I enjoyed this podcast featuring Daniel Stillman on the topic of intentional conversations. I especially appreciated his perspective on not assuming malice from others in conversations, meetings, responses. As someone who struggles to avoid cynicism as a default, I enjoyed the tips and analogies he used.
As an aside, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality of AoM podcasts and recent content. I subscribed very early to the AoM website years ago, and stopped when I changed and it became too “bro culture” for me. The podcast on existentialism (#635) was also excellent and, in my small recent sampling, Brett does a great job with the interviews and clearly does his research.