About Ideapod

The place for ideas and inspiration

Our core mission is to provide education and learning platforms where ideas are explored through dialogue and turned into action. In an age of echo chambers and filter bubbles, we encourage the pursuit of truth by raising provocative questions and eschewing groupthink. We value open mindedness, critical analysis and people thinking for themselves.

Our main site is a digital media platform where we provide commentary on the ideas shaping our lives – and our future. We publish creative and intelligent journalism, helping our readers to understand the ideas that shape their worldview — and where we’re headed. Our articles are quite provocative and thoughtful, and now have an audience of between 3 and 5 million monthly readers.

Exploring the big ideas

Opinions and analysis on the most important issues in science, politics and culture

IdeasMind & Body

The unexpected dark side of escapism

“People talk about escapism as if it's a bad thing... Once you've escaped, once you come back, the world is not the same as when you left it. You come back to it with skills, weapons, knowledge you didn't have before. Then you are better equipped to deal with your…
Rezzan Hussey
June 15, 2018
IdeasMind & Body

The one thing making most extroverts miserable

It’s so easy to be incorrect about whether you’re extroverted or introverted, given the amount of misinformation out there. “Hasn’t the whole introversion/extroversion thing been debunked?”, I hear you ask. Prior to learning about personality types, I’d ask the same question. But the categorization has stood the test of time.…
Rezzan Hussey
May 26, 2018
The people bringing you Ideapod

Meet the Ideapod team members and regular contributors

Justin Brown

CEO and Co-Founder

Justin is the CEO and co-founder of Ideapod, a platform for people to connect around ideas. He created the first version of Ideapod as a social network while doing a PhD in international political economy. Since then, he has quit the PhD and Ideapod has evolved into an independent digital media company.

Justin is passionate about people thinking for themselves, especially in an age of information overload.

Lachlan Brown


Lachlan is Ideapod's editor-in-chief and was pivotal to our transition into a digital media company. He runs our content strategy and has a passion for making things practical and accessible.

Rudá Iandé

Inspiration Adviser

Rudá is a shaman and business coach. He works with Ideapod as our inspiration adviser and is the co-creator of Out of the Box, a worldwide movement helping people to break free from societal and educational conditioning.

Rudá is the founder of Primal Source and works as a personal development coach for private clients and corporate teams to overcome self-limiting beliefs and harness creativity, personal power and mindfulness.

Gosia Kurowska


Gosia Kurowska was born in Poland and has lived in Belgium before moving to Thailand recently. She has worked for the EU institutions as a speechwriter and press officer for several years. She now launched her own blog on handmade fashion and jewelry from Thailand/Asia, treasurista.com.