Episode 76: COVID, PTSD, and Starting to Heal

Benjamin's reflexive response to a passage in a book he was reading led him to acknowledge the depth of trauma that he (and, by extension, probably pretty much everyone) has internalized around COVID. This recognition led him to ask, "Is it too soon to begin the process of healing?"

(This version with the intro restored!)

Episode 75: The Story of This Episode’s Creation Is Also Its Theme

In which the theme of how certain changes in our lives demand us to take on a new identity, and for a story illustrative of this theme I chose the recording of the episode itself. Very meta.

Episode 74: Responding to January 6th

Jerry and Benjamin discuss the events of January 6th and their broader implications in society. We identify the crisis we're facing as primarily spiritual rather than political and talk about how to meet this crisis.

The New York Times article that Benjamin mentions in the introduction can be found at https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/us/politics/republican-party-trump.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

Episode 73 (RFB 21.0107): January 6th, 2021

On January 6th, 2021, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, incited a mob of his followers to storm the US Capitol building, and in doing so justified the existence of Radio Free Benjamin. I hope you're ready, LSH Family, because our time is now. It's time to change the world

Episode 72: Welcoming In the New Age

Great job, LSH family, we made it: 2021. Happy New Year.

It's the first episode of 2021, and we're off to a flying start. The major theme of this episode is how to thrive in this time of challenge, but we weave our way through areas as diverse as politics, skiing, relationships, practice, and home workouts. We're really proud of this episode. We hope you enjoy it.

Episode 71: The Winter Solstice and the Great Conjunction

The winter solstice is always a special day. It is the energetic new year, and its energy requests of us a period of reflection and repose. This year's solstice is especially interesting because a Great Conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn occurs on the solstice as well. In this episode, Jerry and Benjamin discuss the energy of the solstice, how we might best meet that energy, and talk about the energetic implications of the Great Conjunction.

Episode 70: Radio Free Benjamin, Revisited

Back in September, on the autumnal equinox, I released an episode in which I reflected on the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what her death might mean for the country. I promised more episodes in that vein, but haven't delivered--until now. In this episode, I take a look back at my thoughts and predictions from that episode and compare them to what has happened in the months since.

Episode 69: Toward New Approaches to Working Out, and the Path to Thriving

Jerry shares his first experiences with working out at home, we follow that thread into talk about the need for change, and then discuss shifting our language and framing in order to set the foundation for thriving during this challenging time.

Episode 68: A Better Story: Two Experiences on Opening Day at Taos Ski Valley

In this A Better Story episode, Benjamin recounts a couple of experiences from Taos Ski Valley's opening day, and shares how a shift in perspective changed his relationship to those experiences.