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
Arielle Dundas and Joana Ponder are at the kitchen table today to discuss standup comedy, knowing what you’re doing with your life, the connection between sex and art, American dogs, bike fights, and waiting for packages. You can see Arielle at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam on October 21st! You can listen to Joana on the Ponder Cast!
Could you survive in the wilderness for 48 hours? How much or little do you need for a 5 day hike? Can you build a fire without matches? Today at the kitchen table — the Online Caveman himself, Marc Smeehuijzen joins us to talk Bushcraft and tell some fantastic stories of the fascinating and sometimes hilarious situations he has gotten himself into.
A few years ago Merel Rumping was working with street children in Colombia when she began learning more and more about the impact of war on the lives of individuals. Spefically the number of people who had lost a limb and were in need of a prosthesis. Fastforward to 2017 and she is now part of the team at The Leg Bank, which helps low income people in Colombia get real access to affordable prosthetics. Today at the kitchen table, joined by her colleague/designer Susana Herrera, Merel joins us to talk about her experience and the latest news from the Leg Bank. Also at the table today is the wonderful research journalist Marieke Buijs. It is a story of dedication, innovation, and above all — heart.
What will the world of work look like in 20 to 30 years? Will the concept of school as we know it still exist? Should it exist? Matthew Dons joins me to talk about his experience home schooling his children and what he sees for their future in a world where very little will look like what we know today as work, education and above all “career”.
Matthew Dons is fighting cancer in an effort to have more time with his family and welcomes anyone willing to help him fund his treatment. Click the link and donate to the GoFundMe campaign.
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.