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The New Constructivist is about pursuing ethical or meaningful work and the craft of making new things in complicated, uncertain times. In covering big ideas and real-world tactics, we share new ways of looking at work, how we spend our time, and how we make and spend money. Each month we talk to someone from a variety of fields doing innovative work. Topics include modern workplaces, ethics in tech, cities + local economies, craft + trades, healthy + sustainable food systems, consumer + lifestyle habits, education + training, organizing for change, and economic + organizational systems.

The New Constructivist is about pursuing ethical or meaningful work and the craft of making new things in complicated, uncertain times. In covering big ideas and real-world tactics, we share new ways of looking at work, how we spend our time, and how we make and spend money. Each month we talk to someone from a variety of fields doing innovative work. Topics include modern workplaces, ethics in tech, cities + local economies, craft + trades, healthy + sustainable food systems, consumer + lifestyle habits, education + training, organizing for change, and economic + organizational systems.
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United States

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The New Constructivist is about pursuing ethical or meaningful work and the craft of making new things in complicated, uncertain times. In covering big ideas and real-world tactics, we share new ways of looking at work, how we spend our time, and how we make and spend money. Each month we talk to someone from a variety of fields doing innovative work. Topics include modern workplaces, ethics in tech, cities + local economies, craft + trades, healthy + sustainable food systems, consumer + lifestyle habits, education + training, organizing for change, and economic + organizational systems.

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English


Episodes

Karen Maezen Miller: Finding a Life (E3)

11/17/2018
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What happens to your career when you start to make a stronger commitment to your values? How does a spiritual practice manifest in how you approach work or the professional choices you make? What does Buddhist practice look like in modern-day America? This and more comes up in episode 3 with Karen Maezen Miller (dharma name: Maezen), a Zen Buddhist priest and writer. Maezen used to run her own successful PR business in Texas. She had a nice house, a nice car, and led a life dedicated to her...

Duration:01:08:12

Vyki Englert: Constructing Civic Services (E2)

7/9/2018
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For episode 2 we hear from Vyki Englert, a data strategist and product manager working in Civic Tech. Civic Tech at the most basic level is about building technology for government - two worlds with a lot to feel pessimistic about lately. However, Vyki goes into the unique spirit of the space in which people are trying to bring out the best in both to serve those most in need. Vyki talks about the realities of those working in, with, or for government. She urges us not to think of...

Duration:00:45:48

The Rational Dress Society: Constructing Clothing (E1)

5/15/2018
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For the very first episode, we hear from artist Maura Brewer & fashion designer Abigail Glaum Lathbury, collectively known as the Rational Dress Society. They discuss Jumpsuit, their clothing production line that addresses the biggest ethical dilemmas in fashion and demonstrate that alternatives are possible. As "the open-source monogarment for everyday wear to replace all clothes in perpetuity", it is made entirely in the U.S. in 248 sizes and available for purchase or as an open source...

Duration:00:59:41