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Human Hope with Carlos Whittaker

English, Personal stories, 69 seasons, 165 episodes, 5 days, 22 hours, 40 minutes
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In a time where humanity is desperate to find hope, Carlos leads us in conversations that bring us just that. From fun discussions about everyday joy to polarizing and challenging topics, Carlos shows even the most calloused heart that there is still hope in humanity. For more on Carlos and his books visit CarlosWhittaker.com.
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Episode 21: Father Of The Bride Pt. 3 - Talking (And CRYING) Through My Daughter’s Wedding With The Women In My Life

Join me, Heather, Seanna, and Sohaila (and our friend Jacinda!) as we work through some BIG feelings about the wedding in 4 days. What’s it like to be the father of the bride, the mother of the bride, the sister of the bride, and the bride herself? Listen and find out. This is raw and authentic. With lots of tears. And there are nuggets that come out of this that I think are applicable to every season of life.  This might be the most memorable conversation I have with my daughter Sohaila. (And the other girls in my life!!) . . . . . Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://app.e2ma.net/app2/audience/signup/1987227/1965424/ Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. CLARITIN: Go to claritin.com for a discount so you can Live Claritin Clear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202433 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 20: Father Of The Bride Pt. 2 - Wedding Countdown, Update On My Parents, & Why It's Okay To Feel All The FEELS When Seasons Change

Wow! Talk about wedding brain… At the time of recording this, we’re about to head to Jackson Hole, WY for my first-born daughter’s WEDDING. I feel different about my daughter getting married HOURLY, so I’m talking through that with you. I’ve been putting together a video for her that has just been reminding me of how far we've come and what an honor it has been to raise her.  And there’s a little update about my parents in here too… . . . . . Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://app.e2ma.net/app2/audience/signup/1987227/1965424/ Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . AIR DOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! SHOPIFY: Go to shopify.com/humanhope to take your business to the next level today. CLARITIN: Go to claritin.com for a discount so you can Live Claritin Clear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202417 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 19: Father Of The Bride Pt. 1: Tips For Building Your Parent-Daughter Relationship, Wedding Talk, & The Bride Herself - Sohaila Whittaker

Welcome to the first FATHER OF THE BRIDE episode! We are less than 20 DAYS away from marrying off my FIRST-BORN daughter. Y’all… We talk about our feelings as the day approaches, the father-daughter dance, the ceremony, the details, and MORE. If you have young daughters, I hope this gives you a helpful perspective as they grow up.  Plus, I give you a few tips on how to build a close relationship with your daughter(s) and STAY CLOSE as they get older.  . . . . . Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://app.e2ma.net/app2/audience/signup/1987227/1965424/ Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . BETTER HELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self with 10% off your first month. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now with a $75 sponsored job credit. AQUATRU: Get 20% off any AquaTru purifier! Visit aquatru.com/HUMANHOPE and use the code HUMANHOPE at checkout. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202436 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 18: Talking About Some Of The Most Impactful Music That’s EVER Been Released With Brett Younker And Kristian Stanfill From Passion Music

This is a very special episode for me. I go WAY BACK in my feels as I talk with some old friends. Kristian Stanfill and Brett Younker from Passion Music join me on this episode to talk through the history, power, and trajectory of Passion.  Passion Music deeply shaped my life as a worship leader (back when I was young and hip). We’re digging into the vaults today and get into our feels reflecting on some of the most FORMATIVE songs of my faith.  The wisdom and reverence these guys bring to the conversation is something you don’t want to miss! . . . . . Listen to Passion’s new album Call on Heaven here: https://passionmusic.com/  Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://app.e2ma.net/app2/audience/signup/1987227/1965424/ Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . SHOPIFY: Go to shopify.com/humanhope to take your business to the next level today. CLARITIN: Go to claritin.com for a discount so you can Live Claritin Clear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202439 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 17: One Of My OLDEST Friends: Pastor Matt Brown Talks Carlos 1.0, Being Young Leaders, And MIRACLES

We are rewinding time with this episode. Matt Brown knew me before most.  We’re talking about a season of my life that most people don’t even know EXISTED. That’s right. I used to be a worship leader / Christian music artist. And it all started at Sandals Church under the leadership of Matt Brown. Over 20 years later, and he’s still there! Matt saw me through high highs and low lows. And he and Sandals are a major part of who I am and what I do today. We’re talking about young Carlos and Matt, our dads, trusting the church again, and Matt’s insight into life with God now.  . . . . . Get a copy of Matt's book A Book Called You here: https://amzn.to/44hzKXS Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. AIR DOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! FACTOR: Go to FactorMeals.com/CARLOS50 and use code CARLOS50 to receive 50% off! NOTES CANDLE: Get 15% off and free shipping on a custom starter kit at notescandle.com/Carlos with code CARLOS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202456 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 16: My Wife Heather And Her Closest Friends Share Marriage And Parenting WISDOM That You Don’t Want To Miss

My daughter is getting married, and we are in the THROWS of wedding season.  She had a bridal shower this week, and it was so beautiful to see her surrounded by so many women who have been walking with us for literal DECADES through marriage and parenting and now having adult children who are getting married in 5 weeks! So, I asked them two questions: If you could go back 20 years and talk to yourself as you enter this journey of marriage and parenthood, what would you say? If you could give Brady and Sohaila one piece of wisdom, what would it be? Whether you’re thinking about becoming a parent or you’ve been doing it for 20 years, there’s something in here for you. . . . . . Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . AIR DOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE LMNT: Go to DrinkLMNT.com/CarlosWhittaker to get a free sample pack with your purchase! SHOPIFY: Go to shopify.com/carlos to take your business to the next level today. NOTES CANDLE: Get 15% off and free shipping on a custom starter kit at notescandle.com/Carlos with code CARLOS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202457 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 15: How Do You Still Go To Church When You’re Not Sure How To Put Trust In Those People Again?

This episode is for YOU. Not everyone who is listening at once. Just you.  You know that I go to church, and I love my church. But you also know that I’m not shy about speaking out about how the church has had many missteps over the years. So what do you do when you’ve been hurt by the church but you still want to be part of it? I unpack part of my journey when it came to reevaluating church, and I hope it guides you through some thoughts and questions to ask yourself as you consider re-entering the church as well.  This process doesn't need to feel hopeless. . . . . . Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . BETTER HELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self. ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE AIR DOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. NOTES CANDLE: Get 15% off and free shipping on a custom starter kit at notescandle.com/Carlos with code CARLOS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202444 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 14: My Son Losiah Talks About TURNING 18, Parenting Teens, & So Much More!!!!!!

The baby of our family is transitioning into adulthood, and I have so many THOUGHTS!! Losiah and I sit down and talk about what we've been through and what's next. My son brings the WISDOM, so grab your pencils because you’re going to want to take notes.  I hope this conversation helps you see your kids differently and maybe prompts some good questions to ask as you walk through parenting your teens. . . . . . Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . SHOPIFY: Go to shopify.com/humanhope to take your business to the next level today. LMNT: Go to LMNT.com/CarlosWhittaker to get a free sample pack with your purchase! HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE AIR DOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! NOTES CANDLE: Get 15% off and free shipping on a custom starter kit at notescandle.com/Carlos with code CARLOS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20241 hour, 40 seconds
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Episode 13: The CREATOR of “Don’t Stand On Issues, Walk With People” … My Friend Mike Ashcraft

This is an episode I’ve been looking forward to for a LONG time.  My great friend and the creator of the statement that has changed my life and many others… Mike Ashcraft is in the house! Mike dives into what it really means to not stand on issues and walk with people. Plus we talk about what it’s like to build and lead a church AND taking care of aging parents. Get ready for some deep WISDOM and quite possibly to have a new favorite pastor! . . . . . Find Mike Ashcraft on Instagram here: instagram.com/mikeashcraft/   Get a copy of To Be Concluded here: https://amzn.to/4a955Ou Get a copy of My One Word here: https://amzn.to/3VsU0mS  Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . AIR DOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. BETTER HELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self. FACTOR: Go to FactorMeals.com/CARLOS50 and use code CARLOS50 to receive 50% off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202443 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 12: The Art Of Resilience - Tips For When Life Isn't Playing Nice

