The Occupational Philosophers

A not so serious business podcast to spark imagination, creativity and curiosity

The Occupational Philosophers

Latest Episode

Ep.85 – Reboot guest episode with Dr Peter Lovatt (AKA Dr Dance!)

By Simon Banks | February 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

As they take a quick break to record new episodes, The Occupational Philosophers wanted to reshare one of their favourite guests and their very first with Dr. Peter Lovatt. Dr Lovatt is a Dance Psychologist,…

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What’s the show about?

Would you like to fulfill your potential to be the curious, creative, and imaginative star that you are, or would like to be? You already know in your bones that you are a creative beast, but maybe you just don't quite know how to unleash it – perhaps it’s an ignored talent in writing, leading innovation at work or simply underwater basket weaving.

Every fortnight, John, a mild-mannered, middle-aged British man with a love of curiosity and philosophy, and a slightly louder, middle-aged Australian surfer man, artist and published author on creativity chat with guests drawn from many walks of life who have woven creativity, curiosity and play into their everyday lives - and thrived personally and professionally in the process.

So, if you would like to listen to a “not so serious business podcast” and would like some thoughts, tools, and tips on staying curious, creative and asking those really great questions (and leading a most interesting life in the process) then this is the podcast you have been waiting for all your life. Well, maybe not all your life, but for a while…

And why a ‘not so serious business’ podcast’? Whilst your business (and ours) is a serious business, we felt that after the year of 2020 there is enough seriousness in the world without us adding any more. And we have tried it (being serious) and it just didn’t work.

Episodes

Ep.66 – Inbetweeners: Blue Poles, Time Travel, Long Socks for Business and Outrage

By Simon Banks | June 8, 2023

In this short, sharp inbetweener episode, The Occupational Philosophers do a little bit of time travel and in the process explore:  What an abstract artwork can teach us about how we react to something out…

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Ep.65: Guest episode with the Dr Jason Fox – Rogue Scholar, Best Selling Author and Wizard Philosopher

By Simon Banks | May 30, 2023

In Episode 65, The Occupational Philosophers chat with Dr Jason Fox a wizard-philosopher masquerading as a leadership advisor. His clients include the senior leadership teams of Fortune 500 companies around the world including Microsoft, Toyota,…

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Ep.64: Inbetweeners –

By Simon Banks | May 17, 2023

In this short sharp in-betweener episode, the Occupational Philosophers explore the habits of creative door kickers and kick-arse inventors and ponder, “What can we learn from these curious cats?” As it happens, we can learn…

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Guest episode with Start Up Queen Jemma Enright

Ep. 63: Guest episode with Start Up Queen Jemma Enright

By Simon Banks | May 10, 2023

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When is a pen not a pen? Yes, it’s worth a listen...

Ep.62 – Inbetweeners: When is a pen not a pen? Yes, it’s worth a listen…

By Simon Banks | April 26, 2023

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How to solve wicked problems (and other HIP HOP related challenges)

Ep.61 – Inbetweeners: How to solve wicked problems (and other HIP HOP related challenges)

By Simon Banks | April 18, 2023

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Ep60: Guest episode with Julian Baggini - Philosopher, Journalist and Author (20 books!)

Ep. 60: Guest episode with Julian Baggini – Philosopher, Journalist and Author (20 books!)

By Simon Banks | April 6, 2023

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Ep.59 - Inbetweeners: How much coal does it take to send an email?

Ep.59 – Inbetweeners: How much coal does it take to send an email?

By Simon Banks | March 23, 2023

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Ep.58: Inbetweeners - If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room

Ep.58: Inbetweeners – If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room

By Simon Banks | March 16, 2023

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The Occupational Philosophers is a not-so-serious business podcast to spark imagination, creativity, and curiosity.

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letschat@simonbanks.com.au

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