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Think.Do.Lead. is a podcast about where creative ideas come from and where they lead. Host Katherine Bergeron, President of Connecticut College, holds conversations with inspiring minds from a variety of fields, from advocates who know how to put their ideas into action and innovators who are working to find inventive solutions to age old problems to educators who are shaping a new generation of thinkers, doers, and leaders.
 
"The Futile Knocking of My Heart" is a collaborative sound project by Sasha Opeiko and Martin Stevens, with contributions from guest artists. Each episode is an experimental rumination of melancholy, loss or speculation. Each artist is asked to find their inspiration using the sampled and modified sounds of the Deathwatch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum), a creature of myth and destructive reality. The deathwatch beetle is a woodboring insect which occupies ancient buildings, tunneling into t ...
 
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Stirling Noh hails from the ether, emerging incognito to commit sudden musical atrocities. A retired homicide detective, in present day Los Angeles he flits from one clash with urban decay to another in a flurry of sonic debris. He has been recognized at clandestine nitrous oxide raves for spinning such pulsing cuts as "Za Za", "Cubiform Triangle",…
 
For the conclusion of the Joel Miller interview, Weird Al's best friend and confidant of 45-years returns with more shocking revelations and stories about Weird Al's early and personal life. Joel shares whether or not he has heard Weird Al swear as well as discuss Weird Al's early mating rituals, the infamous Missing Persons concert, and his experi…
 
Weird Al's best friend and confidant, Joel Miller, returns to share more stories from his forty-five year long friendship with Weird Al. In part two of the interview, we will learn about unreleased Weird Al songs, how Weird Al was able to call Kurt Cobain at Saturday Night Live, Weird Al's first time being filmed for TV, other actors considered for…
 
This is an episode about so much more than weightlifting. But chasing dreams, reflecting on the past and friendships that can rekindle after many years :) U.S. Senior International Weightlifting Coach, Daniel (Danny) Camargo, is a world-class athlete AND person (and "old" friend). He founded Oly Concepts in 2012. Danny Camargo is a 27-year veteran …
 
Tara Sophia Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being, and an author, educator and certified coach. Tara is the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, published by Penguin Random House, and named a Best Book of the Year by Apple’s iBooks. She is the creator of the pioneering Playing Bi…
 
REPLAY EPISODE. Geneen Roth is the author of ten books, including the new This Messy Magnificent Life and New York Times bestsellers When Food Is Love, Lost and Found, and Women Food and God, as well as The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It. Join her December retreat: https://retreats.geneenroth.com/december-online/ Over the past thi…
 
A happy birthday to the podcast. 300 episodes in 4 years. That's a whole lotta interviewing and talking! Here's to another 300... or something like that! In this self-hosted episode, Meredith talks about what "excellence" means, the "Same 24 Hours," and how growth and change is really the jam. ====================== Request to Join the FREE Meredit…
 
In this very special episode, Dave and Ethan sit down with Weird Al's best friend - and confidant - Joel Miller! Joel was literally there when Al became WEIRD AL, has been there for throughout Weird Al's incredible career, and was even by his side as the best man at Al's wedding. Joel shares unrestrained and unbounded stories from attending college…
 
Ever wanted to attend a live therapy session with me? NO? Oh, okay. :) Ha ha! But you might get just that in this fascinating episode with Dr. Burns! Dr. David D. Burns, MD, is a renowned psychiatrist, award-winning researcher, and author of the phenomenally successful Feeling Good and Feeling Good Handbook, which have sold 5 million copies worldwi…
 
In celebration of Dr. Nicole LePera's killer new book, I am posting this REPLAY episode. Dr. Nicole LePera was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the New School for Social Research. She also studied at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. As a clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. Nicole LePera often found herse…
 
I was just thinking of this episode the other day, and realized... this was a GREAT one. So I wanted to make sure we hit a replay of it! In case you missed, here we go! Family doctor and expert, Dr. William Sears, is the co-author of the book : The Healthy Brain Book. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five U.S. adults wil…
 
Tom Bergeron is an Emmy-award winning television host. You probably know him from America's Funniest Home Videos (2001-2015) and Dancing with the Stars (2005-2019). We didn't talk so much about these accomplishments as we did fears, novel writing, and what his lunch with Erin Andrews "really" was about. A big thanks to Tom for his time, wisdom and …
 
Patrick Dossett is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training and the Wharton School of Business. Pat Dossett believes in the power of small steps and is passionate about helping others realize their full potential through his company, Madefor. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, twin daughters …
 
Dave and Ethan interview legendary jazz trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, who appears on "NOW That's What I Call Polka!" on Mandatory Fun, as well as "Polkamon" and "The Hamilton Polka". Wayne performed live with Weird Al at the Hollywood Bowl in 2016 for the Mandatory World Tour, and graduated with Weird Al from Lynwood High School. Wayne has performed/re…
 
