The Limit Does Not Exist

The Limit Does Not Exist

By iHeartRadio

Do you love astrophysics and ballet? Enjoy writing screenplays and code? Dream of applying your theater degree to the tech world? The Limit Does Not Exist is a podcast that believes when it comes to pursuing your passions, you shouldn’t have to choose. Through an entertaining and eye-opening mix of interviews, concrete tools, and real talk, hosts Christina Wallace and Cate Scott Campbell help you follow your curiosity, embrace your individuality, and build an interdisciplinary career that’s as unique and dynamic as you are.


Episode #124: Live the Questions (Richard Nash)

As we continue to navigate the changing landscape of this challenging time, we’re joined by Richard Nash, a coach who specializes in helping creatives become more entrepreneurial, business folks become more creative, and all types of professionals become more comfortable with transitions. No stranger to career zigs and zags, Richard brings his range of theater, publishing, and entrepreneurial experience to our conversation. We discuss doing versus being, why it’s smart to ask stupid questions, and how to rediscover the joy of discovery. Learn more about your ad-choices at
25/05/2031m 3s

Episode #123: TLDNE Mixtape: What Do I Do Now?

Since a lot of us are going through transitions right now, we’ve rounded up some of the best TLDNE advice for fresh starts, restarts, changes in direction, or entirely different roadmaps. Tune in to hear Stephanie Pereira, Tyler Thrasher, Dr. Sabriya Stukes, and Jen Gotch share mindsets, strategies, and perspectives that will help you take your next step. Learn more about your ad-choices at
18/05/2045m 54s

Episode #122: A Pilgrim in Art and Science (Natalie Settles)

This week, Natalie Settles invites us on her pilgrimage through art and science and shares many insights along the way. Natalie is an award-winning artist and scientist whose work recasts the interdisciplinary relationship between evolutionary biology and Victorian design. Her ability to move between disciplines and make art in limited spaces has given Natalie a unique lens on the creative process, the health crisis, and transitions of all kinds. So pack your headphones, bring along your curiosity, and join us on this inspiring journey. Learn more about your ad-choices at
11/05/2054m 56s

Episode #121: Office Hours: Tell Me About Yourself

How do you explain who you are and what you do in a way that makes sense to others — and more importantly, to you? We’re here to help you present your myriad strengths as the highly valuable package that they are, by identifying your personal brand, translatable skills, and even what the heck to put on your website. So whether you’re gearing up to change careers, move into a new industry, or you just want to feel comfortable and confident about all of the pieces of your story, you’ve come to the right office. Learn more about your ad-choices at
04/05/2048m 43s

Episode #120: The Questioneers (Andrea Beaty & Lauren Gunderson)

Power duo alert! This week, we’re talking with Andrea Beaty, author of the children’s book series The Questioneers (which includes Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect) and Lauren Gunderson, America’s most produced playwright and Andrea’s collaborator in taking Rosie and friends from the page to the stage. Andrea tells us how a multidisciplinary kid from the Midwest became a famous author by being “gifted with obliviousness,” and Lauren lets us in on her prolific process and shares why theater and science are such a perfect pair. Learn more about your ad-choices at
27/04/2046m 58s

Episode #119: Creative Analytics (Claire Van Holland)

Ever wish you had a friend who understood the ins and outs of your multidisciplinary life and also spoke finance fluently? Consider Claire Van Holland your new BFF. Claire tells us how she moved from corporate media to furniture and home goods, and then to the CV Ledger, her accountancy firm for creatives — all while dancing along the way. Listen in for business real talk without jargon or judgement, and guidance on how to build a financial foundation with the same gusto as you approach your chosen work. Learn more about your ad-choices at
20/04/2038m 3s

Episode #118: In the Zoom Zoom Room

As we navigate this continually changing landscape, we’re back with another C&C episode. This week, we’re sharing updates from our lives as we do our best to find balance and a little bit of breathing room amidst the chaos — and even create some positive change in the ways we know how. Also: making a care budget, redefining Slacktivism, and staying sane on social media. Learn more about your ad-choices at
13/04/2045m 17s

Episode #117: Caves, Crystals, and Curiosity (Tyler Thrasher)

Is it really possible to follow all of your curiosities for a living? Say hello to Tyler Thrasher. He's made a career out of exploring caves, hybridizing plants, and growing crystals on insects, and he's here to tell us how. It starts with a major pivot away from computer animation and a return to his love of the natural world, hacking his fascinations and building a business model to support his life as a full-time (and self-taught!) artist and scientist. Learn more about your ad-choices at
06/04/2053m 23s

Episode #116: The Upside of Being Down (Jen Gotch)

Could you use a strong dose of optimism right about now? Meet our guest Jen Gotch: a creative powerhouse, mental health advocate, the chief creative officer of, and author of a new book called The Upside of Being Down. Jen takes us down the winding path that got her to where she is today, and shares insights on how to untether yourself from your work, listen to your gut, and excavate who you really are. And yes, she helps us find the upside to the pandemic. Learn more about your ad-choices at
30/03/2053m 18s

Episode #115: Hello From The Social Distance

We might be isolated, but we’re here. In this special C&C episode, we’re sharing some resources, ideas, feelings, and encouragement that we hope will help during this challenging and uncertain time of COVID-19. While we don't know what tomorrow or even the next hour looks like, we do know we can get through it together. If anyone can, it's this community of Human Venn Diagrams. Learn more about your ad-choices at
23/03/2050m 0s

Episode #114: Customize Your Creativity (Rachel Friedman)

Can dreams really change? Does a creative life have to be all or nothing? Should you give up or keep going? If you’ve ever asked yourself questions like these, this episode is a must-listen. Our guest is Rachel Friedman, author of And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood. We discuss how to customize your creativity in a way that’s truly aligned with who you are, as Rachel shares the through-lines, surprises, and patterns of success and fulfillment. Learn more about your ad-choices at
16/03/2056m 55s

Episode #113: For the Love of Pi(e) (Lauren Ko)

In honor of our podcast’s official holiday, we’re celebrating all things Pi and pie! Our special guest is Lauren Ko: an artist, self-taught baker, and the founder of the wildly popular Instagram account @lokokitchen. We get the dish from Lauren about how she creates her incredibly vibrant and intricate geometric pies, how she navigated a 180º career shift to go all-in on baking, and why it’s perfectly ironic that she now reimagines a classic American dessert for a living. Prepare your palate for baking tips, inspiring creative advice, and a math treat at the end! Learn more about your ad-choices at
09/03/2051m 1s

Episode #112: TLDNE MBA: Claim Your Worth

How do you make a real career out of your multiple interests? Including things like paid time-off, health insurance, and retirement savings? Today, we’re sharing tons of resources and strategies to help you claim your worth, negotiate your rates, manage your taxes, and take ownership of your finances. Because you deserve it. Learn more about your ad-choices at
02/03/2056m 7s

Episode #111: Star Power (Dr. Aomawa Shields & Amy Secunda)

