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The New School presents conversations, book signings, art, and lectures with thought and action leaders of our time. We are a learning community of 4,000 people in the Bay Area and around the world dedicated to learning what matters. TNS focuses on the emergent, seeking out the thought and action leaders who are bringing discussion, beauty, and change to the world. We present events and podcast them in many areas: arts and sciences, health and the environment, and inner life. We follow strea ...
 
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Hi besties, in this episode I talk about how I rate the books I read. Listen to find out the meaning of my 1 to 5-star book ratings; the things I'm on the look out for in my favorite genres or kinds of books; as well as the books, dramas and songs I'm loving at the moment. Enjoy! Books mentioned in this episode: The Songs of Achilles by Madeline Mi…
 
Hey besties! In this episode, I talk about one of my bad habits - social media addiction. I also talk about why I spend hours and hours doom-scrolling on social media. I share newly found benefits of taking time off social media. Added segments: Life update and the usual #AskYetunde, where I answer some questions sent in by the listeners. Enjoy!...…
 
Join astrologers Richard Tarnas and Rachel Lang with TNS host Michael Lerner as they explore how an understanding of the great archetypal symbols of astrology can influence and illuminate how we live our lives.Rick's seminal book Cosmos and Psyche will serve as a reference for the conversation.Richard Tarnas is a professor of psychology and cultura…
 
Today’s conversation is about innovation. I know, right. Innovation this, innovation that, everyone is saying the word innovation so much, it's like the center square on a corporate jargon bingo card. But here’s the thing: Jeffrey Robinson, Fellow for Filene’s Center of Excellence for Innovation and Incubation tells credit unions “If we don’t innov…
 
Join us for a conversation with TNS Host Steve Heilig and Dr. Anna O’Malley—both public health experts and music lovers—about how creative play, music-making, and dancing is soul medicine and builds individual and community resilience. This (outdoor) event happened just before Commonweal's Open House on May 22, 2022.The Open House, included tours, …
 
Hey besties! In this episode of the podcast, I talk about the 10 books I read in May. Listen for detailed reviews and discover the highlights and disappointments from my May Reading Wrapup. Books mentioned: 1. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry 2. Wicked Beauty (Dark Olympus #3) by Katee Robert 3. By the Book by Jasmine Guillory 4. Together …
 
Johan Anderberg is a Swedish journalist and writer who has been a regular contributor to a number of Swedish and international media outlets, including Fokus, Sydsvenskan,andTheWall Street Journal. His book “The Herd: how Sweden chose its own path through the worst pandemic in 100 years” will be published in the U.S. this month. Video version avail…
 
Are there times you've felt like you willingly and unwillingly gave others control over you? Or are you still struggling with standing up for yourself? Grab a snack and a cup of tea or coffee, let's talk about what being a pushover feels like; the excuses we make for ourselves and for people; and how to get better. This episode also contains a #Ask…
 
Host Eric R Olson and guest Michael Mills discuss the most interesting science stories of the day. Video version available here: https://youtu.be/dxHaxpF3Zgc **SUPPORT** Help support this channel so we can create more great science content! Become a supporter on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sciencentric Purchase a book through our reading room:…
 
Join Host Michael Lerner in conversation with director and producer David Grubin. His recent film, "Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard," tells the story of an African-American woman's struggle to reclaim her heritage. The film chronicles a historic lawsuit against Harvard University and raises critical questions about reparations. David Grubin, Free Ren…
 
From the personal to the universal, we can draw from archetypal stories and symbols to gain context for the events that shape our life experiences. Join TNS Host Michael Lerner for a conversation with Yvonne Smith Tanas, a Jungian analyst, psychotherapist, and astrologer, and Rachel Lang, astrologer and intuitive. They will discuss the relationship…
 
Vincent Ho is an academic gastroenterologist who works as a researcher and senior lecturer at Western Sydney University in Sydney, Australia. He is also a practicing doctor who sees patients with all kinds of gut problems. In his spare time, he created a website and YouTube channel called Gut Doctor and is the author of the upcoming book The Health…
 
SOLIDARITY | Connecting Across the Food Chain~Co-presented with Real Food Media~For the 21.5 million people who work across the food chain—from farm fields to meat packing factories to grocery stores—their jobs were already among the most low-paid, exploitative, and dangerous in the economy before COVID-19. The crisis has only heightened the stakes…
 
