A sports/human interest-focused podcast hosted by former Division I quarterback Tanner Mangum dedicated to sharing stories of people that highlight the best of humanity, speak to the soul, and illustrate inspiring messages worthy of sharing with the world.
Episode 6: Doug Cartwright
The founder of The Daily Shifts app, which "offers daily reminders to help you build focus, find balance, and experience life more fully," Doug Cartwright joins me to discuss the power of presence, mindfulness and meditation to find inner peace and joy in a world full of chaos and unpredictability. Having gone through many "shifts" in his own life, both personal and professional, Doug's knowledge and insights shed light on the importance of mental and emotional well-being, and the simple daily steps we can take toward finding it.
Episode 5: Q&A
What helped you not care so much about what other people think? What was the best thing you learned in therapy? How do you tell someone you’re dating that you have a mental illness? You asked the questions, I provide my answers. Thanks to everyone who sent in ideas and thoughts. This is for you.
Episode 4: Turning Trials into Triumph with Former NFL Player Mitch Mathews
Mitch Mathews is a former NFL wide receiver who is now a successful business owner and entrepreneur. After a stellar career at Brigham Young University, which included an unforgettable Hail Mary touchdown catch to beat Nebraska in 2015, Mitch bounced around the NFL, playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, and Miami Dolphins. After his NFL career, Mitch started his own pest control company and became one of the fastest in the industry to sell 1,000 accounts in his first year. Through the many trials that he has faced, including the loss of his mother, Mitch has dedicated his life to inspiring others.
Episode 3: The Power of Social Connection with Psychologist and Neuroscientist Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad
Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University. Her groundbreaking research is focused on the long-term health effects of social connection; her work has been seminal in the recognition of social isolation and loneliness as risk factors for early mortality, which is helping shift health and wellness priorities for governments worldwide. Her work has been highlighted in the New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Time Magazine, NPR, Scientific American, This American Life, The Today Show, and other major media outlets.
Episode 2: Genuineness with Los Angeles Lakers Photographer Abigail Keenan
Abigail Keenan is an up-and-coming star in the sports photography world. Currently working for the Los Angeles Lakers social media team, Abigail (or Abby or AK) understands the transcendent power of sports, the stories they tell, and the life lessons they can teach us. She also appreciates a good Kanye West song, a car show, and a pair of Nikes every now and then...
Episode 1: Authenticity
Welcome to Maybe the Best of Things: A Podcast with Tanner Mangum. In the inaugural episode of the show, Tanner talks about the highs and lows of his college playing career, how he took control of his mental health, and his passions and goals moving forward. Act I: Who is Tanner? Act II: Why is he starting a podcast?; Act III: What to expect and MTBOT of the Week
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The world needs your voice!
So proud of you Tanner Mangum for stepping up and speaking out. I am so looking forward to the inspiring stories, the real people, the life lessons. I love the idea of “best of things for the week”- it will be a great conversation starter with my kids. We are cheering you on from Eagle! 🙌🏼🙌🏼