18 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

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.

    National Well-Being

    National Well-Being

    In this episode, we speak with Andrew Frawley. Andrew is many-talented force in American politics. Starting from a background in marketing, he became the first person hired onto the Yang2020 presidential campaign, created the MATH hat, and helped grow the movement into the force it is today.
    He currently is the Executive Director of the “Good Life Movement”, an organization dedicated to advancing mental health policy through bipartisan civic engagement, awareness, and direct action.
    Today we’ll dive into topics including the power dynamics present in American politics, how shifting views on mental health can lead to improved policy, and better metrics we can use to evaluate national success.
    >> Activations > Links and References
    Good Life Movement
    Mad Pride Movement
    Anosognosia

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Mindful Creation

    Mindful Creation

    In this episode, we speak with Alex Maki-Jokela. Maki is an engineer-turned-artist and entrepreneur. His work includes Burning Man art installations, arctic vaults designed to preserve open-source code for millennia, and an AI-driven fashion company. He is currently the COO of GreenCubes, a startup building automated infrastructure for urban food production.
    We’ll dive into topics including integrating AI into design workflows, mindfully navigating the emotional challenges of entrepreneurship, and positive ways to push yourself to execute on intentions.
    >> Links and References
    Maki’s Brain Installation at Burningman
    Piql Arctic World Archive
    Spirit & Glitch
    Peak Design
    Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
    Svalbard Global Seed Vault
    Github Code Vault
    Pictures of Cases Designed for Code Vault by Maki

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Platforms for the People

    Platforms for the People

    In this episode, we speak with Aviv Ovadya. Aviv is a consultant who specializes in the governance of emerging technologies, particularly those of artificial intelligence and online social platforms. He has been a Technology and Public Purpose Fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center, and served as Chief Technologist at the Center for Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan. We’ll dive into topics including lottocracies, incentive-structures for change in big-tech companies, and promising social media algorithms for improving online discourse.
    >> Links and References
    Beau of the Fifth Column
    Culture Holder Commons
    Engine No. 1
    Of by for*
    Platform Democracy - Belfer Center

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Finding the Way Within

    Finding the Way Within

    In this episode, we speak with Adam Elzer. Adam is the founder of Within, a wellness retreat and event space in the Delaware River Valley, which is an hour or two outside New York City. His background includes 20 years of building NY-based organizations focused on hospitality and food, including Everyday Hospitality and Empellon. Today we’ll dive into topics like the healing power of nature, getting land-based projects off the ground, and how the inner work you do for yourself can turn into the outer work you do for others.
    >> Links and References
    Our Episode with Nicholas Paul Brysiewicz
    Nelson Treehouse Team
    Snøhetta

    • 59 min
    Housing Our Neighbors

    Housing Our Neighbors

    In this episode, we 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.htmlhttps://www.apa.org/monitor/2009/12/violencehttps://abcnews.go.com/US/incidents-violent-crime-homeless-grab-headlines-activists-urge/story?id=82443787https://www.commerce.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/hau-chg-mythsfacts-12-8-2016.pdfhttps://endhomelessness.org/blog/the-disturbing-realities-of-homelessness-and-violence/https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED438347.pdfhttps://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 speak with friend of the show Dr. Matthew Canham. 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
    Beyond Layer 7
    Dr. Matthew Canham's Personal Site
    Cognitive Security Institute
    Christopher J. Hadnagy
    Ian Farquhar
    Kevin Mitnick
    Robert Cialdini
    Black Hills Information Security Books
    YouTube Page of Jolly Roger Telephone Co
    Jordan Peele Deep Fake Obama
    Like War by PW Singer
    The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson and Lord William Rees-Mogg
    Unmasking Maskirovka: Russia's Cyber Influence Operations
    a...

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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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.

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Insightful AND Entertaining

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

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