Wanderful the podcast is created and hosted by arts-in-business innovator David Pearl to help you bring a bit of wonder to your walking. Inspired by David’s not-profit social movement Street Wisdom that brings free guided in-person and online walking workshops to city streets in 80 countries and counting. Each episode takes an entertaining and light- hearted look at an aspect of life we all secretly struggle with or want to get better at: optimism, creativity, relationships, wealth, direction… you get the idea. We’ll start the walks by exploring the everyday challenge in the company of an entertaining and refreshingly, imperfectly human, guest. Then, following simple instructions provided by David, the walk becomes a way to get clarity, insight and learn new skills you can use every day to help you find answers to your life questions. All you need is some headphones and a phone so you can get outside and walk whilst listening, but if you are tuning in at home then walking (slowly) inside your house, also works well too. You can dig deeper into the power of wandering and getting off the beaten track in David’s book Wanderful: Human Navigation for a Complex World available at leading bookstores. Follow @streetwisdom_ @davidpearlhere for more ideas and inspiration on leading a Wanderful life https://wanderfulpodcast.com/
Tuesday May 02, 2023
Tuesday May 02, 2023
Tuesday May 02, 2023
Hello wanderers… welcome to the finale of our fifth season of ‘Wanderful’".
If you’ve listened to any of the previous episodes, you will know this is a podcast which has been designed to be walked to, providing you with some ‘inspiration on the go’
Every week we invite an inspiring guest to join us… somebody with a refreshing take on life and its various twists and turns.
What you don’t know is that lots of the wonderful conversations get left on the cutting room floor.
However… David and our producer, Andrew, have scooped up some of that interview gold so you can take a wander through the magic we missed out on.
As ever… you can listen to this podcast in your home, but we think you will get the most inspiration if you boot up and join David @davidpearl_here @streetwisdom_ out on the streets or https://wanderfulpodcast.com
Season 5 finale features conversations with pianist, singer, choir leader, environmental campaigner and curator, Holly Cullen-Davies: Bestselling author, broadcaster and two-time TED speaker and voice of the Slow Movement, Carl Honoré: Peace-pilgrim, life-long activist, and former monk, Satish Kumar: Senior Partner McKinsey & Co, Arne Gast: Historian and author of several novels, journalism, politics, and philosophy; radio presenter, documentary film maker and public lecturer, Philipp Blom: The ‘Stand Up Drummer’, musician, key note speaker and team builder, Tom Morley and executive creative director, founder of ‘This Morning Walk’, co-host of the podcast This Morning Walk and author of ‘Do Walk’, Libby De Lana
00.00 - 00.44: Theme
00.45 - 02.50: Introducing Season 5 Omnibus
02.51 - 03.55: Introducing Libby De Lana
03.57 - 08.09: Libby DeLana: The Hell Yes Chapter!
08.10 - 10.00: Introducing Tom Morley
10.02 - 15.53: Tom Morley: A Brush With The Law
15.55 - 18.40: Introducing Philipp Blom
18.42 - 21.29: Philipp Blom: Grouse & Imagine: The Culture Of The Cafe
21.30 - 23.52: Introducing Arne Gast
23.55 - 29.40: Arne Gast: Riding the S-Curves
29.45 - 31.08: Introducing Satish Kumar
31.10 - 33.13: Satish Kumar: A Maternal Wisdom
33.20 - 35.07: Introducing Carl Honoré
35.10 - 37.34: Carl Honoré: The Genesis of (B)older
37.40 - 39.00: Introducing Holly Cullen-Davies
39.04 - 41.54: Holly Cullen-Davies: Thula Mama
41.57 - 44.00: Epilogue: Gratitude
44.00 - 44.26: Closing credits
“I’m a big believer in the beginner’s mind. Starting things is terrifying and wonderful and interesting, so am I a beginner? I’m a 60 year old beginner of everything.”
“The Clash sung ‘I fought the law and the law won.” I would love to re-mix that and call it ‘I fought the law and the people won.’ We have to stand up for our eroding rights.”
“The coffee you buy (in the cafe) is in fact not a cup of coffee: it’s an entrance ticket. It entitles you to sit there as long as you want… that means of course, that things can develop and you can sit there and watch people, and sit there and read your novel or sit there and write your novel. It’s such a luxury in today’s world.”
“ I see that my (S) curve is flattening when i become at ease; when I feel like I got this, I like this, that’s the moment the inner voice starts saying… hmm.. let’s do another near-death experience, start anew somewhere.”
“Whatever you see… is divine, is sacred. There is no separation between humans and nature and no separation between God and nature. This is the beauty of Indian culture: everything is God, everything is divine, everything is nature. This is what I learned from my Mother.”
“In the blink of an eye, I went from goal-scorer to Grandad… age took on this terrible power… defining and limiting me. I just thought this can’t be right. Why was I feeling a door was being slammed in my face just because of the numbers on my birth certificate?”
“Singing is proven to release endorphins in the same way as exercise is and it’s proven to release more endorphins when you do it with other people and I just see these people light up.”
This Morning Walk: https://www.thismorningwalk.com/
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David Pearl (Host)
Andrew Paine (Producer & Audio Engineer)