21 episodes

There's no such thing as a "good" pandemic. However, COVID-19 has brought our world to a stand-still, requiring us to rethink our systems, question our daily actions, and reassert what our shared values actually are. This is what makes our current situation a real opportunity to challenge old ideas, ask long overdue questions, and discuss new ideas for how we create the future. Join Jared Nichols and Paul Toolan as they share practical (and sometimes idiotic) ways to take a more active role in shaping the post-pandemic future. 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Best Pandemic Ever Podcast Jared Nichols and Paul Toolan

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

There's no such thing as a "good" pandemic. However, COVID-19 has brought our world to a stand-still, requiring us to rethink our systems, question our daily actions, and reassert what our shared values actually are. This is what makes our current situation a real opportunity to challenge old ideas, ask long overdue questions, and discuss new ideas for how we create the future. Join Jared Nichols and Paul Toolan as they share practical (and sometimes idiotic) ways to take a more active role in shaping the post-pandemic future. 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kids These Days... with Saathvik Boompelli

    Kids These Days... with Saathvik Boompelli

    On this episode of the podcast, Paul discovers his best years have passed him by, the team conspires to steal the intellectual property of their young guest, and Jared reveals his philanthropic resume is includes giving day-old stolen food to the homeless. All this, plus the ultimate story of turning lemons into lemonade from Saathvik Boompelli, one of the most remarkable and prolific young people to emerge from the pandemic yet.
    ABOUT SAATHVIK:
    Saathvik is a high school senior studying at Jack Britt High School and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. During the pandemic, he started a peer tutoring program and partnered with his teacher and principal to 3-D print mask clasps for healthcare workers. The peer tutoring program expanded to all the schools in the county and continues to grow. He is planning to study Biomedical Engineering and Economics at Duke University.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saathvik-boompelli-9a680b200/
    ABOUT JARED
    Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors, and change-makers, have used to guide and shape the future they wanted to see. Jared is also a futurist, advisor, and professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, in Graduate and Executive Education.
    Learn more at www.nufuturist.com
    Learn how you can earn your Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Tennessee: https://www.nufuturist.com/foresight-academy-strategic-foresight
    ABOUT PAUL
    For over twenty years Paul was at the forefront of solving the most complex problems in the world's most dangerous places. As a career Special Forces Officer (The Green Berets) his genuine love of making people laugh was probably instrumental. These days, Paul‘s energy and bias for action are dedicated to The Green Marines, a movement he co-founded, dedicated to reconnecting people to the planet and each other by advocating micro-missions to change the world. Learn more by following Paul’s Green Marine posts on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-toolan/

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    There’s No Bizness Like Show Bizness...A Walk Down Hollywood Boulevard with Matt Chernov

    There’s No Bizness Like Show Bizness...A Walk Down Hollywood Boulevard with Matt Chernov

    On this episode of the podcast, top ten lists you’d never imagine, an agreement that Jared is no Neil Diamond, and exploring the vast sea of opportunity in the ever-growing field of assassins-for-hire. All this plus insights and observations about the impact of COVID on the creative process, the final word on the best western movie ever, and possibly the most endearing story of Sir Roger Moore you’ll ever hear...all from the brilliant and prolific mind our guest Matt Chernov.
    ABOUT MATT CHERNOV
    Matthew Chernov is a screenwriter, journalist, and podcaster based in Los Angeles. His films have premiered on NBC, the SyFy Channel, Lifetime Network, Spike TV and the Hallmark Channel, and his articles can be read at Variety, United Airlines, James Bond Radio, The DISH Network, In-House Writer, and NewsCred. He co-hosts the podcast How the West Was ‘Cast about the Western film genre.
    ABOUT JARED
    Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors, and change-makers, have used to guide and shape the future they wanted to see. Jared is also a futurist, advisor, and professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, in Graduate and Executive Education.
    Learn more at www.nufuturist.com
    Learn how you can earn your Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Tennessee: https://www.nufuturist.com/foresight-academy-strategic-foresight
    ABOUT PAUL
    For over twenty years Paul was at the forefront of solving the most complex problems in the world's most dangerous places. As a career Special Forces Officer (The Green Berets) his genuine love of making people laugh was probably instrumental. These days, Paul‘s energy and bias for action are dedicated to The Green Marines, a movement he co-founded, dedicated to reconnecting people to the planet and each other by advocating micro-missions to change the world. Learn more by following Paul’s Green Marine posts on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-toolan/

