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September 17, 2019
Nick returns to bring attention to one of his personal favorite episodes of WTS. (Well, at least part of it... come back on Thursday!) *** Original Show Notes (2/9/16) In honor of the return of Serial, this week we’re looking at Truth - well, truth and lies. Sometimes we lie for good reasons and sometimes we lie for bad ones. Which is which and why does it matter? Also, Author Scott Berkun also talks to us about The Myths of Innovation. Note: This is part one of a two-part episode. Make sure to come back next week!  * * * Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * This week’s guest is Scott Berkun. Visit him at www.scottberkun.com. Twitter: @Berkun Book: The Myths of Innovation * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
August 20, 2019
This week, we bring you a fan favorite (literally) and encourage our Explorers to keep reaching out to us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. (Who knows would could happen!?) www.facebook.com/explorewts www.twitter.com/explorewts www.instagram.com/explorewts (Also, Nick is excited to have remastered this episode, too.) *** Original show notes “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” That’s Steve Martin’s advice for anybody looking to be successful. We hear some form of this idea from countless actors, musicians, athletes, scientists: Do good work.This week, we attempt to unpack what “good work” truly means. We’re talking about “quality” - specifically as it pertains to situations where we are looking to break into a particular profession, get a promotion, or create a successful product. In those situations, doing “good work” requires us to understand what is expected in a given space and then be able to create for ourselves.  Joining us in this conversation is Franklin Leonard, the founder of The Black List. We also hear from author and speaker Jon Gordon, and receive some emails from the author of The Martian, Andy Weir.  Oh, and we talk about getting struck by lightning. Don’t ask, just listen.GUESTS Franklin Leonard Website: www.blcklst.com Twitter: @franklinleonard / @theblcklstJon Gordon Website: www.jongordon.comTwitter: @JonGordon11   * * * Be a pal and LEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW! K? Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends Rhye - Woman (Album) Nick recommends My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Show) * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
August 6, 2019
Brett & Nick stop by to find ask Explorers an important question. Then, you get to hear a classic episode of WTS - newly remastered for 2019! (Nobody will really care about that, but Nick was so happy to finally go back and make some adjustments!) Make sure to visit the following places to let us know where you found us! www.facebook.com/explorewts www.twitter.com/explorewts www.instagram.com/explorewts   Original Episode Description for #15 Are You In or Out? (Moments) Life is a series of moments and, these days, many people struggle to do two things - fully experience and fully capture their moments. And it turns out, doing both might be impossible.In this episode, we explore our modern tendency to use our smartphones to document everything around us. Then, we look to uncover a solution to more effectively live our moments and manage our memories.We also talk to author and speaker, Kevin Carroll, to explore the power of play and how we can be more curious and present in the moments of our lives. Guest: Kevin Carroll Learn more about Kevin at www.kevincarrollkatalyst.com  Twitter: @kckatalyst DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online. 
May 22, 2018
Author Frank Herbert once said, “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” In this final episode of Season 4, Brett & Nick take a look back and ask “What is the story of Season 4?”, “Was it a success?”, and - most importantly - “What’s next?”. Thanks for listening. We love you. We’ll see you next time. * * * Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.  
May 8, 2018
If you could tell the world just one thing, what would it be? And, what impact might it have? This week, Nick explores that idea through the music of The Beatles and shows that you reap what you sow. (Spoiler alert?) Also, Brett goes straight to the source for some wisdom that we all need to hear. Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * WTSdigs NICK: This Is America, Childish Gambino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY BRETT: Caliphate podcast https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/podcasts/caliphate-isis-rukmini-callimachi.html DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.  
April 24, 2018
This 48 Hour Challenge is going to be classic. Literally. But what is classic? How do we define it? Is there a Classic version of you? And if so, what can the Classic You teach the Current You? Once again, we gathered show topic suggestions from our audience, threw them into a word randomizer, and made a show in 48 hours. And we think the results are, well … Delicious and Refreshing. Good to the Last Drop. Like Ice Cold Sunshine. (See what we're doing here?)Plus, some new WTSdigs. One inspired by adulthood, and the other by childhood. Have a WTS and a Smile. Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * *WTSdigs Brett: Allbirds Wool Runners (and Indoor Shoes!) https://www.allbirds.com/products/mens-wool-runners Nick: Movers. DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunesFind us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
April 10, 2018
Integrity is defined as “a state of being whole and undivided”. It is a simple concept, and yet at times, living it can be some of the hardest work we will ever do. This week we hear from Matthew Schueller about an important journey in his life - it’s his journey to integrity. We know that it’s a story with themes that can resonate with everyone and we can’t wait for you to hear Matthew’s words and apply their lessons to your life. Plus Nick & Brett come together for a new WTS segment, or maybe just to banter about late night tv and musicals. We’ll let you decide. Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   GUESTS Matthew Schueller Website: www.matthewschuellerphotography.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEzpZObez51nBnI6E1TQRwg Instagram:www.instagram.com/matthewschueller Twitter: https://twitter.com/booshoe37 If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
March 20, 2018
Expression is the process of taking something from a spark of an idea through to existence. And, while there can be moments in that process that are truly amazing, it can also run us through the ringer - several times over. So, what is required of us to press our expression out into this world? Is want enough or does it require something more? This week we are paying it forward through an exploring on expression and the story of two artists. Plus a quartet of new WTSdigs from Brett & Nick   Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   GUESTS Chad Murphy (aka Lord Birthday) Website: www.lordbirthday.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/lord_birthday Check out Lord Birthday’s new book, How to Appear Normal at Social Events: And Other Essential Wisdom   If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * WTSdigs Brett: Chompers podcast: https://www.gimletmedia.com/chompers Found/Tonight, Ben Platt & Lin-Manuel Miranda: https://atlantic.lnk.to/FoundTonightlt Nick: Wireless Phone Charging Netflix’s Most Extraordinary Homes and Grand Designs (available on Netflix) DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
March 6, 2018
We’ve all had a time or two (... or three…) where we’ve shared a secret that wasn’t ours and it comes back to his us square in the face. Sometimes, before you even think about it, you’ve let something slip out of your mouth and immediately cringe - just wishing you could jump into a 15-second time machine so you can pull those words back into your mouth where they belong. We’ve all been on the other side of it, too - where our trust in someone else has been eroded because of their inability to keep our secrets. You’d think we would learn this lesson early on and just mind our own business. Why is it so easy and so tempting to share secrets? This week on Where There’s Smoke, we hear from a couple new voices! Kristen and Theresa are going to share a few of their own stories, offer a little research, and lean on some of Brene Brown’s teachings to help all of us dig around into our secrets and stories. Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. GUEST HOSTS Kristen McMullen https://www.instagram.com/kristen_sarah_/ Theresa Ward https://twitter.com/thefieryfeather https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr59cFzFoEU If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * WTSdigs Kristen: Local ‘mom and pop’ ethnic food markets. Get on Google and go discover! Theresa: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
February 20, 2018
The 48 Hour Challenge is back! We gathered show topic suggestions from our audience, threw them into a word randomizer, and ended up with “self-acceptance”. From there, our challenge was to research, write, and record a brand new episode in 48 hours straight (including sleep). Did we do it? Well, give it a listen and find out. Along the way we talk to clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Firestone and author & speaker Lisa Jakub. Both of whom help us to understand why self-acceptance can be challenging, what the rewards of doing the work are, and most importantly what are some tangible things you can put in practice today to get back to a life of more self-acceptance and less critical self-consciousness. Plus, a new WTSdigs, where Nick also provides a musical solution. Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. GUESTS Lisa Jakub Website: www.lisajakub.net Social Media: www.twitter.com/Lisa_Jakub www.facebook.com/LisaJakub108/ www.instagram.com/lisajakub108/ Check out Lisa’s next book, Not Just Me, out this week!   Dr Lisa Firestone www.drlisafirestone.com/ www.psychalive.org www.glendon.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/drlisafirestone   If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * WTSdigs Brett: MOVIE: Band AidNick: SONG: I Smile by Kirk Franklin DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.  
February 6, 2018
Jim Cuddy has been making music with Greg Keilor for 40 years. For the last 34 of those years, they have made up the songwriting duo for one of Canada’s most beloved and best-selling bands, Blue Rodeo. Brett sits down with Jim to talk about that partnership along with the challenges and benefits of a long standing collaboration. We explore what collaboration is and how it has been crucial to human evolution. And through the lens of Jim Cuddy’s latest album, Constellation, we see how collaboration not only has the ability to bring us together, but also to support us in times when we are torn apart. Plus, Brett looks to find confirmation of an old event and Nick joins in to provide an update on their fasts from social media and cable news, respectively. Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. GUEST: Jim Cuddy Websites: www.jimcuddy.com / www.bluerodeo.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/JimCuddy / https://twitter.com/BlueRodeoFacebook: www.facebook.com/jimcuddyband / www.facebook.com/BlueRodeo Instagram: www.instagram.com/jimcuddyofficial / www.instagram.com/bluerodeoofficial Get a copy of Jim Cuddy’s new album, Constellation * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
January 23, 2018
In the 1976 movie Network, upon being prompted by news anchor Howard Beale, people in cities all over the USA get up, open their windows, and yell, “I’m mad as hell as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”. It is now 2018 and people still seem mad as hell - only now, instead of yelling out our windows, we have the internet to amplify our rage. Recently, there has been a lot of conversation about outrage on the internet and the impact of the internet on everything from our relationships to our democracy to our psyches. This week we join that conversation. We take a step back and explore the impact of the internet and social media on both our society and each of us individually? In the end, Brett and Nick ask themselves what they want to do differently moving forward and they provide the opportunity for listeners to ask themselves that question as well. Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. * * * #WTSdigs Nick: The Good Place on NBC Brett: Lovesick on Netflix If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.  
