I had the pleasure of having Craig Martin today. Craig is the co-host of The Good Road, a must-see documentary series that examines the world of philanthropy. Craig is a storyteller with a keen eye for the unique, extraordinary, and the bizarre. In this episode, he will share stories on his documentary filmmaking career, his personal journey to finding good in people, and his thoughts about mashing up philanthropy with anthropology.
Let’s listen to Craig and learn his thoughts about philanthropology!
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[00:01 – 06:15] Opening Segment
- Let’s get to know Craig Martin
- His path as a television producer
[06:16 – 15:13] Service
- The humble beginnings of The Good Road
- A mashup of philanthropy and anthropology
- How to serve other people?
- Treating others as equal
[15:14 – 26:43] Empathy
- The gap that exists among people
- Empathizing as a daily struggle
- Catching memorable moments on video
[26:44 – 38:52] Authenticity
- His adjustments due to COVID-19 pandemic
- The silver lining of being locked down
- The good and the bad of the digital world
- The realities of the poor on the ground
- Behaviors of philanthropists
[38:53 – 52:00] Forgiveness
- People are naturally good at the heart
- Know why
- We are all gifts to other people
- What quality do we need today?
[52:01 – 01:02:50] Celebration
- Celebration of humanity’s best
- The Good Road’s ultimate goal
- Four fundamental shifts for social media users
[01:02:51 – 01:11:45] Closing Segment
- Connect with Craig. See links below
- Craig tells us why it is still an amazing world
- Final words and announcements
“Forgiveness is this incredible, powerful, powerful tool…People often associate that solely with religion. That’s not necessarily true.” – Craig Martin
“It is the people who I interact with each and every day who somehow allow me to see things in a positive way.” – Craig Martin
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