The MultiPod

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The MultiPod is an independent podcast exploring the ideas and profiles of the world’s first community of dedicated multipotentialites, the Puttyverse. Multipotentialites (a.k.a “multipods”) have diverse interests, skills, and creative outlets – making us capable of success in just about anything.

Our cultures and global economy today demand creativity and flexibility, and more people are creating purposeful lives from the intersections of various pursuits. Join us every other week to share in the amazing journeys of our Puttyverse members.

Show co-hosts – Ted, Sara, and Vanessa – are constantly exploring what’s important in the wide world of multipotentiality. In each episode, they profile at least one member of the Puttyverse and discuss themes like work ethic and productivity, mental health, jobs vs. careers, languages, simplicity, and rituals.

Do you have questions or suggestions for the show? Feel free to contact the team.

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The MultiPod Team

Ted Cragg

Ted Cragg

Producer and Co-Host

Ted is a budding podcaster, aspiring entrepreneur, musician, writer, traveler, and guide. He’s inspired by outliers, adventurers, individuality, and making the most out of life. Plus, he’s a happy husband and father of two.
Vanessa Hennessey

Vanessa Hennessey

Co-Host

Vanessa lives and breathes podcasting as a co-host, producer, and editor. She also loves travel, yoga, community-building, her pets, and her partner (a fellow podcaster).
Flo Stummer

Flo Stummer

Co-Host

Flo is mostly in transition. He’s a journalist, researcher, writer, aspiring drawer, musician, kayak enthusiast, experimental carpenter, and a super-happy dad of a lively three-year-old.

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MultiPod Extras: Puttyverse Entrepreneurs Group Profile with Rossco

The MultiPod gives you a quick Extras episode with the first of hopefully many profiles of a Puttyverse Group. Rossco joins host Ted, who also happens to be a facilitator of the Entrepreneurs group, to look at the group’s aims and objectives, ideas going forward, and how it can best be of use to its members.

If you are a Puttyverse Group facilitator, reach out to The MultiPod at [email protected] and let us know how we can promote your group and its activities too!

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Producing Batman and Earth Day Podcasts: Creating to Help Others Create with Sven Sommer – The MulitPod 094

How does a content producer balance their own need to create, plus the ongoing tasks of running a business? Sven Sommer has some solid experience to share, and a surprise story or two.

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Interests are like Particle Clouds of Opportunities with Deepti Kannapan – The MultiPod 093

As Deepti Kannapan says, your interests are like particle clouds, each with their own components and distinct features. As these start to clarify and solidify, find a theme or direction that pulls everything together. Look for overlaps. Use this to help you with those big decisions and in finding purpose in what you do.

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Finding the Job That’s Right for You – The MultiPod 092

Where should I work? It’s perhaps the #1 question for many multipotentialites at some point, and an ongoing challenge. The Puttyverse Job Search Support Group has helped many puttypeep make the leap to full-time employment … and here’s how they did it.

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Puttyverse 10th Anniversary: 100 Years in Internet Time – The MultiPod 091

The Puttyverse hits its 10th anniversary! It’s founder, Emilie Wapnick, and Connections and Operations Guy, Joel Zaslofsky, return to The MultiPod to chat about the big milestone. We go back even before the Putty doors first opened on April 17, 2012, to when Puttylike the blog was building followers and fans, and it became clear that the opportunity and need for a community was there. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Empowering Women in a Patriarchal Society with Eden Tadesse – The MultiPod 090

Eden Tadesse joins us to share her remarkable life story, which is very much only at its beginning. One of 12 children, including 9 daughters, born into a very patriarchal society in Ethiopia, Eden grew up with a father who chose to raise his daughters as “fierce, bad-ass women,” empowering them to pursue their dreams, believe in themselves, and not let anyone or anything stand in their way.

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Puttycomps Part 2: On Travel, Self-Discovery, Being Brave, and More Jellyfish! – MultiPod Extras

Puttycomps #6: The audio version! The MultiPod brings you the latest Puttyverse compilation project, this time featuring audio, and showcasing fun stories and creative recordings from members of The Puttyverse itself. Part 2 brings you four more neat puttypeep joining host Vanessa in expounding on all sorts of multipotentialite questions.

