The Matt Townsend Show
About This Show
Matt Townsend specializes in energizing and involving audiences with his unique approach to building and maintaining successful relationships. Known as one of America's top presenters in the field of Human Relations and Development, Matt blends humor and story telling with interactive, real-life solutions that motivate and inspire his listeners. New episodes Monday through Friday at 9 am Eastern.
Most Recent Episode
America’s Irreligious, Dying of a Broken Heart, Movie Rating Confusion
2 days ago
America’s Irreligious (15:53)
Dr. Richard Flory is senior director of research and evaluation at the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture. He is a sociologist whose research focuses on religious and cultural change, religion and urban life, and the religious and spiritual lives of youth and young adults. Religion in America is diverse; however, many Americans have started a trend away from religion. While the largest category is still Protestant, the category of “none of the above” has begun to increase. This new group of non-religious “nones” could change our society. Dr. Richard Flory explains his research into the no-religious "nones".
Makena Bauss - 19-year-old Mayor (45:00)
Brandon Paulin is the mayor of Indian Head, Maryland. He was elected May of 2015 when he was 19-years-old. The now 21-year-old mayor, who still lives at home, is making a difference. Producer Makena Bauss shares his story.
Dying of a Broken Heart (1:06:06)
Dr. Kathie Supiano is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, and the director of Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program at the University of Utah College of Nursing. Dr. Supiano’s research is in clinical interventions in complicated grief, suicide survivorship, and prison hospice. She has been a practicing clinical social worker and psychotherapist for over 30 years. Is grief powerful enough to kill? The world is still mourning and remembering the death of actress Debbie Reynolds who herself was in mourning following the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher just one day earlier. Could that grief have played a part in the stroke that killed her? Dr. Kathie Supiano discusses more about grief and the affects it has on a person’s health.
Liana Tan - Short vs. Tall (1:34:50)
If you’re short, you probably have never experienced what it’s like to be tall. And if you’re tall, it’s probably been a while since you’ve been short. Do you ever wonder what it’s like to live on the flip side? Today, we’ll get a taste from both perspectives. One of our producers, Liana Tan, is going to hash out the pros and cons of being short versus being tall.
Parent Previews - Movie Rating Confusion (1:58:12)
Rod Gustafson from Parent Previews joins the show to discuss the confusion around the movie rating system.