41 episodes

Welcome to The Hive Podcast, with best-selling author Nathalie Nahai.

Listen in, as we enquire into our relationship with technology, one another, and the natural world.

In this fourth series, I want to explore how the corona virus has and is changing the ways in which we live - from its impact on our social, psychological and physical wellbeing, to its effects on our businesses, economies, our cultures and the climate. Crucially, at the heart of my enquiry, I want to unearth what unexpected opportunities this situation may bring, not only for our own lives, but also for the ways in which we want to build our future.

With our current lifestyles, norms and interconnected systems now collectively on pause, how can we use this window of time wisely, to consider what we want to change, connect with what we most deeply treasure and let go of the the things we no longer need? And with global emissions and pollution now at an ebb, what insights can we take forward from this moment, to reduce our impact on the earth while rebuilding our economies and societies in a regenerative way?

I hope you’ll join me as we dive into these big questions, and as always, if you’d like to know out more, you can find additional resources and links at nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast and you can also reach me on twitter, instagram and LinkedIn at @nathalienahai.

The Hive Podcast Nathalie Nahai

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

Welcome to The Hive Podcast, with best-selling author Nathalie Nahai.

Listen in, as we enquire into our relationship with technology, one another, and the natural world.

In this fourth series, I want to explore how the corona virus has and is changing the ways in which we live - from its impact on our social, psychological and physical wellbeing, to its effects on our businesses, economies, our cultures and the climate. Crucially, at the heart of my enquiry, I want to unearth what unexpected opportunities this situation may bring, not only for our own lives, but also for the ways in which we want to build our future.

With our current lifestyles, norms and interconnected systems now collectively on pause, how can we use this window of time wisely, to consider what we want to change, connect with what we most deeply treasure and let go of the the things we no longer need? And with global emissions and pollution now at an ebb, what insights can we take forward from this moment, to reduce our impact on the earth while rebuilding our economies and societies in a regenerative way?

I hope you’ll join me as we dive into these big questions, and as always, if you’d like to know out more, you can find additional resources and links at nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast and you can also reach me on twitter, instagram and LinkedIn at @nathalienahai.

    40. Finding Joy & Resilience In The Face Of Uncertainty / Caroline Webb

    40. Finding Joy & Resilience In The Face Of Uncertainty / Caroline Webb

    In this final episode of the season, I had the pleasure of speaking with the wonderful Caroline Webb - an executive coach, international speaker, and author of the best-selling book, How To Have A Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioural Science to Transform Your Working Life.

    A Senior Advisor to McKinsey, where she was previously a Partner, Caroline specialises in teaching people how to apply behavioural science insights to improve their professional lives. She’s worked with hundreds of organisations to help their employees become more productive, energised, and successful, first as a Partner at McKinsey, where she continues to serve as a Senior Advisor, and now as CEO of her own firm, Sevenshift.

    Her book has been published in 14 languages in over 60 countries so far, and has been hailed by Forbes as one of their “must-read business books,” and described by Fortune as one of their top “self-improvement through data” books.

    From managing uncertainty by reconnecting with those things of which we can be sure, to working with self-compassion and conscious attention, we discuss what it might look like to regain a sense of control and competence in uncertain times, and how through noticing moments fo aliveness, joy and energy, we can start to tune into what gives us a greater sense of depth and meaning in our lives.

    Join in the conversation #hivepodcast, and find out more at www.nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast/

    • 56 min
    39. Redesigning The World Upon Compassion, Courage & Cooperation / Jennifer Morgan

    39. Redesigning The World Upon Compassion, Courage & Cooperation / Jennifer Morgan

    On today’s show, I have the privilege of speaking with Jennifer Morgan, the International Executive Director of Greenpeace International.

    Jennifer is the former Global Director of the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI), Global Climate Change Director at Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) and she also led the Global Climate Change Program of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

    She has published widely on international climate policy issues, and Jennifer recently addressed the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, calling upon global leaders to recognise this moment, as we recover from the impacts of the pandemic, as an unmissable chance to put people and the planet first.

    In our conversation, we explore what actions, large and small, we can take to come together and create a future we want to inhabit.

    We look at how the interpersonal values of compassion, courage, cooperation and kindness, can be used as a basis upon which to redesign the world in which we live, and we consider the choice we have of using wellbeing as the primary lens through which we make our decisions, both now, and as we emerge into the next chapter.

