27 episodes

Does time move backward? Is there life after death? Is cryptocurrency just a trend? It's questions like these will spark the Big Audacious Ideas of tomorrow... Big Audacious Idea is a podcast for listeners who think boldly and beyond conventional perception. Host Craig James meets with many of today’s most provocative thinkers to explore the meta-questions of life. It's 35 minutes of deep and thoughtful discussion guaranteed to feed the curious nature of your mind. Each episode features “mind giants” like Seth Godin or Alan Burdick who examine what it means to be human, asking the questions that will lead to new discoveries for humankind. *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Does time move backward? Is there life after death? Is cryptocurrency just a trend? It's questions like these will spark the Big Audacious Ideas of tomorrow... Big Audacious Idea is a podcast for listeners who think boldly and beyond conventional perception. Host Craig James meets with many of today’s most provocative thinkers to explore the meta-questions of life. It's 35 minutes of deep and thoughtful discussion guaranteed to feed the curious nature of your mind. Each episode features “mind giants” like Seth Godin or Alan Burdick who examine what it means to be human, asking the questions that will lead to new discoveries for humankind. *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.

    Connection, Community & Innovation. The Aerotropolis with Dr. Stuart C. Mendel

    Connection, Community & Innovation. The Aerotropolis with Dr. Stuart C. Mendel

    Imagine advancing local+global connection, economic development, entrepreneurship, transportation and community-development… all through an existing asset. That asset is the major airport. A new kind of community and economic engine can be built within and around existing airports if we are inventive in our coordination, collaboration and collective will. We’re talking about the idea of an Aerotropolis. In Cleveland, it’s the Aerozone Alliance, a partnership of economic jewels; Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, NASA Glenn Research Center and surrounding communities. More on the Aerozone Alliance is found, here: https://www.aerozonealliance.org 
    Host Craig James chats with Dr. Stuart C. Mendel, the founding executive director of the Aerozone Alliance. Dr. Mendel regularly advises community leaders, nonprofit executives/board members—and has served on numerous organization boards and committees. Dr. Mendel also serves as Director of the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise.
    Thinking big. Being Audacious. Big Audacious Idea.
    This is the last episode of Season-2. It’s been a blast. Thanks for listening-in.
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    • 32 min
    Getting Honest with Ourselves with Davidione Pearl

    Getting Honest with Ourselves with Davidione Pearl

    Humanity is at an inflection point. We can spiral up to abundance and equity—or spiral down into division and despair. It’s up to us. All of us. To chart a positive path, we need to have the tough conversations and challenge our assumptions. We need to talk about race, economic/health disparity… and more.
    Looking at history is useful, too. Not just the recent past, but back hundreds of years. Seek to understand the roots of our thinking+systems and have the courage to challenge them. We also need to ask big basic questions such as, “What is the role of government and what is government in the first place?"
    Can we find solutions to the greatest problems of our country and world? Absolutely. Together.
    Listen to a conversation that is both sobering and hopeful. Global and local. Host Craig James talks with Davidione Pearl, social/eco activist, artist, international travel writer and musician. They discuss how we (all) can live our lives in service to others—before and after we die.
    Davidione's Socials:
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/davidione.pearl
    IG - @davidionecpearl
    TWR - @DavidionePearl 
    Davidione's work:
    Race, Racism, and the Power of Language
    Haitian Vodou: Relativity And Demystification
    Perfect Storm: Covid-19 America and Black Lives
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    • 28 min
    The “Why” of Architecture with Wendy Evans Joseph

