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human insights with james cox

human insights with james cox

By James Cox

This podcast covers issues of Climate Change, Building a Socially Responsible Economy, Health and Life and Death.

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Finding a Sacred Space, Praying and Healing: a chat w Wayne William Snellgrove

human insights with james coxAug 02, 2019

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Dealing with Fires and Heat Due to Climate Change: A chat w Mitch Wagener

Dealing with Fires and Heat Due to Climate Change: A chat w Mitch Wagener

This summer has been monumental as the effects of the climate crisis has affected millions of people around the globe. Fires raging from Greece and Europe, to Canada, to more recently Maui have destroyed cities and lives. Mitch Wagener is a professor of ecology at WCSU and shares his insights into the challenges we face going forward. If you want to reach Mitch you can email him at wagenerm@wcsu.edu

Sep 01, 202344:50
Diversity, Pride, and Love: a chat with Josh Miller

Diversity, Pride, and Love: a chat with Josh Miller

Josh Miller is a selfproclaimed queer activist. He is the CEO and co-founder of IDEAS xLab. Josh works with businesses to create positive environments for gender fluid employees. We talk about the importance of diversity in both our personal and business lives. By fate and coincidence we recorded this conversation on the first day of Pride month, 2023. Enjoy


Jun 02, 202320:18
Moving Divestment Forward in Universities: a chat with Isaac Slevin

Moving Divestment Forward in Universities: a chat with Isaac Slevin

Isaac Slevin is a sophmore at Brown University and a leader in the effort to divest from fossil fuels through Sunrise Brown. We discuss their successes over the past few years, but also the challenges that continue as fossil fuel interests adjust to calls for divestment. A great conversation that shows we have a great deal of work to do on many levels.

https://www.sunrisemovement.org/

May 09, 202338:09
Improving Tofu, Driving Massive Change: a chat with David W. Jones

Improving Tofu, Driving Massive Change: a chat with David W. Jones

David W. Jones is co-founder of Thrilling Foods, a company based in Portland, Oregon, that is changing how consumers are relating to tofu. Jones has developed a patented process to add flavor to tofu that is changing peoples perceptions and tastes. Specifically he has developed a vegan form of bacon that many consider superior in taste to the animal products. The end result is a consumer experience that is enjoyable, delicious, good for your health, and good for the planet.

A great conversation that will open minds and drive real change.

Dec 23, 202235:58
The Growth of Veganism as a Sign of Hope: a chat with Light and Angel Flinn
Dec 10, 202246:32
Building Reuse and Recycling into the Economy; a chat with Damon Carson
Nov 15, 202228:18
Ecoactivism and the Age of Climate Change: A Chat with Ted Glick

Ecoactivism and the Age of Climate Change: A Chat with Ted Glick

Ted Glick has been a long time climate activist... We talk about his work in raising awareness and what individuals can do to make a change. Climate change requires immense effort to drive real change. Time demands we all play a role in designing and creating the future.

What can you do? What will you do??

Nov 13, 202243:22
Carbon Sequestration as a Climate Fraud: a chat with Karen Feridun

Carbon Sequestration as a Climate Fraud: a chat with Karen Feridun

Karen Feridun is a Pennsylvania climate and fracking activist. We discuss activities by fossil fuel companies at a clean energy forum, particularly carbon capture and sequestration and hydrogen. We also look at the impact fracking has had on the people of PA. 

Sep 21, 202233:46
Redesigning Capitalism: a chat w Kate Gaertner

Redesigning Capitalism: a chat w Kate Gaertner

Kate Gaertner is the founder of Triple Win Advisory. Kate helps businesses examine their business model and redesign their products and processes to become more sustainable. Our conversation looks at what it would take to "redesign capitalism"

Aug 16, 202248:03
Cleaning Up Ocean Plastic: a chat w Kieran Kelly

Cleaning Up Ocean Plastic: a chat w Kieran Kelly

Kieran Kelly is the CEO of Ocean Integrity. He shares his story as a fisherman who choose to make a difference for the planet. The pollution of the ocean has many dimensions... Plastics affects many levels of life. The larger pieces of plastic breakdown into microplastics, fish are crowded out of their native environs; it affects everyone... Kieran shares his journey and experience.

Aug 08, 202240:07
Fossil Fuel Money Influence In Universities: a chat with Ed Carlevale

Fossil Fuel Money Influence In Universities: a chat with Ed Carlevale

Ed Carlevale has been reporting on the influence fossil fuel companies are having on Universities such as MIT. He connects the dots of influence and money, and shares with us the impact that is having on the institution, professors and researchers. If the climate crisis is to be solved, universities need to play a major role in driving change. Unfortunately that may not be the case...

