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096: How Cognitive Biases affect media consumption - Dan Monheit
095: How to grow with The Little Veggie Patch Co - Mat Pember
094: Josh Szeps - How to make debate healthy again
093: Isaac Butterfield - Finding middle-ground with comedy
092: Reinventing trust with cryptocurrency - Rupert Hackett
091: How social enterprise changes lives - Mark Watt AM of Whitelion
090: How Nintendo made chendo - Jack "chendo" Chen
089: Being The Booty Builder - Olivia Orchowski
088: Neel Kolhatkar - What the future holds
087: Philip Dalidakis MP - Political strategy and hand gestures
086: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM: an answer looking for a question
085: When art & storytelling meet augmented reality - Marco Ryan aka Marc-O-Matic
084: How to tell a story, with filmmaker Peter Dickson
083: How the rise of China affects Australia - Adam Ni
082: Why sex work is nothing like Secret Diary of a Call Girl - Lola Hunt
081: The mindful meatsmith of ethicurean farming - Tammi Jonas of Jonai Farms
080: Holly Ransom - Born in perpetual motion
079: How a Girl Geek found her North Star - Sarah Moran
078: How to train your mind with meditation - Manoj Dias
077: Why marketing is the poetry of capitalism - Anthony "Decryption" Agius
076: How Eileen Ormsby unpacked the Darkest Web
075: Hustle, humility and heart - Dan Monheit of Hardhat
074: How to feed your mind - Anthony Ross
073: Mining for ideas - Bernard Wheelahan AM
BONUS: Introducing Neuralle Media
072: Crypto and Cray: How an institution invests in cryptocurrency - Henrik Andersson
071: Why all diseases begin in the gut - Dr Iggy Soosay
070: When science is funny - Wade & Byrne from Sci-gasm Podcast
069: Direct democracy made digital - Dion McCurdy
068: The Power of Blockchain - Jamie Skella
067: Josh Wade - Stop caring what people think
066: Young, fast and remote with Adam Stone
065: How Antifa and ideology cabbages the mind - Shayne Hunter
064: Nostalgic for the future with Nic Hodges
063: Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) - The Importance of Being Rational
062: Dr Peter Brukner OAM - Turning the food pyramid upside-down
061: Shooting to the moon with new media - Kristofor Lawson
060: The Life Cykel of urban farming - Ryan Creed
059: Jeff Kennett AC - Beyond the politics
058: Blood, Sweat and Paint: Making it as an Artist - Danielle Weber
057: When Crypto & Psychiatry Meet - Dr Prash Puspanathan
056: Ed Husic MP: The good sport of politics
055: Changing the way we think of food - Geert Hendrix of Farmwall
054: Delving into digital drugs with Dr Monica Barratt
053: Learning & thinking like an entrepreneur - Michelle Bourke
052: The Semi-Regular Show with Michael Jayaranjan and Lauren Lopatko
051: The art of pole dancing - Lauren Pei-Lee
050: Creating an iconic fashion brand with Kim Michaelides
049: Building business and selling local with Michael Jankie
048: Tasting notes and inspirational quotes, with Justin Dry of Vinomofo
047: Creating The Startup Playbook - Rohit Bhargava
046: Learning how to write with Oliver Phisher
045: Being a good journalist is harder than you think - Claire Connelly
044: Flying like a millionaire with The Points Whisperer - Steve Hui
043: Criminology: its not just Law & Order - Dr James Martin
042: Looking to the sky with VC Elaine Stead
041: Making hay with short stays - Seb Lindner
040: Josh Wade: Sometimes you have to do things, that you don’t want to do
039: Philip Dalidakis MP: Working hard is a public service
038: Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies): Articulating through comedy is a craft
037: Getting personal with finance - Adrian Stone
036: Tom Ballard: Why political debate needs more comedians
035: How to get to better health with Jessica Curl
034: How facts ruin a good story - Phil Ruthven AM
033: The Semi-Regular Show: Self improving with Michael Jayaranjan
032: Becoming a better leader and team player - Justin Peckett
031: Serving up the Salt - Demography & Smashed Avocado - Bernard Salt AM
030: Growing a multi-million dollar business from nothing - Nathan Chan from Foundr
029: How to be a value investor; read, listen and be patient - Roger Montgomery
028: How to be a good sport in journalism - Rohan Connolly
027: How to be funny; tell the truth - Neel Kolhatkar
026: It's only a game; how satire heals the pain - Titus O'Reily
025: How to build influence with the creator of melbourneiloveyou - Chris Cincotta
024: Why pigeonholing political views is dangerous - Edward Bourke
023: When coffee runs through your veins; a family institution - Paul Dimattina
022: How to be a better writer; be a good listener - Rita Erlich
021: Looking into the future with Steve Sammartino
020: How to bioDefine your life - Paul Creasey
019: Creating stories with the Cool Wine Guy - Jordy Kay
018: Delving into tech, investments & Amazon with Matt Allen
017: How time plays a part in creativity & music - Chevy Long from Indian Summer
016: Breaking Good: How psychedelics can be used for psychotherapy - Dr Stephen Bright
015: Opening the jar on Bitcoin - Asher Tan
014: Why you should be persistent - Scott Handsaker
013: Why ethics & morality are important - Felicity Mashuro
012: How to create & inspire a business community - Nathan Sampimon
011: How the Man With a Van built a unique brand - Tim Bishop
010: How persistence & hard work equals a fulfilling life - Chris Michaelides
009: Playing with woodfire - Charlie Carrington
008: The art of versatility; become the "company bike" - Petros Dellidis
007: Why evolutionary principles improve your health - Anthony Ross
006: How to make the startup game palatable? Just add whisky - Ren Butler
005: How to build the 'Business of You' - Michael Jayaranjan
004: A poetic balance - Tenda McFly
003: Angie Giannakodakis - Life of humble hospitality
002: Adrian Stone - The Not-So-Small-Time VC
001: Eugene Teo - The pursuit of improvement

