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Unconventional Humans

Unconventional Humans

By Denis Murphy
In this podcast, I explore ideas, thoughts and feelings about life in general as I unravel what it means to be a human being in the modern world.

The podcast is a mix between solo episodes and conversations with authors, computer programmers, therapists, coaches, artists, scientists and outside the box thinkers.
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#22: Jonny Cooper | Jonny Hates Marketing

Unconventional Humans

#175: Schadenfreude
Schadenfreude is a German word that describes the pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.   Website:  If you enjoy the podcast and you would like to support our work you can become a patron of the podcast or simply buy me a coffee:
July 26, 2021
#174: Formidable
An episode about how a single word can stop you from nosediving into a negative thought cycle.
July 19, 2021
#173: Weird & Dark Images
A conversation with Davey Villalobos about some weird and dark images that will appear in my upcoming book - The Edge - finding your creative edge.
July 14, 2021
#172: Unconventional Humans
The new name for the podcast and why I decided to change the name.
July 8, 2021
#171: The Creative Journey
A conversation with Joe James about mental health, growing up and creativity. Joe's Medium and LinkedIn Profiles:
July 2, 2021
#170: Rabbit Holes
Learning to see the world in your own way and negotiating the many rabbit holes of different schools of thought.
June 26, 2021
#169: Ryan A. Bush | Designing the Mind
Ryan A Bush is a designer and thinker focused on building better systems, better people, and a better future. Today we're talking about his new book: Designing the Mind - The Principles of Psychitecture.
June 25, 2021
#168: The Herd Illusion
Navigating the Herd Illusion and gaslighting.
June 16, 2021
#167: Being an Idiot
Some thoughts around the value of letting go of your need to look smart to other people.   Modern Man in Search of a Soul by Carl G. Jung
June 11, 2021
#166: La Thérapie
Some thoughts around different forms of therapy. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
June 6, 2021
#165: Jane Gormley | The Code Institute
Jane Gormley is the Director of Employer Engagement at the Code Institute.
June 1, 2021
#164: Lateral Thinking
An exploration of the benefits of lateral thinking.   Dr Edward de Bono
May 27, 2021
#163: Abstract Thinking
Some thoughts about abstract thinking, what it is and how to start consciously creating your own abstract world.   Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
May 22, 2021
#162: An Illustrated Journey | Ella Byworth
Ella Byworth is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.
May 17, 2021
#161​: The Week I Ruined My Life | Caroline Grace Cassidy
Caroline Grace Cassidy is an Irish film and televisions actress, a screenwriter and an author.   Caroline Grace Cassidy
May 12, 2021
#160​: Icare
Lessons from the Icarus story.   The Icarus Deception
May 7, 2021
#159​: Deep Thinking Misfits
Thoughts to help you reconnect with the deep thinker within.   Learning Mind​  The Power of Misfits
May 2, 2021
#158​: The Surrender Method
When surrendering to the situation is the best problem-solving approach to take.   The Surrender Experiment by Michael A. Singer:​  Aaron Jack:
April 27, 2021
#157​: Quiet
Thoughts and ideas to help you embrace the quiet side of life.   Quiet by Susan Cain​  Quiet Leadership by Carlo Ancelotti
April 22, 2021
#156​: Pointers
Exploring the idea of using labels instead of letting them use you.
April 17, 2021
#155: Dr. Dawson Church | Bliss Brain
Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning science writer with three best-selling books.
April 12, 2021
#154: Eimear O'Neill | Conscious Dating
Eimear O'Neill is a hypnotherapist, mind coach and lover of cacao.
April 7, 2021
#153​: La mélancolie
Explorations on the purpose of melancholy.   Mad in America A Brief History of Melancholy
April 2, 2021
#152: The Zen of Python
8 lessons from the Zen of Python that I apply to my general life.   The Zen of Python Zen Mind Beginner's Mind by Sunryu Suzuki Stefan Mischook
March 28, 2021
#151​: La Tortue
Today's episode talks about taking the tortoise approach to creating a meaningful life.​  Books Referenced   How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie​  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
March 23, 2021
#150​: IMpossible
Today's episode is about working on things that you feel are impossible for you right now.​  Creativity the Perfect Crime
March 17, 2021
#149​: Form v's Function
Today's episode is about how taking a first-principles approach to life where you focus on the function can help you to become more resilient and adaptable.
March 11, 2021
#148​: Dr. Chris Herzig | The Creative Radiologist
Dr Chris Herzig is a radiologist and co-author of the children's book Ocean Animals.
