Episodes

The Forces of Nature, Fate, Family and the All Powerful Grace of Art

Novelist, Diane B. Saxton was a journalist with Vanity Fair, Holiday Magazine, Huffington Post and Greenwich Review, and covered everything from torture victims to psychics, animal rights activists, exotic travel...LISTEN

The Hippie Idea from Wavy Gravy to Peter Coyote and the Summer of Love

2017 is the 50 year anniversary of the Summer of Love; or is it? There are a number of misconceptions shrouding the history of the Summer of Love and the...LISTEN

A Harley, Mid-Life Crises, Oxytocin and the Fonz

Pablo Picasso said, “I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it.” And bestselling, author Bernadette Murphy took those words...LISTEN

Dr. Anna Yusim Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life

Are we more connected than we think? Do science and spirituality have more in common than we believe? Can we be happier and more fulfilled by connecting with our life...LISTEN

What We Need to Know About Russian Power

Probably the most important thing to understand about Russia is its end game. Historian and bestselling author, Dr. Simon Sebag Montefiore tells us that Russia’s primary objective is power – with...LISTEN

Can America Find Its Way Back to a Place of Integrity?

Thomas Jefferson writes in the Declaration of Independence, “We let facts speak to a candid world.” But what happens when the world is no longer candid? Is there a contingency...LISTEN

Let’s Draw a Picture of Prescription Drug Use in America Today

Let’s start with the landscape… 50% of Americans are taking some kind of medication. Hundreds of thousands of deaths each year occur from adverse drug reactions. Close to $300 billion...LISTEN

Ari Meisel is Changing Your World

The one question typically on entrepreneur Ari’s Meisel’s mind is: How to be more efficient and effective? He is constantly looking at how he is doing what he’s doing and then figuring...LISTEN

Does Morality Have a True North?

If there was a morality pill would you take it? Would it be moral to insist it be forced upon others? Are we born moral creatures, or is morality learned?...LISTEN

The Force or the Dark Side, What’s the True Power of Turning a Phrase?

Everyone would agree, it’s going to be a heck of a lot easier to repeal Obamacare than it would be to repeal The Affordable Care Act. Who would want to...LISTEN

Confronting the Walls Beyond Prison

Evidence shows that the likelihood of relapse or recidivism is directly linked to the level of ongoing support a person receives upon being released back to the community after incarceration. And Beyond...LISTEN

Can a Capitalist Socialist’s Time Management Skills Save the World?

Technology Entrepreneur, Jim Estill is the author of two books, Time Leadership: Lessons from a CEO and Zero to $2Billion: The Marketing and Branding Story Behind the Growth. He is also a successful investor,...LISTEN

Why We Keep the Crazy People in the Shadows

“Psychotic people have souls. They have identities. They have hope. They have dreams. They are not to be shunted away, as they were 7 centuries ago in Bedlum Asylum, beaten…”...LISTEN

What Can One Soul Do to Change American Politics for the Better?

Charley Hardy, a former Catholic priest and prior candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming will tell you a single soul can do quite a lot to change the status...LISTEN

Who Will Strike It Rich In Cannabis Country?

Federal government raids, outlaws and renegades, entrepreneurs and established big business, mom and pop markets, loyalty to community -The contemporary Wild West Gold Rush is green. Kathleen Tracy tells us, “There...LISTEN

Who’s Afraid of President Trump?

What are the limits of Presidential power and authority? Could an imbalance in the governmental power structure make our Democracy vulnerable and put it at risk of falling apart? What is...LISTEN

Edward Sorel, Religion, Sex and Scandal

Mary Astor’s Purple Diary is a story of Hollywood, New York,  love affairs, divorce, custody battles, organized religion, fake news, politics, sex and scandals. Writer and illustrator, Edward Sorel, grew up...LISTEN

Is Qi, Vital Life Energy, the Key to Health and Longevity?

Chinese Martial Arts Master, Dr. Shin Lin was a contemporary of Bruce Lee, training under the same martial arts master for physical training, enhancing health, fighting and self defense. Dr. Lin is...LISTEN

What Would Buddha Say About Our Free Market Economy?