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"If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail" - Abraham Maslow

The Uncommon Podcast is a business, investing & self-improvement podcast, with the goal of improving your worldly wisdom.

Past guests have included Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, Chefs, Restaurant Owners, Body Builders, Strength Coaches, Activists, Winemakers, Filmmakers and many more areas of society.

Each episode I look to deconstruct and understand what makes the guest unique while trying to unpack tools, tactics or tricks that we can all use in our lives. 

Guests enjoy the show because it is long-form, friendly and open - allowing them the time to become more introspective. 

My co-founder Lauren and I have enjoyed building this unique group of people. It's taken a lot of blood sweat and tears. You can find all links to iTunes and non-iTunes platforms below. If you enjoy an episode, please do leave a review with your feedback.

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Episode index with show notes

096: How Cognitive Biases affect media consumption - Dan Monheit

095: How to grow with The Little Veggie Patch Co - Mat Pember

094: Josh Szeps - How to make debate healthy again

093: Isaac Butterfield - Finding middle-ground with comedy

092: Reinventing trust with cryptocurrency - Rupert Hackett

091: How social enterprise changes lives - Mark Watt AM of Whitelion 

090: How Nintendo made chendo - Jack "chendo" Chen

089: Being The Booty Builder - Olivia Orchowski

088: Neel Kolhatkar - What the future holds

087: Philip Dalidakis MP - Political strategy and hand gestures

086: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM: an answer looking for a question

085: When art & storytelling meet augmented reality - Marco Ryan aka Marc-O-Matic

084: How to tell a story, with filmmaker Peter Dickson

083: How the rise of China affects Australia - Adam Ni

082: Why sex work is nothing like Secret Diary of a Call Girl - Lola Hunt

081: The mindful meatsmith of ethicurean farming - Tammi Jonas of Jonai Farms

080: Holly Ransom - Born in perpetual motion

079: How a Girl Geek found her North Star - Sarah Moran

078: How to train your mind with meditation - Manoj Dias

077: Why marketing is the poetry of capitalism - Anthony "Decryption" Agius

076: How Eileen Ormsby unpacked the Darkest Web

075: Hustle, humility and heart - Dan Monheit of Hardhat

074: How to feed your mind - Anthony Ross

073: Mining for ideas - Bernard Wheelahan AM

072: How an institution invests in cryptocurrency - Henrik Andersson

071: Why all diseases begin in the gut - Dr Iggy Soosay

070: When science is funny - Wade & Byrne from Sci-gasm Podcast

069: Direct democracy made digital - Dion McCurdy

068: The Power of Blockchain - Jamie Skella

067: Josh Wade - Stop caring what people think

066: Young, fast and remote with Adam Stone

065: How Antifa and ideology cabbages the mind - Shayne Hunter

064: Nostalgic for the future with Nic Hodges

063: Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) - The Importance of Being Rational

