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The Climate Pod is a wide-ranging conversation with leading experts on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis. Hear from guests like Bill Nye, Dr. Robert Bullard, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Ted Danson, Dr. Michael Mann, Rainn Wilson, Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Dr. Mark Hyman, Felix Salmon, Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, Scott Kelly, Tom Steyer, and many more. Hosted by brothers Ty and Brock Benefiel.
 
Author, and singer-songwriter Danny Rongo aka 'That Oneness Guy' addresses many aspects of the Spiritual concept known as Oneness. His unique message combining his original musical compositions along with the Spiritual insight he has gained in over 40 years, makes this the perfect podcast for anyone who senses humanity's urgent need for Oneness.
 
Managing a small team or business comes with a unique set of challenges. With limited resources and man power - it's easy for things to often times feel chaotic and out of your control. How can you as a leader accomplish your goals while keeping your team engaged, effective, and accountable? This podcast will give you practical strategies that you can implement now to lead your team or business to reach it's fullest potential.
 
If you've ever wanted to know the habits and attitudes that drive successful people, then this podcast is for you. Each week we invite accomplished people onto the podcast to share how they achieved excellence in what they do. Hosted by serial entrepreneur Danny Villarreal.
 
We all have setbacks, struggles, and tough moments. Paralympian Lacey Henderson talks to influencers, entrepreneurs, athletes, activists, creatives, and more to conversate about powering through life’s challenges and finding humor throughout it all. This show is for the losers, the ones who made it through the awkward years and came out stronger for it on the other side. Because at the end of the day, at one point or another, we’ve all been Picked Last in Gym Class. Host: Lacey Henderson Exe ...
 
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Why bother with dating if marriage isn’t your end goal? Well, there are a lot of reasons… Marriage is great, but it isn’t the final prize. There are plenty of great relationships outside of marriage, and plenty of terrible relationships within marriage. So what’s the point? You just have to decide for yourself. Be up-front and honest with your inte…
 
Washington Governor Jay Inslee made a big splash on the national stage centering his 2020 Democratic Presidential campaign on the climate crisis. Now, after his home state of Washington and much of the Pacific Northwest was devastated by a heatwave that was the deadliest weather-related disaster that area has ever experienced, he is continuing his …
 
We’ve all heard it before: “You’ve changed.” Uh… yeah, Brenda, of-fucking-course we have. Why haven’t you?! In all seriousness, change is inevitable and the person you are will vary drastically over the different seasons of your life. We all find ourselves starting over and reinventing ourselves from time to time. And that’s okay! Its a GOOD thing.…
 
David Wallace-Wells is no stranger to contemplating the most disruptive and devastating outcomes of the climate crisis. His pivotal 2019 book, The Uninhabitable Earth, and 2017 article of the same name detailed some of the worst disasters that awaited humanity if action on climate was further delayed. Still, in 2021, even he's surprised by what he'…
 
Life has changed a lot for us since the birth of The Best Life Podcast. Let’s be honest, just a few years ago we were all-aboard the Hot Mess Express. Things might be different now—and in some cases, a lot better—but the principles of the Best Life remain the same. It’s all about freedom, perspective, and choice, even in your darkest days. The hist…
 
This is Part 2 of our two-part series covering the 1970s oil crises in America. You can listen to Part 1 with Jay Hakes here. Professor Meg Jacobs joins the show to discuss her fantastic book Panic At The Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s. We discuss the rise of young Conservatives in the 70s and how t…
 
If you’ve been following along here in Season #4 you know that I’m highlighting a very specific theme. I’ve been reaching out to fellow humanitarians, authors, and artists, who, in their own unique way are advocating in the name of ‘giving back’. These individuals are taking measures to help society, to help me, to help you, to help our world in ge…
 
2021 is the year we both turn 40, and frankly? We’re pissed. Okay, okay we’re just joking (but also kind of not). The past 10 years have really felt like 100, and we have the physical and emotional scars to prove it. Through it all, we learned a lot, and we’ve become better people, friends, and entrepreneurs. Tune in to today’s episode to find out …
 
This is Part 1 of our two-part series covering the 1970s oil crises in America. The conversations in this series help us understand how the oil crises in the 1970s reshaped American politics and our ability to combat the climate crisis for the next 50 years. Jay Hakes joins the show to discuss his book Energy Crises: Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Hard C…
 