In our ongoing takedown of the idea that the arts and sciences are polar opposites, we bring you Dr. Aomawa Shields and Amy Secunda: two actresses turned astronomers! They tell us exactly how they made the transition from studying scripts to stars and trusted what the universe was telling them. Plus, the ultimate selflessness of self-care, how to know when to focus or diversify, and why your 12-year-old self might not actually have known what’s best for you.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
24/02/2048m 4s

Episode #110: Agents of Change (Gabriele & Billy Almon)

How do you make a real impact in the world? This week’s guest Gabriele Almon is a former humanitarian staffer turned undercover Hollywood operative who’s bringing the creative industry and the public sector together to do just that. She tells us how she’s leveraging storytelling to create transformational change, and she’s joined by her husband and former TLDNE guest Billy Almon, a designer and storyteller with a passion for nature, technology, and innovation. This power couple shares what makes their partnership thrive, including why it’s important to know if you need a high five or a game plan.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
17/02/2043m 51s

Episode #109: Love and Partnership

We think Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate and reflect on partnerships of all kinds, not just romantic ones. In this special C&C episode, we’re taking you behind the scenes of our creative partnership and talking about why we work so well together. We’ve got lots of personal insights on how to build a partnership from the ground up, as well as tips from professionals. Whether you’re looking for a new partner in creativity or want to love the one you’re with, tune in! Learn more about your ad-choices at
10/02/2049m 55s

Episode #108: Take A Radical Sabbatical (Sabriya Stukes)

What do you do when you find yourself in a major life transition with no apartment, no relationship, no job, and no idea what you want to do next? This week’s guest Dr. Sabriya Stukes took a “radical sabbatical” to discover what she cared most about and how she wanted to make an impact in the world. Whether you’ve got a lot of change happening all at once or the desire to switch things up a bit, listen in. This episode is full of real talk about what to do you’re not okay, when and how to ask for help, and why the biggest challenges can be the greatest guides. Learn more about your ad-choices at
03/02/2050m 49s

Episode #107: Who Are You On The Internet? (Maya Man)

If you're struggling to find your place online, both creatively and as a human in general, listen up! Our guest is Maya Man, an artist and technologist based in New York City who’s building experiments at the Google Creative Lab, dancing in studios and public spaces, and maintaining her love/hate relationship with the internet, which she describes as mostly love. We discuss how to disrupt your daily screen trance, turn a world of devices into your own digital playground, and stay inspired and real both on and offline. Learn more about your ad-choices at
27/01/2048m 23s

Episode #106: Office Hours: Overcoming Overwhelm

Welcome to Office Hours, a new kind of episode in which we tackle your big questions and common Human Venn Diagram challenges! This week, we’re talking about what to do when you feel overwhelmed — by decisions, work, feelings, social media, the news, or everything all at once. We discuss how to let overwhelm be a map instead of a roadblock, and share lots of strategies to help you choose your next project, begin it with confidence, and get it all done.   Learn more about your ad-choices at
20/01/2040m 3s

Episode #105: The Age of Experience (Mikhael Tara Garver)

Have you ever felt like having a day job to pay the bills makes you somehow less of a creative? What if that day job turns you into a pioneer of a brand-new field? Mikhael Tara Garver is a living example of this — she’s a director, experiential architect, founder of experiential entertainment studio 13Exp, and recently joined Category41 as Head of Experiential Entertainment. Mikhael shares how her theater background and love of spreadsheets led her to create experiences, and why her work is tailor-made for Human Venn Diagrams. Plus, we're sharing our best project management strategies and learning methods to help you stay at the forefront of whatever field you’re in.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
13/01/2035m 56s

Episode #104: Hindsight is 20/20 (Keith Kirkland)

Wondering if you’re on the right path — or if your path even exists yet? We’ve got you. Our guest is Keith Kirkland, a mechanical engineer, accessories designer, and industrial designer who’s the cofounder of Wear Works, a wearable technology startup. Keith fills us in on what he’s building at Wear Works, how it’s the perfect destination of his zigzag path, and why following what feels authentic to us is the most generous thing we can do. Learn more about your ad-choices at
06/01/2046m 1s

Episode #103: Find Your People (Stephanie Pereira)

Who’s in your community? If the idea of finding your people feels abstract, scary, or totally impossible, press play! Our guest is Stephanie Pereira, a community engagement expert and the Director of NEW INC, an incubator for creators working at the intersection of art, design and technology. Tune in for game-changing tips on how to build a real following and successfully launch your next great creative idea into the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at
06/01/2046m 10s

Episode #102: Bring On the New

Welcome to #TLDNE2020! We’re back with concrete tools, real talk, and a whole lot of inspiration for you as you kick off your own fresh start and/or thrilling return. In this Cate & Christina episode, we’ll discuss how to recession-proof your creative practice and why early-career setbacks can set you up for success. Plus, we’ll help you connect your own personal dots with something we call Life Graph. Learn more about your ad-choices at
06/01/2045m 55s

Trailer: The Limit Does Not Exist

When it comes to pursuing your passions, you shouldn’t have to choose. The Limit Does Not Exist is a podcast for people who want to embrace the “and” instead of “or” in their careers — offering concrete tools, real talk, and conversations with inspiring guests who have crafted their own interdisciplinary careers across STEM and the arts. The Limit Does Not Exist is a podcast from iHeartRadio and co-hosts serial entrepreneur/storyteller Christina Wallace and actress/writer/director Cate Scott Campbell. Learn more about your ad-choices at
23/12/191m 33s

Episode #101: The Summer of Joy, Reprise

In this very special Cate & Christina episode you’ll hear why we’re both naming our summers the Summer of Joy (Reprise)! We also discuss the magic of discovering and leaning into your superpower, the phase of exploration that’s essential for any creative endeavor (and creative life in general), and we share some big news. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 6m

Episode #100: Visions of the Future (LIVE at JPL)

It’s our 100th episode, live from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California! We’re thrilled to be talking with five visual strategists from The Studio at JPL: David Delgado, David Levine, Liz de la Torre, Lois Kim, and Dan Goods, who founded the group. You’ll hear how they partner with scientists and engineers to help them “think through their thinking,” as well as communicate both within NASA and with the public about the groundbreaking work at JPL. They’ll also tell us how they got the coolest jobs ever, and fill us in on some of their awesome projects, like wearable tech for astronauts, visualizing live communications from NASA’s Deep Space Network, and a whole lot more. It’s a total blast! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 10m

Episode #99: Hustle & Be Kind (Amy Emmerich)

If your dream job doesn’t exist yet, how do you hustle your way forward? That’s a perfect question for Amy Emmerich, the Chief Content Officer at Refinery29 and your newest career cheerleader. Amy started out behind the camera and is now driving content strategy across all platforms, constantly adapting to an ever-changing storytelling landscape. Amy discusses the key ingredients that have helped her succeed in a highly original career path—and she shares tons of inspiring takeaways for you as you journey along your own. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 7m

Episode #98: Magic in Heels (Kayla Drescher)

