Peace Matters

36 EpisodesProduced by Inventive Links

A show for concerned citizens everywhere, that lights a way through our turbulent times. Host Maya Mathias uses each week's news to frame what matters, and pulls from her multifaceted experience to share what counts. Tune in for:– Curated stories that impact us as fellow humans– Tools for inner peac… read more

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Episode 35: Why Is Inclusion So Hard?

June 19th, 2019

11:42

In today's show, I talk about inclusion via:


- Taylor Swift's newest music video, and how it represents a new season of political activism for her

- …

Episode 34: Fathers' Day Special - Our Shared History of Masculinity

June 17th, 2019

12:59

In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on reliving history with:


- a tribute to an honorable (and famous) father

- the pain that some fathers inflict, and what a brave woman has done to flip the script

- a …

Episode 33: Funding For 9/11 Victims - Are Legislators Indifferent, or Misunderstood?

June 12th, 2019

11:35

In today's show, I talk about reliving history via:


- a viral video of comedian and 9/11 victims advocate Jon Stewart testifying to Congress to secure victim compensation funds

- the other side of this funding story

- …

Episode 32: We Didn't Start The Fire, But We'll Try to Fight It

June 9th, 2019

17:17

In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on the power to govern with:


- inspiration from a Billy Joel song, and some fascinating people in their 90s

- a tribute to a music icon who was celebrated this week

- an …

Episode 31: Who Should Govern?

June 4th, 2019

13:10

In today's show, I talk about the power to govern via:


- reflecting on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests

- where the power …

Episode 30: When Helping Becomes a Way of Life

June 3rd, 2019

16:15

In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on service with:


- 1 4-point prescription for public service success

- how art is being used to serve a community in rich and innovative ways

- a book that illuminates …

Episode 29: Can We Help Months After a Tornado?

May 29th, 2019

11:01

In today's show, I talk about the idea of service via:


- helping tornado victims long after the storm

- how a community rescues a missing person, who then shares her profound lessons learnt with that community

- where …

Episode 28: Mind Games, And a May Resignation

May 27th, 2019

13:29

In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on the battle over women's minds and bodies with:


- the pressure faced by worldly women in America …

Episode 27: Women's Bodies - Control or Respect?

May 22nd, 2019

11:43

In today's show, I talk about the battle over women's bodies via:


- a resurgence of the abortion debate in America

- how supportive men can become a …

Episode 26: Why Proxy Wars Often Hurt Us

May 20th, 2019

15:25

In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on proxy wars with:


- the fallout from engaging in proxy wars

- how we can heal, or learn, from …

Episode 25: Do Distant Battles Create Good Gains?

May 15th, 2019

13:59

In today's show, I talk about fighting distant battles via:


- the proxy wars that are happening right now, and our shared history of fighting them

- how we keep battles at arm's length in our personal and professional …

Episode 24: Trading In Sustainable Circles

May 13th, 2019

14:33

In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on trade and the environment with:


- thoughts on initial moves to a circular economy

- where we …

Episode 23: Trading Our Planet Away?

May 8th, 2019

15:07

In today's show, I talk about trade and the environment via:


- a new report on the state of our biodiversity, released by the United Nations

- a new life celebrated with trans-Atlantic joy

- what to look forward to in …

Episode 22: Some United Fronts

May 6th, 2019

18:29

In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on where and whether unity prevails with:

- some campaign messages from 2020 US presidential hopefuls

Episode 21: Can Unity Prevail?

May 1st, 2019

14:55

In today's show, I talk about whether unity can prevail via:


- (literal) bridge-building talks between America's president and Congressional …

Episode 20: Fighting Invisible Foes

April 29th, 2019

15:19

In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on fighting foreign and domestic enemies with:

- some reasons why we're either overwhelmed by, or suspicious of, the threats we're dealing with in our communities and …

Episode 19: Enemies Foreign...and Domestic?

April 24th, 2019

18:14

 In today's show, I talk about protecting our national sovereignty via:


- remembering what the Mueller report was about in the first place

- how some countries' citizens are responding to their inept leaders

- what to …

Episode 18: Where We Seek Refuge

April 22nd, 2019

16:12

In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on symbols of peace and refuge with:


- my thoughts on all the violent and confusing news stories on …

Episode 17: What Does Notre Dame Symbolize?

