The FutureX Podcast

8 Episodes

By: Lee Schneider

The FutureX Podcast is an open conversation about how to create online communities that are diverse, welcoming, and safe. In each episode, Lee Schneider interviews a platform creator, an author, or publisher about their projects and the communities they are building online.

Managing Multiple Creative Projects with Danielle Desir Corbett
Last Friday at 7:27 PM

Danielle Desir Corbett is an author, podcaster & podcast marketing coach. She hosts two podcasts,  Women of Color Podcasters and The Thought Card Podcast. She publishes Grants for Creators on Substack. And she’s the mother of a one year old child. And I’ve probably left something out!

We’re going to talk about how to manage multiple projects, and in keeping with the theme of this podcast, we’ll talk about how to build community for your projects — in Danielle’s case, building community around many projects. 

Creators & Guests

Lee Schneider - Host Danielle Desir...

Building with Piet Terheyden

In today’s episode, you’ll meet Piet Terheyden, Co-Founder & CEO of Literal. Literal — the url is — is a platform to share books recommendations and reviews. Piet is also the creator & curator of Minimal Gallery, an online gallery showcasing the best web design. The gallery started as a way for him to save website designs that inspired him. He has a deep background in front end development and web design. 

Creators & Guests

Lee Schneider - Host Piet Terheyden - Guest

Sista Circle - Black Women in Tech, with Lexi B.

In today’s episode, you’ll meet Alexandria Noel Butler, known as Lexi B. She is one of Silicon Valley’s most candid and prominent voices. In April 2017, Lexi B founded Sista Circle: Black Women in Tech, a community that supports Black women in tech companies and tech related professions. Sista Circle has partnered with organizations such as Phenomenally, Instagram, Youtube, Linkedin and Slack. 

We’re going to talk about building communities, checking privilege that involves race, gender, and knowledge, and why social change requires inner work. 

Creators & Guests

Lexi B. - Guest

Building an Online Community for Your Writing with Matt Gemmell

This week on the FutureX Podcast, you’ll meet Matt Gemmell, a writer of thriller, horror, and suspense novels. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife Lauren, their son Calum, and a labradoodle named Whisky. Matt first tried his hand at writing stories when he was in his early teens. Writing had to wait for a while as he got a degree in Computing Science and then had a successful career as a software engineer for Apple and other companies. He also released software of his own. 

When it was time to try novel-writing again, Matt sta...

The Visibility Mindset with Bernice Chao

In today’s episode, you’ll meet Bernice Chao, an award-winning creative director, author, and public speaker. She is a co-founder of Asians in Advertising, a community with five thousand global members that strives to create opportunities for Asians in the advertising world and helps elevate Asians to higher leadership positions. Bernice is an adjunct marketing professor at LMU and the curator of TEDxCulverCity. In 2023, she was named Working Mother of the Year by an organization called She Runs It. In 2022 she was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement
We talk about building community and r...

Black Athletes and Social Justice with Dr. Shaun M. Anderson

In today’s episode, you’ll meet Dr. Shaun M. Anderson, author of The Black Athlete Revolt: The Sport Justice Movement in the Age of BlackLivesMatter. It examines athlete activism before and after the BLM movement. Dr. Anderson is an award-winning professor at Loyola Marymount University. As a scholar, he examines how sport has influenced business, politics, and society. He is also the founder of CSR Global Consulting, which assists organizations with their social responsibility initiatives.

We talk about the role of Black athletes as social change agents and what it will take to bring a systemic chan...

Planning Micro-Events with Ever Gonzalez

Ever Gonzalez, a self-described filthy capitalist with a hippie heart. Ever is the Founder of OutlierHQ, a media and events company. He hosts the popular Outlier On Air podcast and runs Founders Weekend and the Outlier Podcast Festival. Ever has been pivoting his events from pandemic-times online events back to in-person events. 

He has a micro-event plan for you that makes that pivot easier for you. You’ll hear what you’ll get out of hosting a micro-event and also what you’ll get as a guest at one. You'll get a sense of the value of small...

Representation in Hollywood, with Dr. Nicole Haggard

We all consume media entertainment. How does that entertainment shape our perceptions of women and people of color?  In today's episode, you'll meet Dr. Nicole Haggard, who is an award-winning instructor, speaker, and published researcher with 16 years of study about the intersection of race and gender in American culture. In 2018, Nicole co-founded the Center for Intersectional Media and Entertainment — CIME — an organization dedicated to advancing representation.

CIME’s primary goal is to transform our collective relationship to the stories we are all watching. In conversation with Lee Schneider, Dr. Haggard discusses the data behind CIME’s ideas, how it use...