Relate w/ Patrick McAndrew
By Patrick McAndrew
"Relate w/ Patrick McAndrew" dissects the most important aspect of our lives that create fulfillment and meaning in the age of technology: deep, meaningful, human relationships. We create a sustainably happy life through the relationships we invest in and the memories we build together for years and years to come.
Patrick McAndrew, a professional actor and tech philosopher, hosts this captivating podcast, interviewing top experts in tech, entertainment, and business, gathering their takes on what it truly means to connect and relate to one another.
Patrick McAndrew, a professional actor and tech philosopher, hosts this captivating podcast, interviewing top experts in tech, entertainment, and business, gathering their takes on what it truly means to connect and relate to one another.
Dancing With Your Creativity and Potential with Gilda Joffe: Episode 192
Gilda Joffe, teacher, musician, and coach, joins us for episode 192 of the Relate podcast. We discuss Gilda's work as a coach and how she helps her clients overcome the fear and stress that is so prevalent in our society today. We discuss the downsides of competition, the importance of creating our own opportunities, and why we must allow ourselves to be creative. We also discuss the ideas behind her upcoming book, Dancing With Your Muse. To learn more about the amazing work Gilda is doing, please visit https://www.performermindset.com/ or visit her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gildajoffe/ Gilda has been teaching and coaching for more than 25 years and profoundly understands the emotional difficulties and fears which female executives and performers, in any scenario, experience. She has worked with hundreds of people who wish to improve and develop their business potential and confidence. As a public speaker, consultant, and business trainer with a dance, vocal, and music background, Gilda is well equipped to understand the emotional dilemmas that people face under situations of fear and stress. Gilda Joffe received her B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School of Music in New York where her principal teachers included Joseph Fuchs as well as Joel Krosnick and Robert Mann of The Juilliard String Quartet.
October 13, 2021
Relating to Others: Episode 191
Relating to others is definitely part-art, part-science. It's when we yield to the other person and talk about their interests, goals, and passions that we tend to make the deepest connection, instead of making the conversation all about ourselves. In this episode of Relate, we dive into the details of how to relate to people and why we should focus on our similarities much more than our differences. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
October 6, 2021
The Startup- A Look Into My Brand New Musical: Episode 190
I believe that storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to convey a message. It is through entertainment, whether it be theater, television, or film, that we can capture an audience and lead them to think and reflect about moments and situations from their own life. In this episode of Relate, I talk about my upcoming project, The Startup, and why I believe it is an important way to communicate the real need for digital wellness in the age of technology. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
September 29, 2021
The Loss of Tangibility: Episode 189
There is an immense amount of value in the tangible. It's through tangible things and experiences that we activate the five senses. But we don't do this in the digital world. In this episode of Relate, we discuss the decline of tangibility and why it's so important that we value all of the tangible experiences in our life. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
September 23, 2021
The Email Dream Crusher: Episode 188
Some of us tend to our email more readily than our own children. Email has this power over us that compels us to pay attention to it and to answer any incoming messages that arrive with prompt urgency. In episode 188 of Relate, we talk about why this isn't a good thing and how tending to our email could actually harm our chances at achieving our most desired ambitions. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
September 22, 2021
Why Positivity Is So Important: Episode 187
Positivity and positive thinking are often and easily seen as raa-raa fluff that sound nice and pretty, but lack any sort of substance. Despite this negative opinion of positivity and while it's unnatural for us to be positive all of the time, there is something to be said about cultivating positive energy. In this episode, we talk about why positivity is so important and how the energy you bring to a room can make a huge difference in your life and the lives of those around you. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
September 16, 2021
Building Trust In Yourself with Marin Laukka: Episode 186
In this episode of Relate, we speak with coach, author, and speaker, Marin Laukka. We talk about overcoming a scattered mind, quitting certain things in order to discover your priorities, and how to always work towards keeping things simple. We also discuss the importance of defining your own version of success and why we must build trust in ourselves. To learn more about Marin and to get her book, please visit https://www.yesandbymarin.com and https://www.yesandbymarin.com/readyenough Marin Laukka is a coach, speaker and author with a Master's Degree in positive developmental psychology and certifications in life coaching and yoga. As the business owner of Yes&, she passionately supports women to free themselves from doubt and fear so they can make their positive impact and experience true fulfillment. Marin is the bestselling author of Ready Enough: Your 7-Step Guide for Life's Hardest Decisions Read chapter 1 free at yesandbymarin.com/ReadyEnough
September 15, 2021
Schedule Time for Nothing: Episode 185
We value busyness way more than we should. It is so important to schedule time in our days for nothingness. In this episode of Relate, we discuss why this is so important for clearing our minds and why relaxing should be much more valued than it is. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
September 9, 2021
All In Favor of Imagination?: Episode 184
While plenty of companies and institutions preach about the value and importance of imagination, there is little evidence showing that this critical trait is valued as much as they say it is. In episode 184 of the Relate podcast, we do a deep dive into imagination, why it's so crucial to both the corporate and educational systems, and why it must become an embedded asset in company culture instead of simply a poster child. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
September 8, 2021
Why You're Afraid To Put It All Out There: Episode 183
It is very easy to doubt ourselves in the digital age. We are bombarded by images pointing at our mediocrity on a regular basis. In this episode of Relate, we discuss why we are afraid to put ourselves out there, both our work and who we are as people, and what we can do to overcome this hurdle. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
September 2, 2021
Can Machines Empathize Better Than Us?: Episode 182
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are advancing and it's only a matter of time until they are integral to the way we live our lives. In this episode of Relate, we discuss how machines are actually being taught to empathize, or at least how to teach us how to better empathize. Will we eventually live in a society where machines have a better understanding of humans than humans themselves? To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
September 1, 2021
Broadcasting Superiority: Episode 181
While social media is a great outlet to share about one's work as well as one's thoughts and opinions on a certain topic, it is often used as a way to elevate ourselves above others. In episode 181 of the Relate podcast, we discuss the effects of broadcasting our perceived superiority, why it doesn't do anybody any good, and why we should present our views in a different way. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
August 26, 2021
The Art of Listening: Episode 180
Listening is a skillset that must be developed and practiced on a regular basis. It is becoming more and more difficult to do as we have more and more distracting us from each other. In this episode, we discuss the art of listening and some key ways that we can improve our listening skills. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
August 25, 2021
Can the Arts Help the Tech Problem?: Episode 179
Part of the problem with the excessive use of technology is that it removes people from the present. It has the powerful ability to be able to distract someone from their loved one, from an experience, from moments that may only happen once. The arts require people to be in the moment. In this episode, we discuss how the arts can help fix a lot of the issues being presented by technology. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
August 19, 2021
The Search for Validation: Episode 178
Social media can be seen as synonymous with searching for validation. In episode 178 of the Relate podcast, we talk about our innate need to be validated in how we live our lives. The irony is that very few people care about what others are doing. Instead, we must look inward to validate ourselves. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
August 18, 2021
Toxic Productivity: Episode 177
Productivity has become a big buzz word in the age of social media and the influencer. It seems like everyone is looking to build a side hustle or make fast money on the Internet without realizing the costs. In this episode of Relate, we discuss the idea of toxic productivity and how it relates to our dependence on technology. Ignoring the need and desire for rest and play, society is beginning to teach us that it is a waste of time if we are doing anything other than work. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
August 12, 2021
Community Is Everything: Episode 176
Over the past few years, I've come to discover that community is at the heart of happiness. In episode 176 of the Relate podcast, we discuss why belonging to a community is essential for life-fulfillment and why this has become even more important in the age of technology. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
August 11, 2021
Social Media Is Exhausting: Episode 175
We live in an age where the Internet and social media are always at our fingertips. This fuels the obligation to always have a presence online and to regularly post the various activities going on in our lives. But this is exhausting. In this episode of Relate, we discuss how social media has begun to strain our energy and how a lot of the fun has been sucked out of social media. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
August 5, 2021
Using Technology to Fuel Empathy with Dr. Grin Lord: Episode 174
In episode 174 of Relate, we speak with Dr. Grin Lord. Grin is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder of mpathic - humanizing AI with empathy. We talk about the huge difference that the act of listening makes in our lives, how we can train machines to empathize, and also how culture affects communication. To learn more about Grin and her work, please visit https://www.empathy.rocks/ and https://www.mpathic.ai/ Dr. Grin Lord is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder of mpathic - humanizing AI with empathy.She was a Clinical Product Psychologist at Youper.ai and the Chief Clinical Officer of Lyssn.io. Dr. Lord's areas of expertise include: conversational design, using AI and machine learning to augment human connection and improve therapy, evidence-based therapies (Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT), health coaching, and psychology. She also is the founder and Director of the Center for Relational and Family Therapy (CRAFT) in Bellevue, WA. Since 2007, Dr. Lord has worked as a clinician-researcher at University of Washington in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her research and writing focuses on the intersection of AI and empathy, improving wellness, understanding evidence-based therapy, treatment of posttraumatic stress and substance abuse, the interpretation of the family, and the social meaning of trauma.
August 4, 2021
When You're Not In The Status: Episode 173
Remember away messages in the AIM days? Now, a Facebook status can do so much more, like sharing what you and your friends are up to. But what happens if you are not a part of that status? In this episode of Relate, we discuss the implications that come with sharing group hangouts on social media, especially to those who were not invited. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
July 29, 2021
Discovering Digital Ethics with Lawrence Ampofo: Episode 172
In this episode of Relate, we are joined by Lawrence Ampofo, the Founder of Digital Mindfulness. We discuss how tech has affected us on a social level, the concept of digital ethics, the power of digital justice, and mental health concerns related to tech. Lawrence has a deep passion for this work and he has been a pioneer in beginning the conversation around digital well-being. To learn more about Lawrence and his work, please visit https://digitalmindfulness.net/ Lawrence Ampofo is the Founder of Digital Mindfulness. Founded in 2014, Digital Mindfulness focuses on helping people operationalize digital ethics and responsible innovation into actionable and measurable business initiatives. Through their global network of experts and access to the latest market and technological research, they provide their communities access to the latest innovations and thinking in global digital ethics.
July 28, 2021
The Lunch Break: Episode 171
The Lunch Break is often ignored in most corporate settings. Often seen as a drain on productivity, people eat their lunches while working at their desks or skip the meal entirely to devote this time solely to their work. In this episode of relate, we discuss why the lunch break is actually one of the most important times of the day and why it's so important to the health of the individual and the health of the company. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
July 22, 2021
Breaking the Tech Chains with Seth Bunev: Episode 170
Seth Bunev completely cut himself off from most forms of technology for four years. Not only that, but he also traveled during this time, trying to navigate different languages, people, and cultures while being completely disconnected. In this episode of Relate, we hear Seth's story, talk about the importance of restructuring our minds, and why we must engage in communities. To learn more about Seth, please visit https://screenfarers.com/ Seth Bunev was in his tweens when the internet took over everyone’s lives (including his). Concerned about the impacts unfolding around him, he gave away his phone and laptop at age 17 and spent four years offline. His book, Screenfarers: Nurturing Deliberate Action in a Digital World, is a guide for parents and teachers to how digital media shape the mind, and how to help young people sail the sea of information with skill and intention— rather than becoming habitually distracted through passive surfing.
July 21, 2021
The Unsustainability of Our Digital Culture: Episode 169
Our digital culture has perpetuated a society that is always on, stressed, and consistently encompassed in our worlds online instead of off. In this episode of Relate, we discuss why this is not sustainable and what we must do to improve the situation. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
July 14, 2021
Media's Effect On Children with Julia Storm: Episode 168
Julia Storm joins us on the Relate podcast from an extensive career in digital media and, more specifically, media for children. In this episode of Relate, we discuss the concept of social-emotional learning, creating humane media for children, and discovering what the intent is behind the media that we create. We must engage and educate children on healthy ways to use technology. To learn more about Julia and her work, please visit https://www.reconnect-families.com/ Julia Storm is a Los Angeles-based Digital Media Wellness Specialist. She is an educator, writer, public speaker and the founder of ReConnect, a whole child and whole family approach to preparing kids for life in the Digital Age. Prior to launching ReConnect, Julia served as Director of Production for the award winning children’s media production company, The Mother Company. During her tenure at The Mother Company Julia produced children's media content for Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and PBS in partnership with the top child development specialists in the country. Since the founding of ReConnect, Julia has become a highly sought after go-to source for parents, schools, community organizations, corporate and non-profit companies who want to help their children understand, navigate, and thrive in the digital world. Julia is also a consultant on tech and parenting for the KTLA Morning News where you can often find her giving tips on the issues around screen time that concern parents most. Julia received her BA from Princeton University and earned a Masters from UCLA's School of Film, Television, and Digital Media.
July 7, 2021
"Amusing Ourselves to Death": Episode 167
Neil Postman, the author of "Amusing Ourselves to Death," shared some groundbreaking research when it comes to media's need to entertain us. In this episode of Relate, we discuss Postman's work and how it applies to the technological age we are living in. It is so easy to manipulate the general public that we must be aware of the signs. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
July 1, 2021
Owning Your Artificial Intelligence with David Valverde: Episode 166
David Valverde is in the process of creating some revolutionary technology that will transform a standard window into an attractive digital display. In this episode of Relate, we discuss how technology can serve as a gateway for humans to express themselves. We talk about the advantages of owning our own AI systems, how technology is an extension of ourselves, and how we can create a global community through the tech we use. You can learn more about David and his work by visiting https://www.pranos.ai/ and https://wefunder.com/pranosai David Valverde was born in Costa Rica and moved to Germany at seven years old. He spent most of his formative years in Germany until he attended Rollins College and University of Utah where he majored in International Trade and Commerce & minor in Computer Science. David’s fascination with artificial intelligence , and software led him to meeting his co founders at Grabb-it. They soon after got accepted to Y-Combinators Summer 18 batch and decided to move to Silicon Valley. David is now the founder & CEO of PRANOS.ai - the broadcast system that converts your car windows into transparent HD displays. David Valverde currently lives in Atherton, California.