If it feels like you just can’t catch a break in life, this episode is for you. Today we’re acknowledging the fact that sometimes life just sucks. And it’s okay to admit that! But how do we not get stuck there? I’m sharing what I love to do in those tough seasons… praying promises, feeling the feelings, celebrating the small wins, and so much MORE! Resilience isn't about never falling down. And it isn't even about standing up all the way again. It's about the next best thing you can do. . . . . . Listen to The Effects of Doom Scrolling here! . . . . . Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . WEAR WE ARE: Listen and subscribe to Wear We Are here: https://tinyurl.com/WearWeArePodcast LMNT: Go to LMNT.com/CarlosWhittaker to get a free sample pack with your purchase! AIR DOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! SHOPIFY: Go to shopify.com/humanhope to take your business to the next level today. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202428 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 11: Overcoming Your Fear Of Sharing Your Work With The World

Have you ever created something that you’re really proud of, but when it comes time to share it with the world, you don’t feel like it’s good enough? Or maybe even that you’re not good enough?  Let me tell you something: no matter how many books I’ve written or talks I’ve done or videos I’ve shared, I fear self-promotion.  I’m fearful of what people think of the work itself, but I’m also fearful of what people think of me.  On this episode we’re tackling that fear.  . . . . . Purchase your copy of my NEW book, Get Your Hopes Up: 90 Devotions + True Stories for Young World Changers HERE: https://www.carloswhittaker.com/get-your-hopes-up Fill out this form to receive video resources and a discussion guide for Get Your Hopes Up HERE: https://www.carloswhittaker.com/pre-order-get-your-hopes Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . BETTER HELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self. ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE . INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. AIR DOCTOR: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE NOTES CANDLE: Get 15% off and free shipping on a custom starter kit at notescandle.com/Carlos with code CARLOS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202434 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 10: Your Questions On Israel & Palestine Answered w/ Todd Deatherage

I LITERALLY had to hold myself back from saying “oh, that’s good!” every ten seconds during this conversation because it is just SO GOOD. Todd Deatherage from the Telos Group is back again to answer YOUR questions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Todd’s ability to speak to people from all different points of view is incredible. He brings a nuanced and level-headed voice to this highly emotional topic. And he offers hope amidst a seemingly hopeless conflict.  . . . . . I want to hear from you! Please take 5 minutes to fill out this survey that will help me produce the best podcast for you!! https://bit.ly/428x0Lg Listen to my first conversation with Todd here: Is Peace Possible Between Israel & Palestine? Learn more about The Telos Group here: telosgroup.org Download The Principles and Practices of Peacemaking here. . . . . . Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . AQUATRU: Get 20% off any AquaTru purifier! Visit aquatru.com/HUMANHOPE and use the code HUMANHOPE at checkout. SHOPIFY: Go to shopify.com/humanhope to take your business to the next level today. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE NOTES CANDLES: Get 15% off and free shipping on a custom starter kit at notescandle.com/Carlos with code CARLOS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202452 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 9: YOUR Questions & My Thoughts: Everything From Church Culture To Pickleball

It’s been a heavy couple of weeks, so this week I asked YOU what you wanted me to talk about. There were so many great ideas that I couldn’t pick just one. So today is a smorgasbord of thoughts based on your submissions!  I talk about... How to “faith” again when Christian spaces feel hard Whatever happened to the ASL goal? What did I think my life NOW would look like 20 years ago? Robbin School Why pickleball is the BEST My family's experience with eating disorders What happened when I disappeared from social media 2 years ago And how I handle being in the sandwich generation, taking care of my kids and parents at the same time We cover A LOT!!! As always, thanks for listening! . . . . . Buy Walking with God by John Eldredge here. Start learning ASL with Lingvano here. Watch my video on Robbin School here. . . . . . Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . FACTOR: Go to FactorMeals.com/CARLOS50 and use code CARLOS50 to receive 50% off! AIRDOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! NOTES CANDLES: Get 15% off and free shipping on a custom starter kit at notescandle.com/Carlos with code CARLOS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202440 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 8: Is PEACE Possible Between Israel And Palestine?? w/ Todd Deatherage

This is a conversation I’ve been wanting to have for a long time, and I'm grateful to be joined by someone who has been working with Israelis and Palestinians long before October 7th. Todd Deatherage is the co-founder of The Telos Group, an organization dedicated to seeking the freedom, security, and dignity of every human being in the Holy Land. We talk about why this conflict can feel hard to address, historical trauma among the people groups, the role of America(ns), how to be a peacemaker, what you can do to help, and so much more! This conversation is educational, hopeful, and activating! . . . . . Learn more about The Telos Group here: telosgroup.org Download The Principles and Practices of Peacemaking here. . . . . . I want to hear from you! Fill out this survey and tell me your thoughts! Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . SHOPIFY: Go to shopify.com/humanhope to take your business to the next level today. AIRDOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202456 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 7: Kansas City - Mass Shootings Will End EVENTUALLY? Right???

Yesterday, we witnessed yet another mass shooting in America... This time, on the anniversary of another mass shooting. The Parkland High School mass shooting. They can no longer have their days to mourn. They have to share days.  I think I speak for the majority of Americans when I say that I wonder if we have become desensitized and if we actually will ever do anything. Or have we given up? Accepting this as our new normal. And I can exchange "we" for "me" cause I found myself today, desensitized to 21 people being shot at a Superbowl parade. It almost felt like just another news story... Until I put up a question box asking the Kansas City Instafamilia how they were doing... Their answers were sobering.  This isn't an episode with answers... But I hope it is filled with the right questions. I recorded this live on Instagram, so it's a little different but I think it works. Visit https://safertn.org/ for info on how TN is coming together from both sides of the aisle to stop this now... . . . . . I want to hear from you! Fill out this survey and tell me your thoughts! Purchase your copy of my book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . BETTERHELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self. NOTES CANDLES: Get 15% off and free shipping on a custom starter kit at notescandle.com/Carlos with code CARLOS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202433 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 6: Catching Up With Carlos & Heather

Everyone’s favorite guest is joining me today: my wife HEATHER!  We talk about why Heather left Instagram, what it’s like having my parents across the street, how I’m feeling about my dad’s dementia, our kids growing up, and all the change that’s happening in our family. We laugh, we cry, and we wouldn't change anything about this crazy, FULL season of life we’re in! . . . . . Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE SHOPIFY: Go to shopify.com/humanhope to take your business to the next level today. AQUATRU: Get 20% off any AquaTru purifier! Visit aquatru.com/HUMANHOPE and use the code HUMANHOPE at checkout. NOTES CANDLES: Get 15% off and free shipping on a custom starter kit at notescandle.com/Carlos with code CARLOS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202443 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 5: Taylor Swift Controversy - Carlos' Version

I’ve talked about a lot of controversial things on Instagram, but I don’t know if I have EVER gotten the kind of reaction that I got from my Taylor Swift reel this week.  When I tell you that comment section is a dumpster fire, I mean it! So I wanted to dig a little deeper into why this feels like such a big deal.  This episode is part commentary, part introspection, and part warning of the underlying toxicity of this controversy. . . . . . NOTES CANDLES: Get 15% off and free shipping on a custom starter kit at notescandle.com/Carlos with code CARLOS . . . . . Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202434 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 4: The Mom Of A Covenant School Shooting Victim, A Woman Who Lost A Father And Son To Suicide By Firearms, And A Policy Maker With A Vision For A Safer World

