The Better Show

The Better Show

www.bettershow.io
The Better Show is a weekly podcast for people who want to get better at all aspects of life, made by people who love getting better. Each week we focus on a single topic relevant to day to day life - such as sleep, managing stress, reducing clutter, relationships and healthy eating. We discuss why that topic matters, stories from our personal experience with that topic, tips & tricks our audience can apply themselves and end with a discussion of things we’re going to try out and report back on. To join the community go to: www.facebook.com/thebettershow


Better Coffee: Part 2
Sep 11 • 61 min
On this episode we continue our series on coffee. We dive into the process that takes the coffee fruit all the way to a carefully toasted bean ready to brew.
Better Coffee Part 1
Aug 21 • 79 min
On this episode we begin a 2 part series all about coffee. We dive into the history of coffee, it’s global varieties, and the difference between specialty and commodity coffees.
Starting a Garden with Carmen Johnston
Aug 4 • 65 min
This week we speak with master gardener, Carmen Johnston, of Carmen Johnston Gardens to learn all about starting a home garden. We learn about the benefits of gardening and get tips for how to make starting a garden easier so we can enjoy fresh vegetables…
The Power of Music
Jul 15 • 60 min
On this episode we talk about the mental, physical and emotional benefits of listening to music. We explore how music can help you concentrate, improve your mood and even make you fitter.
Andrew Grant-Thomas: EmbraceRace
Jul 7 • 64 min
On this episode we interview Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-founder of EmbraceRace - an organization that supports parents to raise children who are brave, informed and thoughtful about race. Andrew shares his experience in founding his organization and what it…
Better Pet Adoption: Part 2
Jun 23 • 53 min
With all the extra time we are spending in our homes lately, many of us are considering adopting a pet as a companion. In the second half of this 2-part series we discuss ways to adequately prepare for adopting a new pet so that you and your new companion…
Better Pet Adoption: Part 1
Jun 16 • 36 min
With all the extra time we are spending in our homes lately, many of us are considering adopting a pet as a companion. In this 2-part series we discuss ways to adequately prepare for adopting a new pet so that you and your new companion have the best…
Book Review: Tiny Habits
Jun 2 • 59 min
On this episode we discuss the book ‘Tiny Habits’ by Harvard behavior researcher B.J. Fogg. We dive into its practical methodology for creating new habits and breaking old ones.
Better Recovery Days
May 26 • 73 min
In this episode we discuss the importance of taking recovery days to protect our mental health during stressful times. We compare notes on what our ideal recovery days would be like and hopefully provide inspiration for your next recovery day.
Better Video Conferencing Tips: Part 2
May 20 • 71 min
This episode we wrap up our two part discussion on better video conferencing. We dive into the etiquette of video conferences, the differences between work and social calls and how to make video conferencing less tiring and more fun.
Better Video Conferencing Tips: Part 1
May 12 • 60 min
This week we kick off a two–part discussion on video conferencing. We dive into the equipment, software, tips, tricks, and techniques to help you look your best and be most effective next time you connect online for work or with friends.
Things We’re Grateful For Right Now
May 5 • 49 min
This episode we share 3 things we’re grateful for that are helping us through these strange and stressful times.
Things we’ve learned during COVID-19
Apr 28 • 59 min
Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, daily life has changed dramatically and our collective outlook for the future is very different than what it was just weeks ago. On this episode, we reflect on what we’ve learned from this experience. We discuss the…
Interview with Kevin Hancock
Apr 21 • 49 min
This week we bring you a special interview with guest, Kevin Hancock, who discusses the ideas laid out in his new book, “The Seventh Power: One CEO’s Journey Into the Business of Shared Leadership.” In this episode, Ian speaks with Kevin about his journey…
Our Favorite YouTube Channels
Apr 14 • 34 min
To help you make the most of your time during the COVID-19 lock down, we share some of our favorite YouTube channels so you have a few more options when looking to add some variety to your video lineup. We share the channels we find most useful, most fun,…
Interview with John Zeratsky, Make Time Author
Apr 9 • 53 min
This episode is an interview with John Zeratsky, author of of the book Make Time. Ian chats with John to learn about what productivity and self-awareness habits he’s using during the pandemic.