June 30, 2021
You Are Creative!: Episode 165
We are all creative individuals! It's important that we recognize our creative talents and use them in our work and our relationships. Sometimes we think that we aren't "that" creative, but this would be wrong. Our creativity is like a muscle that we have to exercise and, in this episode of Relate, we discuss why it's so important to recognize that creativity. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
June 24, 2021
Our Relationship to Ourselves: Episode 164
We talk about our relationships to others, to technology, and to other aspects of our lives on this show, but it's also important to consider our relationship to ourselves. Most of us don't take the time to think about what we want, or take the time to care for ourselves. In this episode, we discuss why we must prioritize our own goals and needs in order to develop greater focus and clarity in our lives. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
June 23, 2021
Am I Boring You?: Episode 163
In this episode, we explore what humans are up against. We have all been out with a friend or group of friends and have been "phubbed" - snubbed with a phone. When we are mid-conversation and someone pulls out there phone on an unrelated note, it can be easy to come to the conclusion that we are not that interesting to them. It's more so a comment on the culture than you as an individual. We discuss how we can try to navigate this. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
June 17, 2021
Our Relationship With Money with Brian Witkowski: Episode 162
Brian Witkowski joins us on the Relate podcast to talk about our relationship with money. Money is often a sore subject, but Brian breaks things down in a simple way, focusing our intentions on mindset. We discuss the scarcity mindset versus the abundance mindset, how money is attracted to people who want it, and how we must not be afraid to put ourselves out there. Brian also shares his eight perspectives to money that allow us to analyze our own relationship with creating wealth. To learn more about Brian, be sure to visit https://thelucrativeartist.com/ or follow him on Facebook and Instagram @thelucrativeartist Brian Witkowski is a professional classical singer, actor, voice teacher, and educator turned business and personal development coach for artists and artistic-minded entrepreneurs. With a passion for helping others realize ways to earn "authentic income" doing what work they are most meant to do, he became the founder and CEO of The Lucrative Artist, where he offers boutique business coaching services designed accomplish just that and more. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts with emphasis in Vocal Performance and minor in Theatre at the University of Arizona; his studies and career have taken him as far west as Hawaii and as far east as China with repertoire ranging from Gregorian Chant in cathedrals to musical theatre roles like Lancelot in Spamalot. Some of his other favorite stage credits have included Farquaad in Shrek: The Musical, Charles Guiteau in Assassins, Marius in Les Miserables, and Pappageno in The Magic Flute. An avid solo recitalist with a passion for Lieder, he is a past Stern Fellow at Songfest and his dissertation was on a set of dramatic ballads by 19th-century German composer Carl Loewe. He has taught at Rockford University, facilitated professional development seminars to teachers and artists through Arts Integration Solutions, Self-Employment in the Arts and other organizations, and is regularly sought out as a speaker, and offers artists masterclasses and seminars in authenticity, financial empowerment, and leadership. He believes that "We don't need to compete, we just need to create!"
June 16, 2021
The People Pleasing Plague: Episode 161
In episode 161 of Relate, we discuss people pleasing. Many of us fall victim to this. We aim to please others out of fear of being disliked. Because of this, we can sometimes end up on a treadmill, running to the whims of others while neglecting ourselves. We discuss how to avoid this and how to put yourself first in your lifestyle. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
June 10, 2021
Critically Thinking Your Tech Use with Nadja Streiter: Episode 160
Nadja Streiter is a psychotherapist, parent coach, and speaker, and she joined us for episode 160 of the Relate podcast. In this episode, Nadja shares her story about how tech was making her busier and how this lifestyle became unsustainable. We discuss becoming a critical thinker in your relationship to technology, the diminishing returns of tech use, creating tech friction for yourself, and how to use technology nutritiously. To learn more about Nadja, head to https://eyesupwellness.com/ and https://gamequitters.com/. Nadja Streiter, is a psychotherapist, parent coach and speaker based outside of New York City. She has specific expertise in treating adolescents and adults who struggle with Video Game Addiction and other technology based problematic behaviors as well as co-occuring disorders. Ms. Streiter is a frequent speaker on these topics and also serves as Programs Director at Game Quitters, where she co-created the parent program, RECLAIM. Beyond providing treatment, Ms. Streiter, a mother of three children who grew up during the rapid rise of digital technology is extremely passionate about the societal implications of our increasing interaction and dependence on technology and the challenges that creates for families and individuals and employers. Ms. Streiter received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and has received specialized training in Gaming Disorder, CBT, EMDR, and Process Addictions. She serves on the Advisory Board for Intenta.Digital and Chairs the Mental Health Professionals Work Group at the Children's Screentime Action Network. Beyond her direct work in the field Ms. Streiter remains a Certified School Social Worker in the state of Connecticut.
June 9, 2021
More On the Five Pursuits: Episode 159
In a continuation of episode 158, we dive deeper on the five pursuits mentioned in our previous episode: health, relationships, finances, hobbies/play, and mission. We discuss why we must invest in these five pursuits in order to achieve any sort of semblance of happiness. When we remove the clutter and only focus on these five things, our energy will rise as will our enjoyment of life. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/.
June 2, 2021
Finding Fulfillment in Simplicity: Episode 158
We live in a very complex world. With email, social media, and other online distractions, it is so easy to get swept up in the busyness of everyday life. This is not where fulfillment is found. In episode 158 of Relate, we discuss how fulfillment is obtained and happiness achieved the more we remove unnecessary things from our lives. The more simple we make our lifestyle (at least to an extent), the more fulfillment we will find. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/.
May 26, 2021
Executing Your Vision with Luke Layman: Episode 157
Luke Layman joins us on episode 157 of the Relate podcast. Luke is a fighter pilot turned business entrepreneur who helps individuals and businesses level up in their careers. In this episode, we discuss the importance of clarity and knowing where you want to go, distinguishing between habits and goals, and why we must exercise decision-making. Luke also shares his insight into how we can achieve a quality life. To learn more about Luke, please visit https://www.lukelayman.com/. Luke Layman is a decorated fighter pilot, serial entrepreneur, investor and transformation coach. With decades of experience leading high performance and high growth organizations, Luke has cracked the code on how to live with INTENTIONAL ALIGNMENT, enjoying all the best that life has to offer while sustainably growing businesses across the globe. He has led multiple 7 and 8 figure businesses as well as leading the highest performing organizations in the United States Air Force. Amongst his many accolades, he is the recipient of a Combat Action Medal and Single Mission Air Medal for combat operations flown in the A-10 Warthog. Additionally, Luke is the recipient of multiple business awards included being voted Top 40 under 40 in 2019. Luke’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Framework is the method he applies in his own businesses as well as those he invests in. His pillars for success are creating high performance mindset and leadership, sales and marketing strategy, and creating leveraged systems.
May 19, 2021
Escaping the Digital Life with Hector Hughes: Episode 156
In episode 156 of Relate, we are joined by Hector Hughes. Hector is the Co-founder of Unplugged. We chat about how we are in a constant state of overstimulation in the digital world, and how we must strive to simplify, "strip back the noise," and how happiness comes from taking things away. Hector also walks us through the design of his cabins and his process for locking guests' phones away when they come to stay at one of their cabins. You can learn more about Hector and Unplugged by visiting https://unplugged.rest/ Hector Hughes is cofounder of Unplugged, a UK based startup providing a digital detox at beautiful cabins in nature, just an hour from city life.
May 12, 2021
Stop Being Busy: Episode 155
As a society, we wear the "busy badge" with pride. Whenever we ask each other how we are doing, the default answer always seems to be "busy." But this isn't a good thing. We must take the time to relax and leave space in our day to breathe and recuperate from our work and the time we are engaged. In this episode of Relate, I encourage us to stop being busy and to begin enjoying the quiet moments a little more. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/.
May 5, 2021
Developing Deeper Awareness of Diversity with Jaime Delgado: Episode 154
For episode 154 of Relate, we are joined by Jaime Delgado. Jaime is a clinical social worker and educator who specializes in teaching people matters around diversity, equity, and inclusion. In our conversation, we talk about Jaime's journey in discovering their queer identity, why fear seems to be the main trigger for people to oppress, why we feel the need to hide our authentic selves in the professional world, and why we must know ourselves to the fullest in order to implement change in the world. You can learn more about Jaime's work by visiting https://waldorfonfire.com/ Jaime Delgado is an experienced Clinical Social Worker, Educator, and SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) Facilitator. They specialize in anti-oppression and conflict management skill-building in clinical and educational settings. They have a background in systemic oppression work and have experience coaching adults and adolescents through restorative processes following conflict. They have applied their social work skills and knowledge within school and professional settings to deepen and diversify curriculum and culture. Jaime's work moves beyond basic clinical and educational paradigms to guide communities towards true equity.
April 28, 2021
How Teachers Can Better Engage Their Students with Rose Burnett Bonczek and Mike Flanagan: Episode 153
In episode 153 of Relate, we speak with Rose Burnett Bonczek and Mike Flanagan, who both just co-authored the book All The Classroom's A Stage. We talk about the value of applying theater skills to the classroom as a means to engage deeper with students, how theater skills are human skills, why we must collaborate to build more meaningful relationships, and why teachers must prioritize self-care. For any of you teachers tuning in, this is the episode for you! You can learn more about Rose and Mike by visiting https://www.roseburnettbonczek.com/ and @mflanny1124. You can purchase their book at your local bookstore. Rose Burnett Bonczek is a theater director, consultant, educator and author who has directed over 100 productions including Off and Off-off Broadway, regional and community theater, international festivals, and in education. For the past 17 years, she has been festival director of Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds) International One Minute Theatre Festival: US. www.gi60.blogspot.com. Gi60 annually produces 100 original one minute plays, streams and films each event, with plays available for viewing on the Gi60 YouTube Channel. Because live events were cancelled in 2020, Gi60 produced Gi60 Theatre Festival on Film, currently available On Demand at the Obie Award winning theater The Tank NYC, on their Cybertank platform. Ms. Bonczek served as director of the BFA Acting Program at Brooklyn College for over 20 years, and in 2018 she received the Excellence in Teaching Theatre in Higher Education Award from the national Association for Theater in Higher Education. She has co-authored Turn That Thing Off! Collaboration and Technology in 21 st Century Actor Training with Roger Manix and David Storck, Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide with David Storck, and One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre with Steve Ansell, all for Routledge Press. Michael Flanagan is a theatre director and Instructor of Drama at Houston Community College. He is Associate Producer of Gi60 Live US Edition, the international one-minute play festival where, over the years, he's directed over 100 short plays. Michael has taught theatre and directed for colleges and universities such as The College of Mount Saint Vincent, Brooklyn College, Iona College, and Fordham University. Michael has directed productions Off-Off Broadway, for community theaters and at theatre festivals, as well as adjudicating performing arts competitions. He was the founding Artistic Director for the Roosevelt Island Shakespeare Festival and assisted in the development of The City Island Theatre Shakespeare Festival. As Assistant Director of Student Success and Assistant Chair of General Education at The College of Westchester, he used applied theater concepts and techniques to develop the curriculum of freshman seminar and other core curriculum classes. He also applied improvisation and theatrical concepts to the Student Success Coach Program. He holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Brooklyn College.
April 21, 2021
The Gen Z Perspective- Rethinking Social Media for Teens with Emma Lembke: Episode 152
Emma Lembke is truly becoming a pioneer in the digital wellness space, talking about the impacts of social media from the Generation Z perspective. In this episode of Relate, we talk about the quantification of value in likes and comments, digital conscienceness, and the creation of an online persona. Emma discusses the bias against those not on social media, how serious mental health issues are in her generation, and why we must rethink social media for teens. To learn more about Emma and her work, please visit https://www.logoffmovement.org/ Emma Lembke is a resident of Birmingham, Alabama, rising high school senior, and Co-Founder/CEO of the LOG OFF Movement. LOG OFF is a youth movement dedicated to rethinking and talking about social media by teens for teens. Our movement is composed of a wide array of mediums, such as our website, podcast, blog, developing character ed curriculum, wellbeing initiative, and teen leadership groups.
April 14, 2021
Developing Communication Skills Through Discomfort with Adrienne Principe: Episode 151
Adrienne Principe is the Founder and Executive Director of Turning Life On, a non-profit, grassroots movement committed to digital wellness. In episode 151 of Relate, we discuss the mental health crisis that our society is facing, especially with teens and young adults. We talk about the lack of enriching activities in our daily lives, our dependence on phones, and why we must develop a tolerance for discomfort to improve our communication and relational skills. To learn more about Adrienne and her work, please visit https://www.turninglifeon.org/ As a certified Child and Teen Coach, Adrienne has a clear understanding of the latest research regarding technology and child development, and works with parents, educators and community leaders to bring thoughtful strategies for achieving digital wellness into homes and schools. She is the co-founder of Concord Promise and a member of the Screens in Schools Working Group for the Children’s Screen Time Action Network. Adrienne is also a presenter for the Massachusetts Partnership for Youth, a regular contributor on the Podcast “Live Above the Noise” and a writer for the Family Online Safety Institute Good Digital Parenting Blog. She has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other news outlets, organization and digital wellness groups.
April 7, 2021
Getting to the Root of the Tech Problem: Episode 150
There has been an influx of awareness brought up about the influence excessive tech use is having on society within the past few years. The people within the industry are working to find solutions to help individuals, parents, and children. But it's important to remember that we must try to tackle the root of this tech problem instead of merely the symptoms. In this episode of Relate, we investigate what the root of this problem may be. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/.
March 31, 2021
Why We Must Make Digital Wellness More Interesting: Episode 149
The fields of digital wellness, responsible tech, and related others are fascinating and interesting to those of us involved within the industry. But what about those outside the industry who find the topic to be rather dull? In this episode of Relate, we discuss why we must make digital wellness and the responsible tech movement more interesting and engaging to the masses so that we can get ahead of the rapid pace in which technology is progressing. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/.
