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More Than A Word

Society-and-culture

In this series, each episode focuses on one, singular word. Through organic conversation with varied guests, join the exploration of story, experience, and nuance, and see what makes up the true weight and meaning behind our individual words.

Popular episodes

Episode 48: NUNCHI with guest Ji Mi Choi

Feb 14 • 23:15
Ji Mi Choi, leader of Arizona State University's Entrepreneurship and Innovation department, joins for an absolutely fascinating chat surrounding the Korean word NUNCHI. Ji Mi, a Korean-American, provides wonderful insight into this word, and the implicative power that it holds in the Korean community. Ideas of self-awareness, social-awareness, and empathy are all wrapped ...

Episode 47: VICTORY with guest Colin Edwards

Feb 7 • 19:36

Episode 46: DESIGN with guest Mark Lopez

Feb 1 • 24:43
Recorded back in 2019, this unreleased episode encapsulates an important dialogue surrounding the history of segregated housing policy in the United States, and the lingering consequences of these realities. Mark Lopez, extraordinary filmmaker, joins the show for this chat on the word DESIGN. He is the creator of 'Segregated By Design', a short film that has helped spark a...

Episode 45: IDENTITY with guest Lena Papadopoulos

Sep 6 • 22:31

Episode 44: PHILANTHROPY with guest Lisa Courtice

Aug 23 • 24:46
Lisa Courtice, CEO of the United Way of Central Ohio, joins for this conversation surrounding PHILANTHROPY. From earlier times, to present adaptation and interpretation, this word and its substance have been of paramount importance to the equation of success for a plethora of organizations and causes. The United Way has historically played a massive role in the collection,...

Episode 43: DIFFERENCE with guest Tayo Rockson

Aug 9 • 22:41
Tayo Rockson, NYC-based cultural translator/diversity leader, joins for this unbelievable conversation on DIFFERENCE, and what it means to him. Tayo was raised in 5 countries, stretching across 4 continents. In other words, he truly knows what different feels like. His story is of massive importance, and his intentional choice to constantly exert his meaningful action in l...

Episode 42: CREATIVITY with guest Shahbano Farid

Aug 2 • 22:11
Shahbano Farid, Creative at Vice, joins the show for this conversation on CREATIVITY. A creative both by official job title, and by personal manifestation, Shahbano gets vulnerable about her journey with self, surroundings, and ultimately her action. All of which, has lead to the current work that she absolutely crushes at Vice HQ in Brooklyn, NY. Fortunately, that's where...

Episode 41: GRIT with guest Scott Pecoriello

Jul 26 • 18:25
Scott Pecoriello, Founder of WeatherOptics, a b2b weather company, joins the show for this important conversation surrounding the word GRIT. Scott is a 22 year old, with a unique passion for weather stemming back to his pre-teen years. His journey, still young, is a fascinating one, and his perspective follows suit. Make sure to check out Scott's work, by visiting WeatherO...

Episode 40: OPPORTUNITY with guest Andrew So

Jul 19 • 26:03
Andrew So, Founder of South Bronx United, joins the show for this extraordinarily meaningful chat surrounding OPPORTUNITY. South Bronx United is an organization based in the South Bronx, NY, that combines soccer and learning, in order to help youth maximize their goals (both on the field, and off). As the leader of this operation, Andrew works directly with the word 'oppor...

Episode 39: COMMUNICATION with guest Jill Schiefelbein

Jul 12 • 23:26

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