19.0 Why It Works: Justin Bariso on EQ

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Do you know someone who has an uncanny ability to stay calm and win over others, even when they are being attacked? Have you ever wondered why even though you knew you shouldn’t say something because it would hurt your cause, you blurted it out anyway? Do your know someone who is unbelievably ignorant of the impact their moods have on others?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," author and columnist Justin Bariso reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why EQ works. We explore the power of pausing before we speak, what we can learn from former FBI lead hostage negotiator Chris Voss about empathy, and how we can salvage and even benefit from situations of emotional hijack.

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Justin Bariso

Justin Bariso is an author and columnist who writes weekly on the topic of emotional intelligence. Over a million people a month read his Inc.com column, and his work has been featured by TIME, NBC, and Forbes, among others. His new book, EQ Applied, has quickly become one of the best-selling books on emotional intelligence. It uses fascinating research, modern examples, and personal stories to illustrate what this quality looks like in the real world--and teaches you how to make emotions work for you, instead of against you.

Website/Blog: www.eqapplied.com

Follow him on LinkedIn: justinbariso

Twitter: @justinjbariso

Bonus material: Link to Inc. for Justin’s detailed breakdown of the Serena Williams controversy at the 2018 U.S. Open Final

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EQ APPLIED

A great book to go with this episode is EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence, by today’s guest, author and columnist Justin Bariso. Filled with fascinating research, modern examples, and personal stories to illustrate how emotional intelligence really works. Learn now to make your emotions work for you, instead of against you.

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Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
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Online course promo features the song “Corporate Business" by scottholmesmusic.com.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


18.0 Why It Works: Dr. David Lieberman on Anger

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Have you ever been so angry you literally saw red? Was there ever a time you were so furious, but you couldn’t tell why? Would your life be improved if you could harness your rage for good, instead of rampant destruction?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Dr. David Lieberman, award-winning author and ­internationally recognized leader in the fields of ­human be­hav­ior and interpersonal relationships reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Anger works. We explore how aggressive venting of your anger is bad for your health, the underlying mechanism behind road rage, and the illusion of control that accompanies anger.

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David J. Lieberman

David J. Lieberman, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and ­internationally recognized leader in the fields of ­human be­hav­ior and interpersonal relationships. His twelve books, which have been translated into twenty-­six languages and include two New York Times bestsellers, have sold more than three million copies worldwide. Dr. Lieberman’s works have been featured in hundreds of major publications, and he frequently appears as a guest expert on national media outlets, including multiple appearances on such shows as The Today Show, The View, and Fox & Friends. Dr. Lieberman is known for his penetrating insights into ­human be­hav­ior, and his ability to offer practical psychological tools to help ­people lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives. He has trained personnel in ­every branch of the United States military, the FBI, and the NSA, and his instructional video is mandatory viewing for psychological operations (PSYOPS) gradu­ates. He also teaches the psychological protocol of self-­mastery to government negotiators, mental-­health professionals, and Fortune 100 executives around the world; organ­izations and corporations in more than thirty-­five countries use his techniques.

Website: DrDavid­Lieberman.­com

Course on lie-detection: Neverbeliedtoagain.com

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A great book to go with this episode is Never Get Angry Again, by today’s guest Dr. David J. Lieberman. Whether it is obvious or not to others, we all get angry. This book helped me understand why I couldn’t understand why I was angry, the underlying mechanisms of anger and so much more. Without a doubt, Never Get Angry Again was one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read.

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Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
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Online course promo features the song “Corporate Business" by scottholmesmusic.com.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


17.0 Why It Works: Edythe Richards on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

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Do you have a friend or coworker who sees things so differently than you? Do your ever wish you could update someone else’s operating system - or your own? Have you ever wondered whether you’d enjoy working a lot more if you had pursued a different occupation?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Edythe Richards, founder of the consulting firm A Top Career, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Myers-Briggs Type Indicator works. We explore how different people may see and react to the same thing quite differently, how preparing for conversations can yield a much better result, and what type of person can be surprisingly vengeful.

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“I truly cherish every compliment and word of wisdom I receive. I’m honored if I’ve changed someone’s life for the better. And if I make them laugh, that’s pretty good too.”

