Category Archives: Podcast

Free Forum Q&A – DAVE ZIRIN the Nation Magazine’s first sports editor GAME OVER: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

        Originally Aired: 2/19/15 When you pick up a newspaper, do you reach first for the sports section? When you sit down in front of a television, do you look first for ESPN or today’s hottest game? Does your mood revolve not just around whether the world is better off today but…

Free Forum Q&A – TEMPLE GRANDIN, one of the most accomplished adults with autism, designer of livestock handling facilities, author, ANIMALS MAKE US HUMAN & (2) WALTER ISAACSON, head of the Aspen Institute, author, EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE

      TEMPLE GRANDIN – Originally aired January 2010 WALTER ISAACSON – Originally aired May 2007 Two extraordinary minds: Interviews about a couple of individuals who, though slow learners as children, grew up to do amazing things. In the first half, I’ll talk with Temple Grandin, PhD, probably the most accomplished adult with autism…

Free Forum Q&A – TIM RYAN Congressman, author, A MINDFUL NATION: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, Recapture American Spirit & WINIFRED GALLAGHER RAPT: Attention and the Focused Life

      TIM RYAN (originally aired August 2012) WINIFRED GALLAGHER (originally aired May 2009) “My experience is what I agree to attend to.” — William James This week we focus on mindful attention – hailed by ancient spiritual traditions and modern neuroscience alike as one of the keys to the quality of our lives….

Free Forum Q&A – GEORGE McGOVERN A Politician of Principle & ANDREW BACEVICH THE LIMITS OF POWER: The End of American Exceptionalism

        GEORGE McGOVERN (originally aired November 2005) ANDREW BACEVICH (0riginally aired September 2008) As Congress debates a new budget this week, I read the following headline, “Defense hawks in U.S. Congress move to boost military budgets.” It’s worth noting that the US spends more on “defense” than the next 9 countries combined….

Free Forum Q&A – GANGA WHITE, YOGA BEYOOND BELIEF: Insights to Awaken and Deepen Your Practice & STEVEN PINKER, THE STUFF OF THOUGHT: Language as a Window into Human Nature

        Ganga White (originally aired: July 2007) Steven Pinker (originally aired: October 2007) I’ve been practicing yoga since 1970, obviously long before it was a major cultural phenomenon. GANGA WHITE started a few years earlier. YOGA BEYOND BELIEF: Insights to Awaken and Deepen Your Practice speaks to the way I’ve thought about…

Q&A: ROBERT COLES, Professor and Author

Aired 11/25/08

Who and what is Robert Coles? Social scientitst, humanist, political activist, psychiatrist, minstrel, wandering storyteller, mystic, wise man, poet, dissenter, and yes, I’ll use the word, secular saint.
-Andrew Greenley, Chicago Tribun…

Q&A: DANIEL ELLSBERG, Author – The most dangerous man in America

Aired 09/08/09

Daniel Ellsberg is an American hero. September 23rd is the 40th anniversary of the first night of copying the Pentagon Papers, which he took from his safe at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica.

America was embroiled in a dirty war ba…


    Aired 09/09/12 Let’s suppose, for a moment, there was a country where the people in charge charted a course that eliminated millions of good-paying jobs. Suppose they gave away several million more jobs to other nations. Finally, imagine that the people running this country implemented economic policies that enabled those at the very…


Aired 01/17/10

BRUCE LIPTON, Ph.D., a leading voice in new biology, bridges science and spirit. A cell biologist by training, he taught at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine, and later performed pioneering studies at Stanford University….


Aired 12/12/09

Attorney AMY BACH spent eight years investigating the chronic lapses in courts across America. Lawyers sleep through trials. False confessions and mistaken eye-witness identifications convict the innocent. The rich walk, the poor go to …