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Latest Episode6/17/2021

Joe Foster Unboxing | The Untold Story of The Mega Brand Reebok

Season 1, Ep. 199
The Foster family had been hand-making running shoes since the late 19th century, supplying the likes of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams - later immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire - as well as providing boots to most football league clubs. But a feud between Joe Foster’s father and his uncle about the direction of J W Foster & Sons prompted Joe and his brother Jeff to leave the family business and set up a new company. Inspired by the success of brands such as Adidas, Reebok was born and Joe’s ambitions were sky-high.At first, money was so tight that Joe, Jeff and their wives all lived in their rundown factory, with the heavy shoe-making machinery strategically placed to avoid the floor collapsing. As the business grew in fits and starts, Joe’s vision for the brand became ever clearer and the setbacks, near bankruptcies and tough lessons only served to push Joe and reebok harder towards the ultimate goal: breaking AmericaWhile Reebok continued to be known for it’s excellent running shoes, it’s big break came thanks to the aerobics craze of the 1980’s. Soon Reeboks were on Hollywoods red carpets, on the feet of rock stars and even played a starring role in Aliens when Sigourney Weaver took down extra-terrestrials in a pair of Reebok Alien Stompers.Shoemaker tell Joe Foster’s inspiring story, revealing the grit, hard choices and personal sacrifices that go into creating a world beating brand. It’s a take of belief - with the right products and the right vision, the risks can pay off and a family business in a small factory in Bolton can be transformed into a global phenomenon.Connect with Joe & buy his book Shoemaker out now: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/reebokthefounder/Twitter - https://twitter.com/reebokfounderLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-foster-a38a4b10b/Buy his book here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/shoemaker-joe-foster/book/9781471194023.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8IaGBhCHARIsAGIRRYruZKQwhfeEeMhOVYCbyB_LsZpIbCtn944_2Xe9_S8YHvdm92LiwcsaAk_uEALw_wcBhttps://www.amazon.com.au/Shoemaker-Reebok-Untold-Lancashire-Changed-ebook/dp/B081ZCM7LJ Follow The Story Box on Social MediaINSTAGRAM ► - https://www.instagram.com/thestoryboxpodcast/TWITTER ► - https://twitter.com/jay_fantomFACEBOOK ► -https://www.facebook.com/thestoryboxpodcastWEBSITE ► - https://thestoryboxpodcast.com/SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE!Apple Podcast► - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-story-box/id1486295252Spotify► - https://open.spotify.com/show/7h8Qv3r2ZV29f7ktJOwmgM?si=FXxYC1JFSHesBv7_d1WtNQWATCH HERE:YouTube ► - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStoryBoxIf you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to YouTube & Apple Podcasts, and leave a 5-star positive rating and review over on Apple Podcasts. Share it around with your friends and family.
6/17/2021

Joe Foster Unboxing | The Untold Story of The Mega Brand Reebok

Season 1, Ep. 199
The Foster family had been hand-making running shoes since the late 19th century, supplying the likes of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams - later immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire - as well as providing boots to most football league clubs. But a feud between Joe Foster’s father and his uncle about the direction of J W Foster & Sons prompted Joe and his brother Jeff to leave the family business and set up a new company. Inspired by the success of brands such as Adidas, Reebok was born and Joe’s ambitions were sky-high.At first, money was so tight that Joe, Jeff and their wives all lived in their rundown factory, with the heavy shoe-making machinery strategically placed to avoid the floor collapsing. As the business grew in fits and starts, Joe’s vision for the brand became ever clearer and the setbacks, near bankruptcies and tough lessons only served to push Joe and reebok harder towards the ultimate goal: breaking AmericaWhile Reebok continued to be known for it’s excellent running shoes, it’s big break came thanks to the aerobics craze of the 1980’s. Soon Reeboks were on Hollywoods red carpets, on the feet of rock stars and even played a starring role in Aliens when Sigourney Weaver took down extra-terrestrials in a pair of Reebok Alien Stompers.Shoemaker tell Joe Foster’s inspiring story, revealing the grit, hard choices and personal sacrifices that go into creating a world beating brand. It’s a take of belief - with the right products and the right vision, the risks can pay off and a family business in a small factory in Bolton can be transformed into a global phenomenon.Connect with Joe & buy his book Shoemaker out now: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/reebokthefounder/Twitter - https://twitter.com/reebokfounderLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-foster-a38a4b10b/Buy his book here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/shoemaker-joe-foster/book/9781471194023.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8IaGBhCHARIsAGIRRYruZKQwhfeEeMhOVYCbyB_LsZpIbCtn944_2Xe9_S8YHvdm92LiwcsaAk_uEALw_wcBhttps://www.amazon.com.au/Shoemaker-Reebok-Untold-Lancashire-Changed-ebook/dp/B081ZCM7LJ Follow The Story Box on Social MediaINSTAGRAM ► - https://www.instagram.com/thestoryboxpodcast/TWITTER ► - https://twitter.com/jay_fantomFACEBOOK ► -https://www.facebook.com/thestoryboxpodcastWEBSITE ► - https://thestoryboxpodcast.com/SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE!Apple Podcast► - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-story-box/id1486295252Spotify► - https://open.spotify.com/show/7h8Qv3r2ZV29f7ktJOwmgM?si=FXxYC1JFSHesBv7_d1WtNQWATCH HERE:YouTube ► - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStoryBoxIf you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to YouTube & Apple Podcasts, and leave a 5-star positive rating and review over on Apple Podcasts. Share it around with your friends and family.
6/15/2021

