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Grow Big Always

71 episodes - English - Latest episode: over 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 104 ratings

Meaningful growth is hard. In part, because most of us don’t have amazing people to learn from. Grow Big Always is a weekly discussion-oriented podcast where host Sam Lawrence gets to the bottom of the uncomfortable, private, often surprising journeys unusual people have taken to achieve big results. It teaches us exactly how they have created breakthrough businesses, unusual relationships or life-changing transitions. Grow Big Always is an intimate and often funny look at a wide range of people and the irregular way they created something legendary.

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This heart-melting lawyer will make you rethink non-traditional love

September 11, 2017 15:33 - 42 minutes - 58.5 MB

It’s so easy to cast judgement on other people and their relationships. I know I’ve been guilty. It’s so easy to do. I’m also guilty of feeling like our culture is finally getting more open-minded with recent advancements in LGBT rights and our long war on civil rights. But then I look around the media alone and realize just how divided an polarized everyone still is. To bridge that gap— truly go to the other side and understand what it’s like for people who don’t fit into your perspective ...

Big Pharma will fall like Media, Music and Money with Neurohacker’s Jordan Greenhall

July 17, 2017 12:49 - 47 minutes - 54.1 MB

I guess I hadn’t stopped to think that one reason why government seems so insane right now is that the “governing” they’re trying to manage across wealthy, huge institutionalized structures like music, media, money, pharma, education, transportation— are fast becoming super-decentralized. All of them are fast evolving due to a tectonic shift in control. In this way, Governments themselves are just another “Woolley Mammoth System” like them. Like it or not, their Ice Age is ending. We’ve all...

Why time flies with The New Yorker's Alan Burdick

June 19, 2017 09:51 - 43 minutes - 49.3 MB

Experiencing time pass has to be one of the weirdest things. It surrounds everything around us yet is incredibly inconsistent. One moment it’s molasses slow, the next it was like it was never there. Scientists and philosophers have tried to explain time, how our brain makes it possible, for ions. Did we invent it? How do we all have such a unified experience with time? Is time passing or are we passing time? “Now” is a squirmy thing, the closer you get to it the harder it is to pin down. T...

Why your ancestors had perfect teeth with paleoanthropologist Peter Ungar

June 12, 2017 13:50 - 38 minutes - 43.6 MB

Before a lot of expensive orthodontic work, my mouth was an accordion of crowded teeth in the front and impacted teeth in the back. I remember being a kid thinking about having my wisdom teeth extracted and thinking how unnatural it seemed. Honestly, it’s not a topic I spent too much time thinking about after I had all my work done. In fact the entire dental marketplace of corrections, straightening, flossing, brushing, invisaligning, headgearing— really the whole category— is something I’ve ...

How to practice extreme intimacy with Dominatrix-to-the-stars Jenny Nordbak

June 05, 2017 12:57 - 45 minutes - 51.7 MB

When you boil it all down, all of us want super intimate relationships. But how do we get there? Especially with our loved ones. There’s not much to model from. Hard to learn from your parents. It’s not like there’s a class in school on how to have intimate relationships or even what to look for. Really, there’s not any kind of guidance. We’re all grasping at straws, feeling our way without much of a map. And when you live in our culture, there’s some pretty strict rules about what relation...

Free-range vs. institutionally-schooled kids with unschooling advocate Dayna Martin

May 22, 2017 12:58 - 46 minutes - 53.1 MB

For those of you following this is my second time raising a family. I have two sons in or near college and a two year old. Every since my two year old was born, I’ve watched my wife continually blown away at how critical, cookie-cutter and unnatural our society is in contrast with our perfect little boy. The good news is, I’m married to someone willing to do things "our way" vs following society's convention. One day, April pointed out "Unschooling" as a topic and Dayna Martin as a guest. O...

How to negotiate with people you love with FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss

May 15, 2017 15:22 - 40 minutes - 46.2 MB

The image we all have when it comes to negotiation are combative lawyers, confrontational car salesman or maybe the pit-sweats we’ve all had when asking our boss for a raise. While it’s true those things are negotiations, all of life is a negotiation. Those people who are closest to us— our spouse, parents, kids or friends— you’re negotiating with them all the time.  Given how prevalent negotiation is, you’d think we’d all be pretty good at it but let’s face it, we suck. Ask most people and j...

