I’m your host, Lucas Land! I have spent a lot of my life learning how to have difficult conversations… often the hard way. Along the way I’ve met some incredible people and learned how wonderful the world can be when I try to understand others, get curious, and ask good questions! I currently live in Bolivia with my family and our dog Orie O. (You can follow him on Instagram at @orie.o_cookie!)
September 28th, 2020 | 59 mins 39 secs
In this episode I talk to Derek DeWitt about conspiracy theories from JFK's assasination and the Tuskegee experiments to QAnon, UFOs and the New World Order. What attracts people to these theories? Are they dangerous? We also share the conspiracy theories that we DO believe in.
September 14th, 2020 | 43 mins 17 secs
In this episode I talk with Reverend Kyndall Rothaus about becoming a female pastor in Texas, trusting women, dealing with misogyny, micro-aggressions, and rape culture. This is part two of my conversation with Kyndall. If you missed the previous episode please go back and listen!
September 7th, 2020 | 43 mins 30 secs
In this episode I talk with Reverend Kyndall Rothaus about becoming a female pastor in Texas, trusting women, dealing with misogyny, micro-aggressions, and rape culture. This is a two part episode. So stay tuned for the second part soon!
August 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
In this episode I talk with Allyson Robinson about ways that role playing games can help us learn how to be more vulnerable, empathetic, and compassionate. Can DnD really save us? How can we create spaces for these games that help us grow and have fun?
August 10th, 2020 | 43 mins 55 secs
In this episode I talk to Alexandra Eidens, the founder of Big Life Journal, about her work to help parents and kids develop a growth mindset.
July 27th, 2020 | 49 mins 28 secs
In part two of my conversation with Mary Beth Kendrick we talk about changing our minds, post-partum depression, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, and visualizing other people's pain.
July 13th, 2020 | 52 mins 9 secs
In this episode I talk to Mary Beth Kendrick about growing up in the same small town and turning out different, how we don’t share common authorities anymore, and the way that we are influenced by our upbringing and now by the almighty algorithm! This is a two-part conversation that takes us on quite a journey and will conclude next week.
June 29th, 2020 | 53 mins 34 secs
In this episode I talk to Monica Bourgeau about her book The Change Code, how we can get past our polarization, and become agents for positive change.
June 15th, 2020 | 44 mins 46 secs
Part 2 of my conversation with my friend Musiki Glover about race, racism, using the word lynching, and her experience growing up as a black woman. Just a heads up since I know there are listeners who listen with their kids, there are a couple expletives dropped in the conversation. Not a lot, but kids notice everything!
June 8th, 2020 | 45 mins 27 secs
In this episode I talk to my friend Musiki Glover about race, racism, using the word lynching, and her experience growing up as a black woman. Just a heads up since I know there are listeners who listen with their kids, there are a couple expletives dropped in the conversation. Not a lot, but kids notice everything!
May 25th, 2020 | 57 mins 21 secs
In this episode we try something a bit different! I’m calling it Practice Makes Better. Today my friend Gary Goodson helps me with an experiment in practicing what we’re preaching. We have a discussion about whether science and faith are compatible and then reflect on how we did trying to have a hard conversation! I hope to make this a regular contribution to the podcast to help demonstrate and reflect on real live difficult conversations!
May 11th, 2020 | 44 mins 7 secs
This is part two of my conversation with Steve Mcdonald about Spiral Dynamics. In this episode we make the leap from Tier 1 to Tier 2 and talk about what the heck that means. If you haven’t listened to part 1 yet, you might want to listen to it first since we are picking up where we left off last week.