I found this specific epsiode to be the most valuable I have ever heard in terms of how to relate to people and communicate well. It focuses on leadership but applies to all sorts of relationships.
The lessons apply deeply to the sort of community, culture, cooperation, and teamwork that we want and need here at Snowdrift.coop.
This is the first podcast episode I chose to not speed up. I even had to pause and think for a while in the middle. And it’s the first I ever chose to save and listen to multiple times.
Update: I’ve since explored further stuff from Jim, per https://conscious.is — most stuff is public, not paywalled. They have a content-use policy that is FLO-ignorant but sincerely pro-social and well-intended (general acceptance of non-commercial use and adaptation, kinda shareware request to donate if you appreciate). I collected their set of meditations from Sound Cloud and compressed to ogg vorbis. Anyone who’d like that, send me a message and I’ll send you the files.
The Knowledge Project podcast is decent overall as well, though the episode with Jim was a standout. I also liked this episode with with the founder of DuckDuckGo: https://fs.blog/gabriel-weinberg/ — tons of Snowdrift-applicable stuff there, including policies and practices for good teamwork and decision-making in a distributed organization.