March 5, 2021
#147​: Dr. Russya Connor | The Creative Philosopher
Dr Russya Connor is a speaker, trainer, lecturer, therapist and theatre artist.   Tedx Talk Website
February 27, 2021
#146​: Pomme
Today's episode is about embracing your weirdness and the things that make you feel alive.   Taking My Life Back: D'après une histoire vraie Itsumo Nando Demo interprété par Pomme   Loïc Nottet - Mr/Mme (Bruxelles)
February 21, 2021
#145​: Reverse Engineering
Today's episode is about using reverse engineering in technical fields and how I loosely apply it to more intangible goals.
February 15, 2021
#144: Avatars
Today's episode is about how understanding yourself better will help you to understand who you're creating for.
February 9, 2021
#143: Meta-Learning
Today's episode is about meta-learning and identifying the online charlatans.
February 3, 2021
#142: K.I.S.S
On today's episode, I talk about L.S. Lowry, dealing with complexity and how the K.I.S.S framework helps you as a polymath.
January 28, 2021
#141: Unconscious CULTure
Today's episode talks about groups, unconscious culture and community.
January 22, 2021
#140: Matt Burke | From My Head to My Heart
Matt is a podcaster, a writer, a teacher and a poet.  On today's podcast, we are talking about his book My Head to My Heart:
January 20, 2021
#139: Eleanor Snare | Art at the Core
Eleanor Snare is a writer, artist and teacher. They are a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Arts University.  Their work explores the connection between the earth, emotions and society.
January 16, 2021
#138: Word Play
Today's episode touches on Adlerian psychology, language reframes and energy shifts.
January 9, 2021
#137: Organised Creativity
Today's episode is about finding the balance between logical and creative thinking.
January 2, 2021
#136: Why Podcast?
On today's episode, I talk about some of the reasons why I enjoy podcasting.
December 26, 2020
#135: Why Code?
On today's episode, I explore some of the reasons behind why I code.  Code with Ania Kubów
December 19, 2020
#134: How are You Intelligent?
Inspired by Ken Robinson's book The Element, today I'm talking about the question - how are you intelligent?  The Element
December 16, 2020
#133: Why Write?
On today's episode, I outline some of the not so obvious benefits I get from regularly writing.
December 12, 2020
#132: Dogma
Today's episode is about navigating dogma as a creative person.
December 5, 2020
#131: Jeff Harry | Rediscover Your Play
Jeff Harry is a play coach who combines positive psychology with play. Jeff has worked with companies like Google, Adobe and the NFL.
November 28, 2020
#130: Davey Villalobos | The Illustrator
Today's episode is with Davey Villalobos, the illustrator for my book and my podcast.
November 21, 2020
#129: The Audio Book
Today's episode contains 2 chapters from my Audio Book. Full Version of Audio Book available on Audible:
November 14, 2020
#128: Kaizen
On today's episode, I talk about productivity and the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen.
November 7, 2020
#127: Seth Godin | The Practice
Seth Godin is a teacher, writer and marketer. He is the author of 19 best selling books including Linchpin, Purple Cow, Poke the Box and This is Marketing.    His latest book is called The Practice: Shipping Creative Work:
November 1, 2020
#126: Scripting Languages
I talk about using scripts as a programmer and language hacker and not using them as a podcaster.
October 24, 2020
#125: Tim Steere | The Voice Over Artist
Tim Steere is a sports broadcaster with the BBC, a voice-over artist and the narrator of my audiobook for Taking My Life Back. Taking My Life Back the Audio Book
October 17, 2020
#124: Long Term Thinking
Today's episode is about thinking and executing on a long term approach to your life.
October 10, 2020
#123: Occam's Razor
Today's episode is about Occam's Razor.
October 3, 2020
#122: The Power of Illustration
On today's episode, I talk about why I include artwork in my book and on my podcast.
September 26, 2020
#121: Micheal Hilton | Interrupt Your Story
Today I'm talking to straight-talking men's coach Micheal Hilton.
September 19, 2020
#120: Ikigai
Today's episode is about how to use the Japanese concept Ikigai, 'reason for being', to help you identify your skillsets to create a life you want to live.
September 13, 2020
#119: Thais Gibson | Personal Development School
Today's episode is with the co-founder of the Personal Development School Thais Gibson.
September 6, 2020
#118: False Consensus Bias
Today's episode is about the false consensus bias.
