The Occupational Philosophers

A not so serious business podcast to spark imagination, creativity and curiosity

The Occupational Philosophers

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Would you like to fulfill your potential to be the curious, creative, and imaginative star that you are, or would like to be? You already know in your bones that you are a creative beast, but maybe you just don't quite know how to unleash it – perhaps it’s an ignored talent in writing, leading innovation at work or simply underwater basket weaving.

Every fortnight, John, a mild-mannered, middle-aged British man with a love of curiosity and philosophy, and a slightly louder, middle-aged Australian surfer man, artist and published author on creativity chat with guests drawn from many walks of life who have woven creativity, curiosity and play into their everyday lives - and thrived personally and professionally in the process.

So, if you would like to listen to a “not so serious business podcast” and would like some thoughts, tools, and tips on staying curious, creative and asking those really great questions (and leading a most interesting life in the process) then this is the podcast you have been waiting for all your life. Well, maybe not all your life, but for a while…

And why a ‘not so serious business’ podcast’? Whilst your business (and ours) is a serious business, we felt that after the year of 2020 there is enough seriousness in the world without us adding any more. And we have tried it (being serious) and it just didn’t work.

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"We always make sure we listen to Simon and John - they have something almost as interesting as us to say about life, creativity and taking care of woven felt hairpieces"

- Bert & Ernie

"Awful. If I had known this is what he was up to in his garden office, I would have divorced him ages ago"

- Sally Banks

"These boys are pure genius, particularly John, as he always seems to have something funny and insightful to say. Simon has a funny accent."

- Mrs T Rice

“If they had of been alive in our time, we would have been best friends. Chin strokers of the highest order”

- Aristotle and Socrates

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When did we stop drawing Spider Goats? (Tap the gents for your audio preview) In this journey into the back catalogue, The Occupational Philosophers answer this question and many more including: The no.1 thing that kills your creative potential, whether that's at work, at home, or in the bath Some tactics on how to deal with it Some key ways to have a little less of this creativity killer at work that doesn't make you look like a free loving, sandal-wearing hipster that says stuff like, "Let's get in the flow brothers and sisters, don't hold back, release your inner animal and lets' freestyle" They also explore Ping pong balls on crack. Who would have thought? Listen and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. #Podcast #podcasts #podcasting #podcaster #podcasters #podcastlife #podcastshow #podcastlove #podcastaddict #podcasthost #podcastersofinstagram #philosophy #philosophypodcast #PodcastSeries #ilovephilosopphy #podcastrepublic #podcastlistening #podcastinterview #philosophyoflife#occupationalphilosophers #newpodcast #businesspodcast #creativitypodcast #imaginationpodcast #curiositypodcast #innovationpodcast #curiosity #imagination #creativity #keynotespeaker ... See MoreSee Less
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Want to meet the co-hosts of The Occupational Philosophers? Meet Simon - a slightly louder (compared to John), middle-aged Australian surfer man, artist, and published author on creativity.In a personality profiling tool that he designed himself, his main feature is that he likes stuff. In his own words...."Why do I get passionate about building a more creative world? Because this stuff matters!! To create something, to imagine, to be curious is to be human. And guess what’s at the top of almost every ‘future skills’ list needed to thrive in the workforce of now and beyond? It’s creativity, it’s curiosity. It’s the human things that technology and automation can't yet do. As I said, it matters!!And here’s the deal, we all have this in abundance IF we choose to use it. It’s there, an untapped resource waiting to complement all the great things we do already.I also think a creative life, a curious life and a life where we use our imagination is a happy life. It’s good for us and it’s good for our soul. It feels amazing to rediscover and reconnect with that part of us we were all born with.I’d go so far as to say it’s our Superpower.Hope you enjoy the podcast. We really enjoy making it." You can find out the 'official stuff' (like the day job) at or scoot over to his FB page at ... See MoreSee Less
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The Occupational Philosophers is a not-so-serious business podcast to spark imagination, creativity, and curiosity.

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