The Larb

The Larb

The Larb is a podcast from writer Larry G. Maguire. Listen to weekly philosophical musings and discussion on creativity, the purpose of work, the meaning of life and the nature of reality. The show goes out weekly (and sometimes a bit more) on all major podcast platforms. Topics can be divisive and a challenge to popular opinion at times, so if you have sensitive little earballs or rigid institutionalised ideas then probably best to steer clear. Subscribe, play, enjoy and share this bad boy!... Show More

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January 28, 2020 5 min
The Larb has come to and end. New show titled, The Mental Game will launch soon. Subscribe: https://anchor.fm/the-mental-game Thanks everyone for listening over the past 2 years, I hope I'll see you on the new show.

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Mark as Played
July 4, 2019 52 min
Read more here; https://larrygmaguire.com/illusion-of-free-will
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Myself and the big Russian, Dmitri Belikov hooked up last week for the first of a joint discussion on a chosen topic. This week it was Free Will. Do we have free will or are our lives determined by external forces? Are we in control, are we not? It's difficult to form a consistent and long standing...
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June 27, 2019 31 min
Read the article; https://larrygmaguire.com/why-do-we-work/
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Why do we work? What is the purpose of work apart from providing us with money to buy stuff we don’t need and pay bills? Is it possible to be happy and fulfilled in our daily work or are we destined to despise, yet endure its demands on our lives? Sure, we need money in our pockets to function within the societal system,...
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The ability to solve problems is an essential skill for our survival and growth in the fast-paced, moment to moment shifting of modern society. No matter what the domain of expertise or work, challenges present themselves at an ever-increasing rate. And so it should be, for what is a life worth living if we never have problems to solve? We must accept that challenges are inherent in life, a...
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Read the article here; https://larrygmaguire.com/self-disciplines-buckminster-fuller/
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In 1927, Buckminster Fuller found himself in financial ruin and personal turmoil. His first child had died five years earlier, and his business had recently failed, leaving him broke with family and friends who invested in him, at a loss. He drank heavily, was depressed and contemplated suici...
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February 3, 2019 15 min
Read it here; https://larrygmaguire.com/narrow-and-deep/
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In today’s article, I want to get into the subject of going narrow and deep versus going broad and shallow. Some advice suggests we should diversify, be skilled in many areas – broad and shallow in other words. Contrary advice says we should focus intently on one area and become expert at that – narrow and deep. After much inn...
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January 30, 2019 53 min
Watch it here; https://www.patreon.com/posts/larb-live-with-24176541
Every Friday I take The Larb Podcast Live on Patreon with a guest to discuss creativity and work. Friday 25th Jan, my friend, singer-songwriter Ray Heffernan joined me to discuss the idea that to be truly happy and fulfilled in our work, we must change our transactional relationship with it, develop our creative skills and form true meaning from our work rather tha...
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Read me here; https://larrygmaguire.com/sunday-letters-new-format/
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Sunday Letters has been on the go about 18 months or so and over the 77 odd issues, the format has been pretty much one dimensional and simple: an article. But now it’s time for change.
When I started writing again I decided to forget about monetising and just write about things that interested me. That’s how it neede...
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On this Good Friday, a significant day in the Christian Church calendar, I'm asking the question; Who are we really? Why do we abdicate responsibility for ourselves to other people and organisations who ultimately have their own interests at heart? There is a secret that lies in plain sight and perhaps we need to get lost in that in order for us to understand the truth of who we are. As much as I believe Religion leads us astra...
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