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Spark

78 EpisodesProduced by Kellee MarlowWebsite

Spark, hosted by Kellee Marlow, on KXSF.FM in San Francisco, focuses on curated conversations with change-leaders and influencers- to inform minds, inspire ideas and ignite innovation. Basically, conversations that enable us to transcend beyond what we believe we are capable of.

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Dating Post-Pandemic

June 7th, 2022

23:39

Now that we are coming out of the pandemic, dating in person is back on again. What is trending on the dating scene and what to do about online “swiping” burnout? Kellee talks with Samantha Garcia, Bumble's Marketing …

Unleashing Your Creativity

May 25th, 2022

30:01

Change is constant and it is speeding up even faster now. One indication is the number of people pivoting in their lives. This requires us to be able to adapt with agility. Most importantly, unleash our creativity to …

Art of Stand-Up Comedy

April 28th, 2022

29:53

We all could use more laughter right now. Kellee talks with Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, an award-winning stand-up comedian, storyteller and writer. She …

Rise of Influencer Marketing

September 30th, 2021

26:23

Aliza Freud is the Founder and CEO of SheSpeaks, which was launched in 2008 as a platform to amplify women’s voices. It is now the largest community of female influencers, reaching 300 million consumers per month, …

How to Grow Your Community, Online and IRL 

September 16th, 2021

23:09

Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, where she helps female entrepreneurs build better businesses. Previously, she started a music management firm and then launched and …

Never Give Up

September 2nd, 2021

23:34

Astronaut Clayton –“Astro Clay” spent 167 days in space and 38 hours and 28 minutes in executing 6 spacewalks. He applied 15 times before NASA selected him as an Astronaut in 1998, and he spent 30 years working for …

Science of Wisdom

August 18th, 2021

23:19

Dilip Jeste, M.D. is a geriatric neuropsychiatrist, who specializes in successful aging, neurobiology of wisdom and psychotic disorders in older …

Courage to Pursue

July 29th, 2021

23:59

Darcy Gaechter is an extreme athlete, entrepreneur, environmental activist and author. She is the first woman to kayak across the widest part of South America, stretching 4,000 miles, from source to sea. Ms Gaechter has …

Living Through Menopause

July 15th, 2021

21:55

Dr. Jen Gunter is known by her thousands of fans as "Dr. Jen."  She is also regularly referred to as "Twitter's resident OB/GYN." As an …

The New Rules of Aging Well

April 1st, 2021

28:28

Dr Frank Lipman’s health expertise is endorsed by celebrities including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Michelle Williams. He has …

Combatting Hair Loss

March 25th, 2021

27:29

As the cofounder of Nutrafol, Dr Sophia Kogan focuses on developing supplements to deter hair loss and support its regrowth. Its supplements have …

Optimizing Your Gut Health

March 18th, 2021

29:43

Dr. Swann is an expert in the fields of prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome. He is a Board Certified Family Physician with a focus on patient health, wellness and prevention. Dr. Swann is also a Fellow of the …

Integrative Infusion of the Future

March 4th, 2021

17:57

Gary Shinner shares their journey from starting Mighty Leaf Tea to their new entrepreneurial vision and mission with Good Pharma. They have interwoven ancient medicine and science into their Good Pharma beverages. Their …

Rise of Narcissism

February 25th, 2021

29:50

Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor of psychology, media expert, and author. Her research on personality disorders has …

Rise of Solopreneurs During Pandemic

February 18th, 2021

25:58

Claudia Viek founded the Invest in Women Entrepreneurs Initiative in 2018 after serving for ten years as CEO of CAMEO, the leading network of 120 organizations serving 50,000 micro and small businesses in California. …

Social Impact: Innovating Fintech for Those Most in Need

February 11th, 2021

23:09

In addition, Propel is a co-creator of Project 100 that has quickly raised and distributed over $140 million in cash to the most vulnerable …

Social Impact: Financial Access for the Unbankable

February 4th, 2021

29:53

Most goods are created by millions living in poverty around the world. BankQu uses its blockchain technology to empower those who are unable to prove …

