5 Questions That Will Transform Your Interactions With Other People

How a New Years resolution in 2006 changed the way I ask questions forever and 5 questions, mindsets and tools I’m convinced will change the way you interact with people you meet in a positive way.   

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Question 43 // Can you get hired for something you’ve never done before? (feat. Nate Ryan)

Nate Ryan is the staff photographer for 89.3 The Current. An award winning photographer, Nate has captured countless studio performances with bands that visit the station as well as many live performance. Why is balancing creativity and commerce so hard? What’s a career in photography look like? Do you get hired for things you’ve done, or can you get hired for things you want to do in the future? This week, Nate sits down with Rob over coffee to answer these questions and more.

Recording Location: Nina’s Coffee Cafe, St Paul MN 

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GUEST LINKS:

Nate’s Website: http://nateryan.com/

Nate’s Instagram: http://instagram.com/nateryanphoto

Nate’s Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/nateryanphoto

89.3 The Current: https://www.thecurrent.org/

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We'd also feel like we should tell you about our incredibly talented friends at Narrate Films who took all the press photos for the podcast. You can visit them online at: www.narratefilms.com/ 

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Question 42 // What if Jimmy Swaggart fronted Joy Division? (feat. Jon Reine and Mike Smith)

Jon Reine and Mike Smith are members of the band Greycoats. What leads a band to write a concept album [Carisma!] about that all-American icon, the televangelist? What would it sound like if Jimmy Swaggart fronted Joy Division? Why should I stop thinking about ’should’ when it comes to creating art and only pay attention to what I’m COMPELLED to make? In this special edition episode of the podcast, Jon and Mike sit down with Rob over cocktails to answer these questions and more.

Recording Location: Hi-Lo Diner, MPLS MN    

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Question 41 // What should white people do about black tourism? (feat. Derrick Keith Rollins Jr.)

Derrick Keith Rollins Jr is a singer-songwriter best known by his stage name, “Reverend Doctor." What should white people do about systemic racism? What’s it like to be the ’token black friend’? What does the transition from adorable black child to intimidating black in adult look like when growing up in the midwest? What is racial tourism? This week, Keith sits down with Rob over drinks to answer these questions and more.

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Question 40 // Can we talk about identity? (feat. Justin Sharbono)

Justin Sharbono is best known for his work as electric guitarist for the band Soul Asylum. What’s it like to have an honest and meaningful conversation about our own race and identity? How does travel change the way you view your place in the world?  What led to Justin’s belief that you can’t hate people you know or love? This week, Justin Sharbono sits down with Rob over drinks at The Lowry in Uptown Minneapolis to answer these questions and more.

Recording Location: The Lowry, Minneapolis MN         

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A Guide To Getting Your First Tattoo

Getting your first tattoo can be intimidating. How bad does it hurt? How do you book an appointment or pick an artist? What can you expect from the moment you step into the tattoo parlor to leaving with your fresh new ink? 

Join Rob & Sarah Morgan and special guests Jorge & Janelle Figueroa as Janelle gets her first tattoo. While doing so, Rob will explain “The Five P’s Of Getting Your First Tattoo” (Place vs Person, Price, Process, Pain and Post-Care)

Whether you’ve been thinking about getting your first tattoo or simply curious about what it’s like, this entertaining audio guide is guaranteed to replace any hesitation, fear or questions you may have with informed confidence. 

WARNING: Listening to “A Guide To Getting Your First Tattoo” may cause sudden and undeniable urges to get a tattoo and has been known to invoke sudden spikes in confidence, transforming the listener into a go-to “Tattoo Expert" in their circle of friends. 

Actual Disclaimer: Rob Morgan is an internationally touring rock bassist and not a licensed tattoo artist or medical practitioner. Consult a professional before getting a tattoo and please tattoo responsibly and professionally. 


Tattoo Location: Ghost at Brass Knuckle Tattoo Minneapolis   


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Music by Wild Pony: https://www.wildponymusic.com/

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We'd also feel like we should tell you about our incredibly talented friends at Narrate Films who took all the press photos for the podcast. You can visit them online at: www.narratefilms.com/ 

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Question 38 // Can art be quantified? (feat. Peter Himmelman)

Peter Himmelman is a "man of many talents and accomplishments who is known to those who have heard of him, but haven’t heard him, as Bob Dylan’s son-in-law.” That said, Peter first got on Rob’s radar not because of his acclaimed song-writing career or the fact that he was the musical composer on FOX’s American Drama Series: Bones, but as an author. In 2015, when Rob returned home from a dizzying world tour and found himself in a bit of an existential crisis when it came to his career and art, he stumbled on a book called “Let Me Out” written by Peter. Since then, it’s become one the most pivotal and influential books in Rob’s life. This week, Peter Himmelman sits down with Rob in his green room before his show in Minneapolis to let the audio roll with no agenda and see what happens. 

