The Dr. Will Show

With years of experience as a therapist, stand up comedian, minister, and professor, Dr. Will brings his insights (and five graduate degrees) to conversations with interesting personalities, movers and shakers, and other big thinkers.
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The Dr. Will Show

Living, Laughing, and Thriving in Your Best Life

Feb 10, 2017

The notion of persons "Central Life Interest" has been studied for many years. Essentially it suggests that we reflect on where our primary passion lies between our work and our life outside of work. Dr. Tom Dukes and I discussed this important life topic that identifies the locus of our stress and anxiety. It's a rich intellectual topic that can you clarify the part of your life that needs to be fixed.

Feb 10, 2017

Matchbox StudioChat with Emily Carter on the development and success of the Matchbox Studio, a co-working site for entrepreneurs and independent contractors. It enables remote workers to exchange presence and ideas with other creative individuals. 

Matchbox Studio Lafayette 

Jan 23, 2017

Studies repeatedly conform that social isolation is not just an emotional problem, it is a full blown health crisis. It has devastating effects on our psychological and physical health. The Harvard Long Term Happiness Study did not mince words when asserting that "Loneliness Kills!"

Jan 16, 2017

Attorney Steve MillerAttorney Stephen Miller is a Judge in Rhode Island who became involved in the state's struggle with homelessness. He is now a leader in the effort to solve the problem and he shares the state of our knowledge about strategies that work. Informed conversation with a Judge who is an activist for those fallen through the cracks.

Nov 14, 2016

A conversation with Dr. Glenn Sparks, researcher on media effects about the impact of media - especially social media - on shaping attitudes and critical thinking.

Oct 31, 2016

Glenn Sparks of Purdue University has been studying the effects of exposure to frightening movies and television for years. We discuss advice for parents & children.
Happy Halloween!

Oct 5, 2016

Before the economic recession my speaking focus was on life balance. This emerged, of course, from the book Refrigerator Rights which documented the shocking drift toward social isolation that is having a ruinous effect on us personally and collectively. With the onset of the recession demand shifted toward stress and coping. But with so many people unhappy with parts of their life – either their jobs or their life outside their jobs – it's time to raise the issue of life balance again. Dr. Sally & I discuss the issue and the urgency connections

Sep 20, 2016

Sally and I grew up in the Christian church. My family was deeply involved in Catholicism and she in the Protestant church. For each of us, church was a central part of our growing up experience. And just like so many millions of Americans we have had great difficulty remaining interested and engaged in our religious practice. We talk about our experiences, our regrets, disappointment and anger, and our hope for a better experience.

Aug 22, 2016

Adjusting to the differences in cultural norms when living in Asia. The focus on collectivism and family is in stark contrast to many of the norms here in the United States. What does family mean to us compared to the experiences Dave & Jen are having in South Korea.

Aug 12, 2016

If you haven't listened to the MUMCAST you need to treat yourself! Rick is a long time broadcaster, musician, artist and one of the best conversationalist I know. My friend Rick's episode are delightful!

Aug 7, 2016

Dr. Glenn Sparks

While we may know this intuitively, Professor Sparks, an international authority on media and its effects on social engagement and disengagement

Aug 2, 2016

Dr. Sally Downham MillerSally is a national authority and speaker on coping with a loss. She was an active consultant with children and schools in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 in New York. She has run grief support group for years and continues to be active helping Individuals, families & communities.

Her wonderful book:

Mourning & Dancing: A Memoir of Grief & Recovery

is a penetrating resource for anyone dealing with a tragic loss.

Jul 25, 2016

Jane Boswell was one of the founding members of the Ninth Street Hill Neighborhood - a successful endeavor that has changed the quality of life for hundreds of residents. She talks about the impact isolation has on the lack of civility.

Jul 16, 2016
17 Pokemon Go as a Coping Strategy


Media scholar Glenn Sparks talks about the latest media/tech phenomena of Pokemon Go. We talk about the appeal and where we continue to go in the media evolution.

Jul 15, 2016
16 New York Comedian Scott Blakeman Part 2

More of the informative chat with friend and comedian Scott Blakeman. With years of performing nationally in comedy clubs & theaters. Scott is also a regular guest commentator on major news networks. He is a comedian with a purpose - promoting peace!! Enjoy a delightful conversation with my admired friend Scott! 

Jul 7, 2016
15 Comedian Scott Blakeman!

Scott Blakeman is a standup comic everyone in our business knows and loves. He's not only a hilarious performer but his career has expanded to a popular class on learning standup - his former students include John Stewart & Chris Rock. He is a regular guest commentator on national TV news programs and is a sought after performer by companies and organizations. Enjoy a delightful conversation with my friend Scott! 

Jul 2, 2016

Media effects scholar Glenn Sparks from the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue speaks about the power of media persuasion and its impact on the country's psychosocial health. 

May 28, 2016
13 Status on School Health

DR. SALLY MILLER joins DR. WILL for a conversation revolving around the current status of health in school-age children. Dr. Sally is not only a nationally recognized expert on grief and loss, but has spent many years working full-time in the public education sector. 

May 24, 2016
12. How Media Shapes Society's Behaviors and Beliefs

Purdue professor DR. GLENN SPARKS specializes in the emotional and cognitive effects of the media. In this episode, recorded over a year ago, he engages in a lively discussion with Dr. Will about the media's role in shaping society's beliefs and behaviors in regards to terrorist attacks and traveling abroad.

May 18, 2016

Therapist Pat Thorne specializes in helping people who have family members needing attentive long term care. She discusses strategies for keeping your own well being strong as you serve.

Apr 18, 2016

Glenn & I talk about current lifestyles in South Korea and Asia including trends in technology and global perspectives in an ever changing, ever younger Asia life.

Apr 18, 2016

Ever consider living in another country? With the turmoil here in the United States many either make the move or contemplate it. Dave & Jen have found a warm welcome and fulfilling life as teachers and musicians in South Korea. Enjoy their story!

Apr 7, 2016

In the flood of coverage and opinion about the presidential election most are aware that this is an unprecedented media experience with the surge of Donald Trump. Aside from the issues themselves what does this tell us about the evolution of media? Purdue professor Glenn Sparks, internationally renowned media effects scholar shares insights and perspective.

Feb 22, 2016

Ginger Kadlec is the newest addition to the Neighborhood of Podcasts. Her passion and interest in child safety is so vital to the wellbeing of families & communities. You'll love Ginger and will definitely want to subscribe to her podcast at

Feb 15, 2016
Extended interview with nationally recognized authority on grief & loss Dr. Sally Downham MIller. Know someone who is grieving a loss? What helps; what doesn't. What to say; what not to say. Helpful insight from an expert.
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