The Marianne Williamson Podcast

Marianne Williamson

People are ready to go deeper, be more truthful, and face challenges that confront us in more meaningful ways. We need to talk about causes and not just symptoms, face some inconvenient truths, and have more than prepackaged conversations among us. One question weaves through The Marianne Williamson Podcast - how did we get to where we are, and how can we change things now?

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Routing the Taliban from Afghanistan was a successful exercise in brute force. But keeping them out - and helping the Afghans keep them out - was something that required skills not currently in America’s tool box. If anything, we proved the ultimate futility of endless violence. We succeeded at waging war, but we failed miserably at providing the conditions of a sustainable post-war state of peace.  THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN: An Effort to More Deeply Understand, is compiled from interviews that provide meaningful reflections on the war. The individual interviews can be found here: https://mariannewilliamson.substack.com/s/reflections-on-afghanistan On Afghanistan, as on so many issues, it’s imperative that we push against the grain of shallow and ultimately meaningless narrative that dominates our politics. This podcast was produced by Jon Ehrens, with interviews from Sarah Chayes, Laura Jedeed, Zainab Salbi, Tom Freston, Joe Cirincione, and Obaidullah Baheer. Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com

Sep 28

33 min 22 sec

Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com   Visit FreeDonziger.com to learn more about Steven and his case.   Follow Steven Donziger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sdonziger   Steven Donziger is a Harvard law school graduate who went to Ecuador in the 1990’s. He was traveling with a team of lawyers and doctors to view the horrific evidence that Texaco, an oil giant since bought by Chevron, had poisoned a huge swath of the Ecuadorian Amazon during oil drilling in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. What they saw were the results of a massive and man-made environmental disaster that poisoned the water, earth and food of tens of thousands of people. Worst of all, the evidence indicated it was done deliberately as part of an engineering plan to save $3 per barrel. This horror was not an accident.   Ultimately, Steven led a team of lawyers in procuring a $9.5B judgement against Chevron that was affirmed by the Ecuadorian Supreme Court. Yet that was not the end of the story. For Chevron - while note even arguing the veracity of the disaster - chose not to pay the judgment. Instead, they chose to come after the lead lawyer who held them accountable: namely, Steven Donziger. In Donziger’s words, “The company’s goal is to silence my advocacy, bankrupt my family, and intimidate activists and environmental allies.”   Donziger has now spent more than 780 days under house arrest. He stands to be sentenced on Oct. 1 for contempt of court charges stemming from his refusal to turn over to Chevron his cell phone and computer containing confidential data on environmental activists here and in Ecuador. The Department of Justice having chosen not even to pursue the case, it was turned over- incredibly -to Chevron itself to prosecute.   Most Americans would not believe that here in the United States, a corporation could literally use an American court to criminally prosecute its critics. And yet that is exactly what has happened: a show trial that leaves an American environmental lawyer punished harshly and at risk of imprisonment, for the not-to-be-tolerated crime of standing up to Chevron.   Attorney General Merrick Garland has not intervened in this private corporate prosecution, although he should. The request has been simply that he return the case from Chevron’s law firm to the US justice system. He has not chosen to do so despite pleas from Senators, Congresspeople, legal groups and Nobel Laureates. And this point you and I have to speak up, and speak up loudly - for justice, for the earth, and for Steven Donziger.   Follow Marianne on social media:   Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne   Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson      

Sep 25

39 min 19 sec

REFLECTIONS ON AFGHANISTAN: A lecturer of conflict resolution at the American University in Afghanistan, Obaidulluh Baheer decided to stay in Kabul when many were trying to escape during the US evacuation. His family history made him feel he could have a unique role to play in helping the country make a palatable transition to Taliban rule.   Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: https://mariannewilliamson.substack.com/   Subscribe to Marianne's TRANSFORM podcast: https://spoti.fi/3nLpYtz     Follow Obaidulluh Baheer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObaidullaBaheer   Follow Marianne on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson

