15 episodes

The Deep Dive is a culture and insights podcast with Philip McKenzie, an anthropologist who uses his expertise in culture to advise organizations on how best to thrive in an increasingly challenging and uncertain environment. Every week, Philip goes below the surface with the people who matter the most.

The Deep Dive Philip McKenzie

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The Deep Dive is a culture and insights podcast with Philip McKenzie, an anthropologist who uses his expertise in culture to advise organizations on how best to thrive in an increasingly challenging and uncertain environment. Every week, Philip goes below the surface with the people who matter the most.

    The Art of the Scratch– A Conversation with Rob Principe

    The Art of the Scratch– A Conversation with Rob Principe

    In this conversation, Philip spends time with Ron Principe, co-creator of the Scratch DJ Academy discussing the origin of the Academy the first of its kind school for the art form of DJing. They cover the impact of technology on music, the power of music in branding, and the inherent futurism of DJs. 

    The Drop – The segment of the show were both Philip and his guest share tasty morsels of intellectual goodness and creative musings. 

    Philip’s Drop: Phil’s Frida Kahlo obsession. Frida

    The book

    Rob Principe’s Drop: Conscientious Objector – Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

    *as inspired by Maya Angelou 

    • 52 min
    The Meaning and Message of Influencer Marketing– A Conversation with Adam Williams

    The Meaning and Message of Influencer Marketing– A Conversation with Adam Williams

    In this conversation, Philip spends time with Adam Williams, CEO of Takumi a London/NYC based influencer marketing firm. In their conversation they discuss the evolution of influencer marketing and what is on the horizon for the fast growing but controversial marketing category. 

    The Drop – The segment of the show were both Philip and his guest share tasty morsels of intellectual goodness and creative musings. 

    Philip’s Drop: Michael Kiwanuka’s most recent album Kiwanuka

    Adam Williams’ Drop: The Missing Cryptoqueen

    • 42 min
    Fighting Against the Binary – A Conversation with Faris Yakob

    Fighting Against the Binary – A Conversation with Faris Yakob

    In this conversation, Philip and Faris discuss how the world of advertising has evolved and what that has meant for creative’s. Advertising has become a “collection of things” and they breakdown the mythology of binary. 

    Rigor vs. Measurement

    Art vs. Science

    Generalist vs. Specialist




    The Drop – The segment of the show were both Philip and his guest share tasty morsels of intellectual goodness and creative musings. 

    Philip’s Drop: The Age of Surveillance CapitalismFaris Yakob’s Drop:Strands of GeniusThe Calm App

    • 1 hr
    The Commons, Culture and Designing a Smart Ecosystem– A Conversation with Dr. Tia Kansara

    The Commons, Culture and Designing a Smart Ecosystem– A Conversation with Dr. Tia Kansara

    In this conversation, Philip takes a journey through space and time with Dr. Tia Kansara, Founder of Replenish Earth. They discuss the importance of the global commons and how Replenish Earth focuses on creating an ecosystem that exist in harmony with nature. Additionally, how do we transform our language, business norms and ensuing strategy to make a better life.

    The Drop – The segment of the show where both Philip and his guest share tasty morsels of intellectual goodness and creative musings.

    Philip’s Drop: Stars

    Dr. Kansara’s Drop: A question: In 50 years time, what will you be doing and what does your life look like? Email Dr. Kansara here: tia@replenish.earth

    • 50 min
    The Black Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations – A Conversation with Prof. William A. (Sandy) Darity

    The Black Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations – A Conversation with Prof. William A. (Sandy) Darity

    In this conversation, Philip spends time with Prof. Sandy Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University. Prof. Darity is one of the foremost experts on the Black wealth gap and reparations and he and Philip discuss the economic and historical case for reparations and its effect on the trajectory of the country. 

    Prof. Darity holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has published or edited 13 books and more than 250 articles in professional journals. His newest book coauthored with Kirsten Mullen, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century, is forthcoming in 2020 from the University of North Carolina Press. 

    The Drop – The segment of the show where both Philip and his guest share tasty morsels of intellectual goodness and creative musings. 

    Philip’s Drop: The Lathe of Heaven – Ursula K. Le GuinProf. Darity’s Drop:The Black Jacobins – C.L.R JamesCapitalism & Slavery - Eric Williams Black Reconstruction In America – W.E.B Dubois

    • 57 min
    AI, Ethics and the Human Future – A Conversation with Prof. Timothy Snyder

    AI, Ethics and the Human Future – A Conversation with Prof. Timothy Snyder

    In this conversation, Philip spends time with Timothy Snyder, Yale Professor of History at Yale University. The basis for their conversation is Prof. Snyder’s article “What Turing Told Us About the Digital Threat to a Human Future”. The rise of AI and its ensuing potential and threat to human future is dissected over the course of the episode. We also find time to tackle some current news, the Ukraine and how Prof. Snyder’s book "The Road to UnFreedom" makes sense of our increasing digitalization and the rising threats to democracy. 

    Links of interestNew York Review of BooksPhilip’s Drop Prof. Synder’s Drop 

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

BK the Brooklyn Kid ,

Makes me Smarter

Enjoy this show a lot. Makes me smarter and helps me with challenging ideas I can bring to clients. Exactly what I need. Keep up the good work.

djmodenyc ,

Great host

Awesome questions, and great ability to draw out deeper stories from guests!

Bishqbish ,

Compelling!

Phil does a great job diving deep on various subject matter with his guests and tying it all back to cultural relevance and impact. Beyond just depth is a breadth of subject matter that makes this a compelling listen each week whether you consider yourself specialist or generalist.

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