Intrinsic—the Podcast

The thing art has over industry is love…the reward for good work is more work.

–Tom Sachs

Intrinsic is a podcast about what makes life worth living. It is about the intrinsic value of each individual and intrinsic motivation that drives us. What if we could align these with our jobs? What if we could do what we are good at and enjoy doing as a way to live? How would that affect our society? What would such a society look like?

These are the questions we ask in Intrinsic. We hear stories from artists, chefs, writers, and all types of creators who sacrifice financial security or time with family to pursue their crafts. We visit volunteers and community organizers who spend their free time after work for a cause. We ask opinions from experts in relative fields about how we could maximize such intrinsic motivation and align our education, work, and healthcare environment with it.

Episodes and Guests

Politics, Power, and Passion. Eitan Hersh, author, Politics is for Power

Cautionary Tale to the Hudson Valley from Lacoste, Provence. Cyril Montana and Thomas Bornot, Filmmakers, Cyril contre Goliath,

All About Fiscal Sponsorship:Access the funds behind the nonprofit barrier. Colleen Hughes, Program Operations Coordinator, Fractured Atlas; Susan Ragusa, non-profit consultant; Lilia Perez, Grants and Programs Manager, Arts Mid-Hudson

Power Duo: Running Two Non-Profits and Raising a Family. Chris Hewitt, Founder, Hudson Valley Current, and Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, Founder, The Art Effect

Culinary Giants of New York. David Waltuck (Chanterelle), John Novi, Depuy Canal House), and Ric Orlando (New World Home Cooking)

Beyond Political Hobbyism. Kelleigh McKenzie, Chair, Ulster County Democratic Committee; Lin Sakai, Chapter President, Indivisible Ulster; Amy Fradon, Neighbor to Neighbor Program Coordinator, Woodstock Democratic Committee

Podcasters talk Pods. Theresa Widmann, host, I Want What She Has (Radio Kingston) and Brett Barry, host, Kaatscast, and owner, Silver Hollow Audio

Beats and Leaps: Power of Performative Arts. Livia Vanaver, Director, Vanaver Caravan; Jason Bowman, Director, Rock Academy; Drew Bryant, Director, Center for Creative Education, Kingston

Artist as Cultural Worker: Public School Teachers on Art, Music, and Education. Dan Shaut, Band Director and Teacher, Highland High School, NY, and Director, Bridge Arts Education; Lara Giordano, retired art teacher, Kingston High School, and Director, D.R.A.W., Kingston