SHIPS: The Vessels for a Meaningful Life

SHIPS: The Vessels for a Meaningful Life

patmcandrew.com
Welcome to SHIPS! SHIPS explores the vessels in our lives that create fulfillment and meaning in an increasingly digital world: genuine human relationships. Pat McAndrew, a professional actor, speaker, and coach, hosts this captivating podcast where he interviews inspiring experts in digital wellness, entertainment, business, and other industries who can help you get to the next level in your life. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and we’ll leave feeling more connected than before. So come aboard and ride the waves to your ideal life! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ships/support


Dancing for a Successful and Artistic Life with Roger Lee: Episode 055
Nov 14 • 37 min
My good friend, Roger Lee, Managing Director, Owner, and Founder of Roger Lee Arts, joins us in episode 055 of SHIPS! Roger and I talk about how failure is essential for success in both the arts and in any field, how vital it is to change our mindset for…
Why Bosses Stink: Episode 054
Nov 12 • 10 min
Why do so many bosses stink? So many people go to work at a job they can’t stand, and a big reason why they can’t stand their job is because of their boss. While some bosses have cracked the code and are amazing, there are plenty of bosses out there who…
When The Smartphone Is Extinct: Episode 053
Nov 7 • 10 min
Smartphones have come to play such a pivotal part in our lives; they are always by our sides and also serve as another limb of sorts. They have completely revolutionized the way we interact with one another. So what will happen when the next thing comes…
The Power of Social Accountability with Drew Montesantos: Episode 052
Nov 5 • 48 min
In episode 052 of SHIPS, we are joined by Drew Montesantos, CEO and co-Founder of SignOff. Drew and I share a great conversation where we discuss the importance of getting off the grid temporarily, how powerful social accountability can be when enacting…
Six Paths to Fulfillment: Episode 051
Oct 31 • 12 min
This episode 051 of SHIPS, I give you six different paths to fulfillment. Pursuing any of these will allow you to think about your daily life in a different way. I have found them to have a profound impact on my life and I hope they do the same for you.…
Living Out Your Creative Message with Max Stossel: Episode 050
Oct 29 • 51 min
Max Stossel, poet, filmmaker, and Head of Education at the Center for Humane Tech, joins us in episode 050 of SHIPS. We discuss the root of creativity, being comfortable with failure, and the how crucial intention is when presenting a message. We also…
Is Your Life A Simulation?: Episode 049
Oct 24 • 9 min
In this brief episode of SHIPS, we talk about how, since so much of our time is spent in the online universe, are our lives really just simulations? We post our highlight reels on social media and feign successes, fame, and glamour. Are we too busy living…
Do People Want to Change?: Episode 048
Oct 22 • 12 min
While there are a good handful of digital wellness companies out there educating the public on the harming effects of excessive technology use, the masses seem to still be spending a large majority of their time on their screens and devices. In episode…
Increasing Our Energy and Intuition in the Physical World with Tracy McDowell: Episode 047
Oct 17 • 60 min
Tracy McDowell, Founder of Nested Feng Shui, joins us in episode 047 of SHIPS! We discuss how to be more conscious of our relationship with physical space and how we must sculpt a space for ourselves in order to optimize our lives. Tracy shares her…
Why I Am An Actor: Episode 046
Oct 15 • 11 min
In this episode of SHIPS, I discuss with our listeners the reasons why I am an actor. I discuss how I believe acting better connects us to one another, how it enhances our relationships, and how it helps develop deeper levels of empathy within all of us.…
Creating Something Real with Liana Pavane: Episode 045
Oct 10 • 37 min
Liana Pavane, Founder of TTYL, joins us in episode 045 of SHIPS. We discuss the creation of her events-based organization, TTYL, and the philosophy behind it. We talk about how we use our phones as an emotional crutch, how we still crave something real,…
Our Transformation Into Data: Episode 044
Oct 8 • 13 min
As technology continues to advance, we are becoming more and more one with the online universe. There is so much information about us on the Internet that it is starting to becoming difficult to parse out what is real from what is online. Are they one in…
Why We Shouldn’t Say Yes To Everything: Episode 043
Oct 3 • 10 min
