The Hatch the Future podcast is at the forefront of social innovation.

Explore world-changing ideas and the people acting on them – from food to finance, identity to innovation and everything in between – the Hatch Innovation team, and guests dig into what’s positively disruptive.

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HTF 033 Elevating All Voices

HTF 033 Elevating All Voices

In this episode Danielle and Jen interview Shiva Farrokhi, founder of in-it, a video crowdsourcing platform focusing on social change. The phrase video virtual memory is mentioned, so you know this is going to be good. Shiva is an Iranian designer,...

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HTF 032 Advocating for Psilocybin

HTF 032 Advocating for Psilocybin

In this episode, Collin Gabriel and Danielle Olson interviewed Tom and Sheri Eckert who are both counselors and the founders of the Oregon Psilocybin Society. They are the forces behind getting a 2020 ballot measure to legalize the facilitated use of...

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HTF 031: #LifeIsCumulative

HTF 031: #LifeIsCumulative

We interviewed Sonja Skvarla, founder and Executive Director of A Social Ignition. "Those who have been incarcerated come out facing a tremendous number of barriers to success. From feeling isolated by limited social interaction to no access to current...

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HTF 030: Tea Fleets and Painted Streets

HTF 030: Tea Fleets and Painted Streets

Picture yourself strolling down the beautiful tree-lined streets of Portland when suddenly you are struck by the sight of a large mural painted right in the middle of a 4-way stop. As you stand there, thinking to yourself “how did this get here? Who made this place?”,...

read more
HTF 029: ‘Soup’er Communities

HTF 029: ‘Soup’er Communities

In this episode, Danielle Olson sits down with Amy Kaherl, founder of Detroit Soup. In 2010, Amy was able to transform a small potluck-style event for funding the arts into a larger funding mechanism for community projects aimed to do good for Detroit. For as little...

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HTF 028: Chicken Eggs and Chasin’ Dreams

HTF 028: Chicken Eggs and Chasin’ Dreams

In this episode, we sit down with Henlight Co-Founder, Edward Silva. Edward's unique story highlights the path that some entrepreneurs take when entering into prize-based competitions, in this case the Thought For Food Challenge. Interestingly, Edward’s journey with...

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HTF 027: Happy Brain Science

HTF 027: Happy Brain Science

“We spend nearly 40% of our time at work. We should be happier, and we can be." “We go about pursuing happiness backwards. We think once we accomplish our goals we’ll be happy, but science shows that happiness is essential as a first step to accomplishing our goals.”...

read more
HTF 026: Living In Waste

HTF 026: Living In Waste

In this episode, Collin Gabriel, longtime fan of Earthships, chats with architect and Earthship founder, Michael Reynolds. 35 years ago, Michael designed a living structure that can harvest its own water, power, food, heat and comfort with most of its building...

read more
HTF 025: Women Impact Investing

HTF 025: Women Impact Investing

“If women farmers had the same financial resources as male farmers, it’s estimated that yields would increase by 20-30%, creating the potential to lift 120-150 million people out of poverty.” —Malaika Maphalala In this podcast, Amy Pearl is joined by Malaika Maphalala...

read more
HTF 023: Toilets, Rice, and Poverty: Redefining Global Aid

HTF 023: Toilets, Rice, and Poverty: Redefining Global Aid

Toilets, Rice, and Poverty: Redefining Global Aid with Lin Liu For years, USAID and other NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have been trying to improve sanitation as well as create a safe water supply for countries throughout the developing world. With varying...

read more
HTF 022: Feminism and Justice for All

HTF 022: Feminism and Justice for All

Let’s listen to Hatch Innovation’s Director of Events & Culinary Happenings, Jess DeNoto chat with upcoming Remedy Club panelist Emilly Prado. Emilly is a writer who focuses on the intersection of feminist identity, race, class, gender and popular culture. Throughout...

read more
HTF 021: Put Your Money Where Your Food Is

HTF 021: Put Your Money Where Your Food Is

In today’s episode, host Amy Pearl sits down with Narendra Varma of Our Table Cooperative. Narendra started Our Table Cooperative in 2011 with his wife Michelle, after they spent years in the investment and tech spaces. Narendra talks about how these experiences...