March 24, 2021
Talk To People You Think You Hate: Episode 148
The rise of misinformation on social media platforms has made it increasingly easy to judge others, virtue signal, put each other down, and place ourselves into opposing groups. But what if I told you that we are all much more similar than any of us would like to believe? In this episode of Relate, we encourage our listeners to talk to people they think they hate. They may be surprised by the outcome. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/.
March 17, 2021
Why We Should Embrace an Ordinary Life: Episode 147
Because of the high rise in comparison culture that social media has expedited, we get the impression that we need to live an extravagant life in order to be happy. In this episode of Relate, we discuss how happiness and fulfillment are actually more often found in the simplicities of life and why, for this reason, we should embrace the ordinary. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/.
March 10, 2021
Finding Your One Thing: Episode 146
In episode 146 of Relate, we talk about the importance of finding your one thing. In this technological age we are living in, it can be super easy to get distracted by the variety of messages coming at you. It's not until we consciously decide to focus on one thing when we can start to work towards happiness and fulfillment. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patrick-mcandrew.com/
March 3, 2021
Own Your Data with Brittany Kaiser: Episode 145
For episode 145 of Relate, we sit down with Brittany Kaiser, data rights activist and the founder of the #OwnYourData campaign. In this episode, we unpack a lot. We talk about Brittany's career, from her journey working for the Obama campaign to working for Cambridge Analytica while the scandal was going on with Facebook. Brittany was one of the whistleblowers of Cambridge Analytica, exposing what went on with regards to threatening data privacy and altering the course of democracy. She is now a staunch advocate for data protection and privacy laws and is working tirelessly to make data ownership an individual right. You can purchase Brittany's book Targeted on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Targeted-Cambridge-Analytica-Facebook-Democracy/dp/0008363897/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1611851046&sr=8-1. To learn more about Brittany, be sure to visit her website at https://ownyourdata.foundation/ and visit her on Instagram @own.your.data. Brittany Kaiser is a data rights activist and the founder of the #OwnYourData campaign. She is a cofounder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a nonprofit lobbying firm advancing legislative reform to protect the rights of individuals to control their own digital assets. She currently works with the states of New York and California on privacy and blockchain legislation. To raise awareness of data rights, she recently cofounded the Own Your Data Foundation, to train others in digital literacy. Brittany is the primary subject of the Netflix Original documentary The Great Hack, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and recently nominated for a BAFTA and shortlisted for an Oscar. Brittany is also the author of “Targeted”, published by Harper Collins in 15 countries.
February 24, 2021
The Phone Free Day with Taino Bendz: Episode 144
Taino Bendz, Founder of Phone Free Day, joins us in this episode of Relate. We chat about how phones have grown to become more and more of a concern as technology has advanced, why we must set an intention with how we live our days and interact with technology, and why it's so important to take time away from our devices to spend times with the ones we love. You can learn more about Taino and his work by visiting https://www.phonefreeday.org/ and https://www.phonesmart.co.nz/ Taino has spent 10 years working in the corporate technology sector, and is passionate about using innovations to support people and enable us to live happier and healthier lives. For many of us however, digital technology such as smartphones are a source of stress, disturbed sleep, distraction, and can even come between relationships (have you heard the term ´phubbing´?). To empower people and promote a balanced device usage, Taino founded the non-profit Phone Free Day as a challenge and catalyst for change, as well as the business PhoneSmart where he runs workshops and presentations.
February 17, 2021
Making Big Ideas Approachable with Adrian Mack: Episode 143
Dr. Adrian J. Mack joins us in episode 143 of Relate to talk about a wide variety of important issues facing our world today. We discuss the social impact of different cultures and why we must "think beyond disciplines" in order to achieve a more worldly view. We discuss the important of technology on society and why we must educate ourselves in media literacy in a world of misinformation. We also talk about how to make big, academic ideas more approachable in an age where such ideas can often seem much too complex, veiled behind academic jargon. To learn more about Adrian, be sure to connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mackadrian/ Dr. Adrian J. Mack, Ph.D. is a Business Development Associate at Long Capture, a consulting firm that helps tech companies capture Department of Defense contracts. In his role, he forms strategic partnerships between Long Capture's clients and universities/research organizations. He previously served as the Director of Business Development & Marketing Strategy at 3C Institute for Social Development, an award-winning research and development company, specializing in social, emotional, and behavioral health, that creates evidence-based programs and software applications to promote health and wellbeing for people around the world. Adrian is an online faculty member in Interdisciplinary Studies at Southern New Hampshire University, where he teaches courses on Diversity, Pop Culture, and Perspectives in the Liberal Arts. Dr. Mack enjoys writing fiction and continues to publish creative and academic works. His transdisciplinary research focuses on media, technology, and society and diversity, equity, and inclusion. He has a PhD in Transformative Studies and Transdisciplinary Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Liberty University, a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia. Dr. Mack serves on the Research Advisory Committee for The Social Institute, a startup that works with schools, parents, and leaders across the country to empower students to use social media positively.
February 10, 2021
The Importance of Sensory Discovery with Jamie Rose Levy: Episode 142
Jamie Rose Levy joins us for episode 142 of the Relate podcast. In this episode, we discuss physical connection to the real world and why this is so critically important to our well-being. We discuss enhancing ourselves in the physical world through sensory discovery, how to align our intuition, and igniting the digital wellness match. To learn more about Jamie, please visit https://www.digitalwellnessinstitute.com/, https://digitalwellnesscollective.com/, and follow her on Instagram @reiki.withrose. Jamie Rose Levy is a Master Reiki and Tibetan Tones® Practitioner who specializes in creating a culture of belonging as the Engagement Director of the Digital Wellness Collective. In 2016 she founded a Digital Marketing company called Savvy Sisters Media, Inc. While working in social media, Jamie was exposed to the benefits and unintended consequences of digital platforms. Curious to find a solution, she submitted her idea to the Horn School of Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware. She was then invited to participate in the Venture On Start-Up Incubator Program and was awarded an initial investment to create the mindful technology movement, Meep
February 3, 2021
Why I Launched a Second Podcast: Episode 141
In this episode of Relate, I discuss why I launched a brand new, second podcast called Actorcast, the podcast that broadcasts the work, insight, and advice of industry experts in show business. I talk about the creation of the show, why it was birthed out of a deeper focus for the Relate podcast, and what the Relate podcast will specifically be focusing on moving forward. Be sure to check out my other work at Patrick McAndrew (patrick-mcandrew.com) and check out Actorcast at Patrick McAndrew (actorcast.fm).
January 27, 2021
Sharing the Messy, Raw, Human Truth with Lyssa Mandel: Episode 140
In episode 140 of Relate, we are joined by Lyssa Mandel. Lyssa is an actor, writer, storyteller, and comedian and we chat about the importance of reminding ourselves why we are doing something, why we must tell the messy, raw, human truth, the power of storytelling, and the upsides that come with using technology. Be sure to check Lyssa out on these various platforms: https://zanie.app/ http://www.lyssamandel.com/ https://open.spotify.com/show/3OOLZYCaGUn53JrZs1micS @aflockofsandwiches Lyssa is an actor, writer, storyteller, and comedian who is torn in half between NY and LA. She's the host of What's Betwixt Us, a podcast about empathy at work, and the Conversation Engineer for zanie, an app designed to bring trust and authentic human connection into remote workspaces. Her other podcast, The B*tch Seat, a comedy/therapy talk show about the universal vulnerability of youth, was featured on This American Life. She can be seen in the recently released feature film The Artist's Wife. Bread, coffee, and tomatoes forever.
January 20, 2021
Tangible Digital Wellness with Jorn Rigter: Episode 139
Jorn Rigter, the Co-Founder of unpluq, joins us for episode 139 of Relate. Jorn speaks with us about his innovative solution for designing technology that would help us combat distractive apps. We discuss the importance of giving control back to the people and why we must be mindful in how we use technology so as not to degrade human connection. Be sure to check out https://unpluq.com/ and http://evolvedprimates.com/ for more information on Jorn's work. Jorn Rigter is the co-founder of Unpluq. The goal of Unpluq is to help people regain control over technology, so they can spend their time in the most meaningful way. The first product of Unpluq is the Unpluq Key, that enables you to remove distracting apps from your phone through a physical action. His background is in Computer Science and Industrial Design. Next to that, he is the host of the Evolved Primates podcast, about living a more meaningful life in the 21st century.
January 13, 2021
Self-Care in Our Relationships with Maria Miller: Episode 138
In episode 138 of Relate, we are joined by Maria Miller. Maria is a spiritual life coach who drops a lot of knowledge bombs in our conversation. We discuss the "four R's" for changing your relationship to yourself, being a creator for what you want in your life, and why we must overcome conflicting beliefs. Maria also chats about the concept of finding your joy space and our personal responsibility in our relationships. Please learn more about Maria by visiting The Self Care Coach and @marialynnemiller. Maria is a spiritual life coach who is an expert at guiding her clients to ditch self-doubt and feelings of unworthiness, discover their inner guidance and trust themselves. She’s been obsessed with personal and spiritual development since she was a kid and loves teaching others how to invite ease, flow, clarity and purpose into their life and work. In addition to being a coach, Maria is a certified yoga teacher and ayurvedic yoga specialist who lives in southern California just 15 minutes from the beach with her husband, Derek, and has the wild good fortune of getting to support the most amazing clients.
January 6, 2021
Coming Together at Year's End: Episode 137
2020 has been an interesting year! In this episode of Relate, I reflect on the year that has been and the year that is to come, and what we can do to make the most of what has happened and what is coming.
December 30, 2020
How to Thrive in Entertainment with Alexandria Bellivan: Episode 136
Alexandria Bellivan, an entertainment career development specialist, joins us for episode 136 of Relate. We talk about the current state of the entertainment industry, the importance of identifying industries and professionals that excite you, and why it's important to stay open-minded when looking for work. Alexandria encourages our listeners to ask themselves what type of problem solvers they are and to have space and community for people to collaborate with one another. Be sure to connect with Alexandria on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandriabellivan/ Alexandria Bellivan is a career development professional with nearly 10 years of experience working within the workforce development realm. Currently, Alexandria works as an Employment Specialist and Program Manager for The Career Center at The Actors Fund assisting performing arts and entertainment professionals to secure multiple streams of meaningful income while they pursue their creative endeavors.
December 23, 2020
Social Impact Through Film with Scilla Andreen: Episode 135
Scilla Andreen, CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix, joins us for episode 135 of Relate. In this episode, we talk about film being one of the most powerful mediums in the world. Scilla talks with us about her experience working in Hollywood and her transition to starting IndieFlix. We discuss why it's important to elevate storytellers, how being clear makes you fearless, and how film models for us. Be sure to check out https://www.indieflix.com/ for more information on Scilla's work. Scilla Andreen, an award-winning film and TV veteran of Sony & Warner Bros., is the CEO and Co-Founder of Indie Flix . She directed, executive produced and produced “ The Upstanders”, “LIKE ” as well as serving as executive producer for “ Nevertheless ”. Scilla served as the Executive Producer and Distributor for “ Angst”, “Screenagers ” and “ The Empowerment Project ”, and is a key supporter for “Finding Kind” , the original film in the Indie Flix stable. Scilla has been recognized by Screening International’s Women To Watch and Variety’s Women’s Impact Report and is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, Women in Film and MentalHealth Summits. She is also the author of “The Creative Coping Toolkit ”, a book with simple, fun conversation-starting activities that gamify talking about our feelings, which is integrated into our Mental Health Trilogy SEL curriculum.
December 16, 2020
How To Make Sense with Evan Crommett: Episode 134
Evan Crommett, singer/songwriter, actor, and music producer, joins us on episode 134 of Relate. In this episode, Evan talks to us about his experience growing up in an artistic incubator, why we must make our art personal, why it's important to remain gentle and compassionate in this world, and why we must prioritize relationships. We also discuss the release of his amazing EP, "Craving Compassion or Maybe Just a Baconeggandcheese." You can check out Evan's music on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, or wherever you get your music. Subscribe to his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/Crommetthefrog and check out his website at https://www.evancrommett.com/ Evan Crommett is an actor, singer-songwriter + music producer born & raised in Hell's Kitchen, NYC. When it comes to his tunes, his commitment is to cranking out bops from his bedroom studio, sidestepping the genre-police, and officiating the marriage between music that's sincere and music that slaps.
December 9, 2020
Developing Cultural Understanding with Tamer Gargour: Episode 133
In episode 133 of Relate, we are joined by Tamer Gargour, a creative content creator and radio broadcaster behind the new hit podcast, "Travelling While Arab." In this episode, we discuss the content behind Tamer's podcast and the dissonance that exists in the Western world's perception of Arab culture. We discuss underlying prejudices, lack of cultural understanding in social media use, and why storytelling and communication are so critical in our world today. Be sure to check out the podcast and its upcoming episodes at https://travellingwhilearab.net/. You can follow Tamer at the following places: Twitter: TamerGar Instagram: TamerGar Twitch: TamerGar Youtube: TamerGargour Facebook: TamerGargour Tamer Gargour is a Jordanian/American radio presenter and content creator. He holds a bachelors of law degree but chose to secure a foothold in the Jordanian entertainment industry, recently expanding with the introduction of his podcast 'Travelling While Arab', which showcases the technical checks on the free movement of Arabs around the world. He recently obtained a Master of Digital Media degree from Ryerson University in Toronto.
