Podcasts and Other Audio

Many of you have read my books and followed my writing online over the years but perhaps were unable to attend one of my workshops in person. Despite the limitations of audio vs. live presentations, some of my valuable teaching will now be available online.

It is my goal in the coming year to produce extensive audio segments of vital information regarding emotional and spiritual preparation for the collapse of industrial civilization. These will include far more than just information and will offer you the opportunity to utilize many of the experiential exercises provided in my live workshops.

Recent Podcasts

  • Resilience and Regeneration

    In this week’s episode Carolyn Baker speaks with Joanna about: living resiliently in the dark night of the globe; the mirror of our collective shadow; the phases of the age of Kali; attending to our grief; the end of business as usual; the way through despair and emotional numbing; the death and rebirth process; indigenous perspectives on these times; decolonizing our minds and hearts; finding our call to regeneration; honoring the animal in us; ending the myth of separation, we need each other; befriending the dark emotions; where is our dignity located individually and within our communities.

The Lifeboat Hour

In 2014 Carolyn acquired the Lifeboat Hour on Progressive Radio Network from the late Michael Ruppert. She is now podcasting on her own with guests and commentary which provide practical tools for navigating the turbulent waters of the global crisis.

The “New” Lifeboat Hour

  • - Lyn White On Animal Justice In Australia And Beyond

    Lyn White with Aniamls Australia is also the Director of Animals International, the global arm of Animals Australia, collaborating with international colleague groups on universal animal cruelty issues from factory farming to live export. Her work has led to unprecedented animal welfare advancements in a number of countries, including in Jordan where she serves as Chief Adviser to the Princess Alia Foundation. Lyn’s life experiences are unique and provide an insight into the systems of justice in place for humans and animals. She presents a compelling argument that the causes of human and animal suffering are the same — and that we cannot address one without addressing the essence of both. Moreover she deeply challenges the essence of our humanity by advocating that we are not simply here to be human beings, but to become humane beings — and to leave this world a kinder and more compassionate place for those who follow us. This podcast is not a collection of horror stories but reveals the many victories of Animals Australia and shares how we can all become involved to strengthen justice for animals.

  • - Our Collective Madness: Mapping How This Happened

    If we don't understand how we got here, we are powerless to respond to our predicament. Before we can respond, we need a map because often maps help us acquire a clarity we would not otherwise have. Just as we buy into unspoken agreements in our dysfunctional families, we buy into unspoken agreements in our culture. What are those agreements? We can't buy out of them until we understand how we bought in.

  • - Lessons From The Holocaust For Our Time: How The Past Can Prepare Us For The Future With Dianne Monroe

    Life Mentor and Experiential Educator, Dianne Monroe, shares family stories regarding her ancestors who lived during the time of the Holocaust in Europe. She shares some of the lessons from that era, emphasizing that we never know the ripple effects of our actions for future generations. She also discusses the growth of autocratic movements in Europe and how we can resist rather than believe we will be safe if we obey.

  • - Dr. Lise Van Susteren, Carolyn, And Dean Walker Discuss The Trauma Of Current Time And How To Navigate It Resiliently

    Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren returns to the New Lifeboat Hour in 2018 to discuss with Carolyn Baker and Dean Walker the various forms of trauma ubiquitous in our culture and how we can navigate it with resilience and grace

  • - Becoming Students Of The Wisdom And Intelligence Of Animals, With Dr. Susan Eirich

    Susan Eirich is a licensed psychologist, biologist and educator. She founded Earthfire Institute: Wildlife Sanctuary & Retreat Center in 2000 in order to give a voice to wildlife and help people find their own natural voice. Earthfire’s mission is to help humans change how they see, and therefore treat, wildlife and nature. Susan lives with these animals throughout their lifetimes, developing deep relationships and insights. This makes it possible for her to bring wild animals’ voices into our awareness and into conservation decisions. Susan's work is about saving and learning from wild animals in order to empower them and humans to save land and animals.

  • - Healing Climate Trauma: Beyond Climate Change Toward Truth And Reconciliation With Zhiwa Woodbury

    Climate "change" doesn't begin to address the existential and moral crisis humans are experiencing. All living beings are traumatized by climate catastrophe. Instead of talking about climate "change" which is a form of climate denial, we need to talk about climate trauma and work intra-psychically--emotionally and spiritually, on healing its effects. In addition, we need to learn from Truth and Reconcilliation movements how to employ Truth and Reconcilliation in healing our climate trauma and developing Earth intimacy. Ecosystems will sort out the carnage, and we may be part of it, but climate trauma is offering us an opportunity for coming to feel and understand, at at last, what it means to be human.

