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Welcome to DMP. Discover More Podcast is a community where we strive to discover more about life through insightful and nuanced conversations with fellow students of life. Discover More is a sanctuary for seekers of curiosity & discomfort. Congratulations on choosing curiosity over complacency. This is your host, Benoit Kim. Let’s get this started. Tune in anywhere. Follow DMP on Instagram: @discovermorepodcast
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Discover More Benoit Kim

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Welcome to DMP. Discover More Podcast is a community where we strive to discover more about life through insightful and nuanced conversations with fellow students of life. Discover More is a sanctuary for seekers of curiosity & discomfort. Congratulations on choosing curiosity over complacency. This is your host, Benoit Kim. Let’s get this started. Tune in anywhere. Follow DMP on Instagram: @discovermorepodcast
https://www.instagram.com/discovermorepodcast/

    #96. Technology, Neural Network & the Need for Systems Thinking in Modern America, and More — Alan Booker

    #96. Technology, Neural Network & the Need for Systems Thinking in Modern America, and More — Alan Booker

    Welcome to Discover More Podcast. Congratulations on choosing curiosity! Let's get this started. 

    The guest of honor this week is Alan Booker. Alan is the founder of the Institute of Integrated Regenerative Design, a cloud computing expert, herbal medicine, and integrated health practitioner. 

    Alan has deep knowledge of dynamic systems thinking, technology, neural network, and nature. He also has a holistic approach to making America sustainable again. He is the creator of the Integrated Regenerative Design framework and the Biocompatible Design standards. 

    We dive deep into critical thinking, the addiction science of technology, why we were all indigenous groups, the power of neural networks, and more. 

    With hundreds of nights spent in the field, Alan also teaches wilderness survival, tracking, bird language, primitive fire making, and wildcrafting. As a result of studying herbal medicine for nearly 20 years, Alan also emphasizes how the proper use of real food and nourishing herbs can help build a foundation for lasting health.

    In short, I need Alan as my partner on any camping trip or wildness-related activities moving forward. 

    Some of his notable life experiences include 40 years of practicing and instructing various martial arts, being a trained classical pianist and composer, and also leading many other national cross-organizational training. 

    Alan Booker currently resides in Alabama, dedicating his life to reimagining the regenerative health and permaculture landscape in modern America. 



    Show Notes:

    Alan's Website: http://i2rd.co/

    Alan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-booker-70a2393/

    Alan's Discord ID: abooker#4222

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    • 2 hr 42 min
    #95. Success Leaves Clues, Being Comfortable with the Unknown, and Building a Music Career — Benjamin Carter

    #95. Success Leaves Clues, Being Comfortable with the Unknown, and Building a Music Career — Benjamin Carter

    Welcome to DMP. Congratulations on choosing curiosity over complacency. Let’s get this started.

    The guest of honor this week is Benjamin Carter. Ben is a Caribbean-American singer-songwriter, artist, father, and fellow student of life.

    He currently has over 51,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone, not to mention his music spans across all platforms. Ben’s music is groovy, thought-provoking, and uniquely vulnerable. He seeks to take everyone’s walls down, including his own. As he puts it, “Caribbean raised me, but DMV made me.”

    When I first came across Ben’s music after meeting him working out at 5 in the morning, I was a bit confused by his genre because of its uniqueness and its ability to fight against the powerful but repetitive current of mainstream music.

    This excerpt from his website at carterbenjamin.com best describes his music style-

    “Benjamin uses music to tell stories of heartache, love, addiction, gentrification, and racism. he does so in hopes of developing artists of the next generation to do the same. he is a musician and entrepreneur fueled by a relentless enthusiasm and passion, with sights set on advocating for mental, physical, and spiritual health, through the undeniable power of music.”

    Now, just to name a few of his mile-long recognitions. He has performed at the legendary venue 9:30 Club in DC and released his 2018 single “Cosmic” produced by a well-known producer Andy Seltzer through a collaboration with Warner Music Group and Distribution.

    Ben’s 2020 single “Fragile” and 2021 single “Psycho,” which is my personal favorite, have both been featured on New Music Friday and NPR Radio Play.