The Inevitable Future of Jobs with Wired Founder Kevin Kelly

May 08, 2017 12:50 - 44 minutes - 50.6 MB

Everyday in the media is an article about jobs— how they’re disappearing for the middle class, how robots and artificial intelligence are stealing them, how the Gig-Economy is forcing people to do mundane tasks for less money. How true is it that our jobs are disappearing and how much is technology to blame? Just in my lifetime how I do my tasks has changed quite a bit—- the tools I use to do them, where I do my job, how I find work, and the skills I need to do it. Even how movies depict tec...

Why all your facts are fiction with Mixed Mental Artist Hunter Maats

May 01, 2017 13:31 - 49 minutes - 56.4 MB

It’s a fact that god created the universe, reality is in three dimensions, India is a developing country, you need to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, that when you meet the right person it will be true love, and if you eat fat you’re going to get fat. These are indisputable facts. There’s no place for opinion, or feelings in any of this, right? If you opened your brain and added up all the time you’ve spent fact-gathering, how much time do you think that would add up to? How much of what’s ...

Polyamory might be the next big social movement with author Carrie Jenkins

April 24, 2017 13:12 - 42 minutes - 48.1 MB

Love is life’s biggest virus of the mind. We live and die for it. Make major decisions because of it. And completely don’t understand it. “It’s complicated” is an understatement. We’re handed a script about what love really means and should be from the time we’re children. Our fairytales are pretty clear: you’ll meet someone and be swept off your feet, have babies and live happily ever after. But by the time you’re in y our 30s if this hasn’t happened for you, people think you’re misdirected ...

How poor cultures capitalize on historic sites with Archeologist Larry Coben

April 17, 2017 13:28 - 42 minutes - 48.2 MB

If you’re a regular listener to this podcast you’ve probably heard me bash capitalism a lot. The reality is there’s no escaping it, it’s taken over nearly every corner of the world. That certainly hasn’t stopped me from wincing whenever I travel to a far-away lands and am met with local trinket shops and people peddling their wares. But who am I to judge whether this is good or bad for a society. Oftentimes these are poor, macho communities with substantial pressures on them. They see the mon...

Why aren’t cage-free people fat with Neurobiologist Stephan Guyenet

April 10, 2017 13:13 - 59 minutes - 68.6 MB

Food is #1. If you’re an American, there’s no dodging it— from turning on the tv and seeing that juicy hamburger, to reading article after article about how to lose weight, to gym memberships, to following crazy diets or eating philosophies, or hell just look at the most popular things on the internet. It's food and there’s a million points of view on it. In fact, if you haven’t had a conversation with a friend about how your pants are fitting or whose fat and how they look— you’re probably n...

Why American men have no friends with Harvard’s Jacqueline Olds

April 03, 2017 13:28 - 35 minutes - 40.7 MB

If you’re reading this and are middle aged (especially a man) you’re depressed and don’t have any friends. That’s right, I’m talking to you and so are big industries who capitalize on your sad state like pharma, shrinks, and the tornado of advertisers who prey on your pleas for help.  Us middle-aged people are crying out for help, just like our babies who we put in nursery rooms by themselves. By now, our kids have left, our marriage may have left, and all the friends we used to have are on ...

GHB: Date-rape or miracle drug? with researcher Dan Pardi

March 27, 2017 13:36 - 48 minutes - 55.4 MB

It’s always interesting to me to see which drugs get thrown under the bus. Most of them are the ones that are illegal but the reality is, as you’ve heard on this show, that drugs are used for all kinds of reasons. Some of which are “pharmaceutical” and have to do with capitalistic interest and some are “recreational” and have to do with spiritual or social interest. The use of all those drugs has everything to do with the intent of the person or company behind it. That’s why I wanted an episo...

Crazy shit you buy that kills workers with author Dr. Paul Blanc

March 20, 2017 13:40 - 41 minutes - 47.5 MB

There’s an incredible separation between the stuff we consume— like food or products— and the people who are making that stuff for us. Certainly in the States we walk through stores and everything is plastic wrapped— none of us can imagine that all the pieces came from an animal let alone the work environment that people who created the product for us had to endure. Our products are created for us in the same way— we have no idea how they’re made or how it’s affecting other people’s lives on ...

How to belong anywhere with BBC host of "Tribe" Bruce Parry

March 06, 2017 14:46 - 48 minutes - 55.1 MB

We crave belonging. As crazy-distracting and divisive as the world is, it’s easy to forget the simple fact that deep down we want to be accepted and feel part of a tribe. Given how the world has developed, for most of us, this is very hard. I had an amazing opportunity to dig into what it takes to connect to very different groups by talking to someone who has done extreme versions of this. Bruce Parry has travelled to some of the most remote places on planet Earth and inserted himself into wi...

