Life in the Post-Truth World  

A damning but unverified report on Trump and Russia has recently surfaced. But do the American people even care?

44. American Daughter  

Raised by parents who moved from Vietnam to the United States in search of a better life, this week’s caller is her family’s first American-born child. She talks about defying stereotypes and asserting her independence by dying her hair. Find out how her “Tiger parents” reacted when she embraced a goth punk identity in middle school and later when she went to work for a non-profit.This episode is brought to you by Mailchimp (, Talkspace (, Secrets, Crimes and Audiotape podcast from Wondery, and Blue Apron (

"Busted" #4: When the Safety Net Doesn't Catch You  

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In the fourth installment of our series "Busted: America's Poverty Myths," we examine the strengths and shortcomings of our nation's safety net. Government assistance does help lift millions out of poverty each year -- indeed, without it, poverty would be twice as high -- but those in the most dire circumstances often slip through the cracks.

With the help of Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America, and Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, we consider how anti-poverty programs can actually keep people poor and offer little hope for a way out.

Also, Brooke meets Margaret Smith, a Columbus woman made homeless after a violent crime derailed the life she'd carefully built with her six children. And we visit an Athens County food pantry that provides not just meals to the community, but also school supplies, clothing, furniture, job training, home repairs, disaster relief...even burial plots. 


Invitation to a Suicide by John Zorn
Equinox by John Coltrane
Passing Time by John Renbourn
Peace Piece by Kronos Quartet


The 24 hour work cycle has become the worshipped paradigm for Americans. Crush it! Never Stop! But is it really the way to go? Also, I discuss ambivalence and how it can change your life! Did you know you can simultaneously love and hate something at the same time?! My shrink taught me all about that. The Mommy Myth and how it has made American Mothers feel like shit. Also some listener emails - one gal wants to get her life, but is afraid of being by herself. Why does she get freaked out when she's not doing something? A man has BBD syndrome (Bigger, Better Deal) with women. What's going on here and how can he get his love life? 

A celebration of African American life and culture  

In this special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day broadcast, we look at the drama behind building the African American museum in Washington DC. The novel “Homegoing” traces longstanding trauma of the slave trade. The hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest released a new album after 18 years of silence. And the book “Black Faces, White Spaces” explores the relationship between blacks and the outdoors.

98: Find Your Fit Method with Zlata Sushchik  
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Zlata Sushchik is a lifestyle coach, sports nutritionist and founder an online fitness coaching company called Sexyfit.

She grew up in Moscow, Russia and moved to the US when she was 16. Throughout her career as a fitness competitor she was awarded top 5 placements at 26 shows including top 3 national titles. Her work has been featured in Muscular Development, Flex Magazine, Rx fitness and countless other publications. Sexyfit method has helped women lose over 6,500 pounds by providing virtual nutrition, fitness and accountability coaching to help you live a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle. Zlata is known for her no nonsense, no BS approach to health and fitness.

At Sexyfit, she is focused on creating a foundation for sustainable lifestyle to help you get in shape and most importantly create the habits to keep your sexy fit body. She resides in San Diego, enjoys long walks on the beach, caramel cupcakes and kale smoothies. She collects Nike shoes and is a member of four local gyms #FitGirlLife Appearing for her second time on Earn Your happy, she is ecstatic to share with us the announcement of her new book! A tid-bit of background on Zlata (in case you missed her first episode) at 16 years old, she moved to the USA from Moscow, Russia. Fascinated with the American foods and sweets (along with natural puberty and just plain ol’ growing up,) Zlata tells us that her “body type” wasn't always what it is now.

“I’ll never forget being kicked out of dance class as a little kid, being told verbatim 'Your gut is disgusting.'”

As if that weren't traumatizing enough, she recalls herself having low self-esteem through middle school, her high shool breakup and even college. Not allowing herself to get stuck in the “body shame” rut for long, she came out on the other end, stronger and more confident than ever! Competing in over 28 fitness shows and with continuous self-development work, Zlata is the epitome of SexyFit!

“I am so grateful for what I have been able to create stemming from my challenges, from me falling flat on my face.”

Zlata’s boo, The SexyFit Method was created to complete food freedom, love your body and reclaim your life. It is a step by step guide to “start over” if you wish. To find the real you and to love her/him hard! She’ll help clear that path for you and educate you on “Five Steps to Your Transformation” along with a 21 Day Jump Start Fitness Plan. What are you waiting for!?

In This Episode You Will Learn About: Confidence Strength Habit forming Perseverance Body image Fitness Wellness Accountability Sexy Resources: The SexyFit Method Book

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23. Chris Gethard: Nerding Out on the Founding Fathers  

Comedian Chris Gethard (Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People) was introduced to musical theatre when, as he puts it, he played Conrad Birdie as a "prepubescent, feminine eighth-grader." Flash forward two decades and Chris met Lin-Manuel Miranda in rehearsals for a This American Life live show. "This guy is genius, this is next level," he remembers thinking. He joins Travon to discuss seeing the original cast of Hamilton, what lyric he sings to make his wife laugh, and what he likes about  "Dear Theodosia."This episode is brought to you by Squarespace.