KEITH SEIFERT is a Canadian mycologist who’s spent more than forty years studying fungi on five continents. He’s done research on microscopic fungi from farms, forests, food, and the built environment, as well as studied ways reduce fungal toxins and diseases affecting plants and animals. Keith is a former president of the International Mycological…
 
Do you love the young adult genre or are you looking to get in some young adult books? Listen to find out some of Yetunde's favorite Young Adult Novels (Non-fantasy). Look out for my YA fantasy recommendation in the coming weeks. I also talk about my current reads and the shows I'm currently watching. Books mentioned in the episode and timestamp: 1…
 
~Co-presented with the OMEGA Resilience Funders Network~Join Host Michael Lerner in conversation with systems researcher, cultural activist, and social entrepreneur Rufus Pollock. In this conversation we share recent work mapping an emerging “metamodern” ecosystem centered on a radical, alternative approach to social change–one that is simultaneous…
 
Do you create and publish any form of content online? Are you looking to start out? Listen to this episode. Here, Yetunde talks about her journey as a content creator - the highs and lows, lessons learnt, and how to get better in a healthy manner. Enjoy! *If you love my content, please share and buy me a digital cup of coffee. Subscribe to Books an…
 
In this conversation, we go deep into the art of the music for “Marrow,” the latest single from Thao & the Get Down Stay Down off the deluxe edition of their album, Temple. Thao and filmmaker Linda Mai Green discuss their collaboration for the music video for “Marrow,” the meaning behind the song, and Thao shares the influence her work as host of t…
 
~Part of the Roots of Resilience in An Age of Crisis event series; co-presented with Real Food Media and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance~Sea vegetables, shellfish, fish—each species has its own story, culture, and policy issues. These species, their environments, and the cultures that depend on them are at risk due to agricultural runoff, ge…
 
Fred Pearce is an English author and journalist based in London. Over his 20-year career, he has traveled to 87 countries to write about the environment, science, and development issues. In this episode of The Sciencentric Podcast, he spoke about his upcoming book "A Trillion Trees: Restoring Our Forests by Trusting in Nature." Video version here: …
 
Hey besties! In this episode of the podcast, I talk about one of my favorite books of all time - The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai (Timestamp - 08:00). I also share my current reads - The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake and Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye (Timestamp - 03:00). Finally, I talk about some kdramas I'm currently loving (Timestamp - 14:3…
 
In this episode I talk about all things friendship. I share how I determine who my friends are, what I look out for in all my friendships, what I typically want in friendships, what’s the point of having friends, and things I've learnt about keeping solid people in my corner. You can also find the #AskYetunde segment on this episode. Enjoy! *If you…
 
~Part of the Roots of Resilience in An Age of Crisis event series co-presented with Real Food Media~In this conversation, Real Food Media’s Tiffani Patton talks with Mai Nguyen—farmer, organizer, and co-founder of Minnow—and Vera F. Allen—mother, partner, organizer, and farmer, and the co-founder of the Midwest Farmers of Color Collective—about the…
 
Let’s take a trip back in time to big.bright.minds 2021 where we ran into a very enthusiastic supporter of the Filene i3 program – Randy Stolp. Now, Randy promised he had a very unique and interesting story about how he came to be part of i3 and he definitely delivered. But before we get to that…let’s look back in time again, this time if we look A…
 
Join Host Michael Lerner in conversation with medical oncologist and professor of medicine Adam Lerner, MD, about his work as a senior oncologist working with a large community of low-income communities of color in the Boston area (recorded in May of 2021).Adam Lerner, MDAdam is a Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston U…
 
Join TNS Host Michael Lerner for a webinar conversation with astrologer and intuitive Rachel Lang. We will be looking at what astrology suggests may be ahead for us as individuals, as a country, and as a planet over the coming decade. We encourage you to view our last New School conversation with Rachel: Intuition, Astrology, Magic: A Spiritual Bio…
 
Today’s conversation is one you’ve likely thought about before if you work in the credit union industry -- we’re talking about credit unions and cryptocurrencies. The purpose of this conversation is to enlighten our credit union listeners to what they need to know about the current state of digital assets and cryptocurrencies, what risks and opport…
 
