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Can we learn to make smarter choices? Listen in as host Katy Milkman--behavioral scientist, Wharton professor, and author of How to Change--shares stories of high-stakes decisions and what research reveals they can teach us. Choiceology, an original podcast from Charles Schwab, explores the lessons of behavioral economics to help you improve your judgment and change for good. Season 1 of Choiceology was hosted by Dan Heath, bestselling author of Made to Stick and Switch. Podcasts are for inf ...
 
Though carols are traditionally associated with Christmas, this was not always the case. “Carol” comes from the French word 'carole' which means circle dance accompanied by singing. It was part of any festivity and gradually came to be associated with holidays like Christmas. In England, festivities were banned following the Civil War and Protestantism, but many song writers and Protestants wrote musical works to be sung at Christmas and these were referred to as “carols.” Today, Christmas a ...
 
Your age does not define you, so who says you can’t have a trampolining party for your 50th birthday? Who says you can’t be fit, healthy, and embracing life well into your 50's? Fifty & Fly is an attitude that says there is no limit to what you can achieve in your 50's so be bold, be beautiful and be awesome!Join Fitness & Lifestyle Coach Eugénie, as she guides you through your 40’s into ‘Fifty and Fly’ heaven!
 
Life Stories is a programme I present for Talk Radio Europe in southern Spain, where I live. In Life Stories, I chat to non-Spanish guests about their lives here in Spain. We discuss their lives here, what brought them here and what they did before they moved to Spain. Each guest can choose 6 pieces of music that best represent periods in their Life Stories. Each of my guests has a fascinating tale to tell, and each has that one common denominator - they all decided to come and live in Spain ...
 
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Charles and Graham are joined by special guest, Rory Hoy to discuss Rory's latest book about the Beatles, which coincides with the release of a newly mastered version of The Beatles' Let It Be album. As The Beatles - Acting Naturally (Obscure, Rare, Unfinished and Abandoned Film and TV Projects Of The Fab Four) is out now. Rory Hoy is a multi award…
 
As Graham readjusts to life outside the Cairngorms and Charles reacts to the less enjoyable side of the job of the critic the duo give their verdict on the latest Bond film, No Time to Die. Graham reports on his first visit to the new-ish V & A museum in Dundee and its exhibition, Nightfever and on seeing Field Music live at Brudenell Social Club, …
 
Most of us would prefer to avoid an argument at work or at home. But there are times when arguments—at least when they’re civil—can help surface important information for decision-making. In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at situations where certain types of conflict can actually lead to better outcomes. You’re probably fami…
 
With Graham dropping in from the Cairngorms, Charles and his podcast partner of choice reflect on the length of the new James Bond film, No Time to Die. Graham reports on the return of two stellar music acts, 70s legends Genesis with what threatens to be their final tour and 80s pop experimentalists, Scritti Politti, both of whom were back in Leeds…
 
Late to the microphone after his tour of petrol stations to observe queues and 'Out of Fuel' notices, Charles gets straight down to business with the much anticipated release of No Time to Die, the latest instalment in the Bond franchise and the last hurrah for Daniel Craig as 007. Charles asks Graham if this is an attempt to change the blueprint f…
 
Perhaps this scenario seems familiar. Let’s say you generally do a good job of sticking to your monthly budget, but a rare opportunity arises—maybe a favorite musical artist is in town, or you’ve been invited to a friend’s 25th anniversary event—and you blow past your regular spending limit. It’s all right—you’ll just have to tighten your belt a bi…
 
Charles reports back on a busy week in York theatres as the Grand Opera House re-opens with The Woman in Black, York Theatre Royal presents a new play, Mugabe, My Dad and Me. Graham reflects on the potential confusion for venues with the latest government climbdown as it decides to not go ahead with Covid Passports and the duo reflect on the appoin…
 
When young children imagine their future lives, they’re often very optimistic. They’ll say things like “I’m going to be an astronaut!” or “When I grow up, I want to be a movie star!” These outcomes are, of course, quite rare. Most children will grow into slightly less exotic careers as adults. But even as adults, we tend toward personal optimism. W…
 
