We fight negativity and cynicism with conversations of surprise and delight.
Episode 17: Hello and Goodbye
Our season finale: From Mother Nature to Major League Baseball, from The Sopranos to The Simpsons, all good things have seasons, beginnings and endings to mark time, a chance to gather energy to be re-born. We say “goodbye” so we can joyfully say “hello” again in the future. For this episode, a few gentle goodbyes and hilarious hellos so we can get ready for Season 2, when we will have so many surprises and delights to share with you.
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Episode 16 - Games
Do you want to play The Consequence Jar Game, Green Glass Door, or Counting Naked People in Famous Museums? Games of Skill, Chance, Luck, Strategy, - where the body is the violin case and the soul is the violin, where we find that special spiritual force called Play, and even where we find the games of life and memories that connect generations. Join us for stories of Games to make you laugh, think, cry, and be excited about the world we are creating together.
#games #fun #luck #chance #baseball #football #MLB #SEC #conversation #authentic #surprise #delight #think #laugh #cry #igotoneforya
Episode 15 - Conversations
If Seinfeld was “a show about nothing,” here’s “a conversation about conversation.” Tales of office hours gone wrong, incorrect pronunciations, and even the secret disclosed as to why some people can converse while jogging and others cannot. Conversations that years later remain poignant and powerful, conversations of self-effacing confessions, conversations to connect to our best selves. Please join us for conversations to surprise and delight.
Episode 14 - Words, Words, Words
Principals, professors, poets, presidents, politicians, paralegals, paramedics, programmers… heck.. every person possesses these precious prizes: WORDS. What little kids learn and what all speakers speak. From “bedlam” to “balderdash” to which words on your belt buckle, we “use our words” to wonder and write and surprise and delight. Will you join us?
Episode 13 - Teams
The euphoria of the win, the dismay of the defeat, the loyalty of teammates. Here, we discuss the teams we love to love, the Little League ‘Padres’, the Juggernaut, the Louisville Huggers, as well as the complicated science of scoring a cross country meet and the strategy of talking smack in German. What the great teams, military units, companies, and neighborhoods have in common - that we are all in this life together.
A Message for Independence Day, 2021
A brief message about the blessings of freedom, new citizens, taking a pause on a holiday, and most especially, singing a joyous and difficult anthem.
Courtney and Mason have a genuine rapport that makes their stories and conversations seem unrehearsed and casual, but with a fun narrative pace that draws you in for each episode’s duration. Well worth the download!
Over the last 16 months, we’ve all been separated from the randomness, the ennui and, yes, the awkwardness that is inherent to the human experience. Courtney and Mason generously share stories from their past and - to the benefit of their audience - make no effort to burnish their past travails, reconnecting us to our own past and imperfect experiences. All delivered weekly to my headphones, free of charge. Every episode stuffed-full of surprise and delight, striking me square in my belt buckle. (Yes, I’m a Texan😎) Bravo to you both!
One of my all-time favorite podcasts
One of the things that makes this podcast special is Mason and Courtney’s amazing rapport. To describe it, I got one for ya from the legendary bluegrass (their professed favorite music genre) band “Old and in the Way”. During their early practice sessions, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Vassar Clements, John Kahn and Peter Rowan would start playing a song. They agreed to wander to another part of Jerry Garcia’s home for about 10 minutes and then meet back up again. When they returned, if they were still playing in sync, they knew that they were in their element. The way Mason and Courtney weave together threads of discussions is just like this!