Episode 3: Mind the Thigh Gap Transcript

{EB} Welcome to Critically Drinking, today on the podcast we’ve got Samara Pepperell. Now, she is an internationally recognised roller skater in the roller derby and ramp skating communities. She goes by the alter ego Lady Trample when she’s on the track and even if you don’t care about roller skating or roller derby she…

Episode 11: The hero’s journey

Frank Bergdoll is a late-life academic, author, and instructor. He believes passionately that all learning is multi-modal and that it is critical to share knowledge sources as a part of a larger ecosystem. Working to formalise his own knowledge has motivated him to enrol in a Master of Arts program as a possible gateway to a Ph.D.. Despite…

Episode 10: It’s gotta come from inside you

Tren Christiansen is a pretty diverse guy. With a professional passion for risk, governance, and project management he faces problems with an analytical mindset. You can find him attacking the problems of the world through pop culture, literature, and sport through his Google + posts, but he is more than a sum of his skills…

Episode 9: The currency of happiness

Anna Gustafson is an entrepreneur, an advocate, and so much more. After years working full-time as a stand-up comic Anna decided to move to the other side of the stage to create and produce the SheDot Festival creating more opportunities to see North America’s most talented female comedians. While all she has accomplished in this…

Episode 8: The determination to make it work

Allie Downes is on her third country in just over five years. Possibly on the eternal adventure of discovering new places, people, and experiences, Allie is a person you want as your friend. Originally from the UK, Allie and her husband moved to New Zealand on what she describes as an extended adventure vacation that…

Episode 7: Guilty pleasures and office Avengers

Petula Neale is a lot of things, but her passion sits in the role of movie advocate, fan, and critic. She runs an outstanding movie review and commentary site and podcast that can be found on In a Tiff. Today we talk about a few movies that pass the Bechdel test as well as some other…

Episode 6: Make the choice

Inspired by the latest The Oatmeal comic talking about moving away from FOMO (fear of missing out) and over to being able to celebrate the choices we make to do or not do things at work or home. The truth is, IT GETS BETTER, there is life after the obstacles you are facing today. Making tough…

Episode 5: Don’t should all over yourself

Originally founding her first company 2005 Senka Radonich is a serial entrepreneur. After creating her passion project, Adventure Girls in 2006 Senka put the company on the shelf to focus her career in marketing and corporate team building. Not feeling rewarded in her work had become status quo and when she lost her mother in…

Episode 4: Home for a Rest

In our modern society, we often celebrate our ability to multi-task as a skill above all others, but could we become more effective if we were to rest a little more and work a little less? Are we starting to sacrifice quality in the interest of adding more work to our days? Would we benefit…

Episode 3: Mind the Thigh Gap

Samara Pepperell is proving to be an unstoppable force in social media and this talented artist has a lot more going on than most. Designing apparel and sporting equipment are just two of the things that are driving this Kiwi forward. You can find her under her nom de rous (name on wheels alter ego)…

Episode 2: I did the thing

Finding your natural talent in any area is often fueled by hard work and near constant failures. It is in the effort of mastery that we find a journey that is worth reflecting on. It has happened to everyone starting out in a new area or trying to master a new skill. When we want something bad…

Episode 1: The Minimum Viable Product and the importance of community

Discussing the minimum viable product and the evolution of content based on feedback from the digital community, this podcast dives into the idea that creating something in a beta version and choosing to improve it is more important than questing for perfection and never putting it out to the universe. Ideas for the day are…