20 episodes

The People People Podcast explores the ways in which humans connect and gather to make their lives and the world a better place. A production of The Social Excellence Project (@socialXcellence), the podcast’s host, Matt Mattson (@phiredupmatt), guides listeners through guest interviews, practical lessons, and powerful insights related to a concept known as “Social Excellence.” If you believe that connecting with new people is one of the most important ways to experience the world, this podcast is for you. If you believe that when people gather together, they have far greater potential to impact the world, this podcast is for you. If you lead organizations, congregations, civic groups, non-profits, political parties, student clubs, or relationship-based businesses, this podcast is for you. The “people people” who listen to this podcast are a community of leaders, organizers, citizens, and entrepreneurs who want to use handshakes, conversations, networking, relationships, and organizations to make the world a better place.

People People Podcast Matt Mattson

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

The People People Podcast explores the ways in which humans connect and gather to make their lives and the world a better place. A production of The Social Excellence Project (@socialXcellence), the podcast’s host, Matt Mattson (@phiredupmatt), guides listeners through guest interviews, practical lessons, and powerful insights related to a concept known as “Social Excellence.” If you believe that connecting with new people is one of the most important ways to experience the world, this podcast is for you. If you believe that when people gather together, they have far greater potential to impact the world, this podcast is for you. If you lead organizations, congregations, civic groups, non-profits, political parties, student clubs, or relationship-based businesses, this podcast is for you. The “people people” who listen to this podcast are a community of leaders, organizers, citizens, and entrepreneurs who want to use handshakes, conversations, networking, relationships, and organizations to make the world a better place.

    "Are Politics Poison?" with State Representative Colin Larson

    "Are Politics Poison?" with State Representative Colin Larson

    Can human connection happen between a modern politician and a podcast host? What if they are from opposing political parties? Are there parallels between running a local coffee shop and running a state? Should we be hoping for some major political pendulum swing? Is there hope for US politics because millennial politicians are rising?

    • 59 min
    "Building A Community" with Scott Spears

    "Building A Community" with Scott Spears

    Thanks for listening to this new episode of The People People Podcast featuring special guest Scott Spears! Scott is the creator and owner of Scrumptious, Super Zoom Bang Bang, Sock, Schoolhouse, and So RADish in Olde Town Arvada.

    What do you think of when you hear the word “community?” If the idea of a thriving small town with happy people milling about seems both delightful and like something from centuries past, you’re not alone. These small “main street” communities seem like an essential part of classic Americana, but didn’t they go the way of the dinosaur and rotary phone?

    Well, at least in Arvada, Colorado, community is thriving and it is due in large part to this episode’s guest, Scott Spears.

    Scott is an entrepreneur, but more than that, he is a community engineer. He has been a leader in the movement to take one small town that had literally turned into an antique, and transform it into a thriving community.

    This podcast includes a BUNCH of awesome tips on practical Social Excellence in action. Listen to how his vision was turned into a reality through real human to human interaction, involvement in community organizations, and creative details that bring people together through fun and joy.

    Scott is an example of real Social Excellence in action, and his businesses are some of the most fun, exciting, and happy places you’ll encounter anywhere. Enjoy the podcast, and if you’re ever in Arvada, Colorado, you HAVE TO visit these places!

    Scrumptious (http://www.scrumptiousco.com/)
    Super Zoom Bang Bang (https://www.facebook.com/superzoombangbang/)
    Sock (https://www.facebook.com/sockstandproud/)
    Schoolhouse (http://www.schoolhousearvada.com/)
    So RADish (http://www.soradish.com/)

    • 51 min
    "The Double Date" with Tina VanSteenbergen, James Robilotta, and Meggan Mattson

    "The Double Date" with Tina VanSteenbergen, James Robilotta, and Meggan Mattson

    A brand new episode of The People People Podcast… This one is about LOVE! Romance! Amorousness! Passion! Marriage! And everything related to that kind of mushy stuff. Welcome to the special “DOUBLE DATE” episode featuring special guests Tina VanSteenbergen, James Robilotta, Meggan Mattson, and your host Matt Mattson.

