Reality Check

Rich Mulholland helps us solve an annoying problem, cut through the crap and make sense of the nonsense. Like a shot of adrenaline, Rich plugs us into his high-voltage supercharger to see the world in glorious HD, at high speed and de-clutter the confusing journey of being human. What better way to start your week than inspired and empowered with clarity?
Occasionally English Explicit South Africa Comedy · Society & Culture
83 Episodes
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It's the little things that count

Are we getting too lazy to appreciate the smaller things in life when it comes to human interaction? Rich noticed something horrifying around a guy and his ear pods recently, which shines a spotlight on the importance of being present socially.
10 Jun 2019 3 min

Mute: The Cowardly Approach

Rich Mulholland is back with his dose of witty expertise on Reality Check. This week, he discusses why 'muting' someone you follow on social media is rather cowardly, compared to rather telling them why you aren't interested in seeing what they post. Find out Rich's perspective on how to handle…
3 Jun 2019 4 min

Improve, Don't Destroy

Rich talks about a conference that was trying not to be a conference. It flopped completely, so Rich sheds some light on why this happened. The concept of throwing the baby out with the bath water has never been more appropriate in this case, with Rich sharing how we should…
10 Dec 2018 7 min

Are we nicer people nowadays?

People seem to care a lot about other people nowadays. Or do they? Rich believes we are living in an age of satisfaction, so much so that we have surplus care to give others as our lives are so good. As always, he is right, but what does this mean…
26 Nov 2018 6 min

Making life easier for Future You

We all have various versions of ourselves, but Rich delves into the notion of 'present you' doing more for 'future you'. Like all of Rich's really great points, it is super simple and easy to implement in life, with majors benefits in the long run when you discover this balance.
19 Nov 2018 13 min

The increasing issue of 'havetovism' online

Rich has some interesting developments around the issues of 'havetovism', and what people are getting upset about right now. From palm oil to half-hearted religious people, Rich has some great points as usual. But do you fall into his spotlight?
12 Nov 2018 6 min

Designated phone person

As a non-drinker, Rich is often the designated driver at social functions. Taking the concept further, he suggests we should look at doing the same when it comes to capturing moments on our phones. This way we can be more than just present in situations, and actually give things our…
15 Oct 2018 9 min

Ground Rules for Big Restaurant Gatherings

We've all been there before... you and a large group of friends or family meet at a restaurant, and then chaos ensues when the bill arrives. Ever one to find a solution to people's problems, Rich has some convincing ground rules on the subject which can hopefully prevent future stresses…
1 Oct 2018 7 min

Changing the Perception of Dads in the Home

Rich wants to change some narratives around the importance of being a dad. While most men are judged by giving it their all in their careers, many should receive the same level of praise for their role in the home. As always, Rich provides compelling arguments on the subject, applying…
10 Sep 2018 7 min

The Small Things that make a Big Change

While many get caught up with the whole plastic drinking straw saga, Rich goes deeper into what it means to actually make a change. By tapping into our need for consistency in life, Rich points out that the straws are just the tip of the change iceberg that we can…
27 Aug 2018 6 min

Are we simply learning too much?

Ever on the pulse of things informative and enlightening, Rich Mulholland worries that we are perhaps over indulging in the learning and not doing enough of the doing. Learning certainly has a place in our lives, but an overload here prevents us from doing what matters most.
20 Aug 2018 13 min

Learning from fights on the internet

Fighting on the internet is nothing new, but Rich has some new lessons for you to learn from them. He delves into the backfire effect, and how we believe arguments more when they are disputed, which naturally leads to all kinds of wrongs no matter who you are. Understanding our…
30 Jul 2018 11 min

You probably shouldn't follow your passion

Rich Mulholland's latest words of wisdom will give you some much needed professional perspective. Many people try and follow their passions, but where does that put them in the world? Rich provides an answer to this, and touches on how one way of thinking is very detrimental when it comes…
23 Jul 2018 7 min

The responsibility we all have towards women's rights.

Rich is never one to shy away from the tough topics, mostly because he has the ability to simplify things so brilliantly. This week he delves into women's rights, and how we all need to apply ourselves to this topic in more ways than one. Advice and wisdom so good,…
18 Jun 2018 8 min

F*ck everything

Rich has a bone to pick with all these authors who apparently don't give a 'f*ck', but by using an '*'. The irony is both annoying and just too much to take right now, but as always Rich breaks the issue down for what it is in PC culture.
11 Jun 2018 7 min

Is fat shaming all that bad?

In the majority of cases, weight gain is a choice. Rich shares his personal experience on this subject, and how gaining weight has become so normalised that people are becoming far too okay with it. The issue needs to be addressed though, as difficult as it is, and Rich is…
21 May 2018 9 min

Keeping people's attention

Rich has made a career of making people listen to him. He therefore has a great understanding around gaining people's attention and keeping it. This week he touches upon the fundamentals of this, and how self-awareness is key to know you are saying the right things, and balancing your conversations…
14 May 2018 12 min

Laughter is the key to Happiness

Rich tears into a bad movie and in doing so provides a life experience on how laughter cures literally everything. We often over-complicate things in our lives, but thankfully Rich always sets us straight with his reality check.
30 Apr 2018 6 min

Stress is a Decision

In this week's healthy dose of Reality Check, Rich speaks of an epiphany he recently came to while travelling: Stress is a decision. Hear him explain why he says that, along with tactics he uses to stop himself from getting caught up in the craziness of panic and worry.
9 Apr 2018 9 min

Curing sexual addiction through cryptocurrency

Rich wants to just have a good old fashioned rant, and it is about something that just isn't going away. People going on about cryptocurrency, and more importantly people boring others with obsessing over one subject. He and Gareth discuss the importance of balanced interests, and how we need to…
12 Mar 2018 7 min
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