May 24, 2018
Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren returns to the New Lifeboat Hour in 2018 to discuss with Carolyn Baker and Dean Walker the various forms of trauma ubiquitous in our culture and how we can navigate it with resilience and grace
April 26, 2018
Susan Eirich is a licensed psychologist, biologist and educator. She founded Earthfire Institute: Wildlife Sanctuary & Retreat Center in 2000 in order to give a voice to wildlife and help people find their own natural voice. Earthfire’s mission is to help humans change how they see, and therefore treat, wildlife and nature. Susan lives with these animals throughout their lifetimes, developing deep relationships and insights. This makes it possible for her to bring wild animals’ voices into our awareness and into conservation decisions. Susan's work is about saving and learning from wild animals in order to empower them and humans to save land and animals.
April 16, 2018
Climate "change" doesn't begin to address the existential and moral crisis humans are experiencing. All living beings are traumatized by climate catastrophe. Instead of talking about climate "change" which is a form of climate denial, we need to talk about climate trauma and work intra-psychically--emotionally and spiritually, on healing its effects. In addition, we need to learn from Truth and Reconcilliation movements how to employ Truth and Reconcilliation in healing our climate trauma and developing Earth intimacy. Ecosystems will sort out the carnage, and we may be part of it, but climate trauma is offering us an opportunity for coming to feel and understand, at at last, what it means to be human.
April 9, 2018
This conversation is a motherlode of truth and wisdom as Deb and I discuss what it means to be fully present and awake to our global predicament, how we end the illusion of separation by becoming deeply immersed in our essence, how our separation-oriented ego can become more lovingly folded into our essence, what community means and doesn't mean, the proper role of service in our lives, and how we hold space for whatever is next in the demise of our planet.
April 3, 2018
Dr. Monica Sharma was trained as a physician and epidemiologist and worked for the United Nations for 22 years. She is the author of the book “Radical Transformational Leadership” which has been describes as a path-breaking classic by eminent scholars. Currently, she engages worldwide as an International Expert and Practitioner on Leadership Development for sustainable and equitable change. She works not only with the United Nations, but with Universities, Management Institutions, governments, businesses, media and civil society organizations.
This model has generated sustainable results worldwide. In her recent book Radical Transformational Leadership she describes how we can source our inner capacities and wisdom to manifest change that embodies universal values such as dignity, compassion, fairness and courage. Everyone has the potential to be a leader–a person who creates a new future–through action in society, at home, and at work. This book lays out a detailed plan for unleashing our human potential to create a new future through strategic action. Regardless of what kind of future we may think we have, the tools in this book can be used to integrate the new paradigm of transformational leadership into any situation.
January 3, 2018
Paul Engler who the founding director of the Center for the Working Poor, based in Los Angeles. Paul is also one of the founders of the Momentum Training, which educates hundreds of activists each year in the principles of momentum-driven mobilization. His deep resistance is informed by peace and justice mysticism and mindfulness practices.
November 10, 2017
At this moment the world is absolutely marinated in grief, yet most humans fail to recognize that reality. Even worse, few people in this culture have safe places to express their grief or people who will support them in doing so. December 8-10, Carolyn Baker and Terry Chapman will provide a safe container for expressing grief, surrounded by natural beauty and caring allies. In their New Lifeboat Hour conversation, Terry and Carolyn discuss their reasons for creating a "Gifts of Grief" weekend and offer a preview of the event. They note the many forms of grief we all experience and explain how all forms are connected in our hearts through everything we love.
November 6, 2017
Carolyn and Dean Walker discuss their offerings for resilience training in 2018--live courses and ongoing online events in the context of an increasingly dire global crisis. How do we create joy and beauty in our lives as we prepare emotionally and spiritually for unprecedented and heartbreaking challenges?
July 23, 2017
Reflecting on her last podcast interview with a millennial guest, Carolyn and retired surgeon, Harvey Austin, author of Elders Rock, discuss our planetary predicament and how wise men and women of all ages must respond by opening to the wisdom that is available to all of us, regardless of our age. Our predicament is calling us all to become "Elders," not just "olders." This podcast honors the wisdom of both the old and the young as we confront a dying planet as well as the ending of our own individual journey on Planet Earth.
July 9, 2017
Carolyn the boomer and Tyler Hess the millennial discuss our terminal predicament from the perspective of both of their generations. The wise-beyond-his-years, Tyler, shares how he lives and serves as he navigates the devastating future left to his generation by boomers in search of endless growth on a finite planet. A priceless conversation between two elders of different ages that you do not want to miss.