In this episode, Tim and Ben look back on their discussions with David Olney, Dr Kate Baecher and the amazing guests from their special Tempus Fugit double episode, before turning a very critical eye on their own performance in Alex Lloyd’s Life on the Line podcast.
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Intelligence Summary (INTSUM)
01:30 Reflections on Dave Olney
01:40 How we first came to be introduced to Dave Olney – through one of his university students
02:30 Dave Olney on Dave Grossman
05:17 Dave Olney’s podcast Blind Insights – a cracking listen!
05:38 Tim and Ben discuss the potential of joining Dave on an episode of his ‘Blind Drunk Insights’ – potentially the only way they’ll be able to keep up with him intellectually
06:30 Reflections on Kate Baecher
07:00 Ben and Tim’s confessions regarding Dr Kate’s apple cider vinegar (ACV) prescription
07:50 Tim’s groundbreaking medical opinion on breathing
08:50 Ben talks about the main source of stress in his work life
09:20 Dr Kate’s advice on overcoming fear
10:00 Fear, sensory overload and innoculation
11:20 Psychology as part of a front-line emergency health care effort
12:24 Rock climbing: overcoming fear and flow states
14:35 Reflections on Tim Reynolds
15:22 The importance of family – even when you’re not facing a terminal prognosis
16:40 Tim Reynolds’ involvement in art as therapy
17:30 Link to the Unforgiving60 Instagram page, which features Tim Reynolds’ amazing portrait of Cameron Baird VC
18:37 Reflections on CPL Matt Williams OAM
19:20 Why Willy stood us up for the podcast
21:40 Ben and Tim on Ben and Tim on Life on the Line
23:30 Tim on his famous (potentially stolen) quote ‘Would you hire you?’
24:25 Ben and Time on ego (this is what Skyhooks think on the topic)
25:30 Imposter syndrome
27:30 Ben: “Different interactions with different people are going to have different results”. Profound….
28:30 Child soldiers – a really confronting concept
29:30 Ben and Tim debate how much Tim is worth – in terms of bounty and/or ransom
32:30 Update on Heather Taylor
34:00 ‘AIS’ actually stands for Automatic Identification System
36:00 Tim (non-Water Operator) talks a big game about sea-sickness. Ben (Water Operator) on his chronic sea-sickness.
37:30 What’s coming up next on the Unforgiving60?
37:45 Ben’s request for an Externals song as an outro – US Radio
- Dave Olney’s podcast Blind Insights
- Dr Kate Baecher’s business ElysiumHP
- MAPA – the Military Art Program Australia
- @willybeatingcancer – Matt Williams OAM’s Instagram page
- Alex Lloyd’s brilliant Life on the Line podcast
- Heather Taylor’s Pacific Giants Row
The Externals … Available on Spotify (plus a bit of Ben’s guitar work, recorded in the bathroom of one of Saddam’s palaces in Tikrit, Iraq!)