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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

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

76: Matt Bishop, The Heart Of The Fighter

5/8/2020
Matt Bishop has been through more in eight years than most people will go through in 80 years. Surviving cancer twice, a bone marrow transplant, a coma, and withstanding dialysis everyday and severe back pain, each day brings its challenges. But Matt is a fighter. He has loyal and loving family and friends in his corner. Through this, Matt is writing a book called "The Heart Of The Fighter". Matt wants to share his story so that everyone knows that no matter the circumstances they can keep...

Duration:01:03:41

75: Chandler Rose, When Baseball Is Canceled

5/1/2020
As the NBA season was being suspended and the NCAA basketball tournaments were being canceled, so were the seasons of sports teams and leagues all across the country. University of Montevallo's head baseball coach Chandler Rose is still dealing with the emotions of having relationships suddenly change and the work invested in to the season disappear. Chandler, in his 10th season as head coach of the NCAA Division II school in Alabama, shares his perspective on what he dealt with in...

Duration:00:47:02

74: Chuck Carstensen, Pivot, Progress, Prosper

4/24/2020
My brother Chuck Carstensen continues to inspire me and others with a mindset towards self-improvement. When something major disrupts our plans we need to pivot and make progress so that we can prosper in a new way. In this conversation we share ideas and examples of how we are adjusting our lives during the pandemic. Plus, Chuck shares stories of how his first time skiing didn't go well and why he should have been more aware before stepping into a restroom. This conversation was captured...

Duration:01:17:24

73: Ryan Baron, School Superintendent During COVID-19

4/17/2020
As Superintendent/Principal, Ryan Baron has been challenged to oversee and execute an entire new way of educating school children. Some kids did not have internet access at home. Others rely on the school meals. The communities of Tri-County Schools in northwestern Minnesota, like all school districts in the state, have transitioned as best they can. Ryan was my first best friend during our time in school in Browerville, Minnesota. He was my guest on Episode 11 of the podcast as well....

Duration:00:51:37

72: Bradley Schumacher, European Adventure & A New Normal

4/10/2020
Bradley Schumacher was my travel partner for my trip to Europe in February. We recorded this conversation as a live Facebook video to discuss some memories from that trip as well a way to catch up on some what is makes up our current new normal. He also shares about an exciting new project he is working on. And we discuss why he was the inspiration when I bought my Toyota Prius. Watch this conversation on YouTube or Facebook. Visit: MastersinPsychology.com View photos discussed during...

Duration:01:45:18

71: Meagan Nouis, The Bachelor Sweden

4/3/2020
Meagan Nouis loves Sweden! First visiting there, now living and studying there, she also found her way on to the Scandinavian country's version of "The Bachelor". She shares stories from that experience and her winning performance on "The Price is Right" a few years ago. Plus, what its like living in Sweden during the coronavirus pandemic. Sweden is one of the only European countries not currently on lockdown and is taking a different approach than most. Watch this conversation on...

Duration:01:36:12