In episode 043 of SHIPS, I talk with our listeners about why we shouldn’t say yes to everything. Many of us always get caught in the trap of saying yes to every opportunity that comes our way. We are afraid of missing out on the potential of these…
Bringing Our Humanity Forward in the Tech Industry with Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh: Episode 042
Oct 1 • 59 min
We talk with Founder and President of Pivot For Humanity, Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh, in episode 042 of the SHIPS podcast. We discuss the concept of virtual distance, that it is in fact possible to build trust over the cloud, and the important role that digital…
The Positives of Dictatorship: Episode 041
Sep 26 • 9 min
It has been proven time and time again that dictatorships make awful forms of government. A power hungry leader takes charge and can completely decimate a nation. But are there any positives we can take from dictatorship when we apply it to our personal…
Setting a Daily Mindful Intention with Susan Reynolds: Episode 040
Sep 24 • 57 min
Susan Reynolds, Executive Director and co-Founder of Lookup.live, chats with us in episode 040 of SHIPS. We discuss Susan’s extensive career in tech education, understanding the positives and negatives when using technology, and how crucial it is for us…
Heightened Connection Through Acting with Ryan Kessler: Episode 039
Sep 19 • 53 min
Actor and acting instructor, Ryan Kessler, joins us in episode 039 of SHIPS. In this episode, we discuss how acting and performance is a form of heightened connection and how, especially when seeing a show, the audience cannot get away from this…
Why We Must Invest In Relationships: Episode 038
Sep 17 • 14 min
So many of our relationships are transactional and are incredibly surface-level. Relationships take a lot of patience and time to cultivate and, because we are so easily distracted today, many of us are not taking the time to become active listeners and…
Human Connection For Peak Performance with Milton Pedraza: Episode 037
Sep 12 • 50 min
Milton Pedraza, CEO of the Luxury Institute and EI-Xpert, joins us in episode 037 of SHIPS. Milton talks with us about the importance of connecting on a human level using emotionally intelligent-based skills and how the luxury industry is leading the…
The Effect of Broadcasting Our Interactions: Episode 036
Sep 10 • 14 min
Many of us don’t think twice about what we post on social media, how we interact online, and the potential negative effects it can have on the people viewing it. Some of our posts and comments to other friends, while perhaps unintentionally, may make some…
Spreading Awareness Through Film with Joseph Piner: Episode 035
Sep 5 • 40 min
Joseph Piner, documentary filmmaker and founder of CineFocus and Media Productions, joins us in episode 035 of SHIPS! Joseph and I discuss how powerful film can be in spreading awareness about important social issues and how documentaries are an…
Retreating to Digital Mindfulness with Christina Malecka: Episode 034
Sep 3 • 56 min
In episode 034 of SHIPS, we speak with founder of Digital Mindfulness Retreats, Christina Malecka. Christina is doing some incredible work in the digital wellness space. In this episode, we discuss the importance of social connection, the power of…
Our Obsession With Celebrity: Episode 033
Aug 29 • 12 min
Many of us are obsessed with celebrities. We love watching their movies, TV shows, sports games, and seeing them talk at events. We can actually take away a lot from celebrities, but are we taking away the right things? In this episode of SHIPS, we…
The Confidence In Asking Why with Devin Shacket: Episode 032
Aug 27 • 62 min
Devin Shacket joins us in episode 032 of SHIPS. We discuss her incredibly unique career in the entertainment industry, working in casting, acting, and coaching. She talks to us about the importance of preparation, being prepared in your craft, and sharing…
The Fictions That Create Our Reality: Episode 031
Aug 22 • 9 min
What is intersubjective reality? In this episode of SHIPS, we dive into a brief, but deep, discussion on determining fiction from reality in our lives and how the information age is beginning to blur these lines. —- Support this podcast:…
How Theatre Is Paving The Way For The Future: Episode 030
Aug 20 • 11 min
In episode 030 of SHIPS, we discuss how theatre is paving the way for the future. “How?” you might ask. Theatre has been around for thousands of years and the art form is an in-depth process that involves looking into the human condition. This episode…
Belonging and Inclusion Through a Greater Purpose with Amy Giddon: Episode 029
Aug 15 • 53 min
