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Conversations about curiosity in work and life. Broadcasting weekly on WERA-LP 96.7 FM, streaming at wera.fmChoose to be Curious is a show all about curiosity. We explore how curiosity contributes to everything from education and innovation to leadership and conflict resolution. S. Leonard Rubenstein, a writer and teacher, once described curiosity as “a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance” – and that’s what I’m going for.We have a choice. Like eating well or exercise, we get t ...
 
In the spirit of his grandfather Leonard Lyons' legendary column for the NY Post, Sports and Pop Culture personality Ben Lyons is having candid conversations with the artists, athletes, entertainers, and creators who define the culture of our times. Each week, listen to exclusive interviews, movie reviews, sports predictions, and more.
 
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I'm delighted to introduce the radio debut of our Choose to be Curious/American University intern, Caroline Kish. She found a link between our conversation with Noobtsaa Vang about the comforts of food and Brandon Charles' insights on empathy: it's all about making the human connection.Theme and other music thanks to Sean Balick.…
 
How many ways might curiosity serve in a social enterprise that partners with budding home-taught chefs from diverse immigrant communities and celebrates their stories, heritage, and cultures through their delicious foods? Foodhini founder Noobtsaa Vang explores just that.Theme and other music by Sean Balick.Join us next time when we take our c ...…
 
Actor Matthias Schoenaerts talks to Ben about his starring role in the film, “The Mustang”, and the physicality involved in the role. Then, Director Rupert Wyatt joins Ben to talk about his new film, “Captive State” and how working with an ensemble cast helped capture a complex story. Plus, his experiences making films that all belong to their ...…
 
Actor Jason Mitchell hangs out with Ben to talk about his new film, “The Mustang”, doing the movie to get over his fear of horses, how “Straight Outta Compton” let him blossom as a performer, and how Sundance is like watching College Football.By info@podcastone.com.
 
Film producer Jamie Patricof talks to Ben about his recent foray into the food blogging world, the best cities to film and eat, kicking off his career with Ryan Gosling and “Half Nelson”, and what's going to happen with Kevin Durant!?By info@podcastone.com.
 
Palma Strand and Ellen Fox -- one a lawyer, the other a doctor -- make the case for curiosity and listening. Our lives and communities depend on it.Theme and other music by Sean Balick.
 
Lawyers ask a lot of questions, but are they curious? Is the law itself curious? Does it foster curiosity? Law professor and forward thinker Palma Strand parses the question.Music by Sean Balick.Join us next time when Noobtsaa Vang, founder of Foodhini, explores curiosity in his business model.
 
Ben recaps the Oscars and breaks down Spike Lee's win, the blah that is Bohemian Rhapsody, and Green Book's lackluster win. Then he talks with comedian Tone Bell about his new Showtime special, "Tone Bell: Can't Cancel This."By info@podcastone.com.
 
How do our thoughts shape our actions? How do our actions shape and focus our thoughts? Columbia University professor and neuroscientist Jacqueline Gottlieb studies the links between cognition, curiosity and decision making in behavioral, computational and physiological terms. Join us next time when we look at curiosity and the law with Palma S ...…
 
Henry James wrote in The Art of Fiction, “Try to be one of those on whom nothing is lost.” Neuroscientist Jacqueline Gottlieb and executive coach Dana Theus take that advice very much to heart, whether they're investigating neural networks and eye movements as expression of curiosity, or professional networks and career advancement with the hel ...…
 
Ben and longtime friend, actress Natalie Martinez talk about her Florida upbringing and how her career got started, as well as her new film "Down" as part of the "Into the Dark" series on Hulu. Then sneaker aficionado Jacques Slade joins to talk about kicks and hoop! Plus, Ben gives some of his Oscar predictions.…
 
Comedian and actor Matt Walsh joins Ben to talk a little Bears but also his new film, "Under the Eiffel Tower", "Veep", and a very intriguing resume. and Then, ESPN host and all around warrior Victoria Arlen talks with Ben about the disease that had her trapped in her own body and how she overcame it to become a medal winning Paralympian.…
 
Arlington County Board Chair Christian Dorsey and Virginia Tech's Discovery Analytics Center Director Naren Ramakrishnan consider the implications of what information we gather -- and from whom -- as we look at how curiosity can support one community's commitment to equity and our larger search for knowledge.Theme and other music thanks to Sean ...…
 
Newly-elected Arlington County Board Chairman Christian Dorsey has called for a focus on equity in County policies. We explore what role curiosity might play in understanding past damage and ensuring a more just future.Theme and other music by Sean Balick.Join us again next time when Columbia University professor and neuroscientist Jacqueline G ...…
 
