Peace of Mind with Bhi Bhiman

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In a nod to the protest albums of the 60s, Bhi Bhiman’s Peace of Mind finds inspiration in the chaos of modern American life. So much so that he had to release the album as a podcast to dig deeper on everything from immigration to religion with thought leaders like Reza Aslan, Rabia Chaudry, Dave Eggers and more.

Welcome to Peace of Mind with Bhi Bhiman
Trailer 3 min 5 sec

All Episodes

A sneak peek of the new album and podcast from popular indie musician Bhi Bhiman, featuring Dave Eggers, Reza Aslan, Rabia Chaudry, and more. Listen to Peace of Mind the album: https://lnk.to/peaceofmindalbum Tour dates, vinyl & more: https://peaceofmindpod.com

Nov 2018

3 min 5 sec

In the first episode of Peace of Mind, we’re talking about the fear and madness that characterizes so much of this crazy time in America. Our guests are author Dave Eggers, Glynn Washington (host of Snap Judgement on NPR) and renowned social psychologist, Lee Ross. The song for this episode is “Brother Can You Spare Some Peace of Mind?” Listen to Peace of Mind the album: https://lnk.to/peaceofmindalbum Tour dates, vinyl & more: https://peaceofmindpod.com    

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Jan 2019

29 min 10 sec

Democracy – the places where it thrives, the places where it dies. And what’s at stake when any one of the 4 pillars of democracy are threatened. Our guests are investigative journalist and Frontline producer Neil Docherty, retired superior court judge LaDoris Cordell and journalist Salem Solomon (Voice of America’s Africa division). The song for this episode is “Can’t Nobody Stop Us”. Listen to Peace of Mind the album: https://lnk.to/peaceofmindalbum Vinyl, tour dates & more: https://peaceofmindpod.com Follow Bhi: @bhibhiman

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Feb 2019

26 min 31 sec

The multi-pronged attack on voting in America. While there are threats from outside countries, like Russia and China, the greatest danger comes from within — from politicians and lawmakers who pervert the voting process to suit their agenda through gerrymandering, voter ID laws, and intimidation. Our guests are Dale Ho (Director, ACLU Voting Rights Project) and Taz Ahmed (18 Million Rising, and host of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast). The song for this episode is “Eenie Meenie”. Listen to Peace of Mind the album: https://lnk.to/peaceofmindalbum Tour dates, vinyl & more: https://peaceofmindpod.com

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Feb 2019

43 min 32 sec

Immigration policy and its human consequences.  We’ll discuss the differences between immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants, and how these groups are often treated as criminals. Our guests are Ahilan Arulanantham (attorney, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project and Macarthur Fellow), Paola Mendoza (activist, artist and author), and Todd Schulte (President, FWD.US). The song for this episode is  “Beyond the Border” stream it everywhere: https://fanlink.to/border.  Bonus Content + Tour Dates:  http://peaceofmindpod.com Donate to the ACLU:  http://bit.ly/acludonation  

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Feb 2019

47 min 6 sec

What roles do religion and faith play in how Americans live their lives? From the discrimination people face because of their religion to the optimism that faith can bring, we explore it all in this episode. Our guests are religious scholar Reza Aslan, attorney, advocate and podcaster Rabia Chaudry (of Serial, Undisclosed and The 45th), and author Dave Eggers. The song for this episode is “Have a Little Faith!”.  Listen to Peace of Mind the album: https://lnk.to/peaceofmindalbum Tour dates, vinyl & more: https://peaceofmindpod.com God: A Human History by Reza Aslan The Case Against Adnan Syed826 National International Congress of Youth Voices    

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Mar 2019

47 min 18 sec

In this episode we examine the rise of Vladimir Putin and Russia’s foray into Western politics and the election of Donald Trump. Our Active Measures director Jack Bryan, comedian and host of Mueller She Wrote, Jaleesa Johnson, and journalist Neil Docherty who wrote and directed the PBS Frontline documentary, Putin’s Way. The song for this episode is “With Love from Russia.” Listen to Peace of Mind the album: https://lnk.to/peaceofmindalbum Tour dates, vinyl & more:https://peaceofmindpod.com

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Mar 2019

40 min 26 sec

This episode is a showcase for some of the lawyers who are pushing back on the Trump Administration in courts everyday -- like Jonathan E. Taylor who helped bring the emoluments cases against Trump. We'll also hear more from retired judge LaDoris Cordell who shares her own story and a chance encounter that lead her to the law. The song for this episode is a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Lawyers Guns & Money”. Listen to Peace of Mind the album: https://lnk.to/peaceofmindalbum Tour dates, vinyl & more: https://www.peaceofmindpod.com

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Mar 2019

37 min 29 sec

Gender inequality and gender politics. The song for this episode is “GIANT” and it was inspired by the millions of women who are often unsung and overlooked. Our guests include Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan, author and journalist Amy Westervelt, and we’ll also hear a very personal story from one of our past guests about a female GIANT in his life.  Twitter: @amywesterveltamywestervelt.com Twitter: @nimmideviarchybeyondidentity.org deviarchy.com

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Mar 2019

55 min 22 sec

Peace of Mind presents a special episode of the hit podcast Switched on Pop featuring Bhi as the guest. Switched on Pop is about the making and meaning of popular music; hosted by musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding, produced by Vox. They break down pop songs to figure out what makes a hit and what is its place in culture. And they help listeners find "a-ha" moments in the music. In this episode, Bhi joins to explain the “nerd punk rock” behind releasing Peace of Mind as a podcast. And they'll take a deep dive into the song "Beyond the Border". Subscribe to Switched on Pop here.

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Apr 2019

45 min 4 sec

In the final episode of Peace of Mind, Bhi shares a very personal story about how suicide has touched his life in recent years.  How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains (TEDx): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8rRzTtP7Tc Listen to Peace of Mind (the album): https://lnk.to/peaceofmindthealbum Tour dates: https://bhiman.com    

Apr 2019

46 min 52 sec