January 9, 2018
What would it take for this to be your best year ever? That said, what is a year? Is it the days between January 1st and December 31st? Or is it any 12 month span of time? And does it even matter? Are cassette tapes coming back? Could Nick rock Steve Harvey’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve outfit? And why is it essential to recognize the difference between knowing and doing? We will answer these questions - or we’ll at least ask them - as we tackle the topic of goals, and look to help you make this “your best year ever”. (Whatever that means to you.) Joining us on this journey is author and speaker Michael Hyatt, whose new book is appropriately called Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals So buckle in, grab a noisemaker, and let’s set some goals! * * * Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. GUEST: Michael Hyatt Website: michaelhyatt.com Lead to Win Podcast: www.michaelhyatt.com/podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelhyatt Get a copy of Michael’s book, Your Best Year Ever, here. * * * #WTSdigs Nick: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend & Nintendo Switch Brett: SISTERS’ Wait Don’t Wait and Tom Adams’ Silence Listen to Brett’s A Few Favs from 2017 playlist. If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
December 19, 2017
An annual WTS tradition returns! (Or starts... whatever.) Gather your family around the podcast box in the living room and relive your favorite podcast Christmas special all over again! www.supportwts.com * * * Just what IS Christmas Spirit? Is it real? If so, how do find get it? What the heck does CWB stand for? And what’s the role of nostalgia in this whole holiday season? This week, it’s A Where There’s Smoke Christmas. Brett finds himself a little down in the dumps around Christmas, but Nick may have just the cure - a mysterious VHS tape he found that contains the impossible. Join Brett & Nick as they go on a journey through history, psychology, and holiday classics to understand Christmas Spirit. Along the way, we’ll meet a cast of characters that all sound a lot like Brett & Nick, find out what the best Christmas Present Brett ever got was, and ultimately hear Nick share what the Christmas Spirit is all about. (Hint: Everyone can enjoy it!) So grab a cup of eggnog, cozy up to the fire, press play, and enjoy. * * * ‘Tis the season of giving. If want to support the show and help keep it going, please go to Support WTS.com and become a Patron. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes   Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
December 5, 2017
What does it mean to explore in a world where everything’s been found? That’s the question posed to Brett by Bassam Tarazi - author, entrepreneur, adventurer, and friend of the show. Bassam participated in The Mongol Rally which is plugged as “the greatest motoring adventure on the planet” - a 10,000 mile intercontinental car rally, from London England to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He shares his experiences with that extreme form of exploration with Brett and, together, they work on trying to understand both what exploration is and why it might be important. Then, Brett shares a dream he had. Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. GUEST: Bassam Tarazi LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bassamtarazi/ Website: https://www.bassam.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bassamtarazi Pre-order a copy Bassam’s latest book - available on January 9, 2018. * * * #WTSdigs Brett: Halt and Catch Fire Nick: Alex French Guy Cooking If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
November 21, 2017
We’ve heard it countless times before: “Beautiful minds inspire others,” “Time to inspire,”, “Get out there and inspire people”, or simply “Be inspiring.” But, despite all of what the people and posters hanging on office walls say about inpiring others, rarely does anyone tell you how to do that. How do you inspire others? Communication is a linchpin in our society. It enables us to form connections, influence decisions, and inspire change. How effectively we communicate comes largely down to our ability to engage and inspire others. Chris Atkinson speaks, writes, and trains on the subject of engagement. His book, How To Engage And Inspire Audiences, has been praised as one of the most complete and actionable guides on communication and engagement. Chris joins Brett in this episode, as we explore confidence, inspiration, and the importance of sharing your story. In addition, Brett & Nick have a question for you and a brand new #WTSdigs. * * * Get our newsletter and updates by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. GUEST: Chris Atkinson LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/chrisatkinson Websites: www.chris-atkinson.co.uk & www.strategicleaders.com Get yourself a copy of Chris’ latest book, How To Engage And Inspire Audiences at www.corporate-energy-book.com. * * * #WTSdigs Brett: Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, now on NetflixNick: Nathan For You If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
November 7, 2017
We are getting tragically hip this week with a story about a band, a country (Canada), and all the people in it. But, this episode is really about everyone, everywhere. So, regardless of who you are, where you live, and what listen to - there is a message here for you. Just listen and see. Plus a #WTSbumps. And the announcement of WTS contest - with prizes and everything! Get our BRAND NEW newsletter by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. GUEST: Josh Mitchell Check out the documentary Long Time Running, streaming globally (excluding Canada) on Netflix (starting Nov 12, 2017) and on CraveTV in Canada. * * * #WTSbumps Willful Founder and CEO, Kevin Oulds, shares the Toronto-based company’s mission to make sure every Canadian adult has a will. Willful uses technology to provide simplified end-of-life planning. Willful makes getting your affairs in order affordable, convenient, and easy. Learn more at www.willful.co. If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
October 17, 2017
Halloween is coming up and that means Halloween movies and TV specials! To celebrate, Nick explores one of the earliest and most famous Halloween specials - It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. An often overlooked element in that show is the fact that Linus must be sincere in order for the Great Pumpkin to arrive. But, what does it mean to be sincere? Is it the kind of thing that we can create or should we just fake it ‘til we make it? Brett & Nick branch out from the Great Pumpkin to discuss sincerity in a variety of situations - from late night talk shows to a friendly neighbor. Also, we’ve got a brand new addition of #WTSDigs. Get our BRAND NEW newsletter by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. * * *   #WTSdigs Brett: Jamila Woods - HeavnNick: Mr. Rogers accepts a Lifetime Achievement EmmyTheresa: Videodrome (Atlanta) and Alfred Hitchcock films (Rebecca) Nick's Bonus #WTSDig: The Chris Gethard Show Dumpster Episode ("No Man's Trash")   If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
October 3, 2017
Have you ever heard of The Golden Rule? If you have, you may realize that while it sounds nice, it has a pretty significant flaw in it. In this episode, we expose that flaw and go on an exploration to try and fix it.  We are joined in this journey by author, speaker, and fellow podcaster Gretchen Rubin. Her new book, The Four Tendencies, provides us with a personality framework we can apply to better understand ourselves and others. In addition, we have an Explorer of the Week from Germany and a brand new #WTSdigs. Get our BRAND NEW newsletter by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. GUEST: Gretchen Rubin Twitter: @GretchenRubin Instagram: @GretchenRubin Facebook: facebook.com/GretchenRubin Website: GretchenRubin.com Check out Gretchen’s latest book, The Four Tendencies: gretchenrubin.com/books/the-four-tendencies/intro, and take The Four Tendencies quiz at: gretchenrubin.com/books/the-four-tendencies/take-the-quiz * * * WTSdigs Brett: Miley Cyrus, Younger NowDylan: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark MansonNick: Cuphead (video game) & American Vandal (Mockumentary on Netflix) If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN APPLE PODCAST REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
September 19, 2017
It’s easy to see that the world has a lot of problems right now. But as the saying goes, slightly paraphrased, ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing’. And we don’t feel that anyone who listens to this show is interested in doing nothing. So, in our first show of Season 4, we decided to tackle that little question: How do we change the world? Or at least make a significant dent in it. This episode takes a journey from a ‘70s rock anthem through to one of 2017’s biggest blockbuster movies. We are joined on this journey by author & innovator Nilofer Merchant. Her new book, The Power of Onlyness, serves as a guide for this episode. “Onlyness” is a term coined by Nilofer that describes an economic phenomena happening right now that asks how we will create value and solve the problems facing our world today. The answer to this question is centers on each one of us and our ability to bring our unique ideas to fruition. All of this PLUS a quick recap of Where There’s Smoke 2.0, a new segment that puts the spotlight on our listeners endeavors, and a new member of the team joins in for #WTSdigs. Get our BRAND NEW newsletter by joining our mailing list at www.wheretheressmoke.co. GUEST Nilofer Merchant Twitter: @NiloferWebsite: www.nilofermerchant.com Check out Nilofer’s latest book, The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough To Dent The World: http://nilofermerchant.com/library/the-power-of-onlyness/ * * * #WTSbumps Author Kevin Tumlinson www.kevintumlinson.comAnd The Wordslinger Podcast: www.kevintumlinson.com/podcast   #WTSdigs Kristen: Little Free LibraryNick: The Great British Baking Show on Netflix If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from Apple Podcasts: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke. Also Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Episodes are also available at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/exploreWTS and Twitter: @exploreWTS.
