EP 08: Media: Where “Truth” Meets Human Nature

Has there ever really been such a thing as a reliable news source? The absence of clear communication–or even, it seems, any kind of strategy–is now frequently cited as the biggest failure and missed opportunity of the pandemic response, in the US and around the world. That lack, along with the absolute explosion of misinformation… Continue reading EP 08: Media: Where “Truth” Meets Human Nature

EP 07: Are Cults on the Rise?

The injustices done to people inside cults are very real. And yet the perpetrators of those injustices are rarely brought to justice, largely because the boundaries of personal responsibility are fuzzy at best in these cases. That does seem to be changing though–certainly in the court of public opinion–which we can see in the growing… Continue reading EP 07: Are Cults on the Rise?

EP 06: Rethinking Haiti, Colonialism, and Freedom with Samoa Blanchet

If you live in the US and pay even a little attention to the news, you’ll know that Haiti and its people have been in the news a lot in recent months. And unfortunately, none of it’s been good. From the devastating 2010 earthquake, up to 2021’s presidential assassination and horrific violence faced by Haitian… Continue reading EP 06: Rethinking Haiti, Colonialism, and Freedom with Samoa Blanchet

EP 05: Immigration and State-Hood: Are All Who Wander Lost?

Years of continuous news of crisis after crisis at the southern border of the US have highlighted the stark realities of immigration and migration. The lingering–and still raging–pandemic has claimed the lives of over 5 million people worldwide, and has laid bare the incredible disparities in wealth, education, access to basic medicine, shelter, food and… Continue reading EP 05: Immigration and State-Hood: Are All Who Wander Lost?

EP 03: What Does Justice Mean in the Freedom of Truth Era?

Freedom of “personal choice” (and speech, and truth) is the Great Justifier on social media today, which for all intents and purposes means the world since so many of us by choice or necessity spend so much of our lives online. Personal choice–in schooling, in restorative justice–has been a theme of this podcast so far.… Continue reading EP 03: What Does Justice Mean in the Freedom of Truth Era?

EP 02: How Should We Practice Justice?

Criminal justice, prison, and police reform have become regular parts of our national conversation, especially since George Floyd’s murder and the pandemic continues to hit prisons hard. But what does justice mean? What does it mean in theory? And what has it meant in practice? Justice is a uniquely human experience and concept. And it’s… Continue reading EP 02: How Should We Practice Justice?

EP 01: The (Mis)Education of… All of Us?

Ninety percent of the school-age population attend public schools. What would happen to these institutions if that number plunged significantly? Homeschooling, home-school collectives, free schoolers, unschoolers–alternatives to traditional public school models have been increasing in popularity over the last two decades, and the pandemic has seen even more families opt to school their children at… Continue reading EP 01: The (Mis)Education of… All of Us?

Introducing We’re All Alright

Every morning brings a new headline: violence, injustice, disease, suffering. It’s a lot to take in, and if you’re like me, you’ve probably started to dread the daily routine of scrolling through the news. I want to stay informed, engaged and present with the realities of our world today, but all of those headlines had… Continue reading Introducing We’re All Alright