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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.

Oct 27, 2020

What is Halloween without the trick or treating?

That is the question that started the journey of this episode. A lot of our traditions over the next few months are going to look different this year. Not just Halloween. It’s unlikely that celebrations of US Thanksgiving, Diwali, Hanukkah, or Christmas will have the...


Oct 23, 2020

Halloween is coming up and that means Halloween movies and TV specials! To celebrate, Nick explores one of the earliest and most famous Halloween specials - It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. An often overlooked element in that show is the fact that Linus must be sincere in order for the Great Pumpkin to arrive....


Oct 9, 2020

The world is grappling with a lot of tough issues. Issues that are nuanced and layered. Issues that don’t necessarily have a right or wrong answer. Issues that demand dialogue for progress. And yet we seem to mostly be doing something else. 

This week we are talking about talking. Debate vs Dialogue. Nick revisits an...


Oct 2, 2020

Is it true that one man's shame was the cause of the AIDS epidemic in North America? 

Nick's new show, Shame Rules!, is available today and this week we're giving you a sneak peak. 

To hear the rest of it, subscribe to Shame Rules! wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Sep 25, 2020

This week our episode is inspired by the life of Chadwick Boseman.

We challenge ourselves to look at how we are showing up in the world. With all of our fears and doubts and distractions, and over corrections and under corrections, and at times just plain laziness or indifference - how many of us manage to consistently...