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July 29th, 2016

Living to Know

an interview with Gay Dillingham

Gay DillinghamIn this week’s episode Gay Dillingham speaks with Joanna about: inter-generational conversations about what really matters; practising ego-death to live more fully; reactions to “Dying to Know”; beyond the screen, connecting the audience to itself; the human craving to explore; personal to political, manifesting our inner mind; waking up to the interconnected truth; seeing ourselves in the big biological cycle.

 

Gay Dillingham started making documentary films out of college in the late 80s. Her first, “The WIPP Trail”, narrated by Robert Redford, cast a critical eye at our nation’s first and still world’s only underground nuclear waste repository. It became a community organizing tool and aired on PBS national followed by a panel discussion. “My Body Belongs to Me”, a children’s pro-active educational program on sexual abuse, earned the American Film Festival award for “Guidance & Values Education”. Gay then co-founded and managed two environmental technology companies: Earthstone International and Growstone.

Today, she is again concentrating her passion to inform and enlighten through her film company CNS Communications, LLC. The project “Dying to Know” has been a labor of love she has cultivated on and off for 18 years. She is grateful to be back to her life’s passion making films & telling meaningful stories.

 

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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March 24th, 2015

Monogamish

an interview with Tao Ruspoli

Tao Ruspoli In this special episode, Tao Ruspoli speaks with Joanna about his next film: the word “monogamish”; embracing our sexual and emotional complexity filming as inner exploration; the bigger questions about marriage; the taboos of monogamy; the fundamental conflict in human beings; breakdown/breakthrough of the social system.

Tao Ruspoli is an Italian-American filmmaker; photographer, and musician. His feature debut, “Fix”, won the Festival Award for Best Film at the 2008 Brooklyn Festival, Vail Fim Festival and the 2008 Twin Rivers Media Festival, as well as other prizes at several international festivals. His most well-known documentary is “Just Say Know”, a personal discussion of his family’s drug addiction. His other films include “Flamenco: A Personal Journey”, a feature length documentary about the flamenco way of life as it is lived by Gypsies in the south of Spain. His forthcoming film is “Monogamish: A Quest to Understand Sex, Love & Marriage in the 21st Century”.

Monogamish

 

 

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January 6th, 2015

Dying to Know

an interview with Gay Dillingham

Gay DillinghamOn Saturday 10th, at 7 pm, at the Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe (CCA)Gay Dillingham, director of “Dying to Know”, and Joanna Harcourt-Smith, will present a discussion and Q & A after the screeening of the film. Be there then.

In this episode, Gay speaks about the genesis of her film, falling in love with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert/Ram Dass; “I behold death because it teaches me how to live”; what never dies; inviting cultural conversations about death, psychedelics; rites of passage, our dream life…; dancing with the mystery.

Gay Dillingham started making documentary films out of college in the late 80s. her first, “The WIPP Trail”, narrated by Robert Redford, cast a critical eye at our nation’s first and still world’s only underground nuclear waste repository. It became a community organizing tool and aired on PBS nationally followed by a panel discussion. “My Body Belongs to Me”, a children’s pro-active educational program on sexual abuse, earned the American Film Festival award for “Guidance & Values Education”. Her company co-produced Dr. Andrew Weil’s first programs in the mid 90s. Today, she is again concentrating her passion to inform and enlighten through her film company CNS Communications, LLC. The project, “Dying to Know” has been a labor of love she has cultivated on and off for 18 years; footage so compelling it was haunting her to finish. She is grateful to be back to her life’s passion making the films & telling meaningful stories.

 

 

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December 19th, 2014

Medicines of Interbeing

an interview with Oliver Hockenhull

Oliver HockenhullIn this week’s episode, Oliver Hockenhull speaks with Joanna about: entheogens as cultural medicines; Aldous Huxley: a holistic intelectual; a longer version of his film “Neurons to Nirvana” to be released soon; societal healing: towards a culture of empathy and imagination; his new project “Ctizen Planet: The Meaning of Interbeing”; the algorithm of evolution; slowing down and recognizing our interconnectedness.

