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Jill Tarter and The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence – Ep 26 with Sarah Scoles

For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered, “Are we alone?” Sarah Scoles examines the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl …

Duration: 00:53:27

The Making of Les Bleus – Ep 25 with Lindsay Krasnoff

Dr. Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff is an international sports writer, historian, and consultant, working at the intersections of sports, international affairs, and global communications. The author of The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010, her work on how …

Duration: 01:07:17

What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives? – Ep 24 with Chelsea Marshall and Mary Dauterman

In this episode, Jon interviews Chelsea Marshall and Mary Dauterman about their book, What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives? In this a charming, satirical “children’s” book, BuzzFeed’s animals editor turned video producer and acclaimed art director/illustrator poke fun …

Duration: 01:13:33

Ahimsa – Ep 23 with Supriya Kelkar

Supriya Kelkar was born and raised in the Midwest. She learned Hindi as a child by watching three Bollywood films a week. After college she realized her lifelong dream of working in the film industry when she got a job …

Duration: 00:41:12

Lightless – Ep 22 with C. A. Higgins

C. A. Higgins writes novels and short stories. She was a runner-up in the 2013 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing and has a B.A. in physics from Cornell University. She lives in Brooklyn, …

Duration: 00:55:05

Secret Brooklyn – Ep 21 with Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet

Michelle Young is a graduate of Harvard College in the History of Art and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an Adjunct Professor of …

Duration: 01:03:55

Political Art Diary – Ep 20 with Naomi Pitcairn

Naomi Pitcairn is an artist and activist committed to advancing the urgent social issues of our times. She is passionate about the rights of immigrants, whistleblowers, native americans and other oppressed minorities. Using disruptive art projects and purposeful pranks along …

Duration: 01:00:33

Finding Yourself – Ep 19 with Krystal Chong

Krystal was the former Chief Marketing Officer and advisor to the board for Honey Bun Limited when she resigned to go on a journey to answer the questions that consumed her. Through her Eat-Pray-Love-esque journey, she not only found the …

Duration: 01:06:58

From FBI Fugitive to Freedom – Ep 18 with Malik Wade

Malik Wade has lived three lives. As a teenager, he was an enterprising drug dealer. As a young man, he was a fugitive from the FBI and eventually a prison inmate. As an adult, Malik transformed his life to become …

Duration: 00:53:30

How Videogames Transformed Our World – Ep 17 with Andrew Ervin

Andrew Ervin is the author of the novels Burning Down George Orwell’s House and Extraordinary Renditions. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and many other places. He lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Temple University…

Duration: 01:02:57

The Beauty of Space – Ep 16 with Jon Ramer

Jon Ramer is a space artist, writer, President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, Fellow IAAA member, retired military officer, avid photographer and world traveller. IAAA/Jon Ramer’s Patreon page for the new book, Our Alien Earth.…

Duration: 00:51:11

Great Books Written In Prison – Ep 15 with Ward Regan

Ward Regan has a Ph.D. in Labor and Cultural History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He teaches history and philosophy at New York University’s Liberal Studies Program. He edited and contributed to Great Books Written …

Duration: 01:07:07

The Crossroads of Art and Meditation – Ep 14 with John F. Simon Jr.

John F. Simon, Jr. is a visual artist and author of “Drawing Your Own Path” (Parallax Press, 2016) As one of the pioneers in the development of Software Art, his seminal work “Every Icon” was included in the …

Duration: 01:13:57

How To Be A Stoic – Ep 13 with Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo is a philosopher of science and evolutionary biologist at the City College of New York. He holds PhDs in genetics, evolutionary biology, and philosophy. His areas of research include the nature of evolutionary theory and the phenomenon of pseudoscience. …

Duration: 01:15:10

Piccolo, An Artist’s Tale – Ep 12 with Eileen Merwin

Eileen Merwin has been fortunate to write and publish fables and other assorted forms of offbeat fiction for both children and adults. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College– and has been published in acclaimed children’s magazines …

Duration: 00:52:23

Temporary People – Ep 11 with Deepak Unnikrishnan

Deepak Unnikrishnan is a writer from Abu Dhabi and a resident of the States, who has lived in Teaneck, New Jersey, Brooklyn, New York and Chicago, Illinois. He has studied and taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and presently …

Duration: 01:10:29

Improving Mental Health – Ep 10 with Dr. Lloyd Sederer

Dr. Lloyd Sederer is Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health, the nation’s largest state mental health system; Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health; Medical Editor for Mental Health at The Huffington …

Duration: 01:09:56

Finding Happiness – Ep 9 with Lee Silber

Who would have guessed a former surf shop owner would ever become the award-winning author of 22 books and a corporate training working with companies large and small? Nobody. Yet, that’s what Lee Silber did—and he did it by believing …

Duration: 00:57:39

American Philosophy, A Love Story – Ep 8 with John Kaag

John Kaag is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is the author of American Philosophy: A Love Story, published in October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, that was recently named an New York Times Editors’ Choice …

Duration: 01:07:34

Our Past and Our Futures – Ep 7 with Cecilia Galante

Cecilia Galante is the author of three middle grade novels, three young-adult novels, an 8-book chapter book series, and two adult novels. Her first book, The Patron Saint of Butterflies, published in 2008, was the recipient of numerous awards, including …

Duration: 00:45:38

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