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Welcome to The Future Is Beautiful with Amisha Ghadiali. On this show we explore the weave between politics, spirituality, creativity and sustainability. The people, projects and ideas we meet here are challenging the dominant world story and creating a beautiful future. We share a new interview every Thursday. Every one of us has ideas and personal experiences to share that can lead us to a brighter future. Our global future is created by all of us, together. The Future Is Beautiful is the start of a new conversation for making that happen. How will you create beauty in the world? Discover more about our book and podcast at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co

Welcome to The Future Is Beautiful with Amisha Ghadiali. On this show we explore the weave between politics, spirituality, creativity and sustainability. The people, projects and ideas we meet here are challenging the dominant world story and creating a beautiful future. We share a new interview every Thursday. Every one of us has ideas and personal experiences to share that can lead us to a brighter future. Our global future is created by all of us, together. The Future Is Beautiful is the start of a new conversation for making that happen. How will you create beauty in the world? Discover more about our book and podcast at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co
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Welcome to The Future Is Beautiful with Amisha Ghadiali. On this show we explore the weave between politics, spirituality, creativity and sustainability. The people, projects and ideas we meet here are challenging the dominant world story and creating a beautiful future. We share a new interview every Thursday. Every one of us has ideas and personal experiences to share that can lead us to a brighter future. Our global future is created by all of us, together. The Future Is Beautiful is the start of a new conversation for making that happen. How will you create beauty in the world? Discover more about our book and podcast at www.thefutureisbeautiful.co

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English


Episodes

Adah Parris on Identity, Freedom and Inclusion - E38

11/2/2018
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How can we find freedom of expression in all our areas of our lives? "It all starts from us. What is my role and responsibility in expressing who i am? Nobody else can do it for us - can do it justice in the way that we can. It requires bravery and finding your voice." ~ Adah Parris In this episode Amisha meets writer, speaker, workshop leader and passionately curious polymath Adah Paris. Adah has diverse and numerous interests - from tech futurism to reiki, millinery to life-coaching....

Duration:01:25:26

Daniel Pinchbeck on Ecological Crisis, Systemic Change and Collective Action

11/1/2018
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How can we collectively act now to dramatically shift our course to a better planetary future? In this episode Amisha meets New York Times bestselling author and speaker Daniel Pinchbeck. His most recent book "How Soon is Now" looks at the ecological crisis as a rite of passage or initiation for humanity and proposes a "blueprint for the future". Daniel speaks about the disruptive breaks and shifts in consciousness required to address our global crises and the technological, systemic and...

Duration:00:58:35

Tyler Wetherall on Secrets, Story and Identity - E36

10/24/2018
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How do our stories shape us and how do we shape them? “I genuinely believe it is almost impossible to choose one version of the truth, one version of a story that stands alone... I like to think of everyone's different stories all together like threads in a plait, you chose which thread to follow when you tell a story.” ~ Tyler Wetherall In this episode Amisha meets author and journalist Tyler Wetherall. Together she and Amisha take a deep dive into our understanding of truth, lies,...

Duration:01:05:58

David Wood on AI (Artificial Intelligence), Ethics and Technology - E35

10/15/2018
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What must we understand today to make good choices about the technologies of tomorrow? In this episode Amisha sits down with futurist, technologist and author David Wood. David was among the earliest pioneers of mobile phone software in the days before the dawning of the world wide web. He has worked in mobile and emerging technologies for 25 years, and now acts as an independent futurist, consultant, and writer. David tells why we cannot leave the setting of appropriate limits and ethical...

Duration:01:16:26

Prabhavati Dwabha on Child Poverty, Education and Philanthropy - E34

10/9/2018
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How can one person make a difference to overwhelming poverty and suffering? “Life is better if you are honestly doing your best to make a difference for another being. If you know that in living your life - however you are - you are also making a significant difference for others who would otherwise have no chance… You live different, you feel different, you are different.”~ Prabhavati Dwabha In this episode Amisha sits down with Prabhavati Dwabha, a prolific humanitarian who left a career...

