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Combining storytelling and science to show you the fragility of nature

Biodiversity loss, human health, rising seas… sometimes only perceived in science. In this podcast at The Wise Consumer, Madeleine interviews Kenny Broad, National Geographic Explorer & Chief Exploration Officer of Virtual Wonders. He believes in the power of the narrative to overcome facts and truly level up engagement with people for us all to adopt a more sustainable journey. 

A professional diver and explorer on a mission. Kenny Broad has seen some of the most amazing spots in the world, and now with Virtual Wonders, he shares real world capture through ultrahigh-resolution 3D environments. His projects always involve some science and intense adventure. 

Kenny takes us to understand some of the patterns that he’s seen with climate change and encourages us all to reduce, reduce and reduce! Want to find out how connected we are to our ecosystems?

Learn all about his journey and this new cutting-edge technology on the interview between Madeleine Wisecup and Kenny Broad, National Geographic Explorer & Chief Exploration Officer, Virtual Wonders.

“We will be a kilometer back in the cave and the walls will have that little thank you bags—you know the ones you get at the grocery stores? They’ll be stuck to the walls floating in the current. It looks like there are ghosts lining the walls… they end up in these sinkholes and they make our way into our groundwater. But, that’s not the only thing we see back there. You also see tires, you see 55-gallon rums of who knows what. And as you’re swimming past this stuff you’ll see someones water pipe coming down through the ceiling of this cave going directly to their well, directly to their house in fact, and that’s what really brings home how connected we really are to our ecosystem in ways we really don’t realize.“ Kenny Broad, National Geographic Explorer, and Chief Exploration Officer Virtual Wonders ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣In this episode with Kenny Broad and The Wise Consumer you’ll hear about:

  • The journey that led him to where he is today⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • The environmental changes he’s seen over the course of his career⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • The lessons he’s learned from deep-sea cave diving and how we can apply them to our everyday lives⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • The power of visual storytelling when it comes to conservation and preservation of our planet⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • The challenges of his first entrepreneurial venture with Virtual Wonders ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Kenny Broad is a deep sea cave diver, 2011 National Geographic explorer of the Year, and Chief Exploration Officer for the 3D imaging company Virtual Wonders.⁣⁣⁣⁣

@virtualwondersllc is a Multi-Platform 3D Media Company that creates immersive, ultra-high resolution 3D environments of some of the most amazing places on the planet for every major media platform (VR, 3D printing, AR, gaming, etc). They’re doing some awesome work.⁣⁣ 

⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣“Had a great time chatting with Kenny, he is hilarious and had some really interesting stories to share. I think you’ll really enjoy this episode. Happy listening!”⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣Madeleine Wisecup, the host of The Wise Consumer podcast

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Madeleine Wisecup

A few years ago, I became obsessed with learning about sustainable and ethical practices and products, waste reduction, natural foods, and overall wellness. I read articles and books about the toxic products we put on our skins and into our bodies; explored numerous facets, challenges, and success stories of the slow fashion/sustainable fashion movement; and started reading the ingredient labels on everything I bought (you’d be surprised how much crap you can’t even pronounce). I was on a personal mission to improve my overall wellness and to become a wiser, more conscientious consumer. The more research I did – and continue to do – the more I realized how many amazing people and businesses were out there making a difference, breaking the status quo, and positively impacting the lives of people all over the world while equally making our planet just a little bit happier. These were people invested in using their businesses as, as Richard Branson would say, a force for good, people who were in the business of positive change. I was hooked. Today, I am on a quest to connect with social- and environmental-impact entrepreneurs; to uncover ethical and sustainable practices and brands, and to share the remarkable stories of good-doers and the impacts they’re making all over the world.

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