August 8, 2017
Where There’s Smoke is coming back in September for their Fourth Season! In this episode you will hear all the details - launch date, frequency, etc. But first, Brett and Nick seem to have slightly different views on how exactly to launch this new season. It is not a problem unique to them. Often we can find ourselves struggling in decisions and bouncing between what we want to do and what others want us to do. And then, even when we think we are clear, we are concerned about what others might think of our choice. In those moments, what is the best advice? Does it vary? Do we listen to ourselves, others, or just follow the lead of ‘90s Television Producers? In this Summer (almost) Spectacular episode, we explore those questions, and much more! GUEST Lisa Jakub Twitter: @Lisa_JakubWebsites: www.lisajakub.netCheck out Lisa’s next book, Not Just Me, out this week!   To join our mailing list visit www.wheretheressmoke.co * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co to find links to podcast players and/or stream online
May 12, 2017
In honor of Mother's Day and the anniversary of the passing of Brett's Dad, we offer this episode on gratitude. We hope you take the time to say "Thank You" to the people in your life who have given you so much. * * * Original show notes: Today’s episode opens with a story about fathers and, yet, the show is just as much about mothers, grandparents, teachers, and friends as anything else. We explore several important moments to uncover the true meaning of gratitude and how we can best practice it in our lives. Also, Brett has a vulnerable conversation with Corporate Renegade founder Matthew Goldfarb and Nick shares how you can be a part of the Where There’s Smoke team. Plus details on our upcoming meetups in Toronto, Vancouver, and New York City. Guest: Matthew Goldfarb Twitter: @MattsGoldfarb Website: www.CorporateRenegade.com JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
March 7, 2017
A few weeks ago we aired an episode on “strategy”. And while the episode featured two entrepreneurs talking about their businesses, the origin of that show really started in a conversation Nick & Brett had about this very podcast. In that conversation, Nick suggested that sometimes the best thing you can do to make a thing happen is to simply not do that thing.What?! Well, trust us when we say that will make more sense after you listen to this episode.   Make sure to subscribe to “How Do We Do This?!” right now. Download all of the episodes and rate and review. Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe on Google Play Or search Stitcher or any of your favorite podcast apps.   Also, NOW is the time to join our mailing list. Visit www.wheretheressmoke.co. * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * WTS Digs! Nick: Shameless (TV show)Brett: Miles Mosley - UIrising (Album) https://worldgalaxyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/uprising * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunesFind us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online
February 7, 2017
This week, Nick asks himself AND the listeners a hypothetical question. If you have an answer or a thought that you'd like to share, visit www.wheretheressmoke.co and leave a Speakpipe message.  To help get you in the mood, Nick presents the first two acts from his first podcast, One Degree of Separation. These segments are now three years old, they sound rough, but we hope the stories still communicate something worth thinking about. To join our mailing list visit www.wheretheressmoke.co * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS.* * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunesFind us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online  
January 31, 2017
Succeeding at something isn’t just about having a good idea. That’s part of it, but there’s so much more. This week, we are talking about strategy - and breakfast - but mostly strategy. How do you take the idea you have in your brain and turn it into a successful endeavor in the real world? And when we say “business” we mean any kind of endeavor - a service business of some kind, a product, a restaurant - it could be a podcast! Joining us at the table this week are speaker & consultant Melanie Deziel, and the founder of Truly Social, Tara Hunt. * * * Our Guests Melanie Deziel http://mdeziel.com/ Twitter: @mdeziel   Tara Hunt http://www.trulysocial.ca/ Twitter: @missrogue Truly Social Web Series: https://www.youtube.com/user/sanfranrogue   To join our mailing list visit www.wheretheressmoke.co * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play.
January 24, 2017
Brett provides an update and shares some thoughts. Listen to past episodes of Where There's Smoke at www.wheretheressmoke.co.   
January 17, 2017
Two stories separated by two years. Two moments moved by music. Have you ever felt lost? Ever found yourself stuck in a moment where you look outside of yourself for answers? Or where an answer came from outside - even when you weren’t looking? Throughout history music has played the role of the catalyst for everything from our individual lives to the direction of our societies. This week we explore that role - from the micro to the macro - through two vignettes. The first, a personal moment of struggle for Nick, and the second, Brett’s personal experience of a national moment of struggle. Each informing the other in some way, and linked by through the themes of music, being lost, and finding hope. DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
January 3, 2017
New Year’s Resolutions. Around 45% of Americans will set a resolution for 2016 and by the end of January 36% will break them. Ultimately, only 8% of people who make resolutions, achieve them. Why? Well, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association, people cite the number one reason for not following through as a “lack of willpower”. And so in this episode, we set out to understand willpower. What is it? And how do you strengthen it? And what are some key things to be aware of in the process? Joining us is someone who knows a thing or a hundred about willpower, writer and educator Kelly McGonical, author of The Willpower Instinct. Plus we debut a new segment, and Brett & Nick close out by sharing what they are digging. GUEST Kelly McGonical Website: www.kellymcgonical.com Twitter: @KellyMcGonical * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * Link from our newest segment WTS Bumps: Writing Class Radio Links from WTS DIGS! Brett recommends Focus @ Will Nick recommends Hollywood Handbook * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online  Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS
December 20, 2016
An annual WTS tradition returns! (Or starts... whatever.) Gather your family around the podcast box in the living room and relive your favorite podcast Christmas special all over again! * * * Just what IS Christmas Spirit? Is it real? If so, how do find get it? What the heck does CWB stand for? And what’s the role of nostalgia in this whole holiday season? This week, it’s A Where There’s Smoke Christmas. Brett finds himself a little down in the dumps around Christmas, but Nick may have just the cure - a mysterious VHS tape he found that contains the impossible. Join Brett & Nick as they go on a journey through history, psychology, and holiday classics to understand Christmas Spirit. Along the way, we’ll meet a cast of characters that all sound a lot like Brett & Nick, find out what the best Christmas Present Brett ever got was, and ultimately hear Nick share what the Christmas Spirit is all about. (Hint: Everyone can enjoy it!) So grab a cup of eggnog, cozy up to the fire, press play, and enjoy. * * * ‘Tis the season of giving. If want to support the show and help keep it going, please go to Support WTS.com and become a Patron. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes   Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
December 13, 2016
Two holiday vignettes make up this week’s episode:  First, Brett peels back the veneer of the joyful and festive holiday season, to acknowledge that sometimes … Christmas sucks. But, what if that’s actually be a good thing? If you are feeling a bit blue this Christmas, or know someone who is, then this segment is for you. Then, Nick chimes in with a story about silence. Plus a special opening segment, with greetings from Brett & Nick and some holiday themed WTSdigs. To join our mailing list visit www.wheretheressmoke.co * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * WTS Digs!   Brett: Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, A Very Ping Pong Christmas: Funky Treats from Santa’s Bag https://shawnleeubiq.bandcamp.com/album/a-very-ping-pong-christmas-funky-treats-from-santas-bag Jazz Dispensary: Holiday Treats http://www.recordstoreday.com/NewsItem/6533 Nick: People Like Us - Christmas at Tate Modern: https://archive.org/details/PeopleLikeUs-ChristmasTateModern Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/specials/joe-pera-helps-you-find-the-perfect-christmas-tree/   ...   Previous Holiday Related Digs: Walking Through Airports/Malls/Busy Streets listening to Christmas music on headphones John Denver & The Muppets, A Christmas Together A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80042368  SOMA FM Holiday Radio App http://somafm.com/  * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online
December 6, 2016
How much of who we are is influenced by where we are? And what do we do if we feel our environment is draining us, instead of charging us? A year and a half ago, Brett moved from San Francisco to the suburbs of Toronto, and lately he’s wondering - well, actually he’s worried - if his new environment may be having a negative effect on him. So he sets out to explore how each of us are affected by both what is around us, and who is around us. And we learn not only what impact our environment has on our thoughts, feeling, and results; but also what we can do to alter environments that might not support us. Along the way we hear from the author Adam Alter; Neuroscience Professor Sebastian Seung; Zig Zigler; and Jason Silva. And have a one-on-one conversation with the founder of Archangel and the Archangel Summit, Giovanni Marsico. Plus a new edition of WTSdigs. GUEST Giovanni Marsico Twitter: @GiovanniMarsico Websites: www.archangelsummit.com / www.archangelacademy.ca Tickets are now available for the 2017 Archangel Summit happening on September 9, 2017. To join our mailing list visit www.wheretheressmoke.co * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * WTS Digs! Brett: SomaFM Holiday Radio -  website: http://somafm.com / iTunes App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/somafm-holiday-radio/id579160357?mt=8 Nick: “Things that are much better than they have any right to be” “Scoreboard” by Apollos Hester and The Gregory Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CClOsC26Lw “Bushes of Love” by Bad Lip Reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RySHDUU2juM “Seagulls! (Stop It Now)” by Bad Lip Reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9t-slLl30E * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
November 22, 2016
Much of life is out of our control. Often we are in situations where our level of control is small, but the impact of not having control is potentially large. And these moments can challenge our character, hamper our forward progress, or just be incredibly frustrating. This week, we talk about how you can grasp control from the hands of defeat. How you can stay proactive in these situations where you have little influence, and by doing so, learn how to increase your influence in seemingly impossible situations.  To understand these ideas in action, we hear a powerful story from celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin. Her story shows how this approach to control can literally save a life. Also, the host of the Entrepreneurs & Coffee podcast, Brendan Hufford, shares some of his thoughts. And we announce The 42 Project - a chance for our creative listeners to share their inspirations, promote themselves, and inspire others. *Remember* to leave a written iTunes review to help raise the visibility of the show. Also, make sure you encourage others to listen as well! Guest: JJ Virgin Website: www.jjvirgin.com Twitter: @JJVirgin JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online. Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
November 15, 2016
Mahatma Gandhi never said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.". But … that doesn’t mean it's not an accurate statement. This week, we explore what we can do to make a difference through service. We hear from author and speaker Jon Gordon; education leader Jim Kielsmeier; former Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams; and minister and activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To join our mailing list visit www.wheretheressmoke.co * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online
November 8, 2016
