The Biology of Life and Polymathy with Eleonora Moratto [The Polymath PolyCast] artwork
The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

The Biology of Life and Polymathy with Eleonora Moratto [The Polymath PolyCast]

  • S5E13
  • 1:37:28
  • December 3rd 2021

This time around we are talking with Eleonora Moratto the #biologyballerina and a #ballerinasinstem, a plant biologist, a ballet dancer, she has very long hair, an art history lover, enjoys historical fashion and historical dancing.


0:00 Intro

3:00 Art & Science, and the Changes over time

5:00 Dual Fields = Similarities > Differences

10:00 Limitations to Self-Education, especially with science

15:00 Origin of Her Biology Passion

20:00 European/ Italy Secondary Education

25:00 Ballet, and Conveying the Story

30:00 Power of music

35:00 Taking time for your passions, AND to take a break

40:00 Avoiding Burnout, and Dealing with Roadblocks

45:00 Being Multidisciplinary

47:50 What is a polymath to you?

50:00 "Being Polymathic in your realm of possibility."

55:00 Tangent on Great Arts

01:00:00 Exploring various aspects to knowledge/learning | Gender marketing

01:05:00 Kickstarting training during lockdown

01:10:00 Power and Control of ballet

01:15:00 Swimming Tangent; Mentors and Heroes

01:20:00 Polyglot

01:25:00 Origin of languages and Tree of life

01:30:00 Hindrance of Plant evolution | Sci-fi Plants

01:35:00 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!