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Humanity stands at a crossroads. We face a myriad of existential challenges, yet we are closer than ever to realizing the dream of global flourishing. Finding the right path forward has never been more consequential.

ReRoute is a podcast about creatively navigating around disaster and towards a brighter future.

Join us as host Gavan Wilhite and a series of cultural and technological visionaries explore new systems and stories for brightening our shared path forward.

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Humanity stands at a crossroads. We face a myriad of existential challenges, yet we are closer than ever to realizing the dream of global flourishing. Finding the right path forward has never been more consequential.

ReRoute is a podcast about creatively navigating around disaster and towards a brighter future.

Join us as host Gavan Wilhite and a series of cultural and technological visionaries explore new systems and stories for brightening our shared path forward.

    Housing Our Neighbors

    Housing Our Neighbors

    In this episode we get to speak with Gabby Beans. Gabby is a member and lead producer for the New York-based aid network Home is a Human Right. She is also an actor, writer, and filmmaker, who has been recently featured in TV shows like Succession, House of Cards, and Blue Bloods. Today we’ll dive into topics including mutual aid networks, tactics for helping house the unhoused, and better ways to think about those living on our streets.
    >> Links and References > Research Regarding Homelessness and Criminality
    https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2019/september/HomelessQandA.html (https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2019/september/HomelessQandA.html)
    https://www.apa.org/monitor/2009/12/violence (https://www.apa.org/monitor/2009/12/violence)
    https://abcnews.go.com/US/incidents-violent-crime-homeless-grab-headlines-activists-urge/story?id=82443787 (https://abcnews.go.com/US/incidents-violent-crime-homeless-grab-headlines-activists-urge/story?id=82443787)
    https://www.commerce.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/hau-chg-mythsfacts-12-8-2016.pdf (https://www.commerce.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/hau-chg-mythsfacts-12-8-2016.pdf)
    https://endhomelessness.org/blog/the-disturbing-realities-of-homelessness-and-violence/ (https://endhomelessness.org/blog/the-disturbing-realities-of-homelessness-and-violence/)
    https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED438347.pdf (https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED438347.pdf)
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/3096817?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents (https://www.jstor.org/stable/3096817?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Securing the Social Layer

