The Thinking Knot Podcast

by a. charles & Cap

The Thinking Knot is a podcast developed to help those who are trying to become . . . better . . a little bit better today than yesterday. It is an honest dialogue about the real-life challenges we each encounter as we strive to become the people we want to be, learning to lead with kindness.  

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E19 - Season One Recap

    S01 E19 - Season One Recap

    In this episode, Cap goes solo to share his favorite things from the first season of the podcast. Please help the friends decide if they should do a second season of the podcast by going to and filling out ...

  • S01 E18 - Made of Stars

    S01 E18 - Made of Stars

    In this last full episode of Season One, the friends talk about spirituality, love, and the intersection of science, faith and spirit. Along the way, Charlie discusses the symbols of religion and how friendship and spirituality go...

  • S01 E17 - Well . . . Red

    S01 E17 - Well . . . Red

    This episode was recorded several weeks ago, as Cap was coming out of quarantine and so the two friends are recording remotely. In this episode, Charles responds to an article that Cap found on the eleven things your therapist wan...

  • S01 E16 - Ten Random Cards - July 2022

    S01 E16 - Ten Random Cards - July 2022

    The friends have some good laughs and a few contemplative moments as they discuss material written out on ten random and brightly colored cards. From Uvalde to finding wonder in your 'second life', Charles and Cap cover a variety...

  • S01 E15 - HELP!

    S01 E15 - HELP!

    In this episode, the friends discuss the feeling of helplessness, including some research as background and five things people can try if they are feeling helpless. Along the way, Charles talks about how to get into a conversation...