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Evolve is a show to help you become a hero and solve the worlds greatest challenges. Brandon Stover interviews social innovators, entrepreneurs, and thinkers about the global problems we face and the solutions they have created to solve them. The goal is to help you find purpose & learn skills for social impact so you can contribute to these solutions or create new ones. Brandon asks thought provoking questions to the understand the complexity of issues from climate change to education, and reveal the the tools, tactics, and wisdom of these innovators to educate, inspire, and empower your success in leaving impact on the world. "They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs

Evolve is a show to help you become a hero and solve the worlds greatest challenges. Brandon Stover interviews social innovators, entrepreneurs, and thinkers about the global problems we face and the solutions they have created to solve them. The goal is to help you find purpose & learn skills for social impact so you can contribute to these solutions or create new ones. Brandon asks thought provoking questions to the understand the complexity of issues from climate change to education, and reveal the the tools, tactics, and wisdom of these innovators to educate, inspire, and empower your success in leaving impact on the world. "They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs

Location:

United States

Description:

Evolve is a show to help you become a hero and solve the worlds greatest challenges. Brandon Stover interviews social innovators, entrepreneurs, and thinkers about the global problems we face and the solutions they have created to solve them. The goal is to help you find purpose & learn skills for social impact so you can contribute to these solutions or create new ones. Brandon asks thought provoking questions to the understand the complexity of issues from climate change to education, and reveal the the tools, tactics, and wisdom of these innovators to educate, inspire, and empower your success in leaving impact on the world. "They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs

Language:

English

Contact:

5092700233


Episodes

Sibongani Kayola on Ending Global Poverty, GivingDirectly Cash Transfers, and Finding Meaningful Careers | Evolve 077

5/16/2022
Sibongani Kayola is Country Director of GiveDirectly Liberia, and someone deeply interested in the interaction between psychosocial factors and financial behavior. GiveDirectly is a nonprofit that lets donors like you send money directly to the world’s poorest households. Globally, GiveDirectly delivered $165M+ to over 534K households in 8 countries across 25 different programs in 2021. Sibongani joined the GiveDirectly Liberia program in 2018 and had a goal to deliver cash to ~12,000 people...

Duration:00:50:30

Robbie Bent on Breathwork for Mental Health, 8 Day Cave Retreats, and Overcoming Failure and Addiction | Evolve 076

5/2/2022
Robbie Bent is Co-founder of Othership, a physical location and an on-demand Breathwork platform featuring the world's best facilitators in the space. Years ago, breathwork, plant medicine, and hot/cold therapy helped Robbie turn away from a lifetime of alienation and addiction. Now, his mission is to create a community and safe space for people to feel belonging, connection, and emotional resilience without the social crutch of alcohol or drugs. His brand, Othership, includes physical and...

Duration:00:40:49

Brandon Stover on Changing Higher Education, Finding Purpose, & Being a Podcaster | Evolve 075

2/7/2022
Want the top 3 lessons and premium, detailed deep-dive show notes for this episode for FREE? Subscribe at evolvepodcast.substack.com Brandon Stover it the founder of Plato University, an alternative, online university that turns your passions into purpose by helping you master skills and launch a career solving global challenges. As a podcaster, he hosts the Evolve podcast. From climate change to education to mental health, he mines the wisdom of visionaries and experts for the tools and...

Duration:01:07:43

H.D. Lee on Using Education to Connect Students to a Higher Self, Finding Meaning & Purpose, & Building a New School | Evolve 074

1/24/2022
Want the top 3 lessons and premium, detailed deep-dive show notes for this episode for FREE? Subscribe at evolvepodcast.substack.com H.D. Lee is Founder of Nomadic School, which is dedicated to adolescents’ and young adults’ exploration of the beauty, truth, and goodness within in connection to Something larger than oneself. He is a seeker and practitioner of wholeness through living an authentic and inspired life. The life roles which bring him insight, healing and growth are son, father,...

Duration:00:52:08

Vriti Saraf on Web3 for Education, Breaking Educators into the Metaverse, & Education Silos | Evolve 073

1/10/2022
Want the shownotes & resources delivered to your inbox? Subscribe at evolvepodcast.substack.com Vriti Saraf is Founder & CEO of k20, the social learning community for global educators. They offer programs to engage educators, like masterminds, think tanks, incubators, and conferences, and a community of educators from all over the world. Vriti has worked with public, private, and charter schools both locally & internationally, across the k20 spectrum. An alumna of Teach for America & Relay...

