Bunch of Thoughts
A podcast created to have interesting conversations with interesting people from all walks of life. This podcast is hosted by Taza Sahar.
info_outline #20 Chlöe Swarbrick: Green MP and Auckland Central Candidate 10/03/2020
#20 Chlöe Swarbrick: Green MP and Auckland Central Candidate Chloe Swarbrick is a Green MP and a Auckland Central candidate for the 2020 election. Chloe is a big advocate for the new cannabis drug reforms and in this episode we get to discuss why it's so important for all New Zealanders to reconsider the legal framework around Cannabis. We also discuss her career so far and what her hopes are for the future. It has been an awesome opportunity to interview Chloe and I hope all 18+ New Zealanders fulfil their civil duty and vote in the up and coming election.
info_outline #19 Justin Blau: Neurobiologist, Professor, and Chair of NYU's Biology Department. 05/23/2020
#19 Justin Blau: Neurobiologist, Professor, and Chair of NYU's Biology Department. Justin Blau is a Neurobiologist, Professor , and Chair of NYU's Biology Department. His research focuses on 'how genes control animal behavior'. Our discussion focuses on the biological clock in humans and its implications on our day to day life. Hope you gals/girls enjoy it!!!
info_outline #18 Mathias Risse: Harvard Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy. 04/18/2020
#18 Mathias Risse: Harvard Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy. Mathias Risse is Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. This was a good conversation with an intriguing person. Our conversation ranged from Mathias's current research to the effects of technology on human rights in the age of artificial intelligence. Hope you enjoy it
info_outline #17 Finn Brunton: NYU Professor and Author 03/14/2020
#17 Finn Brunton: NYU Professor and Author Finn Brunton is an assistant professor at New York University. He is the author and his most recent book Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Technologists, and Utopians Who Created Cryptocurrency . It was awesome to sit down with him and chat about future technologies and its potential implications on our lives. He's also one of the best educators I have ever had. Hope you guys/gals/thals :) enjoy!
info_outline #16 Ramesh Jagannathan: Research Professor of Engineering, Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship, and Managing Director of StartAD 02/01/2020
#16 Ramesh Jagannathan: Research Professor of Engineering, Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship, and Managing Director of StartAD Ramesh Jagannathan is currently the Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Managing Director of startAD, the innovation and entrepreneurship platform at NYU Abu Dhabi. Ramesh is an entrepreneurial technologist specializing in leading global teams, converting abstract concepts into tangible and marketable technologies in a short timeframe. He was an awesome person to talk to about the latest technological advances, his career at Kodak, perspective on entrepreneurship, and much much more
info_outline #15 Scandar Copti: Academy award nominated director and assistant arts professor of film. 11/23/2019
#15 Scandar Copti: Academy award nominated director and assistant arts professor of film. #15 Scandar Copti: Academy award nominated director and assistant arts professor of film.
info_outline #14 Kevin Biggar: motivational speaker, adventurer, and business consultant. 08/03/2019
#14 Kevin Biggar: motivational speaker, adventurer, and business consultant. #14 Kevin Biggar: motivational speaker, adventurer, and business consultant.
info_outline #13 Dr Raamy Majeed Professor at Auckland University, with a PhD in Philosophy 06/22/2019
#13 Dr Raamy Majeed Professor at Auckland University, with a PhD in Philosophy Raamy Majid is currently a philosophy lecturer at the University of Auckland. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, as part of the project New Directions in the Study of Mind. He obtained his p.h.d from the University of Sydney. He was a fascinating dude, we talked about some crazy and deep topics such as what is emotions, psychedelics, philosophy, and some moreeeee. Hope you guys/gals enjoy.
info_outline #12 Nigel Latta: Clinical Psychologist,TV producer and Author 05/04/2019
#12 Nigel Latta: Clinical Psychologist,TV producer and Author #12 Nigel Latta: Clinical Psychologist,TV producer and Author
info_outline #11 Torrell Tafa: Member and producer of the Cougar Boys. 04/20/2019
#11 Torrell Tafa: Member and producer of the Cougar Boys. Torell Tafa is a member and producer of the Cougar Boys. They have been killing it on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram, racking up 500K subs on Facebook, 174k on Instagram, and 180k on Youtube, but hey whos counting.
info_outline #10 Jordan Alexander, Professor at AUT. with a PhD in Astrophysics 03/30/2019
#10 Jordan Alexander, Professor at AUT. with a PhD in Astrophysics Jordan is a professor at AUT. He received his PhD in Astrophysics on the topic of “Theory & Observation of High-Order Radio Recombination Lines”. He received his MSc degree in Physics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, NM, USA. He teaches Astronomy and Physics papers at AUT. In this episode, we talk about topics ranging from mental illness, the worth of a university degree, space, and more. I had an awesome time talking to this ledge, hope you guys/gals enjoy this as well!
