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Slate Star Codex Podcast
Why Not Slow AI Progress?

Slate Star Codex Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 21:47


Machine Alignment Monday 8/8/22 https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/why-not-slow-ai-progress The Broader Fossil Fuel Community Imagine if oil companies and environmental activists were both considered part of the broader “fossil fuel community”. Exxon and Shell would be “fossil fuel capabilities”; Greenpeace and the Sierra Club would be “fossil fuel safety” - two equally beloved parts of the rich diverse tapestry of fossil fuel-related work. They would all go to the same parties - fossil fuel community parties - and maybe Greta Thunberg would get bored of protesting climate change and become a coal baron. This is how AI safety works now. AI capabilities - the work of researching bigger and better AI - is poorly differentiated from AI safety - the work of preventing AI from becoming dangerous. Two of the biggest AI safety teams are at DeepMind and OpenAI, ie the two biggest AI capabilities companies. Some labs straddle the line between capabilities and safety research. Probably the people at DeepMind and OpenAI think this makes sense. Building AIs and aligning AIs could be complementary goals, like building airplanes and preventing the airplanes from crashing. It sounds superficially plausible. But a lot of people in AI safety believe that unaligned AI could end the world, that we don't know how to align AI yet, and that our best chance is to delay superintelligent AI until we do know. Actively working on advancing AI seems like the opposite of that plan. So maybe (the argument goes) we should take a cue from the environmental activists, and be hostile towards AI companies. Nothing violent or illegal - doing violent illegal things is the best way to lose 100% of your support immediately. But maybe glare a little at your friend who goes into AI capabilities research, instead of getting excited about how cool their new project is. Or agitate for government regulation of AI - either because you trust the government to regulate wisely, or because you at least expect them to come up with burdensome rules that hamstring the industry. While there are salient examples of government regulatory failure, some regulations - like the EU's ban on GMO or the US restrictions on nuclear power - have effectively stopped their respective industries.

The Pro America Report with Ed Martin Podcast
Lies of Climate Change | 08.08.2022 #ProAmericaReport

The Pro America Report with Ed Martin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 40:34


What You Need to Know about the lies of climate change. Our politicians are wasting their time arguing about climate change. Whether you believe Al Gore or Greta Thunberg they've all been wrong. All the things they predict about how the Climate has been impacted and how we can change it by spending trillions of dollars are dumb and wrong. What's the solution to climate change? My good friend, Mark Schneider, has explained that the problem of climate change becomes fixable if you can get water everywhere. Blaine L. Pardoe, New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author, and Co-host of Tantamount shares his brand new book — A Most Uncivil War. He explains how he's recently been targeted, stalked, and canceled because of his conservative beliefs in his books. Be sure to check out his website BlainePardoe.com and buy a copy of his book! Todd Bensman, senior fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and author of America's Covert Border War, to discuss his recent article — New Migrant 'Superhighway' Bringing the World from South America to Texas. Todd explains that these migrants are impatient when it takes weeks for them to cross the border, not just months. He also talks about the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border is not slowing down, and neither will it. What You Need to Do is go to ProAmericaReport.com and sign up for the daily WYNK (What You Need to Know) email. You'll get an email in your inbox every day with the top articles you should read. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

In the Reading Corner
Nicolette Jones - Writes of Passage

In the Reading Corner

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 28:53


Nicolette Jones is the children's book editor of the Sunday Times, and she has been a reviewer, feature writer, diarist, and book-prize judge. In 2012, she was shortlisted for the Eleanor Farjeon award for her "outstanding contribution to the world of children's books.Nicolette joined Nikki Gamble In The Reading Corner to talk about her anthology, Writes of Passage, a personal selection of words to inspire young (and not so young) readers.About Writes of PassageAn inspiring collection of over 100 pieces of writing - poems, prose, letters, speeches, song lyrics, quotations, and more - from Shakespeare to Stephen Hawking; Greta Thunberg to Galileo; Malala to Martin Luther King; and Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lord Tennyson - which are in turn powerful, funny, moving, wise, and thought-provoking, and expertly selected and with accessible, thoughtful commentary by Nicolette Jones, children's book critic for The Sunday Times. Also reviewed on our website by Martin Galway.

AMATEUR NATION
Episode 185: FIRST TASTE OF THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: “Summer is Hot and Other Fun Facts!”

AMATEUR NATION

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 0:59


THIS WEEK:* Add “climate change” to the list of hoaxes perpetrated by Amateur Nation. *Add Chevy to the boycott list of companies that won't stay in their lane.*Let's play, “Do You Really?”PLUS:*On “A la Carte”: how lowering gas prices is like getting kicked in the nuts less, men, “JIZZZZZ INNNNN SPAAAAAACCCCEEEE”, and one of the least funny people on TV finally gets the ax.*On “3 Pro Things”: let the offended be offended, an active shooter survivor drops a truth bomb, and two drivers in the NHRA had a good day at the office.Get podcast previews and other fun content every Thursday at 7 a.m. Eastern! See the lyrics and “like” the video for, “My Prez” on YouTube! https://bit.ly/3iyNGpbSubscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3wuyAWqGet the book! https://amzn.to/2qWAOlz Facebook: https://facebook.com/lousantinientertainment GETTR: @lousantiniInstagram: @lou.santini3TruthSocial: @lousantini3Website: www.lousantini.com 

Danke, gut. Der Podcast über Pop und Psyche
Ariel Oehl über Autismus

Danke, gut. Der Podcast über Pop und Psyche

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 60:35


Autismus wird in der Öffentlichkeit meist mit Greta Thunberg oder fiktiven Figuren wie Sheldon Cooper ("Big Bang Theory") oder dem genialen Kartenspieler aus dem Film "Rain Man" in Verbindung gebracht. Aber was bedeutet es wirklich, eine Autismus-Spektrum-Störung zu haben? Sind das alles Nerds, die sich in sozialen Situationen einfach nur seltsam verhalten? In dieser Folge spricht der Musiker Ariel Oehl über seine Erfahrungen mit Asperger-Autismus und erklärt, warum Autismus oft mit ADHS verwechselt wird, wie sich die Störung im Alltag bemerkbar macht, weshalb viele Betroffene Angst haben als Psychopath:innen zu gelten und vieles mehr. | Hinweis der Redaktion: Der Begriff "Asperger-Syndrom" wird heute nicht mehr zur Diagnose benutzt, heute spricht man von "Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen". Ariel Oehl hatte damals aber die Asperger-Diagnose bekommen und benutzt deshalb in diesem Podcast den Begriff, um darüber zu sprechen. | Begriffserklärungen und weitere Infos zum Podcast: https://www.wdr.de/k/dankegut Von Miriam Davoudvandi.

GOYA! Der Markentalk.
#29 Nachhaltigkeit – eine gesellschaftliche Überforderung?

GOYA! Der Markentalk.

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 50:59


In dieser Folge besprechen wir mit dem Soziologen Prof. Hellmann von der TU Berlin das Dilemma der nachhaltigen Nicht-Nachhaltigkeit. Politik, Medien, Wissenschaft und immer öfters auch die Wirtschaft sprechen permanent über das Thema Nachhaltigkeit – der Weg hin zu einem nachhaltigen Produktions- und Lebensstil ist jedoch de facto noch sehr weit entfernt. In der Wissenschaft wird nun sogar von einer Gesellschaft der nachhaltigen Nicht-Nachhaltigkeit gesprochen – ein Begriff, der erst mal Irritationen hervorruft. Dieses diskutierte Phänomen besagt, dass eine ökologische Transformation in der Gesellschaft noch nicht stattgefunden hat. Mit Professor Hellmann sprechen wir darüber, was eine Gesellschaft der nachhaltigen Nicht-Nachhaltigkeit bedeutet und wie der Umgang von Marken mit diesen Verbrauchern aussehen kann. Also, wie kommen Menschen zu solch einem Mindset der Nicht-Nachhaltigkeit? Wie entsteht eine solche Einstellung? Kann eine Marke eigentlich beide Gruppen gleichzeitig umwerben: einerseits den Greta Thunbergs dieser Welt ein E-Auto verkaufen und andererseits den Donald Trumps einen drei-Tonnen-schweren SUV mit Verbrennungsmotor? Und wie sollte in diesem gesellschaftlichen Umfeld ein erfolgreicher Kommunikationsansatz für nachhaltig positionierte Marken aussehen? GOYA! ▪︎Schaut gerne auf unserer Website vorbei: https://www.goya.eu ▪︎Hier könnt ihr kostenlos unseren Newsletter „Markenbriefing“ abonnieren: https://www.goya.eu/aktuelles/marken-briefing GOYA! Social Media ▪︎Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goya.eu/?hl=de ▪︎Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/goya-die-markenagentur/ ▪︎Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/GoYa.Markenagentur ▪︎Clubhouse: @goya_agentur ▪︎Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdCyNAxYDnoJuIYvfkVu4WA

Oïkos
[REDIFFUSION] Edouard Davin, scientifique au GIEC (saison 1)

