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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.

Nov 1, 2016

What does it mean to be certain?
Which comes first: judgement or reason?
What is the difference between our differences dividing us or empowering us?
And what does any of this have to do with riding an elephant?


This week Nick & Brett explore the concept of certainty, as it exist in everything from our political climate, to our businesses, to our communities. And through the research of neuroliogist Dr Robert Burton, the insights of professor Jonathan Heidt, the experience of designer Mark Busse, and the unique perspective of writer Dan Harmon, they discover that self awareness, humility, and empathy may hold some of the keys to us gaining control of this wild beast called Certainty.

Plus WTSdigs, a bunch of random clips, and a sound effect or three.

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WTS Digs!
Nick: Trumpcast Podcast. Episode, “OK, You Win”
http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/trumpcast/2016/10/a_trump_supporting_trumpcast_listener_bails_on_trump.html
Brett: Audrey & Daisy documentary on Netflix  https://www.netflix.com/title/80097321


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Angela Russell
over a year ago

This episode really resonated with me...probably because I am often convinced of my own certainty. You've given me something to consider.
Thank you!