Oliver Hockenhull works in film, video, hyper media installations, writing, and design. He has taught at Northwestern University in Chicago and presented at Universities in Canada, rthe US, and Europe. He has concentrated on pivotal subjects: among others, the social and intellectual import of the eminenwrtier, Aldous Huxley; a hyper media installation that questions ‘chance’ – as quantum indeterminate noise – to edit film; and most recently a double versioned feature documentary on psychedelics. His newest project is ” Citizen Planet: The Meaning of Interbeing”.

http://www.thegreatmedicines.com

https://dana.io/citizen-planet

 

 

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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September 19th, 2014

Remembering Together

an interview with Åsmund Seip

Åsmund SeipÅsmund Seip is a poet, artist and love activist, burning for a collective, beautiful remembering of who we are – and where we are. Åsmund is the author of the book “100 Days of Love”, and he is currently crowdfunding his new book, “100 Days for the Earth – Love Poetry Revolution”. He lives with his family in a little red house outside of Oslo, Norway.

Åsmund speaks with Joanna: “love activism”; a magical moment; “if you go into the woods”; a way of remembering; the deepest longing; “you are nature”; “a hundred days of love”; playful wildness.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/100-days-for-the-earth-love-poetry-revolution

Due to a technical mistake, the sound in this interview is less than perfect, I apologize both to Åsmund and to my Future Primitive friends. Nevertheless, I love this conversation.

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

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November 22nd, 2013

Animate Earth

an interview with Stephan Harding

Stephan Harding is the author of Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia (published in 2006 by Green Books in the UK and in 2007 by Chelsea Green in the USA). Holding a doctorate in ecology from the University of Oxford, Stephan taught wildlife ecology at the National University in Costa Rica before joining Schumacher College, the renowned international center for transdisciplinary ecological studies in rural England. Stephan has been the resident ecologist and tutor since the college’s inception in 1991. He is also coordinator of the college’s highly successful Master’s of Science degree in Holistic Science, a program offered in partnership with the University of Plymouth. At Schumacher College he has worked and taught alongside many of the world’s leading ecological activists, thinkers and writers, including Arne Naess, Fritjof Capra, Brian Goodwin, David Abram and the planetary biologist James Lovelock (founder of the Gaia hypothesis) with whom Stephan has collaborated scientifically for a number of years. A uniquely gifted teacher and lecturer, Stephan uses the natural sciences to awaken a deep experiential understanding of the Earth as a vast sentient being that nourishes our every breath, our every thought, and indeed our every action, as a result of the astonishing relationships between our planet’s biotic organisms and her waters, rocks and atmosphere.

Stephan speaks with Joanna about the film “Animate Earth”; listening to Nature’s great story; Anima Mundi; holistic education: the synergy of intelectual and intuitive knowing; re-storying science; immersion in a flow of meaning; gnosis: soulful knowing; the creative, archetypal Mother Earth; a Gaian invitation.

http://www.animateearth.com/Animate_Earth/the_film.html

 

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

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March 21st, 2013

Naked Mind

an interview with Sarah Barab

Sarah Barab has been a practitioner in the Tibetan tradition for 20 years, and also teaches yoga and meditation and is a professional astrologer.
She founded Naked Mind Productions in 2006, as a non-profit dedicated to making Dharma-inspired film.
After graduating from the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, and later Naropa, Sarah went on to earn an MFA in theater. She worked as an actress for many years in physical theater companies such as Imago and Do Jump before deciding to pursue her interest in film. She was first inspired to make “Naked Mind” during the year she spent living in Nepal and India volunteering with Tibetan refugee children and studying Buddhism and Tibetan language.
http://nakedmindthefilm.org/coming-soon/

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nakedmindfilm/naked-mind-the-film

Sara speaks with Joanna about her Kickstarter project featuring her upcoming film “Naked Mind”.

 

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

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December 5th, 2012

American Ubuntu

an interview with Lenore Norrgard

Lenore Norrgard is a social activist, screenwriter, filmmaker, photojournalist, contributing writer, shamanic healer, teacher and consultant.
Pioneered applying shamanic practices to social activism. Among other articles,”Ritual & Activism: The Alchemy of Social Transformation” and “Our Ancestors, Ourselves: Healing America”. She wrote, directed, shot and edited 60-minute narrative film, GETTING TO SEX, integrating 16mm film with analog and digital video. Wrote and now producing AMERICAN UBUNTU, a narrative feature film.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1990565332/american-ubuntu
http://www.lenorenorrgard.com/