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Edythe Richards, founder of the consulting firm A Top Career, is a Career Counselor, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Emotional Intelligence Facilitator, and nationally recognized expert on the Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI). For nearly 20 years, Edythe has helped hundreds of job seekers locate and sustain meaningful employment. You can listen to Edythe on radio programs with Fairfax County, Virginia, Green Suits Radio, and The Tightrope, as well as the podcasts The Journey Forward, Myers-Briggs Question Corner, and Myers-Briggs for Mid-Life Career Changers.  Edythe is a frequent face at events in the greater Washington, DC Metro – particularly in Arlington County, Virginia, where she regularly presents workshops and seminars on Resume Writing, Career Transition, and Emotional Intelligence. She is known for being an authentic, humorous speaker, as well as an individual of tremendous goodwill and integrity. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, as well as several industry certifications.  

Edythe’s passion is working with Career Changers – helping individuals identify their ideal careers and empowering them on their paths forward. Under-employed and unsatisfied employees of all levels and background seek out Edythe’s coaching and job search expertise to get their professional lives on track.

In her free time, Edythe enjoys globetrotting (she’s been to over 45 countries and has lived on 4 continents), biking and hiking with Rick, her partner of 6+ years. But most of all, Edythe enjoys laughter – and laughing!

Website: A Top Career

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

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A great book to go with this episode is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain.

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MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.




16.0 Why It Works: Lynda Spiegel on Career Moves

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Ever wondered whether you picked the wrong career? Do you sometimes find yourself feeling jealous of people who love their jobs? Have you dreamed of making a career change, but hesitated to make the leap?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Lynda Spiegel, job search coach and resume writer reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Career Moves work. We explore a little known secret about resume selection, what type of companies retain employees better, and why some people struggle more with career moves than others.

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Lynda Spiegel

Lynda Spiegel is a job search coach and resume writer who extensively recruited, interviewed and hired thousands of talented professionals as a human resources executive. She founded Rising Star Resumes to leverage this background, which affords her a unique perspective on how recruiters and hiring managers view candidates. A graduate of The University of Rochester (BA, Philosophy) and Queens College, City University of New York (MA, English), with doctoral level courses at CUNY’s Graduate Center in Rhetoric, Lynda has worked at financial services, telecomm and SaaS companies. She also writes about HR and careers for the Wall Street Journal Experts blog.

Links & Contact Info:

www.risingstarresumes.net

www.linkedin.com/in/risingstarresumes

https://blogs.wsj.com/experts/tag/lynda-spiegel/

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The Robot in the Next Cubicle

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A great book to go with this episode is The Robot in the Next Cubicle: What You Need to Know to Adapt and Succeed in the Automation Age, by Larry Boyer. More than explanation, Larry provides a roadmap for how to thrive in the future of work.

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MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


15.0 Why It Works: Gail Smith-McCarthy on Performance Management

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Have you ever worked with someone who was unmanageable? Do your ever find yourself wishing there was a performance management manual? Would you like to know what the ultimate indicator of your management ability is? Hint: it's got nothing to do with 360 degree feedback or your performance review.

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Gail Smith-McCarthy reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Performance Management works. We explore the role of hardship in success, how to manage and motivate your people despite limited resources, and what it means to practice sustainable leadership.

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Gail Smith-McCarthy

With a career spanning 20+ years, Gail has always believed that opportunities and potential for success are limitless when a person loves what he or she does. Gail has always been in job roles that allowed her to leverage her passions and skills to meet business needs – such as applying her love of problem-solving to lead technology transformation and process improvement projects, and applying her love of writing and helping people learn by documenting processes to facilitate standardization and cross-training. A people manager in her previous career chapter, Gail has returned to life as an individual contributor – while also retaining her favorite part of managing people by mentoring colleagues and leading programs that facilitate skill development and focus on the sharing of best practices.

Gail's book recommendations:

Contact Gail on LinkedIn

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A great book to go with this episode is FYI: For Your Improvement, A Guide for Development and Coaching by Michael Lombardo & Robert Eichinger. It’s a favorite of Gail’s on the topic of Performance Management.

