Author: theelarinstitute

A Collection Of Individuals

It’s circle time for the outcasts. And they are oh so Intriguing.  Re:Sound always curates great stories from the podcast universe into a wonderful single themed podcast sampler platter. Think of this episode as the best of the radio leftovers. The things that didn’t fit perfectly in themes of others, fits here. Referred to as …

Human Library Returns To Orlando!

In early 2012, I organized a Human Library event at Urban Rethink in downtown Orlando. It was an amazing experience where individuals from our city shared their stories one on one. Human Library is designed to promote dialogue, understanding and connection between people with different backgrounds, interests and perspectives. (The first Human Library was organized …

That’s What You Meant?!

A show of shows. Re:Sound is curated stories from all other podcasts out of all (or most of) the English-speaking world. The show’s producers, Johanna Zorn and Dennis Funk, really know how to find some of the most immersive stories.“Talking is easy. Communication is difficult.”Though I recommend this entire episode and all of its world …

Conversations That Matter

Letting people know they matter to us doesn’t always look like words of praise.Sometimes it looks like delivering a piece of communication that has been buried within us asking to be known to the receiver, but we can’t find the courage to say, “I messed up, I made a mistake, I wasn’t my best self …

Wait! What Were We Arguing About?

In Love +Radio Nick van der Kolk conducts “in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime.”    In this episode, How To Argue, we hear from Daryl Davis, who is a musician and he’s black, and he’s made it a goal of his to make friends with white racists. …

On The Air – To A Certain Degree

On June 12, 2017 Jack Graham and myself had the pleasure of being on WPRK’s To A Certain Degree with host Nick Georgoudiou to talk about Living Room Theater, pop culture, and other random nonsense. We met early in the morning at the Starbucks on Park Ave. and walked over to the station with our drinks in hand. …

Feeling Free

There is nothing wrong with anger or any other feeling — feelings are meant to be felt.Often though, we are used by them; because we avoid them, thinking it will keep us from pain, when really, it causes more pain and suffering.I’ve found that the only way is through. The more you try to go …

The Power of Words

Just like a smile, words are contagious.We can use them to build things and people up or break them down.They have an energy to them. From the conversations that you have with the people who are closest to you, to the stranger on their cell phone whose conversation you can’t help but overhear.Words flow out …

Questions We Ask Every Day Without Even Realizing It

I believe that at our deepest level there is a desire to be seen, to know that we’re gotten and that we matter. Beyond our masks, our opinions, perceptions of what the “truth” is in our world. Human to human connection — not race, religion, politics or any other label that defines who we are.When you strip …

What’s On Your Mind?

 Two chairs – Five minutes – Whatever is on your mindNext weekend, we will be sharing The Listening Project at the Central Florida Earth Day festival at Lake Eola. The concept is simple – we listen. As society continues to speed up around us and our interactions become increasingly digitized, we spend less and less …