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

Keith Payne: The Effects of Inequality

Keith Payne is the author of the book The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die. He is a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an international leader in the psychology of inequality and discrimination. His research has been featured in The Atlantic and The New York Times, and on NPR, and he has written for Scientific American and Psychology Today.

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Brian Boxer Wachler: Perceptual Intelligence

Exploring the brain’s ability to interpret and make sense of the world, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler describes how your perception can be reality or fantasy and how to separate the two, which is the basis of improving your Perceptual Intelligence (PI). His new book is Perceptual Intelligence: The Brain’s Secret to Seeing Past Illusion, Misperception and Self-Deception.

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Visit Brian Boxer Wachler’s website: www.perceptualintelligence.com

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Ira Israel: Surviving your childhood as an adult

Ira Israel is the author of the book How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re An Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor. Ira graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and holds advanced degrees in psychology, philosophy, and religious studies. His DVD series, including A Beginners Guide to Happiness and Mindfulness for Depression, along with his sold-out Esalen workshops, have given him a wide following.

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Visit Ira Israel’s website: iraisrael.com

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Armin Zadeh: The Forgotten Art of Love

Love plays a crucial role in every aspect of human existence, including sex, spirituality, society, and even the meaning of life. Dr. Armin Zadeh is the author of the new book The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why it Matters. He is a cardiologist and professor at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zadeh has authored more than 100 scientific articles and is an editor of scholarly books in medicine.

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Visit Armin Zadeh’s website: www.lovetheforgottenart.org

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Karlene Stange: Spiritual Nature of Animals

Dr. Karlene Stange is the author of the new book, The Spiritual Nature of Animals: a country vet explores the wisdom, compassion, and souls of animals. As a child, Karlene wanted to be an “animal doctor” before she knew the word “veterinarian.” Today she incorporates acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional therapy into her Rocky Mountain practice. She often speaks at conferences and lives in Durango, Colorado.

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Visit Karlene Stange’s website: www.animasanimals.com

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Emilie Wapnick: How to Be Everything

Emilie Wapnick is a career coach and author of the new book: How to Be Everything: A guide for those who (still) don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. Emilie is Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites integrate ALL of their interests into their lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University. She is an occasional rock star, a paleo-friendly eater and a wannabe scientist carpenter.

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Visit Emilie Wapnick’s website: www.puttylike.com

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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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