The Working Together Podcast
By Stefan Morales: Creative Problem Solver, Online Educator, Business Strategist, Designer
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The Working Together Podcast features in-depth interviews with people who have made interesting things happen—no matter their profession. From street-smart changemakers and operators to the book-learned academics of social innovation, the Working Together Podcast is on a mission to amplify lessons from the frontline of pragmatic social change. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an activist, a manager or an analyst, these episodes are chock full of insight and actionable advice that will inspire you to do more and change your world.
||CleanWorking Together Announcement||A short update/announcement episode. About where Working Together has been for the past month, and what I’ve been planning for it’s future. Happy Halloween!! 🙂||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBringing Laughter and Play to Refugee Children with Ash Perrin of The Flying Seagulls Project||There are 65 million refugees around the world, over half of which are children according to UNHCR. Many of these children will spend their entire childhood away from home. Some might be without their families,||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecipes for Efficacy||This episode is a compilation of clips from previous episodes–all centered on the concept of efficacy, which is like a red thread running through my Minotaur’s labyrinth of conversations with thinkers makers and doers here on The Working Together Po||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunities of Interest and Communities of Practice with Gui Seiz of Making Sense||Our techno-scientific world is a historical novelty, and it’s complex. We humans did not evolve for this new world. We have not experienced the magnitude of it’s consequences (unintended or otherwise) and their harms.||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechnology is Breaking the World. Here’s How You Can Join In. w/ Kevin Kelly||It’s 30 years in the future. Imagine that you are walking into work… no wait… imagine that your home is also your where you work. (“familiar enough” you might say, “what’s so crazy about that?”) Because Artificial Intelligences (AIs) hav||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSociocracy and the Digital Cooperative with Kayleigh Walsh of Outlandish||Beyond the salaried masses of 20th century bureaucracies and corporations… beyond the precarious moonlighters of the 21st century gig economy… lies the cooperative, an old answer with a new ring to it. Cooperatives are typically founded on seven ba||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYYJ: Onward City with Caste Projects and Guests (Part 2)||What is the contemporary? How do we build and inhabit our city in a way that gels with who we are, and who we’re becoming? How do we grow and work together as a community, without stepping on each others’ toes in haste,||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYYJ: Onward City with Caste Projects and Guests (Part 1)||What is the contemporary? How do we build and inhabit our city in a way that gels with who we are, and who we’re becoming? How do we grow and work together as a community, without stepping on each others’ toes in haste,||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Practice Personal Mastery to Achieve your Vision||This is for anyone who is trying to create something. This is for the artist who is trying to develop his body of work and share it with the world. This is for the program director at a non-profit who is trying to create an innovative program to addres.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Design Thinking to Design Doing with Christian Bason||Is Design Thinking becoming more about thinking than design? Management by post-its? As I’ve argued in previous blog posts, and in episode #8 of the Working Together Podcast, the cargo cult versions of design thinking (i.e.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApplied Theatre for Social Change and Self-Understanding with Warwick Dobson||Theatre is more than just a form of live entertainment. When theatre is applied–to education, social justice and social change, community building efforts, conflict, disaster relief, and so on–the power of its technique and its content can transfo||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Everybody a Designer through the Collaborative Space of the Design Charrette with Patrick Condon||As you can guess, I’m fascinated with what happens when you bring a diverse group of people together to solve problems. Think of the model of the work party, the barn raising, the “talkoot”, and apply it to deliberative democratic practice–wheth||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHarvesting The Best of the Last 10 Episodes of The Working Together Podcast||On the 10th episode of the Working Together Podcast, I take a break from our regular programming and harvest some of the best bits of previous episodes! Although the conversations are diverse, some key themes emerge,||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Circle and Story to Transform our Workplaces and Communities with Chris Corrigan||I believe that the lowly old meeting can save the world. Sure, meetings are universally despised–who doesn’t hate meetings? We don’t plan them well. We run them terribly (god they can be so awkward sometimes!). In the worst examples,||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Use Strategic Design to Become an Awesome Leader and Make an Impact in Your World||I’ve always admired leaders who had a strong ability to bring everyone along. Without using power and manipulation to do so. These kind of leaders tend to be a rare breed–what I would oxymoronically call “honest politicians” of their field of w||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating a Bossless Business and Helping More People Work on Stuff That Matters with Joshua Vial of Enspiral||How can we work together in a way that balances our need for cooperation and community, with our need for autonomy? How can we do all this, and create meaningful products and services that meet a real market need and make a positive social impact?||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocratic Innovation and the Citizen as a “Barn Raiser” with Peter MacLeod of MASS LBP||In episode #6 of the Working Together Podcast, I interview Peter MacLeod who founded MASS LBP–an organization that is pursuing the long-game of democratic innovation. What does democratic innovation look like? Well, in MASS LBPs case,||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWTP #5: Mark Frauenfelder on the Maker Movement and the Blockchain Future||The market continually strives to provide what we need or want. More. Cheaper. Faster. All this readily available stuff is replacing our natural inclination to make, tinker and fix. And as our lives get busier and busier,||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWTP #4: Bob Chartier on How to use the Power of Engagement and Dialogue to Transform your Organization and Community||This episode is for all the meeting haters out there! If you are wondering how you can use engagement to “turn-on” your workplace and your community, this conversation is filled with pure gold! In Episode #4 of the Working Together Podcast,||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWTP #3: How do you make Resolutions that Stick?||Do you ever go through a burst of inspiration and motivation, where everything seems to ‘click’ and you see exactly what you need to do to attain your goals? You sit down, crack open your journal, put everything together and write out your game plan||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWTP #2: Anne Cooper on Innovative Early Years Programming, Setting Unrealistic Goals and How to Build Partnerships||I talk with Anne Cooper, who told me the story behind Revelstoke’s extraordinary success with early childhood programming, which has transformed elementary, middle and high-school literacy and drop-out rates for the better.||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Working Together Podcast, Episode #1: David Leach on the Kibbutz, “Communities of Coexistence”, “Third Places” and more!||Earlier this year I spoke with author David Leach and learned some fascinating lessons from the complex history of the Kibbutz–lessons that really pushed me to rethink what community and coexistence can mean.||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great new podcast, reminds me of On Being
Stefan has created a fantastic new podcast that would-be change makers in both the private and public sector may want to tune into.
He interviews leaders and thinkers on the (expansive) theme of collaboration toward making change. I know that sounds a little abstract, but give it a go, it's very professionally produced and Stefan picks great guests and asks great questions, in the vein of On Being's Krista Tippet (in my view, the gold standard for interviewing on complex topics).
Just the kind of conversation/inspiration we need for 2017
Thoughtful and engaging
Loved the goal setting episode! Really got me thinking and motivated to plan.