Polymaths

A polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas. We definitely don't justify expertise, but we do have a wide and diverse field of... intrigue!

After numerous conversations with good friend of mine and author, Ashley Kalym, we finally got down to recording some of them. 

Polymaths is a show where we chat about and discuss anything and everything that we find interesting or fascinating. Over the episodes, we've covered sciences and space, writing, photography, archery and what calculus means in Latin.

We hope you enjoy listening!

Polymaths – Episode 31

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Polymaths podcast. An interview format episode with another of my talented friends; this time Daniel Bevis, a Senior Knowledge Editor at an advertising company and an automotive journalist who writes for more of the UK car magazines than you can shake a stick at. We delve in to his world and discuss everything from the cars he regrets selling to some of his influences to his writing style. I hope you enjoy the interivew and you can find Dan on social media on Twitter @DenialVibes, instagram @DBizzle_ and his websites SuckSqueezeBangBlow and JuicyPips offer a very entertaining read.

The books we talk about in the episode are:

Douglas Coupland - Generation X

P.G. Wodehouse - PSmith, Journalist

Bill Bryson - At Home, a Short History of Private Life and A Short History of Nearly Everything

As always you can find me everywhere as Chris Frosin and follow Polymaths on twitter @PolymathCast

Polymaths – Episode 30

Episode 30 is here. It is becoming a little long between episodes and I am going to start addressing that. I've a number of interviews lined up to record and myself and Ash will be getting together more regularly now our hectic schedules have stabilised a little. 

This episode touches a little on the aforementioned schedules as well as a Kolsen Archery update, Canada and landing a 70m high rocket back on earth – for those of you who are regular listeners you will no doubt guess that the latter is referring to Mr Musks' latest SpaceX mission.

We hope you enjoy the conversation over skype, if there's any odd noise or interference you hear, that's just Ash holding his laptop as there's no table in his backroom! :)

Check us out on twitter: I'm at @ChrisFrosin and indeed can be found everywhere under my name, Ashley can be found at @CompleteCalisthenics and follow @PolymathCast too.

Kolsen Archery can be found at www.KolsenArchery.com and @KolsenArchery on instagram and search for us on Facebook.

Polymaths – Episode 29. 'Grizzly' Jim™ Kent Interview

The second of my interview formats takes us on a journey in to the world of Instinctive Archery and a good friend of mine, 'Grizzly' Jim™ Kent. This guy is one of the reasons I stayed in archery after the first 'toe dip' as it were. A very passionate archer but with so many interesting stories about the world and his journey within it. 

I urge you to check out his channel on YouTube and look him up online. Send him some love, he always appreciates the messages and look out for his G-Strings coming your way soon.

We sat down at The Red Lion in Corley for our meal and recorded this there. Check them out if you're passing.

His book recommendation which I'm going to get a copy of to read on my other podcast, From Within The Pages, is House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski and can be found on Amazon here.

Check Jim's YouTube page out here.

GrizzlyJim.co.uk

As always, thanks very much for listening and I hope you enjoy the conversation.

Polymaths – Episode 28

After my first interview episode Ash was in town for the weekend. We thought it would be rude not to give everyone an update on what we've been working on, thinking about and getting excited by so here is episode 28 of your favourite polymathic podcast with Ashley and myself.

Space X, Elon Musk's new solar roofs, the presidential race, Kolsen Archery and much more besides as we enter back in to our familiar chat format.

Polymaths – Episode 27. Ryan HK Interview Part Two!

Here is the hotly awaited part two of my interview with Calgary based photo and videographer Ryan HK. 

We delve a little deeper in to what makes him tick in part two, and discuss leatherworking, motorbikes and snowboarding and how all this ties together to keep him being creative and fresh. 

I hope you enjoy this second part and I do urge  you to throw a follow towards Ryan either on Instagram or Facebook, you can find him at the links below.

Look up Ryan on Facebook: Ryan HK Photographer.

Ryan mentions the first photographer he assisted, Noah Fallis and you can check out his work here.

My Photography Basics ebook can be found here.

Polymaths - Episode 26. Ryan HK Interview

Welcome to Polymaths Episode 26 and the first of a new format where I interview some of the incredible, creative and inspirational people I know and to find out about their habits, drives and inspirations. 

In this episode I talk to Calgary based photo and videographer Ryan HK and we talk about where and how he started his photography journey, what role avalanche investigation played in it and how to make the perfect sheath for your hunting knife. 

As a first interview I'm very excited as to how it went and have some personal critiques to work on for the following interviews, first and foremost a better audio quality. I'm keeping post production simple on these so as to minimise the time they take but a better audio setup is going to be very simple to implement.

Look up Ryan on Facebook: Ryan HK Photographer.

 

Ryan mentions the first photographer he assisted, Noah Fallis and you can check out his work here.

My Photography Basics ebook can be found here.

Polymaths – Episode 25

Latest episode of the new shorter format and we're all about shooting my friends wedding, Ash has 'guitar making' plans and we talk about the next step for our archery targets!

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here, and my 2016 Calendar here.

Find Ashley's Author page on Amazon here.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 24

Back in business! Our first 'over Skype' recorded episode of Polymaths. We're trying a shorter format with Polymaths now, trying to keep to one or two subjects. This time, we take some time to discuss some of the books we're both working on planning, writing and finishing to get published. Some inspirational thoughts are passed around as well. We hope you enjoy listening. 

