Category: Podcast

Spiritual Activism and the Kirtan Movement – podcast

This week’s not-to-miss show features guest Acharya Mangalanda, a Kirtan singer and disciple of Sri Anandamayi Ma. What is Kirtan Music and what does it have to do with Nonviolence? How is it that by focusing on our inner life we affect the outer world and vice versa? Tune in to hear discussions on these questions and more! Also, Michael and Stephanie discuss the importance of community media, how emotion affects our actions, how advertising affects our inner core, and more… on Nonviolence in the News! If you have trouble with the player click here to download. 

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Escalating Nonviolence in the Holy Land and Beyond – Podcast

This episode begins with Nonviolence in the News, your source for resources, news, and analysis that the mainstream media just doesn’t understand. Next, Michael and Stephanie play a recent interview conducted with Ali Abul Awwad, founder of Taghyeer (‘Change’), the Palestinian National Nonviolence Movement dedicated to development needs and opening a path to resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He speaks on the situation in Israel Palestine and his path, via an Israeli prison, to nonviolence. 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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Finding Truth – Podcast

In this episode we talk with Dr. Cynthia Boaz, expert in nonviolent struggle and media talks about strategies and tools for nonviolent action in a time of “fake news” and “alternative facts.” Plus: nonviolence in the news– covering new resources in the field, local and worldwide events, and all of the nonviolence that you won’t hear about in the mainstream media. 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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Conflict is Natural- Podcast

  Conflict is natural and healthy. Violence is avoidable. In this podcast I talk about a practical approach for understanding conflict as a necessary part of developing our most humane qualities and the art of engaging conflict without resorting to violence.  Podcast time: 5 minutes. Listen here or at with the player below the bio box.

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Strategy for the win! – podcast

George Lakey has been at nonviolent strategizing for over 40 years with some hard-won insights about making actions and movements successful. He’s also one of the minds behind the Global Nonviolent Action Database, documenting over 1000 nonviolent episodes around the world and throughout history. His latest article on Waging Nonviolence is about 10 ways to strategize and win after the Women’s March. We’ll hear from George and then turn to some key events in our ever growing world of nonviolence in the news. Nonviolence radio is the beat of an unstoppable movement. Tune in and find out more. 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 Roadmap for Radicals – podcast

In this episode of Nonviolence Radio we talk with activist and writer, Jonathan Smucker, author of Hegemony: How To. A Roadmap for Radicals, about the opportunities for progressives to gain lasting political power, and some pitfalls to watch out for. And Michael Nagler joins us on his birthday–and the day of the inauguration of Donald Trump–to highlight some recent events in nonviolence in the news.   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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“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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