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Speaking About the “Unspeakable” — and Original Blessing

Aired Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation with Theologian and Author Matthew Fox

This week Wiki Politiki is deeply honored to welcome one of the most influential — and controversial — theologians of our time, Matthew Fox. A Catholic priest with the Dominican Order, he wrote a paradigm-breaking book in 1983, Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality that first got him censured and silenced by the Catholic hierarchy, and later excommunicated.


The “Clean Money Revolution” — Money As a Sacred Tool

Aired Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation with Author and “Mission Venture Capitalist” Joel Solomon

Clean money and filthy lucre — is there a difference?

Yes, says our Wiki Politiki guest this week, Joel Solomon, who calls himself a “mission venture capitalist”. He is the author of a new book The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism, and is the chairman of Renewal Funds, one of the largest mission venture capital firms in North America, investing $98 million in entrepreneurs with organic food, green businesses, and social policies.


Comedy as “Sacred Space” and Cartoons on the Radio – How Levity Uplifts Us in Unfunny Times

Aired Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation with:

Comedian Alicia Dattner and

Cartoonist Brian Narelle

 

What is the state of satire when “reality” is more perversely paradoxical than any comedy routine?

What happens when much of comedy censorship comes from … the left?

What’s funny in a world that has become insanely serious?

To address these sticky icky questions on this week’s show, I’ve invited two of my favorite “cosmic comic co-hearts”, Alicia Dattner and Brian Narelle.


An Independent Movement to Activate “the Progressive Majority”

Aired Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Nick Brana, Founder and National Director of Movement for a People’s Party

A couple of weeks ago, we had as our guest on Wiki Politiki Erik Fogg, whose book, Wedged: How You Became a Tool of the Partisan Political Establishment and How to Start Thinking for Yourself Again talks about how both political tribes are mobilized by fear and anger to take polarized, intractable positions. A recent book by a Yale professor John Bargh, Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do, goes even further in suggesting that liberals can be made more conservative by invoking fear, and conservatives more liberal by creating a sense of safety.

Which brings us to this week’s guest, Nick Brana.


Spiritual Climate Change: Beyond “Hopium”, Denial and Despair

Aired Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation with:

Michael Dowd, Author of Thank God for Evolution, and

Michael Mielke, Author of Delusions and Contradictions

 

As the two political parties keep our attention focused on “identity issues”, the elephant (and donkey) in the living room is the IDENTICAL ISSUE we face — our human civilization spinning itself outside the web of life. And as Swami has said, if we lose the Earth there goes the GDP.

This week, two Mikes share the mike to speak freely and frankly about the climate change issue — how and why it has been ignored and side-stepped, and why our species has a spiritual imperative to face the music and find new ways of dancing together. As Michael Mielke points out in his recent e-book, Delusions and Contradictions, neither conservatives nor progressives have REALLY confronted climate change, and the changes we need to make to preserve some form of human civilization on our planet.


How the Two-Party System Gave the American People a Wedgie

Aired Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation with Erik Fogg, Author of Wedged: How You Became a Tool of the Partisan Political Establishment and How to Start Thinking for Yourself Again

I know I have shared this story before, but given our current political “shituation”, it’s worth sharing again. On the Sunday before the 2016 election, 60 Minutes gathered 25 prospective voters from across the political spectrum together, and asked them, “Who will be voting for the candidate of their choice this Tuesday?”

Three people raised their hands.

They were then asked, “And how many of you will be voting AGAINST another candidate?”

The remaining 22 people raised their hands.

How did this come about? And how is it that the American public has become so polarized that the only thing they agree on is that the system isn’t working?


The Future of Children – Providing a Love-Based Education for Every Child

Aired Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation with Educational Pioneer Phil Moore, Author of “The Future of Children”

There was a joke years ago about how we will know when the world is right-side-up: Schools and children will get all the resources they require to thrive, and the Air Force will have to hold a bake sale every time they want to build a new bomber.

This joke has gotten less and less funny over the years, particularly now when the word “school” is too often paired with the word “shooting”. As the toll seems to be mounting from our societal “priorities” that put nurturance last, here comes a book that not only asserts that children will have a future, but tells us a “love-based education” is the key to that future.


We Humans Have MORE THAN ENOUGH to Transition to an Ecological Civilization!

Aired Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation with Timothy Nobles, Author of MORE THAN ENOUGH

As a follow-up to our conversation with David Korten last week in regards to what the Chinese call “an ecological civilization”, this week’s guest Timothy Nobles challenges conventional and even unconventional wisdom by asserting:

We have much more than enough capability and resources for all of us humans to live in graceful abundance, with no one who is now prosperous needing to revert to a less soul-satisfying lifestyle. Simultaneously, we have more than enough of everything we require to rapidly convert to a skillful symbiotic relationship with the Earth and with all other life forms on Earth that we can sustain for hundreds of millions of years.


