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A Podcast About Interesting People, Personal Growth and Being Wrong. Host Curt Carstensen talks with people that have positively impacted his life and people that have an interesting story to tell. The show explores the human tendency of being wrong and gives guests and listeners an opportunity to share an action they have taken to make lives better.

A Podcast About Interesting People, Personal Growth and Being Wrong. Host Curt Carstensen talks with people that have positively impacted his life and people that have an interesting story to tell. The show explores the human tendency of being wrong and gives guests and listeners an opportunity to share an action they have taken to make lives better.
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A Podcast About Interesting People, Personal Growth and Being Wrong. Host Curt Carstensen talks with people that have positively impacted his life and people that have an interesting story to tell. The show explores the human tendency of being wrong and gives guests and listeners an opportunity to share an action they have taken to make lives better.

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Episodes

27: Acoma Gaither, History and Restorative Justice

4/19/2019
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Seeing each other first time in a few years, Curt Carstensen and Acoma Gaither reconnect to talk about an upcoming event in St. Paul, MN that Acoma is moderating. The event is called: Restorative Justice: A Conversation on Race & Policing in St. Paul. Acoma describes why she's passionate about history and why race and police relations are important to her. Plus, in the "Personal Growth" and "Being Wrong" segments, Acoma reveals some personal struggles of hers that she has grown from. Follow...

Duration:00:52:21

26: Mikayla Torfin, Happy 18th Birthday to My Oldest Niece

4/12/2019
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The day this episode is released, April 12, 2019, is the 18th birthday of Mikayla Torfin, who is the oldest of Curt's six nieces and nephews. The age 18 can carry a great significance, especially in the American culture, so Mikayla shares some of what she is experiencing as she nears her high school graduation day and begins her time in college. Beginning with this episode the "Personal Growth" segment will emerge as a regular aspect of the "People I Know Show" podcast. Mikayla and Curt...

Duration:01:13:30

25: PJ Sutlief, My Favorite Teacher From Browerville High School

4/5/2019
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PJ Sutlief is now principal of Browerville High School in rural central Minnesota. Some years ago he was a teacher, and the person I consider to be my favorite teacher from high school. We reconnect to talk about the class that brought us together, Browerville high school sports, Tom Brady's ties to Browerville, and the small town lifestyle, plus some of the challenges of the public school system and more. "Kids will define you by a moment...two or three memories will define your...

Duration:01:26:21

24: Jackknife Finnegan, The Side Hustle

3/29/2019
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YouTube content producer and fellow side hustler Jackknife Finnegan (AKA Ron) joins Curt for a live recording about the side hustle, producing content, travel and more. Amazon Flex, Door Dash, Uber, Lyft, Shipped and other apps allow people relatively easy access to side hustles. Which ones do we suggest? "What's the difference between a goal and a dream? A timeline." -Jackknife Finnegan Watch this episode on the Jackknife Finnegan YouTube channel. Follow Jackknife Finnegan on Instagram...

Duration:01:30:18

23: Natalia Cortes, Colombia Born Citizen of the World

3/22/2019
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Natalia Cortes is from the South American country of Colombia and has been living and touring many countries in the last decade. We talk about some of her most shocking learning experiences as well as her passion for social innovation and human rights. And in the "Being Wrong" segment Natalia shares why some battles aren't worth fighting. Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Duration:00:37:10

22: Matt Jones, Alexandria Beetles Baseball Memories

3/15/2019
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Seeing each other for the first time in over a decade, Curt and Matt recant memories from their days with the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League and other memories in baseball and lessons in life. In the "Being Wrong" segment, Matt explains why he was wrong about change. Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Duration:00:59:55

21: John Hadden, "Utopia for Realists"

3/8/2019
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John Hadden rejoins "People I Know Show" to discuss a variety of topics with Curt. The conversation touches on some of the challenges of personal finance, student loans, debt, millennial burnout, having multiple jobs, traveling and more. Plus John explains why he was wrong about the Oscars. The conversation begins with John recapping some of what he learned from "Utopia for Realists", a book by Rutger Bregman, that John has just finished reading, and other recent newsworthy topics involving...

Duration:00:51:42

20: Terry Lee, From News Reporter to Political Candidate

3/1/2019
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Curt's former St. Cloud State University classmate Terry Lee joins to discuss his recent efforts running for political office in Wisconsin. Do you have to be somewhat of a narcissist to run for office? Do you become a Packers fan by living in Green Bay? Those are two of the questions we attempt to answer, plus find out why Terry was wrong about money. Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:42:24

19: Steph MacPhail, Meteorologist, Teacher, Human

2/22/2019
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Steph MacPhail is a former TV meteorologist, current teacher, and mother of two young sons and brings great perspective on the challenges facing many families, the human race, and herself as someone juggling several roles in life. In the conversation we discuss some of the memorable events of our friendship, Steph's past and current career, science topics, anxiety and how Steph was wrong about trying to be perfect. Find photos, video and other content related to "People I Know Show" on...

