Exploring Minds W/ Michele Carroll



It's no secret that modern day communication could use an overhaul. With social media echo chambers, irrelevant political pundits, and outdated broadcasting models, we're offering an alternative for those yearning for more substance. Exploring Minds is a long form, conversational-style show committed to asking questions about the complex issues that affect our lives today. Our goal is to provide you with in-depth context from economics to technology and culture to politics. Exploring Minds is for the curious among us who take nothing for granted and are willing to explore viewpoints and opinions outside of our comfort zones.


  • Ep 28 | Shadi Hamid - Islamic Exceptionalism

    07/07/2019 Duración: 01h19min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll and Shadi Hamid explore Shadi's deep relationships with and understanding of middle eastern politics, with particular regards to the Muslim Brotherhood, Islam, & The Fall of the Ottoman Caliphate, which led to the current relationship between Islam and democracy. - Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy and the author of "Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World" (St. Martin's Press), which was shortlisted for the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize. He is also co-editor with Will McCants of “Rethinking Political Islam” (Oxford University Press) and co-author of “Militants, Criminals, and Warlords: The Challenge of Local Governance in an Age of Disorder” (Brookings Institution Press). His first book “Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East” (Oxford University Press) was

  • Ep 27 | Scott Barry Kaufman - Rethinking Intelligence

    30/06/2019 Duración: 01h12min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll & Scott Barry Kaufman discuss Scott's journey from being relegated to special education classes in elementary school to receiving his PhD at Carnegie Mellon and how it has informed his mission to redefine intelligence. - Scott Barry Kaufman is a psychologist at Columbia University exploring the depths of human potential (see research). Dr. Kaufman embraces a humanistic, integrative approach to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Scott likes to share his enthusiasm of these topics through his teaching, writing, speaking, and podcast. He writes the weekly column Beautiful Minds for Scientific American and hosts The Psychology Podcast, which has received over 7 million downloads. In Fall 2019, Kaufman will teach the following courses at Columbia: The Science of Living Well and Creativity and the Good Life. Scott received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University, and an M. Phil in experimental psycholo

  • Ep 26 | Desh Amila - The Art of Conversation

    23/06/2019 Duración: 01h26min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll and Desh Amila discuss the current state of conversation globally, given Desh's experience with facilitating and moderating events focused on the art of conversation. - A product of immigration, integration, and innovation, Sri Lankan born, Desh Amila, started from humble beginnings before realizing his dream was in the West, and migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 2000. Desh has since pioneered his career as an entrepreneur, entertainer, and educator on a global scale. ​‍After graduating from Melbourne’s Deakin University with a Bachelor of Arts (Media Arts: Screen Studies and Photography) in 2005, Desh soon realized that this was merely his first step into a world of many successes, many more uncertainties, painful growths and profound realizations. ‍With a desire to inspire, Desh is on a mission to educate, entertain and enhance the lives of those he connects with. At no point has his career been a simple, single entity – it has

  • Ep 25 | David Pakman - Social Democracy

    16/06/2019 Duración: 01h02min

    #socialdemocracy #politics #healthcare In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", David Pakman and Michele Carroll sit down to explore the ideas underpinning socialism and social democracy, as well as the state of healthcare in the United States. - David Pakman is the host of the nationally syndicated progressive talk radio and television program, The David Pakman Show, with 200 radio and TV affiliates and more than 650,000 subscribers on YouTube. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and communication, and an MBA. He is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/exploringmindsshow FOLLOW ALONG FOR UPDATES AND NEW EPISODES:Discord - https://discord.gg/YhaAcN3Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/exploringmindsshowTwitter - https://twitter.com/ExploreMinds_TVInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/exploreminds_tv/Website - exploringminds.show — Exploring Minds with Michele Carroll is the online show committed to exploring the world beyond talking points. Tha

  • Ep 24 | Alex Epstein - The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

    09/06/2019 Duración: 02h04min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll and Alex Epstein explore his reasons behind writing "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels". Alex breaks down the importance of energy, our current options available to use for energy, and how he thinks about climate change. _ Alex Epstein is a philosopher who argues that “human flourishing” should be the guiding principle of industrial and environmental progress. He is the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels (Penguin, 2014), a New York Times bestseller arguing that if we look at the whole picture, human flourishing requires that humanity use more fossil fuels not less. Alex has been featured hundreds of times on TV, radio, and in print, including Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and Fox News. You can sign up for his newsletter at http://alexepsteinlist.com. - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/exploringmindsshow FOLLOW ALONG FOR UPDATES AND NEW EPISODES:Discord - https://discord.gg/YhaAcN3Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/