Sep 19

28 min 11 sec

REFLECTIONS ON AFGHANISTAN: My guest for this episode of Conversations with Marianne is Joe Cirincione, a distinguished fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in Washington DC. Previously Joe worked for the US House of Representatives on the Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Government Operations.   In our conversation we talk about Afghanistan, the military industrial complex, President Biden, Pakistan, China, and more. The only way we’re going to transform the world is if we stop farming out our thinking, and our conscience. Don’t think these subjects are things other people should think about, but not you. That’s the kind of thinking that got us here. Let’s change our thinking about the power of citizenship so that citizens can change the world.   Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: www.MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com Follow Joe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cirincione Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson  

Sep 11

51 min 28 sec

Subscribe to Marianne’s Substack, TRANSFORM: MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com In part 2 of Transforming Capitalism, we continue our examination of the ways in which modern American capitalism fails to adequately provide for the majority of Americans. We discuss some concrete policies that would ease the financial oppression that burdens so many of our citizens, and how a financially secure populace benefits us all. We hear about some hopeful signs that the tides might be turning against the entrenched orthodoxy of neoliberalism. OUR GUESTS ARE: Sarah Jaffe (@sarahljaffe) Nina Turner (@ninaturner) Richard Wolff (@profwolff) Peter Joseph (@zeitgeistfilm) Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) Robert Kuttner (@rkuttnerwrites) Marshall Steinbaum (@Econ_Marshall) Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MarianneWilliamson Podcast produced by Jon Ehrens and Lauren Selsky

Sep 7

26 min 44 sec

Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com Subscribe to Marianne's TRANSFORM Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3mMKauu REFLECTIONS ON AFGHANISTAN: Having lived there originally in the 1970’s, Tom Freston was excited to go back again after the fall of the Taliban, this time as a successful American media executive who would play a major role in establishing Afghanistan’s first television and radio stations.  Freston talks with Marianne about his time spent living and working in Afghanistan, and what he sees for the future of the country and its people. Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson  

Sep 6

33 min 9 sec

Williamson in discussion with Zainab Salbi. Salbi is founder of Women for Women International, a humanitarian organization that invests in rebuilding the lives of female victims of war. Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com Subscribe to Marianne's TRANSFORM Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3mMKauu Learn more about Zainab: http://zainabsalbi.com/ Learn more about Women For Women International: https://www.womenforwomen.org Follow Marianne on Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson

Sep 4

53 min 22 sec

Williamson and Chayes discuss Chayes' article “The Ides of August,” about her experiences working as a reporter and special counsellor to the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the war in Afghanistan. Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com Subscribe to Marianne's TRANSFORM Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3mMKauu Watch the full interview: https://youtu.be/6rPjZBNBPrY Learn more about Sarah: https://www.sarahchayes.org/ Read "The Ides of August" https://www.sarahchayes.org/post/the-ides-of-august  

Sep 3

1 hr 11 min

Williamson and Joseph discuss the economic and social systems prevailing in the world today and what is needed to heal society. Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com Subscribe to Marianne's TRANSFORM Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3mMKauu Learn more about Peter Joseph: https://www.peterjoseph.info Read Peter's Book: The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781942952657 

Sep 3

49 min 6 sec

Economist and Professor Richard Wolff analyzes the deficiencies of modern capitalism, articulating the benefits of a socialist system and the road to a more equitable society. He promotes not a radical shift in economic system, but a gradual transformation involving a shift in consciousness from profits before people to people above all else. Listen to the full TRANSFORMING Capitalism Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3BjzGai Subscribe to Marianne's Substack, TRANSFORM: MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com Subscribe to Marianne's TRANSFORM Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3mMKauu Follow Richard Wolff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/profwolff Learn more about Richard Wolff: https://www.rdwolff.com Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson

