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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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-to-power-show/id1331225871
Listen LIVE every Monday at 8:00 am
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.


External Website: www.vijayrnathan.com

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  • Ep. 55: Answer the Call
    by Vijay R. Nathan on February 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Screeenwriting teacher Jacob Krueger tells host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle about how he answered the call to follow his bliss and become a screenwriting teacher after many successful screenplays. Music from the film Cold War, Dwa Zerduszka by Joanna Kulig & Mason Masecki. Listen →

  • What Is Love?: The Heart Is Home
    by Vijay R. Nathan on February 16, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Lebanese American Pauline Saade talks to substitute host Vijay R. Nathan for Sasha Sugar's show What is Love? about her journey from Lebanon civil war through her love-journey in America. Music from MC Yogi and Imagine Dragons. Listen →

  • Ep. 53: The Power Model
    by Vijay R. Nathan on February 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Model-Activist Brana Dane talks with host Vijay R. Nathan about her work advocating for models and climate change, among other causes. She shares her favorite songs and stories. Music from Caro Emerald, Leon Russell, and Bitter Sweet. Listen →

  • Ep. 54: The Holley Wholly Holy Truth
    by Vijay R. Nathan on January 31, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Singer Sasha Siem speaks to host Vijay R. Nathan about her journey in music and the discovery of important truths that have helped her grow. Selections from her 2019 upcoming album Holy and from previous albums, Most of the Boys and Bird Burning. Listen →

  • Ep. 52: The Armchair Philosophers
    by Vijay R. Nathan on January 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle discuss pressing philosophical thought experiments as presented in the book "The Pig That Wants to be Eaten" by Julian Baggini and converse about creativity and essential problems relating to creative output. Music: Gnarls Barkley and Gorillaz. Listen →

  • What Is Love? (feat. Jason Koo) Love Poetica
    by Vijay R. Nathan on January 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Poet Jason Koo discusses his book "More than Mere Light" and his creative process writing about relationships and love with guest host Vijay R. Nathan. Music from The Notorious B.I.G. and The Marshall Tucker Band. Listen →

  • Ep. 51: The Rainbow Revolution
    by Vijay R. Nathan on January 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Kacper Jarecki, absurdist filmmaker and author, talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about artificial intelligence, how in the future everything will have sentience / be self aware, his life and works including a film adaptation of Eeee by Tao Lin, and his subversive novel "The Depression of Blue Rainbow Sprinkle". We take a call from a friend who discusses the future of society. Music from Franco Battiato, The Vengaboys, and "NYC Subways Sounds" by Kacper. Listen →

  • Ep. 50: Who's the Woman?
    by Vijay R. Nathan on December 29, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Poet Tiffany Amber Moton discusses with host Vijay R. Nathan her poetry as a pathway for healing from trauma. We also discuss education policy and gender equality. Seeking to redefine gender roles, we question society's ideas about men and women. With that in mind we end with listening to a song "The Man" by The Killers. Opening song from The Black Keys "Gold on the Ceiling". Listen →

  • Ep. 49: Bridges to Power
    by Vijay R. Nathan on December 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Filmmakers Shannon Shird and Darren Mallet of the film "BodyMore" from the art collective "House of Ease" talk about their process, influences, and the vision for the ideal society with hosts Vijay R. Nathan and Claire Van Winkle. Music: Thirty Seconds to Mars and Tori Amos. Listen →

  • Ep. 48: The Power Mandala
    by Vijay R. Nathan on December 17, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Artist Rochelle Fox talks to host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle about the influences on her artistic practice including goddesses, mandalas, and her trip to Bali. Music from Speakease: Deer Lion. Listen →

  • Ep. 47: This is Always True
    by Vijay R. Nathan on December 9, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Musician Gaurav Venkateswar talks to host Vijay R. Nathan about his unique blend of traditional Indian and western pop music. We also discuss Indian comics, Amar Chitra Katha, and epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, through the lens of feminism. Includes samples from Gaurav including "Always True", "Radha's Mistress" and "Indian Blues". @gvtunes Listen →

  • Ep. 46: Call and Response (1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE)
    by Vijay R. Nathan on December 2, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle of Rockaway Writer's Workshop discuss zines, poetry, the hive mind, and other pressing topics that come up as we wait for calls from our audience. Music: Regina Spektor Listen →

  • Ep. 45: Make Stories, Not Deals
    by Vijay R. Nathan on November 24, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Filmmaker Tore Knos (Snakeeater, 2018) converses LIVE with host Vijay R. Nathan about his journey to making films as well as influential movies in his life and the changing storytelling landscape. Those filmmakers discussed include: Spike Lee, Stanley Kubrick, The Coen Brothers, and Orson Welles. Music from Arctic Monkeys and The Cardigans. Listen →

  • Ep. 44: A Seat For Abundance
    by Vijay R. Nathan on November 6, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Singer Orit Dahari talks to host Vijay R. Nathan and cohost Claire Van Winkle to relate her journey from childhood and how she became an empowered musician by exploring the path of yoga and meditation, includes LIVE performances of "Learning to Kneel" and "Who Loved You" from her self titled album "Orit Dahari". Listen →

  • Ep. 43: Poet Bears Witness
    by Vijay R. Nathan on November 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Sam Mirror, Win-win Guru, talks LIVE with hosts Vijay R. Nathan and Claire Van Winkle about self empowerment through poetry and how her reliance on intuition saved her. We explore the pressing need for gratitude and find pathways for "warriors of the light". Music from DJ Shadow. Listen →

  • Ep. 42: Moon Radiates Truth
    by Vijay R. Nathan on October 24, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Christine Reilly, poet and fiction writer, speaks LIVE with Host Vijay R. Nathan about her creative process, writing her debut novel "Sunday's on the Phone to Monday", and the use of symbol in writing. Music from I Monster, and Hooverphonic. Listen →

  • Ep. 41: The Roads We Take
    by Vijay R. Nathan on October 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Host Vijay R. Nathan and co-host Claire Van Winkle explore the divergent lives of two pediatricians and budding memoir writers: Helena Rho, who left medicine to refocus on her creative passions, looks back to investigate what makes a successful doctor, and Monica Mirchandani, deeply committed to her altruistic desire to "help others", reflects on her experiences practicing medicine during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Music from Handsome Boy Modeling School and Bjork. LIVE. Listen →

  • Ep. 40: Human Dreams Being
    by Vijay R. Nathan on October 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Joanna C. Valente, poet and author of "Sexting Ghosts" and "Marys of the Sea", talks LIVE with host Vijay R. Nathan, and guest cohost Claire Van Winkle of Rockaway Writers Workshop, about being human, as an expression of their non binary identification, and how language brings into reality the imagined. Music from Wax Tailor (Que Sera) and Metric (Love You Back). Listen →

  • Ep. 39: Rock Bottom Truth
    by Vijay R. Nathan on October 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Poet Nina Pick shares LIVE with host Vijay R. Nathan her passions for depth psychology and ecology that informs truth in her writing. We discuss how we heal from wounds of the personal and collective past and discover pathways for moving forward to create a better world. Music from Frigga. Listen →

  • Ep. 38: Truth Must Dazzle Gradually
    by Vijay R. Nathan on September 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Sharon Guskin, international bestselling author of "The Forgetting Time", discusses her research into past lives case studies as well as her creative process with host Vijay R. Nathan and co-host Claire Van Winkle. Music from the Pixies. LIVE. Listen →