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Munu - The most special rhino in the world! Part lI with Helen Worth

Munu - The most special rhino in the world! Part lI with Helen Worth

December 3, 2021

Our guest today is Coronation Street legend, Helen Worth -the much-loved actress who has played the character of Gail (Tilsley/Platt/Rodwell!) on the world’s most iconic TV series since 1974.  Helen tends to avoid the spotlight away from the street so we were very lucky to get time to speak with her about her career and, most importantly, to tell everyone about the wonderful book Munu – The Most Special Rhino in the World, written by her long-term wildlife conservation partner Shirley Galligan of the White Lion Foundation and illustrated by the brilliant Zoe Barnish.

Helen has been a committed ecologist all her life and we also get into that. Here’s what we cover.

 

0-2          Welcome and introduction.

3.00        A lifelong passion and commitment for wildlife – riding an “elephant” at 3. 

6.30        First experience helping animals.

8.30       What’s it like having one Britain’s most loved soap characters?

10.30     Gail’s love life!

13.00     What was it like joining the Street in 1974?

15.30     Gail’s break in 2021 and Helen’s 30 year relationship with Shirley Galligan, Founder of White Lion Foundation.

17.30     Why does the foundation take on such difficult challenges? The A-Team of wildlife conservation.

21.30     The crucial role of children in conservation.

25.00     Please visit the White Lion Foundation website and vote for Munu. And buy the book!

26.00     Thank you and close.

 

Please see the link to the book and the Fireflies image:

https://shepheardwalwyn.com/product/munu/

 

Link to Vote: https://peoplesbookprize.com/summer-2021/munu/

 

WLF website: https://thewhitelion.foundation/

 

Thanks for listening. Be sure to get a copy (or three) of Munu - The most Special Rhino in the World from the Shepheard Walwyn website

Phil Anderson (Meet The Author) - The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking

Phil Anderson (Meet The Author) - The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking

November 22, 2021

This week we are speaking with one of our most popular authors, economist and investor Phil Anderson. Phil wrote the Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking in 2008 which documented the boom bust cycles in US land and property values over the last 250 years.  Phil is an in demand speaker in the international conference circuit and splits his time between Europe, Asia and his home country of Australia. He is also the founder of property sharemarket economics, a subscription service for investors looking for advice on global market movements. Here's what we cover.

00.0       Welcome and how did you get into researching the real estate and banking.

03.30     Maybe Winston Churchill had a point – the Henry George League.

06.00     Family business and the benefits of running a cash generating business in a downturn. 

09.00     Helping people to understand how the world works so they can see what’s coming.

13.20     Enclosing the rent and the value of location.

19.00     What was the process of writing the book? 1995 – emailing subscribers.

23.30     Most surprising/useful insights from 10 years of writing the book – the cycle always finds a way to complete.

25.20     What draws people to your work?  People who want to operate on a longer time frame and taking the stress out of life!

29.00     Current projects – working on an update and campaigning for a citizen’s dividend.

34.00     How to live your life in abundance.

35.00     Where can people find out more about your work?

 

Download your FREE eBook: The 228-year-old investment secret and discover that the biggest economic gains are still ahead of us: https://bit.ly/PSEblog

 

To read Phil's book:

https://shepheardwalwyn.com/product/the-secret-life-of-real-estate-and-banking/

Tom Burgess (Meet The Author) - From Here to Prosperity

Tom Burgess (Meet The Author) - From Here to Prosperity

October 19, 2021

Tom Burgess has been a serial entrepreneur, journalist, editor, lecturer and broadcaster. He was active in student politics, has stood for public office, was a founder member of a new political party and has edited a political newspaper. He built a marketing business that operated in 80 countries from offices in London and San Francisco and has personally advised over 400 companies as well as the Republic of Ireland and the State of California. He founded Savemoneynow, an online comparison service and was Highly Commended in the Entrepreneurial Director of the Year Awards. He holds a BA Honours in Public Administration and is a member of the Commonwealth Club of California and the Royal Economic Society. He is son of the late Dr Ronald Burgess, Director of the Economic Study Association and author of the book Public Revenue Without Taxation.

