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The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!
 
Fashion and apparel. It touches nearly everyone. When its at its best, fashion and apparel is not only functional, but also fun, expressive, sexy, and for some businesses, very profitable. But when it is at its worst, fashion and apparel is superficial, exploitative, polluting and extremely wasteful - in other words the essence of unsustainable consumption. And while it is argued that the industry's rapid growth has created employment opportunities for more than 300 million people worldwide, ...
 
Think is a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment.
 
Tink is a monthly podcast all about the act of making, doing and undoing. Follow along each episode as host Katherine Jayne reviews her creative goals for the month just past, and sets new targets for the month to come. From knitting to lacemaking, and other slow textile crafts, listen along and find out what can be made in a month!
 
Who exactly are the thought leaders in the $18-billion-plus linen, uniform and facility services industry? This podcast aims to shine a light on this industry’s more than 200,000 employees through thought-provoking interviews with industry insiders and business experts on issues critical to your company and workforce. Most Americans might not realize it, but they benefit at least once per week from the cleanliness and safety of laundered, reusable linens, uniforms, towels, mats and other pro ...
 
Stitchery Stories... Where textile artists share their life in fabric & thread. Embroidery. Textile Art. Inspiration, Techniques, Disasters & Delights. Join embroidery enthusiast & textile art dabbler, Susan Weeks, in her friendly weekly chats with UK textile artists. Discover how they got started. Share the lessons learned along the way. Get excited about what they are working on at the moment. Learn how they keep their business growing, their creativity flowing, and get a sneak peek into w ...
 
Come along for the ride as Matt Kowalak and Jamon Yerger talk about manufacturing in China, product sourcing in China and all types of business ventures in China. You want a podcast about flawless business ventures in your standard how-to-do-it-like-me format? You won’t find that here. But if you’re looking for a podcast run by a couple of entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid of taking calculated risks, partying a little, working a whole lot and bringing you the goods, this is the place to be.
 
'A Smaller Life' is a podcast hosted by a small business owner, that's me Saskia, who wants to grow by going smaller and who wants to choose better to do better. Join me on my journey where I figure out how I can make my needle craft business based on ethical and conscious choices more relevant in this era and for myself. Made for business owners and crafters alike.
 
Episode 1:Book Talk on Tim Ingold's Making The material turn in art is deeply linked to craft processes, materials and ways of making. For Book Talk, we invite people from different fields to read and discuss a single book. How might artists, curators, educators, and theorists respond to a book and potentially use as a tool in their own thinking? Join Stephen Knott, Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Rowland Ricketts, and Namita Gupta Wiggers for their discussion of anthropologist Tim Ingold's Making: An ...
 
EconTalk is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Stanford University's Hoover Institution. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philosophers, economists, and more. Learn how the health care system really works, the serenity that comes from humility, the challenge of interpreting data, how potato chips are made, what it's like to run an upscale Manhattan restaurant, what caused the 2008 financial crisis, the nature of consciousness ...
 
Architect/designer/author Katie Hutchison and textile designer/educator Dawn Oliveira share insight into home design and design for the home. Design isn’t an added extra, an extravagance, a nicety; it’s a holistic process that drives the creation of homes that nurture and reflect our best selves to ourselves and within our communities. Katie and Dawn aim to demystify and humanize home design and design for the home. So grab a cup of coffee, and join us for some friendly design chat to inspir ...
 
Audiogyan (founded in 2016) is a collection of conversations with luminaries of the Indian creative world. It’s a passion project to document thoughts and ideas of Indian designers, artists, musicians, writers, thinkers, and luminaries of the creative world.
 
MODEL CITIZEN is an interview podcast that explores big, new ideas in politics and policy with captivating original thinkers ... premised on the idea that we have a duty as citizens and neighbors to build our mental models of the world with as little error, bias, and lunacy as possible. Guests discuss how they've arrived at their conclusions, mistakes they've made, people and methods they trust and distrust, and how they've changed their minds. Hosted by WILL WILKINSON, Vice President for Re ...
 
Art Witch is where creativity, magic, and healing align for personal and collective liberation. Hosted by Brooklyn-based sound ritualist, arts educator, and tarot reader Zaneta, Art Witch aims to provide resources for the creative journey. In this podcast you’ll hear from a variety of artists, witches, healers, and experts sharing their wisdom and stories, all with the intention of helping folx make art and share their unique magic with the world. www.artwitchpodcast.com @artwitchpodcast www ...
 
