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    The Common Good Podcast
    A Production of Jubilee Economics  

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    Why do we produce TCGP? Because as an economy shaped by corporations and capital has gone global, the common good has more often suffered than benefitted. AND because the OneEarth economy we talk about (we often call it jubilee) is irrevocably committed to the common good.

    Begun in 2010, by Lee Van Ham and Ed Lucas, The Common Good Podcast (TCGP) is now directed by Lee Van Ham with Jerry Iversen as producer and co-host.

    Episodes feature conversations with people who are growing in the consciousness of living a OneEarth economy, meaning that they search for choices they can make daily to best fit their lives into the abundance of our one planet home. Interviewees talk about their workplace, congregation, organization, or personal lives.

    We interview people who we believe are contributing substantively to Earth’s full community of life — people who seek to live with sufficient rather than excessive incomes, who believe in democratic distribution of power, who seek right relationships between all species, and who work for healthy, balanced eco-regions. This OneEarth worldview is, we believe, infused with the sacred as expressed in diverse spiritualities.

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    Saturday
    Apr142018

    Mid-April: Susan Taylor on Wrestling with Systems Where Money Is Boss

    What About Our Money?

    Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast*

    To LISTEN, click the player at the bottom, or visit the Episode Index.  SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    A 3-part series on  Simple Living Works! Podcast and The Common Good Podcast with co-hosts Lee Van Ham and Jerry Iversen.

    ** This is episode 111 for mid-April, 2018, of SLW! We feature part 1 of our conversation with Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors about her book “What About Our Money: A Faith Response” — wrestling with Systems.

    ** In early May, TCGP #95 features Susan part 2 on Matters of the Heart.

    ** In mid-May, SLW!  #112 features Susan part 3 on Giving and Investing.

    Click to read more ...

    Saturday
    Apr142018

    Episode 94: Time for Healthcare for All—the Majority Want It and California's Nearly There

    For techical reasons, this episode has been reposted. Enjoy.

    Listen to this high energy, informative conversation with Julie Trager & Ava Torres-Bueno, two advocates for single payer healthcare. Their backgrounds in healthcare bring deep knowledge to their convictions. They tell how all of us can be served better and cheaper through California’s single payer plans.

    Julie and Ava answer the objections to single payer that we often hear and explain how those objections come from the money-interests (insurance, pharma) who want to keep the status quo … and protect their profits. After this podcast you’ll be smarter about why and how single payer will serve us far better than the costly, confusing system we have now. You’ll know how you can help make it real asap.

    We urge you to visit the website of California Health Care for All http://www.healthcareforall.org for helpful information and how you can help build momentum for this change in your area.

    Also, on a related healthcare issue, Ava has written a well-informed, sensitive book, Peace beyond Abortion. It gets beyond the tragic frameworks used in much of the pro-choice vs pro-life debate which cannot be helpful to thousands of women (and men) caught in the excruciatingly difficult decision regarding a pregnancy. Ava’s book will help.

    Also Mentioned

    OpenSecrets.org

    Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

    To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index. SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    NEWS

    Jubilee Circles, a little book on radicalizing our work for OneEarth living is now available. In a mere 65 pages, it reports on the work of three Jubilee Circles in the U.S. and Mexico and urges you to form such a Circle where you are. It presents 13 themes and over 30 practices to help your Circle get underway. Get your copy by making a donation to The Common Good Podcast (click “donate” button at www.casajubileo.org) or write and ask lee@jubilee-economics.org.

    If you haven’t already subscribed to TCGP, we hope you will now through iTunes or your favorite podcast service.

    ALSO MENTIONED

    Co-host Lee Van Ham’s recent book, “From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable,” is now available online at Powells, Barnes and Nobles, and other stores in addition to Amazon. For a review of the book click REVIEW.

    You can also listen to him talk about the book on an earlier podcast, Episode 77 :: Lee Van Ham: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable

    OF RELATED INTEREST: Co-Host Jerry Iversen’s Simple Living Works! Website & Podcasts

    In 2018 our podcasting brings you two episodes per month. On the first of the month, a new episode on OneEarth living produced by The Common Good Podcast will be posted; then on the 15th, one produced by Simple Living Works! This adds another option for you each month on both websites: Simple Living Works (SimpleLivingWorks.org) and the Jubilee website (casajubileo.org).

