[Episode Note: The audio quality on this recording was not good (because we were sitting in a big echo-y, noisy brewery. Sorry about that. But, I LOVE the episode and I LOVE that Mark was willing to get into this conversation with me. Enjoy!]
by Matt Mattson
Thanks for listening to Episode 7 of The People People Podcast!
You're one of us, aren't you? You're a people person. But you get that being a “people person” isn’t just about being chatty and smiley and super-duper nice, it’s about transforming the world through relationships. You're one of those people who understands that HUMAN CONNECTION is the key to everything. You're one of those people who understands that humans are social animals, and we're all deeply longing for real, meaningful, deep-spirited connection in all aspects of our life. You're one of those people who understands that the secret to creating the world you want is found in your ability to connect. You're one of us. We are people people. And you found our show.
Here’s the story of this episode. Early on in the “dreaming phase” of this podcast, I saw on Instagram that my friend Mark was starting a beer blog (follow @thebeerdedlad). I like beer. And Mark and I knew each other a little through professional conferences, but we certainly weren’t close buddies or anything.
So I DM’d him. I said, “I’ve got an idea. You and I go to some breweries that I know of together… we’ll drink beer, have conversations about beer (and conversations about how men drink beer together to seek connection), and we’ll record it. It’ll give you some content and me some content. We’ll see what happens.”
Mark was in!
So, we met at Living The Dream brewery in Highlands Ranch, Colorado (and later went over to Grist brewery). We ended up having a wonderful conversation (that you get to listen into) about life, the beer scene, the beers we were drinking, and human connection.
It’s worth mentioning how awesome the people at Living The Dream were. I showed up before Mark and asked a bartender if there was any space that was quieter. While the recording doesn’t exactly reflect how much better the space that we found was, the LTD people let us into their private event room, gave us stickers out of kindness, and then comp’d our beer flights. Seriously, so kind. They were so Socially Excellent.
Enjoy the episode!