When you think of a magician, do you think of a guy in a top hat? Or things like 3D printing and the Pythagorean Theorem? Meet Kayla Drescher, a professional magician who’s also part scientist, part comedian, and part bartender. Kayla tells us what being a full-time magician actually looks like: from the entrepreneurial side, to developing her own unique voice, to studying science in order to defy it. You’ll also hear how she’s taking a lead in developing resources for women and girls who want to pursue magic without sporting that top hat you may have been thinking of. Prepare yourself now for lots of wow moments! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1958m 40s

Episode #97: Big Leaps and New Beginnings (Human Venn Diagram Highlights)

It’s an extra special highlights episode! We’ve gathered together some of our favorite advice for new graduates, parents of graduates, and anyone taking a big leap or starting something new. You’ll hear from visual artist Lia Halloran, MET Orchestra timpanist Jason Haaheim, Fractured Atlas founder Adam Huttler, and LEGO artist Adam Ward. Listen in as you prepare for your next big adventure! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 6m

Episode #96: TLDNE <3 Teachers (Tori Raddatz, Emily Dennett, and Emily Hart)

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! To show our appreciation for teachers and their integral roles in our development as lifelong learners, we’re sitting down with three listeners who are stellar math teachers and Human Venn Diagrams in their own right. You’ll hear Tori Raddatz, Emily Dennett and Emily Hart talk authenticity, inspiration, self care and everything in between—and we guarantee you’ll feel all the feelings for the teachers in your life. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 12m

Episode #95: One Second Every Day (Cesar Kuriyama)

Do you remember what you were doing last Tuesday? Cesar Kuriyama does. He’s a director, animator, 3D VFX artist and the creator of the 1 Second Everyday app, which records—you guessed it—one second of every single day. You’ll hear about Cesar’s life-changing journey that began with a decision to quit his job in advertising and take a full year off. Plus, the power of memory triggers, why “creative human person” is Cesar’s title of choice, and how it all traces back to Doogie Howser. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1951m 13s

Episode #94: Light Up the Sky (Natalie Cheung)

If you want to know how 1218 drones made a flying snowboarder in the sky at this year’s Winter Olympics, listen up! We’re geeking out with Intel’s General Manager of Drone Light Shows, Natalie Cheung, about pulling off epic spectacles at the Olympics, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance, Coachella and lots more. Natalie shares how she ended up with a job that didn’t exist until recently and gives advice on jumping into a line of work that may require skills beyond your current resume. Plus, so much cool stuff about the art and science of drones! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1956m 24s

Episode #93: Finishing the Hat

Ready, set, finish! We’re talking about finish lines and how to get to them without burnout, worrying what will come next or not finishing at all. We also discuss how to make decisions and not second-guess them, why creative effort is never wasted, and the power of getting to an answer even if the answer is no. Plus, why we encourage you to cut yourself some slack. Hint: You’re doing a great job! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 22m

Episode #92: Game On (Tracy Fullerton)

Can you picture Henry David Thoreau’s Walden as a video game? After meeting Tracy Fullerton, a professor of interactive media and games at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the director of USC Games Program, we promise you can. Tracy tells us how experimental game design intersects with art, science, politics, learning and more—and totally redefines our idea of gaming. Get ready to rethink the role that games can play in society and in your life. Game on! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1958m 6s

Episode #91: OK Go Sandbox (Damian Kulash)

Raise your hand if you’ve seen OK Go’s treadmill video! How about that insane Rube Goldberg machine? Or the zero gravity one? Lead singer and guitarist Damian Kulash joins us to talk about the inspiration and execution behind those jaw-dropping videos. He also discusses the importance of balancing creative risks with pragmatism, shares why he considers himself a committed generalist, and tells us about the band’s new educational initiative, OK Go Sandbox. Get ready for your mind to bend upside down and inside out! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 10m

Episode #90: The World is Your Construction Kit (Jay Silver)

How do you turn a bunch of bananas into a piano? Or play Nintendo with a controller made out of Play-Doh? Jay Silver, creator of Makey Makey and founder and CEO of JoyLabz, is here to help make the world your own personal construction kit. Jay has a PhD from MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten, he was the first-ever Maker Research Scientist at Intel and he’s helped companies of all sizes smash electronics and everyday objects together. We discuss invention literacy, how to create more wildness in your work and the importance of unlearning. Plus, a Lightning Round mic drop! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 3m

Episode #89: Choreotech (LIVE at Brown University)

We’re coming to you live from the The Conference For Research On Choreographic Interfaces at Brown University (think: artistic entrepreneurship, robotics and dance)! You’ll hear two conversations with badass interdisciplinary collaborators on tapping into your creative identity, finding the right space to do your thing, maximizing collaborative potential and much more. Plus, a special Q&amp;A segment and an epic Lightning Round! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 5m

Episode #88: 2nd Anniversary - Celebrate with Pi(e)! (Emilie Wapnick)

It’s been 2 years of The Limit Does Not Exist—and it’s Pi Week! To celebrate, we’re recapping some of our favorite insights, aha! moments and recommendations from the last 87 episodes. Plus, show fave Emilie Wapnick's back on for special segment with books, tools and game-changing hacks for Human Venn Diagrams. Tune in and join this highly educational party! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 9m

Episode #87: Nature Be Wild'n (Billy Almon)

What can nature teach us about innovation? According to Billy Almon, a dimensional designer and biomimicry aficionado, a whole lot. Tune in for parallels between ants and corporate organizational design, a discussion of biomimicry in Black Panther and more jaw-dropping insights. Plus, Billy shares his path from setting booby traps as a kid to designing immersive experiences, and shares advice on thriving and communicating well within multidisciplinary teams. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1951m 27s

Episode #86: Three Cheers for the Drama Club! (Human Venn Diagram Highlights)

It’s an extra special highlights episode! We’re celebrating theater kids of all ages and rediscovering how skills developed on or around the stage can translate to fascinating career moves. You’ll hear from Dan Maccarone of Charming Robot, playwright Lauren Gunderson, educator and designer Bryan Cooperrider, and Janett Martinez of Loomia. Lights up on the adaptable power of a liberal arts education! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1956m 41s

Episode #85: Developing the Lede (Rebecca Poulson)

Rebecca Poulson has what she calls a strange job. We’d call it a really cool one. Rebecca is the Technical Program Manager for Emerging Platforms at Northwestern University Knight Lab, where she gets to work on experiments designed to push journalism into new spaces. Rebecca takes us along her journey of writing plays to writing code and shares a surprising benefit of VR. Plus, career advice and the Olympics! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1949m 56s

Episode #84: New Frontiers in Digital Storytelling (Kamal Sinclair)

You could say that Kamal Sinclair is an art doula. She's the Director of the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Labs Program, a consultant to the Ford Foundation's JustFilms program, and was an artist and producer on the Question Bridge: Black Males transmedia art project. Kamal takes us on her journey from dancing Off-Broadway to fostering interdisciplinary work on a daily basis. She also shares why breaking rules and fumbling forward are both excellent strategies and weighs in on what's going on with VR. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 6m

