The Limit Does Not Exist

We talk with Leah Gilliam, the VP of Strategy and Innovation at Girls Who Code. Leah began her career as an artist, filmmaker, and academic before shifting over to game design and STEM education. We discuss how to narrate your own Human Venn Diagram story in a way that gets you hired, the highly valuable creative skill that you may not realize you have, and how to stay close to the things you find interesting. Plus, hear about Christina's Women's March On Washington experience and Cate's "Math Brain"!

00:53:51 1/30/2017

Past Episodes

Do you ever imagine you're moving to a soundtrack inspired by your environment? Meet Ryan and Hays Holladay - two brothers who have created location-aware compositions in places like The National Mall and Central Park. Ryan and Hays tell us when they realized they didn't have to wait to be successful to make the work they wanted to make? and share insights into their collaboration process, partnering with brands, and? wading through the LA River?.
01:01:00 12/11/2017
Imagine you're talking to a rock. What would you say? If you're Adeene Denton, a whole lot.? ?Adeene is a geologist and planetary scientist whose background in history gives her an eye-opening take on science communication. She's also a dancer and choreographer who has her sights set on space dancing as she travels to Mars in the future. Whether you need a fresh perspective or a boost of energy, this episode is for you!
01:07:00 12/4/2017
When was the last time you looked at the things you regularly do and asked yourself why you're doing them in the first place? In this C&C episode, we discuss the power of creative destruction, comedy and curiosity. Plus, quick and easy tips for maintaining holiday sanity!
00:59:00 11/27/2017
Did it ever occur to you that J.S. Bach was a technology? nerd? We're talking with Dan Tepfer, a pianist and composer who improvises with algorithms and cowrites with computers. Dan tells us how he discovered that music would be his primary pursuit after studying astrophysics in college and gives great advice for figuring out what you want to do with your life.
01:14:00 11/20/2017
Jenny Dearborn is the Chief Learning Officer (yes, that's a job!) of SAP who paints superheroes, writes screenplays and has a serious thing for change. If you think a corporate job doesn't equal dynamic opportunities for change, keep listening. In fact, Jenny shares why trying to work yourself out of a job can be a great career strategy and how to use data to measure if you're on the right path. A must-listen episode for sharpening your superpowers and finding new ones!
00:55:00 11/13/2017
Sasha Samochina has a really cool job. She's an immersive visualization producer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she creates interactive experiences to help scientists and engineers share their work with the public. You'll hear about Sasha's last-minute choice to go to art school and the lightbulb moment that led her to merge her love of art and science. Get ready for inspiration, realness and a whole bunch of rad resources.
01:14:00 11/6/2017
What happens when a debt-ridden opera singer launches a Kickstarter campaign that becomes the most funded app in Kickstarter history? Gabriel Wyner shares his journey from winning the Renaissance Scholar award at USC to singing opera in Vienna to founding Fluent Forever, a language-learning system that effectively leverages technology and memory research. Plus, Kickstarter tips!
01:10:00 10/30/2017
What do you do if you don't have a clear passion? Or if you used to have one, but now... not so much? In this C&C episode, we discuss an alternative to all of that advice about passion, and it may just change the way you approach your work. We also address ambition and Tall Poppy Syndrome, embracing the unknown and a profound story about erasers. Trust us on this one.
01:09:00 10/23/2017
If you think you can't dance with international ballet companies and make physics breakthroughs at the same time, you haven't met Merritt Moore. Merritt continually jumps from lab coats to leotards and tells us how she pulls it off with the grace and dedication of, well, a professional ballerina. Did we mention she also recently competed to become an astronaut candidate on a BBC reality show? Its an episode that truly raises the barre.
01:04:00 10/16/2017
Can you picture a nucleosome? Thanks to data-visualization expert Janet Iwasa, there's a whole collection of molecular animations to help us see what our eyes cannot. Listen to how Janet turns the movies in the minds of research scientists into dynamic images and how her single-minded focus has helped her pursue a path that didn't exist before. Plus, it's Global Mathematics Week!
01:05:00 10/9/2017

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