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Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

Mar 3, 2021

Trees can talk to each other. Do you want to know how? Our guest today is Michael Shields, host of Across the Margin: The Podcast. In this episode, we have talked about the power of active listening in looking for stories that are only waiting for us to be discovered. We’ve also discussed trees and how they communicate with one another. Yes, you’ve read that right.

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[00:01 - 06:57] Opening Segment

  • Let’s get to know Michael Shields
  • Telling stories across the margins  

[06:58 - 15:55] Finding the Best Stories  

  • Why you should listen actively according to Michael 
  • Michael’s advice to find the best stories
  • How to put yourself in a position to make magic more often 

[15:56 - 30:05] Sharing Life Experiences 

  • Listen to our interesting exchange about vulnerability 
    • How it leads to relatability 
  • How can we move forward as a society? 
    • Listen to Michael 

[30:06 - 44:56] Navigating the Wood Wide Web

  • Can trees communicate with one another? 
    • Michael explains 
  • Michael talks about the relationship between trees and mushrooms
  • Why you should care about trees as told by Michael 

[44:57 - 01:01:12] Taking Back Our Future   

  • Are win-win-win solutions possible today?
  • What to look forward to in difficult situations
  • The emotion that has hijacked our future 

[01:01:13 - 01:04:43] Closing Segment

  • Connect with Michael. Links below
  • Michael tells us why this is still an amazing world 
  • Final words and announcements

Tweetable Quotes:

“The shared experience of humanity is something that can be so binding.” - Michael Shields

“Look at the opportunity that we have at this point...realize what we mean to each other.” - Michael Shields


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