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A podcast created to capture the stories of the people who make up the global mining and related industries. Your host, Sean Lavin is passionate about the people who have (and continue to) shape the world in which we live via their contribution to the mining industry. Once an open-cut heavy machinery operator and site safety and health representative, Sean now dedicates his time to developing and enhancing the potential of those who live and breathe mining. Jump into the cab, buckle your sea ...
 
Join Sean Lally in conversation about architecture’s future, as both earth’s environment and our human bodies are now open for design. The podcast engages a diverse range of perspectives to get a better picture of the events currently unfolding. This includes philosophers, cultural anthropologists, policy makers, scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Each individual’s work intersects this core topic, but from unique angles. Lally is the author of the book The Air from Other Plane ...
 
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When Warren James first joined me back on episode 9, his ambition of writing a book was very much in its infancy. After a mere 18 months in the making, Warren is back on episode 44 of Beneath the Surface to discuss his brand-new book ‘Further Faster: The ultimate guide to accelerating your career’. An engineer by trade, Warren spent many years work…
 
Amy writes about arts, culture, and the environment. She is the Deputy Publisher of Guernica magazine and the Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Review of Books, where she also writes a monthly column called “Burning Worlds.” It explores how contemporary fiction addresses issues of climate change. She is also the co-editor of the anthology, House on Fi…
 
“The ability to influence is a critical element for life and we’ve all done it, whether conscious or not.” Wise words from heavy industry sales specialist and all-round top bloke Chris Lyons, who joins me on episode 43 of Beneath the Surface. When his dreams to play professional footy didn’t pan out as hoped, Chris dived head first into the world o…
 
Michael Benedikt is an ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Hal Box Chair in Urbanism and teaches design studio and architectural theory. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and of Yale University. Although he has practiced at small scale, he is bes…
 
This week is a conversation with John May and we’re discussing a book he recently wrote called ‘Signal, Image, Architecture. It’s a short book with an objective to define the playing field today for this discussion. The book makes a clear distinction between that of a drawing, a photograph and an image. And in doing so makes it clear that those fir…
 
“For every negative peanut out there, there’s a thousand supportive people cheering me on.” On possibly the most quotable episode to date, Larzy the Sparky absolutely lights up episode 42 of Beneath the Surface (yes, pun intended). Lara Kelly is an apprentice electrician and self-proclaimed tool geek who started documenting her career journey just …
 
Today is a conversation with Holly Jean Buck and we’re discussing her book After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair and Restoration. I think for many of us that like to think we’re working in at least the general wheelhouse of climate change, we still don’t have a firm grasp of what geoengineering entails. For most of us, it’s a singular black…
 
JJ and Tommy sit down with sports journalist and ESPN personality Bomani Jones to talk about the return of sports as the NBA restart nears (04:15). They also discuss why people should be experts in their fields and how athletes can use—and misuse—their platforms (28:08). They also talk about Steph Curry and different ways to understand a player’s g…
 
Teagan Dowler’s passion for diversity and inclusion evolved early in her career. When a lightbulb moment led to a realisation that her core values were misaligned to a lack of acceptance of difference, she set out to do something about it. I’m very excited to introduce (or reintroduce) you to Teagan on episode 41 of Beneath the Surface. Teagan is a…
 
JJ and Tommy are joined by LA Clipper Patrick Beverley to discuss the updates from the bubble and what's in store for the NBA. Beverley talks about coming up in the game in Europe and revelations he had while striving to get to the NBA (10:13). He then reveals his motivations and how he stays focused by setting goals (37:24). Patrick then shares hi…
 
James Bradley is an author and critic. His books include the novels, Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus and the Penguin Book of the Ocean and of course most recently Ghost Species. Today is a conversation with the author and critic James Bradley and we’re discussing his recent novel Ghost Species …
 
Twelve-year NBA vet Rex Chapman joins JJ and Tommy to discuss all things NBA now that players have arrived in Orlando for the NBA's return (03:43). Rex also breaks down his growth into a social media star and how he's created an online community (18:28). Lastly, they draft their favorite NBA shooting guards of all time (41:31). Hosts: JJ Redick & T…
 
Although it feels a bit weird sitting on the other side of the podcasting table, I knew I was in very safe hands with Nikki McMurray as a guest on her new podcast, Leadership in Hazardous Industries. It’s a pleasure to rebroadcast our chat here on episode 40 of Beneath the Surface. Nikki is a leadership facilitator and coach who is passionate about…
 
