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


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...

December 16, 2016

December 16, 2016

Episode 45

Human Networks Inspire Holiday Cheer

In this episode, Angie and Haley share clips from past interviews about the power of human networks. They also reminisce about what they have learned in 2016 and share...

November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016

Episode 44

Making Sense of Human Systems

In this episode, Angie interviews Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge, Dave Snowden. Professor Snowden describes his work with complexity and how it applies to decision-making. He also introduces us to “anthro-complexity”, which is... 

November 4, 2016

November 4, 2016

Episode 43

Conscious Voting Through Political Curiosity

In this episode, Angie and Haley explore their political mental models in order to question their own assumptions and ideologies. They also share clips from past guests, John Feehery and Spencer Gerrol, regarding presidential power in the USA. Additionally, they discuss... 

October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016

Episode 42

The Neuroscience Behind Your Vote

In this episode, Angie interviews Spencer Gerrol, human behavior specialist, applied neuroscience expert, and founder and CEO of SPARK Experience. Spencer shares the results from a research study he performed to gather biofeedback data from both Trump and Clinton supporters. He also discusses... 

October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016

Episode 41

Compassion in Chaos

In this episode, Haley interviews Republican strategist, columnist, and part-time lobbyist, John Feehery, on the complexity of politics in the United States of America. John describes his political outlook and shares how and why democracy requires a lot of personal accountability from all American citizens.

September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

Episode 40

The Myth of the Dysfunctional System

In this episode, Angie and Haley ask past guests—Benjamin Taylor, Angela Montgomery, Oleg Konovalov, and Sonja Blignaut—to share their thoughts on a quote by Jeff Lawrence. His quote states, “There is no such thing as a dysfunctional organization, because every organization is perfectly aligned to achieve the results it gets.”

September 8, 2016

September 8, 2016

Episode 39

Company Culture: An Emergent and Evolving Phenomenon

In this episode, Angie interviews Sonja Blignaut who is a narrative practitioner, change catalyst, and founder of a niche consultancy called More Beyond. Sonja shares how using a complexity thinking approach to study and influence company culture can...

August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016

Episode 38

A Philosophical Look at Company Culture

In this episode, Haley interviews Benjamin Taylor, a business evolutionary, systems thinker, and avid learner. Benjamin discusses the intended and unintended consequences of systemic leadership, and he describes...

August 4, 2016

August 4, 2016

Episode 37

The Complexity of Living Organizations

In this episode, Haley interviews Dr. Oleg Konovalov, who is the author of a new management concept called Organisational Anatomy, which views organisational processes and functions from a biological perspective. Dr. Oleg shares...


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