By Bing Bang Co.
"Docendo discimus" is a Latin proverb that means "by teaching, we learn." That's the goal here at Betterism. We're all students, and we're all teachers. Join host Glen Binger as he sorts through life's unusual lessons from its unlikely spaces. Be better at whatever you're building.
#82: Tohm Bakelas, founder of Between Shadows Press
Glen and Tohm discuss creative parallels between writing and editing, the value of tight-knit community, and how to stay open-minded when it comes to criticism.
January 16, 2022
#81: Kerri Sullivan, writer & founder of Jersey Collective
Glen and Kerri explore the realms of writing, publishing, photography, and (of course) all things New Jersey.
January 02, 2022
#80: Dr. Matt Dorsey, chief scientist and formulator at Choq
Glen and Matt discuss the value of balance, finding the right supplements, and how to let research guide you.
December 19, 2021
#79: Merrick Tull-Johnson, founder of Arts Core
Glen and Merrick discuss building an art business, how to own your goals, and frameworking a system of hustle to do so.
December 05, 2021
#78: Adam Marafioti, founder of LifeBlud
Glen and Adam talk about the value of context, asking questions, and learning how to learn.
November 21, 2021
#77: CL Walters, author, teacher, and founder of Mixed Plate Press
Glen and Cami explore writing as a whole brain process, forming organic relationships, and embracing imposter syndrome.
November 14, 2021
#76: Three Things I Learned From Deadpool
We're experimenting with format here at Betterism! In this first solo episode, Glen takes a moment to reflect on some of the life lessons he's learned from Marvel's meta-fictional merc-with-a-mouth, Deadpool. Enjoy! This show is based off an article originally published on the Betterism blog in May 2018.
November 07, 2021
#75: Lee Matthew Goldberg, author and screenwriter
Glen and Lee explore the business of writing, authentic networking, and how to hustle like an artist.
October 31, 2021
#74: Alisha Bashaw, writer, therapist, and caller of all things kind
Glen and Alisha talk the strengths of kindness, writing as therapy, and finding peace in not knowing.
October 17, 2021
#73: Trish McDonald, author of Paper Bags
Glen and Trish explore writing across various genres, staying curious, and honing an ability to see things differently.
October 10, 2021
#72: Shane Neeley, of AI Writing for Creative Empowerment
Glen and Shane explore the world of artificial intelligence, its application in the arts, and how tools can shape the way we think. - - - GPT-3 playground: http://OpenAI.com --> sign up for beta access! AI21 Labs Studio: ai21.com/studio --> free for now! GPT-J open source program: http://6b.eleuther.ai
October 03, 2021
#71: Tyler Blendowski & Jared Scheininger, founders of Tropical Seas
Glen, Tyler, and Jared discuss building a small business, owning your goals, and success via trial & error. . . Check out the Tropical Seas shop for more!
September 26, 2021
#70: Aaron Carnes, founder of In Defense Of Ska
Glen and Aaron discuss the inclusivity of ska, its widely ignored influence on mainstream, and applying creativity across mediums. >>>> Check out the official In Defense Of Ska playlist, curated by Aaron himself.
August 15, 2021
#69: Alise Versella, poet of When Wolves Become Birds
Glen and Alise discuss meditative creativity, balancing karma, and poetry as a means to presence.
August 08, 2021
#68: The Wolf, actor, singer, poet and renaissance man
Glen and Wolf talk lifestyle shifts, creative mentalities, and how to get out of your own way.
August 01, 2021
#67: Josh Dale, writer, publisher, and planet walker
Glen and Josh explore hiking, lifelong learning, and advice for aspiring writers.
July 18, 2021
#66: The Everyday Bite, poet and performer
Glen and TJ talk quality vs. quantity, using identity as exploration, and how to manage criticism from all angles.
July 11, 2021
#65: Christina Beauchemin, author, speaker, trainer, and renaissance woman
Glen and Christina chat about spreading love, recognizing different life perspectives, and the art of reflection.
July 04, 2021
#64: Anne Poirier, author and leader of The Body Joyful Revolution
Glen and Anne explore self-awareness, embracing life's challenges, and the transformative power of our mind-body-spirit complex.
June 27, 2021
#63: Tracy Lamourie, founder and manager of Lamourie Media
Glen and Tracy take a deep dive into PR skillsets, building confidence, and how to put people first.
June 20, 2021
#62: Carla Cherry, poet of Stardust and Skin
Glen and Carla discuss the art of poetry, soul-searching, and learning from success & failure.
June 13, 2021
#61: Luke Young, writer, bartender, and factotum
Glen and Luke talk about knowing your audience, writing with life experience, and how to stay open-minded.
June 06, 2021
#60: Dara Kalima, author and community poet
Glen and Dara discuss various writing practice, time & growth management, and how to wear many different hats.
May 30, 2021
#59: Yasmine Brown, poet and author
Glen and Yasmine chat publishing vs. self publishing, writing inspirations, and bettering one's process.
May 23, 2021
#58: David Paris, champion dancer, author, and COVID survivor
Glen and David chat learning lifestyles, surviving COVID, and the differences between purpose and passion.