April 17th, 2019

13:42

 In today's show, I talk about the symbols we value and protect via:


- the unexpected Notre Dame cathedral fire, and what it aroused in people

- …

Episode 16: Causes and Consequences Go Beyond Borders

April 14th, 2019

17:31

 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on border security with:


- my take on other borders, or lack thereof, in our modern world that we need to pay attention to

- thoughts on why some lawmakers and citizens …

Episode 15: Who's Right About Border Security?

April 10th, 2019

15:10

 In today's show, I talk about the crisis at America's Southern border via:


- the perspectives of the parties concerned

- some practical …

Episode 14: When Humor, In Another Room, Wouldn't Smell As Sweet

April 8th, 2019

18:41

  In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on perceptions of inappropriate behavior with:


- my take on how former VP Joe Biden addressed the allegations made against him

- a reflection on how to play to a room …

Episode 13: Comforting Hugger or Callous Human?

April 3rd, 2019

17:15

In today's show, I talk about balancing affection and respect via:


- allegations of inappropriate behavior by a former Vice President of the United …

Episode 12: Voicing New Power

April 1st, 2019

19:51

 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on the new faces of power with:


- my take on why there are so many emerging faces of power that we may not be accustomed to

- a perspective on the journey to deep and …

Episode 11: Who Embodies Power?

March 27th, 2019

20:27

In today's show, I talk about the changing face of power by:


- sharing some of the eye-opening events I'm attending this week

- walking you through the way I navigate identity-based minefields

- giving you a sneak peek …

Episode 10: The Changing Face of (Your) Great Work

March 25th, 2019

25:45

 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on great places to work with:


- reflections on the release of the Mueller report, and the ongoing Brexit process

- a recap of how to create great places to work, and …

Episode 9: Are You In a Great Place to Work?

March 20th, 2019

16:00

 In today's show, I talk about the growing importance of happiness at work by:

- reflecting on why we seek happiness at work like never before

- sharing highlights from a conference I'm attending this week

- revealing …

Episode 8: And The Youth Shall Lead Us

March 18th, 2019

16:48

 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts and stories with:


- more on the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes worldwide

- reflections on Beto O'Rourke's 2020 campaign announcement

- the mass shooting in …

Episode 7: Grounding Airplanes - Rash or Prudent?

March 13th, 2019

13:34

In today's show, I explore our rash vs prudent natures via:


- almost 20 countries deciding to ground the aircraft model that has crashed twice in …

Episode 6: The Comfort of Clear Evidence

March 11th, 2019

20:44

 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on navigating murkiness via:


- Michael Cohen's hearing, Ilhan Omar's messaging, R. Kelly's & …

Episode 5: He Said, They Said?

March 6th, 2019

14:55

 In today's show, I explore the murky context of:

- investigative probes going into high gear in the US Congress, against the sitting President

- the new documentary leveling sexual abuse allegations against Michael …

Episode 4: Healing a Country's Soul

March 3rd, 2019

23:11

 In today's show, I round up this week's exploration of values via:

- how two American Senators transcended their political differences, and made …

Episode 3: Eastward Bound - Essential or Existential (Threat)?

February 27th, 2019

15:06

In today's show, I explore the theme of East vs West via:

- initial thoughts on the Hanoi Summit between the US and North Korea, where denuclearization talks are happening this week

- reflections on how US-Vietnam …

Episode 2: A Return to Decency

February 25th, 2019

18:10

In today's show, I explore the theme of decency and share:


- whether potential presidential candidate Howard Schultz can win in 2020


- a …

Episode 1: To President or Not to President?

February 20th, 2019

12:24

In today's show, and in honor of America's Presidents' Day, I'm exploring the theme of presidential leadership, by way of:

- the candidates throwing their hat in the ring for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Trailer: Why Peace Matters

February 7th, 2019

2:50

 What is this elusive thing we call peace? And why does it seem to be in short supply right now? Listen as Maya Mathias, peaceful leadership advocate …

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