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How to Help

Aaron Miller

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Every single day, you do something to help other people. It might be at home, at work, in your neighborhood, or even for total strangers. And you might not think much of it. Helping is just part of who you are. I'm Aaron Miller, a professor of social innovation, nonprofits, and business ethics at Brigham Young University. I'm fascinated by how all of us can be better helpers. And so I started this podcast and it's called How to Help. Each episode, I talk with fascinating people who can teach ...
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Summary We're bombarded daily with news about groundbreaking science or shiny new technologies. More than ever, we have to rely on the explainers who can help us understand why and how these achievements actually matter. Will they improve our lives, or more importantly the lives of the vulnerable, in meaningful ways? In this episode, we'll hear fro…
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Summary How easily could you prove that you are, indeed, you? For most of you, it would be no sweat. In fact, you've probably done it hundreds of times. As a result, you can do things like get a bank account, rent a car, or buy an apartment. In much of the world, proof is harder to come by. Many people don't have a way to prove things like their in…
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Superstar DJ, Podcaster and part-restaurant owner, Banques aka Don Pepe took time out of his day to give us a sneak peek into his life. His journey in music, family background and future business ventures were discussed in short throughout this interview. I thoroughly enjoyed listening and learning from the man himself and I hope you'll have the sa…
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Summary What would you do with $800,000 that came with no strings attached? This actually happens to about two dozen MacArthur Fellows every year. Or better yet, a grant of $100 million, like MacArthur gave away in its 100 and Change program? It sounds exhilarating, but what if getting the money depended on you having a good idea for how to use it?…
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Summary No matter what political ideology we have, we all agree that we deserve ethical government. But, trust in government in the US and around the world is at historic lows. Much of this falling trust comes from seeing political officials use their power to enrich themselves at the cost of the public good. In this episode, Walter Shaub—a leading…
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Summary Over 5 million people in the US live with paralysis, caused by injury, stroke, or disease. Recovery is incredibly hard because nerve damage is difficult and sometimes impossible to heal. Moreover, our medical and insurance systems are inadequate, designed to help people live with their injuries rather than heal from them. A pioneering thera…
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Summary What does it look like when a company has a purpose beyond profit? Rather than focusing on merely making money, Otter Products—the world's leading maker of mobile device protection—has a higher purpose: "We grow to give." In this episode, I talk with the CEO of Otter Products, Jim Parke. Join us to hear his amazing stories and learn about w…
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Summary For over 20 years, Dr. Naa and her husband Eddie have led efforts to care for people with HIV and AIDS in Ghana. During that time, their clinic has treated more than 15,000 patients and their foundation has reached millions of Ghanaians to reduce the spread of the disease and the stigma faced by those who have it. In this episode, we’ll lea…
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Summary Everyone needs and deserves a home. It’s our place to be safe, healthy, and loved. In this episode, we’ll learn from Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International and author of the book, Our Better Angels. Jonathan will teach us about the critical failures that are keeping people from having a safe and decent place to live, a…
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In our second episode of BTBC, we got to sit down with rising PTA East artist, producer and song writer, Waltercanautotune. Coming off of the release of the well received AMIS tape and a successful 2021, we get to know the AMIS member a little bit deeper as we delve into his mental health, school of production, the challenges of being in a collecti…
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On a typical Pretoria Monday afternoon, we got to do a not so typical thing: we got to grab lunch with Producer, Artist, Songwriter and; Twitter-cult leader Yolophonik. But before we could do that we managed to get him to sit down and have a chat with us. In the chat Yolo speaks on: signing as a songwriter to Universal; YoloFM; Songwriting Camps; h…
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On this episode we have the talented producer and well rounded musician, LEO. We get to chopping about his journey in music, mentorship, growth, mental health and a whole lot more. Tap In and enjoy the podcast Featured Songs: 1. Me (ft. Francis Jay) 2. Hot n' Cold (ft. Omi Kobi) (DEMO) 3. Fire --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify…
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Summary On January 4 , Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of the blood testing company Theranos, was found guilty of defrauding her investors. Listen to Tyler Shultz—one of the principle whistleblowers—reflect on the trial and verdict, sharing a perspective that only he can. About Our Guest Tyler Shultz graduated from Stanford with a Biology deg…
