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Each week I explore a big question with someone I consider brilliant. I ask questions to help us learn from them, and others to help us learn about them. It gets pretty deep at times and funny at others... Perhaps YOU could be my brilliant person one week? Tweet me @PookyH to suggest yourself or someone you’d love me to talk to.
 
The Southside Connection show is a talk show dedicated to connecting the urban streets online with southern local music, current events in the south, music news, important urban issues, pranks, interviews and more........ The Energy Lounge show is a talk show for urban professionals discussing urban society, family and social issues, sex and relationships, love advice while exposing local artists and original music in conscious rap, R&B, Nu Jazz, Neo Soul, Poetry and more...
 
The GROGNARD RPG files is a podcast that looks at RPGs from 'back in the day and today'. Each episode concentrates on the original rules of a featured game, our experiences of playing the game, PLUS excellent contributions from @dailydwarf selecting highlights from the halcyon days of White Dwarf magazine.
 
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Today’s question is “What does every teacher need to know about neuroplasticity and learning?” and I’m in conversation with Jennifer A Hawkins Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenhawk6248 Website: https://www.jahawkins.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindartpaintings LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-jennifer-a-hawkins-8880b6164/ Book: …
 
No doubt about it. Counting your blessings and expressing gratitude for what you have is the BEST way to invite more good in. Follow and stream my affirmations on Spotify here. This is the leadoff track on the album Start Your Day with Positive Affirmations, Vol. 1. Watch the YouTube version here: https://youtu.be/P7coyAme9Vg Get six FREE affirmati…
 
Download Episode We knew we’d get there eventually. This episode is dedicated to Basic Dungeons and Dragons. Our guest is Lew Pulsipher who was a regular contributor to the Golden Era of White Dwarf. He talks about his formative years in role-playing. He is still contributing to EN World and has a Video channel all about Games Design. Blythy and I …
 
Today’s question is “What do recycled flower bottle sculptures have to do with wellbeing?” and I’m in conversation with Kat Hall. For over 15 years Kat has been running bespoke art workshops in schools and the local community through her company Arts Generation. Kat is a mixed media artist and is committed to providing creative, meaningful and exci…
 
Thanks to BetterHelp.com/BobBaker for sponsoring this episode. Get the help you need from a licensed therapist. If you use the service, I will receive a modest commission. That won’t affect your rate at all, but it will help support this podcast so I can create more episodes. Affirmations to help you sleep and relax - especially if you are experien…
 
Why is the conversation about ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) so challenging? In this conversation, we explore power, polarisation and suffering along with much discussion about the role of theory in making sense of data. For more of Suzanne's work: Website: www.suzannezeedyk.com Twitter: @suzannezeedyk…
 
Today’s question is “What is selective mutism and how can we help?” and I’m in conversation with Gino Hipolito. Links: Gino’s webinar for school staff (running on 20th & 27th October 2020): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/selective-mutism-awareness-in-schools-tickets-121223283103 Twitter: https://twitter.com/GinoSHipolito Organisations supporting SM…
 
Today’s question is “Men don’t talk about mental health: myth or masculine trait?” and I’m in conversation with Tim Boughton Tim left the military in 2008 having been both an Army Officer and a Commando Pilot in the Fleet Air Arm. Since leaving in 2008 he has been in the financial sector in London where he has looked after the interests of some of …
 
Dance, work out, and move your body to these energizing affirmations. Here's the YouTube video https://youtu.be/MuGYU_aiYzc - If you like this, you'll also love my Soul Massage project and Wake Up Happy album, along with these YouTube videos: Start Your Day with Energy and Affirmations for Unlimited Energy and Motivation Get six FREE affirmation an…
 
Today’s question is “Does 'inspiration porn' fuel imposter syndrome for disabled people?” and I’m in conversation with Charlotte Claydon “I'm 32 years old and live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I was born with Cerebral Palsy and use a powered wheelchair to get around. I also have an assistance dog called Lexi, trained through the charity 'Canine P…
 
Thanks to BetterHelp.com/BobBaker for sponsoring this episode. Get the help you need from a licensed therapist. If you use the service, I will receive a modest commission. That won’t affect your rate at all, but it will help support this podcast so I can create more episodes. Detach from your thoughts? Be the observer of your thoughts? What exactly…
 
Today’s question is “How can you survive and thrive after a toxic workplace” and I’m in conversation with Lynn McCann Lynn is an independent autism specialist, author and trainer who started her own business after a difficult experience of being bullied at work. Seven years later, what has she learned? Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReachoutASC Websi…
 
Abundance Affirmations. A Powerful combination of You Are and I Am prosperity declarations. Sample the “21-Day Abundance and Money Attraction Brain Boost” for free: https://soulmassage.bandcamp.com/album/21-day-abundance-and-money-attraction-brain-boost Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/e0WLS2OhiZw Get six FREE affirmation and guided me…
 
