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The Art of Humanity

The Art of Humanity with Jessica Ann is a weekly podcast that explores creativity and consciousness with artists, leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs. This podcast explores the deeper truths of society, with poignant insights that integrate spiritual principals into a new paradigm of content marketing. Guests include best-selling authors like James Altucher, internet pioneers like Jeff Pulver, leading marketers like Bryan Kramer and other incredible thinkers and innovators in the world today. Listen for visionary insights to evolve your business. #listenexploreevolve
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Jul 22, 2015

Welcome to another episode of the Art of Humanity, where we explore creativity + consciousness to allow you and your business to evolve. In Episode 16, Jessica chats with photographer and author Geoff Livingston. 

Jessica and Geoff discuss: 

  • How and why he evolved into a photographer 
  • How we can use technology to transform 
  • Why the medium is still the message
  • The Instagram vs. Flickr battle 
  • Why he refuses to tell his story 
  • The xPotomac event in Washington, DC on August 27th

 

Jul 15, 2015

Bryan Kramer is one of the world’s foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, and has been credited with instigating the #H2H business movement in marketing and social. With over 300K social fans and followers, and an intimate understanding of the intricacies and interworking of both social technologies and social behaviors, Bryan is both a practitioner and authority on the subject.Bryan is also a renowned global speaker, consultant and trainer.

 

In this episode, Jessica Ann and Brian discuss:

  • How Brian reinvented himself after 10 years of running a successful Silicon Valley marketing firm to get where he is today
  • How social technologies are sparking the shift in human evolution
  • Why emotional intelligence is increasingly valuable as our society progresses with robotic technology
  • How we can better learn to blend digital technologies into our physical world - and the challenges that happen when we incorporate digital into the human experience. How can we rise above these challenges?
  • How SMB's can produce experiences around their content 
  • The books that Bryan's reading 
Jul 8, 2015

From a young age, Tina Bock has always found an importance of connecting the physical body with the mental body. As her mother always likes to say, "she was doing back flips in the womb before she was born". Tina was first introduced to yoga as a teen, by her father in a headstand on the living room floor. While studying Music Industry at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Tina found yoga as a compliment to her dancing. After studying and practicing daily with some of New Jersey's most recognized yoga teachers, she soon became completely dedicated to the practice and lifestyle of yoga. 

In this episode, international yoga instructor Tina Bock and Jessica Ann discuss: 

 

  • New Jersey (yes it deserves its own bullet point)
  • What it's like to teach yoga in Abu Dhabi 
  • Teacher training in India 
  • How her yoga practice continues to evolve

 

 

Jul 1, 2015

Welcome to another episode of the Art of Humanity, where we explore creativity + consciousness to allow you and your business to evolve. In Episode 13, Jessica Ann talks with Ira Haberman.

Ira is the Director of Storytelling at Brainrider Grateful Dead listener, Toronto Blue Jay Watcher, dad, and host of The Ira Haberman Experience.

In this episode, Ira and Jessica Ann discuss:

  • What makes for a great story?
  • How do you tell a great story?
  • Where should you be telling your story?
  • How do you define success?

If you're enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on the iTunes store! 

Jun 24, 2015

In Episode 12, Jessica Ann talks with Molly McCord. 

Molly is an author and a practicing intuitive astrologer who has connected with clients in over 20 countries. She hosts a popular weekly radio show which has attracted over 70,000 downloads in the first year.

Molly has a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies, and a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy as a formal channel for understanding Global Consciousness with a Jungian perspective. She is TESOL certified and volunteers her time teaching English to college-level international students.

Molly is currently an Ambassador for Women for Women International, a non-profit organization which provides education and and business training for marginalized women in developing countries.

She is the Founder and Director of Spirituality University.com, an online destination for Mastery Courses and consciousness-raising resources.

In this episode, Molly and Jessica Ann discuss: 

  • What "consciousness" really means 
  • How to make conscious choices
  • How dreams allow you to better trust your intuition 
  • Why joy and bliss are signs of an expanding consciousness 
  • How grounding and self-care can make you more powerful 
  • The lifecycle states of consciousness 
  • Why today - in this current state of humanity - we are urgently feeling the need to go back in time, to relearn ancient wisdom

If you're enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on the iTunes store! 

