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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

Johann Hari on Depression, Addiction and Connection - E47

1/10/2019
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“The best journeys are not where you find yourself, the best journeys are where you find other people...” ~ Johann Hari In this episode Amisha meets author and journalist Johann Hari. Johann’s best-selling book ‘Chasing the Scream’ is focused on addiction and the war on drugs, while his most recent publication ‘Lost Connections’ dives into the deeper causes and unexpected solutions for the rising tide of depression and anxiety. Together Johann and Amisha discuss how our society and...

Duration:01:57:47

Amisha Ghadiali on Courage, Receptivity and Elegant Rebellion -E46

1/1/2019
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How do we recognise the golden threads that weave together a full and inspired life? “We can’t create a beautiful future by bypassing everything we don’t like and creating a fake utopia that sits on top of it. There’s a lot of power in our darkness and that's often where the treasure is.” - Amisha Ghadiali In this episode our show notes writer Lucy White sits down with founder and host of the podcast Amisha Ghadiali so that you can tune into where this project has come from. Amisha shares...

Duration:01:18:47

Jem Bendell on Deep Adaptation, Climate Change and Societal Collapse -E45

12/21/2018
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How can we adapt to the inevitability of climate-induced societal collapse? In this episode Amisha sits down with strategist and educator Jem Bendell. Jem published a paper in July 2018 introducing the concept of Deep Adaptation and stating his belief in the inevitability of climate-induced societal collapse within the next 10 years. Jem first became an environmentalist as a teenager in 1988 and went on to train as in climate science during his degree before moving into the field of...

Duration:01:10:47

Erika Gagnon on Plant Medicine, Indigenous Wisdom and The Eagle and Condor Prophecy - E44

12/19/2018
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How can plant medicines help humanity to heal? “The sacred master plant medicines help us remember who we are, where we have come from and where we are going. They help us to enter different levels of our awareness and consciousness, to be able to access different levels of healing for our bodies, minds and spirits.” ~ Erika Gagnon In this episode Amisha meets Canadian Ceremonial leader & Wisdom Keeper Erika Gagnon. Erika grew up in a typically North American cultural experience without...

Duration:01:19:04

Vinay Gupta on Blockchain, Biotech and Consciousness - E43

12/12/2018
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What will it take to bring world-changing technologies to the mainstream? "What is required is not more creation, but extremely precise clinical destruction. We need the old world to die and we need to kill it...We have had 50 years of hippy good vibe activism and it hasn't solved a single problem.” ~ Vinay Gupta In this episode Amisha sits down with technologist, policy analyst, futurist and global resilience expert Vinay Gupta. Vinay's life’s work is to ensure the long-term survival of...

Duration:01:35:35

Polly Higgins on Ecocide Law, Living Your Purpose and Earth Protection - E42

12/3/2018
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How do we create a legal duty of care for the Earth? “For me it’s not about whether or not you are an environmentalist, it’s about whether or not you care. If you care you can move mountains. Any mother knows this.” ~ Polly Higgins In this episode Amisha meets with author, barrister and ecocide law expert Polly Higgins. Polly describes how she arrived to a critical choice point in her life where she came to the realisation that the Earth was in need of a good lawyer, and she knew someone...

Duration:01:14:26

Stephen Reid on Psychedelics, Extinction Rebellion and Metamodernism - E41

11/29/2018
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What is the role for psychedelics in transforming our world for the better? “I don’t think we are that far away from the point where it is more acceptable to consume psilocybin mushrooms than it is to eat meat.” ~ Stephen Reid In this episode Amisha sits down with Stephen Reid, founder of The Psychedelic Society. The society runs events and experiential retreats for a community of people interested in the psychedelic experience, as well as campaigning for the decriminalisation or...

Duration:01:26:18

Indra Adnan on New Politics, Soft Power and The Feminine - E40

11/21/2018
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How can we create together a political system that supports human and planetary flourishing right in the face of our possible extinction? “We are living in an era in which people are finding their own autonomy and their own agency and they want to express that. We are not content anymore to hand all of that over to someone else.” Indra Adnan In this episode Amisha Ghadiali meets psychotherapist and consultant Indra Adnan. Indra is co-initiator of The Alternative UK. Only 2% of people in...

Duration:01:38:07

Manish Jain on Unschooling, Gift Culture and Deep Localisation - E39

11/14/2018
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How can we revolutionise learning and education to serve humans and non-humans better? In this episode Amisha sits down with Manish Jain - social entrepreneur, writer, thinker and founder of the Unschooling movement in India. Manish has founded 25 alternative university campuses in India without any startup capital, created a network of 100 radical learning centres globally and is now persuading thousands of organisations to hire people without formal educational degrees into roles...

Duration:01:21:11

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 - E37

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