Kevin started his career as a stunt man and martial arts choreographer. He is a Director, Writer, Producer and the Former Vice President of Lee Daniel’s Entertainment. Kevin’s is focused on expanding the idea of what diversity in filmmaking means. In his own words “It's important to me that the movie industry offers audiences a wide range of diverse voices telling stories.” Our conversation explores who gets to tell stories in the movie industry and the importance of representation in the writers room.Read More
K.M. Rice is a national, award-winning Screenwriter and Author. She’s worked for both Magic Leap and Weta Workshop. Weta create special effects for tv and film and are known for their work on The Lord of the Rings. On the episode, Kellie discusses the difference between Writers and Storytellers and shares her advice for overcoming writer's blocks. We talk about Creativity and how as adults we need to give ourselves the freedom to play. And play we did. On the show our conversation jumps around between Crowdfunding, Female Heroes, and Creative Manias.Read More
On the podcast we discuss how to save our planet. This episode is focused on How Soon is Now? From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation and how we can redesign our social systems to avoid extinction, global warming, and ecological collapse. Our conversation is centered around tech, consciousness, movements, capitalism, agriculture, and the environment. We also cover actions that people can take to help the planet and all of the living species on it. If you’re interestested in joining various movements around the world, there are handy links in the podcast post.Read More
“That was purely a belief holding me back. Our thoughts and our feelings are not real. They are ever flowing, and shifting, and changing. They are beautiful, and wonderful, and our imagination obviously creates (and those limiting and lacking beliefs) create a catalyst for us to create change. And for us to move forward. The limiting and lacking beliefs are the key component to keeping people anyone back from what they really desire. That loved, flowing life.”Read More
Esther discusses techniques from her new book How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results. Esther knows a thing or three about parenting. On the show Esther talks about building trust, how success is tied to delaying gratification, and shares her advice for retirement. We also discuss how children benefit from grit and the difference between Western and Eastern children when it comes to overcoming adversity.Read More
Alicia Forneret is a professional dedicated to creating new spaces for people to explore grief and grieving. We recorded this episode in the fall, in the beginning of the holiday season. A difficult time for someone who is missing their loved one. Alicia speaks about greed and gives advice on end-of-life experiences. Through Alicia I found out that ashes contain sharp shards. Something I didn’t know before. We also talk about the way we handle grief in the workplace. Her Dead Moms Club lapel pins help people commemorate, commiserate, and celebrate their dead moms. The pins are for everyone. A friend, a family member, and maybe even your own mother.Read More
A lifelong musician, Rebecca wrote her first song at the age of six. In College she studied Musical Theatre and went on to perform in various productions before starting a gospel group and becoming the music director at her Church. On the show we talk about her new song Destiny and how the term relates to our own individual journey. Rebecca shares her experiences on motherhood, love, faith, being a partner to Terry Crews, and composing music. She even spoke about Drake and the Grammys and we discuss the true meaning of success. Rebecca is also a Minister and this podcast was super inspiring.Read More
Gregory Stevens moved to Palo Alto since he wanted to live and work in a Progressive town. This episode talks about a lot of very serious issues but it’s highly palatable (and delicious.) Gregory is a bright and witty human who seems to never run out of energy. He became a Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Palo Alto — a Progressive Church. There he proceeded to question what Progress was and who gets to benefit from it. In a town filled with millionaires and billionaires, Gregory brought attention to the poor communities that are being displaced by gentrification, as well as Police Brutality. We talk about how we have to bring attention to dominant systems of power that are destroying our planet. Stevens says "Scream like hell when you see injustice. But don’t just scream — create. Your scream has to be a “doing". Create a space in which the world that you want is real. Do something that is not dominated by money. In the shell of this scary and dark world, we are creating a beautiful, bright, vibrant alternative. A heaven on earth.”Read More
