Pathways Radio and Podcast

Pathways host Paul O'Brien

The Pathways program features fascinating 30-minute conversations with authors, inventors and cultural activists whose work supports personal development and/or cultural evolution

Paul O’Brien has been Pathways’ producer/host since 1984. 

The show has been broadcast across Oregon and Southern Washington for over 30 years and has a large, loyal following. It airs on Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM at USA Pacific time on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon (streaming via KBOO.fm)—with free worldwide podcasts of Pathways interviews available here and via iTunes and other podcast servers

Terence McKenna: Terence McKenna on The Book of Changes (1997)

Terence McKenna spent twenty-five years exploring and developing an ethno-pharmacology of spiritual transformation, in the process discovering Novelty Theory, which was based part on the sequence of hexagrams in the ancient I Ching, or Book of Changes. Terrence is author of many books, including The Invisible Landscape and Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Growers’ Guide. Another of his, Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge, is a study of the impact of psychotropic plants on human culture and evolution throughout history and before. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a distributed major in Ecology, Resource Conservation and Shamanism. McKenna died on April 3, 2000, at the age of 53.

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Marina Adshade: Dollars and Sex

Dr. Marina Adshade is author of the book, Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love. Dr Adshade has spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In 2008, she launched an undergraduate course titled Economics of Sex and Love, which invited her students to approach questions of sex and love through an economist’s lens. The class was an immediate hit with students and, by the time the first term started, had generated international media attention.

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Visit Marina Adshade’s website: marinaadshade.com/

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Peter Moore: Breitenbush

Peter Moore is one of the founding members of the Breitenbush Community. He is currently Business Director of the Breitenbush Co-op. He was born in Oregon City, graduated from San Francisco State University, and traveled throughout Europe and Asia as a musician and wanderer/seeker, from 1973 through 1977. He was co-founder and managing editor of the Oregon indy-zine, Alternatives Magazine. He co-founded the International Holistic Centers movement and currently serves on the boards of several non-profits.

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Visit Peter Moore’s website: breitenbush.com/

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Douglas Noll: De-escalate

Douglas Noll is the author of the new book,  De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less. Doug is a lawyer turned peacemaker. He is a teacher, speaker, and trainer, and the award-winning author of three other books — one of which we discussed five years ago on Pathways named Elusive Peace. A co-founder of the Prison of Peace non-profit service organization, Doug’s vocation is to serve humanity, and he executes this calling on many levels. Using pragmatic and practical skills of peacemaking, he helps people resolve deep interpersonal and ideological conflicts.

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Visit Douglas Noll’s website: http://dougnoll.com/

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Michael Gelb: The Art of Connection

Michael Gelb is the author of the new book The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now. He has pioneered the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. He leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Raytheon, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He is the coauthor of Brain Power and author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and several other bestsellers.

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Visit Michael Gelb’s website: michaelgelb.com

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Robert Wright: Why Buddhism is True

Robert Wright is the author of the new book, Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. Robert is the New York Times bestselling author of The Evolution of God (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Nonzero, and The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life, Three Scientists and their Gods (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award). He is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the widely respected Bloggingheads.tv and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Time, Slate, and The New Republic. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and at Princeton University, where he also created the popular online course Buddhism and Modern Psychology.

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Visit Robert Wright’s website: mindfulresistance.net/

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Mark Sheehan: The SHAKA Movement

Mark Sheehan is a guiding force in the SHAKA movement. Their goal is to educate the public on the dangers of GMOs and to curb the abuses of industrial/chemical agriculture. Their  focus is on Maui, but their message is relevant to environmentally aware citizens everywhere. Mark works for the Shaka Foundation and Maui Tomorrow, two non-profits that are fighting for the future of the island of Maui, Hawaii.

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Visit Mark Sheehan’s website: www.mauigmomoratoriumnews.org/

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Sarah Ockwell-Smith: Gentle Discipline

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the author of the new book, Gentle Discipline: Using Emotional Connection–Not Punishment–to Raise Confident, Capable Kids. Sarah is a popular parenting expert whose blog is read by two million parents each year. A trained prenatal teacher, birth and postnatal doula, and pediatric homeopath, she is also the cofounder of GentleParenting.com. She lives in a 350-year-old cottage in rural Essex, UK with her family, including four school-age children.

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Visit Sarah Ockwell-Smith’s website: sarahockwell-smith.com/

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Shannon Kaiser: The Self-Love Experiment

Shannon Kaiser is the author of the book, The Self-Love Experiment: Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself. Shannon is also the author of Find Your Happy, which was featured on Pathways in 2013. She is a six-time contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Shannon has been named among the “top 100 women to watch in wellness” by Mind-Body-Green. She’s an international entrepreneur/life coach, travel writer, teacher, and inspirational speaker who left her job in advertising several years ago to follow her heart and become a writer.

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Visit Shannon Kaiser’s website: playwiththeworld.com/

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Candyce Ossefort-Russell: Your Grief is Your Own

Candyce Ossefort-Russell is the author of the e-book, Your Grief is Your Own: Dispelling common myths about grief. She is a psychotherapist, grief advocate, writer, therapist trainer, and speaker. She has actively lived, studied, and trained in psychological, spiritual, and scientific perspectives of suffering and transformation for over 25 years and has extensive experience living through, working with, and writing about trauma, grief, and life transition. Known for her warm and emotionally engaged therapy and teaching style, Candyce is a contributor to the forthcoming book, “Clinical Applications of The Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies”.

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Visit Candyce Ossefort-Russell’s website: deepcenterforgrowth.com/

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