101 episodes

Welcome to The Wonder Dome. On this podcast, I explore the question “what is your fiercest hope for humanity?” through conversations with an incredible array of practitioners from across disciplines, including coaches, artists, entrepreneurs, healers, scientists, philosophers, psychologists, and organizational leaders. All of these people are working at the edge of what’s possible for humanity, striving to help us all become more resilient, adaptive, creative, and compassionate.

The Wonder Dome Andy Cahill

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to The Wonder Dome. On this podcast, I explore the question “what is your fiercest hope for humanity?” through conversations with an incredible array of practitioners from across disciplines, including coaches, artists, entrepreneurs, healers, scientists, philosophers, psychologists, and organizational leaders. All of these people are working at the edge of what’s possible for humanity, striving to help us all become more resilient, adaptive, creative, and compassionate.

    #100 One Hundred Ways to Imagine (with Todd Marston)

    #100 One Hundred Ways to Imagine (with Todd Marston)

    Welcome to the 100th episode of The Wonder Dome! I've spent the past two years showing up as fully as I can for each one of these conversations. In the process, I've been repeatedly humbled and inspired by the amazing humans I've had the privilege to meet here in The Dome.

    Thank you for being here with me. In a sense, every person who listens to these recordings is in the room with me and my guests. Getting in touch with your presence as we talk deepens the quality and the energy of the conversations in amazing ways.

    To celebrate this milestone, I’m hosting a series of ten conversations with past guests. In today’s episode, I’m joined once again by the amazing Todd Marston. He was my very first guest in The Wonder Dome (and the composer of our theme song!). He was the person I went to and said, “I’m going to do this thing. I'm a little scared. It could be weird. It could be a hot mess. But if it's terrible, then at least we get to hang out for an hour.” And here we are 100 episodes later, and more than 10,000 people have tuned in.

    In a really lovely and generous gesture, Todd reached out to me and said he’d like to interview me for my 100th episode. Todd turns the tables on me to help me unpack what I've learned through the journey of having 100 conversations in The Dome. He's such a talented and beautiful artist who brings his full self to the power of art to enliven us and make new worlds possible. He brings that playfulness and artistic spirit to his interview with me today. It was a delightful way to kick off the next 100 conversations in The Wonder Dome.

    Finally, as a way of saying thanks to everyone who’s supported this journey, I’m gifting my listeners with all sorts of cool artifacts that represent the best of the show: Books, music, art, coaching sessions, guided meditations, developmental practices, and even the chance to join me for a special live Wonder Dome gathering where we can meet in real-time and have a shared experience in The Dome. 

    Learn more here, and enter for a chance to win one of these meaningful gifts.

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    Connect with Todd
    instagram.com/integermusic
    youtube.com/user/ToddMarston
    Listen to Todd’s music toddmarston.bandcamp.com
    Support him on Patreon patreon.com/toddmarston
    Tig Brich’s Pub westkerrybrewery.ie

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #99 Mindful Diversity (with Angella Okawa)

    #99 Mindful Diversity (with Angella Okawa)

    Angella Okawa is a certified Integral coach and a licensed marriage and family therapist and the founder of Mindful Diversity. She brings together a wide range of modalities to help people navigate questions of identity, belonging, community, diversity, and equity. These questions permeate our social fabric, pushing us to explore who we are and who we might become.

    This is a deeply experiential episode. We begin by exploring work that I did with Angella in a private coaching session, where she took me through a process to connect to my own inner imagination to navigate a question of my future and purpose. From there, our conversation delves into group, social, and organizational contexts where there's conflict or disagreement about what's right or true. At the end of the conversation, Angella leads a guided visualization to weave together the elements we explored.