    Securing the Social Layer

    In this episode, we are thrilled to welcome friend of the show Dr. Matthew Canham for an in depth conversation about cybersecurity.
    Dr. Canham is the CEO of Beyond Layer 7, a consultancy that assists with cybersecurity analytics and culture development, as well as the Senior Director of Operations at the security company Khonsoo.
    He previously worked as a Professor of Cyber Security at University of Central Florida, and as a Special Agent in the FBI. During his career in law enforcement, he served as the Program Manager of the Emerging Technologies Program for the FBI’s Operational Technology Division.
    While there, he evaluated new technologies for use in law enforcement, and as a special agent, he investigated cyber-crime, intellectual property theft, and insider threats.
    Today we’ll dive into topics including information warfare during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, securing against social engineering attacks, and alternatives to law enforcement for fighting cybercrime.
    >> Activations > Links and References
    https://www.belay7.com/ (Beyond Layer 7)
    https://drmatthewcanham.com/ (Dr. Matthew Canham's Personal Site)
    https://cognitivesecurity.institute/ (Cognitive Security Institute)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_J._Hadnagy (Christopher J. Hadnagy)
    https://blog.gigamon.com/author/ianfarquhar/ (Ian Farquhar)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Mitnick (Kevin Mitnick)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Cialdini (Robert Cialdini)
    https://www.blackhillsinfosec.com/projects/books/ (Black Hills Information Security Books)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3OxCWLEmoIhNMm-hnvBm9Q (YouTube Page of Jolly Roger Telephone Co)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE1KWpoX9Hkandab_channel=GoodMorningAmerica (Jordan Peele Deep Fake Obama)
    https://www.amazon.com/LikeWar-Weaponization-P-W-Singer/dp/1328695743/ref=asc_df_1328695743/?tag=hyprod-20andlinkCode=df0andhvadid=312446862670andhvpos=andhvnetw=gandhvrand=13552865415546137466andhvpone=andhvptwo=andhvqmt=andhvdev=candhvdvcmdl=andhvlocint=andhvlocphy=9030984andhvtargid=pla-539477997338andpsc=1 (Like War by PW Singer)
    https://www.amazon.com/Sovereign-Individual-Mastering-Transition-Information/dp/0684832720/ref=asc_df_0684832720/?tag=hyprod-20andlinkCode=df0andhvadid=316705607905andhvpos=andhvnetw=gandhvrand=13769574130871098127andhvpone=andhvptwo=andhvqmt=andhvdev=candhvdvcmdl=andhvlocint=andhvlocphy=9030984andhvtargid=pla-457954451889andpsc=1 (The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson and Lord William Rees-Mogg)
    https://www.amazon.com/Unmasking-Maskirovka-Russias-Influence-Operations-ebook/dp/B07NPZK3WM (Unmasking Maskirovka: Russia's Cyber Influence Operations)
    https://www.amazon.com/Active-Measures-History-Disinformation-Political/dp/0374287260/ref=asc_df_0374287260/?tag=hyprod-20andlinkCode=df0andhvadid=533317510260andhvpos=andhvnetw=gandhvrand=10277631977121534594andhvpone=andhvptwo=andhvqmt=andhvdev=candhvdvcmdl=andhvlocint=andhvlocphy=9030984andhvtargid=pla-965603662037andpsc=1 (Active Measures by Thomas Rid)
    https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/collection/52/mitrokhin-archive (Mitrokhin Archive)
    https://www.bellingcat.com/ (Bellingcat)

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Working Well Together

    Working Well Together

    In this episode we get to speak with Rich D. Bartlett. Rich is a co-founder of Loomio: a platform for small-scale digital democracy; as well as The Hum: a consultancy for improving the operations of decentralized organizations. He also is the designer behind the Microsolidarity methodology of community-building.
    In this episode we’ll dive into process facilitation for decentralized organizations, methods for developing a sense of belonging, and how to create containers where people can actually change their minds. We also run our first ReRoute collaborative brainstorm for finding non-traditional forces to stay grounded to real needs as an organization.
    >> Links and References
    http://richdecibels.com/ (Rich's Website)
    https://www.enspiral.com/ (Enspiral)
    https://g0v.asia/ (Gov Zero Asia)
    https://www.amazon.com/Turn-Ship-Around-Turning-Followers/dp/1591846404 (Turn the Ship Around)
    https://www.thehum.org/ (The Hum)
    https://www.loomio.com/ (Loomio)
    https://twitter.com/RichDecibels (Rich on Twitter)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Both Regeneration And Development

