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I have had the incredible opportunity to be friends with some of the richest people in the world and the grace to sit on streets corner with the poorest of the poor and what I have seen is that everyone wants the same thing. It doesn’t matter how much money they have, what religion they practice, the color their skin, or what border they live behind, everyone I have met wants to be loved and accepted, listened to and heard and acknowledged and validated. The Mosaic Podcast gives voice to tho ...
 
Live outside the box, break down barriers, think differently and begin to live a more outrageous life! Do you want to make a bigger impact on the world? Leave a legacy? Learn more as international entertainer Lady Grey interviews inspiring world-changers (performers, athletes, authors, designers, & other successful humans) and has them share their personal stories and practical (or or not so practical) advice about living outrageously.
 
EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philosophers, economists, and more. Learn how the health care system really works, the serenity that comes from humility, the challenge of interpreting data, how potato chips are made, what it's like to run an upscale Manhattan restaurant, what caused the 2008 financial crisis, the natur ...
 
Diving into the lives of "everyday" people and their real life experiences. Learn from their challenges, goals, failures, ability to overcome obstacles and how they grind through life and carve their own path. This podcast is not all about martial arts, even though we will speak with many Black Belts, it is however designed use the martial arts journey as a parallel comparison with life’s journey. Black Belts don’t know everything. They still have to fail, learn, grow and constantly set new ...
 
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Economist and author Anja Shortland of King's College London talks about her new book, Lost Art, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. When a famous painting disappears into the underworld of stolen art, how does it make its way back into the legitimate world of auction houses and museums? Drawing on the archives of a private database of stolen objects-…
 
Author and economist Donald Shoup of UCLA talks about destructive parking policies with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Shoup argues that most parking policies inflict unseen damage on the economy. He urges cities to charge for curbside parking and use the proceeds to improve the neighborhood beyond the curb. Stroup also explains the surprising harm do…
 
Author Ian Leslie talks about his book Conflicted with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Leslie argues that, far from being a negative thing, conflict is often the essential ingredient that helps us get to the right answer or best solution. Because some of our best thinking comes in collaboration with others, learning how to disagree civilly when our vie…
 
Economist Bruce Meyer of the University of Chicago talks about poverty with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. In recent years, a number of scholars have claimed that millions of Americans live in extreme poverty, akin to the standard of living in the poorest countries around the world. Meyer argues that these studies are based on flawed surveys or partic…
 
Journalist and author Jason Riley talks about race with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Riley argues that the challenges facing Black America go beyond racial discrimination and the threat of police violence. He argues that both the history of Black Americans and the current situation has been distorted by activists who benefit from that distorted pict…
 
Podcaster and author Julia Galef talks about her book The Scout Mindset with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Galef urges us to be more rational--to be open-minded about what we might discover about the world--rather than simply defend what we already believe, which she calls the soldier mindset. The conversation is a wide-ranging discussion of our bias…
 
Philosopher Agnes Callard of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about anger. Is anger something we should vilify and strive to eradicate in ourselves? Or should we accept it as a necessary and appropriate human emotion? Callard takes a fresh look at anger and has much to say about jealousy, desire, and forgiveness as we…
 
Behavioral scientist Katy Milkman of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania talks about her book How to Change with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. What can we learn from research in psychology and behavioral economics about breaking the habits we want to change? Is that research reliable? And should Russ Roberts accept being overweight o…
 
Author and poet Roya Hakakian talks about her latest book, A Beginner's Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Hakakian was born in Iran and came to the United States as a 19 year-old, not speaking any English, and carrying only the things she could stuff in her backpack. She tells Russ about the love a…
 
Sociologist and author Mark Rank talks about his book, Poorly Understood, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Rank looks at a wide variety of aspects of poverty. He argues that many widely-held views on poverty are inaccurate, and in particular he argues that most Americans will be poor at some point in their lives. This is a wide-ranging and lively c…
 
Confident you are the most fascinating person in the room? Lady Grey shares her practical advice on becoming not just interesting but magnetic and mysterious. Learn some strategies to improve confidence, make genuine human connections, and increase your command of attention directly from a certified coach who works with women all over the country. …
 
Lady Grey shares her practical everyday advice on facing your fears and finding courage to live outrageously. Learn some strategies to really take the world by storm directly from a certified coach who works on empowerment with women all over the country. --- EPISODE LINKS * FREE LIVE OUTRAGEOUSLY COURSE! Quiet Your Mind: Mindfulness and Meditation…
 
