Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

  • 01:00

    The Paradox of Hillary Clinton

    in Politics Progressive

    As the MOMocrats prepared for this week's podcast, news was still unfolding in Paris, which was under lockdown again after a raid looking for the mastermind of Friday's horrific terrorist attack. It's been reported that two people have died, including a woman wearing a suicide vest. Needless to say, US political discourse in the wake of ISIS has turned to the topics of foreign policy, terrorism, and immigration - areas that are in the bailiwick of the Democratic front-runner, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. MOMocrats Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills talk with Joanne Bamberger, author of "Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox."  

  • 01:29
  • 00:59

    Office Genomics, Pain Paradox in Family Medicine

    in Health

    How might we look at genomics in office practice in Family Medicine?  Dr. Jonas, your host for the Dr. Synonymous Show, will dream a bit about what we are doing now and what might be.

    Responding to patients with painful situations is challenging in Family Medicine.  We love our  patients.  They hurt- we help.  But, their brain might get dysregulated by the pain via "wind-up" and potentially by opiate medications for persistent moderate or severe pain.  With FDA tightening up on prescribing rules for , many more patients are seeing their doctor monthly.  How do we respond to their frustrations at having to come in monthly for their pain management?

    Pain is a paradox in Family Medicine.  Listen in for further discussion.

  • 01:02

    The Dark Underbelly of Leadership: The Paradox of Authentic Leadership

    in Business

    Linda Lombardo and Joss Rowlands continue the conversation about what is leadership and how the dark underbelly shows up when we least expect it. 

    This month's topic: Authentic Leadership - Well, ok, you might say - If it's not authentic, then what is it? 

    Here's a quote from a 2013 article on leadership: a Forbes article by contributor Kevin Kruse. 

    "It continues to surprise me how many leaders attempt to be one way at work, while their ‘true’ personality emerges outside of work. Once a CEO reminded me, ‘Leadership is acting.’ And it surprises me when these same leaders seem shocked or confused when their employees don’t trust them, don’t like them, and can’t really wait to work elsewhere." -Kevin Kruse, Forbes

    Joss and Linda explore the paradox of authentic leadership within the dark underbelly, or perhaps its the paradox of the dark underbelly within authentic leadership? Please join us to find out. 


  • 01:14

    Liberal Logic Paradox a.k.a. the Keystone XL Pipeline

    in Politics Conservative

    Fred Thopson passed away a week ago and I'll take a few moments to remember him. Then I'll talk about the liberal paradox when it comes to the rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Later I'll talk about the rising cost of ObamaCare and, if time allows, Paul Ryan's top priority as the new Speaker of the House. 

    Due to a tech issue I had to continue today's topics on a second broadcast. You can find Part 2 of today's show at:


  • 00:15

    The Precious Paradox

    in Entertainment

    This show explores the idea of how the paradoxes in life can lead to a place of neutrality, which opens up new possibilites in life, I hope you enjoy it!

  • 01:12

    Liberal Logic Paradox a.k.a. the Keystone XL Pipeline (Part 2)

    in Politics Conservative

    Fred Thopson passed away a week ago and I'll take a few moments to remember him. Then I'll talk about the liberal paradox when it comes to the rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Later I'll talk about the rising cost of ObamaCare and, if time allows, Paul Ryan's top priority as the new Speaker of the House.

    Because of a tech issue I had to break the show up into two broadcasts. Find the first part of the show at:

  • 02:01

    Enter the Paradox w Brian Bolen: Friday Night Dance Party!

    in Indie Music

    The Friday Night Dance Party kicks off with the rockin' band Enter the Paradox with frontman Brian Bolen! Brian's our VIP Specail Friday Night Dance Party Guest Star for Hour 1 tonight!

    Hour 2:  Your requests!

    Call 323 657-1493 to ask a question or to make a song request!

    Visit ETP's official website here!

