Category Archives: Podcast

121: Minimalism should be called Maximalism

on January 19, 2019 in Podcast

People see my apartment and often describe me or my lifestyle as minimalist. I don’t like labeling people or being labeled, but if anything, a more apt label would be maximalist. You might see the lack of stuff, but my focus is on values, relationships, self-awareness, free time, fun, joy, mental freedom, physical freedom, simplicity, space, delicious food, beauty, fitness, social and emotional skills, happiness, emotional reward, and so on.[…] Keep reading →

119: Heroin and the Environment

on January 16, 2019 in Podcast

A friend who treats opioid addicts told me about the squalor they live in. They don’t see it because they’re thinking about their next hit, which will bring them euphoria. They’ll steal and prostitute themselves to maintain their habit, not thinking about the filth they live in or whom they hurt to bring their next hit. People don’t seem to see the filth we’ve turned our world into. People seem[…] Keep reading →

118: Beth Comstock 2: Action creates awareness

on January 12, 2019 in Podcast

“To start, I need to build awareness.” Who hasn’t said that about polluting less? It seems the standard starting point. On the contrary, it’s the standard delay tactic. In a world where environmental issues are front page news and everyone sees the pollution that they create, claiming a goal of awareness more often delays action. You’re already aware. Plenty aware. Action creates awareness more than awareness creates action. Beth shows[…] Keep reading →

117: Jeffery Madoff: Creative Careers: Making a Living With Your Ideas

on January 10, 2019 in Podcast

Jeff teaches a class in making a living through a creative life. I’ve sat in on his class for years for his interviews and the guests. I don’t need more formal education. Look at some of the people he’s interviewed Ralph Lauren, Halston, Brooke Astor, Liza Minnelli, Donna Karen, Martha Graham, Tom Brokaw, Tony Bennett, Renee Fleming, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Karlie[…] Keep reading →

116: Michael O’Heaney, part 2: Less plastic, less stuff, more fun, more family

on January 9, 2019 in Podcast

First, if you haven’t watched Story of Stuff, as much as I love my podcast, watch the videos from the organization Michael O’Heaney leads—the Story of Stuff. You’ll hear that simple things he could have always done are available and doing them improves his life, as I heard. As experienced leaders often do, he involves others—in particular, his daughter—in contrast to many others, who tend to think of other people[…] Keep reading →

115: Sandy Reisky, part 2: A Superbowl Ad to reduce consumption

on January 8, 2019 in Podcast

First, watch the video Sandy made through Generation 180, the nonprofit he started to promote reducing consumption. His for-profit companies are already responsible for significant increases in solar, wind, and other renewable. I think you’ll find the video effective in reaching people in ways the environmental movement have neglected, but work. It presents a new way of looking at renewables: freedom, independence, and creating jobs, coming from an actual veteran[…] Keep reading →

113: Ann-Marie Heidingsfelder: A conservative voice

on January 5, 2019 in Podcast

You’ll love how I met Ann-Marie, a friend whose perspective I value despite not having met in person yet. After the 2016 election, I posted a piece on Inc., If You Voted for Trump, Let’s Meet, because living in lower Manhattan means what Trump voters are around get bullied, effectively, into keep quiet about it. I disagree with many Trump policies, to say the least, especially on the environment, but[…] Keep reading →

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