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Sparking an Anti-Litter Revolution Through Data: Jeff Kirschner on PYP 452

Litterati is an app and a movement to solve our planet’s litter problem through individual empowerment and data-driven policy.

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Transforming Transportation for a Greener and More Just World: Pam Frank on PYP 447

A conversation with policy wonk, energy geek, community organizer, and visionary strategist Pam Frank on the transformative potential of a clean and efficient transportation system.

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Healing Cultural Trauma: Tada Hozumi on PYP 438

Tada Hozumi is a somatics practitioner, and one of the leaders of a movement known as cultural somatics. In this challenging conversation, we discuss how our cultures can traumatize us and predispose us to oppress other cultures. And how we can “digest” our past – collective and individual as a way of healing. Read More

How Our Communities Can Get Healthy at Last:
Eric Adams on PYP 432

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams returns to the podcast to talk about his new book, Healthy at Last. Part family memoir, part political mission statement, part science review, part self-help book, and part cookbook, this is a celebration of the possibilities of health for the American people in general, and the Black community in particular.… Read More

Democracy Means a Healthy and Safe Environment for All: Jovita Lee on PYP 430

Today’s guest, Jovita Lee, is co-founder and vice president of Democracy Green, a North Carolina-based non-profit dedicated to environmental justice.  The environmental movement has a long and shameful history of privileging certain parts of the environment over others. Specifically, it’s focused on preserving spaces enjoyed by the rich, and where the rich live.  The result… Read More

Are Your Mutual Funds Building the World You Want?
Marco Vangelisti on PYP 421

If you’re fortunate enough to have savings, you’ve probably thought about how to invest them responsibly.  The standard answer is to stick your money into no-load mutual funds that track the market and leave it there for as long as possible. Low risk because of the diversification. Low fee because there’s no genius managing your… Read More

Healing from Racism with Bianca and Michael Alexander: PYP 419

I reached out to Bianca and Michael because I was turning into an asshole. Specifically, I was full of rage and outrage and judgment at all the racists out there.  And the fact that I was right, and on the side of right, and standing shoulder to shoulder with people of color, and fighting against… Read More

Empowering Black Health with Lisa A Smith: PYP 417

Lisa A Smith is a serial entrepreneur who’s made it her life’s work to empower the Black community with information, skills, and philosophies that support health, peace of mind, and mutual support.  Ms Smith is the founder of the Black Health Academy, creator of the Pharm to Table course, and executive director of the 7000+… Read More

Empathy is Stronger than Fear:
Glenn Murphy on PYP 416

Glenn Murphy returns to Plant Yourself to talk about how we can self-regulate our emotions and actions during a time of great societal upheaval and division. We talk about our own impulses to “fight” with others, and where there’s a messy intertwining of good intentions and unresolved psychological issues. We discuss the physiology of the… Read More

Going from Racist to Anti-racist with Dustin and Josh LaJaunie: PYP 415

Dustin and Josh LaJaunie have amazing transformation stories. They went from obese to fit. From junk food addicts to plant-based eaters. From hunters to vegans. From sedentary to active.  And, as you’ll see and hear, from racist to antiracist. Read More