Today we are courageously joined by Katy Dieckhaus, who lost her daughter Evelyn in the Covenant School Shooting in Nashville in 2023, and Annette Lake, who lost both her father Kenny and son Terrance to suicide by firearm less than a year apart in the early 2000s. They’re sharing their stories with you. We are also joined by Erin Rogus, who is walking with people like Katy and Annette to fight for change. Erin is the policy director for Voices For A Safer Tennessee, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide coalition dedicated to prioritizing firearm safety and advocating for common sense gun laws to make communities across Tennessee safer for all of us. Listening to stories like Katy's and Annette's is how we practice walking with people and not standing on issues. These women’s stories will change you— maybe not your opinion, and that’s okay— but they will change your heart if you let them.  Submit your questions for next week's episode on Spotify, in my question box on Instagram, or email them to [email protected]. . . . . . Learn more about Voices for a Safer Tennessee (Safer TN) that Katy and Erin are a part of at: https://safertn.org/ Join the Safer TN Coalition: https://safertn.org/join-the-coalition/ Donate to Safer TN: https://safertn.org/donate/ Follow Safer TN on social: https://www.instagram.com/voices4safertn?igsh=MWwyeWNnbW02ZzY1Ng== Find your TN state legislators: https://safertn.org/guide-to-reach-out-to-your-state-legislators/ Join Safer TN at the Capitol: https://safertn.org/legislative-session-sign-up/ Find resources from TN Suicide Prevention Network here: tspn.org If you or a loved one are experiencing crisis or suicidal thoughts, call 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifelife. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. . . . . . Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . AIRDOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 3: Navigating Political Conversations While Preserving Relationships

Get ready! We’re talking about how to navigate political conversations while PRESERVING relationships.  Sounds kind of impossible, right? I promise it’s not.  Did you know that there is actual psychology behind polarization? That’s right. And did you know that your conversations don't have to be polarizing? Right again. Join me in this episode as I break down some of the ways psychology plays a part in political polarization, common pitfalls to avoid, and some practices we can all implement to help us have BETTER conversations and relationships. Let's make 2024 the year that we look for shared values and common ground. . . . . . Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let's keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates: https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . BETTERHELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202434 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 2: Conversations on Race in 2024 w/ Latasha Morrison

Today we remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—we remember his dream, the progress for Civil Rights that he helped make possible, and we remember the tension he held between hope and reality. You may know him best for his “I have a dream” speech, but did you know he also said, “The dream had turned somewhat into a nightmare.”? My friend Latasha Morrison, bridge-builder and racial reconciler, is joining us to talk about how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go— the hope and the nightmare we still see today.  I believe this conversation is more important now that it was in 2020. Latasha helps us pull back the curtain on race in America over the last four years.  You ready to jump in? We’ve got work to do. . . . . . Find Latasha here: https://latashamorrison.com/ Learn more about Be the Bridge here: https://bethebridge.com/podcast/ Buy Latasha’s book Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation here: https://amzn.to/3NXzBli  . . . . . Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let's keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates: https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . BITE TOOTHPASTE: Head to trybite.com/HUMANHOPE to get 20% off your first order or use promo code HUMANHOPE. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202456 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 1: The State of the Union

I’m so glad you’re here. Today we say goodbye to Human Hope, and I’m a little emotional about the change, if I’m being honest. But I’m so excited for what’s to come!  Don’t get me wrong, hope is still here and it’s never going away! But I want this podcast to be a place where we hold space for when hope is hard. It's going to be a place where we go beyond the soundbite culture of social media, and we dig in deep. We're going to talk about life as it comes, and how it affects me, my family, our community, and our world. This podcast is for you— whether you're long-time Instafamilia or you're just joining our community. You belong here. Come and be apart of it. All you have to do is listen. . . . . . Find me on Instagram HERE: instagram.com/loswhit Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. . . . . . AQUATRU: Get 20% off any AquaTru purifier! Visit aquatru.com/HUMANHOPE and use the code HUMANHOPE at checkout.
1/4/202425 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 140: The Non-Goal-Setter’s Guide to 2024

It's the week between Christmas and New Years, and a lot of people are reflecting on the year that's gone by or thinking about the year that's coming up. A lot of people are also setting goals... Listen, I’m not a goal-setter. I didn’t set a goal until I turned 50. FIFTY. And that’s only because my management team made me! But now that I've set a goal, they aren't so bad. I even feel like I'm kind of good at it now... If you're like me and goals just aren't your thing, this episode is for you! Or maybe you love goals, but you're getting a little weary, this episode is for you too. We're going to learn how to navigate the New Year without feeling restricted by resolutions and have FUN in 2024! We're making some changes around here in the New Year, and you're not going to want to miss it, so stay tuned!! See you next year! _____ Find All It Takes Is A Goal by Jon Acuff here: https://amzn.to/3GTr12Y  Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let's keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates: https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. _____ HEART OF DATING: Find Heart of Dating wherever you get your podcasts, or listen HERE: https://www.heartofdating.com/podcast AIR DOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! BITE TOOTHPASTE: Head to trybite.com/HUMANHOPE to get 20% off your first order or use promo code HUMANHOPE.
12/28/202324 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 139: When The Holidays Are Hard

Let me ask you a question: How are you feeling this holiday season? A) I’m feeling the Christmas magic! Grateful!  B) I’m sad or lonely or really stressed… If you answered yes, you’re in good company. Maybe you’re having the best Christmas season you’ve had in a long time! Or maybe you’re coping with grief, illness, financial insecurity, or something else. There’s a good chance you’re dealing with some mix of all of the above, and that’s okay.  The holidays can be complicated, and every Christmas song tries to tell you to “be of good cheer.” I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to. And you’re not alone. So how do you cope when the holidays are hard? Take a listen, and I’ll share some ways I’m shedding expectations this year. (And I sing a little too…)  Prayer: God, we acknowledge who You are, and we are grateful. We praise You for who You are, and we thank You for what You’ve done. We know You’ve done so much for us this year, but we also want to come to You and say there’s many of us that are struggling this holiday season. May we base our expectations on Your expectations. May we be grateful for the gift that Jesus was in our life and is in our life, and the fact, God, that You sent Your only Son. And if that is the end of our gratitude, may we not feel shame in that being all we can celebrate. May You bring comfort to those who are mourning. May You bring freedom to those that are chained. And may You bring peace to those that are in pain. We pray all these things in the name of Jesus. Amen. _____ Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE:  https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let's keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates: https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. _____ INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE
12/21/202323 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 129: It's Never Too Late Series w/ Middle-Age Fitness Queen Mimi Ison

What is up, Human Hope Familia?! I’ll tell you what’s up— my age. That’s right. You know I turned 50 last month, and even just 2 months ago that would have really stressed me out. But today? Not at all. I even got an AARP application in the mail, and I didn’t break a sweat.  And you know who helped me feel confident in my middle-age? Today’s guest: Mimi Ison.  Mimi LITERALLY changed my life and my viewpoint on aging. If I’m not getting old, I’m dead. Aging is a GIFT, people!  Mimi is a pro-age movement motivator. She’s a blogger and anti-ageism advocate. She’s crushing stereotypes all over the internet @heymiddleage.  This series is for those of you who think “it’s too late.” NO. IT’S. NOT.  ____ You can find Mimi on Instagram at instagram.com/heymiddleage  You can find Mimi online at heymiddleage.com  Check out pro-aging greeting cards here agefriendlyvibes.com  You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: ⁠https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes⁠ Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: ⁠https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes⁠ Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. ⁠https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes⁠ Interested in advertising with us? ⁠Reach out here. ____ ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now!
10/5/202355 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 128: What Bees Can Teach Us About LIFE with Jay Williams