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On this episode, OldmanXolo & Tribal Afrxca are joined by Jazz Musician and producer, Saul Madiope. The gents discuss The Jazz Landscape in South Africa, Saul's Discography, The importance of the late Sanusa Bab' Credo's teachings and the influence it's had on Saul's life and; the necessity of genre fluidity. Saul gives insight on how him and Jazzg…
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Introducing Behind The Boards Conversations, a new series solely focused on spotlighting the producers behind the hits we routinely hear. In our first episode, Oldman X sits down with Hard to get Boyz producer, HYPE1108 coming straight out of the Vaal. Shared in this episode was a conversation on Hype's journey to being a producer, his collaborativ…
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This marks the return of Luminance podcast along with some familiar voices and a new one. On this episode Dalu, Lilo, Max & Teboho give a brief introduction into themselves as well as the Luminance Podcast and what you can expect from it. The crew decided to dive into the enigma of a genre that is R&B to discuss whether or not the sun has set on it…
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Summary If you want to improve yourself and could choose only one trait to begin, you should start with humility. It's called the "mother of all virtues" because it opens the door to all kinds of personal development. But humility is also sorely misunderstood. It isn't just an internal attitude about ourselves, but an outward set of behaviors that …
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Summary We are surrounded by the fruits of human creativity and innovation. This capacity to improve our world has done immeasurable good. But where does innovation come from and how do we get more of it? Looking back to one of the most potent periods of world history, my guest this week—Dr. Anton Howes—guides us through the lessons we can learn fr…
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The rise of amapiano has resulted in a decline of the attention South African Hip Hop used to experience which has caused many to believe Hip Hop as a genre in South Africa is at death's door. This episode of Streets Are Done sees the gang discuss where this theory originates from and whether or not it is true.--- Send in a voice message: https://p…
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Summary: How do we get more money for those who need it? Charity only accounts for less than 1% of all the money globally, and has stayed consistently flat over time. We need more ways to help people prosper. Impact investing is a rapidly growing approach that uses capital markets to solve social problems. My guest this week, Geoff Woolley, is a pi…
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Summary: People spend most of their waking hours working. It's no wonder that we want to enjoy our work, but that can be complicated. The world is full of dangerous or difficult jobs with low pay. How does meaningful work fit ethically in such a world? In this episode, we'll learn from Dr. Andrea Veltman, an expert in the philosophy of work. Togeth…
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Summary: Sometimes it's hard to be the hero. According to research, this is one of the most common dilemmas that people face. Bill O'Rourke will guide us through what intervention looks like and how to stand up to those we work with and know. Notice the skills Bill uses, things like gathering the facts, seeking perspective from others, acting confi…
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Summary: You have a superpower, the ability to imagine completely different circumstances than what reality provides. Take a moment to look around; just about everything you see came from the fruits of someone's creativity. You have the same power, even if you don't think you do. In this episode, you'll learn how to expand and explore your creativi…
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It was a full house in this episode of the S.A.D Podcast with the gang discussing their favourite South African Hip Hop debut albums. From the quality of the music, rollout, influence and the impact made we take a look at what the fan of Hip Hop deems to be a successful debut album in the South African context.--- Send in a voice message: https://p…
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Summary: "People who were not lacking in capability, but lacking an opportunity" Artisans in the developing world have incredible, valuable skills, but limited access to global markets. From jewelry to baskets, and pottery to blankets, Melissa Sevy creates opportunities for artisans to flourish, providing jobs, fair pay work, and dignity. But it ha…
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Summary: What does a career look like when its very purpose is to embody character, service, and sacrifice? It looks exactly like the career of military chaplains. Chaplains play a critical role that touch every aspect of military service, from battlefield counseling to advising the highest levels of command. Being a good chaplain means being an in…
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Dynasties are generally defined as a succession of people from the same groups or empires who play a prominent role in business, politics, or any other fields. The Streets Are Done podcast took to this episode to discuss the dynasties in international and local Hip Hop.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nativcore/m…