December 2, 2020
What Casting Directors Look For with Katie Griffin: Episode 132
Katie Griffin is the casting director and founder at Katie Griffin Casting. Katie joined us for episode 132 of Relate where we discussed the wide world of casting, the entertainment industry, the importance of mutual respect, and her career as a casting director. We also discuss important topics for actors to know when auditioning for projects (so for all you actors out there: listen up!) Please visit https://www.katiegriffincasting.com/ to learn more about her company and follow Katie on social media at: FB & IG: @katiegriffincasting TW: @kgriffincasting Backed by over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Katie Griffin Casting is a first Class agency concentrating in the casting of television, film, commercials, print and music videos. Katie Griffin Casting is a full service casting agency aiding clients in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Miami. Launched in 2011, Katie Griffin Casting pioneered on site mobile casting services. Katie Griffin’s years of experience, both as a performer and as a casting director, allowed her a unique perspective on how to better serve the needs of this industry. In addition to our mobile services, Katie Griffin Casting, also offers studio space for casting sessions, training, equipment rental and editing sessions. With a keen eye for talent, Katie Griffin Casting is always seeking actors and models of all ages and professional athletes for a variety of different clients. The agency has strong relationships with talent agents and managers in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Miami. Katie Griffin Casting serves many of the industry’s major networks, including: NBCU; HBO; OWN; AMC; VH1; Lifetime Movie Network; TLC; Discovery; HGTV; Sprout; FOX and Comcast.
November 25, 2020
Artists and Digital Wellness with Emma Sameth: Episode 131
Emma Sameth is a a singer/songwriter based in LA and Portland, OR, who recently began a new initiative called Tech Nutrition. In this episode of Relate, we discuss the concept of cultivating an online presence versus an in-person presence. We talk about authenticity and how it relates to the online world and one's identity. We also chat about fandom, social media's impact on artists, and how tech wields the power to change relationships, for better or for worse. Be sure to check out Tech Nutrition at https://tech-nutrition.com/ and listen to Emma's music on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/emma-sameth. Emma Sameth was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her love of all things music led her to a career as an artist/songwriter in the bustling LA music scene. Working with hundreds of fellow artists both in the states and abroad, her singing can be found on Spotify and in the trailer for Paramount’s feature film Wonder Park. As an independent artist reliant on social media and online platforms to market her music, overuse gradually turned to compulsive dependence when it came to online feedback. This weakened her intrinsic love for the creative process, while simultaneously reinforcing the idea that vanity metrics and popularity contests were the ultimate objectives. Her experiences in the industry led her to found Tech Nutrition, a creative writing-based rebuttal to the incessant whisperings of big tech promising social salvation through statistics and follower counts. She’s determined to share her findings in the hope of helping others break free of their Instagram envy, and rediscover creativity and collaboration for personal fulfillment and healing.
November 18, 2020
Life in Casting with Jill Trevellick: Episode 130
Jill Trevellick is a UK-based, Emmy-nominated casting director who has cast notable projects including Downton Abbey, Merlin, The Muskateers, Jamestown, Sanditon, and Belgravia. In this episode, we discuss her career as a casting director, her favorite memories working in the entertainment industry, advice for aspiring casting directors and actors, and what it was like casting an ensemble-based show like Downton Abbey. Please check out her various credits on IMDB at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0872357/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0.
November 11, 2020
Holding Big Tech Accountable with Joe Toscano: Episode 129
Joe Toscano is an award-winning designer, published author, and international keynote speaker. In this episode of Relate, we discuss the Internet as the collective conscious of the world, how user research is psychological research, the human issues present in technological design, and topics around data. Please check out Joe's work at https://www.beacontrustnetwork.com/ and you can email Joe directly at Joe@beacontrustnetwork.com. Joe Toscano is an award-winning designer, published author, and international keynote speaker who previously consulted for Google in Mountain View, CA. Joe left because he didn't believe in the way the industry treated society and felt the issues needed to be addressed through innovation from the outside. He has since written a book, called Automating Humanity, and started the Better Ethics and Consumer Outcomes Network (BEACON), both of which are focused on increasing technology literacy, discovering opportunities for purpose-driven innovation, and moving communities forward in the age of automation. Outside of BEACON Joe also writes for Forbes, is a member of the World Economic Forum's Steering Committee for Data Protection, and is featured in The Social Dilemma. Watch his TEDx Talk, “Want to work for Google? You already do,” for a quick summary.
November 4, 2020
Acting as a Business with Brian O'Neil: Episode 128
Brian O'Neil, acting coach and author of "Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success," joins us for episode 128 of Relate! In this podcast, we discuss the importance of developing a personal career and why it's crucial to show the world your credibility. Brian shares his experience working in the entertainment industry and why we must take a long-term view and see the big picture. He also talks about why we must study with good people in order to elevate our careers. Be sure to check out Brian's work at http://www.actingasabusiness.com/ Brian is the author of Acting As a Business: Strategies for Success, Fifth Edition, published by Random House, currently in its 40th printing. Acting As a Business is now considered such a vital resource that it recently won a spot on Entertainment Weekly Magazine's exclusive list of Top Ten "Show-Biz Industry Bibles." Brian is also the author of the book Actors Take Action: A Career Guide for the Competitive Actor. Brian created the advice column "Actor's Cues and A's" for Back Stage, and his books are required or recommended reading in many conservatory training programs, including Yale and Juilliard. Brian is the country's foremost lecturer on self-marketing techniques for actors. He lives in New York City and works with actors at all stages of their careers. Since 2010 alone, actors who have worked with Brian have become the stars of major motion pictures (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Inside Llewyn Davis, Robin Hood, Drive, and the Columbia Pictures release Great Hope Springs with Meryl Streep); been the recipients of Emmys and a Golden Globe (The Big Bang Theory); have become the stars of such television series as: Netflix's Sense8, Orange Is The New Black, HBO's True Blood, Charlie Sheen's Anger Management, Stargate Universe, and Outsourced. Also in the recent past, Brian's clients have landed leading and supporting roles in such Broadway productions as Frozen, the eight-time Tony Award winning Once, the five-time Tony winner Peter and the Starcatcher, Ching-lish, Al Pacino's The Merchant of Venice, Robin Williams's Bengal Tiger, American Idiot, Enron and Next Fall. Actors who have worked with Brian have later signed with agencies including: Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris/Endeavor, ICM, Paradigm, Gersh, Innovative Artists, Abrams Artists, Don Buchwald & Associates and many others.
October 28, 2020
Being of Service in Acting with Emily Swallow: Episode 127
Emily Swallow joins us for episode 127 of the Relate podcast! Emily gives us an inside look into her career as an actress. She discusses why we must be available and open as actors, how acting can make us less likely to judge others, and why we are being of service when acting. She also talks about the importance of knowing what you want and why we must remain humble and collaborative. Be sure to follow Emily on Instagram @bigeswallz. Emily Swallow is an American actress who has appeared in TV, film, and theatre. She is best known for her roles on The Mentalist, Supernatural, and The Mandalorian on Disney+.
October 21, 2020
From the Story to the Audience with Stacy Barton: Episode 126
We are joined by show writer and author, Stacy Barton, for episode 126 of Relate. In this episode, Stacy talks with us about the importance of connection between a story and audience, the value of a shared, collective experience, and how a story has the power to touch hearts. We get an inside look at her career writing shows for companies like Disney, SeaWorld, Ringling Brothers, and many others. We also learn why it's so critical to listen to your audience. Please learn more about Stacy on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-barton-58b7997/ and on Instagram @stacybarton_showwriter. You can find her books at https://www.amazon.com/Lily-Harp-Stacy-Barton/dp/160226015X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=stacy+barton+lily+harp&qid=1601479708&sr=8-1. Stacy Barton loves a good story—hearing it, seeing it, shaping it, sharing it—how it comes to life with an audience. She’s been called the ‘swiss army knife’ of storytellers, at home in any collaborative setting in which story is the center. For twenty years she’s specialized in story development for themed experiences, including major projects for Disney, SeaWorld, Ringling Bros., DreamVision and others around the world. Stacy is equally at ease imagining new content, using folklore and fairytales as structural forms, or transforming films and books into compelling live experiences. She is also the award-winning author of three books of literary fiction and poetry, four children's picture books, and more than thirty short story publications.
October 14, 2020
Magic in the Air with Wendy Federman: Episode 125
9-time Tony award-winning producer, Wendy Federman joins us for episode 125 of Relate! In this episode, Wendy and I discuss the joy of being surrounded by creative people. Especially in times of COVID, never before has it been more important to connect to our humanity, emotions, and storytelling. Wendy hits home the importance of honing your skills, continuous learning, and what it's like to produce on Broadway. Please visit https://foolishmortalsproductions.com/ to learn more about Wendy and her amazing career. Wendy Federman is a nine-time Tony Award winning theatre and film producer. She has also received an Olivier Award, 10 Drama Desk Awards, eighteen Outer Critics Circle Awards, and sixteen Drama League Awards for many of her nearly ninety co-productions. Wendy has a tremendous commitment to the theater arts and the generosity of her time is evident in her numerous philanthropic causes related to her profession. Wendy has served as guest lecturer for many charitable foundations and spent countless hours throughout her career mentoring aspiring producers, actors and writers. Wendy co-founded an annual fund-raising event, “Broadway’s Got Guts,” which directly benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Wendy is the chair of the Nominating Committee and also serves as co-chair of the annual Chita Rivera Awards event which celebrates the superb achievements of the top dancers and choreographers on Broadway and in film. Wendy serves as Advisor for unique works of theatrical entertainment including Particle Ink, a new live immersive theater experience utilizing augmented reality (AR), a mixed reality and game-changing technology that alters the physical world you see and experience. In addition, Wendy is a proud member of the John F. Kennedy Center’s National Committee for the Performing Arts. Wendy received the 2020 Award of Excellence from the Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C. in recognition of her notable artistic achievements as a nine-time Tony Award winning theatre producer, for her talent, creativity, and inspiration to women in her field. She was also a 2019 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor which is awarded to 100 Americans whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are worthy of commendation. Wendy has also served as trustee on several significant boards including The Foundation for Gender Equality, Bergen Performing Arts Center, MCC Theater, Gilda’s Club and Penguin Repertory Theater.
October 7, 2020
Data Privacy and Inclusive Housing with Dan Wu: Episode 124
In episode 124 of Relate, we are joined by Privacy Counsel and Legal Engineer, Dan Wu. Dan and I chat about protective data and why it's important to build housing that fulfills peoples' basic needs. Dan is an advocate for housing policy innovation, and his passion for this subject shines through as he talks about possible solutions. We also discuss data privacy, tech ethics, and why we must have data protection in design. You can learn more about Dan by connecting with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/wu12345/. You can read some of his publications at: Empowerment (FastCo): http://tiny.cc/FCEmpower Housing Innovation (TechCrunch): http://bit.ly/TCHousingMapPost Data Ethics (TechCrunch): http://bit.ly/TCDataEthicsPost Data Ethics (O'Reilly): http://tiny.cc/OREthics Dan Wu is a Privacy Counsel & Legal Engineer at Immuta, an automated data governance platform for analytics. He’s advocated for data ethics, inclusive urban innovation, and diversity in TechCrunch, Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company. He's helped Fortune 500 companies, governments, and startups with ethical & agile data strategies. He holds a Harvard J.D. & Ph.D. Find more resources on cities, ethics, and innovation here or the QR code below: http://bit.ly/DWRequest
September 30, 2020
Making Broadway Accessible with Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane: Episode 123
In this episode of Relate, we are joined by three-time Tony-winning producer Bonnie Comley and six-time Tony-winning producer Stewart F. Lane. We discuss the current state of Broadway, especially during times of Covid, and how their streaming platform, BroadwayHD, is making theater more accessible to a wider and more diverse audience. We discuss how Broadway has always been an evolving art form, the role of producers in a production, collaboration for artistic and financial success, how to find a great script, and the future of Broadway. There is a lot of great conversation to unpack in this episode, so strap in and get ready for a backstage look at the world of Broadway! Please be sure to check out Bonnie and Stewart's streaming platform at https://www.broadwayhd.com/ Bonnie Comley is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer. She has, also, won an Olivier Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her stage productions. She is a full member of The Broadway League and the Audience Engagement and Education Committee. Comley has produced over 40 films, winning four Telly Awards and one W3 Award. She is the founder and CEO of BroadwayHD, the world’s premier online streaming platform delivering over 270 premium live productions to theatre fans globally. The theatre community has honored Comley for her philanthropic work; she is the recipient of The Actors Fund Medal of Honor, The Drama League Special Contribution to the Theater Award, The Paul Newman Award from Arts Horizons and The Theater Museum Distinguished Service Award. Comley’s educational honors include The Distinguished Alumni Award from Emerson College and The Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Massachusetts and the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. The Music Theatre Program at Boston University is named in her honor, The Musical Theatre Society Room at Emerson College bears her name, the 500-seat theater at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is known as the Comley-Lane Theatre, and The Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Stage is housed within the Booth Arts Complex in Boston. Comley has been a keynote speaker or panelist at BroadwayCon, C2E2 (Chicago ComicCon), SXSW, Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) and City National Bank Women Entrepreneurs, and taught masterclasses or guest lectured at Columbia University, New York University, Emerson College, NYFA, Five Towns College and UMass, among others. Stewart F. Lane is Chief Executive Officer, President and Co- Founder of BroadwayHD and Chief Executive Officer of Theater Venture Inc. He is a six- time Tony Award winning producer for ”Jay Johnson: The Two Only,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The Will Rogers Follies” “La Cage Aux Folles,” “A Gentleman Guide to Love and Murder” and “War Horse.”As well as a nine time nominee including “Fiddler on the Roof” (revival) starring Alfred Molina,“Gypsy” (revival) starring Bernadette Peters, “1776” (revival) starring Pat Hingle and Brent Spiner, “The Goodbye Girl” starring Martin Short and Bernadette Peters and “Woman of the Year” starring Lauren Bacall. Lane is also the recipient of four Drama Desk Awards, a Drama Critics Circle Award, a Outer Circle Critics Award and a Drama- Lounge Award . Other Broadway producing credits include “Cyrano De Bergerac” starring Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata, “Legally Blonde the musical,” “Minnelli on Minnelli” starring Liza Minnelli, “Wait Until Dark” starring Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei, “Can-Can” starring Zizi Jeanmaire, “Frankenstein” starring Dianne Wiest, “Teaneck Tanzi” starring Deborah Harry and Andy Kaufman, “A Change in the Heir,” “The Grand Tour” starring Joel Grey, “West Side Story” starring Debbie Allen and many more.
