53 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
This time of year is filled with shopping and you eventually will end up bringing the kids, and they will want something and not get it. The behavior where children whine and demand by using the phrase, "gimmie" is the behavior we can talk about today, particularly introducing young children to finances. To talk about this Matt has Alisa Weinstein on the show. Alisa is a financial and lifelong planner and will help us understand how we can teach children about these financial matters but still retain the magic of santa and Christmas. Stay tuned later in the show for one matt's own coaching corners on what really matters during this time of the year. We hope you have a merry christmas season from us here at the Matt Townsend Show!
51 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
If you are having anyone over this season you are going to have to host people, and odds are that you will be doing this multiple times during this busy time of the year. Today Matt is talking with some people that are going to help us be in tip top shape when it comes to hoasting. First Matt gets some helpful tips from Alisa Andrus about how to make our homes ready for guests and how our preperations can make others feel comfortable when they visit. After, Matt talks with Dr. Marvin Brown about mastering somthing we must all suffer through when it comes to family gatherings this season, small talk. Dr. Brown teaches us all about how to start, hold and polietly end a conversation. Everything today will come in handy real soon when comes to your holiday plans!
55 minutes | Dec 14, 2018
Love and appreciation
Today is all about how to bring an increase of love into your lives. Matt begins by talking with author Andrew Solomon about how parents can learn to deal with their children that have not turned out the way they wanted them too. Andrew brings Matt on a journey to acceptance and healing. Later on, Matt talks about having love for someone critical in our lives, ourselves! He will talk with Shannon Kaiser about the process of accepting ourselves as we are.
56 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Today is all about the kids! Today Matt takes a pretty deep dive into the temperament of children. He is helped by an expert, Dr. David Rettew. Dr. Rettew has studied children for years and condensed childrends temperaments into five basic categories. Later n in the show Matt talks about child temperament with another expert named Julie Nelson. This will be a good one so listen up parents!
53 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
Happiness and Compassion
Today is all about how we can live happier lives. We start off with Syd Hoffman who talks about how we can be happier people overall and how hapiness is related to our energy levels. Later on in the show we hear from Emma Seppala about how compassion for other people is what truly breeds internal happiness. Enjoy!
55 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
Dating is a popular subject here on the Matt Townsend Show and today we have another episode focused on dating with the ultimate dating guru Alisa Goodwin Snell. But before Matt dives in with her we get to hear from the author of the book,"Labor of Love: the Invention of Dating". Moyra Wygull is the author of this book and she examines how dating has changed and evolved over time. We then get to learn from the talented dating expert Alisa Goodwin Snell and she will be telling us what we are doing wrong with dating and a few common things men do that creep women out.
55 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
Business with your Spouse
The old saying goes that you should, "never hire \[or work] with your family". Well today Matt is addressing this convetional wisdom directly with some stellar examples of couples that work togeather and buisinesses that are run out of peoples homes. Kathy Mollo comes on the show to share her experiance of being in business with her spouse for over 45 years! Later we will learn about how to best run a business from your home. Expert Vikki Winterton shares with us the important principles needed such as time managment.
44 minutes | Dec 7, 2018
Happy Friday everyone! Today Matt is focused on the Internet. Matt has blogger Becca Dulgarian on to talk about internet etiquette. We also get to learn about how the internet can be more hurtful than helpful, and the no nos of Facebook use.Later on the episode Matt has on a millenial and a baby boomer and stages a contest to whoo can stump eachother. It promises to be good fun! All this fun included in this Friday episode!
46 minutes | Dec 6, 2018
Today we have a throwback Thursday! We are going back to Matt's first ever episode all the way back in 2012. In this episode Matt talked about happiness and how we can best deal with the constant march of change. Matt also interviewed Mike Schlappi an influential and inspirational figure who tells his story. Matt will wrap things up with his first ever coaching corner! All this on this nostalgic episode of the Matt Townsend Show!
39 minutes | Dec 5, 2018
Matt is focusing on a variety of things today. First we talk about our relationship with ourselves with guest Van Moody and we get to learn about his special thing which he calls the "i-factor". Later on we talk with Dr. Sandra Russ about children and their imaginations. We learn from Sandra the importance of playing and make believe in the development of our children and how their parents can helpfully add to these adventures! Hope you have a great Wednesday!
46 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
Be Healthy and Happy
Today we have a full episode for you guys! We first hear from Dr. Thomas Faylin and he teaches matt about how we can have better relationships with our teens. We learn about helpful topics like the difference between discussing things with our children and lecturing them and much more! Later on we hear from a regular here on the Matt Townsend Show, Ron Hager. Ron helps us learn how we can integrate exercise into our daily lives so we can be more healthy overall. We learn about healthy habits that can be the secret to longevity! All this and more on this episode of the Matt Townsend Show!
46 minutes | Dec 3, 2018
Some Parenting Advice
Today is all about parenting advice. We first hear from Dr. Say-lin Ghoul-goze who teaches us all about how children understand authority and instinctivly know who is in charge. We also hear from Dr. Karrinna Reega about childrens sleep cycles. Apparently a child's sleep is affected by the confidence and knowledge of the prents putting them to bed! All this and more on this Monday's edition of the Matt Townsend Show!