Aug 28

1 hr 1 min

This edition of the TRANSFORM Podcast is Part One of our exploration of modern American capitalism. Our current economic model serves a small group of people at the expense of the economic security of the vast majority of Americans. Why is that true and how can we change it? Our podcast presents a rundown of how the United States has historically attempted to balance public and private interests, and how we have arrived in our current moment of wealth inequality and rampant economic injustice. The voices you hear in this episode include: - Stephanie Kelton: Stonybrook professor of economics and author of The Deficit Myth (@stephaniekelton) - Matt Stoller: Research Director for the American Economic Liberties Project, and author of Goliath: The 100 Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy (@matthewstoller) - Richard Wolff: Professor of Economics at The University of Massachusetts Amherst and host of Economic Update (@profwolff) - Marshall Steinbaum: Assistant Professor of Economics at The University of Utah (@Econ_Marshall) - Nina Turner: Former Ohio State Senator and co-chair of Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential campaign. (@ninaturner) - Peter Joseph: Activist, filmmaker, and author (@zeitgeistfilm) Learn more at MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com

Aug 23

24 min 4 sec

Coming Monday, August 23rd

Aug 21

1 min

John Adams said that he hoped that every July 4th, Americans would revisit its first principles. Those principles are found in the Declaration of Independence and today we celebrate the 245th anniversary of its signing.  I sat down with author and progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann, to discuss those first principles, how our democracy is being threatened and the steps needed to save it… Let this year’s July 4th celebration be mindful rather than mindless. What should we celebrate, and what should we beware of? Thom's Website: https://www.thomhartmann.com Follow Thom on Social Media  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thom_Hartmann Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thom_hartmann YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thomhartmann   Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MarianneWilliamson  

Jul 4

50 min 1 sec

For Pride month, Marianne chose to highlight the issues transgender people face. Too many Americans don’t know someone who is trans…their journey, their experience, and the issues that they face. Very valuable insight comes from hearing their stories. Meet two fantastic transgender women, plus a mother now dealing with a child who is currently transitioning. Much to be aware of, and much to celebrate! Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MarianneWilliamson  

Jun 29

1 hr 11 min

A giant in the fields of alternative medicine and spirituality, my friend of three decades, Deepak Chopra, joins me on today’s podcast. We dive into the state of the world today, the miracle of human existence, and how aging has led us both to reevaluate the way we approach our lives.  After the interview I take listener questions. Deepak’s Website: https://www.deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/deepakchopra Follow Deepak on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DeepakChopra   Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Marianne’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/MarianneWilliamson   Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter - https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mariannewilliamson

Jun 12

51 min 53 sec

The recent conflict between Israel and Hamas has caused deep questioning and soul-searching. I sat down with JStreet’s Josh Lockman and Democracy for the Arab World Now’s (DAWN) Raed Jarrar to discuss how peace can be accomplished, and how changes in US policy can contribute to fundamental change. JStreet DAWN Follow Marianne on Social Media @MarWilliamson on Twitter Marianne's Facebook Page @MarWilliamson on Instagram Marianne Williamson's YouTube Channel 

May 24

59 min 27 sec

Lana Shehadeh was on a Ph.D research trip in the West Bank when fighting broke out a couple weeks ago. No one can inform us of what’s going on in the Middle East like those who are actually living there. Lana was kind enough to take some time out of her day to share with me what life is like as a Palestinian-American mother living south of Ramallah. Follow Marianne on Social Media @MarWilliamson on Twitter @MarianneWilliamson on Instagram Marianne Williamson's Facebook page Marianne Williamson's YouTube Channel

May 24

17 min 1 sec

With rates of depression and anxiety rising — skyrocketing during the pandemic — we’re all looking for a quick fix.But a quick fix doesn’t get to the root of the problem as author Johann Hari details in his book, "Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope."  Suffering from depression for most of his life, Hari set out to study why so many are struggling and what he came up with, his 9 causes of depression, is spot-on.  This is a topic that’s close to my heart - something I’ve spoken and written about for years and I couldn’t be happier to have this discussion with Johann. We talk about our struggles with depression, habits you can build to lessen the severity when the sadness strikes and how society and government contributes to people’s despair. Johann Hari’s Website: https://johannhari.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/johannhari Instagram: https://instagram.com/johann.hari Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohannHari.Page Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 13

