My name is Phyllis Wilson and this is We’re All Alright, the show that explores all the reasons we have to be hopeful–even joyful–about humanity and about our world today.
My goal is to reconnect us with the humans at the heart of the issues, and from that place, explore deep and powerful questions about the world we share and how we think about it.
So instead of feeling like all is lost, we start to wake up every morning and think, cool, we’re going to be alright.
Media: Where "Truth" Meets Human Nature
In this episode, we explore the topic of Media. What do we even mean when we say “the media?” Why do we choose one news or information source over another? And if there are no reliable news sources, whose version of events do we trust?
Are Cults on the Rise?
I've been thinking about my own relationship with cults, or more specifically, cult-thinking, and about how easy it is, not just for any one of us to find ourselves accidentally in or in close philosophical proximity to a cult, but also how easy it could be for any of us–especially those of us who are teachers, coaches and mentors–to find ourselves leading one.
It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.
Rethinking Haiti, Colonialism, and Freedom with Samoa Blanchet
As a follow-up to the last episode about immigration, migration, and national identity, I invited one of my very favorite people, Samoa Blanchet, to talk about what her home country of Haiti is really like, and for a discussion of how we form perceptions, how they endure, and how we might change them.
Immigration and State-Hood: Are All Who Wander Lost?
The lingering–and still raging–pandemic has claimed the lives of over 5 million people worldwide, and has laid bare the incredible disparities in wealth, education, access to basic medicine, shelter, food, and clean water among every nation on the planet.
In this context, I’m thinking about borders, immigration and migration, national identity, and about unity and division in an increasingly global world.
The Power of Looking For The Good
Today, I’m joined by my producer, Sean McMullin to have a conversation about why I started this podcast and why I’m so passionate about the practice of hope, of believing that We’re All Alright.
What Does Justice Mean in the Freedom of Truth Era?
Personal choice–in schooling, in restorative justice–has been a theme of this podcast so far. Thinking about restorative justice especially, in this climate of “personal choice” raises more questions than it answers. It seems almost preposterous to consider whether restorative justice processes could play out successfully in our culture as it is. What does justice mean in this “freedom of truth” reality we’re living in?