Duration:01:16:50

Jamie Catto on Creativity, Shadows and Panic Attacks - E33

10/4/2018
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Where does true creative inspiration come from and how do we invite it in? In this episode Amisha sits down with creative catalyst, musician and mischief-maker Jamie Catto. Jamie seeks to serve as a ‘walking permission slip’ for people he meets, giving permission for himself and others to express themselves more fully and authentically in the world. Together he and Amisha discuss the roots of suffering and melodrama in our lives, the influence of the patriarchy and how listening holds the...

Duration:01:19:06

Tiu de Haan on Ritual, Grief and Wonder - E32

9/25/2018
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What can wonder bring to our lives and how do we create it? Amisha meets Oxford-educated ritual designer and creative facilitator Tiu de Haan to dig into the world of wonder- what it is, where it comes from and how to make room for it in our lives. Together Tiu and Amisha discuss life, death and serendipity. Tiu tells stories of taking quantum physicists into the forest to play, going out on daily missions to find wonder and spreading ‘pronoia’ by putting love notes in cereal packets - as...

Duration:01:28:22

Sacha Stone on Self Actualisation, Activism and Sovereignty - E31

9/17/2018
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What is true human sovereignty and how can we reclaim it? "The true sovereign is the living man and the living woman of the living soil, we tend to forget that." ~ Sacha Stone In this episode Amisha shares a moment with former rock musician and founder of both The New Earth Project and Humanitad, Sacha Stone. We hear about his personal journey from early life as a war child, via a career in rock music and deep spiritual enquiry “in the solitude of poetry”, to his present work in the...

Duration:01:09:21

Roma Norriss on Parenting, Listening and Relationships - E30

9/12/2018
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How can changing the way that we approach parenting create a brighter future for all of us? “When parents respond to their children with connection, we will see adults who have a lot less hurt to act out on, and it's that hurt that drives us to plunder our planet's resources and make off-track decisions and fosters greed and consumerism and lack of consciousness around the planet. So when we are building humans that are less damaged, we are going to start seeing a world that is less...

Duration:01:02:27

Kriss Akabusi on Human Potential, Success and Happiness - E29

9/6/2018
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How can we identify and embody our greatest potential? "I didn’t make the first team in anything at school when it came to sports - which shows me how important the mind, spirit and emotions are to getting the best out of the body. I don’t think that you can get the best out of the body unless everything else is aligned." ~ Kriss Akabusi In this episode Amisha sits down with Kriss Akabusi, who has been many things including a soldier, an Olympian and a TV personality. He is now working as...

Duration:01:15:18

Almunis Alejandra Ortiz on Sound Healing, Indigenous Wisdom and Ayahuasca - E28

8/30/2018
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What does it mean to find our true voice? "We don't sing because we want to be loved back, we sing because we ARE love and that has infinite forms" - Almunis Alejandra Ortiz In this episode Amisha meets Almunis Alejandra Ortiz, a musician and sound healer who helps people find their true voice by tapping into the whole body as an instrument and vehicle of vibrant energy. Almunis shares her understanding of blockages in the voice, how to open a channel for sacred song to come through us and...

Duration:01:17:22

Jon Alexander on Citizenship, Participation and Consumerism - E27

8/23/2018
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How do we shift from our society from consumerism to citizenship? “We are in the dying throes of a consumer era of democracy where choosing between the options that someone else has designed is the primary form of political engagement.” ~ Jon Alexander In this episode Amisha sits down with Jon Alexander of the New Citizenship Project, a social innovation lab designed to promote the role of the citizen and encourage better participation in society. Jon speaks about the work underway to...