Make Time - How to Focus on What Matters Every Day
Apr 7 • 50 min
Do you ever look back and wonder “what did I really do today?” Living life on auto-pilot is a rut many of us eventually fall into. Getting out of that rut is the focus of the book: Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John…
Coffee Chat: Avensi cups & Bottomless service
Apr 4 • 26 min
A fun bonus episode on two new coffee products, as a follow up to our recent episodes on COVID-19. In this episode we look at Avensi coffee cups and Bottomless coffee service.
Nathan Baschez: COVID Economics
Apr 2 • 39 min
This week we are bringing you a special bonus episode as a follow up to our recent discussion on understanding economics in the age of COVID-19. In this episode Ian interviews Nathan Baschez, author of the Divinations newsletter that focuses on business…
Econ 101 in the age of COVID-19
Mar 31 • 59 min
In this episode, we aim to help alleviate anxiety brought on by COVID-19 by explaining what is going on right now with the economy. We discuss the economic impacts of COVID-19, explore why the stock market is fluctuating so wildly, and offer tips for how…
Better Strength Training Pt.2
Mar 24 • 52 min
This week we conclude our 2 part exploration of strength training. We dive into the details of how to start training, the most important exercises to include and how to workout even if you can’t go to the gym.
Better Strength Training Pt.1
Mar 17 • 45 min
This week we start a 2 part exploration of strength training. We discuss it’s important role in all aspects of your health and how to get started with a training program.
Celeste Headlee on Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving
Mar 10 • 68 min
To purchase Celeste’s new book, visit https://amzn.to/2PSSZ4X. This week we interview award-winning journalist and friend of The Better Show, Celeste Headlee, about her upcoming new book “Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, &…
Our Best (Failed) Experiments
Mar 3 • 55 min
It’s often said that we learn more from our failures that from our successes. This week we reflect on some of the experiments we tried that didn’t quite work out. We discuss what we learned from the experience and ponder some future experiments that were…
Better Bite: Lumen
Feb 25 • 36 min
Darren shares his experience with the Lumen - a portable device that gives you insights into your metabolism.
Better Look Back Vol. 9
Feb 18 • 40 min
We look back on the most interesting experiments of the past few months.
Better Wellbeing Through Doing Nothing
Feb 10 • 53 min
Most of the time when we consider ways to help improve our health or well-being, we think about the things we have to take action on. In this episode we explore the benefits of simply taking a break. Resisting the pressure to always be “doing” something…
Better Resumes & Covers Letters Pt.2
Jan 28 • 61 min
This week we conclude our 2 part series on how to land your next big job. We discuss the art of the cover letter and the importance of creating a personal brand online.
Better Resumes & Cover Letters Pt.1
Jan 21 • 53 min
Ninety percent of all resumes end up in the “no” pile. The purpose of a great resume & cover letter is to keep you out of that “no” pile and open a door for you to meet with the hiring manager. On the first of this 2-episode series, we discuss how to…
Better Bite: Garmin Forerunner 645 Smart Watch
Jan 14 • 48 min
On this episode we review the Garmin Forerunner 645 smart watch and talk about why March decided to buy one.
Beat the Winter Blues
Jan 7 • 72 min
On this episode we explore techniques and tools for beating the winter blues and getting more enjoyment from the winter months.
Better Habits for 2020
Jan 1 • 57 min
We reflect on the habits we aimed to make and break in 2019, pulling in clips from Ep. 68 from January 2019. We finish by looking forward to what new habits we want to make and break in 2020.
Better Fasting 2019 Pt. 2
Dec 24, 2019 • 59 min
On this episode we finish discussing our experiences throughout the week during our 5-day fast. We discuss how the Days 4 and 5 went and what we learned along the way.
Better Fasting 2019 Pt.1
Dec 19, 2019 • 56 min
This episode we’re kicking off a 2 parter we recorded during a week long fast. In part 1 we’ll talk about why we’re doing a prolonged fast and check in on how it’s going for the first couple of days.
Better Health with Wearables Pt. 2
Dec 10, 2019 • 53 min
This week we’re wrapping up our 2 part exploration of better health through wearables. This week we’ll dive into the future of wearables and discuss where the technology and science of personalized medicine is headed.
