Humanitou: Conversations of Humanness + Creativity

Humanitou: Conversations of Humanness + Creativity

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Conversations of Humanness + Creativity | Humanitou is about humanness and creativity. These interviews are about cultivating a space for vulnerable, courageous dialogue and sharing. And in the process, I’m challenging all of us to truly listen, with op


13: Sara Meghdari, interdisciplinary artist, on life in Iran and the U.S., politics, racism, stereotypes, and the importance of curiosity and self-education
Jul 2 • 67 min
Sara Meghdari, an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY., is Iranian and American. She comes from a family that honors two religions, two languages and two cultures. We talked as protests grew across the United States after police officers in…
12: Lucas Krump, Evryman CEO & co-founder, on community, wellness and serving others
Jun 22 • 59 min
Lucas Krump is CEO and co-founder of Evryman, a social enterprise that is cultivating a global men’s community, and is helping men to connect and to hone their emotional skills together. We get into Lucas’ personal journey. From growing up in Kansas and…
11: Inaiah Lujan, prolific creator, dispels the myth of being a ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’
Jun 12 • 94 min
Inaiah Lujan is a multifaceted and prolific creator. Music is at the heart of his work. In fact, he might be most widely known for his time with a folk band he co-founded, The Haunted Windchimes. Inaiah recently wrapped his first seasons of a web series…
10: Laura Elizabeth Pohl, humanitarian storyteller, on starting over and advocating through photography and film
Jun 2 • 83 min
Laura Elizabeth Pohl is a humanitarian photographer and documentary filmmaker living in Cape Town, South Africa. Laura has traveled the world extensively, and spent many years living and working in developing countries, advocating for the dignity and…
09: Kate Perdoni, musician and journalist, on self-validation, following one’s calling, exploring curiosity and a definition of God
May 22 • 72 min
Kate is an Emmy®-nominated producer and director, a writer and filmmaker, a television host with Rocky Mountain PBS, and a rock musician — currently in the band, Spirettes — who has performed, recorded and toured near and far with her music. Kate shares…
08: Dáreece Walker, visual artist, on fear and vulnerability in making art, and his series “Police Cross Lines” and “Black Fathers Matter”
May 12 • 66 min
Dáreece Walker talks with Humanitou about his artwork, which combines race, identity and religion into socio-political responses. We talk about his work that speaks against police brutality, and his series that celebrates black fathers and addresses the…
07: Jessica Patterson, writer and teacher, on the spiritual practice of yoga, identity, language, and hope in a time of despair
May 2 • 70 min
In this episode of the Humanitou Podcast, Jessica Patterson shares some intensely shaping experiences in her life and where her feral spirit comes from. We talk about yoga as a homonym, how the word, while it looks and sounds the same in its uses,…
06: Joe Johnson, singer-songwriter and storyteller, on truth in fiction, death, loss and isolation, and playing the famed Ryman Auditorium
Apr 22 • 68 min
In this episode of the Humanitou Podcast series, I talk with singer-songwriter and musician Joe Johnson, a storyteller that learned at the sides of homegrown orators on the porches of Southern Mississippi. The most common themes of his music — death, loss…
05: Ayya Dhammadhira, Buddhist nun, on loss and impermanence, letting go and a quest for deeper knowing
Apr 12 • 63 min
Sister Ayya Dhammadhira is a Bhikkhuni, a fully ordained Buddhist nun, who has lived, worked and practiced in Buddhist monasteries around the world — and now does so independently — these past 20 or so years. We talk about Ayya’s upbringing in a Catholic…
04: Jamal Parker, writer + international slam poetry champ, on identity and race, mental health and faith
Apr 2 • 49 min
Jamal Parker is a two-time International Slam Poetry Champion. He grew up in Japan, where he first explored his poetry, and in Florida, where as a teenager he first came to recognize the politics of race with the murder of Trayvon Martin nearby. In this…
03: Cody Oldham, professional artist, on his precocious start in art, living with mountain lions, and his preference for wingtips and ties even while painting
Mar 22 • 43 min
Cody Oldham is a professional wildlife and landscape painter who lives with his family — and mountain lions that Cody’s dad rehabilitates for return to the wild — on 20 acres in the mountains of Colorado. Cody also is a rather precocious and…
02: Gregg Deal, multidisciplinary artist, on identity and stereotypes, resilience, impermanence and fatherhood
Mar 12 • 70 min
He’s appeared in National Geographic magazine, the Washington Post, Huffington Post and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, among other places in the media. Not to mention his work in visual and performance arts, public speaking and in other creative…
01: Becca Williams, on marriage, miscarriage and kids, yoga and tech consulting
Mar 2 • 55 min
In this inaugural Humanitou Podcast episode, I talk with my amazing wife, Becca Williams. I reveal a secret I’ve been holding throughout our 17-year relationship, something I’d been playing it cool with since our beginning and just decided now’s the time…
Introducing Humanitou: Conversations of Humanness + Creativity
Mar 2 • 1 min
Humanitou is about humanness and creativity. These interviews are about cultivating a space for vulnerable, courageous dialogue and sharing. And in the process, I’m challenging all of us to truly listen, with openness and empathy, to others’ stories and…