I LOVE BEES!! And today we are talking ALL about bees!  When I learned about bees and how they operate, I was BLOWN away and immediately addicted to learning all about bees.  My friend Danica introduced me to Jay Williams and his bee school and can I just say, Jay and his bee school changed. The trajectory. Of my life.  Me, the guy who used to be terrified of bees, ordered 20,000 bees (Yes all those zeroes are supposed to be there!). I drove with all 20,000 bees IN MY TRUCK. When I tell you I would have wrecked my truck if one of them LANDED ON ME!! (You can watch the full story on my Instagram under my bee highlight). This episode is about way more than just some technical bee talk. Jay is one fascinating human being. He comes from working in Hollywood as a cameraman, his sister is Kim Paisley Williams from Father of the Bride, he ends up being a firefighter, and BEES ended up being the thing that really saved his life. I went out to Southall Farms where Jay is the Pollination Program Manager (and in charge of 4 MILLION bees!), put a mic on Jay and he was so gracious to share his story and knowledge.  We talk all about what bees can teach us about life and the HOPE we can learn about from bees!  _____ Visit Southall Farm: https://southalltn.com/  Shop Williams Honey Farm: https://williamshoneyfarm.com/ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. Listen to my episode of Dadville: https://pod.link/1517698133/episode/75cbdcd341bd148a7a76127ca97ea476  _____ DADVILLE: Listen & subscribe to Dadville - https://tinyurl.com/DadvillePodcast BEEKEEPER’S NATURALS: Go to  beekeepersnaturals.com/HUMANHOPE or enter code HUMANHOPE to get 20% off your order ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE.
9/28/202359 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 127: Owning Your Heritage (And Writing A BOOK About It) With Johanna Rojas Vann

Human Hope familia, let me introduce you to my new friend and this show’s VERY FIRST novelist: Johanna Rojas Vann!!!  When I tell you this woman is a BRILLIANT storyteller, I’m not lying.  I don’t think I’ve ever identified with a guest as much as I do with Johanna… and she writes about our shared experience as the children of Latino immigrants so thoughtfully.  Listen when I tell you that Johanna’s novel so BEAUTIFULLY portrays the intricacies and importance of what it means to be, have, and love immigrants in this country.  And remember, whether you’re a child of an immigrant or not, your family has stories. Maybe you’ll write a book about them, maybe you won’t. But take the time to listen, and you just might be surprised by what you learn.  ____ Buy Johanna’s brand new novel HERE: An American Immigrant Follow Johanna on Instagram! Find Johanna online HERE You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. _____ Thank you to our sponsors!  ELIC: ELIC is dedicated to changing lives by equipping and sending people to teach English in these unreached areas. If you are ready to create hope with a global impact, visit: elic.org/humanhope SO HAPPY TO KNOW YOU: Don’t miss this chance to tell the kids in your life just how special they are with So Happy To Know You! by Annie F. Downs, available on amazon and wherever books are sold. SIMPLE MODERN: Go to www.simplemodern.com/humanhope and by sharing your email you’ll get a unique discount code just for you to bundle and save for back to school. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE
9/21/202337 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 124: Parenting Series - Navigating Phones and Kids

This is quite possibly the MOST REQUESTED topic y'all ask me to talk about when it comes to parenting. That's right... we're talking about PHONES. This conversation will look different for every family and every kid, but it is INEVITABLE that every kid will have access to phones and screens. So how do we help them? What worked 10 years ago, may not work today. Heck, what works now will probably change in 6 months. Technology evolves FAST. If it feels like you can't keep up, I have some ideas. When is the right time to give your kid a phone? Setting age-appropriate boundaries Knowing your kids phone better than they do How much screen time is too much? Teaching kids about respect and privacy Modeling how to positively use technology Using parental controls I believe that you can't rewind childhood, but you can fast-forward it-- and phones tend to be really good at fast-forwarding our kids. Listen up if you want to hear some tips on how to help your child live in real-time with (or without) a phone. _______ Want to hear from a teenager about what it's like growing up with social media? Listen to my son Losiah share his thoughts here: Episode 35: How does growing up with social media REALLY affect our kids? You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: ⁠https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes⁠ Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: ⁠https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes⁠ Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. ⁠https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes⁠ Interested in advertising with us? ⁠Reach out here.⁠ _____ ELIC: ELIC is dedicated to changing lives by equipping and sending people to teach English in these unreached areas. If you are ready to create hope with a global impact, visit: ⁠elic.org/humanhope⁠ ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE one-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE GREEN CHEF: Go to greenchef.com/HUMANHOPE60 and use code humanhope60 to get 60% off plus free shipping!
8/31/202332 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 122: Parenting Series - My Kids' AMAZING Therapists, David Thomas and Sissy Goff

My kids' therapists are here!! I am SO grateful for David Thomas and Sissy Goff. They are the hosts of the Raising Boys and Girls podcast and are SO wise. They are also both Executive Directors of Daystar Counseling Ministries here in Nashville, TN. With a combined 50+ years of experience, they KNOW what they are talking about!!! I’ve had each of them on separate episodes but never together. YOU AIN’T READY FOR THIS! You are going to need to grab a journal and a pen because some of what they share will literally change your life. We lean into boys, we lean into girls, we lean into socialized behavior, we lean into medicated behavior, we lean into girls anxiety and perfectionism and how we tend to ask boys about what they do or think RATHER than how they feel. This episode is PACKED. I cannot tell you enough about how this episode will impact you!! ____ Learn more about Daystar HERE: https://www.daystarcounseling.com/  Listen to Raising Boys and Girls HERE: https://pod.link/1366344369  Pre-Order Sissy’s brand new book The Worry-Free Parent HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Worry-Free-Parent-Living-Confidence-Your/dp/0764241028/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2P93DGMXE16XS&keywords=worry+free+parent+sissy+goff&qid=1692213411&sprefix=worry+free+%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-1  Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes _____ ELIC: ELIC is dedicated to changing lives by equipping and sending people to teach English in these unreached areas. If you are ready to create hope with a global impact, visit: elic.org/humanhope SHOPIFY: Go to shopify.com/humanhope to take your business to the next level today. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now.HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE
8/17/202357 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 121: Parenting Series - Carlos and Heather Answer YOUR Questions

Your Favorite, Heather Whittaker is HERE to begin the series on Parenting! If you have ANY kids in your life, this series is for YOU! Even if you don’t have any kids in your life, this series can still help you! We touch on fostering relationships with your kids, how to navigate drama and emotions in the tween years, some family rules and guidelines, what happens when you start parenting their kids when they’re over 18, and SO MUCH MORE. _____ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. _____ Thank you to our sponsors! SIMPLE MODERN: Go to www.simplemodern.com/humanhope and by sharing your email you’ll get a unique discount code just for you or bundle and save for back to school. ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE.
8/10/202342 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 120: The Most POWERFUL Story of Forgiveness and Reconciliation You Will Hear w/Mathais and Steven

I am FINALLY home from Rwanda and in Nashville for a minute before going out on TOUR!!! Last week’s episode with Emmanuel really laid the groundwork for this episode, so if you haven’t listened to that one yet, go back and listen to it first!  This week, we are going to go deeper into the story and into the beauty of what the human spirit can accomplish… This week’s episode is very specific on FORGIVENESS and RECONCILIATION. Mathias and Steven were the worst of enemies. Mathias actually murdered Steven’s entire family in the Rwandan Genocide.  You get to hear their story of forgiveness and reconciliation from THEM! Not only do you hear about the forgiveness between these two people who are now as close as brothers, you get to hear about how Mathais forgave himself, which is something we could ALL use a little bit of. Just a warning, this is a heavy episode, and there are talks of violence, so this may not be the episode for our younger Instafamilia. _____ Listen to the first Rwandan episode HERE: https://pod.link/1249486443/episode/200cf7c2a03f3464cc47b68a320706e5  You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. _____ ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. BETTER HELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE
8/3/202357 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 119: The Rwandan Genocide From Someone Who Lived it ALL with Pastor Emmanuel

