ThacknologyAug 28, 2023
Irresistibility as a Service
Narrative concocting consultancy
Three amazing stories on how your number one priority for anything that's meaningful - is tenacity.
Chaos and Order - my storytelling debut
Garbage space truck - or something
Stealing Thunder and SoloMate
How to be curious
Welcome to #AudioMo.
Welcome to a new way of living.
Powered by curiosity.
AI: All In
AI and copywriting with Fresh Perspective's Rachel Sparacio-Foster
You'll have heard all about ChatGPT and OpenAI by now. Some will have you think it's all over. But this is just the beginning.
I had a fantastic chat with my good friend Rachel to see what it's like working with the algorithm as one of Canada's finest copywriters.
We asked AI to give you a summary of what's upcoming. Here's what she said:
"This is the place to begin your grand tour of AI for copywriting and content creation.
The speakers discuss the benefits and limitations of AI-generated content, as well as the importance of prompt engineering and ethics in AI development. They also touch on the potential for AI to simulate human voices for nefarious purposes.
The conversation touches on the different ways AI can be used for generating content, such as subject line formulas and audience research. The speakers also discuss the importance of testing and research, as well as the potential for AI to improve the authenticity and accuracy of copy.
However, the conversation also highlights concerns about the ethics of AI development, specifically the potential for AI to be used for malicious purposes such as phone scams. The speakers stress the importance of considering these ethical concerns and taking steps to regulate AI development.
Overall, the conversation provides insights into the potential benefits and challenges of using AI for copywriting and content creation, as well as the need for responsible AI development."
Couldn't have put it better myself. Do enjoy!
MOVIE REVIEW: Bank of Dave (Netflix)
Ralph Fiennes' The Menu - tastiest film of the year (so far)
Reflections from P&O Azura: Day 7 (Gran Canaria)
Sedentary walkaround of the moderately average P&O Azura
Cruise without the Tom - it's Day 3 on the P&O Azura!
P&O Azura - cruise and muse
What The New Year Holds
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - the new Whitney Houston
The most important skill - and how you master it
It's something to which I've devoted my entire life.
And I want you to benefit from this commitmeny.
Which is why I'm sharing with you the best ways I've discovered to master creative thinking.
We're talking 10 brilliant tips.
Get these in your life and you'll find everything's easier...
From Zero Effort Happy to Selling Sunset in November
Let's tear it up, Thacknologistas.
It's a blast having you with me for another 20 minutes packed with good times and better ideas.
With just two weeks to go until tickets go on sale for Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour, I'm getting all nostalgic about Folklore - THE album of our pandemic.
And there's a ton of chat about my newest, and lifelong, endeavour to bring some happiness to everyone.
Take the quiz - and get a special, life-changing surprise.
Funny Friday - comics in a circle and Love Island layabouts
Love Island - IT'S HERE!
Thinking Digital 2022 (#TDC22)
Cheap eats and fleek beats
I'm having a HEART O THACK!
Podcasting for internal communications
LUXE LISTINGS SYDNEY and The Art of the Impossible
I just threw it all in a pan
Hamboner over Allison Robicelli's The Edible Erotic Adventures of Esmerelda Poppingcorn
Who doesn't want their newsletters dripping with juicy ham and moist misadventures?
Esmerelda's debauched chronicles are the latest in a long line of literary lasciviousness but the very first fodder of this genre from this master baker turned goddess of girded loins.
Allison's got a winner on her hands with The Edible Erotic Adventures of Esmerelda Poppingcorn and you can - SHOULD - read it now.
Get Esmerelda while she's hot at https://legitimatefoodporn.substack.com/
Follow Allison on Twitter at https://twitter.com/robicellis and on Insta - https://www.instagram.com/allisonrobicelli/
The Responder on BBC iPlayer
The Lottery Ticket by Anton Chekhov
You'll never hear a worse rendition of Russian accents so tuck in for a quarter-hour of unintentional comedy against the backdrop of a slightly amusing tale of betrayal, greed and numbers.
Finger food and Celebs Go Dating
You never know what you're gonna get - like the best line in Forrest Gump.
On today's variety pack we had another crack at Protobot (http://molly.is/experimenting/protobot/) to come up with a catchy brand for lickable finger polish.
That and a recap of last night's Celebs Go Dating and why you should never commit to a project that doesn't give you the flutters.
50 top-class cooking hacks
I read an article on America's Test Kitchen all about how to improve your kitchen craft with 50 tweaks. Man, it's insanely useful.
Get those 50 hacks, here: https://www.americastestkitchen.com/articles/4259-50-tiny-skills-to-improve-your-cooking-today
On today's show I also natter about some other stuff like trying to find teachers who are actually good, and helping businesses get their sh!t together.
Whatever we're doing in life requires way more context than it's given. Today's show reiterates the importance of context when you're asking someone to do something. The reason you don't get what you want is often because you're not being clear or EXPLICIT in your request.
Just by reading that you saved 13 minutes listening to me. All the hacks, people!
Square pegs and round holes
Sell the sizzle: 11 January 2022
Pig's heart finally crosses the Rubicon to human cavity - man delighted. Woman marries pink, not the rock star. Other woman thinks better of it and marries herself, instead. This and lots more on today's Thacknology, your alternative round-up of the day's events.
Boiling Point featuring Stephen Graham
Crash bam whack oosh fulsk
In Therapy with The Mule
Saturday Success Summit - what's up, y'all?
Happy weekend to ya. Even with just hours to go until England meets its fate - triumphant quarter-finalists, or triumphant in defeat - you've still got time to catch feels on the past week.
With #AudioMo well and truly wrapped for another year, I've been lucky enough to dive into new things.
And discover new truths about how to be better.
Because that's all this show is about. How, together, we can be better.
Let's get into it.
That's all, folks!
One left. Alright.
In 29 days of #AudioMo I've never been less inspired.
Even then, today's episode is still a ripper.
Love Island's begun.
There's a plant in Israel knocking out 5,000 meaty burgers a day - with nary an animal in sight.
Let's get some!
Love Island 2021 - IT'S ON!
Meet your cast for this year's spectacle of sex, sass and sauce. And talking about sauce - find out what happened when I tried to make risotto the Wolfgang Puck way...