Navigating the Human Transition to an Ecological Civilization

Aired 8 May 2018 – 5:00 PM EDT

A Conversation with Economist and Author David Korten

David Korten’s life and work can probably be summed up in this quote: “We will prosper in the pursuit of life, or we will perish in the pursuit of money. The choice is ours.”

As the unfolding of environmental disasters continues, the window of opportunity for this choice seems to be narrowing. But again, another quote, this one from Samuel Johnson: “When a man knows he is to be hanged…it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”


How the “Liberator Trickster Redeemer” Can Save Us From the Con Man

Aired 1 May 2018 – 5:00 PM EDT

A Conversation with Visionary Activist Caroline Casey

Wiki Politiki listeners, you’re in for a real treat this week as we converse with “visionary activist”, astrologer, mythologist and wise woman Caroline Casey. The host of the Visionary Activist Radio Show on Pacifica (KPFA in Berkeley and KPFK in LA) for over 22 years, Caroline is also the “Chief Trickster at Coyote Network News, a mythological news service for the Liberating Trickster within us all.”

 


Heartening News on Our Current Political Shituation — Material Reality MAY NOT Actually Exist!

Aired Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 5:00 p.m. EDT

A Conversation with Jungian Author Paul Levy

A number of years ago, I picked up a book with a fascinating title — The Madness of George Bush. The author Paul Levy, a Jungian theorist who had a life-changing personal experience that helped him recognize the dream-like nature of life and reality, suggested that the scenario playing in the world was a reflection of the inner workings of the human psyche. The not-so-mellow drama being out-pictured was a way for our species to come to grips with the inner pictures that have subconsciously ruled us for so long.


Can the “Food Revolution” Unite Us?

Aired Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation with Food Activist Ocean Robbins

Until now the two-party duopoly has kept us divided by “identity” issues so that we have been unable to unite around “identical” issues, those all of us share in common like clean air, clean water, clean food and clean government. As more people from both the conservative and progressive “tribes” begin to awaken around the need for unadulterated, nutritious food — and also begin to explore medicine beyond drugs and surgery — there is a new potential for a unifying force that can “overgrow” the misrepresentations by big Pharma and agribusiness.


Guns and the Right to Bear Arms — Beyond Victims and Villains

Aired Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation with Progressive Gun-Owner Veronica Monet

The problem with “hot button” issues like gun control / 2nd Amendment rights is that they are “hot” — lots of heat, not nearly enough light. From the meta-view, they keep the culture wars alive, and this war prevents “we the people” from uniting around the larger issues of governance, what my friend and associate Joseph McCormick calls “who’s in charge of who’s in charge”.


When We the People Become King … the Queendom of Heaven Will Be at Hand

Aired Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Healing Martin Luther King’s Murder, and Embodying His Legacy

This week on Wiki Politiki, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.   And in the true spirit of “apocalypse”, we lift the veils both on the awful truth and the awesome opportunity.


Living Room Conversations: Can A New “Parlor” Game Heal the Divide?

Aired Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Living Room Conversations Co-Founder Joan Blades

Did you know (From the Living Room Conversations website) … “Living rooms used to be the place where people would gather to socialize and relate with each other. Inviting someone into your home was to treat them as valued and worthy of respect. But before they were called living rooms these rooms were referred to as “parlors” – a term that comes from the French and means place for speaking.”


The New Republic of the Heart – From Emergency to Emergent Seeing

Aired Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Integral Thinker and Author Terry Patten

There’s the classic story about the hiker who slips off a mountain trail, and the only way he can break his fall is by grabbing on to a thin branch. As he holds the branch, he sees that it’s only a matter of time before the branch breaks under his weight. So he begins to pray for God’s help. To his surprise the clouds part in the sky and he hears an unmistakable voice that says, “Let go.”


Wise Democracy, the Great Upwising and A New “Common Sense”

Aired Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Evolutionary Activist Tom Atlee

While doing research for Spontaneous Evolution ten years ago, I came across a book that forever changed how I viewed the collective wisdom of we the people. The book was called The Tao of Democracy and it offered example after example of how the collective voice and view of ordinary citizens could provide more helpful and functional solutions than the best-informed experts.


Mark RobinowitzConspiracy and Cons’ Piracy – Cultivating Deep Wisdom About Deep Politics

Aired Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Author and “Conspiracy Literacy” Expert Mark Robinowitz

Did you know… that the term “conspiracy theory” was put into circulation by the CIA in the late 1960s to marginalize those who were questioning the official Warren Commission Report on the JFK assassination?

 


Sander HicksIf This Candidate Wins, We ALL Do

Aired Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Sander Hicks, Congressional Candidate, NY’s 12th District

A forward-thinking, visionary, courageous and creative candidate thinks he can win the primary battle against a Democrat who has been in the pocket of bankers for 26 years … if he does, we ALL win.

