100 episodes

On Life and Meaning is a podcast about what matters most in our lives. We host conversations with compelling personalities about their lives and work. We explore human brilliance: our talents, endeavors, motivations and higher purposes. The show focuses on art, philosophy, leadership, literature, civic life and culture – seeking to inspire a more generative and humane world.

On Life and Meaning Mark Peres

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On Life and Meaning is a podcast about what matters most in our lives. We host conversations with compelling personalities about their lives and work. We explore human brilliance: our talents, endeavors, motivations and higher purposes. The show focuses on art, philosophy, leadership, literature, civic life and culture – seeking to inspire a more generative and humane world.

    Richard Thurmond | A Story of Discovery - Ep. 100

    Richard Thurmond | A Story of Discovery - Ep. 100

    Richard Thurmond is a community and economic development executive for a place-making organization. In this episode we explore basketball, editing and publishing a city magazine, staying and leaving, and the values of curiosity and humility.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Claude Alexander, Jr.| The Park Church - Ep. 99

    Claude Alexander, Jr.| The Park Church - Ep. 99

    Claude Alexander, Jr. is bishop and senior pastor of a Baptist church. In this episode we explore the mission of the church, racism, misogyny and homophobia, segregation on Sunday mornings, the death of a brother, a crisis of faith, living with mystery, and the love of God.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Jess George | Hope and Optimism - Ep. 98

    Jess George | Hope and Optimism - Ep. 98

    Jess George is a government and community affairs manager for a fiber optic company. In this episode we explore the digital divide, confronting bullies, being an ally to immigrants, and dropping keys to beautiful rowdy prisoners.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Sonya Pfeiffer | A Life in Full - Ep. 97

    Sonya Pfeiffer | A Life in Full - Ep. 97

    Sonya Pfeiffer is an art gallery owner and criminal defense attorney. In this episode we explore story-telling, standing up to the power of the state, unconventional paths, the Owl theory, the practice of Ahimsa, and the one chance we have in this life.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Beatriz Friedmann | Conscious Evolution - Ep. 96

    Beatriz Friedmann | Conscious Evolution - Ep. 96

    Beatriz Friedmann is a school counselor and information technology consultant. In this episode we explore emigrating from Brazil to North America, a corporate career, a summer of loss and pain, finding new purpose, and becoming present one step at a time.

    • 46 min
    Ken Lambla | Interdisciplinary Design - Ep. 95

    Ken Lambla | Interdisciplinary Design - Ep. 95

    Ken Lambla is founding dean of a college of arts + architecture. In this episode we explore returning from Patagonia, merging fields of study, interdisciplinary design, stewardship, community, and how arts inform a life

    • 1 hr

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