Ben recaps his exciting time at the Sundance FIlm Festival and runs down the films he saw as well as his favorite standouts. Then, former NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley joins Ben to talk about coming from South Central, his football career, traveling the country at 13 playing the sport, and life after football in his new book “Never Shut Up: ...…
 
Director Catherine Hardwicke hangs with Ben in the Lyons Den to talk about her new film "Miss Bala" starring Gina Rodgriguez. Plus, a career spanning work with Kristen Stewart and Anthony Mackie. Then director Jordan Rubin joins in to talk about his new film "The Drone" and a lengthy comedy writing career.…
 
Wilma Jones traced her family and community history in one of Arlington's historically Black neighborhoods and published those stories in "My Halls Hill Family." She makes a case for choosing to be curious about our own stories and their social context. Join us next time when newly-elected Arlington County Board chair Christian Dorsey joins us ...…
 
So many stories to be shared and heard in Arlington, VA! Wilma Jones' "My Halls Hill Family" meets Valeria Gelman's "The Local Shop" in this celebration of oral and family history in historically Black neighborhoods and legacy businesses.
 
Ben sits down with actor Jasper Pääkkönen to talk about his long career before coming to the states and his southern accent for BlackkKlansman that was so convincing he even fooled Spike Lee. Then he walks to actor Sinqua Walls about his new show American Soul and building a long career in a short amount of time.…
 
Writer and Director Karyn Kusama stops by the Lyons Den to talk about her new film "Destroyer", Nicole Kidman's commitment, doing films that scare and challenge her, and how to do press without giving too much away.By info@podcastone.com.
 
Photographer Jason Horowitz and journalist/sound artist Jocelyn Frank both take to heart my own father's favorite line, "If you change your point of view, you will see something new." Ah, the perspective we gain by looking and listening with curiosity!Theme music and "Coyote Kid" by Sean Balick.
 
"If you change your point of view, you will see something new," says my Dad. Fine art photographer Jason Horowitz walks that talk -- and takes us along for the ride. Looking, reframing and using curiosity to see things with fresh eyes -- all in a day's work. Check out Jason's photographs at jasonhorowitzfineart.com Theme music and "Coyote Kid" ...…
 
Friend and fellow film authority Josh Horowitz joins Ben in the Lyons Den to go over the Golden Globes and talk about their top ten favorite films of 2018. Then, fresh of his Golden Globe win, film composer Justin Hurwitz sits down to talk about his work on the score for "First Man", playing in bands since he was in college, and his working rel ...…
 
I didn't know much about animal curiosity when a student asked me about it, but a visit to the Smithsonian's National Zoo helped fix that problem. It's curiosity, predators, puzzles and the power of sex!Theme music by Sean Balick; "Trivial Call" by Bayou Birds from Blue Dot Sessions.Join us next time when we change our point of view to see some ...…
 
Bruin and former NBA Center Ryan Hollins calls in to make his Golden Globe predictions and we discover, surprisingly, he's a musical fan. Plus, his time in the NBA and what's coming up in Basketball in 2019.By info@podcastone.com.
 
It started with a philosophical question and took us to Amazonia and the Shenandoah Mountains as well. Animal curiosity, all in under five minutes!Theme music by Sean Balick; "Lord Weasel" by Molerider from Blue Dot Sessions.
 
Comedian James Davis talks about his upcoming Comedy Central special “Live from the Town”, the pressure of comedy with a conscience, his show “Hood Adjacent”, how he keeps his comedy personal to him, and his golf game.By info@podcastone.com.
 
It's a big world, get out and explore! Capital Naturalist founder Alonso Abugattas makes his case for delighting in the natural world around us and Laine Coates takes off for the far reaches of the nation in an RV. Two ways to pay attention, be astonished and tell about it. All in 5 fast minutes.Music thanks to Sean Balick and Blue Dot Sessions.…
 
We get wrapped up in our busy city lives, but with a little help from Alonso Abugattas and his Capital Naturalist group you can bask in the glory of bugs, native plants and the mystery species among us. The joys of choosing to be curious about the (wild! wonderful!) world out there.Join us next time when we head to the National Zoo to explore a ...…
 
Actor Lukas Haas enters to Lyons den to talk about his two new, and potential awards contending films, Widows and First Man, working with Damian Chazelle, his love for and playing music, and his love of acting going back to kindergarten.By info@podcastone.com.
 
Ben talks with actor, writer, and director Paul Lieberstein about his new film, "Song of Back and Neck" and the, oftentimes, hilarious ways people suffer and learn to deal with back and neck pain.By info@podcastone.com.
 
