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The Theory of Change Podcast

Feb 7, 2020

On this episode Dr. Alison Levine from the University of Kentucky shares her research on implicit bias toward ability status. We talk about ways ableism is subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) embedded in society. She provides insight into our responsibility to dismantle systems that limit access for people with...


Jan 8, 2020

In this episode we talk with cohost Dr. Jessica Tyler about stoic philosophy as foundational to modern theories of wellness. We reflect on the writings of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca and discuss the fundamentals of Stoicism as a guide to living.

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Dec 23, 2019

As our discussion continues, with Dr. David Kyle Johnson from King's College, we seek to answer the the question of how our physical brains produce our non-physical minds. We discuss how this question allows us to understand the nature of the self, and our relationship with other people.

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Dec 16, 2019

Consider yourself at 7-years-old. How is it that you now and your 7-year-old self are the same person? Dr. David Kyle Johnson helps us discover how personal identity is preserved over time. Are persons souls? Minds? Bodies? Answers to these questions help us understand human relationships and to what degree are...


Dec 4, 2019

In this episode we meet Dr. Jillian Blueford of the University of Denver and Dr. Nancy Thacker of Auburn University, scholars and practitioners of grief counseling. We discuss and debunk the stages of grief as we currently understand them. We explore theories of grief and the complex and profound process of experiencing...