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I am on a journey to learn from superhumans - people who have done remarkable things, or have remarkable ideas to share - so that I can be the best dad I can for my son, AJ.

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    • Society & Culture

I am on a journey to learn from superhumans - people who have done remarkable things, or have remarkable ideas to share - so that I can be the best dad I can for my son, AJ.

    Hidden in the Open

    Hidden in the Open

    Millie Korman Selinger was born in Poland on September 1, 1938. She lived in Poland until 1947, when her family escaped to Germany and then to the United States in 1948. Over the years, Millie asked her mother many questions about the reasons why they moved around so much during her childhood — she’d had no idea that they were refugees, and for a long time, she didn’t even know they were Jewish. Millie's memoir, Hidden in the Open, pieces those remarkable memories and stories together to gain a full picture of how the family survived the Holocaust.

    • 24 min
    Why Koalas Are Remarkable

    Why Koalas Are Remarkable

    Biologist and award-winning author Danielle Clode discusses what makes koalas unique among animals, how they get along socially, and what their greatest threats are now and in the future. Danielle’s latest book is Koala: A Natural History and an Uncertain Future. Follow her on Instagram and on Twitter @DanielleClode

    • 23 min
    Sofi Tukker on Wet Tennis and the Freak Fam

    Sofi Tukker on Wet Tennis and the Freak Fam

    Sofi Tukker, a musical duo made up of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern best known for their songs "Best Friend", "Purple Hat", and "Drinkee," discuss the band's creative process, how they would describe the tribe of fans they have cultivated, and to what Sophie and Tucker attribute their success. Sofi Tukker's latest album is Wet Tennis. Info at SofiTukker.com

    • 19 min
    One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism

    One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism

    Deafblind disability rights activist Elsa Sjunneson discusses what ableism is, what a truly inclusive society could look like, sound like, and feel like, and why visibility of people who are disabled is so important. Elsa's memoir is Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism.

    • 24 min
    The Hidden History of Measurement from Cubits to Quantum Constants

    The Hidden History of Measurement from Cubits to Quantum Constants

    James Vincent, a senior reporter for The Verge, the Vox Media site devoted to technology and society, discusses whether the U.S. will ever fully adopt the metric system, how we can free ourselves from being controlled by measurements, and whether today's standardized measurements might be missing something. James' new book is Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement from Cubits to Quantum Constants.

    • 26 min
    Virginia Johnson on Dance Theatre of Harlem and Life as a Principal Ballerina

    Virginia Johnson on Dance Theatre of Harlem and Life as a Principal Ballerina

    Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem, shares what it was like being a principal ballerina, how she became the DTH artistic director, and how to encourage our kids if they're dreaming of a career in the arts. Dance Theatre of Harlem performs Saturday, November 5th at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Info at STGPresents.org

    • 27 min

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