Bs (brad & Steve) Podcast



A podcast about two podcobblers trying to figure out what to podcast.


  • Powerful People Take Responsibility for their Words and Actions

    06/04/2021 Duración: 06min

    Ever known someone who is constantly making excuses? They're usually weak, ineffective communicators and relationship partners. Ever known someone who steps up and takes responsibility when things go wrong? They're usually powerful, effective communicators and relationship partners. In the Season 5 finale, Steve discusses the importance of taking responsibility for your words and actions.

  • Go to Your Happy Place

    29/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    Steve discusses how unchecked emotions can damage interpersonal relationships, then gives some practical suggestions for managing debilitating emotions in healthier ways.

  • Your Words Matter

    23/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    Words, language, spelling, grammar, and punctuation aren't just for English class. In this week's episode, Steve discusses why choosing the right words, spelling those words correctly, using proper grammar, and knowing when to insert commas also affects our communication skills.

  • Nonverbal Packaging and Personal Branding

    16/03/2021 Duración: 09min

    From the clothes we wear to the coffee we drink, we all make decisions about how to present ourselves to the world. In this episode, Steve discusses what those nonverbal choices communicate to other people.

  • Five Reasons Why You're a Bad Listener

    09/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    With so many distractions in the world, it's becoming more difficult to focus while listening to others, but effective listening can improve your relationships overnight. Steve discusses five reasons why you might struggle listening to friends, family, romantic partners, and strangers.

  • The Power of Nexting

    02/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    Steve discusses why the next thing you say or do is always the most important thing you say or do.

  • White Privilege and Systemic Racism

    23/02/2021 Duración: 06min

    If you don't think white privilege and systemic racism are real, give Steve six minutes to share one example of how systemic racism puts black children in danger every summer.

  • The Many Faces of Love

    16/02/2021 Duración: 06min

    In honor of Valentine's Day, Steve discusses the many varieties of love. While most people have their hearts set on the love we see in romantic comedies, what happens to those couples after the movie ends? What happens if you never get married? Perhaps there isn't one version of love that's right for everyone. Maybe every type has a place in our lives.

  • Reciprocity: Demystifying the Golden Rule

    09/02/2021 Duración: 07min

    The Golden Rule has many forms throughout nearly all religious and secular worldviews, but all of them can be explained through basic human nature. In this episode, Steve explains why reciprocity is such a powerful persuasive strategy.

  • Why It's So Hard to Admit You're Wrong

    02/02/2021 Duración: 07min

    No one likes to admit they're wrong, but the reason goes much deeper than just stubborn pride. In this week's episode, Steve discusses what we can learn from cults and why people have so much trouble admitting they made a mistake.

  • Powerful People Envision the End

    16/11/2020 Duración: 05min

    Powerful communicators set goals, then make decisions to reach those goals. Weak communicators just do stuff, then complain when life doesn't work out the way they want. In the Season 4 finale, Steve discusses how to be a powerful communicator.

  • Family is Forever

    09/11/2020 Duración: 06min

    Other relationships may come and go, but family bonds are much more difficult to break. In this episode, Steve discusses what characteristics and qualities make family communication unique.

  • Media Bias, Media Framing, and Fake News

    02/11/2020 Duración: 06min

    In this special election week episode, Steve discusses the origins of fake news and how Donald Trump hijacked the term, then explains the difference between media bias and fake news. Finally, he shares how to become more aware of how media framing affects personal worldveiws.

  • Relationship Development: The Honeymoon Phase

    27/10/2020 Duración: 07min

    In this episode, Steve discusses the first few months of a romantic relationship. From first meeting someone, to the tests we give each other, to the infatuation that overtakes our senses, this necessary phase can lead to some questionable decisions.

  • Relationship Development: Choosing the One

    20/10/2020 Duración: 07min

    In this episode, Steve explains why we're attracted to some people and not others. And, by using simple math, he explains why choosing "the one" might be harder than you think.

  • The Ethics of Personal Decision-Making

    12/10/2020 Duración: 06min

    Ever wonder why you make the choices you do? Why did you eat cereal for breakfast instead of eggs? Why that brand of cereal? How do you choose who to vote for? What religion to follow? In this episode, Steve discusses the factors that influence our decisions, and then shares how understanding those factors can help you better understand people.

  • Self-Awareness and the Johari Window

    05/10/2020 Duración: 05min

    The first step to becoming a better communicator and relationship partner is being aware of who you truly are and how your personality affects others. In this episode, Steve discusses the importance of self-awareness and how to discover your blind self.

  • Know Thyself: Introverts vs. Extroverts

    28/09/2020 Duración: 06min

    In this week's episode, Steve discusses the key difference between introverts and extroverts, then shares how embracing your unique personality improves your interpersonal relationships and overall happiness.

  • Be Kind to Yourself

    21/09/2020 Duración: 08min

    The way we talk about ourselves, to ourselves, matters. In this week's episode, Steve discusses the importance of positive self-talk to our overall health and happiness.

  • Surround Yourself with Happy People

    13/09/2020 Duración: 09min

    Being happy isn't always easy, but one factor that affects our personal happiness is within our control. The people we surround ourselves with affect our personality, mood, and overall happiness. Who are the people that you've givien permission to tell you who you are? Check out Good vs Gooder:

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