How EarBuds Podcast Collective works:

Each week, a theme is chosen by one of our curators. That curator finds 5 podcast episodes (from anywhere!) to go along with that theme. Listen to these podcasts by clicking on the links above, through the RadioPublic app, or you can find (most of) them on your favorite podcast app (iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast…)

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PODCAST CURATOR’S NAME: Shira Sacks — fundraiser, New Yorker, curator.

WHY THIS THEME?: Mission: being true to myself AND having relationships involving key value and belief differences. Let’s question assumptions and explore sources of misunderstanding and conflict — within society, organizations, families, and ourselves. Plus, a redemptive finale.

MONDAY EPISODE (11/27): Freakonomics – Trust Me28 minutes

TUESDAY EPISODE (11/28): On Being – The Psychology Behind Morality – 51 minutes

WEDNESDAY EPISODE (11/29): Hidden Brain – Trying To Change, Or Changing The Subject? How Feedback Gets Derailed – 31 minutes

THURSDAY EPISODE (11/30): Waking Up With Sam Harris – On Becoming a Better Person – 58 minutes

FRIDAY EPISODE (12/1): Heavyweight Buzz – 43 minutes

GET IN TOUCH: Be in touch at or find me on Instagram @shiraelana.

SHAMELESS PROMO: Join the communication revolution! One effective method is non-violent communication (NVC), formulated by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg; highly recommend it.

CROWDSOURCING QUESTION: What are theories you’ve heard that are behind our communication mishaps? Do you have any other effective methods to promote understanding, civil discourse, and constructive conflict?