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From entrepreneurship and leadership – to purpose and spirituality – the Conscious PIVOT Podcast is the place for powerful insights, interviews, stories, tools, and actionable advice from people who have successfully reinvented some area of their business and personal life. Gain greater insights to navigate your own pivot, learn how to fully embrace new opportunities, increase your performance, master the art and science of innovation and resilience, and love your life! Join Adam for a much ...
 
How is life experienced after five, ten, 20 years of sobriety? What did it take to get there, and how do you keep complacency at bay from the safe, solid foundation of long-term recovery? Through engaging dialogue with recovering addicts and alcoholics in differing stages of recovery, host Howard M. walks listeners through various “seasons” of sobriety, and what it takes to persevere through fears, resentment, sadness and joy. We all plateau and must commit to perpetual progress; Seasons of ...
 
We talk about true stories that we think should be made into TV shows or movies. First we talk about why they belong on-screen -- then we talk about how we'd like to see them on-air: Who should direct, who should write, who should star. We dig up lesser-known people whose stories deserve to be told, forgotten moments in history, and fresh angles on very familiar memories. Your hosts, Tim and Deirdre, are married writers who only recommend stories that we would personally want to see. Join us ...
 
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The roles played by the generals during The Great War have been the source of much scrutiny by historians and the public for over one hundred years. Some were remembered with fondness and respect by the men who served under them; others were despised. Debates have often centred on whether or not the leadership of the generals was either incompetent…
 
Following a thirty-four-year career in the Australian Army, former Warrant Officer Donna Bourke reflects on the highlights and challenges of life in the military and adjusting to civilian life. Donna’s service included numerous deployments included peacekeeping operations in East Timor and also serving in the Australian Intelligence Corps. Diagnose…
 
Genocidal massacres and human suffering cost the lives of an estimated one million barely describe the terror endured by Rwandans in the mid-1990s. Australian peacekeepers were sent to help as part of United Nations peacekeeping efforts. However, constrained by the UN peacekeeping rules-of-engagement, Australian peacekeepers watched in horror as th…
 
This episode features Kathy K from Northern New Jersey Kathy has been sober since January 1st, 1987 Some of the valuable take-aways in Kathy’s story are following An alternative approach to entering recovery from alcohol and drugs through Alanon program Control issues and her relationship with food. Insight into reciprocity in her personal friendsh…
 
An army marches on their stomachs, so what did Australian soldiers eat during the Kokoda Campaign? Join David Howell as he discusses rations with archaeologist Owen Budd, President of the 2/25 Battalion living history group. Presenter: David Howell Guest: Owen Budd, President of the 2/25 Battalion living history group. Editor: Kyle Watkins…
 
Regarded by many historians as one of Australia’s finest feats on the Western Front, the Battle of Mont St Quentin was part of the Allied counter-offensive against the Germans during the last months of the war. In a fierce struggle of attack and counter-attack, the Australian achieved an important strategic victory that stunned the Allied leaders. …
 
This week on Kokoda Kast David speaks with historian and best selling author of Jungle Warriors -Adrian Threlfal. The two discuss Australian soldiers moving from First World War tactics and fighting in the desert to being introduced to Jungle fighting. Where the Australians as prepared as the Japanese? Where did we first fight in the jungle? Presen…
 
A fearsome Allied onslaught of 75,000 men, approximately 500 tanks, almost 2,000 aircraft, armoured cars and artillery on 8 August 1918 signalled the start of what has become known as the One Hundred Days Offensive. The Battle of Amiens raised the morale of the Allied troops while simultaneously demoralising the Germans. Ultimately, the success of …
 
In this episode David speaks with Gary Traynor from Medals Gone Missing about the uniform and equipment Australian soldiers used during the Kokoda Campaign. From Khaki uniforms and leather leggings of the militia to the dyed green jungle greens of the AIF. This episode details everything from what the soldiers carried in the packs to what they wore…
 
The role of Army Chaplains is not limited to the religious or spiritual requirements of Defence personnel. During World War 1, Army chaplains enlisted to serve in the Australian Imperial Force. Since then, they have played a role in Australia’s Defence Services that is often little understood outside of military circles. Former Australian Army Chap…
 
David Howell on Anzac Day 2020 is reflecting on Kokoda. He is interviewed by the grandson of a 39th Battalion Veteran, Dan Jones from Dan Jones Backstage. David will be covering some of the little known aspects of the service and sacrifice of the 39th Battalion and the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels roles in the Campaign.…
 
By November 1916, the Somme battlefield was in a condition that is almost incomprehensible to 21st century perceptions of war. Men and animals drowned and disappeared in mud. The men fought not only their opponents but also the muddy conditions reputed to be even worse than those of Ypres and Flanders. Fought near the small French village of Flers,…
 
This episode features Adam F. from the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Adam has been sober since August 11, 2011 In Adam’s story you will learn how he dealt with his stubbornness and delusion. This is best shown in his description of how he took himself off medication and later found how necessary it was for his success in sobriety. He also shares with us ho…
 
In April 1918, determined to stop the German Army from breaking through, Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig famously urged the British and Commonwealth troops to fight grimly with their ‘backs to the wall’ and ‘to the end’. Included in the troops was the Australian 1st Division. The German Army was intent on dislodging the Allies from the strategic Fre…
 
The Rats of Tobruk hold a special place in Australian military history for the role they played in the Siege of Tobruk in World War II. Besieged by General Erwin Rommel’s undefeated Afrika Korps, the Rats relied upon ingenuity and dogged determination to provide the Allies with a morale-boosting victory. pproximately 14,000 Australian and 12,000 Br…
 
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