Oïkos

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 41:49


- Oïkos, est un podcast de discussions écologistes. Présenté par Soldat Petit Pois. [Cet épisode a été diffusé pour la première fois en 2020, et il est rediffusé aujourd'hui pour vous faire patienter durant la trêve estivale. C'étaient les débuts d'Oïkos, alors si le média vous semble tâtonnant à l'écoute de cet épisode, c'est parce que nous avons bien progressé depuis dans notre manière de faire du podcast!] D'après le rapport du GIEC, pour les experts du GIEC, selon le rapport du GIEC… Ces dernières années, on a entendu ce mot à toutes les sauces, utilisés par les organisations écologistes, nos chers politiques, les médias, Greta Thunberg,... Le GIEC, c'est le Groupe Intergouvernemental des Experts sur l'évolution du Climat. Depuis sa création en 1988, il produit des rapports qui synthétisent les travaux publiés par des milliers de chercheurs qui analyse les tendances et prévisions mondiales en matière de changements climatiques. Ce sont notamment à partir de ces rapports que se construisent les politiques et les débats en matière d'écologie, de futur, de monde meilleur. J'ai eu le privilège de discuter avec l'un de ces fameux scientifiques, qui s'appelle Edouard. Je lui ai posé les questions naïves que les non-scientifiques se posent, on a parlé des liens entre sciences sociales et sciences dures, on s'est demandés si la science et la politique faisait bon ménage, et bien d'autres choses. Belle écoute! ________________ Pour nous rejoindre sur Instagram: @oikos_lepodcast pour l'actu d'Oïkos et @choo__p pour suivre Soldat Petit Pois Motus : https://motusetlanguependue.fr & sur Instagram @motuslemedia Pour nous contacter: oikoslepodcast@gmail.com Si vous voulez nous soutenir n'hésitez pas à vous abonner à Oïkos, à donner votre avis sur le podcast sur Apple Podcasts et Spotify, et à diffuser Oïkos au maximum. Merci d'être là! l Un podcast Motus l

21st Century Wire's Podcast
INTERVIEW: Marc Morano on the ‘Great Climate Hustle'

21st Century Wire's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 108:40


In this episode of the Patrick Henningsen Show on TNT Radio which aired on June 28, 2022, host Patrick talks with advocate and author Marc Morano, founder of Climate Depot, and featured in the documentary films Climate Hustle I & II, about the latest iteration of mass climate change hysteria, and how this new end times technocratic cult led by pop icons like Al Gore, and now Greta Thunberg, has been fused with Covid pandemic hysteria, lockdowns and the globalists' Great Reset agenda. We hope you will find this conversation a thought-provoking and enlightening discussion covering one of the most controversial topics today. All this and more. Climate Depot: http://climatedeport.com/ Climate Hustle I & II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyzTm9kkV9Y  TUNE-IN LIVE with Patrick on TNT every TUES & THURS at: 8AM-11AM (NEW YORK) | 1PM-4PM (LONDON) | 10PM-1AM (BRISBANE): https://tntradio.live

Paint The Medical Picture Podcast
BONUS - Modifier 25: A Story of Compliance & Greta Thunberg's Spark

Paint The Medical Picture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 54:04


Welcome to the Paint The Medical Picture Podcast, created and hosted by Sonal Patel, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICD-10-CM. Help Sonal kick off her 2nd year of podcasting by supporting it!! Sonal's 6th Season begins and Episode 12 features a BONUS episode featuring her own interview on Jennifer McNamara's Life as a Coder Podcast on June 22, 2022. Spark inspires us all to reflect on vision and leadership based on the inspirational words of Greta Thunberg. Life as a Coder Podcast now on: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modifier-25-a-story-of-compliance/id1534657055?i=1000567388787 Paint The Medical Picture Podcast now on: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/sonal-patel5 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6hcJAHHrqNLo9UmKtqRP3X Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/paint-the-medical-picture-podcast/id1530442177 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zMGYyMmZiYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/bc6146d7-3d30-4b73-ae7f-d77d6046fe6a/paint-the-medical-picture-podcast Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/paint-the-medical-picture-podcast Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/tcwfkshx Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/paint-the-medical-picture-podcast-WRZvAw Find Paint The Medical Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzNUxmYdIU_U8I5hP91Kk7A Find Sonal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonapate/ And checkout the website: https://paintthemedicalpicturepodcast.com/ If you'd like to be a sponsor of the Paint The Medical Picture Podcast series, please contact Sonal directly for pricing: PaintTheMedicalPicturePodcast@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sonal-patel5/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sonal-patel5/support

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day
S14, BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail: Jane Goodall

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 56:13


The legendary Jane Goodall is a scientist, convservationist and humanitarian, whose 60-year study of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania challenged and overturned much of the conventional scientific thinking at the time. Her tireless work over the years - she is now 88 - has won her a legion of admirers, including David Attenborough, Leonardo di Caprio, Prince Harry and Greta Thunberg who calls Goodall ‘a true hero'. She joins me to talk about the resilience of hope, whether chimpanzees have a sense of failure, her own failures in language, correspondence and motherhood, and her belief in the next generation. This was one of the most enlightening podcast interviews I've ever had the privilege of doing. Please listen!--Jane Goodall's latest book, The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times, is out next week in paperback and is available to pre-order here https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/320237/the-book-of-hope-by-goodall-jane/9780241479469--How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is hosted by Elizabeth Day, produced by Naomi Mantin and Chris Sharp. To contact us, email howtofailpod@gmail.com--Social Media:Elizabeth Day @elizabdayHow To Fail @howtofailpod Jane Goodall @janegoodallinst

Science Night
Defending Truth with David Goldstein

Science Night

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 71:31


This week we're talking about disinformation, misinformation, and effective communication with David Goldstein, chief strategist at We Defend Truth. In the news, we're revisiting our favorite protein-analyzing AI, learning about quarks in their many forms, and talking about the dos and don'ts of finding things in the brave wilderness. Your Hosts] James Reed (https://twitter.com/James_Reed3) Steffi Diem (https://twitter.com/SteffiDiem) Jason Organ (https://twitter.com/OrganJM) Our Guest David has worked on numerous local, state, and national campaigns as a pollster and strategist, for leaders ranging from President Obama and Senator Cory Booker in the US, to Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the UK and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Ukraine. Since 2016, he has collaborated with policymakers, academics and the media to establish how to protect democracy in the new digital era, and led efforts that drove record-breaking turnout for Greta Thunberg at the Global Climate Strike. Having delivered winning results/real results for Democratic candidates in deep-red states like Alabama and Tennessee, David is widely sought after by national media seeking to understand the impact of disinformation on elections. He worked closely with the New York Times in early 2020 to reveal how Democrats were still struggling with modernizing their digital/data efforts and has been featured on ABC News, Planet Money, and Bloomberg TV. Credits Editing-James Reed Mastering- James Reed Music: - Intro and Outro- Wolf Moon by Unicorn Heads | https://unicornheads.com/ | Standard YouTube License - Additional Sounds- Inside a Computer Chip by Doug Maxwell |https://www.mediarightproductions.com/ | Standard YouTube License The Science Night Podcast is a member of the Riverpower Podcast Mill (https://riverpower.xyz/) family scinight.com (www.scinight.com)

Self Care Club: Wellness, road tested
Shampoo Bar - Sustainability Series

Self Care Club: Wellness, road tested

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 28:58


The last episode in the sustainability series is shampoo. Will Nicole refuse to use it on her "luscious hair"? And is Lauren turning into Greta Thunberg? Tune in to find out more As you know clubbers, we've been nominated for Best Wellbeing Podcast. But there's one more award up for grabs, and it's chosen by YOU the listeners. Please vote for us by clicking on this link https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote?utm_source=emailoctopus&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Nominees%20Email If you like what we do here and want to be part of the club, why not follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/selfcareclubpod/ YouTube https://youtube.com/c/SelfCareClub TikTok  https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLnXyS1S/ If you want to send us an email hello@theselfcareclub.co.uk as we love hearing from you.  Studio production by @launchpodstudios Music by purpleplanet.com    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How to Travel Vegan w/Tom Simak
Paloma Costa On Giving Voices To The Youth & Indigenous Populations Around Climate Change

How to Travel Vegan w/Tom Simak

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 52:12


"If there is a forest standing, it's because there are people there standing with the forest."Today's conversation is with Paloma Costa, a Brazilian climate activist, lawyer, human rights defender, and one of the seven leaders of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change for the United Nation Secretary-General. Paloma has been speaking out about the insane inaction governments are guilty of through multiple conferences including COP26 and the UN Climate Action Summit where she talked alongside Greta Thunberg. Paloma is definitely not scared of saying it how it is, calling governements out and leading school climate strikes. For her, it's not climate change, it's the climate emergencyVideo version: https://youtu.be/xoAx4gxGYk0The key topics in today's episode:06:30 - Indigenous voices in politics14:00 - Communities are discriminated against20:30 - How to help tribes23:00 - Introducing environmentalism to the peers27:00 - What the Brazillian government should do30:30 - Cycling activism38:00 - What is climate justice40:00 - Are COPs efficient?43:30 - COP 27Resources:Connect with Paloma:Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/pcopaloma/ Twitter | https://mobile.twitter.com/pcopalomaThe Territory Film the Paloma mentioned: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt16378164/The Last Forest: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14029622/Get 10% Off Four Sigmatic With Code: PLANT10foursigmaticinternational.sjv.io/P0kPPQConnect with me:Instagram | @plant.paradigmYouTube | The Plant ParadigmTwitter | @plantparadigmWebsite | www.theplantparadigm.comSubscribe to the podcast:Apple | Spotify Stay happy,Eat plants,Peace

