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Sounds About Right: Audiobooks to Help Us Understand the World

The nonfiction bookclub that’s all about learning new things and challenging our perspectives. In each episode I meet with an author and discuss their book with them. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

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#68: Sentience: The Invention of Consciousness with Nicholas Humphrey
Nicolas Humphrey has been  studying the evolution of intelligence and consciousness for over 50 years. He has been a Lecturer in Psychology at Oxford, Assistant Director of the Subdepartment of Animal Behaviour at Cambridge, Senior Research Fellow in Parapsychology at Cambridge, Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research, New York, and School Professor at the London School of Economics.I had the pleasure of discussing with him his book titled: Sentience: The Invention of Consciousness.Some of the topics we discussed in this episode includes:What sparked Nick's interest in exploring the evolutionary history of consciousness ?What has Nick seen thats changed his perspective from his research in animal science and behaviour?Phenomenal ConsciousnessDo animals have Phenomenal Consciousness?What is the criteria for a machine to possess Phenomenal Consciousness and does the rise of Artificial Intelligence, make this a possibility ?What are the most pressing areas of research for consciousness in the future?The Book and Audiobook: Sentience: The Invention of Consciousness is out now.You can also find out more about Nick on his website https://www.humphrey.org.ukAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
25:05 10/9/23
#67: The Black Lit Fic ( Literary Fiction) Extravaganza with @jpreads6
I had a fascinating  conversation with John-Paul (@jpreads6. His TikTok account is one of the most prominent in an engaging  and community focused niche, black literary fiction. The books mentioned in the episodes are:Honey and Spice, by Bolu BabalolaThe Sex Lives of African Women by Nana Darkoa SekyiamahOpen Water by Caleb Azumah NelsonSmall World by Caleb Azumah NelsonIn Every Mirror She's Black by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmEverything is Not Enough by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmLight Seekers by Femi KayodeThe Perfect Find by Tia WilliamsPercy Jackson by Rick RiordanBlessings by Chukwuebuka IbehSome of our topics discussed were:What inspired John-Paul on showcasing authors from black authors and how he chooses the books to reviewHow are social media platforms changing the ways books are discussed and discovered How does John-Paul feel about the responsibility and influence that comes with his reviewsBooks that had a profound impact on his perspective and emotionsHow do the books on the black experience contribute towards a better understanding of diverse narratives? Are there any trends he has noticed in the portrayal of black characters in the stories he's read?John-Pauls recommendation of an authors that deserves more recognition TV adaptations of booksUpcoming books that he's excited about
22:28 9/11/23
#66: Talking Heads: The New Science of How Conversation Shapes Our Worlds with Shane O'Mara
Shane O'Mara is a Professor of Experimental Brain Research in Trinity College Dublin, and am a Principal Investigator in, and currently the Director of, the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and a member of the academic staff of the School of Psychology.I had the please of discussing with him, his latest book titled: Talking Heads: The New Science of How Conversation Shapes Our WorldsSome of the topics discussed includes:How our memories influence our conversations and the importance of group conversationsWhat happens when our mind wonders?The role of conversations in shaping societiesThe potential for conversation to build a better future and how it can contribute to positive social and societal change.The Book and Audiobook: Talking Heads: The New Science of How Conversation Shapes Our Worlds is out now.You can also find out more about Shane via his instagram https://www.instagram.com/shanewriteror his substack https://brainpizza.substack.com/
27:56 9/4/23
#65: For The Book Enthusiasts: In Conversation with @NotThatCosta
I had a lovely conversation with Costa (@NotThatCosta) about all things books. His TikTok account is one of my favourite to follow to hear some fascinating book reviews and recommendations.  Fair to say that after this episode, my 'to be read list' has grown much larger! The books mentioned in this episode includes:1984, by George OrwellWhy Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?  by Beverley TatumNatives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by AkalaUnorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman  Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgotby Mikki Kendall Black Boy by Richard Wright On Connection by Kae Tempest  Don't Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing by John Boughton The Extreme Centre by Tariq Ali Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner  black girl, no magic: essays and reflections on living whilst black by Kimberly McIntosh Some of our topics discussed were:How did he get into reading books and if there was any book that ignited  his interest?Deciding on the next book to read.Preferring to read books that are under 400 pagesHow has some of the books he's read, contributed to a broader understanding of cultural and social issues?Has been a book thats challenged his preconceived notions or reconsider a particular topicThe topic of 'Self Help Books'Is there a book he finds himself referencing or mentioning to others to others?A book he would recommend for anyone who wants to get into reading?