September 23, 2020
Taking Ownership of Your Online Life with Stephanie Humphrey: Episode 122
Technology and Lifestyle Expert Stephanie Humphrey joins us for episode 122 of the Relate podcast! In this episode, Stephanie and I discuss how there is a divide in how we approach technology. It's important to educate ourselves to the potential harms of technology while not cutting off opportunities that can present themselves to us through technology. We discuss the importance of being mindful of our digital footprints, that privacy is fiction, and how we must have more empathy. Stephanie is providing families, students, and organizations with concrete solutions in how to have healthy relationships with technology. Please visit https://www.tildeathdoyoutweet.com/ to learn more about Stephanie and her work. You can order her book on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Your-Digital-Footprint-Kick/dp/0578741229/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=don%27t+let+your+digital+footprint+kick+you+in+the+butt&qid=1598298044&sr=8-1 Technology and Lifestyle Expert Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer who merges her passion for lifestyle media with in- depth tech expertise to show everyday people how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be. Stephanie is currently a technology contributor for ABC News where she worked as part of the nationally syndicated Strahan Sara & Keke team, as well as contributing to Good Morning America. She has also been a guest expert on the daytime morning show Home & Family on The Hallmark Channel, and Sister Circle Live on TV One. Stephanie was a frequent guest on NewsOne with Roland Martin and has also contributed her tech-life expertise to other national media outlets including Al-Jazeera America, HuffPostLive, TheGrio.com, and BlackEnterprise.com. She is a regular on-air tech contributor to Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia (WTXF) where she delivered tech news since 2012. She also spent two years as the spokesperson for HP, Inc. on the QVC shopping channel. Helping students is a passion that drives Stephanie, and she has channeled this motivation into a seminar called ‘Til Death Do You Tweet. The seminar, tailored to either students, parents, or professionals, helps them understand the potential negative consequences of online behavior - especially through social media - and gives helpful advice on how people can maintain a positive reputation in cyberspace. Her new book “Don’t Let Your Digital Footprint Kick You in the Butt!” expands on these concepts, and is available on Amazon.
September 16, 2020
Human Growth Through Creativity with Gen Cleary: Episode 121
Creative Director and Live Show Producer, Gen Cleary, joins us in episode 121 of the Relate podcast! In this episode, we discuss Gen's career starting out as a dancer and transforming into a creative directing and producing powerhouse. We talk about the importance of leading with creativity, bringing an audience on an emotional journey, and how it's our mission to create. Please learn more about Gen Cleary and her amazing work by visiting https://gencleary.com/ Geneviève Cleary has more than 30 years of experience as Creative Director and Live Show Producer worldwide. She has served as the in-house creative director for venues such as MGM Grand, Palms Hotel, Hakkasan, Marquee and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. She is referred as one of the 16 most influential women in the nightlife industry by Vegas Rated Magazine. Creative mind behind the shows of DJs such as: Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto, Kaskade’s Dance. Love,City of Dreams, Atmosphere and Fire and Ice, US tours and residencies for Sharam, Benny Benassi, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, LMFAO just to name a few. She has also added her creative talents to shows involving musical artists like Beyoncé, Coldplay, Rihanna, Fergie and many more. Extra Credits: Olympics Ceremonies of Vancouver and Rio, Disney on Ice, So You Think You Can Dance, Cirque du Soleil Events.
September 9, 2020
The Four Sacred Gifts with Anita Sanchez: Episode 120
Anita Sanchez, transformational consultant, speaker, coach, and author, joins us in episode 120 of Relate! You won't want to miss this episode. Anita is a wealth of wisdom as she shares with us "The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom For Modern Times," which is also the title of her best-selling book. The four sacred gifts are: the power to forgive the unforgivable, the power of unity, the power of healing, and the power of hope. We dissect all four of these gifts, discuss why indigenous wisdom is so important today, and why we must always come from a place of love and drop into our hearts in our interactions with people. I encourage you all to check out Anita's work at https://foursacredgifts.com/ Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., Aztec and Mexican-American, is a transformational leadership consultant, speaker, coach and author of the international bestselling book, “The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times” (Simon & Schuster). She bridges indigenous teachings with the latest science to inspire and equip women and men to enjoy meaningful, empowered lives and careers.
September 2, 2020
Following Your Curiosity with James Bundy: Episode 119
James Bundy, Dean of Yale School of Drama, joins us in episode 119 of Relate. On this episode, we dissect the art of acting, beginning with a tendency and temptation actors have to focus on how "good" our acting is. James makes clear that the actor sees what the audience sees and, as such, we must follow our curiosities as actors. We discuss the importance of vivid and big imaginations, how chasing perfection is an illusion, and why we must, from time to time, entertain the ideas of our mortal enemies. To learn more about James and the Yale School of Drama, please visit https://www.drama.yale.edu/ James Bundy has served as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre since 2002. He teaches in the Acting program at the School and in the Theater Studies program in Yale College. During his tenure, Yale Rep has produced more than thirty world, American, and regional premieres, nine of which have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle as Best Production of the year and two of which have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. James has directed productions at Theater for a New Audience, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Acting Company, California Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Juilliard School Drama Division. James is a graduate of Harvard College; he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Yale School of Drama.
August 26, 2020
Giving People A Map To Get Lost with Jim Calder: Episode 118
Jim Calder, Head of Movement at NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program, joins us in this episode of Relate. Jim talks to us about his career and why we must honor our sense of play. We discuss why, as actors, we must be tremendously attentive and how our habits can become extremely dangerous. Jim also hits home why we must explore the unexploreable and the key difference between experiencing and explaining in acting. Please visit https://tisch.nyu.edu/about/directory/grad-acting/101386120.html to learn more about Jim. Jim Calder is the Head of Movement at New York University Tisch Graduate Acting Department. He is the winner of the David Payne Carter Excellence in Teaching Award and Artistic Director of La Pietra Summer Theatre Festival in Florence, Italy. Jim has directed at various locations in New York City including the Lincoln Center Institute, Pearl Theatre, Classic Stage Company, The Public, New York Theater Workshop and HERE. Jim was movement and creative consultant for the upcoming film ‘Silent Retreat” on ‘Pericles’ at Berkeley Rep, ‘Passion Play’ by Sarah Ruhl and has served as movement director on Broadway for ‘Therese Raquin’ staring Keira Knightley. Jim has performed at The Old Globe, P.S. 122, and throughout Europe. He was the lead actor and creative consultant in PBS’s ‘Noddy & Friends’. Jim trained and performed under the direction of Jacques LeCoq in numerous TV specials in France.
August 19, 2020
Producing With Care with Megan Kingery: Episode 117
Tony-nominated producer, Megan Kingery, joins us in episode 117 of Relate. In this episode, we talk about Megan's career as a "Producer of Everything," from Broadway to film to books and graphic novels. We discuss the importance of building something for a long time, how to choose what you produce, the true role of a producer in a production, and why stamina plays such a integral role in the entertainment industry. Please visit http://megankingery.com/ and https://www.poeglobal.com/ to learn more about Megan and the great projects she has worked on. Megan Kingery is the Executive Producer of POE GLOBAL and Tony-nominated “Producer of Everything.” She served as Creative Producer of Blue Man World, Blue Man Group's first exploration into print. Her other notable projects include NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 which gave her a Tony Nomination, FUN HOME which won the Tony award, and HAND TO GOD (Tony nomination). Megan is also the Executive Producer of THE SUBJECT, a feature film by Chisa Hutchinson, directed by Lanie Zipoy, starring Jason Biggs and Aunjanue Ellis, and ADAM MANN (NOT HIS REAL NAME) a new play by Marin Gazzaniga based on Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind by Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola, in development with The Civilians. Creative Producer of PARTICLE FEVER (in development: book and lyrics by David Henry Hwang, music by Bear McCreary). Experiential Producer of the “In Her Shoes” campaign for Santander Bank, winner of Best Experiential and Best Tech for Good IDEAS award, and Best Experiential for AICP.
August 13, 2020
Teaching Digital Barriers with Leigh-Chantelle: Episode 116
In episode 116 of Relate, we are joined by Leigh-Chantelle. We discuss why we must avoid passive interaction with the world, why we must develop a deep understanding of technology, and why we must achieve a certain digital equilibrium within our lives. Leigh-Chantelle shares her expertise in teaching digital barriers and iterates the importance of education when it comes to our technological devices. Please learn more about Leigh-Chantelle by visiting https://www.leigh-chantelle.com/ and https://www.vivalavegan.net/ Leigh-Chantelle is an international speaker, consultant, author, and blogger. She is passionate about cyberpsychology, digital well-being and digital communication, in particular, prioritizing conscious choices towards interactions, especially online. She is currently undertaking multidisciplinary research, examining children’s interactions with social robots in an educational setting. Over the past two decades, she has spoken all over the world, written various books, run not-for-profits, organized festivals, plus many smaller events. She has worked in online marketing, online advertising, content creation, and social media, and is currently creating online courses while teaching herself how to code apps.
August 5, 2020
I Have No Idea How We Do What We Do: Episode 115
In episode 115, I discuss my opinions on our ability to function with all of the stimuli coming at us from our smartphones. With pings, buzzes, and rings coming at us for notifications, emails, and messages, it is any wonder that we get anything done. Are we really progressing towards more productivity, or are the new complexities of life hindering our ability to work deeply? To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ and find me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-mcandrew-a3339b41/
July 29, 2020
Why You Should Chase Your Dreams: Episode 114
In this episode of Relate, we talk about the importance of chasing your dreams. It's very easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of our lives. Many of us don't even know what are dreams are. But if we take the time to work on ourselves, step outside our comfort zones, and try something new, it can open our perspectives to new possibilities. To learn more about my work, please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ and find me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-mcandrew-a3339b41/
July 22, 2020
Wake Up To Your Own Life with Dawn Wible: Episode 113
Dawn Wible, Founder of Talk More. Tech Less. joins us for episode 113 of Relate. In this episode, we discuss the influence that increased technology consumption has had on our society and its ability to affect how we think and feel. We discuss the myth of multitasking, how to #techresponsibly, and how, part of the problem with tech, is that it is now monetized. Dawn also talks about her initiative, TalkMoreMeals, and why we must seize opportunities for connection. To learn more about the great work Dawn is doing, please visit https://www.talkmoretechless.com/ Dawn Wible is the founder of Talk More. Tech Less. an organization bringing awareness, education and resources for digital health. Researching this topic kept leading her to the importance of space and connection around mealtimes and how they are missing in our busy lives. In 2017 she launched Talk More Meals, a local food prep company feeding delicious gluten free food to Waco, Texas residents with talking points on their labels for connection around healthy meals. Dawn is a former teacher and Baylor University Alum. She is a member of the Digital Wellness Collective, a global trade association for digital wellness experts and organizations. Dawn speaks in communities and school districts educating about online safety and digital health.
July 15, 2020
Why We Need Entertainment: Episode 112
In episode 112 of Relate, we discuss why we need entertainment. Entertainment often gets a bad reputation because there are multiple studies out there that discuss the danger of too much TV or YouTube, that they can have a negative impact on our minds and bodies. This is true; we must take entertainment in moderation. But there can be a lot of positives taken from the entertainment industry. We discuss its power to bring people together, how it activates empathy, and how it can educate us all the same. Please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ to learn more about my work or find me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-mcandrew-a3339b41/
July 8, 2020
Becoming a Leader at Disney with Ray Fournier: Episode 111
Have you ever wondered what it is like behind-the-scenes at Walt Disney World? For episode 111 of Relate, we are joined by Disney Show Producer, Ray Fournier. In this episode, Ray discusses his career path and what led him to Disney. We talk about the importance of leadership and great storytelling when working for a company. Ray shares why the arts are so important and also shares his favorite part about working at Disney. Please find out more information about Ray and his work by visiting https://www.linkedin.com/in/ray-fournier-64821b9/ Ray Fournier has been a leader in the entertainment live event industry for nearly 35 years. He has 20 years of Disney production experience as Stage Manager, Production Manager, and currently as Show Producer for the Creative Entertainment department with The Disney Event Group at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Ray is active in the performing arts community and is currently the President of the Board of Directors for The Garden Theatre, a non-profit performing arts center in downtown Winter Garden, Florida. Ray's current project is co-host of the podcast The Rise, a focus on the arts and culture community of Central Florida. Ray is also a vocalist and is working on the launch of his Big Band, The Big Band Ray.
July 1, 2020
The Positive Potential of AI with Renée Cummings: Episode 110
Renée Cummings, Founder of Urban AI and AI ethicist and strategist, joins us for episode 110 of Relate. Renée shares her career and background in criminology and psychology and how that lead into her profession working in artificial intelligence. She believes in the importance of taking a social justice approach to design AI, so as to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion. Renée discusses how data is power, how the public should be included in the design of AI, how we can use AI to improve urban communities, and how AI can empower us. Please learn more about Renée and the amazing work she is up to by visiting https://www.linkedin.com/in/ren%C3%A9ecummings/ or contacting her directly at email@example.com. Renée Cummings is a criminologist and criminal psychologist as well as a respected AI ethicist and AI strategist. She’s also a community scholar, at Columbia University, in New York and the CEO & founder of Urban AI. Advocating for more diverse, equitable and inclusive AI, she’s on the frontline of ethical AI, generating real time responses to many of the unintentional consequences of AI. The east coast lead for Women in AI Ethics, Renée also specializes in AI for social good, justice-oriented AI design, social justice in AI policy and governance and using AI to save lives. She’s committed to using AI to empower and transform communities; helping governments and organizations navigate the AI landscape and develop future AI leaders.