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    F is for Fun...Sometimes; Talking Health from the Battlefield to the Bedroom with Geoff Dardia

    F is for Fun...Sometimes; Talking Health from the Battlefield to the Bedroom with Geoff Dardia

    On this episode of the podcast, Jared reveals himself to be a rabid ageist; Paul’s untimely demise is predicted with unsettling conviction, and a race emerges to see who can be the first to crack wise about erectile dysfunction. All this plus perspective on how fear and anxiety is making us more vulnerable to COVID from the founder of the Special Operations Forces Health Initiative Program Geoff Dardia.
    ABOUT GEOFF
    Geoffrey Dardia has lead the way in educating the SOF community about the environmental exposures and lifestyle choices that put the health of Special Operators at risk. For nearly a decade, Geoff has made great strides in increasing access to and awareness of Personalized Medicine Approaches with the intention of restoring and optimizing function in the Special Operation Forces (SOF) community. 
    Learn more about Geoff at https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffrey-dardia/
    ABOUT JARED
    Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors, and change-makers, have used to guide and shape the future they wanted to see. Jared is also a futurist, advisor, and professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, in Graduate and Executive Education.
    Learn more at www.nufuturist.com
    Learn how you can earn your Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Tennessee: https://www.nufuturist.com/foresight-academy-strategic-foresight
    ABOUT PAUL
    For over twenty years Paul was at the forefront of solving the most complex problems in the world's most dangerous places. As a career Special Forces Officer (The Green Berets) his genuine love of making people laugh was probably instrumental. These days, Paul‘s energy and bias for action are dedicated to The Green Marines, a movement he co-founded, dedicated to reconnecting people to the planet and each other by advocating micro-missions to change the world. Learn more by following Paul’s Green Marine posts on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-toolan/

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Netflix Hates You... A Deep Dive Into The Streaming Video Industry with Dan Rayburn

    Netflix Hates You... A Deep Dive Into The Streaming Video Industry with Dan Rayburn

    On this episode of the podcast, we throw shade at AT&T again, Jared seizes another opportunity to complain about his career as an amateur cyclist, and Paul goes to extraordinary lengths to close the deal on a chicken sandwich at the grand opening of a new Chick-Fil-A. All this, plus insights on why Netflix thinks you’re an idiot with streaming video pioneer and industry expert Dan Rayburn. 
    ABOUT DAN RAYBURN:
    Dan Rayburn is considered to be one of the foremost authorities, speakers, and writers on streaming media technology and online video business models. An avid blogger, author, and analyst, Dan is often referred to as the "voice of the industry" and has been quoted in more than a thousand news items by nearly every major media outlet over the past twenty years. His blog is one of the most widely read sites for broadcasters, content owners, Wall Street money managers, and industry executives in the online video sector. His articles have been published by the WSJ, NYT, CNN, Huff Post, Fortune, Business Insider, Gizmodo and he has been interviewed on Bloomberg, FOX, CNN, CBS, CNBC, and NPR amongst others. Due to his expertise in the content delivery market, he has also received invitations to speak as a witness at hearings by both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on topics pertaining to net neutrality, telecom mergers, and content delivery architectures.
    To learn more about Dan visit his website: https://www.danrayburn.com
    ABOUT JARED
    Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors, and change-makers, have used to guide and shape the future they wanted to see. Jared is also a futurist, advisor, and professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, in Graduate and Executive Education.
    Learn more at www.nufuturist.com
    Learn how you can earn your Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Tennessee: https://www.nufuturist.com/foresight-academy-strategic-foresight
    ABOUT PAUL
    For over twenty years Paul was at the forefront of solving the most complex problems in the world's most dangerous places. As a career Special Forces Officer (The Green Berets) his genuine love of making people laugh was probably instrumental. These days, Paul‘s energy and bias for action are dedicated to The Green Marines, a movement he co-founded, dedicated to reconnecting people to the planet and each other by advocating micro-missions to change the world. Learn more by following Paul’s Green Marine posts on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-toolan/