006 Ortsunabhängiges Unternehmen aufbauen mit Bastian Barami  

Viele Leute träumen davon durch die Welt zu reisen.

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Unser heutiger Gast Bastian Barami gehört zu der kleinen Gruppe der Menschheit, die den Großteil ihrer Zeit mit Reisen verbringen, und von unterwegs arbeiten.

Vor kurzem hat er endgültig seinen Wohnsitz in Deutschland aufgegeben und reist nun als digitaler Nomade durch die Welt. Nach seiner Arbeit als Hotelfachmann hat er sich entschieden, dass er etwas ändern will - und genau das getan.

In dieser Folge zeigt er dir wie er trotz des Reisens sozialen Anschluss findet, mit welchen Tools er sein Unternehmen ortsunabhängig betreibt und wieso er sein Unternehmen in Estland gegründet hat. Seinen Blog findest du hier.


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401: The Minimalists on The American Dream & Learning - From the Audiobook Essential: Essays (Similar to TEDx & Ted Talks)  

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

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Antonio Fernandez King Tone Almighty Latin Kings CEO of Grow Up Grow Out LLC  

Antonio Fernandez, also known as King Tone, is the former head of the Latin Kings (the largest Hispanic street gang in the US). In 1999, Fernandez was sentenced to 12 to 15 years for conspiring to sell narcotics.[1] He is the main figure in the HBO documentary, Latin Kings: A Street Gang story, which was released in 2007. He is also featured in the book, The Misfit Economy, by Alexa Clay, which was published in 2015. Upon his release, Fernandez has shared his insights as a former gang leader and political activist, and how that relates to the "legitimate world". CEO Grow Up Grow Out LLC Latin Kings: A Street Gang story In 2007, HBO released a documentary called "Latin Kings: A Street Gang story", which was primarily a biography of Fernandez. Created by award-winning documentary maker Jon Alpert, it depicts two sides to Fernandez' role as head of the Latin Kings. It portrays him as a symbol of hope who empowered the Latin American Community, and increased the King's membership by more than a 1000 people. It also portrays him as a man who could not practice what he preached. Despite asking his Latin King members to find legitimate employment and to reject a life of crime, he continued to use his position as leader of the Latin Kings to assist in large scale narcotic transactions

Plants and preservation  

Seed banks around the world aim to preserve the genetic basis of plant life in order to help humans adapt to future global climate change. We talk with several people involved in such endeavours, and we also meet American David Milarch who gives us a lesson in how to clone a giant Californian Redwood.

TMR 163 : Dr. Martin Erdmann : Christianity in Conflict with American Civil Religion  

"American Civil Religion is the most effective rival religion to true Christianity in the US"—Martin Erdmann This week we welcome back theologian and lecturer Dr. Martin Erdmann, Director of the Verax Institute in Greenville, South Carolina, for a challenging yet enlightening discussion on the important subject of American Civil Religion and its unhappy relationship to true Christianity. As a fish is unaware of the water in which it swims, so the majority of Americans do not perceive that there exists in the US today a state religion, incompatible with true Christianity, yet not openly opposed to it. Feeding on the many symbols, events, ideals and heroes of America's history and public life, and borrowing from the language and metaphors of Christianity, this state religion vies for the allegiance of every citizen. Arguing that every state cultivates its own particular brand of civil religion, Dr. Erdmann encourages us to stand firm when our allegiance to Christ is challenged by the state, and advises us to remain vigilant as we approach the days of a global civil religion. (For show notes please visit

