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Sharing Knowledge So People Can Thrive

A special-series podcast on NEW BOOKS network’s psychology channel

Confounding, exhilarating and contagious: emotions matter. And so does applying
emotional intelligence (EQ). Every week I hold in-depth conversations with authors from
numerous fields to explore how emotions drive personalities, relationships and behavior.

Introduction to Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight.

Episode 1

Steven Schier & Todd Eberly

How Trump Happened:

A System Shock Decades in the Making

June 4, 2020

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Steven E. Schier & Todd E. Eberly

How did Donald Trump’s leveraging of emotions get him to The White House?

Episode 2

Joseph Pine & James Gilmore

The Experience Economy

Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money

June 4, 2020

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B. Joseph Pine II & James H. Gilmore

How is the retail sector going to be best able to survive the Amazon juggernaut?

Episode 3

Kenneth Womack

Solid State

The Story of Abbey Road and the End of The Beatles

June 4, 2020

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Kenneth Womack

To what degree did each of The Beatles exhibit emotional intelligence in the band’s final year?

Episode 4

Susie Hodge

The Short Story of Architecture

A Pocket Guide to Key Styles, Buildings, Elements & Materials

June 4, 2020

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Susie Hodge

What makes a building’s design come alive as it helps shape our existence?

Episode 5

David R. Grimes

The Irrational Ape

Why Flawed Logic Puts Us All at Risk, and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World

June 11, 2020

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David R. Grimes

What are some of the prevalent ways in which we lie to ourselves and limit our flexibility?

Episode 6

Eric Lonergran & Mark Blyth


June 18, 2020

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Eric Lonergran & Mark Blyth

How are we going to address inequality and put the economy on a sounder footing?

Episode 7

Emily Balcetis

Clearer, Closer, Better

How Successful People See the World

June 25, 2020

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Emily Balcetis

How can we improve our productivity by literally seeing the world differently than before?

Episode 8

Charlene Li

The Disruption Mindset

Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail

July 2, 2020

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What does it take for a company’s culture to enable ongoing growth?

Episode 9

Caroline Stokes

Elephants Before Unicorns

Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company

July 9, 2020

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Caroline Stokes

How does avoidance of conflict ultimately create more conflict in the workplace?

Episode 10

Siri Hustvedt

Memories of the Future

July 16, 2020

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Siri Hustvedt

How Do We Write Our Personal History at the Same Time That It’s Written for Us?

Episode 11

Nir Bashan

The Creator Mindset

92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability

July 23, 2020

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Nir Bashan

Why is the corporate fallback being “analytical” (as opposed to nurturing creativity)?

Episode 12

David A. Harris

A City Divided

Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations

July 30, 2020

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David A. Harris

How do we move police forces from a warrior culture to connecting better with communities they serve?

Episode 13

Cary Cooper

The Apology Impulse

How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It

August 6, 2020

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Cary Cooper

What are best-practices for alleviating stress in the workplace?

Episode 14

Art Markman

Bring Your Brain to Work

Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do It Well, and Advance Your Career

August 13, 2020

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Art Markman

What does it take to both fit in and yet also prosper and grow as a person in the workplace?

Episode 15

John R. Hibbing

The Securitarian Personality

What Really Motivates Trump’s Base and Why It Matters for the Post-Trump Era

August 20, 2020

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John R. Hibbing

What are the policy implications due to a fundamental distrust and dislike of “outsiders”?

Episode 16

Nick Morgan

Can You Hear Me?

How to Connect with People in a Virtual World

August 27, 2020

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Nick Morgan

How is communicating virtually like eating Pringles forever?

Episode 17

Paul Offit


When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far

September 3, 2020

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Paul Offit

Why Do Unnecessary and Often Counter-Productive Medical Interventions Happen So Often?

Episode 18

Roger Kennedy

The Power of Music

Psychoanalytic Explorations

September 10, 2020

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Roger Kennedy

Why is music so powerful in eliciting emotions?

Episode 19

Colleen Stanley

Emotional Intelligence for Sales Leadership

The Secret to Building High-Performance Sales Teams

September 17, 2020

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Colleen Stanley

What does it take to connect successfully with somebody you’re trying to “win over”?

Episode 20

Timothy R. Clark

The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation

September 24, 2020

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Timothy R. Clark

How does any organization invite the true, full participation of its members?

Episode 21

Berit Brogaard


Understanding Our Most Dangerous Emotion

October 1, 2020

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Berit Brogaard

What is it that makes hatred so addicting?

Episode 22

David Barash


Intimidation and Its Discontents

October 8, 2020

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David Barash

What are the similar ways in which animals and people try to intimidate others?

Episode 23

Rory Sutherland


The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life

October 15, 2020

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Rory Sutherland

What are the limitations of relying on logic as an upfront filter in pursuing ideas?

Episode 25

Michael E. McCullough

The Kindness of Strangers

How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code

October 22, 2020

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Michael E. McCullough

Why Give a Damn About Strangers?

Episode 26

Thomas Abt

Bleeding Out

The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets

October 29, 2020

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Thomas Abt

How do we promote peace in the streets?

Episode 27

Jamie Merisotis

Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines

November 5, 2020

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Jamie Merisotis

Are robots going to be our overlords?

