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Welcome to the History Of The World podcast! Each episode we delve into the rich history of everything imaginable. From people like Leonardo da Vinci, Aristotle and Jeffrey Dahmer. Places and monuments like Stonehenge, The Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu. Even the unknown and mysterious. No topic is off limits. My goal is give you the listeners the knowledge of what you want to know. So join me, in the quest for more.
 
"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlan ...
 
Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth ...
 
In recent years the intersection between law, technology, and policy has exploded as digital policy has become a mainstream concern in Canada and around the world. This podcast explores digital policies in conversations with people studying the legal and policy challenges, set the rules, or are experts in the field. It provides a Canadian perspective, but since the internet is global, examining international developments and Canada’s role in shaping global digital policy is be an important p ...
 
Jessica Minhas, host and founder of I'll Go First®, dives into the topics and conversations that we want to have but are a little afraid to talk about or aren't sure where to start. Join her at the table as she shares her story about overcoming abuse, sexual assault, trauma, and chronic illnesses. Celebrate the stories of courageous overcomers, inspiring mental health champions, and those boldly stepping into taboo spaces and inviting us into a full life. Listen, learn, and heal with people ...
 
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Facebook has once again found itself in the political spotlight as Frances Haugen, a former data scientist and product manager with the company turned whistleblower, provided the source documents for an explosive investigative series in the Wall Street Journal followed by an appearance before a U.S. Senate committee. The Facebook Files series comes…
 
Michael Taft is a meditation teacher and best-selling author of many books such as The Mindful Geek and Nondualism. He is also the host of the podcast, Deconstructing Yourself. In this episode, Eric and Michael discuss spiritual practices and learning to deconstruct and reconstruct ourselves. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!!…
 
It was called the Gilded Age. In the late 19th and early 20th century, there was extreme wealth and everybody else (remind you of another time?). Wall Street bankers back then were getting robbed, someone had to protect them. In The post Making the World Safe for Plutocracy: The History of American Policing appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive…
 
Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of many books, and a professional speaker. His work has been translated into 47 languages. Jonathan has made numerous appearances on the Oprah show and CNN as well as other national TV talk shows. He has spent over 35 years studying the most practical and powerful methods for personal and …
 
It’s not about education reform; Republicans like Florida’s DeSantis and others are actually out to end public education. On this show, New Republic editor Kathryn Joyce looks behind such appealing phrases as Parents Bill of Rights to reveal a long The post Republican Goal: End Public Education, End Democracy appeared first on Keeping Democracy Ali…
 
Mica opens up to Paul and shares their story of childhood abuses, confronting their sex and love addiction, and what it can feel like to be a nonbinary person in the world today. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those unde…
 
Ryan Holiday is one of the world’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He’s a sought-after speaker, strategist, and the author of many best-selling books. In this episode, Eric and Ryan discuss his book, Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite ove…
 
Precapitalist indigenous cultures have a lot to offer us today for a better, greener future. And socialism is not how its pictured. Neglected by the Great Men study of history, Rosa Luxemburg, a 4′ 11″ disabled young woman from what’s The post The Prescience And Vision of Rosa Luxemburg. Who? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Kristoffer Carter is a spiritual teacher at the intersection of consciousness and business. He is a frequent speaker, author, and founder of This Epic Life, a website and podcast devoted to conscious living. In this episode, Eric and Kristoffer discuss his book, Permission to Glow: A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership. But wait – there’s more! The …
 
Dr. Wendy Suzuki @wasuzuki shares her expertise: Good Anxiety, which also happens to be the name of her newest book. Wendy and Paul discuss the neuroscience of anxiety and offer ways to manage your nervous system to make anxiety work for you. More About Dr. SuzukiHer TED talk has more than 31 million views on Facebook and was the 2nd most viewed TE…
 
When she came onto the civil rights stage, the men assumed she’d sing, not speak. But Fannie Lou Hamer was a force. As author Kate Clifford Larson tells the amazing story in her new book Walk With Me, she stood The post For Inspiration Today: Fannie Lou Hamer In the Early 60s appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson are hosts of the popular podcast, Being Well. Rick is a psychologist who writes and teaches about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice, and together they address many of these issues on their podcast. In this episode, Eric and Ginny discuss how to be w…
 
It’s not like displaying a large red cross protects doctors from attack anymore. Yesterday’s Covid heroes are today vilified by some. Across the globe, health care workers have become routinely targeted. For example in Myanmar, since it is not an The post From Heroes to Targets: Medical Workers Under Attack appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive…
 
