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
3: Matty Matheson
In this episode Selema reflects on the high stakes, polarizing dance that is the social media landscape whilst musing on the stamina necessary to last in the podcast game. Selema proudly welcomes chef Matty Matheson for a raw and open conversation about pivoting, race, family, honesty and the importance of remaining true to who you are over everything else.
2: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
The ocean has a deep meaning to me and in this episode I get into why surfing and the ocean is so imbedded in who I am as a human being. That is why on this episode I’m beyond ecstatic about our guest, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. She is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, Urban Ocean Lab, and co-created the Blue New Deal. She also has a new book out available to preorder called, “All We Can Save” about the climate movement, and solutions to lead humanity forward. We talk about how she found her life’s work, and what her visions are for the future.
1: Adam J. Foss
welcome to episode 1 of the What Shapes Us podcast. Our first guest is Adam J. Foss. Adam is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Juvenile Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO) in Boston, MA. Since his viral Ted Talk on prosecution in February in 2016, Adam has gone on to found Prosecutor Impact, a non-profit developing training and curriculum for prosecutors to reframe their role in the criminal justice system. Selema talks with Adam about the current state of America two weeks after the killing of George Floyd.
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This show takes me on a journey every
Episode. Salema’s voice with sound fx and Hugh Maselela’s music👌🏽it’s a home run. This podcast is a must listen.
The Podcast I’ve Been Waiting For!!
Being A Supporter Of All Things Selema Masekela, I’ve Always Truly Enjoyed His Positive Energy, Great Stories, Interesting, Intelligent, FRESH, And THOUGHT PROVOKING Commentary. (Never Forgetting The Music Of ALEKESAM!!) Super Happy For This Podcast, And Mad Excited For The Bevy Of Delicious Conversational Content, Our Gracious Host Has In Store For All Of Those That Will Listen. Great Selection For The Intro Music!!
Quality AF content
Could not have started this adventure with a better dude. AJF. Respect.