INSTAFAMILIA! WE DID IT! You helped us raise money for a church building, Hope Center, AND a school in Rwanda!!!!! I've been sharing with you all about my time in Rwanda on Instagram but wanted YOU to hear from the people I have spent the week with. This is episode one of two from Rwanda and this one will help lay the groundwork for the next episode about supernatural forgiveness that maybe we have never been able to find before… Mathias murdered Stephen’s family in the Rwandan genocide and NOW they are closer than brothers… HOW?! This episode, will help us understand what led to the genocide from someone who LIVED it all, including bullet holes to prove it, my new friend, Pastor Emmanuel.... _____ Learn more about ICM here: https://www.icm.org/ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. _____ Check out our sponsors! AIR DOCTOR: Head to AirDoctorPro.com and use promo code HUMANHOPE and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! SIMPLE MODERN: Go to www.simplemodern.com/humanhope and by sharing your email you’ll get a  unique discount code just for you or bundle and save for back to school.
7/27/202356 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 118: How We Can SEE Humans and Help End Hunger Around the World w/ Eugene Cho

This week, we have an incredible conversation with my friend Eugene. Eugene is an advocate for justice, an intellectual, and very grounded in his theology and humanity. He is such a good human that SEES humans.  Eugene is the president of Bread for the World - a Christian advocacy organization that urges U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without hunger, whose mission is to educate and equip people to advocate for policies and programs that can help end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. He shares with us parts of his story I have never even heard before.  We talk about immigration and how it has shaped his whole life AND his faith.  We get into what we can do to truly and honestly end hunger around the world.  I think you’re really going to love this conversation with my friend, Eugene Cho…. _______ Learn more about One Day’s Wages HERE: https://onedayswages.org/  Learn more about Bread for the World HERE: https://www.bread.org/  You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. _______ Check out our sponsors! SIMPLE MODERN: Go to www.simplemodern.com/humanhope and by sharing your email you’ll get a  unique discount code just for you or bundle and save for back to school.  HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. ZOCDOC: Find a top-rated doctor today – go to Zocdoc.com/HUMANHOPE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE!
7/20/20231 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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Episode 117: The Effects of Doom Scrolling

We do NOT have the capacity to consume the amount of content we are consuming…  We are not designed to continue to consume content at the rate that we are.  This week, I get into DOOMSCROLLING - a problem that we ALL have.  We have been holding ANGER in higher regards than EMPATHY because we are only built for so much trauma gazing….. It can affect us both mentally AND physically. I share with you things we can do to stay empathetic and emotionally healthy while still keeping up with what is going on in today’s world as well as how to have healthy social media boundaries. If you want to BE a more empathetic, compassionate HUMAN, this episode is for you…. _____ Rolf Dobelli - Four Reasons You Should Stop Watching the News:  https://youtu.be/-miTTiaqFlI Research Study -Staying informed without a cost -No effect of positive news media on stress reactivity, memory and affect in young adults: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8553098/ MoNews: https://www.mo.news/ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. _____ SIMPLY MODERN: Go to www.simplemodern.com/humanhope and by sharing your email you’ll get a unique discount code just for you or bundle and save for back to school. BETTER HELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. GREEN CHEF: Go to GreenChef.com/humanhope60 and use code humanhope60 to get 60% off plus free shipping.
7/13/202337 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 116 - Why The 4th of July Might Feel Complicated & Why That’s Okay…

Roman candles, fireflies, and sweet tea… I LOVE the Fourth of July. I love this country and the ideas that it was founded on, and I love the opportunities it has given me and my family. But just because I love America doesn’t mean that I have to accept its DYSFUNCTION.  It’s okay to be PROUD of your country and celebrate. And it’s okay to have a COMPLICATED relationship with this holiday. This episodes gets into WHY the Fourth can feel complicated… And why there is still HOPE for this country. THANK YOU for leaning into these conversations with me and for sharing them. Our empathy will be the thing that leads us all toward freedom! _____ Watch my trip to Panama with my dad here: ⁠https://youtu.be/BasID3OFg-E  Listen to my conversation with Kobe Campbell here: ⁠Episode 113: Mental Health Series - Our Bodies and Trauma with Kobe Campbell Read NPR's 6 Immigrants Reflect on their Complicated Relationships with the 4th of July here: https://www.npr.org/2022/07/04/1109722326/4th-july-independence-day-immigrants  Get tickets for Summer Worship Nights with Phil Wickham and Brandon Lake and ME here: https://summerworshipnightstour.com/ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: ⁠https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes ⁠ Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, here: ⁠https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes⁠ Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates: ⁠https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes⁠ _____ Check out my sponsors! ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Green is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. HIYA: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE
7/6/202345 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 115: Real, Rich, & Thick Friendship with the Black Aunties

It’s time OFFICIALLY meet the Black Aunties! A few of these ladies have been on the show before, but today they are coming in FULL FORCE. The Black Aunties are going to nurture you, uplift you, correct you, and call you higher.  If you want to know what REAL, RICH, AND THICK FRIENDSHIP looks like, this is the conversation for you. These women have been a HAVEN for one another as they walked through 2020 and navigate the aftermath in ALL the spaces.  There are TEARS, WISDOM, and a whole lot of LAUGHING.  There is something HEALING about this friendship. Come and hang out!  _____ Find Sharon’s Juneteenth message here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ctra7irgQT7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Love the Black Aunties and want to hear more? Check out their podcast here: The Black Aunties Podcast Find the Black Aunties on Instagram (@blackauntiesgang) here:https://www.instagram.com/blackauntiesgang/ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, here: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates: https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes ______ New partner alert! Thanks to our new sponsor, AquaTru! AQUATRU: Get 20% off any AquaTru purifier! Visit aquatru.com/HUMANHOPE and use the code HUMANHOPE at checkout!  
6/29/202352 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 114: Mental Health Series - Healing Our Trauma with Dan Allender

It is our final week of the Mental Health Series and these have been some of my FAVORITE episodes of ALL. TIME.  This week, I have Dr. Dan Allender, Founder and Lead Instructor, of the Allender Center at the Seattle School. I have been following his work for a long time and he is literally a hero of mine. I wish this episode could be 15 hours long it is SO GOOD. This was one of the more special podcasts I have ever recorded… We unpack the “shattering of shalom” and what shalom really means. All the ways we numb our pain AND the difference between numbing and truly moving forward… Why we NEED one another to heal from our trauma and how to GRIEVE with each other… Dan also gives us practical next steps if you yourself are dealing with trauma. I am so excited to share this special conversation with you!  _____ Follow the Allender Center on Instagram (allendercenter( here: https://www.instagram.com/allendercenter/ Learn more about the Allender Center and Dr. Dan Allender here: https://theallendercenter.org/  You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Get tickets to see me and my friend Annie F. Downs on the Here For You Tour HAPPENING NOW!! Get tickets to the rest of the tour dates HERE: https://bit.ly/CarlosTour Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes Interested in advertising with us? Reach out here. _____ Thank you to our sponsors! BETTER HELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. SUNDAYS: Get 35% off your first order of Sundays. Go to SundaysForDogs.com/HUMANHOPE or use code HUMANHOPE at checkout.
6/22/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 112: Mental Health Series - CEO of Onsite Workshops, Miles Adcox