Economist Clair Brown, Ph.D.,  thinks the answer is plenty. In her new book, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science, Professor Brown discusses her holistic approach to organizing the economy...LISTEN

The Sexy, Funny, Feminist World of the Romance Novel

Acclaimed author, Candis Terry gives us a glimpse into the world of the Romance Novel. What it’s like to write one and what it means to live in one. Terry...LISTEN

“Be Afraid. Be Very, Very, Afraid.” Or Not: The Futility of Unfounded Fears

Barry Glassner, author of The Culture of Fear, Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane Crashes, Road Rage, and...LISTEN

How Does Stress Affect the Brain?

How do you remember where you parked your car and will your brain shrink if you can’t remember? Neuroscientist Elizabeth Kirby heads the Kirby Lab at the Ohio State University...LISTEN

How to Make the World a Better Place

Yale researcher Paul Bloom, author of How Pleasure Works and Just Babies, disagrees with policy makers, activists, scientists and philosophers who think the only problem with empathy is that we need...LISTEN

Getting the Life You Picture

Change Agent, Patti Dobrowolski, teaches us how to create and work the “Snap Shot of the Big Picture” utilizing the brain to get what we want by learning how to...LISTEN

Racism, Blackness and Being Orphaned in a Silent Cosmos

Growing up in the orphaned space of the Philadelphia Projects, author and Philosophy Professor, George Yancy, embarked on an unlikely trajectory. From an early age, he had begun asking some very big...LISTEN

Can Black Soldier Flies Save Our Oceans?

Scientist, Philip Taylor believes the Black Soldier Fly may be the answer to the missing link in the food chain that is currently destroying the world’s oceans. Taylor tells us,...LISTEN

Sometimes Brilliant, Always Illuminating

Larry Brilliant, M.D., M.P.H., a pioneering physician, hippie, tech innovator, philanthropist and key player in the eradication of one of the worst pandemics in human history, talks about “Bending the arc...LISTEN

“Andy Warhol was a Hoarder”

Award winning health and science journalist Claudia Kalb has inventively and successfully refocused our attention on 12 famous lives, and 12 turbulent minds. Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have...LISTEN

Cinque Henderson on Education and What the Black Lives Matter Movement Can Learn From our Founding Fathers

Journalist and author, Cinque Henderson, drills down on public education, funding, the perils of innovation, respectability politics, discipline, allies and Bob Dylan. As we find ourselves in the center of a...LISTEN

Tally Abecassis of First Day Back Podcast

Tally Abecassis shares her experience of transitioning from a focused, successful documentary filmmaker to an unanticipated, full time role  as a stay at home mom. With sensitivity and honesty, she exposes...LISTEN

Vietnam and The Long Goodbye

Unraveling the mystery of his friend’s death and coming to grips with his role and the sacrifices made during the Vietnam war. Having survived Khe Sanh – living under siege,...LISTEN

Dr. Mario Beauregard, PhD. Explores Mind and Consciousness, Beyond the Physical Brain

Dr. Beauregard is the author of more than 100 publications in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry. He was one of the first neuroscientists to use neuroimaging to investigate the neural underpinnings...LISTEN

ProMom

In the movie, The Intern, Robert Deniro’s character says, “I hate to be the feminist here, but…” in protest to the idea that Anne Hathaway’s character should have to accept her...LISTEN

What is a Bibliotherapist, and Do I Need One?

Ella Bearthoud first started practicing bibliotherapy with Susan Elderkin when they were literature students at Cambridge University in England. They just didn’t have a name for what they were doing...LISTEN

Juniper Books the Art of Storytelling Inside and Out

Thatcher Wine, the founder of Juniper books, custom collections, crafts custom book collections for purchase and creates and designs custom libraries for a variety of clients. Juniper books is a...LISTEN

Drawing your way to the future with Patti Dobrowolski

Patti Dobrowolski captivates and inspires audiences using the business leadership tool of the future: Drawing Solutions. “Up Your Creative Genius.” Pictures are how the brain makes stories and makes sense...LISTEN

