The Story: The lessons learned from working on The Paradise Paradox
We live in the information age. Now it is possible for someone with a few hundred dollars to buy a smarthpone and start producing videos and podcasts, and with a few original ideas, some nowse and elbow grease, they can literally present a threat to multi-million dollar media organisations – challenging them to a battle of wits over who can hold the attention of the everyman.
Of course, for many content creators starting out, they don’t have such lofty goals of epic proportions. All they have is a tiny vision, the humble expectation that, there must be someone out there who would enjoy what I have to say, and so I will share it.
Once we were confined to a handful of symbols, a few TV and radio channels, stamping their brands into our brains. Now we literally have more channels than we could imagine watching. Millions of individuals, holding up their symbols to the world, projecting their hearts, their hopes, what limits them, and what sets them free. A worldwide conversation presents itself, sometimes civil, sometimes rowdy or even disrespectful, but almost always devoid of physical violence. What kind of neuron are you, in this international brain?
Once separate, now we are connected. Now, more than ever, your voice matters. Now, you are powerful. With enough intention, clarity and purpose, your words can change the course of lives – or even just a single life.
In this episode, Kurt explains how he and Aaron started The Paradise Paradox, with humble beginnings and humble goals, and some out of date AV equipment. Kurt tells some stories about where the project lead them, interviewing some fascinating people such as Andreas Antonopoulos, Amanda B. Johnson and Jeff Berwick, and being interviewed by some of them as well. He also explains some basic tips for getting started with a YouTube channel or podcast, and his plan for a new project, “Cryptonomics”.
Join me on a world-bending, symbol-shining, signal-boosting episode of … The Paradise Paradox!
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