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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

Rebecca Schwarzlose - How Your Brain Interprets Your Reality

6/7/2021
Rebecca Schwarzlose is postdoctoral scholar researching brain development in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. Rebecca received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from M.I.T. and served as the editor of the scholarly journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences for three years. Rebecca's book, Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain―And How They Guide You, will be available on June 15, 2021. Brainscapes was supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan...

Duration:01:00:08

Guy Perelmuter - The Coming Deep Tech Revolution

5/24/2021
Guy Perelmuter is the founder of GRIDS Capital, a deep tech venture capital firm focusing on artificial intelligence, robotics, life sciences, and technological infrastructure. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in 1994 and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1996, both from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Guy has 20 years of experience in risk Management, asset allocation and venture capital. Guy's newest book is Present...

Duration:01:18:19

Scott Miller - How to Brand Yourself for Success

5/11/2021
Scott Miller built a 25-year career at the FranklinCovey Company serving in nearly every role imaginable. Scott currently serves as the Special Advisor on Thought Leadership for the FranklinCovey Company and is the host of their weekly podcast series, On Leadership with Scott Miller. Scott's newest book is Marketing Mess to Brand Success: 30 Challenges to Transform Your Organization's Brand (and Your Own). You can read more about Scott at: scottjeffreymiller.com. We have a brand new...

Duration:01:03:38

Paul English - Networking and Storytelling are the Keys to Success with Kayak Founder

4/27/2021
Paul is the Founder and CTO of Lola.com, the easiest way for businesses to manage their employee travel. Previously, Paul was CTO of KAYAK, a travel company he co-founded in 2004, took public in 2012, and sold to Priceline in 2013. Paul is also the founder of GetHuman, a service created to give consumers excellent customer service at any company, Intermute, a security software company, and Boston Light, a small business ecommerce startup he sold to Intuit. Paul is the subject of Tracy...

Duration:00:55:48

Melissa Bernstein - Billionaire Founder Talks Truth About Entrepreneurship

4/15/2021
Melissa Bernstein is the co-founder of Melissa & Doug, the toy company committed to nurture children's imaginations. She is also the author of, LifeLines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light. You can read more about Melissa and her book at: lifelines.com/about-melissa. Check out the toys at www.melissaanddoug.com! We have a brand new podcast coming soon! To learn more about the upcoming show, sign up for the newsletter at smartpeoplepodcast.com/new Become a...

Duration:00:38:29

Dr. Bruce Greyson - Is There Life After Death

3/29/2021
Dr. Bruce Greyson is the Chester Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He has earned awards for his medical research and was elected a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest honor bestowed by that organization. He is also the author of, After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond. You can read more about Dr. Greyson and his book at:...

Duration:01:01:11

Dr. Shanna Swan - What Your Sperm Says About Your Health

3/15/2021
Dr. Shanna Swan is one of the world’s leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists and a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Her book is, Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race and is available now. You can read more about Dr. Swan and her book at: shannaswan.com. Follow...

Duration:00:54:10

Charlene Walters - Time to Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur

3/1/2021
Charlene Walters is an author, speaker, entrepreneurship/motivation coach, and also developed a Digital Entrepreneurship MBA program. Carlene is the author of the book, Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur: 10 Mindset Shifts for Women to Take Action, Unleash Creativity, and Achieve Financial Success. You can read more about Charlene and her book at: ownyourother.com. Follow @CWaltersPhD on Twitter. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today:...

Duration:00:56:41

Suneel Gupta - Why Others Take a Chance on You

2/15/2021
Suneel Gupta is the founder of RISE and is on faculty at Harvard University. Suneel's new book, Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You, is available on February 23, 2021. You can read more about Suneel and his upcoming book at: backable.com. Follow @suneel on Twitter. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: LinkedIn - When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the...

Duration:01:06:16

Dorothy Holinger - The Impact of Grief

2/2/2021
Dorothy Holinger, Ph.D., was an academic psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for over 23 years. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and has her own psychotherapy practice. Her book is, The Anatomy of Grief. You can read more about Dorthy on her website: dorothypholinger.com. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsors: Audible - Visit audible.com/smart or text smart to 500-500 to...

