22 episodes

I’m Danu Poyner and on Still Curious I talk to guests from many worlds and walks of life about what lights them up, the ways they like to learn and how they navigate the sometimes surprising situations they end up in through following their interests. What do people who are still curious have in common and what can we learn from their stories that will inspire us on our own path? [Currently on mid-season break – returning 3 Aug 2022]

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I’m Danu Poyner and on Still Curious I talk to guests from many worlds and walks of life about what lights them up, the ways they like to learn and how they navigate the sometimes surprising situations they end up in through following their interests. What do people who are still curious have in common and what can we learn from their stories that will inspire us on our own path? [Currently on mid-season break – returning 3 Aug 2022]

    Conscious, creative and caring virtual learning with Seth Fleischauer | S2E10

    Conscious, creative and caring virtual learning with Seth Fleischauer | S2E10

    In this episode: Preparing learners with future-ready skills in digital citizenship, world culture and social and emotional learning. What Seth's daughter's experience of homeschooling during the pandemic reveals about education. Becoming an educator entrepreneur, via teaching in progressive education and a high-needs public school. Virtual field trips and designing creating and caring online education spaces. Reform vs revolution in the future of education. Navigating privilege. Being a real-life meme (Sad Mets Fan). 
    About the Guest:  Seth's work is at the intersection of technology, language, culture and social and emotional learning. By connecting students to people & places to whom they would never otherwise have access, Seth believes that live video conferencing is an underutilized force of positive, revolutionary change in education. Creating positive change in education is Seth's ikigai, his reason for being. 

    President & founder at Banyan Global Learning; expert in video conferencing, international teaching, SEL & K-12 online education. Seth will forever lean on his experience as a public elementary school teacher to create authentic and meaningful educational experiences.
    Recorded 10 May 2022

    Links:
    Banyan Global Learning [https://banyangloballearning.com/]The Body Keeps The Score [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18693771-the-body-keeps-the-score]The Earth School (Manhattan) [https://sites.google.com/a/theearthschool.org/theearthschool/]Dr Trevor Saponis [https://twitter.com/TrevorSoponis] and Sustainable Learning Projects [https://www.thesustainablelearningprojects.com/]--
    About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet. He is the Founder of Grokkist. [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]

    Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon
    Go behind-the-scenes with Danu for a live podcasting workshop: stillcuriouspodcast.com/workshopWebsite: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: stillcuriouspodcast@gmail.com | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Navigating the passing of a loved one with estate planning lawyer and author Robert Kabacy | S2E9

    Navigating the passing of a loved one with estate planning lawyer and author Robert Kabacy | S2E9

    In this episode: Navigating the dynamics of death, grief and loss, from brain fog to finding a sense of control. Arguing over estates and why 70% of people don't make plans for what happens after they die. Explaining the mechanics of probate with a story about picking berries. Being a stage magician and how magic helps with storytelling. What we can learn from near-death experiences. Why patience matters in law as well as in marriage. Swimming and mindfulness.
    About the Guest:  Robert Kabacy has been a lawyer in the estate planning and wealth transfer industries for more than twenty-five years. He grew up in the small town of Canby, Oregon, where he was a competitive swimmer. He attended law school to pursue his passion of helping others navigate a complicated legal and tax world and has an uncanny ability to explain complicated concepts in an easy-to-understand format. About Me is a result of the passing of his mother and experiencing firsthand the difficulty of losing a loved one while navigating the mechanics that go with it. He enjoys reading, stage/parlor magic, and outdoor activities. He still swims almost daily (though no longer competitively). Learn more at robertkabacy.com.
    Recorded 6 May 2022

    Links:
    About Me: Information You Will Need When I've Passed on Amazon [https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Kabacy/e/B09VS4QP3P?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000]Robert's website [http://robertkabacy.com/]--
    About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]

    Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon
    Go behind-the-scenes with Danu for a live podcasting workshop: stillcuriouspodcast.com/workshopWebsite: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: stillcuriouspodcast@gmail.com | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist

    • 1 hr 4 min
    From classroom to corporate with TESOL teacher and instructional designer Diego Boada | S2E8

    From classroom to corporate with TESOL teacher and instructional designer Diego Boada | S2E8

    In this episode: Losing your job in the pandemic and reverse culture shock when moving from the US back to Colombia. From English language teaching to instructional design for product managers. Never leaving school and how teachers are more than teachers. Universal design for learning. How teaching expertise is valued in traditional education vs instructional design and edtech and what that means for teachers' freedom and creativity. Filling your cup and finding structure in uncertainty.
    About the Guest:  Diego Boada is an educator, researcher, and instructional designer from Colombia with over 15 years of experience. As a Fulbright scholar, Diego earned his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Georgia in the US. Before recently becoming an e-learning consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, Diego worked at Product School where he collaborated with product leaders from top Silicon Valley companies to develop training materials and certificates for product managers. Also, Diego is working on his Executive MBA at Quantic School of Business and Technology. [Diego's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diego-boada/]
    Recorded 12 April 2022

    Links:
    Ellii (formerly ESL Library) [https://ellii.com/]Product School [https://www.productschool.com/]Gagne's 9 Events of Instruction [https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/gagne.htm]Minerva University [https://www.minerva.edu/]Mentimeter - interactive presentations [https://www.mentimeter.com/]The Culture Map - breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business [https://erinmeyer.com/books/the-culture-map/]Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hofstede%27s_cultural_dimensions_theory]Inter-American Development Bank [https://www.iadb.org/en]--
    About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]

    Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon
    Go behind-the-scenes with Danu for a live podcasting workshop: stillcuriouspodcast.com/workshopWebsite: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: stillcuriouspodcast@gmail.com | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist

    • 1 hr 3 min
    TikTok teaching and activism with philoso-rapper Nathan Dufour Oglesby aka 'Nathanology' | S2E7

    TikTok teaching and activism with philoso-rapper Nathan Dufour Oglesby aka 'Nathanology' | S2E7

    In this episode: What's involved in being an artist, academic and activist on YouTube and TikTok. Musical influences from Bob Dylan to Public Enemy. Why make songs and videos about the history of words and ideas? Getting naughty for nature. Performing rap on tap. Teaching as performance. Meditations on the self and social media. BONUS: Nathan and Danu collaborate on a song about the history of school.
    About the Guest:  Nathan Dufour Oglesby (aka 'Nathanology') is a poet, producer and professor based in Brooklyn, NY who has built a distinctively didactic approach to hip-hop, using the form to explore concepts drawn from philosophy, history and the physical sciences. He is also one half of 'Nate and Hila' - eco-rappers who take a musical approach to environmental activism.
    Nathan's socials:
    - Nathanology YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NATHANOLOGY
    - TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nathanology_
    - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2CMSPILf0X39kpdhdxVue2?si=ZrSLshY8SNi74OFd7YdedQ
    - LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/nathandufour

    Recorded 25 March 2022

    Links:
    Event Rap [https://www.eventrap.com/]Billboard interview on the album Naughty for Nature [https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/nate-and-hila-new-album-naughty-for-nature-interview-9335689/]Die for that pussy (Honeybee Sex) music video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1blN7GURdk]BBC article on the history of 'meta' [https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211112-facebook-and-the-true-meaning-of-meta]Meditation Mag article on social media and the self [https://www.meditationmag.com/buddhism/social-media-and-the-self]Sneak preview video of the video for Old School School [https://youtu.be/O79ch1CbtEA]--
    About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]

    Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon
    Go behind-the-scenes with Danu for a live podcasting workshop: stillcuriouspodcast.com/workshopWebsite: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: stillcuriouspodcast@gmail.com | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Cristina Huidiu - from hating math to being a data analyst | S2E6

    Cristina Huidiu - from hating math to being a data analyst | S2E6

    In this episode: Journey from a humanities background in libraries to technical integrations specialist for a global corporate. Building a chatbot and losing everything in a server crash. Importance of communication and soft-skills when working on technical projects. A love of problem solving and an avoidance of boredom.
    About the Guest:  Being forever curious about how things work has taken Cristina Huidiu from various roles within the library to technical roles in the corporate environment, where she now works as an Integrations Consultant at Elsevier. Cristina has discovered her biggest passion is to humanise data, metrics and tech so it works for us rather than people having to adjust their lives around them.
    Cristina's socials:
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristinahuidiu/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/CristinaHuidiu
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_huidiu

    Recorded 29 March 2022

    Links:
    'Velocity' - Agile terminology [https://www.planview.com/resources/articles/lkdc-velocity-agile]BRAT - a Web-based Tool for NLP-Assisted Text Annotation [https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/brat%3A-a-Web-based-Tool-for-NLP-Assisted-Text-Stenetorp-Pyysalo/a97c7876ebf9ae6c468db92c3c6dc1c0be832192]Cris' favourite resource on visualising data [https://www.bigbookofdashboards.com/]--
    About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]

    Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon
    Go behind-the-scenes with Danu for a live podcasting workshop: stillcuriouspodcast.com/workshopWebsite: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: stillcuriouspodcast@gmail.com | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist

    • 51 min
    James Birt - mixed reality, computer games and e-sports educator | S2E5

    James Birt - mixed reality, computer games and e-sports educator | S2E5

    In this episode:  Using virtual reality in the classroom. How games taught James important life skills. Innovation and entrepreneurship in education and tensions between formal and informal modes of learning. The pedagogical value of game jams and hackathons. Parallels between e-sports and regular sports. How games helped James when he broke his back. The importance of standards and governance and an argument for formalised education.
    About the Guest:  James Birt is an Associate Professor of Computer Games in the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University, Australia, where he runs the Mixed Reality Research Lab (www.mixedrealityresearch.com). His research spans computer science and visual arts, with an emphasis on applied design and development of extended reality (XR) and games-based experiences for assisting learning and knowledge discovery. James is recognised as an international leader in educational technology, XR and games with an editorial role with Springer Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), a position on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working group for AR/VR, an assessor’s role for the International Serious Games Showcase and Challenge (SGSC) and an expert role on the 2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report.
    [James' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-james-birt/]

    Recorded 8 March 2022

    Links:
    James' staff profile at Bond University [https://bond.edu.au/nz/profile/james-birt]EDUCAUSE Horizon reports [https://library.educause.edu/search#?publicationandcollection_search=Horizon%20Report]Video of James' use of mixed reality in the classroom [https://vimeo.com/bondolt/review/429113737/1527673308]--
    About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]

    Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon
    Go behind-the-scenes with Danu for a live podcasting workshop: stillcuriouspodcast.com/workshopWebsite: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: stillcuriouspodcast@gmail.com | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist

    • 1 hr 12 min

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