Amy Giddon, CEO and Co-founder of the new app, Daily Haloha, talks with us about the importance of belonging to something bigger than yourself in episode 029 of SHIPS. She discusses the philosophy and story behind the creation of Daily Haloha and how this…
Why We Don’t Believe In Ourselves: Episode 028
Aug 13 • 12 min
Why is it so difficult for many of us to believe in ourselves? In an age of social media and smartphones, we are constantly comparing ourselves to others and setting unrealistic expectations for ourselves and others that often go unmet, leaving us…
Building A Foundational Relationship With Yourself with Mileen Patel: Episode 027
Aug 8 • 55 min
We are joined by Mileen Patel for episode 027 of SHIPS. Mileen shares his experience working in both the film and natural health industries and how following his curiosity has led him down a path of self-care. We discuss everything from spirituality to…
Living Consciously Digital with Anastasia Dedyukhina: Episode 026
Aug 6 • 47 min
Dr. Anastasia Dedyukhina, Founder of Consciously Digital, joins us in episode 026 of SHIPS. She chats with us about her Four Pillars to be consciously digital, creating basic rules for ourselves and how we live, and how we can better use technology more…
When The Internet Is Invisible: Episode 025
Aug 1 • 12 min
In this episode of SHIPS, we discuss how the advancement of technology over time will increasingly make the Internet and the online world more difficult to see. Eventually, it will become so embedded into our lives that we will have to exercise…
The Joy Of Missing Out with Christina Crook: Episode 024
Jul 30 • 55 min
In episode 024 of SHIPS, we chat with award-winning author and in-demand speaker, Christina Crook. Christina is leading the JOMO movement, of the “joy of missing out.” She flips FOMO on its head as we discuss where we can find the joy in missing out on…
Engaging In Play Is Crucial: Episode 023
Jul 25 • 16 min
George Bernard Shaw once said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Engaging in play is of the utmost importance in our lives, but so many of us neglect it when we enter adulthood. In this episode, I talk about…
Working Towards A Shared Goal with Cal Hewitt: Episode 022
Jul 23 • 42 min
Cal Hewitt, Head of North America Partnerships at Flipd, joins us in this episode of SHIPS. Cal shares his story on how he entered the educational tech field and what Flipd is doing to pave the way for more mindful technology use. He also talks about the…
Learning How To Listen, Then Talk with Austin Pendleton: Episode 021
Jul 18 • 100 min
In episode 021, we chat with Austin Pendleton, critically acclaimed actor, director, and playwright who has worked with reputable artists such as Meryl Streep, Ethan Hawke, Natalie Portman, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Austin shares with us his story of…
The Indifference Plague: Episode 020
Jul 16 • 14 min
Episode 020 of SHIPS is all about The Indifference Plague, and how it can be super tempting to fall into a trap of being indifferent about life. If we are indifferent, we don’t accomplish things and then the world doesn’t progress. Not only that, but if…
Reacting, Adapting, and Communicating with Bob Kulhan: Episode 019
Jul 11 • 44 min
CEO and President of Business Improv, Bob Kulhan, joins us in episode 019 of SHIPS! The author of ‘Getting To Yes And,’ Bob talks a lot in this episode about the importance of collaboration and communication. These are the pillars to any successful…
Nourishing Productive Self-Care Habits with Nina Hersher: Episode 018
Jul 9 • 52 min
We chat with CEO of the Digital Wellness Collective and Founder of Nourishing Habits, Nina Hersher, in episode 018 of SHIPS. Nina gives us some great tips for implementing more productive habits into our lives and finding ways to provide self-care for…
Being Intentional With Our Social Media Use: Episode 017
Jul 4 • 18 min
In this one-on-one episode, I chat with our great listeners about how to be more intentional with our social media use. In an age where there is so much noise floating around online, it is super easy to go online without an intention and simply as a way…
Providing Value Through Digital Marketing with Jonathan Gerhartz: Episode 016
Jul 2 • 60 min
In Episode 016, we chat with Jonathan Gerhartz, Founder at FieyoMedia, a digital marketing company. We discuss how it is important to engage with your audience by providing value, to gain consistent feedback on our work, and how to use technology to our…
Silence Can Be Powerful with Bill Bowers: Episode 015
Jun 27 • 48 min
Internationally renowned mime, Bill Bowers, joins us on SHIPS for Episode 015. He talks with us about his journey becoming a mime and the performer he is today as well as the key lessons we can all take away from the art of mime. Be sure to check out all…
