As I’m planning for this holiday season, I realized we’re living in incredible times. I can go online and order just about anything imaginable and have it delivered to my door in two days. It’s like magic. But I know that there a lot of wheels in motion behind the scenes that make the magic possible and this week, I got interested in 18 of them in particular.
When it comes to dream jobs, I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone in saying that I’d love to be Anthony Bourdain. Think about it. He travels the world, experiences cultures through food and shares it with us. What’s not to love? But rather than dream about the job, our guest this week made it a reality. I’m joined by Matt Goulding (@mdgoulding).
The phone rings. You pick it up and on the other line you hear a voice that says: “We have your wife and child. You have 24 hours to get us 5 million dollars or else they die.” What do you do? I can’t imagine what getting a call like that would feel like, let alone what to do. But for Chris Voss (@VossNegotiation), this would have been just another day in the office.
I hate it when I break things because I only have three options: 1) I can try to repair it myself, which isn’t really an option 2) I can pay for a professional to fix it, which usually costs more than the product itself or 3) I can ditch the old one and buy a new one. And this is the cycle that Peter Skinner is trying to fix.
What if donating to charity meant that you could win the experience of your dreams; like flying around the world to party with your favorite band, a role in a blockbuster movie, or having lunch 1-on-1 with your idol? Would you be more inclined to give to a good cause and would charities raise more money?
Love it or hate it, house music has become one of the most popular genres of our time. But it wasn’t always like that. This music was once deeply underground. Even the name, house music, is a nod to the illegal warehouse parties it was once played at. So how did we go from there to the festivals and multi-billion dollar industry that we see today?
We're taking this week off from publishing a full episode in order to celebrate Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday, I wanted to say that I'm incredibly thankful for all of you who are Life Done Different listeners. Sharing this podcast with you all is one of the biggest highlights of my year.