Max Kenner, founder and executive director of the Bard Prison Initiative--which offers college degrees to prisoners--talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the program, which replicates the coursework of students at Bard College. The Bard Prison Initiative was profiled in a four-part PBS documentary, College Behind Bars. Kenner talks about the…
 
Whether it's a pandemic or a Texas-sized ice storm that leaves millions of people without power, we'd like to avoid a repetition. Megan McArdle of the Washington Post talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenge of learning the right lessons from the current crisis in order to prevent the next one. McArdle argues that we frequently lea…
 
Award-winning actress, writer, director and producer, Eileen Grubba, shares her thoughts on her powerful journey of overcoming life-threatening illness and disabilities, fighting for inclusion in the entertainment industry, and living outrageously in the face of fear. Learn more about her perspective as we discuss: her mentors and friends at the Ac…
 
Psychologist and author Sherry Turkle of MIT talks about her book, The Empathy Diaries, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. The Empathy Diaries is a memoir about Turkle's secretive family and how that secrecy turned Turkle into an acute observer, skilled at revealing the story behind the story. She also chronicles the early days of artificial intellig…
 
He is an accomplished speaker and trainer for schools and organizations across the US. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies with Keiser University. He is the host of the podcast 'Communicate To Motivate' which focuses on different areas of communication applied to real life. His goal is to turn personal experiences into powerful learning…
 
Stephen P. Neary, creator of HBO Max's The Fungies, pops by to chat about what many fans believe is the very best episode of Batman: The Animated Series: Heart of Ice. We discuss Mr. Freeze's revamped origins, the symbolic significance of a character like Victor Fries, and Stephen's introduction to the animation industry as an intern on the origina…
 
Leon Kass, long-time teacher of classic works at the University of Chicago and now Dean of Faculty at Shalem College in Jerusalem, talks about human flourishing with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Drawing on an essay from his book, Leading a Worthy Life, Kass gives a broad overview of Aristotle's ideas on how to live. This episode also discusses the l…
 
Award-winning absintheure and outrageous entrepreneur, Absinthia Vermut, shares her thoughts on her rebellious journey of creating absinthe, taking the giant step to begin her own company, and living outrageously (as lovers of the "Green Fairy" do). Learn more about her perspective as we discuss: her first taste of absinthe at Burning Man how frien…
 
Batman faces off with D-List villain Josiah Wormwood in The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy! I chat with Patreon supporter Jason LeBlanc about Bud Cort's perfect DCAU voice acting, the elaborate death traps of someone who's not The Riddler, and take a moment to reflect on the late Joel Schumacher's films. Sponsored by Absolutely Perfect Rubber Masks! Rate…
 
Economist and author Michael Munger of Duke University talks about human wants and desires with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Human beings have desires about our desires. Can we change what we want? And how should economists and normal human beings think about doing the right thing, what we often call morality? Is acting morally self-interested behav…
 
I sit down with one of my absolute favorite writers and illustrators, Ezra Claytan-Daniels (Upgrade Soul, BTTMFDRS, HBO Max's Doom Patrol) to chat about Earl Cooper aka The Mechanic, Batman's sloppy driving skills, and rethinking the Dark Knight's role in future media. Sponsored by Memorable Umbrella Weapons! Rate, Review, Subscribe, tell a friend.…
 
Would the impact of the pandemic have been different if government and policymakers had been more open to more market-based responses and less committed to a top-down approach? Economist John Cochrane of Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the pandemic and the policy response. Cochrane believes outco…
 
Clayface returns in Mudslide! I chat with Patreon supporter and fan of the show Luke Mears about his childhood fear of Clayface, the influence of Old Hollywood on Batman: The Animated Series, and how England is cartoonishly portrayed when Alfred visits at the end of the series. Sponsored by Affordable Cliffside Labs! Rate, Review, Subscribe, tell a…
 
Visionary and Author Daniel Bruce Levin shares his thoughts on human connection, his search for heaven, and the outrageous power of listening to each other. Learn more as we dig into: the death of his parents when he was a child the 10 years he spent as a monk walking away from ordination as a rabbi helming business development for $100M Hay House …
 
We take a JLU detour to the excellent adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' For The Man Who Has Everything! Madeline Queripel (HBO Max's Infinity Train, Regular Show, Steven Universe) and Toby Jones (OK KO!, Regular Show, AJ's Infinite Summer) join to chat Justice League Unlimited, DCAU theme songs, and how the original comic deviates from its…
 
Lamorna Ash talks about her book Dark, Salt, Clear with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Ash leaves London and moves to the small fishing village of Newlyn, near where her mother grew up on the Cornish coast. In Newlyn, everything revolves around fishing. Ash gets herself a bunk on a trawler and quickly learns how to gut fish with sharp knives on a rock…
 