52 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
Hello everyone! Today Matt is talking about forgiveness a topic that can hit close to home this time of year when you have to spend so much time with relatives that may have offended you before or are likely to offend you soon. Matt gets some excellent help from Dr. Jim Dincalci who is a psychotherapist and university instructor. Jim talks all about how we need to cultivate the ability to forgive and nurture that precious skill. We finish up with a special coaching corner from Matt about how we can avoid self-destructive behaviors by having better emotional management.
54 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
Happy Holidays everyone! Today Matt is talking all about how this time of year can be especially hard for us to stay healthy and fit. Luckily Matt has assembled a team of experts to help us defeat that dreaded holiday weight gain! First he talks with expert Jenny Grothe who will give us some helpful tips for us to keep in mind when we sit down to eat and feast this time of year. Matt also hosts Dr. Ron Hager who is always trying to get Matt a little fitter mainly because he is a professor of exercise science at BYU. He gives us some of his useful health rules to follow and also remember when it is time to work off all that weight we gained during the holidays! Hope everyone has a healthy day from the Matt Townsend Show!
48 minutes | Nov 28, 2018
Happy Holidays everyone! We hope your holiday shopping is going well! Today Matt is focused on our holiday finances and how we can safely navigate the biggest spending season of the whole year. First we hear from Author financial expert Diane Tegarden. Diane shares some tips from her recent book about how we can prevent the financial pressure of the holidays from ruining our relationships and our lives. Later on we get to hear from another personal finance expert Helaine Olen and her advice about broader financial topics and best principles of personal finance. All this and more today from the Matt Townsend Show!
51 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
Happy Giving Tuesday listeners. On this special themed episode of the Matt Townsend show we focus all about giving and service! Matt first hosts Becky Lockhart, the first ever women to become speaker of the Utah state house. She talks to us all about service in the public sector and how we can better give back to our communities to make them a better place. Matt then has on Doctor and Professor Hank Smith from BYU. Hank teaches Matt how we can teach our children the value of service and how we can instill in them a love of serving others. Finally, we hear from one of BYU Radio’s producers, Shawn O’Neil, as he shares with us some touching stories about service. Hope you all have a good one from your friends here on the Matt Townsend Show!
54 minutes | Nov 26, 2018
Holiday Cyber Security
Happy Cyber Monday listeners! Today is focused on how to keep you safe while your shopping away on your computers for those Cyber Monday deals! Matt first interviews Supervisory Special Agent, Jim LaMadrid, who is an FBI agent and has experience while leading the Salt Lake City Cyber Task Force. We learn from Jim all of the ways people will try to scam you online during your holiday shopping season; he teaches us what to look for and stay away from. In addition, Agent LaMadrid tells us how we can get help from the FBI of we have been the victim of one of these fraudulant scams. Later on in the show Matt interviews Neil Wyler who is a computer security and anylist specialist about the ins and outs of cyber security. Neil shares with us some helpful tips so that we can change our behavior online so we can be safer all around. Relax and enjoy this special episode of the Matt Townsend Show!
45 minutes | Nov 23, 2018
Black Friday Consumerism
Happy black friday listeners! Today we have a special themed episode for you all about our consumption and habbits and what we buy. What better thank black friday to hear about this? We learn first from Meg Conley, a regular on the show and a popular blogger about how somtimes buying certain things can make us happy. Latter on we take a more measured and clinical view of consumerism with Doctor Ian Zimmerman a psychologyst and professor at the University of Missouri. From Ian we learn all about spending habits and how they can both help and harm us and how to be careful when dealing with money. All that and tons more on this the biggest shopping day of the year! Happy Balck friday from your friends here on the Matt Townsend Show!!
52 minutes | Nov 22, 2018
Happt Turkey Day from the Matt Townsend Show! Today we have full lineup of guests to give us the tips and tricks to getting through this haliday and how to make it the best one yet. We start off with Karen Mangum, mother of BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum, and a fantastic dietician and healt coach in her own right! Karen shares with us some tips on how we can stay healthy during this day of feasting so it doesn't come back to gett us in the butt later. Next Matt has the one and only Mardi Townsend (Matt's Wife) on the air to discuss a strange tradition that they share every Thanksgiving! After we say goodbye to Mardi we say hello again to Proffesor Jeff Thompson from BYU as he teaches us all about how we can stregnthen our relationships with our extended family members today during our festivites rather than just muddle through. Finally, we have reknown blogger and writer Jenny Laton on the show to wrap things up by telling us how we can better teach our childern the meaning of service through our own example. This is jam packed specail Thanksgiving episode for you today on the Matt Townsend Show!
50 minutes | Nov 21, 2018
Our American Heritage
We have a real special episode today! Matt has Stan Ellsworth the host of the BYUtv show American Ride on the show to talk about Stan's favorite topic; American History. In honor of the thanksgiving holiday coming up we are reviewing all the great things that we have to be thankful for. Stan and Matt discuss the events and characters that make up our uniquely American story and we learn who we need to know in american history for Stan himself. All this and a coaching corner on this episode of the Matt Townsend Show!