Are you a chaser of meaning? A chaser of dreams? Chasers is a podcast about millennials pursuing their passions, while breaking free from the bounding beliefs of the world. Join hosts Nihar Suthar and Ryan Yen as they uncover the inspirational struggles of everyday millennials chasing their aspirations, no matter how big or small.
A Diverse Gaming Experience
On this episode of Chasers podcast, we had a conversation with Nika Nour, executive director of the IGDA Foundation. The IGDA Foundation focuses on improving the lives of game developers by making game development a more diverse and inclusive community.
Nika has an intense passion for gaming; but interestingly, her love for video games didn’t start with developing them. It started, from a very young age, with playing them...until eventually, she stumbled upon the vast world of video game development.
A Conservation Biologist
On this episode, we spoke to Gabi Fleury, a conservation biologist. It’s a field that not many people know about...in fact, Ryan and I hadn’t even heard about it before this interview!
What’s most unique about Gabi’s story, however, is that they knew they wanted to work with wildlife, especially in Africa, since their early childhood.
A Culinary Experience
On this episode of Chasers, we sat down with Jackie Shao, a culinary student. Her story is particularly interesting because she pivoted paths several times, from being a mechanical engineer to a project manager at Microsoft, to finally landing what she thought was her dream position - a program manager at Apple - before deciding her true dream was to pursue a career in the culinary industry.
Her journey truly shows us that it’s never impossible or too late to chase a passion. For her, in fact, it all started with a simple love for figure skating and physics.
Clothes design, aesthetics and natural beauty
For this episode of Chasers, we interviewed Matt Yang. He’s a fashion designer, who decided he wanted to commit himself to fashion school and a serious career in the industry after he had essentially finished an entire Bachelor’s degree at NYU.
Matt’s curiosity toward fashion, however, began much earlier. It followed him all the way up to his adult life...until he could ignore it no more.
Serenade the socks off
In this episode of Chasers, we got a chance to sit down with Michael Pace, a country musician known for his high energy act that captures the rugged blue-collar act of traditional country while maintaining the atmosphere and lore of modern country. What's interesting about his story is that he grew up in suburban Massachusetts and spent his entire life cooking and everything that's not singing.
On this episode, we talked to Jessica Park, a genetic counselor. Now, I know what you might be thinking...what’s a genetic counselor, and what do they do? Honestly, we hadn’t heard much about genetic counseling before talking to Jess either. The field is still in its infancy and it’s not too well known yet...
Inspiring and motivating, amazing podcast
This podcast is my go-to for inspiring conversations and stories about people who are going for it and doing it. To hear from others is so motivating when I think about my own pursuits. I look forward to each episode and love the diversity of guests, highly recommend this podcast!
All topics and conversations are so related to me as a millennial. They are very inspirational. For example, it was fun to hear about genetic counseling! Often times, it gives me a different perspective on the choice I made and what it means to chase your dream.Overall very inspirational! Highly recommended to anyone!
Great, makes me want to chase my dreams!