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I am Chris Hardwick. This podcast used to be called Nerdist. Now it is not. It is still basically just me talking about stuff and things with my two nerdy friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira when they’re available, and usually someone more famous and smarter than all of us. Swearing is still fun, so we still do that occasionally. I hope you like this new iteration which is the same as before, but if a name hangs you up unhealthily I’m sure you will not hesitate to unfurl your rage not only in th ...
 
Abuse of Power is a podcast that identifies and discusses the various ways in which law enforcement and the justice system have victimized the very people they are supposed to protect: us. Coerced confessions. Fabricated evidence. Arresting and prosecuting the innocent. While attention has rightfully been focused recently on police brutality in the street, the abuse of power in that context is only the tip of the iceberg. The problems are systemic. They spread beyond abuse in the street and ...
 
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It is wonderful to welcome back to the podcast good friends Piers and Andy from Me and My Golf. They are YouTube superstars and have created a wonderful business. They have some of this highest following on the Internet with their online golf coaching. They have worked with some of the best players in the world on their channel including Dustin Joh…
 
Today’s Brain Booster is a great session with highly renowned Canadian coach Shawn Clement He has some wonderful points to make about WHERE you focus your attention when trying to improve your game. A common theme on the Brain Booster He has some wonderful insights at his website www.wisdomingolf.com As Shawn said: The most important tool that star…
 
It is wonderful today to have on the Brain Booster one of the top sports psychologist working in professional sport Dan Abrahams. Dan Abrahams is a sport psychologist working alongside individuals, teams, coaches and organisations globally. He is known for his passion to de-mystify sport psychology and for creating simple to use performance techniq…
 
James Morrison is, by anybody’s standard, a virtuoso in the true sense of the word. Besides the trumpet, this multi-instrumentalist also plays trombone, piano, saxophone and double bass. At the age of six he started on piano, at seven he took up brass, at nine he formed his first band and at thirteen he was playing professionally in nightclubs. His…
 
Many of you may remember Louis Oosthuizen and the RED DOT! Winning the British Open in 2010 The use of colour in performance has always fascinated me and today we welcome to the podcast John Glenn who will take that exploration to another level. How could the use of colour potentially transform your game? John has spent the best part of 20 years in…
 
John Chester (The Biggest Little Farm) talks to Chris about what inspired him and his wife to start a farm, how they turned it into an incredible documentary, and the many life lessons that came from it. Topics range from sustainability and soil science to existentialism and the Circle of Life. Even if farming isn't in your interest wheelhouse ther…
 
I am really excited to bring you today’s guest David Walsh. David is the sports writer you will have all seen at the back page of your Sunday Times. His weekly reports cover so many differing sports and they are always a wonderful read. He is the author of a number of GREAT books most notably ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ where he details his coverage of the…
 
Today we are joined on the Brain Booster by a VERY special guest Doug Lemov. Doug is a former teacher and school principal. He helped found Uncommon Schools, a network of high performing schools in under privileged communities. His book ‘Teach like a champion 2.0’ describes techniques used by exceptional teachers. It has sold more than a million co…
 
Elisabeth Shue is a fantastic guest on the podcast! As someone who has been in some of the most iconic pop culture touchstones (Karate Kid, Back to the Future II & III, Adventures in Babysitting, Leaving Las Vegas, The Boys) there's a lot to talk about. In addition, she is very cool, kind, and open while sharing some great advice for staying ground…
 
Today we are joined on the Brain Booster by Certified Mind Factor coach Michel Put (50) is a PGA Golf professional, certified Mindfactor coach, entrepreneur, golfer, guide and organizer of various music events near Amsterdam. As a coach, he has been looking for the Holy Grail in golf instruction for over a quarter of a century. How to make golfers …
 
I have known Marcus Bell a long time and it is always wonderful to chat with him about his approach to developing the game of golf. Marcus is a deep thinker and I know that you will find a tremendous benefit from listening today to some of his ideas. Marcus is Director of Coaching for ZEN Golf and a PGA Professional for over 20 years. His non-linea…
 
