In this episode, Anthony is joined by Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). They discuss his recent book It Could Happen Here which sounds an alarm about how antisemitism and hate-related violence is intensifying in the US; it draws upon ADL’s extensive research on, and experience with methods of combatting hate; and discusses why we must promote a “counsel culture” rather than a “cancel culture.”
Next up, Dr Mark Epstein, bestselling author and psychotherapist, talks with Anthony about his work at the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy, and how the two practices become all the more powerful when joined together; they explore the role of the ego and how it restricts us, and delve into his new book, The Zen of Therapy.
Back in October 2021, Anthony sat down with Dr Fiona Hill, former senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council. Together they discuss how much influence Russia has in Western politics; recall Putin’s interference in the 2016 election, and how he frequently “pushed Trump’s buttons”; and examine whether Russia can ever be brought into the family of nations.