I absolutely LOVED this conversation with the man, the myth, the legend - my friend, Miles Adcox. Miles is the CEO of Onsite Workshops here in Tennessee. Onsite is an emotional wellness lifestyle brand dedicated to changing the world through enhanced emotional health.  If you have read my book Kill the Spider, the story arch IS Onsite. It is all about my 7 days spent there and how it completely transformed my life. Miles shares all about how therapy changed his own life and his journey that led him to starting Onsite. We get into the importance of therapy and great first steps to finding your own therapist… How to talk to people we love that are in our lives and present the option of getting help and going to therapy… The ways EMPATHY can lead us towards healing through tough conversations and relationships…. And thoughts on why we now have a hyper-sensitive society… If you have any questions about therapy, it is likely they will be answered in THIS episode!!!  __________ TOUR IS HEREEEEEE!! The Here For You Tour JUST kicked off with my friend Annie F. Downs and it is SO MUCH FUN!!! Tickets for all remaining dates are HERE: https://bit.ly/CarlosTour Listen to my Kill the Spider episode HERE: https://pod.link/1249486443/episode/d5d04c2fc2a314d7ed4e04ee0b3308c7  Follow Miles on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/milesadcox/  Check out Miles’ website for more information him HERE: https://milesadcox.com/ Learn more about Onsite Workshops HERE: https://onsiteworkshops.com/  Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes __________ Check out my sponsors! GREEN CHEF: Go to GreenChef.com/humanhope60 and use code humanhope60 to get 60% off plus free shipping. SUNDAYS: Get 35% off your first order of Sundays. Go to SundaysForDogs.com/HUMANHOPE or use code HUMANHOPE at checkout.
6/8/202353 minutes, 39 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Who Is Annie F. Downs & Why Am I Touring With Her?!

YOU GUYS! I'M GOING ON TOUR NEXT WEEK!! I get to spend the month of June on the Here For You Tour (brought to you by Africa New Life) with one of my favorite people, Annie F. Downs. So many things in my life now are because of Annie. My speaking agent, my amazing management team, THIS PODCAST!!!! If you haven't met Annie yet, listen to this episode!! You'll get to hear all about who she is and how she's gotten there. I'm SO excited to spend a whole month on the road with her and our team and seeing all of YOU! Grab your tickets NOW before they're gone and come say hi at a show! https://bit.ly/CarlosTour June 7 - Sioux Falls, SD June 8 - Minneapolis, MN June 9 - Grand Rapids, MI June 11 - Indianapolis, IN June 14 - Charlotte, NC June 15 - Franklin, TN June 16 - Chicago, IL June 17 - Cincinnati, OH June 22 - Kansas City, MO June 23 - Dallas, TX June 24 - Austin, TX You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes
6/2/202338 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 111 - Mental Health Series: My Therapist - Al Andrews

Welcome to our first episode of our Mental Health Series! Over the next few weeks we are  going to be talking to some of the leading minds when it comes to mental health. If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, you’re not going to want to miss these episodes!  This week we are kicking it off with MY therapist, Al Andrews. If you’ve read To Kill the Spider, you know Al! He was there in the time I nearly DESTROYED my family… I can say with confidence that this man saved me LIFE! We get into the importance of understanding our story… Getting to the WHY behind what we do…. And how we can EMBRACE sorrow and gain HOPE…. _____ Learn more about Porter’s Call HERE: https://www.porterscall.com/ Check out my book Kill the Spider HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Spider-Getting-Really-Holding/dp/031033800X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2L56T69LRVFDJ&keywords=kill+a+spider+carlos+whittaker&qid=1685547424&sprefix=kill+a%2Caps%2C5087&sr=8-1 Follow Al on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/itsalandrews/ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Get tickets to see me and my friend Annie F. Downs on the Here For You Tour this summer!!! Get access to all 13 dates HERE: https://bit.ly/CarlosTour Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes _____ ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE. BETTER HELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE
6/1/20231 hour, 7 seconds
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Episode 110: Father of the Bride

So many of you have asked me all about what the last few weeks have felt like. I get deep into my FEELS on this episode (there are a LOT!).... I share ALL of my thoughts and feelings on my little girl Sohaila GETTING ENGAGED!!!!! What it feels like to PRAY for something for 21 years and getting to now look into the eyes of an answered prayer… My heart when it comes to my role as a Father entering into this season…. And what I shared with both Sohaila and Brady on the importance of spiritual and emotional growth, ESPECIALLY during this season... _____ Episode 56: Parenting Dating Teens & Dating Teens Talk About Their Parents https://open.spotify.com/episode/6sDrXR5ec3zzcObzMA343g?si=017f4d132c424ef2 Episode 22: Overcoming Physical or Emotional Pain With Sohaila Whittaker https://open.spotify.com/episode/5iiihB5kvAezLqUi2o6nDH?si=1fef1e2582504329 You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Get tickets to see me and my friend Annie F. Downs on the Here For You Tour this summer!!! Get access to all 13 dates HERE: https://bit.ly/CarlosTour Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes _____ SUNDAYS: Get 35% off your first order of Sundays. Go to SundaysForDogs.com/HUMANHOPE or use code HUMANHOPE at checkout. AIR DOCTOR: head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code and HUMANHOPE depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! Lock this special offer by going to AIRDOCTORPRO.COM and use promo code HUMANHOPE ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greensis giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE.
5/25/202347 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 109 - Don Miller on His Faith and Transitioning From Christian Author to Business Author

When I asked my friend Don Miller to come on the podcast, I expected us to talk about his new book, How to Grow Your Small Business. What I did NOT expect, was to spend the whole time catching up, talking about his faith story and how he went from being a Christian book author to a Business author.. He is SO smart and there are so many great nuggets to take in during this episode. I LOVED catching up with Don and I think this conversation will have you hooked until then end! _____ Purchase How to Grow Your Small Business HERE: https://www.amazon.com/How-Grow-Your-Small-Business-ebook/dp/B09831W8S6?ref_=ast_author_dp Follow Don on Instagram (@donaldmiller) HERE: https://www.instagram.com/donaldmiller/?hl=en _____ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Get tickets to see me and my friend Annie F. Downs on the Here For You Tour this summer!!! Get access to all 13 dates HERE: https://bit.ly/CarlosTour Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotesLet’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes _____ Check out my sponsors! Listen & subscribe to The Matthew West Podcast - https://tinyurl.com/TheMatthewWestPodcast ZOCDOC: Find a top-rated doctor today – go to Zocdoc.com/HUMANHOPE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE! INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greensis giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE.
5/18/202354 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 108 - Covenant School Mom Becky Hansen and Her Story From March 27...

This conversation may change your LIFE… I have gotten to know Becky over the last month. She has a JOY about her that is addicting… She’s an entrepreneur, executive at Nisolo, and a mom of a Kindergartener and 4th grader who attend Covenant School… She has been doing the WORK by co-leading a bi-partisan gun reform movement here in Tennessee. She shares details of the day of the shooting and it is IMPACTFUL. This might be the most important conversation you hear all YEAR… __________ Research what gun safety policies your community has in place on Everytown: https://www.everytown.org/ Check out Voices for a Safer Tennessee: https://safertn.org/ Follow Becky on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/becbaileyhansen/ __________ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Get tickets to see me and my friend Annie F. Downs on the Here For You Tour this summer!!! Get access to all 13 dates HERE: https://bit.ly/CarlosTour Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes __________ Check out my sponsors! SUNDAYS: Get 35% off your first order of Sundays. Go to SundaysForDogs.com/HUMANHOPE or use code HUMANHOPE at checkout. TUTAPONA: Give $15 per month for 15 months to help put 3 adults or children who have lived through armed conflict through one of Tutapona’s mental health programs. Give at https://www.tutapona.com/give15 BETTER HELP: For 10% off your first month of therapy, VISIT: betterhelp.com/humanhope. GREEN CHEF: Go to greenchef.com/humanhope60 and use code HUMANHOPE60 to get 60% off plus free shipping. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now.
5/11/20231 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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Episode 107 - Faith Series: Pastor Derwin Gray and the importance of The Church...

