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18 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Technology and the Art History World with Dr. Lily Filson
Dr. Lily Filson is an international award-winning scholar that specializes in the history of art and technology. With a Bachelor’s from Tulane University, a Master’s in Italian Renaissance Art History from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Formative Sciences from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy, Dr. Filson’s research examines a fascinating and surprisingly modern area of the Renaissance: Medici automata, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic moving sculptures that seemed to come alive in elite gardens and villas. Recently, her work has shifted to look at Yemen’s rich art history in response to ongoing war.
16 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Dr. Morgan Levy on Burnout
Dr. Morgan Levy is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, burnout, and perfectionism. As a licensed psychologist in Florida, she provides online therapy to Florida residents looking to dive deep into the root of their concerns so that they can experience long-lasting, meaningful changes. She also offers online guided experiences where she helps high achievers living anywhere in the world learn how to gain balance and clarity so that exhaustion and burnout doesn’t rule their lives.
16 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Interview with Robert Danisch
Robert Danisch has a PhD in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh (2004) and a BA from the University of Virginia in History and Philosophy. He is currently Chair of the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. He writes about communication, persuasion, and politics. He is the author of Beyond Civility: The Competing Obligations of Citizenship with W. Keith (Penn State Press, 2020), Pragmatism, Democracy, and the Necessity of Rhetoric (University of South Carolina Press, 2007), Building a Social Democracy: The Promise of Rhetorical Pragmatism (Lexington Books, 2015), andWhat Effect Have I Had? 100 Communication Practices to be a Better Partner, Teammate, Writer, Speaker, and Leader (KDP, 2018). Professor Danisch hosts a podcast called Now We’re Talking that focuses on communication skills, and he teaches courses in Leadership, Communication Ethics, Speech Writing, Persuasion, Small Group Communication, and Theories of Communication. He has also been the Director of Arts First, the Faculty of Arts program required for all first year University students that emphasizes skills in communication and analysis.
17 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Ancient Languages with Jonathan Roberts
Jonathan Roberts is the Director and Co-Founder of the Ancient Language Institute, an online language school and think tank revolutionizing the way classical languages are taught. Jonathan is a native of Mexico and is natively bilingual in Spanish and English. He graduated from The King’s College in New York City with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, and was awarded a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Missouri in 2017. About Mackenzie Amyx Gen Z authority. Website: http://mackenzieamyx.com/ Instagram: @mackenzieamyx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lo5qcDh5MRhzjqieg7szg?view_as=public
29 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Ulrich Baer and Smaran Dayal on American Literature
Ulrich Baer is University Professor at New York University where he teaches literature and photography. He has published books on poetry, photography, and culture, and written for the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and the Los Angeles Book Review. His translations of poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s letters are available as audiobooks read by Ethan Hawke and Rosanne Cash. He hosts the ideas podcasts, Think About It and The Proust Questionnaire, and has published editions of numerous classic books with Warbler Press, including Pride and Prejudice, The Scarlet Letter, The Great Gatsby, Beyond Good and Evil, Heart of Darkness, and others. Smaran Dayal is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University, where he is writing a dissertation on literary Afrofuturism. He was the recipient of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s Masters Scholarship and the European Council’s Erasmus Mundus Fellowship. He is one of the co-organizers of the NYU Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium, co-translator of the book The Queer Intersectional in Contemporary Germany (2018) and co-editor of the anthology of American literature, Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts (2020). His writing has previously appeared or will soon appear in The Los Angeles Review of Books, the Harvard Review, Social Text, Citizenship Studies, Interventions, and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing. About Mackenzie Amyx Gen Z authority. Website: http://mackenzieamyx.com/ Instagram: @mackenzieamyx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lo5qcDh5MRhzjqieg7szg?view_as=public
25 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Understanding the Food Industry with Dr. Darin Detwiler
