Listen | Interview with The Distiller Podcast

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On Ruby’s 15th birthday (Ruby is my beloved beagle with dwarfism) I met up with Brandon Dawson, host of the Distiller Podcast. This was back in June, and it’s still one of my all-time favorite podcast experiences.

The Mercantile Library is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been a member for several years and my only problem is that I don’t go enough! When I got to the Mercantile, Brandon had everything all set up….including two beautiful coup glasses and a bottle of champagne so we could toast to Ruby. My kind of podcast interview!

 
 
Brandon Dawson and Cole Imperi toast to a small, 15 year-old-beagle on her birthday. This is the best way to start a podcast interview!

Brandon Dawson and Cole Imperi toast to a small, 15 year-old-beagle on her birthday. This is the best way to start a podcast interview!

So what is The Distiller Podcast about?

Brandon’s podcast features interviews with people involved in meaningful work. As a thanatologist, one of the things I study is what, exactly, makes meaning for people. What is a meaningful life, really? It’s different for everyone.

A Podcast About Work. Vocation. Calling.

Some people know from an early age what they want to do with their lives. Others go through their entire life in search of their “life’s work,” going from job to job, career to career, never quite feeling like anything fits. Either way, a lot of people constantly deal with dissatisfaction, or impostor syndrome, feeling the happiness that eludes them is just round the corner if only they could find a way to do what they truly want to.

Is this struggle a modern problem? Is it a sign of great privilege to even have options? Is the dissatisfaction so many of us feel actually about our work, or about what we bring to it?

The Distiller is a podcast about these questions.

Listen to Brandon’s interview with me here:

#38 – Cole Imperi On The Value Of Death To A Full Life

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to Brandon for featuring me on your podcast and to The Mercantile Library for being a special place to not only me, but to the literary world.

Cole Imperi, CTComment