Humanitou: Conversations of Humanness + Creativity

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August 22, 2020 00:54:30
98: Brother Luck, celebrity chef, on Top Chef and James Beard, mental health, #nolucksgiven and making bold decisions when the chips are down

98: Brother Luck, celebrity chef, on Top Chef and James Beard, mental health, #nolucksgiven and making bold decisions when the chips are down

Chef Brother Luck is the owner of two restaurants in Colorado Springs: Four by Brother Luck and Lucky Dumpling. And he's got a new project underway, even in the heat of the economic and health crises of 2020, The Lucky Lounge. Brother has also been a crowd favorite in the celebrity chef universe of the Food Network, where he was a finalist on Chopped, and where he beat Chef Bobby Flay on the Network’s show, Beat Bobby Flay. He also competed in seasons 15 and 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef. We get into some traumatic and life-altering stuff from Brother’s early years: lessons he learned from his dad, and then the road he took when his dad died way too soon. We talk about mental health and the dark emotional space Brother was in a couple years ago when something -- call it divine intervention or whatever it needs to be called -- shook him out of it. We talk about facing fear and making bold decisions even when the chips are down, like now, when he's taking on and building out The Lucky Lounge. We talk about Brother’s hashtag #nolucksgiven, and how and why he uses his social media and public platforms for good. More at humanitou.com. ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams. Show notes and transcript of this episode at https://humanitou.com/brother-luck/. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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97

August 12, 2020 00:27:04
97: Adam Williams, on humanness and creativity, and what Humanitou really is about

97: Adam Williams, on humanness and creativity, and what Humanitou really is about

In this solo episode, Adam Williams, creator and host of Humanitou, digs into his own "humanness and creativity," going into those corners he so often asks his guests to vulnerably explore on the podcast. He talks about how his immense curiosity led him into the U.S. Army, and now guides Humanitou. He talks about leadership and empathy, communication and connection as humans who experience different yet relatable stories. He talks about why Humanitou exists and what its place is in his world. More at humanitou.com. ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams. Show notes and transcript of this episode at https://humanitou.com/humanness-creativity/. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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96

August 02, 2020 01:20:17
96: Lisa Congdon, illustrator & author, on failure, impostor syndrome, LGBTQ rights, meditation, breast cancer and being a change-agent

96: Lisa Congdon, illustrator & author, on failure, impostor syndrome, LGBTQ rights, meditation, breast cancer and being a change-agent

Lisa Congdon is an illustrator, and the author of eight books, most recently: “Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic.” Her client list runs deep, including the Obama Campaign, the United Nations, Lululemon, Crate & Barrel, MoMA, REI, AirBnB, Martha Stewart Living … In this conversation, we talk about failure, impostor syndrome, and the stories and experiences that shape us. We get into spirituality and authenticity, conformity and fear. Lisa speaks on white privilege and anti-racism, and her activism for LGBTQ rights. We talk about a crucial, "magical" chapter in her story while living in San Francisco in the 90s, her breast cancer diagnosis in recent months, and what she's learned from friends-slash-idols Brené Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert and Debbie Millman. More at humanitou.com. ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams. Show notes and transcript of this episode at https://humanitou.com/lisa-congdon/. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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95

July 22, 2020 00:55:22
95: Elliana Grace, circus performer, on being a human cannonball, life aboard the Ringling Bros. train, growing up in a circus family, and having a famous (non-circus) grandfather

95: Elliana Grace, circus performer, on being a human cannonball, life aboard the Ringling Bros. train, growing up in a circus family, and having a famous (non-circus) grandfather

Elliana Grace grew up in a circus family and in the circus life. From infancy. Like, from being a baby being breastfed while sitting atop an elephant kind of infancy. She and her two younger brothers, who also are globe-traveling professional circus performers, spent more time at their fantastically strange and sometimes dangerous home-away-from-home in St. Louis, the City Museum, than they did their home-home. Elliana shares some laugh-out-loud stories of mischief and sibling rivalry. And by the way, Elliana spent a year riding the rails with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as, hands down, the most singularly explosive performer (wink, wink) in the circus, let’s say. And a lot more, including memories of her grandfather, the renowned columnist and jazz critic, Nat Hentoff. More at humanitou.com. ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams. Show notes at https://humanitou.com/elliana-grace-circus/. [Episode transcript will be added soon.] Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ Give feedback to Humanitou via the Listener Survey at humanitou.com About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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94

July 12, 2020 00:36:51
94: Adam Williams, Creator of Humanitou, on Creative Resistance & Impostor Syndrome

94: Adam Williams, Creator of Humanitou, on Creative Resistance & Impostor Syndrome

In this episode, Adam Williams, creator and host of Humanitou, which typically features guests in "conversations of humanness and creativity," is riding solo and launching something new. Starting with this episode, Adam is committing to a series of five solo episodes mixed in with the coming months' conversations. In these, he explores his own humanness and creativity through topics that are relevant to listeners' own senses of humanity. He also draws upon other resources, like some of the amazing creators who join him for the Humanitou Podcast, and from others whose work and names you'll likely recognize. Authors, artists, spiritual teachers, leading lights, voices and creators. Names spotlighted in this episode: Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Cameron, Steven Pressfield, Inaiah Lujan -- and you might catch Brené Brown's name, too. This and all things Humanitou at humanitou.com.     ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams. Show notes and transcript of this episode at https://humanitou.com/creative-resistance/. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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93

July 02, 2020 01:07:50
93: Sara Meghdari, interdisciplinary artist, on life in Iran and the U.S., politics, racism, stereotypes, and the importance of curiosity and self-education

93: Sara Meghdari, interdisciplinary artist, on life in Iran and the U.S., politics, racism, stereotypes, and the importance of curiosity and self-education

Sara Meghdari, an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY., is Iranian and American. She comes from a family that honors two religions, two languages and two cultures. We talked as protests grew across the United States after police officers in Minneapolis killed George Floyd. This, on top of months of dealing with extraordinary upheaval and isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We talk about the real, experienced impact on a human when being treated as “other,” differences between life in Iran and the U.S., and how they don’t play out the way many Americans assume. We talk politics and racism, and the responsibility of each of us to be curious, to self-educate and not just swallow what the media and culture feed us. Sara also shares how her creative work serves as a coping mechanism, and a process of healing and counteracting stereotypes placed on her and those who likewise come from Iran, or elsewhere in that region of the world. Show notes at humanitou.com.   ----MORE---- Humanitou is created, hosted and produced by Adam Williams. Show notes at https://humanitou.com/sara-meghdari/. Follow on Instagram @humanitou Support Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/support-humanitou/ About Humanitou: https://humanitou.com/about/ Media Kit: https://humanitou.com/media-kit/ ...

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