We are elephant—and this is elevision.

Via on Jun 14, 2008

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A highlight reel we here at elephantjournal.com put together as a preview for our 2008 Walk the Talk Show—then known as “elevision“—with Uma’s father/Dalai Lama’s righthand man/TIME Magazine Top 100 Influentials Robert Thurman, Celtic Punk’s Flogging Molly and others at the Boulder Theater.

The below vid doesn’t include host Waylon Lewis’ more recent conversations and appearances with

Michael Pollan,

Dr. Andrew Weil,

Wanderlust Festival (including Entourage’s Adrian Grenier’s endorsement of our editor for Boulder City Council),

Yoga Mates/Gaiam,

Greenopolis,

LOHAS (Summer Rayne Oakes, Collin,

Dead Man Walking’s Sister Helen Prejean,

Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg,

billionaire tech guru Brad Feld,

Congressman Jared Polis

CP + B’s Alex Bogusky

or yoga star John Friend.

An updated reel is coming soon, just as soon as our new season gets rolling. This time ’round, Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis is hosted on the Naropa University campus in Boulder, Colorado—and distributed nationally across 20 leading green sites.

About Walk The Talk Show

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis is fun, yet fundamentally serious. We aim to be "The Daily Show of mindfulness," spreading the good news beyond the choir to those who weren't sure they gave a care. Our videos are featured on more than 20 sites, including elephantjournal.com. Fan us on facebook too.

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23 Responses to “We are elephant—and this is elevision.”

  1. Liewis says:

    nice! who’s the featured artist/song?

  2. This is the SICKEST video I’ve ever seen in my LIFE!

  3. elephant journal admin says:

    Music by MGMT (pronounced Managment) and the song is called “Kids”

  4. lauren says:

    AWESOME!!!
    you are so awesome alex
    i love elephant!

  5. elephant journal admin says:

    Media, as Lester Brown says, is the key to getting each one of us, adding up to billions of conscious consumers/active citizens, to ‘be the change we wish to see in the world.’ It’s time to change the world. And ourselves, along the way.

  6. JDC says:

    nice work ALEX, just wondering if you can put more WAYLON in the next video, never seem to see enough of him, he is so shy……..

  7. Lindsey Wolf lindsey says:

    Oh my god, I just keep watching it over and over. Really, I need to get off the computer and start my day here…at least I can do so feeling better. This video makes me feel comforted and enlivened all at once. Nice job Alex! And to all the elephants that are helping to connect us and get us moving – thank you! This is so good…

  8. lina says:

    great job, Alex. what a great video. MAde me smile!!! keep on, guys.

  9. Scott James says:

    Damn, that is cool, Alex. Well done. About as cool as the most recent addition to my signature line (below).

    Going to go find the MGMT on iTunes now…

    - Scott James
    Fair Trade Sports
    Blog: http://www.fairtradesports.com
    2008 Elephant Mindful Life Award recipient

  10. elephant journal admin says:

    Held together by baling wire, duct tape and elbow grease, we’re on our way. Lester Brown http://www.elephantjournal.com/2008/04/lester-brown-full-interview/ says: we’ve got the next two years to reverse the course of society, environmentally-speaking–hopefully a Jon Stewartesque fun yet fundamentally serious mainstream nightly talk show could help broaden ‘green’ to folks of all stripes. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2008/05/step-six/

  11. elephant journal Waylon Hussein Lewis says:

    Dear Joe/JDC:

    Dontchu worry, Alex’s next brilliant videos will be alllll Waylon, all the time…we’ll cut out whatever amazing person I’m interviewing and just focus on my facial expressions.

    Seriously, remember we’re trying to put together a talk show…there’s no time to be shy, we all gotta stick our necks on the cutting board, put ourself out there. As Nelson Mandela did or didn’t remind you and even horrible stupid imperfect insecure me:

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

    I think Marianne Williamson actually said, this. In any case, I wanna use fame to get out the good word on good things–instead of to encourage consumption ala Paris Hilton. Best to you, bro– Yrs., Way

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  13. lauren says:

    ok – i think i have watched this about 20 times! i love it i love it i love it! it makes me inspired and sad (about what has happened in the world thus far) and hopeful and excited and puts a smile on my face all at the same time! you guys are so super!
    keep it up ele!
    and alex!
    xo

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