Julie Pilat hosts a series of conversations with inspiring, understated, change makers of the world who have influenced, inspired, or changed a life.
First, I am so damn lucky to be surrounded by so many brilliant people from all walks of life. I hope you really enjoy this episode. The Idea Fountain has been behind schedule. In July I went to Seattle and recorded a very special episode with some of my biggest influences from growing up in the music scene. It was an inspiring conversation and then horrible news broke and that episode will most likely never come out. Over the summer, again and again, I felt like I kept reliving the same challenge. “What do we do NOW?” In 2018, with cancel culture, it can be complicated navigating relationships. Whether it was separating art and morality, or how someone so genius could do something so horrible, I was feeling a lot of confusion. David Kim is a friend, scholar, Blk Shp, and philosopher whom I often turn to on heavy topics. I have never said “I don’t know….” so many times in a conversation as I did in this episode. I feel when there is so much hurt, heaviness, and noise it’s important to get together and sort through things with good friends. For this taping we stepped away from social media, piled into my living room, and did a deep dive on everything from Kanye, to Supreme Court nominations, #MeToo, redemption, and how to protect yourself from toxicity with out throwing away people. @davidkyumankim