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The Carlos Whittaker Podcast
The Carlos Whittaker Podcast
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In a world more connected— yet lonelier— than it's ever been, Carlos Whittaker is bringing humans together all over the world. Backed... more

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Episode 27: Back On Assignment - Six Pillars For Pursuing Unity In The Midst Of Division And Rage

We’re diving into the madness. The madness that America is living in (yes, we’re talking about Trump). The madness that... more

18 Jul 2024 · 49 minutes
Episode 26: Leadership Series - Leading And Dreaming With Annie F. Downs

THE ONE, THE ONLY Annie F. Downs is on the podcast this episode!!  This is historical, people. Somehow, in all our... more

11 Jul 2024 · 53 minutes
Episode 25: Breakfast With Hassan - Our Serengeti Safari Guide

We’re having breakfast in the middle of nowhere. In the SERENGETI. With one of my new favorite people. If you’ve... more

27 Jun 2024 · 53 minutes
Episode 24: Leadership Series - The Art Of Encouragement With Jordan Montgomery

My friend Jordan Montgomery is joining us to teach us about the art and science of ENCOURAGEMENT.  Encouragement is a universal... more

20 Jun 2024 · 49 minutes
Episode 23: Getting To Know My Dad Before His Dementia...

It’s almost Father’s Day, so who better to have on my show than MY OWN DAD, Dr. Fermin Whittaker?! Many of... more

13 Jun 2024 · 43 minutes
Episode 22: I’m Spilling All The Secrets That You Want To Know About My NEW BOOK Reconnected PLUS A Sneak Peek Of The First Chapter

This book means a lot to me. I put my life on hold for it. I put a lot into... more

06 Jun 2024 · 43 minutes
Episode 21: Father Of The Bride Pt. 3 - Talking (And CRYING) Through My Daughter’s Wedding With The Women In My Life

Join me, Heather, Seanna, and Sohaila (and our friend Jacinda!) as we work through some BIG feelings about the wedding... more

23 May 2024 · 33 minutes
Episode 20: Father Of The Bride Pt. 2 - Wedding Countdown, Update On My Parents, & Why It's Okay To Feel All The FEELS When Seasons Change

Wow! Talk about wedding brain… At the time of recording this, we’re about to head to Jackson, WY for my... more

16 May 2024 · 17 minutes
Episode 19: Father Of The Bride Pt. 1: Tips For Building Your Parent-Daughter Relationship, Wedding Talk, & The Bride Herself - Sohaila Whittaker

Welcome to the first FATHER OF THE BRIDE episode! We are less than 20 DAYS away from marrying off my... more

09 May 2024 · 36 minutes
Episode 18: Talking About Some Of The Most Impactful Music That’s EVER Been Released With Brett Younker And Kristian Stanfill From Passion Music

This is a very special episode for me. I go WAY BACK in my feels as I talk with some... more

02 May 2024 · 39 minutes
Episode 17: One Of My OLDEST Friends: Pastor Matt Brown Talks Carlos 1.0, Being Young Leaders, And MIRACLES

We are rewinding time with this episode. Matt Brown knew me before most.  We’re talking about a season of my life... more

25 Apr 2024 · 56 minutes
Episode 16: My Wife Heather And Her Closest Friends Share Marriage And Parenting WISDOM That You Don’t Want To Miss

My daughter is getting married, and we are in the THROWS of wedding season.  She had a bridal shower this week,... more

18 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
Episode 15: How Do You Still Go To Church When You’re Not Sure How To Put Trust In Those People Again?

This episode is for YOU. Not everyone who is listening at once. Just you.  You know that I go to church,... more

11 Apr 2024 · 44 minutes
Episode 14: My Son Losiah Talks About TURNING 18, Parenting Teens, & So Much More!!!!!!

The baby of our family is transitioning into adulthood, and I have so many THOUGHTS!! Losiah and I sit down and... more

04 Apr 2024 · 1 hour,
Episode 13: The CREATOR of “Don’t Stand On Issues, Walk With People” - My Friend Mike Ashcraft

This is an episode I’ve been looking forward to for a LONG time.  My great friend and the creator of the... more

28 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
Episode 12: The Art Of Resilience - Tips For When Life Isn't Playing Nice

If it feels like you just can’t catch a break in life, this episode is for you. Today we’re acknowledging the... more

21 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
Episode 11: Overcoming Your Fear Of Sharing Your Work With The World

Have you ever created something that you’re really proud of, but when it comes time to share it with the... more

14 Mar 2024 · 33 minutes
Episode 10: Your Questions On Israel & Palestine Answered w/ Todd Deatherage

I LITERALLY had to hold myself back from saying “oh, that’s good!” every ten seconds during this conversation because it... more

