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Change Happens Now Podcast: Season 6, Episode 4, Bringing Hope to Global Culture

Season 6, Episode 4: Bringing Hope to Global Culture

The Ignite Institute welcomes a new host for Season 6 of Change Happens Now: education and community advocate, and Pacific School of Religion grad student, Maurice King, aka Mo. Join Mo, sharing space with incredible leaders, thinkers, and practitioners as they walk us through the change that’s happening within them and around them, and how they’re responding to this moment, creating change for our world.   

In this episode, Mo King is joined by Payhuan Shiao, founder and CEO of Immortal Studios, and lineage holder of the 1000-year-old martial arts fantasy genre of Wuxia. What we consume, whether it’s the movies that we watch, the books we read, or the short social media videos we scroll through, feeds our minds and souls and informs our sense of reality at a very subliminal level. To Shaio, content creation is the art form of providing nutrition for the mind and soul. Payhuan talks with us about awakening the xia (Hero) in us all, the changes he’s seeing in the current landscape of global popular culture, and how storytelling is a powerful catalyst to bring optimism and hope for a better future that’s grounded in the improvement of our internal spiritual and physical condition. Born in the East and raised in the West, navigating both worlds, Payhuan explores the spiritual connection between the two, challenges the notion there’s a deep divide, and shares that there’s more connectivity than separation. Payhuan’s presence in the film and entertainment industry highlights the importance of Asian representation in these spaces, and this episode challenges leaders to think about the evolved perspectives it takes to bring people closer together.

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