Best Of The Art of Charm Podcast (So Far)

Upgrade your Social and Relationship-building Skills, your Business Savvy and your Lifestyle. And do it all for Free. With over 400 episodes and 400+ hours of content, The Art of Charm Podcast can be pretty overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. This page contains some of our favorite episodes, divided among recent favorites, the most educational “toolbox” series, and some other classic and fun interviews. You can start at any point on this page, so feel free to jump around! If you like what you hear, subscribe! Click to “one click subscribe” in iTunes, or download the episodes right from this page. Are you a poweruser? Check out our RSS feed. or Get The Podcast-only Audio Feed So without further ado, enjoy The Art of Charm Podcast! (…or, learn more about us here)

Recent Hits

Episode #407: Dan Millman | Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Today the words New Age, spirituality and personal growth have been overused and even bastardized by so-called gurus with personal agendas and self-interests. But our guest for episode 407 was the first to author a book in the New Age category; he was there long before the tricksters, hucksters and “gurus” made a mockery of the industry.

Dan Millman is the best-selling author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior and 17 other books. Today he joins us to talk about what prompted his first book, whether you need to travel to grow as a person and what we can learn and apply to live the peaceful warrior’s way.

Episode #405: Adam Nesrallah | What Spies Teach Us About Reading People

For the majority of us misreading a social situation or someone’s communication is simply embarrassing or humbling, nothing more. But for Adam Nesrallah, a former Canadian spy, missing a social cue was a potential life-threatening experience.

Adam joins us on this episode to talk about why there are no shortcuts to being a great communicator, how to read between the lines of what people are saying and what spies teach us about reading people.

Episode #401: Todd Herman | The Power of Negative Thinking

The power of positive thinking has become mega-popular lately. But is that what really separates the high performers from everyone else – their ability to think positively? Not according to Todd Herman, our guest for this episode.

Todd is a high performance coach who works with elite athletes, CEOs and entrepreneurs. He joins us to talk about the power of negative thinking, why alter egos are vital to your success and how to do negative prep today on the 401st episode of The Art of Charm.

Episode #399: Ramit Sethi | Cold Truths About Networking and Success

Do you think a powerful network comes first or success then the network? This chicken-or-egg type question gets answered today by one of the most connected and powerful men in the online world, Ramit Sethi.

Ramit is the man behind the brand I Will Teach You to Be Rich. Today we talk about how he overcame being socially awkward, the hard truth Guy Kawasaki once said to him and some straightforward advice on how to engage in powerful networking from scratch. Listen in for all of that and more on episode 399 of The Art of Charm.

Episode #398: Michelle Lederman | The Laws of Likability

Networking and relationships are the building blocks of a successful life. It’s a point we drive home on many of our shows, but how do we do it authentically? How do we create connection through clarity and confidence?

Our guest for today’s show has the answers to all of those questions! Michelle Lederman is an author, speaker, coach and self-professed recovering CPA who writes and speaks on the topics of clarity, confidence, connection and likability. Listen in for all of that and more on episode 398 of The Art of Charm.

Episode #395: Olivia Fox Cabane | The Science of Creativity and Genius

Have you ever had a eureka moment? A split second flash of genius? Whether you have or not, there’s now a way to create that experience on demand. And here to tell us more is Olivia Fox Cabane.

Olivia is the author of The Charisma Myth and joins us to discuss the fascinating science of creativity and genius on today’s show. Listen in for all of that and more on episode 395 of The Art of Charm.

Episode #393: Alex Kouts | The Art of Public Speaking

Supposedly human beings fear public speaking more than anything, including death! Our guest for today says there’s sociological and scientific reasoning for that fear, he also explains what it is and how we can overcome it.

Alex Kouts, a former guest of The Art of Charm, returns to talk about how public speaking impacts our communication. He also shares how public speaking can improve our communication and make a difference in our lives, even if we aren’t giving a speech or presentation. Listen in for all of that and more on episode 393 of The Art of Charm.

Episode #392: Simon Sinek | Start With Why

Far too many of us go to jobs we don’t love today. Have you ever wondered if there’s a cost to doing so? Or if there really is a way to enjoy, even love, the work we do every day? Our guest for today’s show yes to both questions.

Simon Sinek, best-selling author, visionary and speaker, joins us to talk about how to start with why, how to be a leader no matter your title, and how to find fulfillment in every area of your life. Listen in for all of that and more on episode 392 of The Art of Charm.

Episode #390: Nev Medhora | How to Crash Parties and Grow Your Network

Did you watch Wedding Crashers and think it looked like fun? Our guest for today’s show has mastered how to crash parties, but he did it to get ahead in life.

Nev Medhora is a copywriting expert and online marketer who grew his network by mingling with rich, connected people he met at parties he crashed. Listen in to find out how to expertly crash parties and grow your network too. All of that and more on episode 390 of The Art of Charm.