Surprising ways we handle people with madness with professor Andrew Scull

February 20, 2017 13:57 - 48 minutes - 66.3 MB

When you live in the Bay Area you pass tons of folks who appear to be mad. Most of us don’t spend enough time focusing on how our culture handles folks on the spectrum of some level of mental illness. When you think about it— the range of “madness” ranges from people with very serious mental illness to people who don’t socially fit in. As you look back across history, you can see just how we’ve dealt with it, who we’ve blamed for it, and what crazy treatments we’ve put in place. Who better t...

We can hack aging and live to be 1,000 with biologist Aubrey de Grey

February 13, 2017 16:21 - 37 minutes - 42.8 MB

Clearly throughout recorded history we’ve been fascinated by things like the Fountain of Youth and anything that would reverse the aging process. Let’s face it, if you’re over 40, you feel it physically. Your systems just start to break down. In modern medicine, this process has been seen as disease but this week’s guest, Aubrey de Grey, sees it more like an engineering challenge. Aubrey is a very controversial biomedical gerontologist and crusader against aging. He has a very specific plan t...

The controversy of glamorizing disappearing people with photographer Jimmy Nelson

February 06, 2017 15:55 - 48 minutes - 67.3 MB

Way outside our cities and towns are societies of disappearing and endangered indigenous people . Some of us may think that’s natural— it’s been happening forever. Others fight to protect those cultures and have very strong opinions about what’s right and what’s wrong for those people. One of those opinions is whether there’s a “right way” to depict people who are different than us— who are not living in urbanized or Western societies. I was surprised by just how controversial this subject r...

Spiritual pussy and bedroom jungles with Alphachanneling

January 30, 2017 13:44 - 42 minutes - 59 MB

If you’re like me you might ask, where has imagination gone? We seem to have forgotten that muscle. How to even tap what’s really inside us. It’s sort of amazing when you think about it, we’re born into a world where there are tuning forks on any topic that pump out a story about what that topic should be— how we should think, feel, and behave when it comes to marriage, love, money, work, religion— or really any topic. So we find ourselves trying to adjust our harmony to those other tuning ...

Evolution makes these creatures do crazy shit with Author Matt Simon

December 26, 2016 13:54 - 37.7 MB

If you listen to this podcast it’s not a surprise that I love bizarre. What better way to extend that lens then to look beyond people? So when author Matt Simon was recommended by a listener as a guest for Grow Big Always, I thought it was a great idea because he’s a science writer at Wired and specializes on Zoology, specifically some crazy fucking creatures. It’s hard to describe his book, The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar, because it’s a fusion of the insane things creatures do a...

The magic of accepting "unlovable people" with author Andrew Solomon

November 21, 2016 15:19 - 34 minutes - 47 MB

This episode couldn’t be more timely as we recover from the national fear-mongering that drove our unprecedented 2016 presidential election. It’s amazing when you stop and think about how much we’re told about what shouldn’t be lovable. So much is vilified. It could be our own feelings, other groups of people, different faiths, or distant countries. There’s so much that falls into this unlovable category— so many stories where, “those people are the bad ones.” Now imagine you’re someone w...

How PC Culture is fucking up the USA with professor Gad Saad

November 14, 2016 15:07 - 49 minutes - 68.4 MB

As we begin to heal on the other side of a painful presidential election, we're left with deep cultural divides that frankly have been growing there for a while. So it's worth taking a giant step back and examining ourselves and the insulated bubbles we've put ourselves in. As comfortable as this social insulation is, it--along with a culture of intense sensitivity that lobotomizes what we say for fear of offending others-- keeps us from the free exchange of ideas. Instead we perceive someone...

How discomfort and breathing can heal you with "The Iceman" Wim Hof

November 07, 2016 13:42 - 1 hour - 114 MB

Way back before capitalism, it used to be that self-welfare was the key part of our lives. We would face formidable physical and situational challenges and have to endure them, alone and with our tribe. It was likely those trials were the most meaningful experiences for our prior relatives— the very thing they could depend on and take comfort in.  Today we’ve lost that ability. Comfort is handed to industries that insulate us for a fee. We spend money and depend on hermetically sealed homes...

