Wed, 30 April 2014
In the latest episode of the Inspireland podcast we have the pleasure of speaking to author, martial artist, college lecturer and savage philosopher, Danieli Bolelli.
Bolelli is best know for his brilliant book Create Your Own Religion and inspiring podcast, The Drunken Taoist.
We discuss how education is a good idea often poorly executed, how enthusiasm always trumps cynicism, how fear can make you a shadow of your true self, how certainty is rarely to be trusted, why empathy can change the world, and why you should question everything you believe.
Bolelli discusses all these things in his inimitable style and with the coolest accent imaginable. Enjoy
Wed, 16 April 2014
In our latest episode we are joined from LA by author Sam Sheridan who explains how he got himself apocalypse ready, just in case.
Sam has been a wildland firefighter, he has worked construction in the antarctic, trained and fought Muay Thai in Thailand, and crossed the world as a sailor.
In the interview Sam details his writing process, talks at length about his latest book The Disaster Diaries. tells us how becoming a Father has changed him, stresses the importance of being ready in case a natural disaster hits, the impact Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is having on US Army veterans, and describes how you should probably trust your intuition.
He was a great guest and a gentleman. He was also our first guest to swear! Enjoy.
Wed, 2 April 2014
In our second episode we talk to Maggie 'Ex Call-Girl' McNeill. Maggie has been a librarian, stripper, call-girl, madam, and housewife. She is now best known for her blog The Honest Courtesan where she discusses the issues surrounding sex work. Her blog has led to guest lectures on the topic as well as multiple media appearances and her work has been published in theWashington Post. She is also the author of Ladies Of The Night, a book of creative fiction based around her experiences as a prostitute. She currently lives in the Southern US but did most of her sex work in New Orleans. Maggie is very active on twitter as an advocate of sex worker's rights and opposes the mainstream media of all sex workers as 'broken dolls.' Maggie made a wonderful, charming, interviewee and I'm sure you'll find what she has to say thought provoking. Enjoy.