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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Sex, God, and the Conservative Church

Tina Schermer Sellers is the author of the book, Sex, God, and the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy. She is a nationally known speaker on religious sexual shame. She has a PhD in clinical sexology and is an associate professor of sexuality … 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.

Sexual Healing

Carolin Hauser-Carson is the author of the new book, Blossom: 7 Steps to Sexual Healing. An internationally-recognized speaker and teacher on the subjects of spirituality, healing, and women’s empowerment for almost two decades, Carolin combines her knowledge to help women (and brave men) to … Read More & Listen »

Insights to Intimacy

Christian Pankhurst is the author of the new book, Insights To Intimacy: Why Relationships Fail & How To Make Them Work.  Christian is an authority on heart-centered communication and heart-intelligent relationships. He is the creator of the Heart IQ™ Method, a coaching … Read More & Listen »

What Love Is And What it Could Be

Carrie Jenkins is the author of the new book, What Love Is And What It Could Be. Carrie is a professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, a nationally elected Canada Research Chair, and

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Erotic Arts

Sophia Iannicelli, the Festival Director of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, has centered her life around the arts as a creator, muse, collaborator, curator and event producer for the last 14 years.

Sex Positive Culture

Jim Duvall is one of the founders of the Center for Sex Positive Culture. As a sexuality activist, Jim teaches on a variety of topics, from erotic photography to rope bondage, at events and for groups all over North America.

Sex from Scratch

Our guest this week on Pathways is Sarah Mirk, author of Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules. Sarah is a journalist whose work focuses on gender, politics, and good ideas. As an editor for national feminist magazine, Bitch, she writes online daily … Read More & Listen »

Dirty Little Secrets

Our guest this week on Pathways is Kerry Cohen, author of the book, Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity. Kerry is the author of nine books, including Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity. She writes and has … Read More & Listen »

Vagina: A New Biography

Naomi Wolf is author of the new book, VAGINA: A New Biography. Author, social critic, and political activist Naomi Wolf raises awareness of the pervasive inequities that exist in society and politics. She encourages people to take charge of their lives, voice their … Read More & Listen »

The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Mary Roach is the author of Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California.

Sexual R-Evolution

Brock Noyes speaks about the article “Sexual R-Evolution – Investigating the Biology of Eros.” Brock has lifelong experience in the holistic health field, and serves as a guide for individuals seeking dynamic change. He is also a Portland local, a writer, a … Read More & Listen »

The Love Spell

Phyllis Curott is the author of Book of Shadows, which has sold more than 100,000 copies in the U.S. and is an international bestseller. Ms. Curott is a respected civil liberties attorney honored as one of the Ten Gutsiest Women of the … Read More & Listen »