Privacy reform in Canada has lagged at the federal level with the efforts to update PIPEDA seemingly going nowhere, but multiple provinces have moved ahead with amending their own laws. Quebec leads the way as late last month it quietly passed Bill 64, a major privacy reform package that reflects – and even goes beyond – many emerging international…
 
With violence so deeply embedded into America’s foreign policy, it’s become invisible. But who does it harm more; us of them? On this show global religion teacher and author Kelly Denton-Borhaug says it is time to grow up and face The post The Harmful Naivete of A Foreign Policy of Violence appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Luke Burgis is an entrepreneur who has founded and led multiple companies. He is currently Director of Programs at The Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at the Catholic University of America. He is also the founder and Director of Fourth Wall Ventures, an incubator that he started to build, train, and invest in people and companies that contri…
 
Author and former undercover UK narcotics officer Neil Woods @Wudzee0 talks about the drug war and how it intersects with mental health. He also opens up about the harm he caused and his regrets about the emotional manipulations that his job required.More about NeilTwitter @policeforreform@UKLEAP @wudzee0 Instagram @UKLEAPhttps://lawenforcementacti…
 
They’re doing it again. Remember the Peace Dividend after Vietnam? Right, it never happened. Now with another war finally ended, here we are again. On this show, retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel William Astore says the amount of money shoveled to The post Even When It Loses, the Pentagon Wins appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Najwa Zebian is an activist, author, speaker, and educator. Najwa recently launched a digital school, Soul Academy, and a podcast, Stories of the Soul. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Glamour, Elle, Huffington Post, and more. She’s well known for her TEDx Talk “Finding Home Through Poetry“ In this episode, Eric and Najwa discuss h…
 
Vaccine passports or certificates launched in Ontario last week, a development welcomed by some and strongly opposed by others. The launch raises a myriad of legal, ethical, privacy, and policy issues as jurisdictions around the world grapple with the continued global pandemic and the unusual requirements of demonstrating vaccination in order to en…
 
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success. She has held professorships at Columbia University and Harvard University, has lectured all over the…
 
Writer and mental health advocate, Olachi Tiffany Etoh, shares her experience living with bipolar and how an episode of psychosis landed her in jail. She talks about archaic mental health laws and her struggle with release from a state institution.More About OlachiWebsite: olachitiffany.comTwitter: @OlachiTiffanyYou can also find more resources at …
 
The earth itself is today paying the price for the 20th century fossil fuel bonanza. Now instead of continuing to have all humanity in service to that powerful sector, it’s time to pay the climate and colonization debt. When George The post There Is Enough to Go Around. But Not the Way We’ve Been Doing It appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Jonathan Fields is a father, husband, award-winning author, executive producer, and host of one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world, The Good Life Project. He also speaks globally to groups and organizations and his work has been featured widely in the media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Oprah Magazine, and many others. In …
 
It is election day in Canada following a late summer campaign in which the focus was largely anything but digital issues: COVID, climate change, Afghanistan, and affordability all dominated the daily talking points. The digital policy issues that grabbed attention throughout the spring – Bill C-10, online harms, wireless pricing – were largely abse…
 
Dr. Miles Neale is among the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers and is a forerunner in the emerging field of Contemplative Psychotherapy. He is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, an international speaker, and a faculty member of the Tibet House (US) and Weill Cornell Medical College. In this episode, Miles an…
 
Musician, producer, and comedian Joe Barksdale @JBDale72 joins Paul to share his experiences with autism, abuse, and intergenerational trauma in the Black community. He also dives into his experience as a pro athlete and how he manages his own mental health.Follow Joe on IG @JBDale72His FB is at https://www.facebook.com/JBdale72/More info and links…
 
Philanthropies came into being to launder a plutocrat’s reputation. It’s become an industry today whose goal is preserving great wealth and maintaining dominance and control. According to our guest Edgar Villanueva, philanthropy has to be more than a wealth building The post Decolonize Philanthropy: What Does That Mean? appeared first on Keeping De…
 
Maia Szalavitz is an American reporter and New York Times best-selling author who has focused much of her work on the topic of addiction. She has won awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Drug Policy Alliance, the American Psychological Association and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology for her 30 years of groundbreakin…
 
The role of the public and the public interest has factored prominently into many of the Law Bytes podcast conversations. For the 100th episode, Osgoode Hall Law School Professor David Vaver, widely viewed as Canada’s leading IP expert, joins the podcast. The recipient of the Order of Canada, Professor Vaver provided the scholarly grounding for the…
 