Better Health with Wearables Pt.1
Dec 3, 2019 • 74 min
This week we’re starting a 2-part exploration of improving our health using wearable technology. We dive into the history of wearable tech and how to decide if a wearable is right for your health and fitness goals and if so what to look for.
Better Holidays: Gifts & Relationships Redux
Nov 26, 2019 • 75 min
For all those folks in the US, Happy Thanksgiving! As we will be filing up on turkey this week we are pulling a popular episode from the archives on choosing the perfect gift and making the most of the holidays with loved ones. The interconnecting theme…
Automate Your Life Pt.2
Nov 18, 2019 • 77 min
In this episode we conclude our 2 part series on automating your life. We focus on services that can save you money, get you time back and make your life run more smoothly.
Our First Podcast Award Nomination!
Nov 16, 2019 • 9 min
We share details on our first podcast award nomination and how you can help us win it!
Better Home Automation Redux
Nov 12, 2019 • 80 min
Following on the heels of our recent episode covering ways to automate different parts of your life to save time, we thought it relevant to revisit a topic we originally covered nearly a year ago: automating your home.
Automate Your Life Pt.1
Nov 6, 2019 • 58 min
We start a 2 part exploration on how to use technology to automate the boring, annoying and time consuming tasks in your life.
Building a Better Exercise Habit
Oct 30, 2019 • 66 min
On this episode of The Better Show we explore the benefits and challenges of creating an exercise habit.
Better Week Prep
Oct 22, 2019 • 76 min
We discuss how to get the most out of the week ahead with a little forethought and preparation.
Better Friendships
Oct 15, 2019 • 64 min
This week we discuss how you can improve and foster better friendships with both new and existing friends in your life.
Better Meetings: Part 2
Oct 1, 2019 • 33 min
This week we conclude our 2 parter on better meetings. If you haven’t listened to part one go check it out and then come back to hear the conclusion of how to make meetings most effective.
Better Meetings: Part 1
Sep 24, 2019 • 61 min
This week we’re kicking off a 2 parter on better meetings. We dive into how you can save time and make your meetings more effective.
Better Podcasts: Part 2
Sep 17, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode Ian and Darren continue their review of podcasts that can help entertain, educate and inspire you.
100 episodes! Better Look Back
Sep 10, 2019 • 65 min
We reflect on the most impactful tips we’ve applied in our own lives, the things that most surprised us, and what we’ve learned about podcasting over the past 2 years.
Better Career Planning: Part 2
Sep 4, 2019 • 58 min
Part 2 on getting the most out of your career by exploring the Japanese concept of Ikigai, how to be the CEO of your career and the top 5 most transferable career skills you should learn.
Better Career Planning: Part 1
Sep 1, 2019 • 74 min
This episode is part 1 of a 2-part episode on career planning. We discuss the importance of intentional career planning and share tips on how to evaluate the next steps in your career.
Better Anxiety Management
Aug 26, 2019 • 88 min
We discuss one of the most common mental health issues in our modern society: anxiety. We explore the nature of anxiety and where it comes from and share tips for how to reduce anxiety in your life and how to deal with it when it does arise.
Better LinkedIn
Aug 19, 2019 • 88 min
We explore how to make the most of LinkedIn to help find new opportunities, grow your network and keep on top of what’s happening in your industry and profession.
Better Fitness at Work
Aug 12, 2019 • 62 min
We explore how to stay fit when your job doesn’t help you be active. As well as the usual set of tips & experiments to try we have an interview with renowned fitness expert Brian Keane.
The Great Hack & Better Social Media
Aug 6, 2019 • 54 min
We discuss the Netflix documentary, The Great Hack, and what it means for how we consume and scrutinize information we see online.
Better Mentoring: Part 2
Jul 29, 2019 • 72 min
We conclude our 2 part series on mentoring. This episode we focus on strategies for finding and structuring successful mentoring relationships.
Better Mentoring: Part 1
Jul 22, 2019 • 65 min
The power of conscious mentorship - what it is, how to get it and the benefits of doing it.
Better Podcasts: Part 1
Jul 15, 2019 • 68 min
We share an impromptu discussion about some of our favorite podcasts as well as some of the new shows we’ve discovered lately.