Why antifragile women succeed with Design Sponge CEO Grace Bonney

October 31, 2016 14:51 - 43 minutes - 60.3 MB

I don’t know about you when I was growing up, I had a super-skewed perspective on what business and working was all about. Everywhere I looked were articles about entrepreneurs raising tons of money or celebrities in the business world reinventing everything. Or it was my parents that pushed specific occupations— be a doctor, a lawyer, get to work and sit in an office— but that’s a super limited and incredibly unrealistic view of the working world. The professional options that you’re exposed...

Surprising tricks burglars use with author Geoff Manaugh

October 10, 2016 14:02 - 37 minutes - 51.8 MB

I guess I’m naive because I watch heist movies like Ocean’s Eleven and think nothing that elaborate happens in real life, but after my conversation with this week’s guest, architectural writer Geoff Manaugh, I have a dramatically different point of view. There’s sort of x-ray glasses that burglars use when they look at where we live or where we work, that the rest of us never see. Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and break-ins, A Burglar’s Guide to the City, draws on the experti...

Why we almost quit (then became famous) with In the Valley Below

October 03, 2016 14:17 - 38 minutes - 53.7 MB

I’m not sure how manytimes I’ve given up or almost given up but it’s got to be way more then the times I’ve gone for it. Especially, when life has thrown me a curve ball or fifty. I went to grad school to be a poet and gave up to make money. I wanted to work creating animation features but it was easier to sell out and get an office job. Then there are the people who stick with it, the people who have even more grit and likely a bigger chip on their shoulder—but the sad news is that road is ...

How modern fairy tales create social change with Academy award winner Brenda Chapman

September 26, 2016 13:54 - 44 minutes - 60.8 MB

The stories we told around campfires have been replaced by animated fairytales that frame our cultural values to kids and adults. Those stories live inside us well beyond childhood. Not too long ago, they used to represent a misogynistic, racist culture and told us that, for example, if you’re a good girl, you’ll get married and live happily ever after. Today, they approach more authentic and meatier issues like depression, loss, and warnings on what could happen if we rely too much on techno...

It's time to face our American Holocaust with Historian Benjamin Madley

September 19, 2016 13:48 - 67.7 MB

I have to say, after this week’s guest, I’m pretty embarrassed. And if you live in America, y ou should be, too. While America has pointed the finger with disgust at the genocides conducted by ISIL, German, and Bosnian powers— for example— we have yet to come to grips with our own Holocaust: The several millions of Native American families we slaughtered, enslaved and tortured in order to occupy and control their land and resources. This invasion and genocide doesn’t even show up in our cul...

Why your brain loves poetry with poet Elizabeth Alexander

September 12, 2016 14:00 - 38 minutes - 52.6 MB

Want a drug-free consciousness-shifting experience that only takes a minute and has good side-effects? There’s good reason our brains love poetry, people have spoken it for generations way before we wrote stuff down. Poetry is that thing that lifts your brain outside of everyday life and instantly transports your consciousness. I think of Poems like little mental Altoids you can pop in your mind and let slowly unravel, stimulating and guiding your memories to reconfigure in heart-opening way...

Why we keep getting things wrong with author Chuck Klosterman

September 05, 2016 14:17 - 44 minutes - 61 MB

Have you ever looked at a super old picture and laughed at how mistaken all those people were about what they thought the we’d spend our time doing today? I know I look at pictures of myself as a kid and can’t believe I spent my time outside vs on a phone. Doesn’t sound like you? Well then maybe you were positive that the world would always adore Milli Vanilli. Regardless, it’s hard to argue that we’re incredibly blinded by the road we’re on, what’s coming and what we— as a culture— will valu...

Why MDMA will be legal and improve millions of lives

August 29, 2016 13:37 - 58 minutes - 81 MB

Believe it or not, MDMA is about to be legal thanks to the efforts of this week’s guest, Rick Doblin. Soon MDMA will be able to help the tens of millions of people suffering from serious trauma like PTSD in drug-assisted therapy sessions. While that might seem amazing, it’s far from Rick Doblin’s sole focus. He believes it’s a basic human right to have the freedom to decide to change your own consciousness through drugs— that politics are not only blocking science but personal experiences t...

The shocking truth of what causes addiction with physician Gabor Maté

August 22, 2016 13:30 - 44 minutes - 61.8 MB

Ever notice how frequently the word “addict” is used? Just do a Google News search on the word and you’ll be shocked just how often it’s used in a headline. Articles are plastered with mentions of drug addicts, sex addicts, gambling addicts, food addicts, shopping addicts, work addicts and internet addicts. “These people” are painted as out-of-control and often menaces to society who need to be stopped, jailed, medicated or otherwise cut off. But what if those diseased people weren’t sick at...