Social Impact: Combatting Human Trafficking in the US

January 28th, 2021

31:28

Polaris is an award-winning, non-profit organization that is leading a data-driven social justice movement to fight sex and labor trafficking. For …

Social Impact: Eradicating Modern Slavery

January 21st, 2021

26:59

Unseen is an award-winning, non-profit organization working to end human slavery. Its focus spans from providing safehouses, support helpline, victim …

Social Impact: Homelessness to Skilled Employment

January 14th, 2021

23:57

Beam's social impact innovation has won numerous awards including MIT - Inclusive Innovation Challenge, Tech4Good Awards and Financial Times' Europe’s 100 Digital Champions. Its mission and success have been featured in …

Social Impact: Prison to Entrepreneurship

January 7th, 2021

26:52

Through the Defy Ventures, 82% employment rate was realized for its post-release program in 2018. The recidivism rate (return to prison) rate for Defy graduates is 7.20% within the first year compared with the national …

Sustainable Innovation: Food Waste Re-Engineered into Fashion Fiber and Plastics

December 31st, 2020

18:00

Mi Terro’ Pro-Act technology has been recognized as a leading innovation in sectors including agriculture, food technology and sustainable solutions. …

Sustainable Marketplace: Values-Driven Shopping

December 17th, 2020

21:07

Every dollar you spend determines who and what thrives. According to Nielsen, e-commerce is booming, with the online grocery industry expected to …

Sustainable Fashion: Wear the Change You Wish to See

December 10th, 2020

28:49

Team Timbuktu uses organic and recycled plastic fabrics in their activewear line to create high-performance fabrics, without the usage of petroleum …

Sustainable Innovation: Pee Powered Energy

December 3rd, 2020

29:42

Ioannis Ieropoulos is the Professor of Bioenergy and Self-Sustainable Systems and Director of the Bristol BioEnergy Centre, at the Bristol Robotics …

Countering Disinformation in Digital Age

November 19th, 2020

25:49

Philip Napoli is a Professor of Public Policy and Faculty Affiliate with the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy at Duke University. He …

Power of Purpose

November 12th, 2020

22:35

Eric S. Kim is Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of British Columbia. He is a Visiting Scientist and Research Affiliate with the Lee …

Ending Ageism

November 5th, 2020

30:09

Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by The New York Times, National Public Radio, the New Yorker, and the American Society on Aging, as an expert on ageism. She blogs at ThisChairRocks.com, and has written for

Why Can't We Sleep?

October 29th, 2020

42:15

Dr Guy Leschziner is a leading neurologist and authority on the science of sleep. He is a consulting neurologist at the London Bridge Hospital, the …

Signs of Job Burnout

October 22nd, 2020

28:34

Christina Maslach is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is recognized as the research pioneer on burnout and …

Happiness in a Pandemic

October 15th, 2020

21:53

In her work, Gretchen Rubin draws from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore …

Confidence as a Choice

October 8th, 2020

28:55

Alyssa Dver is CEO of the American Confidence Institute & Chair of the ERG Leadership Alliance. She is the author of “Confidence is a Choice: Real Science. Superhero Impact." Her book has been endorsed by leading …

Wilder Than Wild

October 1st, 2020

24:19

Kevin White is an Emmy Award-Winning producer, director, and writer. He founded Full Frame Productions and co-created the non-profit, Filmmakers …

Persuade Like a Mentalist

September 24th, 2020

43:50

Jonathan Pritchard is a mentalist to Fortune 500 companies including Disney, Universal, Hyatt and United and works with these companies to engage their audience. He has performed as a mentalist around the world for over …

Art of Empathy

September 17th, 2020

31:14

Jodi Halpern is a Chancellor’s Chair and Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, in the Joint Medical Program and the School of Public Health …

Resilience Through Self-Compassion 

September 10th, 2020

28:34

Kristin Neff is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago. She has been credited with conducting the …

Courage to Look Within

September 3rd, 2020

28:48

A three-time national tennis champion and former FBI agent, Banni Bunting is a UCLA trained Mindfulness Facilitator as well as a member of the …

Why Social Attitudes + Biases Are Contagious 

August 27th, 2020

22:48

Allison Skinner-Dorkenoo is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of Georgia. She directs the Georgia Attitude, Bias, and Behavior …