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 07.13.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 57:25


The Colonization of the American Psyche   Richard Gale & Gary Null Progressive Radio Network, July 12, 2022       We delude ourselves at our own peril by wrongly believing that government policy makers and the captains of private finance and industry are older and wiser. Because these people have managed to reach the top of their game, we assume they possess the intellectual acumen to steer a nation past its economic and social ills. We falsely believe they have the comprehensive skills to tackle the dire challenges that lie ahead such as a warming planet, growing cultural divisions, and an economic system on the verge of total collapse.  But as the years go by, more and more Americans are mounting questions with no realistic answers in sight. People feel we are charging blindly towards unaffordable energy costs, food insecurity, out-of-control debt and runaway inflation.  We realize we can no longer rely upon our leading institutions and the mainstream media. Our politicians constantly voice promises that are never fulfilled.    We need to realize that the colonialist perspective, which has dominated American history since its founding, cannot be completely divorced from government efforts to manipulate and control factions within the population. A colonialist mindset can never offer constructive solutions to solve problems. Promoting common ground to simmer disharmony between seeming oppositional segments of society is counterintuitive to colonialism. Rather it must rely on instilling discord, conflict, and eventually violence, either psychological or physical, in order to keep conflicts alive, which in turn validate further control, surveillance and heavy-handed measures.  Our nation's leaders and institutions believe they are the adults in the room and we their children deserve their tough love.    Consequently whatever can be weaponized in order to manipulate the sensitivities of others to keep conflicts alive is fair game. The emotions behind racial and gender tensions are weaponized to keep people divided. For example, Biden wants to criminalize parents who oppose school boards that seem determined to sexualize grammar school education. Religion has been weaponized whereby authentic religion barely exists in the American landscape anymore. Politicians on both sides of the aisle weaponize any issue contrary to their ideological goals. The Covid pandemic's controversies are manipulated so that science is weaponized against itself. Physicians and medical professionals who disagree with the pandemic's lockdowns, drug treatments, vaccine mandates and the wet market theory about the SARS-2 virus' origins, are censored, demonized and threatened with the loss of their medical licenses. However there are always blowbacks and serious repercussions when others are weaponized in order to colonize a perceived enemy psychologically or by physical force.    A fundamental problem is that the average person expects very simple solutions to otherwise extremely complex problems. Regardless of the political divide, people expect instant transformation to be backed immediately by legislation. They want their emotional biases and self-righteous believes to written into law. And the easiest solution is to create a scapegoat and then keep the victim alive and wandering in the wasteland until the problem reaches its final solution. Nazis colonized the German psyche by scapegoating Jews, gypsies, and members of the LBGT community. But of course a final solution is never reached constructively and inevitably leaves catastrophic destruction in its wake.    Instead we are led to a more rapid breakdown of the remaining threads of democracy. The educational system, the nuclear family, and the very moral fabric that keeps a culture healthy and vital collapse. Inescapably, whoever is the aggressor generates its own negative and destructive identity. The new cancel culture, which has now been absorbed into the federal government, has become the very cancer of hatred and vitriol it tries to marginalize and eradicate. One party or the other becomes vehemently juxtaposed to the opposing party as an enemy to be abolished; eventually that party identifies subliminally with the very pernicious characteristics it blames on its enemy. The powerless seize power by demonizing those less powerful. What we are witnessing is American culture being displaced by a hyperactive Hollywood dystopia.  People are displaced by technological robotism. News porn displaces pragmatic inquiry. And as we look around, we no longer have a culture that is even capable of defining itself in any way other than a psychological tyranny bent on coercive control. It is as if we inhabit a haunted house of horrors while being completely oblivious to that fact.    Perhaps it is time to regard our nation's politick as grievously and mentally unstable. For many people this is self evident. The US is the world's most anxious, depressed and mentally disturbed nation. Despite the widespread use of psychiatric drugs to palliate symptoms and enormous resources spent to tackle the epidemic of mental disorders, Americans' psychological health continues to worsen. Our ruling institutions believe they understand their own psychology but they are unquestionably clueless. The psychological fragmentation and creation of divisions in American culture are sometimes viewed as the Balkanization of American culture. This doesn't suggest that the powers that be desire to carve up the nation into separate regions hostile and uncooperative with each other. That is counter-intuitive for any government or corporate ambition to strengthen political and economic control over a population. Nevertheless it has resulted in the red and blue factions becoming more distinctly divided and hostile. The Balkanization of the American psyche is the unwanted consequence of a mentally unsound political apparatus and an equally psychologically unstable media.    Perhaps it is more accurate to regard the belligerent quagmire of factional animosity towards the “other” as a fascist colonization of the American psyche. After Trump's surprising 2016 electoral win, book sales dealing with fascism soared. Sales of Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism and Orwell's 1984 skyrocketed.  However we should be very wary of our choice of words and the real life definitions we give them. Rather than assuming the reemergence of an early 20th century fascism on American shores, perhaps we might consider the term Americanism as a unique fascist ideology contrary and in opposition to the Constitution.   In 1938, a Yale Divinity School professor, Halford Luccock, gave a sermon at Manhattan's Riverside Church. Luccock derogatorily coined the term Americanism.   “When and if fascism comes to America it will not be labeled “made in Germany'; it will not be marked with a swastika; it will not even be called fascism; it will be called, of course, ‘Americanism.”    Similar predictive warnings were not uncommon in the 1930s. The prominent social commentator H.L. Mencken gave a similar prediction. Writing for the Baltimore Sun, Mencken wrote:   “My own belief, more than once set afloat from this spot, is that it will take us, soon or late, into the stormy waters of fascism. To be sure, that fascism is not likely to be identical with the kinds on tap in Germany, Italy and Russia; indeed it is very apt to come in under the name of anti-fascism.”   In her 1939 Harper's Magazine article, Lillian Symes wrote about Huey Long's suspected prediction that “Fascism would come to America in the name of anti-fascism” (a quote often wrongly attributed to Winston Churchill)   “If a fascist movement ever triumphs in America it will undoubtedly triumph in the name of our most popular slogan – Democracy, and under the leadership of some such “friend of the common people” as the late Huey Long…. Whoever its angels and whatever their purpose, it will speak the language of a populist left.”   The fragmented Balkanization of the American psyche has certainly given rise to warring populist factions. The triumph of cancel culture, in groups such as Antifa, the radicalized factions in the race-based and gender movements, the White Fragility phenomena, and Silicon Valley social media censorship is evidence of a new emerging authoritarian Americanism growing within the ranks of the left's liberal populism.    Roosevelt's vice president Henry Wallace likewise observed signs that US's weakness might flirt with fascism.  In April 1944, the New York Times quoted Wallace stating:    “The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power... They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution… Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection."    Wallace believed that the greatest weapon to prevent fascism was to prioritize the importance of human well being above dollars and profit. He saw evidence that ‘fascism in the postwar inevitably will push steadily for Anglo-Saxon imperialism and eventually war with Russia.” Although such a war would never erupt during America's Cold War against the Soviet Union, Wallace's warning now seems to be at our doorstep. “Already American fascists,” Wallace wrote, “are talking and writing about this conflict and using it as an excuse for their internal hatreds and intolerance toward certain races creeds and classes.”  If Wallace could hear the venom spewed by the neo-con cartel surrounding Biden in the Oval Office, he would certainly see America's fascist moment on hand. However, domestically, the ultimate goal of American political conceit and elitism is to impose homogeneity across society. Thus we observe the government imposing an aberrant universal vanity not only on its own population but repeatedly upon other nations through electoral interference and military or intelligence intervention.   Another obstacle is that America's attention skills are direly week. Most Americans emotionally react to wherever the headline of the day leads them. Their priorities about the nation's most urgent challenges shift and change dramatically.  For example, when the economy is strong, global warming and the preservation of the environment are high on people's lists. Today with rising popular uncertainty, confusion and aimlessness, the percentage of people who place climate change as the single most important threat barely reaches double figures. It is only the most conscientious among us who are aware of how our activities and habits contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and the depletion of the environment.  Our international climate change summits are utterly worthless. They are little more than weeklong seminars for world leaders to learn more platitudes and more talking points for political campaigns and press conferences. Since no nation is held legally accountable by international environmental treaties, everything is voluntary and nothing essential is done. It is all smoke and mirrors to cover over Washington's guilt.   Good intentions without deep moral and spiritual understanding and resolve to act, are fruitless.  Once the intention fades from awareness, the potential to act constructively vanishes immediately. An amusing comparison can be made between Kim Kardassian's sister Kylie Jenner and green activist Greta Thunberg.   Kyle Jenner is a fashion mogul billionaire with 300 million Instagram views. She claims to be a strong proponent of protecting the planet and the environment. Yet, typically of the rich and powerful, the sincerity of their claims are questionable. She has a closet stacked with hundreds of pairs of shoes. She is a massive consumer who travels in a private jet. Contrast Kylie's faux environmentalism with Greta Thunberg, and her 12 million social media followers, who rails against the acerbic hypocrisy of national presidents, prime ministers and business leaders. Kylie and Greta both claim to have a mission to protect the planet.  Yet one is a habitual spender; the other is an extraordinarily conscientious consumer. One is a plastic manikin of media hype and privileged elitism; the other aggressively challenges the fossil fuel, lumber, mining and livestock industries. Kylie flaunts empty words; Greta pragmatically persuades us in taking account of our lives. There can never be a sustainable future if we are unable to disengage from current American standards of living, consumerism, dietary habits and modes of transportation.    Fortunately distrust in government and the media is growing exponentially. Yet sadly this will not solve our population's growing disorientation in US's new no-mans-land. Similar to the warnings given seven decades ago, the American media has been fully captured by private and secretive national security interests. We hear the dreaded dirge of a single official mantra; that is, increase irrational hope, surrender your independence and individuality, leave your reason at the door and obey your elected leaders and the unelected cartels that keep them in office. Only a tiny percent of the US population actually controls the larger national dialogues and agendas, both domestic and foreign. But a new generation of technocrats, groomed in the halls of the culture wars of division, condemnation and conquest are now entering the halls of government, finance and corporate boardrooms.  These are new shock troops that are leading the assault to colonize the American psyche, the mass formation of a distinctly American hive mentality, that forebodes far worse things to come in the near future.