    Throughout it all, she models what becomes possible if we’re willing to listen deeply to each other in those moments where we feel most afraid, angry, upset, or defensive. You will leave this conversation with a deeper sense of how to navigate spaces that are riven by conflict and uncertainty, and how to emerge from those conflicts with more possibility, creativity, and true human connection

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    Connect with Angella:
    linkedin.com/in/angella
    twitter.com/angella
    mindfuldiversity.com
    Focusing Therapy - focusingtherapy.org
    Hakomi Therapy -hakomiinstitute.com
    Carl Jung - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung
    Active Imagination (Carl Jung) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_imagination
    Dr. Thomas Singer - linkedin.com/in/thomas-singer-a687518b
    Maria Lugones - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Lugones
    Diane Musho Hamilton - dianemushohamilton.com
    Arny Mindell - aamindell.net

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #98 Camping in the Heartlands (with Cat Tweedie)

    #98 Camping in the Heartlands (with Cat Tweedie)

    Cat Tweedie is the CEO and co-founder of Sleepawake Camp, a four-week residential intensive for 18 to 24-year-olds to explore how to live life with authenticity and awareness.

    Up through graduating high school, the average young person has spent 18,000 hours studying science, math, language, arts, and social studies. But there's a really good chance that those same students have spent zero hours studying how to negotiate conflict, focus their attention, work skillfully with their emotions, or even how to allow themselves to have emotions and express them fully and wholeheartedly.

    Sleepawake Camp is about giving space for young people to step into the parts of life that are essential to our humanity but are absent from much of the social, organizational, and educational contexts that those of us who are privileged to have access to education to still don't get exposure to.

    What I loved most about this conversation with Cat was her clear and potent invitation to all of us, regardless of how old we are, to step more fully into the emotional realities of life. This conversation explores how we might be able to find pathways back to our authentic, wholehearted selves.
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    Connect with Cat:
    Visit sleepawake.camp
    Learn more about Cat's artwork here cattweedieball.com
    linkedin.com/in/catherine-tweedie-a877945

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #97 What the Heart Hears (with Rev. Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain)

    #97 What the Heart Hears (with Rev. Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain)

    Rev. Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain is a theologian, philosopher, and teacher of music and music history. She is a Reverend minister, a master of ritual, and uses sound to help people mark the most important milestones in their lives: birth, marriage, death, and many others along the way.

    She also originated the concept of Theosony which is the sound of God or the sound of the Divine, a way of engaging with reality through listening that can bring us in touch with the mystery and the wonder of existence and of the universe.

    Nóirín has collaborated with hundreds of other singers and artists, perhaps most relevant to this audience, her sons Owen and Mícheál. In 2004, she collaborated with Sinead O'Connor who described Nóirín as her biggest influence and heroine in music.

    Nóirín has helped thousands of people through her music and gentle encouragement, as you’ll hear in our conversation today - which traverses Irish poetry, prayer, and sacred song; a distillation of the incredibly rich and full life that Nóirín has lived and an embodiment of her calling to share her gifts with the world.

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    Connect with Nóirín:
    https://noirin.love
    turasdanam.com
    facebook.com/RevNoirin
    instagram.com/noirininterfaith
    Listen to my conversation with Nóirín’s son, Owen - mindfulcreative.coach/the-wonder-dome/2022/3/1/86-owen-osuilleabhain
    Voice at the Edge Documentary - hilaryfennell.com/portfolio/noirin-ni-riain-voice-at-the-edge
    bookshop.org/books/listen-with-the-ear-of-the-heart-an-autobiography/9781847301727
    Sean-nós singing - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean-n%C3%B3s_singing
    Theosony: the Sound of God from BBC - bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/music/theosony.shtml

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #96 For All Beings (with Monique Schubert)

    #96 For All Beings (with Monique Schubert)

    Monique Schubert is a dear friend who I've had the privilege of studying with, learning from, and teaching alongside. She is a beautiful soul who sees life as an extended project to make the world more beautiful, more kind, and more inclusive. She uses the tools of art, yoga, and music to educate, inspire, and connect.

    Monique is also a Kripalu certified teacher and helps design their teacher trainings and facilitates transformational experiences, including their 200-hour meditation teacher certification, which she is co-teaching alongside another dear friend, colleague, and past Wonder Dome guest, Sam Chase.