June 24, 2020
Understanding Your Personal Identity with Oluwatosin Olabode: Episode 109
Oluwatosin Olabode, the Founder of and Creative Lead of Doing Healthy Africa, joins us in episode 109 of Relate. Oluwatosin talks to us about the difference between personal identity and digital identity and why we must cultivate a deep sense of personal identity before establishing a digital identity. We discuss why technology should not replace human interaction, why we must be deliberate on social media, and why we must build our own mission. Oluwatosin is a pioneer of digital wellness in Africa and reminds us to be true to who you are and how to accept what we already have. Please visit https://doinghealthyafrica.com/index.html to learn more about the amazing work Oluwatosin is doing. Oluwatosin lives as a wealth of positive energies. He is a 2 time TEDx speaker, Founder, and Creative Lead of Doing Healthy Africa; a digital wellness consultancy and advocacy platform dedicated to helping young people build the stamina needed to thrive within the digital world. He strongly believes we all need to understand our "personal" identities before transferring them into our "digital" identities; as they help us to better navigate the digital world and build more balanced offline/online relationships. His a Nigerian with a vision to raise young people that will impact the world and does this by helping them discover and utilize the positive energies within them towards living a transformative life. He’s also the Founder and CEO, Strengthening Society Today Foundation- a nonprofit providing intervention in the areas of Suicide Prevention, Guidance, and Counseling, and Youth Character Development- This platform birthed his digital wellness advocacies.
June 17, 2020
The Future of Intimate Relationships with Bryony Cole: Episode 108
Bryony Cole, founder of the Future of Sex and the world's leading authority on sextech, joins us in episode 108 of Relate! In this episode, we talk about the intersection of technology and sexuality and how the rapid advancement of technology is having a greater impact on our intimate relationships. We debate whether technology is enhancing or taking away from intimacy. Bryony also discusses how talking about sexuality is very taboo in society and that, in fact, sexuality goes beyond the physical, being mental and emotional as well. She shares that, while technology continues to progress, it is crucially important that we remember what makes us human. To learn more about Bryony and all of her work, please visit https://www.futureofsex.org/ and https://www.bryonycole.co/, or follow her on Instagram @bryonycole and @futureofsex. As the world’s leading authority on sextech, Bryony Cole is fascinated by the way technology permeates every corner of our lives, even the most intimate ones. Since launching the top-rated podcast Future of Sex, Bryony has been on stages across the world forecasting trends in the sextech industry for governments, tech titans and entertainment companies. Her incredible body of research, global sextech hackathons and annual Future of Sex report are considered the pinnacle of industry insights and innovation. She is also part of the New York-based Women of Sextech, a fast growing community of entrepreneurs, developers and thought leaders. Bryony has been featured on Netflix, Viceland Technopia, Wired, TechCrunch, The New York Times, Playboy, Mashable, Motherboard, ABC, Financial Review, Forbes and other global media. Mashable praised the Bryony’s sextech hackathons saying that they are critical in these tenuous times of inequality: “Encouraging women-led innovation in sex tech is critical at a time when it's such a challenge for female entrepreneurs to secure funding in a still-stigmatized industry. These women work to create better opportunities for themselves and their peers, the aim is also to encourage women-led tech in the industry's overlooked areas: education, pleasure and, improved communication.”
June 10, 2020
Peace-Building Through Conversation with Joan Blades: Episode 107
Joan Blades, co-founder of Living Room Conversations, joins us in episode 107 of Relate. In this episode, we discuss the importance of approaching conversations with intention and why we must listen deeply to one another. There is a great danger in division and a great opportunity in connection. Joan also encourages us to care about people with different opinions, as this will allow us to develop a better worldview. Please check out all of the amazing work Joan is doing with Living Room Conversations at https://www.livingroomconversations.org/ Joan Blades is a co-founder of LivingRoomConversations.org an open source effort to build respectful caring connections across ideological, cultural and party lines while embracing our core-shared values. When we care about each other we work to find ways to meet each other’s core needs. She is also a co-founder of MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org She is a co-author of The Custom-Fit Workplace, winner of a Nautilus book award in 2011 and The Motherhood Manifesto, which won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize in 2007. A mediator (attorney) by training and inclination, she is a nature lover, artist and true believer in the power of citizens. We can honor the dignity of all individuals and seek understanding even as we hold differing beliefs.
June 3, 2020
How To Become an Embodied Speaker with Marshall Davis Jones: Episode 106
Marshall Davis Jones, Founder of MindBodySpeak, joins us for this episode of Relate, where he talks with us about the power of the voice. He believes that if we change our voice, we can change our life. We talk about why having a powerful and grounded voice is essential for communicating, why we need to be thinking in verbs instead of nouns, and why we must cultivate stability and quiet to connect deeply with people. Marshall also shares his insight behind his intention with technology, how we can't be above our biology, and why we must find the fastest way to silence. Please check out http://mindbodyspeak.com/ to learn more about Marshall's incredible work. For years, Marshall Davis Jones relied on words alone. As a performance artist and spoken word poet, he thought having the right words was enough. But after exploring movement practices and researching the connection between sound and listening, he discovered that to change your life, you have to change your voice. MindBodySpeak is his unique approach to communication, going beyond words and conflict resolution to address the real power behind voice— combining body language and tone of voice to create BodyTone. He’s trained law enforcement, corporations, college students and martial arts instructors, and has spoken on numerous TEDx stages . With MindBodySpeak, he offers his voice to help you find the way back to yours.
May 27, 2020
Telehealth: The Intersection of Healthcare and Tech with Tiffany Chhuom: Episode 105
Tiffany Chhuom, the owner of EthTech, joins us for episode 105 of Relate! In this episode, we talk about healthcare and why its important that it start merging more with the tech industry. We discuss the high need for the healthcare industry to change and why it must adopt new technologies, though cautiously. We discuss why we must join together leaders within the healthcare industry and Tiffany also talks with us about neuro-diversity and why this is something we should be paying close attention to. To learn more about Tiffany's amazing work, please visit https://ethtechusa.com/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanychhuom/. Tiffany Chhuom, LSWAIC, SUDPT, MPH is the owner of EthTech, a healthcare consulting and training firm for the Digital Era, and Lucy in the Sky Therapy, an on-line private practice for neurodiverse adults. With almost 20 years of experience in healthcare, she holds four degrees in four disciplines from the University of Washington. Her work produced notable achievements in practice, policy, research and administration across the Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Child Welfare sectors. She has lead large projects across the country in behavioral and medical research while also fine tuning her craft as a trauma and addiction therapist. Mrs. Chhuom is a long-time mentor and applauded speaker, creating new opportunities to advance course offerings and continuing education on telehealth ethics and digital marketing for providers and healthcare partners.
May 21, 2020
Finding Commonality Within Our Humanity with Sarita Parikh: Episode 104
Sarita Parikh, co-founder of jomanity, joins us for episode 104 of Relate! In this episode, we discuss how power the engine beyond tech platforms truly is. We talk about why joy, connection, insight, and humanity are so crucially important now more than ever. We also chat about the effect that positive energy can have instead of negative energy and why we must be deliberate in the way we use technology. Please visit https://www.jomanity.com/ to learn more about the great work Sarita is doing. Sarita is the co-founder of jomanity, a startup focused on helping people, at scale, live every day with more joy and more humanity. She has a wake-up-at-3AM passion for advancing technology toward the common good. She has led product, technology, and engineering functions at Pearson, United Health Group, Motorola, and a handful of startups. She has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a second major in Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University. Sarita is on the board of the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-Ops and the Twin Cities Ellevate Network, and also mentors underserved high school students. In her free time, you’ll find her training her children in the art of the pun, working on her daily step count, or unrolling her yoga mat.
May 19, 2020
The Power of Tech Shabbats with Tiffany Shlain: Episode 103
Emmy-nominated filmmaker and creator of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain, joins us in episode 103 of Relate. In this episode, we discuss the evolution of technology and how the web has changed the world. While acknowledge how amazing technology is, we also talk about why it's so important to take time for simplicity and why we must liberate ourselves from tech from time to time. Tiffany shares her practice of "tech shabbats" that she does with her family in order to foster deeper connection and peace of mind. Learn more about the amazing work Tiffany is up to by visiting http://www.tiffanyshlain.com/ , https://www.24sixlife.com/, and @tiffanyshlain. Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and creator of the Webby Awards. She is the author of a newly-released book about her family’s decade long practice of doing Tech Shabbats and how to bring this practice into your life, 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week. The Museum of Modern Art in New York just premiered her new live Spoken Cinema performance Dear Human, based on her book 24/6. She lectures and performs worldwide on technology and humanity. For information on her book, films, lectures and her quarterly newsletter Breakfast @ Tiffany’s at tiffanyshlain.com and follow Tiffany on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
May 14, 2020
Developing Mindful Clarity with Marty Katz: Episode 102
In this episode of Relate, we chat with Marty Katz, Founder and CEO of Connectors 360 and Founder of Mindful Clarity. Marty is a marketing and branding strategist who teaches us the importance of sharing the message of our business in a clear and articulate manner. We also discuss why emotional intelligence is key, why we must build authentic relationships, and why marketing is never about you, only about the problem you solve. To learn more about Marty's work, please check out https://connectors360.com/. You can contact Marty directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 212-920-4555. An experienced branding and marketing expert, Marty has been developed brands and brand strategies for some of the world’s largest companies, across industries and for existing and new companies, products and services. He has a deep understanding of branding and how a company’s message must connect on an emotional basis to engage with target audiences to generate awareness, engagement and sales.
May 12, 2020
Welcome to Relate!: Episode 101
Welcome to Relate! With a makeover and new name, Relate w/ Patrick McAndrew will more fully dissect the meaningful behind what creates a happy and fulfilled life: our relationships. It's more important now than ever before that we relate to one another. While SHIPS: The Vessels for a Meaningful Life focused on a variety of subjects, Relate will hone in on what allows us to better connect and relate to one another in the age of technology.
May 7, 2020
It's Time For This Ship To Sail: Episode 100
For episode 100 of SHIPS, we come to a close. We have had incredible guests on our show and have had an amazing time dissecting the meaning behind genuine, meaningful relationships. This won't change; the show continues, but it will continue under a new name to more fully embody what this show is all about. SHIPS: The Vessels for a Meaningful Life has been an incredible journey. Now, it's time for the journey to take a set a new course. It's time for this ship to sail.
May 5, 2020
Don't Live Someone Else's Make-Believe: Episode 099
We consume a lot of information nowadays. Whether it be the news, television, movies, social media, or advertisements, we are often consuming without even realizing it. What we need to do, however, is become producers. In this episode of SHIPS, we discuss why it is so crucial to create and to take the time to produce our own work, instead of always living someone else's make-believe. To learn more about me and my work, please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/
April 29, 2020
A Solution For Privacy Concerns with AJ Rice: Episode 098
AJ Rice, Founder and CEO of Privo Mobile, joins us for episode 098 of the SHIPS Podcast. In this episode, we discuss how the tech industry's business models are not serving the public. Their models are built to collect as much data as possible and to gain as much of our attention as possible. AJ has experience in privacy advocacy work that inspired him to create a modern dumbphone. He talks to us about how we need to be building alternative solutions so as to enable connection. Please visit https://www.privomobile.com/ to learn about the great work AJ is doing with Privo Mobile. AJ Rice is the Founder & CEO of Privo Mobile (https://www.privomobile.com/) - a tech startup making a dumb phone for modern times. It's a minimalist cell phone designed for kids with no internet, no social media, and no games that has the modern touch-based user experience we've come to expect in 2020. Privo Mobile launched on Kickstarter earlier this month: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/privomobile/privo-mobile-a-dumb-phone-for-modern-times
April 22, 2020
Take Responsibility For Your Life: Episode 097
It is very easy to blame others when things go wrong. We point our fingers in the other direction and justify as to why we are right. But there is a lot of power when we own up to our mistakes and take responsibility for our actions. In this episode of SHIPS, we discuss why it is so important to take responsibility for our lives and how it allows us to gain more control over who we are and who we want to be. To learn more about me and my work, please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/.
April 15, 2020
Promoting A Gap From Tech with Bethany Baker: Episode 096
In episode 096 of the SHIPS podcast we talk with Bethany Baker, Executive Director of A-GAP. We discuss the importance of meeting people where they're at in their relationship with technology, why silence and solitude are so crucial, and why we must create intentional relationships. Bethany also discusses why we should create boredom in our lives and why we should strive for greater simplicity in the digital age. To learn more about Bethany and the great work she is doing with A-GAP, please visit http://agap.life/ and @agaplife. Bethany Baker is the Executive Director of A-GAP, a non-profit foundation that encourages people to create a healthier relationship with technology in order to thrive professionally and personally. She is passionate about sharing tangible ways to help individuals implement healthy technology habits, which frees them to be more intentional with their life. At A-GAP, Bethany organizes Weekend Experiences where individuals turn off their cell phones and tune into nature, themselves and those around them. Each A-GAP Experience is uniquely designed and provides the necessary reprieve for those seeking a technology-free environment for contemplation and spiritual rejuvenation. Bethany is passionate about connecting people and creating space for what matters.
April 8, 2020
Practicing Focus in a Distracted Age with Robert Plotkin: Episode 095
Robert Plotkin, Founder of Technology for Mindfulness, joins us in episode 095 of the SHIPS Podcast! Robert talks with us about the history of technology and computers and how computers used to be a tool for focus. As time went on, however, technology grew into a machine of distraction. Robert gives our listeners tangible tips on how to practice focus in the digital age and why it is so important to practice being present. To learn more about the incredible work Robert is doing, please visit https://technologyformindfulness.com/ Robert is the Founder of Technology for Mindfulness, a leading blog and Top 40 iTunes podcast on science, technology, and mindfulness. In his Tap Into Mindfulness program, he teaches people how to be less distracted by their smartphones and how to retake control over their time to be more focused, productive, and creative. His unique approach to technology and mindfulness stems from his combination of expertise in technology (as an MIT-educated computer scientist), decades of experience with Japanese martial arts, and training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He has written seven books on the social impact of computer technology, is a co-founder of the Hack Your Mind program at MIT, and the host of the Technology for Mindfulness podcast. Robert has recently launched the “Tap Into Mindfulness,”course designed for students and teachers to use their smartphones more mindfully to be more focused, grounded, productive and creative.
