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Pooky Ponders – Big Questions with Brilliant People

Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Each week I explore a big question with someone I consider brilliant. I ask questions to help us learn from them, and others to help us learn about them. It gets pretty deep at times and funny at others... Perhaps YOU could be my brilliant person one week? Tweet me @PookyH to suggest yourself or someone you’d love me to talk to.

Recent Episodes

How can Transactional Analysis help improve behaviour and wellbeing? | Steve RussellJanuary 24, 2021 Episode artwork Is there really always a reason behind bad behaviour? | Suzie HaymanJanuary 17, 2021 Episode artwork How can we create a world in which no one is held back by mental health problems? | Miranda wolpertJanuary 10, 2021 Episode artwork How is a trauma informed relational approach supporting schools? | Molly MacLeod & Anna GregoryJanuary 03, 2021 Episode artwork How can adults help to build emotional wellbeing and confidence in children | Sarah GilbertDecember 27, 2020 Episode artwork What is solutions focused coaching and how could it drive down exclusions? | Geoff JamesDecember 20, 2020 Episode artwork How does Western education impact on the mental health of our young people? | Val BolamDecember 14, 2020 Episode artwork What are some common misunderstandings about autism?| Andrew EdwardsDecember 06, 2020 Episode artwork How can schools build children's healthy coping skills and self-esteem? | Jo Morton-BrownDecember 06, 2020 Episode artwork What drives us to read (and write) really twisted stories? | Mark EdwardsNovember 29, 2020 Episode artwork Could rap be the antidote to stigma when it comes to mental illness? | Emma Charlton & Joel McIlvernNovember 23, 2020 Episode artwork How can we recognise and respond to panic disorder in teenagers? | Polly WaiteNovember 16, 2020 Episode artwork How can we help more men speak up about rape? | Ross McGill November 08, 2020 Episode artwork How can we use psychology's secrets to boost our wellbeing? | Aidan Harvey-CraigNovember 02, 2020 Episode artwork What does every teacher need to know about neuroplasticity and learning? | Jennifer A HawkinsOctober 26, 2020 Episode artwork What do recycled flower bottle sculptures have to do with wellbeing? | Kat HallOctober 21, 2020 Episode artwork What is selective mutism and how can we help? | Gino Hipolito October 13, 2020 Episode artwork Men don’t talk about mental health: myth or masculine trait? | Tim BoughtonOctober 07, 2020 Episode artwork Does 'inspiration porn' fuel imposter syndrome for disabled people? | Charlotte ClaydonSeptember 30, 2020 Episode artwork How can you survive and thrive after a toxic workplace? | Lynn McCannSeptember 26, 2020 Episode artwork Is autism a blessing or a curse? | Pete WharmbySeptember 19, 2020 Episode artwork What part do the creative arts have to play in the catchup curriculum? | Helen PitchfordSeptember 16, 2020 Episode artwork What’s it like to design a school from the ground up? | Adam DabinSeptember 12, 2020 Episode artwork What can the rest of the world learn from the Scottish approach to ACEs? | Laura McConnellSeptember 09, 2020 Episode artwork How can we support school staff mental health? | Amy SayerSeptember 04, 2020 Episode artwork