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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 "Could rap be the antidote to stigma when it comes to mental illness?" And I’m in conversation with Emma Charlton and Joel McIlven Here’s a link to the Stress on the Brain rap video that inspired our conversation: https://tinyurl.com/Stressonthebrain Other links: The school Joel works for, where the students who recorded the Str…
 
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Professor Siobhan O'Neill about her research into mental health in Northern Ireland. They explore issues relating to trans-generational trauma, suicide and self-harm, as well as discussing all the simple and effective things that parents can do to build children's resilience.…
 
Download Episode GROGMEET2020, the fifth annual meet-up of the GROGSQUAD, had to be held online to avoid pathogens. It didn’t stop us having a fantastic weekend which included a Pub Quiz, a Mausritter Tournament Dungeon, and an eclectic mix of games over four time-slots: seventy sessions in total. To end the event we recorded this live panel in the…
 
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to Dr Hope Christie about her research into the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on parents, and the ways in which experiences of trauma affect their parenting and the wider family dynamic. The message is one of admiration for how parents suffering from PTSD manage to cope with the many everyday chall…
 
In this episode, Dr Weston talks to criminologist, Dr Elena Martellozzo, about her research into young people's feelings about, and experiences of, online pornography. They discuss how parents should approach conversations with their children about pornography and relationships, and also what Dr Martellozzo's research found that young people would …
 
Today’s question is “How can we recognise and respond to panic disorder in teenagers?” and I’m in conversation with Polly Waite Website: https://research.reading.ac.uk/andy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pollywaite and https://twitter.com/AnDY_Res_Clin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/polly-waite-4479b28a/ PANDA study: https://research.reading.…
 
Welcome to Pooky Ponders, the podcast where I explore big questions with brilliant people. I’m Pooky Knightsmith and I’m your host. 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 “How can we help more men speak up about rape?” and I’m in convers…
 
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Susan Golombok about non-traditional family forms. They discuss the research evidence showing that children from families with same-sex parents, single mothers by choice and families created by assisted reproductive technologies generally thrive, in many cases more so than children from more traditional…
 
In a follow up to Part 1, we dive even more deeply into talking about power, suffering and empathy. The conversation on adversity and childhood suffering is not an easy one and both myself and Suzanne have times where we really struggle to articulate ourselves. What you'll hear is a compassionate, honest and thoughtful discussion about ACEs, trauma…
 
Today’s question is “How can we use psychology's secrets to boost our wellbeing?” and I’m in conversation with Aidan Harvey-Craig Book: https://amzn.to/2YkGcMK LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aidan-harvey-craig-29205b190/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/psychologyhack Website: https://www.wellbeinghacks.org Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/chann…
 
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: …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Adrienne Burgess, joint Chief Executive of The Fatherhood Institute, about the impact of fathers on their children. They discuss how fathers' mental and physical health has direct consequences for their children, the impact fathers can have on children's academic skills and how schools can engage with dads more d…
 
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Neil Mercer about the importance of oracy. They discuss how parents can have a huge impact on developing and cultivating children's talking and listening skills through simple family conversations at home. They also talk about the important roles schools should play in oracy eduacation and Professor Mer…
 
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…
 
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
 
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.…
 
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/…
 
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Tracey Wade about the impact of perfectionism on young people. They discuss the potential negative impact of social media on young people's body confidence and eating habits as well as exploring the warning signs of eating disorders. Professor Wade shares advice on how parents can help to educate childr…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 Get-a-Grip podcast Dr Kathy Weston talks to Jarlath O’Brien about special schools, behaviour management in schools and building a parent partnership. They also discuss the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown on behaviour as schools fully open in September.
 
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-…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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