Soulcruzer

Soulcruzer

Social radio podcaster on a mission to make radio social again.

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Even the best of us get tripped up by the things we preach about regularly. And today, I got tripped up, but I quickly caught myself, made the necessary adjustments, and then soldiered on.My final conclusion on time is this: the only time you truly don't have time to do something is when you're dead. Peace,ClayTip Jar

Nov 18

6 min 24 sec

Keep moving forward. One of a handful of mantras, I keep in my back pocket, ready for recall when I need them. And this week, I had to remind myself that regardless of setbacks, I must keep moving forward, even sometimes if that means leaving someone behind.Don't read too much into this. Nothing drastic has happened. But I have had to make some changes to one of my projects.In this episode, I'll update you on what's going on in the soulcruzer creatorverse.As always, thanks for listening.Peace and love,ClayTip Jar

Nov 13

18 min 8 sec

Do you consider yourself a good listener? If so, how do you know you're a good listener? The thing is most of us don't really listen. We half-listen.While we should be listening fully, we are instead, thinking about our reply or listening for a pause so we can jump in with our stuff.I set a listening challenge for you on this episode. Let me know how you get on.And as always, if you like this episode, consider sharing it with a friend. If you like the work I do, please consider supporting independent podcasting and put some money in my Tip Jar.

Nov 10

10 min 14 sec

You might recognize the title as something Popeye used to say when he got fed up and was ready to take charge of the situation he was in. This episode is that moment for you, where you recognize you are who you are and that's all that you are and that's a good thing. It's the first step to liberation.Shoutout to Lolly Daskal for providing the inspiration for this episode. Lolly is the founder of Lead from Within, a global leadership consultancy based out of New York.Thanks for listening and sharing the podcast with your network, much appreciated.Peace and love to you.Support independent podcasting.

Nov 8

13 min 33 sec

I've talked about this a number of times in the past, but, you know, it never hurts to remind ourselves of life's little truisms that help us ease our minds and boost our mental health.I know stoicism is in fashion at the moment with the likes of Ryan Holiday and Tim Ferris waxing lyrical about it, but that's not why I'm talking about it. I've been a practitioner of stoicism for a long time. It helped me through my army days and has continued to be my grounding philosophy of life, along with existentialism. I read a piece on High Existence that prompted me to talk about stoicism on the podcast today.If you're into audio, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter where I share curated and created audio stories, personal narratives, found sounds, and social radio.Peace and love to you.Support independent podcasting.Clay

Nov 5

21 min 53 sec

This piece from Anne Alexander really resonated with me. I'm guilty of burning the candled at both ends as well as multitasking like a fiend, two things that are not so good for our attention, which turns out, is a superpower if you cultivate it.I'm looking forward to reading Peak Mind, by DR Amishi Jha a neuroscientist who has done extensive research on how our attention works. She shares a great beginner's technique for starting a mindfulness practice. It's called STOP. I'll walk you through it on the podcast.Thanks for listening and sharing the podcast with your network, much appreciated.Peace and love to you.Support independent podcasting.

Nov 4

23 min 34 sec

Shout out to DR Raman K Attri for providing the inspiration for this cast. You can check out his post Addicted to Success.I've been shuffling about in creative neutral these past couple of months, consolidating my thinking, figuring out what feels right to carry forward into 2022! What? 2022?! Yeah, that's right, I'm already thinking about the gig for next year. I like to start early so I can hit the ground running at the start of the year.I mention starting up Wisdom Radio podcast, but on reflection, I think I'll just keep things simple and podcast from here - soulcruzer.Anyway, thanks for listening and sharing the podcast with your network, much appreciated.Peace and love to you.Support independent podcasting.

Nov 3

28 min 9 sec

We couldn't resist the unseasonably warm weather. So what did we do? We hit the fields of Southam on our way to Napton on the Hill for a thirsty pint.

Oct 9

28 min 48 sec

I've started reading Angel Tech: A Modern Shaman's Guide to Reality Selection. In this cast, I share what I've learned so far.

Aug 19

27 min

I was shocked when I realized this is my 306th episode of this podcast! Definitely time for an update on what's going on in the soulcruzer universe. The long and short of it is, I'm consolidating the soulcruzer franchise and reshaping how I show up and play online.Links Microblog Mixcloud Main blog Twitter

Aug 10

19 min 51 sec

In this episode, I'm in the hot seat as my friend Cristina unleashes her inner journalist on me to find out what's behind my love of social radio, which has become my latest passion project. I also talk about how I got into Internet radio and my time at Radio Warwickshire. I also reveal my plans for the reboot of the Musical Journey show.