Better Decisions
Jul 8, 2019 • 83 min
We discuss various frameworks, tips and tricks for how you can make better decisions.
Better Circadian Rhythms & Sleep Experiments Lookback
Jul 1, 2019 • 63 min
We discuss how circadian rhythms are crucial to unlocking the best sleep of your life and look back on our sleep experiments from our very first episode.
Make the most of Summer (Redux)
Jun 23, 2019 • 70 min
We talk about how to make the most of your summer. We reflect on the power of using the seasons to mark time, the best activities to take up during the summer, and how to fully enjoy those long summer days.
Better Look Back Vol.8 - Microbiome and Single-use Plastics
Jun 10, 2019 • 48 min
On this episode we share some of our recent experiences with two topics we explored on recent episodes: the human microbiome and single-use plastics.
Better Bite: Supplements
Jun 3, 2019 • 71 min
In this week’s show we explore the complicated world of supplements. We explore how they are regulated (or not) and what tactics someone could take to choose which type and brand of supplements are likely safest and most effective. As always when we touch…
Better Packing
May 27, 2019 • 26 min
This week we have a better bite episode on packing. We have efficiently rolled, folded and bundled a variety of tips and hacks to help you choose the perfect luggage, plan what to bring, maximize space and avoid breakages and messes. Don’t leave home…
Congratulations, Ian & Carine
May 25, 2019 • 28 min
Darren & March record a special dedication to Ian & Carine on their wedding day.
Better Emotional Intelligence: Part 2
May 13, 2019 • 61 min
In part two of our series on Better Emotional Intelligence, we cover the final two components of EQ, empathy and managing emotions in others. We share tips & tricks, do a live role playing exercise, and finish with what experiments we’re going to try and…
Better Emotional Intelligence: Part 1
Apr 29, 2019 • 66 min
In part one of our series on Better Emotional Intelligence, we explore the definition of EQ, some of the core components, and how it relates to our personal lives and experiences.
Better Budgeting: Part 3
Apr 22, 2019 • 61 min
We conclude our series on better budgeting with Part 3, covering tactical tips, tricks and tools you can use to put your new budget into action today.
Better Microbiome
Apr 15, 2019 • 85 min
While scientists are only scratching the surface of the microbiome it’s already clear that the 39 trillion micro-organisms living in your body have a profound affect on your health, your emotions and even your relationships. This week we explore the…
Better Budgeting: Part 2
Apr 8, 2019 • 88 min
In part two of our Better Budgeting series, we discuss the types of budget goals you can have, and plans you can make, to take control of your money.
Better Budgeting: Part 1
Apr 1, 2019 • 52 min
We kick off part one of our series on finance with a discussion on better budgeting. We talk strategies, mindset and tools to help you take control of money in your life.
How to Have a Better Brunch
Mar 28, 2019 • 30 min
Brunch may be the most perfect meal of the day, balanced delicately between a too-early Sunday breakfast and a too-late lunch. It combines the sweet and savory in a delightful melange suitable for early birds and night owls alike. In this week’s episode…
Should You Get Up Early?
Mar 18, 2019 • 45 min
We constantly hear stories about how the most successful and productive people have morning routines that include getting up very early in the morning to get a jump start on their day. But is rising early REALLY the right solution for everyone? On this…
Better Learning with Ryan Carson Redux
Mar 4, 2019 • 57 min
We have our very first guest on the show! Ryan Carson is the founder and CEO of Treehouse - an online learning company. We talk to him about learning techniques, mentorship and the best way to learn a new skill.
Better Bite - Charity
Feb 25, 2019 • 44 min
Thanks to a listener suggestion, we discuss strategies for better charitable giving. We focus on why and how to give to charity. We discuss how to make a giving plan that can maximize the impact of your donations while allowing you to express your…
Paring Down Plastics
Feb 18, 2019 • 83 min
This week we explore how to pare down the amount of plastics in your life. We talk about how using fewer plastics is better for the environment and your health. We share tips on how you can easily reduce the amount of single-use plastic you consume.
