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The Art of Disarming Oneself, or How to Live with Defences Down – Episode 56

In this week’s episode Dara reflects on a week in recovery from Covid and realises he enjoyed dropping down to his slowest gear. It prompts him to think about the benefits of living with one’s defences down. He argues that it makes us more receptive and more capable of seeing positive things in the world.

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Barbaric Yawps and Righteous Howls – Cries from the American Poetic Heart -Episode 55

Compromised by a cold-induced fogginess of brain which precludes his normal freestyling approach, Dara decides to recite some American poetry from the Confessional School, and cautiously takes on Allen Ginsberg’s Howl as the closing piece of this verse-drenched episode.

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Love, Wellness, and Creativity, or Getting Violent with your Process – Episode 26

In this episode, before getting to the main topic, Dara observes how disconcertingly warm it is for November, and argues that things being not quite right can be extremely disruptive. He commends teachers for persevering amidst the unending Covid disruptions. The first part of the episode concludes with why his daughter felt the need to say “I hate you” to him.

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