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#010 | 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

#009 | 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 andย  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 lionโ€™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.

#007 | 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.ย 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listening time: 30 minutes

Resources for episode available here, here, and here.

#005 | When Life Throws Thorns; Hunt For Roses

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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

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