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Meat without Animals: Paul Shapiro on PYP 523

Humans will not stop eating and mistreating animals until animal-free meat is as delicious, convenient, and inexpensive as animal products. Today’s guest explains how that’s going to happen.

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Food, School, and Politics: Maria Solanki on PYP 517

Maria Solanki is running for school board in Pinellas County, Florida, with a mission to improve the health and performance of students through better nutrition. 

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How to Make a Documentary Film: Charlie Morris on PYP 515

Charlie Morris is a self-taught documentarian who highlights environmental issues to help sway public opinion and affect policy. We talk about how he goes about his work.

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The Art of Insubordination: Todd Kashdan on PYP 514

Are you right in a world where almost everyone else is wrong? If so, do you know how to speak, strategize, and organize to change people’s minds? Todd Kashdan has studied what makes some people incredibly effective at significant social change.

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The Pissed-Off Entrepreneur: How to Turn Problems into Opportunities: Danny Warshay on PYP 513

Are you pissed off? Are there problems in the world you’d like to see fixed? Danny Warshay would like to teach you how to turn unsolved problems into opportunities to make a difference.

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You Can Call It the Master Bedroom, Just Let Me Get a Loan as Easily as a White Person: Keith Knight on PYP 504

Keith Knight is the creator of the comedy/drama series “Woke,” on Hulu, and a creative, hilarious, and kind soul dedicated to making the world a better place. Listen in as my daughter Yael Zivan and I get to know Keith better and hear about his artistic vision and activism.

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On Mother Teresa, Burnout, and Belonging: Saskia Kremer on PYP 502

Saskia Kremer burned out after spending 13 years tending the sick, dying, and impoverished as a member of Mother Teresa’s order. How did she reinvent herself, and what can she teach us about a meaningful and heartfelt life?

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Protecting Ourselves from GMOs: Jeffrey Smith on PYP 501

Are GMO crops and microbes safe and effective ways of improving agriculture and feeding our crowded planet, or ticking time bombs that threaten our health and the future of life on earth?

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Navigating Life with Evidence, Reason, and Compassion: Jamie Woodhouse on PYP 492

What would it look like to extend compassion to all sentient beings? And can we get there through reason, rather than because a deity or prophet told us so?

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Civil Disobedience, Groundwater, and Defending a Living Planet: Skye-Anne Tschoepe on PYP 488

Skye-Anne Tschoepe is an environmental scientist and activist who’s not afraid of getting arrested for her beliefs. Here’s her story.

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