We talk about her new book Disrupt-Her. A Manifesto for the Modern Woman. We talk about Entrepreneurship, naivety, business, women in business, LOHAS, and social impact. Her advice on fundraising and meeting people halfway is incredible helpful. Especially when it comes to raising funds for taboo products. I breathe a little heavy into the mic and interject excitingly. Miki had so many incredible ideas to share. Miki also talked about animal instincts in women and diversity and how they contribute to competition and the abundance mindset. Fascinating discussions abound.Read More
Savannah Em is a MMA Fighter. What makes her unique is not the fact that she's won her first two fights through knockouts. Or that her first One Championship fight was won in 81 seconds. It's the fact that this quite, shy, Illustrator can get in the ring and perform like a true warrior.Read More
On the show Masha talks about high risks, investing, and PR. This podcast is about storytelling. We talk about the power of the story when it comes to companies. Our conversation also covers tech and education. Masha discussed LVL5's tech for self driving cars and how the Piper Computer kit is great for helping kids learn programming. Masha also talks about offering value when it comes to fundraising. We spoke about how to make technology safe and how it helps us live as global citizens and stay in touch. On the show Masha shares details about how her company, Day One Ventures was inspired by Jeff Bezos and his approach to work. Our favorite topics of manifesting, love, dreams, and the purity of your intentions were an inspiring way to close the show.Read More
Rafael is a Brooklynite who works really hard to make the borough a great place to live, work, and grow for all. If you’ve recently been dancing in an NYC bar, it’s all thanks to Rafael’s work. He is responsible for writing a bill repealing the notorious NYC Cabaret Law from 1926 that prohibited dancing in bars. We caught up to talk about his recent bill to ban plastic straws in NYC. On the show Espinal talks plastic pollution and how it affects our waterways, the environment, nutrition in Brooklyn's food deserts, high Asthma rates in many Brooklyn neighborhoods that correlate with high vehicle traffic areas, the L Train Shutdown and how it relates to climate change, and also a new bill that he's working on that gives New Yorkers the right to disconnect after work.Read More
People matter. That’s the most important thing. How do we go about making people feel good, and grounded? And that they belong? That’s our job. Then how do we take action on that? That’s what it’s about for me. Listening to people, then forward momentum. Forward motion.Read More
Hawk Newsome is the President of Black Matter of the greater NY area. He is an activist, working at the forefront of the New Civil Rights Movement. Throughout his life Hawk has engaged in protests and activities to combat injustice. Over the past few years, he has worked tirelessly leading protests and seeking justice for the families of those slain by police officers. Most recently Hawk created controversy by speaking at a Trump rally. Resulting in mixed reactions from both sides. On this episode we talked a lot about love and dreams.
Daniele is an author, college professor, historian, martial artist, and host of the “History on Fire” podcast. As a huge history fan, I love Daniele’s show since it’s mostly about heroes, warriors, and leadership. Our conversation is focused on how we can become the best versions of ourselves. We talk about how to live a heroic life, bravery, wisdom, passion, discuss larger than life characters (like Crazy Horse, Jack Johnson, and the Pirate Queen) and more. This podcast is about overcoming adversity. As a historian we also touched upon how women have been left out of the pages of history books. In the words of Crazy Horse "Hokahey." Enjoy the podcast.Read More
Catherine Popper is an American bass guitarist, singer and songwriter. She is best known for her work with Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jack White (White Stripes), and Billie Joel Armstrong (Green Day). Popper is a member of an all-female trio called Puss n Boots (an alt country band) with Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson.
On the show we talk about how to make it as a (female) musician, how being musically diverse can inspire you, mosh pits, realities of tour life, the institutional bias that musicians face, advice for keeping bands and startups together by creating harmony, and our shared love of Sting.Read More
This episode is all about gender fluidity, love, fundraising, and overcoming fear. Andrea Berry launched a new website called Fluidity.Love - a company distributing narratives for people who like her, are gender fluid.
We also filmed this interview through Facebook Live. You can watch it at http://bit.ly/2jwerfD
Keith Stroup founder of NORML talks Cannabis legalization, Hugh Hefner, incarceration of African American Men, and Cannabis vs Pharma and Alcohol.Read More
On the podcast we talk about how to launch an MVP, how Mamas need flexible work options, how Mamas can advocate for themselves at work, how companies can help their employees develop empathy at work, and how advertising makes you resilient.Read More
Jamal Hodge is a filmmaker, writer, director, producer. On the show today we talk about pain, identity, hope, and power. His films strive to use darkness to show light.Read More