Metaviews is a podcast about the big picture and what comes next. As an open source intelligence agency, Metaviews is focused on the future while also grounded in the present. Hosted by Jesse Hirsh and featuring a diverse range of guests, the show looks at the collision of political economy, technology, culture, and society.
Talent & Opportunity in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
The pandemic has transformed work and learning, and this will be
particularly evident as we emerge into a post-pandemic world. One
person’s disruption is another person’s opportunity. Similarly some
organizations have responded with incredible resilience, and are
experiencing unprecedented growth and success.
Historically great crises and catastrophes are followed by renaissances
and periods of incredible innovation. What’s the difference between
success and failure, between depression and excitement? Talent. This is
true for both individuals and organizations.
How do you foster and harness your talent? How do organizations attract,
develop, and retain talent? These are crucial questions during this
transitional period as we remain in a pandemic but seek our path out of
The politics of the future with Andriana Lagoudes
As a futurist and social designer, Andriana Lagoudes builds inclusive systems for sidelined people to unlearn their shame. Andriana does this by navigating and researching through complex political problems to design new code based on people’s best case scenario.
In this episode of Metaviews, Andriana joins host Jesse Hirsh to talk about the politics of the future, the politics of care, and why we're living in a moment where ethics may be more important than aesthetics.
To learn more about Andriana check out her website https://andrianalagoudes.com/
And follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andriana.lagoudes/
The problems with copy and paste public policy
Vasiliki Bednar from Regs2Riches.com joins Jesse Hirsh to talk about the problems arising from copy and paste public policy. This is what happens when policy makers copy other jurisdictions blindly, rather than engage in a policy process that adapts to the needs of jurisdiction. Obviously policy makers can and should learn from each other and best practices, yet often the process is the purpose, and blindly copying others leads to problems down the road.
Algorithmic injustice and the infamous tale of Business_Daddy
Business_Daddy is the name of a twitch user, artist, community organizer, chef, and brilliant intellectual. Their efforts to create community on twitch are both inspirational, but also controversial. In this tale of algorithmic injustice, we explore how on social media, you're often presumed guilty, without the opportunity to prove your innocence.
Sociopathic Innovation and the SciFi Economics Lab
Alberto Cottica from the Science Fiction Economics Lab joins Jesse Hirsh to talk about Sociopathic Innovation and using science fiction to imagine alternate economic systems.
Alberto's essay on sociopathic innovation:
The science fiction economics lab:
The Metaviews of Edutainment with Reuben Christian
Jesse Hirsh speaks with Reuben Christian about his work exploring the intersections of our culture while getting people together to experience joy. He argues we need more emotional literacy to better appreciate our shared humanity. If more people could meet themselves, perhaps we'd focus more on our presence, rather than our future.