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Wisdom and Craftsmanship with Jim McKinley

If you or your kids are interested in small business, pull up a chair and listen in for some timeless advice from today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast guest, Jim McKinley. Jim has been in the same family business for over

Innovation and Openness with Lisa Camp

In today’s world, we already have the internet, smartphones, and lots of other cool stuff, but do you ever wonder where the next big idea is going to come from?  We’ll find out what Case Western Reserve University (My alma

Transformational learning with Kristin Barbour

On today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast, I’ll be interviewing guest Kristin Barbour about her work using transformational learning to help kids with disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.  We’ll discuss her background and interest in understanding human cognition and its ability

Living life on your terms with Kimanzi Constable

Are you living life on your terms, doing what you love to do?  If not, are you taking any steps to change what you’re doing?  Kimanzi Constable, today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast guest and author has been there.  He wasn’t

Asking “Why” with David Seto

Do you ask the question “Why”?  Why is something the way it is or why does something work the way it does?  We’ll discuss the importance of asking “why” and how it relates to learning with today’s Table Top Inventing

Lifelong Learning with Dr. Rachel Winston

Do you have a high school student at home?  Debby and I have a couple, and many conversations focus on future plans.  Today’s Table Top Inventing podcast guest, Dr. Rachel Winston is an expert on the subject of college planning.

Life Lessons and Innovation with Phil Drake

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder”?  What tools come to mind with that phrase? Maybe computers?   Phil Drake, today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast guest, had that thought too as he was looking for ways to automate

Entrepreneurial Spirit with Kirk Bowman

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?  Have you wondered how to instill that same spirit in your kids?  If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place with today’s Table Top Inventing podcast guest Kirk Bowman and I.  Pull

The ultimate quest with Ed Kless

Have you wondered what drives some people to stratospheric success while others slowly fade into mediocrity?  We explore the foundation of these two paths in today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast episode. What is the ultimate quest?  You’ll have to listen

Getting Hooked on STEM with Alma Ripley

Are you hooked on STEM?  We sure are at Table Top Inventing and so is today’s podcast guest, educator Alma Ripley.  Join us as Alma and I discuss the use of STEM, project based learning, and her involvement with the

Giving youth direction with author John Griffith

This week on the Table Top Inventing Podcast, I get to interview author and environment conservationist John Griffith.  We’ll discuss the importance of diversity, meaningful work, and his involvement with the California Conservation Corps.  John will tell us how the

Intrinsic learning with Caleb Simonyi-Gindele

Are you one of those people that just loves to learn?  I know I am and so is today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast guest Caleb Simonyi-Gindele.  Join us as we discuss formal versus experiential learning and how learning is intrinsic

The power of story and experience with Jody Maberry

Have you ever thought about why you try out buying from a business and end up becoming a regular customer?  Maybe you decided to purchase from them initially because you heard they had fast service or specialized in what you

Finding direction with Tom Friedhof

Do you have a passion or hobby that you turned into a profession? Join us for today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast episode with guest, Tom Friedhof.  Tom will tell us about how he discovered his love for coding and his

How to Grow Independent Thinkers with Dr. Yong Zhao

Have you ever fretted over how to encourage your child to think on their own–without needing to be told every single step?  Are you afraid your kids might end up in your basement after high school or college?  As a