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Reckonings comes from the idea that change in the world happens inside of people. Which begs the question: how do people change? How do we shift our political worldviews, transcend extremism, and overcome addiction? That’s what Reckonings is: an exploration of how people change their hearts and minds. ​ Guests have included a deeply conservative Congressman who made a dramatic shift on climate change, a high-powered health insurance executive turned healthcare reformer, and a white supremacist who became a force for non-violence. If you're new to the show, start with this quick intro: bit.ly/1VypoeX Then go for one of the latest episodes: www.reckonings.show/episodes Reckonings is produced by independent artist Stephanie Lepp.

Reckonings comes from the idea that change in the world happens inside of people. Which begs the question: how do people change? How do we shift our political worldviews, transcend extremism, and overcome addiction? That’s what Reckonings is: an exploration of how people change their hearts and minds. ​ Guests have included a deeply conservative Congressman who made a dramatic shift on climate change, a high-powered health insurance executive turned healthcare reformer, and a white supremacist who became a force for non-violence. If you're new to the show, start with this quick intro: bit.ly/1VypoeX Then go for one of the latest episodes: www.reckonings.show/episodes Reckonings is produced by independent artist Stephanie Lepp.
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Reckonings comes from the idea that change in the world happens inside of people. Which begs the question: how do people change? How do we shift our political worldviews, transcend extremism, and overcome addiction? That’s what Reckonings is: an exploration of how people change their hearts and minds. ​ Guests have included a deeply conservative Congressman who made a dramatic shift on climate change, a high-powered health insurance executive turned healthcare reformer, and a white supremacist who became a force for non-violence. If you're new to the show, start with this quick intro: bit.ly/1VypoeX Then go for one of the latest episodes: www.reckonings.show/episodes Reckonings is produced by independent artist Stephanie Lepp.

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Episodes

#18 || The defection of a Roger Ailes warrior

1/4/2018
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"Very earlier on, Roger called me Ailes Junior. He told my dad, 'I've never met anyone more like me than Joe.'" As the protégé of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, Joe Lindsley was closer to the man who built Fox News than any Fox executive. He helped write Ailes' speeches, sat next to him at executive meetings, and went to church with his family on Sundays. What moved the ambitious twenty-something to abandon the conservative media titan? For much more to the story, check Joe's memoir — Fake...

Duration:00:40:13

#17 || A paid climate skeptic switches sides

10/31/2017
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‘I can say to climate skeptics on the right, ‘I used to believe what you believe. Hell, I wrote your talking points, and for 20 years, I was there! But let me tell you why I'm not there anymore.’ As the head of the Cato Institute’s climate and environmental policy shop, Jerry Taylor was a leading spokesperson for climate skepticism. He waged TV battles against climate activists on the likes of CNN, NBC, and Fox, and says he won all of them. As the only paid climate skeptic who’s ever...

Duration:00:41:51

#16 || Overcoming bullying

9/10/2017
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'When I'm angry and I don't know how to get it out, I take it out on other people. I call people names, I say they're ugly, I talk about the way they dress. And when I get into fighting mode, I just start swinging.’ When she was in high school, Halley built a reputation for herself as a bully. So did Chris, who even bullied his teachers, going so far as to break one teacher's jaw. Why do we bully? And what moves us to stop?

Duration:00:30:58

#13 || Navigating wealth within cross-class relationships

9/13/2016
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'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 did Abe. For many years, they didn't talk about their wealth or know what to do with it, and ultimately denied its existence. Being involved in cross-class relationships only thickened the plot. Then Michelle and Abe discovered Resource...

Duration:00:58:55

#8 || Transcending a lineage of violence

1/21/2016
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"I called myself a Karma King, because I was distributing the shit that had been given to me." The finale of Season 1 features Daniel Gallant, a former violent extremist turned anti-violence activist, counselor, and scholar. Violence is what he experienced growing up, what he became a perpetrator of, and what it has been a phenomenal feat for him to overcome. Today, Daniel is the founder of anti-violence organization Exit Canada, and a J.D. candidate at Thompson Rivers University. May we...

Duration:00:34:33

#7 || Emergence of a conscientious objector

1/13/2016
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'I realized that my excuses for justifying war had nothing to do with what we were trying to achieve. I justified war because I wanted to believe that the things I’d done were right, and that my fellow soldiers hadn't died in vain.' Those are the sobering words of Afghanistan war veteran and conscientious objector, Brock McIntosh. Through his experiences in Afghanistan, he lost faith in the Afghanistan war, and then in war altogether. Growing up, McIntosh had taken his ideological cues...

Duration:00:36:44

#5 pt. 1 || The conscience of a public intellectual

12/23/2015
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'What I regret is not being aware of the extent to which what I was pronouncing as right or wrong for the world was motivated by my own personal issues.' So admits Glenn Loury, prominent academic economist and one of the nation's foremost black intellectuals. Loury's story is expansive, involving drugs, sex, politics, and religion. Most distinctly of all, it's an odyssey of worldview transformation, swinging from the staunch neoconservative right to a more nuanced, progressive position on...

Duration:00:32:22

#4 || Revelations of a tough-on-crime prosecutor

12/15/2015
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'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 the state of Tennessee. Tune in to find out what drove him to leave his role as a prosecutor, and shift from 'cog in the wheel' of the criminal justice system to advocate for criminal justice reform.

Duration:00:34:00

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