In our final episode of the Faith series, I talk with my friend, pastor of Transformation Church and former NFL player, Pastor Derwin Gray.  We get into why it’s important to talk about race in the church… Why the church is still VITAL for people’s faith and relationships in Jesus… You don’t want to miss this POWERFUL episode… _____ Follow Pastor Derwin on Instagram HERE. Purchase his book How to Heal Racial Divide HERE. Watch Pastor Derwin’s sermons from Transformation Church HERE. _____ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Get tickets to see me and my friend Annie F. Downs on the Here For You Tour this summer!!! Get access to all 13 dates HERE: https://bit.ly/CarlosTour Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes _____ ATHLETIC GREENS: Athletic Greensis giving you a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE. … INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. … TUTAPONA: Give $15 per month for 15 months to help put 3 adults or children who have lived through armed conflict through one of Tutapona’s mental health programs. Give at https://www.tutapona.com/give15 …HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE
5/4/202354 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 106 - Faith Series: John Mark McMillan and His Faith's Impact on His Music...

This is our FOURTH episode of our faith series and it’s with my great friend, John Mark McMillan. I have had the honor of touring with him and have been SO impacted by his mind and ability to question things and allow God to be so much bigger than we all imagined… We dig deep into the relationship between music and our relationship with God….  And if you have ever questioned why God allows pain and suffering, you do NOT want to miss what John Mark has to say about that in this one!!! ____ Listen to Roaring Thunder HERE: https://songwhip.com/johnmarkmcmillan/roaring-thunder-live Follow John Mark on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/johnmarkmcmillan/ Follow John Mark on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/johnmarkmc _____ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Get tickets to see me and my friend Annie F. Downs on the Here For You Tour this summer!!! Get access to all 13 dates HERE: https://bit.ly/CarlosTour Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes _____ SUNDAYS: Get 35% off your first order of Sundays. Go to SundaysForDogs.com/HUMANHOPE or use code HUMANHOPE at checkout. … AIR DOCTOR: head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code  and HUMANHOPE depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! Lock this special offer by going to AIRDOCTORPRO.COM and use promo code HUMANHOPE … TUTAPONA: Give $15 per month for 15 months to help put 3 adults or children who have lived through armed conflict through one of Tutapona’s mental health programs. Give at https://www.tutapona.com/give15
4/27/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 105 - Faith Series: My Pastors - Alex and Henry Seeley

You are in for a TREAT today! This week my pastors and some of my greatest friends, Alex and Henry Seeley, are joining me.  A lot of what I believe about healing and the Holy Spirit has come from learning from these two. They share about how they started The Belonging in their living room, COMPLETELY unintentionally… We talk about what a HEALTHY church can look like… What to do when you’re let down by your leaders and how to ultimately build your foundation in God and the importance of encounters with the Holy Spirit… Alex and Henry are GREAT examples of how to BE, SEE and FREE Humans… _____ Listen to Episode 103: My Faith Journey: https://www.carloswhittaker.com/podcast/episode-103-faith-series-my-personal-story  JOIN ME at the Belonging Co conference: https://thebelonging.co/conference/ Follow The Belonging Co on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebelongingconashville/  Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexseeley/ Follow Henry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/henryseeley/     You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes Get tickets to see me and my friend Annie F. Downs on the Here For You Tour this summer!!! We just announced Franklin, TN, and tickets are selling FAST! Get access to all 13 dates HERE: https://bit.ly/CarlosTour Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes                                                                                                                                   _____ HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE … BETTER HELP: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HUMANHOPE and get on your way to being your best self. … ZOCDOC: Find a top-rated doctor today – go to Zocdoc.com/HUMANHOPE and download the Zocdoc app for FREE! … TUTAPONA: Give $15 per month for 15 months to help put 3 adults or children who have lived through armed conflict through one of Tutapona’s mental health programs. Give at https://www.tutapona.com/give15 INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now.
4/20/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 104 - Faith Series: Tim Whitaker and the Evangelical Church

Today on the podcast…. You get to hear my conversation with my friend, Tim Whitaker. Tim is the creator and facilitator of The New Evangelicals - an inclusive, Jesus centered community. Today you get to hear his story of how he was raised in the evangelical church and how his view of it has changed overtime…  You get to listen to two people with opposing views SEE each other as humans… You can follow Tim on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thenewevangelicals/ Check out The New Evangelicals website for more information on what Tim is doing! https://www.thenewevangelicals.com/ ______________ You can find me on Instagram (@loswhit) here: https://bit.ly/CarlosIGNotes . . . . Get tickets to see me and my friend Annie F. Downs on the Here For You Tour this summer!!! We just announced Franklin, TN, and tickets are selling FAST! Get access to all 13 dates HERE: https://bit.ly/CarlosTour . . . . Purchase your copy of my new book, How to Human, HERE: https://bit.ly/HowtoHumanNotes . . . . Let’s keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear ALL my updates. https://bit.ly/MasFamiliaNotes ____________ ATHLETIC GREENS: Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE for a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. . . . .  TUTAPONA: Give $15 per month for 15 months to help put 3 adults or children who have lived through armed conflict through one of Tutapona’s mental health programs. Give at https://www.tutapona.com/give15 . . . .  INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now. . . . .  GREEN CHEF: Go to GreenChef.com/humanhope60 and use code humanhope60 to get 60% off plus free shipping. . . . .  SUNDAYS: Get 35% off your first order of Sundays. Go to SundaysForDogs.com/HUMANHOPE or use code HUMANHOPE at checkout.
4/13/202354 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 103 - Faith Series: My Personal Story

HEY HUMAN HOPE FAMILIAAAA! Today we are starting a new series on Faith based on your feedback and what you wanted to hear! My faith and how I go about doing the work I do go hand in hand even if “faith” isn’t the centerpiece of my weekly conversations on Instagram and here… With this week being Easter, and faith such a cornerstone in my life, I figured what better time to dive in than now.  In this series we’ll have a wide spectrum of views, but this week I am doing something I haven’t really done before…  I am sharing my personal faith journey with you!! Like from Sunday School to questioning if God is even real to what I believe now as a member of a local church… We dive DEEP into my story. _____ Episode 044 - Dementia won’t steal my father’s story… with Fermin Whittaker  Thanks to our sponsors!! ATHLETIC GREENS: Go to athleticgreens.com/HUMANHOPE for a FREE 1-yearsupply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase.  INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit Indeed.com/HUMANHOPE to start hiring now.  HIYA HEALTH: Receive 50% off your first order at hiyahealth.com/HUMANHOPE
4/6/202349 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 085 - After Almost ALL His Family Was Murdered In The Rwandan Genocide... Yves Dushime Teaches On HOPE

This one. PHEW MAMA! My friend Yves Dushime's mother was 8 months pregnant when she had to run for her life after watching her family get killed by their neighbors during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. That baby in her belly was Yves. And today on the show, he shows us how to find hope and how we can get the peace we have been looking for even in the midst of the most traumatic situation we have ever encountered.   I'm ready to bust down a brick wall. Please share this episode! Love you fam... Los
11/17/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 083 - We Are All Addicts... Yes, You Too. And Blaine Hogan Is Here To Help Us Break Free...

I first met Blaine Hogan when he was playing Cherry on the hit show Prison Break in 2006. Well, I didn't actually meet him. I just was addicted to that show and he was on it. And then one day I bumped into him on an elevator... For real. And a friendship was born. And then I watched Blaine fight for his marriage, career, and life.  And I watched him win. And Blaine is gonna help you win too. Today's episode is for anyone that wants to break free from something that is holding them back.  And that's all of us... Pick up Blaine's book at www.exitthecavebook.com And thanks to our sponsors... Butcher Box  www.butcherbox.com/HUMANHOPE and use code "HUMANHOPE" to get one 10 to 14-pound turkey FREE in your first box.  United Faith Mortgage https://bit.ly/TSFNUnitedFaithMortgage Athletic Greens www.athleticgreens.com/humanhope
11/3/202248 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 081 - 3 Steps I Use To Overcome Worry When It Shows Up! (AND THEY WORK!)