Eating for Longevity

August 20th, 2020

31:43

Christina Pirello is the Emmy Award-Winning television personality of Christina Cooks. She has authored seven cookbooks, including Cooking the Whole …

Sustainable Living with Less Is More

August 6th, 2020

19:08

Lindsay Miles is a passionate zero-waste and plastic-free living spokesperson, author and educator who helps people to find more meaningful lives …

Thriving on a Plant Based Diet

July 30th, 2020

21:10

Sharon Palmer is a registered dietitian and nutritionist (RDN) with more than 18 years of experience in plant-based nutrition and sustainability. She has written over 1,000 articles in a variety of publications, …

Power of Awe

July 23rd, 2020

28:46

Michelle "Lani" Shiota is a social psychologist and associate professor at Arizona State University, where she directs the Shiota Psycho-Physiology …

3-D Printing of Coral Reefs From Extinction

July 16th, 2020

23:29

Danielle Dixson is a marine biologist and associate professor of the School of Marine Science and Policy, at University of Delaware. Her research and …

Authoring Your Best-Selling Book During Pandemic

July 9th, 2020

49:54

Joanna Penn is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn and she also writes non-fiction for authors, with 30+ books published in 149 countries and 6 languages. …

Surging Interest in CBD

June 25th, 2020

39:38

Dr Brent Bauer is the Director of Integrative Medicine and Clinical Research at Mayo Clinic. His work is at the forefront of the emerging field of integrative medicine, which combines the best of conventional medicine …

Rise of Human Egg Donations

June 18th, 2020

29:36

Diane Tober is Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco Institute for Health and Aging and faculty at the Bixby …

Catalyzing Through Cross-Sector Collaboration 

June 11th, 2020

37:00

Matthew Swift is the co-founder and CEO of Concordia, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to actively fostering, elevating, and sustaining cross-sector partnerships for social impact. It focuses on global …

Ferocious Buddha Leadership

June 4th, 2020

31:43

David Meltzer is the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. He has been …

Global Promise and Momentum of Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

May 28th, 2020

51:05

Charles Hoskinson is the founder of Cardano and co-founder of Ethereum, two of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency platforms. He is also the CEO …

Rise Of Genetic Testing

May 21st, 2020

37:00

Gillian Hooker leads the National Society of Genetic Counselors, with a doctorate degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from Yale …

Optimal Health During Quarantine

May 14th, 2020

35:58

Dr Taz MD practices integrative medicine (eastern medical wisdom with western science). She is a wellness expert and best-selling author of What Doctors Eat, The 21 Day Belly Fix, and Super Woman RX. Dr Taz has served …

Upskilling During Pandemic

May 7th, 2020

41:29

Nicolle Merrill is an upskill adviser and author of the career book, Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Up-skill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots.  …

Pivoting During Pandemic

April 30th, 2020

41:54

Sharon Zimmerman talks with Kellee about how she is evolving her jewelry business, now that there can no longer be in-person interaction.  She shares …

Entrepreneurship During Pandemic

April 23rd, 2020

42:25

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (REC) has helped over 30,000 people become entrepreneurs. The center guides many people without higher education, skills and capital to realize their economic independence through …

Future of AI

April 9th, 2020

39:00

Briana Brownell is a data scientist and entrepreneur, whose expertise has been highlighted in media outlets including Forbes and TEDx. She was named Authority Magazine's Top Women Leaders in AI. 

Epidemic of Loneliness: Part 2 (Solutions)

April 2nd, 2020

56:22

Kellee Marlow talks with David Siegel, CEO of Meet Up on how its software is addressing the epidemic of loneliness and creating in-person events and groups for people to meet up. There are over 35 million people who are …

Laughter During Crisis

April 1st, 2020

14:56

Alicia Dattner has been winning awards and  rocking comedy clubs like The Improv. She has performed with Maria Bamford, Ali Wong, Moshe Kasher, Arj …

Epidemic of Loneliness

March 12th, 2020

53:37

Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology, specializing in connections between social relationships, stress, and health at Brigham Young …

