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Dec 26, 2023

In this conversation, Phil interviews Greg Kettner about the power of laughter and its role in creating connections and positive work environments. Greg shares his experience with standup comedy and how laughter can alleviate anxiety and stress. They discuss the decline of laughter in adulthood and the importance...

Dec 19, 2023

In this conversation, Phil and Lisa discuss the concept of free play and its benefits and challenges. They explore the pressure to maximize leisure time and the potential stress it can cause. They also delve into the difficulties of open-ended free play in group settings and the importance of finding the right balance...

Dec 12, 2023

In this episode, Phil sits down with Mark Collard ( to discuss;

  • His introduction to the world of adventure education
  • How Playmeo came to be
  • That adventure education is a methodology and not an educational subject
  • His hopes for the future of the industry
  • Several answers to increasingly bizarre "would you...

Dec 5, 2023


In this episode of the podcast Phil and Rich host a game show "Two Truths, No Lies" for the High 5 staff as they make their way to this years all-staff retreat.

The task - listen to all 23 pairs of truths and try to guess which pair belongs to which High 5 staff member.

Start of the game -...

Nov 21, 2023

In this episode, members of the training team (Phil, Lisa, Chris and Rich) sit down to discuss an often used theme of this podcast - What is something you were taught that you now disagree with?

Topics covered;

  • Everyone joining in
  • Eye contact
  • Activity Sequencing
  • Do Low elements have much lead-in to High elements
  • Group...