The HumanCurrent Podcast 

The complexity podcast 

Stories, interviews & casual conversations about the systems that shape our world & our work. Drawing inspiration from science, business and everyday life, we explore how understanding complex systems can help us make sense of the world, especially our human systems.


Episode Show Notes


 
 
  June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018

Episode 88

The Science & Philosophy of Complexity 

In this episode, Haley interviews research professor and leader of the Self-Organizing Systems Lab at UNAMCarlos Gershenson. Gershenson discusses findings from his book, Complexity: 5 Questions, which is comprised of “interview style contributions by leading figures in the field of complexity”. He also shares...

 
  May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

Episode 87

Holistic Science

In this episode, Angie talks with academic and management consultant and co-author of Embracing Complexity, Jean Boulton. Boulton shares her excitement about the only MSc Holistic Science programme in world, which is offered at Schumacher College where she will be a tutor and lecturer this Fall. She explains how chaos, complexity and Gaia theories are... 

  May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

Episode 86

The Conscious Evolution of Leadership

In this episode, Angie interviews author, public speaker and co-founder and CEO of Wisdom Works, Renee Moorefield. Moorefield discusses her passion for systems thinking and how she uses this way of seeing the world to help others thrive as living systems and leaders in the world. She explores how to nurture our innate capacity to thrive through self-awareness and holistic thinking practices. She also shares... 

  May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Episode 85

How Networks Learn

In this episode, Haley talks with physicist, complexity scientist, and MIT professor, Cesar Hidalgo. Hidalgo discusses his interest in the physics of networks and complex system science and shares why he believes these fields are so important. He talks about his book, Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies, which takes a scientific look at global economic complexity. Hidalgo also shares... 

  May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

Episode 84

Recapping WorkHuman

In this episode, Angie and Haley recap the WorkHuman Conference and share live interviews from the event. They share Haley’s interview with Jennifer Fondrevey, a Chief Humanity Officer who specializes in mergers and acquisitions and seeks to make a difference by rediscovering the humanity in business. They also share...

  April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

Episode 83

Relationship Building & System Innovation

In this episode, Angie talks with entrepreneur, public speaker, and systems thinker Amber Christian. Christian discusses how to build strong business relationships through personalization, technology, journey mapping, and transparent processes. She also shares... 

  April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018

Episode 82

The Complexity & Chaos of Creativity

How does chaos influence creativity? In this episode, Haley interviews designer, educator and author, Jon Kolko. Kolko shares details from his new book Creative Clarity: A Practical Guide for Bringing Creative Thinking into Your Company. During his interview, he explains how elements of complex systems science, including emergence, constraints, feedback and framing, influence the creative process. He also... 

  April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018

Episode 81

The Science, History & Implications of Real Magic

What is “real” magic? How is magic tied to consciousness? How will magic play a role in the future of science? In this episode, Angie interviews author and Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dean Radin. Radin discusses his scientific research on mind-matter interaction, consciousness, psychic phenomenon and esoteric magic. He also shares details from his new book, Real Magic, including... 

  April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018

Episode 80

Bring Your Human to Work

In this episode, we share a live interview from the WorkHuman Conference with Erica Keswin, Founder of the Spaghetti Project and author of the forthcoming book, Bring Your Human to Work. Erica is passionate about the science and stories of connection at work because as she mentions, “left to our own devices, we are not connecting”. In this episode, she talks with Angie about...

  March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

Episode 79

The Integration of Human & Artificial Intelligence

In this episode, Angie interviews Assistant Professor at the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) and Visiting Scientist and the MIT Media Lab, Alfredo Morales. During his interview, he shares details from the AI and Beyond Program at NECSI, a five day certificate program where he presented alongside, Stephen Wolfram, Iyad Rahwan, and Yaneer Bar-Yam. He also discusses... 

  March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

Episode 78

Loving AIs

Why is it important for AIs to experience unconditional love?Can robots teach you to love? In this episode, Haley interviews author, systems thinker, researcher, and public speaker, Dr. Julia Mossbridge. Dr. Mossbridge is also the Principal Investigator and Team Lead for the Developing LOVing INtelligent General AIs or LOVING AIs project. During her interview, Dr. Mossbridge discusses the LOVING AIs project. She also shares why she believes it’s so important for AIs to experience unconditional love.

  March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

Episode 77

Exploring Artificial Intelligence with Melanie Mitchell 

In this episode, Haley interviews leading Complex Systems Scientist, Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University, and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute, Melanie Mitchell. Professor Mitchell answers many profound questions about the field of artificial intelligence and gives specific examples of... 

