152 episodes

In a world more connected— yet lonelier— than it's ever been, Carlos Whittaker is bringing humans together all over the world. Backed by the power of a massive Instafamilia, his enthusiastic social followers tune in daily and join forces with Carlos to find connection, do good, and be in community. In this podcast Carlos creates a space where people are safe to engage in conversation about the topics that matter most. His motto: Don't stand on issues, walk with people.

The Carlos Whittaker Podcast That Sounds Fun Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2.8K Ratings

In a world more connected— yet lonelier— than it's ever been, Carlos Whittaker is bringing humans together all over the world. Backed by the power of a massive Instafamilia, his enthusiastic social followers tune in daily and join forces with Carlos to find connection, do good, and be in community. In this podcast Carlos creates a space where people are safe to engage in conversation about the topics that matter most. His motto: Don't stand on issues, walk with people.

    Episode 8: Is PEACE Possible Between Israel And Palestine?? w/ Todd Deatherage

    Episode 8: Is PEACE Possible Between Israel And Palestine?? w/ Todd Deatherage

    This is a conversation I’ve been wanting to have for a long time, and I'm grateful to be joined by someone who has been working with Israelis and Palestinians long before October 7th.
    Todd Deatherage is the co-founder of The Telos Group, an organization dedicated to seeking the freedom, security, and dignity of every human being in the Holy Land.
    We talk about why this conflict can feel hard to address, historical trauma among the people groups, the role of America(ns), how to be a peacemaker, what you can do to help, and so much more!
    This conversation is educational, hopeful, and activating!
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    Learn more about The Telos Group here: telosgroup.org
    Download The Principles and Practices of Peacemaking here.
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    I want to hear from you! Fill out this survey and tell me your thoughts!
    Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes
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    • 56 min
    Episode 7: Kansas City - Mass Shootings Will End EVENTUALLY? Right???

    Episode 7: Kansas City - Mass Shootings Will End EVENTUALLY? Right???

    Yesterday, we witnessed yet another mass shooting in America...
    This time, on the anniversary of another mass shooting. The Parkland High School mass shooting.
    They can no longer have their days to mourn. They have to share days. 
    I think I speak for the majority of Americans when I say that I wonder if we have become desensitized and if we actually will ever do anything. Or have we given up? Accepting this as our new normal.
    And I can exchange "we" for "me" cause I found myself today, desensitized to 21 people being shot at a Superbowl parade. It almost felt like just another news story...
    Until I put up a question box asking the Kansas City Instafamilia how they were doing...
    Their answers were sobering. 
    This isn't an episode with answers...
    But I hope it is filled with the right questions.
    I recorded this live on Instagram, so it's a little different but I think it works.
    Visit https://safertn.org/ for info on how TN is coming together from both sides of the aisle to stop this now...
    . . . . .
    Listen to my episode with Voices for a Safter TN here.
    I want to hear from you! Fill out this survey and tell me your thoughts!
    Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes
    Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes
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    • 33 min
    Episode 6: Catching Up With Carlos & Heather

    Episode 6: Catching Up With Carlos & Heather

    Everyone’s favorite guest is joining me today: my wife HEATHER! 
    We talk about why Heather left Instagram, what it’s like having my parents across the street, how I’m feeling about my dad’s dementia, our kids growing up, and all the change that’s happening in our family.
    We laugh, we cry, and we wouldn't change anything about this crazy, FULL season of life we’re in!
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    Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes
    Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes
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    • 43 min
    Episode 5: Taylor Swift Controversy - Carlos' Version

    Episode 5: Taylor Swift Controversy - Carlos' Version

    I’ve talked about a lot of controversial things on Instagram, but I don’t know if I have EVER gotten the kind of reaction that I got from my Taylor Swift reel this week. 
    When I tell you that comment section is a dumpster fire, I mean it! So I wanted to dig a little deeper into why this feels like such a big deal. 
    This episode is part commentary, part introspection, and part warning of the underlying toxicity of this controversy.
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    Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes
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    • 34 min
    Episode 4: The Mom Of A Covenant School Shooting Victim, A Woman Who Lost A Father And Son To Suicide By Firearms, And A Policy Maker With A Vision For A Safer World

    Episode 4: The Mom Of A Covenant School Shooting Victim, A Woman Who Lost A Father And Son To Suicide By Firearms, And A Policy Maker With A Vision For A Safer World

    Today we are courageously joined by Katy Dieckhaus, who lost her daughter Evelyn in the Covenant School Shooting in Nashville in 2023, and Annette Lake, who lost both her father Kenny and son Terrance to suicide by firearm less than a year apart in the early 2000s. They’re sharing their stories with you.
    We are also joined by Erin Rogus, who is walking with people like Katy and Annette to fight for change. Erin is the policy director for Voices For A Safer Tennessee, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide coalition dedicated to prioritizing firearm safety and advocating for common sense gun laws to make communities across Tennessee safer for all of us.
    Listening to stories like Katy's and Annette's is how we practice walking with people and not standing on issues. These women’s stories will change you— maybe not your opinion, and that’s okay— but they will change your heart if you let them. 
    Submit your questions for next week's episode on Spotify, in my question box on Instagram, or email them to whitney@carloswhittaker.com.
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    Learn more about Voices for a Safer Tennessee (Safer TN) that Katy and Erin are a part of at: https://safertn.org/
    Join the Safer TN Coalition: https://safertn.org/join-the-coalition/
    Donate to Safer TN: https://safertn.org/donate/
    Follow Safer TN on social: https://www.instagram.com/voices4safertn?igsh=MWwyeWNnbW02ZzY1Ng==
    Find your TN state legislators: https://safertn.org/guide-to-reach-out-to-your-state-legislators/
    Join Safer TN at the Capitol: https://safertn.org/legislative-session-sign-up/
    Find resources from TN Suicide Prevention Network here: tspn.org
    If you or a loved one are experiencing crisis or suicidal thoughts, call 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifelife. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
    . . . . .
    Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes
    Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 3: Navigating Political Conversations While Preserving Relationships

    Episode 3: Navigating Political Conversations While Preserving Relationships

    Get ready! We’re talking about how to navigate political conversations while PRESERVING relationships. 
    Sounds kind of impossible, right? I promise it’s not. 
    Did you know that there is actual psychology behind polarization? That’s right. And did you know that your conversations don't have to be polarizing? Right again.
    Join me in this episode as I break down some of the ways psychology plays a part in political polarization, common pitfalls to avoid, and some practices we can all implement to help us have BETTER conversations and relationships.
    Let's make 2024 the year that we look for shared values and common ground.
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    . . . . .
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

PleiadesPlease ,

Role Model

Acountability and vulnerability create empowered masculinity. Misogyny runs so deep from our personal and cultural programming. I was glad to hear Carlos acknowledge his own. We all need to acknowledge our own outdated beliefs to change. Carlos is seriously an amazing human being. He gives me hope.

Autre26 ,

Such a joy

It’s easy to look around and get very concerned or anxious and in that time Carlos provides a needed voice. Listen learn and enjoy!

Africa love ,

Honest, real, authentic

Thankful for Carlos’ voice of reason, the way he seeks to understand, and the way he guides the Instafamilia into deeper compassion for our fellow humans. Love this space!

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