August 30, 2020
#117: Laurence Bradford | Learn to Code with Me
Laurence Bradford is a self-taught front-end developer and the founder of Learn to Code with Me.
August 23, 2020
#116: Defining Genius
On today's episode, I talk about how I think about the word genius.
August 16, 2020
#115: The Dunning Kruger Effect
Today's episode is about how the Dunning Kruger Effect can influence your life and how you understand the world and the people in it.
August 9, 2020
#114: The Inversion Method
Today's episode is about the power of challenging your thoughts and beliefs by thinking in opposites.
August 3, 2020
#113: Perdita Andrews | Speak with Inner Confidence
Today I talk to Perdita Andrews. Perdita is a language and public speaking coach who currently lives in Paris.   If you love the podcast and would like to support it then visit:
July 27, 2020
#112: Paradigm Shift
Today's episode is about the paradigm shift in mindset from a traditional way of thinking about education to a self-education model.
July 20, 2020
#111: Separate Realities
Today's episode is about the implications of understanding the world you live in as your own separate reality.    If you love the podcast and would like to support it then visit:
July 13, 2020
#110: The Power of Words
On today's episode, I talk about the power of reading books, learning a language and putting things into your own words.
July 6, 2020
#109: Jennifer Quattrucci | Educate the Heart
Jennifer Quattrucci is a teacher, author and fashionista.
July 3, 2020
#108: The Artistic Nuance
Today's episode is about actively discovering the nuance in your life to unleash your inner artist.
June 29, 2020
#107: Learned Helplessness
Today's episode is about learned helplessness and the locus of control.
June 22, 2020
#106: The Hedonic Treadmill
Today's podcast episode is about happiness and stepping off the hedonic treadmill.
June 15, 2020
#105: Mark Metry | Screw Being Shy
Mark Metry is a podcaster, author and speaker.   Screw Being Shy available on:  Taking My Life Back:
June 12, 2020
#104: Problem Solving
Today's episode is about the importance of developing your problem-solving skills and what happens when you accept the inherent nature of life's problems.
June 8, 2020
#103: Hard Skills
Today's episode is about the mindset and personal development benefits to developing hard skills in your life.
June 1, 2020
#102: Armando Cruz III | The Legacy Code
Armando Cruz III is an author, physical therapist, ultra-marathon runner and men's coach.
May 29, 2020
#101: Kathleen Dutton | Interconnected Creativity
Kathleen Dutton is an artist, writer, lecturer and theta healer.
May 25, 2020
#100: Practical Philosophy
Today's episode is about reaching 100 episodes and how taking a practical approach to philosophy and psychology has been helping me in my life.
May 18, 2020
#99: Deep Work & Being a Swot
Today I am talking about deep work and the value of embracing who you are and what you are genuinely interested in.
May 11, 2020
#98: Cauvee | The Inspiration Engineer
Cauvee is a Tedx Speaker, musician, coach and strategist.
May 4, 2020
#97: Knowledge Stacks
Today I talk about how to leverage your previous experiences and skillsets to transition into a new career and how knowledge stacks itself when you let go of the need to compartmentalise things.
April 27, 2020
#96: Paul Rosenberg | Rogue Leadership
On today's' episode I talk to Paul Rosenberg - leadership coach, author and founder of Tertia Oculus Business Synergies.
April 20, 2020
#95: Video Journaling
Today's episode is about how video journaling can help you release stuck emotions and consistently clarify where you are in your life and what your goals are.
April 14, 2020
#94: Self-Isolation
Today I talk about some of the hidden opportunities that self-isolation presents us when we take the time to be present and pay attention.
April 9, 2020
#93: Conscious Creating
Today I talk about the benefits of consciously creating on a consistent basis.   Taking My Life Back: Based on a True Story
April 4, 2020
#92: Dave Rock | Flow Speaking
Today's guest is spoken word artist, author and creativity coach Dave Rock.
March 30, 2020
#91: Programming Your Computer
On today's episode, I talk about 3 things I learned about my brain from computer programming.
March 25, 2020
#90: Joe Garner | Getting to Yes
Joe Garner is a 6 x New York Times Best Selling Author.
March 20, 2020
#89: Lost in Translation
On today's episode, I talk about how our oftentimes invisible translation layer gets in the way of effective communication with other people.
March 15, 2020
#88: Paddy Brosnan | This Works
Paddy Brosnan is a. mindfulness and meditation teacher, inspirational teacher and author.