Shh! Someone's a little under the weather...but not enough to hold up the latest episode. Charles and Graham report back on their trip to Edinburgh (the trip done many times over the years and the inspiration for the name of this podcast) and their experience at this year's hybrid Film Festival. As Charles watched his beloved Leeds at Elland Road f…
 
You may notice that charity campaigns tend to focus on the stories of one or two individuals or families, and that those stories are often rich with emotional content but light on information and statistics. There’s a reason for that. In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at the different ways we tend to be captivated and motiva…
 
Most people wouldn’t attempt a marathon or a climb up Mount Everest without first working through some less audacious objectives. And yet there are countless examples of ambitious goals—new businesses, academic degrees, career changes, athletic feats—that were abandoned because they appeared too daunting in scope. In this episode of Choiceology wit…
 
How “normal” is London and its arts scene now as Graham reports back on his weekend trip? In turn, Charles talks up York after Step 4. The duo respond to shouts that M Night Shyamalan is back on form with his latest film, Old, and Graham assesses Manchester City and Gallagher brothers’ photographer Sharon Latham’s exhibition of Noel's High Flying B…
 
Graham introduces this episode with a quick report on a special first edition of the first Harry Potter book and Charles reflects on his first full-capacity performance for a long time, at York Theatre Royal, of Ralph Fiennes' solo performance of T S Eliot's surprisingly topical poem Four Quartets. Graham has had a busy week hosting the legendary m…
 
Fresh from a trip to Wales, Charles gets up to date with what's happening culturally in York and Harrogate and how the pandemic continues to cast a long and confusing shadow. Graham reports on the current Barbara Hepworth Exhibition at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield and the duo debate her work alongside that of fellow Yorkshire artist and friend…
 
Graham and Charles discuss the financial viability of artists who rely on streaming, reflecting on the news that Nadine Shah, one of the UK's most celebrated indie artists has had to move back in with her parents. Charles wonders whether the arts can learn anything from the recent Euro 2020 final and reminds Graham it is not too late to see Sir Ala…
 
Charles and Graham take a look at new British film, Supernova starring Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth, with a wider look at the releases we can and cannot look forward to over the coming months. A new play written by writer/performer Daniel Bye and singer/songwriter and former Chumbawumba guitarist Boff Whalley, These Hills Are Ours is about to visi…
 
We drop in as Charles and Graham lock horns over the status of Radiohead - the cream of British rock or curdled? Graham starts warming to the idea of a new Beatles documentary helmed by Peter Jackson, Get Back. Charles launches a ferocious attack on the ubiquity of Glastonbury, even though there has not been a festival this year, nor indeed last. J…
 
Off the back of a nervy nil-nil draw between England and Scotland in Euro 2020, Englishman Charles and Scotsman Graham assess where we are with further re-openings for cultural venues and events following the decision not to re-open fully, as planned, on 21 June. Graham proposes that Ben Wheatley, the British director responsible for In A Field in …
 
Graham and Charles have invited Harrogate based nature writer, Rob Cowen back onto the podcast to talk about the publication of his new book of poems, The Heeding, with illustrations by Nick Hayes. The book contains 35 poems written over the past year, reflecting on the pandemic. Rob also reads two of the poems, sharing his thoughts on their writin…
 
Charles reports back on his fresh air visit to the new sculptures at The Himalayan Gardens and Graham reminds us of some of the more advanced thinking at the heart of T-Rex's musical culture. Charles reviews Velma Celli's new drag shows at the double in York and Graham celebrates ten years of Metronomy's album, English Riviera. Graham also gives us…
 
Important decisions can be complex and difficult to make. We’re at the mercy of certain behavioral biases, and we often face a degree of uncertainty. And while it’s helpful to be aware of our shortcomings and mindful of our incomplete picture of the world, there is a proven way to make better decisions, on balance. In this episode of Choiceology wi…
 
Charles and Graham head straight to the subject of musical re-evaluation, as they explore the evolution of reputations around such luminaries as Nick Drake and Sinead O'Connor. Graham lets Charles in to his secret Thursday Night Film Club with a focus on the work of Jean-Luc Godard. Graham feeds back his thoughts on the public art commission on tou…
 