    Both Regeneration And Development

    In our first episode of ReRoute Season 2, we get to talk to Jason Snyder, Jared Janes, and our very own producer, Nick Thurston.
    Jason is a homesteader, host of the Doomer Optimism podcast, and professor at Appalachian State University with a focus on local food systems. He is passionate about transitioning us to a more resilient and regenerative society.
    Jared is a prolific podcaster, yogi, and co-founder of the Evolving Ground community of practice. He cares deeply about the principles of human development and following its many threads.
    The two of them are the minds behind the Both/And podcast.
    On this episode we talk about topics like adult development, how to navigate the plethora of available world views, and the art of holding both optimism and our shared peril in mind at the same time.
    This season, we are making a push to both explore, and help you explore, new communities of thought. To that end, we discuss and offer inroads to communities focused on metamodernism, the liminal web, and doomer optimism.
    >> Links and References
    https://bothand.libsyn.com/ (Both/And Podcast)
    https://www.joelightfoot.org/post/the-liminal-web-mapping-an-emergent-subculture-of-sensemakers-meta-theorists-systems-poets (The Liminal Web article by Joe Lightfoot)
    https://www.jaredjanes.com/ (Jared Janes Website)
    https://twitter.com/JaredJanes (Jared on Twitter)
    https://twitter.com/cognazor?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Jason Snyder on Twitter)
    https://www.evolvingground.org/ (Evolving Ground)
    https://t.co/IqrHeUqrdW (Doomer Optimism)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructive_developmental_framework (Constructive Developmental Framework Robert Kegan)
    https://www.jimruttshow.com/ (The Jim Rutt Show)
    https://bothand.libsyn.com/32-regenerating-earth-with-joe-brewer (Joe Brewer on Both/And)
    https://bothand.libsyn.com/2-memetic-mediation-with-peter-limberg (Peter Limberg on Both/And)
    https://bothand.libsyn.com/14-paradigm-shifting-with-erik-davis (Erik Davis on Both/And)
    https://www.thestoa.ca/ (The Stoa)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Building Beautiful Worlds

    Building Beautiful Worlds

    In this episode, we get to speak with Paisley Smith.
    Paisley is a virtual reality creator and filmmaker. She is a Civic Media Fellow at the University of Southern California, and currently leads Unity for Humanity, a project that funds impact-oriented creations that leverage the Unity game engine.
    Gavan and Paisley talk about a variety of ways one can create positive change through game technology, how we can challenge our cultural assumptions while crafting worlds, and the timeless power of the humble animated GIF.
    They also touch on Paisley's world building work with Feminist Futures and her VR art projects Unceded Territories and Homestay.
    >> Links
    https://unity.com/humanity (Unity for Humanity)
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-nonny-de-la-pena-the-godmother-of-vr-is-changing-the-mediascape-1541253890 (Nonny de la Peña)
    https://twinery.org/ (Twine)
    Interactive Fiction
    https://www.paisleysmith.com/unceded-territories-vr (Unceded Territories)
    https://www.paisleysmith.com/ (Paisley's Personal Website)

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Lead Like a Jedi

    Lead Like a Jedi

    In this conversation, we get to talk with Donnie Hill. Donnie is a communication and leadership coach, and an impact-oriented business strategist. He currently runs the https://thelifemaximizer.com/ (Life Maximizer) consultancy, sourcing his lessons from an eclectic background which ranges from personal training to stage acting.
    It’s clear that many traditional leadership and communication techniques aren’t taking us down the roads we need to walk together. Often “influence” techniques seem manipulative, morally grey, or even dark-side. Donnie points us down a new route: one inspired quite a bit more by the light-side of the force.
    Donnie and Gavan talk about topics like restorative leadership, holding compassionate conversations with people you *strongly* disagree with, and how to “invite people in,” even during a negotiation.
    >> Links
    https://thelifemaximizer.com/ (The Life Maximizer Consultancy)
    https://centralrecoverypress.com/product/my-grandmothers-hands-racialized-trauma-and-the-pathway-to-mending-our-hearts-and-bodies-paperback (My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem)
    https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/what-boomers-can-learn-millennials-about-changing-world-your-relationships-ncna1259290 ("Rules of Estrangement" by Joshua Coleman)
    https://gregmckeown.com/books/effortless/ (Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most by Greg McKeown)
    https://www.amazon.com/Art-Extreme-Self-Care-Transform-Month/dp/1401918298 (The Art of Extreme Self Care by Cheryl Richardson)

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Nvahdkbsc ,

Great Conversations

These are exactly the kind of conversations I want to hear more of. Very glad that this podcast exists.

Reviewerman Making Reviews ,

Reroute humanity to a better path

I like it! Not a podcast about the big problems in the world but about big solutions. Hopefully they can tackle population growth in a future episode.

willhhawkes ,

Insightful AND Entertaining

These are the conversatins we need to have. Keep em coming guys!

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