February 14, 2012

Watch Live: Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: February 23rd.

Watch Live:
Watch live video from elephantjournal on www.justin.tv

Videos from last week here. Skip down below for info regarding talk show this week.

Overall preview bit:

Waylon Lewis Monologue is up:

First interview video of Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor is awesome, mostly, and finally up—apologies for delay. In future videos will be up two days after show, but I took forever getting our act together on this one. We’re working on the visual distortion. Great cuts, great music, great sound, great editing, psyched. We’re coming back:

Interview w/ John Douillard on Ayurveda vs. Veganism:


Preview! Via our new friends at Boulder Edge TV:


Ryan van Duzer on Walk The talk Show (skip through the first minute):


Live Taping: Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis:

Dr. John Cobb, President of Naropa University, Daniel Epstein of Unreasonable Institute, Music: Fiddle with Adam Agee


Special Musical Guest Milow!

February 23rd, 2012.

It’s Portlandia, only less funny, and without the self-awareness.

In Boulder? Tickets $3. Note: Children always welcome, free below 18 years old, especially for the talk show portion, which ends by 8 pm.

> Slow Happy Hour at Shine from 5 to 7.

$3.50 Sustainably Farmed Wine
$3 Shine Housemade Beer
$5.50 Martinis
And lots of inexpensive local organic food specials!

> Doors at 5
> Show at 7 (sharp, then doors close)
> Giveaway of Inner Waves Organics yoga attire and Walk the Talk Show season passes

> Our first show of the season, with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, and John Douillard, was not only sold out, we had to turn folks away. If you’re in Boulder, arrive early for happy hour specials! If you’re watching the livestream, we will improve camera angle. Make sure you’re on a good wifi connection.

> Press? Click here for photos available for your use.

> Not in Boulder, but want to watch / ask a question? Watch live. Or email us questions ahead of time. Pro videos with good sound will be ready within the week.

> At bottom of this post, a bunch of random old talk show photos including a conversation with Seane Corn.

RSVP on Facebook, whether you’ll watch live (register ‘maybe’) or attend (register ‘yes’).

> To register or for schedule or news, you can always click the Walk the Talk Show logo top right of any page of elephantjournal.com.

> You must reserve your ticket here in order to attend, and show ID to match at the door. All info here.

We’re back! If you can’t come, you can watch on live-stream. If you can’t come or don’t want to watch on live-stream, still please lie to our faces by clicking “maybe” you’ll come, for morale’s sake! First three shows are free to the first 50 attendees—who will—get this—get a golden ticket good for free admittance to all shows, all season-long. We will not be repeating that offer. Guests in the past have included Deepak Chopra, Michael Pollan, Amy Goodman, Dr. Weil, Arianna Huffington…and we expect to have guests of this caliber again, plus live music.

Featured Guests: Daniel Epstein, John Cobb, Milow.

Daniel Epstein is the Founding President of The Unreasonable Institute. The Unreasonable Institute is dedicated to uniting, incubating, and financing 25 young bold and unreasonable social entrepreneurs from around the world! Our mission is simple: to give social entrepreneurs wings!

In essence we are a social entrepreneurship incubator created to host summer institutes where a confluence of young, brilliant, social entrepreneurs undergo rigorous and practical training involving personal and entrepreneurial skill development, intensive collaboration and work-shopping, and involved guidance from mentors in order to bring their ideas to fruition. Once an idea is refined, Unreasonable Fellows have the opportunity to showcase it via an online marketplace to attract seed funding.

Our column series with Unreasonable is here.

The Naropa Board of Trustees has appointed John Whitehouse Cobb, former President of Naropa University from 1993 – 2003 to serve as Acting President, effective October 17, 2011.

John Whitehouse Cobb was appointed President of Naropa University in January, 1993. He served in that capacity until June, 2003, presiding during a time of significant student growth and expansion of programs and physical plant. The Naropa Institute became Naropa University during his tenure. He served on Naropa’s Board of Trustees from 1985 to 2003.

He also designed and taught a course in leadership: “The Art and Ethic of Leadership” in Naropa’s MA Environmental Leadership Program, and “Freedom is Just Another Word: The Evolution of the Bill of Rights” in the college.

He is the author of two books of poetry: Searching for the Moment: Poems on Occasion at Naropa University (fosilpres 2003) and Footnotes to the Inexplicable: A Memoir in Verse (Slickrock Press 2007). He is the proud holder of an honorary MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.

Featured Music Guest!

Belgian singer-songwriter Milow (born Jonathan Vandenbroeck) is one of Europe’s most extraordinary contemporary DIY artists. This dynamic young man has played over 400 shows in twenty different countries over the last four years, all while running his own record label. Milow is a gifted singer and storyteller who combines folk with beachside pop elements. His unmistakable voice, fascinating stories and captivating stage presence have made his live concerts wildly popular. The video for Milow’s breathtaking acoustic cover of 50 Cent’s song “Ayo Technology” went viral on YouTube with over 65 million views to date. His latest album, “North & South,” is an effortlessly chilled summer soundtrack that ultimately establishes Milow as a true artist in his own right. Listen here.


Every other Thursday. Register by clicking Walk the Talk Show logo top right of elephantjournal.com and RSVP at walkthetalkshowfeb23.eventbrite.com

Only those registered with ID will be allowed admittance. No late arrivals. This is a closed taping.

Not in Boulder? We’ll post the videos on elephantjournal.com, click talk show logo top right of elephantjournal.com
{Video to come soon from February 9th Walk the Talk Show ft. Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor of Yoga Workshop, John Douillard}.

