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
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Ep. 162: Colt Mallison Speaks
Writer Colt Mallison speaks on mental wellness, creativity and 2020
56 min
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Ep. 161: Systems At Play
Scholar and creative practitioner Elae Moss discusses various sociological systems at play in today's world
58 min
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Ep. 160: Free Your Mind
Artist and mental health worker Noah Phillips discusses 2020 and mental health
59 min
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Ep. 159: The Power Land
Writer Melissa Hunter Gurney discusses black land ownership, creative process, and community empowerment
58 min
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Ep. 158: Be Water, My Friend
Artist Simone Johnson discusses her water art and philosophy
55 min
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Ep. 157: Checkmate!
CEO of Premiere Chess Evan Rabin talks about his passion for the game
58 min
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Ep. 156: Go Liberate Yourself
1st generation American writer, actor, director, and Hebrew priestess-in-training Simha Toledano
58 min
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Ep. 155: Now Is The Thyme
Fellow RFB Host of City Thyme Maddy Enlow talks about mental wellness and gardens
58 min
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Ep. 154: Positively Positive
Spoken word artist and community advocate Positively Positive discusses their truth
58 min
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Ep. 153: A Parent's Truth
Poet Pichchenda Bao discusses her poetry, her past, and becoming a mother
58 min
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Ep. 152: The Orange Power
Mr. Orange Live discusses poetry and discovering his power
59 min
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Ep. 151: Our Truth Companions
Author of "Companions in the Darkness" Diana Gruver discusses depression and faith
58 min
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Ep. 150: The Gratitude Abundance
Professor Francisco Delgado discusses indigenous literature, Thanksgiving, and the word's power
58 min
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Ep. 149: Philosophize This!
Philosophy teacher Michael Matejka discusses "Philosophy For Living"
58 min
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Ep. 148: Wings of Power
Consumer advocate and writer William J. McGee discusses his work "Half the Child"
58 min
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Ep. 147: The Truth Arrow
Poet Sumita Chakraborty discusses her new work Arrow
58 min
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Ep. 146: Empower Your Mind
Poet Richard Jeffrey Newman discusses his views on the path
58 min
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Ep 144: Nourish Our Truth
Susanna McDonald discusses spiritual paths and yoga
58 min
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Ep. 143: Empower Us Now!
Micah Hales discusses her middle school reader Howl
58 min
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Ep. 142: The Truth Poetics
Poet Zach Linge talks about poetry with Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Bruce Whitacre
58 min
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Ep. 141: Our Power Lineage
Performer DS Will discusses his connections to power within the body and his past
58 min
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Ep. 140: The Wild Truth
Poet Audrey Dimola discusses mental wellness and ecotherapy
58 min
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Ep. 139: Liberating Poetry
Author of Liberating the Astronauts Christina M. Rau discusses her poetic inspirations
58 min
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Ep. 138: Ignite Our Creativity
Dr. Nahid Mokhtari discusses how to ignite our creativity through compassion
58 min
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Ep. 137: The Power Seance
Poet Jacob Moses discusses his book Seance and living in his truth
58 min
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Ep. 136: The Artist's Way
Artist and art curator David Chatowsky discusses his path
58 min
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Ep. 135: Ways to Power
Poet John W Leys discusses how he discovered his poetic voice
58 min
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Ep. 134: The Truth Reflections
Performer Michelle Levy tells about her journeys in performance art
58 min
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Ep. 133: Ways of Seeing
Visual artist and poet Rachel Eliza Griffins discusses her craft as a way of seeing
58 min
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Ep. 132: Truth Be Told
Dr. Christine Gardiner discusses her work in poetry and education
58 min
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Ep. 131: Cinnamon Power
Holly Cinnamon discusses creative process and meditative arts
58 min
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Ep. 130: Shiva Self Inquiry
Jill Forger discusses the Shiva self inquiry process and her journey in meditation
58 min
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Ep. 129: Hypnosis Healing
Shauna Cummins discusses hypnosis as a form of healing
58 min
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Ep. 128: Medicine Spirit Dancer
April Eve talks about the Stolen Sisters and Brothers Awareness project
58 min
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Ep. 127: Jazz Illustrated
Dave Chisholm is a jazz musician and comic book creator
58 min
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Ep. 126: World Unity Week
World Unity Week special episode with Ben Bowler
58 min
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Ep. 125: The Power Theater
Poet, Tibetan Buddhist practitioner and activist Bruce E. Whitacre is featured
58 min
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Ep. 124: Step Into Your Power
Health and Wellness Advocate Julia Asenso discusses her life journey
58 min
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Ep. 123: Love's Executive Order
Poet Matthew Lippman discuss his projects, teaching, and life under COVID
58 min
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Ep. 122: The Artist's Truth
Visual Artist and Kadampa Buddhist Arantxa X. Rodriguez discusses her art and meditation practice
58 min
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Ep. 121: The Truth Power
Poet Starr Davis discusses the power of telling the truth in poetry and beyond
58 min
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Ep. 120: The Power Hook
Author and Poet Randall Horton discuss writing, prison, and education
58 min
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Ep. 119: Power to the Poets!
Poet MA Dennis discuss the "Many Attitudes of Dennis"
58 min
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Ep. 118: Psychoanalyze This!