Emergency Preparedness Redux
Feb 11, 2019 • 72 min
We discuss preparing for emergencies and why you’ll be glad you did. We’ll explore how to know what kind of emergencies are likely, the importance of making a plan, and what sort of equipment you’ll want to have on hand.
Beating Cognitive Biases
Feb 4, 2019 • 61 min
We discuss how you can beat cognitive bias. Learn common biases and strategies for identifying and overcoming them.
Better Bedding for Better Sleep
Jan 29, 2019 • 55 min
We discuss better bedding so you can get the perfect night’s sleep. We interview bedding enthusiasts on the best sheets, pillows and more.
Better Relationships Redux
Jan 14, 2019 • 108 min
We look back at one of our most popular episodes so far. How to deepen relationships with your partner, friends and family. We’ll explore why healthy relationships are so important and share tips & techniques to ensure your relationships are in tip top…
Building Better Habits
Jan 7, 2019 • 100 min
We discuss the secrets of building better habits, including the 4 laws of making or breaking habits, physical totems, the paperclip story, and habit competition apps. We share our 2019 habits we’re trying to create and break, and how we’re going to do it.
New Year’s Resolutions Redux 2019
Dec 31, 2018 • 88 min
What makes a good resolution and how can you make them stick? We’ll share why resolutions can be helpful, our personal experiences and tips you can try to make resolutions work for you.
Ian & March’s 5-Day Fasting Experiment
Dec 24, 2018 • 70 min
This week’s episode is a day by day diary of an experiment in extended fasting that Ian and March did in November of this year. Their plan was to fast for five days using a protocol created by Dr. Valter Longo, an expert on the positive health effects of…
Better Home Automation
Dec 17, 2018 • 80 min
What are the benefits of having a smart home and can you avoid the pitfalls? There has been a surge in new internet connected devices you can use to make your home smarter - everything from video doorbells & smart speakers to devices that measure your…
Better Remote Work
Dec 10, 2018 • 52 min
We ask the question, can you succeed while working remotely? There is a growing trend among employees, freelancers and entrepreneurs of working away from the office but suspicion and controversy still abound. Combining our own experience with experts in…
Better Holidays, Gift Giving & Relationships
Dec 3, 2018 • 76 min
It’s the gifting time of year and we’re here with advice on how to make the most of it. For the next episode we are pulling one of our most popular episode from the archives to help you choose thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. You’ll hear all about…
Better Language Learning
Nov 27, 2018 • 51 min
We discuss proven methods to make learning a new language easier and why it’s good for you.
Better Health Through Yoga
Nov 19, 2018 • 56 min
We discuss the history, varieties and benefits of yoga. Darren shares his experience of practicing yoga with Ian & March and surprises them with the unexpected benefits of the ancient tradition.
Better Confidence
Nov 12, 2018 • 77 min
We discuss how to improve your confidence and overcome self-doubt. We explore the difference between self-confidence and over-confidence, techniques for dealing with negative self-talk and ways to feel more comfortable in your skin.
Better Flu Fighting
Nov 5, 2018 • 57 min
We discuss what you need to know about the flu and how to fight it. We review the current flu science, why you and your family should get the vaccine and what other things you can do to avoid catching or transmitting the virus.
Better Health By Fasting
Oct 29, 2018 • 59 min
We discuss intermittent fasting - a research backed way to lose weight and improve your health. Fasting has shown to be an effective way to burn fat, reduce the risk of diabetes, improve brain function, and even reboot your immune system and fight cancer.
Better Sleep & Health with the Oura Ring
Oct 22, 2018 • 61 min
We discuss one of the most advanced fitness trackers on the market - the Oura Ring. We contrast the ring with other fitness trackers available, talk about it’s different sensors & reports, and Ian & March reflect on their experience with Gen 1 and Gen 2…
How Morning Routines Make the Day
Oct 15, 2018 • 60 min
We dive into how to design the perfect morning routine. We explore how mindfulness, healthy habits and a little bit of planning can set you up for the best day ever.
The Principles of Persuasion
Oct 8, 2018 • 56 min
We dive into the ways you can convince, inspire and influence others. Being able to persuade people is a key life skill whether you’re interview for a job, inspiring your co-workers to start a new project or fund raising for your favorite charity. We…
Better Look Back Vol. 7 - Vacation, Commutes, Going Green
Oct 1, 2018 • 69 min
We look back on how our experiments have gone in planning better vacations, improving our commutes and going green. We’ll discuss what worked, what didn’t, and what new tips & strategies we learned.
