Savage Balance Podcast
Ep. 37 - How To Navigate Difficult Relationships

Ep. 37 - How To Navigate Difficult Relationships

January 11, 2022

I offer advice & support on how to navigate poisonous relationships.

Have you ever been made to feel small by a family member? Insulted by a work colleague? Made to feel worthless by a passive-aggressive postman? It’s not uncommon.

Many of us have experienced difficult relationships in our lives. They have the power to serious damage our mental health - effecting our decisions, corroding our outlook, causing unwarranted stress and spiking our emotions.

It can be psychically draining and emotionally exhausting; anxiety, anger, depression, low self esteem, embarrassment, the list goes on.

On this weeks podcast, I offer advice & support on how to protect yourself, cope and navigate these poisonous relationships, talking about topics including:

  • Changing the environment
  • Having respectful & adult conversations
  • The difference between accepting reality as it is & not accepting being disrespected
  • Acknowledge your differences 
  • Practising non judgement (of yourself & others)
  • What you can and cannot control

This podcast may difficult to listen to if you’re experiencing this, so I recommend trusting yourself to listen when you feel ready and prepared. It can be triggering to confront these issues, especially when they can make us feel so powerless.

I hope that this presents you with some coping strategies and new perspectives to relieve some tension, find peace and freedom. 

 

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Ep. 36 - The Question No One Asks About Your New Years Resolution!

Ep. 36 - The Question No One Asks About Your New Years Resolution!

January 4, 2022

I share my thoughts and offer advice around the concept of New Years resolutions.

 

Many of us are familiar with the pattern - over indulge at Christmas, set grand goals for the new year, fall short of those goals and feel upset. Don’t worry we’ve all been there.

 

In this loose and meandering episode, recorded on a walk in the woods, I offer my thoughts on the problematic nature of New Years resolutions and offer advice on how to best navigate this time of year.

 

I talk about subjects including:

 

  • How to make habits stick
  • Repetition vs Emotional reward
  • Making new habits easy
  • Redefining your goals
  • How the New Year is an industry
  • What messages we are told about ourselves
  • Do you actually want to change something about yourself?
  • And much, much more…

 

This is an illuminating, differing perspective on the concept of New Year’s resolutions, one that needs to amplified more in the current climate of continually seeking unattainable perfection.

 

Happy New Year!

 

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Ep. 35 - Is James Bond Clinically A Psychopath?

Ep. 35 - Is James Bond Clinically A Psychopath?

December 28, 2021

I run through the psychopath checklist to determine whether James Bond could clinically be diagnosed as a psychopath. If you wish to understand more about psychopathy, you can listen to the previous episode - Ep.34 Psychopathy: What is it & how is it shaped by our culture?

 

“Keeping the British end up, Sir” - sexual promiscuity?

“Shaken, not stirred” - controlling behaviour?

“The name’s Bond - James Bond” - grandiose sense of self worth?

 

From womanising & killing without remorse, to impulsivity & manipulation - James Bond displays a frightening number of psychopathic traits, as laid out on the psychopath checklist. In this podcast, I go through three separate Bond films - Octopussy, From Russia With Love & Skyfall - analyse them for psychopathic traits & compare scores at the end.

 

This episode is filled with plenty of humour, as well as a stark examining and redefining of the UK’s most famous fictional character. From sexual assault to defusing a bomb dressed as a clown, this episode is very silly, serious & saucy (problematically saucy…)

 

Is Bond a genuine psychopath? What does this mean in the wider context of society? And what does it say about us?

 

This has been one of my favourite podcasts to date - absolutely worth giving this one a listen!

 

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Ep. 34 - What Is Psychopathy & How Is It Shaped By Our Culture?

Ep. 34 - What Is Psychopathy & How Is It Shaped By Our Culture?

December 21, 2021

I take a deeper into the world of psychopaths, trying to broaden our understanding and consider the wider ramifications for society.

 

This is the 1st part of two parter - next week, I will be applying what has been discussed in this episode to the world of James Bond.

 

During this episode, I discuss:

 

- What is a psychopath?

- Can you be officially diagnosed as a psychopath?

- What's the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath?

- What is Antisocial Behavioural Disorder?

- What are the 4 core components of psychopathy?

- What is the psychopath checklist?

