Category: Podcast

“We’re friends.”: Parent Power Podcast

How do we express to children we are working together as a team and what effect can it have? In this episode, I explore the power–and challenges of– working together on setting boundaries with children in a respectful way that models for them a productive way of saying ‘no’ as well. Episode length: Six Minutes LISTEN HERE or below the bio box.    

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Turning the Tables – Podcast

How is the trickster archetype playing out in society today? Who is the trickster? Is dedication to truth waning? How can we, using nonviolence, “turn the tables” on the trickster, and how can we “flip the script” in situations of conflict? This week on Nonviolence Radio, Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook have an interesting discussion answering these questions and more, followed by news, resources, hope, and truth in the latest episode of Nonviolence in the News. Don’t miss it! Listen to the show here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show  or listen through our player on this page…)  

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On Scapegoats, Hope Tanks, and Being Muslim – Podcast

Our last show of the year is a special one, beginning with Michael Nagler and a discussion on what he calls “the ubiquitous problem of scapegoating.” What role does the scapegoat play in the human psyche and culture? How has a sacrificial system of logic affected society and its institutions? And what does it all mean for nonviolence and our current state of affairs? Ever hear of Hope Tank? Next Michael shares interviews from participants in Metta Center’s hope tank. Aren’t you a little curious about spreading hope and building community? Finally, Stephanie Van Hook present excepts from a previous interview with Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of The Muslim Next Door, among other titles. She speaks about the experience of growing up Muslim in the United States. Listen to the show here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show  or listen through our player on this page…)

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The Way Between – Podcast

New song, new name! Our good friend, Rivera Sun, joins us for our first episode of Nonviolence Radio (previously Peace Paradigm Radio), to tell us about her new Young Adult novel The Way Between. Rivera Sun is a performance artist, radio host, activist, author of books, poetry and screenplays, and much, much more. Stephanie, Michael and Rivera discuss what brought her to write this new novel, the experience of growing up in a culture that is steeped in violence, and what we can do about it. They also discuss tools for disseminating the kinds of stories our culture needs and wants, including the crowdfunding campaign that helped birth The Way Between.  After the interview, don’t miss Nonviolence in the News with Michael Nagler for a dose of inspiration! Listen to the show here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show  or listen through our player on this page…)

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A History of Sanctuary – Podcast

Our first guest this week on Peace Paradigm Radio is Wendy Chiemelewski, curator of peace history at Swathmore College’s Peace Collection. We discuss how the collection came about, why its important, and what it contains, including the section that is available online: Global Nonviolent Action Database Then we speak with Elliott Young, professor of History and Ethnic Studies at Lewis and Clark College. He is also author of three books on borderlands, migration and transnational history. We discuss some history, as well as what sanctuary movements are like today, including an in depth discussion about the Sanctuary Campus Movement. Learn how you can become involved! Finally, Michael Nagler, along with Stephanie Van Hook, will give us a sense of the richness of nonviolent actions, ranging from officialdom to civil society that are going on around the world today as well a very dramatic rescue story that took place during the Gujarat Riots that took place in 1992 analyses in terms of Kenneth Boulding’s model of integrative power. Listen to the show here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show  or listen through our player on this page…)

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The Muslim Next Door – Podcast

What is it like to be Muslim in the United States? Today our guest is Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing and Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam, books written to help non-muslim adults and youth understand Islam. She and Stephanie Van Hook discuss what it means to be Muslim, what its like growing up as a Muslim in the United States, and tackle many of the questions and misperceptions people have about muslims. Do you know what the Jihad of Patient Forbearance is? Listen in and learn about this and other interesting aspects of Islam. Later in the show, Shannon Radsky of Nonviolent Peace Force, recently returned from South Sudan, talks about her organization and their very recent trip to North Dakota. What is it like on the ground at Standing Rock? What is unarmed civilian peacekeeping? Learn about these questions and more by tuning in! Listen to the interview here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show  or listen through our player on this page…)

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The Monsters Within – Podcast

Don’t miss this special Halloween episode of Peace Paradigm Radio. Stephanie tells a scary monster story and then Michael Nagler joins her to answer questions about where monsters come from and how to overcome them. What is fear and where does it come from? We will also hear some real life scary stories and how we can use nonviolence to transform them and create our own happy endings. In the second half of the show, Michael Nagler shares news and resources from movements around the world in Nonviolence in the News. Tune in to media that makes a difference! Listen to the interview here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show  or listen through our player on this page…)

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Deepening our Understanding of Gandhi – Podcast

Michael Heller joins Peace Paradigm Radio this week to help us deepen our understanding of Gandhi and his life. Mike is co-coordinator of Peace and Justice Studies at Roanoke College and co-editor of the book Mohandas K. Gandhi: The Last Eighteen Years. After a discussing Mike Heller’s journey from military to quakers, Michael Nagler, Stephanie Van Hook, and Michael Heller conduct a Q and A about Gandhi, his life, his motivations, and his work. Finally, Michael Nagler will get us up to date on pertinent resources, news and events in Nonviolence in the News. Listen to the interview here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show  or listen through our player on this page…)

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The Philosophy and Activism of Gandhi – Podcast

Happy 147th birthday, Mahatma Gandhi! Veena Howard, author of Gandhi’s Ascetic Activism: Renunciation and Social Action, among other works, and assistant professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Fresno, joins us to celebrate Gandhi’s birthday. Who was Gandhi? We speak about Gandhi’s philosophies, experiments, and activism in depth. How does renunciation, including brahmacharya (celibacy vow) have to do with activism? This is a very interesting conversation for all, from those just learning about Gandhi, to Gandhi scholars and even his critics. Our conversation with Veena took up our whole show, but you can find Nonviolence in the News here.  Listen to the interview here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show  or listen through our player on this page…)

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Taking a Stand at Standing Rock – Podcast

Chief Phil Lane joins Peace Paradigm Radio for an amazing interview about the history, significance, and current events at Standing Rock, and the construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line. Chief Lane is a member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, and is the founder of the Four Worlds International Institute. What is so significant about Standing Rock and what does this resurgence of indigenous action mean for the country? The world? Listen to a history of Native/European relations that you didn’t learn in school and learn why Chief Lane thinks this is a pivotal moment in the history of the world. Don’t miss this eye opening conversation that really gets to the heart of the matter, when the mainstream media refuses to. We had such a good conversation that we didn’t have time for Nonviolence in the News…so we recoded it and posted it here. Listen in here! (Or go underneath the bio box below to find ways to download this show  or listen through our player on this page…)

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