Why not just try some s**t out? In Episode #55, Ted and Lisa extol the virtues of bringing a spirit of experimentation to all of life.

The pair starts by catching up on Lisa’s improv exploits over in Germany (2:26) and by articulating the differences between Halloween rituals there in Deutschland versus those here stateside (7:52). Ted gets the topic going in earnest, considering how experimentation shows up in both mindfulness and improvisation (11:11). Lisa then wonders whether experiments require commitment of sorts (15:09). Ted talks about experimenting in dating and Lisa reminds him of recent efforts in the world of fashion as well (19:14) which leads to discussing improv as a lab for human interaction (23:07). The pair then closes by tinkering with a favorite improv game (28:41) and by offering a sincere invitation (43:14).

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San Francisco improvisors Ted DesMaisons and Lisa Rowland explore the beautiful, surprising and unruly intersections between mindfulness and improvisation as they seek to befriend that oft-hidden and sometimes scary part of all of us that can lead to a life well-lived.

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