Rebecca Czarniecki, maven of manners and founder of Tea With Mrs. B, teaches people of all ages a mix of traditional and modern etiquette over a cup of tea. Please, pour yourself a cup o' and pull up a chair as we chat about the intersection of curiosity and courtesy.Join us next time when Alonso Abugattas, founder of The Capital Naturalist, ex ...…
 
The one and only Vincent Smith joins Ben to talk about his love of Basketball and how he became a coach, plus their time at Kenny Smith's Basketball Camp!By info@podcastone.com.
 
Just in time for the holidays: the intersection of courtesy, conflict and curiosity! Rebecca Czarniecki of Tea With Mrs. B and Megan Price of George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution on the art of good discourse in any company, all in 5 fast minutes.Theme music by Sean Balick; "Lick Stick" by The Nursery from Blue D ...…
 
Actor Matthew Letscher joins Ben in the Lyons Den to talk about Netflix' new “Narcos: Mexico”. Plus, some of his favorite collaborators and the joy of forming friends and family when working on set.By info@podcastone.com.
 
Educational Theatre Company builds its work with school-aged kids around what it calls its “four Cs” corner stones: creativity, community, collaboration and confidence. Founder Stan Kang and I think we could make a case for adding curiosity to the list. Just listen to what one high school participant has to say about what she’s gained along the ...…
 
On the eve of Educational Theatre Company's 20th anniversary, Stan Kang, executive director and founder, explores the role of curiosity in storytelling and the theater. ETC and a celebration of the human experience - bravo!Join us next time when Rebecca Czarniecki, maven of manners and founder of Tea With Mrs. B, explores the intersection of cu ...…
 
“The Last Race” director Michael Dweck talks to Ben about the visceral experience that is his stock car racing documentary, growing up on Long Island and always visiting the racetrack, and the challenge in capturing its authenticity for a mass audience.By info@podcastone.com.
 
Director Matthew Heineman joins Ben to talk about his new film, and first narrative feature, “A Private War” starring Rosamund Pike as legendary journalist Marie Colvin. Plus, how did his documentary career prepare him for such a monumental film?By info@podcastone.com.
 
Film-maker Brian Grazer wrote: “Curiosity—asking questions—isn’t just a way of understanding the world. It’s a way of changing it.” In some ways, that’s really what Choose to be Curious is about -- and its certainly what this segment addresses with select tips from current affairs radio host Andrea Cambron and students of Central Falls High Sch ...…
 
Andrea Cambron, producer and host of "Enlighten Me", encourages our curiosity about current affairs -- and invites kids' attention there as well. So what happens when children actually start asking questions about what's going on in the world around them? Making the case for choosing to be curious, even when it's complicated -- maybe especially ...…
 
TV Host and Sports Reporter Kristine Leahy joins Ben to talk about her broadcast career, love of sports, and her new show "Fair Game on FS1. Then, NBA legend Alex English sits down to talk about his storied career, the current state of Basketball, and his passion for change and the importance of voting!…
 
Ben talks with SNL star Taran Killam about his experiences on the show, working with hosts, a little sports, and his new show "Single Parents". Then, Ben talks with friend and director Gabe Polsky about his new film, "In Search of Greatness".By info@podcastone.com.
 
Good conversation relies on good listening -- in other words, choosing to be curious about what others are thinking and feeling. This week George Mason University professor Todd Kashdan and Vivek Patil, founder of Building Bridges, explore what it takes to better understand perspectives that are different from our own. Six minutes well spent.…
 
Todd B. Kashdan's work was one of the first places I encountered an explicit call for *choosing* to be curious. I'm fascinated by his latest research illuminating what he calls the "full bandwidth" of curiosity. He grapples with curiosity in all its multidimensional, technicolor glory. Join us next time when Andrea Cambron, producer and host of ...…
 
Actress, producer, director, and writer Justine Bateman joins Ben to talk about her new book, "Fame: The Hijacking of Reality" and what dangerous pitfalls exist those who might chase it. Then Ben talks with rising young star Caleel Harris about starring in the new Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween and working on an upcoming project with Ava Duvernay.…
 
Actor Richard Schiff talks with Ben about his long career and the journey to being a working actor, as well as a little politics and the importance of athlete's images. Then, hip hop artist Marlon Craft talks about his upcoming album and his love of New York and the Knicks.By info@podcastone.com.
 
Ep. #64: Bias, with filmmaker Robin Hauser by Lynn Borton
 
A filmmaker and a film critic weigh in on something else entirely. Robin Hauser (producer and director of the documentary Bias) and Kevin Sampson (of WERA's own PictureLock) and I explore unconscious bias, the many -isms that afflict us -- and how curiosity might just be the solution. Six fabulous minutes.…
 
Filmmakers Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero join Ben to talk about their new film Best F(r)iends, the legacy of The Room, if The Disaster Artist changed them at all, the difficulties of breaking into Hollywood, and inventing the rebel Hollywood route.By info@podcastone.com.
 
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