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here, and my 2016 Calendar here.

Find Ashley's Author page on Amazon here.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 23

Part two of our double header. Still sat in the extravagant gold dining room at Ashley's and there's a slightly more down to earth discussion about life and our work without all the discussion of Mars and Pluto, honest. Not sure why we mentioned Fifty Shades of Grey at the beginning? No, neither were we.

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here, and my 2016 Calendar here.

Find Ashley's Author page on Amazon here.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 22

Five hours! That's how long it took me to drive over to Ash's today just to record a podcast for you guys! Ok, so there were other things involved and we talk about them in this episode recorded in the grand dining room.

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here, and my 2016 Calendar here.

Find Ashley's Author page on Amazon here.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 21

2016! Happy New Year to everyone listening. We got off to a cracking start this year. Two days in and we've already done a podcast recording. Ash visited today to pick up a new bow and then we sat down and hit record. 2016 Goal Setting, archery, and quite possibly the coolest reading 'app' ever! All get discussed in various quantities.

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here, and my 2016 Calendar here.

Find Ashley's Author page on Amazon here.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 20

What DON'T we talk about this week? Errrrr... I don't think we mention the Kardashians. Politicians, Syria, guitars, archery, photography, writing, personal projects over Christmas, goal setting... Yup, it's a busy one today; we hope you enjoy!

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here, and my 2016 Calendar here.

Find Ashley's Author page on Amazon here.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 19

We're back! Or more to the point, Ashley is back... from his trip to Canada. We talk about his travels, experiences and plans as well as catch up with my photography. With the prospect of a consistent internet connection between us for the next few months, we're aiming to be back to our weekly show; We can't wait!

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!


Polymaths – Episode 18

You all get a preview of Ash's audiobook version of Pegasus 1 this week. We upload Chapter 4 in the midst of discussing our writing and photography plans, we talk about SquareSpace, a scientific approach to guitar work and what it must be like to have to plan for a one way human trip to Mars!

Ash’s first novel, Pegasus 1, is on sale on Amazon, eBook, print and soon to be Audio book too. Get it here in the UK or search for Pegasus 1 if you’re in America.

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here, too.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 17

Ash returns to host Polymaths with me this week after my Dad took the challenge last week. We finally sit down with our guitars and Ash bangs out riff after riff, we talk about a change in his writing approach and my photography and wonder what it would be like to direct your own screen play after watching Ex–Machina. And a one way trip to Mars... would you?

Ash’s first novel, Pegasus 1, is on sale on Amazon, eBook, print and soon to be Audio book too. Get it here in the UK or search for Pegasus 1 if you’re in America.

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here, too.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 16

Special guest star this week! As Ash is very busy packing up for his house move we struggled to coincide our schedules this week. I took the opportunity to sit down with one of the most influential people in my up bringing and one who was almost solely responsible for my approach, curiosity and attitude towards life and in particular engineering and DIY if you like. Ladies and gentlemen, my Dad. Brilliant to sit down with him and talk and find out little nuggets of history. For instance, I had no idea he'd played football in an old scout hall with a football made of socks with Kevin Hector, one of the Derby County great strikers. Anyway, with no further ado, shall we get started... My Dad!

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 15

After a long weekend, where we shoot a little, Ash heads to view a new house and I get ill, we catch up and talk about everything great! Elite: Dangerous is taking Ash's attention at the moment but we discuss the effect that's having on his writing, some photography talk as I want to push my prints to an even larger scale and discuss Pegasus 1 being recorded for Audio release. Oh, and Ash's compound bow STILL hasn't arrived. I'll get mine from Blake before it does! :)

Ash’s first novel, Pegasus 1, is on sale on Amazon, eBook, print and soon to be Audio book too. Get it here in the UK or search for Pegasus 1 if you’re in America.

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here, too.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 14

As with the last few episodes, Ash and I head out to shoot a few arrows in the morning sun before heading back for tea and blueberry muffins and record our podcast. This week we reflect on what it's like to work together on something creative, discuss space and sci-fi and ponder whether personal projects apply to both photography and writing in the same way!

Ash’s first novel, Pegasus 1, is on sale on Amazon for those of you who have gotten e-readers for Christmas presents. Get it here in the UK or search for Pegasus 1 if you’re in America.

My Photography Basics | Exposure guide can be found here, too.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 13

Unlucky for some, but we sat down and talked for nearly an hour on subjects we didn't even plan to talk about. Then some archery, creative plans and having 'fuck you' money came into question. Plus listen to an extract from The Martian (all 10 seconds of it) as we discuss audible books.

Ash’s first novel, Pegasus 1, is on sale on Amazon for those of you who have gotten e-readers for Christmas presents. Get it here in the UK or search for Pegasus 1 if you’re in America.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!

Polymaths – Episode 12

Wow! One week in to 2015 and we're excited about our goals for this year. This podcast is a long one as we discuss our goals, the evolution of linguistics, some photography and writing and then discuss education and further develop our idea to take goal setting into schools! And Ash is wearing his Christmas slippers :)

Ash’s first novel, Pegasus 1, is on sale on Amazon for those of you who have gotten e-readers for Christmas presents. Get it here in the UK or search for Pegasus 1 if you’re in America.

As always, please get in touch, you can find us both on twitter @ChrisFrosin, @CalisthenicsUK and Ash’s new twitter of @AFMylak. Feel free to use the Polymath Twitter page of @PolymathCast too!