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  • Ep. 29. Brad and Christina’s 6 Presentation Tips for Advanced Speakers

    GUEST: Christina Mozaffari, Partner, Throughline Group

    For more than a year, you’ve heard a lone voice at the helm of The Speak Good Podcast, host and Chief Executive Throughliner Brad Phillips. Today, you meet Throughline Group’s other half. Listen in as partner Christina Mozaffari joins Brad to reveal six advanced public speaking tips – from how to present more effective slides ...

    June 26, 2022

    Screenshot of Brad Phillips and Christina Mozaffari for The Speak Good Podcast
    Ep. 29: 06.26.22
  • Ep. 28. Two-Time World Debating Champion on How to Win Arguments

    GUEST: Bo Seo, Author, Good Arguments: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard

    Can you apply the rules of debate to your next dinner conversation? Author and champion debater Bo Seo sees parallels between formal verbal sparring and informal chatter around the table. In this episode, we talk about his book, Good Arguments: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard. Bo makes the case that anyone ...

    June 12, 2022

    Headshot two-time world champion debater and author Bo Seo by Jonah Hahn
    Ep. 28: 06.12.22
  • Ep. 27. Former New York Times Editor on His Bad Workplace Experience

    GUEST: Alan Henry, Editor, Journalist, and Author, Seen, Heard, and Paid: The New Work Rules for the Marginalized

    As the former editor-in-chief of the lifestyle blog Lifehacker, Alan Henry was well aware of the power of actionable advice in helping others maximize their potential. Little did he know he’d need some of that same advice to knock down professional obstacles that he faced after becoming the editor of the Smarter Living section of ...

    May 29, 2022

    Screenshot of Alan Henry by Jack Wallace
    Ep. 27: 05.29.22
  • Ep. 26. A Republican and a Democrat Walk Into a Bar …

    GUEST: Mónica Guzmán, Author, I Never Thought Of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times

    A Republican and Democrat walk into a bar. They see a liberal buying a conservative a drink, while a priest chats with a rabbi and minister. A CEO is talking with a union leader. A grandmother is there with her granddaughter, while an environmentalist is speaking to an oil company exec. “Is this a joke?” ...

    May 15, 2022

    Mónica Guzmán Photo: Meghann J Peirson
    Ep. 26: 05.15.22
  • Ep. 25. What Is Capitalism, Anyway (Part 2)?

    GUEST: Jonathan Levy, Author, Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States

    For centuries, America has put its collective faith in democracy and capitalism, social and economic systems that have been tried and tested during numerous cultural, economic, political, and civil shifts. Our guest, Jonathan Levy, has identified four distinct ages that have shaped America’s economy and led us to where we are today. In

    May 1, 2022

    Cover of Ages of Capitalism by Jonathan Levy
    Ep. 25: 05.01.22
  • Ep. 24. What Is Capitalism, Anyway? (Part 1)

    GUEST: Jonathan Levy, Author, Ages of American Capitalism: A History of the United States

    How did America become the world’s largest economy? By constantly evolving and responding to economic disruptions, says our guest Jonathan Levy. Across four distinct ages, the United States moved from an agrarian past to a capitalistic future, fueled by an economic system in which investors and consumers bank on future profits, while the government directs ...

    April 17, 2022

    Headshot of Professor and Author Jonathan Levy
    Ep. 24: 04.17.22
  • Ep. 23. Cheap Speech: How to Stop Disinformation Without Killing Free Speech

    GUEST: Rick Hasen, Author, Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics – and How to Cure It

    It’s easy to mock those spouting outlandish and off-base claims on social media networks, but are there more effective ways to counter the spread of misinformation? Our guest Rick Hasen believes there are other solutions to tackling false information – whether it’s spread unintentionally or intentionally – which could pave the way for more lasting ...

    April 3, 2022

    Ep. 23: 04.03.22