"Curiosity is the engine for both artistic and scientific enquiry about the world. It's time for a new age of curiosity to take flight - what if we could nurture a new culture of curious citizens, where everyone is enabled to ask questions, and to imagine our collective futures together."
– Anna Starkey
👨🎓 From lecturing on antimatter and working as the 'director of impossible projects' to performing stand-up comedy sketches...
🎙️ producing live arts shows for global cinema and gracing the TED stage with her talk: 'Do Not Press the Big Red Button'... her life is a testament to embracing curiosity as a career path!
👩🚀We dive deep into her zig-zag career (which begun with her dream of being an astronaut), the latest research on curiosity as 'the knowledge emotion' and waxing lyrical on her current mission of ushering in a new age of curiosity!
Listener Question >> “What are some of the enemies to curiosity in your life – and how might we nudge others to take it more seriously?”
Follow Anna on Twitter @annastarkey – find out about more of her work at outofyourmind.london and check out wethecurious.org to learn more about the incredible Bristol-based museum.
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Thanks so much to the Heinali who generously provided the musical accompaniments.
What is Curious Humans with Jonny Miller?
In our productivity obsessed culture we struggle to justify investing time or money into something that doesn’t have a defined outcome—this podcast is a journey to turn the lens of curiosity back on itself and nudge the rest of us 'grown-ups' to take their curiosity more seriously.