How culture controls our decisions with behaviorial economist Dan Ariely

August 15, 2016 13:51 - 46 minutes - 64.5 MB

We’re born into a culture where trillions of decisions have already been made by the people who have lived before us. The entire human world is constructed of these expectations, so by the time we join that world as an adult, it’s pretty easy to feel like most of our decisions are limited and oftentimes made for us. When that operating system is screaming to go to school, get a job, buy all stuff that makes your life better, have some kids and borrow enough money to make it all happen, it can...

How the rapid evolution of words affects us with language historian Anne Curzan

August 08, 2016 14:14 - 49 minutes - 68.3 MB

Language used to evolve slowly back when we were far-flung. Wide-spread human contact was made through one civilization taking over another. That’s drastically different, today. New words can take over the planet literally in minutes. While that speed is incredible, it’s even more so when you stop and think about the fact that new words and analogies are little shift our points of view— gay vs same-sex, criminals vs justice-involved, murder vs honor-killing. While new words flow like rapids, ...

Adventures of the human anus with science writer Mary Roach

August 01, 2016 14:28 - 47 minutes - 65.7 MB

My friends know I have this thing with toilet humor, with poop, with butts, with holes in butts, pretty much everything rear-facing. So yeah, it wouldn’t be a stretch (so to speak) to be up front with the fact I’m completely fascinated by anuses. That “poor friend in the back” is a prominent theme at my house, certainly with having a toddler, and even around the dinner table. Heck, I use the poo emoji as my heart emoji. In fact, I poo all of you. Some people don’t find it as funny but eithe...

How your personality affects your life story with psychologist Dan McAdams

July 25, 2016 14:30 - 46 minutes - 64 MB

How do you tell the story of your life? Turns out a big part of your personality are the snapshots of experiences you assemble and re-assemble of your past and future. Of course, that means that you can curate and shape those things, refine them based on what works for you and how others respond. When you stop and think about it, we have a lot more control over the frames we choose then we think, a lot more control of how we design our own narrative and how it works with our character. The mo...

How alternate realities help you grow with parapsychologst Stanley Krippner

July 18, 2016 13:48 - 90.4 MB

Just take a moment and ask yourself, “does my life seem gripped by an assembly line of chores which, as the years go on, create an undertow of sameness?” When you look back and curate your life story, how many exceptional experiences have you had? In western culture it’s not okay to embrace the things that don’t fit neatly into acceptable boxes, we’re meant only to be distracted and addicted with the things that fuel our capitalistic machine. But that’s not the way it is around the world. For...

The vanishing treasure of human diversity with legendary Anthropologist Wade Davis

July 11, 2016 14:04 - 1 hour - 97.2 MB

Imagine having truly a complete picture of humanity, having spent a lifetime experiencing hundreds of world cultures first hand, face-to-face and welcomed by each one of them. The result would be an extraordinary vocabulary of the human spirit like no other. A celebration of our differences brought to life through an enormous voice, studded with the poetry of each unique cultural experience. Wouldn’t that voice be more important to listen to than anything else you can imagine?  As giant Capi...

How a new understanding of reality could reinvent science

July 05, 2016 13:54 - 47 minutes - 64.7 MB

Usually the question “what is reality” is saved for entertainment— it’s the stuff of sci-fi movies— because if your friend cornered you and pressed you on it, you’d probably just want to slap them. Mostly because of just how frustrating it can be to rip and replace your entire perception of what’s real. That said, it’s the sort of insanely big question that the very smartest, most ambitious people have asked through generations. Just last month, Elon Musk made the argument that we’re all prob...

The danger of hiding who you are with secret keeper Morgana Bailey

June 27, 2016 13:21 - 49 minutes - 68.4 MB

All of us can relate to covering up something in our lives. For many of us, that can end up being a huge part of who we really are. We can find ourselves living as outsiders pretending to be something we’re not whether that’s at work, with our friends or in our relationships. These lies can literally destroy our life. “Coming out” isn’t something sequestered to the LGBT community. Coming out means bravely uncovering who you really are and it’s a practice that we can all learn from. In this c...

