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Where There's Smoke 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.

Where There's Smoke Brett Gajda and Nick Jaworski

    • Self-Improvement

Where There's Smoke 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.

    56: Soaking in the Holidays (Feeling) - A Christmas Favorite

    56: Soaking in the Holidays (Feeling) - A Christmas Favorite

    Two holiday vignettes make up this week’s episode: 

    First, Brett peels back the veneer of the joyful and festive holiday season, to acknowledge that sometimes … Christmas sucks. But, what if that’s actually be a good thing? If you are feeling a bit blue this Christmas, or know someone who is, then this segment is for you.
    Then, Nick chimes in with a story about silence.

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    • 26 min
    42: The Case Against Truth (Lies) | A Nick Favorite

    42: The Case Against Truth (Lies) | A Nick Favorite

    Nick returns to bring attention to one of his personal favorite episodes of WTS. (Well, at least part of it... come back on Thursday!)
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    Original Show Notes (2/9/16)
    In honor of the return of Serial, this week we’re looking at Truth - well, truth and lies. Sometimes we lie for good reasons and sometimes we lie for bad ones. Which is which and why does it matter? Also, Author Scott Berkun also talks to us about The Myths of Innovation.
    Note: This is part one of a two-part episode. Make sure to come back next week! 
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    This week’s guest is Scott Berkun.
    Visit him at www.scottberkun.com.
    Twitter: @Berkun
    Book: The Myths of Innovation
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    34: How To Make It (Quality) w/ The Black List's Franklin Leonard - A WTS Favorite

    34: How To Make It (Quality) w/ The Black List's Franklin Leonard - A WTS Favorite

    This week, we bring you a fan favorite (literally) and encourage our Explorers to keep reaching out to us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. (Who knows would could happen!?)
    www.facebook.com/explorewts www.twitter.com/explorewts www.instagram.com/explorewts (Also, Nick is excited to have remastered this episode, too.)
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    Original show notes
    “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” That’s Steve Martin’s advice for anybody looking to be successful. We hear some form of this idea from countless actors, musicians, athletes, scientists: Do good work.

    This week, we attempt to unpack what “good work” truly means. We’re talking about “quality” - specifically as it pertains to situations where we are looking to break into a particular profession, get a promotion, or create a successful product. In those situations, doing “good work” requires us to understand what is expected in a given space and then be able to create for ourselves. 
    Joining us in this conversation is Franklin Leonard, the founder of The Black List. We also hear from author and speaker Jon Gordon, and receive some emails from the author of The Martian, Andy Weir. 
    Oh, and we talk about getting struck by lightning. Don’t ask, just listen.

    GUESTS
    Franklin Leonard
    Website: www.blcklst.com
    Twitter: @franklinleonard / @theblcklst

    Jon Gordon
    Website: www.jongordon.com
    Twitter: @JonGordon11
     
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    Links from our newest segment: WTS DIGS!
    Brett recommends Rhye - Woman (Album)
    Nick recommends My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Show)
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    • 37 min
    15: Are You In or Out? (Moments) - A WTS Favorite [Plus "What's Happening?!]

    15: Are You In or Out? (Moments) - A WTS Favorite [Plus "What's Happening?!]

    Brett & Nick stop by to find ask Explorers an important question. Then, you get to hear a classic episode of WTS - newly remastered for 2019! (Nobody will really care about that, but Nick was so happy to finally go back and make some adjustments!)
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    Original Episode Description for #15 Are You In or Out? (Moments)
    Life is a series of moments and, these days, many people struggle to do two things - fully experience and fully capture their moments. And it turns out, doing both might be impossible.

    In this episode, we explore our modern tendency to use our smartphones to document everything around us. Then, we look to uncover a solution to more effectively live our moments and manage our memories.

    We also talk to author and speaker, Kevin Carroll, to explore the power of play and how we can be more curious and present in the moments of our lives.


    Guest: Kevin Carroll
    Learn more about Kevin at www.kevincarrollkatalyst.com 
    Twitter: @kckatalyst
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    73: Time to Go (Urgency)

    73: Time to Go (Urgency)

    Author Frank Herbert once said, “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” In this final episode of Season 4, Brett & Nick take a look back and ask “What is the story of Season 4?”, “Was it a success?”, and - most importantly - “What’s next?”.
    Thanks for listening. We love you. We’ll see you next time.

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    72: What Are You Telling The World? (Message)

    72: What Are You Telling The World? (Message)

    If you could tell the world just one thing, what would it be? And, what impact might it have? This week, Nick explores that idea through the music of The Beatles and shows that you reap what you sow. (Spoiler alert?) Also, Brett goes straight to the source for some wisdom that we all need to hear.
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    WTSdigs
    NICK: This Is America, Childish Gambino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY
    BRETT: Caliphate podcast
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/podcasts/caliphate-isis-rukmini-callimachi.html

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