May 16, 2021
#57: Michel Antoine, author, dancer, and mental health counselor
Glen and Michel discuss the therapies of various writing practices, maintaining self-awareness, and how to balance professional & personal life.
May 09, 2021
#56: Kathy Curto, writer, professor, and teaching artist
Glen and Kathy talk about balancing professional & personal life, being a literary citizen, and engaging learners in this digital landscape.
May 02, 2021
#55: Casey Cavaliere, musician, producer, and engineer
Glen and Casey explore the creative process, practicing failure, and owning your own trash.
April 25, 2021
#54: Eva Lantsoght, professor and creator of PhD Talk
Glen and Eva chat about intuition, defending a PhD, and the learning process across all ages.
April 18, 2021
#53: Nichole Kolman, guru of the 5D dating world
Glen and Nichole explore dating, reading frequencies, and building relationships in the realm of 5D rather than 3D. >>>> FRIENDS: Nichole has been kind enough to run a discount on her services to further support the wisdom and advice from this incredible episode. Mention "Betterism" at checkout on Nichole's website for your promotional credit and learn how to harness your inner guru.
April 11, 2021
#52: Nate Rifkin, author
Glen and Nate discuss spirituality, the science of meditation, and learning from one's rock-bottom moments.
April 04, 2021
#51: Laura Lisowski, listener, curiosity chaser, and helper
Glen and Laura discuss selflessness, traveling to learn, and growth via connecting one's own puzzle pieces.
March 28, 2021
#50: Painted Young, NJ pop-punk trio
Glen, Chris, Bailey, and Ray discuss the band's formation, performing live pre/post COVID, and the art of recording a new album.
March 21, 2021
#49: Jay Alders, artist
Glen and Jay explore various creative realms, spirituality, and the immense value of thinking about your own thinking. . . . [artist photo by Sean Davey]
March 14, 2021
#48: Owen Sammarone, founder of Unleash The Knowledge
Glen and Owen discuss building a brand, what progress looks like, and the paradigm shift in education.
March 07, 2021
#47: Joanna Valente, writer, artist, and editor
Glen and Joanna discuss self care, reading/writing with different lenses, and how social media affects our art.
February 28, 2021
#46: Asia Laviolette, speech language pathologist and alternative parenting coach
Glen and Asia discuss alternative parenting framework, elimination communication, and the learning mindset.
February 21, 2021
#45: Thom Young, writer and poet
Glen and Thom talk through benefits of criticism, writing lifestyles, and holding artistic integrity.
February 14, 2021
#44: Marc Sheinbaum, author and retired business executive
Glen and Marc explore the learning process, managing career pivots, and what it takes to write a novel.
February 07, 2021
#43: Tonii, author and entreprepoet
Glen and Tonii explore workshop writing, the publishing industry, and how to framework experience before finding success.
January 31, 2021
#42: Scott Laudati, author of Play The Devil
Glen and Scott discuss the publishing industry, revisiting old work, and how social media has affected art.
January 24, 2021
#41: Elizabeth B. Splaine, writer and spreader of light
Glen and Elizabeth chat spreading light, learning vs. teaching, and creative cross over between artistic mediums.
January 17, 2021
#40: Steve Zmijewski, co-founder of Two Key Customs
Glen and Steve discuss creative collaboration, gratitude, and the value of building community.
January 10, 2021
#39: David Volpe, writer and author
Glen and Dave talk writing processes, unlearning, and the benefits of meditation.
January 03, 2021
#38: Traum Diggs & Mickey Hess, hosts of A Guest In The House
Glen, Traum, and Mickey talk podcasting, unlearning, and how to approach conversation about race & culture.
December 20, 2020
#37: Sarah Rhea Werner, writer and podcaster
Glen and Sarah discuss podcasting strategies, experimental mindsets, and managing a creative business.
December 13, 2020
#36: Matt Hutson, founder of Bookmattic
Glen and Matt discuss reading habits, how to learn better, and the value of intentional reflection.
December 06, 2020
#35: Corey McComb, writer
Glen and Corey explore the boundaries of productivity, human purpose, and the writing process.
November 29, 2020
#34: Julian "J.Mitchell" Estremera, artist and new dad
Glen and Julian discuss dad life, spreading positivity, and finding purpose as an artist.
November 22, 2020
#33: Alicia Cook, poet
Glen and Alicia explore the art of poetry, mental health, and how to navigate authenticity.
November 15, 2020
#32: Poor Bjorn, creator of Book Lab
Glen and Bjorn take a deep dive into reading life, creating online content, and the art of experimentation.
November 08, 2020
#31: Spizzy Spose, rapper, muscian, and entrepreneur
Glen and Spose discuss creative identity, art as business, and experimenting across mediums.
November 01, 2020
#30: Lauren Patterson (L7), poet of Lost Voices
Glen and Lauren explore poetic reflection, creative experimentation, and emotional input vs. output.
October 25, 2020
#29: Michael J. Seidlinger, writer
Glen and Michael discuss creative self-awareness, growth beyond labels, and the long-term value of appreciating little things.