07 Mar 2024 · 54 minutes
Episode 9: YOUR Questions & My Thoughts: Everything From Church Culture To Pickleball

It’s been a heavy couple of weeks, so this week I asked YOU what you wanted me to talk about. There... more

29 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
Episode 8: Is PEACE Possible Between Israel And Palestine?? w/ Todd Deatherage

This is a conversation I’ve been wanting to have for a long time, and I'm grateful to be joined by... more

22 Feb 2024 · 56 minutes
Episode 7: Kansas City - Mass Shootings Will End EVENTUALLY? Right???

Yesterday, we witnessed yet another mass shooting in America... This time, on the anniversary of another mass shooting. The Parkland High... more

15 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
Episode 6: Catching Up With Carlos & Heather

Everyone’s favorite guest is joining me today: my wife HEATHER!  We talk about why Heather left Instagram, what it’s like having... more

08 Feb 2024 · 43 minutes
Episode 5: Taylor Swift Controversy - Carlos' Version

I’ve talked about a lot of controversial things on Instagram, but I don’t know if I have EVER gotten the... more

01 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
Episode 4: The Mom Of A Covenant School Shooting Victim, A Woman Who Lost A Father And Son To Suicide By Firearms, And A Policy Maker With A Vision For A Safer World

Today we are courageously joined by Katy Dieckhaus, who lost her daughter Evelyn in the Covenant School Shooting in Nashville... more

25 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Episode 3: Navigating Political Conversations While Preserving Relationships

Get ready! We’re talking about how to navigate political conversations while PRESERVING relationships.  Sounds kind of impossible, right? I promise it’s... more

18 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
Episode 2: Conversations on Race in 2024 w/ Latasha Morrison

Today we remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—we remember his dream, the progress for Civil Rights that he helped... more

11 Jan 2024 · 58 minutes
Episode 1: The State of the Union

I’m so glad you’re here. Today we say goodbye to Human Hope, and I’m a little emotional about the change,... more

04 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
The Non-Goal-Setter’s Guide to 2024

It's the week between Christmas and New Years, and a lot of people are reflecting on the year that's gone... more

28 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Episode 139: When The Holidays Are Hard

Let me ask you a question: How are you feeling this holiday season? A) I’m feeling the Christmas magic! Grateful!  B) I’m... more

21 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
Episode 138: Update From Tokyo with Sohaila and Heather

This week is a special treat! My beautiful wife Heather and beautiful daughter Sohaila are joining me!!!! We are currently... more

14 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
Episode 137: A Conversation With Christianity Today's Editor in Chief, Dr. Russell Moore

Today joining me is my friend Russell Moore. He is RUNNING Christianity Today. I have followed him and what I... more

07 Dec 2023 · 47 minutes
Episode 136: A Jaw Dropping Conversation with Mi Papá

I CANT EVEN WITH THIS EPISODE!!! There are so many jaw dropping moments! My Tia Nancy and my Papa came... more

30 Nov 2023 · 45 minutes
Episode 135: Policing in America w/Ex-NYPD Officer Edwin Raymond

I FINALLY FINISHED MY MANUSCRIPT!!!! This book I turned in has taken it OUT of me but it is off... more

16 Nov 2023 · 41 minutes
Episode 134: Hope For the Innocent Part 2 w/Wayne Burgess

This week is part two of our mini series, Hope for the Innocent. We have my new friend Wayne Burgess... more

09 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
Episode 133: Hope for the Innocent Part 1 w/Artis Whitehead

We are taking the next two weeks about something that goes unnoticed in our society. There are THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS... more

02 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
Episode 132: Is There A "Perfect Time" To Go and DO w/ Chris and Sara

This episode is such a GIFT. We are being joined by two dear friends to me. I know we wrapped... more

26 Oct 2023 · 47 minutes
Episode 131: It's Never Too Late Series - Creating The Life You Want Right Now

It’s the last episode of the It’s Never Too Late series and I have loved hearing about the ways this... more

19 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
Episode 130: It's Never Too Late Series w/ Executive Pastor Phil Rasmussen

We are on week TWO of the It’s Never Too Late Series and I am so excited for you to... more

12 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Episode 129: It's Never Too Late Series w/ Middle-Age Fitness Queen Mimi Ison

What is up, Human Hope Familia?! I’ll tell you what’s up— my age. That’s right. You know I turned 50... more

05 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
Episode 128: What Bees Can Teach Us About LIFE with Jay Williams

I LOVE BEES!! And today we are talking ALL about bees!  When I learned about bees and how they operate, I... more