Recording Location: Dakota Jazz Club green room, Minneapolis MN       

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GUEST LINKS:

Read The Book: “Let Me Out” by Peter Himmelman

Listen To Peter’s Music: Spotify, iTunes, Online

Peter’s Website: http://www.peterhimmelman.com/home.php

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We'd also feel like we should tell you about our incredibly talented friends at Narrate Films who took all the press photos for the podcast. You can visit them online at: www.narratefilms.com/ 

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Question 37 // Does life happen in Act Two? (feat. Josh Olson)

Josh Olson is a director, videographer and master storyteller based out of Minneapolis. What are the components of a great story? Why should everyone, from a CEO to a cello player, know how story telling plays a critical role in what they do for a living? How can the art of storytelling teach us to live more in the moment? This week, Josh sits down with Rob over drinks to answer these questions and more.

Recording Location: Parallel Coffee, Minneapolis MN          


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Check out Josh’s work with Narrate Films Here: www.narratefilms.com/ 

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We’re so glad we don’t have to deal with sponsors or else we would feel compelled to tell you that Guinness is THE GREATEST beer ever made and "Clearly Made Of More.”  www.thecuriouspod.com/guinness

We'd also feel like we should tell you about our incredibly talented friends at Narrate Films who took all the press photos for the podcast. You can visit them online at: www.narratefilms.com/ 

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Question 36 // What’s it like being married to a creative when you aren’t one? (feat. Amanda Nephew)

Amanda Nephew is a licensed marriage and family therapist that just so happens to be married to one of my closest friends, Jasper Nephew. What advice does she have for anyone in a relationship with someone who functions differently than you do? Why is trust the most important thing for an abstract thinking person? Does vagueness in a relationship always produce anxiety? This week, Amanda sits down with Rob over drinks to answer these questions and more.

Recording Location: Jasper & Amanda’s Backyard Deck         

GUEST LINKS:

Amanda Nephew Therapy Services: www.amandanephew.com/

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Question 34 // Can artists manufacture emotion? (feat. Dan Smith)

Dan Smith is a producer, engineer, musician and songwriter. What does it mean to ‘deliver’ as a musician in a studio session? What is the arch of confidence in the creative journey? Can you be inspired by other artists without comparing yourself to them? This week, Dan sits downs over drinks with Rob to answer these questions and more. 

Recording Location:  Wirth Lake Dock, North Minneapolis         

GUEST LINKS:

Dan’s Band ‘Speakrs’: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/speakrs/930084532

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Question 33 // What is a SWOT analysis for creatives ? (feat. Jordan Walker)

Jordan Walker is a photographer, entrepreneur, musician, creative thinker, and a close friend of mine. He’s the CEO of Narrate Studios and if you’ve been following the podcast, you’ve seen his work because he took all the press and artwork photos for the podcast. 
This episode is specifically for anyone who finds themselves thinking that being creative and being intentional seem like binary opposites and wishes they were able to find a way to connect that gap. 
I sat down with Jordan to ask him about the balance he’s found being a creative person but also an intentional leader in the business side of his compony to see if he has any tactical advice and action steps you can put into place wherever you are in your creative journey.

In this convo we talk about: 

-Capsule Wardrobes
-Decision Fatigue (the reason I started wearing all black a couple years ago and still do to this day)
-The difference between working “in” a business and “on” your business

What a SWOT analysis and Mission Statement are and how creatives can use them to find focus and clarity in what they do

Recording Location: Parallel Coffee, Minneapolis, MN

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Question 32 // How would a Sommelier pair wine with music? (feat. Leslee Miller)

Leslee Miller is a certified Sommelier and owner of wine consulting firm, Amusée. She's also the co-founder and owner of one of the first wine clubs in America, Sip Better. In this terroir  packed episode we uncork way more than just my curiosity about the world of wine and what it takes to become a Sommelier. It’s a conversation about cultivating a curiosity about the world around you and having an openness experiencing life to the fullest. 

