Max Munson teaching the Wim Hof Method

Also posted on the Prague Monitor here. The past two years have been difficult for many of us. The lockdowns, isolation, endless debates and ever-changing rules all contributed to feelings of being overwhelmed and losing control of our lives. Reality itself seemed uncertain. People handled this in various ways, not all of them healthy (yes, my alcohol consumption increased noticeably). Most of us know that escapism is not the way to go; facing your fears and worries head-on is the only way to overcome them. But that’s a difficult step to take, or at least it was for me. I managed to do it, though it left me wondering what else I could do to take back control of myRead more.

Comedy Podcasts for the Delightfully Disenchanted. Walls, referendums, mine disasters, gun violence, polar bears floating on a single ice cube. It’s headlines (and tweets!) like these that are so depressing you have to laugh, otherwise you’d cry. One self-described Brexit refugee takes this concept and runs with it, along with a hilarious supporting cast, to create bi-weekly comedy podcasts that poke fun at an otherwise sad state of affairs. A Scotsman with rapid-fire delivery, Grant Gallacher, creates what some may call a “comedic safe space,” where everything goes and no one is safe…including his one-man house band, Phil Micallef (who’s last name is painfully butchered in a running gag.) Micallef acts as the sort of McMahon to Gallacher’s Carson, crackingRead more.