Episode #388: Gretchen Rubin | Mastering Happiness

If you’ve tried to change habits in the past but haven’t succeeded you’ll want to hear what today’s guest has to say on the matter. Gretchen Rubin is the three-time best-selling author who has made a study of happiness and habits.

We talk about her books, including her book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Everyday Life, and the finer points of habit-formation and happiness  on episode 388 of The Art of Charm.

Episode #378: Chalene Johnson | Push: The Real Way to Set and Achieve Goals

All of us have set goals, gotten pumped up to achieve them only for that enthusiasm to fade and those goals to go unreached. Many of us have repeated this pattern over and over again with the same result.

What if all along what we’ve been taught about setting and achieving goals has been wrong? Our guest for today’s episode, Chalene Johnson, says there is one key step no one else talks about. Her book Push is about that very subject: the missing yet crucial step to setting and achieve goals. We dive into that and more on this episode of The Art of Charm.

Episode #363: Dr. Chris Ryan | Sex At Dawn


Monogamy is what we’ve all been told is the norm for human sexual relationships. But is that the truth or are we happiest in open relationships? What role does biology play in our preferences? And do women really desire as many sexual partners as men do?

Here to discuss the answers to all of those fascinating questions, and much more is Dr. Chris Ryan. Dr. Ryan holds a PhD in psychology and has co-authored the book Sex At Dawn. He’ll tell us all about that and so much more on episode 363 of The Art of Charm.

Episode #359: Marsha Shandur | Saying Yes to Networking

Do you like networking or is it just a necessary evil only to be done when absolutely necessary? Whether you like it, hate it or think you’re terrible at it, our guest for today’s show will have advice, suggestions and tools you can put to good use immediately.

Marsha Shandur is a networking expert and coach who helps people enjoy networking, and become very good at it. On today’s episode we talk about why networking can be and really is fun, when you approach it the right away. We also discuss how to get over your fear of striking up conversations at events, how to properly follow up after an event for maximum impact, and how to create long-lasting connections that become solid relationships over time. All of that and much more on episode 359 of The Art of Charm.

Episode #350: Steve Sisler | How to Read People

Beyond any degree, any certification, any technical skill set, the most important factor in how far you go in your career, and every area of life is how well you connect with people. On The Art of Charm we’ve highlighted people and studies that prove this, and today we’re joined by a guest who is considered one of the best at this art.

On today’s show is Steve Sisler, behavioral analyst. But he’s not just any behavioral analyst, he’s been called a people reading savant! And when you hear him on episode 350, you’ll know why. We cover how he does what he does, tips he has for you on how to read people, and so much more on today’s edition of The Art of Charm.

Episode #330: Peter Sage, Why Certainty Is A Myth

Most people in the world are living with situations and experiences that don’t serve them, all for the sake of certainty. Perhaps they even know what they’re doing, but they don’t change. Why? Because living with certainty (even if it means being unhappy) is easier for most of us than living with uncertainty.

Here to explain why this is human nature and how we can break free from it to live healthier and more fulfilling lives is Peter Sage. Peter is a highly accomplished serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker and extreme athlete. Today he joins us to talk about why certainty isn’t real, and how applying that knowledge can shift our mindset, our relationships and our entire lives ..and so much more on the 330th episode of The Art of Charm.

Episode #326: Alex Kouts, The Art of Negotiating

What would you think of someone who asked for a raise at their job 7 times in 2 years? Would you think they were nuts or would you think they might have some suggestions you can learn from about negotiating?

If you said the latter, today’s show is for you. Alex Kouts is here to talk the art of negotiating. His background includes starting out in business development, which means he was basically a professional negotiator for his company. He shares with us a ton of practical tips on how to ask for what we want in any setting from a job offer to buying a mattress and what tools we have available right now to get started. Listen in for all of that and more on this edition of The Art of Charm.

Episode #309: Adam Gilbert, The Psychology of Change

Have you ever tried to lose weight, stop drinking, start a business and a new exercise program at the same time? Did you fail and wonder why? Health and fitness psychology expert, Adam Gilbert, would say you took on too much at one time.

There’s a psychology to making changes that last and Adam is here to give us the golden nuggets on that very topic. Join us for episode 309 as we talk about the psychology of weight loss, why you sabotage yourself and others do too, why discomfort is the perfect compass and the most common roadblocks he sees with his clients.

Episode #302:Arel Moodie, The Art of Likability

Arel Moodie is a true rags to riches story. He climbed his way out of the projects in Brooklyn to become a keynote speaker at the White House, a millionaire and one of Inc Magazine’s 30 Under 30. He’s also contributed to Forbes, and delivered a TedX talk. All on the subject of likability.

He joins The Art of Charm today to share with us what likability is, why it had such an impact on his upward mobility from the projects in Brooklyn and how to cultivate and authentically apply it in your personal and professional life.

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