Whether we think about them or not, the people and institutions around us impact every aspect of our lives. In our workplaces, families, churches, or simply walking down the street every day, there are hidden influences on our behavior and outcomes. Brian Lowery is a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a social psychologist by training. Join Brian for Know What You See, where he talks to people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives about their experiences with the social forces framing our world.
The Endless Swipe For Love
A spouse, a soul-mate, a life partner - however you define “the one”, the search for that person is often confusing and fraught with challenges and doubt. And in a world with so much choice, is it better to enlist the opinions of those who know you best, like your family and friends? Or can more “objective” support like matchmakers and algorithms narrow down the field and yield true love?
Barry Schwartz, Professor Emeritus in Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore
Radha Patel, founder of Single to Shaadi
For more about host Brian Lowery and the show, go to knowwhatyousee.com.
Different Friends at Different Times
This season Brian explores some of the topics from his book “Selfless: The Social Construction of You”. Specifically, how we see ourselves, and how our relationships and social interactions shape the way we live. Even before the pandemic, there was evidence our social lives were fraying. Engagement in social clubs, civic organizations, churches have been in decline and the traditional ways of meeting new people has lost ground to apps and smartphones. So what does this mean for modern day friendships, and what we all need from these connections?
Danielle Bayard Jackson, Friendship Coach and Educator
Anita Gupta, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
Riley and Kenji Enright - Friendship “Board Meetings”
For more about Brian and the show, go to knowwhatyousee.com.
Bonus: How Others Define Us from Think Fast, Talk Smart
Here’s another podcast to add to your queue. Matt Abrahams is a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior here at Stanford, and in his podcast, Think Fast, Talk Smart. he speaks with experts about the real world challenges of communicating effectively. From emails, to giving presentations or speaking at family functions, how can we best get our point across in business and in life? Brian Lowery was a guest on a recent episode, and he talked about his new book, Selfless: The Social Creation of "You". Be sure to check out more episodes of Think Fast Talk Smart, wherever you get your podcasts. Stay tuned for new episodes of Know What You See coming this summer!
Bonus: Brian Lowery on the Talk Nerdy Podcast with Cara Santa Maria
Cara Santa Maria is the science correspondent on National Geographic's popular television series Brain Games and she hosts the weekly science podcast Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria.
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara invited me to talk about my new book, "Selfless: The Social Creation of "You." Hope you enjoy our conversation and be sure to check out the other episodes of Talk Nerdy, wherever you get your podcasts.
Worked to Death
Whether it's the economic after effects of the pandemic, the disruption of work/life balance, or the increasing use of new technology - many of us are feeling the pressure of change at our jobs. In this episode, Brian talks with Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab at New America and host of the podcast, American Karoshi. We delve into her research into work stress, the impact on our health and well-being, and the challenge of combining work and care to build a more equitable future. For more about the show and Brian Lowery, visit knowwhatyousee.com.
Learning What’s Next
Today, it's still a fact that many employers require job applicants to have a traditional four year degree, and that finding work is often a combination of academic achievement, internships, and networking. But this isn’t the only formula for making a successful living. How can we change these mindsets to allow more workers to build satisfying careers and create a more diverse labor market?
There are always opportunities to grow and opportunities to advance. Learning the necessary skills and finding the best place to apply them is the trick. In this episode, Brian Lowery talks first to Raquel Garnett, a healthcare worker looking to upgrade her skills and move into the tech industry. Then, Pathstream CEO Eleanor Cooper discusses how the company's platform helps employers identify and nurture talent from within their own organizations.
For more on Brian visit knowwhatyousee.com.
A true gem!
I found this podcast somewhat by accident, and I’m so glad I did! The podcast is thoughtful and insightful, and I enjoy the delightfully nuanced discussions. This one is definitely worth the listen!
Know what you see
Brian does an excellent job of presenting complex, highly emotional, contemporary topics, from a variety of perspectives, in a way that can be easily absorbed and understood. An excellent interviewer, this is a can’t miss podcast.