Sparking a New Renaissance with Michael Barnathan [The Polymath PolyCast] artwork
The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

Sparking a New Renaissance with Michael Barnathan [The Polymath PolyCast]

  • S3E4
  • 1:32:46
  • September 13th 2020

Today we are talking with Michael Barnathan the Founder of many projects, include the Project Polymath, of which we'll get into today. As well as overall techie, #polymath, engineer, and machine learning expert.

**What are three principles to your life?**

Learn as much as possible

Do the hard things

Lift others up with your success

"The one thing I want people to take away from this, is that we need to be driving more creativity into education. We need to be giving people the opportunity to come up with their own ideas, and to have the chance to showcase them and develop them. Turn them into things. If we can change the way people think about that, that will be more powerful than the innovations that will come out of it."

## Links:

#thepolymathpolycast #polyinnovator #podcast #teleinnovator #polycast


0:00 Intro

1:00 Playing a new instrument

5:00 Transferable Knowledge

7:00 Goals to Spark

10:00 Various Renaissances throughout History

13:30 Project Polymath

20:00 Peer based Modular Education

23:00 Things change, why not accelerate it?

26:00 First learn how to Learn

29:50 His Various Interesting Companies

35:00 Blog Appearances

40:00 What Drives Humanity's Prosperity?

44:00 Finding ways into the Multi-Disciplinary life

46:30 What is a Polymath To you?

48:00 Recognition Plays a role on where you are on the Polymath Spectrum

50:00 The Polymath Tribe

53:00 Time Management

56:00 How can we create a NEW type of University

01:03:00 His Fantastic Art

01:05:00 Various Intelligences

01:09:00 Time at Niantic

01:13:00 His Dissertation

01:19:00 Bringing Together his previous projects

01:20:00 A Programming Prodigy

01:24:00 FLOW

01:31:00 Outro

The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

This show is for the polymathic, the entrepreneurial, the multipotentialites, and the Innovators!

Now on Season 5!!

PolyInnovator (The overarching personal brand that the PolyCast is under), means Innovation Polymath, or future global changemaker. Created a Modular Degree curated with online courses and micro-credentials. You will find topics wide ranging in interests!

PolyInnovator works in #OmniContent sprints, which are like multi/omni channel episodes. So each release gets a OmniBlog Post, TeleInnovator Video, and PolyCast upload! :D


Between the OmniContent, and the guest interviews I have on the show, there are multiple formats for the #PolyCast. It can get a little confusing, so here is the series that you will see:

Fireside Micro-PolyCast

Bits of idea bursts, rants, explanations, and simply short form 3-10min episodes.


These don't happen often, but they are the medium sized episodes that may have a didactic feel to them. They are solocasts, with a bit of flare.


Each episode of the Omnicontent series starts with a blog post, turns into a slideshow, then a video, and with the video I extract the audio and turn it into a PolyCast!

The Polymath PolyCast Interviews

The interview and guest arm of the show, these episodes tend to be much longer, as they are interview discussions. They have been great, and the nuggets of knowledge anyone can get from them have been insanely awesome. Go take a listen!

If you would prefer the video version:

All in all they keep a similar polymathic feel, and stay true to the "Niche".... However the subniches can be essentially anything. Meaning the topics could be as well, so don't worry if one episode doesn't fit the bill. I'm sure another one will hit it out of the park!