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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.

May 19, 2020

This episode is a riddle, wrapped in an NBA championship, wrapped in a chance encounter, wrapped in privilege, wrapped in mashed potatoes, washed over by the ocean, and inside of a critical message for our world about humility.

Our journey starts  with a celebration and a question, and ends with a celebration and a question. In between we hear from two TedX speakers, an American playwright, a psychologist, and have in depth conversation with Ed Hess, author of Humility is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age.

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