Eleanor Roosevelt famously said that "poor minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, and great minds discuss ideas." Integral minds, we would add, discuss all three.

In Integral Life's The Daily Evolver series, host Jeff Salzman explores some of the greatest and most pressing news stories of our time, lending some much-needed perspective to the people, events, and ideas that shape the world around us. The Daily Evolver uses the Integral lens to help make sense of the complexity, anxiety, and turbulence that surrounds our lives, offering a regular touchpoint for one of the most important practices of all: the practice of staying informed.



Episode 156
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

My colleagues Diane Hamilton and Terry Patten are here at my home, preparing for the Integral Living Room gathering which begins tomorrow. They arrived a day early, yesterday (November 8), so we could celebrate Hillary Clinton's victory together. Ha ha! Instead we, like millions of people, are trying to come to terms with the victory of Donald Trump.

Episode 155
Friday, October 28, 2016

This podcast is my attempt to use an integral lens to peer into Donald Trump. Unfortunately, the picture  it reveals may be even more dangerous than we thought. But only if he wins. If he loses I believe the Year of Trump will actually turn out to have been a tonic for our culture.

Episode 154
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Jeff Salzman, Diane Musho Hamilton, and Terry Patten try to wrap their mind (and hearts) around the insanity of the 2016 Presidential Election.

Episode 153
Thursday, September 8, 2016

If there's one thing that people on both ends of the political spectrum can agree on, it's this: the system is rigged. But an integral view asks, "which system?" In this episode Jeff explores what corruption actually looks like, and how it relates to the US presidential election.

Episode 152
Monday, August 8, 2016

Jeff Salzman offers some optimistic reflections around the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia after offering a brief memorial for our dearly departed friend (and Daily Show producer) Brett Walker.

Episode 151
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In this episode of The Daily Evolver, Jeff offers an integrally-informed retrospectie of Bernie Sanders' incredible Presidential campaign. He also offers some comments around Donald Trump's apparent inability to moderate his speech and reign in his petulant behavior, as well as the inability of the media to hold him accountable for his actions.

Episode 150
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Democracy in action, or the fall of Western Civilization? Jeff offers a fresh look at Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in their respective roles as the presumptive nominees of their parties.

Episode 149
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

As humans evolve we are able to empathize with more and more life forms, beginning with other people and eventually extending to other species that may be very different from us – from elephants to insects to Donald Trump....

Episode 148
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jeff takes an in-depth look at the beautiful and mysterious desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which he refers to as "our Arab frenemy".

Episode 147
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Jeff often talks about how politics offers us opportunities to do integral practice, because politics has a lot of juice. "It really reaches down to our lower strata of development, down to our power and security chakras, which determine how we see the world," he says. Listen as Jeff and Terry Patten try to make sense of the political circus of the U.S. election season.