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Becoming the People Podcast with Prentis Hemphill

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From Prentis Hemphill, the host and producer of the Finding Our Way podcast comes a new podcast: Becoming the People.


Prentis is in conversation with the thinkers, creators, and doers who are exploring some of the most relevant questions of our time: What will it take for us to change as a species? How do we create relationships that lead to collective transformation, and what will it take for us to heal? 


We hope this podcast helps us uncover the path of how to become the people of our time. Find out more on www.prentishemphill.com

Producers: Prentis Hemphill & devon de Leña
Sound Engineer and Editing: Michael Maine
Research Assistant: Bhavana Nancherla
Original Music by Mayadda

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Join the FOW team as we wrap up season 3. Prentis will be answering your questions and Eddie and devon join in to share our gratitudes and reflections on what the past three seasons have meant to us. Ways to Stay Engaged with us in the Future:Please keep returning to these episodes and sharing them with your community.Check out the FOW sessions which are 11 pre-recorded practices from our guests over the past three seasons.Stay connected with us on Patreon, we have visual journals of the...
Our friend, Sonya Renee Taylor, has returned to grace us with her brilliance in the last guest episode of season 3. Sonya brings her wisdom on integrity, wholeness, and creating the conditions to have our greatest impact in the world.Episode 7 is out now on #applepodcasts #spotify and all the major podcast platforms.Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comFollow us on Instagram @findingourwaypodcastCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: w...
In this episode, author, political strategist, and organizer, Alicia Garza, breaks down what power is, how we build it and why we need it in order to build a more equitable society.Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and is a co-founder of Supermajority, a new home f...
Join us for some moss talk, discovering the infinite from within our own space and how to resist the attention economy with Jenny Odell.Jenny Odell is an Oakland-based artist, writer, and birder whose work attempts to shift our perception of the everyday and cultivate endangered forms of attention. A former studio art instructor at Stanford, she is the author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy and is currently at work on a second book.Find the show notes + transcript on our...
Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio is a Kanaka Maoli wahine artist, activist, scholar and storyteller joins us for episode four. In this episode Jamaica shares her experience as a kiaʻi, a protector of land and water. She helps us understand how aloha ‘āina is a powerful source of learning, love and relationship. We also explore the tenacious power of Hawai’i and how it exists outside of colonial projections.Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comFollow ...
Music, film, content producer, and founder of Question Culture, Richie Reseda, helps us explore the pyramid of patriarchy, how to respond to harm within our communities, and the impact of shame on our connections with each other.Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinstitute.orgFollow us on Instagram @findingourwaypodcastStay up to date on Prentis' work by joining our newsletterThe Find...
Acclaimed writer, performer, and public speaker ALOK joins Prentis for our first guest episode of season 3. ALOK and Prentis connect on their mutual Texan roots, the power of practicing self-forgiveness and compassion, and how friendship is the answer to most of the existential questions in the world.Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinstitute.orgFollow us on Instagram @finding...
Welcome back to season 3 of Finding Our Way. In this episode, Prentis shares what our team has been up to in our time away and where we are heading this season. We hope you accept the invitation to explore the inner workings and intricacies of change with us. Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinstitute.orgFollow us on Instagram @findingourwaypodcastStay up to date on Prent...
As we close out this season of Finding Our Way, Prentis reflects on the journey so far, the questions we continue to move with, and what is still to come for season two. The Finding Our Way Team includes:Prentis Hemphill - Host and ProducerEddie Hemphill - Co-Producer + Editordevon de Leña - Co-Producer + Visual Design
In this episode, Prentis sits with activist, organizer, educator, and author, Mariame Kaba, to discuss abolition and its connection to healing work. This conversation asks us to confront difficult truths about our enacting of relationship, our striving for innocence, and how much we might actually draw pleasure from punishment. Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinstitute.orgFollow us...
In this episode, Prentis is joined by educator, strategist, trainer, speaker, cultural critic, and Dream Defenders co-founder, Phillip Agnew. They discuss his most recent efforts to organize with Black Men Build, the foundational nature of cultural work, and the potential held within the reimagining of our definitions and enacting of masculinity.Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinst...
As we near the closing of season 2, Prentis and Eddie take questions submitted by listeners on this very special Ask Us Anything episode! Listen as they discuss creativity, the lineage of Prentis' work, and what goes into shaping a season. Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinstitute.orgFollow us on Instagram @findingourwaypodcastStay up to date on Prentis' work by joining our newslet...
Priya Parker is a facilitator, strategic advisor, the acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, and one of Prentis' newest friends. Listen as these two reflect on where we've been in the past year, what we have the opportunity to bring forward, and the ever-shifting dynamics of power when two or more people meet.Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinstit...
Joining Prentis today is scholar, somatics practitioner, and co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project, Sean Saifa Wall. In this episode, Saifa explores the truth of black intersex people's navigation through community, western medicine, and through lineage, exposing the inherent harm of adherence to binary. Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinstitute.orgFollow us on Instagram...
Kazu Haga is the founder of the East Point Peace Academy, a core member of the Ahimsa Collective, and the author of Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm. In this episode, Prentis and Kazu examine our definitions and enactments of accountability and pose the question, "Who do we become when harm occurs?" Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinstitute.orgFollow...
In this episode, Prentis sits down with farmer, seedkeeper, and Indigenous seed and food sovereignty activist, Rowen White. Rowen is the founder and Creative Director of Sierra Seeds, an organic seed cooperative focusing on local seed production and education. Listen as these two explore how seeds operate as gateways to our lineage and how our current disconnection manifests as grief. Rowen invites us to remember and reconnect to our histories, the wisdom of our ancestors, a...
In this season's first solo episode, Prentis explores questions brought on by this moment of continual rupture. What do we do when the people and institutions in which we've given trust fail us? What opportunities are presented in rupture? And in these times, what can we choose to embody? The Finding Our Way Team includes:Prentis Hemphill - Host and ProducerEddie Hemphill - Co-Producer + Editordevon de Leña - Co-Producer + Visual Design
In this episode, Vanessa Rochelle Lewis goes deep into her own story of confronting a world that told her she was ugly and unwanted, and her emergence on the other side as her freest self. Follow as she takes us through the journey of discovering her own desirability and how to build more radical and magical possibilities for our own lives. This conversation is deeply imaginative and honest while challenging us all to look hard at how we treat ourselves and others.Find the show notes + transc...
In this episode, author, poet, and professor, Bayo Akomolafe digs into the very notions of activism, hope, and living a life of questioning. This conversation with Prentis and Bayo challenges us to investigate perspective and to peak into the cracks of realities ruptured.Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinstitute.orgFollow us on Instagram @findingourwaypodcastStay up to date on Pren...
In our first guest episode of season 2, Prentis sits down with author and activist Tarana Burke. In this far reaching yet personal conversation, Prentis and Tarana explore the impact of the Me Too movement; the ways in which power shapes our reality; and the necessity for grace in the communities we care for. Find the show notes + transcript on our website: www.findingourwaypodcast.comCome practice with us at The Embodiment Institute: www.theembodimentinstitute.orgFollow us on Instagram @find...
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Alayne Fiore

Hello! Unfortunately Kazu's audio isn't included in this version of the episode. It's only Prentiss.

Apr 1st
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Duncan Dee

potent and beautiful, as always. thank you.

Jan 30th
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