April 1, 2020
Music as a Universal Purpose with Erin McAndrew: Episode 094
In this very special episode of the SHIPS Podcast, I interview my sister, Erin McAndrew! Erin walks us through her career as a professional musician and the ups and downs she had along the way. We discuss the importance of listening to yourself, knowing in your heart, and to take a step back and think about what you really want to do. Erin also shares her strategies for time management, her philosophy around ego, and why it's important for all artists to break free of limiting beliefs. To learn more about Erin and the great work she is doing, please visit @iamerinmcandrew, http://erinmcmusic.com/, and http://goalforyourdreams.com/ Erin McAndrew has excited crowds at concert halls, wineries, breweries, colleges, fairs, pubs, charity events and private parties with her music. Originally from Pennsylvania, Erin decided to take a leap to a different “venue” to pursue her musical ambitions and other goals. While attending Hofstra University in New York, Erin was the lead singer of the Long Island-based rock band Tiny Giant, which played the legendary CBGBs (R.I.P.) and other local venues. In this project, she was able to immerse herself in writing, recording, and performing original music. Over the past four years, Erin has performed over 175 solo gigs across California, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. In June 2016, Erin released her first album of original music, Skeleton of Life. Her sophomore release, Stay Alive, was released in February 2018. In addition to her music career, Erin is also a Musician Wellness Coach in which she coaches musicians about wellness, time management, goal setting, and mindset. Erin says that once she let go of the ego and the idea of “making it” that she was truly able to allow herself to be 100% authentic and able to serve other musicians the way she does today. Erin has been featured on several top music industry podcasts including “The Six Minute Music Business Podcast” and “The CLIMB Podcast” and was a panelist in the 2019 Success with Music Virtual Conference.
March 31, 2020
The Rise of the Dataist: Episode 093
Data has surpassed the value of oil within the last year. What does this mean for our society? We hear the word "data" being thrown around quite often nowadays, but it's hard to nail down what it means exactly. In this episode of SHIPS, we talk about the rise of the dataist and how, in the coming decades, those who control the data will control the world. To learn more about me and my work, please visit patmcandrew.com
March 26, 2020
Acting is About Humanity with Harry Waller: Episode 092
In episode 092, fellow actor, Harry Waller, joins us to discuss his acting career, among many other things! Harry shares why it is so important to have specificity and focus in your career, how acting is about humanity and human interaction, and how acting has the power to challenge your identity. Harry also explains why it's so important to believe in yourself and to never belittle the work that you do. Lastly, Harry emphasizes the importance of creating our own work. To learn more about Harry, please visit his website at http://itsharrywaller.com/ or on Instagram @harry_waller_. You can also learn more about his company by visiting https://www.facebook.com/bardcity. Harry is a British actor now living in NYC. In the UK, Harry has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company & in London’s West End and at many of the UK’s top regional theatres. Since moving to NYC in 2017 he has appeared Off-Broadway in Puffs (New World Stages) and with New York companies like Life Jacket Theatre Company (America Is Hard To See) and The Shakespeare Forum (Lear). Most recently he played Peter in Life Jacket’s newest project “The Gorgeous Nothings“ in association with Tectonic Theatre Project. In 2019 Harry became an Associate Director of Bard City, a theatre company run by RSC Director Owen Horsley - the company is based in both NYC and London, with a focus on training and education in classical theatre and developing new and innovative responses to Shakespeare. In May he will be taking his cabaret-play “The Feste Show” to the Brighton Fringe Festival.
March 24, 2020
Normalizing Practical Self-Care with Emma McLaren: Episode 091
Emma McLaren, Founder and CEO of Myrth, joins us in episode 091 of the SHIPS Podcast. Emma shares with us her experience as a world traveler and how that has shaped her career today. We discuss why it's so important to connect with people, why self-care is not selfish, and what Myrth is doing to transform accountability into inspiration. Emma also talks about why we should live slower and how we have a tendency to get trapped in the illusion of "busyness." To learn about the great work Emma is doing, please visit https://www.getmyrth.com/, https://www.linkedin.com/company/myrth/ and @getmyrth. Or, you can connect directly with Emma via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meaningful connections with friend and stranger are not only universal and challenging but crucial to a life worth living. These connections often have to start with our relationship with ourselves, which is why Emma McLaren took an about-turn in her career to build tech and non-tech tools for personal development through her company Myrth. Myrth accompanies your intimate circles for personal growth and acts as your guide to better self-care, intentional technology use, and relationship building. At the end of the day, Emma wants to empower you to get off your phone, look up at the people around you and feel more connected to stranger and friend alike.
March 19, 2020
Notice What You Notice with Alexa Eden: Episode 090
Alexa Eden, an Urban Wellness Consultant, joins us in episode 090 of the SHIPS Podcast. This is a great episode with Alexa, and we unpack a lot in our conversation. We discuss distinguishing what our lives are like with and without technology and why this is so important. We talk about how humans are complex and that its because of this that we need to strike a balance with the complexities involved with technology. Alexa informs us that when we know who we are, tech has the potential to be great. You can learn more about Alexa and all of her amazing work by visiting https://www.alexaeden.com/ and @alexa.eden. Alexa Eden is an Urban Wellness Consultant based out of New York City dedicated to revealing the unseen impact of our modern technology habits. As a consultant, she works in-house with corporate and creative teams to design marketing initiatives that nurture human potential. As we race toward artificial automation, Alexa Eden is the voice for human intelligence in the workplace, and has dedicated her life to helping humans flourish over the next several decades. Her background in luxury fitness, integrative nutrition, meditative practices, and other holistic modalities, lay the foundation for her unique process.
March 17, 2020
Connecting an Unplugged Village with Claudia Erickson: Episode 089
Claudia Erickson, the Founder and CEO of Unplugged Village, joins us for episode 089 of the SHIPS podcast! Claudia discusses how technology has the strong capability of pulling us away from our lives. We talk about how villages and communities, on the other hand, have the power to bring people together. Claudia also suggests a unique and different approach to digital wellness; we can't sell the negatives of technology, so we should start where people are at. To learn more about the amazing work Claudia is up to, please visit https://www.unpluggedvillage.com/. Claudia Erickson is a speaker on the topic of reducing tech distractions. She is also the founder of the Unplugged Village, a digital wellness company that helps people spend less time with technology, and more time increasing authentic human connection and community. The Unplugged Village serves as a resource and includes events and businesses that offer engaging opportunities to unplug. Everything from craft and trivia nights, pop up comedy shows to the Unplugged Dining network and a farmer’s market scavenger hunt for kids. Claudia earned her bachelor’s degree in social work and master’s in public health from San Diego State University. She has raised two kids (both digital natives) and has 20 years’ experience working in maternal child health. Claudia believes there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to this issue. She will continue to help people develop a new relationship with technology, to look for innovative ways to make unplugging fun and to show people that it’s not about what you are missing, rather it’s all about what you can gain.
March 12, 2020
People Don't Care About You: Episode 088
People don't care about you. Now, of course, from a personal standpoint, you likely have many people who care about you. But when it comes to business, people seldom do; what they care about is the product or service you are providing and how it can solve their problem. Once we realize that people don't care about us, this can be very freeing because it allows us stretch ourselves and explore our creativity free of judgment. Please visit patmcandrew.com to learn more about me and my work.
March 10, 2020
Writing To Bring Out Your Voice with Pat Matsueda: Episode 087
In episode 087 of the SHIPS podcast, we interview Pat Matsueda, a professional writer and editor. We discuss her background as a Japanese American and how that has inspired her writing. We also talk about how powerful of a medium writing is and how it has the power to bring out our individual voice. Pat also shares with us the concept of morality as it relates to technology and how it's important to remember that we are adequate enough without tech. To learn more about the amazing work that Pat is doing, please visit http://www.someperfectfuture.com/. Pat Matsueda is the managing editor of Manoa, an international literary journal published twice a year by the University of Hawaii Press. She is very interested in the effects of rapid technological advancement on human behavior–especially ethical behavior–and identity.
March 5, 2020
Why You Should Practice Saying No: Episode 086
It's difficult to say no. It's even more difficult to say no to things that you actually want to do. In this episode of SHIPS, we discuss why it is crucial to practice saying no and how saying no can help lead us towards our main goal and purpose. To learn more about me and my work, please visit patmcandrew.com.
March 3, 2020
Art and Tech For a Better World with Alfredo Pupillo: Episode 085
Alfredo Pupillo, Founder of Art and Tech For a Better World, joins us in episode 085 of the SHIPS Podcast. Alfredo has been a strong supporter of my work for awhile now, so I am very excited to feature him and his work on the podcast! In this episode, Alfredo talks with us about his journey into the digital wellness space and how he built Art and Tech. He discusses how our behavior is a result of our attitude, how we have the ability to be free in communities of people, and why it's important for us to push things away that aren't serving us, especially when it comes to technology. Alfredo emphasizes that art and tech can collaborate with each other in order to bring about a more positive future for us all. Please visit https://www.art-tech-forabetterworld.com/ to learn more about the amazing work that Alfredo is doing. Alfredo Pupillo is a Human Resources Consultant and has been the owner of HR Business since 2003. Working for big tech multinational companies as well global education institutions, he designed processes for cultural change that were both structural and strategic. As a specialist in hiring, he designed and certified the recruitment process for several organizations. In 2016, he developed Paradigm 4D, a coaching method for people searching to strengthen the meaning of their work life. From the beginning of his career, he was interested in the cross between tech and human behavior as a critical point that would design the future. These experiences led to creating transdisciplinary content for human wellbeing and the deep meaning of life in Art & Tech for a Better World, which Alfredo founded in 2019. Art & Tech for a Better World serves as an experimental lab for a healthier tech experience. Alfredo is a member of Digital Wellness Collective and, within the collective, Art & Tech is the first organization from the southern hemisphere working in the digital wellness space. Art & Tech joins artists, psychological researchers and storytellers from Argentina, the USA, and Canada and is continuing to extend its reach. Please visit patmcandrew.com to learn more about the host and producer of the SHIPS Podcast.
February 27, 2020
Break Free of Confinement and Control with Jeremy Edge: Episode 084
Jeremy Edge joins us in episode 084 of the SHIPS Podcast. Jeremy, the Founder of EscapingThe.Com, shares his story as to why he created this counseling practice, stemming from his own personal addiction to gaming. We discuss how tech, in many ways, is keep us confined and has a strong hold over our lifestyles. Tech has the power to get in the way of healthy relationships. We have gotten so used to being comfortable that we are losing a sense of who we are. Because of this, Jeremy talks about how important it is to spread awareness about these growing issues and how we can work towards solutions. Please visit https://www.escapingthe.com/ to learn more about Jeremy and the excellent services he is providing. Jeremy is a licensed professional counselor and founder of the counseling practice, Escapingthe.com, PLLC. He provides individual, family, parenting, and couples counseling services for teenagers, young adults, and adults struggling with problematic Internet and screen use. Jeremy is a passionate presenter. He covers major types of problematic and addictive screen use, dissects what they look like, and processes how to treat those affected. His presentations are for healthcare providers and educators, parents, or youth. He will be speaking at the 44th annual Adolescent Symposium in Plano, TX in February 2020. After personally experiencing the negative effects of gaming addiction, Jeremy devoted his work to helping those recover from problematic and addictive Internet use. In addition to problematic screen use, Jeremy works well with men of all ages. Please visit patmcandrew.com to learn more about the host and producer of the SHIPS Podcast.
February 25, 2020
Energy Manipulation and How to Influence People with Bob Kulhan: Episode 083
Bob Kulhan, CEO and Founder of BusinessImprov, returns to the SHIPS podcast in episode 083 to talk about Energy Manipulation. This is a great episode for anyone looking for ways to consistently bring their best selves forward. We discuss what energy manipulation is, that energy is a choice, and how crucially important it is to be focused and present when talking to large groups or to an individual. Bob reveals to us that our energy, and what we bring into the room, has a huge impact on those around us. To learn more about Bob and BusinessImprov, please visit http://businessimprov.com/. To take advantage of the free resources he is providing, please check out https://businessimprov.com/free-download You can order his book on the BusinessImprov website or an Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Yes-Art-Business-Improv/dp/0804795800/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=getting+to+yes+and&qid=1580485080&sr=8-2 To listen to Bob's first episode on the SHIPS podcast, go to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reacting-adapting-communicating-bob-kulhan-episode/id1463063504?i=1000444199686 Bob Kulhan has spent the last two decades linking improvisation to business through the behavioral sciences. Bob is an elite improv actor as well as an Adjunct Professor at The Duke University Fuqua School of Business and Columbia University Business School. He also is the Founder and CEO of Business Improv®. Based out of Chicago, LA & New York City, BI is a world-class leader in developing experiential learning programs for businesses. For 26 years Bob has performed and taught improvisation internationally, including for Chicago's famed Second City (core faculty & master artist), iO (Improv Olympic’s resident company/faculty), Baby Wants Candy, The Annoyance Theatre, The PIT, and occasionally at UCB. His consulting and teaching work in leadership and managerial improvisation includes emphases on team skills, fostering a collaborative corporate culture, whole body listening, busting blocks to creativity, conflict management, dyadic relationships, creative and adaptive problem solving, leadership, influence, and creating agile cultures. Since 1998, his customized Business Improv programs have benefited a number of companies, b-schools and organizations, including GOOGLE, Ford Motor Company, Cushman & Wakefield, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Yale School of Management, Koç University in Istanbul, The Australian Graduate School of Management, SAS, Mazda, American Express, Glaxo Smith Kline, DuPont, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, PepsiCo, Capital One, Neutrogena, Progressive, Colgate-Palmolive, Raytheon, WebMD, Procter & Gamble R&D University, the US Department of Defense, and the US Naval Academy. Please visit patmcandrew.com to learn more about the host and producer of the SHIPS Podcast.