We don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but it’s Election Day in the United States of America. And that is causing many people just a bit of anxiety. So today, rather than release a new episode, we thought we could provide you with something calm, short, and packed with a smile or two to help you relax on a day that is often VERY long and stressful. This is a sort of Election Day “meditation”, as only Where There’s Smoke can deliver it. (And it even includes a couple of new WTSdigs!) To join our mailing list visit www.wheretheressmoke.co * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * *   WTS Digs! Nick: David Bull - Japanese Woodblock Printmaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5avyDs19U_k Brett: Radiolab, One Vote http://www.radiolab.org/story/one-vote/ * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online
November 1, 2016
What does it mean to be certain? Which comes first: judgement or reason? What is the difference between our differences dividing us or empowering us? And what does any of this have to do with riding an elephant? This week Nick & Brett explore the concept of certainty, as it exist in everything from our political climate, to our businesses, to our communities. And through the research of neuroliogist Dr Robert Burton, the insights of professor Jonathan Heidt, the experience of designer Mark Busse, and the unique perspective of writer Dan Harmon, they discover that self awareness, humility, and empathy may hold some of the keys to us gaining control of this wild beast called Certainty. Plus WTSdigs, a bunch of random clips, and a sound effect or three. To join our mailing list visit www.wheretheressmoke.co * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * WTS Digs! Nick: Trumpcast Podcast. Episode, “OK, You Win” http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/trumpcast/2016/10/a_trump_supporting_trumpcast_listener_bails_on_trump.html Brett: Audrey & Daisy documentary on Netflix  https://www.netflix.com/title/80097321 * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online
October 25, 2016
Ghost stories and a WTS Favorite? This special Halloween replay of our Criticism episode includes some "creepy" ghost stories, a campfire, and some new #WTSdigs.  *** Criticism seems to be running rampant in our world these days. This week, we ask some pertinent questions: Why do we seem more interested in tearing others down than building them up? What is the deal with this plague of criticism in our world? Why do we do it? And what does it cost us? Then we turn our sights to the alternatives to criticism. How can we alter our behaviour, inspire change, and build relationships? * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS
October 18, 2016
The US Presidential Election is weeks away, and while Brett and Nick initially thought they wouldn’t address it in the show, it eventually became clear there was no way around it. After all, the whole premise of Where There’s Smoke is to take pop culture and current events, and wrap it up into a conversation about self-development. And the current US Election is dominating both pop culture and current events. That said, this still is WTS and not a political podcast, so Brett and Nick are using the current election climate to talk about a series of things from responsibility to lying to democracy to decency. And though the show leaps off of things happening in the political arena, it is really about being a better human being, and we believe the ideas in here that apply to your everyday lives. So hit play, and let’s see if we can find the positive and productive in this perceived mess of an election. And of course, this week’s WTSdigs with Brett & Nick. To join our mailing list visit www.wheretheressmoke.co * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * WTS Digs! Brett: Reply All https://gimletmedia.com/show/reply-all/ Nick: Michelle Obama’s Speech About Sexual Assault and the Election: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ45VLgbe_E * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online
October 11, 2016
It’s the Season 3 premiere and Brett and Nick are asking: “Is stress really THAT bad?” To help them unpack this question they are joined by health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, Kelly McGonigal. Kelly’s most recent book is The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good At It.   Brett and Nick ask: What if everything you know about stress is but a fraction of the story? What if the science you know about stress is just a story? And what does any of this have to do with rodents and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Find out in this episode. Plus, Nick & Brett are back with a fully cooked segment of WTSdigs! To join our mailing list visit www.wheretheressmoke.co GUEST Kelly McGonigal Twitter: @KellyMcGonigal Website: http://kellymcgonigal.com/ Check out Kelly’s latest book, The Upside of Stress, and her TEDtalk, How to make stress your friend: https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * WTS Digs! Brett: Justin Johnson Nick: You Suck at Cooking Web Series. (Transcendental Granola) * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   #metaphorbeach
June 7, 2016
Lulu Miller helps us introduce this week's replay of Where There's Smoke because her podcast, Invisibilia, comes back on June 17 and she's looking for that all-important "Where There's Smoke Bump"! Thanks to her for recording the intro and, if you're a fan of WTS, you're probably going to love Invisibilia.  We've got something fun and different planned for a couple of Tuesdays from now, so make sure to keep checking back all summer! * * * (Original show notes) Lulu Miller of NPR’s Invisibilia joins us this week to talk about curiosity. Well, she really wanted to talk about adventure, exploration, and discovery; but for reasons we discuss in the show, Brett just couldn’t let curiosity go. Simply by asking, “What is curiosity?”, we find ourselves confronted with another whole set of questions: How curious are you? How do you measure it? Could one believe they are curious, and then discover they’re not? Could curiosity be something different than you think? Plus, we tip our hat to the great comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, which debuted 30 years ago this November and rode off on a toboggan 20 years ago this December. Well, if we want to get any answers to these questions, there’s only one thing left to do: Let’s go exploring!   * * * Guest: Lulu Miller Website: http://lutimestwo.com / http://www.npr.org/people/348775905/lulu-miller Twitter: @lmillernpr   * * * Be a pal and LEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW! K? Thx Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS   Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends: Pocket Nick recommends: Nathan For You   JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
May 24, 2016
So much of our life is going from Point A to Point B, and it is about execution, deliverables, and responsibilities. And there is an absolutely a place for that. However for our sanity, and our success, it is also important that we take breaks. And these breaks provide us with much more than just a rest - they are an opportunity to reboot and reset -  and they can dictate the quality of our work and our lives. In our 50th episode (and the final episode of Season Two), we are joined by Karan Bajaj - best-selling author, marketing executive, and striving yogi, who has found a way to take yearlong sabbaticals on a semi-regular basis. We talk with Karan about the importance of extended breaks on our creativity, mindset, and identity. Plus a few “digs” for the road. Make sure to text “SMOKE” to 66866 or visit www.wheretheressmoke.co to join our mailing list and get updated when season three gets started! * * * GUESTKaran Bajaj Twitter: @RealKaranBajaj To order a copy of Karan Bajaj’s new book, The Yoga of Max’s Discontent (and get some FREE gifts!), go to www.KaranBajaj.com/yogamax * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * WTS Digs! Brett: Campari & Soda (beverage) Nick: Lady Dynamite on Netflix & www.thebeatlesneverbrokeup.com. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunesFind us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online  
May 18, 2016
Eventually, we’re all forced to turn around and face the truth. In today’s episode, Nick shares a truth with Brett that he is having a hard time accepting and together - with some very special help - they try to get a handle on it. Where There’s Smoke is approaching the Big 5-0 (this is it’s 49th full episode), and we are talking acceptance. Plus, a brand new WTSdigs! * * * WTS Digs Brett: Whitney - No Woman: https://youtu.be/CGKN6qiDqnk Nick: “Next Time on Lonny”: https://youtu.be/nUnXlhzicx0?list=PL3qi8J5cf3ZgKEUhWzXmwFHurBR4F_a-k * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS
May 10, 2016
Do a Google search for ‘How Do I Find My Life Purpose’ and you will find a slew of articles and videos claiming to help you discover your purpose in 7 minutes … 5 minutes ….3 minutes...and even “less than 5 seconds”. But is there even a such thing or is purpose about something else altogether? Joining us is Drew Daywalt, author of the children’s book blockbuster, The Day The Crayons Quit. Drew’s journey provides us with lessons and insights into how we can strive and stumble through life to feel that sense of fulfillment, and live a purposeful life. Plus, a new edition of WTS digs (with nary a mention of a TV show!). GUEST Drew Daywalt Website: www.crayonspicturebooks.com Twitter and Instagram: @DrewDaywalt * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * Links from WTS DIGS! Brett: Hobbes & Me https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9CWTsG3tw1qKs5CbvRScKjCYmYzYAV_v Nick: CoffeeMate Girl Scouts Thin Mints Coffee Creamer https://www.coffee-mate.com/Products/Girl-Scouts-Thin-Mints.aspx#012187ce-476f-4dfa-8871-ede2337515f7 * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke, and also on Spotify and Google Play. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online  
April 5, 2016
Our first ever 48 Hour Challenge! We took suggestions from our listeners and this week we were assigned trauma. We’ll explore some of our own traumas, uncover what causes it, how we can cope with it, and even how we can thrive from it. And through it all, we are reminded that no matter our circumstances, one powerful element remains.Plus, a new WTSdigs. GUESTSAuberon Wolf Website: http://www.auberonwolf.com WTS Digs Brett’s Dig: Banshee (http://www.cinemax.com/banshee) Nick’s Dig: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (https://www.netflix.com/title/80025384_) * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * *DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunesFind us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS
March 22, 2016
All time is indeed created equal. Where it becomes unequal is in how we choose to spend it. This week’s episode started with 87 hours - 87 hours that Brett spent with his son, Radek. And those 3.5 days turned into an exploration of Quality Time: What is it, how do we create it, and why is it so critical to all of our relationships. Joining us in this exploration is Jim Shiels, creator of The Family Board Meeting strategy. And through several studies, including one that has spanned 75 years, we discover that quality time and the quality of our relationships has been shown to to strongly impact our health and happiness from childhood to adults.Plus, the grand return of WTSdigs. This time with Brett & Nick in the same room! GUESTS Jim Sheils Website: www.QualityTimeRevolution.com WTS Digs Brett’s Dig: Pickleback (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickleback) Nick’s Dig - Louis CK’s Horace & Pete (https://louisck.net/show/horace-and-pete) * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * *DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunesFind us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online   Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS
March 15, 2016
Criticism seems to be running rampant in our world these days. This week, we ask some important questions: Why do we seem more interested in tearing others down than building them up? What is the deal with this plague of criticism in our world? Why do we do it? And what does it cost us?Then we turn our sights to the alternatives to criticism. How can we alter our behaviour, inspire change, and build relationships?Plus, in our midroll, Nick is joined by some listeners to revisit multitasking and share your thoughts. * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * *DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunesFind us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online  Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS
March 1, 2016
As we get ready for an exciting March, enjoy another WTS Favorite from April 28, 2015. Brett is on the record that he’s “jealous” of this episode. Whatever that means. ENJOY! Remember to visit www.supportwts.com and join the The "I'm Giving Up a Cup Of Coffee A Month" Club! Just $5 a month. *** (Original Show Notes) Community is a living organism - it’s always changing. And while it once only existed in a physical place, now it can also exist in just space. Technology has helped communities to evolve and become global. As Nick and Brett both leave Northern California for separate destinations, we explore what community is, why it matters, how we embrace it, and also... how to let it go. We also talk to international educator, Jeff Utecht, to discuss the evolution of communication technology, how we adapt to change, and what’s next? Guest: Jeff Utecht Learn more about Jeff at www.jeffutecht.com Also: www.learning2.org and www.edurolearning.com Twitter: @jutecht * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.  