 


Jim LauriaTo Know Water Is to Love Water 

Aired Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With “Hydro-luminary” Jim Lauria

Water is life, and this expert on all aspects of the clean, abundant water issue talks about the greatest crisis / opportunity humanity faces, and how our awareness is the first key step

 


Steve OlweeanEngaging the Other – Finding TRUE Common Ground in the Age of Polarization

Aired Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Steve Olweean, Director Common Bond Institute

At a time of fake news and real lies, the ultimate truth is in our heart-to-heart connection … find out how this coherence is being successfully cultivated

 


Richard Lang and Rev. Lupton AbshireNational Town Square, Part 2 – The New “Common Sense” and a Coherent Voice for We the People

Aired Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Richard Lang, Author, Virtual Country And Rev. Lupton Abshire, Democracy Calling And… YOU!

An expanded conversation about the National Town Square, and how it will be an independent voice for we the people

 


Georgia KellyThe Mondragón Experiment, Worker Ownership and Thrival for All

Aired Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Georgia Kelly, Praxis Peace Institute

How a worker owned co-op became one of the most successful businesses in Spain, and how their lessons can be applied elsewhere

 


Richard LangNational Town Square – A New National Institution to Represent “Us” and “We-Distribute” Political Power

Aired Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Richard Lang, Author of Virtual Country

Imagine … a new and independent societal instrument and institution that gives every participating American a verifiable vote and a way to speak in one resounding voice

 


Steve VillanoHow Bat-shit Crazy Became the New Normal: Donald Trump’s “Family” Values

Aired Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Steve Villano, Author of TIGHTROPE: Balancing a Life Between Mario Cuomo and My Brother

Insights into Donald Trump’s deep mob connections, from someone who’s been watching this scene for over 40 years

 


Steve FarrellBusiness As UNusual: How A Life Economy Can Overgrow the Death Economy

Aired Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Conscious Business Initiative’s Steve Farrell

Corporate leaders are quietly leading an “evolution” that will change forever and for better the idea of “bottom line” to include the betterment of all

 


Joe Simonetta7 Words That Can Change The World Can A Simple Idea Coalesce A Movement of Movements?

Aired Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Author Joe Simonetta

Can a simple overview template offer a context to bring about thrival for each and all? Listen and find out.

 


Stephanie AustinEco-Astrology: The Planetary Ecosystem, the Human Ego-System and the Evolutionary Upwising

Aired Tuesday, 26 December 2017, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Eco-Astrologer Stephanie Austin

A true wise woman relates the micro and the macro, offering evidence that heavenly bodies REALLY DO influence our lives

 


David Swanson and Jul BystrovaCHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES: Breaking the Trance of War and Standing for Justice

Aired Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Author David Swanson (War Is a Lie) and Activist Jul Bystrova

When it comes to war, says Swami, it’s “truce or consequences” — hear the song, revisit the story and see how we can change the war story for good.

 


Veronica MonetEXPLOITATION AND SEXPLOITATION: Beyond Shame and Blame, Victims and Villains

Aired Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Relationship Specialist, Sexologist and Empathy Expert Veronica Monet

A sharp, insightful and compassionate look at the #METOO movement and where we go from here

 


Phil ProctorDefying Gravity: How the Power of Levity Can Uplift Us in Unfunny Times

Aired Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Firesign Theatre Co-Founder Phil Proctor

An enjoyable romp through 50 years of cosmic comic history, leading up to our current seriously funny “shituation”

 


Mark Crispin Miller and Paul Craig RobertsWhat the Alt Right and Alt Left Both Know – That We ALL Need to Know

Aired Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 5:00 PM EST

A Conversation With Alt-Left Journalist Mark Crispin Miller and Alt-Right Commentator Paul Craig Roberts

What the alt right and the alt left agree on will surprise you … and offer a pathway beyond fake news

 


Leonard-CelesteForgiveness and Healing the Body Politic

Aired Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 5:00 PM EST

To transform the body politic, we need to heal 5,000 years of dominate-or-be-dominated rule … forgiveness begins the healing.


Conscious Evolution: Antidote to Mass-Extinction with Bruce Lipton

Aired Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:00 PM EST

Conscious Evolution: Antidote to Mass-Extinction with Bruce Lipton

Crisis precipitates evolution … a leading edge thinker discusses our tremendous evolutionary opportunity


Wiki Politiki Launches

Aired Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 5:00 PM EST

Wiki Politiki Launches on OMTimes Radio

An introduction to the show designed to bring left and right front and center to face the music and dance together


Special Broadcast

April 4, 2017
I went into the studio with my colleague, podcast host and producer Peter B. Collins, and recorded my first Wiki Politiki podcast, an interview with Bill Pepper. I invite you to listen to it here.

Then go read the book. The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. As with Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States, this is part of our Curriculum of Awakening. In knowing this story, you can help start the healing.

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My first video podcast recorded June 14, 2017. I interview Robert David Steele. He is partnering with Cynthia McKinney on #unrig. He speaks to their Electoral Reform Act of 2017.

Go here for more on the Election Reform Act https://phibetaiota.net/

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