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HTF 020: Innovative Reclamation Education

HTF 020: Innovative Reclamation Education

“If you are a teacher who’s interested in brownfields, or any environmental education subject, I’d say go for it. This is the time that is ripe for innovation.  But don’t do this alone, and here’s my callout to everybody else - administrators, city and council...

read more
HTF 019: Changing Taillights to Avert Tragedies

HTF 019: Changing Taillights to Avert Tragedies

“For many people this is not a huge problem, but for a percentage of people, it can be a deadly problem.” —Don Merrill Think about it. For some people, a burned-out taillight is a minor maintenance issue. For others, it’s the first step towards a potentially deadly...

read more
HTF 018: Finding a Career with Purpose

HTF 018: Finding a Career with Purpose

Finding a Career with Purpose An honest discussion about finding jobs with meaning – both making a difference in the world, and finding personal satisfaction. Simon Love and Amy Pearl speak with Mac Prichard, founder of Prichard Communications and Mac’s List about...

read more
HTF 017: Reflecting on a Nuclear Legacy

HTF 017: Reflecting on a Nuclear Legacy

Host Amy Pearl, Hatch Innovation Guests Yukiyo Kawano, Visual Artist Yukiyo Kawano, a third generation hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor) grew up decades after the bombing of Hiroshima. Her work is personal, reflecting lasting attitudes towards the bombings of...

read more
HTF 016: WTF is the Blockchain?

HTF 016: WTF is the Blockchain?

WTF is the Blockchain? You’ve heard about Bitcoin. You might have heard the word ‘blockchain’. But what about Ethereum? In this episode, you’ll get the full explanation of what a blockchain is, how cryptocurrencies have value, and how ‘smart contracts’ are shaping the...

read more
HTF 015: The Remedy Club: Power & Access

HTF 015: The Remedy Club: Power & Access

Have you ever felt that your access to tools, knowledge and/or resources has been limited by the social systems or institutions you are embedded in? Have you seen others struggle, lacking access to the things they need to thrive? Do you ever ponder how sweeping power...

read more
HTF 014: Energy: New takes on Wood and Water

HTF 014: Energy: New takes on Wood and Water

In this double-header, Simon Love interviews two companies implementing innovative sustainable energy technologies. The episode touches on sustainable projects in urban versus rural environments,how to work with local government and communities, and where these...

read more
HTF 001: The Future of Indigenous Entrepreneurship

HTF 001: The Future of Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Hosts Amy Pearl and Simon Love have a candid conversation with Native American activists, authors, entrepreneurs, and leaders, April Lemly (Cherokee), Se-ah-dom Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce and Yakama), and James Parker (Chippewa Cree). They discuss identity as...

read more

HTF 033 Elevating All Voices

In this episode Danielle and Jen interview Shiva Farrokhi, founder of in-it, a video crowdsourcing platform focusing on social change. The phrase video virtual memory is mentioned, so you know this is going to be good. Shiva is an Iranian designer,...

read more

HTF 032 Advocating for Psilocybin

In this episode, Collin Gabriel and Danielle Olson interviewed Tom and Sheri Eckert who are both counselors and the founders of the Oregon Psilocybin Society. They are the forces behind getting a 2020 ballot measure to legalize the facilitated use of...

read more

HTF 031: #LifeIsCumulative

We interviewed Sonja Skvarla, founder and Executive Director of A Social Ignition. "Those who have been incarcerated come out facing a tremendous number of barriers to success. From feeling isolated by limited social interaction to no access to current...

read more

HTF 030: Tea Fleets and Painted Streets

Picture yourself strolling down the beautiful tree-lined streets of Portland when suddenly you are struck by the sight of a large mural painted right in the middle of a 4-way stop. As you stand there, thinking to yourself “how did this get here? Who made this place?”,...

read more

HTF 029: ‘Soup’er Communities

In this episode, Danielle Olson sits down with Amy Kaherl, founder of Detroit Soup. In 2010, Amy was able to transform a small potluck-style event for funding the arts into a larger funding mechanism for community projects aimed to do good for Detroit. For as little...