March 10, 2020
#87: Learning to Think in Code
On today's episode, I share some simple insights into how to think about coding so you can build things and make an impact in the real world.
March 5, 2020
#86: Sharon Bazant | 9 Years in Bangkok
Sharon is an author, teacher and Thai masseuse.
February 29, 2020
#85: Walking the Creative Line
Today I talk about the fine line that exists between creativity and experiencing mental health issues.
February 24, 2020
#84: Ido Singer | One Last Thought
On this episode, I talk to Ido Singer. Ido is an Assistant Women's Basketball coach at the University of North Carolina and the creator of the One Last Thought podcast. One Last Thought Podcast
February 19, 2020
#83: What's a Polymath?
On today's episode, I talk about how I became a polymath and what life looks like when you follow this path in life. The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle How to be Everything by Emily Wapnick
February 14, 2020
#82: Noel Massie | Lessons in Leadership
Noel Massie is the former Vice President of UPS. In this role he was responsible for leading thousands of employees directly and hundreds of thousands of employees indirectly. In retirement, he has started a new chapter writing his first book and creating his first podcast.
February 9, 2020
#81: Use What's Useful
On today's episode, I talk about how having many fields of interest has helped me see the importance of using what's useful in your life and disregarding what isn't.
February 2, 2020
#80: Andy Shepherd | Confidence, Buddhism & Law of Attraction
Today I talk to confidence coach Andy Shepherd about confidence, Buddhism, living in Brazil and learning Portuguese and how the Law of Attraction has helped him in his life.
January 26, 2020
#79: Anxiety Talks
Today I talk about why it helps to turn anxiety from an enemy into a friend and how to go about doing this in a very simple and effective way. Check out my book Taking my Life Back:
January 19, 2020
#78: Mark Bradford | A Modern Day Alchemist
Mark Bradford is an author, web developer and podcast host. Check out his work here:
January 12, 2020
#77: Relaxed Focus
On today's episode, I talk about a distinction that has helped me to get clear on and focus on the few things that matter to me. Check out my book Taking my Life Back here:
January 5, 2020
#76: Lisa Caprelli | Skip a Step
Lisa Caprelli is an author, publisher and the brains behind the Unicorn Jazz Brand.
December 30, 2019
#75: Creative Writing
On today's episode, I share some thoughts on creative writing and how it can benefit your life. Get your copy of Taking my Life Back:
December 23, 2019
#74: Alexis Maron | Drama Therapy
Alexis Maron is a Drama Therapist. On today's episode, she talks about how she turned her passion for psychology and drama into a career path where she helps others.
December 16, 2019
#73: Marina Meier | The Boudoir Photographer
Marina is a boudoir photographer from Kazakhstan.
December 9, 2019
#72: Becoming an Optimist
Today I talk what the word optimism means to me and how it has helped me to make progress in my life.
December 2, 2019
#71: Rich Oceguera | Follow Your Intuition
Rich Oceguera is a transformational catalyst, talk show host and comedian.
November 25, 2019
#70: Becky Paroz | Engineer Your Life
Becky Paroz is an engineer, project manager and author.
November 18, 2019
#69: Tayo Rockson | Your Difference Makes a Difference
Tayo Rockson is an author, cultural translator, speaker and consultant.
November 11, 2019
#68: Failure & Tumbleweeds
On today's episode, I talk about the value of learning from and dealing with failure and expecting and working through the tumbleweeds that blow your way as a creative person.
November 4, 2019
#67: Matt Burke | A Magic Mind
On today's episode, I talk to the host of Magic Minds podcast Matt Burke from the Liberties in Dublin.
October 28, 2019
#66: Taking my Life Back
On today's episode I talk about my first book Taking my Life Back.  Available now on Amazon in Kindle & Paperback:
October 21, 2019
#65: James Hackney | Motivating Millennials
James is a life coach and the podcast host of Millenial Motivation. He is on a mission to help millennials become the best version of themselves. 
October 14, 2019
#64: Sink or Swim
Today I share some learning how to learn principles through a story of how I learned to swim.
October 7, 2019
#63: Isabel Hundt | Master your Emotions
Isabel is a sociologist, author, speaker and emotions clearing practitioner. She is also known as the leader's heart decoder.
September 23, 2019
#62: Garrain Jones | Change your Mindset Change your Life
Garrain Jones is a serial entrepreneur, motivational speaker, transformational coach and author of Change your Mindset Change your Life. 
