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Michael and Ivanka's Grand Podcast

Podcast by Ivanka Majic and Michael Forrest

We are two friends turning up each week to figure out what we think about everything in the world, one thing at a time. Hopefully we'll give you some good ideas in the process.
Latest Episode9/6/2021

Episode 180 - Lifestyle Design

Season 5, Ep. 180
“Lifestyle Design” is how Tim Ferriss describes thinking about what you actually want your life to be, separately from how much money you need or what is preventing you from achieving it. It’s easy to miss opportunities when you don’t know what you want, so even though life is what happens while you’re making other plans, the alternative is that you never get anything you want.Streamed Live on https://twitch.tv/michaelforrest, Friday 3rd September 2021---- Stuff we made ----Shoot - Clean Camera Feed http://clean.camera?ct=podSquares TV https://squares.tv?ct=podIvanka’s Blog https://ivanka.blog---- This Week's Links ----[1] Tim Ferriss - Four Hour Work Week - https://amzn.to/3k3qEqE[2] Fix This Next - https://amzn.to/3kSv3x3[3] Kurt Vonnegut Quote - https://thecreativeham.com/blog/kurt-vonnegut-quotes-on-creativity/---- Credits ----Talking is by Ivanka Majic and Michael ForrestMusic and editing by http://michaelforrestmusic.comMusic available on Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play | Bandcamp---- Support Us ----On Patreon and Join Our Slack: https://patreon.com/grandpodcastBuy our mug: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/672419524/grand-podcast-mugPaypal Donation: https://paypal.me/grandpodcastRestaurants Brighton Jobs: https://restaurantsbrighton.co.uk/jobsGet Michael’s Apps: https://goodtohear.co.ukSQUARES TV: https://squares.tv?ct=gp---- Follow us on Twitter ----https://twitter.com/ivankahttps://twitter.com/michaelforresthttps://twitter.com/PodcastGrand
9/6/2021

Episode 180 - Lifestyle Design

Season 5, Ep. 180
“Lifestyle Design” is how Tim Ferriss describes thinking about what you actually want your life to be, separately from how much money you need or what is preventing you from achieving it. It’s easy to miss opportunities when you don’t know what you want, so even though life is what happens while you’re making other plans, the alternative is that you never get anything you want.Streamed Live on https://twitch.tv/michaelforrest, Friday 3rd September 2021---- Stuff we made ----Shoot - Clean Camera Feed http://clean.camera?ct=podSquares TV https://squares.tv?ct=podIvanka’s Blog https://ivanka.blog---- This Week's Links ----[1] Tim Ferriss - Four Hour Work Week - https://amzn.to/3k3qEqE[2] Fix This Next - https://amzn.to/3kSv3x3[3] Kurt Vonnegut Quote - https://thecreativeham.com/blog/kurt-vonnegut-quotes-on-creativity/---- Credits ----Talking is by Ivanka Majic and Michael ForrestMusic and editing by http://michaelforrestmusic.comMusic available on Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play | Bandcamp---- Support Us ----On Patreon and Join Our Slack: https://patreon.com/grandpodcastBuy our mug: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/672419524/grand-podcast-mugPaypal Donation: https://paypal.me/grandpodcastRestaurants Brighton Jobs: https://restaurantsbrighton.co.uk/jobsGet Michael’s Apps: https://goodtohear.co.ukSQUARES TV: https://squares.tv?ct=gp---- Follow us on Twitter ----https://twitter.com/ivankahttps://twitter.com/michaelforresthttps://twitter.com/PodcastGrand
8/23/2021

Episode 178 - Going On Holiday

Season 5, Ep. 178
Holidays. Anticipation. Change. Work. Not Work. Getting Paid. Not Getting Paid. Staycations. Hosting Guests.Streamed Live on https://twitch.tv/michaelforrest, Friday 20th August 2021---- Stuff we made ----Squares TV https://squares.tv?ct=podIvanka’s Blog https://ivanka.blog---- This Week's Links ----[1] Four Hour Work Week - https://amzn.to/3k3qEqE[2] The Problem With Travel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWa13rkEUkk[3] Deborah Frances White’s Writing Retreat - https://guiltyfeminist.libsyn.com/88-innovation-with-shaolan-and-laura-bates[4] Abbey Road Webcam - https://www.earthcam.com/world/england/london/abbeyroad/?cam=abbeyroad_uk[5] Portal - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal_(video_game)[6] Breath Of The Wild - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_Breath_of_the_Wild---- Credits ----Talking is by Ivanka Majic and Michael ForrestMusic and editing by http://michaelforrestmusic.comMusic available on Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play | Bandcamp---- Support Us ----On Patreon and Join Our Slack: https://patreon.com/grandpodcastBuy our mug: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/672419524/grand-podcast-mugPaypal Donation: https://paypal.me/grandpodcastRestaurants Brighton Jobs: https://restaurantsbrighton.co.uk/jobsGet Michael’s Apps: https://goodtohear.co.ukSQUARES TV: https://squares.tv?ct=gp---- Follow us on Twitter ----https://twitter.com/ivankahttps://twitter.com/michaelforresthttps://twitter.com/PodcastGrand
8/16/2021