Lenore Norrgard speaks with Joanna about her film project “American Ubuntu”: art, healing, & social activism; the ritual roots of film; a story about collective transformation; changing the American Dream; “because we are, I am”; an invitation to be a backer for this exceptional film project…

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

 

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September 13th, 2012

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August 31st, 2012

The Vessel of Your Life

an interview with Lisl Dennis

Lisl Dennis is an author, lecturer, TV host, educator, and foreign travel tour leader.
Her worldwide career as a travel and decorative arts photographer, travel writer, and  tour leader has garnered a rich spectrum of images, impressions and experiences from a diversity of cultures.
With over 40 years experience guiding and teaching the creative process in the flux of foreign cultures, Lisl brings her stories, wit and wisdom forward in STORYSHARDS: Re-form the Vessel of Your Life. As an inspirational multimedia program, it highlights her stories and imagery of pilgrimage and ceremony from cultures around the world.

http://www.storyshards.info/index.html

Lisl speaks with Joanna about exoticism: pluralistic, multicultural love of beauty; “without imagination, we don’t have anything”; “Story Shards”: a vessel of meaning; chaos and complexity: living in a non linear world; aesthetics in service; engaged creativity…

music: “Ranolan Masun” (from “World Network – Uzbekistan”) by Munadjat Yulchieva & Ensemble Shavkat Mirzaev

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February 10th, 2012

A New Consciousness for a New World

an interview with Kingsley Dennis

Kingsley Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He is the author of numerous articles on complexity theory, social technologies, new media communications, and conscious evolution. He co-authored After the Car (Polity, 2009), which examines post-peak oil societies and mobility. He is the author of the forthcoming book New Consciousness for a New World (2011); as well as “The Struggle for Your Mind: Conscious Evolution & The Battle to Control How We Think” (2012). Kingsley worked in the Sociology Dept. at Lancaster University, UK, and is now a visiting fellow at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster Uni. He is now collaborating with the new paradigm Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, a co-initiator of the Worldshift Movement and co-founder of WorldShift International.

www.kingsleydennis.com

Kingsley Dennis speaks with Joanna about “Worldshift International;” is it time for breakdown or breakthrough? … social change and the field effect of consciousness; biophysics:our bodies as fields of light; the binding energy of love; a language beyond words; a message for young people; “The Struggle for Your Mind;” trusting our intuition and finding meaning…

Music: “Banga Banga(from African Rhythms), Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Aka Pygmies

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February 3rd, 2012

The Economics of Happiness

an interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge

Author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of ISEC. A pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. She is a widely respected analyst of the impact of the global economy on identity, community and local economies, and is a leading proponent of ‘localization,’ or decentralization, as a means of countering those impacts.

Since 1975, she has worked with the people of Ladakh, or “Little Tibet,” to find ways of enabling their culture to meet the modern world without sacrificing social and ecological values. Trained as a linguist, she was the first Westerner in recent times to master the Ladakhi language, and co-produced the first Ladakhi-English dictionary. Her book, “Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh” has been described as “an inspirational classic,” and sold almost half a million copies. She is on the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, and is a co-founder of both the International Forum on Globalization and the Global Eco-village Network.

www.localfutures.org

Helena speaks with Joanna about the pressure of globalization on traditional cultures, … the relationship between beautiful, healthy and sustainable, … local communities and economies as a sustainable alternative to global consumer culture, … the connection path of community and nature, … and her latest film as co-director: “The Economics of Happiness”…

Music: “Part 8” (from Salzau. Music on the Water) by Danielsson/Dell/Landgren

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December 9th, 2011

Future Justice

an interview with Kari Fulton

Speakers at Bioneers By The Bay Connecting For Change (2011)

Kari Fulton is an award winning Climate Justice advocate and new media journalist. Fulton works to amplify the voice and concerns of communities most impacted by Climate Change and Environmental Injustice. Through her work she connects local and global grassroots movements and supports youth leaders in becoming long-term environmental advocates. She is the Co-founder of ChecktheWeather.TV and the Interim-Director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative. Fulton is a native of Denver, Colorado, a proud alumna of the Howard University, and a resident of Washington, DC.

www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/kari-fulton

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December 9th, 2011

The Family Dinner: A Great Way to Connect

an interview with Laurie David

Speakers at Bioneers By The Bay Connecting For Change (2011)