062: Dr Peter Brukner OAM - Turning the food pyramid upside-down

061: Shooting to the moon with new media - Kristofor Lawson

060: The Life Cykel of urban farming - Ryan Creed

059: Jeff Kennett AC - Beyond the politics

058: Blood, Sweat and Paint: Making it as an Artist - Danielle Weber

057: When Crypto & Psychiatry Meet - Dr Prash Puspanathan

056: Ed Husic MP: The good sport of politics

055: Changing the way we think of food - Geert Hendrix of Farmwall

054: Delving into digital drugs with Dr Monica Barratt

053: Learning & thinking like an entrepreneur - Michelle Bourke

052: The Semi-Regular Show with Michael Jayaranjan & Lauren Lopatko

051: The art of pole dancing - Lauren Pei-Lee

050: Creating an iconic fashion brand with Kim Michaelides

049: Building business and selling local with Michael Jankie

048: Tasting notes and inspirational quotes with Justin Dry of Vinomofo

047: Creating The Startup Playbook - Rohit Bhargava

046: Learning how to write with Oliver Phisher

045: Being a good journalist is harder than you think - Claire Connelly

044: Flying like a millionaire with The Points Whisperer - Steve Hui

043: Criminology: its not just Law & Order - Dr James Martin

042: Looking to the sky with VC Elaine Stead

041: Making hay with short stays - Seb Lindner

040: Josh Wade: Sometimes you have to do things, that you don’t want to do

039: Philip Dalidakis MP: Working hard is a public service 

038: Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies): Articulating through comedy is a craft

037: Getting personal with finance - Adrian Stone

036: Tom Ballard: Why political debate needs more comedians

035: How to get to better health with Jessica Curl

034: How facts ruin a good story - Phil Ruthven AM

033: The Semi-Regular Show: Self improving with Michael Jayaranjan

032: Becoming a better leader and team player - Justin Peckett

031: Serving up the Salt - Demography & Smashed Avocado - Bernard Salt AM

030: Growing a multi-million dollar business from nothing - Nathan Chan of Foundr

029: How to be a value investor; read, listen and be patient - Roger Montgomery

028: How to be a good sport in journalism  - Rohan Connolly

027: How to be funny; tell the truth - Neel Kolhatkar

026: It's only a game; how satire heals the pain - Titus O'Reily

025: How to build influence with the creator of #melbourneiloveyou - Chris Cincotta

024: Why pigeonholing political views is dangerous - Edward Bourke 

023: When coffee runs through your veins; a family institution - Paul Dimattina 

022: How to be a better writer; be a good listener - Rita Erlich

021: Looking into the future with Steve Sammartino

020: How to bioDefine your life - Paul Creasey

019: Creating stories with the Cool Wine Guy - Jordy Kay

018: Delving into tech, investments & Amazon with Matt Allen

017: How time plays a part in creativity & music - Chevy Long from Indian Summer

016: Breaking Good: How psychedelics can be used for psychotherapy - Dr Stephen Bright

015: Opening the jar on Bitcoin - Asher Tan

014: Why you should be persistent - Scott Handsaker

013: Why ethics & morality are important - Felicity Mashuro

012: How to create & inspire a business community - Nathan Sampimon

011: How the Man With A Van built a unique brand - Tim Bishop

010: How persistence & hard work equals a fulfilling life - Chris Michaelides

009: Playing with woodfire - Charlie Carrington

008: The art of versatility; become the "company bike" - Petros Dellidis

007: Why evolutionary principles improve your health - Anthony Ross

006: How to make the startup game palatable? Just add whisky - Ren Butler

005: How to build the Business of "You" - Michael Jayaranjan

004: A poetic balance - Tenda McFly

003: A life of humble hospitality - Angie Giannakodakis

002: Becoming the Not-So-Small-Time VC - Adrian Stone

001: The pursuit of improvement - Eugene Teo


We'd like to give a special shout-out and thanks to S.F.T for letting us use their track  'Birds Are Away' for our theme song.




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