9 episodes

Everyone has a story to tell, some knowledge to drop. Adam Wilson likes people, and he likes to hear their stories. This show is part philosophy, part politics and a lot of just jamming with cool people.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Everyone has a story to tell, some knowledge to drop. Adam Wilson likes people, and he likes to hear their stories. This show is part philosophy, part politics and a lot of just jamming with cool people.

    Jessica Wilson on childbirth rights ... and wrongs

    Jessica Wilson on childbirth rights ... and wrongs

    Contrary to what you may have heard, women are not poorly designed for childbirth. Jessica Wilson talks about why we fear mothers will die in childbirth in the United States, starting with her own terrible experience having her first child. We talk about the cascade of interventions, America's dismal statistics of maternal mortality, and what we know about childbirth in the old days -- before doctors were around to get involved. We talk hospital birth vs home birth, and not unrelated, about fear for moms versus confidence in them. This is a Christmas episode, all about the babies!


    Speaking of which, new music this time: 

    "Christmas Rap" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 57 min
    Melinda McCrady on the fall of Democrats in timber country

    Melinda McCrady on the fall of Democrats in timber country

    Longview, Washington resident Melinda McCrady spent 20 years working for Democrats in the state Legislature, and for that entire time, her blue-collar, timber-industry hometown elected Democratic representatives to the Legislature, to local office, even to Congress. But by 2016 Democrats were losing ground there, and certainly they lost big in 2021. Republicans now represent Longview, and not necessarily moderate Republicans, either. What happened to the generations of smaller-town working people who supported Democrats? Melinda and I talk about what issues cost Democrats seats, generational change, who makes up the elite and all the rest.
      

    • 57 min
    Earl Adsley on snow in the mountains, fire in the forest, and life in the dry West

    Earl Adsley on snow in the mountains, fire in the forest, and life in the dry West

    Earl Adsley spends his time measuring snow in the mountains of Idaho and guess what? More than half of the water consumed in the West started as snow in the mountains.
    I talk to Earl about drought, about snow pack, about forest fires, and what all these things mean for the future of the place we call home. I learned a lot about how we get our water,  how difficult it is to predict how much we will have, and how precious all fresh water really is.

    • 48 min
    Living the Small Town Lifestyle with Ian Cope

    Living the Small Town Lifestyle with Ian Cope

    Ever think about moving to a small town? Having your kids play every sport in high school? What if you got paid to go to their games and announce them over the radio? How about you run for city council and help your neighbors improve the community? Ian Cope lives that life. I ask him about it all -- including what makes sports so great for a community, what makes a good sports announcer, and whether running for office in your home town really makes you popular -- or just a target. 

    • 53 min
    Chuck Pfeil on Mindfulness, Middle Management, and Mushrooms

    Chuck Pfeil on Mindfulness, Middle Management, and Mushrooms

    Chuck  Pfeil is a master of knowing what he can change, and what he cannot. You might meet him as a handyman, a mushroom hunter, a fly fisher or an auditor. Chuck does all those things, but he tries to approach all of them as the same version of himself.  It's something he's learned over decades of self-examination, thought and study of New Age texts like Black Elk Speaks, or the works of Deepak Chopra and Caroline Myss. I talk to Chuck about his views on life, how he became interested in spirituality, his views on masculinity, how he navigated a career in public service, and where he's going next.

    • 51 min
    Krista Goldstine-Cole on moving into the (Ivy League) dorms at 47

    Krista Goldstine-Cole on moving into the (Ivy League) dorms at 47

    In that strange time called midlife, Krista Goldstine-Cole was turned down for graduate school by a local university. She decided she should go to Harvard University instead. She not only got in, she moved into the dorms at 47 years old. We talk to her about going back to school, rubbing shoulders with the nation's (and the world's) elite, what she learned, and how to save the kids. Because she's Dr. Goldstine-Cole now.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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The world needs this show

In an increasingly polarized political environment, Wilson’s show bridges the divide and displays the essential humanity of his guests...all with a good dose of positivity and humor.

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