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In a nod to the protest albums of the 1960s and 70s, Bhi Bhiman’s Peace of Mind finds inspiration in the chaos that is modern American life. So much so that he had to release the album as a podcast and dig deeper on everything from immigration to religion, racism to Russia with experts, activists and artists like author Dave Eggers, religious scholar Reza Aslan, attorney & advocate Rabia Chaudry, LaDoris Cordell, and more. Part politics, part Behind the Music, all fascinating, Peace of Mind ...
 
BMTT is an unscripted, no-holds-barred podcast based in Seoul. We talk pop culture, current issues, and pretty much whatever else holds our interest. It’s basically a volatile mixture of praising the good and trashing the bad according to the universal standard—us. Sheltered souls and members of the PC brigade beware: this ain’t your grandma’s bingo party.
 
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On this episode, Hojung Rhee aka the @k0rean.empress comes on to share the story of discovering her sexuality and crash-landing into Korea's unique queer scene. As a bisexual who has dated both men and women, Hojung's opinions about gender roles and feminism in the' Land of the Morning Calm' are just as insightful as they are entertaining. Also, as…
 
In this episode, we invite Grace Noh to share her experiences working as an art therapist in both New York City and Seoul. Having worked with clients from underprivileged neighborhoods of New York City to children of North Korean refugees in Seoul, Grace stresses the importance of contextualizing each clients' unique socioeconomic and cultural back…
 
On this episode, we invite Tucson-based photographer, Justin Haugen (@justin_haugen_photography), to chat about the changing landscape of photography. Cameras have never been so prevalent, portable, or as powerful as they are today. Now, even the smallest smartphone cameras are capable of challenging the big, professional camera rigs. This developm…
 
The subject of Korea's mandatory military service for male citizens is a contentious one. While some see it as complete waste of time, others see it is an important experience to foster 'discipline,' 'patriotism,' and 'masculine maturity.' On this episode, we invite our friend Mike (@_adaacid_) to weigh in on his own personal experiences with consc…
 
It's safe to say that the modern day social hub of the internet is our 'group chats.' Whether its on Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook, Line, or Kakao, we all have group chats to socialize with friends, plan an event, or just keep in touch. But just as each individual has a distinct personality, their unique personas are also reflected in the dynamics …
 
It seems we're at a dilemma when it comes to talking about ourselves. Flex too much and you're considered obnoxious or conceited. Flex too little and you're considered uninteresting or unaccomplished. So how do we find that sweet spot in-between? It's called the art of the humble flex, where you take flex-worthy things about yourself and drop them …
 
BRING ME THE TOWER (BMTT) is an unscripted, no-holds-barred podcast based in Seoul. We talk pop culture, current issues, and pretty much whatever else holds our interest. It’s basically a volatile mixture of praising the good and trashing the bad according to the universal standard—us. Sheltered souls and members of the PC brigade beware: this ain’…
 
In the final episode of Peace of Mind, Bhi shares a very personal story about how suicide has touched his life in recent years. How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains (TEDx):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8rRzTtP7TcListen to Peace of Mind (the album):https://lnk.to/peaceofmindthealbumTour dates, etc:https://bhiman.com Learn more about your ad choi…
 
Peace of Mind presents a special episode of the hit podcast Switched on Pop featuring Bhi as the guest. Switched on Pop is about the making and meaning of popular music; hosted by musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding, produced by Vox. They break down pop songs to figure out what makes a hit and what is its place in culture. In thi…
 
Gender inequality and gender politics. The song for this episode is “GIANT” and it was inspired by the millions of women who are often unsung and overlooked. Our guests include Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan, author and journalist Amy Westervelt, and we’ll also hear a very personal story from one of our past guests about a female GIANT in his life. Peace of…
 
This episode is a showcase for some of the lawyers who are pushing back on the Trump Administration in courts everyday -- like Jonathan E. Taylor who helped bring the emoluments cases against Trump. And retired superior court judge LaDoris Cordell is back to share her story and the chance encounter that lead her to the law. Today's song is a cover …
 
In this episode we examine the rise of Vladimir Putin and Russia’s foray into Western politics and the election of Donald Trump. Our Active Measures director Jack Bryan, comedian and co-host of Mueller She Wrote Jaleesa Johnson, and PBS Frontline producer Neil Docherty who will discuss his film Putin's Way. The song for this episode is “With Love f…
 
What roles do religion and faith play in how Americans live their lives? Our guests are religious scholar Reza Aslan, attorney, advocate Rabia Chaudry (Serial, Undisclosed and The 45th), and author Dave Eggers. Listen to Peace of Mind the album:https://lnk.to/peaceofmindalbumTour dates, vinyl & more:https://peaceofmindpod.comhttps://rabiachaudry.co…
 
Immigration policy and its human consequences. Our guests are Ahilan Arulanantham (attorney w/ the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project), Paola Mendoza (activist, artist & author), and Todd Schulte (President of FWD.US). Listen to Peace of Mind the album:https://lnk.to/peaceofmindalbumVinyl, tour dates & more:https://peaceofmindpod.com Learn more about …
 
The multi-pronged attack on voting in America. While there are threats from outside countries, like Russia and China, the greatest danger comes from within. Our guests are Dale Ho (Director, ACLU Voting Rights Project) and Taz Ahmed (18 Million Rising, and host of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast). The song for this episode is “Eenie Meenie”. Strea…
 
Democracy – the places where it thrives, the places where it dies. And what’s at stake when any one of the 4 pillars of democracy are threatened. Our guests are investigative journalist and Frontline producer Neil Docherty, retired superior court judge LaDoris Cordell and Voice of America reporter Salem Solomon. The song for this episode is “Can’t …
 
In the first episode of Peace of Mind, we’re talking about the fear and madness that characterizes so much of this crazy time in America. Our guests are author Dave Eggers, Glynn Washington (host of Snap Judgement on NPR) and renowned social psychologist, Lee Ross. The song for this episode is “Brother Can You Spare Some Peace of Mind?”Listen to Pe…
 
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