In this episode, I fan-girl over Taylor Jenkins Reid and her writing style after reading three of her most popular books - Daisy Jones and the Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and Malibu Rising. I reviewed these books and talk about the things I noticed/loved about her writing style. I also talk about reading goals, and my book-related goals…
 
What happens when the anthem for our times meets… elf yourself? It’s the story behind the music video and song, Born For This Bullshit, with acclaimed and beloved rocker Ben Lee and the brilliant director Byron Spencer. Buckle up for a wide-ranging conversation about the music video, Ben’s upcoming 20th (?!) LP “I’m Fun” and explore why embracing y…
 
Hey besties! In this episode of Books and Being Podcast, I talk about how shame, the fear of failure, and the uncertainty of the future scares us from leaving relationships, friendships, people, jobs, and situations that constantly send signals that do not want us and they are not good for our wellbeing. How then do we get through this and get back…
 
Hi guys! #WSKPodcastAsk is back! Timestamp: QUESTION 1 - 03:21 ("How do you get yourself to do things you need to do but find hard to actually do?"); Q2 - 06:00 ("How do you tell your problems to your parents without feeling judged by them?"); and Q3 - 27:28 ("Any tip for overcoming overthinking?"). For the topic of discussion, I talk about poor co…
 
In this episode of Books and Being Podcast, Yetunde is in her superhero bag (lol). Yetunde shares tips on how to read more books, especially for those who do not know what to read; those who cannot seem to find time to read; and those who do not have extra cash to purchase paperbacks and hardcovers. Yetunde also talks about some of the books she ha…
 
Saying yes to everything, being hyper-focused, failing to implement balance, self-doubt and disbelief, one-sided friendships, not-speaking up, ignoring my mental and physical health and more. Look who is interested in leaving these things behind in 2021 and having a better 2022…me! Hey besties, this episode is a mind prep towards taking a step back…
 
~Part of the Money as Medicine series of conversations at TNS~ Join TNS Host Victoria Santos in a conversation with ancestors and money coach Morgan Curtis and with Xicana climate justice organizer, human rights advocate, and storyteller Niria Alicia Garcia. Morgan and Niria Alicia both live at Canticle Farm, a multi-racial, inter-faith, cross-clas…
 
Indigenous Writers Address the Seventh Fire* Podcast listeners can follow along with the visual elements of this program at:Slides: https://tns.commonweal.org/app/uploads/2021/11/Ancestor-P2-Slide-1-3.pdfFilm excerpts: Seed Mother: Coming Homehttps://youtu.be/RVqmM_DUZtkNourishing the Body, Honoring the Landhttps://vimeo.com/100924901Braiding the S…
 
Indigenous Writers Address the Seventh Fire* Podcast listeners can follow along with the visual elements of this program at:Slides: https://tns.commonweal.org/app/uploads/2021/10/What-Kind-of-Ancestor-for-Melissa-Nelson-Rach-29-October.pdfFilm: https://youtu.be/RVqmM_DUZtkCo-presented by the New School at Commonweal and the Center for Humans and Na…
 
The coming years, decades and perhaps generations, will be faced with the enormous task of walking through utterly unknown territory. We are required to develop another set of skills and ways of seeing as we descend ever further into the collective unknown. Join TNS Host Michael Lerner with Soul Activist and Author Francis Weller for a conversation…
 
In this episode of Books and Being Podcast, Yetunde talks about Elizabeth Acevedo - the author of The Poet X, With the Fire on High and Clap When You Land. Make sure you drop a rating and share to help more people find out about the podcast! ... If you love my content, please share and buy me a digital cup of coffee. --- Send in a voice message: ht…
 
Changing the World through Small Daily Acts, Small Gardens, and Small Groups, with Host James StarkToday’s intersecting crises seem so daunting that it can be hard to fathom our small actions having any real impact. Join Host James Stark for a conversation with Trathen Heckman—founder of the non-profit organization Daily Acts—about how all of us ca…
 
On this episode, I talk about the reason for the name change and new direction for the podcast. I also give y’all some life update and talk about self-inflicted stress. Make sure you drop a rating and share to help more people find out about the podcast! .... If you love my content, please share and buy me a digital cup of coffee. --- Send in a voi…
 
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