Mikey spent years as a helicopter pilot before becoming a storyteller. You can see his filmmaking at MikeyKay.com. I asked how he approaches interviewing—in other words how he deals with “the observer effect” ... and hope listening like this evaporates borders. Special thanks to the musician Dana Boulé.

Your thought kindled a fire beside you that showed a path.
— Abu l-'Ala al-Ma'arri