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A Podcast About Influential People, Personal Growth and Being Wrong. Why? Because shared knowledge, ideas and experiences influence all of us. Host Curt Carstensen talks with people that have impacted his life, influenced his thinking and have an interesting story to tell. Each episode concludes with the "Being Wrong" segment where Curt's guests explain something they have changed their mind about.

A Podcast About Influential People, Personal Growth and Being Wrong. Why? Because shared knowledge, ideas and experiences influence all of us. Host Curt Carstensen talks with people that have impacted his life, influenced his thinking and have an interesting story to tell. Each episode concludes with the "Being Wrong" segment where Curt's guests explain something they have changed their mind about.

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A Podcast About Influential People, Personal Growth and Being Wrong. Why? Because shared knowledge, ideas and experiences influence all of us. Host Curt Carstensen talks with people that have impacted his life, influenced his thinking and have an interesting story to tell. Each episode concludes with the "Being Wrong" segment where Curt's guests explain something they have changed their mind about.

Language:

English


Episodes

92: Boonmee McElroy, International Life Coach & Inspirational Speaker

3/25/2021
Boonmee McElroy has overcome extraordinary obstacles in her life. Growing up in poverty in a small village in Thailand, vital things like food and education were not always available to her. After years of struggle she began to grow a career as an international life coach and inspirational speaker in Asia. As fate would have it, she met an American man while on a flight, eventually married him, and settled into a new life in Rochester, Minnesota. Now over a decade and many big life events...

Duration:00:59:51

91: Noah Franske, Bitcoin, Investing & Teaching Math in Vietnam

2/24/2021
Noah Franske has a passion for math and for adventure. That combination has led him to Vietnam where he has been teaching math at an international school for the last 18 months. One of his math-related interests is investing and personal finance. A portion of his investment portfolio is devoted to cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin. In the conversation, Noah helps me talk through some of my recent thoughts regarding crypto and the stock market. He also explains what the pandemic has been...

Duration:01:27:09

90: Krizia Almoite, The Photoshoot & The Photographer (Krizia Studios)

1/29/2021
Krizia Almoite has not been a photographer for long. When she lost her job in the middle of the pandemic, Krizia put nearly all of her time into making her newest interest into her new career. In under six months she's landed some big clients and was hired as the photographer for a new movie being filmed in Minnesota. She's building a growing brand through social media by being the same open and unbashful person I've always known her to be. Krizia is opiniated, expresses her self freely,...

Duration:01:08:03

89: Amanda Koonjbeharry, Social Work Leader

1/8/2021
Amanda Koonjbeharry has an impressive résumé of social work. Currently she is the Director of Public Policy for the Citizens League of Minnesota. Previously she had led a project for anti-sex trafficking in the Minneapolis area, and has been involved in numerous roles that serve communities and families that are in need. She holds two Master's degrees (Social Work & Public Policy) and a Bachelor's degree (Family Social Science) from the University of Minnesota. In 2018, Minneapolis/St. Paul...

Duration:01:05:53

88: Larry Rose, Former NFL Referee, Confrontation & Excitement

12/23/2020
Larry Rose was a Side Judge in the National Football League for nearly 20 years. He worked Super Bowl XLII when the New York Giants defeated the previously undefeated New England Patriots. Since retiring from the NFL five years ago he's taught, trained, or supervised football officials from the NCAA's Southeastern Conference and umpires from summer collegiate baseball's Northwoods League. Larry joined me for a conversation to share many life lessons he's taken into his retirement years. We...

Duration:01:20:57

87: Dee Fiel, Canadian Nurse & COVID

12/4/2020
Dee Fiel has been working as a registered nurse in Canada for well over a decade. She shares her Canadian mentality towards the coronavirus and how its different than in the United States. As a nurse, she tries to better understand my recent experience while having COVID-19. Dee, like many, has some hesitancies about getting the new vaccine. I explain why I wouldn't be hesitant as we have a discussion on why each other feels the way the we do. Watch this conversation on YouTube. Follow...

Duration:01:17:35

86: Ross Meisner, My Experience Having COVID-19 & The Election

11/18/2020
Ross Meisner joins me to help me tell the story of my recent bout with COVID-19. Ross was recently elected to the Fridley (Minnesota) School Board and shares his experience running a campaign during a pandemic. We both share our opinions on the aftermath of the U.S. Presidential Election. Watch this conversation on YouTube. Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for photos, videos and to interact with other listeners. NEW! See clips from recent episodes on the...

Duration:01:10:12

85: Jamie Dreher, Political Perspectives

10/23/2020
Jamie Dreher is my cousin and one of the many people in my family that will vote for Donald Trump this election. I was raised as a Republican, used to vote Republican, but denounce Trump, tend to vote Democrat, and will be voting for Joe Biden. Jamie and I discuss some of the often divisive political topics to see how far apart we really are and to prove that people with differing political views can have healthy conversations about politics. Jamie also shares the story of the farm...

Duration:01:38:19

84: AJ Torfin, High School Football & Distance Learning

10/9/2020
AJ Torfin is my oldest nephew. He has been working extremely hard over the past few years to earn a scholarship to play football in college following his senior year in high school. His senior year in high school is taking place online only. And his fall football season was originally postponed until spring before a recent decision moved the season back to the fall. AJ explains what this year has been like both as a football player and as a student as he works towards his goals. Watch...

