What is "The Agora" ?
The Agora is an ancient Greek concept, similar to what we'd call "the third space"(1) now. People show up and offer something to others- goods to trade, philosophy, meeting new people. A true agora is spontaneous and doesn't have a top-down authority, but is full of play, independent choice and unexpected discoveries. The key to balance is to direct away from external control of other people, and inwardly to choice over your own life. People still work together, such as sharing the idea of an agora to build it, but the relationships happen because of the choice of each person to step up and reach out.
The recipe for empowerment has 3 ingredients: relationships, wisdom and independence (2), and barriers to these three needs keep us stuck. Our podcast addresses the loss of the agoras and third spaces today, and our aim is to overcome those barriers.
We pick a topic each episode with this in mind, that is still general and open yet more specific to a specialty and the experiences of the guest. We seek understanding of failures, challenges and barriers. Through understanding we discover new paths, choices and solutions that would not be visible otherwise.
Let's revive the third space, and step- Into the Agora.
Who are Nemo and Chase?
Chase Storm Gielda (left) is a young entrepreneur and meditation enthusiast with over 500 hours of meditation practice. Always joyful, Chase enjoys any opportunity to lift others up.
Nemo Sundry (right) has a mission in life is to foster the economic & total autonomy of youth, which means self-determination of the individual, & thus the evolution of autonomous communities.