Money Talks with Michael Campbell

Mike talks the high cost of virtue signalling. Contra the Herd's Benj Gallander weighs in on whether the market has fallen enough to get him interested. A scary Greta Thunberg quote, plus a shocking stat that will blow you away on what you're really paying for food.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg
E86: Macro outlook: jobs, housing, inflation + Dutch farmers protests & EU climate missteps

All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 83:33 Very Popular


0:00 Bestie open: Sacks' shopping spree 2:15 Macro outlook: jobs, consumer sentiment, housing, inflation, finding a bottom 39:21 Turkish government finds ~694 million mt of rare earth reserves & EU reclassifies nuclear & natural gas as "green" 48:58 Dutch farmers protests: root causes, how to move forward with smarter legislation 1:09:39 Biden's decline, Bezos responds to Biden's tweet on bringing gas prices down Follow the besties: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://rb.gy/tppkzl https://twitter.com/yung_spielburg Intro Video Credit: https://twitter.com/TheZachEffect Referenced in the show: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/JTSJOL https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/06/jolts-job-openings-may-2022-.html https://www.bls.gov/charts/job-openings-and-labor-turnover/hire-seps-rates.htm https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-job-openings-dip-to-11-3-million-but-labor-market-still-historically-strong-11657122659 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-06/fed-sees-more-restrictive-rates-possible-if-inflation-persists https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/12/net-international-migration-at-lowest-levels-in-decades.html https://www.investing.com/economic-calendar/cb-consumer-confidence-48 https://finance.yahoo.com/news/consumer-confidence-conference-board-june-2022-143536146.html https://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/data/existing-home-sales#chart-existing-home-sales-vs-30yr-rate https://www.marketwatch.com/story/consumer-sentiment-drops-to-record-low-as-inflation-worries-grip-u-s-11656079725 https://www.forbes.com/sites/darreonnadavis/2022/07/05/88-of-americans-say-us-is-on-wrong-track/ https://thehill.com/policy/finance/3525909-56-percent-in-new-poll-believe-us-is-in-recession/ https://twitter.com/BillAckman/status/1544057786065092609 https://news.metal.com/newscontent/101881567/Turkey-Discovers-694-million-mt-of-Rare-Earth-Element-Reserves-with-Infrastructure-Construction-Starting-This-Year/ https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/eu-parliament-vote-green-gas-nuclear-rules-2022-07-06/ https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1544380486654590983 https://mobile.twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/1544573867804348416 https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/eu-parliament-vote-green-gas-nuclear-rules-2022-07-06/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-01/jpmorgan-sees-stratospheric-380-oil-on-worst-case-russian-cut https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/explainer-dutch-farmers-protesting-emissions-85848026 https://www.amazon.com/The-Alchemy-of-Air-Thomas-Hager-audiobook/dp/B0046Y0BP0/ref=sr_1_1 https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/monmouthpoll_us_070522/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-22/eurizon-fund-holds-unloved-assets-to-beat-peers-in-esg-market https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/07/uk-boris-johnson-resignation/ https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1543263229006254080 https://twitter.com/JeffBezos/status/1543409762867494912 https://twitter.com/JeffBezos/status/1525309091970699265 https://twitter.com/chamath/status/1544370315379109888

The Todd Herman Show
How to create mass murderers - Episode 182 - Hour 1 How To Create Mass Murderers

The Todd Herman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 55:56


THE THESIS: Unless we invite God back into everything and, in so doing, utterly change America, we can all expect many more mass murder events as we will absolutely suffer through this next few years.   THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES:  Jeremiah 2 - Israel forsakes God 1 John 1:8-10 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. THE NEWS & COMMENT: Single out and dehumanize groups - never remind people that God loves all of us equally Billy DeBlasio expressed concern for the same Jewish Community he threatened with arrest for gathering together for religious ceremonies and traditions Ignore obvious cries for help from young people and make it nearly impossible for society to helo them while correcting behaviors  Highland Park shooting suspect was ‘known to law enforcement' The suspect had a fascination with mass shootings and rapped about it. Break people's minds by creating a societal environment where the only want to feel psychologically safe is to accept absolute gibberish and pretend it's true - never speak God's Word as truth. The alleged murderer had pronouns in his profile Isolate kids with only pseudo-connections, never speak of the Body of Christ, never even bring it up.  His “likes” on social media lean left, but also decry racism and ant-semitism  In other words, the young man is probably absolutely psychotic . . . so, was that always the case? Alex Berenson has been tracking something for about a decade that may well have contributed to this. And, HUGE surprise, it's being pushed on American kids . . . The New York Times has woken up on cannabis, all at once. This is from an article today. NOT yesterday's - a different one. - June 24, 2022 Cannabis may now cause one in four new cases of schizophrenia in men; This stunning figure - from a Danish researcher last week at a top international psychiatry conference - spells a mental health crisis and a crushing blow for advocates of cannabis legalization And, WAY, WAY back to the massacre of children and teachers in Texas--a massacre cops refused to try to stop--we have this reference, also tracked by Berenson: Cannabis causes psychosis. Psychosis causes violence. You know what else causes psychosis? The Party's constant terrorizing of young people and rewarding extremist babble . . .  [AUDIO] - MSNBC Puts On Radical Youngster Decrying 'Clear Descent Into Fascism' . . . On Saturday morning, MSNBC host Zerlina Maxwell interviewed 20-year-old radical leftist Jamie Margolin, “founder of the youth-led climate activist group Zero Hour.” The rabble-rouser went straight for the panic button, saying recent Supreme Court decisions on abortion and climate are a “judicial coup” and a “clear descent into fascism.” Maxwell began by explaining the Supreme Court gave a setback to Team Biden's "ambitious climate agenda," and that's "a really big deal." She brought on Margolin and highlighted her Greta Thunberg-style tweet: "You tweeted the Supreme Court is a deadly threat to our earth and all life on it." [AUDIO] - EXC: Top New Biden Staffer Defended Underage, Gay Prostitution Website Raided By Feds in Jaw-Dropping 2015 Article. Sam Brinton, recently hired by the Biden administration, has a number of deeply concerning views about young people and sex work. The people who run Joe Biden intend to force Florida to let so-called “teachers” indoctrinate kindergarteners in all things sex and gender confusion Children's Library Association Pushes Gender Confusion On Kids With Pro-LGBT Summer Reading List  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Keen On Democracy
George Monbiot on How to Feed the World Without Devouring the Planet

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 41:17


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by George Monbiot, author of Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet. George Monbiot is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental campaigner. His best-selling books include Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life and Heat: How To Stop the Planet Burning; his latest is Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis. George cowrote the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness with musician Ewan McLennan, and has made a number of viral videos. One of them, adapted from his 2013 TED talk, How Wolves Change Rivers, has been viewed on YouTube over 40 million times. Another, on Natural Climate Solutions, which he co-presented with Greta Thunberg, has been watched over 60 million times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duolingo Spanish Podcast
Climate Heroes - Marching for Change in Argentina

Duolingo Spanish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 20:11 Very Popular


A young Argentinian is inspired by Greta Thunberg to create one of Argentina's most influential environmental organizations. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Morgonpasset i P3
Domen mot R Kelly, G7-gänget machohånar Putin och Sveriges roll i klimatkrisen

Morgonpasset i P3

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 91:51


Årets stora debatt: Robotdammsugare vs. "vanlig" dammsugare! Är Harry Styles ett as!? Vår musikreporter Moa Lindstedt har gjort en P3 Nyheter dokumentär om domen mot R Kelly. Effie Karabuda från P3 Spel berättar om AIn som lärt sig spela Minecraft lika bra som en människa. P3 Nyheters Babs Drougge rapporterar om kurdisk oro efter Nato-dealen och att G7-gänget machohånar Putin. Alexandra Urisman Otto har blivit utsedd till årets klimatjournalist 2021 och skrivit en bok om Greta Thunberg. Programledare: David Druid, Sara Kinberg och Torbjörn Averås Skorup

