14 episodes

Origins are conversations with thought-leaders across an eclectic mix of disciplines (science, engineering, art, and design), crafted specifically for the category-defying society that we live in. We explore the thoughts, passions, and stories that defined these pioneers’ fascinating trajectories, arriving at the origins of the pivotal moments across their lives. Draw inspiration for your own trajectory from the intellectual and spiritual electricity of these eclectic conversations.

Origins: Explorations of thought-leaders' pivotal moments Ryan McGranaghan

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Origins are conversations with thought-leaders across an eclectic mix of disciplines (science, engineering, art, and design), crafted specifically for the category-defying society that we live in. We explore the thoughts, passions, and stories that defined these pioneers’ fascinating trajectories, arriving at the origins of the pivotal moments across their lives. Draw inspiration for your own trajectory from the intellectual and spiritual electricity of these eclectic conversations.

    Episode 14: Antti Pulkkinen - The art of explosive learning and blazing new trails in science

    Episode 14: Antti Pulkkinen - The art of explosive learning and blazing new trails in science

    In his role studying the physics of the Earth’s space environment at NASA Antti embraces lifelong curiosity and learning, including a sensibility of beginner’s mindset that allows explosive learning periods. We discuss the origins that led to this thinking, emerging broader truths that cut across life along the way.

    • 51 min
    Episode 13: Aoife Van Linden Tol - Explosions of art in science, and science in art

    Episode 13: Aoife Van Linden Tol - Explosions of art in science, and science in art

    Aoife fuses her interests in nature, cosmology, chemistry, and physics in devastatingly beautiful, illuminating, and affecting art and in this episode shares her insights and the pivotal moments across her journey.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 12: Rajesh Gupta - The Didactic Data Scientist and Tireless Change Maker

    Episode 12: Rajesh Gupta - The Didactic Data Scientist and Tireless Change Maker

    Rajesh is leading thinking about how data science pushes us to think differently in light of a changing and complex world and is pioneering ways to understand and teach it.

    • 59 min
    Episode 11: Bill Diamond - The nexus of Silicon Valley and science

    Episode 11: Bill Diamond - The nexus of Silicon Valley and science

    Bill is the CEO of the SETI Institute and has a trajectory and mindsets from across that trajectory that are as intriguing as his day job.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 10: Nicky Fox - Trailblazer of Trans-disciplinary at NASA

    Episode 10: Nicky Fox - Trailblazer of Trans-disciplinary at NASA

    Nicky Fox has pioneered the study of the space around us and our sun, and now she focuses on unifying all of NASA's science divisions and, in general, empowering everyone she meets.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 09: Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo - Science's Humanist Entrepreneur

    Episode 09: Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo - Science's Humanist Entrepreneur

    Andrés is a humanist, an entrepreneur, and a scientific pioneer. He has spent a career unlocking the secrets of the Sun, borrowing ideas from across fields and leaving an impact on everyone and every place he goes.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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Diversity of careers and backgrounds

The interviews are unique in the diverse interests, backgrounds and careers of these amazing people. You will see the intersection of science, engineering, data with the arts and business and the complicated paths people take to find themselves. I have found numerous elements in these interviews that parallel my own conflicts, motivations, decisions. Enjoy.

MariusKosty ,

Incredible Conversations

Ryan McGranghan has a knack for getting his guests to open up and even make surprising discoveries about their own journeys. The honest curiosity and clear-eyed truth-seeking that McGranaghan brings to the interviews is refreshing in an arena flooded with point of view and spin.
This podcast is a gem.

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Trailer has me hooked.

I can’t wait to hear the next episode.

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