Revolutionary Optimism Podcast

Revolutionary Optimism Podcast

To respond to the challenging times we are living through, physician, humanitarian and social justice advocate Dr. Paul Zeitz has identified a new syndrome called Revolutionary Optimism: an infectious, self-created way of thinking and living on the path of love. Tune in to learn how to unleash your personal power and #unify with others to build movements that catalyze bold and transformational political action for our collective repair, justice, and peace.


September 11, 2023 49 mins

In this eye-opening episode, join Dr. Zeitz as he welcomes Margaret Klein Salamon, the passionate author of the second edition of "Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth,” and Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a renowned spiritual leader and historian, as they dive deeply into the urgent call for collective action to combat the worst effects of climate change and discuss the concept of going "all in ...

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In this episode, Dr. Zeitz sits down with Jesse Leon, author, speaker and powerful advocate for change.  Jesse’s story is a testament to the indomitable human spirit. A survivor of childhood sexual violence and sex trafficking, Jesse shares his harrowing yet triumphant journey from darkness to empowerment. His memoir "I'm Not Broken" serves as a guiding light, shedding light on his path of resilience and healing.

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In this episode, join Dr. Zeitz as he engages in a powerful conversation with Rylee Haught and Jay Waxse, dynamic leaders of Climate Defiance. This youth-led movement is fervently dedicated to leveraging disruptive, peaceful, and direct actions to drive swift and comprehensive change to avert the gravest consequences of the climate emergency. Born out of the Biden administration's approval of the Alaska Willow Project, a c...

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Dr. Zeitz explores the path of love and interspirituality as the foundation for revolutionary optimism with Rabbi Shefa Gold and Reverend Matthew Wright as it aims to connect and weave together people of faith, across all religions and non-believers, that may connect humanistically–so that together we can connect, inspire, and heal, and we can embrace our common humanity.

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Join Dr. Paul Zeitz as he engages in a powerful conversation with Professor Marcus Anthony Hunter and Dreisen Heath, prominent leaders in the racial equity and reparative justice movement. In this episode, they discuss the moral imperative and urgency to implement radical reparations and radical truth-telling as a critical step in healing the soul of America. 

Dive into personal stories, experiences, and perspectives th...

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In this episode, Dr. Zeitz sits down with Marianne Williamson, a renowned author, political activist, and spiritual leader who is pioneering a new politics of love. Together, they delve into Marianne's transformative journey and her vision for a society rooted in love and compassion. Discover how Marianne's unique blend of political and historical insight drives her advocacy for putting “love at the center” of our social, ...

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Join us on this special Juneteenth 2023 episode, as we welcome Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a true champion for peace and justice. In this heart-to-heart conversation, Congresswoman Lee shares her remarkable journey and leadership legacy in the fight against global AIDS, 

reflecting on her impactful encounter with Dr. Paul Zeitz twenty-three years ago at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where they wi...

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Join Dr. Paul Zeitz on a transformative journey with Revolutionary Optimism. In a world overshadowed by despair, this inspiring series explores a new era of hope and transformation. From the urgent need to save our planet to the challenges and roadblocks we face in creating social change, each episode delves into the insights, strategies, and tools of fearless leaders dedicated to overcoming adversity and driving bold solu...

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