Pathways Radio with Paul O’Brien features 30-minute conversations with authors, luminaries, and leaders about personal development and cultural evolution. Paul O’Brien has been the host since 1984, when the program began airing on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon.

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Civilized to Death

Christopher Ryan, PhD, is the author of the new book, Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. A featured speaker from TED to The Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House to the Einstein Forum in Pottsdam, Germany, Ryan has consulted … Read More & Listen »

Sex, Time and Power

Leonard Shlain discusses his book, Sex, Time and Power: How Women’s Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution. He is the chief of laparoscopic surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and lives in the Bay Area.

Our Evolving Species

Sang-Hee Lee is the author of the new book, Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species. She is a professor of anthropology and associate dean of the college of humanities, arts, and social sciences at UC Riverside, and … Read More & Listen »

I Am Not I

Jacob Needleman is the author of I Am Not I. A philosopher, author, and religious scholar, Jacob teaches philosophy at San Francisco State University. He is also the author of The New Religions, a pioneering study of the new American spirituality, MoneyRead More & Listen »

Legacy of the Kings Highway

Everybody loves the island of Maui. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and the sheer fanaticism about the island is well documented. Daniel Sullivan is a photographer and author of the new book, The Maui CoastRead More & Listen »

Masters of the Word

William J. Bernstein is author of the new book, Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History from the Alphabet to the Internet. William is a financial theorist and historian whose books include The Birth of Plenty, The Four Pillars of InvestingRead More & Listen »

When the Past is Present

David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T. is a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer who works in Santa Barbara and San Francisco California. He is the author of the new book, When the Past is Present. He combines Jungian, poetic, and mythic perspectives in … Read More & Listen »

Just How Stupid Are We?

Rick Shenkman discusses Just How Stupid Are We?: Facing the Truth about the American Voter. He is the editor and founder of George Mason University’s History News Network, a website that features articles by historians on current events. An associate professor of … Read More & Listen »