In our podcast, we bring to you businesses that are mindful in their practices and processes. A mindful business adopts and employs sustainable social, economic, and environmental practices. Some of our past guests are Redecker, from Germany, MUDD Jeans from the Netherlands, Ricron Panels, Phool Co from India, Alabama Chanin, Reel Toilet Paper from the USA, Hinterland, Unscented Co from Canada, and Dessertos from Mexico. We launched our first episode on July the 22nd., 2019 with a new episod ...
 
Earth Speak is helping you to be your own best connection to your intuition, spirit guides, Earth, and the divine. Episodes feature conversations with people, plants, nature spirits, and high-vibration places on Earth. For many episodes, we're giving EARTH the microphone with channeled messages from nature beings. Human guests share their approaches to standing in their power, working with spirits, deepening their connection with nature, and shamelessly embodying their true selves. Topics co ...
 
Reverberate is a podcast exploring our wide world of textiles and the people who grow, design, make and wear them. Produced by A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, California. Hosted by Adrienne Rodriguez. We plan to release vibrant episodes packed with interviews, conversations and stories from vital contributors to the fiber community. Examining the threads that tie us together across the country and the world. Join us on our audio adventures!
 
In Ghana, types of cloth and the design of textiles are about more than just fashion. Woven Kente cloth is a great status symbol, marking wealth and, in the past, office - something to be worn on important occasions and by important people. Adinkra is a printed fabric, hand-made and worn mainly for funerals, which are very important celebrations in Ghana. The tracks on this album introduce the Kente weavers and Adinkra workers, show the creative processes behind the textiles they make, and r ...
 
Hempire is a weekly show dedicated to exploring the non-psychoactive side of the cannabis plant. Hemp was once a cornerstone of the American economy and is currently used in over 25,000 products including paper, textiles, construction materials, health food, and fuel. Tune in and discover all there is to know about this wonder crop that is now making an historic comeback.
 
Join host Allison Korleski as she talks with people from all corners of the yarniverse: designers and dyers, shepherds and spinners, publishers and pathfinders. From family farms in the American heartland to a woman’s cooperative in Afghanistan, each episode explores what connects us as knitters and makers.
 
NYFIKEN is a podcast about research. We want to make research available to everyone, through podcasts and articles meant for a general audience. We aim to create a complete picture of research done in Sweden, in all fields, by highlighting the diversity and complexity of work done by PhD students. NYFIKEN features podcast conversations about the research of recent PhD graduates. Find us at our webpage nyfiken.co
 
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With this podcast I want to take you with me on my journey to discover the answers to these questions: What do we buy, Where do we buy, Who do we buy from… Or don’t we buy at all but use what we already have? And how relevant is my job as a yarn shop owner selling people stuff when we already have more than we need? How can I make my life as an ent…
 
Rachel Silberstein’s book A Fashionable Century: Textile Artistry and Commerce in the Late Qing (University of Washington Press, 2020) reveals how Qing fashion was produced at the intersection of commerce and culture. Drawing on a wide array of visual and textual sources, from pattern books and gazetteers to embroidered jackets and a sample book of…
 
Naila Janzen is a textile artist and designer in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was searching for a creative outlet but needed one she could do while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Having learned to sew at an early age from her grandmother, Naila took up quilting. She has since gone on to create Rox Textiles and exhibits her cushions and bags at …
 
This is episode # 207, second last of this crazy year, 2020. Today on Audiogyan we have one of the most well known, influential and senior Graphic designers of our time. Sujata Keshavan. She is the founder of Ray and Keshavan and Varnaworld. Sujata graduated from the National Institute of Design in 1984. She did her Master of Fine Arts in graphic d…
 
As we shuttle our kids from one extra-circular activity to another, why aren’t we saying to ourselves, “hey, that looks like fun!” Journalist Tom Vanderbilt joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why it’s easy to forget that trying something new makes us happy, and why those experiences trigger personal growth. His book is “Beginners: The Joy and Trans…
 
Many of the millions of workers streaming in from rural China to jobs at urban factories soon find themselves in new kinds of poverty and oppression. Yet, their individual experiences are far more nuanced than popular narratives might suggest. Rural Origins, City Lives: Class and Place in Contemporary China (U Washington Press, 2016) probes long-he…
 
America is at a crossroads, and the way forward will depend greatly on two men: President-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Filmmaker Michael Kirk joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the roles each man will play in unifying a deeply divided nation. His Frontline documentary “President Biden” premieres tonight on PBS stations and his docume…
 
