The Desert Sun Podcast
The Expanding Role of Corporate HR

The Expanding Role of Corporate HR

May 20, 2019

Once again I am joined by Mike in Switzerland, with the recording this time taking place in his mountaintop fortress. In this episode we talk about corporate HR and the blurring of the line between work and private life.

Jenny Davis: Adventurer, Runner, and Lawyer

Jenny Davis: Adventurer, Runner, and Lawyer

April 19, 2019

My guest is Jenny Davis, a polar explorer, extreme racer, motivational speaker, and corporate lawyer who talks about her recent expedition to Antarctica.

Jenny's website can be found at www.jennydavis.co.uk.

The Reservoirs of Tawain

The Reservoirs of Tawain

February 3, 2019

This week I'm joined by another Mike, this one in Taiwan. We talk about life on that island, teaching English as a foreign language (again!), the importance of professional translations, Taiwanese politics, and - most importantly - reservoirs.

Expat Life with Mike in Switzerland

Expat Life with Mike in Switzerland

January 20, 2019

Once again I'm joined by Mike in Switzerland to discuss life overseas, the difference between an expat and an immigrant, schooling, and other things.

The Future Role of IOCs and Sexual Promiscuity

The Future Role of IOCs and Sexual Promiscuity

January 13, 2019

Another solo podcast in which I talk about two rather separate topics:

1. The startup of Total's Egina field in Nigeria, and what it means for the future of international oil companies.

2. Sexual promiscuity, triggered by this Twitter thread.

Teaching English in Japan and Other Stuff

Teaching English in Japan and Other Stuff

January 4, 2019

My guest this week is Andy, who recently finished 2 years in Japan teaching English. We discuss this, and various other Asian countries as well.

My Problem with MSM Journalists on Twitter

My Problem with MSM Journalists on Twitter

December 29, 2018

A short podcast in which I moan about mainstream media journalists on Twitter.

Writing and Life in Poland with Ben Sixsmith

Writing and Life in Poland with Ben Sixsmith

December 20, 2018

A pleasant chat with Ben Sixsmith, an English writer living in Poland who you can follow on Twitter here. Ben's book Kings & Comedians: A Brief History of British-Polish Relations is available on Amazon.

A discussion with Chris Mounsey from The Devil’s Kitchen

A discussion with Chris Mounsey from The Devil’s Kitchen

December 12, 2018

I talk with Chris Mounsey of The Devil's Kitchen blog about the state of British politics, business, religion, Brexit, the NHS, libertarianism, and a whole load of other stuff with surprisingly little swearing.

Business, Economics, Feminism, Gay Rights, and Rugby

Business, Economics, Feminism, Gay Rights, and Rugby

December 2, 2018

A discussion with the blogger "William of Ockham" on all the above topics, and more.