The Opposite of Small Talk

a podcast for people who want more from life

About us

Real conversations with real people

The Path to Authenticity starts from the assertion that we wrest our true power from our individuality.

We talk to various types of writers and artists as well as therapists, coaches, teachers, entrepreneurs, and professionals of all kinds. Our guests possess one common trait.

They’re people who know who they are.

We talk about what makes them who they are, how they became who they are, and how we might become truer expressions of who we are.

100th Episode Artwork by Heather Sundquist Hall - The Path to Authenticity

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Recent Episodes

106. Getting Real About Manhood 4

106. Getting Real About Manhood 4

Getting Real About Manhood - Episode 106 of The Path to Authenticity is the fourth installment in a series about manhood with co-host Ed Tilton. Ed and I have a conversation after listening to Joe Biden saying goodbye to Delaware before leaving for Washington, D.C. to take the oath of office the following day....

105. Author April M. Woodard

105. Author April M. Woodard

To Have an Answer - Episode 105 of The Path to Authenticity features April M. Woodard. April is an author and an advocate for the autistic community. Since working through her own issues with autism, she has written a series of novels that she describes as speculative fiction. She is also a marketing consultant...

104. Recovery Advocate Allen Schwartz

104. Recovery Advocate Allen Schwartz

Rough Stones - Episode 104 of The Path to Authenticity features Allen Schwartz. Allen is a recovery advocate who also serves as a prayer chaplain at Unity of the Palm Beaches. He’s been an important figure in my life since we first met in 1996. And, he’s one of those people who makes everyone smile when he walks...

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Blogs

XOXO: My Favorite Record from 2020

XOXO: My Favorite Record from 2020

Twitter disgusts me. I try to stay away from it. But, I do have a profile for the podcast, where I promote the episodes and, occassionally, call out a particular U.S. Senator on his thinly-veiled feigned sincerity. But, I also use it to keep up with guests of the...

XOXO: My Favorite Record from 2020

Twitter disgusts me. I try to stay away from it. But, I do have a profile for the podcast, where I promote the episodes and, occassionally, call out a particular U.S. Senator on his thinly-veiled feigned sincerity. But, I also use it to keep up with guests of the show.  Back in July, music journalist and guest of episode 26, Craig Havighurst, tweeted a link that caught my eye. It was to a song from the...

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20 Questions for April M. Woodard

April M. Woodard is an advocate for the autism community, sharing how she worked with her own autistic traits to create a fictional book series. She is also a marketing consultant to authors, helping them focus on how they can connect with their ideal audience. Her April in episode 105 of The Path to Authenticity.   If your life were a novel, what would be the title? Overcoming Aspergers with Faith   Where were you born? A small town in Virginia   Where is the place you call home? Georgia (half an hour from the big city of Atlanta)   When you were a kid, what did you want...

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20 Questions for April M. Woodard

20 Questions for April M. Woodard

April M. Woodard is an advocate for the autism community, sharing how she worked with her own autistic traits to create a fictional book series. She is also a marketing consultant to authors, helping them focus on how they can connect with their ideal audience. Her...

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