24:38 8/29/23
#64: Free Your Mind: The New World of Manipulation and How to Resist It with Patrick Fagan
Patrick Fagan is a Sunday Times bestselling author, and public speaker, and consults for brands and political campaigns around the world.I had the please of discussing with him, his latest book which he co-authored with journalist Laura Dodsworth titled: Free Your Mind: The New World of Manipulation and How to Resist It.Some of the topics discussed includes:How he came up with the idea of putting the book togetherWhy when it comes to freeing our mind, must we compare ourselves to soldiers on a battlefield How effective have governmental nudge units been?How being smart, or having a high level of intellect, doesn't immune  you from being brainwashed or manipulated.Do social media platforms keep us from being politically informed? and why must we practice social media distancingThe importance of readingHow changing our own information space, means we change our environment Did Patrick's life change after writing the book?The Book and Audiobook: Free Your Mind: The New World of Manipulation and How to Resist It is out now.You can also find out more about Pat via his twitter @PFagan87or his website https://www.patrickfagan.co.uk/  
26:18 8/21/23
#63: What Is a Doctor?: A GP's Prescription for the Future with Dr Phil Whitaker
Dr Phil Whitaker  has lived in a variety of locations around the UK including Nottingham, where he studied in medicine, and Oxford, where he undertook postgraduate training in general practice.I had the please of discussing with him, his latest book titled: What Is a Doctor?: A GP's Prescription for the Future. Using stories and case studies from across his thirty-year career as a GP,  Dr Phil Whitaker offers insight into the medical movements, political interference and societal changes that have transformed the role of doctor over the past three decades.Some of the topics discussed includes:How 'Evidence Based Medicine' has been hijacked by 'Evidence Dictated Medicine'What has changed the two way relationship between a doctor and a patient?Is it still an attractive job to be GP?How reliable are algorithmic softwares such as'GP at Hand' and is it helping or hurting the role of being a GP?Phil's thoughts on patient centred consulting in the form of: Ideas Concerns & Expectations (ICE)What concepts that should be introduced to undergraduate medicine education, and is Phil optimistic for the future?The Book and Audiobook: What Is a Doctor?: A GP's Prescription for the Future is out now.You can also find out more about Phil via his twitter @pwhitakerwriteror his website https://philwhitaker.co.uk
29:04 8/14/23
#62: Arguing for a Better World: How to Talk About the Issues That Divide Us with Arianne Shahvisi
Arianne Shahvisi is a Kurdish-British writer and academic philosopher. Raised in Lancashire and Essex, she studied astrophysics and philosophy at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and now teaches applied philosophy at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, where her research focusses on gender, race, migration, and health. She writes regularly for the London Review of Books, and her essays have also appeared in the Guardian, Prospect, the Independent, and the Economist.I had the pleasure of speaking with Arianne about her book titled, Arguing for a Better World: How to talk about the issues that divide us.Some of the topics discussed includes:How Arianne picked the topics discussed in the book, and the importance of 'showing her working' How the tools of philosophy are useful in uncovering the topics discussed in the book.How 'freedom of speech' often clashes with other rights we think are important to ourselves. How saying 'not all men are trash' trivialises and derails the conversation What is meant by ‘wokeness’ and ‘political correctness’?How credibility deficits arises from stereotypesDid any of Arianne's opinions change whilst writing the book or did the process reinforce her prior held beliefs? The Book and Audiobook: Arguing for a Better World: How to talk about the issues that divide us is out now.You can also find out more about Arianne via her twitter @ArianneShahvisi
37:11 8/7/23
#61: Internet Empire: The Hidden Digital War with Sean F. Ennis
Professor Sean F. Ennis is an economist, author and expert. He focuses on company behavior, competition and regulation.  He has developed economic market analysis for governments, academia and the private sector. After receiving a BA Hons from King’s College, Cambridge and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, he spent more than two decades working on economic and regulatory topics at the OECD, the European Commission and the US Department of Justice. He is now a Professor at the University of East Anglia in England. He has advised and given seminars in more than 25 countries.Sean has written technical articles published in academic journals, reports released by government institutions, and, most recently, the book Internet Empire: The Hidden Digital War, a lively examination of how the internet expansion of US companies has achieved consequences like those of traditional war.I had the pleasure of discussing this book with Sean and some of the topics we discussed in this episode includes:How does the internet allow the objectives of war to be achieved ?Why we should think about 'Empire building' as an economic activity What is the irony in the United States victory in the internet war for control of economic activity?Why has Europe lagged behind in comparison to the United States?How companies such as Google has used acquisitions and mergers to maintain its dominance and minimalise competitionThe possible government and individual responsesThe Book and Audiobook: Internet Empire: The Hidden Digital War is out now.You can also find out more about Sean on his website https://www.seanennis.comAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
25:47 7/31/23