Morgonpasset i P3 – Gästen
Så hänger rekordvärmen ihop med klimatkrisen

Morgonpasset i P3 – Gästen

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 29:37


Alexandra Urisman Otto har blivit utsedd till årets klimatjournalist 2021 och skrivit en bok om Greta Thunberg, hon är till vardags klimatreporter på Dagens Nyheter. Det har varit en rekordvarm midsommarhelg och enligt Alexandra så visar forskningen tydligt att alla värmeböljor påverkas av klimatförändringarna. Vi pratar om skam och skuld som metod för förändring och om Sverige är ett föregångsland när det kommer till utsläppsminskningar, som det ofta framställs som. Programledare: David Druid, Sara Kinberg och Torbjörn Averås Skorup

Laurent Gerra
BONUS - Si Laurent Gerra était en politique (3/5)

Laurent Gerra

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 1:44


Fin août 2019, Greta Thunberg débarquait à New-York à bord d'un voilier, afin de participer au sommet de l'ONU sur le climat. José Bové et Jean-Luc Bennahmias était alors sur RTL pour débattre de cette présence si commentée.

The Howie Carr Radio Network
AOC, Warren and Greta, Oh My! - 6.28.22 - Hour 3

The Howie Carr Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 38:37


Howie talks about Greta Thunberg in the news again crashing a music festival to preach the gospel of climate change and AOC calls for abortion clinics on federal land in red states.

Inspiring Leadership with Jonathan Bowman-Perks MBE
#216: Graham Brown & Jonathan Bowman-Perks

Inspiring Leadership with Jonathan Bowman-Perks MBE

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 80:44


PurposeTo stimulate the audience to raise their game, develop their leadership talent and be stimulated by the insights and playful “banter” between two passionate Broadcasters, in order that they can make a positive impact on their businesses, their own work and their lives. Objectives:To have fun, spar and have a healthy competition with a pair of hostsTo listen to each other with heart and soulTo have deeply authentic, open, vulnerable and courageous conversationsTo stimulate each other to share insights on leadership and lifeTo do our homework and bring new insights on leaders in the news and booksTo help individuals and organisations globallyTo be of such added value that we make our audiences hungry for the next episode OUR TOP INSPIRING LEADERSHIP ROLE MODELSGraham: Robert F Kennedy - a man who changed his views and embraced diversity and yet was serially unfaithful MLK - the power of storytelling, the “mountain top” etc Greta Thunberg - the 20 year old climate change “activist”Jacinda Ardern NZ PMSteven SpielbergMalala YousafaziSouichiro HondaBill Gates - Gates foundation from Microsoft (Melinda)Tim Cook Angela Merkel Jack Ma?Jonathan:Oprah WinfreyFlorence NightingaleSir Ernest Shackleton General the Lord Dannatt The Emperor Marcus Aurelius General Colin PowellAmelia EarhartRosa ParksMother TheresaThomas EdisonWarren BuffetINSPIRING BOOKSWhat's your favourite book on leadership and life and what would we learn from it?Jonathan: It worked for me: In Leadership & Life by General Colin Powell TUNE IN NEXT MONTHNext month we look forward and discuss MQ - Morals Integrity Values Principles & BeliefsOUR ASKWe ask YOU the audience to send questions in to our 2 websites Jonathanperks.com or Pikkal.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

London Calling
Oxford Blues

London Calling

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 49:15


In this week’s London Calling, James and Toby discuss James’ college reunion where he had an awkward encounter with Kate Bingham, ex-head of the Vaccine Taskforce; Toby’s last college gaudy, where the headmaster of Harrow made a good joke about recognising lots of former left-wing radicals in the audience because he’d seen them at Harrow open days; Greta Thunberg’s appearance at Glastonbury... Source

Steingarts Morning Briefing – Der Podcast
“Der Westen ist in der Defensive.“

Steingarts Morning Briefing – Der Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 34:28


Im Interview: Diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger über den Status Quo der G7, defensive Sinnstiftung und Sanktionsmaßnahmen im Spiegel russischer Propaganda. Das Wochenende der Reaktionen: Nach dem Supreme-Court Urteil zu Schwangerschaftsabbrüchen in den USA offenbart sich einmal mehr das gespaltene Land! Koalitionsstreit kündigt sich an: Kommt das AUS für den Verbrennungsmotor wirklich 2035? “Born to be liberal” statt “Born to be wild”: Die FDP gründet eigenen Motorradclub! Greta Thunbergs großer Auftritt auf dem Glastonbury Festival: Wie gereift die Klima-Aktivistin?

On the Time Lash
130. Benni-Verthy-Vici

On the Time Lash

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 117:54


Ben and Mark are joined by the internet's foremost 'Orphan 55' expert Pete Lambert of the Trap One podcast to discuss all-inclusive holidays, Greta Thunberg, spunk gags, and much, much more in Ed Hime's difficult second episode. In the second half, they pair the mysterious planet of Orphan 55 with Robert Holmes' 'The Mysterious Planet'. As the Lash Lads bring the Trial of a Timelord to a close with the serial's very beginning, the three of them discuss Joan Sims' needs, the genius of Sabalom Glitz, and Ben, rather than clickbait miner Mark, generates a complex Doctor Who theory that ties the Trial with the Timeless Child. Support the show

All Things Policy
Will early education help in combating climate change?

All Things Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 29:49


Climate change conversations have been happening worldwide for years. However, they have only remained as conversations with very little impact-generating action being taken. Priyal D'almeida talks to Mahek Nankani regarding climate change, who is responsible and how effective conversations to combat climate change should start in schools.Follow Mahek on Twitter: https://twitter.com/maheknankaniFollow Priyal on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/lynciapriyalCheck out Takshashila's courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other incredible shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
ClimateMoney, Helping people to limit their carbon footprint with David Boles

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 3:06


On this Podcast, Diana Paiva is joined by David Boles, CEO of climatemoney, a banking app that allows customers to automatically know the carbon footprint of their purchases and lifestyle emissions. He explains the purpose of climatemoney and the change they are making to fight against climate change. David Boles also talks about blockchain in the environment and talks about climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Helping people to limit their carbon footprint David Boles David Boles is the CEO of the Climatemoney Fintech, climatemoney. A graduate of UCD's Civil and Environmental Engineering programme, he was honoured in 2018 for his work on carbon mitigation in the multipoint emission sectors. David's innovative approach to emission reduction programmes, expressed via the startup climatemoney lays out a pathway to achieving net-zero emissions beyond political soundbites of pledges and targets set. My first podcast ever went live on the Irish Tech news.#climatechange #climateaction #climatecrisis #climatesolution #tech #podcast #FridaysForFuture #ClimateEmergency David Boles (@boles400) June 18, 2022 ClimateMoney, empowering your money for climate action By you for everyone. We're just the mechanism. Time. We haven't much left. The app to build a sustainable future. About Diana Paiva Diana is currently interning with Irish Tech News. She graduated from Birkbeck University, with a degree in modern languages and she is currently doing a master's in Journalism at the University of Roehampton. She has an interest in technology, fashion, and the environment. Starting her master's in journalism made her realise that she has a passion to report and write people's stories. After graduation, her main priority is to find a job in communications or public relations. Diana Paiva is active on social media platforms, including Twitter, and LinkedIn. See more podcasts here. More about Irish Tech News Irish Tech News are Ireland's No. 1 Online Tech Publication and often Ireland's No.1 Tech Podcast too. You can find hundreds of fantastic previous episodes and subscribe using whatever platform you like via our Anchor.fm page here: If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Podcast email us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie now to discuss. Irish Tech News have a range of services available to help promote your business. Why not drop us a line at Info@IrishTechNews.ie now to find out more about how we can help you reach our audience. You can also find and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.

Dumbasses Talking Politics
Episode 558 - When Ideology Meets Reality

Dumbasses Talking Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 32:26


Pro-baby killers continue to protest in front of the homes of the Supreme Court Justices but their protests are just getting dumber. Joe Biden better start worrying about impeachments next year because he keeps breaking the law. And Germany's ideology has finally hit the hard wall of reality. Maybe they shouldn't have sculpted policy from Greta Thunberg.