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CLIPS

Denzel Washington NAACP Image Awards 2017 Speech

The Devil Wears Prada Upward Social Comparison

How Dave Grohl Got His Start in Music

Scrubs - My Student

Not a good Captain / First Officer

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


14.0 Why It Works: Kirsten Richert on Innovation

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Have you ever wished you were more creative? Do you roll your eyes at the mere mention of another corporate innovation event? Ever wonder why some ideas are met with accolades and resources while others are sent to the Island of Misfit Toys?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Kirsten Richert, CEO of Richert Innovation Consulting reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Innovation works. We explore how breaking Functional Fixedness is key, what it means that "your mind is inside your body," and the dark side of innovation.

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"What if there was a way to fire the imagination of 
your people and focus it on taking effective action?"

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Kirsten Richert

Kirsten Richert is CEO of Richert Innovation Consulting, a firm that brings together strategy and innovation to help leaders spark change. Drawing upon her experience in three core disciplines—business management, ideation, and facilitation—Kirsten utilizes fail-safe methods that have been successfully used in many corporate and nonprofit environments as practical and effective approaches to creativity, innovation, and problem solving.

Formerly Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Pearson, the world’s leading educational textbook publisher, Kirsten oversaw the creation of breakthrough “digital-first” K-12 curriculum. Trained as a corporate on-call innovation coach, she helped teams plan new efforts, generate ideas, and execute on strategies.

Now an innovation catalyst, Kirsten leads change efforts for organizations, especially in the areas of education and human development. Kirsten facilitates strategic planning processes for corporations, departments, startups, and nonprofits. She conducted the Strategic Plan process for the evolution of The Community Chest, 80+ year old respected nonprofit funder, which received unanimous Board approval. Kirsten also runs Think Tanks that openly, safely, and energetically engage diverse communities in thinking about an organization’s goals and initiatives. For example, the Barat Foundation’s Think Tank produced a new marketing story for their public art programming. She assists organizations with Board development, including trainings and retreats. Kirsten recently facilitated the Board Retreat for the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking that focused on roles, responsibilities, and organizational structure.

Kirsten received her undergraduate degree in Social Science from Hampshire College, her master’s degree in Education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and her training in innovation and facilitation methods from SIT (Systematic Inventive Thinking) and ToP (Technology of Participation). She teaches Design Thinking and Communication and Innovation at Pratt Institute, Management at Montclair State University School of Business, and Leadership at Fordham University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership.

email: kirsten@richertinnovation.com

phone: 201.563.0505

website: richertinnovation.com

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A great book to go with this episode is How the Body Knows Its Mind: The Surprising Power of the Physical Environment to Influence How You Think and Feel, by Sian Beilock. Learn now the mind-body connection is more like a circuit than a one-way street and why that’s important.

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CLIPS

Thinking Outside the Box: Awe Cultivation and Functional Fixedness

Moneyball: Baseball thinking is Medieval

Lighting up lives | Pepsi Liter of Light

Apollo 13 (1995) - Square Peg in a Round Hole Scene

MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


13.0 Why It Works: Chris Jean-Charles on Blind Leaps

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Do you ever find yourself wishing you could be a bit bolder? Have you ever crept right up to the edge of a big change, stared into the abyss and promptly leapt backwards? Do your ever wonder why you take some risks, but avoid others like the plague?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Chris Jean-Charles, former Marine and now entrepreneur, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Blind Leaps work. We explore the risks worth taking, the role of ruin in success, and a tried and true military technique to overcome fear.

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Chris Jean-Charles

Chris Jean-Charles is no stranger to the concept of reinventing one’s self to achieve happiness. After over a decade as a US Marine, Chris spent some time working for one of the world’s top management consulting firms before pursuing his entrepreneurial dreams. An expert in risk management and capital preservation, Chris is in the process of launching his own Proprietary Trading Firm.

Having taken a circuitous route in following his dreams, Chris discovered that much like buying and selling the capital markets, chasing one's passion often involves taking calculated risks. This means understanding your unique edge and stacking the odds in your favor.

Chris is a firm believer in “giving back” and provides mentoring to transitioning veterans and inner city youth. When he’s not working, Chris finds joy in traveling the world with his family.

Contact Chris: www.linkedin.com/in/chrisjean-charles

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Two great books to go with this episode are Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert and Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis.

