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There’s no one you wouldn’t love if you knew their story. Michael Franti is a globally-recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts, and the power of his optimism. Tune in each week as he speaks with guests from all walks of life, but in particular, people who are cultural creatives — people who through their music, their art, their entrepreneurship, or their activism are changing the world. On the heels of five Billboard #1 singles and an array of Top 30 hits, Michael continues his mission of empowerment for positive change. This podcast is brought to you in partnership with American Songwriter Podcast Network and presented by Gibson.

Stay Human Michael Franti

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There’s no one you wouldn’t love if you knew their story. Michael Franti is a globally-recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts, and the power of his optimism. Tune in each week as he speaks with guests from all walks of life, but in particular, people who are cultural creatives — people who through their music, their art, their entrepreneurship, or their activism are changing the world. On the heels of five Billboard #1 singles and an array of Top 30 hits, Michael continues his mission of empowerment for positive change. This podcast is brought to you in partnership with American Songwriter Podcast Network and presented by Gibson.

    Adam Gardner of Guster/REVERB

    Adam Gardner of Guster/REVERB

    As a frontman of the band Guster and Co-Executive Director of REVERB, Adam has rallied his fellow musicians and their millions of fans to take action toward a better future for people and the planet at concerts and beyond.

    REVERB partners with major musicians like Billie Eilish, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Harry Styles, Fleetwood Mac, Dead & Company, John Mayer, P!NK, Maroon 5 and many others to reduce the environmental footprint of concerts while engaging and empowering fans to take action for people and the planet.

    Since 2004, REVERB’s programs and touring staff have been folded into 300+ major tours, festivals and venues, eliminating the use of over 3 MILLION single-use plastic water bottles, keeping over 180,000 Tonnes of CO2 from the air, supporting the creation of over 100 climate-change fighting projects around the world and over 4,200 environmental groups across the country.

    www.guster.com
    IG: @guster
    Spotify: Guster

    Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion

    Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion

    Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands out of Nashville, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. Their lyrical wit and hook heavy songwriting has certainly proved a winning method: since breaking onto the music scene in 2014, the band has notched eight No. 1 singles at country radio, surpassed one billion on-demand streams, earned several Platinum and Gold single certifications and headlined arenas and amphitheaters around the globe.

    www.weareolddominion.com
    @olddominionmusic
    @mtramsey
    Spotify: Old Dominion

    Maneet Chauhan (Chef and Entrepreneur)

    Maneet Chauhan (Chef and Entrepreneur)

    Maneet Chauhan is an award-winning chef, author, television personality and founding partner and president of Morph Hospitality Group in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a recipient of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award for her role as a permanent judge on Food Network’s 'Chopped.'

    Chauhan is the author of two cookbooks, 'Flavors of My World' and her most recent, 'Chaat: The Best Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India', which was released in October 2020.

    Chaat has appeared in the 'New York Times', 'Food & Wine', 'Travel + Leisure', 'Martha Stewart Living', 'Saveur', 'Food Network Magazine', and more. A leader in the Nashville community, Chauhan has been honored as one of the 'Nashville Business Journal' “40 under 40”, which highlights young, successful business leaders. She was also recognized in 'Nashville Lifestyles’ "Women in Business", which showcases local women who are at the top of their respective industries. In March 2020, Chauhan founded Hospitality Strong, a nonprofit benefiting hospitality workers in need, and she currently serves as an advisory board member for Nashville's COVID-19 Response Fund, founded to assist individuals, families and nonprofits experiencing financial hardship due to the virus.

    IG: @maneetchauhan

    David Ryan Harris (Producer/Songwriter)

    David Ryan Harris (Producer/Songwriter)

    While touring alongside artists such as John Mayer and Dave Matthews Band, David Ryan Harris has released six solo albums and has co-written with the likes of Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco (“Battle Scars”), James Bay, Phillip Phillips (“Collateral”), Tedeschi Trucks Band (“Revelator”), Marc Broussard (“Carencro”), Hunter Hayes, Lady A, The Shadowboxers, Hootie and the Blowfish, Gary Clark Jr and more. He is a songwriter, producer, singer, and musician with studios in both Los Angeles and Nashville.

    www.davidryanharris.com/
    IG: @drh3
    Spotify: David Ryan Harris

    NOTE: “Holy Moses” used with permission of the rights-holders.

    Jeff Orlowski (Director, The Social Dilemma) | Part 2 of 2

    Jeff Orlowski (Director, The Social Dilemma) | Part 2 of 2

    In Part 2 of their conversation, Jeff and Michael go beyond the surface and take a deeper dive into ‘The Social Dilemma’. Jeff Orlowski’s latest film ‘The Social Dilemma’ had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was penned as the #2 most watched documentary on Netflix, reaching 38 million households in 28 days! He is also the director, producer, and cinematographer of the award-winning films ‘Chasing Coral’ a​nd ​‘Chasing Ice’.​ ​‘Chasing Coral​‘ received the US Documentary Audience Award at Sundance in 2017. ​‘Chasing Ice’​ received the Documentary Cinematography award at Sundance in 2012 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Both films were shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, screened at Congress and the United Nations, and have garnered awards and accolades from film festivals around the globe. Jeff founded Exposure Labs, a production company dedicated to impact through film.

    MORE ABOUT JEFF:
    www.jefforlowski.com
    IG: @jefforlowski

    MORE ABOUT ‘THE SOCIAL DILEMMA’:
    www.thesocialdilemma.com
    IG: @thesocialdilemma

    Jeff Orlowski (Director, The Social Dilemma) | Part 1 of 2

    Jeff Orlowski (Director, The Social Dilemma) | Part 1 of 2

    Jeff Orlowski’s latest film ‘The Social Dilemma’ had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was penned as the #2 most watched documentary on Netflix, reaching 38 million households in 28 days! He is also the director, producer, and cinematographer of the award-winning films ‘Chasing Coral’ a​nd ​‘Chasing Ice’.​ ​‘Chasing Coral​‘ received the US Documentary Audience Award at Sundance in 2017. ​‘Chasing Ice’​ received the Documentary Cinematography award at Sundance in 2012 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Both films were shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, screened at Congress and the United Nations, and have garnered awards and accolades from film festivals around the globe. Jeff founded Exposure Labs, a production company dedicated to impact through film.

    MORE ABOUT JEFF:
    www.jefforlowski.com
    IG: @jefforlowski

    MORE ABOUT ‘THE SOCIAL DILEMMA’:
    www.thesocialdilemma.com
    IG: @thesocialdilemma

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

michemidl1 ,

Moving podcast

I just listened to the Dyana Williams episode. It was such a beautiful intro to Dyana and that energy was given right back to Michael. Such a wonderful exchange. I host a podcast where I interview Entertainment professionals and there is so much to learn from Michael. Such an easy going conversation between host and guest.

Max Branding ,

Absolute Knockout

Michael is an awesome human and has put together an awesome podcast interviewing other awesome humans. What's not to love?! Blown away by the episodes and take away super helpful lessons with each episode. Rockstar podcast (get it?)

AnnaGreenJ ,

Episode 28

Love the new episode with Manuel & Patricia Oliver 💛

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