90 episodes

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 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 presented by Pact. Follow now wherever you listen to podcasts to join the movement: www.stayhumanpodcast.com

Stay Human Michael Franti

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    • 4.9 • 217 Ratings

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 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 presented by Pact. Follow now wherever you listen to podcasts to join the movement: www.stayhumanpodcast.com

    089. Jewel (Recording Artist)

    089. Jewel (Recording Artist)

    Throughout her extensive career, Jewel has sold 30M+ albums worldwide and has earned countless Music Award nominations and wins from the GRAMMYs, the American Music Awards, the MTV Awards, the VH1 Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and the Country Music Awards. She has graced the cover of TIME Magazine and Rolling Stone, she's performed on Saturday Night Live, at the Super Bowl, at the NBA Finals, for The Pope and for the President Of The United States — and she is one of the few singer-songwriters to top the chart in every genre she's written in, including Folk, Pop, Club, Country, Standards, Children's, and even Holiday Music.
     
    https://jeweljk.com 
    IG: @jewel
    Spotify: Jewel
    Songlines by Jewel: https://songlinesbyjewel.com 
    New album Freewheelin’ Woman is OUT NOW! 

    NEW album Follow Your Heart: https://orcd.co/followyourheart 
    Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com 
    The Stay Human podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://stayhumanpodcast.com 


    PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:
    Executive Producers: Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management 
    Producer: Angie Griffith for BPOSITIIV
    Artist Manager: Caitlin Stone for Activist Artists Management
    Management Coordinator: Bryce Matthews for Activist Artists Management
    Social Media Manager: Kaitlyn Parmenter for Alchemy Artist Services
    Presenting Sponsor: Pact
    Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti 
    Editing by: Roger Gowdy for Page Turners Studio

    • 49 min
    088. Dan Sheehan of California Roots Music & Arts Festival

    088. Dan Sheehan of California Roots Music & Arts Festival

    Dan Sheehan is the Co-Owner and Producer of the largest reggae festival in the US, the California Roots Music & Arts Festival, and he's also the promoter and operational partner for music venues and other outdoor festivals throughout North America. Cali Roots has become synonymous with a lineup heavy with the top performers in the genre, cultivated fan experiences, dedicated greening initiatives and a commitment to giving back to incredible nonprofits. Not only that, but for their unwavering dedication to the environment, in 2020, Cali Roots became the first certified green event in the State of California.
     
    https://www.californiarootsfestival.com 
    IG: @calirootsfest, @therealdansheehan


    NEW album Follow Your Heart: https://orcd.co/followyourheart 
    Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com 
    The Stay Human podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://stayhumanpodcast.com 

    PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:
    Executive Producers: Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management 
    Producer: Angie Griffith for BPOSITIIV
    Artist Manager: Caitlin Stone for Activist Artists Management
    Management Coordinator: Bryce Matthews for Activist Artists Management
    Social Media Manager: Kaitlyn Parmenter for Alchemy Artist Services
    Presenting Sponsor: Gibson Brands  
    Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti 
    Editing by: Roger Gowdy for Page Turners Studio

    • 42 min
    087. Tiki Taane (Recording Artist)

    087. Tiki Taane (Recording Artist)

    Tiki Taane is widely considered to be an influential element in the pioneering of New Zealand's bass culture, as well as the country's most prolific and talented "genre-bending experimentalist". Praised as much for his powerful, headlining live performances as he is for the anthems he writes and produces, his extraordinary ability to rock the mic as both a gifted performance MC and a solo acoustic performer is something to be experienced firsthand.
     
    https://tikidub.com
    IG: @tikitaane
    Spotify: Tiki Taane
     
    NEW album Follow Your Heart: https://orcd.co/followyourheart
    Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com
    The Stay Human podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://stayhumanpodcast.com
     
    PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:
    Executive Producers: Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management
    Producer: Angie Griffith for BPOSITIIV
    Artist Manager: Caitlin Stone for Activist Artists Management
    Management Coordinator: Bryce Matthews for Activist Artists Management
    Social Media Manager: Kaitlyn Parmenter for Alchemy Artist Services
    Presenting Sponsor: Gibson Brands  
    Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti 
    Editing by: Roger Gowdy for Page Turners Studio

    • 46 min
    086. Kyle McDonald of Slightly Stoopid

    086. Kyle McDonald of Slightly Stoopid

    Slightly Stoopid is a duo that has not only survived, but thrived - staying true to their authenticity throughout two decades of relentless touring and an evolution of songwriting. Remaining unwavering in their principles of independence, honoring their diversity of influences and mentors, and furthering their inherited legacy of the Southern California sound, Slightly Stoopid continues to stand strong as a musical brotherhood that always welcomes guest musicians and the art of collaboration. 
     
    https://www.slightlystoopid.com
    IG: @slightlystoopid
    Spotify: Slightly Stoopid
     
    NEW album
    Follow Your Heart
    : https://orcd.co/followyourheart
    Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com
    The
    Stay Human
     podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://stayhumanpodcast.com
     
    PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:
    Executive Producers: Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management
    Producer: Angie Griffith for BPOSITIIV
    Artist Manager: Caitlin Stone for Activist Artists Management
    Management Coordinator: Bryce Matthews for Activist Artists Management
    Social Media Manager: Kaitlyn Parmenter for Alchemy Artist Services
    Presenting Sponsor: Gibson Brands  
    Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti 
    Editing by: Roger Gowdy for Page Turners Studio

    EXTRA special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Gibson! 

