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Episode 017 – Like attracts like with the Law of Attraction (08/01/2017)

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Happy new year and we’re back!

This week’s episode we’re talking about the Law of Attraction.

Matthew reflects on his experience of using the Law of Attraction in his life during Matt’s View [which will be available as a written blog post on Friday the 13th of January].

Matthew also speaks to the fantastically abundantly positive and ambitious Manchester businesswoman Kirsty Kerins of how she used the Law of Attraction to going from leaving her initial PE teaching career to owning her own Arbonne and property businesses.

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CREDITS:

      • Presented and produced by Matthew Hansen;
      • Theme tune: “Start Again” by Alex Beroza
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      • A Hansen’s Corner production
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Episode 016 – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Ross and myself (25/12/2016)

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wherever you are listening to us!

I hope you are making the most of this magical day and perfect release from the day-to-day treadmill of life.

The show is back after an unexpected cancellation due to my old mixer packing up during an interview recording. Finally the mixer has been replaced which was used to record this week’s show.

 

So, on this year’s Christmas and New Year special. I am joined by Ross Campbell to talk Christmas and New Year with some music inbetween. To help break it down a little bit, here are some detailed shownotes.

  1. 00:00 – Introductions and briefly talking about the new recording setup
  2. 04:27 – Favourite Christmas TV adverts
  3. 17:40 – Christmas Bells by myvanillaworld
  4. 20:07 – The perfect Christmas Day
  5. 30:31 – Xmas Trees (Ain’t Getting Shorter) by Scomber
  6. 35:42 – Three Christmas Wishes
  7. 50:07 – New Year’s goals
  8. 52:56 – Show conclusion

Next episode is out on the 8th of January.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wherever you are listening to us!

I hope you are making the most of this magical day and perfect release from the day-to-day treadmill of life.

The show is back after an unexpected cancellation due to my old mixer packing up during an interview recording. Finally the mixer has been replaced which was used to record this week’s show.

 

So, on this year’s Christmas and New Year special. I am joined by Ross Campbell to talk Christmas and New Year with some music inbetween. To help break it down a little bit, here are some detailed shownotes.

  1. 00:00 – Introductions and briefly talking about the new recording setup
  2. 04:27 – Favourite Christmas TV adverts
  3. 17:40 – Christmas Bells by myvanillaworld
  4. 20:07 – The perfect Christmas Day
  5. 30:31 – Xmas Trees (Ain’t Getting Shorter) by Scomber
  6. 35:42 – Three Christmas Wishes
  7. 50:07 – New Year’s goals
  8. 52:56 – Show conclusion

Next episode is out on the 8th of January.

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/overthemicpodcast

Twitter: http://twitter.com/overthemicpod

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This week’s Over The Mic cancelled: a mixer’s retirement

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Unfortunately the news is grim for this week’s Over The Mic.

While recording an interview for this week’s show my Xenyx 502 mixer – which I have used since Summer 2007 – decided to go into retirement by consistently cutting out the audio coming from my laptop’s headphone socket.  In fact, the only real use the mixer is now is for recording my audio only.

Sadly it was a fundamental component of this week’s show and unfortunately I had to postpone the interview until another date. This was despite numerous tweaks, adjustments and workarounds applied. I don’t give up that easily!

So, rather than providing you with yet another show of just me and not meeting my intention to bring guests, I have decided to cancel this week’s Over The Mic.

This is the first – and I hope the only – time the show will be cancelled.

That’s the bad news.

However, keeping positive, the whole series is not going to grind to a halt because of a geratric mixer.

An upgrade of the studio equipment which is verging on ten years old was planned to happen very soon. Now this weekend’s events have accelerated that and is happening as I write this.

The show will be back on Christmas Day for a very seasonal and festive special. More details to come on this website.

In the meantime, please feel free to subscribe to the show via iTunes, RSS and keep up to date with the show on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Also, feel free to check the shows to date below and in the archive.

Thank you very for your understanding and I’m sorry for the cancellation. Your support is genuinely appreciated.

