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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

#19 || How will we become majestic elephants?

3/23/2018
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‘I could have been a left-wing guerrilla in Columbia. Whatever would have grabbed me at the right time, I was ready for.’ What ended up grabbing Frank was neo-Nazism. What ended up grabbing Jesse was jihadi extremism. What do we see when we look beyond ideology? This episode was produced with generous support from the Gen Next Foundation (www.gennext.com), which leverages a venture philanthropy framework to build paradigm-shifting social ventures with a wide footprint of impact. Their...

Duration:00:59:45

#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