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The Best Pandemic Ever Podcast

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There's no such thing as a "good" pandemic. However, COVID-19 has brought our world to a stand-still, requiring us to rethink our systems, question our daily actions, and reassert what our shared values actually are. This is what makes our current situation a real opportunity to challenge old ideas, ask long overdue questions, and discuss new ideas for how we create the future. Join Jared Nichols and Paul Toolan as they share practical (and sometimes idiotic) ways to take a more active role in shaping the post-pandemic future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

There's no such thing as a "good" pandemic. However, COVID-19 has brought our world to a stand-still, requiring us to rethink our systems, question our daily actions, and reassert what our shared values actually are. This is what makes our current situation a real opportunity to challenge old ideas, ask long overdue questions, and discuss new ideas for how we create the future. Join Jared Nichols and Paul Toolan as they share practical (and sometimes idiotic) ways to take a more active role in shaping the post-pandemic future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United States

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There's no such thing as a "good" pandemic. However, COVID-19 has brought our world to a stand-still, requiring us to rethink our systems, question our daily actions, and reassert what our shared values actually are. This is what makes our current situation a real opportunity to challenge old ideas, ask long overdue questions, and discuss new ideas for how we create the future. Join Jared Nichols and Paul Toolan as they share practical (and sometimes idiotic) ways to take a more active role in shaping the post-pandemic future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Kids These Days... with Saathvik Boompelli

3/29/2021
On this episode of the podcast, Paul discovers his best years have passed him by, the team conspires to steal the intellectual property of their young guest, and Jared reveals his philanthropic resume is includes giving day-old stolen food to the homeless. All this, plus the ultimate story of turning lemons into lemonade from Saathvik Boompelli, one of the most remarkable and prolific young people to emerge from the pandemic yet. ABOUT SAATHVIK: Saathvik is a high school senior studying at...

Duration:01:03:51

There’s No Bizness Like Show Bizness...A Walk Down Hollywood Boulevard with Matt Chernov

2/26/2021
On this episode of the podcast, top ten lists you’d never imagine, an agreement that Jared is no Neil Diamond, and exploring the vast sea of opportunity in the ever-growing field of assassins-for-hire. All this plus insights and observations about the impact of COVID on the creative process, the final word on the best western movie ever, and possibly the most endearing story of Sir Roger Moore you’ll ever hear...all from the brilliant and prolific mind our guest Matt Chernov. ABOUT MATT...

Duration:01:33:18

F is for Fun...Sometimes; Talking Health from the Battlefield to the Bedroom with Geoff Dardia

2/18/2021
On this episode of the podcast, Jared reveals himself to be a rabid ageist; Paul’s untimely demise is predicted with unsettling conviction, and a race emerges to see who can be the first to crack wise about erectile dysfunction. All this plus perspective on how fear and anxiety is making us more vulnerable to COVID from the founder of the Special Operations Forces Health Initiative Program Geoff Dardia. ABOUT GEOFF Geoffrey Dardia has lead the way in educating the SOF community about the...

Duration:01:47:17

Netflix Hates You... A Deep Dive Into The Streaming Video Industry with Dan Rayburn

2/12/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we throw shade at AT&T again, Jared seizes another opportunity to complain about his career as an amateur cyclist, and Paul goes to extraordinary lengths to close the deal on a chicken sandwich at the grand opening of a new Chick-Fil-A. All this, plus insights on why Netflix thinks you’re an idiot with streaming video pioneer and industry expert Dan Rayburn. ABOUT DAN RAYBURN: Dan Rayburn is considered to be one of the foremost authorities, speakers, and...

Duration:01:40:21

Not Just Another Pretty Face... International Man of Mystery Nathan Ikon Crumpton

2/2/2021
On this episode of the podcast, we peek between the covers of a dirty novel; we follow our guest from Kenya, to American-Somoa, to Korea, and to Austria; and Jared realizes his lifelong dream to spend time with a professional model. Spoiler alert...it’s a dude. All this, plus a look at the wildly adventurous and incredibly impactful COVID year of Nathan Ikon Crumpton. Pro tip - don’t call him Nate. ABOUT NATHAN Skeleton racer: 5x USA National Team Qualifier, Former USA #1 and World #8, now...

Duration:01:11:44

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Jamie Mustard Part 2

1/6/2021
On this episode of the podcast, Jared admits to skewing the shows audience analytics by being a regular listener, Paul manages to weave vomitoriums into the conversation, and our guest Jamie Mustard takes the show down a rabbit hole of protest porn. All this, plus a discussion about how staring at devices and exploring social media can never hold a candle to sitting around the dinner table and talking. ABOUT JAMIE MUSTARD Jamie Mustard is an expert on perception in the physical world, a...

Duration:01:35:53

The Man With One Shoe...Talking Safety with Jake Green

1/1/2021
On this episode of the podcast, Paul shares the story of Steve The Cat, Jared eschews home delivery over bruised fruit, and the show repays the graciousness of their guest, a combat-wounded Green Beret, and Mormon, by implying he is a connoisseur of strange pornography. All this and insights on COVID from the perspective of security expert Jake Green. ABOUT JAKE: Jake is the director of Security for Freedom Consulting and the Co-Host of Security Matters with The Coffee Squad. Before...

Duration:01:15:21

The Vandemic Episode: A Look Inside Van Culture With Dylan Costa

12/18/2020
On this episode of the podcast, Jared emulates Al Capone by tangling with the IRS, Paul continues to search for the reasons why more people don’t recognize how delightful he is, and our weary travelers discuss everyone’s favorite, and inevitable, part of the show...30 seconds of awkward silence. All this, plus a fascinating conversation with Dylan Costa about the subculture of van-life; the place where paranoid doomsdayers and optimistic minimalists cross paths. ABOUT DYLAN: Dylan has...