    Subscribe to Jerry’s Simpler Living Daily Nudge to get quick reminders of Lee’s blogs, TCGP, SLW! Podcast and other intriguing happenings and events, such as “Non-Conform Freely” Celebrations, ways to honor rites of passage and holidays without consumerism. Send NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com.

    Simple Living Works! Blog and Podcast

    Ep. 94: Calif. Medicare-for-All

    Saturday
    Mar312018

    Episode 94: Time for Healthcare for All—the Majority Want It and California's Nearly There

    Listen to this high energy, informative conversation with Julie Trager & Ava Torres-Bueno, two advocates for single payer healthcare. Their backgrounds in healthcare bring deep knowledge to their convictions. They tell how all of us can be served better and cheaper through California’s single payer plans.

    Julie and Ava answer the objections to single payer that we often hear and explain how those objections come from the money-interests (insurance, pharma) who want to keep the status quo … and protect their profits. After this podcast you’ll be smarter about why and how single payer will serve us far better than the costly, confusing system we have now. You’ll know how you can help make it real asap.

    We urge you to visit the website of California Health Care for All http://www.healthcareforall.org for helpful information and how you can help build momentum for this change in your area.

    Also, on a related healthcare issue, Ava has written a well-informed, sensitive book, Peace beyond Abortion. It gets beyond the tragic frameworks used in much of the pro-choice vs pro-life debate which cannot be helpful to thousands of women (and men) caught in the excruciatingly difficult decision regarding a pregnancy. Ava’s book will help.

    Also Mentioned

    OpenSecrets.org

    Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

    To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index. SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    NEWS

    Jubilee Circles, a little book on radicalizing our work for OneEarth living is now available. In a mere 65 pages, it reports on the work of three Jubilee Circles in the U.S. and Mexico and urges you to form such a Circle where you are. It presents 13 themes and over 30 practices to help your Circle get underway. Get your copy by making a donation to The Common Good Podcast (click “donate” button at www.casajubileo.org) or write and ask lee@jubilee-economics.org.

    If you haven’t already subscribed to TCGP, we hope you will now through iTunes or your favorite podcast service.

    ALSO MENTIONED

    Co-host Lee Van Ham’s recent book, “From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable,” is now available online at Powells, Barnes and Nobles, and other stores in addition to Amazon. For a review of the book click REVIEW.

    You can also listen to him talk about the book on an earlier podcast, Episode 77 :: Lee Van Ham: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable

    OF RELATED INTEREST: Co-Host Jerry Iversen’s Simple Living Works! Website & Podcasts

    In 2018 our podcasting brings you two episodes per month. On the first of the month, a new episode on OneEarth living produced by The Common Good Podcast will be posted; then on the 15th, one produced by Simple Living Works! This adds another option for you each month on both websites: Simple Living Works (SimpleLivingWorks.org) and the Jubilee website (casajubileo.org).

    Subscribe to Jerry’s Simpler Living Daily Nudge to get quick reminders of Lee’s blogs, TCGP, SLW! Podcast and other intriguing happenings and events, such as “Non-Conform Freely” Celebrations, ways to honor rites of passage and holidays without consumerism. Send NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com.

    Simple Living Works! Blog and Podcast

    Ep. 94: Calif. Medicare-for-All

    Wednesday
    Mar142018

    Mid-March Bonus: Author/Educator Mark A. Burch on How Simpler Living Can Change Campuses, Curriculum, and Social Policies

    Is simpler living just about personal choices? “No,” says Mark A. Burch,  a Canadian author, speaker and transformational educator. He has published seven books about voluntary simplicity and sustainable livelihood, including The Hidden Door: Mindful Sufficiency as an Alternative to ExtinctionStepping Lightly: Simplicity for People and the Planet and The Simplicity Exercises: A Sourcebook for Simplicity Educators. His short fiction garnered first prize in the Lady Eaton Short Story competition and Stepping Lightly was nominated for the Nautilus Award in non-fiction. Euterra Rising is his debut novel.