  • - Beyond Hope: Letting Go Of A World In Collapse

    This conversation is a motherlode of truth and wisdom as Deb and I discuss what it means to be fully present and awake to our global predicament, how we end the illusion of separation by becoming deeply immersed in our essence, how our separation-oriented ego can become more lovingly folded into our essence, what community means and doesn't mean, the proper role of service in our lives, and how we hold space for whatever is next in the demise of our planet.

  • - Transformational Leadership In Turbulent Times With Monica Sharma

    Dr. Monica Sharma was trained as a physician and epidemiologist and worked for the United Nations for 22 years. She is the author of the book “Radical Transformational Leadership” which has been describes as a path-breaking classic by eminent scholars. Currently, she engages worldwide as an International Expert and Practitioner on Leadership Development for sustainable and equitable change. She works not only with the United Nations, but with Universities, Management Institutions, governments, businesses, media and civil society organizations.

    This model has generated sustainable results worldwide. In her recent book Radical Transformational Leadership she describes how we can source our inner capacities and wisdom to manifest change that embodies universal values such as dignity, compassion, fairness and courage. Everyone has the potential to be a leader–a person who creates a new future–through action in society, at home, and at work. This book lays out a detailed plan for unleashing our human potential to create a new future through strategic action. Regardless of what kind of future we may think we have, the tools in this book can be used to integrate the new paradigm of transformational leadership into any situation.

  • - Be The Change: Deep Resistance: What Sacred Activism Looks Like

    Paul Engler who the founding director of the Center for the Working Poor, based in Los Angeles. Paul is also one of the founders of the Momentum Training, which educates hundreds of activists each year in the principles of momentum-driven mobilization. His deep resistance is informed by peace and justice mysticism and mindfulness practices.

  • - The Endless Gifts of Grief

    At this moment the world is absolutely marinated in grief, yet most humans fail to recognize that reality. Even worse, few people in this culture have safe places to express their grief or people who will support them in doing so. December 8-10, Carolyn Baker and Terry Chapman will provide a safe container for expressing grief, surrounded by natural beauty and caring allies. In their New Lifeboat Hour conversation, Terry and Carolyn discuss their reasons for creating a "Gifts of Grief" weekend and offer a preview of the event. They note the many forms of grief we all experience and explain how all forms are connected in our hearts through everything we love.

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The “Old” Lifeboat Hour

  • The Lifeboat Hour – 02.03.16 - Carolyn talks with Ivey Cone, producer of Fuki Cafe and Extinction Radio, about how we navigate these turbulent times and stay connected with the Earth.
  • The Lifeboat Hour – 01.17.16 - Being an elder has less to do with age than with wisdom. Dr. Harvey Austin and Carolyn discuss Harvey's new book "Elders Rock."
  • The Lifeboat Hour – 01.10.16 - Dean Walker and Carolyn talk about "Full Spectrum Living---With Death In Mind." What does it mean to live with passion and purpose in a time of extinction?
  • The Lifeboat Hour – 12.20.15 - In this episode, "A Light In Dark Times," Carolyn offers an urgent Winter Solstice, inspirational "fireside chat." Where are we going as an Earth community? What is the Earth asking of us right now?
  • The Lifeboat Hour – 12.13.15 - Tyler Hess returns to the Lifeboat Hour to share his perspective as a member of the millennial generation on climate chaos, the collapse of industrial civilization, and how living in intimate relationship with Earth in the face of the Sixth Great Extinction sustains us and all life in the universe.
  • The Lifeboat Hour – 12.06.15 - Author and wisdom teacher, Mirabai Starr, joins Carolyn to discuss the Dark Night Of The Globe as well as The Dark Night Of The Soul in troubled times. 
  • The Lifeboat Hour – 11.22.15 - Carolyn is joined by activist, author, and Rumi scholar, Andrew Harvey as they discuss the human shadow and the global crisis and how we can heal both the personal and collective shadow.
  • The Lifeboat Hour – 11.15.15 - Carolyn and Charles Eisenstein are all over the map discussing things they both care about deeply.
  • The Lifeboat Hour – 11.08.15 - Carolyn talks with energy activist Nancy La Placa about the climate cost of fossil fuels and dirty energy with some surprises about which forms of energy really are cleaner. 
  • The Lifeboat Hour – 10.25.15 - Carolyn and Francis Weller discuss the need to become skilled practitioners of conscious grieving along with his new book, The Wild Edge of Sorrow.

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