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Aired Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Adam Collett, Project Manager of Unity Earth Lift Off
It’s fitting that in 2019, fifty years after Woodstock a new festival has emerged to bring together the “imaginal cells” of a new generation, at a time when humankind (without the “kindness”) sits atop the endangered — and endangering species list.
And this time — unlike Woodstock — there is a worldwide movement, an “upwising” if you will, seeking to bring together awakening youth and indigenous people to bring unity out of diversity. Instead of focusing on the “identity” issues that tend to keep us separate, this festival focused on working together around the IDENTICAL ISSUES that unite us — clean air, clean water, clean food, and clean government.
The actual event, Unity Earth Lift Off is being billed as a “multigenerational, intercultural, interactive concert in celebration of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week” and will be held on February 2, 2019 at the United Palace in New York City.
How fitting that organizers have picked Ground Hog Day, which in our turbulent times we have renamed Man Hog Day … if we fail to see our own shadow, two more years of darkness.
Seriously and humorously, our guest this week is Adam Collett, an Australian native who is the project manager for Unity Earth Lift Off, and who shares a compelling and much-needed vision to unite indigenous elders and the y0ung people who will inherit this world to create a “movement of movements” to unify and mobilize those who are ready for a partnership (as opposed to a dominator) civilization. Read more here.
Aired Tuesday, 1 January 2019, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Visionary Success Strategist Jeanine Just
Many years ago, when I was a teacher in Washington, D.C. I had a wonderful colleague who loved channeling Mel Brooks’ 2000-year-old man, who for some reason spoke with a Yiddish accent. One day I ran into my friend, and knowing he was considering switching schools, I asked, “So what are you doing next year?”
And he replied — with that exaggerated Yiddish accent — “Oh, they’re having another one?”
So as we come to the end of another intense and challenging year where you can say both it was the best of times and worst of times … YES … we are having another one!
Our New Year’s Day guest is my long-time friend and colleague Jeanine Just. She came on my radar when I watched an intriguing and inspiring movie, We The People: Re-Evolution of Politics and Economics, co-produced by Sharon Stone. I saw Jeanine was one of the featured luminaries, so I decided to reach out to her.
Jeanine is a Visionary Success Strategist and describes herself as a practical futurist with common sense approaches to today’s complex issues. With over 35 years experience working with thousands of clients, the LA Times called her “a trailblazer—a catalyst for change.” Read more here.
A December 25, 2018 Rebroadcast – Originally Aired Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Author David Swanson (War Is a Lie) and Activist Jul Bystrova
It used to be that the “work of heart” I most associated with Christmas was the Frank Capra movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” But ever since my friend Shanti Norman recorded John McCutcheon’s song, “Christmas in the Trenches” in 2000, I have held that extraordinary piece of work as best symbolizing the light that can shine in times of greatest darkness.
After World War I started in 1914, the Pope suggested a truce around Christmas time. The generals pursuing the war didn’t like this idea one bit, and in fact one of their concerns was that the enemy trenches were so close, that soldiers could hear the enemy speaking to their comrades, and even smell the food they were cooking.
What came to be known as the “Christmas truce” happened at a number of places along the front lines. As the song suggests, peace might have “broken out” due to soldiers hearing their enemies singing Christmas carols in their native tongue, and then joining in singing in two languages. As soon as the “enemy” was “re-humanized” after the dehumanization necessary to get ordinary humans to kill other ordinary humans, the trance was broken. In some cases, the truces lasted a day, in others three days. Despite this brief respite of sanity, the war continued nearly three more years, killing 18 millions soldiers and civilians and wounding another 23 million. Read more here.
Aired Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Andrew Kreig, Author, Attorney, Broadcaster and Founder of the Justice Integrity Project
Did you know that In a letter dated November 7, 2018, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York notified the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry that he would comply with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 3332 requiring him to present to a special grand jury the Lawyers’ Committee’s reports filed earlier this year of unprosecuted federal crimes at the World Trade Center?
You didn’t? That’s because mainstream media makes it its business to insure that anything that points to the nefarious doings of the real deep state is “none of its business.” The misinformation, disinformation and missing information that pollute corporate news have created the perfect field for “real” fake news to flourish.
