An Apprenticeship With Sorrow

September 26, 2016

Francis Weller returns to the New Lifeboat Hour to discuss with Carolyn the connection between grief and joy, what it means to have an apprenticeship with sorrow, and the difference our commitment to feeling our grief in a safe and support environment makes in our lives. What would our culture be like if we experienced that grief is our friend and that it is waiting to bring us many gifts on every level in our lives and communities? Don't miss this inspiring conversation with America's Grief Sage, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow.


Active Love: Beyond The Eleventh Hour–Don’t Be Alone With What You Know

September 19, 2016

Carolyn and her team members Dean Walker and Ivey Cone share their excitement regarding their forthcoming online symposium, Active Love: Beyond The Eleventh Hour. Most exciting is the opportunity to join symposium presenters live online for questions and discussion with the presenter and with other participants. This symposium will be a launching pad for a much broader body of work to be intensified in 2017.


Politics, Joy & Radical Mischief

September 12, 2016

Andrew Harvey & Carolyn Baker, with Host Ivey Cone, look at the shadow of current politics and the new book Carolyn and Andrew are writing, entitled, "Return To Joy." How on Earth can we experience joy as the world burns? How can we be present with the burning and stay connected with ourselves, each other, and Earth? Over the years Carolyn and Andrew have collaborated tirelessly to address these issues, and according to them, they're just getting warmed up.


Staying Awake, Staying Connected, Staying Compassionate And Creative

September 5, 2016

Louise LeBrun, founder of WEL-Systems discovery shares yet another lifeboat(s) for navigating these daunting times from a place of inner authority and the revolutionary reality that we cannot rely on the mind alone. We must develop a new and loving relationship with the body and the intuition.


Climate Change And The Energy Scam

August 29, 2016

Carolyn hosts energy activist, Nancy La Placa who returns to the New Lifeboat Hour to expose the delusions of clean coal and how the fossil fuel industry maintains dirty and expensive energy policies in the face of climate catastrophe. She also inspires us to take action even in small ways to slow the consequences of disastrous energy policies.


Activism, Art, Aging, and Staying Awake

August 22, 2016

Carolyn and Mimi German discuss the journey of activism from initially waking up to full-blown activism to distilling one's activism into full-bodied, full-hearted living. Poetry, music, meditation, growing food, and total immersion in nature help us integrate our external activism with a long overdue exploration of the inner world, for indeed in a time of global crisis, there is nowhere to go but inward.


Return To Joy: Vibrant Living In A Flatline Culture

August 15, 2016

What is the difference between joy and happiness, and why is the difference important? How do we cultivate and experience joy in a deadened culture? The pursuit of happiness costs nothing; the cultivation of joy requires the work of mining the dark gold of the shadow and reaping its inestimable rewards. Carolyn talks about how light and dark travel together and need each other and how confronting the enemies of joy and shadow healing make vibrant living possible--even in a flatline culture.


Extinction And Big Picture Inspiration: The Great Story

August 8, 2016

Carolyn talks with Michael Dowd, author, lecturer, and eco-theologian about how we hold the potential for human extinction within the larger picture of the Great Story.  Humans have become cancers on Planet Earth, but we have a choice to instead become immune systems. How do we do this?


Why Can’t We Have The Impossible Conversation?

August 1, 2016

Dean Spillane Walker is the author of a forthcoming book entitled "The Impossible Conversation". What is this conversation? It's the honest conversation about the sober data of abrupt climate change. Dean and Carolyn discuss what we need to transform within ourselves so that we can have this conversation and live into its implications with courage and compassion.


Cynthia McKinney On Race, US Elections, And Transforming Our Political System

July 25, 2016

Former Six-Term Congresswoman and 2008 Presidential Candidate for the Green Party emphasizes the urgency of "getting out of our silos" of disconnection from each other in order to transform our political landscape.