Category Archives: Audio

Reading and listening to the Christian Bible

on April 21, 2022 in Audio, Nonjudgment

I’ll tell you a great relieving feeling of my life. It comes from stories non-straight friends have shared, as well as stories from non-straight people I’ve read. They tell me of being raised in a mostly straight world, expected to be straight. Everyone’s story is unique, but several have shared of realizing they never were straight. They may have gone through the motions and even felt it at times, but[…] Keep reading →

“It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

on April 20, 2022 in Audio, Freedom, Leadership

Today, April 20, in 1964, Nelson Mandela, on trial for sabotage with about a dozen other men, for which they would be found guilty, instead of a defense, spoke for almost four hours, closing with the words entitling this post. Here is the full text he read from. I recommend taking a moment today to review the story. Here is one video among many others and the Rivonia Trial Wikipedia[…] Keep reading →

Hear me speak on population on the Post-Growth Australia podcast

on January 2, 2022 in Audio, Nature

Have you heard the phrase “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution.”? It sounds extreme. Then it makes sense and you can’t see it otherwise. Similarly: nothing in sustainability works except if we first address and solve population. If you’re like most people, including me until I learned of Mechai Viravaidya and his peers, you reflexively think of China’s One Child policy or eugenics when anyone[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on America Out Loud’s After Dark: “Single White Straight Male Living In America”

on December 18, 2021 in Audio, Nonjudgment

I appeared as a guest again on After Dark with Rob and Andrew. Both have been guests on This Sustainable Life and I’ve appeared on their show before. They invited me this time after my post, Why do so many people lecture me on what it’s like to be a straight white male?. You’ll hear Rob does most of the talking, about a war on men. I spoke less and[…] Keep reading →

Hear me speak on Initiative on Moving Mountains with Sasha Laghonh

on July 19, 2021 in Audio

Sasha hosted me before, speaking on my first book, Leadership Step by Step. This time we spoke about my second, Initiative, and unearthing our passions. If you want more passion or love in your life, for projects or people, I don’t recommend just waiting for it to strike. Working on it creates it. The book gives you a structured way to do it. Our conversation covers how it came to[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on ExecuPeaks on leadership and sustainability with Sasha Laghonh

on July 6, 2021 in Audio

Sasha Laghonh has hosted me on her podcast Sasha Talks. She started a short-form podcast featuring leaders and leadership called ExecuPeaks. It’s fifteen minutes about what makes a leader. Here’s the episode: Meet Joshua Spodek, PhD MBA – Host of Award Winning ‘This Sustainable Life’ Podcast More about Sasha: Profiles: Wix | Yola Blog: Sasha Talks

Hear me on My Wakeup Call with Dr. Mark Goulston

on June 8, 2021 in Audio, Leadership

Mark Goulston hosted me on his podcast My Wakeup Call. He is the bestselling author of Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior and Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone among other books. Recent guests on his podcast include Ram Charan, Jordan Peterson, and the CEO of the 76ers (I grew up in Philadelphia). We’ve also overlapped many, including Jeff Madoff and Dorie[…] Keep reading →

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