This season Realities is live streaming special editions of the show via the facebook page. These “Kitchen Table Conversations” are recorded live at my (Mark’s!) house in Amsterdam and feature talented and fun guests as well as excellent co-hosts and some of the most delicious tea you can imagine. Watch the schedule on the FB page, like it to get alerts when shows are coming up or about to begin. You can also get theseGo to the show page
As Matthew Dons fights for his life he is also taking stock of lessons learned and what matters most to him. One tradition in his Tokyo household is education his children at home. From the process of starting home schooling in Japan to the day-to-day activities of his children, it is an insightful and inspiring story that looks at what education could and should be for the kind of future that is already here.
Impression management; your image on social media; online dating – everywhere you go in your internet life, you’re projecting an image of yourself. Today at the kitchen table, we’re speaking with researcher, writer and communications consultant Janelle Ward about what is going on when it comes to these online selves we’ve created and what impact this has on how our society functions. Also joining me at the kitchen table, reknowned legal and cultural scholar Aamna Chaudhry. Subscribe by finding Realities Podcast in any podcast directory or watch the livestream on the Realities FB page.
Gabe Mac has been making media and teaching game design for over a decade and in the time he has come to see the long list of inconsistencies between the world that exists (and will exist in the future) and the way way formal education prepares people for that future. The writing is very much on the wall for what needs to happen with the concept of school and Gabe is here to read the beautiful graphitti and tell us about the tools and the tricks to set our children free, to get “us” out of the way of their education. Follow along at home, listen to this season of Kitchen Table Conversations, this time feature Carine Middeldorp and Gabe Mac talking education and the future of learning.
After immigrating to the United States in the 1970’s my mom’s life journey took a challenging and rewarding turn when she pursued a career as a school social worker in one of the most troubled school systems in the country. At home, I grew up with her stories and always noticed the combination of great satisfaction and frequent frustration; the system was a machine and that machine placed very little value on the humans that worked within it or the humans that it was established to serve. But my mother, who values helping others above all else, would not be deterred. On today’s program, the kickoff episode for a new season of Realities where the conversations will take place around the dinner table, you will hear from my mother as she and I look back at her career and eventually retirement, and how she sees it all now. The setting is her temporary kitchen table in Jensen Beach, Florida… an appropriate place to evaluate a magnificient career.
Tom Brosseau makes the kind of music you rarely find in the world today. Though Tom himself would probably say – you just need to look around. While on his European tour this fall, he played at StudioBar in Amsterdam and the following day came to the kitchen-studio to talk about music, his return to North Dakota, things he is working on and learning and much more. Tom is a great observer of people and the world around him, this is normally expressed through his music, but the next best thing has got to be through a podcast conversation.