Jun 21

40 min 54 sec

#AudioMo Day 14. I get reacquainted with the Triggering Town.

Jun 14

6 min 5 sec

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. - Helen KellerThis quote has been with me for a long time. In my youth, adventure was my north star. I shunned the mundane. I hated the idea of living an ordinary life, doing ordinary things with ordinary people. I joined the military because as the recruitment poster said, “It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure.” Post military, I continued my pursuit of adventure - jumping out of airplanes, rock climbing, mountain climbing, racing down mountains at break-neck speeds on a mountain bike, canoeing, adventure traveling, you name it, I was doing it. I became a thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie. And life was good.At some point, domestic life caught up with me - wife, kids, corporate job. The raging flames of adventure settled down into a smoldering fire on the verge of going out. Over the past decade, I’ve settled into my role as a domesticated primate. I do interesting things. I get a bit of excitement from time to time, but no BIG adventures, no extreme uncertainty with death as a real possibility. I haven’t put my life on the line in ages. I haven’t felt that rush of adrenaline and extreme focus that comes with knowing that one small mistake, one lapse in concentration, could cost me my life.Normal people my age are thinking about retirement or buying that little cottage somewhere in the country where they can settle into old age comfortably and peacefully, entertain the grandkids from time to time, and tranquilly wait for death to come calling.Me, I’m hearing Dylan Thomas whispering in my ear:Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.And I’m thinking how can I turn up the heat and go out with bang instead of a whimper.

Jun 12

3 min 25 sec

#AudioMo In the last couple of days I've been able to get into flow state. I love that feeling. It's awesome. So what have I been doing to get into flow state?

Jun 9

9 min 21 sec

I've been threatening to go on hamburger adventure for many years, now I think the time is ripe. We've been cooped up for a year dealing with this whole pandemic thing and now that we're finally allowed back out, I'm ready to hit the road. In the episode, we lay down the foundation of our burger rating system.

Jun 4

13 min 50 sec

#AudioMo - a 30-day audioblogging challenge I've been looking forward to all year. And the timing couldn't have been more perfect.  If you're an audio freak or geek, or new to podcasting and have been sitting on the fence about whether or not to start a podcast of your own, #AudioMo is the perfect vehicle to kickstart your podcasting ambitions. Doing something for 30 days straight is a good way to start a new habit. Plus the #AudioMo community is super supportive.I challenge you to #AudioMo

Jun 1

7 min 33 sec

After a year of Zoom meetings, we now need to relearn how to look people in the eyes in order to establish trust.

May 17

5 min 11 sec

 In which I discover I can't do it all, much to my dismay.

May 7

3 min 38 sec

I'm feeling a little lighter today. Maybe because it's Thursday and the workweek is coming to a close. Or maybe it's because I'm lifting heavy weights again after a year off because of the pandemic. Doesn't matter. What matters had a good lunch session on soulcruzer on the radio, which by the way, I think I'm going to rebrand to an old brand I use to have sport - The Musical Journey show. I explain more in the audio:

Apr 29

8 min 35 sec

Clay reads from "Song of the Open Road" by Walt Whitman

Nov 2020

1 min 39 sec

From his bunker somewhere deep in the heart of Warwickshire, Soulcruzer talks to you about the slippery slope of time and how he’s not bothered about dying and is going into middle age gracefully. He also explains why he’s not qualified to give anybody advice on how to live their life. He also shares how Hunter S. Thompson’s Better Than Sex inspired him to live a Gonzo life, an attitude he hopes to bring to the show.  Also in this episode, Soulcruzer goes down the rabbit hole with Goombah on a Bike to talk about time.

Sep 2020

2 hr

From his bunker somewhere deep in the bowels of Warwickshire, Soulcruzer talks to you about his recent podcasting epiphany, trying to preserve the memory of himself post-apocalyptic pandemic. He also talks about his broken body, joining the e-bike revolution, and why he hates army hospitals. He also shares how he tried to bring back the old normal and failed, his Baine impression, and what you can do to get your very own Soulcruzer goombah badge.

Aug 2020

1 hr 3 min

In this episode, I catch up with my friend Laura Heeley to chat about Vishen Lakhiani's little gem of a book: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind. 

Aug 2020

1 hr 2 min

Zombied out on fearmy friends gave me a medal for digging a hole with my bare hands and walkingon water like the messiah when she was lonelyand thirsty for politicians, generals and reporterslocking and loading the sign of the cross gave me goosebumps and butterflies like before a big football game, the world knew i was sick, served me up anyway like a rusty can of c-rationsmy friends, adrenaline junkies, zombied out on fear,shuffled about their business making life out ofanxiety and death, a pursuit they felt better than sexuntil beetles ate their flesh and they drownedcl lowe

Jun 2020

1 min 38 sec

Offloading some thoughts on myths and the roles they play in our lives.

