Rad Awakenings Podcast

Scott Norton is your prototypical millennial – a tinkerer with a creative and entrepreneurial streak. There’s a narrative that the financial crisis crushed economic mobility for an entire generation of Millennials – in fact, Scott’s first job was at Lehman Brothers in 2008. Yet for...

What can data tell us about our own humanity? Giorgia Lupi is an information designer, artist and author with a love for creatively representing all types of data. She's the co-founder and design director of the Design firm Accurat and few years ago, embarked on a...

Chris Schumacher was a hard partying Californian who dealt weed to support his lifestyle. Then one day a suitcase of drugs disappeared - and his life was forever changed. In the mix of rage over the stolen drugs and fear of the consequences, Chris took a man's...

What's happening in our brains as we mindlessly scroll social media? Or worse, when we angrily retweet posts from our tribe. Molly Crockett is an assistant psychology professor at Yale University, where she integrates classic social psychology with neuroscience. She explains how our brain's reward system...

Adam Schwartz is the co-founder and COO of TeePublic an e-commerce platform for independent creators. TeePublic is a high growth company with 50+ employees yet is completely self-funded. Is it a lifestyle business? We explore the negative connotation of the term and how it translates...

Liz Flock is a reporter for the PBS NewsHour and the author of The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai. Liz showed up in Mumbai at the age of 21, with no friends, no job, and $100 in her pocket. The...

The Wall Street Journal called Tiffany Zhong Venture Capital's Teenage Analyst and she's our youngest guest. At the ripe age 21, she's worked at Product Hunt, sourced consumer investments, and is the founder of Zebra Intelligence, a consulting firm for brands trying to understand Gen...

Dan Sevigny is the co-founder of the digital marketing firm Spooky Digital and founder of RecoveryX, a platform where addiction recovery experts can share information online. As a kid, Dan was sensitive, had learning difficulties, and trouble connecting with his peers. He coped by cutting...

Mihir Desai is a finance professor at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School and the author of The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in a world of risk. In this Rad Awakenings podcast, we discuss the problem with optionality, the crisis moment in higher...

[su_dropcap style="simple" size="4"]L[/su_dropcap]indsay Beck was an outdoorsy 22 year old who had just run a marathon when she was diagnosed with tongue cancer. The typical procedure: removing your tongue and communicating via whiteboard for the rest of your life. But at 22? With a life...