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The bettercast is a weekly conversation with a real person about how they got better at something. Through these conversations, we explore what it means to be a better friend, boss, parter, and citizen of the world.
||Clean#29 - a new age-old trade||Danielle Frimer is the Head of Conversation Design at Xandra (and Kat's Boss). Like Kat, Danielle is an actor. In this conversation, we talk about how she found herself writing Alexa Skills, how it's like acting, and some of the differences between...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28 - meaning matching||Sue and Bruce Wilcox make chatbots that frequently win the world's top prizes for artificial intelligence. And the way they've made better chatbots is by pairing backgrounds in psychology with great creative writing and coding skills. In this episode,..||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#27 - stop skipping steps||What's the difference between making stuff that impresses people and making stuff that's actually good? Janelle Hardy is a visual artist who sought find out by placing herself in situations that meant she had to stop skipping steps. We hear how that...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#26 - avoiding pointless practice||How far can you run... before you realize you haven't been getting anywhere? Aiden Cooper is a sommelier at a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York. And if that wasn't already competitive enough, a few years ago he was one of the most promising...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25 - how to teach (pt 2)||There's lots of stuff you know you shouldn't do, like text and drive. So why do you still do it? Julie Dirksen of Usable Learning joins us for a conversation about complexity and nuance of teaching everything from basic knowledge to advanced habits,...||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#24 - how to teach (pt 1)||If you get good at something, someone is going to ask you to teach them how you did it. But being good at something and being good at teaching it are not the same thing. This week, Nakita Pope recalls learning how to teach beginners and how it's...||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#23 - how to walk away||Patrick Kelly Jones is one of the best, most highly sought-after actors in the Bay Area. So why, after 20 years of mastering his craft, is he giving it up? In what might be the most real, and vulnerable conversations yet on this show, Stevo talk with...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22 - how to turn "F you!" into art||Has someone ever told you that you couldn't do so…||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 - what's in a name?||Yusuf took the name Yusuf when converted to Islam…||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 - biblical standards for non-biblical problems||What does it mean to have a "biblical standard?" …||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 - practical faith||Brenda Cunningham and I share a problem— we hate …||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 - going where you're celebrated||What do you do when you realize that you trust yo…||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 - emotional responsibility||What does it mean to be authentic? What are we tr…||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 - On being useful||Brandon Scott Chien has lived in the woods for 45…||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 - 100 noes with Dr. Nadia Brown||How many times do you have to do something you ha…||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 - superbly played with Andrus Nichols||Imagine giving up your entire life to pursue some…||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 - writing a book when you don't know how||5 years ago, Kent Davis had never written a novel…||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 - how tracking data can impact our motivation||Dr. Amy Bucher has been designing health behavior…||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 - getting out of your comfort zone||On a whim, Shane moved to Oakland to start a rap …||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 - death, miscarriages, and learning the banjo||If you were the most-produced living playwright i…||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 - sometimes you gotta make a fool of yourself||What if you only ever tried stuff that you were a…||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - changing your social media habits||What would happen if you just unfollowed the thin…||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 - why some people persist at their resolutions and others quit||Dr. Heather Patrick has designed some of the larg…||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - how to make confrontation easier||How do you have difficult conversations? Today we…||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 - put technology in service of your goals||Does technology help or hinder you? We talk with …||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - what happens when you stop complaining?||“What would happen if I never complained again?” …||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - ashley and the ‘94 camry||When her car broke down and she had no money to f…||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 - rally your accountabilibuddies||Does it ever feel like your friends and family do…||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 - bettercast preview||The Bettercast is for people who want to learn ho…||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Very interesting interviews and topics!
Beaucoup Behavioral Change!
Fantastic podcast going through psychology, change, and motivation, and much more. Cool guests with varied backgrounds and stories keep it interesting. Great hosts who could talk about anything but what really sets it apart is the audio quality, a step ahead of the average cast.
I am a huge fan of these conversations because they make me think, they delight, challenge, and surprise me.. This is my new favorite resource for self-improvement and for food for thought.