1 hr 52 min

One of the pioneers of the human potential movement (how many people wrote a book that John Lennon described as "the best book I ever read”?), author and futurist Jean Houston joins me to discuss a much needed shift in the orientation of our inner as well as outer lives. She has extraordinary insight into what she calls the Future Human. Jean Houston’s webpage https://www.jeanhouston.com Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 6

1 hr 6 min

Author Anne Applebaum has chronicled the rise of European right wing politics for more than two decades. Weaving history with current events, Anne stresses how fragile our democracy really is and the importance of staying vigilant against the threat of authoritarianism. Also she makes clear in this interview that just because Trump is out of office, that doesn’t mean the United States is in the clear.  Anne's Website: https://AnneApplebaum.com Follow Anne on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anneapplebaum Twilight of Democracy: https://bookshop.org/books/twilight-of-democracy-the-seductive-lure-of-authoritarianism/9780385545808 Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 29

49 min 15 sec

Anne Lamott is known for her insightful prose and deep spirituality. A best-selling author of more than 15 books, Anne’s advice is sought by readers worldwide. Her latest book “Dusk, Night, Dawn” doesn’t disappoint as it thoughtfully tackles issues of aging (growth), life, politics and faith. The famously progressive Annie and I go way back, and it was fun to have her join me to talk about her books, her family and how she survived the Trump years. She is as delightful and insightful as always. Follow Anne on Social Media: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AnneLamott Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annelamott Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnneLamott Anne's Book, Dusk, Night, Dawn https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/634388/dusk-night-dawn-by-anne-lamott/ Join The Marianne Williamson Podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themwpodcast/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 22

1 hr 9 min

A doctor of functional medicine, Dr. Mark Hyman makes clear that healthy food choices are the best way to prevent and in many cases heal disease. But how can we make the best food choices when corporate forces too often conspire against our ability to do so? Hyman’s work dives into this topic head-on. I sat down with Mark this week to discuss the history of our food system and how current corruption is accelerating the threats of food-related chronic disease, climate change, poverty, educational achievement gaps and more. Fortunately, he knows how to fix it! With his books and non-profit work, Dr. Mark Hyman is leading a food revolution. Follow Mark on Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmarkhyman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmarkhyman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmarkhyman YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/drmarkhyman Mark’s website: https://drhyman.com/ The Pegan Diet: https://bit.ly/3dIiMYG Food Fix: https://bit.ly/3cWiazh Join The Marianne Williamson Podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themwpodcast/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 8

53 min 17 sec

Chani Nicholas is one of the most popular astrologers today, weaving social justice and politics into her weekly horoscopes. Her combination of astrological expertise and social and psychological insight has made her a huge hit on social media and for good reason. This week, Chani and I reflect on what the world is going through today, including the astrological aspects of the United States. Follow Chani on Social Media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaninicholasInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chaninicholasFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/chani.nicholas Visit Chani's Website: https://chaninicholas.com/ Join The Marianne Williamson Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themwpodcast/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 1

1 hr 19 min

Dr. Gabor Maté’s approach to working with patients suffering from addiction, stress and trauma has earned him worldwide praise. Maté, author of “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts,” stresses that trauma is not what happened to you, but what happens inside you and when this is acknowledged the healing process can begin. In this interview, Gabor and I discuss the larger societal issues that are causing so many stressors, generational trauma, why we develop addictions and the importance of self-compassion. Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrGaborMate Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drgabormate Website: https://drgabormate.com Join The Marianne Williamson Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themwpodcast/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 25

1 hr 30 min

With its current re-release in China, the film AVATAR becomes the highest grossing film of all time. That’s how much the people of the world are enchanted by the forests of Pandora, the wisdom of the Na'vi, and the drama of the Avatar. All of those emerge from the mind of writer-director James Cameron, known not only for his extraordinary record as a filmmaker (Titanic, the Terminator films, etc.) but also as a deep sea explorer. I was excited to have a chance to sit down for a deep dive conversation with Jim Cameron, covering everything from the mysteries of Avatar to the current state of American capitalism. As he puts it, humanity is on a precipice between being “takers” and being “caretakers.” Which we choose will make all the difference. Cameron is one of the geniuses of our time, and it was an honor to get to know him. Follow James on Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/JimCameron Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJamesCameron Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamescameronofficial Join The Marianne Williamson Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themwpodcast/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 18

