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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 2, 2016

We’re getting ready for a fun episode next week and so we figured today was the perfect day to revisit our past and share with you the important of "story" in shaping our lives. Also, make sure to visit and support our efforts! See you next week!

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Stories are built into our DNA. For thousands of years they have shaped cultures, religions, and whole civilization. And they may just be the answer to the age-old question, ‘Who Am I?’

In this episode of Where There’s Smoke, we explore the power of stories. Defining their ability to help you influence others, and the role they play in defining you. We weave through scientific studies, TED Talks, and documentaries; as well as doing flybys of Mad Men, Seinfeld, Frankenstein, The Princess Bride, and others.

Oh, and curious about the story of Where There’s Smoke itself? Who’s behind it? How did it start? Why? Well, we’ll give you a glimpse into that too.

And we finish on a fantastic interview with author and speaker Ty Bennett, where we provide even more tangible insight and strategies for you to apply.

Guest: Ty Bennett

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