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We've all been trying to make sense of the senseless killings in Paris, Beirut, and Kenya. Pedram really wanted to capture an evolutionary perspective on this important subject so we can start to move forward. He invited important thought leaders for a roundtable conversation around how we can peacefully find a solution to terrorism in a way that's inclusive and well-thought through.

Here are the thought leaders who shared:

Gregg Braden
Stephen Dinan
Barbara Marx Hubbard
and
Elza Maalouf

Direct download: UMP_15_Evolutionary_Roundtable_1_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT

Tom Malterre joins Pedram Shojai on The Urban Monk Podcast this week to discuss toxic chemicals. In this engaging dialogue Tom reveals which toxic chemicals are affecting us in our everyday lives. Where they are coming from? He then goes on to explain how to avoid them as well as how to detoxify them from our bodies if you have been exposed. In a world that is full of potentially harmful toxins, this information is vital to maintain a healthy personal state.

Let us know what you are going to do in your lives to minimize your contact with harmful chemicals.

Direct download: Urban_Monk_Podcast_012_Tom_Malterre_Chemicals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

In this weeks episode of The Urban Monk we have a very special guest. A Green Beret with 3 combat tours under his belt, Scott Mann joins Pedram Shojai. They discuss his hands-on experience on the ground in the war stricken Middle East and why our strategies there have failed. How can we strike a balance of having a positive influence in the Middle East while not creating immense instability?

Tune in and find out!

Direct download: Urban_Monk_Podcast_014_Scott_Mann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

World renown hydrologist and geologist John Lambie joins Pedram this week to discuss the water conditions around the world. John has worked with large companies and cities for over 30 years in water research and systems. He brings his expertise to this compelling episode where John and Pedram tackle the current state of water in our world on both a macro and micro level.

No matter where you live in the world water is a life essential. Let us know what you think!

Direct download: Urban_Monk_Podcast_John_Lambie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

David Gershon, a visionary and founder of The Empowerment Institute is Pedram's guest this week! David works with the United Nations as a foremost thinker in behavioral change and community empowerment. In this episode he discusses the new projects he's been working on including the Cool City challenge which aims to reduce CO2 emissions. 

Tune in and let us know what you think of David's endeavors and if you think they really can change the world.

Direct download: UMP_David_Gershon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

This week legendary Futurist Duane Elgin joins Pedram Shojai in The Urban Monk Podcast! Duane has worked with the top echelons of government and written a multitude of books on the topic of humanity's future. He discusses his past experiences, what he's currently working on, and where he sees our evolution moving towards.

Do you agree with his predictions and views? Tune in and let us know!

Direct download: Urban_Monk_Podcast_009_Duane_Elgin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Guest Lewis Howes joins Pedram Shojai to discuss the importance of discovering what truly matters to us so that we may live fulfilling lives. He calls it discovering your greatness. Through his life's journey in sports and personal development he has found his path to greatness. In this podcast Lewis shares how his journey can profoundly impact yours.  

Let us know how this can be applied to your life.

Direct download: Urban_Monk_Podcast_0010_Lewis_Howes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT

Guest Eugene Cooke is a badass urban farmer. He joins Pedram Shojai on this week's Urban Monk Podcast. Eugene discusses how Urban farming is done, the difference it can make in communities, and how any one of us can utilize small scale farming in their backyards.

Can the idea of urban farming help you?

Tune in and find Out!

Direct download: Urban_Monk_Podcast_008_Eugene_Cook.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

Guest Alex Jamieson was the vegan chef from the movie "Super Size Me" and author of the book "Women, Food, and Desire." She Joins Pedram to discuss eating habits, urges, desires, and her journey in and out of veganism. Is it wrong to listen to our bodies? Tune in and find out!

Direct download: UMP_007_Alex_Jamieson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Pedram Shojai welcomes fellow filmmaker Jeff Hays to The Urban Monk Podcast. Jeff Hays is a documentary filmmaker who aims to create intelligent conversations surrounding contentious issues such as the pharmaceutical industry, GMOs, vaccines, and the attacks of September 11. He discusses the power of film to create change in culture and how the little guy can truly make a difference.

Direct download: Urban_Monk_Podcast_006_Jeff_Hays.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EDT