Author Daniel Jose Gaztambide discuss the field of psychoanalysis
58 min
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Ep. 117: A Poet's Home
Poet Meher Manda discusses creative process
58 min
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Ep. 116: Small Talk
Poet Devanshi Khetarpal discusses her poetry and process
58 min
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Ep. 115: The Legal Mind
Ritu Goswamy discusses self care among lawyers and beyond
59 min
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Ep. 114: The Fertile Truth
Filmmaker Mandy Schmieder discusses her film Unnatural and feminism
58 min
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Ep. 113: Our Power Song
Singer Samantha Echo discusses performance and the power of song
58 min
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Ep. 112: The Truth Mirror
Writer L.S. Quinn discusses her writing and the truths they reflect
59 min
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Ep. 111: The Power Teacher
NYC teacher Melissa Goodrum discusses poetry and being a mentor
58 min
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Ep. 110: The Concrete Jungle
Matthew Baker discusses NYC and his personal journey
58 min
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Ep. 109: Broken Altars
Writer Rae Printy discusses her work "Broken Altars" and the dialogue between self / other
59 min
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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
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Ep. 107: Poetry Slam it Down!
Poet Thomas Fulcaloro talks about Poetry as a healing art
58 min
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Ep. 106: Jazz It Up!
Jazz Improvisational Musician Elinor Speirs talks about the heart of jazz
58 min
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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
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Ep. 104: The Woman on the Moon
Feminist sci fi writer Marleen S. Barr talks about her vision for literature
59 min
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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
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Ep. 102: Power Tea and Cake with Demons
Author of Tea and Cake with Demons Andreanna Limbach discusses her book and philosophy
58 min
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Ep. 100: Valiant Power Scribe
Poet Debra Ayis talks about discovering your power in writing
59 min
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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
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Ep. 101: The Accidental Mystic
Accident mystic and Energy Physicist Ken Ferlic talks about unleashing your creative spirit
59 min
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Ep 98: In the Zen Garden
Zen monk and advisor Koshin Paley Ellison discuss how to deal
58 min
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Ep. 97: Lay Your Cards Out
Tarot and spiritual advisor Paola Guerrero discusses the tarot and life's meaning
59 min
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EP. 96: Speak Your Power
Musicians from the band Speakease Adrienne Gobert and Daniel Erik discuss music
58 min
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Ep. 95: Butterfly Eater
Experimental VHS filmmaker and writer Erica Schreiner discusses her art
58 min
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Ep. 94: Cat Pursues Truth
Singer composer Comfort Cat discuss songwriting and her life journey
59 min
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Ep. 93: The Power Nucleus
Poet Rosebud Ben Oni discusses her views on the science-poetry nexus
59 min
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Ep. 92: Our Discovery Heart
Poet Julia Knobloch discusses her heart discoveries in her poetry and life journey
58 min
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Ep. 91: How to Perform Truth
Performance artist Lisa Levy discusses her views on art and life
59 min
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Ep. 90: Can't You See?
Writer and editor Nina D Irizarry discusses how her process helps her understand global narratives
59 min
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Ep. 89: Wake Up Now
Poet Uche Nduka engages in a rousing discussion unveiling our reality
58 min
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Ep. 88: The Poet's Struggle
Poet KC Trommer discusses the poet's struggle
58 min
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Ep. 87: Ocean of Power
Meditation teacher and actor Jimena Luna Deschamps reveals powerful truth currents
58 min
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Ep. 86: Awake in the World
Poets Tori Ashley Matos and Paolo Javier reveal their views on cultural identity and society
58 min
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Ep. 85: The Human Truth
Poet Christine Sloan Stoddard discusses her human truth and poetic process
59 min
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Ep. 84: Reality Shows Power
Poet-editor Clairette Durand Gasselin discusses her poetic process and life journey
59 min
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Ep. 83: The Truth Investigates
Lawyer and poet Malcolm Change investigates his past and poetic process
59 min
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Ep. 82: The Truth Alchemy
Writer Nana Brew Hammond discusses how she transforms her writing into a vehicle for truth telling
58 min
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Ep. 81: The Power of Color
Featuring Jyoti Gupta, media literacy educator and creative director of Colo(u)ism Project
58 min
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Ep. 79: The Power Strings
From 2Birds Band, Tony Bird and Jason Lee discuss music theory and their creative process
58 min
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Ep. 80: The Inward Journey
Singer-Songwriter Anna May discusses her introspective journey in music
59 min
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Ep. 78: The Truth Garden
Writer / Editor Linda Kleinbub discusses her life journey and relationship with nature
59 min
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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
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Ep. 76: The Truth Smiles
Artist Meagan Meehan discusses her art and process with host Vijay R. Nathan with music from Vitamin C
59 min
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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
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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
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Ep. 73: We Are All Made of Stars
Singer-Songwriter Nedelka Sotelo engages in guided self-inquiry and discusses creativity
59 min
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EP. 72: The Mobius Power Strip
Poet Bianca Stone discusses her poetry and personal journey
59 min
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Ep. 70: The Truth Struggles
Playwright Anthony Piccione reveals his struggles to find his truth in his new play
59 min
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Ep. 71: The Poet's Truth
Poet Olena Jennings discusses writing poetry and translation to discover truth
59 min
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Ep. 61: The Soft-Attention School
Guest Poet Frank LaRue Owen
58 min
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Ep. 69: The Power Story
Filmmaker Phil Giordano explores his filmmaking career and missed steps to rediscover his power
59 min
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Ep. 68: Anarchy Poet
Poet Charlie Bondhus discusses anarchy, the high costs of convenience, and opens up alternatives
59 min
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Ep 67: The Truth Reflections
Artist Siyan Wong discusses her artistic practice and her personal journey
59 min
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Ep. 66: The Leader Serves
Leadership coach Jacques Duvoisin discusses pathways in leadership
58 min
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Ep. 65: 90 miles to Power
Writer and artist Enrique Galbis Flores discusses his writing and art
59 min
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Ep. 64: Truth in Jest
Clown comedian Joe Galan discusses clowning around to discover the truth
59 min
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Ep. 63: The Mountain Disappears
Poet and Yogi Michael O'Connell discusses his journey in poetry and Buddhism
60 min