IdeaSphere: A Platform for Today's Voices

Series produced by Guy Rathbun

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This weekly show is devoted to political, social, economic, ecological, philosophical and religious ideas.

This series has been broadcast on public radio, and podcast on National Public Radio for the past 10 years, and has included such luminaries as Robert Reich, Chris Hedges, Michael K. Hudson, Vincent Buligosi, Richard Heinberg, and many more.


535 Pieces

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Caption: Steve Almond
You've heard part of this story on two NPR shows. Here is an extended interview: Football is not good for us, Steve Almond concludes, it’s not goo...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Brian Moench
No one needs to eat livestock to survive, according to Dr. Brian Moench. Yet meat is almost universally the focus of the Western diet. The average...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: The Co-Parent's Handbook, Credit: CMC Publishers
With a tested “here’s how” approach, Karen Bonnell and Kristin Little help parents confidently take on the challenges of raising children in two ho...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Richard A. Deyo
One of the most frustrating medical complaints for patients and doctors is back pain. Professionals and patients expect the usual medical diagnosis...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Mark Schapiro, Credit: Center for Investigative Reporting
Carbon is shaping our future. Those little particles we can’t even see are reshaping our natural world, and transforming our economy. And, it all e...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Peter Ladner
Our reliance on industrial agriculture has resulted in a food supply riddled with hidden environmental, economic and health care costs and beset by...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 19:11
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Caption: Ulrich Boser
Bestselling author Ulrich Boser shows how the emerging research on trust can improve our lives, rebuild our economy, and strengthen society. As par...

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: John D. Pollack
Often without realizing it, we use analogies to express our ideas. As a Presidential speechwriter, John Pollack understands the power of words. In ...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: David Rose
Those who are shaping the future have a pretty good idea of how it is going to look. One of those is David Rose. He’s an award winning entrepreneur...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Stephanie Westlund
Stephanie Westlund holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies. For the past 5-years she has been researching the lives of war veterans. Specifically...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Nicolette Hahn Niman
Livestock, especially cattle, are Public Enemy Number One. That’s been the perceived wisdom for decades. It’s thought that cattle erode soils, poll...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Frank Schaeffer
Frank A. Schaeffer is a best-selling author, blogger, speaker and fine artist, and he’s the son of Francis Schaeffer, architect of the talkeover by...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Lauren Nile
Lauren Joichin Nile introduces her readers to some provocative ideas in her book RACE: My Story and Humanity’s Bottom Line. Her work delves deep in...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Gus Speth
From Chair of the United Nations Development Group; Founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and World Resource Institute, law professor a...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Chris Guillebeau
Compulsive goal seeker and best-selling author Chris Guillebeau set out to visit every country on the planet by age thirty-five.

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Maya Schenwar
America is the leading industrial country for incarcerated citizens. Editor-in-Chief of Truthout, Maya Schenwar, envisions the possibility of a fut...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: John Dominic Crossan
At the heart of the Bible, says New Testament scholar John Dominic Crossan, is a moral and ethical call to fight unjust superpowers, whether they a...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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William Ingalls new book tells the story of what one year in Viet Nam as a combat engineer was like. Based on 500 color slides taken by the author,...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Janet Cheatham Bell
In her collection of essays, author and publisher Janet Cheatham Bell emphasizes our mutual dependency. It’s about identifying and using the power ...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Kathryn Miles
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy smashed into the Eastern seaboard. A monster nobody was prepared to deal with.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1