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Season 3

S3-E2: WhyWHAT? Reflections: Disassociated from reality

Season 03 Episode 02 reflects on vicarious trauma in the workplace. Alan recaps on mental health first aid programming and the boundaries around that service scope requiring effective referrals to qualified and trained healthcare professionals. When the crew consider their


S3-E4: Nurses – the heartbeat of healthcare

Season 03 Episode 04: We ask: “Who is at the heartbeat of your organisation?” In healthcare, that is often the nurse. Alan, Trajce, and Sara review complaints that were made by nursing staff to the regulator when hospital management announced


S3-E5: Whakaari – the smouldering dragon

WARNING – fatalities are discussed. Alan explains the current court case concerning the Whakaari / White Island volcano and discusses thrill-based recreational activities that can subject tourists to catastrophic events. “The island was smouldering like a magic dragon,” Sara elaborates.


S3-E6: Cha-cha-cha thrill rides

WARNING: Fatalities are discussed in this episode. Trajce regales the story of the octopus ride at the amusement park: its carriage uncoupled from the main support arm and slid down side show alley. “Are you serious?” asks Sara, “That is


S3-E7: Intentional design & submersibles

WARNING: Fatalities are discussed in this episode. “I didn’t really read the article, I just looked at the pictures,” admits Trajce. Alan and Sara burst into fits of laughter while Sara admits that she reads the comics before the news.


S3-E9: A pervasive culture of masculinity

Season 03 Episode 09: “Men can be challenged by their role expectations in society,” Alan reasons. Sara asks the boys to define ‘precarious manhood.’ She presents the idea of a pervasive culture of masculinity, in sport, at work, and in


S3-E10: The triad of power, knowledge, and truth

WARNING: confronting content is discussed in this episode. “The triad of power, knowledge, and truth espoused by a politician, medical specialist, or famous person reflects a privileged position,” explains Trajce, “and it is most alarming when these people leverage these


S3-E11: A case of the missing Brussels sprouts

WARNING: This episode discusses a fatality. The team lament the phenomenon of media reporting in an article about the public strain caused by grocery delivery delays. The cause of the delays was a fatality in a national grocer’s distribution and


S3-E12: Duck and cover, go low!

Season 03 Episode 12: “To PPE or not to PPE?” asks Sara. No matter the philosophy driving work practice, a business is always tested at the pointy end of the law when the boundaries of work, health, and safety are




WhyNOT? A Wisdom Shot: Care for our carers

BONUS: WhyNOT care for our nurses when they constitute the caring profession to support our communities? “We must evaluate the needs of our frontline workers,” urges Trajce. This is a bonus track to complement Season 03 Episode 04: Nurses –


WhyNOT? A Wisdom Shot: For the thrill of it

WhyNOT? A Wisdom Shot: “There is an element of risk because that is what people of chasing,” Alan reflects when considering the way that the courts are confronted by applying conventional law to the design of sport and recreation when


WhyNOT? A Wisdom Shot: Energise me, baby

WhyNOT? A Wisdom Shot: Bonus: Sara expounds on the expansive idea of design to energise at work versus design that focuses solely on fatigue management. She encourages organisations and decision makers to shift their narrow focus on the industrial management