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We aim to bring you relevant leaders and thinkers in the cultural landscape we call Cambridge. With Harvard and MIT and a bevy of institutes and leading tech companies we curate interviews around us that will change the way we look at the world and how we live. We think there is power in putting the Poet next to the Scientist and the Industrialist next to the Artist and the Social Philanthropist next to the Techie to capture this moment in time.

We aim to bring you relevant leaders and thinkers in the cultural landscape we call Cambridge. With Harvard and MIT and a bevy of institutes and leading tech companies we curate interviews around us that will change the way we look at the world and how we live. We think there is power in putting the Poet next to the Scientist and the Industrialist next to the Artist and the Social Philanthropist next to the Techie to capture this moment in time.
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We aim to bring you relevant leaders and thinkers in the cultural landscape we call Cambridge. With Harvard and MIT and a bevy of institutes and leading tech companies we curate interviews around us that will change the way we look at the world and how we live. We think there is power in putting the Poet next to the Scientist and the Industrialist next to the Artist and the Social Philanthropist next to the Techie to capture this moment in time.

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Episodes

Diana Yousef

4/3/2018
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GenX entrepreneur and social impact leader Diana Yousef, Founder and CEO of change:Water Labs, is bringing waterless toilets to refugee camps. One of the drivers for this Harvard graduate is that young women are often assaulted in the dark when they need to use the facilities at refugee camps around the globe. I sat down with Yousef to hear more about the waterless toilet she is prototyping this summer, and what she sees as opportunity and barrier in the social entrepreneurship space at...

Duration:01:00:22

John Palfrey

1/10/2018
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As Americans loudly hammer out partisan views on the world stage these days, colleges and universities have been drawn into the fray as campuses, with speakers and their mobile-enabled audiences, become venues for audio and video that has a propensity to go viral. What was once considered healthy student debate can easily become a political inferno with a viral international following. Factions have formed, aligning people into either diversity or free speech advocates. This bifurcation...

Duration:00:38:00

Hillary Chute

12/7/2017
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Hillary Chute is the Author of Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere and a Professor of English and Art + Design at Northeastern University. Her new book focuses on the maturing field of Comics, as she likes to call it, with the popularity of the graphic novel form. In this interview she breaks down the chapters of her book into Why Punk? Why Sex? Why Suburbs, and weighs in on the political power of comics, their cultural place in American history and the power of the drawn line....

Duration:00:39:54

Jennifer Childs-Roshak

10/24/2017
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Heidi sits down with Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, to debunk some of the myths that are being propagated in this country while all other developed nations and allies such as the UK, Canada, Sweden, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Finland, and (even Russia!) fund abortions using taxpayer dollars and see women's right to choose as a private matter between a woman and her doctor.

Duration:00:38:02

Abigail Bliss

7/13/2017
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An interview with our new reporter Abigail Bliss.

Duration:00:18:24

Marieke Van Damme

7/13/2017
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As we spent time scouring the city for GenX voices bringing us emerging ideas, Marieke Van Damme’s name kept popping up as a change maker. The irony is that she is the Director of a the Cambridge Historical Society, headquartered on fabled Brattle Street, but a few houses away from the poet Henry Longfellow’s house where our first President, George Washington, camped out during the revolution. The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, under her stewardship, where we met for this interview, is a...

Duration:00:23:03

Jessica Shattuck

7/6/2017
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Meet our first subject in our 20-part Generation X series where we hope to discover emerging ideas around us from the generation author Douglas Coupland called "Fantastical Creators and Heartfelt Storytellers" in his sleeper novel, GenerationX: Tales for an Accelerated Culture – those born between 1965 to 1980. You know, that tiny but mighty band of irreverent, anti-hero makers and doers hovering around their forties. These, the ones suffocating between the Boomers and their Millennial...

Duration:00:26:16

David Ting

9/30/2016
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In a digital age of healthcare, the security of patient files seems obvious. But in 2002? Not so much. Entrepreneurs are often said to be soothsayers and in 2002, David Ting founded Imprivata, a healthcare IT security company focused on keeping medical files private and locked online, allowing doctor’s offices and hospital physicians to more easily sign in to secure networks, whether text messaging platforms, electronic medical records, or prescribing databases. In June 2014, a decade...

Duration:00:37:53

David Edwards

3/29/2016
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Heidi talks with David Edwards, founder ofLe Laboratoire Paris,Le Lab & Café, andArtScience Cambridge.David now teaches at Harvard University and practices inside his labs in Paris and Cambridge. Today he is quickly becoming a leading thinker on scent integration into the digital experience, and his ArtScience Prize has been applied in schools and labs across the country. When one walks into his Café ArtScience in Kendall Square, it’s hard not to think you are tinkering in a Willy Wonka...

Duration:00:28:59

Rebecca Eaton

3/29/2016
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Heidi talks with Rebecca Eaton, The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS’s Masterpiece. Eatonhas brought American audiences Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, the recent hits Sherlock, Poldark and Downton Abbey— the most-watched drama in PBS history — as well as high-profile titles such as Mr Selfridge, Endeavour, Wallander, Prime Suspect, Cranford, Little Dorrit, Inspector Lewis,andThe Complete Jane Austen.

Duration:00:23:39