1 hr 24 min

Rick Doblin, Ph.D. has been working at the intersection of psychedelics, politics & spirituality for more than 30 years. His programs have been so successful they’re now in phase three trials with the FDA, the governing body that approves medication (legalization). In this conversation, Marianne and Rick discuss the role psychedelics can play in spiritual experiences, the transformative power of the substances when used safely and under the watchful eye of a medical professional, and the surprising supporters his organization, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), has on both ends of the political spectrum.  Follow Rick on Social Media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/RickDoblin\Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rickdoblin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rickdoblinmaps MAPS: https://maps.org/ Join The Marianne Williamson Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themwpodcast/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 11

1 hr 30 min

It's been more than 20 years since the movie Erin Brockovich hit the big screen. In that time, the real-life Erin Brockovich has become one of the most famous environmental activists worldwide. In today's episode, Erin and Marianne discuss finding the courage within ourselves to truly make a difference in the world, the worsening water crisis in this country and her new book, Superman's Not Coming. After the interview Marianne takes listener questions. Follow Erin Brockovich on social media Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErinBrockovich Instagram: https://instagram.com/the_real_erin_brockovich Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErinBrockovichOfficial/ Superman's Not Coming: http://bit.ly/39YOTCJ Join The Marianne Williamson Podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themwpodcast/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 11

1 hr 27 min

California Democrat Ro Khanna joins Marianne this week for a wide-ranging discussion on issues facing all Americans. Congressman Khanna talks tech policy, his efforts to end US support for the war in Yemen, his confidence in the progressive movement and how the executive and legislative branches of government can work together in providing the American people what they need during and after the pandemic. After the interview, Marianne takes a listener question. Follow Congressman Khanna on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/rokhanna Facebook - https:/Facebook.com/RoKhannaUSA Instagram - https://instagram.com/rokhannausa Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 4

1 hr 2 min

On this week’s podcast, Marianne sits down with mindfulness experts and husband & wife duo, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. A pioneer in the field, Jack founded two of the most well known meditation centers in the country - Insight Meditation in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock in California. Trudy is an accomplished psychologist, teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and serving as a guiding teacher for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. Jack defines mindfulness as “loving awareness.” The three dive into how mindfulness and meditation are radically transformative for both individual and society.  After the interview Marianne answers listener questions. Trudy Goodman - http://www.trudygoodman.com Jack Kornfield - https://jackkornfield.com Instagram Trudy Goodman -  https://instagram.com/trudy_goodman Instagram Jack Kornfield https://instagram.com/jack_kornfield Jack’s Facebook https://m.facebook.com/jkornfield/ Trudy’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/therealtrudygoodman/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne The Marianne Williamson Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themwpodcast Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 28

1 hr 3 min

Christian Picciolini was a vulnerable 14-year old when approached by a leader of a neo-Nazi group in Chicago. Christian fell in with the group and remained for eight years, becoming a leader in the white supremacist skinhead movement. Today, Picciolini is free of his white supremacist background; he is a leading de-radicalizer of those who remain within its lure. In this timely conversation with Marianne, Picciolini details his descent into hate, how he ultimately escaped, and how he's using his experience and knowledge to free others. Learn more about Christian: Twitter: https://twitter.com/cpicciolini Instagram: https://instagram.com/cpicciolini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialchristianpicciolini Website: https://www.christianpicciolini.com/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 21

1 hr 4 min

As we approach MLK Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s youngest daughter, Reverend Bernice King, joins Marianne for a discussion about her father’s legacy and how we can "honor him with our lives." After the interview Marianne takes listener questions. Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerniceKing Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/berniceaking Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekingcenter YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKingCenter Website: TheKingCenter.org Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 14