Episode #83: The Power of Tribes (Emilie Wapnick)

Get ready for positive accountability, finding your tribe and… space trash? Yup! It’s an all-new C&amp;C episode with a special visit from Emilie Wapnick, founder of Puttylike and The Puttytribe! Emilie joins us to discuss what’s going on with those 2018 goals and how to build in sustainable support systems. We also discuss corporate job hacks for freelancers, surviving adrenaline drops, productivity apps and a whole lot more. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1959m 47s

Episode #82: Exponential Creativity (Adam Huttler)

Has anyone ever called you an amateur? Fractured Atlas Founder Adam Huttler has some thoughts on why that’s a good thing. Adam tells us how he took a small theater production company and grew it into one of the premier arts services and nonprofit technology companies in the country. As he steps into his new role as Founder and Chief of Exponential Creativity Ventures, he shares his views on professional development, the benefits of creativity, defining your impact and more. Plus, why coding is an ideal day job for artists! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 6m

Episode #81: Project Management Meets Mozart (Kevin Clark)

Have you ever considered using Trello to compose your next symphony? Meet Kevin Clark, a philanthropy consultant, product manager, and composer working to help artists thrive. As a composer, Kevin experiments with business models and collaboration techniques (and yes, Trello!) as much as with pitches and rhythms. Kevin shares how being marginally competent and in the right place at the right time can have big payoff and how to know when you should ask users or collaborators or your boss for feedback on your projects. Plus, Kickstarter campaign tips and nonprofit arts business models! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 14m

Episode #80: Art in the Age of Machine Intelligence (Kat Mustatea)

It’s our 80th episode, so you know it’s a great one! We’re talking with Kat Mustatea, who’s a poet, playwright and technologist. Kat writes about the intersection of technology and the arts for Forbes, and she’s currently interested in art in the age of machine intelligence. Kat takes us on her path from mathematics to sculpture to theater and beyond, and Christina shares an idea that Cate calls a “creative grenade.” Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 5m

Episode #79: Interactivity (Casey REAS)

Ready to jump down a rabbit hole of curiosity and creation? Join us as we talk with Casey REAS, an artist and educator whose interdisciplinary work has been shown around the world and most recently, in music videos for The National. Casey teaches in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA and is the cofounder of Processing, a programming language for artists. We discuss the power of emphasis over aptitude, finding the right balance between solo work and collaboration, getting your work seen and lots more. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1957m 45s

Episode #78: Saltines and Leisure

It’s a brand new year, guys! We’re addressing the trash fire that was 2017 and laying the groundwork for a bright new 2018. We dig into the science of stress, the need for real leisure time and why productivity hacks can just chill out already. Plus, an insightful food-poisoning metaphor and the best Twitter shade-throwing of last year! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1959m 29s

Episode #77: Speaking STEM (Human Venn Diagram Highlights)

It’s our first-ever very special highlights episode! We’re bringing you some of our favorite illuminating moments from four guests who all have at least one circle of their Human Venn Diagrams in the world of STEM communication. You’ll hear Bobak Ferdowsi of NASA’s JPL, Danielle Feinberg of Pixar, Emily Graslie of Chicago’s Field Museum and The Brain Scoop and our favorite high school teacher Monsieur Le Nadj of Interlochen Arts Academy. It’s our gift to you! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 6m

Episode #76: Solar Painting (Lia Halloran)

It's a special in-studio episode! Lia Halloran is the type of artist who knows no bounds, exploring everything from the depths of our solar system to her local skate park. Lia shares her keys to successful collaborations and why she seeks out learning new skills. Plus, advice on funding your ideas and why personal embarrassment can be a really good thing. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1954m 43s

Episode #75: Sounds of the Holladays (Ryan and Hays Holladay)

Do you ever imagine you're moving to a soundtrack inspired by your environment? Meet Ryan and Hays Holladay - two brothers who have created location-aware compositions in places like The National Mall and Central Park. Ryan and Hays tell us when they realized they didn't have to wait to be successful to make the work they wanted to make and share insights into their collaboration process, partnering with brands, and wading through the LA River. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1954m 17s

Episode #74: Dances with Rocks (Adeene Denton)

Imagine you're talking to a rock. What would you say? If you're Adeene Denton, a whole lot. Adeene is a geologist and planetary scientist whose background in history gives her an eye-opening take on science communication. She's also a dancer and choreographer who has her sights set on space dancing as she travels to Mars in the future. Whether you need a fresh perspective or a boost of energy, this episode is for you! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 0m

Episode #73: Creative Destruction

When was the last time you looked at the things you regularly do and asked yourself why you’re doing them in the first place? In this C&amp;C episode, we discuss the power of creative destruction, comedy and curiosity. Plus, quick and easy tips for maintaining holiday sanity! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1951m 40s

Episode #72: Giving Freedom a Frame (Dan Tepfer)

Did it ever occur to you that J.S. Bach was a technology nerd? We’re talking with Dan Tepfer, a pianist and composer who improvises with algorithms and cowrites with computers. Dan tells us how he discovered that music would be his primary pursuit after studying astrophysics in college and gives great advice for figuring out what you want to do with your life. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 7m

Episode #71: Wonder Women (Jenny Dearborn)

Jenny Dearborn is the Chief Learning Officer (yes, that’s a job!) of SAP who paints superheroes, writes screenplays and has a serious thing for change. If you think a corporate job doesn’t equal dynamic opportunities for change, keep listening. In fact, Jenny shares why trying to work yourself out of a job can be a great career strategy and how to use data to measure if you're on the right path. A must-listen episode for sharpening your superpowers and finding new ones! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1948m 2s

Episode #70: Cosmic Collaboration (Sasha Samochina)

Sasha Samochina has a really cool job. She’s an immersive visualization producer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she creates interactive experiences to help scientists and engineers share their work with the public. You’ll hear about Sasha’s last-minute choice to go to art school and the lightbulb moment that led her to merge her love of art and science. Get ready for inspiration, realness and a whole bunch of rad resources. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 6m

Episode #69: Engineering Fluency (Gabe Wyner)

What happens when a debt-ridden opera singer launches a Kickstarter campaign that becomes the most funded app in Kickstarter history? Gabriel Wyner shares his journey from winning the Renaissance Scholar award at USC to singing opera in Vienna to founding Fluent Forever, a language-learning system that effectively leverages technology and memory research. Plus, Kickstarter tips! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 2m

Episode #68: Passion, Purpose, and Poppies

What do you do if you don't have a clear passion? Or if you used to have one, but now... not so much? In this C&amp;C episode, we discuss an alternative to all of that advice about passion, and it may just change the way you approach your work. We also address ambition and Tall Poppy Syndrome, embracing the unknown and a profound story about erasers. Trust us on this one. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 1m

Episode #67: Physics on Pointe (Merritt Moore)