 

 

  March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

Episode 76

The WorkHuman Movement

In this episode, Angie interviews WorkHuman Radio Host and Social Marketing Manager at Globoforce, Mike Wood. Globoforce is a social recognition software company which is pioneering the WorkHuman movement, a movement “to galvanize leaders worldwide to harness... 

  February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018

Episode 75

Embracing Complexity An Interview with Jean Boulton

In this episode, Angie interviews author of Embracing Complexity: Strategic Perspectives for an Age of Turbulence, Jean Boulton, who is also an academic and management consultant, specializing in complexity theory. Boulton talks with us about many different concepts including: how complexity thinking compares to systems thinking, change management... 

  February 8, 2018

February 8, 2018

Episode 74

The Systems Worldview of Human History

In this episode, Angie interviews author and integrator, Jeremy Lent. Lent integrates systems biology, complexity science and neuroscience with ancient wisdom traditions to explore how different cultures throughout human history have created meaning...

  January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018

Episode 73

Coherence & the Heart's Intuitive Guidance

In this episode, Haley talks with scientist, psychophysiologist, and the Executive Vice President and Director of Research at HeartMath Institute, Dr. Rollin McCraty. Dr. McCraty shares stories and examples from scientific research about the complex nature of heart coherence, intuition, and consciousness. He also talks about...

  January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018

Episode 72

Feeling Complexity with Radical Wholeness

In this episode, Haley interviews author and developer of TEPP (The Embodied Present Process) Philip Shepherd. Philip explains how Western culture has led us to believe the story of separation and isolation and he urges us to learn how to feel and...

  December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017

Episode 71

Throwback to 2017

In this episode, Haley and Angie reflect on all the topics they have discussed with guests in 2017 and share exciting news about future guests in 2018 (including interviews with Melanie Mitchell from the Santa Fe Institute and Jean Boulton co-author of Embracing Complexity). They also share their full length interview conducted earlier this year with Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam...

  November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017

Episode 70

Living from the Inside Out

In this episode, Haley interviews journalist and host of the Happy Melly podcast, Sam Mednick. Sam talks about the importance of emotional intelligence and shares her philosophy on...

  November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

Episode 69

Designing Meaningful Work in Complex Times

In this episode, Haley interviews complexity thinker and founder of NOBL Collective, Bud Caddell. Bud explains how NOBL designs human-driven systems which enable teams to...

  November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

Episode 68

Managing for Happiness with Complex System Science

In this episode, Angie interviews author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Jurgen Appelo.Jurgen has been named the “Top 100 Leadership Speaker & Top 50 Management Expert” by Inc.com and he has become a key influencer in...

  October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

Episode 67

The Path to Economic Growth According to Complexity Science

In this episode, Angie interview's complexity scientist, professor, and founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), Yaneer Bar-Yam. Professor Bar-Yam shares the details of new research out of NECSI entitled, Preliminary Steps Toward a Universal Economic Dynamics for Monetary and Fiscal Policy...

  October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

Episode 66

Conference on Complex Systems 2017

In this episode, Haley interviews Dr. Carlos Gershenson who is a research professor, Editor-in-Chief of Complexity Digest, and a Co-Chair member of the Conference on Complex Systems. Dr. Gershenson discusses this year's conference and... 

  October 5, 2017

October 5, 2017

Episode 65

Hardwiring Happiness with Dr. Rick Hanson

In this episode, Angie interviews best-selling author, psychologist, and human potential expert Dr. Rick Hanson, who explains how understanding evolutionary neuropsychology and using daily meditative practice can help us feel... 

  September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017

Episode 64

Our Evolving & Complex Human Brain with Dr. Rick Hanson

In this episode, Angie interviews psychologist and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Rick Hanson. Dr. Hanson eloquently describes how the human brain has evolved as a complex system and he shares... 

  September 7, 2017

September 7, 2017

Episode 63

A Philosophical Look at the Mind

In this episode, Haley talks with neurologist and author, Dr. Robert Burton about the most complexly organized form of matter in the known universe, the human brain. More specifically, Dr. Burton talks about the...

  August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017

Episode 62

Mysteries of the Extended Mind with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake

In this episode, we share our last interview from the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) conference with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake. Dr. Sheldrake is an English author and researcher in the field of parapsychology. He talks with Haley about...

  August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017

Episode 61

Finding Purpose through Connection

In this episode, Angie and Haley share more interviews from the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) Conference, The Science of What Connects Us. They talk with one of their past guests, Laurie Marshall about how noetic science is... 

