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"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… read more

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Never Stop Relating: Episode 200

December 8th, 2021


In the FINAL episode of the Relate podcast, I reflect on what I have learned throughout these past 200 episodes, why it will always be important to relate to one another, why human connection is the key to a life of …

Remembering the Human on the Other Side: Episode 199

December 1st, 2021


It can be easy to get wrapped up in the mob mentality online, shaming and demeaning others in favor of making ourselves seem more virtuous and superior. In this episode of Relate, we talk about why it's so important to …

Sharing a Meal: Episode 198

November 24th, 2021


In this episode of Relate, we talk about the importance of sharing a meal together, whether it be with family, friends, or complete strangers. When we sit down to share a meal together, we have this opportunity to …

Connecting Through the Theatre Arts: Episode 197

November 17th, 2021


The theatre arts has this powerful ability to connect people to one another in a visceral and tangible way, whether you are the one performing on …

The Content Creation Rabbit Hole: Episode 196

November 10th, 2021


In the information age, we are bombarded by so much content that we can spend a hundred life times consuming it and still have a bunch of content left over to consume. There is a pressure to always create content, …

Knowing What's Important: Episode 195

November 3rd, 2021


In this episode of Relate, we talk about recognizing what is important to ourselves, what is important to others, and how to balance the two. Way too often we try to impress others by throwing our accomplishments at …

Doing What You Have To Do So You Can Do What You Want To Do: Episode 194

October 27th, 2021


We are often stuck between doing what we have to do versus doing what we want to do. While it's important to be responsible and disciplined, it's also important that your wants don't fall by the wayside. In this episode …

The Past, Present, and Future: Episode 193

October 20th, 2021


Some of us live in the past, some live in the present, and some live in the future. Or, we should say we think in the past, present, or future. In …

Dancing With Your Creativity and Potential with Gilda Joffe: Episode 192

October 13th, 2021


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 …

Relating to Others: Episode 191

October 6th, 2021


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 …

The Startup- A Look Into My Brand New Musical: Episode 190

September 29th, 2021


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 …

The Loss of Tangibility: Episode 189

September 23rd, 2021


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 …

The Email Dream Crusher: Episode 188

September 22nd, 2021


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 …

Why Positivity Is So Important: Episode 187

September 16th, 2021


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 …

Building Trust In Yourself with Marin Laukka: Episode 186

September 15th, 2021


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 …

Schedule Time for Nothing: Episode 185

September 9th, 2021


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 …

All In Favor of Imagination?: Episode 184

September 8th, 2021


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 …

Why You're Afraid To Put It All Out There: Episode 183

September 2nd, 2021


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 …

Can Machines Empathize Better Than Us?: Episode 182

September 1st, 2021


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 …

Broadcasting Superiority: Episode 181

August 26th, 2021


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 …

The Art of Listening: Episode 180

August 25th, 2021


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 …

Can the Arts Help the Tech Problem?: Episode 179

August 19th, 2021


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 …

The Search for Validation: Episode 178

August 18th, 2021


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 …

Toxic Productivity: Episode 177

August 12th, 2021


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 …

Community Is Everything: Episode 176

August 11th, 2021


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 …

Social Media Is Exhausting: Episode 175

August 5th, 2021


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 …

Using Technology to Fuel Empathy with Dr. Grin Lord: Episode 174

August 4th, 2021


In episode 174 of Relate, we speak with Dr. Grin Lord. Grin is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder of mpathic - …

When You're Not In The Status: Episode 173

July 29th, 2021


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 …

Discovering Digital Ethics with Lawrence Ampofo: Episode 172

July 28th, 2021


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 …

The Lunch Break: Episode 171

July 22nd, 2021


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 …

Breaking the Tech Chains with Seth Bunev: Episode 170

July 21st, 2021


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 …

The Unsustainability of Our Digital Culture: Episode 169

July 14th, 2021


Our digital culture has perpetuated a society that is always on, stressed, and consistently encompassed in our worlds online instead of off. In this …

Media's Effect On Children with Julia Storm: Episode 168

July 7th, 2021


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 …

"Amusing Ourselves to Death": Episode 167

July 1st, 2021


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 …

Owning Your Artificial Intelligence with David Valverde: Episode 166

June 30th, 2021


David Valverde is in the process of creating some revolutionary technology that will transform a standard window into an attractive digital display. …

