1. Introduce yourself with 3-5 sentences in such detail as possible.
A good friend of mine once told me that I’m a lone wolf. I think that’s pretty spot on. I’ve always enjoyed being an individual and spending time by myself. Maybe that’s because I was an only child and occupied my time with using my imagination. Then again, wolves come in packs and thanks to EBS, teamwork is something that I’ve learned to enjoy.
2. Tell us three facts about you that people won’t be able to guess when they first meet you.
- I can be reserved but I always welcome people with a big smile and I always give everyone a chance.
- I feel great when I get to connect with people one-on-one. I tend to be introverted in bigger groups.
- It’s difficult for me not to stay honest in any given situation and due to that I can sometimes be a bit too straightforward with my opinion.
3. As you’re a 3rd year student, what do you appreciate the most about studying at EBS? (would be awesome to have a vivid example too)
I value the synergy and intimacy that comes with EBS. You can have a very personal relationship with EBS. It welcomes you open-heartedly and if you’re ready to get involved, it is willing to give you a lot in return. I love how you can shape your own journey at EBS – if you have awesome ideas, you can always use them in various projects, classes and studies.
4. In your spare time, you’re in charge of the Ring podcast. Tell us a bit more where did this idea came from and what are your future plans for it?
A few years back, I started following Joe Rogan, the world’s most popular podcaster. That gave me the idea to do something similar and the rest of it was mostly just going with the flow. Ring Podcast is a great excuse to call anyone and invite them over to talk about anything. I’ve thought that even if no one listened to the show, I’d still keep on doing them because it’s very inspiring to talk to people who know more than me. During the upcoming months the plan is to start doing video podcasts and, of course, discuss important topics with interesting and smart people.
5. What’s the best and what’s the most challenging thing about being in charge of the Ring podcast?
The best is that I get to interview the top people from their field and learn from them. The learning part also applies to all the listeners.
The most challenging is probably that I’m doing it all by myself and it takes up quite some time to produce the podcasts.
6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I believe that I will be creating media content on a wider scale. If you look at the States for example, you can see completely new forms of audio podcasts being produced. Also, very fascinating text and video news is being produced as well.
7. What’s the craziest thing in your bucket list? When are you planning to do it?
Big-wave surfing. I’ve always loved water and I’d like to surf in a barrel of a 3-4 meter wave. I’m thinking about going on a longer adventure after graduating and maybe my adventure will take me to those bigger waves.
8. What should every person try at least once during their lifetime? Why?
Even though most international conventions and laws forbid it, ceremonies with psychedelics are an inseparable part of ancient cultures. The things you experience there remind you something we’ve sadly forgotten – that we’re a part of something bigger and knowing that makes your burden much more easier to carry.
9. If you had a time machine and you could travel anywhere in the past, where would you go and what would you do?
I’d go see how the pyramids were built. Ancient-Egypt has given us a lot of myths and knowledge, so it’d be very interesting seeing the higher civilization with my own eyes.
10. Your favourite quote and why this one?
“A wise man is not the one who talks with big and complicated words, but rather the one who can explain things to all the fools out there.” – my grandfather.
As a small boy, I understood that my grandfather is a very smart man and ever since I’ve listened to all his advice and teachings. Simplicity is key, and I’ve noticed that today’s world tends to be too complex and incomprehensible. I use the same advice when producing Ring Podcast. I’ve learned that if you ask simple questions, you’ll get simple and understandable answers as well. I believe that there’s a great lack of clarity in today’s world.
More information about Ring Podcast:
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Editor: Kärt Mättikas
Translater: Triin Tikk
Picture: Rico Veskiväli