    He has practiced simple living since the 1960s, and since 1995, has offered presentations, workshops and courses on voluntary simplicity. He brought simpler living into the structures, practices, and curriculum of a university while he was Director of the Campus Sustainability Office for The University of Winnipeg. He is also the former Co-Director of the Simplicity Practice and Resource Centre, and former Instructional Fellow with the Canadian School of Peacebuilding in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been a frequent featured guest on Canadian Broadcast Corporation radio and TV. He has shown how simpler living is not only an important personal choice, but that it can have larger impacts for transformation when it helps shape collective structures, economic systems, and social policies.
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    In 2012, he wrote eight papers for the Simplicity Institute in Australia. He also wrote the handy “Simplicity Study Circles: A Step-by-Step Guide.” Most recently he has moved to futuristic fiction with “Euterra Rising: the Last Eutopia.”

    Visit MarkABurch.ca for his blog Dispatches From Euterra

    Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

    To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index. SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    NEWS

    Jubilee Circles, a little book on radicalizing our work for OneEarth living is now available. In a mere 65 pages, it reports on the work of 3 Jubilee Circles in the U.S. and Mexico and urges you to form such a Circle where you are. It presents 13 themes and over 30 practices to help your Circle get underway. Get your copy by making a donation to The Common Good Podcast (click “donate” button at www.casajubileo.org) or write and ask lee@jubilee-economics.org.

    If you haven’t already subscribed to TCGP, we hope you will now through iTunes or your favorite podcast service.

    ALSO MENTIONED

    Co-host Lee Van Ham’s new book, From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, is now available online at Powells, Barnes and Nobles, and other stores in addition to Amazon. For a review of the book click REVIEW. You can also listen to him talk about the book on an earlier podcast, Episode 77 :: Lee Van Ham: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable

    OF RELATED INTEREST: Co-Host Jerry Iversen’s Simple Living Works! Website & Podcasts

    In 2018 our podcasting brings you two episodes per month. On the first of the month, a new episode on OneEarth living produced by The Common Good Podcast will be posted; on the 15th of the month one produced by Simple Living Works! This adds another option for you each month on both websites: Simple Living Works (SimpleLivingWorks.org) and the Jubilee website (casajubileo.org).

    Subscribe to Jerry’s Simpler Living Daily Nudge to get quick reminders of Lee’s blogs, TCGP, SLW! Podcast and other intriguing happenings and events, such as “Non-Conform Freely” Celebrations, ways to honor rites of passage and holidays without consumerism. Send NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com.

    Simple Living Works! Blog and Podcast

    Mid-March Bonus: Author/Educator Mark A. Burch

    Monday
    Feb262018

    Episode 93 : Don Hall on Transitioning Our Communities into Earth-size and Livable for All Life

    We know many changes MUST be made to keep Earth livable. At the same time, so many changes (some in the wrong direction) are underway that we tire and need to practice resilience every week. It is in that context that we welcome Don Hall and the Transitions Movement to The Common Good Podcast.

    Don Hall has had the good fortune to participate in the Transition Movement in a variety of capacities over the past decade. Initially serving for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, he went on to found and direct Transition Sarasota from 2010 to 2016. During that time, Don delivered more than 60 Transition Talks, screened over 40 Films for a Future, hosted dozens of “reskilling” workshops, led an effort that harvested nearly 250,000 pounds of organic produce for those in need, organized six annual community-wide Eat Local Week celebrations, and compiled an Eat Local Guide with detailed listings for more than 250 related businesses and organizations. A certified Transition Trainer and experienced facilitator, Don was named Co-Director of Transition US in 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and currently lives in Sarasota, Florida.

    TransitionUS.org connects you quickly with stories of transition going on around the country. Key words that pop up include: Transitions, Local Communities, Increase Resilience, Inner Transitions.

    The Transitions approach states simply that three dynamics underway require urgent action: Peak Oil, Climate Change and the Economic Crisis.

    • It is better to plan and be prepared, than be taken by surprise
    • Industrial society has lost the resilience to be able to cope with shocks to its systems
    • We have to act together and we have to act now
    • Using our creativity and cooperation to unleash the collective genius within our local communities will lead to a more abundant, connected and healthier future for all.

