Hear me on the Walk Talk Listen Podcast

April 13, 2023 by Joshua
in Audio

The host of the Walk Talk Listen podcast, Maurice Bloem, Chief Sustainability and Impact Officer of the Church World Service and Main Representative at UN Headquarters, invited me to a conversation on his podcast:

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Josh Spodek (click to listen)

The podcast overview:

Walk Talk Listen, an attempt to connect people and make this world a bit better by sharing opinions and experiences based on the belief that everyone’s perspective is true albeit partial. It is also an effort to create awareness and to inspire a growing group of listeners to be engaged with the Global Goals (SDGs) and their attainment. A spin-off of the 100 mile walk. #gotheextra100mile

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Josh Spodek (click to listen)

About Maurice Bloem

Maurice has been walking 100 miles in a week since 2012, to raise awareness and funds for hunger, poverty and injustice. During this yearly individual/personal campaign, he invites people to walk with him for a few hours while they talk about the purpose of life, religion, spirituality, sustainability, worries, hopes etc. His most recent walk took place at the end of March in Seattle and surrounding area (You can support it here).

11th Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk – Maurice Bloem I care deeply about creating a just world and want to help those who are facing renewed hunger and poverty. Donate to support me and together we will provide emergency food and lifesaving support to the people that need it most. Let’s show the world we are willing to #GoTheExtra100Mile.

The podcast Walk Talk Listen is a spin-off of this walk and he now speaks on a weekly basis with young and more senior leaders from different backgrounds and walks of life. The objective is to connect people around the world and to show that everyone’s perspective is true, albeit partial. Connecting might lead to listening and talking and even to walking and/or taking actions to make this world a bit better.

The episode notes are mostly my bio:

Joshua Spodek PhD MBA hosts the award-winning This Sustainable Life podcast, is a four-time TEDx speaker, bestselling author of Initiative and Leadership Step by Step, professor at NYU, published in the New Yorker, and leadership coach.

He holds a PhD in astrophysics and an MBA from Columbia, where he studied under a Nobel Laureate and helped launch a satellite (having emerged from some of Philadelphia’s most dangerous neighborhoods). He left academia to found a venture to market an invention that showed animated images to subway riders between stations.

He teaches and coaches leadership and entrepreneurship at NYU and Columbia Business School. He has spoken at Harvard, Princeton, West Point, Google, IBM, The New York Academy of Science, Children’s Aid Society, and other renowned institutions.

He has been published in The New YorkerTIME, Inc., Quartz, and Psychology Today. Featured in pieces every major network, the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and more, he has been called “best and brightest” in Esquire’s Genius issue, “astrophysicist turned new media whiz” by NBC, and “rocket scientist” by Forbes.

He visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River twice, has done burpees daily since 2011 (195,000 and counting), takes 3 years to produce one load of garbage, hasn’t flown (by choice) since March 2016, is in his second year with his refrigerator unplugged and sixth month with his apartment unplugged from the electric grid, and his carbon footprint is about 1 ton per year. He blogs daily at joshuaspodek.com.

His social media tools: twitter and facebook.

The songs picked by all our guests can be found via  our playlist #walktalklisten here

I’m pleased to see my songs on the playlist.

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Josh Spodek (click to listen)

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