Jul 24, 202240:17
Climate Restoration; How Do We Do It? a chat w Peter Fiekowsky

Climate Restoration; How Do We Do It? a chat w Peter Fiekowsky

Peter Fiekowsky has a new book out titled "Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race". Today we discuss his book and drill down into the concepts and science behind reducing CO2 and methane in the atmosphere in order to address the climate crisis and avert extinction. Peter shares insights that turn the tables on the climate debate.

The solutions discussed require much more attention and support.


Jun 18, 202244:26
Color and Change: a chat w Sheral Sly
Jun 10, 202230:06
Labor in America: a chat w Bob Funk

Labor in America: a chat w Bob Funk

Bob Funk is the Secretary-Treasurer of LaborLab. LaborLab is a nonprofit watchdog organization that tracks, monitors, and reports on the union-busting industry. "Informed workers are empowered workers"

Bob shares his experience and insights as a union organizer on the struggle of workers to organize today, and the obsticles they face from corporations and politicians. In an age when then very relationship workers have to work is changing, with the Gig economy, stagflation, artificial intelligence, and a second guilded age, it is crucial for people to understand their rights and join the fight to defend them.

This is a must listen...

Jun 04, 202243:25
The Art of Living Boldly in the Second Half of Life: a chat w Nancy Candea
May 11, 202227:41
Surviving Cancer... "I Surrender. I Trust. I Love.": a chat w Amanda Mikesell

Surviving Cancer... "I Surrender. I Trust. I Love.": a chat w Amanda Mikesell

Amanda Mikesell is a spiritual soul that over the past year has had to face and fight a diagnosis of aggresive breast cancer. She has shared her journey on FB over the past year; every struggle, every joy. Today we discuss her journey and the path forward. It is a rivoting, loving discussion that can't be missed.

Apr 25, 202239:00
Living Vegan: a chat w Mariquita Solis

Living Vegan: a chat w Mariquita Solis

Mariquita Solis is a vegan lifestyle coach. Much of her work revolves around helping people live as vegans in society that sees things differently.

Apr 23, 202223:25
An Evolving Global Order: a chat w Neil Pitts

An Evolving Global Order: a chat w Neil Pitts

Neil Pitts, author of "Postmodernity and Creation of the Anthropocene"; We discuss how the Russian invasion of Ukraine will shape the evolution of global politics in the years to come. What is the role of the UN? How does climate change affect this evolution? After the discussion he explains, "what it was that I was really trying to say - and it's generally that the structure of geopolitics is holding us back in so many ways, including important issues like the environment, but only a change in the age itself is going to enable a new type of politics to appear - so, it would be a good idea for everyone to get onto this now, as it could otherwise take much longer for the climate change action we need to occur, along with a whole range of social issues. I don't really understand how people can shout in the street 'we want change, we want action' without really understanding what it is that is actually holding governments back. What is holding them back is the state of politics means it's like a turn-based board game, where one country moves forward a bit, then another will only take action if they take action, etc. We need to get into the frame of mind that it's a new human age, and we can do it, regardless of what everyone else is doing, because that's how people now behave in our present time. To move the world forward from the Postmodern/ Cold War mentality."

Apr 20, 202201:01:37
"$70,000 in student loans were forgiven!": a chat w Dorothy Browne
Mar 22, 202213:26
History, Post-Modern Civilization and Climate: a chat with Neil Pitts
Mar 07, 202201:07:22
Nutrition, Health, and Buddhism: a chat w Jason Demchok
Mar 04, 202238:21
Living a Sustainable Life: a chat w Dale Stubbart

Living a Sustainable Life: a chat w Dale Stubbart

Dale Stubbart is a sustainable lifestyle coach for individuals and businesses. He shares his experiences in the struggle we all face daily in living a lifestyle the honors the planet and fosters happiness within. This is no small challenge within a capitalist system based on dollars and limitations. Give a listen and explore what a sustainable life means for you...

Mar 02, 202232:35
A New World View: a chat w Kollibri Terre Sonnenblume
Feb 11, 202252:05
How Do We Fight Rising Sea Levels?: a chat w Adrian Santiago Tate

How Do We Fight Rising Sea Levels?: a chat w Adrian Santiago Tate

Adrian Santiago Tate is founder and CEO of High Tide, a firm which collects data around coastal areas in the US with the goal of managing sea level rise. Adrian shares his background and experience on a subject of increasing importance. Recent scientific reports have indicated an acceleration in the collapse of the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica. 

Feb 08, 202238:19
On Art and Creativity: A Chat w Sheral Sly

On Art and Creativity: A Chat w Sheral Sly

Sheral Sly is an artist and late bloomer creative who is doing what she loves. She shares her experiences and insights on art, fostering creativity and how to live a fulfilling life. 