Episode 177 - Doing What You Love

Season 5, Ep. 177
We’re often told “You should do what you love” but this idea doesn’t often get unpacked. How do we fall in love with something? Can we do things we love in the service of things we hate? Or the opposite? Is doing something you love a privilege? What about when what we love doesn’t seem to love us back? And what is the relationship between love and trauma? Big chats, come and listen.Streamed Live on https://twitch.tv/michaelforrest, Friday 13th August 2021---- Stuff we made ----Squares TV https://squares.tv?ct=podIvanka’s Blog https://ivanka.blog---- This Week's Links ----[0] How this podcast is recorded - https://squares.tv/livepodcast?ct=ep177[1] Endlesss - https://endlesss.fm/[2] Containerviille - https://www.containerville.co.uk/[3] Beeple sold NFT for $69 Million - https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/11/22325054/beeple-christies-nft-sale-cost-everydays-69-million[4] Our Blockchain Episode - https://grandpodcast.com/episode-37-blockchain-cryptocurrency-bitcoin-ethereum-rchain.html[5] Tezos - https://decrypt.co/71929/green-nft-music-platform-whitney-houston-tezos[6] Universal Basic Income (UBI) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_basic_income [7] The Basics on Transformers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvvDrvflY_4[8] Our Glory episode - https://grandpodcast.com/episode-176-fear-hope-grit-glory.html [9] Our Disaster Capitalism episode - https://grandpodcast.com/episode-92-disaster-capitalism.html---- Credits ----Talking is by Ivanka Majic and Michael ForrestMusic and editing by http://michaelforrestmusic.comMusic available on Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play | Bandcamp---- Support Us ----On Patreon and Join Our Slack: https://patreon.com/grandpodcastBuy our mug: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/672419524/grand-podcast-mugPaypal Donation: https://paypal.me/grandpodcastRestaurants Brighton Jobs: https://restaurantsbrighton.co.uk/jobsGet Michael’s Apps: https://goodtohear.co.ukSQUARES TV: https://squares.tv?ct=gp---- Follow us on Twitter ----https://twitter.com/ivankahttps://twitter.com/michaelforresthttps://twitter.com/PodcastGrand
8/9/2021

Episode 176 -Fear, Hope, Grit & Glory

Season 5, Ep. 176
Patreon produced a series of articles looking at the creative process in terms of these four phases or factors. We took each one and had a good old chat about it, and came up with some takeaways and conclusions for each one.Streamed Live on https://twitch.tv/michaelforrest, Friday 6th August 2021---- Stuff we made ----Squares TV https://squares.tv?ct=podIvanka’s Blog https://ivanka.blog---- This Week's Links ----[1] Patreon posts onFear, Hope,Grit, andGlory[2] Alexander Technique - https://alexandertechnique.com/[3] Shaw Technique for Swimming - https://www.artofswimming.com/[4] Novelty Automation - Tim Hunkin - https://www.novelty-automation.com/[5] Squares TV - Michael’s Jofamo Interview - https://squares.tv/jof[6] Tim FerrissFear Setting - https://www.ted.com/talks/tim_ferriss_why_you_should_define_your_fears_instead_of_your_goals?language=en[7] “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’re too late” - https://medium.com/@alearningaday/dont-rush-to-be-embarrassed-by-the-first-version-of-your-product-656839d068b[8] Northerner terrifies Londoners by saying hello - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT0ay9u1gg4[9] Graham Dunning - https://grahamdunning.com/[10] Alexandra Botez loves Michael’s camera app - https://twitter.com/alexandravbotez/status/1422608409459896328?s=20---- Credits ----Talking is by Ivanka Majic and Michael ForrestMusic and editing by http://michaelforrestmusic.comMusic available on Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play | Bandcamp---- Support Us ----On Patreon and Join Our Slack: https://patreon.com/grandpodcastBuy our mug: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/672419524/grand-podcast-mugPaypal Donation: https://paypal.me/grandpodcastRestaurants Brighton Jobs: https://restaurantsbrighton.co.uk/jobsGet Michael’s Apps: https://goodtohear.co.ukSQUARES TV: https://squares.tv?ct=gp---- Follow us on Twitter ----https://twitter.com/ivankahttps://twitter.com/michaelforresthttps://twitter.com/PodcastGrand
7/19/2021

Episode 174 - How To Cheat

Season 5, Ep. 174
Working out how to cheat is an interesting thought experiment, even if it just helps you clarify what game you’re trying to win. We talked about different places people cheat — games, school, life, business, politics — and who ends up paying in different situations.Streamed Live on https://twitch.tv/michaelforrest, Friday 16th July 2021---- Stuff we made ----Try Donegood https://donegood.appGet Michael’s Apps https://goodtohear.co.ukRestaurants Brighton: https://restaurantsbrighton.co.uk---- This Week's Links ----[1] Game Theory and Altruism - https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/game-theory-evolutionary-stable-strategies-and-the-25953132/#:~:text=Altruism%3A%20When%20one%20organism%20reduces,different%20strategy%20through%20natural%20selection[2] How To Cheat At Uno -https://www.wikihow.com/Cheat-at-UNO[3] Amazon Workers - http://uk.businessinsider.com/amazon-warehouse-workers-have-to-pee-into-bottles-2018-4[4] That Boris Johnson video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB5VAq6LES8---- Credits ----Talking is by Ivanka Majic and Michael ForrestMusic and editing by http://michaelforrestmusic.comMusic available on Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play | Bandcamp---- Support Us ----On Patreon and Join Our Slack: https://patreon.com/grandpodcastBuy our mug: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/672419524/grand-podcast-mugPaypal Donation: https://paypal.me/grandpodcastRestaurants Brighton Jobs: https://restaurantsbrighton.co.uk/jobsGet Michael’s Apps: https://goodtohear.co.uk---- Follow us on Twitter ----https://twitter.com/ivankahttps://twitter.com/michaelforresthttps://twitter.com/PodcastGrand---- Grand Podcast Library ----Find links to everything we've mentioned on the podcast at http://grandpodcast.com/library