Duration:00:56:41

The Election Episode

12/11/2020
In this episode of the podcast, Paul sells his soul for high-speed fiber, Jared promotes the benefits of organic train milk, and we open our kimonos and expose some engorged political opinions. All this plus a glimmer of hope from two people who voted differently but are still very much in love. ABOUT JARED Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors, and...

Duration:01:21:44

Hollywood Here We Come (Featuring Lukas Behnken)

11/23/2020
On this episode of the podcast, our intrepid heroes plan to take The Best Pandemic Ever on the road, Jared admits to being nyctophobic, and Paul reminisces about the joys of young love. All this, plus insight into how the Pandemic has impacted the world of actor, producer, documentarian film maker and Army BRAT, Lukas Behnken. ABOUT LUKAS: Lukas is an actor, director, producer, and documentary filmmaker. He is the Founder of Sterling Light Productions, a motion picture production company...

Duration:01:44:23

The Brawl Of The Century: An Adventure Into The Gritty Underbelly Of Micro-Aggressions.

11/16/2020
LISTENER ADVISORY: This episode contains multiple cans of whoop-ass, hurt feelings, and Jared’s tears. On this episode of the podcast, Jared accidentally buys a horse disguised as a dog, Paul continues to be dumbfounded by people who inexplicably ignore him, and the team engages in a brutal, all out, no holds barred, bare knuckled contest of micro-aggressions. ABOUT JARED Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and...

Duration:01:11:22

Virtual Insights with Jeff Ton

10/15/2020
On this episode of the podcast, Paul complains about a hummingbird infestation, Jared nearly reveals his unhealthy infatuation with Sasquatch, and we’re treated to a beautiful picture of a Grandfather’s joy. All this and perspective on everything from an unexpected benefit of virtual meetings to observations on the resurgence of wildlife from accomplished author, IT professional, and doting Grandpa Jeff Ton. ABOUT JEFF Jeff was dragged kicking and screaming into business and technology....

Duration:00:57:06

In the Belly of the Beast with Lolly Daskal

10/5/2020
In this episode of the podcast, Jared actually stays quiet for more than a minute, Paul admits to crop dusting an elevator, and The Best Pandemic Ever Podcast get’s it’s echo-chamber recalibrated by the brilliant and gracious Lolly Daskal, who’s pedigree reveals the hosts as the troglodytes they really are. All this, plus insight and perspective from someone living a completely different COVID reality than Paul and Jared...in the heart of Manhattan. ABOUT LOLLY Lolly Daskal is one of the...

Duration:00:53:46

Pros and Cons of Living in a Virtual Reality

9/28/2020
On this episode of the podcast, Jared and Paul discuss their first date, we discover Jared’s family vacation was spent exploiting endangered animals, and way more time is spent explaining the ins-and-outs of Paul’s dysfunctional digestive system. All this, plus insights and observations on how the pandemic is both amplifying the positives and exacerbating the negatives of life in a virtual world. ABOUT JARED Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a...

Duration:00:56:37

Ground Truth from Ground Zero featuring Jamie Mustard

9/21/2020
On this episode of the podcast, Paul wastes no time insulting our guest by comparing him to a board game character, Jared gets emotionally triggered because no one let’s him talk, and the legendary Iconast Jamie Mustard shares his amazing life story, his perspectives on the information ecosystem, and the life-changing effects the pandemic. All this, plus the ground truth from ground zero, Portland Oregon, where it turns out the level of unrest might not be as catastrophic as we are being...

Duration:01:10:06

Paul's Field Report

9/5/2020
On this episode of the podcast, Jared reveals his irrational fear of hotel voyeurs, Paul waxes nostalgic about old-school gangland violence, and we add to the list of cities that will most certainly not welcome us as guests. All this, and some ground truth from Paul’s travels around the United States. Turns out, despite what the information ecosystem is broadcasting 24/7, people are living their lives relatively free of fear, anxiety and tension...are are still being decent and kind. ABOUT...

Duration:00:53:39

Who is Essential To You?

8/29/2020
In this episode, Jared and Paul compare living in North Carolina to living on the surface of the sun, Jared indicts Paul’s agricultural acumen, and they both explore why getting a deeper appreciation for the people we care about is just one of the reasons this is The Best Pandemic Ever. ABOUT JARED: Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors, and change...

Duration:00:50:53

Crabs, Covid, and the Future of Education

8/21/2020
On this episode of the podcast, Jared tries to deny he has crabs, Paul has a revolutionary idea to supplant handshakes with face-spitting, and we bring unprecedented clarity and vision to a subject we have no experience, expertise, or business commenting on – the future of education. All this, and a report from the field that not only proves Rome is not burning, but also that this is The Best Pandemic Ever. ABOUT JARED: Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a...

Duration:00:43:40

Critical Thinking

8/14/2020
On this episode of the podcast, Paul shamelessly hawks his kids table making business, Jared makes a life changing decision to get sideways with Jesus, and we discuss how the slower pace and increased decision space is creating an opportunity for critical thinking to make a comeback. All this, plus more information about the above ground pool culture than you’ll ever need. ABOUT JARED: Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches...

Duration:00:53:40

Big Change Happens in the Small Things

8/2/2020
On this episode of the podcast, Jared and Paul both deny the pandemic is making them fat, Paul threatens to decorate various public bathrooms with Jared’s phone number, and we discuss how the realization that small things can aggregate into big change is just one of the reasons this is The Best Pandemic Ever. ABOUT JARED: Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry...

Duration:01:02:55