The Twentieth

Guest List Richard Nash: “a strategist and serial entrepreneur in digital media,” according to his website biography. Mr. Nash works in developing a number of start-ups, primarily in digital media. Additionally, he is an award-winning independent publisher who once ran Soft Skull Press. His short book, What is the Business of Literature?, offers a thorough …

The Sixteenth

Guest List Gabriel Romero: an 11-year-old ballet dancer who remains steadfast about his passion for dancing as the only boy ballet dancer among dozens of girls. In a recent 60 Second Docs video, Mr. Romero speaks articulately about what it means to dance without worrying about what others think. Shamsia Hassani: an award-winning street artist in …

The Thirteenth

Guest List John Koenig: a freelance video editor, voice actor, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, director, and writer. Mr. Koenig is the creator of The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, an online dictionary consisting of invented words. He creates neologisms to represent human emotions for which terms do not yet exist such as “sonder,” “the realization that …

The Tenth

Guest List John Cryan: a neuroscientist at the University College of Cork in Ireland who has examined the effects of two bacteria, lactobacillus and bifidobacterium, on depression in animals. An article from The Atlantic, describes his hypotheses and work regarding gut bacteria and brain function. Ezinma Ramsay: a professional violinist whose performance videos have gone viral on social …