September 16, 2019
#61: Jodie Lane | Time Travel Stories
Jodie Lane is a mum and the author of a time travel adventure series of books.
September 9, 2019
#60: Learn + Build
On this episode I talk about a key formula for accelerated learning in the real world.
September 2, 2019
#59: Elizabeth Jurado | Saygar the Magnificent
Elizabeth is a mum, a former teacher and an author.
August 26, 2019
#58: Action Creates Confidence
On today's episode I talk about creating a real sense of confidence, how consistent action is uncommon and how to trust yourself.
August 19, 2019
#57: Brian Pennie | Change is Possible
Brian is a speaker, writer, PhD student, self development coach and university lecturer. On this episode he talks about how he overcame and grew from a 15 year addiction to heroine.
August 12, 2019
#56: Deepak Shukla | Embrace Your Randomness
Deepak is the founder of Pearl Lemon, an ultra marathon runner, a former digital nomad and a Tedx speaker.
August 5, 2019
#55: The Curious Problem Solver
On today's episode I talk about curiosity as a superpower when it comes to both skills development and personal development.
July 29, 2019
#54: Danny Forest | Becoming a Polymath
Danny is your friendly neighbourhood Viking polymath. He is an obsessive learner and has created his own plan to learn three new skills every single month, which he has been perfecting for more than a year and a half.
July 22, 2019
#53: Incremental Gains
As a generalist, my primary areas of interest are linguistics, psychology and computer programming. On today's episode, I talk about how I became a generalist along with the value of focusing incremental gains over the long term. 
July 15, 2019
#52: Julie McDonald | Olympic Mindset
Julie McDonald held the Commonwealth record for the 800m Freestyle for 21 years, and still holds one of the top 5 times Australia has ever produced. She is a dual Olympian competing in 1988 and 1992, a dual Commonwealth Games representative in 1986 and 1990. Julie represented Australia in swimming in every Australian Team from 1986 until 1992, captaining two of these teams. Julie was the only Australian female to win an Olympic Medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, winning a Bronze medal in the 800 metres freestyle.
July 8, 2019
#51: Veronika Zaytseva | Your Personal Voice Formula
On today's episode I talk to Veronika Zaytseva: Veronika was just a girl when she left her home country to pursue the journey that would help her understand what she was set to do. Having travelled through Asia, she took a longer stop in Canada where Veronika is working on her vision to help people build authentic relationships with themselves so they can translate their uniqueness into their personal brands.
July 1, 2019
#50: Finding your Happiness
On today's episode, I share some thoughts around happiness and mindset.
June 24, 2019
#49: Jordan Gross | Cloud 9 Living
Jordan is a two-time startup founder, a TEDx speaker, and a #1best-selling author. His upcoming book, The Journey to Cloud Nine, provides a new approach to the personal development world by using fictional storytelling to reveal some of life's most meaningful principles. Jordan has been asking hundreds of people around the world how they live their lives on cloud nine, and he cannot wait to share this with all of you!
June 17, 2019
#48: Richi Watson | Transmute Your Emotional Pain
Richi Watson is the founder of LifeWell UK. He is an  author, a life freedom teacher and a speaker. He helps people to get out of their own way by releasing emotional baggage and gaining psychological freedom. Over the years he has developed a technique called the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to help his clients transform their lives from the inside out.
June 10, 2019
#47: Katie Wallace | Sustainable Relationships
Katie is the founding sustainability consultant at Hux Sustainables, and CEO of Rebranding, a non-profit homeless employment partner. She hosts a podcast, Sustainable League, where she explores what it really takes to evolve collective consciousness and build a more resilient world.
June 3, 2019
#46: Experimentation Mindset
On today's episode, I talk about some of the lessons I have learned over the past 7 months as I dipped my toe into the world of freelancing. In this time it has been an experimental and adaptable mindset that has brought me the most clarity and perspective to navigate my way through and find my own path.
May 27, 2019
#45: Madeleine Black | Unbroken
Madeleine Black is an author and an international speaker. She has an unusual personal story which she uses to inspire and motivate others. She chose to forgive the two men who gang raped her at thirteen years old and she shares her story for many reasons. She wants to end the shame, stigma and silence surrounding sexual violence enabling others to find their voice, whatever their story is. She wants people to know that it’s not what happens to us that is important but what we do with it.  As well as being an International speaker she has also worked as a psychotherapist in Glasgow. Her memoir, Unbroken, was published on April 4th 2017.