February 23, 2016
It's Single-Tasking Day and we’re taking the chance to talk about all things related to “focus”. We thoroughly explore multitasking and single-tasking while trying to understand what these habits do for our efficiency and our health. Plus, we also get to the bottom of who started Single-Tasking Day in the first place! We also speak with cognitive neuroscientist, Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman. She talks about the physical and emotional costs of multitasking - and, honestly, it’s a bit shocking. But there’s also good news! We provide some strategies that can help you rev up your brain's performance at any age. Plus we visit the “WTS Offices”, where Nick has a special message on how you can support the show. GUESTS Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. Website: www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu Twitter: @BrainHealth Ginger Marks http://www.holidaymarketingguide.com Theresa Gabriel tree.gabriel@gmail.com   * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online  Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS
February 16, 2016
This is the second episode in our examination of truth and lies. This week we’re exploring the lies we tell ourselves. Why do we do that and how can we figure out when we’re doing it? We talk to Dr. Cortney Warren, author of the book Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception. She talks with us about self-deception and how to combat it. * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * This week’s guest is Dr. Cortney Warren. Visit her at www.ChooseHonesty.com. Twitter: @CortneySWarren Book: Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
February 9, 2016
In honor of the return of Serial, this week we’re looking at Truth - well, truth and lies. Sometimes we lie for good reasons and sometimes we lie for bad ones. Which is which and why does it matter? Also, Author Scott Berkun also talks to us about The Myths of Innovation. Note: This is part one of a two-part episode. Make sure to come back next week!  * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * This week’s guest is Scott Berkun. Visit him at www.scottberkun.com. Twitter: @Berkun Book: The Myths of Innovation * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes   Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
February 2, 2016
We’re getting ready for a fun episode next week and so we figured today was the perfect day to revisit our past and share with you the important of "story" in shaping our lives. Also, make sure to visit www.supportwts.com and support our efforts! See you next week! * * * Stories are built into our DNA. For thousands of years they have shaped cultures, religions, and whole civilization. And they may just be the answer to the age-old question, ‘Who Am I?’ In this episode of Where There’s Smoke, we explore the power of stories. Defining their ability to help you influence others, and the role they play in defining you. We weave through scientific studies, TED Talks, and documentaries; as well as doing flybys of Mad Men, Seinfeld, Frankenstein, The Princess Bride, and others. Oh, and curious about the story of Where There’s Smoke itself? Who’s behind it? How did it start? Why? Well, we’ll give you a glimpse into that too. And we finish on a fantastic interview with author and speaker Ty Bennett, where we provide even more tangible insight and strategies for you to apply. Guest: Ty Bennett Learn more about Ty at www.tybennett.com * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
January 26, 2016
Where There’s Smoke is a year old and as Brett & Nick bounced around several themes for the anniversary show, everything kept pointing back to one idea: work. Yup. Work is both hard... and awesome. So this week they explore work. First, Nick shares Ira Glass’ concept of The Gap - a precarious place to be for anybody looking to accomplish something new. Then, Brett explores the word ‘Work’ itself and how it inspires us to keep going. Plus our first midroll in ages, and of course, WTSdigs. * * * Hey, we want to hear your thoughts and feelings on Year One of Where There’s Smoke. Send an email to connect@wheretheressmoke with your responses to some or all of these questions? What is…? Your Favorite In-Show Moment so far. What is the Best Advice/Insight you received from a Guest. What is Your Favorite Episode and Why And, if true for you, how has an episode of Where There’s Smoke, or the show as a whole, positively impacted your life? * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * Watch Ira Glass discuss the Gap https://youtu.be/BI23U7U2aUY See More on David White’s Consolations http://www.davidwhyte.com/consolations.html   Links from WTS DIGS: Brett: My Dad Wrote A Porno   Nick: Just tweet him at @PodcastMonster with your #EmptyiPhone recommendation! * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
January 19, 2016
Every week, we strive to use the stories around us - news, pop culture, sports - to help make a positive change within ourselves and our listeners. With so many people emotionally impacted by the recent death of David Bowie (including us), we wanted to try and understand what we can learn from his life. That ultimately led us into an exploration of authenticity. A word that in many ways has become misused in our modern lives; but the more we looked into what it means to be authentic, the more we realized that there was something valuable there. So, join us on an exploration to understand “authenticity” and how can we become more authentic in our own lives and businesses. Plus: A special David Bowie edition of WTS Digs. * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * Watch David Bowie’s “Lazarus” video. Links from our special David Bowie WTS DIGS: Brett: Click to Hear Nick: Click to Hear * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
January 12, 2016
New Year’s Resolutions. Around 45% of Americans will set a resolution for 2016 and by the end of January 36% will break them. Ultimately, only 8% of people who make resolutions, achieve them. Why? Well, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association, people cite the number one reason for not following through as a “lack of willpower”. And so in this episode, we set out to understand willpower. What is it? And how do you strengthen it? And what are some key things to be aware of in the process? Joining us is someone who knows a thing or a hundred about willpower, writer and educator Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct. Plus we debut a new segment, and Brett & Nick close out by sharing what they are digging. GUEST Kelly McGonigal Website: www.kellymcgonigal.com Twitter: @KellyMcGonigal * * * If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others discover the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * Link from our newest segment WTS Bumps: Writing Class Radio Links from WTS DIGS! Brett recommends Focus @ Will Nick recommends Hollywood Handbook * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS
January 5, 2016
As we prepare for our episode on willpower next week, we figured we'd revisit another favorite episode and hope that it helps show both how much work an episode of WTS takes AND how to do your best creative work.  Remember, we'd appreciate any support you could offer at www.supportwts.com. *** (Original show notes) To get from Point A to Point B - there is always a process. Sometimes it's intentional and other times it just happens. Some aspects of that process may be effective and, ultimately, help an endeavor succeed. Other steps in the process can actually be a hinderance; and slow down or derail, even the best of intentions or ideasThis week on Where There’s Smoke - for our 20th episode - we sifted through hours of Voxer messages and Skype chats, along with countless text messages and emails, to unpack the making of one episode of Where There’s Smoke. Specifically, last week’s episode on Values. And in this process we will analyze the process of process. What are some key elements that successful creators have implemented throughout the centuries? What do you most need to be aware of? What can serve you - and what can sink you? * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.  
December 29, 2015
In preparation for 2016 and the next new episode of Where There’s Smoke, we thought we’d review some important concepts that can help you hit the ground running with your resolutions. Our next episode will be on the topic of willpower and, not coincidentally, by the time January 12, 2016 rolls around, some people might already be struggling (or have completely given up on) their resolutions! What most people don’t realize though is that willpower is not about powering through, and much of its power comes from the foundation of the resolutions or goals you set in the first place. With that in mind, Brett is here to help you set that foundation, and in the process also recommends revisiting 3 Where There’s Smoke episodes before January 12th: First, our Can You Feel It? (Success); A Step In The Right Direction (Values); and A New Type of Hustle (Stillness).Then in the second half of the mini-episode, Nick joins Brett for a special expanded version of everyone’s favorite segment: WTS Digs. * * *If want to support the show and help keep it going, please check out Support WTS.com for our Patreon campaign. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
December 22, 2015
Just what IS Christmas Spirit? Is it real? If so, how do we get it? What the heck does CWB stand for? And what’s the role of nostalgia in this whole holiday season?This week, it’s A Where There’s Smoke Christmas. Brett finds himself a little down in the dumps around Christmas, but Nick may have just the cure - a mysterious VHS tape he found that contains the impossible. Join Brett & Nick as they go on a journey through history, psychology, and holiday classics to understand Christmas Spirit. Along the way, we’ll meet a cast of characters that all sound a lot like Brett & Nick, find out what the best Christmas Present Brett ever got was, and ultimately hear Nick share what the Christmas Spirit is all about. (Hint: Everyone can enjoy it!) So grab a cup of eggnog, cozy up to the fire, press play, and enjoy! * * * ‘Tis the season of giving. If want to support the show and help keep it going, please go to Support WTS.com and become a Patron. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes  Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
December 16, 2015
“Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” Those are the words of John Cleese in a talk he gave back in 1991 on Creativity. In this episode we explore the concept of Creativity. What is it? Are YOU creative? Can you be MORE creative? And how DOES creativity impact other areas of our lives? We go on this exploration with author, artist, entrepreneur, and activist David Usher, who earlier this year released the book, Let The Elephants Run: Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything. Plus, a special Holiday edition of WTS Digs. GUEST: David Usher Website: www.DavidUsher.com Twitter: @DavidUsher * * * If you love the show and want to support what we do, please visit www.supportwts.com and consider a donation to our Patreon campaign. Also, help others find the show by LEAVING AN ITUNES REVIEW! Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix Nick recommends John Denver & The Muppets, A Christmas Together * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
December 8, 2015
Why is it so hard to ask for things? Why do we resist? Why don’t we do it when we need support? This week, Brett and Nick launch their Patreon campaign - but they process was a difficult one. First, they had to wrestle with asking their listeners for support! This led them to ask some questions about asking. What about asking makes us so uncomfortable? Through the journey, they had conversations with Patreon’s Creation Relations Manager, Cole Palmer, and personal development facilitator Kathy Quinlan-Perez. Brett & Nick ask you to visit www.supportwts.com and consider supporting Where There’s Smoke. They just want to keep saying “YES!” to making this show every week. Thank you for your support! * * *GUESTS Cole Palmer, Patreon Twitter: @cepvi0Kathy Quinlan-Perez, PSI Seminars Website: www.psiseminars.com * * * Be a pal and LEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW! K? Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends Walking Through Airports/Malls/Busy Streets listening to Christmas music on headphones (Experience) Nick recommends Psychonauts 2 & Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Crowdfunding Campaigns)* * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online. Want to help support Where There's Smoke? Visit www.supportwts.com. Thank you for being the best and reading to the end of these podcast notes. Gold star for you!