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Not Just Another Pretty Face... International Man of Mystery Nathan Ikon Crumpton

    Not Just Another Pretty Face... International Man of Mystery Nathan Ikon Crumpton

    On this episode of the podcast, we peek between the covers of a dirty novel; we follow our guest from Kenya, to American-Somoa, to Korea, and to Austria; and Jared realizes his lifelong dream to spend time with a professional model. Spoiler alert...it’s a dude. All this, plus a look at the wildly adventurous and incredibly impactful COVID year of Nathan Ikon Crumpton. Pro tip - don’t call him Nate. 
    ABOUT NATHAN
    Skeleton racer: 5x USA National Team Qualifier, Former USA #1 and World #8, now competing for American Samoa; won the first medals in international competition in a winter Olympic sport for ASA in 2019. Also a veteran photographer & over-the-hill sports & lifestyle model.
    You can reach Nathan through his website: www.NathanIkonCrumpton.com
    ABOUT JARED
    Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors, and change-makers, have used to guide and shape the future they wanted to see. Jared is also a futurist, advisor, and professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, in Graduate and Executive Education.
    Learn more at www.nufuturist.com
    Learn how you can earn your Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Tennessee: https://www.nufuturist.com/foresight-academy-strategic-foresight
    ABOUT PAUL
    For over twenty years Paul was at the forefront of solving the most complex problems in the world's most dangerous places. As a career Special Forces Officer (The Green Berets) his genuine love of making people laugh was probably instrumental. These days, Paul‘s energy and bias for action are dedicated to The Green Marines, a movement he co-founded, dedicated to reconnecting people to the planet and each other by advocating micro-missions to change the world. Learn more by following Paul’s Green Marine posts on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-toolan/

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Jamie Mustard Part 2

    Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Jamie Mustard Part 2

    On this episode of the podcast, Jared admits to skewing the shows audience analytics by being a regular listener, Paul manages to weave vomitoriums into the conversation, and our guest Jamie Mustard takes the show down a rabbit hole of protest porn. All this, plus a discussion about how staring at devices and exploring social media can never hold a candle to sitting around the dinner table and talking.
    ABOUT JAMIE MUSTARD
    Jamie Mustard is an expert on perception in the physical world, a strategic multi-media consultant, art, design and product futurist, creative artist and Iconist. He has codified the primal laws of what makes anything iconic–the anatomy of what causes any idea, art or message to STAND OUT and take hold in the human mind, across any medium. His passion is to teach the science and art of obviousness, helping professionals, change agents, artists and businesses confidently and at will make their messages, brands and ideas STAND OUT to their desired audiences–breaking through “DRAG” from dilution that we all know we are all up against.
    Learn all about Jamie at https://theiconist.org
    ABOUT JARED
    Jared Nichols is the founder and creator of The Foresight Academy, a groundbreaking program that teaches leaders and teams the same skills that innovators, industry disruptors, and change-makers, have used to guide and shape the future they wanted to see. Jared is also a futurist, advisor, and professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, in Graduate and Executive Education.
    Learn more at www.nufuturist.com
    Learn how you can earn your Certificate in Strategic Foresight from the University of Tennessee: https://www.nufuturist.com/foresight-academy-strategic-foresight
    ABOUT PAUL
    For over twenty years Paul was at the forefront of solving the most complex problems in the world's most dangerous places. As a career Special Forces Officer (The Green Berets) his genuine love of making people laugh was probably instrumental. These days, Paul‘s energy and bias for action are dedicated to The Green Marines, a movement he co-founded, dedicated to reconnecting people to the planet and each other by advocating micro-missions to change the world. Learn more by following Paul’s Green Marine posts on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-toolan/

    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Top Podcasts In Business