168 episodes

Conversations about curiosity in work and life. Broadcasting weekly on WERA-LP 96.7 FM, streaming at wera.fm

Choose to be Curious is a show all about curiosity. We explore how curiosity contributes to everything from education and innovation to leadership and conflict resolution.

S. Leonard Rubenstein, a writer and teacher, once described curiosity as “a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance” – and that’s what I’m going for.

We have a choice. Like eating well or exercise, we get to decide how we will show up in work and life. My goal is to help people flex their curiosity muscles and get stronger at being curious. Whatever you do, choose to be curious!

Choose to be Curious Lynn Borton

    • Society & Culture

Conversations about curiosity in work and life. Broadcasting weekly on WERA-LP 96.7 FM, streaming at wera.fm

Choose to be Curious is a show all about curiosity. We explore how curiosity contributes to everything from education and innovation to leadership and conflict resolution.

S. Leonard Rubenstein, a writer and teacher, once described curiosity as “a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance” – and that’s what I’m going for.

We have a choice. Like eating well or exercise, we get to decide how we will show up in work and life. My goal is to help people flex their curiosity muscles and get stronger at being curious. Whatever you do, choose to be curious!

    Ep. #109: Curiosity & Health Advocacy with Nicole Rochester, M.D.

    Ep. #109: Curiosity & Health Advocacy with Nicole Rochester, M.D.

    How often are we faced with health questions and concerns, but feel ill-equipped to ask the right questions, understand the answers we get -- or even know whom to ask? Dr. Nicole Rochester, a health advocate and founder of Your GPS Doc LLC, reveals the power of curiosity as a health care strategy.

    Theme music by Sean Balick. “Mind Body Mind” by BodyTonic, via Blue Dot Sessions.

    Join us next time when Bob Mitchell, founder of the Bipartisan Leadership Program explains the rationale behind his effort to train new politicians to reach across the aisle. A timely curiosity conversation about the power of listening well and seeking opportunities instead of obstacles. Vote for curiosity!

    • 28 min
    Ep. #108: Greg Hamilton Just Wanted to Know Stuff

    Ep. #108: Greg Hamilton Just Wanted to Know Stuff

    Many folks have interviewed Arlington Magazine founder and publisher Greg Hamilton about his community leadership and business and communications savvy. You won't get that here. Greg has a wonderful story to share -- and far be it from me to stand in the way of a heartwarming tale of curiosity rewarded.

    Theme music by Sean Balick. "City Limits" by Albany, via Blue Dot Sessions.

    Join us next time when Dr. Nicole Rochester, Your GPS Doc LLC, takes on the importance of curiosity in our own health care and advocacy for others'.

    • 28 min
    Ep. #107: Capitalist Curiosity & Student Mental Health, with Arjun Shankar

    Ep. #107: Capitalist Curiosity & Student Mental Health, with Arjun Shankar

    Educator and anthropologist Arjun Shankar worries that the "campus is sick". Values collide and curiosity pays the price. Does it have to be this way? The latest in our Curiosity Studies series!

    Theme and other music by Sean Balick.

    Join us next time when Arlington Magazine founder and publisher Greg Hamilton explains why he "just wanted to know stuff" -- a conversation about curiosity in life, even more than work.

    • 28 min
    Ep. #106: Build a Better Shoe, with Casey Kerrigan, M.D.

    Ep. #106: Build a Better Shoe, with Casey Kerrigan, M.D.

    "Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door" -- And what if you build a better shoe? OESH Shoes founder Casey Kerrigan got curious about everything wrong with women's shoes and decided to do something about it. You just never know where curiosity will take you: a data nerd unleashed!

    Theme music by Sean Balick. "Discovery Harbor" by Cloud Harbor at BlueDot Sessions.

    Join us next time for the latest in our Curiosity Studies Series: lecturer of anthropology Arjun Shankar takes on capitalist curiosity and student mental health. What happens when we stifle curiosity -- and what's that doing to our college campuses?

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    Ep. #105: Dance & Embodied Curiosity with Erin Foreman-Murray

    Ep. #105: Dance & Embodied Curiosity with Erin Foreman-Murray

    "Dance is how I practice curiosity. It is the vehicle through which I'm asking questions about the world -- and investigating questions about the world. " So says dancer, choreographer, educator and American University professor Erin Foreman-Murray in this lovely conversation about dance and embodied curiosity with C2BC intern Michela Dwyer.

    Theme and other music thanks to Sean Balick.

    Join us next time when doctor-turned-cobbler Casey Kerrigan shares her mission to build a better shoe!

    • 26 min
    Ep. #104: Curiosity and Non-Obvious Thinking with Rohit Bhargava

    Ep. #104: Curiosity and Non-Obvious Thinking with Rohit Bhargava

    Trend curator, marketing expert and best selling author Rohit Bhargava declares: "Learning to use non-obvious thinking has a valuable side effect: It makes you more curious, observant, and understanding of the world around you.” He had me at "Be curious."

    Theme music by Sean Balick; “Turning on the Lights" by Speakeasy, via Blue Dot Sessions.

    Join us next time when dancer, choreographer, and educator Erin Foreman-Murray explores curiosity as embodied and expressed in dance.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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From your very own

Hey mama borton I love the podcast I’ve been listening since I found it. It’s amazing

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Soothing and Intriguing

Lynn Borton's voice is grounding and soothing. This storytelling way of pursuing curiosity is a wonderful way to engage.

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Love her voice

A pleasant way to inquire about inquiry. Lynn Borton has a cheerful voice. Her intelligent questions on a subject I never thought about before has me meta thinking about curiosity

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