Don’t Take This Out of Context, But…

https://youtu.be/OcXC-PFRc-g In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin talk about understanding your own motivations, and placing needs and wants into context. Katie explains the connection between her art and her academic pursuits. Berin discusses contextualizing this podcast between being an American who loves Finland, and being a resident of Finland [...]

A Fool is Wise in Their Own Eyes

In this episode Katie and Berin talk about things people think that aren't based on factual information. They discuss why being a creator is a real job, no matter what some people might think. They go over how some folks are beginning to feel the unforeseen consequences of Brexit. Finally, Berin makes a point that [...]

Write It Down, Get It Done: Journaling 101

Keeping a journal is something that I’ve done for years. It started when I was in art school and always had a sketchbook with me. Inevitably, I started writing other notes in it because it was handy. That practice expanded into a commonplace book, where I wrote down ideas for stories that I wanted to [...]

Oh God Oh God We’re All Going to Die!

In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin discuss the decline in the American birth rate. They talk about why people are choosing not to have children, which comes down to the same thing as always -- money. Stagnant wages, student loan debt, and the crippling cost of medical care are [...]

Life in a Socialist Hellhole

https://youtu.be/DvJtkecTyDk In this episode of the Proof of Life podcast, Katie and Berin discuss why Finland and most of Europe seems better at capitalism than the United States at the moment. They theorize that it has to do with putting people before profits, or at least balancing human rights with property rights. It's not socialism, [...]