JJ and Tommy are joined by Grammy winner and Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler. They discuss some of the cities they have traveled to and stories from the road. They also touch on Win's love of basketball, the politics of playing in an NBA celebrity all-star game, and the importance of the NBA returning to the masses. All before power-ranking thei…
 
Today is a conversation with Sylvia Lavin and we’re discussing her recent book ‘Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects’. Book Sylvia Lavin is Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. Prior to her appointment at Princeton, Lavin was a Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCL…
 
Two birds with one stone on episode 39 of Beneath the Surface, with the host of Life of Mine Podcast Matty Michael joining me for an epic conversation. Matty is blazing a solid path through the podcasting realm of the Australian mining industry, sharing fantastic conversations in his iconically relaxed style. Knowing that we both love a good chat, …
 
JJ and Tommy are joined by broadcaster and sports journalist Taylor Rooks to talk about the upcoming return of the NBA in Orlando and the unknown variables that some might not have taken into account. They also discuss the importance of Black voices in sports broadcasting and promoting diversity of thought. Finally, they pick their top five favorit…
 
Milwaukee Bucks forward Pat Connaughton sits down with JJ and Tommy talk about the return of the NBA in Orlando. Then they talk about having vital conversations about race after the killing of George Floyd along with the ways of addressing and acknowledging white privilege. Then Connaughton breaks down his personal passion for real estate and how h…
 
Natasha Sandmeier’s work and research straddles the worlds of architecture and visualization – with a long-standing interest the role of media within the creation and production of speculative architectures and environments. She is an educator and leads the postgraduate Entertainment Studio at UCLA Architecture & Urban Design. She is an architect a…
 
JJ and Tommy sit down with Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon to share his thoughts during this time of civil unrest in America. He talks about what has inspired him to be an activist, including his grandfather in the ’60s. JJ and Malcolm also talk about the NBA’s July return and what concerns the players association may have in the weeks ahead. …
 
Jamal Crawford joins JJ and Tommy to share his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, who died while in police custody, and how the resulting nationwide protests have sparked a broad conversation. They also discuss how a lack of national leadership has provoked tension and how we can all do better in standing against police brutality.…
 
Bryan Washington joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “U.F.O. in Kushiro,” by Haruki Murakami, which first appeared in a 2001 issue of the magazine and was then republished in 2011, after an earthquake and tsunami devastated northern Japan. Washington’s début story collection, “Lot,” was published last year, and his first novel, “Memorial,” w…
 
Just yesterday two astronauts launched into outer space from the United States for the first time in 9 years. Interesting side note, this launch was the first time in 40 years that NASA astronauts launched in a new space craft...The Space Shuttle had been around for over thirty years. Today is a conversation with Jeffrey Nesbit and we’re discussing…
 
A lot has changed since Andrew O’Brien and I first chatted back on episode 6 of Beneath the Surface, and it’s a pleasure to welcome him back to help make sense of the financial impacts of COVID-19. Andrew is a geologist turned site senior executive turned financial advisor, and specialises in blending his wealth of knowledge in the financial servic…
 
JJ and Tommy are joined by The Ringer's Shea Serrano to talk about his process and inspiration for being a writer. They also talk about new developments in the NBA's possible return and the art of talking politics online. Then they pick their desert island romantic comedy movies.By The Ringer & JJ Redick
 
“Leadership is hard work, and that’s why great leaders seem to be few and far between.” Adam Bean has a refreshing perspective of site-based leadership, and it’s a pleasure to welcome him to episode 37 of Beneath the Surface. Beanie is a chippie turned boiler maker who has carved himself an eclectic career journey. Although he lives for a challengi…
 
JJ and Tommy sit down with filmmaker Jason Hehir to talk about his Michael Jordan/Bulls docuseries 'The Last Dance' and explore what went into making the immensely popular project. They break down the animosity between players during that era (23:07). Jason reveals what went down during the supposed "Jordan freeze-out" in 1985, and then they draft …
 
JJ and Tommy sit down with Seth Curry of the Dallas Mavericks to discuss his path from being an undrafted rookie to a crucial NBA role player. They also talk about pivotal moments in both Seth's and JJ's careers, breakthrough experiences in the league, and some of their most idolized players.By The Ringer & JJ Redick
 
