The Truth to Power Show

Vijay R. Nathan hosts The Truth to Power Show which places a weekly guest on the proverbial meditation cushion to engage in a thoughtful conversation at the intersection of the personal and the political. Tune in for talks with: poets and writers, leaders and teachers, allies and practitioners. The greatest risk we take is to tell our personal truth.

Society & Culture
Ep. 122: The Artist's Truth
Visual Artist and Kadampa Buddhist Arantxa X. Rodriguez discusses her art and meditation practice
58 min
Ep. 121: The Truth Power
Poet Starr Davis discusses the power of telling the truth in poetry and beyond
58 min
Ep. 120: The Power Hook
Author and Poet Randall Horton discuss writing, prison, and education
58 min
Ep. 119: Power to the Poets!
Poet MA Dennis discuss the "Many Attitudes of Dennis"
58 min
Ep. 118: Psychoanalyze This!
Author Daniel Jose Gaztambide discuss the field of psychoanalysis
58 min
Ep. 117: A Poet's Home
Poet Meher Manda discusses creative process
58 min
Ep. 116: Small Talk
Poet Devanshi Khetarpal discusses her poetry and process
58 min
Ep. 115: The Legal Mind
Ritu Goswamy discusses self care among lawyers and beyond
59 min
Ep. 114: The Fertile Truth
Filmmaker Mandy Schmieder discusses her film Unnatural and feminism
58 min
Ep. 113: Our Power Song
Singer Samantha Echo discusses performance and the power of song
58 min
Ep. 112: The Truth Mirror
Writer L.S. Quinn discusses her writing and the truths they reflect
59 min
Ep. 111: The Power Teacher
NYC teacher Melissa Goodrum discusses poetry and being a mentor
58 min
Ep. 110: The Concrete Jungle
Matthew Baker discusses NYC and his personal journey
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Ep. 109: Broken Altars
Writer Rae Printy discusses her work "Broken Altars" and the dialogue between self / other
59 min
Ep. 108: Staten Island Mala Episode
In our 108th (mala) episode Musician Grove Rune discusses music, humor, and the Staten Island, NYC Community
59 min
Ep. 107: Poetry Slam it Down!
Poet Thomas Fulcaloro talks about Poetry as a healing art
58 min
Ep. 106: Jazz It Up!
Jazz Improvisational Musician Elinor Speirs talks about the heart of jazz
58 min
Ep. 105: One Monk's Truth For All
Theravada monk Clyde Brannan reveals aspects of the way and how it can help others on their path
59 min
Ep. 104: The Woman on the Moon
Feminist sci fi writer Marleen S. Barr talks about her vision for literature
59 min
EP. 103: Meow Meow Pow Pow
Poet and editor of Meow Meow Pow Pow Lit Jane-Rebecca Cannarealla talks about the writing life
58 min
Ep. 102: Power Tea and Cake with Demons
Author of Tea and Cake with Demons Andreanna Limbach discusses her book and philosophy
58 min
Ep. 100: Valiant Power Scribe
Poet Debra Ayis talks about discovering your power in writing
59 min
Ep. 99: By Virtue of Our Stars
Courtney O’Reilly, astrologer, founder of Vibrant Soul Astrology, author of the book Zodiac Signs: Taurus
59 min
Ep. 101: The Accidental Mystic
Accidental mystic and Energy Physicist Ken Ferlic talks about unleashing your creative spirit
59 min
Ep 98: In the Zen Garden
Zen monk and advisor Koshin Paley Ellison discuss how to deal
58 min
Ep. 97: Lay Your Cards Out
Tarot and spiritual advisor Paola Guerrero discusses the tarot and life's meaning
59 min
EP. 96: Speak Your Power
Musicians from the band Speakease Adrienne Gobert and Daniel Erik discuss music
58 min
Ep. 95: Butterfly Eater
Experimental VHS filmmaker and writer Erica Schreiner discusses her art
58 min
Ep. 94: Cat Pursues Truth
Singer composer Comfort Cat discuss songwriting and her life journey
59 min
Ep. 93: The Power Nucleus
Poet Rosebud Ben Oni discusses her views on the science-poetry nexus
59 min
Ep. 92: Our Discovery Heart
Poet Julia Knobloch discusses her heart discoveries in her poetry and life journey
58 min
Ep. 91: How to Perform Truth
Performance artist Lisa Levy discusses her views on art and life
59 min
Ep. 90: Can't You See?