Episode 28

Christophe Morin

The Serenity Code

How Brain Plasticity Helps You Live Without Stress, Anxiety, and Depression (SAD)

November 12, 2020

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Christophe Morin

How can we rewire your brains to escape stress and anxiety?

Episode 29

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

What's Your Problem?

To Solve Your Toughest Problems,

Change the Problems You Solve

November 19, 2020

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Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Stop Solving the Wrong Problem!

Episode 30

Amy Bucher


Designing for Behavior Change

November 26, 2020

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Amy Bucher

Episode 31

Leigh Thompson

Negotiating the Sweet Spot

The Art of Leaving Nothing on the Table

December 3, 2020

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Leigh Thompson

Episode 32

Ellen Van Oosten

Helping People Change

Coaching with Compassion for

Lifelong Learning and Growth

December 10, 2020

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Ellen Van Oosten

Episode 33

Steven W. Webster

American Rage

How Anger Shapes Our Politics

December 17, 2020

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Steven W. Webster

Episode 34

Russell T. Warne

In the Know

Debunking 35 Myths about Human Intelligence

December 24, 2020

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Russell T. Warne

Episode 35

Daniel Lieberman


How We Did Not Evolve to Exercise and What to Do about It

December 31, 2020

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Daniel Lieberman

Episode 36

David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson

Good Guys

How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace

January 7, 2021

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David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnso

Episode 37

Chris Hamby

Soul Full of Coal Dust

The True Story of an Epic Battle for Justice

January 14, 2021

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Chris Hamby

Episode 38

Michael Gorra

The Saddest Words

William Faulkner's Civil War

January 21, 2021

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Michael Gorra

Episode 39

Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini


Creating Organizations As Amazing As the

People Inside Them

January 28, 2021

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Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini

Episode 40

Sharon Olds


February 4, 2021

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Sharon Olds

Episode 41

Paul O. Jenkins


February 11, 2021

Paul O. Jenkins

Episode 42

Alan Lightman

Probable Impossibilities:

Musings on Beginnings and Endings

February 18, 2021

Alan Lightman

Episode 43

Candacy Taylor

Overground Railroad:

The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

February 25, 2021

Candacy Taylor

Episode 44

Ming-Hui Huang

The Feeling Economy:

How Artificial Intelligence is Creating the Era of Empathy

March 4, 2021

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Ming-Hui Huang

Episode 45

Michael Patrick F. Smith

The Good Hand:

A Memoir of Work, Brotherhood, and Transformation in an American Boomtown

March 11, 2021

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Michael Patrick F. Smith

Episode 46

David G. White Jr.

Disrupting Corporate Culture:

How Cognitive Science Alters Accepted Beliefs About Culture and Culture Change

March 18, 2021

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David G. White Jr.

Episode 47

David A. Less

Memphis Mayhem:

A Story of the Music That Shook Up the World

March 25, 2021

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David Less

Episode 48

Kali Nicole Gross

A Black Women's History of the United States


April 1, 2021

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Kali Nicole Gross

Episode 49

Adam Bryant

The CEO Test:

Master the Challenges That Make or Break All Leaders

April 8, 2021

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Adam Bryant

Episode 50

Eric Rupp

The Transformational Travel Journal:

Your Guide to Creating a Life-Changing Journey

April 15, 2021

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Eric Rupp

Episode 51

Mathew Sweezey

The Context Marketing Revolution:

How to Motivate Buyers in the Age of Infinite Media

April 22, 2021

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Mathew Sweezey

Episode 52

Kim Scott

Just Work:

How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity

April 29, 2021

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Kim Scott

Episode 53

Nicole Tersigni

Men to Avoid in Art and Life


May 13, 2021

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Nicole Tersigni

Episode 55

Carla Diana

My Robot Gets Me:

How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human

May 27, 2021

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Episode 56

Joanna Scott

Excuse Me While I Disappear

June 3, 2021

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Episode 57

Paula Davis

Beating Burnout at Work:

Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience

June 10, 2021

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Episode 58

Jessica Halfand


A Visual Odyssey

June 17, 2021

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Episode 59

Debi Kleiman

First Pitch:

Winning Money, Mentors, and More for Your Startup

June 24, 2021

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Episode 60

Melody Wilding

Trust Yourself:

Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work

July 1, 2021

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Episode 61

Chester Elton & Adrian Gostick

Anxiety at Work:

Eight Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty and Get Stuff Done

July 8, 2021

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Episode 62

Gorick Ng

The Unspoken Rules:

Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right

July 15, 2021

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Episode 63

Gordon Glenister

Influencer Marketing Strategy:

How to Create Successful Influencer Marketing

July 22, 2021

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Episode 64

Jim Detert

Choosing Courage:

The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work

July 29, 2021

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Episode 65

BJ Fogg

Tiny Habits:

The Small Changes That Change Everything

August 5, 2021

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Episode 66

Fred Matser

Beyond Us:

A Humanitarian's Perspective on Our Values, Beliefs and Way of Life

August 12, 2021

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Episode 66

David Birch

Pandora's Book:

401 Philosophical Questions to Help You Lose our Mind (with Answers)

August 12, 2021

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Episode 67

Jonathan Brill

Rogue Waves:

Future-Proof Your Business to Survive & Profit From Radical Change

August 19, 2021

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Episode 68

Ella Bell Smith & Stella M. Nkomo

Our Separate Ways:

Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity

August 26, 2021

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