Tracking Wonder Podcast

Advance your most important ideas even amidst inevitable challenges.

Artwork by Ionut Caras

The Tracking Wonder podcast, hosted by Jeffrey Davis, raises counter-intuitive questions about how agile creatives and curious entrepreneurs can pursue a life of mastery and meaning.

Each Season tracks a surprising arc of themes that unfolds conversation by conversation.

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Each week brings you in-depth conversations with leaders, stories from change-makers, and provocative ideas from artists and scientists – all designed to inspire you to shape your best work with more possibility, impact, and – yes – wonder.

Season 2 : Designing for Wonder

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WORK | LIFE | MAKE | LOVE

“We ought to try, by the example of our own lives, to prove that life is love and wonder and that that nation is doomed which penalizes those of its citizens who recognize and rejoice in this fact.” – James Baldwin

What if in these trying times we could contribute to a culture of radical openness – a culture of wonder every day? What if wonder were not only accidental but also designable?

This season we examine the possibility of crafting meaningful work and memorable moments by fostering more wonder in our work culture, relationships, flow, customer experience, and more.

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Experience Design to Build Wonder at Work
with
Chip Heath & Chris Flink

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Can We Design for Wonder at the Clap of a Hand?

Are you a Wonder Designer?

We’re inviting you to tell our community of listeners how you are a wonder designer this season.

​​​​​​​It’s easy and takes just 3 minutes of your time:

In 15-30 seconds or less, state your name, where you live, and your url if you wish, and state in 1-3 sentences one way you are a Wonder Designer. This should be personal and personable. Not a pitch. Not a teaching.

For example, “Hi, Jeffrey and Tracking Wonder. My name is Abigail Madley. I live in Towanka, Washington, and you can find me online at bizbopboo.com. One way I am a wonder designer is by shaping educational experiences for elders that bring them more joy and happiness in assisted living.”
or
“I am a wonder designer because everyday I am fostering more connection with strangers in the city where I live.”
or
“I am a wonder designer because I am encouraging more open listening at the startup where I work.”
or
“One way I am a wonder designer these days is by having my three children sing for their breakfast. It makes a hectic morning pretty funny.”​​​​​​​
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​​​​​​​Listen back to your submission and when you are happy with it, click send!

​​​​​​​Your response could end up on the Tracking Wonder Podcast this season.

Season 1 : Quest

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In Season One, we examined the creative entrepreneur’s quest for meaningful work. How do we face inevitable challenges with a little less worry and a little more wonder? How can we convert pain into purpose? And how can we get the right stuff done without burning out?

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Cracked Open to a
Greater-Than-You Purpose

Epilogue

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Branding & Creativity
with a Higher Purpose

with
Marty Neumeier

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The Challenges of Long-Term Love & Creative Work
with
Susan Piver

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The Art of
Leading Creatives

with
Todd Henry

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Finessing a Healthy Competition & a Healthy Community

with

Dorie Clark & Jonathan Fields

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Lead Yourself First
with
Mike Erwin

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Cultivating
Your Young Genius
at Work


Halftime Show

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The Tension Between
Optimal Collaboration
vs Solitude

with
Pam Slim and
Leo Babauta

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The Power of Deliberate Unfocus, Rest, & Daydreaming
with
Srini Pillay and
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

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Getting Stuff Done
vs Dreaming Stuff Up

with
Charlie Gilkey and
Ishita Gupta

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Do We Find Purpose
or Test it Out?

with
Katie Dalebout and
Caroline Adams Miller

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The Quest for
Our Best Ideas

What Listeners are Saying

“It’s like inhaling the freshest, most reviving spring air!”
“Soothing poetry…that your soul just gulps in without needing to open your mouth. And the rest deliciously curated food for thought.”
“Tracking Wonder performs an amazing trick: bringing depth and practicality together with artistry.”
“Highly recommended for anyone–fascinating, provocative and full of wonder.”
| MEET YOUR HOST

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey Davis talks with psychologists and leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs to discover how idea-driven people flourish in times of challenge and change. His 12-year obsession has focused on how people doing exceptional work cultivate experiences of wonder, curiosity, and surprise.

Jeffrey has worked with high-performing professionals, NYT-best selling authors, entrepreneurs, and creatives to advance brands, businesses, and revenue-building frameworks that enrich a part of the world.

He heads up the team at Tracking Wonder Consultancy that shapes captivating brand stories & strategies for individuals and organizations.

As an online columnist on the psychology of creativity for Psychology Today, The Creativity Post, and Thrive Global, he combines elements of creative thinking, design thinking, story architecture, and collaborative problem-solving to the field of branding.

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Caras Ionut

Caras Ionut was born in Romania in the late 70s and is currently devoted to photography. Ionut loves the things that happen around so he always has a camera to capture moments, and then turn them into dreams and positive images of what he wants. We leave you to judge for yourself and be surprised with this wonderful work.

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