How Your Purchases Connect You to People Around the Globe

How Your Purchases Connect You to People Around the Globe

May 23 2017

This week’s podcast guest, Justin Dillon, tells the story of how he went from working musician to slavery vigilante. Find out why his website attracted millions of people from around the globe and what his site can tell you about your purchasing habits. Justin is the creator of Made in a Free World…

How to Connect With a Very Specific Group of People: Your Kids.

How to Connect With a Very Specific Group of People: Your Kids.

May 16 2017

  Photo Credit: mrhayata This week’s podcast guest, Brian Housman, takes on challenges well-known to parents–how to prioritize one’s family in the midst of a racing, high tech culture. Brian Housman is an author and parenting expert who has written 4 books, including his latest–Tech Savvy Parenting. He has lead…

Want to Be Perceived as Beautiful? Be Kind.

Want to Be Perceived as Beautiful? Be Kind.

May 09 2017

This week’s podcast guest, Dr.Eva Ritvo, teamed up with her lifelong best friend to write a book that offers an expanded definition of beauty. In this episode, she unpacks the art of self-care, an important part of maintaining the balance and well-being needed to build relationships with others. Eva also shares…

Conversational Skills That Boost Your Social Success, Featuring Patrick King

Conversational Skills That Boost Your Social Success, Featuring Patrick King

May 02 2017

Some people seem like they were born to be socialites. They hit it off easily with others, they handle large groups in a breeze, and they small talk with ease. While some may be born with a disposition that makes it easy to be outgoing, Conversation Coach Patrick King says…

Hacks for Handling Difficult Conversations and Fielding Feedback

Hacks for Handling Difficult Conversations and Fielding Feedback

Apr 25 2017

There are all kinds of conversations that we dread in life. Break-ups, firing an employee, confessing a mistake, announcing a divorce are some obvious ones. But there are also smaller, daily conversations that carry little bits of ordinary tension and awkwardness. Author Sheila Heen’s podcast episode teaches us how to handle…

Searching for Morality in a High Tech Age

Searching for Morality in a High Tech Age

Apr 18 2017

People still have strong ideas about what’s right and wrong. In the process of exploring how our morals develop, author Eden Collinsworth sought out a prime minister, a pop star, a holocaust survivor, and a former commander of the U.S. Air Force. In this week’s episode of Truth or Dare, she…

He Can Tell A Lot About You Just by Listening to the Words You Choose.

He Can Tell A Lot About You Just by Listening to the Words You Choose.

Apr 05 2017

Have you ever ran into someone who constantly talked about themselves? Every sentence seemed to begin with “I,” for example. You probably make assumptions about what that person is like based on the way they excessively drop the word “I” into conversation. But did you know there are 180 words…

How Do Virtual Spaces Change Your Identity?

How Do Virtual Spaces Change Your Identity?

Mar 29 2017

Have you ever noticed that people tend to “exaggerate” how good their lives are on Facebook? Have you ever wondered if someone photoshopped their Instagram selfie? What about avatars in a video game? When you play against someone, do you expect their on screen character looks like they do in…

Can You Really Trust Your Memories?

Can You Really Trust Your Memories?

Mar 22 2017

Have you ever been talking to a friend or family member and realized you had slightly different memories of the same event? Or have you ever made a claim in a conversation that you were certain were true and then later encountered facts that disproved your belief? Elizabeth Loftus can tell you a little…

Why Do Some People Develop Strong Bonds While Others Don’t?

Why Do Some People Develop Strong Bonds While Others Don’t?

Mar 13 2017

Have you ever wondered why you bond with some people more than others? It is probably related to the specific things you do together. In this week’s podcast, I talk to Dr.Robin Dunbar who has studied how laughing, singing, drumming, watching sad movies, and other activities create bonds between people.…