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Radio Lessons from the Real World
May 4, 2021

Radio Lessons #126 – The Pun

How a pun about Margaret Thatcher started a movement
Radio Lessons from the Real World
April 30, 2021

Radio Lessons #125 – Stealing Ideas

Are Apple's new things REALLY new?
Radio Lessons from the Real World
April 21, 2021

Radio Lessons #124 – Dieting

Dieting and winning in radio are the same
Radio Lessons from the Real World
April 10, 2021

Radio Lessons #123 – Prince Philip

He may be every content creator's poster child
Radio Lessons from the Real World
March 23, 2021

Radio Lessons #122 – Lego

Ready to reinvent?
Radio Lessons from the Real World
March 15, 2021

Radio Lessons #121 – Australian Rules Football

Great shows are a team sport
Radio Lessons from the Real World
March 4, 2021

Radio Lessons #120 – Yellowstone

The best defense is attack
Radio Lessons from the Real World
January 24, 2021

Radio Lessons #119 – Lamb Ads

Chop everything that isn't memorable
Radio Lessons from the Real World
January 20, 2021

Radio Lessons #118 – The Inauguration

Prep is only a start - planning is everything
Radio Lessons from the Real World
December 21, 2020

Radio Lessons #117 – Santa

The dagger of memorability comes from topicality
Radio Lessons from the Real World
December 3, 2020

Radio Lessons #116 – Chess

Once a game for nerds in school libraries while the…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
October 30, 2020

Radio Lessons #115 – US Cable News

Days away from arguably the most interesting and impactful US…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
October 7, 2020

Radio Lessons #114 – Van Halen

The house band in Valhalla just scored a hell of…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
September 16, 2020

Radio Lessons #113 – 5G

Conspiracy theorists would have you believe that 5G spreads Covid-19,…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
August 31, 2020

Radio Lessons #112 – Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing the title role in…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
August 25, 2020

Radio Lessons #111 – Christopher Nolan

Writer-director Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated and much delayed (thanks a…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
July 30, 2020

Radio Lessons #110 – The lady who saved Venice

Venice is one of Italy’s holiday hotspots, a dream destination.…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
July 21, 2020

Radio Lessons #109 – Jaws

The game-changing masterpiece ‘Jaws’ just turned 45; giving even the…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
April 29, 2020

Radio Lessons #108 – The New Normal

Covid-19 is not the new normal. This will end. But…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
March 23, 2020

Radio Lessons #107 – Covid and Kids

We are in uncharted territory. Many of us have lived…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
November 25, 2019

Radio Lessons #106 – Tesla

It’s been a big week for Tesla. The release of…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
November 14, 2019

Radio Lessons #105 – Sesame Street

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the most loved…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
October 29, 2019

Radio Lessons #104 – Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson is renowned for thinking differently. The 69…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
October 7, 2019

Radio Lessons #103 – Joker

Joker has set international box office records with the dark…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
October 1, 2019

Radio Lessons #102 – The Man Who Saved The World

You likely don’t know the name Stanislav Petrov – but…
Radio Lessons from the Real World
September 4, 2019

Radio Lessons #101 – Binge Watching

Just when we got used to watching television on our…
Boris JohnsonRadio Lessons from the Real World
August 1, 2019

Radio Lessons #100 – Boris Johnson

No one was really surprised when Boris Johnson took the…
Toy StoryRadio Lessons from the Real World
June 19, 2019

Radio Lessons #99 – Toy Story

Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4 opens internationally this week. The...
DrivingRadio Lessons from the Real World
June 4, 2019

Radio Lessons #98 – Left vs. Right

About two-thirds of countries drive on the right side of...
ChernobylRadio Lessons from the Real World
May 29, 2019

Radio Lessons #97 – Chernobyl

Two weeks after the 33rd anniversary of the world’s worst...
Tiger Woods GolfRadio Lessons from the Real World
April 15, 2019

Radio Lessons #96 – Tiger Woods Again

Green jacket in hand, Tiger Woods is the comeback kid...
NyepiRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 10, 2019

Radio Lessons #95 – Nyepi

In 2019, May 7 was Nyepi – Bali’s Day of...
BinaryRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 24, 2019

Radio Lessons #94 – Binary

For computers, everything is binary. Every single function, every piece...
Baby It's Cold OutsideRadio Lessons from the Real World
December 5, 2018

Radio Lessons #93 – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Has the world gone mad, choking on political correctness? Or...
Stan Lee RIPRadio Lessons from the Real World
November 12, 2018

