Lee-Sean Huang and David Colby Reed have a conversation with filmmaker, children’s book author, breakdancer and all around polymath Paolo Bitanga, also known as B-Boy Pawi. We talked about the power of play, pursuing creative careers across disciplines, and more.Read More
David Colby Reed and Lee-Sean Huang interview Jeremy Heimans, CEO of Purpose and co-author of the book New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World–and How to Make It Work for You
Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in our chaotic, connected age? In New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms confront the biggest stories of our time—the rise of mega-platforms like Facebook and Uber; the out-of-nowhere victories of Trump and Obama; the unexpected emergence of movements like #MeToo—and reveal what’s really behind them: the rise of “new power.”Read More
Foossa's Lee-Sean Huang talks to Andrew Benedict-Nelson about social norms as a key to innovation. We discuss ways to rethink responses to homelessness and make sense of movements like LGBTQ equality and #MeToo.
Andrew Benedict-Nelson is a social change practitioner, historian, and author of See Think Solve: A Simple Way to Tackle Tough Problems. He is also a lecturer at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.Read More
How can storytelling help foster healthy masculinity in a time of #MeToo and Time’s Up? How can social learning help us examine and challenge gender norms to promote health, peace, and justice?
In this episode of FoossaPod, Lee-Sean Huang interviews Dr. Josie Lehrer of the Men’s Story Project, a movement building project for healthy masculinity. The project uses the power of storytelling and social learning to promote community, health, and peace-building.Read More
Design Thinking is indeed a buzzword, and it’s also a useful starting point for deeper understanding
This episode of FoossaPod is the audio version of an article that Lee-Sean Huang published in response to Pentagram partner Natasha Jen, who gave a talk at the 99U Conference entitled "Design Thinking is Bullsh*t."
Foossa’s David Colby Reed talks with New York City Council Member Keith Powers about civic engagement, housing, and criminal justice reform, including the planned closing of the Rikers Island jail complex.
Council Member Keith Powers represents New York City’s 4th District, which includes the Manhattan neighborhoods of the Upper East Side, Central Park South, Grand Central Terminal, Tudor City, Waterside, Peter Cooper Village, Carnegie Hill, Stuyvesant Town, the United Nations as well as part of Yorkville and Turtle Bay.Read More
How can local politicians design ways to better engage their constituents? Can processes like participatory budgeting or streamlined digital technologies help increase civic engagement?
In this episode of FoossaPod, David Colby Reed and Lee-Sean Huang have a conversation with New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera to discuss these topics and more.
Council Member Rivera represents New York City District 2, which includes the diverse Manhattan neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, East Village, Gramercy, Rose Hill, Kips Bay, Flatiron, Union Square, and Murray Hill.Read More
"It's so important to learn the context into which you are entering." - Ndidi Amutah
White women, black men: what's driving the difference in life expectancy between these two groups? Native American youth are dying at higher rates of suicide compared to the general population. Why? And how can storytelling, activism, and empowerment make a difference on these issues?
David Colby Reed & Lee-Sean Huang interview Ndidi Amutah about health disparities and equity and multidisciplinary approaches to deal with these issues.Read More
What can modern art museums teach us about commemorating the Holocaust? And why is legislation not enough to stop human trafficking? What are some of the recurring patterns that help us innovate by shifting behaviors, crafting culture, and making systems change?
In this episode of FoossaPod, David Colby Reed and Lee-Sean Huang talk with Jeff Leitner to explore these questions and to discuss the importance of looking at norms as a starting point for social innovation. Jeff has worked on social innovation projects in a range of sectors ranging from diplomacy, to healthcare, to education.Read More
Fortune Magazine analyzed findings from 70 scientific studies. They found that loneliness, isolation, and living alone all had a significant effect on a person's risk for early death.
Loneliness affects people of all ages, but older people are particularly vulnerable.
In this episode of Foossapod, we hear from Meli Glenn and Adam Green from Klaatch.
Klaatch is a service that is ending loneliness among seniors.
Klaatch removes the barriers to making meaningful connections, in-person, that create lasting change and improve healthy aging.Read More
How can community engagement help humanitarian health workers save more lives? What can the humanitarian health community learn from global brands like Coca Cola and McDonalds?
In this episode of FoossaPod, we hear from Dr. Uzma Alam, an expert in international humanitarian health and an Allies Reaching for Community Health Equity (ARCHE) Public Voices fellow with The OpEd Project and the Center for Global Policy Solutions.Read More
What does Wonder Woman's long lost Black twin sister have to do with inclusion in the media and in public health?
Find out from our special guest Regina Davis Moss, an expert in minority women and girl’s health and an Allies Reaching for Community Health Equity (ARCHE) Public Voices fellow at the The OpEd Project.Read More