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The purpose of this podcast is to encourage everyday people to have meaningful conversations. Each interview begins with the guest describing something that matters to him or her. By the end, we learn how similar our concerns and experiences really are and how easy it is--with the right questions--to create a genuine dialogue.

The purpose of this podcast is to encourage everyday people to have meaningful conversations. Each interview begins with the guest describing something that matters to him or her. By the end, we learn how similar our concerns and experiences really are and how easy it is--with the right questions--to create a genuine dialogue.
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The purpose of this podcast is to encourage everyday people to have meaningful conversations. Each interview begins with the guest describing something that matters to him or her. By the end, we learn how similar our concerns and experiences really are and how easy it is--with the right questions--to create a genuine dialogue.

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English

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Episodes

Lindsey - The Importance of Story

2/2/2019
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I met Lindsey in North Carolina in 2018. I truly appreciated the chance to sit down with such a thoughtful person. It’s apparent Lindsey takes the time to learn who she is, a practice I believe all of us often neglect but wish we kept. In this episode, Lindsey illuminates the value of self-reflection and the benefit on relationships of learning other people’s stories, and she also cautions us against the potential abuse of goal-setting

Duration:00:24:37

Champ Eagleman--God and making disadvantages advantages

3/13/2017
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Today’s guest is David Moore a.k.a. Champ Eagleman and what matters to him is God, specifically being a source of guidance and spiritual strength for others. We get into losing a close family member, turning disadvantages into advantages, and writing his book. Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:54:57

Mark - Relationships, love, and communication

1/18/2017
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Hey guys, today I spoke with Mark. Mark cares about love, relationships, and acting. I met Mark in the same acting class as a few other guests, and you’ll hear a similar appreciation of the experience as you did from them. Mark's spent a lot of time reflecting on his experiences with relationships, and that topic makes up a big portion of our show. We also take a deeper dive into what love means for different people and different communication styles. Hope you enjoy the chat with Mark!

Duration:01:09:14

Steve - Living Life to the Fullest

12/12/2016
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Today’s guest is Steve, and what matters to him is living life. Specifically, Steve looks for a memorable moment from each day, one day at a time. Because of this, he’s one of the first people who comes to mind when I think of the word "successful". After getting to know him over the past few months, I can honestly say he lives with purpose and has a sincere grasp on what fulfillment means to himself. We discuss finding adventure every day, why he’s a hopeful romantic, lost hospitality among...

Duration:01:07:30

WMPodcast: Eric - Curiosity, history, and attack of the robots

11/25/2016
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Hey, today you’ll hear my talk with Eric. He feels strongly about the importance of curiosity. Eric was born and raised in Canada but this curiosity has led him to develop a good understanding of universally-interesting topics. Eric has thoughts on being an introvert, artificial intelligence, politics, CRISPR gene editing, and much more as you’ll hear if you hold on through to the end. Please do—and please enjoy today’s guest: Eric.

Duration:01:02:58

WMPodcast: Dylan - Purpose, acting, and knowing yourself

11/12/2016
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On the show today is Dylan. What matters to him is finding purpose and living it. He was one of the most eager guests to be on the show and he did not disappoint! Dylan was a blast to speak with—in large part because he’s obviously spent time thinking about these topics before. We cover acting, gratitude, displaying emotions, and much more in this chat—and if I had to predict which guest so far would make a second appearance on the show, it might be this guy. So let’s get to it—please enjoy...

Duration:00:52:16

Jake - God and getting your head straight

11/9/2016
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Specifically, Jake wants to live in service of God since he has been given a second chance at freedom. I wish we were on video as the emotion underneath his story comes out though his expression. Nevertheless, Jake’s disposition is refreshing and pretty encouraging, especially considering how young he is. He’s the first person I’ve ever met who’s quoting Ghandi before they’re old enough to drink—talk about an old soul. Most of what we cover relates to personal growth—stuff like development...

Duration:00:43:42

Jim And Janeen - Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

9/6/2016
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This episode is with two people who've lived a full life. Together, they care about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (though Janeen claims "nothing" is important anymore, which certainly isn't the case, lol!). We also touch on family, the seven deadly sins, and a few other topics that mean more coming from such a long-lived couple. Enjoy!

Duration:00:39:21

Joseph - living for God

8/16/2016
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What matters to Joseph is living for God. At the time of our interview, he was in business school and had previously been in social work. He had a troubled past, especially in high school. If you hang out for 30 minutes, you’ll hear us discuss Mormonism, the best lessons from his parents, being called a zealot, and judging righteously. Enjoy!

Duration:00:30:58

"Ryan" on working to give back to the world

7/29/2016
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Hey guys, today’s guest is Ryan. What matters to him is giving back to the world through his work. Serving in the US military has taught him to value this type of service, which we cover pretty in-depth, considering it’s only about a 10-minute interview. Even though it’s short, we cover a lot, including the importance of learning other cultures, and whether or not truly selfless giving is possible. Enjoy my chat with Ryan.

Duration:00:09:34

Sudeep - the Nepalese Uber driver

7/9/2016
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Hey guys, you’re about to hear my interview with Sudeep. What matters to him is driving for Uber. I was in New York City recently and thought my Uber trip was a good chance to get an interview. I didn’t expect him to talk about Uber, but he did. Sudeep is from Nepal, and shares his thoughts on recent decisions the company has made, the differences between polite and rude people and how to deal with people who are rude to him as a driver. Hope you enjoy!

Duration:00:15:13

Abhijit - materialism, charity, and empowering his community

7/9/2016
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Hey, hope you enjoy today’s episode with Abhijit. What matters to him is understanding and affecting his community in positive ways. Abhijit has done a lot—acting, teaching English in India, and he’s seen first-hand the value of empowering people who wish to make their own dreams come true. We discuss how to give charity effectively, avoiding materialism, and how a foosball table can teach us the value of paying attention.

Duration:00:38:21

Pauline - health, siblings, and body image.

7/9/2016
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Hey guys, I have a great interview for you with Pauline. What matters to her is health-physically and mentally. Pauline is from France and we do talk a little about the differences there vs America, but mostly about universal experiences like body image, relationships with siblings, and how to stay healthy in a new job.

Duration:00:31:05

Lamis - head, heart, and fighting for Lebanon

7/9/2016
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Hey guys, today I’m speaking with a woman named Lamis. What matters to her is the well-being of people in her home country, Lebanon. This is a heavy interview, but as you’ll hear Lamis is absolutely exceptional, and if anyone has “seen it all”, she has. As a young child, she enjoyed relative comfort, but serious family health issues and conflict in her homeland left her with nothing but the will to pick herself up and a maturity level far beyond her years. Our interview is enlightening, at...

Duration:00:25:39

James - leaving a legacy, adoption, and persistence

7/9/2016
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Hey guys, today I spoke with James, a colleague of mine in business school. What matters to him is leaving a legacy. James was adopted, and his appreciation for the opportunity he was given makes family especially important to him. It’s admittedly a long episode, but I couldn’t edit anything out—we get into the value of work ethic, not accepting “no” for an answer, and the unexpected value of a $35 television.

Duration:00:42:35