You can find her at www.artbysheral.com 

Feb 04, 202233:04
Spiking Energy Prices and the Sustainable Transition: a chat w Carey King

Spiking Energy Prices and the Sustainable Transition: a chat w Carey King

Carey King is a researcher building out an economic model that describes the relationship of energy to the economy and society. Understanding this relationship can help smooth the transition to sustainability. Today we discuss the recent spike in energy prices in Europe, China and the US and how it fits into a larger narrative around a sustainable transition to tackle climate change. Check out his book "The Economic Superorganism"

Nov 26, 202139:37
Nov 22nd... a JFK Remembrance: a chat w Kathleen Cooper-Loher

Nov 22nd... a JFK Remembrance: a chat w Kathleen Cooper-Loher

Kathleen Cooper-Loher was a young girl when JFK was president. She shares her recollections and we discuss the legacy of JFK. 58 years after his assassination, the loss still hurts... How did JFK affect your life, your outlook?

Nov 22, 202134:18
Human Trafficking and Climate Change: a chat w Andrew Wallis

Human Trafficking and Climate Change: a chat w Andrew Wallis

Andrew Wallis is the founder of Unseen UK, an organization that has been fighting human trafficking on many levels. We discuss how climate change, and the economic and social disorder it brings, will drive human trafficking to even higher levels. It is an eye opening and sobering conversation. HT is not just a global issue, but it is also very local... this concerns everyone.

Nov 22, 202152:05
Using Doughnut Economics for Sustainable Outcomes: a chat w Erinch Sahan

Using Doughnut Economics for Sustainable Outcomes: a chat w Erinch Sahan

Erinch Sahan is an economist, analyst, and researcher with Doughnut Economics Action Lab the UK. Today we discuss the concept of "Doughnut Economics" and how it can help build a sustainable future. As economic systems experience trauma, space is created for new ideas to reshape the economic future... Doughnut Economics focuses on reshaping the perspective to improve human lives and live within our environmental envelope. This is a great conversation that will open a few minds.

Nov 19, 202141:06
A New Dimension to Crypto driving the Climate Crisis: a chat w Yvonne Taylor

A New Dimension to Crypto driving the Climate Crisis: a chat w Yvonne Taylor

Yvonne Taylor is an activist fighting fracking in NY state and the founder of Seneca Lake Guardians. She shares her experience and the new challenge she is facing... crypto miners buying and running formally closed coal power plants. China recently banned crypto mining due to its drain on the power grid. Those miners are now setting up shop in the US and this will have long term implications to our success or failure in reducing CO2 emissions and surviving the climate crisis.

Nov 08, 202127:45
Innovation as a Tool for Growth and "Degrowth": a chat w Karl Burkart

Innovation as a Tool for Growth and "Degrowth": a chat w Karl Burkart

Karl Burkart is the co-founder and Deputy Director of One Earth, a non-profit focused on fostering the technologies to reshape the economy into a more sustainable and resilient one. He shares decades of experience in the messaging around the climate crisis and the need to embrace a more positive view to counter "doomism". With world leaders meeting in Glasgow to discuss policies at COP26, this is very timely.

Nov 05, 202101:01:06
Permaculture as a Comprehensive Way of Life: a chat w Pat Simmons Jr.

Permaculture as a Comprehensive Way of Life: a chat w Pat Simmons Jr.

Pat Simmons Jr. is trained in permaculture and the growing of food, but as we chat we discuss larger issues that affect permaculture... ethics, organization, relationships... without a holistic approach to permaculture success is limited. It's a great conversation that really digs into some deep issues that go largely unaddressed...

Nov 01, 202142:26
How to Escape Abusive Relationships: a chat w Lisa Hawkins

How to Escape Abusive Relationships: a chat w Lisa Hawkins

Lisa Hawkins is a relationship coach and today we discuss the nature of abusive relationships and how to escape a bad situation. It's a complex dynamic that keeps people in an abusive relationship. Lisa offers great advice to those struggling and recovering from such relationships.

Oct 30, 202136:24
The Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels: a chat w Elaine Tanner

The Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels: a chat w Elaine Tanner

Elaine Tanner is a longtime activist and leader of Friends of Environmental Justice. She recently participated in a week of protests by diverse groups at the White House to urge the current administration to follow through on climate promises made during the campaign. The protests resulted in over 600 arrests but was largely ignored by the media. Elaine shares her experiences that motivate her activism.

Oct 28, 202124:52
Dealing with Climate Grief: A Chat w Betsy Rosenberg

Dealing with Climate Grief: A Chat w Betsy Rosenberg

Betsy Rosenberg has spent 25 years in the media, raising awareness of environmental issues and the climate crisis. Currently she is working on a network called GreenTV.com to promote environmental education and empowerment. We discuss the role media plays in the fight to address climate change and the struggle to deal with "climate despair". This is the first of many conversations :)

Oct 23, 202140:19
Climate Change--Reality and Politics
Oct 01, 202149:39
Slaughterhouse : a chat w Gail Eisnitz

Slaughterhouse : a chat w Gail Eisnitz

Gail Eisnitz has spent her life as an investigative journalist and activist on behalf of sentient animals. In 1997 she wrote a remarkable book titled "Slaughterhouse" that laid bare the cruelty and brutality of the animal agriculture industry. The stories she shares are troubling and haunting...

