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How do we shift our political views on criminal justice, climate change, and war? How do we overcome racism and homophobia? How do we recover from alcoholism and other forms of addiction? Reckonings explores how people 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 Then go for one of the latest episodes: http://www.reckonings.show/episodes Reckonings is produced by Stephanie Lepp. Our theme music was composed by Chris Peck. Copyright 2015​

How do we shift our political views on criminal justice, climate change, and war? How do we overcome racism and homophobia? How do we recover from alcoholism and other forms of addiction? Reckonings explores how people 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 Then go for one of the latest episodes: http://www.reckonings.show/episodes Reckonings is produced by Stephanie Lepp. Our theme music was composed by Chris Peck. Copyright 2015​
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How do we shift our political views on criminal justice, climate change, and war? How do we overcome racism and homophobia? How do we recover from alcoholism and other forms of addiction? Reckonings explores how people 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 Then go for one of the latest episodes: http://www.reckonings.show/episodes Reckonings is produced by Stephanie Lepp. Our theme music was composed by Chris Peck. Copyright 2015​

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Episodes

#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


#15 || The conscience of a health insurance executive

7/5/2017
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'I was getting people to make decisions based on misleading information that could have life or death consequences.' That’s Wendell Potter, the former head of public relations for CIGNA. As the executive spin doctor for one of the biggest health insurance companies in the country, he was responsible for concocting tales that enabled CIGNA to deny coverage, discredit critics, and otherwise cast the corporate health insurance machine in a positive light. That was until the numbers in his...

Duration: 00:32:37


Behind The Mic #2

6/12/2017
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‘Behind The Mic' is a series of short pieces I produce periodically, to share what's going on behind the scenes. This time, I'm bringing y'all behind the mic on two things: 1) an event Reckonings hosted back in December, inviting voters to take a post-election stroll in each other’s shoes, and 2) the wondrous reason the show has been on hiatus. With that, Reckonings is BACK, and the next episode is imminent…

Duration: 00:09:46


#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


#6 || From addiction to recovery and beyond

1/5/2016
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'My mantra back then was I hate my life...My mantra now is I love my life.' Paige Sargent is a singer and song-writer, who once struggled with alcohol and cocaine addiction. The destruction of her addiction was vast and damaged every part of her life — especially her relationships, and in particular, her relationship with her mom. It is then, perhaps, little surprise that her recovery process has both been inspired by and yielded deeper, more loving relationships. Hear Sargent speak, pray,...

Duration: 00:34:58


#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