Writer and editor Nina D Irizarry discusses how her process helps her understand global narratives
59 min
Ep. 89: Wake Up Now
Poet Uche Nduka engages in a rousing discussion unveiling our reality
58 min
Ep. 88: The Poet's Struggle
Poet KC Trommer discusses the poet's struggle
58 min
Ep. 87: Ocean of Power
Meditation teacher and actor Jimena Luna Deschamps reveals powerful truth currents
58 min
Ep. 86: Awake in the World
Poets Tori Ashley Matos and Paolo Javier reveal their views on cultural identity and society
58 min
Ep. 85: The Human Truth
Poet Christine Sloan Stoddard discusses her human truth and poetic process
59 min
Ep. 84: Reality Shows Power
Poet-editor Clairette Durand Gasselin discusses her poetic process and life journey
59 min
Ep. 83: The Truth Investigates
Lawyer and poet Malcolm Change investigates his past and poetic process
59 min
Ep. 82: The Truth Alchemy
Writer Nana Brew Hammond discusses how she transforms her writing into a vehicle for truth telling
58 min
Ep. 81: The Power of Color
Featuring Jyoti Gupta, media literacy educator and creative director of Colo(u)ism Project
58 min
Ep. 79: The Power Strings
From 2Birds Band, Tony Bird and Jason Lee discuss music theory and their creative process
58 min
Ep. 80: The Inward Journey
Singer-Songwriter Anna May discusses her introspective journey in music
59 min
Ep. 78: The Truth Garden
Writer / Editor Linda Kleinbub discusses her life journey and relationship with nature
59 min
Ep. 77: An Inclusive Power
Director Jaye Hunt discusses her play "Perfect for Me" and her advocacy views with host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Jessica Hinds. Music from Comfort Cat.
59 min
Ep. 76: The Truth Smiles
Artist Meagan Meehan discusses her art and process with host Vijay R. Nathan with music from Vitamin C
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Ep. 75: Roadmaps to Power
Poet Tess Congo maps out her journey with poetry with host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Jessica Hinds with music from Coeur de Pirate.
58 min
Ep. 74: The Healing Mind
Buddhist writer Ji Hyang Padma discusses consciousness and healing with host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Jessica Hinds
58 min
Ep. 73: We Are All Made of Stars
Singer-Songwriter Nedelka Sotelo engages in guided self-inquiry and discusses creativity
59 min
EP. 72: The Mobius Power Strip
Poet Bianca Stone discusses her poetry and personal journey
59 min
Ep. 70: The Truth Struggles
Playwright Anthony Piccione reveals his struggles to find his truth in his new play
59 min
Ep. 71: The Poet's Truth
Poet Olena Jennings discusses writing poetry and translation to discover truth
59 min
Ep. 61: The Soft-Attention School
Guest Poet Frank LaRue Owen
58 min
Ep. 69: The Power Story
Filmmaker Phil Giordano explores his filmmaking career and missed steps to rediscover his power
59 min
Ep. 68: Anarchy Poet
Poet Charlie Bondhus discusses anarchy, the high costs of convenience, and opens up alternatives
59 min
Ep 67: The Truth Reflections
Artist Siyan Wong discusses her artistic practice and her personal journey
59 min
Ep. 66: The Leader Serves
Leadership coach Jacques Duvoisin discusses pathways in leadership
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Ep. 65: 90 miles to Power
Writer and artist Enrique Galbis Flores discusses his writing and art
59 min
Ep. 64: Truth in Jest
Clown comedian Joe Galan discusses clowning around to discover the truth
59 min
Ep. 63: The Mountain Disappears
Poet and Yogi Michael O'Connell discusses his journey in poetry and Buddhism
60 min
Ep. 62: The Seal of Truth
Featuring filmmaker Richa Rudola
59 min
Ep. 60: We Deliver Empowerment
Featuring Amelia Thompson of We Deliver Periods
58 min
Ep. 59: Being's Ultimate Nature
Writer Lancelot Schaubert, author and editor, discusses his writing and his views on the ultimate...
59 min
Ep. 58: Our Memories Yoga
Writer Marie Carter discusses her two books "Trapeze Diaries", a memoir, and "Holly's Hurricane",...
59 min
What is Love?: Natural Love
Dr. Julissa Hernandez, author of "The Naturopathic Approach to Fertility" discusses with substitu...
59 min
Ep. 57: Things that Empower
Poet Laura Eve Engel discusses her book "Things that Go" as well as her journey as a poet. We dis...
58 min
Ep. 56: The Invisible Truth
Author Crystal Teresa Wolfe, founder of "Catering for the Homeless", discusses the homelessness e...
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Ep. 55: Answer the Call
Screeenwriting teacher Jacob Krueger tells host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle abou...