    Oh, did I also mention he’s a BEAST in the gym? You can find all things Benjamin Carter on his social media handle: @carterbenjamin and his website at carterbenjamin.com

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    Show Notes:

    Ben's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carterbenjamin/

    Ben's Website: https://www.carterbenjamin.com/

    New Single "Lost Control" https://open.spotify.com/track/0Ip6tIOjiMgzLZha4vZH8s

    Official Music Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJdo_MbajbDfpiQU2SFqK3Q/featured

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    • 2 hr 16 min
    #94. Guiding Life through Questions, Embracing Education as Awakening, Transformational Storytelling, and more — Julie Knutson

    #94. Guiding Life through Questions, Embracing Education as Awakening, Transformational Storytelling, and more — Julie Knutson

    "There's so much interesting space to talk about who can tell a story, and who has the right to tell a story, and how we tell stories about ourselves and each other. I think that it's something to be handled with such intentionality and sensitivity." - Julie Knutson

    Welcome back to another episode of Discover More.

    This week, we have a special episode to celebrate Women’s History Month.

    This week’s guest is Julie Knutson. (KIN-UT-SEN)

    Julie is an author and educator with a wide-ranging background in history, humanities, and the social sciences. She also serves as editorial director at ThinkCERCA.

    A true multipotentialite, Julie holds an undergraduate degree in cultural studies from NYU, a master’s degree in Political Sociology from The London School of Economics, and additional post-grad degrees in education and art history from Rice University.

    One of her recent books, “Global Citizenship: Engage in the Politics of a Changing World,” was awarded a Skipping Stones Honor for Multicultural books, and helps young readers examine what it means to be a global citizen.

    Julie is an active member of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), having served as the Chair of its Middle School Teacher of the Year Award in 2018. She also maintains membership in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

    Show Notes:

    Julie Knutson Website: http://www.julieknutsonauthor.com/

    Julie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieKnutson2

    Books Referenced

    The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

    Teaching to Transgress and Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope by Bell Hooks

    We Want to Do More than Survive by Bettina Love

    Improv for Writers  by Jorjeana Marie

    Improvisation and the Theater by Viola Spolin

    Videos and Documentaries

    Inventing Improv (PBS)

    Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses on Social Sculpture

    Web Resources on the SDGs

    The 17 Goals

    World’s Largest Lesson

    Benefits of Improv & Expressive Arts Therapy

    https://www.artrelief.info/improvlab-action-theatre-tm

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    #93. Thinking Big About Culinary Indigenization, Identity Work, and Embracing Our Roots — Rachel Lucero

    #93. Thinking Big About Culinary Indigenization, Identity Work, and Embracing Our Roots — Rachel Lucero

    “I do think like it's so important for us to do this identity work because we have to move to the next phase, which is how do we make things better for our own communities? And how do we make things better for our homelands as well? So in my videos, I try to push the viewer on that. And to, you know, be keeping current with a situation in the Philippines and to not just think about the identity journey ending with our self, but making a better a better place for our future generations, for our country too.” - Rachel Lucero

    Welcome back to another episode of Discover More.

    This week, we continue our conversation with Rachel Lucero.

    She is the creator & host of The Sago Show—a Filipino food show that explores history, culture, and identity through Filipino food recipes.

    Rachel is a Filipino-American and, as a former Teach For America corps member, she shares a strong passion for education and social justice, especially for those who are marginalized and underserved.

    Last week, we dropped episode #92, part 1 of the interview, where Rachel shared about her personal upbringing and the genesis of the Sago Show.

    This week, we dive into some of the specifics of Filipino cuisine and some of Rachel’s lessons learned from her food journey. She shares the concept of indigenization, a beautiful framework to understand the evolution of cultural cuisine and adoption.

    We also discuss the complexities of fusion cuisine, the importance of taking action, and the process of overcoming perfectionist tendencies.

    We learned so much in this episode and hope you enjoy this conversation with Rachel Lucero.