October 18, 2020
#28: Hosho McCreesh, writer, painter, and drunk poet
Glen and Hosho explore creative confidence, self-publishing, and the value of defining one's success. --- Hosho & Betterism teamed up to give away 2 free copies of his audiobook A DEEP & GORGEOUS THIRST here: https://authors-direct.com/redeem/. Get one before they're gone! promo code: TQYB3BQYC promo code: 7B3HAHXPC
October 11, 2020
#27: Cassandra Boom & Lucy Barnes, hosts of Illuminating Taboo
Glen, Lucy, and Cassandra explore civil discourse, cognitive dissonance, and how to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.
October 04, 2020
#26: Shifra Malka, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning communicator
Glen and Shifra cover the art of storytelling, self-employment, and what it means to matter.
September 27, 2020
#25: Ben Tanzer, author, educator, and storyteller
Glen and Ben discuss academic paradigm shifts, writing to grow, and the value of failure.
September 20, 2020
#24: Patrick Moore, poet, musician, and collage artist
Glen and Patrick discuss writing life, feedback & criticism, and how to maintain constant progress.
September 13, 2020
#23: Martin Appleby, editor of Paper & Ink Literary Zine
Glen and Martin talk about making zines, literary life, and the influence of punk on art.
September 06, 2020
#22: Mike Forgie, amateur professional
Glen and Mike discuss mutual respect, learning self-awareness, and optimal growth among various lifestyles.
August 30, 2020
#21: Mateen Manek, filmmaker and founder of The Curious Society
Glen and Manteen discuss storytelling, artistic growth, and creativity across mediums.
August 23, 2020
#20: Aqeel Parvez, poet
Glen and Aqeel chat about creative lifestyles, individualism, and the social media dos & don'ts.
August 16, 2020
#19: Lisa Trainor, chronic illness writer and founder/editor of The SpoonFULL Society
Glen and Lisa chat about health, blogging, and living a balanced lifestyle.
August 09, 2020
#18: Brian O'Connell, IoT executive and curious guy
Glen and Brian discuss the learning life, punk culture, and how COVID has been affecting worldwide economy.
August 02, 2020
#17: Allison Binger, teacher and creator of DiY Paradise
Glen and his wife Allison talk about operating a unique small business, teacher life, and learning how to learn.
July 26, 2020
#16: James Wallace Birch, author
Glen and James discuss metafiction, writing in first/third person POV, and the value of criticism in art.
July 19, 2020
#15: Tohm Bakelas, writer and poet
Glen and Tohm discuss parenting with tech, artistic evolution, and critical thinking as experience.
July 12, 2020
#14: Owen Sammarone, creator of Unleash The Knowledge
Glen and Owen talk open-mindedness, intellectual growth, and building a digital community.
July 05, 2020
#13: Josh Dale, writer and editor of Thirty West Publishing House
Glen and Josh discuss writing retreats, the balance between writing and editing, and maintaining steady growth.
June 28, 2020
#12: Steve Zmijewski, poet and artist
Glen and Steve discuss creative self-awareness, artistic labels, and positive impact.
June 21, 2020
#11: Arthur J. Willhelm, writer
Glen and Arthur chat about the value of taking breaks and maintaining creative motivation through societal shifts without ignoring the greater good.
June 14, 2020
#10: Ray McGirr, musician, coach, and entrepreneur
Glen and Ray talk crossover skill sets between ice hockey, music, and teamwork.
June 07, 2020
#9: Merrick Tull-Johnson, author and screenwriter
Glen and Merrick discuss project management, spiritual growth, and balancing progress with life's various responsibilities.
May 31, 2020
#8: Fred Charles & Annie James Thomas, editors of Loud Coffee Press
Glen, Fred, and Annie chat about the separations between editing life and writing life and what it takes to build a successful side project.
May 24, 2020
#7: Scott Laudati, author
Glen and Scott talk experiential growth, staying true to craft, and the evolution of blogging to publishing.
May 17, 2020
#6: Lea Lumi'ere, artist and poet
Glen and Lea discuss poetry's true power, mindful contribution during global crisis, and harnessing creative experimentation.
May 11, 2020
#5: The Everyday Bite, poet and spoken word artist
Glen and TJ breakdown the creative process, spoken word performance, and the value of self-reflection.
May 02, 2020
#4: Julian Estremera (J. Mitchell), artist, gallerist, and visionary
Glen and Julian cover everything from working Wall Street to the creative's hustle and how some simple mindfulness leads to better success.
April 25, 2020
#3: Eric Keegan, curator of Diorama Books
Glen and Eric talk reading life, writing life, and how to keep an open mind as an indie artist this day and age.
April 19, 2020
#2: Joseph A. Federico, CEO and founder of Anchors To Dusk Publishing
Glen and Joe explore the world of authentic small business marketing and what it takes to turn failures into success.
April 19, 2020
#1: Craig Atkinson, founder of Five O'Clock Zines
Glen and Craig take a deep dive into zine culture, literary pursuit in the 21st century, and what we can learn from the legend, Aaron Cometbus.
April 19, 2020