The Larger Than Yourself Podcast follows host Thibault Manekin and his inspiring guests as they explore how reimagining industries, leading with purpose, and giving communities a real seat at the table can turn tiny ideas into powerful and impactful movements—inspiring listeners at a time when social entrepreneurship is no longer a buzzword but a global necessity.
Charlotte James and Undrea Wright: Sacred Medicine
Charlotte James and Undrea Wright believe deeply in the healing powers of plant medicine. Our conversation explored how their personal journeys with psychedelics led them to create The Ancestor Project, which uses these sacred medicines to co-create a collective liberation.
Artie Gonzales: Facing Our Demons
At 16 years old, Artie Gonzales was already deep in the gang world when he took the life of another man, was tried as an adult, and caught a life sentence in the California prison system. 21 years later, through hard personal work, Artie was released as a model prisoner and has since become a leader in his community, an advocate for legislative reforms, and a member of several social justice organizations.
Ashley Williams: Seeing Beyond the Patterns
Ashley Williams is on a quest to make sure that the youth of this world, our future generation, have the emotional intelligence needed to thrive in these incredibly challenging times. It’s as important to her as math, English and science, and it can no longer be overlooked. Her edu-tech company, Clymb, is reimagining what’s possible by not accepting the status quo.
John Brothers: The Community Builder
Dr. John Brothers is the glue that is quietly and humbly holding Baltimore city together. Our conversation covered everything from his growing up in deep poverty, to his ability to see the beauty in even the most challenging places, to his unique approach to leading the T. Rowe Price Foundation’s quest to reimagine the role of philanthropy within communities.
Monique Smith: Missing
Monique Smith was abducted as a baby and raised by an abusive woman who claimed to be her mother. It wasn’t until she was in her 30s that Monique began to put the pieces together. Today, Monique is on a quest to discover her true identity and to create a movement to support families of missing children.
Kondwani Fidel: Are We Going To Be Ok?
Kondwani Fidel is a Baltimore legend. Known for his ability to use words to stir an awakening and deep emotion, Kondwani’s poetry, lyrics and books are both asking and answering our toughest questions. Kondwani’s ability to be real and vulnerable have propelled him forward onto a national stage where he’s using his platform to inspire critical change.
Inspiration to Be Better
Extremely grateful for this podcast and the kindness and contributions of the purpose filled people that Thibault reminds us exist. Every interview is heartfelt and very real. I am a huge fan and look forward to meeting new people each week.
Incredible and insightful conversations. It’s such a relief to the heart knowing that there are all these amazing humans helping to craft a new world.
Great pod when you need to fill the tank
I appreciate this podcast and hearing from people that are having an impact and living with purpose. Thibault is a solid host. I really enjoyed the Chris Wilson episode - it encouraged me to go deeper and read Chris’s book. The story is incredible and got me thinking more about my Master Plan. The pod guests are truly living lives in service of others. A measure of a good podcast is whether you are exposed to something new and are encouraged or inspired to grow. By that measure it’s working for me.