Dr Ethan Kross Unboxing | Chatter: How To Harness Those Voices In Our Heads

Season 1, Ep. 198
About Ethan KrossAUTHOR, SCIENTIST, TEACHEREthan Krossis one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor and bestselling author in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships.Ethan was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude. After earning his PhD in Psychology from Columbia University, Ethan completed a post-doctoral fellowship in social-affective neuroscience to learn about the neural systems that support self-control. He moved to the University of Michigan in 2008, where he founded theEmotion & Self Control Laboratory.Ethan’s research has been published inScience,The New England Journal of Medicine, andThe Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed onCBS Evening News,Good Morning America,Anderson Cooper Full Circle,and NPR’sMorning Edition.His pioneering research has been featured inThe New York Times,The Wall Street Journal,The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, USA Today,The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes,andTime.Ethan is the author the National BestsellerCHATTER:The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness It, which was chosen as one of the best new books of the year by the Washington Post, CNN and USA Today and the Winning Winter 2021 selection for Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain and Dan Pink’s Next Big Idea Book Club. CHATTERis scheduled to be translated into over 35 languages.Ethan lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and two daughters.CHATTER: An award-winning psychologist reveals the hidden power of our inner voice and shows how we can harness it to live a healthier, more satisfying, and more productive life.Tell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you’re likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is that we all have a voice in our head. When we talk to ourselves, we often hope to tap into our inner coach but find our inner critic instead. When we’re facing a tough task, our inner coach can buoy us up: Focus—you can do this. But, just as often, our inner critic sinks us entirely: I’m going to fail. They’ll all laugh at me. What’s the use?InChatter, acclaimed psychologistEthan Krossexplores the silent conversations we have with ourselves. Interweaving groundbreaking behavioral and brain research from his own lab with real-world case studies—from a pitcher who forgets how to pitch, to a Harvard undergrad negotiating her double life as a spy—Kross explains how these conversations shape our lives, work, and relationships. He warns that giving in to negative and disorienting self-talk—what he calls “chatter”—can tank our health, sink our moods, strain our social connections, and cause us to fold under pressure.But the good news is that we’re already equipped with the tools we need to make our inner voice work in our favor. These tools are often hidden in plain sight—in the words we use to think about ourselves, the technologies we embrace, the diaries we keep in our drawers, the conversations we have with our loved ones, and the cultures we create in our schools and workplaces.Brilliantly argued, expertly researched, and filled with compelling stories,Chattergives us the power to change the most important conversation we have each day: the one we have with ourselves.Connect with Ethan Kross & Buy his new book: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ethankross/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ethan_krossBuy his new book here: https://www.ethankross.com/chatter/Do The Chatter Quiz: I got 4 right haha https://www.ethankross.com/chatter/quiz/ Follow The Story Box on Social MediaINSTAGRAM ► - https://www.instagram.com/thestoryboxpodcast/TWITTER ► - https://twitter.com/jay_fantomFACEBOOK ► -https://www.facebook.com/thestoryboxpodcastWEBSITE ► - https://thestoryboxpodcast.com/SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE!Apple Podcast► - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-story-box/id1486295252Spotify► - https://open.spotify.com/show/7h8Qv3r2ZV29f7ktJOwmgM?si=FXxYC1JFSHesBv7_d1WtNQWATCH HERE:YouTube ► - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStoryBoxIf you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to YouTube & Apple Podcasts, and leave a 5-star positive rating and review over on Apple Podcasts. Share it around with your friends and family.
6/13/2021

Dr Michael Beckwith Unboxing | Live In Your Purpose, Remove Hate & Show The World Your Light

