25 episodes

Why do some people make it, while others don’t? How do the facts of our lives differ from our perception of it? And how does our psychology shape how we view ourselves and others?

Attribution is, where people from all walks of life, reflect on who and what has contributed to where they ended up. Our hope is after each episode, you feel a little more inspired, grateful, or supported, than when you first hit play.

Attribution with Bob McKinnon Bob McKinnon

    • Society & Culture

Why do some people make it, while others don’t? How do the facts of our lives differ from our perception of it? And how does our psychology shape how we view ourselves and others?

Attribution is, where people from all walks of life, reflect on who and what has contributed to where they ended up. Our hope is after each episode, you feel a little more inspired, grateful, or supported, than when you first hit play.

    Serving Others w/ Richard Buery

    Serving Others w/ Richard Buery

    Richard Buery is CEO of Robin Hood, one of the nation’s leading anti-poverty organizations. Prior to this role, Rich had worked as Deputy Mayor of New York, where he was the key architect for the city’s Pre-K for All initiative. In our conversation, we talked about the many ways in which his work has attempted to alleviate scarcity by leveraging the abundant resources around us and his own background has informed his approach to service. I hope you enjoy.
    Links to learn more about: 
    Richard Buery
    Robin Hood Foundation
    iMentor
    Pre-K for All
    Find out more: https://movingupusa.com/podcast 
    HOST
    Bob McKinnon is a writer, designer, and teacher who asks us to reconsider the way we see success and the American Dream. 
    His work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Fast Company, NPR, and PBS.
    His own journey out of poverty was captured in his TEDx talk: How Did I End Up Here. Through his writing and this podcast, he hopes to pay tribute and thanks to all those who have helped him and others move up in life.
    CREDITS
    Attribution is distributed in part by Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from PBS flagship station, WNET in New York, reporting on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America. You can learn more at pbs.org/chasingthedream.
    This show was edited by No Troublemakers Media. Music by Jonnie “Most” Davis.
    Our final credit goes to you, the listener, and to everyone who helped you get to where you are today. If this show has reminded you of someone in particular, make their day and let them know.

    • 43 min
    Living in the Light w/ Deepak Chopra

    Living in the Light w/ Deepak Chopra

    For the last thirty years, Dr. Deepak Chopra  has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution.  His 93rd book, Living in the Light  written with Sarah Platt-Fingerwith. taps into the ancient Indian practice of Royal Yoga and offers an illuminating program for self-realization, bliss, and wholeness. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of their top 100 most influential people.”  In our conversation we talk about this juxtaposition of “being vs. doing”, our journeys to self-realization and what it means to live in the light. While we discussed some heady stuff, it was a free-flowing and down to earth conversation. One I hope you find enlightening.
    Links to learn more about: 
    Deepak Chopra
    Living in the Light
    Find out more: https://movingupusa.com/podcast 
    HOST
    Bob McKinnon is a writer, designer, and teacher who asks us to reconsider the way we see success and the American Dream. 
    His work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Fast Company, NPR, and PBS.
    His own journey out of poverty was captured in his TEDx talk: How Did I End Up Here. Through his writing and this podcast, he hopes to pay tribute and thanks to all those who have helped him and others move up in life.
    CREDITS
    Attribution is distributed in part by Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from PBS flagship station, WNET in New York, reporting on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America. You can learn more at pbs.org/chasingthedream.
    This show was edited by No Troublemakers Media. Music by Jonnie “Most” Davis.
    Our final credit goes to you, the listener, and to everyone who helped you get to where you are today. If this show has reminded you of someone in particular, make their day and let them know.