The Irish Tech News Podcast
Helping people to limit their carbon footprint with David Boles

The Irish Tech News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 30:18


On this Podcast, Diana Paiva is joined by David Boles, CEO of climatemoney, a banking app that allows customers to automatically know the carbon footprint of their purchases and lifestyle emissions. He explains the purpose of climatemoney and the change they are making to fight against climate change. David Boles also talks about blockchain in the environment and talks about climate change activist Greta Thunberg. David Boles is the CEO of the Climatemoney Fintech, climatemoney. A graduate of UCD's Civil and Environmental Engineering programme, he was honoured in 2018 for his work on carbon mitigation in the multipoint emission sectors. David's innovative approach to emission reduction programmes, expressed via the startup climatemoney lays out a pathway to achieving net-zero emissions beyond political soundbites of pledges and targets set. About Diana Paiva Diana is currently interning with Irish Tech News. She graduated from Birkbeck University, with a degree in modern languages and she is currently doing a master's in Journalism at the University of Roehampton. She has an interest in technology, fashion, and the environment. Starting her master's in journalism made her realise that she has a passion to report and write people's stories. After graduation, her main priority is to find a job in communications or public relations. Diana Paiva is active on social media platforms, including Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Outrage and Optimism
159. How to Feed the World without Devouring the Planet

Outrage and Optimism

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 63:44


Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet is the title of George Monbiot's new book and an essential challenge that we explore in this Future of Food episode, with the help of George and three other guests committed to transforming our food system. As the current global food crisis continues to push more and more people to the brink of starvation, join us as we take a deep dive into the root causes of the crisis. Surface with a diverse and exciting range of solutions that could ensure we have a ‘glocal' diverse food system, and a paradigm shift in the way we produce protein that regenerates our planet and feeds our population.    Our four contributors to this episode are: George Monbiot, celebrated author, activist and environmentalist; Dr Laura Pereira, Associate Professor at the Global Change Institute at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University in Sweden; Dr Ruchika Singh, Director of Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration at the WRI or World Resources Institute in India; and Josh Tetrick, Co-Founder and CEO of Just Eat Inc.  You can find their short biographies and links to their work and media platforms below.    All of our guests were incredible, but a special acknowledgement goes to Ruchika who recorded her interview during the middle of a heat wave in India. It should bring home to us all how climate change is already severely affecting particular regions right now.    A huge thanks as ever to The Ikea Foundation for supporting us with the making of this episode. Please check out their wonderful work using the links below:  Website | Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram | —   Christiana + Tom's book ‘The Future We Choose' is available now!   Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter!   —   Mentioned links from the episode: George's mentions: Solar Foods the precision fermentation company mentioned by George Monbiot who are making food from thin air.  Definitely one to watch!  The Land Institute - Perennial Crops  - the initiative mentioned by George Monbiot Tolhurst Organic - The Oxfordshire Farmer doing incredible things with soil mentioned by George Monbiot Laura's Mentions Scaling Out, Scaling Up, Scaling Deep  by Michelle Moore.  You can read up to 100 articles per month for free on this site if you register.   Ruchika's Mentions The Land Accelerator | World Resources Institute TerraFund for AFR100 —   Thank you to our guests this week:   George Monbiot, Author, Environmentalist and Activist (photo credit Guy Reece) George Monbiot is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental activist. His best-selling books include Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life, Heat: how to stop the planet burning, and Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis. George cowrote the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness with musician Ewan McLennan, and has made a number of viral videos. One of them, adapted from his 2013 TED Talk, How Wolves Change Rivers, has been viewed on YouTube over 40m times. Another, on Natural Climate Solutions, that he co-presented with Greta Thunberg, has been watched over 60m times.  George's latest book, Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet, was published in May 2022.   Website | Twitter | YouTube | TikTok   Dr Laura Pereira, Associate Professor at the Global Change Institute at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University in Sweden Dr Laura Pereira is a member of the Seeds of Good Anthropocenes project and leads two current projects, the first is a Formas funded project entitled “Seeding transformative futures for people and nature in Africa ” and the other is an H2020 project in collaboration with EAT called “Foodtrails”. She also works with Guillermo Ortuño Crespo on a small project to realise transformative scenarios for the high seas using the Nature Futures Framework. Pereira co-ordinates the SRC's module of the Bosch Stiftung Transformational Leadership Post-doc Academy. She is also actively involved in MSc student supervision and gives a lecture on sustainability transformations as part of the MSc course. Pereira holds a DPhil in Geography and Environmental Science from the University of Oxford. She completed her BSc (Hons) majoring in Zoology, Ecology and Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and read for an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy at St Hilda's College, Oxford. Twitter   Dr Ruchika Singh, Director - Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration, WRI India Dr. Ruchika Singh leads the Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration programme in India. Till January 2019, Ruchika anchored the restoration opportunity assessments for the Landscape Restoration programme at WRI India. Ruchika brings over eighteen years of extensive experience of conducting evidence-based research, programme management, assessments and evaluations related to various aspects of forest, water, tenure, resource rights, landscape management and governance issues, taking into consideration social inclusion and gender, from an interdisciplinary lens. Ruchika also contributes to Cities4Forests, an initiative focused on helping cities better conserve, manage, and restore inner forests (such as city trees and urban parks), nearby forests (such as green corridors and watersheds) and faraway forests (such as tropical and boreal forests). Ruchika works closely with Kochi (India) to help them maximize benefits from trees and forests for water, air quality, biodiversity, climate, livelihoods and more. WRI India LinkedIn  | Twitter | Facebook |  Instagram   Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO, Eat Just, Inc. Josh Tetrick is CEO & co-founder of Eat Just, Inc., a food technology company with a mission to build a healthier, safer and more sustainable food system in our lifetimes. The company's expertise, from functionalizing plant proteins to culturing animal cells, is powered by a world-class team of scientists and chefs spanning more than a dozen research disciplines. Eat Just created America's fastest-growing egg brand, which is made entirely of plants, and the world's first-to-market meat made from animal cells instead of slaughtered livestock. Prior to founding Eat Just, Tetrick led a United Nations business initiative in Kenya and worked for both former President Clinton and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. As Fulbright Scholar, Tetrick taught schoolchildren in Nigeria and South Africa and is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School. Tetrick has been named one of Fast Company's “Most Creative People in Business,” Inc.'s “35 Under 35” and Fortune's “40 Under 40.” Eat Just has been recognized as one of Fast Company's “Most Innovative Companies,” Entrepreneur's “100 Brilliant Companies,” CNBC's “Disruptor 50” and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. GOOD Meat                            Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram                    JUST Egg Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram — Big thanks to the talented team at Airaphon who helped edit and mixed this show for us this week. Check them out: Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Website —   Keep up with Christiana Figueres online Instagram | Twitter   Tom Rivett-Carnac Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn   Paul Dickinson LinkedIn | Twitter   —   Follow @OutrageOptimism on social media and send us a message! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn   Don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss another episode of Outrage + Optimism!

Outrage Factory
210: That Shit Don't Fly

Outrage Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 74:02


What made the internet angry this week?Dale hasn't flown in 4 years because Greta Thunberg told him not to. We're not whiskey and cigar guys. Listen to Whit. Air Canada has been officially put on blast but not only Ryan Whitney but Derek as well. The problem with Twitter. Bieber has facial paralysis. Maybe we should all get guns if bears are coming to the city. It is not Morbin time. Super Hero movie talk. Should we do super hero movie reviews for the patreon? The movie netflix was supposed to put out in august staring Will Smith is still cancelled.    Find us:Web outragefactory.comTwitter @OutrageFactPodInsta @outrage_factoryTik Tok @dalederuiterFacebook www.facebook.com/outragefactpodReddit r/OutragefactorypodEmail Outragefactpod@gmail.comCheck out our redbubble swag https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/49661850

SBS Russian - SBS на русском языке
Activist Arshak Makichyan: "This is a trial against all Russians with non-Slavic background" - Экоактивист Аршак Макичян: «Это суд против всех нерусских россиян»

SBS Russian - SBS на русском языке

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 12:35


Arshak Makichyan, environmental activist and Greta Thunberg's ally, is risking to loose his Russian citizenship. After he openely spoke against the Russian invasion to Ukraine, Russian government started a case against him in order to strip him off his citizenship. - Аршака Макичяна, экоактивиста и соратника Греты Тунберг, власти России пытаются лишить гражданства. Он выступает против войны в Украине. 

Deep Transformation
David Loy (Part 2) - Growing from Bodhisattva to Ecosattva: Integrating Personal Practice and Global Activism

