NEW – DAVID KIRP, Does the US love its children?

Written on February 8th, 2019
How are we doing by our kids? School and college budgets shrink. Teacher strikes are on the rise. College debt is crippling. Children are separated from their parents. I check in with DAVID KIRP, Professor at UC Berkeley. His books include THE SANDBOX INVESTMENT and KIDS FIRST. We talk about innovative programs that work and could make a big difference. If only we cared.

Tap the Unique Power of Story and Narrative

Written on February 3rd, 2019

In this podcast, I go solo. Rather than interviewing others, I share with you the best of the work I do to help organizations develop more engaging narratives and tell better stories. Learn why narrative is uniquely powerful as well as the recipe for a good story – whether in a Hollywood screenplay or a one-to-one conversation. 

NEW – CORY DOCTOROW – Copyright, Freedom, Empathy, and Walkaways

Written on January 25th, 2019

CORY DOCTOROW, has a lot to say about human nature, society, and technology. He writes speculative fiction – YA best-seller LITTLE BROTHER, and most recently the novel, WALKAWAY and graphic novel IN REAL LIFE. As a technology expert and activist, he’s co-editor of Boing, a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and an MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate. Learn more at I suspect we’ll just scratch the surface.

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NEW – ERWIN CHEMERINSKY offers a progressive vision of the Supreme Court

Written on December 18th, 2018

In his newest book, We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the 21st Century, ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, Dean of Berkeley Law, makes the case that the right has since the 1970s developed and enacted a clear vision of constitutional interpretation. He calls on progressives to fight back with an alternative vision based on fulfilling the Constitution’s promise of liberty and justice for all.

NEW – GREG PALAST on dirty tricks and voter suppression in the midterms

Written on December 18th, 2018

Investigative reporter GREG PALAST (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) has been exposing GOP dirty tricks and voter suppression since 2000. Listen for the latest in the mid-terms in Georgia, Florida, and elsewhere – and how to fight back.