Nature Breakthroughs

Nature Breakthroughs

Conversations with Change Makers in a World Gone Mad. Weekly podcasts about the science, magic, and nature of change with Dr. “Wild” Ben Goldman.

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July 16, 2022 67 mins

Hear my conversation with Enrique Enriquez, the magical tarot reader and author of Tarology who was born in Caracas and lives in New York, where he waits for a sign to cry out. Now and then he talks to the birds, thus perfecting the many ways to spell “Here I am!” (Photo credit: Alex Harris.) To learn more about Enrique, visit https://www.facebook.com/enrique.enriquez.37 

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Hear my conversation with Joel Tauber, activist, artist, and filmmaker, most recently of “Border-Ball: A 40-Day Pilgrimage Along the U.S.-Mexico Border.” We dive deep into controversial issues of borders, immigration, Jewish identity, and how this relates to connection, meaning and change in our world. To learn more, visit https://joeltauber.com

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November 27, 2021 61 mins

Jerry Fu is a conflict resolution coach who helps Asian-American leaders advance in their career and life journeys. Jerry offers a range of coaching services, workshops and keynote presentations for individuals and groups. He also happens to be a pharmacist and salsa dancer. To learn more, visit https://www.adaptingleaders.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-fu-pharmd-acc-53710187/

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September 18, 2021 67 mins

Hear my conversation with the Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford, Esq., founder of Political Theology Matters, an Episcopal priest, Detroit native, and practicing civil rights attorney for over 30 years, including as an ACLU co-operating attorney on constitutional matters. Ledford exhorts progressive Christians to exercise their First Amendment guarantees as part of a collective interfaith voice, calling for more compassionate approaches to o...

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September 4, 2021 65 mins

Hear my conversation with Abraham McCauley, cofounder and COO of Beemmunity, which develops and provides solutions that protect and preserve pollinator species. They’re changing how pollinators are viewed and the impacts of agrochemicals, preserving species for future generations. Listen to his fascinating story of personal, organizational and societal change. You can also read the transcript at www.naturebreakthroughs.com/blog.

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Hear my conversation with AJ & Rachel Strahorn, creators of THC: The Hole Conversation podcast, where this sibling duo provides their unique perspectives on tackling life while being a part of multiple minorities with nothing off limits: family, belonging, love, loss, religion, sex, drugs and more. Listen to their episodes here: https://the-hole-conversation.simplecast.com/

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July 24, 2021 73 mins

Hear my conversation with Anna Ehrsam, editor-in-chief of Battery Journal, co-director of Park Place Gallery, and New York-based artist, patented inventor, and a professor of art history and studio art. Hear more of our conversation at https://www.batteryjournal.org/artculture

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April 19, 2021 49 mins

This episode is about my latest art project called "The Mask Series." What are masks anyway, and how do they shape our lives--even when there is no pandemic? Walk with Max and me to hear my shaggy dog tale about getting caught in a crypto-currency Ponzi scheme and turning that into a head-spinning work of art.  

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February 1, 2021 75 mins

Leith Hill is the Entrepreneur Whisperer. She focuses on helping women and men feel grounded anywhere and everywhere to access their power, lead with confidence, and exceed their goals. Leith’s business experience spans three decades of for-profit and non-profit work, most notably as founder and CEO of Ellary’s Greens, an organic, sexy-healthy restaurant in the heart of New York’s West Village. See https://www.leithhill.nyc/ 

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January 18, 2021 58 mins

Liam Houston is co-host of Nature Breakthrough’s Transgender Living with Change (TLC) webinars and founder of the Transgender Wellness Initiative (TWI), which promotes the wellness of trans people. TWI offers inclusive fitness training and practices at gyms informed by the unique needs of transgender individuals. Liam also works for the LGBTQ health center Callen-Lorde in New York City. He transitioned as an undergraduate and has a...

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December 21, 2020 37 mins

Terri Levine is the business and executive coaching expert who founded Heart-repreneur®. She’s worked with more than 5,000 business owners and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries worldwide on growth, sales, and marketing and is the bestselling author of dozens of books, including her forthcoming Conversion Equation: How To Generate All The Leads You Can Handle. Terri is a keynote speaker with her own radio and TV show. See htt...

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December 7, 2020 56 mins

Kimberly Hobscheid is a master connector who gets entrepreneurs the stages and connections they need to stop being overlooked, and massively grow their revenue and reach. She’s an award-winning international inspirational public speaker, best-selling author, audiobook producer, and six-time entrepreneur. Kimberly is the creator of Entrepreneurs Rocket Fuel, an active community of entrepreneurs, looking to contribute, connect, and g...

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September 25, 2020 72 mins

Hear my conversation with environmentalist Andrew Brazington and our daughters, Nicollette Brazington and Emma Goldman, two young women and essential workers in a time of pandemic. We discuss change in America, across generations, gender, and race. 

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September 14, 2020 63 mins

Jon Christian is a "conscious human performance strategist," marketing expert, and founder of https://zerkers.com/.

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August 31, 2020 55 mins

Justin Tucker is a writer, explorer and all-around student of life.  Through his blog, http://www.signedjustin.com, he offers personal accounts of his journey in the form of insightful introspections, effective habits and snapshots of the world to which he has been exposed. Hear his story of how travelling alone to Iceland opened up his world and his relationship to nature. 

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August 17, 2020 57 mins

Marie Deveaux is the founder of High Tides Consulting, a learning agency that helps clients focus on self-improvement in a fun and dynamic environment, so they can show up as their best for their families, communities, and the world. She’s developed a framework to support Black and brown women in corporate roles to step into entrepreneurship, and helps corporations develop more inclusive leadership. Reach Marie at https://mariedeve...

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August 3, 2020 62 mins

Anne Geary, founder of The Enneagram Approach, uses her gifts to combine systems for recovery, personality and personal growth, and discusses how the Enneagram can help people evolve into their better selves. 

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July 20, 2020 62 mins

What lessons does the aging of Japan have for the West and what can the self-imposed isolation of the “Hikikomori” teach us about surviving quarantines and beyond? How does the corona virus pandemic foreshadow what could come with global warming? Join my conversation with Dr. Wieland Wagner, who served for 23 years as Asian bureau chief for German news magazine Der Spiegel with stints in Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, and New Delhi. He’...

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“Anger at the Gourd” is an excerpt from my forthcoming book Nature Breakthroughs: 5 Steps to Transform Yourself and the World, which is now available to pre-order. The excerpt is about the need to repair our destructive relationship with nature and will be published this August in the literary journal Flights

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June 22, 2020 77 mins

Mary Goldman is the longtime former leader of Philadelphia’s 27th Ward and a one-time city council candidate. Hear about her efforts in the trenches of city politics, her meeting with Jimmy Carter, her youthful road trip with modern dance legend Trisha Brown, and, yes, she’s my mom! 

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