Tidings Podcast

Christina Nichol: Waiting for the Electricity

What a wonderful first novel Christina Nichol has written! Waiting for the Electricity, first published in 2014 by Overlook Press and now available in  paperback, is set in post-Soviet Georgia.  It’s a most unusual story about a strange, fascinating country. If, … View full post

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Tim Johnston: His Own Man–biography of Otto Peltzer

Tim Johnston, co-author of His Own Man: the biography of Otto Peltzer, Champion athlete, Nazi victim and Indian hero.     A remarkable story about a gay Olympic athlete living through Germany‚Äôs Weimar and Third Reich eras. An exceptional man living in extraordinary times. … View full post

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Making sense of a world in crisis: part 1: John Daido Loori and Peter Russell

In this first of a three-part series, two conversations: the first, with John Daido Loori (1931-2009), founder of Zen Mountain Monastery in upstate New York, who analyses our current global crisis from a Zen Buddhist perspective;  the second, with Peter Russell, a writer … View full post

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Natalie Vie: Latina, fencer, activist, yogi, supersonic nava

Natalie Vie is a Latina and a US Team fencer, sculptor, yogi and immigration and civil rights activist.  Within a historical context of segregation and minority consciousness in the Southwest, Natalie builds a vivid picture of what it means to grow … View full post

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Avigail Abarbanel: “Liberate our language!”

Israel-born and -bred psychotherapist and activist, Avigail Abarbanel, brings her psychological expertise to analyze how changing the language we use can fundamentally alter the way we understand human and geopolitical relationships, with particular reference to Israel’s settler-colonialism in Palestine. This conversation is a … View full post

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Being Rastamon artists in Jamaica

These Tidings come to you from Jamaica where I spent time with two artists in their family “yard”or compound in Oracabessa.  You’ll hear Rani Carson talk about her journey from growing up Jewish to becoming a Rasta artist.              Ras Ibrak, … View full post

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