After Hanson hosted the first TEDx Seattle in 2010, he and his University of Washington colleagues set out to create their own thought-provoking series. It began as the Telly Award-winning “Media Space” and ultimately became Four Peaks — a community-convening program and interview show.
The apex of Four Peaks occurred in 2013, when Hanson was engaged by the architectural firm of Olson Kundig to create content for the newly-announced Bezos Center for Innovation at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).
He saw an opportunity to leverage the A-list of innovators he would interview for this exhibit for Four Peaks as well. And that’s how Hanson scored exclusive sit-downs with luminaries such as Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Eric Liu, Shwetak Patel, Edgar Martinez and Trish Millines-Dziko, among others. Also included are a few “greatest hits” from earlier seasons, notably with musician Meklit Hadero, health innovator Leroy Hood, and museum leader Sandra Jackson-Dumont.