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Blind Insights

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A weekly Society and Culture podcast featuring David James Olney
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Tim was recently Married in 2021, to his beautiful Partner Jade. David, one of Tim's groomsmen, sat down with Tim to discuss how the day went, his own marriage to Karen, and why weddings are so impactful for not just the bride and groom, but th
In a return to formula, Tim and David sit down to discuss the mental health ramifications of COVID-19 and the increasing atomisation of society. To prevent disconnection from others we need to be proactive in checking in on each other. We want
We want to talk to you in real-time, so we are going to have our first Blind Insights Live! You (our audience) have excellent ideas and questions, and we like trying to provide answers. Please start thinking about what you would like to ask us
David relies on accessibility software to get lots of things done, and today we are joined by Nathan Smith who created one of the software applications that increases David’s ability. Nathan is committed to coding to enable people to manifest t
Some people become high performers, while other people help to empower them. David and Tim are joined by Scott Murphy, an Australian physiotherapist living in Ireland who does both things at once. If you have any thoughts, questions, or want t
When veterans return to civilian life, the adjustment is immense, and  the journey that people take from a life in the military to forging their own path in the civilian world is fascinating. Jon Duncan is a fantastic example of someone who ha
Ian Bush has built Artist Guitars up from nothing, based on his experience in the musical instruments industry and his passion for putting exceptionally good value instruments into enthusiastic musicians’ hands. If you have any thoughts, quest
We went into doing something very complicated with the French, building an entirely new submarine with an entirely different propulsion system. It's been seen to be too expensive and too much of a time lag, and we've come up with a complicated,
Life as an actor is colourful, or at least our guest Edmund's life has been. Through the years Edmund has played all kinds of roles and experienced some truly wonderful things, and with that career along came challenges. Detailed in his book "F
In this episode we are joined by Richard Jacobs, the host of the Finding Genius podcast and the founder of the Finding Genius Foundation, to talk about his mission to reduce the impact of anxiety and depression. Too many people are suffering, a
Roley Stuart is one of the Orientation and Mobility Instructors who taught David how to move around safely with a white cane while he was at primary school, and is now empowering children across South Australia as a Project Implementation Manag
Jeremy Cordeaux is an accomplished broadcaster who has worked in the radio industry for nearly 60 years. There have been many changes to the radio industry in that time and Jeremy has experienced all the highs and lows of stations forming, coll
When veterans return to civilian life, the adjustment is immense, and  the journey that people take from a life in the military to forging their own path in the civilian world is fascinating. Jon Duncan is a fantastic example of someone who ha
With speech and language dominating most of our communication, it is quite fun to ponder just how significant words can be in our lives. Steve Davis of radio and marketing fame, joins David, comms student and master wordsmith, and Tim, a loquac
With the challenges facing modern democracy across various parts of the world, we can draw on modern research and understandings paired with classic theory to break down systems of power. Scott Ludlam, ex-deputy leader of the Australian greens
Jordan Peterson has been a formative part of this podcast's journey, gaining a significant audience in the very early days nearly 3 years ago! Whilst the first book for public consumption was well written and had excellent intellectual content,
Jordan Peterson has been a formative part of this podcast's journey, gaining a significant audience in the very early days nearly 3 years ago! Whilst the first book for public consumption was well written and had excellent intellectual content,
Three books we think could change the world; "The Deficit Myth", by Stephanie Kelton, "Doughnut Economics", by Kate Raworth, and "The Mission Economy", by Mariano Mazzucato, all describe how we can create a political vision in the 21st century.
Ever been in a group project, sports team, or in a work situation where there are too many cooks in the kitchen, or even just one over-bearing boss who takes all of your autonomy away? Well, it doesn't have to be that way, and in fact, it might
Why, when all the evidence points toward alien life, do we continue to err on the side of caution? Is admitting we have seen extraterrestrial technology too much for even astrophysicists to handle? While NASA insisted that 2017's phenomenon kno
Have you ever wondered about the Arab world and couldn't explain some of the seemingly strange things that happen there? Politically speaking, Iran is quite a foreign topic to most people, we might understand western interference and oil wars,
Over 50 years ago the human race succeeded in landing on the moon, a mission that was achieved with political willpower and plenty of resources. Today we don't have the equivalent of the moon landing mission, we aren't oriented toward much at a
With mining magnates saying they'll convert their machinery to hydrogen, our governments are looking rather silly not realising the potential of hydrogen earlier. Especially when in 2010, one of David's dear friends from the University of Adela
David and Tim have been working on this podcast for 2 years, and with over 100 episodes under their belt, they thought it was time to take stock and give listeners a guide as to what they're up to, whats the podcast is going to look like, and u
Saqib Shaikh is a software engineer at Microsoft and project lead of Seeing AI, a mobile application that narrates the world. Through various technologies and 'channels' visually impaired users can navigate their surroundings or gain an augment
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