Every night as we sleep, our brains concoct entirely new worlds outside our conscious life — and science still struggles to understand why. Antonio Zadra, professor at the Université de Montréal and a researcher at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about neuroscientific insights into our dreaming minds…
 
Strategy encompasses two sides of the same coin when it comes to defining both short-term and long-term strategies. Linen, uniform and facility services companies need to continue to closely manage the nine key elements of operational focus in a pandemic – also known as the pandemic operational checklist – but you also need to lay out your recovery…
 
President-Elect Joe Biden put his ethos and character on display and the people listened. How will those philosophies translate into governing a divided nation? New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos joins host Krys Boyd to talk about Biden’s life, policy positions and the political circumstances that propelled him to become the 46th President of the U…
 
Economist and author Gary Shiffman of Georgetown University talks about his book, The Economics of Violence, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Shiffman argues that we should view terrorism, insurgency, and crime as being less about ideology and more about personal expression and entrepreneurship. He argues that approaching these problems as economis…
 
Economist and author Gary Shiffman of Georgetown University talks about his book, The Economics of Violence, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Shiffman argues that we should view terrorism, insurgency, and crime as being less about ideology and more about personal expression and entrepreneurship. He argues that approaching these problems as economis…
 
Economist and author Gary Shiffman of Georgetown University talks about his book, The Economics of Violence, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Shiffman argues that we should view terrorism, insurgency, and crime as being less about ideology and more about personal expression and entrepreneurship. He argues that approaching these problems as economis…
 
What is the role of the intellectual? Is violence, not to mention radical change, necessary? Can there be a revolution without them? Realistic Revolution: Contesting Chinese History, Culture, and Politics after 1989 by Els van Dongen (Cambridge University Press, 2019) analyses a series of debates in the early 1990s between Chinese intellectuals as …
 
Toronto based, Benny Bing is a self-taught artist of Nigerian descent. With his colourful, large scale portraits Benny emphasizes positive representations of Black women. His work has shown at major art fairs, exhibitions and museums and he has created commissions for the likes of Dave Chappelle, The Weeknd and Milos Raonic. For more visit www.benn…
 
I never thought I'd see a seditious mob of Americans sack the Capitol building as Congress counted electoral votes. But, then again, I never thought the president of the United States would turn out to be a malignant narcissist who lies about everything all the time. The insurrectionists who sacked the capitol were fueled by lies. One thing that st…
 
Rachel Roden joins Chris to discuss some recent archaeological sites in the news. From the much-discussed pictographs in the Amazonian Rain Forest to a Pompeii Lunch counter and ALL the trash that people leave on sites, we talk about it all. Links New Photos from the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Ancients’ Reveal Details About Prehistoric Amazonian Life -…
 
If you've ever wondered how Krys chooses who she talks to or what she wants to talk about, this is your chance to find out. Every weekend Krys will share highlights from the conversations she had that week and offer a behind the scenes look at the creation process of Think. On this week’s episode: making sense of the biggest news stories of the wee…
 
Natalie Grueninger speaks with William Aslet about Elizabeth I's lost prayer book. Following their conversation, Dr Owen Emmerson joins Natalie on the show to share some new information relating to this extraordinary artefact. Follow William Aslet on Twitter. Find out more about your host at On the Tudor Trail. Join our Talking Tudors Podcast Faceb…
 
The flora and fauna of the natural world have learned to adapt to their surroundings. Maybe they can offer humans some help in adapting to ours? Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil joins host Krys Boyd to talk about finding solace and inspiration from the beautiful and odd creatures that stand out – or blend in – to their surroundings and what we can learn …
 
In recent years retail has gotten a bad rap - especially fashion retail. Too often stores have fallen into a slump, neglected by management’s shift in attention to building up their e-commerce channels. And just as often because brands have too many stores and too little revenue to maintain them all properly. That’s led to a rash of retail closures…
 
Just in time for Aquarius season, today's episode is a deep dive into the sonic realms. We're joined by the amazing sound artist Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson to chat about liberating our perceptions, listening as an act of co-creation, and how we can reimagine history through sound ancestry and the transportive medium of sound. Heard in this Episode: J…
 
One week after pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol, members of the House of Representatives returned to that very spot to impeach the president for a second time. Presidential historian Jeffrey Engel joins host Krys Boyd to talk about this unprecedented chapter in American history – and about whether it will unify the country or tear it f…
 
