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Overwhelmed by the world? Looking for inspiration? You're not alone! Join Jacke Wilson (host of the History of Literature Podcast) as he searches for smart people doing awesome things.

The Smart Awesome Show Jacke Wilson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Overwhelmed by the world? Looking for inspiration? You're not alone! Join Jacke Wilson (host of the History of Literature Podcast) as he searches for smart people doing awesome things.

    The Nurse Who Started a Foundation (with Jennifer Weitzel)

    The Nurse Who Started a Foundation (with Jennifer Weitzel)

    Jennifer Weitzel took a roundabout path to becoming a nurse – and an even more unlikely swerve into the world of running a nonprofit organization. For the past ten years, she and her foundation (Health Ministries for Haiti) have pursued a mission of improving the lives of Haitians by focusing on  the areas of Healthcare, … Continue reading The Nurse Who Started a Foundation (with Jennifer Weitzel)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Inventing Pipes of Peace (with Dr Mo Ehsani)

    Inventing Pipes of Peace (with Dr Mo Ehsani)

    We count on these unsung heroes of civilization every single day, and yet most of us never give them a moment’s thought. And yet, if we didn’t have pipes, or if they didn’t work well, we would surely notice the difference immediately. Our reliance on pipes goes beyond what flows to and from our kitchens … Continue reading Inventing Pipes of Peace (with Dr Mo Ehsani)

    • 41 min
    Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain (with Dr Nim Tottenham)

    Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain (with Dr Nim Tottenham)

    Why does the human brain take so long to develop? What’s happening during the process? Dr. Nim Tottenham joins the show for a discussion of the neurobiology of emotional development, how childhood traumas can affect the mind at different stages, and new research into how we can identify and seek to repair disruptions to a … Continue reading Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain (with Dr Nim Tottenham)

    • 47 min
    The Strategic Philanthropist (with Rahim Rajan)

    The Strategic Philanthropist (with Rahim Rajan)

    Welcome to the Smart Awesome Show! In this new podcast, Jacke Wilson (host of the History of Literature Podcast) deals with terrible news by talking to smart people who are doing awesome things. In this epsiode, Jacke is joined by Rahim Rajan, Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who explains how strategic … Continue reading The Strategic Philanthropist (with Rahim Rajan)

    • 56 min

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DRLee13 ,

Smart is Awesome

Jacke Wilson is a great storyteller and has clearly absorbed true wisdom from all of those books he has read and life-experience he has had. The initial podcast is a good indication of what we can expect from this essential commentator. More Jacke is most welcome.

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