The Importance of Doing Nothing: Episode 014
Jun 25 • 10 min
In this brief episode, I talk with our amazing listeners about the importance of scheduling time for nothing. We live in a society that constantly tells us to work hard, to hustle, and to always be busy. We wear busy on our sleeves as a badge of honor,…
Creating An Intentional Environment with Pete Dunlap: Episode 013
Jun 20 • 62 min
Pete Dunlap joins us for Episode 013 of SHIPS! Pete gives us some incredible tips and tricks for regulating our tech use and our tech habits. We also discuss how socialization is one of the main solutions in establishing an environment that will better…
Using Theatre to Stay Present and Alive with Anne Bogart: Episode 012
Jun 18 • 66 min
In this episode, we talk with critically-acclaimed theatre director, Anne Bogart. Anne shares with us her journey as a young director working and finding her way in New York City and we talk a good deal about the importance of creating a theatre company…
How Theatre Can Be Used For Digital Wellness: Episode 011
Jun 13 • 27 min
In this episode, we talk about how theatre can be used for digital wellness. The digital wellness field is still very new and there are a lot of methods out there helping to regulate our tech use. I discuss how theatre and acting practices can be a…
The Lasting Impact of Trust and Play with Bobbi Block: Episode 010
Jun 11 • 59 min
Bobbi Block joins us in the tenth episode of SHIPS! Bobbi shares with us the immense value to be found in applied theatre and applied improvisation as well as the long-term, positive effects of playing together and building trust. To learn more about the…
The Disruption of Connection with Kim Cavallo: Episode 009
Jun 6 • 46 min
Kim Cavallo joins us on the SHIPS podcast in Episode 009. She talks with us about her own experience being disrupted by technology and how that led to the development of her company, lilspace, and how we can decrease our excessive tech use by establishing…
The Value of Sharing Your Subjective Experience with Tessa Lena: Episode 008
Jun 4 • 53 min
Tessa Lena joins us for Episode 008 of SHIPS. Tessa is a performing artist, writer, and speaker who shares her courageous journey with us, her personal struggles, and why art is so important today as technology is advancing at a rapid pace. You can learn…
The Craft of Acting with Olympia Dukakis: Episode 007
May 30 • 34 min
Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis joins us for Episode 007 of SHIPS. She discusses the craft of acting, the importance of observing a script and what’s written on the page, and the importance of building trust in an artistic community. OLYMPIA DUKAKIS is an…
How To Not Waste Away Our Time: Episode 006
May 28 • 16 min
In this solo episode, I discuss with SHIPS’s amazing listeners ways in which we shouldn’t waste away our time. In a society that is very distracted and loves to procrastinate, it is very easy and super tempting to let our time go by the wayside. Before we…
Embodying Community with James Ijames: Episode 005
May 23 • 64 min
In this episode, we chat with James Ijames, a Philadelphia-based performer and playwright. Not only do we discuss the amazing work he has been creating in the theater industry, but we also talk about the value of community. We discuss the importance of…
Transforming Outside Our Comfort Zone with Gabi Jubran: Episode 004
May 21 • 64 min
In Episode 004 of SHIPS, I talk with Gabi Jubran, Founder and Executive Director of HAPPI and co-Founder of the Digital Wellness Collective. We discuss the importance of connecting to one another in an age that is comfortable with information instead of…
Being Emotional Humans in the Digital Age with Teodora Pavkovic: Episode 002
May 16 • 75 min
In this episode, I interview Teodora Pavkovic, a psychologist, international speaker, and parenting coach. It proves to be a fruitful conversation as we dive into the impact that excessive technology use is having on families and what we can do to change…
Generating Empathy Through Theatre with Michael Hollinger: Episode 003
May 16 • 62 min
In this episode, I interview Michael Hollinger, who is a successful playwright based in Philadelphia. We dive into his exciting journey in the arts, the complexities involved in creating dynamic characters for the stage, as well as the importance of human…
Welcome to SHIPS: Episode 001
May 7 • 7 min
Welcome to SHIPS! SHIPS is a new podcast which explores the vessels in our lives that create fulfillment and meaning in an increasingly digital world: genuine human relationships. Pat McAndrew, a professional actor, speaker, and coach, hosts this…