We hear about the vocational pathway of futurist Ross Dawson and his interests in systems thinking and feedback loops. Ross is an author and his most recent book Thriving on Overload contains practical strategies and tools for managing in a world of information overwhelm.
Scientist Tien Huynh is involved in research projects as diverse as developing fire retardant building materials from fungi and exploring the possibilities for planting seedlings on the Moon. Tien has an inspiring personal story of growing up in wartime Vietnam and overcoming childhood illness to becoming a senior academic doing inspiring outreach work and inclusive workplace mentoring.
Padraig Parkhurst aka Anarchosophist shares his approach to creating music and concept albums inspired by themes and musical ideas.
Tea specialist Katelyn Kent describes five types of tea and shares her knowledge and interest in tea with us. The teas featured are a Japanese Sencha, Oolong, Grand Yunnan, Lapsang Souchong, and a Herbal Tisane Blend.
Dr Nora Yitong Qiu is an economic historian of East Asia, specialising in the Qing Empire and 20th century China. Nora is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford in the Faculty of History as part of a research group studying Global Correspondent Banking 1870–2000. At the time of this conversation, Nora was in China for archival research.