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Last week I wrote a review of The Avengers from an Occupy point of view, raising the question of whether it would be possible to make movies with heroes who are bottom up/horizontal, manifesting the values of Occupy Wall Street. That got me thinking of the Hero's Journey and Chris Vogler's Writer's Journey, which is a must read book, for writers, on applying the Hero's Journey to stories. So I got in touch with Chris
Apr 25, 2012
Rory O'Connor-- The Future Of Media is Social
Rory has written a brilliant book on where the media is heading-- and it's social. We discuss the book and how the media is changing.
Deena Metzger sees the world through the eyes of an indigenous leader-- seeing connection, community,healing, like the Sioux practice of "all my relations."
I discovered David Shankbone 's photography seeking occupy Wall Street images. I discovered David Shankbone as an extraordinary bottom up contributor to 5000 websites when I was looking for images for a Trayvon Martin story.
Dec 21, 2011
Engaging Emergence; moving toward Order From Chaos
Peggy Holman is the author of Engaging Emergence. She's a brilliant, visionary leader who helps people who most would say could never work together find common ground and solutions. She talks about applying her approach to engaging emergence to Occupy and change.
John Jackson is co-author of Small Acts of Resistance, a collection of stories which show how courage, tenacity and a bit of ingenuity can change the world Small Acts is an incredible book that I highly recommend to any activist or protester.
Jun 15, 2011
Clay Shirky; Social Media Visionary
Clay Shirky sees big pictures where others see facebook and twitter. He sees the forest where most see tree branches.
Harold Goldberg is the author of ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US : How 50 Years of Video Games Conquered Pop Culture , a narrative history of video games from Random House. He was editor in chief of Sony Online Entertainment and has written about games for Wired, Entertainment Weekly and VH1.
a fascinating interview with the "star" of the April TED Conference. He tells me that after he spoke, Bill Gates, Sergei Brin, Cameron Diaz and Peter Frampton came up to speak with him
Apr 27, 2011
Donald Maass; How Good Writers Can Write Better
Don Maass heads a literary agency and is, in the world of fiction, a rock star among writers, for his books on Breakout Novels and Breakout Novellists. We talk about writing better stories, better characters, how that can be used for change, for reporting non-fiction, for energizing op-eds.
Apr 6, 2011
Mastering LinkedIn with Wayne Breitbarth
a great walk through on how to max your usage of Linked in-- what I consider the facebook for business.
We discuss how private health insurers mislead, lie, and how the same approaches are used by energy, tobacco, finance industries-- how to fight back, what to expect in Vermont, where single payer is moving, how to get conservatives to buy in to single payer....
Nov 14, 2010
Lewis Mehl-Madrona Using Story to Heal in Psychiatry
Sep 29, 2010
Roy Peter Clark The Glamour of Grammar
Roy Peter Clark The Glamour of GrammarRob: I still remember the grammar book from junior high, which I hated.It's not eat pray, love, it's read, write and talk-- living in language.Grammar and glamour as in magic, same sense as spell as in to cast a spell.We need to create not just individual, but communities of readers and writers are essential for education, a good and productive work force and citizenship.the romantic myth
a wide ranging discussion on the problems with the American Education system, or as Gatto clarifies-- compulsory schooling, which is not the same as education.
The web, smart phones-- they're drastically changing the way our brains operate. We talk about why and how and what to do about it.
Jun 30, 2010
Jean Houston on myth, change,
What a conversation, with a genius I've admired for over 30 years.
there's a social media revolution and you're in the middle of it and it's already affecting you. Listen to find out how.
a great interview with the co-author of a very extraordinary, must read book.
understanding and getting up to speed on how twitter works, how social media work and where they are moving as Twitter user growth now exceeds Facebook growth, with over 100 million users, over a billion tweets a day.
Discussing roots and varieties of evil and the varieties of justice used to deal with it.
Apr 11, 2010
Craig Webb; Dreams and the Unconcious
tools for empowerment dream based technologies
Greg's book, CALLINGS, is one of my favorites. It explores the ideas of recognizing, saying no to, then yes to calls for growth, change, rebirth...
Lewis is a physician, Native American Healer and an expert on the use of story in healting. He also works with Neurofeedback.
Our nation was founded by political mystics. This is the most historically profound time to be alive
Has the right caught up in the social media race? A chat with one of the leaders among consultants to right wing politicians and orgs
Mar 17, 2010
George Lakoff-- Language and Values Guru to The Left
Professor Lakoff talks about the challenges and problems Democrats and the left face-- from the congress, governing, think tanks to foundations. And maybe, we come up with the reason the left has failed to take on the right effectively, in spite of the hundreds of millions in funding from left leaning foundations.
Craig Newmark of Craigslist.com on Breaking Through Government Secrecy, Building Trust, Transparency Craig Newmark is on a mission to bring the power of the web's power to cast light, to break through government secrecy, to enable bottom-up participation to make government more open, transparent and effective. And an exciting idea about standardizing trust that could be a huge new factor on the web
Steve Barnes is an extraordinary renaissance man-- successful novelist, screenwriter, 4th degree blackbelt, coach to celebrities... He shares a lot here-- wisdom, techniques, ways of seeing, inspiration. He's a man worth listening to
I found an article about James Cutting's work in the NY Times' list of most popular articles. Professor Cutting studies scene length patterns in movies. The subtitle of the article was "Shot by shot, films have evolved to resemble the natural rhythms of the brain."
List Of All PodcastsChris Vogler author of The Writer's Journey-- Thinking about applying the Hero's Journey and archetypes