#60: Country Capitalism: How Corporations from the American South Remade Our Economy and the Planet with Bart Elmore
Bart Elmore is an award-winning professor and writer who investigates the impact of big business on our environment.I had the pleasure of speaking with Bart about his latest book titled: Country Capitalism: How Corporations from the American South Remade Our Economy and the Planet. Where in the book, he uses the histories of five southern firms―Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Walmart, FedEx, and Bank of America―to investigate the environmental impact of our have-it-now, fly-by-night, buy-on-credit economy.Some of the topics we discussed in this episode includes:How did Bart choose the five companies the  in the book and what were the things about the companies he wanted to examine?We discuss the term 'commercial ecology'How did government spending have so much of an impact on how these companies managed to grow so big?Delta Airlines and what were the ecological issues as a result of its growthWhen did Banks start to become the target of environmental activism?How is The Bank of America accredited as a sustainability leader but also dubbed 'The Bank of Coal?'Will there be further urbanisation of the Southern landscape or has this time passed?The Book and Audiobook: Country Capitalism: How Corporations from the American South Remade Our Economy and the Planet is out now.You can also find out more about Bart on his website https://www.bartelmore.com/As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
28:57 7/17/23
#59: For the Culture: The Power Behind the World's Most Successful Brands, from Apple to Beyoncé with Marcus Collins
Dr. Marcus Collins is an award-winning marketer and cultural translator with one foot in the world of practice--as the head of strategy at Wieden+Kennedy, NY--and one foot in the world of academia--as a clinical assistant professor of marketing at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. His deep understanding of brand strategy and consumer behavior has helped him bridge the academic-practitioner gap for blue-chip brands and startups alike. Over the course of his career, Marcus has developed a practice for creating culturally contagious ideas that inspire people to take action. His strategies and creative contributions have led to the launch and success of Google’s “Real Tone” technology, the “Made In America” music festival, and the Brooklyn Nets–among others.I had the pleasure of speaking to Marcus about his latest book titled: For the Culture: The Power Behind the World's Most Successful Brands, from Apple to Beyoncé Some of the topics we discussed includes: Why is Culture a word that is often used, but misunderstood and what are the systems that make it up?The ways brands can tap into culture and how they find their 'congregation'  rather than  'audience'How can brands identify with people and align their message with ones beliefs.Evaluation & Legitimisation: how this taps into the idea of giving something meaning.Meaning Incongruence: and why is this something that often happens with brands who are trying to get a message across. The Book and Audiobook: For the Culture: The Power Behind the World's Most Successful Brands, from Apple to Beyoncé  is out now.You can also find out more about Marcus on his website http://marctothec.comAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
27:47 7/11/23
#58: BEING HUMAN: How Our Biology Shaped World History with Lewis Dartnell
Prof. Lewis Dartnell is a research scientist, presenter and author based in London, UK.He graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Biological Sciences and completed his PhD at University College London in 2007. He now holds the Professorship in Science Communication at the University of Westminster.He has also published five books: THE KNOWLEDGE was the Sunday Times ‘New Thinking’ Book of the Year and international bestseller, and ORIGINS: How the Earth Made Us is a Sunday Times top History book of 2019. I had the pleasure of speaking to Lewis about his latest book titled: BEING HUMAN: How our Biology shaped World History Some of the topics we discussed includes: The process of deciding which topics Lewis wanted to focus on in each chapter.Family: How did we through evolution come up with 'pair bonding' and what did it help solve?Endemic diseases & Pandemic diseases - and the link between how some of them has has changed the worldExploring the argument that  agriculture  is 'the worst mistake in human history'Cognitive biases and why being aware of them alone, still doesn't allow us to stop them.The Book and Audiobook: BEING HUMAN: How our Biology shaped World History is out now.You can also find out more about Lewis on his website http://lewisdartnell.comAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
29:28 7/3/23
#57: Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race with Mary-Jane Rubenstein
Mary-Jane Rubenstein is Professor of Religion and Science in Society at Wesleyan University, and is affiliated with the Philosophy Department and the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. She holds a B.A. from Williams College, an M.Phil. from The University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in from Columbia University. Her research unearths the philosophies and histories of religion and science, especially in relation to cosmology, ecology, and space travel.I spoke to Mary-Jane about her latest book Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space RaceSome of the topics we discussed includes: Why should we care about bible stories, in a book about out of space? How integral the Christian victory over paganism  was in transforming a world full of living things to objects for us to consume and absorb Should we be wary that the space race will be any different from how the West's exploration of new frontiers in the past has always been at the expense of a people or group? Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos space race ideologies and how they differ from one another.Will the space race be beneficial for everyone on earth or just a select few?Is there a better way to go about space exploration than the way its been so far? The Book and Audiobook:  Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race is out now.As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
