19 episodes

Podcast host, Aric McKeown, contacts and explores his very elementary grasp on conversation with complete strangers.

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    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

Podcast host, Aric McKeown, contacts and explores his very elementary grasp on conversation with complete strangers.

    Seth Flagg | Better Strangers: Episode 20

    Seth Flagg | Better Strangers: Episode 20

    Seth Flagg and Aric chat about everything from student teaching to finding your own doppelgänger. But wait, there’s more! Bad night club ideas, how to be polite to artists, getting out to support your friends, gift exchanges, fabric stores, Warhammer, and much much more. Why are you reading words when you could be listening to them? Listen to the podcast already!

    Websites mentioned in this podcast:

    Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things

    Feeding Objects

    Stay level, everyone. Stay level.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Matthew Pollack | Better Strangers : Episode 19

    Matthew Pollack | Better Strangers : Episode 19

    From a discussion of symbolism and character in movies like Gravity and Jurassic Park to plumbing the depths of fear and self doubt. Mapping the patterns of conversation and the bridge between “getting to know you” and “I get you” for your listening pleasure. Enjoy this Better Strangers podcast and share it with a stranger. Or someone you know. That’s probably safer.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Bruce Worden | Better Strangers: Episode 18

    Bruce Worden | Better Strangers: Episode 18

    Candiru. That’s the only word you need to know for this Better Strangers podcast with Bruce Worden. I know, I know. “Aric, you haven’t made one of these since November!” First, thanks for paying attention. Second, thanks for coming back. We have awkwardness, hipster beat poetry, fear of the ocean, and more in this episode. Enjoy it!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ava S | Better Strangers: Episode 17

    Ava S | Better Strangers: Episode 17

    Helping strangers, regrets, saying yes more often, and more come up in this two hour episode of this Better Strangers podcast with Ava S. Also, almost getting beat up at a movie theater and a difficult bathroom cleanup. How can those words not entice you to listen? They were such good words! Listen to the podcast already. It’s two hours! You’ll need the time you’re wasting reading this to listen.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Mary K Weinhagen | Better Strangers: Episode 16

    Mary K Weinhagen | Better Strangers: Episode 16

    Psychology, elevator conversations, truth, and fear are all delved into in this conversation with Mary K Weinhagen. I know! It’s been 7 months! But the Better Strangers podcast is back! Now with more sticktoitiveness!

    Know someone I don’t know? Fantastic! Tell them to submit their information right here to have an awkward conversation with me! It’s like winning an awkward stuffed animal at a carnival. It’s Cartman, but not really Cartman.

    Are you still reading this? Listen to the podcast already!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Julia H | Better Strangers: Episode 15

    Julia H | Better Strangers: Episode 15

    Movies and TV are the glue that holds this week’s conversation with Julia together. Listen (and thrill) as we find common ground in television and find where that leads a conversation to! Also, we talk a little bit about the death of dreams. I said there would be thrills.

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Jerry Sienfeld ,

Do more!

I hope more of these come out soon. So interesting. I want to cold call strangers now... Would that be weird if it wasn't for a podcast?

Mcpeckse ,

Smart, Funny, Freakin Fabulous

Aric explores the human connection with a refreshingly honest attitude. In my estimation the more real the more funny. You never know what you're going to get but you know you're going to laugh and not feel so alone in this cold tundra called life.

creatingsparks ,

Awesome show!

Great idea for a show. Plus your voice is like a mix between Fergie and Jesus! Love the show. If you are reading this review, you must subscribe, rate, review, and then share with everyone. In that order

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