February 20, 2020
Developing Social Skills Through Offline Experiences with David Klein: Episode 082
In this unique episode of SHIPS, we sit down with David Klein, CEO and Founder of America Offline. This episode is a duel episode, which has also been released on the America Offline podcast. David and I share a great conversation in the episode. We talk about the immense value present in developing interpersonal skills in the digital age. We also discuss how teenagers are having a difficult time navigating their social world and how offline experiences provide the opportunity to change that. We chat about how crucially important it is today to create platforms that improve technology that allows us to regain our agency. You can check out the great work David is doing with America Offline at https://americaoffline.info/ or email him directly at email@example.com. David Klein is an entrepreneur, coach and mentor who works with youth and young adults to inspire them to be the best versions of themselves. After spending over a decade as Founder and Executive Director of his successful brand, Legends Baseball, David knows that combining strong relationships with positive, holistic programming is the key to cultivating a growth mindset and ultimately unlocking potential. David has created innovative holistic programming for kids and young adults at every level, from 6 year olds to professional athletes. Since the summer of 2018 David has been hosting digital mindfulness focus groups, workshops and community events to raise awareness about the harms of digital overuse and to learn how to positively change tech usage habits for people of all ages. David holds a Communications degree from UC Santa Barbara with a double minor in Exercise and Sports Studies, and Technology Entrepreneurship. Please visit patmcandrew.com to learn more about the host and producer of the SHIPS Podcast.
February 18, 2020
What It Takes To Be Happy: Episode 081
In episode 081 of SHIPS, we discuss what it takes to be happy. Happiness often seems like this unattainable destination. We feel like we have to jump over a bunch of hurdles in order to achieve it, a task that seems near impossible. But happiness is not a destination at all; it's a habit. It takes a lot of work and a lot of practice and patience, but, just like any positive habit, once adapted, it can work wonders in our life. Please visit patmcandrew.com for more information about the host and producer of the SHIPS Podcast.
February 13, 2020
Be Kind to Yourself and Listen to Your Mind with Anya Pechko: Episode 080
Anya Pechko joins us in episode 080 of the SHIPS Podcast! Anya talks with us about how connection is becoming a luxury, how our personal "entertainment system" is broken, and how we are creating images of nonreality. She discusses the importance of spreading awareness when it comes to digital attachment and the dangers that will come if we continue to outsource humanity. Please visit Anya Pechko's websites to learn more about the amazing work she is doing at https://www.projectbe.com/ and https://www.anyapechko.com/. Anya Pechko is a Digital Wellness Coach from New York and founder of Project Be, an organization that raises awareness about the growing dangers of media and digital attachment. Growing up in the Soviet Union, Anya has a unique perspective on how technology and culture is changing our lives and relationships in harmful and destructive ways. She is the creator of the "Digital Wellness for Families" course, an 8-week online program designed to teach parents and families how to live more authentic and connected lives by spending less time with technology. It will be available in early 2020! You can follow her work on Twitter and Instagram. Please visit patmcandrew.com for information about the host and producer of the SHIPS Podcast.
February 11, 2020
Immerse Yourself in the World Through Acting with Hannah Bailey: Episode 079
Australian and Filipino actress Hannah Bailey joins us in this episode of SHIPS! We discuss how acting is a powerful vessel for human connection and how it has the power to bring about a better sense of awareness and centeredness in our lives. Hannah also shares her journey thus far in the entertainment industry, how an online presence can help our careers, and how we have the ability to create our own opportunities. You can check out Hannah and the great work she is doing at https://www.hannahadelebailey.com/ and @hannahadelebailey. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Hannah has worked on stage and screen in Melbourne, Sydney and New York City. Most recently, Hannah appeared in The Irish Repertory Theatre’s Sean O’Casey Series, which included the world premiere of Sean, Women & Song, a musical review by Stephen Kennedy Murphy. Recent U.S. credits include: The Fling LP (Summerfest 2019), The Richard Project and Troilus and Cressida (Bard City), Star-Spangled, (an original musical by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn), Spring Awakening (The Academy Company), and Welcome Home, a film by More And More productions/Eric John Morton (set for an early 2020 release). Hannah is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and was a member of their New York 2018-19 Company. Please visit patmcandrew.com for information about the host and producer of the SHIPS Podcast.
February 6, 2020
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Tech Ethics with David Ryan Polgar: Episode 078
Tech ethicist, David Ryan Polgar, joins us in episode 078 of the SHIPS Podcast! We discuss a lot of great topics in this episode including our struggle to express our relationship to technology, the concept of mental obesity, David's TEPP Process, botified communication, and many others. David is truly pioneering this movement towards a healthier relationship with technology and its impact on the world at large. To learn more about the amazing work that David is doing, please check out techethicist.com and alltechishuman.org. David Ryan Polgar is a pioneering tech ethicist who paved the way for the hotly-debated issues around Facebook, AI ethics, unintended consequences, digital wellbeing, and what it means to be human in the digital age. He has appeared on CBS This Morning, BBC World News, Fast Company, SiriusXM, Associated Press, the Washington Post's "Can He Do That?" podcast, and many others. An international speaker with rare insight into building a better future with technology, David has been on stage at Harvard Business School, Princeton University, The School of the New York Times, TechChill (Latvia), The Next Web (Netherlands), FutureNow (Slovakia), and the Future Health Summit (Ireland). David is the founder of All Tech Is Human, an organization that is shifting the process of how technology is developed and deployed to one that is more inclusive, multidisciplinary, and participatory. The organization unites a broad range of technologists, academics, artists, advocates, policymakers, and students to co-create a more thoughtful future towards technology. He is a frequent consultant, co-host of the podcast Funny as Tech, and an advisor for Hack Mental Health, the Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness (TAM) program, and #ICANHELP--all committed to using tech for good. Please visit patmcandrew.com for more information on the host and producer of the SHIPS podcast.
February 4, 2020
Trapped Without Focus: Episode 077
So many of us have no idea what we want to do with our lives. Because of this, we have a difficult time making life decisions or charting any sort of direction for us to follow. In episode 077, we discuss how, without focus, we trap ourselves into inaction. It's only when we have laser-focus in our lives that we can begin to accomplish our goals and dreams. Please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ to learn more about my work.
January 30, 2020
Discovering Balance with Generation Z with Liz Smith: Episode 076
British filmmaker, Liz Smith, joins us in this episode of SHIPS. We discuss Liz's upcoming documentary film about the effect that digital communication is having on us, and specifically on Generation Z. We talk about some key differences between Gen Z and Millenials, helicopter parenting, lack of privacy, and the challenge in finding balance today. Liz wonders to what extent we are losing human agency and how we've begun to outsource or brains to Google. Be sure to share this episode with a friend you believe it will resonate with! To learn more about Liz and her upcoming documentary film, please check out https://liz-smith.com/ and https://swipeleftforaddiction.com/. Liz Smith is a British filmmaker. She is currently in production on a feature documentary looking at the impact of digital technology on Generation Z, with the working title "Swipe Left For Addiction". Alongside her film work, she also curates and hosts “What’s Going On In Your Head?,” a series of shows that explore the secret inner workings of the mind through live performance and discussion, and she is the co-founder of “The Secret Illness,” a creative arts project that explores what it is like to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ to learn more about my work.
January 28, 2020
Using Video to Build Powerful Connections with Abby Walla and David Storch: Episode 075
Abby Walla and David Storch join us in episode 075 of SHIPS! Abby and David walk us through their careers as actors and how they have used this experience to create a six-figure business within the digital marketing space. They talk with us about the power behind engaging with your audience using video, the power of making money online, and how to create an authentic and honest relationship with your clients. We also talk a lot about providing value and how to build a successful and profitable online business. To learn more about the incredible work Abby and David are doing, you can find them both on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/abbywalla and https://www.facebook.com/davidstorch. Please also visit https://www.crushingitoncamera.com/ for all information about their business and check out their free Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConfidenceOnCameraForEntrepreneurs/. Abby Walla & David Storch are award-winning Actors/Writers/Producers in Hollywood. They’ve acted in top TV shows & movies on HBO, Netflix, Amazon, ABC and more. While touring the country promoting their latest film, they simultaneously built their own digital marketing agencies on the side - where Abby grew hers past 6-figures in less than a year. As entrepreneurs themselves, Abby & David understand the challenges and needs of the community, and are passionate about coaching entrepreneurs to become confident & authentic on camera to attract their dream clients and make their competition irrelevant using the "Crushing It On Camera" video techniques. Please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ to learn more about my work.
January 23, 2020
Tech in the Education System: Episode 074
There has been a huge boom in technology within the education system over the past 20 years, and especially within the last 10 years. Students have iPads, they often use the Internet for their homework, and assignments are handed in via e-mail. Technology has brought efficiency and greater ease to the education field, but it doesn't come without its negatives. In episode 074 of SHIPS, we talk about the ups and downs of having technology so prevalent in our education system. Please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ to learn more about my work.
January 21, 2020
The Power a Story Conveys: Episode 073
Stories have incredible power over us. This is why we love movies, TV shows, plays, and novels. Some stories have the power to capture us and reel us into their worlds. They allow us to connect to the characters in the story, be they real or fictional. In this episode of SHIPS, we discuss how powerful stories are, especially in today's digital age. Please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ to learn more about my work.
January 16, 2020
Digital Wellness in Corporations with Mike O'Donnell: Episode 072
Mike O'Donnell, founder of OAOA, joins us in episode 072 of SHIPS. In this episode, we discuss the importance of practicing digital wellness in the corporate world and how this initiative starts at the top with management. We talk about how setting digital wellness goals can create better habits in the workplace and how this may solve addicting behavior with our smartphones. All of this aims in creating a better you, as human beings have a deep desire to connect to one another. To learn more about the great work Mike is doing, please be sure to check out https://www.oaoainc.com/ or email Mike directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike O’Donnell grew up among a family of six in Hamilton, NJ and went to college at High Point University where he dual majored in accounting and finance. He had been working in public accounting as an auditor over the past 8 years and always had a passion for entrepreneurship. It's during this time in corporate America where he realized how consumed we as employees are with our smartphones. Fast forward a few years and OAOA was born in May of 2017. Please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ to learn more about my work.
January 14, 2020
The Coziness of Loneliness: Episode 071
It is very easy for us to get stuck in the coziness of loneliness. It takes a lot of effort to build relationships, to meet people, and to break free of our technological bubbles to create meaningful connections. In this episode of SHIPS, we discuss why we must not use our smartphones as a crutch from discomfort and why we must go out and meet people, despite how uncomfortable or awkward it may feel. Please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ to learn more about my work.
January 9, 2020
Collaboration and Play to Enhance Humanity with Rose Bonczek and Roger Manix: Episode 070
Rose Bonczek and Roger Manix join us in episode 070 of the SHIPS podcast! In this episode, we discuss how our phones are robbing us of discomfort and how important it is for us to go out of our comfort zones. We talk about what the collaborative gene is, how play teaches us how to be human, and how theatre makes us feel less alone, among many other incredibly important topics of conversation. Be sure to share this episode with a friend who you believe it will resonate with! To learn more about Rose and Roger and the amazing work they are doing, please be sure to visit https://www.roseburnettbonczek.com/ and https://ludolo.com/. Rose Burnett Bonczek is a theater director, consultant, educator and author who has directed over 100 productions including Off and Off-off Broadway, regional and community theater, international festivals, and in education. For the past 15 years, she has been the festival director of Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds) International One Minute Theatre Festival: US Edition – an international festival with three global locations (US, UK and New Zealand). To date, Ms. Bonczek and artistic director Steve Ansell of the UK have produced and directed over 2,000 one minute plays by authors from around the world. Ms. Bonczek served as director of the BFA Acting Program at Brooklyn College where she taught acting, improvisation, ensemble building, collaboration skills and directing to undergraduate and graduate students for nearly 30 years. In 2018 she received the Excellence in Teaching Theatre in Higher Education Award from the national Association for Theater in Higher Education. As a writer, she has co-authored Turn That Thing Off! Collaboration and Technology in 21 st Century Actor Training with Roger Manix and David Storck, Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide with David Storck, and One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre with Steve Ansell, all for Routledge Press. Currently, Ms. Bonczek is working as a consultant for companies and universities such as Atlantic Theater Company, Fordham University, CNY Arts and Stable Cable Lab Co. She teaches private acting classes in Manhattan, and is working on a new book with co-author Mike Flanagan, All the Classroom’s a Stage, for Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Roger earned his MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College, where he remained for over ten years, teaching acting and movement in the BFA Acting Program, as well as co-director of the Professional Actor's NYC Showcase. He's worked professionally across the United States as an actor, director, producer, and educator. Roger taught at The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University for six years. While there, he created a methodology to teach Emotional Intelligence using Play-based learning. That methodology became Ludolo, a Play-based learning company he Co-founded that sparks innovation, strengthens culture, and fosters human connection. Ludolo was awarded a finalist by Fast Company as a World Changing Idea in Education. Roger was invited Parsons School of Design at The New School to develop a course which uses Play-based learning to stimulate design thinking across disciplines while fostering empathy, collaboration, and creativity. He continues to teach at Parsons, currently a professor in the Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management. His course uses Play as a leadership tool to support teams and projects. Please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ for more information about my work.
January 7, 2020
Using Theatre to Talk About Tech: Episode 069
In episode 069 of SHIPS, we discuss how theatre can be an incredible medium to talk about tech. While a lot of awareness is being spread about digital wellness and the influence that technology is having on us through lectures, workshops, and research, theatre can provide a different outlet to reach our population and resonate with those people who might not otherwise be inspired to make a change in their lives. Please visit https://www.patmcandrew.com/ for more information about me and my work.
January 2, 2020
Multitasking- The Poison of Productivity: Episode 068
Multitasking is often glorified in our always-on society. We see "multitasking" listed under job qualifications all of the time, but is it really as valuable as it seems? In episode 068 of the SHIPS Podcast, we discuss why multitasking is far from a good thing, how we should be more focused on organization, and how multitasking is killing our productivity in the digital age.
December 31, 2019