I Am Interchange
I Am Interchange is fostering curiosity, education, and empathy by exploring the controversial and the provocative.
info_outline A COP Half Full 01/24/2023
A COP Half Full In this episode, our host Tate Chamberlin hosts climate activist and SDG advocate Marc Buckley at the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. One of the first climate speakers trained by Al Gore, Buckley seeks to “empower billions of global citizens to live an adaptive lifestyle of health and sustainability,” actively working toward systems reform driven by accountability, optimism, and hope. Here, he discusses the regenerative model primed to replace our dystopian reality with a utopian vision well within our grasp.
info_outline FreeFlow 10/17/2022
FreeFlow In this episode, our host Tate Chamberlin is with Karoline Zizka, Florian Fournier, and Fernando del Sol of FreeFlow, a global movement to empower the people with sustainable access to complementary education, internet, and currencies (banking) for less than a dollar per month through an open-source, peer-to-peer, decentralized Internet infrastructure: ThreeFold’s Web 4 stateless and lightweight Zero-OS. If you haven’t listened to our last episode: The Internet of Internets, We'd recommend starting there. This chapter is essentially what the world could look like on top of decentralized internet infrastructure. We’re in Egypt. Join us, won’t you? Copy by Evil Red Pen Cover Art by MidJourney AI
info_outline The Internet of Internets 09/28/2022
The Internet of Internets In this episode, Tate Chamberlin hosts Kristof de Spiegeleer and Sabrina Sadik of ThreeFold, a growing global partnership intent on building “an open-source, peer-to-peer Internet infrastructure that removes all forms of centralization from the global IT systems.” Coined the “People’s Internet,” ThreeFold’s Web 4 stateless and lightweight Zero-OS has the capacity to revolutionize the Internet as we know it, reverting the tool to its original intention and iteration, taking power and revenue back from the chosen few and redistributing it to the many, and ensuring that your data – your “digital twin” – remains within your care and, ultimately, your control. Cover artwork by MidJourney AI
info_outline Ocean Health = Planet Health 08/29/2022
Ocean Health = Planet Health In this podcast, Our Host Tate Chamberlin is joined by Marcus Eriksen, scientist, and co-founder of The 5 Gyres Institute, “a leader in the global movement against plastic pollution.” Eriksen and his wife, 5 Gyres co-founder Anna Cummins, have manned the Institute’s helm since 2009, leading 19 expeditions throughout the world’s waters with scientists, stakeholders, and innovators researching the detrimental reach and impact of plastics and inspiring change. Here, Eriksen discusses the true nature of the plastics beast and the work of dismantling the systems and misconceptions that have allowed its reign.
info_outline The NextGen of Systems Change 07/28/2022
The NextGen of Systems Change In this episode, our host Tate Chamberlin is joined by Olympian, facilitator, and community organizer Pamphinette Buisa with HATCH NextGen activists and students Olivia Bulis and Ruby Jenni in reflections on diversity, decolonization, systems change, and why empowering youth may be the first step toward a brighter future for all.
info_outline Systems Change in Education 06/25/2022
Systems Change in Education In this podcast, our host Tate Chamberlin is joined by Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, Cindy Chin, and Elyse Klaidman in a discussion examining the good, the bad, and the ugly of our current education systems and innovative approaches to STEAM explorations, both in and out of school. Dr. Oluseyi is a renowned astrophysicist, STEM educator, author, and inventor. Royal Society of Arts Fellow Cindy Chin is a NASA datanaut and the co-founder of CLIPr, a revolutionary development that “uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to create searchable recorded meeting recaps and actionable insights to drive desired outcomes in a fraction of the time.” And, artist and educator Elyse Klaidman is the CEO and co-founder of X in a Box, an online platform that partners with innovative companies to develop “world-class lessons that connect the classroom to the real world.”
info_outline Bridging the Wealth Gap 05/24/2022
Bridging the Wealth Gap In this podcast, our host Tate Chamberlin discusses the wealth gap and its impact on BIPOC communities and national economic prosperity with esteemed HATCH Montana Lab guests Otho E. Kerr III, Andre M. Perry, and Renay Loper. Otho Kerr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Impact Investing at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, works to solve crucial environmental, social, and financial problems by advising investments in innovation and equity, moving money to makers. Senior fellow at Brookings Metro, Andre Perry is the author of Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities and the landmark 2018 Brookings Institution report, “.” He is a nationally renowned analyst of race, education, and inequality. Impact Strategist Renay Loper is the Vice President of Program Innovation at Pyxera Global, an organization working to develop collaborative partnerships that put people at the center of public, private, and social interests to solve complex global challenges.
info_outline Regenerative Agriculture 04/06/2022
Regenerative Agriculture In this podcast, our host Tate Chamberlin is joined by Ryland Engelhart — co-founder and executive director of Kiss the Ground and producer of the September 2020 film by the same name — for a conversation about his HATCH accelerator lab, regenerative agriculture, the 2023 Farm Bill and Engelhart’s multi-pronged mission to help save the planet. Next year, the 2023 Farm Bill — a package of legislation passed once every five years that outlines agricultural parameters around farming and food production — will once again define our path forward. Or back. Engelhart and many like him are particularly passionate about engaging public momentum around the bill because its reverberations have the power to revolutionize farming and food in America on a regenerative, sustainable platform, or to seal the fate of the planet and all the species reliant upon it. Co-creator of the documentary film May I Be Frank and co-owner of the groundbreaking Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre plant-based restaurants, Engelhart and his family live in Fillmore, California where they put intention into practice on their own 17-acre regenerative organic farm.