Fresh from a trip to the Lake District, Graham reflects on the glory that is the Lakes and gives his verdict on multiple Oscar winning film Nomadland. Charles feels sorry for the UK's Eurovision entrant with his now legendary nul points and Graham bigs up the even bigger legend that is Paul Weller with his sixteenth solo album release, Fat Pop. Cha…
 
Many episodes of this podcast deal with cognitive biases that can hinder our decision-making abilities. In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at a different kind of error: how completely irrelevant information can negatively influence our judgments, making them varied and unpredictable. This variability of human judgment—or nois…
 
In this episode, I encourage you to challenge yourself in every area of your life. Are you living safe? Staying in the box? Do you keep things the same? How about challenging yourself and your life for a change? You never know where it will lead. Take a listen and find out more. About Your Host I'm a Lifestyle Coach who is passionate about helping …
 
Charles and Graham chew over the latest news in the easing of lockdown and assess the opportunities to get out and about. Graham looks at some local gigs coming up and Charles explains how he is suddenly busy reviewing the new shows at the Theatre Royal, and 41 Monkgate in York and the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Graham gets all glam wit…
 
Charles and Graham take stock of the impact of the recent elections; decry the proposed fifty percent cut to the arts in academia and give a cautious welcome to the news from the Young Vic that they will be live streaming all their productions going forward: what will this mean for other organisations? Graham reports back on two new art exhibitions…
 
If you’ve ever lost a job, or been through a breakup, or failed an exam, you’ll know that the aftermath can be painful and disorienting. But for some percentage of those who experience these disappointing outcomes, unforeseen opportunities will arise. In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we look at the occasional upside of being forced…
 
This week (May 10 - 14, 2021) is Mental Health Week and in this weeks episode we talk to Psychotherapist Primrose George about healing from trauma. Primrose shares her story from tragedy to triumph and helps you to understand the effects of trauma and why and how you may need to seek help. Listen to see if her story resonates with you and if it cou…
 
In this episode, I talk with Charlene Charles who runs an organisation called Pamper Indulge Give or 'P.I.G' for short. Tune in to hear Charlene's story of how a dream and an idea turned into a passion and a purpose. If you've ever dreamed of starting your own organisation, non-for profit or charity then this episode is a must. You can follow Pampe…
 
A spiky Charles fumes at the possible threat to the return of live events, Graham introduces the new album by indie stalwarts Teenage Fanclub and Charles bangs the drum for Riz Ahmed's current film, Sound of Metal. As has been reported, Tom Cruise has been filming Mission Impossible 7 locally. Charles and Graham take a look at his enduring appeal. …
 
Charles and Graham discuss Oliver Stone's upcoming JFK documentary as his controversial political drama celebrates its 30th anniversary, accompanied by a special online interview for Harrogate Film Festival. The duo review Mick Jagger's lockdown knockdown single, Eazy Sleazy, recorded with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, and reflect on the passing of Bay…
 
In this episode, I tell you about my gym visit and the 2 profound life lessons I learnt from being there. You need to hear this as I just may be talking to you! If it does resonate with you please let me know! About Me I'm a Lifestyle Coach who is passionate about helping women look awesome, feel awesome and be awesome for their 50th birthday and b…
 
You probably have a list of reminders somewhere. Maybe you have a calendar with important dates marked. And likely a mental to-do list. And shopping lists. And gift ideas. And you’ve got to remember to get your taxes filed. And don’t forget to get those prescriptions filled before the drug store closes. And you’ve got to renew your insurance, and ……
 
In an interview special Charles and Graham interview York-born singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich ahead of his new album. Benjamin Francis Leftwich released his first album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm in 2011 which made the Top 40 on the UK album charts and kick started his successful career to date. He is celebrating the ten years sin…
 
In this episode, I chat with Cherrill Hutchinson about her organisation called 'The Black Women's Kindness Initiative'. Find out what she does to empower women to be kind, not only to others, but to themselves in a big way. Follow her on social media to join one of her events: Facebook Instagram Linkedin About Me I'm a Lifestyle Coach who is passio…
 
