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Thank you Mario! But our compassion is in another castle! - TCAP S3 E10

9/21/2018
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Video gaming, compassion and “unschooling.” This episode looks at the connection between video games and compassion from the perspective of kids…specifically from the perspectives of Cade (14), Quinn (12) and Cole Kukk (11). Is there a link between video games and violence? Are there video games where compassion is the key for ‘leveling up’? While we address these questions and more, we also get introduced to the concept of “unschooling” and its importance to successful learning.

Duration:00:44:56

You can't say that... can you? - S3 E9

9/13/2018
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Safe spaces, trigger warnings, and disinviting speakers. Should we have 'safe spaces' in universities and should teachers at all levels of learning provide ’trigger warnings’? To have or not have safe spaces...what is the compassionate answer? The articles discussed in this episode are: (1) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/27/books/review/splintering-william-egginton-coddling-greg-lukianoff-jonathan-haidt.html and (2)...

Duration:00:48:45

That's your favorite book?! - S3 E8

9/6/2018
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The Great American Read. PBS is hosting a nation wide read-a-thon this year via “The Great American Read” (https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/) and the podcast team covered a few of the 100 titles through not only the lens of compassion but also a debate about whether the list is based more on a popularity contest rather than excellent writing. We were joined by a reading expert, Debbie Parker, with the hope of inspiring not only reading but voting for your favorite books.

Duration:00:55:46

The Bleeding Edge - S3 E7

8/30/2018
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Do you want to know something you probably don’t know but should? Over 95% of medical devices (from birth control and heart devices to knee and shoulder replacements) in the United States are not tested or regulated before they are implanted in Americans. An American first grader goes through more testing than over 95% of American medical devices and it is having serious health consequences across the country. The podcast crew is joined by a leader (and compassionate achiever) in America’s...

Duration:00:53:49

Artificial Intelligence - S3 E6

8/24/2018
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Does compassion matter in artificial intelligence? The podcast team addresses this question using the AMC television show HUMANS and newspaper articles from both The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Duration:00:42:11

Peanuts or pretzels? - S3 E5

8/15/2018
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Travel and compassion. Can the two words go together without any sense of irony? This episode is about the role that compassion (or the lack of it) plays in traveling. We were inspired to do this show by a Wall Street Journal article on airplane evacuations (https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-dangerous-decision-air-passengers-keep-making-1533132796?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1) and a New York Times piece on Airbnb...

Duration:00:46:16

There's no "I" in team, but there are a couple in Compassionate Achiever - S3 E4

8/9/2018
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Team player? Do you know the difference between coordinating and collaborating? The podcast crew tackles the idea of whether “you can be too much of a team player” and explores why knowing the differences between coordination and collaboration are important when managing teams. This episode was inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-could-be-too-much-of-a-team-player-1532352464?mod=hp_lead_pos11.

Duration:00:43:45

Compassion? In Healthcare?? - S3 E3

8/1/2018
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Where’s the compassion in healthcare? The short answer is nurses! Our focus for this episode is healthcare and what can be done about the lack of compassion seemingly rising in the field. We also have a surprise nursing guest join us. We start the episode, however, discussing 6 very different books (fiction and nonfiction) that have compassion as a central component of their theme…we wanted to help you fill your summertime reading list.

Duration:01:14:30

Spy Kids (No, not THAT Spy Kids) - S3 E2

7/28/2018
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How do you spell ‘spies' in the United Kingdom? K-I-D-S. This episode explores the United Kingdom's use of children as spies (this is for real) and specifically asks if using kids in such a role is compassionate and effective. For those of you interested in reading more about this topic, here is The New York Times article that inspired us to do this episode: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/world/europe/uk-undercover-child-spies.html.

Duration:00:43:19

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - Reflections - S2 E2 - Elin Hilderbrand

6/29/2018
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Reflecting on past episodes and looking forward to the new season. Tracy, Chris, and Pete (CA Podcast’s engineer and producer) discuss not only past guests and issues but also how the next season of The Compassionate Achiever Podcast will be structured. This is one time where looking forward and backward simultaneously won’t trip you up! Thanks for being a part of our show. Here is our reflection on one of our favorite episodes with guest Elin Hilderbrand.

