The Limit Does Not Exist

Why limit yourself to one side of your brain... or one career path? You guys, the limit does not exist. Multi-hyphenate powerhouses Christina Wallace and Cate Scott Campbell believe that creativity and STEM can and should hang out together all the time, and they've got a lot of really great guests who think so, too. If you're all about building your own custom Venn diagram, this show is for you.

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Live: Me, Myself And Why

In this very special episode, we bring you our KPCC live show from...In this very special episode, we bring you our KPCC live show from Los Angeles! We speak with the brilliant science writer Jennifer Ouellette about serendipity, cultivating openness and what makes us who we are. Plus jiu jitsu, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and so much more. Then we pass the mic to American Public Media's The Mash-Up Americans for a different take on identity... and mezcal!   Show More

01:13:37 6/26/2017

Past Episodes

If you had the chance to go back to college and do it all over again, would you? And what would you do differently? For our 50th episode, we're deep-diving into a new approach to interdisciplinary education with Connecticut College president Katherine Bergeron. Listen and learn how you can adapt a framework of integration and connection to your own life, even if you're long past your co-ed days.
01:04:36 6/19/2017
How does a fascination with fruit flies become a feature film? Alexis Gambis, a French Venezuelan scientist turned filmmaker, tells us how. From studying the eye to the camera lens, editing genomes to editing film, Alexis is creating a new wave of science filmmaking and you're invited to jump onboard. Listen in for a trip around the world, a journey through time and a migration of butterflies. Yes, butterflies.
01:01:21 6/12/2017
Are you a tenacious loser? Jason Haaheim, principal timpanist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, explains why having that title will increase your chances of success. Jason also tells us how he built a sustainable business model for his musical pursuits, and shares the most important question you can ask yourself to determine if you're truly focused on the right things.
01:06:40 6/5/2017
When is quitting a virtue? And why is "never give up" not necessarily the best advice? We discuss how to know when to stop and when to keep going; when to specialize and when to diversify. Stay tuned for a bunch of strategies like Christina's Coffee Chat method and Cate's personal anthropology approach. Plus, Adam Grant's graduation advice, listener venn diagrams and what we're each cutting out
01:08:50 5/29/2017
Calling all geek girls... and geek guys! Heather Cabot is an angel investor, journalist, adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and co-author of Geek Girl Rising. We discuss the power of a major identity shift as Heather shares how she's translated her journalism skills to new pursuits. Plus, taking the leap into digital journalism and investing tips!
59:35 5/22/2017
Are you a multipotentialite? If you love our show, you probably are. We sit down with Emilie Wapnick, author of "How to be Everything" and all around multipotentialite, to talk about how to thrive when you're interested in many things. Whether you want to make a big career change or you're just starting out, this episode is for you.
01:05:38 5/15/2017
Can you train your brain to be more creative? Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a neuroscientist turned creative director, makes a strong case that you can. Amanda is the prolific creator of Beyond Curie, a design project that highlights badass women in STEM, and the founder of The Leading Strand, a multidisciplinary initiative to bring design and science together. We track Amanda's path from ballet to neuroscience to design and hear how she's maximized her time and creativity to make so many cool projects.
56:47 5/8/2017
It's our first live show at Interlochen Center for the Arts! We interview Kathleen Stetson, opera singer, acoustical engineer, startup co-founder and nonprofit spearheader about the power of not choosing, and we help Human Venn Diagram students figure out what to do with their lives. Plus, advice to our 18-year-old selves and a surprise appearance from Episode 21 guest Taoufik Nadji!
01:31:42 5/1/2017
Can you mathematicize art? We dive into that question and lots more with physicist, engineer and master origami artist Dr. Robert Lang, who merges mathematics with aesthetics to fold elegant modern origami. You'll hear how computer programs support making better art and discover some astonishing applications of origami folding techniques. Plus, the world's most beautiful math equation!
51:50 4/24/2017

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