    • 53 min
    085. Janet Stone (Yoga Instructor)

    085. Janet Stone (Yoga Instructor)

    Janet Stone has immersed herself into the ancient practices of yoga for over thirty years. She shares her teachings from the heart, creating a unique approach to living yoga through curiosity, devotion, and dedication. She offers classes globally that challenge her students to investigate what they think they know, to hold compassion for what they discover within themselves, and to remember presence, the long-view, and the radical depth of our interconnectedness.
     
    www.janetstoneyoga.com
    IG: @janetstoneyoga
    Spotify: Janet Stone
     
    NEW album Follow Your Heart: https://orcd.co/followyourheart
    Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com
    The Stay Human podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://stayhumanpodcast.com
     
    PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:
    Executive Producers: Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management
    Producer: Angie Griffith for BPOSITIIV
    Artist Manager: Caitlin Stone for Activist Artists Management
    Management Coordinator: Bryce Matthews for Activist Artists Management
    Social Media Manager: Kaitlyn Parmenter for Alchemy Artist Services
    Presenting Sponsor: Gibson Brands  
    Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti 
    Editing by: Roger Gowdy for Page Turners Studio

    • 47 min
    084. Matt Roads of Tropidelic

    084. Matt Roads of Tropidelic

    Matt Roads formed the six-piece band Tropidelic in 2005 while jamming in the dorms at Kent State University in Ohio. Quickly elevating themselves in the live circuit, Tropidelic can now be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals. Following on the success of their 2019 release Here in the Heights, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard reggae charts, Tropidelic has released a series of impressive singles and has amassed over five million streams.
     
    www.tropidelic.com
    IG: @tropidelic
    Spotify: Tropidelic
     
    NEW album Follow Your Heart: https://orcd.co/followyourheart
    Keep in touch with Michael online: https://michaelfranti.com
    The Stay Human podcast is available wherever you listen to podcasts: https://stayhumanpodcast.com
     
    PODCAST EPISODE CREDITS:
    Executive Producers: Michael Franti and Activist Artists Management
    Producer: Angie Griffith for BPOSITIIV
    Artist Manager: Caitlin Stone for Activist Artists Management
    Management Coordinator: Bryce Matthews for Activist Artists Management
    Social Media Manager: Kaitlyn Parmenter for Alchemy Artist Services
    Presenting Sponsor: Gibson Brands  
    Instrumental from: “Crazy For You” by Michael Franti 
    Editing by: Roger Gowdy for Page Turners Studio

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

gbrownpro ,

I’m So Glad I Found This Podcast

I found Michael Franti through a review of someone writing about my music and comparing my message to his. Unfortunately, my music knowledge was not deep enough for me to discover Michael Franti. My mind is blown because I can now hear someone that I resonate with on my music journey. I Give Thanks to the Universe for my discovery of Michael Franti, his message and his podcast.

nmmand3 ,

not so HUMAN

I was excited for this when I read this:

The FOLLOW YOUR HEART tour is about listening to the voice inside you, being your authentic self, and building community, so together we can let go, dance, celebrate life, hit the reset button and walk out feeling a little bit taller!!!

I was excited until I emailed the venue in Maine, closest to me regarding restrictions for your outdoor concert there on July 1.

Discrimination is what I got in reply to my inquiry. I have been "following my heart", DEEPLY listening to the voice inside me (for all of my adult life actually), building community...but looks like doing so at concerts is still not an option for an individual like me.

We have been starving for live shows by artists we love....starving to do what is in orange above, with one of my favorite artists and all of the beautiful people who attend...I have been at a few shows where you have pulled me and my daughters up on stage, hugged us, danced with us, and never for a second did I ever think you would want to not be near anyone in the HUMAN race. I'm deeply saddened to see that you're not actually doing what your statement says.

I have wonderful memories of your shows and the fun times my daughters and I had together at them.

I wish you blessings and peace and love, AND I wish for you to open your heart and mind to EVERYONE. You stand for freedom and love and inclusion. Or do you?

Wilanz ,

Getting to know Humans

Really do enjoy getting to know human stories. Reminds me of what it means to be and stay human. Thank you for the vibes

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