You Are Creative!: Episode 165

June 24th, 2021


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 …

Our Relationship to Ourselves: Episode 164

June 23rd, 2021


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 …

Am I Boring You?: Episode 163

June 17th, 2021


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 …

Our Relationship With Money with Brian Witkowski: Episode 162

June 16th, 2021


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 …

The People Pleasing Plague: Episode 161

June 10th, 2021


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 …

Critically Thinking Your Tech Use with Nadja Streiter: Episode 160

June 9th, 2021


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 …

More On the Five Pursuits: Episode 159

June 2nd, 2021


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 …

Finding Fulfillment in Simplicity: Episode 158

May 26th, 2021


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 …

Executing Your Vision with Luke Layman: Episode 157

May 19th, 2021


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 …

Escaping the Digital Life with Hector Hughes: Episode 156

May 12th, 2021


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 …

Stop Being Busy: Episode 155

May 5th, 2021


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 …

Developing Deeper Awareness of Diversity with Jaime Delgado: Episode 154

April 28th, 2021


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 …

How Teachers Can Better Engage Their Students with Rose Burnett Bonczek and Mike Flanagan: Episode 153

April 21st, 2021


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 …

The Gen Z Perspective- Rethinking Social Media for Teens with Emma Lembke: Episode 152

April 14th, 2021


Emma Lembke is truly becoming a pioneer in the digital wellness space, talking about the impacts of social media from the Generation Z perspective. …

Developing Communication Skills Through Discomfort with Adrienne Principe: Episode 151

April 7th, 2021


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 …

Getting to the Root of the Tech Problem: Episode 150

March 31st, 2021


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 …

Why We Must Make Digital Wellness More Interesting: Episode 149

March 24th, 2021


The fields of digital wellness, responsible tech, and related others are fascinating and interesting to those of us involved within the industry. But …

Talk To People You Think You Hate: Episode 148

March 17th, 2021


The rise of misinformation on social media platforms has made it increasingly easy to judge others, virtue signal, put each other down, and place …

Why We Should Embrace an Ordinary Life: Episode 147

March 10th, 2021


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 …

Finding Your One Thing: Episode 146

March 3rd, 2021


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 …

Own Your Data with Brittany Kaiser: Episode 145

February 24th, 2021


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 …

The Phone Free Day with Taino Bendz: Episode 144

February 17th, 2021


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 …

Making Big Ideas Approachable with Adrian Mack: Episode 143

February 10th, 2021


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 …

The Importance of Sensory Discovery with Jamie Rose Levy: Episode 142

February 3rd, 2021


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 …

Why I Launched a Second Podcast: Episode 141

January 27th, 2021


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 …

Sharing the Messy, Raw, Human Truth with Lyssa Mandel: Episode 140

January 20th, 2021


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 …

Tangible Digital Wellness with Jorn Rigter: Episode 139

January 13th, 2021


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 …

Self-Care in Our Relationships with Maria Miller: Episode 138

January 6th, 2021


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, …

Coming Together at Year's End: Episode 137

December 30th, 2020


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.

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How to Thrive in Entertainment with Alexandria Bellivan: Episode 136

December 23rd, 2020


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 …

Social Impact Through Film with Scilla Andreen: Episode 135

December 16th, 2020


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 …

How To Make Sense with Evan Crommett: Episode 134

December 9th, 2020


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 …

Developing Cultural Understanding with Tamer Gargour: Episode 133

December 2nd, 2020


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 …

What Casting Directors Look For with Katie Griffin: Episode 132

November 25th, 2020


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 …

Artists and Digital Wellness with Emma Sameth: Episode 131

November 18th, 2020


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 …

Life in Casting with Jill Trevellick: Episode 130

November 11th, 2020


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 …

Holding Big Tech Accountable with Joe Toscano: Episode 129

November 4th, 2020


Joe Toscano is an award-winning designer, published author, and international keynote speaker. In this episode of Relate, we discuss the Internet as …

Acting as a Business with Brian O'Neil: Episode 128

October 28th, 2020


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 …

Being of Service in Acting with Emily Swallow: Episode 127

October 21st, 2020


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 …

From the Story to the Audience with Stacy Barton: Episode 126

October 14th, 2020


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 …

Magic in the Air with Wendy Federman: Episode 125

October 7th, 2020


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 …

Data Privacy and Inclusive Housing with Dan Wu: Episode 124

September 30th, 2020


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 …

Making Broadway Accessible with Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane: Episode 123

