Tune into The Brain Drop Podcast for up-to-date information on the Brain Drops Foundation. The podcast also features discussions, ideas, and interesting perspectives from an assortment of guests and members.
Episode Twelve: "Mind Terrarium" with Ethan Riddle
In this episode, our founder has a conversation with collage artist Ethan Riddle. He is a Pennsylvania based artist that constructs pieces of art that emulates something our founder described as a "Mind Terrarium".
His work was featured in the first issue of the Brain Drops Magazine, and it inspired the animation titled "Our Worlds".
Ethan's work can be found here:
Episode Eleven: "World Building" with Jaina Cipriano
In this episode, our founder has a conversation with team member Jaina Cipriano. She is a Boston based photographer, production designer, and filmmaker that shared some insight about "World Building".
Her work explores the emotional toll of religious and romantic entrapment through immersive sets and emotional performances that mirror the subconscious.
Her production company, Finding Bright Productions, recently collaborated with Carissa Johnson, a Boston based musician. That work is discussed in this podcast as well.
New single “Wasting Dreams” out 8/12
Next show: 8/31 with TORRES and Sarah Jaffe @soniamideast
Jaina's work can be found here:
Episode Ten: #DISREGARDCOMPLEX (Part 3) - With Adriana Green
This episode was originally recorded for The AUDIOVISIO Podcast EPISODE #7 Jeannie Tyrrell - Dismantling Capitalism, The Disregard Complex, & Being A Voice for The Underdog.
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Love and Light (Movement for change)
In this episode, Adriana talks to Jeannie Tyrrell, the founder of Brain Drops Foundation, author and illustrator of her personal memoir titled "Brain Drops," host of the Brain Drops podcast, and now the founder of her newest project, Brain Drops magazine.
Jeannie is a passionate advocate for immediate change to our current Zeitgeist, who sees the compassion fatigue, the rampant escapism, the widespread dissociation, and the real consequences that such ignorance has on societies most vulnerable communities.
Inspired by her mother's association, geared to help women in domestic violence situations, a series of turbulent events cause Jeannie to turn pain into purpose with the birth of the Brain Drops Foundation.
Jeannie talks to us about her battle to break through to the other side of escapism, good and bad forms of escapism and how to streamline restless energy that comes from compassion fatigue. She also unveils to us her term, the "disregard complex," and how it runs as a central theme throughout the foundation, book and magazine.
We also discuss the cognitive dissonance of billionaires, and how slowly but surely Brain Drops is working towards dismantling capitalism as we know it.
If you enjoy Disney, don't listen to this podcast. You've been warned.
Episode Nine: #DISREGARDCOMPLEX (Part 2) - Meet Ron Lam
In this Podcast, our Brain Drops Team Member, Nate Mercier, has a conversation with Ron Lam. Ron is a retired police officer and he gives us his take on the growing #DISREGARDCOMPLEX. He shares his views on social media, communication, and his journey between being both a police officer and actor.
Episode Eight: #DISREGARDCOMPLEX (Part 1)
In this episode, Brain Drops Team member Nate Mercier brings back our founder for a conversation about what is currently happening specifically in the United States. Nate also unpacks the first chapter of our founder's book, and asks her questions about what she has written.
Our founder routinely takes a scary leap, and speaks out about the exploitation that goes along with toxic escapism. She doesn't hold back when she talks about the effect that it has on our society as a whole, because she believes that the #DISREGARDCOMPLEX needs to be addressed.
Episode Seven: Meet Yvette Espinoza
Yvette is the creator of “envy eighteen photography”. She is a Hispanic portrait artist with a focus on “dream-like” editorials. She strongly believes in inclusivity in the arts and in everyday life. At just 6 months old, she was given the biggest challenge and had to fight for her life. Yvette underwent a liver transplant procedure and was later diagnosed with a rare disease called Dermatomyositis. Given the lifestyle she had to follow in order to stay “normal”, Espinoza discovered photography for her senior project, but it has grown to be so much more.
In this podcast, our team member Nate Mercier asks Yvette questions about her growing photography business, and she offers up some advice to anyone interested in branching out in the photography world.