    Enter The Paradox is a melting of styles and sounds forming a new and exciting experience evolving since frontman Brian Bolen first started cutting tracks in Los Angeles, CA during the summer of 2012. A mix of cutting edge rock, psychedelic, pop punk and hardcore styles, fused together with a classical influence, bring their sound together in ways never before experienced.  The screams and staccato like vocals, powerful harmonies and apathetic choruses also help drive the emotion that Enter The Paradox so skillfully embraces.  Driving guitar leads, brought to life by Bolen, push the sound of Enter The Paradox to the limit.  Bolen’s unique sound and technical mastery of the guitar brings a forceful and captivating tone to the band, as well as his lyrics which brings a story of love, trust, betrayal, revenge, and mayhem to life.  The vocals of frontman Brian Bolen tie the band together with a unique sound that conveys all of the style, emotion, pain and power that is Enter The Paradox.  Bolen teamed up with Reid Cunningham, in the summer of 2012, and Ben Garland 2014 to complete Enter The Paradox.  With Garland's hardcore-influenced rhythm and vocals, as well as Cunningham’s precise execution of metal and jazz technique on drums; they complete this power house of rock headed straight to the 4th dimension!

  • 00:37

    Either/Or and The Conflict Paradox

    in Self Help

    In many situations we see our decisions as an ‘either/or’ dilemma. Author and Ph.D. Bernie Mayer argues in his new book, The Conflict Paradox, Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes, that the real challenge  is to find a new path that incorporates both approaches. These apparently opposing conflict practices need not be mutually exclusive—in fact, each is necessary to the other.

    Bernie Mayer is a Professor of Dispute Resolution, at The Werner Institute, Creighton University. For over thirty years he has been a leader in the conflict resolution field. Bernie has facilitated many complex environmental conflicts, commercial and organizational disputes, interpersonal conflicts, public decision-making processes, and has an extensive background in family mediation as well. He is a founding partner of CDR Associates, a pioneering conflict intervention firm. Bernie is the author of many books and articles. His lastest book is, The Conflict Paradox, Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes. 

    Stephen Kotev is a Washington D.C. based conflict resolution consultant offering mediation, negotiation and facilitation services, conflict coaching, training and somatic education to private and government clients. He holds a Master of Science degree from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Stephen is a nationally recognized expert on how to maintain your performance under pressure and the Chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Taskforce on Safety in ADR.  

  • 00:57

    Interview with Elle Boca for Unelmoija: Paradox

    in Books


    Amy and her friends uncover the cause of the disappearance of New Lyon, only to face their greatest challenge. Altering the past could mean the end of all humanity, while doing nothing could have dire consequences for those they love. Forced to risk everything and choose between the familiar and the unknown, even the Unelmoija may not be strong enough to evade the paradox.

    Elle is the author of the Miami Weeia urban fantasy series about superhuman. Growing up the only child of a monkey mother and a rabbit father she learned to keep herself entertained and spend time reading.

    Find her on

    Author website: elleboca.poyeen.com/about-elle/

    Twitter: elleboca

    Goodreads: goodreads.com/user/show/26277297-elle-boca

    Amazon: amazon.com/Elle-Boca/e/B00HRCBEYK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

  • 01:15


    in Lifestyle

    Nothing tempers a man more than experience.  I'm wondering why there is so much concern to 'rehabiliate' men who simply lack ability.  That discussion isn't new and where has it taken us? Nowhere! The lamentation plagues the Craft and corrosively undermines the philosophy of masonry.  We intitiate a fellow without knowing him. Proof of his nature and intellect surfaces onlhy after we have welcomed him into lodge, on a hope he won't disappoint. Sometimes it takes months, sometimes years but always the truth comes out.  To only initiate worthy men would require a change of thinking that is beyond the Order. We would be openly selective. Today we act with desparation, recruitment based on a pulse.  One senior of a degree-mill lodge explained this was a steady source of revenue- it kept annual fees low.  I hope one day I learn to overcome the sense of repulsion I felt toward him.  I'm imperfect too and not there yet.

    We need to be so much more candid, honest and accepting than we have been because it is toxic to masonry to determine some members are inadequate.  Not at all. They are what they are. They get what they get. They give what they feel is in their best interest and there is no more.  Move on. Your obligation pointed to a path of enlightenment. That is what you took from initiation, that is your intelligence; your personality; your talents and ambitions.  But how does a good mason justify this sense of hubris?  For a time, the Romans made it an offence to laud your position over another. And to suggest it should and can be corrected? Isn't that a bit wreckless? 

    Nothing distinguises superficial masons more than dissonance between his words and his behaviour. Does he act as his words? or does he even understand what he says?  Where has the spirit of masonry gone?  Perhaps it's hiding with the music.