Leave Looking Up

Leave Looking Up

Leave Looking Up is a podcast where we humanize our heroes through uplifting conversations about the somewhat tumultuous and often challenging state of the world. We interview a diverse roster of guests from Grammy Award-winning musicians, to Emmy Award-winning producers, to internationally recognized activists and influencers, educators, innovators, and more. This conversation series is designed to inspire. We're here to have thoughtful conversations to uncover the models, concepts, and language used by today’s changemakers to help us all keep looking up. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/leavelookingup/support


March 7, 2023 41 mins

Meet Rana Abdelhamid, a truly inspirational organizer and global human rights activist making positive changes in the world today. Rana is a Truman Scholar, founder of the organizations Hijabis of New York and the Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment which she started when she was 16. She is also a 1st degree Black Belt, and is one of youngest serving board members of Amnesty International USA.

Rana’s list of honors is a true te...

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Meet Lorena Beltran, a true multi-hyphenate. Lorena is an international speaker, consultant, and activist on all things cannabis. She is the founder of both CannabiSalud Mexico and Endonatura Labs, companies focused on research, product manufacturing, and advocacy work connected to the legal medical cannabis framework in Mexico.

An integral part of the movement that successfully legalized medicinal marijuana in Mexico, Lorena has s...

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Meet Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, an award-winning designer, sustainability provocateur, social scientist and entrepreneur. Leyla's list of accolades is truly something to behold; She’s a mainstage TED speaker, LinkedIn Changemaker and was named a United Nations Champion of the Earth in 2016 for her work in advancing science and innovation for sustainability. On top of all of that, she's the founder of the CO Project Farm, and the "Unschool...

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Meet Nate & Hila, otherwise known as Nathanology and Hila the Killa (or more recently, Hila the Earth); two artists and activist voices whose work in the world of sustainability, education, sexual freedom, and activism, have garnered them millions of likes and views of their socials like Tik Tok and Instagram, hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe, coverage from outlets like the BBC, Billboard, Timeout and NY1, and per...

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Meet Jonathan Javier and Jerry Lee, influencers, job search experts, and the 2020 LinkedIn Top Voices for Tech through their company Wonsulting, which has amassed 1.2M+ followers on LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok and IG, garnered  30+ million impressions monthly and reached 100M+ jobseekers globally. Founded in 2019 with the mission of turning underdogs into winners, Wonsulting focuses on helping people from non-traditional backg...

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Meet Claire Wasserman; an inspirational educator and author who founded "Ladies Get Paid," a platform, community, and book that champions the professional and financial advancement of women. Named as one of the top most 100 powerful woman by Entrepreneur Magazine’s and one of the 75 most influential financial leaders by “Marquis Who's Who”, Claire has advocated for women globally, hosted podcasts, and has garnered international cov...

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January 23, 2023 41 mins

Meet Brady; renowned bassist, producer, musician, and cancer survivor. Touring with, recording, and headlining tours with the likes of Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, members of Rage Against the Machine, and Marc Rebillet, this New Hampshire native turned Harlemite that created the viral series "Bass & Bars", which has featured everyone from Matisyahu to Jadakiss, is worth listening to.

In this episode, we learn about the jou...

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Meet Shelah Marie; Founder and CEO of The Curvy, Curly, Conscious movement, mental health & wellness influencer, meditation enthusiast, reality tv star & wife of platinum selling artist Ace Hood. 

In this episode, Neal and Amer sit down with Shelah Marie, whose voice in the world of mental health, social justice, and wellness, is making real impact. Throughout the episode, they learn about how to have a conversation wi...

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Meet Pierce Freelon, 2x Grammy Nominee, Former City Councilman, Emmy Award-winning Producer, Author, father of 3, and most recently inducted into the Kennedy 50. 

Join Neal and Amer as they sit down with Pierce and hear about the importance of honoring our ancestors, vibrations, dealing with failures and challenges through acceptance, being obedient to your intuition, and that the way you do one thing, is the way you should do...

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Our 1st episode welcomes your hosts - Neal Ludevig and Amer Jandali - who tell you what you're in for, their promise to you, a bit about themselves, and gives your a highlight reel of some of our favorite snippets from our first season. 

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