Matthew

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Episode 015 – We’re back, Matt Travels and where next Matthew? (11/12/2016)

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We’re back! Series 3 has begun! Six episodes, many subjects and a modest start this week.

In this week’s podcast:

  • Talking about where next for Over The Mic and what’s happened to Hansen’s Corner (Matthew’s website and blog) since the end of the last series.
  • Matt Travels – a new feature on Hansen’s Corner (post out on Wednesday). Talking about Matthew’s birthtown, Dunfermline.
  • Matt’s View – brand new feature, selected readings of Matthew’s blog posts. This week’s topic, Walking Away From It All.

E-Mail: show@overthemicpodcast.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/overthemicpodcast

Twitter: http://twitter.com/overthemicpod

CREDITS:

      • Presented and produced by Matthew Hansen;
      • Theme tune: “Start Again” by Alex Beroza
      • Podcast hosting by Libsyn.com
      • Web hosting by tsohost.com
      • A Hansen’s Corner production
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Thank you for your support (so far) over the last two series

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Hello!

I want to take the opportunity to not only say thanks to all who have appeared on the podcast so far, but to YOU.

To date, you have been listening to us in 28 countries – from the UK to as far as New Zealand! On top of that, August has been our busiest period for downloads – nearly double that in July when series 2 started.

You can listen to the best bits – to date – of the podcast by clicking here (episode 14).

The good news is that Over The Mic will return for a third series – when exactly I’m yet to confirm but the new series has already started development. We don’t wait about of course.

So what can you do in the meantime?

  1. Listen to our shows in the archive section.
  2. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  3. Subscribe to the show via iTunes or RSS (for any other podcatching software)
  4. Visit my website and blog – to see regular blog posts about my media work and anything else that’s on my mind.

We’ll be back very soon and thanks once again for showing your support, this means a lot! 🙂

Matthew

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Episode 014 – How did we get this far?

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Here we are, the final episode of the current series!

This week it’s the best bits of the first and second series. We have five pieces to share with you out of the thirteen other episodes, they are:

Steven Coutts talking about his late brother, Cookie Coutts, from episode 1 (late October 2015).

 

Patrick Wallace and Ross Somerville discussing how they made the music video to Cookie, a song to raise money for The Cookie Jar Foundation in episode 7 (in July).

Jonathan Peffers shares the challenges he and the Edinburgh Napier Formula Student team have come across in their first Formula Student entry, in episode 10.

Modest Predicament [Shilpa T. Hyland, Jenny Gilvear and Ella Bendall] talk the environment and edible spoons, relating to their play Erin, Errol and the Earth Creatures in episode 11.

Ross Campbell and myself debate about the then newly released James Bond film, Spectre in episode 4.

Of course thanks to: Ross Somerville, Ross Campbell, Steven Coutts, Patrick Wallace, Mark Bennett, Danny Whittaker, Jamie Cooling, Polly Wong, Jonathan Peffers, Shilpa T. Hyland, Jenny Gilvear, Ella Bendall and Jacqueline Hannan for appearing in this series of Over The Mic.

Most importantly, thanks to you for listening to the podcast over the last thirteen episodes from 28 countries around the world! The next series is already in development and we’ll share more details here in due course.

In the meantime, you can follow my blog, Hansen’s Corner, at http://hansenscorner.com/blog as regular blog posts will be published there.

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/overthemicpod

CREDITS:

      • Presented and produced by Matthew Hansen;
      • Theme tune: “Start Again” by Alex Beroza
      • Podcast hosting by Libsyn.com
      • Web hosting by tsohost.com

 

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Episode 013 – Meeting up to fight social anxiety

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Sorry this one is coming a little late this week, but an interesting conversation with Danny Whittaker, organiser of Manchester’s Socially Awkward talks about the group, social anxiety and his website/forum to help those overcome it.

Recorded in a busy Ziferblat Cafe in Manchester City Centre, Danny’s an interesting character that has managed to get over 3,700 people to sign up for his Socially Awkward group!

If you’re in the Manchester area, you can join by heading to meetup.com/sociallyawkward; also check out his new website myownworstenemy.org!

