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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An End to Upside Down Thinking

Mark Grober is the author of the new book An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life .  Mark is a partner in a Silicon Valley investment bank

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Passing Judgment

Terri Apter is author of the new book, Passing Judgment: Praise and Blame in Everyday Life. Terri is a psychologist, and Fellow Emeritae at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her nine books include Difficult Mothers, The Sister Knot, The Confident Child, and What

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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

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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 … Read More & Listen »

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 … Read More & Listen »

Fear: The Enemy of Education

Ba Luvmour is one of the developers — along with his wife, Dr. Josette Luvmour — of “Natural Learning Relationships.” This is a whole-child understanding of childhood development that supports optimal well-being in children. Ba is a renowned specialist in child development, … Read More & Listen »

The Brain’s Hidden Quest for “Cool”

Steven Quartz is the author of the new book, Cool: How the Brain’s Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World. By bringing together the latest findings in brain science, economics, and evolutionary biology to form a provocative theory … Read More & Listen »

The Antidote

Our guest this week on Pathways is Oliver Burkeman, author of the new book The Antidote: Happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking. Oliver is a feature writer for the Guardian. He writes a popular weekly column on psychology called “This … Read 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 »