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.

The Path to Authenticity

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Recent Episodes

96. Custom Woodworker Andy Isham

96. Custom Woodworker Andy Isham

Sharpening the Chisels: Episode 96 of The Path to Authenticity features a conversation with Andy Isham. Andy does custom woodwork, and is the owner of These Trees, which uses salvaged urban trees to create unique furniture pieces in Madison, Wisconsin. Hear Andy talk about how the idea of practicality has...

95. Family Therapist Amy Effman

95. Family Therapist Amy Effman

Staying Curious - Episode 95 of The Path to Authenticity features Amy Effman, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist living and working in Boca Raton, Florida. Amy specializes in addictions, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. Learn more about Amy at 20 Questions for Amy Effman, or by visiting...

94. Mixed Media Illustrator Elena Øhlander

94. Mixed Media Illustrator Elena Øhlander

Creating Reaction - Episode 94 of The Path to Authenticity features Elena Øhlander, an illustrator and painter, currently working in Jacksonville, Florida. Her focus is in illustration that explores identity, gender issues, space, individuality, and pop culture with a Japanese context. Learn more about Elena at...

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Blogs

Toxic Masculinity & Angry, White, Costco Guy

Toxic Masculinity & Angry, White, Costco Guy

Over the summer, a guy threw a temper tantrum at a Costco in Fort Myers, Florida. The video spread like COVID-19. It began much like this cycle we’ve seen repeated in America since around the time the Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd as others watched....

Toxic Masculinity & Angry, White, Costco Guy

Over the summer, a guy threw a temper tantrum at a Costco in Fort Myers, Florida. The video spread like COVID-19. It began much like this cycle we’ve seen repeated in America since around the time the Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd as others watched. White lady in park calls police on nearby black man for bird watching; loses job. White guy in park assaults child distributing Black Lives Matters...

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20 Questions with Andy Isham

Andy Isham does custom woodwork, and is the owner of These Trees, which uses salvaged urban trees to create unique furniture pieces in Madison, Wisconsin. Hear Andy in episode 96 of The Path to Authenticity.   If your life were a novel, what would be the title? Either The Business of Is-ness or Just Curious...   Where were you born? Lebanon, Indiana, USA   Where is the place you call home? Wherever open expression is valued   When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? It changed all the time based on the game I was playing, what there didn't seem to be...

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20 Questions with Andy Isham

20 Questions with Andy Isham

Andy Isham does custom woodwork, and is the owner of These Trees, which uses salvaged urban trees to create unique furniture pieces in Madison, Wisconsin. Hear Andy in episode 96 of The Path to Authenticity.   If your life were a novel, what would be the title?...

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