November 24, 2015
This is one of Brett and Nick’s favorite episodes that, sadly, many listeners haven’t heard. So, while the WTS team takes some time off this week to rest up, please enjoy this encore presentation of “The Way It Is (Taste)”. This episode DOES contain new WTS Digs and Credits - there's some good stuff here. * * * Taste. What’s good? What’s bad? People often come guns blazing with their opinions on things - whether it be music, movies, art, food, or drink. But where do these ideas come from and why are they so deeply ingrained?This week on Where There’s Smoke we talk taste. Producer Nick Jaworski joins Brett as co-host this week and shares a story involving Canada’s top selling recording artist, the United States Air Force... and soap. And after exploring many influences and interactions of taste, we talk to Dr. Robert Woody from the University of Nebraska. He expands on taste as it relates to fandom, and teaches us about “burging” and “corfing”. Guest: Dr. Robert Woody Dr. Woody’s Blog: http://beingmusicalbeinghuman.com/Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/robert-h-woody-phd * * *Be a pal and LEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW! K? Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * *Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends the Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy. Nick recommends The Engineer Guy. * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.  
November 17, 2015
What is it about music that just takes you back to specific people, places, and moments? Well, this week, we explore how music intersects with our lives. Whether it’s playing, listening, or escaping it, music is finds a way to bury deep within us and remind us of our own stories. Nick is running this show this week and opens with a story about love, loss, and the Bb concert scale. Next, Elizabeth Sweetly tells us about how music seemingly haunted her until she came to grips with the realities of her own life. Finally, Jessi Broughton tells us about how music brought her best friend into her life - twice. We also speak with neuropsychologist Dr. Amee Baird about her research into music and memory. So, put on a stupid grin and let’s get to listening. GUESTS Dr. Amee BairdSpecial Thanks to Listeners Elizabeth Sweetly (@ej_sweetly) and Jessi Broughton (@searchtofindyou) for sharing their stories. Special thanks to Breathing Rhythm Studios in Norman, Oklahoma for audio recording assistance.  For more about the legacy that Ben has left behind, visit  https://www.facebook.com/beninspired/. * * *Be a pal and LEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW! K? Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends Mr. Nice. Nick recommends the Snarky Puppy song, Lingus. * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co).   DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
November 10, 2015
“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” That’s Steve Martin’s advice for anybody looking to be successful. We hear some form of this idea from countless actors, musicians, athletes, scientists: Do good work. This week, we attempt to unpack what “good work” truly means. We’re talking about “quality” - specifically as it pertains to situations where we are looking to break into a particular profession, get a promotion, or create a successful product. In those situations, doing “good work” requires us to understand what is expected in a given space and then be able to create it ourselves. Joining us in this conversation is Franklin Leonard, the founder of The Black List. We also hear from author and speaker Jon Gordon, and receive some emails from the author of The Martian, Andy Weir. Oh, and we talk about getting struck by lightning. Don’t ask, just listen. GUESTS Franklin Leonard Website: www.blcklst.com Twitter: @franklinleonard / @theblcklst Jon Gordon Website: www.jongordon.comTwitter: @JonGordon11   * * * Be a pal and LEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW! K? Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS. * * * Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends Rhye - Woman (Album) Nick recommends My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Show on CW and Hulu) * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
November 3, 2015
Each day, roughly 205 billions emails are sent, 3.5 billion Facebook messages are posted, and 40 million tweets are shared. In short, we are talking, texting, tweeting, and chatting at a very high rate. But in this process of sharing so many words - both in speed and quantity - we ask: Do we treat words with the same care we once did? And, do we ever stop to truly consider their power? We also ask: What if the phrase “Actions speak louder than words” wasn’t always true? What if, in our modern times, it’s the opposite? Our conversation starts with the first of Don Miguel’s Four Agreements; then we take a ride through some of the stories that have elicited reactions online and offline over the past 4 months; and, lastly, we go back a decade to hear a story about Nick and his Mom, including an interview with Nick’s mom herself, Barbara Jaworski.   * * *   Be a pal and LEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW! K? Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS.   * * *   Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends Brooklyn Nine Nine (TV Show). Nick recommends Ghost and their song, Cirice (Performance of The Late Show).   * * *   JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
October 27, 2015
Lulu Miller of NPR’s Invisibilia joins us this week to talk about curiosity. Well, she really wanted to talk about adventure, exploration, and discovery; but for reasons we discuss in the show, Brett just couldn’t let curiosity go. Simply by asking, “What is curiosity?”, we find ourselves confronted with another whole set of questions: How curious are you? How do you measure it? Could one believe they are curious, and then discover they’re not? Could curiosity be something different than you think? Plus, we tip our hat to the great comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, which debuted 30 years ago this November and rode off on a toboggan 20 years ago this December. Well, if we want to get any answers to these questions, there’s only one thing left to do: Let’s go exploring! * * * Guest: Lulu Miller Website: http://lutimestwo.com / http://www.npr.org/people/348775905/lulu-miller Twitter: @lmillernpr   * * * Be a pal and LEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW! K? Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends: Pocket Nick recommends: Nathan For You JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
October 20, 2015
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Robert Frost’s classic poem, The Road Not Taken. Also, October 21, 2015 has become known as Back to the Future Day because it is the exact date that Doc Brown, Marty McFly, and Jennifer travel to in the movie, Back to the Future 2. Now, if you look at both of these works - The Road Not Taken and Back to the Future 2 - they might seem vastly different! But, beneath the surface, both works examine the idea of choice. This week we dig deeper into Frost’s poem and discover that many people - including ourselves - have misunderstood its meaning. We lean on some insights from columnist David Orr and his new book, The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong. And we also talk about hard choices through some powerful ideas from Ruth Chang’s TED Talk on the same subject. And all of this exists within a big hat tip to the Back to the Future trilogy. As Brett & Nick take on the pseudo roles of Marty McFly and Doc Brown to take listeners on a ride through time, as only they can. * * * Be a pal and LEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW! K? Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends You’re The Worst on FXX (Season 1 is available on Hulu). Nick recommends Bojack Horseman on Netflix.   JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co).   DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes Find us on Pocket Casts here: http://pca.st/smoke You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
October 13, 2015
Listeners asked and so our second season premiere covers a topic that everyone struggles with: Procrastination. Unfortunately for Brett and Nick, life quickly began to imitate art when they found themselves caught in their own web of procrastination to get the episode finished. Brett and Nick ask: Why do we put things off? Why do we avoid them? And, if procrastination is just a symptom of something larger, then what are its sources? For answers, Brett turns to writer and blogger, Mark Manson. Mark shares some thoughts from his insightful article, “Everything You Wanted To Know About Procrastination But Were Too Lazy To Figure Out”. Was Mark able to set Brett right? Will they cure their own procrastination and make it to the end of the episode? Will Nick stop playing Mario Kart? Stay tuned. * * * Guest: Mark Manson Website: www.markmanson.net Twitter: @IAmMarkManson * * * Be a pal and LEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW! K? Thx. Connect with the show on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtspod and Twitter: @exploreWTS Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS! Brett recommends Ryan Adams’ cover of Taylor Swift’s album, 1989, as well as the mash-up album, Yeezer. Nick recommends Double Fine Adventure. * * * JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
September 25, 2015
Brett & Nick announce the release date for Season 2 of Where There’s Smoke -- Tuesday, October 13 -- and give a personal introduction to an encore play of our June 16th episode titled, “Believe It or Not (Gratitude)”. So, make sure you SUBSCRIBE to the show right now. As Shia Lebeouf would say, “Just DO IT!” * * * And Where There’s Smoke now has it’s own Twitter & Instagram accounts: @exploreWTS. Be among the first to follow - it will only get better. * * * DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online. Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co).