Season 1, Ep. 197
Dr. Michael Beckwithis the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational spiritual community with a congregation of over 9,000 members. He has appeared onDr. Oz, The Oprah Show, Larry King Live and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You,spreading his message to millions of people. He also participated alongside theDalai Lama and other New Thought Ministers in The Synthesis Dialogues.Dr. Beckwith is the creator of the Life Visioning Process, which he teaches all over the globe through his books and seminars. At its core, the process is a way to fully embrace your connection to the divine and let the Universe serve through you. This will be a wonderful Masterclass and we’re delighted to bring you the teachings from this amazing man.Connect with Dr. Beckwith and be apart of his MindValley Course It's Free: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/michaelbbeckwith/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Michael.B.BeckwithTwitter - https://twitter.com/drmichaelbbWebsite - https://michaelbeckwith.com/FREE MINDVALLEY COURSE: Michael Beckwith -Life Visioning Mastery https://www.mindvalley.com/visioning/masterclass Follow The Story Box on Social MediaINSTAGRAM ► - https://www.instagram.com/thestoryboxpodcast/TWITTER ► - https://twitter.com/jay_fantomFACEBOOK ► -https://www.facebook.com/thestoryboxpodcastWEBSITE ► - https://thestoryboxpodcast.com/SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE!Apple Podcast► - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-story-box/id1486295252Spotify► - https://open.spotify.com/show/7h8Qv3r2ZV29f7ktJOwmgM?si=FXxYC1JFSHesBv7_d1WtNQWATCH HERE:YouTube ► - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStoryBoxIf you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to YouTube & Apple Podcasts, and leave a 5-star positive rating and review over on Apple Podcasts. Share it around with your friends and family.
6/10/2021

Nedra Tawwab Unboxing | How Setting Boundaries Creates Healthy Relationships

Season 1, Ep. 196
ABOUT NEDRANedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW, is a New York Times best-selling author, licensed therapist, and sought-after relationship expert. She has practiced relationship therapy for 14 years and is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice,Kaleidoscope Counseling. Every day she helps people create healthy relationships by teaching them how to implement boundaries. Her philosophy is that a lack of boundaries and assertiveness underlie most relationship issues, and her gift is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves and others.Nedra earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She has additional certifications in working with families and couples and in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, plus advanced training for counseling adults who've experienced childhood emotional neglect.Nedra has been recently featured inThe New York Times,The Guardian, Self, and Vice and has appeared on numerous podcasts, includingThe School of Greatness,Therapy for Black Girls,andThe Skinny Confidential.She runs a popularInstagram accountwhere she shares practices, tools, and reflections for mental health and hosts weekly Q&As.Connect with Nedra & buy her new book: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nedratawwab/?hl=enFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/nedratawwabBuy Nedra's new book: https://www.nedratawwab.com/my-bookhttps://www.booktopia.com.au/set-boundaries-find-peace-nedra-glover-tawwab/book/9780349426952.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2NyFBhDoARIsAMtHtZ42L6RDCYW-mc5DbJGHkilpJFqMyVVo_Gq0ZnKmCCXtMcIP0ekBWE4aAssXEALw_wcBFollow The Story Box on Social MediaINSTAGRAM ► - https://www.instagram.com/thestoryboxpodcast/TWITTER ► - https://twitter.com/jay_fantomFACEBOOK ► -https://www.facebook.com/thestoryboxpodcastWEBSITE ► - https://thestoryboxpodcast.com/SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE!Apple Podcast► - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-story-box/id1486295252Spotify► - https://open.spotify.com/show/7h8Qv3r2ZV29f7ktJOwmgM?si=FXxYC1JFSHesBv7_d1WtNQWATCH HERE:YouTube ► - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStoryBoxIf you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to YouTube & Apple Podcasts, and leave a 5-star positive rating and review over on Apple Podcasts. Share it around with your friends and family.
6/8/2021

