It’s our very first episode—recorded in the Inner West of Sydney, a closet in the Inner West of Sydney, and in the outer northwest of Launceston. Yep, we are separated by geography, but technology is a wonderful thing. Apologies for any audio oddities; this was our first run at recording in different locations and splicing it all together. We shall improve!
In case it’s not immediately apparent, the structure of the podcast is for each of us to introduce one topic and then we all chat about it for around 10 minutes, making the podcast roughly half an hour. We’re aiming to post a new episode every second Wednesday.
We hope you enjoy it!
So here are the show notes:
1:03: Guan talks about microcommunities and social networks.
9:35: “What Will Break People’s Addictions to Their Phones?”: an article about social media and the processes driving monetization (and the person trying to stand in the way of it).
10:20: Bec talks about revisiting beloved shows, books and films to see whether they stand the test of time. She has recently been rewatching the ABC TV series Seachange.
Seachange official site: good for nostalgia’s sake, or for those too young to remember what websites looked like in the late 90s.
And because who doesn’t love a good ‘where are they now’: “The stars of Seachange—where are they now?”
15:37: A Little Princess (the movie).
17:15: Fritz Leiber’s Lankhmar books.
19:40: Karen has been reading Brené Brown’s books. The ones she has been reading are: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and she’s currently in the middle of I Thought it Was Just Me (But it Isn’t).
20:20: Brené Brown’s TEDxHouston talk on “The power of vulnerability” (20:19 min).
21:15: Related to the depression and worthiness stuff, Brown talks about worthiness and feeling “enough” in more detail in this podcast interview with Koren Motekaitis (58:30 min).