Radio Lessons #92 – Stan Lee

The superhero world has lost a superhero. Stan Lee was...
VikingsRadio Lessons from the Real World
October 25, 2018

Radio Lessons #91 – Vikings

Sure, raping and pillaging are frowned upon now; but not...
The Y ChromosomeRadio Lessons from the Real World
October 16, 2018

Radio Lessons #90 – The Y Chromosome

You were once female. And if global demographers are accurate,...
DeadpoolRadio Lessons from the Real World
May 16, 2018

Radio Lessons #89 – Deadpool

Deadpool 2 opens internationally this week with much anticipation and...
Tiger WoodsRadio Lessons from the Real World
April 5, 2018

Radio Lessons #88 – Tiger Woods

The PGA Masters Tour has begun in Augusta, Georgia and...
Stephen HawkingRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 14, 2018

Radio Lessons #87 – Stephen Hawking

The world has lost a brilliant mind, a gift to...
Black Panther MarvelRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 19, 2018

Radio Lessons #86 – Black Panther

Black Panther breaks the formula for Marvel movies. And it...
Roger FedererRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 29, 2018

Radio Lessons #85 – Roger Federer

The 2018 Australian Open in Melbourne was very special for...
Field of DreamsRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 24, 2018

Radio Lessons #84 – Field of Dreams

You know the movie. Kevin Costner plays an Iowa, corn...
Food DeliveryRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 19, 2018

Radio Lessons #83 – Meals-in-a-box

“What’s for dinner?” – the eternal question that frustrates parents,...
TitanicRadio Lessons from the Real World
December 20, 2017

Radio Lessons #82 – Thomas Andrews Jr

This week is the 20th anniversary of the release of...
Horseshoe CrabRadio Lessons from the Real World
December 5, 2017

Radio Lessons #81 – The Habits of Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe Crabs are creatures of habit. And ‘creature’ is the...
Radio Lessons from the Real World
November 21, 2017

Radio Lessons #80 – Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving and America’s annual turkey coma is about to...
Motorcycle PhysicsRadio Lessons from the Real World
November 14, 2017

Radio Lessons #79 – Motorcycle Physics 2

Riding a motorcycle is easy – until you have to...
NikeRadio Lessons from the Real World
October 23, 2017

Radio Lessons #78 – Laws Of Motion

‘For each action there is an equal and opposite reaction’;...
PlayboyRadio Lessons from the Real World
September 28, 2017

Radio Lessons #77 – Playboy

Hugh Hefner has died but his legend will live forever....
AFLRadio Lessons from the Real World
September 26, 2017

Radio Lessons #76 – Aussie Rules Football

It’s the biggest week in the AFL calendar but unless...
DucatiRadio Lessons from the Real World
September 19, 2017

Radio Lessons #75 – Ducati

Ducati wasn’t always a motorcycle company. Hard to believe given...
ITRadio Lessons from the Real World
September 7, 2017

Radio Lessons #74 – It

It’s not good PR for the clown business. Probably won’t help...
EclipseRadio Lessons from the Real World
August 21, 2017

Radio Lessons #73 – The Total Eclipse

August 21, 2017 was the first time the USA had...
gropingRadio Lessons from the Real World
August 11, 2017

Radio Lessons #72 – Groping

Taylor Swift; a DJ, and an unwelcome grab. The case...
AmazonRadio Lessons from the Real World
August 2, 2017

Radio Lessons #71 – Amazon

Amazon have done the ultimate backflip and its pure genius....
DespactioRadio Lessons from the Real World
July 28, 2017

Radio Lessons #70 – Despacito

Justin Bieber is riding the wave of the ‘song of...
BlackjackRadio Lessons from the Real World
July 20, 2017

Radio Lessons #69 – Blackjack

Originally called 21 and believed to be of Spanish origin,...
Pop MusicRadio Lessons from the Real World
June 30, 2017

Radio Lessons #68 – Pop Music

We are all guilty of it. Humans have become fickle...
Harry PopperRadio Lessons from the Real World
June 27, 2017

Radio Lessons #67 – Harry Potter

20 years ago, the first in a series of children’s...
Zen BuddhismRadio Lessons from the Real World
June 24, 2017

Radio Lessons #66 – Zen Buddhism

The Zen Monk spends a lot of time sweeping floors...
Dynamic DuoRadio Lessons from the Real World
June 13, 2017

Radio Lessons #65 – Dynamic Duos

After his sudden passing, this week, the world has reflected...
Radio Lessons from the Real World
June 13, 2017

