With Karen Judd Smith

*In honor of John Lewis and all those making Good Trouble to make our world a better place.

WEDNESDAYS @ 1:00 PM Eastern


The Human Element

Streams Live Wednesdays
May & June

  • Week V: Conversations that Matter (and How to Turn Them into Gold)
    —Wednesday June 14th, 2023 @ 11:00 AM EDT

(Topics Subject to Change)


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Previous Shows


Previous Podcasts

Personal Development

Getting through significant life events

Mindfulness Can Reverse The Effects Of Disease & Aging

by Ellen Langer | Your Mindset Rules

New Paths to Meaning: Jung & Aging

by James Hollis | Psychology

The End Of Life: A Chaplain's Perspective

by Marilyn Morris | Spirituality

Scarcity or Abundance?

by Piero Manrique | The Eye of the Artist

Social Change

Impacting our social systems and organizations

Pulling at Psychological and Geopolitical Threads

by Charles Strozier | Inside Violent Extremism

The Missing Dimension Of Statecraft?

by Douglas Johnston | Religion

Perspectives on The Russian Mindset From The Borders of Lithuania and Downtown Brooklyn

by Judith Sedaitis | Culture and Politics


The Show

See how successful change leaders in development, politics, science and technology, business, culture and sports transform the burden of today’s problems and adversity into the gold of personal strength and dramatic social change. 

About Karen

Host, thought leader, and best-selling author Karen Judd Smith brings us the inside stories from today’s leading change-makers.

Other Programs

In addition to her show, Karen actively strengthens the change leaders around the globe through her training, mentorship and networking for mission driven leaders and change makers.

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