Jun 2020

10 min 11 sec

In this episode, I share one of my works in progress for #AudioMo Day 8.

Jun 2020

7 min 56 sec

First ride on an electric bike. #audiomo day 4

Jun 2020

10 min 26 sec

Here's me passing on some advice to young folks! #AudioMo Day 3

Jun 2020

4 min 18 sec

#AudioMo Day 2: List your favorite toys you played with as a child.

Jun 2020

6 min 8 sec

It's that time of the year again where hundreds of audio fiends descend upon the Internet to share audio of all kinds. That's right, it's #AudioMo 2020 let the recordings begin!

Jun 2020

7 min 34 sec

The beginnings of something new. An exploration of a long lost part of a soul. More to follow...

May 2020

1 min 48 sec

I woke up with fire in my belly this morning. There's only one thing I can do in those circumstances and that is to create something. I've been dancing around the idea of rebooting the audioblog for weeks. This seems as good a time as any to get going again. Also, who's ready for the contact tracking app? The NHS version or the Apple/Google version?

Apr 2020

15 min 15 sec

Big Merry Christmas to you all! I hope everyone is finding some Christmas cheer (go easy on the eggnog)!

Dec 2019

2 min 4 sec

I'm a just a tad later getting this out.

Dec 2019

3 min 43 sec

Day 14 of #BlogPals19 blogging challenge. So far so good, no real struggles to get something posted each day.

Nov 2019

5 min 47 sec

Just when you think you have everything under control, a flipping monkey throws a wrench in your plan.

Nov 2019

14 min 24 sec

I've been interested in virtual training since the early days of Webex. The game has changed in the virtual training space and I was curious to know from someone who does a lot of training in this space, what is the field of virtual training like these days. Catherine Nicholson of The Virtual Training Team was kind enough to share her thoughts on virtual training with me. #virtual #training

Nov 2018

29 min 35 sec

I have a renewed interest in nootropics, the so-called smart drugs for cognitive enhancement. I spoke to my good friend JJ who is kind of a geek about these things. #nootropics #smartdrugs

Nov 2018

35 min 7 sec

Beginning to explore the metaphor of the warrior and the underlying code of living it represents.

Sep 2018

26 min 44 sec

I'm completely exhausted this evening after a day of really cranking out the yang. #audio365

Sep 2018

9 min 38 sec

Had a moment of clarity this morning as I was prepping for the day ahead.

Sep 2018

8 min 53 sec

What's the last food item you randomly craved and had to make a special trip to go get? #audio365

Jul 2018

4 min 26 sec

Best experienced through headphones. Here are the words if you're interested.

Jul 2018

1 min 34 sec

Sunday stroll through the countryside, reflecting on the state of play of my creative focus. #audiomo 24

Jun 2018

19 min 19 sec

I don't want to be back in Kansas. Trying to forestall the inevitable post-holiday blues with some honey and rum. #audiomo day 22

Jun 2018

9 min 25 sec

And just like that, we were back on track.  Today on #Audiomo Day 5, I managed to get MR Mike Trussell on the line.  We cover a lot of ground in a short space or time.

Jun 2018

13 min 26 sec

Hey up! #Audiomo Day 4.  I forgot that people are busy. My challenge to speak to 30 different people for #audiomo this year has hit a snag and it's only day number 4.  But I'm a person, so if I talk to myself, does that still count? lol.  If you fancy a chat, let me know, help me reach my #audiomo goal!

Jun 2018

11 min 2 sec

What happens when an American and a Hungarian meet in England? Nothing but mischief.  On #Audiomo day 3, I catch up with my good friend Zoltan to talk about his love for the double bass.

Jun 2018

4 min 7 sec

It turns out I've known Justyna for just over a year now.  We met through a mutual company we both do some contract work for.  JJ is a kindred spirit. We both dig philosophy, start things we never finish, and think about things way too much.  So here for #AudioMo Day 2 is Justyna. 

Jun 2018

9 min 18 sec

#Audiomo Day 1.  I love this time of the year when the Audiomo community comes together for the month of June to make and share audio.  I thought I'd add something extra to the 30-day challenge this year and that is to have 30 conversations with 30 different people for my #Audiomo posts this year. First up is my friend Sara Beth Hunt, novelist and podcaster.

Jun 2018

6 min 23 sec