    This episode is really special. We put a microphone right in the middle of a double date. The show’s host, Matt Mattson along with his wife Meggan Mattson (an entrepreneur and indepent college counselor - click here to learn more) joined for an evening of conversation with James Robilotta and Tina Vansteenbergen. Learn more about James professionally here, and here’s a link for Tina.

    The Mattsons have been married for 15 years. Tina and James got married last year. There were discussions about healthy relationships, communication patterns, and the power of compliments.

    More than anything, there was genuine love expressed in a way that is too rare. We’re not sure if these two marriages are perfect, but they sure are beautiful and have lessons to share with any listener.

    Social Excellence has very real applications to romantic relationships, and this episode offers a fun glimpse at what that looks like in practice.

    • 38 min
    "The Idea That Could Save Lives" with Akshay Pradhan

    "The Idea That Could Save Lives" with Akshay Pradhan

    Do you have an idea that is sitting in your mind, just waiting to come to life? Does the world desperately need you to make that idea into something real?

    Akshay Pradhan, our guest in this episode of The People People Podcast, made an idea real that is literally meant to save lives in some of the most terrifying moments our society too often provides: public shootings.

    • 24 min
    "A Jeffersonian Style Dinner" with Lara Smedley

    "A Jeffersonian Style Dinner" with Lara Smedley

    Have you ever participated in a Jeffersonian Dinner? Let me tell you about this truly one-of-a-kind event I was a part of recently... In fact, let me take you on an audio adventure into the event, and then we’ll talk with the creator of this “Sunset Dinner Experience” produced by Smedley Events, Lara Smedley.

    This thoughtful gathering was for one purpose — human connection — strangers gathered in a breathtaking setting, enjoying inspired local cuisine and drinks, and engaging in guided conversation around a shared topic (“Legacy”).

    Apparently Thomas Jefferson was known for putting together events like this. They probably didn’t include Colorado sunsets and perfectly timed rainbows and such a fascinating group of folks from all age ranges and life experiences. I was honored to be asked to moderate. This is #socialexcellence in practice.

    Enjoy this episode that includes raw audio from event, a deep interview with the creator of the event, and some tips for creating a powerful gathering based on what was learned at this one.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 45 min
    "Social Transformation" with co-host Justin Spurlock

    "Social Transformation" with co-host Justin Spurlock

    There's a lot of shouting right now. Has been for a while. And I don't blame the shouters. They have a right to be angry, to shout, to fight, and to rage against the powers that be. I'm mad too. And it is a fine place to start.

    But what if you want to make this world a better place for the long-haul? What if you want to make impact beyond surface-level, and truly transform the world to be a better place for you, your neighbor, and everyone?

    We don't think anger and fighting can sustain.

    To actually change the world, and not just rearrange it, we have to come together and do work fueled by love.

    If you find yourself looking for proof everyone is against you. If you find yourself able to see the darkness in anyone. If you find yourself posting, shouting, tearing down, retweeting, commenting, dismantling, unseating, blaming, or shaming... you might not be wrong at all. And it might be temporarily helpful. But that fighting can not sustain. It can't sustain you, and it can't sustain the cause you're meaning to champion.

    We offer these 5 Considerations For Becoming Socially Transformative (Beyond Social Excellence).

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Runner888888 ,

Upbeat, Inspirational & A Reminder To Connect!

If ever you’re in a bad mood or feeling lonely, listen to this podcast! Matt does a phenomenal job not only reminding us to stay connected but also connecting with his guests so it makes you feel like you’re sitting there with them. I use this as my reminder that this life is all about connection with others and we all have something to offer!

Dave's Executive Assistant ,

Wow!

Great pod for people that like and care about people. Maybe the Seinfeld of podcasts. Easy way to just have a conversation with folks you might want to meet one day.

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