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The Only Sustainable Form of Wealth: Tyson Yunkaporta on PYP 494

How shall we live, on a boiling planet and enmeshed in a civilization that knows only how to use up and destroy all it encounters? Can we find meaning and healing in the shelter of each other, to bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old?

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Your Brain is not a Computer or a Muscle: Annie Murphy Paul on PYP 493

“Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin?” asked two philosophers in 1998. Today’s guest follows the science to give us an unexpected answer.

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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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How to Talk So People Will Excel: Tom Reid on PYP 491

Tom Reid and I talk about how to communicate effectively when you need people to act in particular ways, in both personal and professional settings.

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Batteries Made From Plants?: Virginia Klausmeier on PYP 490

Can plant-based batteries combat planetary overheating and help save the world? Today’s guest is betting yes.

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The Journey of Conscious Living: Bianca and Michael Alexander on Plant Yourself 489

Can the mass media market handle veganism and conscious living? Bianca and Michael Alexander take their show to the big time.

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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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Healthy Enough and Vegan Enough: Dreena Burton on PYP 487

Dreena Burton has been churning out amazing vegan cookbooks for 20 years. In this conversation, we explore her career, and what the journey’s been like.

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Building Multi-Faith Community Through Music: James Pollard Jr. and Harold Messinger on PYP 486

Can music bridge the gaps that divide communities? Can we sing and play together and rediscover our common humanity and deep caring for one another? Cantor Harold Messinger and James Pollard Jr. have been conducting a music “Faith Gumbo” in Philadelphia for the past 13 years. I hope their bright spirits and loving hearts will inspire you.

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Upcycling Food to Stop Climate Change: Caroline Cotto on PYP 485

What is upcycled food? What is it good for? Why should you care?

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