Deep Transformation

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 38:20


Ep. 28 (Part 2 of 2) | David Loy, Zen teacher, scholar, and prolific author, reveals his acute understanding of the crises we face today, the psychology at the root of the problems, and how we can make our way forward in this in-depth discussion. He has adopted the term ecodharma to focus attention on the challenge Buddhism faces now: integrating personal transformation with global activism and social transformation. As David points out, the focus needs to be on this world, with transcendence being a metaphorical understanding but not an excuse to abandon the problems we and our planet face today.  Besides gaining great depth of knowledge from being a scholar and student of koans, David's insights come from a plethora of nondual experiences, which led David on a path of eco-action. Ecodharma asks: How does Buddhism need to change? How much is dwelling in emptiness becoming problematical in these challenging times? What's best for the Earth? Everyone says practice, practice, practice…when is the performance? Is evolutionary pressure going to create a new way of living sustainably? Recorded February 22, 2020.  “When your sense of separation dissipates, it becomes not what's in it for me, but what can I do to help make this a better world for everybody?” Note: Regrettably 4 minutes of the recording were irretrievably lost at minute 21:26, but thankfully, the recording resumes just as Roger succinctly sums up the previous minutes of conversation. Also, this podcast was recorded live and includes, at times, some extraneous noises in the background. Please excuse them -- we felt the conversation was very valuable and well worth sharing with our audience. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. (For Apple Podcast users, https://deeptransformation.io/david-loy-2-bodhisattva-to-ecosattva-integrating-personal-practice-and-global-activism/ (click here to view the complete show notes on the episode page.)) Topics & Time Stamps - Part 2The role of technology, moving into an age of virtual reality, and the creation of supernormal stimuli (01:41) Ecodharma: addressing the need for a new understanding of practice and walking the bodhisattva/ecosattva path (04:37)  Keeping “don't know” mind in the face of the eco-crisis (09:57) How can Buddhism contribute to facing the critical issues of our time? (10:54) The Extinction Rebellion, a grassroots direct action movement (11:49) The election of Trump has highlighted our problems in making them worse (15:16) The problem of complacency (17:24) What signifies that one has started to walk the bodhisattva path? (19:42) Desire versus craving (21:26) Karma yoga and not being attached to the outcome (22:14) The cycle of withdrawal and return common to those people who have contributed the most to humankind (23:45) The deepest challenge of our practice is integrating the knowledge that everything is perfect, but also knowing action is needed to improve things (26:36) Evolutionary psychology, the evolution of religion, and what we need to do today (28:18) What socially engaged Buddhism has to contribute (34:02) The challenge of the gnostic intermediary to transmit a wisdom tradition across cultures and across time (34:59) Resources & References - Part 2https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/eo-wilson-conservation-legend-90-save-space-for-nature-save-planet (Edward O. Wilson), aka the Darwin of the 21st century Guhyapati, founder of the https://www.ecodharma.com (Eco-Dharma Centre) in northeast Spain David Loy and Guhyapati, https://oneearthsangha.org/articles/remaking-our-dharma/ (Remaking Our Dharma: Expanding the Scope of Ecodharma) David Loy, co-founder of the https://rmerc.org (Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center) David Loy, "https://cetr.net/en/the-bodhisattva-path-in-the-trump-era/ (The Bodhisattva Path in the Trump Era)"  https://fridaysforfuture.org/ (Greta Thunberg and the School Strike for Climate)...

Heat Death of the Universe
149 - Wittgenstein Was Far More Based Than Elon Musk

Heat Death of the Universe

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 95:59


One of our longest cold opens yet. Colombian electoral politics take a tentatively promising leftward turn. Mass shootings, American exceptionalism par excellence. A dipshit congress-thing weighs in on the discourse and let's us know that wokeness and CRT are the main culprits for causing mass shootings. Weird, obsessive clickbait harassing Greta Thunberg is clicked upon, discussed. Marjorie Taylor Greene makes a *shockingly* *stupid* proclamation, and has four less syllables in her name than AOC. Elon Musk can't code and is just another boring villain who happens to shitpost. Biden and Modi have a big idiot's laugh about how nations across the world handled the totally, very much so, now eradicated coronavirus pandemic. Commiserate on Discord: discord.gg/aDf4Yv9PrYSupport: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Blacktop WastelandJNM's Recommendations: (1) Benedetta (2) MoonfallFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningColombia elections: Left wins historic victory against narco-regimeColombia's far-right presidential candidate praised Hitler: Millionaire Rodolfo Hernández goes to runoff“False positives”: The cold-blooded murder of over 6,400 poor civilians by Colombian military assassins between 2002 and 2008The Uvalde massacre and the pathological violence of American lifehttps://massshootingtracker.site/It's 21 weeks into the year and America has already seen 213 mass shootingsThis Republican senator thinks 'wokeness' is the cause of mass shootingsMarjorie Taylor Greene predicts straight people will soon be extinctDogecoin co-creator says Elon Musk is a grifter who doesn't know how to run basic codeELON MUSK IS NOT A RENEGADE OUTSIDER – HE'S A MASSIVE PENTAGON CONTRACTORA revealing exchange took place between US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it

Cincinnati Edition
Jessie Montgomery is one to watch in the classical music world

Cincinnati Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 10:42


Montgomery's new work "I Have Something to Say" is described as an imagined interaction between American abolitionist Sojourner Truth and environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

Cincinnati Edition
Jessie Montgomery is one to watch in the classical music world

Cincinnati Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 10:42


Montgomery's new work "I Have Something to Say" is described as an imagined interaction between American abolitionist Sojourner Truth and environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

The Chris Voss Show
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made by David Gergen

The Chris Voss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 35:06


Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made by David Gergen A powerful guide to the art of leadership from David Gergen—former White House adviser to four US presidents, CNN analyst, and founder of the Harvard Center for Public Leadership. As nations careen from one crisis to the next, there is a growing cry for fresh leadership. Those in charge have repeatedly fallen short, and trust in institutions has plummeted. So, what does great leadership look like? And how are great leaders made? David Gergen, a leader in the public arena for more than half a century, draws from his experiences as a White House adviser to four presidents, his decades as a trusted voice on national issues, and years of teaching and mentoring young people to offer a stirring playbook for the next generation of change-makers. To uncover the fundamental elements of effective leadership, Gergen traces the journeys of iconic leaders past and present, from pathbreakers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Lewis, John McCain, and Harvey Milk to historic icons like Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, and Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, to contemporary game changers like Greta Thunberg, the Parkland students, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Leadership is a journey that starts from within, Gergen writes. A leader must become self-aware and then achieve self-mastery. You cannot lead others until you can lead yourself. As you start to leap into the world, you begin your outer journey, overcoming setbacks, persuading others, empowering them, and navigating crises—armed with a sense of history, humor, passion, and purpose. By linking lessons of the past with the ever-changing practice of leadership today, Gergen reveals the time-tested secrets of dynamic leadership. An indispensable manual, Hearts Touched with Fire distills experience and wisdom of the past into an invaluable guide for leaders of our future.

Té con Sorité
T05 Episodio 81. Greta Thunberg: juventud, bullying y activismo

Té con Sorité

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 57:44


Greta Thunberg es una joven activista medioambiental y luchadora contra el cambio climático que desde la adolescencia se ha convertido es un fenómeno global que ha inspirado a millones de personas. La joven activista sueca fundó la campaña de huelga escolar frente al parlamento sueco ue derivó en un movimiento climático mundial llamado Fridays for Future para concientizar sobre la emergencia climática y la urgente necesidad de que los gobiernos tomen medidas integrales rápidamente. Desde entonces, ha viajado por el mundo para hacer campaña sobre el cambio climático y fue nominada para el Premio Nobel de la Paz. Sin embargo, ha sido fuertemente criticada por ser "contraproducente para la causa", acusada de ser una "marioneta" de ciertos actores, invisibilidad a otras activistas por su "privilegio blanco" y ha sido víctima junto a su familia de acoso. Esta semana en Té con Sorité tomamos el caso de Greta Thunberg para discutir sobre el activismo por la justicia climática, el adultocentrismo y el rol de las juventudes en las luchas globales, y la necesidad de visibilizar la importancia de erradicar el bullying. Ilustraciones del podcast por Camila Valencia y música del podcast por Matías Vásquez. No olvides seguirnos y escucharnos en todas las plataformas y conocer más de nuestros proyectos y actividades en nuestro sitio web www.leclubdete.cl.

The Great America Show with Lou Dobbs
STEVE BANNON SAYS THE BIDEN CABINET IS THE MOST RADICAL REGIME EVER IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

The Great America Show with Lou Dobbs

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 54:40 Very Popular


Bannon says the Biden Admin. is trying to kill the carbon economy. “You can't act like Greta Thunberg then blame soaring gas prices on Putin.” U.S. must defend Taiwan. If China  takes it, the American economy would drop dead. Ukraine is not our ally. China is a transnational criminal organization.   UPDATE: Jack Posobiec detained in Davos and joins us to tell us what happened to him and his crew at the hands of the World Economic Forum Police.  GUESTS: STEVE BANNON, BANNON'S WARROOM AND JACK POSOBIEC, HUMAN EVENTS DAILY

Earthkeepers: A Circlewood Podcast on Creation Care and Spirituality
Brian McLaren on his new book Do I Stay Christian?

