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Life Changes Show, May 13, 2024

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Guests, TV and Film Composer Paul Henning and, President of the Human Space Program Frank White, Ep 789

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy

Guests, TV & Film Composer; Paul Henning and, President of the Human Space Program; Frank White,

Featuring Performance Guest, Film and TV Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist, Paul Henning; and Interview Guest, “Space Philosopher,” President of the Human Space Program, and Author of, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, Frank White, on The LIFE CHANGES Show, Episode 789

Interview Guest: FRANK WHITE; and Performance Guest: PAUL HENNING

Guest, Frank White

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Frank White
Frank White
Guest Occupation
Space Philosopher, President of the Human Space Program, Author
Guest Biography

Frank White is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Rhodes Scholar. He earned an M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University.

He is president of the Human Space Program, a nonprofit organization with the mission of ensuring a sustainable, ethical, and inclusive evolution of humanity into the solar ecosystem. Frank also acts as curator of materials for the SpaceTech and AI practices at Intro-act, a financial technology company.

His best-known work as an author, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, is considered by many to be a seminal contribution to the field of space exploration. A film called “Overview,” based largely on his work, has had more than 8 million plays on Vimeo.

Since the first edition of his book on the subject was published in 1987, “the Overview Effect” has become a standard term describing the spaceflight experience. The fourth edition of The Overview Effect was published in 2021 by Multiverse Publishing.

Frank’s book on the Apollo program, The New Camelot: Quest for the Overview Effect, offers a radical new interpretation of John F. Kennedy’s approach to the lunar missions that culminated with the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.

White considers himself to be a “space philosopher,” and has long advocated developing a new philosophy of space exploration. His book on this topic, The Cosma Hypothesis: Implications of the Overview Effect, was published in 2019. In it, he asks the fundamental question, “Why has the evolutionary process brought humanity to the brink of becoming a spacefaring species?”

In Cosma, he shares the idea of “the Human Space Program” as a “central project” that will engage all of us in the process of becoming “Citizens of the Universe.” This concept has now become the nonprofit Human Space Program, cited above.

Frank is a frequent speaker at conferences that focus on space exploration, space development, and Large-Scale Space Migration.

White has also written about Artificial Intelligence, and his book on the subject, The (Neo) Singularity is Here! anticipated many of the developments in AI that are creating a worldwide paradigm shift today.

White has taught in Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education since 1995, and is a professor and dean at Kepler Space University.

Guest, Paul Henning

Guest Name
Paul Henning
Paul Henning
Guest Occupation
Composer and multi-instrumentalist
Guest Biography

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Henning enjoys a versatile music career in both film and live performance. Paul has composed the original music for the feature documentaries Foreman, Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives, and The Town That Was. He has worked on the score orchestrations for over 50 feature films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The BFG, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Chocolat. In addition to his film writing, Paul also works on orchestral arrangements that have received performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and London Symphony.

He has helped create concert suites from the film scores, Spider-man, The Passion of the Christ, and Peter Pan, as well as multiple works from the catalogs of the Golden Age film composers Dimitri Tiomkin and Elmer Bernstein. Paul has also completed band arrangements for the Television Shows “American Idol,” “The Singing Bee,” and “Sunday’s Best.”

An accomplished pianist and violinist, Paul has performed with the Hollywood Studio Symphony on the soundtracks to Moana, Storks, Furious 7, Frozen, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Maze Runner, Monsters University and Alice in Wonderland,, among many others. He has also played violin for Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. Paul has served as Concertmaster for the Golden State Pops Orchestra since 2004.

Paul grew up on his family’s 125-year old wheat farm near Pullman, Washington. He studied music at the University of Southern California and Washington State University.

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Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
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Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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