Impact in the 21st Century
EP#11: Shalane Yuen - Improving Education For All

EP#11: Shalane Yuen - Improving Education For All

September 24, 2021

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

Shalane Yuen is the Executive Director of the Trevor Noah Foundation, which works to provide South African students with improved access to quality education.

How does learning from your mistakes lead to growing your impact? How should NGOs be collaborating with communities? What is the founding story of the Trevor Noah Foundation? In this episode, hear Shalane and host Aaron Friedland discuss improving access to education for all in the 21st Century.

Visit the Trevor Noah Foundation's website: https://trevornoahfoundation.org/

This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib.

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 shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

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 join the mailing list at www.simbifoundation.org/podcast/

EP#10: Guy Kawasaki - Democratizing Design, Education, and Knowledge

EP#10: Guy Kawasaki - Democratizing Design, Education, and Knowledge

August 20, 2021

Guy Kawasaki is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and has worked as Chief Evangelist at both Apple and Canva.

How can you use mantras to help build your organization? How can you overcome imposter syndrome in the 21st Century? What is the future of education in a post-covid world? In this episode, hear Guy and host Aaron Friedland discuss democratizing design, education, and knowledge in the 21st Century.

Listen to Guy's podcast, Remarkable People: https://guykawasaki.com/remarkable-people/

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib.

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 shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

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 at www.simbifoundation.org/podcast/

EP#9: Michael Tamblyn - The Future Of Reading

EP#9: Michael Tamblyn - The Future Of Reading

July 2, 2021

Michael Tamblyn is the CEO of Kobo books, host of Kobo in Conversation podcast, and reading enthusiast. In this episode, hear Michael and host Aaron Friedland discuss the future of reading in the 21st Century.

Enjoyed the episode? Feel free to like, share, follow, or review and help spread positive impact.

Michael's recommended reads: https://www.michaeltamblyn.com/omnivore

Twitter - https://twitter.com/mtamblyn?lang=en

Kobo in Conversation podcast - https://www.kobo.com/blog/kobo-in-conversation

Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!

This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib at 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 shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

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 at: https://simbifoundation.org/podcast/

EP#8: Adrienne Gear - Motivating Kids To Love Reading | Brain Pockets | Teaching In The 21st Century

EP#8: Adrienne Gear - Motivating Kids To Love Reading | Brain Pockets | Teaching In The 21st Century

May 28, 2021

Adrienne Gear is an educator, speaker, literacy specialist, and author of Reading Power, Powerful Understanding, and more.

How has teaching changed in the age of the internet? How can you inspire your students to become lifelong learners? In this episode, hear Adrienne Gear discuss brain pockets, writing her books, and how teaching needs to change in the 21st Century.

Purchase Adrienne's books: https://www.readingpowergear.com/store

Visit Adrienne's website: www.readingpowergear.com

Visit Adrienne's blog: https://readingpowergear.wordpress.com/

Follow Adrienne on social media: Twitter - @AdrienneGear | Instagram - readingpowergear | Facebook - www.facebook.com/readingpowergear/

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 shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

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/podcast/

EP#7: Wade Davis - Finding Your Destiny | Learning Faster | Why Anthropology Matters

EP#7: Wade Davis - Finding Your Destiny | Learning Faster | Why Anthropology Matters

April 30, 2021

Wade Davis is an anthropologist, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, bestselling author, photographer, ethnographer, and professor. 

Can we sustain human life on planet Earth? How can we learn more deeply? Why does anthropology matter in the 21st Century? In this episode, hear Wade Davis discuss his global exploration, jobs vs. work, the coca plant, and how to be creative in today's world.

Purchase Wade Davis' books: https://daviswade.com/books

Read the Unravelling of America: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/covid-19-end-of-american-era-wade-davis-1038206/

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 shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.

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/podcast/

EP#6: Meghan Cox Gurdon - Reading Aloud | Dopamine Fixes | Technology vs. Paper Books

EP#6: Meghan Cox Gurdon - Reading Aloud | Dopamine Fixes | Technology vs. Paper Books

December 11, 2020

Meghan Cox Gurdon is an author, essayist, book critic, and former foreign correspondent who has been the Wall Street Journal’s children’s book reviewer since 2005.

Read the rest of this entry »

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 13, 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 Nick Sciarretta at 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.
 
Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast! If you're enjoying these episodes, sign up to our mailing list to receive news about upcoming impactful guests!
 
 
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.

David Suzuki Foundation

Sign up to our mailing list to receive news about new episodes! 

 

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App