Two and a Mic - The Social Podcast

by Zak

Relationships, experiences, places and thoughts. I speak with individuals I have met along the way, talking about personal stories, impressions, life and dreams. Society is the sum of ups and downs, some we share, most we never hear of. Here some voices rise above the rest to tell their unique tales and I thank you all for allowing me to listen and record your stories. Find me on Twitter @TwoandaMic1

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 4

  • Fehler Kultur – “Fortify the Growth Mindset.”

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    Fehler Kultur – “Fortify the Growth Mindset.”

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    What follows is an introductory analysis into a term I first picked up in Germany, which in being in German makes complete sense of course – Fehler Kultur. Despite my falling into the trap of assuming the English false friend of ‘failure’ of course I had in mind, ‘mistake,’ which is naturally what the word ‘Fehler’ would signify, given a choice between the two…but on the meaningful side of the issue, Lilek and I jump into a brazen discussion on what having a ‘culture that accepts mistakes’ and that is set up to “embrace” the errors of team members in the pursuit of a “growth mentality” within the organisation signifies. We look at politics and point to examples of bad practice in businesses too and emerge at the end with suggestions on how people might individually pave the way for boldness, fortifying their growth mindset and being the change they so desire. Thank you, Lilek, for your time and thoughts as always. Enjoy! I welcome opinions of every kind so please come and find me on social media at: Instagram: TwoandaMic Twitter: TwoandaMic1 Should I really have to ask? 😉 If you like the developing story of this social journey unfurling in my series of podcasts, feel more than free, feel partially responsible for spreading the word by subscribing and sharing and where possible, liking. It is greatly appreciated! Thank you! PS. The transcript has been generated automatically and does not always reflect what has been said with 100% accuracy. I hope however that it will still provide some clarity on the content.

  • Book Club – 3 Body Problem by Cixin Liu

    Book Club – 3 Body Problem by Cixin Liu

    The sci-fi juggernaut that is 3 Body Problem has left a multidimensional impact on the landscape of storytelling. It throws the reader into the past and picks them up again feeling relatively queasy at some point in the present, with a few notes of futurism thrown in for good measure. It’s a sci-fi story with a lot of science and a lot of story, and a thick pinch of fiction. It is not for the faint hearted, but having said that, it has a depth not commonly found in modern stories. The TV show is easier on the mind intellectually speaking, but as Greg says here, “stands alone”. Thank you, Greg, for your time. It’s always a pleasure to catch up. Enjoy! I welcome opinions of every kind so please come and find me on social media at: Instagram: TwoandaMic Twitter: TwoandaMic1 Should I really have to ask? 😉 If you like the developing story of this social journey unfurling in my series of podcasts, feel more than free, feel partially responsible for spreading the word by subscribing and sharing and where possible, liking. It is greatly appreciated! Thank you! PS. The transcript has been generated automatically and does not always reflect what has been said with 100% accuracy. I hope however that it will still provide some clarity on the content...

  • Disappoined with Democracy - Reflections

    Disappoined with Democracy - Reflections

    Continuing with the corruption theme I began some weeks ago, here is a short analysis on democracy. Yes I know, for everyone democracy is the holy grail of political ideologies. I understand that we cannot mess with your prized baby when it comes to the champion of liberty. Yet when was the last time you stopped to question exactly whether what we have is a democracy at all? From a certain point of view, the question must be asked, is it really a democracy if it has to be exported at the point of a bayonet? What is on the menu nowadays? Coup for starters, bombs for the mains, and democracy for dessert, as long as people choose someone we like to lead the liberation movement, and then award us all the juicy contracts. Democracy in its current guise is corruption made real on a global scale. Not because the idea of democracy is bad, but because the leaders of democracies aren’t interested in the democratic values of the system, just the profit margins. Voting every few years is an exercise in voicing your thoughts, but what if the whole thing is fixed? What if whoever you vote for delivers the same long-term results? What if the business interests in the background, own both stables in a two-horse race? And just to keep those two horses in the lead, a third more gruesome creature lurches on the sidelines as a marker… It sounds all conspiratorial but it’s just a description of what we can see happening. In some countries one of the two main parties have absorbed the creature, in others they remain temporarily isolated yet heavily influential. If people really care about their democracy and they really want to protect it, then they need to do more than vote every few years. If people want to value the freedoms that the declaration on Human Rights guarantees, we need to make sure that we are willing to become active, loud, and inconvenient in the face of oppression, no matter how familiar or friendly that face may appear…! Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Amnesty International Enjoy! I welcome opinions of every kind so please come and find me on social media at: Instagram: TwoandaMic Twitter: TwoandaMic1 Should I really have to ask? 😉 If you like the developing story of this social journey unfurling in my series of podcasts, feel more than free, feel partially responsible for spreading the word by subscribing and sharing and where possible, liking. It is greatly appreciated! Thank you! PS. The transcript has been generated automatically and does not always reflect what has been said with 100% accuracy. I hope however that it will still provide some clarity on the content.

  • The worlds of TV shows with Amber from The Road to Tar Valon

    The worlds of TV shows with Amber from The Road to Tar Valon

    Amber has fast become the go to person for all things new and fantastical on TV. She has successfully negotiated 3 Body Problem, Fallout, WoT of course, and also Shogun. She has also spoken a lot about The Expanse, and I am sure there are some others I can’t think of off the top of my head. What is extremely impressive remains the dedication, professionalism and ever-increasing regularity with which Amber produces top quality, critical content. In addition to this, she has made the jump to regularly recording video content with her guests which is an undertaking I am still not technically willing to consider. What I mean with all this, is that Amber is a lot braver than I am. Here we discuss some of the shows mentioned above, the art of escapism, and how online trolling really doesn’t make any sense. Thank you Amber for your time as always! Enjoy! I welcome opinions of every kind so please come and find me on social media at: Instagram: TwoandaMic Twitter: TwoandaMic1 Should I really have to ask? 😉 If you like the developing story of this social journey unfurling in my series of podcasts, feel more than free, feel partially responsible for spreading the word by subscribing and sharing and where possible, liking. It is greatly appreciated! Thank you! PS. The transcript has been generated automatically and does not always reflect what has been said with 100% accuracy. I hope however that it will still provide some clarity on the content...

  • Tanja - Peacefulness of the mind is behind conditions.

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    Tanja - Peacefulness of the mind is behind conditions.

    Explicit

    How do we achieve peace from chaos? How do we find a path to respect and understanding when society is pushing us towards anger, frustration and playing the blame game on unsuspecting people. How do we speak with our native wisdom and receive answers? If I could answer those questions I’d be a much wiser person than I really am. We don’t all possess the same set of keys, we don’t find ourselves on the same paths. We need to use different skills in different ways to achieve our unique results. In this podcast Tanja talks about her experiences in Thailand where she went to meditate in a monastery, to help find her way back to her inner peace. I myself can’t make such a trip and I suspect that many people can’t. Yet we need not all do so to find our own path towards calmness and understanding. Tanja talks about some of the experiences she has had and the thoughts that occurred to her, and perhaps within the sharing of these experiences, others can find some answers to the questions posed above. Thank you again Tanja for your time. Enjoy! I welcome opinions of every kind so please come and find me on social media at: Instagram: TwoandaMic Twitter: TwoandaMic1 Should I really have to ask? 😉 If you like the developing story of this social journey unfurling in my series of podcasts, feel more than free, feel partially responsible for spreading the word by subscribing and sharing and where possible, liking. It is greatly appreciated! Thank you! PS. The transcript has been generated automatically and does not always reflect what has been said with 100% accuracy. I hope however that it will still provide some clarity on the content.