A Former Soldier’s Battle with PTSD, Identity and Place

George Nickel shares his story of how post-traumatic stress, alcohol abuse, and how a mission to find his dog led to an armed standoff with the Boise Police Department. The...LISTEN

Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

I’ve been thinking about dreaming. Not the kind of dreaming we do in our sleep, but the kind we do while we are wide awake, with our eyes wide open....LISTEN

Get Sparked with Lisa Rueff

Lisa Rueff, founder of Sparked, Yoga Ventures and Global Buddha, asked the question, “What if a game could bring out the best in women, touch their hearts, fire up their...LISTEN

Innovation Expert Whitney Johnson Encourages Us to Disrupt Yourself

Innovation expert, Whitney Johnson, discusses the psychology of disruption. Humans crave and need challenge to move forward. We need to be learning and feel a sense of progress to be...LISTEN

Creating Good Prose and the Art of a Working Friendship

What makes a good story? And what elements must come together in perfect unison on the written page to make the eager reader sigh at the beauty of the passage?...LISTEN

Dr. Stuart Brown Appreciates the Importance of Play

Ever wonder if there was an enjoyable way to diminish anxiety and depression, a non stressful solution to sustain intimacy, increase longevity, innovation and adaptability? Well this simple four letter...LISTEN

What is Synesthesia?

In it’s simplest form, synesthesia is a multi-dimensional sensory experience. Have you ever seen a color connected to a letter or word, or tasted a specific taste when you heard...LISTEN

Chris Baty Knows how to Gather a Crowd and how to Write a Novel in 30 Days

Chris Baty is the “accidental” founder of NaNoWriMo and the author of “No Plot? No Problem!: A Low Stress, High Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days” and...LISTEN

What Does it Mean to be a Skeptic?

How is it that we determine what to believe? What is a discernible truth and how do science and faith fit into the mix? Is being a skeptic an optimistic...LISTEN

Bea Johnson on How to Live a Zero Waste LIfestyle

Bea Johnson explains what it takes to live a zero waste lifestyle with a family of four. Bea shares how they live, travel, shop and socialize while living a life committed...LISTEN

Making Whiskey at the High West Distillery

David Perkins moved to Park City, Utah in 2004 to pursue his passion to make whiskey. With a background as a biochemist in the biopharmaceutical industry, a love of bourbon...LISTEN

One Bad Mother, or Two

Creators and co- hosts of the humorous and relevant podcast, One Bad Mother, Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn join me to discuss motherhood, feminism, the unrelenting pressure of parenting and leaving no...LISTEN

Louise Steinman and the Crooked Mirror

Author and literary curator at ALOUD, Louise Steinman discusses her work, family and incredible personal journey to discover the path of reconciliation and mending. Her literary memoir illuminates the intensity,...LISTEN

Hip Hop Artist Andrew Fig Figueroa Mixed Race Mix Tape

Andrew Fig Figueroa is an artist and performer. He is an up and coming Hip Hop artist, theatre maker and arts educator. He is the son of a Mexican father...LISTEN

Artists in Love and Life

Steve Behal and Jeannie Catchpole are partners in art and life. They re-united after a 22 year hiatus and began a romantic love affair and a collaborative artistic journey. Steve was a...LISTEN

Traveling Emergency Room Physician Dr. Meeta Patel

Dr. Patel is a traveling Emergency Room Physician. She has traveled to India and Uganda to provide relief for underserved children and medical support to the underserved with Project Helping...LISTEN

Gerry Moffat Adventure Consultant to Bhutan

Gerry Moffat first arrived in Nepal on a British kayaking expedition in 1983 at the age of 18. Over the next 20 years he became the first man to descend...LISTEN

Photographer and Adventurer Caroline Woodham

Caroline Woodham discusses the art and business of her life as a photographer. She tells us what inspired her to pick up a camera at such a young age, and...LISTEN

Cate Cox on the Empowerment of Women

Cate Cox is an advocate for women’s empowerment. She is a Reiki practitioner, holds a Masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology and has been working as a professional Jazz singer for...LISTEN