The Non-Pill, Natural Alternative To Viagra That Instantly Fixes Erectile Dysfunction, Boosts Libido In Men & Women, Enhances Orgasm & Much More. Last month, I hopped on an airplane and flew down to Miami, Florida, where I underwent a special type of protocol that is technically called “extracorporeal shock wave therapy,” also known as “Audio Frequency Shockwave Therapy.” Basically, although the physician on today's podcast will be able to explain the nitty-gritty science behind it, this technique uses mild acoustical waves to “shock” a male or female's genitals either A) back to life in the case of things like low libido, erectile dysfunction or small size or B) turn one into the equivalent of, pardon the expression, a sex machine with more blood flow, bigger size, better orgasms and much more. Let's just say I was pretty pleased with my own personal results, so pleased in fact, that I decided to get the doctor who oversaw my procedure onto a podcast. Whether you're a guy or a girl, if you're interested in enhancing your sex life, building new blood vessels, or fixing libido and sexual issues, this is a must listen. Dr. Richard Gaines, MD, FAARM, ABAARM, is the Chief Medical Officer at an age management medical practice company called HealthGAINS. He is a leading practitioner of the rapidly evolving science of "physician-guided age management", and has been administering bioidentical hormone therapy since 1993. After a distinguished thirty-year career as a physician and health-care executive, Dr. Gaines became president and chief medical officer of the age management medical practice HealthGAINS, which he founded in 2005. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1981, completed his internship at Tufts University School of Medicine and his residency at Harvard Medical School and earned a fellowship in cardiac and obstetric anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He subsequently served as a physician at Huntington Memorial Hospital and as an anesthesiologist at Harvard Community Health Plan and Sheridan Healthcorp. Dr. Gaines is also a member of the following professional organizations: -ACAM – The American College for Advancement in Medicine -A4M – The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine -IFM – The Institute for Functional Medicine -AMMG – Age Management Medicine Group His professional certifications include: -Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM) from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. -Board certification from the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM). -Certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner with advanced training at The Institute for Functional Medicine. Hormone Replacement Therapy Dr. Gaines is a pioneer in the use of hormone replacement therapy, or HRT for both men and women. Before dedicating himself to helping men and women be healthier, happier, and more vital from their 30s to their 40s and beyond through HRT, Dr. Gaines worked as an anesthesiologist. For three decades he was a board certified anesthesiologist at some of the most well-known hospitals in the country, and he maintains that specialty to this day. Most notably related to today's podcast, Dr. Gaines is the creator of something called "Gaines Enhancement", which is one of the only drug free, surgery free male enhancement procedures that not only provides effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), but that can also increase both the length and girth of the penis. During our discussion, you'll discover: - The shocking number of guys who take Viagra, Cialis or some other kind of ED med...[10:25] -Aside from the exorbitant cost, are there any known deleterious side effects to Viagra...21:25[] -The fascinating history of the use of sound wave therapy and pulse wave therapy in medicine...[25:45] -How this same technique can be used to significantly decrease risk of heart attack...[31:40] -Whether the GainsWave therapy is any different than a "pump" that many men use...[46:00] -The "P-shot" and "O-shot" that Dr. Gaines injects into the genitals of men and women...[50:55] -How what Dr. Gaines does is any different than a company like, say, Cenegenics does...[52:53] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The GainsWave website (if you want to go to Miami, Florida and have the protocol done by Dr. Gaines, simply mention this podcast or "Ben Greenfield" to save 5% off your entire protocol and any follow-up procedures you decide to get done - from P-shots to sound wave therapy and beyond.) Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Gaines or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!

Alexandra Heminsley, Renee Fleming, Spending less  

Alexandra Heminsley tells us about her new book about becoming an open water swimmer. Women will be taking to the streets in Washington, London and cities around the globe on 21st of January to take a stand on a range of social justice and human rights issues. We hear from an organiser of the London march Emma McNalley, Kelly Dittmar Assistant Research Professor at the Centre for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University and from Jan Halper-Hayes who is part of the Trump transition team. The financial journalist Michelle McGagh set herself a challenge to spend nothing for a whole year. She tells us how it enriched her life. Helga Dittmar a psychologist who studies the link between consumer culture and happiness tells us why we can sometimes feel addicted to buying new things. We hear from the American soprano Renee Fleming about her new album and why she included songs written by Bjork. It is estimated that one in five children are affected by a parent's drinking. Tracey West of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and Emma Spiegler a Family Support Manager at Adfam the charity for families affected by drugs and alcohol discuss how to cope and deal with the situation. Diana Henry's new book 'Simple' offers everyday recipes with the minimum of effort. She cooked the perfect Seared Tuna with Preserved Lemon, Olives and Avocado. In the first of a series of interviews with women who've used their names to launch a business we talk to Isla Rowntree of Isla Bikes.

La La Land, Manchester By The Sea, Michael Chabon, Wish List at The Royal Court, Charles Avery  

We can help you to decide between two films touted for Oscars glory: La La Land revives The Hollywood musical and Manchester By The Sea starring Casey Affleck- If you have to choose, which one deserves your custom? Michael Chabon's latest novel Moonglow is sort-of autobiographical - the lies, deception, rumours, legends, confessions and confusions that all families create are explored through a life lived in The American Century. Katherine Soper (a 24-year-old former perfume seller) won The UK's biggest playwriting competition with Wish List; a play informed by what she calls the government's "systematic assault" on disabled and mentally ill people. It's being staged at London's Royal Court Theatre Artist Charles Avery's work is an ongoing evolving depiction of an imaginary island. Through drawings, sculptures and texts. he has created its topology, cosmology and inhabitants. He has a new exhibition of his imaginings. Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Kate Williams, Maria Delgado and David Benedict. The producer is Oliver Jones.

