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Tips, tricks, tactics and tech to get more from our daily lives. Hosted by Dave Thackeray.
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Thinking Digital 2022 (#TDC22)
Another amazing achievement from Newcastle tech scene's head boy and girl - Herb Kim and Emma Turnbull. Another masterclass in community building - and jaw dropping. A bouquet of magical memories to last a lifetime...
May 25, 2022
Cheap eats and fleek beats
Skittish about your future or want to save cash at the checkout? Join Dave for a lovely wander down by Southport's Marine Lake...
May 11, 2022
I'm having a HEART O THACK!
Effective immediately the Thacknology podcast is Heart o Thack. It's about growth, perseverance and absolute nonsense. Get it NOW at
April 28, 2022
Podcasting for internal communications
There is an unending list of immense benefits for organisations charming their colleagues with personality and passion packed podcasts. If you're looking for a truly transformational tactic for your IC strategy, let's get on it!
April 25, 2022
LUXE LISTINGS SYDNEY and The Art of the Impossible
A wonderful new format for an already wonderfully palatable pod. Tell me if it made you sizzle - or spew.
April 03, 2022
I just threw it all in a pan
For the first time in forever I cooked a meal from scratch that was more delicious than the first time I saw that black and white photo of Cindy Crawford. I want you to feel confident in the kitchen. Your journey starts here.
March 23, 2022
Hamboner over Allison Robicelli's The Edible Erotic Adventures of Esmerelda Poppingcorn
Who doesn't want their newsletters dripping with juicy ham and moist misadventures? Esmerelda's debauched chronicles are the latest in a long line of literary lasciviousness but the very first fodder of this genre from this master baker turned goddess of girded loins. Allison's got a winner on her hands with The Edible Erotic Adventures of Esmerelda Poppingcorn and you can - SHOULD - read it now. Get Esmerelda while she's hot at Follow Allison on Twitter at and on Insta -
February 15, 2022
The Responder on BBC iPlayer
Martin Freeman stars as a Scouse bobby with more than his fair share of personal and professional angst. Is it worth your time?
February 05, 2022
The Lottery Ticket by Anton Chekhov
You'll never hear a worse rendition of Russian accents so tuck in for a quarter-hour of unintentional comedy against the backdrop of a slightly amusing tale of betrayal, greed and numbers.
January 19, 2022
Finger food and Celebs Go Dating
You never know what you're gonna get - like the best line in Forrest Gump. On today's variety pack we had another crack at Protobot ( to come up with a catchy brand for lickable finger polish. That and a recap of last night's Celebs Go Dating and why you should never commit to a project that doesn't give you the flutters.
January 18, 2022
50 top-class cooking hacks
I read an article on America's Test Kitchen all about how to improve your kitchen craft with 50 tweaks. Man, it's insanely useful. Get those 50 hacks, here: On today's show I also natter about some other stuff like trying to find teachers who are actually good, and helping businesses get their sh!t together.
January 14, 2022
Explicit content
Whatever we're doing in life requires way more context than it's given. Today's show reiterates the importance of context when you're asking someone to do something. The reason you don't get what you want is often because you're not being clear or EXPLICIT in your request. Just by reading that you saved 13 minutes listening to me. All the hacks, people!
January 14, 2022
Square pegs and round holes
Find yourself one thing you love doing and love doing it more. That's the secret for smashing 2022.
January 12, 2022
Sell the sizzle: 11 January 2022
Pig's heart finally crosses the Rubicon to human cavity - man delighted. Woman marries pink, not the rock star. Other woman thinks better of it and marries herself, instead. This and lots more on today's Thacknology, your alternative round-up of the day's events.
January 12, 2022
Boiling Point featuring Stephen Graham
You have to watch this. It is an extraordinary movie on so many levels. Grab yourself a VIP seat and get into it. Delicious stuff.
January 09, 2022
Crash bam whack oosh fulsk
You'll only listen to this shizz if you're up for a bit of fun so I ain't even gonna bother with meaningful titles. JUST ENJOY IT.
January 09, 2022
Feeling yourself
What does it mean to be the real you? It means having the courage to do what others don't. To challenge the norm - and to define your own. I spent 47 ywars trying to put my square peg in a round hole. Now all the holes are square. Find out why - and how you can find your own.
