Free Thinking with Montel

Free Thinking with Montel

Free Thinking with Emmy-Award winning talk show host Montel Williams, is a new social commentary podcast that will tackle issues from the headlines, feature interviews with newsmakers and shine light on stories and topics Montel is passionate about. New shows will publish every Tuesday and Friday beginning September 1, 2020.

Episodes

December 1, 2021 34 min

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” As we enter the holiday season, it is a time to reflect on those less fortunate, and in the giving spirit, what each of us can do to make their holidays a little brighter. Some folks are secret Santas, others donate to Toys for Tots, while others may give their time to help feed the homeless. Montel talks with Lee Karchawer on this episo...

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An estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimers dementia in 2021, which breaks down to 1 in 9 people age 65 and older, and those numbers will increase substantially over the next few years as the population ages. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to die. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuou...

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November 3, 2021 56 min

On this epsiode of Free Thinking, Montel talks with actor, rapper and comedian, Damian Washington, who has appeared in over thiry national TV commercial campaigns. At age 34, he began experiencing difficulty walking, and as his symptoms progressed he was eventually diagnosed with MS. He is the man behind the NoStressMs Youtube channel, which aims to bring joy, camaraderie and information to the MS community.

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October 20, 2021 44 min

In 2000, Dr. Terry Wahls, a now world-renowned American doctor and scientist is diagnosed with an incurable disease. Seven years later, despite taking the pharmaceutical drugs normally prescribed to sufferers of her condition, Terry’s health continues to decline. The mother of two, decides conventional medicine is not stopping the decline into a demented and bedridden life and begins her search for an alternative approach. This is ...

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Dr Terry Wahls is back to share some exciting research results with Montel and his listerners on this epiosde of Free Thinking. Dr Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa: a IFM trained physician, educator, researcher, and MS patient. She was dependent on a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years due to Multiple Sclerosis until she reclaimed her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed speci...

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On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel talks with Julie Stamm. Julie was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007 at the age of 27. Following her diagnosis, she made it her mission to educate, advocate, and support others battling the disease. She works tirelessly to help lessen the burden each patient has to bear. Her efforts have given her the opportunity to work with physicians, patients, and foundations across the Globe. Aft...

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September 8, 2021 43 min

On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel talks with Dr Carrie Daly about the staggering information that most people are likely unaware of. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in six veterinarians has considered or attempted suicide, and one in 10 suffers from severe psychological distress. In short, the veterinary industry is in the midst of a serious mental health crisis. Dr Daly is an emergency small animal veterin...

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Montel speaks with Dr Candice Shelby, an internationally respected scholar and Professor of Philosophy on this episode of Let’s be Blunt, about the philosophy of addiction. Dr Shelby has served as both department chair and executive director for the Center for Ethics at the University of Colorado, Denver where she has been teaching for 25 years. Her specialties and interests range from the history of philosophy to metaphysics but i...

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August 11, 2021 45 min

Montel talks with Cyrus Massoumi about the Dr. B website he created to help people find vaccination appointments on this episode of Free Thinking. Cyrus is a tech entrepreneur and investor. He has been featured in Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and is the co-founder and former CEO of Zocdoc, a New York City-based online medical appointment booking service that allows people to find and book medical care. He’s a member of the Board of A...

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On this epsiode of Free Thinking, Montel talks with Dr Leana Wen about his breakthrough Covid diagnosis, the importance of being vaccinated and information around the Delta variant. Dr Wen is an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a contributing columnist for The Washington Post, as well as a CNN medical analyst. Previously...

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Over the past quarter century, there has been a profound change in the involvement of women within the criminal justice system. This is the result of more expansive law enforcement efforts, stiffer drug sentencing laws, and post-conviction barriers to reentry that uniquely affect women. The female incarcerated population stands over seven times higher than in 1980. More than 60% of women in state prisons have a child under the age ...

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July 14, 2021 67 min

Did you know there are now 2.8 million people worldwide who have multiple sclerosis according to the most extensive global study to date? That means every 5 minutes, someone, somewhere in the world is diagnosed with MS. Nearly 1 million of them are living in the United States.


On this epsiode of Free Thinking, Montel talks with Dr george Jelink. Dr Jelinek has dedicated his life to the epidemiology of MS. He is an Australian doctor ...

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Christy Pennison is a board-certified professional counselor with over 10 years of experience, a mental health consultant, and owner of Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting in Alexandria, Louisiana. Be Inspired Counseling & Consulting was created out of a passion to help individuals, children, and families by inspiring hope for change; the team of counselors has over 30 years of combined experience. She is a mental health ad...

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June 16, 2021 51 min

On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel talks with Carmelo Rodriguez, author of Dead Soldier: Story of the Living, which chronicles his story of being misclassified as “dead” by the VA, which then shares that information with social security and the IRS to make matters worse. An astonishing 4,200 vets, who are very much alive, have been mistakenly classified as deceased and had their VA benefits cut off during a recent five-year p...

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On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel chats with Jerome Foster II, an 18-year-old climate justice activist, voting rights advocate, and emerging technology developer. His work as a leader in the youth climate movement has been recognized on the international stage. He serves as the youngest member of the Biden White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. He’s the Executive Director & Founder of OneMillionOfUs, which i...

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May 19, 2021 55 min

According to the latest statistics available from the CDC, Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as TBI, is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. We most often associate TBI with our military veterans, but many others are afflicted with TBI due to sports and accidents. In 2014 falls accounted for almost half of all TBI related emergency room visits.

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On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel talks with renown neurologist, Dr David Perlmutter. Dr Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He serves as the medical advisor for the Dr. Oz Show and Men’s Health and is an associate professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative...

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On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel talks with Shirley Raines, founder of Beauty 2 The Streetz, a non-profit organization that has supported the homeless community in Los Angeles for the last four years. Every Saturday, rain or shine, she and her team come out to share a hot home-cooked meal, conversation, and most importantly connection. Skid Row is the epicenter of Los Angeles’ homeless community, with about 5,000 people exp...

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On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel talks with Porsche Williams, a Navy veteran who’s an active member of the Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council at Washington, D.C., Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is a Suicide Intervention Instructor and founder of Restore Life which she started in 2018 after experiencing her own mental health challenges stemming from her time serving in the Navy during Operation Iraqi Freedom and O...

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On this episode of Free Thinking, Montel speaks with 33-year-old Financial Activist Dasha Kenned. A St. Louis native with over a decade of experience working as an accountant and default counselor, she created The Broke Black girl which connects, educates, and empowers minority women to achieve financial and mental wellness. The Broke Black Girl provides a safe and supportive space for women to openly discuss their financial hardsh...

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