How to Build a Better Back
Sep 24, 2018 • 95 min
We dive into the ways you can protect, strengthen and heal your back. Back pain is the leading cause of chronic pain in the world and more than 80% of us will suffer from it at some point - but you can reduce your risk of getting back pain and speed up…
Better Bite - Mood Tracking with Daylio
Sep 17, 2018 • 29 min
We review the Daylio mood tracking app and discuss the benefits of tracking your emotional well being. We dive into building the habit of daily journaling, Darren’s experience with Daylio and the positive effects it can have.
Better Conversations with Celeste Headlee
Sep 10, 2018 • 57 min
We discuss how to have better conversations with award-winning journalist, host of “On Second Thought” and author of “We Need To Talk”, Celeste Headlee.
Better Bite - Time Management with Focus Matrix
Sep 3, 2018 • 25 min
We dive into the Focus Matrix app - a tool for prioritization and time management. We discuss the underlying philosophy behind the app and how Ian is using it to focus his time and energy on his most important tasks.
Channel Your Creativity
Aug 27, 2018 • 66 min
We dive into how to increase and apply your creativity. We’ll explore ways get into a creative mindset, strengthen your creative muscles and apply your imagination to problems worth solving.
Better Bite - Traveling with TripIt
Aug 13, 2018 • 32 min
We test out the TripIt app for planning & organizing travel. We discuss how it works for summarizing and sharing travel plans while staying on track during your next vacation or business trip.
Stay Safe Online Part 2
Aug 6, 2018 • 56 min
We wrap up our 2 parter on protecting your identity, your accounts & your devices. We dive into how to protect your home network, your devices & how not to get snooped on when using public Wi-Fi.
Stay Safe Online Part 1
Jul 31, 2018 • 59 min
We kick off a 2 part episode on protecting your identity, your accounts & your devices. We explore what makes a strong password, common mistakes people make around online security & how to protect yourself from data breaches.
Make Sense of Science Headlines
Jul 23, 2018 • 92 min
We explore how to interpret science headlines and see through the hype. We dive into understanding the strengths & weaknesses of science reporting and how to dig into the science behind the headlines.
Better Bite - Ian tries the Chilipad
Jul 16, 2018 • 33 min
Temperature has a huge impact on one’s quality of sleep. With summer heat in full effect, The Better Show gets ❄️cool ❄️ by testing out the ChiliPad- a mattress pad that promises to keep your bed cool & comfy. Ian was our guinea pig for this test. He…
Make the Most of Summer
Jul 9, 2018 • 68 min
We talk about how to make the most of your summer. We reflect on the power of using the seasons to mark time, the best activities to take up during the summer, and how to fully enjoy those long summer days.
Maximize Your Time with Better Priorities
Jul 2, 2018 • 78 min
We explore how to prioritize all the competing demands on your time to maximize your effectiveness and happiness.
Better Public Speaking with Chad Fowler
Jun 25, 2018 • 85 min
We explore how to engage an audience with public speaking veteran Chad Fowler. We talk the art of storytelling, how to surprise an audience and the pros & cons of scripted versus free style public speaking.
3 Documentary Picks to be Healthy, Wealthy & Wise
Jun 18, 2018 • 63 min
We discuss 3 documentaries that inspired and influenced us. We talk about the science behind a healthy diet, the true meaning of wealth, and how the universal appeal of a good meal draws us together.
3 Book Picks to be Healthy, Wealthy & Wise
Jun 11, 2018 • 46 min
We discuss 3 books that inspired and influenced us. We talk about how to have a healthy relationship with money, the mysterious & powerful role of sleep in our lives, and how the world is improving, even though we might not think it is.
Become a Better Leader
Jun 4, 2018 • 61 min
We discuss techniques & skills to become a better leader. We explore transformational leadership, leading for introverts & the importance of mentoring.
Better Bite - Secrets of Sleep
Jun 1, 2018 • 37 min
We share our favorite sleep secrets we’ve discovered and tested that will improve your rest & entire quality of life.
