The Desert Sun Podcast #011

This week I’m joined by another Mike, this one in Taiwan. We talk about life on that island, teaching English as a foreign language (again!), the importance of professional translations, Taiwanese politics, and – most importantly – reservoirs.

You can listen to it on iTunes here, Player FM here, download it here, or listen on the blog by clicking the link below:

The video of the landslide we talk about can be found here (pay attention to the top centre of the screen for the first few seconds).

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The Desert Sun Podcast #009

Another solo podcast in which I talk about two rather separate topics:

1. The startup of Total’s Egina field in Nigeria, and what it means for the future of international oil companies.

2. Sexual promiscuity, triggered by this Twitter thread.

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The Desert Sun Podcast #006

My guest this week is Ben Sixsmith, an English writer living in Poland who you can follow on Twitter here. Ben’s book Kings & Comedians: A Brief History of British-Polish Relations is available on Amazon.

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The Desert Sun Podcast #005

In the 5th episode of The Desert Sun Podcast I talk with Chris Mounsey of The Devil’s Kitchen blog about the state of British politics, business, religion, Brexit, the NHS, libertarianism, and a whole load of other stuff with surprisingly little swearing.

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The Desert Sun Podcast #004

Another long podcast, this time with the blogger William of Ockham during which we discussed business, economics, feminism, gay rights, rugby, and more. He lives in Australia meaning we had to do it over Skype, and unfortunately the sound quality suffered greatly as a result. Hopefully the subject matter is interesting enough for you to ignore the shortcomings in the sound. The good news is you can hear my side of the conversation just fine.

You can listen to it on iTunes here, Player FM here, download it here, or listen on the blog by clicking the link below:

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The Desert Sun Podcast #003

In this very long podcast I am joined by Mike, a legal expert of sorts who lives and works in Switzerland. We discuss a business takeover gone wrong against the backdrop of Swiss life and culture, and how it compares to other places. You can listen to it on iTunes here, Player FM here, download it here, or listen on the blog by clicking the link below:

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The Desert Sun Podcast #002

I’ve done another podcast, hopefully with improved sound quality. Having listened to it, I probably talk too fast in the last section and haven’t structured the talk as well as I could, but I wasn’t going to re-do the whole thing. As I said, I’m learning as I go and hopefully I’ll get better.

So this time I’m talking about my experiences as a young manager in the oil industry, and how big companies don’t prepare their employees for management roles. You can listen to it on iTunes here (it may take a while to appear), download it here, or listen on the blog by clicking the link below:

Are there any other podcast services people want me to upload it to?

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