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The podcast for people who want the world to slow down and become more human. Josh Levent creates a space for empathetic connections to people on the other side of the planet through biographical interviews of ordinary people. Take a moment to catch your breath, hit pause on life and curl up on a sofa with Humans in your earbuds. We all need to take a moment to nurture our inner child, heal our wounds and enjoy the real-life stories of others. With his break-out podcast, Josh creates a Gezel ...
 
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Christofer Lövgren calls himself the irrevocably curious dickhead. Born and raised in Sweden, he grew up playing with Legos, Gameboy and Trading Cards. When he was 5 he picked up the guitar from his granddad and fell in love with it. He only gave it up at age 19, when his workout addiction led to extreme pain in his hands and forearms making guitar…
 
Kai Christen was a shy, sensitive child, who found school stressful. It’s something you might not see in him when you meet because he radiates confidence, extraversion and a sense of peace with himself. Kai was born and grew up in Aargau, Switzerland. In high-school he intentionally tried to be cooler but never felt successful at it. At age 16 he d…
 
Tinashe Mashungu was born in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, and he has lived all over the country. His father was an agro-economist, and in many ways, Tinashe has followed in his footsteps, though his path has taken him in many different directions. He studied computer science in high school and came to the US to attend Reed College and stud…
 
Laura Curau was born in the small town of Münsterlingen, Switzerland and lived most of her life in nearby Weinfelden. Her and her twin brother are the youngest of four siblings, raised by supportive, enterprising, and politically involved parents. Ever since she was a young girl, Laura enjoyed learning and being good at things, though in school she…
 
Bongiwe Beja was born in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, to a Zulu mother and a Xhosa father. She is the youngest of four children, a brother and two other sisters. Bongiwe describes her upbringing and how her parents, particularly her father, worked very hard to make sure that their children have all the opportunities that t…
 
My guest today is Yushan Chen, a 29-year old Chinese filmmaker now living in Los Angeles. Yushan talks about her very strict education, only being allowed by her parents to read good books and listen to Western classical music. She also talks about her rebellions, one of which was learning how to play the Jinghu, a traditional two-stringed Chinese …
 
Varun Venugopal Gupta was born in India into a middle-class family. Growing up, he lived in many cities, was raised a very independent kid and was given a lot of freedom to do what he wanted. One of the things that makes him deeply human is his constant search for himself, for his role in society. Today he shares his journey so far, he tells us abo…
 
Gemma Milne is a British science writer and speaker on innovation and technology. Despite being a high-achiever (or maybe because of it), she struggled to find work that was meaningful to her. This is one of the things that makes her very human. Another thing that makes her human is her self-awareness around the desire for attention. Other topics w…
 
Today I’m speaking to Mosidi Modise, a South African social entrepreneur and finance intrapreneur at Allan Gray. When I met Mosidi I was immediately calmed by her presence. Her empathy and kindness make her deeply human, as well as her energy and passion to make a difference in the world. On top of her full-time job at Allan Gray, Mosidi is trying …
 
My first guest is Francis Rafal, an Austrian filmmaker and entrepreneur. When I first met him in May I was struck by his playfulness. This is something that will come across in our conversation today, and what I think makes him deeply human. The other thing that makes Francis human is his failure. He almost went bankrupt a couple of years ago, afte…
 
The podcast for people who want the world to slow down and become more human. Josh Levent creates a space for empathetic connections to people on the other side of the planet through biographical interviews of ordinary people. Take a moment to catch your breath, hit pause on life and curl up on a sofa with Humans in your earbuds. We all need to tak…
 
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