January 04, 2022
Southport Market
I'm gloomy. In that enthusiastically gloomy way that characterises those moments when I despair but with the joy of optimism in my heart. Please join me for a peer inside the circus tent that is Southport Market, a brand new food destination for the North West's best seaside resort.
July 25, 2021
Virgin River
I want simple. We deserve, need, simple. That's the subject of today's audio adventure. And this crazy-fun Netflix series. Hugely recommended. Come along - it's a fun ride.
July 16, 2021
In Therapy with The Mule
Catching up with some great short watches and long indulgences. In Therapy is a great fly on the wall drama about fictional patients and their patient therapist. The Mule is an astonishing movie starring Clint Eastwood, who somehow still commands the set with one foot in the grave.
July 13, 2021
Saturday Success Summit - what's up, y'all?
Happy weekend to ya. Even with just hours to go until England meets its fate - triumphant quarter-finalists, or triumphant in defeat - you've still got time to catch feels on the past week. With #AudioMo well and truly wrapped for another year, I've been lucky enough to dive into new things. And discover new truths about how to be better. Because that's all this show is about. How, together, we can be better. Let's get into it.
July 03, 2021
That's all, folks!
#AudioMo is AudioNo more. For 11 months. What a blast! Congrats everyone who stayed the course. Let's do it again soon!
June 30, 2021
One left. Alright.
In 29 days of #AudioMo I've never been less inspired. Even then, today's episode is still a ripper. Love Island's begun. There's a plant in Israel knocking out 5,000 meaty burgers a day - with nary an animal in sight. Let's get some!
June 29, 2021
Love Island 2021 - IT'S ON!
Meet your cast for this year's spectacle of sex, sass and sauce. And talking about sauce - find out what happened when I tried to make risotto the Wolfgang Puck way...
June 28, 2021
Sunday smorgasbord
I love you. I love wind. I love word. I love to wend. Imagine the delight incoming on coalescence of this provocative troika.
June 27, 2021
Fish and ships
My heart belongs to Warnemunde. It's the prettiest port. A model. The perfect segue to what comes next.
June 26, 2021
Heart and flours
Who knew making a big mess of bedwear would lead to winning a client pitch!
June 25, 2021
Manage your knowledge
There's a movement to capture everything we know in a way we can find it. Building a second brain. Knowledge management. I use Obsidian. It's free. It works. And it connects to cloud storage. - go get it!
June 24, 2021
Lovely stuff
Nice little meander and natter for today. Brief bit of bants about Seth and Matt but otherwise it's the rudimentary straight-talking stuff. Look after each other!
June 23, 2021
Long game. Hard yards. Winning.
It's taken 8 weeks to fully form an adult Thack. But the results are already starting to bear fruit across my lives. A happier, more confident me. And if you follow some of the advice in this show - you, too, can live a Florida lifestyle!
June 22, 2021
Prime for fascism
It's Prime Day (of two) and I'm becoming increasingly concerned by the frothily fascist bent of GBNews. Far right AND far out. I'm in a proper pre-Tuesday tizz.
June 21, 2021
Safety net
Refuse to change and you refuse to succeed. Just ask Yahoo!
June 20, 2021
Flipping disgrace
What do you do with a utility that's essential to our safety and security - the very lowest tier in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs? Why, you monetize it! Today I'm on a rant about the housing market and why pandemic-spawned landlords and flippers are the scourge of society. Profiting from others' misfortune, puffing up their savings already inflated by furlough payments. It's #AudioMo Day 19!
June 19, 2021
How to be different
My old boss said I was unmanageable and a maverick and I never thanked her. It was a lesson in appreciation that doing the different takes courage, spirit, strength and single-mindedness. Different isn't what anyone wants. But it's what everyone needs.
June 18, 2021
Deserve more than you get
My headphones keep falling out.
June 17, 2021
What's the matter?
Carbonic anhydrase and P. polycephalum are 2021's graphene. Why? That's why you're here. Let's do this, #AudioMo!
June 16, 2021
To stay the same we gotta change
Contemplative prose for you today. Writer of wrongs. Where next?