If you think you can't dance with international ballet companies and make physics breakthroughs at the same time, you haven't met Merritt Moore. Merritt continually jumps from lab coats to leotards and tells us how she pulls it off with the grace and dedication of, well, a professional ballerina. Did we mention she also recently competed to become an astronaut candidate on a BBC reality show? Its an episode that truly raises the barre. Learn more about your ad-choices at
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Episode #66: All the Cells We Cannot See (Janet Iwasa)

Can you picture a nucleosome? Thanks to data-visualization expert Janet Iwasa, there’s a whole collection of molecular animations to help us see what our eyes can’t. Listen to how Janet turns the movies in the minds of research scientists into dynamic images and how her single-minded focus has helped her pursue a path that didn’t exist before. Plus, it’s Global Mathematics Week! Learn more about your ad-choices at
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Episode #65: Music in Motion (Jeff Smith)

Jeff Smith got the idea to cofound Smule while pursuing his PhD in Computer Music at Stanford twenty years after attending as an undergrad. For the first time in his life, music and technology came together in a way that he didn’t see coming. Jeff shares how he saw the potential in an iPhone as an instrument of making music and not just consuming it, and how that has opened up a whole world of expressivity and accessibility. Plus: the ocarina, a fresh take on autotune and much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at
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Episode #64: The Room Where it Happens (Jason Scott)

Entrepreneur and investor Jason Scott believes that when you get a bunch of individuals with diverse backgrounds in one room, magic happens. Jason shares how his experience studying Biology at MIT led him toward consumer technology and building communities. He also tells us why he’ll always dance hip-hop and why networking is the ultimate opportunity to be of service. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 3m

Episode #63: Metrics that Matter

It’s a C&amp;C episode and we’re sharing our favorite learnings with you! You’ll hear how to frame and own your expertise, how to decide when to work within a system or step out of it and the power of setting metrics that matter. Plus, fall plans and our very firm position on the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 0m

Episode #62: Algorithmic Art (Mario Klingemann)

Did you ever consider that the thing you’re the worst at might open the door to an exciting career path? Mario Klingemann, an artist in residence at Google Art, tells us how having poor handwriting as a child led him to the world of computational art. We deep dive in neural networks, discuss the difference between curation and creation, and discover how researching the past can be a great way to make something new. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1953m 25s

Episode #61: Coding Like a Girl (Amy Wibowo)

When you picture a computer scientist in your head, do you immediately go to an anime sailor girl holding a bubble gun? We’re talking with Amy Wibowo, engineer and creator of BubbleSort Zines, which cover computer science topics for teen girls and everyone else. You’ll hear how Amy linked to her Kickstarter campaign in her exit email at her full-time job to become the CEO and editorial director of her own company. And you’ll learn about cool applications of computer science, like robots and a 1980s knitting machine hack! Learn more about your ad-choices at
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Episode #60: Your One and Onlyness (Nilofer Merchant)

Imagine that every time you enter a room, you bring with you a light bulb that has a color, feeling and energy totally unique to you. That right there? That’s your Onlyness. We’re talking with Nilofer Merchant, author of the brand new book The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough To Dent The World about how to do just that. It’s an episode full of powerful light-bulb moments that you won’t want to miss. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 2m

Episode #59: Fibonacci Sequins (Dona Sarkar)

Did you realize that we’ve been multi-hyphenates since we were born? We’re talking with Dona Sarkar, who heads up the Windows Insiders program at Microsoft and is a published author, fashion designer and blogger. We discuss the joys of being an expert at failure, why it’s okay to not be a natural at anything and how to distribute the “emotional eggs” of any pursuit. Learn more about your ad-choices at
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Episode #58: Rants, Raves, and a Digital Detox

It’s a C&amp;C episode and we’re digging into two of our favorite topics: portfolio careers and financial advice for Human Venn Diagrams! Christina recently hired a financial advisor and she’s sharing some of her best tips with us. We also talk about that viral Aziz Ansari interview and discuss whether or not a digital detox is a real possibility or a fanciful daydream. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 11m

Episode #57: Zag When Others Zig (Amy Nauiokas)

What do Broadway musicals and fintech startups have in common? Amy Nauiokas is here to tell us. Amy is Founder and President of Anthemis, a digital financial services investment and advisory firm, and Founder and Chair of Archer Gray, a media production, finance and investment company. We talk about the similarities between creative projects and startups, what kind of people Amy looks for when making an investment and how to combine solid data with gut instinct. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1958m 11s

Episode #56: A Sense of Place (Jonny Sun)

Did you know that the genius behind one of the most inspiring accounts on Twitter is an architect-engineer-playwright-artist-comedian working on a PhD at MIT? It’s true! Jonny Sun, known to his 400K+ followers on Twitter as Jomny Sun, shares some truly eye-opening advice like why it’s freeing to be an outsider, what to do with all those great ideas you have and where to find your tribe. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 1m

Episode #55: Delicious Machines (Burr Settles)

How do you squeeze machine learning, cognitive science, linguistics and delicious pastries into one episode? Listen on! Burr Settles, a computer scientist who leads the research group at Duolingo, shares how he uses machine learning to help people learn languages and make music. Tune in for career-changing advice, online collaboration tips and musical interludes! Learn more about your ad-choices at
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Episode #54: From Fashion to (Vertical) Farming (Elettra Wiedemann)

What happens when a fashion model develops a passion for biomedicine and vertical farming? Elettra Wiedemann, founder of the Impatient Foodie blog and author of its eponymous cookbook, is here to tell us. Elettra takes us on her unique path that includes founding a pop-up restaurant, jumping in as the Executive Food Editor at Refinery29 and strategically boosting her triathlon performance. Plus, some Human Venn Diagram wisdom from a psychic! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 0m

Episode #53: All the Things

What do you suck at? Or, more importantly, what do you let yourself suck at? We dive into some seriously awesome topics like why it’s important to suck at something and the relevance of a liberal arts education (yes, even for techies!). Plus, business models for interdisciplinary careers and the very important question of, “What’s keeping you?” That’s right: it’s a C&amp;C episode covering all the things! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 4m

Episode #52: I Really Like Your How (Kara DeFrias)

“I really like your how” may be our new favorite compliment. We’ll break down what it means with Kara DeFrias, a UX expert who has leveraged her background in theater production and instructional design to work everywhere from the Oscars to the White House. Kara fills us in on what it means to speak geek, why always saying yes is a great mantra and how to get in the room where it happens. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 5m

Episode #51: Me, Myself, and Why (LIVE at KPCC) (Jennifer Ouellette)

In this very special episode, we bring you our KPCC live show from Los Angeles. In the first half, we speak with the brilliant science writer Jennifer Ouellette about serendipity, cultivating openness, and what makes us who we are. Plus, jiu jitsu, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and much more! Then we pass the mic to American Public Media’s The Mash-Up Americans for a different take on identity… and mezcal! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 12m

Episode #50: College 2.0 (Katherine Bergeron)