    The “Why” of Architecture with Wendy Evans Joseph

    Place-making and the built environment is extra special when it combines the visual with other senses. It’s called Content Driven Design. Content Driven Design tells stories, heightens our awareness of the world and informs us about humanity and history. It helps us connect, better.
    On this episode of Big Audacious Idea we welcome Wendy Evans Joseph of Studio Joseph a WBE (Woman Business Enterprise) in New York City. As part of a commitment to public work and the community, the firm was part of the highly competitive Small Firms Design Excellence Program for the NYC/DDC (Department of Design and Construction) and is currently working with the National Park Service.
    Wendy chats with host Craig James about the power of thoughtful Content Driven Design and helps us see that “the kitchen table” where bread is broken and our bodies+spirits are fueled—can exist anywhere. Everywhere. 
    Learn More about Wendy's work at https://www.studiojoseph.com
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    • 28 min
    Entrepreneur-ing is changing, quickly… with Grant Marquit

    Entrepreneur-ing is changing, quickly… with Grant Marquit

    What makes a stink bug an entrepreneur? Maybe he takes more risk than other stink bugs do. Maybe he sees patterns that the other little creatures don’t. The entrepreneur-stink-bug’s friends tend not to understand him.

    Whether stink bug or human being—being an entrepreneur is a unique thing. It’s a way of being and thinking—not just a function of “doing". Not all of us are one. Not all of us should be one. Entrepreneurs tend to capably imagine, invent and convert ideas into reality. But the game of entrepreneurship is changing. Adaptation and agility—as well as embracing employees and customers in new ways—are becoming increasingly essential to the entrepreneur.

    In this episode of Big Audacious Idea, host Craig James is joined by Grant Marquit; environmentalist, artist, and program consultant at The Entrepreneurs EDGE. Together, they discuss all things entrepreneurial. Learn more about Grant's work here.
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    • 27 min
    Public Space, Nature, Art + Humans, Connection with Mac Love and Shanelle Smith Whigham

    Public Space, Nature, Art + Humans, Connection with Mac Love and Shanelle Smith Whigham

    The very act of creating art is the art. Creative Contact is when we do so, together. Creative Contact helps us truly tune into (and understand) each other. And, when we do it right, we integrate life, humanity, place-making and nature. 
    We can redefine what public spaces mean—and how we experience them. And sometimes, it’s the little things that matter the most. 
    Creator of public art Mac Love of ART x LOVE and Shanelle Smith Whigham, Vice President, Sustainability & Social Impact at KeyBank and former State Director of the Trust for Public Land in Ohio, join host Craig James in this episode of Big Audacious Idea. Together, they discuss community living and how unique approaches to human engagement can help us cope (and support each other) during a pandemic—and beyond.
    Learn more about Mac's work at artxlove.com
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    • 30 min
    The Serious Business of Funny with David Horning

    The Serious Business of Funny with David Horning

    Humor can connect us. When we laugh together, we’re less likely to harm each other. Humor also brings new perspectives. Perspectives that produce possibility and creativity.
    In this episode, Comedian+Leadership Speaker David Horning and Host Craig James have a somewhat seriously funny conversation about humor. Horning describes his path to comedy, discusses the different types of humor, and helps us see how humor can make us better thinkers and leaders.
    Check out Horning's podcast “You Can't Laugh at That”, and his website WaterCoolerComedy.org.

    www.davidhorningcomedy.com
    davidhorning.wordpress.com
    www.twitter.com/THEdavidhorning
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

patrickwal ,

Concise, fun, insightful - great podcast!

Just discovered this about a month ago - love it. Thought provoking, great themes. Craig is an attentive listener with great questions and his guests are thoroughly engaged. Loved the Seth Godin interview (how is that guy ALWAYS so interesting?), but also discovered some new authors and thinkers that I need to now learn more about. Highly recommended!

The WallBreakers ,

Expanding Consciousness!

If you are looking for a show that gets you to think about and articulate what you have been feeling inside, Big Audacious Idea will help get you there! Very much enjoying the show!

PodcastLover11 ,

Thought-Provoking

This is an awesome podcast. I love the way Craig sets up different parts of the interview with examples, and the first 3 guests were great. The topics are super deep, but the host keeps it real and down-to-earth. Well done.

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