29:38 6/26/23
#56: Once Upon a Prime: The Wondrous Connections Between Mathematics and Literature with Sarah Hart
She studied at Oxford and Manchester, gaining her PhD in 2000. Postdoctoral research and teaching followed, including a prestigious Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Fellowship, before she was appointed to a lectureship at Birkbeck in 2004. She became Professor of Mathematics there in 2013, and served in various management roles including as Head of Mathematics and Statistics, Assistant Dean, and Programme Director for the MSc Mathematics.Her academic publications have been mainly in the area of pure mathematics known as group theory, which has many applications both inside and outside of mathematics, for example in coding theory and cryptography. She is actively involved in the British Society for the History of Mathematics, and has served a three-year term as President of the Society from 2021-2023.Her book Once Upon a Prime: the Wondrous Connections between Mathematics and Literature, was published in 2023, and has been positively reviewed in the press, including The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.I had the pleasure of discussing the book with her, some of the talking points include:How Sarah first made the link between literature & mathematics and the perceived disassociation between the two.The structure of the book being in three parts and whether the significance of the number '3' has anything to do with it!How maths, structures stories in poetry and literature Numbers in literature- is there a hidden maths in the symbolic numbers in literature and biblical textsThe mathematical references in the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville  The Book and Audiobook:  Once Upon a Prime: the Wondrous Connections between Mathematics and Literature is out now.As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
28:58 6/19/23
#55: Bridgebuilders: How Government Can Transcend Boundaries to Solve Big Problems with William D. Eggers
William D. Eggers is the Executive Director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights where he is responsible for the firm’s public sector thought leadership. He also serves as a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration, a governance futures council member at the World Economic Forum, an advisory board member at What Works Cities and chairs the Leadership Council for New America.He is the author of numerous books including his newest Bridgebuilders: How Government Can Transcend Boundaries to Solve Big Problems. Which I had the pleasure of discussing with himSome of the topics we discussed includes: The vending machine form of government and why this no longer works.The 10 Key areas for Bridgebuilding.The power of collaboration between government and multi-sector organisation'sExpanding on some of the key areasThe process of writing the book for William & Donald and whether their perspectives changed during it.While putting the book together, who did he have in mind to read it? The Book and Audiobook:  Bridgebuilders: How Government Can Transcend Boundaries to Solve Big Problems is out now.As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
28:01 6/12/23
#54: The Poverty Paradox: Understanding Economic Hardship Amid American Prosperity with Mark Robert Rank
Dr. Rank is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts and speakers in the country on issues of poverty, inequality, and social justice. His research and teaching have focused on poverty, social welfare, economic inequality, and social policy. Dr. Rank has published numerous scholarly articles. His first book, Living on the Edge: The Realities of Welfare in America, explored the conditions of surviving on public assistance and achieved widespread critical acclaim. His 2004 book, One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All, provided a new understanding of poverty in America. I spoke to him about his latest book The Poverty Paradox: Understanding Economic Hardship Amid American ProsperitySome of the topics we discussed includes: The main viewpoint of poverty and why its something Mark has argued against it in the bookThe different ways 'poverty' has been defined.The forces behind poverty:  The failure at structural rather than individual level.How the system is designed for everyone to buy into the American Dream, rags to riches story despite the low levels of economic mobility. Human Capital  Investing on children on the front end,  (reducing childhood poverty) rather than on the back end (spending  in the future due).How compared to other developed nations the US assist and spend the least on the vulnerable.Why has government programmes so far not really worked?Are there reasons to be optimistic for the future?  The Book and Audiobook:  The Poverty Paradox: Understanding Economic Hardship Amid American Prosperity is out now.As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
23:44 6/5/23
#53: The Torture Doctors: Human Rights Crimes and the Road to Justice with Steven H. Miles
