Podcast Topic

Engagement

The Power of Agency

Guest: Paul Napper and Anthony Rao

Kelly talks to performance psychology consultant Paul Napper and cognitive behavioral psychologist Anthony Rao about their new book "The Power of Agency."

Start with Why

Guest: Simon Sinek

Kelly connects with the brilliant Simon Sinek to talk about purpose, creativity and focus.

Powered by Storytelling

Guest: Murray Nossel

Kelly talks to storytelling expert Murray Nossel about the art of effective communication. Stick around at the end for one of the best Yes, And stories we've ever heard.

Unsafe Thinking

Guest: Jonah Sachs

Kelly talks to author Jonah Sachs about his new book “Unsafe Thinking” which looks at the science and stories behind breakthrough ideas.

Participant Marketing

Guest: Michael Brito

Kelly meets Michael Brito a digital strategist whose new book “Participant Marketing” makes the case for engaging your most powerful marketing tool: your own employees.

An Education In Comedy

Guest: Anne Libera and Kelly Leonard

This week we talked to Anne Libera, Director of the Comedy Studies program for The Second City and Columbia College.

The Culture Code

Guest: Daniel Coyle

This week we talked to Daniel Coyle, author of “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups.”

Improvisation And Business

Guest: Dan Klein

Kelly talks professor Dan Klein who teaches and uses improvisation as part of his classes at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Improv Nation: How We Made A Great American Art

Guest: Sam Wasson

Kelly and noted author Sam Wasson dig deep into his new book, “Improv Nation,” about the history of improvisation in America.

Feminist, Upbeat And Sad

Guest: Ashley Nicole Black

Kelly catches up with Ashley Nicole Black who is a writer and correspondent for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Ashley dropped out of her PhD program at Northwestern to take classes at The Second City.

Thank You For Arguing

Guest: Jay Heinrichs

Kelly talks to Jay Heinrichs the author the New York Times bestselling book “Thank You for Arguing.” Jay talks about the lost art of persuasion, rhetoric and civil argument.

Comedy In The Era Of Trump

Guest: Frances Callier and Angela Shelton

Kelly talks to Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton of the comedy duo “Frangela” about their early work at The Second City and creating and performing comedy in a world heightened by issues of politics, race and gender.

Failing Forward

Guest: Julie Wilson

Kelly gets schooled by Julie Wilson, the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for the Future of Learning. Julie spent many years at Harvard and shares her cutting edge views on learning, schools and education.

Peak Performance

Guest: Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

Kelly talks to the authors of “Peak Performance,” Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness, about the science of success and how individuals can elevate their game and avoid burnout.

Extreme You

Guest: Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Kelly connects with Sarah Robb O’Hagan whose career has included stints at Virgin, Nike, Equinox Fitness Clubs and her current role as CEO of Flywheel Sports. She is the author of “Extreme You: Step Up, Stand Out, Kick Ass, Repeat.”

Chemistry, Comedy And Being In The Band

Guest: Max Weinberg

Kelly swaps stories with legendary drummer Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. They talk about Max’s time in a pit band on Broadway, auditioning for Bruce, connecting with Conan O’Brien and giving Charlie Watts an amazing gift.

Popular

Guest: Mitch Prinstein

Kelly talks to professor Mitch Prinstein about his new book “Popular” which looks at the science behind popularity, status and likability.