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Romantic misunderstandings, and escaping the Friend Zone

Back from an unplanned hiatus, we’re back with episode six of the Now Look Here podcast! This week, after sharing another story about how tough it is to be the parent of five kids, we launch boldly into a spirited discussion about how the sexes seem to aim right past each other when looking for love. We don’t go very deep,…

War. Can it be ended?

The other day my brother and my wife were arguing about war.  One felt that war was something to be understood and managed, a sort of necessary evil that often achieved positive ends.  The other felt that war was never justifiable or desirable.  One pointed out that, in the case of the second world war, simply not fighting and allowing…

Getting Things Done

It took a while to get it out the door, but the fifth episode of the Now Look Here podcast is finally out! The fact that it is almost a full week late is ironic, and you may now begin laughing, because Cathrine leads us on a discussion about ways of getting things done.  Scheduling, procrastination, multi-taking, these are things…

Taking the Leap of Faith

Sometimes you find yourself forced to make a leap of faith.  Two of the most obvious challenges facing parents of many kids, like Cath and I, are time and money.  As we touched on in the previous episode, each child requires a certain amount of attention, as well as feeding, schooling, clothing, educating, medicating, and a myriad other things that…

Public response to tragedy: The five stages

The recent attacks in Paris (and so many other cities around the world, before and after) shocked the world, in the way that only terrorist attacks do.  But as the days passed, while people mourned, looked for somebody to blame, or swore revenge, I noticed a pattern in how the public responds to tragedy.  I’ve noticed these common threads form over…

On having five kids

Welcome to the third episode of the Now Look Here podcast, in which your hosts reveal themselves to be the parents of five kids, even though they are not Catholic, do know about contraception and do have other ways to entertain themselves! Having five kids is hard, but it has its benefits.  All those cute little smiles around the breakfast…

The name is Bond. Domestic Bond.

With the recent release of the Bond film, “Spectre” in cinemas, we took the opportunity to discuss James Bond films in general, and Daniel Craig in particular. Specifically, we exploited our limited knowledge of the franchise to analyse whether or not James Bond would be any good in the real world, with toddlers and a mortgage. We also have a…

Who’s afraid of the Weeping Angels?

One of the most popular episodes in Doctor Who was “Blink”, featuring practically no Doctor, and a new, terrifying species of alien monster called the Weeping Angels.  In our first ever podcast, we look at the episode and ask “So are they really that scary?”.  And then we wander off topic and discuss everything BUT Doctor Who… On a technical…