I photograph, record, and write about the natural world. I see, I listen, I write. I fundamentally believe that curiosity can save the world—so I publish stories to make people curious. Ultimately, curiosity leads to discovery, discovery leads to knowledge, knowledge leads to insight, and insight leads to understanding. Please enjoy!
Episode 224 - Ryan McCarty And The Culture Of Good
In this free-flowing conversation, I interview Ryan McCarty, an extraordinary individual with a story to tell that is both inspirational and informative. Actually, that's all I'm going to say. Enjoy!
Episode 223 - Rick Hannon Of Evocative Sound
I first ran across Rick Hannon's work when I purchased his album, "Dusk to Dawn on the Camas Prairie." After listening to this extraordinary collection, I reached out to Rick, and he agreed to join me on the Natural Curiosity Project to to talk about career as a photojournalist, photographer, sound recordist, and sound designer. From natural soundscapes like the Camas Prairie, to the sounds of antique typewriters, Rick does it all.
Episode 222 - Thoughts On Television Commercials And Alexis De Tocqueville
A few thoughts about broadcast television (especially the commercials), see through the eyes of Alexis de Tocqueville.
Episode 221—A Few Thoughts On Wisdom
Just a few thoughts on the societal and generational progression from data to wisdom.
Episode 220 - George Vlad Captures The World
If you’re a regular listener, you know that I’m interested in the sounds of the natural world and have interviewed quite a few sound recordists on this program. In this episode, you’re going to meet a guy who is more than just a sound hobbyist. He works all over the world for big movie studios—in fact, when we recorded this, he had just returned from a shoot in the Sahara Desert in Algeria for a big Hollywood production He also produces sounds for the video game industry, which is far more complicated than you may think.
My guest is George Vlad. I learned about George’s work a few years ago when I ran across a photograph of him standing on the lip of a volcano with a boom pole extended over the rim. He has recorded soundscapes all over the world: the Amazon Basin, Borneo, the Arabian Desert, the rainforests of west Africa, Madagascar, and all over Europe, including in his native Romania. You can learn more about George and his work, and listen to some great tutorials, at mindful-audio.com, or at his YouTube site. But first, meet George. I caught up with him for this interview at his home in London.
Episode 219 - Reef Renewal USA
Episode 219 - Reef Renewal USA by Dr. Steven Shepard
Insightful Knowledge Every Episode
Applicable to business and life.
The Best Storyteller I’ve Ever Been Around
I had the pleasure of hearing Dr Shepard speak twice, and both times I was left in awe. I wondered how one person could seemingly live so many lives & know so much about a wide variety of topics.
He said it was his curiosity, he asked questions and was sincere.
When I saw this podcast on LinkedIn I went to iTunes and am hooked.
Thank you Dr Shepard for sharing your curiosity with all of us!
Growing my curiosity
Curiosity is one of those funny things that can sometimes get hungrier after it is fed, and the Natural Curiosity Project has a way of simultaneously satisfying my curiosity and driving my desire to keep learning. What a delightful paradox!
I love the varied topics and formats of each episode, always with Steve’s unique blend of playful insight and adventure at the helm. The radio-ready production quality and voice talent don’t hurt, either!
This podcast is an absolute gem, with something here for everyone. Thanks for making such a compulsively listenable and informative show, Steve!