  • Ep 23 | Ken Coleman - Pursuing Your Dreams

    02/06/2019 Duración: 46min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele invites Ken Coleman onto the show to discuss his new book, The Proximity Principle, in which he explores the key elements of success and failure, that have led him where he is today. - Ken Coleman is a career expert and national radio host of The Ken Coleman Show. Pulling from his own personal struggles, missed opportunities and career successes, Coleman helps people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job a reality. The Ken Coleman Show is a caller-driven career show that helps listeners who are stuck in a job they hate or searching for something more out of their career. Ken’s latest book, The Proximity Principle, released May 2019. www.kencoleman.com Twitter @KenColeman Instagram @KenColemanShowfacebook.com/kenColemanShow. - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/exploringmindsshow FOLLOW ALONG FOR UPDATES AND NEW EPISODES:Discord - https://discord.gg/YhaAcN3Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/e

  • Ep 22 | James Lindsay - Grievance Studies

    26/05/2019 Duración: 01h47min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele invites James Lindsay on to talk about a public scandal that came to be known as "The Grievance Studies Affair" and what their ultimate objective was in challenging modern day academia. - James Lindsay is best known for his work in the academic whistleblowing project known as the Grievance Studies Affair. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming How to Have Impossible Conversations, with his collaborator Peter Boghossian. YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzk08fzh5c_BhjQa1w35wtA Twitterhttp://twitter.com/ConceptualJames Essayhttps://areomagazine.com/2018/12/18/postmodern-religion-and-the-faith-of-social-justice/ Bookhttps://www.amazon.com/How-Have-Impossible-Conversations-Practical/dp/0738285323 Reference Materials:https://areomagazine.com/2018/10/02/academic-grievance-studies-and-the-corruption-of-scholarship/ https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19tBy_fVlYIHTxxjuVMFxh4pqLHM_en18 https://areomagazi

  • Ep 21 | Elliot Harmon - Free Speech & Digital Rights

    19/05/2019 Duración: 01h30min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll & Elliot Harmon discuss free speech & "digital rights" in the information age, covering issues such as SESTA/FOSTA, human trafficking, copyright used to censor free speech, and patent trolling. - Elliot is the activism director at EFF. He advocates for free speech and the right to innovate online, with particular emphases on patents, copyright, open access, and Section 230. Before coming to EFF, Elliot served as director of communications at Creative Commons, an organization that helps creators share their works with the public via open copyright licenses. Before that, he worked as a writer and curator for TechSoup, a technology resource for the nonprofit community. He has degrees from the University of South Dakota and the California College of the Arts. - SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/exploringmindsshow FOLLOW ALONG FOR UPDATES AND NEW EPISODES:Discord - https://discord.gg/YhaAcN3Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/exploring

  • Ep 20 | Soraya Chemaly - Gender, Power, & Expression

    12/05/2019 Duración: 53min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll and Soraya Chemaly explore the main concepts in Soraya's book Rage Becomes Her, including intersectionality, the effects of internalized anger and the gender wage gap. - Soraya Chemaly is an award-winning writer and media critic whose writing appears regularly in national and international media including The Atlantic, The Nation, Verge, Quartz, TIME, Salon, The Guardian and The New Statesman. She speaks frequently on topics related to inclusivity, free speech, sexualized violence, data and technology. She is the director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project an initiative dedicated to expanding women’s civic and political participation. She currently serves on the national boards of the Women's Media Center and Women, Action and the Media, as well as on the advisory councils of the Center for Democracy and Technology, VIDA, and Common Sense Media. As an activist, Ms. Chemaly has spear-headed multiple successful campaigns challenging

  • Ep 19 | Dr. Amesh Adalja - Infectious Diseases

    05/05/2019 Duración: 01h11min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Amesh Adalja provides his professional insight on a range of topics from infectious diseases, pandemics, epidemics, endemics, vaccines, and the threat of bio-terrorism. - Dr. Adalja, a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, was named one of STAT's "13 Clinicians to Follow on Twitter and in 2015 named one of 5 "Pennsylvanians to Watch" by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Dr. Adalja is currently a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s (IDSA) Precision Medicine working group, as well as one of their media spokespersons; he previously served on their public health and diagnostics committees. He is also a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians Pennsylvania Chapter’s EMS & Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Committee as well as the Allegheny County Medical Reserve Corps. He was formerly a member of the National Quality Forum’s Infectious Disease Standing Committee, where he currently is an exper

  • Ep 18 | Lenore Skenazy - Helicopter Culture

    28/04/2019 Duración: 01h14min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Lenore Skenazy dives into "Helicopter Culture" and how modern day parenting is affecting our kids. - A journalist by trade, Lenore spent 14 years at The New York Daily News as a reporter-turned-opinion columnist, and two more at The New York Sun. In 2008, after her column "Why I Let My 9 Year Old Ride the Subway Alone" landed her on every talk show from The Today Show to Dr. Phil, Lenore founded the book and blog “Free-Range Kids.” These launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement and garnered her the nickname, “America’s Worst Mom.” She got a promotion of sorts when Discovery Life tapped her to host the reality TV show, World’s Worst Mom. Lenore has lectured internationally from Microsoft to DreamWorks to the Sydney Opera House, and been profiled everywhere from The New York Times to The New Yorker. (She was even on The Daily Show!) Over the years, she has written for everyone from The Wall Street Journal to Mad Magazine. Yes