info_outline Rethinking Philanthropy 03/08/2022
Rethinking Philanthropy In this podcast, our host Tate Chamberlin reimagines philanthropy with HATCH Rethinking Philanthropy lab facilitator Ada Williams Prince and esteemed lab guests, Asiaha Butler and Kimberly Bryant. Ada Williams Prince is the senior advisor for program strategy and investment at Pivotal Ventures, where she works to accelerate positive social programming and evolution, particularly in the areas of adolescent mental health and empowerment and access for women and girls of color. Former electrical engineer and current founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit that introduces girls of color to technology and computer science, Kimberly Bryant has grown her grassroots initiative since 2011 to reach over 30,000 young women worldwide. And Asiaha Butler, co-founder and CEO of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood or R.A.G.E. in Chicago, works to reinvigorate the greater Englewood neighborhood by mobilizing “residents and resources to force a change in the community.” Through the voices and experiences of these commanding women of color, this podcast provides a glimpse of the struggle, the passion, and the power behind change and its makers.
info_outline The Future of Education 02/06/2022
The Future of Education I’m Tate Chamberlin, and in this podcast, I discuss the future of education with HATCH education lab coordinator, President Philomena Mantella of Grand Valley State University, and esteemed lab guests, Ty Hobson-Powell, and Zineb Mouhyi. President of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, Philly Mantella brings 30 years of higher education experience to both her university role and her work transforming inter-institutional collaborations and designing partnerships for diversity in learning. The Future of Education HATCH lab was centered around accelerating Mantella’s passion project REP4 (or rapid education prototyping), an alliance of six higher education founding partners working together to transform the education system into a student/learning-centered model. Lab invitee, child prodigy, and founder of Concerned Citizens Demanding Change, Inc., Ty Hobson-Powell joins the discussion as a lifelong activist and advocate intent on disrupting systems and structures that no longer serve the global community. Photos by MT Shots Photography Copy by Evil Red Pen
info_outline Reconciliation Chapter 2 12/27/2021
Reconciliation Chapter 2 How does a nation reconcile a heinous history of colonialism, slavery, murder, rape, and thievery to itself, let alone the generations that have sprung forth from those it harmed? There are fair arguments for reparations. There are equally persuasive challenges to make the past just that and to come together as a global community of differently colored, shaped, and sized Homo sapiens stumbling through existence with good intentions, but a particular aptitude for making trouble.
info_outline Ivy MacDonald 11/15/2021
Ivy MacDonald Indigenous activist and documentary filmmaker Ivy MacDonald is a study in straddling multiple worlds, marrying sometimes contrary identities to create one "beautiful Blackfeet bitch." Ivy is defined by a home as much about place as people. While her identification with the LGBTQ community would presumably further fracture an identity already enmeshed in the space between conflicting perspectives, she owns her voice and the range of presence and purpose she embodies as a powerful queer indigenous woman.
info_outline Henry Kriegel 10/29/2021
Henry Kriegel As co-founder of the Bozeman Tea Party, Henry Kriegel is no stranger to political activism or the controversy that can surround it. Born of eastern European Jewish emigrant parents who fled post-WWII Germany with their lives and little else, Kriegel is a first-generation American and a firm believer in the freedoms this country promises, providing some critiques of the governmental bodies sworn to protect them.
info_outline Terry Bradley 10/07/2021
Terry Bradley Indigenous activist Terry Bradley has his hands and heart in a lot of pots. Whether he's advocating for the LGBTQ community, igniting a passion for the democratic process, or pinpointing colonizers' roles in the desecration of "the other" and their responsibilities going forward.
info_outline Billy McWilliams 09/03/2021
Billy McWilliams What began for Billy McWilliams as a simple move to follow family, ended halfway across the world in a small southwest Montana town. Meager beginnings in the late '80s as the store manager ignited Billy's passion for sexual health, empowerment, and advocacy. Through a range of applications and arenas – from providing HIV outreach and awareness during the height of the AIDS epidemic to inviting MSU's incoming freshman (and their blushing parents) to embrace their sexual identities and independence
info_outline Eddie Hemingway 06/29/2021
Eddie Hemingway Successful artist and children's book author Eddie Hemingway is no stranger to the limelight, but he's never felt at home there. While Eddie actively cultivates personal space and values the introspection it affords in both his personal and professional spheres, his compassion, curiosity, gentle humor, perceptiveness, and love of intimate connection are equally defining.
info_outline Conrad Anker & Wilmot Collins- Reconciliation Chapter 1 05/29/2021
Conrad Anker & Wilmot Collins- Reconciliation Chapter 1 In this multimedia podcast, Interchange Founder Tate Chamberlin and guests Wilmot Collins and Conrad Anker delve into the complexities of personal, social, and cultural reconciliation.
