July 19, 2019 - My dad wrote a porno, startups and happiness, teaching kids about consent.
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What is included in July 19 episode of Smash Notes? 00:00

This episode covers questions such as:

- Why are people searching for porno and landing on Smash Notes?
- Will starting a company make you happy? 
- How long does it take to build a business?
- How do you teach third-graders about consent?
- How can you engage a kid who otherwise doesn't want to learn?

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Why are listeners looking for porno on Smash Notes? 02:08

One of the podcasts on Smash Notes is called "My Dad Wrote A Porno" and apparently it is extremely popular. The author was in his 60s when he heard about the success of 50 Shades of Gray, so he decided to write his own.

The script is so awful, it is hilarious. Author's son found out about the porno and turned it into a podcast, which gained a following and is now an HBO show.

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Can I hear a preview of My Dad Wrote a Porno? 05:58

Sure you can. Just play the episode starting at this segment.

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Will startups make me happy? 08:04

Although it might not make you happy, doing a startup might give you something to do, way beyond what you could find in a typical job. Aline Lerner, the founder of Interviewing.io shares her experience.

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How did The Broke Backpacker start his startup career? 12:02

Will Hatton was traveling the world, living on a cheap, until one day he met his girlfriend and got married. To maintain their lifestyle, they needed more money, so Will got working. He accelerated the growth of The Broke Backpacker, and started building surrounding businesses, benefiting from the success of one another.

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Can children learn about adult topics before they are ready? 15:19

Sure they can. This is a segment about a teacher explain "consent" to her third-graders. Although considered a taboo topic, consent is actually about boundaries and expectations, not sex. When presented to children in a way that matches their world, difficult topics can be discussed, and it turns out, kids want to know.

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How can you help students focus? 17:51

If you want to engage a student that is not paying attention, it helps to call on them with a question, and even if they cannot answer the question, once someone else provided the answer, it's important to circle back and ask the first student to repeat. By doing this consistently, over time, the class learns to expect questions at all times, but also that non-knowing does not put on one a tough position, and it is okay to make mistakes.


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