- How common is psychopathy?

- How does society shape and effect psychopaths?

- How do we empathise and exist with psychopaths?

 

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Ep. 33 - Carbon Neutral Christmas: Eco Tips For The Festive Period

Ep. 33 - Carbon Neutral Christmas: Eco Tips For The Festive Period

December 14, 2021

I address the environment impact of our choices at Christmas, and offer up some advice on how to make your festive period more carbon neutral, examining the key areas including food, decorations and presents. I also talk about the recent news that McDonald’s have created the UK’s 1st net zero restaurant.

 

Climate change - it’s arguably the most pressing issue humanity has ever faced. It’s an ever pervasive threat, caused by our continual interference & rapid destruction of nature. We as individuals who wish to be proactive can often feel overwhelmed and defeatist in the face of corporate, governmental & systemic abuse of our planet. 

 

And yet, in terms of domestic consumption & personal carbon footprints, national holiday celebrations, such as Christmas, produce a spike in harmful emissions to our atmosphere. 

 

It turns out our actions are not aligned with our beliefs. But what can we do!?

 

In this podcast, I address the emission issues caused by our choices, and offer up some advice on how to make your Christmas more carbon neutral, examining key aspects of the festive period including food, decorations and presents. I also address the recent news that McDonald’s have created the UK’s 1st net zero restaurant.

 

Being more aware of our environmental impacts in the build up to December merrymaking doesn’t have to mean sacrifice and solemnity. With a healthy combination of reevaluating and innovative thinking, it can bring greater connection to our loved ones and surroundings during this time of celebration.

 

So, have a carbonless Christmas and net zero New Year!

 

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Ep. 32 - Reading From My Diary

Ep. 32 - Reading From My Diary

December 7, 2021

I read extracts from an old diary, discussing a wide range of subjects including judgement, grief, gender identity and old dogs.

 

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Ep. 31 - Blue Van Man Interview

Ep. 31 - Blue Van Man Interview

November 30, 2021
I chat to Blue Van Man about YouTube, Covid, social media and so much more!
 
 
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Blue Van Man is a YouTuber from Loughborough, reviewing everyday items like beer and food, as well as providing social commentary on the news, football and social issues.
 
We arranged this conversation after BVM heard a podcast I made about his work (Ep. 26 - Deconstructing Blue Van Man) comparing his YouTube content to early 20th century transgressive art.
 
He reached out to me after enjoying my take on his work and wanted to come on for a chat. And I'm really pleased he did. Dave is a humorous, kind hearted and inviting man and every moment spent in his company was pure joy. I had a tremendous amount of fun and I think you will too.
 
We discussed many subjects, including:
  • The pressures of social media
  • Having a sense of humour about yourself
  • The work required to maintain a YouTube channel
  • BVM’s experience’s with covid
  • Politics
  • Plus Blue Van Man's ideal dinner guests!
I think this interaction with Dave also goes to showcase that despite not seeing eye to eye on every subject, we could still find joy and connection, that we are all more than our views and opinions represent us to be.
 
This is a wide ranging conversation, veering wildly from the serious to the blunt, the emotional to the damn right silly. So go on then, check it out!
 

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Welcome to Savage Balance Podcast

Welcome to Savage Balance Podcast

November 24, 2021

New season starts 30th November!

 

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EMERGENCY EPISODE: What Is The Impossible Rebellion!? Extinction Rebellion Interview

EMERGENCY EPISODE: What Is The Impossible Rebellion!? Extinction Rebellion Interview

August 23, 2021

I speak to James, an Extinction Rebellion rebel. We discuss many subjects including the Impossible Rebellion, how it will function during Covid, the UK government's handling of climate change, dealing with hypocrisy & how to balance the competing feelings demoralisation and hope, plus so much more!

 

You can join the Impossible Rebellion from August 23rd 2021 in London.

 

You can find out more here: https://extinctionrebellion.uk/next-uk-rebellion/

If you're unable to attend, there are plenty of ways you can still participate, including this: https://extinctionrebellion.uk/act-now/resources/money-rebellion/

 

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An Announcement, of sorts.

An Announcement, of sorts.

May 18, 2021

Just a little podcast, telling you my plans for the future & hinting at some future episode ideas.

 

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