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The Truth to Power Show
Hosted by Vijay R. Nathan. The Truth to Power Show places a weekly guest on the proverbial meditation cushion to engage in a thoughtful conversation at the intersection of the personal and the political. Tune in for talks with: poets and writers, leaders and teachers, allies and practitioners. The greatest risk we take is to tell our personal truth. Let us be heard! iTunes:
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Category: Arts, Community, Literature, Narrative, News, Poetry, Politics, Social Issues, Talk

About Vijay R. Nathan

Vijay R. Nathan is a supervising librarian and poet. He is author of “Escape from Samsara” and the upcoming collection “Celebrity Sadhana: Or, How to Meditate with a Hammer”. He appreciates your kind listening attention, and hopes you will co-create this podcast as a powerful and enlightening experience.

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  • Ep. 26: The Power Archetype Key
    by Vijay R. Nathan on June 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Artist Seth Friedman talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about how his creative process empowers him to cope with professional challenges and lead him to write the historical fiction novel "The Pilgrim". Follow his Instagram: @instantcur Listen →

  • Ep. 25: Doors, Mirrors, Windows
    by Vijay R. Nathan on June 10, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Literary Safari founder Sandhya Nankani talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about how educational apps, diverse literature, and inclusive editorial practices can further lead the way for social progress. Also, tune in for music from Fanna Fi Allah and a chance to win two tickets to their August 25 Brooklyn show! Listen →

  • Ep. 24: Third Culture Americans
    by Vijay R. Nathan on May 22, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Cambodian American author Sokunthary Svay discusses culture, generations, and creativity as expressed in her book "Apsara in New York" with host Vijay R. Nathan. Music from Janelle Monae. Listen →

  • Ep. 23: The Speculative Mystery
    by Vijay R. Nathan on May 16, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Sherese Francis, Author of "Lucy's Bone Scrolls: The Black Speculative Mystery School", discusses with host Vijay R. Nathan afrofuturism, and her work that looks forward while remembering the past. Music from The Kundalini Genie. Listen →

  • Ep. 22: Disrupt the Binary!
    by Vijay R. Nathan on May 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Vijay R. Nathan talks to Shelby Chestnut of Transgender Law Center to discuss strategies to support human rights and also reads from books on American dissent. All featured music is from transgender artists (Ryan Cassata, Shea Diamond, and Shawnee). Listen →

  • What is Love: The Divine Erotic
    by Vijay R. Nathan on April 27, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Vijay R. Nathan, acting as guest host to What is Love?, talks with Authors of "A Return to Eros" Marc Gafni and Kristina Kincaid to discuss the underlying nature of the universal force, outrageous love, that propels the universe into being. Listen →

  • Ep. 21: We are Stardust
    by Vijay R. Nathan on April 25, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Host Vijay R. Nathan talks to filmmaker Joel Fendelman about his documentary Man on Fire that focuses on the self immolation of a white pastor in response and protest to racism in his small Texan town. Readings from "When they call you a terrorist: A black lives matter memoir" and music from the recently released album "Ethereality" by the band Winter. Listen →

  • Ep. 20: Beat by Beat
    by Vijay R. Nathan on April 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Host Vijay R. Nathan talks with Greywolf of the band Death by Piano about his musical influences, the changing landscape of the music industry and the ways in which the band achieves musical honesty. Music from Polica, Phantogram, Dolly Parton and, of course, selections from Death by Piano's EP "Countdown". Listen →

  • Ep. 19: An Allegro Testament
    by Vijay R. Nathan on April 15, 2018 at 2:13 am

    W. Lance Hunt, author of the novel "A Perfect Blindness", reveals his creative process and talks on the nature of truth with host Vijay R. Nathan with music from the 80s and 90s. Listen →

  • Ep. 18: The Empath's Way
    by Vijay R. Nathan on March 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Intuitive empath and practicing tarot reader Hannah Weires talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about her journey into astrology, crystals, and reading tarot for the community via social media. Music: Psychedelic Witchcraft, Annie Lennox, and North by North. Listen →

  • Ep. 17: Libraries Rock II
    by Vijay R. Nathan on March 20, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Queens Library Chief Librarian Nick Buron sits with supervising librarian Vijay R. Nathan to discuss the ideas and books that have had the most impact on his life. Music from The Brobot Johnson Experience and readings from many books. Listen →

  • Ep. 16: #GetOutOfYourHead
    by Vijay R. Nathan on March 15, 2018 at 3:21 am

    Matthew Corozine talks with host Vijay R. Nathan about the craft of acting as being truthful under imaginary circumstances as well as the very real need for diversity in the profession. Music: Belle and Sebastian Listen →

  • Ep. 15: No Minotaurs at Supper
    by Vijay R. Nathan on February 28, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Host Vijay R. Nathan talks with Poet Jared Harel about how the personal is political in his collection "Go, Because I Love You", Jared's transition into fatherhood, and identity in his chapbook "The Body Double". Music: Polica and Stargaze, Radiohead. Listen →

  • Ep. 14: The Grammar Poetics
    by Vijay R. Nathan on February 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Host Vijay R. Nathan has a conversation with Claire Van Winkle of "Rockaway Writer's Workshop" to discuss the importance of mastery of language through grammar / form and poetics. Listen →

  • Ep. 13: The Hero's Path
    by Vijay R. Nathan on February 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Host Vijay R. Nathan converses with scholar and manifestation guide Rick Jarow to explore life's elemental questions; with music by MC Yogi. Listen →

  • Ep. 12: Rock Star Poet
    by Vijay R. Nathan on February 6, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Host Vijay R. Nathan interviews Poet Anum Sattar to discuss her vision for poetry and herself. Music: Imagine Dragons & Madonna. With a reading from "Art as Experience" by John Dewey. Listen →

  • Ep. 11: A Sacred Trust
    by Vijay R. Nathan on January 29, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Poet Diana Marie Delgado on her journey of spiritual trust in poetry. Music: Garden and Villa "Black Hills" and a reading from The Theater and Its Double by Antonin Artaud. Listen →

  • What is Love?: Universal Compassion
    by Vijay R. Nathan on January 26, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Vijay R. Nathan guest hosts the Radio Free Brooklyn show "What is Love?" in this cross over episode. He welcomes Buddhist poet Michelle Y. Valladares to converse about universal compassion and to mediate on loving kindness towards oneself and all human beings. Tune in to this beautiful narrative, which will help you open up your heart and make this world a better place. Listen →

  • Ep. 10: The Madame Speaks
    by Vijay R. Nathan on January 24, 2018 at 3:17 am

    Poetry Brothel CEO Stephanie Berger on her journey towards creating impactful and innovative poetry. Music: I am the Polish Army "You don't know" and a reading from "In Search of Lost Time" by Proust. Listen →

  • Bushwick Junction
    by Vijay R. Nathan on January 19, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Host Asha Saluja interviews Vijay R. Nathan on the decision points in his life in this cross over episode. Listen →