September 23rd, 2020


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, …

Taking Ownership of Your Online Life with Stephanie Humphrey: Episode 122

September 16th, 2020


Technology and Lifestyle Expert Stephanie Humphrey joins us for episode 122 of the Relate podcast! In this episode, Stephanie and I discuss how there …

Human Growth Through Creativity with Gen Cleary: Episode 121

September 9th, 2020


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 …

The Four Sacred Gifts with Anita Sanchez: Episode 120

September 2nd, 2020


Anita Sanchez, transformational consultant, speaker, coach, and author, joins us in episode 120 of Relate! You won't want to miss this episode. Anita …

Following Your Curiosity with James Bundy: Episode 119

August 26th, 2020


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 …

Giving People A Map To Get Lost with Jim Calder: Episode 118

August 19th, 2020


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 …

Producing With Care with Megan Kingery: Episode 117

August 13th, 2020


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 …

Teaching Digital Barriers with Leigh-Chantelle: Episode 116

August 5th, 2020


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 …

I Have No Idea How We Do What We Do: Episode 115

July 29th, 2020


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 …

Why You Should Chase Your Dreams: Episode 114

July 22nd, 2020


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 …

Wake Up To Your Own Life with Dawn Wible: Episode 113

July 15th, 2020


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 …

Why We Need Entertainment: Episode 112

July 8th, 2020


In episode 112 of Relate, we discuss why we need entertainment. Entertainment often gets a bad reputation because there are multiple studies out …

Becoming a Leader at Disney with Ray Fournier: Episode 111

July 1st, 2020


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 …

The Positive Potential of AI with Renée Cummings: Episode 110

June 24th, 2020


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 …

Understanding Your Personal Identity with Oluwatosin Olabode: Episode 109

June 17th, 2020


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 …

The Future of Intimate Relationships with Bryony Cole: Episode 108

June 10th, 2020


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 …

Peace-Building Through Conversation with Joan Blades: Episode 107

June 3rd, 2020


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 …

How To Become an Embodied Speaker with Marshall Davis Jones: Episode 106

May 27th, 2020


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 …

Telehealth: The Intersection of Healthcare and Tech with Tiffany Chhuom: Episode 105

May 21st, 2020


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 …

Finding Commonality Within Our Humanity with Sarita Parikh: Episode 104

May 19th, 2020


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 …

The Power of Tech Shabbats with Tiffany Shlain: Episode 103

May 14th, 2020


Emmy-nominated filmmaker and creator of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain, joins us in episode 103 of Relate. In this episode, we discuss the …

Developing Mindful Clarity with Marty Katz: Episode 102

May 12th, 2020


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 …

Welcome to Relate!: Episode 101

May 7th, 2020


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 …

It's Time For This Ship To Sail: Episode 100

May 5th, 2020


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 …

Don't Live Someone Else's Make-Believe: Episode 099

April 29th, 2020


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. …

A Solution For Privacy Concerns with AJ Rice: Episode 098

April 22nd, 2020


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 …

Take Responsibility For Your Life: Episode 097

April 15th, 2020


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 …

Promoting A Gap From Tech with Bethany Baker: Episode 096

April 8th, 2020


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 …

Practicing Focus in a Distracted Age with Robert Plotkin: Episode 095

April 1st, 2020


Robert Plotkin, Founder of Technology for Mindfulness, joins us in episode 095 of the SHIPS Podcast! Robert talks with us about the history of …

Music as a Universal Purpose with Erin McAndrew: Episode 094

March 31st, 2020


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 …

The Rise of the Dataist: Episode 093

March 26th, 2020


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 …

Acting is About Humanity with Harry Waller: Episode 092

March 24th, 2020


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 …

Normalizing Practical Self-Care with Emma McLaren: Episode 091

March 19th, 2020


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 …

Notice What You Notice with Alexa Eden: Episode 090

March 17th, 2020


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 …

Connecting an Unplugged Village with Claudia Erickson: Episode 089

March 12th, 2020


Claudia Erickson, the Founder and CEO of Unplugged Village, joins us for episode 089 of the SHIPS podcast! Claudia discusses how technology has the …

People Don't Care About You: Episode 088

March 10th, 2020


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 …

Writing To Bring Out Your Voice with Pat Matsueda: Episode 087

March 5th, 2020


In episode 087 of the SHIPS podcast, we interview Pat Matsueda, a professional writer and editor. We discuss her background as a Japanese American …

