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Paul Boross talks to the funniest and most successful leaders in business, sport and entertainment about how humour measurably improves your business and your life. Humourology is a study into why a good sense of humour is much more than a means to raise a smile – it’s a critical psychological defence against the stresses of everyday life, it’s the source of our resilience and it’s the secret weapon of all successful leaders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Michael, Surbhi, and Helen discuss how over-sensitive people may have the key to future happiness, and then the climate news that will not help anyone's future happiness. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twitt…
 
In this episode, we open up the mailbag to answer YOUR questions that were emailed or called in. We always get too many listener questions than we can handle, so we wanted to kick off the holiday season with a big THANK YOU! We break into questions on Drive-Black Widow-Horror Movies as the last frontier for artistic films-Eternal Sunshine-Alien/Apo…
 
Paul Boross is joined by writer, producer, presenter and creative extraordinaire Danny Wallace. Wallace has built a career on a quality collection of creative endeavours that captivate crowds and inspire comedy. His book, Yes Man inspired the film of the same name starring Jim Carrey. In addition to his writing credits, Wallace has performed in a v…
 
Another Marvel movie! In this chat, the Wisecrack crew - joined by the one and only Lux - talks Chloe Zhao's ETERNALS (2021). We get into the narrative rhythms of Marvel movies, some comic book history, some Marvel-lore-untangling, the religion-mythology narratives in the film - and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explor…
 
Bulent Somay did his doctorate in science fiction at Montreal McGill University in 1982 and 1983, but returned to Istanbul without getting his doctorate. He earned a PhD in Psychosocial Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London, in 2013. In this first interview on the new channel, Somay discusses his skepticism about left-wing populism.…
 
Michael, Surbhi, and guest Reilly Anspaugh explore the loss of celebrity clout in the wake of streaming services, as well as the new university here to combat woke culture. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twi…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew and special guest Thomas Flight as they discuss Wes Anderson's feature film debut BOTTLE ROCKET (1996)! In this chat, we talk auteur theory in filmmaking, breaking down what makes Wes Anderson's movie so "Wes Anderson-y," gunfights in his style, this film as a debut, and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this…
 
Award-Winning writer, comic and performer Andy Hamilton joins The Humourology Podcast to discuss how creative works can connect with a crowd. From stand-up comedy to sitcoms to his new book, Hamilton discusses how he uses his sense of humour to connect characters, comics, and crowds with comedy. Paul Boross is joined by the creative force behind a …
 
Austin and Raymond are joined by special guest Karsten Runquist for this talk on MARRIAGE STORY (2019) directed by Noah Baumbach! In this chat, we get into the complex mess that is a relationship, breaking apart some of the famous scenes in the film, Noah Baumbach as a filmmaker - and more! Enjoy. Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Expl…
 
Paul Boross is joined by award-winning producer of The Graham Norton Show, Graham Stuart. Stuart knows what it takes to make memorable and mirthful TV moments possible. Graham knows that when you support exceptional talent, you are sure to get a performance that is unforgettable. “True star power is the ability to show all kinds of emotions and emb…
 
Michael, Surbhi, and guest Robyn Chowdhury discuss the unsafe and exploitative working conditions in the film industry, as well as the "generous" gift the CEO of Spanx gave her employees. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co F…
 
Don't hate us but... we didn't LOVE Dune. In this chat, we get into those *spicy* takes, the cinematic influences that led to this film, themes of imperialism, viewing this film through the lens of our 2021 western eyes, and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to…
 
Paul Boross is joined by one of the nation’s most recognisable comics. From his crazy hair to his even crazier shirts, Milton Jones has established his stage presence as one of the wittiest wizards of the one-liner. Milton shares his experiences on the stage and discusses just how important humour can be when the curtain goes up. “Humour, if used p…
 
Join Austin and Michael in this talk on SQUID GAME (2021) created by Hwang Dong-hyuk! They get into the concepts of indebtedness and liquidity as tools, philosophers both Italian and Korean, little philosophy easter eggs in the show, and more. Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/SMT…
 
Sean Sayers is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kent. He has written extensively on Hegelian and Marxist philosophy from a Hegelian Marxist perspective. In April of 2020, he appeared on the Zero Books channel in order to discuss his criticism of GA Cohen, an analytic philosopher, and Marxist. Since then Steve Paxton, who is …
 
Paul Boross is joined by the UK’s all-action anchor of the news, Dermot Murnaghan. Dermot has built a career on being a trustworthy voice in the hardest of times. He shares how his sense of humour has helped him herald in some of the hardest news to the nation. Murnaghan knows that building a trustful relationship with your audience is all about be…
 
BONUS EPISODE! Join Raymond, Michael, and Amanda as they talk Julia Ducournau's TITANE (2021). This film is... well, it is quite something, and we get into the meaning behind that something! This talk ranges from the symbolism of the vehicle, the intentional omission of structure, and some shop talk on horror. What a way to head into the middle of …
 
On the heels of the Squid Game craze, Michael, Raymond, and guest Alison Herman wonder what is being lost in translation, and then dive into the literary world drama of "Bad Art Friend." Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Fo…
 
Jake Flores from Pod Damn America joins Doug Lain to set him straight after he was ratioed on Twitter. They discuss what up and coming comedians REALLY think about "cancel culture," Dave Chappelle's controversial comedy special "The Closer" and how the Generation X cohort is becoming synonymous with Boomers.…
 
Paul Boross is joined by fire-breathing businesswoman, investor, and star of Dragon’s Den, Deborah Meaden. Meaden joins The Humourology Podcast to share stories from her scintillating career as an investor and businesswoman. What does it take to make deals on budding businesses? Meaden says a great attitude is the way to go. “You have to build a ra…
 
The Wisecrack crew is joined by Reilly Anspaugh to talk Mike Nichols' THE BIRDCAGE (1996)! We get into the context of what dates this film, how comedies are evolving over time, the brilliant performances, typecasts, Mike Nichols being a genius - we haven't done a comedy in a while, and we loved this talk. Enjoy!! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsorin…
 
Lavit Maas is a social worker working as a mental health responder on Skid Row in Los Angeles. In this video interview she explains the difficulties she faces as she works to get the most destitute and vulnerable people care and explores how homelessness and servicing homelessness are mutually supporting under capitalism.…
 
Paul Boross is joined by the actor, humourous force in historic presentation and star of Blackadder, Sir Tony Robinson. Robinson is an expert at using humour to educate and entertain an audience of any size. As an acting national treasure and the nation’s premiere presenter of popular history, Robinson has learned just how powerful a sense of humou…
 
Surbhi, Burns, and Helen get into the reality of the American workforce and what free time is worth in our current society. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ \ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twitter! @surbhipatel22 (Surbhi) @michaeloburns (M…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew as they get into talking NIGHTCRAWLER (2014) directed by Dan Gilroy! The conversation ranges from the unlikely success story of this movie, allegories to the filmmaking process itself, the ethics of filming, well, everything around us, and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at…
 
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