Laurie David is an environmentalist, author and a producer of the 2006 Academy Award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. She also executive produced the HBO documentary Too Hot NOT to Handle and the TBS comedy special Earth to America!. Over the past decade, Laurie has produced many projects to shed light on the issue of global climate change – including the bestselling Stop Global Warming: The Solution is You! and co-authoring The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, written for kids of all ages and published in eleven languages. Her newest book is The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time: an inspirational, practical—and, of course, green — guide to the most important hour in your family’s day, dinnertime.

www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/laurie-david

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October 21st, 2011

I Was Born To Empower Others

an interview with Beatrice Achieng

Speaker at Bioneers 2011 (San Rafael, CA)

Beatrice Achieng Nas is a Ugandan Womens’ rights grassroots leader, and a citizen journalist with World Pulse – a global media and communication network devoted to giving women a global voice. Beatrice is touring the USA in October 2011.

“I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the opportunity, education and motivation everyone can become someone admirable.”

http://www.bioneers.org/

http://www.worldpulse.com/user/6478

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October 14th, 2011

Be The Change

an interview with Nora Barrows-Friedman

Speaker at Bioneers 2011 (San Rafael, CA)

Nora Barrows-Friedman, an award-winning independent journalist, radio producer and writer, was the senior producer and co-host of Flashpoints on KPFA for seven years, and currently is on the editorial staff at The Electronic Intifada. Nora also contributes to al-Jazeera English, Truthout, Inter Press Service, and a number of periodicals. She is the author of a chapter on Western media and Palestine in the Project Censored 2011 anthology, and regularly travels to Palestine.

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September 9th, 2011

Love, Wide and Open

an interview with Malathy Drew

Malathy Drew is a healer, teacher and a social media innovator. Malathy was recently honored by Fast Company Magazine as the ’23 Most Influential Person in the Online World’. Her vision of ‘Cultivating Global Healing, One Soul at a Time’ has became “WE (Whispering Energy Collaboration)”: heart-centered networking.

www.whisperingenergy.com

Malathy speaks with Joanna about “WE (Whispering Energy)”, the new paradigm of heart-centered networwing and its applications, uplifting each other in order to uplift the world, raising consciousness and re-distributing wealth, social media and collective change…

Music: “Collection of Folk Songs” (from World Network: Georgia ) by Rustavi Choir & Duduki Trio Omar Kelaptrishvili

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May 22nd, 2009

New Media and Popular Culture, Crisis Opportunity?

an interview with Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He is the winner of the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.

He has written ten best-selling books on new media and popular culture, written and hosted two award-winning Frontline documentaries, and writes a column for the music and culture magazine, Arthur. He teaches regularly for the MaybeLogic Academy, NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and the Esalen Institute and lectures about media, art, society, and change at conferences and universities around the world. He is on the board of several new media non-profits and companies, and regularly consults on new media arts and ethics to museums, governments, synagogues, churches, and universities.

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April 30th, 2009

Short and Sweet on Courage

an interview with Amy Goodman

Recorded on 17 April after a speech in Santa Fe, New Mexico in answer to Joanna’s question.
Amy Goodman is a United States broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist and author. A 1984 graduate of Harvard University, Goodman is best known as the principal host of Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now! program, where she has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “radio’s voice of the disenfranchised left”. Coverage of the peace and human rights movements — and support of the independent media — are the hallmarks of her work. As an investigative journalist, she has received acclaim for exposés of human rights violations in East Timor and Nigeria. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award.

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April 24th, 2009

A Compassionate Trickster

an interview with Caroline W. Casey

Caroline W. Casey is a Visionary Activist Astrologer, devoted to the principle that Imagination lays the tracks for the Reality Train to follow. She has a degree in Symbol Systems (semiotics) from Brown University, and has studied magic, mythology and social activism all over the world. Based in Washington DC, Caroline broadcasts her live weekly radio show, “The Visionary Activist Show”, replayed on L.A.s KPFK. She is the author of the audio book, Visionary Activist Astrology and also authored of Making the Gods Work For You – the astrological language of the psyche. She offers Visionary Activist Revivals at a wide variety of conferences all over America as well as in South Africa, Sweden, England and New Zealand.

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