If you had the chance to go back to college and do it all over again, would you? And what would you do differently? For our 50th episode, we’re deep-diving into a new approach to interdisciplinary education with Connecticut College president Katherine Bergeron. Listen and learn how you can adapt a framework of integration and connection to your own life, even if you’re long past your co-ed days. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 4m

Episode #49: The Science New Wave (Alexis Gambis)

How does a fascination with fruit flies become a feature film? Alexis Gambis, a French Venezuelan scientist turned filmmaker, tells us how. From studying the eye to the camera lens, editing genomes to editing film, Alexis is creating a new wave of science filmmaking and you’re invited to jump onboard. Listen in for a trip around the world, a journey through time and a migration of butterflies. Yes, butterflies. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 1m

Episode #48: Well-Documented Failure (Jason Haaheim)

Are you a tenacious loser? Jason Haaheim, principal timpanist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and former senior research scientist, explains why having that title will increase your chances of success. Jason also tells us how he built a sustainable business model for his musical pursuits, and shares the most important question you can ask yourself to determine if you’re truly focused on the right things. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 4m

Episode #47: You Don't Have to be a Superhuman

When is quitting a virtue? And why is “never give up” not necessarily the best advice? We discuss how to know when to stop and when to keep going; when to specialize and when to diversify. Stay tuned for a bunch of strategies like Christina’s Coffee Chat method and Cate’s personal anthropology approach. Plus, Adam Grant’s graduation advice, listener Venn Diagrams and what we’re each cutting out. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 9m

Episode #46: Let Your Geek Flag Fly (Heather Cabot)

Calling all geek girls... and geek guys! Heather Cabot is an angel investor, journalist, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and co-author of Geek Girl Rising. We discuss the power of making a major identity shift as Heather shares how she’s translated her journalism skills into new pursuits. Plus, making the leap into digital journalism and investing tips! Learn more about your ad-choices at
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Episode #45: How to be Everything (Emilie Wapnick)

Are you a multipotentialite? If you love our show, you probably are. We sit down with Emilie Wapnick, author of How to be Everything and all around multipotentialite, to talk about how to thrive when you’re interested in many things. Whether you want to make a big career change or you’re just starting out, this episode is for you. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 7m

Episode #44: Creative Brainpower (Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya)

Can you train your brain to be more creative? Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a neuroscientist turned creative director, makes a strong case that you can. Amanda is the prolific creator of Beyond Curie, a design project that highlights badass women in STEM, and the founder of The Leading Strand, a multidisciplinary initiative to bring design and science together. We track Amanda’s path from ballet to neuroscience to design and hear how she’s maximized her time and creativity to make so many cool projects. Learn more about your ad-choices at
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Episode #43: It's Going to be Okay (LIVE at Interlochen Arts Academy)

It's our first live show at Interlochen Center for the Arts! We interview Kathleen Stetson, opera singer, acoustical engineer, startup cofounder and nonprofit spear-header about the power of not choosing, and we help Human Venn Diagram students figure out what to do with their lives. Plus, advice to our 18-year-old selves and a surprise appearance from Episode 21 guest Taoufik Nadji! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 34m

Episode #42: The Math of Origami (Robert Lang)

Can you mathematicize art? We dive into that question and lots more with physicist, engineer and master origami artist Dr. Robert J. Lang, who merges mathematics with aesthetics to fold elegant modern origami. You’ll hear how computer programs support making better art and discover some astonishing applications of origami folding techniques. Plus, the world’s most beautiful math equation! Learn more about your ad-choices at
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Episode #41: Journeys of a Sasstronaut (Mina Markham)

Front-End Architect. Pantsuit Seamstress. Sasstronaut. These are just a few ways to describe Mina Markham, a Senior Engineer at Slack, self-taught technologist, and public speaker. We discuss how to find your purpose, the art of learning technical skills from the world’s most famous teacher, the Pantsuit UI pattern library and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 2m

Episode #40: A Massive Take on Science (Nadja Oertelt)

How do you open the science loop to create compelling media? That’s one of the topics we discuss with Nadja Oertelt, scientist, media producer, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Massive, a new science media company. We follow Nadja’s journey from research scientist to filmmaker to startup founder, and learn how she was able to translate her research skills in the science lab directly to a production studio. Plus, our advice on how to reignite your passion for your work! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 2m

Episode #39: Dating a #humanvenndiagram, Part 2 (Ross Crain)

We’re talking with Ross Crain, actor, director, VR filmmaker, and Cate’s fiancé. That’s right! Our two-part series on partnership is back! Ross and Christina discuss Occam’s Razor, Mixed Reality, what baseball and portfolio theory have in common and more. Plus, why Ross first thought that Cate was “bizarre.” Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 0m

Episode #38: Improvising by Design (Bryan Cooperrider)

Are you a pirate, robot, or a ninja? That’s one of the many questions we discuss with Bryan Cooperrider, an educator, designer and musician who has been performing improv comedy for over 20 years. We discuss design as process, the intersection of engineering and art, and how to build community through music. Plus, Brazilian rhythms and grooves! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 3m

Episode #37: The Scrappy and Resourceful CEO (Janett Martinez)

We're talking with Janett Martinez the CEO of Loomia, a fashion-tech company that makes fabric into circuit boards using proprietary conductive ink. Janett shares her fascinating path to CEO that's been paved with scrappy resourcefulness. We discuss the power of setting up a process, the internet of things, the best kept secrets of NYC concierges and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 2m

Episode #36: On a Pi Note (Eugenia Cheng)

In this special Pi Day episode, we interview Dr. Eugenia Cheng, musician, chef, mathematician, and the author of How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics and the upcoming Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics. Eugenia shares why she’s chosen not to follow blueprints that other people have created, and why math is not actually about getting the right answer. Plus, how to mathematically figure out your perfect size of pizza, and Eugenia’s tips on making the perfect Bananas Foster! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1956m 53s

Episode #35: Explore, Experiment, Execute

It's our one year anniversary at The Limit Does Not Exist and we celebrate by recapping and synthesizing some of the big themes we’ve learned over the last 34 episodes from our brilliant guests and the enlightening insights you’ve sent our way. Consider this episode a great Human Venn Diagram playbook chock full of wisdom! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 9m

Episode #34: Neuroscience in Focus (Kate Fehlaber)

We talk with Kate Fehlhaber, neuroscientist, photographer, pianist, and science communicator, who just completed her PhD at UCLA. We discuss how Kate walks the tightrope between art and science, and the connection between her particular area of neuroscience research and photography. We also break down the bias of illusory superiority, the left brain/right brain myth and why it persists in pop culture, and the neuroscience thinking of Proust. Learn more about your ad-choices at
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Episode #33: Tech, Art, and Rock'n'Roll (Butch Rovan)

We interview Professor Butch Rovan, a performer, composer, media artist, and the faculty director of the Brown Arts Initiative. Once a rock musician in Los Angeles, Butch now creates award-winning work at the intersection of technology, code and composition. We learn why it’s artists who push technology to the nth degree, how to interpret your work from one field to another, and why movie soundtracks make us cry. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 7m

