Past Events

March 5

Mark Hyman with Paul Hawken

Mark Hyman, MD, is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a twelve-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. Food is our most powerful tool to reverse the global epidemic of chronic disease, heal the environment, reform politics, and revive economies. “Food Fix “is a hard-hitting manifesto that will change the way you think about — and eat — food forever, and will provide solutions for citizens, businesses, and policy makers to create a healthier world, society, and planet.

February 17

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sarah Ban Breathnach is the author of thirteen books including the New York Times bestsellers Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self,  and she is the creator of The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude (with a new edition December 2019).  This talk celebrates the 25th anniversary of Simple Abundance, which continues to lead countless women to more fulfilling, harmonious, and joyful lives. She has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and OWN’s Super Soul Sunday. Additionally, Sarah has been a contributing editor of Good Housekeeping, a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post Writers Group. In 1995, Sarah founded the Simple Abundance Charitable Fund, which has aided over 100 non-profit organizations by awarding over one-million dollars in financial support. 

February 10

An Evening with

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson has released 8 hit-producing albums and starred on the big and small screens. In 2005, she launched the Jessica Simpson Collection, now a billion-dollar global brand distributed in more than sixty-two countries and the most successful celebrity licensing brand in history. In her memoir, she reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she’s kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.

February 7

Amber Tamblyn with Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler interviews Amber Tamblyn about her book, Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution — a passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times from one of the founders of Time’s Up. Amber Tamblyn is an author, actor, and director. She’s been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film, including House M.D. and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Most recently, she wrote and directed the feature film Paint It Black. She is the author of three books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed bestseller Dark Sparkler, and a novel, Any Man, as well as a contributing writer for the New York Times.

February 5

Adam Davidson with Adam McKay

Adam Davidson, the creator of NPR’s Planet Money podcast and Peabody award-winning New Yorker staff writer explains our current economy: laying out its internal logic and revealing the transformative hope it offers for millions of people to thrive as they never have before.  His new books is The Passion Economy: The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century. He is in conversation with Adam McKay, Academy Award winning writer/director/producer (The Big Short, Vice, Succession, BooksmartDead to Me, Hustlers, Saturday Night Live).

February 4

Ezra Klein with Shani O. Hilton

EZRA KLEIN is the editor-at-large and cofounder of Vox, the award-winning explanatory news organization. Vox reaches more than fifty million people across its platforms each month. Klein is also the host of the podcast the Ezra Klein Show, cohost of the Weeds podcast, and an executive producer on Vox’s Netflix show, Explained.  “The American political system—which includes everyone from voters to journalists to the president—is full of rational actors making rational decisions given the incentives they face,” writes political analyst Ezra Klein. “We are a collection of functional parts whose efforts combine into a dysfunctional whole.” In this book, Klein reveals the structural and psychological forces behind America’s descent into division and dysfunction. Neither a polemic nor a lament, Klein offers a clear framework for understanding everything from Trump’s rise to the Democratic Party’s leftward shift to the politicization of everyday culture.

January 27

Neal Katyal with Rob Reiner

Neal Katyal is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a partner at a law firm where he leads one of the largest U.S. Supreme Court practices in the nation. He previously served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States. He has argued more Supreme Court cases in U.S. history than has any minority attorney (39 in total), recently breaking the record held by Thurgood Marshall.  In his new book, Katyal makes the case for the impeachment of  President Trump.  He will be in conversation with Rob Reiner, aclaimed director, actor and activist.
January 16

Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

What’s the one thing a parent can do to make the most difference in the long run? The research is clear: Show up! Now the bestselling authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline explain what this means over the course of childhood. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and of the Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research, and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopmental lens.

December 9

Flea with Alex Cohen

Flea is an Australian-born American musician and occasional actor. In his memoir, Acid for the Children, the iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star. Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical meditations, and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea deftly chronicles the experiences that forged him as an artist, a musician, and a young man. 

December 3

Charles Schwab with David Lazarus

Charles Schwab is the founder, former CEO, and current chairman, of The Charles Schwab Corporation. Among the giants of the financial services industry, he is one of the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders in American business. He recounts his ups and downs as he made stock investing, once the expensive and clubby reserve of the few, accessible to ordinary Americans. In this deeply personal memoir, Schwab describes his passion to have Main Street participate in the growing economy as investors and owners, not only earners.

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