Dhruti Shah speaks to inspiring guests about how they use their passions to shape their lives.

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Erica Berry is the author of Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear. But her nature memoir stands out as it delves into the role of the wolf in global narratives and culture, and her own relationship with stories.

Genevieve Hassan is the host of the podcast Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did but how does she apply stringent journalistic quality to everything she does? And Genevieve knows how to save the pennies but could you take the extreme actions she has?

Hewete Haileselassie is a communications specialist who shares a candid look at how community can be important for grief. Taking pride in her Ethiopian heritage, Hewete is clearly a daughter of the diaspora, but just how has that shaped the way she navigates life?

Ace Ambrose is a self-proclaimed 'Genre Bender' who loves Dr Who and crossing barriers in a bid to create in a multitude of forms. But possessing a chronic condition means Ace often has to navigate life in unusual ways.

Doreen Cunningham is the author of Soundings: Journeys in the Company of Whales. She follows the migratory patterns of the bowhead whales but what did this adventure teach her about motherhood and the non-human?

Welcome to Season Two of Have You Thought About. Writer and journalist Dhruti Shah speaks to a wide range of people about their experiences

Award-winning author Professor Nate Holder plays multiple instruments and regularly tours but why does he think it's important to decolonise and change the way we learn about music?

Freelance journalist Sheetal Parmar relies on the power of integrity and is also known to be a bit of a cat whisperer. But how does her love of The Terminator fit into all of this?

Ruby Raut's journey to becoming a successful businesswoman with her periodwear company WUKA is a complicated one but how did old saris help her reach her goals?

Journalist Erika Benke became so enamoured by the happiest country in the world that she upped sticks and moved there permanently, but is Finland really utopia?

Emilie Prattico is an author, philosopher and climate change specialist but how did becoming a first-time mother change the way she thinks about our world and its future?

Gabi Fleury is a conservation biologist and an 'interspecies diplomat' But how do they use games to help educate the world about human-wildlife conflict?

Dog lover Jamillah Knowles is on a mission to change the way that people see artificial intelligence but where will her drawings, and her love of math, take us?

Jackie Hueftle's passion for climbing led to her company Kilter Grips but what is it about writing and animal gifs that help her navigate life?

Refilwe Ledwaba loves learning new things but with South Africa's first black female helicopter pilot already a pioneer in so much, what life lesson have a pair of chopsticks taught her?

Welcome to Have You Thought About... This podcast is for those at a reckoning. Host Dhruti Shah is a writer, journalist and poet who loves to find out more about passions people are pursuing and how that gives them an interdisciplinary life.

For this season, these pretty cool people include South Africa's first female helicopter pilot, an AI and illustration pioneer, international journalists, businesswomen, a conservation biologist, and even a modern-day philosopher.

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