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Provocative Conversations with Arin

Provocative Conversations with Arin


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Join us on the digital airwaves as we dive into weekly podcasting, exploring all things serious, funny, quirky, tragic, idiotic and inspiring in our workplaces as we fight to Think Smarter and Lead Better.

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Arin sits down with several first-time competitors in Chicago's Tough Mudder, a grueling endurance challenge that require participants to complete extaordinary athletic feats through ice cold water, waist-deep mud and live wires. Abby and... more

In a very special Father's Day episode of Provocative Conversations, Arin sits down with Captain Dad, Pat Byrnes: cartoonist, playwright and father extraordinaire to discuss the importance of humor and the dynamics of... more

Arin sits down with Patti Phillips, the executive director of NACWAA, the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, to discuss women, leadership, language and sports at the college level. It's been forty years since... more

This week, Arin sits down with Michele Markey to discuss her upcoming book "SheVenture." The book is a compilation of essays from female entrepreneurs discussing what they've learned, what they know and what they would do... more

In our third and final episode in the Unconscious Bias Series, Arin sits down with Sunny Gibson to discuss the impact of Unconscious Biases in medical education. Sunny is the Director of the Office of Diversity at Northwestern University's... more

In the second episode of our Unconscious Bias in Medicine Series, Arin sits down with Sheryl McCalla, the Director of the American College of Rheumatology's Lupus Initiative. The two discuss the effect of unconscious bias... more

This week, Arin sits down with Tracy Dumas, an assistant professor of Management and Human Resources at the Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business, to discuss her latest research project "Getting Closer at... more

In the first episode of our ongoing Unconscious Bias in Medicine series, Arin sits down with Dr. Adi Nadimpalli to discuss his work with Doctors without Borders and his experience with unconscious bias as a medical practitioner.

Last week the president of the American Bar Association, Laurel Bellows, gave a public interview in which she labelled work-life balance, a fraud. The response to the public interview was instantaneous and heated. Andrea Carlise, Melinda... more

We got such an overhwelming response from our podcast on non-traditional workplaces that we decided to dig a little deeper! This week Jess sits down with two women who actually work in a non-traditional workplace to discuss their... more