Welcome to Third Eye Weekly. On this podcast we try and answer the big questions with intimate, personal narratives that give insight into the human experience that others might over-look.
Today’s podcast is about fandom. Everyone is a fan of something, whether it’s being appreciative or bordering on an obsession towards something that is cherished above all else.
Our question for today is: What are some of the ways that fans take their reverence to the next level, to further not only themselves but to bring other people together?
We’ll talk with Richard Donovan, Senior Vice President and Vice President of Forrestry at the Rainforest Alliance. As a fan of the world’s endangered rainforests he’s been working nonstop to attain global awareness and preserve their beauty.
We’ll also chat with Peggy Friedman and Sarah Neilson, Executive Director of the Washington Square Park Music Festival and Administrator of the Park, respectively. They’ll share how being fans of music and New York City’s beloved park have maintained a yearly experience that continues to draw people from all walks of life together through music.
Lastly, for our Third Eye perspective into the question this week we’ll wrap it up by talking with Richard Albero, a Yankees fan who walked from Tampa, Florida all the way to Yankee stadium in the Bronx. Talk about fandom! Richard also raised countless donations along the way for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Be sure to check out a video of our interviews with people on the streets
Also check out our interview with Peggy Friedman and Sarah Neilson about the Washington Square Park Music Festival.
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