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Episode 82: How to Have the Messy Conversations with Carlos Whittaker

podcast Jan 24, 2022

In this episode, author and speaker Carlos Whittaker joins Sharon once again to discuss everything from 150 year old log houses to how Gen Z will be the generation to break our serious reliance on life-as-performance on social media. The iconic duo swaps thoughts on chickens, Nirvana album art, and more serious topics like fear of the unknown, critical race theory, and the messiness of history. How do we reconcile our greatest national heroes and achievements with the idea that many people have been harmed along the way?

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About the Guest:

Carlos Whittaker is a self proclaimed “Hope Dealer” who spends the majority of his time telling stories on stages and phone screens across the world that lead people towards action.

He’s a People’s Choice Award winner and the author of three books, Moment Maker, Kill The Spider, & Enter Wild which all lead people towards freedom in some way, shape, or form. Carlos is the host of the popular podcast “Human Hope w/ Carlos Whittaker” & lives with his wife, 3 kids, and 5 chickens in Nashville TN. You can find out more about Carlos and his work at or @loswhit on Instagram.

About Today’s Sponsor:

Founded by a pair of former think tank executives, Kite & Key produces witty, informative 5-minute videos on everything from why housing costs go up to the future of nuclear power to how we ended up with Daylight Saving Time. Kite & Key is a non-profit that’s focused on public education, which has two important consequences. (1) It means that all their content is free to you, the viewer. And (2) because they believe in the importance of opinions rooted in facts, every video on their website includes links to ALL their sources and further reading — so you can make up your mind for yourself.

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