There’s always a danger with inviting close personal friends onto your podcast that the pair of us would get lost in memories, experiences and ‘in’ jokes that the listener won’t get or care for. Thankfully, Mike Hogben and I avoid this trap and manage to chat just about anything and everything to do with life and philosophy!
I first met Mike when we started out as cadets at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst some 28 years ago. We came from very different backgrounds and life experiences at that point and probably formed from the outside the most unlikely ‘couple’. As a soldier from the ranks, I taught Mike to iron his clothes and play the game in front of us in order to survive. Mike taught me how to think, how to challenge and also how to enjoy life and let go a little.
Nearly 30 years on and we’re still learning from each other. Our conversations have got deeper, our experiences more varied and our connection stronger. In this episode we explore philosophy, stoicism, buddhism, submarines, skydiving, monotheist religions and Patrick Swayze!