Duration:00:57:07

Victoria Ransom on Education, Personalized Learning in Online Networks, & Starting A Company During A Pandemic | Evolve 072

1/3/2022
Want the shownotes & resources delivered to your inbox? Subscribe at evolvepodcast.substack.com Victoria Ransom is the Founder & CEO of Prisma, the world's first connected learning network for K-12 that fully replaces regular school. Victoria's track record as a serial entrepreneur comes from developing 3 companies including Wildfire, a social marketing software company, Victoria led the company to profitability in just one year and built the company to tens of thousands of customers, 400...

Duration:01:08:06

Carla Marschall & Elizabeth Crawford on Education, Creating a Just, Sustainable Future, and Finding a Coauthor on Twitter | Evolve 071

12/27/2021
Want the shownotes & resources delivered to your inbox? Subscribe at evolvepodcast.substack.com Carla Marschall & Elizabeth Crawford are educators, curriculum designers, and authors of Worldwise Learning: A Teacher′s Guide to Shaping a Just, Sustainable Future, which helps educators create a “Pedagogy for People, Planet, and Prosperity” that supports educators in nurturing “Worldwise Learners”: students who both deeply understand and purposefully act when learning about global challenges....

Duration:01:02:22

Raya Bidshahri on Education, Creating a School of Humanity, and Being an Education Entrepreneur | Evolve 070

12/20/2021
Want the shownotes & resources delivered to your inbox? Subscribe at evolvepodcast.substack.com Raya Bidshahri is a serial education entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and award-winning educator, and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the School of Humanity, a revolutionary online high school with a progressive model and skill-based curriculum. Raya works with governments, investors, EdTech companies, and education providers to ideate and execute revolutionary education models for the...

Duration:01:14:15

Zoe Weil on Education, Creating Solutionaries to Solve World Problems, and Systems Thinking | Evolve 069

12/13/2021
Want the shownotes & resources delivered to your inbox? Subscribe at evolvepodcast.substack.com Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), and is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement that works to create a peaceful, healthy, and just world for all people, animals, and the environment through education. Zoe is a frequent keynote speaker at educational, animal protection, environmental and other conferences and has...

Duration:01:11:18

How to Solve the Education Crisis | Evolve Research Documentary

12/6/2021
Want the shownotes & resources delivered to your inbox? Subscribe at evolvepodcast.substack.com Despite the transformation of our world in every context, education has not updated it's models to address the needs our current world. Education has failed to fulfill it's purpose in helping each student thrive individually and helping to better humanity as a collective. But how do we solve the education crisis? In this episode we uncovered the outdated practices and systems keeping education...

Duration:01:28:40

Celine Halioua on Solving Longevity, Building Biotech, and Going from Academia to Startups | Evolve 068

11/15/2021
Celine Halioua is the CEO and Founder of Loyal, a biotech startup developing drugs to extend dog lifespan. BUT with a twist! If this life-extension research and drug development works for canines, her theory is that it could lead to breakthroughs for the rest of us humans for age related diseases! Previously, she held various roles at The Longevity Fund, an early stage venture capital fund investing in companies developing therapeutics to treat aging. Celine has a technical background in...

Duration:00:38:31

Claire Schmidt on Making All Voices Heard in a Safe Workplace, Combatting Bias and Harassments, & Founder Challenges | Evolve 067

11/1/2021
Claire Schmidt is the CEO and Founder of AllVoices: A technology platform that enables employees to anonymously report bias, discrimination or sexual harassment to their company's leadership. By equipping companies with transparent data, leadership teams can actively work to improve their culture and move towards a more equal and just workplace. Prior to founding AllVoices, Claire served as Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Fox, the Senior Director of Giving at Thrive Market, as...

