Keep It Quirky podcast


Why The World Needs Conflict Transformation, with Kirby Broadnax

Season 3, Ep. 59
Kirby Broadnax has years of experience as a mediator, conflict coach, community-builder and facilitator. She has her Masters degree in Conflict Transformation -- which is a field of study similar to Conflict Resolution, but is a bit more all-encompassing and holistic in solving the issues at hand.Kirby is one of my dearest friends, we go way back, and over the years she has opened my eyes on many occasions by sharing her experiences as a black woman in America. It sounds trite to say, but she truly is wise beyond her years. She’s had an enormous impact on my life.The first part of this conversation focuses on the scope of Conflict Transformation and how she was drawn to that field of study and work. We discuss appreciative inquiry and creative ways to address conflict, AND generating excitement around things that are possible. The second part of the conversation is a discussion more specifically around this moment we’re living in, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and how we can make a difference on an individual level, as well as the difference between intention and impact.You can follow Kirby on Instagram @kevab325.RESOURCES (thanks to Kirby!):Tips for how to have conversations about racism, and also gives good guidelines for difficult conversations in general: George Floyd Uprisings Collaborative Resources List: (monetary, and supplies): Strategy - Adrienne Maree BrownI’ve Got the Light of Freedom - Charles PayneHope & Healing in Urban Education - Shawn GinwrightLittle Book of Race & Restorative Justice - Fania DavisAre Prisons Obsolete? - Angela DavisSacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-based change -- Sherri MitchellBeyond Survival: Stories and Strategies from the Transformative Justice Movement -- edited by Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna SamarasinhaTo follow this podcast on Instagram: @keepitquirkypodcast, and to follow the host Katie Quinn: @qkatie.Subscribe to Katie’s monthly email newsletter: to musician @bqfunk for the podcast theme song!

Polly Russell's World of Curiosity & the British Library’s Food Season

Season 2, Ep. 53
Polly Russell is a food historian and curates the Food Season at the British Library, an annual series of events. In her role as curator of Contemporary Politics and Public Life at the British Library, she curates a variety of events, but all of her work looks at the world through the lens of food. She has a PhD in Food! (Her doctorate looked at food and the politics of identity in post-war Britain.) She writes a fantastic column for the Financial Times called “The History Cook,” and has presented for the BBC's "Back In Time..." television series.I absolutely loved talking with Polly, and I'm thrilled to be sharing the audio from one of the Food Season events that she curated: Women In Cheese, hosted by Bronwen Percival (of Neal's Yard Dairy), who interviewed Mrs. Ruth Kirkham and Carrie Rimes -- both incredible cheesemakers. So after my chat with Polly, stick around to listen to panel discussion.By keeping curiosity at the forefront and by resisting boundaries in her work, Polly Russell curates events that are fascinating and entertaining, both. Make sure to see what's on at next year's Food Season at the British Library!Thanks to Polly and Susannah Stevenson at the British Library, the audio engineering team there, and thanks to Bronwen Percival, Mrs Ruth Kirkham, and Carrie Rimes.--Polly Russell--Instagram //@the_history_cookTwitter // @pollyrussel1British Library's Food Season // British Library podcast: Anything but Silent--Keep It Quirky--Instagram // @keepitquirkypodcastKatie Quinn on Insta & Twitter //’t forget to sign up for my e-newsletter! Go here: song music by Funky Brian, @bqfunk on Instagram