info_outline #9 Pax Assadi: Comedian 03/10/2019
#9 Pax Assadi: Comedian Pax is seen as one of the most exciting young acts in New Zealand. Beginning his comedy journey in 2012, he has since racked up an impressive array of award nominations for his performances on stage including the Billy T Award, and Best Male Comedian of the year. He was nominated for the prestigious Fred Dagg Award.
info_outline #8 Jason "Psycho" Suttie: 6 time Muay Thai world champion 02/23/2019
#8 Jason "Psycho" Suttie: 6 time Muay Thai world champion Jason “Psycho” Suttie is a Samoan-born New Zealand former heavyweight kickboxer and 6 time Muay Thai World champion. Jason is now the head trainer at Elite Thai Kickboxing Gym. He is also the Founder of King of the Ring, 8 man series. He is one of 5 people in New Zealand that is certified to teach the Wim Hof Method.
info_outline #7 Deborah Lambie: Doctor, Co-founder of LearnCoach, Former Miss New Zealand, and Investment banker. 01/26/2019
#7 Deborah Lambie: Doctor, Co-founder of LearnCoach, Former Miss New Zealand, and Investment banker. Deborah Lambie is a medical doctor, co-founder of LearnCoach, former Miss New Zealand, and now an investment banker. LearnCoach is an online learning platform designed to help New Zealand students pass their exams. In this podcast, we yarn about various topics ranging from miss world to medical school. We also discuss the future of education and how we could best prepare for it. It was an incredible pleasure to interview Deborah Lambie. I hope you guys/gals enjoy listening to the podcast.
info_outline #6 Zach Forbes: Teacher and Humanitarian. 01/06/2019
#6 Zach Forbes: Teacher and Humanitarian. Zach Forbes is a teacher and humanitarian. He has volunteered for over a year in both Cambodia and the Philippines. Now he is set to travel to India to teach at an orphanage for the foreseeable future. What really stands out about Zach is his pragmatic approach to life. In this podcast we yarn about various topics such as volunteering, how social media influences our values, University degrees, and much, much more. I hope you guys/gals enjoy this podcast as much as I enjoyed interviewing this dude.
info_outline #5 Vince Minjares, High Performance Coach. 11/03/2018
#5 Vince Minjares, High Performance Coach. Vincent Minjares recently joined Harbour Basketball as their new High Performance Manager. A PhD student in Coaching & Pedagogy at AUT University, Vince is an expert in athlete learning who oversees Harbour’s coaching and talent development. Vince has guest lectured across New Zealand and coached with national teams for Basketball New Zealand.
info_outline #4 Jamie Beaton: CEO and co-founder of Crimson education 09/29/2018
#4 Jamie Beaton: CEO and co-founder of Crimson education Jamie Beaton, 23, is the CEO and co-founder of Crimson education, which is a mentoring and education company.
info_outline #3 Dominic Newman: Black Stick men’s hockey player 09/15/2018
#3 Dominic Newman: Black Stick men’s hockey player Dominic Newman is a Black Stick men’s hockey player. He also plays for Canterbury in the Ford National Hockey League. Dom debuted for the Black Sticks at the age of 18, he represented New Zealand in the junior olympics in China at age 17. Dom was part of the 2018 Black Sticks team where they received a silver medal in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
info_outline #2 Rez Gardi: CEO and founder of Empower Refugee Mentoring Program. 09/01/2018
#2 Rez Gardi: CEO and founder of Empower Refugee Mentoring Program. Rez Gardi is a lawyer and the CEO and founder of Empower Refugee Mentoring Program. Empower organization is designed to help high school refugee background students reach university through mentorship. Rez is a former refugee and a strong advocate for refugee human rights. Rez Gardi is also the recipient of the 2017 Young New Zealander of the year award and has volunteered for the U.N, Red Cross Foundation, and Amnesty International. Rez is currently studying at Harvard Law School.
info_outline #1 Dave Cameron: CEO and Co-Founder of LearnCoach 08/18/2018
#1 Dave Cameron: CEO and Co-Founder of LearnCoach Dave Cameron is the CEO and co-founder of LearnCoach. LearnCoach is an online learning platform designed to help New Zealand high school and university students to pass their exams. Dave Cameron is also the recipient of the 2018 Young New Zealander of the year award and the Sir Peter Blake leadership award. In this episode, we cover a lot of things including how the current schooling system sucks, how technology will revolutionize the way students will learn in the future, and much, much more.