    • 43 min
    Biography and Science w/ Brandon Ogbunu

    Biography and Science w/ Brandon Ogbunu

    Brandon Ogbunu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. While his research takes place at the intersection of evolutionary biology, genetics, and epidemiology, it all as he says stems from his own biography.His writing appears not just in academic journals but for Wired, The Atlantic and ESPN among other places. This was a deep and far reaching conversation about the intersection of science, identity and the questions we are driven to explore
    Links to learn more about: 
    Brandon Ogbunu
    The Liberation of RNA - Radio Lab
    The Hidden Meanings of Gattaca - 25 Years Later
    Find out more: https://movingupusa.com/podcast 
    HOST
    Bob McKinnon is a writer, designer, and teacher who asks us to reconsider the way we see success and the American Dream. 
    His work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Fast Company, NPR, and PBS.
    His own journey out of poverty was captured in his TEDx talk: How Did I End Up Here. Through his writing and this podcast, he hopes to pay tribute and thanks to all those who have helped him and others move up in life.
    CREDITS
    Attribution is distributed in part by Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from PBS flagship station, WNET in New York, reporting on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America. You can learn more at pbs.org/chasingthedream.
    This show was edited by No Troublemakers Media. Music by Jonnie “Most” Davis.
    Our final credit goes to you, the listener, and to everyone who helped you get to where you are today. If this show has reminded you of someone in particular, make their day and let them know.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Great Gatsby: Then and Now [Bonus]

    The Great Gatsby: Then and Now [Bonus]

    This bonus episode of Attribution, ‘The Great Gatsby: Then and Now’, was originally broadcast as a WLIW-FM special program and a part of Chasing the Dream: Poverty, Justice and Opportunity in America, a public media reporting initiative from The WNET Group.
    “I think that this is our great American novel about class. I think you see it on almost every page.”
    Bob McKinnon, host of the podcast Attribution, talks with Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh and The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. They discuss her book “So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures.” and what The Great Gatsby can still teach us today, 100 years after the events in the novel take place. 
    Links to learn more about:
    WLIW-FM
    Maureen Corrigan
    So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
    Find out more: https://movingupusa.com/podcast 
    HOST
    Bob McKinnon is a writer, designer, and teacher who asks us to reconsider the way we see success and the American Dream. 
    His work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Fast Company, NPR, and PBS.
    His own journey out of poverty was captured in his TEDx talk: How Did I End Up Here. Through his writing and this podcast, he hopes to pay tribute and thanks to all those who have helped him and others move up in life.
    CREDITS
    Attribution is distributed in part by Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from PBS flagship station, WNET in New York, reporting on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America. You can learn more at pbs.org/chasingthedream.
    This show was edited by No Troublemakers Media. Music by Jonnie “Most” Davis.
    Our final credit goes to you, the listener, and to everyone who helped you get to where you are today. If this show has reminded you of someone in particular, make their day and let them know.

    • 29 min
    Acceptance w/ Emi Nietfeld

    Acceptance w/ Emi Nietfeld

    Emi Nietfeld is author of Acceptance: A Memoir. Her essays have appeared in New York Times, Longreads, Vice, and Boulevard. This was an incredibly moving and important conversation - one I hope you’ll listen to in its entirety as the ending is  particularly poignant.
    This episode contains descriptions or mentions of eating disorders, mental health issues, and sexual abuse which some listeners may find disturbing. Listener discretion is advised. If you or someone you know might be experiencing any of these issues, please reach out to the appropriate local resources/authorities. Here are some national organizations also providing support.  
    National Eating Disorder Association
    National Alliance on Mental Illness
    RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network)
    Links to learn more about: 
    Emi Nietfeld
    Acceptance
    Horatio Alger Association

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Connecting w/ Dave Eggers

    Connecting w/ Dave Eggers

    Dave Eggers is the acclaimed author of thirty books and the co-founder of several non-profit organizations including 826 Valencia and Voice of Witness. We talked about how we connect with each other, the importance of telling our own stories AND amplifying the voices of others. I hope you enjoy 
    Links to learn more about: 
    Dave Eggers
    Heroes of the Frontier
    The Every
    Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
    Museum of Rain
    826 Valencia
    Voice of Witness
    Scholar Match
    Find out more: https://movingupusa.com/podcast 
    HOST
    Bob McKinnon is a writer, designer, and teacher who asks us to reconsider the way we see success and the American Dream. 
    His work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Fast Company, NPR, and PBS.
    His own journey out of poverty was captured in his TEDx talk: How Did I End Up Here. Through his writing and this podcast, he hopes to pay tribute and thanks to all those who have helped him and others move up in life.
    CREDITS
    Attribution is distributed in part by Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from PBS flagship station, WNET in New York, reporting on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America. You can learn more at pbs.org/chasingthedream.
    This show was edited by No Troublemakers Media. Music by Jonnie “Most” Davis.
    Our final credit goes to you, the listener, and to everyone who helped you get to where you are today. If this show has reminded you of someone in particular, make their day and let them know.

    • 52 min

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