267 | merging emotions and art with music and activism with Rehan Choudhry, Founder of Emerge Music Festival

Episode Summary

This interview and the next few were recorded at the music festival in Las Vegas called Emerge. Today's conversation is with the festival founder Rehan Choudhry. Emerge is the intersection of social justice, art and music. The festival takes place annually over two days and features interdisciplinary exploration through live music, passionate storytelling, progressive art, crafted parties and immersive experiences. What the heck was I doing there? The founder of the digital wellness app, Lilspace, Kim invited me to parter with her on the Wellness Lounge at the festival. For the Wellness Lounge, we converted a nightclub into a phone-free podcast speakeasy where we recorded 8 conversations live.

Episode Notes

Notes from the Show:

-Rehan Choudhry's website | instagram

-Emerge Festival

-His wife Jessica Moore

-The Killers: Land of The Free

-A Beautiful Perspective

-Devotion by Dani Shapiro

-How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky

-Educated by Tara Westover

-The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Emerge Artists Mentioned:

-Brandon Flowers (The Killers) performed Land of The Free

-Jose Antonio Vargas

-Big Freedia

-Laura Jane Grace

-Jonathan and Paula Williams

-Yoke Lore - Good Pain

-Gerard Way

-Rob Cavallo

Likes & Learns:

-Pop Rocket Podcast 

-Busy Tonight 

-Glowing Up Podcast

-Wear Sunscreen (Learn)

All original music composed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

Album art by Zoie Harman

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If you Liked This Episode Try Out:

-Episode 222 with Trevor Hall
-Episode 160 with Misty Boyce

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