PS005: The Potluck Society: Subverting The Superficial Social

PS005: The Potluck Society: Subverting The Superficial Social

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I’m so glad to see you. 

This week, we talk to a gregarious neuroscientist, Justin Smith PhD, and a subversive startup executive, Lex Monson, about the nature of connection and how we can subvert the superficial. I hope you enjoy!

As always, we'd love your feedback about the program and recommendations about who to talk with in the future. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

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PS004: The Potluck Society: A Platform for Connection

PS004: The Potluck Society: A Platform for Connection

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I’m so glad you’re here.

This week it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Sarah Werner, creator of the Write Now Podcast and contributor to Forbes.com. Sarah provides insight into her successful podcast and multi-dimensional creative work. We also take a couple minutes to discuss NPR’s #trypod initiative and I share three of my favorite podcasts.

On Being With Krista Tippett: A God of Surprises

99% Invisible with Roman Mars: 99% Symbolic

Design Matters with Debbie Millman: Michael Arad

I hope you enjoy!

Listen here:

http://listen.sdpb.org/post/ps004-potluck-society-platform-connection

 

Photo above by Kylee Leonetti.

PS003: Creating Space For Conversation

PS003: Creating Space For Conversation

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I’m so glad you’re here.

This week we jump into the art of asking powerful question and hosting conversations that matter with two fo the nation's premier conversation hosts, Joe Bartmann (Montrose, SD) and Ashley Hanson (Boulder, CO). 

Joe Bartmann is the Vice President of Community Innovation for Dakota Resources (Renner, SD) and describes himself as a conversation host, a process designer and a community coach for the people of the Prairie. 

Ashley Hanson is co-founder of PlaceBase Productions, which works with rural communities to tell their stories through original, community-driven, site-specific musicals. She recently completed a cross-country documentary art project called Public Transformation, which is highlighting the work rural-based artists and arts organizations are doing to make their communities a more vibrant, healthy, connected place to live.

Show notes:

The water sounds during "reflection time" are provided by the Sioux Falls.

Organizations mentioned by Ashley are: Springboard For the Arts, Art of the Rural, and Creative Exchange.

Listen here:

http://listen.sdpb.org/post/ps003-potluck-society-creating-space-conversation

 

Photo above by Kylee Leonetti.

PS002 Part 1: The Intersection of Art and Community

PS002 Part 1: The Intersection of Art and Community

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm Hugh Weber. And, I'm so glad you stopped by again this week for a special two-part episode!

In this episode of the podcast, we host our very first meeting of the Potluck Society and they've got some thoughts to share. Our spotlight for the week is Zach DeBoer, a gallery owner, artist, and community builder, who shares his philosophy of a community as a canvas. Don't miss the second half of this episode (available for download!) for a conversation with Jason Roberts of the Better Block Foundation and our action antidote of the week.

Listen here:

http://listen.sdpb.org/post/ps002-potluck-society-intersection-art-and-community

PS002 Part 2: The Intersection of Art and Community

PS002 Part 2: The Intersection of Art and Community

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm Hugh Weber. Thanks for checking out the second half of Episode 2!

In this segment, we make a call to Jason Roberts, who talks about the Better Block project in Dallas and the application of his experience to smaller communities. We wrap up the episode with an action antidote that your community will love. Just don't forget to use #PS002 if you join us in the action this week!

Stop by again next week, and, as always, don't forget to bring an idea to pass!

Listen here:

http://listen.sdpb.org/post/ps002-potluck-society-intersection-art-and-community-0

PS001+: Meet Badger Clark

PS001+: Meet Badger Clark

To celebrate the launch of the Potluck Society and the return of the sun to the prairie skies, we wanted to give you just a little bit extra this week. In this brief bonus episode, we introduce you to South Dakota's first Poet Laureate, Badger Clark. Though celebrated in his home state, he was virtually unknown beyond its borders. In fact, his most well-known poem, A Cowboy's Prayer, was often published under the byline, "Author Unknown." We hope you'll enjoy Hugh's sincere attempt at reading a couple of his favorite poems from Badger's collection, Sun and Saddle Leather. Thanks again, and see you soon!

Listen here:

http://listen.sdpb.org/post/ps001-potluck-society-meet-badger-clark

PS001: The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

PS001: The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber. I'm so glad that you're able to join us!

In our first episode of The Potluck Society, we introduce you to James Jennings, a student at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD, who co-founded SPUNK, the Society for the Preservation of UnNecessary Knowledge. For good measure, I roll in the story of an article from the 1930s written by one of my heroes, Abraham Flexner. Flexner and Jennings make quite the pair!

Listen here:

http://listen.sdpb.org/post/ps001-potluck-society-usefulness-useless-knowledge

PS000: Introducing The Potluck Society

PS000: Introducing The Potluck Society

The Potluck Society, created and hosted by SDPB contributor Hugh Weber, is a podcast that celebrates ordinary people who are building extraordinary communities and connects them with each other and people, places and ideas around the world. This introductory episode sets the stage for what you can expect each week. We hope we'll see you soon & don't forget to bring an idea to pass!

Listen here:

http://listen.sdpb.org/post/introducing-potluck-society