91 episodes

Welcome to The Hive Podcast, the series that inquires into our relationship with one another, with technology and the natural world.

Join me, Nathalie Nahai, as we dive into the complex and challenging questions of our time, and explore how some of the greatest minds are forging new and exciting paths forward.

For more resources and information about the show, please visit nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast.

The Hive Podcast Nathalie Nahai

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Welcome to The Hive Podcast, the series that inquires into our relationship with one another, with technology and the natural world.

Join me, Nathalie Nahai, as we dive into the complex and challenging questions of our time, and explore how some of the greatest minds are forging new and exciting paths forward.

For more resources and information about the show, please visit nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast.

    90. At The Threshold: On Fierce Compassion & Reclaiming Our Rest / Octavia Raheem

    90. At The Threshold: On Fierce Compassion & Reclaiming Our Rest / Octavia Raheem

    Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Octavia Raheem, beloved author, mother, activist, yoga teacher and practitioner, whose books - Gather, and Pause, Rest, Be: Stillness Practices for Courage in Times of Change - offer revolutionarily gentle, powerful ideas and practices to restore the body, mind and spirit. 

    Having received national attention for her work training yoga teachers and diversifying the yoga and wellness industry, Octavia’s work as a yoga professional focuses on practical tools to teach individuals how to manage stress, anxiety, and fatigue through yoga and meditation in a way that is accessible to all levels and abilities, and restorative to the nervous system. Her work has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Well + Good, CNN, WXIA, and Atlanta Magazine, and she is one of the most vibrant and inspiring voices I have come across in the re-imagining of what it means to reclaim our rest.

    If you’re searching for a way to come home to yourself, or to transform ethnic or race-based stress and trauma, Octavia’s teachings offer a path towards refuge, and her voice is a powerful guide to surviving, healing and thriving in difficult times.

    Recorded on 15th April 2022.

    • 53 min
    89. I, We & The World: On Community, Agency & Power / Indra Adnan

    89. I, We & The World: On Community, Agency & Power / Indra Adnan

    In this conversation, I speak with Indra Adnan - an author, psycho-social therapist and political entrepreneur, and a global consultant on soft power. The Founder and Co-initiator (together with Pat Kane) of “The Alternative UK political platform”, Indra has been writing, consulting, network-building and event-organising on the themes of future politics, conflict transformation, the role of the arts and integral thinking, for the past 20 years.

    The Co-Lead in Bounce Beyond, a social enterprise network doing transformative work to cohere and connect the next global economies, Indra is also the author of the fascinating book, The Politics of Waking Up: Power & Possibility In The Fractal Age.

    She has consulted to the World Economic Forum, NATO and a variety of governments, and she runs community collaboratories around the UK, building Citizen Action Networks (CANs) to reconnect people to cosmo-local eco-systems of solutions that are available. Central to her vision of an Alternative politics is the interdependency of the complex individual, the community and the planet: I, We, World - which is just one of the many themes we’ll be exploring in our conversation today.

    Recorded on 13th April 2022.

    • 57 min
    88. Leadership, Motivation & Reimagining Success / Ruth Gotian

    88. Leadership, Motivation & Reimagining Success / Ruth Gotian

    Today I speak with Dr. Ruth Gotian - author of the recently published book, The Success Factor, a fascinating read that explores how we might understand and learn from the mindset and skill set of peak performers, from Nobel Prize winners and astronauts to Olympic champions and political change-makers.

    The Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology, and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine, Ruth has made her name in management thinking and was hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentorship and leadership development.

    Selected as one of 30 people worldwide to be named to the Thinkers50 Radar List in 2021, Ruth was also a semi-finalist for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list, and recently won the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement, Radar Award given to a “thinker with the potential to change the world of theory and practice”.

    A regular contributor to Forbes, Psychology Today and Harvard Business Review, Ruth’s work has been widely published in academic journals, and her take on what pro-social success can look like in a rapidly changing world is what drew me to speak with her on the show today.

    Recorded 9th February 2022.

    • 48 min
    87. Storytelling, Longing And Unleashing The Creative Imagination / Rob Hopkins

    87. Storytelling, Longing And Unleashing The Creative Imagination / Rob Hopkins

    In this conversation, I speak with the brilliant Rob Hopkins - cofounder of the Transition Network and Transition Town Totnes, and author of several wonderful books: From What Is to What If? (one of my personal favourites), The Power of Just Doing Stuff, The Transition Handbook, and The Transition Companion.