Recording Location: Haskell’s Wine Bar, Minneapolis, MN

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Question 31 // What’s it like to grow up in Northern Ireland? (feat. Paul Crilly)

Paul Crilly owns one of my favorite Irish pubs in Minneapolis, Morrissey’s. If you know me, you know I love Ireland and Irish culture. I set out to have a fun conversation about St. Patrick’s Day and ended up having a far deeper convo than I was expecting. What’s it REALLY like to grow up in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles”? What’s it like to move to America when you’re 19? And what make’s Irish Pubs so much more inviting than your typical bar? 

Recording Location: Morrissey’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis, MN

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Question 30 // What do you call adults who watch My Little Pony? (feat. Kyle Hultquist, Andrew Nelson & Sydney Armstrong)

A year and a half ago, I saw a documentary called “Bronies: The extremely unexpected adult fans of My Little Pony” and ever since I started this podcast, I knew I wanted to sit down someone who considered themselves a Brony. When three of Minnesota’s experts on the topic agreed to indulge my curiosity over some of Minneapolis’ best cider, I thought I was in for a crash course about the fandom. Instead… what I got was a conversation that went way deeper. Community, gender-stereotypes, the internet as a tool (not a substitute) for meaningful social interactions and self-confidence were just a few of the topics we dove into. Leave any stereotype that gallops into your head at the door, pull up a bar stool, pour yourself a cider and listen in...  

Recording Location: Sociable Cider Werks, Minneapolis, MN

For Links, Guest’s Info, Andrew's videos we talked about in the convo and Show Notes VISIT: www.thecuriouspod.com

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This week’s Question: Have you ever had a conversation with someone that made you re-think a stereotype you had in your mind? 

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Question 29 // At what point do I magically become confident? (feat. Brett LaCasse)

Brett is an electric guitar slinging friend of mine who, every time we play together, at some moment we find ourselves laughing and having a convo that goes deep. In this episode I convince Brett to sneak into a backstage storage closet between sets to record a conversation that ended up being one of my most personal, introspective ones yet. 
Ever leave hanging out with someone and getting frustrated because you felt like you weren’t fully yourself around them? Did you used to think that one day all your insecurities would just disappear and you would become super confident? Ever have a hard time forgiving your past self? Me too. This one’s for you. 

Recording Location: Backstage storage closet, Anoka MN

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This week’s Question: No question, Just call and leave a message about your thoughts and insight into this convo we had. I have a feeling we’re not alone in this. 

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Question 28 // Does pretentiousness hurt the world of beer & music? (feat. Kevin Welch)

Kevin Welch is is the owner and head brewer of Minneapolis’ Boom Island Brewing Company. Sound familiar? I interviewed his wife Qiuxia. (Question 26 // Does Craft Beer Belong To White Men?) As a professional french horn player for the Minnesota Orchestra turned brewery owner, Kevin is passionate about both beer and music, however, the real reason I sat down with him is because of his passion to make both of those worlds as accessible as possible for the world to enjoy. Join me on a snowy winter’s night as I get out of the bitter cold to sit down with Kevin in his glowing warm brewery over one of his freshly brewed Belgian beers. 

Recording Location: Boom Island Brewing Co, Minneapolis MN 

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This week’s Question: What’s the first beer you drank that you actually appreciated the taste? 

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Question 27 // What can a 16yr old do about human trafficking? (feat. Kaiya Woller)

My research for this episode began months ago when I heard a statistic saying that the Super Bowl is one of the single largest events where human trafficking happens in the U.S. each year. With the Super Bowl happening [this year] just a few miles from where Sarah and I live, my original title was going to be “What is Minneapolis doing to fight against human trafficking during Super Bowl LII?” In my research, I stumbled across a website that talked about ‘HT’ as an ongoing problem in Minnesota and their goal of bringing awareness to it by organizing a 5k for the past couple years and an additional “Virtual 5k” right before the Super Bowl. My curiosity was sparked even more when I found out that the organization was started by a 16yr old. I sat down over coffee with Kaiya Woller to learn more about ‘Human Trafficking’, what led her to start this, and what it’s like being a girl growing up living downtown Minneapolis. 

Recording Location: Corner Coffee, Minneapolis MN

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