Charles and Graham open with a look-back at the best albums of the year so far and what's coming next. Graham goes further with his report on Stuart Cosgrove's book, Harlem 69: The Future Of Soul, and then compares Lindsay Anderson's classic 1968 film, If, with The Rolling Stones' track Jig-saw Puzzle from that year's album, Beggars Banquet. Charle…
 
For many, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic was terrifying. Descriptions of the outbreak in Europe and Asia led to panic buying and sheltering in place here at home. But, as time passed and people became acclimatized to life with masks and social distancing, many of those same people who were terrified at the outset began to let their guard dow…
 
In this episode, I tell you how a huge disappointment turned into one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Tune in to hear what happened to 10 year old me and find out how you can join me , in London, to watch one of my favourite musicals of all time. Would love to see you there. About Me I'm a Lifestyle Coach who is passionate about helping…
 
In a packed programme, the duo move from an update on the secret rock connections of Harrogate to a celebration of the life of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, co-founder of San Francisco's groundbreaking City Lights bookshop. Charles leads an update on the latest Government funding for beleaguered cultural organisations and Graham reveals his involvement in…
 
In this episode I sit down with the wonderful Natalia Nicholson and discuss life, business and kids. You can find Natalia here: Facebook | Website | Eventbrite About Me I'm a Lifestyle Coach who is passionate about helping women look awesome, feel awesome and be awesome for their 50th birthday and beyond. Go to www.fiftyandfly.com for more details …
 
Graham updates Charles on progress in the writing of his book about Harrogate prog band Magna Carta. The duo discuss upcoming gigs and Charles examines the thorny issue of the representation of female artists on festival billing before welcoming special guest Tom Beer from York band Bull.By Graham Chalmers and Charles Hutchinson
 
In this episode we look at the things people say to you on your health journey and the damage it can do. We also take a look at the negativity surrounding all things healthy and what can be done about it. Tune in and see if you can resonate with this episode and find out what you can do to help and support your friends and loved ones. About Me I'm …
 
Have you ever visited your doctor to deal with a minor health issue and then left the office with nothing more than the doctor’s calming reassurance? Chances are good that you felt a bit better, physically, just by virtue of experiencing the environment of the clinic and anticipating some kind of improvement in your health. In this episode of Choic…
 
As the roadmap to recovery pushes on, Graham and Charles share their thoughts on what might or might not happen for the arts. Charles celebrates another Leeds' footballing great, Peter Lorimer, who died recently and asks why that team has never been able to escape the moniker 'Dirty Leeds'. Graham talks about a new book on British modernist archite…
 
You know you should be doing it but you just don't get around to it. Your mind is telling you yes but your body is having a different conversation. What am I talking about? EXERCISE!!! In this episode, I take you through my top 10 tips on how to start exercising for free! It's time to stop faffing about and get it done. Grab a pen and a notebook (d…
 
Charles tries to encourage Graham to ponder his favourite ‘mother’ related songs’ and the power of podcasts. Graham talks more about his take on the James Acaster book Perfect Sound Whatever and Charles looks at albums that when they were originally released were less acclaimed or even noticed than they are today and asks Graham to think about rece…
 
Hardware stores and home improvement shows often promote do-it-yourself projects. And while it’s challenging to make your own projects look as good as the ones on TV or in glossy brochures, building something yourself can be a very rewarding experience. The trouble is, the DIY approach can sometimes cloud your perceptions of the value of your proje…
 
It's Mothers Day here in the UK, and what better way to celebrate than having a conversation with my offspring - Terell Farrell We went for a walk this morning and when we got back to the car we recorded this episode for you. Tee is an artist, musician, writer, producer and a pretty good son too. I'm super proud of him and it's always wonderful to …
 
Graham remembers the classical music reviewer, George Pyman and Charles assesses the health of reviews and reviewing across the arts and compares it to sports reporting. Charles also celebrates the rise and rise of James who release their sixteenth album later this year. The duo elaborate on local plans to get live arts and culture back into our li…
 
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