May 20, 2019
#44: Lindsay Shorten | Becoming a Polyglot
Lindsay has been studying languages intensively for 12 years and has learnt to speak 20 languages in this time. Her methodology for learning centers around speaking as much as she can, whenever she can.
May 13, 2019
#43: The Fear of What People Think
In this episode, I talk about my # 1 fear as a creative person. I talk about some of the negatives and some of the positives to this fear.
May 6, 2019
#42: Mark Metry | Humans 2.0
Mark is the host of the Humans 2.0 podcast where he has interviewed the likes of Seth Godin and JP Sears. He is also the founder of VuDream where he explains Virtual and Augmented Reality to businesses in a language they can understand.
April 22, 2019
#41: The Power of Your Questions
On today's episode, I speak with Schuyler Diehm of The Early Risers Movement about the power of questions, mindset and self-acceptance. In this episode, you will learn about some of the key lessons I learned about my mind and my brain in my early 20's. 
April 8, 2019
#40: Schuyler Diehm | Early Riser
Schuyler is a Mindset Coach. He reinvented his daily routine and went from socially anxious to confident, unmotivated to disciplined, and trying to fit in to laser-focused on success. Schuyler now helps people transform their mindset to level up their business, relationships, and their overall life.
March 25, 2019
#39: Let's Rethink Language Learning
On today's episode I speak with Arsenio Buck about how I think about language learning and personal development. In this episode I share some insights into how I learned Spanish and Italian within 3 months. I talk about word usage frequency, how to shift from the mindset of thinking about language as a subject to looking at it as a communication tool, how to improve your relationship with feedback and how to make it fun for yourself.
March 11, 2019
#38: Tim Alison | Screw the Naysayers
Tim is an entrepreneur, podcast host, best selling author, social activist and mentor. His claim to fame is that at age 31 I walked away from one of the highest paying sales jobs in Canada, and moved to a tiny fishing village in Nova Scotia. The naysayers laughed when he started an educational software company. They stopped laughing when his sales topped $10 million.
March 4, 2019
#37: Luke Burrows | Grow2gether
Luke Burrows is the founder of Grow2Gether and co host of the Motivational Mentors podcast. He works with and helps young people, millennials and the next generation to discover who they are, do what they love and unlock their true potential though changing the way that they think.
February 25, 2019
#36: Ed Andrew | The Human Consultant
Ed is a start up and business mentor and coach. He helps people to grow themselves and their businesses to multi million dollar profit. Ed has built companies to $1m+ profits in Sydney, Delhi, London and Bali.  He is the podcast host of Human Impact where he interviews change makers and leaders around the world bringing humanity to work and life.
February 11, 2019
#35: Silke Celia | Breaking Free of Your Patterns
Silke is a coach and psychologist for executives and entrepreneurs with over 15-years of experience in counselling and coaching.
February 4, 2019
#34: Action + Accountability
In this episode I talk about some of the lessons and systems that have helped me to create my first course on Udemy this month called Mindset Hacks for Language Learners. The course is aimed at helping people to think about language learning differently and study the hacks, questions and principles that lead to accelerated learning.
January 28, 2019
#33: Dr Natalia Wiechowski | The Power of Edutainment
Dr. Natalia Wiechowski is the Middle East's leading Edutainer, she is a Dubai based Personal Branding Strategist and international Keynote Speaker who radically changed her life and career after a self-imposed sabbatical to follow her passion: Teaching people how to market themselves.
January 21, 2019
#32: Barbara Louise Brennan | The Little Things
Barbara Louise Brennan. Barbara is a mental health and wellbeing speaker, coach and facilitator. She helps people understand what mental health really is, the impact of stigma, and how to live the most amazing life they can.Barbara has spoken at companies across Ireland and the UK including IBEC, Coca Cola and Boots.
January 7, 2019
#31: From Psychosis to The Happy Mindset
Today's interview talks about what was a very sensitive topic for me for much of my 20's. It has only been relatively recently that I was able to find the words to describe the journey I went on to overcome this psychologically traumatic experience and learn the lessons I needed to learn to rebuild my life.
December 24, 2018
#30: Daniel Bruce Levin | The Mosaic
Daniel Bruce Levin is a former monk, an author and a former Director of Business Development at Hay House. 
December 10, 2018
#29: Brandon Clift | The Path of the Warrior
Brandon is a transformational coach who works with men on their mindset, emotions and mental resilience. Brandon's mission is to create a world of emotionally responsible, mentally resilient and fiercely accountable men of integrity who understand how to live a life of purpose. 