Duration:01:00:17

83: Jon Laaser, Sports Broadcasting & Memories of His Father

9/11/2020
Jon Laaser is the voice of Virginia Tech football and men's basketball. He explains some of the challenges college football faces playing their season during COVID-19. He shares the story of how his broadcasting career transpired to lead him to a high-profile Division One play-by-play opportunity. Jon's father passed away within the last year and he expresses some of his last memories he and his father shared. Watch this conversation on YouTube. See the tribute to my uncle Mark...

Duration:01:07:53

82: Ryan Voz, Having Baseball Games with Crowds During the Pandemic

8/21/2020
Ryan Voz is co-owner of the Willmar Stingers baseball team located in central Minnesota. Like virtually all of sports leagues in America, the Northwoods League schedule couldn't go on as originally planned. That meant Ryan and his franchise could cancel the season, or they could "roll with the punches" and make the most out of a difficult situation. On August 20, the Stingers finished their season, playing 42 total games, 24 home games, and averaging 254 fans per game. Ryan explains the...

Duration:00:43:59

81: Ken Thunder & Rose Thunder, A COVID-19 Survival Story

7/31/2020
Ken Thunder spent 25 days in the hospital, including 12 days on a ventilator, in a serious bout with the coronavirus. His wife, Rose Thunder, was not allowed to see him during that entire time. More than three months since the worst moments of his battle, Ken talks about the physical toll his body has been through, while Rose describes the emotional burden she has carried. Plus, what is it like interacting with people that don't take the pandemic seriously? And how will they live their...

Duration:00:56:18

80: Acoma Gaither, African American Historian & Activist

7/2/2020
Acoma Gaither's work as a historian and efforts as an activist have merged once again in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. What has she witnessed from the protests she's been involved with in Minneapolis and Seattle? What does she make of the movement to defund the police? Is the message clear enough? Watch this conversation on YouTube. Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for photos, videos and to interact with other listeners. NEW! See clips from recent...

Duration:01:05:07

SPECIAL: (Part 3) Discussion Following Death of George Floyd

6/24/2020
"I wish the reasons didn’t exist that motivated us to come together to talk about George Floyd’s murder, racism, police brutality, broken systems, division and some other topics. I wish we didn’t have to do it but I am so glad that we did." -Ron Johnson This special content came to be because Ron Johnson felt it was time to have important conversations and many others agreed that they wanted to be involved. This is part three of three. This part could be listened to without having heard...

Duration:01:13:53

SPECIAL: (Part 2) Discussion Following Death of George Floyd

6/16/2020
"I wish the reasons didn’t exist that motivated us to come together to talk about George Floyd’s murder, racism, police brutality, broken systems, division and some other topics. I wish we didn’t have to do it but I am so glad that we did." -Ron Johnson This special content came to be because Ron Johnson felt it was time to have important conversations and many others agreed that they wanted to be involved. This is part two of three. This part could be listened to without having heard part...

Duration:00:58:53

SPECIAL: (Part 1) Discussion Following Death of George Floyd

6/12/2020
"I wish the reasons didn’t exist that motivated us to come together to talk about George Floyd’s murder, racism, police brutality, broken systems, division and some other topics. I wish we didn’t have to do it but I am so glad that we did." -Ron Johnson This special content came to be because Ron Johnson felt it was time to have important conversations and many others agreed that they wanted to be involved. This is part one of three. Watch this conversation on YouTube. Ron Johnson was...

Duration:01:14:46

79: Meghan Swanson, A Near Death Experience While Protesting

6/3/2020
Meghan Swanson spent the afternoon of Sunday, May 31 protesting with Black Lives Matter. She spent the evening trying to make sense of her near-death experience on the I-35W bridge. We spoke about that experience, what inspired her to be there, and share perspectives on why we want positive change. Watch this conversation on YouTube. Read more on curtcarstensen.com. Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for photos, videos and to interact with other...

Duration:00:52:44

Riots in My Home City of Minneapolis

5/29/2020
My city of Minneapolis is currently the heart of one of the most significant cultural events in years. It's happening now in front of our eyes. It's a sad and significant time in history. I wrote a blog post today that expresses my perspective on what's happening in my city. This bonus episode is me reading my blog post. Read the blog post on curtcarstensen.com or join the conversation on my personal Facebook and Instagram pages. Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and...

Duration:00:08:42

78: Nick Hopping, Being A Comedian During A Pandemic

5/22/2020
Nick Hopping has devoted his life to his stand up comedy career. When the pandemic began he had to pivot to fill the void. For more than two months, instead of performing in front of live audiences every day, he's been writing and producing a daily comedy video about something he has learned that day. Where does he get his ideas each day? After so long is he still driven to do it? Or does he feel obligated to keep it going? Watch Nick's videos on Instagram @nickhoppingcomedy or on his...

Duration:00:44:19

77: Dr. Tom Moorcroft, Lyme Disease Awareness & Prevention

5/15/2020
Dr. Tom Moorcroft shares his expertise on Lyme Disease as well as general health advice. I had Lyme Disease two years ago and want to help you to avoid it. But if you do have it or someday contract it, Dr. Tom is a great resource. He had Lyme Disease and Babesiosis and struggled to get it properly diagnosed and treated. You can reach Dr. Tom at Origins of Health in Connecticut through originsofhealth.com or on Facebook. This conversation was captured as a live Facebook video on May...

Duration:01:28:41