The World According To von Roy

Christopher von Roy
Life, science, music, politics, health, books, philosophy - learn to read minds, starting with mine. Researched and curated on a weekly basis. With a subscription you gain access to my weekly newsletter The World and my fortnightly podcast The Word.
Created 27 May 2021
  • The Word KUPU #4 - Rébecca Kleinberger
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    This week we had the wondrous Dr. Rébecca Kleinberger on the podcast, and what an absolute treat that was. Rébecca is a Research Fellow at MIT’s Media Lab and an innovation consultant for various comp...
  • Stephen is the King: From Cujo to The Shining!
    11 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 2 1
    If you lived or grew up anywhere between 1960 and 2021, chances are high that you read a book or two by the most prolific writer in modern history, no, not William Shakespeare, nor JK Rowling, but the...
  • The Word KUPU #3 - Lisa McLennan
    05 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Kāore te kūmara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka The kūmara doesn't speak of its own sweetness. The Legend that is Lisa Jordan McLennan I have switched podcast hosts, so episode #3 of The Word is now availab...
  • This is how I shower & also, SHARKS!
    28 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 3 2
    The following is the next installment describing this intense experience I had recently during an open ocean swim. In case you missed it, you can find the beginning of the story here. The god of the o...
  • Often the biggest dreamers get hurt the most
    24 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    “I believe the common denominator of the universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility, and murder.” Werner Herzog Harmony and Herzog on the set of Mister Lonely in 2007. To most of you the name Harmo...
  • What's in a name? New Zealand becomes Aotearoa again
    15 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. This William Shakespeare quote is even more pertinent when assessing the very real possibility that my home country ...
  • The Word KUPU #2 - Out of my mind
    07 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 2
    In this episode of The Word, I wanted to chronicle my mental health as experienced during the last 18 months - from full blown alcoholic during the first lockdown to suffering psychosis and then enter...
  • Welcome to The Word KUPU - Jacinda Ardern
    03 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Howdy folks, welcome to my first foray into the world of not so broad podcasting. Is the The Word too pretentious sounding? Be honest. While I am still recording and working on producing my first prop...
  • Why men need therapy
    30 Aug 2021 • 15 min read • 7 0
    “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” Growing up in the most conservative era of Ame...
  • Sometimes it helps to be a little deaf
    25 Aug 2021 • 17 min read • 5 3
    I turn the ignition in my car off and look out the window at the lone seagull swooping above the majestically calm Tasman Sea sprawling out in front of me in all directions. Eternal gratitude floods m...
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