How to use stories to re-program your mind-- a conversation with Lakota Shaman and physician Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy, authors of Remapping your Mind; The neuroscience of Self Transformation through Story.
Bonnie Burstow has written, Psychiatry and the Business of Madness, a blistering excoriation of psychiatry, documenting, with erudite detail, her accusations that psychiatry is a dangerous, ineffective business, without scientific support.
William I. Robinson is professor of sociology at US Santa Barbara and author of the book, Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity We discuss how global capitalism and the Transnational Capitalist Class force us to change the way we think about change-- about activism, revolution, and system change. He also offers an extraordinary explanation of the connection between murders of blacks and Global Capitalism
Ken Silverstein's Harper's magazine article, Shaky Foundations: The Clintons--- so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends, has just been published. He tells me how they do it and throws in the dirt on one of the Clinton's closest advisors, Sidney Blumenthal. Silverstein says the Clintons should be indicted and prosecuted
Futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard is a prolific educator and author of seven books, including a revised and updated edition of her seminal work Conscious Evolution awakening the power of our social potential. She is an evolutionary thinker who believes that global change happens when we work collectively and selflessly for the greater good.
Gregg Levoy, author of the bestseller, CALLINGS, one of my favorite books, has a new book, Vital Signs; The Nature and Nurture of Passion, and it's as brilliant, inspiring and hard to put down as Callings. To me, it's a book how to have more, amazing, intense, great experiences. We dive in deep.
Robert Maclean was an air marshall. He blew the whistle when TSA made a really bad call, so bad, that once congress found out about it, they rectified it right away. But TSA has tried to destroy MacLean. I met him six or seven years ago, when we were working together, talking to members of congress, advocating for improved whistleblower protection laws.
Fritjof Capra's book, The Systems View of Life has influenced my life and thinking more than other book since Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine. It's rocked my thinking on Bottom-up-- for the better and has opened my eyes to understanding another way that conservatives and "the system" are stuck in a mindset that is incompatible with a sustainable future that respects the planet and life itself. This book has me EXCITED!!!
Kathryn Joyce has written books exploring some of the more extreme patterns of the far Christian right-- Quiverfull--Inside The Christian Patriarchy Movement and The Child Catchers, which is about a horrifying approach to child adoption.
Robert Biswas-Diener has co-authored a book that looks at the value of some of the darker aspects of being human. He' also edited a book on Positive Psychology as social change. I've been in the field of positive psychology for over 30 years, and have enjoyed following Biswas Diener's work, so this opportunity to interview him was a real pleasure.