Our Favorite Podcasts
Indira culls through dozens of her favorite podcasts to pick the very best ones to share with you.
Indira’s Episode of the Week: BRENÉ BROWN with Krista Tippett On Being: Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart
After one of the best (let's just say the most powerful) programs I've had the pleasure of being a part of here at PYC, this latest On Being episode felt perfectly aligned to this (my) present moment experience. Students left Saturday morning; I am still basking in the sense of belonging, care and kind-regard that we cultivated together this past month during our 200-hour yoga teacher training. In honor of the recent graduates of Pavones Yoga Center for Mindfulness... this one's for you.
Metta Hour with Stephen Cope & Sharon Salzberg
This episode comes to me by way of Jane DeWitt, director of the upcoming Words To Live By retreat. Jane knows that Stephen Cope is one of my all-time favorite humans on the planet (he's in the top ten, but Jane is in the top five, so I simply HAD to share this episode with all of you). Listen to these two leaders in the world of mindfulness, Stephen Cope and Sharon Salzberg share insight, humor, joy, and wisdom on the path of practice.
Hidden Brain: Life, Interrupted
This episode of Hidden Brain (PS how can you not LOVE Ravi Shankar??) reiterated many of the reasons why I love the digital detox aspect of Pavones Yoga Center's programs. It also illuminates why mindfulness, the practice of deep attention to the present moment, is such a rare treasure in today's scattered world. Listen to this— especially if you've already registered for a PYC yoga teacher training or retreat and are trying to decide what level of digital detox you're up for... ENJOY and happy holidays!
Radio Ambulante Lima's Swiss Map-Maker
Radio Ambulante is my all-time favorite Spanish-language podcast, and one of my top three podcasts of all time. In this episode, a Swiss man moves to Lima and becomes enchanted with the tangle of buses criss-crossing the city in the 1970s. He discovers there is no extant map of Lima and sets about rectifying the situation. Almost four decades later, his maps are still the definitive guides to Lima. I LOVE THIS STORY!!
This American Life: Essay B from September 8, 2017
This week's episode of This American Life tells the story of the first two black students to enroll at an all-white private boarding school in Virginia. The main reason they were there? To benefit the white kids. The opening segment is an eye-opener, the ensuing acts are jaw-droppers. You don't want to miss this one. Enjoy!
Freakonomics - These Shoes Are Killing Me!
At some point near the beginning of any yoga teacher training, I often find myself standing on a soapbox denouncing high heels as the modern equivalent of Chinese footbinding practices. Finally, with this podcast epidsode from Steven Dubner of Freakonomics, I feel vindicated! If you have ever wondered why we put up with what someone in this podcast calls "foot coffins," you will love this episode entitled "These Shoes Are Killing Me!"
PYC Wisdom Cards: The Message of the Moon
The full moon of July falls this Sunday at the end of week one of our summer yoga teacher training. We will be celebrating the full moon with a fire ceremony and invocation. In honor of the process this week's podcast is all about the moon. Indira, Jane and Caru read messages of the moon written by students of the Heart of Practice Meditation Retreat from March 2017.
Beyond The Enemy: Releasing Judgment for Joy
In this fourth episode of the Pavones Yoga Center podcast Indira discusses her intention for 2017: to release judgment for joy. Also includes a segment recorded during a yoga teacher training at PYC in Costa Rica on the topic of drala, from the Tibetan meaning beyond the enemy.
Revisionist History Season 2: A Good Walk Spoiled with Malcolm Gladwell
"GOLFERS BE WARNED. Malcolm Gladwell speaks exquisitely on a topic that has always confounded me: golf courses. As someone known to hop the fences at courses in Costa Rica and abroad to run with dogs, I LOVED this episode. If you need another reason to hate golf: this podcast will not disappoint."
PYC Wisdom Cards Preview: The Message of The Moon
Listen as Indira Kate Kalmbach, Jane DeWitt and Caru Schultz read messages of the moon. Recorded at La Paloma Lodge in beautiful Drake Bay, Costa Rica in March 2017. This is a preview of the Pavones Yoga Center Wisdom Cards that will be available for sale in the fall of 2017.
Hurry: Writing For The Grieving Process
In this week’s podcast of the week Indira reads a short essay she wrote entitled "Hurry" and talks about how writing has helped her to grow into and through the grieving process. At the end Indira recites a favorite poem by Marie Howe that inspired the title of the essay.
- Radiolab: Nukes
- This American Life: It's Working Out Very Nicely
- Found: S1E5 “Used To Play For The Bulls”
- On Being with Krista Tippett: David Whyte
- On Being with Krista Tippett: Mary Oliver
- TED Radio Hour: Everything Is Connected
- TED Radio Hour: The Act of Listening
- Upaya Zen Center: Martha Herbert Complexity & Connectivity
- Planet Money: #538 Project Eavesdrop
- Revisionist History: Hallellujah
- Revisionist History: My Little $100 Million
- Invisibilia: The Problem with the Solution
- Becoming Wise: #20 Trauma & Resilience