Which is why this latest development might be a genuine breakthrough. It means a 23-member grand jury, vested with subpoena power and the authority to take sworn testimony, will hear the voluminous evidence of the World Trade Center’s demolition and will have the ability to conduct a thorough investigation that could result in indictments against suspected individuals — in other words, what the 9/11 Truth Movement has been working toward for 17 years.
Our guest this week on Wiki Politiki, journalist and author Andrew Kreig (pronounced “Craig”) will discuss his own involvement with the Lawyers Committee, as well as his work through his own organization, the Justice Integrity Project.
Aired Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Bill Moyer, Founder of the Backbone Campaign
Today’s show is about activism — in a time of reactivism.
With so much of the political discourse these days either “pro-Trump” or “anti-Trump” the one common denominator in either conversation is … Trump. As someone who feeds on media attention, he is paradoxically empowered by all the resistance and anti-Trump rhetoric.
Which leads to the question … how DOES the body politic express itself when both electoral politics and the mainstream media seems so shut down to non-corporate views? How do we assert our political will in a way that gets noticed? And how do we influence our elected officials to follow when they are unable to lead?
Our guest this week Bill Moyer, co-founder of the Backbone Campaign is a master of what he calls “artful activism” designed not just to help the Democratic Party “get some backbone”, but to empower citizens to act strategically and change the “political calculus” — i.e., to change the game from reactive to proactive. When we get ourselves off of the battlefield our opponents have already “fixed” and on to a new playing field, breakthrough can occur…. Read more here.
Aired Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Simon Anholt, Founder of “Good Country”
Nearly 60 years ago, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.”
I’ve been calling the times at hand “the Eisenhower moment” because we the people finally have the technological capability to communicate instantly and speak in one voice.
Last week we spoke with Australian visionary activist Andrew Gaines about what he calls the Great Transition Initiative – a citizen led educational “movement of movements” to inspire mainstream commitment to transitioning to a life-affirming culture.
A worthy intention, and a great beginning…
And, the next question is, how will this intention be manifested, populated, and turned into a tangible movement for transformation?
My guest this week, Simon Anholt, introduces a new worldwide platform called Good Country which has the ambitious intention of creating and populating the world’s next super-power — the awakening population of the world acting in one accord as one “virtual country”… Read more here.
Aired Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Andrew Gaines, Founder of The Great Transition Initiative
In these times of great crisis and opportunity, there’s an idea that has gotten ahold of me that I call “The Eisenhower Moment”. Nearly 60 years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.”
As more and more of us are coming to understand, “peace” means more than an absence of war — although that would be a terrific beginning. Peace means the end of domination, one over the other. It means fundamentally adopting and applying the Golden Rule. And more apparently than ever before, it means living in harmony with the natural world.
As the crises — ecological, economic, political, social and spiritual — seem to all be arising at once, maybe we are at that moment where a critical mass of the heretofore uncritical masses can speak in one coherent voice and say, “We want THIS.”
Certainly we have the means to communicate ideas and memes instantly across the globe, and nearly two thirds of the humans on the planet have a cell phone or personal device. That means that “humanity” can be mobilized around an idea or issue almost instantly …
Would it make a difference?
Perhaps it’s the only thing that will.
Our guest this week, Andrew Gaines, an Australian visionary, activist and systems thinker has dedicated his life to bringing about such a “movement of movements.” He is a co-leader in the Great Transition Initiative – a citizen led educational movement to inspire mainstream commitment to transitioning to a life-affirming culture. Through a personal epiphany… Read more here.
Aired Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Psychotherapist Brad Blanton, Author of Radical Honesty
I first met Brad Blanton nearly 25 years ago, when his controversial book Radical Honesty: How To Transform Your Life By Telling The Truth, was first published. Our joke at that time was that our President, Bill “I-did-not-have-sex-with-that-woman” Clinton was a practitioner of “sporadical honesty.”
We have now collectively evolved (or devolved) to a place where our current president practices “radical dishonesty”, and where paradoxically his followers consider him trustworthy because he is “honest” about being a liar. Think about it. What other politician in recent memory has been celebrated for “telling it like it is” while so blatantly telling it like it isn’t?
