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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Hollywood Here We Come (Featuring Lukas Behnken)

11/23/2020
On this episode of the podcast, our intrepid heroes plan to take (tag)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, (tag)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...

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

Do We Really Want To Go Back To The Way Things Were?

7/24/2020
On this, the first episode of the podcast, Jared tries to stay awake, Paul demonstrates his poor command of the English language, and we discuss how the opportunity to change our work priorities from presence to productivity 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 makers,...

Duration:00:44:13