  August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017

Episode 60

Exploring the Science of What Connect Us

In this episode of the HumanCurrent, Angie and Haley talk about their experience at IONS (The Institute of Noetic Sciences) 17th International Conference The Science of What Connects Us and share their interview with Dr. Cassandra Vieten, the President of IONS. Dr. Vieten explains...

  July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017

Episode 59

A Closer Look at the Female Brain

In this episode, Angie interviews best-selling author, neuropsychiatrist, and founder of the Women’s and Teen Girls’ Mood and Hormone clinic, Dr. Louann Brizendine. Dr. Brizendine talks with us about the complexity of The Female Brain, which is the title of one of her best-selling books. She also shares... 

  July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017

Episode 58

Unlearn Toxic Habit & Retain Your Brain

How much does our environment and our biology affect our behavior? How can understanding our biofeedback empower us to live well? In this episode, Haley interviews Eileen McDonald who is an inventor, speaker, and a cofounder and Chief Coaching Officer of the Axeos Performance Institute. Eileen discusses...

  June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017

Episode 57

A Curious Conversation on the Brain & Body

In this episode, Angie informally interviews her fellow co-host, Haley Campbell-Gross, to discuss what she has learned from recent interviews, as well as what she has discovered while researching the complexity of the human brain. Angie and Haley also share...

  June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

Episode 56

The Science of How Nature Affects Our Brain

Can living in cities rather than rural settings differentially activate our amygdala? In this episode, Haley interviews science journalist, author, and podcast host Florence Williams to discuss how our environment influences our health and wellbeing. She shares research and...

  May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

Episode 55

Unintended Consequences with Complexity Scientist Yaneer Bar-Yam

Haley interviews professor, complexity scientist, and founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)Yaneer Bar-Yam, to discuss the nature of global complex problems. Yaneer shares how quickly unintended consequences can ripple throughout our global systems. More specifically, he discusses... 

  May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

Episode 54

Reversing Complex Problems for Global Security

Why are all our biggest global problems caused by reductionist thinking habits? How does the environment and sustainability influence global security? In this episode, Angie interviews global security thought leader, keynote speaker, and founder and CEO of BlindSpot Think TankJames Greyson. James discusses... 

  April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

Episode 53

Becoming Environmentally Conscious in a Complex World

In the spirit of Earth Day approaching, Angie and Haley discuss the importance of being environmentally consciousness. They also share clips from past guests, Laurie MarshallChris Ling, and James Greyson, who responded to a quote by environmental activist, Annie Leonard. Her quote states... 

  April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

Episode 52

Developing Innovative Ecological Systems

In this episode, Angie interviews the Director of the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads UniversityProfessor Chris Ling. Chris shares his experiences with sustainable community planning throughout his career, including some fascinating research he conducted on the scalability of farmer’s markets. Chris explains... 

  March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

Episode 51

Learning from Nature

In this episode, Haley interviews author, public speaker, and education transformer, Laurie Marshall. Laurie discusses her passion for empowering youth through creative collaboration and introduces her new book, Beating the Odds Now, which she describes as... 

  March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

Episode 50

Complexity Science is Everyone's Science

In this episode, Haley interviews professor, complexity scientist, and founding president of the New England Complex Systems InstituteYaneer Bar-Yam. Yaneer talks about how we can understand complex systems science by applying it across all of the systems we interact with in our society today. He also explains the importance of...

  February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017

Episode 49

Using Data & Design to Empower Team

In this episode, Angie interviews innovator, silicon valley veteran, and VP of Marketing at iCharts, Rico Andrade. Rico discusses the importance of a leader’s role in empowering teams and creating the right environment and conditions for them to interact and make real-time decisions. He also explains... 

  February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017

Episode 48

The Intersection of Diversity, Innovation & Performance

In this episode, Haley interviews Paolo Gaudiano, an entrepreneur, teacher and visionary who applies complexity science and thinking to all aspects of his work and life. He is the President and Chief Technology Officer at Icosystem, which is an inspirational organization that... 

  January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017

Episode 47

Visionary Leadership in A Complex World

In this episode, Angie interviews consultant, blogger, and systems thinker, Scott Jancy. Reflecting on his background in architecture, Scott discusses why he believes design and leadership are synonymous. He explains... 

  January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017

Episode 46

Welcoming 2017: A Sneak Peek of Our Series on Leadership

In this episode, Angie and Haley welcome the new year and get excited about their upcoming series on the complexity of leadership. They also introduce upcoming guests, Scott Jancy and Paolo Gaudiano, and share...

 
 
 
 
 
 

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