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A podcast about what we do, why we do it, and what we think. Explore the interesting and unique ways people create their lives, from artists and entrepreneurs to fishermen and wild salmon counters. Discover what they've learned along the way, both in their work and in their lives. Hosted by Iso Rabins

How We Work - with Iso Rabins Iso Rabins

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

A podcast about what we do, why we do it, and what we think. Explore the interesting and unique ways people create their lives, from artists and entrepreneurs to fishermen and wild salmon counters. Discover what they've learned along the way, both in their work and in their lives. Hosted by Iso Rabins

    Ai love affairs and the search for my Apu

    Ai love affairs and the search for my Apu

    In this episode, I'm hitting pause and taking a little break. It's a chance for me to step back, reflect, and steer us into a new direction that's been on my mind: the fascinating interplay between humans and AI. But don't worry – we're not going to get bogged down in tech speak. I'm more interested in how AI is reshaping our daily lives, our connections, and even our self-perception.

    I recently had an eye-opening chat about the future importance of soft skills in an AI-centric world. It's becoming clear that as machines take on more of the hard skills, our uniquely human qualities like empathy, creativity, and the ability to connect genuinely are becoming our superpowers. There's a beautiful irony in how AI might be nudging us to become more human, to value the imperfections that make us real.

    And there's a topic that might surprise you: the emergence of relationships with AI. Think 'Her' the movie, but in real life. It's a reality for some, and it's a conversation I'm diving into with an open mind. What's driving this shift? How is it reflecting on our current state of human relationships? These are the questions I want to explore with you.

    So, while I'm taking this break and embarking on my own journey of discovery in Peru, I'm inviting you to ponder these shifts with me. It's a search for understanding, for connection, and maybe even for finding our own 'Apu' – that place or state where we feel most at home, most ourselves.

    Thanks for being part of this journey. 

    Stay in touch:
    Website: www.howwe.work
    Email: iso@howwe.work
    Instagram: @howwe.work

    • 7 min
    How to cure depression with psychedelics - Leland Huss

    How to cure depression with psychedelics - Leland Huss

    In this episode, we're diving deep into a topic that's both controversial and fascinating: the use of psychedelics to combat depression. Leland, an inventor with a passion for exploring consciousness, joins us to share his incredible journey and insights into using psychedelics for healing and self-discovery.

    Leland opens up about his personal experiences with psychedelics and how they helped him overcome long-standing depression. It's not just about trippy visuals or wild stories – we're talking about real, profound changes in perspective and well-being. He sheds light on the resurgence of interest in these powerful substances, backed by groundbreaking research from institutions like Johns Hopkins.

    But it's not all science and studies. Leland brings the conversation down to earth, discussing how psychedelics can be a tool for exploring the depths of our minds and the fabric of reality. With my own adventure in Peru on the horizon, his stories of consciousness exploration resonate even more.

    Are you curious about the healing potential of psychedelics or the mysteries of the mind? Then this episode is for you. 

    Thanks for supporting the podcast. Can't wait to share what's next!

    Stay in touch:
    Website: www.howwe.work
    Email: iso@howwe.work
    Instagram: @howwe.work
    Connect with Leland:LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lelandhuss/

    • 40 min
    How to find your place and community - Michael Moore

    How to find your place and community - Michael Moore

    In this episode, we're mixing things up with a chat about finding our place in this big, crazy world. Michael Moore, the guy behind the "Millennial American Dream" newsletter, joins us to unpack this huge topic. We're talking community, making a difference, and all that good stuff – especially through the lens of our millennial experiences.

    Michael's got some great insights on urban living and making real connections in our neighborhoods. He's got practical ideas on how we can get more involved and actually make an impact, whether it's through local politics or just starting a book club.

    With my own journey ahead, traveling and stepping out of my comfort zone, Michael's thoughts hit right at home. He's all about finding that sweet spot between settling down and chasing new adventures. If you've ever wondered about making your mark in your community or where you fit in the grand scheme of things, you'll want to hear this.

    What do you think? Are you figuring out where you belong and how to make your neighborhood a cooler place? Let's get into it together!

    Big thanks for tuning in – you guys are what keep this podcast going. Excited to see where we're headed next!

    Stay in touch:
    Website: www.howwe.work
    Email: iso@howwe.work
    Instagram: @howwe.work

    • 51 min
    The next step for the podcast

    The next step for the podcast

    In this episode, I'm sharing some thoughts on where we're heading with this podcast. I've loved every bit of this journey – the interviews, the editing, and just the chance to dive into fascinating conversations. It's been exactly what I hoped for.

    I'm gearing up for a big trip, starting in Peru and then maybe jetting off to Vietnam, Japan, and Europe. It's about seeking my next step, getting out of my creative comfort zone, and experiencing life differently. It's exciting, yet a bit daunting to step away from the stability I've built here.

    One thing that's been on my mind a lot lately is artificial intelligence. It's not just the technology that intrigues me, but its impact on us as humans. From the way it's transforming work to its potential effects on education and personal relationships, AI is reshaping our world in profound ways.

    I'm considering steering our podcast in this direction, exploring personal stories and real-life implications of AI. Whether it's a teacher grappling with AI in the classroom or how it's affecting relationships, I believe there's a wealth of untapped stories there.