My guest this week, Brad Blanton will offer his “radically honest” perspective on the “shituation”, and — knowing Brad — you can expect a wild ride that will leave you both elevated but with “feet on the ground.” Brad Blanton, Ph.D is a psychotherapist, author, workshop leader, speaker, and the founder of Radical Honesty Enterprises. Dr. Brad Blanton describes himself as “white trash with a Ph.D.” Armed with quick wit and an engaging Southern accent, he speaks with an unwavering honesty that is both disarming and challenging, a quality that has earned him admirers as well as detractors. Read more here.
Aired Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Sacred Order Co-Founder Skylar Wilson
“I promise to be the best lover and defender of the Earth that I can be.”
Can taking such a vow make a difference?
Skylar Wilson, our guest on Wiki Politiki this week thinks so. He, along with Matthew Fox, the noted priest and father of Creation Spirituality, and Jennifer Berit Listug have founded a “spiritual order” for our times, the Order of the Sacred Earth.
I am reminded of a famous Gandhi quote. When asked what he thought of Western Civilization, he replied, “I think it would be a very good idea.”
While our civilization has excelled at science, technology, and the gleaning of material knowledge, we seem to be on the verge of flunking Wisdom 1.1. Ever since we put Descartes before the horse nearly four centuries ago, society has focused its attention on the material world as the be-all and end-all. And the “end-all” idea may be exactly where we are headed. Read more here.
Aired Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Dr. Chuck Baldwin, Moral Majority and Christian Coalition Pioneer, and Constitutional Party Presidential Candidate in 2008
Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week is Dr. Chuck Baldwin. He is a conservative Christian minister, a disciple of Jerry Falwell and a founder of the Christian Coalition. After becoming a Republican in 1980 to support Ronald Reagan, he left the party during the George W. Bush presidency to join Ron Paul’s Constitution Party. Without compromising his conservative ideas — he is a Second Amendment advocate who believes in “open carry” — he offers his view of how and why the majority of his cohorts have taken the wrong road, and have become in his words “infatuated with” Donald Trump, whom he sees as an enemy of freedom, and everything the United States stands for. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Hallie Igelhart Austen, Author of The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations of the World’s Sacred Feminine
If there’s been any awakening in the wake of the 2016 election, it’s been the awakening of women’s power, and more recently, the Sacred Feminine. As we are more and more coming to understand, this is not just about boys and girls, boys and girls. The sacred feminine — as with matriarchal societies in the ancient world — is not about the feminine dominating over the masculine, but rather a co-equal partnership where there IS NO domination, bullying, violence or exploitation. Our guest this week on Wiki Politiki, Hallie Igelhart Austen, author of The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations of the World’s Sacred Feminine, offers insight and encouragement for renewing and re-establishing the wisdom of the Goddess in our lives and world. Read more here…
De-Programming and Re-Programming the Hidden Brain – From Hopelessness and Helplessness to Wisdom and Compassion
Aired Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Barry and Gayla Gordon, Authors of “Scientific Shamanic Healing”
Our guests this week, Barry and Gayla Gordon are lifetime students of consciousness, energy medicine, and our true “human potential. Barry is a physicist, metaphysicist, Feng Shui Master, senior Buddhist teacher in the Tibetan/Chinese Bon tradition, and advanced Energy Psychology coach. Gayla Gordon is a creative visionary, Feng Shui master, Sufi Cheraga, Doctor of Divinity, “minister of mirth” and advanced Energy Psychology coach. They are world travelers, who have studied and immersed themselves in a variety of spiritual traditions. Barry is a former US Navy officer whose near-death experience as a diver transformed his life, and has given him the tools to help others with PTSD. Read more here…
From #METOO To #WETOO – Turning Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine Into Dynamic Duo Dance Partners
Aired Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with “Sacred Feminine Awakening” Author Misa Hopkins
Our guest this week, Misa Hopkins is an advocate for the “sacred feminine” who appreciates — thanks to her own Native American ancestry and connections with indigenous peoples worldwide — not just the exploitation and domination of women and women’s wisdom, but the exploitation of and extraction from the natural world. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Author and “Daring Democracy” Advocate Frances Moore Lappé
Our guest this week, noted author Frances Moore Lappé believes that cultivating hope also cultivates grace and possibility. Frances Moore Lappé first gained worldwide fame with the release of her three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet, which the Smithsonian has described as “one of the most influential political tracts of the times.” Her nineteenth book, Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want, coauthored with Adam Eichen, “extends concrete hope to those who feel politically helpless,” notes the American Library Association’s Booklist. She speaks widely on campuses from Harvard to UC Berkeley, as well as to professional organizations. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Meditation Teacher and Author Philip Goldberg
