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MindFolk: Human Creativity and Mindful Innovation, in a Podcast. Host Brian Pagán talks with scientists, artists, philosophers, and designers about how to build a more compassionate world. We discuss topics like human experience (UX) design, empathy, storytelling, ethics, privacy, and creativity.

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#12 Interview with Ghada Alaa Hamdy: Food for Soul

October 22nd, 2021


How can love help us create sustainable change? Ghada Alaa Hamdy shares how she does it, both in the humanitarian sector and at home.

"We're trying really to experience coexistence in a practical way."

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#11 Interview with Cíntia Taylor: Where are you really from?

May 8th, 2021


Some of humanity's most creative works come from an 'outside' perspective. Cíntia Taylor is one of those talented outsiders who moves fluidly between worlds while examining the spaces between them.

"If you're not the …

#10 Interview with The Upgrade Society: Do-Be-Do

April 5th, 2021


At any given moment in life, we can either do (take action) or be (simply exist). And we're closest to our true purpose when we can move between …

#9 Interview with Sherin Wafaai: Bath Towels and Boundaries

March 1st, 2021


It's not easy to sashay between two worlds, but it can be incredibly rewarding. Sherin Wafaai examines with us her practice for turning anger into compassion, the importance of our own boundaries, and  transforming …

#8 Interview with Goran Mrvoš: Fostering a Culture of Resilience & Empathy

January 21st, 2021


No organization or company survives 19 years by accident. Goran Mrvoš opens up about how being in nature helps him nurture his own, and his company's, emotional intelligence, grit, and enthusiasm for experimentation.

#7 Interview with Adedana Ashebir: It's Gonna Be OK

December 17th, 2020


Within each of us resides at least one fundamental paradox: a contradiction that makes us who we uniquely are. Adedana Ashebir shares with us how her paradoxes fuel her journey toward self-compassion, her relationships …

#6 Interview with Abdalla Shaheen: Nature is the Best Teacher

November 30th, 2020


The worst crisis inspires the most meaningful change. Abdalla Shaheen shares with Brian the story of his own crisis, finding love in the Sinai, …

#5 Interview with Karin Ackerholm: Design is Building Relationships

November 16th, 2020


Interaction designers often transition into other creative roles, and Karin Ackerholm is no exception. She talks with Brian about having curiosity as …

#4 Interview with Joost MF Liebregts: Change & Innovation

November 1st, 2020


We each face challenges differently, and no one has faced 2020's challenges like Joost MF Liebregts. He shares with Brian the story of how he …

#3 Interview with Chiara Vercesi: Finding your Creative Voice

October 10th, 2020


From romance novels to board games to The Washington Post, Chiara Vercesi's creative career is far from 'standard.' In this conversation, she takes Brian on a journey from introducing Grandma to homosexuality to having …

#2 MindSnack: Privacy and Convenience

September 25th, 2020


As we experiment with different formats, Brian presents our first MindSnack, a short monologue on a topic he finds interesting. This one is about …

#1 Interview with Melanja Palitta: Where Emotion and Creativity Live

September 8th, 2020


In this wild interview, Brian speaks with Melanja Palitta: dancer, filmmaker, painter, photographer, yoga instructor, and all-around creative powerhouse. Their conversation about creativity quickly veers off into a …

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