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Podcast: A Mindful Nation with Rep. Tim Ryan

podcast Oct 30, 2020

Rep. Tim Ryan (D) is the congressman from Ohio’s 13th district and former presidential candidate. He is a daily meditator and the author of A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit. Ryan is also a proponent of regenerative agriculture as a technique to sequester carbon and revitalize American agriculture.

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Love and Rage with Lama Rod Owens

podcast Oct 23, 2020

Lama Rod Owens is a Buddhist minister, Black activist, and author of Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger. As he says in this podcast, "Anger is the bodyguard for hurt." Anger wakes us up to what is happening inside ourselves, but it also requires stepping back into a space of reflection before fiercely stepping forward to address the source of our pain.

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Can Americans Like Each Other Again? with Ash Ambirge

podcast Oct 16, 2020

A native of New Milford, Pennsylvania, author Ash Ambirge often serves as a translator, of sorts, between the languages of “rural America” and “coastal elite America.” In this conversation, Jeff and Ash discuss the hidden human needs behind voters’ embrace of Trump, and how mutual understanding can offer a path to a more productive conversation.

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Yoga is Politics with Seane Corn

podcast Oct 09, 2020

Seane Corn is a yoga teacher and passionate political activist who believes social issues cannot be separated from yoga and spirituality. Today we discuss how she is using her platform in an explicitly non-neutral and political manner as well as the emergence of QAnon within the wellness community and her outspoken efforts to dispel it.


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Can the Courts Preserve Democracy?

podcast Sep 30, 2020

Judge Vaughn R. Walker served as a U.S. District Judge from 1989 to 2011, and while he was nominated by two Republican presidents, he also presided over many progressive decisions, including the case that paved the way for the legalization of gay marriage. Today's show is part civics lesson and part reassurance in the resilience of our democratic institutions. We discuss the court as a...

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The Light and Dark of Western Spirituality with Jules Evans

podcast Sep 23, 2020

Jules Evans is a prolific philosopher who writes on a wide variety of topics from stoicism and cognitive behavioral therapy to Artisotle and ayahuasca. Today’s conversation touches on the weaponization of social media, the need for real in-person community, the counterculture sparked by Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, and Krishnamurti, and the surprising affinity many Nazis had for the...

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The Origins of QAnon

podcast Sep 16, 2020

This week, Jeff interviews the hosts of the Conspirituality podcast – Derek Beres, Julian Walker, and Matthew Remski – on the white nationalist and anti-Semitic origins of the QAnon movement and how it uses the heart-wrenching issue of child sex trafficking as a recruitment tool. The conversation also covers how weaponized misinformation on social media is creating extremism and...

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Ending Racism in One Generation with Justin Michael Williams

podcast Sep 08, 2020

During this summer of reckoning on social justice, Justin Michael Williams took a step back from his social media and realized that in the flood of traumatizing news we were losing our ability to see a future bigger than our circumstances. So he wrote a long article titled Ending Racism: How to Change the World in One Generation. In this episode, he discusses that hopeful piece and reminds us...

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Parenting in a Pandemic with Dr. Rebecca Branstetter

podcast Sep 02, 2020

School psychologist and conscious parenting author Dr. Rebecca Branstetter has some advice for you in today's podcast: You are not homeschooling your child. You are supporting your child with distance learning during a global pandemic. You are not working from home. You are working at your home during a global pandemic. This mindset shift (along with many others she offers in this interview)...

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Real Talk with #GIRLBOSS Sophia Amoruso

podcast Aug 25, 2020

In her early 20’s Sophia Amoruso launched an eBay store selling vintage clothing. A few years later, Nasty Gal skyrocketed to $100 million in revenue and Sophia found herself (for better or worse) as an icon of female entrepreneurship. In this episode, Jeff and Sophia discuss the triumphs and travails of rising in the business world and how to avoid many of the pitfalls new business...

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