  • Ep 17 | Chris Hogan - Building Wealth

    21/04/2019 Duración: 56min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll and Chris Hogan dive into what it takes to become a millionaire. From compound interest, goal setting, discipline, and focus, Chris reveals that the reality is far different from the perception. - Chris Hogan might have been the most unlikely person to wind up working as a financial speaker. Why? Years ago, Chris was an All-American college football player who pushed future NFL players all over the field—far removed from the world of helping others find Financial Peace. For Chris, the path from football to where he is today was a long, but meaningful, journey. While he was a vice president of a well-respected company, helping clients manage all phases of their businesses, he realized how so many families, marriages and children were being affected by money issues. He felt powerless as he sat behind his desk and watched his clients throw away their financial futures. Chris knew things needed to change. That’s when he met Dave Ramsey, and hi

  • Ep 16 | Mahyar Rostami - Lead Yourself

    13/04/2019 Duración: 01h52min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll and military veteran Mahyar Rostami sit down to discuss the concept of "leading ourselves". Throughout the episode Michele and Mahyar touch on various topics such as discipline, focus, procrastination, humility, ego, and patience. - Mahyar Rostami is a US Military veteran and, for the last 11 years, he has trained leaders, government agencies, and teams to develop the character, trust, and vision required to build influence and achieve their organizational goals. Mahyar supports people with their most important relationship first (with themselves) while equipping them with exact strategies to deal with any situation -- from managing conflict and implementing positive change within their organization, to leading with confidence, charisma, and compassion. Mahyar is a certified leader, speaker, and mentor of Vistage Worldwide and the John C. Maxwell Team, and holds numerous credentials in the principles of instruction from the United States Air Force, wh

  • Ep 15 | Cassie Jaye - Gender Politics

    06/04/2019 Duración: 03h18min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll and Cassie Jaye explore Cassie's experience with directing "The Red Pill", as well as her take on the current dynamic of gender politics, as well as her future plans. #cassiejaye #genderequality #exploringminds - Cassie Jaye is a filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Founder of Jaye Bird Productions. She has directed and produced over a dozen films and commercials, but she is probably most known for her documentary 'The Red Pill' and her TEDx talk about making the film. 'The Red Pill' chronicles her journey as a feminist learning about the Men's Rights Movement. The film was released worldwide in March 2017 and has garnered multiple awards including the Women in Film Award at Hollywood DigiFest. Despite much praise and recognition for shedding light on an aspect of Gender Equality rarely discussed, the film was also the target of many petitions, protests, and censorship by theaters who caved to pressure to pull the film from their scre

  • Ep 14 | Yaron Brook - Authoritarianism, Capitalism & Socialism

    01/04/2019 Duración: 01h59min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll asks Yaron Brook to dissect his view of the world in the context of government and economies, covering Venezuela, Identity Politics, Modern Monetary Theory, hyperinflation and much more. #michelecarroll #exploringminds #yaronbrook - Yaron Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute. He wears many hats at the institute and travels extensively as ARI’s spokesman. Brook can be heard weekly on The Yaron Brook Show, which airs live on the BlogTalkRadio podcast. He is also a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. An internationally sought-after speaker and debater, Brook also pens works that make one think. As coauthor, with Don Watkins, of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government, Brook and Watkins argue that the answer to our current economic woes lies not in "trickle-down government" but in Rand's inspiring philosophy of capitalism and self-interest. Last year, Broo

  • Ep 13 | Jacob Moore - Mental Health, Anxiety, & Suicide

    09/01/2019 Duración: 01h56min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll and Jacob Moore of "No Stigmas" discuss life with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Support the show.

  • Ep 12 | Tika Thornton - Surviving Human Trafficking

    09/01/2019 Duración: 01h28min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Tika Thornton, a human trafficking survivor, explains how she found herself in "The Life" and discusses how generational trauma can lead to victims of circumstance.Support the show.

  • Ep 11 | Bradley Campbell - The Rise of Victimhood Culture

    09/01/2019 Duración: 01h55min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Michele Carroll and Bradley Campbell explore the rise of Victimhood Culture, Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars as defined by his book "The Rise of Victimhood Culture".Support the show.

  • Ep 10 | Jonathan Hoenig - Americanism

    09/01/2019 Duración: 01h36min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Jonathan Hoenig and Michele Carroll explore Jonathan's new book "A New Textbook of Americanism" and how it underscores and illustrates Ayn Rand's objectivist philosophies with particular attention to free-market capitalism and the role of government in the United States.Support the show.

  • Ep 9 | Raman Frey - Altruistic Economies

    09/01/2019 Duración: 01h38min

    In this full episode of "Exploring Minds", Raman Frey and Michele Carroll explore the concept of "altruistic economies" and Raman's vision for a world that re-imagines incentive systems using blockchain technology.Support the show.

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