Connecting to the Comedian, it isn’t Funny ~ Episode 78 ~ My Conversation with Rod Quantock

This comedian is no stranger to calling it as it is. As a pioneer in the Australian comedy for more than what over 45 years of stand up in cabaret, theatre, television and radio – he is standing up now for the environment. Rod Quantock is in full flight about how we have destroyed the environment.

[0:41] Connection to my life as a Comedian
[1:50] Out of fashion ~ when ‘Button Up’ Underwear did
[5:13] My Connection to the Environment
[7:14] Made a Connection to Nature in my Backyard
[11:58] Our disconnection from Nature
[13:59] My Deep Respect for Science
[15:02] There is no connection to Democracy anymore
[17:25] I don’t see people connecting with Nature
[19:07] Comedian Connecting to the Audience
[21:02] Has comedy become commodified?
[21:42] Humour Good for our Souls
[23:53] Connecting to the Audience is Bonding
[25:57] Being Disillusioned
[28:58] My Connection to Social Justice

Connecting to Social Connections ~ Episode 59 ~ My Conversation with Tony McManus

Tony McManus is a sought after speaker on many levels in the community for Beyondblue and RUOK across Southeast Australia. He was the first independent chairman of the headspace local consortium across 100 headspace centres across Australia. He then an established the headspace Geelong fund.

[0:35] A Passion to Social Connections
[1:23] Making time for Connection in our Busyness
[2:10] Men’s Connections lost in busyness
[5:38] Heart Connection at 1-on-1 level
[7:02] What is Preventing Men’s Connections?
[8:18] Connecting to our Vulnerability is not a Weakness
[11:56] Men Learning to Navigate our Emotional (Brain) Health
[14:49] Men’s Social Conditioning a product of old Toxic Masculinity
[15:47] Men’s Connections in ‘Doing’ Based Communities
[19:11] Men’s Positive Connections in Community Groups
[21:47] Losing Connections in Men’s quest to be a Provider
[24:02] Serenity in Bonny Doon ~ Man’s Version of Mindfulness
[26:07]Mindfulness ~ ‘Simply Being at the Back of the Boat’
[28:21] Connection to ‘All That Is’ ~ a Reboot (Disconnect to Reconnect)