Ever since the era of the “moral majority” and the Christian Coalition, we have seen how religion can impact our political conversations, and national destiny. But what about those “other” religions that come from the East? Our guest this week, Philip Goldberg, is an expert on how and why Americans have flocked to Eastern religions over the past half-century, and the impact this migration has had on our national consciousness. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Author and Holistic Medical Pioneer Dr. Elson Haas
In these strange times when it’s hard to tell real fake news from fake real news, there are a lot of mixed messages coming from the health care domain. On one hand, we have big pharma and mainstream medicine promoting drugs and surgery. On the other, there are countless old and new ways to impact not just the linear activity of our cells, but also the “field” that determines how our cells behave. Getting the right distinctions can be literally a life or death decision. Our guest this week, Dr. Elson Haas, helps us sort through the hype and mythology and find out which approaches are best for you. With over 40 years of experience pursuing both mainstream and complementary medicine, Dr. Haas has been a pioneer in the “self-health” movement that helps individuals take charge of their own wellbeing. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Intentional Community Advocates and Activists Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan
Our guests this week, Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan, have spent the better part of their lifetimes in creative endeavor and service, and seeking to find elegant and effective ways to facilitate functional and nourishing community. Bill and Zoe are co-creators of the committed, non-residential Community they call “Tribe”. Together they have delivered more than 65 seminars around the world and co-authored the book “We Need Each Other”. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Johnny Light aka Johnny Liberty, One-Time Leader of the Sovereignty Movement
This week on Wiki Politiki, we interview Johnny Light aka Johnny Liberty, a one-time leader of the Sovereignty movement who spent two years in prison and three more on probation because his ideas and work ran afoul of the federal government. Author of the bestseller “Global Sovereign’s Handbook”, Johnny Liberty is an innovative systems thinker, researcher, educator and speaker on individual sovereignty, freedom and liberty as well as history, law, economics, financial and business structures, and the nature of the global power structure. He has presented over 250 workshops and is known for his “Granada Forum” and Vision for a New America series of videos on YouTube. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 5:00 PM EST
An Interview with Ellen Brown, author of “Web of Debt” and President of the Public Banking Institute
Our guest this week, Ellen Brown, has looked at money from “both sides now.” Her book, Web of Debt is a deep, thoughtful and sometimes playful analysis of how the banking interests have created metastasizing debt that ends up enslaving the people of the world rather than helping them thrive. Web of Debt enjoys another distinction as well. In the past, the notion that the Federal Reserve is a tool of the bankers and NOT even a federal institution was proliferated primarily by right wing libertarians. Thanks to Ellen Brown, progressives are now aware of the Federal Reserve’s dark history, including the secret meetings where a small group of bankers persuaded then President Woodrow Wilson to promote the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, a decision Wilson came to deeply regret. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 5:00 PM EST
A Conversation with Wellbeing “Maven” Trudy Siewert Bhaerman
My guest this week is someone I’ve known for many years — my wife Trudy Bhaerman. Starting with her own initiation into healthy foods nearly 50 years ago, and then her background in holistic health and nutritional healing, Trudy is a brilliant synthesizer of diverse information, mainly focused on the health and well being of each and all. A few years ago, she began to notice the burgeoning hemp industry — and the wide variety of products that can be manufactured from hemp, some 25,000 in all! She also was reminded that growing hemp has been illegal in this country for 80 years, and that the hemp products industry here was spending some $3 billion a year to import hemp. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 5:00 PM EST
A Conversation with Jim Kenney, Author of “Thriving In the Cross-Current”
There’s a famous quote from Martin Luther King inspired by the writings of the American minister and transcendentalist Theodore Parker, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Of course in these days where the very present arc of the immoral universe seems bent on injustice, some skepticism is understandable. This week’s Wiki Politiki guest, author and cultural educator Jim Kenney would say that his studies of cultural evolution indicate that our current “shituation” is an eddy in a river flowing relentlessly toward greater awareness and interdependence, a “cross-current” in the course of evolution, which ultimately only flows in one direction. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:00 PM EST
A Conversation with:
Native American Scholar and Activist Steven Newcomb
and Activist Visionary Shawna Bluestar
The Doctrine of Discovery … it sounds so official, so scholarly.
