We are joined by Tobias Beck highly sought after international speaker, podcaster, and author of the books Unbox Your Life and Unbox Your Relationship.
Beck discusses the importance of not having your life determined by others, steering away from the negativity around you, and forging your own path. He also talks about the different forms that path can take, as none of this is one size fits all, and how we can relate to and work with others.
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Unbox Your Life
This week we are chatting with Australian author, tech entrepreneur, and Dad, Mick Liubinskas about his debut YA novel She's Building A Robot.
Mick was inspired to write She's Building A Robot as a way for his daughters to see more female leads in YA books, as well as part of a larger effort to engage his daughters and other young women and girls in science, robotics, and engineering.
She's Building A Robot follows AZ and her friends Li, and 10, as they enter a robotics competition, build a feisty robot named Ada, and try to take down the school bully at his own game. Together, they work hard, solve puzzles, grow in confidence, and learn the importance of friendship and collaboration.
Author Rob Nelson calls in to chat about the great outdoors
We talk about some of Rob's amazing experiences, and get into Sharks, and Bears, and Pythons, and more, as well as the importance of getting out and enjoying nature.
Humanity is on an astronomical trajectory and according to aerospace professional and popular science communicator Kellie Gerardi, that future doesn’t rest solely on the shoulders of rocket scientists. Gerardi’s non-traditional path in the space industry shows us that humanity’s next giant leap will require the contributions of artists, engineers, and everyone in between.
Kellie Gerardi calls in to talk about her new book Not Necessarily Rocket Science, and gives us a few fascinating sneak peaks inside, including her experiences training for Mars, joining the Explorers Club, and being right in the middle of the exciting next steps for the space industry.
It is fascinating stuff for anyone interested in the space industry.
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Rebecca Simon calls in to chat about her very exciting upcoming book,
If you have any interest in pirates, and why wouldn't you, this is a fascinating conversation. We talk about some of the myths and even more interesting truths about pirates in general as well as some of the more famous names including Captain Kidd, Jack Rackham, Anne Bonny and the animatronic crew of Disney's famous ride.
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Why We Love Pirates on Amazon.com
Rosalie Gilbert calls in from Australia to chat about her new book,
The intimate lives of medieval women were complex, to say the least. They loved and lost, hoped and schemed, were lifted up and cast down. They were hopeful and lovelorn. Some had it forced upon them, others made aphrodisiacs and dressed for success. Some were chaste and some were lusty.
Rosalie chats with us about the food, the clothes, the rules, and the general ins and outs of sex during medieval times. Its a small peak at a very revealing book.
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The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women - Amazon
Andrew Maynard is our first ever return guest, as he calls in to chat about his upcoming book Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow.
Dr. Maynard, who is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, provides a highly original perspective on our relationship with the future. Humanity has gained the ability not only to imagine the future, but to design and engineer it. And yet, we so often struggle to come to terms with what this means and the responsibility that comes with this ability.
How do we build this future responsibly? How do we learn from the past? How do we give everyone a voice in the conversation? Will we ever get a working lightsaber? This are just a few of the questions we cover.
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Future Rising on Amazon.com
Andrew's Previous Book:
Films From The Future
Dr. Frank Faranda talks about his new book The Fear Paradox: How Our Obsession with Feeling Secure Imprisons Our Minds and Shapes Our Lives.
For years, Dr. Frank Faranda studied a state of fearfulness in his patients―an evolutionary state that relentlessly drove them toward avoidance, alienation, hypercriticism, hyper-control, and eventually, depression and anxiety. He began to wonder what they were afraid of, and how embedded these fears might be in contemporary society. This book aims to break us free from what he found.
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The Fear Paradox - On Amazon
Dr Craig April, founder of The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management, sits down with us to chat about his new book The Anxiety Getaway: How to Outsmart Your Brain's False Fear Messages and Claim Your Calm Using CBT Techniques.
With anxiety ramping up as we all deal with the current crisis, Dr. April's book couldn't come at a better time. He discusses the scientific approach he uses to help people stop feeling like victims to anxiety and equip themselves to break the patterns and get away.
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The Anxiety Getaway - Amazon
Steve Silverman creator and host of the long running podcast/blog Useless Information, called in from quarantine to chat about his upcoming book: The Flip Side of History: Fascinating True Stories that Time Has Long Forgotten.
Steve is a collector of amazing true stories and shares three of his longtime favourites. Including one about an actual WWII plan to attach bombs to bats, and one about a man who took more than 30 attempts to murder.
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Flip Side of History
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