Marketing & Media

David Houle

David Houle is one of the Co-Founders and Managing Director of the Institute. David Houle is a futurist, thinker and speaker. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News.


Please Check Out Our Growing Library of Podcasts



The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank now has a robust library of podcasts.  Our podcasts are, for the most part, interviews with thought leaders who have either presented at one of our symposiums or who have written columns for us.


Each podcast is approximately 20 minutes long.  Each podcast is about one of our 10 topics.  We currently have 15 podcasts available for listening and downloading.  Here is the direct link to our library.  You can listen or download from our web site.  Or you can go to your favorite podcast platform such as Spotify or Apple and search for The Sarasota Institute Podcasts.  We are on all the major podcast platforms.


In the last month we have added two timely podcasts.  The Future of Creativity is an interview with Dr. Larry Thompson, President of the Ringling College of Art + Design.  Dr. Thompson is one of the foremost thinkers on creativity in higher education in the world.  He speaks to the reason why creativity is now and will be one of the most important qualities needed in our world.   The Future of Media is an interview with media futurist and ecologist Jack Myers.  Myers is widely regarded as a thought leader and visionary in media and advertising circles.  Both of these visionaries will give you a fresh and unique look into their respective topics.  


We have four podcasts on public health, pandemics and the new health age, two on the future of K-12 education, and five on the climate crisis.  In addition there are podcasts on the general future and on the Sarasota Institute.  Please start with the categories that most interest you.  We promise you that listening to our 20 minute podcasts will be time well spent!


So, go now to our web site or the podcast platform of your choice and have a listen!