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Ep 33 - KJ Knies & Sara Beil, VR Designers

Will we all eventually just live in a virtual reality? KJ Knies and Sara Biel are virtual reality designers, entrepreneurs, and a couple. In the past few years, with the release of various headsets and advances in video technology, virtual reality has become more and more accessible to the public, but as a medium it has had a difficult time becoming mainstream. KJ and Sara are in the midst of creating experiences that make the technology relatable, consumable, interactive, and fun. Hear how they are creating exciting content, navigating a relatively unknown medium, and navigating working together as a couple.

Extra Design - Tommy Honton, Biggest Success and Failure

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Narrative experience and escape room designer Tommy Honton discusses his biggest creative failure and biggest creative success.

Ep 30 - Tommy Honton, Narrative Experience Designer - Part 2

Tommy Honton tells the story of why he was fired from his soul sucking job and how it was the catalyst of his current creative endeavor in designing a narrative experience.

Ep 13 - Sam Jewler and Katie Ashmore, Community Organizers

In an age where people can achieve a sense of accomplishment through likes and shares, there are those on the front lines of motivated, grassroots movements, who are taking creative approaches towards advocating for a better future. Community organizers, Sam Jewler and Katie Ashmore are well aware that change takes time, but have discovered that a combination of anger, optimism, and persistence, results in positive growth in society.

Ep 7 - Andy Lawton, Tinder Developer

Like most people working in the current Renaissance of tech Andy Lawton's story as a developer started with his involvement in the "Tupac Mp3 Chat Forum", quickly rose to NASA, and now the dating app Tinder. Listen to how his failures in life created a chip on his shoulder that pushed him towards the perfection of his craft.

Ep 3 - Dr. Jon Stu Silverman, Orthopedic Surgeon

Voltaire said, "The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease",  but sometimes it's also about the chicks, beer, and not taking yourself too seriously. In order to become an excellent surgeon Dr. Silverman labored over his craft for the past decade, however one of his greatest skills is understanding people. Connecting with his patients, through empathy, kindness, and humor is a crucial aspect of Silverman's approach to medicine and improving their quality of life.