Ahead of Our Time
By Ben Olsen
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Ahead of Our Time is a new weekly podcast featuring interviews with the leaders and rebels of today who are mastering the skills of tomorrow. Guests include game-changers in social transformation, conflict resolution, artificial intelligence, comedy, and more. Every week, guests will answer questions about our future: what skills do we need to survive and thrive in the coming decades? How do some people rise above the rest to achieve great things? And, most importantly, how can we live meaningful lives in a rapidly changing world? Ahead of Our Time is hosted by Ben Olsen, an expert and educator in 21st-century skills. For more information about the podcast, visit www.aheadofourtime.com.
||CleanOwn Your Power Over Tech — Evan Selinger||Evan Selinger is a philosophy professor and author focused on the unique intersection of philosophy, technology, and privacy law. His work, which includes co-authoring the book Re-Engineering Humanity, helps people wrap their minds around the...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmbrace Complexity — Arun Jain||Cities are magnificently complex, and Arun Jain’s interdisciplinary approach to urban design reveals how we can plan and craft our urban settlements without playing God. He urges us to embrace complexity in all its forms with measured confidence and..||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnchor the Day — Laurie Cameron||As a sought-after speaker, coach, and mindfulness teacher across the globe, Laurie Cameron offers a richly poetic perspective on anchoring our days to what matters in order to increase joy and alleviate suffering. She has dedicated over twenty years...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 Future Skills for Everybody — Ben Olsen||This special episode with Ben Olsen is like a reader’s digest of the past ten weeks of interviews, featuring seven key takeaways from conversations with leaders in business, psychology, activism, and human wellness. As diverse as their experiences...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLead with Compassion — Scott Shute||Scott Shute is at the heart of LinkedIn's quest to create a culture of compassionate leadership, serving as VP of Global Customer Operations and Head of Mindfulness Programs. In both of his roles, Scott is working every day to align himself, his...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTake Action for Equity — Trish Millines Dziko||Trish Millines Dziko is a loving force, and she's fiercely wise in skills like cultural fluency and helping others become woke to systemic inequality in our educational pathways in the US. She is Co-founder and Executive Director of Seattle’s...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGo to the Movies — Alissa Wilkinson||Valuing our cultural creations is a balancing act that requires wisdom and courage. Cultural educator and Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson shares with us the future skills we can all hone for a fuller engagement with art and life. Alissa's essays and...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeet Your Future Self — Stephanie Hardwick||Every thought about the future is a creative act, adding to the process by which we imagine, experience, and become our future selves. Coach and mindfulness expert Stephanie Hardwick gives us a pragmatic set of perspectives and tools for thinking...||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaise the Dead — Dr. Zack Shinar||Life after death—right here on earth—is now a reality for a growing number of patients who were once technically declared dead. As a world-renowned expert in resuscitation science and an Emergency Room physician at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListen with Everything You've Got — Karen Kocher||Unearthing your true capabilities as a learner and a leader begins with listening, and Karen Kocher, head of 21st Century Jobs, Skills, and Employability at Microsoft, is a world-class listener. We find out through her stories of learning from both...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmbody Change — Dr. Akhtar Badshah||As a sought-after leader, speaker, and mentor in philanthropy, Dr. Akhtar Badshah takes people who want to bend the arc of humanity toward good on a practical vision quest—one that helps them see their future as a dynamic and personal reality that...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPractice Peace — Gareth Higgins||Gareth Higgins practices peace activism and conflict resolution, engages with cinema through festivals he’s founded and books he’s written, and teaches the power of mentorship and friendship in our lives. Born in Belfast, Ireland, during the...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearn Like It's 2030 — Kristen DiCerbo||Kristen DiCerbo is breaking new ground in how games in the classroom can accelerate learning of all kinds. As Vice President of Learning Research and Design at Pearson, she’s on the forefront of defining and predicting what skills we will need for...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTell Your Story — Mario Juarez||Mario Juarez has unlocked tens of thousands of technology workers’ ability to tell great stories through his workshops across Microsoft, and he’s not stopping there. Mario believes everyone has something to offer to the world, and it’s simply a...||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Intuitive and smooth
Great, always interesting listen - Ben asks great questions and makes sure valuable information from the guest is being shared. He takes the conversation farther than you'd expect. Warm and smooth conversation.
Insightful and Inspiring
Ben is a guy who lives deep in the questions, and really does his research before a conversation which makes this for a much richer exploration of the themes of our day. Ben is present and connected with his guests, and blends his own questions about life, what makes us thrive, what do we need to cultivate and how to do it with what the guest is sharing. I am so glad Ben entered the podcast scene, we are richer for it.
I've really enjoyed listening to this podcast. Each of the guests have an incredible amount of wisdmon they share during the show. I learn a few new things with every episode.
Ben is definetely building a great podcast and I can't wait to continue listening and learning. I appreciate his style and the intentionality he puts into every guest he brings on.