106 episodes

A Podcast About Influential People, Personal Growth and Being Wrong.

Why? Because shared knowledge, ideas and experiences influence all of us.

Host Curt Carstensen talks with people that have impacted his life, influenced his thinking and have an interesting story to tell. Each episode concludes with the "Being Wrong" segment where Curt's guests explain something they have changed their mind about.

People I Know Show Curt Carstensen

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

A Podcast About Influential People, Personal Growth and Being Wrong.

Why? Because shared knowledge, ideas and experiences influence all of us.

Host Curt Carstensen talks with people that have impacted his life, influenced his thinking and have an interesting story to tell. Each episode concludes with the "Being Wrong" segment where Curt's guests explain something they have changed their mind about.

    100: Boonmee McElroy, Celebrating Accomplishments

    100: Boonmee McElroy, Celebrating Accomplishments

    Boonmee McElroy recently released her first book, "I Hate Potatoes: They Make Me Cry". It's a huge accomplishment and something she said would be happening when we spoke to each other for Episode 92 of this podcast. Boonmee lived through an impoverished and abusive childhood in Thailand. For the first time, in her new book, she tells the full story and how she uses her experiences to better her life and the lives of others.
    For me, this is the 100th episode of my podcast. It's a huge accomplishment to have published so many meaningful conversations.
    This episode serves as a celebration for both of us.
    Watch this conversation on YouTube.
    Buy Boonmee's book on Amazon.
    Follow Boonmee's coaching page on Facebook @passionatecoach.
    Learn about the 75HardChallenge and/or listen to creator Andy Frisella explain the program.
    Connect with me on my Facebook page @curt.carstensen and on Instagram @curtpiks.
    Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for photos, videos and to interact with other listeners.
    See clips from recent episodes on the People I Know Show Clips channel on YouTube. Make sure you subscribe!
    Email comments and questions to peopleiknowshow@gmail.com.
    Browse a list of some of the apps to listen to "People I Know Show".

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Thanousay Khamphoune, Childhood Trauma & Brother's Suicide

    Thanousay Khamphoune, Childhood Trauma & Brother's Suicide

    Thanousay "T" Khamphoune realized a few years ago that sharing his story might be encouraging to others that have had a lot to overcome. As a child, he and his siblings had to live with different family members while his parents had legal problems. He was frequently moving and changing schools. Eventually being reunited with his dad brought some positives but also many challenges and threats of being taken away from his parents once again.
    Through all of this he's continued to work hard, pursue his dreams, and maintain the best life that he could. Sadly, he lost his youngest brother to suicide in the fall of 2021, adding another trauma to his family life.
    Still, "T" strives to be encouraging to others facing difficult challenges in their own lives.
    Watch this conversation on YouTube.
    Connect with me on my Facebook page @curt.carstensen and on Instagram @curtpiks.
    Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for photos, videos and to interact with other listeners.
    See clips from recent episodes on the People I Know Show Clips channel on YouTube. Make sure you subscribe!
    Email comments and questions to peopleiknowshow@gmail.com.
    Browse a list of some of the apps to listen to "People I Know Show".

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Gary Arndt, World Traveler & Everything Everywhere Daily

    Gary Arndt, World Traveler & Everything Everywhere Daily

    Gary Arndt is the creator and host of the "Everything Everywhere Daily" podcast. The podcast is a newer extension of his work as a successful travel blogger on the website everything-everywhere.com. Gary's podcast showcases his never-ending curiosity and wide variety of interests, while providing great, well-written information in a short amount of time each day for his audience.
    In this conversation we discuss the growing success of his podcast and some of what he has learned from it in the first year and a half. Plus we share observations and lessons from traveling. Gary has been to well over 200 countries and territories, each US state twice, and each Canadian province three times.
    Listen to Everything Everywhere Daily.
    Connect with Gary on Instagram @everythingeverywhere.
    Watch this conversation on YouTube.
    Connect with me on my Facebook page @curt.carstensen and on Instagram @curtpiks.
    Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for photos, videos and to interact with other listeners.
    See clips from recent episodes on the People I Know Show Clips channel on YouTube. Make sure you subscribe!
    Email comments and questions to peopleiknowshow@gmail.com.
    Browse a list of some of the apps to listen to "People I Know Show".

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Jeff Rinde, Modern Farming

    Jeff Rinde, Modern Farming

    Jeff Rinde was one of the other neighborhood farm kids when I was growing up in rural central Minnesota in the 1990s. While my family continually became less and less involved with farming, Jeff and his two older siblings partnered with their parents to expand the family farm into a much larger family business.
    What drew him to a life of farming? What does it take to make it as a modern farmer? The beef industry is accused of being one of the causes of climate change. Is farming sustainable?
    Watch this conversation on YouTube.
    Listen to Freakonomics - The Future of Meat.
    Listen to How to Save a Planet - The Beef with Beef.
    Connect with me on my Facebook page @curt.carstensen and on Instagram @curtpiks.
    Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for photos, videos and to interact with other listeners.
    See clips from recent episodes on the People I Know Show Clips channel on YouTube. Make sure you subscribe!
    Email comments and questions to peopleiknowshow@gmail.com.
    Browse a list of some of the apps to listen to "People I Know Show".

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Julie Rose, Nomad Life

    Julie Rose, Nomad Life

    Julie Rose has been on the road for nearly a year after selling her house and becoming a nomad. She works from "home" from wherever she chooses with her dog Penny as her permanent companion. She's on the verge of seeing all 50 states. Even when she completes that goal, there is no end in sight.
    What inspires Julie? Is it expensive? How is being single and dating with this lifestyle? 
    Julie answers those questions and many more.
    Follow her journey from @juliebrose on Instagram or juliedevivre.com. Her mini Australian shepherd, Penny, is @minipennyrose on IG.
    Watch this conversation on YouTube.
    Connect with me on my Facebook page @curt.carstensen and on Instagram @curtpiks.
    Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for photos, videos and to interact with other listeners.
    See clips from recent episodes on the People I Know Show Clips channel on YouTube. Make sure you subscribe!
    Email comments and questions to peopleiknowshow@gmail.com.
    Browse a list of some of the apps to listen to "People I Know Show".

    • 59 min
    Chase Carstensen, National Parks Road Trip

    Chase Carstensen, National Parks Road Trip

    My oldest two nephews Chase Carstensen and AJ Torfin joined me for an epic road trip to eleven national parks and three national monuments. In this episode we recap our exciting journey. We did the Delta Lake hike at Grand Teton National Park, the Angels Landing hike at Zion National Park, hiked to waterfalls at Glacier National Park, and whitewater rafted through Browns Canyon in Colorado.
    Chase is quite the adventurer and the main guest in this episode. AJ and I attempt to guide Chase through some of our observations we had of him during our journey. Chase turned 18 years old during the road trip.
    Watch this conversation on YouTube.
    Connect with me on my Facebook page @curt.carstensen and on Instagram @curtpiks.
    Follow "People I Know Show" on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for photos, videos and to interact with other listeners.
    See clips from recent episodes on the People I Know Show Clips channel on YouTube. Make sure you subscribe!
    Email comments and questions to peopleiknowshow@gmail.com.
    Browse a list of some of the apps to listen to "People I Know Show".

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

RonJ0hnson ,

This is my favorite podcast

The show is thought provoking. I love that the guests are everyday people Curt has meet throughout his life. Curt does a great job putting his guests at ease and letting them share their real stories and emotions.

ChuckREMAX ,

Great Variety of Guests

Curt mixes up the guests and the content to keep each show refreshing.