Want to work for Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis? We’re looking for an Event Coordinator.

Press Release:

Leading Green National Walk The Talk Show With Waylon Lewis Announces New Bi-monthly Series

Series Features Mindful “Enlightainment” With Live Tapings Held in Boulder, Colo. Videos Featured on PBS Rockies, Huffington Post, Care2, elephantjournal.com, And Others.

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, a leading green national talk show produced in Boulder, Colorado (since 2008) announces its return. Once a popular, trail-blazing internet-based show, it was canceled after elephant magazine put out its last issue and went online, becoming elephantjournal.com. After four years of rebuilding, during which Walk the Talk Show has only taken place 20 times (featuring guests such as “Yoga Mogul” John Friend, Michael Pollan, Dr. Andrew Weil, Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking), Walk the Talk Show is back. And this time it’s got one of the leading “mindfulness” web sites in the world behind it. elephantjournal.com has been voted #1 in green on twitter two years running, and has 1,020,000 unique readers a month (Google Analytics).

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis will offer bi-monthly public tapings to be held at Boulder’s new eco Shine Restaurant, in a private event space. The talk shows will be taped and live-streamed in front of a live studio audience of 100 people and produced as video segments hosted on PBS Rockies, Huffington Post, Care2, elephantjournal.com along with elephant’s many allied sites. With a combined social media firepower of 200,000 facebook fans and 150,000 twitter followers, not to mention the popularity of the many guests and bands, Walk the Talk Show aims to be the first ubiquitous online-only talk show in television history.

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis focuses on issues and personalities in sustainability, adventure, spirituality, education, consumerism, food, ecofashion, politics, wellness, the arts—“anything that helps us to live a good life that also happens to be good for others and our planet.”

“We’ve interviewed senators, congressmembers, Deepak Chopra, Bill McKibben…we’ve appeared at Sundance, Natural Products Expos, music and yoga festivals. We’ve headlined the historic Boulder Theater. But we’ve never had the chance to expand nationally—internationally—with a strong social and new media base. I’m very much looking forward to the opportunity to share the word about living a good, fun life beyond our core or choir,” Waylon Lewis says.

Adapting the classic talk show format—monologue, segment, two interviews and a band, with a houseband—Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis is free online, and open to the public in Boulder. The show will take place from 7 to 8 p.m., every other Thursday of every month. The first show of the season, on February 9th, 2012, featured leading yoga teacher Richard Freeman and chef Mary Taylor of the Yoga Workshop, and John Douillard, leading Ayurvedic author. The upcoming live taping on Thursday, February 23, 2012 will feature Daniel Epstein of Unreasonable Institute, John Cobb, President of Naropa University, and musical guest Milow.

Tickets are $3. Kids under 18 free.

Slow Happy Hour with eco drinks at 5. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The show will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. There will be no admittance after the doors are closed at 6:50 pm, as this is a live taping. Following the show, an after-party will take place at Shine with local eco happy hour deals for Walk the Talk Show guests until 9:00 p.m.

Videos of the Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis are available for viewing on elephantjournal.com, as well as on pages of 20 partner host websites for a total of (tentatively) 30,000,000 unique viewers, making Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis—in only its second full season—the largest online talk show nationally.

To reserve your ticket to attend the live event, the public can RSVP at:


Only the first 100 to reserve tickets will gain admittance. ID required. No drop-ins.

For more information about scheduling, streaming or attending upcoming Walk the Talk Shows or to watch past videos or interviews: http://www.elephantjournal.com/walkthetalkshow

For first look at videos, first news about reserving tickets, follow/fan:


About Walk The Talk Show With Waylon Lewis

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, named top 10 nationally in green by MNN, aims to be “half Charlie Rose—serious, thoughtful, in-depth—and half Jon Stewart—fun yet intelligent, fast-paced”—and is dedicated to bringing the good news beyond the choir and to the masses via fun, yet fundamentally serious conversations with inspiring figures, both famous and everyday. Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, elephantjournal.com and host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, has been named Changemaker and Eco Ambassador Reader’s Choice by Treehugger in Culture & Celebrity 2010, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, Eco Entrepreneur of the Year by Naturally Boulder and Green Hero by Planet Green (Discovery).

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis takes place live in Boulder, Colorado and at festivals and events around the country. In the past, Waylon Lewis has interviewed such luminaries as Michael Pollan, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Alice Walker, Dr. Andrew Weil, Richard Freeman, Rabbi Zalman Shalomi-Schacter, Anne Waldman, John Perkins, Byron Katie, Seane Corn, Bill McKibben, Paul Hawken, Treehugger’s Graham Hill, Chris Sharma, Sharon Salzberg, Natalie Goldberg, Sister Prejean, Brad Feld, John Friend, Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg, Robert Thurman and Amy Goodman and featured music with Flogging Molly, Krishna Das, Paper Bird, The Motet and Nawang Khechog. Off site, our show has appeared at Patagonia, LOHAS, Eco Gift, Natural Products Expo, prAna, Naturally Boulder, Naropa University, Wanderlust Festival, Hanuman Festival, Co-Housing Conference and many other worthy organizations.

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis videos are hip, fun, accessible, professional and available through elephantjournal.com (voted #1 for #green content on Twitter in US for two years running, and a Top 10 US #green and #spirituality web site), Huffington Post (where Waylon has a popular column), Care2, Intent.com, Twilight Earth and a dozen other partner sites.

For more information about Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, visit: www.walkthetalkshow.com or email us: [email protected]

Congressman Jared Polis at a Walk
the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis.
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