Marianne Williamson Unboxing | How The World Can Heal Through Love

Season 1, Ep. 195
Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, non-profit and political activist, and spiritual thought leader.For over three decades Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1New York Timesbest sellers. A quote from the mega best sellerA Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.Williamson foundedProject Angel Food, a non-profit that has delivered more than 13 million meals to ill and dying homebound patients since 1989. The group was created to help people suffering from the ravages of HIV/AIDS. She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. She has advocated for reparations for slavery since the 1990’s and was the first candidate in the 2020 presidential primary season to make it a pillar of her campaign. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace. In addition, she advocates for a cabinet level Department of Children and Youth to adequately address the chronic trauma of millions of American children.Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas.For Podcasts, Please Add the Following Links to Your Show NotesVisit Marianne on Social MediaMarianne is very active on her social media platforms ~ Join the Conversation!Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianneTwitter:@marwilliamsonInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/mariannewilliamson/YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/MarianneWilliamsonThe Marianne Williamson Podcasthttp://apple.co/mariannewilliamsonOr, wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!Websites of Interestwww.marianne.comwww.marianne2020.comBooks of InterestA POLITICS OF LOVE: A Handbook for a New American RevolutionAvailable at the following locations, among others:AMAZON:https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062873938?creativeASIN=0062873938&imprToken=BfWYeDgtONEkuWnPmmTduA&slotNum=0&tag=to0322-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1BARNES & NOBLE:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-politics-of-love-marianne-williamson/1128745899INDIE BOUND:https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062873934A List of All of Marianne’s Books Here:https://marianne.com/books/Follow The Story Box on Social MediaINSTAGRAM ► - https://www.instagram.com/thestoryboxpodcast/TWITTER ► - https://twitter.com/jay_fantomFACEBOOK ► -https://www.facebook.com/thestoryboxpodcastWEBSITE ► - https://thestoryboxpodcast.com/SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE!Apple Podcast► - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-story-box/id1486295252Spotify► - https://open.spotify.com/show/7h8Qv3r2ZV29f7ktJOwmgM?si=FXxYC1JFSHesBv7_d1WtNQWATCH HERE:YouTube ► - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStoryBoxIf you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to YouTube & Apple Podcasts, and leave a 5-star positive rating and review over on Apple Podcasts. Share it around with your friends and family.
6/6/2021

Dr Martha Beck Unboxing | How To Find Your Way Back To Integrity

Season 1, Ep. 194
“This radiant book will not only change your life,but perhaps even save it.”ELIZABETH GILBERT, #1New York Timesbestselling authorBestselling author, life coach, and sociologist Martha Beck explains why “integrity”—being in harmony with ourselves—is the key to a meaningful and joyful life.As Martha Beck says in her book, “Integrity is the cure for psychological suffering. Period.”InThe Way of Integrity, Martha presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. Much of what plagues us—people pleasing, worry and anxiety, negative habits—all point to what happens when we are out of touch with what truly makes us feel whole.Martha takes us on a spiritual adventure that will change the direction of our lives, and bring us to a place of genuine happiness.Dr. Martha Beck is a bestselling author, life coach, and speaker. She has spent a lifetime offering powerful, practical, and entertaining teachings that help people improve every aspect of their lives. Martha holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.”Martha’s published works include several self-help books and memoirs, including New York Times and international bestsellers Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, and Expecting Adam. She has also published over 150 magazine articles, including almost two decades of monthly columns for O, The Oprah Magazine. She also writes a column for Maria Shriver’s digital newspaper, The Sunday Paper.Martha is a passionate and engaging speaker, known for her characteristic blending of science, spirituality, and humor. As “the best-known life coach in America” (NPR, USA Today), she has spoken to audiences around the world on stage and on The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, and many other television programs.Every year, Martha spends several weeks in South Africa, running wilderness-based seminars and donating the proceeds to ecosystem restoration and education for rural African people. The rest of the time she lives in the Pennsylvania woods with her family and other assorted creatures. Her passions include nature, pajamas, and YouTube videos of unlikely animal companions.Martha’s newest book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best SellerConnect with Martha & Buy her book: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/themarthabeck/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/themarthabeck/Twitter - https://twitter.com/marthabeckBuy her new book here: https://marthabeck.com/books/https://www.amazon.com.au/Way-Integrity-Finding-Path-Your/dp/1984881485Follow The Story Box on Social MediaINSTAGRAM ► - https://www.instagram.com/thestoryboxpodcast/TWITTER ► - https://twitter.com/jay_fantomFACEBOOK ► -https://www.facebook.com/thestoryboxpodcastWEBSITE ► - https://thestoryboxpodcast.com/SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE!Apple Podcast► - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-story-box/id1486295252Spotify► - https://open.spotify.com/show/7h8Qv3r2ZV29f7ktJOwmgM?si=FXxYC1JFSHesBv7_d1WtNQWATCH HERE:YouTube ► - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStoryBoxIf you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to YouTube & Apple Podcasts, and leave a 5-star positive rating and review over on Apple Podcasts. Share it around with your friends and family.
6/3/2021

