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United Planet Radio is a podcast where we chat with leaders, influencers and visionaries who spend time promoting United Planets goal of cross-cultural understanding. On our show, we have conversations which we believe work to connect others across the globe. In short, improving global knowledge through dialogue is the first step to generating a more united planet.

United Planet Radio is a podcast where we chat with leaders, influencers and visionaries who spend time promoting United Planets goal of cross-cultural understanding. On our show, we have conversations which we believe work to connect others across the globe. In short, improving global knowledge through dialogue is the first step to generating a more united planet.
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United Planet Radio is a podcast where we chat with leaders, influencers and visionaries who spend time promoting United Planets goal of cross-cultural understanding. On our show, we have conversations which we believe work to connect others across the globe. In short, improving global knowledge through dialogue is the first step to generating a more united planet.






It’s Never Too Late To Pursue An Advanced Degree – Mark Conway – United Planet Radio Ep. 22

Mark Conway, currently completing his master's degree in International Relations at Tuft’s University School of Law and Diplomacy, has over thirty years experience in the technology industry. As a leader in the technology industry, he spoke with United Planet to discuss advances in the industry, technology connection to medicine and his plans for the future. Over the last several decades, Mark has seen rapid growth in an ever-changing industry. His plan? To be as much a part of it as he...


Kyoto University Friendship Ambassador - Arwa Alkateeb - United Planet Radio Ep. 21

After obtaining her Ph.D. in Human and Environmental Studies and Medical Information Systems from Kyoto University, Dr. Alkhateeb brought her knowledge to Massachusetts Bay College. There, she currently resides as an adjunct professor and mentor coordinator. She has traversed the globe, attended top level universities in many nations, started up a community clothing center and was kind enough to take some time to sit down and chat with United Planet about her journey, interests and her...


Former Olympic Sailor - Dr. Gianpiero Menza - United Planet Radio Ep. 20

From an early age, Gianpiero has nurtured his passion for world travel, and for intellectual and cultural exploration. Through experiences gained during his studies and his competitions, first as a member of the Italian Olympic Sailing Team and currently as a competitive triathlon athlete, Gianpiero has had the opportunity to explore remote places and befriend people from diverse backgrounds. His experiences as a business consultant and as a private sector analyst with the United Nations...


Importance of First-Impressions - Max Noble - United Planet Radio Ep. 17

Max Noble’s first book Journey To Success, is an international best seller. His forthcoming book, First Impressions: The 42 Laws of First Impressions, provides detailed examples of how to succeed in both business and life. Max has had a successful career, working at top-tier firms and has now dedicated his life to sharing what he learned along the way. For the first time, we spoke with Max on an international call. His insights and story provide some great tips on how to think positively...


Vision for a More Inclusive Global Community - Sara Minkara - United Planet Radio Ep. 16

After losing her sight at age seven, Sara Minkara embarked on an inspiring journey. Her accomplishments as a young professional are driven by a need to see positive change in the world. She has worked tirelessly to implement programs across the United States and the globe to ensure that those with disabilities are henceforth included in the universal conversation. Her company, Empowerment Through Education, engages the global community in an effort to educate and stimulate dialogue to...


Obama Foundation Fellow on Youth Empowerment - Marshall Bizure - United Planet Radio Ep. 15

After emigrating from Zimbabwe, Marshall embarked on an endless journey of persistence and diligence. His inspiring ethos, which originated from his mother, is not only sensible it's infectious. Having graduated from the Kennedy School of Government with a masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University Marshal went on to co-find Africa Development and Investment a company where he acts as the Chief Operations Officer. In recent, Marshall has been granted a Fellowship at...


CEO of World Boston on Public Engagement - Mary Ynmeta - United Planet Radio Ep. 14

Mary Yntema is currently the President and CEO of World Boston, a company dedicated to engaging public international affairs and advancing cooperation between people of all nations. Her background is both extensive and impressive and she has over twenty years of experience assisting non for profit organizations. Having witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union, Mary become enveloped in the world of non-profit organization. Quickly, they soon became her desired profession. To date, Mary...


