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Reflections in the spirit of Henry Thoreau ("Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star." ) and William James ("the really vital question for us all is, What is this world going to be? What is life eventually to make of itself?"). Blogging at jposopher.blogspot.com and delightsprings.blogspot.com, tweeting @osopher.
 
Funny, moving and insightful conversations with leading creative and business leaders from the world of Fashion, Culture and Design. Simon and his guests address current affairs, creativity and assorted topics far outside their own careers. Always looking for provocative ideas you can actually do something with, the Fashion Culture Design podcasts are inspired by the Unconference of the same name. Hosted by: Simon Collins
 
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This is a snippet from Breaking Walls Episode 98: Christmas Week 1947 with Radio's Biggest Stars————————————President Truman spent only two Christmas’ at the White House during his tenure. The first was in 1947. It preceded the extensive renovations the Presidential Mansion would undergo during Truman’s second term. On Christmas Eve, at 5PM eastern…
 
This is a snippet from Breaking Walls Episode 98: Christmas Week 1947 with Radio's Biggest Stars————————————Sunday nights at 7PM was appointment radio from the mid 1930s through the end of the 1940s. Why? Because of one man: Jack Benny. It was the monumental success of Jack Benny’s 1945-46 season which led to solo shows for Phil Harris, Mel Blanc, …
 
Reporter and journalist Matt Bevan, has a great way of summarising complex topics and issues for the everyday person to understand. Matt hosts the ABC podcast, 'China, If You're Listening', and joins Glen and Shelley Johnson (host of my millennial career) for a chat about the relationship between Australia and China and its influence on our economy…
 
There will be a programming format change coming to Breaking Walls beginning on January 1st, 2022. Going forward, I’ll be releasing each episode in parts. These parts will be available on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Once all parts of an episode are released, I’ll release the full-length episode for those who want to listen to it in the tradit…
 
On April 16th, 1986 Jimmy Stewart was a guest of Larry King's for a wide ranging interview about his life and career. During the course of the interview Mr. Stewart spoke about his love for radio and acting on radio.By James Scully
 
So great to have Aleks Nikolic from @brokegirlwealth on Insta, guest hosting this episode with Glen! Aleks and Glen get into these questions from the m3 community: 👉am I better off paying into my two children's HECs fees as opposed to giving them cash due to inheritance? 👉🏾how do you assess the risks of new and emerging thematic ETFs 👉🏿how the mone…
 
In Breaking Walls episode 122 we spend the holidays in the old west with Jimmy Stewart, director Jack Johnstone, and The Six Shooter. ——————————Highlights:• Jack Johnstone’s Early Radio Career• The State of Network Radio in December of 1953• James Stewart on the Hollywood Star Playhouse• The Six Shooter Launches• A Pressing Engagement• The Radio In…
 
In Breaking Walls episode 122 we spend the holidays in the old west with Jimmy Stewart, director Jack Johnstone, and The Six Shooter. ——————————Highlights:• Jack Johnstone’s Early Radio Career• The State of Network Radio in December of 1953• James Stewart on the Hollywood Star Playhouse• The Six Shooter Launches• A Pressing Engagement• The Radio In…
 
You guys had SO many questions for this episode! Rachelle Kroon from Sphere Home Loans joins Glen and John for this deep dive Q&A. They touch on: 👉🏽when's the right time to speak to a mortgage broker? 👉things you can do to maximise your chances of getting a home loan 👉🏿how does HECS/HELP debt affect borrowing 👉🏼why it might not be the best thing to…
 
On Easter Sunday in 1982, Dennis Day was a guest of John Dunning's radio show for 71KNUS in Denver. The two spoke about Day's life and career, which naturally led to his association with Jack Benny. In this clip, Dennis Day talks about his first experience performing for TV in late 1946 and Benny's transition from radio to the small screen.…
 
Glen and John get into these questions and topics from the m3 community: 👉🏾I gave up my career for love to move to the Outback. How do I not fall behind financially? 👉🏿immigrant parents not understanding how to invest 👉🏻tips for living or working abroad 👉my partner is a spender and struggles to stick to the spending plan. Our goals seem unachievabl…
 
This is a snippet from Breaking Walls Episode 97: Thanksgiving 1947—The Most Popular Season in Radio History___________At 10PM eastern time on Thanksgiving Day 1947, as families put their young children to bed, ABC broadcast Mr. President from its Los Angeles KECA affiliate, starring Edward Arnold and Betty Lou Gerson. Mr. President first signed on…
 
Bonus ep for ya! Glen chats with Senator Andrew Bragg, who Chaired the Select Senate committee: Australia as a Finance and Tech Centre. They touch on the committee's recommendations for regulating crypto and also get into some discussions around BNPL, finfluencers and the environment. Register here for Glen's Introduction to Crypto webinar: https:/…
 
There are few homecoming traditions bigger than a football game. Harvard and Yale have been playing an annual game since 1875. It’s so steeped in our culture that American icon Damon Runyon incorporated Yale football into a story.This story, “Hold Em Yale” made it into a syndicated episode of The Damon Runyon Theatre airing out of NBC’s KFI in Los …
 
Community member, Neil Benson met Glen and John at the Brisbane live event earlier this year. Neil joins Glen for a chat about his story and how he manages his money! His story touches on: 👉🏽being self-employed 👉🏿how he teaches his kids about money 👉managing money as a couple 👉🏼his view on financial independence 👉🏻investing 👉🏾using family trusts 👉h…
 
Pub now, pay later?! Glen and John give their two cents on Afterpay's latest development and answer these questions from the m3 community: 👉🏾we're saving for a wedding but don't want the money to sit there and do nothing. Should we invest half in an ETF or keep it in the savings account? 👉🏿how do I stop comparing myself to other peoples' money jour…
 
In August of 1982 SPERDVAC (www.sperdvac.com) hosted a CBS panel at the Thousand Oaks Library in California. The panel featured some of the best known radio character actors of the 1940s and 1950s.When the panel was asked about their recollections of Frontier Gentleman and Antony Ellis, Frontier Gentleman star John Dehner had this to say.…
 
This is a snippet from Breaking Walls Episode 97: Thanksgiving 1947—The Most Popular Season in Radio History___________Earlier in 1947 Bing Crosby and ABC signed Al Jolson to a $50,000 contract for ten Philco Radio Time guest appearances. Jolson showed up for just one Philco Radio Time appearance when Jolson signed another contract—to host Crosby’s…
 
On Wednesday November 26th, 1947, the annual Hollywood Christmas parade was taking place in Los Angeles. Each November beginning in 1928, extravagant holiday decorations adorned a one-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard between Vine and La Brea.The brainchild of businessman Harry Blaine and the Hollywood Boulevard Association, they promoted the tho…
 
On the morning of Thanksgiving, November 27th, 1947 40% of the US was still rural. For the country’s farmers who often lived miles from the nearest city, radio’s morning reports were an important piece of information. With inflation soaring, farmers needed to eke out every cent of profit they could.Americans were organizing. In the year after VJ Da…
 
Get your marshmallows ready! Glen, John and Vince are settling around the campfire to discuss, do I a) pay off the mortgage, b) use the money to invest. This chat is set at intermediate / advanced but everyone's welcome at the campfire! Grab a copy of Glen's book, Sort Your Money Out & Get Invested: https://www.sortyourmoneyout.com/sort-your-money-…
 
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