Relationships Episodes

Relationships Society & Culture

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Mother and Son Story

May 7, 2021

When Madam Kim falls into a depression following her divorce, her young son Kee Whay decides he should become a doctor. His wish: to mend his mother's broken heart. But as his own struggles with schizophrenia begin to emerge, their shared existence forces them to confront their relationship and wha…

Relationships Society & Culture

Hidayah Hisham — When Grief and Incarceration Meet in Film

April 22, 2021

When Hidayah Hisham was nine, she was unable to make sense of her Dad’s disappearance. 17 years later, she confronts her own past when she films the story of Siti — a daughter fighting for her father’s freedom — in her documentary Ayahku, Dr. G . Bio Hidayah Hisham is a video producer and presenter…

Learning & Education Relationships

Pasi Sahlberg — What We Learn When We Let Kids Play

Jan. 18, 2021

Pasi Sahlberg puts forth the case as to why play is an essential part of every child’s life. We discover the benefits of children and young people when they follow their own ideas and interests, in their own way, and for their own reasons. What's the most convincing evidence in favour of play? Also…

Relationships Society & Culture

hey Christmas, bye 2020.

Dec. 30, 2020

In this final episode of 2020, Ezra calls up a friend and finds out how the coronavirus affected his Christmas plans. Bio Johanan Sen has worked across the fields of strategic consulting, data-driven marketing, creative advertising, service design and product development. Currently, he is the Head …

Relationships Self-Improvement Society & Culture

Takahara Suiko — Processing The Rage is Tiring

Dec. 14, 2020

Takahara Suiko is the brainchild behind The Venopian Solitude, the genre-defying experimental electro-pop-nusantara indie band. In this episode, she reflects on the concept of “Hō-ren-sō” (報・連・相) from her time in Japan; how she brings that to the dynamics of being in a band and her personal relatio…

Relationships Leadership | Management

Project Notes: How To Lead a Band and the Virtues of Being Lazy

Dec. 14, 2020

Project Notes: where tips, thoughts and takeaways come together. This episode features Takahara Suiko (ep 003), bandleader of the Venopian Solitude, singer-songwriter, actor, writer (and now podcaster). She explores the nature of trust among bandmates, how it relates to ownership and performance wi…

Relationships Self-Improvement

John Hendry — On Why Relationships Matter

Nov. 12, 2020

Ezra reconnects with his ex-house master from school, John Hendry. In this episode, John discusses how the loss of a loved one can alter one's perspective on relationships. Committing his life as an educator for more than 50 years, John reflects on a defining moment that altered the direction of hi…

Relationships Self-Improvement Learning & Education

Project Notes: The 5 Key Elements of a Quality Relationship

Nov. 12, 2020

On this bonus episode, John Hendry (ep 001) shares the 5 key elements of a quality relationship. The basic elements of a quality relationship are trust, forgiveness, integrity, hope (optimism), and compassion. And while they are important individually, together they in fact substantiate the relatio…