Danny Whittaker [left], organiser of the Socially Awkward meetup group.
Danny Whittaker [left], organiser of the Socially Awkward meetup group.
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  • Presented and produced by Matthew Hansen;
  • Guests: Danny Whittaker
  • Theme tune: “Start Again” by Alex Beroza
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Episode 012 – Unfinished business with the Emerald Diaries (21/08/2016)

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Over The Mic looks at another Fringe show that happily they are here with us this week, the Emerald Diaries. A Kingdom Theatre Company production in association with the Siamsoir Irish Dance Academy, described as a “modern Celtic musical”.

Scottish actress Jacqueline Hannan who plays Aggie Dooley in the play, talks to Matthew about the Emerald Diaries, how she became part of the project and it’s successful run this year.

To find out more about the play and the Kingdom Theatre Company, head over to http://www.kingdomtheatrecompany.co.uk.

The show is playing in Greenside at Nicholson Square in Edinburgh from the 22nd to the 27th of August at 20:40. Further details can be found at the ticket page on the Edinburgh Fringe website.

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CREDITS:

  • Presented and produced by Matthew Hansen;
  • Guest: Jacqueline Hannan
  • Theme tune: “Start Again” by Alex Beroza
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Episode 011: Fringetastic!!

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This week’s show is about the Edinburgh Fringe.

Originally we were planning to talk to two shows but one couldn’t make it for this week so we are talking to Modest Predicament, a Glasgow theatre production company, about their children’s play Erin, Errol and the Earth Creatures. I was joined by Shilpa T-Hyland and Jenny Gilvear (the writers and directors of the show) and Ella Bendall (Erin).

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The interview in picture form
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Myself with Jenny Gilvear (co-writer and co-director, left), Ella Bendall (Erin, right) and Shilpa T-Hyland (co-writer and co-director, far right).

We also talk about the environment and edible spoons too.

Erin, Errol and the Earth Creatures is on at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street in Edinburgh, during the 15th, 16th, 20th and 21st of August. You can book tickets here and find out more about Modest Predicament here.

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CREDITS:

  • Presented and produced by Matthew Hansen;
  • Guests: Jenny Gilvear, Shilpa T-Hyland and Ella Bendall
  • Theme tune: “Start Again” by Alex Beroza
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Episode 010 – Being the underdog (07/08/2016)

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This week on Over The Mic we are looking at being the underdog. What’s it like to achieve something against all the odds? How do you defy everyone’s expectations?

Edinburgh Napier Formula Student logo.
Edinburgh Napier Formula Student team. A Formula Student based at Edinburgh Napier University – this is their logo. Courtesy of Edinburgh Napier Formula Student.

The case study for this is the Edinburgh Napier Formula Student team, based in Edinburgh Napier University. Formula Student is a competition operated by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers that allows engineering and business students across the UK (and beyond) to design and build a racing car along with it’s business case. All to be presented in front of motorsport professionals.

Ross Brawn OBE, former Ferrari F1 technical director and team principal of Brawn GP/Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, is a patron of the competition.

Matthew speaks to Edinburgh Napier Formula Student’s current team principal Jonathan Peffers and Head of Business Polly Wong about the team overcoming all difficulties to enter their first Formula Student competition in July.

Polly Wong and Jonathan Peffers
Polly Wong [Left], Head of Business; Jonathan Peffers [right], Team Principal.  Courtesy of Edinburgh Napier Formula Student
You can find out more about Formula Student by heading to http://formulastudent.imeche.org/ and the team via their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/edinburghnapierformulastudent as well as their Twitter page: http://twitter.com/ENFSUK

Listen to the first series episodes at our archive. Don’t forget to listen to chats with Ross, Patrick, Steven and Mark; Jamie Cooling; a chinwag with Ross Campbell. Click on the links to find out more.

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CREDITS:

  • Presented and produced by Matthew Hansen;
  • Guests: Jonathan Peffers and Polly Wong
  • Theme tune: “Start Again” by Alex Beroza
  • Podcast hosting by Libsyn.com
  • Web hosting by tsohost.com