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An Illumination of What It is to Be Multipotentialite with Jessica Tudos – The MultiPod 089

Special guest Jessica Tudos sits down with co-hosts Cristy and Ted to share the story of her amazing multipotentialite life, knowing instinctively even from a young age that she couldn’t just do the “one thing.” Even after committing to something as incredibly intensive and driven as Olympic-level gymnastics. How did Jessica make the transition from an all-consuming activity to pursuing all kinds of other interests and opportunities?

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There’s No Wrong Way to Multipod with Sarah Hockett – The MultiPod 088

Can you have three businesses at once, and live the multipod dream of variety, control, and fulfillment? Sarah Hockett is doing that very thing and finding that balance. But it hasn’t come easily or quickly, nor without a fair share of obstacles and vulnerability along the way.

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Hat Collecting with Lacey Artemis – The MultiPod 087

Hat Collecting is a talk show that talks to multipotentialites, much like The MultiPod, but with a different twist: host Lacey Artemis focuses on the many different metaphorical hats we wear. What are these careers and hobbies, and who are the people that combine them together? Because no one does just one thing and everyone has a story.

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Making The Right Decisions For You with Ryan Cina – The MultiPod 086

The MultiPod celebrates its 4th anniversary in the company of Ryan Cina, who marked his own 4 year anniversary as a puttypeep just a few weeks ago. Together we talk about multipotentiality, Einstein jobs, framing decision-making, ignoring perfection, and just getting a start.

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A Fynbos Life: Levi’s Journey of Rebirth – The MultiPod 085

This The MultiPod episode is a powerful, candid discussion about releasing ourselves from expectations, and discovering deep, profound honesty. Levi Daniels joins us to talk about his gender transition, and the path to getting there, particularly the impressive highs and the powerful lows along the way.

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How Community is Helping Jef Masereel on His Journey – The MultiPod 084

Community gives us support, focus, direction and a shoulder to cry on. The Puttyverse is here for all this and more, and today special guest Jef Masereel and host Ted chat about the merits of community, the differences and strengths in both online and offline communities, and how having that support network has been crucial for Jef over the past year.

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Puttycomps Part 1: Jellyfish, Jumping, and Jello – MultiPod Extras

Puttycomps #6: The audio version! The MultiPod brings you the latest Puttyverse compilation project, this time featuring audio, and showcasing fun stories and creative recordings from members of The Puttyverse itself. This is Part 1 and we’re only getting started.

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A Puttyverse of Joy and Appreciation with Kaytu – TMP 083

The MultiPod is back with regular episodes, starting with special guest Kaytu. She joins us to share here amazing multipotentialite summer of discovery, adventure, and major career change. Through her story, we recognize and celebrate the rock that is the Puttyverse, a joyful community providing support, advice, knowledge, and inspiration to its members in so many ways.

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Trusting Your Instincts Ahead of a Major Life Change with Joan – TMP 082

Joan Maze tells her story of making major life changes. You’ll be engrossed in an amazing adventure of coincidences, unexpected generosity, challenges and uncertainty, and the great excitement of the unknown.

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A Celebration of Perseverance and the Puttyverse with Kati – TMP 081

We get to know Kati, live from Melbourne, Australia via Milan, Italy, and how her multipotentiality has helped her adapt and persevere through big changes, challenges, tragedy, and opportunity. We chat about languages, community, foodies, and time zones: an ongoing antipodean challenge in a global group!

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The World Needs Smart Generalists with Marci Killin – TMP 080

Smart Generalists help small companies and start-ups navigate the challenges and changes in business, allowing these businesses to grow and reach their potential, and yet still hire one person instead of perhaps four. Marcela Killin’s joins Ted and Vanessa to talk about her journey to this business idea, overcoming the uncertainties and expectations along the way, while navigating love and new languages.

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MultiPod Extras: La increíble aventura de ser multipotencial

In our first Spanish episode, in fact our first ever other than in English!, Vianney, Marcelo y Sónia explore their multipotentialite identity and how to spread understanding and support throughout the Spanish-speaking world. It’s an exciting new frontier for The MultiPod!
En nuestro primer episodio en español, ¡de hecho el primero que no fue en inglés !, Vianney, Marcelo y Sónia exploran su identidad multipotencial y cómo difundir la comprensión y el apoyo en todo el mundo de habla hispana. ¡Es una nueva y emocionante frontera para el MultiPod!

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Looking For the Little Details: Photography with Diana Sherblom – TMP 079

Learn about the life of a professional photographer and full-time multipotentialite with Diana Sherblom. It’s an inspiring conversation on creativity, commitment, entrepreneurship, and weaving it all together as multipods.

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