General politics and political thought
Episode 47: Ha Vinh Tho, the Programme Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan talks about the project, it’s underlying philosophy, how it’s applied, the challenges it faces and how it might relate to the Middle Way.
Episode 66: Robert M. Ellis, the chair of the society talks about politics, political ideologies, the relationship between our values and political parties, the role of democracy and how all this might relate to the Middle Way.
Politics and the community
Episode 105: Nancy Morgan, a psychologist and Director of Behavioral Health at LifeMoves, an organization that combats homelessness in the San Mateo and Santa Clara counties of California and this will be topic of our conversation.
Episode 99: Tobias Jones, an author and journalist, Tobias and his wife manage Windsor Hill Wood a ten acre woodland in Somerset in the UK. The sanctuary is the subject of his 7th book, A Place of Refuge and will be the topic of our discussion today
Episode 91: Peter Block, a consultant and speaker in the areas of organization development, community building, and civic engagement. He’s co-wrote with John McNight The Abundant community which will be the topic of our discussion.
Politics and Crime
Episode 102: Tom Gash, an advisor, researcher and writer on crime policy and government effectiveness. He talks to us about his book Criminal which challenges many of the assumptions and entrenched beliefs commonly held about crime.
Politics and the environment
Episode 84: Mark Williams, a professor of paleobiology on ‘The Anthropocene Biosphere’ which explores the impact of humans from a geological perspective on the biosphere. It also looks at how humans are potentially driving a sixth mass extinction.
Episode 81: Amelia Womack, a British politician and deputy leader of the Green Party of England and Wales on Ecocide and Environmental Law for which she is an active campaigner.
Episode 68: Jonathon Porritt, the environmentalist, talks to us about his latest book ‘The World we Made: Alex McKay’s Story from 2050’ and the prospects for people engaging with the issue of climate change in general.
Episode 45: Tim Kasser talks to us about his book ‘Meeting Environmental Challenges: The Role of Human Identity’ , how he sees this as being often a missing link in environmental campaigning and how this all might relate to the Middle Way.
Episode 38: Adam Corner, journalist and Research Director of the Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN) talks about COIN, its approach to climate change, its aims and objectives and how it might relate to the Middle Way.
Politics and feminism
Episode 79: Susan Averbach, Tim Crane and Shana Averbach in this round table discussion talk about feminism, how it has evolved, the progress it has made, the challenges it faces and how it relates to the Middle Way
Episode 57: Lynne Franks was the founder of one of the UK’s best-known PR consultancies in the 1970’s. She has in recent years focused her attention on women’s empowerment and sustainability and this is the topic of the discussion.
Episode 28: Nina Davies, in this latest member profile, tells us about growing up in Singapore, her work in social care, the importance of feminism in her life and what made her join the society.
Politics and health
Episode 41: Sir Harry Burns, the professor of global public health at the University of Strathclyde and a former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland on the causes of inequality in health, the causes of wellness and some solutions that he has implemented.
Politics and race
Episode 72: Hári Sewell, sociologist and director of HS Consultancy Associates, specialists in mental health, equalities & social care, talks to us about race, racialization and inter-relatedness and how all this might relate to the Middle Way.