make for anything much more interesting than nothing, which is precisely what I have to say today. Looking on the bright side though, I do say it with flowers.
01:28
April 8, 2021
Mouth
I know a great joke about a widemouth frog but this ain't that. This is about opening my mouth and moving my lips when I speak so that I can be more easily understood.
01:14
April 7, 2021
Blind
Being blind is probably more interesting than you think, and probably way more difficult too. Try walking with your eyes closed to get a taste. But do stay safe.
01:20
April 7, 2021
Options
Because there's such a huge variety of people in the world I've started to give them options as to what they can get from me. Listen up for my three responses to "how are you?" I guarantee you'll be enthralled.
01:05
April 7, 2021
Responsibility
Blame me for everything, it's fine. All that means is that I get all the power. With great power comes great responsibility, which I guess is exactly what I'm saying, right? Don't answer that - I already know.
01:27
April 6, 2021
Water
Getting soaked is great. It's the getting dry again that's the problem. Unless, that is, you're a small, green frog, like what I am.
01:18
April 6, 2021
Watching
There are others in this place apart from my Chicken Disciples and Snarf. Sometimes these 'others' watch me and sometimes, that can be creepy, but mostly it's okay (but I have to meditate a lot for it to be so).
01:16
April 5, 2021
Moods
Can a small, green, meditating frog sat on a kitchen window ledge in York, UK really detect your mood from your tone of voice? Give me a listen and you'll find out.
01:20
April 5, 2021
Specifics
Getting from A to B needs specific directions. You can't navigate to a particular eating emporium by looking for directions to South Yorkshire (or whatever). In the same way, if you want to change then be specific about what it is you want to change.
01:06
April 4, 2021
Nostrils
Sklugoo doesn't have nostril hairs buy he still knows a thing or two about how ticklish they can be. Listen up for a great way to stop hayfever from bothering you so much.
01:13
April 4, 2021
Chocolate
Your chocolates are mine. You shall have none. Chocolate's not for sharing - not never ever. Me likea lotta choccy all at once. Give me chocolate until forever. Here's why ...
01:15
April 4, 2021
Potato
Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato. Potato.
01:26
April 4, 2021
Rules
There are good rules and there are bad rules but, being the rebel that I am, I can't think of any good ones right now - but I can think of a bad one. Listen in to find out what it is.
01:08
April 3, 2021
Rat
Bugs and slugs and all manner of beasts including a rat that shall not pass into the garage because there's a plaster cast hedgehog guarding the door. And you'd have thought a rat wouldn't have taken much notice - but it did!
01:25
April 3, 2021
Nothing
After years and years of trying to think about nothing I've finally realised ...
01:18
April 3, 2021
Universe
I am the frog at the end of the universe - what more can there possibly be to say after a revelation like that? Listen to find out.
01:05
April 3, 2021
Persistence
The Persistence of Memory is a 1931 painting by artist Salvador Dalí. The persistence we have to go on speaking, even when we think we've said it all, is a wonderful feature we share. Never give up; not never ever.
01:13
April 2, 2021
Snarf
Snarf is a dragon on the far reaches of this windowledge. Mostly he just sits there but I can sense a dangerous fire burning deep within his primal mind. He can fly and sometimes he screeches in an eerie kind of a dragony way. Eek!
01:07
April 2, 2021
Dark
Have you ever stared into the darkness to see what there is to see when there's no light on your open eyes? Well, I have. I'm a small, green, meditating frog, so what do you expect?
01:06
April 1, 2021
Homebody
My heart is on this windowledge along with the rest of me and I hope they'll stay together for a long time, maybe even as long as those two two-hundred year old frogs in the pond have been around. Here's hoping.
01:15
April 1, 2021
Resurrection
Life and death in the raw! Well, in the back garden that is. Well, not so much death as a kind of a resurrection. No pigeons were harmed in the making of this podcast.
01:11
March 31, 2021
Brothers
The discovery of the ruins of an ancient civilisation in the back garden has led to me, a small, green frog, being united with my brothers - freshly returned from back in the midst of time!
01:10
March 31, 2021
Gardening
In which Sklugoo says how lawnmowers, grass and small, green frogs are never a good combination and that gardening is better as a spectator sport.
01:27
March 30, 2021
Reading
No, not the town in England and no, nothing to do with books, this is about me reading your mind. Have a listen and see (hear) how I got on.
01:14
March 30, 2021
Audience
How do you get an audience? How do you get people to listen to you? How can a small, green, meditating frog gather disciples? Heck if'n I know!
01:08
March 29, 2021
Sunshine
Want to know what a small, green frog on a kitchen window ledge thinks about sunshine? Then press the play button and prepare yourself for a treat!
01:28
March 29, 2021
Fair
All of us are nature's favourites - every single one of us without exception. We don't get picked on or pulled down by nature. We're all equal and lovely.
01:14
March 28, 2021
People
Some say that people are strange and yeah, they might be right, but I'm people too and I'm not really that strange. Well, not as far as small, green frogs living on kitchen windowledges go.
