Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt2) | Meaning in Movement after Elite Sport | Existentialism | Nietzsche | Authenticity

This is the second part of our discussion with Kriss Akabusi, MBE, on Meaningful Sport. Kriss is an Olympian, Motivational Speaker and Businessman. In his outstanding athletic career, he achieved three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles. In the first part of our discussion, Kriss shared some stories from his eliteContinue reading “Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt2) | Meaning in Movement after Elite Sport | Existentialism | Nietzsche | Authenticity”

Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt1) | Olympics | Elite Sport | Existentialism

Listen to the episode here. Kriss Akabusi, MBE, is an Olympian, motivational speaker and businessman. He achieved three Olympic medals, as well as World, European and Commonwealth titles in his outstanding career as a sprint and hurdling athlete. Very interestingly for our Meaningful Sport podcast, Kriss is drawn to existential philosophy and how it canContinue reading “Kriss Akabusi MBE (Pt1) | Olympics | Elite Sport | Existentialism”

Dr Emily Ryall (Pt3) | Technology | Sport Philosophy | Heidegger | Fairness | Safety

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/ryall3/ It is difficult to imagine any sporting activity that is devoid of technology. But how do new sporting technologies affect the values we ascribe to sport? In this episode with Dr Emily Ryall, we revisit some of our discussion in a previous episode about the intrinsic/extrinsic values of sport and start exploring how technologyContinue reading “Dr Emily Ryall (Pt3) | Technology | Sport Philosophy | Heidegger | Fairness | Safety”

Dr Mark Nesti (Pt2) | Sport Under COVID-19 | Existential Psychology | Applied Sport Psychology | Joy | Beauty

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring uncertainty concerning the future of sports and reveals the underlying uncertainty of our lives and life projects. In the second part of the discussion with Dr Mark Nesti, we explore applied sport psychology with athletes during the pandemic. Mark has worked with a number of athletes and coaches duringContinue reading “Dr Mark Nesti (Pt2) | Sport Under COVID-19 | Existential Psychology | Applied Sport Psychology | Joy | Beauty”

Dr Matteo Luzzeri (Pt2) | Meaning in Sport Questionnaire (MSQ) | Writing Interventions | Sport Psychology | Existential Psychology

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/luzzeri2/ Sport and exercise psychology has been somewhat behind other fields of psychology in the study of meaning and meaningfulness. Fortunately, Dr Matteo Luzzeri has taken up the challenge and his research has focused on studying meaning in sport. I met Matteo in the FEPSAC conference in Munster (July 2019), where we presented in theContinue reading “Dr Matteo Luzzeri (Pt2) | Meaning in Sport Questionnaire (MSQ) | Writing Interventions | Sport Psychology | Existential Psychology”

Dr Emily Ryall (Pt2) | Sport Philosophy | Authenticity | Existentialism | Being a Substitute

What does it mean to be authentic in sport? The idea of authenticity has been central to many existential philosophers, but it has been also highly contested and debated. Dr Emily Ryall shared her take on the notion of authenticity in sport in the Meaningful Sport podcast and the implications it has for the organisationContinue reading “Dr Emily Ryall (Pt2) | Sport Philosophy | Authenticity | Existentialism | Being a Substitute”

Meaningful Sport – Prof Gunnar Breivik (Pt1) | Heidegger | Sport Philosophy | Sporting Human Being | Existentialism | Worldmaking | Exploration

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/breivik/ Professor Gunnar Breivik’s work has been foundational in the field of sport philosophy and especially in relation to existential philosophy in sport. For Gunnar, a human being is the homo movens and the homo ludens: a playful and active being that explores the world and its own possibilities. Often drawing on Heidegger’s philosophy andContinue reading “Meaningful Sport – Prof Gunnar Breivik (Pt1) | Heidegger | Sport Philosophy | Sporting Human Being | Existentialism | Worldmaking | Exploration”

Positive and Negative Experiences

I have been honoured to have such wonderful guests in the Meaningful Sport podcast who have asked critical but constructive questions around what kind of movement experiences might be important from the perspective of meaningfulness. Especially the episodes on physical education with ‪Déirdre Ní Chróinín and Tim Fletcher and Greg Dryer have centralised these issues.Continue reading “Positive and Negative Experiences”

Dr Mark Nesti (Pt1) | Sport Under COVID-19 | Existential Psychology | Applied Sport Psychology | Anxiety | Loneliness

https://paresearcher.podbean.com/e/nesti/ I had the honor to host Dr Mark Nesti, my formed PhD supervisor and a pioneer in applying existential psychology in sport, in the podcast. In the episode, we focus on exploring how the existential though can help us understand our situation in the world which has dramatically changed after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.Continue reading “Dr Mark Nesti (Pt1) | Sport Under COVID-19 | Existential Psychology | Applied Sport Psychology | Anxiety | Loneliness”