info_outline The Toothpick Project 04/29/2021
The Toothpick Project Dr. David Sands was no novice to the challenges of plant pathology even before he began an education that would define him as a leader in the field. A Silent Generation farm kid, he spent his childhood rooted in the land. Now, in a roundabout manner with detours through the arts, education and conservation, Sands' daughter Claire has found herself equally ensconced in a green vision defined as much by growth and life, as death. Their mutual enemy? An innocuous looking little weed called striga.
info_outline "Ok Boomer" Full Debate 02/27/2021
"Ok Boomer" Full Debate In this podcast, I Am Interchange founder Tate Chamberlin and generationally diverse guests Kyle Mack, Sara Blessing, Sheyne Lieber, Pete Strom, and Susan Carstensen examine wealth, climate, society, politics, and the ties that inextricably bind generations to each other the future of life as we know it. Please join us for our full "Ok Boomer" debate.
info_outline Pete Strom- "Ok Boomer" 01/30/2021
Pete Strom- "Ok Boomer" As the United States sits on the brink of the largest wealth transfer in human history, Strom finds himself more concerned with future generations’ non-monetary inheritance: a morally bankrupt government, social instability, and, most importantly, the climate crisis. An environmental disaster generations in the making, the crisis is no longer avoidable, but rather a matter of whether it will be “really bad, catastrophically bad or existential annihilation.
info_outline Tom Egelhoff- "Ok Boomer" 12/30/2020
Tom Egelhoff- "Ok Boomer" Author and radio host Tom Egelhoff is no stranger to change. Over the 77 years he’s spent on this planet, he’s weathered periods of poverty and prosperity, wartime and peace. He’s seen technology shift the landscape of communication and watched medical innovation extend the lives and livelihoods of the nearly five generations that have come since his birth. He’s witnessed many of the defining failures and triumphs of this country’s history—assassinations, explorations, recession, and expansion.
info_outline Sheyne Lieber- "Ok Boomer" 11/30/2020
Sheyne Lieber- "Ok Boomer" Sheyne Lieber has seen the impact of the unfettered growth for which baby boomers are synonymous on the identity of his hometown and he’s not sold on the resulting “prosperity.” The 20yo definitely feels the nature of his generation z’s “general decline in giving-a-shitness.” But, as he asserts, “at a certain point you have to rebound.”
info_outline Susan Carstensen- "Ok Boomer" 10/30/2020
Susan Carstensen- "Ok Boomer" After a long and successful career in business – including stints at Ernst & Young and Martin Marietta in Denver; Powerhouse Technologies upon her return to Bozeman; and eventually as the CFO and COO, respectively, at RightNow Technologies (now Oracle)—fifth-generation Montanan Susan Carstensen is concerned with giving back. “I want to see the world a better place,” remarks Carstensen. “ I want people to do the right things. And I feel more of a responsibility to share it than maintain it.”
info_outline Kyle Mack- "Ok Boomer" 09/29/2020
Kyle Mack- "Ok Boomer" As Kyle Mack takes a possible permanent break from pursuing a dual degree in business and psychology, and a perhaps less permanent break from a prosperous career in political activism, he is riding through his twenties on a wave divined by his entrepreneurial spirit. Mack intends to continue his own brand of libertarian anarchy, melding the fiscally conservative/socially liberal libertarian stance with a “non-aggressive advocacy of property rights” of both self and possession.
info_outline Sara Blessing- "Ok Boomer" 08/31/2020
Sara Blessing- "Ok Boomer" As Sara Blessing examines the world her forefathers built, she sees environmental decimation, income inequality, discrimination, social injustice, cronyism and a political wasteland directed and bolstered by an aging population that is so concerned with biting the hand that has fed them that they are unable to realize the untenable future they have created for their children.
info_outline Mark Brand 07/30/2020
Mark Brand Alright, welcome back to the I Am Interchange podcast, everybody! Tate Chamberlin here for an impromptu interview with Vancouver BC-based social entrepreneur and culinary badass Mark Brand. He’s opened and run several successful restaurants ranging from fine-dining to diners, and in 2013 started the highly successful meal token program out of his restaurant Save-On-Meats that’s prepared over 2 million meals for the homeless and underserved.
info_outline The Future of Work 07/07/2020
The Future of Work As an increasing number of jobs are relegated to robotics, what is the future of work? Will employment become obsolete and, with its predicted scarcity, where will the majority of the population find meaning and the financial resources necessary to realize that meaning once found? As the industrial revolution swept the country and fears that the future of employment looked bleak, work continued. Jobs changed and workers developed new skill sets to meet evolving demands.
info_outline Henri Pellerin 04/30/2020
Henri Pellerin As it turns out, economics isn’t the study of money, but rather one of human actions, behavior, and the incentives that drive them. As entrepreneur, economist, and co-owner of Dean’s Zesty Booch Henri Pellerin relates, studying economics can shed a lot of light on oneself, others, and how the world works. There is some sort of logical process happening, some measurable motivation that guides humans on the common path from where they are to the “preferable state” of where they want to be.