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Boyd Matheson interviews national and Utah state thought leaders on the issues that are shaping our world.

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Boyd Matheson interviews national and Utah state thought leaders on the issues that are shaping our world.

    Moonshot Challenge: Our quest to quell the pandemic

    Moonshot Challenge: Our quest to quell the pandemic

    Over the past four months, Utahns, Americans and citizens around the world have attempted to deal with novel coronavirus. States and nations have struggled mightily with what to do, what government mandates were needed or necessary and how to get individuals and communities to take appropriate action. It is time for citizens to come together for 55 days for a big challenge - moonshot big. From now until Labor Day join us for our 55-day Moonshot challenge: Our quest to quell the pandemic. Moonshot.deseret.com

    • 12 min
    The case for Religious Liberty around the World - Gayle Manchin

    The case for Religious Liberty around the World - Gayle Manchin

    Freedom of religion or belief is an expansive right. That includes the freedoms of thought, conscience, expression, association and assembly. In America, religious freedom is considered a first freedom. Yet it is not so around the world. And in many places, this core human right is the subject of great persecution. Today, we talked to Gayle Manchin, vice chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, on this episode of "Therefore, What?" 

    • 21 min
    Essentialism: The disciplined pursuit of less with Greg McKeown

    Essentialism: The disciplined pursuit of less with Greg McKeown

    Countless individuals feel overcommitted, overworked and overloaded. Many are exhausted by trying to do more. Guilt comparisons and attempting to have it all weigh heavy on hearts, minds and souls. Could the solution be found in doing less? The author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller "Essentialism" — Greg McKeown —   joins us to explore the disciplined pursuit of less on this episode of "Therefore, What?"

    • 30 min
    Cultivating generosity and making miracles with Rabbi Yehuda Gurwitz

    Cultivating generosity and making miracles with Rabbi Yehuda Gurwitz

    A global pandemic, civil unrest and economic uncertainty have swept the nation. Despite such challenges more people are giving more than ever before. Rabbi Yehuda Gurwitz, CEO of Charidy.com, is out to make the impossible possible by cultivating a spirit of generosity. Join us for an inspiring conversation on this episode of "Therefore, What?"

    • 22 min
    Everyone needs a "Shark" and a Mentor - "Shark Tanks" Kevin Harrington

    Everyone needs a "Shark" and a Mentor - "Shark Tanks" Kevin Harrington

    Everyone at some point in their career needs a shark. Well, everyone needs a mentor to be sure. Kevin Harrington actually is both an original shark on the hit TV show "Shark Tank." Kevin knows what it takes to mentor entrepreneurs and individuals on the journey to excellence and ultimate success. Learn from this legendary entrepreneur on this episode of "Therefore, What?"

    • 24 min
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich: Pandemic Lessons from Rome

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich: Pandemic Lessons from Rome

    It has been said that ideas go booming through the world like cannons, thoughts are mightier than armies and principles have achieved more victories than horsemen or chariots. Inspiring ideas, transformational thoughts and powerful principles are exactly what America and the world need in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. So today we turn to one of the world’s great thinkers, historically principled idea guys and the ultimate policy entrepreneur. Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich joins us from Rome, Italy, for a deep dive, elevating conversation – on this episode of “Therefore, what?”

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

cleepost ,

George Will

Great work landing the best American columnist in the past 50 years as a guest. Fascinating commentary on politics in the era of Trump.

mtt47 ,

It’s not about you

I love the people you interview and the topics are important and timely. However your interviewing skills need honing. Two major issues. First, you intrude your thoughts and opinions and “witty” comments far too often. Especially now that you’ve been interviewed we don’t need to hear from you. You did this to distraction with the recovered addict. He was kind and even thanked you for saying what he was getting at, but as a listener I found it very distracting and inappropriate on your part. Second, you frequently ask double-barreled and even triple-barreled questions. E.g., “What did you learn from this experience, what is the take-away for you?” Which question do you want him to answer since there may well be two distinct answers. I was a university researcher and teacher. Especially as a qualitative researchers who did interviews with individuals and couples, I learned how you need to ask a simple, straightforward question, pause and let them answer it and then and only then ask a follow up question if I wanted more clarity or detail. Although I was a professor of family life I never would tell them what they needed to do, etc. listen to the guy on 99pi. He does great interviews.

Joseph Grenny ,

Important, Entertaining, Concise

Wow - I was riveted during the entire interview of the first podcast I listened to. So many podcasts are 15 minutes of idea fluffed into 45 minutes of air. This is the reverse. Matheson makes great use of my time while engaging me in some of the important questions of the day.

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