120 episodes

Tired of the same old left /right arguments? Want to throw your shoe at the shouting heads on cable news? Then join Jeff for a look at current events and culture from an integral perspective. Each week he explores emerging trends in politics, economics, science and spirituality, all with an eye toward spotting the evolution and up-flow of human consciousness and culture.

The Daily Evolver Jeff Salzman

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 112 Ratings

Tired of the same old left /right arguments? Want to throw your shoe at the shouting heads on cable news? Then join Jeff for a look at current events and culture from an integral perspective. Each week he explores emerging trends in politics, economics, science and spirituality, all with an eye toward spotting the evolution and up-flow of human consciousness and culture.

    The Global Minimum Tax + Social Media on the block (18 minutes)

    The Global Minimum Tax + Social Media on the block (18 minutes)

    A surprising step forward in defacto world governance, and keen eyes on the ongoing complexity of social media platforms.

    • 18 min
    John McWhorter Celebrates New Gender Pronouns (15 minutes)

    John McWhorter Celebrates New Gender Pronouns (15 minutes)

    Surprising support for woke politics from one of today’s leading anti-woke thinkers.

    • 32 min
    On David Brooks’ “When Dictators Find God” (16 minutes)

    On David Brooks’ “When Dictators Find God” (16 minutes)

    The New York Times columnist considers every motivation except authentic religious experience.

    • 15 min
    Take the Familiar and Make it Better (9 minutes)

    Take the Familiar and Make it Better (9 minutes)

    Reviewing media writer Peter Baker’s critique of Chloe Zhao’s integrally-flavored, retro-future commercial.

    • 9 min
    Terry Patten, An Integral Life - Diane Musho Hamilton and I remember our beloved brother, and 20 years of Integral history

    Terry Patten, An Integral Life - Diane Musho Hamilton and I remember our beloved brother, and 20 years of Integral history

    Today I am joined by my dear friend and colleague, Diane Musho Hamilton, to honor our brother-in-arms, Terry Patten, who recently passed away at the age of 70. Terry was beloved by many in the Integral community, and Diane and I had the privilege to teach and work with him for nearly 20 years.

    As Diane recounts, Terry was “the consummate integralist”, awake to his own mind, body and spirit, and dedicated to the wellbeing of all: family, friends and the world at large. I think of him as Integral’s “Zorba the Greek”, whose warmth, laugh and sheer ecstatic transmission could turn any gathering into a celebration. Above all Terry was an activist, championing what he called the “revolution of the heart”, an integration of:



    * The “inner work” of self-awareness and personal transformation

    * The “interpersonal work” of authentic, compassionate relating

    * The “outer work” of practical, beneficial action in the world



    In our conversation, Diane and I reflect not just on our extraordinary friend, but also on the history of the Integral movement, the evolution of its ideas and practices, and the countless people who have been uplifted by the evolutionary vision. For anyone watching this episode, there is a photo show at the end. I hope you enjoy! – Jeff Salzman

    Terry Patten’s life’s work is articulated in his final book “The New Republic of the Heart, An Ethos for Revolutionaries”. You can find out more about Diane Musho Hamilton, and contact her about her offerings, here.

    The cover version of the song Spirit in the Sky is credited to Black Feathers.

    • 43 min
    2022: New Culture Arising - Infinite dots and ways to connect them

    2022: New Culture Arising - Infinite dots and ways to connect them

    Here are some end-of-year-musings about our current moment in the evolution of consciousness. I bring an integral lens to look at cultural polarization, effective governance, Covid, progress, our biggest dangers, and the challenge of the millions of stories people tell about all of it. Enjoy and here’s to a bright 2021! – Jeff Salzman

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Sean Arnold ,

Down to Earth Integral Wisdom

In this podcast, Jeff examines current events through the lense of integral theory, relying most heavily on developmental stages (often using the language of Spiral Dynamics) and the four quadrants. I read many of Ken Wilber's books before I began listening to The Daily Evolver, and while they were illuminating in many ways, they didn't do a great job of helping me understand how the concpets of integral theory actually apply to on-the-ground, real life events, which is where The Daily Evolver excels. It has personally helped me to get a better felt-sense of the various developmenal stages as they manifest through political figures, public discourse/debate, social movements, etc. The podcast has also given me a more hopeful sense of the "beautiful but not pretty" arc of history, which Jeff frames as moving, overall, towards greater complexity, truth, goodness, and beauty, and does so in a convincing way. The Shrink and the Pundit series with Dr. Keith Witt is also superb, and has helped me to get a much better sense of how integral theory can be effectively applied to psychology, relationships, and therapy. Some of the episodes, such as the one on regulating anxiety, have been very helpful to me personally. And they're just so fun to listen to! A frend of mine said they are like the Click and Clack of psychology.

Dzzyduz ,

Perspective on world events

Jeff is great at using world events to help apply and understand integral theory. The clarity I have gained his greatly reduced my anxiety about what is happening in the world. It is also help to guide my interactions with those I may not agree with.

mountainlvr1 ,

Very well done!

A hidden gem. Please keep em coming, Jeff! Recommending to friends.

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