November 26, 2018
#28: Lessons Learned From A Year of Podcasting
In this episode, I talk about the catalyst event in my life that gave me the desire and motivation to create The Happy Mindset. I talk about the key lessons I have learned from my guests over the last year of podcasting. I also share some insights into how you can start a podcast and what you actually need to just do it.
October 29, 2018
#27: Loren Trlin | A Purpose Driven Life
Loren is a business coach, a human behavioural specialist an ex-lawyer and a Life Purpose Alchemist. Her personal mission in life is to give people the tools to change their mindset and raise their consciousness.
October 15, 2018
#26: Tofe Evans | Everybody has a Plan Until the Sh*t Hits the Fan
Tofe Evans is an ultra marathon runner, speaker and author . He is also a thought leader on resilience who went from someone living with severe anxiety and depression to finding running and becoming an ultra marathon runner.
October 1, 2018
#25: Dr Jack Pransky | Seduced by Consciousness
 Jack is a Three Principles author, trainer, speaker and a coaches coach. Jack has worked in the field of prevention and community organising since 1968. 
September 10, 2018
#24: Claire Ashman | Your Path Begins with You
Claire is a survivor of 2 cults. Claire recently gave her 4th Tedx talk. She is known for her strength, courage, and determination in pushing through difficult obstacles in order to create a life of freedom for her and her 9 children. Her recently released book, Lessons From A Cult Survivor, aims to changes our perception of cults as a thing of the past to noticing that there are 3,000 cults today in Australia alone. Cults affect us all in some way. She wants cult members to know they can leave safely and re-enter a friendly and accepting society. The cult-like mindset isn’t limited by fences, it spills into modern societal culture through social media, corporate culture and exploitation. 
August 27, 2018
#23: Tara Predergast | Bite the Biscuit
Tara is a Tedx speaker and founder Bite the Biscuit and the Biscuit Factory - the #1 community in Ireland for creative people.
August 13, 2018
#22: Jonny Cooper | Jonny Hates Marketing
Jonny is an author and a business coach to transformational coaches, trainers and therapists. As an entrepreneur he has grown multiple businesses in the past including an 8 figure business.
July 30, 2018
#21: Morten Hake | Just Being Yourself
Morten Hake is a relationship coach, podcaster and online entrepreneur.
July 16, 2018
#20: Peyton Holland | Go to Bed a Little Wiser
Peyton Holland is a Tedx Speaker North Carolina Executive Director of Skills USA. Peyton is a passionate and motivated professional with an extensive background in working with education, industry and the community. He has dedicated his career to helping bridge these groups together so that your schools and colleges are preparing the next generation of leadership in the workforce. 
July 2, 2018
#19: Jamie Smart | The Little Book of Results
Jamie is a Sunday Times Best Selling author, international speaker and transformative coach. Jamie has been interviewed on Sky News and Dave Asprey's Bulletproof podcast. Jamie helps his clients to get out of their own way and to live a life more in alignment with who they really are. 
June 18, 2018
#18: Amir Karkouti | What the Feck is a Coach?
Amir is a coach, an author, a speaker and an owner of a chain of restaurants in San Diego. Amir runs a popular Facebook group called What the F**k are the Three Principles. He has spent over ten years as an adviser, mentor, and coach to Fortune 500 CEO's, military men/women, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. His books include Lessons from my Coach and Do Nothing... To Get Everything
June 4, 2018
#17: Jason Goldberg | From Prisoner to Self-Leader
Jason is an award-winning entrepreneur, a coach and a Tedx speaker. Jason mixes humour and light heartedness into the work does. In his Tedx Talk he speaks about manufacturing fascination. FREE Copy of Prison Break for The Happy Mindset Listeners
May 20, 2018
#16: Shirley Liu | A Journey Towards Inner Beauty
 Shirley is the Vice President of Marketing & Digital at L'Oréal. A multi-cultural and modern day global citizen, Shirley holds British and Taiwanese dual citizenships, grew up in Thailand, is UK- and US- educated and a Parisienne at heart. In addition to her corporate role, Shirley devotes significant time as a motivational speaker, empowering Millennial professionals to contemplate the alignment of their passion, career and personal calling early in life.  