Kristen Roupenian joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “Afternoon in Linen,” by Shirley Jackson, which appeared in a 1943 issue of the magazine. Roupenian’s début story collection, “You Know You Want This,” was published last year, and was just released in paperback under the title “Cat Person and Other Stories.”…
 
With so much uncertainty across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one certainty was counting on my good friend Peter Finn for an open, honest and very real conversation about the current ambiguous state of the global mining industry. Finny is the Managing Director of Face Contracting, host of the wildly popular Full Production podcast and all…
 
Jane Hutton is a landscape architect and Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Her research looks at the extended material flows of common construction materials and their social and ecological relations. Recent publications include Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements (Routledge, 2019) as well as…
 
JJ and Tommy are joined by Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson to discuss developing from a young player in high school to a major prospect in college. She also discusses what went into her decision to go to college in Tennessee and how that one decision strained her relationship with her father. They also break down the odd story that broug…
 
“Suicide is everyone’s business”, a simple mantra that fuels the great work of Vince Borg - field officer for Mates in Mining, founder of Green Light Academy and my amazing guest on episode 35 of Beneath the Surface. Vince focuses his energy on empowering those around him to feel comfortable in starting uncomfortable conversations: tackling the ala…
 
JJ and Tommy are joined by New Orleans point guard Lonzo Ball. They discuss Lonzo's transition from Los Angeles to New Orleans, what goes on in his mind during clutch plays, and keeping a strong mentality in the face of adversity and loss. Later, they draft the best TV and movie coaches they would most want to play for.…
 
JJ and Tommy chat with Big Cat and Ryen Russillo about staying engaged during quarantine. They talk about great movies (05:33) and discuss how basketball has changed over the decades (14:43). Later, they draft the five fictional characters they would like to be quarantined with (46:08).By The Ringer & JJ Redick
 
Deborah Treisman reads and discusses “Good People,” by David Foster Wallace, which appeared in a 2007 issue of the magazine. David Foster Wallace, who died in 2008, was the author of three short-story collections and three novels, including “Infinite Jest,” and “The Pale King,” which was published posthumously, in 2011, and was nominated for the Pu…
 
Pre-starts: part of the daily routine on sites in hazardous industries across the world. Yet for some, presenting in front of a crew for just a few minutes is the hardest part of the day. To help shift your perspective when it comes to pre-starts, it’s a pleasure to welcome Kate Norris and Thomas Krafft from Presentation Boss to episode 34 of Benea…
 
JJ and Tommy are joined by restauranter Sean Feeney. Sean reveals his story of leaving the world of finance to start in the restaurant industry, as well as meeting his business partner Missy Robbins (03:44). Later they also discuss the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, its lasting effects on the restaurant business, and how Sean aims to do right …
 
Larry Busbea is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Topologies: The Urban Utopia in France, 1960-1970 (MIT Press, 2007), The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s (University of Minnesota Press, 2020), and Proxemics and the Architecture of Social Interaction (forthcom…
 
JJ and Tommy sit down to recap their ongoing social distancing practices and power-rank their favorite cereals (00:46). Later, they are joined by Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird to discuss what it was like being on hiatus from their respective sports, perfecting at-home workouts, and how they are inspiring future generations of female athletes (09:16).…
 
This week, JJ and Tommy talk remotely about the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss what it was like the day the NBA got shut down, driving across the country to see JJ's family, and what life at home is like (01:03). Later they are joined by Duncan Robinson of the Miami Heat to talk about his development and the shooters he looks up to (32:04). Duncan a…
 
Fred Scharmen teaches architecture and urban design at Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning. He is the co-founder of the Working Group on Adaptive Systems, an art and design consultancy based in Baltimore, Maryland. His work as a designer and researcher is about how we imagine new spaces for future worlds, and about who is …
 
JJ and Tommy rejoin in New Orleans to discuss JJ's injury and recovery as well as power rank the best eats under $10 (01:44). They also sit down with JJ's former teammate and All-Star, Jimmy Butler, and talk about his falling out in Philadelphia, why he joined Miami, and his friendship with Mark Wahlberg (24:40).…
 
Christopher Schaberg is Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, USA. In addition to his new book Searching for the Anthropocene: A Journey into the Environmental Humanities, he is the author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2012), The End of Airports (2015), Airportne…
 
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