Max Stossel

Episode 246 - November 05, 2019


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We all want to feel understood. We all want to know we're not alone in our struggles and our journey. While it may be difficult to find someone or something that understands us perfectly, we can all relate to art and words that illustrate the human condition. And when it comes to articulating the human condition and connecting through spoken word, few can match Max Stossel.


As an award-winning poet, filmmaker, and advocate for humane technology, Max is a unique voice in the world that's been described as "mind expanding, profound, emotive, and hilarious all at once."


To hear Max's take on why he feels 'everything is a lie', his thoughts on authenticity, influence, technology, and what we can do to make the world a kinder place, check out Episode 246 of People Being Real!





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Show Notes:

•Why 'everything is a lie' and the lies Max has told himself that have had the biggest impact.

•What 'authentic' means to Max.

•Moments in his life where he's chosen to ignore his truth.

•The importance of 'internal motivation.'

•Max's thoughts on influence and kindness.

•Lessons he's learned from his tv-famous father.

•A spoken-word piece on 'self-doubt.'

•Where Max hopes technology will take us in 5-10 years.

•How we can make the world a kinder place.



Things to check out:
Humans of New York
Episode 169: Amber Rae
PBR Episode 123: Doug Akin
Nov 6, 2019: Max Stossel @ Dynasty Typewriter (CLICK FOR TICKETS)

Episode Quotes

“Digital communication is not the same thing as real sharing.”


“For the vast majority of cases, it’s almost impossible to be our true selves on social media.”


“Authenticity is pure presence.”


“Don’t try to replace life with technology. It’s a losing battle.”