Filmmaker David Donnelly interviews brilliant minds from a variety of fields.
EARTH TALK featuring Brian Yanites
David speaks with Brian Yanites, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington. They talk about the basic science behind global warming, how scientists are effectively engaging the public to raise awareness about climate change, and how his students make him optimistic about our collective future. For more details about this episode visit www.CallToMinds.com.
The Science of Screen Time
David speaks with Dr. John Hutton about the science of screen time addiction, instant gratification cultural, brain development in children, the value of reading, and steps parents can take to minimize the negative impact too much screen time can create. Dr. John S. Hutton, MD, MS, is a pediatrician and clinical researcher in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics and Director of the Reading Literacy Discovery Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has published 29 children’s books, many with health-promoting themes. For more information on this episode, visit www.CallToMinds.com. This episode is brought to you by CultureNet.
David interviews music educator Michele Monigold, who was named 2019 Teacher of the Year for her district. Topics include the current state of education, what it means to be a teacher in America, and how a school shooting changed her life forever. For more information, visit www.CalltoMinds.com.
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"The Business of Words" featuring Stefan Merrill Block
David interviews Stefan Merrill Block, who went from wedding videographer to New York Times best-selling author. Topics include the business model of publishing, advice for young writers, and why the art and craft of the written word are more important than ever.
Moment of Clarity: Thoughts on Simulation Theory
David discusses recent thoughts on simulation theory and how it can be utilized as a mental model to broaden our perception of what's possible.
"Diseases of Despair" featuring Dr. Celine Gounder
David speaks with Dr. Celine Gounder about the "diseases of despair" that are negatively impacting American life expectancy. Topics include the commercialization of health care, the importance of finding life purpose, roots of the opioid epidemic, battling depression in the modern world, and more. In 2017, People Magazine named Dr. Gounder one of 25 women changing the world. Dr. Celine Gounder is a practicing HIV/infectious diseases specialist and internist, epidemiologist (aka disease detective), journalist, and filmmaker. She’s also the host and producer of In Sickness and in Health, a podcast on health and social justice. Visit www.CallToMinds.com for more information about this episode.