Earthkeepers: A Circlewood Podcast on Creation Care and Spirituality

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 55:48


In this special encore of a recent webcast, we'll be in conversation with Brian McLaren about his book called Do I Stay Christian: A guide for the doubters, the disappointed, and the disillusioned. I'll be cohosting with Victoria Loorz of the Wild Church Network, and Kate Davis from the Center for Transforming Engagement at The Seattle School. Together we'll pay particular attention to the Brian's ideas about something Brian calls “re-wilding.” As he describes it in his book, re-wilding is all about re-aligning and re-orienting our hearts, minds, and bodies with the natural world. Re-wilding is about re-connecting to the earth as our teacher, and seeking the wisdom that is found in wilderness. Comments or questions?  Send us an email: earthkeepers@circlewood.online Guests:Brian McLarenHis new book Do I Stay Christian? A guide for the doubters, the disappointed, and the disillusionedVictoria LoorzHer new book Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the SacredSeminary of the Wild & Wild Church NetworkKate Davis The Center for Transforming Engagement Mentions:  Dr. Miguel De La Torre - theologian Greta Thunberg - activist Janus faced - definition Ilia Delio - Franciscan nun & theologian Karenna Gore - Union Seminary vision quest definition J. Drew Lanham - biologist & poet Randy Woodley Richard Twiss Robin Wall Kimmerer - scientist, author,  Mark Charles - writer Kaitlin Curtice - poet & writer Key Words:re-wilding, wild church, forest church, nones and dones, earth stewardship, yoga, outdoor church, post-evangelical, creation theology, Josh Packard

Make Your Damn Bed
Day 462 || save the planet (but like, for real)

Make Your Damn Bed

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 6:07


"Organizing is a democratic strategy used by social movements, labor unions, under-represented communities, and marginalized groups to gain rights, win collective political power, and create positive change. 7+ million people went on climate strike this past month (in a single week). And much of this shift has been led by newer movements like Extinction Rebellion, Sunrise Movement, and the Greta Thunberg-inspired Friday's For Future / Youth Strike for Climate. What's particularly impressive is all three are largely decentralized, grassroots movements that are at most one to two years old."Link to resources + groups already putting in the work: https://www.brightest.io/climate-change-solutionThe opinions expressed by Julie Merica and Make Your Damn Bed Podcast are intended for entertainment purposes only. Make Your Damn Bed podcast is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained or presented is for general information purposes only. All content is presented on an "as-is" basis. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/make-your-damn-bed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Tous Parano
Le Réchauffement Climatique

Tous Parano

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 66:46


Chaud devant ! Mensonges de climatologue, alarmisme du GIEC, arnaques à l'énergie verte, business du carbone, nouvelle religion cataclysmique, le réchauffement planétaire causé par l'homme serait un mythe construit pour nous préparer à l'avènement d'une dictature écologique. Dans cet épisode, Gaël et Geoffroy prennent la température du complot climatique et sondent les arguments de ceux qui restent froids devant l'apocalypse environnementale annoncée.   Musique : Thibaud R. Habillage sonore / mixage : Alexandre Lechaux Contact: tousparano@gmail.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Tous-Parano-106178481205195/

City Cast Denver
She's a Globe-Trotting Climate Justice Warrior. And She's Only 11.

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 15:27


Move over Greta Thunberg, Colorado's got its own wunderkind climate champion. Her name is Madhvi Chittoor. She's 11-years-old, and she lives with her parents in Arvada. But every chance she gets, Chittoor zips across the world speaking out against plastic pollution, leading climate rallies, and meeting with world leaders, like Vice President Kamala Harris. Today, Bree sits down with Chittoor to talk about her life in activism, her budding music career, and her latest legislative achievement, a bill that would ban the sale of PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” across Colorado.  Check out this profile of Chittoor from Conrad Swanson at the Denver Post for even more on her inspiring activism: https://www.denverpost.com/2022/04/26/colorado-pfas-madhvi-chittoor-environmental-activist/ For more, here's the full Denver7 report on the PFAS bill that we excerpted in this episode and, per Chittoor's recommendation, CNN's documentary, “Midway, A Plastic Island.”  Chittoor's album, “I am… Princess Genius,” is available through her website, and we found it on Spotify here. After the Colorado state legislative session wrapped up last week, Governor Jared Polis has got to get out his signing pen. Peyton's got a breakdown of all the important stuff that hit his desk in today's newsletter: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/ How was your Denver weekend? Hit us with a pic on Twitter: @citycastdenver Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

I Am Refocused Podcast Show
CNN senior political analyst & White House advisor to four Presidents David Gergen

I Am Refocused Podcast Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 6:03


New York Times-best selling author David Gergen - White House adviser to four presidents of different parties, CNN senior political analyst, and founder of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School - presents an inspiring and practical guide for emerging young leaders as well as seasoned change makers. In HEARTS TOUCHED WITH FIRE: How Great Leaders are Made (Simon & Schuster; May 10, 2022; 978-1-9821-7057-8; $29.00 hardcover), he draws on vivid examples from personal experience, history and recent headlines - from Churchill to AOC and dozens more across the public landscape - to shine a light on pathways forward. Gergen describes himself as a short-term pessimist but a long-term optimist. The next several years are likely to be rough in America, he believes, but the long-term outlook holds much greater promise. Our prospects for success, he argues, now rest heavily upon preparing rising generations for lives of service and leadership. As a White House adviser to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton, Gergen gathered invaluable lessons on leadership that he has shared for more than two decades with students at the Harvard Kennedy School. But he has long hoped to write a book that would spread those lessons more widely. In the past few years, that dream has taken on greater urgency, with growing threats to democracy at home and abroad. "Who would have believed," Gergen writes, "that for the first time since the Civil War, we would begin tearing ourselves apart? Who would have imagined that our democracy - and long-standing democratic traditions across the world - might be on the brink of collapse? But here we are. It feels as if we are driving on the side of a cliff in the middle of the night with our lights out. We all know it, but we cant seem to stop it." A Historic Passing of the Torch What we are witnessing, he notes, is an historic passing of the torch from Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation to Millennials and Gen Zers. The latter two generations, born between 1982 and 2009, are the biggest and diverse cohort in our history - and will soon be the most powerful. They have faced profound challenges in just the first two decades of the 21st century - including terrorism, deep recessions, climate disasters, racial and gender inequities, a deadly global pandemic and a poisonous polarization of our politics. The Millennials and Gen Zers are changing the face of leadership in many ways. Gergen shows how in the journeys of climate activist Greta Thunberg, the Parkland students fighting for gun sanity, Pakistani female education advocate Malala, and the organizers of the MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements. They are leading from the bottom up as well as the top down, skillfully using the power of social media and protest marches. Their experiments in leadership have brought out the biggest numbers in history in protests over women's rights, racial equity, voter suppression, gun rights and gay rights. Even as ways to exercise leadership are evolving, Gergen points out, some qualities and skills remain eternal. Courage and character, for example, have been prerequisites for great leadership through millennia, from the classical Greeks and Romans down to Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. Gergen worked early in the White House for both Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Both had courage but the first lacked character and was driven out by scandal; the second was a man of character who looks better and better through the rear view mirror. The Leader's Journey: Inner and Outer Gergen begins with a consideration of some of the most profound questions in understanding leadership. Does leadership really matter, after all? Why do we need great leaders? What are their most important qualities or traits? Why, in our society, has leadership largely been restricted in the past to white men? How can we best accelerate the spread of diversity? Gergen then describes the development of a leader in two parts: an inner journey and an outer journey. An effective leader, he argues, must first become self-aware and then achiever self-mastery. It is not enough just to be smart and talented. You must be able to master yourself before you can serve others. Your inner work should help you identify your core values and your True North. In sum, Gergen tells us how to become "author of your own life", as leadership guru and dear friend Warren Bennis puts it. Unfortunately, almost every rising leader suffers from harsh, unexpected blows - crucibles as they are called in leadership circles. They can take many shapes and forms, and they can destroy your professional as well as personal life. Yet with the right outlook, grit and perseverance, some of our most celebrated leaders have emerged stronger from such hardships. Crucibles also have the potential to instill in us great moral purpose and an opportunity to solidify our goals. As a rising leader conquers her inner journey, they must also make a transition from internal preparation to rubbing up against the outside world. In this outer journey, you must learn how to lead up, down and sideways - managing your boss, building your team, collaborating with others outside your team. Then again, how do you find a mentor? Or a sponsor? What's the difference between them? Importantly, how can you master the arts of public persuasion and deeply social media? As journey towards leadership isn't completed overnight; most fine it the work of a lifetime. Leadership in Action As the leader's inner and outer journeys converge, leadership must be put into action. You do not become a good leader, Gergen says, by studying under a lamp or earning a third or fourth academic degree. You must be "in the arena," as Theodore Roosevelt famously put it. Gergen explains why leaders must learn to lead in a crisis-making time to prepare when they can, then acting smartly when the crisis hits. Conversely, he also looks at the darkness that can descend when a leader abandons their True North and self-destructs. Finally, Gergen incorporates three of his favorite, but often overlooked, aspects of leadership: learning from history, a wicked sense of humor, and the creation of an integrated life so you have joy as well as passion. In addition, he appends a list of twenty key takeaways-an executive summary for people on the run-including such items as: Have Three Objectives Early, You're Never Too Young to Lead, and Maintain a Celestial Spark.In HEARTS TOUCHED WITH FIRE, David Gergen shares vital lessons on leadership gained from his remarkable half century in the public arena. It is not only a fitting graduation gift, but also a powerful assurance that we have every reason to be hopeful about the future if we remember who we are, take heart from the past, and unleash the idealism of today's passionate young leaders. ABOUT DAVID GERGEN David Gergen has devoted more than half a century to public service. Coming off a Navy stint, he served as a White House adviser to four US presidents of both parties: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. He recounted those experiences in a New York Times bestseller, Eyewitness to Power. In the 1980s, he began a second career, serving as the editor of US News & World Report and for five years a regular Friday night partner with Mark Shields as a PBS commentator on McNeil/Lehrer. Since 1999, he has served as a professor of public service and founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School. For more than two decades, he has also been a senior political analyst for CNN, where he is a respected voice in national and international affairs.Book Available on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Touched-Fire-Great-Leaders/dp/1982170573