 

Today’s podcast (Part 1) is highly topical as he recommends more preferable taxation ideas than the government taxing the poor when the billionaires have made a fortune this pandemic. He argues convincingly that a wealth tax or land tax would have left everyone better off than when the pandemic started.

 

For more please go to: https://shepheardwalwyn.com/product/from-here-to-prosperity

John Butler (Meet The Author) - The Wonders of Spiritual Unfoldment

John Butler (Meet The Author) - The Wonders of Spiritual Unfoldment

September 28, 2021

This week we are speaking with John Butler, one of our most popular authors at Shepheard Walwyn and perhaps the most unlikely YouTube star, you can ever hope to meet. John is a retired farmer and is well into his 80s. He published The Wonders of Spiritual Unfoldment in 2008 which tells his life story and shares the realisations he experienced during a lifetime of meditation. He began to get attention after his 80th year when he did an interview for a show called Conscious TV with Ian McNay. This now has approaching 10m views on all platforms. In response to questions he received he set up the YT channel Spiritual Unfoldment where he now has 200k subscribers. His down to earth, honest and reassuring message not to mention his extraordinary voice has been of great help to people during the pandemic. So it was an absolute pleasure to sit down with him in his favourite church in Bakewell, Derbyshire where he still meditates twice a day.  

Here’s the summary of our first conversation where we discuss how and why he came to write Wonders. Please note, John is extremely patient and thoughtful and he can pause a LONG time before responding to questions. We did think about editing them out but decided to leave them in as they are part of his approach to things. Whilst it can be disconcerting at first to ask a question and not get an answer immediately, it’s wonderful that John thinks so deeply about his answers.

00.00  Welcome and set up.

02.00    How did he come to write the book? And how have sales developed.

05.45    Conscious TV and the interview on stillness that went viral.

https://youtu.be/fZXhPmHPoNo
07.00    Releasing the other 10 books – the benefits of letter writing and his process of publishing the books. Loving his work.

09.00    Meditation and his realisations – how they come into being. Going beyond the thinking process.
11.45    The structure of the book – 0-160 John’s adventures – 160 – 400 the realisations.

14.00    Silence is always with us in the background. What is Silence?

17.30    What surprised you about the process of writing?

19.30    Embracing and getting beyond life’s failures – one disaster after another!  
22.00    Finding God or being found by God?

26.00    Advice on getting the most from the book – read them slowly!
29.00    Is there anything you want to say to someone considering buying the book? (maybe the longest pause in the history of podcasts!).

31.20    Close and thank you. 

 

Until next time, keep reading!

 

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Munu - The most special rhino in the world! Part l with Shirley Galligan

Munu - The most special rhino in the world! Part l with Shirley Galligan

July 30, 2021

What's so special about this rhino? Find out why and about Shirley Galligan's mission to inform our next generation of conservationists...

Munu is a story of hope in the face of adversity. As one of the world’s rarest black rhinoceros, Munu was tragically blinded and could not have survived in the wild if it was not for the  White Lion Foundation who rescued him, offering him a sanctuary and lifetime care in South Africa. His story, as the most special rhino in the world, will appeal to children, with its humorous tone as well as promoting the charity’s ethos of integrity and kindness. Munu’s story raises the profile of the charity’s ambitious vision for the future of global wildlife conservation, at the centre of which, are children today, the conservationists of the future. For more visit: www.shepheardwalwyn.com/product/munu/

Shirley Galligan’s career began in the music industry, promoting major international recording artists, before choosing to use her skills to further her real loves: animal welfare, wildlife and compassionate conservation.

Kenny Jamieson (Part I)  - A World in Two Minds

Kenny Jamieson (Part I) - A World in Two Minds

July 2, 2021

In this podcast we meet Kenny Jamieson, the author of a truly amazing book “A World In Two Minds – Why we must change our thinking to change our future”. It’s a book written to help us make sense of the seeming chaos around us. He argues that by utilising insights from neuroscience, philosophy, science and psychology to name a few, we can renew our minds, change our thinking and change our future.   

