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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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Tiny Leaps Make Big Changes:
Gregg Clunis on PYP 427

Gregg Clunis learned most of what he knows about persistence, strategy, personal development, and success from watching his immigrant parents struggle to achieve their dreams. Originally from Jamaica, Gregg and his family followed his father, who had been a professor and police officer in their native country, and worked as a migrant farm laborer in… 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

How to Succeed at (Small, Heart-Centered) Business with Mark Silver: PYP 408

Mark Silver helps solo entrepreneurs and micro-businesses thrive through heartfelt business practices. The tagline for his company, Heart of Business, is “Every act of business can be an act of love.” I wanted to pick Mark’s brain on behalf of the many listeners who are in some kind of career limbo in the age of… Read More

Liberating Humans and Animals with Michael Schwarz: PYP 398

Michael Schwarz is the founder of Treeline Cheese, a plant-based cheese company dedicated to ending the suffering caused by the animal-based dairy industry. He’s also the child of one of the great heroes of the South African anti-apartheid struggle, Harry Schwarz. In our conversation, we try to connect the dots between political activism and vegan… Read More

Democratizing Water with Rich Razgaitis: PYP 359

Rich “Raz” Razgaitis is on a mission to get water out of plastic, and plastic out of water. As co-founder and CEO of FloWater, which aims to reduce and ultimately end our dependence on single-use plastic water bottles, Raz has become an impassioned advocate for public health and environmental sanity. His message: bottled water is… Read More

Mindful and Pain-free Walking and Running with Danny and Katherine Dreyer: PYP 346

Danny and Katherine Dreyer are the co-authors of three of the most valuable books ever on human bipedal locomotion: Chi Running, Chi Walking, and Chi Marathon. The promise of their methodology is that you can walk or run a lot farther and faster, without pain or injury. Read More

Normalizing Plant-Based Eating with Gwyn Whittaker: PYP 341

Gwyn Whittaker is a change-maker, and for the past several years she’s deployed her considerable “get-it-done” skills to the plant-based movement. Whittaker is CEO of Greenfare Cafe in Herndon, Virginia, which is the only 100% whole-food, plant-based (WFPB), organic restaurant either of us has ever heard of. (If you know of one, please let me… Read More

Fixing Health Insurance with Emma Passé: PYP 327

Emma Passé is Chief Operating Officer at E-Powered Benefits, one of the renegade benefits brokers challenging a bloated and broken healthcare system. I first met Emma a year ago at a healthcare conference, where she brought down the house with a spirited, entertaining, and incisive look at how health plans negotiate prices with providers. You… Read More

A Systems Approach to Fighting Chronic Disease with Olivia Kelly: PYP 324

Olivia Kelly is CEO and co-founder of WellStart Health, the fabulously amazing startup that I also co-founded. So everything I’m going to say about her is totally unbiased. Olivia and I have been jetsetting this spring, attending healthcare-related conferences in exotic locations like Washington, DC, and Raleigh, NC. And because we’re trying to take a… Read More