Fences Review | Anatomy of a Movie  

Hosts Phil Svitek (@PDSvitek) and Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) discuss the 2016 film, Fences. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a ...

The American Life Cycle 1/13/17  

-Author and entrepreneur Kamal Ravikant joins Glenn to discuss everything from Life in the Army, Silicon Valley, His trek across Spain and the American ideal -The American Life Cycle -How Silicon Valley types communicate covertly -How to stay safe on Friday the 13th -Author Brad Meltzer discusses the dramatic story of finding the missing 9/11 flag -Brad's new children's book about Jim Henson -How the election spiked children's book sales -When Brad Meltzer dressed up as Lucille Ball -The man who can stop a car AKA: Jeffy meets his match -Pat discusses his mother in law's fight against cancer -The difficulties of losing a loved one -When parent becomes child and child becomes parent -Should Vidangel be Legal? -The end is now of Obamacare? -Paul Anka, Flo Rida and Donald Trump's inauguration The Glenn Beck Program with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeff Fisher, Weekdays 9a–12pm ET on TheBlaze Radio

Glenn Beck Daily Radio 1/13/17 - Hour 1  

-Author and entrepreneur Kamal Ravikant joins Glenn to discuss everything from Life in the Army, Silicon Valley, His trek across Spain and the American ideal -The American Life Cycle -How Silicon Valley types communicate covertly -How to stay safe on Friday the 13th The Glenn Beck Program with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeff Fisher, Weekdays 9a–12pm ET on TheBlaze Radio

Antony Penrose: the boy who bit Picasso  

As the son of Surrealist artist Roland Penrose and American photographer Lee Miller, Antony Penrose grew up in a house surrounded by his parent's artist friends - including Picasso! He dedicates his life to sharing their art with the world.

#28 Day in the Life of Bruce Lee  

This week we discuss a typical day in the life of Bruce Lee, his habits and activities on an average day when he wasn’t filming. The Wing Luke Museum in Seattle has an exhibit called “A Day in the Life of Bruce Lee” and you can make your own “Day in the Life” infographic here. Bruce Lee believed in the restorative powers of sleep, typically getting about 8hrs a night. He went to sleep around 11pm and got up at 7am. In the mornings he would stretch and go for a jog. Bruce liked to use jogging as a form of meditation. Following his morning workout, Bruce had breakfast then played with the kids. Then he would usually teach a private lesson in his students’ backyard or in his own backyard. Between the hours of noon and 4pm he would have lunch and then either teach or work on his writing. Then, he would have an hour and a half for his own personal training (his second workout of the day!) Bruce spent his early evening hanging out with the family and playing with the kids. For the rest of the evening, Bruce would have dinner and extra training with his students and friends. He had a Wednesday Night group, mainly students from his classes, who would come over for extra instruction and philosophical conversations that would turn into a communal dinner. Bruce didn’t have a regular 9-5 job, but his workday consisted of a few hours of concentrated effort, a break, and then a couple more hours of concentrated effort and so on rather than one long 8 hour stretch. This Day in the Life of Bruce Lee shows what productivity and harmony is possible for anyone. What's obviously missing from his daily routine is any TV or computer time. Bruce dedicated time for physical, mental and spiritual development in his daily life—creating a harmonious day filled with training, learning, teaching and connecting with family and community. Take Action: Document your every day for a week or month to see how you spend your time. Technology makes it easy to record your day, find the app you like. Are there any changes you’d like to make or things you’d like to add to your life? You can also create your own day here. If you’d like to share how you’re doing with this action item you can email us at or on social @BruceLee #BruceLeePodcast. Listener letters: We’ve been receiving lots of emails from our listeners updating us on their #ActionItems and their #DefiniteChiefAims so we’d like to share a few of them with you in our shownotes online. #AAHA (Awesome Asians and Hapas) This week’s #AAHA is Maya Lin, an American designer and artist known for her sculpture and land art. She first came to fame at 21 as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Maya won a public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and it was a controversial design since it was non-traditional, she was an Asian female, and she lacked professional experience. Maya actually had to go before Congress to get them to approve her design. She has said that had it not been a blind selection process then she wouldn’t have been selected. Now she owns and operates the Maya Lin Studio in NYC and in 2016 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Maya we love your work and think you’re awesome! #BruceLeeMoment This week’s #BruceLeeMoment comes from Eric Colby, who wrote us before about a leadership opportunity at his work and now he’s writing to tell us how it went, read the full version at “The thoughts that I ultimately decided to share came from your episode on Goals, Mistakes, and Success…from aiming high in your goals in order to broaden your horizons and see what is possible, to listening to your mistakes in order to grow, to recognizing that defeat is a state of mind and only has power over you if you accept it, to defining success as "doing something sincerely and wholeheartedly."” Share your #AAHA and #BruceLeeMoment recommendations with us via social media @BruceLee or email us at

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