read more

HTF 028: Chicken Eggs and Chasin’ Dreams

In this episode, we sit down with Henlight Co-Founder, Edward Silva. Edward's unique story highlights the path that some entrepreneurs take when entering into prize-based competitions, in this case the Thought For Food Challenge. Interestingly, Edward’s journey with...

read more

HTF 027: Happy Brain Science

“We spend nearly 40% of our time at work. We should be happier, and we can be." “We go about pursuing happiness backwards. We think once we accomplish our goals we’ll be happy, but science shows that happiness is essential as a first step to accomplishing our goals.”...

read more

HTF 026: Living In Waste

In this episode, Collin Gabriel, longtime fan of Earthships, chats with architect and Earthship founder, Michael Reynolds. 35 years ago, Michael designed a living structure that can harvest its own water, power, food, heat and comfort with most of its building...

read more

HTF 025: Women Impact Investing

“If women farmers had the same financial resources as male farmers, it’s estimated that yields would increase by 20-30%, creating the potential to lift 120-150 million people out of poverty.” —Malaika Maphalala In this podcast, Amy Pearl is joined by Malaika Maphalala...

read more

HTF 023: Toilets, Rice, and Poverty: Redefining Global Aid

Toilets, Rice, and Poverty: Redefining Global Aid with Lin Liu For years, USAID and other NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have been trying to improve sanitation as well as create a safe water supply for countries throughout the developing world. With varying...

read more

HTF 022: Feminism and Justice for All

Let’s listen to Hatch Innovation’s Director of Events & Culinary Happenings, Jess DeNoto chat with upcoming Remedy Club panelist Emilly Prado. Emilly is a writer who focuses on the intersection of feminist identity, race, class, gender and popular culture. Throughout...

read more

HTF 021: Put Your Money Where Your Food Is

In today’s episode, host Amy Pearl sits down with Narendra Varma of Our Table Cooperative. Narendra started Our Table Cooperative in 2011 with his wife Michelle, after they spent years in the investment and tech spaces. Narendra talks about how these experiences...

read more

HTF 020: Innovative Reclamation Education

“If you are a teacher who’s interested in brownfields, or any environmental education subject, I’d say go for it. This is the time that is ripe for innovation.  But don’t do this alone, and here’s my callout to everybody else - administrators, city and council...

read more

HTF 019: Changing Taillights to Avert Tragedies

“For many people this is not a huge problem, but for a percentage of people, it can be a deadly problem.” —Don Merrill Think about it. For some people, a burned-out taillight is a minor maintenance issue. For others, it’s the first step towards a potentially deadly...

read more

HTF 018: Finding a Career with Purpose

Finding a Career with Purpose An honest discussion about finding jobs with meaning – both making a difference in the world, and finding personal satisfaction. Simon Love and Amy Pearl speak with Mac Prichard, founder of Prichard Communications and Mac’s List about...

read more

HTF 017: Reflecting on a Nuclear Legacy

Host Amy Pearl, Hatch Innovation Guests Yukiyo Kawano, Visual Artist Yukiyo Kawano, a third generation hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor) grew up decades after the bombing of Hiroshima. Her work is personal, reflecting lasting attitudes towards the bombings of...

read more

HTF 016: WTF is the Blockchain?

WTF is the Blockchain? You’ve heard about Bitcoin. You might have heard the word ‘blockchain’. But what about Ethereum? In this episode, you’ll get the full explanation of what a blockchain is, how cryptocurrencies have value, and how ‘smart contracts’ are shaping the...

read more

HTF 015: The Remedy Club: Power & Access

Have you ever felt that your access to tools, knowledge and/or resources has been limited by the social systems or institutions you are embedded in? Have you seen others struggle, lacking access to the things they need to thrive? Do you ever ponder how sweeping power...

read more

HTF 014: Energy: New takes on Wood and Water

In this double-header, Simon Love interviews two companies implementing innovative sustainable energy technologies. The episode touches on sustainable projects in urban versus rural environments,how to work with local government and communities, and where these...

read more

HTF 001: The Future of Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Hosts Amy Pearl and Simon Love have a candid conversation with Native American activists, authors, entrepreneurs, and leaders, April Lemly (Cherokee), Se-ah-dom Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce and Yakama), and James Parker (Chippewa Cree). They discuss identity as...

read more

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