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Summary: "The real trade secret was that there was no secret." Elizebeth Holmes—Founder of Theranos—raised billions of dollars in startup capital. The entire company failed to produce a functioning technology, putting customer's lives in danger and defrauding investors. Tyler Schultz recounts his harrowing experience as a young graduate working in …
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Summary If we look, we can see missing hope in all kinds of places. Some parents lack hope because their child struggles with chronic illness, some families don't even know if they can buy groceries next week, and some don't even have a home. Throughout his career, David Williams has become an expert in giving people hope, and he'll share what he's…
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Summary What makes some people more generous than others? And when it comes to altruism, how do we get more of it? In this episode, we learn about how altruism works in the brain, and the clues are surprisingly found in how psychopaths experience fear. Neuroscientist and professor Abigail Marsh will tell us what she's learned about altruism and the…
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Summary Do you feel like you have a calling in life? Is there something when you wake up each day that you feel you are meant to do? If you don't feel like you do, this episode will help you find what you're missing. We'll learn from Prof. Jeff Thompson, a professor of management and expert in calling. About Our Guest Jeff Thompson is a professor a…
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It's the return of Aries Online, marked by the 1st episode of season 2 of the Streets Are Done podcast. It's only fitting that we took it back to the city we love and had a conversation about the recent drops from A-Reece, Thato Saul & Tyson S.T amongst other topics befitting the occasion.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/…
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Season 1 of How to Help launches on May 10th! Be sure to subscribe to get episodes automatically. Here's the list of topics and guests coming this season: Finding Your Calling - Prof. Jeff Thompson (world expert on calling and author of The Zookeeper's Secret) Neuroscience of Altruism - Prof. Abigail Marsh (neuroscientist, TED Speaker, and author o…
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Hi :] My name's Neese, I'm a producer and 1/3 of your favourite indie boy band, Internet Girl. I hacked into Aries Online to give ya'll some good quarantine vibes. Enjoy the mix <3 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prodneese/?hl=en Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/prodbyneese --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show…
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Hi, Im LiMotiveDj aka OriginalSoundCloudDj. I hacked AriesOnline cos my SC is outa space, hope you enjoy the mix on this beatiful sunday. Tracklist: 1. Internet Girl - Layla 2. Clxrity - stranded 3. CVDE - Too lit 4. Qin - Mind My Business (ft. Elizee and ?????) [Snippet] 5. Infrallectual - nu funk w/ Giggs 6. Qin - Hungry [snippet] 7. TriP D - Onl…
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Hi :) My name's Aldrin, I'm a disk jockey and I hacked into Aries Online. I really believe inspiration plays a big role on who you want to be as a person and so far, this has been my inspiration. Enjoy the mix and scope my links. SoundCloud: @mustbealdrin Instagram: instagram.com/mustbealdrin?igshid=dqkssmke7prq Twitter: twitter.com/mustbealdrin --…
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The S.A.D Podcast squad took time to reflect on the state of South African Hip Hip at the moment and identify how the game has evolved in terms of marketing, management and music, identify the key players moving forward, their growth, impact and what sets them apart from everybody else.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod…
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Tracklist:1. Miles Away (ft. Internet Girl) - LUVSICK2. Ke Nnete (Freestyle) - Ruben Kazah3. Peace of Mind - lordkez4. No Fool - Shawna5. TATA (ft MALACHI) - THE BIG HASH6. Ten Toes Down (ft. Kae.da, Lynxmack, Siahh) - beatsbyakim [EXCLUSIVE]--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nativcore/message…
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Regarded as the biggest and most polarizing rapper in Hip Hop today, Drake as crafted an impressive catalogue of records throughout his entire career. Take Care and Nothing Was The Same are classified as his top two albums in his discography and boys of the S.A.D Podcast took to debating which one ranks as the best.--- Send in a voice message: http…
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Mxrcus Aries sat down with two intellectuals in Maxsizzle and Dweezy J to discuss the issue of there being enough representation in music for all races, genders, religions and sexual orientations and whether or not we as a society are doing enough implement cancel culture from our side. The debate of culture appropriation vs culture appreciation wa…
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The Luminance gang is back at it with this episode's focus being on rape culture in music. With social media giving us a platform to express our voices, we answer whether or not the blame is on the artists or the consumers and how society has allowed it to reach this tipping point.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show…
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