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Welcome to Good Vibes with Vibewire, your regular dose of the fresh and the fun. The entrepreneur world can be pretty ruthless at times so here are a few positive points to get behind.

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+ Podcasts are all the rage right now and keep them coming we say; check out On Being with Krista Tippett and her June 23 episode with Martin Sheen, Spirituality of Imagination, for a thoughtful discussion on faith and his extensive artistic career. Did you know Martin Sheen’s real name is actually Ramon Estevez? Here’s a cute quote from the interview:

…what we do for a living — that is, artists — is, we live on the energy of our imagination. Our imagination projects us to fulfil our work, and it is the one sure measure of authenticity, is to use your imagination to explore realities.”

+ Fresh film recc with The Big Sick (released in Aussie cinemas from August 3). This heart-warming, cross-cultural tale is already being hailed as one of the best rom-coms of the year and has a 98% ‘fresh’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With Kumail Nanjiani — who you might recognise from Silicon Valley — as leading man and co-writer, The Big Sick is making a big splash towards greater diversity on our screens.


+ A recently leaked internal Google memo has highlighted some of the glaring inequities that are part of the current tech environment — read this excellent August 6 write up by Ian Bogost on The Atlantic — while it’s a pretty heavy topic, let’s keep the good vibes coming by throwing support behind the women and people from minorities (some of whom are part of the Vibewire community) who are working hard to circumvent the traditional narrative and paving the way for change.

Photograph: Photo by Nicole Rivelli/StudioCanal