About This Show
How do we shift our political views on criminal justice, gun control, and climate change? How do we overcome racism and homophobia? How do we recover from alcoholism and other forms of addiction? Reckonings explores how people fundamentally change their hearts and minds. Guests range from policymakers to high school students, and business leaders to artists — all of whom share a willingness to wrestle with transformation.
If you're new to the show, start with Behind the Mic 1 for a quick intro (http://bit.ly/1VypoeX), and then episode 13 featuring two cross-class relationships (http://www.reckonings.show/episodes/13) or episode 9 featuring a former Trump supporter (http://www.reckonings.show/episodes/9). Alternatively, use the right side nav to find episodes that pique your fancy (http://www.reckonings.show/episodes).
Reckonings is produced by Stephanie Lepp, and our theme music was composed by Chris Peck.
Most Recent Episode
#13 || Navigating wealth within cross-class relationships
'I was taught that money is not something you talk about, because once people know you have it, you’ll get taken advantage of.' Like many young members of the 1%, Michelle inherited immense wealth at an early age. In a separate but parallel tale, so did Abe. For many years, they didn't talk about their wealth or know what to do with it, and ultimately denied its existence. Being involved in cross-class relationships only thickened the plot. Then Michelle and Abe discovered Resource Generation, an organization mobilizing young people with wealth around redistribution.
How is learning to talk about wealth essential to doing something with it? How do we navigate wealth disparity within the context of cross-class relationships? And how might that be a microcosm for alleviating wealth disparity in our country? Tune in for a rich, two-story episode.
CORRECTION: This episode mistakenly refers to Abe’s trust, which he doesn't have.