19 episodes

No agenda. No preconceptions. Let the best ideas win. Author and podcaster Joshua Citrak sits down with experts, pioneers and trend-setters to reexamine assumed knowledge, unquestioned narratives and misinformation to distill the best ideas and motivations, striving always to Do Better.

Do Better. Joshua Citrak

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

No agenda. No preconceptions. Let the best ideas win. Author and podcaster Joshua Citrak sits down with experts, pioneers and trend-setters to reexamine assumed knowledge, unquestioned narratives and misinformation to distill the best ideas and motivations, striving always to Do Better.

    Ep.018 Eric Trabert, Leon Loucheur, Andy Moon (Four Friends)

    Ep.018 Eric Trabert, Leon Loucheur, Andy Moon (Four Friends)

    Eric, Leon, Andy and I and we discuss the importance of male friendships - ribbing, clowning and talking shit; men and loneliness; vulnerability; masculinity in woke culture; repercussions of an isolated male population and technology and our sense of common communities.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep.017 Scott James

    Ep.017 Scott James

    3 time Emmy Award winning journalist, best selling novelist and New York Times contributor Scott James joins me once again to discuss the media’s role in disseminating misinformation, activist journalism making Trump seem sane (and right), fixing news media’s broken revenue model, his new book about the Station nightclub disaster, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and Mayor Pete.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Ep.016 Eric Trabert (Goldsmith), Leon Loucheur (Painter)

    Ep.016 Eric Trabert (Goldsmith), Leon Loucheur (Painter)

    We talk about taking time and finding perspective, resetting goals, cryo therapy and floating, disconnection, being dads, male friendship, the Grateful Dead and 80's metal and juggling professional obligations with the need for creativity.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep.015 Conversation with an Actual Living Scientist (Dr. Susan Citrak)

    Ep.015 Conversation with an Actual Living Scientist (Dr. Susan Citrak)

    In this episode Susan and I discuss the importance scientific literacy. She breaks down the sections of a scientific paper and explains how to determine whether a paper and its conclusions are valid. We also discuss life in academia, the purpose of The Academy and its role in the accumulation of all knowledge and technology.

    Whisper at Night: http://www.whisperatnight.com

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep.014 Jon Konrath (Author/Publisher)

    Ep.014 Jon Konrath (Author/Publisher)

    We talk about Jon's new book, word police and censorship from Tipper Gore to Twitter mobs, media dark ages and the control of content, Amazon's all powerful algorithm, corporate spying and big-data, depression, suicide, the maligned political center and that time E.R. used the word "shit" in primetime.
    Whisper at Night: http://www.whisperatnight.com

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Ep.013 Scott James (Journalist/Author)

    Ep.013 Scott James (Journalist/Author)

    Scott James is a 3-time Emmy winning journalist, best-selling author of two novels, "SoMa" and "The Sower," he currently writes for the New York Times. We discuss his latest NYT piece on transgender children, Pride Month, honesty in the media, virtue signaling and the sad state of San Francisco politics.
    Whisper at Night: http://www.whisperatnight.com

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Lil Giant ,

Do Better

I have enjoyed all. I love the variety, POV and thought provoking commentary. Always a good listen.

Marc from Johnson City, NY ,

It's the questions...

Great questions, great answers. It's worth the subscription

askjane ,

Great conversations!

The topics and the ideas put forth in D* Better are worth chewing on. It's such a treat to be able to hear from these guests—and from Joshua too. My only complaint about these riveting conversations is that I can't participate.

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