28 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Episode 127: Owning Your Heritage (And Writing A BOOK About It) With Johanna Rojas Vann

Human Hope familia, let me introduce you to my new friend and this show’s VERY FIRST novelist: Johanna Rojas Vann!!!  When... more

21 Sep 2023 · 40 minutes
Episode 126: Learning to Dream and Learning to Let Go with Wade Joye

We just wrapped up our parenting series last week and this week, while we’re not talking about parenting, I AM... more

14 Sep 2023 · 54 minutes
Episode 125: Parenting Series - The Working Mom with Paula Faris

Insta Familia!!! I am SO excited to wrap up the Parenting Series with my friend, Paula Faris. Paula Founded CARRY... more

07 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Episode 124: Parenting Series - Navigating Phones and Kids

This is quite possibly the MOST REQUESTED topic y'all ask me to talk about when it comes to parenting. That's... more

31 Aug 2023 · 33 minutes
Episode 123: Parenting Series - Building Your Community with Our Best Friends, Blake and Allie

This week, we have two of our very best friends, Blake and Allie. We raised our kids together. At least... more

24 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Episode 122: Parenting Series - My Kids' AMAZING Therapists, David Thomas and Sissy Goff

My kids' therapists are here!! I am SO grateful for David Thomas and Sissy Goff. They are the hosts of... more

17 Aug 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 121: Parenting Series - Carlos and Heather Answer YOUR Questions

Your Favorite, Heather Whittaker is HERE to begin the series on Parenting! If you have ANY kids in your life,... more

10 Aug 2023 · 45 minutes
Episode 120: The Most POWERFUL Story of Forgiveness and Reconciliation You Will Hear w/Mathais and Steven

I am FINALLY home from Rwanda and in Nashville for a minute before going out on TOUR!!! Last week’s episode with... more

03 Aug 2023 · 58 minutes
Episode 119: The Rwandan Genocide From Someone Who Lived it ALL with Pastor Emmanuel

INSTAFAMILIA! WE DID IT! You helped us raise money for a church building, Hope Center, AND a school in Rwanda!!!!! I've... more

27 Jul 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 118: How We Can SEE Humans and Help End Hunger Around the World w/ Eugene Cho

This week, we have an incredible conversation with my friend Eugene. Eugene is an advocate for justice, an intellectual, and... more

20 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Episode 117: The Effects of Doom Scrolling

We do NOT have the capacity to consume the amount of content we are consuming…  We are not designed to continue... more

13 Jul 2023 · 39 minutes
Episode 116: Why The 4th of July Might Feel Complicated & Why That’s Okay…

Roman candles, fireflies, and sweet tea… I LOVE the Fourth of July. I love this country and the ideas that... more

06 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
Episode 115: Real, Rich, & Thick Friendship with the Black Aunties

It’s time OFFICIALLY meet the Black Aunties! A few of these ladies have been on the show before, but today they... more

29 Jun 2023 · 56 minutes
Episode 114: Mental Health Series - Healing Our Trauma with Dan Allender

It is our final week of the Mental Health Series and these have been some of my FAVORITE episodes of... more

22 Jun 2023 · 54 minutes
BONUS EPISODE: JUNETEENTH - If you want to depoliticize Juneteenth, this episode is for you....

Welcome to the Juneteenth BONUS episode! It’s been a HOT minute since we’ve addressed any conversations on race so today,... more

19 Jun 2023 · 35 minutes
Episode 113: Mental Health Series - Our Bodies and Trauma with Kobe Campbell

My new friend, Kobe, is a therapist in Charlotte, NC and she is on the cutting edge of what therapy... more

15 Jun 2023 · 54 minutes
Episode 112: Mental Health Series - CEO of Onsite Workshops, Miles Adcox

I absolutely LOVED this conversation with the man, the myth, the legend - my friend, Miles Adcox. Miles is the... more

08 Jun 2023 · 56 minutes
BONUS EPISODE: Who Is Annie F. Downs & Why Am I Touring With Her?!

YOU GUYS! I'M GOING ON TOUR NEXT WEEK!! I get to spend the month of June on the Here For You... more

02 Jun 2023 · 39 minutes
Episode 111 - Mental Health Series: My Therapist - Al Andrews

Welcome to our first episode of our Mental Health Series! Over the next few weeks we are  going to be... more

01 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Episode 110: Father of the Bride

So many of you have asked me all about what the last few weeks have felt like. I get deep into... more

25 May 2023 · 49 minutes
The Carlos Whittaker Podcast
Episode 114: Mental Health Series - Healing Our Trauma with Dan Allender
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It is our final week of the Mental Health Series and these have been some of my FAVORITE episodes of ALL. TIME.  This... more