    Show Notes:

    Rachel’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/sagoshow?utm_medium=copy_link

    The Sago Show Website: https://www.sagoshow.com/

    As Features on TASTE: https://tastecooking.com/rachel-lucero-filipino-food-has-a-new-spokeswoman/

    "Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture" by Doreen Fernandez

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #92. The Unknown History of Filipino Food, Hidden Cost of Cultural Assimilation, and Power of Your Voice — Rachel Lucero

    #92. The Unknown History of Filipino Food, Hidden Cost of Cultural Assimilation, and Power of Your Voice — Rachel Lucero

    Welcome back to another episode of Discover More.

    This week’s guest is Rachel Lucero. She is the host and creator of The Sago Show—a Filipino food show that seeks to examine the intricate intersectionality of culture, history, and education through creative & authentic Filipino food recipes.

    Rachel is a Filipino-American and, as a former Teach For America corps member, she shares a strong passion and commitment for education and social justice, especially for those who are marginalized and underserved.

    She currently works full-time as a business analyst and she continues to find ways to create more expansive and insightful content on her Youtube Channel—The Sago Show—by studying different slices of Filipino history and food culture.

    With her bachelor's in bioengineering and M.S. in education from John Hopkins University, Rachel found her unique calling on Youtube by combining her interest in cultural competency, technology, and pop culture—all through creating snack-size videos and reels on Instagram. The perfect cross-section between entertainment and education.

    In only a year, The Sago Show has grown to nearly 1,100 subscribers on Youtube and more than 70,000 views on social media, while maintaining strong & ongoing content engagement.

    You can find her latest featured interview article: “Filipino Food Has a New Spokesperson” in Eater Magazine.

    Rachel’s increased exposure through her brand also allowed her to give numerous public speeches this past year at USC and to the Association of Filipino Scientists in America, which helped her realize the power of her voice.

    Through this realization, Rachel became more mindful and intentional with her brand and the ways she could also help elevate the voices of those who need elevated.

    We believe Rachel beautifully embodies the Discover More ethos of the curious mindset, and we are beyond excited to have this conversation with her.

    Thank you for listening to this week's Discover More with us and Rachel Lucero.



    Show Notes:

    Rachel’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/sagoshow?utm_medium=copy_link

    The Sago Show Website: https://www.sagoshow.com/

    As Featured on TASTE: https://tastecooking.com/rachel-lucero-filipino-food-has-a-new-spokeswoman/

    "Taste of Control" by Rene Alexander

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #91. Failing Forward (the Podcast) and How to Stay Grounded & Be Proud of Yourself — Montay Fowler, MSW

    #91. Failing Forward (the Podcast) and How to Stay Grounded & Be Proud of Yourself — Montay Fowler, MSW

    "The community where I come from in South Philadelphia, there's a lot of intergenerational trauma, poverty, losses, and just disenfranchisement. Sometimes that hardens your heart but I don't think anyone wants to intentionally harm or hurt others. I think a lot of times we are slaves to our inner thoughts, and we need to redirect energy towards ourselves." - Montay Fowler, MSW

    Welcome back to another episode of Discover More.

    This week’s guest is Montay Fowler.

    Montay was born & raised in Philadelphia and is a graduate of Temple University and UPenn’s Masters of Social Work program.

    The last time we interviewed in Montay in June 2020, we discussed his personal journey into social work and the systematic & personal implications related to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

    Since then, he has moved to Atlanta to pursue a director of student engagement position, and was recently featured in Voyage ATL as a Rising Star of the Atlanta community.

    He also hosts the Failing Forward podcast, where he hopes “to inspire other entrepreneurs & creatives to fall in love with the process, embrace challenges along the way, and find grace on their journey to success.”

    We hope you enjoy this week's episode of Discover More with us and Montay Fowler. 



    Show Notes:

    Montay’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamtayloso/

    Montay’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoPh4mDmCgdUNTFB17LfUkw

    The Failing Forward Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/failingforward.co/

    Montay’s Favorite Podcast: I Am Athlete Podcast

    “Worthy” Clothing Brand: https://www.instagram.com/worthy.us/

    Book “All About Love” by Bell Hooks

    Book “The Will To Change” by Bell Hooks

    Book “Cry Like A Man” by Jason Wilson

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