Why sex therapy is the new must-have with Elizabeth McGrath

June 20, 2016 13:22 - 1 hour - 107 MB

Come to think of it, I don’t remember ever wondering what sex therapy was or who it’s for but after my conversation with somatic sex therapist, Elizabeth McGrath, I realized I could have saved a million sessions with my therapist and a lot of time and money if I just would have started with someone like her. Sure, there’s plenty of other non-sexually related issues you can chat with your Counsellor about like facing mortality, how your parents were total assholes, and your fear of meat but ...

How to avoid the loneliness epidemic with Psychologist Guy Winch

June 13, 2016 15:08 - 55 minutes - 76.4 MB

You may not know it, but loneliness is hard-wired to kill us. Long ago, sticking with our tribe meant staying happy and safe so it’s no wonder that loneliness and rejection developed into hard-wiring to try to force us back into the group in the event we left, got lost or were ejected. Today, there’s a loneliness epidemic thanks to enormous separation in our cubes, cars, and culture— horrifically accelerated by the last decade of “social” technology. Look on any playground, streetscape or l...

The price of censoring nudity with Photographer Jock Sturges.

June 06, 2016 14:23 - 42 minutes - 58.3 MB

We might think of our culture as progressive, but I’d argue that shame of the human body has never been higher, in part thanks to a global culture forming around Facebook’s censoring of breastfeeding Moms, nudes in classic art, and pretty much anything that even resembles a nipple or even your kid, naked under a sprinkler. As we shovel more and more of this imagery from our consciousness we’re telling a dangerous story to the world. Before this was an issue, there have been many decades of t...

The untapped potential of visual storytelling with Cartoonist Scott McCloud

May 30, 2016 15:08 - 48 minutes - 66.4 MB

Visual storytelling has probably been around since people have been around. Today, it dominates our storytelling. Even in our mind, we're painting our story as we frame our past and future. How we choose those frames can be revealing and powerful. In a way, life is a series of living panels flipping from one to the next. How conscious are you of where you put the camera, what combination of images to choose, and which parts might create a page-turner? It’s these questions that visual storyte...

Why everything feels so fake with author Chris Ryan

May 23, 2016 13:09 - 1 hour - 95.5 MB

There are two kinds of people: those of us that are domesticated and those that feel strangely out of place. The ones that feel out of place, might not be able to communicate why, but know in their gut not only that our world is toxic but that the systems and traditions we’ve created don’t feel even close to natural. No matter which camp you fall in, both feel depressed, frustrated, anxious and flat-out unsatisfied as they get dragged through our culture’s unfriendly demands just to stay aflo...

Our inner ape denial with primatologist Frans de Waal

May 16, 2016 23:10 - 62.9 MB

Where do you place yourself on the animal kingdom ladder? Near the top? Odds are that you’re living inside the “we're so god-kissed and unique” human story that we all seem to march to versus thinking of yourself as a talking, organized ape. I mean, look at all the tests we’ve done on animals to prove how wild their violent, beastly kingdom is and how civilized and advanced we are. Wonder why we win those tests every time? But what if we’re very, very wrong. What if our us-centric frameworks ...

Avoid Silicon Valley's “bro bubble” with CEO Anne Bonaparte

May 10, 2016 06:31 - 53 minutes - 74.1 MB

Lately there’s a lot that’s been published about the lack of diversity within the Silicon Valley tech community which have been generally populated by a lot of young, white guys and for the most part, still are. So, I was excited to have Anne Bonaparte on the show. I invited her about 8 months ago to come in and chat a little bit about being a mid-stage CEO not just because she's a woman not in her 20s, but really just because she’s outstanding at her job and understands how diversity can com...

What midlife couples want with author Jenna McCarthy

May 02, 2016 13:03 - 51 minutes - 70.9 MB

There’s a lot out there about marriage. Recently, who has the right to marry whom, as been all over the media and, as we all know, there’s a massive industry focused on profiting from “that special day.” But what happens after that? The rest of your married life is not so clear. As you grow from young adult to middle age and, if you’re lucky, your golden years— what does marriage look like and what do we expect from each other? This week’s guest, Jenna McCarthy, is the author of many books on...

How race has deeply divided the parties with Stanford Sociologist Doug McAdam

April 25, 2016 13:28 - 57 minutes - 78.8 MB

This year’s election marks potentially the most dramatic division that we’ve ever had and it could be the beginning of a schism that completely shakes up our two-party system. While a lot of us have opinions about politics, Stanford Professor Doug McAdam is a Political Sociologist that researches the facts around the subject. He’s the former Director of Center of Advance Study in Behavioral Sciences, he’s authored 18 books and 85 other publications all focused on Political Sociology with emph...


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