And yet, it has been the blueprint for not just colonization of the Americas, but for the exploitation, domination and genocide of its peoples. Our guests this week, Native American scholar and activist Steven Newcomb, and his daughter Shawna, share the awful truth of what the dominator worldview has wrought (Donald Trump seems like the cherry on the whip cream when you learn this deep history) and then point us to the awesome opportunity to heal and rise from the ashes. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 5:00 PM EST
A Conversation with Stephen Dinan, Author and CEO of Shift Network
Once again on this week’s Wiki Politiki, we look to shift our focus from the fear and anger generated by Donald Trump (and those who oppose him) to creating a movement that gathers all good intentions under “one big intent” — a world that works for all. Bucky Fuller called this “the World Game” and it sure beats the alternative, the “end-of-the-world game.” Indeed, our nation and our entire species is going through an existential crisis — where we choose if we want to continue to exist, or follow our reptile brain down the path of the dinosaur. (Just think … millions of years from now, whoever is around could be running their vehicles on OUR blood!) However, if we want to be driving our own cars, and our own karma, we need to restore the missing piece — actually, the missing peace — at the center of our society, a sense of “the sacred”. This week’s guest, Stephen Dinan, is the author of Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All, (https://www.sacredamerica.net/special/) where he suggests that a miraculous spontaneous remission for our species is possible… Read more here
Heartland Security and a NEWER World Order – The International Rule of Law and the “Eisenhower Moment”
Aired Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST
A Conversation with Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute!
Our guest this week, Jonathan Granoff, is an attorney, author and international advocate emphasizing the legal and ethical dimensions of human development and security, with a specific focus on advancing the rule of law to address international security and the threats posed by nuclear weapons. He serves on numerous governing and advisory boards including: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Fortune Forum, Jane Goodall Institute, the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, and Middle Powers Initiative. He is a recipient of the Rutgers University School of Law’s Arthur E. Armitage Distinguished Alumni Award and a 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST
How to Establish Government By the People By Creating an Ecosystem for Civic Engagement. An Interview with … Me!
As I notice how easy it is to get caught up in the drama of Trump vs. anti-Trump, and how important it is for us to hold a meta-conversation about politics, I have sometimes felt I have been talking to myself.
Well, fair enough. This week I WILL be talking to myself. My interview is with me, as I look to glean what I have learned in nine months of interviewing solutionaries on Wiki Politiki Radio, and particularly my work with Richard Lang and Lupton Abshire to bring about a National Town Square as “freedom of assembly 3.0.” Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST
A Conversation with Author and Activist Shariff Abdullah
At a time when resistance seems “irresistible” and Trumpism and anti-Trumpism have dominated the conversation, is there a way to create a proactive, unifying vision and a movement that activates and accelerates that vision? Our guest this week, Shariff Abdullah, says yes, there is. And that pathway is a world designed to work for all. Read more here…
Aired Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST
A Conversation with Historian, Author and Activist Harvey Wasserman
This week Wiki Politiki is fortunate indeed to welcome one of the foremost progressive historians, anti-nuclear activists, and outside-the-matrix political “uncommontators” of our time, Harvey Wasserman. Read more here…
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. Read more here…
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. Read more here…
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. Read more here…
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. Read more here…
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. Read more here…
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? Read more here…
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. Read more here…
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. Read more here…
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.” Read more here…
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.” Read more here…
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. Read more here...
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. Read more here…
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”. Read more here…
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. Read more here…
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.” Read more here…
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.” Read more here…
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. Read more here…
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? Read more here…
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. Read more here…
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 Read more here…..
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… Read more here…
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… Read more here
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,,, Read more here
National 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… Read more here.
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… Read more here.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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”
Aired Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 5:00 PM EST
What the alt right and the alt left agree on will surprise you … and offer a pathway beyond fake news
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.
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
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.
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/