Building Global Community/Promoting Women Leaders - Dr. Gretchen Dobson - United Planet Radio Ep. 13

Dr. Dobson has worked in higher education for over twenty-three years. She is the author of Being Global: Making the Case for International Alumni Relations (CASE Books, 2011), the International Travel Handbook: Engaging Constituents Abroad (Academic Impressions, 2014), and editor of Staying Global: How International Alumni Relations Advances the Agenda (EAIE, 2015) and was recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the leading “Innovators in Internationalization” for her...


Somali Leader on Integration Struggles in His Community - Abdi Yusuf - United Planet Radio Ep. 12

Mr. Yusuf was born in Somaliland. In his later teen years he emigrated to the United States to readvanced education from the University of South Dakota. Since then he co-founded and acts as the Executive Director of the Somali Development Center. The center looks to help Somali (and other African communities) in Boston get access to constructive services, information and basic resources. In full, Abdi is a bi-cultural and bi-lingual administrator who speaks on vastly on his experiences as...


Service Learning Pioneer Talks Where the Learning Is? - Dr.Dwight Giles - United Planet Radio Ep. 10

Dr. Giles is one of the pioneers in Service-Learning. His book Where is the Learning in Service-Learning has provided many academics and volunteers with insight into the field of learning through service and education through experience. Dr. Giles is extremely passionate about promoting Service-Learning and believes that the future is bright. He is currently working as an adjunct professor at UMASS Boston.


A Global Entrepreneur: Willingness to Seek Adventure - Arvi Bahal - United Planet Radio Ep. 9

Arvi is one of the most well traveled individuals on the planet. His professional experiences expand across a variety of fields but his connection to the world is grounded in his love for travel. Arvi has a long standing relationship with United Planet’s founder and he was pleased to sit down with us to discuss his yearning for adventure.


WHONET: Groundbreaking and Free - Dr. John Stelling - United Planet Radio Ep. 8

Dr. Stelling, who spent time volunteering with the Peace Corps in Mali, spoke with us about the groundbreaking technology that looks to gather data in hopes of combatting large scale epidemics. His software is free and is designed to be implemented in hospitals across the globe. In addition to the software, which is used by the World Health Organization, Dr. Stelling is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an extremely well traveled individual and is diligent in his...


Radio #7 - Danielle Leek

Dr. Leek is an accomplished educational powerhouse. Her work has extended across a range of platforms designed to promote education and student learning. She has an impressive resume that speaks volumes and her drive to motivate others is infectious. We talked to Dr. Leek for a short while about technology in education, the importance of asking the right questions and why knowledge is the most important tool an individual can have.


Radio #6 - John Lowen

Born in Schenectady, NY, Mr. Lowen has accredited some marvelous endeavors. He is a graduate of the City College of New York and holds a degree in Cinematography. In 1985 he attended Hunter College where he received a Masters in Social Work. He is a man who is willing to confront the problems of the past and is unwavering in his pursuit of global connection. In short, Mr. Lowen is very much a Global Realist, looking viscously to find the answers to the many questions which arise throughout...


Radio #5 - Oudou Sanogo

Oudou Sanogo, born in the West African country of Mali, is currently working with United Planet as an International Programs Coordinator while simultaneously pursuing his Masters in Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability. He is a Fulbright Scholar interested in Education and Sustainable International Development and hopes to continue sharpening his skills to fight against injustice both in his home country and across the globe. His work for United Planet has given him yet another...


Radio #4 -Tania Del Rio

Tania Del Rio works in Boston as a Diversity Outreach Officer at the Mayor’s office. She has had an incredible career traversing the globe working as a Diplomat for Mexico in Columbia, assisting with community affairs in her neighborhood of East Boston and actively participating in United States government. Follow the link below to donate to Tania’s GoFundMe page for earthquake relief: https://www.gofundme.com/relief-for-mexico-earthquake


Radio #2 - Dave Santulli

Today, we spoke with our founder and President, Dave Santulli about his visions for a more united planet. Having been at the helm of our ship for the past sixteen years, Dave hopes to encourage others to follow a similar path. His urging for others to take part in this global community is only supported by his willingness to step in on his own, leading the charge towards global connections. His passion and drive only permeate throughout the company’s inner confines. It’s infectious and...


Radio #1 - Dr. Amara

Dr. Domenic Amara on the Key to Education, the importance of language learning and being diagnosed by an Ecuadorian Shamen.


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