Changing Minds #11: Deeyah Khan
One of the top documentary filmmakers who knows how to get right to the core of the matter and ask the questions no one else dares to ask. Her bravery and compassion on the frontlines of her topics have led to her receiving awards and recognition from the industry and her peers. Deeyah Khan's films on women's issues and White supremacy are a must see!
Today’s Changing Minds guest, David Kaczynski, always saw his older brother as his best friend and his hero. Despite him being a little different than most older brothers, David really loved, and still loves, his brother Ted. But, when faced with the discovery that his brother was the Unabomber, David turned his brother in to the authorities and today, David discusses with Daryl how this event left both Kaczynski brothers’ lives changed, forever.
Changing Minds #9: Charles Berry, Jr.
Johnny B. Goode had a son and his name is Charles Berry, Jr., @daryldavis’ guest on this week’s Changing Minds. When other kids in his class shared what their daddies did for a living, little Junior would proudly say, "My Daddy's the King of Rock 'n' Roll." Now an adult, the son of the late, great father of Rock'n'Roll---Chuck Berry---talks about his life with Dad.
Changing Minds #8: Jeff Schoep
Jeff Schoep is Daryl Davis’ guest on today’s Changing Minds. Formerly the commander of the NSM (National Socialist Movement), the largest neo-Nazi organization in the United States, after leading the organization for 25 years and promoting the views and values of Adolf Hitler, Jeff has taken responsibility and renounced that ideology. He now devotes his time now to repairing the damage he and those he led have caused over the last quarter century.
Changing Minds #7: Dr. Markus Fath
Daryl’s guest on today’s episode of changing Minds is award-winning German psychologist Dr. Markus Fath, who grew up under the abuse of his Nazi father and now devotes his work to the study of every aspect of violence and conflict. Dr. Fath has devised his own theory from his work, which has led to his awards, acclaim and demand for his expertise in Germany and other countries. Changing Minds with @daryldavis
Changing Minds #6: Eugenie Mukeshimana
The Civil War in the United States is something we learn about in our history books and through watching re-enactments on the battlefields during the summer. Today, @Daryldavis is joined by survivor Eugenie Mukeshimana, who provides us with a real-life, first hand story of what she had to go through to survive a horrific civil war in our modern day society in her country during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
Changing Minds #5: Jesse Morton
Today on Changing Minds, @daryldavis is sharing a story every parent with a teenager should hear. His guest, Jesse Morton, was a college valedictorian turned leading recruiter in the United States for the Islamic extremist group Al Qaeda. After serving his time in prison, Jesse now works with law enforcement and counterintelligence to deradicalize extremists and prevent young people from joining these groups. When it’s internet time, do you know what your children are doing?
Changing Minds #4: Kenny Walker
On today's episode of Changing Minds With @Daryldavis, Daryl is joined by saxophonist to the legendary co-founder of Rock'n'Roll, the late, great Little Richard, who passed away just 2 weeks after this interview was recorded. Kenny talks about his start in the music business, his musical influences, the incredible musicians with whom he has shared the stage, and what it was like to work with a living legend.
On this week's episode of Changing Minds, @daryldavis is joined by award-winning journalist Brian Karem. The two talk about Brian's journalistic code of ethics, his stints in jail after refusing to reveal the identity of a source, his experiences interviewing high profile figures, and why journalism matters.
Reformed skinhead and former member of the white power movement Arno Michaelis is @daryldavis' second guest on Changing Minds. In this episode, Arno and Daryl discuss the nature of fear and hatred, how Arno began to think differently, and his unlikely friendship and work with Pardeep Kaleka, son of one of the victims of a shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek Wisconsin. Stay tuned for more episodes. Changing Minds will be uploaded to your favorite music/podcasting apps soon, we'll make sure to share those links when available. Thank you for listening!
Introducing Changing Minds, a new weekly podcast hosted by @daryldavis. @ottman, CEO and founder of Minds.com, is Daryl Davis' very first guest on Changing Minds. The two discuss how technology drives social media, trends, and society at large, as well as the importance of deradicalization of the Internet, and combating hate, racism, anti-semitism and extremism with free discourse. Stay tuned for more episodes. Changing Minds will be uploaded to your favorite music/podcasting apps soon, we'll make sure to share those links when available. Thank you for listening!