    For over 20 years she’s been teaching yoga and mindfulness in the New York City area, and she brings together a wonderful background in visual arts that weaves into her mindfulness teaching and practices. She's also a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, a powerhouse group of 60+ women and femmes who unite to sing songs from various protest traditions, such as the civil rights movement, the labor movement, and the women's movement.

    Infusing all of Monique’s work as a teacher, an educator, an artist, a musician, and an activist, is her deep commitment to collective joy and thriving.
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    Connect with Monique:
    omsociety.yoga
    linkedin.com/in/monique-schubert-mfa-4a57ba45
    resistancerevivalchorus.com
    'For All Beings' by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel - zenju.org/for-all-beings-2/
    Valerie June 'Astral Plane' - youtube.com/watch?v=rN35g4eLQgg
    Ronald McNair - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_McNair
    Resistance Revival Chorus 'Reason I Sing' featuring Valerie June - resistancerevivalchorus.bandcamp.com/track/reason-i-sing
    Ani DiFranco 'Joyful Girl' feat the Resistance Revival Chorus - youtube.com/watch?v=qS_b_ExBfWI
    Ubuntu Philosophy - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_philosophy

    • 59 min
    #95 Everything Is Humming (with Sessei Meg Levie)

    #95 Everything Is Humming (with Sessei Meg Levie)

    My conversation with Sessei Meg Levie works with the possibility that sitting in stillness, attending to what is without judging yourself or the world, and simply noticing, can open whole new doorways of possibility in your life and the lives of those around you. Sessei Meg Levie is the head priest of the Stone Creek Zen Center in Sonoma County, CA, and she has been practicing Soto Zen for 30+ years. Over the past decade, she has pioneered the development of awareness practices in organizations around the world.

    As a senior teacher for Search Inside Yourself, the mindfulness-based emotional intelligence and leadership program created at Google, she has trained hundreds of other meditation and mindfulness teachers and impacted thousands more participants. She's also a professional coach who works with executives to bring meditation and mindfulness to their leadership.

    I invite you to start with the advice Meg offers at the end: simply pay attention. If you are feeling that sense of exhaustion, fatigue, or overwhelm, or even a hint that things could be different, then start by paying attention. Who knows what doorways might open?

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    Connect with Meg:
    meglevie.com
    linkedin.com/in/meglevie
    stonecreekzencenter.org
    sfzc.org
    siyli.org
    Sunryu Suzuki Roshi
    wordsfortheyear.com/2015/09/04/the-breeze-at-dawn-by-rumi
    ynharari.com/book/sapiens-2
    Find Meg's essay 'Home-leaving and Home-making' here: wisdomexperience.org/product/buddhas-apprentices

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Mbk747 ,

Thoughtful, engaging and compassionate

Listen to the Wonder Dome to encounter a collection of remarkable souls striving to live deeply through this chaotic moment in time. He is a master at holding space for honest conversation, and at drawing out the passion, wisdom and vulnerability from his guests. If you like On Being, you’re going to love this podcast. Highly recommend!

brothman commeth ,

Thank you Andy for your humanity

Andy is opening us up to the possibilities of the infinite. Identifying obstacles and big challenges, naming them, giving us words and empowering listeners to see and hear more - and do more.

Methodic and kind he is optimistic while seeing darkness and struggle for what they are. Figments of the imagination that serves as our reality. He’s a pioneer and fearless advocate for the ordinary you’s and me’s of the world.

Just listen. Really listen to these guests and walk a mile in their shoes - as they walk a mile in the shoes of still others.

Maybe this show is a design for connecting humanity?

MrEddieTurnerJr ,

Great Podcast with a Great Host

Andy Cahill is a fantastic leader. His leadership style shows through in his wonderful podcast. He interviews great guest and provides tremendous insight to his audience. Tune in. Listen and learn!

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