Still Curious is on mid-season break, returning in August.

Episodes

Conscious, creative and caring virtual learning with Seth Fleischauer | S2E10

In this episode: Preparing learners with future-ready skills in digital citizenship, world culture and social and emotional learning. What Seth's daughter's experience of homeschooling during the pandemic reveals about educat...

Navigating the passing of a loved one with estate planning lawyer and author Robert Kabacy | S2E9

In this episode: Navigating the dynamics of death, grief and loss, from brain fog to finding a sense of control. Arguing over estates and why 70% of people don't make plans for what happens after they die. Explaining the mech...

From classroom to corporate with TESOL teacher and instructional designer Diego Boada | S2E8

In this episode: Losing your job in the pandemic and reverse culture shock when moving from the US back to Colombia. From English language teaching to instructional design for product managers. Never leaving school and how te...

TikTok teaching and activism with philoso-rapper Nathan Dufour Oglesby aka 'Nathanology' | S2E7

In this episode: What's involved in being an artist, academic and activist on YouTube and TikTok. Musical influences from Bob Dylan to Public Enemy. Why make songs and videos about the history of words and ideas? Getting naug...

Cristina Huidiu - from hating math to being a data analyst | S2E6

I n this episode: Journey from a humanities background in libraries to technical integrations specialist for a global corporate. Building a chatbot and losing everything in a server crash. Importance of communication and soft...

James Birt - mixed reality, computer games and e-sports educator | S2E5

In this episode: Using virtual reality in the classroom. How games taught James important life skills. Innovation and entrepreneurship in education and tensions between formal and informal modes of learning. The pedagogical v...

Danu Poyner - what traits do 'still curious' people have in common? | S2E4

In this episode: What Danu has learned about curiosity since the podcast started. What traits do 'still curious' people have? Curiosity vs institutionalised education. 'Front row' thinking. Danu's personal journey. Introducin...

Ann Collins - executive coach and language school owner | S2E3

In this episode: What happens when executives and senior leaders start receiving coaching. Moving from 'to-do list' goals to transformational goals. Volunteering adventures from providing care in a rest home to advising on ed...

Amanda Young - Service Delivery Relationship Lead and Hobby Enthusiast | S2E2

In this episode: Not letting your job description define who you are as a person. Fitting in an impressive array of hobbies and interests. The joys of reading and irrational dislike of book editions with 'Now a Major Motion P...

Maxine Bryant - research investments director and biological scientist | S2E1

In this episode: Leading research investments at a Crown Research Institute for agriculture and biotechnology. The business of science, balancing stakeholders and priorities while staying on mission. Not having a planned care...

Still Curious – Trailer

2-minute trailer showcasing what the Still Curious Podcast is all about. -- I'm Danu Poyner and on the Still Curious Podcast I talk to interesting and interested people from many walks of life. About what they do, the pathway...

Travis Yuan - special education and early childhood teacher | S1E11

In this episode: What happens in a special school classroom. Joys and challenges of working with special needs kids. Holistic education, personalised learning and free play approaches. Similarities and differences between spe...

Kat Daley – youth work researcher and practitioner | S1E10

In this episode: Deep dive into the realities of chronic disadvantage, inherited poverty and life on the margins. Making choices in tragic circumstances. What's involved in running the largest youth work degree program in Aus...

Bo Alroe - sales leader and enterprise software specialist | S1E9

In this episode: Deep dive into the journey of growing an enterprise software company from how it got started, through growth phase, internationalisation and eventual acquisition. How most people think about sales, why that’s...

Danu Poyner - thoughts on care, learning and curiosity | S1E8

In this episode: Solo episode in 'audio-essay' style on the connection between curiosity, learning and care, intercut with highlights on this theme from episodes so far. Excerpts From: S1E2 Myles Tankle (55:07) S1E3 Eleanor C...

Kathryn Harris - hydrogeologist and nature lover | S1E7

In this episode: Finding a love of geology and the environment. A path that through dropping out of music school and waitressing in outback Australia to managing multi-million dollar groundwater projects. Finding a search par...

Peter Gilderdale - calligrapher and design history lecturer | S1E6

In this episode: What’s involved in being a professional calligrapher, what’s driving a recent resurgence of interest in calligraphy among young people, and why it is that so many good calligraphers also turn out to be good a...

Gail Reichert - leadership and people development consultant | S1E5

In this episode: Creating a safe and engaging learning space to participate freely, especially when some people may start out thinking ‘well this is going to be bullshit’. Examining the rules we carry around inside our heads,...

Carl Leducq - games producer and podcaster | S1E4

In this episode: Why following your curiosity can give you a competitive edge. The concept of ‘action buddies’ and the importance of putting yourself out there and getting something done. Overcoming doubts. Different ways of ...

Eleanor Colla - tertiary librarian and research support professional | S1E3

In this episode: the idea of research ‘impact’, how academics get lost in the system and what role curiosity has in the world of professional academic research. Care, cardigans and what it’s like to have a love-hate relations...

Myles Tankle - theatre maker and change management professional | S1E2

In this episode: What Myles and Danu both learned working at Apple that they still use today. What being a medical role play actor entails. What’s involved in transitioning a large network of cemeteries back to the office aft...

Introductions | S1E1

It's the very first episode! Usually there will be guests but for the first one it's just Danu explaining what the podcast is about, what he's doing it and what he hopes to achieve with it. About the Host: Danu has been think...