New Model of Community and Inspiration

February 27th, 2020

56:21

Grace Kraaijvanger, founder of The Hivery (featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Elle and other media outlets), focuses on fashioning space, where the …

Stress-Proof Your Brain (& Combat Negative Self-Talk)

February 20th, 2020

54:09

Melanie Greenberg has more than twenty years of experience as a professor, writer, researcher, clinician, and coach. Her advice has appeared in media outlets including CNN, BBC Radioand ABC News. She is the author of

Achieving More With Less Time

February 13th, 2020

53:56

Craig Jarrow is the author of Time Management Ninja and 31 Days, 31 Ways: Daily Tips for Time Management Mastery. His advice has appeared in various media outlets including Fast Company and CBS News. He will also …

The Influence of Dark Money

February 6th, 2020

53:45

Ann Ravel is the former Chair of the Federal Election Commission, under Obama Administration. Previously, Ms. Ravel served as Chair of the California …

Creating & Sustaining New Habits

January 30th, 2020

59:55

Elliot Berkman, a contributing writer to Psychology Today, Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience and Director of the Social & …

Career Reinvention

January 23rd, 2020

57:39

Nancy Collamer is the author of of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. Her advice has been featured in …

Clearing & Renewal for the Life You Want to Live

January 16th, 2020

59:09

Nicole Anzia's advice on organizing your space and life has appeared in various media outlets including NPR and InStyle. She will also share the best …

Anti-Aging of Your Brain

January 9th, 2020

59:55

Dr Sheldon Jordan is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at UCLA. He is chief investigator and author for numerous institutional studies, …

Life is Art and Art is Life

December 27th, 2019

54:33

Susan Cervantes is also the founder of Precita Eyes Muralists Center, creating opportunities for those who have no access to art. In addition to her famous works, she discusses the legacy of creating new artists, who …

Outsmarting Your Smartphone

December 19th, 2019

52:20

Tchiki Davis is a contributing writer for Psychology Today, well-being technology expert and author of Outsmart Your Smartphone: Conscious Tech …

Empowering Through Gratitude

December 5th, 2019

1:00:36

Dr Robert Emmons is a leading scientific expert on gratitude. His research has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, PBS, Todayand other news outlets. He is also an author, professor of …

Reversing Mindset of Success

November 21st, 2019

1:01:43

Kristin Morrison is an author, coach and entrepreneur. Her pet business success story has lit up the media sites as featured on MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Thrive Global and other sites. She coaches people transitioning …

Navigating Modern Dating World with Success

November 14th, 2019

1:01:30
Cora Boyd is a dating and relationship coach. Her line-up challenge in identifying which stranger is together with whom went viral, garnering over 11 million views on the Cut. She has written for the Tinder platform …

Stepping into Your Authentic Power

October 31st, 2019

1:00:00

Lynn Kirkham is the founder of Yes, You Can Speak. She has coached thousands of people, including corporate leaders and presenters on identifying and …

10 Signs of Unhealthy Relationship

October 24th, 2019

1:03:39

Megan Shackleton is the Chief Program Officer at One Love Foundation. She discusses 10 signs of both a healthy and unhealthy relationship. Also, Megan addresses how to identify and support those who you see in an …

Connecting Through Laughter

October 17th, 2019

59:56

Alicia Dattner has been winning awards and  rocking comedy clubs like The Improv. She has performed with Maria Bamford, Ali Wong, Moshe Kasher, Arj …

Asserting Yourself Gracefully & Effectively

October 10th, 2019

57:00

Rachel Kjack is a social fluency expert who coaches people to become more verse in various social skills, enabling them to be successful in any …

Dealing with Anxiety Disorders & Brainsonix Innovation

October 10th, 2019

59:56

Dr Bystritsky is Professor & Director of UCLA’s Anxiety Disorder Program and Founder of Brainsonix. He treats a wide range of mental disorders. …

Projecting Your Authentic Self

September 26th, 2019

55:35

Sue Yerou is the founder of Style Rehab, an image and transformation consultancy. She coaches people to live and project their best-true self. 

Social Fluency

September 19th, 2019

57:08

Rachel Kjack is a social fluency expert who coaches people to become more verse in various social skills, enabling them to be successful in any …

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