Divorce is lonely, complicated, and messy. It’s hard-as-fuck to go through, and support is needed, even in the most amicable of endings. If you have a friend or a loved one going through a divorce, you may be at a loss for what to do or say—and we get it. There is no guide on getting through it. Today we’re discussing what others did that helped us…
 
Farting killed our marriages. Well, not really… but sort of. Going to the bathroom is human. Farting, burping, and other bodily noises are human—but that doesn’t make them sexy. When you spend a lot of time with a significant other, you want to feel comfortable—maybe to you that means letting burps fly, or peeing with the door open. But maybe those…
 
This episode kicks off The Climate Pod's "Road To COP26", our months-long series of conversations with world leaders about the importance of the United Nations' COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, and what must be accomplished in order to successfully combat the climate crisis happening around the globe. The United Kingdom's Shadow Secretary of State for J…
 
With a bipartisan agreement reportedly in place on a smaller Senate infrastructure package, President Biden has signaled he will not sign the bill without additional legislation to address climate change. Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) joins to talk about why the clean electricity standard is essential to good climate policy and action on the crisis, how i…
 
If you’ve been following along here in Season #4 you know that I’m on a specific trend. I’m reaching out to fellow humanitarians, and authors, who, in their own unique way are advocating for the service of ‘giving -back’. These individuals are taking measures to help society, to help me, to help you, to help our world in general, and to add awarene…
 
Malcolm Turnbull, the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, joins the show this week to discuss the growing threat of misinformation to liberal democracy, the role Rupert Murdoch and News Corp are playing to exacerbate the problem, the obstacles to international cooperation on reducing emissions, the responsibility and needed role of the United States …
 
Dallas Goldtooth and Jane Kleeb have been fighting pipelines for years. Like so many others, opposing the Keystone XL pipeline has been a remarkable experience in their political and personal lives and part of an ongoing fight to bring about greater racial, economic, and environmental justice. As news last week confirmed TC Energy was finished with…
 
This week, Tim Jackson joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Post Growth: Life after Capitalism. He discusses how we reshape our economy to be in better balance with our natural world, prioritize our well-being, and truly value the aspects of our society that create real prosperity - and how we got so far off-track. Tim Jackson is the Director…
 
Two great guests discuss a few of the most important aspects of the climate crisis conversation. First, Alex Steffen, author, speaker, and futurist, talks about his new newsletter, podcast, and book project called The Snap Forward. He discusses what he's most passionate about exploring in his writing after 30 years of covering the space, how we sho…
 
Last week, we saw massive news break for some of the world's biggest fossil fuel companies. ExxonMobil was one of the companies that received backlash for climate inaction and our guest this week, Dr. Naomi Oreskes, has been following the company for a long time. Her recent paper with Dr. Geoffrey Supran, “Rhetoric and frame analysis of ExxonMobil’…
 
We’re LIVE… Well, sort of. A few weeks ago, we hosted a live Q&A session in the Best Life Podcast Facebook group (side note: if you’re not in the group already, what are you even doing?!) where we answered some of your questions in real time. Tune in to this episode to hear us talk about self-care, aging parents, entrepreneurship, and turning aroun…
 
Recently, NOAA released their new U.S. Climate Normals map, which is updated every ten years. It's yet another reminder that we are living in an increasingly warm world. So how will we adapt? Three expert guests join us for a roundtable discussion on how we deal with the health, economic, justice, and climate repercussions of a hotter country and p…
 
Have you ever hated your best friend’s boyfriend? Or maybe your sibling married a total pain in the ass? Whatever the situation looks like for you, we’re sure there’s been a time where someone you love has a less-than-stellar significant other. So, what do you do? You can say something, or you can just hide your feelings… but you better be prepared…
 
How do we prevent future pandemics? As COVID-19 has continued to rage across the globe, Dr. Peter J. Hotez has been working tirelessly to answer that question - in addition to leading efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and explain crucial details about the current pandemic to the public. In his new book, Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Dip…
 
Whenever you put yourself online, you open yourself up to criticism, and we’re no exception to the rule. The Best Life Podcast got a not-quite-positive, but not-quite-negative review recently, and it got us thinking… and even though our feelings may have been hurt a little, we needed it. A bad review isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it just …
 