Download Episode Welcome to the end of the world! In the latest episode we look at the FGU RPG Aftermath!, a game that is still supported by useful online resources. I ran a one-shot for GrimCon but working out the rules was a challenge. Thankfully Doc Cowie is on hand to help me through the twists and turns. Also mentioned is Improvised Radio Thea…
 
Craig Pinkney is a Criminologist, Urban Youth Specialist and Director at Solve: The Centre for Youth Violence and Conflict CIC (UK). Craig is an experienced Youth Worker and academically holds a BA (Hons) in Youth & Community Development (JNC), Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, Post Graduate Certificate in Research, Masters in…
 
Thanks to BetterHelp.com/BobBaker for sponsoring this episode. Get the help you need from a licensed therapist. If you use the service, I will receive a modest commission. That won’t affect your rate at all, but it will help support this podcast so I can create more episodes. Start your day with these powerful, positive Morning I AM Affirmations fo…
 
Today’s question is “What part do the creative arts have to play in the catchup curriculum?” and I’m in conversation with Helen Pitchford Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebuddhaplaytherapist/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lilbuddhaplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlebuddhaplayandcreativeartstherapy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin…
 
Welcome to Pooky Ponders, the podcast where I explore big questions with brilliant people. I’m Pooky Knightsmith and I’m your host. Today’s question is “What’s it like to design a school from the ground up?” and I’m in conversation with Adam Dabin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-dabin-06aa0712b/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdamDabin Web…
 
Today’s question is “What can the rest of the world learn from the Scottish approach to ACEs?” and I’m in conversation with Laura McConnell. Laura is a teacher who has worked for over a decade in Scottish mainstream primary schools, most recently in a Support for Learning capacity. As an adult, Laura was diagnosed as Autistic and ADHD. She is passi…
 
Welcome to this five-minute law of attraction meditation on how to attract the life of your dreams. Follow my voice prompts as I guide you through a powerful LOA visualization. Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/iihcFylIF3M Get six FREE affirmation and guided meditation MP3 downloads. My gift to you at https://BobBakerInspiration.com/fre…
 
Today’s question is “How can we support school staff mental health” and I’m in conversation with Amy Sayer Book: https://amzn.to/2PKGgAC Twitter: https://twitter.com/amysayer2010 Blog: https://amysayerwrites.wordpress.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amysayer/By Dr Pooky Knightsmith
 
Enjoy these Bedtime Sleep Affirmations for Love, Romance, and Relationships. Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/v6ypZR3ROoY Get six FREE affirmation and guided meditation MP3 downloads. My gift to you at https://BobBakerInspiration.com/free - All of my recordings appear first on YouTube. Please subscribe to my channel now: https://www.Yo…
 
Today’s question is “How do you go from elective mutism to public speaking?” and I’m in conversation with Caroline Harroe. Caroline Harroe is a cofounder of Harmless and one of its Directors. Now working as the CEO she is also a qualified and accredited humanistic and CBT psychotherapist, delivering direct therapeutic help to people that self harm.…
 
Listen to these Morning I AM Affirmations to Start Your Day with Positive Energy and Positive Vibes. Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/mjQBVv4NqOA Get six FREE affirmation and guided meditation MP3 downloads. My gift to you at https://BobBakerInspiration.com/free - All of my recordings appear first on YouTube. Please subscribe to my cha…
 
Today’s question is “What practical steps can we all take to avoid everyday racism and where might we go wrong?” and I’m in conversation with Ann Marie Christian Ann Marie is an award-winning International Safeguarding Consultant. Website: http://annmariechristian.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/Annmariechild LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/…
 
Start your day with this guided morning meditation, featuring the soothing voice of Pooki Lee. Let the positive energy of this guided meditation give you an inspiring jump-start to your day. Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/G-DRcOtii34 Get six FREE affirmation and guided meditation MP3 downloads. My gift to you at https://BobBakerInspi…
 
Today’s question is “How can technology help us to help people?” and I’m in conversation with Jonathan Singer, President of the American Association of Suicidology, Host of the longest standing podcast for social workers and many other things besides (his bio is astounding!) Follow Jonathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/socworkpodcast Jonathan's …
 
Sleep affirmations to help you relax and enjoy peace of mind. Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/7GZq1nL-QU4 - Get six FREE affirmation and guided meditation MP3 downloads. My gift to you at https://BobBakerInspiration.com/free - All of my recordings appear first on YouTube. Please subscribe to my channel now: https://www.YouTube.com/Bob…
 
Download Episode Blimey, we’ve been doing this bobbins for five years! Good grief! In this episode, we go back to the beginning to look at RuneQuest with Jason Durall, as well as other highlights from his career in role-playing. Blythy and I face the randomly selected Thunder Phase suggested by Patreons. First, last and everything is presented by B…
 