Matthew McConaughey is the dang best! In this super fun conversation, MM chats with Chris about learning how to go with the flow, living with technology, self-awareness, his initially quick rise to fame, how he "unbranded" to "rebrand", and maintaining that ever-important work/life balance. His new memoir is entitled "Greenlights", is available now…
 
It is great to have with us today on the Brain Booster Iain Highfield. Iain has carved out a really successful career coaching in the USA. He has co created the company ‘Game Like Training” Amongst other successes he has Created a golf psychological conditioning program implemented at the Nike Golf Academy (UK) Bishops Gate Academy (FL) Internation…
 
Writer/Director Chris Columbus (Gremlins, Home Alone, Goonies, Harry Potter) joins Chris and tells some fantastic stories about working on some of your favorite movies! Chris C also talks about how a chance moment with Steven Spielberg launched his career, why infusing heart into a story is vital, and how difficult it can be to connect with one's o…
 
Thank you for joining me again on the Brain Booster I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on the year What we have learned The key elements which keep coming back The important areas to focus on It is so important to reflect EFFICIENTLY To be able to look at your year To see the patterns, to look at the habits How things have gone for y…
 
Steve Dillard is a professional freelance trumpet player, founder of the popular HornTrader website, and an educator. Steve’s first love has always been playing trumpet. Starting with his early work playing at Disneyland and performing on cruise ships, Steve's professional experience now spans several decades and includes performances with the San …
 
Today on the Brain Booster we are joined by popular European Tour player Ryan Fox. We have been working together for a couple of years and it was great to catch up with Ryan and discuss his maiden European Tour win and well as some of the challenges after that. Also the response of golf to the global pandemic. We also got the chance to look at Ryan…
 
One of the most popular podcasts we have done in the past few years was the session with Adam Young. So I thought it was high time I had him back again to share more of his great insights into how he approaches his own coaching. We had a wonderful conversation. Full of first hand ‘at the coal face’ real world experience. Amongst many other things w…
 
Today we are joined on the Brain Booster by another Graeme McDowall! This time it is golf coach Graeme. We had a tremendous conversation about his new book ‘A constraints led approach to golf coaching’ A book written in conjunction with Ian Renshaw and Peter Arnott Graeme describes a familiar story from his own game of trying to ‘build a swing’ How…
 
Trumpeter Adrian Kelly has built an international career as a multi-faceted musician; performing, recording, and writing pop, classical, and jazz music. Adrian is currently working towards a PhD at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he researches adapting acting methods to trumpet playing and as part of that research he has rel…
 
Today on the Brain Booster we are joined by Performance coach Kelvin Kelley Kelvin is a Class A PGA golf professional in San Francisco, California. He has taught at some of the top golf clubs in the Bay Area, which include The Olympic Club and Sonoma. He has also written several instructional articles for Golfwrx.com and Secret Golf. Kelvin works w…
 
Today we are joined on the ‘Brain Booster’ by Professor Damian Hughes Damian is an international speaker and best selling author who combines his practical and academic background within sport. He is the author of EIGHT best selling books including Liquid Thinking and Liquid Leadership. He is the co host of the High Performance Podcast with Jake Hu…
 
Armistice Day: “At 10 that night without food, we lay down in a pouring rain to sleep. Troops of all kinds passed us in the night – a shadowy stream, over a half-million men.” The first day of the Battle … Continue reading →By The Voice before the Void: Presenter of Poems, Stories, and Arcana
 
Lin Shaye is back on the podcast! She and Chris talk about keeping up their creativity during the pandemic, what pigeons can teach us about life, the joys and frustrations of gardening, and what she misses most about being on set. They also talk about her legendary career, their love of horror movies and her new film, "The Call", now available on V…
 
Today we are joined on the ‘Brain Booster’ by a good friend of the show and co - author of the ‘Lost Art Series’ Gary Nicol. On the previous occasions Gary has been on the show the feedback has been tremendous. Gary himself spent over twenty years on the European Tour coaching some of the best players in the world. You don’t stay in such an environ…
 
“We’ve always known that if you put the Bill of Rights up for a popular vote, it would probably lose.” -David Boaz, as quoted in The Washington Post, “Public Is Unyielding In War Against Terror,” 2001 September 29 What is … Continue reading →By The Voice before the Void: Presenter of Poems, Stories, and Arcana
 
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