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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?

John R. Hibbing

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

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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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”?

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