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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Drew Tarvin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Drew Tarvin, often where they are interviewed.

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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Drew Tarvin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Drew Tarvin, often where they are interviewed.

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Introversion 11.0: Drew Tarvin

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Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. As a speaker, he has delivered more than 500 talks in front of 35,000+ people. As an author, he has written three best-selling books, including Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work. As a thought leader, he has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and FastCompany. He has been the guest on more than 40 podcasts, has a social reach of more than 25,000 followers, and his TEDx talk has been viewed over 7 million times. 

To connect with him further online you can find him at and also @drewtarvin everywhere on social media.  Also (as mentioned in the podcast), check out

Jul 07 2020

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#2: How Humor Makes Everything About Work Better, with Drew Tarvin

Work Like a Human
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Laughter makes most things better, especially work. Even if we don't invite co-workers into our personal lives, work is always more satisfying when we are comfortable enough to joke around with our colleagues. On the surface this seems simple, but there's actually a lot going on here, and Drew Tarvin wants to talk about it.

Humor helps us get more and better work done. And the good news is you don't need to be an innately hilarious person to use humor to have better working relationships, more memorable presentations, and more effective meetings. 

Drew Tarvin is a Humor Engineer and the founder of Humor That Works. In this episode of Work Like a Human, Drew shares his personal journey from engineering to stand-up comedy to humor consulting. He talks about the research behind why humor is so effective. And he lays out a simple three-part framework anyone can use to gain all the benefits of humor at work. This means you'll work more like a human!

May 18 2020



#226 How to Use Humor (Even If You’re Not Funny): Lessons for Leaders From Stand-up Comedian Drew Tarvin

Success Through Failure with Jim Harshaw Jr
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Action Plan: Free Clarity Call:

DREW TARVIN is the world's first humor engineer, teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as a stand-up comedian, he reverse-engineers the skill of humor in a way that is practical, actionable, and gets results in the workplace. Through his company, Humor That Works, Drew has worked with more than 35,000 people at over 250 organizations, including the US Navy, ESPN, Microsoft, and the FBI. He is a bestselling author; has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fast Company; and his TEDx Talk has been viewed more than 5 million times.

If you don’t have time to listen to the entire episode or if you hear something that you like but don’t have time to write it down, be sure to grab your free copy of the Action Plan from this episode-- as well as get access to action plans from EVERY episode-- at

Let's connect:

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About Your Host Jim Harshaw

My name is Jim Harshaw. And I know where you’re at. You’re working hard and qualified for what you do but you aren’t getting what you want. You have plans on getting to the C-suite or launching a business but ultimate success seems as far away today as ever. You’re in the right place because you can get there from here.

And I can help.

Who I Am

I’m a speaker, coach, and former Division I All-American wrestler that helps motivated former athletes to reach their full potential by getting clarity on what they really want and taking aggressive action to lead their ideal life not just despite their prior failures but because of them.

I’m a husband and father of four. And I’m a serial entrepreneur. I’ve launched multiple successful businesses as well as the obligatory failed one. I’ve been the executive director of a non-profit and have raised millions of dollars. I’ve worked in sales. I’ve even been a Division I head coach. While I was born in a blue-collar home I have spent my life surrounded by Olympians, CEO’s and millionaires.

Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

I’ve been lucky.

I’ve learned the habits of successful people and guess what. You’re just like them. I know because I know your type. You’re programmed for hard work, which is a prerequisite for success, but you’ve never been shown how to use what you know to create the life you want with the tools you have.

I will show you how.

Why You Are Here

You've worked hard to achieve greatness. You’ve set goals and maybe even set records. You’ve definitely failed and you’ve at some point found yourself questioning if you were on the right track.

You need to understand this: You are far more prepared to succeed than those who’ve not tried, competed, struggled and overcome like you have. That’s the value of your education as someone who aims high. You are prepared to be as successful as your wildest dreams will allow.

Here I will teach you, with the help of brilliant minds that have been shaped by failure, struggle, and adversity, to be who you want to be. I sense that you want this because you have read this far.

To take the next step today, click here.


Website | Facebook | Twitter

Dec 08 2019



123 Drew Tarvin on Selling a Topic No One's Searching For

Steal the Show with Michael Port
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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about adding humor to our speeches and our lives.

Drew Tarvin, the world’s first Humor Engineer, with more than 5 million views of his TEDx talk, the “Skill of Humor,” shows us how to infuse the funny into our content and keep on improving despite the haters and the hecklers. Read more at

Nov 11 2019

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19. Engineering Humor with Drew Tarvin

The Chase with Daniel Ocho
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This week on The Chase, Drew Tarvin talks about how he what was one his dream job at Proctor & Gamble to pursue a job teaching people how to use humor at the workplace. 

Follow The Chase Podcast on Instagram: @thechasepod If you have anyone you'd like to see interviewed for the show, you can email us at:

Oct 31 2019


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Are you funny? Most people aren’t overly funny but humor is something you can learn as a skill and use to make better connections, to stand out & to deliver a message that people pay attention to. In this episode, I’m talking to Drew Tarvin, author of Humor That Works. Drew shares great ideas that you can use! Find out more about Drew’s book at, on Twitter @drewtarvin and his Ted Talk at

Oct 22 2019


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Today’s guest is the world’s first Humor Engineer, teaching people how to get better results while using humor and having more fun.

While working in the corporate world, he observed how using humor at work helped him be more effective with the hardest thing he had to manage: fellow human beings. He discovered that research shows that people who use humor well get promoted, make more money, are more productive, and enjoy their work more. He left the corporate position and started his own company, Humor That Works.

