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INCOGNITO the podcast

31 EpisodesProduced by Michael FosbergWebsite

Incognito the podcast is an exploration of inclusion, leadership and authenticity. Hosted by author, activist, and thought-leader Michael Fosberg, Incognito seeks to forge connections and uncover commonalities through meaningful conversations about identity. In individual reflections and candid disc… read more


S3 Ep 4: Metallica Can Bring Us All Together | Ronnie Malley

On this episode of INCOGNITO the podcast, Michael interviews Ronnie Malley! Ronnie is a multi-instrumentalist musician, theatrical performer, producer, and educator, who has collaborated with artists internationally, composed and consulted for many cultural music projects in film and theater, appeared as a guest artist on several works, and is executive director of Intercultural Music Production in Chicago. In this episode, Michael and Ronnie discuss the incredible universality of music, the importance of exploring cultures beyond your own, and using the arts as a means of connection. Ronnie shares stories from his experiences bringing music across the country and world, and his conclusion that Metallica can indeed bring us all together.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be a person of good conscious
  • You can see your identity as an obstacle or a way in
  • Learn someone else’s language
  • Go beyond the surface
  • Use the arts to connect

Ronnie’s Media Recommendations:

  • The Alchemist (book) by Paulo Coelho
  • The Prophet (book) by Kahlil Gibran
  • The Mysticism of Sound and Music (book) by Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • The Ornament of the World (book) by Maria Rosa Menocal
  • The Outliers (book) by Malcolm Gladwell


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For more of Michael’s work, visit our website or follow us on Instagram @incognitotheplay


Thanks to Ned Doheny for providing our podcast music! You can find him and his music on Spotify.

Editing and co-production of this podcast by Nina Kissinger.

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