Design Matters with Ethan Hawke

Wonderful Design Matters episode with Ethan Hawke.

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Hot Scary Summer

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How We Return To Work

Brené Brown and Priya Parker talk about the real, big and small challenges we’ll see when we return to workspaces, the need we’ll have to use our creativity and ingenuity to figure out how to be together, and the opportunity we’ll get to ask how we can be together better.

Every Noise at Once

Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 5,430 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2021-05-08.

This is weird. And fascinating.

(Thank you Manu)

Imagination as the Path of the Spirit

I keep coming back to this: Imagination as the Path of the Spirit John O Donohue. He asks: “What are the 7 thoughts you keep coming back to and that shape your life?”

A Bit of Optimism | Simon Sinek & Brené Brown

A wonderful listen all around.

Adam Grant on Design Matters

In this wonderfully deep conversation, Adam Grant discusses his new book “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know”—and the value of checking in and checking up on yourself. Design Matters, the podcast by Debbie Millman is a gift that keeps on giving.

Daft Punk

Daft Punk break up. This is their farewell video.

All Shall Be Well

Thank you for sharing this gem with me, Stefan.

Three Women I adore

This Unlocking Us episode made me squeal: Brené Brown in conversation with Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman on love, life, and the pursuit of creative space. Three women I admire and adore.

(We had Debbie and Roxane as guests at CreativeMornings last year. You can watch the conversation here.)

Car Choir Concert

I love how resilient hoomans are. For members of Luminous Voices, a professional choir ensemble in Alberta, Canada, rehearsing and performing safely during the pandemic has meant getting into their cars, driving to an empty parking lot and singing with each other’s voices broadcast through their car radios.

David Whyte reads “Everything Is Waiting for You”

Jungle | The Heat

Paul Kalkbrenner | Parachute

Beautiful video for Paul Kalkbrenner’s new single by London-based director Taisia Deeva.

How To Citizen

Please do me a favor and listen to Baratunde’s How To Citizen Podcast.

Some Good News

The world is on fire but here is some good news: Put a little summer in your pocket. Poolside FM has launched an iOS App. The app experience is just like its mamabear website super retro and fun. So happy about this!

Sounds of The Forest

I would love to meet the humans behind Sounds of the Forest. They are collecting the sounds of woodlands and forests from all around the world, creating a growing soundmap bringing together aural tones and textures from the world’s woodlands.

The sounds form an open source library, to be used by anyone to listen to and create from. Selected artists will be responding to the sounds that are gathered, creating music, audio, artwork or something else incredible, to be presented at Timber Festival 2021.

This is pure and lovely. So much YES!

(via Jason)

Walking in Heavy Thunderstorm at Night in NYC

Sound on!

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How To Citizen With Baratunde

I was able to listen in on the live taping of this episode of How To Citizen with Baratunde and Eric Liu as his guest. A timely and important listen for many of us. And also, for me, as I just became a citizen, after living in the USA for 21 years. Eric started Citizen University and is an overall impressive human. Thank you Baratunde for all you do. Very, very excited for this new podcast of yours.

Young Americans

David Bowie and Cher sing duet of “Young Americans” and other songs on 1975 Variety Show. Wow.

What’d I Say

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Lofi Hip Hop Radio

Chilledcow is fantastic background movie for working, thinking, writing. Also you Spotify, and Instagram.

Call Paul

Such a pleasure to be in conversation with Paul Jarvis on his podcast Call Paul talking about how this moment in time has affected me personally and my various businesses.

Towards a Moral Revolution

“One of the biggest lessons of my life, Krista, has been that we can’t separate the world into monsters and angels and that there’s nothing like loving people and knowing friends who played different roles in the genocide, including being perpetrators, that makes you have to confront that most raw element of what it means to be human. And the only conclusion I could make was that there are monsters and angels in each of us and that those monsters really are our broken parts — they’re our insecurities; they’re our fears; they’re our shames — and that in times of insecurity, it becomes really easy for demagogues to prey on those broken parts and sometimes make us do terrible things to each other.

We’re seeing that all over the world right now. And we have to fight against that. And that’s where the moral revolution becomes a matter of whether we choose to dive into the dark, the perilous path, or whether we choose to create a narrative and make that narrative real, which is our shared destiny, the possibility of collective human flourishment, our repairing the Earth in ways that make it more beautiful — and the choice is ours. And so my hard-edged hope comes from having lived and worked in communities that have had to contend with both. And like flowers breaking through granite, I’m gonna choose hope every time. And I frankly — despite all the dark, I remain a stubborn, persistent, hard-edged, hopeful optimist. I do!”

This is an excerpt of a conversation between Jacqueline Novogratz and Krista Tippett in the most recent episode of the wonderful On Being podcast. Listening to this episode is what my heart needed today.