Have we learned that the military is not necessarily the best tool for the job? On this show New Republic journalist Jordan Michael Smith talks about the self imposed failures, squandering America’s power. Right after the attack, the world was The post 20 Years after 9/11: Are We Any Smarter? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Bob Thurman is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. He’s also the President of the Tibet House US, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization. He’s also the President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies. In this episode, Bob and…
 
Jo shares about Wysa, the app she developed (which was featured on Google Play as Best App of 2020) that helps people share their feelings anonymously. Wysa website Google Play featured Wysa as the Best App of 2020 Forbes has Wysa in their Top Five Tech Innovations That Changed Mental HealthORCHA recommended Top Clinically Approved app for Stress d…
 
The assault on science and reason:we’ve seen it before. In the plagues of the 1300s and in 1918, as well as Covid-19, fear and uncertainty combine to draw out extremism. On this show professor of history at Messiah University (an The post Plagues and Extremism: The Perfect Storm appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
In this very special episode hosted by our very own Ginny, we dive deep into the longtime friendship of Eric and Chris. They share how their friendship began many years ago, how they began the podcast together, and answer some great questions submitted by our wonderful Patreon supporters. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We …
 
The dehumanized Amazon warehouse as pictured in the movie Nomadland is more benign than reality. There is an “existential bleakness” where every instant is being watched, humans serve robots, and one can be fired by algorithm. In his powerful new The post The Biggest, Most Inhuman Power in America: Amazon appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Nedra Glover Tawwab is a New York Times bestselling author, licensed therapist, and sought-after relationship expert. Nedra helps people create healthy relationships by teaching them how to implement boundaries. In this episode, Nedra and Eric discuss her book, Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself But wait – there’s more! The …
 
Born to Sicilian parents, she opens up about her childhood secrets; her mother’s and sister’s battles with Schizophrenia and the policeman who groomed and violated her when she was 13. More About Paolina: MadnessToMagic.com I'm with Crazy: A Love Story Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/madness2magic/id1447839094 Journey On! Check out …
 
Greg McKeown is an author, public speaker in leadership, and business strategist. Greg often speaks on how to live and lead as an essentialist. He has dedicated his career to discovering why some people and teams break through to the next level—and others don’t. His writing has appeared or been covered by The New York Times, Fortune, HuffPost, Poli…
 
Therese Borchard is the author of Beyond Blue and The Pocket Therapist. She blogs for Everyday Health and is an Associate Editor and a regular contributor to Psych Central. She writes about her own struggles with depression. In this episode, Eric and Therese discuss her book, Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Ge…
 
Don Morgan, an Emmy award winning cinematographer and Paul's long-time friend, shares his experiences with being stuck in a foreign prison at 13 years old, overcoming alcohol addiction, and navigating life with severe learning disabilities.For more about Don: http://www.donaldmmorganasc.com/index.htmlSupport Our Sponsors!This episode is sponsored b…
 
Bela Koe-Krompecher is a writer, social worker, professor, lecturer, and owner of long-time established record label, Anyway Records. He was Eric’s sponsor in AA at one point and he, Eric, and Chris have been friends for a very long time. In this episode, Eric and Bela discuss his book, Love, Death, and Photosynthesis. But wait – there’s more! The …
 
Anything but monolithic, the newly victorious Taliban have internal divisions and are desperately seeking stability. Many confuse the Taliban with Al Qaeda and even ISIS, but the truth is ISIS was the Taliban’s enemy, and the country of Afghanistan is The post Now They Must Govern: Prospects for the Taliban appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive…
 
Late last month – just weeks prior the national election call – Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault released plans for online harms legislation with a process that was billed as a consultation, but that is probably better characterized as an advisory notice, since there are few questions, options or apparent interest in hearing what Canadi…
 
John Mabry is a United Church of Christ pastor and is the Director of the Spiritual Direction Program at Chaplaincy Institute. He is the lead singer of 2 bands in the Bay area and is the author of many novels and books on theology, spirituality, and spiritual guidance. In this episode, Eric and John discuss his book, Soul Journeys: Christian Spirit…
 
Amy Morin is an author, a therapist (LCSW), and the Editor-in-Chief of the popular mental health website Verywell Mind. Be sure to check out her new book 13 Things Strong Kids Do: Think Big, Feel Good, Act BraveMore About Amy: AmyMorinLCSW.comVerywell Mind Podcast - https://www.verywellmind.com/the-verywell-mind-podcast-with-amy-morin-5115289Instag…
 
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