Podcast Snack: Mut-Menschen
The brain behind the podcast “Mut-Menschen” (meaning: “courageous people”) is EBS alumnus Peter Holzer. Find out more about his motivation for this podcast.
Since when does the podcast “Mut-Menschen” exist?
The first episode went online on 1 June 2018. Incidentally, with EBS alumni Christian Funke, a fellow student of mine, as a guest.
Why did you start this podcast?
In German, the word for courage is “Mut” and has only three letters. But showing courage in real life when we are in a dark valley of tears is a big challenge for people. Instead, it is teeming with do-gooders (“Gut-Menschen”) who prefer to keep their mouths shut for fear of causing a stir somewhere. Or of angry people (German: “Wut-Menschen”) who not only shout far too loudly but are also hurtful and aggressive. And I’m willing to bet: whoever wants to look back on a fulfilled life was hopefully not a “good” (German: “Gut”) or “angry” (German: “Wut”) person - but a “courageous” (German: “Mut”) person.
There are a lot of podcasts out there – what differentiates your podcast from the others?
After I graduated, I worked for a private equity fund. The cancer diagnosis tore my career focus apart. And I needed the courage to fight for my life. I turned my back on the finance sector and started a new career as a business coach. At this time, I needed a whole lot of courage. And I came to understand: life is short. That’s why I make sure that I speak plainly with my guests - and that we don’t just talk about our lives’ beautifully glossy veneer. That’s why the podcast’s central claim is to be genuine.
Tune in – wherever podcasts are available!