Deborah Hernandez Speaks Up for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Deborah Hernandez is a wife, mother and marketing communications consultant who has lived in Orange County, California, for more than 14 years. She volunteers her time as the Communications Lead...LISTEN

Multi Media Artist Phil Hansen

Artist Phil Hansen is a multi media creative daredevil of Ted Talk fame. He challenges himself, and his audience, to spark creativity by thinking inside the proverbial box. His theory is that by...LISTEN

Dr. James Doty

Dr. James Doty is a professor, neurosurgeon and founder of CCARE at Stanford University. He is  a successful inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Here, he discusses his relationship to neuroscience and...LISTEN

Panache Desai

We could all use some guidance and support in finding our true purpose and navigating our paths to realizing our true potential. Panache Desai offers tools and example to fully...LISTEN

Film Critic John Desando

John DeSando is a popular radio host, personality, college professor and film critic. He is a thoughtful connoisseur, and entertainingly shares his deep and prolific relationship to film.   FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

Dr. Madeline Levine on Privilege and Raising Children Well

Dr. Levine has been an active psychologist for the past 30 years, an educator and co-founder of Challenge Success -a project at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and A...LISTEN

Sonia Sommer and Her Relationship to Body, Mind and Spiritual Vitality

Sonia is a sought after Practitioner of Structural Integration, Sonia works with individuals from all walks of life with a focus on those seeking true transformation and personal evolution. After...LISTEN

National Brotherhood of Skiers Hit the Snow

The National Brother of Skiers mission is to identify, develop and support athletes of color who will win international and Olympic winter sports competitions representing the United States and to...LISTEN

Brad Cleveland

Brad Cleveland is known globally as one of the foremost experts in customer strategy, management and service delivery. A pioneer in the industry, he has been a driving force in defining...LISTEN

Doniece Sandoval Provides Showers for the Homeless

Doniece Sandoval is delivering dignity one shower at a time. She is the founder of Lave Mae, a nonprofit mobile shower project for San Francisco’s over 6,000 homeless. Lave Mae...LISTEN

Brian Boitano Gets Cooking

Brian Boitano has a life long relationship with Sun Valley, Idaho. He’s been skating there since he was a kid, so it’s only fitting that he returns to his home...LISTEN

Alex Laws Intuitive, Fitness, Business and Life Guru

Alex Laws is a world class athlete, business consultant, cancer survivor, and founder of Rythmatic Meditation,™ a unique cycling class offering a full body work out with an added component...LISTEN

Sculptor Joseph Castle, Myth, Archetypes and the life of an Artist

Artist, Joseph Castle takes us on a journey through his art. He says, “I believe we all have some type of myth running through our veins. Myths are stories about...LISTEN

Dr. Deb Robertson is a City Gal Running a Small Town ER

Dr. Deborah Robertson knows what it’s like to operate in a crazed big city hospital emergency room. She wasn’t prepared for some of the challenges she’d face running a small...LISTEN

Darrel Harris on Green Dot, Bullying and the Advocates

Today my guest is Darrel Harris. She is the Education and Prevention Coordinator at the Advocates in Hailey, Idaho. She has spent the last thirty odd years doing what she...LISTEN

Kara Maxwell Exemplifies the Mastery of Non-Traditional Medicine

Chi, The Five Elements, Chinese Medicine, and the Art of Muscle Testing, traditional and respected in vast areas of the world, but non-traditional to many in the United States. For many, medicine...LISTEN

Mike Scullion is the Heart and Soul of Community Radio

Mike Scullion wanted to start a community radio station where locals could get vocal. He is the heart and soul behind KDPI radio. Mike shares what it is about radio,...LISTEN

Rebecca Rusch the Queen of Pain

Rebecca Rusch is one of the world’s preeminent endurance athletes. She has won four straight Leadville 100s and is the course record holder. She is lovingly known as the Queen...LISTEN

David Holmes on Education

The future of education is a topic that affects us all. Common core, teaching to the test, methods and philosophies – they are all up for debate. Systems, children, teachers...LISTEN