Duration:00:58:03

Rodney Campbell & Keith Richardson on Compassionate Conversations to Heal Society, Discussing Tough Topics, & Podcasting as a Social Experiment | Evolve 066

10/11/2021
Rodney Campbell & Keith Richardson are Co-Founders of More In Common and creators of the More In Common Podcast, a social experiment to prove that we have more in common than that which divides us and prove its beneficial to have conversation with people of disparate points of view. On their podcast they explore a variety of tough and controversial topics such as race, politics, mental health, child abuse, parenting, and many others with guests ranging from Kristen Bell to Jason...

Duration:01:08:00

Andrea Malone on Education to Dismantle Oppression, Finding One's Self, and Liberating Society | Evolve 065

8/16/2021
Andrea Malone is the Founder of Humble Teacher, a full-service online course platform centering liberation and anti-oppression work. Originally launching with only 5 courses, they quickly received over a hundred course signups within a month and have expanded their offerings to over a dozen courses addressing racism, diversity, equity, activism and more. Andrea’s passion for anti-oppression and liberation work emerged early on. Now she helps online instructors that share ways in which anyone...

Duration:00:49:55

Sidney Haitoff on Affordable Healthcare without Insurance, Disrupting the Healthcare Industry, & Building a Marketplace | Evolve 064

8/2/2021
Sidney Haitoff is the Founder and CEO of mishe, the Pay-As-You-Go Healthcare™ company that puts consumers in control of their care by connecting them directly with providers on the basis of transparent and affordable pricing; no insurance needed. Since launching in the fall of 2020, mishe has already welcomed more than 125 providers across seven specialties to the marketplace in just three months of active recruitment in San Diego. They are continuing to build out our provider network and...

Duration:01:05:45

Jaison Morgan on Incentives to Change The World, $100M Challenges, & Cooperation vs Competition | Evolve 063

7/19/2021
Jaison Morgan is the Founder and CEO of Carrot, a competition platform that puts many brilliant minds to work solving tough problems. As the market leader in the design, development, and operation of large-scale incentive programming, Carrot has over 10 years of experience and 100% success rate in allocating over 500 million dollars to teams developing solutions in wide variety of areas. Jaison shares how he built Carrot, his unique skills as founder for over a decade, and his mission to...

Duration:00:59:23

Moe Abbas on Apprenticeships for Economic Mobility, Building Marketplaces, & Education | Evolve 062

6/21/2021
Moe Abbas is Co-Founder and CEO of Acadium, an apprenticeship marketplace on a mission to accelerate economic mobility by making access to a new career accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Acadium started with the belief that anyone, anywhere, should be able to get the skills and experience they need to start their career without barriers like price, schedule, or location getting in their way. Acadium has raised $1M from top angel investors, and it has launched more careers in...

Duration:00:58:06

Turi Munthe on The Wikipedia of Opinion, Saving Democracy From Polarization, & Building Media Startups | Evolve 061

6/7/2021
Turi Munthe is the founder of Parlia, the encyclopedia of opinion. Turi is a media entrepreneur, venture partner, former journalist, author, and political analyst who is on a mission to empower civil discourse by mapping the entirety of the worlds opinions on one platform. So far, they have 5,000 members who have voted over 150,000 times 1500 opinions and 5,000 arguments all aimed at helping each other understand one another better on the issues most important to our time. And who better to...

Duration:01:04:06

Stephen Kosslyn on Building Education Startups, Active Learning, & The Future of Education | Evolve 060

5/24/2021
Stephen Kosslyn is the founder of Active Learning Sciences & Foundry College. Stephen is a serial founder, psychologist, neuroscientist, and expert on the science of learning with over a 40 year career in transforming education. After having written or co-authored 15 books, publishing more than 300 papers, receiving numerous awards, and being a center director at Stanford and a dean at Harvard, this brilliant researcher jumped at the opportunity to put his ideas into practice by becoming the...

Duration:01:09:20

Emily Kennedy on AI Technology for Good, Turning University Research Into a Startup, & Sex Trafficking | Evolve 059

5/10/2021
Emily Kennedy is Co-Founder & President of Marinus Analytics. Emily went form college researcher to tech founder helping thousands of victims in the $99 billion black market industry of sex trafficking, forced labor and slavery. What started off as a college research thesis on human trafficking turned into an internationally recognized AI and machine learning technology to identify and locate victims trafficking sold online and dismantle organized criminal networks. In their seven years of...

Duration:01:16:40