    Listeners may well want to be part of a Transitions Group. Jubilee Circles also function like transitions groups (see below)!

    Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature educator and author Mark Burch, and Susan Taylor of Just Financial Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

    To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index. SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    NEWS

    Jubilee Circles, a little book on radicalizing our work for OneEarth living is now available. In a mere 65 pages, it reports on the work of 3 Jubilee Circles in the U.S. and Mexico and urges you to form such a Circle where you are. It presents 13 themes and over 30 practices to help your Circle get underway. Get your copy by making a donation to The Common Good Podcast (click “donate” button at www.casajubileo.org) or write and ask lee@jubilee-economics.org.

    If you haven’t already subscribed to TCGP, we hope you will now through iTunes or your favorite podcast service.

    ALSO MENTIONED

    Co-host Lee Van Ham’s new book, From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, is now available online at Powells, Barnes and Nobles, and other stores in addition to Amazon. For a review of the book click REVIEW. You can also listen to him talk about the book on an earlier podcast, Episode 77 :: Lee Van Ham: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable

    OF RELATED INTEREST: Co-Host Jerry Iversen’s Simple Living Works! Website & Podcasts

    In 2018 our podcasting brings you two episodes per month. On the first of the month, a new episode on OneEarth living produced by The Common Good Podcast will be posted; on the 15th of the month one produced by Simple Living Works! This adds another option for you each month on both websites: Simple Living Works (SimpleLivingWorks.org) and the Jubilee website (casajubileo.org).

    Subscribe to Jerry’s Simpler Living Daily Nudge to get quick reminders of Lee’s blogs, TCGP, SLW! Podcast and other intriguing happenings and events, such as “Non-Conform Freely” Celebrations, ways to honor rites of passage and holidays without consumerism. Send NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com.

    Simple Living Works! Blog and Podcast

    Episode 93 :: Don Hall of TransitionUS

    Wednesday
    Feb142018

    Mid-Feb. Bonus :: Richard Heinberg on Choosing to Get Off Fossil Energy—Our Best Local Choices

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    Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast*

    Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute. "PostCarbon.org // OurRenewableFuture.org // RichardHeinberg.com (Muse Letter)

    PostCarbon.org/our-people/Richard-Heinberg

    Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis:

    Most recently, Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, co-authored with David Fridley (2016), and the well-known, The End of Growth: Adapting the Our New Economic Reality (2011)

    He is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, which is leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world. He is regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. He has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as NatureReutersWall Street JournalThe American ProspectPublic Policy ResearchQuarterly ReviewYes!, and The Sun; and on web sites such as Resilience.org, TheOilDrum.com, Alternet.org, ProjectCensored.com, and Counterpunch.com.

    Richard has delivered hundreds of lectures on energy and climate issues to audiences in 14 countries, addressing policy makers at many levels, from local City Councils to members of the European Parliament. He has been quoted and interviewed countless times for print, television and radio.

    Richard has appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour. He is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education, and in 2012 was appointed to His Majesty the King of Bhutan’s International Expert Working Group for the New Development Paradigm initiative.

    Richard’s animations Don’t Worry, Drive On; Who Killed Economic Growth? and 300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds (winner of a YouTubes’s/DoGooder Video of the Year Award) have been viewed by nearly two million people. >Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature educator and author Mark Burch; Don Hall of Transitions USA; and Susan Taylor of Just Financial Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”

    To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom, or visit the Episode Index. SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    NEWS

    A little book on radicalizing our work for OneEarth living is now available. It’s title is Jubilee Circles. In a mere 65 pages, it reports on the work of 3 Jubilee Circles in the U.S. and Mexico and urges you to form such a Circle where you are. It presents 13 themes and over 30 practices to help your Circle get underway. Get your copy by making a donation to The Common Good Podcast (click “donate” button at www.casajubileo.org) or write and ask lee@jubilee-economics.org.

    If you haven’t already subscribed to TCGP, we hope you will now through iTunes or your favorite podcast service.