Better Look Back Vol. 6 - Media diet, screen time, life extension
May 28, 2018 • 86 min
We look back on how our experiments in having a healthy media diet, limiting screen time and life extension have gone. We’ll discuss what worked, what didn’t, and what new tips & strategies we learned.
Get Great at Groceries
May 21, 2018 • 74 min
We discuss valuable grocery shopping hacks. We explore how to make healthy choices, save money and make this weekly chore work for you.
Better Learning with Ryan Carson
May 14, 2018 • 56 min
We have our very first guest on the show! Ryan Carson is the founder and CEO of Treehouse - an online learning company. We talk to him about learning techniques, mentorship and the best way to learn a new skill.
Get Super Fit in 30 Days
May 7, 2018 • 102 min
We discuss the best ways to get fit fast. We explore the most effective training techniques, the importance of sleep & nutrition for fitness, and how to deal with feeling discouraged.
Maximize Your Memory
Apr 30, 2018 • 88 min
We discuss ways to strengthen your memory - everything from remembering names to learning more effectively.
Crafting a Better Commute
Apr 23, 2018 • 51 min
Ways to rethink your daily commute by transforming it into exercise, a time to learn, a time to socialize or removing it entirely!
Good Reasons to Go Green
Apr 16, 2018 • 69 min
Why going green is the best thing for you and the planet. We’ll explore how to reduce your carbon footprint, use less water and waste less food.
Emergency Preparedness — What You Need to Know
Apr 9, 2018 • 71 min
We discuss preparing for emergencies and why you’ll be glad you did. We’ll explore how to know what kind of emergencies are likely, the importance of making a plan, and what sort of equipment you’ll want to have on hand.
Better Bite - Ian buys a Tesla Model 3!
Apr 2, 2018 • 54 min
Darren & March interview Ian about his new Tesla Model 3. We discuss the merits of electric cars, their history, and what’s coming in the future.
Better Look Back Vol. 5 - Dreams & Resolutions
Mar 26, 2018 • 69 min
We look back on how our experiments in dreaming & New Year’s resolutions have gone. We’ll discuss what worked, what didn’t, and what new tips & strategies we learned.
How to create a healthy environment
Mar 19, 2018 • 83 min
We talk about the importance of tuning your environment for optimal health, focus, and creativity. We dive deep into sound, light, temperature, and air quality amongst other factors. We explore the idea that different environments are better for different…
Secrets to living a longer life
Mar 12, 2018 • 79 min
We talk about strategies for living the longest, healthiest life possible. We explore strategies for staying safe, avoiding disease, and keeping your body in great condition. We also compare the philosophies of being an ‘immortalist’ vs. a ‘healthspanner’.
Side gigs for fun & profit
Mar 5, 2018 • 64 min
We talk about the reasons & strategies for taking on work outside your day job, whether it’s for creative fulfillment or to earn extra cash. We explore the aspects to consider before you begin, while you’re getting going and once you’re rolling. We also…
Better Look Back Vol. 4 - Gifts & Relationships
Feb 26, 2018 • 58 min
On our fourth installment of the Better Look Back, we report back on our recent experiments to be better gift-givers and to improve our relationships. We tell you what worked, what failed and what new discoveries we’ve found to help you get better.
Lessons from the Olympics
Feb 19, 2018 • 85 min
We talk about what secrets we can learn from the Olympics to help us get better. We explore it’s origins, history & controversies. Then we dive into lessons inspired by Olympians that we can apply in our daily lives.
Unpacking the secrets of better vacations
Feb 12, 2018 • 86 min
Why vacations can improve your health, happiness and even your career. We’ll dive into tactics for making the most of your vacation time and creating memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Controlling screen time, so it doesn’t control you
Feb 5, 2018 • 87 min
How to take control of screen time so it doesn’t control you. We’ll dive into why limiting screen time can help improve your health, sleep, and relationships.
Nourish your mind with a better media diet
Jan 29, 2018 • 40 min
We discuss how unfiltered media can negatively affect us, how to spot biases in the news, and how to create curated media sources that works for you.