Worry. Not anxiety… Worry. They are different. Today we dive into 3 steps to take when worry shows up and how to show it out… These steps I LITERALLY USE EVERYDAY. They have proven SO HELPFUL for me because I’m prone to worry… Please share if you find it helpful! Preorder How To Human here! http://www.how2humanbook.com Thanks to our sponsor… United Faith Mortgage https://bit.ly/TSFNUnitedFaithMortgage
10/20/202242 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 080 - Why Giving Money Is Only Step One, My Thoughts On Cancel Culture, & So Much More

Today I get on a few SOAP BOXES. Like I literally climb on one, yell, get off it, climb on another, yell, get off it, and do it again. This one is raw y’all. I’m feeling feisty today. From spitting about wanting to support Brandon Phyllis and Josh BEYOND giving them money, to the lack of financial resources even available to them… To my wanting you to stop caring so much about what people think of you… to my love of Angela Lansbury, to my plea for us to stop canceling people… I WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE TODAY!!! I hope you enjoy… Preorder How To Human here! http://www.how2humanbook.com Thanks to our sponsor… BetterHelp - https://bit.ly/HHBetterHelp United Faith Mortgage https://bit.ly/TSFNUnitedFaithMortgage
10/13/202240 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 078 - Why Does God Let Bad Stuff Happen To Good People? with Wes Pickering

Have you ever begged God for something only to fall into deep disillusionment when He fails to come through for you? Maybe you have been begging God for healing over sickness… Maybe you have been waiting for a miracle that hasn’t happened in your relationships yet… Maybe you have asked God for help financially and you are BROKE… We all have felt disappointment when coming to God with stuff but what is the real reason why our suffering is happening and is God allowing all this bad stuff to happen? Today I went to an amazing friend for his thoughts on this. Wes Pickering is the online pastor t my church and one of the more trusted voices of faith in my life. I love that Wes doesn’t avoid the tough stuff. I also love that Wes walks what he talks. He was in the thick of our battle during our month at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital 2 years ago with Sohaila. And today I think he is going to give you words that finally make you go… AHHHAAAAAA!!!!!! So enjoy this conversation with my dear friend Wes and make sure you follow him for an infusion of faith in your life… @wespickering Preorder How To Human here! http://www.how2humanbook.com Thanks to our sponsor… BetterHelp - https://bit.ly/HHBetterHelp
9/29/202235 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 076 - Jon Acuff & Tapping Into Your Superpower Mindset

I’ve known Jon for 14 years…  14 years of dreaming and hustling and swinging and missing…  Today he unpacks exactly how it is that you can not only shift the soundtracks that rob you from your full potential…  But help your kids and friends change theirs too…  This is one of my fav convos I’ve had Ono the show…  And omg he makes me laugh…  Pick up a copy of “Your New Playlist” wherever books are sold…  Or click this link… https://acuff.me/playlist/  Thanks to our sponsors…  Butcher Box -  http://www.butcherbox.com/HUMANHOPE and use code HUMANHOPE   Better Help -  http://www.betterhelp.coom/humanhope
9/15/202252 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 075 - Carlos’ Top 10 Favorite Books Of The Summer

If there is one thing I have done while I have been off of social media and my phone the last 6 weeks… it’s been READING… I’ve read, and read, and read, and read some more… I’ve read novels that are thrillers. I read one that was a romance…(you’re welcome babe) I’ve read self help books. I’ve read spiritual discipline books. I’ve read a book filled with Etty Hillesum’s WWII diary entries that changed the way I look at humanity as a whole… I’ve read so much AND TODAY I SHARE THEM WITH YOU! Too if you are in the market for a good book… I’ve got 10 options for you… I hope you enjoy! OH!!! And please go subscribe to the BRAND NEW Human Hope Youtube Channel! That’s right. We are testing video over there… http://www.humanhopevideo.com Just make sure you stay subscribed here and while your at it get your grandma too subscribe as well!!! And thanks to our sponsor ZocDoc http://www.zocdoc.com/humanhope
9/8/202252 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 074 - I've Been Off Social Media For 5 Weeks. Some Thoughts & Decisions That May Surprise You...

I thought I was going to be off social media for 3 weeks... Then it turned into 4 weeks... Now it's past 5 weeks... Why am I taking so long to come back? What am I learning? Will I come back? Today is a very, and I mean very, Carlosish episode of rabbit trails and deep thoughts that lead to shallow thoughts that trail back to ridiculous thoughts that I hope you will find somewhat insightful and helpful as you navigate a world that demands we share everything about everything... Maybe, just maybe we can do it better...
9/1/202250 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 073 - Remembering Our Piano Man... Tonee Valentine

I’m so glad I stopped by the piano bar in the Atlanta airport that day and saw your infectious grin. I was exhausted from 3 days of airplanes and hotels and you looked happier than humanly possible. Nobody was paying attention and they had no idea they were missing the concert of their lifetime. All I wanted to do was let you see me…see you… But as fate would have it that 30-minute conversation would change more than my life… but the lives of so many others… You were and will always be the Instafamilia Godfather… The media thought we changed your life… Little did they know it was the other way around… As I told you on the phone this morning as I said goodbye... Enjoy playing hymns for The Almighty @toneepianoman … We will miss you ferociously and wait in anticipation of seeing you again on the other side of the veil…
8/25/202243 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 071 - 3 Steps To Leaving A MILD Faith and Entering a WILD Faith w/ Carlos Whittaker

This is a first… I normally like to keep Podcast Carlos and Preacher Carlos on different planets… But today they meet each other and can I tell you… I’M EXCITED FOR YOU! Why? Because I invited preacher Carlos on here to deliver to you a message soon how to leave a mild faith and actually believe the crazy stuff we have been saying we believe for a long time. I used to think 60% living was good enough… Nope. Not anymore. Life to the full means getting to 100% and I think I can help you get there today… Thanks to our sponsors… https://bit.ly/HHButcherBox https://bit.ly/HHGiveDirectly https://bit.ly/HHAthleticGreens
8/11/202254 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 067 - Fostering Friendships, Parenting Teendults, & Chasing Dreams In Your 40’s w/ Brian & Jacinda Hale

From that time he bailed me out of jail, to raising our babies together… Today's episode Heather and I have our best friends, Brian and Jacinda Hale on the show to talk about relationships, parenting, and chasing your dreams in your 40’s… Today we invite you to pull up a chair to our table and get inspired by this conversation with our people… Thanks to our sponsors… Express VPN https://bit.ly/HHExpressVPN Better Help https://bit.ly/HHBetterHelp
7/14/202250 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 066 - A guide for restoring your soul after a soul crushing 2 years… with John Eldredge

From the pandemic, to racial injustice, to political violence, to mass shootings… The past 2 years have been TOO MUCH. In today’s conversation, one of my mentors John Eldredge gives us practical skills and tools to bring our souls back to life. “I’ve laid out the book in the form of a survival guide because in this hour we don’t need inspiration and cute stories; we need skills and tools to strengthen heart and soul,” writes Eldredge. And in today’s episode… he gives us just that… Thanks to our sponsors… Green Chef https://bit.ly/HHGreenChef130 Athletic Greens https://bit.ly/HHAthleticGreens
7/7/202245 minutes, 53 seconds
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Happy Father's Day from That Sounds Fun Network!

Happy Father's Day from That Sounds Fun Network & Human Hope! Today we have a special bonus episode to share with you celebrating dads & all we love about them. In this episode, hosts from all different That Sounds Fun Network shows -- including me -- share what we love about our dads/and advice about being a dad. ALSO! Our friends over at Storyworth are giving away TWO free subscriptions for our TSF Network listeners! To enter: visit thatsoundsfunnetwork.com & enter your email in the pop-up. That's it! Good luck & Happy Father's Day!
6/19/202223 minutes, 32 seconds