52: Peaceful Warrior, 10% Happier and The Barefoot Investor

A little bit of life guidance this week, starting with the movie based on the Dan Millman book, Peaceful Warrior; then moving in to some Aussie financial advice with The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape; and listening to an American news anchor’s journey to meditation in 10% Happier by Dan Harris.

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51: The Good Place, Bad With Money and The Alchemist

Eleanor dies and ends up somewhere she shouldn’t be in this week’s watch of The Good Place; Gaby Dunn breaks some walls and speaks some truths in her podcast Bad With Money; and we join a shepherd in his quest for his Personal Legend in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

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50. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and That Sugar Book

Feeling healthy? This week, we follow an Australian man’s juice fast quest to drop the weight and feel great in Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. We then dive in to the history and complexities of how sugar works it’s way in to foods and it’s effects on our bodies in That Sugar Book by Damon Gameau.

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49. Arrival, Ready Player One and We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

It’s a sci-fi trifecta as we watch the 2016 film Arrival, read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and listen to We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor on Audible.

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48. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Katie and Chris leave the cinema and jump on the microphones to shoot the breeze over the latest instalment of the story of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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47. Catfish, The Dispatcher, Smiles and Ghosts

Do you really know who you’re chatting to online? We neither! But now we’ll have a better idea after watching MTV’s series Catfish. Because growing up isn’t hard enough. And we rediscover some the tribulations of growing up in the graphics novels Smiles and Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier. Speaking of ghosts, wouldn’t it be great if when you were murdered you came back to life? Find out if that’s true in this week’s listen from Audible, John Scalzi’s The Dispatcher.

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46. Doctor Strange and Norse Mythology

Come with us to the astral plane and mind bend some cities with the 2016 film Doctor Strange, then pull up a chair and lend an ear to Neil Gaiman as he reads his latest release, Norse Mythology.

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45. I Am Not Your Guru, Wonder and The Way I Heard It

Netflix dishes up a behind-the-scenes of a Tony Robbins event in I Am Not Your Guru; a young boy begins his school life, but it’s not your standard school year in Wonder by R.J. Palacio; and Mike Rowe spins a tale or two in his podcast The Way I Heard It.

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Episode 44: Shark Tank, Way of the Peaceful Warrior and Red Rising

It’s a hero’s journey this week, firstly following up and coming entrepreneurs as they seek fame and fortune in Shark Tank; then finding a path of meaning and content with Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman; and coming to a close on planet Mars, working the way up from the mining colonies in Pierce Brown’s Red Rising.

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Episode X: We’re Still Alive

It’s that time of year teachers everywhere turn to drink and bad television as they surround themselves with stacks of assessment and politically correct prose for little Johnny – yes, it’s report card season.

Katie and I thank you for your patience, and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled affair as soon as possible. As always, suggestions for things for us to watch, read and listen to can be left at our Facebook page, or email us – info@areyoustillwatchingpodcast.com

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