Steven H. Miles is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Bioethics. His medical career was in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He is a former Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.Dr. Miles has published thirty chapters and more than 200 medical articles on medical ethics, human rights, tropical medicine, end of life care, and medical torture. He has extensive international experience including global work with refugees and work on behalf of victims of torture. He currently serves on the board of the Minnesota ACLU Foundation, the editorial board of Torture Journal (Denmark) and is a Master Gardener.I spoke to him about his latest book The Torture Doctors: Human Rights Crimes and the Road to Justice. Some of the topics we discussed includes: Understanding what a torture doctor is and do they take part in it?The role of a physician when it comes to torture.Some of the  physician supervised  practices that has taken placeWhy it was important for the UK to be highlighted in the bookHow impactful Human Rights Organisations have been in bringing about change.How  Medical Associations have been complicitHow rare it is for a country to take accountability for its torture doctors.What more can medical licensing boards and associations can do in promoting more accountability around this. The Book and Audiobook:  The Torture Doctors: Human Rights Crimes and the Road to Justice  is out now.As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
25:04 5/22/23
#52: The Frontier Below: The Past, Present and Future of Our Quest to Go Deeper Underwater with Jeff Maynard
Jeff Maynard is an author and documentary maker specialising in historical subjects. Jeff is renowned for uncovering little-known, or long forgotten historical events. His research is undertaken over many years, and he uses that research to reveal character driven stories.I spoke to him about his latest book The Frontier Below: The Past, Present and Future of Our Quest to Go Deeper UnderwaterSome of the topics we discussed includes: Why Jeff divided the book into 4 understandable ocean zones, and why illustrations of this in the past has been misleading.The diving bellThe Epipelagic Zone and the first known why that people used to dive The creation of the diving helmet and how the compressed air led to its success.Is it fair to say that the ship wreckage  revival business led to the exploration and the development of going deeper under waterThe creation of the bathyscaphe The mixed gas air system and what it helped achieveWhat does the future hold regarding our quest to go deeper? The Book and Audiobook:  The Frontier Below: The Past, Present and Future of Our Quest to Go Deeper Underwater is out now.You can also  find out more about Jeff and his projects  via his website: https://www.jeffmaynard.net/As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
27:27 5/8/23
#51: What We Build with Power: The Fight for Economic Justice in Tech with David Delmar Sentíes
David Delmar Sentíes is a professional designer and interface developer with experience working with award-winning startups, as well as established brands. Before founding Resilient Coders, he was at PayPal, leading a cross-disciplinary team of designers and coders.He helped set up PayPal's startup incubator, Start Tank, and served as its UX subject matter expert. David believes in technology as an opportunity for real meritocracy. And he believes in the resilience of Boston's youth.I spoke to him about his book What We Build with Power: The Fight for Economic Justice in TechSome of the topics we discussed includes: His reasoning for founding Resilient CodersIs meritocracy in tech a myth?The impact of policy: and comparison of opportunity between older and younger generations. The foundation of culture and what can be done for tech to be inclusionary rather than exclusionary.Do you really need to go to college to learn how to code?Self directed learning, how effective it can be and its dichotomy with having the time.The concept of Liberty: and the importance of not just 'having freedom from' but 'having freedom to'David's thoughts on the effectiveness of 'Diversity Training' within tech organisationsThe future of coding and Resilient Coders. The Book and Audiobook:  What We Build with Power: The Fight for Economic Justice in Tech is out now.You can also  find out more about David and his projects  via his website: https://delmarsenties.comResilient Coders website: http://www.resilientcoders.orgAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
24:59 5/1/23
#50: A Hacker's Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society's Rules, and How to Bend them Back with Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of over one dozen books—including his latest, A Hacker’s Mind—as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and AccessNow; and an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and VerifiedVoting.org. I spoke to Him about his latest book A Hacker's Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society's Rules, and How to Bend them BackSome of the topics we discussed includes: How does hacking reinforce expositing power structures?What is the difference between hacking and cheating?How 'Societal Hacks Are Often Normalized' and how big financial companies often look for hacks.How do the rich and powerful use luxury real estate as a hack?When does being 'Too Big To Fail' also become a hack?How do companies such as Uber and Wework benefit from Venture Capitalism as a hack?Hacking political systems: money & politics.Cognitive Hacks and will Artificial Intelligence  be able to hack our minds? The Book and Audiobook:  A Hacker's Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society's Rules, and How to Bend them Back is out now.You can also  find out more about Bruce and his projects  via his website: https://www.schneier.com/blog/about/As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
27:43 4/24/23
#49: The Once and Future Sex: Going Medieval on Women’s Roles in Society with Eleanor Janega