Have you ever travelled alone? It may seem daunting, but the times we have spent exploring the world on our own have been some of our favorite moments in life. Nothing gives toy perspective quite like experiencing how the other half lives. With restrictions everywhere lifting, now may be your chance to experience a brand new city, country, or cultu…
 
This week, Tony Hiss joins the show to talk about his new book, Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth. Tony talks about the history of conservation biology and highlights several people who have led conservation efforts in North America over the last 100 years. Tony Hiss is the author of 15 books, including the award-winni…
 
This week, Cass Sunstein joins the show to discuss his new book, Averting Catastrophe: Decision Theory for COVID-19, Climate Change, and Potential Disasters of All Kinds. His book lays out how policymakers can make decisions that avoid our natural biases and result in better outcomes, especially in the face of catastrophic outcomes like those posed…
 
OK, so by now I’ll assume that you know that I’ve released my latest Oneness guide, ‘The WAYZ of Oneness’ Helping to Navigate Life in a Kindle version that’s being offered on Amazon. As I’m still sifting through a few specific offers from traditional publishers, I realized that the information that this book contains needs to be made public. So, I …
 
This week, Parker Molloy, editor at large at Media Matters For America, joins the show to discuss how recent lies about Biden's climate plans became widespread on right-wing media outlets. We discuss the bogus origins of Biden's #Burgergate, how it took hold on Fox News, and why some mainstream media outlets accepted the false premise in their cove…
 
If you’ve been following along here in Season #4 you know that I’m on a specific trend. I’m reaching out to fellow humanitarians, who are advocating in the service of ‘giving back’ in their own unique way. These individuals are taking measures to help society, help me, help you, help our world in general, and add awareness to the constant rise in O…
 
This week, Kate Aronoff, staff writer at The New Republic and author of the new book, Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet- And How We Fight Back, joins the show to discuss neoliberalism’s influence over bad climate policy and how America can combat the climate crisis best by building a more democratic society that benefits the lives of ever…
 
How long does it take to heal? Well… we don’t know. What we do know is that there’s no simple answer. Healing takes time, but not only that: it takes action. Danny-J and Jill are no strangers to broken hearts or broken bodies. Over the years, we’ve had to learn as we go about the best ways to heal, and in this episode we discuss the actions that ha…
 
What do you think of when you think of family? Is it a husband and wife with 2.5 kids? Maybe it’s you, and a dog, and a few dozen house plants. Lately we’ve been reading John and Julie Gottman’s “Eight Dates” with our partners and some really important, nuanced conversations have come out of it. Family doesn’t have to look the same for everyone. Ev…
 
This week, Rep. Earl Blumenauer joins the show to discuss his new legislation to reinstate superfund taxes and make polluters pay for toxic cleanup. He discusses why eliminating tax breaks are essential to the cleanup of toxic and hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. Then, Dr. Robbie Shilliam discusses his new book Decolonizing Polit…
 
'That Oneness Guy' continues his Season 4 trend of featuring highly motivated individuals whose main objective is to give back to society and serve humanity. In this episode, the spotlight is on a personal friend, Lauren Laurino. Here are some bullet points from her extensive resume. Laurén Laurino is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and award…
 
WTF is Clubhouse? Over the last few months, Clubhouse has been everywhere. From Elon Musk to Paris Hilton, everyone seems to be hopping in on the hype, but what the hell is it even for? Luckily for us, Danny was an early adopter and has been figuring out how to navigate for the rest of us. If you find yourself feeling some Clubhouse FOMO and want t…
 
This week, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) talks to us about dark money in politics, the biggest obstacles to passing big, bipartisan climate laws, and what he hopes President Joe Biden can accomplish during this term. Then, Maurice Mitchell, National Director of the Working Families Party, joins the show to talk about centering racial and economic …
 
As women, we often feel a lot of judgement around our bodies, and it doesn’t help when strangers and loved ones make comments. We’re too fat, too skinny, too muscular, too weak, haven’t lost the baby weight fast enough, eat too much or too little… the list goes on. The feeling that we need to justify the way we look or defend our bodies is bullshit…
 
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