He has worked with thousands of people at over 250 organizations, including P&G, Microsoft, and the International Association of Canine Professionals. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and FastCompany, and his TEDx talk on humor has been viewed more than 4 million times.

Please join me in welcoming Andrew Tarvin.

Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration!
In this episode we discuss:

his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is not a position or title you have but rather an attitude in action. It’s you actually out there doing something.”
how he got into improv.
his analytical and conscious process for moving away from PNG and into his own business.
his three steps for having a conversation with anyone.
how he follows up with people to keep relationships strong.
the tools he has gained for being an introvert who enjoys connecting to other people.


Drew Tarvin on LinkedIn and Twitter.
His TEDx Talk “The Skill of Humor”

Books mentioned in this episode:

"The United States of Laughter: One Comedian's Journey Through All 50 States" by Andrew Tarvin
“Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work” by Andrew Tarvin
“501 Ways to Use Humor to Beat Stress, Increase Productivity, and Have Fun at Work” by Andrew Tarvin
“Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It” by Dorie Clark
“How to Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie
Other Resources:

Listen to my interview with Dorie Clark.
Learn more about the Applied Improvisation Network.
Learn more about Jason Hewlett.
Learn more about the National Speakers Association.

About Robbie:
Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker and relationship-based business strategist who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by both Inc. and Lifehacker. He works with associations to increase retention, engagement, and member value by creating more welcoming and inclusive conference experiences.

He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly.

He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, and Northeastern University.

Robbie is the host of On the Schmooze podcast which features his networking strategies and talented professionals sharing untold stories of leadership and networking.
Keynote Speaker
Interested in booking Robbie to speak? At you'll find video clips and a description of his signature session, Art of the Schmooze.

Call 617-600-8240 to speak directly with Robbie.
Relationship-Based Business Strategist

Sep 10 2019



151 More Humor – Better Work - Drew Tarvin

The Go-Giver Podcast
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Humor, Work, Business, Relationships, Leadership


Is humor in the workplace really that important? And if so, what if you’re just not that funny? Or is humor really about necessarily … being funny? And can it be learned? That and more on today’s show.

Interview with Drew Travin

You’ll discover:

  • Why humor at work isn’t just a good idea...but is actually essential.
  • Drew’s recognition that being effective was more important than being efficient. 
  • The benefits of using humor at work.
  • The #1 reason people don’t use humor at work.
  • The essence of inappropriate humor.
  • Examples of people whose leadership ability improved once they understood and implemented humor with their team.

3 parts of the skill of humor:

  1. Sense of humor: Can you experience humor?
  2. Ability to humor: Can you create humor?
  3. Agency with humor: Can you apply humor?

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  • Learn from the great @drewtarvin “The Skill of Humor” and why it’s so important to a healthy and productive workplace on this episode of The Go-Giver Podcast.
  • Tweet: A sense of humor is something everyone has. The ability to humor is something anyone can learn.~ @drewtarvin on this episode of The Go-Giver Podcast.
  • Tweet: Is humor in that workplace really that important? Only if you want to be much more productive, and more profitable. Wonderful wisdom from “Humor Engineer” @drewtarvin on this episode of The Go-Giver Podcast.

Interview Links

Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work by Andrew Tarvin

Drew’s TEDx Talk: “The Skill of Humor”

Hire Drew to Speak

Connect with Drew on Facebook

Connect with Drew on LinkedIn

Follow Drew on Twitter

Follow Drew on Instagram

Drew’s YouTube channel


The Go-Giver Influencers Facebook LIVE Show

Order The Go-Giver Influencer

Sell The Go-Giver Way Audio Program

The Go-Giver Leader 

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Aug 27 2019



Episode 196: Humor as a Science, with Drew Tarvin

Absolute Advantage Podcast
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Drew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with thousands of people at 200+ organizations, including Microsoft, the FBI, and the International Association for Canine Professionals. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and TEDx, and has delivered programs in 50 states, 20+ countries, and 6 continents. He loves the color orange and is obsessed with chocolate.

— The term ‘humor engineer’ might seem completely foreign, because Drew Tarvin coined it himself. His work focuses on becoming effective with humans, and he is driven by the discovery that similar skills are needed to be successful in both comedy and leadership.

In this episode of The Absolute Advantage, Andrew Tarvin discusses a powerful shift in mentality that can generate positive momentum in the workplace and the direct benefits of integrating humor into your communication.

You can use humor to get your team to pay attention, and if you do that consistently people want to experience it in your meetings. But, although it is not a perfect strategy in every situation, humor can be used more than we realized to change perspectives and get people to experience a change of state.

Tune in to this week’s episode of The Absolute Advantage podcast to learn how you can start implementing strategic humor to make a difference in the workplace.

Ways to contact Drew Tarvin:

Aug 07 2019



SPOS #678 - Drew Tarvin Wants More Humor At Work

Six Pixels of Separation Podcast - By Mitch Joel
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Welcome to episode #678 of Six Pixels of Separation.

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #678 - Host: Mitch Joel. Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. Through his company, Humor That Works, Drew helps brands to be more productive, less stressed, and happier. Combining his background in business with his experience as an international comedian, his programs are engaging, entertaining, and effective. Prior to starting his company, Drew was a top-rated project manager at Procter & Gamble, managing million dollar projects for a $350 million business. He is also an accomplished comedian, having performed in more than 1,000 shows all around the world. Drew is the best-selling author of Humor That Works - The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work, and his TEDx talk has been viewed close to 5 million times. Drew is good friend, and a fascinating character. Enjoy the conversation...

Jul 07 2019