From Amazon, "Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five years - particularly industry consolidation, increased line speeds, and deregulation - have had on workers, animals, and consumers. It is also the first time ever that workers have spoken publicly about what's really taking place behind the closed doors of America's slaughterhouses."

This podcast will stay with you...

Sep 17, 202130:35
Potatoes, Health, and Big Ag: a chat w Jeff Braggs

Potatoes, Health, and Big Ag: a chat w Jeff Braggs

Jeff Braggs has spent a lifetime growing potatoes and working in agriculture. His father used rotational and regenerative techniques in the early 20th century, and Jeff watched as family farms disappeared and Big Ag took over and began heavy use of chemicals, fertilizers, and poisons. He shares his life experience to help use better understand how diet connects to health.

Sep 15, 202138:08
Divorce, COVID, and Economic Stress: a chat w Karen McMahon
Sep 11, 202133:46
EVs, Sustainability, and Economic Change: a chat w Peter Gruber
Sep 09, 202135:06
Fostering Permaculture Now: a chat w Jenny Pell
Sep 06, 202146:07
B Corps and Changing Capitalism: a chat w Nathan Stuck
Aug 28, 202134:48
Shifting the Emphasis to Trauma in Mental Health Treatment: a chat w Mat Costanzo

Shifting the Emphasis to Trauma in Mental Health Treatment: a chat w Mat Costanzo

Mat Costanzo is a trained therapist and researcher. He recently wrote a paper on shifting the focus of how we deal with issues like PTSD, depression and anxiety from a medication focused approach, to one based on identifying the original trauma in order to create real healing. He writes, "clinics continue to view mental illnesses as biomedical conditions that can be best addressed with pharmacological treatments." He continues, "this is naive in light of the complexity of the conditions to be treated...". He proposes, "a shift toward an emphasis on contextual factors, that a trauma-based diagnostic and treatment model, would improve diagnostic accuracy and outcomes."


PTSD, depression and anxiety are issues that affect millions of Americans. This would represent a massive change in policy and I believe improve outcomes dramaticly.  

Aug 26, 202132:29
The Emotional Journey to Degrowth: a chat w Barbara Williams
Aug 13, 202139:17
Building Entrepreneurship and Financial Independence: a chat w Emily Grass
Aug 06, 202131:51
What is a B Corp and What Does It Mean For Sustainability: a chat w Jen Cantero

What is a B Corp and What Does It Mean For Sustainability: a chat w Jen Cantero

Jen Cantero is a sustainability consultant who helps companies become B Corps. B Corps is a third-party rating that evaluates a company's performance on how it affects people, planet, and profits. This is a great conversation that brings together the importance of sustainability and efficiency in companies and expands the conversation in measurable ways.

Aug 03, 202129:06
Issues Around Conscious Dating: a chat w Lisa Hawkins
Jun 21, 202127:11
The Health Benefits of a Plant Based Diet: a chat w Kathleen Cooper-Loher

The Health Benefits of a Plant Based Diet: a chat w Kathleen Cooper-Loher

Today I chat with Kathleen Cooper-Loher, a retired trauma nurse, about the medical and health benefits of a plant-based diet. Specifically, we discuss the work of Dr Michael Greger who is an advocate for plant-based. Greger brings together the scientific studies from over 50 years of intitutional research. Cooper and I discuss the lack of education in the medical community and the risks that poses to patients.

Your future self will thank you for listening to this show ;)

May 29, 202101:01:04
Promoting Permaculture, Improving the Planet: a chat w Lars Schijff

Promoting Permaculture, Improving the Planet: a chat w Lars Schijff

Lars Schijff is the founder of the Permenant Culture Project. He shares his journey and some of the lessons learned that reveal the importance of Permaculture as a transformational tool for the planet. This is a set of lessons that everyone can benefit from. 

Give a listen :)

May 27, 202133:06
Plant-Based Coconut Shrimp... Amazing! : a chat w Monica Talbert

Plant-Based Coconut Shrimp... Amazing! : a chat w Monica Talbert

After sampling their coconut shrimp, scallops, and crabcake, I was stunned and happy. Today we chat with Monica Talbert, co-founder and CEO of the Plant-Based Seafood Company. We discuss how they developed such an amazing taste that is so sustainable. We also examine the food revolution we are currently experiencing and what it means for society.

give a listen and turn on the oven :)

May 20, 202127:43