Jun 17, 2015

In Episode 11, Jessica Ann talks with James Altucher.

 

James is the former president and founder of Stockpickr LLC, which was one of the first sites to combine social networking with stock investment ideas.

He is a successful entrepreneur, chess master, and best-seller writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies. His writing has appeared in major outlets including the Wall Street JournalTech Crunch, and Positively Positive.

He runs two podcasts "The James Altucher Show" and "Ask Altucher" in which he answers questions from listeners. His blog, The Altucher Confidential, has attracted 15+ million readers since its launch. He is the author of 14 books, including two WSJ best-sellers: Choose Yourself and The Power of No.

In this episode, Jessica Ann and James discuss:

  • How he achieves freedom
  • Why he stopped writing to please others
  • How curiosity prevents "having an opinion" 
  • The importance of writing 10 ideas a day
  • How he mentally keeps young 
  • Meditation and the current books he's reading

Don't forget to leave a review in the iTunes store if you like what you hear! 

 

Jun 17, 2015

In Episode 11, Jessica Ann talks with James Altucher.

 

James is the former president and founder of Stockpickr LLC, which was one of the first sites to combine social networking with stock investment ideas.

He is a successful entrepreneur, chess master, and best-seller writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies. His writing has appeared in major outlets including the Wall Street JournalTech Crunch, and Positively Positive.

He runs two podcasts "The James Altucher Show" and "Ask Altucher" in which he answers questions from listeners. His blog, The Altucher Confidential, has attracted 15+ million readers since its launch. He is the author of 14 books, including two WSJ best-sellers: Choose Yourself and The Power of No.

In this episode, Jessica Ann and James discuss:

  • How he achieves freedom
  • Why he stopped writing to please others
  • How curiosity prevents "having an opinion" 
  • The importance of writing 10 ideas a day
  • How he mentally keeps young 
  • Meditation and the current books he's reading

 

Jun 10, 2015

In this episode, Tony and Jessica Ann discuss:

  • Why context around Instagram is crucial 
  • Whether selfies will go out of style 
  • How to develop loyalty among your audience
  • Whether the new live-streaming apps take away from the solitude that is felt on the more quieter platforms (like Instagram)

 

Jun 3, 2015

In Episode 8, Jessica Ann talks with Annie Q. Syed. 

Annie has been telling stories since she was eight years old. She attained her B.A. from the University of Kansas in English Literature and International Studies and her Master's in Secondary English Education from City College in New York where she was a NYC Department of Education teacher. She then went on to receive her J.D. from CUNY School of Law in New York and thereafter completed a clerk-ship for a judge. She remains an activist in projects involving human rights in the United States, Africa and Asia. She is working on finishing a novel and other short stories.

She calls New York City home although she lives a bicoastal, transcontinental life practicing yoga as often as possible.

In this episode, Jessica and Annie discuss:

  • How words help us make sense of the world 
  • What it means to be a "writer" today
  • The meaning behind the word "community" 
  • Why "being a writer" today is mutually exclusive from "being in a community"
  • The story and meaning behind her book, Collection of Auguries 
  • Why some of the biggest moments of our growth aren't shareable on social media 

 

May 27, 2015

In Episode 8, I talk with Mark Schaefer.

Mark is a globally-recognized author, speaker, educator, and business consultant who blogs at {grow} – one of the top marketing blogs of the world.

Mark teaches graduate marketing classes at Rutgers University and has written four best-selling books including The Tao of Twitter (the best-selling book on Twitter in the world) and Return On Influencewhich was named one of the top business titles of the year by the American Library Association. And his most recent book is called Content Code Shock.

Mark’s clients include Dell, Adidas, and the US Air Force. He has been a keynote speaker at prestigious events all over the world including SXSW, Marketing Summit Tokyo, and the Institute for International and European Affairs.