Marisa Polvino & Kate Cohen Unboxing | Helping Kids Through Mental health Issues

Season 1, Ep. 193
KATE COHEN: Since founding Straight Up Films with her partner Marisa Polvino in 2008, Kate has produced films with major studios and worked with Hollywood’s elite players, includingJohnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Morgan Freeman, Christopher Nolan and Gavin O’Connor.Kate is a lifelong advocate for children and mentor to countless young girls. She is grateful to have a platform to help others throughthe power of exemplary storytelling. As part of her missionto create commercial films that move audiences toenact social changeshe co-founded Straight Up Impact, a subdivision of Straight Up Films.She oversees much of the company’s creative and business development. She is about to start pre-production on “Joseph Merrick,” basedon the life of the Elephant Man and directed by award-winning filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó and produced by 7 time Academy Award winner Mike Medavoy and David Dobkin;a film adaptation of ViktorFrankl’s bestselling book“Man’s Search for Meaning,”chronicling his experiences in Nazi concentration camps and the power of his life-affirming, meaning-basedtherapy, produced with Tony Robbins; and the compelling short film series “Meaning in Madness” addressing root causes of a mental health crisis that has led to record anxiety,depression and suicide among youth.Kate lives in LA with her husband and 9 year old son. They are on a collective mission to help kids have a better future.MARISA POLVINO:With a career spanning over two decades, Marisa Polvino is a prolific producer and entrepreneurwith a skill for identifying, packaging, and producing quality,star-driven entertainment across all genres and budget levels. Presently, Marisa is Partner andCo-CEO ofSTRAIGHT UP FILMSa fully integrated multi-mediaproduction company that has worked alongside top-name Hollywood talent, including Natalie Portman, Rosario Dawson, Jesse Eisenberg, Gina Rodriguez andJohnny Depp.Polvino is responsible for identifying and shaping projects that align with the Straight Up Impact ethos. Presently,she oversees a top flight feature slate whichincludesMerrickdirected by Kornel Mundruczo,How to Set a Fire and Why, directed by award winning director/actress Lisa Edelstein,Dissonance, a YA lovestory set in the multiverse directed by Catherine Hardwicke and Viktor Frankl’s iconic memoirMan’s Search for Meaning.Recognizing the profound effect cinema can have on culture Polvino launched Straight Up Impact with long-time business partner Kate Cohen and strategistand advocate Pam Roy.The companies mission is to create, produce and finance thought provoking content that can appeal to human emotions, shiftperspectives and inspire positive social change.At Straight Up Impact, Polvino uses her entrepreneurial spirit and know-how and focuses on forging relationships with likeminded partners while alsooverseeing much of the company’s business strategy, development, marketing and operational structure.In 2019, she created the “Power On” series for Google’s computer science in media division which was a five-part, short-film series directed by leadingactresses and designed to promote greater gender and racial diversity in STEAM fields.Polvino currently producing the “Meaning in Madness” film serieswhich centers around the systemic issues contributing to the suicide epidemic facing young adults and teens today and the importance of meaning andpurpose in their lives.Marisa is perpetuallyinspired by her two children and encourages them to follow their passions and pay attention to what matters most in life.And, to workhard and always be nice to people.Straight Up Impactwho have created a groundbreaking short-film series,MeaninginMadness, which explores the systemic issues contributing to record-high levels of anxiety and depression among teens and young adults.In the first of a four-part documentary series, the filmmakers shine a light on the shortcomings of the industrialized educational system, highlighting the story of Mackenzie, a 17-year-old high school student who feels like she has been reduced to a number and a test score.While Mackenzie’s story is personal, it is by nomeansunique. Around the country, students are struggling to find their purpose in a system bent on conformity—and the problem has only gotten worse since COVID-19. For nearly a year, millions of children have been locked out their classrooms, without access to high-quality education. Meanwhile, parents have tried to step in and fill a void that, until now, has put the onus of education squarely on schools.Until 125 years ago, learning took place in the world, not solely in the classroom. That changed with the industrial revolution. With or without a global pandemic, the currency of the modern world is innovative, creative thinking—not rote memorization—and most public-school systems simply aren’t equipped to provide this type of human-centered learning.We need to drastically rethink our societal approach to education.Connect with Marisa & Kate: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/straightupfilms/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StraightUpFilms/Twitter - https://twitter.com/straightupfilmsFollow The Story Box on Social MediaINSTAGRAM ► - https://www.instagram.com/thestoryboxpodcast/TWITTER ► - https://twitter.com/jay_fantomFACEBOOK ► -https://www.facebook.com/thestoryboxpodcastWEBSITE ► - https://thestoryboxpodcast.com/SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE!Apple Podcast► - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-story-box/id1486295252Spotify► - https://open.spotify.com/show/7h8Qv3r2ZV29f7ktJOwmgM?si=FXxYC1JFSHesBv7_d1WtNQWATCH HERE:YouTube ► - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheStoryBoxIf you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to YouTube & Apple Podcasts, and leave a 5-star positive rating and review over on Apple Podcasts. Share it around with your friends and family.