June 15, 2021
Book off!
We are surrounded by the most magical mouths and minds and thankfully those Supersonic souls are arranged neatly within the hallowed halls of #AudioMo. Their job of the day is simple - to impart their list enjoyable reads of 2021.
June 14, 2021
Ice lolly classic
Premature ejection of the #AudioMo for 14 June. Celebrating the community, commemorating our collective loveliness, commiserations what could have been...
June 13, 2021
What do YOU do?
Bloody ideas. They're like grains of sand. They get everywhere and when you least want them. But you can't get Beach Powder for ideas. You must just write them down. And so today began. Today's ideas were powering a project for an energy company. Which got me thinking - what do YOU do?
June 13, 2021
Reflections on an interesting week
Musing on writing and how we got here. #AudioMo - day 12.
June 12, 2021
Pen without a pen
Rebooting my content and communications company. No designer. So I trawl the templates. And they dismay me. Restrictions rampant. Foraging for freedom. It's #Nudgestock2021 and #AudioMo. Let's go!
June 11, 2021
Rory to Ruby to revelations
Bread to behavioural science - this week's seen it all. Fall in love with Japanese bread, join me for a one-day BS conference - or a walk on the beach. Welcome to #AudioMo - day 10.
June 10, 2021
The fulfilled you
There are tons of opportunities for you to achieve peak joyfulness. Some of them will soon be in your ears to savour. It's day 9 of #AudioMo. Have a blessed one!
June 09, 2021
Winning by being
Hot from a ropey day Tuesday has gone bounce back ballistic! I have some sassy tips for you on this ep - so stay tuned and attempt to avoid delirium.
June 08, 2021
Welcome to Thacknology!
Think of your mind as the house. Ears as the doors and windows. I'm going to come and Nick Knowles your rooms. Buff up their entrances. Let's make a beautiful home together here at Thacknology - our beautiful retreat where you'll always find me, Dave Thackeray. Every day I'm trawling the web and world for ideas and inspiration to make your life a little more lavish. More often than not it's just a plain old fun factory highlighting things to make us smarter, speedier and smilier. Don't forget to leave me a message if you want something discussed on Thacknology. Stick around. If only to keep me company. And it can only get better from here. Thanks for being you. And for us. Welcome to Team Thacknology!
June 07, 2021
I want you.
I'm obsessed with a heartful missile. Newsletters straight from the soul. Exposed, vulnerable. To know you. And that's today's #AudioMo.
June 07, 2021
That was the week that was. An #AudioMo Week One Lookback.
Big love to all making it here unblemished, unfettered, unaware. Photo from the first-ever Southport Makers Market. Today.
June 06, 2021
Tiny change - big difference.
Day 5 of #AudioMo. Cleanly cutting a melon this morning I cherished mastery of the trivial. Those first principles yield the greatest happiness. Few of us want to nail the basics. I always wanted to be a great guitarist but wanted to fast-forward beyond the beginner's toil. Not how life works. Begin basic. Reap the rewards.
June 05, 2021
Working on a remote revolution
Today's bee in Thack's bonnet is remote working. Why are organisations still grappling with this concept? We're more than a year in and bosses are desperate to restore control of their colleagues. Why? Five reasons. All in this show.
June 04, 2021
Don't be herd. Be heard. #AudioMo for 3 June 2021
I had a job interview today. It was fun. With fun people. Talking about helping people. It made me think what I have become. How I became unmanageable and a maverick. And the value of sharing what makes me, with you. I've come to realise that being a maverick isn't career-limiting. It's a superpower. Mavericks change the world. We all need to be more maverick. Especially as content creators. Want to be heard? Don't be part of the herd.
June 03, 2021
Habits and how to build them. #AudioMo: 2 June 2021
It can even be difficult building a habit around something you love. But it's easy when someone is rooting for you. I will help. Introducing your new accountability buddy - @DaveThackeray on Twitter
June 02, 2021
Welcome to #AudioMo 2021!
We're doing this. 30 days of discovery. No one knows what's coming next - except 29 more of these. Excited to be part of your life. Come be part of mine. --- Send in a voice message:
June 01, 2021