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May 25, 2024 • 13min

How a "Hi Level" mindset helps you realize your potential | Cordae

What does it take to build a legacy? Hip-hop artist Cordae tells how he went from mixtape-dropping high school kid to Grammy-nominated music star whose "Hi Level" mindset helps him achieve his dreams.
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May 24, 2024 • 17min

Are we celebrating the wrong leaders? | Martin Gutmann

Historian Martin Gutmann challenges the traditional view of leaders as crisis managers and highlights the importance of honoring leaders who prevent crises. He discusses the flaws in celebrating dramatic leaders like Shackleton over more deserving individuals. The podcast emphasizes the significance of authentic and efficient leadership styles that prioritize strategic planning and subtle actions.
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May 23, 2024 • 14min

With AI, anyone can be a coder now | Thomas Dohmke

GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke showcases how AI is revolutionizing coding, making it accessible to everyone. He introduces Copilot Workspace, an AI assistant that helps create code using natural language. The podcast explores the future of software development with AI, emphasizing the collaboration between human creativity and technology.
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May 22, 2024 • 10min

The good news you might have missed | Angus Hervey

Journalist Angus Hervey discusses the importance of focusing on positive news, highlighting global progress in clean energy, declining poverty, crime, and disease rates. The podcast explores advancements in renewables, women's rights, conservation, and humanity's remarkable progress in technology and innovation.
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May 21, 2024 • 16min

How to fight for democracy in the shadow of autocracy | Fatma Karume

Lawyer and human rights advocate Fatma Karume shares her journey navigating Tanzania's transition to democracy, facing persecution and censorship. She emphasizes the importance of speaking truth to power and the resilience required to fight for democratic principles in the face of autocracy.
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May 20, 2024 • 13min

The luminous mystery of fireflies | Wan Faridah Akmal Jusoh

Wan Faridah Akmal Jusoh, a firefly scientist, delves into the enchanting world of fireflies, discussing their ecological significance and the threats they face. She shares her journey from childhood fascination to conservation efforts, highlighting the discovery of a new firefly species in Singapore and the importance of biodiversity conservation.
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May 19, 2024 • 17min

Sunday Pick: Why people and AI make good business partners

Exploring the futuristic collaboration between humans and AI in the workplace, showcasing the potential opportunities and challenges. Delving into the symbiotic relationship for improved financial outcomes and employee satisfaction. Highlighting the role of AI in decision-making and navigating retail challenges during COVID-19. Emphasizing the need to balance technology and human collaboration in AI business practices, addressing ethical concerns and biases.
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May 18, 2024 • 14min

How fantasy worlds can spark real change | Annalee Newitz

Journalist and sci-fi writer, Annalee Newitz, discusses the transformative power of escapist fiction. They delve into charity work within cosplay communities, the importance of public transit advocacy, and innovative green engineering projects inspired by Goblin aesthetics. The podcast explores how fantasy worlds can inspire real change and encourage listeners to dream of a sustainable future.
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May 17, 2024 • 12min

The science of lifespan — and the impact of your five senses | Christi Gendron

Neurobiologist Christi Gendron discusses how sensory experiences impact longevity, citing research on environmental cues like temperature and light affecting fruit fly lifespan. She emphasizes the significance of everyday perceptions on living a long, healthy life.
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May 16, 2024 • 14min

The workers rebuilding communities after natural disasters | Saket Soni

Labor organizer Saket Soni shares stories of Resilience Force, immigrant workers rebuilding communities after disasters. They forge bonds with residents, fostering hope and resilience. Explore transformative power of community relationships after natural disasters.

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