Radio Lessons #64 – Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman has evolved. From her January, 1942 debut in...
The BeatlesRadio Lessons from the Real World
June 2, 2017

Radio Lessons #63 – Sgt. Pepper

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – the game changing,...
Captain Jack SparrowRadio Lessons from the Real World
May 26, 2017

Radio Lessons #62 – Captain Jack Sparrow

As the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie hits cinema...
133Radio Lessons from the Real World
May 12, 2017

Radio Lessons #61 – 1311

1311 was an enormous year in human history. For Christians,...
Radio Lessons from the Real World
May 5, 2017

Radio Lessons #60 – Guardians of The Galaxy

Marvel has done it again. In 2014, the Comic Company...
UnitedRadio Lessons from the Real World
April 24, 2017

Radio Lessons #59 – United

United effed up royally. Flight 3411, Sunday April 9, 2017;...
Mr Potato HeadRadio Lessons from the Real World
April 10, 2017

Radio Lessons #58 – Don Rickles

One of Planet Earth’s funniest people has passed away. Don...
ToyotaRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 31, 2017

Radio Lessons #57 – Toyota

Toyota is in a spot of trouble. They will survive...
Beauty and the BeastRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 24, 2017

Radio Lessons #56 – Beauty and the Beast

Sure, it’s a Disney production celebrating Stockholm Syndrome, but it...
mountainsRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 17, 2017

Radio Lessons #55 – Mountains

Mountains. They shape landscapes.  They inspire awe, art and crazy...
AsbestosRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 9, 2017

Radio Lessons #54 – Asbestos

Asbestos wasn’t always considered a bad thing. Mining for the...
Emma StoneRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 28, 2017

Radio Lessons #53 – Emma Stone

Winning an Oscar doesn’t happen by accident; although apparently announcing...
Motorcycle PhysicsRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 23, 2017

Radio Lessons #52 – Motorcycle Physics 1

Motorcycles are not just for bearded thugs, overly-pierced gang members...
ZedRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 17, 2017

Radio Lessons #51 – Zed

No, not the hilariously incomprehensible character from the Police Academy...
Katy PerryRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 27, 2017

Radio Lessons #50 – Writer’s Block

Dave Stewart, the non-Annie Lennox half of the Eurythmics, has...
U2Radio Lessons from the Real World
January 24, 2017

Radio Lessons #49 – U2

Who doesn’t like something for free? 500 million people apparently...
Radio Lessons from the Real World
December 24, 2016

Radio Lessons #48 – Carpool Karaoke

As with all overnight successes, it didn’t happen overnight for...
Radio Lessons from the Real World
November 17, 2016

Radio Lessons #47 – Trump The President

To his supporters, millions of them; an anti-politician, a common...
Hostage NegotiatorsRadio Lessons from the Real World
November 2, 2016

Radio Lessons #46 – Hostage Negotiators

There are few jobs where the weight of the world...
Weather AppsRadio Lessons from the Real World
October 19, 2016

Radio Lessons #45 – Weather Apps

Humans are obsessed with weather – arguably we have been...
Auto MallsRadio Lessons from the Real World
October 3, 2016

Radio Lessons #44 – Auto Malls

Buying a car has always had its…. challenges. Cheesy salespeople,...
DiamondsRadio Lessons from the Real World
September 14, 2016

Radio Lessons #43 – Diamonds

 It may be the greatest lie in history. The tradition...
VHS PlayerRadio Lessons from the Real World
September 2, 2016

Radio Lessons #42 – Video

The cold war raged. Two rivals planning global domination. No,...
The EagleRadio Lessons from the Real World
August 30, 2016

Radio Lessons #41 – The Eagle

You may have seen a viral, motivation video regarding the...
Coffee WarsRadio Lessons from the Real World
August 22, 2016

Radio Lessons #40 – Coffee Wars

The cure for Mondays was discovered by an Ethiopian goat-herder...
Dogs at DinnerRadio Lessons from the Real World
July 19, 2016

Radio Lessons #39 – Dogs at dinner

Dogs love food. There isn’t a natural disaster on earth...
FrogsRadio Lessons from the Real World
June 30, 2016

Radio Lessons #38 – The Frog

Certainly not a fairytale for bedtime, but the boiling frog...
RestaurantRadio Lessons from the Real World
June 30, 2016

Radio Lessons #37 – Restaurants

The list of the World’s Best Restaurants for 2016 was...
JazzRadio Lessons from the Real World
June 21, 2016

