Impact in the 21st Century
EP#5: Neil deGrasse Tyson - Limits of Human Intelligence | AI & Algorithms | Lifelong Learning

EP#5: Neil deGrasse Tyson - Limits of Human Intelligence | AI & Algorithms | Lifelong Learning

November 20, 2020

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, author, educator, host of Cosmos and StarTalk, and director of the Hayden Planetarium.

What's the most effective way to educate in the 21st Century? Is work-life balance overrated? Is the human brain smart enough to understand the secrets of the Universe? Should information come with a truth-measure? In this episode, hear Neil deGrasse Tyson discuss teaching in today's content-saturated world, thoughts that keep him up at night, and his views on leaving an impact in the 21st Century.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's curated long- and short-form content list: https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/conversation/index.php

Neil deGrasse Tyson's books: Letters from an Astrophysicist: https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/books/2019-10-letters-from-an-astrophysicist.php

Astrophysics for people in a hurry: https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/books/2017-05-astrophysics-for-people-in-a-hurry.php

Neil deGrasse Tyson essay: https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/commentary/2020-06-03-reflections-on-color-of-my-skin.php

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

This episode was mixed and mastered by Blank Vinyl Project: https://www.blankvinyl.com/

What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast brings to light the positive social impact made by activists, academics, authors, founders, and innovators.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

Learn more and subscribe to the mailing list here: https://simbifoundation.org/impact-in-the-21st-century-podcast/

EP#4: Maryanne Wolf - The Power of Reading | Changing Our Own Brains | Screens vs. Books

EP#4: Maryanne Wolf - The Power of Reading | Changing Our Own Brains | Screens vs. Books

October 30, 2020

Maryanne Wolf is an author, scholar, teacher, and advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the Director of the  newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

How did reading change our own brains? What's the state of literacy of North America today? Should Twitter ever be used in politics? Is technology overpowering our ability to read? In this episode, hear Maryanne Wolf discuss the impact of her work concerning reading, the human brain, and the rise of technology. 

Maryanne Wolf's books:

  • Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (2007, HarperCollins)
  • Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain (Edited; York, 2001) 
  • Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (2016, Oxford University Press)
  • Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (August, 2018, HarperCollins)

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organisation working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast brings to light the positive social impact made by activists, academics, authors, founders, and innovators.

Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?

Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.

Learn more and subscribe to the mailing list here: https://simbifoundation.org/impact-in-the-21st-century-podcast/

EP#3: Ndileka Mandela - The Mandela Name | Finding A Voice | Education For Girls

EP#3: Ndileka Mandela - The Mandela Name | Finding A Voice | Education For Girls

October 16, 2020
Ndileka Mandela is a social activist, author of 'I Am Ndileka: More Than My Surname', the eldest grandchild of Nelson Mandela, and the founder of the Thembekile Mandela Foundation, which seeks to continue the legacy of Nelson Mandela by promoting Health and Education Programmes in selected remote schools.
 
In this episode, Ndileka Mandela speaks about growing up a Mandela, the burdens and privileges this name has brought to her life, and using her voice to promote gender equality and access to education for girls.
 
Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation. Hosted by Aaron Friedland, this podcast brings to light the positive social impact made by activists, academics, authors, founders, and innovators all around the world.
 
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EP#2: David Suzuki - Science vs. Alternative Facts | Climate Change | Environmental Activism

EP#2: David Suzuki - Science vs. Alternative Facts | Climate Change | Environmental Activism

October 2, 2020

David Suzuki is a climate activist, an award-winning geneticist, CBC's 'The Nature of Things' host, author of 50 titles, and founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, which seeks to protect nature's diversity and the well-being of all life, now and for the future.

In this episode, David Suzuki speaks about the rise of alternative facts, the internet and confirmation bias, elevating economies above climates, and the need for a return to an eco-centric worldview.

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation. This podcast brings to light the positive social impact made by activists, academics, authors, founders, and innovators.

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EP#1: Alex Honnold - Free Soloing | Solar Power | Reading vs. Social Media

EP#1: Alex Honnold - Free Soloing | Solar Power | Reading vs. Social Media

September 17, 2020

Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber and athlete who made history with this free solo climb of El Capitan, Yosemite. He's also the founder of the Honnold Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing access to solar power.

In this episode, Alex Honnold discusses his groundbreaking El Capitan free solo climb, Honnold Foundation's impactful solar energy initiatives, and how to find focus in a world fixated with scrolling and social media.

Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation. This podcast brings to light the positive social impact made by activists, academics, authors, founders, and innovators. Learn more and subscribe to the mailing list here! 

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What is Impact in the 21st Century?

What is Impact in the 21st Century?

September 11, 2020

What is Impact in the 21st Century?

Listen to host, Aaron Friedland, share the story, purpose, and themes of this social impact podcast.

 

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