Eleanor's current research focuses on the conceptualisation of sex and its influence on society in the medieval and early modern period.She speacialises in sexuality, propaganda, apocalypticism, urbanity, and empire, in the late medieval and early modern periods, with a particular emphasis on Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. She holds a PhD in History and an MA in Medieval Studies from University College London, and a BA in History from Loyola University Chicago.I spoke to her about her latest book The Once and Future Sex: Going Medieval on Women’s Roles in Society  Some of the topics we discussed includes: How heavily has the medieval period influenced societies ideas of women today?How the medievals were influenced by ancient Greece?  and what were the similarities between medieval and Christian textThe influence of literature, most notably: The Canterbury Tales and Courtly LoveWhy were the medievals so vague when describing woman's beauty?The medieval theologians thoughts on sex and how at the time the common belief was that women had an insatiable desire for it.Do we still have a long way to go when it comes to breaking down barriers of objectifying women?  The Book and Audiobook:  The Once and Future Sex: Going Medieval on Women’s Roles in Society is out now.You can also  find out more about Eleanor and her projects via her linktree:  https://linktr.ee/EleanorJanega Or follow her on twitter @GoingMedievalAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
29:51 4/17/23
#48: The Education Myth: How Human Capital Trumped Social Democracy with Jon Shelton
Jon Shelton is associate professor and chair of democracy and justice studies.  He is the author of The Education Myth: How Human Capital Trumped Social Democracy (Cornell University Press, 2023) and Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order, which was the winner of the International Standing Conference of the History of Education’s First Book Award in 2018.  Shelton has also published work in the Washington Post, Dissent, Jacobin, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and other publications.  He is the Vice-Chair of the city of Green Bay’s first ever Equal Rights Commission and sits on the Board of Directors for the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Wisconsin Labor History Society.   He also serves as Vice-President for Higher Education of the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin. I spoke to him about his latest book The Education Myth: How Human Capital Trumped Social Democracy . Some of the topics we discussed includes: What is The Education Myth?Must we rethink about public education to restore democracy?What 'human capital' means, in the context that it is used in the book?The G.I. Bill  (formally known as the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944) and its reference to education.The problematic nature the G.I. Bill was applied in, that discriminated against African Americans.Ronald Reagan's approach to the education myth and how it was different to the prominent figures beforehand.How Bill Clinton did more fore the education myth than any other president.Is The Education Myth coming undone?The Book and Audiobook: The Education Myth: How Human Capital Trumped Social Democracy is out now.As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
30:57 4/10/23
#47: Breakthrough Community Change: A Guide to Creating Common Agendas That Change Everything with Paul Born
Paul is the Co-founder of Tamarack Institute and for 20 years was the CEO/Co-CEO. He is the founder and was the director of Vibrant Communities a national network of nearly 500 cities and communities ending poverty, deepening community, building youth futures and advancing climate transitions. Prior to that Paul founded and served as the CEO of Community Opportunities Development Association (CODA). CODA was awarded the distinguished United Nations Best Practices (Top 40) award for their community economic development work in the Waterloo Region of Canada.  Paul’s newest venture is founding BE Community Ltd., a consulting company whose mission is to support communities to discover and realize breakthrough community change.Paul is the author of five books including two best sellers (Deepening Community and Community Conversations).  I spoke to him about his latest book Breakthrough Community Change:  A Guide to Creating Common Agendas That Change Everything  which will be available from April 11 2023.  Some of the topics we discussed includes: How did this become an area of interest to PaulWhat breakthrough change is not  The importance of affective collaboration  and engaging citizens in things that actually effect their lives.How transferable are these steps for politicians to implement? or is it difficult to tackle the needs of a nation to that of a community?You can also find out more about Paul on his website https://www.paulborn.caAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
32:03 4/3/23
#46: Stealing My Religion: Not Just Any Cultural Appropriation with Liz Bucar
Liz Bucar is a leading expert in religious ethics, a professor of religion at Northeastern University, and a prizewinning author. Her writing, teaching, and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—from sexual reassignment surgery to the politics of religious clothing--but generally focus on how a deeper understanding religious difference can change our sense of what is right and good.She is the Director of Sacred Writes, a grant-funded project that provides media training for religion scholars and has written four books, including her most recent, Stealing My Religion: Not Just Any Cultural Appropriation  Some of the topics we discussed includes: The challenges there are when trying to confirm cultural appropriation within religion and what makes a religious form of appropriation any differentHow  'spiritual, not religious' is a big problem within religious appropriation  Why Liz chose the three specific case studies for the book (Solidarity Hijab, Playing Pilgrim & Respite Yoga).The Book and Audiobook: Stealing My Religion: Not Just Any Cultural Appropriation is out now.You can also find out more about Liz on her website https://www.lizbucar.com/As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
32:37 3/27/23
#45: Defeating the Dictators: How Democracy Can Prevail in the Age of the Strongman with Charles Dunst