Duration:01:17:57

Servane Mouazan on Social Enterprise, Women and Networks -E26

8/16/2018
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What does it really take to become a social entrepreneur? “Women are active in the space where they have been historically confined to. It’s not something you are born with - that eagerness to help - it’s something you learn... and sometimes you learn it because you have no other choice with what’s around you.” ~ Servane Mouazan In this episode Amisha sits down with Servane Mouazan, who has spent over 17 years working with women in social enterprise as the founder and director of...

Duration:01:08:22

Peter Macfadyen on Democracy, Community and Local Government - E25

8/9/2018
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How can we change politics for the better to benefit our local communities? “This is about trying to create participatory democracy not representative democracy….It’s saying elect 17 people and then their job is to build a community where whatever it is you want to get done, you can - or at least have a good try at it - and there will be money and support.” ~ Peter Macfadyen In this episode Amisha meets independent local councillor Peter Macfadyen to learn how Frome (Somerset UK) is...

Duration:01:15:55

Mallence Bart-Williams on Patriarchy, Ancestry and The Womb -E24

7/30/2018
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How can we heal the feminine in our world from the inside out? "There is no redemption big enough to make up for what has been done to the womb." ~ Mallence Bart-Williams In this episode Amisha shares an intimate moment with multidisciplinary creative and social entrepreneur Mallence Bart-Williams. Working in partnership with the royal family of a tiny hidden kingdom in the Asian archipelago, Mallence is bringing to the world an ancient rejuvenation and holistic beauty tool,...

Duration:01:11:39

Nimo Patel on Simplicity, Service and Songwriting - E23

7/25/2018
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What does it truly mean to serve and where do we start? "I like the idea that we come empty handed and we go empty handed. It’s like two moments of nothingness that we are living in between....Nothing is mine when i'm here, nothing is mine when I leave, so can I live more in a way that I am offering more of myself to the planet when I am here?" ~ Nimo Patel In this episode Amisha meets musician and humanitarian Nimesh 'Nimo' Patel. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nimo received an Ivy...

Duration:01:11:51

Helena Norberg-Hodge on Corporate Control, Systemic Change and Localism - E22

7/19/2018
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How do we free ourselves from the controlling influence of multi-national corporations? "We are swimming in a sea shaped by corporate desires. They are not thinking beings they are structures shaped by blind reductionist thinking and ever larger scale and greater speed." ~ Helena Norberg-Hodge In this episode Amisha meets author, filmmaker and big-picture activist Helena Norberg-Hodge. Together they discuss the influence of multinational corporations in all areas of our lives, and what...

Duration:01:13:07

Jeremy Lent on Patterns, Integration and Meaning - E21

7/9/2018
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Why and how do we create patterns of meaning out of the vast expanse of existence? In this conversation Jeremy and Amisha explore the world history of our separation from nature, the human instinct to bring meaning and pattern into life, and how we work with the emotions that arise from this, so we can create a flourishing, beautiful sustainable future. "Optimism and pessimism are both cop outs, but hope is a state of mind that things can change. Whether we think they will or not there is...

Duration:01:13:18

Jo Royle on Marine Science, Ocean Plastics and Environmental Activism - E20

7/2/2018
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What action can we take today to help save our oceans from plastic pollution? "If you can work with nature, we can flourish together." ~ Jo Royle In this episode Amisha meets up with skipper, activist and ocean campaigner Jo Royle. Jo's work with Common Seas is focussed on reducing the threat from plastic pollution, working with industry leaders to eradicate single-use plastics and address the cultural and economic root causes of the problem. Despite growing up landlocked and suffering...

Duration:01:05:14

William Etundi on Activism, Creativity and Evolution - E19

6/25/2018
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How to bring people together for experiences that change lives. "I think it is essential that when you feel that creative fire inside to be true to that. It doesn't mean it's going to save the world but it might save you and that could be just as important". William Etundi In this episode Amisha is in conversation with William Etundi, a curator and creator of "events that touch the world". From jubilant mass political protests to mind-expanding mansion parties, William's events blend...

Duration:01:07:29