59 min
What Is Love?: The Heart Is Home
Lebanese American Pauline Saade talks to substitute host Vijay R. Nathan for Sasha Sugar's show W...
58 min
Ep. 53: The Power Model
Model-Activist Brana Dane talks with host Vijay R. Nathan about her work advocating for models an...
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Ep. 54: The Holey Wholly Holy Truth
Singer Sasha Siem speaks to host Vijay R. Nathan about her journey in music and the discovery of ...
58 min
Ep. 52: The Armchair Philosophers
Host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle discuss pressing philosophical thought experime...
59 min
What Is Love? (feat. Jason Koo) Love Poetica
Poet Jason Koo discusses his book "More than Mere Light" and his creative process writing about r...
58 min
Ep. 51: The Rainbow Revolution
Kacper Jarecki, absurdist filmmaker and author, talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about artificial in...
59 min
Ep. 50: Who's the Woman?
Poet Tiffany Amber Moton discusses with host Vijay R. Nathan her poetry as a pathway for healing ...
59 min
Ep. 49: Bridges to Power
Filmmakers Shannon Shird and Darren Mallet of the film "BodyMore" from the art collective "House ...
59 min
Ep. 48: The Power Mandala
Artist Rochelle Fox talks to host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle about the influenc...
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Ep. 47: This is Always True
Musician Gaurav Venkateswar talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about his unique blend of traditional I...
59 min
Ep. 46: Call and Response (1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY E...
Host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle of Rockaway Writer's Workshop discuss zines, po...
59 min
Ep. 45: Make Stories, Not Deals
Filmmaker Tore Knos (Snakeeater, 2018) converses LIVE with host Vijay R. Nathan about his journey...
59 min
Ep. 44: A Seat For Abundance
Singer Orit Dahari talks to host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle to relate her journ...
59 min
Ep. 43: Poet Bears Witness
Sam Mirror, Win-win Guru, talks LIVE with hosts Vijay R. Nathan and Claire Van Winkle about self ...
58 min
Ep. 42: Moon Radiates Truth
Christine Reilly, poet and fiction writer, speaks LIVE with Host Vijay R. Nathan about her creati...
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Ep. 41: The Roads We Take
Host Vijay R. Nathan and co-host Claire Van Winkle explore the divergent lives of two pediatricia...
59 min
Ep. 40: Human Dreams Being
Joanna C. Valente, poet and author of "Sexting Ghosts" and "Marys of the Sea", talks LIVE with ho...
58 min
Ep. 39: Rock Bottom Truth
Poet Nina Pick shares LIVE with host Vijay R. Nathan her passions for depth psychology and ecolog...
58 min
Ep. 38: Truth Must Dazzle Gradually
Sharon Guskin, international bestselling author of "The Forgetting Time", discusses her research ...
58 min
Ep. 37: An American Duty
Return guest Tejas Desai converses LIVE with host Vijay R. Nathan and guest cohost Claire Van Win...
58 min
Ep. 36: Anarchy Buddha
Musician Tony Georges III reflects on his journey in meditation and music. Host Vijay R. Nathan a...
58 min
Ep. 35: Where the Heart Is
Guest Finn Miller of Finn & His Rustkickers joins Vijay R. Nathan and guest co-host Claire Van Wi...
59 min
Ep. 34: Points to Moon
Zen poet Ando talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about stillness, poetry, and her meditative training....
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Ep. 33: The Film's The Thing!
Filmmakers Neha Gautam and Brandon Herman discuss pivotal films in their life and their vision fo...
59 min
Ep. 32: Into The Infinite
Tahir Hussain Faridi Qawwal of Fanna Fi Allah speaks to host Vijay R. Nathan about the music of t...
59 min
Ep. 31: Every You is Me
Poet Sarah Sala talks to Vijay R. Nathan about the midwest, reflections on gun violence, the pres...
58 min
Ep. 30: Kadampa Buddhist Truth
Two Buddhist meditation teachers within the New Kadampa Tradition discuss the importance of imagi...
59 min
Ep. 29: Project Truth Mayhem
The Mayhem Poets - Scott Raven, Mikumari Caiyhe, and Mason Granger - discuss their process and ho...
58 min
Ep. 28: Between Two Truths
NYC Singer / Songwriter Jessie Kilguss shares her perspectives on her music and lessons from her ...
59 min
Ep. 27: The Healing Poetics
Lyricist and singer, from "Death by Piano", Kalen Lister joins return guests Claire Van Winkle, o...
59 min
Ep. 26: The Power Archetype Key
Artist Seth Friedman talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about how his creative process empowers him to...
59 min