10 episodes

What Shapes Us is an exploration into the incidents and accidents that shape us into being. Selema Masekela, a relentlessly curious narrator of the human experience, takes us on a journey through personal anecdotes from his own life and in depth, conversational exchanges with a wide landscape of dynamic and interesting individuals. Athletes, activists, artists, critical thinkers, disruptors; anyone with a unique perspective on this thing called life, is welcome to contribute answers to the always evolving question...What Shapes Us

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 99 Ratings

What Shapes Us is an exploration into the incidents and accidents that shape us into being. Selema Masekela, a relentlessly curious narrator of the human experience, takes us on a journey through personal anecdotes from his own life and in depth, conversational exchanges with a wide landscape of dynamic and interesting individuals. Athletes, activists, artists, critical thinkers, disruptors; anyone with a unique perspective on this thing called life, is welcome to contribute answers to the always evolving question...What Shapes Us

    10: Redbull

    10: Redbull

    Selema brings a conversation he had at the Redbull At Work Tent-pole event. He talked to three athletes - Dassy Lee, Kate Cortney, Justin William- about their breaking norms in their surrounding and culture, finding their passion and discovering they can do it as a career, and how to build routine for your mental state.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    9: Louis the Child and PineappleCITI

    9: Louis the Child and PineappleCITI

    Motivation was stifled during the pandemic and artists where ether going into a creative hyphenation or found ways to recenter them self and reevaluate their creativity. Our guests, Louis the Child and PineappleCITI, talk through how they took on quarantine and what challenges they faced musically with it. How they stayed motivated and even rediscovered it. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    8: Jon Rose

    8: Jon Rose

    What makes you a Kook? Jon Rose takes us on a global adventure of how he fell into global relief effort and created Waves for Water. Selema also brings his past and why Jon chose adventrue as escape, enjoying your aging and the wisdom it brings, and finding your passion. 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    7: Atiba Jefferson

    7: Atiba Jefferson

    Selema is opening up his Covid Files to show you an interview he did with legendary photographer Atiba Jefferson. Selema goes into their history of when they first met at Atiba’s skate shop. Atiba moving out to California to follow his dream of being a photographer for skaters. And advice for those coming out of Covid what they can do to get out of the slump that we all slipped into. 

    Check out Atiba Jefferson work IG @atibaphoto 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    6: Radha Blank

    6: Radha Blank

    On this episode of the What Shapes Us Podcast Selema welcomes writer, actor, producer, director and close friend Radha Blank. Radha talks about how the pandemic gave her a new perspective on life. They talk about her movie "The Forty-Year-Old Version" and both Selema and Radha share family memories that shaped them into the creatives they are today. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    5: Marc Rebillet

    5: Marc Rebillet

    The loop Daddy himself Marc Rebillet joins Selema to talk about how he became an incredible force that took the internet by storm. They talk about what shaped his musical style, how Marc found what was important in his life during the lockdown, and how he got the queen herself Erykah Badu to do a livestream performance. All this and so much more on this episode of the What Shapes Us podcast.  

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Fish.Girl ,

Down to earth

The discussion is very solid and real, with great insight and self reflection and a dash of self deprecating humor. Life lessons in a bowl of salsa!

Peterinbrklyn ,

Bring it back!

More, more, more! Seriously though, great interviews and story telling

dmillerg ,

We need more!

I love this show! I wish this show was on a regular release schedule. But when you drop one it’s always fire

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