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178: Sana Mustafa – The Activist Fighting for Displaced Peoples’ Access, Agency and Dignity

Sana Mustafa is this week’s guest. We’re back. I had a nasty Scotter accident back in Nov 2021, and as a result, had to take four-month hiatus to recover. Bones are all healed so here we go We recorded this interview just before the accident but given the recent geopolitical events and let’s call it …

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Functional Creative design

161: Sarah A. Abdallah – Re-imaging, Re-designing, and Re-creating With Functional Creative Design.

Functional Creative Design Founder – Sarah A. Abdallah is this week’s guest. As a polymath, innovator, and founder of New York-based bespoke Architecture & Design Studio – Functional Creative Design, we deep dive into Sarah’s journey prior to starting her design studio Functional Creative Design, working with Rockwell Group, Tony Chi & Associates, Perkins and Eastman, …

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Back-The-Neighborhood

153: What is Mark’s Story and What is Back The Neighborhood? The Furious Curious Find Out.

Our host Mark Fallows was recently invited to be a guest on another podcast, the entertaining and educational – The Furious Curious. Hosts, Charlie Quirk and Britton Rice asked Mark to join them and discuss the urban regeneration project, Back The Neighborhood that he, Elaine Castillo Keller, and Vanessa Barboni Hallik are working on, as …

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136: Cristina Jiménez – Daring To Dream And Fighting For The Undocumented

Guest Overview Cristina Jiménez Ecuadorian born, she became an undocumented migrant at 13,  founded United We Dream, the largest youth-led US organization, fighting to protect and defend the rights of undocumented immigrants at 23, a MacArthur Fellow at 33,  welcome this week/s guest, social justice activist Cristina Jiménez. In this double length episode, Cristina recounts …

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127: Common Goal – Jürgen Griesbeck Creating Social Impact Through Football (Soccer)

Guest Overview As a football fan since a boy and a believer that sport and football have the power to create social impact, I am so privileged to have the opportunity to interview this week’s guest Jürgen Griesbeck, Co-Founder of the game-changing organization Common Goal. Thank you, Ben Miller for the connection. In part two, we dive deep …

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120: Dr. Morgaine Gaye’s Journey to Food Futurology and The Coming Decade of Change

Guest overview  Dr. Morgaine Gaye’s path to being a leading thinker in Food Futurology was any but predictable. As an only child with a partying, Butcher for a mother and an ex-pat bodybuilding construction worker for a father, she grew up in a home with little money, love, attention, and direction. Self-parenting was her only …

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107: Evolution of Education & Impact of Covid19 – Maria Dantos Part 2

Guest Overview The evolution of education is Maria Dantos’s mission. She was born to a gregarious Greek immigrant father and ‘Mayflower compact’ mother. She grew up in her family-run haunted hotel in Vermont, with safety and freedom to play and explore her imagination. Immersed in abundant love she developed a world view of social justice …

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070: From Neo-Nazi to Peacemaker – Arno Michaelis: Part Two

Guest Overview  First of all thanks Stephen Hecht for the recommendation. Arno Michaelis inspirational leader for peace was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He grew up in a caring loving family but the combination of being told he could achieve anything while witnessing his artistic mother’s suffering from dealing with her husband’s alcoholism drove him to bullying and …

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053: Emily Oberman – Beautiful Weirdness As A Principle For Life In Design

Guest Overview  Emily Oberman – a partner at the international design firm, Pentagram, was born and raised in New York, to a graphic designer father and illustrator mother, discusses her prolific life in design and branding.  In part one of this two-part episode Emily recounts the impact of her upbringing based on the idea of …

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036: Reflections On Time

Having heard the diverse stories from our season one guests, I’ve reflected on curiosity, mental health, and serendipity. However, in this final reflection, I want to focus on something that weaves through all three previous musings. Time; its value, it’s scarcity and power.   We recently interviewed Carmen D’Alessio, Impresario behind Studio 54 and one of …

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035: Reflections On Education

The science fiction novels, comic book, and movies of the past are full of technologies from the imaginations of writers that have since been transformed to science fact and reality by someone who believed, what most considered impossible, to be possible. I’m old enough to remember the phone-like device from Star Trek that only a few years later ended up in my hands branded Startac by Motorola

Reflections on Serendipity

032: Reflecting on Serendipity

I’m going to start these reflections on serendipity,  It’s the underlying theme of this series, a word that’s often used but as a concept somewhat misunderstood.   Let’s start with its origins.  The origins of words always make for fascinating reading.  But ‘serendipity’ has a particularly interesting origin story.  The word ‘serendipity’ was invented on 28 …

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