It’s our 80th episode, so you know it’s a great one! We’re talking with Kat Mustatea, who’s a poet, playwright and technologist. Kat writes about the intersection of technology and the arts for Forbes, and she’s currently interested in art in the age of machine intelligence. Kat takes us on her path from mathematics to sculpture to theater and beyond, and Christina shares an idea that Cate calls a “creative grenade.”
Imagine that every time you enter a room, you bring with you a light bulb that has a color, feeling and energy totally unique to you. That right there? That’s your Onlyness. We’re talking with Nilofer Merchant, author of the brand new book The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough To Dent The World about how to do just that. It’s an episode full of powerful light-bulb moments that you won’t want to miss.
In this very special episode, we bring you our KPCC live show from Los Angeles. In the first half, we speak with the brilliant science writer Jennifer Ouellette about serendipity, cultivating openness, and what makes us who we are. Plus, jiu jitsu, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and much more! Then we pass the mic to American Public Media’s The Mash-Up Americans for a different take on identity… and mezcal!
Calling all geek girls... and geek guys! Heather Cabot is an angel investor, journalist, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and co-author of Geek Girl Rising. We discuss the power of making a major identity shift as Heather shares how she’s translated her journalism skills into new pursuits. Plus, making the leap into digital journalism and investing tips!
Are you a multipotentialite? If you love our show, you probably are. We sit down with Emilie Wapnick, author of How to be Everything and all around multipotentialite, to talk about how to thrive when you’re interested in many things. Whether you want to make a big career change or you’re just starting out, this episode is for you.