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PODCAST | Seas and Greetings w/ Project Falkor

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Al Miller, R.A. is not a mad man. But he did trade his Dual Masters in Architecture & Business along with a decade of designing skyscrapers and hotels in San Diego, CA to travel to Santiago de Chile to teach English and Eco-tourism, only to fall in love with scuba-diving and the sailing life.

Season 1 is done and included secret bars, 70 days quarantined on SV Falkor and eating stingray. Set adrift this curious conversation with the Captain of Project Falkor as we chat about planning Season 2 of sailing towards the simple life.

What will 2021 include? Just a tiny trip across Atlantic from the Canary Islands to St. Lucia via Cape Verde, up the Windward Islands to Florida and the East Coast.

Batten down the hatches and raise your Jolly Roger.

The intro music is the new single Midnight Sun from Mr.Gnome; an alternative are rock married duo from Cleveland, Ohio.

Listening time: 29 minutes

PODCAST | Keep Calm & F#ck Finding Your Passion

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2021 has arrived with the ‘new year, new me’ mantra everywhere. Millions of human tubes with teeth are inspired with resolutions and  following advice like ‘find your passion.’

That’s just shitty advice.

In short, telling people to find their passion could suggest that it is within you just waiting to be revealed. It is not. Telling people to follow their passion suggests that the passion will do the lion’s share of the work for you. It will not.

We take a look at the the effects of fixed and growth mindsets on learning, curiosity, and motivation.

The intro music is from Mr.Gnome; an alternative are rock married duo from Cleveland, Ohio.

Listening time: 23 minutes

Full findings on Implicit Theories of Interest available here.

PODCAST | 2020 Review w/ Todd

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In this episode of staycurious.org Podcast, we roam through 2020 and the impact the ‘Rona had, share a few laughs recapping the year, and guessing how 2021 will turn out. Will we return to any sense of normalcy?

Special Guest: Todd Kalin

Todd is a long-time friend, loving husband & father and enjoys camping with his family. It’s his favorite.

The intro music is from Mr.Gnome; an alternative are rock married duo from Cleveland, Ohio.

Listen, stream, download “Golden Daze” and get your rock and read-along on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listening time: 55 minutes

2020 Featured Image available here.

PODCAST | Bond, James Bond

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In this episode of staycurious.org Podcast, we take a look at how 007, who is a fictional character created by the British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1952, has a dozen or so traits that we all can use to enhance our daily lives.

What makes this character so timeless?

Why does he consistently appeal to both the male and female psyche these past six decades?

This podcast also includes new music from Mr. Gnome; an alternative art rock married duo from Cleveland, Ohio. 

Listen, stream, download their new single ‘Midnight Sun‘ and have an eargasm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listening time: 30 minutes

Resources for episode available here, here, and here.

PODCAST | It’s All About The 6th Grade (AUDIO ONLY)

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In this curious conversation, we get a glimpse of how compulsory school (K – 12) has been impacted by COVID-19, how both students and teachers always have a lot to learn, and how being able to ask for help is a sign of courage, all told through the eyes of a sixth grader.

Special Guest: Lily Kalin

Lily is a 12 year old, sassy, sixth grader who is brilliant, a voracious reader, and is making the best of these trying times during the pandemic. She is a class act, has an unbridled curiosity, and above all, is my adorable niece.

This podcast also includes intro music from Mr. Gnome; an alternative art rock married duo from Cleveland, Ohio. Inspired by a taste for the surreal, Cleveland’s Mr. Gnome has been creating a distinctive brand of hypnotic, gritty space-psychedelia since 2005.

Listen, stream, download their music.

Listening time: 35 minutes

PODCAST | When Life Throws Thorns; Hunt For Roses (AUDIO ONLY)

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In this curious conversation, we cover how the economic collapse of 2009 blended the need for sustainability and a passion for a green thumb, the vast amount of free resources out there for horticulture, and how we (like roses) will regrow and prosper again.

Special Guest: Doug Wickert

Doug is a long-time friend with a dialectic mind that has been both inspirational and supportive of staycurious.org. Above all, it was a pleasure to have him as guest and learn about his curiosities, his passions, and to hear him laugh.

Visit his Facebook page Wickert Garderns for more information on anything roses.

Listening time: 46 minutes

PODCAST | Find your inner da Vinci. (AUDIO ONLY)

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Did you know Leonardo was an illegitimate child born during what scholars have called a ‘Golden Age’ for Bastards?

How did he fuel his curiosity? This was a man who believed ‘learning never exhausts the mind.’ That is to say he was always learning.

His early years were spent living on his father’s family estate in Vinci. During this period of his life, he was also influenced by his uncle, who had a love of nature and had a hand in rearing him during his formative years.

He had a very short formal schooling, he was largely an autodidact. He was hugely curious and gained inspiration from both nature and the world surrounding him. To paint persons as accurately as possible, he performed anatomical studies that also helped him to understand some of the mechanics behind many of his machines. da Vinci was never satisfied to look at something from one single angle. He turned and rotated, disassembled and dissected to get the utmost understanding of the problems he was wrestling with.

Additional articles on da Vinci here and  here.

Listening time: 12 minutes