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Where There’s Smoke is a weekly podcast that explores self-development through the filter of current events, pop culture, and experience. We surf the zeitgeist through an array of audio clips, quotes, concepts, and conversations.

In the spirit of The Daily Show and This American Life, we throw everything into an audio centrifuge that separates “what” from “why”. You walk away with insights and actionable solutions to improve your business, relationships, and almost any area of your life.

Dec 20, 2016

An annual WTS tradition returns! (Or starts... whatever.) Gather your family around the podcast box in the living room and relive your favorite podcast Christmas special all over again!

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Just what IS Christmas Spirit? Is it real? If so, how do find get it? What the heck does CWB stand for? And what’s the role...


Dec 13, 2016

Two holiday vignettes make up this week’s episode: 

First, Brett peels back the veneer of the joyful and festive holiday season, to acknowledge that sometimes … Christmas sucks. But, what if that’s actually be a good thing? If you are feeling a bit blue this Christmas, or know someone who is, then this segment is...


Dec 6, 2016

How much of who we are is influenced by where we are? And what do we do if we feel our environment is draining us, instead of charging us?

A year and a half ago, Brett moved from San Francisco to the suburbs of Toronto, and lately he’s wondering - well, actually he’s worried - if his new environment may be having a...


Nov 22, 2016

Much of life is out of our control. Often we are in situations where our level of control is small, but the impact of not having control is potentially large. And these moments can challenge our character, hamper our forward progress, or just be incredibly frustrating.

This week, we talk about how you can grasp control...


Nov 15, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi never said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.". But … that doesn’t mean it's not an accurate statement.


This week, we explore what we can do to make a difference through service. We hear from author and speaker Jon Gordon; education leader Jim Kielsmeier;...