Vidya Voice

Vidya Voice
Podcast by The Vidya Project

Hoop Dreams, w/ Batouly Camara
May 26 • 54 min
Batouly Camara is the founder of Women and Kids Empowerment (W.A.K.E.) and the author of A Basketball Game on Wake Street (available June 12th). On this episode, Daniel talks to Batouly about her experience playing youth and college basketball, including…
Letters to the World, w/ Ashika Kalra
Apr 29 • 40 min
Daniel starts by talking about his love of The Happiness Planner and how it has helped him on his own inner journey. He is then joined by Ashika Kalra to discuss two new Vidya Project initiatives. Follow Daniel @instadan & The Vidya Project @projectvidya…
Robots and Rumble Lights, w/ Dr. Reem Alattas
Apr 21 • 49 min
Inventor, techpreneur, data scientist and fitness instructor Dr. Reem Alattas joins the show to discuss her companies Rumble, Fitness Transformer, and Rapidbot. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @realDrReem, and YouTube @EvolutionaryRobotics Follow The…
That’s the Tea: Khayriyyah MuhammadSmith
Feb 24 • 77 min
In this season-opener, Daniel is joined by TeamVidya member Khayriyyah MuhammadSmith for a conversation about her life in educational philanthropy. They also talk about workout routines and the movies US and PARASITE. Check out her webiste…
One Word to Rule Them All: Rich Keller and how to S.C.O.R.E.
Aug 5, 2019 • 89 min
Daniel is joined by Rich Keller ( to discuss his journey from corporate exec to inspirational speaker and coach. Music: “Joker,” by Six Umbrellas (
To the Nines: Jordan Gross & the Journey to Cloud Nine
Jun 10, 2019 • 86 min
Daniel talks with Jordan Gross, author, executive coach, and founder of Cloud Nine Living. They cover a wide range of topics, including Jordan’s upbringing, his entrepreneurial endeavors, and his journey to spread positivity. They get into how different…
Rebuiding Together: Homes, Hugs, and Cowboy Hats
Apr 5, 2019 • 94 min
Daniel talks with Terry Scott (Rebuilding Together) and Tim Parsons (formerly of Rebuilding Together; now with 5:00 Films) about the great lengths RTNYC and other local affiliates goes to repair homes, revitalize communities and positively impact people’s…
Bring the Change
Mar 1, 2019 • 34 min
Our first podcast (and each of our first attempts at a podcast)! Meet Daniel, Ashika, Mounica, and Emily—four of the founding members of The Vidya Project—and learn about how each of us came to social action. Music: “Joker,” by Six Umbrellas. Visit…
Dec 11, 2018 • 43 min
We get an update from Ashika Kalra on her recent visit to our partner school in India, and her TEDx Hoboken talk. Music: “Joker,” by Six Umbrellas (
Doin’ WIT Well: Sarah Hernholm and Doing Whatever It Takes
Nov 20, 2018 • 60 min
We have a conversation with Sarah Hernholm (@miss_wit), founder of WIT (Whatever It Takes) about her company, teenagers, some some motivating anecdotes from our past. Music: “Joker,” by Six Umbrellas.
Techin’ Over the World
Sep 11, 2018 • 43 min
Vidya Project Founder Ashika Kalra joins us to discuss our recent work with students in Sierra Leone, The Global People’s Summit on 9/22, and the role technology plays in telling stories and connecting people all over the world. At the end, we share…