#14 || When her daughter became her son (and vice...12/25/16
'You have all these plans, all these dreams, and then it hits you: my daughter's no longer a daughter, she's a son.' In struggling to accept her daughter as a transgender man, Rita DiNicola had to surrender dreams of wedding dress shopping and...
#13 || Navigating wealth within cross-class relationships
'I was taught that money is not something you talk about, because once people know you have it, you’ll get taken advantage of.' Like many young members of the 1%, Michelle inherited immense wealth at an early age. In a separate but parallel tale, so...
#11 || The fracture of a fundamentalist worldview
'I don't know if I can convey how comforting it is to believe that you possess the secret to how everything in the universe works. And as a consequence, we had this amazing bonus: we were going to heaven and everyone else was going to hell.' That's...
#10 || An unlikely friendship transforms the gun debate
"What really blinds people on both sides is thinking that it's either or: either we do nothing and put up with the horrendous tolls of firearm deaths and mass shootings, or we take all the guns away." That's public health expert and former CDC...
#4 || Revelations of a tough-on-crime prosecutor
'I went through 4 years of college, 3 years of law school, and a 2-year judicial clerkship without ever really thinking about the way our criminal justice system functions.' That's the admission of Preston Shipp, a former tough-on-crime prosecutor for...
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More informationHow do we shift our political views on criminal justice, gun control, and
climate change? How do we overcome racism and homophobia? How do we recover
from alcoholism and other forms of addiction? Reckonings explores how
people fundamentally change their hearts and minds. Guests range from
policymakers to high school students, and business leaders to artists — all
of whom share a willingness to wrestle with transformation.
If you're new to the show, start with this quick intro (bit.ly/1VypoeX),
and then go for episode #14 featuring two mothers who struggled to accept
their transgender children (reckonings.show/episodes/14) or episode #13 on
navigating wealth within cross-class relationships
(reckonings.show/episodes/13). You can also use the categories on the right
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Reckonings is produced by Stephanie Lepp, and our theme music was composed
by Chris Peck.