PRI & NPR Radio Journalist Naomi Gingold sat with me to discuss looking at America from the outside in, why it's okay for journalistic objectivity to be a dubious concept, holding true to your ethics and ideals no matter where you are, and the varied but parallel stories she covered in both Japan and Myanmar(Burma/Yangon/Rangoon). We also enjoy a dive into her love of/obsession with Burmese Hip-Hop (and the associated, forthcoming book), understanding a people through their pop-culture, the hidden sides of journalism, how we wish the current American conversation was being handled differently, following your heart and so, so much more. Above all, this episode is smashed to the rim with a look at storytelling through journalism, that is one of the most incisive yet universal story talks to date. Enjoy them juicy takeaways!
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UCLA scholar and Professor Ramesh Srinivasan joined me to discuss the future of the internet, humankind's relationship to technology, globalism vs. global community, and a lot more, as our first foray into his research and his book "Who's Global Village", (available now wherever you get your books!) Ramesh also shares very eye opening insights gathered in his ample time among indigenous and developing people's, from which our country could learn a thing or two, as well as perspectives we may want to adopt to have a healthy future interaction with both technology, and each other. This is a incredibly relevant episode, full of even handed commentary on our current political climate, how we got here, and how we might dig ourselves out, plus, how creators might do their part.
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Peter Kleeman (founder & curator of the Space Age Museum,) recently wrote a terrific article for Quartz entitled "If you want to change reality, read more science fiction."
He did not pen that headline, which couldn't be more evident when you hear that his perspective goes far beyond just reading science fiction, an instead cuts to the core of the science fiction experience-- the fascination with space, imagination, long term vision and planning, society, spectacle, and of course, the enthralling sense of mysterious wonder for exploring the unknown.
This is a tremendously inspiring, compassionate, universal talk about the human side of politics and society, eschewing party lines and labels to discuss the truth that WE. ARE. ALL. HUMAN. We go deep about how we are in this together and we need to start acting like it. It's episode after my heart, reveling in levels of my mind I love to explore.
Please share this episode everywhere, to help get the attention of JPL, NASA, Elon Musk and the like, as they may be positioned and interested in supporting the Space Age Museum. This conversation is (on behalf of Peter and the Space Age Museum,) a shout out to the pioneers and dreamers who are advancing science and society inspired by their own love for science fiction.
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Mike Dubisch joins the Storycraft podcast as the abby-normal co-host, bringing a new, much needed pulse to the show. We get in neck deep right away with a bristling indictment of misogynist Twitter trolling, fear of feminism, an obvious schism in American society, as well as the dreaded upcoming Presidential election and a whole helluva lot more.
If you have the habit of trolling people online and being vulgar, belligerent, threatening or hateful, this episode is ABOUT you, but probably not for you. Unless you just can't resist... But maybe just do us all the favor and steer clear?
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Erin Lim and I wrestled skype to get an incredibly layered, entertaining, informative, and life changing, yes, life changing discussion about the gamut of working in around the creative arts, making stuff, having family stuff and dealing with it as best you can, and what makes a good podcast! (I think we passed.)
Listen up for a particularly cool section regarding filmmaker Ryan Coogler.
Very excited and grateful for this excellent chat.
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