Why You Should Practice Saying No: Episode 086

March 3rd, 2020


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 …

Art and Tech For a Better World with Alfredo Pupillo: Episode 085

February 27th, 2020


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 …

Break Free of Confinement and Control with Jeremy Edge: Episode 084

February 25th, 2020


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 …

Energy Manipulation and How to Influence People with Bob Kulhan: Episode 083

February 20th, 2020


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 …

Developing Social Skills Through Offline Experiences with David Klein: Episode 082

February 18th, 2020


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 …

What It Takes To Be Happy: Episode 081

February 13th, 2020


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 …

Be Kind to Yourself and Listen to Your Mind with Anya Pechko: Episode 080

February 11th, 2020


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. …

Immerse Yourself in the World Through Acting with Hannah Bailey: Episode 079

February 6th, 2020


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 …

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Tech Ethics with David Ryan Polgar: Episode 078

February 4th, 2020


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 …

Trapped Without Focus: Episode 077

January 30th, 2020


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 …

Discovering Balance with Generation Z with Liz Smith: Episode 076

January 28th, 2020


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 …

Using Video to Build Powerful Connections with Abby Walla and David Storch: Episode 075

January 23rd, 2020


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 …

Tech in the Education System: Episode 074

January 21st, 2020


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 …

The Power a Story Conveys: Episode 073

January 16th, 2020


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 …

Digital Wellness in Corporations with Mike O'Donnell: Episode 072

January 14th, 2020


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 …

The Coziness of Loneliness: Episode 071

January 9th, 2020


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 …

Collaboration and Play to Enhance Humanity with Rose Bonczek and Roger Manix: Episode 070

January 7th, 2020


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 …

Using Theatre to Talk About Tech: Episode 069

January 2nd, 2020


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 …

Multitasking- The Poison of Productivity: Episode 068

December 31st, 2019


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 …

Let's Get REEL, A Look Into My One-Man Show: Episode 067

December 26th, 2019


REEL is a one-man show that I created that is all about the negative influence that technology can have on human relationships. In episode 067 of …

The House of Cards- The Phone Versus The Friend: Episode 066

December 24th, 2019


Relationship-building and conversations are much like building a house of cards. Each take immense patience, but we end up with an amazing result in …

Learning Family Values in the Digital Age with Marissa Verson Harrison: Episode 065

December 19th, 2019


Marissa Verson Harrison, co-founder of ScreenAge Bootcamp, joins us in episode 065 of SHIPS! Marissa and I chat about her entrepreneurial background and how her personal experience with her family led her into the …

We Are Becoming Stock Characters: Episode 064

December 17th, 2019


Stock characters are very common within the theatre world. These are two-dimensional, flat characters that play out certain stereotypes and nothing much more besides that. Increasingly, we are seeing stock characters …

Don't Let Others Define Who You Are: Episode 063

December 12th, 2019


In the age of social media and smartphones, there is a lot of pressure to impress, whether it be our friends, families, or people at work or school. …

The Thinking Trap, and What To Do With Our Lives: Episode 062

December 10th, 2019


Many of us become absolutely paralyzed when faced with a decision. We fear making the wrong decision and, therefore, make no decisions. In this …

The Social Media Dance: Episode 061

December 5th, 2019


In episode 061, we discuss The Social Media Dance. How do we both stay connected in real-time, engage deeply in relationships, and create incredible content, while still being plugged into social media? We talk about …

Escaping the False Reality with Jon Robert Byrne: Episode 060

December 3rd, 2019


Recording artist, Jon Robert Byrne, joins us in episode 060 of SHIPS! Jon and I have a great conversation about today's influencer culture and its …

Escaping the Comfort Zone: Episode 059

November 28th, 2019


When we get into a flow of doing things a certain way, it can be very easy to fall into the trap of no longer learning and growing. Eventually, we wake up many years later to find ourselves wondering what happened to …

Communication is Freedom and Power with Laurie Wolk: Episode 058

November 26th, 2019


Laurie Wolk, life coach and bestselling author of Girls Just Want To Have Likes, joins us in episode 058 of SHIPS! Get ready for a great episode …

Have I Made You Depressed?: Episode 057

November 21st, 2019


I certainly hope I haven't made you depressed! In episode 057, we dissect the influence that social media has on our feelings and how we often fall into the comparison trap. We see everyone's successes and constantly …