    ALSO MENTIONED

    Co-host Lee Van Ham’s new book, From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, is now available online at Powells, Barnes and Nobles, and other stores in addition to Amazon. For a review of the book click REVIEW. You can also listen to him talk about the book on an earlier podcast, Episode 77 :: Lee Van Ham: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable

    OF RELATED INTEREST: Co-Host Jerry Iversen’s Simple Living Works! Website & Podcasts

    Here’s something new for 2018 in our podcasting. On the first of the month, you’ll be able to hear a new episode on OneEarth living produced by The Common Good Podcast. On the 15th of the month a new episode on OneEarth living produced by Simple Living Works will be posted for your listening. This adds another option for you each month on both websites: Simple Living Works (SimpleLivingWorks.org) and the Jubilee website (casajubileo.org).

    Scheduled for mid-February is Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute. Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature educator and author Mark Burch; Don Hall of Transitions USA; and Susan Taylor of Just Financial Advisors on her new book “What ABout Our Money.”

    Subscribe to Jerry’s Simpler Living Daily Nudge to get quick reminders of Lee’s blogs, TCGP, SLW! Podcast and other intriguing happenings and events, such as “Non-Conform Freely” Celebrations, ways to honor rites of passage and holidays without consumerism. Send NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com.

    Simple Living Works! Blog and Podcast

    Mid-Feb. Bonus: Richard Heinberg of Post-Carbon Institute

    Wednesday
    Jan312018

    Episode 92 :: Richard Lawrence: The Power of White in a Multi-Colored Humanity

    The person we interview in this episode has written a powerful book that we hope you’ll consider your assigned reading for February, Black History Month. After you listen to Richard Lawrence, you’ll want to read his story in the newly released, “Light, Bright, Damn Near White.”

    The power of white affects so many actions and policies. With racist meanness in the news frequently, Richard Lawrence really helps us think about how we have been favored or oppressed by whiteness.

    As a campus minister when Selma rocketed into national news, Richard traveled there with students. Later he served a congregation on Chicago’s southside from which he worked with Operation P.U.S.H (Jesse Jackson) and headed a project that attracted Martin Luther King, Jr., to join in a strategic demonstration. More recently, Richard has worked tirelessly on affordable housing. His entire life has been dedicated to the work of social justice. Having recently become part of the San Diego Jubilee Circle, he works for ecological and economic justice that aims for nothing less than living within the limits of our one planet.

    NEWS

    A little book on radicalizing our work for OneEarth living is now available. It’s title is Jubilee Circles. In a mere 65 pages, it reports on the work of 3 Jubilee Circles in the U.S. and Mexico and urges you to form such a Circle where you are. It presents 13 themes and over 30 practices to help your Circle get underway. Get your copy by making a donation to The Common Good Podcast (click “donate” button at www.casajubileo.org) or write and ask lee@jubilee-economics.org.

    If you haven’t already subscribed to TCGP, we hope you will now through iTunes or your favorite podcast service.

    ALSO MENTIONED

    Co-host Lee Van Ham’s new book, From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, is now available online at Powells, Barnes and Nobles, and other stores in addition to Amazon. For a review of the book click REVIEW. You can also listen to him talk about the book on an earlier podcast, Episode 77 :: Lee Van Ham: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable

    OF RELATED INTEREST: Co-Host Jerry Iversen’s Simple Living Works! Website & Podcasts

    Here’s something new for 2018 in our podcasting. On the first of the month, you’ll be able to hear a new episode on OneEarth living produced by The Common Good Podcast. On the 15th of the month a new episode on OneEarth living produced by Simple Living Works will be posted for your listening. This adds another option for you each month on both websites: Simple Living Works (SimpleLivingWorks.org) and the Jubilee website (casajubileo.org).

    Scheduled for mid-February is Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute. Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature educator and author Mark Burch; Don Hall of Transitions USA; and Susan Taylor of Just Financial Advisors on her new book “What ABout Our Money.”

    Subscribe to Jerry’s Simpler Living Daily Nudge to get quick reminders of Lee’s blogs, TCGP, SLW! Podcast and other intriguing happenings and events, such as “Non-Conform Freely” Celebrations, ways to honor rites of passage and holidays without consumerism. Send NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com.

    Simple Living Works! Blog and Podcast

    Episode 92: Richard Lawrence

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