Extreme Perspectives Podcast

Meet The Sense Network; listen to stories and extreme perspectives from a global network of creatives, outliers, misfits, rebels and the crazy ones!

How to avoid be brainwashed by the mainstream | Etan Ilfeld

How to avoid be brainwashed by the mainstream with Etan Ilfeld.

Etan is a tri-cultural, Mind Expander. A Polymath, Physicists, Publisher, Chess Champion, Gallerist AND Chief organiser of Mind Sports Olympiad.

Listen in to the truly mind-expanding conversation. Ranging from the intersections of science, maths, media and art. To discussing why people play games and cheat. As well as exploring Zen aesthetics, the subconscious mind-state and the emergence of creative ideas.

Addiction: The pandemic within the pandemic | Michael & Sharon Lewis

We are joined by Sharon Lewis and Michael Lewis, a cultural strategist, and financial advisor duo.

They are on a mission to better support individuals and families dealing with rising incidences of addiction and struggles with mental health. They describe this as “the pandemic within the pandemic.”

We talk about how the disruption of COVID-19 has normalized unhealthy behaviors with alcohol, drugs, social media, and even work… How might we become more aware of these behaviors as a result of crisis? How might we be better informed to deal with recovery both emotionally and financially?

Sex is too important to leave in the hands of pornographers | Ricardo Scipio

“Sex is too important to leave in the hands of pornographers.”

We know talking about sex can feel taboo, and this is what our next guest is trying to dispel through his work. Listen as we speak to REBEL, artist, filmmaker and photographer, Ricardo Scipio about sex positive representations.

We discuss: The evolution of photography. The moral immaturity of Big Tech. Sexual art. Body positivity. Sexual expression. How porn is like junk food and WHY we need something more wholesome.

Unleash your true self. The power of non-linear thinking | Alex Dunsdon

In this episode we are speaking with the ‘NON-LINEAR HUMAN’, husband, dad, venture capitalist, coach and chief of staff Alex Dunsdon.

Listen as we discuss life, the universe and everything from Education to Monetary Policy. Thoughts traps and how to get out of them to unleash your true self. And how we need to speak to diverse people, different brains and life experiences to advance the world and start making it a better place.

Buy less but better. Blind consumerism is vandalism | Alex Rückheim

Today we are speaking with the ‘OUTLIER’, third culture kid, innovator, conscious consumer, and founder of Buy Less But Better, Alex Rückheim.

Keep listening as we discuss how creativity can be designed out of us and how we need to build and nurture it; the importance of observing the world around us to ask WHY and dig deeper; his 8 year quest to end blind consumerism – to live better with less that lasts longer #buylessbutbetter; and the importance of pausing, reflecting and thinking twice before we make our purchasing decisions to help end blind consumerism.

Buy less but better. Blind consumerism is vandalism | Alex Rückheim

In this episode, we are speaking with the ‘REBEL’, entrepreneur, neuroscientist and author of The Purpose Myth Charlotte Cramer in Lisbon.

We talk about Charlotte’s book The Purpose Myth. How to Survive, Strive for a better world, learn, grow and most importantly thrive. Perfect for some January motivation!

We also discuss the creation of a glow in the dark duvet business at the back of a tuk tuk, aided by business planning with Richard Branson at 35000 ft. And we talk about CRACK + CIDER – a side project that helped homeless people around the world.

Data odysseys, possibility engines, and preparing for life in space | Nicholas Kuhne

We talk to the Outlier, globe trotting creative turned data scientist, Nicholas Kuhne from Kuala Lumpur.

We discuss creative applications of data science; the importance of accepting, normalising and leveraging failure; and finally, why he’s preparing his young sons for life on Mars.

Faster Ideas: Be a sponge. Seek feedback. Make your ideas stronger | Joanne Oatts

In this episode, we talk to ‘the ‘MISFIT’, comedy writer, artist, creative director, filmmaker and host of LGBTQ+ podcast Outvertising, Joanne Oatts.

Listen as we discuss how to generate faster ideas, juggling several different professional hats, making creative projects happen and navigating the creative industry.

Check out Joanne’s recently launched initiative Faster Ideas, for tips on how to confidently come up with new ideas to build and work on.

The importance misfits in business, butterflies, and forest bathing | Jeffrey Abramson

In this episode, we talk to ‘experiential storyteller,’ magician and misfit Jeffrey Abramson. ⁠

He talks to us about immersive experiences, the intersections of nature & technology and his new film ‘The Dark Divide.’  We discuss how to deal with the creative setbacks, the role of the misfit within organisations and the importance of reconnecting with the universe.⁠

Watch Jeffrey’s latest project the trailer for ‘The Dark Divide’ here.

Collaborative Resilience. The importance of community in times of crisis | Koert Bakker

This is the second episode of The Sense Network – Extreme Perspectives podcast with ‘The New Kid’ Koert Bakker.

We talk to Koert about his journey across continents, from a Caribbean island to Colorado. How he had to decide between art school and business school. His pioneering work at the edge of culture and how this journey has taken him to become the Head of Strategy at PwC Experience Center in Amsterdam.

Listen as we discuss the tensions between culture & commerce, the importance of community and collaborative resilience during crisis and how we might design a better now and future during periods of accelerated behaviour change.

Cultural Intelligence: Extreme people inspire vibrant and meaningful products and service design | Rachel Liu

This is the first episode of The Sense Network – Extreme Perspectives podcast with Inclusive Pioneer and ‘Zen Creative’ Rachel Liu.

Listen as we discuss the importance of cultural intelligence and cross cultural research, finding your creative voice and developing confidence and the role of leadership in creating open and inclusive spaces for meaningful dialogue.

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