Radio Lessons #36 – Jazz

To the trained musician, it’s magical. To the hard-core fan,...
LionRadio Lessons from the Real World
May 17, 2016

Radio Lessons #35 – The Lion and The Gazelle

Perspective gives you clarity. In the fable of the Lion...
Radio Lessons from the Real World
May 17, 2016

Radio Lessons #34 – Spielberg

As Steven Spielberg directed ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’,...
Radio Lessons from the Real World
May 11, 2016

Radio Lessons #33 – Rome

It’s a procrastinator’s mantra, but if Rome wasn’t built in...
AppleRadio Lessons from the Real World
May 11, 2016

Radio Lessons #32 – Apple

Apple was different from the start. When Steve Jobs launched...
Box Office BombsRadio Lessons from the Real World
May 8, 2016

Radio Lessons #31 – Box Office Bombs

Not everything in Hollywood is champagne and caviar; some of...
SeinfeldRadio Lessons from the Real World
May 8, 2016

Radio Lessons #30 – Seinfeld

It took everything to create the show about nothing. New...
The Karate KidRadio Lessons from the Real World
April 19, 2016

Radio Lessons #29 – The Karate Kid

In case you don’t know the story, (or reminisce if...
Zippy ChippyRadio Lessons from the Real World
April 19, 2016

Radio Lessons #28 – Zippy Chippy

This is the story of a truly terrible racehorse. Zippy...
ThermodynamicsRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 30, 2016

Radio Lessons #27 – Thermodynamics

You really should have listened in science class. German scientist...
PodcastRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 29, 2016

Radio Lessons #26 – Serial

The first season of the Podcast ‘Serial’ was a game...
Mick JaggerRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 21, 2016

Radio Lessons #25 – Mick Jagger

For a rock star, Mick Jagger is not much of...
Trump PesidentRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 2, 2016

Radio Lessons #24 – Trump

If Trump can’t stop Trump who can? That was the...
Top GearRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #23 – Top Gear

Britain’s most cherished loud mouth, Jeremy Clarkson, decided May 2015...
Mr MagooRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #22 – Mr. Magoo

Mr. Magoo wasn’t a lunatic; he was just nearsighted! The...
FacebookRadio Lessons from the Real World
March 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #21 – Facebook

  If Facebook were a country, it would be the...
Star WarsRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #20 – Star Wars

You don’t always buy the same brand of toothpaste or...
NetflixRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #19 – Netflix

UK band Queen sang “I want it all and I...
Taylor SwiftRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #18 – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has re-written the rulebook on being a successful...
James BondRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #17 – James Bond

James Bond movies start with a bang. They don’t begin...
OperaRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #16 – A Night At The Opera

In 1597 Jacopo Peri started it all. Sure, there were...
HollywoodRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #15 – Hollywood Risk Takers

Natalie Portman’s transformation from cutesy girl next door to seriously...
Radio Lessons from the Real World
February 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #14 – Lewisporte

September 11, 2001 started like a regular Tuesday but it...
Radio Lessons from the Real World
February 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #13 – Boeing’s Engines

In the early 70s, the aircraft giant Boeing was in...
Justin TrudeauRadio Lessons from the Real World
February 1, 2016

Radio Lessons #12 – Canada’s New PM

A new Prime Minister was recently elected in Canada. The...
Winter DrivingRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #11 – Winter Driving

As the northern half of the planet begins its slow,...
The ChairRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #10 – The Chair

In the late 1980s a Southern US university conducted a...
UberRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #9 – Uber

From London to Lima, Bogota to Brussels, Uber has taken...
McDonaldsRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #8 – McDonalds

McDonalds restaurants are in 118 countries and serve nearly 70...
NASARadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #7 – NASA

Vision is everything. On a sunny August day in 1966...
VegasRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #6 – Vegas

Las Vegas is famous for many things: the Rat Pack,...
TV FinalesRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #5 – TV Finales

TV has a history of questionable characters that have captured...
VegansRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #4 – Vegans

How do you know if someone is vegan? Don’t worry…...
Learning to flyRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #3 – Learning To Fly

Tom Petty sang about it but never did it. John...
Game of ThronesRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #2 – Game of Thrones

The Mother Of Dragons started with nothing ended up nearly...
StarbucksRadio Lessons from the Real World
January 31, 2016

Radio Lessons #1 – Starbucks

Does size really matter? Starbucks says no. It’s a model...
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