Culture

The Insanity of the First Drink

Bill Wilson had been a drunk. He became a visionary with a singular mission. He believed in two unwavering propositions. First, a true alcoholic has no power over the calling...READ MORE

The Professionalism of Youth Sports

When Nike and our culture tell us 2nd place is the first looser, we’ve got a problem of epic proportion. And one that is especially devastating for our young Olympic...READ MORE

Three Women

Oprah Winfrey says of Lisa Taddeo’s, new book, “An instant feminist classic…Utterly engrossing…Game-changing.” Dave Eggers  applauds Taddeo’s depiction of these women, “Taddeo’s beautifully written and unflinching portraits of desire allow...READ MORE

Social Mobility and The Years That Matter Most

The super wealthy Americans of the late 19th and early 20th century, Carnegie, Rockefeller and the like, all started out without much; but through grit, perseverance and lucky breaks, they...READ MORE

What to Wear

Does what we choose to wear matter? Are we judged on our appearance? Does it make sense to put form over function? And what’s with three-piece suits and uncomfortable shoes?...READ MORE

What School Could Be

Everyone agrees our current model of education is broken. And Ted Dintersmith has some valuable suggestions on how to fix it. Ted set out across America to visit 50 states...READ MORE

What is Negotiation?

For a great many people, negotiation is a very scary prospect. Even though we negotiate every single day of our lives, formally and informally. Heck, we even negotiate with ourselves...READ MORE

How Beef Changed America

In 1901, more than 300 million pounds of dressed beef crossed the Atlantic. In 1902 there was a Kosher meat riot – Women smashed shop windows, poured kerosene oil on...READ MORE

SAT Test Prep Expert Joe McGovern Lays It All on the Line

Ellie Newman interviews SAT and ACT test prep expert, Joe McGovern, in this episode of That Got Me Thinking, a thoughtful and thought-provoking podcast. Listen as the conversation turns to...READ MORE

Skills for a Better Divorce and a New Path Forward with Susan Guthrie

Join host Ellie Newman as she interviews thought leaders across the globe in the thought provoking podcast, That Got Me Thinking. In this episode Ellie is joined by litigator, divorce...READ MORE

Healthy Ham, Reverence and a Trip to Italy

So what the heck does extra virgin olive oil really mean? Is it true that salt and time makes Prosciutto di Parma a healthy ham? Can it be that watching...READ MORE

How We Bond Through Hate

Hateful behavior has become an acceptable norm in our lives.  Sally Kohn, a liberal commentator who worked at Fox News, set out to understand how we got here, and what...READ MORE

What If You Felt Like Enough?

What if you didn’t have to prove it? What if you just knew that you were… enough? We live in a culture where no matter how many achievements you accrue,...READ MORE

The Ascent of Angels in America

The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America, an oral history, illuminates and re-qualifies the question, “Who do we want to be as a people?” Tony Kushner,...READ MORE

Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Superwoman

“Bringing home the bacon, frying it up in a pan and never, never letting him forget he’s a man,” is a drag. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Especially, a...READ MORE

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

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

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

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

Who Will Strike It Rich In Cannabis Country?

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

Edward Sorel, Religion, Sex and Scandal

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

A Little Light Hearted Happy Ever After Romance for Spring

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

What is a Bibliotherapist, and Do I Need One?

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

Hip Hop Artist Andrew Fig Figueroa Mixed Race Mix Tape

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

Artists in Love and Life

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

Photographer and Adventurer Caroline Woodham

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

Multi Media Artist Phil Hansen

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

Film Critic John Desando

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

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

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