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May 19, 2021 00:31:35
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Better Citizens Through Sport with Jenn Heinrich-Ep.27

Chris & Jason reverse roles—at least regarding cold-weather clothing, and Jason discusses how strict Australia’s travel restrictions are. Chris then reports some good news. Chris & Jason discuss the new premium on broadband when traveling, and Jason talks about the new shiny things he sees in the evening sky over Sydney. Chris then quizzes Jason on the worst 7 things parents can do to young athletes. Then the two switches to their interview with Jenn Heinrich, CEO of Girls Rugby, Inc. and former Executive Director of Rugby Oregon from 2002-2019, developing America's first youth and High School State Rugby organization—a model that 46 other states have emulated. Jenn talks about how she discovered Rugby and some of the benefits of youth Rugby, including some of its unique benefits in the sports community. The three then get into a deeper conversation about the success of Rugby Oregon, intentionally teaching life skills that make better citizens. ...

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May 12, 2021 00:31:44
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Listening to Ourselves with Musician and Coach Carrie Akre-Ep.26

Jason & Chris have a conversation with musician and creative coach Carrie Akre who fronted the bands Hammerbox and Goodness and then contributed on vocals to the Rockfords with Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and went on to a solo career. She has opened for Iggy Pop, Oasis, & Pearl Jam.   Jason presses Carrie for stories from Seattle's crazy music scene in the 1990s, and Chris inquires about what subcomponents of being a musician are soul-filling and what is soul-killing--stumbling into a story about Elliot Smith and musicians who have "that thing."   Then the three get into discussing introspection, surrender, and life direction to improve creativity and performance.   Carrie can be found at https://www.carrieakrecreative.com/, and her Podcast is Between You and I.   ...

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May 05, 2021 00:31:48
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The Post-Pandemic Workplace with Futurist, Tom Osdoba-Ep.25

Friend of the Lab, Futurist Tom Osdoba joins Jason & Chris to talk about the post-pandemic workplace. Chris shares good news and Jason compares the literal darkness in France with the 3rd wave in COVID infections in France.  Chris pits Tom against Jason in a competitive Annoying Business Jargon quiz. Then the three get into the pros and cons of the remote vs. traditional office post-pandemic workplace. Quiz soundtrack, Giulia's Chase, © 2020 by Casting Nail. ...

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April 28, 2021 00:31:22
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Letting Go for Faster Flow with Gold Medal Swimmer, Bronte Campbell–Ep.24

Aussie Olympic Gold Medal winner and World Champion swimmer Bronte Campbell visits The Recombobulator Lab in person by walking down the street to Jason’s home. Chris starts them off by asking Bronte about her Malawi roots, and she takes the two through a tale of Hippos and crocodiles. Bronte talks about the challenge of training for the Tokyo Olympics after the delay from the pandemic. Chris talks about the different orientations people can have toward competitiveness, and Bronte explains just how competitive the field is. Chris curiously asks about the mysterious timing plate in the pool, and Jason inquires as to how Bronte gets ahead. Bronte takes the two through how she performs better by letting go of control and staying creative.  Then the three talk about the similarities and differences between the Olympics and the World Championships and then drift into the cultural differences speaking to the media in Australia and the US when you are an athlete. Bronte finishes the discussion by debunking a myth. ...

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April 21, 2021 00:33:23
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Getting Prolific with Recording Artist, Jerome Arab-Ep.23

Jason and Chris catch up before Chris puts Jason through the paces with a quiz on the most prolific artists. Then the two talk with Zimbabwean-born UK recording artist Jerome Arab. His music has produced half a million streams, and he has set the ambitious goal to produce a track a week in 2021. However, Jason immediately takes the conversation off to Rugby and makes strong attempts at linking his comments to the topic. Jerome talks about how he moved from Zimbabwe and Zambia at a young age to Manchester, how he realized the arts and music specifically spoke to him at a young age, and shares the construct he uses to find creativity and flow in anything. Jason inquires how Jerome’s perspective can help his golf game, and Jerome has an answer! Chris inquires about Jerome's pressure on himself and how he manages the pressure to create in volume. Jerome explains his mindset and motivation that helps him through writer’s block. Jason applies Jerome’s method to the business world, which transitions the group to talk about the business of music and the importance of considering the pros and cons of working with labels. Then, in a natural turn in the conversation, Jason debunks an important myth about certain business entities. Jerome then provides an unexpected take about the modern music business, being entrepreneurial, and the importance of marketing skills. Jerome Arab’s music is available on many platforms such as Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music. Quiz soundtrack, Giulia's Chase, © 2020 by Casting Nail. ...

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April 14, 2021 00:29:06
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Confronting Sexual Assault in Society with Chanel Contos-Ep.22

Jason and Chris interview Chanel Contos, who has recently come to prominence to launch Australia’s me-too movement. Chanel discusses how discussions with her friends developed into a questionnaire asking others if they had experienced sexual assault and how in 24 hours, hundreds of people said yes. She then goes into some of the cultural elements that foster these experiences--including three things contributing to toxic masculinity. The three explore the parallels to, and the problems with, the defensive reactions to Chanel’s petition akin to the “all lives matter” responses to the “Black lives matter" movement. Chris asks Chanel how she balances out the stress and strain of processing so many painful stories. She answers that question and discusses some of the research she is currently pursuing before debunking a myth. The three then explore the question of what can be done to make things better, including exploring the question, “is empathy teachable?” and finish up by identifying how black and white thinking contributes to the problem and how healthy intimacy can be a part of the solution. Chanel closes with a tip on how anyone can make things better.   Listeners are welcome to read testimonies, add testimonies and sign the petition at https://www.teachusconsent.com/.  ...

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