15 episodes

Join me, Ravi Komatireddy, as I tirelessly seek out the best ideas and the smartest people. Art, Science, Technology, Health, Society, Culture...no idea is off-limits. I learn something, you learn something. It's a win-win really.

Idea Land Ravi Komatireddy

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Join me, Ravi Komatireddy, as I tirelessly seek out the best ideas and the smartest people. Art, Science, Technology, Health, Society, Culture...no idea is off-limits. I learn something, you learn something. It's a win-win really.

    Jaime Brenkus and the 8 Minute Workout - The OG Fitness Influencer

    Jaime Brenkus and the 8 Minute Workout - The OG Fitness Influencer

    Jaime Brenkus is the OG Fitness Influencer. He is a nationally recognized fitness expert who revolutionized the fitness world with his 8-Minute Abs program in the 1990s. His workout videos have sold over one million units and he's helped millions of people around the world lose millions of pounds and inches.
    In this episode of Idea Land, host Ravi Komatireddy talks to Jaime about how he got started in the fitness business, his thoughts on our current health as a society, and more!
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Machines that Think and Feel with Michelle Zhou

    Machines that Think and Feel with Michelle Zhou

    I talk to Dr. Michelle Zhou Ph.D., CEO, and co-founder of Juji, a Silicon Valley company focused on creating next-generation cognitive AI with emotional intelligence. Basically, Michelle is working on making the talking, feeling AI that we've all seen in science fiction, a reality. Michelle talks about what it means for a bot to have high EQ, why humans get so attached to machines, and how people and machines can work together in ways that highlight their strengths!
    Extended Background:
    Dr. Michelle Zhou is a Co-Founder and CEO of Juji, Inc., an Artificial Intelligence  (AI) company located in Silicon Valley, specializing in building cognitive conversational AI technologies and solutions that enable the creation and adoption of empathic and empathetic AI agents. Prior to starting Juji, Michelle led the User Systems and Experience Research (USER) group at IBM Research – Almaden and then the IBM Watson Group. Michelle’s expertise is in the interdisciplinary area of intelligent user interaction (IUI), including conversational AI systems and personality analytics. She is an inventor of the IBM Watson Personality Insights and has led the research and development of at least a dozen products in her areas of expertise. Michelle has also published over 100 peer-reviewed, refereed scientific articles and 45+ patents. Michelle is currently the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) and an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST). She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University and is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Marine Mammals , Human Longevity, and Startups with Stephanie and Eric Venn-Watson

    Marine Mammals , Human Longevity, and Startups with Stephanie and Eric Venn-Watson

    We all want to live a long & healthy life.  But what exactly does that mean? Is it a high IQ? Good genes? Good nutrition? This is the story of Eric Venn-Watson MD, MBA and Stephanie Venn-Watson DVM, MPH, dolphins, a lot of science, bold moves, and hard work led to a startup creating new science and anti-aging supplements, and a consumer health mission to help us all live longer.
    Did I mention Dolphins?
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    So You Wanna Make a Movie? with Craig Packard

    So You Wanna Make a Movie? with Craig Packard

    If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a filmmaker meet Craig Packard. Craig is a writer, director, and producer known for The Cost of Things, Frank Hardon: Life Coach, and Bobby Ellis Is Gonna Kick Your Ass.
    We explore the process of making a film and why Craig is so passionate about his craft. Craig talks about what it takes to get something from an idea to a finished film. As Craig says filmmaking is “...damn near impossible, but it's not quite impossible.”

    We talk about directing, how every film is a masterclass in collaboration and how to build the confidence to take the next steps.

    His current project is “This Bloody Country,” an indie film in pre-production based on an original screenplay which he wrote and is real cinema using the most American of styles: the Western.

    All of you indie filmmakers out there: there are great nuggets of insight here!

    If you want to learn more or get involved reach out to Craig directly at craigpackard@gmail.com

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    Twitter: @idealandpodcast

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Positivity, Resilience, and Health Coaching with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum

    Positivity, Resilience, and Health Coaching with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum

    Why don't people make decisions that they know are good for them? Why is learning to be uncomfortable something you should strive towards? And why you need to get a health coach? Sandra’s got answers.
    Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum trains people to become functional medicine health coaches and helps practitioners find coaches for their practices because she believes that growing the health coaching profession will be the solution to combating chronic disease and lowering healthcare costs. As founder and CEO of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine, Sandra is a leader in the field of health coaching education. An educator and licensed clinical psychologist for over 35 years, she was a pioneer in blending functional medicine principles with positive psychology, cognitive-behavior therapy, and mind-body medicine. Dr. Scheinbaum is the author of Functional Medicine Coaching, Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps, and How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks.
    You can find more information at:
    https://functionalmedicinecoaching.org/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/drscheinbaum
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-scheinbaum-ph-d-17ba678/
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Math, Networks, and Human Behavior with PJ Lamberson

    Math, Networks, and Human Behavior with PJ Lamberson

    So, turns out human behavior is...complex.... PJ talks about computational social science, networks, human behavior, how things go viral, and why Pi is such a weird number.

    PJ Lamberson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at UCLA. He has a PhD in Mathematics from Columbia and previously taught on the faculty at Northwestern and MIT. His research develops and uses tools from the emerging field of computational social science to study how social connections shape human behavior. He has published research in mathematics, communication, ecology, epidemiology, transportation, genetics, political science, network science, economics, and management. PJ is also an award-winning teacher and a frequent consultant and corporate speaker on networks, crowdsourcing, and innovation.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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