Mark's latest book is called The Content Code (I got an advanced copy of this book before this interview).

In this episode, Mark and I discuss: 

  • How "getting his heart beat out of him" made him a more balanced person - and gave him the courage to be more human
  • How Mark's core values help to create unique content 
  • Why "love" is an important part of content creation 
  • How he stays grounded amid the "social media celebrity" scene 
  • Why "how we deal with suffering" defines us as humans 
  • The future of publishing + podcasting 
  • Our favorite band, The National 

 

May 20, 2015

In Episode 7 of The Art of Humanity, I talk with sound healer Asa Idoni. 

Asa is a composer and sound healer, a certified hypnotherapist, and practitioner of neurolinguistic programing. 

In this interview, Asa and I discuss: 

  • How he incorporates music into his therapeutic practice so that evolution and change can occur more easily.
  • How he lets the muse work through him by having an open schedule
  • Why "integral theory" catalyzes the evolutionary process
  • How we can see the deeper interconnectivity between all forms of insight
May 13, 2015

In this interview, Miss Metaverse and I get super nerdy as we discuss:

 

  • How her blog (and Pinterest!) helped create her future
  • How spirituality will converge with artificial intelligence
  • How wearable tech can help us meditate 
  • Sex, love, and...robots (yep, robots)
  • Why scientists will soon prove that we live in a holographic Universe
May 6, 2015

The Art of Humanity is a weekly 30-minute podcast that explores creativity and consciousness with artists, leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs.

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Art of Humanity. I'm so excited to bring you this next guest... 

Episode 5: Concert cellist Gjilberta Lucaj 

In this interview, Gjilberta and I discuss: 

  • The private "aha!" moments that happen during practice 
  • The best advice she can give to other artists who are pursuing a professional career in music
  • How being an only child motivates success
  • Her path with "making it" in NYC, the melting pot of art
  • The "secret language" of music and live performances

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Apr 28, 2015

Episode 4: Relationship coach Mark Groves (@createthelove on instagram)

Mark Groves is a relationship coach and writer who shares inspiration on love, honesty, trust, sex and magic. 

In this interview, Mark and I discuss:

  • What prompted him to start writing about love 
  • How he lives in alignment with his intuition and his heart
  • Societal constructs around love and relationships 
  • The paradox of love and freedom 
  • How to build a relationship that feels free 
  • Why being true to love means existing within the integrity of what you know
  • How men can be expressive and assertive in how they feel without it affecting their masculinity 
Apr 22, 2015

Shannon Hernandez is Dave Grohl’s shorter twin. He has a passion for being on the radio and educating the everyday man/woman to do what he does. During our conversation we discuss: 

  • What it's like to live the dream he's had since a little boy
  • How to get used to the sound of your own voice
  • The music that inspires him 
  • Books and philosophy
  • How he rewired his mind to lose a ton of weight

Please leave a review on iTunes! 

Apr 17, 2015

I'm already breaking the rules in this second episode. I'm supposed to stick to the "30 minute" format (blah blah blah) but I already got bored with that idea. I have 30 minute episodes planned with guests for future shows but for now, it's just you, me, and Dupree.

I figure that you want to know a little bit about me...since I am your host. So, in this episode, I share a story about me and a stranger. I may or may not say the word "erectus." You'll have to listen to find out. 

And then...I describe what this podcast series is about...humanity and the awakening of human consciousness. Consciousness helps us to awaken and expand to our human desires. It makes you open to the totality of receiving. And all that good stuff.

My hope is that my guests inspire you to Awaken, to find balance, and to seek consciousness and creativity in the face of change.

Please leave a review in the iTunes store!

Apr 13, 2015

Jeff Pulver discusses: 

  • His early influences in life, and why he wanted to connect the world together
  • How radio gave him the chance to connect and engage with people from all walks of life
  • The paradox of vulnerability and strength
  • How music and lyrics guide his life
  • How to allow yourself to connect to your flow and have the confidence to "just Be."
  • The spiritual moments that happen by being outdoors in Nature.

 

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