July 28, 2015
For the past couple of years it seems like one of the biggest buzzwords in business and entrepreneurship is “Hustle”. And most of the messaging around hustle is about “go, go, go!” - harder, faster, stronger, more. But what if that’s not the whole story? What if hustle is also about slowing down, pausing, and being still? And what if it is in that stillness that the best hustlers are made? In this episode, we discuss this concept with Kyra Maya Philips, co-author of the book The Misfit Economy -- which was named by The Telegraph, Tech Republic, and The Huffington Post as one of the Top New Books to read in 2015. We also bring in lessons from the life of convict-turned-entrepreneur, Duane Jackson. We also hear some wise words from writer and traveler, Pico Iyer. Lastly, we receive some widsom from author and activist, Lynne Twist. When it is all said and done, you may be left with a new idea of how to “Do The Hustle”. (Just in time for the 40th anniversary of it reaching #1 on the Billboard 100.) *Remember* to leave a written iTunes review to help raise the visibility of the show. Also, make sure you encourage others to listen as well! Guest: Kyra Maya Phillips Website: www.misfiteconomy.com Twitter: @ThisIsKyraMaya JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.     Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
July 21, 2015
Whether we realize it or not, day after day, we’re asked to make meaning out of our experiences. Why did something happen? What does it mean? What kind of person am I? The kinds of meanings that we pull out of these moments will have a huge influence on how our lives take shape. In this episode, Brett and Nick grapple to make meaning for themselves. Also, Nick speaks with Teri Griege - triathlete, cancer survivor, and author - about living and succeeding with cancer and how others derive meaning from her experiences. Lastly, we hear from a couple of listeners outside of North America! (Still no France.) Guest: Teri Griege Website: www.terigriege.com and www.poweredbyhope.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/terigriege JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
July 14, 2015
Much of life is out of our control. Often we are in situations where our level of control is small, but the impact of not having control is potentially large. And these moments can challenge our character, hamper our forward progress, or just be incredibly frustrating. This week, we talk about how you can grasp control from the hands of defeat. How you can stay proactive in these situations where you have little influence, and by doing so, learn how to increase your influence in seemingly impossible situations. To understand these ideas in action, we hear a powerful story from celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin. Her story shows how this approach to control can literally save a life. Also, the host of the Entrepreneurs & Coffee podcast, Brendan Hufford, shares some of his thoughts. And we announce The 42 Project - a chance for our creative listeners to share their inspirations, promote themselves, and inspire others. *Remember* to leave a written iTunes review to help raise the visibility of the show. Also, make sure you encourage others to listen as well! Guest: JJ Virgin Website: www.jjvirgin.com Twitter: @JJVirgin JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
July 7, 2015
Two stories separated by two years. Two moments moved by music. Have you ever felt lost? Ever found yourself stuck in a moment where you look outside of yourself for answers? Or where an answer came from outside - even when you weren’t looking? Throughout history music has played the role of the catalyst for everything from our individual lives to the direction of our societies. This week we explore that role - from the micro to the macro - through two vignettes. The first, a personal moment of struggle for Nick, and the second, Brett’s personal experience of a national moment of struggle. Each informing the other in some way, and linked by through the themes of music, being lost, and finding hope. JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
June 30, 2015
What if you could be more satisfied your life? Strengthen your problem-solving skills? Raise your awareness and intuition? Change your attitude about things you dislike? Be more creative? More innovative? Enjoy waiting in lines? And what if the power to affect all these things could be attained in the simple, yet powerful, process of a walk? This week, we do something a little different for our 25th Episode of Where There’s Smoke. We invite you to take a walk with us. We are joined by Alexandra Horowitz, author of On Looking, as we literally walk a few blocks of New York City - exploring the power of paying attention and observation to change our lives. Guest: Alexandra Horowitz Twitter: @DogUmweltWebsite: http://pages.simonandschuster.com/onlooking JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
June 23, 2015
Who do you consider wise today? Does anyone immediately come to mind? This week we explore the unexpectedly complex question: What is wisdom? Additionally, we discuss the state of wisdom today and how we can foster more of it in our world. Also, Nick & Brett pick themselves up from France’s rejection and reach out to all of our listeners outside of North America. And our headlining act for today’s episode is PhilosophersNotes’ founder, Brian Johnson. Brain is a reader, writer, teacher, and lover of wisdom, who is on a mission to optimize his life and the lives of others. Guest: Brian Johnson Website: PhilosophersNotes.com / brianjohnson.me Twitter: @_Brian_Johnson JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
June 16, 2015
Today’s episode opens with a story about fathers and, yet, the show is just as much about mothers, grandparents, teachers, and friends as anything else. We explore several important moments to uncover the true meaning of gratitude and how we can best practice it in our lives. Also, Brett has a vulnerable conversation with Corporate Renegade founder Matthew Goldfarb and Nick shares how you can be a part of the Where There’s Smoke team. Plus details on our upcoming meetups in Toronto, Vancouver, and New York City. Guest: Matthew Goldfarb Twitter: @MattsGoldfarb Website: www.CorporateRenegade.com JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
June 9, 2015
Superman can’t lead for sh*t. That was a playful title in the mix as we crafted this episode on vulnerability. As you listen, you will start to understand what that means, and how vulnerability feeds creation, fuels innovation, dissolves barriers, and expands presence. This week’s episode is an exploration of vulnerability -- why it’s scary, how we can re-frame it, and why the world so desperately needs it. And four times TEDx speaker and a man know for heart based connection in networking, Bobby Umar, joins us in the second half of the show. He shares a story that exemplifies vulnerability, both in its details and his willingness to share it with us. Guest: Bobby Umar Twitter: @RaehanBobby Website: www.raeallan.com JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
June 2, 2015
The road to frustration is paved with good intentions. Most of us can relate to having an experience, a conversation, taking a class, reading a book, listening to a podcast - and something grabs your attention. Sometimes it can feel like a 2X4 to your forehead. And you think, “I need to make a change!”, “I am going to start doing that!”, or “I’m going to stop doing that!” But then, contrary to our good intentions and certainty in the moment, we don’t follow through. Why? What happens? This week we are exploring behavior change and providing you with important insights to better understand how to motivate and facilitate change in your life. We are joined by two experts in the field of psychology. BJ Fogg, whose focus is on creating habits to affect change; and Jason Lassner, who looks at how to sustain change once we’ve made it. Guest: BJ Fogg Websites: www.bjfogg.com Twitter: @BJFogg  Guest: Jason Lassner Websites: www.readysteadychange.com   JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
May 26, 2015
To get from Point A to Point B - there is always a process. Sometimes it's intentional and other times it just happens. Some aspects of that process may be effective and, ultimately, help an endeavor succeed. Other steps in the process can actually be a hinderance; and slow down or derail, even the best of intentions or ideas This week on Where There’s Smoke - for our 20th episode - we sifted through hours of Voxer messages and Skype chats, along with countless text messages and emails, to unpack the making of one episode of Where There’s Smoke. Specifically, last week’s episode on Values. And in this process we will analyze the process of process. What are some key elements that successful creators have implemented throughout the centuries? What do you most need to be aware of? What can serve you - and what can sink you? *Remember* to leave an iTunes Written Review for your chance to win free coaching from Brett, free consulting or editing from Nick, or a 30-second spot on the show. DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod. JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co).
May 19, 2015
REMEMBER to leave an iTunes Written Review for your chance to win free coaching from Brett, free consulting or editing from Nick, or a 30-second spot on the show. * * * Values guide our every decision, whether we are aware of it or not. And they also have the power to align our character, attract others to us, and impact our ability to influence. This week on Where There’s Smoke we dig into values; share some examples of how they drive decisions; define what values are, how you recognize them, and why identifying yours is so important. Then, author and entrepreneur Chalene Johnson joins Nick and Brett in a conversation about values in action, and the discuss what you the listener can do to positively shift your mindset around values today. Guest: Chalene Johnson Website: www.chalenejohnson.com Twitter: @ChaleneJohnson Check out Chalene’s fantastic podcast, The Chalene Show. JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
May 12, 2015
Experience. It’s more than Jimi Hendrix’s band. It is the thing which shapes and sculpts us throughout our lives. It is the process by which wisdom and mastery are created. This week on Where There’s Smoke we explore the value of our experiences. We dig through our desire for instant gratification to discover that perhaps it just isn’t that gratifying. And we have a conversation with author and explorer Bassam Tarazi on why 3rd gear should be sexier. Also, we have a favor to ask you - the listener. It’s easy. It will make a huge difference. And we are even offering some awesome incentives in return. Remember to leave a review on iTunes for your chance to win free coaching from Brett, free consulting or editing from Nick, or a 30-second spot on the show! Guest: Bassam Tarazi www.bassamtarazi.com @BassamTarazi JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.     Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.  
May 5, 2015
Taste. What’s good? What’s bad? People often come guns blazing with their opinions on things - whether it be music, movies, art, food, or drink. But where do these ideas come from and why are they so deeply ingrained? This week on Where There’s Smoke we talk taste. Producer Nick Jaworski joins Brett as co-host this week and shares a story involving Canada’s top selling recording artist, the United States Air Force... and soap. And after exploring many influences and interactions of taste, we talk to Dr. Robert Woody from the University of Nebraska. He expands on taste as it relates to fandom, and teaches us about “burging” and “corfing”. Guest: Dr. Robert Woody Dr. Woody’s Blog: http://beingmusicalbeinghuman.com/ Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/robert-h-woody-phd JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.     Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
April 28, 2015
Community is a living organism - it’s always changing. And while it once only existed in a physical place, now it can also exist in just space. Technology has helped communities to evolve and become global. As Nick and Brett both leave Northern California for separate destinations, we explore what community is, why it matters, how we embrace it, and also... how to let it go. We also talk to international educator, Jeff Utecht, to discuss the evolution of communication technology, how we adapt to change, and what’s next? Guest: Jeff Utecht Learn more about Jeff at www.jeffutecht.com Also: www.learning2.org and www.edurolearning.com Twitter: @jutecht JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.     Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
April 21, 2015
Life is a series of moments and, these days, many people struggle to do two things - fully experience and fully capture their moments. And it turns out, doing both might be impossible. In this episode, we explore our modern tendency to use our smartphones to document everything around us. Then, we look to uncover a solution to more effectively live our moments and manage our memories. We also talk to author and speaker, Kevin Carroll, to explore the power of play and how we can be more curious and present in the moments of our lives. Guest: Kevin Carroll Learn more about Kevin at www.kevincarrollkatalyst.com. Twitter: @kckatalyst JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.     Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
April 14, 2015
There is a saying, ‘It’s not how you start that matters, but how you finish.” But what if how you finish is, in fact, dictated by how you start? Hard to say more than that without giving something away. Miracle Morning creator and author, Hal Elrod, joins us in the second half of the show to provide an almost foolproof method to start your days as your best self - present, grounded, focused, grateful, learning, and energized. Guest: Hal Elrod Learn more about Brad at www.halelrod.com Join the Miracle Morning Community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/MyTMMCommunity Twitter: @HalElrod LIKE our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wtspod. JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
April 7, 2015
Is fear really the only thing we have to fear? In this episode we seek not to define fear, but to understand it - and, in turn, to get a better grasp on its antidote - courage. We have a conversation with consultant and speaker Brad Axelrad on the five specific fears that may be stopping you from creating your success. And Brett has a special Birthday wish…   Guest: Brad Axelrad Learn more about Brad at www.faceyourdragon.com Twitter: @BradAxelrad JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.  Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod. P.S. If you've bothered to read all of these show notes, then please do us a favor and share the show with a friend - we'd appreciate it. Until next time...
March 31, 2015
Success. Most people say they want it, and yet few know what “it” is to them. Ask most people what success means to them, and they aren’t sure. In this episode, we give you a new perspective to contemplate success - by starting with “feeling”. And we borrow an idea from a “President of the Internet” to help you define it. We then have a conversation with Entrepreneur and Podcaster, Brendan Hufford, about what one psychologist called a “significant predictor of success” and how we can create that for ourselves. Guest: Brendan Hufford Learn more about Brendan at www.brendanhufford.com.And listen to his podcast, Entrepreneurs & Coffee Twitter: @BrendanHufford If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. Make sure to visit www.wheretheressmoke.co for complete show notes and links to all of the awesome people mentioned during the middle of today's show! DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online. Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod. JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co).