    Join in the conversation #hivepodcast, and find out more at www.nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast/

    • 51 min
    38. Fake News, Responsibility & How Misinformation Goes Viral / Geoff White

    38. Fake News, Responsibility & How Misinformation Goes Viral / Geoff White

    This episode, I speak with Geoff White, an investigative tech journalist and author, whose book "Crime Dot Com: From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global", is due out on the 10th of August this year.

    Geoff has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others, and his exclusives reveal tech’s impact on our lives: from the controversial police use of facial recognition and the failure of artificial intelligence therapy apps, to hi-tech call centre scams and fraud in the internet dating industry.



    He has written and presented two major podcast series for Audible - "Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?" and "The Dark Web", and also runs his own series, "Cybercrime Investigations", an inside look into the world of an investigative journalist, detailing the twists and turns as the story unfolds.

    If you’ve been following this podcast since it started, you’ll have heard us in conversation in episode 5, where we explored the murky world of the dark web and the manipulative power of fake news.

    I wanted to bring him back on the show in this moment to help us dig deeper into the ways in which misinformation flows so quickly from one person to the next, and what we can do to become more resilient against content that is designed to alarm and persuade.

    Join in the conversation #hivepodcast, and find out more at www.nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast/

    • 52 min
    37. Hype, Complexity & Re-designing Systems Upon New Values / Gemma Milne

    37. Hype, Complexity & Re-designing Systems Upon New Values / Gemma Milne

    This episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Gemma Milne, a science and technology writer whose book, Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It, just recently came out.

    Her work explores science, tech and the broad cultural issues surrounding their advancements, and she has a particular interest in deep tech, including biotech, agriculture, energy, space, health, quantum computing, AI.

    Gemma is also a deep tech advisor to governments, investors and other organisations working in these spaces, and she’s the Co-Founder of Science: Disrupt, a media organisation that connects and showcases innovators and entrepreneurs creating change in science.

    In this rich conversation, we talk about everything from hype, advertising and fake news, to simplified narratives and emotion-laden messaging, and how all of these things can influence our perception of the world and the situations around us.

    We explore why there’s such a great need for robust critical thinking, especially in this moment, and why it might serve us better not to think so much in terms of fixing broken systems, but assessing them according to the values on which they were built, so that we might more consciously choose the values on which to redesign them.

    Join in the conversation #hivepodcast, and find out more at www.nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast/

    • 55 min
    36. Explorations Of Being: In Conversation With / Manda Scott

    36. Explorations Of Being: In Conversation With / Manda Scott

    In today’s show, I’m doing something a bit different. This week I was invited by Manda Scott to join her in conversation on her podcast, Accidental Gods, and we decided it would be lovely to share it with all our listeners, across both of our platforms.

    We explore what it means to be human under the lockdown, and how we might grasp this moment in ways that will leave all of us better when it’s over, without feeling guilt-tripped or (even more) exhausted on the other side.

    Join in the conversation #hivepodcast, and find out more at www.nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast/

    • 59 min
    35. Absence, Presence & How Screen Time Is Shaping Our Relational Lives / Dr Gillian Isaacs Russell

    35. Absence, Presence & How Screen Time Is Shaping Our Relational Lives / Dr Gillian Isaacs Russell

    In today’s conversation, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr Gillian Isaacs Russell - an author, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, and a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association.

    Having served on the Editorial Board as Book Reviews Editor, Gillian is currently on the Reviewing Panel for the British Journal for Psychotherapy, and was recently co-opted to the Covid-19 Advisory Team for the American Psychoanalytic Association.

    With each of us living different experiences of what it means to be under lockdown during a pandemic, we explore how denial, grief, loss and fear can show up, what personal adaptation and transition might look like, and how we might begin to give ourselves permission to experience and integrate what we’re living through, however that may be.

    We also discuss the role of eye gaze and embodied presence, how increased screen time may bring both losses and gains, and what we may come to value as we move through this time together. Gillian also mentions several fascinating studies which I’ll link to in the show notes page if you fancy diving in deeper.

    Join in the conversation #hivepodcast, and find out more at www.nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

JCP385 ,

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.

BritFilms TV ,

Essential and Nourishing

I’m writing this review during the COVID-19 pandemic so when I say that this podcast is essential listening, I really mean it. There’s so much richness, curiosity and value packed into the episodes that it makes for very insightful and nourishing listening. A lot of generosity and thought has gone into these, especially the new series relating to the pandemic. Highly recommended - the kind of stuff you listen to then wonder who you can share the content with.

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