I'm celebrating 6 years of making this podcast with 6 new weekly episodes! First up: The Cat and The Claw featuring an interview with Patreon supporter and fan of the podcast and Batman: The Animated Series, Tim Jarvi. We chat about Catwoman's animated origins, Red Claw's accent, the shift in design from Batman: The Animated Series to The New Batma…
 
Former White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and best-selling author Amy J. Wilson weighs in on leading change with compassion, the importance of community, and diversity of thought. Learn more about her perspective as we discuss: her experiences inside the Obama and Trump Administrations Empathy for Change, her debut best-selling book buildin…
 
Author Scott Newstok of Rhodes College talks about his book, How to Think Like Shakespeare, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Newstok draws on Shakespeare and other great writers and thinkers to explore the nature of education and the life well-lived. See also the Transcript/Highlights and Delve Deeper/Additional readings materials --all available a…
 
Lady Grey shares her thoughts on Authenticity and being true to your personality and your character. Are you willing to show the world who you really are? Are you willing to live the life that you were meant to live? Authenticity is the ability to show your uniqueness to the world. And there are very few authentic people in the world. Are you one o…
 
Economist and author Gary Shiffman of Georgetown University talks about his book, The Economics of Violence, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Shiffman argues that we should view terrorism, insurgency, and crime as being less about ideology and more about personal expression and entrepreneurship. He argues that approaching these problems as economis…
 
World-renowned tap dancer, Ayodele Casel, shares her thoughts on mentoring, remembering the women who carved a path for her, and amplifying women's voices. Learn more about her perspective as we discuss: her Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University being the only woman in Savion Glover's Not Your Ordinary Tappers (NYOT's) Lois Bright, Juanita Pit…
 
Economist and author Don Boudreaux of George Mason University discusses the life and work of the economist James Buchanan with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Buchanan received the Nobel Prize in 1986 for his work creating and developing public choice--the field which applies the tools of economics to politicians and political behavior. After discussin…
 
Dr. Shellie Hipsky, President of the Global Sisterhood and Inspiring Lives International, shares her thoughts on legacy, philanthropy, and some of the outrageous compassion projects she has facilitated. Learn more about her perspective as we discuss: her life-changing experiences with special needs children stories of women making a difference in N…
 
Author Michael Blastland talks about his book The Hidden Half with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Blastland argues that the deeper you delve into science, medicine, astrophysics--pick a topic--the more you realize there is a lot we don't understand. Things we can't explain. Blastland believes we would all do well to admit that and stop pretending that…
 
Economist and physician Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University talks about the pandemic with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Bhattacharya, along with Sunetra Gupta of the University of Oxford and Martin Kulldorff of Harvard University, authored The Great Barrington Declaration, which advocates a very different approach to fighting the pandemic than cu…
 
He walked away from the opportunity to run a multi-billion dollar dollar company to hitchhike around the world to find happiness and inner peace. He studied 5 years in a seminary and left 1 day before being ordained and lived as a monk in a monastery for 10 years. He led the growth of Hay House, the world’s largest publishing company in the self-he…
 
NYT best-selling author, Helene Wecker, shares her thoughts on busting down barriers, discovering magic, and having an outrageous partner. Learn more about her perspective as we discuss: writing her first novel the importance of staying "loose" as a writer capturing her family's Jewish and Arab American stories her outrageous washi tape advice Gues…
 
Tim Davis is the author of "TRIPOLAR: The Story of a Bipolar Triathlete", which chronicles his journey from childhood trauma into multiple addictions until finally recovering and discovering triathlons and ultrarunning as important tools to help him stay sober and in recovery. He is a high school science teacher and coach in Los Angeles, CA. He’s h…
 
Why is affordable housing in such short supply? Author and political scientist Katherine Levine Einstein of Boston University talks about her book Neighborhood Defenders with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Einstein focuses on the ability of local residents to use the zoning and permit process to prevent development of housing or to reduce the amount o…
 
Join me in this conversation with Daniel Gefen, owner of Gefen Media Group and author of the bestseller "The Self-Help Addict". We talk about intention, priorities, ruthlessness, craving for attention, three key ingredients for living the high life, JK Rowling, how actions create feelings, readiness fear and many others. Head over to https://podcas…
 
Author and economist Branko Milanovic of CUNY talks about the big questions in economics with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Milanovic argues that the Nobel Prize Committee is missing an opportunity to encourage more ambitious work by awarding the prize to economists tackling questions like the rise of China's economy and other challenging but crucial…
 
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