    Voted one of the Independent's top 100 environmentalists in 2012, and named among Nesta and the Observer's list of Britain's 50 New Radicals, Rob has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Four Thought and A Good Read, and was featured in the French film phenomenon Demain and its sequel Après Demain. An Ashoka Fellow, Rob has spoken at TEDGlobal and three TEDx events, and holds a doctorate degree from the University of Plymouth and two honorary doctorates from the University of the West of England and the University of Namur.

    A keen gardener, Rob is a founder of New Lion Brewery in Totnes, and a director of Totnes Community Development Society, the group behind Atmos Totnes, an ambitious, community-led development project. He’s also an artist whose beautiful lino prints you can check out at robhopkins.net, and his podcast, From What If to What Next is really worth a listen if you’re looking for inspiration as to how we can unleash our collective imaginations to create a more resilient world.

    Recorded on 28th January 2022.

    • 55 min
    86. Entanglement, Activism & Working With The Shadow / Anthea Lawson

    86. Entanglement, Activism & Working With The Shadow / Anthea Lawson

    In today’s conversation, I have the treat of speaking with Anthea Lawson - a campaigner and writer, whose powerful book, The Entangled Activist is essential reading for anyone interested in how we might change the world in a more meaningful, integrative way. Having trained and worked as a reporter at The Times, and studied history at Cambridge, her work as an activist has seen Anthea campaign to shut down tax havens, control the arms trade and prevent banks from facilitating corruption and environmental devastation. While working at Global Witness, a human rights and environmental organisation, Anthea also launched a campaign that succeeded in changing the rules on secret company ownership, resulting in new laws being passed in dozens of countries around the world.

    She’s a rare gem whose rich experience, brilliant mind and grounded presence make for an inspiring and refreshing guide to the hardest challenges we face. I came across Anthea’s work through the renegade economist, Della Duncan, to whom I am grateful for the introduction - and I have to say that while I don’t consider myself an activist per se, this book is one of the most deeply affecting, empowering and illuminating that I have read in a long while.

    From mapping out the self-righteous, saviour-complex dynamics that arise from our unmet needs, to challenging the extractivist, power-over patterns inherited from our colonial pasts, The Entangled Activist reveals how we can end up re-creating the very problems we seek to fix - and how we might rise to the challenge differently.

    Recorded on 9th February 2022.

    • 59 min
    85. Interdependence, Transition & Agency In An Age Of Volatility / Indy Johar

    85. Interdependence, Transition & Agency In An Age Of Volatility / Indy Johar

    In this first episode of the new season, I have the pleasure of speaking with Indy Johar, the founding Director of 00 and Dark Matter Labs. An architect by training, Indy is a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and a visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield.

    Having co-founded the Impact Hub Birmingham and Open Systems Lab, he was a member of the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission and is one of the leading voices in the world of system change, the future of urban infrastructure finance, outcome-based investment, and the future of governance.

    Whether you’re interested in how our societies might transition and respond to climate breakdown, or you’re curious about understanding the interconnected ways in which we could foster systemic change, this conversation offers an exploration of both past and present, and what steps we might take to create a more democratic, distributed and sustainable future.

    Recorded on 3rd March 2022.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Lucamelie ,

Brilliant podcast

I learn so much from this podcast. It really is my favourite go to source to stay informed about developments in the business world.
The host chose some excellent people to interview that I would otherwise never have heard of, but should.

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Thought provoking and interesting

Natalie interviews a broad range of people about lots of topics many of which are completely new to me . I find it fascinating and mind expanding although I’m not sure that’s the right phrase . She has a way of engaging with people that makes conversations flow and seems to have a knack for asking the right questions. Highly recommended.

idmw77 ,

Stimulating and inspiring

A thought-provoking series that widens your horizons and feeds your curiosity about this complex world in which we live, not just the outer but also our inner world.
Nathalie is a gifted, knowledgeable and talented interviewer who provides an excellent platform for her interviewees to share with us the impressive and stimulating depth and width of their knowledge, wisdom and experience.
This is an inspiring and often uplifting series which can help counterbalance the challenging and difficult period we are passing through, especially in this latest series which is aimed at tackling issues arising from the Covid-19 epidemic.
This is a valuable resource to help you make profitable use of the confinement imposed by the current lockdown.

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