The Theory of Enchantment

The Theory of Enchantment

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From introspection to self-actualization, this podcast is all about how to overcome our own insecurities, be generous with ourselves and with others in the process. Cover art photo provided by NordWood Themes on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@nordwood Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chloe76/support


A Conversation With Bret Stephens
Feb 18 • 51 min
He’s a pulitzer prize winning writer, author, and columnist at the New York Times, but I’m mostly proud to call him my mentor and friend: Bret Stephens joins the ToE universe in this episode for a chat about writing, the purpose of the great books, and…
Sharon Content, Founder of Children of Promise
Feb 10 • 38 min
Children of Promise (CPNYC) is an organization in Bedstuy, Brooklyn that mentors kids whose parents are incarcerated. I regularly volunteer there so I recently sat down with Sharon Content, the founder of the org, to talk about her journey of building,…
Meghan Daum’s Problem With Everything
Jan 22 • 52 min
In this latest episode, I sat down to talk with Meghan Daum about her latest book, ‘The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the Culture Wars.’ We discussed generational divides between Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z, how social media is corroding…
Life & Redemption After Prison: An Interview with Dabney Hall
Jan 13 • 41 min
Dabney Hall spent 40 years of his life in prison. After returning to civilian life, he could have collapsed under the weight of the pressures around him and returned to prison. Instead he worked on improving his habits, became a participant in Fortune…
A Conversation with DJ Tasha Blank
Jan 6 • 60 min
Happy New Year! This episode is dedicated to making you move your booty. Last year I received the incredible opportunity to sit down with DJ Tasha Blank of The Get Down in Brooklyn, New York right before her set at The Good Room. The Get Down is a fun…
IFÉ: A Conversation with Groundbreaking Artist, Otura Mun
Sep 11, 2019 • 94 min
Mr. Otura Mun is the founder of Ifé, a band whose music I discovered in 2017. “Ifé”, a Yoruban term meaning both Love and Expansion, is a Puerto Rican based music group whose debut album is by far one of the greatest albums I’ve ever been blessed to hear.…
The Positive Influencer: Meet Meir Kay
Sep 4, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode we speak with Meir Kay, a social media influencer and internet personality with hundreds of millions of views. People from all over the world flock to Meir’s videos for his positivity, inspiration, and generally good vibes. In this…
A Discussion with Jonathan Haidt
Aug 22, 2019 • 61 min
In this episode we sit down with Professor Jonathan Haidt to discuss his latest book, ‘The Coddling of the American Mind.’ We speak about the challenges to healthy identity formation in the 21st century, the negative effects of social media on the…
Heterodox Academy
Jul 8, 2019 • 37 min
In this interview, we sit down and chat with Deb Mashek, the President of Heterodox Academy. Heterodox Academy is a great non-profit that seeks to bring open inquiry, intellectual humility and depolarization back into institutions of higher learning.…
Fear vs Love: Unpacking the Theory of Enchantment’s Vision For Society
Jun 6, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode, I explain the Theory of Enchantment’s first Operating Principle as well as how it applies to certain pop cultural phenomenon, like the Netflix series, ‘When They See Us,’ and David Letterman’s recent interview with Kanye West. Online…
The Transformation of Arno Michaelis
Mar 21, 2019 • 92 min
If you listen to no other episode of the ‘Theory of Enchantment’ podcast, listen to this one. A few days ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Arno Michaelis, a public speaker and author who was a former white nationalist and who now teaches love,…
‘God is in the Crowd’
Mar 6, 2019 • 67 min
In this episode, I sit down with former Israeli pilot Tal Keinan who wrote a fascinating book called ‘God is in the Crowd.’ Here, we explore how to build community between two poles of the same family — American Jews and Israelis. This interview has…
Mr. Walker & Children of Promise
Feb 7, 2019 • 67 min
Children of Promise is an incredible organization based in Bedstuy, Brooklyn (and expanding!) that mentors children whose parents are incarcerated. In this episode, I had the good fortune of sitting down with Mr. Cecil Walker who is the site director for…
Sabine Bellevue - On How to Start a Business & Healthy Living
Jan 31, 2019 • 37 min
Sabine Bellevue is my natural hair stylist and owns her own hair salon in Brooklyn! In this episode, we discussed both the challenges and opportunities that come with starting your own business and how to have the confidence to forge ahead even when…
Sarah Burch, Motorcyclist Extraordinaire
Jan 24, 2019 • 43 min
Sarah Burch is a dope motorcyclist, curator of great experiences, and one of my best friends. (Seriously, we do everything together.) In this episode, we shoot the shit discussing the process of becoming in New York City, the challenges Generation Z…
Meet Jswipe Founder David Yarus
Jan 18, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the mind of David Yarus, founder of Jswipe and mllnnl, a consultancy whose aim is to cultivate collective consciousness in the millennial generation. Some of the cool things we discussed on this episode include…
Art & Identity - A Conversation with Filmmaker Joseph Kahn
Jan 10, 2019 • 57 min
He’s worked with both Eminem and Taylor Swift producing music videos and other short films but today we’re talking about his groundbreaking film ‘Bodied,’ a feature-length film about hip-hop, battle rapping, race, and the myriad ways in which art…
A Conversation with my Father
Dec 18, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode I talk to my father about his life of overcoming. Growing up in the ninth ward in New Orleans, Mr. Valdary experienced poverty, parental divorce, and other hardships at an early age. Yet because of his love of education, he was able to…
College Degrees, Comedians & Comfy Couches
Nov 5, 2018 • 33 min
Here I interview my good friend Hali Haber and her roommate Alyssa in an experimental podcast discussing everything from great female comedians to college degrees that did nothing for us but were still worth it. Enjoy! —- Support this podcast:…
Finding Your place in New York City
Oct 24, 2018 • 28 min
In this podcast, I sat down with Julie Smelansky to explore how New York city helped shaped our perspective on setting goals for ourselves, the power of following your instincts, and the importance of body positivity. There’s also a brand new segment in…
The Theory of Enchantment
Oct 16, 2018 • 9 min
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