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What’s it like to live with a mental health condition, or a disability, or both? How can we make life better for people who face these complex challenges in their lives? GET REAL presents frank and fearless conversations about mental health and disability, including people with lived experience, frontline workers in the industry, as well as policy-makers and advocates. Hosted by Robyn Haydon and Karenza Louis-Smith & produced by Emily Webb, on behalf of ermha365 Complex Mental Health and Dis ...
 
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747. Social Awkwardness / Very British Problems (with Michael Lavers from Level Up English) Talking to Michael Lavers from the Level Up English Podcast about learning Japanese, embarrassing moments in language learning, social awkwardness and some "very British problems". Are you as socially awkward as a British person? Let's see how you and Michae…
 
In this episode of GET REAL we meet Robert “Bob” Macpherson, a veteran who served in the United States Marines for 20 years, serving in three conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Somalia. After retiring from the Marines, he joined the humanitarian organisation CARE, where he spent fifteen years directing global risk mitigation for staff and vulnerable p…
 
746. Karl Pilkington's 3-Minute Wonders / Manchester Accent Understand English as it is spoken by native speakers. Let's listen to Karl Pilkington rambling about life, the universe & everything, and see what we can understand and learn. Karl is from Manchester, so we'll be looking at some features of his accent, picking up plenty of vocabulary and …
 
In this episode, David Houle joins Don once again to discuss the aspects and implications of climate change in detail, specifically around the idea of strategic retreat. In David’s words, strategic retreat is “the planned and managed relocation of millions of people triggered by extreme weather, droughts, floods and sea level rise.” David shares ju…
 
745. Mental Factors in Learning English (with Ray Addam) [English with Ray SwapCast] Talking to English teacher Ray Addam from Glasgow in Scotland about mental factors in learning English, such as anxiety, confidence, stress and motivation. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pve LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke…
 
In Season One of 12 Geniuses, climate change guru Andrew Winston joined Don MacPherson to talk about how businesses are creating opportunities through the green economy. Since that conversation, a lot has transpired. In this episode, Andrew and Don meet again to discuss the many facets of these changes, including the latest report from the Intergov…
 
744. The Rick Thompson Report: Fuel Crisis / Brexit Rant (Autumn 2021) Talking to my dad about the latest in the Brexit saga, including the current fuel crisis due to lack of lorry drivers and other problems which were predicted in the run up to the Brexit referendum in 2016. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pv0…
 
We’re continuing our conversations about the findings of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. These findings will reshape mental health services, not just in Victoria but potentially across Australia. In this episode we talk about some of the recommendations for reform specific to carers. The royal commission findings have spe…
 
743. Give me Tea, Please - Practical Ingredients for Tasteful Language (with Natasha V Broodie) + ramble / song Talking to author Natasha V Broodie who has written a book which aims to help learners of English understand the subtle codes of polite language when making requests and giving information in professional and personal contexts. In the con…
 
742. NEW LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH + LEP DESIGN COMPETITION 2021 with James New LEP Merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, etc) is now available at https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch And I am launching a design competition to give you a chance to get your design in the merch store and win £80. Listen to Luke & James describing the designs, the merch stores and t…
 
741. Top Jokes from Edinburgh Fringe 2021, Explained Learn English from some jokes in this episode as we go through 9 jokes chosen as the best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand up comedy scene this year (2021). Let me tell you the jokes, see if you understand them, and then I will break them down for language learning opportunities. Video vers…
 
In this episode of GET REAL we meet Heidi Everett, who has lived experience of psychiatric wards and what she describes as living with a “psych reality”. Melbourne-based Heidi is an advocate, writer, poet, producer, performer, public speaker…and that’s not all. “My creativity and mental health advocacy are joined at the hip. Both require a little b…
 
740. Are native English speakers bad communicators? (The Travel Adapter with Matt Halsdorff) Talking to English teacher Matt Halsdorff about a project to train native English speakers how to communicate better with non-natives. We talk about the reasons why native speakers are often bad at communicating with non-natives, what they should do to fix …
 
On Sept. 11, 2001, I met with one of my best friends in a restaurant to try to comprehend the incomprehensible events that had unfolded that day. As we watched the news, it became clear that humans did this to other humans. In this bonus episode of 12 Geniuses, 20 years later, I reflect on the day that I lost my faith in humanity. However, I also w…
 
739. The Escaped Man by CT Platt (Learn English with Short Stories) Reading a short story presented on Commaful.com. The Escaped Man is a mystery full of tension and intrigue. Listen closely as I break it all down and explain the vocabulary fully. YouTube video version also available. Episode page with transcript links https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pol LEP …
 
John Kriesel, veteran services director for Anoka County in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, reflects back 20 years to the September 11th attacks and the events that brought him to fight for his country. In the latest episode of the 12 Geniuses podcast, he explains how time and becoming a father changed his perspective on the war and why it’s vital f…
 
Chatting to my family about some old anecdotes and stories from the past. Listen for some enjoyable chat, memories, descriptions and tales from days gone by. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-plu LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfoBy Luke Thompson
 
This is the 40th episode of Get Real: talking mental health and disability. It’s a special milestone for the podcast, and for ermha365 because it’s coming up to forty years since we were established by a group of passionate carers living in Melbourne, Australia who were concerned about the lack of support services for their loved ones who were expe…
 
Leadership expert Doug Lennick joined 12 Geniuses back in Season One to discuss the importance of emotional competence at work. In this episode, Don and Doug meet again to discuss the trends shaping the labor market today. They also talk about the importance of understanding and embracing your employees’ values and how to establish strong relations…
 
737. A Summer Ramble 2 (Late August 2021) I'm back in the podcast-zone after my holiday so I thought I would do another rambling episode before getting down to work on other content to be released soon. Video version also available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pls LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo…
 
Giadha A. DeCarcer, the founder and executive chair of New Frontier Data, first joined 12 Geniuses back in April 2019. Since the episode aired, the world has seen a greater increase in the potential of cannabis than could have been predicted. Giadha and Don meet again to talk about changes in both cannabis investments and usage, the innovations we’…
 
Anna Spargo-Ryan is highly regarded Melbourne-based writer and author who cut her teeth working in digital comms for The Australian Grand Prix and the long-running Aussie TV soap Neighbours. Mum of two Anna had her first child when she was 20 and prior to her pregnancy had a psychosis where she was “really unwell”. For Anna her pregnancy and arriva…
 
In Season One of 12 Geniuses, futurist Rebecca Ryan joined the show to talk about the future of America and how changes in the country can be embraced in positive ways. Today, she and Don reconnect to talk about the future of work after the pandemic significantly disrupted what work looks like. Rebecca discusses the implications and importance of w…
 
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