Duration:00:40:59

Erin Meyer - How Netflix Won

1/18/2021
Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD, one of the leading international business schools. Her work focuses on how the world's most successful managers navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a global environment. She recently co-authored a book with Reed Hastings, titled, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. The book focuses on the principles needed to build a company culture that is innovative, fast, and flexible. You can read more about Erin and her work at:...

Duration:01:10:10

Lisa Feldman Barrett - Why Do We Have a Brain?

1/4/2021
Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University. Lisa is among the top one percent most cited scientists in the world for her research in psychology and neuroscience. She is the Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Harvard University. She is also the author of the new book, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain. You can read more about Lisa and her work at: lisafeldmanbarrett.com. Follow Lisa on...

Duration:00:59:36

Dr. Jason Fung - A New Understanding of Cancer

12/14/2020
Dr. Jason Fung is a nephrologist and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets. He has written multiple bestselling health books - The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally, and now we discuss his newest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery. You can read more about Dr. Fung's work at: thefastingmethod.com. Follow Dr. Fung on Twitter:...

Duration:01:02:02

Remembering Tony Hsieh - 2011 Interview

11/30/2020
This is a re-airing of our 2011 interview with Tony Hsieh. Tony meant an incredible amount to a lot of people. He was beyond kind to us in 2011 when we had just started the podcast and we will never forget the advice he shared with us.

Duration:00:33:26

Kevin Vallier - Can You Trust Politicians (Or Anyone)

11/17/2020
Kevin Vallier is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University, where he directs their program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law. Vallier’s interests lie primarily in political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). His newest book, Trust in a Polarized Age is out now! You can read Kevin's blog Reconciled at kevinvallier.com. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kvallier. Become a Patron! Help us grow and become...

Duration:00:59:44

Harry Kraemer - What Do You Value? Prove it.

11/2/2020
Harry Kraemer is a professor at Kellogg School and former CEO of Baxter. In his newest book, Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life - he breaks down how to prioritize your life - and this is more than just a time management book. This book offers advice when we all experience imbalance and how to build new habits. All book proceeds benefit One Acre Fund in Africa. You can find out more about Harry at his website: harrykraemer.org Become a Patron! Help us grow...

Duration:00:59:57

Tal Ben-Shahar - The Science of Happiness

10/19/2020
Tal Ben-Shahar is a bestselling author and lecturer. He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated...

Duration:01:10:29

Maelle Gavet - The Case for Empathy in Tech

10/5/2020
Maëlle Gavet is a leading technology executive and entrepreneur. She was a Principal at Boston Consulting Group, went on to become the CEO of OZON.ru, then became the executive VP of operations of the Priceline Group. To top things off, Maëlle wasn't done yet... she then went on to become the Chief Operating Officer at the real estate platform Compass. Maëlle's new book is, Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech's Empathy Problem and How to Fix It. You can find out more about Maëlle at her...

Duration:01:13:59

Guy Raz - Guy Tells Us His Entrepreneurial Secrets

9/22/2020
Guy Raz is the host and co-creator of three NPR programs: How I Built This, TED Radio Hour, and Wow in the World. Guy has interviewed thousands of people and he brings their knowledge and stories to you on a regular basis. As if that isn't impressive enough, Guy is the first person in history to have 3 podcasts in the Top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts! Guy's new book is out now: How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs. You can find...

Duration:01:00:01

Adam Alter - Working remotely? Avoid technology overwhelm.

9/7/2020
Adam Alter is an Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a New York Times bestselling author and he has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, New Yorker, WIRED, Slate, Huffington Post, Popular Science, and many more. You can find out more about Adam at his website: http://adamalterauthor.com/ Become a Patron! Help us grow and become a Patron today: https://www.patreon.com/smartpeoplepodcast Sponsor: LinkedIn Jobs -...

Duration:00:53:45