12 episodes

Welcome to Impact in the 21st Century, a podcast by Simbi Foundation. Join Aaron Friedland (Executive Director, Simbi Foundation) as he discusses positive social impact with some of the world’s leading social innovators, authors, academics, and advocates.

Impact in the 21st Century Simbi Foundation

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to Impact in the 21st Century, a podcast by Simbi Foundation. Join Aaron Friedland (Executive Director, Simbi Foundation) as he discusses positive social impact with some of the world’s leading social innovators, authors, academics, and advocates.

    EP#11: Shalane Yuen - Improving Education For All

    EP#11: Shalane Yuen - Improving Education For All

    Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!


    Shalane Yuen is the Executive Director of the Trevor Noah Foundation, which works to provide South African students with improved access to quality education.


    How does learning from your mistakes lead to growing your impact? How should NGOs be collaborating with communities? What is the founding story of the Trevor Noah Foundation? In this episode, hear Shalane and host Aaron Friedland discuss improving access to education for all in the 21st Century.


    Visit the Trevor Noah Foundation's website: https://trevornoahfoundation.org/


    This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib.


    What is Impact in the 21st Century?


    Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.


    Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?


    Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.


    Learn more and join the mailing list at www.simbifoundation.org/podcast/

    • 41 min
    EP#10: Guy Kawasaki - Democratizing Design, Education, and Knowledge

    EP#10: Guy Kawasaki - Democratizing Design, Education, and Knowledge

    Guy Kawasaki is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and has worked as Chief Evangelist at both Apple and Canva.


    How can you use mantras to help build your organization? How can you overcome imposter syndrome in the 21st Century? What is the future of education in a post-covid world? In this episode, hear Guy and host Aaron Friedland discuss democratizing design, education, and knowledge in the 21st Century.


    Listen to Guy's podcast, Remarkable People: https://guykawasaki.com/remarkable-people/


    Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!


    This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib.


    What is Impact in the 21st Century?


    Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes.


    This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.


    Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?


    Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi. Learn more at www.simbifoundation.org/podcast/

    • 42 min
    EP#9: Michael Tamblyn - The Future Of Reading

    EP#9: Michael Tamblyn - The Future Of Reading

    Michael Tamblyn is the CEO of Kobo books, host of Kobo in Conversation podcast, and reading enthusiast. In this episode, hear Michael and host Aaron Friedland discuss the future of reading in the 21st Century.


    Enjoyed the episode? Feel free to like, share, follow, or review and help spread positive impact.


    Michael's recommended reads: https://www.michaeltamblyn.com/omnivore


    Twitter - https://twitter.com/mtamblyn?lang=en


    Kobo in Conversation podcast - https://www.kobo.com/blog/kobo-in-conversation


    Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!


    This episode was mixed and mastered by Musa Habib at Blank Vinyl Project: https://www.blankvinyl.com/


    What is Impact in the 21st Century?


    Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.


    Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?


    Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.


    Learn more at: https://simbifoundation.org/podcast/

    • 57 min
    EP#8: Adrienne Gear - Motivating Kids To Love Reading | Brain Pockets | Teaching In The 21st Century

    EP#8: Adrienne Gear - Motivating Kids To Love Reading | Brain Pockets | Teaching In The 21st Century

    Adrienne Gear is an educator, speaker, literacy specialist, and author of Reading Power, Powerful Understanding, and more.


    How has teaching changed in the age of the internet? How can you inspire your students to become lifelong learners? In this episode, hear Adrienne Gear discuss brain pockets, writing her books, and how teaching needs to change in the 21st Century.


    Purchase Adrienne's books: https://www.readingpowergear.com/store


    Visit Adrienne's website: www.readingpowergear.com


    Visit Adrienne's blog: https://readingpowergear.wordpress.com/


    Follow Adrienne on social media: Twitter - @AdrienneGear | Instagram - readingpowergear | Facebook - www.facebook.com/readingpowergear/


    Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!


    This episode was mixed and mastered by Blank Vinyl Project: https://www.blankvinyl.com/


    What is Impact in the 21st Century? Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.


    Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century? Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.


    Learn more and subscribe to the mailing list here: https://simbifoundation.org/podcast/

    • 1 hr 29 min
    EP#7: Wade Davis - Finding Your Destiny | Learning Faster | Why Anthropology Matters

    EP#7: Wade Davis - Finding Your Destiny | Learning Faster | Why Anthropology Matters

    Wade Davis is an anthropologist, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, bestselling author, photographer, ethnographer, and professor. 


    Can we sustain human life on planet Earth? How can we learn more deeply? Why does anthropology matter in the 21st Century? In this episode, hear Wade Davis discuss his global exploration, jobs vs. work, the coca plant, and how to be creative in today's world.


    Purchase Wade Davis' books: https://daviswade.com/books


    Read the Unravelling of America: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/covid-19-end-of-american-era-wade-davis-1038206/


    Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!


    This episode was mixed and mastered by Blank Vinyl Project: https://www.blankvinyl.com/


    What is Impact in the 21st Century?


    Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast shares stories of positive impact in a world, that right now, can leave us all feeling a little helpless. Each episode features an inspiring guest and discusses the positive impact they’re making, how they discovered their passion, and what they’ve done to turn vision into action.


    Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century?


    Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.


    Learn more and subscribe to the mailing list here: https://simbifoundation.org/podcast/

    • 1 hr 56 min
    EP#6: Meghan Cox Gurdon - Reading Aloud | Dopamine Fixes | Technology vs. Paper Books

    EP#6: Meghan Cox Gurdon - Reading Aloud | Dopamine Fixes | Technology vs. Paper Books

    Meghan Cox Gurdon is an author, essayist, book critic, and former foreign correspondent who has been the Wall Street Journal’s children’s book reviewer since 2005.


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    Social media gives up quick dopamine fixes - can reading? How can we build reading habits in a fast-paced, technological world? Can reading aloud be beneficial? In this episode, hear Meghan Cox Gurdon discuss reading aloud, reading with screens vs. reading with paper books, and how to remove distractions in 21st Century.


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    Meghan Cox Gurdon's latest book is The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction: https://www.meghancoxgurdon.com/


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    Thank you to RBC for sponsoring this episode!


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    This episode was mixed and mastered by Nick Sciarretta and Abhinav Subramani at Blank Vinyl Project: https://www.blankvinyl.com/


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    What is Impact in the 21st Century?


    Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast brings to light the positive social impact made by activists, academics, authors, founders, and innovators.


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    Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century? Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi.


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    Learn more and subscribe to the mailing list here: https://simbifoundation.org/impact-in-the-21st-century-podcast/

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Tara Serena ,

Impact in the 21st Century

My favourite podcast to listen to! Each episode is so impactful. Always learning new things when listening to Impact in the 21st Century!

jisserow ,

Podcast review

A very informative and inspiring podcast. So special to hear different stories and what is going on with the Simbi foundation.

bon jonno ,

Greatest podcast out there

Easily the most inspiring podcast series I've listened to.

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