    I'd love to hear your thoughts on this potential shift. Are you as intrigued by AI and its human side as I am? What aspects of AI's impact on our lives would you be interested in exploring together? 

    Thank you for joining me on this episode. Your support keeps this podcast going, and I'm excited about the possibilities ahead. 

    Stay in touch:
    Website: www.howwe.work
    Email: iso@howwe.work
    Instagram: @howwe.work

    • 11 min
    How to start the farm dinner movement on Elvis's bus - Katy Oursler

    How to start the farm dinner movement on Elvis's bus - Katy Oursler

    In this week's episode, I had the amazing opportunity to talk with Katy Oursler. From her early days on the East Coast to creating impactful food experiences, Katy's story is about more than just meals; it's about connecting people and building community.
    Our conversation explored various aspects of Katy's journey. We delved into how she values farmers and their produce, creating a deeper connection between consumers and the source of their food. Katy shared fascinating stories about her improvisational cooking skills, like using fig leaves as dessert plates in a pinch, highlighting the fun and authenticity in such spontaneous moments.
    We also discussed the rise of the farm-to-table movement and how people's desire for new food experiences has grown, especially in connecting with those who cook and grow the ingredients. Katy's involvement with World Central Kitchen during crises like the pandemic and natural disasters showcased her proactive approach to supporting local chefs and farms.
    Perhaps the most heartening part of our talk was hearing Katy's reflections on pursuing personal goals and projects. Her desire to overcome inhibitions and chase her passions resonates with many of us striving to make our mark in the world.
    So, if you're interested in how food can bring people together and create a sense of community, or if you're just looking to be inspired by someone who's making a difference, this episode with Katy is for you.

    Stay Connected:
    Visit our website: howwe.workShare your thoughts with me at: iso@howwe.workFollow our journey on Instagram: @howwe.work

    • 45 min
    The end - or beginning - of creativity

    The end - or beginning - of creativity

    In this week's episode, we're circling back to a topic that's becoming a bit of a regular on our podcast – Artificial Intelligence. But here's the twist: this entire episode is AI-generated, including what sounds like my voice! 

    We're diving deep into the world of AI and its impact on art. I'll be sharing my musings on the complex relationship between artificial intelligence and human creativity. Think about it – art that moves you, stories that resonate, all crafted not by human hands but by AI. How does that change the way we view creativity?

    We'll touch on classics like "East of Eden" by Steinbeck and ponder over what AI-generated art could mean for future creatives. It's an intriguing blend of technology, art, and human emotion – a trio that's increasingly becoming more intertwined.

    This AI-generated episode really pushes the envelope, and I can't wait to hear what you think about it. Has AI changed your perspective on art and creativity? Drop us a message; your thoughts are always a vital part of our discussions.

    And remember, if you find these AI explorations as fascinating as I do, spread the word and share the podcast. Your support helps us keep these conversations going!

    Stay connected:
    Website: howwe.work
    Email: iso@howwe.work
    Instagram: @howwe.work

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

KitKat Wanderlust ,

New favorite podcast

As someone that is currently developing a new business or perhaps taking my existing business in a new trajectory, this podcast is really inspiring and full of important and welcome reminders. Each of the different perspectives that guests share - paired with Iso's humble, curious, and refreshingly transparent approach - offer practical tips and great insights. I'm really enjoying Iso's conversation with Adam. I have begun to put ‘intention’ at the forefront of my thoughts in my projects and already notice the clarity it offers me in creating something I feel aligned with and being able to manifest it. Plus, I love Iso’s share about the sound foraging! Will try that out soon too. Basically, if you’re interested in growing your own creative ideas, business or simply wonder how do people come to do what they do, I highly recommend this podcast!

Higgins III ,

Insightful and honest

Really enjoying these. The personal reflections combined with curiosity, insights and interesting questions all come together to create thoughtful and provoking discussion. Some discussion podcasts (either self help/ motivation / career caching etc) can at times feel condescending, or rehashed/ recycled this podcast is not any of that. The approach is authentic and refreshing.

Wisdom Wanderer ,

charting unconventional paths

There's an undeniable allure to the paths less traveled, and "How We Work" seems poised to become the auditory guidebook for those brave enough to explore them. In the debut episode, Iso Rabins delves deep into a conversation with the multidimensional Maria, shedding light on the intricacies of foraging, the nuances of the food industry, and the significance of environmental stewardship, amongst other thought-provoking topics. One perspective that stood out powerfully was the idea that if more individuals embraced foraging or sourced foraged foods, we could cultivate a deeper, more intimate connection with our environment. This in turn would fuel a natural drive to preserve and care for it more ardently.

The discussions on mental health and the transformative impact of microdosing psychedelics are particularly resonant. Yet, the episode is more than just a medley of compelling subjects; it’s a celebration of critical, independent thinking. Maria and Iso challenge the status quo, urging listeners to embrace the power of straying from convention and cherishing the value of charting one's own course.

Full disclosure: I know Iso personally. His trademark curiosity and unique perspectives, which I've always admired, shine brightly in this podcast. And while personal ties might have led me to the first episode, it's the promise of more enriching conversations that has me eagerly awaiting the next one. Highly recommended for those looking to broaden their horizons and indulge in deep, meaningful discourse.

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