Episode #32: Dating a #humanvenndiagram, Part 1 (Chas Carey)

We’re talking with Chas Carey, writer, producer, podcast host, litigator, actor, and Christina’s boyfriend. That’s right! This is the first in a two-part series in which we ask: Is it really a good idea for one #HumanVennDiagram to be partnered with another? We discuss energy optimization, storytelling across disciplines, and adaptability—whether on stage or in the courtroom. Plus, the lowdown on Chas and Christina’s first date. Cue the heart eyes! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 4m

Episode #31: The Big Band Theory (Stephon Alexander)

We interview Stephon Alexander, physicist, jazz saxophonist, professor at Brown University, and author of the book The Jazz of Physics. Stephon explains why quantum physics is a lot like jazz improvisation and how working on physics in a jazz club led to his most famous string theory calculations. He also tells us how to face down the "please disease" and why synthesizing seemingly disparate fields is the way of the future. Plus, we share an original track from Stephon's album with the musician Rioux. That's right - it's Jazz Hour on TLDNE! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1949m 26s

Episode #30: Creatives Who Code (Leah Gilliam)

We talk with Leah Gilliam, the VP of Strategy and Innovation at Girls Who Code. Leah began her career as an artist, filmmaker, and academic before shifting over to game design and STEM education. We discuss how to narrate your own Human Venn Diagram story in a way that gets you hired, the highly valuable creative skill that you may not realize you have, and how to stay close to the things you find interesting. Plus, Christina’s Women’s March On Washington experience and Cate’s “Math Brain”! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1951m 53s

Episode #29: STEM Warrior Princess (Carol Lynn Curchoe)

We interview Dr. Carol Lynn Curchoe, scientist, STEM educator, and the founder of 32ATPs, a clean energy biotech company. Carol is also the former Utah State Science Advisor and—in true #HumanVennDiagram form—helps run a stage plot app for professional musicians. We dig into the importance of failure in science and entrepreneurship, the tyranny of jargon, and how you (yes, you!) can get involved in public service. Plus: cloning cows, kitchen chemistry, and a baby! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1954m 13s

Episode #28: Impromptu Dance Party

It’s our first C&amp;C episode of the year! We discuss motion-capture Shakespeare, Hidden Figures, and Obama’s STEM and arts legacy. We also talk about why it’s the perfect time to make your balanced scorecard for the year, why it’s always the perfect time to have an impromptu dance party, and lots more to get your 2017 kicked off on a high note. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 7m

Episode #27: Everything is Super Awesome (Adam Ward)

We hang out with Adam Ward, a multi-hyphenate artist who works primarily in LEGO. Adam has created major installations for brands like Tumblr, Microsoft, Genentech, and The Oscars, and is in the second season of his hit YouTube series BRICK X BRICK. We discuss how LEGO can be a tool for social change, how you can start from wherever you are (using whatever materials you've got), and how to turn play into a career. Plus, artificial intelligence, the uncanny valley, and plenty of LEGO math! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 6m

Episode #26: Power Moves (Gabrielle Reece)

We talk with Gabrielle Reece—pro athlete, New York Times best-selling author, host, health and wellness entrepreneur, and part-time resident of Hawaii. We discuss the power of diversifying through the lens of athletics, why mentors are essential, why worrying is not, and why it’s important to start with why. And since this is the first episode of a brand new year, we ask Gabby for advice on how to fuel yourself and stay healthy while you’re changing the world in your own unique way. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1955m 14s

Epsiode #25: A Portfolio Kind of Person (Randi Zuckerberg)

We interview Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and author of Dot Complicated, which is now a multimedia platform spanning a radio show, a website, a children's book, an animated series, and more. Randi shares how she embraced her three-dimensionality and decided to take a portfolio approach to her career, as well as her advice for young artists (hint: it has to do with coding). Plus: why "well-lopsided" is better than "well-balanced," why you should own the casino rather than just play in one, and why singing is really good for you-even if you can't carry a tune. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 0m

Episode #24: Binary Besties

It’s the final C&amp;C episode of the year, and we’ve got a lot of catching up to do. We learn why Christina just came from prison, why Cate’s no longer on the market (but also totally is), and we get a visit from the BroadMic gals to discuss diversity in startups. Plus: last-minute holiday gifts, Admiral Hopper on Jeopardy, Hamilton math, and lots of other hot tips c/o our Twitter followers! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 6m

Episode #23: Every Expedition Needs an Artist (Sarah Jane Pell)

We talk with Dr. Sarah Jane Pell, an Australian artist, researcher, occupational diver, and lover of space who is currently training to be an “artist-astronaut” and will soon be bringing art to a suborbital space mission. We discuss how SJ’s art is connected from sea to summit to space, why we need to keep asking good questions, why it’s always a good idea to discover, discover, and discover some more, and why every expedition needs an artist. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 7m

Episode #22: Choreographing the Future (Sydney Skybetter)

We interview Sydney Skybetter: choreographer, change agent, curator, and first-class Human Venn Diagram (he even has one on his website!). We discuss gestural grammar, disruption theory, a quick fix for slash-artist syndrome, why you should adopt a no-douchebag policy immediately, and much more. Plus, what to do when you're having trouble fitting all of your interests into one resume. And lots of $10 words! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 5m

Episode #21: From STEM to STEAM (Taoufik Nadji)

We talk with Taoufik Nadji, professor of physics, astronomy, math, and forensic science at Interlochen Arts Academy. Mr. Nadji is famous at Interlochen for his ingenious ways of incorporating arts and science and making STEM thrilling. We discuss some highly collaborative projects that will blow your mind, why the journey to a solution is as important as the solution itself, and how teaching is also an act of learning. Plus, wait for Mr. Nadji’s answer to the age-old student question: “What does math and science have to do with my life?” Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 2m

Episode #20: Rise Up

It’s another Cate and Christina episode, and we’re talking about the election through the Human Venn Diagram lens. We cover big data and whether or not it failed us in predicting the winner, plus the difference between certainty and probability, unseen biases, the social media echo chamber, and how algorithms have played a role in creating a newsfeed full of people who agree with you. Plus, having superhero powers, running long distances, and feeling helpless (yes, that’s a Hamilton reference). Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 6m

Episode #19: Follow the Women (Camille Seaman)

We talk with Camille Seaman, an award-winning photographer, documentary filmmaker, Stanford Knight Fellow, and a TED Senior Fellow, who strongly believes in capturing photographs which articulate that humans are not separate from nature. Camille has photographed glaciers, chased storms, and most recently spent over 30 days at Standing Rock. We discuss Camille’s time at Sacred Stone Camp, how understanding interconnectivity and heritage is a strong antidote to fear, and what happens at the intersection of observation and passion. Plus, why you should always follow the women. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 3m

Episode #18: Sensing Symmetry (Alex Green)