01:22
March 28, 2021
Hair
When you're in lock down - cut your own hair. Or let it grow long - I really don't care. At the end of the day - a frog ain't a bear. I'm wonderfully slippy - but no need to stare.
01:11
March 28, 2021
Micronaps
The clocks went back I got less sleep last night. Guess what happens when I sit still when I haven't had enough sleep! No, not quite narcolepsy, but close enough.
01:14
March 28, 2021
Me
Charlene, by 1977, had been to Georgia and California (and anywhere she could run) but I've been somewhere she never could manage to reach. Can you guess where?
01:29
March 27, 2021
Curvature
Einstein had some thought about space-time curvature that I won't go into now because what I'm interested in is walls that blend into ceilings. Bubble life, anyone?
01:14
March 27, 2021
Tomorrow
If'n you have to let go of the past, or something in the past, or someone who's gone then don't worry so much. You don't know what tomorrow's gonna bring.
01:18
March 26, 2021
Spacesuit
No, I'm not getting out of this cute, little frog spacesuit - no way, José! Listen up and I'll tell you why ...
01:11
March 26, 2021
Chocolate
If you're going to have an addiction then choose a nice one that doesn't have any really bad side-effects but if those side-effects do annoy anyone then give up your addiction. People are more important.
01:21
March 25, 2021
Obviates
The life span of your average green frog is ten years but that don't apply to me because I'm going to live forever, baby! Meditation obviates a lot of bad stuff, y'know.
01:04
March 25, 2021
Disciples
Birds and birds and birds, flocking around the house like flocking things. I just realised what they're here for!
01:13
March 24, 2021
Live
Live as if you were living for the second time and had acted as wrongly the first time as you're about to act now. Thanks, Viktor.
01:08
March 24, 2021
Opposite
If you want to be happy then listen to this list of things I've seen in my life and then do the exact opposite.
01:16
March 23, 2021
Money
Small, green frogs called Sklugoo don't actually need that much money and so, for now at least, all these riches are given to you free. You're welcome.
01:11
March 23, 2021
Frankl
There was this dude that survived the concentration camps and stayed sane and he did it by choosing to be happy. Yay Viktor Frankl.
01:11
March 22, 2021
Robots
The robots are coming! Ah, but don't worry - they're harmless (so far) but they are coming and you're going to have to get used to them.
01:09
March 22, 2021
Sunday
Sunday is a day of rest, except if you're a little, green, meditating frog called Sklugoo. Or if you're old.
01:24
March 21, 2021
Junk
Even spammers are people (unless they're robots) and they need love too so don't hate on them so much. They're just doing their best to get by.
01:09
March 20, 2021
Punt
A small frog called Sklugoo punts words at you hoping it brightens your day in some way. Be love.
01:07
March 20, 2021
Drinking
Sklugoo doesn't get out much, being as he lives on a window-ledge in a kitchen, so his experience of alcohol is limited to watching.
01:12
March 19, 2021
Visions
Close your eyes and then turn them off so that you don't just see the black. Beyond the black is a whole whirl of light and pattern: visions.
01:07
March 19, 2021
Voice
There are frogs who have famous voices but I'm not going to try to be like that. I'm going to be me and Miss Piggy can go suck her teeth.
01:07
March 18, 2021
Friends
Tell all you friends about Sklugoo because Sklugoo is great and if he's to have 33 million eDisciples by the end of the century then we need to get a move on.
01:10
March 18, 2021
Overcoming
If you want to be nervous then you can be. But it's best not to be. Not because Sklugoo says so, but because it's true.
01:04
March 17, 2021
Comedian
I prefer squatting or jumping to being stood still and so stand-up comedy for me would be a bit of a leap.
01:17
March 17, 2021
Mechanics
The mechanics of meditation are like tomato seeds - pretty to look at but not so are easy to pick up. Concentrate, though, and you do it.
01:05
March 16, 2021
Odd
One of my eyes is bigger than the other and I have a beauty spot but that's okay because I'm an individual frog. I'm Sklugoo.
01:13
March 16, 2021
Continue
Life is good, but there will be setbacks. Not everyone will support you. When it gets tough - take a deep breath ... and continue. You'll get through.
01:20
March 15, 2021
Sunshine
When Sklugoo sings on sunshiny days he doesn't do it like any old crazy frog, he does it properly, and he has a lovely voice.
01:03
March 15, 2021
Green
Sklugoo loves the colour of his skin because green is the colour of grass and grass is cool and cool things are good, right?
01:04
March 15, 2021
Covid
Get the jab, amigos, and be immune to Covid like moi. You'll then be able to lick any mail that drops through your letterbox (but don't).
01:04
March 14, 2021
Meditation
This is the one where Sklugoo talks about meditation and bedbugs. Not that they're related at all. Not even distant cousins. So there.
01:05
March 14, 2021
Food
In which I tell you that I don't eat flies but that my disciples might eat the odd worm or two (they say that odd worms taste the best).
01:03
March 13, 2021
Love
Love Sklugoo style never involves me visiting you in your dreams so get that thought right out of your head.
01:06
March 13, 2021
March 12, 2021
00:35
March 12, 2021