March 24, 2015
Why do we ask questions? What power do they have? And how can they help us create and shape our businesses, relationships, and lives? What would it sound like to take an exploration into the world of questions? Could we start with some famous movie quotes? Perhaps steer into historic moments? And maybe dig into: Why do we ask questions? What stops us from asking them more often? How can we strengthen our questioning skills? If I told you that your question asking skills may have peaked at 3 years old, would you listen? How do we incorporate two guests into the show? Would you be excited to hear from HopeLab’s Chris Marcell Murchinson and clinical psychologist (and game creator!) Dr. Kelly Werner? What if they share specific questioning tools we can use to accelerate connections and build authentic communities in our businesses and our lives?  Guests: HopeLab’s Chris Marcell Murchinson and Dr. Kelly Werner Learn more about HopeLab at www.hopelab.org Learn more about Dr. Kelly Werner’s Tell Me game at www.tellmethegame.com Twitter: @HopeLab Facebook: www.facebook.com/HopeLab DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online. Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod. JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website: www.wheretheressmoke.co.
March 17, 2015
Thinking, Fast and Slow would be a great name for your mind, if it were a professional wrestling duo in the ‘80s. It is also the title of a 2011 best selling book by psychologist Daniel Kahneman which analyzes the dichotomy between two modes of thought – Intuition (System 1) and Reasoning (System 2). This week we use the Internet as a springboard to start a conversation about how quickly we can jump to conclusions - both online and offline. We dig into our cognitive biases, which can often lead us astray in the art of decision-making, and we make note of the need to surround ourselves with people who can help us check and balance all of this. Along the way we get a splash of Anchorman, a hat tip to early 90s SNL, and hear wise insights from Daniel Kahneman himself. We close by having a “dinner conversation” with author, entrepreneur, and traveller, Bassam Terazi -- who brings it all home.   Guest: Bassam Tarazi Learn more about Bassam at www.bassamtarazi.com or www.colipera.com. Find Bassam on Twitter: @BassamTarazi. Don’t forget about our “Rate and Review Drive”! Go to iTunes and leave us a written review. Our goal is 115 written reviews by next episode. JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod. Remember to subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. New episodes every Tuesday!
March 10, 2015
Love is the still the killer app. No matter how much we innovate our strategies and advance our technology, all great leaders will tell you that caring is still at the heart of success. This week, we explore powerful concepts like kindness and support, while honoring the life of Stuart Scott - a man who practiced both habits throughout his life. We also look to tombstones for some wisdom, and explore the “philosophy of life in a nutshell” with Milton Mayeroff (“On Caring”). In our final act, we look at how lives get shaped by the actions of others, and introduce the concept of #PivotalForces. Who are the people who have positively changed the trajectory of your life? How can you thank them in a way that inspires others? A very special thanks to Dave Powers for appearing in this episode. Want to show your support for the podcast? Then please take a few minutes to RATE AND REVIEW THE SHOW ON ITUNES AND STITCHER. One review makes a huge difference and it would mean the world to us if you took the time to help us out. JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co) DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.   Connect with the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wtspod.
March 3, 2015
"Fish discover water last” is a French Proverb. It’s meaning is that when we are completely immersed in something, we are oblivious it is there. It is only when are pulled of it, that we can see how immersed we were. This week we leap off a viral rant by Gary Vaynerchuk and discuss the state of criticizing, complaining, and gossiping in our workplaces, our lives, and our world. What’s really going on? What are the costs? Who’s paying them? And what can we do about it? We have a powerful conversation with Will Bowen, the founder of A Complaint Free World. He tells us the five reasons why people complain and we challenge you to use one solution to rid yourself of all of them. Also, we not only answer last week’s question of “Who’s Listening to Us in Ghana?”, you actually get to meet him in a cool (and old timey) “Listener of the Week” segment. Guest: Will Bowen Learn more about Will at www.willbowen.com Twitter: @WRBowen Facebook: www.facebook.com/WillBowen Make sure to follow us on our new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WTSpod. We'll keep your news feed full of interesting and engaging content that may or may not be related to a recent episode. Either way, we want to keep you thinking. JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
February 27, 2015
Welcome to the first “extrasode” of Where There’s Smoke. These are quick episodes we produce between our full Tuesday episodes when we feel that we’ve got something to say. This week, we received an email from a listener in New Jersey commenting on our visualization episode and asking about the risks of being overly optimistic.   Leaping off a New York Times article he provided, and weaving through articles in Forbes & Scientific American, we pass through a TED Talk, and end up realizing that “knowing is half the battle”.   JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co).   DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. Join our mailing list by texting SMOKE to 66866, or by visiing our website.   You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.cofor links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
February 24, 2015
The Breakfast Club was released into theaters 30 years ago this month. John Hughes’ classic is about five teenagers who spend a Saturday in detention and realize they are more than their respective stereotypes. As with most Hughes movies, the themes and lessons are still very relevant today. So, what can we learn from The Breakfast Club that we can apply into our lives and businesses? In this episode, we weave through the ‘80s, dip our toes into the ‘90s, and end up in the present day discussing different modes of empathy - their benefits and costs. We finish in a “truthbump” conversation with author, speaker, and word nerd, Kevin Hall.   Guest: Kevin Hall Learn more about Kevin at www.powerofwords.com. Connect with Kevin at www.facebook.com/KevinHallLike. JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word “SMOKE” to 66866, or go to our website (www.wheretheressmoke.co). (Remember, we'rer sending new mailing list subscribers pictures of whatever we're doing when we hear from them!) DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.  
February 17, 2015
Stories are built into our DNA. For thousands of years they have shaped cultures, religions, and whole civilization. And they may just be the answer to the age-old question, ‘Who Am I?’ In this episode of Where There’s Smoke, we explore the power of stories - their ability to help you influence others and the role they play in defining you. We weave through scientific studies, TED Talks, and documentaries; as well as doing flybys of Mad Men, Seinfeld, Frankenstein, The Princess Bride, and others. Oh, and curious about the story of Where There’s Smoke itself? Who’s behind it? How did it start? Why? Well, we’ll give you a glimpse into that, too. And we finish on a fantastic interview with author and speaker Ty Bennett, where we provide even more tangible insight and strategies for you to apply.   Guest: Ty Bennett Learn more about Ty at www.tybennett.com JOIN our MAILING LIST by texting the word SMOKE to 66866, or go to our website: www.wheretheressmoke.co. One more thing: Please keep those reviews and comments coming on iTunes and Stitcher. We’ve had an amazing first four weeks and the show is passing some fun download milestones. Those reviews help us quite a bit… okay, a lot. Be a friend and let others know what you think!
February 10, 2015
Imagine if you knew how something was going to end, before it started? How much more effective would you be? How much more confident?  In this episode we leap off of Malcolm Butler's post Super Bowl interview to uncover the power of preparation and visualization in life and business. How does what we think and do prior to an event dictate our success during the event? You’ll find out in this episode, along with a great conversation with ex-NFL linebacker and current performance expert, Matt Mayberry. Guest: Matt Mayberry Get motivated and inspired by Matt at www.mattmayberryonline.com DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes. Join our mailing list by texting SMOKE to 66866, or by visiting our website. If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud, and/or to stream online.
February 3, 2015
Sure, we could have layed up like David Simms at the US Open for Episode 4, but we’ve got too much Roy McAvoy in us. So, we are charging forward and tackling one of the biggest questions of all, “What’s the meaning of life?” The episode starts with a question from a 6-and-3/4-year-old boy, veers through Monty Python, Douglas Adams, and Tony Robbins and ultimately lands not a place, but a perspective. We end the show talking to positive psychologist Laura Delizonna, and she helps us to understand what happiness really is, and it’s benefits in the workplace and in our lives.   Guest: Laura Delizonna Find out more about Laura Delizonna at www.choosinghappiness.com DOWNLOAD & LISTEN directly from iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/wts-itunes If you dig the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. You can also go to www.wheretheressmoke.co for links to Stitcher, SoundCloud,  and/or to stream online.
January 23, 2015
In this episode, we put Tom Brady forth as the main character in a show about accountability. This may ruffle the feathers of non-Patriots fans, and disengage non-sports fans; but if both can keep an open mind, we believe you will get great value. This episode will take you from Tom Brady, to comedian Mike Birbiglia, to a viral blog post by a recruiter in Australia, and through one of the best movie speeches of all-time. In the end, author and speaker Sam Silverstein joins us and you will be left with no more excuses for creating accountability in your life and business. To find out more about Sam Silverstein, visit http://www.samsilverstein.com/. For complete show notes, including a list of all audio clips and references, visit www.wheretheressmoke.co.  Join our mailing list by texting SMOKE to 66866, or visiting our website. Also, remember to rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever else you get your podcasts.
January 23, 2015
Tomorrow, January 28, is the 29th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. In this episode, Brett shares his memories of where he was when he found out, who told him, and how he felt. What it is about certain events that causes our memories to be so visceral, while others seem impossible to recall in any detail? We will weave through the words of Maya Angelou, a Boston College psychology study, Tiger Woods, and Monet; to end up in a conversation with Dr. Paul White on how we can authentically appreciate people, create more influence with them, and build cultures that work. To learn more about Dr. Paul White, visit http://www.appreciationatwork.com. For complete show notes, including a list of all audio clips and references, visit www.wheretheressmoke.co.  Join our mailing list by texting SMOKE to 66866, or visiting our website. Also, remember to rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever else you get your podcasts.
January 23, 2015
We launch Where There's Smoke into the atmosphere with an exploration of one of the hardest, and most valuable, skills in life to master - listening. The episode starts with a question: "How would Einstein have fared in today's comment culture world?" From there, it veers through the chatter in our brain, Facebook HQ, Mariah Carey, and The Wizard of Oz. Lastly, we speak with Courtland Warren for guidance on the questions we can be asking ourselves, in order to better be hearing others. Find out more about Courtland Warren at http://courtlandwarren.com/. For complete show notes, including a list of all audio clips and references, visit www.wheretheressmoke.co. Join our mailing list by texting SMOKE to 66866, or visiting our website. Also, remember to rate and review us on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever else you get your podcasts.
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