When a tenant is evicted from a rental property, that negative mark stays on their record for years, even if the case was dismissed or filed illegally. Megan Kimble, executive editor of The Texas Observer, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about tenant background checks that operate without oversight and the lives upended by a confusing system focused o…
 
Welcome to a new podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Izzy and Gina are both practicing artists and tutors specialising in machine embroidery, but we’re still figuring it all out! We chat about comb…
 
The “diva” is a common trope when we talk about culture. We normally think of the diva as a Western construction: the opera singer, the Broadway actress, the movie star. A woman of outstanding talent, whose personality and ability are both larger-than-life. But the truth is throughout history, many cultures have featured spaces for strong female ar…
 
Much is known about the Qing sartorial regulations and how the Qing conquerors forced Han Chinese males to adopt Manchu hairstyle and clothing. But what happened on the stage? What did Qing performers wear, not only when they performed as characters in the Han past, but also when they appeared as subjects in the Manchu present? Reading dramatic wor…
 
In Creativity in Tokyo: Revitalizing a Mature City (Palgrave, 2020), Heide Imai and Matjaz Ursic focues on overlooked contextual factors that constitute the urban creative climate or innovative urban milieu in contemporary cities. Filled with reflections based on interviews with a diverse range of creative actors in various local neighborhoods in T…
 
David Sedaris is known for his incisive wit and silliness, but also for his deep reflections on our humanity. The contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his essays on family, falling in love, relationships, aging, and the weird ways life’s struggles make…
 
Cindy Jackson is a freelance embroiderer, embroidery designer and embroidery tutor based in Ottawa, Canada, with a fascination for Tudor embroidery. In fact Cindy is an expert in this area, with published research papers and she has also developed kits and classes focused on Tudor embroidery. Susan Weeks chats with Cindy today on Stitchery Stories …
 
Intertwining autobiography and ethnography, Clara Han’s touching new book Seeing Like a Child: Inheriting the Korean War (Fordham University Press, 2020) asks how scholarship can be transformed from a child’s perspective. Through a critique of anthropological practices that assume fully formed “I” in its emphasis on self-reflexivity as well as the …
 
The rise of developers -- as buyers, as influencers, as a creative class -- is a direct result of "software eating the world", and of key shifts in IT from on-prem to cloud & SaaS to the API economy, where application programming interfaces are essentially building blocks for innovation. Developers therefore not only play an outsized role in high-p…
 
As transmissible as the coronavirus may be, the disinformation surrounding it for the past year has traveled just as quickly. Dr. Seema Yasmin, director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, joins host Krys Boyd to dispel common rumors and myths about science and medicine, and why facts still don’t tamp down lies. Her new book is “Viral …
 
America 200 years ago had only five presidents in its history, half the country was frontier, and, yet, a brand-new religion was founded on its soil: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. McKay Coppins, a staff writer for The Atlantic, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his own faith, the model of assimilation it tries to capture, and th…
 
Gabriel Silva's dream of becoming a pilot was lost when he was diagnosed with type II diabetes, he decided to change his lifestyle and diet. Introspection led him to his spiritual roots which are based on one simple principle - "do no harm". He apprenticed in his father's shoe factory to learn the trade. He launched Ahimsa in 2013. In 2014, only 6 …
 
We often hear stories of dead loved ones appearing in dreams to comfort the living. So why isn’t this considered part of normal bereavement? Patricia Pearson joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why we dismiss these phenomena as nonsense and what we miss in the healing process when we do. Her article, published in The Walrus, is called “Why Do We See…
 
“Wonder Woman 1984” has made more than $100 million at the box office worldwide — even amid a global pandemic and poor reviews. Surely there’s room in Hollywood for more woman superheroes? Journalist Soraya Roberts joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how that demand might be fed – and about some problems with the few woman superheroes we do have. He…
 
Emily Hamilton shares about releasing energy from the body with energetic practices and plant Spirit medicine. You’ll also hear about: Tapping into your own natural abundance frequency Connecting Spirit to Spirit with plants The desire for a community that thinks and feels the way you do And Emily shares the story of how she came to practice and te…
 
Economist and author Don Boudreaux of George Mason University discusses the life and work of the economist James Buchanan with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Buchanan received the Nobel Prize in 1986 for his work creating and developing public choice--the field which applies the tools of economics to politicians and political behavior. After discussin…
 
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