Dr. Detwiler is the Assistant Dean at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies and the Lead Faculty of the Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries. As an Associate Teaching Professor of food regulatory policy, he has specialized in food safety, global economics of food and agriculture, Blockchain, and food authenticity. About Mackenzie Amyx Gen Z authority. Website: http://mackenzieamyx.com/ Instagram: @mackenzieamyx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lo5qcDh5MRhzjqieg7szg?view_as=public
25 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Self Compassion and Finding Happiness in Youth with Courtney Conley
Dr. Courtney Conley is an author, educator, and therapist who specializes in working with adolescents. Courtney’s passion stems from her own emotional turmoil during adolescence. Her mission is to equip adolescents with the inner tools needed to successfully navigate their teenage years. She has drawn from her own teenage experience and her eight years as a school counselor to develop an approach that reaches adolescents. She currently resides in a suburb of Washington D.C. where she continues to serve adolescents and their families in her private practice, Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness. About Mackenzie Amyx Gen Z authority. Website: http://mackenzieamyx.com/ Instagram: @mackenzieamyx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lo5qcDh5MRhzjqieg7szg?view_as=public
20 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Interview with Author Brian Finney
Brian Finney has published seven nonfiction books and two novels. Money Matters (2019), his debut suspense novel, was a finalist for the American Fiction Awards in the Best New Fiction category. His writings have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The LA Weekly, The Irish Times, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle and numerous other journals and anthologies. In his former life he was a literature professor in London University and several universities in Southern California. He currently resides in Venice, CA. About Mackenzie Amyx Gen Z authority. Website: http://mackenzieamyx.com/ Instagram: @mackenzieamyx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lo5qcDh5MRhzjqieg7szg?view_as=public
27 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Metabolism, Intermittent Fasting, and How We Store Fat in a Part 2 Interview with Dr. Ben Bikman
Benjamin J. Bikman, Ph.D., a renowned metabolic research scientist, is a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. His mission is to help the world appreciate the prevalence and relevance of insulin resistance. His book, “Why We Get Sick” offers a real solution to insulin resistance and how to reverse pre-diabetes, improve brain function, shed fat, and prevent diabetes. Dr. Bikman says by prioritizing protein and healthy dietary fats and limiting refined carbohydrates, human health and metabolism thrive and insulin resistance is resolved. He has a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University. About Mackenzie Amyx Gen Z authority. Website: http://mackenzieamyx.com/ Instagram: @mackenzieamyx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lo5qcDh5MRhzjqieg7szg?view_as=public
21 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Interview with Artist Annya Sand
Annya Sand is a British painter & artist, largely associated with her signature abstract and multimedia art. Annya has exhibited her collections all over the world, including Saatchi Gallery (London) the United Nations (New York, Geneva), UNESCO (Paris, Andorra, Venice) and the Masterpiece, London. Influenced by artists Anselm Kiefer, Valery Koshlyakov and Henri Matisse and Philipp Malyavin, Annya lives and works in London. Although classified as a British contemporary artist, her history and background consider her an international artist. Over her 20-year career, Annya has been represented by various London-based galleries and is now self-represented. Annya lives and works predominantly in London but exhibits all over the globe. About Mackenzie Amyx Gen Z authority. Website: http://mackenzieamyx.com/ Instagram: @mackenzieamyx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lo5qcDh5MRhzjqieg7szg?view_as=public
19 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Interview with Chris Semtner
Visual artist and Curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Chris Semtner has curated and designed critically acclaimed exhibits for museums and galleries across the country. Semtner has also written several books and chapters on topics including Poe, visual art, and crime fiction in addition to contributing articles to Biography.com, Crime Writers’ Chronicle, and other publications. He has been interviewed for BBC4, PBS, and NPR and featured in publications including the New York Times and Forbes.com.
21 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Interview with Patricia Gagic
Patricia is an Award-winning International Contemporary Artist, Author and Visionary. She is represented by 13 th Street Gallery in St. Catharines, Artworld Fine Art in Toronto, Ontario, FACEC International in France, and Paul Fisher Gallery in Florida. Patricia previously exhibited with BB International Fine Arts in Geneva, Berlin, Korea, Austria, and Zurich. In 2018, Patricia won the Gold Medal in Photography at the SNBA at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France.
