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.

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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Jaimal Yogis: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

Jaimal Yogis is author of the book, All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Jaimal’s magazine reporting has won awards like the 2005 Leslie Rachel Sanders Award for Social Justice Reporting, a 2007 Maggie Award for “Best Magazine Feature,” and two Scripps Howard reporting scholarships. In 2010, The Common Wealth Club voted him “The New Face of San Francisco Media” for his popular writing in San Francisco Magazine. His stories have also been published in ESPN Magazine, AFAR, Runner’s World, The Surfers Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and many others. He has been a guest-lecturer at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and San Francisco State. A few years ago, Jaimal was on Pathways for an interview about his first book, Saltwater Buddha — a coming of age memoir about running away from home to surf then nearly becoming a Zen monk.

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Visit Jaimal Yogis’s website: www.jaimalyogis.com

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David Richo: The Five Longings

David Richo is the author of the new book, The Five Longings: What We’ve Always Wanted—and Already Have. David is a teacher, workshop leader, and psychotherapist in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. He combines Jungian, transpersonal, and mythic perspectives in his work. He is the author of numerous psychology/self-help best-sellers, including How to Be an Adult in Relationships …The Five Things We Cannot Change and When the Past is Present, a fascinating look at the psychological phenomenon of transference.

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Visit David Richo’s website: davericho.com/

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Mandy Len Catron: How to Fall in Love with Anyone

Mandy Len Catron is the author of the new book, How to Fall in Love with Anyone. Mandy’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Walrus, as well as literary journals and anthologies. Her TEDx talks can be found at TED.com. She writes about love and love stories at The Love Story Project (TheLoveStoryProject.ca) and she teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her original article “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This” was one of the most popular articles published by The New York Times in 2015.

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Visit Mandy Len Catron’s website: mandylencatron.com

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