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LA’s #1 avant-garde personal development program. Experimental storytelling and comedy. Power, drugs, and mental health. The home of Ask a Sadist, Bite-Sized Erotic Thrillers, and the First Church of the Satanic Buddha. Levity saves lives. Your host is Emerson Dameron of Venice Beach, California., writer, competitive storyteller, occasional comedian, and possibly some sort of performance artist. I'll let the critics decide. Regularly scheduled episodes premiere on the first Wednesday of the ...
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This isn’t your typical management-skills podcast. Join Nash Consulting’s CEO Ethan Nash (an entitled millennial) and his Dad, the company founder, Mike Nash (a cynical gen X’er) as they sort through the plethora of leadership information out there in order to provide you practical, actionable ways to become a manager rockstar. If you manage people or you aspire to manage people, you should probably listen to this podcast. Since 1996, Nash Consulting has been helping managers not suck. Their ...
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True reports, imagined sketches and personal interviews with a common goal: to inspire insights into value creation (or destruction) in supply chains, transactions and behaviours. All borrowed from an unsettled career in sales, marketing, research targeting, product management, supply chains, procurement and consultancy. For obscure and arcane reasons, the average length of episodes is around 499 seconds Key words: eclectic; liberal; catholic; contrarian; provocative; inciteful (sic); divers ...
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Welcome to "The Developing Mind" podcast, hosted by Jaice de Celis and Shaun Wesley Crews. Our goal is to help you unlock your full potential by providing the mindset, skills, and strategies necessary to achieve a fulfilling and purposeful life. Each episode explores a variety of topics, including business, self-improvement, creativity, emotional intelligence, and more. Whether you're just starting your journey or you're already well into it, we invite you to join us as we share practical ti ...
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A novel that disturbs you 160 years after it first appeared in print, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, has so much relevance and resonance even today. Dorian Gray is a strikingly handsome young man whose beauty attracts a debauched aristocrat Sir Henry Wotton. Dorian's picture has been painted by a talented artist Basil Hallward and Sir Henry becomes desperate to meet Dorian, though Basil himself is against it. Sir Henry persuades Dorian to pose for a picture painted by Basil and d ...
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“When people step foot into the training, they need to already understand the big picture around this training.” A training shouldn’t just be a box to check—it should be the impetus for long-term organizational change. In this solo episode, Ethan unpacks strategies for sustaining the momentum after a workshop or training so that the lessons don’t j…
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In this episode, Mike and Ethan Nash explore the power of self-awareness in leadership. Inspired by "The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership" by Chapman, Dethmer and Klemp, they break down the "line" metaphor: being "below the line" means you're closed and defensive, while being "above the line" means you're open and curious. They discuss why se…
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The flaming potpourri! Riffs, rants, rambles, gems, jewels, storytelling, etc. It's a show about infinity, nothingness, and everything in between. Get lost in liminality with Emerson Dameron, LA's number-one avant-garde motivational speaker, Bloomsday birthday buddy with Tupac Shakur, and your witty and wounded romantic hero. Levity saves lives. Mu…
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“The bottom line is: in the workplace, I am treating you no differently than anybody else. I’m going to spend the same amount of time with you at lunch. At work, we’re not going to talk about our social time outside of work.” In this episode, Ethan and Mike Nash discuss the complex dynamics of friendship in the workplace. What is the best approach …
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Sex sells — but who's lying? Dive into a seductive world of corporate intrigue and agency life with Deception's Desire, a Bite-Sized Erotic Thriller by Emerson Dameron — with a touch of office horror and a twist of ASMR. In a boundary-pushing, morally compromised advertising agency, a gung-ho ad exec mixes friction and flirtation with his new foil,…
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“Having uncontrollable circumstances actually generates a threat response in the brain. When I’m in that fight, flight, or freeze mode at work, I can’t be creative. I can’t be empathetic. I’m in survival mode." Unlock the secrets of autonomy in the workplace in this episode of The Managing with Mind and Heart Podcast. Discover how self-direction bo…
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"Managing is a higher calling. It's not just air traffic controlling work, or being a chess master and making sure all the people are doing the right things. Management is - at its core - about equipping and empowering others." In this episode, Mike Nash dives into a solo conversation on what prevents managers from thriving in their roles. Too ofte…
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A puzzled, reflective, and furtively passionate man makes an affection connection - and now he needs protection. Join him on the run from her ferocious fatwa - and his hidden, forbidden, dangerous desires. The Love Bomber is a Bite-Sized Erotic Thriller by Emerson Dameron, available for download on Emerson Dameron's Metta Bomb: https://emersondamer…
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Throw off the shackles of strict self-definition! Feel the fluid flow! Discover the insights and epiphanies that await you in the blue soup of the liminal. Includes a round of Ask a Sadist, a sermon from The People of the Screaming Release, and an apology for the inappropriate use of the Metta Bomb. Produced, written, and performed by Emerson Damer…
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Before COVID-19 hit, in January 2020, 388 million children worldwide were being fed every day at school. Soon after lockdowns began, that number plummeted to 18 million, but just two years later, in 2022, it had recovered, and more — school feeding had reached 420 million children. Labelled the world’s largest social security net by the United Nati…
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LoveBites is a collection of samples, snippets, nougaty nuggets, gems, jewels, and other delights from Emerson Dameron's Medicated Minutes, LA's #1 avant-garde personal development program. Episodes premiere first Wednesdays of the month on KCHUNG and are then available as the only good podcast. The show is the work of Emerson Dameron, who is solel…
