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 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!

Polymaths – Episode 11

2015! So a happy new year to all our listeners. We've had a very intriguing and positively life changing Christmas and new year and we're back on it. Today Ash returns from his Christmas trip to Norfolk and we straight away get into some archery, and discuss a very interesting goal setting process that we were invited into by a entrepreneurial friend. Big Polymath plans for 2015!

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 10

Flying solo this week. As it's Christmas, Ash is back home in Norfolk for the Christmas break and I try to verbalise all my challenges for the coming year, which seem to revolve around photography, guitar-ing and archery...ing. It's very odd doing the podcast on my own, and I forgot a lot of things that I wanted to talk about.

Ash's first novel, Pegasus 1, is on FREE sale on Amazon for three days over Christmas for those of you who have gotten e-readers for 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 9

We learn to count this week and realise that it's finally episode 9, talk about our new and excitable dip into archery, more about screen writing and our no doubt very naive view on how screen plays are approached and written and I talk a little about my automotive photography. More on this next week as I'm photographing one of my dream cars this coming Saturday!

Get Ash's first novel, Pegasus 1 on Amazon UK here or search for Pegasus 1 on Amazon for other territories.

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 8

Episode 8 of our Polymath podcast lands. We get confused and think it's number 9, discuss the Orion space tests, a venture into archery and Ash tells us all about an awesome TV series he has plans to write!

Get Ash's first novel, Pegasus 1 on Amazon UK here or search for Pegasus 1 on Amazon for other territories.

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 7

Episode seven arrows its way sharply into your ear! This week we discuss an urge to start archery, Ash finds another inspirational speaker in Bill Gates, more about building custom guitars including where I'm heading with mine, and.. Ash's first novel, Pegasus 1, is released!

Get it on Amazon UK here or search for Pegasus 1 on Amazon for other territories.

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 5

A few men from the European Space Agency (ESA) landed a small fridge sized landing craft on a comet last week, but the internet was broken by two other pieces of news instead. That made us rather cross. Do we get offended by people getting offended? Anyway, we ended up getting distracted by computer games :)

Polymaths – Episode 4

Big news this week is we went to see Chris Nolan's Interstellar on X-Plus on Friday. Conversation starts there and then quickly barrels into gibberish, although we do try to talk about Latin, handling and managing projects and human evolution! Episode Four, guys.

Polymaths – Episode 3

As usual we have lots to talk about and end up being distracted. Inspiration, our hindsight on our education and even Arnie's Six Rules that Ash lives by all get brought up and then discussed... at great length. We hope you enjoy this episode and looking forward to next week yet again!

Polymaths – Episode 2

Your second dose of our Polymathic podcast. Ash and myself talk about creativity amongst other things this week, and what he regrets about going into the army. It's definitely good fun and we're throughly enjoying making time for this. We're going to see if we can make it a weekly podcast, released each Tuesday evening!

Enjoy, and thanks.

Polymath Podcast - Episode One!

Regular readers of this blog will no doubt be familiar with my friend Ashley Kalym. We've worked on a lot of projects over the last few years, the latest being some of his published books. His 'bible' of a book, Complete Calisthenics featured my photography throughout and we tend to spend a lot of time outside work just hanging out and chatting about life. A few of our conversations, combined with me going to see Kevin Smith live this year (who constantly urges people to 'just record a podcast; see what happens') have sparked the subject of recording the chatter. Finally, on 21st October 2014, we both managed to sit down with a cup of tea, pop an iPhone on the table in front of us and hit 'Record'!

Ash is putting the finishing touches to his first novel at the moment, so the talk is predominantly around Space and space exploration for our first recorded episode.

This.... is the resulting noise that was created, saved and shared for all the world to hear and, more likely, purchase ear plugs to avoid hearing again.