Duration:01:08:26

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - S3 E01 - Season Three Opener

6/21/2018
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Tracy and Chris are back after a short summer break to start Season 3 of The Compassionate Achiever Podcast. The first episode of the new season focuses on the topic of suicide and how compassion can play a role is reducing the increasing numbers of people taking their own lives. The episode was prompted by the celebrity suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.

Duration:00:36:29

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - Reflections - S1 E13 - Chief Jennifer Tejada

6/12/2018
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Reflecting on past episodes and looking forward to the new season. Tracy, Chris, and Pete (CA Podcast’s engineer and producer) discuss not only past guests and issues but also how the next season of The Compassionate Achiever Podcast will be structured. This is one time where looking forward and backward simultaneously won’t trip you up! Thanks for being a part of our show. Here's our reflection on the episode with Emeryville, CA Chief of Police Jennifer Tejada.

Duration:00:53:36

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - Reflections - S1 E5 - Love146

5/31/2018
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Reflecting on past episodes and looking forward to the new season. Tracy, Chris, and Pete (CA Podcast’s engineer and producer) discuss not only past guests and issues but also how the next season of The Compassionate Achiever Podcast will be structured. This is one time where looking forward and backward simultaneously won’t trip you up! Thanks for being a part of our show. This is our reflection on the fifth episode of the first season in which Chris and Tracy talk to Steve Martin of...

Duration:00:43:37

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - Reflections - S1 E1

5/23/2018
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The first in a series of episodes in which Tracy and Chris look back at some of their favorite shows over the past 2 seasons of The Compassionate Achiever Podcast and reflect on the journey so far.

Duration:00:54:29

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - S2 E18 - Season 2 Wrap Up

5/1/2018
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Reflecting on past episodes and looking forward to the new season. Tracy, Chris, and Pete (CA Podcast’s engineer and producer) discuss not only past guests and issues but also how the next season of The Compassionate Achiever Podcast will be structured. This is one time where looking forward and backward simultaneously won’t trip you up! Thanks for being a part of our show.

Duration:00:53:02

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - S2 E17 - Volunteering Part 2

4/20/2018
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The trials and tribulations of volunteering. Tracy is back from her volunteering in Kenya and she and Chris discuss “the lessons learned” from her experience. This is both an emotional and inspiring episode. NOTE: the societal issues covered in this episode are child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Duration:00:42:42

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - S2 E16 - Why People Volunteer

3/23/2018
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Volunteerism or “why people volunteer” is our focus for this episode. Tracy and Chris discuss the reasons behind, for, and against volunteering. Tracy's recently scheduled volunteer trip to Africa is our launching pad for the discussion.

Duration:00:37:39

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - S2 E15 - Tony Vengrove

3/15/2018
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Tony Vengrove, Founder and CEO of Miles Finch Innovation and Makery Coworking, is our guest for this episode. Tony has helped numerous companies unlock innovative ideas hidden within their own walls. Our discussion includes ideas such as job crafting and the compassion-innovation connection. We discuss the differences between not only compassion and empathy but also creativity and innovation. Tony also talks about how to create an “idea climate” in any organization: “creativity raised to the...

Duration:00:49:19

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - S2 E14 - Donna Cimarelli

3/1/2018
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Donna Cimarelli, founder and CEO of the Maren Sanchez Home Foundation, is our guest for this episode. Donna started the Foundation after she lost her daughter to school violence. Our topics range from how to identify and handle ‘emotional manipulation’ to how to find resilience through and after a tragedy. The Foundation offers two types of workshops (Herself Defense Course and Herself Awareness Program) and its website is: http://marensanchezhomefoundation.org.

Duration:00:49:02

The Compassionate Achiever Podcast - S2 E13 - Glori Norwitt

2/22/2018
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Glori Norwitt, Women’s Center of Danbury Chairperson, is our guest for this episode. The Center helps both women and men in sexual assault and domestic violence situations. Listening to Glori, you’ll understand why the #MeToo movement is about “us”...it’s about the structure and meaning of our relationships at home, school, work and really everywhere. Glori provides us with not only “compassionate tools” that we can use to help others address sexual and domestic abuse crises but also the...

Duration:00:47:37