14 episodes

Zocalo: a public square or plaza.
Tocayo: namesake; a person or thing that has the same name as another.
Zocayo: a meeting space for discussion, in which we all share the same name: human.

Everyone has a story — what are you doing with yours? Join Grauben Lara as he explores the world through the unique missions of diverse activists, speakers, and artists. Their stories have shaped their views, can understanding them help shape ours?

Zocayo: Breaking Barriers through Thought Grauben Lara

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Zocalo: a public square or plaza.
Tocayo: namesake; a person or thing that has the same name as another.
Zocayo: a meeting space for discussion, in which we all share the same name: human.

Everyone has a story — what are you doing with yours? Join Grauben Lara as he explores the world through the unique missions of diverse activists, speakers, and artists. Their stories have shaped their views, can understanding them help shape ours?

    Opportunity and Innovation in the Prison System with Jason Jones

    Opportunity and Innovation in the Prison System with Jason Jones

    Misunderstood and overlooked are the lives of those incarcerated. Jason Jones talks to me about the difficulties of living inside a prison and the resources we need to properly rehabilitate and make an impact on communities and individuals affected by prisons. If the current solutions aren’t really working, is it time to disrupt to innovate?
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    Email: wearezocayo@gmail.com

    • 41 min
    The Meaning of Life and Adventure with Maria Alvarez

    The Meaning of Life and Adventure with Maria Alvarez

    Fulfillment in life, as in any adventure, is all about taking the first step. I talk to Maria Alvarez about how adventure can look different for anybody, and how it’s our own personal adventures that make for a life worth living.
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    Email: wearezocayo@gmail.com

    • 40 min
    Substance Abuse and the Path to Recovery with Vince Huseman

    Substance Abuse and the Path to Recovery with Vince Huseman

    What are the dominoes that lead to a lifestyle of abuse? Vince Huseman shares his story with me of how his love for music drew him into a dependence on drugs and alcohol, but also how he is now using that same love to help others recover from lives similar to the one he once lived. How important is community and our own willpower in attempting to lead a sober life?
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    Email: wearezocayo@gmail.com
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    Contact Vince: vhuseman@thephoenix.org

    • 45 min
    Gender Identity and Drag with Hayden Clay

    Gender Identity and Drag with Hayden Clay

    As society changes, so do its views on gender and sexuality. I talk to Hayden Clay about their experience in drag performance and what we can learn about our own identity through that. What does it mean to come out? How does understanding and accepting ourselves change how we view those around us?
     
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    Hayden is Obsessed

    • 40 min
    Life as a First-Generation Immigrant with Tahra Jirari

    Life as a First-Generation Immigrant with Tahra Jirari

    Immigration in the US remains a controversial topic, but the children of those immigrants have to deal with the repercussions of both their parents’ actions and of the policies the government enforces. I talk to Tahra Jirari about her family’s journey from Morocco to the United States and how being a child of immigrants turned her into a translator, teacher, and lawyer for her parents early on.
     
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    Email: wearezocayo@gmail.com

    • 36 min
    Changing the Narrative through Storytelling and Empathy with Kelsey Roberts

    Changing the Narrative through Storytelling and Empathy with Kelsey Roberts

    How is it possible to create friends out of the people we see as against our own personal beliefs? I talk to Kelsey Roberts about how experience is at the root of our beliefs, and how sharing those stories can help create a deeper understanding of the people around us, turning foe into friend. While our ideas of how to make the world better may not always align, each of our individual stories is a piece in solving the puzzle of the issues around us.
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    Email: wearezocayo@gmail.com
    Participate in a free story exchange through Narrative 4
    Ted Talk: The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Dan Pallotta

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Wow!

What a thought provoking, well-executed, and insightful podcast! It’s quickly become my favorite! MUST LISTEN

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Thought Provoking

Great listen, the way Grauben asks questions inspires the guest to explain things in a very detailed manner.

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