Wandering Into Wellness

A series of podcasts with Finn Murray and Lydia Sasse - filmed out-and-about in areas of natural beauty. Conversations about health and wellness. Interviews with people who inspire them.  Finn and Lydia discuss everything from sex to travelling in these fun and information-packed podcasts:

You can contact orders@thehopsack.ie if you have any topic you would like to see discussed - anything goes!

Lorraine D'Arcy  - Making Healthy Human Habits

Lorraine D'Arcy has a PhD in the Built Environment, Social Cohesion, Urban Form...basically she's an expert in how best to plan our city spaces to maximise human-ness, to enhance integration and make healthy urban communities.

Finn and Lydia chat with Lorraine over how the design for cities, parks and playgrounds is evolving to allow communities to explore their boundaries, to understand risk and make their own decisions around the use of public spaces. With a less restrictive approach to planning, humans large and small have the opportunity to assess their environment and approach it with more creativity.

Most interestingly, they talk through the controversial Bus Connects program, the design of which Lorraine has been heavily involved in.  This plan will be rolling out throughout Dublin City over the coming years, designed to enhance community connectivity, facilitating access for the many thousands of commuters in their daily routine.

Podcast Episode 57 Making Healthy Human Habits

We were so privileged to have this chance to chat with Takashi Miyazaki, just awarded his first Michelin star, recently after opening his new restaurant project in Cork, Ichigo Ichie...

Jonathan Cairns The Plant Based Runner 

Jonathan's story is inspiring not just because of the magnitude of change he has brought into his life but because it is a story so easily related by others.  All he needed was his own two feet and some will power.

"What we love about Jonathan is that he is completely honest about the moments of hardship when he wanted to give up, about the challenges he faced, and about the work it takes to look at yourself in the mirror and boldly step forward into those changes."

Jonathan Cairns has just released a new book, “ The Plant Based Runner “ which documents his journey from an ‘unfit slug, to an ultra-marathon runner’, he wrote the book that he was searching for when he began his journey , but couldn’t find. 

Podcast Episode 56 Jonathan Cairns The Plant Based Runner

The role of man is in a tight spot. Caught between two worlds, embarrassed by its past failures, losing its agency to be a useful voice in the current social and political climate. Something needs to change and an evolution must happen...

Plants Are Really Slow Animals

Ecologist Rob Verkerk talks with Finn and Lydia about the importance of being a Wise Vegan; supplementing with fermented foods and the emerging shopper that avoids the barcode giving way to a Regional Food movement.  He encourages us to think along the lines of plants being really slow animals and that globally we have a duty of care and responsibility to plant welfare.  In Rob's own words "It's all about the soil".

Podcast Episode 54; A Respectful "No" To The No Meat Agenda



Supplements mentioned in this talk in support of being a wise vegan can be found in store at The Hopsack or online at our website;

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