Working Towards a Bigger Picture with Julie Schubert: Episode 056

November 19th, 2019


Emmy award-winning casting director, Julie Schubert, joins us in episode 056 of SHIPS! Julie and I discuss her journey in the entertainment industry, …

Dancing for a Successful and Artistic Life with Roger Lee: Episode 055

November 14th, 2019


My good friend, Roger Lee, Managing Director, Owner, and Founder of Roger Lee Arts, joins us in episode 055 of SHIPS! Roger and I talk about how failure is essential for success in both the arts and in any field, how …

Why Bosses Stink: Episode 054

November 12th, 2019


Why do so many bosses stink? So many people go to work at a job they can't stand, and a big reason why they can't stand their job is because of their boss. While some bosses have cracked the code and are amazing, there …

When The Smartphone Is Extinct: Episode 053

November 7th, 2019


Smartphones have come to play such a pivotal part in our lives; they are always by our sides and also serve as another limb of sorts. They have …

The Power of Social Accountability with Drew Montesantos: Episode 052

November 5th, 2019


In episode 052 of SHIPS, we are joined by Drew Montesantos, CEO and co-Founder of SignOff. Drew and I share a great conversation where we discuss the …

Six Paths to Fulfillment: Episode 051

October 31st, 2019


This episode 051 of SHIPS, I give you six different paths to fulfillment. Pursuing any of these will allow you to think about your daily life in a …

Living Out Your Creative Message with Max Stossel: Episode 050

October 29th, 2019


Max Stossel, poet, filmmaker, and Head of Education at the Center for Humane Tech, joins us in episode 050 of SHIPS. We discuss the root of creativity, being comfortable with failure, and the how crucial intention is …

Is Your Life A Simulation?: Episode 049

October 24th, 2019


In this brief episode of SHIPS, we talk about how, since so much of our time is spent in the online universe, are our lives really just simulations? …

Do People Want to Change?: Episode 048

October 22nd, 2019


While there are a good handful of digital wellness companies out there educating the public on the harming effects of excessive technology use, the …

Increasing Our Energy and Intuition in the Physical World with Tracy McDowell: Episode 047

October 17th, 2019


Tracy McDowell, Founder of Nested Feng Shui, joins us in episode 047 of SHIPS! We discuss how to be more conscious of our relationship with physical …

Why I Am An Actor: Episode 046

October 15th, 2019


In this episode of SHIPS, I discuss with our listeners the reasons why I am an actor. I discuss how I believe acting better connects us to one another, how it enhances our relationships, and how it helps develop deeper …

Creating Something Real with Liana Pavane: Episode 045

October 10th, 2019


Liana Pavane, Founder of TTYL, joins us in episode 045 of SHIPS. We discuss the creation of her events-based organization, TTYL, and the philosophy behind it. We talk about how we use our phones as an emotional crutch, …

Our Transformation Into Data: Episode 044

October 8th, 2019


As technology continues to advance, we are becoming more and more one with the online universe. There is so much information about us on the Internet …

Why We Shouldn't Say Yes To Everything: Episode 043

October 3rd, 2019


In episode 043 of SHIPS, I talk with our listeners about why we shouldn't say yes to everything. Many of us always get caught in the trap of saying …

Bringing Our Humanity Forward in the Tech Industry with Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh: Episode 042

October 1st, 2019


We talk with Founder and President of Pivot For Humanity, Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh, in episode 042 of the SHIPS podcast. We discuss the concept of virtual distance, that it is in fact possible to build trust over the cloud, …

The Positives of Dictatorship: Episode 041

September 26th, 2019


It has been proven time and time again that dictatorships make awful forms of government. A power hungry leader takes charge and can completely …

Setting a Daily Mindful Intention with Susan Reynolds: Episode 040

September 24th, 2019


Susan Reynolds, Executive Director and co-Founder of, chats with us in episode 040 of SHIPS. We discuss Susan's extensive career in tech …

Heightened Connection Through Acting with Ryan Kessler: Episode 039

September 19th, 2019


Actor and acting instructor, Ryan Kessler, joins us in episode 039 of SHIPS. In this episode, we discuss how acting and performance is a form of heightened connection and how, especially when seeing a show, the audience …

Why We Must Invest In Relationships: Episode 038

September 17th, 2019


So many of our relationships are transactional and are incredibly surface-level. Relationships take a lot of patience and time to cultivate and, …