1 hr 31 min

Newly elected chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, joins Marianne for an in-depth conversation about the 2020 election, progressive politics and what’s needed as we move forward.  The co-chair of President-elect Joe Biden’s healthcare unity task force also explains why she doesn’t believe the Medicare for All bill she sponsored is ready for a floor vote.  After the interview, Marianne answers a listener question. Twitter: https://twitter.com/repjayapal Instagram: https://instagram.com/repjayapal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RepJayapal Website: https://jayapal.house.gov/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 7

1 hr 3 min

A cell biologist by training and a thought leader in the world of epigenetics, Dr. Bruce Lipton’s work bridges the scientific with the spiritual. In the 70’s, while working at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he discovered that our environment affects our genes. These include our thoughts and beliefs, a theory he discusses in his bestselling book, "The Biology of Belief.”  His career and life completely embody the transition from a 20th to a 21st century paradigm.  In this episode, Marianne and Bruce discuss his work in stem cell research, the importance of the subconscious and how by modifying our thoughts we can actually change our lives. Dr. Lipton’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/biologyofbelief Dr. Lipton’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brucelipton Dr. Lipton’s Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BruceHLiptonPhD Dr. Lipton’s Website - https://www.brucelipton.com/ Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

1 hr 2 min

From health care to education, policy proposals that do the most to help people live better lives are often met with the question, “But how are you going to pay for it?” That’s where Stephanie Kelton - the “people’s economist” - comes in. A former Chief Economist on the Senate Budget Committee and Bernie Sanders advisor, Kelton says the money is available to us right now to do everything we need to do to change our society for the better. Why then aren’t we spending it? Because, according to Kelton, we’ve been fed the “deficit myth” - the constant refrain that the only money available is money that will help those who already have a lot of it. Kelton’s book “The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy” turns economic thinking on its head and leaves us hopeful that a compassionate, more equitable society is possible. Hang around after the interview for Ask Marianne: Marianne answers questions about arts in schools and the practice of peace-building. Follow Stephanie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephaniekelton Stephanie’s website: https://stephaniekelton.com The Deficit Myth: bit.ly/3mmfSee Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/themariannewilliamsonpodcast Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

1 hr 20 min

Jim Doty was a self-described juvenile delinquent raised in a violent and dysfunctional home when, at the age of twelve, he wandered into a magic shop and met someone who would change his life. Promising to show him REAL magic, a woman named Ruth would teach him what he later realized were methods of Eastern mysticism and higher consciousness awareness. Applying the techniques she taught him, he would transcend his disadvantaged childhood, go to college against all odds and end up a highly successful neurosurgeon teaching at Stanford University medical school. As a doctor he would learn that the truths Ruth revealed to him as a child are indeed the deepest truths of the human brain and heart. Follow Dr. James R. Doty Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesrdotymd Instagram: https://instagram.com/jamesrdotymd Website: https://jamesrdotymd.com/ Into The Magic Shop: https://intothemagicshop.com/ Follow Marianne Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube page: https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

1 hr 12 min

Author Sue Monk Kidd is one of Marianne’s favorite contemporary novelists. In this episode, Marianne and Sue discuss Sue’s books “The Invention of Wings” and her latest, “The Book of Longings.”  “The Invention of Wings” is based on the historical figures Sarah and Angelina Grimke, sisters born into a slave owning family in Charleston, South Carolina, and then converted to the anti-slavery cause. They ultimately became leading abolitionists and feminists. “The Book of Longings” is Sue’s fictional account of what would have happened had Jesus been married - who the woman was, and who he was when he was with her. A fascinating conversation with one of the greats of American literature. Follow Sue on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/suemonkkidd Instagram: @SueMonkKidd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suemonkkidd/ The Book of Longings: https://bookshop.org/books/the-book-of-longings/9780525429760 The Invention of Wings: https://bookshop.org/books/the-invention-of-wings/9780143121701   Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel:  https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts:  https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4   Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