Today’s question is “How can we empower girls to be fiercely independent?” and I’m in conversation with Beth Dawson Beth is a teacher of drama who has worked in a range of schools since starting teaching twenty years ago. Now as Head of Sutton High School, within the Girls’ Day School Trust, she feels she has the best job in the world. Twitter: htt…
 
Start your day like this. Use these “I am” morning affirmations to kick-start your day. Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/1J45lorQcns - Get six FREE affirmation and guided meditation MP3 downloads. My gift to you at https://BobBakerInspiration.com/free - All of my recordings appear first on YouTube. Please subscribe to my channel now: h…
 
Today’s question is “Do creativity and confidence always go hand in hand? ” and I’m in conversation with Lucy Sicks. Lucy, is CEO and Founder of LIFEbeat an organisation which builds creative programme communities to nurture the wellbeing of young people. She previously enjoyed a full career in the arts, where in her final role as Director of The L…
 
Today’s question is “What is the role of the charity sector in rooting out racism?” and I’m in conversation with Kadra Abdinasir Kadra joined the Organising Committee of #CharitySoWhite in November 2019 and works with the team to lead conversations about racism in the charity sector and promote change. She is currently Head of Children and Young Pe…
 
Start Your Day on the Right Foot with these Positive Morning Affirmations. Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/anTb3kiBkiQ - Get six FREE affirmation and guided meditation MP3 downloads. My gift to you at https://BobBakerInspiration.com/free - All of my recordings appear first on YouTube. Please subscribe to my channel now: https://www.Yo…
 
Today’s question is “How much of ourselves should we bring to the workplace?” and I’m in conversation with Lisa Cherry Lisa brings over 30 years experience of working in Education and Social Work settings and a 30-year journey of personal recovery from a fractured childhood. Lisa's own recovery journey brought about her taking the time to qualify a…
 
In this episode I recite a series of “you are” affirmations. In the space that follows, you restate them as “I am” affirmations. If I say “you are prosperous,” you respond with “I am prosperous.” Then imagine yourself truly living that statement. Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/ajyQM_-DSfc Get six FREE affirmation and guided meditatio…
 
Today’s question is “How can boarding schools support children returning to school after lockdown?” and I’m in conversation with Sue Baillie Sue is the Head of Queen Margaret’s School, York. Website: http://queenmargarets.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/bailliesue & https://twitter.com/QueenMargarets link LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-…
 
Pull up a chair. I'm glad you could join me today. I have some advice and words of wisdom for you. Consider this a morning pep talk from a friend filled with words of encouragement. Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/rVyvpjXNYXY Get six FREE affirmation and guided meditation MP3 downloads. My gift to you at https://BobBakerInspiration.co…
 
Today’s question is “How can we let go of our 'adultness' and play?” and I’m in conversation with Greg Bottrill Greg Bottrill is an education author and childhood advocate. A former Early Years leader and assistant Headteacher, Greg is the author of two books 'Can I Go and Play Now?' and 'School and the Magic of Children' both of which explore the …
 
In his book, “The Miracle Morning,” author Hal Elrod suggests your daily morning routine should include positive affirmations and meditation. This is the perfect recording to help you experience that. Watch the YouTube version at https://youtu.be/gSC1JJT9krg Get six FREE affirmation and guided meditation MP3 downloads. My gift to you at https://Bob…
 
Today’s question is "How Does Losing Your Sight Affect How You Feel?" and I’m in conversation with Kate Holden. Kate Holden is a SENDCo who works across her local authority where she has set up nurture bases, worked across specialist provisions, pupil referral units and speech and language bases. She lost her sight for several years in her twenties…
 
Take 15 minutes and treat yourself to this guided meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. Listen to these soothing words and music as you relax your mind, body, and soul. Get relief from stress now. Start a free Buzzsprout podcasting account at https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=599692 This episode's guided meditation is from my album Guided …
 
Today’s question is “Does the COVID context mean children are less safe right now?” and I’m in conversation with Elizabeth Rose. Elizabeth is an experienced safeguarding practitioner, adviser and trainer. She has over 15 years’ experience working in education and was formerly a Designated Safeguarding Lead in a secondary school. She is currently an…
 
Today’s question is “Why do some kids misbehave?” and I’m in conversation with Meic Griffiths who leads the primary and secondary response to behavioural management for the Royal Borough of Greenwich - providing assessment, outreach and nurture throughout the primary phase and the main SEMH provision for some of the most vulnerable pupils both with…
 
Welcome to this morning mantra meditation, inspired by Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation, Life Visioning, and The Answer Is You. He’s a powerful speaker and a great inspiration to millions. There's a particular line he's used in his talks that really resonates with me. I highlight that declaration in this episode. Watch the Y…
 
Today’s question is “How could we better support young people leaving care?”and I’m in conversation with Ceira Walsh a recent care leaver in Jersey who WILL become the director of children’s services in Jersey one day. You’ll gather from the interview that Ceria has a special place in my heart; She or I would love to hear from anyone listening in w…
 
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