9 episodes

We are Accept & Proceed. Actually, we are Accept & Proceed and you. We partner with visionaries. People who hunger for radical ideas. People who like radical action. People who don’t flinch at the world we’ve been given to solve. We work with brands on beauty and change. We design with both the analytic and the aesthetic in mind. We’re actively embedding ourselves into culture. We don’t wait to create.


Endless Vital Activity is a podcast developed by creative studio Accept and Proceed, bringing you conversations to inspire radical action. Throughout this series, Accept and Proceed’s founder, David Johnston, will engage in wide-ranging conversations with radical thinkers, artists, scientists, and activists about the problems we have been given to solve, seeking new perspectives to reimagine our world. The creative studio partners with visionaries and believes the cross-pollination of minds and ideas is vital; that solutions can’t be found in isolation. Connection and collaboration are critical. If you would like to submit any questions, comments or would like to feature on Endless Vital Activity, please contact info@acceptandproceed.com

Explorations is dedicated to creative discovery, created to generate and facilitate discussion and collaboration between all industries and people from all walks of life. The Explorations podcast series features special guests from fashion and music to design and neuroscience, putting a range of important topics and issues under the microscope to help inform, educate and inspire.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

We are Accept & Proceed. Actually, we are Accept & Proceed and you. We partner with visionaries. People who hunger for radical ideas. People who like radical action. People who don’t flinch at the world we’ve been given to solve. We work with brands on beauty and change. We design with both the analytic and the aesthetic in mind. We’re actively embedding ourselves into culture. We don’t wait to create.


Endless Vital Activity is a podcast developed by creative studio Accept and Proceed, bringing you conversations to inspire radical action. Throughout this series, Accept and Proceed’s founder, David Johnston, will engage in wide-ranging conversations with radical thinkers, artists, scientists, and activists about the problems we have been given to solve, seeking new perspectives to reimagine our world. The creative studio partners with visionaries and believes the cross-pollination of minds and ideas is vital; that solutions can’t be found in isolation. Connection and collaboration are critical. If you would like to submit any questions, comments or would like to feature on Endless Vital Activity, please contact info@acceptandproceed.com

Explorations is dedicated to creative discovery, created to generate and facilitate discussion and collaboration between all industries and people from all walks of life. The Explorations podcast series features special guests from fashion and music to design and neuroscience, putting a range of important topics and issues under the microscope to help inform, educate and inspire.

    Endless Vital Activity with Julia Watson

    Endless Vital Activity with Julia Watson

    “We need a new mythology of what technology is. We need nature-based technologies that will lead us towards a new form for not being saviours of the earth, but living with Earth symbiotically”

    In this second episode of series 2, creative studio Accept & Proceed's founder David Johnston meets with Julia Watson, an Australian designer of urban, indigenous, and spiritual landscapes and author of Lo-TEK, Design by Radical Indigenism.

    Johnston and Watson discuss why we need to redefine the meaning of technological innovation, the importance of diversity in building resilient environments and why nature-based technologies can help us live symbiotically with nature.

    • 58 min
    Endless Vital Activity with Indy Johar

    Endless Vital Activity with Indy Johar

    "I think at the centre of it, is a new recognition of who we are as human beings."

    In the first episode of series 2, creative studio Accept & Proceed’s founder David Johnston meets with Indy Johar, architect and co-founder of Dark Matter Laboratories.

    The duo discuss Sikhism, running Dark Matter Labs, the values and rationale behind running a business in an untraditional way and reconfiguring the ‘normal’ structures that exist within a company.

    • 54 min
    Endless Vital Activity with David Hieatt

    Endless Vital Activity with David Hieatt

    “Business has some serious thinking to do. We're in danger of losing our way. In amongst a crisis and chaos is a really good time to just go ‘are we doing this right?’”

    In the latest episode of Endless Vital Activity, David Johnston speaks with David Hieatt, the co-founder of Hiut Denim Co and The DO Lectures; the self-funded talk series that aims to create a safe space to ask better questions about the world we live in.

    Johnston and Hieatt discuss the pitfalls of ‘selling out’, the need for purpose-led businesses and the power of anonymity when asking what needs to change in the world.

    • 49 min
    Endless Vital Activity with Refik Anadol

    Endless Vital Activity with Refik Anadol

    “[In the future] I believe that the buildings will dream, the buildings will remember.”

    In the latest episode of Endless Vital Activity, David Johnston speaks with Refik Anadol, media artist, director and visiting researcher at UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts.

    Johnston and Anadol discuss the intersection between the spiritual, virtual and physical realms, data as an art fo

    • 47 min
    Endless Vital Activity with Zach Bush MD

    Endless Vital Activity with Zach Bush MD

    In the first of this six-part series, creative studio Accept and Proceed’s founder David Johnston meets with renowned, multi-disciplinary physician of internal medicine and internationally recognised educator on the microbiome Zach Bush MD.

    In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, the duo explores the explosion of chronic disease, the morality of the advertising world and the impact of consumer behaviour on our internal and global ecosystems.

    • 54 min
    Exploring culture with Alex Valdman

    Exploring culture with Alex Valdman

    In the third podcast of a series exploring how we process the world around us, Accept and Proceed founder David Johnston sits down with Rapha creative director Alex Valdman to talk about culture.

    The conversation takes in Valdman's™s move from the Soviet Union to LA via New York in the 1980s; his immersion in skateboard, hip-hop and graffiti culture; how he built and then dismantled his own streetwear label worn by Kanye West; and what he learned while working with Nike and Levi's™.

    Johnston and Valdman go on to discuss subjects including the importance of passion in driving culture and brands, ways to transcend your own ego, and how to stop a brand being a culture vulture.

    • 46 min

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