Dave and Ethan interview Trevor Strong of the legendary comedy music trio, The Arrogant Worms! Trevor digs deep into the history of The Arrogant Worms, his new internet show, and talks about Weird Al & being featured on The Dr. Demento Show! Also this episode, Dave and Ethan welcome back a past guest to talk about their new song that features Weird…
 
I spent an almost two hours with Schitt's Creek actor ("Ted"), Dustin Milligan---and we covered ALL the things: toxic masculinity, social media, what it means to be a celeb, instagram, addiction and.... why he and I should do a project together, but then why we shouldn't because we'd hate each other AND the project in less than 2 weeks. It was an h…
 
James Altucher interviews the world’s leading peak performers in every area of life. But instead of giving you the typical success story, James digs deeper to find the “Choose Yourself” story—these are the moments we relate to… when someone rises up from personal struggle to reinvent themselves. The James Altucher Show brings you into the lives of …
 
Some contributors took a more narrative approach to the appropriation of the sound. “Death Watch, A Melancholy Meandering, Through ‘a’ Dying Process” “Death Watch, A Melancholy Meandering, Through ‘a’ Dying Process” written and performed by Paul David, evokes the feel of the American Western cinema genre, here a departure from the other episodes' i…
 
"Night Watch" is a post-ambient soliloquy reflecting on a solitary death lived in a crowded room. It is a crowding of thoughts that is the night watch, the obsessive looping fears of a troubled mind. Stevens attempts to capture the romantic dread of the beckoning insect, as perhaps experienced on a deathbed centuries ago, atmospherically evoking co…
 
David Bergeron is primarily an electronic musician who produces music as Qwiet Eye, as well as soundtracks for films, games, and installation art. His work and collaborations have been showcased across Canada in North Bay, Quebec City, Toronto, Victoria, and Windsor, and internationally in Tokyo, Rome, Germany, Poland, Iran, Texas and Louisiana. "T…
 
Cohabitation with the deathwatch beetle skitters into the subject’s sense of safety, the home becomes an othered place of doom, and this raises questions regarding destabilization of our anthropocentricity through a process of integration of disintegration, of the seemingly stable conditions of the home or the cultural institution as infiltrated wi…
 
"Berwick Tweed Deathbeetle" conjures an extrinsic journey, a flaneur through contemporary Britain. The track is a cycle of electronic washes under gale warnings radioed to ships at sea. Both danger and comfort are inscribed in a spatial nostalgia summoned through local experience. Consider also the return to a quiet interior with the sounds of the …
 
Garrain dealt with homelessness for 2 ½ years, living out of his car and feeling like he was drowning in misery, as well as being sent to prison for 2 ½ years. Yet, going through both of those difficulties, and more, he found a way to turn his life around. Garrain’s story is a perfect example of how you can go through so many difficult things in li…
 
honjok was born and raised on the shores of The Misery Coast. He received his formal education in filmmaking, after formative years dabbling with synthesizers. honjok marks his return to electronic “music” decades later, this time with a focus on manipulated and effected found sounds and field recordings. "Breath Watch Needle" was created entirely …
 
Tara Schuster served as Vice President of Talent and Development at Comedy Central where she was the Executive in Charge of the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Key & Peele, the Emmy® Award winning @Midnight, and Lights Out with David Spade. For her work on Key & Peele, Jordan Peele remarked that Schuster is “ahead of her time...she sees the future …
 
"Structural Timbres: A Generative Infestation" is a live stream of a dead-living sound object entitled "Structural Timbres: A Generative Infestation". It is a real-time stream of a generative audio system which models the patterns, behaviour and sounds of a deathwatch beetle infestation, originally scheduled for the duration of the 52nd NeMLA Virtu…
 
In Slime Dynamics, Ben Woodard states that “Contagion becomes neither death nor life but protracted life, a state of never quite being dead – an undeadness not of the living dead but of " dead living ... death becomes cracked open and endless” . Opeiko’s track refers to this kind of state – dead trees growing – also an ideal habitat for the deathwa…
 
"Market Melancholy" by Andrea Slavik. As an interdisciplinary artist and educator, Andrea Slavik seeks to challenge popular ideological practices and forms of representation active in Western culture. She holds an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited in North America and Europe. Current…
 
"Damage" by Les Godfrey & Martin Stevens. Les Godfrey is an Ontario musician and luthier, building classic guitars and basses, timeless works of playable art. "Another place, another music, another song for these two hands. All too familiar never lost. Perfect heart, perfect the art! Rocking boat will draw the sail. A happy soul be doomed to dwell.…
 
The Futile Knocking of My Heart is a collaborative podcast project by Sasha Opeiko + Martin Stevens created for the “Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse: Sights and Sounds” panel at The 52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, 2021. Each episode is a commissioned sound work utilizing i…
 
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