18 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Interview with Felipe Tristan
Felipe Tristan is known for bringing his musical prowess to the stage, whether conducting a symphony, opera, or musical theater. He has performed worldwide and currently is the Associate Conductor of the Brooklyn Symphony, and Conductor at the Manhattan School of Music. What is inspiring about Felipe is the entrepreneurial zeal that led him to collaborate with artists from the Met Opera, NY Philharmonic, and the GRAMMY® winning Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. 1st prize-winner in multiple conducting competitions, Felipe is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive performing arts industry.
20 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Interview with Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten is an expert in misinformation and extremism, and how they relate to people’s discomfort with the more than 30 vaccines, including those for Covid-19. After more than 20 years of studying pseudoscience, She helps people who are influenced by misinformation to understand how they are being psychologically coerced and manipulated, without dismissing their beliefs. She also works with anyone who wants to be able to talk to friends and family members about vaccines and other controversial topics without arguing.
17 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Interview with Angella Nguyen
In her role at DropLabs, Ange has led the brand to serve as a nexus for some of the most important conversations in technology: accessibility, individuality, justice. She has instituted partnerships with several voter equity campaigns, spearheaded programs to promote rising Black designers, dancers, filmmakers and activists. As a woman of color, Ange is passionate about diversity in fashion and technology, mission-forward brands and building authentic platforms that redress barriers for equity-seeking groups.
16 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Interview with Karisma Jay
True to her name, Brooklyn-native, Karisma Jay is an honors graduate of LaGuardia High School (Dance) and New York University’s Gallatin School (Performing Arts and Pre-Medicine). She is a City College Mathematics Education Master’s certificate Student. Teaching dance since the tender age of 11, she has honed her skills of working with children and adults to develop the confidence and charisma of even the shyest, youngest and/or oldest of students. She has performed/toured with prestigious dance companies such as Brooklyn Ballet, Deeply Rooted, Maimouna Keita, Creative Outlet, Asase Yaa, and Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence. Most recently, she won the “Power Women in Business” award for her work as the Artistic Director and Founder of AbunDance Academy of the Arts. Annually, she writes, directs, produces and co-stars in musicals that AbunDance Academy presents.
26 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Interview with Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis
Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis is an activist, sociologist and criminologist, educator, trainer, evaluator, and founder and owner of 365 Diversity. 365 Diversity provides results-based services for K-12 schools and colleges-universities, medical-health professionals, businesses, and organizations. Specializations include identities and experiences such as race and ethnicity, gender, mental health, disability, sexual identity and sexuality. 365 Diversity focuses on informal social controls and preventive measures conducive to reducing reliance on police departments and emergency medical-health services.
23 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Interview with Dimitri Vorontzov
Dimitri Vorontzov is a New York City-based narratologist (scholar of storytelling), with the main focus on stories for film and TV. A classically trained composer, conductor and pianist, Dimitri Vorontzov also works with select postgraduate-level music students, teaching musical composition, orchestration, advanced music theory, and jazz.
20 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Interview with Dr. Sana Shaikh
Dr. Sana Shaikh is an expert in organizational theory and behavior. She holds two Bachelors from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science and Near Eastern Studies with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. She has two Masters, one in Urban Studies from Johns Hopkins and one in Social Policy and Management from Brandeis University. Her PhD is in Social Policy and Management from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management. Dr. Shaikh has over ten years of experience working in education policy, research, and program management and operations. She is currently the Director of School Operations in Springfield Public Schools. She is also the founder of her diversity, equity, and inclusion company called TimeED - Taking Initiative, Making Equity in Education.
13 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Interview with Dr. Katarzyna Tesmer
Dr. Katarzyna Tesmer is an award-winning Aesthetic Medicine Specialist and Board-certified Neonatologist with over 37 years of experience. She is the Medical Director of Visage Laser & Skin Care Center in Anaheim Hills, CA, one of the nation’s most reputable laser & skincare clinics. Dr. Tesmer pushes the limits of the most advanced treatments on the market. She uses non-invasive, FDA-approved techniques to rejuvenate the skin producing miraculous results. Her mission is to find the most innovative ways to help her patients maintain healthy skin and reach their aesthetic goals. Dr. Tesmer has combined her intensive care background to create what she calls “intensive skin care”
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