The Leftscape

The Leftscape

Latest Episodes

Bipolar Us: The State of Mental Health (Episode 146)
September 20, 2023

Janet Coburn writes about mental health on her award-winning blog, Bipolar Me. She draws her insights from direct experience, as she has lived with bipolar disorder for decades. Her book of valuable m

In Conversation Against Fascism (Episode 145)
September 07, 2023

Alice Leibowitz is a longtime activist and facilitator who provides support for progressives and changemakers to find hope and keep their sanity in the face of rising fascism and other global crises.

20 Years of CineKink (Episode 144)
July 06, 2023

Lisa Vandever is the co-founder and director of CineKink Film Festival, which is just entering its 20th anniversary season. A writer, producer and consultant in film and communications, Lisa was forme

Big Sister Plaster Caster (Episode 143)
June 21, 2023

Vince Osborn resides in Chicago, is an avid cyclist, and is a devoted music enthusiast. He is a Founder of the Museum of Post-Punk and Industrial Music in Chicago, which was established by drummer Mar

Designs on Body Inclusivity (Episode 142)
June 07, 2023

Founded in 2014, Jenn Iannaconi's company, Valkyrie Apparel, is a passion project born of spite and rage -- rage towards an exclusionary fashion industry that neither understands nor wants to understa

Korean War and Peace, Part 2 (Episode 141)
May 17, 2023

- Our interview with Kurt Esslinger in the last show was too good to leave any on the cutting room floor. As a refresher, Kurt Esslinger works on behalf of the Presbyterian Church USA with an ecumen

Korean War and Peace, Part 1 (Episode 140)
May 04, 2023

Kurt Esslinger is assigned by the Presbyterian Church USA to work with an ecumenical council of churches in Korea to help with their campaign for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Having grown up in Texa

Forging a Path, Keeping a Tradition (Episode 139)
April 19, 2023

Suzan Nickelson is the CEO and Director if Operations of Holistic Solutions, a cannabis dispensary in Waterford Township, New Jersey. It is the 33rd medical cannabis dispensary to open in New Jersey a

Hard-Wired for Touch (Episode 138)
April 03, 2023

Edie Weinstein is a colorfully creative journalist, licensed social worker, psychotherapist, and the author of The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming The Ordinary Into The Extraordinary. She is also

Invited In: Hearing Our Queer Kids (Episode 137)
March 22, 2023

Dr. Lulu, aka the Momatrician, is a Nigerian-born pediatrician, parent coach, author, and the CEO of Dr. Lulus Life Coaching Lounge. She is the mother of a transgender young adult and works with pare