Episodes
Sam Sarkisian is a lecturer in the Writing Program at Boston University and author of The Institute, a dystopian thriller about misinformation in the media and political spheres. With the US plagued by disinformation in the media, the answer seems to be a non-partisan Institute for Information Dissemination meant to compile and fact-check the media and political sphere so that citizens will only get the “most accurate” information. Of course, some at the Institute may have their own agenda…...
Published 06/18/21
My guest today is Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner and leading expert in the fields of brand narrative, story world development, creative franchise design, and transmedia storytelling. In this episode we talk about the evolution of transmedia, the use of audio in storytelling, the emergence of virtual production, trends in immersive storytelling and much more. Gomez has been involved in developing the story worlds of films, TV shows, videogames, toys, books, comics, apps, virtual reality...
Published 06/07/21
My guest today is scientist Ilya Kolmanovsky and we’ll be talking about the evolution of the brain, as well as where we’re heading with the connection between the human mind and AI. Amongst other things, of course. Born in Moscow, Kolmanovsky trained as a zoologist, earned a PhD in human evolution, and then went on to become the most known Russian language science communicator on TV, radio, through podcasting, lectures, shows, and blogging. He has interviewed five Nobel prize laureates,...
Published 05/20/21
My guest today is Mason Hargrave and we are going to be talking about precision medication and how it can be applied to the treatment of depression – though we get sidetracked with several other interesting topics like crypto, NFTs, and IQ tests.  Mason is a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at The Rockefeller University where he studies mathematical, as well as computational, and physical biology. His current research interests lie in the field of affective neuroscience, that is,...
Published 05/02/21
Today, I’m chatting with Dutch conductor Otto Tausk who also happens to be in his second season as the Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  Tausk was formerly Music Director of the Opera Theatre and Tonhalle (TON-HA-LE) Saint Gull orchestra in Switzerland. He has appeared as a guest with such orchestras as Rotterdam Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, as well as BBC Scottish Symphony and BBC National Orchestra of...
Published 10/17/20
Our guest today is Dr Andrew Howell who leads the supernova group at the Las Cumbres Observatory and is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  In other words, he’s an astrophysicist. As a postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, he helped to confirm the acceleration of the universe, for which his mentor, Saul Perlmutter was  awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. After that he moved to the University of Toronto,...
Published 10/12/20
For this episode that's all about the future of journalism, we have Ellis Henican joining us.  Ellis is a New York Times bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper columnist, and a popular TV news pundit that you would have seen on networks ranging from CNN, MSNBC, to Fox News. He is particularly known for his lively analysis of national politics. For 20 years, Ellis wrote a column in New York’s Newsday, sharing his unique take on the news and leading the paper to a Pulitzer Prize...
Published 08/23/20
Today, we’re going to be talking all about the future of gaming - and I’ve just the right guest for it.  Joining me today is none other than VICTOR LUCAS, the creator and host of The Electric Playground, a show he started in 1995 and which ran on TV for over 25 seasons, reaching millions of viewers. It became the world's longest running program focusing on gaming and geek-related news, reviews and commentary. We'll be digging into the biggest developments in gaming tech, what we can expect...
Published 08/16/20
Published 08/16/20
In this episode, we discuss how brands are finding ways to connect with consumers authentically, using AI technology as customer service, the future of PR and social media, the state of journalism & possible antidotes, turning ADHD into a super-power, and what all the technology we have in the palm of our hands means for society as fast forward into the future.   My guest today is Peter Shankman, an entrepreneur, best selling author, and thought-after keynote speaker.  Previously, he ran...
Published 08/09/20
Should humans strive to optimize themselves via biohacking? What can 'smart drugs' do for us? What are the ethics of gene modification? Is there such a thing as going too far in improving ourselves? With gene editing in the mix, what does it mean to be human? Our guest today is NIKOLAS BADMINTON, a futurist, a world-renowned keynote speaker, consultant, and media producer who shows you the future trends that shape impactful organizations, trillion-dollar companies, progressive governments,...
Published 08/07/20