 

In this podcast we explore the extraordinary journey Kenny took to create a stunningly insightful book.  And we also offer an invite to buy a copy (use Promo code “July21” for a 25% discount on https://shepheardwalwyn.com/product/a-world-in-two-minds/ ) and then join us for a call with the author who will answer your questions.

John Tippett (Part II) – A philosopher’s take on economics

John Tippett (Part II) – A philosopher’s take on economics

May 27, 2021

John Tippett has been a student and teacher of economics and philosophy for over 50 years.  His book, A Philosopher’s Take on Economics, distills the wisdom he has gathered in that time and weaves them together in a startlingly original way. 

In the book he argues that economics has profoundly lost its way. Not only has it lost its purpose, but it’s forgotten that it should actually have one. And whilst economics started with philosophy at its heart, it has ignored its roots and so has cultivated a strange, dismal philosophy that serves only the few. John’s approach is as effective as it is simple – he takes us back to first principles. He argues that economics and the “economy” is meant to serve all of us. Specifically, its actual role is to offer everyone the practical possibility to live creative, happy lives. 

 

In this second podcast, we start with why economics is so flawed and why it doesn’t get better.  We then look at how you can apply the practical philosophy at the heart of true economics. We finish with what we can do to actually “build back better” for all of us, as the global economy recovers from lockdown. 

 

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John Tippett (Part I) – A philosopher’s take on economics

John Tippett (Part I) – A philosopher’s take on economics

May 10, 2021

John Tippett has been a student and teacher of economics and philosophy for over 50 years.  His book, A Philosopher’s Take on Economics, distills the wisdom he has gathered in that time and weaves them together in a startlingly original way. 

In the book he argues that economics has profoundly lost its way. Not only has it lost its purpose, but it’s forgotten that it should actually have one. And whilst economics started with philosophy at its heart, it has ignored its roots and so has cultivated a strange, dismal philosophy that serves only the few. John’s approach is as effective as it is simple – he takes us back to first principles. He argues that economics and the “economy” is meant to serve all of us. Specifically, its actual role is to offer everyone the practical possibility to live creative, happy lives. 

 

To celebrate the launch of the second edition of his book, we are releasing two podcasts.  In the first one, John explains how he came to both economics and philosophy and discovered his calling for helping others. He explains how he came to the realisation that economics and philosophy are actually inseparable if you are wish to apply them in any practical, positive way. 

 

In the second podcast, we start with why economics is so flawed and why doesn’t it get better.  We then look at how you can apply the practical philosophy at the heart of true economics. We finish with what we can do to actually “build back better” for all of us, as the global economy recovers from lockdown. 

 

www.shepheardwalwyn.com

Fred Harrison (Part IV) – Looking ahead into the next crash.

Fred Harrison (Part IV) – Looking ahead into the next crash.

April 15, 2021

Fred is on record for predicting the start of the next major crash to be 2026-28. In this final podcast of the series, he looks ahead and considers four major challenges facing us in the UK – recovering from the pandemic and handling Brexit; how to handle the rise of online retail and the effect it has on our communities and the position of China in the global economy.

Fred Harrison's The Power In The Land, 2nd edition, is now available as an eBook:

https://shepheardwalwyn.com/product/the-power-in-the-land-fred-harrison/

Fred Harrison (Part III) – Having the best ideas for the many makes no difference if “The Few” don’t like it.

Fred Harrison (Part III) – Having the best ideas for the many makes no difference if “The Few” don’t like it.

April 5, 2021

In 1990, Fred had an opportunity to work with the former USSR as it transitioned from a communist economy. All assets were in state hands so it would seem that having an economic system built for the people would be an obvious choice. It was obvious and so it was stopped. As Fred explains, having a successful and fair economy went against the economic interests of the few.

Closer to home, Fred lobbied the Blair government, who were claiming they wanted to chart a “Third Way.”  As you will learn, they wanted nothing of the sort and so they presided over the largest economic collapse in generations. Having faced the reality of a political elite who was not interested in doing the right thing, Fred explains what he did next.

Fred Harrison's The Power In The Land, 2nd edition, is now available as an eBook:

https://shepheardwalwyn.com/product/the-power-in-the-land-fred-harrison/

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