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Smart People Podcast

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Smart People Podcast is a biweekly, interview-based podcast that features today's most well respected thought leaders engaging in authentic, insightful conversation for the benefit of the listener. The host, Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Jon Rojas, utilize their insatiable curiosity and relatable charm to provoke their guests into giving the interview of a lifetime. Every single guest has achieved a high level of recognition within their arena and in doing so has collected a wealth of experiences and insights that are brought to life in this top ranked podcast. Show topics include: psychology, leadership, education, technology, entrepreneurship, relationships, and much more.

Smart People Podcast is a biweekly, interview-based podcast that features today's most well respected thought leaders engaging in authentic, insightful conversation for the benefit of the listener. The host, Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Jon Rojas, utilize their insatiable curiosity and relatable charm to provoke their guests into giving the interview of a lifetime. Every single guest has achieved a high level of recognition within their arena and in doing so has collected a wealth of experiences and insights that are brought to life in this top ranked podcast. Show topics include: psychology, leadership, education, technology, entrepreneurship, relationships, and much more.

Location:

Arlington, VA

Description:

Smart People Podcast is a biweekly, interview-based podcast that features today's most well respected thought leaders engaging in authentic, insightful conversation for the benefit of the listener. The host, Chris Stemp, and his co-host/producer Jon Rojas, utilize their insatiable curiosity and relatable charm to provoke their guests into giving the interview of a lifetime. Every single guest has achieved a high level of recognition within their arena and in doing so has collected a wealth of experiences and insights that are brought to life in this top ranked podcast. Show topics include: psychology, leadership, education, technology, entrepreneurship, relationships, and much more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Dr. Marc Schulz - How to Live the Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness

1/16/2023
Marc Schulz is the associate director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development and the Sue Kardas PhD 1971 Chair in Psychology at Bryn Mawr College. He also directs the Data Science Program and previously chaired the psychology department and Clinical Developmental Psychology PhD program at Bryn Mawr. Dr. Schulz received his BA from Amherst College and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Schulz' book, The Good Life: Lessons from the World's...

Duration:01:01:23

2022 Year in Review

1/2/2023
2022. It was quite the year. Jon's wife is having a baby! Chris is excited to rebrand! Join us as we discuss some of our favorite clips from 2022 and what we are looking forward to in 2023. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: RocketMoney - Cancel your unnecessary subscriptions right now at rocketmoney.com/SMART. Blinkist - Go to Blinkist.com/SMART to start your 7-day free trial and get 25% off of a...

Duration:01:00:34

Jennifer Moss - The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It

12/19/2022
Jennifer Moss is an award-winning writer, international speaker, and workplace culture strategist with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She is a nationally syndicated radio columnist and freelance journalist. She writes for Harvard Business Review and her work has appeared in CNN, TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Jennifer's book, The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It, is available now! Learn...

Duration:01:01:28

Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn - Finding Purpose in Silence

12/5/2022
Leigh Marz is an author, leadership coach, and collaboration consultant. She has led diverse initiatives, including a training program to promote an experimental mindset among multi-generational teams at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Justin Zorn has served as both a policymaker and a meditation teacher in the US Congress. On Capitol Hill, he served as Legislative Director to three Members of Congress. As a writer, he has been a contributor to publications including Harvard Business...

Duration:00:53:02

Bethany Brookshire - Can we Separate Humans from Nature?

11/21/2022
Bethany Brookshire is a science writer and author. She is also a podcast host on the podcast Science for the People, where she interviews scientists and science writers about the science that will impact people’s lives. Bethany Brookshire's book, Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains, will be available on December 6, 2022. Learn more about Bethany Brookshire at bethanybrookshire.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today:...

Duration:00:47:11

David Sikorjak and Ben Valenta - Why it’s Better to be a Sports Fan

11/7/2022
Ben Valenta is the SVP of Strategy & Analytics for FOX Sports. In his previous life as a consultant, he advised an incredible array of clients, including: Nike, the NFL, Anheuser-Busch InBev, YouTube, ESPN, National Geographic, MSNBC, NBC News, Livestrong, the New York Knicks, and the New York Rangers. David Sikorjak is the founder of Dexterity Consulting, a strategy and analytics consultancy that artfully blends research, analysis, and empathy to transform how brands think. Prior to that,...

Duration:00:48:13

Kristin Keffeler - How Money Changes Your Perspective

10/24/2022
Kristin Keffeler is the founder and principal for Illumination360 and the Chief Learning Officer for the Johnson Financial Group. Kristin graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Denver. Kristin's book, The Myth of the Silver Spoon: Navigating Family Wealth and Creating an Impactful Life, will be available on November 22, 2022. Learn more about Kristin at illumination360.com/about. Support the Show - Become a...

Duration:00:48:49

Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebahn - The secret to generating great ideas

10/10/2022
Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebahn are the authors of, Ideaflow: The Only Business Metric That Matters, which is available on October 25th. Jeremy is the Director of Executive Education at Stanford d.school and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford's School of Engineering. He is the co-host of the d.school’s widely popular program “Stanford’s Masters of Creativity.” Perry is a co-founding member of Stanford's d.school faculty. He is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Executive Education at Stanford...