Human Connection For Peak Performance with Milton Pedraza: Episode 037

September 12th, 2019


Milton Pedraza, CEO of the Luxury Institute and EI-Xpert, joins us in episode 037 of SHIPS. Milton talks with us about the importance of connecting on a human level using emotionally intelligent-based skills and how the …

The Effect of Broadcasting Our Interactions: Episode 036

September 10th, 2019


Many of us don't think twice about what we post on social media, how we interact online, and the potential negative effects it can have on the people viewing it. Some of our posts and comments to other friends, while …

Spreading Awareness Through Film with Joseph Piner: Episode 035

September 5th, 2019


Joseph Piner, documentary filmmaker and founder of CineFocus and Media Productions, joins us in episode 035 of SHIPS! Joseph and I discuss how …

Retreating to Digital Mindfulness with Christina Malecka: Episode 034

September 3rd, 2019


In episode 034 of SHIPS, we speak with founder of Digital Mindfulness Retreats, Christina Malecka. Christina is doing some incredible work in the …

Our Obsession With Celebrity: Episode 033

August 29th, 2019


Many of us are obsessed with celebrities. We love watching their movies, TV shows, sports games, and seeing them talk at events. We can actually take away a lot from celebrities, but are we taking away the right things? …

The Confidence In Asking Why with Devin Shacket: Episode 032

August 27th, 2019


Devin Shacket joins us in episode 032 of SHIPS. We discuss her incredibly unique career in the entertainment industry, working in casting, acting, and coaching. She talks to us about the importance of preparation, being …

The Fictions That Create Our Reality: Episode 031

August 22nd, 2019


What is intersubjective reality? In this episode of SHIPS, we dive into a brief, but deep, discussion on determining fiction from reality in our lives and how the information age is beginning to blur these lines.

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How Theatre Is Paving The Way For The Future: Episode 030

August 20th, 2019


In episode 030 of SHIPS, we discuss how theatre is paving the way for the future. "How?" you might ask. Theatre has been around for thousands of …

Belonging and Inclusion Through a Greater Purpose with Amy Giddon: Episode 029

August 15th, 2019


Amy Giddon, CEO and Co-founder of the new app, Daily Haloha, talks with us about the importance of belonging to something bigger than yourself in episode 029 of SHIPS. She discusses the philosophy and story behind the …

Why We Don't Believe In Ourselves: Episode 028

August 13th, 2019


Why is it so difficult for many of us to believe in ourselves? In an age of social media and smartphones, we are constantly comparing ourselves to …

Building A Foundational Relationship With Yourself with Mileen Patel: Episode 027

August 8th, 2019


We are joined by Mileen Patel for episode 027 of SHIPS. Mileen shares his experience working in both the film and natural health industries and how …

Living Consciously Digital with Anastasia Dedyukhina: Episode 026

August 6th, 2019


Dr. Anastasia Dedyukhina, Founder of Consciously Digital, joins us in episode 026 of SHIPS. She chats with us about her Four Pillars to be …

When The Internet Is Invisible: Episode 025

August 1st, 2019


In this episode of SHIPS, we discuss how the advancement of technology over time will increasingly make the Internet and the online world more …

The Joy Of Missing Out with Christina Crook: Episode 024

July 30th, 2019


In episode 024 of SHIPS, we chat with award-winning author and in-demand speaker, Christina Crook. Christina is leading the JOMO movement, of the "joy of missing out." She flips FOMO on its head as we discuss where we …

Engaging In Play Is Crucial: Episode 023

July 25th, 2019


George Bernard Shaw once said, "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." Engaging in play is of the utmost …

Working Towards A Shared Goal with Cal Hewitt: Episode 022

July 23rd, 2019


Cal Hewitt, Head of North America Partnerships at Flipd, joins us in this episode of SHIPS. Cal shares his story on how he entered the educational …

Learning How To Listen, Then Talk with Austin Pendleton: Episode 021

July 18th, 2019


In episode 021, we chat with Austin Pendleton, critically acclaimed actor, director, and playwright who has worked with reputable artists such as Meryl Streep, Ethan Hawke, Natalie Portman, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. …

The Indifference Plague: Episode 020

July 16th, 2019


Episode 020 of SHIPS is all about The Indifference Plague, and how it can be super tempting to fall into a trap of being indifferent about life. If we are indifferent, we don't accomplish things and then the world …

Reacting, Adapting, and Communicating with Bob Kulhan: Episode 019

July 11th, 2019


CEO and President of Business Improv, Bob Kulhan, joins us in episode 019 of SHIPS! The author of 'Getting To Yes And,' Bob talks a lot in this …