We interview Alexander Green, the founder and CEO of Symmetry Labs, which is creating the future of lighting. Alex was trained as a mathematical and theoretical physicist as well as a classical musician before he pivoted over to hardware, software, and interactive installation art. How turning proteins into music can help us read data, what it takes to build light installations that can respond to anything, and why the women at the Grace Hopper conference are badasses. Plus, the trick to looking like an expert coder if you ever find yourself playing one on TV. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1950m 35s

Episode #17: The Science of Drama (Lauren Gunderson)

We talk with Lauren Gunderson, who is the most produced living playwright in America this year, as well the winner of this year’s New Dramatists’ Lanford Wilson Award, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Company. Lauren has written many plays about science, including Ada and the Memory Engine, Leap, and The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog. We discuss the mathematics of playwriting, the powerful effect of metaphors when it comes to scientific discovery, the Bechdel Test (and, spoiler alert: how nearly all of Lauren’s plays pass it) and how science makes for thrilling drama. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1947m 33s

Episode #16: Headspace

It's another Cate and Christina episode! Today, we're talking about headspace. When is it time for a break, and what does that look like? We also discuss the seasonality of careers and how to take stock of where you are by letting your values inform your choices as you aim for your #HumanVennDiagram north star. Plus, creating a balanced scorecard for your life, more great books, performance art, sock puppets, and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 8m

Episode #15: Govern In Poetry (Emileigh Barnes)

We talk with Emileigh Barnes, a poet and a content designer for 18F, a digital services agency based within the United States' General Services Administration. We discuss creativity at work and the challenges of the maker vs. manager schedule, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Advice for Living, and how a great partnership can be like a superpower. Plus: the math of poetry, writing governmental blog posts in sestinas, and a live poetry read! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 1m

Episode #14: It's Go Time (Binta Niambi Brown)

We interview Binta Niambi Brown, Founder and CEO of Fermata Entertainment-an artist management, development and production company-as well Big Mouth Records, a boutique record label based in Brooklyn, New York. We discuss why having mix of skills can pave the quickest path to becoming a CEO, how to successfully change industries and take on a new identity, and what happens when you allow yourself to pursue what you're deeply passionate about. Plus, the discovery of an early Lin-Manuel Miranda composition... and what exactly went down during that Kanye West show. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 2m

Episode #13: Charmed By A Robot (Dan Maccarone)

We talk with Dan Maccarone, Founder and CEO of Charming Robot, about his theater background and the intersection between the performing arts and the business world. We dig into Dan's path from journalism school to UX design to creating the original website for Hulu, discuss how he became a bar owner in New York's East Village, and learn what his comedy group is up to. Plus we all swap stories of quick wardrobe changes on the go. You can call us Clark Kent from now on. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 0m

Episode #12: Fall Into Originality

We close our first season with reflections, tips, hot topics, and essential reading material for every Human Venn Diagram. We discuss Gwyneth Paltrow, big data, and those Wells Fargo ads; plus, we share major insights from Adam Grant's Originals, including why originality is a free choice, why it pays to do a bunch of work, and the thing you need to put on your mirror right now and look at on the daily. And we put ourselves through the Lightning Round! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 10m

Episode #11: The Proximity of Luck (Marquise Stillwell)

We interview Marquise Stillwell, the Founder and Principal of Openbox, an independent design and innovation consultancy that helps organizations and communities think, build, and grow together. Why you should play early and play often, the power of curiosity and vulnerability, why failure shouldn't be a way of life, but a way of learning... and so much more. Plus, Marquise fills us in on the Lowline, which plans to use innovative solar technology to become the world's first underground park! Oh, and we talk about how we talk. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 7m

Episode #10: Race Cars and Robot Cakes (Abigail Edgecliff-Johnson)

We interview Dr. Abigail Edgecliffe-Johnson, the founder and CEO of a STEM toy company called RaceYa, who has a PhD in Medical Anthropology and has worked in everything from HIV research to finance to media to drug policy. We discuss fixed mindset vs. growth mindset, how to find confidence in what you don't know, and why failure can be the most empowering thing ever. Plus, cake! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 5m

Episode #9: The Art of Play (Risa Puno)

We interview Risa Puno, an interactive installation and sculpture artist based in New York, who also happens to be an incredible baker and math tutor. We discuss the importance of play in art and life, what it's like to be an artist with a strong left brain, and how to define success when no two weeks look alike. Plus, singing! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 4m

Episode #8: The VR Vanguard (Eugene Chung)

We interview Eugene Chung, a film director, tech investor, and founder and CEO of Penrose Studios, a virtual reality and augmented reality startup that is being called the Pixar of VR. We discuss what it's like to be creating an entirely new medium; why mixed reality is the perfect place for human Venn diagrams; how to merge storytelling, business, and technology into one incredible career; and of course, Pokémon GO. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1953m 16s

Episode #7: Fluent Dynamics (Shini Somara)

We interview Dr. Shini Somara, a mechanical engineer and science reporter for the BBC who teaches Crash Course Physics on YouTube. Why Americans stink at math, how to unlock a passion for STEM through curiosity and failure, plus the art of communicating science, the importance of authenticity, and why it all comes down to following your heart. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1952m 11s

Episode #6: The Struggle Is Real

For the first time since Episode #1, we hang out for some real talk. What personal challenges we're navigating while living the #humanVenndiagram life, plus gifted intensity, authenticity, and imposter syndrome. And we answer listener questions, like: How do you wrangle all of your interests and talents into something inspiring?? If you've ever felt alone in the chaos, this episode is a must-listen! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/191h 4m

Episode #5: Snakes on a Podcast (Frank Burbrink)

We interview Frank Burbrink, an assistant curator of herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. What exactly herpetology is and what computer programming has to do with it, plus comic books, punk rock, tattoos, multipotentialites, and the single most important skill to develop in order to thrive in the 21st century. Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1954m 7s

Episode #4: Brain Scooped (Emily Graslie)

We interview Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent at The Field Museum in Chicago and host of The Brain Scoop on YouTube. How a landscape painter found her calling of getting people excited about dead things, climactic uncertainty, why quitting your job can be super strategic, and lots of Hamilton references! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1959m 49s

Episode #3: Where Light Resides (Danielle Feinberg)

We interview Pixar's Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography for Lighting on films like WALL-E, Brave, and the upcoming Coco. Why the 10,000 hours rule may not apply to you, what computer programming and algorithms have to do with making animated features, what happens when science and storytelling intersect (hint: magic), and all kinds of other inspiration! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1947m 10s

Episode #2: Mohawk Guy (Bobak Ferdowsi)

We interview Bobak Ferdowsi, a member of the Flight System Engineering team on the Europa mission and Flight Director for the Curiosity Rover on Mars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory... and "mohawk guy" on the Internet. What Bobak and Karlie Kloss have in common, why engineers are the ultimate creatives, Europa, the science of Sharknado 3, and so much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1957m 34s

Episode #1: You Don't Know Grace

We discuss how to introduce yourself when you do a lot, Cady Heron's superpowers, and why Admiral Grace Hopper is our patron saint. Plus, we're at SXSW! Learn more about your ad-choices at
05/03/1949m 12s
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