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In Culture on Smash Notes

In Culture podcast.

March 09, 2020

Conversations from trailblazers who are shaping the future in unique and surprising ways. On the In Culture podcast, we go behind the scenes with artists, gamers, musicians, fashion designers, coaches, and other creators to share inspiring stories about how they’re shaping culture. In this series, How’d She Do That?, we celebrate women who are defying their industry’s conventions and paving the way for the next generation of girls.

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“This COVID pandemic closely resembles a diagnosis like ALS. When I choose to see the trial or adversity as an opportunity, I'm able to accept and acknowledge the reality of my situation rather than resist or deny reality,” says Steve Gleason. Discover a truly inspiring conversation with the wise and resilient former NFL athlete.

“I think right now in this COVID-19 pandemic, people with cognitive and social disabilities are really being overlooked. Because it's a really easy time to overlook them. We're all in isolation,” Delaney Foster shares. She and her sister Kendall, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, are raising disability awareness and changing the stereotypes around what it means to have ASD.

“For a lot of days of this quarantine, I forget that I'm visually impaired. It's so little of an issue because I'm able to do everything that I need to and want to because I'm so familiar with everything,” says Casey Harris of the X-Ambassador’s. Hear more from the infectiously positive musician who hasn’t let living with low-vision hold him back.

Katie Sowers lives and breathes football. As the second woman ever to coach in the NFL, she helped lead the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl LIV in 2020. Hear from Katie about her groundbreaking journey to the top.

Meet Emily Adams Bode, the first female designer ever to show at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. In this episode, she opens up about breaking boundaries, the past that shaped her, and her innovative creative process.

Grace Nshimiyumukiza shares her courageous journey from Kakuma refugee camp resident to a computer skills and digital literacy teacher. Find out how she pushed through prejudice and personal strife to get her Master’s Degree and how she’s helping thousands of refugees learn digital skills.

Halee Mason is defying the odds as one of the few women in esports. Her path to becoming the lead data scientist at Cloud 9 was anything but straightforward. Learn how she carved her own path in a competitive and male-dominated industry.

“I want to change no into a yes. Because yes girls can code. Yes, girls can do whatever they want,” says 12-year-old wunderkind Anna Miller. Find out how’s she’s building a more accessible world.

Hear how mixed reality and the Internet of Things are helping to preserve our past. Hosts Becca DeGregorio and Todd Whitney speak to Brad Smith, Will Lewis, and Yves Ubelmann.

Find out how data is revolutionizing sports to gain a competitive edge. Hosts Becca DeGregorio and Todd Whitney speak to Pierre d’Imbleval and Halee Mason.

Shaping a sustainable future for the fashion industry with tech-powered innovation. Hosts Becca DeGregorio and Todd Whitney speak to Ashwini Suhas Deshpande, Matthew Drinkwater, Natasha Franck, and Kitty Yeung.

Meet artists who are transforming the way audiences experience and interact with music. Hosts Becca DeGregorio and Todd Whitney speak to Julianna Barwick, Peter Chilvers, and Matthew Dear.