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Overthought, A Podcast

Overthought is a compelling examination of the lives of classical singers Isaiah Bell and Chris Mayell, discussing performance psychology, creativity, entrepreneurship, life balance, self-doubt and the ways we overcome challenges to attain artistic triumph.
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Apr 12, 2016

Ever the contrarians, Chris and Isaiah turn from debunking the myth of Success to looking for the bright side of Failure. Everyone knows we're supposed to see our missteps as growth opportunities, but it's hard to embrace failure when it just feels so god-damned bad. Would it be easier if we could learn to excise the idea of failure from our emotional vocabulary entirely? Or is it the worst kind of academic nonsense to even suggest that, since failure - and our reactions to it - seems to be such an essential part of the human experience? Sigh. To test their theories, the fellas dredge up memories of Real-Life Times when things did not go so well, and Isaiah repeatedly demonstrates his fear of failing in even the tiniest ways as he squanders valuable listener time searching for Exactly The Right Word (when an imperfect synonym would do just fine).

-=- Show notes -=-

The City of Regina
http://www.regina.ca/visitors/

'Rory McIlroy’s U.S. Open win : The art of an epic comeback', by Jena McGregor | The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-leadership/post/rory-mcilroys-us-open-win--the-art-of-an-epic-comeback/2011/04/01/AGB25kcH_blog.html

YouTube - 'Failing - A very difficult piece for solo string bass' composed by Tom Johnson, played by Corey Schutzer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P8C6-XqaNs

'Why Am I Obsessed With a Cellphone Game About Collecting Cats?', by Ryan Bradley | The New York Time Magazine
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/18/magazine/why-am-i-obsessed-with-a-cellphone-game-about-collecting-cats.html

'A Dog’s Purpose According To A 6 Year Old'
http://weruletheinternet.com/2011/05/24/a-dogs-purpose-according-to-a-6-year-old/

Music: Sousa - with_pleasure (dance hilarious) - United States Marine Band, via MusOpen
https://musopen.org/music/445/john-philip-sousa/with-pleasure-dance-hilarious/

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