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CLIPS

MiB The Best of The Best.... With Honours! Scene

Rush (Ending Scene Part 1) "You kill the sport"

Jerry Maguire - Who's Coming With Me? (1996) HD

Eat Pray Love (2010) - Ruin is a Gift Scene

Regular People Get Tricked Into Olympic High Diving

MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


12.0 Why It Works: Michael Kennedy on Learning

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Have you ever inadvertently groaned at the announcement of another mandatory training? Have you ever left a training dissatisfied and feeling you didn't learn any usable skills? Do you long for the type of instructor that engages the class and captures your imagination?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Michael Kennedy, Learning & Development Leader for the NBA, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Learning works. We explore the role of emotion in learning, why experts may have a more difficult time learning new things, and the secret the Pink Panther can teach us about effective learning.

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Mike Kennedy

NBA Properties Inc. (the National Basketball Association)

Learning & Development Leader, Associate Vice President

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Mike Kennedy leads the Learning and Development team’s design and delivery of innovative, enduring learning solutions for the NBA’s 1,500 employees worldwide, and provides L&D advisory services for all related team entities (NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, and 2K). Kennedy was hired as the NBA’s Director of L&D in 2012, and in 2015 launched the NBA’s Leadership Development function, which has since established a new standard of practice within the sports industry and distinguished the league office as a premier developer of top talent. In his time with the NBA, Kennedy has overseen a dramatic expansion of the league’s professional development catalog, implemented its learning management system, and founded the NBA Business Academy to support the growth of the league’s high-potential population. His team was awarded Gold in Brandon Hall’s 2016 Excellence Awards for Best Advance in Leadership Development. Kennedy developed his expertise as a learning strategist, facilitator, and organizational analyst in previous roles with KPMG LLP and Tiffany & Co. Kennedy refers to himself as a recovering psychotherapist, having received his BA from Brown and his MA in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, children, and dogs.

Mike's Books and Blog of interest

How We Learn – Benedict Carey

Make It Stick – Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel

https://www.worklearning.com/wills-blog/

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A great book to go with this episode is How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens, by Benedict Carey. It's a favorite of mine and a favorite of Mike's!

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CLIPS

Dodgeball - If you can dodge a wrench...

Karate Kid

Whiplash

Wolf of Wallstreet

Dead Poets Society

MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


11.0 Why It Works: Larry Boyer on Personal Branding

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Do you ever feel that you don't have a unique personal brand? Have you ever felt a disconnect between what people thought and who you are inside? Ever wonder if there is more to a person's signature look than meets the eye?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Larry Boyer, founder of Success Rockets and a leading authority on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind personal branding.

We explore the how advances in technology make branding more important than ever, the power of knowing and leveraging your authentic brand, and how better branding contributes to a bigger payday.

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MEET OUR GUEST

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Larry Boyer

Larry Boyer has spent a lifetime developing the knowledge, skills and himself to talk with us about why personal branding is the key to succeeding during the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Physicist, economist, technologist, strategist, leader and coach, all wrapped into one, to help us understand the breadth and depth of the coming technological and economic disruption.

He founded Success Rockets LLC in the wake of the Great Recession after seeing how many people’s lives were completely changed, many literally overnight, as company after company failed. His mission is to help people better understand the business climate their financial well-being depends on and develop strategies to help them prepare and navigate the disruptions. He also advises businesses on navigating the changes through business strategy and leadership development.

Larry is the author of The Robot In the Next Cubicle: What You Need to Know to Adapt and Succeed In the Automation Age. He is a Certified Business Economist™, an ICF certified coach and Reach Personal Branding Strategist. He is on the Advisory Boards of the Rutgers Big Data program and TECH Pakistan and is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and co-leader of the ICF’s Coaching Science Community of Practice.

Contact Larry

Email: Larry.Boyer@SuccessRockets.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larryboyer/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LarryBoyer

 

Find out more about Larry's work

Success Rockets: http://www.SuccessRockets.com

Facebook Group: http://futureproofingyou.com

Check out Larry's book!

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CLIPS

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

The Matrix

Office Space - Flair

Wall Street - Greed is Good

Connor McGregor and Nate Diaz interview

Oprah Winfrey gives away cars (12:32 mark)

MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.


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Thanks to everyone who has been listening and supporting us on Patreon. We are almost at 50% of our initial goal so we can purchase some better audio equipment.

I'll be taking a short break over the summer for vacation and to properly prepare to launch Season 2. In the meantime, I'll continue to work hard on finding guests, making plans and with your help, having a second season that is as successful and rewarding as the first!