Duration:01:28:23

18: Michelle Carstensen, Big Sister's Biggest Challenges

2/15/2019
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Curt's big sister Michelle Carstensen joins to discuss the biggest challenges life has thrown at her such as major kidney problems, a phobia, and many years as a single mother. Michelle then asks Curt some tough questions regarding future parenthood and career goals. Reach out to Michelle via email or find the Carstensen Real Estate Team - Re/Max Results online and on Facebook. Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:01:16:14

17: Josh Torgeson, Keeping the Memory Alive

2/8/2019
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This is one of the conversations recorded with Josh Torgeson in the weeks prior to his passing. We discuss a wide range of topics and it's an account of his brilliance and the wonderful, kind, and considerate person he was. "Find love and beauty wherever you can...it's all around us...it really can change your life." - Josh Torgeson (1976-2018) Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook and Instagram to see photos and other content related to the show or to provide feedback. You can also...

Duration:01:48:06

16: Gene Leppala, Liver Transplant and Alcoholism Survivor

2/1/2019
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Gene Leppala discusses his recent liver transplant and the role alcohol played in his life for many years. Curt and Gene talk about the recent loss of their mutual friend Josh Torgeson and the impact he had on their lives. Plus, a closer look at "Intellectual Humility" and, in the "Being Wrong" segment, the powerful realization Gene had leading up to his liver transplant. Contact Gene Leppala through email or connect on Facebook. Read about "Intellectual Humility" on Vox. Stay connected...

Duration:01:55:33

15: From Improv to Magic with Matt Donnelly

1/25/2019
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Las Vegas writer/entertainer/performer Matt Donnelly joins Curt Carstensen for a discussion about Matt's journey through the entertainment industry and his new focus on comedy magic. Find Matt Donnelly: Mind Noodler on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Listen to the Abracababble podcast by following this link. Listen to Matt and Mattingly's Ice Cream Social here. Listen to Penn's Sunday School here. Read the Vox article about "Intellectual Humility" here. Follow "People I Know Show" on...

Duration:00:45:10

14: An Introspective Conversation with Beth Benti

1/18/2019
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Curt Carstensen speaks with Beth Benti about some of the efforts she is making to have a positive impact on the world and the people she comes in contact with as well as actions she is taking to grow as a person. Beth is originally from Ethiopia and shares some experiences from her childhood. Plus, in the "Being Wrong" segment, Beth describes how what she was wrong about relates to "ubuntu". Follow Beth's motivational Instagram account called Journey Driver. Follow "People I Know Show" on...

Duration:01:19:25

13: Stories in Sportscasting and Life with Ron Johnson

1/11/2019
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Former sports broadcaster Ron Johnson joins Curt Carstensen to tell stories from his memorable sportscasting career and lessons learned, as well the unusual way these St. Cloud State University alumni began to know each other. Other stories include how Ron was the inspiration for Curt's "30 for 30" and the two times in Ron's life that he was star struck. Plus, Ron shares why he was wrong about "church" in the "Being Wrong" segment. Learn more about Ron's Real Estate Brokerage, Crosstown...

Duration:01:19:10

12: Overcoming Behavior Problems with Dave, Molly and Ethan Berg

1/4/2019
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In episode 12, Curt Carstensen has conversations with Dave and Molly Berg and their 13-year-old son Ethan regarding the challenges they face because of his extreme behavior problems. As mentioned during the episode, you can view Ethan's YouTube channel. Also, "High Aspirations, Low Expectations" is attributed to Mark Weber. See a video and link to his book, "Tell My Sons". Follow the "People I Know Show" pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:01:18:09

11: Family History, DNA and More with Ryan Baron

12/28/2018
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While home for Christmas, Curt Carstensen chats with his first best friend, Ryan Baron. Some of the topics discussed include genealogy and family history DNA and how that led to a discovery in Ryan's family tree, Ryan's career in education, his work with Emergency Medical Services and much more. Follow the "People I Know Show" pages on Facebook and Instagram to see photos, videos and interact with the show.

Duration:01:32:47

10: Hypnotic Cruising and Much More with Brad Blaha

12/21/2018
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Curt and new friend Brad Blaha discuss their recent Caribbean Cruise, Brad's hypnotic experience, Flat Earth, pretending to be someone we're not and more, including why Brad was wrong about alcohol. Be sure to follow the "People I Know Show" pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:01:18:15

RIP Josh Torgeson

12/20/2018
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If you have not followed my Facebook pages and have not heard another way, I'm sorry to have to say that my good friend, and guest in episode nine, Josh Torgeson, died in an automobile crash on December 6th. This short episode is my best attempt to transition back to normal content beginning with episode ten, tomorrow. Click here for my original Facebook post after Josh's death. Click here for the video I shared while on the cruise. Thanks for continued support of "People I Know...

Duration:00:05:27

9: A Philosophical Conversation while "Driving with Josh" Torgeson

12/7/2018
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Curt and Josh tackle a range of philosophical topics while driving around the Twin Cities. Some of the topics include procrastination, free will, death/suicide, immediate gratification, and wrongness. Click the link to watch the Ted Talk given by Wait But Why writer Tim Urban, which was referenced during the procrastination discussion. Be sure to follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:01:23:07