May 7, 2018
#15: Cathy Garner | The Artist Coach
Cathy is an Artist Coach and a Tedx speaker. She invented Vision PortraitsTM, coaching people to express their dreams, visions and purpose for their personal, professional and love lives, and etching their words into the lines and shadows of their faces. Cathy speaks about the power of portraits to transform the relationships we have with ourselves and others. She teaches that love is both an art and a science and that everyone who finds their vision and discovers the skills to bring it to life, can enjoy thriving relationships.
April 26, 2018
#14: Denis, Peter and Mira Griffiths | The Subtle Art of Learning
On today's episode the tables are turned with an interview I gave to Peter and Mira Griffiths of the Mind Takeaway. In this episode I talk about the learning process and my own learning journey so far. Throughout this episode we talk about accelerated learning, gaining clarity around why to learn a new skill and we share some insights we have had along our journey's so far.
April 9, 2018
#13: Soness Stevens | Autonomous Learner
Soness is a TED Global & 3-time TEDx speaker. She is the founder of Your Speaking Journey where she is a coach to over 115 TED & TEDx speakers. She is a published academic in 3 peer reviewed journals, a communications researcher and practitioner. She is the author of Japan’s first multi-media textbooks used in the university system and she practices zazen meditation in her local temple. She also has a Communications TV show on NHK TV and FOX TV and she is the official English voice of Hello Kitty.  
March 19, 2018
#12: Michael Neill | Creating the Impossible
Michael is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of six books including  Creating the Impossible, The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within. He has spent over 25 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. His TEDx talk, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’, has been viewed by over 200,000 people.
March 5, 2018
#11: Lisa Hughes | The Power of the Pause
Lisa is an Executive Coach, a Facilitator and a Mindfulness teacher. Lisa has done work with startups as well as in more established companies such as The Irish Times and Facebook.
February 16, 2018
#10: Jamie Smart | Creating a Brand
Jamie Smart is a Sunday Times Best Selling author, international speaker and creator of the Clarity brand. Jamie has been interviewed on Sky News and Dave Asprey's Bulletproof podcast. Jamie helps his clients to get out of their own way and to live a life more in alignment with who they really are. He has written numerous books including The Little Book of Clarity and Results. 
January 28, 2018
#9: William Kennedy | New2Code
William is a self directed software developer. William has been a personal friend for a few years now. In that time I have been really impressed with his general knowledge, love of reading and writing, his specific knowledge as a software developer and his willingness to help other people. 
January 15, 2018
#8: Elaine Hilides | Food for Thought
Elaine is a wellness coach, author and Udemy course creator. Elaine helps people to establish a healthy relationship with food and in her book MindFullness: The No-Diet Diet Book she helps her readers to see they thinking they have around food and why diets don't work. 
December 28, 2017
#7: Gabriela Maldonado-Montano | Keeping It Real
Gabriela Maldonado-Montano is an author and a transformational coach. Recently she co wrote a book in Spanish called Lita la frijolita which shares an understanding of the Mind in a child friendly narrative. In this conversation we uncover how children have the capacity for deep insights and realisations, how they pick up on our intention and how as adults we can have the tendancy to underestimate their capacity to communicate effectively. 
December 14, 2017
#6: Micheal Hilton | Man on Form
Micheal is a life coach, a podcaster and a father. In this episode I talk to Micheal about his own journey of overcoming challenges and I ask him about the kinds of issues that men are facing today.
December 4, 2017
#5: Grayson Hart | The Good Life Movement
Grayson Hart is a professional rugby player and shares with people an understanding of the mind and human consciousness.
November 27, 2017
#4: Micheal Reilly | The Learner’s Toolkit
Michael Reilly is the founder of Educated Machine, a company based in Galway. They are a mixture between an educational and a development company. They also do social media for events and run educational courses around things such as data analytics and machine learning.
November 20, 2017
#3: Adam Ashe | Rugby from the Inside Out
Adam Ashe is a professional rugby player with the Glasgow Warriors. On this episode he talks about how an understanding of state of Mind has improved his experience of playing rugby and led to an overall richer experience of life. 
November 13, 2017
#2: Rafeh Qazi | Believe in the Process
Qazi is the creator of Clever Programmer a business which has grown from 0 to 50,000 students and over 100,000 YouTube subscribers within 1 year. Clever Programmer teaches students the techincal skills they need to get into software development and start building real world projects, students also learn about the soft skills necessary to interact more effectively with other people. 
November 6, 2017
#1: Ankush Jain | Staying in My Own Lane
Ankush is a life coach, trainer, public speaker and budding author. Ankush helps people to experience transformations in their businesses and in their personal lives. 
October 30, 2017