Mark Matousek Podcast Series

Welcome to the Mark Matousek Podcast Series, featuring enlightening conversations with respected authors, teachers, and visionaries.

A Conversation with Adyashanti
April, 2014
Mark talked to Adyashanti about the enlightened mind and how Christianity has lost its way.
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A Conversation with Kathleen Adams
October, 2013
Kay talked to Mark about her love of journal keeping and why this ancient form of self-counsel continues to this day.
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A Conversation with Ellen Bass
March, 2014
Mark talked to Ellen about the link between trauma and creativity.
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A Conversation with Martha Beck
January, 2013
Mark talked to Martha about the path of the way finder, and the benefits of living a seeker’s life.
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A Conversation with Sheila Bender
October, 2013
Sheila talked to Mark about why criticism doesn’t work and how to help writers who are just beginning.
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A Conversation with Tara Brach
March, 2014
Mark talked to Tara about the link between compassion and healing.
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A Conversation with Adam Bucko
March, 2015 Mark talked to Adam about his revolutionary mission to help young people discover a spiritual life in the 21st century and how to live deeply from the heart in service of compassion and justice.
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A Conversation with Peter Buffett
February, 2014
Mark talked to Peter about his personal journal and the experience of “recently becoming, publically, Warren Buffett’s son.”
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A Conversation with Julia Cameron
October, 2013
Julia Cameron recently spoke to Mark about the creative process, Morning Pages, and the challenges of a training a new puppy, from her home in Taos, New Mexico.
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A Conversation with Susan Conley
October, 2014
Susan talked to Mark about how stories come to her and consume her in the years it takes to finish a book.
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A Conversation with Martha Cooley
April, 2012
An intimate talk with the author of classic book, The Archivist.
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A Conversation with Natalie Goldberg
October, 2013
In this interview, Natalie shares what this true secret is and why she loves to write.
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A conversation with Henry Grayson
October, 2013
The mind-body pioneer talks to Mark about his new book, Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind, and why psychotherapists need to open theirs.
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A Conversation with Jane Hirshfield
March, 2015
Mark talked to her about writing as a spiritual practice and why art is necessary to human survival.
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A Conversation with A.M. Homes
May, 2012

The bestselling fiction writer, memoirist, and “L Word” contributor talks about juggling motherhood with writing and why novels take her so long to finish.
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A Conversation with Roger Housden
January, 2014

Mark talked to Roger about his latest book, which offers a way to recognize and embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to dogmatic religion. cancer, and why, as Dostoevsky believed, “beauty will save the world.”
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A Conversation with Jen Louden
October, 2013
Mark talks to Jen about how writing enriches the details of life and why we need an inner life.
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A Conversation with Robert McKee
October, 2013
Robert talks to Mark about how stories have enabled our species to survive, how and why narratives work, and why we need to promote enlightening story telling if our civilization is to survive.
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A Conversation with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
October, 2014
Caryn talked to Mark about the sacred power of words, surviving cancer, and why, as Dostoevsky believed, “beauty will save the world.”
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A Conversation with Thomas Moore
March, 2014
Mark talked to Thomas about how to live a soulful life.
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A Conversation with Linda Joy Myers
October, 2013

Linda Joy talked to Mark about falling in love with writing in her great-grandmother’s feather bed and why everyone has a story to tell.
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A Conversation with Mark Nepo
December, 2012
The spiritual writer, poet, and philosopher talks to Mark about his book, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen.
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A Conversation with Mary O’Malley
December, 2014
Mark talks to Mary about her common sense teachings, her latest book, and her personal journey of awakening.
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A Conversation with Pythia Peay
April, 2015
Mark talked to Pay about the legacy of fathers and daughters and her obsession with the American ethos.
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A Conversation with James Pennebaker
October, 2013
The godfather of therapeutic writing talks to Mark about the surprising power of personal writing as medicine.
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A Conversation with Esther Perel
February, 2013
The author of Mating in Captivity talks to Mark about why sex and marriage can be such contentious bed fellows.
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A Conversation with Kim Rosen
November, 2013
Kim talked to Mark about the healing power of poetry and how poems can change our daily life.
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A Conversation with Sharon Salzberg
March. 2014
Mark talked to Sharon about healing and the practice of lovingkindness.
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A Conversation with Kevin Sessums
March, 2015
Kevin talked to Mark about his walks on the wild side and how he came to undertake the spiritual pilgrimage recounted in his latest book I Left It on the Mountain.
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A Conversation with Nancy Slonim Aronie
October, 2013
Nancy talked to Mark about how writing the truth transforms us and why she believes in the power of healing art.
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A Conversation with Clark Strand
March, 2015
Mark talked to Clark about what we’ve lost in an electrified age and the soul’s hunger for the gifts of darkness.
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