Thursday, February 16, 2012

The other side of the microphone

I'm blushing just now, because Soph R over at The Fountainside (a super awesome blog about everyday issues) has given The Spoken Project a bit of a write-up and asked me a few questions on her blog today.

Shucks. Thanks Soph.

I have to say, it was a bit odd being asked the questions. I think it's only the second or third time I've been interviewed by a journalist/blogger. Weird. But perhaps good for my empathy skills!

In between procrastinating and reading G.K Chesterton, I've been beavering away on the next episode of The Spoken Project. If you want to get a notification when it's out, you can sign up to the newsletter here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

A farrago of thoughts and freebies

Well hello, mid-February. Where did you go, January? Oh hi, O-week, Semester One and the juggernaut that is 2012.

This year is going a wee bit fast for my liking, but what is one to do, other than keep up?

So here is a mash-up of things, in no particular order:

An interesting discussion about who we should marry and why - a reflection on Tim Keller's new book on marriage, specifically, C.S Lewis' idea of the "secret thread" over at my good friend's blog Along Addison's Walk.

The ever-amazing Dan on why we drink coffee.

Go tell Apple you don't want them exploiting Chinese workers by signing this petition. Actually, first listen to this investigation into the factories recently aired on This American Life.

Get a few chapters free from marketing guru Seth Godin's book Permission Marketing and learn why people hate being spammed and how ideas spread. A good read for anyone wanting to get their ideas/book/message out there.

Download this amazing album free from The Lighthouse and the Whaler on Noisetrade.

What have you been reading/listening to? Give me some links, guys!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New episode of The Spoken Project

In case you missed it, there's a new episode of my radio documentary series, The Spoken Project. Pete's a wonderful person with a great sense of humour. You will love hearing his story, I promise.

Mississippi John Hurt

So much respect for this guy. Mississippi John Hurt, singing You Gotta Walk That Lonesome Valley. Perfect if you need a bit of pep to get you through a tough time.