This week’s guest is Victoria Quine, Outreach Coordinator at the New England Center for Circus Arts. A former gymnast and competitive dancer, she has a degree in cognitive psychology and child development, and a special interest in social circus. We talk about pedagogy and what we learn from the act of teaching, the importance of asking, that we’re not alone, and how it all works out.


New England Center for Circus Arts

Howard Gardiner





Today's guest is Pam Victor: improv comedian, teacher, consultant, author, and nice person. When you feel bad, ask yourself, where’s the joy, and if there’s no joy, where’s the peace? Energy is more beautiful than effort, so go experience the zen of improv, and set your heart singing.

Happier Valley Comedy

Improvisation at the Speed of Life

Bad and the Word Launcher

Today I’m talking with Tone Nunes, whose background as an actor has made him a fearless advocate for animals, and leader in management. We chat about how the higher up in a company you get, the more replaceable you are—the business will run without you—and how necessary it is to tell the truth to people in power, giving them the choice to make substantial change, or not. And how the cause dearest to Tone’s heart is the duty of care we have to our animals.
A review of discussions with John Bechtold, Àine Gallagher, and Eileen Carroll. Bringing your spheres of work, community and creativity together. Bringing an innovative, creative, even play-based mindset to work.
also, a review of the book Nudge
tabs with writing jobs: Current & Contena
a site on writing better, and writers supporting each other: Scribophile
Today’s guest is Elaine Carrol, an environmental civil engineer who figures out ways to make sure the rain in Ireland ends up as clean, manageable water. We talk about how she came to find her profession, the ways her work leads to creativity and community; and her involvement with No Drama Theater, an inclusive and supportive theater company, as well as the need to spend time in your head, balanced with the need to spend time in your body.
This week I’m talking with comedian Àine Gallagher. Besides her hilarious standup, she runs Bright Club, where she builds bridges between comedy and academia. We chat about how one thing leads to the rest, and when it gets rolling, you need to build in time to take stock, recognizing standup as an art form, and not needing validation from others to do what you’re doing. 
John Bechtold creates, produces, fosters, and teaches immersive theater in Western Massachusetts. His shows are unlike anything you've ever experienced.
DASAC: Find out more about the Deerfield Academy Summer Arts Camp:
Eggtooth Productions:
Punchdrunk immersive theatre London:
Laramie project
Before You Became Improbable:
Thoughts on episodes 005: Craig Addis, 006: Chris Oakley, and 007:Meg Burch
Book review: 10% Happier by Dan Harris
Tabs: Your Hiring Process is Broken by Kira Leigh
The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll
Is Management Humane? by Dan Pontefract
Mission Based Management by Brett Steenbarger
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This week’s guest is Meg Burch, a nurse and former epidemiologist, environmental defender, and public health official. Her creative outlet is tae kwan do, a discipline where she’s recently become a teacher. We talk about going from being over scheduled to balance, making deliberate intentions to broaden your world, serving your community, and the deep importance of the growth mindset.
Growth mindset for adults

SHOW Circus School founder Chris Oakley talks about life skills, the zen of organization, the creative side of policies and procedures, and taking a performance break.

SHOW Circus Studio


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