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Oliver Burkeman is a British journalist and writer based in New York. He is well known not only for his amazing books, but he also wrote a popular weekly column on psychology called “This Column will Change Your Life” which was printed weekly between 2006 and 2020. Oliver joins Eric for a third time on the show, and in this episode, they discuss ma…
 
Jonah Berger is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He's an international bestselling author, a world-renowned expert on word of mouth, social influence, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors can catch on. In this episode, Eric and Jonah discuss his book, The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind…
 
Stressed by Holiday Expectations? Join Eric and The One You Feed Community for a FREE online gathering on November 30th at 8pm Eastern Time. (Recording will be available for 72 hours) In this free live event, Eric will teach a Spiritual Habit that will allow you to release these types of stress and touch into a deeper feeling of wholeness, peace, s…
 
Stressed by Holiday Expectations? Join Eric and The One You Feed Community for a FREE online gathering on November 30th at 8pm Eastern Time. (Recording will be available for 72 hours) In this free live event, Eric will teach a Spiritual Habit that will allow you to release these types of stress and touch into a deeper feeling of wholeness, peace, s…
 
Jeremy Lent is an author and speaker whose work investigates the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current crisis of sustainability. Today Jeremy and Eric discuss his new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite ov…
 
Jacob Nordby is an author whose many quests have led him to a deep fascination with life in all of its weird splendor. He’s the founder of Manifesto Publishing House and he penned the award-winning novel, The Divine Arsonist, and a non-fiction book, Blessed Are the Weird: A Manifesto for Creatives. Today Jacob and Eric discuss his new book is, The …
 
Beth Jacobs is a clinical psychologist in private practice and a former faculty member of the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. She is also a teacher in the Soto Zen tradition and incorporates Buddhist studies and meditation into her work as both a psychologist and a writer. In this episode, Eric and Beth discuss her book, The…
 
Austin Kleon is a writer, artist, and speaker. Austin also speaks about creativity for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, and many others. He is the author of many books, including Steal Like an Artist, and Newspaper Blackout. In this episode, Eric and Austin discuss his book, Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad But w…
 
Jon Acuff is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books. He’s also an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world, including FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and many others. In this episode, Eric and Jon discuss his new book, Soundtracks: …
 
Sebastian Siegel is a British American screenwriter, director, author, and actor from Oxford, England. His new movie is Grace and Grit, based on the American philosopher Ken Wilber’s, 1991 memoir. John Mackey had to say about the new movie, “This movie will shake you, and maybe even awaken you in some way. This movie is a must-see, especially for a…
 
Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, keynote and TED Talk speaker, and author whose books have been translated into twenty languages. In this episode, Eric and Guy discuss his book Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts. But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conve…
 
Jack Kornfield is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide. He’s led international Buddhist teacher meetings and has worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and his books have been translat…
 
Brian Broome is a poet, screenwriter, and instructor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a finalist in The Moth storytelling competition and won the grand prize in Carnegie Mellon University’s Martin Luther King’s Writing Awards. In this episode, Eric and Brian discuss his book, Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir But …
 
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!!…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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. 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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Katy Milkman is a Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, host of Charles Schwab’s popular podcast “Choiceology with Katy Milkman”, which explores key lessons from behavioral economics about decision making, and the former president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. She’s also the co-founder and co-director…
 
Dr. John Kaag is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts. He has written extensively on academic philosophy but his work has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Paris Review, and Harper’s Magazine. In this episode, John and Eric discuss his new book, Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can…
 
Jessica Hagy is an artist and writer of many books which have been translated into over a dozen languages. Her blog, Indexed, won a Webby award. She is a visual storyteller and her simple, brilliant drawings illustrate the connections between things. In this episode, Jessica and Eric talk about her book, How to Be Fearless: In 7 Simple Steps. But w…
 
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist. In 1996, Jill experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain, causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight documents her experience with her stroke and her 8-year recovery and it sp…
 
This is Adyashanti’s fourth time as a guest on the show! He’s an American spiritual teacher who offers talks, online study courses, and retreats in the U.S. and abroad. He’s also the co-founder of the Open Gate Sangha Meditation Center and is the author of many books, including the one he and Eric discuss in this episode, The Direct Way: Thirty Pra…
 
Johann Hari is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream, which has been adapted into a feature film. Johann was twice named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International UK He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. His latest book is Lost Connections: Uncover…
 
Sonya Renee Taylor is a former national and international poetry slam champion, author, educator, and activist. She is also the founder of The Body Is Not An Apology, which is a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. In this episode,…
 
Rainn Wilson is a well-known actor, comedian, podcaster, producer, and writer. He’s also a former guest of The One You Feed, and this time, he is with Reza Aslan, Reza is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, and is the best-selling author of Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Rainn and Reza host …
 
Mingyur Rinpoche is a much-loved and accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher. When not attending the monasteries under his care in Inda and Nepal, Rinpoche spends time each year traveling and teaching worldwide. In this episode, Mingyur Rinpoche talks about his book, In Love With The World: A Monks Journey Through The Bardos of Living and …
 
Sophia Bush is an American actress, activist, director, and producer. She starred as Brooke Davis in the WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill and as Erin Lindsay in the NBC police procedural drama series Chicago P.D. She hosts the podcast, “Work in Progress” and is also well known for her philanthropy work and social activism. In this episode, Eric and…
 
Philip Goldberg is a skilled public speaker, meditation teacher, and an ordained Interfaith Minister. He also leads tours to India and cohosts the popular podcast, “Spirit Matters Talk.” In this episode, Eric and Philip discuss his book, Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage But wait – there’s mo…
 
Christopher Keevil is an ordained Zen teacher who has been practicing since 1991 and teaching since 1998 in the lineage of his teacher, Zen Master Bo Mun. He is also the Managing Director and founder of Wellspring Consulting and is the founder and host teacher of Garden Oak Sangha. In this episode, Eric and Christopher discuss his book, Finding Zen…
 
Resmaa Menakem is a therapist with decades of experience who is currently in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He specializes in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy, and violence prevention. He has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert in conflict and violence. In this episode, Eric and Resmaa discuss his book,…
 
Rutger Bregman is one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. A historian and author, Rutger has published several books on history, philosophy, and economics. His book, History of Progress, was awarded the Belgian Liberales Prize for best nonfiction book of 2013. In this episode, Eric and Rutger discuss his book Humankind: A Hopeful History, wh…
 
Jacqueline Suskin is a poet, educator, and author of many books and collections. She is best known for her project Poem Store, where she composes improvisational poetry for patrons who choose a topic in exchange for a unique verse. Poem Store has been her main occupation since 2009 and has taken her around the world writing nearly 40,000 spontaneou…
 
Krista Tippett is the host of On Being, the Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life. What does it mean to be human and how do we want to live? Krista is the author of “Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters” and “Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the H…
 
Reverand Seifu Singh-Molares is the Executive Director of Spiritual Directors International and an ordained Zen Buddhist Priest. He’s a practicing Spiritual Director and Companion and motivational speaker. In a previous life, he was an executive at Microsoft where he successfully grew international groups and divisions and provided leadership to mu…
 
Jonah Sachs is an author, speaker, and viral marketing trailblazer who helped spur the 21st-century values revolution, which brought the ideas of social change to the forefront of business and popular culture. Jonah’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and many others. He also pens a column for Fast C…
 
Scott Stabile has amassed a sizable following on social media with his inspirational and provocative quotes, essays, and videos. His previous work includes Big Love, Just Love, Iris, and the Li’l Pet Hospital series. He also wrote a feature film entitled Oogieloves In The Big Baloon Adventure. He’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and r…
 
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