Smash Notes | Today in podcasts The best new podcast episodes, summarized. 60 How to ask for help -- and get a "yes" | Heidi Grant Asking for help is tough. But to get through life, you have to do it all the time. So how do you get comfortable asking? In this actionable talk, social psychologist Heidi Grant shares four simple rules for asking for help and getting it -- while making the process more rewarding for your helper, too. Thu, 22 Feb 2024 02:30:35 +0000 The Evolution of Knowledge through Digital Courses Guru Chris Castiglione <p>We've all heard the cliche: Learning is a lifelong pursuit. But that's traditionally only been true for the few with the time, resources, and connections to turn learning into a hobby. For centuries, continued education was a luxury. The digital age... Wed, 21 Feb 2024 02:30:29 +0000 Matt Shobe. Feedburner 2 Google and Beyond. Matt Shobe is a father of 3 boys, a serial entrepreneur, a private pilot and a rad dad, who came to the Rad Dad podcast to talk about startups and what it takes to have a happy family while you are busy building a rocket ship. Tue, 20 Feb 2024 02:30:31 +0000 Happiness 2019 is here and I want you to be happier. In today’s episode, I talk to six-figure online entrepreneur Neville Medhora about his unique views on happiness. You’ll learn how to be happier, run a more successful business, and more. Mon, 19 Feb 2024 02:30:51 +0000 Christopher Michel. Photographer and Entrepreneur What can a revolutionary photographer teach you about business? Turns out, quite a bit! Christopher P. Michel has been a pilot in the Navy, created and sold a startup, got an MBA from Harvard, and has since been able to turn photography into both, a passion and a profitable career. In this podcast, he explains innovation, how to become a world class photographer, and more. We've got about 1/3 of the episode covered, so if you hear something you like and would like to contribute, please reach out! Sun, 18 Feb 2024 02:30:34 +0000 Happiness Is Peace in Motion What is happiness and how do you get it exactly? Why are some people so buy chasing it, but cannot seem to ever get it. Can you be content and happy? Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur and investor, the CEO and founder of AngelList, and also a world renowned mindfulness guru. He explains. Sat, 17 Feb 2024 02:30:36 +0000 Cindy Wu. Co-Founder of Jelly. Starting a company out of Hawaii is an unusual choice, but CIndy Wu says it has been a fantastic experience that has changed how she designs software. Find out more and learn about science, dinosaurs and caves! Fri, 16 Feb 2024 02:30:23 +0000 #14 — Alex Snodgrass — Food For Thought Alex Snodgrass, aka The Defined Dish, has built a social media following that would make any brand jealous, with over hundreds of thousands of followers engaging around her simple and incredibly tasty whole30 and paleo dish recipes every day. She has all the social media (and in real life) love that creates a pretty pristine Above the Line version of her business. But a simple ingredient that made the conversation with this creator such an interesting one was her honesty on what it’s really like to be a social media “influencer”. We talk about everything from the fact that 2 years in (and with little traction), deciding if it was still worth doing, simplification being a key to success, anxiety attacks and the importance of investing in mental health — and in the midst of naturally being a people-pleaser, and having a spouse, two daughters, employees and hundreds of thousands of people that would want some of her time requires something simple and powerful: a checklist of things that helps remind her daily what she needs to do for herself. It’s a special episode of Below The Line with Alex today — we hope you enjoy it. About the host: James Beshara is an angel investor, advisor, founder, and general startup-helper in San Francisco, California. He has started three companies, sold one (Tilt; acq by Airbnb), and angel invested in multiple billion-dollar startups in his career. And now he's talking openly and honestly with leaders about what's going on "below the line" in their lives and careers that has made them the people that the are; the 90% of the story you don't read about or hear about anywhere else. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at and follow us on twitter @belowthelinepodcast or follow James @JamesBeshara. "Below the Line with James Beshara" is brought to you by Straight Up Podcasts, LLC. Thu, 15 Feb 2024 02:30:55 +0000 Jason Preston on startups, kids, and making a Dent in the universe. Jason is a co-founder of Dent The Future, a community of entrepreneurs, executives, and creatives who are driven to “put a dent in the universe.” We talk about startup journey and how to manage a creative job while raising two kids. Wed, 14 Feb 2024 02:30:49 +0000 COVID-19 Political, Economic & Social Ramifications In their new podcast, All-In, Jason Calacanis and Chamath Palihapitiya are joined by their scientist friend David Friedberg, to talk about political, economic & social ramifications of the coronavirus. It's a great episode. Enjoy! Tue, 13 Feb 2024 02:30:37 +0000 Marc Nager & Dave Mayer on building rural startup communities This is a fabulous interview with two founders who live and work out of rural communities in Colorado. Nager and Mayer discuss how in the recent years small towns have grown in talent, and starting to breed entrepreneurial communities of their own. This is in part due to people moving back to their hometown,s after making a good living somewhere else, and in part due to different needs for the next generation of entrepreneurs. People who value living, adventure, outdoors and peaceful living, among other things, are all moving to start a new life outside of big cities. This is causing a boom in rural startup communities. Mon, 12 Feb 2024 02:30:27 +0000 #239 Dr. Kishore Nannapaneni, Dr. Patrick Schwientek - Fresh Breath Probiotics Dr. Kishore Nannapaneni & Dr. Patrick Schwientek … Sun, 11 Feb 2024 02:30:29 +0000