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Heart of the Matter

17 EpisodesProduced by Bryan Davis & Jay KannaiyanWebsite

Welcome to the Heart of the Matter, a series in which we share conversations with inspiring and interesting people and dive into the core issues or motivations behind their work, their lives, and their worldview. Coming to you from somewhere in the technosphere with your hosts Bryan Davis and Jay Ka… read more

17 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Michael Iglesias on taxes, tax avoidance, capitalism, and protecting assets

October 5th, 2021


In this episode, Michael and Bryan talk about Michael's company, Lightbeam Financial, and the problem his team is attempting to solve. The …

Matthew Graves on Rationalism, LessWrong, and Analysis/Action

July 21st, 2021


Matthew Graves is a brilliant thinker who has been a member of the Rationalist movement for a long time. He is an admin at LessWrong, one the most …

Terrisa Bukovinac on Secular Anti-Abortion Activism

June 8th, 2021


Terrisa Bukovinac is a secular anti-abortion activist who has devoted her life to raising awareness about what she regards as an ongoing atrocity. In …

14 | David Perkins on the hippie counterculture, intentional communities, and America's shadow

March 1st, 2021


In this episode Bryan chat's with David Perkins, a founder of the Libre commune, one of the oldest continually-inhabited intentional communities in …

13 | Ben on Guantanamo Bay, justice, and judicial process

March 1st, 2021


In this episode, recorded in May 2020, we talk with Ben Farley about his work as a lawyer defending a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and the associated questions related to justice, human rights, and due process.

12 | MCK on Language, Communication, and Bounce

October 25th, 2020


In this Episode, we talk to MKC (Michael C. Keefrider) about two projects, 3PW and Bounce, which are communication modalities aimed at giving people space to share stories and overcome challenges in their lives. We also …

11 | Mark Hiew on Multiculturalism and Migration

October 16th, 2020


In this episode, we share a fun conversation with Mark Hiew. Mark is a digital marketer who is passionate about understanding people, migration, and …

10 | Kevin Kuruc on Effective Altruism, Veganism, and Economics

July 11th, 2020


This week we share a conversation with Kevin Kuruc, a professor of economics at the University of Oklahoma, in which we talk about effective …

09 | Buck Perley on Crypto, China, and the Constitution

July 1st, 2020


In this episode, we share a conversation with Buck Perley, a long distance motorcyclist, crypto technologist, and US constitution enthusiast, based …

08 | Alex McAnarney on Human Rights and Identity

June 23rd, 2020


Today we share a conversation with Alex McAnarney, a Latin America policy expert and the Director of Communications at the Center for Justice and …

07 | Brian Robertson on Holacracy and Social Technology

June 14th, 2020


This week we share a conversation with Brian Robertson, founder of Holacracy, a social technology for corporate governance. In this episode, we talk …

06 | Happi Adams on Critical Pedagogy, Power, and White Privilege

June 6th, 2020


In this episode, we talk with Happi Adams, an educator and theorist of education in training. Coming from Durham, North Carolina, she's currently  at …

05 | Scott McClure on Sexuality and Tantra

May 17th, 2020


In this episode, we talk with Scott McClure, co-founder of Ecstatic Hearts Tantra, about sex, sexuality, spirituality, and the path to becoming a sex and intimacy coach.

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04 | Scott Van Camp on Counseling and Non-Judgement

May 9th, 2020


In this episode we talk to Scott Van Camp, from the Austin Center for Grief and Loss, about his career as a counselor and his colorful life from New …

03 | Amy Mosely on Southern Identity and Politics

May 1st, 2020


In this episode, we talk to Amy Mosely, the founder of Influence Texas, an organization aimed at using public data to bring transparency to Texas …

02 | Dylan Baddour on Journalism

April 19th, 2020


Our guest this week is Dylan Baddour, an acclaimed journalist from Austin, Texas reporting on the Venezuelan migration crisis. Based in Bogota, …

01 | Kyle Zamcheck on Active Listening

April 19th, 2020


In our first episode, we talk with Kyle Zamcheck, co-founder of, an online platform connecting trained listeners with users seeking to relieve stress and improve mental clarity with an active listening …

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