How to survive cold & flu season
Jan 22, 2018 • 78 min
We talk about strategies for staying healthy during cold and flu season. We’ll talk vaccines, hygiene, immune boosting and whether ‘man-flu’ is a real thing.
Get an Intro to Wine from The Better Show
Jan 15, 2018 • 72 min
On this episode of The Better Show we talk about this subtle, varied and much-loved product of the vine. We’ll learn how wine is made, how to pick it, and how to drink it.
Better Bite - Build a gratitude habit with The Five Minute Journal
Jan 8, 2018 • 36 min
We deep dive on The Five Minute Journal, a simple tool for increasing your happiness through daily gratitude and self-reflection. We’ll explore the power of gratitude, our personal experiences with the journal, and tips you can try yourself to help you…
New Year’s Resolutions Decoded
Jan 1, 2018 • 72 min
What makes a good resolution and how can you make them stick? We’ll share why resolutions can be helpful, our personal experiences and tips you can try to make resolutions work for you.
Dreaming for insights, lucid and more
Dec 30, 2017 • 88 min
In this episode, Ian, Darren, and March explore the nature of dreams and share our own experiences with dreaming and with lucid dreams.
Better Look Back Vol. 3 - Nutrition & Procrastination
Dec 18, 2017 • 74 min
On this third installment of the Better Look Back we report back on our recent experiments with nutrition and procrastination to tell you what worked, what failed and what new discoveries we’ve found to help you get better.
How to strengthen your relationships
Dec 11, 2017 • 99 min
How to deepen relationships with your partner, friends, and family. We’ll explore why healthy relationships are so important and share tips & techniques to ensure your relationships are in tip-top shape.
Better Holidays: Gifts & Relationships
Dec 4, 2017 • 75 min
The interconnecting theme of getting better at the holidays, whether that’s parties, gifts, or feasts is your relationship to your friends and family. Mindfully nourishing your most important relationships is important for your happiness & health as well…
Better Look Back Vol. 2 - Clutter & Meditation
Nov 27, 2017 • 88 min
Our second Better Look Back episode on clutter & meditation to tell you what worked, what failed and what new discoveries we’ve found to help you get better.
Better Bite - Productivity Planner
Nov 26, 2017 • 31 min
Why Ian initially avoided using the Productivity Planner, How Productivity Planner helped Darren be way more focused than every before and accomplish meaningful work, Darren’s “secret sauce” modifications he’s made to Productivity Planner to make it even…
Defeat procrastination and achieve your goals
Nov 20, 2017 • 84 min
Why you should actually address procrastination, why curious minds might be prone to accidental procrastination, can fear be a motivator for procrastination, the problem all creatives face, how to flip procrastination on itself and take stock of…
Eating to perform at your best
Nov 13, 2017 • 85 min
Why good nutrition matters for your performance, the negative effects of poor nutrition, strategies to improve your diet, the pros & cons of low carb & ketogenic diets and how to eat for mental focus.
Better Look Back Vol. 1 - Sleep & Stress
Nov 6, 2017 • 77 min
We look back on our experiments from the first two episodes on sleep and stress to tell you what worked, what failed and what new discoveries we’ve found to help you get better.
Meditation for focus & happiness
Oct 30, 2017 • 86 min
How meditation affects the brain & body, strategies for getting started with meditation, finding the techniques that work best for you, apps & tools to help with your meditation practice and strategies for building a daily meditation habit.
Cut out clutter and feel happier
Oct 13, 2017 • 89 min
Why one person’s cozy is another persons cluttered. The benefits of reducing clutter. Tips & tricks for dealing with clutter in your home. Strategies for reducing digital clutter. Dealing with clutter while living with other people.
Turn stress into a performance tool
Oct 12, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode Ian, Darren & March talk about how to deal with stress. We reflect on why stress matters, our own personal experiences with stress, tips & tricks you can use, and experiments we’re going to try and report back on.
Sleep for health and focus
Oct 12, 2017 • 81 min
Why do we sleep? What impacts can it have on your body, mind, and everything else in your life? How do we get better at sleep?
Welcome to The Better Show
Oct 12, 2017 • 11 min
A brief intro to the podcast. Who we are, why we started this, & how you can join us on our journey to getting better.