Category: Podcast

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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Making the World Safer – Podcast

In a world full of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, how can we be more safe? Joining our hosts Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook is the amazing Alice Slater, the New York Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. She also serves on the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War. Did you know that the US is poised to spend one trillion dollars on new nuclear weapons facilities and warheads and there are other countries following suit? While some may say that nuclear weapons keep us safe, we have a much different point of view on safety. After our interview, Michael Nagler bring us Nonviolence in the News from around the world, as well as resources and recommendations of new books, documentaries, and other media of interest. Then, Michael talks to Stephanie about her new book and Metta Center’s first publication on  our very own Person Power Press, Gandhi Searches for Truth. 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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Nonviolence in the News – Podcast

This week, Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook host an in depth episode of Nonviolence in the News. Not only will you get the nonviolence news that the corporate media can’t seem to fathom. What is going on with the Bernie Sanders movement? How is the movement for racial justice moving forward? Michael also shares some great upcoming events as well as well as nonviolence resources, including Nonviolent Conflict News and Indigenous Rising.  They also discuss topics such as “The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World,” active vs reactive action, community supported industry for a better world and more wonderful in depth analysis of the goings on in the world.  Don’t miss this episode, packed to the gills with scrumptious news.   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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From the RNC to the DNC and BEYOND – Podcast

This week on Peace Paradigm Radio we delve into the realm of US national politics. First we speak with Elliott Adams, of Meta Peace Team, about his trip to the RNC. Conflict is normal and even healthy, but violence is not. Hear Elliott tell us why he was at the RNC (Republican National Convention) and what he did there. Next we speak to Netra Halperin, a prior Bernie Sanders Delegate that now supports Green Party Candidate, Jill Stein. She discusses her experience inside the DNC (Democratic National Convention) as well as the future of the Bernie movement and where that momentum might take us. Lastly, we play an interview with Joe Zemeck recorded at the DCN. He discusses the future of the Bernie movement as well and then why Roadmap resonates with him. Michael and Stephanie then pull it all together, discussing the roadmap and long term strategies –including the 500 year plan- for positive change. To close, Michael Nagler serves up some nonviolent news and resources from around the world in Nonviolence in the News. This show is packed full of great information and insight, so take a listen! 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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Gandhi as a Spiritual Force – Podcast

  We are in for a treat this week on Peace Paradigm Radio, in which we feature Michael’s talk, Gandhi as a Spiritual Force, which was featured at the  Vedanta Retreat in Marin County, California this spring. Vedanta is one of the oldest living religions of the world. It affirms that all religions lead to the same Truth—“Truth is one; sages call it by various names” (Rig Veda). Vedanta teaches that the essence of all beings and all things is Spirit, infinite and eternal, unchanging and indivisible. Don’t miss this great talk on Universal Spiritual Humanism, followed by a short but sweet episode of Nonviolence in the News. 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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A Silver Lining Conference Call – Podcast

A Conversation About Violence & Healing Do you feel overwhelmed by the recent episodes of violence? Are you wondering whether there could possibly be a silver lining to any of it? You’re certainly not alone. But if we’re going to build the saner society we all want, we cannot stay stuck in despair. It’s time to get constructive. On July 20th, Metta Center hosted and recorded this productive, inspirational conversation about finding our way to mutual healing and reaching for our highest human potential.  For those of you who could not make, or for those who could and would like to review, click here to listen or use the audio controls below.  

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