Duration:00:53:14

Christie Hunter Arscott - Reimagine Risk, Embrace Uncertainty & Launch a Brilliant Career

9/26/2022
Christie Hunter Arscott is an award-winning advisor, speaker, and author. A Rhodes Scholar, Christie has been named by Thinkers50 as one of the top management thinkers likely to shape the future of business. Christie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brown University and two Master’s degrees with a focus on gender research from the University of Oxford. She currently serves on the Women’s Leadership Board of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School....

Duration:00:53:58

Mauro Porcini - Will Companies Finally Put People First?

9/12/2022
Mauro Porcini is PepsiCo’s first ever Chief Design Officer. He joined the food & beverage corporation in 2012 and in said role he is infusing design thinking into PepsiCo’s culture and is leading a new approach to innovation by design that impacts the company’s product platforms and brands. These brands include Pepsi, Lay’s, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Sodastream, Doritos, Lifewtr, bubly, Aquafina, Cheetos, Quaker, 7Up, Mirinda... just to name a few! Mauro's book, The Human Side of Innovation:...

Duration:00:47:40

Will Storr - The Status Game - On Human Life and How to Play It

8/29/2022
Will Storr is an award-winning writer and author of six books, including his newest, The Status Game. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker and The New York Times. He has also been presented with the AIB Award for Best Investigative Documentary for his BBC radio series. Will's book, The Status Game, is available now! Learn more about Will at willstorr.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today:...

Duration:00:59:14

Steve Magness - How to Build Healthy Resilience and Toughness

8/15/2022
Steve Magness is a world-renowned expert on performance and has served as an executive coach to individuals in a variety of sectors. Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and a graduate degree from George Mason University. He is the coauthor of Peak Performance, The Passion Paradox, and the author of The Science of Running. Collectively, his books have sold more than a quarter-million copies in print, ebook, and audio formats. Steve's book, Do Hard Things:...

Duration:00:55:28

Kathryn Judge - The Middlemen who have Taken Control of our Economy

8/1/2022
Kathryn Judge is a law professor, author, financial regulation expert, and mother of two. Kathryn joined the faculty at Columbia Law School in 2010 and currently serves as the Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law. Her research shows how we can promote a more resilient and accountable financial system, and how regulatory design can enhance the legitimacy and efficacy of financial regulation. Kathryn's book, Direct: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source, is...

Duration:00:55:22

Eric Barker - Everything You Know About Relationships is (Mostly) Wrong

7/18/2022
Eric Barker is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong, which has sold over half a million copies. Eric is also a sought-after speaker, having given talks at MIT, Yale, Google, the United States Military Central Command (CENTCOM), and the Olympic Training Center. Eric's newest book, Plays Well with Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About...

Duration:00:49:38

Todd Kashdan - How to Challenge the Status Quo… and Win

7/4/2022
Todd Kashdan is a two-time Smart People Podcast guest. As a Professor of Psychology and a leading educator to the public, Todd translates state-of-the-art science for practical application to improve our everyday lives. He is well-known for his energetic and disarming communication style. Awarded the 2013 Distinguished Early Career Researcher Award by the American Psychological Association, Todd Kashdan is among the world’s top experts on the psychology of well-being, psychological...

Duration:01:09:26

Julie Winkle Giulioni - Promotions Are So Yesterday

6/20/2022
Julie Winkle Giulioni is a champion for workplace growth and development. She believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their potential. Julie is the co-author of the international bestseller, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want. Julie's newest book, Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development. Help Employees Thrive, is available now! Learn more about Julie at juliewinklegiulioni.com. Support the Show -...

Duration:00:50:14

Avery Carl - Making Passive Income With Real Estate In Today’s Market

6/6/2022
Avery Carl was named one of Wall Street Journal’s Top 100 and Newsweek’s Top 500 agents in 2020. She and her team at The Term Shop focus exclusively on Vacation Rental and Short Term Rental Clients, having closed well over 1 billion dollars in real estate sales. Avery has sold over $300 million in Short Term/Vacation Rentals since 2017. Avery's book, Short-Term Rental, Long-Term Wealth: Your Guide to Analyzing, Buying, and Managing Vacation Properties, is available now. Learn more about...

Duration:00:55:26

Chuck Ruby - Is Mental Illness A Myth - Part 2

5/23/2022
Dr. Chuck Ruby earned his Ph.D. in 1995 at Florida State University. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years of military service as a criminal, counterintelligence, counterespionage special agent, and investigative psychologist in many capacities across the globe. Following his military career, Dr. Ruby has been a psychologist and coach in private practice. Chuck's newest book is Smoke and Mirrors: How You Are Being Fooled About Mental Illness - An Insider's Warning...

Duration:01:19:03

Kute Blackson - How to Find Your Truth

5/9/2022
Kute Blackson is an inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. He is also the best-selling author of You. Are. The. One. Kute's newest book, The Magic of Surrender: Finding the Courage to Let Go is available now! Learn more about Kute at: kuteblackson.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Sandland - For 15% off, use code SMARTPEOPLE15 at sandlandsleep.com. Fast Company Press - Visit...

Duration:01:00:40

Dan Pink - The Power of Regret

4/25/2022
Dan Pink is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. Dan was host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. He also hosts a popular MasterClass on sales and persuasion. Dan's newest book, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward is available now! Learn more about Dan at: danpink.com. Support the Show - Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today:...

Duration:00:50:42