Charles Dunst is deputy director of research & analytics at The Asia Group, an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a contributing editor of American Purpose.He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Foreign Policy, among other outlets. An erstwhile foreign correspondent, he has reported from Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Israel and the Palestinian territories, the United Arab Emirates, Romania, Hungary, and Andorra. He has appeared on broadcast channels including BBC News, ABC News, Bloomberg Radio, Times Radio, and TV Tokyo, and is regularly quoted in outlets like the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and POLITICO. I spoke with Charles about his book titled: Defeating the Dictators: How Democracy Can Prevail in the Age of the Strongman Some of the topics we discussed includes: How and why has for many people in the West, an autocratic regime seems more appealing than the democratic one we currently have.How lacking merit and meritocracy can lead to a system that citizens feel disillusioned with.Where democratic governments have fallen behind when it comes to taking accountability How the nature of democratic governments short-term thinking has led to the outcome of citizens not having much trust in their governments. And what democratic governments can learn from the private sector when it comes to longterm thinking.Why places such as Singapore and UAE have such a high approval rating and how this is largely down to these authoritarian governments delivering on their promises.How immigration can help democracies prevailThe trickle down effects of how improving our own governments fends off  autocracies. The Book and Audiobook: Defeating the Dictators: How Democracy Can Prevail in the Age of the Strongman is out now.You can also find out more about Charles on his website https://www.charlesdunst.com As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
41:30 3/13/23
#44: Risky Business: Why Insurance Markets Fail and What to Do About It with Amy Finkelstein
Amy Finkelstein is the John & Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the co-founder and co-Scientific Director of J-PAL North America, a research center at MIT that encourages and facilitates randomized evaluations of important domestic policy issues. She is also the founding Editor of American Economic Review: Insights and the co-Director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the Institute of Medicine, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society.I spoke with Amy about the book she co-authored with fellow economists Liran Einav and Ray Fisman titled: Risky Business: Why Insurance Markets Fail and What to Do About It. Some of the topics we discussed includes:  Why 'selection' is integral when it comes to insuranceWhy doesn't divorce insurance exist? The 'premiums of selection' being something not often discussed in free marketsCan governments mandate against insurance selection problems? and what can it help to rectify?How customers are still able to know how much of a risk they are, contrary to the insurers knowledgeActions insurance companies take to try and attract  the customer they want.The other markets that are affected by selection and potential future projects.The Book and Audiobook: Risky Business: Why Insurance Markets Fail and What to Do About It is out now.As of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
25:52 3/6/23
#43: Culture: A New World History with Martin Puchner
​Martin Puchner, the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, is a prize-winning author, educator, public speaker, and institution builder in the arts and humanities. His writings range from philosophy and theater to world literature and culture and have been translated into many languages.His new book, Culture: A New World History, tells a global history of culture that raises fundamental questions about how culture works, what good are the arts, and how different cultures should relate to one another.Some of the topics we discussed includes:  Queen Nefertiti, the impact of her changing her switch from polytheism and its significance.The Greeks, the influence of plays and theatre on their culture and their respect for the Egyptians. The relatiionships between Greece & Rome, China & Japan and how neither were driven by conquest Xuanzang - The King of Social Mobility.How cultures develop by acknowlegding their own distant pastMaterialism and science of the past.How much of a problem was translation in the ancient world?How the internet has impacted cultural sharing  and whether it is a bad or good thingThe Book and Audiobook: Culture: A New World History is out now.You can also find out more about Martin on his website http://www.martinpuchner.comAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
34:01 2/27/23
#42: The Toolbox: Strategies for Crafting Social Impact with Jacob Harold
Jacob Harold is a social change strategist, author, and executive. From 2012 to 2021, Harold served as President & CEO of GuideStar and co-founder of Candid. Fast Company called Candid “the definitive nonprofit transparency organization.” Each year, more than 20 million people use its data on nonprofits, grants, and social sector practice.The NonProfit Times named Harold to its Power and Influence Top 50 list seven years in a row. He has written extensively on climate change and philanthropic strategy and his essays have been used as course materials at Stanford, Duke, Wharton, Oxford, and Tsinghua. Harold has been quoted in media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal. Harold serves on the boards of the U.S. Climate Action Network, Rewiring America, and the Duke University Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship and as an advisor to investors, startups, foundations, and government agencies. I spoke with Jacob about his book: The Toolbox: Strategies for Crafting Social Impact.Some of the topics we discussed includes: The inspiration behind Jacob writing the book & why the Toolbox Strategy is necessary.Why multiplicity is the essence of the Toolbox StrategyWhy the linear and cyclical mindset is necessary for strategic action.How Addictive Ideologies work to absorb us off the responsibility of ourselves.The role Political Leaders play in political ideologiesThe illusion of independence  & the reason why social change is difficultStories, how we understand the world and the importance in applying storyteling to strategy.The Game Theory -  and how it can be used to get us on the right social path.The Book and Audiobook: The Toolbox: Strategies for Crafting Social Impact is out now.You can also find out more about Jacob on his website https://www.jacobharold.comAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com 