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Tonight's episode is a tribute to Stanley Milgram—and a reminder to trust the experts, distinguished by their coats and clipboards. It includes: Gems, jewels, and avant-garde life advice to help you become who you are—if not someone far superior Advice from Ask a Sadist, LA's most feared agony columnist How to use meditation for dominance and reven…
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"The higher up you go on the org chart, the more important it is that leaders are leading from a mindset of 'I work for you' not 'you work for me.'" In this episode, Mike is joined by Andy Thompson for a fun and enlightening discussion centered on the most important behaviors for executive teams in creating and maintaining healthy organizations. Th…
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After interviewing a member of the Nepal organizing committee ahead of opening day, I was excited about covering my first ever World Social Forum (WSF). He suggested that at least 30,000 and as many as 50,000 activists from over 90 countries would attend the three-day event. But day 1 disappointed me. The march through the centre of Kathmandu was l…
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"Before I make my choice about what I'm going to do -- because I'm seeing the 'thing' not being done right, or well, or at all -- ask myself these two questions: Where is the employee in terms of skill? Where is the employee in terms of will? Get that sorted first, and whichever quadrant we land in gives me a lot of clues as to what I need to do ne…
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Indulge in an hour of intimate intrigue with Sultry Secrets of Pulse-Pounding Passion: A Night of Bite-Sized Erotic Thrillers, a production of Emerson Dameron’s Medicated Minutes. Dive into a world where decadent excess meets libertine indulgence, where intense power struggles and philosophical debates heighten the thrill of desire, where you’ll wi…
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"By following the Rule of Three, we start to see further possibilities. We get outside of our current paradigms because it forces us to put more cognitive effort into finding other solutions." In this minisode, Ethan Nash explains the theory and evidence behind the Rule of Three for decision-making. Instead of binary this-or-that/yes-or-no options,…
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“Anytime I interact with any member of my team, I’m creating a brand impression. I may create a different brand impression with my CFO than I do with some account manager I’m working with. My leadership brand is going to be based on everybody’s perception of me.” In this episode, Ethan Nash engages with Skot Waldron, a communication strategist, pod…
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"This person that we spend 24 hours a day with 7 days a week is yourself. And to live with someone that closely that you don't really like, is hell. Self-compassion is seeing your own goodness and having a 'correct' view of yourself. It includes the ability to give yourself grace, comfort yourself in a time of need, and treat yourself the way you w…
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"Feeling cared about is feeling safe, which is a primary human need. I can't do my best work – and I probably don't want to do my best work – if I'm in a protected mode. Probably one of the most important abilities of a manager is the ability to communicate through words and actions that they actually care about their employees.” In this one-on-one…
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It's better to double down on a bad idea than to half-ass a good one. Because it's not a bad idea if you fully commit to it. It's a new season of Emerson Dameron's Medicated Minutes, LA's #1 avant-garde personal development program. Emerson Dameron's Medicated Minutes is a production of KCHUNG. Donate to KCHUNG today. Music by Mr. Pancakes. Written…
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In this solo Minisode, Ethan riffs on the concept of authenticity as a manager. What is authenticity, and what is it not? What does it mean to bring your authentic self to work and show up as an authentic leader? Take a listen and pass it along to a manager you know. Text the word “LEADING” to 66866 to be added to Nash Consulting’s monthly newslett…
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"Managers have more of an influence on peoples' quality of lives than their therapists or spouses. Managers define reality for their employees. Whether you like your job or not, whether you're productive or not, whether you're happy or not -- inside and outside of work -- it often comes down to the manager. It's something to be conscious of." Eric …
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“What can I learn from this person I’m in conflict with? What might they know that I don't know? What can I learn about myself through this disagreement?” In this fourth and final installment of our Healthy Conflict Series, Mike and Ethan get into the adaptive skills that come in handy when dealing with conflict in the workplace. Learn about the in…
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Emerson Dameron's Medicated Minutes is the #1 avant-garde personal development program in Los Angeles. Get your fill of cynical life advice—our holiday gift to you, the only person who matters. Emerson Dameron's Medicated Minutes is a production of KCHUNG. Written, performed, produced, and created by Emerson Dameron, who is solely responsible for i…
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Giving Tuesday: A Bite-Sized Erotic Thriller by Emerson Dameron is a special bonus edition of Emerson Dameron's Medicated Minutes. In the realms of the erotic, set against a backdrop of opulence and decadence, Giving Tuesday explores the complexities of human desires, ego, envy, power dynamics, and the complexities of giving and taking. As the narr…
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If I asked you to name the world’s most deadly diseases I’m guessing that you might say HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, cholera, maybe even COVID-19. In fact, those have all been major killers throughout human history – and some like TB continue to be so, especially in low-income countries. But there is one group of diseases that is responsible for the dea…
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I’m Emerson Dameron: LA’s number-one avant-garde motivational speaker. Writer. Satirist. Possible performance artist. Host, producer, and witty and wounded romantic hero of Emerson Dameron’s Medicated Minutes. I post short, satirical experimental videos about sex, drugs, power, Satanic Buddhism, etc. They mix cynical humor with wounded romanticism …
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