Technology

Technology is now part of the fabric of our lives, but can it also do good? Learn about cutting edge tech and innovative companies working to make a difference.


The Bright Side: Social media, selfies, & gaming

The Bright Side: Social media, selfies, & gaming
Air Date: February 12, 2018

Social media is the primary news source for over 60% of the population. It’s fast and easy, but it is not always entirely accurate and that can have some negative implications. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re joined by Dr. Pamela Rutledge, a media psychologist. She’ll explain the impact this can have on our brains and share a surprising antidote: humor. Dr. Rutledge will also discuss the positive power of gaming and her interesting take on “selfies” and how they can be a useful way to explore self-image.

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Games for Change

Games for Change
Air Date: January 29, 2018

Did you know that video games are played by two out of every three American households? And according to our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio, that’s a good thing! We’re talking with Susanna Pollack, the President of Games for Change, a non-profit that empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world impact through games. Pollack will discuss how gaming can increase mental wellness, build empathy, and even improve physical health.

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The Coming Technology Tsunami

The Coming Technology Tsunami
Air Date: March 13, 2017

A “technology tsunami” is coming and it will be a great time to be alive! That’s according to our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio, Dr. Rocco Martino, author of The Coming Technology Tsunami. Dr. Martino will share his predictions for how technological advances will change the world over the next decade for the better and how our listeners can best prepare.

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JustGive.org

JustGive.org
Air Date: December 19, 2016

It’s the season of giving. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Kendall Webb, founder of JustGive.org, a nonprofit organization with a mission to increase charitable giving by connecting people with the charities and causes they care most about. Webb will tell listeners how JustGive.org revolutionized the way we give online, and how anyone can make giving back a fun part of the holiday with charity gift cards.

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Happify

Happify
Air Date: November 14, 2016

There are endless apps to make your life easier, but how about happier? This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Dr. Acacia Parks, Chief Scientist at Happify, a digital destination for effective, evidence-based solutions for better emotional health and wellbeing in the 21st century. Dr. Parks will explain how Happify works to help users make positive changes for a happier life.

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Innovation, education, and inspiration

Innovation, education, and inspiration
Air Date: July 4, 2016

As the creator of Atari, Nolan Bushnell is often called the father of video gaming. Since creating that groundbreaking gaming system, Bushnell has founded numerous companies, including Chuck E. Cheese. On this special 100th episode of BetterWorldians, Bushnell discusses the groundbreaking technology he has created to help make the world a better place. Bushnell will share inspiring stories of his entrepreneurial endeavors and talk about his mission to innovate and improve the educational process.

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Helping Children, Changing the World

Helping Children, Changing the World
Air Date: April 9, 2015

When you help a child, you can change the world. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Hollywood filmmaker Peter Samuelson who is making a big difference in the lives of children in need. Samuelson will discuss how his experience as a filmmaker gave him the skills to make a real impact in the lives of children around the world by founding charities such as Starlight Children’s Foundation, First Star, and Everyone Deserves a Roof (EDAR). Samuelson will share some of his success stories, like enlisting the support of heavy hitters Steven Spielberg and General Norman Schwarzkopf, and will tell listeners how they, too, can help make the world a better place.

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Legends of Oz

Legends of Oz
Air Date: May 1, 2014

This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re taking a trip to Oz! Ryan Carroll, CEO of Summertime Entertainment, is our guest this week and he’ll talk all about the film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,which is set to be released on May 9th. Carroll, who is a producer on the film, will discuss his childhood connection to Oz and the reasons why this film is so special to him. He’ll also explain why he believes Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return has a great message for kids and adults, alike! Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Being a Better Worldian By Being Who You Are

Being a Better Worldian By Being Who You Are
Air Date: October 24, 2013

To make a difference, be authentic. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll focus on how being in touch with yourself is the first step toward doing good in the world. We speak with Sheva Carr, CEO of Fyera! and Director of HeartMath’s HeartMastery Program. Carr’s unique journey through various trials, successes and experiences illustrate the importance of being true to oneself. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Doing Good in the Real and Virtual Worlds

Doing Good in the Real and Virtual Worlds
Air Date: October 10, 2013

Join us for the opening episode of BetterWorldians Radio, the show that helps Bring Out the BetterWorldian in Everyone! This week we will be talking about Doing Good in the Real and Virtual worlds. With websites, games, and mobile apps everywhere today, we seem to hear about the virtual world wherever we go. But did you know that the virtual world can be used to make a difference in the real world? Our guest this week is Joel Worrall, CTO of CURE International, the largest provider of reconstructive surgeries for children in the developing world. Hear about the good work CURE does everyday to help children with disabilities and how technology advances their mission. Call in to talk to Joel and learn how you can make a difference for CURE Kids. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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