22:14 2/20/23
#41: Addictive Ideologies: Finding Meaning and Agency When Politics Fail You with Dr. Emily Bashah
Dr. Emily Bashah is a licensed psychologist, author and podcast co-host with a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.An expert witness in criminal, immigration, and civil courts, she has worked on high-profile cases covering issues of domestic terrorism and capital offenses, as well as first-degree murder.I spoke with Dr. Bashah about the book she co-authored with Paul Johnson,  former Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona titled: Addictive Ideologies: Finding Meaning and Agency When Politics Fail You Some of the topics we discussed includes: How her life experiences and identity of self, helped her get to the point of co-authoring the book.How Addictive Ideologies work to absorb us off the responsibility of ourselves.The role Political Leaders play in political ideologiesThe escalating war between Isreal & Palestine. Have lessons truly been learnt? The psychology of terrorism, why does it happen? and what can be done to prevent it?Some of the 7 Codes we can live by to own our agencyHow  the people she has worked with, have taught her that happiness is an inside jobThe Book and Audiobook: Addictive Ideologies: Finding Meaning and Agency When Politics Fail You is out now.You can also find out more about Dr. Bashah on her website https://www.bashahpsychological.comAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
34:09 2/13/23
#40: Mindful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Simple Path to Healing, Hope, and Peace with Seth J. Gillihan
Seth Gillihan is a licensed psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). He was a full-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2012, and taught in the Psychology Department at Haverford College from 2012-2015. He has been in private practice since 2012.Seth completed a doctorate in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of multiple books on mindfulness and CBT, Therapy Advisor with the self-therapy app Bloom, a medical reviewer for Everyday Health, and host of the Think Act Be podcast.I spoke with Seth about his book, Mindful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Simple Path to Healing, Hope, and Peace. Some of the topics we discussed includes: Speaking about Mindful CBT from the perspective of a someone who has helped others, and benefiting personally from it. How does the three components of 'Think, Act, Be' work together in giving us Leverage. How we can find Leverage when it comes to willpower.Seth's own life experiences and the catalyst of what made him implement Mindful CBT in his life.Releasing Control How Seth's patients experiences has helped him apply Mindful CBT in his own life.The Book and Audiobook: Mindful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Simple Path to Healing, Hope, and Peace is out now.You can also find out more about Seth on his website https://sethgillihan.comAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
23:46 2/6/23
#39: Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It with Bruce McIvor
Dr. Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is a partner at First Peoples Law LLP, a law firm dedicated to defending and advancing Indigenous Peoples’ inherent and constitutionally protected title, rights and treaty rights. His work includes both litigation and negotiation on behalf of Indigenous Peoples. Bruce is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading practitioner of Aboriginal law in Canada.I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his book, Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It . Some of the topics we discussed includes: The process of putting the book togetherThe Doctrine of Discovery and how it's at the foundation of how Indigenous People across the Americas have been displaced from their lands.The Duty to Consult & Accommodate Indigenous People: what is it and what are its shortcomings.The case of Daniels v Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development) and the importance of its decision (Daniels Decision).The complex relationship between Canadian Law and Indigenous Identity.What you can do if you want to be more informed on this matterThe Book and Audiobook: Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It is out now.You can also find out more about Bruce on his website https://brucemcivor.comAs of now, my podcast is biweekly and prior to an episode I’ll let you know what book/audiobook I’ll be listening to before the next show so we can delve into it together!Please don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you’re in the loop whenever a new episode comes out.www.instagram.com/SoundsAboutPodwww.twitter.com/SoundsAboutPodAre you an author that will like to be  on the next episode of the podcast?Listeners: Did I cover a book you read or listened to? Did I discuss the things which also stuck out to you? Or did I miss it out?..... get in touch, and let me know what your experience was or to give me audiobook recommendations: soundsaboutpod@gmail.com
22:24 1/30/23

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