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The Attention Collection
12 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Traffic Light Appreciation
In the early 1920s, Garret Morgan, an inventor from Cleveland, Ohio, made a crucial contribution to road safety with his improvement on the traffic light. It's one of the go-to stories of Black History Month. But let's look at it from a different angle. What can this overlooked and underappreciated innovation teach us about gratitude and human connection?
14 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Miyagi Your Life
This is the episode where I unabashedly celebrate the 80s by revisiting the timeless wisdom of the one and only Mr. Miyagi. Wax on, wax off.
10 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Caricature of a King
It is always inspiring to scroll social media on MLK Day every year, to see a timeline full of Black excellence and inspiration. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most quotable figures in human history, and we prove that with every quote-stamped photo. But it seems in our pursuit to preserve the legacy of this great man, we've left out some key elements. We seem to have forgotten he was a revolutionary, notorious in the eyes of the country he loved. This episode explores our complicated relationship with one of the greatest leaders who ever lived.
10 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Takeoff and Landing
Flying highlights the experience of living. It represents the ups and downs, the turbulence of every day, the shared vulnerability. Life is a series of takeoffs and landings, and each of us will need someone's hand to hold at some point along the way. In this week’s episode, Anthony shares a personal story about a flight to Pensacola, Florida, that informs the way he looks at community, vulnerability, and the importance of showing up for each other.
10 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
The headlines we respond to. The posts that stop us in our tracks. The news teasers that keep us up to watch the broadcast. They all reveal something fascinating about the human condition, which can teach us a lot about ourselves.
50 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Our 2020 Collection
For the last episode of 2020, Anthony sits down with Tim (in separate locations, of course) to recap the year and discuss the things that helped them maintain sanity(for the most part). They talk about books, films, music, and more. And stick around until the end for an exciting announcement!
12 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Consider the Source
Alien invasions, internet misinformation, and our own wild thoughts... We gather our information from what we've always known to be credible sources. Sometimes that works out—other times… mass hysteria. And the apparently credible source that screws us up the most? Our own minds.
15 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
An earworm is a song with a catchy melody that sticks to your consciousness like gum on the bottom of your shoe. Sometimes it's a song you love, but more often than not, it’s a bubble gum pop song or an annoying jingle from a car dealership commercial. This episode is about earworms of the musical AND cultural kind.
11 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
There’s a steep hill in the South West of England called Cooper’s Hill. Every year bunch of people line up at the top to chase after a round of cheese. They break bones and twist ankles. They dislocate various members of their anatomies. And the winner... takes the cheese. It’s ridiculous, frankly, to get all bent out of shape for a 7-pound circle of coagulated milk. But is cheese really what they're chasing? And don't you and I do the same thing every day?
14 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Have you ever watched a beady-eyed squirrel meticulously clean and then bury an acorn and thought to yourself, “What do you have to teach me about life, you strange little creature?” Probably not. But you should. Turns out we can gain a whole lot by copying them.
14 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Scarcity is Just a Story
There’s a reason some people camp outside an Apple store or stand in line for hours waiting for the new Supreme line to drop, or why some people frantically rush to the paper goods aisle at their grocery store when COVID restrictions tighten up again. And that reason isn’t iPhones or overpriced t-shirts, or even toilet paper, as essential as it may be. People aren’t lining up for products, not really; they’re lining up for a story, one that has driven mankind since the beginning. And that story is scarcity. But that’s all it is, one of the most powerful motivators in human history… is just a story. And this story sneaks into our experience in interesting ways and ultimately limits our lives. What if there's an alternative story?
33 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
But Wait, There's More!
Have you noticed how your brain is constantly running its own infomercial—"If I act now, I can have all this... and more!" But how much "more" is enough? And what is the hidden cost of all the things we engage with and consume? In this episode, Anthony sits down with Tim to talk consumption, social media, and the maintenance costs of everything we interact with.
14 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
The 'What About Bob?' Test
People bring out different elements of you, elements you may not even know you possess. Getting around others is one of the best ways to figure out what you have kicking around inside. That’s a wonderful thing. It’s also a little scary, because we may be surprised by what we find. This episode is about how we all have to take the “What About Bob?” Test, and how to not fail it.
17 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Every Day is Election Day
This episodes highlights a reality that gets lost behind campaign ads, news cycles, and hyperbole. It gets lost a couple months after the Inauguration. The truth is, every single day of our lives is voting day. It doesn’t always involve ballots boxes and polling stations, but we are never not casting votes. We vote with dollars and attendance and laughter and silence and everything in between. Every Day is Election Day.
17 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
On last week’s episode we revisited that old improv show Whose Line is it Anyway?, the one where Drew Carey opens the show reminding the contestants that “Everything’s made up, and the points don’t matter.” I compared that to our lives. Most of us carry ourselves like we’re performing Shakespeare for critics when the reality is we’re all just making it up as we go. And that’s a good thing. The rules and norms scripted for us by society are all made up, and there’s freedom in going off book. But there are actually rules in improv, and one stands out above the rest. If we want to spark creativity and connect with others and find fulfillment… We have to embrace the practice of the Yes, And.
15 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Everything is Made Up
Do you remember that improv game show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” from the early 2000s? It was hilarious because you never quite knew what to expect. There were no scripts, just audience prompts and wild scenarios. And the setup was simple: a rotating cast of people would respond to cues and suggestions, making things up on the spot, in hopes of scoring imaginary points, awarded to them at the whim of the guy in charge. Basically it was just like your everyday life. This episode is about what happens when we realize Everything is Made Up.
15 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Who Gets the Credit?
What do Batman, authentic Italian cuisine, and Whitney Houston have in common? In this episode, we'll figure that out by exploring an important question: who gets the credit? Who gets the credit for the things we cherish, and for the person we are becoming? The answer matters. https://www.attentioncollection.com
14 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
You Are an Alchemist - Part 2
WE'RE BACK! And I'm not gonna lie, it feels good. This week we're digging deeper into a topic we covered a while back. We're making gold from lead, transforming "worthless" materials into priceless artifacts, and exposing you for who you truly are... You are an Alchemist.
13 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Have you ever watched kids negotiate trades? They often make irrational choices, trading things they enjoy for things they'll forget about (and regret) tomorrow. It's fascinating to watch. We make trades like that every single day. And many times we trade our mental well-being, our attention, and our own best interest for the most trivial things. Why is that? And what can we do about it? ----------------- What is an Attention Collection? We've created this FREE ebook to help you understand the things that shape you and what you can do to take hold of your own formation!
12 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Someone Built a Bridge. Now What?
In 1940, in Selma, Alabama, someone decided to build a bridge and name it after the former Grand Dragon of the KKK. In 1965, that same bridge became the backdrop for one of the most important events in Civil Rights history. This episode is about bravery and legacy and what we should do with the bridges we inherit (literally and metaphorically). ----------------- What is an Attention Collection? We've created this FREE ebook to help you understand the things that shape you and what you can do to take hold of your own formation!
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