Nourishing Productive Self-Care Habits with Nina Hersher: Episode 018

July 9th, 2019


We chat with CEO of the Digital Wellness Collective and Founder of Nourishing Habits, Nina Hersher, in episode 018 of SHIPS.  Nina gives us some …

Being Intentional With Our Social Media Use: Episode 017

July 4th, 2019


In this one-on-one episode, I chat with our great listeners about how to be more intentional with our social media use. In an age where there is so much noise floating around online, it is super easy to go online …

Providing Value Through Digital Marketing with Jonathan Gerhartz: Episode 016

July 2nd, 2019


In Episode 016, we chat with Jonathan Gerhartz, Founder at FieyoMedia, a digital marketing company. We discuss how it is important to engage with your audience by providing value, to gain consistent feedback on our …

Silence Can Be Powerful with Bill Bowers: Episode 015

June 27th, 2019


Internationally renowned mime, Bill Bowers, joins us on SHIPS for Episode 015. He talks with us about his journey becoming a mime and the performer he is today as well as the key lessons we can all take away from the …

The Importance of Doing Nothing: Episode 014

June 25th, 2019


In this brief episode, I talk with our amazing listeners about the importance of scheduling time for nothing. We live in a society that constantly …

Creating An Intentional Environment with Pete Dunlap: Episode 013

June 20th, 2019


Pete Dunlap joins us for Episode 013 of SHIPS! Pete gives us some incredible tips and tricks for regulating our tech use and our tech habits. We also …

Using Theatre to Stay Present and Alive with Anne Bogart: Episode 012

June 18th, 2019


In this episode, we talk with critically-acclaimed theatre director, Anne Bogart. Anne shares with us her journey as a young director working and finding her way in New York City and we talk a good deal about the …

How Theatre Can Be Used For Digital Wellness: Episode 011

June 13th, 2019


In this episode, we talk about how theatre can be used for digital wellness. The digital wellness field is still very new and there are a lot of …

The Lasting Impact of Trust and Play with Bobbi Block: Episode 010

June 11th, 2019


Bobbi Block joins us in the tenth episode of SHIPS! Bobbi shares with us the immense value to be found in applied theatre and applied improvisation as well as the long-term, positive effects of playing together and …

The Disruption of Connection with Kim Cavallo: Episode 009

June 6th, 2019


Kim Cavallo joins us on the SHIPS podcast in Episode 009. She talks with us about her own experience being disrupted by technology and how that led …

The Value of Sharing Your Subjective Experience with Tessa Lena: Episode 008

June 4th, 2019


Tessa Lena joins us for Episode 008 of SHIPS. Tessa is a performing artist, writer, and speaker who shares her courageous journey with us, her …

The Craft of Acting with Olympia Dukakis: Episode 007

May 30th, 2019


Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis joins us for Episode 007 of SHIPS. She discusses the craft of acting, the importance of observing a script and what's written on the page, and the importance of building trust in an artistic …

How To Not Waste Away Our Time: Episode 006

May 28th, 2019


In this solo episode, I discuss with SHIPS's amazing listeners ways in which we shouldn't waste away our time. In a society that is very distracted …

Embodying Community with James Ijames: Episode 005

May 23rd, 2019


In this episode, we chat with James Ijames, a Philadelphia-based performer and playwright. Not only do we discuss the amazing work he has been creating in the theater industry, but we also talk about the value of …

Transforming Outside Our Comfort Zone with Gabi Jubran: Episode 004

May 21st, 2019


In Episode 004 of SHIPS, I talk with Gabi Jubran, Founder and Executive Director of HAPPI and co-Founder of the Digital Wellness Collective. We …

Generating Empathy Through Theatre with Michael Hollinger: Episode 003

May 16th, 2019


In this episode, I interview Michael Hollinger, who is a successful playwright based in Philadelphia. We dive into his exciting journey in the arts, …

Being Emotional Humans in the Digital Age with Teodora Pavkovic: Episode 002

May 16th, 2019


In this episode, I interview Teodora Pavkovic, a psychologist, international speaker, and parenting coach. It proves to be a fruitful conversation as …

Welcome to SHIPS: Episode 001

May 7th, 2019


 Welcome to SHIPS! SHIPS is a new podcast which explores the vessels in our lives that create fulfillment and meaning in an increasingly digital …

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