Rosalind Reed, Host of The Out in Left Field! Podcast
My name is Rosalind Reed, and I’ve lived most of my adult life out in left field. What does that mean exactly? It means that I’ve always been interested in the unusual, the thing that comes from nowhere and arouses my curiosity. As a Baby Boomer, being out in left field means the book about an unusual topic (Fahrenheit 451), a film that was different (I love the way Orson Wells uses angles and light and size and imagery in Citizen Kane), or an invention that was supposed to make our lives better (the Internet, maybe).
All of these things were innovative, designed to make us think and possibly make human life better. I am not a scientist or an inventor. I am an entrepreneur, and I’m always looking for ways to be creative in my work. Once ReedRADIO.com, the brainchild of my brother, Keith, and me, got off the ground, I began to ask myself how we could take an Internet radio station to the next level. How could we give our business a conscious? And the answer seemed to be a podcast about people you’ve probably never heard of who are doing amazing things to help humankind through their own innovative thinking and unselfish drive.
For example, we’ll tackle the issue of vaccinations, one of the most important inventions ever created, but why are we afraid of more than just the needle? We’ll look at how mass incarceration is affecting the lives of black communities, and what some Black men are doing to keep the next generation from falling victim. We’ll delve deep into science, the arts, and how creative problem-solving is tackling the unique needs of both urban cities and country towns. These are all ways of looking at life and seeing obstacles differently, and using technology and creative problem-solving to come up with solutions that sometimes may be, literally, from out in left field.
The Out in Left Field! Podcast is a series of honest conversations with inventors, innovators, politicians, artists, educators, and everyday people who are looking at ordinary problems and coming up with extraordinary, and sometimes lucrative, solutions to those problems. They’re living a life defined by compassion and empathy, and the ability to see someone else’s point of view. I love that, and I hope you will, too.
The Out in Left Field! Podcast premieres Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:00 am CST. New episodes debut every other Monday morning, and are re-broadcast the following week, on Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm CST. The Out in Left Field! Podcast is a production of Rosalind Reed Industries for ReedRADIO.com.
For more information about the podcast, and each episode, click HERE.