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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.

Feb 8, 2018

Surprise, Explorers! Just a quick update to let you know that we need suggestions for our 48-hour challenge. You can either listen to the episode or go to and leave your idea in the pinned post at the top. (OR, if you're in a Facebook fast like Brett, you can email us at

Feb 6, 2018

Jim Cuddy has been making music with Greg Keilor for 40 years. For the last 34 of those years, they have made up the songwriting duo for one of Canada’s most beloved and best-selling bands, Blue Rodeo.

Brett sits down with Jim to talk about that partnership along with the challenges and benefits of a long standing...

Jan 23, 2018

In the 1976 movie Network, upon being prompted by news anchor Howard Beale, people in cities all over the USA get up, open their windows, and yell, “I’m mad as hell as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”. It is now 2018 and people still seem mad as hell - only now, instead of yelling out our windows, we...

Jan 9, 2018

What would it take for this to be your best year ever?

That said, what is a year? Is it the days between January 1st and December 31st? Or is it any 12 month span of time? And does it even matter?

Are cassette tapes coming back? Could Nick rock Steve Harvey’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve outfit? And why is it...

Dec 19, 2017

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...