BIG IDEAS that shape our world.


Would our worldview change if we traveled to space? Would war exist if countries were ruled by women? Can we cure ourselves through diet? 

IDEA NOSH is an hour long conversation that explores big ideas that shape our world. The podcast brings together an eclectic menagerie of guests who are considered luminaries in their fields—from world class explorers and entrepreneurs to best-selling authors and creative visionaries. Host Summer Rayne Oakes, named one of CNBC’s “Top 10 Green Entrepreneurs” and Vanity Fair’s “Global Citizen”—has a knack for making her visitors feel right at home—allowing listeners to get an up-close-and-personal understanding for the people who are setting the tone and trends for years to come.  

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IDEA NOSH Ep. 1— Leland Melvin: Space exploration and orbital perspective 

In the first episode of IDEA NOSH, former NASA astronaut, host of Lifetime's Child Genius, and STEAM advocate, Leland Melvin and I discuss:

  • Orbital perspective - what it is and how to achieve it 
  • STE(A)M education and ways America can improve a child’s interest and understanding in science, technology, engineering, art and math, and
  • Overcoming personal challenges, inspiration and mentors over the years 

Launch Date: February 19, 2015 at 7AM ET. Read the article.

IDEA NOSH Ep. 2 — Martin von Hildebrand: Saving the Amazon Rainforest from the Andes to the Atlantic

In this episode of IDEA NOSH, Skoll Fundation fellow and founder of Gaia Amazonas, Martin von Hildebrand and I discuss:

  • Seizing opportunity, early work with indigenous peoples
  • Working with indigenous peoples within a cultural context
  • Ritual, shamanism, ceremonies, ayahuasca, meditation

Launch Date: March 19, 2015 at 7AM ET. Read the article.


IDEA NOSH Ep. 3 — Simon Sinek: Trust, Cooperation & Leadership

Nearly ten years ago, Simon Sinek presented a simple concept with a deep message: Start with why you do what you do—and the rest will follow. Since that time, Simon has explored ways to help inspire people in their daily lives and extrapolate what makes great leaders. In this episode we discuss:

  • Concepts around Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last
  • Personal life, challenges and inspiration 
  • Questions from the audience

Launch Date: April 16, 2015 at 7AM ET.


IDEA NOSH Ep. 4 — AJ Jacobs: We're All Family

Never before have we been so connected—and AJ Jacobs, founder of the Global Family Reunion, is out to take it a step further by demonstrating how we’re all related. The podcast covers:

  • The genesis of the Global Family Reunion*
  • The good, bad and ugly of being related
  • Questions from the audience

Launch Date: May 21, 2015 at 7AM ET.

AJ is giving all IDEA NOSH podcast listeners 25% off the ticket price to the Global Family Reunion on June 6th, 2015. Click here to redeem and join us! We'll be making history by convening the largest family reunion. 

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IDEA NOSH Ep. 5 — Joey L: Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan

Brooklyn-based photographer and director, Joey L, talks about his latest personal project—Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan—which took him to the frontline and resistance lines in Iraq and Syria. 

  • Background of Kurdistan and conflict in Iraq and Syria 
  • Journey’s effect on worldview and future photography 
  • Rapid-fire questions

To read and view Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan, visit here.

Launch Date: June 18, 2015 at 7AM ET.

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