1 hr 13 min

Michael Lewis takes the most left brain issue and gives it right brain impact. That’s exactly what he does in one of Marianne’s favorite books, The Fifth Risk. The book has been called “a love letter to federal workers” by the Washington Post. In this episode, Michael and Marianne explore why a presidential transition, or lack thereof, is so critically important. The book’s major theme is that “a bungled transition becomes a bungled presidency,” a particularly important issue as Trump continues to withhold vital information from the incoming Biden administration. Marianne and Michael discuss the more shocking parts of the 2016/17 transition, and why its lessons are so important for us now and going forward. Following the interview, Marianne answers a question from a concerned citizen.  Website: MichaelLewisWrites.com Against The Rules (Michael's Podcast) http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/against-the-rules Follow Michael on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaellewiswrites The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy - https://bookshop.org/books/the-fifth-risk-undoing-democracy/9780393357455 Subscribe to The Marianne Williamson Podcast YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/36qnqH4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2JV8pW4 Follow Marianne on Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

1 hr 9 min

Political powerhouse Nina Turner opens up to Marianne about growing up as a member of the “working poor” and how that fuels her fight for justice today. The two also discuss the importance of electing social justice warriors at the local level, the need for universal healthcare and why reparations are crucial for the nation’s healing. Follow Nina: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ninaturner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninaturnerohio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NinaTurner.OH/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/hellosomebody Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-somebody/id1513745000 Follow Marianne Twitter: https://twitter.com/marwilliamson  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne Instagram: https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson YouTube: https://bit.ly/3lEb6JT See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

1 hr 25 min

Marianne Williamson welcomes her friend Andrew Yang to the podcast this week. They talk election results, the need for direct cash relief and the work that needs to be done as we “battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.” Following the interview, Marianne answers listener questions about politics and spirituality. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EdckZRFsjWg Follow Andrew on Twitter https://twitter.com/andrewyang Follow Andrew on Instagram https://instagram.com/andrewyang Follow Marianne on Twitter https://twitter.com/marwilliamson Follow Marianne on Instagram https://instagram.com/mariannewilliamson Please visit TheMarianneWilliamsonPodcast.com for more information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

1 hr 23 min

Some people talk and all we want to do is listen. Author and journalist Anand Giridharadas is one of those people. His most recent book, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, explores the rigging of the American system and how even the most altruistic billionaires are doing more harm than good while ostensibly “giving back” to society. The two also dive deep into America’s dark history while acknowledging its light, what Marianne refers to as the “both and” that’s embedded in our country from its founding. Looking to the future, they talk about how the country can move forward and how we can form a more just society for all.  For more information please visit TheMarianneWilliamsonPodcast.com and Anand’s website, Anand.Ly. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min

Referred to as the “Amazon Chernobyl," it's the largest environmental disaster that you’ve probably never heard of… Billions of gallons of toxic waste dumped into the Amazon by American oil company Texaco (now Chevron), leaving indigenous Ecuadorians living in a sea of pollution.  Attorney & environmental activist Steven Donziger took on the behemoth, winning a multi-BILLION dollar settlement for the indigenous Ecuadorians. Then the unthinkable happened. Refusing to accept responsibility, Chevron has chosen to go on a years-long attack against Donziger rather than cleaning up the environmental mess it created. Seeking to destroy him personally and professionally, as well as intimidate any other human rights or environmental activists who would come to his defense, Chevron has used legal maneuvering to go so far as to strip Donziger of his passport, freeze his assets, and have him placed under house arrest where he’s been for more than a year. Marianne sits down with Steven for a wide-ranging conversation about the disaster in Ecuador, his ordeal and how a corporation can easily twist the judicial system to serve its own needs at the expense of the people. His trial is coming up within days and in a very real sense it pertains to us all. Associate Director of Amazon watch, Paul Paz Y Miño, also joins the show to explain the background of the disaster and Steven’s case. Visit MakeChevronCleanup.com to learn more about the case, and please consider contributing to Mr. Donziger's legal fund at DonzigerDefense.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

1 hr 6 min

Author and leader in the higher consciousness movement Caroline Myss applies her wisdom to America’s predicament today. In her first episode, Marianne sits down with her longtime friend for a conversation about America’s psychological dynamics, spirituality, politics, and the oversecularization of our society. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

56 min 19 sec

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Oct 2020

40 sec